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 »

Barbara Beaman: senior volunteer extraordinaire

Barbara Beaman:  senior volunteer extraordinaire

Barbara Beaman isn’t crazy about the title ‘exceptional elder.’ “I hate public recognition,” she said, “and there are plenty of people who do just as much as I do and maybe more.” That may be the case, but it is also true that in her almost eight years at Wake Robin, the 80-year-old Beaman has… Read More »

Town Meetings

Charlotte Meetings Selectboard: Feb. 27, 7pm Conservation Commission: Feb. 28, 7pm Hinesburg Meetings Affordable Housing Committee: 1st Wednesday of the month at 7pm Agency Request Review Committee: meets as needed. Contact Committee for next meeting. Conservation Commission: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm Development Review Board (DRB): 1st and 3rd Tuesday of… Read More »

Keep moving . . .

Keep moving . . .

It may seem out of place to focus on running when there is so much snow outside! Many readers are probably waist deep and happy to be focused on their snow sports – I know I am. However, those committed souls targeting a spring marathon (or half) are ramping up training and entering into a… Read More »

Online security: avoiding account vulnerability

Online security: avoiding account vulnerability

How many times did you log in to a digital account today? It probably was more than once. Some people access digital sites via computer or tablet, but many others rely on their phones. Deloitte recently reported the essentials of life have expanded and now encompass air, water, food, and smartphones. No matter what device… Read More »

Inspecting your trees in the winter

By V.J. Comai Trees provide many benefits and can be a true asset to any property, but they can also become a liability if structural deficiencies go unnoticed. While it takes a trained professional to complete a comprehensive risk assessment of any tree, there are signs that you can look for on your own that… Read More »

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