Making Friends, Making Careers
Feb23

Making Friends, Making Careers

Two 20-somethings walk into a pub, and notice everyone there is over 60. A setup for a joke? No, just a snapshot of Andrea and Matt Denhart’s first night out in the Upper Valley. “What did we do?” wondered Andrea, now 27. Ohio natives, the couple moved to the area two years ago from New York City for Matt’s job. “It’s a beautiful area,” Andrea remembers thinking. “There’s got to be something out there.” Well, of course there was, and...

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Work Here: It’s Cool
Oct27

Work Here: It’s Cool

When Jon Nicholas was looking for a job after college, his baseball pitching coach at Colby-Sawyer College — then a Red River Computer Co. employee — suggested he apply there. But in Nicholas’ 22-year-old eyes, the company, which provides information technology products and services mainly to the U.S government, had three strikes against it. Government? Boring. Sales? Bad connotations. The company also is “a middleman.” Yet during...

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The Big Event: At The Taste of Woodstock festival, a feast for all the senses
Aug25

The Big Event: At The Taste of Woodstock festival, a feast for all the senses

L ocal cheese, sweets and spirits are among the flavors featured at The Taste of Woodstock. But with music, dancing and art also on the menu, the free festival on Aug. 8 was a feast for the other senses, too. Beth Finlayson started the event several years ago. “The idea was to close down the street, have a street dance and give people a reason to come and taste all the good things Woodstock is known for,” said Finlayson, director of...

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Making the Connections

I spend a fair number of hours this time of year going around in circles. I don’t necessarily mean in this space, though that may be the case, but rather on the riding mower trying to show the lawn who’s boss. The routine, while not without its challenges, has become, well, routine, and as such allows the mind the luxury of wandering and, perhaps, of making connections. Joan Goldstein, Vermont’s new commissioner of economic...

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