Category Archives: Columns

‘Anne of Green Gables’: Weston showcases theater’s next generation

Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN When the Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford musical adaptation of “Anne of Green Gables,” the L.M. Montgomery classic, opened in New York in 2007, critic…

Look before you leap: Some important things to consider before committing to pet ownership

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So, it will not come as a shock to you that my pets are just about my favorite things in the world. They keep…

Guides for the Golden Years

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Time marches on. One morning you’re a sprightly youth with no cares in the world, and then before you know it, you’re a gray-haired senior…

You can come home: New York Philharmonic cellist returns to his Vermont roots

Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN When asked how he became a cellist, Eric Bartlett responded, “Practice, practice, practice! … Oh, that’s Carnegie Hall!” The Marlboro native and member of the…

Travel tips: Things to remember to keep vacations relaxing for you and your pets

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Schools are getting out shortly, and people are planning or leaving on their summer vacations. I am a hopeless traveler and typically prefer to…

Not your grandmother’s Betty: Updating some old ideas from the Betty Crocker Cookbook

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I recently inherited my grandmother’s copy of “Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook,” a book created by General Mills specifically for the 1950s housewife. In case you didn’t…

Where our strength lies

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Over five years ago, in the very first “Circles of Community” column, I wrote: “Humans are innately social, communal and creative creatures, whose ancestors…

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’: André Previn’s opera delivers the power

Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN Two American icons shared history when André Previn set Tennessee Williams’ 1947 masterpiece, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” to music as an opera in 1998. “The…

The Healing Power of Flower Essences

Lindsay Courcelle A HEALTHY DOSE A bouquet of flowers is not often thought of as healing, but most of us can recognize how a vase full of blooming beauties can…

The heat is on: tips to help your pets enjoy the summer

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Though it is barely June, it is already time to write a summer heat article. My heat-loving dogs think their dreams have come true,…