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Between each level, there are examples of real-life gerrymandered districts, such as Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, which was once known as the “rabbit on a skateboard” for its unique shape. The game can even look up a player’s congressional district and call the representative straight from the player’s web browser, according to Dibble. She acknowledges that the current political climate inspired this creation. “There’s a lot going on,” Dibble said with a laugh. “We can feel a little bit helpless sometimes, so it helps to try and use the tools you have at hand to feel like you’re making a difference.” Still confused by gerrymandering? Check it out for free at playgerrymander.com.
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Burlington-based tech company has created a game that aims to be fun and educational. GameTheory, which operates out of the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies’ downtown co-working space, recently released GerryMander, a game that breaks down the complex issue of gerrymandering. “It’s the type of thing that is hard to explain with verbal or written language, but with visualization and hands-on activity, becomes much simpler,” said Marguerite Dibble, GameTheory’s founder and CEO. Gerrymandering is the redrawing of politi-
cal voting maps to give one party or the other an advantage. The game features a grid with red and blue houses. Players must create “districts” that are advantageous to the minority color. The game becomes more difficult as the users advance and the grid size grows. “It’s all about drawing lines in smart ways to change what a group representation looks like for a specific area,” Dibble said. An ongoing gerrymandering case before the U.S. Supreme Court inspired the team to create the tutorial, which is guided by Gerry Mander, a slickly dressed salamander who helps the player along. It’s an obvious play on words, said Dibble. “We thought it would be more of a fun and natural way to get some of the information across,” she said.
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1. “The Friendly Toast to Open on Burlington’s St. Paul Street” by Sally Pollak. The Massachusetts-based regional chain is opening in the former Bluebird Tavern spot. 2. “In Range: The Week That Changed Vermont’s Gun Politics” by Paul Heintz and Taylor Dobbs. Gun control quickly gained political traction in Montpelier. 3. “Student Who Published ‘Men to Avoid’ List Disciplined by College” by Molly Walsh. Middlebury College sanctioned student Elizabeth Dunn but will not be suspend or expel her. 4. “Woman Shot After Man Opens Fire Into Crowd Outside Burlington Bar” by Katie Jickling and Sasha Goldstein. An innocent bystander took a bullet and was seriously injured outside of Nectar’s. 5. “UVM Protesters Meet With Deans, University President During Daylong Occupation” by Kymelya Sari. Protesters occupied the University of Vermont’s Waterman Building to confront the administration over racial justice on campus.
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That’s the number of states in which emerald ash borer infestations have been found — including Vermont. Botanists discovered the tree-killing insects in the town of Orange.
iro Weinberger won a third three-year term as Burlington’s mayor on Tuesday, besting two independent opponents who challenged him from the left as a big-money candidate sympathetic to powerful interests. Unofficial results Tuesday showed Weinberger with 48 percent of the vote, compared to 35 percent for Carina Driscoll and 16 percent for Infinite Culcleasure. The mayor said the election involved committed candidates discussing real issues. He told supporters at Nectar’s he’d learned from his opponents: “I’m heading into my next three years as mayor better equipped to serve the Burlington community because of the spirited debate over these past two months.” The mayor, who restored the city’s ailing bond rating, rebuilt public facilities including the bike path. Running on a smart-growth platform, he also backed private development projects such as the ongoing Burlington Town Center venture. Driscoll, who previously served on the Burlington School Board, the city council and in the Vermont legislature, is
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Your penchant for the witty pun headline backfired in the February 21 802Much titled “No Food for Thought.” It was a shameful, too-clever-by-half attempt that essentially denigrated a sincere act of selfsacrifice. Unless you provide the backstory that it was John Mejia’s joke, you owe him and your readers an apology for your insensitivity. Tricia Chatary MIDDLEBURY
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[Re “Cop on the Tweet: Chief’s Social Media Posts Draw Criticism,” July 5, 2017]: It seems that Chief Brandon del Pozo is at it again. On his personal Facebook page, he recently posted the mug shots, names and charges of two men who have been arrested by the Burlington Police Department [Off Message: “Men Accused of Shooting 200 Cars in Burlington Over Two-Year Span,” February 15]. His post has been shared more than 200 times, including by City Councilor Joan Shannon (D-South District), and liked 377 times, including by at least four more city councilors: Jane Knodell (P-Central District), Adam Roof (I-Ward 8), Karen Paul (D-Ward 6) and Chip Mason (D-Ward 5). Comments on the post include insults and explicit threats toward both men. Intentionally or not, our police chief and city councilors are leading Burlington in the public shaming of two young men who will at some point need to rehabilitate themselves and reintegrate into our community. If public shaming is part of punishment, should every mug shot from every arrest be posted on Facebook? If not, who chooses which people are shamed on social media and which people are not? What if people are not convicted? In an Associated Press article from July 2017, “Should Police Be Allowed to Shame Suspects on Facebook?,” South Burlington Police Chief Trevor Whipple asks, “Do we want to use our Facebook page to shame people? Legally there’s no problem — all mug shots are public — but the question became, is this what we want to do?” South Burlington’s Police Department has stopped sharing mug shots on social media. It’s time Burlington’s leaders do the same and develop social media
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I urge the Vermont legislature to take leadership and enact long-term funding for cleaning up the state’s waterways [“Treading Water: Vermont’s Pols Are Going Nowhere Fast on Clean Lakes,” February 7]. Pass legislation now, based on the ample studies and facts already in hand. Enact the per-parcel fee plan already under consideration, and establish a Clean Water Authority, as proposed in the Senate. These are the most viable proposals on the table. Water — clean water — is crucial to all life; it is crucial to maple syrup and beer and fresh milk and fresh vegetables and tourism. Once water becomes polluted or contaminated, remediation often is not feasible, and the cost is enormous. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has pressed Vermont for years to address an undeniable decline in water quality, and countless legislative studies and FREEPS BLEEPS reports have focused on the matter. In the face of overwhelming information and need, Gov. Phil Scott refuses to address the funding issue. The administration’s stopgap reliance on capital bonding is not sustainable; it erodes the state’s bonding capacity.
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Johansen, one of our members, entitled Vermont Stones, Italian Bones. It’s the story of the Italian immigrants who came to Bethel at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century to work Bethel’s granite — the whitest granite in the world — into some of the most famous buildings in America. Probably the best known is Union Station in Washington, D.C. Another is the capitol in Madison, Wis. The late Johansen, a retired marine biologist who loved research, doesn’t just outline the Bethel granite industry, its success and problems; he also gives the reader a very good feeling of what STAGE DIRECTION THREE’S COMPANY it was like to be an Italian immigrant in the village of Bethel in the early 20th century. Readers come away with a feeling that they’ve been in the homes of these folks. We also wrote a book about George H. Guernsey, Vermont’s Elusive Architect. He designed the Bethel Town Hall, where our historical society has a small museum. Some years ago, when the town decided to renovate the building, we thought we might write up a small pamphlet about him. Turned out he had designed, and sometimes built, structures all over the state — from churches to business blocks.
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Chugging Along If trains are your thing, follow the tracks to the Northwestern Vermont Model Railroad Association’s 31st annual Model Railroad Show. Held at the Collins Perley Sports and Fitness Center in St. Albans, the state’s largest exhibition of its kind treats enthusiasts to multiple operating layouts and more than 100 displays and vendors. All aboard! SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 51
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DARING MOVES Don’t blink during the Peking Acrobats’ awe-inspiring spectacular, or you may miss a jaw-dropping feat of tumbling, contortion, juggling or trick cycling. Having performed everywhere from Italy to the Hollywood Bowl, the talented Chinese troupe astounds audience members with agility and grace at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 53
A Woman’s Work “She’s not afraid to speak truth to power,” says Hillary Clinton of activist Dolores Huerta in a trailer for the 2017 documentary Dolores. This award-winning film focuses on the life and work of the 20thcentury American labor leader who cofounded what would become United Farm Workers. Vermonters can observe Women’s History Month with screenings in St. Johnsbury and Montpelier. SEE CALENDAR LISTINGS ON PAGES 46 AND 55
Power of the Pen In 2014, filmmaker Bess O’Brien and author Gary Lee Miller created Writers for Recovery to provide writing workshops for people affected by the disease of addiction. Ten-week workshops in Morrisville and Barre culminate in Friday’s Writers for Recovery Reading, wherein participants share original works with a live audience. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 51
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DESTINED TO BECOME LAW. And that may not be all. “We’re going to be talking about limiting magazine size,” said House Speaker MITZI JOHNSON (D-South Hero). “How many bullets do you have to be able to shoot in a row before changing the cartridge?” Scott is at least open to the idea. His chief counsel, JAYE PERSHING JOHNSON, told the Senate Judiciary Committee last week that defining a reasonable limit on magazines is “a difficult area, but that shouldn’t be an impediment to doing it.” She said the same about a concept that seemed unthinkable just a few weeks ago: a ban on assault weapons. “We are willing to discuss, but we need a specific proposal,” she said. Those kinds of statements can be useful political cover for avoiding tough decisions, but in this case Scott seems sincerely open. “I’ve come a long way,” he added, and he’s still traveling down that road. How far he will go, and how far we all will go, remains to be seen. Scott also has to keep watch on his right flank. He recently issued a statement, posted on Facebook by the Chittenden County Republican Party, affirming his strong support for the Second Amendment and framing his newfound support for gun legislation amid a laundry list of other policy ideas. But he maintained the need to balance
gun rights and public safety, a stance that would have been hard to imagine in a pre-Fair Haven world. One other thing for elected officials to ponder. “The high school students who are being so vocal right now, they’re about to be voting this fall,” said Johnson. “And they have never known a time without regular school shootings. They were born after Columbine.” Remember when the Columbine, Colo., school shooting was an unbelievable shocker? That took place fewer than 20 years ago, but it seems like another universe entirely. In this new universe, the perpetual status quo on gun issues in Vermont is suddenly gone. The parameters of the new reality have yet to be established.
One of Vermont’s most frequently photographed landmarks will be hidden from public view for much of the year. During a $2 million renovation project from May until November, the Statehouse’s golden dome will be covered by scaffolding and a scrim — a protective fabric that will catch any debris that comes loose. And, yes, the work includes a fresh new coat of gold leaf. Actual solid gold. What? you may be thinking. Our tax dollars are paying for gold? “People have always said things like that,” observed DAVID SCHÜTZ, Vermont state curator and keeper of Statehouse lore. “And we would point out, well, how much do you think it costs to have people up there working? That’s the real cost.” He’s right. Of the $2 million tab, only about $200,000 is budgeted for gold leaf. Regilding the entire dome will require less than half a bar of gold — 12 pounds or so. The stuff is astonishingly thin. And durable. The dome was last regilded in 1976. The treatment was expected to last 20 years, and it’s held up more than twice as long. When applied properly, gold leaf is remarkably tenacious. “It’s good value,” said Buildings and General Services Commissioner CHRIS COLE. He did offer a historically correct alternative, with tongue firmly in cheek. Before 1906, he noted, the dome was covered in red tile. “So if we wanted to be historic, we could do red, maybe with black checks,” he said. “Kind of the Johnson Woolen Mills look.” Just kidding.
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Sometime in early May, contractors will build a scaffolding around the dome. “We’ll tie it down through the windows,” explained project manager TRICIA HARPER. “Then the entire scaffolding will be enclosed with a scrim.” The first job is to remove the current gold leaf and undercoats, revealing the copper dome beneath. According to Schütz, there are no real structural issues but, he added, “We have leaks in the copper. It’s the original copper from 1859, so I think we can say this is definitely one of the oldest roofs in Vermont. We’ll be working to make it weathertight once again.” After that, three undercoats will be applied, and then the precious gold leaf. There’s one other key element: replacement of the 14-foot-high statue that stands atop the dome, depicting a robed woman holding a sheaf of wheat. She is commonly called Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture. Schütz prefers the simple “Agriculture,” since the statue was meant to express a concept, not a particular deity. Whatever you call her, she’s in an advanced state of decay. The state will soon seek bids from wood sculptors who can fashion a replacement. Thinking about canceling a Statehouse visit because the dome won’t be visible? You might want to think again. The interior will be unaffected, and that scaffolding will be a sight to behold. Plus, Schütz and his colleagues are making plans to engage visitors. Those could include watching the sculptor at work, an interpretive display explaining the project and showcasing the exterior and rarely seen interior of the dome, and cameras mounted inside the scaffolding with a live feed to monitors in the lobby. So now the big question: What happens to the old gold leaf? It belongs to the state, and it is, after all, “a historic artifact,” as Cole observed. Some of it might be melted down for reuse; some is destined for a historical display. But some of it could help raise money for future restorations. The State of Georgia did just that. After a regilding, flecks of the old gold were embedded in Lucite blocks and offered for sale. Schutz says the idea “has already been discussed.” Seems like a natural.
It’s a long-odds proposition at best. But the odds got even longer when he was rejected by ActBlue, the online fundraising platform that enables small donations to Democratic candidates. And the organization’s rationale seems a little bit fishy. ActBlue boasts of having processed more than $2 billion in donations since its founding in 2004, including massive amounts of money for Sanders. The New York Times says ActBlue “has led the movement toward small online political donations.” Seems like a natural fit for a young, progressive upstart, right? Well, no. Peacock’s inquiry sparked an email exchange with ActBlue customer support specialist MAKAILA MCPHEE. She initially turned him down by explaining that “ActBlue has a strict policy of listing all Democrats in a race and not listing independent candidates that are running against Democrats.” Someone should tell McPhee that there are two declared Democrats in the race: JON SVITAVSKY and FOLASADE ADELUOLA. Sanders is an independent who rejects all party labels. By her reasoning, ActBlue should delist Sanders immediately. When Peacock sought clarification, he got a fresh answer. “In Democratic primaries, we will list all candidates; however, those rules do not apply for independent candidates,” McPhee responded. “In very rare circumstances we will … list independent candidates. Sen. Sanders is one of those unique cases.” McPhee implied that if Peacock ran as a Democrat, he might qualify. But no promises: “If you do … decide to run as a Democrat, please let us know, and we can continue the discussion!” she wrote. Certainly, ActBlue is free to make its own decisions. But it occupies a valuable piece of real estate in the landscape of liberal fundraising. Exclusion is a big deal for a candidate such as Peacock and more than a little ironic for an organization whose mission is fostering the grassroots. ActBlue makes its money by assessing a 3.95 percent fee on every donation. Sanders, with his legion of small donors, is a yuuuge moneymaker for ActBlue. In 2017, according to Federal Elections Commission filings, donations for Sanders netted ActBlue more than $100,000. Its rejection of Peacock smells like preferential treatment for a valued client. I’d love to hear ActBlue’s response, but the organization failed to answer requests for comment. m
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ack Sawyer could have passed for a typical teenager as he walked into Rutland Superior Court last Friday — if not for the chains around his ankles and wrists. His wavy brown hair needed a trim. A hint of nascent, unkempt sideburns sprouted on either side of his thin face. His gait was awkward, as if he hadn’t yet grown into his lanky body. While the 18-year-old Vermonter took his seat in the courtroom, lawmakers in Montpelier were debating gun-control legislation inspired by allegations that he had planned a Parkland, Fla.-style massacre at Fair Haven Union High School. Meanwhile, back in Rutland, it was becoming clear that the charges against Sawyer — three counts of attempted murder and one count of attempted aggravated assault with a weapon — might be on shaky legal ground. His two public defenders sought to have the charges dismissed and to revoke an order holding him in prison without bail. They say there is insufficient evidence to prove that Sawyer “attempted” anything. “There is a big difference between planning, or preparing, to make an attempt and attempting a crime,” his attorney Kelly Green told reporters outside the courtroom. “The state has to have evidence that he attempted these crimes. I haven’t heard a word of it.” The prosecutor, Rutland County State’s Attorney Rosemary Kennedy, declined to comment on the case but previously told reporters she stands by the charges she filed on February 16, when Sawyer’s arrest shocked the state. The legal challenge is a tough call, according to attorneys. Even if the charges survive the bid for dismissal, they could be tough to prove beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. “Attempt” charges must include an act “towards the commission” of the offense in Vermont law. Prosecutors assert that Sawyer’s purchase of a 12-gauge shotgun at Dick’s Sporting Goods days before his arrest meets that requirement. Prosecutors have also introduced evidence that Sawyer allegedly made detailed plans to shoot up his old school: Facebook messages he exchanged with a friend in New York in which he
Jack Sawyer with defense attorney Kelly Green in court
discussed his plans, a notebook entitled “Journal of an Active Shooter” explaining his motivations and thinking, and video of his six-hour interrogation by Vermont State Police, during which he matter-of-factly discussed his plot. Will that be enough? The case against Sawyer would be easier to prove if he had driven to his old high school with firearms or had gotten arrested as he walked into the building. Those actions would more clearly represent “commencement of the consummation” of the crime, the standard needed to prove an attempt, according to Vermont Law School associate professor Robert Sand. Sawyer was arrested before taking such a definitive step. In such cases, Sand said, “What gets
complicated, when there is an interruption before the final event, is to decide: Was this in fact the commencement of the consummation, and that final bad thing was only stopped because there was some outside intervention?” Had Sawyer made the transition from planning to overt action? Was he actually going to do it? “He had every intention of following through,” Vermont State Police Det. Sgt. Henry Alberico, who interrogated Sawyer, testified on Friday But that, defense attorneys said, is a subjective conclusion. During two days of hearings last week, Green hammered away at the assumptions behind it. “There is no witness you’re aware of that saw him at the school hallway
with a gun, right?” she asked Alberico on Friday. “Correct.” “There is no witness you’re aware of that saw his car parked at the school?” Green asked. “Correct.” “No one has even seen him in Fair Haven, correct?” “I don’t know … It’s possible,” Alberico said. “You’re unaware of any witness that has seen him in Fair Haven?” “Correct.” In the most straightforward attempted murder cases, a defendant shoots someone who manages to survive. More often, such thorough, indisputable evidence is lacking, Windsor County State’s Attorney David Cahill
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said in an interview. Attempt laws leave fuckers I actually went to school with,” ample room for both judges and juries Sawyer wrote. “I know what they’re to apply “common sense,” Cahill said. like and how idiotic they are.” “In terms of proving a school-shootHe later added, “I will gear up and ing case in a perfect world, would the let loose my anger and hatred. It’ll be prosecutor from an evidentiary per- fantastic.” spective want to see someone walk to On other pages, the journal reads like school with a firearm? Yes,” said Cahill, the immature ramblings of a lost youth. speaking about such cases in general. “I’ve had another change of plans,” he “But in a real-life perspective, do we wrote in an entry dated December 28. ever want things to get that far? No. The He wanted to go live in the woods, he law of attempts provides for criminal wrote, “off of the wild.” liability … where an average joe on the Sawyer suffers from depression and street might not see an anywhere-near- anxiety and had been living in a residencompleted crime.” tial treatment facility in Maine. In his Sawyer’s case has gotten a blizzard journal, he devotes more ink to musing of media attention. But the uncommon about suicide than killing others. At one nature of last week’s point, he wrote about hearing has been wanting to drive into largely lost in the a wall at 100 mph. news. Typically, de“I just want it fendants are brought to happen already,” in for a brief arraignSawyer wrote on ment immediately December 30. “Life after arrest, they is too much to handle plead not guilty, and and I’ve got about 65 their cases go quiet years more if I don’t for months as evidie and if I’m already dence trickles in and sick and tired after 18 lawyers weigh their years, then I know I’ll options. KELLY GREEN just be miserable or Even in the even more so for that most serious cases, matter. I know I’m defendants usually waive so-called wasting my breathe [sic] as I inhale.” “weight of the evidence” hearings, in Judge Thomas Zonay is expected to which prosecutors must show that the rule in the coming weeks on whether evidence of guilt is “great” in order for a the charges against Sawyer will stand. case to proceed. To illustrate how difficult the deci“In this case, there is not sufficient sion could be, Sand, a former prosecuevidence,” Green told Seven Days. tor, recounted a hypothetical scenario “That’s why we’re challenging it now.” he has shared with students: A man Weight-of-the-evidence hearings plans to grow marijuana. He buys grow usually take an hour or two. Sawyer’s lights, fertilizer and books on cultivawas almost a mini-trial, spanning two days and including multiple witnesses. tion techniques, and he researches The hearing focused on two main pieces where to buy seeds. But before he of evidence — Sawyer’s interview with starts, police get a search warrant and Alberico and excerpts from his journal. arrest him. Had the man crossed the line from The handwritten diary, with entries that began in late October and ended preparing for a crime to attempting only a few days before his arrest, reveals one? The scenario sparked heated debate the dichotomy at the heart of the case. among both students and professionIn chilling passages, an angry als: Sand solicited opinions from 10 Sawyer, who acknowledged a fascination with the Columbine High School sitting state’s attorneys in Vermont. On shooting in 1999, seems hell-bent on whether there was enough evidence for an “attempt” case, they were split, five murder. “I’m aiming to kill as many as I can to five. m and whoever I can, but it’d also be more satisfying to kill a lot of the dumb Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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built the 25-bed Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital in Berlin, contracted with Rutland Regional Medical Center to provide seven beds, and made a deal with the Brattleboro Retreat, a private psychiatric facility, to provide another 14 beds. Those 46 beds are reserved for the highest-need patients, who have been hospitalized against their will and placed in the Department of Mental Health’s custody. Many policymakers, and even more hospital staff, are convinced that effort isn’t enough, especially as the need grows. Private hospitals recorded 1,920
who have entered through the criminal justice system. They could include individuals who have been charged with a crime and are awaiting a psychiatric assessment, defendants who have been deemed incompetent to stand trial or found not guilty by reason of insanity, and inmates who experience a psychiatric crisis while in prison. About half of the patients at the Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital fit one of those descriptions. They tend to stay longer because of the complexity of their legal cases, creating a bottleneck that clogs up the state’s entire inpatient treatment system, according to Gobeille.
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inpatient mental health admissions in 2012. That number rose to 2,104 in 2017, according to data from the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. The figure does not include admissions to the Brattleboro Retreat and the Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital, data for which wasn’t readily available, according to the Department of Mental Health. The doctors’ desperate gesture last summer made an impression on Gobeille, who concluded that the quickest way to reduce pressure on emergency rooms would be to build a 3,000- to 5,000-square-foot addition at the Swanton prison. The temporary forensic psych unit would house patients
In an interview, Emmons explained that she has reservations about investing money in a temporary facility. She suggested that it would be more prudent to add beds to an existing hospital and provide more housing for patients after they’re released. Josephson came away from the committee meeting with a different impression. As he left the room, he said to no one in particular, “Now I get it. They don’t want to pay for it.” Gobeille’s long-term solution centers on a permanent 50-bed forensic facility, but it’s part of a 10-year plan to construct a 925-bed prison complex in St. Albans — an idea that lawmakers and advocates have panned. In a report to the legislature earlier this year, the secretary also recommended creating more state beds at private hospitals and contracting with nursing homes to provide psychiatric care to older patients. Not everyone believes more beds is the answer. “This is not a system that needs more capacity to deal with crisis,” said Wilda White, executive director of Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, a Rutland-based advocacy organization. “This is a system that needs more capacity to deal with prevention and early intervention.” White said Vermont should instead invest in more housing, therapy and community centers that could support people with mental illnesses. The temporary forensic unit proposal didn’t fare better in the House Health Care Committee, which formally rejected the idea in a memo released February 28. Those lawmakers shared Emmons’ concern about spending millions on a temporary building, but they also raised a philosophical objection to segregating patients who have been charged with a crime. “We have never distinguished in Vermont and said, ‘Because you’re coming through the door of the criminal justice system, even though you have the same clinical need, we’re going to THOMAS JAMES
ermont Human Services Secretary Al Gobeille has said his top budget priority this year is creating more beds for psychiatric patients. But last week, some key state lawmakers balked at his plan to locate those beds in a prison complex. Gobeille’s proposal attempts to address a crisis in the state’s mental health system that’s left patients waiting weeks for one of 188 beds in Vermont’s six public and private hospitals. The secretary has asked for $2.9 million to build a temporary 12-bed psychiatric wing at the Northwest State Correctional Facility that would cost $6.5 million annually to operate. The House Health Care Committee formally declared its opposition last week, on financial and policy grounds. While most lawmakers agree on the need for more beds, there’s no consensus on the best solution. That doesn’t bode well for a larger challenge that policymakers have yet to confront: Vermont is three years away from losing millions of federal dollars that help pay for a large portion of inpatient beds in the state system. “We’ve gotta get this moving now,” Gobeille said. The bed shortage reached such a crisis that, last August, emergency room doctors and nurses from Central Vermont Medical Center showed up unannounced at Gov. Phil Scott’s office in Montpelier and demanded to meet with him. The governor wasn’t available, but he sent Gobeille to talk with the group the next day. What the hospital staff told the human services secretary wasn’t news to him: Patients are languishing in emergency rooms, where they occupy badly needed beds without receiving the treatment they require. Officials tend to trace the problem back to Tropical Storm Irene, which flooded the 54-bed Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury and prompted officials to replace it with a decentralized mental health system. The state
Some patients accused or convicted of crimes end up at the Brattleboro Retreat, where they’ve threatened and occasionally injured staff, according to CEO Louis Josephson. On March 1, he told the House Corrections and Institutions Committee about an incident in which two such patients “jumped” an employee as she brought them coffee. Calling Gobeille’s forensic unit a “nobrainer,” Josephson stressed to lawmakers: “I want to be crystal clear that this is an urgent, immediate need in the state.” Committee chair Alice Emmons (D-Springfield) wasn’t buying it. A “forensic [unit], I think, is being seen as a silver bullet, and I’m not convinced it is a silver bullet,” she said.
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the state already applies a formula to correct for real estate fluctuations. How? The state surveys some 20,000 property sales across Vermont for an annual study designed to make state
“From the state perspective, we just want people to be paying a fair amount,” said Douglas Farnham, policy director and economist at the Vermont Department of Taxes. And while the annual CLA correction helps, state law mandates reappraisals when more thorough adjustments are warranted. The last time that happened was in ABOVE OR BELOW? 2010, when the state ordered Concord, The state’s common level of appraisal shows where Salisbury and Whiting to reassess belocal property assessments stand compared with their actual worth. To see where all of Vermont’s cause their common levels of appraisal municipalities stand, go to sevendaysvt.com. fell below 80 percent. It’s more common for the state to MARKET VALUE order reassessments when a separate measure shows that property is assessed unevenly within a municipality. That’s not the case in Burlington, where * data show properties are in compliance. Burlington’s CLA has been drifting downward for several years, from 87.5 percent in 2016 to the current level of just under 80 percent. The community with the second-lowest CLA in the state is Middlebury, at 84.7 percent. Most municipalities in Chittenden County are in the 90th percentile: Winooski at 91.4; South Burlington, *Final figure is still being negotiated. 94.5; and Milton, 98.1. A significant number of towns, esprice last year on a Burlington residence education taxes fair and ensure that pecially in southern Vermont and the was $315,000, up 7.9 percent from 2016, property is taxed at fair market value Northeast Kingdom, are overassessed, according to the Northwest Vermont from town to town. By comparing three according to the tax department. Danby Market Report by Coldwell Banker years of sales in each municipality to has a CLA of 125.2 percent; Guildhall, Hickok & Boardman Realty. Sales prices 120.7. Overassessment of Queen City condos rose only slightly, does not trigger by 0.5 percent, to a median of $235,000. the state to order a The cost of commercial property has community-wide also increased, according to Vickery. reappraisal. Such appreciation has pros and Burlington does cons, said Mayor Miro Weinberger. adjust assessments “I’d say, for property owners, healthy J OH N V I C KE RY, BU RL I N GT O N C I TY A S S E S S O R between citywide reappreciation is a good thing,” he said. appraisals for various It makes real estate a good investment. tax assessments, the state derives a reasons. Major home improvements can “The flip side of that coin is that it figure known as the common-level of trigger an increase, as can mini-trends. A can have a negative impact on afford- appraisal, aka CLA. surge in high-dollar sales for apartment ability,” the mayor continued. Many If the number is more than 100 per- buildings a few years ago prompted new prospective home buyers are already cent, it means property assessments assessments for that class of property. A priced out of the Burlington market. are above actual market value and the slackening in the condo market led to Weinberger, a former developer who school tax rate is adjusted downward. lower assessments for several properadvocates for building new housing If the figure is lower than 100 percent, ties in Burlington. units, was reelected Tuesday. it means assessments are below market Meanwhile, Vickery is researching Tweaks to the property-value calcu- value, and the rate is adjusted upward. potential firms to conduct Burlington’s lation would have the greatest impact In Burlington, much of the nearly citywide appraisal. on the municipal portion of every 8 percent school tax increase associ“I want to start the planning process Burlington homeowner’s tax tab; the ated with the fiscal 2019 school budget now,” he said. “We want our study to be city’s share accounts for approximately that voters approved on Tuesday accurate.” one-third of the bill. The other two- was a correction due to the city’s Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org thirds represent the school tax, to which under-assessment.
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inspected properties from the exterior; they looked inside, too, with the permission of property owners. Single-family home sales are driving much of the appreciation. The median
ueen City property values are so undervalued for tax purposes that the State of Vermont is likely to order a citywide property reappraisal — a move that could result in higher tax bills for homeowners. The local tax roll lists Burlington’s property at 79.4 percent of its actual value, according to state calculations — making the city the most “under-assessed” of the 256 communities measured in the state. It has been 12 years since the last full reappraisal, and the real estate market has been through some downs and ups. Since the Great Recession hit in late 2007, prices have not only recovered but have risen sharply, particularly for singlefamily homes. Under state law, any percentage below 80 percent triggers a mandatory order for reappraisal. City assessor John Vickery appealed the state’s figure and is negotiating with officials at the Vermont Department of Taxes who’ve tentatively upped it to 79.9 percent. He’ll meet with them later this month to finalize the number. But one way or another, Vickery warned, Burlington will be ordered to reassess this year or next. “It’s needed; it’s time to do one,” he said. If the state issues an order, the city will still have a few years to comply. While the methodology isn’t likely to interest the average joe, the results almost certainly will. Last time around, they generated contentious debate. Some people’s tax bills went down, others stayed the same and some went up. This time around, there will again be winners and losers. “There’s always a lot of energy around the reevaluation, oh boy,” said Vickery. “It affects everyone — at least everyone that pays taxes. So it’s a big deal.” The undertaking would cost about $1 million, and an outside firm would conduct it, according to Vickery. The city could issue a request for proposals later in 2018 with a goal of doing the work in a year or so. Appraisers previously went into neighborhoods and
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and orderly environment [in schools].” She made the case that walkouts raised safety concerns because “obviously it’s difficult for administrators to maintain and ensure the safety of kids if they don’t know where they are.” School administrators nationwide are grappling with how to handle student protests in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting.
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ensued as screenshots circulated on campus. Some students hailed Dunn as a brave leader in the #MeToo movement who was standing up for victims who have been wronged. Others said the list ruined the reputations of innocent people without evidence or due process. Last month, a website called the College Fix published a column by an anonymous Middlebury student who wrote that he has become a pariah on campus after being falsely tagged as a rapist on the list. The site bills itself as “Original. Student reported. Your daily dose of right-minded news and commentary from across the nation.” Associate editor Greg Piper said he verified that the writer is a Middlebury student whose name appeared on the list. The column says, “For the past two months, I’ve dealt with the social and psychological fallout of being anonymously branded a rapist on a small liberal arts campus.” It adds, “Most of my close female friends have abandoned me, and other friends continually make excuses to avoid me. I even considered suicide.”
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Middlebury College student Elizabeth Dunn has been sanctioned but will not be suspended or expelled for posting a list on Facebook that accused 36 current and former male students by name of sexual assault and harassment. The elite private college disciplined Dunn with a permanent letter in the senior’s academic file, according to a report in the student newspaper, the Middlebury Campus. The college’s review found that Dunn obstructed a campus Title IX investigation into the allegations by refusing to share with college administrators the names of the students who accused the men. Dunn also violated the college’s “respect for persons policy” by publishing the list of “men to avoid,” according to the report in the Campus. Dunn did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday but a friend of hers, Tiff Chang, has confirmed the sanction for Seven Days. College officials declined comment. Other people are still talking about the list. After it was posted in mid-December, Facebook quickly removed it, but an uproar
Orleans) opposed both universal background checks and raising the purchasing age. The government recognizes the maturity of people who are 18 by allowing them to vote and join the military, he said. “I have a son in the Navy who is into guns and hunting,” Rodgers said. “And what you’re saying is, when he comes home off-duty and he’s under 21, he can’t purchase a firearm for hunting or personal protection or anything else.” Sen. Joe Benning (R-Caledonia) also opposed both measures. He recalled attending protests during the Vietnam War in which young people rejected the notion that they could be drafted at 18 but couldn’t vote until age 21. “This is counter to what my generation fought for,” Benning said after the vote, “and counter to what my oath of office requires me to protect.”
Student Who Published ‘Men to Avoid’ List Disciplined by College
The Vermont Senate passed a bill last Friday that would both raise the legal age for purchasing guns from 16 to 21 and mandate universal background checks. Debate focused on raising the legal age; the Senate had given preliminary approval to universal Sen. John Rodgers background checks last Thursday. The age-limit proposal came from Senate President Pro Tempore Tim Ashe (D/P-Chittenden) and 15 cosponsors, effectively guaranteeing its passage in the 30-member Senate. On the Senate floor, Ashe said the goal behind the proposal was to keep young people from impulsively harming themselves or others. In response to concerns raised by Senate Judiciary Committee chair Dick Sears (D-Bennington), Ashe said the bill was written not to limit the borrowing or gifting of firearms. It also wouldn’t impact hunting traditions, he said. The legislation includes exceptions for members of the military and law enforcement officers who are purchasing guns for their official duties. Sen. John Rodgers (D-Essex/
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In a February 23 letter to Vermont school administrators, Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe praised student activism but sought to dissuade participation in upcoming school protests. Students and teachers across the country are planning a 17-minute walkout on March 14 to honor the 17 victims of a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and to call for new gun laws. Holcombe opened her memo by declaring support for students’ right to free speech, but she went on to caution that it “does not extend to disrupting classes (which prevents others from learning), nor to leaving school without permission (which potentially creates a safety threat).” “We are in an extraordinary moment of history, and more than ever, our children need the skills of citizenship, so they can lead strong communities for the next generation,” she wrote. “However, this also means teaching them to do so in ways that are not disruptive to the rights of others and in ways that model the skills of democracy.” The secretary urged administrators to find another way for students to express themselves, such as holding a school-wide assembly. “I encourage you to work with your students and support civil and peaceful opportunities for student expression and student voice, while holding all members of your community to your codes of behavior,” she wrote. In an interview, Holcombe said she sent the memo because, “My job is to try to do everything I can to maintain a safe
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and diesel fuel, and use the revenues not to maintain the highway and bridges, but to subsidize electricity and distribute rebates to persons made needy by having to pay the carbon tax. That new tax — which Gov. Phil Scott opposes — would make it much harder to periodically raise per-gallon motor fuel taxes. But some way — taxes, fees or otherwise — must be found to do that, or our highways and bridges will slide ever further into disrepair.
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Likewise, Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore asserts that unknown factors are reason to defer decisions or action. This procrastinating posture ignores the fact that government is forever awash with unknowns. The time for a long-term funding plan is now, without further studies or reports. Whatever action is taken can be revised if subsequent facts warrant. Here is an immediate need for the legislature to act, regardless of the leadership void in the state’s executive branch.
when they diagnose and treat eye disease. Ophthalmologists do, too. Most important: If you think something’s wrong with your eyes, get them checked because an underlying health problem will likely be covered by insurance. The gray area is routine care — that is, when a patient needs a prescription or a health evaluation but nothing is wrong medically. These comprehensive eye examinations are not usually covered by insurance. Glasses and contact lenses and laser surgery for vision correction aren’t covered, either. Vision care plans try to fill the void, but they can leave a lot to be desired.
OPTOMETRISTS V. OPHTHALMOLOGISTS
As an optometrist in Burlington, I read [WTF: “Why Don’t Basic Insurance Plans Cover Vision and Dental?” February 14] with interest. Patients ask me this question frequently, and it is a tough one to navigate. First, it’s important to understand the difference between “optometrists” — optometric doctors who, like dentists and podiatrists, go to school for four years post-grad — and ophthalmologists: medical doctors specializing in eyes. Optometrists are trained to treat all visual issues as well as many medical ones, but we cannot do surgery. Ophthalmologists train heavily in all diseases of the eyes, but they do not normally write prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses. For routine care, an optometrist is a great choice. Eye disease is covered by medical insurance. Optometrists bill medical insurance
Sudarsky is an optometrist and owner of Chroma Optics.
