Stargazers: Big Dipper through millennia

05/27/2016 11:20 AM EDT
Years of living and working have taught me many lessons. But one lesson seems to be truer than most: Whatever is temporary is permanent, and whatever is permanent is temporary. This applies everywhere — buildings, governments, relationships, 
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Thom Smith | Naturewatch: Duck, duck, goose? All in a name — mergansers, goosanders
05/27/2016 11:20 AM EDT - Q: I really appreciate your nature column that we see in the Bennington Banner, but this morning the photo and caption above your column has me baffled. Nowhere online or in any of my bird books do I see goosegander as a combined word. Full Story

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Chard — a green good all summer
05/27/2016 11:20 AM EDT - "Eat your greens" seems to be the current chant from nutritionists. They are just catching up on what my mother demanded of me a long, long time ago. The term "greens" generally means leafy greens, such as leaf lettuce, spinach, kale, mustard Full Story

Smart Money: Income sets stage for happy retirement
05/25/2016 02:05 PM EDT - DEAR BRUCE >> I have what, on the surface, may be a simple question. I have a 401(k) currently at $420,000 and nonretirement investments of around $60,000. I will have a pension of $330 a month for life. Full Story

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    Jewish day camp planned

    MANCHESTER >> Community members have organized a one-week Jewish day camp in Manchester Center. It will take place the first week in August: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The age range for participants is 4-10. Full Story
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    Living with pulmonary fibrosis

    John Dominguez can't wait to get back out on the golf course. Before the Dalton, Mass., resident was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2010, the avid golfer spent July through September on local fairways. Full Story
    The importance of whistleblowing

    MANCHESTER>> Green Mountain Academy continues their 15th summer season on Tuesday May 24 at 5:30 p.m. with a talk on the importance of whistleblowing by Middlebury College Professor Allison Stanger. Full Story
    SVAC to host "The Art of glass"
    MANCHESTER >> "Modern Alchemy: The Art of Glass" opens on Saturday, May 21, at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Works by members of the Vermont Glass Guild will be on display until July 10 in the spacious galleries of the Wilson Museum and Full Story

    Experienced consultant to host nonprofit help workshop

    NORTH BENNINGTON >> For a non-profit organization trying to do good, it can be hard raising money, recruiting volunteers, and organizing finances. Next week, consultant Andy Robinson will be hosting a workshop to show nonprofits how to leap Full Story