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Waterfront Specialists Of The Region Meet The Dock Doctors
By Cookie Steponaitis
It was 1985 when Jeff Provost had an idea. Working out of his parent’s garage and using a Sears Credit Card with a $2000 dollar limit, Provost purchased tools to build wooden picnic tables, Adirondack Chairs, swim rafts and play sets. Creative Carpentry was born and with it a unique combination of a passion for excellence, an eye for detail and a love of both wood and water.  As Provost began his business he quickly became known for projects that enhanced new home construction including decks, gazebos, and commercial and residential dock systems for the waterfront side of the business. Provost chose to focus on his love of the lake and everything to do with products associated with boating recreation and Creative Carpentry became The Dock Doctors in the early 1990’s expanding the dock products side of the business.  
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When Generations Serve And Teach Meet Fire Fighter Aaron Collette
By Cookie Steponaitis
It could be said that in the case of Aaron Collette firefighting is in the genes. Aaron’s grandfather Ralph Jackman served as the Chief of the Vergennes Fire Department (VFD) from 1945-2009 and his father P. Michael Collette continues his service with VFD with over fifty years on the books. Aaron’s grandfather on the Collette side was also a longtime volunteer with the Vergennes Department. Aaron Collette’s own exposure to the Fire Service began long before he was an official member. “As a young child I would often tag along with my father as he served in the Vergennes Fire Department,” reminisced Collette. “I can remember visiting the Vergennes Station when the apparatus bay floors were still wood because the station was the converted gymnasium for the high school which once stood to the west of the existing Vergennes Fire Station.”
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VUHS Wrestlers Blend Determination Stamina Talent And Charity Work Into An Exciting Season
By Cookie Steponaitis
As the VUHS wrestling team steps on the mat there is a ripple that goes through the home crowd. Not giant in size but giant in might and skill, the small groups of VUHS wrestlers are committed to a sport and way of life that certainly is the road less traveled by many high school athletes. “Wrestling teaches you to fight,” explained VUHS senior Jeb Hodsden. “Not necessarily in the sense of physical brutality but that life is a fight. Every day you get up and fight through the day. You have your ups and downs but when you lie there in your bed at night, you fought through all of the struggles.”
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