SENIOR LIVING GUIDE | HOBBIES Writing Your Memoir We all have a story to tell; consider putting yours in writing. Following are six tips for writing your memoir. MEMOIR V. AUTOBIOGRAPHY An autobiography is the story of your entire life. A memoir is one story from your life. It is fine if you wish to write your autobiography, but remember, there is only one; you can write multiple memoirs. Memoirs also can feel more compelling because they reveal a glimpse of your life, rather than expose the entirety of it. START WITH A DIAGRAM You might find you can’t think of a single aspect of your life you find “interesting enough.” Alternatively, you may find you are having a difficult time narrowing your memoir down to just one story. Diagramming, or plot charting, your life can help with this. Draw a line on a piece of paper and jot down defining moments, rites of passage and other poignant happenings you’ve had. If you perform this task honestly, a moment will often enough stare back at you from the page. DON’T START AT THE BEGINNING The most compelling stories are often not told chronologically. Your first draft might happen this way, but frequently, where we start is not the beginning. Think about which part of the story will draw the reader in, and then tie it in to the beginning and end. WRITE REGULARLY Remember, sometimes you have to write the bad words in order to arrive at the good ones. It is important to write a lot and write often. Writing is like much else in life: To improve, we must practice. ACCEPT YOUR TRUTH It will be tempting at times, but resist straying from the truth. The truth can be elusive and the memory is not always reliable. Truth is not objective and has many sides. But sticking to “your side” of it, and resisting the embellishments will make for a better story. Don’t let yourself confuse the uncomfortable feeling of being vulnerable with “bad writing” or the safety that comes with fiction as “sound writing.” © ADOBE STOCK LET GO OF THE PERFECT DRAFT You will not arrive at all of these things the first time out. You must first get everything out on the page. Don’t worry, there will be plenty that you don’t end up using. A memoir is not a puzzle in which you must use every piece. It is, rather, the cream that is separated from the milk. Enjoy a fresh cooked meal every Wednesday evening! Sign up for our mailing list or visit us on We also have soups, quiche, and other meals, daily! BARRE’S HOMETOWN BAKERY 15 cottage street, barre 479-7948 email@example.com delicate-decadence.com Jonathan A. Boucher Owner Funeral Services • Cremation Services Funeral Planning • Memorial Services Send Flowers ~ Express Your Condolences www.guareandsons.com 30 School Street • Montpelier, VT 05602 802-223-2751 page 24 The WORLD February 14, 2018 CVHHH Helps Central Vermonters Manage Their Heart Disease Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice recognizes the impact that heart disease, which is the second leading cause of death for Vermonters, has on families. Free Prescription Delivery! MONTPELIER 69 Main Street 223-4633 BARRE 800 US Route 302 476-6659 This is why CVHHH is committed to helping individuals who are living with chronic conditions achieve the best possible health and quality of life. In honor of American Heart Month, CVHHH is sharing one patient’s story that showcases how, through collaboration, education, and utilizing technology, one central Vermonter can manage his heart disease and continue to live safely at home with his wife of 57 years. Meet James. James and his wife, Marilyn, live in Barre. They met almost 60 years ago when they both worked at Central Market on Summer Street. James had a long career working in the local granite industry and as a foreman. Marilyn worked for many years in town at a dry cleaner, and for the past 37 years she has driven a school bus. In the late 1980s, James had a heart attack and triple bypass surgery. Along the way, he’s developed a number of conditions that compromise his health, including COPD, though he quit smoking 30 years ago. After developing pneumonia at the end of last year, James was admitted to the