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Check out the Craftsman Fair at Lake Sunapee — and Get an AARP Member Discount!

Posted on 07/20/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Vermont |

It wouldn’t be summer in New Hampshire without the 83rd Annual Craftsmen’s Fair https://www.nhcrafts.org/craftsmens-fair-overview.php – August 6 through 14, 2016 – at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury.  http://www.mountsunapee.com/mtsunapeewinter/index.asp.  AARP members receive a $7 discounted ticket – at the gate or online http://www.nhcrafts.org – with their membership card.  To receive the discount when ordering online, https://www.nhcrafts.org/tix and use the code FAIR2. Don’t miss this fun, festival-like atmosphere with shopping, entertainment and interactive activities for all ages.  Shop for one-of-a-kind crafts from …

Fraud/Scam Prevention Forum Thursday in Newport — Document Shredding too!

Posted on 07/18/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Vermont |

 Free Document Shredding and Fraud Forum in Newport! Thursday, July 21, 2016 | Community National Bank   People 50-plus are especially vulnerable and account for more than half of all consumer fraud victims. Here are two ways to protect yourself and your family. Fraud Forum—Get up to date on the latest scams and schemes to help protect you and the people you care about at our presentation on what makes you vulnerable and how to stay ahead of the crooks. …

Town Hall-Style Governor’s Forums Set for July 13 & 14

Posted on 07/12/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Vermont |

Forums to Feature Phil Scott, Matt Dunne, Peter Galbraith, Sue Minter and Bruce Lisman. Moderator – Jim Leddy All five major party candidates will participate in a town hall-style gubernatorial forum this week at Champlain College. The event is being held over 2 nights to give each candidate 45 minutes to address questions from the audience and the moderator. A brief reception will be held before and after when candidates will be able to meet informally with attendees. Details below: …

It’s Time For Presidential Candidates to Take a Stand on Social Security

Posted on 07/7/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Vermont |

You wouldn’t know it from most news coverage, but voters really do want presidential candidates to lay out their plans to keep Social Security financially sound for future generations. That’s why AARP’s Take A Stand campaign is calling on the major networks to push the candidates much harder on this important issue. In Vermont, Social Security helps 138,000 people pay their bills. It keeps thousands in the middle class – and above the poverty line. Vermont residents depend on Social …

AARP Vermont Speaks Out Against Another Cost Increase for the Vermont Gas Pipeline Project

Posted on 06/21/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Vermont |

June 21, 2016 “AARP Vermont is not surprised to hear that another cost increase – nearly $12 million — has been announced by Vermont Gas Systems and that ratepayers are once again going to take a direct hit for a portion of it. This is a project that company officials have repeatedly assured the public will come in “on time and on budget.” Clearly this is not the case.  Costs continue to pile up and the company now expects customers …

The Next VT Governor Needs to Address the Issues You Care About! Come to a Candidate Town Hall in July

Posted on 06/20/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Vermont |

Gubernatorial Town Halls: We invite you to attend candidate town hall style forums this summer with all five candidates for Governor. Find out how each candidate stands on issues important to older Vermonters like transportation challenges, high utility bills or housing issues. Ask your own questions—face to face. When: July 13th and July 14th Doors will open at 5pm with reception.  The forum begins at 5:30 pm, with 45 minutes per candidate, followed by reception. July 13th: Phil Scott, Matt …

Help Shape the Debate! Participate in the Political Process in the VT Governor’s Race.

Posted on 06/14/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Vermont |

We are headed into a critical election both nationally and locally; and voters deserve to know how candidates will lead. The future of Social Security needs to be a critical part of the debate for President.  As for state level elections, if a candidate wants to be Governor, they should be able to tell us their plans to address transportation needs and the rising cost of our utilities.  We need your help to ensure issues facing older adults are top …

Bethel, VT is Awarded $15,000 Sponsorship for Community Revitalization Demonstration Project

Posted on 05/17/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Vermont |

After an extensive review of several very qualified applicants, AARP Vermont has selected Bethel, VT to receive a $15,000 sponsorship aimed at a downtown revitalization demonstration project slated for late this summer.  AARP, town officials and local groups will be collaborating with Team Better Block to implement the Community Demonstration Project — an approach to revitalization that begins with temporarily transforming a single block into a vibrant destination that illustrates the potential for new business, safer streets and improved livability. …

Get Tech Savvy — Free Tech Workshop on May 7

Posted on 04/29/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Vermont |

The CommYOUnity Tech Talk is a free event co-hosted by AARP Vermont, Small Dog Electronics, and Technology for Tomorrow that will provide community members with free tech training. Local businesses are partnering to bring technology education to those who need it.  AARP Vermont, Small Dog Electronics, and Technology for Tomorrow are co-hosting the CommYOUnity Tech Talk on Saturday, May 7th from 9am-12pm.  The Tech Talk will be hosted at F.H.T. Middle School 500 Dorset Street, South Burlington.  The Tech Talk …

Minneapolis Mayor To Speak in Burlington — Walkable, Bikeable Cities

Posted on 04/22/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/dreville/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Vermont |

Do you want inspiration for how Burlington could make its streets safe for walking and biking — for everyone, all year round?  Join us for an evening with Betsy Hodges, the mayor of Minneapolis, who will share her city’s work to bring walking and biking within reach for all her city’s residents. Come to Contois Auditorium at  Burlington City Hall — Tues. April 26 at 5 PM. Minneapolis is the first and only US city to be honored as one …