Category Archives: Food

Butter me up!

Karen Ranz A FRESH TAKE Butter for the sake of just more butter is one thing, but butter for the sake of real flavor is so much more. Compound butter…

English Pea Salad

Karen Ranz A FRESH TAKE A dear friend and neighbor who was raised in Virginia’s Tidewater in the first decades of the 1900s was my introduction to the term “English…

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Food shelf feeds area’s hungry

By Andy Clark Correspondent Rutland’s Community Cupboard became a community store as of Dec. 1. After two months of operation at its new, larger quarters at 65 River St., the…

‘Big Lenny’ takes business inside for winter months

By Bruce Edward Correspondent One sure sign of spring is when you see Lenny Montuori’s hot dog cart parked at its familiar spot on Route 7 near the Post Road….

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Foodbank fills void

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent The Vermont Foodbank facility on Park Street was mostly empty last week, but CEO John Sayles said all that space served a purpose. “If there was…

Scouts helping their neighbors in need through a court of honor food drive

Traditionally a Boy Scout troop holds a Court of Honor to recognize the accomplishments of the scouts through the presentation of awards, rank advancements, merit badges, and activity patches. But…

Ski-town survey: Sandwich Shoppe comes out on top

By Gordon Dritschilo | Correspondent. Rutland’s Sandwich Shoppe has a reputation that reaches well beyond Merchants Row. The downtown institution run by the Zullo family was recently named one of the…

Time ripe for apple picking

By Emily Cutts  |  Correspondent. The large amount of rain early in the summer has brought a bumper apple crop. Orchards in the area are getting ready for the season…

Grants will promote local food use

By Emily Cutts | Correspondent. Two local organizations have received grants from The Food and Farm Initiative of the Vermont Community Foundation. The Bennington County Regional Commission and Rutland Area Farm…

Big shoes to fill: Sue Bassett, soon to retire, has been the face of the Community Cupboard for 11 years

COVER STORY  |  By BRUCE EDWARDS Those who know Sue Bassett call her amazing, compassionate and someone who will be missed and hard to replace. The accolades are well deserved,…