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    July 20, 2016

    Palate pleaser: Lake House has new chef

    By Courtney Widli Correspondent After moving his family to Danby in 1999 from Denver, Colo., Executive Chef Jon Gatewood of the Lake House Pub and Gri...
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    July 13, 2016

    Quality and value: Stephen Sawyer’s Ta...

    By BRUCE EDWARDS Correspondent It’s not a profession for the faint of heart. The restaurant business can be unforgiving, but over the years Stephen ...
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    July 13, 2016

    Consistent quality and hard work: Local ...

    By BRUCE EDWARDS Correspondent For Donald Billings, being a restaurateur runs in the family. His grandparents owned the Waybury Inn in East Middlebury...
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    July 6, 2016

    Next generation: Jay Sabataso owns and o...

    By Courtney Widli Correspondent Inspired by his family’s deep roots in the restaurant industry, taking on a culinary career path was simply a family...
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    June 29, 2016

    Local boy makes good (food)

    By Janelle Faignant Correspondent It was a paella, that turned out to be the best meal he ever made. Or one of them anyway. “A Spanish seafood dish ...
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Chef Jon Gatewood

Palate pleaser: Lake House has new chef

By Courtney Widli Correspondent After moving his family to Danby in 1999 from Denver, Colo., Executive Chef Jon Gatewood of the Lake House Pub and Grille has since found his…

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+FIVE: July 21-July 27, 2016

FARM TALK Small Scale Regenerative Agriculture & Forest Farming July 23 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wild Roots Farm, 195 Sherman’s Lane Bristol Join Jon Turner of Wild Roots Farm,…

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Arts Preview: July 21-July 27

Arts Preview Manchester Music MANCHESTER – Mozart, Handel and Chopin, plus a world premiere, will be on the 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28 program, at Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Arkell…

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Nightlife: July 21-July 27, 2016

Danby: July 21 – 23 Pickin’ & Grinin’ Danby Olde Country & Bluegrass Festival, Outdoor event; rain or shine. Large tents – bring a chair. Food concession. 50/50 raffles. Blueridge…

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Books Checked Out: Vermont History

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Vermont may be small, but it boasts a long and interesting history. There are numerous general books about the state’s past, and others that focus…

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Criminal Acts: ‘Orange is the New Black’ delivers a powerful, relevant fourth season

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent It’s a morbid coincidence that I finished season four of “Orange is the New Black” the same week that Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot…

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In ‘Forever,’ tragedy compels new life

By Jim Lowe Correspondent Dael Orlandersmith’s “Forever” is a riveting tale of a young woman, oppressed by a broken but dominating mother, reinventing herself, finding the family she can relate…

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TV competition worth watching

By Steve Peters Rutland Bites What’s with American cooking shows? It’s all yelling and dish smashing and mockery these days. There’s no balance between educating and entertaining like Alton Brown’s…

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Paddling in search of happiness

By Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Larry Jensen of Poultney, a self-described writer, poet and philosopher, is just trying to stay afloat this summer. Launching from Alburgh on July…

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Made in the shade: Cool summertime fun for dogs

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH I’ve already talked about some heat safety tips, but it is looking like this summer will give us plenty more super hot days. So…