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July 27, 2017

A celebration of creativity

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Exactly one year ago I wrote my first weekly column in the Mountain Times when a Canada lynx kitten was perched outside our home upon our return from Woodstock. The magnificent creature appeared during the annual Bookstock literary festival and seemed like…

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July 27, 2017

Remembering Rutland’s first pool

By Mary Ellen Shaw

In the heat of summer I can’t help but think of the many days back in the 50s and 60s that I spent at the Rutland City pool.

It was located on the west side on North Main Street where there…

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July 27, 2017

Rebels without a cause

By Brett Yates

When I read about the fiasco that ensued when the South Burlington School Board decided to change the nickname of the local high school’s sports teams, I had a moment of déja vu that took a few minutes of Googling to resolve.

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July 27, 2017

Women and the retirement savings gap

By Kevin Theissen

America Saves, a national campaign that promotes savings, notes significant differences in savings between men and women. A survey showed that women displayed a greater interest in savings, but there was no greater savings effort or savings effectiveness compared to men. But just two years…

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July 26, 2017

Music to my ears

By Dom Cioffi

This past Saturday I announced to my wife that I was headed out to do some errands. I then took a quick shower, gathered some snacks for the ride, and jumped into my truck to leave. But while it was true that I had…

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July 20, 2017

The dirt on moles

By Susan Shea

My dog watched intently as an area of soil in our backyard vibrated and formed a slight ridge. Suddenly he began digging, revealing a mole below ground. Before Cody could pounce, I grabbed his collar and pulled him away.

This was not…

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July 20, 2017

The happiest countries in the world

By Kevin Theissen

If you live in Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, or Finland, then you’re among the happiest people in the world. On the other hand, if you reside in Sierra Leone, Bulgaria, Egypt, Palestinian Territories, or Tunisia, you’re among the least happy, according to the…

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July 20, 2017

This summer’s athletic stupidity challenges unveiled

By Brady Crain

I have spent a lot of time since this lumbar surgery (left side L3-4 foraminotomy/facetectomy – didn’t need a laminectomy because the disc was already gone) walking, swimming, icing, and stressing about what was going to happen if I spent $3,000 or…