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Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition moves forward

Posted on January 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition (CVFC) recognized three of its board members whose terms were coming to a close at their Annual Membership Meeting held at the Vergennes American Legion on Jan. 13.

Brian Kemp of Cornwall, Ben Dykema of Ferrisburgh, and Ted Foster of Middlebury all had served three year terms and were founding members and directors of the organization, which was founded in 2013. Their service and commitment to the organization was commended.

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Pet shelter extends service beyond Addison County

Posted on January 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, has begun to help animals from outside of Addison County. Since the beginning of the year, the Middlebury shelter has worked with groups from as close as northern Vermont to as far as Kentucky to transport dogs and cats who need a second chance. The shelter has received two dogs, five puppies, 16 cats, and five kittens to date.

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Shoreham man killed in two-car Bridport accident

Posted on January 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — A Shoreham man was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Route 125 in Bridport on Wednesday afternoon.

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Hockey players 'face off' against cancer in tourney

Posted on January 25, 2016 |
By JULIA JOHN



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MIDDLEBURY — When Liz Cronin began battling breast cancer in 1999, her teammates on the Middlebury Otters women’s ice hockey club rallied around her and launched the “Face Off Against Breast Cancer” tournament. Long after Cronin triumphed over the illness, FOABC, as the tourney has come to be known, continues to support the one in eight women diagnosed with breast cancer, annually collecting tens of thousands of dollars for the Cancer Patient Support Foundation. Last year FOABC raised $70,000.

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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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Porter to raffle off beautiful Rory Jackson landscape painting

Posted on January 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — A new original painting, donated by renowned local artist Rory Jackson and Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury, will be the featured raffle prize at the Feb. 5 Porter Medical Center benefit event, which will be held at Two Brothers Tavern in Middlebury beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the event itself, which will feature delicious local foods and beverages, are $35 per person and raffle tickets for the painting, created specifically for this event, are $10 each.

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Keep your get-healthy resolution, stay active

Posted on January 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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WILLISTON — It is documented that the majority of New Year’s resolutions fail and most do so early in the year, but if your resolution involves improving nutrition and increasing your level of physical activity, the American Cancer Society is urging you to stick it out to reduce your cancer risk.

According to the Society, more than half a million Americans will die of cancer in 2016, but about one-third of cancers are linked to poor diet, physical inactivity and carrying too much weight.

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Taking aim at cancer with genomic tests

Posted on January 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BURLINGTON — No two patients with lung cancer are exactly alike — some are former smokers and others have never smoked — and often, different genetic mutations are responsible for their disease. While treatments exist to target many of these mutations, cancer cells can be tricky to treat: they can adapt and sneak around the targeted drugs and continue to grow.

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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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Rates of prediabetes rise, few know they are at risk

Posted on January 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON— One in four Americans (86 million people) have prediabetes, up from 79 million in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), though only 10 percent of those with prediabetes know they have it. But with awareness and simple actions, people with prediabetes may prevent or delay the onset of diabetes.

The Greater Burlington YMCA is urging Vermonters to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of developing the disease.

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