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March 12, 2019

Tapestry of light

By Susie Spikol

I’ve taken to wandering the night lately – one of the pleasures of having a puppy. Willow, my pup, and I walk at all hours, from twilight to midnight and into the shadowy early morning. Some nights we walk under…

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March 12, 2019

Learning to dance

By Mary Ellen Shaw

Having a sixth grade dance in a strict Catholic school seemed unlikely to happen back in the ’50s. But our principal, Sister Saint Michael, scheduled a Friday night dance for us. She came to the United States from Ireland…

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March 12, 2019

Coping with pain

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Why are you here, I beg of my pain. What brought you on? Why have you invaded my life? “What must I do to loosen your grip? Can’t you stop this living hell?

Pain has hijacked my life,…

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March 12, 2019

If the shoe fits

By Dom Cioffi

In the last year, my son has grown an astonishing amount. This is evident not only in the aches and pains he’s experiencing from rapid growth, but also from the surprised looks of friends and family that haven’t seen him…

Rockin’ the region with Oak Ridge Boys
Rockin' The Region
March 8, 2019

Rockin’ the region with Oak Ridge Boys

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg

This Sunday, March 10, I highly recommend you go see the legendary Oak Ridge Boys at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. The Oaks, as they’re also known, are an American country and gospel vocal quartet. The lineup consists of Duane Allen…

Mountain Meditation
March 7, 2019

Healing Part 2–Cuba can wait

By Marguerite Jill Dye

The “HEAL” documentary on Netflix, which I wrote about in last week’s Mountain Meditation, and my own pain experience 10-14 years ago and, unfortunately now, have taught me we have more power than we realize to set our healing ability in…

Movie Diary
March 6, 2019

Navigating the course

By Dom Cioffi

I’ve just returned from a week vacation in the mountains of Colorado. My wife, son and I journeyed to Aspen where we stayed at a beautiful hotel at the base of the main mountain. In fact, the gondola that takes you to…

The Outside Story
February 28, 2019

Just a random rock

By Dave Mance III

Act One opens in a forest on the western slopes of the Taconic Mountains in southwestern Vermont. A man in his 40’s is walking with his former high-school geology teacher – a man now in his 70’s. Amid the towering trees,…

Money Matters
February 28, 2019

When should you take Social Security? Sooner than you think!

ByKevin Theissen

The Social Security program allows you to start receiving benefits as soon as you reach age 62. The question is, should you?

Monthly payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits. The longer you wait (up to age 70), the larger…