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The Bridge is a fiercely local, twice-monthly newspaper that reports on the community around Montpelier, Vermont. We mail it free.
The Bridge is a fiercely local, twice-monthly newspaper that reports on the community around Montpelier, Vermont. We mail it free.
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    A great big "thank you" published on our montpelierbridge.com website!

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    A printed "thank you" with your name in a printed version of The Bridge.

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    A recording of Nat Frothingham's signature deep and attention-getting voice on your home or office voicemail.

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    A year's subscription to The Bridge.

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    A collectible, glossy 8 1/2 X 11-inch signed photograph of The Bridge's co-founder and publisher Nat Frothingham. It is collectible because publishers are endangered species.

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    New Reward Level: For $85.00, Dr. Margaret Blanchard, a retired professor of Creative Studies at Vermont College, will offer a limited group of 4 sessions (1 for each pledge of $85). Blanchard a writer and artist, will give 2 free hours of creativity consultation on any individual creative project-- from visioning to planning to potential actualization.

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    ART LESSONS: Pastel art lessons taught by Montpelier artist Joyce Kahn. Kahn entered three pastel landscapes into a juried Vermont Pastel Society Show to be held May 9 - June 14 at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. All three were accepted.

    She's that good! The lesson offered here will be ONE hour-and-a half-long class taught to a GROUP of each of the four people who pledge at this level. Joyce will supply materials or you can bring your own.

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    COMPUTERS AND CUPCAKES! Prof. Jeremy Hansen - a computer science professor at Norwich University, with a PhD in computer science and 10 years of industry experience in the above fields - will give 2 free hours of computer, networking, security, cryptography, programming, databases, app development, or general IT consulting. For every additional $100, he will give another 2 hours.

    NOTE CUPCAKE LOVERS, he wrote to me, "I'll bring two cupcakes with me to their location in Central Vermont to encourage the cupcake lovers at the lower "sans cupcake" tier to upgrade!"

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    Get a 1 column x 2-inch advertisement (1 issue) for you or the non-profit of your choice.

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    A bound edition of the previous six months worth of issues of The Bridge printed from the original .pdf version. These will be signed by the publisher, designer and managing editor.

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    Be named as a sponsor on our title banner for one month. The paper would say "The Bridge: Free Independent and Local. Sponsored by (your name here)"

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    Be named as a sponsor on our title banner for five months. The paper would say "The Bridge: Free Independent and Local. Sponsored by (your name here)"

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    We will send you a CUPCAKE!

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    We will send you two CUPCAKES!! The cupcakes for both the $25 pledge level and the $50 pledge level will be prepared by New England Culinary Arts students from La Brioche - a bakery/restaurant in Montpelier!!!

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    At the $100 level, Prof. Jeremy Hansen - a computer science professor at Norwich University, with a PhD in computer science and 10 years of industry experience in the above fields - will give 2 free hours of computer, networking, security, cryptography, programming, databases, app development, or general IT consulting. For every additional $100, he will give another 2 hours.

    (This might be preferable to those in Central Vermont - but Prof. Hansen said it could be done remotely by Skype, by phone or Web ex)

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