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VTANG preps for short-notice deployment Officials: ‘A few hundred’ airmen to be sent overseas By MICHAELA HALNON


few hundred airmen from the 158th Fighter Wing of the Vermont Air National Guard will be deployed overseas in the coming weeks, officials announced last week. The airmen will be sent to the United States Central Command, Major Gen. Steven Cray said at a press conference. That area includes Northern Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The mission will likely last for a

few months, Cray said. Officials would not specify the total number of Colchester airmen deploying but confirmed at least one resident would be sent on this mission. In 2014, 56 VTANG airmen called Colchester home, the second highest total in any town in Vermont or New York. The mission is considered “shortnotice,” a non-technical term generally meaning the assignment came less than 30 days before deployment, Cray said. He first got word of a potential deployment a few weeks ago. The mission was confirmed early

last week. “I am extremely proud of the wing leadership and our airmen, who have stepped up for a mission that they are trained to do,” Cray said. The fighter wing boasts 1,100 airmen. Around 100 are already deployed on missions around the See DEPLOYMENT, page 9 PHOTO BY MICHAELA HALNON Gov.-elect Phil Scott and Vermont Air National Guard Major Gen. Steven Cray address the upcoming deployment last week.

Inspire Space gains tenant

I spy ...

PHOTO BY TOM MARBLE North Lennox, founder and CEO of Greenbanc, works in his open-concept office at GMP's Inspire Space.

Greenbanc earns top business certification



... a dog in a leaf pile! Stacey Manos submitted this picture of her dog, Lily, laying in a pile of leaves at Colchester's Airport Park leaf drop early last month. The owner and dog took four trips to the drop-off. "She was more than excited every time we pulled in to swim in the pile of leaves!" Manos told us. Have a fun photo to share? Email us at

GMP enters partnership for state’s largest solar project


The examination is conducted by a nonprofit organization called B Lab, which aims to connect companies across the world that adhere to the same rigid standards. Greenbanc began the application process in July. “I had a phone call with a B Corps representative who asked some very pointed questions and wanted to see evidence to really dial down on all aspects of the business,” Lennox said. Shortly after that call, Lennox realized he would have to make some changes, including one that involved GreenSee INSPIRE, page 4

Hunter cited for shooting from vehicle By TOM MARBLE

By KAYLEE SULLIVAN epresentatives from Colchester’s Green Mountain Power gathered at GlobalFoundries in Essex Jct. on Tuesday to announce the companies’ partnership in a new solar project. Embracing the renewable energy revolution, the new facility located on GlobalFoundries’ land and leased to GMP, will produce over 8 million kilowatt-hours per year. This energy will power GlobalFoundries, along with 1,100 Williston homes, GMP CEO Mary Powell said. The 4.7-megawatt project, located on the Williston side of the GlobalFoundries campus, will provide 500 kW to the company. The balance will go to-

Nearly a year and a half after moving his business from New York to Vermont, North Lennox succeeded in elevating his company to the pinnacle of Vermont business standards. In late November, Greenbanc, whose mission is to help homeowners invest in energy efficiency, became a certified B Corporation. “It’s a rigorous test,” Lennox said. To become certified, businesses are evaluated on a broad scope of issues including social and environmental impact, public transparency and legal accountability, according to the B Corporation web-


COURTESY PHOTO The new 55-acre solar project on GlobalFoundries' land is shown from an aerial view.

ward powering GMP customers in the area, Powell explained. “Vermont’s largest solar project is being unveiled today at Vermont’s largest manufacturer,” Powell said as the room filled with applause. At about half the price of other solar projects, the new project is the most cost-effective solar generation project in the state, Powell said. With a vision of providing cost-effective, low-carbon and reliable energy,

Powell said the new facility is a large step forward for GMP. A little less than 20,000 panels span the approximate 55-acre project. Within that area rests a four-acre Sandia research training center, GlobalFoundries senior location executive Janette Bombardier said. The site is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy and provides a place for solar research testing. The research center is a bonus for See SOLAR, page 3

A Colchester man faces severe penalties after he fired a rifle from the driver’s side window of his truck in Cambridge last Sunday afternoon. Justin Andrews, 22, was apprehended on the last day of deer hunting season after Vermont game wardens witnessed him shooting at a facsimile deer they placed in the woods after receiving complaints about shots fired from vehicles in the area. When wardens called out to Andrews and began to approach the vehicle, he fled the scene at a high rate of speed. Wardens pursued the truck

for several miles before taking Andrews into custody behind a building in Cambridge, a news release said. Andrews is charged with having a loaded long gun in a motor vehicle, shooting from a motor vehicle and failing to stop for a warden, police said. He is scheduled to appear in Lamoille Superior Court in January 2017 and if convicted, he could face up to a $1,000 fine for each charge and lose his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges in Vermont for up to three years, police said. The rifle used to commit the offense would also be forfeited.

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At Mazza's, it's easy as pie

Bakery meets Thanksgiving rush By MICHAELA HALNON


t was noontime on Wednesday, just hours before Thanksgiving, and the stacks of pies at Sam Mazza’s Farm Market in Colchester were just beginning to look manageable. The third-generation shop took more than 300 orders for about 1,500 pies this Thanksgiving season, according to Laurie MazzaBombard, owner and general manager. Add to that 450-dozen freshly baked dinner rolls, all dusted perfectly with flour, and the quaint building was bursting at the seams with baked goods. But despite the intense volume of patrons and pie fillings, the store was far from chaotic. “We’ve been doing this so long, we’ve kind of got it down,” Mazza-Bombard said with a smile. “We know the order of things.” Most customers place orders by phone or in person. New this year was an online feature – around 35 people requested pies directly through the website, Mazza-Bombard said. Orders began coming in as early as October. It takes a dedicated team effort to make it through the holiday season at the bakery, Mazza-Bombard said. The store called in 11 employees, each with a particular job. Their head baker began prepping the pies two weeks in advance, but didn’t start baking until last Tuesday afternoon. He worked for 17 hours straight, Mazza-Bombard said. Jason Lockwood, a seasonal Sam Mazza’s employee, stood behind several banquet tables covered with

