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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

It’s all about balance for vitamin A

By Megan Reece Thomas Berthoud Recorder I wrote recently that by aiming to get enough of one vitamin, mineral or another, you tend to get extra of other vitamins and minerals because most whole foods are abundant in more than one nutrient. We talked about zinc recently, found in abundance in oysters and meats. On the other side of the coin is vitamin A, found mostly in green, orange and yellow vegetables and fruits, fortified dairy products and eggs. (more…)

Letters: Nov. 5, 2009

Our Street Trees One of Berthoud’s greatest assets is its trees; something you probably don’t think about that often, but our public trees are worth over five million dollars. These are just the trees in our parks, cemetery and the public right of way. The care of these trees has always been a partnership; the town takes care of the park and cemetery trees and homeowners take care of the street trees in front of their homes and in alley ways. Most cities and towns do it this way, so ... Full Story

The Vistas in Longmont offers continuous care

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder The Vistas is the first retirement community in Longmont to offer residents continuous care, says Executive Director Ginny Walker. The 124-unit facility at the intersection of Hover Road and Ninth Avenue provides three levels of service ranging from independent living to assisted living and memory care. Since opening in July, several of the independent living apartments have become home for residents who receive their meals in the club dining room and ... Full Story

Keeping mentally sharp: Helpful advice for seniors

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Comedian Bill Cosby has a joke about your brain heading southward as you age. The minute you sit down, you remember what it is you have forgotten, he says in one of his vintage routines on getting older. (more…)

Fire Beat: Nov. 5, 2009

Tuesday, Oct. 27 BFPD responded for a carbon monoxide alarm on Foothills Drive. This was a false alarm. BFPD responded to a carbon monoxide alarm on Elmwood Street. This was a false alarm and it was recommended that the detector be moved away from the furnace and eventually replaced. Wednesday, Oct. 28 BFPD responded to a medical call for back pain on 2nd Street. The crew assisted TVEMS with transporting the patient. BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 287 and ... Full Story

Hansen embraces new experiences and friends at BHS

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Foreign exchange student Nils Hansen said he felt nervous about starting at an American high school two weeks after arriving from Germany. The feeling only lasted about two hours into the first day of school. “People at home who had been to America said everyone is very friendly and open,” said Nils. (more…)

Healthy Gourmand: Creative pumpkin recipes for good

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder There’s no need to wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy the delicious flavor of pumpkin. From pie and bread to soup, pumpkin can star in low-fat recipes that not only taste good but also provide essential nutrients, including vitamin A. Here are three recipes to try. Happy eating! (more…)

Share the scare: 15 scary movies for a fun Halloween

By Kyle Lee Berthoud Recorder Kid stuff Coraline (2009) A dark and haunting tale of a girl who is tired of being ignored by her parents, “Coraline” stands out as one of the creepiest kids movies to come out. Using beautiful stop-motion, Director Henry Selick creates a great story for kids looking for a scare who aren't ready for the more adult fare in the horror genre. Monster House (2006) What initially looked like a pretty harmless animated movie actually scared the pants off parents ... Full Story

Bring on the fun of autumn

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder This is really a great time of year with a lot of activity involving the kids. The high school band strutted their stuff at the big northern Colorado band competition last week. While I could not stay for the whole six hours of performances, I did manage to see a couple of area bands perform. (more…)

Tales from the road: When in Rome

By Megan Reece Thomas Berthoud Recorder You know how when a guy is having lady troubles here at home, his buddies take him out for a beer? In Italy they’d take him out for a piece of tiramisu. Yes, it’s a culture after my own heart; and my husband and I were lucky enough to spend our weeklong honeymoon in as Rome. In Rome we saw tremendous pride in cuisine. Italians know that the best wine, olives, olive oil and balsamic vinegar come from Italy, but it’s not like they’re going to ... Full Story

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