As John Walters explained in [Fair Game, February 14], the State of Vermont is currently simply giving away something the state bought and paid for: electricity to drive electric cars, from state-owned charging stations. Not only that, but the state has declined to impose an annual registration fee surcharge (estimated by the Act 12 study of 2014 at $146) to make EVs pay the equivalent of a gasoline-powered car to the transportation fund to maintain the state’s highways and bridges. This is all part of the recent craze to make ordinary people subsidize everything “renewable” and stamp out the horror of fossil fuels. The culmination of this craze is the ESSEX carbon-tax plan that would levy a steadily rising per-gallon tax on gasoline
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[Re “In Range,” February 28]: We brothers served our nation for nearly 50 years between us. We’re not political sorts of people, normally. Things are not normal. With the most recent gun violence, and the endless string of mass shootings now seen as a new normal, it is apparent to us that what we are missing is any sense of domestic tranquility. The idea that a private citizen could legally acquire an AR-15, or any other highvelocity multiple-shot SICK DAYS MONDAY MONDAY weapon, is absurd and should be illegal. These types of weapons should not be in the hands of any private citizen for any reason. It is way too easy to get a powerful weapon whose purpose is to kill as many as possible in the shortest time possible. They are not hunting weapons. Hunters know and understand the need for extreme safety in the use of weapons. They revere the animals they hunt. They are not a problem. Those who seek powerful, highcapacity, rapid-fire weapons for delusional reasons are a problem. The Second Amendment has merit, but it does not trump the Four Freedoms Americans deserve: the freedom of speech, the freedom of worship, the freedom from want and the freedom from fear. Until we regulate arms better than we now do, we will not have that freedom from fear. We can and must do this.
Reading the puff piece on Christine Hallquist [Fair Game: “A Transformational Candidate,” January 31] made me wonder if this was the same Hallquist I’d interviewed three times since 2009 for my local cableaccess TV station. Was this the person who misled me about the Lowell windfarm siting and, along with other powercompany execs, fought all rooftop solar installations on very specious grounds, allows leaky and buzzing transformers so bad one cannot listen to AM radio when driving, and has not built out or replaced aging and extremely power-hungry HPS/ MH streetlights with LEDs that would use roughly one-eighth the load, among other things? “Efficiency-minded”? Hardly! “Constancy of purpose” and “clear vision”? I just don’t see it. Vermont Electric Coop has been sitting on its hands with maintenance and efSO LONG, ficiency upgrades and is LAUZON downright duplicitous in its solar-killing excuses that begin at the top, the rank-and-file employees notwithstanding in their duties and hard work. Let’s hope Hallquist doesn’t break an arm back patting nor get buried beneath the praises she’s heaping upon GLOW SCHTICK herself. New contenders vie to become Barre mayor
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[Re Off Message: “Universal Background Checks Clear Vermont Senate,” March 1]: It is very sad to see my state ruined by flatlanders who are only guests here; they have destroyed their states and come here to do the same. Good thing we don’t have billboards in our state; solar fields are much more of an attraction. Richard Snelling was our last governor, when true Vermonters ran the place. We had great jobs and hope. This state ended with Howard Dean and any Democrats from Chittenden County. I feel sorry for flatlanders. It’s not your fault you lack common sense. I am amazed that God likes dumb people so much, because he made so many of you. Oh, well, you can’t fix stupid. Remember, God is watching. Thomas Manley
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even Days writers can’t possibly read, much less review, all the books that arrive in a steady stream by post, email and, in one memorable case, a skulk of foxes. So this monthly feature is our way of introducing you to a handful of books by Vermont authors. To do that, we contextualize each book just a little and quote a single representative sentence from, yes, page 32 (or nearest to it). Inclusion here implies neither approval nor derision on our part, but simply: Here are a bunch of books, arranged alphabetically by authors’ names, that Seven Days readers might like to know about. Contact: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
“We Are All FastFood Workers Now”: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages
So Be It
Ralph Culver, WolfGang Press, 20 pages. $8.
Cutting carrots for soup, I’m distracted by the trees outside the window, their branches making sweeping gestures through pale air half an hour before sundown, officious yet somehow disinterested…
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Ray Hudson, University of Alaska Press, 236 pages. $16.95.
Annelise Orleck, Beacon Press, 298 pages. $18.
Since 2012, Walmart workers have struck on every Black Friday — in the US and around the world. In 2014, Chilean workers shut down every Walmart in that country.
hirteen poems from RALPH CULVER come with high praise from former Vermont poet laureate SYDNEY LEA, who calls him one of “New England’s truly distinguished voices.” Culver, who lives in South Burlington, has been published in numerous poetry journals and graduated with an MFA from Warren Wilson College. His verse is dense but sometimes deft in its manipulations. He draws in everything from cold spring air to solitary red-winged blackbirds to grimy chrome ashtrays to the smell of gasoline to create tense, introspective verses that ground the reader in a landscape. While that landscape is Vermont’s for the most part, there are no passive cows or sweet scents of hay to be found here. Culver opts instead for skidding tires on slippery March roads and “slanted sunlight over a stream in late autumn” that illuminates the blue veins visible beneath the skin of a hand. One or two pieces fall into the familiar poetic well of liquor and feel appropriately depressing. And that’s good. Comfort can be a curse, and the poems in So Be It are by no means comfortable or comforting in their subject matter or their tricky phrasing. In works that frequently take Vermont as their physical setting, this crisp and complex viewpoint is refreshing.
In Vermont, 13-year-old Booker acquires a bookmark that has the power to transport him anywhere in the space-time continuum where its companion book is being read. In the Aleutian Islands, 15-yearold Anna, a descendant of the indigenous Unangax people, finds a powerful artifact that has been looted by outsiders. With the aid of both these talismans, the two embark on an adventure that takes them deep into Unangan history and folklore, where they tangle with fantastical antagonists such as the Real Raven and Summer-FaceWoman. Middlebury author RAY HUDSON has lived in the Aleutians and authored several nonfiction books about the region; last year, the Alaska Historical Society gave him an award for his long-term contributions. In this, his first novel, he brings the verdant, treeless islands to life in evocative prose, whether describing a modern harbor or a ceremonial parka made of bird skin and seal fur.
Walmart employees, farmworkers, hotel housekeepers, garment workers, home health care aides, airport workers, adjunct professors and others around the globe are rebelling against the negative impacts of globalization. Among these, writes Dartmouth College history professor ANNELISE ORLECK, are “poverty wages, the disappearance of public services (education, health care, water), the transformation of workers into independent contractors … disrespect, sexual harassment and violence, mass evictions and disregard of people’s land rights.” Based on research she conducted in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa and the U.S., Orleck’s book describes the global “precariat” — the postindustrial working class of people whose employment and income are insecure — and efforts to build social movements. Peppered throughout are examples of struggles, successes and visions for a future that ensures living wages and dignified work. The author of five books on the history of American women, politics, immigration and activism will speak on her latest publication on Thursday, March 22, 6:30 p.m., at Phoenix Books Burlington.
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The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment Mark Pendergrast, Sunbury Press, 400 pages. $19.95.
Once the idea of possible molestation is planted, most people become obsessed with knowing whether it is true or not.
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In 1981, Vermont geographer and fly fisherman PETER SHEA published the first Atlas. Sales of three editions over the next dozen years testified to the book’s popularity with local and visiting anglers. The guides’ inventory and descriptions of the state’s 150 or so water bodies not only provided basic geographic information but helped trout seekers navigate some of Vermont’s can’tget-there-from-here back roads. Now comes a 21st-century version: “GPS-compatible” means that Shea has used Google Earth technology to update the previous books to the nth degree. Nowadays, travelers might choose to employ their own GPS or other navigation tool to reach a destination — or reference the six maps in Shea’s guide. Once they’ve arrived at their chosen site, fishermen and -women can make use of the book’s info on fish populations and stocking data, invasive species, boat access or rentals, hiking, perks such as restrooms, and more. The straightforward writing and standard formatting for each pond’s page encourage less reading, more fishing. Shea discusses his book on Thursday, March 19, 6:30 p.m., at Phoenix Books Burlington.
Peter Shea, Wind Knot Publishing, 148 pages. $16.95.
MARK PENDERGRAST’s fourth book on the topic of repressed memory may be his most controversial. Along with its subhead, his publicity statement indicates the direction of this exhaustively researched volume: “Everyone knows the story of Jerry Sandusky, the serial pedophile, the Monster. But what if the story is wrong?” In 2012, Sandusky, a retired Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach, was convicted of multiple counts of child molestation over many years. The scandal, or its cover-up, also brought down head coach Joe Paterno, the university president and two other administrators; Penn State has paid out millions of dollars to alleged victims of the abuse. The author fiercely discounts the validity of accusations based on repressed memories and therapists who have, in his view, invented them; and he tears into the evidence, or lack thereof, against Sandusky. Pendergrast’s charge of a “moral panic” is plausible — such phenomena surely did not end with the Salem witch trials. Though he eventually allows that “readers will of course make up their own minds,” Pendergrast does his best to persuade us that Sandusky is — or at least could be — the real victim.
The New Atlas of Vermont Trout Ponds: A GPS-Compatible Guidebook
Island Stage Presents Inaugural Play in South Hero
rand Isle resident NONI STUART wants to dispel the notion that the commute from Burlington to the Lake Champlain Islands is long. “It’s a really short 30 minutes from anywhere in Burlington,” she says. “It’s an easy and beautiful drive, in fact.” Stuart is president of ISLAND STAGE, a new theater company based in the islands. When Island Stage opens its debut season this Friday, March 9, in South Hero, she hopes it will attract audiences from Burlington, as well as other cities in Vermont, New York and Canada. “Our mission is to provide quality performing arts opportunities in the Lake Champlain Islands and offer [a] year-round theater presence,” Stuart says. Stuart, who is in her mid-sixties, is originally from Montréal but has spent her entire adult life in Vermont. A retired massage therapist and psychotherapist, she has acted with several local theatrical groups, including LOST NATION THEATER in Montpelier, UNADILLA THEATRE in Marshfield, VALLEY PLAYERS THEATER in Waitsfield and the SHELBURNE PLAYERS. Island Stage has been several years in the making and recently received tax-exempt, nonprofit status. Six people, including Stuart, serve on the board of directors; all are volunteers. “We aren’t here to replace any other performing arts organization,” Stuart says. “We want to be very humble and inclusive and work with others.” The group aims to eventually build a wellequipped arts center that will serve as a hub for the performing NONI ST UART arts, she notes. In the interim, Island Stage will present shows in venues throughout Grand Isle County. “I’m thrilled that we have a new theater company to bring more people to the islands,” says KATYA WILCOX, president of ISLAND ARTS, which serves as the area’s arts
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council. The islands are becoming an arts destination, she asserts. Island Stage launches its inaugural season with the 2013 Tony Award-winning play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang. The comedy revolves around two middle-aged siblings who feel confused and resentful when their moviestar sister suddenly arrives with her new boy toy and threatens to sell the family house in which the siblings live. Stuart is producing the play and performing as Masha. JUSTIN GARDNER, CARLI HARRIS, VIVIAN JORDAN, BILL PELTON and MARY SCRIPPS make up the rest of the cast; BOB CARMODY directs. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be staged at the FOLSOM EDUCATION & COMMUNITY CENTER in South Hero. Island Stage plans to produce three shows annually. In July, it will present The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby by Canadian playwright Norm Foster; and, in November, Love Letters by A.R. Gurney. Anyone is welcome to audition, says Stuart.
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She stresses that Island Stage is keen to work with businesses to revitalize and strengthen the local economy. And she’s making good on that pledge. Theatergoers who dine at Blue Paddle Bistro on Route 2 will get $5 off their tickets for the Friday and Saturday shows of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Love Letters will be a dinner-theater experience at the North Hero House Inn & Restaurant. Given Vermont’s long winters, Stuart hopes that Island Stage will create opportunities for audiences from near and far to be entertained, have fun and be educated. She adds, “I think the importance of having a place where community can gather is so vital.” m Contact: email@example.com
INFO Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Friday, March 9 and 16, and Saturday, March 10 and 17, 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 11 and 18, 2 p.m., at Folsom Education & Community Center, Folsom Elementary School, in South Hero. $12-15. Not recommended for viewers under 12. islandstage.org
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outright. Phages are crucial in maintaining the world’s microbial equilibrium; every day, they kill off 40 percent of all bacterial cells in the ocean. What with their proven know-how at offing microbes, you can understand why we might want to try aiming them at the infectious ones. And, in fact, phages have been admired for their antibacterial potential since their discovery just over a century ago. After showing some initial promise, research on phage therapy to treat bacterial infection lost steam once antibiotics came along in the ’40s and took over the bug-fighting game, at least in the West. Behind the Iron Curtain, where doctors lacked broad access to our antibiotics buffet, phage therapy remained a subject of hotter scientific pursuit, notably at a facility in Tbilisi, Georgia. Phages are back on everyone’s radar now, though here in the U.S. we still aren’t at full speed on testing — not much thus far in the kind of doubleblind controlled clinical trials, for instance, that the Food
& Drug Administration likes to see before it green-lights a treatment for widespread use. What we have instead are largely case studies — anecdotal but certainly intriguing. Consider Tom Patterson, a 69-year-old psych professor at the University of California, San Diego, who picked up an antibiotic-resistant strain of Acinetobacter baumannii while on vacation in Egypt in 2015. When the infection spread from his pancreas and through his system at large, he went into septic shock and fell into a coma. Luckily for Patterson, his wife, Steffanie Strathdee, happens to be an infectious-disease epidemiologist who heard from a colleague about a patient who’d sought phage treatment in Tbilisi. With Patterson having basically reached the end of the line options-wise, Strathdee was able to persuade the UCSD medical team to acquire some phages and pump them into his bloodstream, to great effect: out of the coma within three days, bacteria all gone within three months.
cocktails or using gene-editing technology to engineer new ones altogether. The regulatory apparatus in the U.S. and Europe, meanwhile, isn’t really set up to deal with phages, because there’s a virtually limitless variety of them and no established courses of treatment to which to give approval. One idea that’s been floated is to create preapproved national phage libraries, from which doctors could select to match whatever infection needed zapping. Backing up our beleaguered antibiotics would presumably be phages’ most important task, but that’s not the end of their promise: They’ve been seen to be effective on gangrene and foodborne illnesses like salmonella and E. coli, as well as in hand washes to prevent the spread of staph in hospitals. And unlike antibiotics, phages won’t disturb your body’s bacterial balance but in fact (boosters predict) can be targeted to improve the gut microbiome. If you think you hear people talking up probiotics all the time now, wait until they want to tell you about the new phage-smoothie bar down the street.
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hat’s an optimistic take, Jerry, and it may yet prove right. But optimism doesn’t typically get everyone off their asses and into problem-solving mode, which was the point of that UK governmental report I cited in the December column you’re referring to. Worldwide, we’re already losing 700,000 people a year to infections that won’t respond to antibiotics; in 30 years, the Brits concluded, that could be 10 million if we don’t buckle down now. The report didn’t mention bacteriophages, probably because research still hasn’t gotten to where we can really think of them as a silver bullet. In general, though, phages (as they’re known) tend to get less coverage than you’d figure they deserve, if only in that they outnumber all other organisms on Earth put together — there are 10 million trillion trillion of them out there. So what are they? They’re viruses that infect bacteria, sometimes modifying their activity, sometimes killing them
With stories like this turning up, and with the antibiotics situation looking ever bleaker, the West is coming around to the phage way of thinking. Right now, clinical trials in Europe are examining phages’ effectiveness on burn-related infection, and two small-scale trials are getting under way in the U.S. in 2018. Still, there are some roadblocks. As discussed here back in December, one obstacle to the development of better antibiotics is pharmaceutical companies and their eye for the bottom line; cynically but correctly, they see pouring a couple billion into developing a new antibiotic as a bad investment, since sooner or later bacteria will evolve to resist it, too. Antimicrobial phages pose similar problems and more: They’re not intended for chronic use (i.e., the lucrative kind), and since they exist in nature and the basic treatment premise was established decades ago, legally it might be tricky to patent them as intellectual property. A 2014 Nature article reported on ways biotech firms might get around this: combining multiple phages into patentable
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“Well, put it this way,” I replied, pausing to best land the joke. “It ain’t Texas.” “No, I suppose not,” Marvin said, chuckling. He was a gentle and round middle-aged man with fine, sandy-colored hair. “This is as far north as I’ve ever traveled,” he volunteered. “I rarely get out of Houston. Now that I think about it, this is the first time I’ve ever seen real snow.”
As if on cue, a meow emanated from the canvas carrying case at his feet. “Now, now, Waylon,” he cooed. “Be a good boy. We’re almost there.” “Don’t tell me,” I said. “Named for Waylon Jennings?” “The one and only,” he affirmed with a laugh. The ferry slowed to a crawl and joggled into its landing dock. Our turn came,
I WONDERED WHAT HAD DRAWN MARVIN OUT OF THE LAND OF ARMADILLOS AND INTO YANKEE COUNTRY. Our enclosed chamber felt cozy, with the drone of the boat’s engine and muffled ice-breaking creating an oddly comforting backdrop. I wondered what had drawn Marvin out of the land of armadillos and into Yankee country. So I asked him just that, substituting — for clarity — “Lone Star State” for “land of armadillos.” “Well, I’m here to visit Travis, a dear old friend of mine who lives in Plattsburgh and is quite ill. He lived in Houston for many years and, for most of that time, we were roommates. For, like, a minute we were a couple, but both quickly realized that didn’t make much sense. So we became close friends, which is in some ways just as deep.” “How long are you up here for?” I asked. “Well, that’s open-ended. Hence the cat.”
and we drove off onto dry New York land. Approaching the traffic light at Route 9, I pointed out Gus’ Red Hots, a restaurant and local landmark. “That’s so old-fashioned,” he said. “You know, calling hot dogs ‘red hots.’” “Yeah, I think you’ll find that’s true about a lot of things in New York’s North Country. You can see it in the signage and the stores and the architecture. Life seems to be frozen in, like, 1958. It’s kind of quaint and depressing at the same time.” We turned onto Interstate 87 south for a short stretch. Travis resided in an apartment house located north of the downtown area and populated by seniors and folks with disabilities. I was employing the GPS to find the place, even though I probably knew the way without satellite assistance. Despite fighting it
every step of the way, I have succumbed: I am officially a digital wuss. Travis’ building was huge, perhaps a dozen stories, rising like a monadnock from its flat surroundings. Indeed, it was nearly a twin to Decker Towers Apartments, a senior-living facility in Burlington and the tallest building in Vermont. Travis was waiting outside for us as we pulled up to the main entrance. He sat in a wheelchair with a breathing tube affixed to his nose. His legs and torso appeared withered; his skin was grayish. But his bright eyes glistened. Waylon the cat — who evidently had a feeling for big moments like this — began meowing again. Marvin got out and walked over to his friend, crouching to take him in a warm, extended embrace. Decoupling, they faced each other, hands touching hands. “Marvin, has it been seven years?” Travis asked. “More like 10, I think, but who’s counting?” Marvin said, chuckling. “All I know is, it’s good to see you again. Now we’re going to get you all better.” Travis smiled wistfully. I could almost hear his unspoken thought: OK, my old friend, that’s how we’ll play it. “In God’s will, Travis,” he said softly. “All better.” m All these stories are true, though names and locations may be altered to protect privacy.
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Greta Solsaa speaking at the March for Our Future in January
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The young survivors of the Valentine’s Day slayings are making significant progress on restricting access to firearms — more so than any other group that’s tried since Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold gunned down their classmates at Colorado’s Columbine High School in 1999. Two hundred school shootings later, a movement is under way, and teens are driving the conversation. “The main message is that we’re young people, and we care about what’s happening at our school, and we want there to be some sort of action,” said Sophia Venturo, a 17-year-old senior at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans. Venturo and a committee of students are planning their own version of the National School Walkout on March 14. They’ll exit the building for 17 minutes to honor the 17 school shooting victims in Florida, she said, but whether or not the demonstration is silent remains up for debate. The students also aren’t in agreement on what changes they’d like to see, according to Venturo. Some advocate for stricter gun laws, while others would rather see armed teachers or guards on campus, she said. Such activism is common among college kids, but this generation of Vermont high schoolers appears to be engaging earlier in responses to current events. Last year, student journalists at Burlington High School petitioned the Vermont legislature to better protect their free-speech rights, and their bill passed the Senate. In South Burlington, Isaiah Hines led the charge in getting the high school to drop its Rebels nickname, which many thought had racist connotations. Now a first-year student at Columbia University, he’s getting an award for his activism on March 15, the day after the national protest. At the same award ceremony, the Burlington-based Peace & Justice Center is also honoring a slam poetry quartet of local high schoolers known as Muslim Girls Making Change. The young women — Hawa Adam, Kiran Waqar, Lena Ginawi and Balkisa Abdikadir — “have used their words to challenge gender roles, fight racism and stand up for social justice,” Seven Days reported in 2017. The year before, they were on the Huffington Post’s list of “17 Muslim American Women Who Made America Great.” Adam was among the student activists who lobbied successfully to hoist the Black Lives Matter flag at BHS, just a few weeks after Montpelier became the first high school in the nation to do so. Waqar testified before the Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee on February 22, urging action on gun-control legislation. Like many Vermont youth, she was shaken not just by the Parkland massacre, but by events closer to home:
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xactly one month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Vermont students across the state plan to walk out of their classrooms to protest gun violence on March 14.
VERMONT TEENS ARE RAISING THEIR VOICES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE STORY: SEVEN DAYS STAFF • ILLUSTRATIONS: AARON SHREWSBURY In January, police gunned down a robbery suspect on school grounds in Montpelier; more recently, a young man’s foiled plan to commit mass murder at Fair Haven Union High School “changed completely” Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who is now open to legislation designed to make Vermont safer. Waqar’s onstage experience served her well at the Statehouse. “When we leave an event, and a person tells us that they were inspired and want to make a change, it is the most amazing thing,” she told Seven Days in 2017 about the exhilaration she felt speaking to a room full of people. “If they take action, just imagine the ripple effect.” In Vermont, young people are doing just that. Future leaders are raising their voices for Abenaki, disabled, transgender and unborn people who lack representation. Here are seven who aim to turn ripples into waves. For more information about March 14’s National School Walkout, visit 7dvt.co/school-walkout. For more information about March 24’s March for Our Lives, visit marchforourlives.com.
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There’s a lot of fear that comes from not understanding the issue. Greta Solsaa, 16, Rutland High School
espite being nervous, Greta Solsaa sounded confident when she stepped up to the podium on January 20 to address 4,000 activists on the Statehouse lawn in Montpelier.
Molly Thompson, 16, Woodstock Union High School
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ike many social activists, Molly Thompson didn’t choose her cause — it chose her. The 16-year-old Hartland native was born with Pfeiffer syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes the bones of the skull to fuse prematurely, resulting in various physical anomalies and health challenges. In her case, Thompson lives with a tracheotomy tube and uses hearing aids. When Thompson was a third grader at Hartland Elementary School, just before one of her many corrective surgeries — she’s had more than 30 — she gave a presentation to her classmates about her condition and invited her plastic surgeon to explain the procedure. Her teacher was so impressed with the presentation that she asked Thompson to repeat it for the entire school. “I remember feeling quite empowered,” Thompson said. “Maybe it was an innate talent for public speaking, or maybe it was just the natural confidence of a child. I wanted people to know my story, and it just somehow came naturally to me.” In middle school, Thompson was invited back to Hartland Elementary to give yet another talk to the students. There, she met Sam Drazin, a Norwichborn educator and founder of Changing Perspectives. The Vermont nonprofit creates school curricula for teaching students empathy for, and acceptance of, people with disabilities and other differences. Drazin, who also grew up with a rare genetic disorder, was so impressed with Thompson’s poise that he invited her to be a guest speaker in his program. Since 2016, Thompson has visited 10 schools and spoken to more than 1,000 students throughout Vermont. “I knew right from the beginning that Molly was someone who had a lot to share, who had an inspiring story, and who had the confidence and courage within herself to share it,” Drazin recalled. “Not everybody has it.” Though Pfeiffer syndrome is rare, affecting one in 100,000 people, Thompson said she’s never felt isolated by her disability but instead has made many friends through her activism. “When I speak to students, I want to spread awareness about my disability, but more importantly, I want them to know that I’m a normal girl who is just like them in many ways,” she explained. “These challenges don’t define me. Disabled or not, I’m still relatable.” Thompson said she is often asked about her future plans. Now a junior at Woodstock Union High School, she has yet to decide what career she’ll pursue. It will likely incorporate some form of activism. Among her favorite questions to answer, she added, is a thought-provoking one: If you had a choice to live without your disability, would you? “I always answer no, because I feel my disability and the challenges that came with it have made me who I am today,” she explained. “Without these experiences, I wouldn’t be the same person.”
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Disabled or not, I’m still relatable.
Before the “mind-boggling” crowd, the 16-year-old encouraged her peers to speak up. “Though I know it can be difficult in a world that is trying to silence you, never forget your voice,” she said. “Never forget that we are the future, and we have something to say about it.” Solsaa’s speech was the culmination of nine months of planning for the March for Our Future, a youth-led rally to advocate for human rights and dignity on the first anniversary of the Women’s March. It wasn’t the young activist’s first organizing effort; in 2016, she helped start an Amnesty International chapter at Rutland High School, where she’s a junior. Local reactions to a plan to resettle Syrian refugees in the surrounding community helped spark her early interest in human rights. To help those resistant to the plan understand the crisis in that country, her group sponsored a movie screening and discussion about it. Despite their efforts, the federal government halted the refugee program after just
a few Syrian families had moved to the area. Solsaa, meanwhile, has become Amnesty International’s student activist coordinator for the entire state, serving as a liaison and spokesperson for Vermont’s three high school Amnesty groups. “Greta’s a quiet ember that just keeps burning,” said Marsha Cassel, a Rutland High School humanities teacher who serves as the Amnesty chapter’s adviser. “And she’s tenacious.” Cassel has witnessed Solsaa latch on to issues, including Amnesty’s efforts to lobby Vermont lawmakers for limits on solitary confinement for incarcerated youth. The young woman is currently helping to organize a March 24 protest in downtown Rutland, one of many to be held across the country that day in response to the Florida school shooting. She hopes to attract hundreds of southern Vermont students as part of “a continuation of youth seizing our power.” Solsaa has also begun a campaign to get her own school to fly a Black Lives Matter flag, after successful student efforts in Montpelier and Burlington. She sees her work as a way to bridge differences through education. “Oftentimes, I don’t think people are actively trying to be malicious or shut an event down — it’s just that they don’t understand,” Solsaa said. “There’s a lot of fear that comes from not understanding the issue.” The optimistic Vermont teen aspires to be a diplomat, or perhaps an advocate for a nonprofit such as Human Rights Watch. Politics is also a possibility, said Solsaa, who expresses herself through poetry and art. “There is so much to change,” she said, “but there is also so much to be hopeful about.”
Molly Thompson speaking at a local school
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I write about being trans.
Nathan DeGroot, 16, Montpelier High School
efore Nathan DeGroot found himself at the Northeastern Family Institute Hospital Diversion Program, an inpatient facility for suicidal teens, he had used a girl’s name. But he checked in as a boy, and when he walked out of the hospital three days later, he kept that identity. Finally, something felt right. DeGroot said he lived for years “feeling super uncomfortable in my body.” He didn’t realize being a boy was an option until 2015, when he shadowed a student at Montpelier High School who had a trans friend. “I met him and was like, Oh no, this is it!” DeGroot recalled. Coming out after his 2016 hospitalization, and
working through that fear, likely saved DeGroot’s life. Now he’s trying to do the same for others. During his sophomore year, he got involved with an online forum called What’s the Story? The Vermont Young People Social Action Team, which encourages students to connect by exploring social issues. Through that platform, DeGroot joined a group called Breaking Binary, which aimed to promote awareness of trans identity and value in a classroom setting. The group created a 30-minute documentary to raise awareness for trans students, as well as shorter videos to help teachers make their classrooms more inclusive. As a trans teen, DeGroot is acutely aware of safety, too. The soon-to-be 17-year-old spoke on the steps of the Statehouse last month in support of three gun-control bills. DeGroot related, somewhat gleefully, that he addressed Gov. Phil Scott during a press
Nathan DeGroot at a Gun Sense Vermont rally in Montpelier
conference, saying that the governor’s stance on one of the bills “was not a definitive answer.” He may have been speaking out of turn, he noted, but at least he was speaking up. Now a junior, DeGroot is part of a school club planning a speaker series for next year on “social sustainability” issues and organizing a concert to benefit Spectrum Youth & Family Services and the Vermont Ibutwa Initiative, a nonprofit that provides aid to the Democratic Republic of Congo. He recently started writing poetry. “I write about
The one thing I’d like to do is give back to the people.
Lauren Ryea, 17, Missisquoi Valley Union High School
t wasn’t too long ago that Abenakis in Vermont had to hide their identity to avoid being targeted by the state’s eugenics program. But today, Lauren Ryea, a senior at Missisquoi Valley Union High School in Swanton, proudly embraces her Native American heritage. “She’s the real deal,” said Jeff Benay, director of the federally funded Indian Education program for Franklin County. He’s known Ryea since she was a preschooler. “Lauren exemplifies the values and commitment the local Abenaki community takes pride in, and she is certainly one of the young people who will one day take her place as a community leader.” The unassuming teen has volunteered at Circle of Courage, an afterschool cultural program for Abenaki and non-Abenaki students, since she was in seventh grade. Today, 34 students are in the program, which teaches Abenaki dancing, drumming and artwork. Once a year, they perform for the third-grade class
at Malletts Bay School in Colchester, where Benay’s wife is the principal. Ryea has put in more than 2,000 hours volunteering at the center in the last six years, estimated program director Brenda Gagne. “She’s a part of the heartbeat of our community,” said Gagne, who’s also Ryea’s aunt and guardian. The 17-year-old is a “fancy shawl” dancer, which means she can participate in competitions at powwows, but she chooses not to. “I dance because I enjoy it and don’t believe in competing,” said Ryea. She first attended Circle of Courage as a young child. In 2012, when she was 12 and the Missisquoi tribe gained state recognition, the group performed in front of the Statehouse in Montpelier. Ryea was shy until her peers elected her to take over as drum leader at the end of sixth grade, Gagne
Lauren Ryea doing a “fancy shawl” dance at a powwow
Life is precious.
Celine Morris, 18, homeschooled in Barton
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noted. Now, the Highgate teen is comfortable in front of large audiences. “It’s a good feeling,” she said. To be a Circle of Courage volunteer, Ryea has to maintain good grades; she’s a straight-A student. In addition, she had to take an oath of purity, promising not to use alcohol, drugs or tobacco. A student representative on the Abenaki Parent Advisory Committee, which oversees all educational and cultural support services for the tribe, Ryea recently pushed the issue of suicide prevention to the forefront after the death of a schoolmate last year. A difficult upbringing may explain her outsize empathy for others. The youngest of three girls, Ryea was in third grade when she and her sisters were taken out of their home to live with Gagne. Their biological parents, who struggled with substance and alcohol abuse, were deemed unfit to care for their children. Both of Ryea’s sisters are now in college. “To watch them push through, make something of themselves, is really just inspiring to me,” said Ryea, who wants to become a surgeon. “The one thing I’d like to do is give back to the people,” she said. “If I can try to save lives and give them another chance at it, it’d be worth” the hard work.
killing the next generation. Just think about who that life could have been: the next great president. A great doctor.” Like each of her 12 siblings, Morris was homeschooled by her mother — her father is a long-haul truck driver. She studies tae kwon do and is nearly a black belt. She also works as a certified emergency medical responder in Barton and is just a written exam away from her emergency medical technician certification. Recently, Morris won an oratorical contest held by her local American Legion on the topic of gun control — she’s against it. “I’m all for the Second Amendment,” she said. This fall, Morris will attend the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, where she plans to study political science with the long-term goal of becoming a defense attorney. “I want to stand up for people who can’t stand up for Celine Morris at themselves,” she the Statehouse said. Morris intends to get involved in the pro-life movement at the Catholic school. “They pray at the abortion clinics, and they raise a lot of awareness that there are other options available,” she said. “Life is precious.” Given that she’s devoted nearly a third of her life to raising awareness around pro-life issues, Morris should fit in just fine at Franciscan. Said Beerworth: “I just hope she comes back.” DAN BOLLES
being trans, and not only being trans but being a boy in a relationship with another boy,” DeGroot said. At a recent open mic at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, he “floored the audience of graduate students,” said Kerrin McCadden, his former English teacher. By making his voice heard, McCadden suggested, DeGroot creates space for others to join him. “His writing is one of the ways he stands up for people,” she said. “And I hope — I trust — that he will have many books on the shelves.”
eing a pro-life activist in Vermont is probably something like being a guncontrol advocate in Alabama. Or, we suppose, it could be akin to being a pro-choice activist in the Yellowhammer State. The point is: It ain’t easy. Mary Beerworth, executive director of the Vermont Right to Life Committee, estimates that 70 percent of state residents identify as pro-choice. Turning that tide — particularly in a state that legalized abortion in 1972, one year ahead of Roe v. Wade — is an uphill battle. Judging by past precedent, it’s also likely a long one, which makes the development of young activists such as Celine Morris paramount to groups like VRLC. “We’re always looking for youth,” said Beerworth. Though Morris has only interned for a few weeks with the Montpelier-based nonprofit, the Barton native has organized fundraisers for the lobby group since she was 13 through Vermont Teens for Life. Among other moneymaking initiatives, VTFL sells roses on Mother’s Day, runs “baby bottle drives” and hosts bingo at the Orleans County Fair each summer. In January, the group places small crosses on a snowy hill in Barton to represent “all the babies that were killed,” explained Morris. Morris, 18, said she came to the pro-life movement both by her Catholic conviction and familial example. She is the third youngest of 13 children, three of whom were adopted. “I’m very pro-life,” she said with a chuckle, adding that her family is generally politically conservative. “I love life, and I think that, from the moment of conception, it’s a soul,” Morris continued. “It’s just sad to think that we are
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I’m faced with these problems every day. Joelyn Mensah, 18, Montpelier High School
wo years ago, Joelyn Mensah gathered with her fellow students to hear Major Jackson, the celebrated Burlingtonbased African American poet, in a Montpelier High School assembly. Mensah heard someone in the crowd use the N-word. “I was not shocked at all,” Mensah, now 18 and a senior, told Seven Days. But she was upset. Mensah sought out her school’s social worker, Mary Ellen Solon, who helped her connect with other students of color. The teen went on to found the school’s Racial Justice Alliance. Eight of its 25 members are black, at a school where only 18 of 350 students are African American. Mensah and other students of color chronicled specific incidents of racism they’d experienced in school, from inappropriate jokes to feeling they’d be
brushed aside or ignored if they raised their concerns to adults. With the help of MHS principal Mike McRaith, the group presented its findings at a faculty meeting. The teachers were surprised and appalled, according to Mensah. “School’s supposed to be a place where you’re safe and where you’re in an environment to thrive,” Mensah reflected. “The racism that was going on was distracting from my learning. I want students in the future to be able to go to school without that being as big of a hurdle as it was for me.” So on February 1, when Montpelier became the first high school in the country to fly the Black Lives Matter flag, it was a personal victory for Mensah. “Some students weren’t on board,” she said of the RJA’s crowning achievement; they didn’t believe the school
should be a place to express political opinions. National media attention brought backlash from beyond the local community, too. “I wasn’t really anticipating all the attention,” Mensah said, “so when it did come, it kind of shocked me.” In honor of Black History Month, the student group went on to orchestrate classroom screenings of 13th, a documentary on mass incarceration. It organized a school-wide “privilege walk” during which students took steps forward according to aspects of their identity and circumstances of their upbringing. “The work I do for the RJA is more
Joelyn Mensah raising the Black Lives Matter flag at Montpelier High School
than I do for any class right now,” Mensah admitted. Still, her transcript is a mixture of As and Bs, and she’s a self-identified “math geek” — both of her parents are accountants. Mensah is anxiously waiting to hear from her top two college choices: Smith College in Northampton, Mass., and Howard University, a historically black college in Washington, D.C. She hopes to study medicine and to
I’m tired of watching this happen. I’m tired of feeling powerless. Hannah Pandya, 18, St. Johnsbury Academy
lending in with the crowd was not a realistic option for an openly lesbian woman of color growing up in rural Vermont. Hannah Pandya stood out last month, too, in a packed Cedar Creek Room at the Vermont Statehouse, where she urged lawmakers to take decisive action to prevent gun violence. “The time has come over 500 times since the tragedy at Columbine,” the St. Johnsbury Academy senior told the crowd of reporters, students and legislators last month. “The names of these communities are now synonymous with the senseless violence and destruction
wrought by dangerous, unrestricted weapons, many of which are designed to slaughter large numbers of people in a short space of time.” Pandya got her start in activism by supporting LGBTQ efforts at school and in the Northeast Kingdom. The LGBTQ adults in that community inspired her by being “very out and proud and outspoken in an area that can be very harsh and unwelcoming,” Pandya said. One of those mentors is Elisa Lucozzi, pastor of United Community Church in St. Johnsbury, who met Pandya through a youth LGBTQ support group she facilitates. She said
Hannah Pandya speaking at the Statehouse about gun violence
Pandya’s drive as an activist comes from growing up as a minority lesbian in rural Vermont. “I think because she has those pieces
as part of who she is, that has made her … have to be an activist for herself, initially,” Lucozzi said, “and I think that’s motivated her to be an activist for
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climate.” Staff and students gave her a standing ovation. Though tenaciously dedicated, Mensah admitted that she is not a fan of public speaking. “I only do it out of necessity,” she said. The same is true of her social activism. “For me, it’s not a passion,” she said. “It’s something I have to do because I’m faced with these problems every day.”
those who come behind her.” It was Lucozzi who connected 18-year-old Pandya, of East Montpelier, with the Youth Lobby, the organization that brought student advocates to the Statehouse on February 22. “I think on the gun issue it was just that one moment of, I’m tired of watching this happen, I’m tired of feeling powerless, and here is this opportunity to do this that hasn’t been presented before,” Pandya said. The teen has never handled a gun, but she said attending school in the
Northeast Kingdom has given her a clear sense of the cultural affinity for firearms in Vermont. She doesn’t take issue with the state’s gun culture, but she has problems with policies that make assault rifles easier to buy than scratch-off lottery tickets. A former legislative page, Pandya said her more recent trip to the Statehouse made a big impression. She said she’s now certain she wants to pursue a career in advocacy or nonprofit work, advancing issues that are important to her. Although she’s looking at colleges in the Boston area, Pandya plans to return to Vermont after graduation. Political gridlock, such as that in Washington, D.C., “would be a lot easier to overcome here at the local level,” she said. Meanwhile, she said she’d “continue to pass petitions around, write letters to the editor, take any opportunity that I’m given to speak to the legislators” — including at a rally scheduled for March 24 in Montpelier.