white pie boxes. Highlighter in hand, Lockwood carefully marked the pie pick-ups on a well-organized spreadsheet. Melissa Mazza, a coowner, folded cardboard pie boxes until the wee hours of the morning. Mazza-Bombard said customers appreciate that commitment and place their orders knowing they’ll be happy with the final product. “We’ve built up some long-time customers. I think our quality is different than a big commercial grocery store,” she said. “They know it’s fresh, and I think they appreciate that [we’re] local.” The store sees a peak in business around Christmas time, but staff say it’s nothing like the Thanksgiving pie rush. During the December holiday, folks are more likely to pick specialty items, Mazza-Bombard added. During Thanksgiving, however, pies are just about everyone’s go-to favorite dessert. Indeed, the Mazzas’ strong relationship with customers was evident throughout the afternoon. Half a dozen buyers stopped Mazza-Bombard for a hug in as many minutes. Across the store, Cheryl Mazza Patterson, MazzaBombard’s sister and fellow co-owner, chatted with a couple about the merits of pumpkin pie, the season’s most popular pick: The store took 300 orders for it. Apple made a strong second-place showing, Mazza-Bombard said, and chocolate crème snagged the third slot. Pies range from $11.95 to $13.95, and customers can chose from up to 18 flavor varieties. Staff take note of the most popular flavors and

PHOTOS BY MICHAELA HALNON Above, Sam Mazza's Farm Market was filled to the brim with pies the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Below, Laurie Mazza-Bombard, coowner of the shop, says her bakers produced 1,500 pies this season.


WE'VE KIND OF GOT IT DOWN. LAURIE MAZZA-BOMBARD, SAM MAZZA'S BAKERY make sure they have extras onsite for any last minute customers who don’t order in advance. “Some people know there’s going to be something here,” Mazza-Bombard said. “If they’re not picky, they just come in and buy from [the extras].” That’s a feature Jessica Kastner was thankful for last Wednesday afternoon. She’d promised to bring three Mazza pies to her holiday meal but forgot to call in advance. When she called the morning before Thanksgiving in a mild panic, Mazza-Bombard assured her all was well. As Kastner paid for her pies, her wide-eyed toddler peeped through the glass display case at the sugary confections up for sale. Mazza’s shop is a 15-minute drive for them,

Kastner explained, but the local fare is well worth the excursion when compared to grocery store offerings. “We come here all the time,” Kastner said. “From pumpkin picking to seeing the animals, it’s just what we do.” That’s a message echoed across the shop. Emily Moore, a Boston resident, said she always makes a point to stop by when she visits a Colchester-based friend. Last Wednesday, they may have been the only customers in the entire shop not looking for some pies. “We always come for the frosted sugar cookies,” Moore said, laughing. “The one thing we’re out of!” Mazza-Bombard lamented.

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Suspect in car theft arrested By TOM MARBLE Colchester police arrested a transient man for burglary and operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent last Thursday afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving, a female resident of Ira Allen Court in Colchester reported she witnessed an unknown male inside her vehicle, which was parked in her garage at the time. After leaving her property, the male reportedly attempted to enter other vehicles in the area while leaving the neighborhood.

With assistance from Burlington police, Colchester officers arrived on scene but could not locate the male suspect; however, they did discover a vehicle in the Ira Allen Court area that was stolen from South Burlington, a news release said. Evidence from the vehicle led police to identify 31-year-old Misbah Karim as the male suspect. He was later located traveling on foot in another neighborhood in close proximity, police said. Karim was held at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Center for lack of $10,000 bail.


SOLAR from page 1 leveraging and optimizing their product, Powell said. The training center will make the project even more valuable in the long run, she said, but it’s not the main focus of the development. Growing this new project specifically in Vermont is another bonus, she said. “We operate in the state of Vermont as a regulated utility,” she noted. “But because Vermont has in many ways pioneered legislation that has helped facilitate [clean energy], I would say in this really important energy transformation, we’re lucky that we work in Vermont.” Powell went on to add that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) pioneered the adaptation of the center, one of five in the nation. He built a relationship with Sandia, convincing them of the importance of studying solar in a cold climate, a big factor when it comes to solar. On a bright, sunny day, the panels generate around 60 MW. On a gray, cloudy day like last Monday, generation ranks around 33 MW, or 850,000 kWh at the

GlobalFoundries location. Built by groSolar, a Vermont solar company, the facility is welcomed by the town of Williston, town manager Rick McGuire explained to the crowd on Tuesday. “We’re thrilled to have this project in our community,” he said, congratulating all those involved in the partnership. Bombardier said support from the town of Williston and others helped the project go smoothly. The biggest obstacle was when the company made the transition in ownership from IBM to GlobalFoundries in July 2015. The new solar project was already underway, but they managed to work through the changeover, she said. Powell commended the collaboration involved in the project, including the town, two companies and others involved. Seth Bowden, vice president of the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation, also expressed his excitement for the collaboration.

PHOTO BY KAYLEE SULLIVAN Green Mountain Power CEO and president Mary Powell addresses a crowd at GlobalFoundries on Tuesday to announce the utility's part in Vermont's largest solar project.

“We talk about how this could happen in a number of places. But [here,] it’s accelerated and benefited by a partnership with so much

experience,” he said. The project went operational last Wednesday, GMP said.

Colchester students practice gratitude


ovember 14 – 18 was “gratitude week” at all three of Colchester’s elementary schools. Guidance counselors and classroom teachers led lessons introducing students to the concept of gratitude and some of the recent scientific evidence pointing to the broad positive effects of practicing gratitude on a regular basis. A recent article in Forbes magazine (read here: pointed out seven proven benefits, including improved relationships, better sleep, increased mental strength and better physical and psychological health. At Union Memorial School and Porter’s Point School, students followed the lessons by creating a leaf for a “gratitude tree” on display in the main hallways. At UMS, further exploration of how gratitude can

strengthen a positive outlook resulted in an activity where students “filled their bucket” with further expressions of gratitude. Porter’s Point students wrote thank-you notes and stories for school staff. Students in grades 3-5 at Malletts Bay School were also taught about the scientific evidence connecting gratitude to good health. Their lessons were followed up with the creation of a brightly colored “gratitude chain” linking the entire school together in a physical representation of our bounty. Given the varied developmental levels of K-5 students, expressions of gratitude included a wide range from concrete subjects such as “pets” and “ice cream” to broader concepts including “freedom,” “love” and “hope.”

