Record low temperatures for the 6th annual Thanksgiving Day 5k


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The 6th annual Edgar May Thanksgiving Day 5k experienced record low temperatures for late November but welcomed a healthy turnout of participants braving the frigid morning in Springfield, Vt. About 110 of 149 registered participants followed the … Continued

Free blood pressure clinic at Grace Cottage

TOWNSHEND, Vt. – On Thursday, Dec. 13, Grace Cottage Family Health will host a free blood pressure clinic run by Community Health Team member Bill Monahan, R.N. Those over 50 who have been told they have high blood pressure or … Continued

Combating winter blues with mindfulness

LONDONDERRY, Vt. – The days are getting shorter and our calendars are down to the last pages. For many, these are especially hard days when our minds are burdened with negative thoughts and feelings. Mindful meditation can help relax our … Continued

Vermont Health Connect enrollment ends Dec. 15

WESTMINSTER, Vt. – The Open Enrollment period for health coverage from Vermont Health Connect ends Dec. 15, and households that qualify can now sign up for a new plan or change their existing one. The bad news is that it … Continued

Vermont brings in 5,829 pounds of unwanted medications

WINDSOR COUNTY, Vt. – On Oct. 27, 2018, Windsor County Sheriff’s Department, in cooperation with local and state police, again participated in the DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, resulting in 639 pounds of disposed medications collected throughout Windsor County … Continued

Urgent need for blood and platelets donations now

REGION – The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season. Blood and platelet donations often decline during the … Continued

Dr. Ron Vallario joins Grace Cottage Family Health

Grace Cottage

TOWNSHEND, Vt. – Dr. Ronald Vallario is now seeing patients at Grace Cottage Family Health three days a week. A native of New Jersey, Vallario is a graduate of Rutgers University, University of South Carolina, and Robert Wood Johnson Medical … Continued

Holiday mental health awareness

WINDSOR COUNTY – With the arrival of the holidays, children are home from school, visitors stop by, and routines are disrupted. “For many, the holidays are a stressful time, increasing feelings of depression, loneliness, overwhelm, and anxiety,” says Kate Lamphere, … Continued

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