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The World 01_31_18 Barre-Montpelier, VT Pet Care Corner January Bridal Directory

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n isa to . BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS The following birth announcements were submitted by Central Vermont Medical Center on January 17, 2018 Any questions or concerns should be addressed directly to CVMC. Central Vermont Medical Center A daughter, Harper Marie Cornell-Evans, was born Jan. 2 to Christina Cornell and Robert Evans of Washington. A son, Wyatt Edward Boyer, was born Jan. 4 to Lisa (Tatro) and Harvey Boyer of Hardwick. A son, Lucas Gabriel Alexander, was born Jan. 5 to Brittaney Underwood and Joel Alexander of Groton. A son, Carter William Dodge, was born Jan. 6 to Tiffany Dodge and Earl Larkin of East Montpelier. A son, Barrett Archer Allen, was born Jan. 7 to Jessica Grandbois and Evan Allan of Orange. On January 16, Sir Knights of the Charles W. Jasman Assembly presented a check to The Veterans’ Place. During the 2017 fiscal year, Sir Knights of the Charles W. Assembly held a “spin for veterans” program and it collected $1,290.00. In the autumn of 2017, Assembly members voted overwhelmingly to donate these funds to The Veterans’ Place in Northfield, Vermont. Established in 2009, The Veterans’ Place helps veterans by providing desperately needed resources for veterans to regain their pride and reach their full potential. cvmc 2 x 3.75 LORDY LORDY BILL VIVIAN IS 40!! 1/30/78 LOVE MOM, DAD, AMY & BRADY Whoever said being a parent is easy? For help call Circle of Parents TM 1-800-CHILDREN 1-800-244-5373 Happy Anniversary Blossom Cottage SAVE $$$$! Curt's Drop-Off SATURDAYS JONES BROS. WAY near VT Granite Museum & Faith Community Church in Barre $ 3.25 $ 3.50 per 30 gal. and/or 25 lb. rubbish bag for 2 or more at a time per 30 gal. and/or 25 lb. rubbish bag Free Recycling ~ Limits Apply See You 7:30AM to 1PM! Classifi ed Deadline Is MONDAY Before 10AM Blossom Cottage Florist and The WORLD would like to help you wish a special couple a Happy Anniversary. Just send their name, address & wedding anniversary date. Each week we publish the names, plus we’ll have a monthly winner for a $30 Gift Certificate at Blossom Cottage Florist on the Barre-Montpelier Rd. No obligation, nothing to buy. Just send anniversary names two (2) weeks prior to anniversary date, to: The WORLD, c/o HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, 403 U.S. Rt. 302 - Berlin, Barre, VT 05641. Please provide name, address & phone number for prize notification. 622-8300 535 US Rte 302, Unit 1 next to Dunkin Donuts at Taste of the North Don’t forget to change this date to the www.blossomcottageflorist.com Thursday after Please Send Us Your January & February issue Anniversaries date... And Be Automatically Registered To Win A Gift Certificate From The Blossom Cottage Florist JANUARY 27 RONALD & BARBARA COMETTE, WEST BROOKFIELD, 50 YEARS BLOSSOM COTTAGE FLORIST “HAPPY ANNIVERSARY” Mail this coupon to: The WORLD c/o Happy Anniversary 403 U.S. Rt. 302 - Berlin, Barre, VT 05641 Just send in the entry blank below, and we will publish it in this space each week. Plus, we will draw one (1) couple each month for a gift certificate from BLOSSOM COTTAGE FLORIST ON THE BARRE-MONTPELIER RD. No obligation, nothing to buy. Entries must be mailed two (2) weeks prior to anniversary date. Telephone calls to The WORLD will not be accepted. ANNIVERSARY DATE_______________________# YEARS______ NAMES___________________________________ ADDRESS_________________________________ _________________________________________ PHONE___________________________________ page 14 The WORLD January 24, 2018 Happy Birthday! FROM BARRE-MONTPELIER RD. Price Chopper (Berlin, VT) and The WORLD would like to help you wish someone special a Happy Birthday. Just send their name, address & birthdate. We’ll publish the names in this space each week. Plus, we’ll draw one (1) winner each week for a FREE BIRTHDAY CAKE