Killington summer activity

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent KILLINGTON — Twenty years ago, the Snowshed base area would have been vacant on a Friday afternoon in July. It hops with activity now, as mountain…

A seismic shift for Weston Playhouse?

Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN It’s hard to remember when Weston Playhouse wasn’t the foremost professional theater in Vermont. It began its spectacular growth 30 years ago, when three young…

Hold the mayo

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES There’s something about mayonnaise that’s always bothered me. Mostly, I think it’s the consistency. Mayo is offputtingly gelatinous, and whether it’s being scooped out of a…

Hot dog! Keeping your best friend safe in the heat

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH I will admit it — I’ve stopped checking the weather. I can’t handle the letdown anymore. If it is sunny, I know it is…

A Walk in the Park, and Other Places Along the Way

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY I can’t speak for other parents whose kids are in day camps, but I will tell you for me, as a work-from-homer, this driving…

Queens of the hill: Women-only mountain biking group takes to the heights

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent For the next few weeks, Friday is ladies night at the Killington Bike Park. The Divas of Dirt — an all-female mountain biking group organized by…

READER BULLETINS: July 26-Aug 2, 2017

SUMMER CHILDRENS’ CHOIRSt. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Fair Haven will host a six-week summer course in singing for children in grades 3 to 6, on Fridays from 3:30 to 6…

Weston’s ‘Lost in Yonkers’ deeply satisfying

By Jim Lowe THE LOWE DOWN WESTON — Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers” is a masterpiece of comedy and drama, because it is at once neither and both. In short,…

Walking Talk

Jaya Davis 100 MILES IN 100 DAYS 500+ Rutland County residents have been walking in the “100 miles in 100 days” Walking Challenge for over a month now! People from…

True or Fake

By Janet Clapp Books Checked Out In a world of contradictions like “fake news” and “alternative facts,” it can be confusing to understand what is true and what is to…