Keep moving . . .

Keep moving . . .

It may seem out of place to focus on running when there is so much snow outside! Many readers are probably waist deep and happy to be focused on their snow sports – I know I am. However, those committed souls targeting a spring marathon (or half) are ramping up training and entering into a… Read More »

Online security: avoiding account vulnerability

Online security: avoiding account vulnerability

How many times did you log in to a digital account today? It probably was more than once. Some people access digital sites via computer or tablet, but many others rely on their phones. Deloitte recently reported the essentials of life have expanded and now encompass air, water, food, and smartphones. No matter what device… Read More »

Inspecting your trees in the winter

By V.J. Comai Trees provide many benefits and can be a true asset to any property, but they can also become a liability if structural deficiencies go unnoticed. While it takes a trained professional to complete a comprehensive risk assessment of any tree, there are signs that you can look for on your own that… Read More »

Soul food – The Gift of Presence

By Elizabeth Flynn Campbell The holidays were tough this year. Maggie, our beloved two-year-old red-haired poodle, died five days before Christmas. One day she was my hearty running companion and a few days later she was dead from the sepsis that followed the surgery to remove the small black sock lodged in her abdomen. Her… Read More »

Another year

Another year

This column is being written late. That sort of sums up my success at keeping New Year’s resolutions. Happens every year: I pile up the intentions like someone investing in a stock called “Disappointment,” then I plunge into January and in no time at all, I’m reaping the dividends of failed expectation. Since I’m already… Read More »

Not feeling my age

Not feeling my age

Millennials aren’t fond of talking about age because they are as young as they feel. They are the age they are and, at any point, that is the right age to be. Such is the confidence of youth. It is among older folks one hears the talk of how aging feels, or how one feels… Read More »

Keep moving. . .

Keep moving. . .

Winter is here and our fair-weather runners have boxed up their shoes. Others, however, power on with facemasks and spiked running shoes, and those hoping to build up to a spring marathon are beginning to formulate their training routines. For this month’s contribution, I’m encouraging all of the runners out there to consider approaching this… Read More »

Protecting your trees for winter

Protecting your trees for winter

Winters in Vermont can test even the hardiest of souls, and can also be detrimental to the health of your trees. In preparation for the long cold months, protect your trees to ensure that they will begin the growing season unscathed and healthy. Evergreens are prone to winter injury, which appears as a browning or… Read More »

Holiday dangers for pets

Holiday dangers for pets

By M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM, Vermont Veterinary Medical Association With the holiday season rapidly approaching, many pet owners are unsure which plants, foods, and decorations are and are not for their pets. Most species of lilies are deadly to cats. In some cases, a small amount of pollen or even one leaf can cause sudden… Read More »

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