Health Briefs

Exhibit changes at Greater Falls Health

BELLOWS FALLS >> Several members of the Saxtons River Art Guild recently changed their fall and winter paintings to spring at the Greater Falls Health Center.

The next change for the on going group exhibit will be on May 5th. Donna Bascom Lund, of Alstead, N.H., is exhibiting watercolors on the opposite wall at the Health Center until the end of February followed by oil landscapes by Shane Harris of Bellows Falls until the end of April.

There have also been recent exhibit changes at other local exhibit venues. Molly Martin of Brattleboro is the featured artist at the Mascoma Bank in Walpole, N.H., and Ray McClary of Keene, N.H., is the featured artist at People United Bank in Chester. The Art Guild also has an on going group exhibit at Ramuntos in Brattleboro. That exhibit is scheduled to be changed on Feb. 9.

The Saxtons River Art Guild is a non-profit group dedicated to the advancement and encouragement of the fine art membership throughout the Conn. River Valley. For information about membership, call Nancy DiMauro at 802-257-4489.

February blood draw nets 70 pints

BRATTLEBORO >> The American Red Cross blood draw in Brattleboro at the Carl M. Dessaint VFW Post 1034 on Feb. 2 netted 70 pints.

Multiple and one-gallon blood donors included: Sarah Perkins, 18 gallons; Sheri L. Leclaire, eight gallons; Janice R. Hull, five gallons; Jodi Perkins, five gallons; and Anne Chipperfield, four gallons. There were no first-time donors.

The March blood draw is scheduled for March 1 at the VFW on Black Mountain Road from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Relaxation and mindfulness

BRATTLEBORO >> Using principles of Tai Chi and energy medicine, instructor Dan Foster will teach a simple ABC technique for easily integrating relaxation and mindfulness into your daily routineon Feb. 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room. Free, registration requested at 802-246-2821 or email

Food and fiber

BRATTLEBORO >> Learn about eating whole foods, identifying processed foods, and incorporating more fiber in the diet by making simple changes in our daily food choices and also learn how to read and interpret ingredient labels.Taught by Robin Matathias on Feb. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room. Free, registration requested at 802-246-2821 or

Medical marijuana

BRATTLEBORO >> Medical Marijuana, an informative talk by Dr. Nitya Eisenheim, a local naturopath, will be presented on Feb. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Library on Main St. For more information, contact Dr. Eisenheim at Windhorse Naturopathic Clinic at 802-246-4282 or


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