Category Archives: Columns

Janet Fredericks’ view of her earth: ‘Land Marks: The Land We Mark, Marks Us’

By VICTORIA CRAIN Arts Correspondent The eagle’s eye: That’s the view of American topography Janet Fredericks presents for our consideration. “Land Marks … The Land We Mark, Marks Us” is…

Say it ain’t so: Don’t believe everything you hear when it comes to your pets

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Every once in a while I get a drive to do a mythbusters article. Usually, as with this time, the urge is brought on…

A reading vacation

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Vacation, whether it’s a tour of Europe, a sojourn to the seaside, or a trip to the mountains, is a time away from the everyday…

Parent Birds of a Feather

By Joanna Tebbs Young Circles of community There are often blue jays in our back yard, darting from branch to branch, swooping here and there, the flash of their bright…

Diabetes: What to look for and how to treat it

By Anna Dunton-Gallagher Off the leash Lately I have been dealing a lot with the not-so-sweet side of too much blood sugar. Otherwise known as diabetes, excess blood glucose causes…

Heat wave refresher: A hot-weather standard gets a boost from the herb garden

By Steve Peters Rutland Bites It’s shaping up to be a hot summer. When it gets to be this way, I get lazy in the kitchen. No one really wants…

‘West Side Story’: Tackling the greatness of Bernstein-Sondheim-Robbins-Laurents

By JIM LOWE The Lowe Down For his swan song as one of Weston Playhouse’s three co-artistic directors of 30 years, Tim Fort is directing “West Side Story.” The iconic…

Dog Days of Summer

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH How hot is too hot to leave my dog in the car? This is a hard question, because every dog has different comfort levels….

Apple Cider Vinegar Keeps the Doctor Away

By Lindsay Courcelle A HEALTHY DOSE Apple cider vinegar has been used for ages to ensure optimal health and prevent illness. We in Rutland are lucky to have local sources…

Weston Playhouse’s ‘Fun Home’: Unflinching musical tells Alison Bechdel’s story

Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN “Fun Home,” the Tony-winning musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, will be only the second to grace the new Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm….