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Vergennes Area Rescue Squad Introduces Two New Full Time Staff
By Cookie Steponaitis
It was the summer of 1969 when some dedicated Addison County people met to address the need for emergency medical care in Addison County and with a passion for helping people, specially outfitted hearts and very few volunteers, Vergennes Area Rescue Squad (VARS) was born. The group has grown over the years in size and technology and health practices have changed immensely.  VARS consists of community people who are dedicated to helping save lives and improving the quality of life of the people they serve.  [ more ]

Blending Inspiration, Environmentalism And Social Responsibility In Caroline’s Dream
By Cookie Steponaitis
Susan Shashok is like many Vermonters who were raised with a love of the environment and knowledge that handcrafted was best and as a child visited her grandmother and learned an immense amount about medicinal plants and home arts. “My grandmother Caroline was my inspiration,” explained Susan Shashok. “I remember her incredible knowledge of medicinal plants and her beauty regime that included products all from nature.”  Shashok’s concept for Caroline’s Dream was based on what her grandmother taught her and originally started because Shashok could not find any chemical-free products that worked on her own sensitive and acne prone skin. Shashok blended her love of science, herbal training from her grandmother and college degree to create an effective and delightful line of skin products.
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