features
Giving thanks: The gift that offers a return every day throughout the year
There is a story about two hunters from the same village. One decided to keep his bounty for himself, fearing a long severe winter. The other decided to share his with his fellow villagers. Toward ...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Jewish high holy days are a time for introspection
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Jewish high holy days, even though they took place more than a month ago. Last September I wrote a column about Rosh Hashanah...
Nov 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Downtown bookstore stays afloat as it passes quarter-century mark
By Jack Deming WILMINGTON- Above the cappuccino machine in Bartleby’s Books is a shirt that reads “Come hell or high water, Bartleby’s is my Vermont bookstore.” To the common book browser this may ...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Man tracking political spending
By Mike Eldred VERMONT- On the eve of what is being termed the most expensive midterm election in history, former Wilmington resident and US Senate candidate Daniel Freilich released a report on sp...
Nov 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
BDCC taps Grinold for top spot
By Jack Deming BRATTLEBORO- Adam Grinold is leaving his position as the executive director of Wilmington Works to head the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, a job which he says will allow...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The Garcia Project to bring spirit, sound of Jerry Garcia to Memorial Hall
WILMINGTON- It is said that going to see the Grateful Dead perform was not as much a concert as an experience. Even before the band ended their nearly-constant 30 years of touring in 1995, followin...
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Local woman turns hate to compassion to help addicts recover
by Jack Deming
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WHITINGHAM- As Vermont has gained notoriety for its rise in heroin abuse, one local woman has turned her attention to spreading awareness and raising funds in an effort to remind the local communit...
As long as the earth endures, so too will the change in seasons
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
We live in Vermont – a state that others come to in the autumn to enjoy our trees in beautiful colors.  The red maples, the bright orange and yellows of their tree neighbors, contrast with the deep...
Facing the dark side of human nature: Taming the mean spirits
by Dario Lussardi
Oct 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
It seems there has been a noticeable increase of meanness and hostility in the world around us. Not only is it noticeable on the global front, it is happening everywhere. Too often, too many people...
Local athlete follows his dream to Europe, signs pro contract
by Jack Deming
Oct 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- When people say that life can change in the blink of an eye, they aren’t kidding. Last week, Wilmington native Candon Rusin found out just how quickly things can change. On Monday, the ...
Fall foliage colors dazzle locals, visitors
by Jack Deming
Oct 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
DEERFIELD VALLEY- All along routes 100, 9, and 112, the valley’s towns and farmlands are surrounded by a sharp and spectacular collage of foliage covering the surrounding hills. This annual display...
Discovery Map of Southern Vermont changes hands
Sep 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- A well-known southern Vermont publication has a new owner. Discovery Map of Mount Snow and Southern Vermont, which has been owned and operated by Diane (Morelli) Lussardi for the past 1...