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An inside look
The Movie Diary
June 26, 2015

An inside look

By Dom Cioffi

I took my family to Washington, D.C., this past weekend to roam the monuments and museums located within our nation’s capitol. Both my wife and I were looking forward to immersing ourselves within the history, science and wonder that the Smithsonian and…

Tasting the difference
VT Beers
June 26, 2015

Tasting the difference

Sharing Otter Creek’s Over Easy session beer with Harpoon head brewer Scott Shirley

Some trends come and go. Some get absorbed into the mainstream. A few years ago, a trend of robust beer styles with prefixes like imperial and double proliferated the marketplace (and our…

The Outside Story: Maple’s other delicacy
The Outside Story
June 26, 2015

The Outside Story: Maple’s other delicacy

By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul

Helicopters. Keys. Whirligigs. Samaras. Whatever you call the winged seeds released by maple trees, here’s one more word for them: delicious.

Like many New Englanders, I have fond childhood memories of dropping maple “helicopters” from a height and watching them twist…

Good vs. evil on the hardwood
Generation Y
June 26, 2015

Good vs. evil on the hardwood

I’ve been a basketball fan of fluctuating devotedness all my life, and every year, I have managed to despise at least one of the two teams in the NBA Finals—until this year. In the 2015 NBA Finals, I actually wanted both teams to win.

Sound in silence
Musing From Mission Farm
June 26, 2015

Sound in silence

While the intensity of the peepers has diminished somewhat since they burst onto the scene several weeks ago, their din still blankets the evening. Their mating calls at dusk provide the soundtrack for a walk down Mission Farm Road, formerly Route 4. Their noise covers…

Fun days at the North Main Street pool
Looking Back
June 26, 2015

Fun days at the North Main Street pool

In the summer of the 1950s and 1960s all of my friends could be found at the city pool on North Main Street. It was located on the west side of the street not far from Seward’s Restaurant.

North Main Street, a.k.a. Route 7 North,…