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[Re “Can China Help Fill — and Fund — Vermont’s Public Schools?” March 28]: As an educator passionate about developing international opportunities for Vermont students, I would like to add as an afterword to Molly Walsh’s piece some of the educational benefits Vermont schools can find in developing foreign exchange programs. A well-designed exchange program prepares future global citizens for our increasingly connected world. Welcoming classmates from other countries helps our students develop intercultural competence, reinforcing those skills naturally through daily interactions between peers. These exchanges open up opportunities for students and teachers to learn from the perspective of another culture in a personal, meaningful way. At Stowe, our exchange program arose in order to connect students learning the Chinese language with same-age peers from China; this year, the Lamoille South Supervisory Union board voted to commit future revenue from the program directly toward a Chinese Language and Culture Fund that will facilitate the development of the Chinese program and its expansion from Stowe High School to Peoples Academy High School. The F-1 student visa model offers a unique opportunity for schools to shape exchange programs in a way that benefits each school community. Once approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the school controls student selection. Schools can use the F-1 visa model to develop a specific academic program, add diversity to the student body and reach other schoolspecific goals. There is much to be explored; I encourage interested school leaders to reach out, connect and share ideas. Mairead Harris



“Conservative Senator Peg Flory to Hang Up Her Spurs” [March 28] couldn’t have been a more aptly named news article. This woman is everything that’s wrong in politics. She’s a hateful, mean-spirited person who fails to find anything in common with decent, civil-minded people who only want a better way of life and recognition as a loving human being. The image of her spurring a horse instead of leading it is an image that I find appropriate. Why try to


encourage and nurture civil rights when you can sink a sharpened heel into a side without any regard for pain and suffering? Not unlike King Sisyphus, who labored in an endless and futile task, Flory squandered time and monumental effort to deny a basic human right given easily to so many man-and-woman couples: the right to marry a same-sex partner. Her comment that she has “no problem with homosexuality” shows her inability to see marriage as anything but a sexual issue — or even to refer to gays in a modern vernacular. The fact that her contemporaries could only muster the weak comment that they “respect” her says it all. She’s an ogre who will not be missed by anyone who values civil and united discourse. Christopher Maloney




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[Re “Trigger Warning: Business Is Brisk for Vermont Company Trying to Stop School Shooters,” March 14]: Among Seven Days’ standard fare of hemp-fiber kite manufacturers, kombucha Champagne bubblers, local haberdashers, homegrown politicians and high-wire musical acts, we now have a report on a new local firm, Social Sentinel, that makes its living monitoring children’s social media communications through artificial intelligence algorithms in the name of “school safety.” Frankly, the title of the article should have been “Big Brother in Vermont: Spying on Children Is Brisk Business.” The establishment of a privatized “thought police” monitoring communications is very disturbing, further demonstrated by

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Taking Action In 2017, National Public Radio reported that, since President Donald Trump’s election, grassroots activism had seen a major uptick — from both ends of the political spectrum. Vermonters looking to fight for a cause can connect with 40 local organizations at the Social Justice Symposium at Burlington High School. Black Lives Matter Burlington, HOPE Works and Outright Vermont are among the groups represented.




Family Matters Opera devotees fix their eyes on screens in Middlebury, St. Johnsbury and Hanover, N.H., for the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Luisa Miller. Performed in New York City and broadcast to remote locations, this staging of Giuseppe Verdi’s work stars Plácido Domingo and Sonya Yoncheva in a story centered on the bond between father and daughter. SEE CALENDAR LISTINGS ON PAGES 51 AND 52







Into the Wild Art connoisseurs and conservationists alike have reason to visit the Gallery at the Central Vermont Medical Center. The Berlin venue houses “On the Brink: Artists Take Action,” an exhibition of works by 10 creatives shedding light on endangered species. Meg Brazill reviews the exhibit, which benefits wildlife conservation. SEE REVIEW ON PAGE 66


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John Darnielle has spent more than two decades as lead singer and songwriter for the indie-folk band the Mountain Goats, earning a place in what Pitchfork described last year as “his own private league of songwriting.” Darnielle and band hit up Higher Ground in South Burlington with songs from their 2017 release, Goths. Chicago-based experimental rockers Dead Rider open.


Whether they prefer anime, science fiction or classic superheroes, comic-book enthusiasts can fully indulge their fandom at the Green Mountain Comic Expo. Presented at the Barre Civic Center by the creators of Vermont Comic Con, this two-day family-friendly affair features gaming, panels, exhibitors, guest artists and plenty of cosplay.

Human-powered snow sports allow athletes to catch thrills in the great outdoors, but they can also pose safety risks. In the latest installment of the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum’s Thirsty Thursday speaker series, members of mountain search-andrescue teams sound off in the moderated discussion “Backcountry Rescue in Vermont.” Wine, cider and craft beer from Collective Arts Brewing sustain listeners.


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Earth’s satellite inspires She Who Walks in the Moonlight, an evening of theatrical dance hosted by Burlington fusion belly dance troupe the Accaliae. This annual spectacular features belly dance, burlesque, and contemporary performers such as Aria Michaels Paradise (pictured) and Green Mountain Cabaret in powerful pieces reflecting the balance of light and dark. Proceeds benefit Puppets in Education and the Vermont Family Network.




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t’s been three weeks since Gov. PHIL SCOTT wrote a letter listing a dozen-odd pieces of legislation he opposes, and his administration is still having a hard time explaining his objections to one of the most important: S.260, the waterways cleanup bill. The Senate-passed measure would clear a path toward long-term funding for the federally mandated task. Scott’s latest effort came last Friday afternoon, when his administration secretary, SUSANNE YOUNG, appeared before the House Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Committee. Her 46 minutes of testimony featured lengthy run-on sentences, a dearth of declarative statements, repetition of favored words and phrases, and a near total lack of clarity. It was like an octopus squirting a cloud of ink and darting away. When she finished, the administration’s position was no more coherent six merchants row • one mill street than it was before. Scott opposes S.260 middlebury, vt • because it creates a new tax or fee, which it doesn’t; he claims that the bill violates the separation of powers Untitled-10 1 4/6/18 11:33 AM between legislative and executive branches but has yet to fully explain how; he agrees that Vermont has to identify a funding source for water cleanup but doesn’t want to take any LET’S NOT STOP NOW! steps in that direction; he supports a version of S.260 that failed to attract a single vote on the Senate floor; and he puts great stock in an administration working group that refused to fulfill its legislative mandate. And, just as a reminder, S.260 is a shell of its original self. As introduced, it would have created a new per-parcel fee and established an independent Clean Water Authority to oversee the cleanup. The bill was stripped down in an effort to ther animals such as bald make it more palatable to the governor. eagles and bats are still at risk. So much for that. By donating to the Nongame Lest you think I exaggerate about Wildlife Fund you protect Young’s testimony, here’s a sample tranVermont’s endangered wildlife scribed from the official recording. for future generations to enjoy. “Yes, the governor is committed to Every $1 you give means an extra long-term funding for the clean water $2 helping Vermont’s wildlife. project,” she replied. “I guess the question is, what is that going to look like? Look for the loon on line 29c of It’s not a commitment to any particular your Vermont income tax form idea that’s been out to date. It’s not and necessarily a per-parcel fee, but maybe Nongame Wildlife Fund please it is. What I’m saying is, yes, we’re comdonate. mitted to working through the questions .00 29c. that we [unintelligible], and the Act 73 Working Group was the next step and then making recommendations to the








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legislature around those and having a conversation around what is the longterm funding source.” Note of explanation: In 2017 the legislature created the Clean Water Funding Working Group, which consisted of administration officials and gubernatorial appointees, and directed it to produce a specific proposal for a cleanup funding source. In the end, it decided not to do so.


Still, this group was repeatedly cited by Young as the one true foundation of “the next step.” She resisted S.260’s call for a new panel to do what the old panel failed to accomplish because it would be a waste of precious resources. Young repeatedly extolled the virtues of conversation. “We need to have a conversation before we decide the final source of funding,” she said. “And that is the conversation about matching existing sources of revenue with projected costs.” But while conversation is vital, studying is verboten. “In my view we don’t need to be studying a funding source anymore. It’s been studied,” she said. “We have the work of the Working Group that did that study and told us the pros and cons of particular approaches.” And refused to make any choices, as its enabling legislation required. Young expressed support for a completely rewritten version of S.260 crafted by the Senate Agriculture Committee. But on the Senate floor, that version was rejected — and the original, produced by the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee, was approved unanimously. Still, Young urged House lawmakers to resurrect the Agriculture version, which was much looser in its requirements for a long-term funding source. If the administration was so dead set against the Natural Resources version, it clearly failed to communicate its position to the Senate’s Republican caucus. In the governor’s March 20 letter, he questioned S.260 on constitutional grounds — claiming it would violate the

separation of powers. The legislature’s own legal team has found no constitutional issues in the bill. Lawmakers have sought clarification on Scott’s position, and the administration has failed to produce it. So did Young clear things up? No. “I’m not here acting in the capacity of attorney for the administration or for the governor,” she said. “I can tell you that it is not unusual for lawyers to have a difference of opinion. That’s why we have courts.” Young offered to have Scott’s counsel, JAYE PERSHING JOHNSON, meet with legislative attorney MICHAEL O’GRADY “to talk about their differences.” But why should it be an informal discussion? Why not a public airing of the constitutional question, so it’s all on the record for the benefit of every lawmaker? Two points in conclusion. First, if the administration is going to publicly issue a letter that threatens a brace of vetoes, it should be fully prepared to explain itself before hitting “send.” As it is, the letter looks more like a publicity stunt than a serious attempt to give guidance. Second, if it really wants to find common ground with the legislature, it should be in full cooperative mode, working out problems instead of filling the air with rhetorical octopus ink.

Dems on Guns

Gov. Scott has scheduled a public signing for the afternoon of Wednesday, April 11, for three gun-related bills: S.221 would allow judges to order the removal of weapons from those deemed to pose an imminent risk to themselves or others. H.422 would let police immediately (and temporarily) take away weapons from those arrested or cited for domestic violence. And S.55 includes four distinct measures: universal background checks for gun purchases, raising the minimum age for buying a gun to 21, a ban on bump stocks and a limit on ammunition magazines. The gun issue is likely to play heavily in the 2018 gubernatorial campaign. This week, Sen. JOHN RODGERS (D-Essex/ Orleans), a staunch gun-rights advocate, floated the notion of running for governor, mostly likely as a Democrat — though he has not ruled out a bid as a Republican or an independent. So where do the three current Democratic candidates stand? At her Sunday campaign launch in Morrisville, CHRISTINE HALLQUIST made it



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party’s gun-rights supporters, but it can challenge Democrats as well. (See Rodgers, John.) Brattleboro’s city Democratic Party chair, attorney JAMES VALENTE, also opposed new gun legislation. He raised eyebrows with social media comments that drew distinctions between native Vermonters and those who moved here. The former support gun rights and traditional Vermont culture, in his view, while the latter want to change Vermont to their own tastes. During the legislature’s deliberations, Valente tweeted lists of nonnative Vermonters who voted for gun legislation and lifelong residents who voted against. After the Senate’s final vote approving S.55, Valente tweeted “Is that correct? Not a single ‘yes’ vote on S.55 was a Vermonter? And still it passes by four votes … Incredible.” So you’re not a “Vermonter” unless you were born here? That’s harsh. When reached by phone, Valente was chastened but unbowed. “There’s a great conflict within me,” he said. “I do believe that growing up here exposes you to rural Vermont culture. That experience causes you to have a respect and appreciation for multi-generation Vermonters.” Reaction from fellow Dems was negative. “I don’t think it’s appropriate for the city party chair to talk about the birthplaces of people,” said Rep. VALERIE STUART (D-Brattleboro), a Tennessee native. “I’m a transplant, but I’m dedicated to Vermont and Vermont values.” “As assistant [House] majority leader, I’m definitely disappointed and frustrated having a town chair tweeting against us,” said Rep. TRISTAN TOLENO (D-Brattleboro), who was born in Ithaca, N.Y., and grew up in Marlboro. “As Windham County [Democratic Party] chair, I’m disappointed having it come from one of our town chairs …When we have a meeting, I’m sure we’ll talk about it.” Does Valente think his divisive tweets will create a problem for him as city chair? “Maybe,” he said. “I know I’m out of step with the party on this issue. I would hope not, but I can see how some Democrats, especially those who came from out of state, would disagree.” And there it is again. The separation of Vermonters into two camps: natives, and outsiders who just don’t understand. He should realize that those who have chosen to make Vermont their home are legitimate participants in its culture and politics. ETHAN ALLEN, for example. Born and raised in Connecticut. m


clear she favors the three bills and wants to do more. “I also support an assault weapons ban,” she said. “I don’t think there’s any rhyme or reason why we should have assault weapons.” She explained that they’re “not very accurate” for hunting or target shooting, and added, “Just because we’re regulating opiates doesn’t mean we’re comin’ for your Tylenol.” Thirteen-year-old ETHAN SONNEBORN, the only candidate who regularly takes part in active-shooter drills, emailed a statement expressing a more openended outlook. He endorsed the three bills before Scott but called for a ban on “weapons of war with the sole purpose of killing” and for “much stronger and more decisive action to address our gun problem.” Then I texted JAMES EHLERS’ campaign manager, THEO FETTER, asking for his man’s position on guns. Fetter’s first reply described Ehlers as “uniquely qualified … to craft a truly Vermont response” because of his experience as a Navy officer, hunting and fishing guide, and middle school teacher. Fetter said Ehlers could “bring much-needed balance and leadership to this issue.” Hmm. No hint of an actual position. Upon further inquiry, Fetter offered that, “We’re still talking through things ourselves and with various stakeholders. Our deliberative process may not match your column’s deadline consideration, but we’ll certainly give you all we can as soon as possible.”  Really? Guns are the issue of the year so far. Ehlers has been campaigning for months. And he’s “still talking through things”? Several hours later, I was offered an interview — not with the candidate, but with his communications director, SARAH ANDERS. She laid out a fairly comprehensive position on guns. “He supports all of the bills” before the governor, she said. When asked if Ehlers would favor additional legislation, she said, “We’re not looking at going further right now. He wants to see how this set of bills works out. It’s a good first step.” So what happened between Fetter’s vagueness and Anders’ clarity? It’s a puzzlement. But taking Anders at face value, Ehlers’ position is virtually identical to Republican Scott’s: approving of current legislation and, at least for now, not wanting to go beyond what’s already been done.


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dance instructor who molested two students might not be sentenced to prison. Ditto for a drug dealer whose customer overdosed and died. The families of the victims are outraged. It’s the job of newly installed Washington County State’s Attorney Rory Thibault to sort out these cases and many others as he mops up after his predecessor, Scott Williams, who resigned in January. Thibault, appointed by Gov. Phil Scott to fill out the 11 months remaining in Williams’ term, has had his hands full. He discovered plea deals Williams had offered in pending cases that were, at times, so poorly documented and ideologically fraught that he launched a full review of every pending case. He scrapped dozens of deals in progress but said he felt bound to honor the controversial agreements made with the drug dealer and dance instructor. A former military man, Thibault has sought to bring order to the chaos — even as he coped with an office staffing shortage that was part of Williams’ legacy. And a major new case dropped onto his lap in January: He’ll review the actions of police who fatally shot a suspected bank robber outside Montpelier High School. “It’s not only challenging, it’s kind of unprecedented,” said Judge Howard VanBenthuysen, who currently presides in Washington County. “I can’t recall a similar set of circumstances. But Rory has risen to the occasion.” Williams’ troubles surfaced publicly last fall. He had been scheduled to take the witness stand at the sentencing of Jody Herring, who in 2015 gunned down Department for Children and Families social worker Lara Sobel in Barre. Williams, who was a bystander, comforted a dying Sobel and was expected to answer questions about his actions that day. Seven Days revealed prior to the hearing that Williams had not actually disarmed Herring, as had been widely reported. Williams never testified. Instead, he dropped from public view and sought care at the Brattleboro Retreat, which provides mental health and addiction treatment. Williams went on paid family medical leave, and the Vermont Supreme Court suspended his law license.

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Williams knew at the time that state regulators were looking into a “community fund” he controlled, meant to support criminal justice reform initiatives. In at least a few instances, defendants he prosecuted paid money toward the fund, potentially creating a conflict of interest for Williams. He resigned in January, citing posttraumatic stress disorder from the Sobel shooting. The governor turned to Thibault, who had previously served as a deputy prosecutor in the State’s Attorney’s Office, to lead it for the rest of the year. The job carries huge responsibilities. State’s attorneys have total control over the filing of criminal charges in their jurisdictions. And they sign off on plea agreements, which resolve most criminal cases. Thibault said he found problem after problem in pending cases. Williams, he said, kept few records and made plea agreements in a seemingly haphazard manner. Some of his deals were inconsistent with how his deputies — and even Williams himself — handled similar cases, Thibault said.

“In certain situations Scott was more lenient, but it came at a cost of inconsistency in outcomes,” Thibault said. One fraught plea agreement involves Martin Berno of Duxbury. In January 2017, Williams charged Berno with a felony count of dealing drugs with death resulting, which comes with a two- to 20-year sentence. Berno sold heroin and prescription drugs to a Wisconsin man, Kyle Bates, who fatally overdosed. Members of Bates’ family told Williams they hoped Berno would serve at least two years in prison. Williams, according to court records, assured the family in May 2017 that Berno was “looking at two to 10 years.” In August 2017, Williams struck a plea deal. Berno pleaded guilty to a felony charge of dealing heroin in exchange for a five-year deferred sentence. Williams never told the Bates family that he’d finalized a deal calling for no prison time, a common courtesy in most cases. Thibault said he has stuck by the agreement because Williams, Berno and a judge had already signed off. Bates’ father, Donald, said the family understands Thibault’s decision, but

family members plan to ask a judge to throw out the deal during an April 20 sentencing hearing. “We feel that we were revictimized by Scott Williams and with the plea deal that he made without our knowledge,” Donald said. “If the defendant hadn’t provided those drugs to my son, my son wouldn’t be dead.” Similar problems plagued the case of former dance instructor Ernest Phillips, who was arrested last year and charged with six felonies for allegedly having sex with students, ages 15 and 17 at the time, at Green Mountain Performing Arts in Waterbury. Williams reached an agreement that would not include prison time and again didn’t notify the victims. In a document filed with the court, a victim’s advocate expressed anger with the deal and Williams’ conduct. The case is on hold while lawyers appeal some pretrial rulings to the Vermont Supreme Court. As in the Bates case, Thibault is sticking to the agreement his predecessor made. Thibault declined to comment on the ongoing Berno and Phillips cases.


Fortunately for Thibault, he’s experienced in dealing with chaotic situations. Before moving to Vermont, he served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the U.S. Army and made legal decisions about special forces missions in the Middle East. He said his military training served him well when he took charge in Barre. “It was all hands on deck,” Thibault said. “The first goal was stability. We needed to restore public confidence in the community in our office.” “He’s always been good at crisis management, but the military honed that skill for him,” his wife, Johanna, said. Thibault grew up in a working-class home in Connecticut but spent many summer days at his grandparents’ camp in Brookline, where he came to appreci-




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ate Vermont’s beauty. He later returned to the Green Mountain State to attend Vermont Law School. He met his future wife when they both joined a student rugby team there. “He was just really interesting,” Johanna said. “For someone who hadn’t traveled much, he was very worldly — he read encyclopedias. He was kind of a really cool nerd, if that makes sense, and I just felt a connection to him.” They married in 2006 and graduated in 2007. Thibault had military obligations because the Army had put him through his undergraduate studies at the University of Richmond. So the couple set off on a nomadic life for close to a decade, moving from base to base: Kentucky; Virginia; Washington, D.C.; Germany. As a JAG officer, Thibault worked as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. Eventually, he supervised 10 other lawyers. In 2015, he spent six months in Turkey and Jordan as part of Combined Joint Task Force — Operation Inherent Resolve, joining the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. While declining to delve into details, Thibault said his work focused partly on “legal authority for certain operations, and assessing and advising on rules of engagement.” Special forces battling ISIS in that conflict have navigated complex rules of engagement, including the use of drone strikes. By the end of the assignment, Thibault had risen to the rank of major. He wanted his sons, now 8 and 4, to have

a steady home life, and for Johanna, a lawyer, to have stable job opportunities. Throughout Thibault’s military career, his family had maintained Vermont residency status. Thibault looked for a job in the state, and in June 2016, Williams hired him. The family bought a house in Cabot. Thibault and his wife found themselves making frequent trips to Harry’s Hardware store in their new hometown. They got to know the owners and, before long, became 50/50 investors. They have helped reimagine the place as a combination hardware store, bar and live music venue. Thibault pulls shifts there, sits on the Cabot School Board and remains in the U.S. Army Reserve. Even as he put down roots in Vermont, Thibault lasted little more than one year in his new job and moved on to work as a prosecutor in the Attorney General’s Office. Thibault acknowledged that he left because of a strained relationship with Williams. While declining to provide specifics, Thibault said he was concerned about Williams’ handling of his staff and what Thibault said was an often haphazard, sloppy manner of overseeing criminal prosecutions. “I had some significant concerns about the director of the office, and, as the chief deputy, I found it difficult to reconcile my views with that direction,” Thibault said. Williams did not respond to a request for comment. Before long, Thibault, a Democrat, will have to turn his attention to campaigning for the November election. He hopes to make a mark as a criminal justice reformer. Thibault said he would seek sentences that emphasize treatment and restorative justice. “A lot of crime is driven by economic situations and poverty and substance abuse,” Thibault said. “Unless you’re doing something meaningful with this process to address the drivers of crime, we can’t have confidence we’re going to meaningfully reduce crime.” While that rhetoric is in vogue in many criminal justice circles, it comes with some political risk. Washington County is one of the few places in Vermont with a tradition of closely fought state’s attorney’s races. Thibault seems at ease with the political aspects of his job and doesn’t shy away from suggestions that, one day, he could seek higher office. “Is being a state’s attorney it for him? I seriously doubt it,” Johanna said. “I’m sure you can hear it in his voice.” m



Chemical Reaction: Senators Want to Make Vermont Polluters Pay B Y ALI CI A FR EESE




t’s been about two years since Bennington resident Libby Harris learned that her drinking water had been contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a toxic chemical that had been emitted by a now-shuttered factory. The retired high school teacher and a number of her neighbors are suing SaintGobain Performance Plastics, which purchased the factory in 2000, for the alleged damage done to their health and homes. It could be years — if ever — before they get financial relief. “We’re in limbo in so many ways,” Harris said last week. As the case wends its way through the courts, Bennington’s two Democratic state senators, Brian Campion and Dick Sears, are pursuing legislation that would make it easier for Vermonters to hold polluters accountable in the future. The Senate passed the bill last month, but businesses ranging from large manufacturers to local ski resorts have warned that it would have a chilling effect on Vermont’s economy. When the House Judiciary Committee took up the legislation last week, lobbyists quickly filled the room. S.197 would make companies liable for toxic chemical contamination, even if they weren’t negligent when they released the chemicals and regardless of whether they knew the chemical was harmful. That means residents wouldn’t have to prove that a company was careless or violated regulations. The concept is known as “strict liability,” a standard to which highly toxic Superfund sites, for example, are subject. Vermont would be the first state to apply it more broadly, to any company emitting toxic chemicals. In cases involving multiple polluters, the bill would allow victims to sue a single company for all the damages, rather than taking each of them to court individually. The bill would also make it easier for alleged victims to force companies to fund periodic testing for contamination-related diseases and conditions. Currently, people must first prove in court that emissions sickened them; the proposed law would require only proof of exposure to the chemical. “It certainly would be comforting for us to be able to have that medical monitoring as we’re going forth with this PFOA in our blood,” said Harris. “Right now, there’s nothing.” PFOA has been linked to cancer, thyroid disease and other illnesses. Harris was diagnosed with fibromyalgia several years after moving to Bennington in 2004 and wonders whether the contaminated water she drank is to blame. A company called Chemfab used PFOA for making Teflon products at the Bennington plant for 30 years. Saint-Gobain bought the business in 2000 but closed the factory two years later. In 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deemed PFOA a likely carcinogen and sued the DuPont company, which manufactured the chemical, for failing to disclose its health and environmental risks. It wasn’t until 2016 that Bennington residents learned that PFOA had poisoned their soil and private wells.

In a settlement with the state, Saint-Gobain agreed to pay $20 million to connect about 200 homes to the town water supply, which was unaffected. But the company is resisting the state’s effort to get it to pay for another 200 or so homes, and residents are on their own when it comes to recouping potential health care costs and property value losses. Sears and Campion say their legislation is based on a simple belief: When a company harms a community, that company — not the victims or the taxpayers — should pay the costs. The bill isn’t retroactive, so it won’t help Harris and her neighbors. “This isn’t really revolutionary,” Campion said. “This is giving people a little more power against a really, really powerful and wealthy industry.” Emily Joselson, an attorney at Langrock Sperry & Wool who is part of the legal team representing the Bennington residents, said clients like hers “did absolutely nothing except suffer the hard luck of being next to an industry that allowed its pollution to get out.” While her clients’ position provokes sympathy, it’s often challenging for victims to pursue legal cases, which can be prolonged and expensive. Even if the bill passes, Joselson predicts that future victims of pollution would face an uphill battle in court.


