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October 22, 2014 No comments

WHEN UNEXPECTED GUESTS COME TO CALL

There is a predictable rhythm to the presence of birds on the home property. Their arrival and departure closely follows the seasonal ebb and flow which is not at all surprising in the general scheme of things.  Birds of our region, like all avian species, have opportunistically evolved to thrive under certain climate driven circumstances, […]

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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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Holiday Party
October 20, 2014 No comments

Halloween Entertaining Ideas

I have always loved a really good Halloween party.   Growing up, my family was really into Halloween; we were always a top contender for biggest pumpkin at the Lyme pumpkin festival, and my parents nearly annually won top prize at the neighborhood costume ball.  As an adult, I have tried to keep the tradition of Halloween party-throwing alive, now with […]

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October 20, 2014 No comments

A Clash of Titans…

It is so much fun to watch a movie in which great actors go head to head. Iconic scenes can result. Think DiNiro and Pacino in “Heat’; Gable and Leigh in ‘Gone with the Wind’; or perhaps Chase and Murray in ‘Caddyshack’. In ‘The Judge’ we get two of modern day films great risk takers […]

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Holiday Party
October 20, 2014 No comments

Halloween Entertaining Ideas

I have always loved a really good Halloween party.   Growing up, my family was really into Halloween; we were always a top contender for biggest pumpkin at the Lyme pumpkin festival, and my parents nearly annually won top prize at the neighborhood costume ball.  As an adult, I have tried to keep the tradition of Halloween party-throwing alive, now with […]

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October 19, 2014 No comments

National Marionette Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast!

Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall, Haverhill, NH www.courtstreetarts.org Award-winning National Marionette Theatre has been amazing audiences around the world with their imaginative productions for over forty years. The retelling of this classic tale shows that when Beauty looks beyond the Beast’s external appearance she learns to love him for who he truly is on […]

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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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October 20, 2014 No comments

The Confusion Continues…Pounds?? Kilograms??

The last time I posted was the first week of classes. All I talked about was the culture shock and how many of us might be going through it. But, another thing that might have put you in shock in the last couple of weeks is what scientists in Geisel have come to call “Dartmouth shock!”-the first […]

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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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Hyperlapse
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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messy bedroom
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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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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October 6, 2014 No comments

Long-Term Care Insurance and the Partnership Program

The cost of long term care ranges from $3,000 to $12,000 or more a month. The cost will continue to rise. These costs are unsustainable for many, if not most, of the population. Many people are forced to use substantially all of their assets to cover the cost of their long term care. Once assets […]

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September 22, 2014 No comments

Two Sides to Every Coin

Here is a very interesting observation regarding the Alibaba IPO, written by Brian Sesbury and Robert Stein, Chief Economist at First Trust. (Go to www.ftportfolios.com for additional disclosures and information) Nice to hear an economist with some common sense. Brian S. Wesbury, Chief Economist Robert Stein, Deputy Chief Economist Date: 9/22/2014 Every coin, like every […]

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