The Williston Observer asked readers to help us bring holiday cheer and winter warmth to long-term residents at area nursing homes by donating soft, warm socks to our Socks for Seniors initiative. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our readers, we have collected enough socks so far to provide for residents of Burlington Health & Rehab, as well as Starr Farm, Birchwood Terrace and Green Mountain nursing homes! We would love to add one more home to the list! Deadline: Friday, Dec. 16. GOAL: 100 more socks!
Driving carefully in winter weather can help you arrive at your destination safely, and also keep car insurance rates down, too. Being prepared is a smart move not just for you, but also for loved ones and others on the road, especially in the inevitable Northeast wintry conditions as they approach. [Read more…]
By Jim Miller
Dear Savvy Senior,
Can you write a column on the overlooked problem of thyroid disease? After struggling with chronic fatigue, joint pain and memory problems, I was finally diagnosed hypothyroidism. Now, at age 70, I’m on thyroid medication and am doing great. Five years of feeling lousy. I wish I’d have known.
Frustrated Patient [Read more…]
By Ania Robertson
Rutabega side dish
After a long and warm fall comes an inevitable winter. Our Vermont land will be covered by a picturesquely white and cozy, but cold, featherbed. Our bodies crave a bulky, nutritive and warming diet. In general, we want to focus on eating warm, cooked, slightly oily and well-spiced foods.
By Lauren Read
With the loss of some of Vermont’s big-name players in Division I — like Rice’s Ben Shungu and Burlington’s Josh Hale among others — the Champlain Valley Union High School boys basketball team harbors hopes to challenge in a much more wide-open division this season. [Read more…]
By Lauren Read
The Champlain Valley Union High School girls basketball team enters this season with a bit of uncertainty as high school winter sports begin. One thing that is not uncertain: their plans to return to the top of Division I.