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Late Night Fire Destroys Ferrisburgh Roadhouse Restaurant

   A 10p.m. blaze completely destroyed the Ferrisburgh Roadhouse Restaurant on Route 7 on Tuesday, June 19th, 2007.  Fire crews from Ferrisburgh and surrounding towns battled the blaze for several hours.  Intense heat and smoke hampered fire crews initially.  The restaurants owners have said that they plan to rebuild the popular eatery according to published reports.  The restaurant recently changed hands.   [ more ]

Alzheimer's: Saying Goodbye One Day At A Time
By Larry Johnson
   Alzheimer's is a disease that kills the personality by destroying memory, ability to learn, reasoning and communication skills before it kills the body. If you know someone with Alzheimer's, you need to say goodbye to some aspect of that person every day over the months and, perhaps, years that it takes for them to disappear.
     I speak from experience. I spent this past winter helping my sister care for our mother who is in the latter stages of this disease. She is nearly 94 years old and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's nearly four years ago. The disease had begun to destroy her brain cells sometime before that, however. There had been signs for several years, leading up to the diagnosis, that dementia was taking its toll.  [ more ]

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