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Nancy Foster: RE/MAX Franchise Top Producer in Vermont
By Larry Johnson
   RE/MAX of New England, Inc. recently named Nancy Foster, co-owner of RE/MAX Champlain Valley Properties at 101 Court St. in Middlebury, Top Producer In Vermont for Transactions in 2012. Nancy’s real estate closings for last year number in the mid-40s, and her great success is a reflection of resurgence in the real estate market, not only in Vt. but nation wide.
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Celebrating Women Biologists: Meet Nettie Maria Stevens
By Cookie Steponaitis
Most people who call Cavendish, Vermont home know the Adams name. The original homestead including, “50 acres, four cows, 5 hens, 3 wagons, 2, sleight and a 16 acre woodlot,” was already three generations old when Nettie Maria Stevens was born in 1861. Her mother was a school teacher and Nettie grew up in a family that valued education and she excelled at learning. Her father made a good living as a builder and Nettie studied at Westford Academy where she learned Greek, Latin, Logic, geography, music and was one of only three females to go on to college from the academy. Nettie earned her own living as a teacher, moved to live on her grandmother’s farm and taught math, zoology and physiology before following her dream of attending college in California.  [ more ]

Another Sign Of Spring: Time To Till The Soil
By Cookie Steponaitis
    Walking down the main street of Middlebury, Vermont there are signs of spring are all around us. The sunlight’s warmth is beckoning plants to wake from their winter slumber, the cacophony of the songs of the birds returning to the area adds to the delight of the passerby and the smells of spring tweak our nostrils and senses. There is a sign marker with engraving showing its age that stands silently at attention on the main street speaking to another part of spring, the tilling of the soil and a man who earned a place not only in Vermont history but in the world, John Deere.
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