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Sharing Memories Of Family And Holidays With Ann Russett
By Cookie Steponaitis
Ann Russett does not own a computer and does not intend to. She does not have a cell phone either and is not really even all that excited about answering her vintage but stunning red rotary dial telephone when you give her a call. Truth be told, the rest of us are just now learning what Ann’s family has known for a long time; if you want to see Ann Russett come and knock on her door and if you live a long way away, pick up a pen and perform that ancient but treasured ritual of writing a letter. You will bring a smile of joy to her face and yes, you will get one back. Yet for all of the modern conveniences she does avoid, Ann Russett is deeply grounded in three areas; family, running a home and all that entails and singing music.  [ more ]

Deck The Halls And While You Are At It The Concrete Truck Too
By Cookie Steponaitis
Driving down a dark Vermont highway with snow cascading across your windshield is seen by some as idyllic and others as idiotic. While most Vermonters simply get out and go where the holiday needs take them, some stay at home and avoid people, crowds and lines by shopping from their home computers. Well not only are these people missing out on the holiday atmosphere, but they are missing out on a sight uniquely Vermont and the vision of SD Ireland co-owner Scott Ireland and his wife Kim.
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Lost And Found Takes On New Meaning At Shacksbury Cider
By Cookie Steponaitis
While most Americans will admit to thinking that it does matter what type of vine is used in making wine and what mixture of Hops is in their favorite beer, few can account for more than a color and taste and explain the saga of the apple. Historically, apples are far from common but have a diverse history.
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