November 20, 2017

Go, go, go ‘Joseph’

Joseph’s brothers ‘Grovel, Grovel’ during the second act.

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Local caregiver support groups

Below is a sampling of local support groups for caregivers and those they are taking care of. Please call the support group for the latest times and dates, as meetings are subject to change.

Alzheimer’s support groups [Read more…]

When will Medicaid pay for nursing home care?

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care?

Caregiving Daughte [Read more…]

What’s Cooking?

By Lucy McCullough

October was apple month

October was designated apple month, but apples are definitely still in season, and I am inspired to share my new find of brandied apple crisp. [Read more…]

Public comment sought on Camel’s Hump management plan

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Hikers take in the view from the top of Camel’s Hump in Camel’s Hump State Park.

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources invites public comment on a recently completed draft of a long-range management plan for Camel’s Hump State Park, Camel’s Hump State Forest, Robbins Mountain Wildlife Management Area and Huntington Gap Wildlife Management Area. [Read more…]

Santa Barbara’s El Capitan Canyon is the Rolls-Royce of camping

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Luxury cabins await ‘campers’ at El Capitan Canyon Resort near Santa Barbara, Calif. For those who seek a more traditional camping experience, but with some of the creature comforts of home, there are 26 classic safari tents.

By Jim Farber

Creators News Service

Camping. For years it meant one of two things: either packing everything in the car, finding a camp site and pitching a tent or packing up the RV and sharing your camp site/parking lot with a herd of other travelers. [Read more…]

Chittenden County Road Work

Reported by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission.

Williston/South Burlington [Read more…]

Getting around after you’ve given up driving

Observer courtesy photo by Katie Figura Photography
Hope Lindsay gets a ride from Laura Murphy, a volunteer driver with United Way of Northwest Vermont’s Neighbor Rides program.

By Stephanie Choate

Observer correspondent

Limiting your time behind the wheel — or giving up the keys entirely — can be a difficult step to take as you get older. [Read more…]

Youth wrestling registration opens

The Champlain Valley Hawks youth and junior high wrestling program will begin for the winter season Nov. 29 for grades 6-8 and Feb. 21 for grades K-5. [Read more…]

Field hockey team heads to state finals

Observer file photo by Al Frey
Maggie Warren makes a pass during CVU’s game vs. Colchester on Sept. 23.

Redhawks seek first title since 2008

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent [Read more…]