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March 6, 2015 One comment

Live Streaming-It’s for the Birds!

In warmer climes, I am reliably told they exist, birds are pairing up and going about the business of raising families. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is among several bird-oriented organizations that has bird cams set up to bring you real time views of the family activity. Following are a few sites that may be […]

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March 5, 2015 No comments

HOO’S CALLING?

There have been a goodly number of posts on the local birder listservs in the last few weeks referencing owls. This circumstance is not surprising given that owls are very active in the early months of the calendar year looking for mates and beginning to nest. Owls have long held a special place in a […]

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March 4, 2015 No comments

Being Mortal: On Your Bookshelf?

Dr. Atul Gawande’s book, Being Mortal, is a remarkable and provocative work. The most remarkable thing about it, however, may be that everyone I know is reading it. It has been on the New York Times best seller list for 19 weeks and counting. Try this: mention end-of-life decisions to any random group of friends […]

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March 5, 2015 No comments

Curious About Cuba?

William Craig, author of Yankee Come Home: On the Road from Guantanamo to San Juan Hill, will take you on a road trip across the Pearl of the Antilles

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March 4, 2015 No comments

Being Mortal: On Your Bookshelf?

Dr. Atul Gawande’s book, Being Mortal, is a remarkable and provocative work. The most remarkable thing about it, however, may be that everyone I know is reading it. It has been on the New York Times best seller list for 19 weeks and counting. Try this: mention end-of-life decisions to any random group of friends […]

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March 3, 2015 No comments

Northern Stage presents the WORLD PREMIERE production: Orwell in America!

Northern Stage, the region’s award-winning professional theater, to produce Orwell in America, a World Premiere Production Orwell in America, written by preeminent playwright Joe Sutton, runs live on stage at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT, March 11 through March 29. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start […]

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March 4, 2015 No comments

Being Mortal: On Your Bookshelf?

Dr. Atul Gawande’s book, Being Mortal, is a remarkable and provocative work. The most remarkable thing about it, however, may be that everyone I know is reading it. It has been on the New York Times best seller list for 19 weeks and counting. Try this: mention end-of-life decisions to any random group of friends […]

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February 27, 2015 3 comments

Trending Near You–The Death Cafe

Last night, I left the cocoon of my den with working fireplace and drove into the frigid evening to attend a Death Café.  The announcement of the meeting promised conversation about death—and cake. Judging from the group’s small size, one might say that “trending” is a bit of an overstatement, although some attendees mentioned  that […]

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February 26, 2015 No comments

“Genius” choreographer explores the incomplete quest for civil rights

HANOVER, NH—MacArthur “genius” choreographer Kyle Abraham, whose “smart….self-aware and luscious” (The New York Times) dance vocabulary fuses classical and modern styles, comes to the Hop with an evening-length work addressing the incomplete struggle for civil rights in South Africa and here at home. His company, Abraham.In.Motion, performs When the Wolves Came In on Tuesday, March […]

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March 3, 2015 No comments

Live Music Thursdays at The Lyme Inn

The Lyme Inn’s parking lot is jam-packed every Thursday night thanks to “Live Music Thursdays”, so last week I planned a dinner out with my husband, looking forward to music by a “supergroup” composed of Dan Freihofer of Spare Parts, Gary Hubbard of Breakfast of Champions, Pooh Sprague of Sensible Shoes, and Mike Gareau of […]

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February 16, 2015 No comments

Food, Drinks, Atmosphere- Tip Top Has It All

We recently dined with another couple at White River Junction’s Tip Top Cafe. In fact, it was actually a Valentine’s dinner. We were prepared to eat whatever without any feelings of guilt or the specter of any New Year’s resolutions involving desserts or food of any kind. No limits. As we all know, it was […]

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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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March 6, 2015 No comments

GMAIL Makeover

Google is previewing a vastly improved contacts feature that will eventually become part of Gmail. The new contacts tool is elegantly designed. Instead of a simple alphabetical list, Google’s (GOOGL, Tech30) new contacts tool sorts people according to importance: First, “starred” (favorite) contacts appear, followed by frequently contacted and then “all contacts.” You can easily […]

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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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March 6, 2015 No comments

Your Cat is Now Your Drinking Buddy

You never have to drink alone again, because now you can drink with your cats. At least in Japan you can, because a Japanese company called B&H Lifes has begun selling wine made specifically for cats. This special feline libation is called “Nyan Nyan Nouveau.” As Kotaku reports, “nyan nyan” is the Japanese equivalent of “meow meow.” […]

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February 6, 2015 No comments

What a Pig.

Mangalitsa, The Pig That Resembles a Sheep By Kaushik Sunday, May 04, 2014  Animals  4 comments Mangalitsa or Mangalica is a rare breed of pig of Hungarian origin that has an unusual growth of curly hair over its body, akin to that of a sheep. The fleece can be black, or red, but is most […]

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January 27, 2015 No comments

Wake up, Wasabi!

Wasabi-Spraying Fire Alarm Is Made for the Hard of Hearing SEP 30, 2011 06:45 PM ET // BY ALEXANDER DAVIES If you think that being hit in the face with a super-spicy wasabi mist is necessarily a bad thing, think again. A team of researchers from Japan’s Shiga University of Medical Science has invented a smoke alarm […]

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January 26, 2015 No comments

Possible Tax Trap!

It has been over two years since the President signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA). Among other things, ATRA made permanent the following: The applicable exemption amount (unified credit) was set at $5,250,000 (indexed for inflation. In 2015 the amount is $5,430,000); The estate tax rate was fixed at 40%; and Portability […]

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January 5, 2015 No comments

10 Important Habits of Debt Free People

Below is A.J. Smith’s (from Credit. com) interesting article for the new year. Read and share with friends and neighbors. Probably a valuable gift. -tf Whether you’ve resolved to get debt-free this year or you have a long way to go to get there, it’s good to be inspired. Look at people you know who are […]

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Mouse & Cheese
January 5, 2015 No comments

Who Moved My Plan?

In the late 90’s Spencer Johnson wrote Who Moved My Cheese? a story about changes we experience in life and four typical reactions to change in our ongoing quest for the cheese. Johnson’s main premise is that change happens, and anticipating and adapting to change is key to our success in life. This is why […]

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