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Phil Scott burnished his street cred last weekend. The longtime stock-car racer — and current Vermont governor — traveled to Charlotte, N.C., last Friday to help induct Ken Squier into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “It was an incredible honor to be a small part in recognizing his contributions to the sport,” said Scott. “Putting him in the Hall of Fame was well deserved and overdue.” Squier, the first broadcaster en-

shrined in the hall, is credited with dubbing the Daytona 500 “The Great American Race” and helped develop the in-car cameras still used in race coverage. Squier spent decades calling races on radio and television, and he co-owned Thunder Road SpeedBowl in Barre until he sold the track last year. The call to the hall, though, was “the cat’s meow,” a tickled Squier said Monday. And it was Squier, a Waterbury native, who arranged for Scott to be there. He told NASCAR officials that Vermont has the only governor who races — one who even won a race last summer. “I told them I’ve known him since he


Gov. Phil Scott (right) inducts Ken Squier into NASCAR’s Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.

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He’s proposed reducing education spending but has given lawmakers only what he called a “menu” of potential cost-savings measures. Sen. Phil Baruth (D/P-Chittenden), who chairs the Senate Education Committee, said that Scott’s refusal to put forth a concrete cost-cutting plan showed “a profound lack of courage.” And Senate President Pro Tempore Tim Ashe (D/PChittenden) said, “What we’ve been presented with — at least what it appears from the speech — is last year’s budget with some new initiatives around the edges.” Seven Days political columnist John Walters’ blunt assessment of the budget — he termed it a “landscape of molehills” — is in his Fair Game column on page 12. Find Freese’s full story at


1. “Authorities: Bar Owner Embezzled $168,000 Intended for Charities” by Sasha Goldstein. Nicholas Bermudez, former owner of Sugarhouse Bar & Grill, allegedly diverted cash from the sale of break-open tickets. 2. “Beach Club Planned for Blodgett Property in Burlington” by Molly Walsh. Starting in May, the former Blodgett Oven site between Oakledge Park and Perkins Pier will host the Burlington Surf Club. 3. “With ‘Mixed Emotions,’ Scott Legalizes Marijuana in Vermont” by Taylor Dobbs. Adult possession and consumption of marijuana will be legal in the state starting July 1. 4. “UVM Administrators Decry ‘Racist’ Flyers Posted on Campus” by Molly Walsh. UVM police are investigating anti-immigration posters found hanging on campus on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 5. “Fourteen Undocumented Workers Detained in Colchester Hotel Raid” by Katie Jickling. Federal agents targeted 14 construction workers at a Colchester Days Inn.


ermont Gov. Phil Scott released a $5.9 billion state budget proposal Tuesday that lacks major new initiatives and increases spending by just 2.3 percent. In a Statehouse speech, the Republican gov said the increase was tied to the growth rate of Vermonters’ income. His plan would hold the line on new taxes and fees, Alicia Freese reported. “There are no bells and there are no whistles in this budget,” Commissioner of the Department of Finance and Management Adam Greshin told reporters ahead of the governor’s address. Still, Scott expressed optimism, telling lawmakers he sees a future that will be “filled with endless potential, a growing workforce, a stronger economy and where no Vermonter must look elsewhere for prosperity.” To get there, he called for modest investments, such as using $3.2 million to encourage out-of-staters to move to Vermont. He would also do away with taxes on Social Security benefits for people who earn less than $55,000 a year, saying that would help keep retirees in Vermont.

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[Re Off Message: “Scott Administration Calls for a 925-Bed Prison Campus,” January 15]: In regard to the governor’s plan to build a new private prison in Vermont: Wouldn’t it make more sense to revise the laws that lead to the incarceration of so many nonviolent offenders and necessitate out-of-state beds or new private prisons? The lifelong consequences and stigma that result from imprisonment are undeniable, regardless of any rehab that may occur during the prison sentence — never mind the expense to house prisoners. I believe it’s time to consider a different way to address nonviolent crimes here in Vermont, allowing a reduction in the need for either out-of-state beds or new in-state private prisons. Beth Kiendl


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It was good to see Molly Walsh’s article [Off Message: “One Controversial Coyote Hunt Is Canceled, and Another Crops Up,” January 11] in Seven Days. Until you look under the rug, you would not know there is anything wrong or unjustified going on in our own backyards. Coyote “hunters” don’t advertise it, and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department turns its head. Coyote hunting is legalized animal cruelty because there are no regulations regarding this practice. Once you start really looking at what is going on, you can’t turn back and pretend this is not happening. In the past few months, I have witnessed what is truly going on. Some people hate coyotes to the point where they take pride in being cruel to them: trapping, beating, sending out packs of radio-collared dogs to chase the animals to exhaustion, stacking them in dead piles — even a photo of a man holding up a dead coyote pup, looking proud of his action. I am thankful for groups such as Protect Our Wildlife for bringing these topics to the forefront, where they should be, so people can really see what is going on in our woods. Coyote hunters and trappers make it out to be such a wholesome tradition. It’s anything but. Coyote contests only enable this behavior. Put


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Good one about Wayne Brunette’s execution by Cpl. Ethan Thibault and Thibault’s subsequent troubles [“After Police Shootings, Vermont Cops Are Slow to Provide Statements,” January 10]. The biggest standout for me? The Glock evidence picture showing not just hollow-point bullets, which are outlawed by the Geneva Conventions, but jagged-edged “rip-and-tear” claw types designed to inflict maximum organ damage. Why are these allowed? The St. Albans shooting seems more justified, as police confronted an armed suspect who’d fired several rounds before the confrontation. The two officers fired one round and stopped shooting when the suspect went down. But if we must give a statement immediately after an incident, so must they, with or without counsel present. Body and

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By a 9-3 margin, the Burlington City Council recently did business with local landlord Rick Bove Jr. [Emoji That: “Closed for Good,” December 13]. It seems that the 70 housing code violations that the Boves amassed over the past few years did not factor into the minds of our elected leaders. As our city continues to grow, now is the time to create more protections for our most vulnerable neighbors, to ensure that landlords like Bove are held responsible for their actions. In the last several years, one of the Boves’ 16 properties fell into such disrepair that it was condemned by the city. In 2013, the city even held the Bove’s Café liquor license hostage so that the Boves would pay and fix the violations [“Burlington Holds Liquor Licenses Hostage to Get Compliance on Code Violations and Taxes,” July 10, 2013]. Rick Bove’s response? “You can write whatever you like. It doesn’t much matter to me” [“Fix It, Man,” August 21, 2013]. Clearly, it also doesn’t matter to him what terrible conditions his tenants live in. Several city councilors have argued that the ends (more housing in the city) justify the means — encouraging slumlords to develop and own more property

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Throwback Threads Queen City shoppers enjoy a sartorial blast from the past at Thursday’s Vintage Pop-Up Market, presented by Reel Vintage and ProjectObject Vintage. Twelve Vermont sellers set up shop at ArtsRiot, where folks can browse men’s and women’s clothing, housewares, posters, jewelry and more. The venue’s restaurant and two bars are open. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 48



Band Aid Grooving to good music is even more satisfying when it’s for a good cause. Traditional roots trio Pete’s Posse, the rabble-rousing Tenderbellies and Americana group the Michele Fay Band serve up toe-tapping tunes to support Responsible Growth Hinesburg. The fifth annual Local Legends concert unfolds at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg.


BEHIND THE SCENES The 2016 drama Moonlight dazzled audience members and critics alike and was named Best Motion Picture of the Year at the 2017 Academy Awards. The man behind the movie takes the stage at Dartmouth College to retrace his journey as a filmmaker and look ahead at future projects during An Evening With Director Barry Jenkins.



Against the Ropes Roy Wayne Farris may be better known by his professional wrestling moniker, the Honky Tonk Man. A legend of World Wrestling Entertainment who has faced the likes of Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage, the former WWE Intercontinental Champion draws on his life in the ring for his one-man comedy show, “Shake, Rattle and Roll: A Wrestling Legend Tells All” in Middlebury. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 48



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It’s one thing to read the classic fairy tale of the princess cursed to a century of slumber, but it’s quite another to see the story brought to life by 50 accomplished dancers. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia appears at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe with its breathtaking production of Sleeping Beauty, set to music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.




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ov. PHIL SCOTT’s second budget address was entirely in character with his administration so far: long on warnings of critical challenges and short on meaningful proposals to meet them. There was little new or notable in his speech or his new budget. As always, Scott’s ability to pursue new programs is strictly constrained by his pledge to not increase taxes or fees. Indeed, that was the most noteworthy accomplishment in Scott’s new budget: no new fee or tax hikes. The budget’s small spending bump is tied to his administration’s calculation of wage growth in Vermont over a six-year period. “We can do what is truly bold,” Scott said at the end of his budget address. But the speech was remarkably lacking in boldness. Scott touted numerous initiatives in the six-figure range, which is pocket change by state government standards and out of scale with the big issues he was trying to address. For example, he boasted of a new investment in wood heat — “a critical way” to achieve Vermont’s renewable energy goals. The dollar commitment: a mere $300,000 to help homeowners upgrade old, inefficient woodstoves. In this landscape of molehills, the highest peaks were his “menu” of suggested education spending cuts, $3 million in new money for workforce recruitment and training, $6.4 million in borrowing to build new mental health facilities, and a phased-in tax exemption for Social Security income below $55,000 a year for single filers and $70,000 a year for joint filers. The exemption would cut tax revenue by $6 million annually when fully implemented. In a pre-speech briefing for the media, Finance Commissioner ADAM GRESHIN touted a brand-new “strategic approach to budgeting.” But when asked to identify specific savings, he could only identify a couple of examples. He acknowledged the paucity of actual results but explained, “We’ve just started down this road.” He said he expects to identify more savings as the new budgeting model becomes more established. That may well be true; it may also turn out that the low-hanging fruit was picked first. Time will tell. The briefing was confrontational at times. On the education spending “menu,” Secretary of Administration SUSANNE YOUNG was asked if the governor

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was abdicating responsibility for putting forward an actual plan. She insisted that the menu was an example of leadership in action, a characterization that convinced no one in the room. The biggest dispute was over the administration’s failure to provide copies of the budget. Young contended that this was nothing new, but experienced reporters pushed back. “Budgets are really complicated,” said ANNE GALLOWAY, founder and editor of “We want to understand what you’re doing.”

SCOTT TOUTED NUMEROUS INITIATIVES IN THE SIX-FIGURE RANGE, WHICH IS POCKET CHANGE BY STATE GOVERNMENT STANDARDS. Young repeatedly insisted that no copies were available. But, as the meeting adjourned, a stack of budget books suddenly appeared from the next room — too late to inform our questions or to help us form our own conclusions. It was a gratuitous flick on the collective media’s nose.

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During his first year in office, Scott ran into trouble with the legislature by springing proposals on lawmakers with little notice. In the session’s opening days, he announced his plan to upend the school budgeting process midstream, moving school budget votes from Town Meeting Day to late May. Late in the session, he unveiled his bid for statewide negotiation of school employees’ health care benefits. This year, the governor is trying a different approach. He allowed two major policy initiatives to be released several days before his budget address. And he floated them in ways seemingly designed to shield him from political fallout. First came the 925-bed mega-prison proposal, made public on Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Agency of Human Services Secretary AL GOBEILLE. Then, three days later, administration officials met with key lawmakers to discuss their ideas for education funding reform, which were immediately released to the media. Both proposals would take novel approaches to major problems. The prison

plan would replace aging, inadequate facilities; allow Vermont to bring almost all inmates home from out-of-state prisons; and provide new space for offenders who are elderly, juvenile or mentally ill. Gobeille proposed a public-private partnership, in which a contractor would build the complex and lease it to the state. The idea got immediate blowback, mainly centering on the potential involvement of CoreCivic, the private prison operator formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America. Within days, the governor made it clear that he didn’t necessarily support the plan. At a Thursday press conference, he called it “refreshing” but emphasized that it was “a vision, a proposal” and that all aspects were open to negotiation. That’s either a nobly cooperative spirit or a fundamental aversion to risk. An even clearer lack of commitment could be seen in the education spending plan — which wasn’t a plan at all, but a menu of cost-cutting ideas from which the legislature could pick and choose. Again, it’s either a collaborative approach or a way to avoid blame. Any idea for cost-cutting in public education carries political risk. There would be winners and losers, and you know whose voice would be loudest. By presenting a menu instead of a concrete proposal, the governor avoids identification with any specifics. At the same time, he has set the bar; if lawmakers fail to meet his estimated savings, they will have failed the taxpayers. If they reject his ideas and substitute their own, they get the negative fallout. It’s a good tactic: taking credit for bipartisanship while avoiding blame for unpopular specifics. Is it good leadership? That’s a different question.

A Family Affair

doesn’t like the fact that her political career is always linked to her famous stepfather, U.S. Sen. BERNIE SANDERS (I-Vt.). “I will never, ever get credit for fully completing anything on my own,” she told Seven Days’ KATIE JICKLING in mid-December. Well, yeah. But she will also never, ever have to find out what it’s like to not have powerful connections. And it’s clear that her candidacy for mayor of Burlington will benefit, both tangibly and intangibly, from the Sanders relationship. Take, for example, the endorsement she got last week from Our Revolution, CARINA DRISCOLL


the progressive advocacy group that arose from Sanders’ presidential campaign. Former Ohio state senator NINA TURNER, who was one of Sanders’ most prominent campaign surrogates, leads Our Revolution. Every member of its board of directors was involved in Sanders’ presidential effort. More crucially, the group’s support includes access to Sanders’ matchless donor list. Spokesperson DIANE MAY confirmed that Our Revolution uses Sanders’ email list as its own. Driscoll has said she won’t accept money from her parents. But money raised by Our Revolution could make a yuuuuge difference in her campaign’s fortunes. In response to an email inquiry, Driscoll’s campaign manager, ELISE GREAVES, said that the campaign “will not ask Our Revolution for any fundraising help” but “would accept financial contributions from Our Revolution” or its members. I bet it would.

At the end of 2016, before he took office, Scott announced he was selling his half of the company to his cousin. Scott himself financed a $2.5 million, low-interest 15-year loan to Don DuBois — which means that although Scott has no managerial authority, he clearly has a personal stake in the firm. “The governor himself has conceded that he has an ongoing interest in the continued success of his former business as the full payment of the loan is dependent upon DuBois Construction’s continued success,” Burns noted in his letter of inquiry to the Ethics Commission. The arrangement was seen by Scott as the only way to keep the business in the family, since its estimated $5 million net worth is almost entirely tied up in equipment, buildings and land. Still, it raised ethical questions at the time — and, as Burns wrote, “there was no Ethics Commission in place … when the governor devised his plan.” Now there is, and Burns is taking full advantage. The commission cannot force Scott to take any action, but a negative opinion would be awfully embarrassing. Considering this high-profile complaint will be one of the first tasks of the Ethics Commission, which is still trying to organize itself. Leven and commission chair MADELEINE MOTTA appeared last Friday to update the Senate Government Operations Committee on their progress — such as it is. “We were given an empty room,” Motta told the panel. “I bought some of the furniture at the state surplus outlet in Waterbury.” “I’ve been setting up email accounts and trying to get the phones to work,” added Leven. He’s also met with state archivist TANYA MARSHALL to discuss records management. “We’ll be handling a lot of documents,” he said. One big challenge: The commission needs secure communications and storage for potentially sensitive information. “We have a couple of broken-down cabinets,” said Motta. “We’ve put in a request for fireproof storage with a digital lock.” Their only Wi-Fi access, she added, “is from neighboring state buildings” and is unsecure. The commission also has to create a website, a complaint form, stationery with a letterhead and an actual, formal state ethics code, among other things. The panel has already spent more than half of its annual budget, and it’s barely started paying its lone employee. And now, a serious inquiry about the governor’s ethics has landed on its desk. Welcome to the big-time, folks. m



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Vermont’s brand-new Ethics Commission is now open for business! The legislature created the panel last year. It was designed to provide an outlet for ethics-related complaints against state officials and employees — but without any actual authority or investigative powers. The commission has a single parttime staffer and an annual budget of $100,000. When it receives complaints, all it can do is a cursory fact-check followed by referral to the governmental entity that’s involved. The commission can also, upon request, provide advisory opinions. The all-volunteer, five-member commission began meeting in October. Its first order of business was filling that sole paid position — executive director. Its choice, BRIAN LEVEN, started work at the end of December. Leven is a familiar face around the Statehouse; before practicing law in Stowe in recent years, he was a longtime staff attorney for the legislature. He has also served as deputy secretary of state. Leven is still feeling his way around his brand-new office (more on that in a moment), but he’s already got a hot potato on his hands. PAUL BURNS, executive director of the Vermont Public Interest Research Group, has formally requested an opinion on Gov. Scott’s relationship with DuBois Construction, the contracting firm Scott used to co-own with his cousin DON DUBOIS. The firm frequently bids on state construction contracts.


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t’s a done deal. Gov. Phil Scott on Monday signed a bill that legalizes marijuana — with plenty of caveats. As of July 1, individuals 21 and older can possess two mature cannabis plants and four immature ones, along with up to one ounce of pot. The new law is far from cut-anddried, however. Seven Days posed some questions that pot smokers might have to three lawmakers who voted for H.511 and know it well. We also checked in with local and federal law enforcement officials to see whether the new law will change the way they operate. Their responses proved that the exact implications of the new law remain hazy — and the smoke likely won’t clear anytime soon.

Where can I light up? In your home or a friend’s home. The same is true with edibles, though if you’re consuming them in public … who’s gonna check your candy for THC content? “That would be a little hard to enforce, but technically you’re not supposed to,” Rodgers said. “Are you going to start harassing everyone who is eating gummy bears?”

Will I be able to buy marijuana in Vermont? Nope. Not unless you have a medical marijuana card, in which case you can buy it at a dispensary just as before. The new law legalizes individual possession and cultivation but not the sale or purchase of the drug. “Many of us see that as a shortcoming of the bill,” said Sen. John Rodgers (D-Essex/Orleans), a longtime legalization proponent. “There are going to be people who can’t grow it, or won’t grow it, who would like to procure it.” Can a friend give me marijuana? “Yes,” Rodgers answered, without hesitation. Reps. Maxine Grad (D-Moretown) and Chip Conquest (D-Wells River), who helped shepherd the bill to passage as chair and vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee, respectively, were less certain. “If I have my ounce of marijuana, and I go to my friend’s house and share some with him or her, my belief is that there [is] not a penalty for doing that,” Conquest said. A long pause followed before Grad weighed in: “There’s not an explicit penalty, but our current laws on dispensing [still] exist, so...” Her point: Penalties remain for dispensing the drug — and dispensing technically means providing, whether or not money changes hands.

influence. Passengers can’t smoke, either, and they can’t carry “open containers” of marijuana. So what, exactly, is an open container? “That, I think, is subject to interpretation,” said Rodgers. “If you have a baggie or a Tupperware in your car and it’s open, it’s an open container. But in my mind, if the baggie is sealed and in your purse or in your briefcase or in the dash, that’s a closed container.”

July 1 feels a long way off. Can I plant a few seeds before then? No, according to Rodgers, who grows hemp and sympathizes with those frustrated by a truncated first growing season. “The sooner you get it in in the spring, the better the plant is gonna be.” Conquest’s advice to impatient gardeners: “Till up the ground, but don’t stick anything in it.”

Are edibles and other forms of ingesting marijuana allowed? “If you have an ounce of marijuana, you’re free to consume it any way you want,” Rodgers said.

Marijuana use is prohibited in public places and wherever tobacco use is illegal. What about in a car? You can’t consume marijuana while driving, nor can you drive under its

Speaking of seeds: How do I get my hands on some? “There’s a huge assortment of seeds available on the internet,” Rodgers helpfully noted. “Procuring seeds should not be a problem.” But is that legal? The law defines marijuana to include seeds, which suggests that there’s no legal way to purchase them, either. And sharing with a friend, again, remains up for debate. “There is no prohibition on gifting someone seeds if you are growing,” Conquest said. Grad disagreed: “I think it’s arguable that that’s dispensing.” Will I be able to grow marijuana on my own property? Yes. As long as it’s in a secure location, out of public view. And keep in mind, that six-plant limit is per


dwelling, not per person. If you’re a renter, you need the property owner’s permission to grow on the premises.


diversion program. After that, the more you’re caught with, the more serious the penalty. “We’re not out actively looking for people’s homegrows unless they’re massive,” said Colchester Police Chief Jennifer Morrison, who is also president of the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police. “If we had trafficking-level concerns, then absolutely we would be investigating that.”








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What does “secure” mean? Picket fence? Padlock? Barbed wire? Alarm system? The legislation states that cannabis must be grown “in an enclosure that is screened from public view and is secure so that access is How about the feds? Are limited to the cultivator and they coming for my crop? persons 21 years of age or As the Vermont House older who have permission debated the bill on January from the cultivator.” 4, U.S. Attorney General Jeff “I think that’s a little SEN. JOHN Sessions announced that he bit open to interpretation,” RODGERS was reversing an Obama-era Rodgers said. His take: “Out directive that encouraged a of view and surrounded by some sort of enclosure or fence, or inside hands-off federal approach in states that had legalized marijuana. your house.” Vermont U.S. Attorney Christina Conquest’s standard is a bit tougher. “If the door is just latched Nolan hinted that her office has and somebody from the outside can bigger concerns than Joe Homegrow. come and unlatch it, then that I think Marijuana cases brought by her office would not qualify as a secure location have been few and far between, she that prevents people without permis- said, while opiates are a priority in a state overwhelmed by them. sion from getting in.” “We don’t start charging cases If I can only possess one ounce of based on what the state legislature is marijuana, what happens when my doing,” Nolan said. “But we need to two marijuana plants yield a multikeep our options open to prosecute ounce harvest? Do I have to ditch each case as it arises. You just don’t perfectly good ganja? know the unique circumstances of a No. That one-ounce limit refers to case until you see it.”  what you can carry around at a time. It doesn’t include your harvest, so you can Contact: stockpile all the weed you can grow — as long as it stays in your house.

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In the NEK, an Addiction Recovery Coach Heals Others — and Herself B Y M A R K D AV I S




he Vermont nonprofit Building Bright Futures announced a grim statistic two weeks ago at the Statehouse: The number of children in state custody has doubled in recent years, largely because their opiate-addicted parents can’t adequately care for them. Last week, the Vermont Supreme Court created a commission to study a family court system overwhelmed by the surge in drug-related custody cases. Neither announcement would surprise Cindy Boyd, executive director of Kingdom Recovery Center. Cocaine, heroin, marijuana, pills — there isn’t a drug Boyd hasn’t abused. And although she’s been clean for 10 years and counting, her recovery will never be fully complete: She gave birth to four children between 1988 and 2005, but none of them calls her “Mom.” One daughter died as an infant, she said. Another perished in a car crash. Two more of her children, removed by social workers, now live with other families. “It is my own fault. I own it,” said Boyd, who is 47. “Everything that happened was because of me and the choices I made.” Boyd’s candor helps her communicate and empathize with those who seek help in St. Johnsbury. “Alcoholics and addicts and criminals are bullshitters,” she said. “We can get people to believe us.” That self-awareness, and a willingness to recount her struggle publicly, has made Boyd an unlikely leader in the Northeast Kingdom’s fight against the opiate epidemic. “You can’t say any one thing stands out about Cindy,” said Steve Kline, president of the Kingdom Recovery Center’s board of directors. “Her life stands out. She’s a role model.” True to form, Boyd broke the ice on a frigid afternoon at the center, where half a dozen regulars gathered to take advantage of a weekly free lunch. A twentysomething man, “Ray” — Boyd asked that guests not be identified by their real names — followed her, recounting a recent failed attempt to get clean in Jacksonville, Fla. It started out promisingly enough, he told the group, but then one night he and a roommate got bored and slammed an 18-pack of beer. That led to more beer,

HEALTH which led to snorting antidepressants. Ray woke up in a hospital with a tube in his throat. He had been saved from an opiate overdose — and not for the first time. He chuckled at the memory. “What would have happened if you wound up a vegetable?” Boyd asked him, more concerned than peeved. “Do you think about that stuff?” “I think about it every day,” Ray said solemnly. Boyd doesn’t present herself in a way that draws attention; she’s unassuming and pads around the center with just socks on her feet. But she doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind or confront people whom she thinks aren’t being straight with her.

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Later in the day, the same young man started telling a visitor a story about how he got sent to prison for heroin use. The tale involved a relative calling his probation officer. “My family put me in jail—” Ray began, but Boyd cut him off. “Your family did not put you in jail,” she corrected him. “Your actions did.” Ray knew better than to challenge her. In a room full of people with tales of struggle, he was well aware that hers was arguably the most painful. Boyd grew up in the working-class town of Fitchburg, Mass., an hour west of Boston, the youngest of five siblings. Her parents were both alcoholics, she said. Her mom worked in a nearby

plastics factory; her dad never earned a steady paycheck. Eight years younger than her closest sibling, Boyd lived a lonely existence. But she still managed to follow in the footsteps of her older brothers and sisters, getting into heavy drinking and drug abuse. By the time she was 17, she had dropped out of high school, gotten addicted to cocaine and become pregnant. She and Allen Nutting had a daughter, Stephanie, in 1988. A second daughter, Tiffany, arrived in 1989 but died of sudden infant death syndrome three months later, Boyd said. The following years, Boyd said, were a blur of cocaine, opiates, alcohol and tragedy. Nutting moved to Barton, Vt., taking Stephanie with him. Boyd kept using. She got pregnant again by another man, but she lost custody of the child, a son who now lives in Canada. Stephanie, a precocious A student at Lakes Region Union High School in Orleans, stayed in touch with her mom and for months tried to get her to move to Vermont. In 2004, Boyd was pregnant with her fourth child and attempting to stay clean when she agreed to relocate to the Northeast Kingdom to be closer to the girl. Two months before her scheduled arrival, though, 16-year-old Stephanie was killed in a car accident. Boyd moved to Vermont anyway. Once her baby, Bryanna, was born, she resumed abusing cocaine and pills. In January 2007, something happened that Boyd knows some people, even those who are fond of her, may never understand or forgive. Bryanna, then 2, was lethargic, not eating and throwing up. Boyd took her to an emergency room. Doctors ordered tests. Traces of cocaine were found in Bryanna’s system, indicating that Boyd had smoked crack in her presence. The Department for Children and Families took Bryanna away. Boyd was eventually charged with misdemeanor child cruelty, she said, as well as unrelated charges for driving with a suspended license and missing a court hearing. During an eight-month prison sentence, from her cell at the now-shuttered women’s prison in Waterbury, she relinquished her parental rights to Bryanna. A local schoolteacher, Candy


celebrated Bryanna’s January 10 birthday — and Christmas — last Saturday. Having Bryanna in her life, even in a limited way, has helped Boyd move on, she said. She hasn’t taken a drug or had a drink since her time behind bars. During the past few years, Boyd has become something of a minor celebrity in Vermont recovery circles. She appeared in NEK filmmaker Bess O’Brien’s 2011 documentary about adoption and DCF cases, Ask Us Who We Are. In one of the film’s more wrenching moments, Boyd looks into the camera and explains her decision to give Bryanna up for adoption: “I said to myself … I can’t guarantee that I will never ever pick up a drug


Palmer, was fostering the little girl and wanted to adopt her. The seeds of Boyd’s recovery were planted, improbably, during this difficult period. She credits two factors. First, her time in prison forced her to sober up. Second, Palmer learned through social workers about the other children Boyd had lost. She sent a letter to the mother of four in prison. Boyd still keeps it in a desk drawer at home. “I don’t want you and her to lose contact,” Palmer wrote, adding: “Please know that you are not forgotten and that each day I think about you and the gift you gave us when signing the paper to give up your parental rights.”





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After her release from prison, Boyd began volunteering at the Kingdom Recovery Center and working at the McDonald’s in St. Johnsbury. One afternoon in the winter of 2009, Palmer showed up at the Railroad Street fastfood joint unannounced with Bryanna in her arms. Boyd began to cry as soon as she saw them. She stepped out from behind the cash register, and Bryanna, then 4, extended her arms to the woman she now calls her “biological mom,” or “Cindy.” Today, Bryanna is 13. She and Boyd have a good relationship, though Boyd doesn’t want to overstate it. Boyd sees her daughter every month or so, often at the girl’s gymnastics meets. They

again, and maybe the best thing would be for me to just sign over my parental rights and let the people who have her adopt her.” Boyd has been a frequent guest speaker at meetings and conferences that address Vermont’s opiate crisis and has joined several NEK community groups and organizations dedicated to helping addicts. She never hesitates to tell her story and has shared it with young mothers who are struggling with custody problems. Susan Cherry, director of the Community Restorative Justice Center in St. Johnsbury, said Boyd’s personal experiences inform her work. For example, Cherry cited Boyd’s input in an effort to build a halfway house for addicts in St. Johnsbury. Boyd argued that licensed professionals should not staff the home, in order to allow residents the freedom to solve their own problems — following the model at a similar facility, Aerie House, nearby. Cherry said that she and others who are boosting the project have come to agree with Boyd.



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Zeroing In? A New Senate Proposal Aims for Common Ground on Gun Safety B Y TAY LO R D O B B S

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n late December 2012, Steven Davis, a Bennington math and science teacher, was seen putting a Bushmaster AR-15 semiautomatic rifle into his car. Concerned neighbors called the police, and officers went to Davis’ home. Finding no evidence of a crime, they left without taking the rifle. By the next day, according to the Bennington Banner, Davis had posted videos online criticizing the local teachers’ union and making statements that led people to worry he might become violent. Davis’ wife filed for a restraining order against him. “I’ve studied military tactics, and this is the way to go,” he said in one video. “It’s all going to hit so hard, so fast and shut that school system down ’til they get things straight.” According to Bennington Police Chief Paul Doucette, members of the Mount Anthony Union High School community reported the videos soon after they were posted. “We were getting inundated with telephone calls from schoolteachers because he was sending out emails,” the chief told the Banner at the time. “It became disturbing to some people.” In response, police asked Davis to hand over his rifle. He surrendered the weapon voluntarily and allowed the cops to take him to a hospital for a mental health evaluation. “That [incident] raised the issue of ‘What if he said no?’” Sen. Dick Sears (D-Bennington) told colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee early this month. “Nothing you can do until he kills somebody.” To defuse such situations in the future, Sears, who chairs the committee, has introduced legislation to permit police to ask a judge for an “extreme risk protection order” allowing cops to confiscate a citizen’s guns for up to a year. The proposal complements — or is an alternative to — a House-passed measure that would authorize police to seize guns immediately when they arrest or cite someone for domestic violence. Both proposals take a narrower approach to reducing gun crimes than a far more controversial bill to require background checks for all firearms sales. Media coverage and advocacy efforts in Vermont have largely focused on that broader bill, which has never advanced beyond Sears’ committee since it was first introduced five years ago. Its chances of passage this year don’t look much better. “The committee rejected it [in 2015] … and the committee’s still the same, so I don’t think any minds have been changed there,” Sears said of the backgroundchecks bill. It’s possible, though not certain, that a limited focus on preventing domestic violence might boost the newer bills’ chances of passage. While they view the proposals from different vantage points, some gun rights supporters and some domestic violence advocates agree that targeting specific situations — not all gun owners — could increase safety without compromising gun rights.

Under current law, police can’t seize guns except in very specific circumstances, such as when a gun is part of a criminal investigation or a court has issued a domestic violence restraining order. Sears said none of those things applied in the Bennington incident. “Even though he had made these threats, even though he possessed a [high-powered rifle], there was no process” to protect the public, Sears said of Davis. The House bill, which passed that chamber last March on a 78-60 vote, allows police to take guns for up to five days when someone is arrested or cited for domestic violence — immediately, without a court hearing. That bill awaits a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sears has expressed concerns about

it. He worries that the measure violates the Fourth Amendment’s protections against unwarranted search and seizure, a concern gun rights advocates share. “I want to do something that will stand constitutional muster, No. 1,” Sears said. Despite his reservations about the House proposal, the Senate judiciary chair said he agrees that police should have expanded power to remove guns from certain potentially dangerous situations. He said his bill is an attempt to address that without violating gun owners’ right to due process. Unlike the House bill, Sears’ proposal would require police officers to get a judge’s permission to take away one’s guns and prevent them from buying more for up to a year. Sears said it’s important that gun owners have a chance to argue their cases in court before the government takes their firearms. “This approach is something that I’m more comfortable with,” Sears said. “Having a quick [court] process rather than just one police officer based upon a victim’s statement or whatever.” His legislation is based on existing laws in Washington and Oregon, Sears said, bolstering his argument that it passes constitutional muster. Both states allow authorities to take guns away from people if a court rules that they are a threat to themselves or others. Also improving the chances of Sears’ bill is the fact that it has not provoked outright opposition from the


Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, the Vermont affiliate of the National Rifle Association. The federation has lobbied in the Statehouse for years against nearly every gun control proposal. “Vermont doesn’t need any new gun control laws,” said federation president Chris Bradley. “There is no problem that needs to be solved here.” Bradley acknowledged that even if Vermont doesn’t have a gun problem, “clearly there is a domestic violence issue.” But he argued that the Housepassed bill crosses a line because it allows police to take guns without a court order.


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“The officer is now suddenly put in a position to be … judge, jury and executioner,” Bradley said. “That person can, in effect, take all firearms from the house.” While he did not endorse Sears’ plan, he said the federation is “not opposed” and will be following the legislation closely. “I think we can all agree that there are certain people in this world who should not have firearms,” Bradley said. “I see [Sears’ bill] as an attempt to, in a framework of due process, make that determination.” A second gun rights group disagrees. Ed Cutler, the president of Gun Owners of Vermont, said his organization opposes both the House and Senate bills. While Sears’ legislation provides some due process, going to court will likely involve hefty legal expenses for gun owners, Cutler said. “A judge can say anything … He’s generally going to go against the defendant because he wants to be sure that nothing is going to happen,” he said. “So you need a lawyer. A lawyer to go to court on something like this is $2,000 to $3,000, minimum.” Cutler says his group’s solution is simple: If someone is violent, they should be locked up. If they haven’t done anything wrong yet, they should be allowed to keep their legally owned guns. On the other side of the issue, organizations that advocate for victims of domestic violence worry about potential delays if a court hearing is required. Auburn Watersong, associate director of public policy at the Vermont

Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, said it’s vital to give police the power to take guns away as they respond to an incident. “That’s because … when that domestic violence situation in that household is brought out into public light, that is often the most dangerous time for a victim,” she said. “And what we’re trying to get at is not waiting until there is a court order in place.” Watersong said she doesn’t oppose Sears’ plan. She just doesn’t think it goes far enough. Police, who would be responsible for seizing and storing guns if these bills pass, have practical concerns. Colchester Police Chief Jennifer Morrison said she and the cops she works with are fully on board with protecting victims of domestic violence or threats, but they are already dealing with too many guns. “Disposing of firearms is one of the most difficult parts of managing our evidence and property rooms,” said Morrison, who also serves as president of the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police. Under state law, officials need permission from the commissioner of public safety or the state treasurer in order to destroy or sell guns held by the government. According to Morrison, those officials have refused to give their permission for years, even when she proposed bringing in a private company that can strip guns for parts and then destroy them for free. With no legal way for cops to get rid of the guns, they pile up. Morrison said she’s not opposed to either bill. She just wants to make sure lawmakers consider all of the consequences of their proposals. “I’m really sticking to the practicalities of accounting for and safely storing [guns],” she said. “It takes some resources to do these things.” With three pieces of gun legislation before them, senators have scheduled a public hearing at the Statehouse on January 30. Gun rights, gun control and domestic violence advocacy groups have already started mobilizing their members to make the trip. “We’ll be attending by the thousands, hopefully,” said Cutler. “Put it this way: The Statehouse will be full.” Asked whether any of the gun proposals are likely to pass through his committee, Sears said it’s too soon to tell. “I don’t know what we’ll do,” he said. “Everything depends on what we hear at the public hearing.” m


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On April 30, 2015, NASA’s Mercury spacecraft crash-landed on the surface of Mars, ending its four-year mission. After 14 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!” finally dropped to the No. 2 spot. And in theaters the previous weekend, Furious 7 barely edged out Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 as the nation’s highest-grossing film. That afternoon — 1,000 days ago as of Wednesday, January 24 — also marked the last time Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) granted an interview to the largest newspaper in his home state, Seven Days. “I am a hard worker, and I will — we have a very strong staff, and I will devote a considerable amount of time to Vermont’s issues as I run for president,” he told the paper during a 10-minute phone interview hours after announcing his presidential run. In the 1,000 days since, Seven Days has made dozens of interview requests. Each time, the independent, locally owned newspaper has been rebuffed or ignored. That hasn’t stopped Seven Days from doing its job. In the intervening years, the paper has published 482 articles about its home-state senator, including five in-depth cover stories. Its reporters traveled to eight states — some, including Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, multiple times — to cover his presidential campaign. Vermont’s junior senator has gone to great, and sometimes comical, lengths to avoid Seven Days staffers — blowing them off at an Iowa parade, a chartered jet over Nevada and a holiday party in Burlington. Last November, when Seven Days publisher and coeditor Paula Routly found herself sitting next to him on a plane from Washington, D.C., to Vermont, Sanders gave her the cold shoulder — though the two have been casual acquaintances for decades. “I said, ‘You might not recognize me with my hair up, but I’m Paula Routly from Seven Days,’” she recalled telling him. “And he said, ‘You’re one of the copublishers?’” When she answered in the affirmative, Routly recounted, “He literally grunted and turned away.” Sanders uttered not another word. Asked again this week why Sanders won’t talk to Seven Days, spokesman Daniel McLean declined to comment — and the senator himself ignored our latest interview request.


Fourteen Undocumented Workers Detained in Colchester Hotel Raid Federal immigration officers arrested and detained 14 undocumented construction workers staying at a Colchester hotel last week, the largest local raid “in recent memory,” according to a spokesman for human rights organization Migrant Justice. U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents arrived at the Days Inn on Route 15 — across the street from Saint Michael’s College

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Study: Health Department’s Opiate Treatment System Is Succeeding The Vermont Department of Health’s 4-year-old “hub-and-spoke” model for treating opiate addiction led to a 96 percent reduction in patients’ usage of the dangerous drug, according to a report released Monday. Authored by University of Vermont professor Richard Rawson, the yearlong study of 100 opiate users found that hub-and-spoke patients reported an 89 percent decrease in emergency department visits after they received treatment and a 90 percent drop in police stops and arrests. Perhaps most encouragingly, none of the participants in treatment had overdosed in the three months leading up to the study interview, compared to 25 percent who had overdosed in the three months before entering treatment. “This report gives me hope,” Health Commissioner Mark Levine said. The hub-and-spoke system has been the state’s primary tool to combat the surge in opiate abuse with medication-assisted treatment. At six “hub” facilities, patients in need of intensive treatment receive methadone and buprenorphine. Dozens of physicians’ offices make up the “spokes,” where buprenorphine is administered to patients who have made more progress in treating their addiction. The report was not all positive. About 80 percent of participants receiving treatment at hubs were critical of the environment in the clinics, “citing disruptive and counter-therapeutic ‘drug talk’ by patients,” the report said. Patients also complained of high turnover among hub counselors. A record 106 people died of fatal opiate overdoses in Vermont in 2016. The 2017 tally has not yet been released.



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— around 5 a.m. last Thursday and arrested the workers in the hotel breakfast room, said owner Darcy Church. She described it as a “10 minutes, in-and-out” operation where most of the other guests never noticed anything was amiss. Workers who were not detained then alerted Migrant Justice, said group spokesman Will Lambek. Many of the workers are being held at ICE’s Strafford County House of Corrections in New Hampshire on immigration charges, though some may still be detained in Vermont, he added. The workers Activists at a had been hired by a protest last year construction firm and periodically stayed at the hotel when they came to the area for projects, Church said. Neither Church nor any hotel staff tipped off federal immigration officers — “no one at the hotel knew this would happen or had anything to do with it,” she said. It was the first time ICE agents had ever paid a visit to the hotel, according to Church. Lambek declined to identify the workers and the construction firm that hired them, though he clarified that none were organizers with Migrant Justice. Lambek said the organization had contacted the offices of Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).



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“She has compassion for folks going through things she has already gone through,” Cherry said. “That gives her insight.” Yet Boyd’s most important work occurs inside the recovery center. In 2015, she became its executive director. Recovery centers host classes and meetings, organize community outings, and help visitors connect with social services. Kingdom Recovery Center, which runs on a $92,000 annual Department of Health grant, recently taught people to use the overdose-reversing drug Narcan. The center’s chief role is to offer a sense of community and comfort to addicts. Its vibe is a mix between a clubhouse and a highway rest stop: There are five bathrooms and several comfy couches and chairs. A pot of coffee is always on. Appropriately, the facility occupies the white clapboard childhood home of Robert Holbrook Smith, a cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Visitors can tour it. AA has an estimated 2 million members worldwide; Boyd occasionally welcomes foreign guests. “We don’t feel like we’re alone here,” Boyd said. “Most of us usually feel alone. We pushed away our families and friends, burned bridges. No one wants us around. Most of us feel awful. Nobody knows what it’s like unless you’ve experienced it.” When addicts talk about their lives, Boyd said, they often say that they were once headed for “jails, institutions or death.” She hopes that, in watching her rebuild her own life, the center’s clients will see another option. But she knows even a good role model has limitations. “Some of these kids, I want to shake them, but you can’t,” she said. “You just hope they get it before it’s too late. But it’s a reality — not everyone is going to get it.” m Contact:





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In between assignments at sea, Alex lived with his sister, Kate, in Denver, Colo., and enjoyed visiting friends in Vermont. He especially loved spending time at his friend Seth’s farm. Alex was also considering going back to school and becoming a high school history or English teacher. He was a voracious reader and always eager to discuss the mysteries and deeper meanings of both the human and natural worlds.  Alex’s immense appetite for life will be sorely missed by his friends and family. He will be remembered as an adventurer, philosopher, fierce environmental steward, confidant, protector, sportsman, all-around Renaissance man and never one to miss a party.  In addition to his mother, Jennie; father, Roy; stepmother, Carla; and his sister, Kate, and her fiancé, Eric Brenner; Alex is survived by his uncle Angus Mackie and his wife, Donna, of Cooperstown, and their children Morgan Segit and Kyle Mackie; his uncle Bill Mackie and his wife, Julie, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and their daughter, Leska Haskell; his uncle Tom Mackie and his wife, Meg, of Sudbury, Mass., and their children Callie and Sam; and his uncle Steven (Bo) Mackie and his wife, Martha, of Springfield, Va., and their children Sarah Schilling, Erin Van Buren and Joseph Mackie. He is also survived by family members in Homosassa, Fla., including his grandmother Svanhild Johannesen; his uncle John Johannesen and his wife, Cindy; his aunt Linda Bernardo and her husband, Tommy; and his aunt Grace Peters and her children Eric and Matthew.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Alex’s memory to Trout Unlimited at


Alexander Johannesen, 30, formerly of Fly Creek, N.Y., died unexpectedly in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, on Thursday, January 18. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, at the Louis C. Jones Center at the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.  Alex was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 30, 1987, the son of Jennie Johannesen of Fly Creek and Roy Johannesen of Colfax, Calif. He was also the grandson of Dr. Robert William Mackie of Fly Creek, who passed away in 2008. Alex grew up living with his mother, grandfather and beloved older sister, Kate, and spending many summers in California with his father. No matter where he was, Alex was most at home outdoors and particularly loved fishing.  Alex graduated from Cooperstown High School in 2005. He spent countless hours on the basketball court at the Clark Sports Center and was an accomplished

swimmer and wrestler. He also shared his talents as a natural performer in school musicals and the senior play. During summers in his teenage years, Alex could be found stocking shelves at the Fly Creek General Store and, later, crafting pizza at Tino’s. Alex studied wildlife and fisheries biology at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt., graduating with a BS in 2010. After finishing his degree, Alex biked from Vermont to Washington with three friends, camping, working side jobs and generally hustling their way across the country. He had started writing a book about the experience called The Squalor Boys.  In 2011, Alex started working as a biological observer on fishing vessels in the Bering Sea, based out of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Observers are responsible for collecting data on the catch of commercial fishing operations and documenting safety or harassment violations, as well as any mishandling of marine mammals or protected species. It is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Alex excelled in the challenging conditions, helped train new hires and was recognized as one of the most competent observers in the industry. He worked for Alaskan Observers, Inc. at first and, most recently, as a lead field biologist for Saltwater Inc. The cause of Alex’s death is still under investigation by the City of Unalaska Department of Public Safety at this time.  Alex’s infectious sense of humor, quick wit, engaging storytelling ability, cooking, honesty and compassion made him a favorite of crews and fellow observers alike. The fishing community will gather to hold a memorial service for him in Seattle later this spring.


On January 13, 2018, Nancy Griffith Cathcart moved on to her next adventure, leaving her legacy of love and passion with all of us. Nancy was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and always had a warm place in her heart for that city and the rich family memories from her youth in and around Pittsburgh and her nearby and beloved Indian Lake.  The University of Vermont brought her to Vermont in her undergraduate days, and she fell in love with Burlington, leaving only briefly for graduate school in Oregon, and then returning to Vermont for the rest of her life. Although most recently she lived in Colchester, she was and will always be a true Burlingtonian. It was nearly impossible for her to walk down Church Street without stopping for a hug and a long chat with a friend every few feet of the way.  Nancy began her career in early childhood education at Trinity College Child Care Center and then Addison County Parent Child Center. But a move to Vermont Public Television began the career that we all know her

for: brilliantly and passionately fundraising and grant writing for nonprofit institutions with missions that she believed in. Nancy conducted this work for a number of other local institutions, including Trinity College and Fletcher Allen Health Care, as well as serving as chair of the board of directors at Vermont CARES. Eventually, she formed her own consultancy, providing financial resource development strategies for nonprofits. The next step in her career focused on passing on this legacy to the next generation as the founder and director of Champlain College’s Center for Service and Civic Engagement. This was the role and period of time where Nancy most flourished. Working with young, intelligent and passionate students, many lifelong friendships and relationships began. Nancy later worked as VP of development and community relations at the Greater Burlington YMCA, director of development at Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, and most recently as the president and CEO of the Humane Society of Chittenden County.  Throughout this time, Nancy raised her two sons, Hunter and Sam, cheering far too loudly (in her boys’ teenage opinions) at their basketball games and always showing up anytime and anyplace in their lives to help them through hard times and to help them celebrate the good times. She was a wonderful mother and a role model in the delicate mixture of compassion combined with strength of character and self-confidence. Most importantly,

she made sure that her sons knew the value of following their hearts. She leaves behind her three siblings and her mother, Lucy, as well as her two sons, their wives, and two young grandkids, whom she was only just beginning to enjoy and spoil for what we all thought would be much more time to come in the truly perfect role for her, that of grandmother.  After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer a little over a year ago and undergoing treatment with the love, support and care of her true love and partner, Casey, she was recently feeling healed, rested and ready to get back to a life of fun and big plans. Sadly, her cancer recurred and took her from us suddenly. But her remaining days were full of family, friends, love and light, and many conversations about how she will somehow, with the help of us all, find the window in the universe to keep looking down and touching us as she did for the magical period of time when her energy was all gathered here in one place and time.  In the true spirit of Nancy, she wished for us all to celebrate her life when the warm sun returns this summer, rather than gathering to mourn her death in the darkness of winter. You will all know when this celebration happens, and you will all be welcome to join us in fulfilling this wish. 