from Price Chopper (Berlin, VT). No obligation, nothing to buy. Just send birthday names two (2) weeks prior to birthdate, to: The WORLD, c/o BIRTHDAY CAKE, 403 U.S. Rt. 302 - Berlin, Barre, VT 05641. Please provide your name, address & phone number for prize notification. JANUARY 19 Richard Chase, 49, W. Topsham JANUARY 24 Mason Kuhn, 30, Williamstown JANUARY 25 Timothy Beard, 44, East Calais Chantel Bernier, 23, Williamstown Kevin Croteau, 50, Berlin Denise Felch, 56, Berlin JANUARY 27 Cooper Piro, 8, The Villages, FL Caitlyn Couture, 26, Barre We’re Thinking Sunshine! Fresh Air summers are filled with children running through the sprinklers in the grass, gazing at star-filled skies and swimming for the first time. This summer, join volunteer host families in Central Vermont, and open your heart and home to a Fresh Air child. Each summer, thousands of children from New York City’s low-income communities visit suburban, rural, and small town communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program. Madisen, age 11, has visited the MacKinnon family for the past two summers. Host mom Linda said, “Seeing the world through Madisen’s eyes and enthusiastic spirit has made our whole family appreciate what we have. On her visit, Madisen joined us in our daily summer activities. She tried lots of things for the first time that we often take for granted; this summer she learned how to play tennis, attended her first yoga class, fed the horses that live next door, and swam in the ocean for the first time! Madisen really reminds us of how special the simple things are.” The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Fresh Air children are boys and girls, from seven to 18 years old, who live in New York City. Children who are reinvited by host families may continue with The Fresh Air Fund through age 18 and can enjoy extended trips. JANUARY 28 Buck Felch, 64, Callahan, FL Austin & Cole Robbins (twins), 6, East Calais Grace White, Barre JANUARY 29 Jeff Weatherly, 54, Barre JANUARY 30 Bill Vivian Jr., 40, East Montpelier JANUARY 31 Joyce LaMountain, Adamant Linda Couture, Barre Wayne Michaud, Santa Rosa, CA CAKE WINNER: Please call Price Chopper (Berlin, VT) at 479-9078 and ask for Julie (Bakery Manager) or Beverlee or Denise (Cake Decorators) by Thursday, January 25 to arrange for cake pick-up. LAST WEEK This Week’s OF THE Cake Winner: MONTH: On JANUARY 27, MARY CARROLL of WATERBURY is 61 YEARS OLD! LUCKY WINNING COUPLE FOR PRICE THIS CHOPPER MONTH: “BIRTHDAY DRAWING” On DECEMBER 31, DEAN & TINA GALLISON of Mail WORCESTER this coupon to: celebrate The WORLD their c/o 12th Birthday ANNIVERSARY! Cake 403 U.S. Rt. 302 - Berlin Barre, VT 05641 Open to people of all ages. Just send in the entry blank below, and we will publish it in this space each week. Plus, we will draw one (1) name each week for a FREE BIRTHDAY CAKE from the Price Chopper Super Center (Berlin, VT). No obligation, nothing to buy. Entries must be mailed two (2) weeks prior to birthdate. Telephone calls to The WORLD will not be accepted. BIRTHDATE______________________________ NAME___________________________________ AGE (this birthday)_________________________ ADDRESS________________________________ ________________________________________ PHONE__________________________________ • • • Margaux, Madisen, and Colin jumped for joy as they watched the sunset together near the MacKinnon’s beach house. Photo Credit: Linda MacKinnon For more information about hosting a Fresh Air child this summer, please contact Laura Davidson at 802-728-6456 or visit www.freshair.org. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re eager to take on that new opportunity opening up as January gives way to Don’t forget... February. MD Now all you need to do is resist quitting too early. 