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Mountain Meditation
November 28, 2018

Rejuvenation, gratitude and blessings

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“What should I write my column about?” I asked my friends at our dining room table. Between bites of turkey and mashed potatoes, they offered ideas, one after the other.

“Gratitude,” newspaper reporter Francesca said. “It’s the season to remember how…

The Movie Diary
November 21, 2018

Giving thanks

By Dom Cioffi

Thanksgiving has transformed itself over the last several decades. No longer a one-day, solely American holiday, the Thanksgiving “festivities” now span from Wednesday, through the weekend, and into Monday.

First of all, it’s become customary to throw major parties on the Wednesday…

Rockin’ The Region with Michael Franti
Rockin' The Region
November 21, 2018

Rockin’ The Region with Michael Franti

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg

The 2018 FIS Women’s Ski World Cup in Killington is quite the event for the skiing spectator, but also for a music lover: DJ Paul Oakenfold, KT Tunstall, Guster and this week’s subject, Michael Franti. All the…

Mountain Meditation
November 20, 2018

Gratitude heals

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Did you know that the way we live and think about ourselves affects our longevity? Counting our blessings and feeling other positive emotions improves our health and extends our lives.

“Miracles occur when we step outside of convention,” Dr. Joe Dispenza,…

Column
November 13, 2018

Feeling down? It could be SAD

ByMarguerite Jill Dye

Since the leaves fell and gray skies appeared, bringing rain and more often now, snow, I realized I was feeling blue, unlike myself, with little joy. The hour changed, bringing darkness sooner, which didn’t improve my point of view. Had…

Moon phase and the rut
Column
November 13, 2018

Moon phase and the rut

By Dave Mance III

Deer hunters, like professional athletes, are always looking for an edge – it’s the nature of the pursuit. And so we’re susceptible to superstition, alluring gadgets, marketing campaigns. A classic genre that combines all three of those elements is…

Column
November 13, 2018

House shifts to the left

By Jim Harrison

Amid high turnout, likely fueled by the discourse in Washington and anti-Trump sentiment in Vermont, along with successful efforts of the Democrat/Progressives’ “get out the vote campaign,” the Vermont House made a shift to the left statewide.

The Movie Diary
November 13, 2018

You’re a mean one

By Dom Cioffi

As a young child, I reveled in picture books. It wasn’t that I loved to read so much as I loved looking at the illustrations. This is probably why, when I grew out of the picture book phase, my love…

Looking Back
November 9, 2018

From cords to cordless

I was watching a talk show recently where the star of “Young Sheldon,” 10-year-old Iain Armitage, was a guest.

He was asked what he thought about the various items on the set, many of which dated back to the years before he was born. The…

The Outside Story
November 9, 2018

Southern pine beetles march north

By Joe Rankin

As if the emerald ash borer’s incursion into northern New England wasn’t enough, now there’s another potentially devastating forest pest marching this way: the southern pine beetle.

Dendroctonus frontalis – the first name means “tree murderer,” we should note – is only…