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Clogs


Clogs

Clogs are shoes or sandals that are made entirely of wood or have wooden soles and leather uppers. They are associated with the Netherlands and Sweden, where they are considered part of the national dress. In England, clogs were traditionally made of alder and were commonly worn by all classes throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The Lancashire cotton mill workers habitually wore clogs to avoid slipping on the wet floors in the cotton mills. How are clogs used in some styles of dance? More… Discuss

This pressed: ‘Addie Card, 12 years old, anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill, Vermont, 1910’ by Lewis Hine


Ben and Jerry’s


Ben and Jerry’s

In 1978, childhood friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield invested $12,000 to launch their ice cream company in a renovated gas station. The Vermont-based company drew national publicity when it filed a lawsuit to protest the blocking of its distribution by a rival ice cream company and went on to become famous for its creative flavor names, like Cherry Garcia and Phish Food, and socially conscious approach. Why are Ben and Jerry’s ice creams typically chock-full of chunky add-ins? More… Discuss

TODAY’S HOLIDAY: TOWN MEETING DAY


Town Meeting Day

An official state holiday in Vermont, this is the day on which nearly every town elects its officers, approvesbudgets, and deals with other civic issues in a daylong public meeting of the voters. It more or less coincides with the anniversary of Vermont’s admission to the Union on March 4, 1791. Vermonters pride themselves on their active participation in these meetings, which often include heated debates on issues of local importance. More…Discuss

 

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Judge Allows Closure of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant


Judge Allows Closure of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant

Judge Allows Closure of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant (when you click...you get more goodies at DemocracyNow)

Judge Allows Closure of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant

Earlier this week, a federal judge denied a request for an injunction from owners of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to keep the facility online past its deadline to close down when its 40-year contract license expires next year.
(Read on at:  http://www.democracynow.org/2011/7/21/headlines#17)