Aging in Place by Scott Funk

Aging in Place by Scott Funk

What retirees should know about equity lines Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCs) are usually simply called equity lines. Contrary to what many people think, HELOCs are mortgages. The property is the collateral for the loan and a mortgage is secured against the property and recorded with the city or town where the property is located. […]

Long Trail Canine Rescue hosts pet CPR/First Aid workshop

Long Trail Canine Rescue is hosting a CPR/First Aid workshop on August 13 in Charlotte. The 8-hour comprehensive course includes lectures, demonstrations and hands-on skill practice. This includes primary assessment (triage), snout to tail assessment, basic first aid, restraining/muzzling, rescue breathing, CPR, choking management, bleeding/shock management, assessing vitals, care for your senior pet-izen and much more. […]

Mystics with mortgages

Meditation: good for what ails you by Elizabeth Flynn Campbell Three days after the World Trade Center towers collapsed on September 11, my husband and I walked around Union Square Park in lower Manhattan, which had become an unofficial gathering place for people seeking the comfort of strangers as we stumbled around trying to understand […]

Open-air yoga for a cause

Open-air yoga for a cause

by Eileen O’Grady Yoga Roots of Shelburne is taking advantage of the lovely Vermont weather and bringing yoga outside with an innovative open-air yoga program called Karma Yoga. Participants will be able to stretch and breathe while they raise money for two local charities, the Shelburne Food Shelf and the Charlotte recreation scholarship. The first […]

Teacher, runner, motivator

Teacher, runner, motivator

David Baird is a beloved fifth grade math and science teacher, at Charlotte Central School, as well as the school’s middle school cross-country coach. The Shelburne resident is an inspiration for his students far beyond the classroom, too, performing some outrageous athletic feats in his spare time. At a recent school-wide meeting, the theme of […]

CVUHS Fitness Center open this summer

The CVUHS Fitness Center will be open from June 20 until August 12 for six hours per day. These hours will be divided into two sets of three hours each, in the morning and afternoon, in order to ensure that as many as possible can use the facility. Start Date: Monday, June 20 Days: Monday-Friday […]

Exercise Associated Muscle Cramping

Exercise Associated Muscle Cramping (EAMC) is a painful phenomenon familiar to many athletes. An abrupt spasm caused by hyperactivity of the neuromuscular junction (where the nerve and muscle connect), it can put one to the ground quicker than an Italian soccer player looking to draw a referee’s whistle. EAMC can be tricky to differentiate from another phenomenon, […]

Iliotibial band syndrome is a common running injury

By Jeff Albertson Maybe it’s the weather. Maybe it’s the upcoming marathon weekend. Whatever the reason, I am inspired to address another common running injury, iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS), also known as runner’s knee. ITBS is a common springtime injury to present to the physical therapy clinic as folks get outside. It affects backpackers, cyclists, […]

May is Tickborne Disease Awareness Month

May is Tickborne Disease Awareness Month

We’ve all been there…sitting out on the porch swing relaxing, petting the dog, taking in the sunset, and then all of a sudden, AAAAAAAHHHHHH! A tick. May in Vermont is Tickborne Disease Awareness Month, and those little critters are everywhere. Experts say that this year’s tick population is particularly bountiful due to the warm temperatures […]