Vermont Maple Festival
Winter is finally losing its grip, the Green Mountains are “greening,” the hard work of sugaring is mostly over, and there is new syrup to sample, sell, and enjoy! On April 26, 27, and 28, head to downtown St. Albans for the 47th annual Vermont Maple Festival. Among the many attractions for guests are an antique show, exhibit hall, carnival, maple... [Read more]
Are You Keeping Your Financial Fitness Resolutions?
We start the New Year with good intentions, but by the spring, many of our resolutions have fallen by the wayside. Fortunately it’s not too late to start getting yourself pointed in the right direction financially. “Just as you would embark on an exercise program to lose weight and get physically... [Read more]
Find The Perfect Gift
When it comes to being a gracious gift giver, there are a few guidelines: First, make sure it’s something that the recipient will actually use or enjoy. Tailor the gift to the person’s tastes or interests, and look for something that they’d never get for themselves—there’s nothing better than receiving a gift that feels like a luxury, or something... [Read more]
10 Tips for Office Parties
Entertaining expert Dawn Bryan offers the best solutions for office entertaining
Ending a year of layoffs, cutbacks, and no annual raises or bonuses, this season many office managers and business owners are looking for new ways to fittingly acknowledge and thank employees for their service throughout the year. Recognizing that it is difficult... [Read more]
An Elegant New Year
At Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City
Standing high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is not merely a hotel located in the heart of Old Québec, it is the heart of it. At Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, guests are guaranteed a memorable and inspiring stay in one of the world’s most beautiful—and... [Read more]
How to enjoy the long, cold season . . . when you don’t ski.
The cold has already crept in under the doorframes and whistled through the windowpanes. Winter in New England is many things; it can be jaw-droppingly beautiful, and it can be long—like, “will I never feel sunshine on may face ever again, please help me.” It is not too late to... [Read more]
Get Your Beauty Sleep
It’s not a myth
You’re on coffee number three, fighting the weight of your eyelids—which feel ten pounds heavy—and dreaming about your pillow while hoping that the caffeine kicks in soon. Your body feels sluggish and you notice your lack of energy. Besides making you feel like the walking dead, sleep deprivation has some serious consequences... [Read more]
It’s Elementary! Nutrition Can Be Delicious.
To get kids to consume those thoughtfully prepared lunches, remember the basics: keep cold foods cold and hot foods hot. Another one: kids like foods in small compartments or containers—think Bento-style lunch boxes.
Kids love fruit, especially if it’s ABC (already been cut). Lemon juice keeps... [Read more]
Know the Signs of Concussions
The word concussion may evoke images of hockey players or football players being knocked unconscious during a fight or by a rough tackle. However, a concussion can occur with any head injury and often without a loss of consciousness. A concussion is a temporary loss of normal brain function due to an injury. This injury could be sports related,... [Read more]
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