November 13, 2018

PHOTOS: CVU girls basketball vs. North CountryCaitlin Grasso

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Caitlin Grasso lines up a shot during the Jan. 26 game against North Country.

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PHOTOS: CVU Wresting

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Jarett Legg wins the 120-pound class against his Randolph opponent last week. (Observer photos by Al Frey)

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PHOTOS: CVU boys ice hockey vs. Spalding

 

Colin Lach moves down the ice during the Jan. 24 game against Spaulding High. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

Colin Lach moves down the ice during the Jan. 24 game against Spaulding High. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

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PHOTOS: CVU Alpine Skiing

 

Before Monday’s event, CVU alpine skiers raced at Cochran’s on Jan. 19. Above, Ted Hadley finished sixth in the race at Cochran’s last week. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

Before Monday’s event, CVU alpine skiers raced at Cochran’s on Jan. 19. Above, Ted Hadley finished sixth in the race at Cochran’s last week. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

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PHOTOS: Fun on the lake

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Pete Moyer and his son, Wyatt, 6, fish for crappie and perch on frozen Lake Iroquois on Saturday. Moyer said the ice is about 20 inches thick. The pair caught two crappie earlier in the day, but decided to throw them back. (Observer photos by Al Frey)

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POPCORN: “American Sniper” Bull’s-eye

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By Michael S. Goldberger

Special to the Observer

 

If you’ve been around for the last few wars, you’ll recognize the eerie clip-clip-drone of helicopters that declares U.S. military ubiquity in “American Sniper,” an absorbing foray into the tragic dilemma that comes of trying to make the world safe for democracy. Based on the memoir, “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History,” by Chris Kyle, and adapted for the screen by Jason Hall, Bradley Cooper compellingly personalizes the iconic warrior. Confident in his destiny, he will save his country, singlehandedly if necessary. [Read more…]

Recipe Corner: Hot yeast breads

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The following recipes come from favorite old cookbooks and are easy enough to make for a beginning bread baker.

60 Minute Rolls

(from Williston Federated Church Cookbook)

4-5 cups flour

3 tablespoons sugar [Read more…]

How to take care of your kidneys

Dear Savvy Senior,

What can you tell me about kidney disease? My mother died from kidney failure a few years ago at age 76, and I’m curious what my risks are and what I can do to protect myself.

—Kidney Concerned

Dear Concerned,

Anyone who has a family history of kidney disease, or who has high blood pressure or diabetes is at risk and needs to have their kidneys tested. Here’s what you should know and some tips to help you take care of your kidneys.

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Garden grants for small businesses

Deadline Jan. 30

The Vermont Department of Health and Vermont Community Garden Network are offering grants for small businesses to establish workplace food gardens. [Read more…]

Living Green: Nominations sought for environmental award

Observer staff report

Green Mountain Power is seeking nominations for the 2015 GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award, named for famed osprey advocate Meeri Zetterstrom. The GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award is presented annually to the person, business, group or non-profit who has made a significant and lasting contribution to Vermont’s environment. The recipient is also awarded a $2,500 donation to the environmental cause of their choice. [Read more…]