Top Stories for Tuesday February 26, 2008
New Haven Quilt Shop Is A Stop In The 2008 Shop Hop
By Dale Piper
Knits & Bolts, Jean Clark's fabric and yarn shop at New Haven Junction, will be five years old this June and is bigger than ever. More than doubled in size, the shop has been dubbed the largest combined shop in Vermont by Jean's suppliers. With an extensive line of quilting fabrics, Knits and Bolts also carries just about any kind of yarn a knitter could want. The big thing this season is socks! They are relatively quick and portable, and the shop carries the largest selection of sock yarn in the area. Another very popular knitting project is hats for cancer victims who are undergoing chemotherapy. Knits & Bolts is a drop-off point for the hats and carries a wide variety of yarns that are perfect for fashionable head decor. Jean recommends cotton yarn for spring- and summer-weight hats.
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Senator Sanders Visits County
By Mike Cameron
Vermont’s first term, Independent,United States Senator Bernie Sanders held a fifty minute informal, mid-morning, round-table press briefing with a publisher and reporters from the counties two longest running weekly news papers on Tuesday morning, February 19th, 2008.
Earlier in the day Senator Sanders made a scheduled stop at Vergennes Union High School. “I always enjoy talking to kids and helping them to understand the political process. So we were there earlier today, answering questions and listening to them,” he explained.
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Middlebury Professor Points To Possibility Of Glacial Melting Damage Plus Ice Age Conditions
By Ed Barna
Someone from the Yukon who posts pictures on an outdoor photo-sharing website recently showed how grim dawn looks at minus 61 degrees F. He was at 63 degrees latitude, he said--the Arctic Circle being between 66 and 67 degrees latitude.
The next day in Trondheim, Norway--also at 63 degrees latitude--the temperature was plus 34 F, said Accuweather. In Middlebury, latitude almost exactly 44, an outdoor thermometer at the time read plus 12 F.
Putting this into perspective, Trondheim was 19 degrees latitude more northerly than Middlebury-in fact close to the Arctic Circle-but Middlebury was 22 degrees F. colder.
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This Week In Pictures
Here is a selection of pictures from this week's Valley Voice. [ more ]