Tag Archives: Christmas

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…

Billings continues Christmas at the Farm
Arts, Dining & Entertainment
December 21, 2017

Billings continues Christmas at the Farm

WOODSTOCK—Discover the traditions of a late 19th century Vermont Christmas with a visit to the Billings Farm & Museum this holiday season. Christmas at the Billings Farm will be featured on weekends in December and Dec. 23-Jan. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (excluding Christmas day). Tour the authentically decorated farmhouse, visit…

Arts, Dining & Entertainment
December 20, 2017

Skate with Santa!

Thursday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-12 noon—RUTLAND—Rutland Recreation & Parks Department offers a chance to skate with the season’s hero — Santa! Head to the ice at Giorgetti Park for a skate with Santa on Thursday, Dec. 21. Jolly Ol’ St. Nick will be in the arena…

Hatchimal Christmas craze
Local News
December 28, 2016

Hatchimal Christmas craze

By Polly Lynn

Hatchimals— interactive, furry creature that hatches out of an egg and grow with care—were the must-have item for many this Christmas. Kids must coax the mystery creature out of its shell.  Once out, the Hatchimal must be “raised” through three stages. Since…

The trees of Christmas past and future
Column
December 28, 2016

The trees of Christmas past and future

By Patrick White

You picked it out, maybe cut it down, brought it home, watered it, and decorated it. But do you know what species of tree that is, surrounded by presents in your living room? If you purchased your Christmas tree rather than cutting…

Christmas in the 1950s
Looking Back
January 6, 2016

Christmas in the 1950s

As a young child in the 50s I remember sitting at a pullout-top desk in our living room, writing my letter to Santa. If selected, it would be read at 4 p.m. on a local radio station. Santa would be sure to say that he…