Author: Independent Staff

6 tips to keep your pets safe during storm season

While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family—including your pets—safe. Here are six ideas to keep in mind for your pet as you map out your disaster preparedness plan. Have your pet microchipped. In the event of an emergency—natural or otherwise—you want to ensure your pet can get back to you if you’re separated. Collars and ID tags, though important, can break or detach. Microchips—computerized and scannable implants about the size of a grain of rice—are more fool-proof since they’re inserted under...

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Summer cooking: Cinnamon blueberry icebox pie with a snappy crust

By NANCY MOCK Ingredients 4 cups gingersnap cookies 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 cup whipping cream, cold 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar 1-1/2 cups cold milk 1 3.4 ounce box instant vanilla pudding  & pie filling 1 teaspoon cinnamon Saigon cinnamon is my favorite 1/2 cup Easy Blueberry Sauce chilled Instructions: Have a 9″ pie plate ready, and a place in your fridge ready for where the assembled pie will chill. Place the bowl and whisk attachment from your stand mixer into the freezer for 30 minutes to chill. Grind the gingersnap cookies into fine crumbs using a food...

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Bill Vreman

BILL VREMAN WESTMINSTER – Gerhard Jan Willem “Bill” Vreman, 86, died on July 13, 2018 after a short illness. Bill was born May 2, 1932 to Johan and Johanna (Den Hertog) Vreman in Aalten, The Netherlands. He married Josina H. Schouten in 1955, and they immigrated to the United States that same year. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and the Civil Air Patrol. After his retirement, he also enjoyed gold and mineral mining and taking cruises. He is survived by his wife of 63 years; his daughters Anna Vreman (Lowell Symmes), Frances Vreman, and Marian...

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Arlie R. Fuller

ARLIE R. FULLER GEORGIA – Arlie Robert Fuller, 75, died peacefully Friday, July 13, 2018 at the University of Vermont Medical Center, with his loving family by his side. Arlie was born Dec. 12, 1942, in Burlington, the son of Arlie and Anita (Bezio) Fuller. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Pizzagalli Construction, Wright & Morrissey, Maine Drilling and Blasting and for the Town of Georgia for over 30 years. Arlie loved hunting and camping and having family parties. He also was a very kind hearted person. “His bark was always bigger than his bite.” He is...

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Memories of Milton

Memories of Milton is a new series to share various aspects of Milton’s history. Please feel free to suggest topics that may be of interest. At a special Town Meeting on Aug. 13, 1908, the Rev. E. Herrick introduced a resolution to create a Civil War monument to honor more than 200 men from Milton who fought in the Civil War from 1861-1865. The resolution included a committee of three veterans of the Civil War: Henry O. Clark, J. Monroe Perry and Frank Cormia to work with the Milton Selectboard to prepare a monument. Just over a year later,...

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