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Building Energy and Northeast Construction Inc.

Energy Star BuilderThey are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of buildings and converting to clean renewable energy. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Website: www.buildingenergyvt.com
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Judy Rey and Denis Versweyveld

Judy Rey and Denis VersweyveldBoth are Artists in the VT areaCheck out more and flip through the stock photography online photography book!  Visit their websites: Judy Rey Denis Versweyveld
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Richard T. Bryant

 Richard T. Bryant/WGBH  Clarence Aaron, among the eight to be freed, was sentenced to three life terms for his role in a 1993 drug deal when he was 22.Carrizozo, New Mexicowww.richardtbryant.comEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Photo Featured in New York Times, Obama Commutes Sentences for 8 in Crack Cocaine Cases
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Have you heard of Il Volo Yet? Don't worry...you will.

Il Volo Album

When these three teenagers appeared on the Italian talent show “Ti Lascio Una Canzone” in 2009, they swept the competition with their amazing talents. They preformed a verion of “O Sole Mio” that was perfection and launched them into what will no doubt be a long career.

The group is made up of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, and Gianluca Ginoble. All three young tenors  have made their mission clear. “We want to share our love for this music with people all over the world, including kids our own age.” That they say “would be our dream come true.” (originally from their website www.ilvolomusic.com)

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Blue Moon - An Escape in the Adirondacks

Nils Luderowski: Blue Moon

When Nils Luderowski’s imagination is at play, only great things can happen. Blue Moon, located in the Adirondacks, is a colorful delight nestled in a perfect natural landscape.

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FRONTLINE: Battle for Haiti

Battle for Haiti - PBS - Frontline  PBS has done it again. They have created a video as part of their FRONTLINE series that everyone should see.   Introduction: In the night of the earthquake that devastated Haiti last January, something happened in Port au Prince, the capital city, which would threaten the effectiveness of international aid efforts and undermine the ...
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Fan Fare: Photographer & Author Doug Keister

Doug KeisterDoug Keister is one of my favorite book photographers. You can see Doug's talent jumping off the page in any one of his books. Brief Biography: Photographer-writer Douglas Keister, has authored and co-authored thirty-eight critically acclaimed books. He also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to dozen...
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Book List: Selections from Creative Homeowner

Here are a list of my favorites from the publisher Creative Homeowner.   Amazon.com Widgets
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Book List: Taunton Home Idea Books

Here are a list of my favorites from the Taunton Home Idea Books Series.   Amazon.com Widgets
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On the Point

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The summer cottages designed by architect Nils Luderowski, situated on the many lakes in the Adirondacks, are very special places for me to photograph. 

Between many thundershowers and lots of delays, we finally got onto the water Oct 10, and to our great surprise, the fall foliage was still there to frame this house!

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Featured: Elliot House B&B




Wonderful B&B in historic farm in Shelburne, Vt.  Includes gourmet breakfasts, below are pumpkin pancakes, and long siestas in the hammock, or  swimming in their pool.  Or hiking in the meadows to the nearby pond.  Piano is always in tune and ready for a concert or singing. Wifi in the library allows instant access to any place you want to research or check your email. Winter brings cross country skiing in the backyard. Close to Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Farms, Burlington and its Saturday open markets, the Flynn Theater, and Lake Champlain, and the Sailing School. Great restaurants and shopping are every where.

Check out the online photo flipbook!

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The Edge Ledge Residence

Green Living!
Architect: Daniel Johnson, Watershed Studio architecture, LLC Challenges, goals and solutions:Design a small (970 sq.ft.) energy efficient, low maintenance, low life cycle cost house that has a low impact upon and integration with the ...
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LAKE CHAMPLAIN: a Natural History

Carolyn L. Bates shot the cover photo this summer from Mt Philo between major rain storms using her digital hasselblad. This book has several of her photos of Lake Champlain within the book as well. It was published by her favorite charity: Lake Champlain Committee, that she has supported for over 35 years.   "Written in a light, engag...
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