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By Michael S. Goldberger [Read more…]
Prior to the first Nor’easter of the season last month, state officials urged Vermonters to take measures to stay safe during winter storms.
Here are some tips released by the Department of Health on how to be prepared for when the next big, cold one hits.
Stock up. Have sufficient heating fuel and emergency supplies on hand, such as batteries, flashlights and water. [Read more…]
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FOSTER GRANDPARENT [Read more…]
You may think of your bathroom as a relaxing oasis. Unfortunately, bathrooms are actually the site of 200,000 injuries annually nationwide, according to the National Safety Council. These incidents happen to people of all ages — from young children who may see the bathroom as a play area, to expecting women whose balance may be off kilter, to seniors.
By Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Special to the Observer
Vermont leads the nation in residents who participate in bird watching. Feeding birds in winter is a great way to enjoy seeing wildlife from your home.
Bird feeding basics [Read more…]
By Jim Miller
Dear Savvy Senior,
My husband and I are thinking about making some modifications to our home so we can remain living there for as long as possible. Can you recommend some good resources that can help us with aging in place ideas? [Read more…]
By Lucy McCullough
A popular party dish [Read more…]
By Jim Farber
The same year cannons rained down shells on Fort Sumter, signaling the opening salvo of the Civil War, passengers aboard the newly founded Overland-Coast Line Stagecoach route connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles arrived in the bucolic Santa Ynez Valley community of Ballard. After a night’s stay the stage wound its way through oak-covered hills and made a rest stop at a rough-hewn eatery that’s still in operation, the Cold Springs Tavern, before topping the San Marcos Pass and making the long, winding descent to Santa Barbara. [Read more…]