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banc’s financial arrangement. They had to switch banking to VSECU, a local credSkyler Browder it union. and Nickolas Castle of Lucky for Lennox, he didn’t have to Colchester were named go it alone. to the spring 2016 dean’s After being selected as one of five list at the Community winners in a contest put on last year by College of Vermont. Colchester-based Green Mountain PowDean’s list students must er, the first utility company in the world achieve a GPA of 3.5 or to become a certified B Corp, Lennox was higher. invited to relocate Greenbanc to a designated spot in the GMP building. BUSINESS Dubbed Inspire Space, the openconcept, comfortably furnished work area was designed by GMP to be a rich and supportive environment for new energy-related businesses to grow. Through the contest, Lennox was granted a one-year lease. “Helping our community by helping energy start-ups be successful in Vermont is one way we live our B Corp commitment,” said Mary Powell, CEO of GMP, in a press release. The contest also aimed to attract viable companies from other parts of the country. “We got word out about it in a bunch Randy Henson of of energy publications,” GMP spokesColchester was hired as woman Dorothy Schnure said. “The goal a Service Coordinator at was to reach some out-of-state energy Champlain Community entrepreneurs, which is beneficial to Vermont and it’s beneficial to our customers.” With the help of Inspire Space, Lennox had the opportunity to build off High Honors Grade 6 some of the groundwork already built by Natalie Abair GMP when it became B Corps-certified in Jordan Aiken 2014. Mason Alling “The buildings that GMP owns tend Emma Alter to be very efficient with renewable enHenry Bacon ergy,” Lennox said. “We have the solar. Evan Baird There’s composting in the kitchen, and Aiyana Baldasty they use recycled materials in the ofRyan Bevins fice.” Adam Bilodeau With the certification under his belt, Isabella Bledsoe Lennox plans to continue building and Cooper Blondin connecting withcommercial his client base. The comPrime property inSarah Bokelberg pany isPrime now concentrated on providing commercial property inJeannine Bourassa Chittenden County and beyond home energy scores for its customers. Sean Boyd Chittenden County and beyond Using software created by the U.S. DeSlater Braun partment of Energy, Lennox compiles a Paxton Brigante series of 40 data points, which allows the Colby Bruzzesi program to pinpoint energy deficiencies Jared Carnesale and score the home relative to others Leah Cartwright across the country. McKenna Conrad-Pawlik “You get a much more concise and speAnnaliese Crook cific recommendation where you can Austin Daigneault save money. So it becomes a much cleanSaverio DiFonzo er financial decision for a homeowner,” Lucy Domachowski Lennox said. Collin Fath Although the average energy audit conCaden Fischer ducted by a contractor normally takes Prime commercial property inMatthew Fournier around four hours, a home energy score Prime commercial property inGrace Gagnon Chittenden and beyond can be determined inCounty about an hour onEthan Gamelin County and beyond Prime commercial property inOwen Grenier site. Chittenden “We’reChittenden going to try toCounty do 1,000 and [homebeyond Sophia Hayes energy scores] next year. That’s our goal Abigail Hoag for 2017,” Lennox said. Taylor Karpinski After the scoring is complete, GreenJack Kelley banc can then match homeowners with Ryan Kerner qualified contractors to work on energyJacob LaBelle efficient solutions via an online platform Jacobi Lafferty called Greenjobs. Aaron Laquerre Greenbanc’s easily maneuverable webRowan MacArdle site, Lennox said, will help streamline Maeve MacAuley this process. Liam Messier “This is SF what Schnure 1,200 day we careenvisioned,” space available for lease on Center Road David Morton 1,200 SF $800 day care space available for can lease on Center Road in Essex. per month plus utilities. Direct access off said. “This is just one more way we Lucas Muir in our Essex. $800 month plus utilities. Direct off Route 15, greatper visibility, signage, ampleaccess parking. help customers move great toward cleanStephane Mujomba Route 15, great visibility, great signage, ample parking. er, more affordable energy.” Prime commercial property inTheodore Odom


Services, Inc., a nonprofit based in Fort Ethan Allen. The company serves people with intellectual disabilities and autism. Henson will manage cases and supervisory responsibilities.

Bob Thompson, a civil engineer at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Colchester, was the recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award at a ceremony in Washington D.C. William Desautels and Suzanne Johnson, realtors at RE/MAX North Professionals in Colchester, were honored by the Northwestern Vermont Board of Relators. Desautels received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award for his years of service to the industry. Johnson received the 2016 Good Neighbor Award for her

commitment to improving the quality of life in her community through volunteer work.


Taylor Raymond of Colchester was named 2016 COTS Volunteer of the Year. Raymond has volunteered at COTS’ Daystation for seven years.

Whitaker-Laurin Ellie Lamontagne of Colchester was awarded the COTS Samara-Anderson Walk Award for her work on a series of web videos.

Tony and Tammy Whitaker of Milton announce the engagement of their son, Steven Whitaker to Macie Laurin, also of Milton. Laurin is the daughter of David Laurin of Colchester and Terry Heald of Eden and works as an RN at Fanny Allen. Whitaker is employed by Costco. The couple resides in Essex. A wedding at the Old Lantern Barn in Charlotte is planned for September.

