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Movie Diary
March 6, 2019

Navigating the course

By Dom Cioffi

I’ve just returned from a week vacation in the mountains of Colorado. My wife, son and I journeyed to Aspen where we stayed at a beautiful hotel at the base of the main mountain. In fact, the gondola that takes you to…

The Outside Story
February 28, 2019

Just a random rock

By Dave Mance III

Act One opens in a forest on the western slopes of the Taconic Mountains in southwestern Vermont. A man in his 40’s is walking with his former high-school geology teacher – a man now in his 70’s. Amid the towering trees,…

Money Matters
February 28, 2019

When should you take Social Security? Sooner than you think!

ByKevin Theissen

The Social Security program allows you to start receiving benefits as soon as you reach age 62. The question is, should you?

Monthly payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits. The longer you wait (up to age 70), the larger…

Looking Back
February 28, 2019

Lost arts

By Mary Ellen Shaw

Not only do I qualify as an “oldie” but apparently my favorite hobby is classified by some as a “lost art.” I am told that numerous times as customers take a look at my items when I do a craft show.

Mountain Meditation
February 27, 2019

On healing

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“The power that made the body heals the body,” Dr. Joe Dispenza affirmed, after being hit and thrown by a semi truck during a triathlon. He replaced his fear by visualizing the reconstruction of his spine, which instructed his body to…

Movie Diary
February 27, 2019

Living the high life

By Dom Cioffi

My family and I are currently on a ski trip in Aspen, Colorado. It’s funny, just writing those words sounds entitled. Saying you’re on a ski trip to Killington is one thing, but a ski trip to Aspen is a whole different…

Mountain Meditation
February 20, 2019

It’s ‘ all in the family ’

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“I’ve been busy all my life – why stop now?” said Norman Lear with a grin at age 94. The legendary sitcom producer helped advance America in recognizing and confronting sexism, racism, and bigotry through humor. He started the conversation by…

Money Matters
February 20, 2019

Tax deductions we overlook the most

Who among us wants to pay the IRS more taxes than we have to?

While few may raise their hands, Americans regularly overpay because they fail to take tax deductions for which they are eligible. Let’s take a quick look at some of the most…

Feeding deer does much harm, little good
The Outside Story
February 20, 2019

Feeding deer does much harm, little good

By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul

A few winters back, a doe  frequented our compost heap. The garden fence around it proved an inadequate barrier, as she simply hopped over it to nosh on the rotting shards of jack-o-lanterns and the latest veggie scraps tossed atop the…