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Nature Watch: 11.20.14

by Nona Estrin On Monday an icy blast brought bad roads and storm. When dusk began to fall only a bit after 3:30 p.m., my spirits sank. I knew winter was coming but some part of me was clearly not prepared. This feeling had been creeping up on me at end of day since time […]

Barre Beat – 11.20.14

by Emily Kaminsky Breaking news! Barre is now the place to source homemade, high-quality authentic Indian food! Gary Singh, who has owned the Shell station at the intersection of routes 14 and 63 in South Barre for about five years, just started offering a full menu of take-out and eat-in Indian food. The menu has […]

Nature Watch – 11.6.14

by Nona Estrin I returned this week to find tamaracks in full brassy yellow, and the following report, from Barb Baird, in my inbox. She lives next to the huge ginkgo tree on Barre Street and sends out the word when the old tree begins its dramatic two-hour shed of leaves: “Weird year for the tree […]

Tech Check: Update Your Website, People, It’s Not 1997 Any More! Tips for Website Owners

by Jeremy Lesniak I’ve worked on hundreds of websites over the years, including building full websites from the ground up to making smaller changes.Through all that time I’ve found that many businesses know they need a website, but don’t quite understand how to make it more than a web-based, budget-draining business card. I haven’t spent […]

Barre Beat – 11.6.14

Barre Beat – 11.6.14

by Emily Kaminsky After years of delivering programming and services to Barre area seniors at the Wheelock Building on North Main Street, the Barre Area Senior Center has moved to a newly renovated location at the E.F. Wall building on South Main Street in Barre. According to Director Marilyn Brault, the new space is twice […]

Eye on Montpelier – 11.6.14

by Ashley Witzenberger, Executive Director at Montpelier Alive The holidays are upon us and there is always lots to do in downtown Montpelier. Mark your calendar for the following events: Flannel Friday Friday, Nov. 28 Montpelier’s version of Black Friday! Wear your flannel and get fabulous deals in downtown stores. Flannel buttons will be available […]

Hands-On Gardener: For the Love of Brussels Sprouts

by Miriam Hansen   Early November and we’ve had our first really hard frost, the perfect time to finish harvesting the Brussels sprouts and some of the parsnips and kale. A friend taught me a wonderful technique for freezing kale. Blanche about six to 10 leaves by dipping them into boiling water. One-and-a-half minutes should […]

Eye on Montpelier – 10.23.14

by Ashley Witzenberger, Executive Director at Montpelier Alive We hope everyone enjoyed the ArtsFest on Saturday night. Montpelier Alive would like to thank the following people for helping to make it a spectacular event: Northfield Savings Bank Jesse Jacobs & the Jacobs Family Gossens Bachman Architects Barre Electric Three Penny Taproom          […]

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 […]