Category Archives: Columns

Heard a good book lately?

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Who doesn’t enjoy listening to a story? Many of us were read to as children, and as parents, we pass on that pleasure. Not only…

The heat is on: Six foods to help you keep your cool this summer

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES We’re not even through the month of June and we’ve already seen more than a few days of sweltering heat. When that kind of weather sets…

Ask Dr. Anna: Hot Topics

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Q: When it gets hot, my dog doesn’t drink any more water and his urine gets very dark. He is a picky eater, so…

Will the Vermont Arts Council become relevant?

By Jim Lowe The Lowe Down My first Lowe Down column, in the May 7, 2014, Times Argus and Rutland Herald, suggested that the Vermont Arts Council had become largely…

Pee problems

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So much rain this past month is the perfect segue into talking about urination. I know, it is terrifying sometimes to get a glimpse…

Kathleen Krevetski: Feeding a Community

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY This is the sixth in a series of everyday stories about everyday people in our community. To sit chatting on Kathleen Krevetski’s front porch…

Home brew: Versatile chamomile is good for you and your garden

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I companion plant as much as possible in my vegetable garden. That means, I try to match up plants that have mutually beneficial qualities and situate…

Q&A By Mike Sabataso: June 8, 2017

What is your favorite thing about the Farmers Market? Shelly Sabourin I like all the variety of the different vendors they have. Albert Lansing I like the local produce. Suzanne…

A hole lot of fun: Making doughnuts at home is easier than you think

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES We’ve gone crazy for doughnuts. No longer are they just a humble side to a police officer’s cup of coffee; artisanal doughnuts are one of the…

Summer Safety: How to keep your pets happy and healthy this summer

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Summertime is here, depending on the day. Last week I was mowing my lawn and caught a driveway stone. The mower flung it into…