Column

The Movie Diary
July 12, 2018

Breaking the spell

By Dom Cioffi

So, as I outlined in last week’s column, prior to the start of the summer break, my wife and I made the decision to send our teenage son to a 30-day camp meant to enrich lives and motivate young men to become…

Mountain Meditation
July 11, 2018

Why volunteering is not enough

By Marguerite Jill Dye

A family friend of 60 years responded to my open letter to Pope Francis, printed in last week’s Mountain Times. She sent me a beautiful message in response to my comments that “America has lost its compassion for the suffering” and…

Killington Uncorked
July 11, 2018

Refreshing wines for hot days

By Becca Zidik

July heat got you down? Don’t worry, us too. Cue Domain Pichot Vouvray Chenin Blanc. This semi-dry, medium-bodied wine will give you the best of both worlds from one of the oldest family-owned wineries in a petit village: Vouvray, France.

Tropical senses…

Column
July 11, 2018

Legislative update: Reflections

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

With the conclusion of the Vermont legislative session, I will be taking a break from the regular updates until after the elections. I hope you have enjoyed the reports via email or in this paper. If…

Looking Back
July 5, 2018

The days of trading stamps

In today’s world you can save money by downloading coupons to your phone and save money as you shop. Of course, if you follow my column on a regular basis you know that I don’t do that from my 2003 Tracfone!

Back…

The Outside Story
July 5, 2018

Web decorations

By Rachel Marie Sargent

When I was little and tagging along when my dad tended his vegetables, I would sometimes find large black and yellow garden spiders. They were beautiful, and I noticed they had a curious trait: they often added a bright…

Killington Uncorked
July 5, 2018

Your tastebuds will dance with this

By Becca Zidik

’Tis the season for skippin’, flip-floppin’, and of course, sippin’… on that wine you’ve wanted to try since you heard about it on Twitter exactly three and a half days ago.

California’s acclaimed Napa Valley is home to Silverado Vineyards….

Mountain Meditation
July 5, 2018

Open letter to Pope Francis

By Marguerite Jill Dye (Her 100th Column!)

Your Holiness,

Although I believe we’ve never met in person, I feel as if I know you. Our lives overlapped for a time in Buenos Aires when you were the Superior of the Society of the…

The Movie Diary
July 5, 2018

‘Jurassic World’ falls short

By Dom Cioffi

 My wife and I took our son to summer camp this past weekend for a four-week program meant to build character and enrich young lives. Our son, however, would have preferred to stay home to play video games for the…