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Killington Uncorked
September 13, 2018

Clown Shoes ought to fit!

By Becca Zidik

Crisp air and cool nights signify the change in seasons, a time that we all look forward to. Instead of the cliche PSL (pumpkin spice latte) or cinnamon apple cider, consider a refreshing glass of Clown Shoes beer! Straight…

Mountain Meditation
September 9, 2018

Valuable life lessons with a bear on your deck

By Marguerite Jill Dye

My favorite thing in all the world at this time in my life is spending time with our 3-year-old grandson, Silas. “Papa” and I recently spent several days trying to keep up with and care for him. Some conversations with…

Killington Uncorked
August 31, 2018

Red wine to pass time

By Becca Zidik As the weather gets chillier, and signs of fall are making appearances, staying inside starts to sound like a perfect pastime. And what better way to spend time inside than with a glass of ruby red Merlot from Estancia Vineyards. A…

Looking Back
August 30, 2018

Friends from different generations

Conversations with friends always bring up interesting topics. A recent one led us to the subject of people in our lives, who, though much older than we were “back in the day”, later became our friends or coworkers as adults. Such relationships may seem a…

The Movie Diary
August 30, 2018

Band on the run

By Dom Cioffi

Back in college, one of my roommates was in a band that became fairly popular around campus. They played gigs throughout our four-year tenure and enjoyed a loyal following among students.

By default, I became a roadie, helping to…

Column
August 10, 2018

Freezing corn and other August gardening tips

By Leonard Perry, UVM Horticulturist & Charlie Nardozzi, Garden Consultant

Freezing corn for winter enjoyment, starting fall greens in the garden, and dividing some perennials are gardening activities for this month.

Harvest sweet corn early in the day for the best flavor. Squeeze…

Mountain Meditation
August 9, 2018

Dreams are clues to our mind-body connection

By Marguerite Jill Dye

One might assume the mind-body connection would be obvious once we become ill, but sometimes we’re too busy chasing symptoms to see their significance in our lives. Louise Hay’s book, “You Can Heal Your Life,” lists ailments with their emotional…

Killington Uncorked
July 26, 2018

Sun-filled summer days

By Becca Zidik

Vis pour voyager, et voyager pour vivre!  Translation: Live to travel, and travel to live – with a getaway to Southern France! Sunglasses and suntans are reminiscent of Biscaye Baie Sauvignon Blanc from the Gascony region of France. Known for…

Mountain Meditation
July 25, 2018

Gratitude power!

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around,” Willie Nelson wrote.

Who’d ever imagine how great the power of gratitude is? Just making a list for a couple of weeks of two or more experiences we’re…

Killington Uncorked
July 20, 2018

Wine sampling and lingo lessons

By Becca Zidik

From premier wine tastings to exquisite hors d’oeuvres, there’s no better way to wind down after Wine Fest’s activities than relaxing at the Summit Pond. After a day of tasting some of the world’s most prestigious wine from Austria, Italy, Spain, and…