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No Tricks, Just Treats!

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

St. Patrick’s Day. Shamrocks. Leprechauns. That is what I think of when then Irish come to mind. Yet they are responsible for bringing more than just the green to the States. The orange blaze that comes to every store, school, and home at this time of year was a tradition that started in the Emerald […]

Scare Up Some Fun This Halloween!

Monday, October 24th, 2011

For Halloween around the country, people of all ages don colorful outfits and gallivant from house to house collecting delicious sweet treats. The day comes and goes, and life returns to normal. We in Vermont have much more respect for what should be a national holiday (I say, ask your favorite presidential candidate if they […]

How to Name Your Teddy Bear

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Scenario: You just brought your brand new Bear home from the Vermont Teddy Bear factory, birth certificate and all. You’re very excited about this new addition to the family, but there’s one problem; you can’t manage to think of a name for the little bundle of fur! What ever will you do? Naming your Teddy […]

Meet Franklin

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Meet Franklin S. Bennett. A warm, cuddly kind of guy that loves his Detroit Tigers, baking Halloween cookies, and keeping in touch with good friends. He is a busy guy, headed to work with his Mom (Marina Neira) organizing camping trips for the family, and decorating the house for the holidays. Though it sounds as […]

Send a Long-Distance Hug to Those You Love

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Do you find yourself constantly missing your friends and family? If you’re like me, you have loved ones that reside all over the country and even all over the world. It becomes very difficult to get together with these special people due to work schedules, school schedules, children, spouses, and limited vacation time. It takes […]

From a President to a World-Wide Passion

Friday, October 7th, 2011

President Theodore Roosevelt was an avid hunter, traipsing across the country to find the latest catch. However, we remember him fondly today for an animal that he refused to shoot. In 1902, the President went on a Mississippi hunting trip that was void of the game for more than three days. His hosts were mortified […]

Bear Hugs are the Best Medicine!

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

It’s that time of year again—when you start using up your sick days because you just can’t make it out of bed. The weather is getting colder and your immune system isn’t too happy about it. Maybe it’s time to see the Doctor? Doctor Bear has an MD-TB (Teddy Bear Doctor of Medicine) from Bear […]