hospital. When he was ready to be discharged, James’s physician sent him home with a referral for home health services and a request for a telemonitor. Telemonitors are digital, tablet-sized devices that allow patients to record their vital signs (blood pressure, blood oxygen, heart rate, weight) and symptoms (via healthrelated question sets) and transmit the data directly to the Telehealth Nurse at CVHHH, Bridget Chatterley, who reviews each patient’s data as it is received. Bridget, James, and Marilyn have been working together closely for over four months to manage James’s condition. This has meant that James has needed to make adjustments to his morning routine. After waking up at 5:30am and having breakfast, James takes his vital signs then rides on his stationary bike for 20 minutes. The bike is set up in front of a big picture window where James can look out over a small pond on his property. “James has been very motivated and dedicated,” says Bridget. “Every time something in his data looks off, I give him a call. It’s like a dialogue. All of these tiny, very individual remarks and changes in his vital signs, combined with education about diet and using the equipment, are helping to keep James motivated.” “Whenever my blood pressure is low, Bridget will call,” he says. “It’s taken me a long time to come back. The people at home health check on me, and they encourage me. I couldn’t have made it without them.” Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice is a full-service, not-for-profit VNA serving 23 communities in Washington, and parts of Orange, County. To learn more about the care CVHHH provides for individuals living with heart disease, visit www.cvhhh.org.
Subject: Capitol & Paramount movies for Fri. thru Thurs. Feb. 16 - 22 FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF ONGOING EVENTS, VISIT OUR WEB PAGE: www.vt-world.com Wednesday, February 14 BARRE- Journaling Through Grief at Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Rd. 4PM-5:30PM. This support group utilizing “Understanding Your Grief,” book and journal, by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D. Together we will explore our grief through journaling. Must purchase both book and journal. For more info, please contact Diana at 224-2241 or dmoore@cvhhh. org. CALAIS- Valentines Party “Sing to Your Sweetheart” Backed up by Lewis Franco at the Whammy Bar, 31 W. County Rd. 7PM. Free Tax Prep at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. 2:00PM- 7PM. For more info, call the Tax Line: 477-5148. GREENSBORO- Valentine’s Day Dinner with a Kids’ Movie at the Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. 5:30-8PM. Join us in the Hardwick Street Café for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner! Our special menu includes a complimentary chocolate dessert. Drop your kids off for our 6 pm showing of Beauty and the Beast (2017) with a Café meal or snack! Reservations recommended: 802.533.9399, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. MARSHFIELD -Jaquith Public Library, 7 pm, 122 School St. We are in hot water. The issues we face (or deny) in the world are serious, but films about them don’t have to be dull. This film presents climate change in context with overconsumption, economic inequality, and human war on nature, and proceeds with zest, imagination and humor. jaquithpubliclibrary.org 426-3581 email@example.com. MONTPELIER- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program: History and Meaning of a Proverb at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 1:30PM. Professor Wolfgang Mieder, PH. D., will examine the origin, dissemination, history, and meaning of the quotation turned proverb: “All men are created equal.” Thursday, February 15 BARRE- Free Tax Prep at Capstone Community Action , 20 Gable Place, Barre; 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more info, call the Tax Line: 477-5148. Jabbok Christian Center Gathering for Praise & Worship, 8 Daniel Dr. 6:30-8PM. For more info, call 479-0302. CALAIS- Willa Mamet, Paul Miller (Singer Songwriter Originals and Covers) at the Whammy Bar, 31 W County Rd. 