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Carpe diem!
The Movie Diary
July 22, 2015

Carpe diem!

By Dom Cioffi

It happened on the evening of May 16, 1983; one of those events that was burned into my mind as well as the minds of millions of other people around the planet. It took only five minutes, but those five minutes would…

The Outside Story: Living on the fledge
The Outside Story
July 22, 2015

The Outside Story: Living on the fledge

By Carolyn Lorié

On a recent afternoon, I was driving along my road in Thetford when I saw a baby ruffed grouse about the size of a pincushion scurry into the bushes. I had the same impulse I did as a 10-year-old, when I scooped…

The late addition
Generation Y
July 22, 2015

The late addition

Why is the new judge on “Masterchef” so annoying?

For anyone who doesn’t know, “Masterchef” is a reality TV show and amateur chef competition—billed as the quest to find America’s best home cook—that has aired on Fox since 2010. Each year, after an extensive battery…

Musing From Mission Farm
July 22, 2015

Unfolding years

Even though Mission Farm Road gives the semblance of being a private road, it is a mile-long town road (TH#38) that bypasses an otherwise unremarkable (save the Skyeship base lodge) stretch of Route 4. Traffic varies from very few cars per day to a burst…

Rutland Band Concerts
Looking Back
July 22, 2015

Rutland Band Concerts

It’s not too often that an event I enjoyed as a child in the 50s can still be enjoyed today. But the Rutland City band concert in Main Street Park continues to delight those who attend. You will be pleasantly entertained on Sunday nights at…

Craft beer pilgrimages
VT Beers
July 22, 2015

Craft beer pilgrimages

Vermont has been referred to of late as the Bavaria of New England, a state to which people travel to enjoy its mountains and scenic beauty, its high-quality foods, like cheeses and sausages—and its beer. To a large degree, the state’s economy and infrastructure were…

The calm before the next storm
Altitude Sickness
July 22, 2015

The calm before the next storm

So another uneventful week passes in the “Brady Training Camp.” I am doing maintenance work, some running, some cycling, some walking. Nothing of extraordinary length or difficulty — I’m not running Killington Road nor riding East Mountain Road. I’m not exerting a whole lot of…

The Movei Diary: Band on the run
The Movie Diary
July 17, 2015

The Movei Diary: Band on the run

By Dom Cioffi

When I moved my family into a new neighborhood a few years ago, one of my biggest concerns was for the safety of my son. I obviously wanted him to have a healthy environment in which to roam, but I also hoped…

Column
July 15, 2015

Vermont

by James Mee

It’s found in every season

a beauty beyond measure.

In the shadows of Green Mountains

we see its soulful pleasure.

Hers is the light of legend

shimmering on these lakes.

She glistens in December

while falling with snowflakes.

Her rivers share their…

The Outside Story: Elms on the rebound?
The Outside Story
July 15, 2015

The Outside Story: Elms on the rebound?

By Carolyn Lorié

On a recent damp May morning I walked around Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., with arborist Brian Beaty. While he is responsible for all of the trees in the center of the campus, our visit focused on a small number of trees…