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become an ob-gyn focused on the reproductive health of women of color. “Joelyn is a great student and wonderful activist,” McRaith said. “She is as wise as she is brave.” At the 2017 end-of-year assembly, Mensah was given the Solon Award, which recognizes students who have “demonstrated exceptional leadership in helping to build a positive school
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A gallery exhibit brings the “history” of Burlington’s fictional neighbor to life B Y RACHEL EL I ZAB E TH J ON E S PHOTOS: MATTHEW THORSEN
ow do you know a place exists? Because you can find it on a map or google it? You see its name emblazoned on a sweatshirt, or written on a souvenir in someone’s kitchen? Perhaps you hear it referenced in conversation, or maybe you’ve met someone who grew up there. Just how a community exists and how it produces artifacts are central questions for novelist and Champlain College associate professor of writing Erik Esckilsen. To explore that question, he created a fictional community. Recently opened at the Champlain College Art Gallery, an exhibition called “Quality of Life: The Ralston Historical Museum” uncannily conjures the life and times of a city close to Esckilsen’s heart: Burlington’s island neighbor, Ralston, which doesn’t exist. “I think of [the exhibition] as a spatial story,” Esckilsen said. Curated by Jane Adams, a Champlain MFA candidate in emergent media, and gallery director Dana Heffern, the show proffers a bevy of Ralston “artifacts.” They range from a lacquered Japanese tea set purportedly gifted by Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant ramen, to stereoscopic historical images, to a Ralston-branded windshield scraper. Displayed on pedestals or in Plexiglas cases and accompanied by descriptive labels, these relics are presented precisely as they might be in a real museum. A pictorial timeline of Ralston’s history spans the gallery’s northern wall, beginning in 1837 with the logging Thibodeau brothers and ending in 2015 with the election of Zora Dardas, the city’s second female mayor. “[Ralston] is a city that’s constantly trying to outBurlington Burlington,” Esckilsen said. “[It] tries to be more liberal than Burlington.” A monitor plays a short documentary about the origins of the town’s brewery, and an interactive map invites visitors to tie their memories of Ralston to precise locations on the island. This transmedia approach will reward visitors who pay close attention; from the various forms of representation, narrative threads begin to emerge. For a chronicle of a fictional place, the Ralston Historical Museum is shockingly comprehensive. But what end does all this mimicry of real life and real history serve? In that respect, Ralston has dual lives: as the setting for a novel and as a teaching tool. The seeds of Ralston were planted during Esckilsen’s sabbatical in the fall of 2014. Influenced by the work of media scholar Henry Jenkins, Esckilsen began to dive into “storytelling as world-building,” he said. A former journalist (who has contributed to Seven Days) and author of three young-adult novels, Esckilsen knew he wanted to write about community issues and smalltown political culture. With that in mind, he decided
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to “start to build the world first and see what kind of stories came out of that.” And so Ralston was born. Its name’s inspiration? Ralston Roast, Esckilsen said — “the Vermont Coffee Company blend that I hit pretty hard when I’m writing.” In November 2014, Esckilsen delivered a presentation on Ralston at a Shelburne Museum-hosted PechaKucha Night. In December 2015, he contributed his short story “The Ralston Snow-Blower Collective” to Seven Days’ Winter Reading Issue. Now, Esckilsen is seeking a publisher for the completed manuscript of his Ralston-based novel, Quality of Life. The book’s protagonist is a city council president, its inciting incident a school budget that doesn’t pass. Sound familiar?
that Ralston is not a utopian project — unlike Sir Thomas More’s Utopia, perhaps the most famous fictional locale in the Western tradition, whose name literally means “nowhere.” Though his students read More’s book, Esckilsen said, “Our tradition is to problematize [and] critique. We don’t sustain the notion of the utopia really for more than a second.” Instead, students are asked to work within limits and constructs that are based on Burlington and reality at large. “It’s not Second Life,” said Esckilsen, referring to the popular online virtual world. “It’s more a community based on real community. What happens in Burlington actually has an impact on what happens in Ralston.” He continued, “It’s really how we negotiate difference day by day that is
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the real work of community.” As Ralston cocreators, students have not only navigated and augmented the city’s history but also helped Esckilsen construct supplemental materials. The city seal originates from a sketch by Champlain third-year Ryan Place, and Esckilsen worked with several students to create Ralston Brewing Company logos and other Ralston-related materials. “People are in the habit of migrating fictional narratives to digital space,” Esckilsen observed. “It doesn’t occur to anybody to re-create material artifacts.” To hear him talk about Ralston is a trip; one could easily be convinced of its authenticity. Of his experiment, Esckilsen said, “It’s more detailed than any other fictional setting I’ve ever created.” m
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The underlying theme of the story, Esckilsen said, is “the unwitting oppressiveness of a liberal regime. In the fictions, I’m trying to explore the dark side of liberal progressivism.” Ralston’s influence on Esckilsen (or vice versa), however, extends beyond the literary. For three years, he has been introducing Ralston to students in his Champlain College course “The Rhetoric of Community.” The class examines “how communities use rhetoric to negotiate shared geography,” explained Esckilsen. “Ralston becomes one text that we use.” He asks students to learn about Ralston “through inference,” using a host of fabricated materials. They then apply what they’ve gleaned to craft proposals for appropriate additions to Ralston’s community fabric, be those artifacts or landmarks. One year, a student proposed a scenic lighthouse. Perennial topics of contention for the fictitious city council are proposed public artworks and the legalization of marijuana. Weed or no weed, Esckilsen is clear
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ica Thomas stands in front of a small audience and a long mirror and begins her routine. She stretches fluidly from side to side, forward and backward. Seemingly boneless, she bends and twists her spine, balances on her hands and pretzels one leg around her neck, the other around an arm. Nica is 8 years old. With the advantage of youth and gymnastics training, she makes flexibility look effortless. Today she’s rehearsing her Bikram moves, and it’s clear the Edmunds Elementary School third grader has the skills, poise and confidence to compete. Yes, that’s right: compete. Nica will be one of eight participants representing Vermont in the Northeast Super Regional Yoga Asana Championships this Saturday, March 10, in South Burlington. The other seven are women ranging in age from 28 to 53. All of them practice at Queen City Bikram Yoga. Marla Thomas — Nica’s mom — is the studio’s founder and owner, and she’s responsible for bringing the regional competition to Vermont for the first time. While previous regionals were New England-wide events, this “super” comp will also include competitors from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The competitions are produced by LA-based USA Yoga Federation, a national nonprofit launched by Rajashree Choudhury and “dedicated to developing and promoting Yoga Asana as a sport,” according to its website. USA Yoga is part of an international movement that began, like yoga itself, in India. Hearing the words “competitive yoga” for the first time, many people react the same way: “Isn’t that an oxymoron?” Thomas suggests that reflex implies a negative judgment — one that she dismisses. While USA Yoga has been producing regional and national competitions for just 15 years, its Indian roots go back centuries. But Thomas acknowledges
that the concept of yoga competition is still unfamiliar to many, including yogis who follow other traditions. “I think it’s been looked at as a Bikram thing,” she says. Janet Carscadden, owner of Evolution Physical Therapy & Yoga in Burlington, echoes
that thought. “It’s more in the Bikram world — they’ve taken yoga into the competitive world,” she says. “For a lot of people in yoga, it’s not about that; it’s a very spiritual practice.” Carscadden, who is also a physical therapist, has been practicing yoga since 1995
choices,” observes Sofi Dillof, cofounder of Laughing River Yoga in Burlington and an advanced certified Jivamukti yoga instructor. “For every person who feels triggered or turned off by the idea of a yoga competition, there will be another who is inspired.” For her part, Thomas believes “it’s our nature to be competitive.” She notes that many yogis — herself included — are or have been competitive athletes; the practice has helped them heal injuries and correct alignment. While practitioners are always “competing with themselves,” she says, this event allows participants to show what they have been able to accomplish. Thomas, now 45, began practicing yoga at age 28. She has participated in four U.S. yoga competitions and been an official timer for 12 years. Now she prefers the role of coach. “I want to be a good role model, to share what helps me,” Thomas says. “I feel like my place on the Earth is to help and inspire others.” Referring to the treatment of yoga as spectator sport, she adds, “People are interested in it — do you know how many
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and opened Evolution in 2006. Regarding this week’s competition in Vermont, she comments, “It’s nothing that I’ve ever been exposed to. But I think, like anything else, there are evolutions and branches [of yoga].” “Though, on an obvious level, the idea of a yoga competition seems counterintuitive, these participants have trained as hard as many professional athletes and don’t deserve to be shamed or criticized for their efforts and
people watch yoga videos on YouTube? It’s fun to watch.” A Bikram class typically uses 26 postures, each sustained for 10 seconds to a minute, and is conducted in a hot room — 105 degrees, with 40 percent humidity. But the competition, Thomas says, “is a different animal.” For starters, the South Burlington High School auditorium will not be excessively warm. Each competitor will present a routine consisting of four compulsory poses and two optionals in three minutes or less. There are age categories — 7 to 11, 12 to 17, 18 to 49 and 50-plus — and three levels of difficulty in the poses. The scoring system is similar
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to that of, say, Olympic gymnastics. Overall, the purpose of the competition is to demonstrate strength, balance and flexibility. Heather Leibenguth, 38, will be a first-time competitor this weekend. A hair stylist and aesthetician at O’Briens Salon, she took her first Bikram class in 2003 and has been practicing “solidly” for two and a half years. “I like the structure of the class,” Leibenguth says. “At the end, I feel great.” In addition to affecting her body, she adds, the practice “has helped a lot with my inner struggles, the ‘bad tapes.’ It’s a personal inner journey.” Karen Krieger, 47, is also competing for the first time. A Burlington rep for Colorado-based Coalition Snow, which makes skis and snowboards for women, she’s been doing yoga for 22 years and, she says, has “been a competitive athlete all my life.” But then, Krieger notes grimly, “I wrecked my back in a ski accident.” Practicing Bikram helped her to strengthen the muscles around a bulging disc and straighten her spine so that “I got it to pop back,” she says. Among the Vermonters competing this weekend, Alex Sturges is the most experienced; this will be her third time onstage. Now 28, she’s been practicing for eight years and teaching for nearly a year and a half at Queen City Bikram. As a “veteran,” she’s also playing a support role for her fellow participants. “The best part of the competition,” Sturges says, “is that the winning is really in the preparation. You work so hard, and you really deepen your practice. “The second part I love [about the competition] is all the people I meet,” she continues. “You’re meeting people from all over the country that you have so much in common with — they’ve really become my yoga tribe.” Thomas says her goal for this Saturday’s event is to see her competitors “do their routines in under three minutes and have a positive experience.” If the comp provides a supportive community for its participants, she suggests, it’s also an energy boost for the audience. “No one’s seen anything like this in Vermont,” Thomas enthuses. “I dare anyone not to be inspired.” m
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firm — attention that the partners consider unwelcome. Amir is intently focused on professional success. His Caucasian wife, Emily (Olivia Gilliatt), is steadily moving her painting career forward after receiving favorable reviews. Amir’s nephew (Kanwar Singh) changed his name to blend in but is tugged back to his Muslim heritage. Isaac (Sid Solomon), a curator at the Whitney, evaluates Emily’s work for inclusion in a forthcoming exhibition, potentially a major career milestone for her. Isaac’s wife, Jory (Dan’yelle Williamson), is Amir’s colleague at the firm, on the same partnership track despite the obstacles she faces as an African American woman. These aspirations are fertile ground for theater. Akhtar brings the two couples together for dinner, with enough alcohol to justify confrontations, speeches and insults. Isaac is critical of Israel’s military extremes; Amir denounces the Koran’s expression of gender inequality. This talk sounds enlightened, especially when Emily chimes in to defend Islamic culture and Jory appears to be living proof
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that a black woman can make a run at a law firm’s glass ceiling. Then, as strong opinions become attacks, civility dissolves. The four share a sense of wealth and privilege but discover that a taste for fine living is not a unifying principle bigger than their cultural differences. Everyone bristles, but Amir is the prickliest of all, and a disturbing secret is revealed. The play’s potential to show the tension between competing aspects of identity is undermined by the superficial nature of the characters. They’re abstractions, not people struggling to solve central questions about their existence. Director Carol Dunne moves the action forward crisply in 75 minutes, and the play grips attention from start to finish. By emphasizing the plot’s bombshells, Dunne keeps the actors focused on the discomfort of meeting social expectations while burying atavistic impulses. In this production, director and actors rely on the lines and actions to tell the story without investigating character complexities that drive behavior. The show is sometimes closer to an earnest essay than a work of theater. One could argue that simply voicing Akhtar’s banter, rationalizations, jabs and counterattacks keeps attention on the words themselves and encourages us to see the very archetypes to which we reduce others. That approach may work for some viewers, but words without emotional
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here’s no such thing as an American whose ancestry can’t be shoved into a category. In Disgraced, playwright Ayad Akhtar gathers two Pakistani Americans, an African American, a Jewish American, and a WASP whose immigrant heritage no longer sticks out. The Northern Stage production maps the minefield of cultural assimilation with an emphasis on what’s polarizing about categories, both to the observer and the observed. Disgraced won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for drama and is currently one of the most frequently performed contemporary plays. Its subject couldn’t be more important, which is why the artistic emptiness of Disgraced is such a disappointment. Akhtar gets the structure for tension just right, setting conflicting forces at work on characters with distinct cultural identities. But he gives them little inner life and, in this production, the actors don’t supply it either. It’s a play that makes you think, but it doesn’t make you feel. On a topic like this, perhaps thinking is enough. Set in a luxurious Manhattan apartment a decade after 9/11, the story features people who’ve achieved significant worldly success. Do such accomplishments require them to renounce their cultural identities as capitalism homogenizes them? Amir Kapoor (Amar Srivastava) has edited his own narrative just short of dishonesty. He’s dropped his Pakistani family name for an Indian one and denounces the extremes of Islam. He seems to distance himself from his cultural roots as he seeks partnership in a top mergers-and-acquisitions law firm. When his nephew urges him to become involved in the defense of an imam accused of raising money for terrorism, Amir tries to straddle his divided allegiances. He appears at the trial unofficially but draws publicity to his law
depth don’t convey characters’ conflicts fully, even if they tell the story. And the fast pace, while energizing, comes at a cost. The sense of a passage of time, or even the effect of events on the characters, is lost. Speedy exchanges can leave out the moment when a thought registers or an emotion flares. Bill Clarke’s apartment set evokes the majesty of Manhattan wealth with restrained emptiness. A massive cornice crowns the creamy walls, and plaster filigree and arched windows above the doorways reflect the occupants’ wealth and taste. Lighting by Dan Kotlowitz keeps the time of day and season a subtle presence and carries some of the storytelling in a key scene. The program includes a director’s note from Dunne with the disclaimer that the play has been criticized by Muslim Americans for portraying a Muslim man’s negative side. But why should that be perilous for artists? By the logic of the complaint, characters in stories are no longer individuals but statements about vast groups. Akhtar’s play doesn’t achieve rich characterization, and it’s legitimate to note that his characters are clichés. They’re not, however, clichés designed to condemn, but failures of artistic imagination. The play falls short, at least in this production, in the outbursts of pride and anger. Thursday’s preview audience quietly, obediently gasped when a racial insult was spoken, when spit flew, when a blow was struck. All of us saw the signal that a character had gone too far. What we didn’t see was a character under such pressure that he had no choice. By portraying people reconciling competing claims on their identities, Disgraced has a dazzling premise. It’s not fully realized, but the questions raised are vital ones. m Contact: email@example.com
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In Good Spirits Longtime public health colleagues launch a craft distillery B Y M EL I SSA PASANEN
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raig Stevens and Naomi Clemmons have worked for more than two decades in public health. While the field is rewarding, the longtime friends and colleagues say, it’s not known for its fun quotient. Their latest enterprise, Wild Hart Distillery, is a different animal. “Although we’re both very passionate about public health, we always dreamed of doing other things,” Clemmons said recently, sitting at a table with Stevens in their Shelburne distillery, which opened last fall. “Our work is stressful.” “It’s hard,” agreed Stevens. “In public health, change takes a long time.” He gestured around the light-filled, 2,650-square-foot distillery filled with shiny equipment. “Here,” Stevens said, “within a month’s time we can distill and package a spirit. I love making something, holding that first bottle.” That said, the craft beverage entrepreneurs admitted, the path to launching their new business has been hard, too: slower than expected and, despite careful business planning, costlier due to unanticipated bumps in the road. In fact, it took more than three years and about $500,000 from their first water-cooler chat about the idea to the November public opening of their tasting room and distillery. Wild Hart joins a growing number of distilleries in Vermont — now 19, according to the state Department of Liquor Control’s 2017 annual report. The company’s inaugural line consists of three spirits: a straight American dry gin; Burning Embers, a 45-proof liquor inspired by the Swedish spiced-wine punch called glogg, that blends house-distilled and flavored vodka with Shelburne Vineyard’s red wine; and Sugarfoot gin, made with limeleaf-infused maple syrup from Runamok Maple in Cambridge. At the Wild Hart tasting room, visitors can sample all three spirits and purchase Burning Embers
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and Sugarfoot. Twenty Vermont liquor stores currently sell the three Wild Hart products. Restaurant distribution is in the works. Clemmons and Stevens first met in the early 1990s while each was earning a master’s degree in public health at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Both now live with their families in Burlington and juggle distillery responsibilities with full-time jobs at the local office of Boston-headquartered John Snow, Inc., a global public health consulting firm. Clemmons, 50, is the youngest of five children raised on her family’s 148-acre farm in Charlotte, where her parents, both medical health professionals, settled LISTEN IN ON LOCAL FOODIES...
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in 1962. The Clemmons Family Farm is one of the largest African Americanowned historic farms in Vermont and a landmark site on the state’s African American Heritage Trail. Stevens, 49, grew up outside of Worcester, Mass., and moved to Vermont for his first public health job in 1995. The two have worked together for much of their careers and, over the years, had talked about doing a side project. “We would say to each other, ‘If you have a good idea, let me know and we’ll see if it holds water,’” Clemmons explained. “We wanted something different from what we do in public health. We wanted something fun, hands-on, that would take our brains in a completely
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different direction, but something where we could still bring our project management skills. “Craig always talked about wanting something that he could hold,” Clemmons continued, “and I always wanted something to do with community that would bring people together in a fun way.” Ideas came and went until, she recalled, “I was lying in bed one night trying to think about what assets I have in my life. I don’t have deep pockets, but I have a great community and know a lot of people and have such good friendships.” One of those friends, she said, is IN GOOD SPIRITS
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license, which covers sales at the place of manufacture and at market, also covers the CSA. In the spring, a share might include a bottle of the farm’s maple whiskey, made with sap and oats and sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. Or it could mean flasks of berry
Some farms sell vegetables through community-supported agriculture programs. Other farms supply CSA customers with monthly drops of pastured pork, beef or poultry. In some areas, you can sign up for regular, prepaid bread or baked-goods shares. Now, if Washington County is convenient for you, skip the trip to the liquor store and get your hooch through a CSA subscription. Members of HOOKER MOUNTAIN FARM DISTILLERY’s new distilled-spirits CSA pay $89 to $340 in exchange for a share of the Cabot farm and distillery’s monthly output for three or six months, co-owner KEMPTON RANDOLPH said. Each share has a $35 value. The farm’s fourth-class liquor
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farmer Tom Kenyon of Aurora Farms in Charlotte, a neighbor of Clemmons Family Farm. He cultivates grain, including corn, and markets it under the brand Nitty Gritty Grain Company of Vermont. “I’d been reading about the craft distillery movement, and I love bourbon,” Clemmons said, referring to the barrel-aged American whiskey traditionally made from corn. “I thought, I know this guy who grows great organic grain. Even though I know nothing about distilling, why don’t I become a distiller? I think I romanticized the concept. My husband thought I was crazy.” Stevens, however, was intrigued and started doing research. “That’s one thing we know how to do,” he said. “In our work, you’re always researching.” The friends devoted a week of vacation time to take an introductory course in craft distilling at Vermont Technical College in Randolph. The teacher was the state’s micro-distilling pioneer, Duncan Holaday. Clemmons and Stevens then began working with Holaday to develop a product line. They were inspired by Vermont’s active distilling community and robust interest in handcrafted food and beverages with a local spin. The partners’ thorough business plan landed them a $150,000 loan from the Vermont Economic Development Authority. During the process, Clemmons was tickled to learn from her parents that her grandfather used to make peach brandy in Shreveport, La., in the early 1900s. “He put the bottles under the floorboards of the house to hide it,” she said with a grin. Even her husband began to warm to the idea. There was a lot to navigate along the way, but Clemmons and Stevens worked through it. They’ve known each other so long, Clemmons observed, “we’re like siblings.” “That doesn’t mean it always goes smoothly, but you keep your eye on the prize,” Stevens added. One key decision was hiring distiller Joe Buswell to join their team as a part-time employee, rather than just a consultant. “We were naïve with a capital N,” admitted Clemmons. “We thought, We can do this. We’re going to roll up our sleeves and do it. Then the still arrived, and it was like, holy shit.” The still and its installation costs accounted for about half of Wild Hart’s startup budget. Covering almost the
length of the distillery’s western wall, in front of tall windows overlooking Route 7, the squat, round still resembles a one-eyed, potbellied robot followed by three columns — for distilling whiskey, vodka and gin, respectively — and a condenser. The tallest column stretches nearly to the ceiling and features round portholelike windows. Stevens pointed to the 30 blue levers running up the side like flute keys. “It’s complicated,” he said with dry
Vermont with a winemaking background but then honed skills as a distiller while working for several industry frontrunners. They included Caledonia Spirits in Hardwick, whose Barr Hill Gin is the best-selling Vermont-made spirit in the state, according to the Department of Liquor Control. Buswell clarified that his role is to execute on the founders’ vision, to help steer and refine the best execution of what Clemmons and Stevens
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understatement. “There really is an art and a science to the distilling.” “The art comes first,” Clemmons added. “When I see Joe interacting with the still, he’s touching things, he’s looking at things, he’s feeling the equipment itself for the heat, and that is truly artistic, [using it] more like an instrument.” The Wild Hart founders were introduced to Buswell through a fellow Vermont Technical College distilling course student. Buswell had arrived in
want to produce. “Most people who are successful,” he said, “aren’t successful because they’re doing what everyone else is doing.” The distiller said he appreciates the team at Wild Hart, which includes another part-time employee in sales and distribution. “None of our meetings are ever boring,” Buswell quipped. Wild Hart’s current focus is on wrapping up development of its first vodka made from locally grown corn. The initial product line was distilled from cane
sugar because “it’s easier to dial in the equipment with that,” Stevens explained. Once the vodka is finalized, they plan to move all distillation to a corn base. Huge white bags of Kenyon’s certified organic corn were stacked behind the meeting table. Clemmons pulled out her phone to show a photo of her elegant, nonagenarian mother and “lady friends” gathered around that same meeting table for dirty martinis featuring a test batch of Wild Hart vodka. Their smiles were eclipsed only by Clemmons’ own happy face. This kind of joyful gathering, centered on a product made with local ingredients, represents exactly why she embarked upon this crazy endeavor in the first place, said Clemmons. “For me, it’s about the community, making more partnerships with more different entities,” she said. “I want people to see Wild Hart as a destination for community gatherings, as a company that thinks outside the box, that welcomes new ideas.” Clemmons pointed out that a close friend who is originally from Sweden inspired Burning Embers and that the distillery’s very name emerged from community brainstorming. “In public health, we work in teams because that’s when innovation happens,” she said. “That’s our strength — that we will reach out to others, like we have so far to Shelburne Vineyard and to Runamok Maple, to come up with something unique that will take us far.” Clemmons traces her focus on community back to her parents. “It wasn’t easy growing up black in Vermont. It was complicated,” she said carefully. “But I think the values my parents had influenced me. They are very community oriented. I attribute it to my parents, who made good neighbors.” In turn, she said, “They would come home to a pie on the counter, or a freshly baked loaf of bread.” While the aged bourbon that originally inspired Clemmons is still a few years off, she promised, “We’ll get there.” And one day, perhaps, Wild Hart’s neighbors will come home to a bottle of locally crafted bourbon on their counter. m Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 July 12, 2017, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Jon M. Marcoux and Karen A. Marcoux to Centex Home Equity Company, LLC, dated August 12, 2005 and recorded in Book 726 Page 717 of the land records of the City of South Burlington, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by virtue of a corrective assignment of mortgage from Nationstar Mortgage LLC f/k/a Centex Home Equity Company, LLC to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust, Inc. 2006-HE1, Asset-Backed PassThrough Certificates, Series 2006-HE1 dated November 15, 2011 and recorded in Book 1121 Page 21 of the land records of the City of South Burlington for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 299 Juniper, Unit 17A, South Burlington, Vermont on April 2, 2018 at 12:00 PM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: ALL A CONDOMINIUM UNIT AND UNDIVIDED PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE LAND AND IMPROVEMENTS CONSTITUTING THE COMMON ELEMENTS OF THE CONDOMINIUM, LOCATED IN THE CITY OF
SOUTH BURLINGTON, COUNTY CHITTENDEN 3/1/18 3:22 PM AND STATE OF VERMONT, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, VIZ: BEING CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. 17A (THE “UNIT”) OF QUARRY RIDGE TOWNHOMES (THE “CONDOMINIUM”) AS DESCRIBED AND DEPICTED IN THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM FOR QUARRY RIDGE TOWNHOMES, AND ALL EXHIBITS THERERTO, DATED JUNE 30, 1999 AND RECORDED ON JUNE 30, 1999 IN VOLUME 457 AT PAGES 196-234 OF THE CITY OF SOUTH BURLINGTON LAND RECORDS, AS AMENDED BY FIRST AMENDMENT TO DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM DATED OCTOBER 21, 1999 AND RECORDED IN VOLUME 464 AT PAGES 583-589 OF THE CITY OF SOUTH BURLINGTON LAND RECORDS (THE “DECLARATION”), TOGETHER WITH THE UNIT’S ALLOCATED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS OF THE CONDOMINIUM AS DEPICTED AND DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT “D” OF SAID DECLARATION (THE UNIT AND ITS ALLOCATED INTEREST ARE COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO HEREIN AS THE “PROPERTY”). THE POST OFFICE ADDRESS OF THE UNIT IS 299 JUNIDPER DRIVE, SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT 05403. THE LOCATION OF THE UNIT, AND THE LAND COMPRISING THE COMMON ELEMENTS OF THE CONDOMINIUM ARE DEPICTED ON A PLAN ENTITLED: “CEDAR RIDGE TOWNHOMES, PATCHEN ROAD, SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT, MASTER
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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.
BOUNDARIES AND THE FLOOR PLANS OF THE UNIT ARE DESCRIBED AND DEPICTED IN EXHIBIT “C” OF THE DECLARATION, WHICH FLOOR PLANS ARE RECORDED IN MAP VOLUME 450 AT PAGE 34-36 OF THE CITY OF SOUTH BURLINGTON LAND RECORDS (THE “FLOOR PLANS”).
Reference is hereby SITE PLAN,” PREPARED made to the above BY TRUDELL CONSULTinstruments and to the ING ENGINEERS, INC. records and references DATED MAY 9, 1996, contained therein in AND RECORDED AT MAP further aid of this deVOLUME 386 AT PAGE 45 scription. OF THE CITY OF SOUTH BURLINGTON LAND Terms of sale: Said RECORDS, AND REVISED premises will be sold PLAN ENTITLED: “QUARand conveyed subject to RY RIDGE TOWNHOMES, all liens, encumbrances, PATCHEN ROAD, SOUTH unpaid taxes, tax titles, BURLINGTON, MASTER municipal liens and asSITE PLAN,” PREPARED sessments, if any, which BY TRUDELL CONSULTtake precedence over ING ENGINEERS, INC., the said mortgage above DATED JUNE 23, 1999 described. ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT “B” TO THE DECLARATEN THOUSAND TION AND RECORDED IN ($10,000.00) Dollars of MAP VOLUME 430 AT the purchase price must PAGE 101 OF THE CITY be paid by a certified OF SOUTH BURLINGTON check, bank treasurer’s LAND RECORDS, AND or cashier’s check at the AS FURTHER REVISED time and place of the BY REVISION DATED sale by the purchaser. OCTOBER 20, 1999 AND The balance of the purRECORDED IN MAP chase price shall be paid VOLUME 450 AT PAGE 37 by a certified check, bank OF THE CITY OF SOUTH treasurer’s or cashier’s BURLINGTON LAND REcheck within sixty (60) CORDS (THE “PLAN”). days after the date of THE SPECIFIC LOCATION sale. OF THE UNIT WITHIN ITS BUILDING, ITS VERTICAL Using the enclosed math operations
DATED: February 15, 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 FRANKLIN UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 133-4-15 FRCV U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR RMAC TRUST, SERIES 2016-CTT v. MELINDA RAYMOND AND ROBERT GALLEY OCCUPANTS OF: 209 Tabor Hill 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
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To wit: Being all the land and premises conveyed to Robert Galley and Melinda Raymond by Warranty Deed of Gregory J. Allard and Julieanne E. Allard, dated November 9, 2001, of record in Volume 131, Pages 457458 of the Land Records of the Town of Fairfax, being further described as follows:
Being a parcel of land, together with all improvements situated thereon, located on the southerly side of Tabor Hill Road, so-called (sometimes also referred to as Huntsville Road).
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Said parcel has a frontage and southerly backline of 250 feet, more or less, and east and west sidelines of 100 feet, more or less. Said parcel is bounded substantially by George and Hughette George C. Drinkwine, Sr. as follows: on the north Drinkwine. by the aforesaid Tabor FSBO-JeannaBradley022818.indd 1 dated December 1, 1977 and recorded in Book 46, Hill Road; on the east Also included herewith Page 16 of said Fairfax by the Fairfax/Fletcher are certain water rights Land Records. town line; and on the as more fully described south and west by lands in the deed from George Also included herewith now or formerly owned C. Drinkwine, Jr. and are all of the rights with respect to the mainteComplete the following puzzle by Hughette usingDrinkwine the to nance and repair of a numbers 1-9 only once in each row, column leach field as more fully described in a Quitclaim and 3 x 3 box. Deed from John A. Russell and James K. Warner to Stephan C. Ziemba dated July 26, 1982 and recorded in Book 51 at Page 181 of the said Fairfax Land Records.
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Being the lands and premises commonly known as 209 Tabor Hill Road.
PM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage,
Decree of Foreclosure entered April 30, 2017, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Melinda Raymond and Robert Galley to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Ohio Savings Bank, dated October 5, 2005 and recorded in Book 173 Page 411 of the land records of the Town of Fairfax, 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 Ohio Savings Bank to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. dated October 15, 2007 and recorded in Book 192 Page 136 and (2) Assignment of Mortgage from Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. to U.S. Bank National Association, not in its individual capacity but solely as trustee for RMAC Trust, Series 2016-CTT dated October 2, 2017 recorded in Book 255 Page 346 both 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 209 Tabor Hill Road, Fairfax, Vermont on March 20, 2018 at 1:00
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Reference is hereby made to the above instruments, the records thereof, the references therein made and their respective records and references in aid of this description. 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
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time and place of the sale by the purchaser. 2/26/18 1:13 PM 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: February 14, 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 FRANKLIN UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 254-7-16 FRCV WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. v. WILLIAM SAVARIA III AND KRISTIN M. SAVARIA OCCUPANTS OF: 279 Swamp 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
SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS Decree of Foreclosure entered May 30, 2017, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by William Savaria III and Kristin M. Savaria to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Ark-La-Tex Financial Services, LLC dba Benchmark Mortgage, dated February 21, 2014 and recorded in Book 234 Page 123 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 Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Ark-La-Tex Financial Services, LLC dba Benchmark Mortgage to Wells Fargo Bank, NA dated April 3, 2015 and recorded in Book 240 Page 371 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 279 Swamp Road, Fairfax, Vermont on April 3, 2018 at 3:00 PM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: Being all and the same
land and premises conveyed to Patricia A. McGovern by Warranty Deed of Deborah G. Allinger (f/k/a Deborah Porter), dated July 12, 1995 and recorded in Volume 93, Page 434 of the Town of Fairfax Land Records. A parcel of land, consisting of 36,770 square feet of land, more or less, together with the buildings thereon, situated on the easterly side of Town Highway #28, commonly referred to as the “Swamp Road, approximately 1.2 miles northerly of the intersection of Town Highway #28 with State Aid Highway #2, and commonly known as 279 Swamp Road. Said land and premises are more particularly described by metes and bounds as follows: commencing at the southwesterly corner of a parcel of land containing 18 acres, more or less, and having been conveyed to Arthur W. and Margaret C. Webb by warranty deed of Leno A. Wetherbee of record in Book 37, Page 232 of the Town of Fairfax Land Records, said corner being marked by a surveyor’s metal tee located at the intersection of the Town
Highway right-of-way (1.5 rods easterly of and normal to the center line of the travelled way) and the boundary fence between the property now or formerly owned by the said Webbs and property now or formerly owned by Jean Guy Rainville; thence bearing N 9°33’ E for a distance of 150.63 feet along the easterly right-of-way boundary of Town Highway #28 to the northwesterly corner of the parcel herein conveyed, said corner being marked by a surveyor’s metal tee stake; thence bearing S 73° 33’ E for a distance of 190.81 feet across lands now or formerly owned by the said Webbs to a northerly internal corner of the parcel herein conveyed, said corner being marked by a surveyor’s metal tee stake; thence bearing N 78° 50’ E for a distance of 91.93 feet across lands now or formerly owned by the said Webbs to the northeasterly corner of the parcel herein conveyed, said corner being marked by a surveyor’s metal tee stake; thence bearing S 18° 45’ E for a distance of 126.21 feet across lands now or formerly owned by the said Webbs and being also the interface between open meadow
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to the interior of these metes and bounds and wooded land to the exterior, arriving at the southeasterly corner of the parcel herein conveyed, said corner lying at the northerly boundary of the aforementioned Rainville property and being marked by a surveyor’s metal tee stake; thence bearing N 88°47’ W for a distance of 338.80 feet along the northerly boundary of the said. Rainville property, said boundary being marked by an existing stone wall and wire fence, to the point or place of beginning. The premises conveyed herein are subject to a right-of-way over and across a strip of land 150.63 feet in length and 1.5 rods in width between the center line and the easterly right-of-way line of Town Highway #28 along the westerly side of said premises. Reference is made to a Map entitled “Ronald Morrissette, Map of Property Survey” dated April 14, 1970, and prepared by Buck and Pierce, Civil Engineers and designated Project 70-4-18-11 and recorded in the Town of Fairfax
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Being all and the same land and premises conveyed to James R. Boudah and Deborah Porter, now Deborah G. Ailinger, by warranty deed of Michael E. Grant and Elizabeth A. Grant dated August 21, 1985 and recorded in Book 56, Pages 474-475 of the Fairfax Land Records; title vested in Deborah Porter by virtue of a quit-claim deed from James R. Boudah dated December 13, 1990 and recorded in Book 74, Pages 287-288 of the Town of Fairfax Land Records.
