Robert Layman / Staff Photo Hawley's florist owner Heather Fernandes searches for the perfect spot for a  Peruvian lily on a client's arrangement in the business' new Mendon location.

40-year city florist is transplanted

By Catherine Twing STAFF WRITER Hawley’s Florist has ended its four-decade run in downtown Rutland. The bright pink awning is still visible on Center Street, but the window paint on…

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Spring into action: Now is the time to make sure your pets are up to date with vaccinations

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher Off the Leash While I am still holding out that this is a “pseudo” spring and I might have some more snowboarding ahead of me, my hope…

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Cutting carbs: Whether you’re gluten-free or carb-conscious, these “breads” are easy and delicious

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Everyone seems to be cutting back on carbs these days. Contrary to what years of USDA nutritional guidance has suggested (think the old food pyramid), many…

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A passion for words: Rutland native David Franzoni excels at what he loves

By Janelle Faignant Correspondent This past Thursday, AMC was playing the movie, Gladiator. The blurb in the channel guide boasts Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix in the movie, but it…

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READER BULLETINS: March 3-8, 2017

To list your event in the Reader Bulletins email editor@rutlandreader.com11TH ANNUAL DKG SOUP BOWLS FOR HUNGEREnjoy a bowl of soup, crackers, roll, dessert, and beverage and choose your own handcrafted…

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ARTS PREVIEW: March 2-8, 2017

MIDDLEBURYDoric String QuartetOver the past decade, the Doric String Quartet has been a rising star on the chamber music scene, taking its place among the finest quartets of its generation….

Everyday people: ‘Powerless’ fails to take flight

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent I’m a sucker for meta humor — the type of self-aware, fourth-wall-breaking jokes that comment on what I’m watching. I’m also a fan of stories that…

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Leahy & MacMaster: Marriage of fiddles and love

Janelle Faignant THE ARTS Even though they’ve been playing music all their lives and have been married for over a decade, fiddle stars Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy never recorded…

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Dear Diary: Glimpses into (Extra) ordinary lives

By Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Each of us has a unique perspective on the life and times in which we live. Readers can gain a greater understanding of a…

Q&A by Mike Sabataso: March 3, 2017

What is your favorite household pet? Scott Hannigan My three dogs. Opie a Daschund, Dixon a Beagle mix and Jack a Golden Retriever. Erin Thompson My favorite household pet was…