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FROM ReP. MauReeN P. DakiN Welcome back, readers, to my semi-regular reports about the legislative process, policies and politics of your legislature! I believe it’s a primary responsibility as your representative to keep you informed. It’s also a way for you to hold me accountable for my actions. Since The Colchester Sun is a weekly newspaper I can’t provide ”news” as such, but reflections and reasons on what the news of the week is. While I was unopposed this election, I didn’t think it was appropriate to write articles during the campaign, but with the Sun’s cooperation, I’m anxious to put pen to paper (fingers to keyboard!) and continue our conversation. Saturday the newly elected Democratic members of the House of Representatives caucused in Montpelier to elect the Democratic nominee for speaker of the house. Because the Dem-

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ocrats remain the majority party, Saturday’s nomination was actually the election of the next speaker. When the entire body meets in January, the election of the speaker will be a formality. It would be a different story if the numbers between the parties were closer because, contrary to popular perception, not all representatives follow their party line. Plus, Independents and Progressives could change the outcome. Four candidates emerged for this important post, and it appears, as of Monday morning, Appropriations Committee chairwoman Mitzi Johnson (D-South Hero/Grand Isle-Chittenden District) will have the nomination. House Majority Leader Sarah Copeland-Hanzas withdrew her candidacy. Reps. Johnson and Copeland-Hanzas traveled the state courting members for their votes. I’m impressed neither were willing to make deals. For example, if you support me, I’ll appoint

you to your preferred committee. Or, if you support me I’ll make sure your legislative priority gets attention. This speaks highly of the integrity of these two women. No quid pro quo here! This process has always struck me as a little strange. About one-third of the majority is newly elected. They don’t know the incumbents and vice versa. They’re new to the process, and their very first important vote is made in a vacuum. Decisions were based on isolated conversations with the candidates in our living rooms or over a cup of coffee. Some of us sought out colleagues. I spoke with fellow Colchester Democratic members, Rep. Jim Condon and Rep.-elect Curt Taylor among others. That’s not the same as being together in one place at one time learning about and discussing the qualifications and visions of the candidates. Stay tuned and in touch.

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TownNews Notices • The library will be closed on Friday, Dec. 2 for staff development. • Over the next few weeks Traci Paquette from the assessor’s office will be out taking photos of some Colchester properties to update our files. If you have questions, call the assessor’s office at 264-5671. Message of the Week Improving Water Quality for Lake a Top Priority The town has long considered improving the water quality in Lake Champlain a top priority. As part of the ongoing Clean Water Initiative, staff is overseeing conceptual planning of upgrades to the Malletts Bay Stormwater System. This project will enable us to decrease the amount of stormwater that discharges directly into Malletts Bay. Another project that would have significant impact on the lake’s water quality is a potential municipal sewer system, which we are exploring with Fire District No. 2. The continued development of a stormwater utility with a planned launch date of July 1, 2017 is being finalized as well. All of these projects are designed to reduce the amount of pollutants going into the lake and provide more equitable funding of the costly improvements needed to achieve the goal of a clean lake. Planning and Zoning Sarah Hadd, director The Colchester Development Review Board will meet on December 14 to review the following applications: 1) Appeal of Michele & John Ambrosino and HVL VT, LLC of a notice of violation, dated July 21, 2016 at 2117 Colchester Point Rd. 2) Conditional use application of Michele & John Ambrosino and HVL VT, LLC at 2117 Colchester Point Rd. 3) Conditional use application of Brenda Frank, Douglas Knight and Mark Jaffee at 1067 Marble Island Rd. No. 2. 4) Site plan application of Brickyard Limited Partnership for the after-the-fact construction in the Shoreland District at 720 Brickyard Rd. 5) Site plan application of Donald Siegriest, Karen

Venner and David Bird at 6 and 24 Bluff Rd. and 262 Whitecap Rd. 6) Sketch plan of Richard Brackenbury for a conventional 2-lot residential subdivision on Colchester Pond Road. The Planning Commission met November 29 at the town offices in the Outer Bay conference room to discuss the Northeast Quadrant of town with the Milton Planning Commission. The commission will hold a public hearing on Supplement 40 to the Colchester Zoning Regulations on December 6 that will include the following amendments: • Section 2.02C Official Map: Remove the Lakeshore Drive Bypass and relabel the Circumferential Highway as a future road; add proposed separated path and emergency access in the vicinity of Malletts Bay Avenue and the Circumferential Highway corridor • Section 2.10B(1): Clarify fence location • Section 2.18B: Add exemption for construction signs • Sections 3.04F, 3.05F and 6.01F: Add additional standards for contractors yard landscape • Table A-1: Add contractors yard landscaping as conditional use in R5, R10, & AGR districts • Appendix F to rezone Portions of Parcel ID #08021003 AGR to R2; 12-022000-0000000 AGR to R5; 12-023000-0000000 AGR to R5 and portions of Parcel ID#06-005002 AGR to R2. For more information, please visit http://colchestervt. gov/planningz or call 264-5600. Public Works Bryan Osborne, director We’ve been making final preparations for winter including marking stormwater structures, attaching snow removal equipment to trucks and re-calibrating computerized salt spreader controls. We have implemented the design phase and selected a consulting team for conceptual planning for the reconfiguration of the Blakely Road-Laker Lane intersection and are beginning the design phase for the reconfiguration of the West Lakeshore Drive-Prim Road intersection, all as part of the Malletts Bay Initiative. Our department also selected a consulting team for See TOWN NEWS, page 9