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 aforementioned instruments and their records and to the references therein contained in further aid of this description.
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.
Mark R. Ailinger joins in this deed to convey any interest he may have by virtue of his relationship as husband of the said Deborah G. Ailinger. Parcel ID # SP0279.
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 above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in
DATED: February 12, 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 LAMOILLE UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 167-8-15 LECV U.S BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST v. JAMES D. SHEPHERD, MARTHA W. SHEPHERD, STERLING WOODS COMMUNITY OWNERS ASSOCIATION AND DANIEL W. BURGESS OCCUPANTS OF: 117 Sterling Woods, Stowe, 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 July 12, 2017, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by James D. Shepherd and Martha W. Shepherd to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for IndyMac Bank, F.S.B., dated December 22, 2006 and recorded in
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Book 670 Page 171 of the land records of the Town of Stowe, 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 IndyMac Bank, F.S.B. to Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC dated June 30, 2014 and recorded in Book 891 Page 23 and (2) Assignment of Mortgage from Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC to U.S Bank Trust, N.A., As Trustee For LSF9 Master Participation Trust dated April 27, 2016 and recorded in Book 959 Page 318, both of the land records of the Town of Stowe for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 117 Sterling Woods, Stowe, Vermont on March 27, 2018 at 2:30 PM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: All that certain parcel of land being situated in the Town of Stowe, County of Lamoille, State of Vermont, being known and designated as a part
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To the creditors of Jonas Robertson, Jr. late of Essex, 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
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STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT PROBATE DIVISION DOCKET NO. 132-1-18 CNPR In re estate of Jonas Robertson, Jr.
By: /s/Grant C. Rees, Esq. Grant C. Rees Attorney, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 307 South Burlington, VT 05403 Attorney for Plaintiff
Nationstar Mortgage LLC,
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.
Dated at South Burlington, Vermont this 19th day of February, 2018.
The mortgagor is
By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Allison Mullis and Janice Presutti to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. dated February 16, 2007 and recorded in Volume 342, Page 209, which mortgage was assigned to Nationstar Mortgage LLC by an instrument
Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash or cashier’s check by purchaser at the time of sale, with the balance due at closing. The sale is subject to taxes due and owing to the Town of Milton and any liens against the property.
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.
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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.
To Wit: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Allison Mullis and Janice Presutti by Warranty Deed of Michael R. Thorpe dated February 16, 2007 and recorded March 1, 2007 in Volume 342, Page 209 of the Land Records of the Town of Milton.
Excepting and reserving unto Grantor, his heirs, successors and assigns as a right appurtenant to Lot 12, at all points within a 100 foot radius of the pin marking the common corner of Lots 8 and 9 and which is in the sideline of Lot 12, the right to conduct all surface activities including, without limitation, the right to landscape, plant or remove vegetation and to alter the surface of the area excepted and reserved unto Grantor provided however, that the right to conduct sur-
Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description.
STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT CIVIL DIVISION DOCKET NO. 873-1016 CNCV Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff v. Allison Mullis, Janice Presutti and Occupants residing at 35 Meadow Road, Milton, Vermont, Defendants
Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Grant C. Rees Attorney, PLC, 30 Kimball Avenue, Ste. 307, South Burlington, VT 05403, (802) 6609000. This sale may be cancelled at any time prior to the scheduled sale date without prior notice.
Being Lot No. 8 as shown on a survey plan titled “Sterling Woods Community” by Paul C. Harrington dated September, 1983, as recorded in Map Book 4 at Pages 114-115 of the Town of Stowe Land Records.
Tax/Parcel ID: 19067-110
DATED: February 12, 2018 By: /S/Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032
dated July 22, 2013 and recorded on August 23, 2013 in Volume 439, Page 397 of the Land Records of the Town of Milton. Pursuant to the power of sale in the subject mortgage, of which Plaintiff is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same, the collateral property will be sold at Public Auction at 11:00 A.M. on March 21, 2018, at 35 Meadow Road, Milton, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage:
of all and the same land and premises conveyed to Nelson S. Riley, III, by Sterling Valley, a Limited Partnership, by its Warranty Deed dated August 7, 1981, and of record in Book 103 at Pages 137138 of the Town of Stowe Land Records.
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.
face activities excepted and reserved shall not include the right to erect any building or structure on any part of the land and premises excepted and reserved. As to all points more than 100 feet but less than 175 feet from the above-referenced pin, no cutting of live trees or fencing activities shall occur except with the mutual consent of Grantor and Grantee and their heirs, successors and assigns.
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: February 26, 2018 /s/ Naomi Wilson Signature of Fiduciary Naomi Wilson Executor/Administrator: c/o C. Dennis Hill Esq. 333 Dorset Street South Burlington, VT 05403 802-497-0079 Name of publication Seven Days Publication Dates: 3/7/2018 Name and Address of Court: Chittenden Superior Court Probate Division PO Box 511 Burlington, VT 054020511 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT PROBATE DIVISION DOCKET NO. 1702-1217 CNPR In re estate of James R. Lynch. NOTICE TO CREDITORS To the creditors of James R. Lynch late of South Burlington, 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: 2/22/18 /s/ Victoria Lynch Signature of Fiduciary Victoria Lynch Executor/Administrator: 105 Swift St. So. Burlington 802-862-3487 Name of publication Seven Days Publication Date: 3/7/2018 Name and Address of Court: Chittenden Superior Court Probate Division PO Box 511 Burlington, VT 05402
STATE OF VERMONT WASHINGTON UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 370-6-15 WNCV NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE v. MARGUERITE MUNRO AND THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT OCCUPANTS OF 384 RIVER RIDGE ROAD, WAITSFIELD, 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 June 28, 2017, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Marguerite Munro to MetLife Home Loans, a Division of Metlife Bank, N.A., dated July 20, 2009 and recorded in Book 135 Page 455 of the land records of the Town of Waitsfield, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by virtue of a Corrective Assignment of Mortgage from MetLife Home Loans, a Division of Metlife Bank, N.A to Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion Mortgage dated December 14, 2012 and recorded in Book 149 Page 380 of the land records of the Town of Waitsfield for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 384 River Ridge Road, Waitsfield, Vermont on March 20, 2018 at 2:00PM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN TOWNSHIP OF WAITSFIELD, WASHINGTON COUNTY, STATE OF VERMONT, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS METES AND BOUNDS PROPERTY. BEING ALL AND THE SAME LAND AND PREMISES CONVEYED TO MARGUERITE MUNRO BY QUITCLAIM DEED OF ALASDAIR T. MUNRO AND MARGUERITE MUNRO DATED OCTOBER 2, 1984 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 44, PAGE 15 OF THE WAITSFIELD LAND RECORDS. BEING ALL AND THE SAME LAND AND PREMISES CONVEYED TO ALASDAIR T. AND MARGUERITE MUN-
RO BY WARRANTY DEED OF A.N.B. VENTURES, LTD. DATED JANUARY 11, 1971 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 24, PAGE 295 OF THE WAITSFIELD LAND RECORDS. BEING A 5.00 ACRE PARCEL OF LAND, MORE OR LESS (WAITSFIELD GRAND LIST HAS THE PROPERTY SIZE AS BEING 6.60 ACRES) WITH DWELLING AND IMPROVEMENTS LOCATED THEREON AND MORE PARTICULARLY KNOWN AS 384 RIVER RIDGE ROAD IN THE TOWN OF WAITSFIELD, VERMONT. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY AS CONVEYED FROM ALASDAIR T. MUNRO AND MARGUERITE MUNRO TO MARGUERITE MUNRO, AS DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 44 PAGE 15 DATED 10/02/1984 AND RECORDED 10/02/1984, WASHINGTON COUNTY RECORDS, STATE OF VERMONT. Tax ID: 029026000.00 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: February 5, 2018 By: /S/Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032
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Innovative, statewide Employee Assistance Program, Invest EAP (www.investeap.org), in partnership with Vermont Association of Business, Industry and Rehabilitation (www.vabir.org), seeks organized and reliable professional to provide excellent customer service to members and colleagues. This role will support our clinical and business staff to ensure that all services are delivered with distinction and confidence. Duties would include resource research and referral, data entry, managing information in multiple databases and member outreach and support. Candidate must be highly proficient with current technology, have the ability to work independently, take directives and abide by the highest professional ethical standards and confidentiality. Position requires a bachelor’s degree at minimum, preferably in the human services field. This position is part-time, 18-22 hours a week. The ideal candidate would work 3-4 hours 5 days a week in our Cherry St. offices in downtown Burlington, though we have some ability to craft a flexible schedule. Must be able to work Thursday morning 8:00 to 12:00. This position requires highly effective communication style and the ability to be part of a team. The best match will be able to work in a dynamic environment with great staff supporting our diverse client base. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Marc Adams at email@example.com before 3/18/2018.
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Donor Relations Manager Want to help save the planet? THE NATURE CONSERVANCY in Vermont seeks a dynamic professional to serve as its full-time Donor Relations Manager. This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization. The Donor Relations Manager works as part of the philanthropy team to identify and qualify major gift prospects. He/she will coordinate and implement effective multi-year strategies and plans for gift prospects, including corporate, foundation, and individual donors. We are seeking an energetic and dedicated professional with experience in philanthropy who works best in a collaborative, fast-paced environment and enjoys being on the road and out with donors. Our ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to conservation and the ability to build and leverage strong community relationships in Vermont. We have a fantastic office environment located in Montpelier, VT, and offer a competitive salary with great benefits. Bachelor’s degree and 2 years’ related experience or equivalent combination required. For a complete position description and to apply, visit nature.org/careers and search for job #46228. The application deadline is 11:59 PM EST March 9, 2018.
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Seeking individuals to provide support services to adults in psychiatric, emotional and/or substance crisis in a variety of settings, including crisis stabilization beds. We have Clinician positions (evening and overnight shifts) and a Supervisor position available. Monitor clients’ well-being and help clients in their process of stabilization and to achieve their highest level of functioning. Bachelor’s and master’s degree required.
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Provide services through Chittenden Clinic’s outpatient opioid treatment program to patients dependent/recovering from dependence on opioids. In addition to service delivery, assist in developing and implementing clinic policy and procedure. Master’s degree required. LADC or Clinical License preferred.
Community Health Social Worker 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.
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Home Health Services Coordinator Work with clients and community partners as part of a Howard Center team serving individuals receiving medication assisted treatment through the Chittenden Clinic/HUB. Consider this position if you have a master’s degree, are licensed/license-eligible, and have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
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Maintain a DBT-informed transitional house for incarcerated women. Supervises the residential treatment program to ensure that state, federal, and agency regulations are adhered to, provide clinical supervision and training to staff, and assist in the creation of treatment plans, crisis plans, etc. Master’s degree and licensed/license-eligible.
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SEVEN DAYS: Where did you grow up, and how did your family eat back then? SEAN PATRICK MORRISON: I grew up outside of Boston, in Woburn, [Mass.] We were a typical blue-collar Boston family — my dad worked, my mom worked. Weekly dinners were planned out, so it was mac and cheese on Monday, fish sticks on Tuesday, roast chicken on Wednesday. But, at a very young age, I knew this was what I wanted to do. My dad was a big bookworm, and we’d go to Barnes & Noble on weekends. I’d just camp out in the cookbook section. I’d spend hours flipping through cookbooks, not really understanding anything, just looking
uch of a chef ’s work lies in balancing competing demands: Order ample ingredients to satisfy your nightly cover counts while ensuring there’s little or nothing left over. Create menus that are approachable yet interesting. Keep costs in check, but don’t spend too little, or your guests will fail to see the value in their meal. And, of course, there’s the be-all and end-all: Make food that sells. That balancing act is familiar to chef Sean Patrick Morrison, who took the reins at Plate in Stowe last April, replacing chef Aaron Martin, who had led the kitchen since its opening in 2014. When Morrison took over, he had to build his menu around certain requests: Don’t mess with the veggie burger (he didn’t); leave the vegan hearts-of-palm “crab cakes” alone (he did). But he was also hired to put a fresh spin on the restaurant’s California-style cookery. “I try to touch on all the different cultures in California, while using as much of Vermont as I can,” Morrison told Seven Days last week. “Why can’t I do a [Vietnamese-style] pho that showcases radishes from [Wolcott’s] Sandiwood Farm and mustard greens from Naked Acre Farm [in Hyde Park] with a broth using mushrooms my forager brought me?” he went on. “It’s not so much about having avocado in everything.” Morrison talked with us about seasonality, hipster line cooks and the joy of eating Haribo Gold-Bears.
SD: How do you marry the roles of chef and father when feeding your boy? SPM: We’re really lucky with our son. He’ll try anything, and if he doesn’t like it, he’ll let us know. We’ll try it again a few days later, and if he doesn’t like it again, we’re like, OK, cool. My wife took him to Bluebird Barbecue the other day, and it was the first time he’d had slow-roasted pork. He just housed it. When it was time to leave, he cried because he wanted more pork. One of my most joyful moments as a parent was the first time he had bacon. Just the look on his face … He gets super giggly when I’ll pull out the home-cured bacon, like, Oh, yeah, that’s coming my way. SD: Tell me a bit about your menuplanning process. SPM: I’m a big believer in having my farmers and foragers dictating to me what I should have on the menu, as opposed to me telling them what I want to have ready at a certain time. Spring kind of starts with the sap running. Then we have late spring with ramps and fiddleheads and the first mushrooms. Then leafy greens, small fruits and vegetables in early summer. As you get toward the late summer, there’s this mix of summer and fall at the same time. So it’s figuring how to utilize delicata squash at the same time as a green zebra [tomato].
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American EDUCATION: New England Culinary Institute, graduated 2004 PAST EXPERIENCE: Intern, No. 9 Park,
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at the pictures. It was like, You can eat rabbit? That’s cool. “Mom, can we eat rabbit?” SD: What did you have for breakfast today? SPM: My 1-year-old really likes Cheerios. So, when I’m feeding him breakfast, he’s feeding me Cheerios back. But, being a chef, breakfast is usually an afterthought. Sometimes I’ll go to Waterbury for an egg sandwich at Hender’s Bake Shop [& Café] — [owner] Jess [Wright]’s egg sandwiches are like crack.
SD: What are a few of your staple, year-round ingredients? SPM: Some form of a mushroom, whether it’s a plain button mushroom or something my forager brought in. I like to utilize mushrooms in a lot of different ways. I also like lemon and thyme — so, using lemon peel and thyme when basting a duck breast. If you get the caramelizing right, you get this thing that’s a little nutty, and it’s just so, so good. I sneak a lot of fish sauce into dishes. I like the way it can manipulate a flavor profile without anyone knowing you used it. SD: What’s on your agenda for spring? SPM: We’re kind of just starting to talk about spring changes right now. But I’m going to be putting on a great new steak tataki dish, that’s for certain. I am also really excited to be doing one or two dinners up at Sandiwood, and to do a
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SD: It’s Sunday night, and you’re relaxing over a drink. Where and what are you drinking? SPM: I’m home. Depending on the week, it’s either two fingers of Lagavulin 16[-year-old Scotch] with an ice cube, or I’m splitting a bottle of [sour ale from] Backacre [Beermakers in Weston] with my wife. I like to consider myself a beer geek, and I get the love affair with Heady Topper, but I’m a bigger fan of sours.
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SD: When you’re not working, any hobbies? SPM: Fly-fishing — or fishing in general. And my hammock and I are inseparable in the summer. SD: Any edible guilty pleasures? SPM: Gummy candy. I’m a sucker for Haribo gummy bears and Welch’s Fruit Snacks. It’s a sad, sad addiction. Contact: email@example.com
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SD: What’s on the kitchen radio? SPM: We call ourselves the Island of Misfit Cooks. So my morning prep guy,
SD: What are your best-loved cookbooks? SPM: The books that are going into the ground with me would be [The] Elements of Taste by Gray Kunz [and Peter Kaminsky] and Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child — [my copy] is signed by her, and it was my grandmother’s. So there’s all my grandmother’s weird little notes in the margins. Also, it’s not a cookbook, but [Leda] Meredith’s Northeast Foraging [120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles From Beach Plums to Wineberries]. It’s the most comprehensive, and it breaks it down practically county by county. And, of course, for pretty much every cook in my generation, the bible was and always will be The French Laundry Cookbook.
SD: Any kitchen pet peeves? SPM: I always tell my cooks to live by the seven Ps: Proper prior preparation prevents piss-poor performance. So you’re constantly thinking ahead. Also: organization and communication. It’s one thing to have backups for your backup’s backups, but I want labels with sublabels, and sublabels for the sublabels. We go through a lot of kitchen tape. Another big pet peeve of mine — and something I had a hard time with as a young cook — was asking for help before you need it. So, being able to recognize when you’re about to get into the shits. I’ve had cooks with really fancy handmade knife rolls and exquisite tattoos all over their forearms and the right haircut, but they were never organized or prepared. I hate hipster cooks.
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SD: Any ingredients that are just too played out? SPM: I’d like to see people move away from microgreens and mini this and toybox that. Use garnishes and ingredients that make sense. Why stop the growth of a squash because you want a [tiny] toybox squash? There’s a place for micro beets, but I ate a bowl of clam chowder the other day, and it had micro arugula on it. Why did you just waste money putting that into hot soup when it doesn’t play anything into the texture or flavor?
Andrew, will have anything from Bad Brains to Bad Religion. Then my sauté guy, Ryan, comes in, and it’s Black Star and Mos Def. And I have a grill guy who’s into the [Grateful] Dead and Phish. It’s really all over the place.
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BURLINGTON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION: Robin Lloyd of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is the guest speaker at a ceremony honoring community members for their work with women and girls. Burlington High School, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, geezlouise1010@ gmail.com. CHITTENDEN COUNTY STAMP CLUB MEETING: Firstclass collectibles provide a glimpse into the postal past at this monthly gathering. GE Healthcare Building, South Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 660-4817. DINNER & A MOVIE: A summertime-themed potluck meal paves the way for a viewing of A Green Mountain Journey. Milton Historical Society, 6 p.m. Free. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m., at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. $12. Info, 382-9222, townhalltheater.org.
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WORKING GLOBALLY, CONNECTING LOCALLY: A night of networking gives students access to employers who work around the world. Bring your résumé. Livak Room, Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 861-2343.
fairs & festivals
BURLINGTON IRISH HERITAGE FESTIVAL: The best of Ireland comes to the Queen City and surrounding areas via music, dance, workshops and presentations. See burlingtonirishheritage.org for details. Various locations statewide. Prices vary. Info, email@example.com.
See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘DOLORES’: This 2017 documentary focuses on feminist and labor activist Dolores Huerta. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. ‘DUNKIRK’: Christopher Nolan directs this historical drama about the evacuation of 330,000 Allied troops from French beaches in 1940. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 6 p.m. $5. Info, 533-9075.
In 1959, Pope John XXIII announced the formation of the Second Vatican Council, or Vatican II, an ecumenical council convened to address doctrinal issues. The council called for numerous changes to Catholic Church practices in response to cultural shifts of the time. The 2017 drama Novitiate, set during this period, follows teenage Cathleen, played by Margaret Qualley, as she trains to become a nun. As Cathleen considers her commitment to the church, the strict Reverend Mother, played by Melissa Leo, questions the institution’s new, more modern direction. Middlebury College professor Jay Parini introduces Sunday’s showing, presented as part of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Winter Screening Series.
‘HOLBEIN: EYE OF THE TUDORS’: From his time as a religious painter to his work for Henry VIII, artist Hans Holbein’s career comes into focus in a 2015 TV documentary. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 11 a.m. $8-13. Info, 382-9222.
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MAR.10 | MUSIC
Old Meets New As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, what better way to tap into the spirit of the Emerald Isle than with SKIPPER’S ALLEY Saturday, March 10, 7:30 p.m., at a lively concert of modern Irish folk music? The Barre Opera House. $20-26. Info, Dublin-based band Skipper’s Alley entertains 476-8188, barreoperahouse.org. listeners with a balance of contemporary and old-school sounds, featured on its acclaimed 2014 self-titled debut album. Boasting ample skills on uilleann pipes, whistle, fiddle, bouzouki and flute, the ensemble inspired Folk Radio UK to declare, “Skipper’s Alley not only have the mastery of their instruments, but the talent to devise arrangements that intrigue and delight in equal measure.” High-octane dance tunes and selections from the Irish song tradition waft through the air at the Barre Opera House.
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URBAN BUSH WOMEN Friday, March 9, 8 p.m., at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $15-46. Info, 863-5966, flynntix.org.
Saturday, March 10, 3 p.m., in downtown Burlington. Free. Info, 658-2739, magichat.net.
MAGIC HAT MARDI GRAS PARADE
Though the Queen City could never be mistaken for the Big Easy, local residents wholeheartedly embrace the New Orleans party-time ethos during the Magic Hat Mardi Gras Parade. Now in its 23rd year, this wintertime staple draws thousands to downtown Burlington for an all-out bash benefiting the Vermont Foodbank. Festivities commence at 10 a.m. with Kegs & Eggs at the Magic Hat brewery, where early birds find breakfast sammies from Kountry Kart Deli and live music by the High & Mighty Brass Band. Later, beads fly as floats from local businesses meander down Main Street to please revelers of all ages. The fun continues with live music at various downtown venues.
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Founded by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar in 1984, the modern dance troupe Urban Bush Women â€œseeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance,â€? according to its website. In Hair & Other Stories, the Brooklyn-based, women-centric company explores concepts of body image, race, gender identity and economic inequities while celebrating the narrative of the African diaspora. Choreography by Samantha Speis and Chanon Judson captivates audience members at the Flynn MainStage in Burlington. Local favorite DJ Craig Mitchell spins records before the show and during intermission.
‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS 3D’: An out-of-thisworld film brings audience members closer than ever to far-off planets and galaxies. 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. ‘WONDERS 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, 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.
food & drink
BREAD-MAKING 101: Home cooks discover the joy of baking with a sourdough starter culture. Community Teaching Kitchen, City Market, Onion River Co-op, Burlington South End, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 861-9700. 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. 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.
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.
health & fitness
ALL-LEVELS HATHA YOGA: With a focus on connecting breath to movement, this class offers yoga for everybody. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 6-7 a.m. $12. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
RESTORATIVE YOGA: Props support the body, leaving participants free to truly relax into long-held poses. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $12. Info, email@example.com.
EATING FOR ENERGY: Fed up with food comas? Health coach Marie Frohlich presents tasty fare that increases vitality. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. $5-7; preregister. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org. EMPOWERED YOGA FLOW: A rejuvenating practice for all levels weaves movement, breath and mental focus. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10 a.m. $12. Info, email@example.com. GENTLE CHAIR YOGA: Individuals limber up with modified poses. Waterbury Public Library, 11 a.m.noon. Free; preregister. Info, 244-7036.
RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: Folks in recovery and their families enrich mind, body and spirit in an all-levels class. All props are provided; wear loose clothing. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 861-3150.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. HERBAL WISDOM FOR PREGNANCY & LABOR FOR PARENTS & BIRTH WORKERS: Attendants and expectant parents learn how certain plants and foods can complement the experience of welcoming new life. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $2025. Info, 540-0595. NIA WITH LINDA: Eclectic music and movements drawn from healing, martial and dance arts propel an animated barefoot workout. South End Studio, Burlington, 8:30-9:30 a.m. $14; free for first-timers. Info, 372-1721.
AMY TRUBEK: The author of Making Modern Meals: How Americans Cook Today serves food for thought during a discussion of modern-day domestic meal preparation. Richmond Community Kitchen, 5-6:30 p.m. $10. Info, email@example.com.
Find club dates in the music section. FIRESIDE COLLECTIVE: The Asheville, N.C., band brings harmonious vocals and sizzling instrumentals to a boot-stomping bluegrass show. York Street Meeting House, Lyndon, 7-8:15 p.m. $12; free for kids under 13. Info, 748-2600. SONG CIRCLE: Singers and musicians congregate for an acoustic session of popular folk tunes. Godnick Adult Center, Rutland, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Donations. Info, 775-1182.
EVERY WOMAN HAS A STORY: Fierce females of Castleton University share 15-minute personal stories in honor of Women’s History Month. Alumni Room, Huden Dining Hall, Castleton University, noon. Free; $4 for lunch. Info, 800-639-8521.
BASIC MAINTENANCE & DIY FLAT FIX: Riders get their gears turning during a lesson on bicycle anatomy, vocabulary, functions and fixes. Pizza is provided. Generator, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 863-4475.
GLENN ANDRES: In “Building for a Guided Age,” the architecture professor explores how the United States positioned itself on the world stage for architecture at the turn of the 20th century. Goodrich Memorial Library, Newport, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 334-7902.
BETHEL UNIVERSITY: Fifty-five community pop-up classes covering everything from comic books to gardening during the month of March. See betheluniversityvt.org for details. Various Bethel locations. Free; preregister. Info, betheluniversityvt.org.
GRETCHEN VAN SLYKE: The professor considers the context for French artist Honoré Daumier’s satires in “The Dark Side of Daumier’s Comedy.” Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, noon. Regular admission, $3-10; free for members, faculty, staff, students and kids 6 and under. Info, 656-0750.
INTRO TO FLY TYING: The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has anglers in knots during a four-week course covering techniques and terminology. ANR Annex, Berlin, 6-8 p.m. $20; preregister. Info, 265-2279. VIGOROUS VINYASA FLOW: Students link breath with movement as they transition through a series of strengthening and lengthening poses. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. $10-15. Info, hannasatt@ gmail.com. WEDNESDAY GUIDED MEDITATION: Individuals learn to relax and let go. Burlington Friends Meeting House, 5:306:30 p.m. Free. Info, 318-8605.
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 meetup.com. Info, 540-1089.
GERMAN CONVERSATION GROUP: Community members practice conversing auf Deutsch. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403.
INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Pupils improve their speaking and grammar mastery. Private residence, Burlington, 6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757.
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS: Learners take communication to the next level. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.
LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SPANISH: ¡Hola! Language lovers perfect their fluency. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.
ED MCMAHON: Sense of place is central to the former Scenic America president’s lecture “Where Am I? The Power of Uniqueness.” Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.
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‘THE OTHER SIDE OF NOVEMBER’: Two immigrant women in Canada find themselves drawn to the past in this 2016 drama shown as part of the Québec Film Festival. Room 101, Cheray Science Hall, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000.
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. $16. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRENATAL YOGA: Moms-to-be prepare their bodies for labor and delivery. Women’s Room, Burlington, 12:15 p.m. $16. Info, email@example.com.
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‘NOSEY PARKER’: A 2003 film shows an unlikely friendship between an old Vermont farmer and his new neighbor. Director John O’Brien is on hand for a discussion. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581.
PILATES: Students are put through the paces in a strengthand mobility-boosting workout. Women’s Room, Burlington, 4:30 p.m. $16. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BONE BUILDERS EXERCISE CLASSES: Folks of all ages ward off osteoporosis in this exercise and prevention class. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 7:30-8:30, 9:15-10:15 & 10:40-11:40 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3322.
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Find even more local events in this newspaper and online: Find visual art exhibits and events in the art section and at sevendaysvt.com/art.
See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section and at sevendayst.com/movies.
music Find club dates at local venues in the music section and at sevendaysvt.com/music. All family-oriented events are now published in Kids VT, our free parenting monthly. Look for it on newsstands and check out the online calendar at kidsvt.com.
HEIDI GRASSWICK: The Middlebury College professor appraises the challenges of integrating the goals of democracy with the practices of science. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rutland, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 773-1860. JOHN STAUFFER: Two historical figures come into focus in “Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.” St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. LISA HOLMES: “Presidents Appointing Judges” examines the impact of the Commander in Chief selecting members of the judiciary. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4095.
RICK WINSTON: Clips illustrate the talk “All the Film’s a Stage,” which gives cinephiles a peek behind the scenes at embarrassing auditions, grueling rehearsals and big personalities. Waterbury Public Library, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 244-7036. ROY TUSCANY: Injury prevention is the purpose of a talk by the High Fives Foundation director. Stearns Student Center, Johnson State College, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1408. STAN SLOAN: The Middlebury College visiting scholar examines threads to Western values and interests in “Transatlantic Traumas: Endangering the West.” Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.
INTRODUCTION TO HTML5 & CSS3: Tech-savvy students in this four-part workshop learn the base language supporting all webpages. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217. 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.
‘DISGRACED’: Escalating tensions at a dinner party drive this Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a successful Pakistani American lawyer and his white artist wife. Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction, 7:30 p.m. $15-59. Info, 296-7000. ‘SEX WITH STRANGERS’: Vermont Stage performs Laura Eason’s sexy play about a pair of mismatched writers, one a 40-year-old novelist and the other an online memoirist who exposes his flings to the world. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $29.70-38.50. Info, 863-5966.
BOOK SALE: Shoppers browse gently used CDs, DVDs, puzzles and page-turners. Rutland Free Library, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 773-1860. CHRIS BOHJALIAN: Lit lovers join the bestselling author for the launch of his new novel The Flight Attendant. Phoenix Books Burlington, 6:30 p.m. $3. Info, 448-3350. FICTION WORKSHOP: Readers focus on elements of the craft when responding to work by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at meetup.com; limited space. Info, 383-8104. 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.
WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE & FREEDOM MEETING: Socially conscious ladies convene to discuss upcoming programs and communityrelated topics. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-4929.
CASTLETON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Movie lovers feast their eyes on a diverse lineup of foreign cinema. See castleton.edu for details. Castleton University, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-639-8521.
ED ASNER: ‘A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE’: Written by Ed Weinberger, this one-man comedy about prostate cancer is both hilarious and informative. Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30-9 p.m. $45-50. Info, 457-3981.
INTERNATIONAL & INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE: Papers provide critical analysis of topics related to the theme “1968, Fifty Years of Struggle.” Robert A. Jones House, Middlebury College, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-5795.
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. DUBLIN IRISH DANCERS: SOLD OUT. Direct from the Emerald Isle, this spirited dance troupe brings Celtic culture to life in “Stepping Out.” Lyndon Institute, 7 p.m. $15-54. Info, 748-2600.
TROPICAL FISH CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: Speakers ranging from local hobbyists to nationally known aquarium aficionados share their expertise. Essex Junction VFW Post, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 372-8716.
BURLINGTON IRISH HERITAGE FESTIVAL: See WED.7.
CENTRAL VERMONT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RAFFLE DINNER: Locals feast on a hearty spread and vie for cash prizes, including $4,000 to the top winner. Steak House Restaurant, Barre, 6-9 p.m. $100 includes dinner for two; preregister. Info, 229-5711. COMMUNITY LUNCH: Farmfresh 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. JUNCTION WHISKEY PAIRING DINNER: A four-course meal featuring WhistlePig Rye Whiskey warms diners from the inside out. The Essex Resort & Spa, 6:30-9 p.m. $75. Info, 448-5510. MAGNIFICENT MICROBES, HEALTHY GUTS: Ancestral food enthusiast Eric Garza recommends key foods for a gut-friendly diet. City Market, Onion River Co-op, downtown Burlington, 6-7 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 and visitors the option to eat healthfully. Davis Concourse, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, 2:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 847-5823.
GAME NIGHT: From Monopoly to Bananagrams, players participate in tabletop pastimes. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 6 p.m. Donations. Info, 356-2776. 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
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.
Register by April 1 Participating teachers receive a $1,000 stipend and $1,000 in equipment funds for their school!
BUDDHIST BABES GENTLE YOGA: Lessons for peaceful living pave the way for a moderate flow-style practice set to music. Women’s Room, Burlington, 5 p.m. $16. Info, email@example.com. 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.
Participants receive free room and board during a summer training week at Saint Michael’s College.
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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.
HERBAL SUPPORT FOR AUTISTISM: Nick Cavanaugh of the Burlington Herb Clinic outlines natural remedies for individuals seeking a healthier, more balanced life. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $20-25. Info, 540-0595. KARMA KLASS: DONATIONBASED YOGA FOR A CAUSE: Active bodies hit the mat to support local nonprofits. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Donations. Info, 540-0186. MEDITATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE: A four-part course gives neophytes the tools needed to develop a regular mindfulness practice. St. Johnsbury Shambhala Meditation Center, 6-8 p.m. $25. Info, 748-4240. NAMASTE AT THE SPA: Two hours of bliss include chair massage, gentle yoga, facial treatments and aromatherapy. La Bella Derma, Winooski, 5-7 p.m. $30; preregister; limited space. Info, 735-3031. REIKI SHARE: Practitioners support themselves and others during an evening of meditation and energy work. JourneyWorks, Burlington, 6:30-9 p.m. Donations. Info, 860-6203.
Sat, March 10, 7:30 pm Barre Opera House “4 Stars. A gloriously three-dimensional debut” - The Irish Times “hints of absolute brilliance” - Irish Music Magazine
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. 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, studio@ zenbarnvt.com.
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CHRIS BOHJALIAN: THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT
Book launch celebration!
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SANDI EARLE: MY 30-YEAR LOVE AFFAIR WITH FOOD IN VERMONT O’SULLIVAN STEW
Story time with City Market. Free.
ANNELISE ORLECK: WE ARE ALL FAST-FOOD WORKERS NOW
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PETER SHEA: THE NEW ATLAS OF VERMONT TROUT PONDS
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JAMES KOCHALKA: MECHABOYS
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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.
JULIAN BARNETT’S ‘FOOTNOTES’: Meant for mature audiences, a lecture-performance probes the philosophy of the body within the voice as it sings. Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.
‘WONDERS OF THE ARCTIC 3D’: See WED.7.
Vermont EPSCoR supports high school teams of a teacher and two students to conduct independent research on stream ecology, water quality and land use management.
JOB HUNT HELP: Community College of Vermont interns assist employment seekers with everything from résumé-writing to online applications. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 2:305:30 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1393.
‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS 3D’: See WED.7.
BEGINNERS TAI CHI CHUAN: Standing and moving exercises in this foundational class are suitable for all levels and ages. Sacred Mountain Studio, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $15. Info, 373-8060.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section.
Research Experiences for High School Students and Teachers
JOHN CORT: “The Jina as King or the Jina as Renouncer: Seeing and Ornamenting Temple Images in Jainism” dissects the differences between the Digambar Jains and Shvetambar Jains. Room 125, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.
TAI CHI CHUAN: Beginners and seasoned practitioners alike explore the style of moving meditation passed down through the Tung family lineage. Richmond Congregational Church, 10-11 a.m. $10. Info, taichivermont@ gmail.com. 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.
MARK OPPENHEIMER: A contributing opinion writer for the Los Angeles Times, the speaker looks to the future in “Judaism in the Year 2118: Where Will We Be in 100 Years.” Dion Family Student Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2460.
