Celebrate springtime in Chester

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CHESTER, Vt. – It’s time to activate spring and summer floral displays around Chester by supporting the planter campaign organized by Chester Townscape, a committee of tax-exempt Chester Community Alliance. CT is once again soliciting contributions to purchase large containers … Continued

Shopping local can benefit you and your community

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StatePoint – If you have home improvement plans this spring, it’s important to consider where you will be doing your shopping. For many people, the first stores to come to mind are big box retailers because of the widespread assumption … Continued

Smart kitchen upgrade ideas to help you save time

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StatePoint– Most home cooks want the flexibility of preparing complicated meals with ease and convenience. However, even those with a deft culinary hand may be limited by their tools, space and appliances. Smartly outfitting your kitchen can help you jump … Continued

How to spruce up your garden with bird safety in mind

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StatePoint – You may not realize it, but the average residential property can be hazardous to local wildlife without proper precautions taken. An estimated 98 million birds are killed annually in the U.S. when colliding with windows, according to Western … Continued

What to know before replacing home flooring

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StatePoint-Whether you are building a new house or making upgrades on a current home, there is a lot to consider when it comes to flooring. It’s important to keep in mind that the choices available have changed in recent years. … Continued

From clogs to backups: Three simple DIY plumbing fixes

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StatePoint- If the idea of doing-it-yourself where plumbing is concerned sounds intimidating, fear not. There are many simple fixes to common plumbing problems that just about anyone can take care of without professional assistance. More importantly, performing these simple maintenance … Continued

Spring is the egg’s time to shine!

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REGION – Though they play an important role in baking, quiche, and of course breakfast, the humble egg is often overlooked, or treated like a minor-character in the mealtime plot. But spring is the incredible egg’s time to shine. This … Continued

Join the all-organic community garden now!

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LUDLOW, Vt. – The Ludlow Area Community Garden will hold two meetings on Wednesday, April 19, at 12 noon and at 7 p.m. at the United Church of Ludlow (corner of Elm and Pleasant streets). All beginning and experienced gardeners … Continued

Eight things to consider when choosing a trash can

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StatePoint– While nearly all municipalities or waste haulers provide trash carts and cans, most let residents and businesses use more as needed. “It can be tempting to select an additional trash can based on cost, but looking at other factors … Continued

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