A record of fiscal responsibility By GOV. PETER SHuMLIN ne of the key responsibilities of governing is crafting a budget that reflects Vermonters’ priorities and lives within our means as a state. As we transition this important responsibility to the incoming administration, it’s worth reviewing the last six years of financial management. Before I took office, Vermont’s budget routinely grew at upwards of 7 percent. In 2004, the total funds budget grew by 7.8 percent above the year before. In 2005, it grew by 13.4 percent. In 2006 it grew by 7 percent. Then the Great Recession hit, decimating state budgets, just as it did family budgets around America. The first budget I inherited as governor included a $176 million shortfall. Six years later we have righted the ship. We slowed budget growth and kept it in line with Vermont’s economic growth. The average annual growth rate of Vermont’s total budget during my tenure is 3.7 percent. During that same time, Vermont’s economy, defined as the Vermont Gross State Product, has grown at 3.1 percent. The budget I submitted during the last legislative session grew by just 2.55 percent over the previous year’s budget adjustment. Despite what you hear about the budget growing faster than the economy, it is not true. According to VTDigger, “The [state] budget has not been growing faster than wages or the economy.” To back up that claim, VTDigger points to a Joint Fiscal Office Study, “which shows that for most of the last decade ‘all state appropriations’ have risen at either about the same percentage as the state’s economic and income growth, or slightly less.” Additionally, over the past six years, we have weaned Vermont off one-time funds for ongoing state expenses. One-time funds aren’t always bad. The federal stimulus, for example, pumped one-time funds into Vermont to jump-start the economy. After Irene, Vermont benefited from an influx of one-time federal funds to help us rebuild nearly 500 miles of roads and bridges destroyed in the storm. No one is arguing that we should forgo such federal funding. But relying on one-time funds for ongoing state expenses is dangerous because it leaves the funding of important state programs at the whims of the federal budget process, which is unpredictable at best. The first budget I inherited in 2011 relied on $348 million in one-time funds, of which $159 million was used to pay for ongoing state expenses. I am proud that the last budget I signed did not rely on any one-time funds for ongoing state expenses, the first time in decades in which we were able to accomplish that. We’ve also added to Vermont’s strong fiscal legacy by balancing six straight budgets while honoring our obligations to Vermont’s future. In each budget I signed we fully funded pension payments, refused to raid our rainy day funds, met our debt service and honored our statutory obligation to the education fund. The result? We have maintained the best credit rating among the New England states and one of the best in the country. We’ve gone even further in building Vermont’s reserve funds so the state will be ready if and when hard economic times return. We are leaving a new reserve fund that will function as a stop gap against large caseload swings within the Agency of Human Services that have traditionally caused budget headaches. using existing earned funds from within the agency, we set up a reserve of approximately $100 million. We’ve done all of this without asking Vermonters to pay higher incomes, sales or rooms and meals tax rates. That is a promise I made to Vermonters when I ran for governor and one I was proud to deliver on. The budget is about setting priorities and investing in things that matter for Vermonters. Through investments in workforce, education, energy, health care, infrastructure and much more, we’ve created a stronger Vermont than we inherited six years ago – the economy has added nearly 19,000 jobs, Vermonters’ incomes have grown above the national average each year since 2011, something that has never happened before; over 20,000 Vermonters who didn’t have health care six years ago now do, giving the state one of the lowest uninsured rates in America; and our investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency has ensured that electric bills for over 80 percent of Vermonters have gone down three of the last four years, giving the state the second lowest energy rates in New England. That’s a legacy I am proud of.


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The Girl in the Red Coat By Kate Hamer Adult Fiction, 2016 Reviewed by Penny Cunningham, Adult Services

The girl in the red coat is Carmel, an English 8-yearold whose ability to lose track of time drives her single mother, Beth, to distraction. Carmel goes missing at a fairground in the kind of scenario that can be imagined by any parent, and their lives are changed forever. Mother and daughter tell their story in alternating chapters, and Carmel's life as a missing child takes a scary and unpredictable path. Carmel retains her sense of self in spite of everything that happens. Meanwhile, her mother learns to be brave in her own way, and her sense of loss and grief is well written. A real page turner!

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Pax By Sara Pennypacker Juvenile Fiction, 2016 Reviewed by Susan Gamberg, Youth Services

Peter has raised his pet fox, Pax, since he was a kit. War has come to the land, and Peter’s father must go away, so he takes Peter to stay with his grandfather. On the way, Peter’s father drops Pax on the side of the road, leaving him bewildered at being left alone and far from the only home he knows. While at his grandfather’s house, Peter decides he must go back home and find Pax. His love and worry for the fox’s survival drives him on through many obstacles, but he won’t give up on his friend.

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Religious Directory Daybreak Community Church 67 Creek Farm Plaza, Colchester 338-9118 / Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. AWANA, Fridays twice a month Brent Devenney, lead pastor Holy Cross Catholic Church 416 Church Road, Colchester 863-3002 / Fr. Julian Asucan, administrator Mass schedule: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. & Sunday, 8:45 a.m. Confessions: 5-5:20 p.m. or by appointment Daily Mass: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 9 a.m. Holy Day Masses, please contact the church. Malletts Bay Congregational Church UCC 1672 West Lakeshore Dr., Malletts Bay 658-9155 / Rev. Adrianne Carr, bridge pastor Worship Service: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Church School: Sunday, 10 a.m. Fellowship time: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Childcare provided. All are welcome! St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 1063 Prim Road, Colchester 658-0533 / Rev. Lisette Baxter, rector Sundays: 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. Sunday School: Nursery & all grades Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. Bible class; 12:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist For evening services & adult education, check answering machine. All are always welcome. United Church of Colchester - ABC Rte. 2A-Village Green, Colchester 879-5442 / Rev. Dr. Russell Willis Sunday Worship and Youth Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School: 9 a.m. Nursery care available during worship. Christ Centered - Family Oriented.

1 ThurSDAY bAkeD beADS 11Th AnnuAl jewelrY & ScArF SAle

10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Rd., South Burlington. Featuring heavily discounted overstock products including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, scarves and pashminas as well as other gifts and stocking stuffers. New merchandise daily. Free parking and admission. For more information, visit www. about/clearance-sales.

lego club

4 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Do you know someone who likes Legos? Stop by the library every Thursday and join us! Each week we’ll be creating a new project.

communiTY Soup & breAD Supper

4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Covenant Community Church, 1 Whitcomb Meadows Ln., Essex. Choose from a variety of hearty soups and breads and a sweet dessert. Stay and eat with friends and family or pick up to take home. Donations accepted. Call Pastor Steve Anderson at 879-4313 for more information.

chilDren'S STorYTime

6 p.m., Rocky's Pizza, 39 Park St., Essex Jct. Mother Goose stories and Aesop's Fables.

2 FriDAY burnhAm memoriAl librArY cloSeD bAkeD beADS 11Th AnnuAl jewelrY & ScArF SAle

10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Rd., South Burlington. (See Thursday, Dec. 1.)

