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Exercise?…Do I Have To?

By Denise Smith, Program Manager RiseVT Franklin-Grand Isle Counties The first time I got on a treadmill, I had a smoothie in one hand and a water bottle in the other and within 2 minutes, the smoothie was all over me. I had fallen backwards off the treadmill onto the...

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Healthy Tips from RiseVT FGI for 2019

RiseVT is happy to announce that in the New Year we are starting a show on Northwest Access TV about tips and tricks for staying healthy in 2019. RiseVT is working to help make it easier for you to choose the healthy choice by improving your choices...

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I’m Emmy and my play is downhill skiing!

Author: Emmy Wollenburg, RiseVT Program Manager, Statewide I’m Emmy and my play is downhill skiing! I’ve always loved to ski. I love the speed and the chance to get outside during the dreary months of winter. Growing up in Vermont skiing was...

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A Children’s Garden Comes to Life in Franklin

Written by Molly McGinty, Librarian, Haston Library In May, 2018, RiseVT granted the Haston Library in Franklin, VT a grant of $300 to support the activities described in our grant proposal. The Haston Library is the home of the Library’s Children’s Garden. In the...

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Exploring New Food Horizons in Northern Vermont

Written by J.P. Choquette "It is easier to change a man's religion than to change his diet." This quote, made famous by Margaret Mead, is full of truth. There is a reason that individuals, even as adults, tend to gravitate toward or crave foods from childhood. These...

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Bikes Lend Residents a Better Future

Author: Joy Choquette The old adage, “it’s like riding a bike,” is meant to offer reassurance. Like riding a bike, one’s muscle memory gets built up while engaged in certain tasks. This is good news, particularly for residents of Richford. Here, current and would-be...

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Flexible Seating Options in the Classroom

Author: Lisa Curry, Teacher at St. Albans Town Educational Center In August, when my returning students, now as second graders, entered my classroom, they noticed something different. Sure, I had changed the theme and rearranged the space as I told them I would. But,...

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Author: Robin Katrick – Program Manager, RiseVT-Chittenden County Fun events, backyard adventures, trails to hike, and secret codes?! Count us in! This fall people of all ages were outside exploring and searching the great outdoors for secret codes placed around...

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