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    • Talking Turkey
    • Talking Turkey

      Getting By: How Vermonters Are Surviving the Recession
      When the last bite of pumpkin pie is gone and my T-Day guests are watching movies or playing board games, I’m left with a nagging…
    • Talking Turkey
    • Talking Turkey

      Getting By: How Vermonters Are Surviving the Recession
      When the last bite of pumpkin pie is gone and my T-Day guests are watching movies or playing board games, I’m left with a…
    • Kill Your TV...  But Not Your Laptop
    • Kill Your TV... But Not Your Laptop

      Getting By: How Vermonters Are Surviving the Recession
      When I tell people I don’t own a television set or have cable, they often assume that I don’t watch TV. They’re wrong. My…
    • Glean Living
    • Glean Living

      Getting By
      As fall’s chill descends and frost warnings pepper the weather reports, local farms begin looking more like wastelands than lush sources of food. But…
    • The Cheaper Seats
    • The Cheaper Seats

      Getting By: How Vermonters Are Surviving the Recession
      In Shakespeare’s time, theater was for everyone. The plebes in the peanut gallery probably clawed at their open sores and ate stale bread as…
    • What I Didn't Do on My Summer Vacation
    • What I Didn't Do on My Summer Vacation

      Getting By: How Vermonters Are Surviving the Recession
      This week, I started my last year of classes at St. Michael’s College, where I’m majoring in journalism and political science. Usually, when I…
    • Beach Session
    • Beach Session

      Getting By
      Unless you have a safe full of gold bullion hidden behind the John Singer Sargent portrait in your personal library, chances are you’re bumming…
    • Confessions of a Save-aholic
    • Confessions of a Save-aholic

      Getting By
      From Jane Austen to the present, so-called “chick lit” has offered its readers informal tips on romance and relationships. Can it help them weather…
    • Have Trailer, Will Travel
    • Have Trailer, Will Travel

      Getting By
      Joe Nusbaum wasn’t planning to become a gypsy last January, when he started building a mobile domicile in his backyard. The Homeland Security policy writer,…
    • Summer,  For Free
    • Summer, For Free

      Getting By
      Going to the Tony Bennett show at the Flynn in July? Not unless you can cough up $55 for a ticket. Make that $110 for…
    • Your Place for Mine?
    • Your Place for Mine?

      Getting By
      A vacation in the U.K. may seem out of reach during this recession, but if you’re yearning to visit the land of castles, pubs, roundabouts…
    • Two-Wheel Deals
    • Two-Wheel Deals

      Getting By
      It’s no secret that Vermonters like to bike. Cycle paths and trails crisscross our urban and rural landscapes. And biking’s not just a recreational activity…
    • Fighting (Financial) Illiteracy
    • Fighting (Financial) Illiteracy

      Getting By: How Vermonters Are Surviving the Recession
      April is National Financial Literacy Month. Here’s a pop quiz in honor of the occasion: This year, the average American is more likely to a)…
    • Drug Deals
    • Drug Deals

      Getting By: How Vermonters Are Surviving the Recession
      A dozen years ago, when I had no prescription drug insurance and was juggling multiple medical issues, I used to leave my doctor’s office…
    • The Race to Refi
    • The Race to Refi

      Getting By: How Vermonters Are Surviving the Recession
      When Sgt. First Class Steffan Defeo of the Vermont Army National Guard bought his house in Duxbury in 2006, he used a 30-year fixed-rate…
    • Maximizing Your Mileage

      Getting By: How Vermonters Are Surviving the Recession
      Sales of new cars and trucks are way down because of the recession, but Americans haven’t stopped driving — they’re just keeping their old wheels…
    • On the Spa Beat
    • On the Spa Beat

      Getting By
      Let’s face it: It’s possible to spend beaucoup bucks on beauty products. Still, regular self-care is key to keeping stress levels low under duress —…
    • Make It Yourself
    • Make It Yourself

      Getting By
      These are tough economic times. How often lately have you heard that statement, or some variation on it? Bankruptcies, budget deficits and bailouts have…
    • Scene@ "Hot Jungle"-Themed Dance Party
    • Scene@ "Hot Jungle"-Themed Dance Party

      Unitarian Church, Montpelier, Friday, July 11, 9:30 P.M.
      A thunderous pulse emanated from the foyer of the Unitarian Church as I arrived Friday night. The double doors were propped open and long…
    • Scene@ "Body Language" Exhibit Segway Demo
    • Scene@ "Body Language" Exhibit Segway Demo

      Echo Lake Aquarium And Science Center, Burlington, Sunday, July 6, 1 P.M.
      I have always made fun of the new-age scooters called Segways. But secretly embedded within my cynicism was a mounting curiosity — surely shared…

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