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A concerted effort
The Movie Diary
June 23, 2016

A concerted effort

By Dom Cioffi As I stated in last week’s column, in an effort to inspire my 12-year-old son with his drum lessons, I decided to take him to his first large-scale rock concert. He’s seen local bands play at smaller venues like farmer’s markets and…

So much more than books
Column
June 23, 2016

So much more than books

Courtesy of Sherburne Memorial Library

Sherburne Memorial Library invites the public to come in and find out about its extensive offerings.

Killington’s Sherburne Library hosts concerts, clubs, classes and programs for all ages

By Polly Lynn

Yes, your local library still…

Kids’ birthday parties of yesteryear
Looking Back
June 23, 2016

Kids’ birthday parties of yesteryear

A group of friends met for breakfast the other day. One topic of conversation was children’s birthday parties in the 50s. A popular trend today is to celebrate at a rented venue. But we all remember our homes as “party headquarters” back in the day.

The Outside Story: Jack-in-the-pulpits
The Outside Story
June 23, 2016

The Outside Story: Jack-in-the-pulpits

Jack-in-the-pulpit–or is that Jill?

By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul

Jack-in-the-pulpits (Arisaema triphyllum) are not the most colorful spring flowers, but what they lack in beauty they make up for in interesting characteristics. These easily-identified plants are full of surprises, from their ability to change from male…

Please stop talking about “Game of Thrones”
Generation Y
June 23, 2016

Please stop talking about “Game of Thrones”

A serious question: is it possible in modern society to attend a social gathering without having to listen to a conversation about the latest episode of “Game of Thrones?” Am I the only person whose heart sinks at the inevitable moment in the evening when…

The Outside Story: Return of the bald eagle
The Outside Story
June 16, 2016

The Outside Story: Return of the bald eagle

By Michael J. Caduto To the delight of all who revel in the grace and beauty of nature, bald eagles are soaring above New England in numbers unseen for over a century. We’ve come a long way since the days when poor farming and logging…

Column
June 16, 2016

Living like Dad is saving my life

In celebration of Father’s Day, Leaha Mattinson explains how the powerful example set by her father is helping her fight against a deadly diagnosis By Leaha Mattinson As Father’s Day approaches, many of us take time to contemplate just how powerful the paternal influence can…

Pip is training me, too
Altitude Sickness
June 16, 2016

Pip is training me, too

I love this spring—the beautiful weather, good hiking, great climbing both at the gym and outdoors, and playing softball (for the first time in my life). I am on the Killington Deli team, and after a few disastrous early games, things are coming together nicely….

My presidential endorsement
Generation Y
June 16, 2016

My presidential endorsement

By Brett Yates

At the end of primary season, politicians who initially opposed their party’s nominee are forced either by fear of the other party’s nominee or by a need to preserve their own standing within their party to fall in line and endorse a…

Column
June 16, 2016

Act 46 merger votes yield mixed results

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger.org Voters went to the polls in Vermont towns Tuesday, June 7, to decide whether to merge school districts into larger units under Act 46. The law, enacted in 2015, provides incentives for town school districts to form larger regional school boards….