Category Archives: Columns

Fairy Tales Aren’t Just for Children

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Once upon a time, you probably heard a fairy tale or two. From “Beauty and the Beast” to “The Wild Swans,” there are numerous stories…

One night in Memphis: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash

By JIM LOWE Staff Writer On Dec. 4, 1956, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash found themselves in an impromptu jam session at Sun Record Studios…

Rain, rain, go away…: Indoor activities can keep pets active and entertained

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH There seems to be a rule these last couple weeks that it rains when I am out of work and is sunny while I’m…

Messy memories: Updating a school lunch favorite

By Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES When’s the last time you had a sloppy joe? I bet it’s been a while. These fun to eat, loose meat-filled sandwiches are often considered…

‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’:: What happens when Nora returns?

Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN It was the door slam heard around the world, when Nora Helmer walked out on her husband in Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 dramatic masterpiece, “A Doll’s…

Q&A By Mike Sabataso: August 2, 2018

Have you ever had the experience of fishing before? If not would you ever try it? Christoffer Donahue Yes, I have, and my favorite kind of fishing is bass fishing….

Pet preparedness: How to keep your four-footed family members safe during an emergency

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH I was recently watching some footage from the hurricanes last year, hearing statistics about the number of pets lost and thinking about disasters and…

Rumpus! The Best of Rutland County’s storytellers are coming to town

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Earlier this year, a crew from CBS News came to Vermont on a fly-by visit (literally — they used a drone for some footage)…

Janet Fredericks’ view of her earth: ‘Land Marks: The Land We Mark, Marks Us’

By VICTORIA CRAIN Arts Correspondent The eagle’s eye: That’s the view of American topography Janet Fredericks presents for our consideration. “Land Marks … The Land We Mark, Marks Us” is…

Say it ain’t so: Don’t believe everything you hear when it comes to your pets

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Every once in a while I get a drive to do a mythbusters article. Usually, as with this time, the urge is brought on…