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The Movie Diary
December 15, 2017

A disaster waiting to happen

By Dom Cioffi

Throughout my high school years, there was one kid who stood out for his brains. Appropriately, his name was Eugene (although he would throw a fit if you called him anything other than Gene).

Gene was head and shoulders above the rest…

Rockin' The Region
December 15, 2017

Rockin’ the region with Kris Collett

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg

Kris Collett makes his winter Killington debut this Friday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at Outback Pizza. I first saw Collett when he sang at the Paramount Theatre back in August as part of the 802: U2 All Star Band Tribute…

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December 15, 2017

Meet Wendy Clinch, a.k.a. The Ski Diva

By Karen D. Lorentz

“My love for skiing changed my life completely,” said Wendy Clinch, a creative soul who enjoys flying down ski trails with finesse — and also just happens to have a great story on how she moved to Vermont.

Clinch, who was…

Mountain Meditation
December 15, 2017

Extreme self care in extreme times

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“Not what we have, but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.” – Epicurus

Extreme self care is called for in extreme times, and these times are most certainly extreme. I learned this lesson when I returned home from Argentina after living…

Altitude Sickness
December 15, 2017

The adventures of Pip the Impaler

By Brady Crain

It’s been a long time since we have talked about my guinea pig, Pip the Impaler. As many faithful readers know, Pip and I moved in together on impulse after meeting on craigslist shortly after the death of my previous Guinea pig,…

The Outside Story
December 15, 2017

The afterlife of logs

By Declan McCabe

My three children have participated in a Four Winds Nature Institute program that recruits adult family members to lead grade-school nature learning. I have worked with several moms and dads over the years to pull together materials for hands-on lessons about communities,…

Generation Y
December 13, 2017

Is Minnesota going to be OK?

By Brett Yates

If you had asked me in 2015 to name three people from Minnesota, I probably would have thought for a moment and then come up with iconic pop star Prince, Senator Al Franken, and the public radio raconteur Garrison Keillor.

In 2016,…

Rockin’ the region with Good Noise
Rockin' The Region
December 7, 2017

Rockin’ the region with Good Noise

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg

This weekend is the return of new sensation and my favorite cover band, Good Noise, to the Pickle Barrel Nightclub, both Friday and Saturday night. You get an extra treat on Saturday because it’s also the annual Pimp ‘n’ Ho Ho…

The Movie Diary
December 7, 2017

Drumming up some talent

By Dom Cioffi

One day, just before Christmas a couple years ago, my brother-in-law pulled me aside to ask a question. He walked me into a spare room and pointed to several cardboard boxes that were in the corner, asking me if I was interested…

The Movie Diary
November 8, 2017

Music to my ears

By Dom Cioffi

We just made the giant step of purchasing a desk and chair set for our son’s bedroom. And I already regret it.

Up until recently, my son has always done his nightly homework at the kitchen table, right within…