In Musing: Turn, turn, turn – as autumn falls

CAROLE VASTA FOLLEY As I look out my window and watch September turn into October, there is nary a red leaf in sight. One tree, among hundreds in my view, is burnished into a rusty orange, a bellwether beckoning others to follow, which they will, one by one, until entire woodlots are ablaze. I am… Read More »

In Musing: In the dirt – Dreams of gardening

CAROLE VASTA FOLLEY Once upon a time, I wanted to be a gardener. Tending rows of vegetables bursting off the vine and basking over beds of hydrangea, these were the stuff of dreams back when I thought chlamydia was a plant. I envisioned growing all my own vegetables, spending sunny days in the backyard, plotting… Read More »

View from the Bench: How pro bono works

SUZANNE BROWN After 32 years as a practicing attorney handling various family issues, I now sit “behind the bench” serving as one of the two Chittenden Superior Court Assistant Judges. Thank you for electing me to this four-year term position. Family Court is a very busy court. I’m sure that you may have friends or… Read More »

Help is Here: Understanding childhood trauma

Help is Here: Understanding childhood trauma

By MICHELLE FANE Life is full of unexpected twists and turns. We learn and grow with each challenge. When things that happen to us — or around us — become traumatic, life can take a turn for the worse. Childhood trauma is a term that refers to any stress that puts a child’s physical, social,… Read More »

The Worry Factor

The Worry Factor

By CAROLE VASTA FOLLEY Worry. It’s something I worry about. If it were an Olympic event, I’m certain I’d place in the top 10, possibly medal. I come from a long line of champion worriers but wouldn’t be so arrogant to declare I was the best. It’d be sheer hubris to assume I’d be on… Read More »

The View from Here: Introduction to our readers

The View from Here: Introduction to our readers

By LEE KAHRS Shelburne News Hello, I’m the new managing editor of this newspaper, and this is an occasional column you will see in Shelburne News and The Citizen from time to time. I come to you via Brandon, a town of roughly 5,000, of artists and families and farmers and woodworkers nestled between Middlebury… Read More »