Category Archives: Columns

Childhood revisited

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT When you visit the Rutland Free Library during the summer, you will see posted a colorful array of names representing the many children who are…

The Magic of Music

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY A couple of Thursdays ago, my husband and I drove our daughter down to Worcester, Ma., where she was to attend Harmony Explosion Camp…

FruIt to go: a lunch box classic you can make at home

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I don’t know about today, but in the mid-1990s, Fruit Roll-ups were in all the cool kids’ lunch boxes. Needless to say, they were not in…

More straight poop — Q & A

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Whenever my dog has something different happen he gets diarrhea. This can be workers at the house, or when he goes to board. What…

Delightful entertainment, just in time

By Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN WESTON — Imagine working for Barbra Streisand in her own personal shopping mall. That’s exactly what Alex More does in Jonathan Tolins’ delightful flight-of-fancy…

Q&A by Mike Sabataso: August 10, 2017

Do you prefer to visit the lake or an ocean? Deb Hedding I prefer the ocean because I love the sound of the waves and the relaxing atmosphere.   Patti…

Zucchini Slice: For When Nature’s Bounty Overflows

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES When I was growing up in Australia, the after-school snack was an incredibly important and treasured part of my day, as I am sure it is…

The straight poop on digestive disorders

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH It goes into their mouth as kibble, treats or a weird gelatin meat pâté, and comes out as feces. Typically, we don’t think too…

A seismic shift for Weston Playhouse?

Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN It’s hard to remember when Weston Playhouse wasn’t the foremost professional theater in Vermont. It began its spectacular growth 30 years ago, when three young…

Hold the mayo

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES There’s something about mayonnaise that’s always bothered me. Mostly, I think it’s the consistency. Mayo is offputtingly gelatinous, and whether it’s being scooped out of a…