Annette Wolfe of Norwalk, Conn., writes:
Killington, Vt., is a wonderful area filled with tourist attractions for any time of the year. The winter season attracts skiers of all abilities. Hundreds flock when snow is abundant. Fireplaces roar and make a nice setting for a big mug of hot chocolate. The summer months arrive, and hiking season sets in. The trails that were snow-covered can be seen from a distance as one sets one’s sights on a mountain climb. There are art shows, outdoor plays, music festivals, fishing, hunting and camping. Since I was a tourist, I scanned the area for T-shirts, sights to see and, most important, places to eat. When I take a mini-vacation, I like to eat bagels, cream cheese and lox in the morning. On the main strips, there were pubs and restaurants, both fancy and casual. But there wasn’t one kosher deli. The menus don’t have lox. There was a restaurant nearby that looked great for pancakes. It served bagels, but no lox. And so I had to settle for pancakes with maple syrup, and a bagel with raspberry jelly for breakfast.
In 1923, the Forward launched a weekly photography supplement known as the Rotogravure. The feature took its name from a process for engraving images onto metal plates for printing. While other newspapers of the era had their own Rotogravure pages, the Forward’s “Roto” stands out as a visual record of the richness and diversity of the Jewish experience. It tackled themes ranging from a “Beauty and Charm Contest” to “Interesting Jewish Types from Africa and Palestine.” Readers from all corners of the globe mailed in their photos for publication.
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