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Mountain Meditation
September 9, 2018

Valuable life lessons with a bear on your deck

By Marguerite Jill Dye

My favorite thing in all the world at this time in my life is spending time with our 3-year-old grandson, Silas. “Papa” and I recently spent several days trying to keep up with and care for him. Some conversations with…

Killington Uncorked
August 31, 2018

Red wine to pass time

By Becca Zidik As the weather gets chillier, and signs of fall are making appearances, staying inside starts to sound like a perfect pastime. And what better way to spend time inside than with a glass of ruby red Merlot from Estancia Vineyards. A…

Rockin’ The Region with Donavon Frankenreiter
Rockin' The Region
August 30, 2018

Rockin’ The Region with Donavon Frankenreiter

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg

This Saturday, Sept. 1, head to Killington Resort to listen to the cool jammin’ sounds of Donavon Frankenreiter. He is really excited to be coming back to the mountains of Killington.

Frankenreiter hails from California but moved to…

Money Matters
August 30, 2018

The ‘gig economy’ is not just for Millennials

While the emergence of the gig economy often is attributed to Millennials, MBO Partners’ 2017 survey found the full-time gig workforce is a generational mash-up. It includes 38 percent Millennials (ages 21 to 37), 27 percent Gen Xers (ages 38 to 52)  and 35 percent…

Looking Back
August 30, 2018

Friends from different generations

Conversations with friends always bring up interesting topics. A recent one led us to the subject of people in our lives, who, though much older than we were “back in the day”, later became our friends or coworkers as adults. Such relationships may seem a…

Rosy maple moth: contender for the cutest moth award
The Outside Story
August 30, 2018

Rosy maple moth: contender for the cutest moth award

By Barbara Mackay

The church service was about to begin when some breathless kids pulled me out of my seat to “come see this awesome, pretty, pink-and-yellow, fuzzy baby moth!” on the Sunday school door. It was a rosy maple moth, Dryocampa rubicunda, notable for…

The Movie Diary
August 30, 2018

Band on the run

By Dom Cioffi

Back in college, one of my roommates was in a band that became fairly popular around campus. They played gigs throughout our four-year tenure and enjoyed a loyal following among students.

By default, I became a roadie, helping to…

Money Matters
August 23, 2018

Income taxes are complex but logical

By Kevin Theissen

The Internal Revenue Service estimates that taxpayers and businesses spend 6.1 billion hours per year complying with tax-filing requirements. To put this into perspective, if all this work were done by a single company, it would need about 3 million…