Polikseni Manxhari, Local 22 & Local 44

Polikseni Manxhari

Local 22 & Local 44

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Past articles by Polikseni:

Forever Home: Klutzy

A sweet and sassy senior cat, 14-year-old Klutzy is looking for a quiet home with no other animals. She wants to be the sole companion to her new family. She was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism which causes her to lose weight. The only upkeep she needs is a pill to be crushed in her food. Easy! […] → Read More

At the Box Office: ‘Emma’

Rotten Tomatoes critic and Assistant Professor at Champlain College, Julia Swift reviews Emma. The movie follows the antics of a young woman, Emma Woodhouse, who lives in Georgian- and Regency-era England and occupies herself with matchmaking in the lives of her friends and family. The movie released on Feb. 21 is directed by Autumn De […] → Read More

AHA, ‘Above the Influence’ Coalition fight e-cigarette addiction among youth

Tina Zuk with the American Heart Association and Shamura Awayle, a Burlington High School student and member of the ‘Above the Influence coalition’ say that lawmakers need better legislation that would eliminate the sale of all flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes and menthol flavorings. Right now, menthol isn’t being addressed as a serious issue and […] → Read More

Two Newport Elementary students create peace project

Students Abby and Gwen created a peace project for Newport Elementary School. They say they wanted kids to be kinder and more respectful towards each other which is what promoted this idea. After multiple meetings and group projects, the girls say they have seen a difference at the school with small things like inviting fellow […] → Read More

Forever Home: Ichabod

Ichabod arrived at the Tri-Lakes Humane Society as a stray and was scared and testy with staff but has since adopted to the shelter ways. He is around 1-2 years old and is a huge fan of catnip and even junk food…his favorite is barbecue chips. Ichabod is looking for an active home with older […] → Read More

At the Box Office: ‘The Assistant’

Assistant Professor at Champlain College and Rotten Tomatoes critic Julia Swift tells us about the 2019 movie ‘The Assistant.’ The movie is about an aspiring film producer who just landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. She starts to become aware of the abuse that’s happening in her workplace […] → Read More

Forever Home: Poppy

True to her nature, Poppy the Coonhound has a knack for using her nose, in fact, sniffing around is her favorite thing to do. At two years old, Poppy is looking for an active family that can get outside and also one who is willing to continue her training. She is currently working on bettering […] → Read More

Girl Scout Cookie Weekend starts Feb. 28

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains invites you to National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Feb. 28 through March 1. The Girl Scouts will be selling cookies around the state now through March 30. You can get a visual of all of their popular cookies. More information on cookies and where booths will be […] → Read More

Food writer and recipe developer Nancy Mock shares four delicious dinner items

Nancy Mock breaks down four different meals: Mexican Chicken with Rice and Peppers, Garlic Herb Chicken with Quinoa and Spinach, Sesame Noodles with Garlic Roasted Chicken, and Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Cups. Nancy says all recipes can be done as meal prep for the week and are healthy, easy, and delicious. For more of her […] → Read More

Forever Home: DeeDee

A lover of people and kids, 13-year-old DeeDee is looking for a home she can retire in. She is a quiet and sweet cat who enjoys being pet, brushed, and is so soft she could be mistaken for a pillow. Her ideal home is a family with no other cats, and as for dogs, you’re […] → Read More

At the Box Office: ‘Birds of Prey’

Harley Quinn has just had an explosive breakup with the Joker. Unprotected and on the run, Quinn faces the wrath of narcissistic crime boss Black Mask, Victor Zsasz, and every other thug in the city. She becomes unexpected allies with three deadly women — Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya. This 2020 movie is rated […] → Read More

Forever Home: Stitch

At three years old, Stitch is not only young, but feisty. If you rub her the right way, she can be your best friend and generally loves people. She is looking for a quiet home with a mature couple or a couple looking for their first pet, however, other cats in the home are a […] → Read More

A sweet weekend with wine and chocolate at Boyden Valley Winery

Boyden Valley Winery and Spirits is hosting its Wine & chocolate Weekend February 8 and 9. The event is from 10 AM-5PM both Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature chocolate samples and a cupcake with every paid wine tasting. Snowflake Chocolates will be at the winery with samples and Lake Champlain chocolates are available […] → Read More

Forever Home: Sonnie

Rescued from South Carolina, Sonnie arrived at A Canine Gem two months ago weighing 104 pounds. He has since been put on a weigh loss plan to lose a total of 30 pounds. He loves to go for walks and play fetch. He is overall a very happy dog and would do well in a […] → Read More

Help our feline friends at the ‘Purrses for Paws’ event

Come to the ‘Purrrses for Paws’ event Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Champlain Room in Burlington. The event is from 6-8 PM and will be an evening of purses, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. There will be both a silent and live auction offering new and like-new purses to support the animals cared for by the […] → Read More

Lovin’ on Loki, Meet VSP’s newest K-9

Loki, the newest member of the Vermont state police K-9 team is steals hearts all over the state. The 9-week-old Plott Hound, was picked up by her handler Detective Christian Hunt in Texas. Loki joins over 16 other police K-9’s. Her mission will be sniffing out fugitives and lost people after she completing rigorous training. […] → Read More

Eat wings to beat cancer with the American Cancer Society

Relay For Life of Chittenden County is holding a kickoff Party to beat cancer. Join them on February 4 at Buffalo Wild Wings on Shelburne Rd in Burlington from 6 to 8PM. The returning champion will compete again this year. Guests can learn about this year’s Relay For Life of Chittenden County. The event is […] → Read More

Forever Home: Oreo and Cookie

Oreo and Cookie are a brother-sister duo that need to go into a home together. These 8-month-old siblings love to be held but are still quite playful. They enjoy yarn, snack time, spending time together, and a good scratching post. They get along well with dogs and kids. You can say these two are the […] → Read More

Acy Lane Craig competes in 2020 Youth Olympics in Switzerland

Any Lane Craig, 17, returns from Switzerland after competing of the 2020 Youth Olympics. Craig, originally from Stowe, spent eight days in Switzerland with other youth from Germany, Italy and surrounding states. She said she has aged our of youth sports and has her sights focused on the 2022 Olympics. Craig will spend the rest […] → Read More

Forever Home: Fancy

A 6-year-old Rat Terrier, Fancy is the dog to hold. She loves cuddles and curling up with her owner. She is not much of a winter lover but her purple coat sure helps keep her warm. Fancy is looking for a home where she can be the only pet. She’s not a fan of kids […] → Read More