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December 18, 2018

A holiday gift

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Do you have a friend whose healing hugs and spoken words encourage and inspire you? Do you have a friend who sees your strengths and teaches you how to overcome weaknesses? I do. Argentine born artist Graciela Giles emanates…

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December 18, 2018

American Mountain Ash: A rosaceae by any other name..

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By Laurie D. Morrissey

There’s a giant living in northern Coös County, New Hampshire. It’s a 61-foot tall tree, the country’s largest known American mountain ash. At last measurement, it stood at a height of 61 feet and had a circumference…

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December 18, 2018

Decorations and memories

Some of us (and that includes me) have had our Christmas decorations up since the day after Thanksgiving. But by mid-December “the spirit moves” just about everyone.

As you bring out your boxes of decorations you will find them filled not…

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December 11, 2018

Wednesday

Dec. 12

KILLINGTON

6 p.m. Liquid Art Open Mic with Fiddlewitch

7:30 p.m. Sushi Yoshi Music Trivia Bingo with DJ Dave

PAWLET

7 p.m. The Barn Restaurant and Tavern “Pickin’ in Pawlet”

POULTNEY

5 p.m….

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December 11, 2018

The social network

By Dom Cioffi

A couple weeks ago I sat down at my computer, cup of coffee in hand, and pulled up the morning’s email. I rifled through the prerequisite offers for discount drugs, quickly deleting them as fast as I could read…

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December 11, 2018

Mountain Meditation: Giving through serving

By Marguerite Jill Dye

This time of year, we often reach out to loved ones and sometimes to people we haven’t met yet. It’s a time to give gifts and bestow blessings through kind actions because some of the best gifts cannot be…

The porcupine
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December 11, 2018

The porcupine

By Carolyn Lorié

I once lived in a cottage perched atop a sloping field in Western Massachusetts. It was the lone structure at the edge of undeveloped forest and sat far from the road. The cottage had a large front deck…

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December 7, 2018

The outdoor world is my studio

I’m inspired by artists’ journeys and the quality of their powerful work on an international blog that features 52 artists each year. It’s called “Artists Tell Their Stories.” Beginning Dec. 6, I’m honored to be the artist of the week. Along with showing colorful paintings…

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December 5, 2018

Rockin’ the Region with Brad Morgan

By Dave Hoffenberg

“Sing us a song you’re the piano man.

Sing us a song tonight

Well we’re all in the mood for a melody

And you got us feeling alright,” sang Billy Joel.

Brad Morgan is the piano…

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December 5, 2018

One for the ages

By Dom Cioffi

On March 24, 1975, in Summit County, Ohio, a heavyweight boxing match was held between Muhammad Ali and a relatively obscure fighter named Chuck Wepner.

Wepner was a journeyman boxer with a semi-respectable record. What he was…