The American eel: a peculiar fish
The American eel (Anguilla rostrata) is a peculiar fish. First, although eels breathe with gills underwater, they can survive out of water for several hours breathing through their skin. Their migr...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chocoholic? Think again
“The Bitter Side of Sweet” by Tara Sullivan G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2016 Like many boys in Mali, 13-year-old Amadou and his 6-year-old brother Seydou left their family’s drought-stricken farm in hope o...
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Men left their mark on the town
Note: This is another installment of contributor Linda Donaghue’s occasional series on people around the Deerfield Valley. WHITINGHAM- There are some families in Jacksonville and Whitingham who are...
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Whitingham’s most famous son opened up the West to thousands
WHITINGHAM- Traveling south on Scenic Route 100 through the village of Whitingham, one may notice a gold lettered green Vermont State historic marker denoting Whitingham as the birth place of Brigh...
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Planning advanced directive not scary
Aging in Place, by Claudette Hollenbeck I am sitting here trying to think of a way to introduce the subject of this column without scaring away the very people for whom it would be important to go ...
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The life of a sea lamprey: The ancient fish
Most people do not like sea lampreys even though they have never seen one. The fish have a bad reputation as an invasive species in Lake Champlain and the Great Lakes in the Midwest. Their appearan...
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Blind spots: looking for what we don’t see
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Blind spots are typically those areas that are beyond view and just outside of regular sight. Not being immediately visible can trick a person into thinking that what he or she sees is all there is...
What is the best, worst thing someone could say about you after you’re gone
by Aging in Place: Claudette Hollenbeck
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Somewhere recently I ran across the questions: “What would be the best thing anyone could say about you once you are gone,” and, “what would be the absolute worst thing, from your own point of view...
Connecticut watershed made up of diverse components
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River advocates often refer to rivers, streams, and lakes as being part of a watershed. We use the word because we are familiar with the notion that all surface water, however modest in size, conne...
Trying to get ahead of the surge, sharing info among programs
by Aging in Place: Claudette Hollenbeck
Jul 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
The Aging in Place Committee, of which I am a member, has been working for several years now on information sharing and programs aimed at seniors. As everyone knows, our valley population is quite ...
Life beyond the script and bedroom door
by One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Great American Whatever” by Tim Federle 2016 - Simon and Schuster Quinn Roberts has been a hermit for the entire six months that have passed since his sister Annabeth, who directed and filmed ...
Free lecture series will help empower participants
by Aging in Place: Claudette Hollenbeck
Jul 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
Our ever industrious, energizer bunny town nurse, Jennifer Fitzgerald, has put together a free lecture series mainly, though not exclusively, for seniors, (this on top of working two jobs). The ser...