They’d still be required to trace the pollution back to the company and prove it harmed them. That can be quite a challenge, according to Jon Groveman, policy and water program director at the Vermont Natural Resources Council, which is pushing for the legislation along with several other environmental organizations. He noted that Saint-Gobain recently produced its own study disputing the state’s assertion that it was responsible for PFOA contamination in a certain part of town. “It’s not a level playing field,” Groveman said. “The polluters — they’re still way ahead.” Toxic chemical regulation is notably weak, according to Vermont Law School professor Kenneth Rumelt, because the chemical industry has fought to keep it that way. “Industry does not have clean hands,” he said, referring to its lobbying efforts at the state and federal level. A report last year commissioned by the legislature noted that the state knows little about the prevalence and toxicity of the vast majority of roughly 85,000 chemicals in a federal toxic chemical inventory. “It’s very, very often the case that industries know more than the regulators know about certain emerging toxins and contaminants,” Joselson said. To proponents of the bill, that assertion underscores the need for a clearer way for individuals to hold companies accountable in court. But manufacturers, chemical companies, insurers, chambers of commerce and a number of other trade













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groups contend that the legislation could massive chemical releases alike. “Just wreak havoc on Vermont’s economy, about all of our housekeeping matericreating uncertainty for businesses large als are nontoxic and environmentally and small. friendly,” White said. Even so, “this bill GlobalFoundries, which operates the will not protect businesses that are doing former IBM semiconductor chip plant the right thing now, if something in the in Essex Junction — and is one of the future is deemed harmful.” state’s largest employers — opposes the Other ski mountains share the worry, bill, arguing that it “renders meaningless” and the Vermont Ski Areas Association the current chemical regulatory system. also signed onto the letter opposing S. 197. A representative didn’t respond to quesSears shrugged off the growing tions about whether the legislation would dissent, saying, “I’m used to the scare affect the company’s operations. tactics.” Bill Driscoll, vice president of the The bill’s opponents have a powerful manufacturer trade group Associated ally in Phil Scott. The Republican goverIndustries of Vermont, obnor included the measure on served that the bill treats flaa list of 13 “problematic” bills grant polluters no differently that he sent to legislators last from companies that comply month. His letter claimed that with all state and federal the legislation would increase regulations. Driscoll said the insurance costs to the point of bill would make doing busicreating a “potentially insurness in Vermont “extremely mountable barrier to doing uncertain and risky.” business in Vermont.” His was one of 23 trade Economic Development groups that signed a letter Commissioner Joan urging lawmakers to ditch Goldstein argued that the the bill. Another signabill would put Vermont at tory was the American a “distinct disadvantage” Insurance Association, when trying to attract new which has warned that businesses and encourage the legislation could have existing ones to expand. “grave consequences” for “Why would they want to SEN. BRIAN the insurance market. be in a state where there is C AMPION “There is a reason no unlimited exposure [to lawother state in the country suits]?” she asked. “We just has a law like this — it is very clearly un- don’t feel like that’s a reasonable thing to reasonable,” the association’s northeast have that expectation that they’re going regional vice president for state affairs, to be responsible for ever and ever.” Alison Cooper, said in a statement. She Such a demand seems eminently reaalso warned that making companies re- sonable to Joselson. “Isn’t it an important sponsible for the cost of medical testing public policy to tell manufactures, ‘We for anyone exposed to the chemical could are happy to have you come to Vermont, lead to an “avalanche of claims.” [but] if you’re going to be using dangerMike Walsh, a managing director at ous chemicals, and they get out and harm the insurance firm NFP, said he recently your neighbors, you are going to be regot a phone call from Sugarbush Resort’s sponsible’?” she said. risk manager, who wanted to know how Thom Gentle, a retired art restorer, the bill might change insurance rates. He moved to Bennington in 2008 and bought told her that insurers would likely refuse a house half a mile from the former to cover the kind of liability risk the legis- Chemfab plant, which had been shutlation would create because there would tered for six years. He said he had to sit be no way to estimate the cost of future down when he got his water test results claims. “Every insurer would be foolish back in early 2016 — the PFOA level not to make sure that [strict liability for was 438 parts per trillion. The state has chemical contamination] is excluded deemed anything above 20 parts per trilfrom every policy,” Walsh said. If an in- lion unsafe to drink. surer did agree to cover the risk, its rates Gentle believes the legislation, if would likely be steep. passed, would encourage companies to Candice White, vice president of com- think twice about using questionable munications and brand management at chemicals. Had it been in place when the Sugarbush, confirmed the resort’s con- factory was in operation, “I think there’s cerns about insurance costs. Chemicals a possibility it would have precluded a lot aren’t a fundamental part of the business, of this from happening,” he said. As it is, but Sugarbush does use some to keep its “I guess we just hope for the best.” m pools and guest rooms clean — and the proposed law would apply to minor and Contact:




Vermont Plans to Step Up Logging on Public Land Around Camel’s Hump S T O RY & PHO TO S BY TAYLOR DOBBS





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n a snow-packed logging road near Camel’s Hump last Thursday, Matt Leonard halted a team of Vermont biologists and foresters who manage the vast woodlands around the mountain. Leonard, a state forester, had spotted deer tracks leading from a cluster of evergreens 50 yards away. Brimming with pride, he described how the state had approved logging in that stand of trees 17 years ago to foster ideal conditions for deer. The tracks suggested the strategy had worked. Leonard and the team, led by Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation forester Jason Nerenberg, are responsible for a new 15-year plan for 26,000 acres of state-owned lands on and around Camel’s Hump. When the team released a public draft, the document earned praise from environmental groups for its big-picture approach to land management. Not everyone was impressed. Critics say the plan reflects an “outdated

mind-set” that treats forests as a commodity and not as a rich ecosystem. In the next 15 years, the plan calls for 3,764 acres in Camel’s Hump State Park, Camel’s Hump State Forest and connected state lands to be logged in a way that officials say will enhance the benefits of the forest for people and wildlife. That represents 251 acres per year — more than triple the average number of acres logged for the past 25 years. For state officials and critics alike, any discussion about the planned timber harvests quickly becomes philosophical: What is the purpose of a forest? How does the state serve the best interests of a population with so many competing demands on the land? How does commercial logging fit with the mission of the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation? “This was way, way beyond the scope of the logging that’s occurred

in the past,” said Jamison Ervin. She lives with her husband, Alan Pierce, on property abutting the state lands. Both have advanced degrees in land management, and they say the plan amounts to a devastating increase in logging on state land for financial gain. They say the state should be leaving trees in place to combat global climate change. “This is getting whatever they can out of the park,” Ervin said. The couple said in an interview and in public comments to the state Agency of Natural Resources that the plan shows a disregard for the rich ecosystems on Camel’s Hump. But Forests, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder responds that much of the land around the mountain was cut over in the 1800s and hit by massive wildfires in the early 1900s, so the trees in today’s forest are largely all the same age. Logging will create openings in the forest for younger


trees to thrive, which makes for a more diverse ecosystem. In addition, Snyder said, part of his department’s legislative mandate is “to encourage economic management of its forests and woodlands.” State law specifically authorizes the department to sell timber from state lands in the context of its overall mission of maintaining healthy state parks and forests. A 45-minute drive from downtown Burlington, Camel’s Hump is a popular recreation area year-round. Counting hikers, hunters, skiers, snowmobilers, rock climbers and other visitors, many thousands of people visit Camel’s Hump State Park and the adjacent state forest every year. To environmental scientists, the area has a different significance. The gigantic swath of virtually uninterrupted forest is one of the state’s most important environmental assets. Groundbreaking research on the damage done by acid rain was carried out on the mountain’s slopes; near the summit are important migratory bird habitats and legally protected wildflowers. This variety of public benefits makes public land special, Snyder said, and creates pressure on five regional stewardship teams to manage the state’s forests carefully. The teams include scientists from Snyder’s department and from the departments of Environmental Conservation and Fish & Wildlife. For each timber sale on state lands, one of the regional teams decides where to harvest and even which specific trees loggers may remove — they spray a blue dot on each one — to accomplish the state’s policy goals. Sometimes that means thinning the forest canopy so that a certain species of tree, like the evergreens Leonard pointed out, can thrive. Even “patch cuts” — small areas of an acre or so where all trees are felled — are designed to help by turning areas of the land into young forest, where saplings and ground-level vegetation host a vastly different ecosystem than the older forest nearby. “We use forests a lot, to the point where we’ve all come to take them for granted,” Snyder said. “I would ask your readers: Just look around you right now and consider the wood that’s around you. What are you sitting on? What are


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thorny berry bushes lined a winding stream ahead. On the other side, an old bird’s nest was suspended in the bare branches 10 feet off the forest floor. Austin and Fish & Wildlife biologist David Sausville noted that insects, reptiles, songbirds, deer, moose and bears have all likely benefited from a logging job five years ago aimed at improving habitat for grouse. “You’ve created this really healthy, diverse mix of the whole assemblage of the native tree species that you had here to begin with,” Austin said. “Now … you’ve got a variety of [tree] age classes, which has diversified the forest’s structure here.” ERVIN As he walked, Leonard pointed to red splotches on a map, which depicted sites of up to an acre and a half that had been clear-cut since 2002. The team was pleased with the results. “The reality is, it creates diversity in the forest,” Austin said. “When you see these kind of younger forest openings in the larger forest matrix, these are ecological magnets.” m


you writing on? To some degree, this air we’re breathing is a forest product.” Between 2002 and 2015, the state netted $925,548 from timber sales around Camel’s Hump, or about $868 per acre logged. But Snyder was emphatic that a desire for more revenue isn’t driving the planned increase in timber harvests. Snyder and the other officials say the entire plan — from careful monitoring of the impacts backcountry skiers have on wildlife habitats to the increase in annual logging — is aimed at maintaining and improving public benefits of the forest. In response to requests from Ervin and JAMISON others, ANR has extended the public comment period for the plan until April 13. The agency will hold an open house focused on long-range planning for state lands on April 24 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the agency’s headquarters on the National Life Group campus in Montpelier. John Austin, the land and habitat program manager for the Department of Fish & Wildlife, stood in the woods last Thursday with Leonard, his teammates and a reporter. Saplings and



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Sen. John Rodgers (D-Essex/Orleans), one of the most vocal opponents of gun control in the Vermont Statehouse, said Tuesday that he’s considering a run for governor. “There’s a lot of support out there,” Rodgers said. “I’m definitely thinking about it.” The right-leaning Democrat from Glover could capitalize on a wave of anger directed at Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who is poised to sign a package of gun-control bills Wednesday, April 11. Previously a stalwart opponent of such measures, Scott reversed his stance in February after learning of an alleged school shooting plot in Fair Haven. At a Statehouse press conference held with other lawmakers Tuesday, Rodgers reiterated his opposition to S.55, a bill that would mandate universal background checks, raise the purchasing age for guns from 18 to 21, limit high-capacity magazines and ban bump stocks. Rodgers, 52, told Seven Days that he would likely run as a Democrat but hasn’t ruled out running as a Republican or independent. He acknowledged that winning the Democratic primary could be difficult: “Rural Democrats love me. The more urban left-leaning Democrats don’t love me so much.” Three Democrats — Christine Hallquist, James Ehlers and Ethan Sonneborn — have already declared their candidacies for the November election. Keith Stern, another vocal gun proponent, has registered to run as a Republican. Ultimately, Rodgers said, “I could be comfortable with any letter beside my name.” This isn’t the first time the senator has publicly floated the idea of a bid for higher office. He ultimately decided against a run for lieutenant governor in 2016. Rodgers said concerns about his

livelihood are the only thing holding him back. He runs a small construction company and plans to launch a hemp business with his son this summer. Balancing those obligations with a statewide campaign “seems like a pretty heavy lift,” he said.

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Sun, which opened in 2014 and produced cold-pressed canola and sunflower oils, shut its doors last August, according to company founder Netaka White. The deal with Victory Hemp, based about 40 miles outside of Louisville, Ky., came together in the following months, a bittersweet moment for White, an entrepreneur who lives in Salisbury. “Sales lagged consistently,” he recalled. “We were successful in raising money to keep operations going and expand the business, but [there was] not enough money, not enough time to get Full Sun where it needed to be. Eventually, the decision was made to pull the plug.” New owner Chad Rosen said he’s eager to expand his line of cold-pressed hemp oil and hemp protein powder to the Northeast. One of his first hires was White, who is familiar with the equipment in the 7,500-square-foot facility and will serve as production manager. “We’re keeping some of the old blood there who kind of knows where the bodies are buried and how the equipment works,” said Rosen. Rosen’s other major hire was Chris Bailey, the founder and former CEO of Vermont Smoke & Cure. Bailey will serve as Victory Hemp’s chief operating officer. Rosen hailed Bailey’s skill guiding Smoke & Cure as it expanded, eventually turning it into “another iconic Vermont brand.” The expansion will allow Victory Hemp to produce 8,000 gallons of hemp seed oil each month. The by-product of that extraction process is turned into about 50,000 pounds of hemp protein powder, which is used in all sorts of products, Rosen said. Victory Hemp’s products are found in Kroger supermarkets and Whole Foods Markets in Kentucky, Rosen said, and should be on shelves in Vermont in late spring or early summer.

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His father, Scott Mackey, is a partner at Leonine Public Affairs and served on the Harwood Union School Board. “We were devastated to learn this week of Doug’s beliefs and online activities as reported in the Huffington Post,” Scott Mackey said in a statement. “They are antithetical to the values we hold and with which he was raised. We are still trying to understand how he could have done something like this and hope he will find some way to make amends for the harm he has caused.” “Ricky Vaughn,” a Donald Trump supporter, trafficked in racist, sexist and anti-Semitic memes and conspiracy theories and became an alt-right icon. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab ranked him among the top 150 Twitter influencers of the 2016 election, ahead of Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher and NBC News, among other accounts. (The name “Ricky Vaughn” is taken from a character played by Charlie Sheen in the baseball movie Major League.) Douglass Mackey was recently outed, bizarrely, by Paul Nehlen, a prominent white nationalist who is running against House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in a congressional race. Twitter suspended the “Ricky Vaughn” Twitter account last Thursday.



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he annals of cinema history include many films about hit men, but very few about hit men who are paralyzed from the waist down. These conventionally disparate elements — the hypermasculine assassin and the wheelchair user — form the basis of Hungarian director Attila Till’s 2016 film Kills on Wheels (Tiszta szívvel), which uses social assumptions about disability for maximum effect. When ORLY YADIN, executive director of the VERMONT INTERNATIONAL FILM FOUNDATION, first saw the unusual gangster movie, she knew she wanted it for VTIFF’s 2017 festival. Till’s gritty story screened in Burlington last fall, planting the seed for VTIFF’s further exploration of disability in international cinema. This weekend at Burlington’s MAIN STREET LANDING PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, the GLOBAL ROOTS FILM FESTIVAL will offer 10 feature-length films and two shorts that incorporate a wide range of disability experiences. “It’s so thrilling to see well-made films on an international scale that feature disability,” said JOHN KILLACKY, executive director of the FLYNN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS. A festival copresenter, the Flynn is currently hosting “Flourish,” an exhibition of works by Vermont artists with disabilities. Yadin stressed that films were selected based first and foremost on their cinematic merit. “We strongly believe if the film is good, the issue will come through,” she said. “It’s not only not useful, but in some ways detrimental, to show a bad film about an important issue.” Killacky, who has a physical disability, said that one of the festival’s strengths is that it’s not a celebration of “inspiration porn.” Australian writer and comedian Stella Young coined that term to refer to presentations of people with disabilities as inspiration for able-bodied viewers. “The people [in these films] are not represented as victims,” said Yadin. “They are not pitied.” That doesn’t mean the lineup features exclusively high-tension action dramas about cold-blooded killers. Three of the festival’s four narrative (or semi-narrative) features take sex, love and romance as their central concerns. All the films include actors living with disabilities, echoing the disability activism mantra of “Nothing about us without us.” American filmmaker Rachel Israel’s 2017 debut feature, Keep the Change,



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opens the festival on Friday evening. Winner of the Best U.S. Narrative Feature and Best New Narrative Director awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, the rom com follows the blossoming relationship between two New Yorkers who are on the autism spectrum. In a somewhat similar vein is Dina, a vérité-style “real-life romantic comedy” that documents the relationship between Dina Buno and Scott Levin, an engaged Philadelphia couple who share the experience of being neurologically diverse. Directed by British filmmakers Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles, Dina received the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize in 2017. The festival will close on a note of intensity with the 2017 Spanish film Living and Other Fictions (Vivir y otra ficciones), directed by Jo Sol. Described by VTIFF as “taboo-breaking” and “challenging,” Sol’s film dives headlong into the issue of the sexual desires of people living with physical disabilities, as seen through the character of Antonio, a tetraplegic writer who hires a prostitute and fights for his right to sexual satisfaction. The festival presents six documentaries for its non-narrative component. These range from a broad critique of Western notions of mental illness (Crazywise) to an intensive study of Hélène Nicolas, a severely autistic French woman who communicates

using her own unique poetic form (Latest News From the Cosmos). Director Sarah Barton’s Defiant Lives gives viewers a crash course in disability activism in the U.S., UK and Australia, while The Blind Boys of Alabama: How Sweet the Sound chronicles the history and successes of the titular African American gospel quartet. Life, Animated tells the story of Owen Suskind, an autistic man who found a path to communication through Disney cartoons. Director Q&As will follow several of the films. A panel discussion will accompany Saturday’s screening of Crazywise, moderated by Sandra Steingard, chief medical officer of the Howard Center; Alberto Fergusson, Colombiabased founder of the Institute of Accompanied Self-Rehabilitation; Chris Hansen, director of the New Hampshire organization Intentional Peer Support; and Leslie Nelson of the Howard Center. “I hope [audiences] walk away with a greater respect for cinema as an art form,” said Yadin, “and that [these films] will impact the way they think of people with disabilities in the future.” m Contact:

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The year is 2018. Donald Trump is president. In the Green Mountain State, inmates have sneaked pictures of pigs onto state police license plates. Pot is finally sort of legal. And 17 long years have passed since an unassuming comedy troupe called Broken Lizard released a movie about insanely inept Vermont law enforcement officials that became a stoner cult classic. Much has changed, but those hoping for more from the Super Troopers have not been forsaken: the gang is (meow) back with Super Troopers 2. Last week, MERRILL’S ROXY CINEMA in Burlington packed its largest theater for an advanced screening of the long-awaited sequel. The film will be widely released on Friday, April 20 — aka 420, just in case stoners needed another excuse to get high. The preposterous plot vehicle of ST2 revolves around an error in mapping the Vermont-Canada border — in Vermont’s favor. As such, the Super Troopers are re-enlisted to police the newfound American turf and to phase out the red-clad officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Shenanigans ensue. Impressively, the filmmakers have rounded up much of the first film’s original cast. Viewers can expect tasteful tributes to ST1 jokes, as well as a bear, mystery drugs, a delightful Rutland potshot, lots of Canadian swipes at Americans and American swipes at Canadians, oddly outdated gender humor, and

Rob Lowe as an utterly ludicrous French Canadian hockey-playerturned-mayor. The sequel’s $13.5 million budget included $4.5 million raised through crowdfunding platform Indiegogo in the spring of 2015. Aside from lucky members of the media, last week’s audience was composed of eager fans redeeming their perks. Those included the chance to meet all five Broken Lizard members/ Super Troopers in person: Jay Chandrasekhar (Thorny), Kevin Heffernan (Farva), Steve Lemme (Mac), Paul Soter (Foster) and Erik Stolhanske (Rabbit). The morning after their Roxy screening, Seven Days caught up with the gang at Hotel Vermont. “We love this state,” said Chandrasekhar, who directed. “The audience here is typically educated stoners — that’s our sweet spot.” Lemme chimed in, saying that they aim to craft “smart jokes for dumb people, dumb jokes for smart people.” As for why they chose to crowdfund the film — the group’s sixth together — Chandrasekhar said that movie studios generally prefer “capes and tights,” referring, presumably, to the merciless onslaught of the Marvel franchise. With an ambitious initial goal of $2 million, the filmmakers were plenty anxious. “People are fans,” Chandrasekhar said, “but what if they wouldn’t fund it?” As it turns out, they would. In one month, 54,000 people contributed to the campaign; the first $1 million was raised in just 10 hours. The team worked with Fandango to include a ticket to the screening as a perk,



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survivor and a contributing artist. “We really wanted this to be open to anyone who felt that they’d been impacted by sexual violence.” Barkley noted that many people who’ve endured sexual trauma don’t identify with the term “survivor.” Though some of the art was born from violent and traumatic experiences, the exhibit should be considered family friendly and will not feature graphic imagery, she said. In fact, many of the works, such as the three that Kossmann contributed, are abstract and indirectly address such themes as resilience and healing. The exhibit’s promotional poster features an image by Burlington artist ERIK REHMAN, portraying a dragonfly poised to lift a woman who lies crumpled and distraught on the ground. Rehman’s piece was first shown as part of a November 2011 exhibit titled “Transcendence: Mooring the Storm,” a collaboration of FROG

statement as encaustic artwork created using “organic beeswax, blowtorch, razor blades and love.” “I know many victims of intimate violence, sexual abuse and rape,” Hill wrote in an email to Seven Days. “The prevalence is far-reaching, and every person alive knows multiple survivors.” Hill, a self-described “survivor of global abuse and neglect,” wasn’t specific about whether his pieces were created in response to a specific incident or trauma. “My artwork, you see, is the accumulation of my life’s experiences,” Hill added. “I’m not able to tease out one aspect from another, for they all converge into a current that either drowns me or supports me. Art is very transformative.” Attendees — particularly survivors of sexual violence — might wonder if viewing the artwork will trigger negative reactions. “I think for some people it can be very disturbing,” Kossmann suggested. “And for others, they’re looking for a way to connect, not only with other people who have had similar experiences, but to start to feel and honor the full extent of the impact it’s had on them. Sometimes that’s very difficult to do on your own. Art brings people together.” Kossmann also emphasized that none of the pieces she contributed features images specifically associated with her assaults. As she put it, “It doesn’t help me personally to review those very detailed moments. I feel enough of that in my body every day.” m






rtist STEPHANIE KOSSMANN was sexually abused throughout her childhood, was raped by family members in her adolescence and endured non-familial sexual assaults throughout her twenties. The 49-year-old Bakersfield artist wasn’t diagnosed with complex post-traumatic stress disorder until about a year ago, and she only told her husband of 19 years about the extent of her trauma last month. However, art has long been a wellspring of healing in her life. “Sometimes it takes a while to feel like you can trust and understand that people won’t continue to diminish your experience,” Kossmann explained. “It’s much more helpful for me to approach my emotions visually in ways that I have a tough time talking about. That’s where I get value in creating the artwork.” Kossmann is one of a dozen Vermont artists whose work will be featured next week in the Sexual Violence Awareness Month Art Show. The three-day event at “See Out” the HIVE COLLECTIVE in Burlington is sponsored by two Burlington groups that address sexual violence, HOPE Works and the Survivors’ Council. The exhibit will feature 18 works of art by people of different genders who’ve experienced sexual violence themselves or have a loved one who was sexually assaulted. “We didn’t set any official guidelines,” said HOPE Works executive director CATHLEEN BARKLEY, who is herself a




and HOPE Works that coincided with the latter’s name change from the Women’s Rape Crisis Center. Kossmann contributed three oilbased monotype prints, including “Softly, Wildly,” which she described as a favorite. She noted that the pieces were created in 2014 and 2015, before she’d really begun to grapple with recovering from PTSD. Burlington artist JEF HILL contributed two pieces, “Façade” and “See Out,” which are described in an artist’s

Super Troopers « P.23 saying it was the first-ever partnership of its kind. Heffernan explained one extraordinary incentive the team offered, dubbed The Indecent Proposal. For a gift of $24,999,999, one of the Lizards (unspecified) would sire a child for the donor. Even when the price was reduced by $1,000, the offer “still didn’t go — unfortch,” Heffernan said. Child or no child, the process of crowdfunding ultimately “brought us together with the fans, and they were rooting for us,” said Soter.



Despite the passage of time since the debut of Super Troopers, the actors said they had little trouble getting into the swing of things. “Once you grow the mustache, you’re back in,” explained Heffernan. So far, the team has been pleased with the film’s reception. “The response has been great,” said Heffernan. “Everyone has felt like we captured the spirit of the original — we didn’t let them down.” Jonathan Shortt, 32, who attended the Roxy preview with two friends, seemed to agree. The owner of Danville-based tow company Caledonia Wrecker Service, he has copies on both VHS and

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If you’ve ever telephoned Seven Days or dropped by the office on Burlington’s South Champlain Street, you’ve likely encountered Ashley Cleare. The 33-yearold St. Albans native listens carefully — a dying art, in this age of ranting — and skillfully directs people to the appropriate person at the company, whether it’s an editor or writer, sales rep or graphic designer. But for those who want to place an obituary, publish a legal notice, or publicize a class or an apartment rental — Ashley is it. She handles most of the advertisers in what we still call the classifieds section of the newspaper. On the website and in print, it’s a modern, local marketplace. Some of Ashley’s customers are looking for love. She’s in charge of the personals section of the paper and our online dating site, which have generated every kind of inquiry imaginable — and plenty of marriages over the years. Nothing fazes this mother of two. She helps without judging. In fact, Ashley recently proposed and created Love Letters for readers who prefer the old-fashioned, snail-mail approach of exchanging missives. She has facilitated the delivery of more than 200 of them. Ashley works the Seven Days singles parties, too. “There’s never a dull moment!” says Ashley, who earned a degree in business administration at Champlain College in 2006. “The diversity of my job allows me to meet so many interesting people.”

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rdinarily, Mike Lynch of Ferrisburgh doesn’t read Seven Days’ legal notices. But on a recent night, while working on a crossword puzzle in bed, the retired librarian spotted one in the March 28 issue that piqued his curiosity. It read, “This Summons Is Directed to: Residents of the Town of Westford. You Are Being Sued.” Specifically, what caught Lynch’s attention was the plaintiff in the lawsuit, filed in Chittenden County Superior Court: the town of Westford. WTF? It’s fairly common for citizens to bring lawsuits against federal, state and local governments; activists do it all the time. Municipalities also routinely sue other municipalities. Just last week, 10 mayors in Miami-Dade and Broward counties sued the State of Florida in an effort to enact stricter gun-control measures than state law allows. Far less common are lawsuits brought by municipalities against their own citizens on matters other than outstanding parking tickets, unpaid tax bills and unkempt yards. Last December, the town of Sibley, Iowa, threatened legal action against lifelong resident Josh Harms after he posted a warning on his personal website telling people not to move to Sibley because, as he described it, the town smells like “rancid dog food.” Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union

of Iowa helped Harms win an injunction and monetary award against the town for violating his free-speech rights. Then there’s the bizarre case from Pittsford, N.Y. In 2015, the town’s developers, village trustees and village planning board members filed five lawsuits and countersuits against one another, resulting in Pittsford effectively suing itself — and leaving taxpayers to foot legal bills in excess of $250,000. So what’s going on in usually sleepy Westford? The published legal notice certainly sounds ominous: “You will lose your case if you do not give your written answer to the court.” But, explained Westford’s attorney, David Rugh of the Burlington law firm Stitzel Page & Fletcher, “While the details are complex, the genesis and reasoning are pretty straightforward.” And, it seems, more benign than they at first appear. The origins of this case date back to an 1819 land deed. They involve an 1850 Vermont Supreme Court case and a legal doctrine known as “adverse possession” — better understood in layman’s terms as “use it or lose it.” First, the 21st-century activity that precipitated the case: A few years ago, the Town of Westford decided to sell a 0.4-acre parcel of land it owns at the southwestern COURTESY OF THE TOWN OF





corner of the town green and entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Westford resident Jeff Hutchins. However, when Hutchins received the title examination — essentially, a method of determining whether anyone else has a legal claim to the property — he discovered an “encumbrance” had been created by an 1850 Vermont Supreme Court decision in State v. Woodward. The 0.4-acre parcel in question had originally been part of a 2.5-acre parcel donated to the town and the First Congregational Society of Westford in 1819 by the estate of Luke and Elizabeth Camp. The Curtis Deed, as it’s known, conveyed the land to use by the public for expanding the meetinghouse green. In 1844, the parcel was sold for $32 to John Woodward, who later fenced off his “64 rods of land,” as it’s delineated in the deed. (For readers unfamiliar with 19th-century surveyors’ terminology such as “rods,” “links,” “stakes” and “stones,” a rod equals 16.5 feet.) A local prosecutor determined that Woodward had created “a nuisance” by enclosing the parcel, and brought a trespass action against him. Understandably pissed, Woodward fought the case to the Vermont Supreme Court. The court ruled that, because the parcel had been in continuous public use from 1819 to 1844, Woodward couldn’t fence it off and keep his neighbors from parking their horses and buggies on his lawn. Fast-forward 168 years. According to the complaint, the town now wants to convey the land to Hutchins and other property owners, giving them all clear title to their property. Evidently, some of the parcel in question has long been part of two other residents’ front yards. And since there’s no evidence or record of the public using it since the 1950s, adverse possession applies. But why a lawsuit? As Rugh explained, it’s really just a legal mechanism for notifying all of Westford’s residents that the town is selling property that residents likely didn’t know they owned in the first place. (Notice was also issued during Town Meeting in March.) “We’re not trying to get all the residents of Westford to pay us money or anything like that,” Rugh emphasized. There’s no controversy surrounding this sale, he added, as the buyer is paying fair market value for the land. According to his lawyer, Liam Murphy, Hutchins plans to open a country store on the site adjacent to the green, which he believes will be a great addition to the community. Much legal ado about nothing? Perhaps, but it’s a great example of why it pays to hire a competent real estate attorney when buying or selling land. If you don’t, just remember what they say about stakes and stones. 

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Dear Cecil,

Why oh why did the USPS decree a two-letter abbreviation for states? With three letters, you can not only have an unambiguous designation but one that can be recognized as the state designated without memorizing an arbitrary two-letter code. Surely it isn’t saving ink. What nefarious plot brought this plague upon us?