Wishbone Collective Brings More Artists to Winooski




inooski is known for many things, among them its raging river, its name — from the Abenaki word for “onion” — its cluster of popular restaurants and bars, a music festival called WAKING WINDOWS, and, of course, its traffic circle. But a proliferation of galleries and studios, like in neighboring Burlington? Not so much. That’s starting to change, though, as two new spaces have opened in recent months. Artist HEATHER FROMKIN and carpenter PATRICK JOHNSON have christened their eco-oriented studio, event and (eventually) exhibition space 2CREATIVE COMMUNITY INC.; it’s still bringing in tenants. And on the circle facing Main Street is the newly minted sevenmember WISHBONE COLLECTIVE, founded by photographers JACQUELYN POTTER and DANIEL SCHECHNER. With their studio mates, the two hope to “create more of an art community scene in Winooski and the greater Burlington area,” Schechner says. “Workshops, events, pop-ups, gallery

shows — creating a space where people feel more comfortable trying to display their work, or wanting to talk about an idea.” Attracting people to the second-story, 1,800-square-foot workspace shouldn’t be hard. Wishbone is airy and bright, with large windows and scuffed wooden floors. Some would say it has “character.” It came with an electric Wurlitzer organ, a 1930s oven and a built-in loft in one of the rooms. The collective’s genesis was impulsive. “It was a very quick thing,” Potter says. “It was one of those opportunities, [and we thought], If someone else sees it, they’re going to snag it.” She and Schechner first looked at the space in mid-December; within two days, they’d signed a lease and were holding the keys. They began gathering other tenants and were at capacity within a month. Like many young photographers, Potter and Schechner had dreamed of having their own studios. They do a lot of their work and personal photography

outdoors, but both were looking for a controlled indoor setting. Toward that end, they have been offering portrait specials throughout January as a way to break in the studio. Schechner is extending his offer of $100 per session into February. Potter is pri- Daniel Schechner a marily a wedding photographing client in the Wishbone photographer, Collective studio space accustomed to capturing happy brides and grooms, adorable flower girls and dance-floor antics. “What’s great about [the Wishbone Collective] is that now I have that option to be able to sit down and create my own scene,” she says. “I still feel absolutely creative with my wedding work, but it’s nice having

different people in front of this blank — some might say ‘boring’ — background, creating a scene from it that focuses on … whatever [the subjects] bring into it.” Schechner, the guy behind the @ lifeintheboonies Instagram account, just published a book of photographs,

01.24.18-01.31.18 SEVEN DAYS 22 STATE OF THE ARTS

This Saturday, VERMONT PRIDE THEATER will perform a staged reading of a play that took more than four years to create and went on to tour internationally. The groundbreaking work that debuted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland and landed at Harvard’s American Repertory Theater at now makes its way to CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS in Randolph. Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, written by New York-based playwright Paul Lucas, showcases verbatim conversations with transgender women (transitioned from male to female) from around the world. The board of VPT first got wind of the play prior to its 2015 debut in Scotland. Board member CHER LASTON, who was serendipitously planning to attend the Edinburgh festival, scoped out Trans Scripts for the Vermont company. After Laston’s strong recommendation, and a second viewing of the show at ART, VPT reached out to the playwright about producing it in Randolph. Lucas collected and curated the





Original cast member Bianca Leigh (left) and playwright Paul Lucas

stories of more than 75 trans women, conducting interviews across the U.S. and in Australia, England, India, Cuba and Germany. In an interview, he described the mammoth task as “overwhelming.” But the playwright was determined to present the voices of these women. “The show was designed so that people can hear firsthand experiences of a trans person out loud,” he said. Lucas told Seven Days his primary

objective was to leave the content of the interviews untouched. The only editing he did was to select which interviews to include and arrange the stories to establish a narrative flow. The playwright said he found that translating the transgender experience across cultures was like “comparing apples to kumquats.” For that reason, he decided to limit Trans Scripts to stories from Englishspeaking, western or westernized cultures. “Transgender identity is in many ways a response to the Western notion of gender binary,” Lucas asserted, noting that certain other cultures may acknowledge five or six genders. “For me,” he continued, “including PAU L those stories would ignore

a mixed-race woman, and a Latinx woman (a gender-neutral term for a person of Latin American descent). The original Edinburgh cast featured four trans actors and two women who were not trans. New Yorkbased actor Bianca Leigh has appeared in every full production of Trans Scripts and will perform her character in Vermont. She believes the value of the play comes from the diversity of viewpoints represented. “We present women of different ages, ethnicities, countries [and] people who have transitioned in different eras,” Leigh said. “It’s very different to transition when you’re a teenager versus when you’re 60.” LU C A S The process of casting the show to reflect this diversity has been near to Lucas’ heart. “The characters in the show, they are real women to whom I have a deep allegiance,” he said. “I would try my



the intricacies of that culture and filter it through a Western experience.” He did not limit himself to white people’s voices, however: The play’s characters include a black woman,

Finding America, featuring images from comical designs primarily focused on his motorcycle trip across the country. the human form. The others are painter He’s done commercial work for local MELISSA KUNIGIS; photographer and creative brands MEAN FOLK and BAD LUCK painter ELVIRA TRIPP; and fiber-focused artists JACKIE SAGE LONGE and KATE LEIER. GOODS and taken portraits of myriad Burlington-area resi“We were really dents, most of them hoping that we could young. create a collective of “For a long time people — a place where it was like a fantasy,” we could all help each Schechner says of other out,” Schechner having his own studio. says. “It’s a collaboraPreviously, he would tive space, and I think set up a backdrop in that brings something his mom’s space — kind of new to the she runs the colorful table.” Eventually, the jewelry company NEST Wishbone crew wants to host events and PRETTY THINGS — in Burlington’s Karma exhibitions. Bird House. “That ele“We’re so excited vated the idea of wantabout it already,” DANIEL SCHECHNER ing to have [my own Potter adds. “And if space],” Schechner you’re excited about explains. “I think, something in February once you have something like this, it just [in Vermont], then imagine how you’ll opens up a door to let you really find feel in June.” m different creative ways of making new Contact: work.” He and Potter are also excited about potential collaborations with INFO their new studio mates. The latest ad- Follow @wishbone_collective, dition is JACKSON TUPPER, an illustrator, @lifeintheboonies and printmaker and designer at Burton @jacquelynpotter on Instagram. Snowboards known for curvy, colorful,



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In the end, 12 actors auditioned, hailing from across New England. A few had been in VPT productions before; three are performing with the company for the first time. Laston said she invites local actors of color to reach out if they are interested in future VPT productions. “Of course intersectionality is important to us,” she said. “It’s one of our goals to represent that better.” Theatergoers who see Trans Scripts Part I: The Women will have to wait a while for Part II. Lucas is just beginning the process of creating a similar show about trans men and is considering a third installment about nonbinary people. He’ll be in Randolph this Saturday to watch the show and participate in a discussion afterward with the audience. JACQUELINE LAWLER

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best to hire trans women to play the parts. It’s not always necessary, and it doesn’t always work, but it does add a verisimilitude to what the audience is seeing.” Given a play whose content is inextricably tied to the characters’ physical identity, how did VPT handle casting characters of color? Laston acknowledged that was a concern. While the company’s audition notice made clear that it would give priority to trans actors, it didn’t have much luck in achieving racial diversity in a predominantly white state. “Our main purpose in producing this show was to start an educational conversation about the trans experience,” Laston said. “We had permission from the playwright to produce the play, even if we could not cast any actors of color.” VPT did make an effort. “We put ads in newspapers around Vermont; we posted the auditions to interest groups on social media; we reached out to friends who do casting in Boston and New York,” said Laston. “We offered to meet actors where they were, or to give phone or video auditions.”

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The Man Who Came to Dinner

In ‘Up Home,’ Hand-Colored Images Document a Household Frozen in Time B Y RA CHEL ELI ZA BET H JONES


said. So Susanne, a dancer and artist, would take her husband’s images back to Minnie’s house to hand-color the scenes as she saw them. “[Susanne] said it was one of the most spiritual experiences of her life,” Travell noted. For NED CASTLE, director and media producer of VFC’s Vision and Voices Gallery, the “Up Home” images have a specific value in addition to their aesthetic and historical merits: as provocateurs within the genre of documentary. Castle pointed out that unanswered questions exist within the photos. Why, for example, was a Boy Scouts calendar turned to September 1966, when Minnie died in 1952? And shouldn’t the kitchen have been dustier? Hand-colored photographs by Neil and Susanne Rappaport “I think Charlie and his brother may have gone in and cleaned the home periodically,” Castle observed. Both brothers are now deceased. Additionally, to take the photographs and, later, to color them, Neil and Susanne had to rearrange some objects, according to exhibition text. The points of interference, then, could be numerous. “There are a lot of questions,” Castle said, “and the idea that we’re really excited about it is that [the exhibition] challenges the notion of an untouched space or the objective documentary.” The allure of “Up Home” is constructed in layers: first, with the Griswold sons’ odd, if reverent, act of preservation; second, with the unknown manipulations inside the home over the years; and, finally, with the Rappaports’ unique, painstaking efforts to collaboratively document the household of a woman who had died 30 years earlier. New York’s Metropolitan she first saw the Griswold “There’s a mystery about [the Museum of Art who had photographs. “I just fell images],” said Travell. “I think that’s studied with Neil in the in love with them then,” what we do as photographers — tran1980s. Travell remembered. “You scend this life and bring us into different Travell asserted that were just drawn in, like dimensions.” Of “Up Home,” she said, the high levels of radon opening a drawer to the “it’s a time-travel piece, really.” m detected at the Rappaport past.” She added, “I’m 52 home, and in Pawlet gennow, and I feel the same Contact: erally, led to the couple’s way when I look at the deaths. “I know more pictures now as I did then.” people who’ve died of cancer in that According to Travell, Neil enlisted INFO town than I do in Manhattan,” Travell Susanne’s help to better capture the “Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport” is on view through said by phone. colors of Griswold’s home. “He realized March 31 at the Vermont Folklife Center in She was in her twenties in 1986 when he wasn’t getting the aura of it,” she Middlebury. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MADDIE PRYOR


ome mysteries are the stuff of tabloids: flashy, sensational, shot through with sinister insinuation. Others are quieter, slower, devoid of any of the disruption we associate with modern-day scandal. A newly opened exhibition at Middlebury’s VERMONT FOLKLIFE CENTER qualifies, in some ways, as the latter. “Up Home: HandColored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport” offers meticulously painted, large-format photographs taken in the home of Pawlet widow Minnie Griswold — three decades after her death. When Griswold died in 1952, her sons, Charlie and Paul, could have held an estate sale or divided her property among family. Instead, they made a less conventional choice: They shut the door of her house and locked it, leaving their mother’s belongings as they were. Years later, in the 1980s, photographer and Bennington College professor Neil Rappaport photographed Charlie and his wife, Bea, in front of Minnie’s shuttered house. The portrait was part of the Pawlet Visual Census and Oral History Project, an ongoing study undertaken by Neil and his wife, Susanne. (Much of this work can be found in their volume Messages From a Small Town: Photographs Inside Pawlet, Vermont.) After that shoot, Charlie invited Neil inside. What Neil encountered there forms the basis of “Up Home”: scenes that, after receiving Charlie’s blessing, took the photographer about a month to document and another year for Susanne to color. The nearly 40 images on view are exquisite. The degree of detail that Neil was able to capture on largeformat film evokes that of an autopsy. He frequently trained his lens on highly textured arrangements, such as a silverware drawer or the pages of Griswold’s botanical specimen book. The interior shots have a peering quality; many of the images are framed so that viewers can look through hallways into other rooms. Both Rappaports died rather abruptly from cancer: Neil in 1998, Susanne in 2015. The photographs in “Up Home,” as well as their house, fell into the care of Eileen Travell, a senior photographer at







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Dear Cecil,

There seems to be an alarming increase in news stories about enormous fatbergs — blobs of fat and grease accumulating in the sewers of major cities in the U.S. and Europe. Is it the Western diet, more fast-food restaurants, what? Are we facing a fatberg apocalypse?

— FtG

that buildups of this kind account for 47 percent of sanitary sewer overflows in the U.S. and fully half in the UK. London attracts a good share of the attention, because it’s a particularly extreme example of a common urban situation: antiquated infrastructures not designed to handle the loads they’re currently servicing. I mean that both in terms of population and what the population’s disposing of. There’s the expected verboten items — diapers, condoms, tampons — but these solids are bobbing along in a much larger waste stream that’s the ultimate source of the fatberg problem: cooking grease. We have the Brits to thank for the evocative term “fatberg,” which was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2015 (the same year as “Brexit,” incidentally). The phenomenon is otherwise known in the

sewage trade as a FOG deposit — fat, oil and grease — and it’s the reason you don’t dump your turkey drippings down the sink after Thanksgiving dinner. That’s not just harmless effluent: It joins a river of other solidifying fats down there. Home-scale waste isn’t the chief driver here, though: It’s restaurant waste. In research attempting to determine the source of the Whitechapel fatberg, London utility Thames Water found that not one restaurant on the street above (that’d be Whitechapel Road) used a functional grease trap — the device connected, ideally, to a commercial sink or dishwasher to screen oil content out of the wastewater. A sampling of 700-plus London restaurants revealed that nine out of 10 weren’t doing anything to filter out the fat headed down their drains; homes within 50 meters of a fast-food restaurant




s the Western diet continues to wreak havoc on the world’s health, you can certainly see some rich metaphorical possibilities here — hard, plaque-y, whitish deposits plugging not just our bodies’ arteries but also the ones underground that sustain our cities. The British press loves to wail about sewers stopped up by wads of grease the size of buses, football fields, the Tower Bridge, but for once they’re not exaggerating the problem. This past fall, London saw its largest yet: the Whitechapel fatberg, 140 tons heavy and 270 yards in length. A leviathan glob of solid fat, human waste, and trash is more than gross enough on its face, but consider, too, where all the sewage it’s blocking will subsequently bubble up. A recent paper in the Journal of Oleo Science (What? You don’t subscribe?) reported

were eight times likelier to flood with sewage. Fatberg apocalypse may be overstating it, but this is a genuinely massive problem for big-city sanitation authorities, not to mention a major physical challenge: Under the streets of east London last fall, heatfatigued crews were working in shifts to hack away at the Whitechapel berg with shovels. The BBC described fatbergs as “a form of artificial geology,” made up of “a pale, tough substance with the strength of rock.” Or, somewhat more accurately, the strength of a mighty bar of soap. As you may recall from high-school chem class, saponification is the process wherein a fatty acid, as found in animal fat or vegetable oil, encounters some high-pH substance and turns into soap — the classic pairing is tallow and lye. What we’re seeing in FOG situations is the fatty acids released during the deep-frying of food reacting with the calcium in the concrete sewer walls to form a monstrous, fetid cake that’s pure misery to dislodge. As I say, there’s other stuff clogging up the works, too. Solid trash in the sewers seems to play a role in fatberg formation, providing an anchor point for grease to congeal around.

The notable culprit here, now widely used by adults on themselves as well as on babies, is wet wipes; they’re typically advertised as “flushable” by their manufacturers, but sewer operators beg to differ. A 2015 New York Times story sets out the debate: On one side, you’ve got New York City, spending $18 million over five years on “wipe-related equipment problems.” On the other, there’s the powerful nonwoven-fabric industry, which pins the problem, to quote a trade rep, on “nonflushable wipes inappropriately flushed” — in other words, don’t blame the wipe, blame the wiper. Still, the wipes issue, while serious, is just the tip of the fatberg. What to do about all the grease? Getting people to give up their French fries would reduce clogging in both our vascular and sewage systems, but color me bearish on that prospect. An alternative is to use FOG as biofuel — to power city buses, for instance — and that’s what outfits like Thames Water have been looking into. On that front, the good news is that spent cooking oil can burn 80 percent cleaner than traditional fossil fuels. The bad news? Somebody still has to go down there and get it.


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“You said it, Jernigan,” she said, playing along with a chuckle. “I’m so 21 years old. Nope, it’s actually the big five-oh, if you can believe it.” “Well, I can’t believe it,” I said — again truthfully. “How do you feel? What’s it like?”

adults, and I was in the kid tribe. When I reached adulthood, that tribal identity evaporated. In this respect, as I passed my 60th year, I experienced a measure of déjà vu. Unexpectedly, I found myself once again a member of a tribe: the Clan of the Old Folks.


READY FOR A NIGHT OF MEMORIES. “Honestly, I feel great,” she replied, her blue eyes sparkling. “I have a fortunate and blessed life, and reaching this number doesn’t freak me out one bit.” “Well, happy birthday to you,” I said, while thinking, Perhaps Daphne is being, like, 92 percent truthful with herself. She might be, in actuality, a wee bit freaked out about reaching this milestone. Aging is a thorny process, and all the more so for a woman in our society, in ways I’m aware I can never fully appreciate. As a person who has passed the big six-oh, I speak with some perspective. Turning 30, 40 or 50 carries symbolic meaning, but, in truth, those decennial markers are mere steps along the long road of ongoing adulthood — the broad demographic between youth and old age. Turning 60, however, is a different kettle of fish. Remember being a kid? For me, it was like being a member of a tribe. The world was divided into kids and

To those who have not yet reached this age marker and think I’m being dramatic, or overstating things, just you wait. Tim said, “I think I told you, Jernigan, we’ll be picking up a few friends who live in the development, and then we’re off to Waterworks in Winooski. We rented a room at the restaurant. We’re expecting about 30 folks.” Making good use of my minivan’s three rows of seats, the vehicle easily accommodated the whole group, with Tim shifting to shotgun. “So, 50,” he said to me, “what do you think about that?” “Yeah, it’s crazy,” I replied. “Just two hours ago, it was actually 57 degrees!” I was experiencing a sixtysomething brain fart. “By morning, they say it’s going down to single digits with some significant snowfall.” “Yeah, this weather is nuts,” Tim agreed graciously. “I was actually talking about Daphne’s birthday.”

“Oh, jeez, of course,” I said, reaching over and squeezing his arm. “Like I said, I can’t believe it. Your wife is gorgeous inside and out, man. You are one lucky dude.” “Thanks, man,” Tim said. “Don’t think I don’t know it. I really wanted to do it up right for her 50th. Daphne’s always gotten a little gypped on her birthdays, with it falling right after the holidays — you know, with people broke and partied out.” “So, you planned this shindig together?” “Yeah, we did. And that was fun, too. She actually handled a lot of the details, like the food and flower display.” “Are you saying you didn’t pick out the flowers? Man, Tim, you are one neglectful husband.” “Hey, what can I say?” he replied, laughing. “I try my best, Jernigan. I really do.” We reached Waterworks, and the group climbed out of my taxi, everyone talking and laughing. The birthday girl herself was joyful, ready for a night of memories worthy of her semicentennial. Tim had done it up right. m All these stories are true, though names and locations may be altered to protect privacy.

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he #MeToo movement had already named and shamed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, comedian Louis C.K., U.S. senator Al Franken and celebrity chef Mario Batali when Elizabeth Dunn decided she had something to say about her classmates at Middlebury College. On December 12, the senior went on Facebook to post a short list of “men to avoid” at Vermont’s most prestigious college and solicited input from others. She added the crowdsourced names to her list until she had called out 36 male students and recent graduates for sexual misbehavior, ranging from serial rape to harassment. Not all of the accusers were female. A few cases involved males or nonbinary students identifying men responsible for sexual misdeeds, according to Dunn. Facebook removed the post within 48 hours, but screenshots of the list continue to circulate on campus. The incident gained national traction after it was covered on, the same online outlet that published the much-debated anonymous account of a woman’s “worst night of my life” date with comedian Aziz Ansari. In its Middlebury story, the website that proudly claims to be “for girls who don’t give a fuck” blacked out the names on Dunn’s list. Like Ansari’s defenders, some say Dunn, 21, went too far: What began as overdue acknowledgment of a vast sexual harassment problem has devolved into unfair and unsupported charges against men. Middlebury may expel Dunn, and she is worried that sanctions by the college could derail her plans to graduate in May and attend law school in the fall. But other observers see Dunn’s list as an act of bravery and, perhaps, desperation. “There is an epidemic of sexual assault and everything else you can think of — violence, belittlement, discrimination, stalking, coercion — which happens on college and university campuses every day,” said Felicia Kornbluh, a feminist and associate professor of history at the University of Vermont. Women have issued warnings about men for a long time, and Dunn’s list is a modern way to frame the message, Kornbluh said. It’s “like what we used to do with writing names on the bathroom wall,” she said. “It’s sort of the weapon of the week.” The list is a reminder that many victims don’t feel they can trust in police or campus judicial systems to seek redress, Kornbluh said: “It’s a sign of our utter failure institutionally.”

Numerous students have shared stories with her of being victimized, she added. “It’s pretty ubiquitous, and I hear no stories in which people used the university or other judicial procedures and got relief. That basically never happens,” Kornbluh said. “So here we are. If I was an undergraduate, I might be writing on Facebook, too.”

Culture Shock Dunn said yes to Middlebury four years ago without ever having seen the place. The Atlanta, Ga., resident picked the college in part because it is known for its foreign languages and offered Arabic, which she’d studied in the rigorous International Baccalaureate program at her public high school. Middlebury also offered financial aid to cover most of the cost of her four-year education. The teen was too

busy with exams at the time to take advantage of an invitation to fly up and visit. Dunn, whom her friends call Liz, turned down similar offers from Brandeis University, American University, and the College of William and Mary to come to Vermont. Dunn was eager to get out of the South and experience a new culture, a new place. But the transition for the African American daughter of a single hotel housekeeper mom was “jarring,” as Dunn described it on a couch inside Middlebury’s on-campus radio station, WRMC 91.1 FM, on the second floor of Proctor Hall. (She hosts a weekly program, “Cannabis Feminist,” that explores “the intersections of marijuana, feminism, race, class and the prison industrial complex.”) The mostly white, mostly wealthy and very sports-oriented school culture at Middlebury was indeed unfamiliar. And, like many new college students, Dunn found herself navigating social situations for which she was unprepared. One night during her first year, she attended a party, met a guy and went to his room. According to Dunn, the student, a senior, plied her with alcohol to the point where she was “very drunk.” They had a sexual encounter even though Dunn now says she “didn’t really know what was happening” and “didn’t really consent to a lot of what was happening.” Dunn tearfully explained that, the next day, she knew something terrible had occurred but didn’t want to fully admit it to herself. She never reported the incident to police or campus judicial officers because she did not want to face humiliating questions that “chip away at you” and blame the victim, she said. But she came to view the encounter as a sexual assault. And late last year, inspired by the #MeToo movement — and the “Shitty Media Men” list circulating online with claims about professionals in that industry — Dunn accused the student in her December 12 Facebook post that quickly grew into a list of 36 men. She revealed only his first name and encouraged other students to direct message, aka “DM,” her on Facebook with the names of their abusers. She promised to add them to her list. “The messages just started pouring in,” Dunn recalled, adding that she was surprised by how many students wanted to share their experiences of being victimized by harassment and sexual assault. “There’s just a lot of collective pain and trauma that people have experienced here,” Dunn said of Middlebury College. Before Facebook took it down due to complaints, the post listed the offenders — almost all by both first and last names — along with various accusations after


Elizabeth Dunn at Middlebury College

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Students weren’t eager to speak to this reporter about Dunn or her list on a snowy afternoon last Thursday. More than half a dozen males declined to comment on the record about the controversy, but each was aware of it. The roster continues to circulate, they said, because so many people took screenshots of the post before Facebook pulled it down. “For someone to just post a name, post an allegation and not have anything to back it up, it’s hard to respect that,” said a male first-year student on campus who did not want his name used. Others said the post “freaked” students out but triggered necessary conversations. Samantha Valone, a Middlebury sophomore from the Boston area, said it was a good thing to call attention to sexual violence. But, she added, “I just kind of feel bad for some of the people who were maybe accused and are innocent, because their lives are pretty rough right now.” The range of misdeeds, alleged or real, also varied widely, she noted, from emotional abuse to the much more serious “serial rape,” and “they maybe shouldn’t have been put on the same list,” Valone said.


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and growth, there needs to be some acknowledgment that harm was done,” Dunn said. “So I think that the list was collectively generated not only by me, but by a pretty large group of survivors. It was like taking a moment to say, ‘This is our experience. This is what happened to us.’”


each one, from “serial rapist” to “emotionally abusive” to “treats women, especially black women, like shit.” Dunn’s post ended with these words: “here’s to not being complicit in 2018 and feel free to dm me more names to add to this status because I could really give a fuck about protecting the privacy of abusers.” All of this happened as students were preparing to leave campus for the holiday break. Before she headed home to Atlanta, Dunn got a call from a campus judicial officer asking to meet. Initially, the purpose seemed to be to offer her comfort and support as a victim of sexual assault, Dunn said. But then the officer, whom she won’t name, asked her to identify and provide contact information for those students who gave her the names of the men on the list. Dunn said she refused to cooperate because she had promised to protect the privacy of the victims; she has since deleted all of their messages. Then, last week, Dunn said she was summoned again to meet with Middlebury judicial officers. On January 17, they told her she was officially facing college discipline for violating the privacy of other students — that is, those individuals she outed on the list. “I could be facing suspension or expulsion. Middlebury judicial affairs has refused to take anything off the table right now,” said Dunn, who is majoring in gender, sexuality and feminism studies. The possibility that she might not be able to finish at Middlebury is sobering, she said, but she still feels she did the right thing. “This harm is being done by, like, specific people and by specific individuals, and if we want to move toward a conversation about, like, healing and accountability





#HerToo « P.29 After Facebook took down the list, some students decried the decision online and even accused the social media giant of being complicit in sexual assault, observed Nathaniel Wiener, a Middlebury College senior and a reporter for the student newspaper, the Middlebury Campus, which published a December 23 story on Dunn. But other students immediately felt the list was unfair and still do, Wiener said last week. The controversy comes on the heels of another Middlebury mess that went national last March, when student protesters shut down a talk by The Bell Curve coauthor Charles Murray and injured a professor in the process. Dunn helped organize that public demonstration, too, calling Murray’s race-based theories about intelligence deeply offensive. On November 13, she took part in a “performance activism” piece in front of Proctor called “Laurie’s Big Apology.” Students in cheerleading getups waved metallic pom-poms as they lampooned Middlebury president Laurie Patton’s effort to respond to continuing protests around the Murray event during a town-hall-style meeting she had convened a few days earlier. To see the college headed back into the headlines over a new scandal upset a number of alumni, according to Wiener. Some reached out to him to ask about Dunn’s motivations with the list. “My answer was, ‘I don’t know,’” said Wiener. It didn’t help that immediately after the social media blast, the college issued emails to the student body that appeared to take one side, and then the other. The first urged victims to report harassment or assault to the college judicial office. The second urged people falsely accused to report that, too, to the same office. The messages just added to the confusion around the list, Wiener said. “It was like you get into a fight in the schoolyard, and your parents say, ‘Well, I don’t really know what happened, but make sure you don’t do it again,’” Wiener said. The federal law known as Title IX prohibits Middlebury and other educational institutions from discriminating on the basis of gender. Although it is well known for improving women’s access and participation in athletics, the statute also provides guidance on campus judicial reviews of sexual assaults. College officials would not confirm that Dunn is facing possible sanctions, nor would they say if any of the individuals on the list might be. A request to interview Patton was denied. But college spokeswoman Sarah Ray offered this

statement on her behalf: “Middlebury takes all allegations regarding sexual assault and discrimination extremely seriously. Our policies encourage reporting of assaults and ensure that allegations are investigated thoroughly, fairly and confidentially. The public posting of allegations raises many issues for our community and has no role in a fair and balanced process. “An investigation into all aspects of this incident is under way,” the statement continued, “and we will work to ensure that Middlebury carefully follows its policies regarding sexual assault, harassment and other Title IX allegations, as well as its policies regarding respect for persons.”

unfair, Rose said: “I think it’s a dangerous way for somebody to seek redress, both to them and the people they are accusing.” He had a similar reaction after reading the story about Dunn’s list on Babe. “Without knowing that she had substance to back up her accusations against these 30 young men, I don’t know how this could be deemed responsible,” Rose said, adding: “It’s certainly very humiliating to the people she reported on … It may be a situation where some of them may not be able to recover their reputation.” Dunn said she considered the risk that someone would sue her for defamation of character when she posted

It’s certainly very humiliating to the people she reported on … It may be a situation where some of them may not be able to recover their reputation. AL E C R O S E

Justice or Witch Hunt? This is not the first time social media has been used in a campus sexual assault allegation. Alec Rose is a Santa Monica, Calif., attorney with a national practice that specializes in college assault cases. He’s not representing anyone in connection with the Middlebury incident. One of his clients was recently cleared in a campus judicial review process, and the alleged victim chose not to appeal but later tweeted the young man’s name with the accusation that he was a “rapist loose on campus” and that the college was whitewashing that fact, Rose said. “It was very devastating for the young man,” and he withdrew from the school, according to Rose, who declined to release more specific details. Meanwhile, the accuser could have channeled her anger into an appeal, he added. Using social media as it was in that case, and in others, can be deeply

the list, but she doesn’t believe it will happen — in part because legal action would generate unwanted publicity. She hasn’t heard from lawyers for any of the accused young men. Another factor is the veracity of the claim. “In a campus situation, or in any situation where someone has alleged defamation by [an allegation of ] sexual assault, one defense to that would be truth, that it actually happened,” said Burlington attorney Ben Luna, who has no direct connection to the Middlebury situation but has represented students facing various charges and tried many sexual assault cases in his former career as a prosecutor. “There’s a whole host of issues at play here, legal and otherwise,” Luna said. Meanwhile, some female public figures, including French actress Catherine Deneuve, are warning that the #MeToo movement is turning into a witch hunt. Is Middlebury an example of overreach on campuses?

“My immediate reaction to that is no,” Luna said. Historically speaking, sexual assault has “been a grossly underreported crime,” and victims have not felt able to go to the courts for many reasons, Luna said. “There’s a whole laundry list of reasons why an individual will not report, will not disclose,” Luna said. “Some of those examples are the fear that no one will believe them, embarrassment. A lot of sex assault victims blame themselves.” Luna said one teenage victim he worked with wasn’t fully aware she had been violated. “She didn’t really know what rape was,” he said. Back at Middlebury, Dunn is waiting to see how the college disciplinary process treats her. Her friends are petitioning against punitive action, and Dunn is applying to law schools. She said she isn’t concerned that her activism could adversely affect her chances of getting in. Her plan B: landing a job in the Bronx public defender’s office. Dunn has heard nothing from the man she personally accused and has never directly told him how she felt about the evening. Does she think he would view the incident as sexual assault? “Probably not,” she said. “And that’s another thing that is really typical here.” Men are sometimes raised to ignore social cues and feel a sense of entitlement, while women may be socialized not to say no or to accept things so men feel more comfortable, suggested Dunn. Reactions from men on the list haven’t all been negative. Some of the accused have “glared” at Dunn in the dining hall or said “not very nice” things, she allowed. But others have approached her to discuss the allegations and even said they wanted to create a forum for broader conversation. Tyler McDowell, a junior from Pennsylvania, was accused on the list of making “fetishistic, racist, sexual comments about black women.” He doesn’t remember making such comments and does not know who claims he made them, McDowell told Seven Days.  Still, he doesn’t feel he was treated unfairly. “I do not feel wronged by this. I also would stipulate that other men probably shouldn’t, either,” said McDowell.  The list was a “wake-up call” that should trigger discussion about the need for an end to the behaviors that were described on the list, he added. It’s “one way of broadcasting kind of a general call for culture change.” m Contact:

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ast aside whatever preconceived notions you might have about Craig Bailey, the Vermont-based creator, producer and on-air host of the syndicated Pink Floyd radio show “Floydian Slip.” He doesn’t have guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour’s cellphone on his speed dial. He hasn’t hung out backstage with founding bassist/lyricist Roger Waters to discuss the parallels between The Wall, Pink Floyd’s 1979 double-disc rock opera, and the Trump administration’s authoritarian tendencies. Bailey has never even met a member of the now-defunct British band, founded in 1965, though in November 2014 he finally interviewed drummer Nick Mason by phone. In short, Bailey still waits in line and pays full price to see the surviving members’ solo shows like any other fan. As the opening line to the song “Us and Them” goes, “We’re only ordinary men” — Bailey included. Yet, for nearly 25 years, the Berlin, Vt., native has produced a weekly radio show devoted exclusively to the music and lore of the most commercially successful progressive-rock band in history. Today, “Floydian Slip” reaches more than 100,000 listeners each month, according to Cleveland, Ohio-based Envision Networks, which handles the show’s advertising sales. Bailey himself has built a worldwide network of almost 100 stations that broadcast his show in such far-flung locales as Valdez-Cordova, Alaska; Hamrun, Malta; and Auckland, New Zealand. Most impressively, Bailey has produced more than 1,100 hours of “Floydian Slip” programs without the use of any bootlegged recordings or assistance from an official band archivist, such as the one who informs David Gans’ “The Grateful Dead Hour.” “Craig is a bottomless well of information and enthusiasm for all things Pink Floyd,” said Matt Grasso, operations manager at 106.7 WIZN-FM in Burlington, which has carried “Floydian Slip” since 2009. “How he continues to mine new details and info for the show is beyond me.” Bailey, 50, agreed to an interview at his Shelburne home, where he produces the hourlong show featuring deep album



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cuts and obscure recordings. Though one might expect his basement studio to be decked out in rare collectibles — vintage band photos, backstage laminates, original album cover art — the room is surprisingly sparse in Floyd-phernalia. “Everyone says that,” Bailey admitted sheepishly. Not that he’s never tried to snag a collectible. In October 2010, after he interviewed Gerald Scarfe, who created the animation for the 1982 film Pink Floyd: The Wall, Bailey asked Scarfe’s representatives if he could get his own portrait done by the artist. They informed him that Scarfe’s work started at $5,000. Bailey declined. Aside from a professional-grade broadcast microphone, a robust

desktop computer, a rack of CDs and some soundproofing material — put away when not in use — Bailey’s studio could be mistaken for a computer geek’s home office. Which, it turns out, it is. When Bailey isn’t producing “Floydian Slip” or recruiting new stations to carry the show, he works full time as a home-based web developer. “Believe it or not,” he said wryly, “an hour of Pink Floyd doesn’t pay the mortgage.” How did this home in a quiet Shelburne neighborhood become global ground zero for Floyd fandom? After Einstein, a Yorkie/Chihuahua mix, stopped barking and warmed up to this reporter, Bailey explained the origins

of Pink Floyd’s most-listened-to radio show. In the summer of 1987, Bailey was back in Vermont on summer break from Ithaca College when a friend handed him a cassette copy of The Dark Side of the Moon, Floyd’s 1973 blockbuster album. At the time, Bailey didn’t know that Pink Floyd was a band and not a person. “I was a late bloomer,” he conceded. “The irony is that it was an illegal tape, but it probably ended up generating many dollars of sales, considering what I went on to do.” In June 1988, Bailey saw Pink Floyd in concert in Washington, D.C., during the band’s A Momentary Lapse of Reason tour. It turned out to be his only experience seeing the band live under the Pink Floyd name. In 1989, during his senior year as a television and radio major, Bailey heard a Pink Floyd radio show on Ithaca College’s in-house station, VIC. Even by college radio standards of the 1980s, VIC was a tiny outfit. It didn’t have a federal broadcasting license and could be heard only via cable TV — or, oddly, through the campus electrical system. “If you plugged in your clock radio, [the signal] came through the wire, and you could actually get it on the AM dial,” Bailey explained. “If you got cable television and split the cable and sent one to your stereo, you could also get it in FM. No one did that, of course.” During his final semester of college, Bailey took over the VIC program with the uninspired name “Pink Floyd Hour” and rebranded it as “Floydian Slip.” He began producing shows every Sunday at 10 p.m. “Of course, I had no idea that 30 years later I’d still be doing it,” he said. “If I had, I probably would have gotten more uptight about picking a name.” Upon graduating in 1989, Bailey mailed out “oodles” of résumés throughout the Northeast but had trouble finding a job in radio. Eventually, he landed one with WDEV in Waterbury, where he wrote commercial copy and handled some of the engineering. At the time, he recalled, WDEV played music occasionally, but nothing in the classic-rock genre that would justify a show devoted to Floyd’s spacey, psychedelic sound.

said, he’s happy to provide “Floydian Slip” to the noncommercial ones at no cost. “I do no more work to air this show on a thousand stations than on just one,” he reasoned. “If the show is going to be produced, I’d just as soon it be heard.” How has Bailey managed to keep “Floydian Slip” fresh and interesting each week after more than two decades on the air? Over the years, he’s been a vigilant collector of rare and obscure recordings. In 2016, he received a tremendous boost from the official release of Pink Floyd: The Early Years 19651972. The massive seven-volume box set of CDs, DVDs, vinyl and other Floyd memorabilia contains more than 25 hours of previously unreleased material, including studio recordings, live performances, and radio and TV broadcasts. Bailey called it “a gold mine.” Though Pink Floyd’s heyday was 30 to 40 years ago, Bailey said he constantly hears from listeners in their teens and twenties who discover the band through “Floydian Slip.” Asked what gives the music such staying power, he said, “It’s hard to put your finger on it.” The band’s sound is unique, and its members are great musicians, songwriters and recording artists. “But it goes beyond that; they’re more than the sum of their parts,” Bailey said. “As much as I’ve researched them and read and played their music, there’s still some element of mystery about the band.” Even after all these years, Bailey still has an unfulfilled item on his Pink Floyd bucket list: He’d love to meet any of the remaining band members in person. “But I have no reason to believe that’s ever going to happen,” he admitted. “I turned 50 last summer, but I still feel like this kid from Vermont. They’re not going to pay any attention to me.” Maybe one of these days… m PHOTOS: MATTHEW THORSEN





In 1994, Bailey took a job at 105.1 WEXP-FM in Burlington, a short-lived locally owned rock station, where he pitched the idea of resurrecting “Floydian Slip.” The station’s owners went for it. “I think they agreed to do it more for me than anything else,” Bailey said. “They let me do it once a month on the new moon, when the moon was dark. Get it?” Though the Dark Side of the Moon reference was a clever nod to Floyd fans, scheduling “Floydian Slip” according to the lunar calendar wasn’t exactly a winning formula for building an audience, Bailey pointed out. In 1995, WEXP went out of business. Bailey immediately pitched the show to Champ 101.3-FM (now 101.3 ESPN), then one of Burlington’s rock stations. Champ’s Rich Haskell, a progrock fan, liked the Craig Bailey concept but insisted on securing a local sponsor before committing to it. Within three months he’d found one, and Bailey was hired. Beginning in the fall of 1995, Champ 101.3 broadcast “Floydian Slip” weekly for 14 years. The show survived multiple station ownership changes, but Champ dropped it in 2009 when it switched to an all-sports format. Soon thereafter, WIZN picked up “Floydian Slip” and has carried it ever since. The show also airs in southern Vermont on 94.5 WDVT-FM in Rutland. From the show’s beginnings, Bailey said, he knew that stations wouldn’t pay for it, which is why “Floydian Slip” has 100 percent barter-based distribution. Subscribers get the show for free and agree to air it prepackaged, with six minutes of network ads “baked in” and another six minutes in which they can air their own local ads or public service announcements. “This whole thing is made possible by the internet and the fact that I’m a web developer,” explained Bailey. He created his own content-management system to recruit new stations and manage his global subscriber network. “There’s no book on how to syndicate a [radio] show. Maybe I should write one.” Not all of Bailey’s subscribers are commercial broadcasters. Some are nonprofit enterprises; some are web-based. Where there’s a market not served by one of his commercial affiliates, Bailey

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nside the Bakery in Rutland on a wintry Thursday morning, ministers Hannah Rogers and John Longworth grabbed a quick bite and soaked in the warmth. Then, bolstered by carbs and caffeine, they headed outdoors for their weekly ritual: a walk around town to check in with the local homeless population. Rogers, the 37-year-old pastor of Rutland’s United Methodist Church, conceived of the idea as a way to get out from behind her desk and into the community. She dubbed the mission Faith on Foot. “Nobody is going to come into my office and tell me how hard it is living on the street,” Rogers explained. “I need to go out and see that and be a part of it.” In 2015, she connected with the community resource officer at Rutland’s Project VISION, a collaborative, multiorganizational effort established in 2013 to tackle substance abuse, reduce crime and rebuild neighborhoods. At the time, Rogers was seeing increased evidence of drug use on the grounds of her church, located in the city’s beleaguered Northwest neighborhood. VISION’s focus on that part of town made it a natural conduit for Rogers to take her ministry to the street.

In June 2016, after several months of planning and researching similar streetreach efforts around the country, Rogers took her first walk. Logically, she first toured the Northwest, checking in with agencies with which she’d developed relationships, including Dismas House, Turning Point Center of Rutland, and the city’s parole and probation offices. By fall that year, Longworth, 39, the pastor at Rutland’s Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, joined Rogers — after she had repeatedly talked up her walks at monthly interfaith meetings with local clergy. Other pastors have occasionally participated in walks since then, but Longworth has become a full partner in the effort. Homelessness is a personal issue for Rogers. During her childhood, she and her family spent close to a year living in campgrounds, vehicles and, eventually, a hunting cabin with no electricity or running water, she revealed. Initially, Rogers’ intention was to minister to the addicted individuals she was seeing right outside her door. Soon, however, she and Longworth discovered the broader extent of homelessness. To date, they have documented more than 40 homeless sites within city limits. That number does not include a large

encampment in the southwest corner of the city, where it’s estimated some 50 people live during warmer months. Rogers said they have yet to visit that site because they haven’t been invited. “It would be presumptuous of us to walk into that camp — and possibly dangerous,” she said.


According to the Vermont Statewide Point-in-Time Count conducted by the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness, 183 homeless individuals were recorded in Rutland County on a single night in January 2017. That number was up from 138 in 2016. Among that population were people suffering from mental illness, substance abuse and domestic violence, as well as military veterans and families with children. The count is just a snapshot of individuals who can be found, Rogers noted; the designation does not include

individuals at risk of becoming homeless or those who are couch surfing. In her view, that makes Faith on Foot a vital tool for getting accurate data. “It is important to know where to look when the count comes,” she said. While the mobile ministry has few expenses, a $600 grant secured by Longworth’s church has helped to procure hygiene kits, hand warmers, bottled water, promotional materials and branded gear for the pastors. Rogers is hopeful that a pending grant will help to expand Faith on Foot into an umbrella ministry in 2018. In addition to the weekly street walks, it would include hosting a monthly meal and creating a warming center at RUMC’s new sanctuary at 60 Strongs Avenue. That need was underscored earlier this month in Middlebury, when the body of a homeless man, Suad Teocanin, was found outdoors not far from the town’s warming shelter. Authorities surmised that heavy intoxication contributed to his death from exposure in the subzero temperatures. In Rutland, Longworth said that an Amazon wish list, set up at the suggestion of a parishioner, has generated numerous donations, including hand warmers, sleeping bags and Mylar emergency blankets. In addition, the pastors regularly hand out hygiene kits. Rogers couldn’t say with certainty how many individuals have been served via Faith on Foot — aside from suggesting “lots.” But she did note that help sometimes involves other helpers from social service agencies. At times, the police are needed. Rogers said the police department has been supportive of Faith on Foot from the start, and the pastors have a good working relationship with the officers. She and Longworth always report on drug sites and activity. But she emphasized that they do not report on people unless an individual appears to pose an imminent danger to themselves or others. According to Rutland City Police Community Outreach Commander and Project VISION executive director Matthew Prouty, Faith on Foot is a “viable initiative” that is making a difference in city neighborhoods. “It fits in perfectly to our vision values of focusing on the positive and collaborating for the greater good,” he said. Anyone is welcome to accompany Rogers and Longworth on their walks, which depart from the Bakery every Thursday at 8:30 a.m., regardless of weather. Information can be found on RUMC’s website as well as its Facebook page, though word of mouth among

local social service agencies remains the most effective promotional tool. On any given week, parish members, employees from local nonprofits or police officers might come along. On this particular morning, a reporter tagged along. Walking on State Street, the pastors disarmed passersby with wide smiles and hearty greetings. Each wore a Faith on Foot-branded baseball cap — an expense Rogers felt was justified because it makes them look official. She and Longworth also keep their white collars visible. “It’s a very clear indication of who we are and what our objective is,� she explained.

Connecting with the Rutland Creek Path, we worked our way back toward downtown. The approximately 1.5-mile paved multimodal path runs along East Creek. Popular with cyclists, runners and walkers, it has become a major thoroughfare in the Northwest. As we walked, the pastors pointed out signs of homeless activity. Rogers noted that homelessness in Vermont doesn’t resemble the stereotypical images of disheveled people living in boxes or sleeping in doorways. It’s harder to spot — unless you know where to look. Since the beginning of Faith on Foot, the pastors have developed a knack for reading their surroundings. What looks like



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One objective they do not have on these walks is to proselytize. “We’re not here to be religious. We’re here to be human beings,� Rogers stated. Even so, her faith is never far from the surface. More than once, she talked about being the “hands and feet of Christ� through her ministry. “Sometimes it isn’t actively barging into systems of oppression and kicking down doors,� Rogers said. “Sometimes it’s just gently walking the streets and being a source of kindness and hope.� Crossing onto Baxter Street, the gateway to the Northwest, the pastors noted the neighborhood’s surge of redevelopment in recent years. Efforts by Project VISION and NeighborWorks of Western Vermont have helped to rehabilitate numerous properties and restore local residents’ sense of pride and ownership. “There’s something about a building or area looking clean and nice and new that gives dignity to the people who partake in it,� Rogers observed.


best to read the environment around us and pay careful attention to it,” Longworth said. The pastors are sensitive about the footprint they leave as they move through homeless sites. When approaching an area where a person might be living, they announce themselves and await an invitation before they advance, just as one might when knocking on someone’s front door. Safety is a concern, though it has yet to become an issue. The pastors have encountered people who’ve been aggressive and in distress but never actively hostile. Across the creek, just beyond a large array of solar panels, sits a hulking, abandoned orange structure with one side missing. Formerly a dress factory, the site was, until recently, a popular hangout for the homeless. The city fenced off the property after a rape, and then a fire, occurred there last July. Rogers paused to observe the view and reflect. “People talk about how many problems Rutland has. I think one of the biggest problems this city has isn’t drugs, it isn’t addiction, it isn’t lack of money; it isn’t even lack of compassion or kindness,” she said. “It’s the lack of will to look reality in the face and see it and not talk around it — actually name it.” Our group didn’t encounter anyone at the sites we visited that day. Rogers noted that they often play “hide and seek” with homeless people. Many individuals do not want to be seen for fear of being driven out of their sites or arrested or victimized. Rogers recalled one man whom she and Longworth spent six months circling, trying to build trust, before he finally opened up and invited them into his site. During the winter, instances of “rough sleeping” — that is, sleeping outside or in

Rev. John Longworth (right) talking with Rodney Palmer at the BROC Community Action in Southwestern Vermont Food Shelf

spartan indoor conditions such as barns or abandoned buildings — decreases as individuals qualify for hotel vouchers,or may be able to couch surf with friends or relatives. People with histories of addiction, however, may be forced to rough sleep even during the coldest months. People also tend to vacate their sites during daylight hours, heading into town to kill time and, in the winter, to get warm, Rogers noted. That might include going to the library, riding the bus or buying a cup of coffee somewhere. Others actually have jobs — homeless doesn’t necessarily mean jobless, she pointed out. Rogers said she hoped to start doing nighttime walks in order to connect with more people. That would raise safety concerns, however, so she has been talking with police officers who might volunteer their off-duty time to accompany the pastors.

