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Finding infant childcare can be difficult journey

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



ADDISON COUNTY — On Jan. 15, Riley, a healthy six-pound, 10-ounce baby boy was born to Anna and Justin Harrington at Porter Hospital. The two brought their newborn back to their home in Middlebury after an agonizing 50 hours of labor, and were ecstatic to be new parents to the little guy, who Anna lovingly called “amazing and fun.”

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State asks for public input on affordable childcare programs

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



VERMONT — The Blue Ribbon Commission on Financing High-Quality, Affordable Child Care is calling for public input as it assembles a report about improving access to high-quality childcare.

It will take feedback from average people, as well as those involved in professional childcare, at five community forums: on July 25 the commission will be in St. Johnsbury, Burlington and Barre and on July 26 in Rutland and Brattleboro.

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Don't forget your baby's sunscreen

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



Some babies are being exposed to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays in the first 6 months of life, when their skin is most vulnerable.

In fact, a research team at the University of Miami found that as many as one-third of local parents actively increased their infant’s sun exposure each day, believing mistakenly that it would build their babies’ tolerance to the sun’s rays. As a result, 12 percent of the parents reported that their babies’ skin had tanned before they were 6 months old, and 3 percent said their infants had been sunburned.

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Consider these natural alternatives in baby care

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



For expectant parents, a lifetime of choices awaits: baby names, what brand of diapers to use, what color to paint the nursery and even what kind of doctor to use.

Complementary and alternative approaches to medicine are on the rise, especially in Vermont where naturopathic medicine is not only a part of the culture, but also recognized by insurance companies in the same way as any other physician.

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Learn about the history of bicycling at Sheldon museum talks

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Vintage bicycle collector and cycling historian Glenn Eames will present four gallery talks about the exhibit “Pedaling Through History: 150 years of the Bicycle, The Glenn Eames Collection at the Sheldon Museum.” The talks will take place on Wednesdays, July 27, Aug. 17 and Oct. 5 at noon, and on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 1 p.m.

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Vermont is special to Fresh Air kids

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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ADDISON COUNTY — Ulysses Suazo, a 15-year-old from Bronx, N.Y., calls Vermont his second home thanks to Rebecca Kodis and her son, Darius Kainen-Kodis, 13.

For Suazo, Vermont is an escape from the chaotic pace of New York City living.

“In the South Bronx, people have a problem with you even if you just look at them. Over here, it’s just peaceful,” he said.

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Middlebury officials backing downtown master plan

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on July 12 agreed to support the planning commission’s quest for a grant to help create a master plan for downtown Middlebury. It’s a document that supporters believe would lead to more careful and structured growth in an area of the community that has seen a lot of change recently, and is being sized up for more.

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Porter seeking public opinion on its future

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center’s board has launched a community conversation including community forums and an online questionnaire as part of their strategic planning process regarding the future of Porter and health care delivery in our community.

According to Porter spokesperson Ron Hallman, the medical center is strongly encouraging members of the community to be a part of the forward-looking strategic planning process now underway to ensure the community continues to have access to high quality health care services for years to come.

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Secrets of the time capsule to be revealed next week

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday, July 26, will open the time capsule recently found in the old municipal gym. And the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the new municipal building might include a person who was present when the mystery box was first secreted in the southeast cornerstone of the gym back in 1939.

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Waterfowl permit applications due Aug. 22

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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