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Rockin’ The Region with Kung Fu
Rockin' The Region
January 10, 2019

Rockin’ The Region with Kung Fu

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg

Make sure you head to the Pickle Barrel Thursday for the return of Kung Fu. I look forward to this show every year. I had the pleasure of speaking to Rob Somerville, saxophonist and vocalist for the band. His other band,…

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January 9, 2019

How to brighten your home with houseplants that bloom

By Melinda Myers

Brighten your indoor décor with plants that bloom. Whether growing traditional favorites, flowering tropical plants, or annuals moved inside for winter; their colorful flowers are sure to elicit smiles and months of enjoyment. Just provide the right growing conditions and sufficient light…

Mountain Meditation
January 9, 2019

Good fortune, new beginnings in house and home

After years of preparation reading feng shui books, it feels quite miraculous: I’m attacking every corner after assuming that the organizing gene in my family skipped me. But suddenly, as I flow through the house, putting like with like in containers that fit, I’m so…

The Outside Story
January 9, 2019

Sparkly snow

By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul

The other day I was driving through New Hampshire’s Crawford Notch, where my eyes are usually drawn to the tall mountains and long, cascading waterfalls on either side of the road. But on this day my gaze shifted toward the snow…

Movie Diary
January 9, 2019

Reaching new heights

By Dom Cioffi

Not long ago, my son had a few neighborhood friends over to hang out. For years the kids have been congregating at our home so I generally don’t pay much attention to their activities. I’m just happy when they’re within earshot and…

Solving life’s mysteries
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January 1, 2019

Solving life’s mysteries

By Dom Cioffi

A new year is upon us!

The holiday stress has waned (except for the tearing down of all those Christmas decorations) and with it comes an opportunity to reset our psychological clocks to better focus on what lies ahead.

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January 1, 2019

Days of formal attire

During my teenage years in the 50s and 60s there were a couple of opportunities in Rutland to get dressed up in a gown and attend a formal event open to the public.

One of these was the Cotillion. It began in 1949…

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January 1, 2019

Close proximity doesn’t always generate heat

By Carolyn Lorié

Few things seem as remote as the January sun in northern New England. We see the light, but we feel almost no heat. In this way, winter can feel like a kind of exile – there’s a sense that the…

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January 1, 2019

Lived mindfully, life is a living work of art

Living in sync with our true selves and being guided by the spirit within allows us to follow whatever unfolds in its natural sequence. Without trying to control the chaos of life with the left brain’s overthinking, our right brain flows from…

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January 1, 2019

As rural economies go in the nation, so goes Vermont

By David Moats

Economic stagnation in Vermont is not new. For decades, it has defied the efforts of political leaders, Republican and Democrat, to solve it.

What’s new is a growing awareness that the problem is a widespread condition, animating…