We continued to follow the train tracks behind the Rutland Shopping Plaza toward River Street Bridge. Longworth explained that this area is a hub of activity, especially in the summertime; it’s a popular place to get high or exchange sex for drugs. On November 2 last year, a woman’s body was discovered near here. Rogers and Longworth weren’t sure if they knew her — they often don’t know people by their real names. But they did know the woman who found her and said she has been struggling with that trauma ever since. The bridge area was littered with papers, broken bottles and discarded clothing. Along a footpath leading to Strongs Avenue, we found a syringe. Rogers took out her phone and called the police to file a report. Minutes later, an officer arrived to recover it. These



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eeting someone for the first time in a café typically involves guesswork: Is it the person alone at that table or the one just standing up? There is no question, however, when this reporter meets with tenor Joshua Collier at Gourmet Provence in Brandon. The opera singer is clearly the one ordering coffee in a booming voice with a laugh worthy of a mid-aria delivery. Collier, a whirlwind of energy and enthusiasm, moved last September to Brandon from Boston. In the Massachusetts capital, he had managed an opera company that he founded, Opera Brittenica, for five years while also performing around the country. Vermonters may have heard Collier’s big, sonorous voice as early as 2015, when he covered the role of Calaf in the Opera Company of Middlebury production of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot. He went on to sing several roles in OCM’s trio of Puccini one-act operas, Il Trittico, and the lead in the company’s most recent production, Gaetano Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love. In August, he sang Rodolfo in Southern Vermont Lyric Theatre’s concert staging of Puccini’s La Bohème. Collier, 30, sings frequently in larger companies, too, from Sarasota Opera in Florida to Opera Wilmington in North Carolina. But his positive Vermont experiences, particularly with OCM, prompted him to take an unusual step for a talented opera singer with a burgeoning national career. He decided to make Vermont his home base and bought a house for his wife, young daughter and parents. Then he founded the state’s newest opera company. That was all in the last four months. BARN OPERA launches on February 17 with a concert staging of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Collier will sing Pinkerton. The performance will have piano accompaniment and minimal sets and take place at Brandon Music Center, a music and event space in a renovated barn owned by Stephen and Edna Sutton. Net proceeds from this and future BARN OPERA events — Collier plans to present concert operas quarterly — will benefit the Suttons’ arts education

Josh Collier in ‘L’élisir d’amore’ (‘The Elixir of Love’) for Opera Company of Middlebury, 2017

foundation, Compass Music and Arts Center, on the other side of town. Collier joined the foundation’s board soon after moving to Brandon and conceived of the opera company as a way to help support it. “He’s got a very giving spirit,” says Edna Sutton. “He’s so passionate about music, so enthusiastic and warm and welcoming. He’s infectious. You just go with it, don’t you?” Other brave souls have started opera companies in Vermont only to find the art form too expensive to support. The Green Mountain Opera Festival ended a 10-year run in 2014, Opera Theatre of Weston closed in 2015 and Vermont Opera Project survived two seasons before closing in September. SVLT presented its first semi-staged opera performance, La Bohème, only last August. OCM, now in its 15th year, is the sole

organization offering fully staged productions — two this past year. Collier seems well suited to grow the state’s opera landscape. One indication is that BARN OPERA’s February performance already sold out — by word of mouth alone. He’s now planning a second showing and has already lined up two performances each of the season’s other three productions (“Opera’s Greatest Hits” in May, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Così fan tutte in September and La Bohème in December). The singer is also an adventurous producer. He once staged an audienceimmersive production of Benjamin Britten’s Turn of the Screw in an old Boston house. (Collier founded Opera Brittenica as a niche company to produce works by Britten.) And he mounted a collaborative production of a Filipino opera, Felipe Padilla de Leon’s Noli

Me Tángere, for which he and his cast learned to sing in Tagalog. Collier’s vision for BARN OPERA is equally unconventional. He aims to bring masterworks he loves to audiences in a casual, intimate setting that includes cash bars offering local beverages. Butterfly will be sung in the original Italian, but Collier plans to post the libretto online and have the singers videotape themselves explaining the plot from their characters’ points of view. Before each act, a company associate will summarize what’s coming. “I believe opera is a living, breathing thing,” says Collier. “I don’t think opera is a museum piece.” His sense of adventurousness extends to his musicianship. Collier earned a master’s degree in vocal performance at the New England Conservatory. For OCM’s Elixir, he researched and sang an embellished version, in Donizetti’s original style, of his character Nemorino’s famous aria, “Una furtiva lagrima.” When he sang with Harvard University’s Lowell House Opera, Collier leapt at the chance to sing the “incredibly challenging” role of Gérald in Léo Delibes’ Lakmé, according to then-conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya. “Most tenors his age would be afraid to delve into that,” says Yankovskaya, who is now music director of Chicago Opera Theater. “Josh just took it head-on.” Collier has also secured a notable, all-Vermont cast for his first production. The singers include baritone Cailin Marcel Manson of Putney; tenor Cameron Steinmetz and soprano Allison Devery Steinmetz, both of Montpelier; and the Jamaica couple Julie and Ken Olssen — she is a mezzo-soprano, and he’s a conductor-pianist and the accompanist for Butterfly. The Olssens founded SVLT. Most exciting for Collier is the star soprano he landed for the title role: Helen Lyons of Ferrisburgh. Lyons is a native of Williston who returned to Vermont in June 2016 after a multiyear career on stages in Germany, China and the U.S. Collier pulls out his phone to play YouTube recordings of her singing. Her rendition of “Vissi d’arte” from


“I thought, Why don’t I just enjoy a personal life for a while?” she says. “So I phased myself out of the whole audition grind.” Her husband telecommutes, so the couple was able to move to Vermont. NEW YEARS SPECIAL Lyons now works in real estate with 1 large, 1-topping pizza, Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman 12 boneless wings, 2 liter Coke product and sings exactly when she wants to, she says. She joined the women’s choir Bella Voce and has given recitals accompanied 2 large, 1-topping pizzas & 2-liter Coke product by Recchia. Lyons is eager to sing CioCio San in BARN OPERA’s Butterfly — a Plus tax. Pick-up or delivery only. Expires 1/31/18. role she has never sung in full. Limit: 1 offer per customer per day. New York-based soprano Amber Check us out on Facebook & Instagram! Smoke, Lyons’ friend since they met singing with Santa Fe Opera in 2005, 973 Roosevelt Highway has continued pursuing a professional Colchester • 655-5550 career. Of Lyons’ choice to step away from the stage, Smoke comments, “Every singer comes to that decision at a differ12v-threebros011018.indd 1 12/11/17 12:29 PM ent time. The endless circuit of auditions is really tiring.” Collier says he has it much easier as a tenor. “There are eight million sopranos for every role,” he quips. Participate in a Research Study The tenor continues his own circuit. Collier last spoke on Thursday with and help develop a vaccine Seven Days from NYC after an audition against Dengue Fever for Texas’ Amarillo Opera. (“It went really well!” he reported.) This year, he will travel to Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York for gigs. In October, Collier will reprise his role in OCM’s Elixir when the company tours the production around Vermont — a new effort just announced by artistic director Doug Anderson. • Healthy adults, Meanwhile, Collier will bring ages 18 – 50 Vermonters what looks to be an exciting experience of opera. Audiences will hear two very big voices — those of Collier • 7-month vaccine study and Lyons — and other top local talent deliver beautiful, dramatic and moving • Earn up to $1900 music up close, in a room with no raised in compensation stage to divide singers from listeners. “This is really just something cool to do on a Saturday night,” Collier promises of BARN OPERA performances. “It’s a social event, as opposed to ‘Let’s sit quiCall UVM VACCINE TESTING CENTER etly for two hours.’” at 802-656-0013 Anderson, who is thrilled to have more opera happening 15 minutes down for more info and to schedule a screening. the road, can’t wait. “One piano, great Leave your name, number, talent and 50 people with wine glasses and a good time to call back. in their hands,” he says. “That’s my idea of a great evening.” m

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living in NYC at the time, helped Lyons land one of those jobs.) In 2010, with small opera companies folding “left, right and center” in the wake of the recession, Lyons says, she followed a friend to Germany. The country is a major training ground for young American singers. Its numerous, state-supported opera houses have the funds and cultural support to mount experimental stagings and take chances on unknown singers. Lyons got work on her first round of auditions and ended up singing in Germany for three years. One opera reviewer there described her voice as “sternglänzende” — a shining star. The director Tilman Knabe, whom Lyons calls the “enfant terrible of the German stage,” so enjoyed her acting skills that he changed the ending of Richard Strauss’ Elektra to show her character, Chrysothemis, putting a gun to her head just before curtain. After her fourth — and first unsuccessful — audition season in Germany, Lyons moved back to New York and happened to meet her future husband.


Puccini’s Tosca exhibits stunning breath control and effortless high notes. “It’s going to be ridiculous,” he enthuses. Collier learned of Lyons serendipitously: He met her sister’s boyfriend in a Brandon bar. The discovery may prove the highlight of BARN OPERA. The dramatic soprano is “the real deal,” according to Carl Recchia, her former choral director at Champlain Valley Union High School. (Recchia, who still teaches at CVU, spotted Lyons’ talent early on and sent her to study voice with local vocalist and coach Jill Levis.) By phone, Lyons, now 42, explains how her international career led her back to Vermont. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College, she trained in London at the Royal Academy of Music and earned an artist’s diploma at the prestigious College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. In between, she sang in New York City and at young-artist programs around the country while working day jobs. (Burlington soprano Sarah Cullins, who was also

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s the old saying goes, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” For a more contemporary example, just look to an industrial park in Middlebury. There, a partnership of beverage entrepreneurs is taking excess alcohol that’s generated during the fermentation of kombucha and making it into artisanal vodka. In Appalachian Gap Distillery’s tasting room, co-owners Lars Hubbard and Chuck Burkins, along with Jeff Weaber, founder and CEO of Aqua ViTea Kombucha, explained their new joint venture. Appalachian Gap is making Aqua Vodka, 88-proof and certified organic, from the alcohol by-product of Weaber’s kombucha. Burkins poured a bit of the vodka into one of the tiny plastic communion cups the distillery uses for samples. It was surprisingly sweet and velvety, with a rich, lingering flavor that was hard to identify. Kombucha, the naturally fermented tea drink, is a rising star in the beverage industry, projected to approach $800 million in U.S. retail sales this year, according to But it is not supposed to be an alcoholic beverage. Weaber and the Aqua ViTea team had been studying for several years how to control the amount of alcohol that is naturally generated during their product’s fermentation. “We had an alcohol problem; our whole industry has an alcohol problem,” he acknowledged. “And we need alcohol,” Burkins said, explaining that Appalachian Gap prides itself on fermenting all of its own base alcohol before distilling it into their line of spirits. The distillery and kombucha facility operate about 300 yards apart in Middlebury’s Exchange Street industrial park. In 2016, a casual conversation precipitated a creative solution to their complementary alcohol problem. Prior to 2009, no one believed that any significant alcohol remained in

Left to right: Aqua ViTea Kombucha founder Jeff Weaber and Appalachian Gap Distillery owners Lars Hubbard and Chuck Burkins

customer-ready kombucha, although it was known that the fermentation process did produce some. Kombucha is made from combining brewed black or green tea, a sugar source, and a SCOBY, the acronym for symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. The SCOBY, a slimy, jellyfish-like blob, ferments the tea into a funky, vinegary, lightly fizzy beverage. While the yeast eats the sugar and creates carbon dioxide and ethanol (drinking alcohol), the bacteria turn some of the ethanol into amino and other organic acids, including acetic acid, the source of kombucha’s vinegar notes. The problem arises when enough ethanol accumulates in kombucha to require regulation as an alcoholic beverage. That limit is defined by federal authorities as 0.5 percent or more alcohol by volume (ABV) at any point from the start of production to consumption. Even if the alcohol level is acceptable when it LISTEN IN ON LOCAL FOODIES...

leaves the producer, traditional kombucha is a live product and can continue to ferment in the bottle. Ten-year-old Aqua ViTea is an established player in the industry. The company produces about 30,000 gallons a month, employing 35 people in a 62,000-squarefoot facility. Its line of bottle and draft kombuchas is distributed in 25 states. Weaber was introduced to kombucha while living in Portland, Ore. “The first time I drank it, I had a visceral reaction,” he recalled. “Every part of my body fell in love with it.” After he and his wife moved to Vermont, Weaber started selling kombucha on draft at the Middlebury Farmers Market in 2007. “Nobody except for hardcore old hippies knew what it was,” he said with a chuckle. “I had a lot of kombucha spit in my face.” Weaber persisted, slowly developing a following for the “fizzy, probiotic tea beverage,” as he described it. “I wouldn’t


shut up about it. I would go into way too much detail about all the health attributes,” he said. “It was like I was standing on a soapbox.” While limited peer-reviewed scientific evidence exists to verify specific health claims, kombucha proponents tout benefits ranging from improved digestive health to strengthened immunity. The Middlebury Food Co-op started to carry Weaber’s kombucha, and he expanded to several other Vermont stores. “This was all happening around the birth of the industry,” he noted. Then, one afternoon in the fall of 2009, he was in his small kombucha brewery — in the basement of his Salisbury farmhouse — when he heard a knock at the door. Weaber opened it to find three agents with guns and badges: two from the Vermont Department of Liquor KOMBUCHA TO VODKA

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[CONTINUED] The following persons or organizations may participate in the hearing for this project: 1. Statutory parties: The municipality, the municipal planning commission, the regional planning commission, any adjacent municipality, municipal planning commission or regional planning commission if the project lands are located on a town boundary, and affected state agencies are entitled to party status. 2. Adjoining property owners and others: May participate as parties to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the ten criteria. 3. Non-party participants: The district commission, on its own motion or by petition, may allow others to participate in the hearing without being accorded party status.

behalf of a group or organization, please bring: 1) a written description of the organization, its purposes, and the nature of its membership (T.10, § 6085(c)(2)(B)); 2) documentation that prior to the date of the hearing, you were duly authorized to speak for the organization; and 3) that the organization has articulated a position with respect to the Project’s impacts under specific Act 250 Criteria. If you wish further information regarding participation in this hearing, please contact the district coordinator (see below) before the date of the first hearing or prehearing. If you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify this office at least seven days prior to the above hearing date. If you feel that any of the District Commission members listed on the attached Certificate of Service under “For Your Information” may have a conflict of interest, or if there is any other reason a member should be disqualified from sitting on this case, please contact the district coordinator as soon as possible, no later than prior to the date of the first hearing or prehearing conference.

during regular working hours at the District #4 Environmental Office. The application can also be viewed at the Natural Resources Board web site ( by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number above. Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 4th day of January 2018. By: /s/ Rachel Lomonaco Rachel Lomonaco District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05495 802-879-5658 rachel.lomonaco@ LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The State of Vermont’s Department of Housing and Community Development is conducting a public hearing in preparation for developing its 2018 HUD Consolidated Plan Action Plan. The purpose of the hearing is to obtain citizen’s views about housing, homelessness, public facilities and services, and non-housing community development needs in the state, development of proposed grant activities, and to review past performance of programs included in the plan.


The plan constitutes the A copy of the application State’s application for, and plans for this project If you plan on participatis available for inspection and outlines priorities ing in thethe hearing on Using enclosed math operations as a guide, fillapproximately the grid for use of by members of the public

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p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018. For the Hearing Impaired please call (TTY#) l -800-253-0191.

The goals of the plan are to provide decent housing, assure a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for Vermont’s citizens. More information about the plan is available on the Department’s website at housing.

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City of Burlington, Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO) Lead Program

Act of 1970 (12 U.S.C. 1701z-2), for the following multi-year program/ project between January 2, 2018 to December 31, 2020 for the purpose of reducing lead-based paint hazards and healthy home hazards in eligible Burlington, VT and Winooski, VT housing units. The CEDO Lead Program is requesting the release of $2,500,000 of HUD Lead Hazard Control funds and $400,000 of Healthy Home Supplemental funding to be used in conjunction with $315,912 of in-kind community and partner match to complete program objectives from January 2, 2108 to December 31, 2020.

On or about January 25, 2018 the City of Burlington Community & EcoThe proposed hazard nomic Development Ofcontrol activities to fi ce (CEDO) Lead Program The hearing will be held be funded under this/ will submit a request on Monday, February these program(s) is/are to the U.S. Department 12, 2018, from 2:30 categorically excluded of Housing and Urban De3:00 p.m. in the Calvin from the National velopment (HUD) for the Coolidge Room, 1 NationEnvironmental Policy release of Lead-Based al Life Drive, Davis BuildAct requirements, but Paint Hazard Control ing, 6th Floor, Montpelier. subject to compliGrant Program (LBPLHC) The hearing room is ance with some of the funding, authorized handicapped accessible. environmental laws and by Section 1011 of the Accommodations for authorities listed at § Residential Lead-Based persons with disabilities, 58.5 of 24 CFR Part 58. In Paint Hazard Reduction and interpreters to meet accordance with 58.15, a Act of 1992 (Title X of the the needs of non-English tiered review process has Housing and Commuspeaking persons will been structured, whereby nity Development Act be made available upon some environmental of 1992,42 U.S.C. 4852), request. Requests for aclaws and authorities provided by the Consolicommodations should be have been reviewed and dated Appropriations Act, directed to Arthur Hamlin studied for the intended 2017 (Public Law 115-31), at (802) 828-3749, or in target area(s) listed approved May 5, 2017, as writing to Arthur Hamlin, above. Other applicable well as Healthy Homes Housing Program Coorenvironmental laws Supplemental funding, dinator, Vermont DHCD, 1 and authorities will be authorized under SecNational Life Drive, Davis complied with, when tion 502 of the Housing Building, 6th Floor,the Mont-following puzzle by individual Complete usingprojects the are and Urban Development pelier, VT 05620 by 4:30 ripe for review. Specifi-

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cally, the target area(s) has/have been studied and compliance with the following laws and authorities have been established in this Tier 1 review: Floodplain Management, Coastal Barriers Resource Act, Coastal Zone Management Act and regulations associated with Airport Runway Clear Zones and Accident Potential Zones. In the Tiered 2 review, compliance with the following environmental laws and authorities will take place for proposed projects funded under the program(s) listed above: Historic Preservation, National Flood Insurance Program requirements, Explosive & Flammable Operations, Contaminated and Toxic Substances, Endangered Species and Wetlands Protection. Should individual aggregate projects exceed the threshold for categorical exclusion detailed at §58.35(a), an Environmental Assessment will be completed and a separate Finding of No Significant Impact and Request for Release of Funds published. Copies of the compliance documentation worksheets are available at the address below. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project, and more fully describes the tiered review process cited above, can be found at: https://www.onecpd. info/environmentalreview/environmentalreview-records and is on file at the City of Burlington Community & Economic Development Office, City Hall, 149 Church St., Room 32, Burlington, VT 05401 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Burlington Community & Economic Development Office Lead Program. All comments received by February 2, 2018 will be considered by the City of Burlington prior to authorizing submission of a Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification to HUD. RELEASE OF FUNDS The City of Burlington certifies to HUD that Miro Weinberger in his official capacity as Mayor of Burlington, VT consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been

satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the CEDO Lead Program to utilize federal funds and implement the Program. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will consider objections to its release of funds and the CEDO Lead Program certification for a period of fifteen days following either the anticipated submission date (cited above) or HUD’s actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if the objections are on one of the following bases: (a) that the Certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Burlington; (b) the City of Burlington has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the City of Burlington has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58), and may be addressed to HUD as follows: Karen M. Griego, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, Program Environmental Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 500 Gold Ave SW, 7th Floor, Suite 7301, Albuquerque, NM 871030906. Potential objectors may contact HUD directly to verify the actual last day of the objection/ comment period. Miro Weinberger, Mayor, City of Burlington NOTICE OF LEGAL SALE View Date: 2/8/2018 Sale Date: 2/9/2018 Heather Cardinal Unit #424 Easy Self Storage 46 Swift Street South Burlington, VT 05403 (802)863-8300 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) To: Civil/Structural Engineers, Landscape Architects, Architects From: Burlington Parks, Recreation, & Waterfront Re: 1) North Beach Overpass, 2) Campground Road & Pathways & Stormwater Design

SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS The City of Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront (BPRW) Department seeks proposals for this two-part project. Part One invites responses for the North Beach Overpass from licensed professional civil/structural engineers, architects, and landscape architects to present conceptual proposals, cost estimates, provide 100% construction documents and oversee the construction bidding process for the BPRW. Part Two seeks 100% construction documents for the layout of roads, walkways, paths and storm water infrastructure proposed in the North Beach Campground Siting Study. Optional Pre-Bid Site Visit: Monday, January 29, 2018 at 9:30AM Proposals Due: Friday, February 2, 2018 at 4:30PM Inquiries/submissions to: Jon Adams-Kollitz, jadamskollitz@burlingtonvt. gov More information and link to full RFP and supporting documents here: https://enjoyburlington. com/opportunities/ requests-for-proposals/

STATE OF VERMONT CALEDONIA UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 135-6-16 CACV U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION v. BRANDON ALLING A/K/A BRANDON J. ALLING AND ALICIA ALLING OCCUPANTS OF: 841 Concord Avenue, St. Johnsbury VT MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 et seq. In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered April 17, 2017, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Brandon Alling and Alicia Alling to Union Bank, dated November 8, 2013 and recorded in Book 377 Page 271 of the land records of the Town of St. Johnsbury, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by virtue of an Assignment of Mortgage from union bank to U.S. Bank National Association dated November 8, 2013 and recorded in Book 377 Page 346 of the land records of the Town of St. Johnsbury

for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 841 Concord Avenue, St. Johnsbury, Vermont on January 29, 2018 at 12:00PM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: Being a parcel of land, together with dwelling and other improvements thereon, located at 841 Concord Avenue in St. Johnsbury, Vermont; and being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Brandon J. Ailing and Alicia Ailing by Warranty Deed of Raoul P. Houde and Marcelle E. Houde, dated of even or near date and recorded prior to or simultaneously herewith in the St. Johnsbury Land Records. Further being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Raoul P. Houde and Marcelle E. Houde by Warranty Deed of Jeffrey J. Stewart and Betty S. Stewart, dated October 12, 2001, and recorded in Book 262 at Pages 442-443 in the St. Johnsbury Land Records; and being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Jeffrey J. Stewart and Betty S.


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Stewart by Warranty Deed of Mae L. Silsby, dated August 24, 2000, and recorded in Book 255 at Page 537 of the St. Johnsbury Land Records. Reference is also made to a Warranty Deed from Mae L. Silsby to Janet S. Dunham and Carolyn M. Silsby, dated January 14, 2000, and recorded in Book 252 at Page 569 of the St. Johnsbury Land Records and to a Warranty Deed from Janet S. Dunham and Carolyn M. Silsby to Mae L. Silsby, dated August 24, 2000, and recorded in Book 255 at Page 536 of the St. Johnsbury Land Records. Further being all and the same land and premises conveyed to John T. Silsby (deceased prior) and Mae L. Silsby, as husband and wife, by Warranty Deed of Gilbert J. Moyles and Mary J. Moyles, dated May 27, 1941, and recorded in Book 80 at Page 180 of the St. Johnsbury Land Records. Reference may be had to the aforementioned deeds and the records thereof and to all prior deeds and their records for a further and more complete description of the land and premises hereby conveyed.

Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description. Terms of sale: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described. TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within sixty (60) days after the date of sale. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale.

Open 24/7/365. Post & browse ads at your convenience. DATED: December 20, 2017 By: /S/Rachel K. Jones, Esq. Rachel K. Jones, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 STATE OF VERMONT FRANKLIN UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 428-1015 FRCV U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION v. KRISTINA M. MORLEY OCCUPANTS OF: 17 Fletcher Road, Fairfax VT MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 et seq. In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered May 15, 2017, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Kristina M. Morley to Union Bank, dated July 12, 2012 and recorded in Book 221 Page 11 of the land records of the Town of Fairfax, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by virtue of an Assignment of Mortgage from

Union Bank to U.S. Bank National Association dated July 12, 2012 and recorded in Book 230 Page 267 of the land records of the Town of Fairfax for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 17 Fletcher Road, Fairfax, Vermont on January 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: Being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Kristina M. Morley by Warranty Deed of Steven W. Hubbard and Kathy J. Hubbard dated_____, of record in Volume______ at Page_____ of the Town of Fairfax Land Records. Being all the same land and premises as conveyed to Steven W. Hubbard and Kathy J. Hubbard by Warranty Deed of Russell W. Gagnon and Sharon A. Gagnon dated April 29, 1994 and recorded May 4, 1994 in Volume 67 at Page 442 of the Land Records of the Town of Fairfax and being more particularly described as follows:

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Being a parcel of land together with buildings thereon located on the easterly side of Town Highway No. 3 leading from Fairfax to Fletcher. Said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Commencing to a point in the centerline of said highway, said point marking the southwest corner (incorrectly referred to as the southeast corner in the hereinafter warranty deed) of the within premises and the northwest corner of other lands now or formerly of Ovitt, and proceeding in a general easterly line along the north line of other lands now or formerly of Ovitt, 100 feet, more or less, to a point; thence turning to the left and proceeding in a general northerly direction 138 feet, more or less, to a point of the property line of lands now or formerly owned by the Methodist Parsonage; thence turning to the left and proceeding in a general westerly direction in and along the Parsonage south line 114 feet, more or less, to a point in the centerline of Town Highway No. 3 marking the northwest corner of the within parcel; thence turning to










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In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered May 16, 2017, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Nancy Currier f/k/a Nancy Guttman and Brent Currier to Mortgage



TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s




Terms of sale: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described.



In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered August 11, 2017, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Brigham A. Dezotelle to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for, LLC, dated January 8, 2016 and recorded in Book 143 Page 48 of the land records of the Town of Johnson, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by virtue


Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description.

DATED: January 5, 2018 By: /S/Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032


TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within sixty (60) days after the date of sale.





Terms of sale: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described.



Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description.


The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale.


Reference is hereby made to the aforementioned instruments, the records thereof and the references therein contained, all in further aid of this description.

By: /S/Rachel K. Jones, Esq. Rachel K. Jones, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032

check within sixty (60) days after the date of sale.


the left and proceeding in a general southerly direction in and along the centerline of said highway to the point or place of beginning.

DATED: November 17, 2017




of an Assignment of Mortgage from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for, LLC to, LLC dated November 18, 2016 and recorded in Book 145 Page 488 of the land records of the Town of Johnson for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 578 Maple Hill Road, Johnson, Vermont on February 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage,


The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale.

Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for EverBank, dated December 15, 2011 and recorded in Book 168 Page 1 of the land records of the Town of Morristown, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by virtue of the following Assignments of Mortgage: (1) Assignment of Mortgage from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for EverBank to EverBank dated January 6, 2014 and recorded in Book 198 Page 129, (2) Assignment of Mortgage from EverBank to NationStar Mortgage, LLC dated August 25, 2016 and recorded in Book 231 Page 257 and (3) Assignment of Mortgage from NationStar Mortgage LLC to Mortgage LLC to U.S. Bank National Association, not in its individual capacity but solely as Trustee for NRZ Pass-Through Trust VIII dated February 27, 2017 and recorded in Book 237 Page 304, all of the land records of the Town of Morristown for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 148 Walton Road, Morrisville, Vermont on February 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: A LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON LOCATED IN MORRISTOWN, COUNTY OF LAMOILLE AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, VIZ.: BEING ALL AND THE SAME LAND, AND PREMISES CONVEYED TO NANCY GUTTMAN BY WARRANTY DEED OF ERIC B. BARINGER, ANDREA W. BARINGER AND DAVID N. WHITE DATED ON OR ABOUT EVEN DATE AND RECORDED HEREWITH IN THE MORRISTOWN LAND RECORDS. BEING ALL AND THE SAME LAND AND PREMISES CONVEYED TO ERIC B. BARINGER AND ANDREA W. BARINGER, DAVID N. WHITE, PETER WHITE AND RUTH WHITE BY QUIT CLAIM DEED OF ERIC B. BARINGER AND ANDREA W. BARINGER DATED OCTOBER 24, 1994, RECORDED NOVEMBER 9, 1994 IN BOOK 106, PAGE 313 OF THE MORRISTOWN LAND RECORDS. BEING ALL AND THE SAME LAND AND PREMISES CONVEYED TO DAVID N. WHITE BY WARRANTY DEED OR PETER WHITE, DATED AUGUST 29, 2003, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 29, 2003 IN BOOK 130, PAGE 791 OF THE MORRISTOWN LAND RECORDS. BEING A PORTION OF THE SAME LAND AND PREMISES CONVEYED BY THELMA A. BARINGER TO ERIC B. BARINGER AND


sessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described. TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within sixty (60) days after the date of sale. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale. DATED : January 5, 2018 By: /S/Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 STATE OF VERMONT SMALL CLAIMS COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT CIVIL DIVISION DOCKET NO.: 859-917 CNCV DONALD HARRINGTON, Plaintiff v. SEAN ENNIS, Defendant SUMMONS AND ORDER OF PUBLICATION THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO: SEAN ENNIS 1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. A copy of the Plaintiff’s Complaint against you is on file and may be obtained at the office of the clerk of the Vermont Superior Court: Chittenden Unit, Civil Division, Small Claims Court, 175 Main Street, P.O. Box 187, Burlington, VT 05402. Do not throw this paper away. It is an official paper that affects your rights. 2. PLAINTIFF’S CLAIM. Plaintiff’s claim is to renew of an existing judgment against you in favor of Plaintiff. 3. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN FORTY-ONE (41) DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give or mail the Plaintiff a written response called an Answer within fortyone (41) days after the date on which this Summons was first published, which is January 24, 2018. You must send a copy of your Answer to the Plaintiff or Plaintiff’s

Attorney, Laura E. Gorsky, Esq. at: Law Office of David M. Sunshine PC, 26 Bridge Street, P.O. Box 900, Richmond, VT 05477. You must also give or mail your Answer to the Court located at: Vermont Superior Court Chittenden Civil Division – Small Claims 175 Main Street, P.O. Box 187 Burlington, VT 054020187. 4. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiff’s Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer. 5. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT GIVE YOUR WRITTEN ANSWER TO THE COURT. If you do not send the Plaintiff your Answer within forty-one (41) days after the date on which this Summons was first published and file it with the Court, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiff everything asked for in the Complaint.

STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT PROBATE DIVISION DOCKET NO. 1747-1217 CNPR In re estate of Virginia L. Brochu. NOTICE TO CREDITORS To the creditors of Virginia L. Brochu late of Essex Junction, VT. I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period. Date: 1/20/18 /s/ Patrick A. Brochu Signature of Fiduciary Patrick A. Brochu Executor/Administrator: 2 Iver Johnson Lane Deerfield, NH 03037 603-421-4165 Name of publication Seven Days Publication Dates: 1/24/2018 Name and Address of Court: Chittenden Probate Court PO Box 511 Burlington, VT 05402

NOW COMES Appellant Conservation Law Foundation (“CLF”), by and through its counsel,

Dated: January 12, 2018 Montpelier, Vermont

A key assumption contained in EPA’s Lake Champlain Total Maximum Daily Load (“TMDL”) is that phosphorus reductions from nonpoint sources will take a significant period of time to occur. Accordingly, the WQBEL in this Permit must reflect that assumption by establishing a phosphorus discharge limit that, in the near term (and until nonpoint source reductions are observed), is more restrictive than the wasteload allocation contained in the TMDL. Second, the phosphorus limit set in the Permit fails to assure attainment of water quality standards in the receiving waters. ANR has a statutory duty to impose conditions in NPDES permits that assure compliance with water quality standards. Since the conditions in this Permit allow for an increase in phosphorus discharges to an impaired water

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: In order to participate in this appeal, you must enter an appearance in the Vermont Superior Court— Environmental Division within twenty (20) days of receiving this Notice of Appeal. Notices of Appearance should be mailed to Jennifer Teske, Court Office Manager, Vermont Superior Court— Environmental Division, 32 Cherry Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 303, Burlington, VT 05401.

By: /s/ Elena M. Mihaly, Esq. Conservation Law Foundation 15 East State Street, Suite 4 Montpelier, VT 05602 (802) 223-5992, STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT LAMOILLE UNIT CIVIL DIVISION DOCKET #165-9-17 LECV CITIBANK N.A. Plaintiff v. FRANK M. LOBACZ, GLADYS CECILIA LOBACZ AND UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OCCUPANTS OF: 215 Burnor Road, Cambridge VT Defendants SUMMONS & ORDER FOR PUBLICATION THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO: Frank M. Lobacz 1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. A copy of the Plaintiff’s Complaint against you is on file and may be obtained at the office of the clerk of this court, Lamoille Unit, Civil Division, Vermont Superior Court, 154 Main Street, Hyde Park, VT 05655. Do not throw this paper away. It is an official paper that affects your rights. 2. PLAINTIFF’S CLAIM. Plaintiff’s claim is a Complaint in Foreclosure which alleges that you have breached the terms of a Promissory Note and Mortgage Deed dated November 16, 2001. Plaintiff’s action may effect your interest in the property described in the Land Records of the Town of Cambridge at Volume 231, Page 346. The Complaint also seeks relief on the Promissory Note executed by you. A copy

3. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 41 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give or mail the Plaintiff a written response called an Answer within 41 days after the date on which this Summons was first published, which is January 17, 2018. You must send a copy of your answer to the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff’s attorney, LORAINE L. HITE, Esq. of Bendett and McHugh, PC, located at 270 Farmington Avenue, Ste. 151, Farmington, CT 06032. You must also give or mail your Answer to the Court located at Lamoille Unit, Civil Division, Vermont Superior Court, 154 Main Street, Hyde Park, VT 05655. 4. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiff’s Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer. 5. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT GIVE YOUR WRITTEN ANSWER TO THE COURT. If you do not Answer within 41 days after the date on which this Summons was first published and file it with the Court, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiff everything asked for in the complaint. 6. YOU MUST MAKE ANY CLAIMS AGAINST THE PLAINTIFF IN YOUR REPLY. Your Answer must state any related legal claims you have against the Plaintiff. Your claims against the Plaintiff are called Counterclaims. If you do not make your Counterclaims in writing in your answer you may not be able to bring them up at all. Even if you have insurance and the insurance company will defend you, you must still file any Counterclaims you may have. 7. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you should ask the court clerk for information about places where you can get free legal help. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still give the court a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case.

ORDER The Affidavit duly filed in this action shows that service cannot be made with due diligence by any of the method provided in Rules 4(d)-(f), (k), or (l) of the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure. Accordingly, it is ORDERED that service of the Summons set forth above shall be made upon the defendant, Frank M. Lobacz, by publication as provided in Rule[s] [4(d)(l) and] 4 (g) of those Rules. This order shall be published once a week for 3 weeks beginning January 17, 2018 in Seven Days a newspaper of the general circulation in Lamoille County and in the community including Boynton Beach, FLA, and a copy of this summons and order as published shall be mailed to the defendant Frank M. Lobacz, at 4807 Gateway Gardens Drive, Boynton Beach, FL 33436-1421, defendant’s last known mailing address. Dated at Hyde Park, Vermont this 8th day of January, 2018. Hon. Thomas Carle Presiding Judge Lamoille Unit, Civil Division STATE OF VERMONT WINDSOR UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 383-8-16 WRCV BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC v. TODD C. STANLEY AND JERRY O. STANLEY OCCUPANTS OF: 826 Old River Road, White River Junction, Town of Hartford VT MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 et seq. In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered March 6, 2017, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Todd C. Stanley and Jerry O. Stanley to CitiFinancial, Inc., dated May 30, 2008 and recorded in Book 430 Page 205 of the land records of the Town of Hartford, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by virtue of the following Assignments of Mortgage: (1) Assignment of Mortgage from CFNA Receivables (MD), Inc. f/k/a CitiFinancial, Inc. to CitiFinancial Servicing LLC dated October 20, 2015 and recorded in Book 516 Page 740 and (2) Assignment of Mortgage from CitiFinancial Servicing

LLC to Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC dated July 13, 2017 and recorded in Book 539 Page 31, both of the land records of the Town of Hartford for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 826 Old River Road, White River Junction, Town of Hartford, Vermont on February 6, 2018 at 12:30PM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: ALL THOSE CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND IN TOWN OF HARTFORD, WINDSOR COUNTY, STATE OF VT, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN BOOK 427 PAGE 591 ID# 8-190, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS A METES AND BOUNDS PROPERTY . BEING ALL AND THE SAME LANDS AND PREMISES CONVEYED TO THE GRANTORS HEREIN BY WARRANTY DEED FROM ROBERT DAUBENSPECK DATED AUGUST 19, 2005 AND RECORDED AUGUST 23, 2005 IN BOOK 392 AT PAGE 694 OF THE TOWN OF HARTFORD LAND RECORDS. BEING THE SAME FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY CONVEYED BY DEED FROM TODD C. STANLEY and JERRY O. STANLEY TO TODD C. STANLEY , DATED 08/08/2007 RECORDED ON 03/25/2008 IN BOOK 427, PAGE 591 IN WINDSOR COUNTY RECORDS, STATE OF VT. Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description. Terms of sale: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described. TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within sixty (60) days after the date of sale. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale.

DATED: December 28, 2017 By: /S/Rachel K. Jones, Esq. Rachel K. Jones, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 THE CONTENTS OF STORAGE UNIT 0101338 AND 01-04487 LOCATED AT 28 ADAMS DR. OR 48 INDUSTRIAL DR., WILLISTON, VT 05495, WILL BE SOLD ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 8TH, 2018 TO SATISFY THE DEBT OF SANDY FISHER. Any person claiming a right to the goods may pay the amount claimed due and reasonable expenses before the sale, in which case the sale may not occur. WESTFORD SELECTBOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Westford Selectboard hereby provides notice of a public hearing being held pursuant to 24 VSA §4443 of the Vermont State Statutes for the purpose of hearing public comment regarding: Proposed Capital Budget and Capital Program. The public hearing has been scheduled for: Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:05 p.m. at the Westford Town Office, 1713 VT Route 128, Westford, Vermont. Purpose: Hear public comment on the proposed Capital Budget and Capital Program. Table of Contents: No formal table of contents. Consists of a 12-page capital budget & program document and supporting spreadsheets – capital budget & program, asset inventory by department (Highway, Administration, Fire, Library, Recreation). Geographic Area Affected: Entire Town of Westford. Location where proposed Capital Budget and Capital Program may be examined: Copies of the proposed Capital Budget and Capital Program are available at the Westford Town Office, 1713 VT Route 128, Westford, Vermont or may be viewed on the Town of Westford website at https:// selectboard/. Dated at Westford, Vermont this 11th day of January, 2018. Westford Selectboard David Tilton, Vice Chair Allison Hope



The Secretary of ANR issued this National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) Permit pursuant to the Vermont Water Pollution Control Act as amended (10 V.S.A. Chapter 47) and the federal Clean Water Act (“CWA”) as amended (33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.), and therefore the Permit must comply with both of these statutes and their implementing regulations. CLF’s arguments against the Permit include, but are not limited to, the following: First, the Permit’s waterquality-based-effluentlimitation (“WQBEL”) for phosphorus violates the CWA requirement that the limitation be “consistent with the assumptions and requirements of any available wasteload allocation for the discharge prepared by the state and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”).

CLF claims party status to appeal as an aggrieved person pursuant to 10 V.S.A. § 8504(a).

of the Complaint is on file and may be obtained at the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for the County of Lamoille, State of Vermont.


ORDER The Affidavit filed in this action shows that service cannot be made with due diligence by any of the methods provided in Rules 4(d) through 4(f), 4(k) or 4(l) of the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure. Accordingly, it is ORDERED that service of the Sum-

Robert A. Mello Vermont Superior Court Judge

body, the Permit does not comport with this CWA mandate.


7. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you should ask the court clerk for information about places where you can get free legal help. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still give the Court a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case.

Dated at Burlington, Vermont this 5th day of January, 2018.

Elena M. Mihaly, located at 15 East State Street, Suite 4 Montpelier, VT 05602, and hereby appeals to the Vermont Superior Court—Environmental Division the issuance of Permit No. 3-1304 (“Permit”) by the Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (“ANR”) on December 18, 2017, to the Town of Shelburne, located at PO Box 392 Shelburne, VT 05482, authorizing discharges from the Shelburne #2 “Harbor Road” Wastewater Treatment Facility (“WWTF”) to McCabes Brook (Permit No. 3-1304 is attached to this Notice of Appeal). The Shelburne #2 “Harbor Road” WWTF is located on Harbor Road in Shelburne, VT 05482.


6. YOU MUST MAKE ANY CLAIMS AGAINST THE PLAINTIFF IN YOUR REPLY. Your Answer must state any related legal claims you have against the Plaintiff. Your claims against the Plaintiff are called Counterclaims. If you do not make your Counterclaims in writing in your Answer, you may not be able to bring them up at all. Even if you have insurance and the insurance company will defend you, you must still file any Counterclaims you may have.

mons set forth above shall be made upon the Defendant, Sean Ennis by publication as provided in V.R.C.P. Rule 4(g). This Order shall be published once a week for two (2) weeks beginning on January 24, 2018 in the Seven Days, a newspaper of general circulation in Chittenden County, Vermont, and a copy of this Summons and Order as published shall be mailed to the Defendant, Sean Ennis, if an address is known.

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Grants Specialist

Stowe Land Trust – a local, land conservation organization in Stowe, Vermont - is seeking a Stewardship & Outreach Assistant. This AmeriCorps position offers an exciting opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job work experience with a solid land conservation organization and successful team. Visit VHCB AmeriCorp’s website for a complete position description, compensation, and information on how to apply.

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DINING AND BEVERAGE MANAGER Help advance our mission by providing leadership and overseeing year-round dining and beverage service for the Farm’s diverse audiences, including overnight guests, program and event participants, restaurant, and Farm Cart patrons. This position requires strong administrative and communications skills, a thorough knowledge of food, wine and spirits, and a strong guest service orientation. Please visit for more information. Send resumes to:

Part-time position available in an established Burlington practice. Send resumes to:

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Seeking detail-oriented individual penters Helpers. Good Pay, Full Time and with grant development, Long Term! Chittenden County. management and evaluation Call Mike at 802-343-0089 or experience to coordinate, Morton at 802-862-7602. implement, monitor and evaluate activities of state and federal grant recipients. Position requires relevant grant management 1t-LavoieFamilyDental012418.indd 1 Caledonia Spirits, the maker of Barr 2:14 PM 1/22/181t-MJSContracting011718.indd 3:26 PM 1 1/15/18 experience. Full-time position, Hill Gin, Barr Hill Vodka and Tom Cat competitive salary and benefits Reserve, is hiring for two positions. package. E.O.E.

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A unique, full-time Executive Director is sought for a small, non-profit free health clinic for the uninsured and underinsured to begin as soon as possible. Qualified candidates will be interviewed expeditiously. Need to 2v-ShelburneFarmsINN012418.indd 1 1/22/18 3:17 PMbe good working with people - patients, volunteers, staff, and board - creative, caring, patient, and flexible. The ED has overall responsibility for the clinic, including personnel, administration, finances, quality improvement, fundraising, public relations, case management, and Full Time Attorney safety of the environment. The successful candidate will Full time attorney needed. have strong communication skills, working knowledge Northeast Kingdom Law, of Vermont’s health care landscape, grant writing and PLLC located in St. Johnsbury, management, fundraising, and financial management VT seeks full-time attorney to experience. Working with a dynamic board, the ED handle public defense caseload. will guide in the development and implementation of The position is demanding and fast paced. Two years of budgetary and programmatic strategic planning. Salary/ experience in criminal law benefits commensurate with experience. Applicants and/or public defense work is should send a cover letter, a resume, and a persuasive preferred. Please send resume, writing sample (e.g. fundraising or advocacy) to ED references, salary requirements Search Committee, PHWC 553 North Main Street, and a writing sample to: Barre, VT 05641, or via email to NO or: PHONE CALLS, please. Position open until filled. EOE. 58 2nd St., Newport, VT

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Direct Support Professional Feel good about what you do! Provide individualized supports to people with intellectual disabilities and autism and help them realize dreams and reach their goals. Starting wage is $14.35 per hour with mileage compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a fun, supportive work environment. This is an excellent job for applicants entering human services or for those looking to continue work in this field. Send your application and cover letter to Karen Ciechanowicz at

Building a community where everyone participates and everyone belongs. EOE.

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Financial Administrator The Episcopal Church in Vermont seeks a motivated, experienced individual to provide accounting functions for all funds of the Diocese. This position requires a courteous and competent individual with strong technical and communications skills to manage the financial operations of the Diocese, assist with human resource tasks, and be a resource to diocesan leaders and congregations. Competitive Salary. Excellent Benefits. Send resumes to: EOE

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• Senior Operations Manager • Retail Manager • Cultivation Manager • Greenhouse Cultivation Supervisor PSI is committed to delivering high quality medical cannabis and exceptional patient care to Vermont medical patients. We run an organization that shows deep consideration for its employees, for the communities where we work, and for the environment. We are looking for passionate, hardworking employees who share our values. Full job descriptions can be found at:

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SEEKING MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR We’re looking for someone to steward and grow our network of over 40,000 supporters and serve as first point of contact for members getting in touch with VPIRG. The Membership Coordinator ensures the accuracy of VPIRG’s membership database and implements activities aimed at telling the story of our work in a compelling way to members, donors, and the public.

Saturday, February 10 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday, February 11 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The ideal candidate understands the needs and activities of memberbased advocacy organizations and enjoys strategizing how to garner support for our work. Strong communications skills, attention to detail, and a keen eye for data and systems analysis will be critical to success in this role.

University Mall, Dorset St., South Burlington.

We have immediate openings for

Position is based in Montpelier. Learn more and apply online at:



at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility

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If you’re interested in a career in criminal justice, you’ll be interested in: • Meeting the hiring managers • Q&A about Corrections When you work for the State of Vermont, you and your work matter. A career with the State puts you on a rich and rewarding professional path. You’ll find jobs in dozens of fields – not to mention an outstanding total compensation package.

