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September 21, 2016

5 reasons many people don’t lose pesky extra pounds

By: Kyle Finneron

I don’t think everyone should be a fitness model or has to look like people in Hollywood or in the magazines. (In real life, they don’t even look like those published pictures). However, excess weight can cut a life short and can…

Altitude Sickness
September 21, 2016

Blister considerations

It’s the day before the Spartan Race, and I don’t know if I am doing it. I don’t even know if there are open spots left in the race. I have stayed ignorant of this fact for a reason. Last week I successfully put together…

Road trip!
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September 21, 2016

Road trip!

By: Marguerite Jill Dye

We headed west with our Rutland friends, Sandy and Allen, on a five day road trip to Canada. First stop was Seneca Falls, N.Y., the setting for “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. It is also the…

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September 21, 2016

An abundance of caution: wild food and risk

By Benjamin Lord “I’ve got a botanical question for you,” my friend said as he came into my classroom the other day. “Is black nightshade edible?” He’d found some growing near his chicken coop. “I took the tiniest bite,” he said. “I’m not sure if…

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September 21, 2016

Based on a true story

By Brett Yates As we enter autumn, the fare at the movies starts to get a little more serious, which means that, from here on out, Hollywood’s offerings won’t consist solely of sequels and comic book adaptations. Some of the films out there—like the recently…

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September 21, 2016

It’s go-time

By Dom Cioffi After nearly two months of appointments, tests, consultations, research, traveling, planning and discussions, I am now sitting at the forefront of my cancer treatment. I have relocated to Florida, lined up a remarkable staff of health care professionals, navigated three preparatory surgeries,…

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September 14, 2016

On your mark, get set…

By Dom Cioffi The second phase in my cancer journey is officially complete. The first phase involved my diagnosis and subsequent revelation to friends and family, while the second phase has been the completion of a series of procedures to ready my body for the…

Tobacco Hornworms: big, green, and in the garden
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September 14, 2016

Tobacco Hornworms: big, green, and in the garden

By Todd McLeish The big, meaty green caterpillars that many of us have been fighting to eradicate from our gardens this summer make plenty of people squirm. In part it’s because they are among the largest caterpillars in the region, sometimes reaching close to three…

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September 14, 2016

Wannabes

From the time we are kids, life seems to make us “wannabe” something that we will probably never be. We might “wannabe” the kid who gets picked first by his classmates to play on a team. Or we might “wannabe” popular, pretty, handsome or thin….

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September 14, 2016

Enjoying a summer day in Killington

By: Marguerite Jill Dye

For over a decade I taught art classes to seniors at the Killington Summerfest and was sorry to see it come to an end. However, I recently passed the crowded Adventure Center at Snowshed Base Lodge and saw mountain bikers and…