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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Is macular degeneration limiting your ability to make new memories?

Have you noticed your loved one having trouble seeing what they’re doing at the stove? Are they having trouble recognizing which grandchild is asking for help tying his shoe? For people over the age of 60, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss and legal blindness, which affects as many as 15 m...

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Thinking of buying a puppy? You may want to think again

Your family is ready for a pet, so you head out to the local pet store. Within moments of walking into the shop, an energetic, sweet-eyed puppy steals your heart. You plunk down your money – possibly hundreds of dollars – and take him home, unaware that your new darling began his life in circumstances that most Americans would find horr...

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Jason Corliss Takes Second Thunder Road Late Model Win

  Barre’s Jason Corliss claimed his second career Thunder Road Late Model win and became the first repeat winner in the division for 2014 during Safelite Auto Glass night on Thursday, July 24. Corliss came from the ninth starting spot and got under Lt. Governor Phil Scott late in the 50-lap event to gain the lead and eventually the win. Young...

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Vermont Turkey Brood Survey Starts Aug. 1

  VT Fish & Wildlife photo.   Wild turkeys are found throughout most of Vermont, but their reproductive success is monitored annually by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department with a little help from “citizen scientists” who report the number and size of turkey families they see during August. Fish & Wildlife is again asking the pu...

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Jarnis-Watson

  Nancy W. Jarnis and Joseph R. Watson, of Schuyler Falls, N.Y., are pleased to announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Julie Morrison of Peacham and Daniel Jarnis of Woodbury. The future groom is the son of Wayne and Barbara Watson of Malone, N.Y. The bride-to-be graduated from Hazen Union High School in Hardwick, and attend...

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Governor and Advocates Highlight Summer Meals Programs for Kids

  As more than 50 local children enjoyed a free lunch at the Waterbury Recreation Department last week, Governor Shumlin and anti-hunger advocates applauded summer food programs, urged families whose children need nutritious meals in the summertime to participate, and reminded business and Vermonters of the opportunity to volunteer at meal sit...

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Barre Elks Create “Welcome Home” Kits for Formerly Homeless Veterans

Barre Elks Lodge #1535 was the recipient of a $2,000 Beacon Grant from Elks National Foundation. Beacon Grants offer Lodges the opportunity to develop an ongoing, charitable, Elks-led community project. Barre Lodge chose to work with The Veterans’ Place in Northfield to help meet and fulfill the needs of the veterans it serves. The Veterans’ Place ...

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Be Tick Smart: Repel, Inspect, Remove to Prevent Lyme Disease

  How easy would it be to find a poppy seed hidden somewhere on your skin? Lyme disease is transmitted from the bite of infected deer ticks. This time of year the nymphs (immature ticks), which are about the size of a poppy seed, are biting and may spread the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. Transmission can be prevented if the tick is remove...

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The Wonderful Land of August

  Dear readers: This column will make more sense if you read it after August 1st. Feel free to read it now, but read it again then. (That way I get to visit with you twice.)   Well, fellow travelers, here we are again. For any who are unaware, we have all just arrived in the wonderful land of August. If you’re reading this, which you must...

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Reiss’s Pieces

Watching T.V. these days is bad enough, but if you watch the news, it is like watching and listening to a scary fiction novel! It’s bad enough that the world seems to be deteriorating and fighting amongst themselves, but how about what seems to be happening here in our country? I am not sure that good news or uplifting news was ever the main topic...

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