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Mountain Meditation
October 11, 2018

Autumn is a time for change

By Marguerite Jill Dye Beholding the majesty of Vermont, I’m in awe of the nature around us. I’ve also been wondering just how it relates to our current state of affairs. So I’ll share a few thoughts and poems I’ve written on their possible…

Mountain Meditation
October 5, 2018

It’s time

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“Empathy, not apathy, is going to change the world,” Seane Corn declared in the Sounds True Summit, “Waking Up in the World.”

“Empathy” is to identify with the feelings, thoughts, and attitudes of another. “Apathy,” also from Greek, is the…

The Movie Diary
October 5, 2018

School is in session

By Dom Cioffi

We’re only a month into the school year and I’ve already found myself at a parent/teacher conference. Nothing bad has happened with our teenage son, but my wife and I wanted to make sure that he was on track before the year…

Rockin’ The Region with Pianos for Peace
Rockin' The Region
October 3, 2018

Rockin’ The Region with Pianos for Peace

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg

There’s a cool event happening Oct. 7 at Artistree in South Pomfret: Renowned composer/pianist Malek Jandali brings his Pianos for Peace show with local pianist Will Drebitko opening, a 4 p.m. show. I had the utmost pleasure of speaking with…

Mountain Meditation
September 28, 2018

The New Deal’s Vermont legacy

By Marguerite Jill Dye

We paid a visit to the Bennington Museum, eager to see the paintings and prints of “Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont,” which is on exhibit through Nov. 4.

At the entrance to the museum I…

Mountain Meditation
September 21, 2018

Climate change in Vermont

What do bets on the ice melt date in Joe’s Pond and apple blossom notes of Vermont farmers have in common? Both contributed to the creation of the first-state-in-the-nation Vermont Climate Assessment. The 2014 Vermont report combines local data from University of Vermont and state…

The Movie Diary
September 13, 2018

Life in the fast lane

By Dom Cioffi

I spent this past week in Boston. I was there with a couple of my coworkers attending a marketing conference. Our goal was to pick up some valuable knowledge concerning the future of online marketing, which is changing rapidly.

Killington Uncorked
September 13, 2018

Clown Shoes ought to fit!

By Becca Zidik

Crisp air and cool nights signify the change in seasons, a time that we all look forward to. Instead of the cliche PSL (pumpkin spice latte) or cinnamon apple cider, consider a refreshing glass of Clown Shoes beer! Straight…

Mountain Meditation
September 13, 2018

The best of Vermont

By Marguerite Jill Dye

We welcomed our friends from Avignon, France, Colette and Jean-Paul Pascal, with a fête. We explored our region on “Very Vermont” excursions and hikes. One lovely day at Silver Lake, Judy took Colette on her first kayak trip. We…

Looking Back
September 13, 2018

The days of cows and horses

By Mary Ellen Shaw

When you have lived long enough in the City of Rutland to remember the days of cows and horses then you know that you have been around for awhile!

Back in the 50s there was still some farmland…