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Are you interested in public health? The Immunization Public Health Specialist position is a great opportunity to get experience working for the Vermont Department of Health. You will conduct site visits (60-70 per year) to ensure that health care providers around the state manage vaccines according to the requirements of the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. This program enables health care providers to offer low cost or free vaccine to people who are unable to pay. Your job is to monitor vaccine management including storage and handling, train nurses and other office staff to follow regulations and create databases that track site visits. The successful candidate will have excellent organization and communication skills, and expertise with Microsoft Office is required. For more information, contact Ines Burazerovic at 802-865-7755 or email Department of Health. Reference Job ID #622661. Status: Full Time. Application Deadline: 1/28/2018.


Vermont Life, the State’s official magazine, seeks advertising director to sell print/ digital ads; wholesale copies/products; sponsorships/promotional opportunities. Requires self-starting problem-solver who enjoys networking, connecting w/ business community/conceptualizing effective marketing programs. For more information, contact Steven Cook at or 802-828-5241. Reference Job ID #622670. Status: Full Time. Application Deadline: 01/31/18.

CRCF is a 172 bed progressive correctional facility primarily for women. The facility houses pre-trial and sentenced women for all custody levels. The staff provides services through an interdisciplinary team approach to meet the needs of the inmates and keep the community safe. Vermont’s Department of Corrections is one of the largest departments in state government and the career opportunities are excellent. Correctional Officers attend a paid 5-week training program at the Vermont Corrections Academy. For more information, visit our website at or apply online at, Job Posting #622524 (Temporary Correctional Officer) or #622528 (Permanent Correctional Officer).

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The Department of Housing and Community Development seeks an energetic and outgoing self-starter with a passion for Community Development work. This position will evaluate grant applications, interpret grant budgets and manages an open portfolio of projects as part of the VCDP team. For more information, contact Josh Hanford at Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. Reference Job ID #622701. Location: Montpelier. Status: FullTime. Application Deadline: 02/04/2018.

Explore the possibilities! When you work for the State of Vermont, you and your work matter. Once you are working for the State, there are many opportunities for career and personal growth!

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Legal Assistant Innovative funding agency supporting land conservation and the development of affordableViability housing is seeking a highly capable,Assistant self-motivated individual Program with attention to detail to work as a part-time Legal Assistant with the General Counsel. Responsibilities include preparation of legal documents, maintenance of legal files, and managing administrative systems for tracking legal documents and payments. Prior experience and training in real estate legal closings, and a commitment to the mission of VHCB required. Experience with electronic document management systems is a plus. The applicant will have an Associate’s Degree in business, legal studies, or a similar discipline, along with one to three years of relevant real estate experience, including at least two years of legal assistant or paralegal training/experience or equivalent education and experience. This is a part-time (20 hours per week) position with prorated, comprehensive benefits. EOE. See the job description at Please send resume and cover letter by February 5 by email to: laurie@vhcb.

Celebrating 30 years supporting affordable housing and the conservation of agricultural and recreational land, forestland, natural areas and historic properties

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Encourage Vermonters to shop local and support our communities! Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) seeks a part-time (20 hrs/ wk) Program Manager to lead VBSR’s Local First Vermont (LFVT) Program: manage the production, sales, marketing and distribution of the Buy Local Resource Guide and Coupon Book and mobile app; educate the public on the advantages of supporting a local economy; and hire and supervise employees for LFVT products, programs and services. Qualified candidates will have excellent communication and organizational skills plus experience with sales and digital marketing. VBSR offers a fun and engaging work environment and competitive compensation package. Join us! Complete job description at To apply, send cover letter Attn: Jane Campbell and resume to Deadline of February 8th.


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Staff Assistant

Sheehey Furlong & Behm PC, a Burlington, Vermont-based law firm, is seeking a Staff Assistant to join its growing team. The Staff Assistant is an entry-level position and provides administrative support to the firm’s attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants. Duties will vary but could include: organization and management of electronic and paper files, answering a multiline phone system, greeting clients, hand delivering documents, copy projects, and other administrative tasks as assigned. The ideal candidate for this position has a strong work ethic, is able to assume responsibility for multiple projects with shifting priorities, and is comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Working knowledge of MS Office applications is a must. Legal experience is not required, as training will be provided to the right candidate. This position has tremendous potential for growth and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Please forward cover letter and resume to: Human Resources, Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C, PO Box 66, Burlington, VT 05402-0066, or by email to

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Currently seeking sales associates for multiple departments including: The Run Center, Bike Store, Receiving Dept., Tech Service Dept. • Experience preferred. All will be trained.

Finance Administrator The Town of Hartland, VT is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Finance Administrator. The Administrator provides management and leadership guidance in directing the operations of the Finance Department and reports directly to the Town Manager. The principle function of the Administrator is to perform financial oversight, planning and administrative duties, with responsibility over the Town’s budget, accounting, auditing and related financial operations. The administrator also acts as the Town’s Tax Collector. A two-year Associate Degree is required, and a BA/BS is preferred in relevant area of study. Municipal government finance experience is a plus as is knowledge of the NEMRC municipal and accounting software as well as Excel and Microsoft Office. Some night time meetings may be necessary. This is a managerial, full time position with an excellent benefits package. Pay will be based on qualifications and experience. A full job description is available at the Hartland Town Manager’s Office, located at 1 Quechee Road, Hartland, VT 05048 or online at To apply, email a cover letter and resume to David Ormiston, Town Manager at or mail to: David Ormiston, Town Manager Town of Hartland P.O. Box 349 Hartland, VT 05048 This position is open until filled, with priority to applications received by Friday, February 2nd, 2018.

• Candidates are personable, detail oriented, have strong time management & organization skills, • Understand inventory management, can handle a fast paced work environment. • He/she is a strong problem solver, quick learner, and can lift 50 lbs. • Basic computer literacy and strong customer service skills are required, & retail experience is preferred. • Depending on dept. applying for, familiarity with bike parts, ski equipment, athletic & lifestyle clothing, running shoes, shipping logistics are a plus, as well as a strong interest in the outdoors. • Excellence with all customers and team work environment are high priority.

Specific to Receiving Dept: Day-to-day duties include but are not limited to: • Receiving department support

• Inventory maintenance

• Electronic receiving • Labeling/Prepping product

• Picking/Packing orders for shipping

• Directing product to appropriate departments

• Assisting during seasonal/busy times

• Assisting with product counts

All candidates have clear communication skills & work well independently as well as in a dynamic team setting. Will be trained upon hiring. • Full time Year Round with competitive benefits. • Part Time Seasonal & Year Round openings. Please reply with up to date cover letter and resume to

The Town of Hartland is an equal opportunity employer.

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• Web fulfillment support

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Busy BakeryCafé hiring: • Full-time breakfast/lunch cook. Four day work week. Send resumes to:

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Probation Officer

The High Meadows Fund, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation, is seeking a full-time program officer to manage the grants pipeline, maintain communications with grant partners, and articulate learnings from the initiatives supported by the Fund. The High Meadows Fund focuses on environmental grant making, promoting sustainable farm and forest enterprises, clean energy, and resilient land use in Vermont. This position is based in Burlington, Vermont with regular travel around the state. Visit highmeadowsfund. org for a detailed job description and to learn more about the High Meadows Fund. Please email a cover letter and resume to humanresource@

The High Meadows Fund is an equal employment opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits.

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Seeking Medical Assistant, one or two positions available. Can be two position 2-3 days/week each, or one position 4 days. Will divide duties according to desire and experience.

Duties include:

• Communications: Respond to patient and professional phone calls. Includes accurately relaying information with the physicians. Obtaining authorization for medications, scans from insurance payers. Schedule appointments with other specialists for radiology and laboratory studies. • Lab assistant for immunotherapy injections. Administer injections and monitor patients for potential allergic reactions. • Assist physicians with histories, spirometry and skin tests.

Send resumes to:

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Lead the advancement of a strong, diversified fundraising program through annual and long-term direct-mail, special events, and database management strategies and implementation Direct current systems and develop additional giving concepts to achieve annual contributed income goals, including the Director’s Circle and Annual Summer Fundraising Event as well as Barnstormer and High-Level Member activation Develop the capacity of board and staff members to participate in fundraising through connecting with prospects and articulating the need and giving opportunities Maintain and enhance systems, reporting, accountability, and evaluation of the development process including Blackbaud, Word and Excel Oversee preparation of high-quality collateral materials, proposals, and reports Understand and communicate Shelburne Museum’s programmatic impact in a compelling message to effectively engage potential donors Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree is required, with a minimum of five years of experience in fundraising Qualifications: Proven leadership and management capabilities, ranging from creating and executing plans and achieving goals, to a commitment to excellence in all development activities Substantial experience implementing fundraising plans and cultivating relationships for all funding streams with a proven track record of achieving contributed income targets of $1M+ annually Positive, “can-do” attitude, flexible, team-oriented, attends to detail and shows initiative Excellent oral, written, analytical and problem-solving skills. Applicants may apply by completing an application form and attaching it, along with a cover letter and resume, to

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DEVELOPMENT MANAGER In close collaboration with the Sr. Development Officer, the Development Manager is responsible for overseeing and implementing all phases of the Museum’s comprehensive $2 million annual fundraising program including the annual fund, special events, and membership in support of the Museum’s mission during an anticipated $25 million 75th anniversary capital campaign. •



U.S. Probation Officers work for the federal court, conduct bail and pre-sentence investigations, and supervise federal defendants released to community supervision. The minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree in an approved major with two years of specialized experience. The position is hazardous duty law enforcement with a maximum age of 37 at appointment. Prior to appointment, applicants considered for this position will undergo a full background investigation, as well as undergo a medical examination and drug screening. Starting salary range is from $48,170 to $93,831 (CL 27 to CL 28), depending on qualifications. For further information and application instructions visit Deadline for complete applications is the close of business January 31, 2018. EOE

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Program Officer


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ReSOURCE has a mission to empower individuals and strengthen ReSOURCE has an excellent opportunity Vermont communities through job training, poverty relief, and a professional in our Burlington office environmental stewardship. Help us help Vermonters.


Responsibilities include: Prospect and obtain funding for programs;

identify, recruit and recognize major donors; communicate about Finance Manager/Finance Director programs, priorities and impact; and maintain strong relationships Boardassumes of Directors and responsibility volunteer committees. ReSOURCE’s working Finance with Manager primary for most business, administrative, general office and accounting tasks. This is a Our perfect candidate will have excellent skills in: full-time, exempt• Leadership position. Theand Finance Manager reports to the Executive independence Writing and Director and will• supervise twocommunication staff members: the Accounts Payable Working closely a team Clerk and Office•Manager. Traininginand support will be provided to help • Confident and comfortable speaking in public the right candidate develop intoand Finance Director with greater leadership • Organization meeting deadlines and responsibility furtherdesire extend • Atostrong to ReSOURCE’s help others growing reach.

Goals of Position: Apply with resume AND cover letter to: Electronic applications only,management please. EOEof| Provide excellent and efficient financial grants, accounts receivable, accounts payable and sales receipts; Efficient and accurate monthly closing of financials and oversee planning and financial preparation for year-end audit; Offer business and financial management support to reuse stores and departments to increase efficiency and effective use of information; Manage information on customers, donors, partnering voucher agencies, contacts and inventory in order that this information is useful, accessible and accurate; Deliver excellent customer service and support to both internal and external customers; Oversee the design and delivery of an Office Administration training program that maximizes reuse and develops human potential.

We are also currently hiring for the following positions: • Appliance Driver, Part time • Building Material Store Clerk, Part time • Electronics Specialist, Part time • Human Resource and Finance Specialist, Part time • AmeriCorps Training Outreach Coordinator, Full time, Barre • Co-Manager, Full time, Hyde Park Apply with resume AND cover letter (only complete applications will be accepted) to

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Join our team! We’re looking for personable and reliable Ready To Go Driver Aides in Burlington and Morrisville!

Our Essex Middle School is seeking coaches for the following spring sport activities: Girls B Team Softball – Job ID 2882774 – Pays $1,946 Boys B Team Baseball – Job ID 2882775 – Pays $1,946 Head and Assistant Track Coaches – Job ID 2882776 – Pays $1,461 to $2,149 Undergraduate degree preferred but not required. Previous middle school or high school coaching experience preferred, or a minimum of two years of varsity level playing experience required. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age. Positions pay a seasonal stipend as listed above.


Community Capital of Vermont seeks a dynamic, effective Executive Director with a strong commitment to our mission. CCVT is a statewide small business and microenterprise lender serving low and moderate income entrepreneurs. CCVT specializes in providing loans to business owners who lack the collateral or credit history to qualify for traditional bank loans. Reporting to a Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization and supporting the Board’s leadership on policy and long-term planning.

Full-Time and Per Diem positions available to assist in safely transporting children Please submit resume and cover letter via email to For consideration, please apply on to to and from childcare. Must Position remains open the corresponding Job ID listed above. EOE. have a valid driver’s license until filled. EOE and clean driving record. Email a resume and cover letter to 4t-EssexWestfordSchoolDistrict012418.indd 1 1/19/18 4t-CommunityCapitalofVT111517.indd 10:53 AM 1 11/13/17 These are great opportunities to work in a meaningful environment empowering others. ASCENTRIA CARE ALLIANCE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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U.S. Programs Associate

Communications Associate CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER The RegulatoryAssistance Assistance Project (RAP)® helpsnon-profit energy and The Regulatory Project (RAP) is a global, teamairof experts providing and policy assistance on a broad range sector of energy regulators andtechnical NGOs navigate the complexities of power issues. and Are you an experienced andEurope, detail-oriented individual that policy regulation in China, India, and the U.S. Doenjoys you designing and implementing a multi-faceted/strategic communications have the organizational insight of a COO and the financial foresight 1:42 PMprogram? If so, our U.S. team just might be looking for you. of a CFO? Can you serve as the key advisor to RAP’s president and CEO and team engage on and multiple aspects of the president’s Our ideal member willsupport demonstrate that they: vision, programmatic and organizational strategy, and strategic  Can communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively allocation of RAP’s capital resources? If so, we just might be looking  Have excellent organizational, communication, and creative skills for you.  Have experience in energy and/or environmental policy and reguOur ideallation chief operating officer will demonstrate that they: 

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Does this sound interesting? If so, we would love to hear from you. Visit our website at for more details. Please send in your cover letter and resume to, attention Christine Salembier, chief operating officer, and refer to COO in the subject line. THE REGULATORY ASSISTANCE PROJECT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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Population Media Center (PMC) is seeking an eager professional with a background in film/TV production or public health who understands the power of storytelling to create social behavior change and help build a sustainable planet with equal rights for all. Us: PMC uses entertainment-education and mass media to promote social and cultural change by addressing the interconnected issues of the rights of women and girls, population, and the environment. PMC has developed longrunning serial dramas for radio, TV and the web in more than 20 unique languages, helping more than 500 million people live healthier lives. You: You recognize the power of dramatic storytelling to create healthier, more prosperous communities, and believe in the rights of girls and women to control their reproductive future. You are ready to own PMC’s U.S. based Social Behavior Change Communications efforts and extend the reach and impact of PMC dramas. The ideal candidate will have a BS/BA in film/TV production, social work, or public health; knowledge of US entertainment TV industry, and 3+ years’ relevant project management experience. Why Work For Us: Our tight-knit team is energized by our mission and empowered with autonomy and creativity in their day-to-day work. PMC offers its employees a competitive salary and excellent benefits including paid time off, health and dental insurance, and a generous employer 401(K) contribution. Visit for full job description and requirements. Send cover letter and resume to Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Full-time positions available at the Middlebury plant as floaters. Shifts will vary, but primarily will be on 2nd and 3rd shift. Work flexibility is a must. Maintain a sanitary work environment, ensure accurate records, and understand specific SOP’s and product specifications. High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. Apply in person, by email to or send your resume with cover letter to:

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Engineering Support Specialist Engineering Support Specialist assists the engineering group with coordination and completion of activities throughout the product lifecycle, from development to obsolescence. This includes organizing and maintaining information and communicating with engineering, production, and customer service staff. Associate’s Degree in technical field, business or equivalent experience. 2 or more years’ experience in engineering and/or manufacturing environment. Experience in engineering-related administrative activities, such as configuration management, change control, financial reporting, product testing procedures & data entry preferred. A full job description is available at To apply send a cover letter and resume to 89 North is an employee-owned company that offers competitive salaries, extremely generous benefits, and a flexible team-based environment.

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Start applying at Client Service Representative/Payroll PayData Workforce Solutions is looking for an additional team member to Processing PositionProcessor/Client Service join our Client Service Department as a Payroll National Bank of Middlebury PayData Workforce Solutions is looking for an additional Representative. team member to join our Client Service Department as Come Grow with Us as a Commercial Banker a Payroll Processor/Client Service Representative. If you Our Client Service Representatives work closely with our clients to produce 3v-jobFiller_workerbee.indd 1 2/20/17 6:15 PM As Vermont’s oldest community bank, haveutilizing a strong worth ethic, can work under time-line accurate payrolls various import methods including data entry, we integrate the strengths, talents and deadlines and enjoy working in a team environment Excel worksheets, and time clock imports. The ability to perform multiple (along with prior Customer Service and Payroll experience of our lending team to provide tasks efficiently and manage ongoing projects is necessary. Attention to experience), we want to hear from you. Our Client professional, holistic customer experiences detail is a must. Service Representatives work closely with our clients

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Blodgett Oven Company

Municipal Manager

Now is the time to heat up your career.

Ludlow, VT

Blodgett is hiring the following FULL TIME positions:

• Buyer

• Electrical Engineering Drafter/Technician

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Must be flexible, self starter and have related experience. Blodgett offers a supportive environment, competitive pay, health, dental and vision plans, and 401k. Apply today for your chance to work for this growing company. Email or mail resume/cover letter to Lynn Wolski, Director of H.R.: Blodgett Ovens 44 Lakeside Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401

Ludlow, VT seeks an experienced and collaborative municipal manager. The municipal manager is responsible for the general supervision and administration of the town, village, and water commission, overseeing all day to day operations. A full advertisement and job description are available here: Salary range is $90,000-100,000, with excellent benefits. Relevant Bachelor’s degree desired (Master’s preferred), 5-7 years’ municipal government experience, other relevant experience considered. Please email your cover letter, resume and reference list (3) to, by February 16, 2018, subject: Ludlow Manager.

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School Chef / Manager

Lamoille North SU seeks a motivated individual to join our School Nutrition Team. Our Chef Manager will manage and supervise daily operations of the school nutrition program for its secondary campus serving 500+ meals per day. •

5 years or more experience in: institutional or commercial food service operations, nutrition/culinary education, food service management. • Culinary degree or Child Nutrition Certification preferred. • Full time/school year position, mid-August through late June • 37.5 hours/week, excellent benefits

For full job description or to submit a resume please apply at: or contact: Karyl Kent, Director of Nutritional Services Lamoille North SU 736 VT Route 15w Hyde Park, VT 05655

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REQUEST FOR BIDS FROM QUALIFIED SUBCONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS H.P. Cummings Construction is requesting bids from subcontractors and suppliers for the new construction of one building containing 76 residential rental apartments located off North Avenue in Burlington, Vermont. Champlain Housing Trust and Housing Vermont, two non-profit corporations dedicated to providing perpetually affordable housing to lowincome Vermont residents, to form a limited partnership to purchase the property and construct the building. The work involves but is not limited to extensive sitework & coordination with the adjacent construction projects, structural steel, misc. metals, rough and finish carpentry, windows, doors, insulation, roofing, finishes, plumbing, mechanical, & electrical. The work will occur on an aggressive schedule and is intended to start April 2018 and be completed by July 2019. Minority-owned, women-owned, small locally-owned and Section 3 businesses are strongly encouraged to apply. Compliance with Section 3, the City of Burlington’s Women and Construction Trades Ordinance (WACTO) and Davis Bacon labor standards apply. Monthly reporting for Section 3 and WACTO is required and includes mandatory posting for new hires at Bidders must be able to provide upon request references for similar size and type of projects to demonstrate the bidder is qualified to perform or provide the work being bid. Contract security in a form acceptable to the owner and CM may be required from all potential bidders to demonstrate the ability to provide such security. The cost of such security should not be included in the bid. Bids are to be prepared on bid forms included within the project manual and sent to HP Cummings Construction, PO Box 269, Woodsville, NH 03785 by February 23, 2018 no later than 2:00pm or emailed to EOE. Plans Available: We anticipate Construction Documents being available late in the day Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Plans will be made available to contractors via H.P. Cummings Procore site. You will be able to download them there and print out as needed. Please be advised that all contractors are responsible for the full set of drawings and reviewing same; not just drawings for their particular sections of work. Send email to to request access. Plans are also available at Blueprints, etc., Tel: 802-865-4503 at the cost of reproduction.

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Seeking a position with a quality employer? Consider The University of Vermont, a stimulating and diverse workplace. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including tuition remission for on-going, full-time positions. These openings and others are updated daily. Academic Services Professional - Center for Teaching & Learning - #S1395PO - The Center for Teaching & Learning seeks a dynamic professional to join our team. Working in partnership with UVM faculty, departments, and administrators, the successful candidate will promote effective teaching strategies, improve student learning outcomes and advance institutional curricular initiatives. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Consult with faculty to analyze instructional problems and identify strategies (including instructional technology applications) to meet pedagogical goals. Collaborate with faculty on course development including design, assessment of instructional/learning outcomes in face-toface and online formats. Develop professional development opportunities designed to promote best practices in teaching and learning. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. Must have Bachelor’s degree in an educational technology-related field and one to three years of experience providing instructional technology direct support required. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018. Library Support Senior - Bailey/Howe Library’s Circulation Department - #S1428PO - The Bailey/Howe Library’s Circulation Department is searching for a Library Support Senior staff member to join their team. This staff member will provide supervision of student employees and oversee security and safety during evening hours for the Bailey/ Howe Library. Supervise public service points, assist Library users with problems and access issues, enforce library policy, oversee stacks maintenance, and coordinate projects with other Library and university staff. Drive university vehicle to fill in for courier services. Special Conditions: Weekend work required. Third/rotating shift position. Initial employment is contingent upon successful completion of physical screening. For further information on these positions and others currently available, or to apply online, please visit our website at:; Job Hotline #802-656-2248; telephone #802-656-3150. Applicants must apply for position electronically. Paper resumes are not accepted. Job positions are updated daily. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications, from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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Server Full Time Wake Robin, Vermont’s premier continuing care retirement community, is adding members to our team of Dining Room Servers. Servers help to create a fine dining experience for our residents in a restaurant style environment that rivals most area restaurants. This is a perfect opportunity for students with the time and drive to begin their working experience, or for professionals who wish to supplement their current career endeavors. Experience as a server is preferred but not required. We will train applicants who demonstrate strong customer service skills and a desire to work with an active population of seniors. If you have high standards of service and a strong desire to learn, please email or fax your resume with cover letter to: HR, (802) 264-5146.

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The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts invites applications and referrals for the position of Executive Director to be a part of northern New England’s premier performing arts center.


Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Flynn and is charged with external and community relations, fund-raising, strategic planning, and artistic and programming policy, as well as operational, financial, and administrative management. The ideal candidate will have seven to ten years’ senior management experience in the cultural sector, preferably in a performing arts venue, and a proven track record of collaboration, innovation, and forward thinking. Other necessary characteristics include a passion for the performing arts and arts education, political savvy and diplomacy, exceptional oral and written communication skills, a record of accomplishment in building community participation and cross-cultural partnerships, and the ability to work respectfully with a broad spectrum of differing lifestyles and backgrounds. For a detailed job description and more information, visit our website at: Please submit application materials by March 2, 2018 to: Margaret Genovese Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates 77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103 Toronto, Ontario Canada M5B 2J7

DRB COORDINATOR/ ASSISTANT ZONING OFFICER The Town of Shelburne is seeking a full-time DRB Coordinator/Assistant Zoning Officer to serve as primary staff person for Town’s Development Review Board; process applications for land use permits; and play a key role in coordinating project review.

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• The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in land-use planning, public administration, or related field and a minimum of one year of related experience.

Product Development Assistant

Turtle Fur is seeking an energetic, passionate individual to join our Creative Team. The Product Development Assistant will work with our Designers to bring our products to life from design intent to manufactured product, while ensuring that quality and company standards are met and maintained. Ability to communicate clearly about product details and maintaining accurate records on products is essential.

• This is an opportunity for a person who thrives in a busy and challenging setting, is detail-oriented/ quality-driven, and is able to excel in a teamoriented, customer driven environment. The successful candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be fluent with pertinent computer software.


Send letter of interest and resume to: Susan Cannizzaro, Human Resource Coordinator Town of Shelburne P.O .Box 88, Shelburne, VT 05482

• Prepare product and related materials for Trade Shows

Deadline: February 21, 2018. Resumes will be reviewed as received. The employment start date is negotiable. Incumbent DRB Coordinator/Assistant Zoning Officer is leaving to attend graduate school.

• Positive attitude and ambitious, with the ability to work with others/independently

• Competitive salary and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer

• Translate designs to Specification Sheets under guidance of Designers • Maintain data and spreadsheets related to product development • Communicate with marketing and production • Track prototypes from design to catalog • Coordinate product for photography • Work with domestic and overseas manufacturers to communicate quality, cost and product specifications • Assist Designers with day-to-day creative process • Help keep product area organized and in order

Qualifications: • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Organized and detail oriented with the ability to multitask • High level of self-motivation and creative problem-solving ability • Strong computer skills with fluency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel

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The 350VT team is hiring a lead organizer for Mother Up! Burlington to engage parents and families in climate action (5 hr/wk commitment). Organize monthly meet-ups and bring families into the movement for climate justice. More info at job-openings. Cover letter and resume to

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“Make a difference in the life of a child!”- NFI Vermont, a leader in specialized trauma and adolescent development, is looking to expand our team of innovators. Full time and part time positions available. Competitive wages, training opportunities, flexible work schedules and family oriented culture. Excellent benefits with tuition reimbursement offered for 30 or more hour employees. Visit our career page at www. to learn more!







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We are seeking a dynamic Restaurant Manager to join our Windjammer team. 3+ years of experience is preferred for this hands-on position. Candidates must enjoy a high level of guest interaction, a positive attitude and experience managing a large staff. We offer a competitive wage and benefits package that includes medical/dental, paid time off, 401k, company discounts and more! The Windjammer Hospitality Group Attn: Human Resources 1076 Williston Road South Burlington, VT 05403 EOE

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Community Based Services Clinical Case Manager Looking for an exciting new opportunity? NFI has one for you! CBS is seeking a full time Clinical Case Manager to join our amazing team of mental health professionals and our positive and supportive work environment. Responsibilities include working with children, adolescents, and families with mental health challenges, both in the community and in their homes. Ideal candidates will work well both autonomously and collaboratively on treatment teams, have related work experience, a valid driver’s license, and reliable transportation. A Master’s degree in mental health or social work preferred, or a Bachelor’s degree with equivalent work experience. Come be a part of our positive culture which includes a generous benefits package, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and more. Please send cover letter and resume to

NFI St. Albans Programs Family Engagement Specialist Family Engagement Specialists work directly with children and families involved with DCF, who experience multi-system issues, including substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental health challenges. Responsibilities include coordinating and facilitating large meetings, teaming with community service providers, creating treatment plans through collaboration with DCF, and parent education. We are looking for candidates with strong communication and documentation skills, who work well in a team setting. Experience with Family Time Coaching, Family Safety Planning and Family Group Conferencing preferred. This full time position with benefits and a $500 sign on bonus requires a Bachelor’s degree and/or two years’ experience in related field. Please submit cover letter and resume to resume


...but an opportunity to work for one of the best insurance companies in the country and reap the rewards that go along with that level of success. We’re a 190 year old company that works hard not to act our age; as a result, we have been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Vermont”. An open and collaborative environment, coupled with exceptional compensation and benefits help to make us one of the most attractive employment opportunities in the country. Thanks to our continued success, we are looking for qualified candidates to join our high-performing team in the following areas: Commercial Lines Underwriting Supervisor To support our growing Underwriting Department, we are seeking a Commercial Lines Underwriting Supervisor to lead an exceptional team of Underwriters. The successful candidate will have a broad base of knowledge and skills related to underwriting commercial lines of insurance, agency relations and operations, as well as excellent supervisory, analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills. Sales Support Specialist We are seeking an energetic professional to join a department that has produced record sales for the past six years. In this role you will support our Field Marketing Representatives and Independent Agency Partners. There is never a dull moment in this exciting and dynamic position. Coordinate training and off-site events, host webinars, and interact with all areas of our company. The ideal candidate will possess technical abilities associated with the property and casualty insurance industry, as well as excellent analytical, planning, presentation and interpersonal skills. Commercial Lines Underwriter We are looking for experienced Underwriters to join our growing team. Our Underwriters focus on writing new business and maintaining positive relationships with our Independent Agents; in doing so, we have contributed to some of the best results in our industry. These positions offer a dynamic environment for insurance professionals who enjoy creative problem-solving and working with others. If you have the qualifications outlined above or other experience and qualifications that you feel would allow you to contribute to the continued success of Vermont Mutual, we’d love to hear from you. To apply for these positions and others, please visit

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Fixed Term Graphic Designer • Four month assignment • Fast pace/production oriented • Print and digital

Maintenance Person Full-Time

Wake Robin seeks a Maintenance person to join our Staff. Our maintenance team utilizes a variety of technical skills to repair and maintain Wake Robin facilities, resident homes, and grounds. S/he will provide a wide array of repair services involving but not limited to plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC, adaptive equipment, and grounds. Monitor and maintain computer-based operation systems to include fire alarm, motion sensors, and card access locking system. Qualified candidates will have at least 5 years’ general maintenance experience in a residential or industrial setting, demonstrated skills in at least two areas mentioned above, as well as a strong aptitude for computer-based operational systems. Wake Robin provides an extensive benefit package and a team centered atmosphere where customer service and resident interaction combine to create a unique and rewarding work environment. If you have high standards of service and a strong desire to learn, please email your resume with cover letter to: HR, (802) 264-5105.

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Union Bank, a full service community bank headquartered in Morrisville, VT, is dedicated to providing superior financial advisory and trust services. As a local Vermont business, we offer challenging and rewarding career RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE opportunities.

ASSISTANT We are seeking an individualLOAN to serve in the role of Trust Administrator, a We are seeking a fullAsset time Management Residential Mortgage full time position in our growing Group. Loan This individual for our growing Burlington Loan Office. and is will be joiningAssistant an existing team, at aSouth location to be determined, individual will be responsible for performing a va- and support responsible forThis providing a variety of operational, administrative riety of administrative duties to provide loan originaservices to the Financial Advisors of the Asset Management Group. Specific and documentation support forof our Mortgage Loan providing duties includetion daily inputting and settlement account activity, Offi cers. Other responsibilities include overseeing the excellent client support, balancing department accounts, providing monthly completion and accuracy of loan documents, processreporting, preparing internal and external correspondence, answering and ing loans and ensuring proper loan documentation indirecting phone calls, and preparing and maintaining client records. This cluding input of information and preparing all related individual will also assist clients in the absence of a Financial Advisor. loan documents, follow up on verifications and credit

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Town of Charlotte Zoning Administrator/Sewage Control Officer/ Health Officer/E911 Coordinator The Town of Charlotte is accepting applications for a Zoning Administrator/Sewage Control Officer/ Health Officer/E-911 Coordinator. The primary responsibility of this position is to administer land use permitting. The position is also responsible for enforcement of the Charlotte Land Use Regulations, wastewater system permitting (with the assistance of a Licensed Designer), performance of the statutory duties of the Health Officer, and issuing E911 addresses. The position is a permanent position approved for 35 hours, paid hourly. Compensation is in accordance with the Town of Charlotte Salary Administration Policy. The starting wage rate is between $18.06 and $20.43, based on qualifications and experience. Generous health benefits are offered. A job description can be viewed at; see right-hand sidebar. To apply, please send a resumé and cover letter to The deadline for submitting an application is January 26th.

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Spring Lake Ranch is a long term residential program for adults with mental health and addiction issues. Residents find strength and hope through shared work and community. We are searching for:

Clinical Team Leader Responsible for assessment, general recovery support, treatment planning, crisis intervention, progress documentation, on-call rotation, and med administration within a beautiful and uniquely relational therapeutic farm setting. Master’s degree required and clinical licensure strongly preferred. Experience in mental health and/or substance abuse recovery support is required. Must be willing to participate in and foster the therapeutic community milieu. Full time position with benefits; flexible schedule.

Psychiatric Prescriber Responsible for psychiatric care and assessments of residents and clients; prescribing medications; completing medical records, reports and providing referrals to medical services; providing coverage for psychiatric emergencies. Ideal candidate must be licensed psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner; demonstrate ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting; have addiction treatment experience, including MAT certification. Part-time position with flexible schedule. To apply for either position, send cover letter indicating your interest in Spring Lake Ranch and resume to:, or fax to (802) 492-3331, or mail to SLR, 1169 Spring Lake Road, Cuttingsville, VT 05738.


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SEEKING FOSTER PARENTS Howard Center has an ongoing need for foster parents or weekend buddies for children in our program. These children range in age from 7 to 16. Some need caring adults to support them over the weekend, others need a family for a school year, and some are looking for adoptive families. On any given day, there are over 1,300 children in the Vermont foster care system and over 60 children in need of an adoptive family. You don’t have to be married, rich or own a home. You will be supported every step of the way!

SEEKING SHARED LIVING PROVIDERS The Howard Center’s Shared Living Program creates opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to live in the community. The Shared Living Program is currently accepting expressions of interest from experienced caregivers to provide a home, day-to-day assistance, and support tailored to the needs of individuals seeking caregivers. This is a rewarding employment opportunity for individuals who are interested in working from home while making a meaningful difference in someone’s life. We use a careful matching process to ensure that each placement is mutually compatible. A generous taxfree stipend, room and board, respite budget, training, and team support are provided. Potential opportunities below: 1. Experienced, attentive, and confident SLP to support a fun-loving 24-yearold man. Our client’s wish is to have the support of a strong male role model who exhibits clear boundaries, energy and enthusiasm. 2. Seeking a live-in SLP to support a 30-year-old man who enjoys taking walks, playing music, helping others and participating in hands-on activities. This individual is seeking a roommate to share a furnished, centrally located home in Essex Junction. 3. Happy young woman who utilizes a wheelchair is looking for a home. This is a two-week-on, two-week-off position. Must be willing to learn special care procedures and how to use a lift. The ideal home will be wheelchair accessible or be willing to make the necessary alterations. 4. An individual or couple with a background in mental health/human services who can create a safe and nurturing home for a 25-year-old male. He is a user of facilitated communication, enjoys his alone time, walk, hikes, and swimming. 5. A home provider who is medically aware, comfortable with personal care and can offer a clean, structured, and comforting home for a social, funny, and music-loving 59-year old-woman. Wheelchair and walker accessible home. To learn more about these rewarding opportunities, contact JRodrigues@ or call (802) 488-6372. 10v-HowardCenterSLP012418.indd 1

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Publishing Assistant Organization Overview • Prospect Press is a new college textbook publishing company serving the Information Systems curriculum. The company is based in Burlington, Vermont, and distributes worldwide. Please visit our website for more information about our mission and titles.

Position Overview • We seek a publishing assistant to join our small team. The successful applicant will support a range of activities in marketing and editorial. New employees will initially be assigned to marketing for a current initiative involving internet research, phone calls to university department administrators, and managing Excel charts. Employees will have the opportunity to grow their personal careers along with this new company. The ideal candidate will be detailoriented, highly organized, interested in the publishing industry, and have a sense of humor. Salary $16.5/hr neg.

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Interventionist at Phoenix House Phoenix House VT is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill our Risk Reduction Programs Interventionist position. The position responsibilities include delivery of group facilitation services with a focus on moderate to high risk offenders in Chittenden and Franklin Counties. Interventionists will use specific curricula designed to address anti-social thinking, challenging behaviors and substance use disorders, in order to reduce the risk of recidivism upon re-entry into the community. We are looking for a person with an open mind, compassion, and flexibility who would integrate well in our highly structured environment. Master’s degree preferred; but all educational levels shall be considered with Alcohol and Drug experience. Please send cover letter and resume to with “NW Risk Reduction Curriculum Facilitator” in the subject.

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Technical Solutions Specialist PCC, an award-winning provider of software for pediatric practices, is growing! Our 70+ employee company is located in the Champlain Mill in Winooski, VT. We offer a friendly, casual, and professional work environment. Our Technical Solutions Team provides a range of technical services for our clients nationwide, including telephone technical support and remote systems administration, and occasionally travels to client sites to install servers, networks and perform upgrades. Candidates will have two or more years of professional, clientfacing IT experience including Linux system administration, networking (firewalls, routers, wireless, VPN, DHCP, DNS), good security practices, and comfort with hardware configuration and installation. This position requires a blend of technical expertise and exceptional customer service and communication skills. As a Benefit Corporation, we place high value on client, employee and community relationships. PCC offers competitive benefits as well as some uncommon perks. To learn more about PCC, this position, and how to apply, please visit our website at The deadline for submitting your application is January 28, 2018. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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DEVELOPER – MICROSOFT PLATFORM WAITSFIELD, VT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE This FT salaried position will be responsible for creating and supporting the services and infrastructure of our internal APIs, as well as 3rd party integrations. Individual will support other team members around the entire API delivery process, managing 3rd party relationships, prototyping potential integrations, refactoring and maintaining existing “core” business logic systems, implementing OAuth flows, and designing solutions within the Microsoft Azure infrastructure. Individual will also design, program and test these complex solutions. Preferred candidates have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or in another STEM field. Commensurate work experience with two+ years’ experience in development, in lieu of a college degree, will be considered. Candidates must have experience with SQL Server, JSON, Web API, Git and HTML/CSS/JS, as well as knowledge of Object Oriented Practices and Design Patterns (in any language). Preferred candidates have a demonstrated understanding of Web API technologies such as OAuth2, REST and SOAP. Qualified candidates will have a strong drive for problem solving, and for learning constantly evolving technologies and software development methods. Individual must be able to work well in a team environment with a willingness to collaborate and share knowledge, along with the ability to work mostly unsupervised. Must have solid communication skills, and have the willingness to take initiative to contribute beyond basic responsibilities. Candidates invited to interview should be prepared to submit coding/writing samples.


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This FT salaried position will conduct requirements analysis with project champions (executives, directors, managers), project stakeholders (subject matter experts), directly and indirectly with affected business areas and business users via interviews, and thru requirements workshops, site visits and use cases to define business requirements. Individual will develop and present documentation which supports project initiatives, to include business cases, project scope, and business/functional requirements needed for analysis.

Join Our Team! Grow Compost is a vertically integrated company that diverts nutrient-rich, organic material from our landfills and transforms it into clean energy, fertile organic soil, and nutritious feed for laying hens. We are instrumental in closing the loop of our food cycle and capturing valuable resources that are currently disposed of in landfills. Our work nurtures the health and well-being of the earth. Food Waste Diversion Driver Make food waste diversion happen. Operate our fleet of late model under-cdl box trucks picking up food waste material from Vermont and New Hampshire and delivering to farms, compost facilities and anaerobic digesters across the region. One year of experience operating large vehicles is required along with a DOT medical card. Food Waste Diversion Driver Trainee Put your passion for sustainability to work. We’re searching for individuals who have a passion for sustainability and want to get into the growing field of composting. Our Trainee program is a chance to get paid to gain the skills necessary to join our dedicated team on a permanent basis. A clean driver’s licence and great attitude are required. Visit our website for more information on these and other open positions at

Additional responsibilities will include documenting existing business processes, developing work flows, identifying business process gaps, consulting and coordinating with programmers to design and develop requirements, and analyzing the feasibility of new systems and enhancements to existing systems to ensure that designs fit the needs of the users. Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Management Information Systems, Business or a related field, and at least two years of relevant experience to include working with end users. Commensurate experience and training in lieu of a degree will be considered. Candidates must have proven project management skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office, and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and goals that ensure timely, on-target and within-budget deliverables. Strong communication, presentation and influencing skills are also required, as well as experience with cross-functional problem solving and the ability to drive change to successful implementation. Agri-Mark/Cabot Creamery offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Apply online to or email your resume with cover letter to: Cabot Creamery Administrative Office

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Administrative Assistant - Business Development & Human Resources We have an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant to work with our Business Development and Human Resources departments. This position is entry-level; exceptional technology, organizational and customer service skills required. If you would like to join our growing construction company, please e-mail your resume to the address below. A full job description is available on our website at We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DEW Construction Corp. 277 Blair Park Road, Suite 130 Williston, VT 05495 Attn: Human Resources Department Email: Fax: 802-872-0707

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Concept2, a market-leading manufacturer of stationary fitness ergometers and composite racing oars, has two new positions in its Morrisville, VT headquarters, to support its continued growth:

Supply Chain Professional to join a 3-person Purchasing team. Responsibilities include: •

Managing reorder point systems and creating purchase orders to ensure material supply.

Exploring cost reduction and efficiency improvement opportunities.

Participating in product development and modification projects.

Coordinating import logistics.

Conducting business in a team environment which values and promotes professionalism, integrity, tolerance and fun.

Required Qualifications include: •

At least 5 years’ supply chain management or similar experience.

Ability to cultivate cordial and productive relationships with co-workers and vendors.

Ability to approach work, decision making and problem solving in a logical, analytical and data-driven manner.

Engineering Technician to work with the production and engineering teams to support R&D projects as well as production and plant operations. 1/22/18 2:55 PM

FULL TIME EVENING NURSE Are you a dedicated and compassionate nurse tired of working a hectic schedule? The Converse Home, an assisted living community in downtown Burlington, is looking for a Full Time RN or LPN to join our established team of fun and caring people. Work as the Evening Charge Nurse 40 hours per week for our not-for-profit organization and get to know our wonderful residents. The right person for this job will: • Be compassionate & self-motivated • Work well in a team environment • Love to work with the elderly This position offers a regular schedule, a competitive salary, and differential pay. It also has excellent benefits including medical, dental, and paid vacation time. Please visit to learn more about our community. Send your resume to and fill out an application on our website!

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Diagnose causes of equipment failures and perform corrective maintenance. Evaluate, implement and perform preventative maintenance programs to ensure minimal production downtime.

Analyze production environment and equipment for potential weaknesses. Develop, procure, build or modify existing tooling and fixtures to support and enhance production processes. Manage a spare part inventory for production equipment.

Support design projects throughout Concept2 including product testing and troubleshooting, product and production equipment prototypes, and plant operations.

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At least one year of professional experience as a technician

Proficient in the assembly, maintenance and troubleshooting of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

Proficient in the use of traditional fabrication equipment: drill presses, lathes, mills, woodworking tools and MIG welding.

Basic understanding of core mathematical and engineering principles including mechanics, fluids and electronics. Familiar with reading technical drawings, schematics, and specifications for engineered products.

Successful Concept2 employees combine self-sufficiency and personal accountability with strong team skills. Concept2 has an informal setting, a friendly and professional work environment, and excellent compensation and benefits, including fully paid medical, dental, and vision premiums for employees and their families. For more info about these and other positions, visit: Submit resume and cover letter to Lewis Franco, Human Resources: -EOE12t-Concept2012418.indd 1

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Volunteer Opportunity The Central Vermont MRC (Medical Reserve Corps) seeks a volunteer to coordinate emergency and health activities for other volunteers in the Barre-Montpelier region. Duties include: sharing emergency and health information; recruiting volunteers by exhibiting at events and social media; coordinating activities and meetings; organizing equipment; and computer-based administrative duties. Hours vary from 3 to 12 hours a week, averaging 1-2 weeknights a month, plus 1-2 weekend days a month for this high visibility and challenging opportunity! Contact Linda Henzel at linda. or 802-479-8565 for details, and email your letter of interest and resume to her by Monday, February 12. Vermont MRCs assist the health department, hospitals, and emergency response agencies in times of need, as well as support local communities with health initiatives and disease prevention activities. Both non-medical and medical volunteers are needed! Learn more and join our efforts at

Clinician – First Call for Chittenden County

Provide life-changing support in a compassionate environment focused on professional development. Howard Center is hiring skilled Crisis Assessment and Triage Clinicians for its integrated crisis program. First Call for Chittenden County is the 24-7-365 mobile crisis service for anyone of any age in Chittenden County, Vt. One team. One number. Master’s degree required. Visit and enter “First Call” to learn more.

Community Health Social Worker New position. Facilitate access to health care, provide case management and provide community resource referral for New American patients at Adult Primary Care – Burlington (UHC). Master’s degree required.

LPN – Medication Assisted Treatment Program

Seeking a dedicated full-time LPN who will be responsible for safely dispensing methadone and buprenorphine products and maintaining all Nursing Dispensary operations. Minimum one to two years’ experience in nursing and education based on that required by State of Vermont for licensure (LPN). We are looking for someone with excellent attention to detail and organizational skills plus strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must be reliable, polite, motivated and able to work early mornings.

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Over the past eighteen years, Vermont HITEC educated and employed over 1,500 individuals in the healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, and business services fields. We are accepting applications for our newest business services program. The program offers eight weeks of training at no cost, and immediate full-time employment and apprenticeship as a Client Advisor with DealerPolicy (up to 20 full-time positions) upon successful completion. • Potential to earn college credit • Enrollment in a Registered Apprenticeship • Salaried positions with generous base pay- plus uncapped commission! • Performance-based increases • Full benefits, including health, dental, paid vacation, 401k, and more • No cost to participate for qualified VT residents


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We have an exciting opportunity for a licensed clinician to provide care coordination and psychotherapy to a diverse set of clients. Approximately 50% of the position will be providing care coordination to clients receiving buprenorphine treatment through Howard Center’s new “Spoke” program. The remaining portion of the job will be to provide individual and/or group psychotherapy to adults, children, families and/ or clients with intellectual disabilities. Great opportunity to work within a team of outpatient clinicians providing an array of different services to a diverse population. Full time. Master’s degree and LCMHC or LICSW or LADC required.

Residential Counselor – Awake Overnight

Establish and maintain a therapeutic, clean and stable environment in a residential program serving adults with severe mental illness and/or substance use issues. Must have the ability to exercise sound judgement and be compassionate and respectful. Bachelor’s degree required.

Residential Counselor – Park Street Program, Rutland

Provide supervision, model healthy interactions, develop therapeutic relationships and respond safely to crisis at this residential treatment program for adolescent males in Rutland, Vt. This position offers a Wednesday through Saturday schedule, afternoons and evenings. BA degree required.

Registered Nurse Seeking a dedicated full-time registered nurse responsible for maintaining clinical psychiatric nursing. The primary focus of this position is to oversee nursing delegation of medications at three of our licensed programs serving adults with major mental illness. This includes staff training and nursing assessments. Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills plus strong interpersonal and communication skills required. Minimum two years of experience in nursing and education based on that required by State of Vermont for licensure.

Registered Nurse – Medication Assisted Treatment Program

One part-time and one full-time position available. Our nurses are responsible for safely dispensing methadone and buprenorphine products and maintaining all Nursing Dispensary operations. Must have excellent attention to detail and organizational skills plus strong interpersonal and communication skills.

SUB – Registered Nurse – Medication Assisted Treatment Program

Seeking subs to cover vacancies. Our nurses are responsible for safely dispensing methadone and buprenorphine products and maintaining all Nursing Dispensary operations. Must have excellent attention to detail and organizational skills plus strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Howard Center offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental and life insurance, as well as generous paid time off for all regular positions scheduled 20-plus hours per week. Please visit our website, Enter position title to view details and apply.

