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November 25, 2014 No comments

DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE

My primary care physician says I need to get more exercise. From early spring through October when the gardens and yard work are in full swing, exercise is not a problem. There is plenty to keep me on the move. But once November appears, getting a meaningful workout is more problematic. Fortunately, there’s birding. If […]

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November 24, 2014 No comments

19 Days of Norwich

Local First Alliance members will help broaden the reach of “The 19 Days of Norwich” starting December 1.

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November 21, 2014 No comments

Not Black, but LOCAL Friday

  We’ve all been hearing about Black Friday in all its glorious marketing savvy from the newspapers we read, the television commercials we watch, the radio spots we hear, and the flyers and postcards that get distributed around our towns, communities, and all over the country at this time of year. What’s it all about, […]

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November 24, 2014 No comments

The Virtue of Ignorance…

One of the darlings of the film festival season has come to town. And like last week’s choice for this blog – Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ – ‘Birdman: or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance’ takes the viewer on a flight of intellectual fancy. But while ‘Interstellar’ asked us to become neo-Stephen Hawking’s and try to comprehend […]

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Logo by Artist Matthew Brown of Lyme, NH
November 21, 2014 No comments

Not Black, but LOCAL Friday

  We’ve all been hearing about Black Friday in all its glorious marketing savvy from the newspapers we read, the television commercials we watch, the radio spots we hear, and the flyers and postcards that get distributed around our towns, communities, and all over the country at this time of year. What’s it all about, […]

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November 21, 2014 No comments

Irish Christmas in America

The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center will usher in the holiday season with the family friendly “Irish Christmas in America” on Saturday, December 13, at 7:00 p.m. in Stowe, Vermont.

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October 27, 2014 No comments

Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond Coming to Hood Museum of Art

by Joseph Blumberg  Eminent civil rights leader Julian Bond is coming to Dartmouth as part of a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He will speak on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m. in the Hood Museum of Art Auditorium. Bond’s appearance is in conjunction with the exhibition “Witness: […]

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October 20, 2014 No comments

Bruce Duthu ’80 on Promoting Social Justice

By Joni B. Cole The Dartmouth Professor Talks: As a teenager from a Houma family in Dulac, La., Bruce Duthu ’80 had never heard of Dartmouth College. Then an alumnus came to town and pushed him to apply. Duthu made excuses—his native Cajun French was only supplemented by “Bugs Bunny” English, he was more inclined […]

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October 20, 2014 No comments

Bonfire Buildout!

Every year, the College community gathers on the Green for the Dartmouth Night bonfire, kicking off  Homecoming weekend. In this video, students talk about the planning and hard work that go into constructing the enormous wooden edifice that illuminates the Green in the cherished tradition of the bonfire. “It ignites the year and it keeps […]

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September 11, 2014 No comments

King Arthur Flour: $16,000 Raised for Hunger Relief

Norwich, VT   With over a third of all Vermonters not being able to afford enough food, King Arthur Flour is proud to announce that nearly $16,000 was raised to combat the serious issue of hunger. The Second Annual Bakers’ Harvest Tasting Supper brought together two dozen food vendors and farms – allowing 130 attendees to […]

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The Upper Valley's diners are gems - and places that offer many varieties of comfort.
August 18, 2014 No comments

In Praise of Diners

This is an odd week for me, since many of my close friends are starting to pack their belongings in trunks and say their goodbyes before they head off to college. It’s a melancholy time, and as I say farewell I can’t help but think of all the times and places I experienced with my friends. […]

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Worthy Burger is housed right next to the tracks in South Royalton, VT. This is itself a symbol of Worthy's philosophy of simplicity.
June 16, 2014 No comments

Shady Lanes: Worthy Burger

It is entirely fitting to Worthy Burger’s ethos that it is out of the way, deep in the Vermont countryside. Many a wanderer has uncovered the tiny town of South Royalton, VT, after catching word of our region’s secret beef gem. I heard about it from Dartmouth’s student paper a year ago, and I can […]

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September 9, 2014 No comments

Get on Board the Brain Train

Want to stay in intellectual shape? You might want to invest in one of these brain training apps as recommended by CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/09/health/brain-training-apps/index.html?hpt=hp_c4    

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September 4, 2014 No comments

Social Media and Your Business

Calling all small businesses! Are you a home-based business, small retailer, farmer, independent contractor, or otherwise self-employed? The Cohase Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be hosting a special event on Tuesday Sept 9th at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT. In conjunction with the VT Small Business Development Center, a seminar will be […]

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August 27, 2014 No comments

Hyperlapse Is Hyperfun

Check out this great new app from Instagram ( for iphones only)! It’s a lot of fun . You can capture vid with a tap of a finger and speed up your life in a matter of seconds. And, you can  then post your creative side to Facebook and Instagram instantly. It’s sooooo easy. Read […]

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August 10, 2014 No comments

TIL J Was the Last Letter Added to the Alphabet

J must be the loneliest letter in the alphabet. J came in last.

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July 27, 2014 No comments

TIL I Am Not the Only Mother Who Dealt With This.

Disaster relief request made by kid whose mother declared his bedroom a disaster area.

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July 7, 2014 No comments

TIL African elephants can distinguish human languages, genders and ages associated with danger.

Elephants are amazing. I only wish they could see, hear and smell a poacher from 10 miles away. But, they are able to listen to languages spoken nearby and know if it is coming from a possible threat. http://www.nature.com/news/elephants-recognize-the-voices-of-their-enemies-1.14846  

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November 20, 2014 No comments

Alzheimer’s Awareness

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness month. As part of its ongoing effort to provide support for the aging population and caregivers, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center hosted a series of workshops devoted to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This article is based on a presentation by Kesstan Blandin, PhD, Dartmouth Centers for Health & Aging and Aleksandra Stark, […]

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October 26, 2014 No comments

Portability Election Extension Ends 12/31/14

Portability is a big deal. It authorizes executors of estates of decedents dying after December 31, 2010, to elect to transfer any unused exclusion to the surviving spouse. The amount received by the surviving spouse is called the deceased spousal unused exclusion, or DSUE amount. The surviving spouse may apply the DSUE amount received from […]

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October 21, 2014 No comments

14 Top Year End Tax Moves

‘Tis the season for year-end tax planning. By making tax moves, particularly those that relate to your investments, as the year winds down, you can pile up tax savings. Here are 14 strategies that may result in holiday cheer: 1. Harvest capital gains. Despite recent tax rate increases, you still can benefit from favorable tax […]

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