1-31 Joyce LaMountain (The 8-2 David Santamore, 66, Plant Lady), 85, Do Plainfield your best to stay with it. TAURUS Adamant (April 20 to May 8-820) GaryDoff a bit of that careful, conservative 1-31 Linda Couture, outlook Barre and let 8-8 your Shirley brave Combs, Bovine Randolphself take a 1-31 Wayne Michaud, 70, 8-9 Bob Evans, 64, Woodstock chance Santa on Rosa, meeting CA that new 8-16 challenge. Charlotte Edwards, You could Barre be surprised at how well you do. Town GEMINI 2-1 Nancy Prescott, (May Barre 21 to June 8-2020) Rachel You Salvas, might Barrenot want to return 2-6 Bob Edwards, to the more 75 serious tasks 8-21 Chriiis facing you. But you know 2-8 Warren Lanigan 8-24 Terry Spaulding, it’s 2-12 what Joe Richardson, you must do. Cheer up. Lewiston, Something ME more pleasant soon Waterbury will occupy your time. 8-29 Connie Spaulding, Minot, CANCER 2-13 Sandy Salvas, (June Barre 21 to July 22) ME As you dutifully tidy up 2-14 Laura Rappold, E. your end-of-the-month Montpelier tasks, 9-8 your Arlo Benjamin fun self Lefcourt, emerges 8 to urge you 2-16 Aaron to do Retherford something special: 9-15 A Deborah trip (or Phillips a cruise, maybe?) could 2-23 Pauline be just Nelson, what you need. 9-26 Aeletha Kelly, Barre LEO Waterbury (July 23 to August 22) 9-28 Your Jessica achievements McLeon, 29, are admirable Barre as you close out the month with a roar. Now you can 2-25 Meah & Mya Couture, 9, Hardwick treat yourself to some well-earned 10-5 Lisa Companion, time off for fun with family 3-5 Rebecca or Pressman friends. (Or both!) Waterbury 3-19 Ruth Weeks, Barre 10-18 Kay Santamore, VIRGO 3-22 Nicholas (August Salvas, 25 23 to September Plainfield 22) Be sure you know the facts before you assume someone is holding back on your 4-19 Elliott project. Ackerman, Try 30, to open your 11-15 mind Jessup before Max Lefcourt, you give 5, someone a Barre piece of it. Rindge, NH 4-20 Jessie Phillips, 26, E. 11-15 Bob Spaulding, Minot, LIBRA Mplr. (September 23 to October ME 22) You might feel comfortable 4-30 Lillian Kasulka, in your 8, E. familiar 11-19 surroundings, Henry Kasulka, 14, but E. it might be time Montpelier to venture into something Mplr new. There’s a challenge 4-30 Darlene Callahan, 56, out there Barrethat’s just right for 11-23 you. Jason Lowe, 29, Wby SCORPIO (October 23 to 11-28 November Neil, 29, Waterbury 21) Your love of things 5-6 Gary Villa, that Washington are new gets a big boost as you encounter a situation 5-6 Jim Elliott, that 51, opens Barre up new 12-3 and Peter exciting Lefcourt, 45, vistas. Barre How far 5-14 Snook Downing, Chelsea 12-3 DOT! 65, Calais you 5-22 Ruth go with Madigan it depends P., 74, on 12-25 you. Jenna Companion, 20, SAGITTARIUS Bethel (November 22 Waterbury to December Ctr. 21) That recent 5-27 Candy workplace McLeon, 71, shift might 12-31 not Chelsea seem Phillips, to be 30, paying off as Hardwick Manassas, VA you expected. But be patient. There are changes coming that 6-3 Joey, could Wby make Ctr, 40 a big difference. 1-4 Betsy Cody, 62, Barre CAPRICORN 6-5 Rob Salvas, 56, Barre (December 1-15 22 Peggy to January Zurla, 55, Podunk, 19) While few can 6-6 Heather match Holmes, the Goat’s 50, fiscal wizardry, PA you still need to be Woodbury 1-15 Shawn Kasulka, E.Mplr wary in your dealings. There 1-19 Kevn might Sare, 37, be Cabot a problem you should 7-11 Joslyn know Richardson, about 30, sooner rather (no “i”) than later. AQUARIUS Waterbury, VT (January 20 1-27 to Caitlyn February Couture, 18) 27, Easy does it 7-7 Marti Elliott, Barre Barre when 7-9 Pierce it comes Salvas, 33, to Barre love and all the other good things in life. Don’t 7-11 Marcus try Hass, to force 29, them to develop on your schedule. Best to let Bennington it happen naturally. PISCES 7-12 Emily Rappold, (February Plainfield 19 to March 20) A surprise decision by 7-18 Mike Jacques, So. Barre someone 7-22 Jennifer you "Jen" trust Roberts causes some stormy moments. But a frank Geller, discussion 40, Baltimore, explains everything, and helps save a cherished relationship. BORN THIS WEEK: Sometimes you forget to take care of yourself, because you’re so busy caring for others. But you wouldn’t have it any other way. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.

