Tag Archives: march 8th

Altitude Sickness
March 8, 2017

Comedy, Ambien and the English Channel

So the SnowPlow comedy contest at the Outback was fun. I broke all my rules, went in with new material (I usually rehearse myself silly), and engaged in filthy blue comedy (I am usually a clean comic, but contests are always basically a parade of…

Column
March 8, 2017

Principle and prejudice

Writers of internet content are in general unoriginal, pandering, and shamelessly given to formula, so when one particular article becomes a successful and widely shared piece of clickbait, you can bet that other articles in same vein will follow. Was that dress blue and black…

The truth matters most

By Cal Garrison a.k.a Mother of the Skye

This week’s horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Cancer Moon. With an array of aspects that are superficially benign, looking under the surface there are other, not so neat-and-tidy angles that could blow us…

News Briefs
March 8, 2017

Rutland Region News Briefs

Rutland Free Library tightens belt

A $40,000 budget deficit has caused the Rutland Free Library to look for ways to economize in the 2017-2018 budget year. The shortfall is the result of lower interest returns on library endowments, combined with Rutland City Board of Aldermen…

News Briefs
March 8, 2017

Lakes Region News Briefs

Castleton Community Center adds board members, plans March activities

CASTLETON—Joan Chader and Mary Beth Hadeka joined the Castleton Community Seniors board at that group’s February meeting. Chader and her husband moved to their Lake Bomoseen home in 2002. Hadeka and her husband have lived in…

Rockin’ the region with Low Country Funk
Column
March 8, 2017

Rockin’ the region with Low Country Funk

Make sure you head to Outback Pizza on Saturday night at 9 p.m. to see Low Country Funk (LCF). I first saw them in December at the memorial tribute concert for Steve Audsley. I had already seen most of the acts on the bill, but…

Column
March 8, 2017

Present and accounted for

By Dom Cioffi

Does the name Andy Whitfield ring a bell? Unless you’re 35 or younger and a frequent attendee at Comic-Con, probably not. Born in Wales in 1971, Whitfield initially studied to become an engineer, and at the age of 28, moved to Sydney,…