So, right as you were about to start walking seriously to offset the gravy and upcoming cookies, we got a bunch of snow. I know how disappointed you are! Dr. Anna is here to rescue you though, I have lots of winter walking tips to keep you out and about in the dark, cold, deep snow.
Vermont is blessed with a surplus of good writers and great food, so it should come as no surprise that it’s also home to many fine cookbooks. As the holiday cooking & baking season swings into top gear, here’s a selection to help you put on your seasonal feast … whatever form it takes.
It is now officially autumn — time for leaf-peeping, cider pressing, and of course, the first cold viruses of the season. I have a 4-year-old daughter and a 7-month-old son, and with my daughter’s entrance into preschool this year, the little ones have had two colds already since the start o…
Let’s start with what “Shrill” isn’t: it isn’t a show about a fat woman taking pratfalls or being a cruel, easy punchline. It’s a confident, gently funny, slice-of-life show that benefits from the streaming model, where niche shows can find an audience, as it explores issues and characters y…
In Silicon Valley, the old adage “fake it ’til you make it” is often a guiding principle of fledgling startup companies. Sometimes, turning a good idea into a viable business and, potentially, revolutionizing society, requires a bit of smoke and mirrors. The danger, of course, is knowing how…
Watching “Arrested Development” is a lot like hanging out with an old friend. No matter how long you’ve been apart, you’re always happy to see them. And, like spending time with an old friend, that pull of nostalgia and shared memories makes it easy to fall into the same old routine. But at …
Growing up reading “X-Men” comic books, I never really considered the psychological toll fighting crime and saving the world would have on the young super-powered characters that often populated the teams. With few exceptions, the books often glossed over how traumatizing all that violence a…
It’s difficult to critique longstanding institutions. Over time, aged bodies like the Catholic Church or Congress become so towering and entrenched that even the sharpest criticisms tend to bounce off them or are waved off by defenders who dismiss them as subjective, petty, facile or ignoran…
Spider-Man, Batman, the Avengers, Jedi knights, Tinkerbell and even a real-life hero helped a toy collection effort live up to its new name last week.
TINMOUTH — The 50th anniversary of what may be the state’s biggest and longest running wild game supper happened Saturday, just shy of a week before Thanksgiving.
In celebration of Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, more than 30 downtown businesses and organizations will kick off the holiday season at the annual Downtown Rutland Holiday Stroll.
Mad River Valley-born singer-songwriter Grace Potter is back in a big way with a stellar new album. “Daylight,” released last month, is quite possibly her best set yet, a triumphant return to form that taps into her earliest musical roots as a prodigious young artist in Waitsfield.
The 25th anniversary of the Rutland Stuff-A-Bus was an opportunity for some of the people who started the food drive to gather, reminisce, and talk about what it really means.
What does it mean to try to recapture that which is gone? That is but one question Whitney Ramage tackles in Disembodied, her new exhibition currently at 77Art in downtown Rutland.
CLARENDON — Working together, state agencies are using aerial drones and other devices to learn more about PFAS contamination under the local airport.
Almost 30 people from more than 15 countries, including Russia, Mexico, Iraq, Canada and Togo, got a warm welcome on a cold day last Wednesday as they became naturalized citizens during a ceremony at Christ the King School in Rutland.
KILLINGTON — Will you keep running the saw mill at your dairy farm after your parents retire, or focus on the cows? Should you keep growing vegetables on the land where you were raised, or do you and your husband go elsewhere? Was leaving California for Vermont insane or was it the right decision?
Stephen Smiel couldn’t go see his family’s horse race this fall so the horse, Calvin B., came to him.
The aroma of freshly made foods and the crackling of a warm lodge fire welcomed Rutland’s middle-school students and their new “siblings” as the newest visitors from the Rutland-Ishidoriya Student Exchange (RISE) arrived safely after a long journey from Hanamaki, Japan, for a week-long stay …
An employee of the veteran-assistance organization known locally as the Dodge House was recognized this year by the federal government for her work to end homelessness among veterans.
BRISTOL — Christmas came early this year for one of Rutland’s former women in blue.
Jonathan Turco stirred tomato sauce that was simmering gently in a vat about the size of a cartoon witch’s cauldron.
Last Thursday evening, a room filled with curious Rutlanders was transported back in time by Werner Reich, 91, of Long Island, New York, who was imprisoned in Hitler’s concentration camps as a teenager and lived to tell the harrowing tale.
In an effort to cut the tension for 12th-grade students worried about applying to colleges and universities, Rutland High School hosted its third annual Senior Stress Relief Day last Thursday.
Two years ago, Rutland native Sally Olson brought her Karen Carpenter tribute show to Brandon Town Hall. She had created and introduced it just two years earlier, but by the time of the Brandon show, it was already starting to get some serious attention.
The interim executive director of Rutland County Restorative Justice Center is hoping to maintain the work the nonprofit agency has done for decades of holding people responsible for the crimes they commit while providing some balance for victims and the community.
It’s been 20 years since David Wolk sat in his old job, and his return will bring some changes to schools and to the district, including moving Rutland Middle School Principal Deb Hathaway to the administrative building for a support staff role and moving math teacher Pati Beaumont into the …
A retrospective exhibition of acclaimed Vermont photographer Dona Ann McAdams opens on Oct. 13 at Castleton University Bank Gallery on its second leg of a two-year statewide tour.
Rutland’s favorite furry four-legged 4-year-old is trying to win his dad a brand-new car.
Creators young and old will have the opportunity to learn the basics of woodworking, metal work, stained glass and more with the MINT Makerspace’s kickoff to Manufacturing Month from 6 to 8 p.m. on October 4, National Manufacturing Day.
Rutland’s downtown streets flooded with the iconic blue shirts of the Walk for Children Saturday morning, but in its 44th year, the blue wave was tinged with pink as Justice for Harper Rose organizers joined the march in droves.