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Fall into fitness at Hard’Ack

No membership required - Use a natural gym By RACHEL NARKEWICZ • RiseVT Promotions Specialist & CHRISTINE GRIFFING • Certified Athletic Trainer Ski Jump Often seen performed on a set of bleachers, nature’s staircase can also make a great...

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The 100 Acre Woods

Tucked away off of Route 104 in Fairfax, lies the 100 Acre Woods. Yes, the landscape is as magical as the name makes it sound. It is well worth the drive and is a perfect opportunity to explore nature right in our backyards. Left to the Town in the 1970’s,...

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Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge

Take a walk in the refuge where you will hear the sounds of the wild, weather it is a bird, a crane, or cricket it is a peaceful well maintained free destination right in our backyard.  Visit the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge this fall to find...

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Hard’ack Trivia

Take a step outside, and breathe deeply. Let the fresh fall Vermont air fill your lungs, as golden leaves fall from the trees may it bring a new willingness to explore your own backyard. Hard’Ack recreation area becomes a local destination for getting in...

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Fresh Homemade Tomato Sauce

Original Recipe by Lindsay Hoar, RD, CD Registered Dietitian, Lifestyle Medicine at NMC Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free Total servings per recipe: 8 Serving size: ¼ Cup Prep time: 15-20 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients: 1 ¾ lbs. of...

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Stay ahead of concussions

By Cristine Griffing, ATC and Danielle Trombley, ATC Your child’s back-to-school schedule likely involves returning to fall sports. Involvement in athletics can boost not only physical fitness in our young population but has added social and learning...

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Take a safe route to school

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national initiative to support more students in safely walking and biking to and from school.  The program encourages implementing changes using the “5E’s” approach – Encouragement, Education, Evaluation, Engineering and...

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Get the scoop on pumpkins

Pumpkins are a rich source of beta carotene, which helps protects cells from cancer causing damage and is a precursor to Vitamin A, which is important for healthy vision, proper cell growth and a strong immune system. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean all...

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