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Milton Youth Wrestling battles through states

The Milton Youth Wrestling Club competed Saturday, April 14 in the Vermont Youth Wrestling State championships for grades 3 -6, hosted by the Essex Warriors and held at Essex High School. Entered for Milton Youth Wrestling were Tabitha Lawrence, Ryder DiMario, Lillian Olson, Camden Brinson, Liam Brinson, Jimi Pierce III, Kain Bacon and team captains Mason Sheltra, Eli Ellingwood and Mia St. Amour.     Twenty teams were entered into the tournament. It was a great day of wrestling, a day full of tough competition and a day to see the best in the state at this level. When...

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Milton Students Stepping Up: April 19, 2018

Faith Carroll Age 18, Grade 12 How do you serve your community? I codirected the play this spring at Milton High School. I have acted in the drama productions all four years in high school and I wanted to try something new. Why is this an important project? “The Laramie Project” is unlike any show I’ve ever been a part of, so I think having the opportunity to help bring this story to our community was really important. What have you learned about your community, and how has this made you a better student? This has made me grow...

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Mater Christi middle-schoolers compete in high school robotics championship

Mater Christi School’s Bulldog Robotics team was one of only two middle school teams to compete against 30 high school teams in the First Tech Challenge Regional Championship at Essex High School on February 24. Mater Christi School students engineered, built and coded a robot in compliance with competition specifications and successfully constructed an operable robot which they were able to control and maneuver. Sponsored by Kennedy Excavating, Logic Supply, Engelberth Construction, and Trudell Consulting Engineers, the Bulldogs engaged in creative problem solving to develop working solutions in order to compete and score points. Guided by Mater Christi faculty,...

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Strategies to get kids to exercise

Exercise is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. That’s not just true for adults, but for children and teenagers as well. Parents concerned about their kids living sedentary lives may have more to worry about than they know. According to a 2017 study published in the journal Preventive Medicine that analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey from 2003-2004 and 2005-2006, 19-year-olds spent as much time being inactive and sedentary as 60-year-olds. Getting kids to be more active may be especially difficult for today’s parents, who must contend with the internet, social media, tablets, smartphones,...

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Sun safety tips

By BOB DYER, MD Milton Family Practice Activities in the sun in Vermont are just as enjoyable as winter activities. However, with the warmer weather, we tend to wear clothing that exposes us to more sunlight. But we don’t just expose ourselves to light we can see, we are exposed to ultraviolet light. Ultraviolet light is something we are not able to detect with our eyes, yet it can cause long lasting damage to our skin and can lead to melanoma, also known as skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States....

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