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This wasn’t always a concern, of course. In the abbreviation-happy 1800s, when every James or Robert was a Jas. or Robt., the Post Office Department (as it was then known) just needed some way of guessing where these people wanted their mail to go. Until the mid-20th century, the PO preferred that senders write out state names in full but was willing to meet the abbreviating public halfway by providing an occasionally updated list of suggested short forms. These were all over the place lengthwise, from two or three letters on up: Massachusetts was “Ms.” on the 1831 list but had settled out at “Mass.” by 1874; Michigan evolved from “Mic. T.” (for “Michigan Territory”) to “Mich.” and stayed thus for 90 years. Meanwhile, mail delivery tended to be circuitous and inefficient, because we lacked an orderly sorting method. A letter might be handled by as many as

10 carriers on its voyage from sender to recipient; one addressed to Charleston, South Carolina, could well make an errant stop in Charleston, West Virginia. And the mail system became taxed by ever-greater usage, booming along with everything else post-WWII: Between 1940 and 1965, Americans’ use of the mail grew by nearly 160 percent. What nefarious plot was cooked up to solve this problem? The Zone Improvement Plan, introduced in 1963, in which geographical areas were assigned a numeric code for easier sorting and delivery. Along with this came the nowfamiliar all-caps, no-periods state abbreviations, which were actually rolled out twice that year. The first batch, in June, contained lots of threeand even four-letter entries: IDA, OKLA, MONT, etc. But by October the postal service, looking to preserve more character space for the new codes,



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as a whole. ZIP codes are nonproprietary, we’re reminded, and so have been available for societally beneficial use by demographers, public-health officials, emergency workers and insurance providers alike. (Plus schlock-TV producers “Beverly Hills, 90210” rates a mention in the report’s third sentence.) As calculated by the authors, the ZIP scheme adds about $10 billion annually to the economy, and yet it exists only “out of pure good will.” Seriously, you will never love anything as much as the USPS Inspector General’s office loves ZIP codes. The report also suggests avenues for future growth — notably, linking ZIPs with geocoding (latitude and longitude coordinates) to make delivery routes yet more efficient and facilitate better communication with people in high-risk areas like flood or wildfire zones. “This is the opportunity to innovate anew on an old innovation frontier,” the IG’s office says: “This is our 1963.” Which seems to me like kind of a weird call to arms. I mean, innovation’s great and all, but the invention of the ZIP isn’t exactly the first thing that year’s remembered for.


f you feel overwhelmed by two-letter state abbreviations, wait’ll you hear about 13-letter city abbreviations. I pray you never have to use it, Richard, but yes, the United States Postal Service publishes a list of approved city-name truncations, for those emergencies when you need to send something to Rancho Santa Margarita, California, but your address template permits only so many spaces. And that’s the limiting factor here: It’s not ink the USPS is worried about but mailing-label real estate. If need be, they figure, everything on the bottom line of an address should fit into 28 character positions: According to Publication 28, their addressing-standards bible, that’s 13 characters for the city, a space afterward, two characters for the state, two spaces (“preferred”) between state and ZIP, and 10 characters (including hyphen) for the ZIP+4.

published a revised list using a consistent two letters per state. It’s been emended only once since: Under the second 1963 scheme, Nebraska was given NB, which inspired objections — polite ones, we’ll assume — from Canadian postal authorities fearing potential confusion with New Brunswick. In 1969, Nebraska became NE. ZIP codes evolved more significantly: ZIP+4 was added in 1983 to identify a particular side of the street or an office building; starting in ’93, 11-digit ZIPs allowed mail to be sorted in order of the carrier’s route. As demanding as some may find those two-letter abbreviations, AL, AK and the rest are really the least significant facet of the Zone Improvement Plan, which transformed the way mail was delivered in the United States. For a deeper dive on this subject, I’ll refer you to a 2013 report by the USPS’s Office of the Inspector General, The Untold Story of the ZIP Code. If that’s even a slightly punchier title than you’d expect from an IG report, blame it on enthusiasm: These guys, it quickly becomes apparent, are really proud of their little mailsorting system and its “positive spillover effects” on the nation







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A milk price crisis is devastating Vermont’s dairy farms BY PAUL H E INTZ


or 71 years, Mark Lussier has weathered good times and bad on the northern Vermont dairy farm his French-Canadian father bought in 1938. But when the cattle trucks pulled up in February to haul off his herd, the stoic farmer allowed himself a few moments of grief. “I would break down and cry, and then when I stopped crying, I was good. It happened four or five times,” he said. “I kept telling myself, I can’t do it anymore. I can’t do it anymore.” In the past year, 61 Vermont cow dairies have ceased operation, leaving the state with just 749, according to the Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. That’s down nearly one-third, from 1,091 a decade ago — and from more than 11,200 in the 1940s. Industry leaders fear the closures could accelerate this spring as farmers face an unprecedented fourth year of depressed milk prices. Agri-Mark senior vice president Bob Wellington, a dairy economist who has worked for the cooperative for nearly three decades, said the current slump is the worst he’s witnessed — not because it’s the deepest, but because it’s the longest. Producers aren’t the only ones struggling. The dairy downturn has rippled across Vermont’s farm country, hitting grain dealers, tractor salesmen and even local restaurants in Franklin, Orleans and Addison counties. “The economy as a whole suffers when farms suffer,” said Tony Kitsos, a St. Albans-based outreach specialist for the University of Vermont Extension’s Farm Viability program. The vast majority of dairies going out of business are those with fewer than 200 cows, according to the Agency of Agriculture. At the same time, the number of farms with 700 or more has doubled in the past five years, continuing a decades-long consolidation of the industry. Mark Lussier’s milk checks from February 2018 (top) and October 1979. Base price per hundred pounds of milk highlighted.

That transformation has had a palpable effect on Vermont’s environment and landscape, as more cows are clustered on fewer farms and more cropland falls prey to development. It’s also meant that the small-scale farmers who have defined Vermont agriculture are becoming an endangered species. “Sometimes we overuse the word ‘crisis,’ but I think in this particular case, in the dairy industry, it’s accurate,” said Secretary of Agriculture Anson Tebbetts. “Right now is a critical time where people have to make decisions because of the summer crop season: What do I do? Do I continue on, or do I get out now?” Lussier chose the latter option. He had hoped to keep milking for another couple of years, but his younger brother and business partner, Guy, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, leaving the Sheldon farm shorthanded. They were still in the black, but after paying essential bills there was nothing left to maintain their equipment and barns.

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this has had on a lot of rural communities throughout Vermont.” 2.61 Dairy farmers are no 2.48 strangers to price volatility. In July 2009, during 2.34 the depths of the Great Recession, milk produced 2.20 in Vermont went for just $12.30 per hundredweight, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Five and a half years later, in September 2014, it fetched $27.20. Years of boom in the industry are typically followed by years of bust, because producers quickly expand their herds to take advantage of high prices, causing a glut in the market. “We kind of victimize ourselves,” said Chris Wagner, an Enosburg Falls farmer who sold off his cows in February. In 2014, according to the Agency of Agriculture, the 2.67 billion gallons of milk produced in Vermont was worth $626 million. Three years later, the 2.73 billion gallons milked brought in just $454 million. Historically, according to Agency of Ag dairy specialist Diane Bothfeld, the market has recovered from downturns within three years. But in the past decade, as domestic demand for dairy has remained flat, international exports have come to account for 15 percent of the American market. That means that a production increase in Europe, a drought in New Zealand or a trade war with China can push Vermont dairy prices in unexpected directions. “The dynamics have changed so much,” Bothfeld said. “It’s a big, global marketplace, ebbing and flowing with dairy products. So it’s very hard to predict anymore what our cycle will be.” While February’s milk price of $15.90 was higher than the 2009 nadir, so are farmers’ expenses, according to Kitsos, meaning that margins are tighter than ever. After four years of this, he said, “Some farms, more than usual, are reaching the end of their credit limits.” Yankee Farm Credit, a governmentbacked lender based in Williston, has responded to the crisis by offering three hours of free consultation to its borrowers to help determine whether their farms have a future. 2.75


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of 2018, her organiza1100 tion fielded as many calls from distressed 825 farmers as in half of 550 2017. “I worry about the 275 emotional state of a lot of my clients,” said vet0 erinarian Jennifer Hull, ’08 ’09 ’10 ’11 ’12 ’13 ’14 ’15 ’16 ’17 who works with dairy producers throughout northern Vermont. Agri-Mark’s leaders Number of farms were so concerned about Pounds of milk produced (in billions) the welfare of their members that the Massachusetts-based SOURCE: VERMONT AGENCY OF AGRICULTURE; USDA NATIONAL co-op, which owns Cabot AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE Creamery, sent a letter with the February milk check listing suicide prevention hotlines. Printed on the back was a forecast projecting further price drops. “Farmers are the eternal optimists dairies in the state. He draws additional in a lot of ways,” said Wellington, who income from two cell towers affixed to wrote the Agri-Mark letter. “But the a silo. When Mark called it quits this stress on the farm level is terrible — winter, Pleasant Valley agreed to pick up half his milkers and lease his land, as really, really terrible.” Lussier is feeling less of that stress well. “The big ones are buying out the little now that he’s sold off his 110 milkers. ones, basically,” he said. “It’s just like A bum knee exacerbated by multiple McDonald’s. The more hamburgers you barnyard falls this winter has started to sell, your bottom line increases — and heal. After a lifetime of daily 12-hour milking cows is the same way.” shifts, he’s easing into a new schedule: Lussier has no beef with his neightwo-hour days spent raising the 60 heifbors, but he wonders whether Vermont’s ers he kept. “I’m, like, receding, you might say, growing breed of mega-dairies can “go slowly,” he said as he ambled around a on forever.” “Maybe when these big farms go out, half-filled calf barn in jeans, a red plaid it’s all going to go back to these 30- and shirt and a tan barn coat. “You know, I 40-cow farms. It might make a full still come in here. I like cattle.” Lussier got his start on the farm at circle,” Lussier posited. “Or we’ll buy age 7, when he helped his father — with milk from China.” whom he spoke only French — feed calves. Back then, he recalled, there were 17 dairy farms on East Sheldon Road, which runs parallel to the Missisquoi In the 25 years he’s owned MiddleburyRiver just south of the Canadian border. based Champlain Valley Equipment, Only three remain. Brian Carpenter has befriended many When Lussier was growing up, it of the farmers he supplies with balers, was a forgone conclusion that the boys harvesters and tractors. These days, he would follow their father into the busi- said, many of his customers are “hanging ness. Mark and Guy took over the fam- by a thread.” ily’s 460 acres, while a third brother, “It’s incredibly painful,” he said. “It’s Daniel, milked next door on a 220-acre not easy to watch.” farm. None of their children, however, The price crisis has hit Carpenter’s want to carry on the tradition. own business, one of the last agricultural “It’s too bad, but that’s the way it is,” equipment dealerships left in Addison Lussier said. County. Business is down 10 percent Few people, even in rural Franklin since 2014, he said — a drop that would County, are interested in laboring on the have been deeper if he hadn’t diversifarm. “They like their weekends off, or fied into construction and landscaping they only like to work eight-hour days,” equipment. Since 2016, Carpenter has Lussier said. “I guess I can’t blame ’em, reduced his workforce by a correspondbut our lifestyle is not one of a city.” ing 10 percent, from a high of 120 fullThree years ago, Daniel sold his herd time and part-time employees. and leased his fields to Berkshire-based “The spider effect is huge,” he said. Pleasant Valley Farms, one of the largest “I think you’d be surprised at the impact


Sitting at a kitchen table in the farmhouse in which he was born, Lussier thumbed through the milk checks he’d saved since buying out his father in 1977. One statement, on yellow card stock, showed that the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery paid the brothers $13.45 for every hundred pounds of milk they produced in October 1979. Nearly 40 years later, the Lussiers were earning about the same amount, even as the costs of production — feed, seed, fertilizer and gasoline — had tripled or quadrupled. Their final statement from the co-op, printed on flimsy white paper, pegged the price per hundredweight in February at just $15.87. “You see why farmers are struggling?” exclaimed Lussier, a tall, jowly man whose friendly eyes peered intently through tortoiseshell reading glasses. “You work all day long and, come the end of the month, my wife would sometimes say, ‘What are you working for?’” The prolonged price crisis has led many dairy farmers to feel “overwhelmed and stressed,” according to Myra Handy, a cofounder of Vermont’s Farm First help line. In the first quarter


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Selling the Herd « P.29 “When you’re in a difficult financial position, it’s really hard to talk about it,” said president and CEO Brenda Frank. “What we’re trying to do is open the door and say, ‘We want to talk to you, and we don’t want to talk to you about why we didn’t get your payment.’” That said, Frank added, “If we see that people are truly losing value in their operations, their net worth is decreasing and it doesn’t look like there’s a plan for turning them around, we have to talk to them about the viability of their businesses.” While state officials express sympathy to dairy producers, they claim that there’s not a lot they can do. “The bottom line is, what farmers need is more income, and the state can’t control that,” said Tebbetts, the agriculture secretary. Federal attempts to stabilize milk prices by imposing Canadian-style production quotas have faced steep resistance over the years from dairy processors and manufacturers. A federal dairy insurance initiative, called the Margin Protection Program, has failed to attract many participants since it was established as part of the 2014 Farm Bill. It allows farmers to insure themselves against unfavorable margins at various levels, but only nine Vermont farms have signed up for anything short of catastrophic coverage, according to the USDA. That may soon change, thanks to a budget deal Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) cut in February to lower MPP premiums and allow farmers to sign up retroactively to the start of this year. “It’s very likely that farms will see an immediate net benefit,” said Tom Berry, an agricultural adviser to Leahy.

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Nancy and Tom Kane (center) with family on their Sheldon farm

Though more dairy reforms could come in the next Farm Bill, due later this year, Congress appears unlikely to act before this fall’s midterm elections. To Berry and other dairy experts, the elephant in the room is the United States’ dairy export market. President Donald Trump has threatened to cancel the North American Free Trade Agreement, which includes the country’s two biggest dairy customers: Mexico and Canada. In recent weeks, the president has provoked a trade war with China, the U.S.’s third-biggest dairy customer, by slapping tariffs on steel and aluminum. China responded by announcing tariffs on more than 100 American exports, including soybeans, beef and whiskey, but dairy has so far remained untouched. “Anything that would disrupt our export markets for milk would have just a tremendous impact on price,” Berry said.

‘The Last Straw’ Outside Lussier’s calf barn, there’s a clear view to the east of Jay Peak and to the northeast of Quebéc’s Pinnacle Mountain. Due north, just across the Missisquoi, is a far larger dairy than his own: Kane’s Scenic River Farms. When Tom and Nancy Kane bought the property from Tom’s parents in 1991, it supported just 150 cows. But as their three children grew up and two of them decided to join the family business, the farm swelled to 960 milkers and 100 dry cows. They now own close to 1,300 acres and rent another 700. “This little place was not gonna give everybody a job,” Nancy said in her kitchen as she and Tom took a midday break. Theirs is a typical story. “In order to survive, a lot of families look for economies of scale,” said Wellington, the AgriMark dairy economist.

But surviving isn’t the same as thriving. “It’s an endless job with no payback,” Nancy said. “I mean, we work really hard, day in and day out, and we borrow money every month.” Asked if he was glad that their children, Aaron and Ashley, had followed them into farming, Tom said, “Not really, no. I am, but I’m not.” “I like them here,” Nancy said of the kids. “But they’re not going forward at all.” “It’s tough times,” Tom said. “And it’s a lot of work,” his wife added. “We rely on them to do a lot.” In addition to low milk prices and high costs, the Kanes point to another source of frustration: government regulation. To reduce phosphorous pollution in the state’s rivers and lakes — and comply with mandates from the federal Environmental Protection Agency — Vermont lawmakers have in recent years imposed new wastewater rules on farmers. So-called “required agricultural practices” govern how they store manure, keep livestock away from waterways and prevent erosion. “The state is so asinine about all their regulations,” Nancy said. “We do a lot, and they’re still on your case every single second. The regulations are crazy.” It’s a complaint that Tebbetts, the agriculture secretary, hears often. “I


will tell you that over my year in this position, the No. 1 concern of dairy farmers has been complying with the new regulations and how to pay for them,” he said. “Farmers are spending a considerable amount of their dollars on water-quality improvements, out of their own pockets.” According to Kitsos, the UVM Extension outreach specialist, new manure pits and runoff controls are sometimes “the last straw” for dairies. That doesn’t bother Michael Colby, an agricultural activist from Walden who cofounded the advocacy group Regeneration Vermont. “The dairy model is dead. We need to come to grips with that,” he said. “This model’s not working for the farmers. It’s

herd in February, was two years into the three-year certification process, but he lost confidence that organic would be his salvation. “There was just too much uncertainty for us,” he said. The way Colby sees it, Large Farm Operations — defined by the state as those with 700 or more cows — have no place in Vermont. “I don’t think there is a humane or environmentally sustainable way to operate a dairy LFO,” he said. “It’s constant confinement — and that can’t be done humanely.” The Kanes resent the suggestion that they mistreat their animals or harm the environment, but they have become accustomed to the criticism. Last summer,



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not working for the cows. And it’s not working for rural communities, which are being hollowed out. The only ones benefiting are big ag and big dairy.” Colby takes particular issue with large-scale farms that rely on genetically modified feed and antibiotics to enhance milk production in sedentary cows. The resulting waste, he argues, is a “disposal nightmare.” Indeed, a new study released last week by UVM found that annual milk production increased from 5,000 to 20,000 pounds per cow between 1925 and 2012. In that same period, livestock density jumped by 250 percent as farms increased in size, consolidated their operations and kept their cows confined in barns. Colby believes the solution is grassfed, organic milking operations. But while a quarter of Vermont dairies have gone organic, even that market has tanked in the past year, as supply has outstripped demand. Wagner, the Enosburg Falls farmer who sold his


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and the Green Mountains, as well as prime Route 7 frontage. “Even though my father made most of his money doing other things, [farming] was kind of what his first love was,” said Hinsdale, who once owned the Charlotte Berry Farm and served as president of the Vermont Farm Bureau. Father and son built a vast new barn and installed New England’s first robotic milking machines. The state-of-the-art dairy was a sensation for a time. More than a thousand farmers toured the 37,000-square-foot facility, which featured a pedestrian bridge over the cow stalls to keep manure off visitors’ boots. “Got Robot?” read one headline, from a 2004 Los Angeles Times dispatch. “Dairy Farmer Sees ‘Milking Parlor’ as Tourist Stop.” After his father’s death in 2008 and a series of financial setbacks, Hinsdale sold the business, but not the land or buildings, to longtime farm manager Michael LeClair in 2014. Beset by low milk prices, LeClair declared bankruptcy three years later, and the cows and equipment returned to Hinsdale. Then came Sidney and Michelle Claflin. The two, both of whom came from multi-generation farm families, had sold off their own 65-cow herd in North Ferrisburgh a few years earlier. But, Michelle explained, “We just felt it was something we couldn’t get out of our system yet. Once you’re a farmer, you’re always a farmer.” The Claflins approached Hinsdale about buying his 200-cow operation and spent months trying to make it work. They eventually came to the conclusion that a dairy of its size could not handle the debt load necessary to resuscitate its aging infrastructure and replenish its herd. “Everybody’s advisers said the same thing: The numbers just don’t work,” Hinsdale said. “So I probably spent, in retrospect, way too long trying to keep this as a dairy.” He finally gave up. At an auction last month that drew hundreds of bidders and spectators, a handful of larger farms bought up three-quarters of his cows. Hinsdale sold his four robotic milking machines to a Greenwich, N.Y., dairy that already owned 10. “You can just see the acceleration in the consolidation,” he remarked. Three days after the last of his cows were trucked away, Hinsdale entered the barren barn and conducted a tour, as he’d done hundreds of times before. Near the entryway, a pile of cardboard



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boxes held the electric cow collars that had activated the robots. “It’s an out-of-body experience,” he said as he crossed the barn bridge and took in the empty stalls below him. “Not real.” A Middlebury College graduate who studied archeology and anthropology, Hinsdale approaches his predicament with a certain philosophical detachment. “Most people in my situation are filled with a sense of failure,” the 62-year-old said as he showed off his 7,000-gallon milk tank. But Hinsdale sees the failure in an industry he thinks has devalued small farms and made them obsolete. “I

believe that what we would formerly call the family-sized dairy farm is over,” he said. Only multiple-family farms with hundreds and hundreds of cows can make a go of it, he argued. Michelle Claflin agrees. “There’s a lot of farms that aren’t going to make it, and those farms have been around for five, six, seven generations,” she said. “The farms that haven’t been able to grow in the last five or 10 years are going to be out by the end of the year.” Now that Hinsdale has given up on dairy, he’s hoping to take advantage of his property’s greatest asset: the 12,000 vehicles that drive by each day on Route 7. “This is a farm that is poised to take

advantage of marketing to the general public,” he said. “And that gives the farm real legs for another form of agriculture.” Hinsdale said he’s close to lining up a new deal, but he’ll reveal only that the prospective buyer hails from an entirely different industry: craft beer. “People are consuming less milk and paying less for it,” he noted. “People are consuming more beer and paying more for it.” The Claflins, meanwhile, say they’re done. “We won’t ever go back into dairy again,” Michelle said. “I just feel like, unless you’re a 1,000-cow farm in this state, there’s no way you can have a reasonable amount of money to live on. It’s just not possible.” So what will they do next? “My husband has gone back to work driving big trucks, and I’m entertaining offers to run herds for big farms,” she said.

Half Full Not everyone in the business is ready to call it quits. After attending boarding school in New Hampshire and then college in Rhode Island, Chase Goodrich didn’t expect to return to the Salisbury dairy his grandfather founded in the 1950s. “As time went along, distance made the heart grow fonder,” he said. “I got really excited at the opportunity to come home and continue on the tradition of farming.”

Nine years ago, he and his younger sister, Danielle, returned to the Addison County farm — and brought with them the youth and enthusiasm many Vermont dairies lack. Driving his white Toyota Tacoma on the roads around the farm, Goodrich gestured east toward the Breadloaf range of the Green Mountains to explain his decision. “This is why I came home,” the 33-year-old farmer said. The family farm has grown dramatically since Goodrich’s grandfather milked 10 cows in a modest tie-stall

businesses by moving into maple sugaring or producing their own cheese. Between 2010 and 2017, according to the Agency of Agriculture, the number of on-farm dairy processors increased from 40 to 68. For the past eight years, Goodrich has been working to construct an anaerobic digester on the Salisbury farm that would convert manure and food waste into natural gas and then send it by pipeline to Middlebury College. The family would make money off lease payments and cut its energy costs. It

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barn. Over the past three decades, the clan has bought up five neighboring dairies, plus a sixth in Brandon. They now milk 900 cows. A youthful man with hipster glasses who would blend in at a tech startup, Goodrich pointed out each of the farms his family has acquired as he drove north on Shard Villa Road and then looped back around on Middle Road. Efficiencies of scale have helped the family survive the current price crisis, Goodrich said. But, he added, “I think we all face the same challenges, no matter what size you are.” To weather the volatility, many dairy farmers have sought to diversify their

would also demonstrate a commitment to improving the environment, Goodrich noted. “We need to be able to show the public that we’re out here, doing good practice,” he said. The reality? The digester project is moving more slowly than Goodrich had hoped, and milk prices are showing few signs of improvement. “I have days where I say, ‘Why am I getting up to do this for 14 hours to lose money?’” Goodrich said. “But I wouldn’t change it for the world. I love the fact that I’ve been able to come home and join my family and continue the tradition.” What does he think the industry will look like in 10 or 15 years? “Jeez, if things continue the way they are, it’s not going to be good,” he admitted. “The farms that will stay here are ones that have that younger generation — that are motivated.” “Farmers,” he continued: “If there’s one thing they are, it’s tough. And they’ll grind on.” m




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Health Investment Fund. Since July 2016, the Vermont Ethics Network and eight other partner organizations have been offering workshops, resources and tools for advance care planning to businesses and organizations. As of this January, the collective had given 26 presentations and reached about 600 people in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. A key objective of the collective is to encourage everyone 18 or older to take the first step in the advance care planning process by appointing a health care agent, also known as a health care proxy or power of attorney for health care. Studies show that only about 30 percent of adults in the U.S. have advance directives. As of Tuesday, the Vermont Advance Directive Registry had recorded 33,046 registrants. That number may be

low, however, because Vermonters with advance directives aren’t required to send a copy to the registry. In 2015, U.S. Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) cosponsored the bipartisan Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act, which would provide a small incentive for Medicare beneficiaries to complete advance directives. Welch said organizations across the political spectrum support the proposed bill and that “it could move quickly once the committee chair decides to put it out on the agenda.” People generally don’t consider advance care planning urgent, said Bruzzese: “It’s always too soon to talk about these things, until it’s too late.” Rabbi Amy Small of Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington shares

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benefit renewals and discuss life insur- keep explaining the importance of adance policies, it makes sense for them vance directives,” he continued, “[but] to support their employees in planning they’re not ready to fill out a form.” future medical decisions, said Bruzzese. While advance care planning advoAdvance care planning advocates cates create a groundswell of passion cite three of the most famous cases in in the population, health care providers medical ethics, dating back to the 1970s, should also work toward establishing a to emphasize the conflicts that can system of recording advance directives arise when a patient has no directive. so that they can access and follow paKaren Ann Quinlan, tients’ instructions, said Bruzzese. Nancy Cruzan and In March, the New York Times pubTerri Schiavo were lished a “Well” column by physician in their twenties Daniela Lamas that detailed how her when they suf- emergency room colleagues nearly intufered severe neu- bated a dying patient against his wishes. rological injuries. Their medical cases His outpatient oncologist hadn’t given played out in the public arena when him an advance directive form to docufamily members, doctors and govern- ment his end-of-life wishes, and notes ment entities disagreed on whether and from their conversation were buried in how to extend their lives. the patient’s electronic record. Vermont doesn’t legislate a par“I don’t know if we’ll ever have a perticular hierarchy of end-of-life decision fect system,” acknowledged Bruzzese. makers. “As an ethicist, I would argue But she hopes system improvements that it’s really good that we don’t,” will combine with increased educasaid Sally Bliss. She’s a tion and awareness to clinical ethicist at UVM make such mistakes less Medical Center, which is frequent. Younger media member of the colleccal students and residents tive. “A legal relationship have been trained to ask alone doesn’t create a about advance directives, good medical decision.” Bruzzese added. When a patient lacks Bruzzese also noted an advance directive, the that an increasing number clinical team will talk to of health care providers as many people as posare applying to become sible to determine who authorized users of knows the patient best, the Vermont Advance CINDY B RU ZZE SE Bliss continued. The Directive Registry, which process “takes time,” she allows them to look up acknowledged, “but if you don’t have a their patients’ directives and have them health care agent, we’re responsible to in their electronic medical records. find the best decisions.” On the public education end, too, the Typically, Bliss is called in to help cli- collective’s initiative might be having nicians, health care agents and families some success. The Vermont Ethics discuss a patient’s medical condition Network reported that, as of June 2017, and see how the advance directive fits it had seen a 65 percent increase in into the situation. “In almost 10 years submissions to the Vermont Advance of being a clinical ethicist, I’ve seen Directive Registry from Chittenden and documents perfectly fit a situation three Grand Isle counties compared to the times,” she said. figure recorded from July 2013 to June Given the difficulty of predicting 2014. While she’s careful not to assume a future medical problems, Bliss said, direct causal relationship, Bruzzese said health care agents play a crucial role. the bump does indicate the “influence” Having talked with the patient about and “ripple effect” of general commutheir wishes, they can give the clinical nity conversations. team interpretation and context. Changing the culture around adFor communities that value col- vance care planning is a long-term projlective decision making, such as the ect, even though current funding for Bhutanese, appointing one individual the collective runs out in mid-2019, said to be the health care agent may not be Bruzzese. But she’s seeing encouraging enough to “provide peace of mind,” sug- reactions, even from the demographic gested Khara Neopaney. He works for most likely to shove thoughts of mortalanother member of the collective, Age ity aside, she said: “People are seeing Well, an Essex Junction-based nonprofit that this is important for them even if that provides support services to aging they are college-age people.” m Vermonters in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties. “We Contact:






tandup comedian Demetri Martin is very funny. This interview is not. But please don’t let the lack of levity stop you from reading — or prevent you from seeing Martin when he performs on the Flynn MainStage in Burlington on Saturday, April 14. Martin is currently on his new Let’s Get Awkward tour. For the most part, it’s built on the same kind of hyper-efficient, absurdist comedy that’s endeared him to fans for nearly two decades: clever oneliners, punny doodles, the occasional musical number. But the show also includes something new to Martin’s act: personal stories. When we asked him about those, the conversation led us to his 2017 movie Dean — Martin’s film debut as writer, director and star. The dramedy centers on an illustrator, played by Martin, coming to terms with his father’s death. It’s based loosely on Martin’s own experience of losing his father when he was in college. The film is poignant and funny, but it’s not exactly laugh-out-loud interview fodder. Like the following Q&A, it highlights another side of Martin that’s by turns thoughtful, compassionate and engaging. In advance of his Flynn show — where he undoubtedly will be way funnier — Seven Days spoke with Martin by phone. SEVEN DAYS: You’re experimenting with more personal material on this tour, which is something you’ve typically avoided throughout your career. Why now? DEMETRI MARTIN: There’s a little bit of personal stuff in there, a couple of stories, but it’s not too prominent. I love doing one-liners and jokes, and I can’t get away from them too much. I don’t know what it is, but there was something [pushing me] to try and talk about some personal stuff. But, for whatever reason, it’s just not usually where I find inspiration; there’s not a lot of comedy there for me. For better or worse, it’s jokes that inspire me — thoughts and ideas instead of autobiography. SD: You’ve been writing a book of fiction. Do you think working in a narrative form has prompted you to look at stories from your own life? DM: Yeah, that might be part of it. Also, I made my first film that came out last year. That was also fiction, but it was more autobiographical, at least in its themes and what I was trying to cover in the story. But, now that you bring it up, when I

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COMEDY was doing press for [the film], we would do Q&As after the screenings, [and] that was an opportunity to talk about personal stuff in front of an audience, which was kind of fun. But, for whatever reason, I don’t get sick of the jokes as fast as I get sick of myself and my stories. And the jokes are easier to rotate and replace because they’re short. I don’t have big chunks of my show dependent on a certain

narrative. The jokes are 30 seconds, and that kind of modular quality makes it a fun game for me. SD: Speaking of games, you’ve said previously that you look at jokes as puzzles. DM: Before I did comedy, I spent more daydreaming time on puzzles, especially when I was in school. It was a way to escape: to think about a puzzle and try

to think about the answer. Years later, it dawned on me that maybe the reason I like one-liners and jokes is that they can have a kind of puzzle-like quality to them. The punch line is kind of a solution, if the crowd agrees with you that it’s funny: “Oh, I found a solution to that idea or that predicate.” Within the structure of a joke, there is so much fun that you can find as the writer or the deliverer.

