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Benefits of Walking

Research Says Walking This Much Per Week Extends Your Life Recent studies show that walking as little as two hours per week can help you live longer and reduce the risk of disease. https://www.bluezones.com/2018/07/research-says-walking-this-much-per-week-extends-your-life/?utm_source=Blue+Zones+Newsletter&utm_campaign=2a0a542962-WalkThisMuchPerWeektoProlongYourLife&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9642311849-2a0a542962-198874453&mc_cid=2a0a542962&mc_eid=993a052161

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Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help Your Health?

If you look for nutrition advice online, you just might find apple cider vinegar among the results. The kitchen staple is supposedly helpful for relieving allergies, losing weight, managing diabetes and boosting energy. But is it really the miracle liquid some publications claim? UW Health registered dietitian Sarah Schumacher explains that there isn’t a lot […]

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Food Safety During Power Outages

During a power outage, the clock starts ticking on the safety of your perishable foods. If you are aware of an approaching summer storm or hurricane, you can be prepared. Once the power goes out, be mindful of time and temperature. Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed. Your refrigerator will hold a safe temperature for about […]

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COLUMBIA COUNTY BARN QUILTS

See one of the recently added quilts to the Columbia County barn quilts trail!  It is located at the Historic Indian Agency House, 1490 Agency House Road, Portage. The house was built in 1832, and the honeycomb pattern was commonly used in quilting with the colors turkey red and indigo blue.  See more barn quilts around Columbia […]

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Summer Lunch Program Volunteer Information

Summer Lunch Program Volunteer Information We would like to have at least 2 (3 is preferred) volunteers at each site every weekday of the summer from June 4th – August 31st (except July 4th).  Please review volunteer responsibilities and sign up below for shifts with your name and email (or phone number if it is preferred method of […]

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2018 Columbia County Plat Book

The 2018 Columbia County Plat Book is now available to pick up at the Columbia County UW- Extension Office, located at 112 E. Edgewater Street, Room 212, Portage, WI. The price of the new Plat Book is $30.00 and checks can be made payable to:  CC 4-H Leader’s Association.  The 2018 Plat Book is a […]

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Columbia County Local Foods

(last updated 5/30/18) More Information will be coming soon!! Click on the Brochure to see Farmers Market locations, Food Resources, and more2016 Columbia County Local Foods Brochure  (PDF, 2 pages, 103 KB) Also visit the Wisconsin Local Food network for more Local Food events and informationhttp://wilocalfood.wordpress.com/.

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