NATURAL HEALTH CORNER | JOSHUA SINGER Are you aware of the new guidelines for hypertension, or high blood pressure? This is the fi rst comprehensive set of new guidelines since 2003, now lowering the defi nition of high blood pressure and accounting for nearly half of the U.S. adult population. (I was very surprised too to see this percentage in my research.) This will mostly be affecting younger people, tripling the diagnosis for men under the age of 45 and doubling for women under 45 years old. I understand this change in defi nition to be a proactive approach to reducing cardiovascular risk, not necessarily suggesting all those of us with certain numbers get on medication. This change will more assertively encourage us to take action with lifestyle changes that are known to reduce blood pressure. NEW GUIDELINES FOR HYPERTENSION Blood pressure categories in the new guidelines are: • Normal: Less than 120/80 mm Hg; • Elevated: Systolic between 120-129 and diastolic less than 80; • Stage 1: Systolic between 130-139 or diastolic between 80-89; • Stage 2: Systolic at least 140 or diastolic at least 90 mm Hg; • Hypertensive crisis: Systolic over 180 and/or diastolic over 120. If you aren’t clear on these terms, “systolic” is the top number in a blood pressure reading and is the maximum pressure your heart exerts while beating. “Diastolic” is the lower number and is the amount of pressure in your arteries between beats. So, to further clarify, blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the vessel walls. When it is considered high, there may often be no specific symptoms until it becomes severe. When it is critical, one may experience headaches, shortness of breath and nosebleeds. Hypertension can be primary, without any seeming cause, or it may be secondary, caused by an underlying reason like kidney disease, thyroid imbalance, medications, or illegal drug use such as cocaine. YOU MAY HAVE SOME SAY IN THE MATTER There are some understood risk factors that are controllable, some more easily than others. For example, having excessive weight on your body makes it harder for your heart to pump oxygen rich blood and nutrients throughout your body. So then more blood needs to be delivered to the tissues and this increased volume puts greater pressure on the artery walls to get the job done. Being inactive leads Making the Medicine Easier to Swallow Parents have recently asked me a spoonful of questions about how to get their children to take pills or medicine. Let me see if I can provide a few hints that will go down easily. First of all, be positive when giving medication to your child. If you imply that taking medicine is not a pleasant experience, your child will feel the same way. Check the flavor of a liquid medicine before you agree to go that route versus a pill. When giving a liquid to a young child, you can use a medicine syringe or dropper. Just squirt the medicine on one side of the mouth to avoid taste buds on the tongue as much as possible. Giving your child a choice of how to take the medicine may help. Numbing the taste buds with a popsicle or ice chips can reduce any sense of an unpleasant taste. Another idea is to mix the medicine with a strong flavor like chocolate pudding or vanilla yogurt, applesauce or ice cream. (Just ask your child’s health care professional first.) Pills, for children who can take them, do have their advantages. They don’t taste bad when swallowed – without being chewed – and are easier to take when traveling. That being said, if you want your child to learn to take a pill, practice before the real situation presents itself. One method is to have them practice with tiny, round pieces of candy or cake decorations. Have them put these in the center of their tongue and then drink their favorite liquid through a straw. As the liquid is swallowed, the pill goes down too. Work up to something the size of an M&M, to higher heart rates. The higher the heart rate, the harder the heart is working and the greater the force on the artery walls. It has also been seen that smoking a cigarette can raise the blood pressure for up to an hour following inhaling the chemicals. Smoking also almost immediately narrows the arteries, causing an increase in pressure in these vessels. Salt naturally causes fluid retention and can increase the workload of the kidneys, ultimately elevating blood pressure for those who eat too much of it. Not having enough vitamin D from the sun has also