SD: You wrote Dean more than 20 years after your father’s passing. How do you think the film might have been different had you written it when you were younger? DM: When he passed away, I didn’t know that I would have any sort of a creative career. I didn’t really write about anything then. It was only later, when I had some distance, that I felt like I could talk about my experience with grief and loss, losing a parent pretty young. And he was young; he was only 46. As a first movie, I wanted to do something that was more personal and take advantage of film as a medium, where I could have more intimacy with an audience and tell a story. It’s different than onstage, where there is intimacy but it’s

parenting, you start thinking about the choices and the style your parents had, the sacrifices they made. I was lucky, because I had a good relationship with both my parents, and they had a good relationship with each other. Now, that’s not the most helpful thing in comedy, it turns out. It’s probably why I do jokes about balloons and dogs and stuff.

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SD: Like you, I am the son of a preacher man. Also like you, religion never really stuck for me. So, I’m curious, how did you “lose your faith,” so to speak? DM: I’m not quite sure. I do think belief is a fascinating topic. How do you acquire a belief? How do you lose one? How quickly can you do either?

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more presentational. Also, my movie is a comedy, but it’s kind of a dramedy — it’s not a drama by any stretch. So, in that dramedy space, it felt like something I could tackle. I could deal with the topic a little bit and still try to make kind of a funny movie.

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SD: Having lost a parent as well, I’m struck by how my relationship to that loss changes as my own life does. Has being a father changed your relationship with your father’s passing? DM: I remember when I lost my dad, it struck me — and this was crazy — that I had a clear contender for the worst day of my life. And I really didn’t before that. In a lot of ways I was lucky: I got all the way up to 20 years old without a clear contender. Maybe I failed a test, or a girl didn’t like me, but there was no real standout. Then you lose someone you really love, and a bomb just goes off in your family life. I remember thinking on the day of my father’s funeral, I don’t know if it gets worse than this. Then we were in the car at the cemetery, and I remember thinking, Someday this will be 10 years in the past. Someday I gonna not cry about this. I can’t imagine it. But it’s gonna happen. Sure enough, one day I look up and it’s 10 years since the day my father died. Then it’s 15, 20. Then you become a parent and, in my experience, the absence is felt all over again, but in different ways: Oh, my kid’s never gonna know my dad, that kind of stuff. Then, when you start getting into

I grew up in the Greek Orthodox Church and didn’t question it one way or the other. I just went to church every Sunday. I was an altar boy until I went to college. But there wasn’t a lot of discussion about the Bible in my house, or Jesus, or any of that. The Greek Orthodox liturgy is in archaic Greek, so my dad’s up there chanting, and I had no idea what they were saying. There’s a lot of presentation and there’s incense, and my dad has some kind of cape on. So it’s a good show, for sure. And my dad’s sermons were very anecdotal, which was really kind of cool because it’s so much more personal. He was a funny person, so the congregation would be laughing a lot, and he’d have these relatable stories that went along with whatever the topic of the week was. So, I guess what I’m saying is that I don’t know how much there was to “lose,” in that sense, because it wasn’t as strict as some other faiths. It was more of a slow fade and learning more about my own beliefs and asking myself, “What do I believe?” I don’t know if I’m full-on atheist — I guess it’s somewhere between atheist and agnostic, but it’s no formal thing. But that is not to say I’m not spiritual. The mystery of our existence is pretty fascinating. m

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t was April 2, but Mother Nature had played a late April Fools’ Day joke on New York City. The snow was coming down hard at 6 a.m. as Manny Mejia and Amanda Burakoski navigated the slushy streets and sidewalks along their delivery route for more than two dozen customers across Manhattan and Brooklyn. The 22-foot refrigerated truck bore the name Myers Produce, a stylized carrot logo, and the phrase “From Vermont to NYC & Boston.” At Café Luxembourg, a neighborhood landmark near Lincoln Center, the normally bustling dining room, lined with red banquettes, was brightly lit but silent. The pair carried in bags of carrots from Pete’s Greens of Craftsbury and stacked flats of tomatoes from Long Wind Farm in East Thetford. The door was still locked at MIMI, a tiny New York Times Critic’s Pick in Greenwich Village, so Mejia left three boxes of pork and an invoice tucked in the restaurant’s entrance enclosure. In lower Manhattan’s Hudson Square, he handed large bags of beets and gold ball turnips down through the cellar doors of Houseman, another Times-blessed destination, before the truck forged on into SoHo to pioneering upscale grocer Dean & Deluca. It was an unpleasant morning to be climbing in and out of a truck juggling heavy bags of blue potatoes from Hoolie Flats in East Calais, boxes of sausage from VT99 Meats in Greensboro Bend and tortillas from Vermont Tortilla in Shelburne. “Annie doesn’t cancel delivery for nothing,” said Mejia, referring to company owner Annie Myers. “We have to get the product to customers no matter what.” That commitment to service has helped Myers’ small Northeast Kingdom-based business grow from a startup to a significant regional distributor over the past four and a half years. In 2017, Myers purchased almost $1.4 million worth of vegetables, fruit and other regionally made food and beverages,

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which she then sold at a 20 to 40 percent service Myers provides — and they can markup, depending on the buyer and offer big-city prices for them. product. Michael Navarrete, executive chef of Close to $1 million of that sum Café Luxembourg, was “always an advoenriched the coffers of farmers and cate for Vermont,” he said, having grown producers in Vermont; another signifi- up in Proctor and graduated from the cant chunk went to New England Culitheir peers in western nary Institute. But Massachusetts; and a he couldn’t reliably little went to a few in source the quality New York State, New products he wanted Hampshire and Maine. until he discovTIM H UGH E S - MUS E Access to such market ered Myers Produce opportunities means a t h ro u g h a n o t h e r lot to small- and medium-size farmers restaurant’s Instagram feed. and producers who have discovered that “I saw all this beautiful stuff, and local has its limits. I thought, This is what I’ve been look“We’d been trying to open up that New ing for,” Navarrete said. Now, after two York City market,” said Tim Hughes- and a half years of working with Myers, Muse, co-owner of Laughing Child Farm “I’m still blown away by the quality, the in Pawlet. “There are more than 8 million consistency and the reliability.” people in New York City; we have 5,000 When Myers, 31, founded her people here around our farm.” company in late 2013, she recognized Working with Myers has been “a that the second and third of those attriboon” to his family’s specialty sweet butes were as important as the first. “I potato business. “It’s really allowed us to knew early on that my priorities were to scale up,” the farmer said. “We’re happy communicate well and be consistent,” she to sell regionally. We have to go where said a few weeks ago in her warehouse the people are.” space in Hardwick. “The food sells itself.” On the other end of the equation, Stacked around her in the generic restaurants value the products and industrial building were sacks of black





beans from Vermont Bean Crafters in Waitsfield, crates of Laughing Child Farm sweet potatoes and drums of maple syrup from Square Deal Farm in Hardwick. There were sacks of wholewheat flour and jars of flake sea salt from Maine, butternut-squash-seed oil from New York State, and mesclun mix from Massachusetts. Myers lives in the tiny Vermont town of Albany, but she spent her teenage years in Brooklyn and created her own regional food systems major at New York University. She has a shock of unruly jet-black hair and frequently flashes a dimpled smile. Like many New Yorkers, she learned to drive late — at age 24. After college, Myers landed a job with Michelin-starred chef April Bloomfield, co-owner of the Spotted Pig, the Breslin Bar & Dining Room, and the John Dory Oyster Bar. She worked as a “forager” for all three NYC restaurants, responsible for finding and sourcing many seasonal ingredients. “It was a super-intense place to work and a privileged place to be,” Myers said. “A lot of my job was bicycling around to farmers markets, tasting and figuring out how to cobble together orders from all these small farms.” After a year, she left to work for one of her suppliers, a farm in Pennsylvania. “I loved it and wanted to keep farming, but the season ended,” she said. Looking for somewhere to farm year-round, Myers learned about Pete’s Greens in Craftsbury. She arrived in Vermont in November 2010, shortly before the farm suffered a destructive fire. Afterward, farmer-owner Pete Johnson and his team had to build new systems from scratch. “It was a time of scaling up, of changing gears,” Myers said. “That was a side I hadn’t seen: farms that had capacity and interest in growing in a significant way.” And Myers recognized that such farms had a stumbling block to their growth: “It’s a big leap from Hunger Mountain EXPORTING LOCAL

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Stowe’s popular PICNIC SOCIAL, the outdoorsy, casual restaurant at the Field Guide hotel on Mountain Road, will close on April 15, a representative from the restaurant said in an email earlier this week. The spot will reopen with a new concept — details TBD — later this year, before foliage season. Chef JUSTIN PERDUE, whose work has gleaned positive reviews in these pages and beyond, will still lead the kitchen, and the restaurant will continue to incorporate the location’s ample outdoor space into its seating area.

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in big leather chairs. The Champlain Valley Dinner Train will offer special brunch trips on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. For the past two years, the railroad has operated a fall foliage dinner train out of Chester. That trip will resume after the Lake Champlain excursions end for the season, on September 1. The southern Vermont train ride will take diners up Okemo Mountain. Reservations are recommended, available at


There are plenty of restaurants between Burlington and Middlebury, but none that spans the distance. That will change next month with the launch of the CHAMPLAIN VALLEY DINNER TRAIN, a restaurant on rails operated by Green Mountain Railroad. Starting May 11, the train will depart from 1 Main Street in Burlington at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. During the threehour trip from Burlington to Middlebury and back, passengers will be served a three-course meal. “It’s really cool, because people kind of lose track of time on there,” said NICOLE WULFSON, who handles passenger marketing and customer service for the Green Mountain Railroad. “We stretch out the duration of the trip to make it more of an experience for our guests.” Dinner will be prepared in the train’s 90-foot kitchen car by chef PAUL SEAL, who also works at the CHOPHOUSE in Ludlow. After a first course of salad, diners will choose among several main courses, including baked stuffed chicken, Asian barbecue short ribs, maplebourbon glazed salmon and vegetarian lasagna. Cocktails, beer and wine will be available. The train can accommodate 150 diners per trip, with tickets available in “gold” ($100) and “silver” ($85) price ranges. A gold ticket, available to 18 diners per excursion, entitles passengers to a complimentary drink and seating

appellation is reserved for apple brandy that is produced in Normandy. RESTAURANTS After months of negotiaSHOPS tion, a deal was struck: Mad SALON River Distillers must change SALT CAVE the name of its awardwinning brandy by May 31, Buttenheim said. Bottles with the Malvados label can remain in New England liquor stores. “It’s not worth spending thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars to fight it out in court,” said Buttenheim. “We’d rather move on and do what we 21 ESSEX WAY, ESSEX JUNCTION, VT do best — which is distill ESSEXOUTLETS.COM products.” Mad River Distillers is asking the public to help Untitled-14 1 3/12/18 10:32 AM choose a new name for its 100-proof brandy made from Vermont apples, which won a 2016 Good Food Award. The deadline for submissions is April 27. Post your picks on social media outlets — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter — using the hashtags Delicious &  Healthy   #nameourbrandy and #true802. Mediterranean  Cuisine   How about Pomme de Boozy Vermont?

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It’s a lot to juggle, but Myers seems to manage it all with a firm, calm hand. Quick to give credit to her employees, she takes nothing for granted. “Everything feels fragile all the time. Order fulfillment has to be pretty much perfect,” she said. Her reputation is a strong asset. “A lot of what we do is extremely personal, and people move around a lot in this business,” Myers said. Chefs often remain


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“I’d been thinking about a business like this for a long time,” she said. “I realized how badly people wanted the food we were growing. Restaurant friends in the city would say to me, ‘I would drive up to Pete’s for what you just showed me in a picture.’” By April 2014, Myers was able to buy a used truck for $20,000. “I always knew there was room for a distributor that’s entirely focused on regional products,” she said. That’s an expanding niche she’s been able to fill, she noted, as other regional distributors have grown too big to accommodate the needs of smaller farmers. Other market sectors, such as Vermont cheese, she leaves to distributors who already service them well. “I want to serve farms who don’t have as much access to a big urban center,” Myers said. “But I also always knew I’d need to go beyond Vermont and that farms [located] between Vermont and the city make sense.” Bill Suhr, owner and orchardist of Champlain Orchards in Shoreham, sells a significant amount of fruit through Myers. “Annie understands white-tablecloth [restaurants] and worked at Pete’s, so she understands the production side and the critical link of moving quality produce to market,” he said. By handling sales, marketing, all delivery logistics and account services, the Myers Produce team “helps us focus on growing,” Suhr added. Myers Produce now has three trucks and nine employees (four full time, including the owner) servicing about 150 steadily active accounts, with a roster of about 50 suppliers. Although Myers remains based in Vermont, the rest of her

sustainability. “She’s also making sure growers are making their fair share. Not all distributors do that.” There have been surprises, Myers acknowledged. “One of the most naïve parts of the original business plan was that it was actually going to be a winter business so I could keep farming,” she said with a rueful grin. Myers assumed chefs would have more direct access to produce during the summer. Indeed, her winter business is steady, with substantial sales of carrots and other root vegetables, winter greens, Asian pears, apples, greenhouse tomatoes, beans, grains, and items such as maple syrup. But most such goods can’t approach the high dollar value of lush summer produce. “You can highlight that your Castelfranco radicchio is from Vermont, but it’s harder to do that for your yellow onions,” Myers noted. But even the less alluring produce can benefit from added value, and Myers’ background has helped her to offer that in unexpected ways. Lanzet of Dig Inn explained how the company worked with her to source ingredients for a new spring offering dubbed Rescued Vegetable Salad. It features thinly sliced, perfectly edible but cosmetically challenged vegetables that might otherwise end up in the compost. Myers attributes much of her business success to her farming experience. “You can’t be afraid. You have to be willing to

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her customers when they switch jobs, while word of mouth brings in most new accounts. Myers Produce grew 50 percent last year and is projecting 35 percent growth this year, Myers said. Among her larger customers is Dig Inn, a small “fast, fresh, casual” chain with 19 locations in NYC and Boston serving 100,000 meals a week. “Annie’s a really amazing communicator; so many people in this industry are not,” said Taylor Lanzet, director of supply and

jump into anything,” she said. “You can be managing a MailChimp project, and then, five minutes later, you’re cleaning chicken shit off the wheels of a truck.” Or driving a 22-foot truck into NYC, which the late-learning driver is proud to say she can now manage with ease. m Contact:

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ORIGIN STORIES: A TASTING WITH ALLISON HOOPER OF VERMONT CREAMERY Vermont Creamery cofounder Allison Hooper teams up with award-winning cheesemonger Rory Stamp for storytelling and a guided wine-andcheese pairing. Sunday, April 15, 1-3 p.m., Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar, Burlington. $65. Info, 865-2368,

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n her day off last week, Butch + Babe’s executive chef Jackie Major made six versions of kale salad. She set each salad on the bar of the Old North End restaurant in a big white bowl and taste-tested them with restaurant owner Kortnee Bush. The women zeroed in on two of the salads — both tossed in blue cheese dressing — and assessed their virtues for the spring menu. The salad topped with a sunny-sideup egg seemed more “indulgent,” Bush decided. The one with pickled egg was sexier. “If you have it with pickled egg,” she explained, “you feel OK about getting dessert.” No final decision was made on the kale salad, which also will be analyzed by cost per ingredient. “We really have to stay on top of the numbers,” Major noted. “And it’s a huge drag.” She has worked at Butch + Babe’s since a few weeks after it opened in the winter of 2015. This January, Major moved from pastry chef to executive chef — a change that brings her back to her first love: the fire. “When I started, my mentality was, Ooh, that’s for girls. I don’t want to do that,” Major said of being a pastry chef. “It didn’t seem exciting enough. I wanted to be on the hot line. I wanted to be where it was fast and hot.” Major took time from testing salads to talk with Seven Days about the Old North End, why hot dogs are so good and what happens on her office day.

CHEF JACKIE MAJOR POSITION: Executive chef LOCATION: Burlington AGE: 32 CUISINE TYPE: Neighborhood restaurant featuring new American pub fare with a creative twist EDUCATION: Art Institute of New York City (defunct; previously known as New York Restaurant School) FAMILY: Lives in South Hero with husband

and 4-year-old son PAST EXPERIENCE: Pastry chef, Butch +

Babe’s and Barrio Bakery, Burlington; creative director/teacher, ARCafé, nonprofit student-run café that taught cooking skills to high school students, Vinalhaven, Maine; executive chef, 64 Main Street, Vinalhaven; sous chef, Savoy, New York City; apprentice, Blue Hill, New York City WHAT’S ON THE MENU? Mac-and-cheese pancakes, falafel dog, chicken and stuffing, pork patties, pickles and fermented veggies

New York … You do it your way. But I always have to take into account what the community wants. I would definitely say that [in Burlington], the amount of vegetarian food we have on the menu is very much dictated by the Old North End. We have a pretty young crowd. Everybody’s coming in looking for cleaner, healthier

food. I’ve tried to hone in on that but also have been playful. Just because it’s good for you doesn’t mean that it has to be stuffy. SD: How do you unwind from the adrenaline rush after a Saturday night on the grill, flipping burgers and making fries for about 120 diners? JM: It’s very hard to come down off them. When I was much younger, it would be many, many beers. Now that I’m a mother, it’s episodes of ’90s sitcoms. Most of the time, it’s “Roseanne.” Sometimes it’s old sci-fi. I try to watch television that is pre-tech boom, because I don’t want to be reminded of the world that we live in. In the summertime, I’ll come home [to South Hero] and go for a night swim. That’s nice. I’ll drive right down to the water, jump in, swim, go home and go to sleep.

SD: I love the Dog House section of your menu. Why do you think a couple of hot dogs and French fries always hit the spot? JM: It’s just the perfect meal. It signifies that we’re approachable. A lot of people could see fancier dishes and say, “It’s not our style.” Having a Chicago dog or a corn dog, anybody could come in to that place and know what it is and want to eat it. SD: How does the neighborhood figure in to what you’re doing at Butch + Babe’s? JM: Hugely! On the whole, the base of our customers is coming from this neighborhood. I’m definitely thinking about them. I’m thinking about what regulars have told me. I try to make a habit of talking to the people that are here a lot, asking them what they like about a dish and what they didn’t. Having a relationship with the customers is the most important [thing] to me. People in the Old North End are so







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ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C1035-7 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On March 26, 2018, Mark & Marijke Smith, 1425 Bert White Road, Huntington, VT 05462 filed application #4C1035-7 for a project generally described as creation of a 10-lot residential subdivision on 142 acres. The project is located at 1425 Bert White Road in Huntington, Vermont. The District #4 Environmental Commission is reviewing this application under Act 250 Rule 51 — Minor Applications. A copy of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the office listed below. The application and a draft permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web site (http:// by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number “4C1035-7”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before April 27, 2018, a person notifies the Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the Commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any hearing request must be

in writing to the address below, must state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the Commission must determine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law will not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing. If you feel that any of the District Commission members listed on the attached Certificate of Service under “For Your Information” may have a conflict of interest, or if there is any other reason a member should be disqualified from sitting on this case, please contact the district coordinator as soon as possible, no later than prior to the response date listed above. Should a hearing be held on this project and you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify us by April 27, 2018. Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning

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4/2/18 2:18 PM Commission, affected draft permit may also be state agencies, and viewed on the Natural adjoining property ownResources Board’s ers and other persons to web site (http://nrb. the extent they have a by clicking particularized interest on “Act 250 Database” that may be affected by and entering the project the proposed project number “4C1041-1A”. under the 10 criteria. Non-party participants No hearing will be held may also be allowed and a permit may be under 10 V.S.A. Section issued unless, on or 6085(c)(5). before April 27, 2018, a person notifies the Dated at Essex Junction, Commission of an issue Vermont this 5th day of or issues requiring April, 2018. the presentation of evidence at a hearing By: Stephanie H. or the Commission sets Monaghan the matter for hearing District #4 Coordinator on its own motion. Any 111 West Street hearing request must be Essex Junction, VT in writing to the address 05452 below, must state the 802/879-5662 criteria or subcriteria stephanie.monaghan@ at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the ACT 250 NOTICE hearing. Any hearing MINOR APPLICATION request by an adjoining #4C1041-1A property owner or other 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 interested person must - 6093 include a petition for On March 27, 2018, party status. Prior to Gonzo’s Golf Academy at submitting a request for Kwini Golf Club, LLC and a hearing, please conRAN Investments tact the district coordiVermont, LLC filed apnator at the telephone plication #4C1041-1A for number listed below a project generally defor more information. scribed as the construcPrior to convening a tion of a 100 foot long x hearing, the Commis26 foot wide x 19.5 foot sion must determine high weather protected that substantive issues hitting structure on an requiring a hearing have existing concrete tee been raised. Findings of platform. The project is Fact and Conclusions of located at a golf practice Law will not be prepared facility located at 5353 unless the Commission Spear Street in Shelholds a public hearing. burne, Vermont. If you feel that any of The District #4 Environthe District Commission mental Commission is members listed on the reviewing this applicaattached Certificate of tion under Act 250 Rule Service under “For Your 51 - Minor Applications. Information” may have A copy of the application a conflict of interest, and proposed permit are or if there is any other available for review at reason the office listed below. a member should be disThe application and a qualified from sitting on

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this case, please contact the district coordinator as soon as possible, no later than prior to the response date listed above. Should a hearing be held on this project and you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify us by April 27, 2018. Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, affected state agencies, and adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the 10 criteria. Non-party participants may also be allowed under 10 V.S.A. Section 6085(c)(5). Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 3rd day of April 2018. By: /s/ Rachel Lomonaco Rachel Lomonaco District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 802-879-5658 rachel.lomonaco@ ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C1275-1A 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On March 30, 2018, Bayberry, LLC, P.O. Box 2286, South Burlington, VT 05407 filed application #4C1275-1A for a project generally described as the increase in apartment unit count from 232 to 235 (127 single-bedrooms/108

two-bedrooms); relocation of the pump station adjacent to Building R; elimination of Building E; addition of a fourth story to Buildings S & T; and relocation of the Community Center to the upper plateau on Bayberry Circle. The Project is located at 100 Grove Street in Burlington, Vermont. The District #4 Environmental Commission is reviewing this application under Act 250 Rule 51 — Minor Applications. A copy of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the office listed below. The application and a draft permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web site (http://nrb. by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number “4C1275-1A”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before April 27, 2018, a person notifies the Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the Commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any hearing request must be in writing to the address below, must state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone



SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the Commission must determine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law will not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing. If you feel that any of the District Commission members listed on the attached Certificate of Service under “For Your Information” may have a conflict of interest, or if there is any other reason a member should be disqualified from sitting on this case, please contact the district coordinator as soon as possible, no later than prior to the response date listed above. Should a hearing be held on this project and you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify us by April 27, 2018. Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, affected state agencies, and

adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the 10 criteria. Non-party participants may also be allowed under 10 V.S.A. Section 6085(c)(5). Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 9th day of April, 2018. By: Stephanie H. Monaghan District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 802/879-5662 stephanie.monaghan@ BURLINGTON DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD TUESDAY MAY 1ST, 2018, 5:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Burlington Development Review Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday May 1st, 2018 at 5:00pm in Contois Auditorium, City Hall. 1. 18-0774CU; 207 North Ave (RM, Ward 3C) John Leclair and Louise George

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2. 18-0714CA/CU; 36 Convent Square (RM, Ward 3C) Judy Smith Huff Demolish and rebuild single family home.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION: BROWNFIELDS REUSE AND ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY LIMITATION PROGRAM 21BrightSt LLC, with business address 88 Oak St, is applying to the Vermont Brownfields Reuse & Environmental Liability Limitation Program (10 V.S.A. §6641 et seq.) in connection with the purchase of 21 Bright St, Burlington, VT. A copy of the application, which contains preliminary environmental assessment & description of property is available for public review at the Burlington Clerk’s Office and at the Vermont Dept of Environmental Conservation offices in Montpelier. Comments concerning above referenced documents & application generally, may be submitted to Vermont Dept of Environmental Conservation, Waste Management Division, 1 National Life Drive – Davis, Montpelier, VT 05620; attention: Hugo

3. 18-0803CU; 53 Summit Ridge (RL, Ward 6S) James Brown and Vida Drungilaite Change of use to Bed and breakfast; letting one bedroom. Plans may be viewed in the Planning and Zoning Office, (City Hall, 149 Church Street, Burlington), between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Participation in the DRB proceeding is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal. Please note that ANYTHING submitted to the Planning and Zoning office is considered public and cannot be kept confidential. This may not be the final order in which items will be heard. Please view final Agenda, at pz/drb/agendas or the

