Winchester Star: Lifestyle

  • As death toll climbs, Massachusetts doctors look to link vaping to illnesses
    Sunday - 09/08/2019 - 06:01 PM

    While marketed as an alternative to cigarettes, vaping may not be as safe as originally thought.As of Wednesday, Sept. 11, at least six people have died, and many others have been sickened this summer from a "mysterious lung illness" linked to vaping, underscoring what many health officials have believed and warned about for years.More than 450 cases of respiratory illnesses resulting in coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting or fatigue have been [...]

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  • Wright Locke Farm announces programs
    Monday - 09/09/2019 - 05:44 PM

    Wright Locke Farm is located at 78 Ridge St., Winchester. For information, visit https://wlfarm.org. Farm Supper in the 1827 Barn6:30 p.m. Sept. 18Join for a casual weekday supper at the Farm.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, 9-11-19
    Wednesday - 09/11/2019 - 02:58 PM

    Check out New York State of Mind and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Flexible Fitness: Importance of improving oral health care
    Tuesday - 09/17/2019 - 04:13 PM

    Did you know that simply improving your oral health can significantly increase your life span? Poor mouth care may result in the accumulation of plaque (a sticky layer of bacteria), xerostomia (dry mouth), halitosis (bad breath), tooth decay and loss, fungal infection, ulcers and many other undesired conditions.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 9-18-19
    Wednesday - 09/18/2019 - 02:55 PM

    Check out Moonstruck and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com.

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  • THE NEXT DRAFT: Pumpkin beers creep back into the market
    Wednesday - 09/04/2019 - 12:34 PM

    SPENCER — The monks of St. Joseph's Abbey follow a Trappist tradition that dates back to the 17th century.They operate their brewery by the strict standards of the International Trappist Association and produce timeless styles of beer that float above the whims of craft's fleeting market.But, being in New England, their abbey cloister could not avoid one of the most polarizing trends in beer: the summer release of pumpkin beers, otherwise known as the pumpkin creep.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • WHS Alumni Spotlight: Deanna (Della Cioppa) Colon, '91, cooks up talent and perseverance
    Wednesday - 09/04/2019 - 07:14 PM

    Winchester Alumni Spotlight Series is a series in partnership with the Winchester Alumni Association. Deanna (Della Cioppa) Colon graduated with the WHS Class of 1991 and is currently living in Simi Valley, California.What are you currently up to?Currently, I am an entertainer wearing many hats including singer and songwriter, television and radio host, actor and vocal coach.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 9-6-19
    Friday - 09/06/2019 - 02:56 PM

    Check out Dorian's Colors and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com.

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  • What’s Up Doc? Probiotics help with gastrointestinal illnesses
    Tuesday - 08/27/2019 - 11:07 AM

    Question: Are probiotics really good for you, or is that all hype?Answer: We are all colonized by bacteria (and other organisms such as yeast/fungi), called our “normal flora.” These normal flora live on or in us, for example in our gastrointestinal, GI, tract or on our skin, without causing disease — although there is always a risk that some of these can cause disease in certain circumstances, for example, MRSA from someone’s skin leading to infection if [...]

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  • Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 8-28-19
    Wednesday - 08/28/2019 - 03:23 PM

    Check out Sail into the Sunset and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Winchester Jenks Center programs
    Monday - 09/09/2019 - 05:24 PM

    The Jenks Center is located at 109 Skillings Road in Winchester. For information or to register for an event, call 781-721-7136 or visit http://jenkscenter.org.ProgramsCOMPARING SENIOR LIVING OPTIONSNoon Sept. 13Are you considering downsizing or moving to a more supportive living environment?More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Winchester approves e-scooter pilot to launch in coming weeks
    Tuesday - 09/10/2019 - 02:49 PM

    Get ready, Winchester: the two-wheel black and orange electric scooters are coming to the town’s roads this fall. After extensive negotiations, the Select Board unanimously approved the pilot agreement with Spin, that will deploy a fleet of 50 e-scooters in the next two weeks.Now the agreement is approved, the Board will hash out the logistics with the company, such as where the scooters will be parked, the speed limits for scooters, and [...]

