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Brownway River Trail

Winter is just around the corner and there is no better time to try something new. Winter can be a challenging time to fit in your 30 minutes of outdoor physical activity due to slippery snowfall, shorter days and colder temperatures. Over the past few...

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Staying healthy during the holidays

If your house is anything like mine, the sugar begins to mount in piles of Halloween candy in mid to late October and the sweets continue to arrive throughout the months of November and December disguised as baked treats and bottles of wine. The holidays...

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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 scenic...

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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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