7PM. MONTPELIER- “Tracking Tips and Tales from the Trail” at the North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St. 7PM. This talk will offer a deep dive into the process of interpreting the tracks and sign of our local mammal species. Through photos and videos, we’ll build an understanding of track morphology, gaits, and habitat needs of the animals you’ll encounter in winter. Presented by Sophie Mazowita, founder of the Burlington Tracking Project and trackingVT.org. Admission by donation at the door ($5-10 suggested). For more info, visit www.northbranchnaturecenter.org or call 229-6206. NORTHFIELD- Free Tax Prep at the Brown Public Library, 93 South Main Street, Northfield; 5:00 p.m. to 7:00p.m. For more info, call the Tax Line: 477-5148. RANDOLPH -Urologist Dr. Richard Graham is offering Free Prostate Screenings at Gifford Medical Center on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 4:45 to 7 p.m. Each free screening includes PSA testing, a prostate exam, and a follow up plan if needed. Limited spaces please call 802-728-2430. RANDOLPH - Third Thursday Lecture: Chocolate Fair with The Snowflake Chocolate Co., Amarah’s Chocolates, and Nutty Steph’s at Morgan Orchards Senior Living Community, 89 Tom Wicker Ln. 4-5PM. WATERBURY- Introduction to Smelting at Waterbury Reservoir. 4PM. Pre-registration is required by contacting Corey Hart at LetsGoFishing@vermont.gov or 802-265-2279. Friday, February 16 BARRE- Acoustic - Elizabeth Renaud at Gusto’s, 28 Prospect St. 5-7PM. 21+. Free. Then, DJ LaFountaine Pop/House at 9:30PM. 21+. $3. Hot Rize at the Barre Opera House, 6N Main St. 7:30PM. One of bluegrass music’s greatest acts of all time, Hot Rize reunites for a tour celebrating their 40th anniversary. Tickets $36-42 at 476- 8188 or www.barreoperahouse.org. MONTPELIER- Gang Of Thieves at Positive Pie, 22 State St. 10PM. Rock & Roll. $5.00. A new breed of American rock n roll. CAPITOL MATINEES SAT. & SUN. FIFTY SHADES FREED --R-- Fri. & Sat. at 6:30 & 9:00 -- Sun.. thru Thurs. at 6:30 Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 12:30 & 3:30 15:17 TO PARIS --PG-13-- Fri. & Sat. at 6:25 & 9:00 -- Sun. thru Thurs. at 6:40 Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 12:25 & 3:25 Release Party for Talkin’ Down, The Latest Single by Ben THE POST --PG-13-- Dunham, featuring vocals Fri. & Sat. by at Dave 6:20 & & Gutter, 9:00 -- Sun. thru at Sweet Thurs. at 6:30 Melissa’s, 4 Langdon St. 9:30PM. The party Matinees will Sat. & Sun. feature 12:20 original & 3:20 live music and is open to the public. THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI --R-- Fri. & Sat. at 6:15 & 9:00 -- Sun.. thru Thurs. at 6:15 NORTHFIELD- Central Vermont Matinees Sat. & Council Sun. at 12:15 on & 3:15 Aging’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program’s (RSVP) Coordinator, Michael JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE --PG-13-- Marchand, Will Talk Fri. about & Sat. at Volunteer 6:15 & 9:00 -- Sun. Opportunities thru Thurs. at 6:20 at the Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 12:20 & 3:20 Brown Public ********************************************************************************************* Library, 93 S. Main St. 11AM-2PM. RSVP is looking for volunteers aged 55+ ************************ to deliver meals in Northfield, PARAMOUNT Roxbury, Riverton, and West Berlin to help older Vermonters continue to live independently. MATINEES If you SAT. & are SUN. unable to attend, please call Michael at 479-1953 BLACK or PANTHER email --PG-13-- mmarchand@cvcoa. org to hear about Fri. many & Sat. at 6:15 other (2D) & 9:15 volunteer (2D) -- Sun. thru opportunities Thurs. at 6:30 (2D) that Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 12:15 (2D) & 3:15 (3D) CVCOA has to offer in your area which may be more suitable PETER RABBIT --PG-- for your interests and Fri. skills. & Sat. at 6:20 & 9:00 -- Sun. thru Thurs.. at 6:35 Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 12:25 & 3:25 TUNBRIDGE- “Bird is a Verb” with Bird Diva Bridget Butler at the Tunbridge Public Library, 289 VT-110. 