February 21, 2017

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Flu cases rising; shots still available

A local pharmacy wants seniors over the age of 65 and any adults over 50 to know they’re in the highest risk group for contracting the volatile influenza that is sweeping the U.S. [Read more…]

Tax help for caregivers of elderly parents

Dear Savvy Senior,

Are caregiving expenses tax deductible? I provide a lot of financial support to my elderly mother and would like to find out if I can write any of it off on my taxes.

Supporting Son

Dear Supporting,

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What’s Cooking?

By Lucy McCullough

What about pot roast?

In a recent conversation with my daughter about how to prepare a pot roast, she suggested that there were others who might benefit from my including the recipe here. Of course, there are numerous ways to prepare a pot roast. My mother used a pressure cooker. That method always frightened me, but I recall it tasted pretty good. Using the crockpot method is great, especially if you are not able to watch the stove. There are also many bake-in-the-oven braising methods. My mother-in-law simmered the pot roast on the stovetop for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. I use her stovetop method, adding a few herbs and beef stock and occasionally some red wine. I enjoy the wonderful aromas of this comfort food as it simmers and the heartiness of the meal mid-winter.

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Touring Carcassonne: Europe’s largest fortified medieval city

Observer photo courtesy of Tourisma-Carcassonne Tourists visit the walled French city of Carcassonne, Europ's largest fortified medieval city, with 4 million annual visitors and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Observer photo courtesy of Tourisma-Carcassonne
Tourists visit the walled French city of Carcassonne, Europ’s largest fortified medieval city, with 4 million annual visitors and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

By Sharon Whitley Larsen

Creators News Service

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Flying Redhawks

Laurynn Bombardier leaps above the balance beam during CVU's gymnastics meet with Montpelier and Harwood Union on Wednesday the 25th.

Laurynn Bombardier leaps above the balance beam during CVU’s gymnastics meet with Montpelier and Harwood Union on Wednesday the 25th.

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CVU stung by Hornets

Goalie, Ty Parker squares up to the shooter during CVU's hockey game versus Essex at the Essex skating facility on Saturday the 28th.

Goalie, Ty Parker squares up to the shooter during CVU’s hockey game versus Essex at the Essex skating facility on Saturday the 28th.

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Trying to surmount the St. J Hilltoppers

Jaime Vachon puts up a "threeee" during CVU's basketball game versus St Johnsbury on Thursday evening the 26th of January.

Jaime Vachon puts up a “threeee” during CVU’s basketball game versus St Johnsbury on Thursday evening the 26th of January.

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