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Liuzzi Cheese Company



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MASSACHUSETTS

Andy Newman, Painter


  Andy Newman has his studio at the Emerson Umbrella for the Arts in Concord, Massachusetts. He is represented by more than ten galleries in Canada, England, France, Italy and Portugal in addition to the United States, and he has had solo museum exhibitions in Portugal and Macau. His work has been praised by critic Donald Kuspit for its "sophistication and intelligence." View more at andynewman.net


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NEW YORK

Barbara Lehman is the creator of Brown Dog Books & Gifts logo!


                                                                      Award-winning commercial artist, illustrator, and children's book author Barbara Lehman has been praised for her imaginative, colorful cartoon art, which has appeared in both her own books and those with texts by other writers. In 2005 she was honored for her talents when The Red Book, a wordless picture book that captures the excitement and adventure to be found through reading, earned Lehman a prestigious Caldecott Honor designation. Lehman was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in New Jersey. As a child, she loved to visit the art museums in nearby New York City. She began to draw at an early age, inspired in part by the prints of John Tenniel's illustrations for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland that her father hand-colored and hung over her crib. To prepare herself for a career as an artist, she attended New York City's Pratt Institute and earned a B.F.A. in illustration. As a professional artist as well as an illustrator, she has worked as an animator, a graphic designer, and a window designer, although she admits that creating book illustrations gives her the most satisfaction. Inspired by Lehman's view of the landscape from high atop a Manhattan skyscraper, The Red Book finds a young girl carried on a magical journey after she discovers a bright red book peeking out of a snow bank on a cold winter day during her walk to her city school. In Barbara Lehman's imaginative picture book The Red Book a young girl takes a journey of the imagination that leads her to a new friend. (Text and illustrations copyright © 2004 by Barbara Lehman. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company.) Opening the book at school, she realize that it is magical; its pictures move, revealing a sun-lit island scene and a boy perusing a similar book. With a turn of the page, the boy's view zooms in, revealing the girl sitting at her desk in the city, and suddenly the two children are able to see each other! Inspired by the book, the girl buys a large bunch of balloons and rises into the air, determined to find the boy's island and leave her own world behind. Telling its story through Lehman's pen-and-ink, watercolor, and gouache illustrations and ending with an interesting twist, The Red Book was praised by Horn Book contributor Joanna Rudge Long for presenting a "pleasing puzzle that will challenge young imaginations and intellects." "As visually uncluttered as it is conceptually rich, Lehman's red book is a little treasure of its own," wrote a Publishers Weekly contributor, while in School Library Journal Kathy Krasniewicz deemed the book a "perfectly eloquent" work that "captures the magical possibility that exists every time readers open a book." In Booklist Jennifer Mattson recommended The Red Book as "ideal for fueling creative-writing exercises." Read more: Barbara Lehman (1963–) Biography - Personal, Addresses, Career, Honors Awards, Writings, Sidelights http://biography.jrank.org/pages/2294/Lehman-Barbara-1963.html#ixzz0sYvqAHdF     http://www.barbaralehmanbooks.com/barbaralehmanbooks.com/home.html Ms. Lehman is the creator of Brown Dog Books & Gifts logo


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VERMONT

Janice A. Bauch Photographer


    My professional position in today's highly technical photographic world has evolved over the years from a partnership of 20 years in a general photographic studio in eastern Massachusetts and 20 years teaching in the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls, Massachusetts.   My passion is photography so I moved to Vermont several years ago, following my teaching career, to be closer to family, pursue my photographic loves of capturing the essence of flora, fauna and animals.   Here is a sampling of my work that has brought me great joy....hope you enjoy also.