7PM. This winter evenings bird program is free. For more info, call 889-9404. WATERBURY- Powerful Tools for Caregivers at the Waterbury Area Senior Center, 14 Stowe St. The class will be held over six consecutive Fridays, February 2 through March 9. 2-4PM. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-session class designed to provide you with the tools you need to take good care of yourself. A $30 donation to CVCOA is suggested but not required to attend the class. For more info and to register for the class, please contact Barb Asen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 476-2681. Class size is limited so register soon! TURNmusic Announces ‘Roots Inspired’ at the Green Mountain Club, 4711 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Waterbury Ctr. Doors: 7PM, music at 7:30PM. The first half of the program will feature music written by composers who have been influential in creating the sound of TURNmusic. Closing the evening will be selections written by virtuoso mandokinist, Matt Flinner, who arranges his music for the full TURNmusic ensemble. Tickets: $20 General, Free for Students Saturday, February 17 BARRE- Dr. Strangeways (KISS Tribute) at Gusto’s, 28 Prospect St. 9PM. 21+. $5. Free Tax Prep at the Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington Street, Barre; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more info, call the Tax Line: 477-5148. CALAIS- Steady Betty Lite (Miriam Bernardo, Linda Bassick, Rachael Capobianco) at the Whammy Bar, 31 W. County Rd. 7:30PM. CRAFTSBURY- Old Dogs New Tricks at the Music Box, 147 Creek Rd. 7PM. For more info, visit https://www.jameshowe. com/music/ and call 586-7533 or www.themusicboxcraftsbury. org. GREENSBORO- Music, Memories, and Milestones: Taryn Noelle in Concert at the Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. 7PM. Taryn will team up with Jazz great Joe Davidian to present a special Broadway Pops/Jazz concert featuring a walk through the history of some of Broadway’s greatest composers. For more info, visit www.highlandartsvt.org. MONTPELIER- Winter Wild Edible Workshop at the North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St. 10AM-1PM. Fee: $30 member, $35 nonmember. For those willing to get a little frosty, bundle up and join teacher naturalist Ken Benton as we learn to identify and sustainably harvest a variety of wild foods from the surrounding landscape. We’ll bake with spruce, fir, and pine needles and sip on an assortment of wild winter teas as we cook a wild harvested winter stew over an open fire. Pre-registration required. For more info & to register, call 229-6206. Capital City Farmers Market Indoor Season at the Montpelier City Center, 89 Main St. 10AM-2PM. Join us and shop from local farms, food producers, and crafters. Find fresh, seasonal food all winter long. For more info, visit www.montpelierfarmersmarket. com. “Embattled Bats” at the at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St. Alyssa Bennett, Small Mammals Biologist for the VT Fish & Wildlife Department, will give a slide show. 6PM there will be a delicious vegetarian dinner prepared by Farmhouse Catering; talk starts at 7:30PM. $20/tickets. Advance purchase is strongly recommended as seating is limited. For tickets, please contact Nancy Schulz: SaddleShoes2@gmail.com. MORRISVILLE VAST 2017 Military Appreciation Ride at Oxbow Park in Morrisville on the LVRT. 11AM-2PM. This event will celebrate the long-standing mutual relationship between the snowmobile and military communities. Activities: Food and vendors Free mini US flags. NORTHFIELD- Texas Hold’Em Tournament at The American Legion, 48 Depot Square. 