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Spooky!

  It is a distant memory, cold and old, dusted off now as a long-neglected, rediscovered book might be. It matters, somehow, that this nearly forgotten evening lived within a mid-nineteen sixties October. Perhaps it could just be that the late autumn wind cooled and creaked the leafless, lifeless-looking trees even more back then than now, aga...

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Reiss’s Pieces

  I know that I told you a while ago about the lovely young woman who went out of her way to help me when I was shopping at T. J. Maxx last Christmas season. She not only helped me to take everything out of my cart and put them on her counter to check out, she also loaded my cart back up and then took me and my parcels out to my car and loaded...

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Calvin Coolidge

  A few days after Governor Hartness’s inaugural address, Vice President-elect Calvin Coolidge addressed the Vermont General Assembly. A native of Plymouth Notch, Coolidge had made his mark in Massachusetts politics and had gained national recognition during the Boston police strike of 1919, when he made the famous pronouncement that, “There is no...

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Ask the Pharmacist: Caregivers, take care

Approximately 42 million Americans provide unpaid care to an ill or disabled adult and new research shows the stress associated with this responsibility can have a negative effect on a person’s health. Express Scripts research paired an analysis of prescription claims with a telephone survey of more than 12,000 commercially-insured Americans...

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Hunters’ Breakfast-Brookfield

Hunters’ Breakfast-Brookfield Event on 2013-11-16 05:00:00 Location:1st Congregational Church, Pond Village, corner of Ridge Rd. & VT Rte. 65, Brookfield, VT at Vermont Conference United Church of Christ 36 North Main Street Randolph, United States...

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Making wellness programs work for your wallet and lifestyle

By now you’ve probably heard the message loud and clear: Staying well through preventive steps is cheaper, healthier and easier for everyone than waiting until a health condition becomes an issue. From the government to your own employer, many organizations spend millions of dollars every year on wellness programs aimed at supporting individu...

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Weathering the storm: disaster preparedness tips for small business owners

As a nation, we learned several hard lessons following the recent natural disasters in Oklahoma and along the Hurricane Sandy-ravaged East Coast. While we often think of the devastation inflicted upon individual community members, we can’t overlook the effects that natural disasters have on the backbones of our local economies: small business...

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Seniors and driving: The importance of having early and frequent conversations with senior loved ones

The U.S. population aged 65 and older is estimated to increase from 47 million in 2015 to 72 million in 2030, according to U.S. Census data, meaning more senior drivers will be on the roads. This also means that more adult children may need to have difficult conversations with their aging parents about driving. However, a new survey released by Lib...

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Tips and tricks for planning the perfect Halloween

Planning the perfect Halloween can be pretty spooky, and it’s not just because of the ghosts and ghouls that run from door to door. Coordinating Halloween activities, planning a festive party and pulling off the perfect costume for each family member can be frightening. But with a few technology tricks, you’ll be rewarded with a lot of...

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Peripheral Artery Disease: Screening and early treatment can save your legs and your life

Frequent leg cramps, leg pain when walking and slow-to-heal sores on your feet are annoying, but did you know they can also be symptoms of a serious disease? Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) occurs when there is narrowing of the blood vessels (arteries) outside of the heart. Most frequently, PAD affects the arteries in the pelvis and legs, but it ca...

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