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  • For many in state, meal time starts with their cellphone
    Tuesday - 09/17/2019 - 10:03 AM

    A lot goes into ordering the perfect burrito. Especially if you have allergies, only like certain kinds of cheese or hate beans.Which is why Sarah Daly often skipped over-the-counter Mexican-style restaurants or was disappointed when her orders didn’t come out exactly right.That was, until she started using mobile apps for her lunch.“There’s a Chipotle right across from where I work, and a Qdoba just down the street from my house,” said Daly, [...]

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  • Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 9-17-19
    Tuesday - 09/17/2019 - 03:09 PM

    Check out Moon Tide and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com.

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  • Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 9-19-19
    Thursday - 09/19/2019 - 03:01 PM

    Check out Slow Burn and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com.

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  • What’s Up Doc? Proton beam treatment helps certain cancers
    Wednesday - 09/04/2019 - 12:26 PM

    Question: What is proton beam therapy?Answer: One possible therapy for certain conditions, including certain cancers, is to ablate/destroy abnormal/problematic cells/tissue with delivered energy.Many people are familiar with X-ray radiation treatment, XRT, which does this by delivering the energy with photons, massless particles.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Colonial Revival at Newport's Whitehorne House
    Friday - 09/06/2019 - 08:20 AM

    Newport's Whitehorne House Museum has reopened after nearly three years with a new focus and new approach.

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  • QUIZ: What's your NFL IQ
    Saturday - 09/07/2019 - 04:05 PM

    Think you're a gridiron guru? Take our quiz to find out your NFL IQ.

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  • AAA: Cape Cod top Labor Day destination for Mass. residents
    Tuesday - 08/27/2019 - 03:58 PM

    Massachusetts residents will travel to a variety of vacation destinations this Labor Day holiday weekend, but Cape Cod and the Islands top the list. That’s according to a AAA Northeast web survey of some 437 Bay State travelers.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • QUIZ: What's your NFL IQ
    Thursday - 08/29/2019 - 01:20 PM

    Think you're a gridiron guru? Take our quiz to find out your NFL IQ.

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  • Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 9-9-19
    Monday - 09/09/2019 - 03:56 PM

    Check out Daybreak and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com.

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  • Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 9-10-19
    Tuesday - 09/10/2019 - 02:53 PM

    Check out Afternoon Reflection and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com.

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  • Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 9-12-19
    Thursday - 09/12/2019 - 03:40 PM

    Check out Purple Reign and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com.

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  • OFF THE VINE: Time to stop playing 'What’s my Wine'
    Wednesday - 09/18/2019 - 12:20 PM

    Back in the 1950’s a television game show titled “What’s My Line” featured celebrity panelists questioning contestants in order to determine what exactly they did for a living. An extremely laborious exercise, if you ask me.So, what does all this have to do with wine?More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Share your fall fun photos
    Thursday - 09/19/2019 - 11:20 AM

    Autumn is almost here. There's a chill in the evening air, the leaves are starting to turn orange and gold and orchards full of juicy apples are ripe for the pickin.'It's time for fall festivals, hopping on hayrides, losing yourself in a corn maze, and finding the perfect pumpkin for this Halloween's jack o’ lantern.If you’re heading out with family and friends to an orchard or farm for apple or pumpkin picking or taking part in any other autumn activities, [...]

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  • Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 9-4-19
    Wednesday - 09/04/2019 - 02:13 PM

    Check out Pirouette in Silhouette and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com.

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  • Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 9-5-19
    Thursday - 09/05/2019 - 02:37 PM

    Check out Strike Gold and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com.

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  • Bristol County woman who contracted EEE has died
    Monday - 08/26/2019 - 10:59 AM

    STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, AUG. 26, 2019.....A patient who contracted the eastern equine encephalitis virus died at Tufts Medical Center, the hospital confirmed Monday, in what state officials described as the fourth human case of the mosquito-borne illness identified in Massachusetts this summer.The Department of Public Health announced Sunday that a woman from southern Bristol County in her 50s had contracted EEE, making her the fourth confirmed person with the virus.State [...]

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  • Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 8-27-19
    Tuesday - 08/27/2019 - 01:00 PM

    Check out Water Under the Bridge and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • ACCUWEATHER: 3 astronomy events stargazers should watch for in the September sky
    Friday - 08/30/2019 - 07:20 AM

    Keep and eye to the sky next month for these far-out astronomical sights.

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