1PM. $50 in advance $75 the day of Tournament Sponsored by The American Legion Auxiliary. PLAINFIELD- Earth Skills Adult Workshop: Tracking the Wild at Hawthorn Meadow on Goddard College Campus, 123 Pitkin Rd. 1-4PM. Adventure through the snowy woods learning SAMBEL’S! SAMBEL’S! Book Your Get-togethers, BBQ’s, Weddings, Anniversaries, etc. Sambel’s Catering 249-7758 COLES POND SLEDDERS Walden, VT SOURDOUGH PANCAKE BRUNCH WALDEN METHODIST CHURCH on Trail 152 between CA110 and CA39 (109 Noyestar Road, Walden, VT) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ~ Plenty Of Free Parking ~ www.colespondsledders.com Barre Figure Skating Club Presents Take me to the Mardi Gras Barre Figure Skating Club Presents SUNDAY 6:00 FEBRUARY p.m. at the B.O.R. 18th 2018 ADD 15 Cottage AS St., NECESSARY! Barre 479-4309 Take me to The Mardi Gras SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18th 2018 Adults $5.00 Children 6 to 10 $3.00 6:00 p.m. the B.O.R. Closed 5 & for under Renovations Free Adults $5.00 Children 6 to 10 $3.00 COPY AND The CVMC Auxiliary PASTE Bene-Fit Shop will be closed INTO A 5 & under free continued on next page MATINEES SATURDAY & SUNDAY CAPITOL MONTPELIER For Showtimes 229-0343 or www.fgbtheaters.com Audio Descriptive Available on certain movies... FRI. THRU THURS. FEB. 16 - 22 MATINEES SAT. & SUN. FIFTY SHADES FREED --R-- Fri. & Sat. at 6:30 & 9:00, Sun.. thru Thurs. at 6:30 Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 12:30 & 3:30 15:17 TO PARIS --PG-13-- Fri. & Sat. at 6:25 & 9:00, Sun. thru Thurs. at 6:40 Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 12:25 & 3:25 THE POST --PG-13-- Fri. & Sat. at 6:20 & & 9:00, Sun. thru Thurs. at 6:30 Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 12:20 & 3:20 THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI --R-- Fri. & Sat. at 6:15 & 9:00, Sun.. thru Thurs. at 6:15 Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 12:15 & 3:15 JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE --PG-13-- Fri. & Sat. at 6:15 & 9:00, Sun. thru Thurs. at 6:20 Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 12:20 & 3:20 24-Hr Movie Line 229-0343 • BUY TICKETS ONLINE AT: www.fgbtheaters.com SAVE ALL THESE LOGO The Benefit Shop Flower Sale! 50/50 Raffle! Bake Sale! Guest appearance by the Spaulding Boys Hockey Team! Flower October Sale 29th through Guest November Appearance 6th. by 50/50 Raffle the Spaulding Boys Bake SaleNew Shop Hockey Hours Team! We will reopen Wednesday, November 7th with new shop hours: Wednesday through Friday 10am-4pm Saturday 9am-2pm. Come check out our new look and shop for the holidays! We look forward to seeing you soon, and thank you for your patronage. NEW ITEMS DAILY~SHOP OFTEN! PARAMOUNT BARRE For Showtimes 479-0078 or www.fgbtheaters.com FRI. THRU THURS. FEB. 16 - 22 MATINEES SAT. & SUN. BLACK PANTHER --PG-13-- Fri. & Sat. at 6:15 (2D) & 9:15 (2D) Sun. thru Thurs. at 6:30 (2D) Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 12:15 (2D) & 3:15 (3D) PETER RABBIT --PG-- Fri. & Sat. at 6:20 & 9:00 Sun. thru Thurs.. at 6:35 Matinees Sat. & Sun. at 12:25 & 3:25 15 Cottage St., Barre • 479-4309 1. Maze Runner: The Death Cure (PG-13) Dylan O’Brien 2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) 3. Hostiles (R) 4. The Greatest Showman (PG) Hugh Jackman 5. The Post (PG-13) 6. 12 Strong (R) 7. Den of Thieves (R) 8. The Shape of Water (R) Sally Hawkins 9. Paddington 2 (PG) animated 10. Padmaavat (NR) Deepika Padukone, Anupriya Goenka (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. THE AMERICAN LEGION BARRE POST 10 320 NORTH MAIN ST. BARRE, VT NO Fri., Feb. 16 TICKET 7 to 11PM # NATIVE TONGUE $5 Cover Sat., Feb. 17 ~ 7-11 pm Enjoy the Band CLASSIC REWIND $5 Cover OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 21 & OVER For information, call the Post at 479-9058 CANADIAN CLUB BINGO Fri., Nov. 17 ~ 7-11 •Flash pm Ball 1: $200. •Flash Sherri Ball 2: $100. Lamberton’s •Mini Jackpot: $4,700. •Jackpot: $1,300. KARAOKE SHOW Thursday Night •Doors $3 Open Cover at 4:00 PM •Premies at 6:00 PM •Regular Games at 7:00 PM CANADIAN CLUB ROUTE 14 • 479-9090 Just outside of Barre THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL CHICKEN & BISCUIT Shop Hours: Wednesday through Friday 10am-4pm Saturday 9am-1pm ❤Valentine Special❤ Wednesday, Feb. 14 Only Lingerie All RED ❤ $1each Except Clothing ❤ Coats ~ THIS AD SPONSORED BY~ Affordable Hair Styling For Men & Children Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. starting at 7AM (Closed Wednesdays) 50 ¢ each with The Master’s Edge Located at 100 State Street, Montpelier 223-7361 February 14, 2018 The WORLD page 25