Category Archives: Columns

Strawberry fields forever: Pick your own for the freshest taste, and start jammin’

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Have you gone strawberry picking yet? Now’s the time, and the local season doesn’t last for much longer. Picking your own is the best way to…

BOOM! Fireworks and cookouts can spell trouble for your pets

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Fourth of July is a holiday many people look forward to, and many people continue it into the weekend. We look forward to cookouts,…

Take a Pass

JANET CLAPP BOOKS CHECKED OUT You can save yourself money and enjoy some of the interesting sights of Vermont by borrowing a park or museum pass from the library. Sometimes…

Killington Music Festival: Learning the art of collaboration and community

By JIM LOWE The Lowe Down For Daniel Andai, Killington Music Festival’s artistic director of five years, collaboration is the aim, and essential. “For me, I can’t imagine anything in…

Dreamland: Care and monitoring keep your pet safe during anesthesia

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH This week’s article is a follow-up to last week’s introduction to anesthesia. In that article I talked about the steps leading up to anesthesia,…

Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town’: A 1938 classic for today’s America

By Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN When Steve Stettler, Tim Fort and Malcolm Ewen decided to step down after 30 years as artistic directors of Weston Playhouse, they chose Thornton…

Biohacking for Beginners

Lindsay Courcelle A HEALTHY DOSE In this information age, there are endless theories about how to reach and maintain optimum health. I had been hearing about biohacking for a while,…

Anesthesia ABCs: What to expect when your pet needs surgery or dental work

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Time and time again I hear reasons why people don’t want to have a dental cleaning/lump removed, etc. Sometimes this is cost-associated, but one…

Hummingbird Magic

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Thinking about writing this week’s column, I find myself conflicted. I wonder how I can write something about the good things going on in…

Radish rehab: Don’t just pick them out of your salad — cook them

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES The older I get, the more I find myself appreciating foods I once detested. Most recently, it was radishes. I once considered radishes a bitter and…