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Trevor William Day

It’s a Boy! was born July 12, 2013 at 11:51 am at Central Vermont Medical Center to Corey Day and Tara Thygesen. Trevor was 8 pounds 13 ounces and 20 and ¾ inches long. His grandparents are Charles and Pam Day of Barre, and Tom and Tami Thygesen of Washington. Trevor has a very special birthday- it is in between those of his great-grandfather Willi...

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Charge up learning before the kids head back to school

Warm weather and sunshine are putting families across the country in vacation-planning mode. Whether traveling by train, plane or automobile, mobile devices are typically the first thing parents and kids pack. In fact, American families take more than 100 million leisure trips a year and the average family juggles up to six devices – ranging...

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Are your food and cooking choices accelerating the aging process?

When it comes to health, many people are aware of the major do’s and don’ts of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet. However, people often focus on their cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index (BMI), and overlook another key medical marker: Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs). AGEs are harmful compounds in the body that...

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Help your pet shed unhealthy weight

Are you killing your pet with kindness? We’re not talking about the compassion that motivates us to vaccinate our pets, or keep them warm in cold weather. Kindness that can be harmful to pets comes in the form of an overabundance of food and treats. The all-too-common result is a pet that becomes overweight or even obese. A 2012 survey conduc...

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Easy meal and snack ideas for families adjusting to busy back-to-school schedules

As the relaxing days of summer come to a close, it can be challenging to smoothly transition to back-to-school time. While kids and families adjust to more hectic schedules, it’s more important than ever to fuel both body and mind with foods that nourish and satisfy.  With a few new meal and snack ideas, your family will have a head star...

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Risk of concussion increases with back-to-school sports

When the school season begins, more students will be riding bikes and participating in sports such as football, hockey and soccer. Events such as a bike accident, quick fall or collision with another student during athletic practice resulting in a concussion could cause serious consequences both during the school year and later on in life. Often a...

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Cool your home and save cold, hard cash with air conditioning tips

Home cooling costs rise with the temperature, making many homeowners dread the arrival of their monthly electric bill during the good ol’ summertime. Fortunately, with a few simple strategies, it’s easy to cut down on cooling costs so you can enjoy summer, even through record-high temperatures. “Air conditioning is the main way ho...

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Murray-Bevins

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Murray of Williamstown are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberlee Brooke Murray to Scott Bevins, son of the late Patricia Rondeau and the late Clifton Bevins Jr. of Burlington. Kimberlee is a graduate of Woodbury College and is employed by the State of Vermont. Scott is employed by the Vermont Army Nation...

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Elysium

They say that the wealth divide between the rich and the poor is wider than ever.   I don’t know if that is true, but it is certainly true that the physical divide between rich and poor is wider than ever.   In the first half of the 20th Century, rich and poor lived together in the same city; they just lived in different neighborhoods....

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Vermont’s Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons Are Announced

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board approved the 2013 migratory bird hunting season dates at its August 14 meeting in Montpelier.   A printable copy of the regulations can be downloaded from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). A printed version also will be available from license agents and post of...

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