Category Archives: Columns

Based on the book

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Pop some popcorn and settle in to read books that inspired movies. This year the nominees for the Academy Awards included several movies based on…

The new normal?: When changes in behavior warrant a trip to the vet

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH As most of you know I’m slightly neurotic when it comes to my pets. I check them all the time, I subject them to…

Bagels for breakfast: Yes, you really can make them at home!

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES For all my talk about getting away from breakfast, I’m afraid we’re back again, folks. What can I say? I just love baked goods, and a…

Will Vermont change the tenor, or the tenor Vermont?

By JIM LOWE The Lowe Down When Boston tenor Joshua Collier came to Vermont last June to perform in Puccini’s “Il trittico” with Opera Company of Middlebury, he and his…

The heart of the matter: Quick and easy heartworm prevention for your furry Valentine

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to talk about heartworm disease, because it is a day to celebrate hearts. Some of us have exciting…

Give Yourself a Hygge

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Writers often hear the advice that they shouldn’t wait for inspiration, that inspiration is gained by putting pen to paper (fingers to keyboard). Some…

Comfort food overload? Get a taste of the tropics with fresh citrus fruits

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES It’s about this time of year when I start to get a little restless with winter cooking. Stews and soups all start to taste the same…

The Sticky Situation of Non-stick Cookware

Lindsay Courcelle A HEALTHY DOSE As I cleaned one of our cast-iron pans a few months back after making scrambled eggs for the millionth time, I mentioned to my husband…

Open wide: Why dental care is so important for your pet

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So now that we have covered heart disease, we’re moving on to dental health. February is pet dental health month. Sure, dogs have stinky…

Kitchen Olympics: Go for the gold with this easy Korean-themed dish

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES Have you noticed a bit of a theme in the last few columns? With the exception of Steve’s last one, there’s been a real breakfast vibe…