Business Spotlight: Hawks Mountain Motorcycles


Hawks Mountain Motorcycles 210 Hawks Mountain Road, Perkinsville, Vt. 802-263-9447 Michael Todd opened Hawks Mountain Motorcycles in 2004. Todd is a certified motorcycle mechanic, and specializes in servicing and repairing all makes and models of motorcycles, and more … Continued

Business Spotlight: Second Chance Shoppe

Second Chance Shoppe 126 Grafton Rd., Townshend, Vt. 802-365-7196 Facebook @thesecondchanceshoppe   The Second Chance Shoppe, located in downtown Townshend, is a unique consignment shop for next-to-new clothing for the whole family from name brands that aren’t necessarily available within … Continued

Business Spotlight: Wise Oak Inc.

Wise Oak Inc. 3996 Route 100, S. Londonderry, Vt. 05155 802-824-5540 Facebook @wiseoakinc Wise Oak Inc., based in South Londonderry, Vt., is a tree care, landscaping, winter snow removal, and property management service that has been serving southern … Continued

Business Spotlight: Vermont Master Chimney Sweeps

Vermont Master Chimney Sweeps P.O. Box 310, Weston, Vt. 05161 802-824-6374 Vermont Master Chimney Sweeps is your neighborhood chimney service and repair provider based out of Weston, serving southern Vermont since 1976. Your chimney is an integral part of … Continued

Business Spotlight: Small Town Forge

Small Town Forge 72 School Street, Grafton, Vt. 603-998-0720 @smalltownforge   In the historic village of Grafton, Small Town Forge is a blacksmith shop where owner Aaron Anderson produces high quality, old-fashioned wrought iron products, from lighting fixtures … Continued

Business Spotlight: Natural Landscape Design

Natural Landscape Design 213 Lawrence Hill Rd, Weston, Vt. 802-236-3161 Facebook @nldesignsvt Natural Landscape Design is a design-based gardening company, founded in 2017, and located in beautiful southern Vermont. Owner Betsy Gritman is a graduate of The Garden … Continued

You can work to become a better investor

REGION – This past week, we observed Labor Day, a holiday to honor all the hardworking people in this country. As one of them, keep in mind that your efforts can have positive results. Famed film producer Samuel Goldwyn once … Continued

Business Spotlight: Mitch’s Maples

Mitch’s Maples 2440 Green Mountain Turnpike, Chester, Vt. 802-875-5240 Facebook @Mitch’s Maples Dating back to 1945, Mitch’s Maples Sugar House produces and sells pure Vermont maple products, including maple syrup, maple candy, and maple cream. The sugarhouse is a … Continued

Business Spotlight: A Catered Affair

A Catered Affair 58 Lakeshore Dr., Ludlow, Vt. 802-236-3182 If you ask Wendy Neal, owner and chef of the Ludlow catering business “A Catered Affair,” to show you a menu, she’ll need to talk with you first. That’s because … Continued

529 plan basics


REGION – Section 529 plans are governed by federal law but are sponsored by states and colleges. Each plan may have slightly different features, but each must conform to the federal framework. There are two types of 529 plans – … Continued

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