Category Archives: Holidays

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Groups team up to clean after parade

By Dan Colton Correspondent A group of Castleton University students and faculty and the Rutland Young Professionals were cleaning up Sunday, the morning after downtown Rutland’s Halloween parade. The team…

Halloween parade winners

The Rutland Recreation and Parks Department has announced the following award winners from this year’s Halloween Parade: Superintendent’s Trophy, first place — Rutland Regional Medical Center. Superintendent’s Trophy, runner-up —…

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Haunted hounds: Wilburton Inn hosting costume party for dogs

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent MANCHESTER — The time has almost come to dress up the little ones in adorable costumes and take them to the Wilburton Inn so they can…

Witches, politicians and minions

By Sarah Galbraith Correspondent Have you got your Halloween costume picked out? If not, it turns out you’re like many of the shoppers in our area. “Most people are last-minute…

Race to celebrate mom’s day, spirit of family

By Patricia Minichiello | Correspondent. Perfect weather accompanied about 30 participants – including moms, dads, kids, babies in strollers and singles – during the 10th annual Mother’s Day 5K Run, Walk…

Loyalty Day Parade a tradition

  By Dan Colton  |  Correspondent. Although the sky started to cloud up around 2 p.m. on Sunday, the 52nd Loyalty Day Parade kicked off to a big crowd and…

Not your grandmother’s church

By George V. Nostrand  |  Correspondent. It only takes a few syllables to figure out that pastor Tim Owens “ain’t from around here.” Despite his Southern roots, he’s happy to…

Secrets of the poinsettia revealed

By Henry Homyer  |  Correspondent. I like poinsettias and buy one every year. And every year the poinsettia industry produces new colors and shapes for the “flowers.” Standard red has…

Tradition: Food, family and transformation

By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY Here’s a Christmas tradition I bet you’ve never heard of: ham sandwiches for breakfast. Given the fact that our family came across the…

Drawn to the light in Rutland

By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY We’re deep in December. It’s cold. It’s dark. We are all yearning for light and warmth. No matter your personal reason for the…