been shown to increase the blood pressure, again through the kidneys’ work in the body. Many of us realize stress is a factor in blood pressure levels, with its effect on the nervous system and hormone levels. Here are some commonly known tips, with relative reduction in blood pressure numbers. These are actions that can be taken with the goal of not depending on antihypertensive medication: • For every 20lbs of weight lost, you can drop your systolic blood pressure 5-20 points. • Quitting smoking can lower your blood pressure 5-10 points. • Getting more exercise can lower your numbers 5-15 points. • Decreasing caffeine intake lowers your diastolic pressure by 4-13 points. • Decreasing alcohol intake lowers your numbers 2-4 points. • Avoiding all processed foods lowers your numbers 10 points. • Decreasing salt intake or stopping altogether, up to 25 points. • Eat more fruits and vegetables (how many times have you seen this suggested for any illness, let’s all take this step this year!) • Use natural remedies like ginger, cardamom or hibiscus tea, the herb cat’s claw, enzyme CoQ10, supplement with vitamin D, eat more watermelon, use celery seed extract, use flaxseed powder more regularly, even a small square of dark chocolate has been shown to lower blood pressure. • Use regular acupuncture as part of these changes to help manage stress, improve blood circulation through the vessels, and reduce blood pressure. I encourage you to do your own research, talk to your primary care provider, a naturopathic physician, a nutritionist, and an acupuncturist, to learn more about these suggestions. I hope you’re aware that you have some choices you can make and some power over hypertension if you find your blood pressure numbers to be in the upper ranges. What a good time of year to take some steps toward better health! Joshua Singer is a nationally board certified and licensed acupuncturist in private practice in Montpelier. Josh has relocated his practice to 301 River Street in Montpelier. This is at River Street Wellness, a collaborative team of practitioners under one roof supporting the health care of our community. He continues to see patients in his practice and at National Life Cancer Treatment Center at CVMC. Josh’s contact information is singerjoshua9@gmail.com and 802- 613-3904. Please feel free to reach out to him with suggestions or comments at any time. • • • For or similar-sized candy. Then they’ll be ready for the real thing. Some children like to play “Beat the clock.” They enjoy having to take the pill against a one- or two-minute timer to show they can do this as quickly as possible. Praise your child when they master taking pills. Do not criticize them if they have trouble with it. Be matter of fact, yet firm. Avoid a negotiation that could take hours and lead to a stressful situation. Hopefully tips like these will be better than a spoonful of sugar when making the medicine go down. Lewis First, MD, is chief of Pediatrics at The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. You can also catch “First with Kids” weekly on WOKO 98.9FM and MyNBC 5, or visit the “First with Kids”video archives at www.UVMHealth. org/MedCenterFirstWithKids. 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DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1 PLEASE PUBLISH THE FOLLOWING VALENTINE MESSAGE: ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ Your Name _________________________________________________ Your Address _______________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ Your Phone _________________________________________________ Send completed form to: THE WORLD c/o LOVELINES 403 US Rt. 302-Berlin, Barre, VT 05641-2274 or email to sales@vt-world.com One Hour Reiki Special $30 Some Of The Reiki Healing Health Benefits: • Creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension, • It accelerates the body’s self-healing abilities, • Helps relieve pain, • Removes energy blockages, adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into balance and harmony, • Assists the body in cleaning itself from toxins, • Supports the immune system, • Raises the vibrational frequency of the body, • Helps spiritual growth and emotional clearing Therapeutic Practice & Apothecary Rosalene Bussiere Certified in Herbalism & Reiki III 652 Granger Rd., Berlin, VT 05641 802-793-9371 manywordsherbs1.weebly.com January 24, 2018 The WORLD page 15

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