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to HomeBridge Financial unpaid taxes, tax titles, appear, the hearing will municipal liens and Services, Inc. dated May be held without you and assessments, if any, 11, 2016 and recorded in TODAY’S DATE: the Court could appoint04/06/2018 which take precedence Book 1306 Page 405 of a NAME person toOF be the per- 04112018_7D FILE: over the said mortgage the land records of the manent guardian of JT above described. City of Burlington for TO RUN: forDATE(S) the remainder of his 04/11/18 breach of the conditions 3BR Colonial Home Detached Garage minority. If permanent of said mortgage and for TEN THOUSAND guardianship is estabTuesday, May 8 @ 2PM the purpose SIZEyou OFwould AD:not 1/8 (2.30 x 5.56)of foreclos- ($10,000.00) Dollars of lished, ing the same will be sold the purchase price must 228 Lake Street, St. Albans, VT beEMAILED able to petition; be paid by a certified at Public Auction at 93 Court to terminate or check, bank treasurer’s Village Green, BurlingOPEN HOUSE: Fri., April 20, 11AM-1PM modify the permanent ton, Vermont on April 18, or cashier’s check at the guardianship. time and place of the 2018 at 10:00AM all and sale by the purchaser. singular the premises SECTION: Class TO: David Roberts, Jr., Real Estate The balance of the described in said mortas the natural father purchase price shall gage, of BT, you are hereby be paid by a certified notified that a hearing check, bank treasurer’s To wit: to establish permanent or cashier’s check within PROPERTY ADDRESS: guardianship over BT sixty (60) days after the 93 VILLAGE GREEN, Find out what’s percolating today. will be held on May 16, 2-story home has 1,600±SF, with a large BURLINGTON, VERMONT date of sale. 2018, at 9:30 AM, at Sign up to receive our house blend kitchen, dining room, family room and living the Superior Court of The mortgagor is PROPERTY DESCRIPof local news headlines served up room on the first floor. Three bedrooms upstairs Vermont, Family Divientitled to redeem the TION: sion, Chittenden County, in one convenient email with full bath and den. Great location for premises at any time Costello Courthouse, walking to schools, restaurants and shopping. prior to the sale by payBeing all and the same by Seven Days. 32 Cherry St. Burlinging the full amount due land and premises conBike to the lake. Just a good house to call home. ton, Vermont. You are under the mortgage, veyed to Gerald F. Wilnotifi ed to appear in Thomas Hirchak Company lard by Warranty Deed of including the costs and this case. If you do not Susanne R. Whyte dated expenses of the sale. • 800-634-7653 appear, the hearing will Other terms to be an6/14/12, of record in Volbe held without you and nounced at the sale. ume____ at Page____ the Court could appoint of the City of Burlington a person to be the perDATED: February 23, Land Records. Untitled-18 1 4/9/18 8v-daily7-coffee.indd 10:36 AM 1 1/13/14 1:45 PM manent guardian of BT 2018 for the remainder of his By: /S/Rachel K. LjungBeing all and the same minority. If permanent gren, Esq. land and premises as guardianship is estabRachel K. Ljunggren, conveyed to Susanne lished, you would not Esq. R. Whyte by Warranty be able to petition the Bendett and McHugh, Deed of Gary P. Furling Court to terminate or dated April 15, 2002 and PC modify the permanent 270 Farmington Ave., recorded April 16, 2002 guardianship. Ste. 151 in Volume 731 at Page Farmington, CT 06032 13 of the Land Records /s/Judge Alison Arms of the City of Burlington and being more Our agents possess an intimate knowledge of our listings, but they also develop a particularly described as STATE OF VERMONT STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT follows: deep understanding of our clients’ needs. It’s the artful melding of the two that is CHITTENDEN UNIT, ADDISON CIVIL DIVISION our great skill. FAMILY DIVISION Being a lot of land with VERMONT SUPERIOR DOCKET NO. 53-6-17 dwelling house thereon, COURT ANJV We are pleased to announce that Sarah MacLeod has joined the company’s South situated on the southDOCKET NO: 539-6ORDER AND NOTICE OF easterly corner of the Burlington, VT, office as a Sales Associate. Sarah is a native Vermonter who has traveled 16 CNCV HEARING intersection of Village HOMEBRIDGE FINANto and lived in many states and several other countries. She started her career as a buyer Green and Brandywine CIAL SERVICES, INC. TO: Tonia “Toni” Miller for a chain of retail stores, then spent eleven years at Burton Snowboards where she Street, said lot being v. mother of S.B.; based Lot No. 68 as shown on enjoyed building consensus, and leading the planning, forecasting & buying functions for GERALD F. WILLARD upon the motion and a plan of land of record OCCUPANTS OF: 93 Vilthe global business. affidavit filed by the at Volume 148, Page 117 lage Green, Burlington Department for Children of the City of Burlington VT and Families the Court In 2016 Sarah decided to pursue other avenues, and it eventually lead her to real estate Land Records. Said lot finds that service of the has a frontage of 102.2 with the goals of spending more time with family, travelling more often, and being more MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE Petition to Terminate feet on the southerly OF FORECLOSURE SALE active in the community. Residual Parental side of Village Green, OF REAL PROPERTY Rights and Notice of the a frontage of 48.7 feet UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec Termination of Parental Sarah lives in Jericho with her husband Gus and volunteers as an assistant soccer coach on the easterly side of 4952 et seq. Rights Hearing cannot Brandywine Street, a for her two young sons, is a member of the town Planning be made with due southerly line of 134.64 In accordance with the Committee, and spends her free time snowboarding, diligence by any method feet and an easterly Judgment Order and other than by publicahiking with her dog, gardening and enjoying her family. line of 100.62 feet. The Decree of Foreclosure tion. Accordingly, it is dwelling house thereon entered July 31, 2017, ORDERED that service is known and designatin the above captioned SARAH MACLEOD of the Petition to Termied as 93 Village Green. action brought to 550 Hinesburg Road | South Burlington, VT nate Residual Parental foreclose that certain Rights and Notice of the Reference is hereby W: 802.846.7822 | C: 802.858.5359 mortgage given by Termination of Parental made to the aforemenGerald F. Willard to Rights Hearing shall be tioned instruments, Mortgage Electronic made upon Tonia “Toni” the records thereof and Registration Systems, Miller by publication. Inc., as nominee for Real the references therein Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. This Order shall be pubcontained, all in further Estate Mortgage Netlished once a week for aid of this description.

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two weeks on 4/04/2018 and 4/11/2018 in Seven Days, a Vermont weekly newspaper of general circulation in Chittenden County and a copy of this order and the Petition shall be mailed to Tonia “Toni” Miller if an address for her is known. The hearing to consider the termination of all residual parental rights to S.B. will be held on May 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Vermont Superior Court, Addison Family Division, at 7 Mahady Court, Middlebury, Vermont. You are notified to appear in connection with this case. Failure to appear at this hearing may result in the termination of all of your parental rights to S.B. The State is represented by the Attorney General’s Office, HC 2 North, 280 State Drive, Waterbury, VT 05671-2080. /S/ Helen M. Toor Honorable Helen Toor Date: 3/26/2018 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT CIVIL DIVISION DOCKET NO. 487-5-17 CNCV Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff v. David Douglas, Administrator of the Estate of Stephen O. Saunders, United States of America Department of Treasury - Internal Revenue Service and Occupants residing at 12 Maplewood Lane, Essex, Vermont, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Stephen O. Saunders (now deceased) to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for Quicken Loans Inc. dated May 16, 2008 and recorded in Volume 749, Page 609, which mortgage was assigned to Nationstar Mortgage LLC by an instrument dated December 18, 2014 and recorded on December 30, 2014 in Volume 926, Page 770 of the Land Records of the Town of Essex. 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 11:30 A.M.

SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS on April 18, 2018, at 12 Maplewood Lane, Essex, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage: To Wit: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Stephen O. Saunders by Quit Claim Deed of Liisa Saunders dated March 21, 2007 and recorded on February 26, 2008 in Volume 741, Page 196 of the Land Records of the Town of Essex and being more particularly described as follows: 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 Essex and any liens against the property. The sale is also subject to post-sale redemption rights of the United States of America Department of Treasury –Internal Revenue Service. 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.

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.

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.

Dated at South Burlington, Vermont this 15th day of March, 2018.

Date: 4/9/2018 /s/ M. Louise Andrews Signature of Fiduciary

Nationstar Mortgage LLC,

M. Louise Andrews Executor/Administrator: 107 Woodbury Road Burlington, VT 05408 Geezlouise1010@gmail. com

By: Grant C. Rees, Esq. Grant C. Rees Attorney, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 307 South Burlington, VT 05403 Attorney for Plaintiff

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SUMMONS & ORDER FOR PUBLICATION THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO: Wesley Cookson 1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. A copy of the Plaintiff’s Complaint against you is on file and may be obtained at the office of the clerk of this court, Lamoille Unit, Civil Division, Vermont Superior Court, 154 Main Street, Hyde Park, Vermont. Do not throw this paper away. It is an official paper that affects your rights.




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

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The Affidavit duly filed in this action shows that service cannot be made with due diligence by any of the method provided in Rules 4(d)(f), (k), or (1) of the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure. Accordingly, it is ORDERED that service of the Summons set forth above shall be made upon the defendant, Wesley Cookson, by publication as provided in Rule[s] [4(d)(1) and] 4 (g) of those Rules. This order shall be published once a week for 3 weeks beginning on April 4th, 2018 in the Seven Days, a newspaper of the general circulation in Lamoille County, and a copy of this summons and order as published shall be mailed to the defendant Wesley Cookson, at 163 Wood Drive Ext, Johnson, VT 05656. Dated at Hyde Park, Vermont this 14th day of March, 2018. /s/ Hon. Thomas Carlson Presiding Judge Lamoille Unit, Civil Division

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You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiff everything asked for in the complaint.

4. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiff’s Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer.

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within 41 days after the date on which this Summons was first published and file it with the Court, you will lose this case.

3. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 41 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give or mail the Plaintiff a written response called an Answer within 41 days after the date on which this Summons was first published, which is 20. You must send a copy of your answer to the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff’s attorney, Loraine L. Hite, Esq. of Bendett and McHugh, PC, located at 270 Farmington Avenue, Ste. 151, Farmington, CT 06032. You must also give or mail your Answer to the Court located at 154 Main Street, Hyde Park, Vermont 05655.

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NAR-ANON BURLINGTON GROUP Group meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Turning Point Center (small room), 191 Bank St., Burlington. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. Info: Amanda H. 338-8106. NORTHWEST VERMONT CANCER PRAYER & SUPPORT NETWORK A meeting of cancer patients, survivors & family members intended to comfort & support those who are currently suffering from the disease. 2nd Thu. of every mo., 6-7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 11 Church St., St. Albans. Info: 2nd Wed. of every mo., 6-7:30 p.m. Winooski United Methodist Church, 24

W. Allen St., Winooski. Info: hovermann4@ OPEN EARS, OPEN MINDS A mutual support circle that focuses on connection and selfexploration. Fridays at 1 p.m., Pathways Vermont Community Center, 279 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Abby Levinsohn, 777-8602. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-step fellowship for people who identify as overeaters, compulsive eaters, food addicts, anorexics, bulimics, etc. Tue., 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 4 St. James Place, Essex Jct. All are welcome; meeting is open. Info: Felicia, 777-7718. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Do you promise you’ll only have one more but then you eat the whole bag? Have you tried every diet possible and nothing works? There is hope. Come to an Overeaters Anonymous meeting and find out about a 12 step program of recovery. There is a solution! Turning Point Center, 191 Bank Street, Suite 200, Burlington. Weekly on Thursdays, 7 p.m. Info: Elise, 302-528-6672. OA Big|Book Solution Group of Burlington. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Do you worry about the way you eat? Overeaters Anonymous may have the answer for you. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Temple Sinai, 500 Swift St., S. Burlington. Info: 863-2655. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (OA) Meetings in Barre Tue. 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Sat. 8:30-9:30 a.m., at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St. Info, Valerie 279-0385. Meetings in Burlington Thurs. 7:30-8:30 a.m., at the First United Church, 21 Buell St. Info, Geraldine, 730-4273. Meetings in Johnson occur every Sun., 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Johnson Municipal Building, Rte. 15 (just west of the bridge). Info, Debbie Y., 888-5958. Meetings in Montpelier occur every Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Bethany Church, 115 Main St. Info, Joan, 223-3079. Steps to Food Freedom



NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Brattleboro, 1st Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., 1st Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro; Burlington, 3rd Wed. of every mo., 6 p.m.,

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS is a group of recovering addicts who live w/ out the use of drugs. It costs nothing to join. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. Info, 862-4516 or Held in Burlington, Barre and St. Johnsbury.

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NAMI CONNECTION PEER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS Bennington, every Tue., 1-2:30 p.m., CRT Center, United Counseling Service, 316 Dewey St.; Burlington, every Thu., 3-4:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry St. (enter from parking lot); Berlin, second Thu. of the month, 4-5:30 p.m., CVMC Board Room, 130 Fisher Rd.; Rutland, every Sun., 4:30-6 p.m., Rutland Mental Health Wellness Center, 78 S. Main St.; St. Johnsbury, every Thu., 6:30-8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 47 Cherry St. If you have questions about a group in your area, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont, program@ or 800639-6480. Connection groups are peer recovery support group programs for adults living with mental health challenges.

Community Health Center, Riverside Ave., Mansfield Conference Room; Burlington, 2nd & 4th Tue. of every mo., 7 p.m., HowardCenter, corner of Pine & Flynn Ave.; Berlin, 4th Mon. of every mo., 7 p.m. Central Vermont Medical Center, Room 3; Georgia, 1st Tue. of every mo., 6 p.m., Georgia Public Library, 1697 Ethan Allen Highway (Exit 18, I-89); Manchester, 4th Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., Equinox Village, 2nd floor; Rutland, 3rd Mon. of every mo., 6 p.m., Rutland Regional Medical Center, Leahy Conference Ctr., room D; Springfield, 3rd Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., HCRS (café on right far side), 390 River St.; St. Johnsbury, 4th Wed. of every mo., 5:30 p.m., Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Library, 1315 Hospital Dr. If you have questions about a group in your area, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont, info@namivt. org or 800-639-6480. Family Support Group meetings are for family & friends of individuals living mental illness.

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KINDRED CONNECTIONS PROGRAM OFFERED FOR CHITTENDEN COUNTY CANCER SURVIVORS The Kindred Connections program provides peer support for all those touched by cancer. Cancer patients as well as caregivers are provided with a mentor who has been through the cancer experience & knows what it’s like to go through it. In addition to sensitive listening, Kindred Connections

provides practical help such as rides to doctors’ offices & meal deliveries. The program has people who have experienced a wide variety of cancers. For further info, please contact


GSD (GENDER AND SEXUAL DIVERSITY) VETERANS GROUP This veterans group is a safe place for veterans to gather and discuss ways to

HEARTBEAT VERMONT Have you lost a friend, colleague or loved one by suicide? Some who call have experienced a recent loss and some are still struggling w/ a loss from long ago. Call us at 446-3577 to meet with our clinician, Jonathan Gilmore, at Maple Leaf Clinic, 167

INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS/PAINFUL BLADDER SUPPORT GROUP Interstitial cystitis (IC) and painful bladder syndrome can result in recurring pelvic pain, pressure or discomfort in the bladder/pelvic region & urinary frequency/ urgency. These are often misdiagnosed & mistreated as a chronic bladder infection. If you have been diagnosed or have these symptoms, you are not alone. For Vermont-based support group, email or call 899-4151 for more information.


GRIEF & RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP 1st & 3rd Wed. of every mo., 7-8 p.m., Franklin County Home Health Agency (FCHHA), 3 Home Health Cir., St. Albans. 527-7531.

HELLENBACH CANCER SUPPORT Call to verify meeting place. Info, 388-6107. People living with cancer & their caretakers convene for support.


G.Y.S.T. (GET YOUR STUFF TOGETHER) GYST creates a safe & empowering community for young men & youth in transition to come together with one commonality: learning to live life on life’s terms. Every Tue. & Thu., 4 p.m. G.Y.S.T. PYNK (for young women) meets weekly on Wed., 4 p.m. Location: North Central Vermont Recovery Center, 275 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. Info: Lisa, 851-8120.

HEARING VOICES SUPPORT GROUP This Hearing Voices Group seeks to find understanding of voice hearing experiences as real lived experiences which may happen to anyone at anytime. We choose to share experiences, support, and empathy.  We validate anyone’s experience and stories about their experience as their own, as being an honest and accurate representation of their experience, and as being acceptable exactly as they are. Weekly on Tuesday, 2-3 p.m. Pathways Vermont Community Center, 279 North Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 802-777-8602, abby@

North Main St. All are welcome.


G.R.A.S.P. (GRIEF RECOVERY AFTER A SUBSTANCE PASSING) Are you a family member who has lost a loved one to addiction? Find support, peer-led support group. Meets once a month on Mondays in Burlington. Please call for date and location. RSVP or call 310-3301 (message says Optimum Health, but this is a private number).

help the community, have dinners, send packages and help the families of LGBT service people. Ideas on being helpful encouraged. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 6-8:30 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church (The Little Red Door), 64 State Street, Montpelier. RSVP, 802-825-2045.


FCA FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Families coping with addiction (FCA) is an open community peer support group for adults 18 & over struggling with the drug or alcohol addiction of a loved one. FCA is not 12-step based but provides a forum for those living this experience to develop personal coping skills & draw strength from one another. Weekly on Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Turning Point Center, corner of Bank St., Burlington. (Across from parking garage,

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FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THOSE EXPERIENCING MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS This support group is a dedicated meeting for family, friends and community members who are supporting a loved one through a mental health crisis. Mental health crisis might include extreme states, psychosis, depression, anxiety and other types of distress. The group is a confidential space where family and friends can discuss shared experiences and receive support in an environment free of judgment and stigma with a trained facilitator. Weekly on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Downtown Burlington. Info: Jess Horner, LICSW, 866-218-8586.

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Meetings in Morrisville occur every Sat., 10-11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church, 85 Upper Main St. Contacts: Anne, 888-2356. Big Book Meetings in Morrisville occur every Tue., 6 p.m. at the North Central Recovery Center (NCVRC), 275 Brooklyn St. Info: Debbie, 888-5958. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-step. Sat., 9-10 a.m. Turning Point Center, 182 Lake St., St. Albans. Is what you’re eating, eating you? We can help. Call Valerie, 825-5481. PEER ACCESS LINE Isolated? Irritable? Anxious? Lonely? Excited? Bored? Confused? Withdrawn? Sad? Call us! Don’t hesitate for a moment. We understand! It is our choice to be here for you to listen. Your feelings do matter. 321-2190. Thu., Fri., Sat. evenings, 6-9 p.m.



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QUEEN CITY MEMORY CAFÉ Th e Queen City Memory Café offers a social time & place for people with memory impairment & their fi ends & family to laugh, learn & share concerns & celebrate feeling understood & connected. Enjoy coffee, tea & baked goods with entertainment & conversation. QCMC meets the 3rd Sat. of each mo., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Th ayer Building, 1197 North Ave., Burlington. 316-3839.



QUEER CARE GROUP This support group is for adult family members and caregivers of queer, and/or questioning youth. It is held on the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at Outright Vermont, 241 North Winooski Ave. This group is for adults only. For more information, email . QUIT TOBACCO GROUPS Are you ready to be tobacco free? Join our FREE fi ve-week group classes facilitated by 2v-free.indd 1

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our Tobacco Treatment Specialists. We meet in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.  You may qualify for a FREE 8-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy. Contact us at (802)-847-7333 or QuitTobaccoClass@ SCLERODERMA FOUNDATION NEW ENGLAND Support group meeting held 4th Tue. of the mo., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Williston Police Station. Info, Blythe Leonard, 878-0732. SEX & LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS 12-step recovery group. Do you have a problem w/ sex or relationships? We can help. Ralph, 658-2657. Visit or for meetings near you. SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUPPORT HOPE Works offers free support groups to women, men & teens who are survivors of sexual violence. Groups are available for survivors at any stage of the healing process. Intake for all support groups is ongoing. If you are interested in learning more or would like to schedule an intake to become a group member, please call our offi ce at 864-0555, ext. 19, or email our victim advocate at STUTTERING SUPPORT GROUPS If you’re a person who stutters, you are not alone! Adults, teens & school-age kids who stutter & their families are welcome to join one of our three free National Stuttering Association (NSA) stuttering support groups at UVM. Adults: 5:30-6:30, 1st & 3rd Tue. monthly; teens (ages 13-17): 5:30-6:30, 1st Thu. monthly; school-age children (ages 8-12) & parents (meeting separately): 4:15-5:15, 2nd Thu. monthly. Pomeroy Hall (489 Main St., UVM campus. Info: burlingtonstutters. org,, 656-0250. Go Team Stuttering! SUICIDE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP For those who have lost a friend or loved one through suicide. Maple Leaf Clinic, 167 N. Main St., Wallingford, 446-3577. 6:30-8 p.m. the 3rd Tue. of ea. mo.

SUICIDE HOTLINES IN VT Brattleboro, 2577989; Montpelier (Washington County Mental Health Emergency Services), 229-0591; Randolph (Clara Martin Center Emergency Service), 800-639-6360. SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN who have experienced intimate partner abuse, facilitated by Circle (Washington Co. only). Please call 877-543-9498 for more info. SURVIVORSHIP NOW Welcome, cancer survivors. Survivorship NOW has free wellness programs to empower cancer survivors to move beyond cancer & live life well. Regain your strength & balance. Renew your spirit. Learn to nourish your body with exercise & nutritious foods. Tap in to your creative side. Connect with others who understand the challenges you face. Go to today to sign up. Info, 802777-1126, info@ survivorshipnowvt. org. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE — BURLINGTON Who: Persons experiencing the impact of a loved one’s suicide. When: 1st Wed. of each mo., 6-7:30 p.m. Location: Comfort Inn, 5 Dorset St., Burlington. Facilitators: Myra Handy, 951-5156 or Liz Mahoney, 879-7109. Request: We find it important to connect with people before their first meeting. If you can, please call one of the facilitators before you come. Th ank you! SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE If you have lost someone to suicide and wish to have a safe place to talk, share and spend a little time with others who have had a similar experience, join us the 3rd Thu. at the Faith Lighthouse Church, Rte. 105, Newport (105 Alderbrook), 7-9 p.m. Please call before attending. Info: Mary Butler, 744-6284. THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP Th e Compassionate Friends international support group for parents, siblings and families grieving the

loss of a child meets every third Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m., at Kismet Place, 363 Blair Park Rd., Williston. Call/email Jay at 802-373-1263, compassionatefriendsvt@ TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter meeting. Hedding United Methodist Church, Washington St., Barre. Wed., 5:156:15 p.m. For info, call David at 371-8929. VEGGIE SUPPORT GROUP Want to feel supported on your vegetarian/ vegan journey? Want more info on healthy veggie diets? Want to share & socialize at veggie potlucks, & more, in the greater Burlington area? This is your opportunity to join with other like-minded folks. veggy4life@, 658-4991. WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP FAHC. Led by Deb Clark, RN. Every 1st & 3rd Tue., 5-6:30 p.m. Call Kathy McBeth, 847-5715. YOGA FOR FOLKS LIVING WITH LYME DISEASE Join as we build community and share what works on the often confusing, baffling and isolating path to wellness while living with Lyme disease. We will have a gentle restorative practice suitable for all ages and all levels from beginner to experienced, followed by an open group discussion where we will share what works and support one another in our quest for healing. By donation. Wear comfortable clothing. March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4. 2-3:30 p.m. More information at laughingriveryoga. com XA – EVERYTHING ANONYMOUS Everything Anonymous is an all encompassing 12-step support group. People can attend for any reason, including family member challenges. Mondays, 7-8 p.m. Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., Burlington. Info: 777-5508, definder@

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Immediate Opening: Integrative Medicine, Family Practice in Colchester, VT is seeking an experienced MA, LNA, EMT or LPN to work Mon-Thurs (32-36 hours/week). We’re seeking an energetic, detail oriented, team player with strong computer skills. Experience with EKG, phlebotomy, IM and EMR are required. Scribing and IV skills are a plus. We specialize in nutritional medicine. Please email a cover letter, your resume and 3 professional references to

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Wake Robin, Vermont’s premiere continuing care retirement community, seeks an experienced Security Officer to ensure that our community is secure and that our residents are safe throughout the nighttime hours. Duties include addressing emergency or comfort concerns of residents, responding to and assessing situations involving the physical plant, and ensuring that all buildings are secured according to appropriate schedules. We seek an individual with a background in security or as a first responder, with the compassion and problem solving skills to interact with our senior population. At least 3 years of relevant experience is required. Interested candidates please send resume and cover letter to or visit our website,, to complete an application. Wake Robin is an equal opportunity employer. WHERE YOU AND YOUR WORK MATTER...

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Investigator Needed Office of the Public Defender, St. Albans. Demanding criminal caseload in a fast paced office environment. Must be able to work independently and as part of a legal team. Duties may require irregular hours and travel for which private means of transportation is required. Previous investigation experience preferred. Full-time with State benefits. Base pay: $21.77/hr. Job description available upon request. Email resume and cover letter by Friday, 5/4 to

We are a small, highly professional office engaged in performance auditing and looking for a talented Senior Auditor. The position requires an understanding of auditing concepts, an objective and systematic approach to analyzing evidence and drawing conclusions, organizational skills, writing skills, and a teamwork ethic. Starting annual salary is negotiable based upon qualifications and experience and is adjusted 25% above standard state pay rates. For more information, contact Tanya Morehouse at Department: Auditor of Accounts. Job ID: 623037. Application Deadline: 4/18/2018.

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The Vermont Department of Health is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced nurse to lead a dedicated and caring team towards improving population level health. This is achieved through the delivery of essential public health services and programs such as chronic disease prevention, immunizations, maternal and child health, healthy homes, infectious disease, substance abuse prevention, school health, and emergency preparedness. The position helps foster communitylevel systems change to improve health. This is a unique opportunity to have a broad impact on Vermonters’ health and wellbeing. For more information, contact Cathy Vogel at Cathy.Vogel@vermont. gov or 802-447.6406. Job ID # 621805. Status: Full Time. Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.

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SERVER/PREP-COOK/ LINE COOK Part-time, Competitive Wages Mill River Brewing BBQ & Smokehouse is looking for experienced hospitality professionals that have flexible schedules and are available to work daytime, evening and weekend shifts. If you are team oriented, have a strong work ethic, are passionate about beer and food, and pride yourself on providing excellent customer service then please send your resume or request an application by contacting Joyce at: jmfitzgerald@

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Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Trainer Full time. Experience training adults; knowledge of child development & child abuse; experience as a foster parent and/or a child care provider helpful. Reliable transportation required due to statewide travel. Northern Lights certified instructors are welcome. Master’s degree preferred. Fluency in French and/or Spanish a plus. Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to: or Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, CSAP Search, PO Box 829, Montpelier, VT 05601 EOE

• Full time charge nurse - flexible hours • Full time care providers/LNAs • Full time housekeepers Spring Village at Essex, a Memory Care Community located at 6 Freeman Woods in Essex Junction. We hold weekly group interviews every Wednesday  at 2:00 PM.  802-872-1700

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Counselor/Psychotherapist Position Vermont Catholic Charities, Inc., located in South Burlington, VT has an opening for a full time and/or part time Counselor. We are seeking a licensed professional to provide comprehensive assessment, treatment planning and psychotherapy services to a diverse population, and to exercise initiative and independent judgment in their clinical work. The individual is a key part of a professional team that provides counseling to individuals, families, couples and Catholic Schools as needed, respecting Catholic values as applicable. The ability to conduct group therapy sessions is desirable.