YOGA CORE FOR BABES: An empowering practice focuses on the abs and the pelvic floor. Women’s Room, Burlington, 12:15 p.m. $16. Info, email@example.com.
MARY LOU RECOR: In “From Lisbon to Oslo by Bike,” the cyclist recounts her 3,000mile trip taken in 2017. Green Mountain Club Headquarters, Waterbury Center, 7-8:15 p.m. $5-8. Info, 241-8327.
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.
ROB BOSTON: Current court battles come into play in “Religious Freedom: What It Is and What It Is Not.” Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.
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RUNA: Toes tap to Irish folk music with an Americana twist. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7 p.m. $20. Info, 382-9222.
BETHEL UNIVERSITY: See WED.7. CH-CH-CHANGES: Using The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz as a reference, folks learn to modify their habits and perceptions. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 5:30-7 p.m. $8-10; preregister. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ED MCGUIRE: The former Vermont Genealogy Library president captivates ancestry enthusiasts with “Do You Know Your History?” Stowe Free Library, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 253-6145. FIRST WEDNESDAYS ENCORE: A video screening treats attendees to professor Timothy Billings’ 2016 talk “Not for an Age: Shakespeare’s 400-year Career.” Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 2-3 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.
CHRIS BOHJALIAN: See WED.7, Unitarian Church of Rutland, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 855-8078. FICTION BOOK GROUP: Bibliophiles break down Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin. Fairfax Community Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. SOUNDCHECK: Slam poet Rajnii Eddins leads teen wordsmiths in a writing workshop followed by an open mic. Pizza fuels the fun. BCA Center, Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, rajnii@ youngwritersproject.org. VT DISTINGUISHED WRITERS’ SERIES: MARTIN PHILIP: The author of Baking Bread: A Baker’s Journey Home in 75 Recipes brings bread samples to a presentation complete with music and slides. New England Federal Credit Union, Williston, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 879-8790.
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.
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BURLINGTON SONGWRITER SESSION: Area songsters make their music heard in an intimate show complete with wine and eats. Partial proceeds benefit the Society of Women Engineers. Shelburne Vineyard, 6-9 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 985-8222.
Find club dates in the music section.
‘SEX WITH STRANGERS’: See WED.7.
conferences THIRSTY THURSDAY SPEAKER’S SERIES: Listeners whet their whistles with craft brews and Norwegian-style glogg while a panel discusses the topic “Snowboarding Past, Present and Future.” Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, Stowe, 6:30 p.m. $10. Info, 253-9911. ‘WOMEN IN ACADEMIA’: Castleton University female professors sound off during a lively panel discussion. 1787 Room, Campus Center, Castleton University, 12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-639-8521.
TECH SUPPORT: Need an email account? Want to enjoy ebooks? Bring your phone, tablet or laptop to a weekly help session. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291, ext. 302.
‘DISGRACED’: See WED.7, 2 & 7:30 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL & INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE: See THU.8, 12:156 p.m.
CRAFTY CRAP NIGHT: Participants bring supplies or ongoing projects and an adventurous attitude to share creative time with other people in recovery. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150.
ADULT ’80S DANCE: Decked out in themed threads, partygoers boogie to throwback tunes. Hampton Inn, Colchester, 7-11 p.m. $25; cash bar. Info, liz. email@example.com. ADVANCED CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE: Led by Hanna Satterlee, this class involves technical challenges and spatial experiments. North End Studio A, Burlington, 10:30-11:45 a.m. $16. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org. BALLROOM & LATIN DANCING: Learn new moves with Ballroom Nights, then join others in a dance social featuring the waltz,
tango and more. Singles, couples and beginners are welcome. Williston Jazzercise Fitness Center, lesson, 7-8 p.m.; dance social, 8-9:30 p.m. $10-14; $8 for dance only. Info, 862-2269. 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. FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Merrymakers cut a rug to the rhythms of the ’90s. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 8 p.m.-midnight. $5-7; BYOB. Info, email@example.com.
SINGLE ADULTS’ VOLLEYBALL/ GAME/PIZZA NIGHT: Social butterflies serve, set, spike and snack at a fun-filled gathering. Essex Alliance Church, 6-8:30 p.m. $5; preregister. Info, 899-4160.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: ‘HAMLET’: Fans are treated to an encore of a 2015 broadcast production starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Palace 9 Cinemas, South Burlington, 7 p.m. $18. Info, 863-5966. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $1625. Info, 748-2600.
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HANS HAVERKAMP: Using data from his campus research, the associate professor examines how exercise can induce asthmatic symptoms. Stearns Cinema, Johnson State College, 4 p.m. Free. Info, amy.welch@ jsc.edu.
NIA WITH SUZY — MOVE. SWEAT. BREATHE.: Drawing from martial, dance and healing arts, sensory-based movements push participants to their full potential. North End Studio A, Burlington, 8:30-9:30 a.m. $15. Info, email@example.com. URBAN BUSH WOMEN: Hair and Other Stories explores self-image, race and gender inequality through the lens of African American women’s hair. See calendar spotlight. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $15-46. Info, 863-5966.
DAVID SOBEL & JEN KRAMER: Two experienced teachers tout the practice of taking students beyond classroom walls in the talk “Developing a Sense of Place Through Waldorf Education.” Orchard Valley Waldorf School, East Montpelier, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 456-7400.
BEYOND BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Childcare and refreshments are provided for an evening of conversation, education and reflection with students and staff. Burlington High School, 6-8 p.m. Free; preregister for childcare. Info, 864-8474.
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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 BUILDERS EXERCISE CLASSES: See WED.7, 7:308:30 & 10:40-11:40 a.m. BUTI YOGA: See WED.7.
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TAROT READINGS: A spiritual mentor consults her cards to offer guidance and clarity. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $1 per minute; preregister. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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BURLINGTON IRISH HERITAGE FESTIVAL: See WED.7. VERMONT OPEN SNOWBOARD & MUSIC FESTIVAL: Riders of all ages compete in the same arena as current and past pros during a three-day celebration complete with concerts by Twiddle and others. See stratton.com for details. Stratton Mountain Resort, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Prices vary. Info, 800-787-2886.
See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS 3D’: See WED.7. WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL: More than 50 pictures shown over three weekends tell compelling stories about sports, art, activism and more. See womensfilmfestival.org for details. New England Youth Theatre, Brattleboro, 7-10 p.m. Prices vary. Info, 257-7364. ‘WONDERS OF THE ARCTIC 3D’: See WED.7.
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FRIDAY MORNINGS AT TANDEM: Foodies start the day with provisions from Brio Coffeeworks, V Smiley Preserves and Coop to Kitchen Bakery. Stay in or order to go. Tandem, Bristol, 7 a.m.noon. Cost of food and drink. Info, email@example.com. LENTEN FISH FRY: Neighbors rub elbows over helpings of haddock, French fries, coleslaw, beverages and dessert. Bristol St. Ambrose Parish, 5-7 p.m. $612.50; $37 per immediate family of five. Info, 453-2488.
BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.7, 9:15 a.m.
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, 5:30-6:15 p.m. $12. Info, 343-5084. PHYSICAL THERAPY DAY: Folks find out if they’re at risk for injury or wearing the proper footwear during a 15-minute session with a professional from Timberland Physical Therapy. Danform Shoes, Colchester, noon-6 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-2653. QI GONG: Gentle movements promote strength, balance and well-being. Waterbury Public Library, 11-11:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 244-7036. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.7. 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 AT WATERBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY: Those with arthritis or mobility challenges are welcome to join in a mild lesson with optional seated movements. Waterbury Public Library, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 244-7036. TAI CHI AT ZENBARN STUDIO: Beginners learn the fundamentals of Yang style slow set, tai chi gong and basic warm-ups. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10 a.m. $12. Info, taichivermont@ gmail.com.
Find club dates in the music section. CALIDORE STRING QUARTET: Bows in hand, the rising classical music stars appear as part of the UVM Lane Series. University of Vermont Recital Hall, Burlington, preshow talk, 6:30 p.m.; show, 7:30 p.m. $5-30. Info, 656-4455. EAGLEMANIA: Eagles fans flock to a note-for-note tribute to the “Hotel California” hitmakers. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 8 p.m. $29-39. Info, 775-0903.
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HELIAND CONSORT: The woodwind ensemble delights listeners with the fresh program “Old World/New World Legends.” York Street Meeting House, Lyndon, 7:30 p.m. $8-15. Info, 748-2600.
FLASK IMPROV NIGHT: Up-andcoming Queen City performers showcase their improvisational comedy chops. Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington, 8:30-10 p.m. $7. Info, anthony@ revelrytheater.com.
RANI ARBO & GREG RYAN: Dynamic vocals and virtuosic fiddle find an eager audience. Dominique Dodge opens. Williston Old Brick Church, 7-9 p.m. $11-15. Info, 764-1141.
MONTPELIER MEMORY CAFÉ: Pianist Luke Rackers performs for individuals with dementia and their care partners. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 229-9630.
WINTER WINE DOWN MUSIC SERIES: Oenophiles let loose with live music by Bob Boyd, award-winning wine, and mouthwatering eats. Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 372-9463.
INTERNATIONAL & INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE: See THU.8, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
BETHEL UNIVERSITY: See WED.7.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM VETERANS SUMMIT: Mark Fountain of Honor Flight New England keynotes a day of talks and breakout sessions dedicated to local vets and their families. Alexander Twilight Theatre, Lyndon State College, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 626-6346.
EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT FOR EVERYONE: Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School assistant principle Paul Yoon grabs attention with “What’s Race Got to Do With It?” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2-3 p.m. $5. Info, 846-5132.
CONTRA DANCE: Fern Bradley is the caller at a spirited social dance featuring live music by Red Dog Riley. Cornwall Town Hall, 7-9:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 462-3722.
‘DISGRACED’: See WED.7. ‘HAIR’: Very Merry Theatre Teens bring 1960s counterculture to the stage with this acclaimed classic-rock musical. Very Merry Theatre, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Donations. Info, 355-1461.
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, 2238945.
‘SEX WITH STRANGERS’: See WED.7.
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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. LUNG FORCE BIKE & BREW: Fueled by Switchback Brewing suds, cyclists face off in friendly stationary bike races. Partial proceeds are donated. The Tap Room at Switchback Brewing, Burlington, 5-8 p.m. $20 for bike race. Info, 876-6866. MODEL RAILROAD SHOW: The Northwestern Vermont Model Railroad Association hosts the state’s largest exhibition of its kind, featuring more than 100 tables of displays and vendors. Collins Perley Sports and Fitness Center, St. Albans, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $1-5; $5 per family with active military ID; free for kids under 6. Info, 598-0905. ‘QYRQ QYZ (FORTY GIRLS)’: Projected images are the backdrop for seven Central Asian bards who sing, recite and play traditional instruments in an ancient tale of female empowerment. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 7 p.m. $20-35. Info, 760-4634.
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BURLINGTON IRISH HERITAGE FESTIVAL: See WED.7. SECOND SATURDAY SWING DANCE: Quick-footed participants get into the groove. Bring clean shoes with nonmarking soles. Champlain Club, Burlington, beginner lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8-10:30 p.m. $5. Info, 864-8382.
NORTHERN VERMONT UNIVERSITY — JOHNSON BADGER INFORMATION SESSION: Prospective pupils visit campus for lunch, a tour and the chance to chat with current students. Johnson State College, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 635-1219.
MAGIC HAT MARDI GRAS PARADE: Live music, brightly colored beads and elaborate floats entertain revelers at this Big Easy benefit for the Vermont Foodbank. See calendar spotlight and magichat.net for details. Downtown Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 658-2739. MASQUERADE JAZZ & FUNK WINTER MUSIC CARNIVAL: Costumed revelers get down to live music by the Funky Dawgz Brass Band and feast from a taco bar. Barnard Town Hall, 6-11 p.m. $10-20; free for kids 6 and under; BYOB. Info, 234-1645.
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BURLINGTON SEED SWAP: Green thumbs stock up on garden starters. Workshops and lectures round out the agricultural affair. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 861-4769.
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WRITERS FOR RECOVERY READING: Individuals affected by the disease of addiction give voice to original works. Studio Place Arts, Barre, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, writersforrecovery@ icloud.com.
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.
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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 meetup.com; limited space. Info, 383-8104.
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‘VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE’: Island Stage launches its inaugural season with Christopher Durang’s gut-busting comedy centered on three middle-aged siblings. Folsom Education & Community Center, South Hero, 7-10 p.m. $12-15. Info, 777-4326.
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BUTI FLOW: Yogis benefit from power yoga and deep abdominal toning. Women’s Room, Burlington, 9 a.m. $16. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUTHERN VERMONT WINGS & WINTER HOMEBREW FESTIVAL: Fans of all things fermented taste their way through beverages and bites, voting to crown the Best Home Brewery and Best Regional Wings. 190 North St., Bennington, 1-4 p.m. $30-50. Info, 447-3311.
CANDLELIT YIN: Yogis embrace the coziness of the season with a slow, restful practice. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 5:30-6:45 p.m. $13; preregister; limited space. Info, 540-0186.
VERMONT OPEN SNOWBOARD & MUSIC FESTIVAL: See FRI.9, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
CAPOEIRA: A blend of martial arts, music and dancing challenges adults and kids. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 1-2 p.m. $12. Info, email@example.com.
See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section.
COMMUNITY SUPPORTED HERBALISM: Kara Buchanan and Katherine Elmer of Spoonful Herbals introduce healthconscious individuals to their nonprofit organization. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0595.
‘I, DANIEL BLAKE’: Set in Northern England, this 2016 drama follows a carpenter who, after suffering a heart attack, must fight bureaucratic forces to receive benefits. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, 3 & 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.
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.
‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS 3D’: See WED.7. WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL: See FRI.9, noon-8 p.m. ‘WONDERS OF THE ARCTIC 3D’: See WED.7.
CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE: Diners fill up on a traditional feast featuring boiled potatoes, carrots, onions, rolls, dessert and beverages. Takeout is available. Vergennes United Methodist Church, 5-6:30 p.m. $5-9. Info, 877-3150. 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. 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.7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
F.O.L.K. BINGO: Prizes reward players who fashion five in a row. Door prizes, food and a raffle top off this fundraiser for Lowell Graded School. St. Ignatius, Lowell, 6-8:30 p.m. Prices vary. Info, friendsoflowellkids@gmail. com.
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BURLINGTON WINTER FARMERS MARKET: A bustling indoor marketplace offers fresh and prepared foods alongside crafts, live music and lunch seating. Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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HERBAL MEDICINE SWAP: Hand-made remedies change hands amid the healing sounds of bamboo flutes and guitars. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0595. NATURE RHYTHM MOVEMENT & FLOW: Set to live piano music, this somatic movement practice promotes relaxation, rejuvenation and deep healing. Champlain Club, Burlington, 10-11:30 a.m. $5-20. Info, email@example.com. 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@ zenbarnvt.com.
EASTER CHOCOLATE TASTING: Friends and families hunt for the perfect flavor, from caramel to peanut butter to coconut cream. Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café, Burlington, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 864-1807. SAINT PATRICK’S COMEDY GALA: Three Boston comics of Irish descent have audience members in stitches. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 8 p.m. $3237. Info, 603-448-0400.
ARMENIAN CONVERSATION GROUP: Singing, dancing, drama and games promote proficiency. Community Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 2-3 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. 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@ yahoo.com.
Find club dates in the music section. AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH LYLE LOVETT & SHAWN COLVIN: SOLD OUT. Two celebrated songsters share tunes and tales. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $42.25-74. Info, 863-5966. CATAMOUNT ARTS BLUEGRASS NIGHT: The Linder Brothers and Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing are the featured performers during an evening chock-full of traditional tunes. Masonic Hall, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 748-2600. JULIA MARK: Music fans snap their fingers to jazz-inflected folk and pop songs. Brandon Music, 7:30 p.m. $20; $45 includes dinner; preregister; BYOB. Info, 247-4295. MUSIC FROM CHINA: Timetested and contemporary works ring out on traditional stringed instruments. Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. $622. Info, 443-6433. PORTER NICKERSON: The indie duo of Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson doles out songs from 2017’s Bonfire to Ash. Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. $28. Info, 503-0001. SKIPPER’S ALLEY: Modern Irish folk musicians get toes tapping with high-octane numbers played on fiddle, flute and harp. See calendar spotlight. Barre Opera House, 7:30 p.m. $20-26. Info, 476-8188. STARLINE RHYTHM BOYS: The guys celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band by channeling the Texas honky-tonks of the 1940s and ’50s. Burnham Hall, Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. $10; free for kids and teens. Info, 388-6863.
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS Crossbows. R & L Archery, Barre, GALA: A creative showcase noon-4 p.m. Free. Info, 479-9151. highlights singer-songwriter Jon HOWARD CENTER CURLING Gailmor, dancer Hanna Satterlee CHALLENGE: REGISTRATION and others. Proceeds support CLOSED. Teams hit the ice to the South Burlington Visual and raise money for recipients of the Performing Arts Scholarship. organization’s services. Cairns Trader Duke’s Hotel, South Arena, South Burlington, 8 a.m.Burlington, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $20; 6:30 p.m. $150 per player; W O H S AD cash bar. Info, 598-4246. free for spectators. ILRO
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BIKEPACKING 101 — WHAT WORKS?!: Adventurous spirits swap stories about recent trips. Light refreshments are provided. Bootlegger Bikes, Jefffersonville, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 644-8371.
IAN MULLER RAIL JAM: Skiers and riders show off their moves in a competition benefiting the Ian Muller Memorial Scholarship. Burke Mountain Resort, registration, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; competition, 1:30 p.m. $10-15. Info, 626-6134.
CUT WITH CONFIDENCE WORKSHOPS: Landowners learn the ins and outs of a successful timber harvest in their woods. 600 Schuler Rd., Newport, 1-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 5867711, ext. 169.
NORTHEAST REGIONAL YOGA ASANA CHAMPIONSHIP: Spectators marvel at athletes who compete for the perfect posture. South Burlington High School, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. Info, 489-5649.
RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY: Librarian Christine Eldred helps family-tree fact-finders jump start their genealogy research. Colchester Historical Society, 10-11 a.m. Donations. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BETHEL UNIVERSITY: See WED.7.
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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. VCAM Studio, Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 651-9692.
ARCHERY DEMO DAYS: Sportsmen and -women get their hands on equipment from Bear Archery and Karnage
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JOANNE POLANSHEK: “The Genealogy of Jeffrey Brace: Slave & Revolutionary War Soldier” reveals how one woman’s curiosity helped unveil the story of an incredible man. Vermont Genealogy Library, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, 10:30 a.m.-noon. $10. Info, 310-9285.
‘DISGRACED’: See WED.7, 2 & 7:30 p.m. ‘HAIR’: See FRI.9, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. HAWAIIAN BEACH PARTY: Revelers shake off the winter blues at a festive fundraiser for the Chandler Center for the Arts. Mari-Castle, Randolph, 6-9 p.m. $30. Info, 728-6464. ‘MANIFESTING MRS. MARX’ & ‘SYNDROME’: Presented as part of the One and Only Series, a double bill of solo performances gives way to an artist talk-back. Grange Hall Cultural Center, Waterbury Center, 7:30 p.m. $15. Info, 244-4168. METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD: ‘SEMIRAMIDE’: Angela Meade portrays the murderous Queen of Babylon in an onscreen performance of a Rossini opera. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1 p.m. $26-29. Info, 603-646-2422. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 12:55 p.m. $10-23. Info, 7750903. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 12:55 p.m. $16-25. Info, 748-2600. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 1 p.m. $1024. Info, 382-9222. ‘SEX WITH STRANGERS’: See WED.7, 2 & 7:30 p.m. SHAKESPEARE SALON: Vermont Shakespeare Festival treats fans to a reading of Wittenberg by David Davalos. A discussion with the audience follows. Highland
Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 3 p.m. $10. Info, 533-9075. ‘VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE’: See FRI.9.
CHAPTERS IN HISTORY: EXPLORING SEVERAL AMERICAN PRESIDENCIES: Nonfiction fans sink their teeth into Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. POETRY MASTER CLASS: Writer Karin Gottshall leads a deep dive into the realm of metaphor. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free; preregister at meetup.com; limited space. Info, 383-8104.
SEEING & DISRUPTING RACISM: A workshop geared toward white community members elucidates the concept of white fragility and prepares participants to challenge prejudice. Arrive at 2:30 p.m. for a PJC new volunteer orientation. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345.
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.
COMMUNITY MINDFULNESS PRACTICE WITH NEW LEAF SANGHA: Sessions in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh include sitting and walking meditation, a short reading, and open sharing. Evolution Physical Therapy & Yoga, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, newleafsangha@ gmail.com. 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, email@example.com.
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. NIA WITH SUZY — MOVE. SWEAT. BREATHE.: See FRI.9.
AARP TAX AIDE PROGRAM: Low-to-moderate-income seniors get help filing their taxes. Community Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 12:30, 2 &
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fairs & festivals
BURLINGTON IRISH HERITAGE FESTIVAL: See WED.7. VERMONT OPEN SNOWBOARD & MUSIC FESTIVAL: See FRI.9, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY’: Academy Award-winning director Frederick Wiseman’s 2017 documentary takes viewers inside the New York Public Library. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 2:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 660-2600. ‘LADY BIRD’: Laurie Metcalf and Saoirse Ronan star as a mother and daughter with a complicated and comic relationship. 1787 Room, Campus Center, Castleton University, 9 p.m. Free. Info, 800-639-8521.
and energy flow. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 3-5 p.m. $20. Info, 505-1688. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.com.
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.
food & drink
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.
POKÉMON LEAGUE: See THU.8, noon-5 p.m.
ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY FOR MODERN STRESS: Through the practice of Kundalini yoga, anxiety and depression melt away to reveal heightened awareness
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.
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JEFFREY LADEUR: The pianist tickles the ivories in works by Rameau, Stravinsky and Debussy. United Community Church South Building, St. Johnsbury, 3 p.m. $6-18. Info, 748-7135. JEH KULU DANCE & DRUM THEATER: Audience members feel the beat as the Burlingtonbased troupe serves up joyous West African rhythm and movement. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 4 p.m. $6-12. Info, 728-9878. JOTA SETE DUO: A toe-tapping concert introduces new UVMC faculty member and saxophonist Michael Zsoldos, playing alongside seven-string guitarist
‘SEX WITH STRANGERS’: See WED.7, 2 p.m. SHAKESPEARE SALON: See SAT.10, Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, Middlebury, 3-5 p.m. $10. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org. ‘VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE’: See FRI.9, 2-5 p.m. WEST RUTLAND VARIETY SHOW: Talented performers take the stage with music, comedy and dance numbers. Proceeds benefit the Dodge House. West Rutland Town Hall, 3 p.m. $5-8; $20 per family. Info, 438-2490.
BOOK SIGNING: Authors Bill McKibben and Sue Halpern discuss their respective pageturners, Radio Free Vermont and Summer Hours at the Robbers Library. Hinesburgh Public House, 2-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 482-5500. POETRY OPEN MIC: Penmen and -women deliver original verse at this celebration of the written word hosted by Bianca Amira Zanella. Phoenix Books Rutland, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 855-8078. A WRITE-IN: SECOND WINTER WRITING RETREAT: The Burlington Writers Workshop offers a distraction-free space for wordsmiths to dive deep into projects. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free; preregister at meetup.com. Info, 383-8104.
DIANE HULING & ARTHUR ZORN: “Beethoven, Friends and Admirers” features pieces for piano and voice. Plainfield Town Hall Opera House, 4-6 p.m. $5-15. Info, 498-3173. HELIAND CONSORT: See FRI.9, Brandon Music, 2:30 p.m. $20. Info, 247-4295.
PEKING ACROBATS: Live musicians accompany China’s top tumblers as they somersault and trick-cycle their way across the stage. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7 p.m. $25-40. Info, 775-0903.
BETHEL UNIVERSITY: See WED.7.
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.
JOHN RAHILL: The local architect shares images and impressions from a two-month Italian fellowship in “Hill Towns of Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany.” Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 223-2518.
FEMALE FOUNDERS SPEAKER SERIES: ‘MAKERS MATTER’: Vermont business women share their entrepreneurial experiences. A Q&A, networking, appetizers and a cash bar round out the evening. Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. $15; preregister; limited space. Info, 651-0080. VERMONT WOMENPRENEUR MEETING: Female proprietors meet monthly to forge connections and collaborations. Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 12:45-2:15 p.m. Free. Info, email@example.com.
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.
AMERICAN VETERANS VERMONT POST 1: Those who have served or are currently serving the country, including members of the National Guard and reservists, are welcome to join AMVETS for monthly meetings. American Legion, Post 91, Colchester, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 796-3098. BUFFALO DREAMING: Longtime dream practitioners help participants interpret their nighttime visions. ARTSight Studios & Galleries, Bristol, 6-8 p.m. $20. Info, 238-6607. JOB HUNT HELP: See THU.8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
fairs & festivals
BURLINGTON IRISH HERITAGE FESTIVAL: See WED.7.
See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘GLORIA: IN HER OWN WORDS’: From her journalistic career to her feminist activism, Gloria Steinem’s accomplishments shine brightly in this HBO documentary. Room 207, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1408. PALESTINE & ISRAEL IN FILM: Documentaries and dramas lay the groundwork for respectful discussions with local activists Kathy Shapiro and Mark Hage. Call for titles. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2518. ‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS 3D’: See WED.7. WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL: Environmental and adventure films feature stunning scenery and diverse examples of stewardship. Clips and Reels Theater, Jay Peak Resort, 5:30-9 p.m. $15. Info, 393-0076. ‘WONDERS OF THE ARCTIC 3D’: See WED.7. ‘YU-GI-OH! THE MOVIE’: See SUN.11, 7 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.
health & fitness
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. ADVANCED TAI CHI CLASS: See FRI.9. ALL-LEVELS HATHA YOGA: See WED.7. BONE BUILDERS EXERCISE CLASSES: See WED.7. BUTI YOGA: See WED.7. CLEARING THE SUBCONSCIOUS: Students cast off negativity and fear in favor of renewal, love and clarity in this class complete with guided meditation and gong healing. Chai Space, Dobra Tea, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $18. Info, 318-6050. COMMUNITY HEALTH TALKS: A wellness-centered lecture addresses the connection between music and memory, and available programs for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Sterling View Community Center, Hyde Park, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 888-4651. GENTLE HONEY FLOW: A slowmoving yoga class awakens the body for the week ahead. Women’s Room, Burlington, 12:15 p.m. $16. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org. HERBAL CONSULTATIONS: Clinical interns from the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism evaluate individual constitutions and health conditions. City Market, Onion River Co-op, downtown Burlington, 4-8 p.m. $10-30 plus cost of herbs; preregister. Info, 861-9700. MEDITATION: A group practice including sitting, walking, reading and discussion promotes mindfulness. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, email@example.com. POWER YOGA: Yogis move, sweat and rock out to fun music. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 6-7 p.m. $12. Info, studio@zenbarnvt. com. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.7. 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. SEXUAL TRAUMA RECOVERY USING PLANT MEDICINE & TAROT: Individuals of all genders and sexual orientations learn to use tools such as herbs, flowers and ritual for healing and empowerment. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $20-22. Info, 540-0595.
BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.7, 6:30 p.m.
health & fitness
Find club dates in the music section.
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD: ‘SEMIRAMIDE’: See SAT.10, Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1 p.m. $26-29. Info, 603-646-2422.
CONTACT IMPROV: See WED.7, Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $4. Info, 864-7306.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Families fill up on an all-you-can-eat meal of fluffy flapjacks, breakfast meats, scrambled eggs, home fries and plenty of maple syrup. Franklin Central School, 7 a.m.12:30 p.m. $4-10; free for kids 5 and under. Info, 285-2050.
‘HAIR’: See FRI.9, 6-8 p.m.
KNIFE SHARPENING: Dull blades, be gone! Jim Cunningham of JRC Knife Sharpening whets cutting tools. Chef Contos Kitchen & Store, Shelburne, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $4-5 per knife. Info, 497-3942.
VERMONT PHILHARMONIC & GREEN MOUNTAIN YOUTH SYMPHONY: “The Magic of Stories,” a family-oriented concert, includes selections from Frozen, Hamilton and more. Barre Opera House, 2 p.m. $5-20. Info, 476-8188.
‘DISGRACED’: See WED.7, 5 p.m.
‘YU-GI-OH! THE MOVIE’: A popular Japanese animated adventure from 2004 hits the big screen, complete with English dubbing. Palace 9 Cinemas, South Burlington, 12:55 p.m. $12.50. Info, 660-9300.
‘WONDERS OF THE ARCTIC 3D’: See WED.7.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL: See FRI.9, noon-8 p.m.
‘MANIFESTING MRS. MARX’ & ‘SYNDROME’: See SAT.10, 1 p.m.
TIMOTHY CUMMINGS & GUESTS: Pete Sutherland, Dominique Dodge and others join the bagpiper in spirited tunes celebrating the traditions of Ireland and Cape Breton. McCullough Social Space, Middlebury College, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.
EASTER CHOCOLATE TASTING: See SAT.10.
‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS 3D’: See WED.7.
PAUL ORGEL: The piano professor performs works by Bach, Mozart, Janáček, Schumann and Chopin. University of Vermont Recital Hall, Burlington, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3040.
THETFORD CHAMBER SINGERS: Powerful literary texts meet complex choral arrangements in “Poetry and Song.” ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret, 4-6 p.m. $15. Info, 457-3500.
‘DIMANCHES’ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Parlez-vous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual drop-in chat. Local History Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, stevenorman@ fastmail.fm.
SPIDER ROULETTE: Carrie Cook, Mike Kirick, Stefani Capizzi and Keith Williams enliven the Westford Music Series with a repertoire that travels from bluegrass to jazz. United Church of Westford, 4 p.m. Donations. Info, email@example.com.
VINYASA FLOW 1/2: This dynamic yoga practice joins physical postures with the rhythm of the breath. Evolution Physical Therapy & Yoga, Burlington, 8:45-10 a.m. $15. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘NOVITIATE’: A teenage girl trains to be a nun as the Vatican II instigates radical changes in the church in this 2017 drama shown as part of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Winter Screening Series. See calendar spotlight. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 2 p.m. $12. Info, 382-9222.
Jason Ennis. Upper Valley Music Center, Lebanon, N.H., 3 p.m. $15; free for kids under 18. Info, info@ uvmusic.org.
TIBETAN YOGA: A cleansing practice leads to greater clarity off the mat. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, noon-1:15 p.m. $12. Info, email@example.com. VIGOROUS VINYASA FLOW: See WED.7, 4:30-5:30 p.m. YIN YOGA: See SAT.10, 12-1:15 p.m.
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 p.m. $25. Info, maigomez1@ hotmail.com.
BETHEL UNIVERSITY: See WED.7.
SANDI TOKSVIG: In celebration of Women’s History Month, attendees watch and discuss a video of the TED Talk “A Political Party for Women’s Equality.” Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.
MUST-READ MONDAYS: Lit lovers cover Watership Down by Richard Adams. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR FRONTLINE PROFESSIONALS FORUM: Area professionals become familiar with incentives available for those considering expanding or relocating to the North Country. Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 9 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 518-564-3054. RUTLAND BUSINESS SHOW: Local professionals mingle with more than 90 exhibitors, who offer a wide range of products and services. Holiday Inn, Rutland, 4-7 p.m. $5. Info, 773-2747.
FEAST TOGETHER OR FEAST TO GO: See FRI.9. 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. Local History Room, 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. BEGINNING LINDY HOP: In weekly sessions, hoofers learn the foundation of the swingdance style developed in the 1920s and ’30s. Champlain Club, Burlington, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10. Info, contact@vermontswings. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
VISITING MORNING: Class observations and faculty meet and greets give parents a taste of the learning community. Lake Champlain Waldorf School, Shelburne, 8:30-10 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 985-2827.
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. DISCOVER ALBANIA: INFORMATION SESSION: Globetrotters hear the details of an upcoming trip with the Vermont Council on World Affairs. 60 Main St., Burlington, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 861-2343. LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETING: Nursing mothers share breastfeeding tips and resources. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 720-272-8841.
fairs & festivals
BURLINGTON IRISH HERITAGE FESTIVAL: See WED.7.
See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. CASTLETON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: See THU.8. ‘LADY BIRD’: See SUN.11. ‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS 3D’: See WED.7.
WESTON 101 FILM SCREENING & TALK: The Weston Playhouse primes theatergoers for its summer production of A Doll’s House, Part 2 with a screening of the 1973 film version of A Doll’s House. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 7-9 p.m. Donations. Info, 824-8167. ‘WONDERS OF THE ARCTIC 3D’: See WED.7.
food & drink
BENEFIT BAKE: Pizza lovers dine on slices to support the Vermont Community Garden Network. Partial proceeds from each flatbread sold are donated. American Flatbread Burlington Hearth, 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 861-2999. SCALING BACK: COOKING FOR ONE OR TWO: Waste, be gone! Home cooks learn to prepare quick, easy meals for dining solo. Community Teaching Kitchen, City Market, Onion River Co-op, Burlington South End, 6-7:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 861-9700.
BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.7, 7 p.m.
health & fitness
BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE SUNSTYLE TAI CHI, LONG-FORM: See THU.8, South Burlington Recreation & Parks Department, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 735-5467. BEGINNERS TAI CHI CLASS: See THU.8. 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. FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT: See FRI.9, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Sacred Mountain Studio, Burlington, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $15; free for first-timers. Info, 735-3770.
GENTLE FLOW YOGA: See THU.8. 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, email@example.com. 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. PEACEFUL WARRIOR KARATE: Martial-arts training promotes healthy living for those in recovery. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. PILATES: See WED.7, Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 7:30-8:30 a.m. $12. Info, studio@zenbarnvt. com. REIKI CLINIC: Thirty-minute treatments promote physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. JourneyWorks, Burlington, 3-5:30 p.m. $10-30; preregister. Info, 860-6203. R.I.P.P.E.D.: See SAT.10, 6-7 p.m. VINYASA FLOW 1/2: See SUN.11, 5:45-7 p.m. 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. YOGA CORE FOR BABES: See THU.8.
‘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, 6:30-8:30 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.
Find club dates in the music section. OPEN JAM: Instrumentalists band together for a free-flowing musical hour. Borrow an instrument or bring your own. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 300. OPEN MIC: Singers, players, storytellers and poets entertain a live audience at a monthly showcase of local talent. Wallingford Town Hall, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 446-2872.
BETHEL UNIVERSITY: See WED.7. HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE HEALTH CARE AGENT: End-of-life specialist Michelle Acciavatti demystifies the responsibilities of a health care proxy. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2518. MEDICARE & YOU: AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDICARE: Members of the Central Vermont Council on Aging clear up confusion about the application process and plan options. Central Vermont Council on Aging, Barre, 3-5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 479-0531.
ED MCGUIRE: In “Researching Your Irish Ancestors,” a brief history of immigration from the Emerald Isle to North America paves the way for an overview of fact-finding resources. Vermont Genealogy Library, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, 10:30 a.m.noon. $10. Info, 310-9285.
TECH HELP WITH CLIF: See WED.7.
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GAUVIN ALEXANDER BAILEY: The speaker reconstructs the building of an extraordinary monument in “The Palace of Sans-Souci in Milot, Haiti: The Untold Story of the Potsdam of the Rainforest.” Room 125, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. LUNCH WITH A CITY OFFICIAL: City clerk John Odum shares his expertise in election security. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free; $7 for lunch. Info, 223-2518. MARC PAUL: Photos and stories offer a window into the wildlife videographer’s Ugandan safari. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, gmas@greenmountainaudubon. org. SCOTT HAMILTON: In a broadcast talk, the 1984 Olympic gold medalist and cancer survivor offers words of motivation. Room 207, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1247.
INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD: Toolbars, menus and icons, oh my! A computer whiz teaches techniques such as copying, pasting, and formatting text and pictures. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217.
‘TWELFTH NIGHT’: The Royal Shakespeare Company shines in a broadcast production of the Bard’s comedy about love, assumed identities and the hilarious intersection of the two. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $6-15. Info, 748-2600.
BURLINGTON POETRY GROUP: Writers of verse ages 18 through 30 field constructive feedback on original works. Pickering Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, btvpoetry@ gmail.com.
TRANSFORMING TRAUMA: HOW SHARING STORIES CAN HELP US HEAL: A book launch celebration for Erin Moulton’s new anthology Things We Haven’t Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out includes an informative panel discussion. Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0774. 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 meetup.com; limited space. Info, 383-8104.
