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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…

Killington is back on top
Column
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…

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…

The Movie Diary
June 27, 2018

You’re ‘It’

By Dom Cioffi

Now that the school year is officially over, I’m determined to make sure my son is going to be suitably active for the summer break. Left to his own devices, I’m quite sure he would quarantine himself in our den,…

Mountain Meditation
June 8, 2018

On bears and quests

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Those of you who grew up in the Green Mountains of Vermont or other wilderness areas may take certain things for granted, but when I found bear poop just outside our bedroom window, I was excited and beside myself. As a Jersey…

Mountain Meditation
May 30, 2018

Springtime decluttering and the tapping solution

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Perched on the deck this shimmering hour, hummingbirds hum and songbirds sing. Pico and Killington peek through the trees as sunlight illuminates chartreuse spring leaves.

The peace on the deck contrasts sharply with the chaos I’ve created inside. A decluttering tornado…

The Movie Diary
May 30, 2018

Out with the old

By Dom Cioffi

Many years ago (just before the advent of the new millennium), I stood in the basement of my new home trying to envision a renovation project that would meet all my particular needs. At that point, the area was a dusty second…

Mountain Meditation
March 30, 2018

Biding time until the end with Doc Martin

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Since beginning to write this weekly column I’ve paid keen attention to current events. I try to write about relevant themes with substance, inspiration, and integrity. I feel a sense of responsibility and have tried to keep up and stay aware…