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Sometimes I think my dog, Finch, has better gear than I do. Certainly the fur babies in our lives could survive with just the basics, but that doesn’t stop us from buying everything for them from cable-knit sweaters to doggy camping tents. And there’s a $70 billion-per-year pet industry to p…

With the celebration of Easter comes a whole host of traditions. Sunrise services, hot cross buns and plenty of chocolate are all part of the holiday for the wide variety of folks who celebrate. Of course, there’s one tradition that brings out the competitive nature of kids and parents alike…

Closing time’s costume parties bring out the innovative, the creative, the topical and the plain, old-school, après freak to slut-chic in everyone at Highlands on the last “official” day. Although we have another six outings to enjoy, above and beyond normal scheduled season dates, I’d expec…

You often hear the phase “canary in a coal mine” used as a metaphor to describe an early warning of things to come. The phrase originates from a practice in the coal mining industry to warn miners of dangerous conditions before the advent of electronic sensing devices. The practice was to ca…

I was beginning to think it would never arrive, but alas, welcome, off-season! Hopefully, the post-closing exhaustion is starting to shake free from all of us. We’ve got roundabouts to go beyond. The feeling in town has been lethargic to say the least, and I for one am putting my skis in sto…

Dennis Fleck beloved friend of Barbara and Aaron Fleck passed …

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