CREATING PLANT & POLLINATOR SANCTUARIES IN GARDENS & FARMS: Green thumbs learn to boost pollinator habitat and provide protection to Vermont’s endangered and threatened flora. Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $1-10. Info, 495-1270.
LEVERAGING ONLINE MARKETING BASICS FOR YOUR BUSINESS: Proprietors prepare to give their enterprises a push through an effective online presence. New England Federal Credit Union, Williston, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 764-5899.
GREENER DRINKS: See WED.7.
AARP VERMONT COFFEE HOUR: Friends and neighbors learn how to get into the driver’s seat by using CarShare Vermont. Maglianero, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. Free. Info, 866-227-7451.
FIBER RIOT!: See WED.7. GREEN MOUNTAIN CHAPTER OF THE EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD OF AMERICA: Needle-and-thread enthusiasts fine-tune their techniques. Living/Dining Room, Pines Senior Living Community, South Burlington, 9:30 a.m. Free for first-timers; bring a bag lunch. Info, 372-4255. MAKE A DROP SPINDLE: Fiber fanatics learn to craft the apparatus used to spin wool into yarn without the need for a full spinning wheel. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.
CONTACT IMPROV: See WED.7. DROP-IN HIP-HOP DANCE: See WED.7. ‘THE FLAMES OF PARIS’: Bolshoi Ballet dancers leap and twirl across the stage in a story of love and revolution, broadcast to the big screen. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $618. Info, 748-2600.
See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘DOLORES’: See WED.7, KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. ‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS 3D’: See WED.7. ‘WONDERS OF THE ARCTIC 3D’: See WED.7.
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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: See WED.7. A MOSAIC OF FLAVOR: CONGOLESE MUAMBA NSUSU & UGALI: A seasoned cook demonstrates how to prepare traditional dishes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Community Teaching Kitchen, City Market, Onion River Co-op, Burlington South End, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 861-9700.
GENTLE YOGA IN WATERBURY: See WED.7. GINGER’S EXTREME BOOT CAMP: See WED.7. NIA WITH LINDA: See WED.7. PILATES: See WED.7. PRENATAL YOGA: See WED.7. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.7. RESTORATIVE YOGA: See WED.7. VIGOROUS VINYASA FLOW: See WED.7. WEDNESDAY GUIDED MEDITATION: See WED.7. WINTER SKIN EVENT: Complimentary eye treatments to help soothe, hydrate and depuff peepers. La Bella Derma, Winooski, 2-6 p.m. Free. Info, 735-3031.
INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: See WED.7. INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS: See WED.7.
HIP-HOP DANCE: See WED.7.
VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: See WED.7.
LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SPANISH: See WED.7.
VISITING MORNING: See TUE.13.
LEGEND OF THE BANSHEE BUS TOUR: Queen City Ghost Walk’s Thea Lewis leads an exploration of Burlington’s colorful Irish history and most intriguing haunts. Arrive 10 minutes early. Burton Flagship Store, Burlington, 7 p.m. $32.50. Info, 863-5966. OPEN MIC NIGHT: Feats of comedy, music, poetry and storytelling fill five-, 10- and 15-minute time slots. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 7-9 p.m. Donations. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org. VERMONT SUPREME COURT SESSION: The state’s highest judges hear oral arguments on five cases. Room 109, Oakes Hall, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, 9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 831-1000.
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ALL-LEVELS HATHA YOGA: See WED.7. BONE BUILDERS EXERCISE CLASSES: See WED.7. BUTI YOGA: See WED.7. CBD-SUPPORTED GUIDED MEDIATION: Free your mind rejuvenating journey with Marysa of Marysa Mind Body Spirit. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 7-8 p.m. $15. Info, 598-4323. CHAIR TAI CHI: See WED.7. EMPOWERED YOGA FLOW: See WED.7. FALLING AWAY: A mindful exploration of being moves beyond a Western view of self and psychotherapy. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, email@example.com. GENTLE YOGA IN RICHMOND: See WED.7.
WOMEN’S PICKUP BASKETBALL: See WED.7.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS SERIES: ‘THE HUMAN CONNECTION’: Fran Stoddard moderates a gathering aimed at engaging Vermonters in the lost art of conversation. All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Shelburne, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 985-3819. EVERY WOMAN HAS A STORY: See WED.7.
DOWNLOAD & LISTEN TO PODCASTS: Folks bring a phone or a tablet to a lesson on accessing online audio programs. Waterbury Public Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, delia@ waterburypubliclibary.com. INTRODUCTION TO HTML5 & CSS3: See WED.7. TECH HELP WITH CLIF: See WED.7.
‘DISGRACED’: See WED.7, 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
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‘SEX WITH STRANGERS’: See WED.7.
VERMONT’S 40TH ARMY BAND: The Farmers Night Concert Series continues with an evening of patriotic tunes. House Chamber, Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 828-2228.
BETHEL UNIVERSITY: See WED.7. GRANT SEEKER WORKSHOP: CULTURAL FACILITIES & HISTORIC PRESERVATION: Folks get the facts on seeking awards for nonprofit organizations and municipalities to enhance, create or rehabilitate historic and community buildings. Brandon Town Hall, 1-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 828-3292. INTRO TO FLY TYING: See WED.7. NATURAL MARSHFIELD: Wildlife experts uncover the wonders of the local environment. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: Fans of the written word delve into Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. PROSE MASTER CLASS: Prompts from instructor Baron Wormser inspire writers to broaden their approach to material. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at meetup.com; limited space. Info, 383-8104. WRITING CIRCLE: See WED.7. m
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ARNIE KOZAK: The psychotherapist offers a closer look at his new book, Timeless Truths for Modern Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to a More Focused and Quiet Mind. Phoenix Books Essex, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.
BURLINGTON IRISH HERITAGE FESTIVAL: See WED.7.
BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.7.
THE MOTH: TESTS: Wordsmiths have five minutes to tell true tales inspired by a shared theme. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $10; preregister. Info, 540-0406.
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agriculture BEEKEEPER APPRENTICESHIPS: You can learn how to be a successful beekeeper with a full season of essential skills. This apprenticeship program will cover foundation concepts, information and philosophies for a full warmweather season of beekeeping. It is my honor to help you explore the world of the sacred honeybee. May-Oct. Cost: $35/single day; $300/series 10 days before April 15; $350/series 10 days after April 15. Location: The Shaman’s Touch Apiary, Morrisville. Info: Anthony Pauly, 324-5769, email@example.com, theshamanstouch.com.
BEAUTY IN PROCESS: This acrylic painting workshop will mine the depths of intuitive abstraction through process painting and manipulation of materials. Instructor: Galen Cheney. Sat., Mar. 10, 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Cost: $135/person; $110/members. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358, firstname.lastname@example.org, helenday.com. BLACKSMITHING 1: Instructors: Michael Coffey and Mark Hemley. Using a forge, students will learn basic blacksmithing techniques such as building and maintaining a fire, hammer control and more. Students will create hooks, pokers and small leaves during this two-day workshop. Materials included. Please bring a sack lunch. Sat. & Sun., Jun. 2 & 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $235/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@ theshelburnecraftschool.org, theshelburnecraftschool.org. WATERCOLOR NOW: CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES W/ WATERCOLOR: A variety of papers, composition and non-composition, mark making, and other contemporary ideas will be explored in traditional, innovative and experimental ways. Instructor: Suzanne Siegel. Sat. & Sun., Mar. 24-25, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $250/person; $225 for members. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358, email@example.com, helenday.com.
ADULT: ALTERNATIVE FIRING: Instructor: Rik Rolla. Explore clay on the wheel in a creative, mixed-level, supportive environment. Examine properties of form, function, color and glazes. Fire finished pieces in the primitive pit, the Raku Kiln with the option to explore other firing techniques. Gas reduction kiln and electric kilns are also available. Mon., 6-8 p.m., Mar. 26-May 21; no class April 23. Cost: $335/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@ theshelburnecraftschool.org, theshelburnecraftschool.org. ADULT: ART 101: Instructor: Kristen Maniscalco. Visual art for beginners! This is a technique-based 2-D sampler series that offers a little bit of everything: drawing, watercolor, collage, painting and mixed media. Students will gain an overview of the history behind each technique while exploring and playing with each medium. Mon., 1-3 p.m., Apr. 2- Jun. 4; no class Apr. 23 or May 28. Cost: $248/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@ theshelburnecraftschool.org, theshelburnecraftschool.org. ADULT: DRAWING FOUNDATIONS: Instructor: Neil Berger. Learn the fundamental skills of observational drawing. Explore the technical and conceptual foundation of drawing using a variety of drawing materials such as graphite, charcoal, pen and ink. Develop personal goals while examining creative concepts through demonstrations. Materials not included. Thu., 10 a.m.-noon, Mar. 22-May 17; no class Apr. 25. Cost: $248/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne
Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@ theshelburnecraftschool.org, theshelburnecraftschool.org. ADULT: INTRO TO METALS: Instructor: Brenda-Lee May Prescott. Explore the basics of metalsmithing in this six-week class. Learn how to saw, file and solder using a torch to make a small piece in copper or brass. Then, using sterling silver, make a ring or small pendant. Tue., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Mar. 20-May 1; no class Apr. 17. Cost: $370/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@ theshelburnecraftschool.org, theshelburnecraftschool.org. ADULT: LIFE DRAWING: Instructor: Misoo Filan. Practice the traditional art of drawing the human figure in a supportive and respectful atmosphere. With a life-drawing model present at each class, students will be able to capture the human form in varying mediums and develop drawing skills by studying human anatomy. Bring your favorite medium (water based). Basic drawing experience recommended. Mon., 6-8 p.m., Mar. 12-Apr. 2. Cost: $142/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@ theshelburnecraftschool.org, theshelburnecraftschool.org. ADULT: MIXED-LEVEL WHEEL: Instructor: Rik Rolla. Further develop the fundamentals of wheel-throwing. Explore techniques through demonstrations and hands-on assistance. You set the pace and gain experience through guided individualized practice. Gas reduction kiln and electric oxidation kiln are available for firing, including an option to explore other firing methods. Wed., 6-8 p.m., Mar. 28-May 23; no class Apr. 25. Cost: $335/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, firstname.lastname@example.org, theshelburnecraftschool.org.
awkward and natural encounter with paint. Tue, 10 a.m.-noon, Mar. 20-May 15; no class April 24. Cost: $248/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@ theshelburnecraftschool.org, theshelburnecraftschool.org. ADULT: RAISING METAL: Instructor: Michael Coffey. Raising is used to create threedimensional forms out of sheet metal, often in the form of cups, bowls or other voluminous vessels. Learn proper tool usage, materials selection, annealing/stress relieving and more. Finish this four-weeklong class with at least one cup, bowl or other vessel. Tue., 6-9 p.m., May 1-22. Cost: $245/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@ theshelburnecraftschool.org, theshelburnecraftschool.org. ADULT: SHAKER HALL TABLE: Instructor: Ryan Cocina. Learn a comprehensive introduction to woodworking. This course explores basic principles of lumber selection, hand-tool and machinery usage, milling, joinery, and finishing. You will build a Shaker-style hall table, taking the project from blueprint through completion, while gaining familiarity with the woodshop environment. Mon., 6-9 p.m., Mar. 26-Jun. 11; no class Apr. 23 & May 28. Cost: $565/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@ theshelburnecraftschool.org, theshelburnecraftschool.org. ART AND CRAFT CLASSES: Art and craft studios located in Shelburne Village. Since 1945, our historic campus has been a home to arts and crafts people looking to create in clay, woodworking, visual arts, metals and glass. With year-round classes for adults and kids, we offer a one-of-a-kind creative experience. Ongoing. Member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@ theshelburnecraftschool.org, theshelburnecraftschool.org.
culinary ADULT: PAINTING PRACTICE: Instructor: Neil Berger. Together we will explore painting as performance: a series of gestures more like a dance than a marathon. We will look at pictures as holistic arrangements of shapes and colors instead of “subject matter” and learn to trust the intimate,
\BRO:T\ CULINARY CLASSES: We are a unique artisan microbakery and culinary school located in the mountains of beautiful Vermont. Our classes are multidisciplinary in nature and include not only hands-on, personalized instruction but also narratives about the region of production, terroir, traditional ingredients, and unique cultures that surround each bread, pastry or dish we prepare. Come bake and cook with us this spring.
See website for classes info. Artisan Bread Baking for Beginners every first Sat. Cost: $55/class. Location: Brot Bakehouse School and Kitchen, 38 Meade Rd. , Fairfax. Info: Heike Meyer, 370-4077, email@example.com, brotbakery.com.
dance 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 anytime and prepare for an enjoyable workout. Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 598-1077, info@ salsalina.com. DSANTOS VT DANCE CLASSES: New classes, new location! Come join the fun. Weekly classes in salsa, bachata, kizomba, kuduro. No partner or experience needed. Beginner drop-in classes. Salsa, Mon., 7-8 p.m.; Kizomba, Wed., 8-9 p.m.; Bachata, Thu., 6-7 p.m. Cost: $15/1-hour class. Location: Dsantos VT Dance Studio, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Unit 112A, Burlington. Info: Jon Bacon, 2272572, dsantosvt.com.
Through dozens of examples and exercises, discover how to contact your inner guides and bolster your trust in the universe. Led by Sue Mehrtens. Mar. 21 & 28, Apr. 4 & 11, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $60/person. Location: Jungian Center for the Spiritual Sciences, 55 Clover Ln., Waterbury. Info: Sue Mehrtens, 244-7909.
gardening GARDENING AND ORNAMENTAL GRASSES: Learn about using ornamental grasses in home landscapes. Come learn about the presenter’s favorite varieties, why they work, how to use them successfully in combination with shrubs and perennials, and how to extend the season with fall color. Presenter: Silvia Jope. Sat., Mar. 24, 9:30-11 a.m. Cost: $15/person. Location: Gardener’s Supply, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington. Info: 660-3505, gardenerssupplystore.com. MINOR FRUITS & BERRIES: Learn about some of the lesser-known fruits and berries that can be grown in Vermont. Presenter: Meghan Giroux. Sat., Mar. 17, 9:30-11 a.m. Cost: $15/ person. Location: Gardener’s Supply, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington. Info: 660-3505, gardenerssupplystore.com.
design/build TINY HOUSE ‘GARDENEER’: In class: tool type and use, materials, parts of a house, lumber list, cut list. In field: We will frame a floor, deck it, get a rafter pattern and put up two walls, framed for window and door. Forestry walk: cruising timber, dropping, limbing, chunking, splitting, stacking cord wood. Garden tour: tools, layout and utilities. Creating a “destination CSA” for progressive share cropping. Mar. 17 & 18. Cost: $250/weekend; on-site camping avail.; pre-registration required. Location: Bakersfield, Vermont. Info: 933-6103, vermonttinyhouses.com.
drumming TAIKO AND DJEMBE CLASSES IN BURLINGTON!: New drumming sessions begin weeks of Mar. 3 and May 1. Taiko for Adults: Tue., 5:30-6:20 p.m.; Wed., 6:30-8:20 p.m. Djembe for Adults: Wed., 5:30-6:20 p.m. Taiko for Kids and Parents: Tue., 4:30-5:20 p.m. Djembe for Kids and Parents: Wed., 4:30-5:20 p.m. Drums provided. Conga classes, too! Online schedule, registration. Location: Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 3G, Burlington. Info: 999-4255, burlingtontaiko.org.
empowerment ANGELS WORKSHOP: Learn how you can work more consciously with the inner energies that have been called “angels.”
BUILD A FIRE PISTON: The lathe is typically used to create cylindrical or tapered objects in plastic or metal. In this safety and basic use course, we will learn metal turning, selecting speeds and cutting tools right for the task. To help learn the application, we will build a functional fire piston. Learn more about classes at generatorvt.com/classes. Mon., Mar. 26 & Apr. 2, 6-8:30 p.m. Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: 540-0761. LASER CUT BOARD GAME DESIGN: One of the things we love about tabletop games is the look and feel of an awesome game. Now you can make your own game with components that are beautiful to look at and use. This is a project-based class that relies primarily on the laser machine. Learn more about classes at generatorvt. com/classes. Wed., Mar. 28, Apr. 4 & 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: 540-0761. WOOD COVER SKETCHBOOK WORKSHOP: Never buy another journal or sketchbook again. Learn the craft of bookbinding by making your own sketchbook in just two evenings. Students in this workshop will learn different methods of bookbinding and make sample mini books. Learn more about classes at generatorvt.com/classes. Tue.,
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Mar. 20 & 27, 6-9 p.m. Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: 540-0761. WOOD LATHE WORKSHOP: The Rockwell Delta Wood Lathe is the perfect tool for carving a bowl, cylindrical box, furniture legs and more. Students will gain confidence in spindle gouge, roughing gouge and scraper with the skew chisel and bowl gouge. Learn more about classes at generatorvt.com/ classes. Tue., Mar. 20, 6-8 p.m. Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: 540-0761.
language ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE SPRING SESSION: CONTINUONS: Elevenweek and six-week French classes for adults starting on March 12. Morning, afternoon and evening classes available in Burlington and evening classes only in Colchester and Montpelier. We serve the entire range of students from the true beginners to those already comfortable conversing in French. Starts Mar. 12. Various locations. Info: Micheline Tremblay, michelineatremblay@ gmail.com, aflcr.org.
martial arts COMBAT FITNESS MARTIAL ARTS : Vermont’s premier mixed martial arts academy: Brazilian jiujitsu, boxing, Muay Thai kickboxing, judo, MMA and Filipino martial arts. Combine
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; International World Masters Champion and IBJJF World Masters Champion. Accept no Iimitations! Location: Vermont
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meditation 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 Café (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, burlingtonshambhalactr.org.
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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: $12/1hour class; $40/mo. (incl. all classes offered); first class free. Location: 303 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info: Wu Xing Chinese Martial Arts, 355-1301, firstname.lastname@example.org, wxcma.com. 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, ipfamilytaichi.org.
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, 658-5815, email@example.com.
yoga 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 Health and Wellness Professionals. We offer specialty workshops, series and trainings, rooted in the art and science of yoga as a healing practice for body, mind and spirit. $5-$15/ class; $140/10-class card; $5-10/ community class. Location: Evolution Yoga, 20 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: 864-9642, evolutionvt.com. 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.
SAFE AND CONFIDENT SWIMMERS • Swim lessons for ages 6 months to adults • New 7 week session starts this week! • Register now! Call Jess to determine level, 652-8143
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, honestyogacenter.com. NEK YOGA TEACHER TRAINING: Step into your purpose and path. This Yoga Teacher Training/ Life Enrichment program will weave the transformative benefits of yoga and leadership into all areas of your life. Shift your awareness to embody greater freedom, ease, joy, love and connection. Open to profound healing for yourself and all you come in contact with. Monthly, starting Apr. 5. Cost: $2,500/200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training. Location: Heart Space Yoga Center, 446 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury. Info: Andrea Thibadeau, 626-3398, email@example.com, heartspaceyogacenter.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, Info@ sanghastudio.org.
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what makes the unscripted performance work. Through fun and engaging theater exercises, students will discover the rules improv in practical terms by getting on their feet and making some magic. By exploring the concepts of teamwork, active listening and mutual acceptance, we’ll learn how scenes are built and how supporting each other is the key to spontaneous storytelling. Sat., Mar. 10, 4-6 p.m. Cost: $215/person. Location: Zenbarn Studio, 179 Guptil Rd., Waterbury Center. Info: 454-8020, info@ vermonthub.com, vermonthub. com/kamikazeworkshop.html.
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MARTIAL WAY : Colchester and Milton locations. Classes in selfdefense, 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, martialwayvt. com.
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ANNOUNCING SPANISH CLASSES: Spanish classes start in March. Learn from a native speaker via small classes or personal instruction. You’ll always be participating and speaking. Lesson packages for travelers. Lessons for young children; they love it! English as second language instruction online. Our 12th year. See our website or contact us for details. Starting Mar. 26, 10 weeks. Cost: $225/10 weekly classes of 90+ min. each. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: 276-1255, firstname.lastname@example.org, spanishwaterburycenter.com.
fitness and skills-building to learn self-defense 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). combatfitnessmma. com. 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, vteguy25@gmail. com, combatfitnessmma.com.
Checking out White River Junction’s Engine Room BY J O R D AN AD AMS JORDAN ADAMS
n recent years, White River Junction has enjoyed the fruits of ongoing revitalization. The former industrial hub in the Upper Valley has seen a spate of new businesses, restaurants and cultural enterprises put down roots, while long-existing entities have been reinvigorated. The unincorporated village is home to the Main Street Museum, the Center for Cartoon Studies, theater company Northern Stage and a smattering of boutiques and markets. But missing from the arts-centric community has been a modern concert venue — until recently. In a space that once housed the Tupelo Music Hall, a nightclub that closed its doors under confusing circumstances in 2012, a new, multifaceted events space called the Engine Room is just taking shape. Brandon Fox stands behind the Engine Room’s glossy, fully stocked bar, which was recently refurbished and extended by several feet. The venue is his family business’ most recent acquisition. Fox is a co-owner of the dynastic Maple Street Catering and Big Fatty’s BBQ, which were founded by his mother, Bethany Lewis, and stepfather, Clay Vagnini. Fox explains that the room was in fairly good shape when his company took it over but says, “It definitely needed some love.” Most recently, the space had been home to a short-lived sports bar and lounge called Club Diesel. A cluster of businesses neighbor the Engine Room, including new American restaurant Elixir, hydroponic emporium White River Growpro, maker space White River CoWorks, hot sauce company Angry Goat Pepper, River Roost Brewery and Big Fatty’s BBQ — the last of which also houses beer hub the Crowler Pit. The commercial and industrial park is also home to a salt grinder, salt-storage shed and rail yard, hence the new venture’s mechanically inspired name. In fact, trains and tankers roll into the compound on tracks that practically come flush up against the Freight House, the official name of the long warehouse that is home to both Elixir and the Engine Room. But, with advance notice of train schedules, the rumbling of incoming rail traffic shouldn’t interfere with events. As waning afternoon sunlight pours through the Engine Room’s wall-to-wall windows, Fox points out many of the
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high-ceilinged room’s most recent additions and restorations. The bespectacled 39-year-old notes a new, serpentine lighting fixture with a cobalt LED strip hanging above the counter that his mother and sister conceived. He also points out the corrugated metal paneling underneath it.
New professional concert lighting adds a decadent, rock-and-roll vibe to the expansive stage, which could easily support a large combo or even a smallscale theatrical production. In fact, music and theater, as well as comedy and club nights, are included on a laminated page that lists
the Engine Room’s initial schedule through May. Upcoming entertainment includes Windsor rockers the Pilgrims, Upper Valley party band the Tricksters, Lebanon, N.H., trio the Conniption Fits, and a multi-night run of JAG Productions’ presentation of the biographical Billie Holiday musical Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. “There’s a lot you can do with it,” Fox says of the approximately 2,700-squarefoot room. “We’re trying to be that middle place from Burlington to Boston.” A projector hangs from the ceiling in the middle of the room, as does a 125inch pull-down screen just in front of the stage. Fox says family film screenings and date-night movies are a potential offering, though none is currently booked. In addition to its own happenings, the space is available for public, semipublic and private events, with slidingscale fees based on a function’s needs. A bare-bones or charitable event could cost as little as a few hundred dollars, while larger-scale shindigs could cost thousands, especially if they utilize Maple Street Catering, which will soon be on-site. The kitchen is currently under construction, with several large appliances strewn about. Seating at the club can be configured in a variety of ways depending on the event. For instance, chair stools and high-top tables make the most sense for standup comedy. But a black curtain next to the stage hides several folding banquet tables and folding chairs for large-scale functions or seated shows. To show off the brand-new, state-ofthe-art sound system, Fox plugs his phone into the sound mixer. Country group Zac Brown Band and R&B spitfire Foxy Brown sound equally full and rich blaring from the club’s speakers, with bass tones you can feel in the soles of your feet. Though the space seems primed to succeed, it’s not immune to challenges. “In this area, staffing is definitely a tough thing,” says Fox, noting the difficulty of retaining “good-quality staff that want to work and call it their home.” Another issue with the ever-growing business hub is parking. Some of the businesses offer a handful of spaces alongside their buildings. But, given the Engine Room’s nearly 200-head capacity, parking could get tricky. TOTALLY STOKED
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One of Saturday’s unofficial Mardi Gras events of note is DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN’s Soul Clap and Dance-Off at the Monkey House in Winooski. Toubin, founder of NYC-based production company New York Night Train, regularly hosts ’60s-era soul parties at which he spins nothing but deep-cut 45s. The Village Voice named him best DJ in its 2015 “Best of NYC” issue, stating, “We might live in an EDM world, but Jonathan Toubin has no truck with today’s musical whims. [His] Soul Clap and Dance-Off has brought throwback pizzazz and retro cool to New York’s late-night underground … No fistbumps or atomic bass drops here.” Sounds pretty dope, right? But wait — there’s more! The party’s central event is a freaking midnight dance-off. With numbers pinned to their backs, contestants are divided into several heats. The winners of these enter a final round to show the world what their mamas gave them. The ultimate champion walks away with $100. One thing I need to mention: I’m serving as one of the competition’s judges, as are WRUV hip-hop DJ extraordinaire MELO GRANT and MICK JAGGER superfan DENNIS LEMOINE. Just sayin’: You know that dance move where you take a feather boa or scarf in both hands and rub it across your butt? That’s one of my all-time faves — though it’s probably more appropriate for an oldtimey burlesque show.
When March rolls around, I often think of KARL MARX’s famous statement, often paraphrased “Religion is the opiate of the masses.” That’s because two holidays with Christian origins — Mardi Gras and Saint Patrick’s Day — fall practically back-to-back, and both usually involve (require?) heavy drinking. The act of partying on these formerly holy days — not engaging in religious reflection — provides euphoric escape, yet the same distracting and cathartic effect to which Marx referred is achieved. Oh, the irony… With that in mind: Magic Hat Brewing’s annual Mardi Gras celebration unfolds in downtown Burlington this weekend, with much of the hullabaloo surrounding a big, fancy parade on Saturday, March 10. And, as per usual, the downtown club scene is jam-packed with concerts, dance parties and other wild wingdings sure to please music lovers and the I-can’tfeel-my-face crowd alike. Much of the action picks up after the parade ends, but eager revelers may also want to check out some dope happenings the night before — namely, REEL BIG FISH. I think it’s pretty wild that the popska legends are taking over the relatively small Club Metronome on Friday, March 9. Anyone who came of age in the ’90s can attest that the horn-heavy band was an inescapable part of the decade’s pop-culture landscape. And even if you weren’t a fan, you at least had a cousin who was. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t
have a special place in my heart for hits such as “Sell Out” and “She Has a Girlfriend Now.” Nectar’s and Club Metronome essentially operate as the grand Mardi Gras nexus. Preceding, following and coinciding with the parade, the clubs provide 12-plus hours of live music, culminating in wee-hours sets from local rock-fusion band SWIMMER and DJ LUKE THE KNIFE. Perhaps the most tantalizing act included in the marathon lineup is SHOTS FIRED, a new project from KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE guitarist DJ WILLIAMS. The sizzling rock supergroup features a cavalcade of folks who’ve played with acts such as SLIGHTLY STOOPID, LYRICS BORN, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND and PIMPS OF JOYTIME. Additionally, electronica jam band LOTUS take over Metronome directly after the raucous processional. The Philadelphia- and Denver-based group usually rocks the Higher Ground Ballroom when it plays in the area, so you’re getting a much more intimate performance by comparison. If you feel like fleeing the scene after the parade, head up the street to Radio Bean for a bonker-balls vinyl set from DJ LEE J — aka proprietor LEE ANDERSON. For late-night revels, Philly’s DJ PETE MOSS keeps the buzz going with insatiable disco and house beats at Half Lounge. And that’s barely scratching the surface. For a full list of official Magic Hat Mardi Gras offerings, visit magichat.net. And please, please, please: Be safe and respectful, and drink responsibly.
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ARTSRIOT: Jonathan Richman with Tommy Larkins (rock, new wave), 9 p.m., $17/20. HALF LOUNGE: DJ Craig Mitchell (house), 10 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet, 8:30 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Queen City Hot Club (gypsy jazz), 7 p.m., free.
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first album, In the Battle Years, the Halifax, N. S., quintet presented
itself as a pop-folk outfit that leaned more provincial than cosmopolitan. But the arrival of the band’s 2018 sophomore effort, The Wilder Beyond, announced a fairly dramatic stylistic shift away from Americana. The new effort is full of chic, anthemic pop with strong electronic elements. Though the folksier sounds are still there, they’re adorned with synths and a slick, urban production aesthetic. To wit: You can take the band out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the band. Check out Hillsburn on Thursday, March 8, at Zenbarn in Waterbury.
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chittenden county BACKSTAGE PUB & RESTAURANT: Karaoke with Jenny Red, 9 p.m., free.
RADIO BEAN: Ensemble V (jazz), 7 p.m., free. Charles Corley (folk, soul), 9 p.m., free. The Stash! Band (bluegrass), 9:30 p.m., $5. Coopertheband (indie rock), 10:30 p.m., free.
HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Dumpstaphunk, the Big Sip (funk, jazz), 8 p.m., $18/20. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Roots of Creation, Seamus the Great (jam, reggae), 7:30 p.m., $15/18.
RED SQUARE: DJ KermiTT (eclectic), 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.
JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: The Starline Rhythm Boys (rockabilly), 7 p.m., free.
RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: Gypsy Reel (traditional Irish, folk), 7:30-10 p.m., free.
MONKEY HOUSE: Untapped: A Night of Burlesque and Drag, 9 p.m., $10.
SIDEBAR: Hotel Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.
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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.
HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Brett Dennen, Dean Lewis (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $22/25.
CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: John Lackard Blues Jam, 8 p.m., free. 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: Bob Wagner and D. Davis (roots, Americana), 8 p.m., free. 60 MUSIC
CITY SPORTS GRILLE: Trivia Night, 7:30 p.m., free.
STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Bluegrass Jam Session, 7:30 p.m., free.
RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: DJ Supersounds (hits), 10 p.m., free.
VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Kurt Braunohler (standup), 7 & 9:30 p.m., $15-27.
NECTAR’S: Troy Millette (acoustic), 7 p.m., free. Miku Daza, Matt the Gnat and the Gators (ska, punk), 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+.
MONKEY HOUSE: Anemone, Common Holly (dream-pop), 8:30 p.m., $5/10. 18+.
RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ KermiTT (eclectic), 10 p.m., $5.
THE TAP ROOM AT SWITCHBACK BREWING: Mitch & Devon (rock), 6 p.m., free.
MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free.
RED SQUARE: Funky Dawgz Brass Band (funk, soul), 7 p.m., $5. DJ Craig Mitchell (open format), 11 p.m., $5.
SIDEBAR: Ryan Ober (folk), 7 p.m., free. CLU6TERF*CK (electronic), 9 p.m., free.
LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free.
VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Standup Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. March Madness (improv), 8:30 p.m., $5.
Fire (punk-jazz, fuzz-rock), 11:30 p.m., $5.
TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.
MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: A2VT (Video Release Party) (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. Nina’s Brew (blues, rock), 9:30 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: Justin Sawyer (acoustic), 8:30 p.m., free. Scuba Party (psychedelic rock), 10 p.m., free. Fertile Soil (folk-rock, jam), 11:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: Strange Purple Jelly (jam), 7 p.m., free. D Jay Baron (mashup, hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.
PARKER PIE CO.: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.
RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.
SEABA CENTER: Bay Faction, Father Figuer, Princess Nostalgia (indie), 7 p.m., $5.
MONOPOLE: Open Mic with Lucid, 10 p.m., free.
ARTSRIOT: WRUV’s Exposure Fest featuring Calvin Coolidge, Full Walrus, Amaal, the Flat Five, Papas Porch (eclectic), 8 p.m., free. FINNIGAN’S PUB: DJ Craig Mitchell (open format), 10 p.m., free. FOAM BREWERS: Peter Krag (jazz), 7 p.m., free. HALF LOUNGE: SVPPLY (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: James Harvey Group (jazz), 8:30 p.m., $5-10. Aaron Lucci Quintet (jazz), 10:30 p.m., free.
SIDEBAR: Yo! BTV Raps (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): International Women’s Day Benefit featuring Helen Hummel, Reid SP and Stephanie Tonneson (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., donation. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Kurt Braunohler (standup), 7 p.m., $15-27. The Daily Grind: Megan O’Brien (improv), 9 p.m., $5.
BACKSTAGE PUB & RESTAURANT: Trivia, 9:30 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: Selector Sets with App Gap Staff (vinyl DJs), 5 p.m., free. Ghastly Sound, Witchkiss, Undercliff, Sachem (metal), 9 p.m., $3/8. 18+.
ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Mono Malo (rock), 7 p.m., free.
MOOGS PLACE: Open Mic with Allen Church, 8:30 p.m., free. SUSHI YOSHI (STOWE): Brooklyn Circle (jazz), 4:30 p.m., free. THE VILLAGE TAVERN: Cooie Sings (Americana), 7 p.m., free.
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BLACKBACK PUB: John Lackard Blues, 7 p.m., free. LOCALFOLK SMOKEHOUSE: Open Mic with Alex Budney, 8:30 p.m., free. ZENBARN: Hillsburn (pop, folk), 8 p.m., $12/$15.
CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: James Towle (rock), 8:30 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: DJ Da.Root (hits), 10 p.m., free.
northeast kingdom HIGHLAND LODGE: Trivia Night, 6:30 p.m., free. PARKER PIE CO.: Can-Am Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m., free.
OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Karaoke with DJ Jon Berry & DJ Coco, 9 p.m., free.
ARTSRIOT: Dynamo & Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), smalltalker (jazz, funk), 8:30 p.m., $12/15. BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Peter Krag (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Reel Big Fish, Suburban Samurai (ska, punk), 9 p.m., $20. FOAM BREWERS: The High Breaks (surf), 8 p.m., free. HALF LOUNGE: Reid (folk), 8 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Brett Hughes (country), 9 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: NoMad Stories (tribal, jazz), 7 p.m., free. CAB (reggae, funk), 9 p.m., free. DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 11 p.m., $5. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Dakota (hip-hop, house), 10 p.m., free. MUDDY WATERS: Emily Yacina, Yohuna, Amelia Devoid, Ebn Ezra (indie), 8:30 p.m., $10. NECTAR’S: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free. The Grift with Horns, Balkun Brothers (rock), 9 p.m., $5. RADIO BEAN: Friday Morning Sing-Along with Linda Bassick & Friends (kids’ music), 11 a.m., free. O’hAnleigh (Celtic), 7 p.m., free. Remember Baker (bluegrass, old-time), 8:30 p.m., free. The Mountain Carol (electro-pop), 10 p.m., $5. Joy on
ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Graziano, Slim and Schofield (rock), 5 p.m., free. incaHOOTS (rock), 9 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: AmeriKanaBlue (folk), 7:30 p.m., free.
BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Songs of Sustenance featuring Colin McCaffrey, Lizzy Mandell, Blue Fox, Ron Sweet (eclectic), 6 p.m., donation. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Julia Kate Davis (indie folk), 6 p.m., free. Abby Jenne & Her Dark Advisors, Liz Beatty & the Alternates (rock), 9 p.m., free. GUSTO’S: Supernatural (rock covers), 9 p.m., $5. POSITIVE PIE (MONTPELIER): Emperors Dance Band featuring members of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars (world, Baskeda), 10 p.m., $10. SWEET MELISSA’S: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5:30 p.m., donation.
EL TORO: Allen Church Project (bluegrass, Celtic), 7 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Chris Lyon (solo acoustic), 6 p.m., free. Red Hot Juba (swing, Americana), 9 p.m., free. TRES AMIGOS & RUSTY NAIL STAGE: CopOuts, Mr. Doubtfire (punk, Celtic), 8:30 p.m., $5/8.
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On January 27, I previewed improvisational metal band ZENTAURIâ€™s live score for the Cinema Casualties screening of JOHN CARPENTERâ€™s The Thing. In a phone interview, Zentauriâ€™s MATT HAGEN mentioned another film his band soon planned to soundtrack: Disneyâ€™s breakout nature documentary March of the Penguins. Yes, you read that right. I mean, think about it. Is there anything more metal than all of those papa penguins struggling to cross the frozen wasteland while carrying their unborn children? No. Thatâ€™s the most metal thing there is. If you want to see the hardscrabble life of Antarcticaâ€™s most adorable inhabitants paired with Zentauriâ€™s
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ZENBARN: Swale (indie rock), 9 p.m., $5.
CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Toast (rock), 9:30 p.m., free.
rutland/killington FIRESIDE CAFÉ: Hailey Boyle (standup), 8 p.m., free.
PICKLE BARREL NIGHTCLUB: Hot Date (covers), 8 p.m., $10-20.
champlain islands/northwest TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Shane Murley Band (folk), 7 p.m., free.
northeast kingdom HIGHLAND LODGE: Not Quite Dead (Grateful Dead tribute), 6:30 p.m., free.
HIGHLAND LODGE RESTAURANT: Carol Hausner, Jonathan Kaplan and Donovan Delabruere (roots), 6:30 p.m., free.
MONOPOLE: Night Protocol (synth-wave, ’80s covers), 10 p.m., free. MONOPOLE DOWNSTAIRS: Happy Hour Tunes & Trivia with Gary Peacock, 5 p.m., free. OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Jamie Lee Thurston, Taylor LaValley (country), 7 p.m., $15/20.
THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Dave Richardson (Album Release) (folk), 8:30 p.m., $10.
ARTSRIOT: Titus Andronicus with Rick Maguire (from Pile) (punk, indie rock), 8:30 p.m., $15. BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Anthony Santor (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Lotus (jam, electronic), 5 p.m., $25. Luke the Knife (Lotus After-party) (funk, disco), 9 p.m., $10. Retronome
With DJ Fattie B (’80s dance party), 11 p.m., free/$5. FOAM BREWERS: The New Review (soul, pop), 4 p.m., $5. Pat Finn & the Bad Table (funk, electronic), 8 p.m., free.
TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Stefani Capizzi (folk), 7 p.m., free.
HALF LOUNGE: Fun House (house), 3 p.m., free. Half Lounge Cabaret (drag), 8 p.m., free. Pete Moss (house), 10 p.m., free.
THE ENGINE ROOM: The Conniption Fits (hits), 8 p.m., free.
JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.
JUNIPER: Zack DuPont and Matt Deluca (folk), 9 p.m., free.
PARKER PIE CO.: Open Mic, second Saturday of every month, 8 p.m., free.
LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Daniel Miller (Americana), 7:30 p.m., free. Eric George (country, folk), 9 p.m., free. DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 11 p.m., $5.
MONOPOLE: Plattsburgh Metal Conglomerate, 10 p.m., free.
MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: People’s Blues of Richmond (psych-rock), 10 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Mardi Gras 2018 featuring Swimmer, DJ Williams’ Shots Fired, Nate Reit and Friends play Trombone Shorty, the Renegade Groove, High and Mighty Brass Band, the Fritz, the Wormdogs (eclectic), 11 a.m., free/$7. RADIO BEAN: Parade AfterParty with DJ Lee J (eclectic), 4 p.m., free. Steph Pappas Experience (country, rock), 7 p.m., free. Oobleck (Afro-funk), 9 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: Mango Jam (zydeco), 10 a.m., free. Mashtodon (hip-hop), 2 p.m., free. Josh Panda & the Hot Damned (rock, soul), 7 p.m., $5. Luis Calderin (open format), 10 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Frank Grymes (EDM), noon, free. SVPPLY (hip-hop), 2 p.m., free. DJ KermiTT (eclectic), 4 p.m., free. DJ Reign One (EDM), 6 p.m., free. DJ Craig Mitchell (open format), 8 p.m., $5. DJ Atak (hip-hop), 11 p.m., $5. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: DJ Dodg3r (EDM, hits), 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: SVPPLY (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Big Night (cajun, Western swing), 3 p.m., free. SMITTY’S PUB: Slim & Nobby (rock), 8 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Kurt Braunohler (standup), 7 & 9:30 p.m., $15-27.
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Fox says he’s working on it. He expects another 30 spots to open up in the coming months as improvements are made to the rail yard. The father of three is a true family man. You can tell how much he cares about his community when you see him in his element. After showing off his new business, he heads back to his restaurant across the parking lot. Fox buoyantly flits about the dining room, checking in with staff, friends
THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Fu’Chunk (funk, soul), 8:30 p.m., free.
Occult Following Brooklyn’s
SLUT MAGIC pack a lot of charm into their
gothic, post-punk songs. Literary, historical, political, scientific and cultural references abound in the quartet’s witches’ brew. They pay tribute to H.P. Lovecraft throughout their work, not only in a song titled with his surname, but also with the tension and dread for which the horror author was known. But it’s not all doom and gloom. “Feel the Bern” is a surprisingly heartfelt and whimsical recap of the life and times of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Slut Magic support locals
on Saturday, March 10, at Charlie-O’s
World Famous in Montpelier.
HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Trevor Hall: A Night in the Village (SOLD OUT) (roots, folk), 8 p.m., $23/25. JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: The Brevity Thing (rock, folk), 7 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: Soul Clap and Dance-Off with DJ Jonathan Toubin (soul), 9 p.m., $7.
BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Irish Session, 2 p.m., donation. Hillary and Andy Leicher (rock covers), 6 p.m., free. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Tin Talisman, Slut Magic (rock), 9 p.m., free. ESPRESSO BUENO: Jazzyaoke (live jazz karaoke), 7:30 p.m., $5.
ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Mitch & Devon (rock), 5 p.m., free.
GUSTO’S: DJ Amanda Rock (hits), 9 p.m., $3.
STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Southtown Bluegrass, 7:30 p.m., free.
WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Von Hauer (disco, house), 9 p.m., free.
EL TORO: Cooie Sings (Americana), 7 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Gold Tooth Gator (blues), 9 p.m., free. TRES AMIGOS & RUSTY NAIL STAGE: Jamie Lee Thurston (country), 8:30 p.m., $15/20.
and regulars as well as ribbing a newcomer attempting the Big Fatty’s Challenge. That’s a feat of consumption in which a diner must ingest — and, presumably, hold down — four pounds of food in 60 minutes or less. The prize is a T-shirt. “It’s a place where everybody knows your name,” says Fox, likening the convivial vibe to the bar from NBC’s long-running sitcom “Cheers.” He’s excited for the Engine Room to finally get into the swing of things, but not as excited as his almost-4-year-old daughter,
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CORK WINE BAR & MARKET (WATERBURY): Django Soulo (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., free. ZENBARN: The Mountain Says No, Sad Turtle (rock), 10 p.m., $5.
HALF LOUNGE: Sunday Scene (bass music), 10 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Game Night, 8 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Mi Yard Reggae Night with DJs Big Dog and Jahson, 9:30 p.m., free/$3. RADIO BEAN: Maple Street Six (jazz), 1 p.m., free. Old Sky and Friends (Americana), 6 p.m., free. Christopher Gregory (Americana), 8:30 p.m., free. Natural Velvet (post-punk), 10:30 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: SideBar Sundays (eclectic), 9 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: March Madness (improv), 7 p.m., $5.
CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: DJ Earl (open format), 9:30 p.m., free.
HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Nightmares on Wax, DJ Ryan Kick (trip-hop), 8:30 p.m., $20/23.
ROUGH CUT: O’hAnleigh (Celtic), 7 p.m., free.
PICKLE BARREL NIGHTCLUB: Hot Date (covers), 8 p.m., $10-20. RICK & KAT’S HOWLIN’ MOUSE: Vivisepulture, Ice Giant (metal), 8 p.m., $5.
Evelyn. Fox is hosting her upcoming birthday party there. “She said, ‘Daddy, we doing my party at the Engine Room?’” he recalls. “I said, ‘Yeah. What do you know about the Engine Room?’ She’s like, ‘Mommy told me. It’s gonna be great.’” m Contact: email@example.com
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BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Southern Old Time Music Jam (traditional), 10 a.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: Live Band Karaoke, 8 p.m., donation.
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In case you don’t know the backstory behind bluesy rock band Dwight & Nicole, here’s a quick primer: In the early 2000s, guitarist Dwight Ritcher and bassist Nicole Nelson met and fell in love as working musicians in Boston. After bouncing around for a bit, the couple landed in Burlington in the early 2010s, despite success and attention in larger markets — including accolades from the Boston and New England Music Awards and Nelson’s breakout performance on the third season of NBC’s “The Voice.” Now, the project might as well be called Dwight & Nicole & Ezra. Drummer Ezra Oklan, known for his work in Kat Wright’s band, is solidly a member of the group. And like soul sister Wright’s 2016 album By My Side, Dwight & Nicole’s new EP, Electric Lights, combines enough analog
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runs around the turns. But solos belong to Mark Struhsacker’s lithe guitar and Sacher’s tumbling mandolin. It’s a classic group effort, tied together by airtight harmonies behind Sacher’s grinning lead and rock-solid work from bassist Kirk Lord. Sacher and Struhsacker split songwriting duties among the EP’s four original cuts — a fifth song, “May I Borrow Some Sugar From You,” is a plucky cover of the Chips Moman and Bobby Emmons tune popularized by Waylon Jennings. The two have complementary styles. Sacher writes and sings with a lighter, winsome touch befitting his easy tenor. Closer “Vermont Winters,” for instance, is a lilting, comic ode to the hardships of the cold season: “If you promise to end this cold snap, Lord, I promise to dress in layers.” Struhsacker, on the other hand, favors a darker tack that resonates in his warm, full baritone. Both “Forgive and Forget” and “The Punishment Don’t Fit the Crime” are classic heartbreak songs rooted in classic twangy tropes — cheatin’, stealin’ and drinkin’ — that still feel urgent. Some themes are just timeless, much like the sound Northern Flyer forge on their exceptional debut. Northern Flyer is available at CDBaby.
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The new Burlington-based quartet features four of the state’s most experienced and well-regarded bluegrass players, all of whom have performed together in various combinations over the past 30 years. We’ll skip the family tree, but the band’s collective bona fides include local grass greats Breakaway, the Modern Grass Quintet and the Lonesome Mountain Boys, to name a few. Put another way, you could play Six Degrees of Bob Degree and connect the noted Bluegrass Storm founder to each Northern Flyer rather quickly. Northern Flyer are indeed a star-studded collection of musicians. But that’s not what makes their debut EP special. Rather, it’s the manner in which each member sublimates his ego to the larger whole. These are veteran players who place a premium on taste, tact and making savvy musical choices in service of their winning original material. In so doing, the Flyers build a foundation on which each member is able to star. Take the Andy Sacher-penned opener, “Northern Flyer,” for example. Andy Greene’s banjo is the featured melodic instrument, cascading through rippling
midway point, Ritcher delivers an unhinged blues guitar solo, revving up the intensity on the otherwise even-keeled song. Under gobs of reverb, gut-punch kick drum opens the dirge-like song “Wait.” Layers of phased synth bass and snarling electric bass provide a sturdy foundation for Nelson’s soulful belting. Like a scene from a tent revival, you can almost see glorious, late-afternoon sunlight limning the neck of her axe as the track erupts into a crushing showstopper. Country-tinged love songs “Feel the Same” and “Hearts” round out the EP. The former feels wistful, like watching the countryside stream past you through the window of a moving vehicle while your mind wanders to a long-lost lover. The latter is an uncomplicated, thigh-slapping ode to the ooey-gooiest of romantic feelings. Under the supervision of Grammynominated producer Joel Hamilton, Dwight & Nicole triumph in their first new material since 2014. As always, romance takes center stage. And particularly in these troubled times, love is an especially welcome message. Electric Lights is available on iTunes.
nostalgia with modern pop sensibilities (and commercial appeal) that it’s bound to attract a fairly diverse audience, including some newcomers. Though only a brief 18 minutes long, the five-song collection is sharp AF with no filler — only hits. In a near fake-out, the titular opening track starts up with rave-ready sliced synth. Are we headed to the club? But seconds later, Ritcher’s jangly guitar grounds the cut in familiar, rootsy territory. A stomping beat enters, cutting the time in half and providing Nelson a loose groove on which to lay her breathy, ghostly vocals. “If you can hear me now / Just lean in close to me / When all the lights go out / There’s still so much to see,” she sings. Acceptance, tenderness and optimism are ongoing themes throughout. “Hi Lo” oozes with retro charm. Instantly evoking Norman Greenbaum’s gospel-rock hit “Spirit in the Sky” with a gravelly guitar, Ritcher takes lead vocals atop hip-shaking tambourine. Nelson harmonizes on the chorus as the couple sings about rolling with the punches. At the
Bluegrass bands in Vermont pass around members about as often as square dancers swap partners. Notable exceptions exist — Banjo Dan mostly led the same Mid-nite Plowboys for some 40 years, for example. Still, the small but robust community of acoustic pickers throughout the Green Mountains tends to do-si-do through various configurations, combos and bands. That’s not a bad thing. For starters, revolving roster overlap means that practically every new grass band is essentially a local supergroup, since lineups often feature several of the state’s ace players. More critically, the constant mixing and matching fosters a familiarity among players that is often lacking in all-star bands. While blazing chops are nice, comfort with fellow pickers is key to musicality, to balancing substance against all that flash. For proof, look no further than Northern Flyer and the quartet’s late 2017 self-titled debut EP.
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CLUB DATES NA: NOT AVAILABLE. AA: ALL AGES.
middlebury area ROUGH CUT: Kelly Ravin (country), 5 p.m., free.
CLUB METRONOME: Metal Monday featuring Zentauri: ‘March of the Penguins’ (live film score), 9 p.m., $3/5. 18+. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Lamp Shop Lit Club (open reading), 8 p.m., free. Joey Agresta (Last Live Show) (indie), 10 p.m., $5-10. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Strangecreek 2018 Battle of the Bands: Hilltop, the Giant Peach, Doctor Rick (rock), 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+.
SIDEBAR: Hotel Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.
Record High In the late ’80s and early ’90s,
VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Standup Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. March Madness (improv), 8:30 p.m., $5.
breakthrough electronica/downtempo acts such as Massive Attack, Tricky, Portishead and ON WAX
were part of the chilled-out, genre-splicing
CITY SPORTS GRILLE: Trivia Night, 7:30 p.m., free.
golden age of UK trip-hop. Over the years, the latter’s albums, including 2018’s Shape the Future. Whether
HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Dustbowl Revival, Twisted Pine (Americana, funk), 7:30 p.m., $12/14.
performing a solo DJ set or with a full band, the
JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Bluegrass Session, 7 p.m., free.
artist’s nebulous sound has remained consistently
STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., free.
founder, George Evelyn, has released eight studio
heady with cinematic samples, noteworthy guest
vocalists and influences from nearly every popular genre. Catch Nightmares on Wax on Sunday, March 11, at the
CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: All Request Video, 9 p.m., free.
Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington. Local DJ RYAN
SWEET MELISSA’S: D. Davis (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., donation.
WHAMMY BAR: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.
RADIO BEAN: Art Herttua and Ray Caroll (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. Family Night (open jam), 9 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Comedy & Crêpes (standup), 8 p.m., free.
CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Trivia: Sex on the Second, 9 p.m., free.
MOOGS PLACE: Seth Yacovone (blues), 7 p.m., free.
LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Pullin’ Yo Chain Comedy Showcase, 7:30 p.m., free. Danza Del Fuego (gypsy-infused world music), 9:30 p.m., free. LINCOLNS: Laugh Shack (standup), 8:30 p.m., $5. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: AliT (singer-songwriter), 9:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Django Soulo (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. Dead Set (Grateful Dead tribute), 9:30 p.m., $5. 18+.
ARTSRIOT: The Moth: Tests (storytelling), 7:30 p.m., $10.
RADIO BEAN: Stephen Callahan Trio (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. Honky Tonk Tuesday with Ponyhustle, 10 p.m., $5.
FOAM BREWERS: Local Dork (eclectic vinyl), 6 p.m., free.
RED SQUARE: DJ A-RA$ (open format), 8 p.m., free.
THE GRYPHON: P’tit Trio (jazz), 8 p.m., free.
SIDEBAR: Sean Kehoe (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. Ron Stoppable (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.
HALF LOUNGE: DJ Taka (eclectic), 10 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: George Petit Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free.
chittenden county 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.
MOOGS PLACE: Christine Malcolm (folk), 7:30 p.m., free.
mad river valley/ waterbury ZENBARN: Jazz Jam, 6 p.m., free.
IDLETYME BREWING COMPANY: The Idletyme Band (blues, rock), 8 p.m., free.
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.
THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.
ARTSRIOT: Rocket Shop Live with Cricket Blue and Francesca Blanchard (indie folk), 7:30 p.m., free. HALF LOUNGE: AQUG (bass music), 10 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.
JUNIPER: Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet, 8:30 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Cody Sargent Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Troy Millette (acoustic), 7 p.m., free. JUPTR, Dr. Sammy Love (neo-soul), 9 p.m., $5/10. 18+.
MOOGS PLACE: Abby Sherman (Americana), 8:30 p.m., free.
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ZENBARN: Bob Wagner and D. Davis (roots, Americana), 8 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.
RADIO BEAN: Sofia Donavan (pop, R&B), 9 p.m., free. The Stash! Band (bluegrass), 9:30 p.m., $5. Staygold & the Ponyboys (alt-country, pop), 10:30 p.m., free.
RED SQUARE: DJ KermiTT (eclectic), 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.
MONOPOLE: Open Mic with Lucid, 10 p.m., free.
PARKER PIE CO.: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.
RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: Gypsy Reel (traditional Irish, folk), 7:30-10 p.m., free.
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A VISUAL CONVERSATION
Taking the Lead
The new Vermont Arts Council head talks about art access, digital technologies and why she loves Vermont B Y S A D I E W I LLI A M S
03.07.18-03.14.18 SEVEN DAYS 66 ART
SEVEN DAYS: What prompted your transition to this job? KAREN MITTELMAN: I wasn’t on the job market when I found this job. I had spent 19 years in the [NEH], and I figured I was going to stay another year; after 20 years I would look for another gig. But I knew that when I left the NEH, I wanted to leave the federal, national level and go back to either the local or regional level. I feel like that’s where you can make a much more profound difference, especially when it comes to arts and humanities. And I knew I always wanted to end up in Vermont. SD: Why Vermont? KM: I’ve been skiing in Vermont since I was 5 or 6 years old. I would come here for writing retreats in the summer. I just love it. I had a moment when I was
ast summer, the Vermont Arts Council announced that Karen Mittelman would replace Alex Aldrich as executive director. Most recently the director of the Division of Public Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities, Mittelman brings to her new job nearly three decades of experience at federal institutions and other cultural posts. The New York native has lived in the Washington, D.C., area most of her life. But, in October of last year, the 59-year-old traded the nation’s capital for Vermont’s. Besides adjusting to a less urban milieu, she’s dealing with the weather. In an interview at her Montpelier office last week, Mittelman related that she had a bit of a scare recently: She found herself without GPS while driving home from Newport in a snowstorm. “It’s been a long time since I’ve been that disoriented,” she admitted. The incident spurred Mittelman to buy a blanket and emergency safety kit for her car, because she wasn’t about to hole up indoors. Getting oriented has been integral to her first few months at the VAC. Since she arrived, Mittelman has been traveling around, getting to know the state and its artists. Seven Days met with the new director to get to know her, and her vision for the arts council’s future. Karen Mittelman
11 or 12 on top of a mountain with my dad; I was looking at the mountains and remember saying to him, “I’m going to live in Vermont someday.” Once I got to my late fifties, I was like, It’s not going to happen, because no jobs had opened up, and it’s late in life to make a big change. So I thought, I’ll just vacation there. Until my friend sent me this announcement [about the VAC job]. Once I came, I was complete lured in by the incredible things the arts council does, and by the fact that they wanted the new director to come in and help the staff reenvision the organization. That’s
what I love to do. I think that’s one of my strengths. SD: So they wanted to look at the way things are operating and make changes? KM: After 19 to 20 years with one director, I think the board knew you’re going to bring someone new in, and it’s time to take stock of where the organization is and where it might go in the future. I hope my staff at NEH is doing that. That’s what you should do when leadership changes: Look at it with new eyes and say, “OK, where do we want to go?”
SD: And where do you want to go? KM: We’re in the midst of mapping out two new program priorities. One of them is about access to arts and cultural experiences. It’s at the heart of the strategic plan I inherited, that everyone in Vermont [should] have access to arts and creativity in their life, education and community. Which is kind of a tall order, so we’re trying to figure out what that really does mean. When I think of access and equity and inclusion in Vermont, it means a lot of different things. Who stands in the doorway of a museum or theater company or pottery studio and doesn’t go in because they think, That place is just not for me? What are the barriers? I can’t tell you what we’ll be doing six months from now, but the staff and the board have made an absolute commitment that access, equity and inclusion are a priority. The second priority is creative place making. There was for many years a grant called Animating Infrastructure, and we’re going to revive that and expand it. Creative place making is about connecting people in meaningful ways to the places they live and work through art. SD: How involved are you in the grant process? KM: We have a peer-review process, and we send everything to outside review panels. They make their recommendations, and the board and the staff ratify those. We trust the external review. I think it’s a good thing. I think the integrity of that process is what makes people trust that, when the arts council makes a grant, experts in the field have reviewed it, the review was thoughtful, [and] it’s fair. SD: Sometimes individual artists have felt left out by that process, though. KM: I know. One of the struggles is that we don’t have enough money to go around. I think we made 11 creation grants to individual artists [last year], and there are so many more artists that deserve funding from the arts council. So, one of my missions is to bring in
some private funding to expand the number of grants we can make.
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SD: At a panel discussion hosted by Champlain College’s master’s program for emergent media, you discussed your work with digital technologies at the NEH. Will you incorporate that into your mission here? KM: At the NEH, I launched the first digital public humanities grant program … We were focused on digital experiences that would benefit members of the public — digital tours, virtual field trips, digital audio tours. We funded some amazing games, like the Walden game that’s going to be distributed in classrooms across America pretty soon. I would love to see the arts council embrace digital arts as a part of our portfolio. This is a really interesting moment, because [Vermont Humanities Council director] Peter Gilbert has announced that he’s stepping down. Depending on who the new leadership is over there, I would hope to collaborate with them and see what the two councils can do together to encourage digital media.
f CLAY MOHRMAN: A collection of lighting pieces made from Vermont wood found in the woods and shores surrounding Lake Champlain. Reception: Thursday, March 8, 6-9 p.m. March 8-April 6. Info, 516-263-7335. Karma Bird House Gallery in Burlington.
f ‘ARTISTS TO WATCH, PART I’:
The Vermont Arts Council, Ric Kasini Kadour and six guest curators showcase Vermont artists on the verge. Reception: Friday, March 9, 5-7 p.m. March 9-April 29. Info, 828-3291. Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier.
f JANE ENGLISH: A retrospective featuring photographs and books, including images from a best-selling translation of the Tao Te Ching. Reception: Friday, March 9, 6 p.m.; reading, 7 p.m. March 9-31. Info, 426-3581. Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield.
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KUMARI PATRICIA: Self-reflective, narrative acrylic paintings. March 10-May 31. Info, 595-4866. The Hive in Middlesex.
f GALEN CHENEY: “Look Up,” new abstract mixed-media works by the Massachusetts artist. Reception: March 23, 5:30-7 p.m. March 10-May 4. Info, 760-6785. Edgewater Gallery in Stowe. f JOHN MILLER: “Dialogue With Resonance: Recent Collages From Italy,” a series of photo collages using grids and images made during the artist’s residencies at the American Academy in Rome. Reception: Thursday, March 15, 3-5 p.m. March 12-April 6. Info, 635-1469. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Northern Vermont University, in Johnson.
f ‘FROM FARM AND FIELD’: Sculpture by Joe Lupiani and paintings by Hannah Sessions. Reception: Friday, March 23, 6 p.m. March 10-April 21. Info, oliver. firstname.lastname@example.org. Castleton University Bank Gallery in Rutland.
f ALICE KITCHEL: “Four Seasons,” paintings by the Danville artist. Reception: Saturday, March 10, 5-7 p.m. March 9-April 20. Info, 7482600. Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury.
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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.
ART EVENTS ARTIST ROUNDTABLE: Kate Barcellos of the Rutland Herald interviews several of the 35-plus artists whose works are currently on view. The 77 Gallery, Rutland, Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m. Info, email@example.com. BIG & MESSY ART SPACE: A weekly child-led, process-based open art space featuring mural painting, light and shadow play, and more. River Arts, Morrisville, Sunday, March 11, 10 a.m.-noon. $5 suggested donation. Info, 888-1261.
‘ENCOUNTER EMPTY’: Installations by Kevin Donegan, Samantha Eckert and Lydia Kern reflecting on the physical, psychic and spiritual architecture that holds emptiness. Through April 24. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org. New City Galerie in Burlington.
CLASS: UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING FOR TEACHING ARTISTS: VSA Vermont leads this training workshop about inclusive teaching methods. River Arts, Morrisville, Wednesday, March 7, 5:30-8 p.m. Info, 871-5002.
FRANK DEANGELIS: “Paint Mayhem Under the Influence of Loud Fast Music,” new paint experiments produced with spray paint, acrylics, oils and other substances by the Burlington artist. Through April 30. Info, 859-9222. The Gallery at Main Street Landing in Burlington.
COMMUNITY ARTS OPEN STUDIO: A weekly workshop where children with caregivers are invited to make their own self-directed art projects using a diverse assortment of art supplies. AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon N.H., Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Info, 603-448-3117.
THE GOLD BROTHERS: Works in multiple media by siblings Robert, Steve and Dennis Gold. Through May 31. Info, 651-9692. VCAM Studio in Burlington.
DR. SKETCHY’S BURLINGTON: Burlesque performer Merrique Hysterique poses for this life-drawing class with a twist, open to all ages. Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington, Thursday, March 8, 6-9 p.m. $12; $10 for students. Info, drsketchysbtv@ gmail.com. DROP-IN PRINTMAKING: An open studio for aspiring and working printmakers, with some materials provided. River Arts, Morrisville, Sunday, March 11, 1-3 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, email@example.com. FILM: ‘HOLBEIN: EYE OF THE TUDORS’: Waldemar Januszczak looks at the life and work of an artist who became famous for bringing the Tudor era to life. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, Wednesday, March 7, 11 a.m. $13; $8 for students. Info, 388-1436.
FILM: ‘WORLDS IN A BOX’: Screening of the 1991 documentary about influential American artist Joseph Cornell. AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon N.H., Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m. Info, 603-448-3117. JEN BERGER: ‘WHAT’S COOKING OUTSIDE THE KITCHEN’: The Burlington artist celebrates International Women’s Day by sharing her inprogress series of portraits of trailblazing women. The Hive, Middlesex, Thursday, March 8, 6-9 p.m. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org. JULIAN BARNETT’S FOOTNOTES: A lectureperformance about unfolding communication, language, subjectivity, practice, empathy, isolation and potential. Harnessing vocalization as an agent for choreography and the notion that “languages” exist everywhere, the lecture/performance probes a philosophical thread offered by Roland Barthes’ “grain” of the voice, or the body within the voice as it sings. Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Thursday, March 8, 6:30 p.m. Info, 443-5258. ‘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, Wednesdays, March 7 and 14. Info, email@example.com. MANDALA JOURNALS BY ART THERAPISTS: A yearlong collaborative project by 12 members of the Art Therapy Association of Vermont. Each journal traveled by U.S. post from person to person, each adding a new mandala. Art materials will be on hand for those inspired to make a mandala of their own. Waterbury Public Library, Saturday, March 10, noon-1:45 p.m. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org. OPEN ART STUDIO: Seasoned makers and first-timers alike convene to paint, knit and craft in a friendly environment. Bring a table covering for messy projects. Swanton Public Library, Tuesday, March 13, 4-8 p.m. Free. Info, swantonartscouncil@ gmail.com.
GORDON GLOVER: “Composite/Synthesis,” mixed-media works by the Champlain College professor of creative media. Through April 30. Info, email@example.com. New Moon Café in Burlington.
Rachel Laundon The Shape of Water now boasts an Oscars Best
Picture win for 2018, so perhaps it’s safe to say: Fish are in. This Waterbury artist
clearly thinks so — Laundon has been creating her whimsical painted fish sculptures for years. With “Wet, Wild and Wonderful” at the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild in St. Johnsbury, Laundon’s works add a splash of color to dreary March. Her series of helmets featuring wearable fish (and other water creatures) lets wearers indulge in aquatic fantasy. The series is named “Roly-Poly Fish Heads,” after Barnes & Barnes’ painfully catchy, charmingly disgusting “Fish Heads” song. Don’t know it? Please google it right now. A reception is Saturday, March 10, 4 to 6 p.m. Through April 17. Pictured: “Alol the Axolotl.” OPEN STUDIO: MARK BOEDGES: The Shelburne painter showcases his winter landscapes. Mark Boedges Fine Art Gallery, Shelburne, Thursday, March 8, 5-7 p.m. Info, 735-7317. TALK: ‘JAMES WHISTLER, WALTER GREAVES AND THE INVENTION OF THE NOCTURNE’: Professor Pieter Broucke discusses the invention of the nocturne as a visual genre, originated in the 1870s by James Whistler and his sometimes-rival Walter Greaves. Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Friday, March 9, 12:30 p.m. Info, 443-5258. TALK: ‘MEMOIRS OF AN ART DEALER’: James Maroney, former head of American paintings at Christie’s and Sotheby’s, shares stories of his experiences in the art world of the 1970s. Norwich Congregational Church, Wednesday, March 7, 7-8:30 p.m. Info, 649-1184. TALK: ‘THE DARK SIDE OF DAUMIER’S COMEDY’: Professor Gretchen Van Slyke discusses the social context of, and critical reactions to, the Bluestockings, whom Daumier’s illustrations parodied. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, Wednesday, March 7, noon. Info, 656-0750. TALK: ‘THE JINA AS KING OR THE JINA AS RENOUNCER: SEEING AND ORNAMENTING TEMPLE IMAGES IN JAINISM’: John Cort, professor of Asian and comparative religions at Denison University, will talk about the sectarian differences between the Digambar Jains and Shvetambar Jains. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Thursday, March 8, 4:30 p.m. Info, 443-5258.
TALK: ‘THE PALACE OF SANS-SOUCI IN MILOT, HAITI: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE POTSDAM OF THE RAINFOREST’: Using unpublished archival sources and a photographic survey undertaken in 2017, Gauvin Alexander Bailey reconstructs the circumstances, influences and builders of this extraordinary monument. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Tuesday, March 13, 4:30 p.m. Info, 443-5258.
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‘BRENDA AND OTHER WORKS’: Works by artist and former UVM professor Edwin Owre. Through April 1. 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. ‘SELF-CONFESSED! THE INAPPROPRIATELY INTIMATE COMICS OF ALISON BECHDEL’: Works by the renowned Bolton cartoonist and graphic memoirist that span her decades-long career. Through May 20. Info, 656-0750. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, 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.
‘IN THE MOMENT’: Works of collage by Ashley Roark, Barbee Hauzinger and Christy Mitchell. Through March 31. The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington.
f ‘LE CADAVRE EXQUIS BOIRA VIN NOUVEAU: DRAWINGS IN SITU’: In the surrealist tradition, William Ramage and nine other artists draw directly onto the gallery wall: Jessica Adams, John Brodowski, Renee Bouchard, Jason Clegg, Jason Drain, James Harmon, Dasha Kalisz, Robert Johnson and Whitney Ramage. Closing reception: Friday, April 27, 6-9 p.m. Through April 27. Info, asm. firstname.lastname@example.org. Flynndog 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. Through March 31. Info, 859-9222. SEABA Center in Burlington. MARTIN BOCK: Photographs and paintings by the Vermont artist. Through March 31. Info, 863-3403. ‘WOMEN SPEAK: RESISTANCE ART’: Works created in response to the 2016 U.S. presidential election by Meta Strick, India Tresselt and Sarah Rosedahl. Through March 30. Info, email@example.com. Fletcher Free Library in Burlington.
f MIKE CLOUD: New works by the Brooklyn painter. Reception and gallery talk: Wednesday, March 21, 6 p.m. Through March 30. Info, 656-2014. Francis Colburn Gallery, University of Vermont, in Burlington. ‘MY SKY’: An exhibition inviting children and adults to explore the sun, moon and stars together in an immersive, family-friendly environment. Through May 6. Info, 864-1848. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington.
f OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: The fifth annual open exhibition of works by Vermont photographers. Reception: Friday, March 9, 5-7 p.m. Through March 30. Info, 859-9222. Art’s Alive Gallery in Burlington. ‘QUALITY OF LIFE: THE RALSTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM’: Author Erik Esckilsen’s narrative works inspire this installation designed and curated by Dana Heffern and Jane Adams, in which material culture and digital artifacts evoke life in a fictional Vermont city. Through March 23. Info, erikee@ gmail.com. Champlain College Art Gallery in Burlington.
f ‘A SHOW OF HANDS’: The sixth annual exhibition featuring 100 artist-decorated wood cut-out hands to be auctioned in support of HANDS, a local
CALL TO ARTISTS BRANDON ARTISTS GUILD: The Brandon Artists Guild welcomes applications for exhibiting members. Artists and artisans working in media include oil painting, watercolor, ceramics, fiber arts, fine furniture, metalwork, jewelry and more are invited to apply. To submit, visit brandonartistsguild.org. Deadline: March 19. Brandon Artists Guild. $25. Info, 247-4956. BURLINGTON CITY ARTS COMMUNITY FUND: The Burlington City Arts Community Fund welcomes applications for one-year grants of up to $3,000 for Burlington-based practicing artists, creative professionals or small arts organizations to develop projects that engage and connect the community and address community needs, challenges and priorities through the arts. For details and to apply, visit burlingtoncityarts.org. Deadline: April 16. BCA Center, Burlington. Info, 865-7166. CALL FOR LARGE OUTDOOR SCULPTURE: The Shoreham sculpture park is accepting submissions for the 2018 season. Sculptures must be exterior and able to withstand Vermont weather. Accepted works will be installed for one to two years. Interested artists should submit résumé, artist statement and images to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: April 1. Lemon Fair Sculpture Park, Shoreham. ‘CELEBRATING WOMEN’: PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury seeks images that will contribute to a mosaic of what it means to be female, for an upcoming exhibition to be juried by Joyce Tenneson. For details and to submit, visit photoplacegallery.com. Deadline: March 12. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury. $35 for up to five photographs; $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 email@example.com. Deadline: March 27. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington. Info, 434-2167.
nonprofit that provides food for older adults. Silent auction: Thursday, March 29, 6-8 p.m. Through March 29. Penny Cluse Café in Burlington.
CAROL DULA: “Avoid the Crowd,” landscape photographs. Through May 31. Info, avoidthecrowd@ gmail.com. Charlotte Congregational Church.
‘OPEN’: An open juried photography exhibition. Through March 18. Info, 777-3686. Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction.
SEEKING MURAL ARTIST: The Downtown Lyndonville Vermont Revitalization Committee seeks an artist to design and execute a large permanent outdoor mural. For consideration, email résumé, artist statement and images of previous work to Kim Crady-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: March 31. SEXUAL VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH ART SHOW: Burlington’s Hive Collective seeks art from artists who identify as survivors of sexual violence for an April show sponsored by H.O.P.E. Works. For details and to submit, email Rachel at email@example.com. Deadline: March 25. The Hive Collective, Burlington. ‘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 welcomed. Deadline: April 6. For info and submission guidelines, see studioplacearts.com. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Free for members; $10 for nonmembers. Info, 479-7069. THIRTY-ODD ARTISTS’ SHOP: New South End shop seeks artists to rent vendor spaces. Rental starts at $110 per month, and artists retain 100 percent of their sales. For details and to apply, visit 30oddartists.com. Deadline: April 30. Thirty-odd, Burlington. Info, recyclemoe@ gmail.com.
‘PUPPETS: WORLD ON A STRING’: An introductory survey to the art of puppets, presenting a range of historical to contemporary works in a variety of mediums and forms, from 19th-century marionettes to digital installations. Through June 3. Info, 985-3346. Shelburne Museum. ‘WHAT DID THE ROCK SAY? PART 1’: Works from a two-year collaboration of artists Dianne Shullenberger and John Snell. Through March 18. Info, 899-3211. Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho.