VinTAge moVie mATinee

Noon, Bayside Activity Center, 2 West Lakeshore Dr., Colchester. Bring your lunch at noon to meet others or just come for the movie at 1 p.m. Beverages and popcorn provided. This week's movie: The Maltese Falcon with Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor.


holiDAY crAFT Show

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 224 US-2, Grand Isle. A popular stop during the Champlain Islands’ Holiday Hop. Features a wonderful variety of crafters and vendors, several raffles, the Scholastic Book Fair in the library and breakfast and lunch sold by the 8th grade class. Shop local and support your neighbors! For more information, call 343-2740 or email grandislecraftshow@ MALLETTS BAy CoNGREGATIoNAL CHURCH

crAFT FAir

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 1672 W. Lakeshore Dr., Colchester. We’re looking for a variety of crafters and vendors to purchase space at our show. Space is limited, so sign up today! Contact Lois Fontaine at 343-9767 or email lannfontaine@

SATurDAY Dropin STorYTime

10 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. A weekly selection of music and books for children of all ages. No sign-up required.


crAFT AnD VenDor Show

10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Rice Memorial High School, 99 Proctor Ave., South Burlington. A pug kissing booth with available and alumni GMPR pugs, a raffle, a sales table with pug and GMPR merchandise and over 30 vendors and crafters. Come support your local crafters and the rescue while getting your Christmas shopping done.

wriTe For righTS!

10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Brownell Library. The world’s largest human rights event is held annually on or around International Human Rights Day. Come write, email, text or tweet and help end human rights abuses. Snacks provided. Hosted by Amnesty International USA in VT.

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10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Rd., South Burlington. (See Thursday, Dec. 1.)

whole book ApproAch

11 a.m., Phoenix Books, 21 Essex Way, Essex. Calling all kids! Join us for our weekly "Whole Book Approach" story time, exploreing the ways words, pictures and book design work together to tell a complete story. The adult leads the children through the book, rather than reading the book at/to them. We’ll hold story time just about every week. Want to double check on a particular date? Call us at 872-7111. 15TH ANNUAL

FeSTiVAl oF choirS

6 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, 73 Essex Way, Essex Jct. The Montpelier Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts this interfaith musical performance featuring several local church and community choirs. Designed to usher in the spirit of Christmas as a community. Free admission; all are invited. For more information, contact Nancy at 8994739.


counTrY breAkFAST

8 - 10:30 a.m., St. Thomas Parish Hall, 6 Green St., Underhill Center. Bring the whole family to this buffetstyle breakfast including juice, fruit, eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, home fries and coffee or tea. By donation. All are welcome. Call 899-4632 for more information.

The grinch AT phoenix bookS

Noon, Phoenix Books, 21 Essex Way, Essex Jct. Children and kidsat-heart will meet Dr. Seuss' meanest and greenest creation when the Grinch himself visits Phoenix Books. All ages are welcome to bring a camera and get a photo taken with the Grinch. The event will also launch Phoenix Books' annual food drive, and attendees are invited to grow their hearts three sizes by bringing a nonperishable donation for the local food shelf.


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2 p.m., St. Michael’s College McCarthy Arts Center Recital

Calendar Hall, 1 Winooski Park, Colchester. The Vermont National Guard and the office of the Adjutant General are proud to present “Vermont’s own” 40th Army Band. The concert will feature seasonal favorites including Leroy Anderson’s "Sleigh Ride," "A Charlie Brown Christmas," "Chanukah is Here" and a holiday sing-a-long. Free.For more information, call 338-3480 or visit the 40th Army Band on Facebook and Twitter.

fuLL cIrcLe: MusIc fOr WINter HOLIdAys 2 - 4 p.m., Phoenix Books, 191 Bank St., Burlington. Browse for gifts while you enjoy live holiday music from many countries and time periods. Full Circle is a group of five women who play a mixture of medieval, Renaissance, Celtic, folk and holiday music on recorder, tin whistle, harp, guitar, hammered dulcimer, percussion and with voices. Their recordings will be offered for sale at the store.


4 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. It’s that time of year again! Gather for crafts, songs, cocoa, cookies and lights on the tree. Children make a holiday craft in the library. Around 4:30 p.m., we’ll all sing with the Colchester Community Chorus at the Meeting House. The annual tree lighting follows outside around 5 p.m. No sign-up required.

5 MONdAy HOLIdAy stOrytIMe

10:30 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. A selection of holiday stories, both traditional and new, as well as music, rhymes and a snack! For kids of all ages.

WrIte NOW!

6:30 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Are you a writer of stories, poems, drabbles, RPG character backstories or A/U fics? This is the club for you! Every month, we provide prompts, general silliness and “writerly” inspiration and camaraderie. Join us in literary mayhem. For teens in grades 6-12.

6 tuesdAy tOddLer stOrytIMe

10:30 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. A weekly selection of music, rhymes and stories. For ages 18 months-3 years. Call 264-5660 to sign up.

PrescHOOL MusIc

11:30 a.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Come to the library for music and fun every Tuesday. Best for ages 3-5. Sponsored by the Friends of Burnham Library.

NeedLe feLtING HOLIdAy OrNAMeNts

2 - 3:30 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Learn how to needle felt holiday ornaments. All materials provided. Sign up online at http:// Burnham-MemorialLibrary.


3 - 9:30 p.m., 377 Hegeman Ave., Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester. The Vt. Genealogy Library has the resources to help you find those elusive ancestors. For more information, visit www.


4:30 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Bring a mat and enjoy poses for mindful stretching and relaxation. A registered nurse of over 30 years, Betty Molnar is certified as a Hatha yoga instructor from the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago. Beginners and intermediates welcome. Sponsered by Friends of the Burnham Library.

7 WedNesdAy cOLcHester PLAyGrOuP

9:30 - 11 a.m., downstairs in the Colchester Meeting House, shared driveway with Burnham Memorial Library, 898 Main St., Colchester. Please bring a snack and drink for your child and come enjoy a wide variety of activities. For ages 0-5. Call 264-5643 for more information.

reAdING BuddIes

3:30 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Reading buddies are back for the school year! We’ll have one or more volunteer mentors on the purple couch downstairs, waiting to read with a child. Intended for children in kindergarten and up. Mentors might also talk about favorite books or enjoy a quick game in addition to reading. Sign up to reserve a slot at the youth desk or just drop in and visit.


