Category Archives: Columns

A gift that cuts the mustard: Give something homemade from your kitchen this holiday season

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Homemade gifts always win in my book. Anyone who takes the time to make me something, no matter what it is, has put time and a…

A Patch in the Sun

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Devon, our thirteen-year-old cat, is king around here. Born, and within days orphaned, in a Mississippi barn, we rescued him and his sister from…

Pearly whites: Why dental care for your pets is so important

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH There are some topics I like more than others, which means you get to read about them more often. One of these topics is…

New England Book Awards

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Autumn in New England means colorful foliage and the announcement of the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA) New England Book Award winners. NEIBA considers…

One size fits all…not: Think twice before leaving a living gift under the tree

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So, as some of us start our holiday shopping around now, some have finished, and some will start in about two weeks. I fall…

Pho-nomenal!: A Worthwhile All-Day Kitchen Project

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES Confession: I don’t really “do” Thanksgiving. I love the concept (controversial roots aside) of a day of the year when we all stop to reflect on…

Where’s an elf whenyou need one? Tips to de-stress your holidays

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I have to admit that I actually enjoy this hectic time of year, especially all of the opportunities to cook. I know that’s nuts, right? But…

Walking in a winter wonderland: Don’t let the cold weather keep you and your dog inside this winter

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Several days have gone by where I haven’t seen my horse or walked my dogs in daylight. With such reduced daylight hours my plans…

Natural Cold Remedies to Keep You Well

Lindsay Courcelle A HEALTHY DOSE As a parent of a toddler, I somewhat dread the colder half of the year for a simple reason: sickness. It seems that there is…

Defining Community

Joanna Tebbs Young Circles of Community This past week one of my online students, Caleb, shared how he invites neighbors and friends over to Shabbat dinner on Friday nights, opening…