From the Editor

From the Editor

Time has a strange way of sneaking up on you. A year ago, toilet paper, cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer were in short supply. Groceries flew off the shelves. Businesses were shuttered; schools transitioned to remote learning; museums and theaters were closed. Masks became mandatory and the phrases “social distancing,” “essential workers” and “new normal”… Continue reading From the Editor

Arts, Home, Shopping

Pillows worthy of a frame

This spring, The Annie Selke Companies launched The Cynthia Wick Collection, which includes 10 pillows featuring Wick’s paintings and a collection of eight fine art prints. The pillows, priced at $70 and up, come in a variety of sizes and materials — some are printed digitally onto dense, smooth, cotton felts, while others are printed on linen-like performance fabrics woven with pet- and spill-proof yarns.

Home

Enjoy your yard even more by adding a patio

5 things to consider when planning your perfect backyard getaway Photo courtesy of Metro Creative Connection By Jennifer Huberdeau Did you contemplate upgrading your backyard last summer, only to find that patio materials were scarce to non-existent? If so, you’re not alone. “With everyone staying home because of COVID, there was an uptick in demand… Continue reading Enjoy your yard even more by adding a patio

Arts, Family, Food, Travel

Will festivals, audiences return this summer?

Amy Brady expects to have a busy summer and fall at Kampfires Campground, Inn and Entertainment. But what summer and fall will look like, when it comes to hosting events, depends on what COVID-19 safety precautions/restrictions are still in place, how many people have been vaccinated and how businesses in Vermont will be allowed to reopen.

Outdoors, Travel

Explore the great outdoors in Bennington

5 places to hike, bike, walk or just enjoy a day in the sun By Cherise Forbes BATS maintains trails for all skill levels throughout historic Bennington, Vt. Photo provided by BATS Bennington, Vt., is blessed with a bountiful and beautiful landscape, which makes it all the more difficult to decide where to explore next!… Continue reading Explore the great outdoors in Bennington

Food, From the Archives, Home, Outdoors

The Wonder of Herbs

Decorative, fragrant herbs are ‘plants with a purpose’ that are useful as condiments, medicine, tonics and insect deterrents. Every serious garden should have some Photo by Picture Seeker on UnSplash Original article published in UpCountry, May 27, 1977. This article has been edited for content and length. By Gertrude B. Foster FALLS VILLAGE, Conn. Herbs… Continue reading The Wonder of Herbs