John Bisbee: Advocate for Vermont youths

Working as an optical system engineer, John Bisbee helped make the first camera that landed on the surface of Mars in 1976, as well as the cameras that circled the moon to find a place for American astronauts to land. Those are the ones he can talk about; many more remain classified. After retirement, Bisbee’s… Read More »

Keep moving. . .

Keep moving. . .

By Jeff Albertson Hamstring Strains Spring is in the air! The transition from skiing and skating to running and jumping opens us up to certain injuries. Hamstring strains are one such injury. Who Gets It? Hamstring strains are relatively common in sports – especially those requiring explosive acceleration and jumping. Sports such as football, soccer,… Read More »

Beware of schemes during tax season

Beware of schemes during tax season

It’s tax season! Every year, around this time, the Internal Revenue Service publishes its dirty dozen – a list of scams criminals use to try and ferret out personal information and/or steal money. For example, if you received an email from a top executive in your company or organization requesting data from IRS form W2… Read More »

Neal Steinhoff: Helping others see the world

Neal Steinhoff: Helping others see the world

Neal Steinhoff’s roots are in Wisconsin. He followed in his father’s footsteps, graduating from the University of Wisconsin, and his sons followed both him and his wife in getting their education as Badgers. When Steinhoff’s wife of 60 years died, he had a choice to make. Two sons had moved to California, one to Virginia… Read More »

Getting the yard ready for spring

That one sunny day this past weekend inspired many a Vermonter to break out the gardening gloves and the hoe; despite the fact that we all know it will surely snow again within the next few weeks, the birds are working on their nests, the bugs are timidly crawling back out, and we’re getting out… Read More »

Turning Points

Turning Points

By Scott Funk There are turning points in everyone’s life, as in Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken,” times when what we did or didn’t do made all the difference. Sometimes, it isn’t even what we did or didn’t do, but the wisdom, kindness, or indifference of others. In any case, it shifts us toward… Read More »

Spring skiing and dealing with hard falls

Spring skiing and dealing with hard falls

By Mike Woods Well, it turns out winter wasn’t quite finished! We had this article queued up in anticipation of some less fluffy conditions. Alas, the information will be relevant soon enough… With the advent of spring skiing comes the risk of hard falls. The terrain becomes less forgiving, and we see a handful of… Read More »

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