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Davis: Peace In The New Year
Friday, 01/01/10
By Joann Davis
As the new year begins, commentator Joann Davis has been thinking about Peace - and how to achieve it.
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Lange: Looking Both Ways
Thursday, 12/31/09
By Willem Lange
Commentator Willem Lange celebrates January - as both an end - and a beginning.
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Doyle-Schechtman: Thank You Notes
Tuesday, 12/29/09
By Deborah Doyle-Schechtman
Now that all the presents have been opened, commentator Deborah Doyle-Schechtman reminds us that it's time for one of our "less popular" holiday traditions.  
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Lange: Favor Johnson
Friday, 12/24/10
By Willem Lange
One of our all-time favorite seasonal stories is told by commentator Willem Lange about an old Vermont farmer with the unlikely name of "Favor Johnson," a hound named Hercules, a flatlander doctor, homemade fruitcake and the real spirit of Christmas.
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Whitney: Feeding Sugar Kitty
Monday, 12/28/09
By Diana Whitney
This holiday season, commentator Diana Whitney has been contemplating both the highs and lows - of parenting and sugar.
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Martin: Respecting Different Traditions
Tuesday, 12/22/09
By Mike Martin
Commentator Mike Martin thinks that the best way to celebrate the holidays is to practice religious tolerance and respect cultural differences.
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Lange: Miss Bennett's Solstice
Monday, 12/21/09
By Willem Lange
Commentator Willem Lange has some reflections on the winter solstice, but it's almost too dark to see them.
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McCallum: The Power Of Community
Monday, 12/28/09
By Mary McCallum
When she recently volunteered to find a frightend dog on the run, commentator Mary McCallum was reminded that the spirit of community is still strong in Vermont.
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Parini: We Come Bearing Gifts
Friday, 12/25/09
By Jay Parini
To commentator Jay Parini, the tradition of giving gifts during the holiday season has more to do with hope than materialism.
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Livingston: The Christmas House
Thursday, 12/24/09
By Judy Livingston
Fond memories of exhuberant holidays at her grandparents' house, inspired commentator Judy Livingston and her family some years ago, to undertake a grand holiday project of their own.
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Farr: Entertaining Holiday Moments
Tuesday, 12/22/09
By Bruce Farr
Commentator Bruce Farr observes that when holiday expectations meet holiday realities, the unintended consequences can be highly entertaining.
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Craven: Encounter With Santa
Thursday, 12/17/09
By Jay Craven
'Tis the season for close encounters of the jolly kind, as commentator Jay Craven found out on a long, strange trip to a bookstore in Rutland.
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Nadworny: Celebrating Different Traditions
Friday, 12/18/09
By Rich Nadworny
The holiday season is full of people honoring different things. Commentator Rich Nadworny wishes there were more ways to connect the different holidays.
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Homeyer: The Gift Of Gardening
Wednesday, 12/23/09
By Henry Homeyer
This year, commentator Henry Homeyer wants to give his young grandchildren a gift that's green and growing.
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Schubart: Anne's Biddies
Monday, 12/21/09
By Bill Schubart
Commentator Bill Schubart explores the difference between "health care" and "caring for people", as a veteran nurse tends to elderly ladies at a small-town hospital during the holidays.
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VPR.net Extras
Holiday Gift Suggestions from VPR Hosts
Friday, 12/18/09
VPR's music hosts Walter Parker, George Thomas, Cheryl Willoughby, and Joe Goetz suggest some of their favorite music (and more) as gift ideas for the Holiday Season.
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