Category Archives: Circles of Community

Circles of Community are posts about the local communities.

You gotta love winter! (What else can you do?)

CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY | By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG I really don’t want to talk about the weather. I’m tired of talking about the weather. I’m tired of thinking about the…

Meitrott: Drumming Beyond the Comfort Zone

COVER STORY  | By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG “I don’t really have a handle on how my business impacts the Rutland community,” Gary Meitrott says humbly. But anyone who has attended…

Winter blues: Turn that cabin fever frown upside down

CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY | By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG Outside my window the trees are looking marshmallowy. Clouds of snow are billowing by, making it look colder than it probably is….

Pay it forward, make someone smile

CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY | By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG A cold Tuesday morning in early January. I push open the door to my second office, Speakeasy Café, where it is cozy,…

Just going with it: The art of keeping on

CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY | By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG Lettered in black magic marker on one of James Mathis’ smallest abstracts — a display of color and shapes covering a small…

Michael the toymaker, making toys with spirit and a mission

CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY | By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG Although a smiling-eyed and white-bearded man carving and sanding trains, trucks, and planes behind a woodworking bench might naturally bring Santa to…

Kula Cooperative: A space for mindful movement

CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY | By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG There’s yet another new business opening in downtown Rutland. As Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum gets ready to vacate its location at 17 Center…

Solstice and the towels

CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY | By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG You open a cupboard looking for something and you don’t see it. You then ask someone else in the family and they…

Season’s Meaning, Reasons and Greetings

CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY | By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG Last night my son went to a Hanukkah celebration at his best friend’s house. When he learned of the invitation, he at…

Behind the curtain, Part 3: Rebecca Majoya of the Mentor Connector

CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY | By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG This is the third in a mini-series of interviews with those who are the energy and passion behind some of our local…