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Come BUILD with us! • BUILD your skills with stimulating projects, • BUILD your career with opportunity for growth, • BUILD your security with competitive salary and benefits, • BUILD your job satisfaction by joining our professional but fun team! ReArch Company is a growing construction management firm in South Burlington, Vermont dedicated to creating buildings and spaces of distinction and significance while generating value for our clients. We are entering into our 15th year of strong growth and continue to be one of the leading construction management companies in the area. ReArch values employees and places a strong emphasis on providing a safe and fun work environment with the opportunity to develop skills and engage in stimulating and challenging projects. We offer the opportunity for growth as well as a competitive salary, annual bonus, 401k plan, generous vacation package, health and dental insurance along with life insurance, short and long term disability.

We are currently hiring for the following roles for projects in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Construction Superintendents – Sign on Bonus Available • Construction Superintendent needed to manage the entire construction site to ensure projects are completed on schedule and safely. • Candidates must have 10+ years’ experience supervising mid to large scale projects and possess a college and/or professional degree, preferably in an engineering or related field, or have an exceptional level of experience. A proven track record of delivering projects on time, within budget and safely is a requirement for this position.

Assistant Construction Superintendents • Assistant Construction Superintendents needed to assist with the management of mid to large commercial construction projects. • Candidates must have 5+ years’ experience in assistant supervisory role and possess a college and/or professional degree, preferably in an engineering or related field, or have an exceptional level of experience. The proper candidate must have the ability to lead when necessary and successfully engage on a daily basis with subcontractors, engineers, architects and clients. The applicant must be able to read plan sets, delegate tasks, think strategically and solve problems in a constructive manner while maintaining a safe and organized project.

Construction Foremen • Construction Foremen needed to assist with subcontractor supervision and other construction functions on mid to large commercial construction projects. • Candidates must have 2+ years’ construction experience in a trade/craft on mid to large scale commercial projects and possess a college and/or professional degree, preferably in an engineering or related field, or have an exceptional level of experience. Applicants must be able to read plan sets, have the ability to plan daily activities, give guidance to field subcontractors, plan material deliveries, keep the site clean, organized and safe, as well as assist with work activities as needed.

Qualifications for all Candidates. In addition to extensive construction knowledge and a strong resume of successfully managed projects, applicants should also have the ability to collaborate in a positive and respectful manner with subcontractors and agencies, and above all exhibit a proactive approach to providing outstanding customer service. Candidates should also possess the ability to delegate tasks, think strategically and solve problems in a constructive manner.


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RED HEN BAKING has gotten into the grinding business. Last week, the Middlesex company purchased a small stone mill, made by a father-and-son team in North Carolina, with which CHANNEL 15 it now grinds some of the rye flour for loaves such as Mad THE MADDY River Grain, Pumpernickel and MONEY SHOW Crossett Hill. The purchase was inspired SUNDAYS > 9:00 A.M. by an oversupply of whole GET MORE INFO OR rye berries from TODD HARDIE, WATCH ONLINE AT founder of HONEY GARDENS VERMONTCAM.ORG APIARIES and CALEDONIA SPIRITS. Having sold the booze biz in 2015, Hardie now grows rye, 16t-vcam-weekly.indd 1 1/22/18 barley and elderberries at THORNHILL FARM in Greensboro Bend; he also raises pigs and keeps bees. Why hasn’t the bakery milled in the past? “The way we supported farmers up until now was by buying their flour,” said Red Hen co-owner RANDY GEORGE. Many farmers add value to their grain by milling it themselves, such as BEN GLEASON of GLEASON GRAINS in Bridport, and a Québec farm from which Red Hen purchases a great deal of wheat flour. However, having the option to mill, George explained, will allow Red Hen to build a pool of knowledge about the Get your daily serving of potential of growing grains veggies in one visit! besides wheat in Vermont. “We’re at the beginning of a learning process,” he said. “Rye loc al, fresh, original isn’t valued as a food crop in America; therefore, we don’t know a lot about it.”


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The owners of the speakeasy that opened last month in downtown Burlington will divulge its name — LINCOLNS — but not its location. The new bar with covered windows is somewhere off Church Street, and having to find it is part of the appeal, co-owner CHRIS BEAULIEU said. “Once someone finds it, they tell people; they tell their friends,” said Beaulieu. He expects to continually see new customers discovering Lincolns for the first time. When the hunt is over, a bar-goer will discover a space that resembles a tavern from centuries past: high, dark wood tables; a lithograph of the nation’s first president and numerous images of its 16th; and a barkeep who accepts cash only. Prices evoke bygone days, too: Every drink is $5, and so is a bowl of chili mac and cheese.

“The whole business model is simplicity,” Beaulieu said. “We built this place for people who want to come and hang out, people who want to talk to one another. I think that’s been lost over the years.” The draft list consists of five beers — three from Vermont — and one hard cider. One of the lines is reserved for Allagash Brewing White, brewed in Portland, Maine. That’s a nod to the hometown of the first Lincolns, which opened about three years ago, according to Beaulieu. He moved from Maine to open the Burlington Lincolns. A selection of 10 spirits, including vodka, gin, rum, tequila and whiskey, go into the mixed drinks or can be ordered straight up. The cover charge is also $5 on Tuesday standup comedy nights, and that money goes to the performers. Still in the works: “rock, paper, scissors” tournaments on Wednesdays. “We want to create an environment for the locals,” Beaulieu said.

Last weekend, 31 cheesemongers from all over the country got together for a grueling competition at the Cheesemonger Invitational in San Francisco. On Sunday, RORY STAMP of DEDALUS WINE SHOP, MARKET & WINE BAR in Burlington was crowned the nation’s best monger. “I didn’t have any inkling that I was going to win,” said Stamp, who placed fourth the last time he competed. After the semifinal round, “I was kind of distraught,” he admitted. When he won what he calls “the Olympics of cheese,” he was “in total disbelief.” Each competitor took a written test, cut cheese into perfect quarter-pound hunks and wrapped them, identified European fromages in a blind tasting, and prepared dishes to serve to the judges. Each was randomly assigned two cheeses ahead of time to pair with food and drink. Stamp was lucky enough to draw VERMONT CREAMERY’s Cremont, with which he’s very familiar, and Mt Tam from Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station, Calif. Stamp’s Cremont beverage pairing, a yuzu Vesper (a James Bond-inspired cocktail) with a rosé chaser, was inspired by a drink at Burlington’s HONEY ROAD. His “perfect bite” was pink peppercorn macarons with Mt Tam cheese buttercream, Meyer lemon curd and a bit of edible gold dust. “I came here and made macaron shells, and they totally failed because it’s so humid,” he said. “I must have made 400 macaron shells in the week before the competition.” While Stamp was excited about winning, he was also thrilled to watch Vermont cheesemakers interact with

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Control and one from the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). “It was a very difficult next four or five hours. They got up in my grill pretty deep,” Weaber recounted. “They had me diagram and dictate my entire brewing process and recipes. One guy disappeared [on my property] and came back a while later to report there was no distilling equipment on the premises.” Weaber knew they were trying to verify whether his kombucha contained too much alcohol. Like all commercial kombucha brewers involved in the emerging industry back then, he believed that the natural balance between yeast and bacteria activity kept his product’s alcohol content well under the legal limit. “I told the agents, ‘I can assure you, it’s nonalcoholic,’” Weaber remembered. They took some samples, and Weaber heard nothing for six months. Meantime, he decided to get his product tested. To his surprise, he learned that his kombucha, and that of a few other brewers in the region, ranged from 1.5 to 3.5 percent ABV — well above the 0.5 percent limit and, at the higher end, close to the level of some light beers. The kombucha entrepreneur was shocked and disappointed in himself. “I had been naïvely believing everything on the internet,” Weaber acknowledged. “I realized we had a problem … and I needed to preemptively try to find a new process.” Tipped off by his unexpected visitors, Weaber was ahead of the game when the issue of alcohol in kombucha hit the news in 2010. Another brand’s bottles bubbled over in a Whole Foods Market in Portland, Maine, prompting testing that showed alcohol levels above the 0.5 percent and triggering a voluntary recall of kombucha by the country’s largest natural foods distributor. Adding fuel to the fire, actress Lindsay Lohan made headlines that same year by blaming kombucha for failing a sobriety test, a defense later disproven. The industry was competitive, said Weaber, but the publicity contributed to the founding of a professional association called Kombucha Brewers International. Weaber had high hopes that members would work together on their common problem, “but at the first meeting, I realized it wasn’t going anywhere,” he said. “Everybody wanted to talk about the alcohol, but as soon as everyone got into the room, they didn’t want to talk about the alcohol.”


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KBI and individual are purchasing a raw, companies have since probiotic beverage with taken different tacks on specific health attrithe issue. Some argue butes. A recent class that alcohol testing action lawsuit filed in methods are imprecise California made this and that new technolclaim against KeVita. ogy should be adopted; Eli Cayer of Urban others are lobbying to Farm Fermentory and raise the federal threshGruit Brewing in Portold to 1.25 percent ABV. land, Maine, started A few brands accept brewing kombucha in that traditionally made the wake of the 2010 kombucha will always Whole Foods incident. J E F F W E ABE R exceed the existing ABV He has always produced limit and choose to comply with federal and marketed kombucha under his winery guidelines for alcoholic beverages. license with a label stating it contains 1.5 To control alcohol levels, some percent alcohol. Cayer acknowledged kombucha makers have focused on that it has probably hurt sales to have his tinkering with formulations, including kombucha stocked in the beer and wine diluting them. PepsiCo-owned brand section, but he believes firmly in truth in KeVita pasteurizes its kombucha to halt labeling, he said, as well as maintaining fermentation, then adds shelf-stable the integrity of the product. “We’re not probiotic cultures. doing strange things to the product to strip Many brewers, including Weaber, things out,” he said. “We just want to make say that all of these modified prod- and sell raw, pure kombucha.” ucts are not authentic kombucha and As for the many smaller brewers, mislead consumers who believe they Weaber believes that about 80 percent


probably exceed the allowed alcohol level, although most don’t invest in testing. “It’s my adamant belief that you can’t make authentic kombucha without alcohol over 0.5 percent at any point during the process,” he said. A big stumbling block is the lack of a single accepted definition of kombucha, which Weaber had hoped KBI would take on. “KBI has spent more time trying to hide the alcohol rather than define what kombucha should be,” he said. After his experience in 2009, Weaber developed a method to restrict the vitality of the SCOBY to control the amount of alcohol in his kombucha, but, as production grew, that approach did not scale effectively. “We slowed down our growth, studying and studying, trying to figure out how to make a product that was authentic and compliant,” he said. “We’re trying to do the right thing, to survive as a company, and to make this beautiful, alive and curative product that can be served to everybody.” Aqua ViTea finally landed on an acceptable and effective, if very expensive, solution: a machine developed for the wine industry. In the spring of 2016, the company started running its base kombucha through a $1.68 million, custom-built spinning cone column that extracts alcohol under low-temperature vacuum pressure. Weaber has also invested in an in-house testing lab run by a microbiologist. The kombucha goes in at about 3 percent ABV and comes out at about 0.3 percent, he said, acknowledging that the initial level requires that the company comply with TTB alcoholic beverage guidelines. When Aqua ViTea first brought over samples of extracted alcohol to Appalachian Gap for a test distilling run, no one knew how the results would taste. Weaber, Burkins and Hubbard had decided to try vodka because it’s a large, diverse segment of the spirits market. “We wanted to draw attention to the fact that kombucha produces alcohol,” said Weaber. Launched last June, Aqua Vodka has been well received so far in Vermont, Massachusetts, New York and California. “It’s got sweetness and fruity tones and an interesting and subtle bitterness from the tea,” said Burkins. “And it’s utterly unique,” added Hubbard. Plus, concluded Weaber, “It has a good story.” m Contact:

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GROWING MICROGREENS Learn how to beat winter’s green-eats deficiency by growing nutrient-dense, flavorful shoots all year long. Saturday, January 27, 9:30-11 a.m., Gardener’s Supply, Burlington, $15. Info, 660-3505,


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he art of roasting a goose is not simple. Because the waterfowl develop a thick layer of fat to protect them during migration, they must be tended with care so the fat renders out during the cooking process, allowing the skin to crisp and crackle. Some folks may be casual about fowl cookery, but the French are not among them. During the medieval period, French goose roasters had their own trade guild, Les Oyers (from oie, meaning “goose”), which was chartered in 1248 by King Louis IX. Over time, the organization’s responsibilities stretched to include the roasting of other meats, such as game birds, venison and lamb — and, in 1508, it was renamed the Rôtisseurs. The guild system was a casualty of the French Revolution, but in 1950, a group of Frenchmen revived the tradition by creating La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, a society dedicated to the patronage and enjoyment of the culinary arts. The Chaîne, as it is nicknamed, brought together gourmands and food professionals for extravagant dinners and glamorous galas. The first American chapter was formed in 1960, with Paul A. Spitler — who co-owned a butchery called DeBragga and Spitler and participated in the founding of the Culinary Institute of America — as its president. Now, Spitler’s granddaughter, Liz Spitler, is heading up a budding Chaîne chapter — known as a bailliage — in Vermont. On June 20, 2017, the Vermont bailliage held its kick-off dinner at Hen of the Wood in Burlington. Sitting at the chef’s table in the restaurant’s kitchen, a group of 10 enthusiasts dined on a menu inspired by William Shakespeare’s A

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FREEMASONS OF THE CULINARY WORLD. Midsummer Night’s Dream and discussed the future of the Vermont Chaîne. How does an organization with an emphasis on exquisite dining and arcane induction ceremonies play in a state where the dress code at fancy restaurants generally permits jeans and T-shirts? That’s part of the challenge, Liz Spitler admits. The 55-year-old resident of Vergennes has a background in marketing and works as an account executive for Radio Vermont Group. She’s lived in Vermont for 30 years and, due to family connections, is a longtime participant in the

Spitler’s father (left) being inducted to La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs by her grandfather in New York City, circa 1960

Chaîne, which currently has about 25,000 members worldwide. The Chaîne’s Gastronome Magazine offers an inside look into an organization that might be considered the Freemasons of the culinary world. One 2015 issue includes a photo of Chaîne members bestowing a white ribbon on Pope Francis in honor of his “concern for the poor and his overall purity.” Other articles display exquisite-looking food, menus from group events and pictures of glam diners sporting the various colored ribbons that indicate members’ levels of membership.

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of extravagance, as long as the food is the center of it.” Although membership is theoretically available to anybody, the dues are steep: $250 annually, $50 of which goes to the group’s nonprofit foundation. Applicants must be approved at the national level, but, as far as Spitler knows, nobody is turned away. The ribbon colors indicate a member’s status and role in the industry. A “young chef” will wear an orange ribbon with a silver chain, for instance, whereas a sommelier’s will be purple. Spitler, who has never worked in the food industry, acknowledges that bringing new folks into the fold, and convincing them to don the ribbons, might be an uphill battle. In fact, she doesn’t like the ribbons herself, joking that she’d like to create a plaid flannel variation for Vermonters. But she feels confident that, over time, with the twin missions of celebrating Vermont craft foods and working to alleviate food insecurity, the bailliage will be a success. “I have such a fire in my belly about it,” she says. “I’m ready to get in the trenches.” Spitler realizes that, leading the society on a volunteer basis, she can only proceed so quickly. “You really have to get all of your ducks in a row — or, I should say, get all your geese in a row,” she jokes. She’s looking forward to furthering her relationship with Hunger Free Vermont and getting more familiar with other Vermont nonprofits devoted to hunger relief. In 2018, she plans to host more events, network with existing food organizations and reach out to prospective members in new ways, including young folks via social media. “It is important for us to recognize what the Chaîne has accomplished,” Spitler says. “But there’s a change in the landscape, and we need to raise the bar.” She’s excited to continue her grandfather’s legacy, she adds: “He was a man with an incredible amount of passion for the food arts. [At events], I’ve been approached by people who knew him, from all over the world. He had an incredible influence.” What would Paul A. Spitler think of his granddaughter’s intentions for the Vermont bailliage? “If he were still alive,” she suggests, “this would be the direction he’d want to go.” m



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recalls. A previous attempt, which Spitler refers to as “old school” and composed primarily of “snowbirds,” hadn’t lasted. The Vermont bailliage, under Spitler’s direction, is a little more casual than other chapters, and its events will range from the gourmet to the affordable, she says. “A lot of what we’re trying to do is unique,” she continues. “[The Chaîne] need[s] to start attracting young people who are interested in cooking. In our state, there’s a food revolution happening, and we want to tap into that enthusiasm. We want to embrace all of it, including burgers and beer.” Is that cool with the powers that be who govern the national and international chapters? Spitler says yes. As long as she stays true to the spirit of the Chaîne, “uniting under a common purpose and enjoying camaraderie” around food and drink, “I can do just about anything I want,” she says. “Within the state, I have autonomy.” That could mean organizing farmyard bonfires, cooking classes and fancy events to raise money for Hunger Free Vermont. Dan Albrecht, a water-quality planner with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission and a friend of Spitler’s, missed the Hen of the Wood dinner, but he was among 25 attendees of the Chaîne’s October 2017 event at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes. “I’m not a member [of the Chaîne], but it’s nice to meet people that I didn’t already have a connection with,” Albrecht says. “[Humans] tend to stay in pretty small social circles, and Vermont is pretty small as it is.” At the Basin Harbor gathering, Albrecht and company paid $150 to dine on chicken galantine, roasted quail and coffee-crusted rib eye. That evening, Basin Harbor’s chef, Philippe Ducrot, was inducted into the group. Spitler and the other members sported ribbons around their necks. These days, Spitler’s is green, which denotes her status as the Vermont bailli (chapter head). Albrecht, who appreciates that a portion of the proceeds of each dinner “goes to charity,” says he is planning to attend the Vermont bailliage’s next event, which is scheduled for March 18 at Vergennes Laundry and is open to the public. How does he see the organization fitting into the ethos of Vermont? “I think it’s compatible,” Albrecht says. “Sometimes a casual event is warranted. Sometimes it’s nice to get dressed up a bit, but I think there’s room for all sorts of levels


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GREENER DRINKS: Supporters of commonsense cannabis reform sip beverages and discuss the culture, industry and politics of the agricultural product. Zenbarn, Waterbury, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, info@


FIBER RIOT!: Crafters get hooked on knitting, crocheting, spinning and more at an informal weekly gathering. Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill, Waitsfield, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 496-7746.




CONTACT IMPROV: Movers engage in weight-sharing, play and meditation when exploring this style influenced by aikido and other somatic practices. The Everything Space, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 232-3618. DROP-IN HIP-HOP DANCE: Beginners are welcome at a groove session inspired by infectious beats. Swan Dojo, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. $15. Info, 540-8300.


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DEATH CAFÉ: Folks meet for a thought-provoking and respectful conversation about death, aimed at accessing a fuller life. Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, Rutland, 7-9 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Info, 353-6991. NURSING BEYOND A YEAR MEET-UP: Breastfeeding parents connect over toddler topics such as weaning and healthy eating habits. Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 985-8228. TRAPP FAMILY LODGE CROSS COUNTRY SKI CENTER’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY: A cash bar and complimentary appetizers fuel revelers for a short film and a Q&A with Johannes Von Trapp and his son, Sam. Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, Stowe, 5-8 p.m. $10. Info, 253-9911.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘13TH’: Director Ava DuVernay’s 2016 documentary takes a hard look at the role of race in the United States justice system. Mt. Mansfield Union High School, Jericho, 6-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, david. ‘EXTREME WEATHER 3D’: A National Geographic film takes viewers to the front lines of powerful storms, widespread fires and rising waters. Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, noon & 2:30 p.m. $3-5 plus regular admission, $11.50-14.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848. ‘GET LOW’: Bill Murray and Robert Duvall star in a drama

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about a 1930s hermit who throws his own funeral party during his lifetime. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. ‘I, CLAUDE MONET’: Drawing on more than 2,500 letters, this film, shown as part of the Architecture + Design Film Series, paints a portrait of the influential impressionist artist. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, 6 p.m. Free. Info,


Friday, January 26, 7:30 p.m., at University of Vermont Recital Hall in Burlington. $5-25. Info, 656-4455,


‘NIGHT SCHOOL’: Three adult students fight to graduate in this 2016 documentary. Marquis Theatre & Southwest Café, Middlebury, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4392. ‘WONDER OF THE ARCTIC 3D’: Pioneering scientists seek to answer questions about the impact of human activities on this fragile frontier. Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 11 a.m., 1 & 3:30 p.m. $3-5 plus regular admission, $11.50-14.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.

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THE ART AND SCIENCE OF KOMBUCHA: Nutritionist Suzanna Bliss provides stepby-step instruction for making the beneficial fermented tea. Participants take home a starter culture. City Market, Onion River Co-op, Downtown Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $5-10. Info, 861-9700. COMMUNITY MEAL: Diners dig into a hot lunch. United Church of Johnson, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1247. COMMUNITY SUPPER: A scrumptious spread connects friends and neighbors. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 300. WED.24

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JAN.30 & 31 | AGRICULTURE Planting Seeds Since 1931, Vermont’s agricultural industry has taken center stage at the Vermont Farm Show. This year is no exception, with more than 155 exhibitors slated to share products and innovations related to rural life. Agricultural career seekers can visit the Job Fair on the Floor, where more than two dozen exhibitors offer information about opportunities at their companies. For folks not necessarily involved in agriculture but who enjoy its yield, there’s Wednesday’s Consumer Night. There, attendees browse the Winter Buy Local Market, learn about eating local during a crêpe hour and watch state legislators battle it out in an “Iron Chef”-style cook-off.

VERMONT FARM SHOW Tuesday, January 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Wednesday, January 31, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. See website for additional date. Free. Info, 461-8774,


ACLU SMART JUSTICE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH & CELEBRATION: Community members learn new ways to help end mass incarceration at a gathering with advocate Bill Cob, slam poets Muslim Girls Making Change and the ACLU of Vermont. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-6304, ext. 116.

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Even the most avid music lovers can find themselves stuck in listening ruts. Those looking to broaden their aural horizons may find a fresh sound in multi-instrumentalist Rob Schwimmer. The composer appears at the University of Vermont Recital Hall with “Heart of Hearing,” a program of jazz, Americana, avant-garde, classical and unclassifiable music, performed on his unique set of instruments: piano, theremin and Haken Continuum, a touch-sensitive synthesizer and music controller. In a talk following this UVM Lane Series concert, Schwimmer, who composed the score for the 2007 Academy Award-winning documentary Freeheld, details his program and unconventional tools of the trade.

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Adventure Movies Be they avid athletes or armchair adventurers, viewers catch thrills courtesy of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Following the annual festival held each fall in Banff, Alberta, award-winning and audience-favorite flicks hit big screens around the globe. This week, viewers in Burlington feast their eyes on exhilarating films featuring pulse-pumping sports performed in exotic locations. With eye-popping footage of everything from skiing and dogsledding to surfing and kayaking to biking and climbing, onlookers are pretty much guaranteed a secondhand adrenaline rush. Screenings benefit the University of Vermont Outing Club.

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or Montpelier-area residents, it’s time to trade snow boots for dancing shoes. Presented by the Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture, the eighth annual Spice on Snow Festival brings heat to a winter’s weekend with four days of Cajun music, food and dance. Various downtown venues host foot-stomping festivities such as dance lessons and parties, jam sessions, sing-alongs, and concerts by local, national and international songsters. The rousing roster of performers includes headliners David Greely and Blake Miller of Louisiana, Brattleboro old-time player Scott Ainslie, Glover puppeteers Modern SPICE ON SNOW FESTIVAL Times Theater, and Canadian trio the April Thursday, January 25, 4:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Friday, January 26, 4 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, January 27, 3:45 Verch Band (pictured).

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BRIDGE CLUB: Players have fun with the popular card game. Burlington Bridge Club, Williston, 9:15 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. $6. Info, 872-5722. MAH JONGG: Players of all levels enjoy friendly bouts of this tile-based game. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 1-3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

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BONE BUILDER EXERCISE & OSTEOPOROSIS CLASSES: Folks of all ages ward off osteoporosis in this exercise and prevention class. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 10:40-11:40 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. BUTI YOGA: A fusion of vinyasa yoga, plyometrics and dance is set to upbeat music. Bring water and a towel. Women’s Room, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $10. Info, 829-0211. CHAIR TAI CHI: Age and ability level are no obstacles to learning this slow, easy exercise routine. Champlain Senior Center, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 316-1510. GENTLE YOGA IN RICHMOND: A gong savasana closes out an all-levels class benefiting the Williston Community Food Shelf. Partial proceeds are donated. Balance Yoga, Richmond, 11 a.m.-noon. $10; preregister. Info, GENTLE YOGA IN WATERBURY: Practitioners with limitations and seasoned students alike hit the mat for an all-levels class. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10 a.m. $12. Info, studio@zenbarnvt. com. GINGER’S EXTREME BOOT CAMP: Triathletes, Spartan racers and other fitness fanatics challenge themselves to complete Navy Seal exercises during an intense workout. Come in good shape. Private residence, Middlebury, 7-8 a.m. $8-12; for ages 16 and up. Info, 343-7160.

Marshfield, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. STORY TIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS: Picture books, songs, rhymes and early math tasks work youngsters’ mental muscles. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 1010:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

NIA WITH LINDA: WEDNESDAY Eclectic STORY music and TIME: From movetimeless ments tales to drawn new adfrom ventures, healing, books martial transport and dance tots to arts propel another world. OM PA F A Phoenix Books an animated NY YO S OF M barefoot workout. TE Essex, 10 a.m. Free. IDDLEBURY | COUR South End Studio, Info, 872-7111. Burlington, 8:30-9:30 a.m. YOGA FOR KIDS: Yogis ages $14; free for first-timers. Info, 2 through 5 strike a pose to 372-1721. explore breathing exercises and PRIMAL CORE FLOW: A varied relaxation techniques. Fletcher vinyasa class promotes balance, Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 body control, coordination, a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. strength and flexibility. Zenbarn YOUTH IN ARTS PERFORMANCE: Studio, Waterbury, 7:30-8:30 ‘NUGGET & FANG’: Produced by a.m. $12. Info, studio@zenArtsPower, this underwater tale follows the unlikely friendship RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: between a shark and a minnow. Folks in recovery and their Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, families enrich mind, body and 10-11 a.m. $6. Info, 457-3981. spirit in an all-levels class. All props are provided; wear loose language clothing. Turning Point Center, BEGINNER ENGLISH LANGUAGE Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CLASS: Students build a foundaFree. Info, 861-3150. tion in reading, speaking and RESILIENCE FLOW: Individuals writing. Fletcher Free Library, affected by a traumatic brain Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. injury engage in a gentle yoga Info, 865-7211. practice. Sangha Studio — Pine, INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL SPANISH Burlington, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. CLASS: Pupils improve their Info, 448-4262. speaking and grammar mastery. WEDNESDAY GUIDED Private residence, Burlington, 6 MEDITATION: Individuals learn p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. to relax and let go. Burlington INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Friends Meeting House, 5:30ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS: 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 318-8605. Learners take communication to the next level. Fletcher Free kids Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. READ TO A DOG: Book hounds Free. Info, 865-7211. ages 5 through 10 curl up with LUNCH IN A FOREIGN a good story and a furry friend. LANGUAGE: SPANISH: ¡Hola! Fairfax Community Library, 3:15Language lovers perfect their 4:15 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, fluency. Kellogg-Hubbard 849-2420. Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. READ TO DAISY: Budding bookFree. Info, 223-3338. worms join a friendly canine for ear-catching narratives. montréal Brownell Library, Essex Junction, IGLOOFEST: Electronic music 3-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, from top DJs draws thousands 878-6956. of revelers to this popular outSCIENCE & STORIES: BELUGAS door festival. Jacques-Cartier IN THE BASIN: Tots have a whale Pier, Montréal. $20-1,000. Info, of a time exploring the ques514-904-1247. tion of large aquatic mammals in the Lake Champlain Basin. music ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Find club dates in the music Champlain, Burlington, 10:30 section. a.m. Regular admission, $11.50EC NC DA CE | FRI.26 | D AN

VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: Local products — veggies, breads, pastries, cheeses, wines, syrups, jewelry, crafts and beauty supplies — draw shoppers to a diversified bazaar. Vermont Farmers Food Center, Rutland, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 342-4727.

KICK THE SUGAR HABIT: Clinical herbalist Barb Alpert helps sweets addicts balance their cravings with new, healthy patterns. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. $3-5; preregister. Info,

14.50; free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 877-324-6386. STORY TIME: Children are introduced to the wonderful world of reading. Richmond Free Library, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 434-3036. STORY TIME & PLAYGROUP: Engrossing plots unfold into fun activities for tots ages 6 and younger. Jaquith Public Library,


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MAVIS STAPLES: The dynamic diva lends her powerful pipes to an expansive repertoire, including selections from her recent album If All I Was Was Black. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $15-52. Info, 863-5966. MUSICIANS FROM MARLBORO: Skilled renditions of works by Beethoven, Penderecki and Brahms charm classical connoisseurs. A discussion with the artists follows. Spaulding

Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $17-30. Info, 603-646-2422.


A NIGHT OF HYGGE: Participants prepare to survive the rest of the long winter through the Danish art of comfort. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. YOURS, MINE & OURS — MONEY WITH YOUR HONEY: Partners get on the same page regarding personal finances in a four-week class covering everything from bills and spending to savings and debt. Capstone Community Action, Barre, 6-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 477-5215.


WOMEN’S PICKUP BASKETBALL: Players dribble up and down the court during an evening of friendly competition. Lyman C. Hunt Middle School, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $3; preregister at Info, 540-1089.


FAITH EXAMINED: A faith-based discussion of the essay collection Christian Voices in Unitarian Universalism focuses on life’s big ideas. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 10:15 a.m. Free. Info,

play about a family whose American Dream is challenged by forces beyond its control. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $29.70-38.50. Info, 863-5966.


WRITING CIRCLE: Words flow when participants explore creative expression in a lowpressure environment. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218.

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VINTAGE POP-UP MARKET: Local sellers such as Rataglam, Anastasia’s Closet and Billie Jean Vintage purvey throwback threads. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 4:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0406.


THE HONKY TONK MAN: Also known as Roy Wayne Farris, the professional wrestler mines his career for his one-man comedy show “Shake, Rattle and Roll: A Wrestling Legend Tells All.” Marquis Theatre & Southwest Café, Middlebury, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 388-4841.

MAEVE KIM: The experienced birder imparts her ornithological crafts knowledge in CRAFTING “Vermont’s OVER Birds and Our COFFEE: Agricultural Propelled Heritage.” by a light Burnham supper, Memorial creative Library, types learn Colchester, card-making 6:30 p.m. Free. techniques Info, gmas@ SA from demgreenmountainY’ T.2 T U 7|D onstrator Lucia BEA ANCE | ‘SLEEPING White. New Moon Café, MICHAEL LANGE: A talk Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. $15; on the professor’s pagepreregister; limited space. Info, turner Meanings of Maple: An 512-947-9970. Ethnography of Sugaring taps into Vermont’s liquid gold. Steele Community Room, Waterbury Municipal Building, 7 p.m. Free. Info, ‘REFLECTIONS ON COMMUNITY’: Panelists ponder questions such as the implications of remaining silent in the face of injustice. Dion Family Student Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000.


TECH HELP WITH CLIF: Electronics novices develop skill sets applicable to smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, noon & 1 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6955.


‘DOUBLEWIDE’: Vermont Stage presents Stephen Spotswood’s


ADVANCED CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE: Movers infuse technique with improvisation, composition and play. North End Studios, Burlington, 10-11:15 a.m. $15. Info, BALLROOM DANCING: Members of the University of Vermont Ballroom Dance Team teach new steps each week. Champlain Senior Center, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 316-1510. CONTEMPORARY DANCE: Hoofers of all levels explore movement from a de-colonial perspective. Swan Dojo, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. $10; free for first class. Info, 210-577-1441. FOR REAL WOMEN SERIES WITH BELINDA: GIT UR FREAK ON: R&B and calypso-dancehall music is the soundtrack to an empowering sensual dance session aimed at confronting body

shaming. Swan Dojo, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $15. Info,


JOB HUNT HELP: Community College of Vermont interns assist employment seekers with everything from résumé writing to online applications. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1393.

fairs & festivals

SPICE ON SNOW FESTIVAL: Cajun sounds inspire a four-day fest of music, dance and food. See for details. See calendar spotlight. Downtown Montpelier, 4:30 p.m.-midnight. Prices vary. Info, 793-3016.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR: Mountaineering buffs and outdoor enthusiasts tap into the spirit of adventure with films from around the globe. See calendar spotlight. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7 p.m. $15.60-18.35. Info, 863-5966. ‘EXTREME WEATHER 3D’: See WED.24. ‘GREY GARDENS’: Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange star in a fact-based drama centered on two eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. ‘THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE’: Shown in Finish and Arabic with English subtitles, this 2017 picture follows a restaurateur and a former traveling salesman who befriend a group of refugees. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7 p.m. $5-8. Info, 660-2600. ‘WONDER OF THE ARCTIC 3D’: See WED.24.

food & drink

COMMUNITY LUNCH: Farm-fresh fare makes for a delicious and nutritious midday meal. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 309. DINNER TO WELCOME INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Community members bearing dishes to share roll out the welcome mat for foreign youngsters. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 5:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, TASTE OF ERITREA: DORO WAT & GOMEN: Mulu Tewelde guides home cooks in the preparation of popular African dishes. Community Teaching Kitchen, City Market, Onion River Co-op, Burlington South End, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 861-9700. UVM MEDICAL CENTER FARMERS MARKET: Locally sourced meats, vegetables, bakery items, breads and maple syrup give hospital employees



POKÉMON LEAGUE: I choose you, Pikachu! Players of the trading-card game earn weekly and monthly prizes in a fun, friendly environment where newbies can be coached by league leaders. Brap’s Magic, Burlington, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0498.

health & fitness

BEGINNERS TAI CHI CLASS: Students get a feel for the ancient Chinese practice. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. CHAIR YOGA: Students with limited mobility limber up with modified poses. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 2-3:15 p.m. Free. Info, 448-4262. CHAKRA EXPLORATION SERIES: Attendees embark on an indepth exploration of the body’s seven energy centers, focusing on a different one each week. The Marbleworks, Middlebury, 6-7:30 p.m. $20 per class. Info, 845-642-6403.

GENTLE FLOW YOGA: Individuals with injuries or other challenges feel the benefits of a relaxing and nourishing practice. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10 a.m. $12. Info,

VINYASA FLOW: A well-balanced flow pairs movement with breath to create a stronger mind-body

FAMILY STEAM NIGHT: Parents and tots get hands-on with activities in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Fairfax Community Library, 6:307:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. READ TO ARCHIE: Budding bookworms join a friendly therapy dog for entertaining tails — er, tales. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. UKULELE KIDS: Musical munchkins sing and play to favorite children’s songs. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.


BEGINNER-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Basic communication skills are on the agenda at a guided lesson. Private residence, Burlington, 6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757.




Find club dates in the music section. ROCK CITY: Barre’s rock-and-soul chorus harmonizes to tunes from the ’50s through the ’00s. Proceeds benefit the People’s Health and Wellness Clinic. Barre Elks Club, 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 249-0414.


ECKANKAR WORKSHOP: MINING THE SPIRITUAL GOLD OF ADVERSITY: An open discussion reveals spiritual keys that can unlock the secrets of effective problem solving. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 800-772-9390. LIVE MUSIC & DANCE IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP: Rob Schwimmer, player of piano, theremin and Haken Continuum, is on hand for a movement class led by Clare Byrne. Southwick Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Free;

CRAFTY CRAP NIGHT: Participants bring supplies or ongoing projects and an adventurous attitude to share creative RICH time with & SHERI other people LS LARSEN: RT in recovery. PE ED OU C Vacation | WA Turning Point NS Y BA photos illustrate NQUET OF CHAMPIO Center, Burlington, 4 “Day Hiking and Other p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. Adventures in Iceland.” Green FIBER ARTS FRIDAY: Grown-up Mountain Club Headquarters, yarn lovers get together for tea Waterbury Center, 7-8:30 p.m. and casual project time. Pierson $5-8. Info, 244-7037. Library, Shelburne, 3-4 p.m. Free. S. LEE MERRITT: The attorney Info, 985-5124. sounds off in “The Cost of Silence in the American Justice System: dance Struggling for Justice for a ADVANCED CONTEMPORARY Free and Democratic Society.” TECHNIQUE: See THU.25, 10:30McCarthy Arts Center, Saint 11:45 a.m. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000. BALLROOM & LATIN DANCING: Learn new moves with Ballroom Nights, then join others in a tech dance social featuring the waltz, TECH SUPPORT: Need an email tango and more. Singles, couaccount? Want to enjoy ebooks? ples and beginners are welcome. Bring your phone, tablet or lapWilliston Jazzercise Fitness top to a weekly help session. St. Center, lesson, 7-8 p.m.; dance Johnsbury Athenaeum, 5-7 p.m. social, 8-9:30 p.m. $10-14; $8 for Free. Info, 748-8291, ext. 302. dance only. Info, 862-2269.




KAREN CROUSE: The author of Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness and Excellence chats about her 2018 title. Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, Stowe, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 253-9911. ‘POINTS NORTH’: A CELEBRATION OF HOWARD FRANK MOSHER: Yvonne Daley, Chuck Clarino and Will Notte honor the late Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher and his final publication. Phoenix Books Rutland, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 855-8078.

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FLASK IMPROV NIGHT: Three teams of up-and-coming Queen City performers showcase their improvisational comedy chops. Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington, 8:30-9:30 p.m. $8. Info,

DANCE COMPANY OF MIDDLEBURY: Christal Brown directs student dancers in NATIVE + Stranger, an exploration of individuality, place and the construction of identity. Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. $6-12. Info, 443-6433. ECSTATIC DANCE VERMONT: Jubilant motions with the Green Mountain Druid Order inspire divine connections. Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. $10. Info, 505-8011. MAD ROBIN CONTRA DANCE: Folks in clean, soft-soled shoes kick up their heels to music by Atlantic Crossing. Bring a water bottle and a treat to share. First Congregational Church, Burlington, beginner lesson, 7:45 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. $5-12. Info, 503-1251.

environment Climate: Seasonal Changes of Vermont Flora: Findings from more than 25 years of monitoring the state’s trees and plant life inform a talk by Josh Halman of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 229-6206.
fairs & festivals SPICE ON SNOW FESTIVAL: See THU.25, 5 p.m.-midnight.

See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR: See THU.25. ‘EXTREME WEATHER 3D’: See WED.24. NEWMAN CENTER FILM SERIES: Viewers take in an evening of short subjects, shown on 16mm film, highlighting the challenges of presenting racially sensitive content in the 1960s. Newman Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. Donations. Info, serious_61@ ‘WONDER OF THE ARCTIC 3D’: See WED.24.

food & drink

IN GOOD TASTE: Foodies enjoy tasty eats and handcrafted beverages from Vermont’s variety of farmers, vintners, brewers and chefs. Choose from two tasting sessions. St. Albans City Hall, 4:30-6:30 & 7-9 p.m. $12-18. Info, 524-2444.


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.24, 9:15 a.m.

health & fitness

ACUDETOX: Attendees in recovery undergo acupuncture to the ear to propel detoxification. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. ADVANCED TAI CHI CLASS: Participants keep active with a sequence of slow, controlled movements. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. BONE BUILDER EXERCISE & OSTEOPOROSIS CLASSES: See WED.24. BUTI YOGA: See WED.24, 1010:45 a.m. & 6-7 p.m. ENDLESS SUMMER: HEATED VINYASA YOGA: Students escape frigid temperatures in a well-rounded class including core work, standing sequences and plenty of sweat. Bring a mat, a sweat towel and a water bottle. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. $10-15. Info, 448-4262. FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT: Aches and pains, be gone! The physically challenged to the physically fit increase flexibility and body awareness with this form of somatic education. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 12:30-1:30 p.m. $10. Info, 560-0186. FRIDAY NIGHT POWER YOGA: Practitioners get their sweat on during a full-body, flow-style mindful workout. Kismet Place, Williston, 5:15-6:15 p.m. $12. Info, 343-5084. LIVING RECOVERY YOGA: An all-levels class targets those in addiction recovery or affected by the addictive behavior of others. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 448-4262. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.24.

REFUGE RECOVERY: A LOVE SUPREME: Buddhist philosophy is the foundation of this mindfulness-based addictionrecovery community. Turning Point Center, Burlington, noon. Free. Info, 861-3150. TAI CHI FOR ALL LEVELS: Instructor Shaina shares the fundamentals of Yang style, including standing and moving postures. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10 a.m. $12. Info, YIN YOGA: Pupils practice the art of self reflection through longsustained poses with guided breath work and imagery. BYO mat. Tapna Yoga, Burlington, 2-3:15 p.m. $15. Info, hannasatt@


ACORN CLUB STORY TIME: Little ones up to age 4 gather for read-aloud tales. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Imaginative players in grades 6 and up exercise their problemsolving skills in battles and adventures. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. GROOVAROO: Parents and caregivers bond with their babies through soulful movement with a certified babywearing dance teacher. Visit for a list of approved carriers. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. LIVE ACTION ROLE-PLAYING: Middle- and high-school gamers take on alter egos while solving mysteries. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. MUSIC WITH RAPH: Youngsters sing and play the morning away. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. ‘OTHERWISE KNOWN AS SHEILA THE GREAT’: Judy Blume’s popular novel about discovering the person within comes to life in an ArtsPower production. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 10-11 a.m. $7. Info, 728-6464. STORY TIME: Babies, toddlers and preschoolers drop in for books, rhymes, songs and activities. Winooski Memorial Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 655-6424. YOGA STORY TIME: Mini yogis ages 2 through 5 engage their bodies with active movement. Richmond Free Library, 11-11:45 a.m. Free. Info, 434-3036.


TRANS TOWN HALL: Did they really just say that? Participants collaborate to create effective responses to uninformed or confrontational remarks. Pride Center of Vermont, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info,


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SLOW FLOW YOGA: Tailored to meet students’ needs, this foundational class facilitates overall wellness. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 7:30-8:30 a.m. $12. Info,

CHESS CLUB: Checkmate! Registered players face off in friendly bouts. Fairfax Community Library, 3:15 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420.




HEALING THROUGH YOGA: Participants with a history of cancer boost their energy, strength and flexibility. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 448-4262.

BABY TIME: Books, rhymes and songs entertain tiny tots. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.

FEAST TOGETHER OR FEAST TO GO: Senior citizens and their guests catch up over a shared meal. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, noon-1 p.m. $7-9; preregister. Info, 262-6288.


FORZA: THE SAMURAI SWORD WORKOUT: Students sculpt lean muscles and gain mental focus when using wooden replicas of the weapon. North End Studio A, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $10. Info, 578-9243.


FORREST HAMMOND: “Vermont Black Bears: Coping With Our New Backyard Visitors” highlights what humans can do to keep themselves, their property and the state’s furry mammals safe. Vermont Institute of Natural Science Nature Center, Quechee, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 359-5000.



COMMUNITY MINDFULNESS: A 20-minute guided practice with Andrea O’Connor alleviates stress and tension. Tea and a discussion follow. Winooski Senior Center, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 233-1161.

YOGA: A Sangha Studio instructor guides students who are in recovery toward achieving inner tranquility. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, 448-4262.



BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE SUNSTYLE TAI CHI, LONG-FORM: Improved mood, greater muscle strength and increased energy are a few of the benefits of this gentle exercise. Winooski Senior Center, 6:45-8 p.m. Free. Info, 735-5467.

Y12SR YOGA: Modeled on the structure of 12-step meetings, this class includes a group sharing circle and an intentional, themed practice. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 448-4262.

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BACKBENDING WORKSHOP: Bodies arch with balance and stability in a playful yoga practice with Sarah Diedrick. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $20-25. Info, 448-4262.

connection. Kismet Place, Williston, noon-1 p.m. $12. Info, 343-5084.


and visitors the option to eat healthfully. Davis Concourse, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, 2:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 847-5823.

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Find club dates in the music section. FRIDAY NIGHT WINE DOWN: Locals welcome the weekend with the musical stylings of Catherine Wurster and John Wagar. Elfs Farm Winery & Cider House, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 6-9 p.m. Free. Info, 518-563-2750. GESTALT, BONZO & SLEEPING IN: Three bands rock out as part of Big Heavy World’s all-ages music series. SEABA Center, Burlington, 7-10 p.m. $5. Info, 865-1140. JAZZYAOKE: Would-be crooners front a live six-piece band and sing the standards at this themed open mic. Lyrics are provided. Grange Hall Cultural Center, Waterbury Center, 6:309:30 p.m. $5. Info, 244-4168. JEREMIAH MCLANE TRIO: Toes tap to traditional tunes from the British Isles, France and Québec. ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15; cash bar. Info, 457-3500.


ROB SCHWIMMER: Listeners embark on an eclectic musical journey with the master thereminist as part of the UVM Lane Series. An artist talk follows. See calendar spotlight. University of Vermont Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $5-25. Info, 656-4455.


SMUGGS ICE BASH: Extreme winter athletes converge at Vermont’s premier ice-climbing destination for clinics, camaraderie and friendly competition. See for details. Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Jeffersonville. Prices vary. Info, 657-3872.


‘CABARET’: Middlebury College student actors travel to Weimarera Germany in this time-tested musical centered on a Berlin nightclub during Hitler’s rise to power. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7:30 p.m. $6-20. Info, 382-9222.


‘DOUBLEWIDE’: See WED.24. ‘FOOL FOR LOVE’: One of Sam Shepard’s most celebrated works reveals the darker side of romantic relationships. Hepburn Zoo, Hepburn Hall, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. $6. Info, 443-3168.

POETRY SLAM FESTIVAL: Olivia Gatwood, G. Yamazawa and Muslim Girls Making Change make their voices heard during a week of on-campus events recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day. McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2663.

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FAIR TRADE LABELS 101: A presentation and discussion breaks down designations within the fair trade movement. Arrive at 11:30 a.m. for a PJC new volunteer orientation. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345, ext. 2.


GROWING MICROGREENS: Gardeners learn to grow nutrient-dense, flavorful shoots all year long. Gardener’s Supply Company, Burlington, 9:30-11 a.m. $15. Info, 660-3505.


Find visual art exhibits and events in the art section.


FAMILY-FRIENDLY COMEDY SHOW: The Vermont Comedy Club improv troupe elicits bit laughs with an evening of comedy in the style of “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $10; free for students. Info, 748-2600.


COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE: Fueled by a potluck dinner, hoofers put their best foot forward when following calls by Delia Clark. Barnard Town Hall, potluck, 6 p.m.; dance, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 234-1645. DANCE COMPANY OF MIDDLEBURY: See FRI.26. ‘SLEEPING BEAUTY’: Set to a Tchaikovsky score, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia interprets this classic fairy tale about a princess’ long slumber. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 7 p.m. $20-75. Info, 760-4634.