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VERMONT

Good Times Cafe


                Try our Special Antipasto Plate!! Featuring Calamata Olives, Salami stuffed with sauteed onions,  fresh local mozzarella, artichoke hearts,  roasted garlic, portabello mushrooms, roasted red peppers with a side of extra virgin olive oil and homemade focaccia.  Heaven!!   Welcome to Good Times Café! You’ll enjoy our authentic stone baked pizza made with fresh ingredients. Each crust is carefully hand-rolled and made with a “pinch” of salt. Our homemade sauce is a blend of fresh garlic, crushed pear tomatoes, olive oil, and herbs. Create your own pizza or choose from one of our specialty pizzas. 
 Stop by for lunch or dinner and try a cajun stew: crawfish etouffé, jambalaya or gumbo. Our soups are created daily, our salads are made to order and we offer delicious sandwiches made with our homemade panini bread. Enjoy a made to order take and bake pizza and discover the advantages of a Good Times Café home cooked pizza. Ask for details. We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have... and above all... have a Good Time! We only accept cash & checks Ask us about catering options!   LIVE MUSIC! Wednesday Nights Call for details


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VERMONT

vbsr


The Local First Vermont Resource Guide and Coupon Book supports local businesses and the Local First movement.  If you want to find a copy, you won't have to look far with distribution sites at local stores, farmers markets, VBSR events, our 20th anniversary celebration, on-line, and as many fall and winter events we can make it to.  $2,300.00 in local savings for $15.00!           802-862-8347     


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VERMONT

Daily Chocolate


Our ingredients are sourced with discerning care.  Our product is GMO free, we do not use corn syrup and we often have vegan truffles on hand.  We emphasize freshness and flavor first and foremost, using organic ingredients whenever possible. Naturally, we only use locally produced Vermont cream, butter, and maple syrup.  


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VERMONT

Vermont Wild


“Vermont Wild,” a first of its kind collection of hilarious true adventures of Vermont Fish and Game wardens has been just published by Pine Marten Press. “Vermont Wild” features Eric Nuse’s encounters with gun wielding poachers, love struck moose, hungry bears, raucous raccoons and the strangest use of dynamite you’ll ever read.


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VERMONT

VT Center for the Book & Mother Goose Programs


http://www.mothergooseprograms.org/index.php Vermont Center for the Book disseminates a wide variety of its Mother Goose Programs™ to increase children’s knowledge, school readiness, success and self-esteem by building the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents, librarians and educators. These professional development programs provide adults with picture books, guides, materials and training, transforming reading with children into multidimensional and powerful learning experiences.   Have you always wanted to incorporate math and science into your library programming and resources? What's the BIG Idea?™ will help you make math and science connections to the programs you're already doing with young children and their families. It will help you bring science and mathematics content, skills and processes to almost any interaction you have with them. With What's the BIG Idea?™ you will: • Increase the number of children attending your programs • Get children excited about math and science • Use hands-on activities to make books come alive • Meet national and local education standards • Have fun! Children learn math and science by doing math and science. They need to ask questions, have discussions, explore using a variety of materials, collect data and talk about what they're doing. Picture books are a powerful tool to help introduce children to math and science. Make your story hours come alive with math and science activities for young children and their families.


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VERMONT

Great Scot Fishing Charters


Great Scot Fishing Charters   All -Season Guiding specializing in Small & Large Mouth Bass also available Perch, Catfish, Pike, Carp and Bow Fin Call today! 802-482-4286 or 802-734-3051


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VERMONT

Tales Told in Oz by Gregory Maguire


Tales Told in Oz by Gregory Maguire Proceeds to benefit The Friends of West Hartford,Vermont Library In the days before Ozma Initiata, when wild beasts roamed the woodlands and few roads had yet been strung between villages, and peasants ate only potatoes served with gravy made of the dirt scraped off them, a farmer fell in love with a bishop’s daughter and proposed to marry her. The author of the bestselling The Wicked Years series returns to Oz with a final compendium of folktales. ‘One of the most audacious and successful fantasy series of the past few decades.’ — The Washington Post ‘[Maguire] brings a literary commonplace to booming, three-dimensional life.’ — The New York Times Gregory Maguire is the author of many books for adults and children, including The Wicked Years novels.


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VERMONT

Vermont Retail Association Award


  Vermont Retail Association Community Gem Award!!


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VERMONT

Hillcrest Adirondack Furniture


� �Welcome to Hillcrest Chairs! We are makers of fine Vermont Adirondack furniture, featuring Adirondack chairs, gliders, love seats, porch swings, tables and footrests. �


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We are closing our doors August 21, 2014
Date: 08/01/14 - 12/31/15
Time: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
It has truly been an honor to have Brown Dog Books and Gifts here in Hinesburg for over 5 years. After careful consideration and some hard decisions, we are sorry to announce that we plan on closing the shop. Stop by for your future birthday and ho