Position Requirements: The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years of progressive clinical experience in a multidisciplinary treatment setting and be in good standing and licensed in Vermont, or in another state who would meet the Vermont licensure requirements, to practice in one of the following professions: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW); Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC); Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT); or Licensed Clinical Psychologist. This position requires strong clinical skills and skills in documentation and record-keeping, communication, both written and verbal. Solid computer skills are necessary. The individual will be a practicing Catholic in accordance with Canon 874 §1, 3˚, 4 ˚ of the Code of Canon Law. Travel required.

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Harwood Unified Union School District is seeking an enthusiastic and qualified professional to provide EEE services to students ages 3-5 within the Mad River Valley school communities (Fayston, Moretown, Waitsfield, and Warren). Masters degree or equivalent in EEE/special education, relevant experience in early childhood development preferred.  Current certification as a EEE teacher is required.  Interested candidates should apply directly to, job ID #2804447 and include all documents noted in the job posting.

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Vice President for College Development NURSES- RN or LPN and LNAs WORK THREE 12 HOUR SHIFTS. BE PAID FOR 40 HOURS 7:00 am to 7:00 pm -OR- 7:00 pm to 7:00 am The Manor, in Morrisville, employs a vibrant and passionate team dedicated to excellent care. The Manor is recognized as a Quality Nursing Home by the State of Vermont and nationally. We offer excellent employee benefits. Also available: 8 hour shifts, part time and per diem.

The State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam, the oldest higher education institution in the State University system, which has long been recognized as one of the leading public colleges in the United States and has been ranked, consistently, in the top tier of public and private institutions in the Northern Regional Universities category of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report, is accepting applications for a Vice President for College Development. Reporting to the President, the Vice President provides creative vision, leadership and direction to the Division of Advancement. The Vice President leads a team of talented professionals, with oversight of the College’s fundraising efforts, alumni engagement, stewardship, and advancement services; provides vision, leadership and direction for all initiatives aimed at enhancing the College’s development and philanthropic efforts, including corporate and foundation giving, and overseeing the next phase of the campus’s fundraising efforts as we transition from a highly successful comprehensive campaign; serve as Executive Director of the Potsdam College Foundation, work closely with the Foundation Board of Trustees to provide stewardship and oversight of the Foundation assets, as of June 30, 2017, valued at $36.7M. To learn more about this incredible opportunity and/or apply, please visit, job posting No. U-00266.


Landscape Technicians Needed immediately. Previous Landscape, stonework, or construction experience a plus, but willing to train. Team work, attention to detail, communication, respect and hard work are what put us a step above. Work lasts through November at least with room for advancement along the way. Reliable transportation, Valid VT drivers license and clean drivers record a must. Pay based on Experience.



WE HAVE MULTIPLE POSITIONS • RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT: starting pay $14.25/hr. • RECREATIONAL SPECIALIST: starting pay $14.25/hr. • RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR: starting pay $22.50/hr. Must have a Bachelor’s degree and 15 hrs. of social service classwork. Evening, Overnights, & Weekends • TEAP COUNSELOR: this position is responsible for providing education on drugs and alcohol. This position requires a CADC certification. • MATH INSTRUCTOR: State of Vermont teaching certification required.

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For over 50 years, Lamoille County Mental Health Services has provided community mental health and developmental services to individuals in Lamoille County. Our main office is only 15 minutes from historic Stowe village; central to four top-notch ski areas; and less than an hour’s drive from Burlington. Send all resumes to or call Mimi Bernier at 802-888-5026 x-102.

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We are hiring for the following positions: Food Prep: We have a full-time position in our prepared foods department for someone with professional kitchen experience. The ideal candidate takes pride in making excellent food, works cleanly and efficiently, works well independently and in a team, and thrives in a dynamic atmosphere where they must learn a wide variety of tasks. This position includes benefits. Please send a resume and 3 references to Artie at Part-time Front Counter/Barista: Previous food service/ cash handling experience necessary. Job requirements include: customer service, making espresso drinks, making sandwiches to order. Please contact Hannah at 223-5200 x19 or Bread Order Fulfillment (packing)- Part Time: If you like going to work when most others are headed home, we’ve got just the job for you! Applicants must enjoy physical work, be detail oriented and work well with others as well as alone. Basic computer skills a must. We offer a fun work environment as well as great pay and benefits. This is a three night a week position with hours of 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Please email a letter of interest and resume to, or come to our cafe to fill out an application.

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Lamoille County Mental Health Services (LCMHS) is looking for a Registered Nurse (RN) to oversee medication and nursing healthcare management to people in our residential facilities. This position is full-time with benefits. The incumbent will understand diplomacy, team work, and compassionate person-centered care. He/She will be adept at leading staff with medication administration and be comfortable training and mentoring for accuracy and compliance. This RN will work closely and on a daily basis with the LCMHS psychiatric services team and the managers of residential care to ensure effective and high quality services are provided.

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Do you want a professional leadership position with great people, great food, and an excellent benefit package? We are seeking an experienced Department Manager to grow with us. This leadership position is part of our Management Team. As manager of Bulk Foods, Cheese, and Dairy departments you are an instrumental leader to many operations. You know the products, have strong relationships with vendors, and an eye for natural foods trends. Our manager is a great communicator, embraces a servant leadership style, and knows how to lead a high quality natural foods department. You are in this role because you were looking for a challenge with a progressive organization full of dedicated staff who do awesome things. You are passionate in going above and beyond to offer great customer service. To lead our Bulk Foods, Cheese and Dairy team, we want you to have • 5 or more years of a leadership role in retail and natural foods • Ability to lead and motivate an amazing team • Experience meeting financial goals (sales, margin, labor, inventory) • Success leading a team of buyers • Familiarity with our natural foods and local products • Proven merchandising skills To apply for this exciting opportunity please submit a resume, cover letter and co-op application to Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, 1 Washington Street, Middlebury, VT 05753. Here is our job description to learn more about this opportunity:

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Field Recreation Specialist (Job Opening #623027) Full time, Year Round The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FP&R) is recruiting for a Field Recreation Specialist. The successful candidate will work closely with FP&R staff, volunteers and contractors on outdoor recreation projects. To view the full job specification for this position, please visit humanresources. Equal Employment Opportunity The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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Seeking a position with a quality employer? Consider The University of Vermont, a stimulating and diverse workplace. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including tuition remission for on-going, full-time positions. This opening and others are updated daily. 4-H/Youth Learning Experiences Coordinator - University of Vermont Extension - #S1524PO - University of Vermont Extension is hiring a full-time, 4-H/Youth Learning Experiences Coordinator, that provides leadership, program development and coordination for statewide 4-H youth and family focused activities and events that enhance life skills of young people, encourages career exploration, and attracts new participants. This position will provide leadership for a statewide volunteer recruitment and retention strategy, developing new pathways for 4-H involvement as well as coordination of statewide 4-H youth and family events. Specific responsibilities include coordinating program logistics, program development, training, developing outreach materials for print, social media and web, grant writing and evaluation. Master’s degree and four years’ related experience with focus in either youth programming or volunteer development required. Competency in youth, volunteer and/or program development desired. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. The position is statewide in focus; the office location can be in one of the following locations: Brattleboro, Berlin, St. Johnsbury, Rutland, Morrisville, or S. Burlington. For further information on this position and others currently available, or to apply online, please visit our website at:; Job Hotline #802-656-2248; telephone #802-656-3150. Applicants must apply for position electronically. Paper resumes are not accepted. Job positions are updated daily. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications, from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.




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Waterbury, Vermont. We are growing quickly and have the following position openings: Lead Carpenter and Skilled Carpenters. The ideal candidate for the Lead Carpenter position will have extensive experience in high end residential construction and is a leader who can direct other employees with clear communication to be an efficient and productive team. The Skilled Carpenter position will be filled by those who have at least 2-5 years of professional residential construction experience. They will be knowledgable in every facet from framework to interior and exterior finishes and are also comfortable working on staging and ladders. Experience in a commercial woodworking shop a plus, but not a requirement.

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This position is responsible for assisting and educating, under supervision of Data Systems Manager, statewide SASH (Support And Services at Home) staff in the primary database system. The candidate will update SASH staff access and participant caregiver information in all other software platforms in which the SASH network participates. Leading regularly scheduled training webinars on primary data system may be required. Intermediate or advanced skills and knowledge of relevant software packages (MS Office Suite and web intelligence strongly preferred). Demonstrates ability to learn quickly, be self-directed, and take initiative. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to provide technical training to varying levels of computer users. Excellent customer service, analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. CSC offers competitive pay, and a friendly, positive working environment. Visit for a full job description. Submit resume or application to EOE

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Cardinal Logistics is hiring regional drivers in your area. Ask about our start up weekly pay GUARANTEE! Dedicated Runs / Regional Runs / Avg Annual $65K+ / Annual Safety Performance Bonus Company Drivers are eligible for: • Average $65k+ per year • Vacation within 1st year of employment, 6 paid holidays • No Touch Freight • Paid orientation and training • Comprehensive Benefits Package after 30 days • Truck Driver Qualifications: • Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-A) • 9 months of tractor trailer experience in the last 3 yrs • 22+ years of age Come join Cardinal – Apply TODAY! 866-462-6950 EEO/AAA/m/f/Vets/Disabled

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Associate Director for Alumni Relations Middlebury College seeks an Associate Director for Alumni Relations to build strategy and implement regional programming to engage College alumni and parents, managing the 60th - 75th Reunions and assisting with various affinity programming. The Associate Director manages chapter volunteers who assist with event planning in their regions and collaborates with Advancement colleagues to develop content-rich regional programming. This position is responsible for partnering with Advancement colleagues to cultivate volunteers and facilitate programming for the 60th - 75th reunions. Bachelor’s degree required. 5-8 years’ experience in volunteer management, higher education, marketing, or public relations, preferably in a not-for-profi t/higher education setting. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office; have a valid Driver’s License; excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills required; strong interpersonal skills with a customer service-driven focus and be able to manage the planning of multiple events at once and work under tight time frames. To view the complete job description and apply online, visit Middlebury College employees enjoy a high quality of life with excellent compensation; competitive health, dental, retirement, and vision benefits; and educational assistance programs. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Untitled-23 1


Gallery ManaGer Frog Hollow, the original Vermont State Craft Center, is looking for a full-time, dynamic manager to lead our gallery sales force and create a sophisticated and exciting retail space showcasing Vermont art and craft. Retail and management experience a must. For a full job description and how to apply visit us at

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The Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, located in Waterbury Center, Vermont, is a joint action agency that works with municipal electric utilities throughout Vermont and New England.

Northfield Savings Bank is looking for customer service oriented candidates to join our team as full time Community Bankers - Floating for Central Vermont and Chittenden County. If you are interested in a career in the financial industry, this position will give you an excellent opportunity to gain experience in banking. As a Community Banker - Floating you will have the opportunity to work in multiple branches within either our Central Vermont or Chittenden County regions. Successful candidates will be responsible for providing account services to our customers by receiving deposits and loan payments, cashing checks, processing savings withdrawals, processing night and mail deposits, answering questions in person or on the telephone, and matching customer needs with appropriate products and services. The Community Banker must possess excellent communication and computer skills. Selected candidates will be responsible for protecting sensitive financial information and maintaining customer confidentiality. We offer a comprehensive Community Banker training program to assist with learning the fundamentals of this position. A high school diploma, general education degree (GED) or equivalent is required. Northfield Savings Bank hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Northfield Savings Bank, founded in 1867, is the largest banking institution headquartered in Vermont. NSB offers a competitive compensation and a positive work environment supported by a team culture. If you are a match for this opening, please submit your resume and application in confidence to:

We are currently recruiting for a Power Analyst / Senior Power Analyst to join our team. Position responsibilities involve various power related activities including but not limited to; creating and modifying resource optimization tools to manage power supply transactions and portfolios; preparing power supply simulations for budgeting, planning, analysis, and reporting; maintaining an understanding of wholesale electric markets including but not limited to understanding rules of the New England Independent System Operator (ISO-NE) and other associated entities; performing economic analyses on power supply positions, portfolios and generation projects; preparing and submitting market bids and contracts.

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Duties require knowledge of wholesale energy markets, portfolio management, forecasting, power operations, or energy commodity trading equivalent to completion of four years of college. Three or more years of progressively responsible related experience in a utility industry background preferred. Demonstrated proficiency in Excel required and database software experience desired. If you are a team player and enjoy a fast-paced collaborative environment we want to hear from you. Please send resumes and salary requirements to: Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, PO Box 126, Waterbury Ctr., Vermont 05677 Attn: General Manager, or to (Preferred) Or mail: Northfield Savings Bank Human Resources P.O. Box 7180 Barre, VT 05641-7180 Equal Opportunity Employer/Member FDIC

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Town Administrator The Town of Cambridge seeks a Town Administrator. Full job description available at, Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references via email to: with “Town Administrator Search,” in subject line or mail to: Mark Schilling, Clerk/ Treasurer, P.O Box 127, Jeffersonville VT 05464. Cambridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Executive Director

Town of Woodstock, Vermont is seeking self-motivated, highly organized and detail oriented Administrative Assistant for customer service, computer and office administration. See full description at

We seek a professional, energetic, and enthusiastic Executive Director to lead our innovative nonprofit based in Central Vermont. Home Share Now (HSN) is at the forefront of the home sharing movement and seeks a leader passionate about housing to direct, manage, and grow our organization. Relevant experience in program or large project management and/ or team leadership strongly preferred. Qualified candidates will demonstrate strong organizational skills, experience implementing programs, clear fiscal management, effective communications and influencing skills along with public speaking and writing; plus ability to exercise good and timely judgment in complex situations, build and sustain relationships/partnerships, develop and implement fundraising strategies, and have great computer skills. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced or director track professionals. EOE. For more information about Home Share Now and a full job posting with application requirements visit

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We are a year round property maintenance company looking for knowledgeable applicants who have prior work experience in the field. YEAR ROUND - FULL TIME VACATION TIME - PAY BASED ON EXPERIENCE • Must have a valid driver’s license • Must be able to safely maneuver a trailer • Knowledge of plants and tree installation • Prior experience with zero turn and walk behind mowers preferred • Self motivated and capable of getting task done on your own Willing to train the right person. It would be best to send your resume or a quick write up of your prior work history, along with your contact information. Send resumes to:

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

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

House Advisor/Crew Leaders House Advisors/Crew Leaders provide live-in support, structure, and guidance to residents through informal contact, house activities, and work crew activities to create a positive environment and comfortable homelike atmosphere. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree, an interest in mental health and/or substance abuse recovery work, and a desire to live in a diverse community setting. Full time, residential position with benefits. To apply for either position, send cover letter indicating your interest in Spring Lake Ranch and resume to:, or fax to (802) 492-3331, or mail to SLR, 1169 Spring Lake Road, Cuttingsville, VT 05738.

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Mortgage Originator Chittenden County

Northfield Savings Bank is looking for a professional to join our team as a Mortgage Banking Originator for Chittenden County, who will be responsible for originating a variety of new residential loans. This position offers a strong opportunity to work for a growing premier Vermont mutual savings bank. The selected candidate will be responsible for interviewing applicants, collecting financial data and making recommendations regarding NSB’s loan products which will best meet the borrower’s needs. The individual will also be assisting customers with the purchase process from application through closing. The Mortgage Originator must possess excellent communication and customer service skills for both internal and external customers. A Bachelor’s Degree and two to four years of experience in a financial institution or related area is required. Mortgage Origination experience and a good understanding of banking products, services, policies and procedures is preferred. Northfield Savings Bank, founded in 1867, is the largest banking institution headquartered in Vermont. Compensation includes a base salary plus commission and benefits package including medical, dental, profit sharing, matching 401(K) retirement program, professional development opportunities, and a positive work environment supported by a team culture. If you are a match for this opening, please submit your resume and application in confidence to: (Preferred) Or mail: Northfield Savings Bank Human Resources P.O. Box 7180 Barre, VT 05641-7180 Equal Opportunity Employer/Member

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The Chittenden Clinic is Hiring!

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The Chittenden Clinic Medication-Assisted Treatment Program provides outpatient treatment and medication for individuals struggling with Opioid Use. Explore one of these opportunities:

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• Clinician • Registered Nurse (FT and Substitute) • Senior Lab Technician

Delivery Driver Our busy bakery needs a friendly morning person to service our Burlington area customers. No CDL needed, cargo vans have auto transmission. 3 early mornings a week, shifts average 6 hours. $1214/hr pending experience, plus great bread and pastries! Clean licence and good references Resume/cover letter to

• Security Officer • Administrative Assistant BURLINGTON, VT

Howard Center offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance, as well as generous paid time off for all regular positions scheduled 20+hrs/week. For more information and to apply, please visit our website Howard Center is an EqualOpportunity Employer. Applicants needing assistance or an accommodation in completing the on-line application should feel free to contact Human Resources at 488-6950 or


High school (GED) education Valid Vermont driver’s license State Journeyman’s License in: Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry or Chief Engineer or class II (NILUPE) Cumulative number of years experience in a specific specialty trade may be considered in place of licensure

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Now Hiring: Maintenance Tech II, HVAC

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PayData Workforce Solutions is seeking an ambitious sales professional who is a goal driven, detail oriented, and career minded self-starter. We are offering an outstanding long-term career where you are a key member of our team. Use your proven prospecting and networking skills to drive your success and contribute to PayData’s continued growth as the region’s premier provider of outsourced workforce management solutions. Harness our to manage pipeline relationships, Workforce tools Solutions is your looking forand andevelop additional teamunderstand memberneeds, to present solutions and generate sales. Work as withaPayData’s to launch new accounts. A college degree and at least two ent Service Department Payrollteam Processor/Client Service years of successful B2B prospecting experience are preferred. Familiarity with presenting business ative. solutions would be beneficial. Outside travel to our regional territory as well as to Chamber events, trade shows, and networking functions is an important facet of this position, requiring reliable transportation. Service Representatives work with our Compensation includes salaryclosely plus commission, and clients PayData’sto richproduce benefit plan. Preference will be given to candidates who effectively demonstrateincluding that they possess skills and attributes listed below, and ayrolls utilizing various import methods datathe entry, whose work history illustrates the related sales experiences for success.

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LNA Training Program Offered Session starts on May 15, 2018. Wake Robin, in partnership with Vermont MedEd, is happy to announce our LNA training program.

ksheets, and time clock imports. The ability to perform multiple & Sales Skills Requiredis necessary. Attention Personal ently and Prospecting manage ongoing projects toAttributes for Success • Listening Skills and a Focus on Client Needs • Energetic, Self-Motivated, Attention to must.

Wake Robin is Vermont’s premiere retirement community and ranks among the top 100 nursing homes in the country; an award due in large part to our excellent staff and facility. Our goal is to provide training and employment opportunities consistent with Wake Robin’s unique brand of resident-centered care.

Detail, and Disciplined Work Ethic • Referral Relationship Building and Network Development • Driven to Reach and Exceed Assigned s must have• prior experience customer Goals service Abilitypayroll to Generate Opportunitiesas andwell Closeas Sales e and possess strong communication and organizational• skills. • Not Afraid of Picking Up the Phone! Confident, Persistent, and Constantly s should also have proven troubleshooting to and Developing Learning • Excels at Effective and Engaging Email skills and be able ew and changing technology. Our Client Service Communication • Possess an Understanding of Business Needs Shy andenvironment Enjoys Meeting New Opportunities atives work •inNot a team and cubicle office setting. • Comfortable with Presenting Concepts and Applications a large volume of telephone calls, • Loves it When They Say “Yes!”

If you have at least 2-years experience in caregiving, wish to grow your skills among the best, and begin your career as an LNA, contact us.

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Looking for qualified roofers and laborers to grow with our company. Willing to train, competitive wages based on experience. Send resumes to:


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Are you an educator or former educator interested in trying something new with your skillset? Established over two decades ago, our educational publishing company possesses an established brand, business model, and clientele. We are looking for a dynamic Lead Sales Associate to promote our research-based materials. This position works with school and district decision makers to conduct Business-to-Business sales. It also 2:31 PM works with lead teachers to promote our resources to their administrators and manages current accounts. Prior sales experience a plus!

To get started on this new and exciting path please send résumé and cover letter to We are looking for  morning bakers in our busy Shelburne Office located in the greater Burlington, VT area. store. Some basic baking experience needed. Some weekend 4t-Exemplars041118.indd 1 availability. SUMMER CAMP COUNSELORS4/6/18 Stop by our store on Route 7 for an application or call 802-985-2000 for more information.

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Brown Ledge Camp on the shores of Lake Champlain is seeking active self-directed people to complete our activity staff for 2018. Positions to be filled include those in the following areas: Swimming, Waterskiing, Archery, Tennis and Canoeing & Kayaking. Our co-ed staff hail from all over the US and a number of other countries and have a wide variety of backgrounds, interests and skills. BLC has the feel of a small college with a great sense of community. Staff must be at least 19 yo and be willing to live at camp. These positions are full time summer only. Visit to see how Brown Ledge works. For more info call 802 862 2442 Ext 2 or EMAIL

We are passionate about creating a world without Alzheimer’s, are you? The Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter seeks an 4t-BrownLedgeCamp041118.indd Office Administrator who is committed to changing our world for the better. This position provides key administrative and office support to our small but mighty team. Qualified candidates must be able to juggle multiple priorities and possess excellent customer interface ability. This is a full-time position based in Williston, VT. For a complete job description or to submit your cover letter and resume via the online portal, please visit


DEW Construction, located in Williston, VT, is seeking a Human Resources and Risk Manager to lead the HR function of its two corporate construction entities. The HR and Risk Manager drives strategic HR policies and practices while managing and administering all aspects of HR, including recruiting, employee relations, training and development, corporate wellness, compensation and benefits. In addition, the position manages the organization’s corporate insurance policies, including property and casualty, general liability, workers’ compensation, and other industry-specific insurances. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field, and 5 years of solid HR management experience. Proven ability to lead people and get results through others is essential, as are the interpersonal and communications skills to establish and maintain effective relationships with a wide cross-section of individuals. Interested candidates should email a resume, along with cover letter to A full job description is available on our website at We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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DEW Construction Corp. 277 Blair Park Road, Suite 130 Williston, VT 05495 Attn: Human Resources Department Email: Fax: 802-872-0707

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Community Mental Health Nurse

The CRT Program at CSAC is seeking an RN to be part of dynamic community based team working with adults coping with life impacting mental health conditions. The role would include oversight of medications at our residential programs, facilitation of health care follow up for clients, and help with wellness engagement. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills who would welcome being part of a collaborative and innovative work environment. This is a full time, benefit eligible position.

Seasonal Garden Center Positions

Our busy spring season is here and we’re still looking for folks to join our Williston Garden Center team!


Behavior Interventionist

Looking for experience working with children with special needs? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? emotional and behavioral challenges? Are you interested in learning new skills, especially in the growing field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)? Join our ABA services team at the Counseling Service of Addison County. We are hiring enthusiastic and team-oriented individuals to provide one on one support and training in behavioral, social, and communicative skills to children in home and school settings. Training and supervision in ABA, trauma-informed supports and ASD interventions provided.


Williston Garden Center, 472 Marshall Ave Full and part-time positions! Ability to work weekends is a must. Nursery Associates: Excellent service skills and horticultural knowledge required. Delivery & Installation Associates: Landscaping experience preferred, valid driver’s license.

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CSAC is looking for a new team member to join our Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) clinical team.

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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is looking for fearless, fantastic, people in search of a fun job! Facilities Manager: The Facilities Manager is a full-time position that requires a motivated, hands-on person to perform daily maintenance projects and maintain high standards of appearance and safety of our fourteen-building Museum campus and working waterfront. The Manager will create a short- and long-term facilities plan and budget, oversee building systems contracts and R&M including security, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, landscaping and janitorial and is responsible for all applicable code compliance. Full-time Position.

BCBA or BCaBA certification required. Min. 3 years experience with ASD and/or EBD. This is a full-time, salaried, benefit eligible position.

Youth Worker

Seeking youth worker to promote safe living, skills development and healthy choices with a strength based youth development approach. Working collaboratively with community partners in system wide efforts to support youth.

Museum Retail Assistant: Bright, responsible and friendly retail clerk assistant. The store is open 7 days a week and we are looking for someone in the store who is available for a 3 day a week schedule (Friday-Sunday). Part-time (full-time is an option) Seasonal Position.

Qualifications include minimum of BA in Education or Human Services and experience working with youth. A valid driver’s license with clean driving record is a must. This is a full time, benefit eligible position.

Museum Operations Assistant: Works to ensure the safe, efficient, high quality operation of our Basin Harbor campus. This position will share the responsibilities of daily site management, interpretation and engagement with the general public, and assisting with special events and programs. Part Time Seasonal Position: 25 hours/week. Sales and Marketing, Schooner Lois McClure Crew: As the Sales and Marketing crew member, you will photograph, write and post entries on social media platforms and create blog entries.You will manage marketing displays including digital screens and associated equipment along with other duties. Full-time Seasonal Position.

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Marketing & Social Media Intern: Assist with documentation of our summer camps and other museum activities during the season and bring these stories to the online world. A fantastic opportunity to hone your skills in strategic digital marketing. Full-time Seasonal Internship. Please visit for more details and to apply! 7-LakeChamplainMaritimeMuseum041118.indd 1

Work in scenic Addison County in an ABA program to provide intensive, individualized instructional and behavioral programming in school, home, and community settings. Our ABA program provides early intervention, school-age, and transition-age services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and related developmental challenges. Our school program provides services to individuals with emotional behavioral challenges as well. Conduct functional behavior assessment, train/supervise staff, facilitate team collaboration and support/train families.

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Are you an assistant Golf Pro interested in more responsibility and a broader role? Our beautiful community golf course provides just that opportunity. Position requires PGA status, strong interpersonal skills, golf instruction skills and abilities in the use of Social Media Marketing. For more information and job description, please send resume and cover letter to General Manager at

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SEEKING FOSTER PARENTS Howard Center has ongoing foster parent or weekend buddy needs for children ranging in ages 7 – 16. Some need caring adults to support them over the weekend, others need a family for a school year, and some are looking for adoptive families. There are over 1,300 children in the Vermont foster care system and over 60 children in need of an adoptive family. You don’t have to be married, rich or own a home. You will be supported every step of the way!

Our ideal candidate is friendly, organized, efficient, and disciplined with a passion for helping our customers, supporting our mill and sales staffs, and possesses a talent for problem-solving. This position is responsible for customer service, order entry, and sales and accounts receivable support.

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To learn more about these opportunities, contact or call (802) 488-6372.


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Hiring Experienced Carpenter/Handy(wo)man

Do you enjoy learning new and challenging skills in an active office environment? Would you like to be part of a dynamic team for a company that is a leader in its industry? If so, we want you to join our team. Phoenix Feeds & Nutrition, Inc. is a manufacturer of conventional, organic, and non-GMO livestock feed in New Haven, Vermont.

Hotel Vermont is looking for warm and engaging Vermonters to help our guests explore like a local and relax like it’s their job.

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• Telephone and email communication with customers and vendors. • Order/data entry and processing through our automated system. • Update and maintain customer database with respect to delivery requirements and other criteria. • Coordinate automatic customer delivery schedules with dispatcher. • Sales staff support. • Generate pricing updates and customer price lists. • Maintain various operations spreadsheets for management. • Work closely with Nutrition Formulations Manager.

Qualities: • Ability to learn quickly. • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow tasks through to completion. • Positive attitude. • Ability to work under pressure. • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced business environment. • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with others.

