Category Archives: Columns

‘Our Town’ becomes a Bouchard family affair

By JIM LOWE The Lowe Down Ever since it premiered in 1938, “Our Town” has been a favorite of professional and community theater companies, as well as audiences. Thornton Wilder’s…

Tasting Life in Coffee Shops

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Life sometimes has a funny way of giving you exactly what you need. Yesterday I found myself with a few hours to kill in…

To pee or not to pee: Common urinary issues need to be addressed to keep your pet healthy

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH It’s hot, it’s cold, it’s windy, it’s snowy, it’s raining, it’s sunny — and in my world, this is all translating to a lot…

KC BBQ: Known for its signature barbeque, Kansas City offers many culinary treats

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to attend a conference in Kansas City. I always like to make the most of my time…

Q&A By Mike Sabataso: April 12, 2018

What are you looking forward to the most when spring arrives? Chris Lewis I will be doing more outdoor activities. Robin Nelson Being able to go outside and hang out…

Tables of Content

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Have you ever had the opportunity to sit down to dinner with an author? This is your chance. At the Rutland Free Library on Friday,…

Vermont’s Stellaria Trio: ‘filled with musical wonder and desire’

By JIM LOWE The Lowe Down Next to string quartets, piano trios are the favorite way to collaborate for string players; and for pianists, the favorite. “Everyone gets to bring…

Love match: The perfect marriage of everyone’s favorites — brownies and cookies

Fran Sun RUTLAND BITES Dear readers, things sure have been busy in the Sun household this week. Our plates are fully loaded, all of us, even the toddler. To be…

Spring fever: A seasonal Q & A

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH I know there is grass some places but I still have snow at my house. Can I can wait on starting tick prevention until…

Speaking out for their lives

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY March 24 was a beautiful day. And I don’t just mean the weather. Yes, it was bright with the early spring sun, and the…