Column

The stars bring tricks and treats

By Cassandra Tyndall Sometimes, the truth can be stranger than fiction. The continuing reverse cycle of Mercury in Scorpio continues to dredge up information that may surprise, shock and intrigue. The desire to find a sense of balance or peace […]

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Column, Living the Dream

Ode to a Pothole Garden

By Merisa Sherman Anticipation coincides with the rumble of the engine, as you switch from the pavement onto one of Vermont’s gravel roads. It’s past foliage, so reddish-brown leaves line the sides of the road like a rural sidewalk. Or […]

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Column

Boomer Funk: Ice Cream Truck

By Scott Funk Remember when it was just the Good Humor® truck?  It would come pling, pling, plinging down the street and every kid on the block would run screaming, “It’s the ice cream man! It’s the ice cream man!”  […]

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Column, The Outside Story

Fabulous Forest Fungi

By Susan Shea A walk in the woods during fall is likely to reveal an array of forest fungi. Ranging from delicate, tan mini-umbrellas to fleshy, white softballs to foot-long, orange-yellow shelves growing out of rotten logs, they come in […]

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Column, Living the Dream

Snowliage delights

By Merisa Sherman It starts the night before, as people start noticing the slight changes in the weather. Perhaps someone close to them has mentioned the forecast they have been following. You watch as your neighbor reaches for an old […]

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Column, Looking Back

Halloween memories

By Mary Ellen Shaw Halloween will certainly not be the same this year. The much anticipated parade will not wind its way through downtown Rutland. The crowd that the parade draws is not safe with social distancing guidelines. Sometimes we […]

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Column, Movie Diary

Working for the weekend

By Dom Cioffi My son started his first job about six weeks ago. He works at a local grocery store collecting carts from the parking lot, bagging groceries, and emptying trash barrels. He makes just under $10 an hour and […]

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