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Barre Beat 10.9.14

Barre Beat 10.9.14

by Emily Kaminsky Organizers of Returning to the Community, an interactive event which simulates the experience of formerly incarcerated individuals returning to the community, are still looking for participants. The event will be held Thursday, October 16, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Barre’s Alumni Hall (next to the Barre Auditorium), and is free of […]

The State of Security

by Jeremy Lesniak It seems that I’m always writing about technology security. My articles are often full of advice about backups and infections. Unfortunately, as time has passed, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the frequency and severity of infections. The attacks are becoming more sophisticated and creative as users are becoming savvier. Let’s look […]

Putting Perennial Gardens to Bed

by Miriam Hansen Miriam’s been a bit under the weather of late, and couldn’t summon the reserves to write a column for this issue. We are therefore publishing, at her suggestion and with a few modifications, the column she published last October—with our wishes for a speedy recovery. This is a busy time of year […]

Eye on Montpelier

by Ashley Witzenberger,  Executive Director, Montpelier Alive Don’t miss three days of fun coming up soon in downtown Montpelier! Thursday, October 16, 6-9 p.m., Moonlight Madness: Your chance to come visit all of your favorite downtown Montpelier stores and find some great deals! Friday, October 17, 4-8 p.m., Montpelier Art Walk: Showcasing works of Central […]

Barre Beat 9.25.14

by Emily Kaminsky A recent telephone interview with Barre city manager Steve Mackenzie provides the focus for this issue’s Barre Beat. Despite repair needs, the sky stops falling at the ice arena. The peeling paint ordeal at the city’s B.O.R. Ice Arena will have to remain unresolved through the winter. After the arena got a fresh […]

BRIDGE BITES: Tube Steaks, Weenies and Wursts 9.25.14

by Mark Frano   It is very tempting to take the low road when making fresh sausage. The process of transforming ground pork butt into slippery links is undeniably suggestive. Trying not to giggle like a schoolgirl at a slumber party as the sausage is extruded from the horn of the press is tough. In […]

Eye on Montpelier 9.25.14

by Ashley Witzenberger, Executive Director, Montpelier Alive October is busy with fun events downtown. Kick off a long weekend on Thursday, October 16, from 6 to 9 p.m., with Moonlight Madness—blowout sales in downtown stores and star-gazing at the North Branch Nature Center. Don’t miss it! Friday, October 17, from 4 to 8 p.m., it’s […]

Eye on Montpelier 9.11.14

by Ashley Witzenberger, Executive Director, Montpelier Alive Montpelier Alive would like to send a big thank-you out to all of the community members who came out Saturday night for our 15th anniversary party! Thank you to all the volunteers and vendors who helped to make the party great fun. We appreciate all the donations made to […]

Barre Beat 9.11.14

 by Emily Kaminsky Barre is often called the Granite City. Thanks to the work of Studio Place Arts (SPA), funding from the Charles Semprebon Fund, the Vermont Granite Museum and other community partners–and thanks to its abundance of granite–Barre has now established itself as a sculpture city, too.” SPA, a nonprofit community visual arts center […]

Tech Check: Building from the Ground Up 9.11.14

by Jeremy Lesniak I often recall the scenario of a client from years gone by. We repurposed some old hardware in multiple locations, yielding not one, not two, but nine copies of the client’s mission-critical data. I apply the same strategy with many clients today, never relying on a single physical location for backup. I can’t […]