Heard on the Street
Cash for Your Old Fridge Efficiency Vermont is offering cash bonuses for inefficient refrigerators and freezers, thereby saving electricity demand. They point out that if you’ve got an unused fridge that’s plugged in but rarely used, you could not only get cash from the turn-in program, but also save as much as $150 in annual [...]
On Sunday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m., at MHS, Senator Bernie Sanders will host Danish Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen. Sanders’ office notes, “Recently the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that the Danish people rank among the happiest in the world among some 40 countries that were studied. America did not crack the top [...]
The Dollar General chain will host a career fair at 108 North Main Street in Northfield on Saturday, May 18, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Job applicants are encouraged to check out their website, dollargeneral.com/careers, for available jobs and to bring a resume with them.
Consumers Union, advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, commended the Vermont House for passing H.112, which requires labeling of all genetically engineered (GE) food sold in Vermont. H.112 now moves to Vermont’s Senate, which will take it up next January.
Perhaps foreseeing fights that will ensue next January, the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) warns that cornered and/or protective dogs are the most likely biters, and suggests, “If you are faced with an aggressive dog, don’t approach fast, make eye contact, stand over the dog, or turn suddenly and run. DO stop, stay still, avoid [...]
Anti-GMO folks have organized a “March Against Monsanto” on May 25, leaving Montpelier High at 11 a.m., arriving at the State House for speeches.
Wild Heart Wellness, a Plainfield herbal clinic, will hold an open house on Sunday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 123 Pitkin Road. They’re in the same building with EarthWalk Vermont. Guests can enjoy lemon grass tea as they learn about the clinic’s consultation services. Central Vermont High School (CVHS) will host [...]
In April 2012, husband and wife team, Tom and Robin Coulter, became the new managers of the Sears Hometown Store on the Barre-Montpelier Road in Berlin. To mark their one-year anniversary, the Coulters threw a party on Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, with deals, prizes, food and music. According to Tom, “We cooked [...]
Montpelier Farmers’ Market Part of Green Up Day The first outdoor Capital City Farmers Market of the season will take place on Saturday, May 4, in conjunction with Green Up Day. Green Up Day trash bags will be available at the market from 9 to 11 a.m. Several downtown businesses and organizations are also planning [...]
Annual Meeting of the Funeral Consumers Alliance: Funeral Planning with Humor Gail Rubin, cancer survivor, author of A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die and funeral-planning consultant, will address the 2013 annual meeting of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Vermont (FCA-VT), at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Norwich [...]