Arts
International experience fuses with American roots

BENNINGTON — From the Sahel Desert to New Zealand, and Rome to Rio, Avi Salloway returns to Vermont with his band Billy Wylder for a debut show at the Basement Music Series on Saturday.As the producer of the Moonshine Music Festival at Earth …

A performing passion of piano virtuosos

BENNINGTON — It began as an artistic quest, and now, five concerts in, it's a performing passion of piano virtuosos.At stake: thirty-two Beethoven piano sonatas. Eight concerts. Multiple venues in southwest Vermont. All to be conducted over …

EDM festival returns to Stratton Mountain

STRATTON — Pierce Fulton has altered his style of music since the last time he took the stage at the base lodge at Stratton Mountain Resort.Fulton along with over 20 other electronic dance music (EDM) performers will return to the mountain on …

Lifestyles
Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Time to give your houseplants some love

Tired of looking out onto a snow-covered or soggy landscape? Then look in ... no, I don't mean self-reflection; that's always depressing for someone with all of my short comings, which includes questionable writing skills. I mean look at your …

Is this drug worth the cost? Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks, spurs new debate

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that's likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should cost.Statins such as Lipitor and Crestor are cheap …

How to help children with autism make — and keep — friends

Matthew rarely was invited to birthday parties or play groups as a young child. On the few occasions he was included, his mother said a prayer and "hoped nothing bad would happen," she recalls.

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