Home & Garden


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Rutland's 2014 Home & Recreation Show is official kick off to the season

Free admission to annual event

Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Southern Vermont will host the 17th Annual Home & Recreation Show. The show will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Spartan Arena which is located behind Diamond Run Mall on U.S. Route 7 South in Rutland.

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'Ready, Set, Grow!' A talk by David Cobb at the Sheldon Museum

Piles of blizzard snow may still be visible in Addison County, but now is the perfect time to plan for the growing season ahead. On Wednesday, March 19 at 1 p.m., David Cobb, a Master Gardener, will present a talk, “Ready, Set, Grow!” at the Sheldon Museum. The presentation will focus on choosing vegetable winners, seed starting, soils, fertilizers, garden pests, succession planting and other related topics

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Bring your taste buds: Taste of Rutland on the way

Mount Saint Joseph Academy’s famed Taste of Rutland dinner will take place on Tuesday, March 11. Numerous area restaurants contribute their signature dishes to make this annual get-together a delectable success.

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Welcome, new Eagle readers in Bristol!

New Market Press, publisher of the Eagle, welcomes hundreds of new readers in the Bristol area starting with the Feb. 1 newsprint edition.

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Shoveling today? Remember the mailbox

It takes more than a few flakes to deter letter carriers from making their appointed rounds throughout Addison and Rutland counties.

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From the Editor: Futurama in the kitchen

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Back in 1959, the United States was on top of the world, leading in manufacturing and innovation. Europe and Japan were slowly recovering from the world war, while the Soviet Union’s sphere was expanding with bigger thermonuclear bombs and bigger rockets by which to lob them across continents.

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Statewide recycling on track by 2015

Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources issued a report to the legislature last week on the implementation of Vermont’s Universal Recycling law, Act 148, which passed the Vermont Legislature in 2012.

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Very Merry Middlebury starts Dec. 1

Holiday magic is once again coming to Middlebury, beginning Dec. 1 with A Very Merry Middlebury.

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Everything you always wanted to know about amaryllis, but were afraid to ask

Vermont Green Scene

Although poinsettias remain number one in popularity for holiday plants, another plant that you’ll find commonly during late fall and winter is the amaryllis.

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Rutland will bloom next spring

Rutland Blooms project

While most Vermonters are thinking ahead to the first snowfall, a Rutland community project is thinking ahead to spring.

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No time like autumn in the garden

Special home and garden event

Volunteers helped prepare the Henry Sheldon Museum’s front porch garden for winter in downtown Middlebury recently.

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Sheldon Museum plans fall garden, holiday decoration demos

It’s time to ready your garden for winter and the Sheldon Museum can help, says the museum’s Mary Manley. On Sunday, Oct. 20, 2-3 p.m., local gardener Shari Johnson will present “Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter.”

Volunteer Center needs perennials

If you’ve passed by the United Way’s Court Street (Route 7) office recently, you might have noticed that the front garden is looking a bit tired.

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Big harvest: Jamaicans help pick bountiful crop of apples

Addison County is home to hundreds of Jamaican orchard pickers during the late summer and early fall apple harvest.

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Colleges, communes, co-ops: Discussing Vermont’s organic food movement

The roots of Vermont’s organic farming movement will be explored in a daylong conference presented by the Vermont Historical Society Saturday, Sept. 21. Panel discussions will focus on the 1970s, a time when Vermont’s communes, colleges and co-ops played significant roles in shaping today’s interest in local and organic food systems.