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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…

Rockin’ The Region with Brothers Flynn
Rockin' The Region
July 5, 2018

Rockin’ The Region with Brothers Flynn

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg

Red, white, blue, orange and green. Happy Fourth of July, everyone. If you’re looking for something to do the coming weekend, head to McGrath’s Irish Pub in Killington, and see the great Irish duo, Brothers Flynn. They’ll be playing July 6-7,…

Killington is back on top
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June 29, 2018

Killington is back on top

By Dave Hoffenberg

It took a little while, but Killington Resort has made it back to where they were all of last season – in first place. To get there they had to fight two teams on the Bridgewater battle field: McGrath’s Sushi and…

Rockin’ The Region with Gypsy Reel
Rockin' The Region
June 28, 2018

Rockin’ The Region with Gypsy Reel

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg

For the past 36 years, Gypsy Reel has been Celtic rockin’ around Vermont. I’ve seen them a few times and it’s a show not to be missed. Gypsy Reel’s line-up includes hot banjoist Claudine Langille, formerly of Touchstone, the sensational…

Mountain Meditation
June 28, 2018

On which side of history do you stand?

By Marguerite Jill Dye Butterflies danced among blackberry bushes, reminding me of the butterfly effect used by shamans worldwide to transport themselves to other places as a healing tool. Robins passed by with nest-building materials and a hummingbird perched above my head. Then the…