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Red House Building in ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR Burlington is looking to expand RESERVATIONIST our Home Services team with Do you like connecting with others? Are you passionate about a full-time, skilled handyman/ BARISTA Requirements: Vermont winters? And springs, carpenter. Applicants must have • Prior customer service experience. summers and autumns? What HOST had at least 5 years of full-time • Outstanding verbal and written skills. year is your Subaru? What’s your carpentry experience and possess idea of a perfect day in Vermont? SERVER • Experience with Microsoft office products. Or night? Do you embody our a broad understanding of home • Some financial and/or accounting skills a plus. BANQUETS: CAPTAIN, ideals of community through your building/renovation, as well as positive and respectful attitude? Compensation and Benefits: BARTENDER, SERVER maintenance. Responsibilities Do you like questions? We can’t • Competitive hourly compensation based on experience. wait to hear your answers! of this position include: • Health care. managing and executing small To schedule an interview go to: • Vacation, sick, and personal days, with most major Hotel Vermont building projects independently holidays off. - Cherry St, Burlington or with a helper, performing • 401K plan. home maintenance and repair • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). tasks, trouble-shooting home Untitled-9 1 4/6/18 11:29 AMCheck us out at Please reply with a cover performance issues, scheduling letter, resume, and references, including a phone number and/or and over seeing subcontractors. email where we can reach you, to Our ideal candidate would No phones calls please. Undergraduate Admissions Counselor have some degree of project Full Time, Benefi t Eligible management experience. Excellent communication, We seek a professional individual to work with professionalism, attention to prospective students; to represent the college and its detail, strong organizational skills, academic programs to the public; and to support robust and a valid drivers license are a must. Proficiency with basic enrollment of a diverse and non-traditional student computer programs like Excel body. This position involves considerable online and are a plus. 8t-PhoenixFeeds040418.indd 1 4/2/18 Hourly wage will depend upon applicant’s skill level/experience. Generous benefits package. This position also comes with the potential for flexible hours.

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Chief Operating Officer Wells River, VT Sillycow Farms, a leading national premium hot chocolate manufacturing company, has an opening on our management team. If you qualify you will be part of a fast-growing national player in the cocoa market, as we continue to expand our sales both nationally and overseas. The position requires strong written and verbal communication, administrative and organizational skills. Must be able to work independently on projects from start to finish and must be able to work under pressure at times and to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters. Good starting wage based on experience. Benefit package includes medical, retirement plan, vacations and paid holidays, advanced food training program and hot chocolate privileges. To apply, and for more information on the position, please call: 802-429-2920 or email your resume and letter of interest to:

Payroll & Job Cost Accountant DEW Construction, located in Williston, VT, is seeking a Payroll & Job Cost Accountant to manage payroll and payroll-related project cost accounting for its two corporate construction entities. The position oversees and reviews the payroll administrator’s weekly payroll processing, prepares quarterly payroll tax filings for multiple states, and is responsible for the smooth flow of information between payroll, human resources, budget and other departments. Job Cost Accounting responsibilities include the accurate tracking and reporting of payroll-related expenses for all construction and real estate jobs, monthly GL account analysis and reconciliation, and other job costing-related reporting and analysis. The ideal candidate will have an Associate’s degree in business or accounting, or equivalent work experience, with a working knowledge of payroll regulation and employer taxation requirements. Customer service skills are essential to establish and maintain effective relationships with a wide cross section of individuals. Strong IT skills are essential for the development, preparation and distribution of detailed payroll and job costing reports. DEW offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and 401K. Interested candidates should email a resume, along with cover letter to A full job description is available on our website at We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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The Vermont Judiciary is recruiting a full-time, permanent Docket Clerk position to perform specialized clerical duties including data entry and extensive customer service over the phone.


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Come see what makes NCSS a great place to work! We are currently hiring for an Outpatient Clinician. The focus of this position is to provide behavioral health psychosocial evaluations, therapy and consultation for clients of all age groups. The ideal candidate will be trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, have experience working with a range of disorders, and be comfortable with brief and group treatment models. MSW/LICSW or LCMHC required. Some evening hours required. Our clinic offers excellent benefits and is located close to Interstate 89 and is a short commute from Burlington and surrounding areas. Please visit our website at or email us your resume and cover letter at

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Building Cleaning Services Technician Full-time, 40-hour, benefits-eligible position available in Howard Center’s Facilities department. Must have valid driver’s license and transportation.


Clinical Informatics Analyst Seeking a detail-oriented individual to facilitate the integration of our clinical and technical EHR workflows to support compliance and data analysis. The ideal candidate will understand workflow redesign and business processes and enables effective use of the clinical information systems through the analysis of system use, best practices and organizational requirements. The individual will also be responsible for maintaining clinical information systems documentation. Full time. Bachelor’s degree required.

DEW / MacMillin is one of the region’s leading construction managers. Due to our sustained growth and the future retirement of a long-time member of our estimating department we are currently looking to add to our team.

Clinician – Adult Drug Treatment Court Support

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field, and five to ten years of solid estimating experience. Proven proficiency with Onscreen Take-Off and Timberline Estimating is required. Desired skills are conceptual estimating, experience with construction management and design-build projects and the ability to estimate all CSI divisions. A varied project experience in health care, higher education, K-12, resorts and mixed use is a plus. Candidate must have excellent communication skills, preconstruction services experience and client relationship experience.

Case Manage for clients approved by the Vermont State’s Attorney’s Office to participate in the Chittenden County Adult Drug Treatment Court. Develop treatment plans, coordinate services, and serve as a liaison between treatment providers and the criminal justice system. Bachelor’s required.

Clinician(s) & Supervisor – ASSIST

Multiple full-time evening and overnight positions available to provide support services to adults in psychiatric, emotional and/or substance crisis in crisis stabilization residential setting (BA and experience with mental health/substance use disorder and crisis de-escalation required). Supervisor position also available to assist with client care coordination, staff scheduling and supervision (MA required; supervision experience preferred).

Community Case Manager Join our team! Seeking compassionate, hardworking individual to provide case management and recovery-focused community supports to adults with mental health challenges and co-occurring substance use challenges. Full time. Bachelor’s degree required.

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Cook – Lakeview Community Care Home

Seeking a cook for the Lakeview Community Care Home. Individual will plan and prepare nutritionally balanced meals for residents. Full-time, benefits-eligible position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Educator – Life Skills

Provide life skills education, social engagement, resource connection and supportive counseling to individuals with a major mental illness. Assist in a person’s recovery with a strengths-based and client-focused approach. Use of a personal vehicle required.

Residential Counselor – Lakeview (Awake Overnight)

Establish and maintain a therapeutic and stable permanent residential housing environment for adults with mental health/substance use challenges and a history of homelessness. Bachelor’s degree required. Full time.

DEW Construction Corp. 277 Blair Park Road, Suite 130 Williston, VT 05495 Attn: Human Resources Department Email: Fax: 802-872-0707

Senior Coordinator of Crisis Stabilization Provide oversight, leadership and management of Howard Center’s adult and children crisis stabilization programs including hiring, scheduling and maintaining strong relationships with community partners/stakeholders. The ideal candidate should have strong clinical supervision skills and a solid understanding of risk management. Master’s and clinical license required.

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

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VERMONT FOODBANK is currently hiring a Chief Philanthropy Officer – As Vermont’s largest hunger relief organization, we are a nationally recognized leader with a reputation for creativity and innovation, and for developing strong collaborative partnerships. The CPO plays a leadership role in planning, managing, and executing fund-raising, communications and public relations initiatives. They are a member of the executive leadership team and play an integral part in the overall management of the Foodbank. They are responsible for growing Vermont Foodbank’s well established fundraising program which includes direct response, major gifts, corporate partnerships and grants. In addition the CPO will provide leadership to a committed team of staff, volunteers and board members. The CPO needs to possess a natural ability to be persuasive, fair, and accountable. They will lead based upon a sense of core ethics of collaboration, self-improvement and continued drive towards excellence to ensure that the best services are being delivered to our neighbors and friends in Vermont. A complete job description is available upon request. Please submit application on-line at:; be sure to include a cover letter & resume. Attention: Human Resources Department, Francine Chittenden. The Vermont Foodbank is an EEO.

Vermont Federal Credit Union is a growing financial cooperative in Northwestern Vermont, currently serving over 38,000 members. We are looking for friendly, self-motivated individuals who enjoy helping people, have strong communication skills, are detail-oriented and enjoy working as part of a team. Our employees are our greatest strength and we reward them with competitive compensation. We have competitive health care and 401k matches, a local employee assistance program, and other wellness benefits. We have a variety of opportunities for training and career advancement. Please visit our website for full details of our benefits program.

Business Loan Officer – Burlington, VT

The Business Loan Officer is primarily responsible for growing Vermont Federal Credit Union’s business loan portfolio through business development and relationship management.

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Major Responsibilities and Duties:

• Work with branch employees and business owners to generate business loans and services from current and potential members. • Prepare credit analyses on borrowing requests analyzing historical and projected cash flow and assess business viability through interviews with business owners, review of loan application, tax returns, income statements, and other relevant data necessary to determine actual cash flow. • Assess overall credit risk based on Vermont Federal’s credit policy and risk guidelines; including proper loan structuring and credit package preparation. • Conduct the closing of business loans including the review of documents. • Participating in community involvement activities to enhance Vermont Federal’s visibility, image and reputation. • Perform ongoing portfolio management through site visits, annual reviews and monitoring. Work closely with the business lending support team to monitor collateral and other pending items.

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Be part of an initiative to prevent psychiatric hospitalizations, reduce high medical utilization, and improve outcomes for individuals who are reluctant to seek care. The Mobile Outreach team works closely with our crisis service and requires teamwork with providers, law enforcement and other agencies in the community. Ability to work under pressure and maintain a positive attitude in a constantly changing atmosphere. Ideal candidate will have their bachelor’s degree with experience. Also willing to consider individuals with a Master’s Degree who require supervision towards licensure. Position offers excellent benefits and a flexible work schedule. Our clinic is located close to Interstate 89 and is a short commute from Burlington and surrounding areas. To apply for this position, please visit our website at or email us your resume and cover letter at

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Assistant Director of Grants & Sponsored Programs

Come BUILD with us! • • • •

BUILD your skills with stimulating projects, BUILD your career with opportunity for growth, BUILD your security with competitive salary and benefits, BUILD your job satisfaction by joining our professional but fun team!

Middlebury College seeks a dynamic individual to join the Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs as Assistant Director. The person in this position will be responsible for participating in all facets of the proposal cycle - prospect research, writing and editing grant proposals, creating budgets, and preparing stewardship reports. The Assistant Director will create and implement systems for supporting strategic planning and internal reporting, and will serve as Middlebury’s InfoEd administrator and overall technical lead.

ReArch Company is a growing construction management firm in South Burlington, Vermont dedicated to creating buildings and spaces of distinction and significance while generating value for our clients. We are entering into our 15th year of strong growth and continue to be one of the leading construction management companies in the area. ReArch values employees, providing a safe and fun work environment with opportunity to develop skills, engage in stimulating and challenging projects and opportunity for growth within the company. We offer a competitive salary, annual bonus, 401k plan, generous vacation package, health and dental insurance along with life insurance, short and long term disability.

A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position, and a graduate degree is preferred. We seek someone with 3-5 years’ experience in corporate/ foundation relations or related fundraising/grant writing work, and the ability to apply that experience to benefit an elite liberal arts institution. Candidates should be technologically savvy - experience with InfoEd and Blackbaud is a plus.

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

Project Manager

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Project Manager needed to manage the overall direction, completion and successful financial outcome of construction projects in accordance with our client’s expectations. This role serves as the direct liaison and point of contact with our project clients, and works in collaboration with our superintendent and administrative staff, as well as with subcontractors, vendors and permitting and regulatory authorities in order to accomplish project objectives. Candidates must have a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management, engineering or related field and have a minimum of five years’ experience as a project manager on commercial, institutional and medical projects in excess of $5,000,000. Must be able to perform detailed take offs, interpret plans and be proficient in scheduling programs and spreadsheet applications.

Middlebury College employees enjoy a high quality of life with excellent compensation; competitive health, dental, retirement, and vision benefits; and educational assistance programs.


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Project Engineer Project Engineer needed to assist the project management team with project responsibilities including tracking the project documentation, assisting with subcontractor communication, project start-up and close-out. Candidates must have a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management, engineering or related field. Must be highly organized, display a positive and motivated attitude and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Qualifications for all Candidates. Successful candidates should have extensive construction knowledge, along with the ability to collaborate in a positive and respectful manner with subcontractors and agencies, and above all a proactive approach to providing outstanding customer service. Candidate must also exhibit a commitment to providing total project success and be able to engage in dynamic and creative team environment. As a Project Manager or Project Engineer you will be located at our South Burlington VT office location, which is set in a beautiful park setting with a nearby gym and walking trails outside our door.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER ReArch Company will only consider email or postal mail submissions; no phone calls please. Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements in confidence to or via mail to ReArch Company, Inc., Human Resources, 55 Community Drive, Suite 402, South Burlington, VT 05403. Resumes and cover letters that do not meet these qualifications and address complete education, work history and salary requirement will not be considered. Only applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted.

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approachable. It’s starting to feel like the neighborhood knows me. I like having that rapport. The neighborhood feels like an entity in and of itself. SD: Have you ever experienced a #MeToo incident in the kitchen? If so, what happened, and how’d you deal with it? JM: When I was coming of age in professional kitchens in New York City, it was never really an issue for me. The men I was working along with never made a big deal that I was a girl; we were all working as hard as we could. There were always jokes, and I had gotten a thick skin around it. I had a lot of very important men in leadership roles, singling me out, [saying], “You have talent, and I want to train that talent.” For the most part, it was an extremely supportive environment. Sadly enough, when I was a teenager, I worked in a deli [in suburban Maryland] where I was experiencing sexual harassment on a daily basis. And I just thought that was how it was — a lot of older men in their fifties and sixties, making comments about my teenage body. That was intense and gross. There was pornography in the bathroom. I was 14 years old.

SD: At Butch + Babe’s, you work in an open kitchen. Are there things you don’t do because people are watching? JM: I would say I eat less on the line. You got to taste things, but you got to remember people are watching and don’t snack [too much] in front of them. I guess I just curse quieter and eat less. SD: You now have an office day once a week at work. What does a chef do in an office? JM: So much stuff. The most annoying stuff. You sit behind a computer screen and analyze cost-analysis worksheets. It’s the worst. We work schedules and write recipes, because a lot of times I’ll change a dish, and my cooks will be forced to work off a tiny scrap of paper that’s been in my pocket. And the most important thing is tasting food. If I’m going to be cooking on the office day, I save it for the last couple of hours, because, if I start cooking, I won’t get to the office. I get too distracted by wanting to taste new things. Me and a desk — it’s not good. SD: When and how did your interest in cooking and food develop? JM: My interest in cooking food came directly from my interest in eating food. I was always a very adventurous eater. My mom likes to joke that the first sentence I ever said was, “More salad, please.” 

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VERMONT BUSINESSES FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY NETWORKING GETTOGETHER: Like-minded professionals merge to topple pins, munch on hors d’oeuvres and discuss employee wellbeing and management. Stowe Bowl, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10; free for members; cash bar. Info, 862-8347.


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educational sessions and opportunities for mingling. See for details. The Equinox Resort & Spa, Manchester, 8 a.m. $50300. Info, 865-5202.


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

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



COMMUNITY MEETING: Locals get the scoop on a soon-tobe-proposed Rutland city sign ordinance. Third-floor conference room. Rutland Regional Planning Commission, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 773-2747.


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GREEN MOUNTAIN CHAPTER OF THE EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD OF AMERICA: Needleand-thread enthusiasts finetune 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.

COFFEE TALK: Friends, neighbors and AARP Vermont volunteers catch up on upcoming activities and issues facing older Vermonters. Maglianero, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. Free. Info,



SUPER SUPPER: Representatives of four community projects present for diners, who vote to award one of the projects a $1,000 prize. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 6 p.m. $10. Info, 540-0406.


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CELEBRATION OF SPRING: Community members join hands in new and traditional dances from various cultures. Potluck snacks follow. Bobbin Mill Community Center, Burlington, 6-9 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 777-2964. CONTACT IMPROV: Movers engage in weight-sharing, play and meditation when exploring this style influenced by aikido and other somatic practices. The Everything Space, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 232-3618. DROP-IN HIP-HOP DANCE: Beginners are welcome at a groove session inspired by infectious beats. Swan Dojo, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. $15. Info, 540-8300. HIP-HOP DANCE: A high-energy class mixes urban styles of dance. Women’s Room,


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JOE ROMAN & KIM ROYAR: Environmentally conscious community members sit in on a talk about the benefits of conservation for Vermont’s economy. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581.


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, info@mainstreetmuseum. org. WINE TASTING & STORYTELLING: Bill Aldrich regales imbibers with boyhood tales. The Norwich Inn, 5 p.m. $15; preregister. Info, 649-1602.



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‘THE BEST OF YOUTH’: Film buffs watch the second and third of three parts of a 2003 Italian drama that follows two brothers from the 1960s to the 2000s. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.

Ready, set, play! On Saturday, the Champlain Valley Exposition is transformed into an emporium of digital and tabletop games for the first-ever Champlain Games Festival. Organized by Ketos Games, this family-friendly gathering gives players and developers a chance to connect and, well, play. Attendees can face off in local and indie games, vote for their favorites, and test their skills in classic board games in the open play area where folks engage in provided pastimes or bring their own. If tabletop bouts aren’t your thing, check out the array of video, CHAMPLAIN GAMES FESTIVAL PC, console and virtual- Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. $10-15; free for kids 10 reality games on hand.

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‘GLOSSARY OF BROKEN DREAMS’: A Q&A with director Johannes Grenzfurthner follows a screening of his 2018 cinematic revue about important political concepts. Perry 240 Presentation Room, Perry Hall, Champlain College, Burlington, 6:15 p.m. Free. Info, 660-2600. WED.11

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Extreme athletes and armchair adventurers alike catch secondhand thrills from the comfort of their seats, thanks to Rapid Media’s Paddling Film Festival 2018 World Tour. Shown at more than 120 venues around the globe, this cinematic celebration of water sports makes a stop at Burlington’s Outdoor Gear Exchange for a screening cohosted by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Viewers vicariously traverse rivers, lakes and oceans through fascinating footage of canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, standup paddleboarding and more. PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL Enthusiasts are encouraged 2018 WORLD TOUR to arrive early to socialize Thursday, April 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington. $10-15. Info, 496-2285, with fellow area paddlers.

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enowned musicians in their own rights, Ruthie Foster, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Carrie Rodriguez join forces for a toetapping concert celebrating Texas songwriting traditions. Foster, a Grammy Award-nominated blues woman; Gilmore, a country artist and cofounder of American roots band the Flatlanders; and Rodriguez, a fiddler and singer known for her cross-cultural references, hit up the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph as part of the Texas Troubadours tour. The three artists, all based in the Lone Star State, share the stage, swapping songs and collaborating on one another’s material.



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When members of the Social Band sing, they don’t just hit the notes — they also aim to infuse their concerts with a sense of joy. Known as “Burlington’s Lively Band of Singers,” the a cappella chorus strikes a chord with its balance between a powerful sound and a playful spirit. The group’s 20 members demonstrate their dynamism in their latest program, “All the Fields: Songs of Walking and Wandering.” This sonic celebration of spring is centered on the theme of strolling and features traditional folk songs, ancient pilgrimage songs, and compositions by band members Don Jamison and Bruce Chalmer.

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Friday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., at Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph. $35-55. Info, 728-6464,


Saturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., at United Church of Hinesburg; and Sunday, April 15, 3 p.m., at Charlotte Congregational Church. $15-18. Info, 355-4216,

calendar ‘AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER’: Al Gore appears in this hard-hitting documentary about the perils of climate change. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. ‘LOOK & SEE: WENDELL BERRY’S KENTUCKY’: An award-winning picture provides a portrait of rural America as seen through the eye of a writer, farmer and activist. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

‘WONDER WOMAN’: Gal Gadot stars as an Amazonian princess who discovers her full powers and true destiny while fighting in a war to end all wars. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 6 p.m. $5. Info, 533-9075. ‘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.





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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: 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. A MOSAIC OF FLAVOR: THREE DISHES FROM IRAQ – MAQLUBA, KUBBA & FALAFEL: Sahar Al-Samarrae demonstrates the preparation of foods from her native country. Community Teaching Kitchen, City Market, Onion River Co-op, Burlington South End, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 861-9700. 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. MAH JONGG: Players of all levels enjoy friendly bouts of this tile-based game. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 1-3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

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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, 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 & 10:4011:40 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. BUTI YOGA: A fusion of vinyasa yoga, plyometrics and dance is set to upbeat music. Bring water and a towel. Women’s Room, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $16. Info, 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. EMPOWERED YOGA FLOW: A rejuvenating practice for all levels weaves movement, breath and mental focus. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10 a.m. $12. Info, GENTLE YOGA IN RICHMOND: A gong savasana closes out an all-levels class benefiting the Williston Community Food Shelf. Partial proceeds are donated. Balance Yoga, Richmond, 11 a.m.-noon. $10; preregister. Info, GENTLE YOGA IN WATERBURY: Practitioners with limitations and seasoned students alike hit the mat for an all-levels class. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10 a.m. $12. Info, 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. JENNIFER J. KELLY: The associate professor of medicine covers identification and care in her talk “No Bones About It – What’s New in Osteoporosis Treatment and Management.” Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 847-7222. 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.


PILATES: Students are put through the paces in a strengthand mobility-boosting workout. Women’s Room, Burlington, 4:30 p.m. $16. Info, PRENATAL YOGA: Moms-to-be prepare their bodies for labor and delivery. Women’s Room, Burlington, 12:15 p.m. $16. Info, 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, TOMGIRL WALKING CLUB: Pups and pals in tow, pedestrians make strides toward heath. Tomgirl Juice Co., Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0337. WEDNESDAY GUIDED MEDITATION: Individuals learn to relax and let go. Burlington Friends Meeting House, 5:306:30 p.m. Free. Info, 318-8605.

INTERMEDIATE GOOGLE DRIVE: Folks who are familiar with using the internet take cloud computing to the next level. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7217.

BANISH THE BURLINGTON MARATHON BLUES: Running instructor Sarah Richardson touts tips for staying injury-free while training for a long-distance race. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, info@ WOMEN’S PICKUP BASKETBALL: Players dribble up and down the court during an evening of friendly competition. Lyman C. Hunt Middle School, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $3; preregister at Info, 540-1089. OCIAL RESP ONS S FOR S SSE IBIL INE ITY S U B NE T T ON

INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Pupils improve their speaking and grammar mastery. Private residence, Burlington, 6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SPANISH: ¡Hola! Language lovers perfect their fluency. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.


Find club dates in the music section. CAROLINE SHAW: Vocal students band together with the award-winning composer, singer and violinist for a concert of her own music. Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. CHRIS KILIAN & THE VERMONT BRIGADE: The Farmers Night Concert Series continues with “Brigade Suite,” a series of songs inspired by letters to and from Vermont soldiers fighting in the Civil War. House Chamber, Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 828-2228.


AARP SMART DRIVER CLASS: Drivers ages 50 and up learn to safely navigate the road while addressing the physical changes brought on by aging. Hinesburg Recreation Department, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $15-20; preregister. Info, 482-2281, ext. 230. FREE WORKSHOP: SHIFTING: Cyclists learn the basics of changing gears while chomping on complimentary pizza. Generator, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 863-4475.

TECHNOLOGY NIGHT: Facebook photo management becomes second nature during a class with Vermont Technical College’s Ken Bernard. Bring your own device. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.


‘IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE’ AUDITIONS: Actors vie for roles in a cautionary satire about the fragility of democracy, written by Sinclair Lewis and staged by BarnArts Center for the Arts. First Universalist Church and Society, Barnard, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 234-1645.


BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES: Learners take communication to the next level. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.

TECH HELP WITH CLIF: Electronics novices develop skill sets applicable to smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, noon, 1, 6 & 7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6955.


‘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, $11.5014.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.



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JUDITH ROBERTS & ROY BLACK: Dora Keen Handy, a world traveler and pioneer among women mountain climbers, is the subject of a lively lecture. Greater Hartford United Church of Christ, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 296-3132. LISA GUENTHER: The scholar sounds off in “The Living Death of Solitary Confinement and the Power of Collective Resistance.” Dion Family Student Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000. MARLENE HECK: Thomas Jefferson’s “essay in architecture” is the foundation of “Building Monticello.” Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS DIFFERENCE: THE HUMAN CONNECTION: Fran Stoddard moderates a discussion of disparity from diverse perspectives and possible ways to bridge the divide. All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Shelburne, 6:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 985-3346. ‘RELATIONSHIPS, RESOURCES, RESILIENCY: STORIES OF WORKING WOMEN IN VERMONT’: Women United host an evening of networking with a panel discussion illuminating the value of female workers. 14th Star Brewing Co., St. Albans, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $25; cash bar. Info, 861-7831.


DOWNLOAD AUDIO & EBOOKS: Patrons get plugged into downloading library resources in a step-by-step workshop. Bring your device. Waterbury Public Library, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 244-7036.

‘NOISES OFF’: A British acting troupe is embroiled in its own backstage antics in Michael Frayn’s comedy, presented by Northern Stage. Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction, 7:30 p.m. $13.75-57.75. Info, 296-7000. ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ’: A lavish touring production takes audience members down the yellow brick road with colorful sets and classic songs. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7 p.m. $35.50-77.75. Info, 863-5966.


BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: Selected titles spark conversation among readers. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403. JACKSON ELLIS: Joined by authors Rachel Carter and Asher Ellis, the writer lets lit lovers in on his new novel, Lords of St. Thomas. Phoenix Books Burlington, 7 p.m. $3. Info, 448-3350. ‘NEW ENGLAND REVIEW’ VERMONT READING SERIES: Didi Jackson, Jodi Paloni, Ben Pease and Layla Santos share original poetry and fiction. Marquis Theatre & Southwest Café, Middlebury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 443-5075. PLATTSBURGH BIG READ: The Round House by Louise Erdrich inspires a month of literary and cultural events. See for details. Various Plattsburgh locations, N.Y. Free. Info, 310-367-4199. WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: Lit lovers analyze works in progress penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.

WILLIAM E. COLBY MILITARY WRITERS’ SYMPOSIUM: Author presentations, book signings and a panel discussion salute influential writers on current affairs and military history. Norwich University, Northfield, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; additional cost for Meet the Author dinner; preregister. Info, 485-2965. WRITING CIRCLE: Words flow when participants explore creative expression in a lowpressure environment. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218.

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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.


PLANNING AN HERB GARDEN: Registered herbalist Shona R. MacDougall digs into the process of choosing, harvesting and storing particular plants. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info,


DISMANTLING RAPE CULTURE CONFERENCE: Lourdes Ashley Hunter, executive director of the Trans Women of Color Collective, keynotes a day of workshops aimed at upending the presence of normalized sexual violence. Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 656-8525. VERMONT TOURISM SUMMIT: See WED.11.


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,


FAMILY STEAM NIGHT & OPEN HOUSE: Activities in science, technology, engineering and math engage kiddos during an evening dedicated to introducing prospective pupils and their families to students and staff. St. Monica — St. Michael School, Barre, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 476-5015. OPEN HOUSE: Parents of potential pupils learn the ABCs of the independent educational institution by talking to teachers and touring the campus. Orchard Valley Waldorf School, East Montpelier, 6:30-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 456-7400.



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. 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. WORLD WAR I CENTENNIAL REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY: Folks honor corporal Leonard Lord, a Vermonter killed overseas during WWI. A rededication of the Swanton National Guard Armory follows. Flat Iron Park, Swanton, remembrance ceremony, 11 a.m.; armory rededication, 11:55 a.m. Free. Info, 338-3478.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘IDA’: On the verge of taking her vows, a young nun discovers a dark family secret in this 2013 foreign-language drama. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. ‘NO PLACE ON EARTH’: In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, explorer Chris Nicola delivers a special presentation at a screening of this 2012 documentary about WWI survivors who took shelter in a cave. Beth Jacob Synagogue, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 229-9429.


