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Hanging out at home is always better with your furkid by your side. From lounging on the couch, binge watching movies to doing yard work — having your pet with you makes day-to-day activities more enjoyable.

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The COVID-19 pandemic presents many difficulties for businesses as people have been forced to work from home. We are no exception. At C2, we have been working remotely while following social distancing protocols during onsite support. We convene with our teams daily via teleconferencing to e…

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Many Vermonters have switched to online school and remote work since Governor Phil Scott's order, "Stay Home, Stay Safe," which directed the closure of in-person operations for nonessential businesses. With so much of life online these days, starting a book club is a great way to take your m…

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On Tuesday morning, when 11-year-old Reid Putnam would normally be in school if not for the coronavirus pandemic, a parade of honking cars surprised him at his home in Colchester.

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Colchester is lucky to have 14 miles of bike paths, 32 miles of sidewalks and eight parks where folks can escape their homes and families for a bit and go outside—while practicing social distancing, of course.

As the coronavirus pandemic threatens public health and the U.S. economy, more people are working from home on a regular basis. The move follows social distancing guidelines as an attempt to slow the outbreak, but keeping scattered workforces connected and productive can be challenging for m…

Zooming with friends and family has become a popular way to be mentally active while staying home and keeping healthy. Now you can “Zoom a Scientist” courtesy of the University of Vermont Extension Lake Champlain Sea Grant education team.

For many of us staying home means doing a lot more cooking at home, which can be a daunting when you’re also trying to work and manage kids home from school.

Saint Michael's College alumna Emily Loebs '16 has stepped up to help in the effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. A business risk manager for a collateral and cash funding desk at State Street by day, Loebs has recently been following up her nine-plus-hour work days by working until midni…

Hannaford Supermarkets is donating $25,000 to the Vermont Food Bank as part of a broader to donate $250,000 to food shelves in New England and New York,

Lyric Theatre Company planned to bring the magic of Roald Dahl’s classic characters from Matilda to the Flynn MainStage in April, but said in a recent statement that it will postpone the production to ensure the community stays safe and healthy amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Saint Michael’s College Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Kristin Dykstra, received the 2020 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation for her work on the book The Winter Garden Photograph, a collection by the Cuban writer Reina María Rodríguez.

As you know, the coronavirus has become a major health concern, not just in China, but in other parts of the world, too – and it’s also shaken up the financial markets. As an individual investor, how concerned should you be?

As you go through life, you’ll have many financial goals. Fortunately, you don’t need to achieve them all at the same time. But when you have a mix of short- and long-term goals, you will need to pursue some different investment strategies simultaneously.

Ten Purple Knights are currently volunteering in countries around the world with the Peace Corps, putting Saint Michael’s College (SMC) on the agency’s list of top 25 volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2020.

Local 4-H’ers from Chittenden and Franklin Counties competed in the annual Chittenden County 4-H Invitational Horse Quiz Bowl, Feb. 20. Summer Le of Colchester placed second in the Junior Division for ages 12 to 13.

If you own a business, you know that setting up a retirement plan for yourself and your employees can be challenging. But it may now be getting easier.

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The Musician of the Month this February is Colchester High School (CHS) senior Jenna Walker. Jenna is a member of Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Chorale. She has been a member of one or more choral ensembles during her four years in high school.

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Aside from avoiding the gutters and those troublesome 7-10 splits, one of the hardest things in bowling—at least for some novice players—is finding the right ball to use.

Dr. Millie Armstrong of the Petit Brook Veterinary Clinic in Colchester is the 2020 recipient of the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association’s Dave Walker Award.

Six-year-old Morgan has been dealing with Leukemia for a while, but thoughts of that were far away when she learned that her wish—to meet a dolphin and stay at Give Kids the World at Walt Disney World—would come true.

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A wooden sign with the name, “Logan,” carved into it hangs on a wall in the garage. It used to be the seat of a friend’s old workbench; now it marks 13-year-old Logan Pelchat’s workstation, where he spends hours quietly turning wood and welding metal.

Edge Pharma, a pharmaceutical company located in Colchester, recently received over $62,000 in grant funding from the Vermont Training Program (VTP). With this funding, Edge Pharma will train employees in several departments vital to meeting increasing demand. Training includes prepping labo…

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The 37th annual Colchester Winter Carnival kicked off last weekend with a talent show of All Stars, horse-drawn hay rides, laser tag, maple cotton candy, and a playdough extravaganza.

If you ask two beekeepers the same question, you’ll get three different answers. At least, this is according to Jeannie and Ralph Perkins—two local beekeepers. When asked about the unique traits of beekeeping in Colchester, the Perkins’ assertion seems to be true. “It’s not an exact science,…

Do you have a lucky number? Is it between one and 100? The Colchester-Milton Rotary Club is hosting their seventh annual Calcutta fundraiser on Feb. 8 at the Hampton Inn in Colchester. The night will include a silent auction and a chance to win big. Tickets cost $150 and include one ball in …

The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) put a bow on the 2019 season at the ACT Banquet of Champions on Saturday, Jan. 18. Many top drivers from the season were honored at the banquet, including Colchester resident and two-time champion Scott Payea, who took home the ACT Sportsmanship Award.

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Allison Kuklok of the Saint Michael’s College philosophy faculty learned this month that she is the recipient of a prestigious, highly competitive $60,000 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) year-long Fellowship, which she will use to work on a book about the status of the human bein…

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Governor Phil Scott shone a light on middle schooler Justin Sears of Colchester who raised money over the holidays to pay his school’s lunch debt, during the state of the state address on Jan. 9.

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Kellogg-Hubbard library in Montpelier is once again calling for poetry submissions for its eleventh year of PoemCity, a city-wide event that displays poetry on local business storefronts as a way to celebrate National Poetry Month. In addition to the text display, PoemC…

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Colchester High School (CHS) standout seniors Meg Lehouiller, Ciera Morse and Petra Bajuk were named to the Vermont roster for the annual Twin-State Field Hockey game, a tradition since 1984 featuring the top graduating high school seniors from Vermont against their counterparts from New Hampshire.

In 2020, all food scraps – from businesses and residents – will be banned from Vermont’s landfills. That means, in the New Year, Vermonters must do more than just resolve to compost more – they must be refuse-compliant.

The 21st annual, Its KOOL to send a kid to Camp Takumta radio-thon was held December 9-13, five hours a day, at the WKOL studios of Hall Communications. Dozens of volunteers from the Camp Takumta family volunteered by answering phone pledges and spreading the word about the camp which operat…

The Colchester-Milton Rotary Club huddled in the garage of Senator Dick Mazza’s general store on Saturday, Dec. 14 piling potatoes on stuffing on cranberry sauce for their annual holiday basket drive.

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This month’s “Musician of the Month” is Blayne Fitzgerald. Blayne is a junior at Colchester High School (CHS), and a member of Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Chorale. Blayne has been a member of one or more choral ensembles during all of her years in high school. She is one of a handful…