ALEXY J. LANZA: “From the Death of One Star/ Por La Muerte De Una Estrella,” a series of 20 large woodcut prints based on ancient Mayan glyphs, 580 BC to 964 AD. Through April 10. Info, 322-1604. Goddard Art Gallery, Pratt Center, Goddard College, in Plainfield. ‘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. BARRE/MONTPELIER SHOWS
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‘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.
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‘THE HEART SHOW’: More than 80 artist-created hearts, available for purchase to benefit the Janet S. Munt Family Room. Through March 25. Info, 985-9511. Rustic Roots in Shelburne.
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TERESA CELEMIN: Drawings by the Burlington artist and illustrator. Through May 31. Info, 658-6016. Speeder & Earl’s Coffee in Burlington.
‘SCORCHED’: This 2018 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 studioplacearts. com. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Free for members; $10 for nonmembers. Info, 479-7069.
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EKPHRASTIC POETRY: The museum welcomes submissions of poetry written in response to a work or works in its collection. Selected writers will be invited to read at an April 18 event, and their poem will be featured in a printed booklet. For details and to submit, visit flemingmuseum. org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: March 16. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington.
‘LOCKS & KEYS’: The Glover museum-in-a-barn invites submissions from artists and community members consisting of or relating to all aspects of locks and keys, from padlocks, key cards and chastity belts to works that explore concepts of imprisonment. Contributions including finished artworks, installation ideas and theoretical writings are welcome. To submit a proposal, use the “Contact Us” form at museumofeverydaylife.org. Deadline: April 15. The Museum of Everyday Life, Glover. Info, email@example.com.
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CLAIRE VAN VLIET: “Sky and Earth,” pulp paintings using mineral pigments and handmade paper by the renowned Vermont artist between 1995 and 2011. Through March 30. Info, 828-0749. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier.
is fundamentally a surrealist technique, one that lets the artist time-travel, appropriating concepts and
‘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.
aesthetics at will. Moments are fleeting, but collage allows for new temporal frameworks. Recently opened at Burlington’s S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, this exhibition features the bricolage endeavors of Ashley
‘GOLDEN’: A group exhibit with work in multiple mediums exploring aspects of aging. ROSALIND DANIELS: “Shape Shifting,” photographs of abstracted shapes and light. ‘SHOCKWAVE’: Art and poetry by contributors to Shockwave Magazine, an arts collective organized through Washington County Mental Health Services. Through March 17. Info, 479-7069. Studio Place Arts in Barre.
Roark, Barbee Hauzinger and Christy Mitchell, showcasing their unique mashup styles. Roark works with personal ephemera, evoking delicacy and contemplation through careful consideration of texture and form. With her two series, “Where You’d
f GROUP SHOW: Students of Sylvia Walker’s
MSAC painting workshop exhibit the fruits of their labor. Reception: Friday, March 9, 4-6 p.m. Through April 1. Info, 477-3181. East State Salon in Montpelier.
of consumerism. Mitchell gleans imagery that
‘NOURISHMENT’ JURIED SHOW: Works by Vermont artists including Josh Axelrod, Stella Ehrlich, Linda Di Sante, Carole Naquin, Roger Weingarten and Frank Woods. Through April 27. Info, 262-6035. T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier.
scenes to “a still [from] an imagined movie.” Through
TIKI KELVIE: “Glitterati,” works on canvas exploring the properties of glitter. Through April 1. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org. Espresso Bueno in Barre. ‘WAKE UP TO (LIVING AND) DYING’ MULTI-MEDIA EXHIBIT: An interactive exhibit featuring audio stories and questions meant to provoke thinking about how to live well through a conscious awareness of death. Through March 28. Info, 223-2518. Montpelier Senior Activity Center.
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LINDA MIRABILE: “Avian Inspired,” bird-inspired paintings by the Vermont artist. Through March 30. Info, 828-0749. Governor’s Gallery in Montpelier.
‘SHOW 24’: The latest works of the gallery’s Vermont-based member-artists, with guest artist Athena Petra Tasiopoulos. Through April 28. Info, 552-0877. The Front in Montpelier.
Works commissioned by the WPA on loan from the collection of Montpelier’s T.W. Wood Gallery. Reception: Thursday, March 15, 4:30 p.m. Through March 31. Info, 279-6403. Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.
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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. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort. ‘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. DENNIS SHEEHAN: “Late for the Sky,” winter landscapes in the style of the Barbizon School and the American tonalists. Through March 9. Info, 760-6785. Edgewater Gallery in Stowe. DIANNE SHULLENBERGER: “After the Frost: Moments in Nature,” mixed-media and fabric collage. MARCIA HILL: “The Spirited Landscapes,”
scenic works in pastel. Through April 29. Info, info@ riverartsvt.org. River Arts in Morrisville. JAMES PETERSON: “Dreamcatcher,” an immersive installation by the artist-in-residence from Los Angeles. Through September 30. Info, 253-8358. Spruce Peak at Stowe. JASON ECKENROTH: “Run Rabbit — Chase,” a multimedia yarn mural and video poem that explores contemporary anxieties through the character of a rabbit. Through March 9. Info, 635-1469. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Northern Vermont University, in Johnson. ‘LOVE LOST & FOUND’: A juried exhibition of 28 works by 23 artists, including oils, watercolor, mixed media, photography, collage and textile art. Through April 1. Info, 644-5100. Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville.
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. ‘TUESDAY NIGHTS’: A collection of poetry by River Arts Poetry Clinic participants. Through March 30. Info, 888-1261. Morrisville Post Office. ‘VERMONT LANDSCAPES’: An exhibition featuring 38 landscape paintings by 19 Vermont artists. Through June 30. Info, 644-5100. Lamoille County Courthouse in Hyde Park.
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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.
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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. ELINOR STEELE FRIML: Tapestries from the 40-year career of the Vermont designer and weaver, including abstract and impressionistic images, landscapes and geometric compositions. Through March 31. Info, 382-9222. Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, in Middlebury. ‘NEVER FELT BETTER: FIBER TRANSFORMED’: Works created with the world’s oldest textile technique by member artists Deb Allen, Marsha Chase and Celia Oliver, and guest artists Kathy Giroux, Kim Goodling, Nancy Hayden, Muffy Kashkin-Grolier, Lynn Ocone, Susi Ryan, and Linda Veilleux. Through April 8. Info, 877-3850. Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes. ‘POWER & PIETY: SPANISH COLONIAL ART’: Drawn from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, this exhibition reveals the great wealth of the region from the late 17th century until the 1820s. Through April 22. Info, 443-5258. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. RICK SKOGSBERG: “Can’t Lose Shoes,” an installation featuring the irreverently handpainted shoes of the Rochester artist. Through March 30. Info, email@example.com. BigTown Gallery Vergennes. ‘UP HOME: HAND-COLORED PHOTOGRAPHS BY SUSANNE AND NEIL RAPPAPORT’: Images that document the late Minnie Griswold’s Pawlet home. Through March 31. Info, 388-4964. Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. ‘WHILE THE TREES RUN’: Works by gallery artists and two new additions, Californian artists Katie Ruiz and Heather Gordon. Through March 11. Info, 877-2173. Northern Daughters in Vergennes. ‘WINTER INTO SPRING’: A group exhibition featuring works by Klara Calitri, Linda Hampton-Smith, Molly Hawley, Patricia LeBon Herb and Yinglei Zhang. Through March 30. Info, 388-4095. Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury.
JOAN CURTIS: “Living With the Earth,” three collections of paintings by the Brandon artist. Through March 31. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org. Rutland City Hall. ‘THE LABORING SELF’: An exhibition by professors xtine burrough and Dr. Sabrina Starnaman that juxtaposes the tools of craft with the spirit of the maker space. Through March 30. Info, galleries@ castleton.edu. Christine Price Gallery, Castleton University.
‘BODY LANGUAGE’: A collaboration of poems and prints by Don and V. Shalvah Herzberg. Through March 31. Info, 295-5901. Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction. CECILY HERZIG: “Dark Botanicals and Swamp Nonsense,” new paintings. Through March 31. Info, email@example.com. Zollikofer Gallery at Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction. LAURA DI PIAZZA: “Vox Somnium,” mixed-media works exploring irregular spaces, complicated positions and meditative interactions. Through May 23. Info, 296-7000. Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction. ‘THE LIGHT AROUND US’: An interactive, educational exhibition exploring the physics of light and how we see it. Through May 2. Info, 649-2200. Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich. ‘WINTER MAGIC’: Watercolors and pastels by Donalyn Burch and Kate Reeves. Through March 14. Info, 295-3133. The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm.
‘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. BEN BARNES: Paintings by the Northeast Kingdom artist. Through March 31. Info, 472-9933. 3rd Floor Gallery in Hardwick. GERRY TREVITS: New oil paintings of local landscapes. Through March 9. Info, 525-3366. Parker Pie Co. in West Glover.
featuring local waters as well as soil and water conservation practices. Through March 30. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org. Brown Library, Sterling College, in Craftsbury Common.
f ‘MUSE’: Vermont artists Jess Polanshek, Kristin
Richland and Amanda Weisenfeld reflect on spirit guides, journeying, introspection and winter’s quiet. Reception: Friday, March 9, 4-6 p.m. Through May 28. Info, 533-2000. Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro. ‘PEOPLE: PORTRAITS. POSES, GESTURES AND DREAMS’: Art from the collections of artists Marjorie Kramer and Sam Thurston. Through March 23. Info, 323-7759. The 99 Gallery and Center in Newport.
f RACHEL LAUNDON: “Wet, Wild and Wonderful,” vibrant handpainted folk-art fish and fish masks. Reception: Saturday, March 10, 4-6 p.m. Through April 17. Info, 748-0158. Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury. f ‘SEASONAL EXPRESSION’: Paintings by Prilla Smith Brackett, Elizabeth Nelson and Jane Sherrill that explore the expressive force of nature. Reception: Saturday, March 10, 5-7 p.m. Through April 14. Info, 748-2600. Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury.
ANILA QUAYYUM AGHA: “Shimmering Mirage,” a sculptural light installation inspired by Islamic architecture. Through March 10. Info, 257-0124. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. ‘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.
JULIA R. SEYFERTH: “Feathered,” works on paper in pen, ink and watercolor by the Bennington native. Through April 2. Info, 681-2889. Southern Vermont College Gallery in Bennington.
NANCY TAPLIN: A select retrospective of paintings by the Vermont artist. Through March 31. Info, 767-9670. BigTown Gallery in Rochester. TONI GILDONE: “Depth of Expression,” photographs of children. Through April 28. Info, 685-2188. Chelsea Public Library. ZYLA NUITE: “Bees of Central Vermont,” photographs of native and non native bees spotted on flowers in Brookfield and Randolph. Info, email@example.com. Hartness Gallery, Vermont Technical College, in Randolph Center.
‘BEST OF THE UPPER VALLEY’ HIGH SCHOOL EXHIBITION: Works by area high school students in a range of media. BRENDA PHILLIPS: The artist, who is a survivor of childhood abuse, uses painting as a therapeutic tool and draws inspiration from Christian theology and Greek mythology featuring strong female characters. Through March 9. Info, 603-448-3117. AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, N.H. JAN BALET: “What Was He Thinking?” lithographs and watercolors by the German-born artist. Through March 16. Info, 518-564-2474. Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y. 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 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. ‘MNEMOSYNE’: An exhibition pairing ancient and modern European works with contemporary art by Canadian artists. Through May 20. 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. m
‘ART FROM FARM TO TABLE’: Pastel works by Middlebury artists Judy Albright and Cristine Kossow. Through April 2. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. The 77 Gallery in Rutland.
JENNIFER PALKOWSKI JACQUES: “Before the Storm,” abstract landscapes. Through March 7. Info, 8899404. Tunbridge Public Library in Tunbridge Village.
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movies Red Sparrow ★
ed Sparrow is many things. Regrettably, a good movie isn’t one of them. It’s also not a timely movie, an innovative, genre-stretching movie, a zeitgeisty movie or a movie whose two-hour-and-20-minute running time can be considered anything but cruel and unusual. It is, paradoxically, a movie that does zero to advance the professional standing of Jennifer Lawrence while, at the same time, facilitating a profoundly vital psychological corrective for the Oscar winner. An artist’s private and public lives can affect each other in myriad ways. The symbiosis may have never played out in quite this fashion before. More on this shortly. Red Sparrow is also the only movie I’ve seen based on a book that was reviewed by the CIA: a 2013 spy thriller by retired CIA officer Jason Matthews, the first of a trilogy. The resulting film is set in the present, focuses on cat-and-mouse games played by U.S. and Russian intelligence services, and features a degree of graphic nudity all but unprecedented in a major studio’s wide release. That may explain the conclusion the agency reached in its review: “The movie ... will undoubtedly influence perceptions of
the CIA for a wide swath of Americans, including among them future applicants.” Translation: Lawrence stars as ballerina-turned-secret agent Dominika Egorova. She’s trained to use sex as a weapon at a facility loosely based on the Sparrow School the Soviets ran during the ’60s and ’70s. Joel Edgerton plays CIA operative Nate Nash, her target. She uses sex as a weapon against him. A lot. Langley’s reviewers evidently theorized that their steamy international relations could make serving one’s country look like way more fun than traditional recruitment methods ever suggested. What they didn’t foresee was writer Justin Haythe and director Francis Lawrence (the second through fourth The Hunger Games) gutting the source material of everything that distinguished it. Matthews’ portrait of the low-key, non-Bondian nature of real-life tradecraft is nowhere to be found. Everywhere, instead, are thinly written characters, bad Russian accents, gratuitous torture scenes and agents becoming double agents, then triple agents, without generating an iota of suspense or excitement. This is an espionage saga so implausible, listlessly dull and glacially paced that even supporting talent like Charlotte Rampling, Jeremy Irons and Ciarán Hinds can’t breathe
DOUBLE AGENT Yup, that’s as sophisticated as the filmmaking gets here. A better title might have been Mission Implausible.
life into it. Lawrence herself is so cluelessly utilized, her character so clumsily written, even she proves a Russian not worth investigation. Of greater significance is what’s going on here with Lawrence the human being. The actress was devastated by a 2014 phone hack that leaked private nude photos to the internet, calling it a “sexual violation.” “I can’t even describe … what it feels like to have my naked body shoot across the world ... for a profit,” she told Vanity Fair. As I watched Lawrence perform by far the most revealing scenes of her career, I wondered whether the hack and the decision to do this film were linked, whether the
images on the screen reflected a desire to undo the violation by offering now what was stolen then. The movie shoots her naked body across the world again, but this time on her terms. One feels less objectified, I expect, when the decision and the millions are one’s own. Driving home from the screening, I doubted I’d end up mentioning my hypothesis here. Readers might misunderstand and take offense. Then research revealed that Lawrence has commented on the subject and, guess what — I wasn’t far off. Finally, something about Red Sparrow that didn’t disappoint. RI C K KI S O N AK
Death Wish ★
ou know a movie has problems when the only scene that really holds your attention depicts someone being tortured with a scalpel and brake fluid. On the plus side, for those of us who care about such things, this remake of the 1974 vigilante thriller doesn’t have much of a gun fetish. While there are shootings aplenty, horror director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel) seems more invested in baroque ways of dispatching people. On the minus side, the filmmaker doesn’t succeed in getting us invested in his hero’s crusade or really in anything on-screen. Death Wish is a plodding retread that can’t seem to figure out if it’s aiming for emotional resonance, political provocation or satire. So it settles for getting our attention the way the Saw movies do: with creative brutality. Set in Chicago, because Manhattan isn’t violent enough these days, the film opens like the dramatization of a Trump speech. As radio jockeys recite the city’s murder statistics, we rush to the hospital with a mortally injured cop. ER doctor Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) growls his resistance to treating the “animal” who shot the officer, but he obeys his Hippocratic Oath. For now. Paul lives in a palatial suburban home with his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and collegebound daughter (Camila Morrone). Even by the standards of movie families who exist only to suffer horribly and inspire the protagonist to vengeance, they’re pretty boring.
TRY-HARD Willis dons the hoodie of vigilante justice for Roth’s nasty remake of the Charles Bronson thriller.
Soon enough, two burglars invade the home and leave Mom dead, Daughter comatose and Dad grieving. Paul tries talk therapy, but he soon learns there’s only one remedy for his pain: a Glock dropped by one of his gangbanger patients. After a thorough YouTube-video education in firearms, the doctor starts executing carjackers and drug dealers, putting the city’s
talking heads in a whirl. When he gets a tip on his wife’s killers, he sets off in search of more systematic revenge. There’s not much of a character arc here. After his first vigilante murder, Paul shows anguish and ambivalence; his next finds him delivering quips. A few body bags later, Willis practically smirks through the aforementioned torture scene, inviting viewers to
laugh and cheer (which, at my showing, they did). If the source material was ever a sober examination of how victims of violence become perpetrators, the intent is lost in this film. At times, Roth edges close to satire: When Paul goes to a gun store, a blond in a push-up bra blithely does her best to sell him an arsenal, pooh-poohing rules and regulations. It could be a scene dreamed up by a gun-control advocate, but that’s hardly the prevailing tone of the film. Equally purposeless is Vincent D’Onofrio as Paul’s shiftless younger brother; we keep waiting for his character to have a point. At least D’Onofrio conveys some real grief and unrest, while Willis is mainly … just there. Whatever talent Liam Neeson apparently has for making blank-faced brutality fun to watch, his fellow action star doesn’t share it. Speaking of action movies, Death Wish is hardly alone in glorifying the killing of suspected criminals without due process. Put the same scenario in a more realistic setting, and it tends to divide viewers along political lines, repelling some and thrilling others. Roth’s movie, though, lacks the courage of its unpleasant convictions. Rather than giving propulsive, angry energy to its urban-revenge scenario, it goes through the motions as if the death wish were its own. MARGO T HARRI S O N
NEW IN THEATERS GRINGO: A law-abiding businessman in Mexico (David Oyelowo) suddenly finds himself fighting for his life and freedom in this dark action comedy from director Nash Edgerton. Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron and Thandie Newton also star. (110 min, R. Essex, Palace) THE HURRICANE HEIST: What’s more exciting than stealing from the U.S. Treasury? Doing it during a Category 5 hurricane, or at least that’s what the producers of this hybrid action/disaster flick seem to be hoping. Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace and Ryan Kwanten star. Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) directed. (100 min, PG-13. Palace, Paramount)
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)
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 HOURHHHH1/2 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; reviewed by R.K. 2/7)
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 STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT: In this sequel to horror flick The Strangers, masked psychos disrupt a family’s attempt to vacation peacefully at a deserted mobile home park. With Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison and Martin Henderson. Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) directed. (85 min, R. Essex, Majestic, Palace) THOROUGHBREDS: Two privileged teens (Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke) team up on a devious plan in this indie thriller from writer-director Cory Finley. The late Anton Yelchin costarred. (92 min, R. Roxy, Savoy) A WRINKLE IN TIME: A young girl (Storm Reid) must travel the space-time continuum to find her missing scientist dad (Chris Pine) in this Disney adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s kids’ classic from director Ava DuVernay (Selma). With Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon. (109 min, PG. Big Picture, Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Roxy, Stowe, Welden)
NOW PLAYING THE 15:17 TO PARISHHHH Three American soldiers (Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos) who foiled a 2015 terrorist attack on a European train play themselves in this drama based on the events, directed by Clint Eastwood. With Judy Greer and Jenna Fischer. (94 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 2/14)
H = refund, please HH = could’ve been worse, but not a lot HHH = has its moments; so-so HHHH = smarter than the average bear HHHHH = as good as it gets
PETER RABBITHH1/2 Beatrix Potter’s classic kids’ tale of a clever rodent — with some of her other beloved barnyard personae — comes to the screen as a family animation, directed by Will Gluck (Annie). With the voices of James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Fayssal Bazzi and Sia. (93 min, PG)
FIFTY SHADES FREEDH1/2 The bondage-enthusiast billionaire and his beloved (Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson) finally wed in the third (and last?) film based on E.L. James’ best-selling erotic trilogy. With Marcia Gay Harden and Eric Johnson. James Foley (Perfect Stranger) directed. (105 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 2/14)
PHANTOM THREADHHHH1/2 In 1950s London, an elite dressmaker (Daniel Day-Lewis, in what he says will be his last role) becomes fixated on a younger woman (Vicky Krieps) in this drama from writerdirector Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master). (130 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 1/24)
GAME NIGHTHHHH1/2 Folks who meet regularly for friendly competition find themselves instead trying to solve a real-life murder in this action comedy. With Rachel McAdams, Jesse Plemons and Jason Bateman. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Vacation) directed. (100 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 2/28)
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)
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)
RED SPARROWH1/2 A ballerina (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes a Russian spy assigned to seduce a CIA agent in this thriller from director Francis Lawrence (the last three Hunger Games movies). Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts and Charlotte Rampling also star. (139 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 3/7)
THE INSULTHHH1/2 Set in Beirut, this Oscarnominated drama shows how a dispute between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee becomes an explosive court case. Adel Karam and Kamel El Basha star. Ziad Doueiri (Lila Says) directed. (112 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)
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)
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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EVERY DAYHH1/2 Two teens’ budding romance is complicated by the fact that one of them literally transforms into a new person every twenty-four hours in this drama based on the YA novel by David Levithan. Angourie Rice, Justice Smith and Debby Ryan star. (95 min, PG-13)
NOSTALGIAHH1/2 People meditate on the value of beloved possessions in this ensemble drama composed of connected stories, directed by Mark Pellington (Arlington Road) and starring Jon Hamm, Ellen Burstyn, Bruce Dern, Catherine Keener and James Le Gros. (114 min, R)
BLACK PANTHERHHHH Endowed with superhuman powers, the young king (Chadwick Boseman) of African nation Wakanda grapples with the threat of civil war in this Marvel production, which takes place after Captain America: Civil War. With Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira. Ryan Coogler (Creed) directed. (134 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 2/21)
DEATH WISHH1/2 Horror director Eli Roth (Hostel) remade the 1974 action hit about a family man (Bruce Willis) who starts dealing vigilante justice after a brutal attack on his loved ones. With Vincent D’Onofrio and Elisabeth Shue. (107 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 3/7)
ANNIHILATIONHHHH Jeff VanderMeer’s cerebral sci-fi trilogy comes to the screen, with Natalie Portman playing a biologist who embarks on an expedition into an environmentally distressed area that seems to defy natural laws. With Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tessa Thompson. Alex Garland (Ex Machina) cowrote and directed. (120 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 2/28)
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According to my assessment of the astrological omens, you’re in a favorable phase to gain more power over your fears. You can reduce your susceptibility to chronic anxieties. You can draw on the help and insight necessary to dissipate insidious doubts that are rooted in habit but not based on objective evidence. I don’t want to sound too melodramatic, my dear Pisces, but this is an amazing opportunity! You are potentially on the verge of an unprecedented breakthrough! In my opinion, nothing is more important for you to accomplish in the coming weeks than this inner conquest.
(May 21-June 20): On April 23, 1516, the Germanic duchy of Bavaria issued a decree. From that day forward, all beer produced had to use just three ingredients: water, barley and hops. Ever since then, for the last 500-plus years, this edict has had an enduring influence on how German beer is manufactured. In accordance with astrological factors, I suggest that you proclaim three equally potent and systemic directives of your own. It’s an opportune time to be clear and forceful about how you want your story to unfold in the coming years.
anything that lives in two worlds or that has paradoxical qualities. I hope you’ll exult in the educational delights that come from your willingness to be teased and mystified.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The English word “velleity” refers to an empty wish that has no power behind it. If you feel a longing to make a pilgrimage to a holy site but can’t summon the motivation to actually do so, you are under the spell of velleity. Your fantasy of communicating with more flair and candor is a velleity if you never initiate the practical steps to accomplish that goal. Most of us suffer from this weakness at one time or another. But the good news, Virgo, is that you are primed to overcome your version of it during the next six weeks. Life will conspire to assist you if you resolve to turn your wishy-washy wishes into potent action plans — and then actually carry out those plans.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): What’s your most frustrating flaw? During the next seven weeks, you will have enhanced power to diminish its grip on you. It’s even possible you will partially correct it or outgrow it. To take maximum advantage of this opportunity, rise above any covert tendency you might have to cling to your familiar pain. Rebel against the attitude described by novelist Stephen King: “It’s hard to let go. Even when what you’re holding onto is full of thorns, it’s hard to let go. Maybe especially then.”
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the 2002 film Spiderman, there’s a scene in which the character Mary Jane slips on a spilled drink as she carries a tray full of food through a cafeteria. Spiderman, disguised as his alter ego Peter Parker, makes a miraculous save. He jumps up from his chair and catches Mary Jane before she falls. Meanwhile, he grabs her tray and uses it to gracefully capture her apple, sandwich, carton of milk and bowl of Jell-o before they hit the floor. The filmmakers say they didn’t use CGI to render this scene. The lead actor, Tobey Maguire, allegedly accomplished it in real life — although it took 156 takes before he finally mastered it. I hope you have that level of patient determination in the coming weeks, Libra. You, too, can perform a small miracle if you do.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In his book Whistling in the Dark, author Frederick Buechner writes that the ancient Druids took “a special interest in in-between things like mistletoe, which is neither quite a plant nor quite a tree, and mist, which is neither quite rain nor quite air, and dreams, which are neither quite waking nor quite sleep.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, in-between phenomena will be your specialty in the coming weeks. You will also thrive in relationship to
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot was a connoisseur of “the art of roughness” and “the uncontrolled element in life.” He liked to locate and study the hidden order in seemingly chaotic and messy things. “My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents,” he said. “Yet when I look back, I see a pattern.” I bring his perspective to your attention, Scorpio, because you are entering a phase when the hidden order and secret meanings of your life will
emerge into view. Be alert for surprising hints of coherence.
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I suspect that in July and August you will be invited to commune with rousing opportunities and exciting escapades. But right now I’m advising you to channel your intelligence into well-contained opportunities and sensible adventures. In fact, my projections suggest that your ability to capitalize fully on the future’s rousing opportunities and exciting escapades will depend on how well you master the current crop of well-contained opportunities and sensible adventures. Making the most of today’s small pleasures will qualify you to harvest bigger pleasures later.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you saw the animated film The Lion King, you may have been impressed with the authenticity of the lions’ roars and snarls. Did the producers place microphones in the vicinity of actual lions? No. Voice actor Frank Welker produced the sounds by growling and yelling into a metal garbage can. I propose this as a useful metaphor for you in the coming days. First, I hope it inspires you to generate a compelling and creative illusion of your own — an illusion that serves a good purpose. Second, I hope it alerts you to the possibility that other people will be offering you compelling and creative illusions — illusions that you should engage with only if they serve a good purpose. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I do a lot of
self-editing before I publish what I write. My horoscopes go through at least three drafts before I unleash them on the world. While polishing the manuscript of my first novel, I threw away over a thousand pages of stuff that I had worked on very hard. In contrast to my approach, science fiction writer Harlan Ellison dashed off one of his award-winning stories in a single night and published it without making any changes to the first draft. As you work in your own chosen field, Aquarius, I suspect that for the next three weeks you will produce the best results by being more like me than Ellison. Beginning about three weeks from now, an Ellison-style strategy might be more warranted.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): The men who work on offshore oil rigs perform demanding, dangerous tasks on a regular basis. If they make mistakes, they may get injured or befoul the sea with petroleum. As you might guess, the culture on these rigs has traditionally been macho, stoic and hard-driving. But in recent years, that has changed at one company. Shell Oil’s workers in the U.S. were trained by Holocaust survivor Claire Nuer to talk about their feelings, be willing to admit errors and soften their attitudes. As a result, the company’s safety record has improved dramatically. If macho dudes toiling on oil rigs can become more vulnerable and open and tenderly expressive, so can you, Aries. And now would be a propitious time to do it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): How will you celebrate your upcoming climax and culmination, Taurus? With a howl of triumph, a fist pump and three cartwheels? With a humble speech thanking everyone who helped you along the way? With a bottle of Champagne, a gourmet feast and spectacular sex? However you choose to mark this transition from one chapter of your life story to the next chapter, I suggest that you include an action that will help the next chapter get off to a rousing start. In your ritual of completion, plant seeds for the future.
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WINTER BLUES We were both there to see Bob Wagner and Josh Panda. Several times you looked over at me and smiled. I looked at you; you were with someone, and I try to respect that. You are a very pretty young woman with medium-length blond hair. I should have tried harder. I hope it’s not too late! When: Thursday, March 1, 2018. Where: ArtsRiot. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914288 RED HEN BAKERY ON SATURDAY We were standing in line, and I was focused on the cinnamon buns — that is, until you caught my eye and we tried to pronounce the name of that baked good. If you want to meet back up to sample some of their other goodies (and practice pronouncing that name), please let me know. I enjoyed our short encounter! When: Saturday, March 3, 2018. Where: Red Hen. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914287
HOT PSYCHOLOGIST IN VERGENNES You came into the bar. I made an ass out of myself but bought you a drink to apologize. You had to run out and do some shopping. That night in December still makes me chuckle. Maybe I’ll see you at the bar again sometime. Summer is coming! When: Thursday, December 21, 2017. Where: Church Street. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914286 LANTMAN’S, MONDAY 2/26 We exchanged several glances around 6:45. You have black hair and a black beard. I was wearing a black hat, a black jacket and have long curly hair. If you’re single, we should grab a coffee/drink sometime. Reply back to this I-Spy with the color of my hair. When: Monday, February 26, 2018. Where: Lantman’s, Hinesburg. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914285 THOUGHT YOU WERE FROM NZ OK, I was wrong about you being from NZ. (Doesn’t happen often, LOL). We have a North Ave. connection. Anyhow, would you two like to have dinner sometime soon? Can’t get in trouble that way. I know a good restaurant or two. When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Where: North Ave. pub. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914284 A COUPLE GLANCES AT HANNAFORD We shared a couple of glances the other day. (6 p.m.) Thought moments later that I should have asked you out for a drink. Then, on second thought, maybe she doesn’t drink? In those few moments, I was intrigued. Coffee, maybe? When: Monday, February 26, 2018. Where: Hannaford, North Ave.. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914283 LAURA I really didn’t have any reason to stop by. It was only to say hi to you. Enjoy the real sunshine. When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Where: S. Royalton. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914282
RADIO BEAN Corner booth: Damn. When: Saturday, February 24, 2018. Where: Radio Bean. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914281 WILL, I AM LOOKING FOR YOU! Will: Wait, what just happened? We first connected online, and you had me at “Once you meet me, you won’t need to meet anyone else.” We connected on Google hangouts, and there was a technical glitch and you cut me off! Just want to say I am the real deal. It’s the gypsy woman from Waterbury. When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Where: online. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914280 GOOD DANCER, EH? To the dark-haired, sharply dressed gent: Overheard a conversation about you being a really good dancer. Maybe a twirl around the dance floor sometime? Spoiler alert: I can’t dance, but I can be a good student! When: Thursday, February 15, 2018. Where: Mehuron’s Market. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914279 NORTH CAPTIVA You screamed my name like Brando. / So many flavorful memories: Kismet, Honey Road, Maglianero… / It is no coincidence that I met you. / My toes are painted Carolina blue. / I wanted to go to Bubba’s island with you. When: Saturday, February 10, 2018. Where: Juniper, Burlington. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914278 LOST PEN, FOUND CONNECTION? You played a super fun show with Big Night. You borrowed my pen, and I offered to let you keep it. I regret not attaching my number to it. Hopeful for a second opportunity. Any chance you’d want to grab a drink and help me perfect my two-step? When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Where: Radio Bean. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914277 POOKEY ARTICHOOKEY I’m doing it. Life is meant to be lived. My favorite moment is when you had me stop driving out of Camel’s Hump so you could pick flowers. I hope to see you soon, and perhaps this is a catalyst for you to finally see me the way I see you. When: Thursday, February 22, 2018. Where: Burlington. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914276 2,000 YEARS A strange but familiar feeling that we had secrets from another lifetime. The intense moment when my soul recognized yours before we were ever introduced. The most beautiful view my eyes have ever seen has been watching happiness fill every inch of your being. Kirby, cheers to our friendship, our passion and our future. When: Friday, September 1, 2017. Where: Positive Pie, Barre. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914274
CRUELTY, MANIPULATION, MEANINGLESSNESS “Nobody sits like this rock sits. You rock, rock. The rock just sits and is. You show us how to just sit here, and that’s what we need.” Let’s go out to dinner and see a movie. Happy birthday, CA. When: Sunday, January 28, 2018. Where: Jay Peak. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914273 MAGLIANERO MONDAY We were spending time at Maglianero on Presidents’ Day around 3 p.m. You: tall, Irish-looking gent with curly, dark brown locks. Another café-goer joined you at your round table, and you took a phone call. Me: smiling, blue-eyed lady with a turquoise sweater, working in the armchair. Words cannot espress ... o, what it was about you. When: Monday, February 19, 2018. Where: Maglianero. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914272 A ROSE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY I left you a gift in the form of a rose for Valentine’s Day, hoping you’d figure out it was me. I was too shy to give it to you face-to-face, so I left it on your car at work. Anyway, I hope it brought a smile to your face. When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Where: Mehuron’s Market. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914268 RICHMOND MARKET BABE ALERT Wow. You’re gorgeous! I couldn’t bring myself to approach you. You had shoulder-length beautiful blond hair. You smiled at me and made my day. I wish I could rewind time so that I could at least tell you how beautiful you are. You deserve to hear that at least once a day. When: Saturday, February 10, 2018. Where: Richmond Market. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914267 NICE FACE AT MONTPELIER CO-OP You caught me huffing beeswax candles around noon, then our eyes met (I think) several times across the store. You: around my age, tall, dark-haired man with a nice face. I wish we’d said hi. I hope your week is full of love. When: Sunday, February 11, 2018. Where: Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914266 I ‘RECALL’ YOU You worked with me via email to schedule a recall appointment on my vehicle. After the appointment was over, you told me about the area and a restaurant I must try, as I am new to the area. Your name is Ray. Had we met outside of your work, I would have asked if you wanted to go to that restaurant sometime. When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Where: Barre. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914265 THINGS I REGRET You don’t know who I am now. You have no right to dismiss me like this. I could give you a lot in the ways of love and life. I messed up, but this isn’t fair, CM. I do love you, and I do remember why. When: Sunday, September 10, 2017. Where: Montpelier. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914264 PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW Dear smart__beautiful woman who helped me discover my truth: You are a precious part of my story. “Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne. And so I sit until the day when you feel it is time to alight upon me. When: Friday, January 12, 2018. Where: Shelburne Bay. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #914263
LAST WORDS! After years of dispensing advice, Athena is moving on to other adventures. Meet our new columnist next week!
Your wise counselor in love, lust and life
ASK ATHENA Dear Athena,
My girlfriend wants me to go down on her, but I feel selfconscious about doing it. I know she wants me to, since I never have. What if the smell bothers me? And she goes down on me, so I feel bad. Am I a bad boyfriend? What should I do?
Dear B F,
You’re not bad; you just need some guidance. I agree that returning the oral favor would be a good move, especially if she’s been asking you to take a trip to vag town. Here are some tips to help you feel confident and make this experience as enjoyable as possible — for both of you. If smell is a concern, why not start this adventure in the shower? Talking to her about your odor anxiety would make her self-conscious and be a big no-no. But soaping up together would get you both squeaky clean, turned on and ready to have fun. Enjoy a shower, then escort her to a cozy place where she can get comfortable. Comfort is key, and you might suggest she lie down with a pillow under her bottom so you have easy access. Make sure her legs are spread nice and wide. Invite her to relax so she knows you aren’t in a rush — she needs to feel that you’re excited to please her. Rushing someone to orgasm has never gotten anyone anywhere. Start by teasing her with your tongue. Kissing her thighs and stomach or taking a long lick of her clitoris are enticing ways to get started. Think of it like licking an ice cream cone; avoid stiff, jabbing motions. If you do something she’s into, she might drive her pelvis toward you, or her breathing might change. Connect with these nonverbal messages and give her more of what she’s enjoying. You might even ask her what she likes — maybe she prefers labia action; maybe clitoral stimulation is her thing. Encourage audience participation. At some point, you might need to take a little break. That’s fine! If you aren’t having fun, she’ll likely pick up on that. Keep things going by switching to your fingers for a bit. You might even use a vibrator — that could really shake things up. The important thing is that you proceed with love. Worry less about you and focus more on her. Think of your happy place, and then take her there with your tongue.
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