September 26, 2016

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Redhawks Girls Field Hockey

Popcorn: “Sully”

Down to Earth Ace

3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger

film critic

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Redhawks Boys Soccer

Chowder Challenge

Vt. seniors at high risk for hunger

Observer staff

A report released recently by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Service shows that 42.2 million Americans lived in households struggling with food insecurity in 2015. [Read more…]

Cheap cellphone plans for seldom-calling seniors

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

What are the cheapest cellphone options available to seniors today who only want one for emergency purposes or occasional calls? I have a cellphone now that costs me $30 per month, but I hate paying for something I hardly ever use.

Infrequent Caller [Read more…]

What’s Cooking?

By Lucy McCullough

That’s crazy!

I was a bit skeptical when I heard about a cake recipe you can make in one bowl that does not include eggs. You just mix the dry ingredients, make three holes and add the vinegar, oil and vanilla. Pour water over, stir and bake. That’s it! [Read more…]

Burlington piloting algae-bloom mitigation technology

Observer courtesy photo Due to significant algae blooms in Lake Champlain this summer, the city is working with EcoSolutions LLC to try two new technologies to mitigate the problem.

Observer courtesy photo
Due to significant algae blooms in Lake Champlain this summer, the city is working with EcoSolutions LLC to try two new technologies to mitigate the problem.

By Morgan True

For Vermont Digger

Following a summer that saw many beach closures resulting from algae blooms in Lake Champlain, the city is allowing a private company to pilot its technology for algae mitigation at North Beach and Perkins Pier. [Read more…]

When local food helps fight climate change — and when it doesn’t

Observer file photo Fruits and vegetables grown in hothouses or flown in from distant places can have a hugely inflated carbon footprint. Buying local, or growing your own, is a better alternative - and tastier, too.

Observer file photo
Fruits and vegetables grown in hothouses or flown in from distant places can have a hugely inflated carbon footprint. Buying local, or growing your own, is a better alternative – and tastier, too.

By Luc Reid

Special to the Observer

We Vermonters have it made when it comes to local food. While our growing season is short, we’re long on Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) options, f1arms, farmers’ markets, roadside stands  and gardens. [Read more…]