Won’t be Secret fur Long
3 & ½ popcorns
By Michael S. Goldberger
While “The Secret Life of Pets” isn’t quite “Lady and the Tramp” (1955), I’ve no problem mentioning the two kiddy flicks in the same sentence. Both are proof positive that you can learn a lot from the animals, especially the cartoon variety if they’re as lovable as Max, a Jack Russell terrier voiced here by Louis C.K. A contemporary variation of the iconic Tramp, who resisted domestication until romance curtailed his wanderlust, this Manhattanite is dedicated to hearth, condo and his master, Katie (Ellie Kemper).
A Middlebury museum will present four gallery talks in conjunction with an exhibit celebrating the history of the bicycle, starting next week.
Glenn Eames, who shared his historic collection of bicycle photography with The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, will speak more in depth about his passion for the design, beauty and engineering of bicycles since they became popularized 150 years ago. The museum is located on Middlebury College campus and is across the street from the public library, at 1 Park Street. [Read more…]
By Jim Miller
Dear Savvy Senior,
Who all is eligible for Social Security survivor benefits? My ex-husband died last year at the age of 59, and I would like to find out if me, or our two kids – ages 13 and 16 – are eligible for anything?
By Ania Robertson
Prevent overheating, the Ayurvedic way, this summer
This part of the season, really now through October, is full of heat, sunshine, humidity and “summer fever.” All of this energy is very stimulating. However, most of us will also experience some negative effects of the heat. It can cause irritability, frustration or even anger — reasons why we should look for ways to stay cool inside, and out. [Read more…]
Leslie Somers White, 90, of Williston died July 10 following a brief illness. Born January 12, 1926, the only child of Dorothy (Somers) and Glen White in Barnet, Vt. [Read more…]
The Williston Area Business Association (WABA) recently welcomed the following new members:
Cancer Patient Support Foundation
An independent, nonproﬁt organization dedicated to offering comprehensive psychosocial services to cancer patients and their families throughout Vermont and upstate New York.
cpspvt.org [Read more…]
Michael Coburn, a Williston resident and Allstate insurance agency owner, was honored by the company’s nonprofit charitable organization for his volunteerism last month. [Read more…]