NORTHERN VERMONT UNIVERSITY — JOHNSON BADGER INFORMATION SESSION: Prospective pupils visit campus for lunch, a tour and the chance to chat with current students and staff. Johnson State College, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 635-1219.


DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY BANQUET OF CHAMPIONS: Start your engines! Top drivers are honored for their achievements in the 2017 auto racing season. Holiday Inn, Rutland, 5-9 p.m. $28-48; preregister. Info, INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY MEETING PLACE: Brainstorming leads to forming activity groups for hobbies such as flying stunt kites and playing music. Presto Music Store, South Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 658-0030. LEGAL CLINIC: Attorneys offer complimentary consultations on a first-come, first-served basis. 274 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 383-2118. TAROT READINGS WITH RACHEL: The truth is in the cards as an experienced reader offers divination services. Phoenix Books

Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $15. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘EXTREME WEATHER 3D’: See WED.24. ‘OUR NIXON’: The Woodstock Vermont Film Series continues with a revealing documentary about Richard Nixon’s White House. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 3 & 5 p.m. $9-11; preregister. Info, 457-2355. ‘THE SQUARE’: Professional and personal crisis befalls the art curator of a prestigious museum in this 2017 comedy. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, 3 & 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. ‘WONDER OF THE ARCTIC 3D’: See WED.24.

food & drink

AUTHENTIC ETHIOPIAN POP-UP DINNER: Foodies sample fragrant stews, spreads and injera breads as guest chefs Burlington, Alganesh 6-7:30 p.m. AI RS FE Michael and $5-10. Info, &F ER ES INT Mulu Tewelde 448-3350. TIV W N ALS | NORTH BENNINGTO present their authentic East African cookery. fairs & festivals Big Picture Theater and Café, BROOKFIELD ICE HARVEST & Waitsfield, 5, 6:30 & 8 p.m. Cost WINTER CARNIVAL: Community of food and drink; preregister. members celebrate the frigid Info, 496-8994. season with demonstrations, BURLINGTON WINTER skating, skiing, sledding, pond FARMERS MARKET: A bustling hockey and hand-warming indoor marketplace offers fresh refreshments. Floating Bridge, and prepared foods alongside Brookfield, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. crafts, live music and lunch Free. Info, 276-3260. seating. Davis Center, University NORTH BENNINGTON WINTER of Vermont, Burlington, 10 a.m.-2 FESTIVAL: A yearly frozen fête p.m. Free. Info, burlingtonfarmfeatures a Penguin Plunge, a chili fest, a book and media sale, CHAMPLAIN ISLANDS EMPTY and more. See BOWL SUPPER: Homemade for details. Various Bennington soup served in handcrafted locations, 8:30 a.m. Prices very. vessels raises funds for local Info, charities. Grand Isle School, 4-7 SPICE ON SNOW FESTIVAL: See p.m. $5; $20 per family. Info, THU.25, 10-midnight. WINTERFEST: Pie for breakfast CHOCOLATE TASTING IN paves the way for a daylong seaBURLINGTON: With the help sonal celebration including ice of a tasting guide, chocoholskating, games, activities and ics of all ages discover the fireworks. Various Cambridge flavor profiles of four different and Jeffersonville locations, 8 confections. Lake Champlain a.m.-8:20 p.m. Prices vary. Info, Chocolates Factory Store & Café, 793-7095. Burlington, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 864-1807. F

RED BRICK COFFEE HOUSE: Hot beverages are provided at an open mic and jam session where community members connect over music, cards and board games. Red Brick Meeting House, Westford, 7-10 p.m. Donations. Info,

FRIDAY MORNING WORKSHOP: Wordsmiths offer constructive criticism on works in progress by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.

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LOCAL LEGENDS: Area musicians take the stage in a benefit show for Responsible Growth Hinesburg. Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, 7 p.m. $15-20. Info, 863-5966.



See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘ELEPHANT BOY’: Sabu stars in this 1937 adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s short story “Toomai of the Elephants,” shown on 16mm film. The Champlain Wine Company, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 8 p.m. Donations. Info, AN EVENING WITH DIRECTOR BARRY JENKINS: The man behind the Academy Awardwinning movie Moonlight retraces his journey as a filmmaker.



CHOCOLATE TASTING IN MIDDLESEX: Candy fanatics get an education on a variety of sweets made on site. Nutty Steph’s Granola & Chocolate Factory, Middlesex, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 229-2090. MIDDLEBURY WINTER FARMERS MARKET: Crafts, cheeses, breads, veggies and more vie for spots in shoppers’ totes. VFW Post 7823, Middlebury, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, mosefarm@gmail. com.

NORWICH WINTER FARMERS MARKET: Farmers and artisans offer produce, meats and maple syrup alongside homemade baked goods and handcrafted items. Tracy Hall, Norwich, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 384-7447. A TASTING OF FRENCH WINES EN FRANÇAIS WITH YOUR FRENCH CONNECTION: Fluency is not required to enjoy six French vinos. Lucky Next Door, Burlington, 5 p.m. $15. Info, 535-1499. TREASURY WINE ESTATES SNOW CAT DINNER: Oenophiles experience a variety of vinos from California vineyards served alongside a mouthwatering meal. Stratton Mountain Resort, 5:30-9 p.m. $200; limited space. Info, 800-787-2886. VERGENNES FARMERS MARKET: Local food and crafts, live music, and hot eats spice up Saturday mornings. Kennedy Brothers Building, Vergennes, 9 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 233-9180. VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: See WED.24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


BOARD GAME CAFÉ: Friends whet their whistles with tea or coffee while playing games from the library’s extensive collection. Fairfax Community Library, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 849-2420. THE ‘NEWLY’WED GAME RUTLAND: Local couples test their knowledge of each other while raising funds for area charities. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7:30 p.m. $30-35. Info, 775-0903.

health & fitness

FITNESS BOOT CAMP: Ma’am, yes, ma’am! Exercise expert Ginger Lambert guides active bodies in an interval-style workout to build strength and cardiovascular fitness. Middlebury Recreation Facility, 8-9 a.m. $12. Info, 343-7160. INTRO CROSSFIT CLASS: Folks looking to get fit bring a water bottle and sneakers and prepare to get their sweat on. Mountain Trail CrossFit, Colchester, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, NEWBIE NOON INTRO TO HOT YOGA: First-timers in loosefitting clothing get their stretch on in a comfortably warm environment. Hot Yoga Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 999-9963. R.I.P.P.E.D.: Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. North End Studio A, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. $10. Info, 578-9243. YIN YOGA: Students hold poses for several minutes to give connective tissues a good stretch. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 8-9:30 a.m. $12. Info, studio@


ASTRONOMY DAY: Inquisitive kids reach for the stars during a day of planetary and astronomical exploration. See montshire. org for details. Montshire

Museum of Science, Norwich, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Regular admission, $3-15; free for members and kids under 2. Info, 649-2200. FAMILY CONTRA DANCE: Hoofers of all ages follow callers’ instructions and move to lively music by the Woodbury Strings Jam Band. The Schoolhouse, South Burlington, 3-5 p.m. $5-8; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 223-8945. GRANNIE SNOW: A special story time features the Vermont author reading from her book Silas and Opal’s Outdoor Adventure. Phoenix Books Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 448-3350. SATURDAY STORY TIME: Timeless tales and new adventures spark imaginations. Phoenix Books Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 448-3350. SATURDAY STORY TIME: Timeless tales and new adventures spark imaginations. Phoenix Books Essex, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 872-7111. WEBBY’S ART STUDIO: Temporary and permanent exhibitions inspire specialized art activities for all ages. Shelburne Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Regular admission, $5-10; free for active military and kids under 5. Info, 985-3346.


DUTCH LANGUAGE CLASSES: Planning a trip to Amsterdam? Learn vocabulary and grammar basics from a native speaker. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, bheeks@


PRIDE YOGA: LGBTQ individuals and allies hit the mat for a stretching session suited to all levels. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 5-6:15 p.m. Free. Info, 448-4262. ‘TRANS SCRIPTS PART I: THE WOMEN’: Seven characters tell true stories of transgender women in a staged reading of Paul Lucas’ groundbreaking play, presented by the Vermont Pride Festival at Chandler. A talkback and a reception follow. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 7:30 p.m. $15-22. Info, 728-9878.




Find club dates in the music section. CABIN FEVER SERIES: Multiinstrumental wiz Patrick Ross kicks off this annual concert series. WalkOver Gallery and Concert Room, Bristol, 8-10:30 p.m. $20; preregister. Info, 4533188, ext. 2. CELTIC MUSIC & DANCE CONCERT: Bagpipes, whistles and fiddles in tow, professional musicians from near and far serve up traditional tunes. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Jericho, 7-8:30 p.m. $10-12; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 899-3932.


DEB BRISSON & THE HAY BURNERS: Backed by her band, the vocalist moves effortlessly between rock, folk and country selections from Heart Shaped Stone. Brandon Music, 7:30 p.m. $20; $45 includes dinner; preregister; BYOB. Info, 247-4295. JOE’S BIG BAND: Music lovers dance away the winter blues to the sounds of the 17-piece ensemble. Burlington St. John’s Club, 7-10 p.m. $10-12. Info, KIND BUD’S KIND DUBS: The skillful guitarist sings and plays lead over looped backing parts created on the fly. Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 583-6300. ROOMFUL OF BLUES: The Grammy Award-nominated band jumps, swings and rocks its way through a horn-heavy set. Strand Center for the Arts, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. $2530. Info, 518-563-1604, ext. 105. UPPER VALLEY COMMUNITY BAND: Music lovers shake off the winter blahs with “Chasing the Blues.” Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $5-12. Info, 603-448-0400. VERMONT MOZART FESTIVAL CHAMBER PLAYERS: Classical musicians hit all the right notes in a concert marking Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birthday. Vermont Commons School, South Burlington, 7 p.m. $15; free for kids. Info, VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MASTERWORKS: Jaime Laredo conducts a program of works by Robert De Cormier, Morten Lauridsen and Schubert. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, preconcert discussion, 6:30 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $10-62. Info, 863-5966.

BIRD MONITORING WALK: Adults and older children don binoculars and keep an eye out for winged wonders. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 8-9 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 434-2167.


VT MOZART MADNESS: Teams of adults and high-school students shoot hoops in a three-on-three basketball tournament benefiting the Vermont Mozart Festival. Burlington High School, 2 p.m. $60 per team; preregister to play; free for spectators. Info,


JESS ROBINSON: Can you dig it? The state archaeologist speaks about a set of stone tools recently gifted to the Williston Historical Society. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.


COMMUNITY MINDFULNESS WITH THE CENTER FOR MINDFUL LEARNING: Peaceful people gather for guided meditation and interactive discussions. Burlington Friends Meeting House, 5-7 p.m. $10. Info,

BALKAN FOLK DANCING: Louise Brill and friends organize participants into lines and circles set to complex rhythms. Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 3-6 p.m. $6; free for first-timers; bring snacks to share. Info, 540-1020.

‘DOUBLEWIDE’: See WED.24, 2 & 7:30 p.m.

fairs & festivals

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD: ‘TOSCA’: Puccini’s story of a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief and an idealistic artist is broadcast to the big screen. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 12:55 p.m. $16-25. Info, 748-2600. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 12:55 p.m. $1023. Info, 775-0903. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, preshow talk, 12:15 p.m.; show, 1 p.m. $10-24. Info, 382-9222. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1 p.m. $26-29. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘SWEETHEART OF THE SONG TRA BONG’: MOXIE Productions treats audience members to an immersive storytelling experience, sharing the journey of a young soldier flying his highschool love to a quiet outpost in Vietnam. Grange Hall Cultural Center, Waterbury Center, 2-3:30 & 7:30-9:30 p.m. $12-15. Info, 244-4168.


THE TELL OFF: Winning Extempo raconteurs compete for audience votes and cash prizes in this seventh annual storytelling tournament of champions. Canadian Club, Barre, 8-10 p.m. $10. Info, 479-9090.

SUN.28 bazaars

ANTIQUES MARKET: The past comes alive with offerings of furniture, artwork, jewelry and more at this ephemera extravaganza. Canadian Club, Barre, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $2-5. Info, 751-6138.

Valley Players, Route 100, Waitsfield Tickets: or 802-583-1674


‘CABARET’: See FRI.26.


February 2-11 Fri-Sat at 7pm • Sun at 2pm $20 Evenings, $16 Matinees


VERMONT’S WINTER DUCK SHOW: Following an indoor presentation by birder Maeve Kim, avian enthusiasts head outdoors to observe winter waterfowl on Lake Champlain. The Gallery at Main Street Landing, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. $5-10; preregister. Info, 434-3068.


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SPICE ON SNOW FESTIVAL: See THU.25, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.



See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. Untitled-11 1 ‘EXTREME WEATHER 3D’: See WED.24.

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food & drink

CHOCOLATE TASTING IN BURLINGTON: See SAT.27. NO-FUSS KITCHEN: MINIMAL WASTE COOKING: Home cooks learn creative ways to use commonly discarded food parts in a hands-on class. Community Teaching Kitchen, City Market, Onion River Co-op, Burlington South End, 5:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 861-9700.

Naturopathic primary care for all ages.

HOW TO MAKE ‘FLOW’ MORE ACCESSIBLE & BENEFICIAL IN YOUR BODY: Practitioners familiar with the vinyasa style of yoga work toward making each pose and transition comfortable and rewarding. Sangha Studio

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Explore Andy Warhol’s creative engagement with social class.

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STORY TIME WITH CITY MARKET Join us to read Escargot, by Dashka Slater, and for a fun healthy food activity. Free.

Phoenix Books Burlington events are ticketed unless otherwise indicated. Your $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off the featured book. Proceeds go to Vermont Foodbank.

POKÉMON LEAGUE: See THU.25, noon-5 p.m.

BUTI YOGA: See WED.24, Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 7-8 p.m. $12. Info,

All ages are welcome to a story time. Free.


GAME DAY: Players of all ages engage in friendly competition. Borrow a game or bring your own. Kismet Place, Williston, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info,

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Local authors Chris Bohjalian, Stephen P. Kiernan, and Stephen Russell Payne will read from Points North and share reminiscences of Mosher and his work. Free.



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VCAM’S DIGITAL EDITING CERTIFICATION: Adobe Premiere users get familiar with the most recent version of the editing software. Prerequisite: VCAM Access Orientation or equivalent, or instructor’s permission.

VERTICAL CHALLENGE: Folks hit the slopes for a lighthearted competition complete with awards and a victory party. Bolton Valley Resort, registration, 7:30 a.m.; race starts, 11 a.m. Free with lift ticket or season pass, $19.99-167.99. Info, 434-3444.


WORKING WOODLANDS WORKSHOP: ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS TO WINTER: An indoor discussion gives way to a snowshoe investigation of various cold-weather habitats. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 457-3368, ext. 222.


Find visual art exhibits and events in the art section.


ICE FISHING FESTIVAL: Anglers of all ages lure fish through holes in the ice at this annual winter gathering. Bomoseen State Park, Castleton, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info,





VCAM Studio, Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 651-9692.

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LGBTQ FIBER ARTS GROUP: A knitting, crocheting and weaving session welcomes all ages, gender identities, sexual orientations and skill levels. Pride Center of Vermont, Burlington, noon-2 p.m. Free. Info, 860-7812.







Find club dates in the music section. COUNTRY CHORUS: New members join instructor John Harrison for ten weeks of fun, learning and singing. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 3:30-5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-6954. PETE’S POSSE: Three generations of players come together to create dynamic roots music. Plainfield Town Hall Opera House, 4-6 p.m. $5-15. Info, 498-3173. SUNDAY OPEN MIC BRUNCH: Listeners whet their whistles from a build-your-own-Bloody Mary bar while aspiring musicians test their talents onstage. Elfs Farm Winery & Cider House, Plattsburgh, N.Y.,

DUXBURY WINDOW HIKE: Outdoor adventurers put one foot in front of the other on a 3.2-mile trek. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister. Info,


PUBLIC SKATING: Active bodies coast across the ice. Stafford Ice Arena. Plattsburgh State Fieldhouse, N.Y., 1:30-2:45 p.m. $2-3. Info, 518-564-4136. SKIMO EAST CHALLENGE: A great workout and killer views reward skiers in this up-anddown-hill battle. Sherburne Base Lodge, Burke Mountain, 8:30 a.m. $20-40. Info, 723-6551. SMUGGS ICE BASH: See FRI.26.

CONTACT IMPROV: See WED.24, Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $4. Info, 864-7306. SALSA MONDAYS: Dancers learn the techniques and patterns of salsa, merengue, bachata and cha-cha. North End Studio A, Burlington, fundamentals, 7 p.m.; intermediate, 8 p.m. $12. Info, 227-2572.


CAMPUS TOUR: Potential students ages 16 through 24 check out a facility offering free housing, meals, career technical training, high school diplomas, driver’s licenses and job placement. Northlands Job Corps Center, Vergennes, 9:45 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 877-0121.


JOB HUNT HELP: See THU.25, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

WOMEN’S PICKUP SOCCER: Swift females shoot for the goal. Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $3; $50 for unlimited drop-in pass. Info, 864-0123.

NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY: Critical thinkers put their wits to the test when solving tests of ingenuity and knowledge. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:304:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.



‘CABARET’: See FRI.26, 2 p.m. ‘DOUBLEWIDE’: See WED.24, 2 p.m. ‘FOOL FOR LOVE’: See FRI.26. THE METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD: ‘TOSCA’: See SAT.27, Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1 p.m. $26-29. Info, 603-646-2422.


WRITING AS A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY: Wordsmiths of all genres and experience levels sharpen their storytelling skills with the help of creative exercises. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info,

See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘EXTREME WEATHER 3D’: See WED.24. ‘WONDER OF THE ARCTIC 3D’: See WED.24.


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.24, 6:30 p.m. MAGIC: THE GATHERING — MONDAY NIGHT MODERN: Tarmogoyf-slinging madness ensues when competitors battle for prizes in a weekly game. Brap’s Magic, Burlington, 6:30-10 p.m. $8. Info, 540-0498.

BUTI YOGA: See WED.24. CAPOEIRA: A blend of martial arts, music and dancing challenges adults and kids. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 4:30-5:30 p.m. $12. Info, MEDITATION: A group practice including sitting, walking, reading and discussion promotes mindfulness. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.24. SEATED TAI CHI: Movements are modified for those with arthritis and other chronic conditions. Winooski Senior Center, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 735-5467.


LGBTQ FILM & DISCUSSION SERIES: A conversation follows a viewing of a popular flick. Visit for the title. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.




Find club dates in the music section.


FREE WORKSHOP: SHIFTING: Cyclists learn the basics of changing gears while chomping on complimentary pizza. Old Spokes Home, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 836-4475.




‘CABARET’: See FRI.26.

‘THE CHRISTIANS’: Staged by Middlebury Actors’ Workshop, Lucas Hnath’s new play offers a kids thoughtful look at LI O AM GO CLUB: Strategy Y the power of belief. TO ES comes into play RT Town Hall Theater, RTO L ANO | COU during a 4,000-yearMiddlebury, 2 p.m. $12-22. old game suitable for players Info, 382-9222. in grades 1 and up. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 5:30words 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. ERIC RICKSTAD MYSTERY KIDS’ YOGA: Young yogis NIGHT: The New York Times strike a pose. Zenbarn Studio, bestselling author reads from Waterbury, 3:30-4:15 p.m. $12. and discusses his newest novel, Info, The Names of Dead Girls. Bear LAB GIRLS: Aspiring scientists Pond Books, Montpelier, 6:30-8 learn through hands-on exp.m. Free. Info, 229-0774. periments and activities. Fairfax MONDAY NIGHT POETRY Community Library, 3-4 p.m. WORKSHOP: Wordsmiths Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. analyze creative works-inYIN YOGA: See SAT.27, 12-1:15 p.m.







FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP: Parlez-vous français? Native speakers and students alike practice the tongue at a casual drop-in chat. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, stevenorman@

WILLIAM TORTOLANO: The organist wows listeners with a concert coinciding with this 88th birthday. St. Albans St. Mary’s Church, 3 p.m. Donations. Info, 654-2000.



COFFEE AT JUNIORS: Language lovers join the Vermont Italian Club for coffee, pastry and conversation. Junior’s Italian, Colchester, 3 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info,

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PEER-LED MINDFULNESS MEET-UP FOR TEENS: South Burlington High School junior Mika Holtz guides adolescents toward increased awareness through music, movement and other techniques. Stillpoint Center, Burlington, 9-10:30 a.m. Donations. Info, 720-427-9340.

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH DIGITAL MARKETING: DIY tools such as blogging, emailing, video and social media are the focus of a business-boosting workshop. Capstone Community Action, Barre, noon-1 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 882-8191.


FAMILY DROP-IN ART FUN: Creative projects for all age groups banish the winter blues. Milton Art Center & Gallery, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 355-6583.


p.m. $25. Info, maigomez1@

PAJAMA STORY TIME: Picture books await PJ-clad kiddos. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. STORIES WITH MEGAN: Lit lovers ages 2 through 5 open their ears for exciting tales. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.


ADVANCED-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Language learners perfect their pronunciation with guest speakers. Private residence, Burlington, 4:30-6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: Bring a bag lunch to practice the system of communication using visual gestures. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. SPANISH GROUP CLASSES: Speakers brush up on their language skills en español. New Moon Café, Burlington, 5-6:30



Find visual art exhibits and events in the art section.

ADVANCED SUN-STYLE TAI CHI, LONG-FORM: Elements of qigong thread through the youngest version of the Chinese martial art. Winooski Senior Center, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 735-5467.


TRADITIONAL YOGA FLOW: Breath accompanies each transition during a vinyasa flow focused on body awareness and self-acceptance. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10:15 a.m. $12. Info,

VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SUNDAY MATINEE SERIES: A program of works by Robert De Cormier, Morten Lauridsen and Schubert features the VSO Chorus. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 3 p.m. $10-32. Info, 775-0903.


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KARMA YOGA: Attendees practice poses while supporting the Richmond Food Shelf. Balance Yoga, Richmond, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $10; $5 with a food donation. Info,

UKULELE MÊLÉE: Fingers fly at a group lesson on the fourstringed Hawaiian instrument. BYO uke. Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info,



— North, Burlington, 2-3:30 p.m. $15-20. Info, 448-4262.

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-563-2750.


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progress penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.

TUE.30 activism

AN ECONOMY FOR ALL OF US: ERADICATING POVERTY, BUILDING ECONOMIC JUSTICE: A panel of economic experts explores the systems and structures that transfer real wealth from low-income individuals to the rich. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 851-7697.


VERMONT FARM SHOW: From barnyard animals to giant tractors, the annual showcase celebrates the state’s agricultural industry. See vtfarmshow. com for details. See calendar

spotlight. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3579.


Find visual art exhibits and events in the art section.


FEAST TOGETHER OR FEAST TO GO: See FRI.26. TUESDAY VOLUNTEER NIGHTS: Helping hands pitch in around the shop by organizing parts, moving bikes and tackling other projects. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 264-9687.


COMMUNITY CRAFT NIGHT: Makers stitch, spin, knit and crochet their way through projects while enjoying each other’s company. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403.


BEGINNER WEST COAST SWING & FUSION DANCING: Pupils get schooled in the fundamentals of partner dance. North End Studio B, Burlington, 8-9 p.m. $11-16. Info, burlingtonwestie@gmail. com. INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED WEST COAST SWING: Fun-loving folks learn the smooth, sexy stylings of modern swing dance. North End Studio A, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $11-16. Info, SWING DANCING: Quick-footed participants experiment with different forms, including the Lindy hop, Charleston and balboa. Beginners are welcome. Champlain Club, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Info, 448-2930.


DANCE, PAINT, WRITE: DROP-IN: Creative people end their day with an energetic meditation, music, movement, intuitive painting, free writing and de-stressing. Expressive Arts Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $15. Info, 343-8172.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘EXTREME WEATHER 3D’: See WED.24. ‘GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING’: Painter Johannes Vermeer finds inspiration in a young peasant maid played by Scarlett Johansson. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. ‘WONDER OF THE ARCTIC 3D’: See WED.24.


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.24, 7 p.m. CHESS CLUB: Players of all ages put on their thinking caps in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere.





AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT LESSON: From reducing pain to improving mobility, this physical practice reveals new ways to live with the body. Come with comfy clothes and an open mind. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $10. Info, 504-0846.

CREATIVE TUESDAYS: Artists exercise their imaginations with a variety of craft materials. Kids under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 3:15-4:45 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE SUN-STYLE TAI CHI, LONGFORM: Improved mood, greater muscle strength and increased energy are a few of the benefits of this gentle exercise. South Burlington Recreation & Parks Department, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 735-5467. BEGINNERS TAI CHI CLASS: See THU.25. BRANDON FITNESS BOOT CAMP: Hop to it! Get fit with strength, endurance, agility and coordination exercises. Otter Valley North Campus Gym, Brandon, 5-6 p.m. $12. Info, 343-7160. DE-STRESS YOGA: A relaxing and challenging class lets healthy bodies unplug and unwind. Balance Yoga, Richmond, 5:45-7 p.m. $14. Info, 434-8401. GENTLE FLOW YOGA: See THU.25.

LOW-IMPACT FITNESS BOOT CAMP: Strength, agility, coordination and heart-healthy exercises are modified for folks of all ability levels. Charlotte Senior Center, 9:15-10 a.m. $10. Info, 343-7160.

PRENATAL YOGA: Moms-to-be prepare their bodies for labor and delivery. Women’s Room, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $15. Info, 829-0211.



‘LA CAUSERIE’ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Native speakers and learners are welcome to pipe up at an unstructured conversational practice. El Gato Cantina, Burlington, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0195. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ITALIAN: Speakers hone their skills in the Romance language over a bag lunch. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. PAUSE-CAFÉ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Frenchlanguage fanatics meet pour parler la belle langue. Meet in the back room. ¡Duino! (Duende), Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 430-4652. SOCIAL GATHERING: Those who are deaf or hard of hearing or want to learn American Sign Language get together to break down communication barriers. The North Branch Café, Montpelier, 4-6 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 595-4001.


TRANS 20SOMETHINGS HOT COCOA NIGHT: Individuals who identify as trans, gendernonconforming or questioning warm their hands with heated beverages. For folks ages 18 through 30. Pride Center of Vermont, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info,


BOLSHOI BALLET: ‘ROMEO AND HE I AT A L JULIET’: The bitR ER E ter rivalry between words | TH OP E METROPOLITAN the Capulets and the BARON WORMSER BOOK Montagues plays out through LAUNCH: The former poet lauredance in this on-screen producate of Maine presents his debut tion. Catamount Arts Center, St. novel, Tom o’ Vietnam, with a Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $6-18. Info, reading, talk, Q&A, book signing 748-2600. and refreshments. Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. CONTACT IMPROV: See WED.24. Free. Info, 229-0774. DROP-IN HIP-HOP DANCE: See ‘POINTS NORTH’: A CELEBRATION OF HOWARD FRANK MOSHER: See THU.25, Phoenix Books Burlington, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 448-3350.

SEARCH FOR MEANING DISCUSSION GROUP: Readers reflect on A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-561-6920. WINTER LITERATURE READING SERIES: Ambitious readers cover selected pages of George Eliot’s Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.

WED.31 activism

MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY DAY: Citizens join NAMI Vermont representatives to meet with elected officials and voice their concerns regarding the state’s mental health system. Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 876-7949. TRACI GRIFFITH: The St. Michael’s College professor demystifies the differences between free speech and hate speech. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.


VERMONT FARM SHOW: See TUE.30, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.


Find visual art exhibits and events in the art section.





MOBILE VET CENTER: The Department of Veterans Affairs’ roving resource station offers information on available services for veterans and their families. Community College of Vermont, Winooski, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 654-0505.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR: See THU.25, Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7 p.m. $20-23. Info, 603-448-0400. CINEMA CASUALTIES: ‘THE THING’: Local music project Zentauri delivers a live, largelyimprovised score for this 1982 horror flick about a crew terrorized by aliens in Antarctica. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 9 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0406. ‘EXTREME WEATHER 3D’: See WED.24. ‘WONDER OF THE ARCTIC 3D’: See WED.24.

food & drink

COMMUNITY SUPPER: See WED.24. SLOW FAST FOOD: Heady nuggets, spicy chicken sandwiches, “Big Macs” and Farmhouse Flurries are made with thoughtfully sourced local ingredients. The Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Burlington, 5-11 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 859-0888. VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: See WED.24.



health & fitness


GENTLE YOGA IN RICHMOND: See WED.24. GENTLE YOGA IN WATERBURY: See WED.24. GINGER’S EXTREME BOOT CAMP: See WED.24. INTRODUCTION TO ESSENTIAL OILS: Kandis Barrett covers the physical and mental benefits of natural extractions. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1393. NIA WITH LINDA: See WED.24. PRIMAL CORE FLOW: See WED.24. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.24. RESILIENCE FLOW: See WED.24. WEDNESDAY GUIDED MEDITATION: See WED.24. ZUMBA EXPRESS: See WED.24.


POP IN FOR POP-UPS: With a few folds and cuts, flat sheets of paper transform into individualized Valentine’s Day cards. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581.


‘THE 13-STORY TREEHOUSE’: Based on the bestselling book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, a CDP Theatre Producers play follows two forgetful friends as they attempt to write a script. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 10 a.m. $4-10. Info, 603-448-0400. READ TO DAISY: See WED.24. SCIENCE & STORIES: SNOWFLAKES: Questions such as “How many snowflakes are in a pile of snow?” guide an exploration of feathery ice crystals. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Regular admission, $11.5014.50; free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 877-324-6386. STEM CLUB: Inquisitive minds ages 6 and up tackle challenges in science, technology, engineering and math. Fairfax Community Library, 3-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. STORY TIME: See WED.24. STORY TIME & PLAYGROUP: See WED.24. STORY TIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS: See WED.24. WEDNESDAY STORY TIME: See WED.24. YOGA FOR KIDS: See WED.24.






Find club dates in the music section. ELEVA CHAMBER PLAYERS: The Farmers Night Concert Series continues with a performance by Central Vermont’s only professional string chamber orchestra. House Chamber, Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 828-2228.


FULL MOON SNOWSHOE HIKE: Nature lovers explore Montpelier’s hillsides by lunar light. Snowshoes and hot chocolate are provided. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. $5-10; preregister. Info, 229-6206.








‘DOUBLEWIDE’: See WED.24. ‘ONLY YESTERDAY’: Beatles fans get a behind-the-scenes look at Paul McCartney and John Lennon courtesy of an intimate play by Hollywood writer Bob Stevens. Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction, 7:30 p.m. $15-59. Info, 296-7000.


ANTHONY GRUDIN: In Warhol’s Working Class: Pop Art and Egalitarianism, the University of Vermont associate professor explores Andy Warhol’s creative engagement with social class. Phoenix Books Burlington, 6:30 p.m. $3. Info, 448-3350. BOOK LAUNCH: Assistant professor Tolya Stonorov opens the cover on The Design-Build Studio: Crafting Meaningful Work in Architectural Education with a reception and a pop-up exhibit of original drawings. Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, Northfield, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 485-2183. POETRY RIOT WITH YOUNG WRITERS PROJECT: An open mic for seasoned and budding wordsmiths features Lilian Traviato. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $3. Info, 540-0406. WRITING CIRCLE: See WED.24. m


REIKI CLINIC: Thirty-minute treatments promote physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. JourneyWorks, Burlington, 3-5:30 p.m. $10-30; preregister. Info, 860-6203.

STORY TIME FOR BABIES & TODDLERS: Picture books, songs, rhymes and puppets arrest the attention of children and their caregivers. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 9:10-9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.



LGBTQ DROP-IN GROUP: Homemade snacks propel a social gathering during which LGBTQ individuals and allies brainstorm ideas for future activities and discussions. Eighth graders through adults are welcome. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 4:305:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.


PILATES: Active bodies utilize core strength, build body awareness, improve posture and alleviate pain with this innovative system of exercise. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 7:30-8:30 a.m. $12. Info,

STEAM TUESDAYS: Creative activities are based in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:15-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.





PEACEFUL WARRIOR KARATE: Martial-arts training promotes healthy living for those in recovery. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150.

SPANISH MUSICAL KIDS: Amigos ages 1 through 5 learn Latin American songs and games with Constancia Gómez, a native Argentinean. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:45 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.

OPEN JAM: Instrumentalists band together for a freeflowing musical hour. Borrow an instrument or bring your own. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 888-4928218, ext. 300.



HATHA YOGA FLOW: This practice provides a great stretch and strengthens the body through a combination of sustained and flowing poses. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 5:30-6:45 p.m. $12. Info,


Find club dates in the music section.

YOUTH MENTORING CELEBRATION: National Mentoring Month culminates in a convergence of youth mentees, volunteer mentors and supporters, hosted by Mobius. Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier, 9:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 658-1888.


YOGA AT THE WINOOSKI VFW: Certified instructors guide veterans and their families through a series of poses. Arrive five to 10 minutes early. Second floor, Winooski VFW Hall, 6-7 p.m. Donations. Info, 655-9832.


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50/50 POWER/YIN YOGA: Physical therapist Kyle McGregor designed this class to address the needs of cyclists and those with a sedentary lifestyle through a strengthening warmup and restorative poses. Kismet Place, Williston, 4-5 p.m. $12. Info, 343-5084.



health & fitness

R.I.P.P.E.D.: See SAT.27, North End Studio A, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $10. Info, 578-9243.


Pierson Library, Shelburne, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 985-5124.


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200 Classes for Everyone. CVUHS Campus HINESBURG. Full descriptions at LANGUAGE CLASSES: 200 OFFERINGS AT CVUHS IN HINESBURG: French (three levels), Spanish (six choices), French or Spanish for Kids, Italian for Travelers, Beginning Mandarin (two levels), German (three levels)! Low cost, handson, excellent instructors, limited class size, guaranteed. Materials included with few exceptions. Full descriptions at access., or google access cvuhs. Senior discount. 10 minutes from exit 12. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194. ART CLASSES: 200 OFFERINGS AT CVUHS IN HINESBURG: Watercolor with Ginny Joyner, Drawing 1 and 2, Zentangle, Pop-Up Cards, Acrylic Landscape, Oil Painting, Journal Sketching, and Calligraphy. Culinary Arts: one-night, hands-on classes where you eat well! Chinese Feast/Chef Jim McCarthy, Italian Cuisine/Chef Jim, German/Chef Jim, Vegetarian/Chef Jim, Middle Eastern, Persian, Chocolate, Argentinian, Paella, Vegetarian, Quiche, Fermented Foods, Ethiopian/Eritrean, Injera, Cake Decorating. Yum! Full descriptions at, or google access cvuhs. Senior discount. 10 minutes from exit 12. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194. BODY AND MIND CLASSES: 200 OFFERINGS AT CVUHS IN HINESBURG: Core Strength (Tue. and Thu.), Weight Training for Women, Cycling Conditioning, Strength Training, Yoga (six choices), Swing or Ballroom with Terry Bouricius, Hip Hop for Kids, Hip Hop for adults, Jazzercise Dance Mixx, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Voice-Overs, Guitar (two levels),

Mandolin, Banjo, Ukelele, Mindful Meditation, Self-Hypnosis, Emotions/Health, Juggling. Low cost, excellent instructors, guaranteed. Materials included. Full descriptions at, or google access cvuhs. Senior discount. 10 minutes from exit 12. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194. COMPUTER CLASSES: 200 OFFERINGS AT CVUHS IN HINESBURG: Excel 1 and 2; Word 1, 2 and 3; File Management; Data Analysis; Adobe Photoshop; and Web Design. Full descriptions at, or google access cvuhs. Senior discount. 10 minutes from exit 12. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194. CRAFT CLASSES: 200 OFFERINGS AT CVUHS IN HINESBURG: Pottery (10 choices), Bowl Turning, Metals Workshop, Woodworking, Welding, Carving a Spoon, Rug Hooking, Bracelet Making, Three Bag Sewing classes, Clothing, Basket Making, Needle Felting, Quilting, Cake Decorating, Knitting. Full descriptions at, or google access cvuhs. Senior discount. 10 minutes from exit 12. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194. EMPOWERMENT CLASSES: 200 OFFERINGS AT CVUHS IN HINESBURG: Beekeeping, Birding (three choices), SAT Boot Camp, Memoir Writing, Songwriting, Mindfulness for Activists, Guided Imagery, Feldenkrais, Massage Therapy, Talks on: Politics, Mt. Philo, Donner Party. Also, Solar Energy 101, Bridge (two levels), Mah Jongg, Behavior, Reiki, Herbals (three choices), Luscious Lotions, Juggling, VMAP Motorcycle Awareness, Hunter Education 101. Guaranteed. Full descriptions at, or google access cvuhs. Senior discount. 10 minutes from exit 12. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194. NATURE CLASSES: 200 OFFERINGS AT CVUHS IN HINESBURG: 200 offerings for all ages. Beekeeping, Birding With Maeve Kim (four choices), Tree ID, Woodlot Management, Growing Blueberries, Edible/Medicinal Plants, Odonates, Growing Mushrooms, Flower Arranging, Terrarium Making, Hoof Health,

Animal Communication, Tree ID, Backyard Astronomy, Cat Behavior, Herbals (three choices), Soapmaking, Homesteading. Guaranteed. Full descriptions at, or google access cvuhs. Senior discount. 10 minutes from exit 12. Location: CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194.

art ADULT INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSES: GRACE is now offering Instructional Classes for Adults on evenings and weekends! Our Winter Session is underway. Upcoming are Introductory Weaving, Writing Workshop, Collage Monotype Printing and Life Drawing. Visit to register and find more information. Advanced registration required for classes. Scholarships are available! Cost: $50/class; prices vary ($50-120); scholarships avail. Location: GRACE, 59 Mill St., Hardwick. Info: Kathryn Lovinsky, 472-6857,, ONE-DAY ART PLAYSHOP: Wingspan Studio invites you to bring your vision for the New Year to life! Creativity exercises, loosen-up drawing, paint exploration and guidance to start your “Vision for 2018” masterpiece. Open to all. No experience required. Give yourself and/or a friend an afternoon to settle, create and manifest what the future holds for you! Sat., Jan. 27, 11:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $160/ person, incl. all materials and a stretched canvas. Location: Wingspan Studio, 4A Howard St., Burlington. Info: 233-7676,,

Burlington City Arts

Call 865-7166 for info or register online at Teacher bios are also available online. FAMILY ART SATURDAY AT BCA CENTER: Get creative and make art together! Families are invited to drop in to the BCA Center and enjoy an art activity inspired by our current exhibitions. On each scheduled Saturday, BCA will offer a different art-making project that will ignite the imaginations of kids and adults. Admission is free. Third Sat. of the month, 11-1 p.m. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., Burlington. Info: 8657166, SEE.THINK.DO!: See.Think.Do! invites youth and adults to the BCA Center for an interactive arts experience. Visits begin in the gallery with inquiry-based exploration, lively discussion and active multidisciplinary learning. Programs conclude in the studio

classroom where students explore artists’ processes and materials and create works of art inspired by exhibition themes. Groups may schedule a one- or two-part program, with tours lasting approximately one hour, and full programs lasting 1.5 to two hours. Weekly on Mon., Tue. & Fri., 9:30-11:30 a.m. Custom scheduled days and times are based on availability. Cost: $5/ per student; individuals and groups are invited to apply for a partial or full scholarship. Location: Burlington City Arts, 135 Church St., Burlington. Info: Melinda Johns, 865-7551,,


DROP-IN SPINNING: Want to learn a new technique, fine tune your spinning wheel and enjoy a day of spinning? This is an informal gathering where what we do is up to you. Bring your own drop spindle or wheel, or use the equipment at the shop. Stay as long as you want. Mon., Feb. 19, 1-4 p.m. Cost: $30. Location: Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill, 6163 Main St., Waitsfield. Info: Susan Snider, 496-7746, susan@, RIGID HEDDLE WEAVING: This is easy to learn and offers a world of creativity. A great first step for new weavers. It is a great stash buster for knitters and spinners. You will learn how to dress the loom and explore techniques incorporating color and texture. Everyone goes home with their sample. Sat., Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $125/person; includes materials and use of loom. Location: Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill, 6163 Main St., Waitsfield. Info: Susan Snider, 496-7746,,



CLASSES IN CLAY FOR ADULTS: Think Spring! Our sun-filled clay studio is the perfect place for you to find respite and make beautiful objects. Join one of our many clay classes and develop the skills to center, trim and glaze. We offer a fun and supportive environment for all skill levels. 8-week classes start Mar 26, Mon.-Fri. Cost: $335/person, member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: , 985-3648, info@, WOODWORKING FOR ADULTS: Spend Spring 2018 in our 3,000sq.ft., light-filled wood shop! As a renter or student with access to our tools and equipment, you have the opportunity to make something exciting and memorable. Intro level classes and workshops. All skill levels welcome. Schedule varies. Cost: $165/varies depending on usage. Location: The Shelburne Craft School , 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: The Shelburne Craft School, 985-3648, info@,

BOOKBINDING: Students will learn to make an Accordion book, a Pamphlet Stitch book and seven different folded books. Supplies provided. Instructor: Chiyomi McKibbin. Jan. 27-28 (Sun. optional). Sat., 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. only: $100 (member), $125 (non-member). Both days: $190 (member), $215 (non-member). Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 2538358,,

DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Salsa classes, nightclub-style, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wed., 6 p.m. $15/person for one-hour class. No dance experience, partner or preregistration required, just the desire to have fun! Drop in any time and prepare for an enjoyable workout. Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington, Info: Victoria, 598-1077, info@ DSANTOS VT SALSA: Experience the fun and excitement of Burlington’s eclectic dance community by learning salsa. Trained by world famous dancer Manuel Dos Santos, we teach you how to dance to the music and how to have a great time on the dance floor! There is no better time to start than now. Mon. evenings: beginner class, 7-8 p.m.; intermediate, 8:15-9:15 p.m. Cost: $12/1-hour class. Location: North End Studios, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Jon Bacon, 355-1818, crandalltyler@hotmail. com, LEARN TO DANCE W/ A PARTNER!: Come alone or come with friends, but come out and learn to dance! Beginning classes repeat each month, but intermediate classes vary from month to month. As with all of our programs, everyone is encouraged to attend, and no partner is necessary. Private lessons also available. Cost: $50/4week class. Location: Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington. Info: First Step Dance, 598-6757,,

drumming DJEMBE & TAIKO: Classes in Burlington, Hyde Park and Montpelier. Drums provided. Classes for adults (also for kids with parents) Mon., Tue. & Wed.

in Burlington. Wed. a.m. or Friday a.m. in Hyde Park. Thu. in Montpelier. Most classes are in the evenings or after school. Conga classes, too! Visit our schedule and register online. Location: Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 3G, Burlington; Capital City Grange, 6612 Rte. 12, Berlin; Moonlight Studios, 1670 Cleveland Corners Rd., Hyde Park. Info: 999-4255,

empowerment CREATING THE FUTURE OUT OF THE FUTURE: A VISIONEERING WORKSHOP: Worried about our future? Feeling anxious about what’s going on in our world? Learn how to create the future out of the future by applying scientific principles to create a world we all want to live in. Led by Dr. Sue Mehrtens, teacher and author. Sat., Feb. 10; 10 a.m.noon. Location: Jungian Center for the Spiritual Sciences, 55 Clover Ln., Waterbury. Info: Sue, 244-7909.

gardening SEED STARTING: Learn the basic science and techniques for seed-starting success from the get go, and do it right the first time! Presenter: David Boucher. Sat., Feb. 10, 9:30-11 a.m. Cost: $15/person. Location: Gardener’s Supply, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington. Info: 660-3505, SOIL 101: Healthy and vibrant plants start with healthy soil. This one is a must for all gardeners, from beginners to the more experienced growers. Presenter: Mike Ather. Sat., Feb. 3, 9:30-11 a.m. Cost: $15/person. Location: Gardener’s Supply, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington. Info: 660-3505, STONE WALL WORKSHOPS: Our introductory stone wall building workshops for homeowners and tradespeople promote the beauty and integrity of stone. The one-day workshop covers basic techniques for creating dry-laid walls using stone native to Vermont. Workshops are held in warm greenhouses in Hinesburg. Space is limited; gift certificates available. Sat., Jan. 20, Feb. 10, & Mar. 3 & 17, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $100/oneday class. Location: Red Wagon Plants, 2408 Shelburne Falls Rd., Hinesburg. Info: Queen City Soil & Stone, Charley MacMartin, 318-2411,,


COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS WORKSHOP: Storytelling is an art! Learn how to communicate through drawings and design. We’ll work through the comic process from start to finish. Learn more about classes at


International World Masters Champion and IBJJF World Masters Champion. Accept no Iimitations! Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 5982839,, Tue., Feb 13, 20 & 27, 6-9 p.m. Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: 540-0761. INTRO TO ARDUINO: The Arduino is a pocket-size computer (also called a “micro-controller”) that you can program and use to control circuits. It interacts with the outside world through sensors, LEDs, motors and even the internet. This makes it a flexible platform for lots of creative projects. Learn more about classes at generatorvt. com/classes. Sun., Feb. 4, 1-4 p.m. Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: 540-0761. TOOL SHARPENING WORKSHOP: Sharp tools are a necessity for doing good work, from wood shop to kitchen. Sharp tools are safer and easier to use. Spend an afternoon with an experienced woodworker learning how to get a shaving sharp edge on any tool. Learn more about classes at Mon., Feb. 5, 6-9 p.m. Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: 540-0761. WELDING AND BASIC METALSHOP (3 TRAININGS IN 1!): Ideal for furniture construction, sculpture and engineering. You will learn how to use the metal shop equipment to construct basic forms in metal using forming and welding techniques. This tool training is required before members can use the general metal tools, TIG welder and MIG welder. Learn more at Thu., Mar. 1, 8, 25 & 22, 6-8:30 p.m. Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: 540-0761.


MARTIAL WAY: Colchester and Milton locations. Classes in self-defense, Karate, Kung Fu, Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi. We have 14 different age and experience levels, so the training is always age- and skill-appropriate. Beginner or experienced, fit or not yet, young or not anymore, we have a class for you! Days and evenings; see website for schedule and fees. Location: Martial Way Self Defense Center, 73 Prim Rd., Colchester, Colchester. Info: David Quinlan, 893-8893, info@, martialwayvt. com.

