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Welcome to Reformer802.com

Welcome to Reformer.com, blogging community brought to you by the Brattleboro Reformer, featuring work by staff members, Reformer contributors and other members of the Windham County and surrounding communities. If you’re interested in starting a new blog or having your existing blog featured, please e-mail Tom D’Errico at tderrico@reformer.com.

Staff Bloggers

BEHIND THE SCENES
Reformer Executive Editor Tom D’Errico offers a behind the scenes look at the newsroom and the journalism industry.
REFORMER PHOTOGRAPHER
Multimedia Editor Kayla Rice talks photos and offers the stories behind the pictures.
OBSERVATIONS
Online content producer talks about life and her observations on the everyday minutia.

Contributors’ Blogs

REAL TALK
Shanta Crowley offers reflections on various community topics.
SPEAKER’S CORNER
Opinions Page regular Becca Balint is never afraid to share her views on local, national and world topics.
FAVORITE WASTE OF TIME
Becky Karush opines on everyone’s favorite waste of time — TV.

Parenting

JUICEBOX CONFESSION
Michelle Stephens offers her observations and experiences as the mother of an “awesome” toddler.
SPILT MILK
Diana Whitney, mother of two girls, talks about life as a parent.
BABY STEPS
The Baby Steps blog, presented by Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

Property and Finance

REAL ESTATE
Berkley Veller offers views on real estate information, tips and transactions in Windham County, Vt.
A FEW DOLLARS MORE
Bill Schmick offers his views on the economic world and investing.
THE MONEY DOCTOR
Frances Rahaim offers advice on paying down and staying out of debt.

Lifestyle

BRATTLEPONICS
Brattleboro writer Mark Crowther talks about creating aquaponic systems and workshops.
THE GARDENING GUY
Reformer columnist Henry Homeyer offers tips, tricks and information on … well, what else? Gardening.
WORLD OF FAITH
Bennington Banner staff writer Mark Rondeau discusses religion.

Food

YANKEE CHEF
Jim Baley — The Yankee Chef — offers his views and personal recipes with a New England flare.
… FROM A VERMONT KITCHEN
Carol Egbert offers her own take on Vermont food from a country kitchen.
HEALTHY EATING
The Healthy Eating blog, presented by Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

Health

…JOURNEY TO WELLNESS
Representatives from Sojournes Community Health Clinic offer tips and information to stay healthy.
HEALTH MATTERS
The Health Matters blog, presented by Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

Digital First Media / Journalism blogs

INSIDE THUNDERDOME
A behind the scenes look at Thunderdome, the news desk for Digital First Media.
NEWSPAPER TURNAROUND
Matt DeRienzo, supervisor of all DFM properties in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Vermont, offers his views on the journalism industry.
THE BUTTRY DIARIES
A blog by Steve Buttry, director of community engagement & social media, Digital First Media.
ZOMBIE JOURNALISM
A blog from DFM’s digital projects editor Mandy Jenkins.
ONLINE JOURNALISM REVIEW
A blog focusing on the future of digital journalism.
MEDIA SHIFT
A self-described “guide to the digital media revolution.