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Monthly Archives: March 2014

The best-kept secret for your home’s exterior

Unique versatility, unrivaled durability, breathtaking beauty – all are qualities that have made cypress a longtime favorite building material in the coastal regions of the South. But the secret about cypress is out, and homeowners across the country are acknowledging its virtues for upgrading their homes’ curb appeal and outdoor living...

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Accomplish your weight management goals this year

The new year gives everyone the perfect opportunity to start fresh. For some, it may be a time to explore a new hobby or take on a new professional challenge. For others, starting fresh means moving into a new home or a new city. And the new year for many people is a time to begin managing their weight. Finding success in weight management does not...

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Clutter-clearing home cleaning tips turn chaos into harmony

The stack of shoes that pile up by the front door, the linen closet that you’re afraid to open, the junk drawer that may well hide the mysteries of the universe – we all have one or two spots in our home that cry out for organization and tidying. Spring cleaning season is approaching, and with a plan of attack you can take this opportun...

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Ask the Pharmacist: Understanding the dangers of low blood sugar

The numbers are astounding – nearly 400 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes and many patients may not realize they are at risk for a condition known as hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is characterized as dangerously low blood sugar levels that could cause serious side-effects including hospitalization. Jay Belcher, is a specialist pharma...

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Insulation: The key to ending drafts and cutting utility bills

Whether it’s the chill of winter or the heat of summer, our natural instincts are to adjust the indoor temperature so it is comfortable through every season. But if your home has any drafts or air leaks, expect indoor temperatures to fluctuate dramatically. Leaks and drafts can hinder the performance of your heating-ventilation-air conditioni...

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Pat McDonald Announces Candidacy for State Senate

  Pat McDonald has announced that she will run for the State Senate in 2014.   McDonald, who represented Berlin and Barre City in the Vermont House of Representatives from 2006 to 2010, made the recent announcement at a gathering of legislative leaders.   McDonald emphasized opportunity and affordability in her announcement. “Like mo...

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Governor Appoints New Members to Fish & Wildlife Board

  Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed two new members to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board.   Cheryl E. Frank Sullivan, of Underhill, has been appointed to represent Chittenden County, replacing Edward Gallo, whose term has expired. Cheryl is passionate about archery and muzzleloader hunting for deer and icefishing for northern pike. S...

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Family Fun Day is Coming March 15th

  The Family Center of Washington County will host Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 15th, from 10am to 1pm at Union Elementary School, 1 Park Avenue in Montpelier. The event is free and open to the public. This family-oriented event encourages strong connections between parents and children through play, networking opportunities for parents a...

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Empty Bowl Benefit Creates Over 13,000 Meals for Vermont Foodbank

    The Mud Studio in Middlesex recently raised $4,370 for the Vermont Foodbank through their Central Vermont Empty Bowl Benefit. Attendees of the benefit purchased a locally made, handcrafted ceramic bowl and were offered the choice of two homemade soups to either eat at the studio or carry out.   “We thought that if people took their em...

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Cleaning Bird Feeders Can Prevent Spread of Disease

  Feeding birds in the winter is a lot of fun, but it can also cause diseases to spread quickly among wild birds, which is why the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says it is important to clean your birdfeeders regularly.   Bacteria and fungi can cause diseases such as aspergillosis, salmonella and conjunctivitis. Species commonly a...

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