6 - 8 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Knitters and needle-workers of all skill levels meet at the library or next door at the Colchester Meeting House. Beginners welcome! This month, come and learn to make broomstick lace.

dOrOtHy’s LIst BOOK cLuB

6:30 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Join other kids ages 8-11 and voice your likes and dislikes about Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award books. This month, we discuss "Shadows of Sherwood" by Kekla Magoon.

WedNesdAy eveNING BOOK cLuB

6:45 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. This group meets the first Wednesday of every month. This month, we read "The Chaperone" by Laura Moriarty.

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LOcAL MeetINGs tues., dec. 6

6 - 7:30 p.m., selectboard budget work session, Town offices; Champlain Room. 7 p.m., Planning commission, Town offices; Outer Bay Conference Room. 7 p.m., school Board, Colchester High School library.

8 tHursdAy cOOKING tHe BOOKs

1 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Welcome to our new book club! Each season we will pick a different cookbook or novel that features several recipes. Participants will sign up to make a recipe and bring it to the day of the meeting. Please make a copy of your recipe for each participant. This season, we’ll be choosing from recipes in "Cooking with Shelburne Farms: Food and Stories from Vermont" by Melissa Pasanen.


4 p.m., Burnham Memorial Library. Do you know someone who likes Legos? Stop by the library every Thursday and join us! Each week we’ll be creating a new project.

Guy reAds BOOK cLuB

6 p.m., Groennfell Meadery, 856 Hercules Dr., Colchester. Do you like reading nonfiction, science fiction or action novels? Join us at Groennfell Meadery to enjoy some good books and better drinks. Everyone is welcome, regardless of gender. This time, we’ll be reading "The Humans" by Matt Haig.

cHILdreN's stOrytIMe

6 p.m., Rocky's Pizza, 39 Park St., Essex Jct. Mother Goose stories and Aesop's Fables.

9 frIdAy vINtAGe MOvIe MAtINee

Noon, Bayside Activity Center, 2 West Lakeshore Dr., Colchester. Bring your lunch at noon to meet others or just come for the movie at 1 p.m. Beverages and popcorn provided. This week's movie is viewers' choice. COLCHESTER COMMUNITY CHORUS CHRISTMAS CONCERT


7:30 p.m., Colchester High School auditorium. Join us for Ring with Joy, a chorus concert directed by Carol Reichard, accompanied by Frank Whitcomb, The Bells of St. James bell choir and cellist Rev. Kim Hardy. Free admission; donations gratefully accepted. For more information, call Georgene Raub at 862-3910.

10 sAturdAy sAturdAy drOPIN stOrytIMe 10 a.m., Burnham

Memorial Library. A weekly selection of music and books for children of all ages. No sign up required.


11 a.m., Phoenix Books, 21 Essex Way, Essex Jct. (See Sat., Dec. 3.)

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HOLIdAy cONcert

2 p.m., Milton High School Auditorium. The Milton Community Band announces its holiday concert under the direction of Brian Hoover. Our featured guest performers will be Inseldudler, Vermont’s own traditional German band. Children will love the reading of “The Night Before Christmas” complete with musical accompaniment. The concert will include our popular sing-along of holiday favorites. Free; sponsored by the Milton Recreation Department. For more information, please call 893-4922 or visit www.miltonband. net.


fuLL cIrcLe

4 - 5 p.m., UCW white church, Westford Common. An afternoon of medieval, renaissance and traditional music. Full Circle’s extensive repertoire includes Celtic songs and dances. Free. Refreshments served.

ONGOING eveNts GINGerBreAd HOuse cONtest

Build a tasty structure and bring it to Burnham Memorial Library for our annual contest. We’ll display your creations, and every entrant will be eligible for a raffled basket of goodies. Patrons will also get to vote on their favorites. Gingerbread kits and family/team entries are welcome. You can drop off your entry starting Thursday, Dec. 1. Voting starts Wednesday, Dec. 7, but entries are accepted even after voting begins. Guidelines and entry forms are available at the library or at http:// Burnham-MemorialLibrary.

cIder ANd cOOKIe WeeK

Dec. 5 - 9, Burnham Memorial Library. Stop in for homemade cookies and spiced cider, compliments of library staff.

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NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF GAS AND OIL LEASE Pursuant to the provisions of Title 29, Section 563(g) of Vermont Statutes Annotated, notice is hereby given of abandonment of the following Gas and Oil Lease: 1. Land involved: A parcel of land located in the Town of Colchester, County of Chittenden, and State of Vermont, described as all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Peter A. Igneri and Karen N. Igneri by Warranty Deed of Gardner Construction, Inc. dated April 27, 1998 and recorded in Volume 289, Page 98 of the Town of Colchester Land Records (the “Property”). The Property described therein is known as 80 Richfield Lane, Colchester, Vermont, and contains 0.34 acres, more or less. 2. The Property, or a portion of the Property, is subject to a Gas and Oil Lease (the “Lease”) conveyed by Louise Cross to Vermont Natural Gas and Mineral Corporation dated November 30, 1957 and recorded in Miscellaneous Volume 9, Page 292 of the Town of Colchester Land Records. 3. This notice is given by Peter A. Igneri and Heidi P. Igneri, the current record owners of the Property. 4. The interest in the Lease as set forth in paragraph 2 above is presumed abandoned; the Lease has not been used for a continuous period of 10 years after July 1, 1973 and no statement of interest under subsection (e) of 29 V.S.A. Section 563 has been filed at any time within the preceding five years. Dated: November 22, 2016 ______________________________ Record Owner - Peter A. Igneri

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Monday, Nov. 21 – Monday, Nov. 28 WRITTEN WARNINGS: 37

1 Petit larceny – shoplifting

TICKETS 17 Parking without authorization (winter parking ban) 3 Speeding 2 Condition of vehicle 2 Using portable electronic device – 1st violation 1 Failure to display front registration plate 1 Failure to drive to the right 1 Misuse of number plates 1 Operating after suspension – 1st offense 1 Uninspected vehicle 1 Uninsured driver 1 Unlicensed driver

Monday, Nov. 21 8:35 a.m., Suspicious on Malletts Bay Ave. 3:12 p.m., SRO activity on Blakely Rd. 4:54 p.m., Simple assault on S. Park Dr. 9:05 p.m., Suspicious on Oak Cir.

