BARTON â€“ Dave McCausland and Sue Stenta, owners of Needless Things Vermont, are pickers with a good cause. While they do operate a for profit company, much of the focus is to sort out items that can be donated to people in need.
â€śWe collect unwanted items all over Vermont, even down south,â€ť said McCausland. â€śPeople call and we'll pick it up. Most of the material we collect is in the area.â€ť
Read about this couple and the way they help others in Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 24. 2013.
NEWPORT CENTER â€“ Phyllis Joy Hammond is an artist and a naturalist, and it's her love of nature that dominates her many sketches and paintings, including those in her books "Traveling with Wildflowers from Newfoundland to Alaska" and "Through the Eyes of the Children - Traveling with the Artist."
In her latest work, "Through the Eyes of the Children," Phyllis marries her sketches of mountains, rivers and plains to the poetry and prose of local elementary school students from Coventry, Holland, Newport Center, Newport City, and Troy.