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Groundhog Day

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    February is the BEST Food Month!

    Why February is the Best Food Month Ever…

    By Sara Cho    Yale University

    February is literally the best month ever for foodies because it is host to the best National Food Holidays every. single. day. 

    Want Recipes?    Click HERE the full article and it’s recipes.

     

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      Snowshoeing Season

       

      All this Fresh Snow Makes for Good Snowshoeing …

      So we’ve put together some information to help get you out there.

       

       

      For those looking for rental equipment and well marked trails how about trying one of these local ski areas.

      Bolton Valley Backcountry and Nordic Sports Center in Bolton

      Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center in Stowe

      Sleepy Hollow Inn Ski & Bike Center in Huntington

       

      Want to try snowshoeing in your own backyard, town or public place, but don’t have equipment– here are a few local stores that rent equipment.

      Ski Rack in Burlington

      Malletts Bay Bicycle & Ski in Colchester

      AJ’s Ski & Sports in Stowe

       

       

      There are many public places to enjoy snowshoeing, below are a few ideas:

      State Parks-VT State Parks stay open for use all year long. Parks are great places to go for snowshoeing, there are no fees during the off-season, but note staff, restrooms and drinking water are also unavailable.

      Preston Pond Conservation Area in Bolton

      Intervale in Burlington

      Mills Riverside Park and Mobbs Farm Trails in Jericho

      Winooski Valley Park District (Burl, Colchester, Essex, So Burl, Williston, Jericho) has 22miles of trails

      Town’s Website—most all towns have parks and trail information on their website.

       

       

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        Snow Storm Prep Tips!

        National Safety Council recommends the following tips to shovel safely:

        * Do not shovel after eating or while smoking

        * Take it slow and stretch out before you begin

        * Shovel only fresh, powdery snow; it's lighter

        * Push the snow rather than lifting it

        * If you do lift it, use a small shovel or only partially fill the shovel

        * Lift with your legs, not your back

        * Do not work to the point of exhaustion

        Don't pick up that shovel without a doctor's permission if you have a history of heart disease. If you feel tightness in the chest or dizziness,

        stop immediately. A clear driveway is not worth your life.

         

        Snow Blower Safety

        Be safe with these tips from the American

        Society for Surgery of the Hand and the

        American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons:

        * If the blower jams, turn it off

        * Keep your hands away from the moving parts

        * Do not drink alcohol and use the snow blower

        * Be aware of the carbon monoxide risk of running a snow blower in an enclosed space

        * Refuel your snow blower when it is off, never when it is running

         

        Homemade Ice Melt

        Materials;

        1/2 gallon of warm water

        6 drops of dish soap

        2 oz. rubbing alcohol

        Instructions;

        Add all three ingredients into a container.

        Pour the mixture onto your icy patches and watch the hazard melt away.

        https://tiphero.com/3-ingredient-ice-melt-you-can-make-at-home/

         

        Click HERE to visit the National Safety Council for additional Winter Safety Tips.

         

         

         

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          It's Going To Be COLD!

          Tips for Staying Warm on this Frigid Weekend

          12 Toasty Tips for Staying Warm in Cold Weather

          BY AMANDA GREEN   JANUARY 8, 2016

           

          Data taken from  www.wcax.com/weather 1-10-19 @ 10:20am

           

          Using these tips, you can stay warm no matter how frightful the weather outside gets.

          1. WARM YOURSELF FIRST.

          2. WEAR A HAT.

          3. TURN ON THE CEILING FAN.

          4. SWITCH BETWEEN HOT AND COLD IN THE     SHOWER.

          5. BLOCK DRAFTS WITH A POOL NOODLE. 

          6. TWO WORDS: PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT.

          7. TRICK A LOCKED THERMOSTAT.

          8. DRESS YOUR WINDOWS UP IN WARMER CLOTHES.

          9. GO AHEAD, BAKE ALL DAY.

          10. START COMPOSTING.

          11. LAYER YOUR COVERS WITH THE THINNEST, DENSEST ONES ON TOP.

          12. STUFF YOUR COAT POCKETS WITH DIY HAND WARMERS.

          For more information; https://mentalfloss.com/article/60076/12-toasty-tips-staying-warm-cold-weather

           

           

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