EARTH MEDITATION/CLOUD HANDS: In this workshop, participants will learn the Cloud Hands short set and Earth Meditation. These foundational practices from the Tao Ahn Pai system of internal qigong help to improve health, increase vitality and set the foundation for further qigong practice. The workshop will be led by Scott Moylan L.Ac. Jan. 27 & 28, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost: $75/workshop. Location: Elements of Healing, 21 Essex Way, Essex Junction. Info: Carrie Abair, 999-9717,, LEARN TO MEDITATE: Through the practice of sitting still and following your breath as it goes out and dissolves, you are connecting with your heart. By simply letting yourself be, as you are, you develop genuine sympathy toward yourself. The Burlington Shambhala Center offers meditation as a path to discovering gentleness and wisdom. Shambhala Cafe (meditation and discussions) meets the first Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.noon. An open house (intro to the center, short dharma talk and socializing) is held on the third Sunday of each month, noon-2 p.m. Instruction: Sun. mornings, 9 a.m.-noon, or by appt. Sessions: Tue. & Thu., noon-1 p.m., & Mon.-Thu., 6-7 p.m. Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 658-6795,

religion GNOSTICISM: Want new insights into Jesus’ character, personality and love life? Want new perspectives on Christianity? This course introduces the gospels that Carl

A MINDSET WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN: Join Erin Connor, Miss Vermont (age 23), and Communication Coach, Leora Dowling (age 60), for an interactive workshop focused on replacing negative self-talk with a kind mental vocabulary; practicing techniques to increase self-confidence, self-compassion and appropriate pride; and tapping into the supportive power of wise and amazing women. Refreshments served. Sat., Jan. 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $50/general; $20/senior; $30/student. Location: Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Rd., S. Burlington. Info: 989-3250,, empower-a-mindset-workshopfor-women-tickets.


well-being INTUITIVE AWARENESS, ENERGY WORK, E.F.T. & EXPRESSIVE ARTS CLASSES: Open to joy! Tune into your body, mind and spirit. Learn tools to clear and reset your energy; develop clarity, awareness and compassion; and live from a place of well-being, truth and joy. Taught by Naomi Mitsuda, Reiki Master, certified practitioner of E.F.T., Intuitive Awareness, Expressive Arts, and Energy Medicine. Offered this winter/ spring at Spirit Dancer, Sacred Mountain Studio, and other venues in Burlington, VT. Location: Various locations around, Burlington. Info: Naomi Mitsuda,

15-HOUR KIDS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING WITH KATE HUDSPETH WITH SANGHA STUDIO: Do you have a passion for working with children? Join Kate Hudspeth to learn more about sharing yoga with the youth in your life! In this workshop, we will discuss the benefits of children’s yoga, class components, class structure and classroom management techniques. Participants will leave with an understanding of breathing techniques, yoga poses, group activities, mindfulness practices and relaxation exercises. No prior teaching or yoga experience required. Sat., Feb. 10, 9 a.m.-noon. & 1-4 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 11, 8-10 a.m. & 12:30-4:30 p.m. Cost: $350/ person. Location: Sangha Studio — North, 237 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 448-4262, info@, sanghastudio. org/workshops-events. BALANCE YOGA CLASSES/ WORKSHOPS: Offering a variety of yoga classes and wellness workshops to meet individual needs, from beginners to experienced yogis seeking to deepen their practices. Our welcoming community offers support to experience and explore yoga, meditation, sound therapy and bodywork. First class free for Vermonters! Schedule private and group sessions at

HONEST YOGA: Honest yoga offers practices for all levels. We just expanded to have two practice spaces! Your children can practice in one room while you practice in the other. No need for childcare. Yoga and dance classes ages 3 and up. Brand-new beginners’ course: This includes two specialty classes per week for four weeks plus unlimited access to all classes. We have daily heated and alignment classes kids classes in yoga and dance. We hold yoga teacher trainings at the 200- and 500-hour levels, as well as children and dance teacher training courses. Check our our website for dance classes and yoga summer camps! Daily classes & workshops. $50/new student (1 month unlimited); $18/class; $140/10-class card; $15/class for student or senior; or $110/10-class punch card; $135/mo. adult memberships; $99/mo. kid memberships. Location: Honest Yoga Center, 150 Dorset St., Blue Mall, next to Hana, South Burlington. Info: 497-0136, honestyogastudio@, honestyogacenter. com. SANGHA STUDIO | NONPROFIT, DONATION-BASED YOGA: Sangha Studio builds an empowered community through the shared practice of yoga. Free yoga service initiatives and outreach programs are offered at 17 local organizations working with all ages. Join Sangha in both downtown Burlington and the Old North End for one of their roughly 60 weekly classes and workshops. Become a Sustaining Member for $60/month and practice as often as you like! Daily. Location: Sangha Studio, 120 Pine St. and 237 North Winooski Ave., Burlington, Info: 448-4262,


VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU: Brazilian jiujitsu is a martial arts combat style based entirely on leverage and technique. Brazilian jiujitsu self-defense curriculum is taught to Navy SEALs, CIA, FBI, military police and special forces. No training experience required. Easy-to-learn techniques that could save your life! Classes for men, women and children. Students will learn realistic bully-proofing and self-defense life skills to avoid them becoming victims and help them feel safe and secure. Our sole purpose is to help empower people by giving them realistic martial arts training practices they can carry with them throughout life. IBJJF & CBJJ certified black belt sixth-degree Instructor under Carlson Gracie Sr.: teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. A five-time Brazilian National Champion;


SNAKE-STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN: The Yang Snake Style is a dynamic tai chi method that mobilizes the spine while stretching and strengthening the core body muscles. Practicing this ancient martial art increases strength, flexibility, vitality, peace of mind and martial skill. Beginner classes Sat. mornings & Wed. evenings. Call to view a class. Location: Bao Tak Fai Tai Chi Institute, 100 Church St., Burlington. Info: 864-7902,


EVOLUTION YOGA: Practice yoga in a down-to-earth atmosphere with some of the most experienced teachers and therapeutic professionals in Burlington. Daily drop-in classes including $5 community classes, Yoga Wall and Yoga Therapeutics classes led by physical therapists. Join our Yoga for Life Program to dive deeper into your practice or register for our Yoga Teacher Training for Healthcare Providers. We offer specialty workshops, series and trainings, rooted in the art and science of yoga as a healing practice for body, mind, and spirit. Cost: $15/ class; $140/10-class card; $5-10/ community classes. Location: Evolution Yoga, 20 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: 864-9642,


LEARN ENGLISH ONLINE AND LIVE: The best way to learn is through live interaction with a first-rate teacher who adjusts to your learning needs, answers your questions and makes learning fun. Our online classes are live, face-to-face interactions, not computer exercises. Customized for you. See our website for complete information, or contact us for details. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: 276-1255,,

COMBAT FITNESS MARTIAL ARTS: Vermont’s premier mixed martial arts academy: Brazilian jiujitsu, boxing, Muay Thai kickboxing, judo, MMA and Filipino martial arts. Combine fitness and skills-building to learn selfdefense and confidence. Classes six days a week. Private lessons available. Located at 276 East Allen St. off Exit 15 in Winooski. Call 655-KICK (5425). See website for schedule. Membership and drop-in rates. Location: Combat Fitness Mixed Martial Arts Academy, 276 E. Allen St., Winooski. Info: Vincent Guy, 655-5425,,

ACTIVATE INNER PEACE: Change your life with tai chi, qigong, and Taoist meditation and philosophy. Join our group with other friendly adults to learn quickly and well in a lighthearted, encouraging environment. We teach ancient arts in a modern manner. Our teachers are traditionally trained and authentically qualified to teach. Fri., 6-7 p.m. & 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-noon & noon-1 p.m.; Tue., 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $12/1-hour class; $40/mo. (incl. all classes offered); first class free. Location: 303 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info: Wu Xing Chinese Martial Arts, 355-1301,,

YOGA & RECOVERY GROUP FOR FOLKS LIVING W/ LYME DISEASE: Join as we practice gentle restorative poses suitable for all levels. Afterward, join the discussion as we share and support one another on the often confusing and isolating journey to wellness while living with lyme disease. Wear comfortable clothing. Sign up or find more information at Laughingriveryoga. com. Dec. 17, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 18, Apr. 8, 2-3:30 p.m. By donation. Location: Laughing River Yoga, The Chase Mill, 1 Mill St., Burlington. Info: See website for daily class schedule. Cost: $15/drop-in class; $130/10-class card; $70/5-class card; $120/ monthly unlimited. Workshop cost will vary. Location: Balance Yoga, 840 W. Main St., Richmond. Info: Lynn Clauer, 922-0516,,



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ASIAN BODYWORK THERAPY PROGRAM: This program teaches two forms of massage: amma and shiatsu. We will explore oriental medicine theory and diagnosis as well as the body’s meridian system, acupressure points, yin yang and five-element theory. Additionally, 100 hours of Western anatomy and physiology are taught. VSAC non-degree grants are available. NCBTMBassigned school. Starts Sep. 2018. Cost: $5,000/600-hour program. Location: Elements of Healing, 21 Essex Way, Suite 109, Essex Jct. Info: Scott Moylan, 288-8160,,

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658-5815, naomimitsuda@gmail. com.


JEWELRY CLASSES: Learn how to make your own jewelry in a fully equipped studio with a German-trained goldsmith in a private and bright atmosphere. Besides creating my own collections and custom designs, I also teach all skill levels, “make your own wedding bands,” summer camps for teenagers, private lessons, etc. For existing students: drop-in hours are Mon. & Thu., 1-4 p.m. Mon. and Thu., 9:30noon (ongoing). Cost: $160/10hour class + cost of silver ($3/ gram). Location: 26 Spring St., Burlington. Info: Jane Frank Jewellery Design, Jane Frank, 999-3242,,


Jung appreciated so much. Led by Dr. Sue Mehrtens, teacher and author. Feb. 14, 21, 28 & Mar. 7, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $60/person. Location: Jungian Center for the Spiritual Sciences, 55 Clover Ln., Waterbury. Info: Sue, 244-7909.


music Amelia Devoid at Nightshade Kitchen

Feast for the Senses The Nightshade Kitchen offers intimate, epicurean house concerts







aurice Sendak’s 1970 picture book In Trains, avant-pop singer-songwriter (and Seven Days the Night Kitchen depicts a young boy’s contributor) Amelia Devoid, and analog experimentalbizarre, hallucinatory excursion to the ist Wren Kitz. The memorable session provided guests mythical place named in its title. The with a sumptuous banquet and intimate access to some Kafkaesque jaunt is, in typical Sendak fashion, not noteworthy local musicians. Personally, it renewed my terribly lucid. It’s more of a sensory experience than a appreciation for simply listening and being present. good story, notable mostly for the author and illustra“Aside from music, food is one of the most effector’s trademark visual style and tive ways of bringing people vivid depictions of the messy joy together,” Stoltzfus said shortly of cooking. after I arrived at his second-floor The book was a childhood faflat. vorite of 24-year-old R&B singerA spicy aroma flooded my songwriter Guthrie Galileo — or nostrils as I admired the apartGuthrie Stoltzfus, as his driver’s ment’s exposed rafters and license says. The Burlingtonvaulted ceiling. A friendly cat based California native is the named Ives greeted me with a architect behind the Nightshade soft leg rub. Stoltzfus, along with Kitchen, an ongoing housesous chef Ryan Thornton and GU THRIE S TO LTZF US concert series presented in his friend Christian Tuyishime, were Old North End apartment. Each hard at work prepping the space iteration features a home-cooked and the evening’s meal: beef meal as well as two or three local or regional perform- shank and tomato stew, roasted butternut squash and ers. Though there’s no practical connection to Sendak’s cauliflower, cucumber salad with tzatziki sauce, and a story — no one dives naked into a giant bowl of batter or pan of baklava. anything — Stoltzfus acknowledges that the immersive The more-or-less monthly event was born in the experience the book depicts inspired the kind of full- summer of 2016. Stoltzfus and his then-roommate, Billy body, sensual experience he hopes attendees will have. Weaver, found themselves inundated with an abunI dropped in on the most recent installment of dance of produce collected at Weaver’s family’s Red the NK, which featured performances from ambient FEAST FOR THE SENSES » P.63 guitarist Alex Raine of post-rock band Entrance to



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Zentauri takes on The Thing

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Keys N Krates

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The Ghost of Paul Revere

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Above & Beyond

Falcons, Jubilee, Fabrikate

Oh, and here’s one fun fact I learned while googling The Thing: Scientists and researchers at Antarctica’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, a real-life facility similar to the setting for Carpenter’s film, have an annual tradition of watching not only the Halloween director’s version of the JOHN W. CAMPBELL JR. novella, but also CHRISTIAN NYBY’s 1951 adaptation, The Thing From Another World and MATTHIJS VAN HEIJNINGEN JR.’s 2011 remake. That’s some dark, meta shit right there.

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A new, 32-track live album featuring a host of Vermont bands and artists just hit the internet. Certified local music fanboy and WBKM 107.1 FM DJ TIM LEWIS curated the record, which features live sessions and interviews recorded last year at RYAN COHEN’s Robot Dog Studio. Fifteen local acts — and one nonlocal band — appear on the record, dubbed Live From Robot Dog With Tim Lewis, Volume One. The album is largely composed of heavy rock, thanks to the CAVE BEES, BLACK RABBIT and DINO BRAVO, among others. But the album makes room for other styles, too, such as ANDRIANA CHOBOT’s modern pop song “Cascade” and EASTERN MOUNTAIN TIME’s melancholy country ballad “Low-Down MidDecember.” Interviews are kept relatively brief, rarely exceeding one minute in duration. The album is available to stream or download (for free!) on Bandcamp.

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It may be the dead of winter, but at least we aren’t stuck on a frozen ice continent with a ravenous, parasitic alien entity consuming and absorbing every living thing in its path like in JOHN CARPENTER’s The Thing, am I right? That’s my awkward segue into announcing an upcoming screening of the legendary horror director’s campy 1982 magnum opus — but with a twist! Burlington’s metal-inspired “instant composition” band ZENTAURI provide the soundtrack. The improvisational accompanists team up with the ongoing gore-tastic film screening series Cinema Casualties on Wednesday, January 31, at ArtsRiot in Burlington. The series generally presents only the schlockiest of horror flicks: C.H.U.D. and Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI, for example. But CC founder DAVID ZEIDLER also mixes in the occasional masterpiece, such as Suspiria and, now, The Thing. Though it’s the first time CC will add a live soundtrack, it’s not Zentauri’s first go at the silver screen. Seven Days recently caught up with the group’s guitarist and man of 1,000 faces MATT HAGEN (the HIGH BREAKS, SAVAGE HEN, BURNING MONK, MATT THE GNAT AND THE GATORS, and a bajillion other bands) to get a bit of context for the grand union. “Improvising can be synonymous with jamming or noodling,” said Hagen over the phone. “[But] we try to convey a story. What we do is very purposeful.” Hagen and drummer JOHN STELLA originally birthed Zentauri at Metal Monday, the formerly weekly thrash

series at Nectar’s. After a few successful outings, the duo made the leap to livescoring its first film: STANLEY KUBRICK’s three-hour epic Spartacus. “We were like, ‘Holy shit. What did we get ourselves into?’” said Hagen. Though it may have been a slog, Hagen said the iconic “I am SPARTACUS” climax was a satisfying payoff, and the experience whetted the pair’s appetite for further exploration. To date, Hagen and Stella have scored Evil Dead II, Predator and Ghostbusters — the last of which was conceived and performed on the day that HAROLD RAMIS died. The actor famously portrayed OG Ghostbuster Dr. Egon Spengler. Most recently, Zentauri took on the cult horror classic Pumpkinhead last Halloween. In case you’re wondering how exactly a live score functions with a film that already has its own soundtrack — as I did — it’s pretty simple: They mute the flick. Given that the horror genre is all about showing and not telling, and relies heavily on slow-building tension, it’s not always important to hear the dialogue — especially for well-known, cult films. Exposition is not as much a priority as rocking the eff out. Movies heavy on the yackety-yack are likely not good contenders, so if you were hoping to see Zentauri work their magic on My Dinner With Andre, it’s probably never going to happen. (Ahem: Challenge extended.) For Wednesday’s performance, Zentauri are bigger than ever: Guitarist STEVE SHARP and cellist LAUREN COSTELLO join the group.

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THE DAILY PLANET: Lowell Thompson (alt-country), 8 p.m., free. HALF LOUNGE: Von Hauer (funk), 9 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: The Marty Fogel Quartet (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.

Tell Me More Nothing’s more tantalizing for a voracious music nut than an artist who leaves you

hanging with a single published track — especially if said track is a bona fide earworm. Portland, Maine, neo-soul singer-songwriter KATIE MATZELL teased in 2017 with the single “Don’t They Say,” and now she’s finally ready to drop

her self-titled debut EP. The singer finds good company among the current spate of New England-based jazzy, soulful bands and artists, including the New Review and Kat Wright. Matzell celebrates her EP release on Friday, January 26, at Radio Bean in Burlington.

RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: DJ Supersounds (hits), 10 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. MODA (folk, jazz), 9:30 p.m., free.

SIDEBAR: Sean Kehoe (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., free. Crusty Cuts (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. THE TAP ROOM AT SWITCHBACK BREWING: Denizen (rock), 6 p.m., free.

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Owen Benjamin (standup), 7 & 9:30 p.m., $15-27.

NECTAR’S: Django Soulo (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., free. Kudu Stooge (psych-rock, jazz-funk), 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+.

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RADIO BEAN: DJ Two Sev (eclectic vinyl), 4 p.m., free. Stephanie Tonneson (indie pop), 8:30 p.m., free. Justin Panigutti Band (rock), 10:30 p.m., free.

BACKSTAGE PUB & RESTAURANT: Karaoke with Jenny Red, 9 p.m., free.

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Keys N Krates, Falcons, Jubilee, Fabrikate (electronic, hip-hop), 8:30 p.m., $25/28.

RED SQUARE: DJ KermiTT (eclectic), 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: The Ghost of Paul Revere, Troy Millette (folk), 8 p.m., $10/12.

RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: Gypsy Reel (traditional Irish, folk), 7:30-10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Hotel Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.

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HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Collie Budz, Jo Mersa Marley, the Holdup (reggae), 8 p.m., $25. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Octave Cat featuring Jesse Miller (Lotus), Eli Winderman (Dopapod), Charlie Patierno, Nudist Co (electronic), 8 p.m., $12/15. JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Bluegrass Jam Session, 7 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Bluegrass Session, 7 p.m., free.




BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Jason Dick (reggae, soul), 6 p.m., free. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: All Request Video, 9 p.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: D. Davis (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., donation. WHAMMY BAR: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.


IDLETYME BREWING COMPANY: The Idletyme Band (blues, rock), 8 p.m., free.


MOOGS PLACE: Abby Sherman (Americana), 8:30 p.m., free.

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ZENBARN: Zach Nugent’s Acoustic Dead Duos (Grateful Dead tribute), 7 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE: DJ Craig Mitchell (open format), 11 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ KermiTT (eclectic), 10 p.m., $5.

LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Cody Sargent Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Standup Open Mic and Improv Jam, 7 p.m., free. Songs in the Key of Slink (improv), 8:30 p.m., $5.

RADIO BEAN: Friday Morning Sing-Along with Linda Bassick & Friends (kids’ music), 11 a.m., free. DJ Ryan Kick (eclectic), 4 p.m., free. Five Bar Connection (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. Katie Matzell (EP Release) (neo-soul, R&B), 10 p.m., $5.

JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Red Hot Juba (country, jazz), 7 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: DJ Disco Phantom and Friends (eclectic dance), 9:30 p.m., free.


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and Friends (jam), 9:30 p.m., $5/10. 18+.


TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., free.

RADIO BEAN: DJ Chia (house), 4 p.m., free. Everything Turned to Color (folk, jazz), 8 p.m., free. Porterfield (indie-fusion), 10 p.m., free. Dr. Sammy Love (soul and R&B covers), 11:30 p.m., free.

CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Kick ‘Em Jenny, Big Night (Cajun, swing), 9 p.m., free.

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.

northeast kingdom PARKER PIE CO.: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.

outside vermont MONOPOLE: Open Mic with Lucid, 10 p.m., free.

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THE DAILY PLANET: The Hot Pickin’ Party (bluegrass), 8 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE: D Jay Baron (mashup, hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Italian Session (traditional), 6 p.m., free.

DEMENA’S: Nowhere (rock), 8 p.m., $5.

RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.

WHAMMY BAR: VT Bluegrass Pioneers, 7 p.m., free.

SIDEBAR: Nico Suave (soul, funk), 10 p.m., free.


THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Vestal Oak (Americana), 7 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Owen Benjamin (standup), 7 p.m., $15-27. The Daily Grind: Jose Rincon (improv), 9 p.m., $5.

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MOOGS PLACE: Open Mic with Allen Church, 8:30 p.m., free.

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TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: DJ Da.Root (hits), 10 p.m., free.

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Joe Moore Blues Band, 7 p.m., free.

PICKLE BARREL NIGHTCLUB: Elovators (reggae, funk), 8 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. Joshua West Birthday Party Superjam, Ben Bevins

ARTSRIOT: Mal Maiz, Sabouyouma (cumbia, Latin fusion), 8:30 p.m., $10. BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Ted Crosby (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: The Medallions Metronome 2: With a Vengeance (disco and funk covers), 9 p.m., $10.

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

MONKEY HOUSE: Pastique Mammals (Album Release), Full Walrus (post-rock), 8:30 p.m., $3/8. 18+.

STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Waves of Adrenaline (folk), 7 p.m., free.


ZENBARN: Milton Busker (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., free.

FOAM BREWERS: The Flat Five (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., $5-10. Avery Cooper Group (jazz), 10:30 p.m., free.


HALF LOUNGE: Helen Hummel (folk), 7 p.m., free. DJ Fattie B (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

BACKSTAGE PUB & RESTAURANT: Trivia, 9:30 p.m., free.

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Karaoke with DJ Jon Berry & DJ Coco, 9 p.m., free.

LOCALFOLK SMOKEHOUSE: Open Mic with Alex Budney, 8:30 p.m., free.

FINNIGAN’S PUB: DJ Craig Mitchell (open format), 10 p.m., free.

HALF LOUNGE: SVPPLY (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

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northeast kingdom HIGHLAND LODGE: Trivia Night, 6:30 p.m., free.

JUNIPER: Eric George (country, folk), 9 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Michael Francis McCarthy (roots), 7:30 p.m., free. Yosemite Sam and Friends (jazz-rock), 9 p.m., free. DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 11 p.m., $5. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Adventure Dog (rock, funk), 10 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free. Doctor Rick, Los Elk, 2% (rock), 9 p.m., $5.

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Shane’s Apothecary (Americana), 5 p.m., free. A House on Fire (rock), 9 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Wylie Shipman (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Warm Water (jazz), 9:30 p.m., $5.


CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Art Herttua (acoustic), 6 p.m., free. The Rear Defrosters (rockabilly), 9 p.m., free. ESPRESSO BUENO: Bueno Comedy Showcase (standup), 8:30 p.m., free. GUSTO’S: Joe Sabourin (acoustic), 5 p.m., free. Native Tongue (rock covers), 9 p.m., $5. POSITIVE PIE (MONTPELIER): Madman3 (rock, electronic), 10 p.m., $5. SWEET MELISSA’S: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5:30 p.m., donation.


EL TORO: Erin Cassels-Brown (indie folk), 7 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Chris Lyon (solo acoustic), 6 p.m., free. Granite Junction (bluegrass), 9 p.m., free. TRES AMIGOS & RUSTY NAIL STAGE: Reggae Night with DJ Big Dog, 9 p.m., $5. FRI.26

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keyboardist GYASI GARCIA (TAR IGUANA), drummer DAN RYAN (MADAILA) and guitarist JONAH ULLMAN — back front woman IVAMAE through recognizable soul and R&B covers. You’ll find them either on the Bean’s stage or over yonder at the Light Club Lamp Shop every Thursday from January 25 through February 22, excluding February 8.



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What a tease! Last week, shortly after Higher Ground Presents announced inspirations. DAVID BYRNE’s August 1 show as part of the Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on the Green series at the Shelburne Museum, the show was canceled. Tickets never even went on sale. Apparently, the “size and VALENTINE’S DAY scope” of Byrne’s show couldn’t MATTHEW BROUSSARD be accommodated, according to a 7PM & 9PM statement from HGP. At first, I assumed that meant there were supposed to be pyrotechnics, water features, a 3D Sign up today at component, a parade, a 12-course meal, (802) 859-0100 | WWW.VTCOMEDY.COM acrobats working without a net and/or 101 main street, BurlingtoN holograms. As it turns out, Byrne’s vision for his upcoming tour — his first since Untitled-2 1 1/22/18 8v-nest.indd 12:31 PM 1 11/18/15 2009 — is exactly the opposite. As BrooklynVegan reported in December, the TALKING HEADS front man intends for his stages be “completely clear,” meaning that all musicians would be playing mobile instruments with most of their gear hidden from sight. I guess “less is more” means “less is more complicated” in this case. HGP declined to comment further on the cancellation. 



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Also: Volume One? I smell a sequel. Indeed, Lewis confirmed via email that the project will continue into the coming year.


Listening In If I were a superhero, my superpower would be the ability to get songs stuck in other people’s heads. Here are five songs that have been stuck in my head this week. May they also get stuck in yours. Follow sevendaysvt on Spotify for weekly playlists with tunes by artists featured in the music section.



“Rollercoaster” PRINCESS NOSTALGIA, “Let It Spin” ZOLA JESUS, “Dust”


Another Vermont supergroup/tribute act gears up for a four-week residency at Radio Bean. DR. SAMMY LOVE — consisting of bassist DANIEL BISHOP (GRUNDLEFUNK),


Speaking of Julia Caesar, remember a couple of weeks ago when I mentioned how dope it would be if they put out a record this year? It turns out I got my wish! Word on the street — and on the band’s Facebook page — is that they’ve recorded a number of tracks at the Gnomehaus in Williston. Front woman KATY HELLMAN mentioned in a recent phone conversation that they’ll be debuting new material at the Snow Ball and that they’re currently planning their next moves for the record.

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The Snow Ball, the dance party at Radio Bean and Light Club Lamp Shop this Saturday, January 27, has one of the best taglines I’ve seen in a while: “Winter gowns, ice palace crowns, tundra clowns and sister sounds.” Guess it’s going to be a majestic, semiformal, lady-centric circus, especially when considering the lineup: electro-clash duo HELOISE & THE SAVOIR FAIRE, indie rockers JULIA CAESAR and CLEVER GIRLS, plus Providence, R.I.-based psychrockers NIGHT NURSES.


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RADIO BEAN: Kai Stanley and Friends (psychedelic country), 7 p.m., free. Katie Lyon (Americana)f, 8:30 p.m., free. Sea Level (electro-pop, experimental), 10:30 p.m., free.

middlebury area

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Twist of Fate (rock), 9:30 p.m., free.


New Wave Back in 2014, indie-

PICKLE BARREL NIGHTCLUB: Lost in Paris (rock covers), 8 p.m., free.

folk duo THE SEA THE SEA broke the internet

champlain islands/northwest

for their song “Waiting.” LA-based artist

with a mind-bending animated video

nearly 3,500 individual oil paintings for

outside vermont

masterfully melt and undulate beneath

MONOPOLE DOWNSTAIRS: Happy Hour Tunes & Trivia with Gary Peacock, 5 p.m., free. OLIVE RIDLEY’S: All Request Night with DJ Skippy (hits), 10 p.m., free.



ARTSRIOT: The Sea the Sea, SoundBrother, Francesca Blanchard (indie folk), 8 p.m., $10/12.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Comedy & Crêpes (standup), 8 p.m., free.

Zachary Johnson meticulously crafted

TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Arthur James (blues), 7 p.m., free.

MONOPOLE: Stinky Boots String Band (bluegrass), 10 p.m., free.

SIDEBAR: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. Family Night (open jam), 9 p.m., free.

chittenden county

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Kevin Statesir’s Industry Night (eclectic), 7 p.m., free.

the video’s kaleidoscopic visuals, which

MONKEY HOUSE: Erin CasselsBrown (indie folk), 6 p.m., free. Pia Zapata, Marcie Hernandez (Latin, rock), 8:30 p.m., $3/8. 18+.

the duet from the band’s debut, Love We Are We Love. The pair coats its more recent works, such as the piano-driven


“Let It Be Said,” with a glossy sheen of pop

MOOGS PLACE: Seth Yacovone (blues), 7 p.m., free.

production, suffusing rural Americana with modern embellishments. Catch the Sea the


Sea on Saturday, January 27, at ArtsRiot in Burlington. Locals




FOAM BREWERS: Local Dork (eclectic vinyl), 6 p.m., free.


THE GRYPHON: P’tit Trio (jazz), 8 p.m., free.


BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Tiffany Pfeiffer (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Retronome With DJ Fattie B (’80s dance party), 9 p.m., free/$5. FOAM BREWERS: Barbacoa (surf), 8 p.m., free. HALF LOUNGE: Sir Alec Jeffries, OD3, Helixx (house), 10 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.




JUNIPER: Matt the Gnat and the Gators (narrative-noir), 9 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: The Snow Ball featuring Heloise & the Savoir Faire (electro-pop), 9 p.m., $10. DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 11 p.m., $5. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Moxley Union (blues, rock), 10 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Michael Francis McCarthy (folk, country), 7 p.m., free. Steal Your Peach, Sead (The Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead tribute), 9 p.m., $5. RADIO BEAN: AM Radio (Americana), noon, free. The Snow Ball featuring Clever Girls, Julia Caesar, Night Nurses (indie rock), 9 p.m., $10. RED SQUARE: Left Eye Jump (blues), 3 p.m., free. Mashtodon (hip-hop), 11 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Raul (salsa, reggaeton), 6 p.m., free. DJ Reign One (EDM), 11 p.m., $5.


RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: DJ Dodg3r (EDM, hits), 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: J’Beau (indie, electro-pop), 7 p.m., free. SVPPLY (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Thunderbolt Research (folk-rock), 9 p.m., free. SMITTY’S PUB: Shane Murley Band (Americana), 8 p.m., free. SOCIAL CLUB & LOUNGE: The All Black Party featuring DJ C-Low (dance), 10 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Owen Benjamin (standup), 7 & 9:30 p.m., $15-27.

chittenden county

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: A Beatles Tribute: Spencer Albee & His Friends Are the Walrus, ., $20/23. JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Jesse Dunn and Jenni Charles (of Dead Winter Carpenters) (Americana), 7 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: Long Time, Nancy Druids, Happy Spangler (rock), 8 p.m., $5/10. 18+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: The Balladeer and the Bluesman (rock), 5 p.m., free. Rehab Roadhouse (rock), 9 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Buckshot (rock, blues), 7 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Irish Session, 2 p.m., donation. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Mister Burns, C. Shreve, Boomslang, Jarv (hip-hop), 9 p.m., free. GUSTO’S: DJ JAWZ (EDM), 9:30 p.m., $3.

WHAMMY BAR: Jenn and John (acoustic), 7 p.m., free.


EL TORO: Allen Church Restoration Project (Celtic, bluegrass), 7 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Tim Brick (country), 9 p.m., free. THE ROOST: Cooie Sings (Americana), 4 p.m., free. TRES AMIGOS & RUSTY NAIL STAGE: The Tenderbillies, the Green Mountain Boys (bluegrass), 9 p.m., $5/8.

mad river valley/ waterbury

CORK WINE BAR & MARKET (WATERBURY): Chris Killian and the Vermont Bridage (Lite) (acoustic), 6 p.m., free. ZENBARN: Family Friendly Funny Fundraiser: Kamikaze Improv Benefit for GBF Mentoring (improv), 5:30 p.m., $10-25.

middlebury area

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: DJ Earl (open format), 9:30 p.m., free.

rutland/killington PICKLE BARREL NIGHTCLUB: Lost in Paris (rock covers), 8 p.m., free.

RICK & KAT’S HOWLIN’ MOUSE: Between Now and Forever, Subtleties, Soul Shove, Every Enemy Alive (metal, hardcore), 7 p.m., $5.

champlain islands/northwest NORTH HERO HOUSE INN & RESTAURANT: Ed Schenk (piano), 5:30 p.m., free.

TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: O’hAnleigh (Celtic, bluegrass), 7 p.m., free.

northeast kingdom PARKER PIE CO.: Beg, Steal or Borrow (bluegrass), 8 p.m., free.

brattleboro/okemo valley GRIZZLY’S AT THE BASE LODGE AT STRATTON MOUNTAIN RESORT: Rusty DeWees (comedy), 8 p.m., $20.

outside vermont

MONOPOLE: Ampevene (progressive rock), 10 p.m., free.

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FOAM BREWERS: EmaLou and Phineas Gage (acoustic), noon, free. HALF LOUNGE: Junglist Lounge (drum and bass), 10 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Game Night, 8 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: JC Sutton & Sons (bluegrass), 1 p.m., free. Old Sky and Friends (Americana), 6 p.m., free. Derek Russell Fimbel (indie folk), 8:15 p.m., free. Cup of Comedy: A Standup Showcase, 9 p.m., free. Pia Zapata, Ivamae (Latin, rock), 11 p.m., free.

HALF LOUNGE: DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 10 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Tinder Nightmares (improv), 7 p.m., $5. Scene Jam (improv), 8:30 p.m., free.

chittenden county HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: BoomBox, Bad Smell (rock, house), 9 p.m., $17/20.

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Flint Eastwood, Nydge (pop), 8:30 p.m., $10/12.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Stephen Callahan Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free. 2017 People’s State of the Union: ‘Stories Need to Be Told’, 9 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Michael McCarthy (singersongwriter), 9:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Dead Set (Grateful Dead tribute), 9:30 p.m., $5. 18+.


RADIO BEAN: DJ Lee J (eclectic), 4 p.m., free. The Buck Hollers (country), 7 p.m., free. Henry Finch: Capacity (singer-songwriter), 8:30 p.m., free. Honky Tonk Tuesday with Ponyhustle, 10 p.m., $5.

SWEET MELISSA’S: Live Band Karaoke, 8 p.m., donation.

RED SQUARE: DJ A-RA$ (open format), 8 p.m., free.

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Southern Old Time Music Jam (traditional), 10 a.m., free.


MOOGS PLACE: Jingle Jam: A Benefit for the United Way of Lamoille County (eclectic), noon, $10.

MON.29 burlington

HALF LOUNGE: Four-D (house), 9 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Lamp Shop Lit Club (open reading), 8 p.m., free. Plastique Mammals (post-rock), 10:30 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Metal Monday #237 featuring Black Pyramid, Hellascop, Wolfhand, 7 p.m., $5/10. 18+.

SIDEBAR: Xenia Dunford (folk, jazz), 7 p.m., free. Ron Stoppable (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

chittenden county HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Emancipator Ensemble, Blockhead (electronic), 8:30 p.m., $20/23. MONKEY HOUSE: The Full Cleveland (yacht rock), 9 p.m., free. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Trivia with Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.


CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Karaoke with DJ Vociferous, 9:30 p.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. TUE.30

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REVIEW this Zeus Springsteen, Zeus Springsteen (SELF-RELEASED, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

Judging by their name, Zeus Springsteen are obviously a rock band — though not the kind you might expect. The Burlington-based power trio occupies a distinctive space between ’80s and ’90s college radio and prog rock. But the band’s recently released self-titled debut is no pastiche. Despite the name — and the oftenfunny songwriting — this is an earnest new group. Album opener “Your Funeral” kicks off with an angular guitar riff that lifts off into a tightly crafted rock

Peter Mayhew Band, Come to Your Senses (SELF-RELEASED, CD, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

power trio: They never once sound like only three people. That’s more than a matter of overdubs. Guitarist (and Seven Days contributor) Chris Farnsworth juggles his effects pedals like a pro, laying down the dynamic foundation. Bassist Josh Shedaker fills that out with a supple, melodic style. It takes a lot of work to make it sound this easy. Indeed, the album sounds exactly as it should: a big, open mix that pivots from roar to whisper. That ace production was an inside job, courtesy of David Evan’s marathon work recording, mixing and mastering. That DIY trifecta can be a recipe for disaster, but Evans has the skills and endurance for the job. It doesn’t hurt that the trio has serious chops. Farnsworth can pull off face-melting guitar solos, sure. But, just as importantly, ZS collectively have the technical skills to play whatever they want and make it sound natural and

unique. Familiarity likely helps, too — Farnsworth and Shedaker are also members of veteran BTV rockers Dino Bravo. ZS’ eponymous debut is a hot mess in the best possible sense. At a scant seven tracks — plus three radio edits — it still manages to feel like a long, wild ride. Theatrics and goofy humor aside, the album also serves notice that the band is a serious, professional presence in the local rock scene. Still, the greatest accomplishment of Zeus Springsteen (the album) is that it makes you want to see Zeus Springsteen (the band) live, as soon as possible. Considering the many weird and wistful moments here, it’s obvious these guys have a blast, and that’s contagious. That’s rock and roll. Zeus Springsteen is available at

making a record and smartly sought the engineering expertise of Future Fields’ Eric Maier. The band’s simple rock setup of drums, bass, and rhythm and lead guitars is locked in and spread across the mix, especially Mayhew’s reverb-soaked, raspy vocals. Speaking of vocals, the dude sounds remarkably similar to another famous Peter with a striking voice. No, not Peter Mayhew the actor, whose iconic growl we all know and love from his portrayal of Wookie star pilot Chewbacca in the Star Wars saga. The Mayhew in question could convincingly front a Peter Gabriel tribute band. The laid-back rock tunes on Come to Your Senses don’t bear much of a resemblance to the “Sledgehammer”

singer’s work, however. Rather than grandiose progressive-rock anthems, Mayhew offers a chill, mildly reggaeinfused sound. If you find yourself cringing at that description, keep an open mind, because the record is solidly enjoyable. It’s a little bit like the Police — but with way less punk rock, more rocksteady and an overall crunchy vibe. Mayhew writes largely in minor keys, which add edge and cast dark shadows on his often cliché lyrics. Whenever he does burst into a major key, as on the chorus of “A Voice,” it has more power and resonance than it would with no key change, or if the song lived fully in the sunshine. “Rise Up” begins with a series of slow-motion guitar chords over roiling cymbals before snapping into an evenkeeled groove. Tom Glasel’s slippery lead guitar warbles between Mayhew’s rallying cries: “Hold up / The skies are falling down / Climb out of the belly of the beast.” We all know the world is

a sick place, but the singer leaves the remedy open to interpretation. “Healin’ of the Nations” continues the record’s running theme of changing our lives through positivity and connectivity, and goes about as close to straight-up reggae as I can stand. At least Mayhew refrains from imitating a Jamaican patois. Hi-hats drive the loosey-goosey beat, with an occasional tom fill or cymbal crash added for punctuation. “Tis a Gift” similarly stands out from the album’s overcast malaise with its undeniably garage-rock roots. It reaches a gnarly climax with a four-on-the-floor stomp and prickly punk-rock chords. Decades in the making, Come to Your Senses is a well-produced and effective introduction to Mayhew’s music. If you can look past its cheesy themes, you’ll find a cohesive and entertaining debut. Come to Your Senses is available on Spotify.






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Peter Mayhew Band’s debut record, Come to Your Senses, won a noteworthy award in 2017. The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus named it Best Rock ’n’ Roll Album in its annual Tammie Awards, which single out the most outstanding local recordings of the year. The win was impressive considering the bandleader’s relatively unknown status in a state with rockers coming out of its ears. After years of performing in fringe settings, the 53-year-old central Vermonter finally got around to

single. Drummer/singer David Evan has a set of pipes that evokes Doug Martsch of Built to Spill. Evan deploys his broken but compelling instrument to great effect, never pushing his vocal delivery too far. The second track, “Signal Loss,” serves as the real introduction to ZS’ style. Carefully composed and full of movement, the song clocks in at almost five minutes and keeps you transfixed the whole time. Crafting that level of immersion is the band’s true calling. Songs such as “Joey Is a Robot” and “Everything Will Be Eventual” are worlds unto themselves, and Evan has a gift for hauntingly incomplete lyrics that stick with you. ZS pass the most important test for a




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orchestral anthem “Queen.” Beyond the declaration that she’s not afraid of a skirmish, she lets her listeners know that she’s calling the shots, not taking orders. The self-produced artist boasts a repertoire built on empowering subject matter and ecstatic choruses. With lyrical content as substantive as her hooks are sugary, she fills out her work with EDM flourishes and nods to trap and hip-hop. Flint Eastwood performs on Sunday, January 28, at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in South Burlington. NYDGE opens. TUE.30




MOOGS PLACE: Christine Malcolm (folk), 7 p.m., free.



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HATCH 31: Erin Cassels-Brown (indie folk), 6 p.m., free. Kelly Ravin and Lowell Thompson (country), 7 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Karaoke with DJ Chauncey, 9 p.m., free.

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THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.






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MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free.

SWEET MELISSA’S: D. Davis (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., donation.


RADIO BEAN: DJ Two Sev (eclectic vinyl), 4 p.m., free. Art Herttua and Ray Caroll (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. Reid SP (Americana), 8:30 p.m., free. Justin Panigutti Band (rock), 10:30 p.m., free.

MOOGS PLACE: Abby Sherman (Americana), 8:30 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE: DJ KermiTT (eclectic), 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: Gypsy Reel (traditional Irish, folk), 7:30-10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Hotel Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.

THE DAILY PLANET: Paul Asbell and Clyde Stats (jazz), 8 p.m., free.

chittenden county

JUNIPER: Salsa with Son De Los Montes (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Mike Martin (jazz), 7 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m.,

WHAMMY BAR: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Guitar Hero Competition, 6 p.m., free. The Wormdogs, the Green Mountain Boys (rock), 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Standup Open Mic and Improv Jam, 7 p.m., free. Songs in the Key of Slink (improv), 8:30 p.m., $5.

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

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CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: All Request Video, 9 p.m., free.

ARTSRIOT: Cinema Casualties presents ‘The Thing’ with Live Score from Zentauri (improvisation), 9 p.m., free.

HALF LOUNGE: BTV Unplugged (acoustic), 9 p.m., free.

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free. Liam Alone (singersongwriter), 9:30 p.m., free.

STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: DJ Luis Calderin (Latin, open format), 5 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Jason Dick (reggae, soul), 6 p.m., free.

IDLETYME BREWING COMPANY: The Idletyme Band (blues, rock), 8 p.m., free.

mad river valley/ waterbury

ZENBARN: Zach Nugent’s Acoustic Dead Duos (Grateful Dead tribute), 7 p.m., free.

middlebury area CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., free.

northeast kingdom PARKER PIE CO.: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.

outside vermont MONOPOLE: Open Mic with Lucid, 10 p.m., free.

OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Completely Stranded (improv), 7:30 p.m., free. 

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floor. Clearly, these folks had competent kindergarten teachers. The group sat in rapt silence as Raine strummed out simple, contemplative licks on his electric guitar. His looped tones became a Jenga tower of atmospheric bliss. As he played, those whose eyes weren’t transfixed on the performer bowed their heads in meditation, while others massaged and cuddled one another. The room conspicuously lacked handheld, glowing screens. There was nary a phone in sight — a remarkable feat for modern, easily distracted audiences. During the first set break, attendees returned to their feet to stretch, pop outside for some air and dig into the meal, which Stoltzfus presented just after Raine’s set. Hardly an all-youcan-eat smorgasbord, there was just enough for hungry folks to have a little bit of everything, leaving nothing but empty pans and bowls within minutes. Rather than an exercise in excess, which would undoubtedly have led to the dreaded “food coma,” the meal seemed to both sate and energize the crowd. Devoid took the stage next. Crouched on the floor with a laptop and synthesizer — the artist’s typical starting position — she jockeyed between sobering emotional fervor and unhinged giddiness. At one point she joked, “Don’t make fun of me if my voice cracks — I’m a growing boy!” Kitz concluded the evening, though he did so without his typical amps, tape loops or vocal samples. Armed only with an acoustic guitar, he reminded me of something I’d almost forgotten: Beneath the layers of effects and reverb, behind the swirling masses of sound he usually synthesizes, Kitz is a folk singer. He debuted a bunch of new material, including at least one song so fresh it didn’t have a title. As I drove home afterward, I found myself lingering on the evening’s quietest moments. I was grateful for the audience’s respectful stillness, especially during Kitz’ unamplified, sometimes barely audible words. It’s rare to hear a performer’s every sound and syllable with such clarity, even in public spaces deemed “intimate.” I was glad to have those frequencies back in my life. 


Barn Gardens and through Stoltzfus’ job with Healthy Living Market & Café. Amid the first haul were more nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, etc.) than the roommates knew what to do with, hence the series’ name. “[We had] a surplus of food and a space we wanted to use beyond a living space,” Stoltzfus explained while peeling squash. “And we were just so in love with the Burlington music scene. All the resources seemed to be at our fingertips, so we thought, Why not?” The Facebook event page, the NK’s sole source of promotion, explains, “The chef’s spoon is stirred with the same care and calculation with which the fingers strum a chord.” That’s not to say that Stoltzfus intentionally pairs food with the artists he books, however. “We’re not grasping for straws,” he said, now dicing the squash. “The music and the food stand on their own.” Soon, guests began arriving in rapid succession. The pungent smell of spices grew headier as the revelers’ collective bodies began to warm the space. What seemed like an ample room just 60 minutes earlier now felt increasingly tight, though not claustrophobic. I recognized many of the 50 or so people, most of them in their twenties. They included local experimental musicians, sound engineers, drummers, club personnel, talent bookers and singer-songwriters from practically every genre. There were just as many unfamiliar faces, though all greeted me with a smile whenever I made eye contact. The atmosphere was the definition of convivial. In certain focused listening environments, libations and other intoxicants are sometimes verboten. While the NK is by no means a rager, it’s definitely not prohibitive. People drank from tallboys, mason jars and even directly from wine bottles. A bong sat on the countertop throughout the evening but was only utilized minutes before the evening concluded. “It’s not a party,” explained Stoltzfus. “It’s a listening party. It’s all about appreciation. I think that can happen in whatever way people are enjoying themselves — as long as it’s respectful.” Standing-room-only turned to sitting-room-only as Raine took a seat in the staging area — signified by a large board spray-painted with a silver “NK” insignia. I was surprised by how quickly and evenly everyone planted themselves into uniform, curved rows on the

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ome gallerygoers are exasperated, even incensed, by “childlike” contemporary art. This viewer is not one of them. Art has always seemed like a loophole, a serious game of making and asserting value within a larger economic picture that tends to disregard creative expression. And who is better at serious games than children? “Dusty Boynton: From Within,” one of three new exhibitions that opened last weekend at Burlington’s BCA Center, throws open a playground for such inquiry. On view on the gallery’s first floor, the 15 works spanning 2011 to 2017 are primarily large-scale paintings in oil and mixed media, alongside four smaller hand-painted monoprints. Boynton’s style, as several critics have noted, blends drawing and painting with seeming disregard for the distinction, using hard lines to delineate forms that float — and frequently overlap — on the picture plane. In subject matter, Boynton — based in Vermont and represented by Denise Bibro Fine Art in New York City — alternates between lone figures and canvases populated with coteries of motley bodies and odd creatures. In “Bees Knees,” for example, a child stands surrounded by a menagerie, including a speckled green snake with fangs bared, a black cat and some sort of bird. Other animals are less identifiable, rendering them both funny and haunting — inhabitants of the unknown, the Upside Down, the subconscious. Closer inspection of the child’s face reveals faint pencil marks, the outlines of approximations of smaller mammals. Such chaotic groupings are the subject of many other works, appearing in roughest formation in the monoprints “61” and “64.” These scenes appear unfinished, like pages pulled from the artist’s notebook. Boynton’s ability to capture facial expressions with minimal line work is impressive. In “Odd Lot,” an over-thetop-kooky and awkward family portrait, her figures seem to express terror and dismay, menace, urgency and coquettishness.

