The winter air is quiet. Peaceful. Trees in the Finger Lakes are blanketed in white, fields of fresh clean snow glisten in the (sometimes rare) sunlight.
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ST. JOHNSBURY CENTER — A Valentine’s Day High Tea was served at the First Congregational Church of St. Johnsbury Center on Thursday, complete with the same tea the Queen of England drinks (Twinings, Earl Grey) and homemade diminutive scones with fresh lemon curd.
Whether you like to graze all day at the office or eat simply out of boredom, it can be tough to make healthy snack choices when you’re sitting at a desk, especially if you’re limited to a potato chip-filled vending machine, a co-worker’s candy jar or a nearby fast food restaurant.
ST. JOHNSBURY — A “Celebration of Sweet Love” is what the volunteers who organized and presented a chocolate-making class earlier this week are calling their handcrafted chocolates fundraiser to benefit Umbrella.
A newly married couple was sitting down to enjoy a meal together. The wife had prepared a roast, with all the trimmings. There were vegetables, bread, and a nice bottle of wine. The husband looked at the roast and noticed there was a portion of the end cut off. He asked his wife, “Why did you cut off the last two inches of the roast?” “That’s how my mom cooked it,” she said.
Last November one of the members of the Danville United Methodist Church saw an article in the Caledonian-Record regarding food being needed at the warming shelter in St. Johnsbury. Lay Leader Ken (Buddy) Mundinger suggested the church provide an occasional meal as a local mission project. Meals are needed to feed a dozen individuals.
MONTPELIER — Late February and early March are prime time for ice fishing, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
There have been years in recent memory with hardly any snow during the Snowflake Festival, but this year, there is snow aplenty, setting the stage for a successful two-week event in the Burke and Lyndon area.
Even a small sweet tooth can get you into big trouble. Although people are advised to limit sugar to 10 percent of their daily calories, Americans consume about 14 percent of their daily calories from sugar.