Vermont Country Store survey reveals most popular classic candy and toys

first_imgVermont Country Store,A new survey conducted recently by Harris Interactive for The Vermont Country Store shows what classic toys and candy people remember most when they were young. Of the 2,104 adults age 18 or older who were surveyed online, more than a third (39%) responded that chocolate bars were their top candy choice when they were a child. Also, more than a quarter of the respondents (29%) noted that a doll or stuffed animal was their favorite childhood toy.‘In the current era of electronics and always wanting ‘the next best thing,’ it’s nice to travel back in time and remember when life was simpler and products were more memorable,’ said Cabot Orton, proprietor of The Vermont Country Store. ‘Toys and candy especially are the iconic childhood products that many people recall easily as adults. This survey gives us great insight into those products that make people feel nostalgic and reminiscent of their youth.’Some of the other favorite candies noted in The Vermont Country Store survey were lollipops or hard candy (10%), licorice (8%), and jelly beans (8%). Other top choices for toys were trains (9%) and building blocks (8%).The Vermont Country Store’s catalogue, website (www.vermontcountrystore.com(link is external)) and retail locations (Weston and Rockingham, VT) are home to thousands of classic toys, candy and other products that transport customers back in time.About The Vermont Country StoreIn 1946, Vrest and Ellen Orton printed their first catalog’just 12 pages and 36 products’and mailed it to the folks on their Christmas card list. Sixty years later and promoting itself as Purveyors of The Practical and Hard to Find, The Vermont Country Store has become ‘Nostalgia Central’ and continues its catalog business, manages a thriving e-commerce Web site and operates two retail stores in Weston and Rockingham, Vermont. For more information, please visit www.vermontcountrystore.com(link is external).About the SurveyThis survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of The Vermont Country Store from November 18-22, 2010 among 2,104 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Lauren Howe at (401)-553-5106 or lhowe@rdwgroup.com(link sends e-mail). Source: Vermont Country Store. MANCHESTER CENTER, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– 12.8.2010last_img read more

3D Shoot Confirms Colibri Prospect Off Jamaica for Tullow and UOG

first_imgTullow has delivered the fast track version of the recently acquired 3D seismic dataset over the Walton-Morant licence offshore Jamaica. According to Tullow’s licence partner United Oil & Gas (UOG), the high-grade Colibri target, which had previously been mapped on 2D seismic, has been clearly identified on the fast track version of the 3D seismic dataset.This follows the completion of a 2,250 square kilometer 3D seismic acquisition survey on the licence. United holds a 20% equity interest in the 32,065 sq km Licence, with the remainder held by Tullow.The 3D seismic survey, which is the first to have been acquired in Jamaica, forms part of a programme focused on de-risking Cretaceous and Tertiary aged clastic and carbonate reservoir targets that have been mapped by Tullow on 2D seismic data. Among these is Colibri, which has been estimated from 2D data to hold gross mean-case prospective resources of over 200mmbbls. The technical case for Colibri has been further strengthened by the recent identification of an active thermogenically derived offshore oil seep to the south of the structure.Initial opinion is that the fast track 3D seismic data is of excellent quality with the Colibri structure clearly visible on the newly acquired dataset, United said.Processing and interpretation work is now underway.United Oil & Gas Plc CEO, Brian Larkin, said: “The work programme to de-risk the 200mmbbl Colibri target on Walton-Morant continues to proceed on schedule and under budget. Being able to clearly identify Colibri on the 3D seismic at such an early stage is highly encouraging and with this in mind, we are looking forward to the processing and interpretation work being completed.”last_img read more

Man Utd plan huge double raid to improve defence

first_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO History7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureAlbino Animals: A Rare Kind Of Ultimate Beauty6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney Princesses9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo Loading… Manchester United are planning to sign Inter Milan’s Diego Godin as part of a stunning double raid to drastically improve their defence, according to reports. Man Utd Manager Ole Gunnar Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took a significant step in reinforcing his side at the back last summer when Harry Maguire moved to Old Trafford from Leicester. That deal saw the England international become the world’s most expensive defender and he has been a top performer under Solskjaer this term. However, according to Calciomercato, Solskjaer is keen to go further and wants Godin to be joined by Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly this summer. Godin, who captains Urugauy and has 135 appearances for his country, moved to Inter on a free transfer last summer but he has only made 16 Serie A appearances this term. It is said that boss the 34-year-old has struggled to adapt to life under boss Antonio Conte, who has often preferred to play Alessandro Bastoni at the back.Advertisementcenter_img As such, Godin would be open to moving elsewhere and his wages are likely to be the only stumbling block in a deal going through. United then reportedly want to sign Koulibaly, who is expected to command a hefty fee and is said to be a long-term target of Old Trafford chiefs. The double raid will be funded, it is claimed, by the permanent sale of Chris Smalling to Roma following the Englishman’s loan spell in the Serie A. Smalling has previously revealed that he is willing to stay on at Roma having reinvigorated his career in the Italian top flight. Read Also:Arsenal make offer to Man Utd for Smalling United’s other options at the back include Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw and Phil Jones. In other news, the Red Devils have been backed to get the best out of Jack Grealish with a summer move for the Aston Villa captain. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Former Wellington resident Helen Creed, 92, dies in Imperial Beach, Calif.

first_imgHelen CreedHelen Irene Martin Creed was born to Mack and Velma Martin on February 4th, 1921.  She was married to L.E. “Jack” Creed for 70 years and is the mother of Barbara Seyfried and Beverly Bennett.  She has 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  She is survived by four siblings: Eliza Cox, Halbert Martin, Peggy Rose and Roy Martin.Helen grew up in and around the Wellington area and later lived between Northern Colorado and California.  Helen is preceded in death by her beloved Jack, 1 sister, Ines Bell and 2 brothers: Guy Martin and Ray MartinHelen and Jack were guiding lights for the family.  Wherever Helen was, the love of our God was with her. Helen, Jack and the girls attended worship services and Sunday school at the First Christian Church of Wellington.  Upon retirement, they attended the Senior Sunday school and worship services.  Helen included her family and extended family in her worship and God’s teachings.In her 92 years, Helen lived a full life.  Helen received her beautician’s license and owned her own salon in LaSalle, Colorado.  The biggest highlight of her career was styling Phyllis Diller’s hair.  Helen shared a hospital stay and visited with Elizabeth Taylor in California.  Helen was the Kansas State Champion of Horseshoes, although having never played before. Helen was the happiest, when she and Jack would travel all around the United States.  After retirement travels would include grandchildren and extended family.  She loved to bringing family and friends around a card table to share a new game she had learned or to teach the next generation how to play cards.  She would never leave home without her coffee tin full of pennies.Visitation hours will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2013. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday evening, May 19, 2013.Funeral services for Helen will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 20, 2013 in the First Christian Church, Wellington.Interment will follow in the Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more