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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
The Movie Diary
April 22, 2015

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

By Dom Cioffi

My son had a group of friends over this past weekend and as expected with any large gathering of boys, several arguments inevitably broke out. 

I spoke with the “dad voice” on a couple occasions to try to contain…

The Outside Story
The Outside Story
April 22, 2015

The Outside Story

Tasty teas (and more) from trees: black and yellow birch

By Russ Cohen

Scratch and then sniff a black or yellow birch twig, and the pleasant aroma will likely put a smile on your face. What you are smelling is oil of…

A guide to supermarket sushi in Rutland
Generation Y
April 22, 2015

A guide to supermarket sushi in Rutland

What exactly is the state of sushi in American culture?

Once the most cutting-edge, exotic style of foreign cuisine to reach American shores, it now sits humbly within mass-produced plastic trays at virtually every large supermarket in America. Today, “California Rolls” are about…

A legacy of marble
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April 15, 2015

A legacy of marble

By Anthony Cotter

WEST RUTLAND — Just past the Carving Studio’s main building in West Rutland  majestic sculpures lie among pieces of discarded marble and old machinery. Some were polished pieces with price tags, others were in various stages of completion. The Carving…

All those years ago
The Movie Diary
April 15, 2015

All those years ago

By Dom Cioffi

Many years ago, just prior to my wedding day, I engaged in a ceremonial act that I assumed would bring closure to the preceding chapters of my life.

The ceremony was of my own creation – a spur-of-the-moment act…

Rockin’ the Region with Max Creek
Rockin' The Region
April 15, 2015

Rockin’ the Region with Max Creek

This Saturday, April 18, do not miss the first annual Dazed and Defrosted concert outside the Umbrella Bars at Killington Resort featuring Max Creek, who are celebrating their 44th year in the music business.

I first saw Creek in 1985 at Trinity College…

The Cocktail Corner: Sugar-on-Snow martini
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April 15, 2015

The Cocktail Corner: Sugar-on-Snow martini

By Tom Joyce

Sugar on Snow martini is a seasonal favorite!

Gallipo’s farm on Grove Street in Rutland Town is where I first experienced the magic of the sugarhouse. It was just a short walk across the fields…

Looking back: TV in the ‘50s
Looking Back
April 15, 2015

Looking back: TV in the ‘50s

It’s hard to imagine the days when a TV was not part of a home. But that was the case on our street until the early 50s, when gradually families started to acquire one. Being told by your parents that they had…

Edible skincare: affordable and effective
The Lifestylist
April 15, 2015

Edible skincare: affordable and effective

Having endured the ever-so-lovely adult acne in my early 20s, I found that the more I slathered on unpronounceable-chemical-laden creams, lotions, and gels, the more my skin became agitated – angry really, regardless of how expensive the product was. In the matters of skincare,…