Health

Graceful Health: Caring for your heart

By Dr. Maurice Geurts, Grace Cottage Family HealthFebruary is the month of Valentine's Day, when we focus on emotions of the heart. February is also American Heart Month, a time when we are encouraged to consider the mechanics of this important …

Health news and notes

`Forks Over Knives' Movie at Grace CottageTOWNSHEND - It's no secret that diabetes is now occurring in epic numbers. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that over 9 percent of Americans are affected. Other chronic diseases are also …

Windham County Coalitions attend forum in Washington, DC.

BELLOWS FALLS — Representatives from Windham County's community coalitions traveled to Washington, D.C. in early February to collaborate with 3,000 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from throughout the country for the …
Food

Try a champagne cocktail that's dressed up

Whether you are a film fanatic or just in it for the gowns, awards season is a no-brainer excuse for a theme party. Hollywood glitz and glamour offers the perfect opportunity to pull out your fancy Champagne flutes and costume jewelry for an affair …

Cheesy baked grits a deeply satisfying staple

A kind of carbo-licious porridge made from dried and coarsely ground corn, grits are to Southern cuisine what potatoes are to Northern cuisine — a deeply satisfying staple. Like squash, tomatoes and deep-pit barbecuing, grits came to define …

Robin Anish: Don't let the weather fool you - it's still stew season

Wow! How spectacular was the past weekend! We've had a taste of spring and it was delicious. It seemed like everyone was running on solar energy. A brilliant sky and temperatures climbing into the 50s in February is just the oomph we need to brave …
Insights
Tips for how to talk to your lawmaker at a town hall

This week some lawmakers, but fewer than in the past, are conducting town halls. There they face angry, energized voters who are out to defend Obamacare or implore lawmakers to investigate President Donald Trump.If you, your family, friends or …

It's not too early to think spring: 4 steps to start seedlings

What exactly is an executive order?

Outdoors
Stargazers |On the Wings of Pegasus: Spotting the celestial unicorn

Among the stars of the night sky lie constellations that derive from real and imaginary people, animals and objects, but rarely can anyone trace the images they represent. Take, for example, the flying steed known as Pegasus. I defy anyone to look …

Thom Smith | Naturewatch: eBirds is good guide for beginning bird watchers

Stargazers: Penumbral lunar eclipse on view Friday

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