Tag Archives: december 2016

In the flow
Column
December 21, 2016

In the flow

 

By Marguerite Jill Dye

I confided to my friend that in spite of the holidays, I’ve felt down about our nation’s current events and guessed I should read “Mein Kampf” to better understand the mind of a dictator. She said “Get out of the…

Winter memories are made of this
News Briefs
December 21, 2016

Winter memories are made of this

By Karen D. Lorentz

If there is any ski topic that perplexes me, it is the issue of comparing skiing today to the “good old days.” Most folks who skied in the 1950s and 1960s will tell you the “good old days” were not so…

News Briefs
December 21, 2016

Rutland Region News Briefs

Board of Alderman contest gets early start RUTLAND—Although petitions to run for the Board of Aldermen are due in late January, Alderman Christopher Ettori has already announced his intent to run for reelection. Alderman Tom DePoy has also confirmed he intends to run for reelection,…

Rubies of winter
Arts, Dining & Entertainment
December 14, 2016

Rubies of winter

By Dr. Leonard Perry, Horticulture Professor Emeritus, UVM

Shrubs with red berries come in handy this time of year for use in holiday decorations and arrangements, for feeding wildlife, and for brightening landscapes. Although the well-known American and Chinese hollies can’t be grown in many…

Sports
December 7, 2016

Competitor earnings

In 1971 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) changed the “amateur status” requirement for Olympic participation to allow athletes who receive sponsorships and endorsement deals to participate, i.e., professional racers could take part. However, it was 1978 before the Ted Stevens Act enabled the adoption of…