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  • My healthcare is making me sick…

    Columns  > Boomers

    I have to do it once a year, whether I like it or not. No, it's not an annual physical. No, it's not an annual pap test. No, it's not an annual mammogram, colonoscopy or other radioactive assault on my body. It's a blood tes ... full story

  • Think you got a “deal” at Amazon or eBay? Double check!

    Columns  > Opinion

    The latest thing in internet marketing is an ever-increasing number of "home retailers" who work completely out of thin air: no inventory, no office, no staff, nothing! They spend their time locating items from legitimate su ... full story

  • Did you say you want a revolution?

    Columns  > Boomers

    We Boomers were a generation of revolutions - sexual, political and for this Boomer, the most prolific was the musical revolution. I spent many an hour watching the revolutions of my 45 RPM singles and 33 1/3 RPM albums on ... full story

  • Does anyone ever floss?

    Columns  > Generation Y

    Have you ever flossed? Do you know anyone who has flossed? Do you even know what "flossing" is? These questions are not jokes. Once in a while I stop by a dentist's office so that he can get a look at my blackened, rottin ... full story

  • Take a chill pill before you get behind the wheel

    Columns  > Boomers

    I have a 15-minute commute to work each morning. For the bulk of it, the speed limit is 55. It's not a bad drive, traffic typically flows without interruption. Right before approaching the downtown area, there are plen ... full story

  • Live in concert, an experience

    Columns  > Generation Y

    Do you like live music? To be honest, I'm not sure that I do. Yet I sometimes feel that it might not be possible to be a semi-hip young person without liking it. Notwithstanding all the ways in which convenient, person ... full story

  • The challenge of wine tasting, from casual observer to Master Sommelier

    Columns  > Opinion

    If you like wine, you might like the movie Somm. I recently enjoyed watching the story about a few guys preparing for the Master Sommelier test, arguably one of the hardest tests to pass. Only slightly more than 200 peop ... full story

  • Snow storm preparation just ain’t what it used to be

    Columns  > Boomers

    As I write this column, the East is being hammered by a storm of epic proportions. Vermonters know well the effects of a classic Nor'easter. But those who live in the Southeast are simply not equipped to handle snow, ... full story

  • SafeArt Teen Ensemble demonstrates healing through artistic expression

    Columns  > Opinion

    KILLINGTON - On Monday, Feb. 3, Tracy Penfield brought her SafeArt Teen Ensemble to the Ann Wallen Room at the Sherburne Memorial Library. The evening started with a portrayal of those annoying people out there who alw ... full story

  • Can the United States win the Olympics?

    Columns  > Generation Y

    One thing that many Team USA supporters may not have realized four years ago at the end of the Vancouver Games, when the United States finished behind both Germany and Canada in the gold column of the medal table, was ... full story

  • Leone’s Legends: Seven from Heaven, the must-have albums of early rock ‘n’ roll

    Columns  > Opinion

    Well, I'm back with my Legends column in the realm of rock 'n' roll, a subject I've been known to pontificate on endlessly for the past 30 years or so. Whether it's a "stranded on a desert island" scenario or suggestions ... full story

  • Does every cloud still have a silver lining?

    Columns  > Boomers

    I was waiting for the elevator to go to lunch last week. Yes, I should have been taking the stairs instead, but I was very hungry. There were two women also waiting for the elevator. They were from the architectural fir ... full story

  • The Outside Story Frost heaves: Nature’s speed bumps

    Columns  > Opinion

    I'm driving to work too fast, late as usual, trying to make up for those last five minutes I spent puttering around my house when I should have gotten out the door. I lean on the accelerator a little and grab my trus ... full story

  • 20 creative household tips

    Columns  > Generation Y

    I'm in the second half of my 20s now, which means it's time for me to move away from the dorm-room mentality and turn my house into a real home - by filling it with nifty DIY projects, ostentatiously cozy touches, imag ... full story

  • Castleton Corner: Graduation day looms large

    Columns  > Opinion

    Graduation is right around the corner. Ok, May is four months away but still, it's pretty scary. Everyone these days seems to be asking me and my friends the same day-old question: "what do you want to do with your life. ... full story

  • The top 10 movies of 2013, according to me

    Columns  > Generation Y

    Sometime in December, professional critics produce their year-end Top 10 lists of movies the rest of us haven't seen yet. In January or February, once I've watched most of the contenders (by whatever means necessary - ... full story

  • Sometimes coming full circle is a good thing

    Columns  > Boomers

    I just moved into a new home. I did it two days after Christmas which was not the best timing, but it saved me a boatload of money that can go into my retirement account instead. These days, the main focus is the retir ... full story

  • Leone’s Legends: What ever happened to the western?

    Columns  > Opinion

    "My baby loves the western movies, my baby loves the western movies" that's the name of the song from the classic (but not quite legendary) R&B group called the Olympics from back in the late 50s, and yes there was ... full story

  • 2013: The year in review

    Columns  > Generation Y

    JANUARY: The shower curtain in my bathroom becomes moldy enough to necessitate the purchase of a new one. I spend a few minutes at the store pondering the competing merits of transparent shower curtains and opaque ones ... full story

  • Gift-of-Life victory: Being the first to know

    Columns  > Opinion

    Editor's note: Cristina Kumka is a freelance reporter and volunteer in Rutland and Killington. This first-person column reflects her experience giving blood and getting others to do so during last week's Gift-of-Life m ... full story

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