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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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Don't choose 'easy': Retirement gave Ken Perine time for Long Trail trek

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — To many people, retirement provides the opportunity to rest and relax after a career (or series of careers) that had kept them running and dictating day-to-day choices for what can be 45 years or more.

Sitting, resting and relaxing is what they crave most. Luxuries like reading novels and newspapers become easy to fit in, hobbies like knitting or exploring art are the center of attention, time to prepare delicious meals that previously were too rushed through is easy to come by.

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Opinion: Our sweet ride has turned sour

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — In June of this year I became a very proud owner of a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI.

Our search for a vehicle was long and arduous. The cars in our driveway had always been at least 10 years old and only moderately reliable. But we were getting tired of the trips to the mechanic’s and the “adventure” of possible breakdowns everywhere we went.

With a Toyota Tacoma pick-up for weekend warrior projects and four-wheel drive, we focused on something that was more compact and could achieve better fuel efficiency.

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Shy dog takes major leap to self confidence

Posted on July 13, 2015 |
By Christy Lynn



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Trudy is a border collie mix whom we adopted four years ago when living in Vancouver, British Columbia.

When she first came to live with us, Trudy was prohibitively shy — she would roll on her back submissively when meeting any new person or even at the sight of another dog. It made it nearly impossible to take her out of the house.

Over the years and with plenty of exposure to love and attention, Trudy has become a different dog.

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Color and whimsy inhabit work of 77-year-old artist

Posted on June 1, 2015 |
By Christy Lynn



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“The secret is you have to keep your head going,” says 77-year-old Maxine Davis, a retired psychologist from Ferrisburgh who now spends much of her time making art. “You have to keep doing things, going after things, being curious.”

Davis’ art medium is glass, although she has experimented over the years with painting, fiber arts and other crafts. She has a home studio that her husband (who will be 90 years old this summer) built as a small addition to the house initially and then extended as Maxine’s passion grew.

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