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Shopping At Linda’s Apparel & Gifts Combines Quality Fun & Service
By Cookie Steponaitis
When you walk into Linda’s Apparel & Gifts on Main Street in Vergennes, you can be sure of three things. First, you will find stylish and fun clothing that will both warm the heart and meet the needs of anyone on your shopping list. Secondly, you will experienced personal service and work with a group of people who are willing to let you browse or start with your list and help you find each individual the perfect gift.
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Taking Your Sweet Time

Jessica Thibeault’s passion for baking started at a very young age and in her Great-Grandmother’s kitchen. “Her cookie jar was always full and she was very  willing to bake with me,” shared the Addison mother of two. “She knew all of her recipes off the top of her head and she taught me sometimes the smallest changes can make all the difference.” What started as cooking lessons with her family and grew into a hobby took on a life of its own in 2013 when Jessica opened her business Take Your Sweet Time. Offering local deliveries of pies, desserts, cookies and cookie favors for weddings, Jessica continued to grow and diversify each year.  [ more ]

Reiki Techniques Gaining Popularity For People And Animals
By Cookie Steponaitis
Blending the words “spirit” and “energy” Reiki is a set of beliefs and practices that was created by Mikao Usui in early 20th century Japan. Reiki is based on the concept that all things are made of energy and that this energy can be used as method of meditation and healing, the Reiki Precepts mix a meditative state of mind and healing. Supporting both the balance and the harmony of the person and animal on all levels, Reiki can be used to heal by using a spiritual rebalancing to help with body heal. Growing all over the country, Reiki is being used by many different people in the Champlain Valley for different purposes.  
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