The Healing Power of Flower Essences

Lindsay Courcelle A HEALTHY DOSE A bouquet of flowers is not often thought of as healing, but most of us can recognize how a vase full of blooming beauties can…

The heat is on: tips to help your pets enjoy the summer

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Though it is barely June, it is already time to write a summer heat article. My heat-loving dogs think their dreams have come true,…

VINS takes ailing birds under its wing

Photos and text by Robert Layman At the beginning of May, Herald staff photographer Robert Layman visited the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee to document a morning in…

Arts Preview: May 24-30, 2018

BRANDONCaroline CotterWith a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter’s travel-inspired songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Cotter is currently…

Divine Arts Recording Group: Brandon’s own classical record company — from England

By JIM LOWE The Lowe Down Hidden in Brandon, unknown even to most locals, an international classical recording company celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017, and its 500th release this…

Rutland’s next sculpture shares a Story

By GORDON DRITSCHILO Staff Writer A tale of two mothers was told Friday at Green Mountain Power’s Energy Innovation Center. One of those mothers was Ann Story, an early Rutland…

Brandon Memorial Day event on the move

By Susan Smallheer Staff Writer BRANDON — The reconstruction of Route 7 through downtown Brandon has caused many changes to village life in the past several months. The latest change…

Rutland students RISE to the occasion

Joanna Tebbs Young CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY In 1986, the Rutland Ishidoriya Student Exchange, or RISE, sent their first delegation to its sister city in Japan. Celebrating its thirtieth anniversary in…

Memorial Day: Remember veterans but don’t forget pet safety

Dr. Anna Dunton Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Memorial Day is a lot of things to a lot of people. In addition to remembering those who gave their lives, it is…

Radical rhubarb: This spring treat can do more than flavor pies

By Steve Peters Rutland Bites I admit that I haven’t always loved rhubarb. It’s honestly kind of a weird food. It looks a bit like celery, can be stringy and…