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Floppy Friends group helps make parenting easier

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — It doesn’t get much more intimidating than the thought of bringing another human being into the world that is completely reliant upon you for keeping it alive.

For new parents, this thought — coupled with the enormous emotional and physical turbulence that comes with pregnancy — can be utterly destabilizing.

That’s one reason why parenting classes, books and clubs are so popular.

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Study up before choosing which cleanse is right for you

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Christy Lynn



ADDISON COUNTY — As the holiday season wraps up, party schedules quiet down and the New Year brings reflection and contemplation, people tend to think about what patterns and behaviors they want to change and which they want to reinforce.

Nutrition and diet are often top of the list, especially following those binge-eating days of holiday gatherings when any sliver of dietary guidelines or self-control tend to get thrown out the window.

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Employers deal with drug addicts in the workplace

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Christy Lynn



ADDISON COUNTY — Substance abuse and the debilitating affects that addiction can have on individuals and communities has been in the news a lot lately.

Gov. Peter Shumlin gave a harrowing State of the State Address back in 2014 that called attention to the opiate addiction crisis, and task forces at the state and local levels have been formed to help provide services and tools for recovery.

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Decorations are more than simple objects

Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By Christy Lynn



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VERMONT — For many Americans, decorations have become popular for just about every holiday there is to celebrate; we love to pull out the Easter baskets, bunnies and eggs in the spring, then pack them away and replace them with flags for the Fourth, then witches and ghosts for Halloween, colorful ears of corn and gourds for Thanksgiving and then, of course come the winter holidays.

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EastView residents are walking to San Francisco

Posted on June 6, 2016 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — Sometime around late winter when it was dark and cold and tough to motivate herself to get enough exercise, EastView resident Holly Puterbaugh started thinking of creative ways to get herself moving.

“I’m not too sure how the idea came to me, but I knew I needed a goal to get me to keep walking,” Puterbaugh said.

The idea was to walk to San Francisco. Not literally, mind you, but to track the steps and miles walked each day and map the progress until the goal was met.

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Vermonters flocking to chicks; know the basics of backyard fowl

Posted on May 16, 2016 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — Backyard chickens are pushing do-it-yourselfers to a whole new level.

In Vermont, we live amidst people who pride themselves on being able to paint their own home, fix their own toilet, file their own taxes and grow their own vegetables. Perhaps it’s a natural progression (or return to a trend) that people here would want to keep their own chickens, too.

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A growing busines: New Haven company sees 25 years of gardening trends

Posted on May 12, 2016 |
By Christy Lynn



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NEW HAVEN — In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected president of its United States to begin his first term in office. Microsoft released their newest technology, Windows 3.1. “Aladdin” and “Wayne’s World” packed movie theaters, while Pearl Jam and Nirvana rocked the boom box.

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Specially trained dogs offer invaluable help to their owners

Posted on April 18, 2016 |
By Christy Lynn



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We all love our animals. The wagging tail and whimpering glee that greets you at the end of the day or the affectionate purr while relaxing on the couch can put a smile on any pet owner’s face.

Many pets have a keen ability to sense when their owner is happy or sad, providing an extra lick or gentle gaze during times of need. We turn to them for unconditional love and to help soften the hard days in life.

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Middlebury man learns to deal with his body's sensitivity

Posted on January 25, 2016 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — Larry Plesent grew up in a suburb of New York City surrounded by chemicals. His parents were cigarette smokers and he can remember insect foggers being set off in the area that produced clouds of toxins. Plesent become a window cleaner to earn some extra money while he was in college and worked for seven years cleaning high-rise commercial buildings, exposing himself to even more toxic cleaning compounds.

He constantly had dry, itchy skin, but, generally, everything was fine.

Then, suddenly, it wasn’t.

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What it really takes to be well is an open mind

Posted on January 25, 2016 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — Why is it so hard to go to a doctor, or change the patterns to better your health?

Why do we have the tendency to invent a rationale for why we hurt or try to explain why it’s OK that we’re feeling awful?

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