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“Odd Lot” has a much less goofy counterpart in Boynton’s intense mixedmedia work “Not So Ordinary.” Mostly rendered in cream, browns and black, a “family” grouping of three stands in the foreground against less defined, floating, specter-like forms. The largest of the primary figures has both breasts and a penis, reminiscent of self-taught artist Henry Darger’s transgressions of conventional gender. That same figure is ejecting something red from its mouth

that resembles both blood and a rudimentary speech bubble. One small figure in “Odd Lot” has yellow pigtails and faces out of the frame in an avoidant act of defiance. That detail evokes another group of Boynton’s works in which she focuses on a sole childlike figure and which tend to be darker in palette and mood. Both “Pink But Blue” and “Stand Tall,” each six-and-a-half feet high by five feet wide, depict approximations

of feminized little girls. Each emerges from a gray background via strategic color markings: mustard-yellow pigtails, pink cheeks and blue around the eyes in “Pink But Blue”; rose-smeared lips and a dress with red flowers in “Stand Tall.” This suggestion of emergence from the dark, or the deep, is brought home in “Lady in Red.” Here, an anthropomorphized doglike figure (the lady?) is illuminated in white against a smudgy brown and gray background. She stands beside the scribbled form of what may be a shadow self, a former self or an evil counterpart. Boynton presents us with works that deliberately borrow from the amateur’s visual language — hard outlines, distorted scale, zero depth of field, stray pencil marks, gestural color splashes and splotches. The viewer’s — and the critic’s — likely tendency is to search for and identify more adult themes. In his catalog essay for the exhibit “Dusty Boynton: Out of Line,” titled “Dusty Boynton Dreams Herself,” Donald Kuspit goes straight for it, noting “womanly red lips” in the images and even suggesting the presence of vagina dentata. He writes, “Sometimes [Dusty appears in her paintings as] an awestruck innocent girl — but always eroticized … and sometimes she’s a mischievous devil.” Boynton’s work clearly packs darkness, made more poignant by her outwardly carefree style. Between the (false) poles of “serious adult” darkness and “childlike innocence,” her driving motivations can be elusive. To find freedom on the canvas? To exorcise painful memories? To prove that children are far from carefree, or that our child and adult selves coexist long after we’ve grown? Boynton can strand a viewer without wind or compass in her world. Regardless, her work offers us an exciting challenge: to let go of the need to justify it as “adult” and start, instead, reevaluating the artistic depth of the childlike.  Contact:

INFO “Dusty Boynton: From Within,” on view through April 7 at BCA Center in Burlington.


CALL TO ARTISTS ART AT THE DAILY PLANET: The restaurant in downtown Burlington seeks fine and/or scenic artists to showcase work. Shows last two months; all proceeds go to artist. For immediate consideration, email gm@dailyplanetvt. com. Deadline: January 31. The Daily Planet, Burlington. Info, 862-9647. ‘THE ART SHOW’: Artists are invited to contribute one piece of artwork to this community-sourced exhibition, which features a “People’s Choice” mini-grant to be awarded at the opening reception. To submit, drop off artwork between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at RL Photo in Burlington on Friday, February 2. Reception: Friday, February 2, 6-9 p.m. RL Photo, Burlington. $10. Info, ‘BARN ART’: Seeking submissions of artworks related to barns for an upcoming juried exhibition. For guidelines and to submit, visit cmacvt. org. Deadline: February 23. Compass Music and Arts Center, Brandon. Info, ‘TELL ME’: There are currently 6,909 living languages. What do the connected sounds and symbols of words suggest for the visual arts? Studio Place Arts is seeking diverse languages and letterforms (real or invented), new communication technologies, censorship, graffiti, collage and urgent messages to create a Tower of Babel in the center of the gallery. Proposals for this structure in whole or part are welcome. Deadline: April 6. For info and submission guidelines, see Studio

Place Arts, Barre. Free for members; $10 for nonmembers. Info, 479-7069. ‘CAPTURING THE LIGHT’: The Middlebury gallery seeks submissions of photographs that address the theme of “luminosity” for an upcoming exhibition to be juried by Laura Moya. For details and to apply, visit Deadline: February 12. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury. One to five photographs for $35; $6 for each additional. Info, 388-4500. ‘COMMON GROUNDS’: In recognition of 100 years of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and its conservation consequences, the museum seeks bird-oriented artworks for an exhibit to open in May. Art of and about birds, exploring commonality, conservation, migration, habitat, protection and/or coordination among peoples, species, places and/or time will be considered. To submit, email up to three JPEG images to museum@ Deadline: March 27. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington. Info, 434-2167. ‘FRESH PERSPECTIVE’: The gallery is currently accepting submissions for the second annual show of works by emerging artists under 35. To submit, send images with title, price, medium, handling instructions, etc., to Deadline: February 15. Frog Hollow Vermont Craft Gallery, Burlington. Info, ‘PLEASED TO MEET YOU!’: This show will bring to life fantastical, imaginative creatures and beings of the nonhuman variety, whether based




60+ ART GROUP: A free meet-up for folks 60 or older who’d like to be creative and make art in a social environment. River Arts, Morrisville, Thursday, January 25, 10 a.m.-noon. Info, 888-1261.

‘MY SKY’: An exhibition inviting children and adults to explore the sun, moon and stars together in an immersive, family-friendly environment. January 27-May 6. Info, 864-1848. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington.

VALENTINES POP-UP SALE: Local handmade gifts by resident artists. January 24-February 14. Info, E 1 Studio Collective in Burlington.


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MEET THE ARTIST NIGHT: GROUNDHOG DAY GALA: Seventh annual celebration featuring the work of more than 75 Vermont artists, many of whom will be in attendance. Grand Isle Art Works, Saturday, January 27, 5:30 p.m. $20. Info, 734-7448. POP-UP: ‘THE DESIGN-BUILD STUDIO: CRAFTING MEANINGFUL WORK IN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION’: Original drawings by Norwich assistant professor of architecture Tolya Stonorov, who edited the new book The Design-Build Studio. Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, Northfield, Wednesday, January 31, 4 p.m. Info, 485-2886.

SUMMER RESIDENCY: Seeking artist applicants 16Tpinnrest012418.indd 1 for a variety of residencies for the summer and fall season. For more information and to apply, visit Deadline: February 1. The Sable Project, Stockbridge. Info, info@

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VERMONT STUDIO CENTER RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIPS: Artists and writers are encouraged to apply for Vermont Student Center residencies prior to February 15 in order to automatically qualify for program fellowships. For details on residencies and specific available fellowships, visit Deadline: February 15. $25. Info, 635-2727.

WORKSHOP: MATTING WITH MARY BRENNER: Learn how to mat and frame your own artworks in this hands-on tutorial. Call to register by January 20. MAC Center for the Arts, Newport, Saturday, January 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $10. Info, 334-1966.

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f AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS EXHIBIT: Winning bird photographs selected from more than 5,500 entries. Reception: Friday, February 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Through February 6. Info, 540-3018. The Gallery at Main Street Landing in Burlington. ‘CONSTRUCTED GESTURES’: Collages, montages and digitally manipulated photography by Wendy James, Greg Merhar, Sandy Milens, Bruce Pendleton, Paul Reynolds and Derrick Senior. Through March 31. Info, 652-4500. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery in Burlington. DUSTY BOYNTON: “From Within,” works that merge memory and personal experience for a childlike appearance that is nonetheless sophisticated in gesture and expression. EDWIN OWRE: “New Constructions,” an exhibition of works that reference the formative American art movements of the 1960s and ’70s while embracing contemporary expressions of mark-making. ELISE WHITTEMORE: “One by One,” works that explore the physicality of printmaking, as well as formal constructs inherent to the natural world. Through April 7. Info, 865-7166. BCA Center in Burlington. HONORÉ DAUMIER’S ‘BLUESTOCKINGS’: ‘Les Bas Bleus,’ a series of 40 lithographs by the French caricaturist, satirizing groups of upper-class women who sought intellectual stimulation in defiance of their narrowly proscribed roles in society. Through May 20. Info, 656-0750. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont in Burlington. JEFFREY ROBBINS: Works in watercolor by the Burlington artist and the 25th South End Art Hop jury winner. Through February 28. Info, 658-6016. Speeder & Earl’s Coffee in Burlington.

SOCIAL SUNDAYS: A weekly community event featuring music, refreshments and art workshops. Milton Art Center & Gallery, Sundays, noon-3 p.m. Info, 355-6583. BURLINGTON SHOWS

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f JENNIFER PALKOWSKI JACQUES: “Before the Storm,” abstract landscapes. Reception: Sunday, February 11, 2-4 p.m. January 24-March 7. Info, 889-9404. Tunbridge Public Library in Tunbridge Village.

‘LOST AND FOUND’: An “art treasure hunt” instigated by Vermont artist DJ Barry, in which he places stenciled woodcuts in various locations, free to those who find them in exchange for paying it forward. Find the artist on Facebook for clues. Various Vermont locations, Montpelier, Wednesday, January 24 and 31. Info,



f ‘PEOPLE: PORTRAITS. POSES, GESTURES AND DREAMS’: Art from the collections of artists Marjorie Kramer and Sam Thurston. Reception: Friday, January 26, 5-7 p.m. January 26-March 23. Info, 323-7759. The 99 Gallery and Center in Newport.

CLASS: ‘UNUSUAL LANDSCAPES FROM AROUND THE WORLD’: Instructor Jan Danziger leads this educational visual art series. Call to register. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, Friday, January 26, 3-5 p.m. Info, 223-6954.

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‘SCORCHED’: This group show involves work in which the effects of heat and fire can be easily seen and experienced, including encaustic media, singed paper and other ephemeral materials, charred wood, pit-fired vessels, and hammered metal and blown-glass objects. Deadline: May 18. For more info and submission guidelines, see Studio Place Arts, Barre. Members free, nonmembers $10. Info, 479-7069.


f ‘GOLDEN’: A group exhibit with work in multiple mediums exploring aspects of aging. f ‘SHOCKWAVE’: Art and poetry by contributors to Shockwave Magazine, an arts collective organized through Washington County Mental Health Services. f ROSALIND DANIELS: “Shape Shifting,” photographs of abstracted shapes and light. Reception: Saturday, February 3, 3-5 p.m. January 30-March 17. Info, 479-7069. Studio Place Arts in Barre.

ARTIST TALK: KADER ATTIA: The Berlin- and Algiers-based artist speaks about his work in conjunction with “Reason’s Oxymorons.” Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover N.H., Tuesday, January 30, 4:45-6 p.m. Info, 603-646-2426.



‘SELF-CONFESSED! THE INAPPROPRIATELY INTIMATE COMICS OF ALISON BECHDEL’: Works by the renowned Bolton cartoonist and graphic memoirist that span her decades-long career. January 30-May 20. Info, 656-0750. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont in Burlington.

ARTIST TALK: ED OWRE: The artist and UVM art professor emeritus discusses his current exhibition of abstract “constructions” that explore the possibilities of drawing and gesture. Williams Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, Tuesday, January 30, 6-7:30 p.m. Info, 865-7166.

on folklore, ancient myths, wild imagination or a memorable dream. Any medium welcome. Deadline: February 2. For more info and submission guidelines, see calls-to-artists. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Free for members; $10 for nonmembers. Info, 479-7069.

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JOHN GONTER: Landscapes of spring, summer and fall by the Burlington painter. Through February 3. Info, Half Lounge in Burlington.

f JOHN R. KILLACKY: “Embodied Voice: Video Narratives,” works by the artist, performer and Flynn Center executive director including AIDSrelated videos from the 1990s, disability-themed pieces from the 2000s, and recent collaborations with Vermont artists Todd R. Lockwood and Art Bell. Reception: Friday, January 26, 5 p.m. Through February 16. Info, 865-6432. Champlain College Art Gallery in Burlington. LAURA HALE: “A Bug’s Eye View: Macro Photography of the Natural World,” images of insects, amphibians and flowers that show the hidden life of tiny things in Vermont. Through January 31. Info, 238-7994. Nunyuns Bakery & Café in Burlington. LYNN CUMMINGS: “Shapes, Signs & Symbols: Legacy of the Ancients,” works inspired by the artist’s observations of evidence of the ancients, particularly in the southwestern U.S., as well as several cultures in the South Pacific, Peru and Colombia. Reception: Friday, February 2, 5-7 p.m. Through March 31. Info, 859-9222. SEABA Center in Burlington.

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2011. Through March 30. Info, 828-0749. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier.

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort.

ZOE BISHOP & ADAM FORGUITES: Paintings inspired by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and repetitive, spontaneous production, respectively. Through February 28. Info, 363-4746. Flynndog in Burlington.

‘EXPLORERS OF NORWICH’: An exhibition exploring the lives of Norwich University alumni who shaped and changed the U.S. during the mid-19th and early 20th centuries. Through June 30. Info, 485-2183. Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University in Northfield.

‘CURIOUS & COOL’: Unusual and seldom-seen artifacts of ski culture from the museum’s archives. Through October 31. Info, 253-9911. Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum in Stowe.

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‘FAMILY TRAITS: ART, HUMOR & EVERYDAY LIFE’: An exhibition originating from the Vermont Folklife Center that tells the story of Stanley Lyndes, a Calais-born teacher, craftsman, storyteller, artist, hunter and grandfather. Through January 26. Info, 479-8519. Vermont History Museum in Montpelier.

‘PAINTING FOR A CURE’: A collection of recent works by local artist/architect Ted Montgomery. Proceeds support the University of Vermont Cancer Center research team headed by Dr. David Krag. Through March 30. Info, 985-8222. Shelburne Vineyard. PHILIP HERBISON: Assemblages of wood created intuitively by the Stowe artist. Through January 28. Info, 985-9511. Rustic Roots in Shelburne.

f JAQUITH INVITATIONAL GROUP ART SHOW: Works by Terry Allen, Lorilla Banbury, Jennifer Barlow, Chuck Bohn, Juliana Fletcher, Diane Fitch, Tracey Hambleton, Viiu Nuiiler, Marge Pulaski, Helen Rabin, Frederick Rudi, Michael Schumacher and David Smith. Reception: Friday, January 26, 6-8 p.m. Through February 28. Info, 426-3581. Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield.

‘SWEET TOOTH: THE ART OF DESSERT’: An exploration of the American appetite for sweets and its impact on modern visual culture. Through February 18. Info, 985-3346. Shelburne Museum. ‘WATER’: Water-themed works by 13 Burlingtonarea photographers. Through February 27. Info, 434-5503. Healthy Living Market & Café in South Burlington.

LINDA MIRABILE: “Avian Inspired,” bird-inspired paintings by the Vermont artist. Through March 30. Info, 828-0749. Governor’s Gallery in Montpelier.

‘WILD THINGS’: Works by Susan Raber Bray, Wendy Copp, Cindy Cowles, John Hodgson, Max Hodgson, Juliet McVicker, Bethany Myrick and John Rivers. Through January 31. Info, 985-3819. All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne.

LINDA S. FINKELSTEIN: Eco-art creations made with eucalyptus, indigo and rust, as well as “transformations” combining photography, collage and drawing. Through February 7. Info, 479-0896. Espresso Bueno in Barre.


MARY LACY: “Pollination,” new works by the Vermont painter, inspired by pollinators and their counterparts, flowers. Through March 2. Info, Karma Bird House in Burlington.

‘THE ART OF GRANITE’: An exhibition exploring the use of Barre granite in sculpture, highlighting a continuity between classical techniques and the innovation and creativity of today’s artists. Through March 30. Info, 479-8500. Vermont History Center in Barre.

f ‘WISSLER’: A retrospective of work by Frog Hollow founder Richard Wissler and his mother, Prindle. Reception: Friday, February 2, 5-8 p.m.

CLAIRE VAN VLIET: “Sky and Earth,” pulp paintings using mineral pigments and handmade paper by the renowned Vermont artist between 1995 and

MARGARET SPARROW: “Still Time,” fine paintings by the northern Vermont artist. Through January 31. Info, 279-6403. Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. MERRY SCHMIDT: Watercolor paintings by the local artist. Through February 12. Info, 223-2518. Montpelier Senior Activity Center.



MARTIN BOCK: Photographs and paintings by the Vermont artist. Through March 31. SHARON RADTKE: Photographs and paintings of Vermont’s landscape and wildlife by the Milton artist. Through January 31. Info, 863-3403. Fletcher Free Library in Burlington.

Through February 28. Info, 863- 6458. Frog Hollow Vermont Craft Gallery in Burlington.

NITYA BRIGHENTI: “Street Scapes of Vermont,” paintings in watercolor by the Vermont artist. Through January 30. Info, 223-3338. NITYA BRIGHENTI: “Light and Shadow,” recent watercolor and oil paintings featuring notable streetscapes and historical portraits. Through March 2. Info, 808358-8185. Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. RYAN GEARY: “America Falling,” one year of collages processing post election anxiety syndrome. Through March 1. Info, 595-4866. The Hive in Middlesex. ‘SEVEN WAYS OF SEEING’: Works by members of the f7 photography group. SUSAN ABBOT AND AXEL STOHLBERG: New paintings by the Vermont artists. Through February 23. Info, 262-6035. T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier.

f SHOW 23: A showcase of the latest works by gallery members plus paintings by guest artist Jeanne Thurston. Reception: Friday, February 2, 4-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, January 26 and 27. Info, 552-0877. The Front in Montpelier.


BURTON SNOWBOARDS RETROSPECTIVE: Vintage to modern snowboards, original outerwear and images and stories from the Vermont company’s 41-year history. Through April 15. Info, 760-4634.

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f HAL MAYFORTH: “Avenues,” works by the award-winning cartoonist and painter. Reception: Thursday, January 25, 3-5 p.m. Through February 9. Info, 635-1469. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College. JAMES PETERSON: “Dreamcatcher,” an immersive installation by the artist-in-residence from Los Angeles. Through September 30. Info, 253-8358. Spruce Peak at Stowe. JIM WESTPHALEN: The Vermont photographer uses an adapted vintage camera to capture dynamic winter landscapes, blurring the line between photography and painting. Through January 31. Info, 253-8943. West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe. JOAN BRACE O’NEAL: “The White Slip Drawings,” an ongoing series of figurative works in graphite. Through February 25. Info, 888-1261. Gallery at River Arts in Morrisville. JUSTIN KENNEY: “The Parley of the Curve,” works made with shellac, paper, inks and graphite, representing the architecture of society in opposition with nature. Through February 25. Info, 888-1261. River Arts in Morrisville. ‘ORDINARY TIME’: Paintings by Maine artist Grace DeGennaro and kinetic sculpture by Boston artist Anne Lilly. PHILIP HERBISON: “The Infinite Shapes of Water,” large-scale digital photo prints. Through April 14. Info, 253-8358. Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. RORY JACKSON: “Coming in From the Cold,” a new collection of Vermont landscape paintings. Through February 20. Info, 760-6785. Edgewater Gallery in Stowe.

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JOSH AXELROD: “A Man and His Camera,” fine art photographs by the Roxbury artist. Through March 30. Info, 496-6682. Vermont Festival of the Arts Gallery in Waitsfield. KATHY STARK: “Mostly White,” a series of mixed-media paintings made through building and manipulating layers of paint and other materials. Through February 17. Info, 244-7801. Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop in Waterbury. MATT LARSON: “Abstracting Nature,” a collection of mixed-media works by the Waterbury Center artist, who finds inspiration from natural systems and ecological processes. Through March 2. Info, 244-6636. White Meeting House in Waterbury.

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‘10 YEARS: THE CAMERON PRINT PROJECT’: Works created by Cameron Visiting Artists, in collaboration with students of Hedya Klein’s silk-screen and intaglio classes, including Mark Dion, Derrick Adams, Tomas Vu, Kati Heck and Rona Yefman. Through April 29. Info, 443-5258. Middlebury College Museum of Art.

Breaking the internet, a broken political system, lives

destroyed, dreams smashed: Media attention and cultural focus often gravitate toward the damaged, but this French artist probes at concepts of repair. “Reason’s Oxymorons,” now on view at the Hood Downtown in Hanover, N.H., features an unexpectedly sanitary, corporatized environment to absorb Attia’s interviews with a variety of players. Eighteen monitors, each enshrined in an office cubicle, play interviews with philosophers, psychiatrists, cultural anthropologists, traditional healers, historians,

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musicologists, patients and immigrants speaking broadly on mending. An artist talk is Tuesday, January 30, 4:45-6 p.m. at Dartmouth College’s Loew Auditorium. Through March 18. Pictured: “Reason’s Oxymorons.”


‘AN INSTALLATION OF FOLK, ETHNIC, VINTAGE & CONTEMPORARY ART INSPIRED BY ANDRÉ BRETON’S STUDIO AT THE CENTRE POMPIDOU’: An installation featuring African and European objects, as well as works by gallery artists. Through January 31. Info, 349-0979. BigTown Gallery Vergennes.

CHARLES TROTSKY & BEN BARNES: A new series of enamel and mixed-media prints that blend printmaking and graffiti, accompanied by furniture by local designer Barnes. Through February 28. Info, 748-0158. Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury.

MARK BENTON: “Rural Industry: An Embellishment or Blemish on the Landscape?” a series of paintings exploring the rustic aesthetics of the energy and agricultural industries in the rural landscape. Through January 31. Info, 453-7011. WalkOver Gallery and Concert Room in Bristol.

CHIP TROIANO: Travel photography by the Vermont artist. Through February 4. Info, 533-9370. Brown Library, Sterling College in Craftsbury Common.

‘MORE LIGHT’: Small works by Molly Bosley, Anne Cady, Edward Holland, Julia Jensen, Pamela Smith and Sobelman Cortapega. Through January 28. Info, 877-2173. Northern Daughters in Vergennes.

f ‘UP HOME: HAND-COLORED PHOTOGRAPHS BY SUSANNE AND NEIL RAPPAPORT’: Images that document the late Minnie Griswold’s Pawlet home. Reception: Thursday, February 1, 5-7 p.m. Through March 31. Info, 388-4964. Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury.


‘WINTER IN VERMONT’: A festive holiday show featuring works by more than 40 artists and artisans, including painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry and more. Through January 29. Info, 247-4956. Brandon Artists Guild. ‘ART OF RUTLAND COUNTY’: Inaugural gallery show featuring works by 34 area artists, including Bonnie Baird, Joan Curtis, Kerry O. Furlani, Warren Kimble, Grace Mellow and Erika Lawlor Schmidt. Through March 30. Info, The 77 Gallery in Rutland. JESSICA ADAMS: “A piece of string or a sunset, each acts,” a solo exhibition of mixed-media works by the Brooklyn artist. Through March 3. Info, The Alley Gallery in Rutland. JOAN CURTIS: “Living With the Earth,” three collections of paintings by the Brandon artist. Through March 31. Info, Rutland City Hall. NICK NEDDO: “The Wildcrafted World of Nick Neddo: Merging Craft and Art,” nature scenes created from materials foraged and handcrafted by the sixth-generation Vermonter. Through February 13. Info, 287-8398. Feick Arts Center, Green Mountain College in Poultney.

HELEN SHULMAN: “Art of Place,” an exhibition of abstract oil and cold wax paintings. Through February 1. Info, Scavenger Gallery in White River Junction. HOLIDAY SHOW: Annual exhibition featuring small, gift-size matted prints. Through January 31. Info, 295-5901. Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction. m

‘THE LIGHT AROUND US’: An interactive, educational exhibition exploring the physics of light and how we see it. Through May 2. Free with museum admission. Info, 649-2200. Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich.

‘ARTS CONNECT AT CATAMOUNT ARTS’: An exhibition juried by Hood Museum of Art director John R. Stomberg, featuring outstanding work submitted by emerging and established artists from across the country. Through February 16. Info, 748-2600. Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. ‘BELLS & WHISTLES’: An exhibition exploring the myriad forms and associations connected to these ordinary objects. Through May 1. Info, 626-4409. The Museum of Everyday Life in Glover.

‘WILDLANDS’: Works by 10 artists that celebrate public lands, national parks and wilderness. Through March 30. Info, 885-3061. The Great Hall in Springfield. ‘WINTER GROUP 2018’: New works by Jackie Abrams, Eric Boyer, Josh Bernbaum, Tiffany Heerema, Anne Johnstone, Gene Parulis, Torin Porter, Erika Radich, Donald Saaf and other gallery artists. Through March 18. Info, 251-8290. Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts in Brattleboro.

randolph/royalton ‘A CLOSER LOOK’: Paintings and photographs by the three “People’s Choice” award winners of 2017 Area Artists Show: Valerie Auffray Daniel, Judy Laliberte and Jo Lavasseur. Through March 3. Info, 728-9878. Chandler Gallery in Randolph. NANCY TAPLIN: A select retrospective of paintings by the Vermont artist. Through March 31. Info, 767-9670. BigTown Gallery in Rochester.

f PETER SCHUMANN: Post apocalyptic woodcuts

by the Bread and Puppet Theater founder. Reception: Saturday, February 3, 3-5 p.m. Through March 2. Info, White River Gallery @ BALE in South Royalton.

ROSS SHEEHAN: “Cuprum Papyrus,” more than 25 artworks including copper sculptures and works on paper, all sharing common archaeological themes from skeletal blueprints to studies in identification. Through February 20. Info, 800-431-0025. Hartness Library in Randolph Center.

outside vermont KADER ATTIA: “Reason’s Oxymorons,” a researchdriven video installation consisting of a range of interviews with philosophers, psychiatrists, anthropologists, traditional healers, historians, musicologists, patients and immigrants. The conversations are organized around the ways in


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Berlin, Vt., artist says of the birds she paints. “Avian Inspired,” on view at the Governor’s Gallery, showcases more than 21 of Mirabile’s recently created renderings of her finefeathered friends, from a squawking crow to a flamingo too tall to fit the frame. Executed in acrylics on birch panel or watercolor paper, these observational portraits carry on the realist ornithological tradition of John James Audubon — only Mirabile doesn’t kill her subjects. Through March 30. Pictured: “Flamingo.”

which non-Western and Western cultures approach psychiatric conditions and emotional breakdowns. Through March 18. Info, 603-646-2426. Hood Downtown in Hanover, N.H. ‘LEONARD COHEN: A CRACK IN EVERYTHING’: A collection of brand-new works commissioned from and created by local and international artists who have been inspired by Leonard Cohen’s style and recurring themes, in honor of the late poet and musician. Through April 9. Info, 514-847-6226. Montréal Museum of Contemporary Art, CA. ‘MNEMOSYNE’: An exhibition pairing ancient and modern European works with contemporary art by Canadian artists. Through May 20. Info, 514-2852000. ‘ONCE UPON A TIME ... THE WESTERN ‘: A


multidisciplinary exhibition offers a new interpretation of the Western film genre by examining its links to the visual arts from the mid-19th century to today. Through February 4. Info, 514-285-2000. NADIA MYRE: “Scattered Remains,” the first survey exhibition of the indigenous Québec artist. Through May 27. Info, 514-285-1600. Montréal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, QC. ‘SWEET MUSIC NEVER HEARD UNTIL DIVERSITY PLAYS CATCH-UP: CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN THOUGHT’: Works by Sadikisha Saundra Collier, Dr. Myrah Brown Green, Al Johnson, Otto Neals and Eric Pryor. Through January 26. Info, 518-563-1604. Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, N.Y. m



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BEN BARNES: Paintings by the Northeast Kingdom artist. Through March 31. Info, 472-9933. 3rd Floor Gallery in Hardwick.

DENISE BEAUDET: “Roots to Resistance,” a public art installation of 12 eight-foot portraits of women activists from across the globe, intended to make a connection for the viewer to the pathways of social change. Through January 31. Info, galleryinthewood@ Gallery in the Woods in Brattleboro.


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BRIAN COHEN: Works on paper by the founding member of Two Rivers Printmaking Studio. Through February 23. Info, 869-2960. Main Street Arts in Saxtons River.


‘IT’S COLD OUTSIDE’: New paintings by members of the Odanaksis ArtGroup. Through February 14. Info, 436-2473. Hartland Public Library.

‘TOUCHSTONES, TOTEMS, TALISMANS: ANIMALS IN CONTEMPORARY ART’: An exhibition exploring the deep connections humans have with animals, both domestic and wild, with works by Walton Ford, Bharti Kher, Colleen Kiely, Stephen Petegorsky, Shelley Reed, Jane Rosen, Michal Rovner, Rick Shaefer and Andy Warhol. Through February 11. Info, 257-0124. ‘YOUR SPACE: FLIGHTS OF FANCY’: Images of iconic artworks inspired by birds, from Leonardo’s sketches of flying machines to Ai Wei Wei’s design for the Olympic stadium in Beijing, assembled by education curator Linda Whelihan. Through February 11. Info, 257-0124. ANILA QUAYYUM AGHA: “Shimmering Mirage,” a sculptural light installation inspired by Islamic architecture. Through March 10. Info, 257-0124. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.


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cott Cooper is maybe my favorite actor-filmmaker. In front of the camera, he played a Klan kid in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and the town troublemaker in the Bill Murray vehicle Get Low. Behind the camera, he’s written and directed an impressive body of work over eight years: Crazy Heart (2009), the film that finally got Jeff Bridges his Oscar; Out of the Furnace (2013); and Black Mass (2015). The release of that last one occasioned, to my knowledge, the last pairing of the words “great performance” and “Johnny Depp.” Christian Bale, so nuanced and credible as an ex-con struggling to defuse his younger brother in Out of the Furnace, reteams with Cooper for the neowestern Hostiles. The high-intensity Brit plays Captain Joseph Blocker, a veteran cavalry officer stationed at a New Mexico fort in 1892. These are the final days of what historians call the Indian Wars, a term I’ve always found ironic, suggesting as it does that genocide was their idea. Blocker is reaching the end of a long military career. He’s seen the hell of war at close range. The blood on his hands has blood on it. He’s lost close friends. He’s withdrawn,

haunted, teeming with hatred. What he’s not is nuanced or credible. Like virtually all the film’s characters, Blocker is stunningly underwritten, a cardboard cutout with a droopy handlebar. He’s a marvel of psychological depth and complexity, however, beside the Native Americans in the movie. Blocker’s mortal foe, the aging Cheyenne chief Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi), has spent the past seven years imprisoned in the fort with his extended family and is dying of cancer. The president has decided it would be a great PR move to let him return to his tribal Montana home to die with dignity. Blocker is ordered to lead an escort party — a final assignment with which he’s not pleased. You see where this is going. And I’m not talking about Montana. At the start of the trip, Blocker forces his enemy and the latter’s son (Adam Beach) to ride in chains. But an ambush by Comanches soon makes apparent the advantage of having all hands available for battle — something, strangely, it falls to the old man to point out. It’s the first of many nuggets of wisdom the chief will dispense while his son and daughter-in-law offer moving displays of


HOW THE WEST WAS WHITE Cooper’s disappointing latest is yet another Hollywood fable in which indigenous characters exist only to facilitate their subjugator’s salvation.

compassion for a traumatized widow (Rosamund Pike) the group rescues. The same band of Comanches, it turns out, has butchered her family and burned down her house. Well — are you sitting down? — in no time, it hits Blocker that the Cheyenne are people, too. And I do mean “no time.” After decades of waging war with the West’s indigenous people, he works side by side with his charges for, I’m guessing, 20 minutes before doing a total turnaround. Not the most subtle or convincing saga of redemption I’ve seen. So, what’s up with Cooper? Trial and error. He has based most of his past scripts on

successful, perceptive best-selling books. In this case, he made the inexplicable decision to rework an unfinished manuscript by the late screenwriter Donald E. Stewart. So what we have is a 135-minute movie about the barbaric birth of a nation from the guy who gave us The Hunt for Red October. The filmmaker decided to try something new. It turned out to be a big, fat, boring mistake. Hostiles is a revisionist western that could’ve used some serious revising. RI C K KI S O N AK





Phantom Thread ★★★★★


hantom Thread is about sovereign artistic control and perfectionism, which means that, on some level, it’s about the process of its own making. Does that make it irrelevant to our world right now? Perhaps, and it’s easy to understand why writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s lengthy film about love and dressmaking has been rarely in the awards conversation — unlike, say, his There Will Be Blood, which many interpreted as a commentary on the rapacious politics of oil. Set in white-gloved 1950s London, this is a much more surfacely sedate film — one that, like its hero, is obsessed with detail. “Phantom threads” are messages that celebrated dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) stitches into hidden corners of a garment: invisible directives that, to him, have totemic power. Like everything in his life, they must be just so. But this is still an Anderson movie, which means that, by the film’s end, the order of Reynolds’ existence will have been perturbed in ways he could never have imagined. Whether his life has been thus perverted or perfected depends on your point of view. It starts with a romance we may feel we’ve seen too many times before. Alma (Vicky Krieps) meets Reynolds when she takes his breakfast order. Decades younger, she’s eager to serve as his muse and model. On their first date, Alma obediently stands

BEHIND THE GOWN Day-Lewis plays a controlling dressmaker who meets his match in Anderson’s unusual romance.

immobile while Reynolds measures and fits her. But she also tells him, “If you want to have a staring contest with me, you will lose.” Indeed, the placid, spacey young woman soon reveals herself to be far less malleable than she seems. The film is a sort of leisurely romantic duel between Reynolds and Alma, with the dressmaker’s sister and live-in assistant (a formidable Lesley Manville) offering ambiguous support to both sides.

No one will be stunned to learn that DayLewis creates a compelling, multifaceted character, driven and domineering one moment and melancholy and childlike the next. The surprise may be how well Krieps matches him, combining playfulness with a stubbornness that makes Alma fully capable of staring down her lover. Ordinarily, one might fault the script for telling us nothing about Alma’s past, but Krieps makes her moment-

to-moment motivations so clear, there’s no hint of the stock femme fatale. Anderson has crafted a setting as immersive as one of Reynolds’ sumptuous evening dresses: warm, ruddy interior light; overripe floral prints; rooms still stuffed with Victorian bric-a-brac. A private fashion show is directed with the precision and panache of a musical number; a tracking shot through a raucous New Year’s Eve ball is a tour de force. Jonny Greenwood’s score evokes the salad days of midcentury melodrama, yet hints of dissonance and conflict lurk at the edges. In Anderson’s last feature, Inherent Vice (2014), Thomas Pynchon’s text overwhelmed the on-screen action; here he seems to have returned to a more productive balance of the spoken and the unspoken. What better subject for a formal perfectionist than another formal perfectionist? The film outlines an age-old conflict for creative people, and not just for them: How much chaos can I safely allow into my life? In Darren Aronofsky’s horror-tinged Mother!, which asked the same question, the answer was “none.” Phantom Thread arrives at a more upbeat but, in some ways, even creepier conclusion. It lulls us into wanting to live in its world, then dares to suggest that every successful relationship has a phantom thread of shared madness running through it. MARGO T HARRI S O N


NEW IN THEATERS HOSTILESHH1/2 In this revisionist western from director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), set in 1892, Christian Bale plays a U.S. army captain escorting the family of a Cheyenne chief through a hostile area. With Scott Shepherd, Rosamund Pike and Jesse Plemons. (134 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 1/24. Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount, Welden) MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE: Having escaped from a deadly maze, a teen (Dylan O’Brien) and his friends must find the cure for a dreaded disease in the third chapter of the dystopian action saga. With Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Patricia Clarkson. Wes Ball again directed. (142 min, PG-13. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace)

NOW PLAYING 12 STRONGHHH Warfare on horseback is the centerpiece of this action drama about the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11, based on Doug Stanton’s book Horse Soldiers. Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and William Fichtner star. Nicolai Fuglsig directed. (130 min, R)

THE GREATEST SHOWMANHH1/2 This original musical, “inspired by the imagination of” circus entrepreneur P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), appears to be less about the gritty facts of his life than about celebrating show biz. With Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Zac Efron. Michael Gracey makes his directorial debut. (105 min, PG)

LADY BIRDHHHH Actor Greta Gerwig wrote and directed this acclaimed coming-of-age tale about a Sacramento teen (Saoirse Ronan) navigating her senior year. With Laurie Metcalf and Lucas Hedges. (93 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 11/29)

THE POSTHHH1/2 Steven Spielberg’s drama chronicles the days in 1971 in which the Washington Post’s leadership struggled with the dilemma of whether to publish the explosive Pentagon Papers. With Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee and Meryl Streep as Katherine Graham. (115 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 1/10)

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PROUD MARYHH A professional hitwoman (Taraji P. Henson) finds herself questioning her career path in this action thriller from director Babak Najafi (London Has Fallen). With Neal McDonough and Danny Glover. (89 min, R) THE SHAPE OF WATERHHHH1/2 A mute janitor (Sally Hawkins) at a government lab falls for a mysterious marine creature in this arty riff on classic monster flicks from cowriter-director Guillermo del Toro. With Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer. (123 min, R) STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDIHHHH1/2 Rian Johnson (Looper) helmed Episode VIII in the space opera series, in which Rey (Daisy Ridley) teams up with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on her journey of apprenticeship in the Force. With John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver. (152 min, PG-13) THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURIHHHHH In this drama from writerdirector Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths), Frances McDormand plays a grieving mom who doesn’t take kindly to the local sheriff’s failure to arrest her daughter’s killer. With Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell and Caleb Landry Jones. (115 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 11/29)

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PADDINGTON 2HHHH1/2 The marmalade-loving bear embarks on a search for the thief of a coveted pop-up book in this sequel to the family adventure hit, again directed by Paul King. With Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant and Sally Hawkins. (103 min, PG)

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FOREVER MY GIRLHH In this romantic drama based on the novel by Vermonter Heidi McLaughlin, a bad-boy rock star (Alex Roe) returns home to reconnect with his high school sweetheart (Jessica Rothe). Bethany Ashton Wolf directed. (104 min, PG)

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JANEHHHHH This documentary from Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck) chronicles anthropologist Jane Goodall’s early fieldwork with apes. (90 min, NR. Savoy; reviewed by R.K. 11/15)

CALL ME BY YOUR NAMEHHHHH A restless teenager (Timothée Chalamet) falls for his dad’s research assistant (Armie Hammer) in this atmospheric summer romance set in 1983 Italy, from director Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love). With Michael Stuhlbarg. (132 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 1/17)

FERDINANDHHH Munro Leaf’s simply eloquent picture book about a bull who doesn’t choose to fight has become an animated film about a bull on a very busy adventure, from the makers of the Ice Age series. With the voices of Kate McKinnon, David Tennant and Bobby Cannavale. Carlos Saldanha (Rio) directed. (106 min, PG)

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I, TONYAHHHHH This no-holds-barred biopic tells the story of former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie), banned from her sport for her role in conspiring to injure a rival, as a dark comedy of errors. Allison Janney and Sebastian Stan also star. Craig Gillespie (The Finest Hours) directed. (120 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 1/17)

JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLEHHH Four teens are trapped in a video game where they’re represented by human movie clichés (Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart and Jack Black) in this belated sequel to the 1995 action comedy. Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher) directed. (119 min, PG-13)

DARKEST HOURHHHH Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill in this historical drama about his crucial decisions in the early days of World War II from director Joe Wright (Atonement). With Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas. (125 min, PG-13)

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INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEYHH1/2 Lin Shaye returns as the ghost-whispering psychologist who (sort of) ties together this supernatural horror series. With Kirk Acevedo and Javier Botet. Adam Robitel (The Taking of Deborah Logan) directed. (103 min, PG-13)

BLADE RUNNER 2049HHHH1/2 Ryan Gosling plays an LA cop tracking down a long-missing slayer of androids (Harrison Ford) in this sequel to the landmark 1982 sci-fi film. Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) directed. (163 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 10/11)

THE COMMUTERHHH Yes, Liam Neeson is punching things again, and this time he’s doing it on a commuter train that’s fallen prey to a criminal conspiracy. Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop) directed the action thriller, also starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson. (104 min, PG-13)

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The pawpaw is a tasty fruit that blends the flavors of mango, banana and melon. But you rarely find it in grocery stores. One reason is that the fruit ripens very quickly after being picked. Another is that the pollination process is complicated. In response to these issues, a plant scientist named Neal Peterson has been trying to breed the pawpaw to be more commercially viable. Because of his work, cultivated crops have finally begun showing up at some farmers markets. I’d like to see you undertake metaphorically similar labors in 2018, Aquarius. I think you’ll have good luck at developing rough potentials into more mature forms of expression. You’ll have skill at turning unruly raw materials into more useful resources. Now is a great time to begin.


(May 21-June 20): In my ideal world, dancing and singing wouldn’t be luxuries practiced primarily by professionals. They would be regular occurrences in our daily routines. We’d dance and sing whenever we needed a break from the numbing trance. We’d whirl and hum to pass the time. We would greet each other with an interpretative movement and a little tune. In schools, dance and song would be a standard part of the curriculum — as important as ath and history. That’s my utopian dream, Gemini. What’s yours? In accordance with the astrological omens, I urge you to identify the soul medicine you’d love to incorporate into your everyday regimen. Then go ahead and incorporate it! It’s time for you to get more aggressive about creating the world you want to live in.


(June 21-July 22): Psychology pioneer Carl Jung believed that most of our big problems can never be fully solved. And that’s actually a good thing. Working on them keeps us lively, in a state of constant transformation. It ensures we don’t stagnate. I generally agree with Jung’s high opinion of our problems. We should indeed be grateful for the way they impel us to grow. However, I think that’s irrelevant for you right now. Why? Because you have an unprecedented opportunity to solve and graduate from a major long-running problem. So no, don’t be grateful for it. Get rid of it. Say goodbye to it forever.


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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In December, mass protests broke out in Mashhad, Iran’s second-largest city. Why? The economy had been gradually worsening. Inflation was slowly but surely exacting a toll. Unemployment was increasing. But one of the immediate triggers for the uprising was a 40 percent hike in the price of eggs. It focused the Iranian people’s collective angst and galvanized a dramatic response. I’m predicting a comparable sequence in your personal future, Virgo. A specific irritant will emerge, motivating you to stop putting up with trends that have been subtly bothering you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the late 1980s, Budweiser used a bull terrier to promote its Bud Light beer in commercials. The dog, who became mega-famous, was presented as a rich macho party animal named Spuds MacKenzie. The ad campaign was successful, boosting sales 20 percent. But the truth was that the actor playing Spuds was a female dog whose owners called her Evie. To earn money, the poor creature, who was born under the sign of Libra, was forced to assume a false identity. To honor Evie’s memory, and in alignment with current astrological omens, I urge you human Libras to strip away any layers of false identity you’ve been pressured to acquire. Be your real self — to the max.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The giant panda is a bear native to China. In the wild, its diet is 99 percent bamboo. But bamboo is not an energy-rich food, which means the creature has to compensate by consuming 20 to 30 pounds of the stuff every day. Because it’s so busy gathering its sustenance, the panda doesn’t have time to do much socializing. I

mention this, Scorpio, because I want to offer up the panda as your anti-power animal for the coming weeks. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you should have a diversified approach to getting your needs met — not just with regard to food, but in every other way as well. Variety is not just the spice of life; it’s the essence.


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’re the star of the “movie” that endlessly unfolds in your imagination. There may be a number of other lead actors and actresses, but few if any have your luster and stature. You also have a supporting cast, as well as a full complement of extras. To generate all the adventure you need, your story needs a lot of dramatis personae. In the coming weeks, I suggest that you be alert for certain minor characters who are primed to start playing a bigger role in your narrative. Consider the possibility of inviting them to say and do more to advance the plot.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Thirty-five miles per hour is typically the highest speed attained by the U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. That’s not very fast. On the other hand, each ship’s engine generates 190 megawatts, enough to provide the energy needs of 140,000 houses, and can go more than 20 years without refueling. If you don’t mind, I’m going to compare you to one of those aircraft carriers during the next four weeks. You may not be moving fast, but you will have maximum stamina and power.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): An iceberg is a huge chunk of ice that has cracked away from a glacier and drifted off into the open sea. Only 9 percent of it is visible above the waterline. The underwater part, which is most of the iceberg, is basically invisible. You can’t know much about it just by looking at the top. This is an apt metaphor for life itself. Most everyone and everything we encounter is 91 percent mysterious or hidden or inaccessible to our conscious understanding. That’s the weird news, Pisces. The good news is that during the next three weeks you will have an unprecedented ability to get better acquainted with the other 91 percent of anything or anyone you choose to explore.


ARIES (March 21-April 19): Anders Haugen competed for the U.S. as a ski jumper in the 1924 Winter Olympics. Although he was an accomplished athlete who had previously set a world record for distance, he won no medals at the games. But wait! Fifty years later, a sports historian discovered that there had a been a scoring mistake back in 1924. In fact, Haugen had done well enough to win the bronze medal. The mistake was rectified, and he finally got his long-postponed award. I foresee a comparable development happening in your life, Aries. Recognition or appre-

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In 1899, Sobhuza II became King of Swaziland even though he was less than 5 months old. He kept his job for the next 82 years and, along the way, managed to play an important role when his nation gained independence from the colonial rule of the United Kingdom. These days you may feel a bit like Sobhuza did when he was still in diapers, Taurus: not sufficiently prepared or mature for the greater responsibilities that are coming your way. But just as he received competent help in his early years from his uncle and grandmother, I suspect you’ll receive the support you’ll need to ripen.

March 21, you will be invited, encouraged and pushed to deepen your understanding of intimate relationships. You will have the chance to learn much, much more about how to create the kind of togetherness that both comforts and inspires you. Will you take advantage of this eight-week opportunity? I hope so. You may imagine that you have more pressing matters to attend to. But the fact is that cultivating your relationship skills would transform you in ways that would best serve those other pressing matters.


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ASK ATHENA Dear Athena,

My ex is dating again, and I am jealous. She is someone I used to work with, like, three years ago, but it was while he and I were still together, and now I feel like maybe this whole thing with her started then. I stalk her on Instagram for clues, and we’ve bumped into them in public a few times (I’m dating someone now, too), and I feel like it’s so awkward. They try to be friendly, but I feel like something is up and weird. She is so not as outgoing with me as she was at work. How can I find out if they started this when we were together? And what should I do about it?


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Dear Mystery Situation,

Rarely do breakups signify a clean break. Even when you’re over someone, a song comes on the radio or a memento falls out of the pocket of your old jeans, and the unfinished relationship business comes rushing back. An ex moving on can certainly trigger a slew of emotions and insecurities. As you said yourself, you’re jealous. That’s going to make any encounter with them feel uncomfortable. Did he cheat on you? Well, there are holes in your story. Did you doubt his commitment to you when you were together? Do you have evidence that points to his philandering? What were the circumstances of your breakup? If he were hooking up with your coworker three years ago, wouldn’t they have gotten together back then? Without a full picture, it’s hard for me to support your suspicions. He might have been attracted to her back then, but he was with you, and that was that. Or, considering you live in a small city, it’s all just an innocent coincidence. Even the worst-case scenario — finding out that he did cheat — doesn’t change the fact that they’re together now. Whatever happened, you need to move on. It’s not healthy to “stalk” his girlfriend for clues — or to stalk anyone, for that matter. Focus on your current situation, not on digging up ancient dirt. Spend some time soul searching. Remind yourself of what went wrong with your ex to reinforce why it’s better that you’re apart. Consider what you like about your current partner and whether you’re happy in that relationship. Breaking up is hard to do, but it’s important to look forward, not back.

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