Category Archives: Columns

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Matters of the Heart: Part 2: Common cardiac conditions in cats and dogs

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Valentine’s Day may be over now, but that just means all the candy is on super sale. While we stock up on truffles and…

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The Lowe Down: What will Trump do to the arts?

By Jim Lowe The Lowe Down While the country is reeling — some celebrating — over the havoc wreaked by the first weeks of the presidency of Donald J. Trump…

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Birthday Desserts: Tiramisu isn’t as challenging as you think

By Steve Peters Rutland Bites Happy birthday, to me. It’s my birthday this week, and in celebration, I made myself my favorite dessert: tiramisu. Tiramisu is made with a light…

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Michael Kingsbury, Storyteller

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY “It’s a symbiotic relationship between storyteller and audience. We’re all similar.” Meet Michael Kingsbury. Michael is a storyteller (as well as husband, father, vocational…

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Matters of the heart: Why heartworm prevention is so important

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH On Valentine’s day we think about hearts, flowers and chocolate (and love, of course.) The trouble is that I just don’t love chocolate as…

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Music masters celebrate 40 years

By JIM LOWE THE LOWE DOWN There is nothing like the deeply satisfying experience of hearing masters playing great music together. Add to that that cellist Dieuwke Davydov and pianist…

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Abraham Lincoln

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT February 12 is the birthday of one of our most famous and arguably greatest presidents. Below is a sample of the numerous titles, both fiction…

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Crazy cat: Keep your cat entertained through the long indoor months

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Inconsistent weather outside, darkness inside, ice everywhere we look — this winter has been especially crazy. Many pets like to match their behavior to…

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A pie by any other name…

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES When I think of pie, I think of a flaky, buttery crust and plenty of sweetness. But what if you take away the crust and sweetness….

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Why I marched

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY I am white, Christian-born, English-speaking, and straight. I was educated in well-funded schools, I no longer need access to birth control, and I have…