ARRESTS 2 Driving with criminally suspended license 1 Burglary 1 Operation without consent

Tuesday, Nov. 22 6:51 a.m., Suspicious on Sunny Hollow 11:25 a.m., Juvenile problem in Colchester 10:57 p.m., Domestic disturbance in Colchester Wednesday, Nov. 23 12:51 a.m., Suspicious on S. Park Dr. 10:07 a.m., Drugs on Heineberg Dr. 10:59 a.m., Vandalism on Main St. 4:13 p.m., Accident – personal injury on Blakely Rd.

6:45 p.m., Fraud on Turquoise Dr. 8:32 p.m., Disorderly conduct by electronic communications 9:01 p.m., Suicidal subject in Colchester

8:04 p.m., Suspicious on Mercier Dr. 8:32 p.m., Suspicious at St. Michael Pl. 10:29 p.m., Arrest on warrant on College Pkwy. 10:37 p.m., Missing person on Thursday, Nov. 24 Rudgate Rd. 12:46 a.m., Suspicious on Malletts Bay 11:31 p.m., Domestic disturbance in Ave. Colchester 3:24 a.m., Domestic disturbance in Colchester Saturday, Nov. 26 9:45 a.m., ATV/snowmobile complaint 12:44 a.m., Suspicious on S. Park Dr. 1:11 p.m., Burglary on Ira Allen Ct. 3:09 a.m., Suspicious on Gorge Rd. 1:29 p.m., Suspicious on Macrae Rd. 10:39 a.m., Suspicious on Orion Dr. 6:42 p.m., Domestic disturbance in 12:53 p.m., Suicidal subject in Colchester Colchester 8:20 p.m., Suspicious on Jocelyn Ct. 3:49 p.m., Retail theft on Mountain View Dr. Friday, Nov. 25 7:12 p.m., Suicidal subject in Colchester 12:29 a.m., Suspicious on Route 7 7:57 p.m., Domestic disturbance in 10:22 a.m., Larceny from motor Colchester vehicle on Bonanza Pk. 8:09 p.m., Drugs on Briar Ln. 6:03 p.m., Juvenile problem in Colchester Sunday, Nov. 27

1:29 a.m., Suspicious on S. Park Dr. 4:09 a.m., Domestic disturbance in Colchester 7:52 a.m., Vandalism on Don Mar Ter. 9:34 a.m., Suicidal subject in Colchester 10:56 a.m., Retail theft on Mountain View Dr. 12:50 p.m., Citizen dispute on Red Pines Ln. Monday, Nov. 28 8:38 a.m., Suspicious on Lower Mountain View Dr. 9:05 a.m., Suspicious on Severance Rd. 3:07 p.m., Suspicious on Roosevelt Hwy. 6:33 p.m., False pretense on Holy Cross Rd. 9:15 p.m., Drugs on Grey Birch Dr. Total Incidents: 193

Log represents a sample of incidents in the date range. For more information, contact Colchester police at 264-5556.

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the holidays is one of those moments when we reflect on the challenges ahead,” Scott said. “We’re very proud of what the Guard has done for us as a state, and we want to recognize that we’re here for their families while they are away.” After offering his own thanks, Welch took questions from reporters about President-Elect Donald Trump, who will take over as commander in chief of the military on January 20. “The American people chose him, so we’ve got to make the best of this,” Welch said of Trump. “He doesn’t have any experience, let’s hope he gets some good advice.” VTANG officials could not confirm whether the upcoming mission would extend beyond Inauguration Day next month.

conceptual planning for the Malletts Bay stormwater system. We submitted a required MS4 Stormwater Permit amendment to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources including flow restorations plans for Sunderland and Morehouse brooks. We presented a comprehensive transportation plan to the Colchester Community Development Corporation and the selectboard. We’re happy to announce a $179,000 federal grant for the con-

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he holiday season is synonymous with many things – chief among them, food. Family gatherings and holiday office parties wouldn't be the same without great food. Food plays such a significant role during the holiday season that many people are worried about overindulging. Some celebrants can afford to overindulge, while others must resist temptation. Diabetics fall into the latter category, as the festive mood of the season does not mean people with diabetes can throw dietary caution to the wind. With the holiday season upon us, diabetics can heed the following tips from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help them stay on a healthy track.


Stick to your normal routine. While the holiday season can be unpredictable, the CDC advises diabetics stick to their normal routines as closely as possible. Because holiday guests cannot control food served to them at family gatherings or parties, the CDC recommends diabetics offer to bring a healthy, diabetic-friendly dish along to any parties. In addition, don't skip meals during the day in anticipation of a large holiday meal. Doing so makes it hard to control blood sugar levels.


Be extra careful with alcohol. Alcohol is served or readily available at many holiday gatherings, and many people overindulge because of the festive mood of the season. Overindulging in alcohol is dangerous for anyone, but diabetics must be especially mindful of their alcohol consumption. Alcohol can lower blood sugar and interact with diabetes medications, so diabetics who want to enjoy a holiday libation should keep their alcohol consumption to a minimum.


Eat slowly. Eating slowly can benefit anyone during the holiday season. Eating at a leisurely pace gives diners' brains ample time to signal that their bod-

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ies are full. By eating quickly, diners may be eating more calories than they hoped to eat, and that can lead to uncomfortable feelings of fullness after a meal. Diabetics who can slow down their eating are less likely to overindulge in less healthy holiday foods that can affect their blood sugar levels.


Remain active. The holiday season can be hectic, as adults often must juggle extraordinarily busy social schedules with the responsibilities of everyday life. Many people sacrifice time at the gym to ease the burden of hectic holiday schedules, but diabetics must resist that temptation. The National

Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases notes that routine physical activity helps diabetics keep their blood glucose levels in their target range. Physical activity also helps the hormone insulin absorb glucose into all of the body's cells for energy. That extra energy boost can help diabetics fend off holiday-related fatigue. Diabetics face a lot of temptation this time of year. But with the right plan of action in place, people with diabetes can enjoy a healthy holiday season.

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