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January 22, 2015 No comments

Time to Take Down That Tree!

This video makes it clear: It’s time for that tree ( and those wreathes!) to come down!  

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January 21, 2015 2 comments

Brian DiGeorge, Woodworker

Local woodworker, Brian DiGeorge, creates beautiful pieces and was recently featured in Fine Woodworking magazine. Here is a write up from his website- check it out! Services I live and run my wood shop in Lyme, New Hampshire and am available for projects and commissions in fine furniture & woodworking, finished carpentry, and home remodeling – […]

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January 21, 2015 No comments


Regular readers of these postings will by now be all too familiar with my frequent avian searches that come up empty-handed. Taken together, these accounts resemble nothing so much as love unrequited. Tufted ducks in Charlotte, VT? Wintering bald eagles along the Connecticut River? Greater white-fronted geese in Vernon, VT? How about Bicknell’s thrushes in […]

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January 26, 2015 No comments

Handicapping the Oscars: Part One

With the Screen Actors Guild awards now complete, we have a pretty good idea of which direction the Oscars are headed. The ‘awards season’ includes so many events – most of them recently created and made-for-TV – that by the time the Academy Awards themselves are presented on February 22, most of the suspense has […]

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January 19, 2015 No comments

Inspiring Kitchens

As we all settle in to 2015 and start tackling our new years resolutions, plans for home renovation projects are just getting underway.  The kitchen makeover is an especially popular project for new and old homeowners alike.  The kitchen is the heart and soul of the home, and a well-designed kitchen functions seamlessly as a cooking and gathering space as […]

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January 18, 2015 No comments

Happily Never After…

Culture vultures in the Upper Valley have been treated to two versions of Stephen Sondheim’s musical interpretation of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, ‘Into the Woods’ this winter. The first was Northern Stage’s production of the original Broadway musical, and including a cast of actors who won’t likely be seen in People magazine. The second is Rob […]

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January 20, 2015 No comments

DHART: 20 Years of Critical Care Transport

  More than 24,500 patients transported. Covering more than 2.56 million miles by air and ground. DHART has been saving lives in Northern New England for 20 years. Watch this special video celebrating their anniversary, which gives a glimpse into the team and the amazing life-saving service they provide. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a national leader in […]

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January 12, 2015 No comments

Williamson Translational Research Building Scheduled for Completion 2015

Scheduled for completion in summer 2015, the Geisel School of Medicine’s Williamson Translational Research Building will make collaboration between biomedical scientists and clinicians easier.Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a national leader in patient-centered health care and building a sustainable health system. Founded in 1893, the system includes New Hampshire’s only Level 1 trauma center and its only air […]

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January 11, 2015 No comments

Exhibition Showcases Work of Alumni Artists

Read the full story by Steve Smith, published by Dartmouth Alumni News The work of 13 alumni artists will be celebrated during the “Alumni in the Arts Biennial Exhibition”, opening Jan. 10 at the Hopkins Center’s Top of the Hop and The Black Family Visual Arts Center’s Nearburg Gallery. The exhibition runs through April 30. […]

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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.    

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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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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 19, 2015 No comments

Before There Were Trees…

Long Before Trees Overtook the Land, Earth Was Covered by Giant Mushrooms 24 feet tall and three feet wide, these giant spires dotted the ancient landscape Read more:

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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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Tax Trap
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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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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