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Living Life With A Sense Of Humor Sharing Memories With Rita Armell
By Cookie Steponaitis
There are people we meet in life that simply draw you to them like a magnet and they exude energy, presence or a sense of self that you want to experience. Often they are found off the beaten path tucked into the corners of the fabrics of our busy lives, yet they are as constant as the assurance that tomorrow is a new day. They live life with exuberance and humor. They brighten your day and one of these individuals can be found every morning at 6:30 a.m. at the coffee section of Small City Market. While some think it is her job the regulars know differently and start their day with Rita, who will give them much more than a cup of coffee. She will share with them a smile, a joke, a hug or even if necessary a boot in the posterior to turn their day around. As one regular remarked, “I come here every day and I don’t even like coffee.” Small City Market is where Rita Armell is and the party is starting every morning at 6:30 a.m.
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Fun Facts! Celebrating The Little City
By Cookie Steponaitis
The population of Vergennes, Vermont doubled on Saturday, August 24th and the town green looked like a sea of humanity moving with the ebb and flow of conversation, dancing, face painting, running, eating and just plain being together. And yes, once again another year has passed and Vergennes Day was upon us.
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Tigers Face Top Foes First Two Weeks
By Mike Cameron
The MUHS Tigers varsity football team will face one of the toughest Division 1 schedules in Vermont in 2013.  The first two games could be called rivalries and both will be home at Doctor Ray Collins Field.  They will both feature traditionally top Vermont high school football teams  in the league and are scheduled back to back for the first two weeks of the season.  MUHS will play a total D-1 schedule this year. 
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A Blast from the Past: Little City's Philomene Ostiguy Daniels Caisse and the Daniels Steamboat Line (1877-1916)

After the Civil War ended in 1865, Vergennes entered into a period of economic expansion and prosperity. During that time of commerce and change, there was a colorful individual who called the Little City her home, and whose descendents to this day tell stories of her spunk, her business sense, and her tenacity when it came to her family. They proudly tell stories of being descendents of “Captain Phil”, the world’s first female steamboat captain.
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