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April 23, 2015 No comments

Still the King

Name a specific region and a specific wine that sum up what quality American winemaking is all about. If you say “Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon,” you will be in agreement with most people, I’ll bet. Other areas and wines are making a claim to be definitive for American wine — the elegant Pinot Noir produced […]

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April 23, 2015 No comments

Heads Up! Aging in May

After a harrowing winter, cabin fever may have taken hold.  Gotta get out to the garden. Must rake the yard. If you are very efficient, or if you overdo, take a respite and attend one of the many programs during the month of May that will be exploring issues of aging.  Scour the abbreviated info below, mark your […]

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April 20, 2015 No comments

DISPATCHES: THAT FLOWERY LAND, PART 2 – A WALK IN THE PARK

One characteristic shared by avid birders is an almost irrational obsession with wanting to get the day’s “last” or “special” bird.

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April 21, 2015 No comments

Phil Klay ’05 Among PEN Finalists (The Washington Post)

Redeployment, a collection of short stories by Iraq veteran Phil Klay ’05, is among the finalists for this year’s $25,000 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for debut fiction, reports The Washington Post Iraq War veteran Phil Klay continues to win accolades for “Redeployment,” a story collection based on his experience as a Marine. The book won […]

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April 19, 2015 No comments

Lest they forget…

In the opening minutes of ‘Woman in Gold’, the consistently astonishing Helen Mirren’s character, Maria Altmann, responds to a minor memory lapse by Ryan Reynold’s Randol Schoenberg – the son of a close friend who is about to become her lawyer and fellow passenger on a remarkable journey of loss, remembrance and recovery. “People forget […]

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April 19, 2015 No comments

Northern Stage: Time to Fly

Ever wondered what Santa was like as a life partner?  Nor have I.  You can indulge your speculations by watching a red-hot Carol Dunne explain why Nick has disappointed. But that is not the major focus of Songs for a New World, Northern Stage’s current production at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction.  Four actors […]

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Spring's Early Offerings
April 23, 2015 No comments

Heads Up! Aging in May

After a harrowing winter, cabin fever may have taken hold.  Gotta get out to the garden. Must rake the yard. If you are very efficient, or if you overdo, take a respite and attend one of the many programs during the month of May that will be exploring issues of aging.  Scour the abbreviated info below, mark your […]

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April 21, 2015 No comments

Phil Klay ’05 Among PEN Finalists (The Washington Post)

Redeployment, a collection of short stories by Iraq veteran Phil Klay ’05, is among the finalists for this year’s $25,000 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for debut fiction, reports The Washington Post Iraq War veteran Phil Klay continues to win accolades for “Redeployment,” a story collection based on his experience as a Marine. The book won […]

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April 9, 2015 No comments

The Art of War: Sauer and the Hotel Modern

It is a tribute to the craft of the Hotel Modern and Arthur Sauer and their production of The Great War that I could barely wait to escape the Hopkins Center. Through the use of live animation, tiny props, tables of sawdust and potting soil on the stage of the Moore Theater, and a mechanism […]

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April 19, 2015 No comments

Let’s eat – Vermont Restaurant Week starts Friday, April 24

With 120 restaurants participating in this year’s Vermont Restaurant Week, there will be no shortage of upcoming culinary celebrations around the state. Produced by independent news pub Seven Days and presented by Vermont Federal Credit Union, the savory-and-sweet-packed week benefits Vermont Foodbank and runs through Sunday May 3. That’s a whole 10 days to explore […]

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April 12, 2015 No comments

Thai Orchid – Go for the Food

A friend’s recommendation led us to Thai Orchid in downtown Hanover Friday night. It was still early, so we decided to call ahead for a reservation. Not as easy as you might think – the phone line was busy for the 30 minutes my husband spent redialing. Finally, we decided to chance it. Thai Orchid […]

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April 2, 2015 No comments

Base Camp Café – Nepalese Cuisine in Hanover

Yearning for a bit of variety last Saturday night, my husband and I decided to try Base Camp Café in Hanover for an early dinner. We’d heard from friends who visited the restaurant during its opening last September that its Nepalese cuisine was excellent, and a glance at my Yelp app showed the restaurant has […]

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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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April 12, 2015 No comments

How to Make Gifts to “Your People”

It has been a year since we first asked the question: what is an estate plan? Over the last 12 months we have concentrated most of our time on discussing planning for incapacity, an oft overlooked aspect of an estate plan. Today we begin the discussion of how my estate plan will work after my […]

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March 23, 2015 No comments

Social Security Survivors Benefits!

A frequently asked question surviving spouses ask us is: do my Social Security benefits change? According to the Social Security Administration, a surviving spouse may be eligible to receive the deceased spouse’s full retirement benefits at full retirement age (“FRA”). For survivor benefits only, FRA is 66 for anyone born before 1957. The FRA increases […]

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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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