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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. TASTE OF ERITREA: YEBEG TIBS & INGUDAI TIBS: Mulu Tewelde guides home cooks in preparing dishes from her native country. Community Teaching Kitchen, City Market, Onion River Co-op, Burlington South End, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 861-9700. UVM MEDICAL CENTER FARMERS MARKET: Locally sourced meats, vegetables, bakery items, breads and maple syrup give hospital employees and visitors the option to eat healthfully. Davis Concourse, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, 2:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 847-5823. WINE TASTING: Sips of Broc Cellars vino please palates. Dedalus Wine, Burlington, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 865-2368.


GAME NIGHT: From Monopoly to Bananagrams, players participate in tabletop pastimes. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 6 p.m. Donations. Info, 356-2776.

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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@ 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. 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. 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,

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.


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.

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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,


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, beth@prenatal


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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.

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.


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.

‘RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE’ VIEWING PARTY: Fans of the televised drag competition stay up-todate on Season 10 with Marjorie Mayhem, Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne. Drink, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free; for ages 18 and up. Info, 730-2383.


Find club dates in the music section. DAYMÉ AROCENA: The singer introduces Afro-Cuban harmonies to neo-soul and jazz stylings. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $10-30. Info, 603-646-2422.



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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.

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‘TASHI AND THE MONK’: A 2014 documentary turns the lens toward a man who creates a community for abandoned children in the foothills of the Himalayas. A conversation follows. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5. Info, 533-9370.

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DIGESTIVE HEALTH SERIES: Participants follow their gut in the first of a three-part series focused on the benefits of bitter herbs, pungent spices and sour foods. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $10-25. Info, 540-0595.


PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL 2018 WORLD TOUR: Water-based adventures from around the world captivate viewers during this cinematic celebration of paddle sports. See calendar spotlight. Outdoor Gear Exchange, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $1015. Info, 496-2285.


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OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH JIM YEAGER: Musicians show off their skills in a supportive atmosphere. ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 457-3500. SONGWRITING WORKSHOP: Seth Melvin Cronin guides Burlington Writers Workshop musicians and singers in structuring original strains. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.


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FIRST WEDNESDAYS ENCORE: A video screening treats attendees to David Hackett Fischer’s “Paul Revere’s Ride: A New Look at an Old Story.” Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 2-3 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.

THIRSTY THURSDAY SPEAKER’S SERIES: Listeners whet their whistles with craft beer, wine and cider while a panel discusses the topic “Backcountry Rescue.” Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, Stowe, 6:15-8:30 p.m. $10 includes a drink ticket; cash bar. Info, 253-991. THOMAS W. MITCHELL: Hailing from Texas A&M University School of Law, the professor grabs attention with the talk “How to Address Racial Disparity in Property Ownership.” Chase Community Center, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, 5:45 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1287.


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.



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‘1776’: This Tony Award-winning musical presented by Upper Valley theater artists tells the story of the Founding Fathers and how they came together

Free. Info, maddy.willwerth@ WILLIAM E. COLBY MILITARY WRITERS’ SYMPOSIUM: See WED.11, 9:25 a.m.



RED WAGON PLANTS OPENING DAY COCKTAIL PARTY: Caledonia Spirits libations and Farmers & Foragers food-truck fare fuel growers who wander through greenhouses at this gathering dedicated to the arrival of spring. Red Wagon Plants, Hinesburg, opening day, 8 a.m.6 p.m., cocktail party, 6-8:30 p.m. Free; cash bar. Info, 482-4060.


RUMMAGE SALE: Gently used items delight bargain shoppers. Richmond Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Info, 434-2053.


JANE LINDHOLM: In “Let Me Ask You This: A Decade of Interviewing Interesting Vermonters,” the radio journalist looks back on her 11 years with Vermont Public Radio’s “Vermont Edition.” Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, Middlebury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 388-2117.


‘GOBLIN MARKET’: Senior Ashley Fink acts in a twowoman musical adapted from a poem by Christina Rossetti. Hepburn Zoo, Hepburn Hall, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. $6. Info, 443-3168.

WINDHAM CHAMBER SINGERS: Spirits soar when the internationally known choir performs as part of its 30th Anniversary Spring Tour. First United Methodist Church, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 862-1151.

JACK MAYER: History hounds hear “How Did Germany’s Weimar Democracy Become the Third Reich?” Hartland Public Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 436-2473.


to draft the Declaration of Independence. Briggs Opera House, White River Junction, 7:30 p.m. $22-25; free for kids under 18. Info,

comedy ‘SPRING AWAKENING’: Performed by the Middlebury College Musical Players, this Tony Award-winning theater work explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 8 p.m. $6-14. Info, 382-9222. ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ’: See WED.11.


DANIEL HECHT: Readers help the author celebrate the release of his latest novel, On Brassard’s Farm, with wine, food and fun. The North Branch Café, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0774.

NICK DI PAOLO: Unafraid to call it like he sees it, the rightleaning, R-rated comic doles out jokes as part of his Nick Is Right tour. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 8 p.m. $25-30. Info, 775-0903.


DESTINATION BTV: EXPERIENCE THE JOURNEY & THE DESTINATION: A reception brimming with refreshments from near and far gives way to a live show and a dance featuring A2VT. Funds raised benefit USCRI Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. Burlington International Airport, South Burlington, 7-9:30 p.m. $50. Info,

AN EVENING OF POETRY WITH NEIL SHEPARD, DANIEL LUSK & TONY MAGISTRALE: Fans of stanzas celebrate National Poetry Month with three nationally renowned writers. Phoenix Books Burlington, 7 p.m. $3. Info, 448-3350.

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.

FICTION BOOK GROUP: Bibliophiles break down Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prairie by Ole Edvart Rølvaag. Fairfax Community Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420.

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.

PLATTSBURGH BIG READ: See WED.11. POEMS IN PERFORMANCE: A CURE FOR POEMPHOBIA: In an informal talk, slam poet Geof Hewitt shares works that defy long-held stereotypes about poetry. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. SECRETS OF PUBLISHING EXPLAINED: Writer Megan Price imparts her wisdom on the steps and choices involved in becoming an author or a publisher. Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes, 6-8 p.m.



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. CONTRA DANCE: Luke Donforth calls the steps at a Queen City Contras shindig with music by Colin McCaffrey and friends. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes.


Shelburne Town Hall, beginners’ session, 7:45 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. $9; free for kids under 12. Info, 371-9492.


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.

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Merrymakers cut a rug to the rhythms of the ’90s. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 8 p.m.-midnight. $57; BYOB. Info, info@mainstreet 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. Donations. Info, suzy@loveyour


BILLIE JEAN VINTAGE GRAND OPENING PARTY: Fashionistas get the first look at spring and summer clothing at a sartorial celebration complete with sales, snacks, bubbly and a raffle. Billie Jean Vintage, Burlington, 4-8 p.m. Free. Info, 860-6152. MONTSHIRE UNLEASHED: AN EVENING FOR ADULTS: Grownups unleash their scientific curiosity during after-hours activities. Local fare, wine and Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse brews are available for purchase. Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, 6:30-9 p.m. $7-10; free for members; for ages 21 and up. Info, 649-2200.


CHARCUTERIE TASTING: Gourmands get an introduction to the Dedalus Charcuterie Club. Dedalus Wine, Burlington, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 865-2368.


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.11, 9:15 a.m.

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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.11, 7:30-8:30 & 10:40-11:40 a.m. BUTI YOGA: See WED.11.

INTRODUCTION TO MINDFUL BREATHING: Participants add the practice of pranayama to their toolkits for lifelong wellness. The Residence at Shelburne Bay, 5-5:45 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, abutson@ residenceshelburne

JOE K. WALSH & GRANT GORDY: The guitarist and mandolinist pick and strum bluegrass and acoustic numbers to benefit the Vermont Community Garden Network. Duncan and David Yandell open. Williston Old Brick Church, 7 p.m. $15. Info, 764-1141.

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TEXAS TROUBADOURS: Lone Star State songwriting traditions shine through this collaboration between Ruthie Foster, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Carrie Rodriguez. See calendar spotlight. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 7:30 p.m. $35-55. Info, 728-6464. TOMMY EMANUEL: Joined by special guest Suzy Bogguss, the six-string master showcases his fingerstyle virtuosity in a performance celebrating his new collaborative album, Accomplice One. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $40-65. Info, 603-448-0400.


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JOHNSON STATE COLLEGE CHAMBER SINGERS: Seventeen student vocalists harmonize in selections from their centuriesspanning repertoire. St. John’s In the Mountains Episcopal Church, Stowe, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 253-7578. JOSH PINKHAM TRIO: Mandolin, acoustic bass and guitar in tow, three instrumentalists inspire concertgoers with their talent and range. Aidan O’Brien opens. Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. $6-22. Info, 443-6433.








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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.

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‘NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD’: A group of characters fleeing flesh-eating monsters barricades itself in an old farmhouse in this 1968 horror film shown on 16mm film. The Champlain Wine Company, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 8 p.m. Free. Info, serious_61@



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GLOBAL ROOTS FILM FESTIVAL: DISABILITY: Ten international motion pictures grace the silver screen at a celluloid celebration complete with receptions and filmmaker Q&As. See for details. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 5-9 p.m. $5-40; free for Vermont International Film Festival all-access members. Info, 660-2600.

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pings and feast on Mexican fare with other LGBTQ women. Pride Center of Vermont, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Donations. Info, julia@

See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section.


COLORFUL TABLE LINENS SHAMANI SOUND BATH: BENNINGTON Prepared with yoga mats, pillows and blankets, individuals POTTERY embark on an internal journey DECORATIVE presented by Open Mind, ACCESSORIES Open Heart. Bethany Church, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. $15-20. GLASSWARE Info, 595-2325. VT MADE, TAI CHI: Those with arthritis or FAIR TRADE mobility challenges are welcome & RECYCLED to join in a mild lesson with optional seated movements. OPTIONS Waterbury Public Library, 11:30 CANDLES a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free; preregister. GREETING Info, 244-7036. CARDS TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA: BAKEWARE A specially designed class helps participants reclaim and HOLIDAY calm the mind and body. CPR DECORATIONS Room, Memorial Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 2 p.m. Free. FUN Info, 518-564-3281. STOCKING STUFFERS lgbtq FURNITURE LADIES’ NIGHT TACO BAR: Foodies bring their favorite top-MUCH MORE

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.

QIGONG: Gentle movements promote strength, balance and well-being. Waterbury Public Library, 11-11:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 244-7036.

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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,


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.



CHAMBER SMARTS & CENTS PROGRAM: Canadian Consul Gen. David Alward addresses the importance of trade with Canada. Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Berlin, 7:30-9 a.m. $15-20; preregister. Info, 229-5711.


CHICKENS 101: Andrew Judge of Seeds for Growth covers the basics of raising birds for meat and eggs. Fairfax Community Library, 10-11:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. C | JOSH PINKHAM MUSI TRI .13 | O FRI


EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT FOR EVERYONE: Assistant professor Orion Lewis shares his knowledge in “Authoritarian Evolution: How Commercialization and the Internet Are Fragmenting the Chinese Public Sphere.” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2-3 p.m. $5. Info, 846-5132.


‘1776’: See THU.12.






BOOK CLUB: Yogis deepen their practice through a discussion of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. Donations. Info, 448-4262. FRIDAY MORNING WORKSHOP: Wordsmiths offer constructive criticism on works in progress by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. PLATTSBURGH BIG READ: See WED.11. POEMCITY: PROPHECY & CONVERSATION: AN OFFERING OF VOICES: Writers Rosa Castellano and Bill Drislane combine history and poetics to create a collection that speaks from the past. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.


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SOCIAL JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM: Community members scope out opportunities to get involved with local organizations. Burlington

BURLINGTON AQUARIUM FISH, FRAG & REPTILE SWAP MEET: Visitors and vendors connect over locally bred species, DIY demonstrations and equipment for sale at this annual Tropical Fish Club of Burlington affair. Holiday Inn, South Burlington, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, dbanks@ INNER FLAME: THE METAPHYSICAL POP-UP SHOP: A carefully curated collection of distinctive magickal, ritual and ceremonial items tempts shoppers. Lucid Path Wellness, Montpelier, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, RUMMAGE SALE: See FRI.13, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


DEMETRI MARTIN: LOL! The comedian elicits big laughs as part of his Let’s Get Awkward tour. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $39.50-49.50. Info, 863-5966.


CREATE LIVING WALL ART: Crafters create custom wall hangings with succulent plants, colored sand and rocks, sipping mead samples all the while. Arrive 15 minutes early to register on-site. Colchester’s Mead Hall, 5-6 p.m. $20; limited space. Info,


BUNNY HOP DANCE & MOTHER’S DAY EVENT: People with developmental disabilities, their families and friends don their dancing shoes and bust a move. Crafts and refreshments round out the fun. Masonic Lodge, St. Albans, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 524-5197.

CONTRA DANCE: Luke Donforth 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. SECOND SATURDAY SWING DANCE: Quick-footed participants get into the groove. Bring clean shoes with non-marking soles. Champlain Club, Burlington, beginner lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8-10:30 p.m. $5. Info, 864-8382. ‘SHE WHO WALKS IN THE MOONLIGHT’: Myths, stories and rituals are interpreted through movement in a celebration of all things lunar. The Accaliae host this event benefiting the Vermont Family Network and Puppets in Education. North End Studio A, Burlington, 7 p.m. $15. Info, 373-4213.


EDCAMP VERMONT: Educators create the day’s schedule and address current topics at a learner-driven “unconference.” Centerpoint School, Winooski, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 488-7711.


COFFEE HOUSE: Friends and neighbors revel in live entertainment by local talent while noshing on snacks and sipping coffee. Proceeds support Howes Hall renovations. United Church of Northfield, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $10. Info, 279-7251. INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY MEETING PLACE: Brainstorming leads to forming activity groups for hobbies such as flying stunt kites and playing music. Presto Music Store, South Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 658-0030. LEGAL CLINIC: Attorneys offer complimentary consultations on a first-come, first-served basis. 274 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 383-2118. MAKE THE MAGIC: Cocktails and dinner prepare bidders for a live auction benefiting Camp Kesem at University of Vermont. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 6 p.m. $55-420. Info, vermont.mtm@

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CHAMPLAIN GAMES FESTIVAL: Players and developers connect at a family-friendly showcase of locally made digital and tabletop games. See calendar spotlight. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10-15; free for kids

under 10. Info, GREEN MOUNTAIN COMIC EXPO: Comic-book fans let their geek flags fly during two days of cosplay, panels, gaming and more. Barre Civic Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $12-60. Info, 857-8502.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘CERTAIN WOMEN’: Michelle Williams graces the silver screen in director Kelly Reichardt’s drama about the intersecting lives of three individuals in smalltown America. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, 3 & 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.

TIBETAN CUISINE: Two types of traditional stuffed bread are on the menu in a mouthwatering culinary class. Community Teaching Kitchen, City Market, Onion River Co-op, Burlington South End, noon-2 p.m. $5-10. Info, 861-9700.

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@

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.

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@

VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: See WED.11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

health & fitness

BUTI FLOW: Yogis benefit from power yoga and deep abdominal toning. Women’s Room, Burlington, 9 a.m. $16. Info,

‘NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD’: See FRI.13, Under One Roof Video Store, Plattsburgh, N.Y.

CAPOEIRA: A blend of martial arts, music and dancing challenges adults and kids. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 1-2 p.m. $12. Info,

‘ROOTED: CULTIVATING COMMUNITY IN THE VERMONT GRANGE’: The state’s agricultural heritage gets a starring role in a film about this national farmers’ organization. Middle Branch Grange, East Bethel, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 989-4723.

CLEARING THE SUBCONSCIOUS WORKSHOP: 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, 4-6 p.m. $18. Info, 318-6050.


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CAPITAL CITY WINTER FARMERS MARKET: Root veggies, honey, maple syrup and more change hands at an off-season celebration of locally grown food. City Center, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 793-8347.

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. ON-FARM MARKET: Locavores snag pasture-raised meats and other farm-fresh goodies in a low-key setting. No dogs, please. Maple Wind Farm Processing Facility, Richmond, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info, 434-7257. ROAST TURKEY SUPPER: Thanksgiving makes an offseason appearance at this taste bud pleaser, served buffet-style. Takeout is available. Vergennes United Methodist Church, 5-6:30 p.m. $5-9. Info, 877-3150.

‘LE DEUXIÈME SAMEDI’: Frenchlanguage speakers chat and chew in a casual atmosphere. La Villa Bistro & Pizzeria, Shelburne, noon-2 p.m. Free; preregister. Info,


Find club dates in the music section. CATAMOUNT ARTS BLUEGRASS NIGHT: Beg, Steal or Borrow 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.

DWEEZIL ZAPPA: Frank Zappa’s son honors his legendary father with his Choice Cuts! & NEW ENGLA tour. Spruce Peak Performing CKER N A D L B GR Arts Center, Stowe Mountain OO AH R A VE |S Resort, 7:30 p.m. $45-125. Info, A IC 760-4634.

CHOCOLATE TASTING IN BURLINGTON: Let’s go bar hopping! With the help of a tasting guide, chocoholics discover the flavor profiles of varieties such as toffee almond crunch and salted caramel latte. Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café, Burlington, noon-4 p.m. Free. Info, 864-1807. 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,



‘THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB’: An annual reunion between five southern women sets the stage for gabbing, giggling and meddling in this laugh-out-loud comedy presented by the Shelburne Players. Shelburne Town Center, 7:30 p.m. $12-15. Info, 343-2602.


‘CASTLE ON THE HILL, A TALE OF KING ARTHUR’: Vermont Youth Dancers put their own spin on the classic legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Mt. Mansfield Union High School, Jericho, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10-12. Info, 448-0893.


UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT CONCERT BAND: Larry Solt conducts a varied program featuring student musicians. University of Vermont Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3040.

High School, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $1020; free for high school students. Info, 863-2345, ext. 6.


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GUITAR OPEN MIKE: Instrumentalists test their talents onstage. Pickering Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4:305:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-5792.

NORTHERN FLYER: Four veteran Vermont musicians pick and strum their way through original and classic bluegrass numbers. Burnham Hall, Lincoln, 7:30-9 p.m. $10; free for kids and teens. Info, 388-6863. 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. 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, emilyarwenmott@ 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.

REHAB ROADHOUSE & JUSTIN PANIGUTTI: Hired Hand Brewing beers fuel an evening of live tunes. Vergennes Opera House, 7:30 p.m. $15. Info, 877-6737. SARAH BLACKER & NEW ENGLAND GROOVE ASSOCIATION: Rock, pop, indie folk and Americana sounds meld in the hands of the awardwinning singer-songwriter and her band. Brandon Music, 7:30 p.m. $20; $45 includes dinner; preregister. Info, 247-4295. SOCIAL BAND: The Burlington choral group celebrates spring with “All the Fields: Songs of Walking and Wandering.” See calendar spotlight. United Church of Hinesburg, 7:30-9 p.m. $15-18. Info, 355-4216. UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Melodies by Mozart, Beethoven and others come alive in a program conducted by Yutaka Kono. University of Vermont Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3040.


VERMONT FIDDLE ORCHESTRA: Gretchen Koehler serves as guest soloist at a recital of traditional and contemporary tunes. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 229-4191.

Night Lights” director discuss the opportunities and challenges of working in American television. Room 232, Axinn Center, Starr Library, Middlebury College, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.

YELLOW SKY QUARTET: Danielle O’Hallisey, Letitia Quante, Elizabeth Reid and Michael Close band together for an ear-pleasing performance. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7-9:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 279-7139.



BUD-BREAK BIRD MONITORING WALK: Woodcocks, vireos and tree sparrows, oh my! Avian enthusiasts head into the great outdoors in search of winged wonders. Office Building, Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, 8-10 a.m. Donations. Info, 434-3068. MONTHLY WILDLIFE WALK: Birders of all ages and abilities survey feathered friends and other species. Otter View Park, Middlebury, 7-10 a.m. Free. Info, 388-1007.


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, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 651-9692.


‘THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM’S WORLD OF FOOD: FROM POLICY TO PLATE’: Five local women bring their perspectives to a panel discussion focused on food systems in the NEK. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 7-9 p.m. $5. Info, 533-9075.


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CRAIG KARGES: Audience members can barely believe their eyes when the nationally recognized mentalist and illusionist reads minds, bends metal and makes tables float. Strand Center for the Arts, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. $20-40. Info, 518-563-1604, ext. 105. ‘THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB’: See FRI.13. ‘GOBLIN MARKET’: See THU.12, 3 p.m. METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD: ‘LUISA MILLER’: Plácido Domingo stars in a broadcast production of the Verdi opera about fatherly love. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, preshow talk, 11:45 p.m.; show, 12:30 p.m. $10-24. Info, 382-9222. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 12:30 p.m. $16-25. Info, 748-2600. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 12:30 p.m. $26-29. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘NOISES OFF’: See WED.11. ‘SPRING AWAKENING’: See THU.12.


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 Rutland, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 855-8078.

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BALKAN FOLK DANCING: Louise Brill and friends organize participants into lines and circles set to complex rhythms. Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 3:30-6:30 p.m. $6; free for firsttimers; bring snacks to share. Info, 540-1020. ‘CASTLE ON THE HILL, A TALE OF KING ARTHUR’: See SAT.14, 2-4 p.m.


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NIA WITH SUZY — MOVE. SWEAT. BREATHE.: See FRI.13. OPEN HOUSE: Shall we dance? Folks drop in for one class or stay for a day of lessons in bachata, salsa and other styles. See for details. DsantosVT Dance, Burlington, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 355-1818. SPRING DANCE SYMPOSIUM: Vermont Dance Alliance presents a day of networking, discovery and learning for the state’s movers and shakers. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Burlington, 10:45 a.m.-5 p.m. $30-50; preregister. Info,

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FEARN LICKFIELD: Known for her leadership of the Green Mountain Druid Order, the author presents The Bardic Book of Becoming: An Introduction to Modern Druidry. Ecstatic dance follows. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 6 p.m. Free. Info, 518-561-6920.

‘YOM HASHOAH’ HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY COMMEMORATION: Attendees watch the short documentary “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” and hear from executive producer Frederic Bohbot. Candles honor the memory of lives lost. Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, 1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 253-1800.


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USED BOOK SALE: Avid readers browse a wide array of titles. Wheeler House, South Burlington, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 846-4140.

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‘THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE’: Six quirky competitors face off in a fictional spelling bee in this musical comedy presented by the University Players. Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 2 & 7 p.m. $10-15. Info,



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WRITERS FOR RECOVERY WORKSHOP: Led by local author Gary Miller and documentarian Bess O’Brien, attendees put pen to paper and explore addiction, recovery and familial relationships. Waterbury Public Library, 10-11:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 244-7036.


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TECH HELP: Electronics novices bring their questions and devices to a hands-on help session with a trained troubleshooter. Fairfax Community Library, 9-11 a.m. Free. Info, 849-2420.


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See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD’: See FRI.13, Room 208, Yokum Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y. ‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS 3D’: See WED.11.

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CHOCOLATE TASTING IN BURLINGTON: See SAT.14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 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. CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES: Sweets lovers get hands-on in a make-and-take class with Lauren Deitsch of Unreal Candy. Community Teaching Kitchen, City Market, Onion River Co-op, Burlington South End, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 861-9700.

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GAMES PARLOUR: Strategic thinkers bring favorite tabletop competitions to play with others. Champlain Club, Burlington, 2-8 p.m. $5. Info,

health & fitness


HARMONIC OASIS SOUND BATH: Participants don eye masks and embark on a sonic journey of relaxing and restorative vibrations. BYO eye mask. Sacred Mountain Studio, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $10-20; preregister for a futon pad. Info, 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, balanceyogavt@gmail. com.


RUNNER’S RELEASE FOR THE HALF-UNPLUGGED: Designed to promote postrace recovery, a class for distance runners includes seated postures and long-held stretches. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 2:304 p.m. $10-15. Info, 448-4262.


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,


WASHING THE WORLD WITH SAT KRIYA: Chakras are in balance after this powerful practice aimed at honoring and healing the Earth. Chai Space, Dobra Tea, Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m. $18. Info, 318-6050.

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‘THE ANGEL AND THE SPARROW’: Classic songs such as “La vie en rose” enliven a new musical drama based on the real-life friendship between Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf. Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Montréal, 1:30 p.m. $52-66. Info, 514-739-7944.

‘SOCIAL IMPACTS AND RESPONSES TO OPIATE ABUSE IN OUR COMMUNITY’: Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan and Spectrum Youth & Family Services director Mark Redmond are among the panelists to tackle this hard-hitting topic. Mater Christi School, Burlington, 2-4 p.m. Donations. Info,



‘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@

Find club dates in the music section. JENNIFER BOWER: Joined by trumpeter Jim Duncan, the instrumentalist gives life to selections by Bach, Buxtehude and others in “Striking Themes for Organ and Trumpet.” The Congregational Church of Middlebury, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 388-7634. SOCIAL BAND: See SAT.14, Charlotte Congregational Church, 3-4:30 p.m. STRAIGHT NO CHASER: Neither straitlaced nor straight-faced, an all-male a cappella group delivers moving renditions of popular songs. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $39.5059.50. Info, 863-5966. VERMONT WIND ENSEMBLE: Compositions by the likes of Philip Sparke and Percy Grainger are part of a program conducted by Chris Rivers. University of Vermont Recital Hall, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3040. YELLOW SKY QUARTET: See SAT.14, Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier, 2 p.m. Donations. Info, 279-7139.


TAX DAY BIKE RIDE: Outdoor adventurers meet in Vergennes, then embark on a glorious Champlain Valley excursion. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister. Info, 660-2834.


MAKING FRIENDS & FINDING COMMUNITY AS AN ADULT: After hearing a talk by local author Ryan Kriger, grown-ups get to know each other in a casual environment. Marquis Theatre & Southwest Café, Middlebury, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info,


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.

RICK WINSTON: In “Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense,” the film buff references movie clips when tracing the arc of the iconic director’s career. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 2:30-5 p.m. $5. Info, 533-9075.

‘THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE’: See SAT.14, 2 p.m. ‘THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB’: See FRI.13, 2 p.m. THE METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD: ‘LUISA MILLER’: See SAT.14, Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 12:30 p.m. $26-29. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘NOISES OFF’: See WED.11, 5 p.m. ‘OUR TOWN’: Theater in the Woods Vermont offers a workshop presentation of Thornton Wilder’s iconic play about small-town living. Tinmouth Old Firehouse, 3 p.m. $10-20. Info, 235-2050.


DELICIOUS WORDS: Sweets by dessert chef Kim Hollister complement readings by writers Bill Drislane and Nancy Hinchliff. Dianne Shullenberger Gallery, Jericho, 4 p.m. $25; preregister. Info, 899-4993. PLATTSBURGH BIG READ: See WED.11. POEMCITY: VERMONT POETS AT VCFA: Megan Buchanan, Didi Jackson, Diana Whitney and others share their words, thoughts and emotions. Chapel, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. SO YOU THINK YOU WANT TO WRITE HISTORICAL FICTION: IT’S NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART: Aspiring authors join Angela Moody, writer of No Safe Haven, for a discussion of the art and process of penning prose based on the past. Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, Burlington, 2-3 p.m. Free. Info, 803-865-4556.

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CAREGIVER TEA: Those who tend to friends, loved ones and family members share stories over hot beverages. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3322.


MAH JONGG: See WED.11, Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3322.

CONTACT IMPROV: See WED.11, Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $4. Info, 864-7306. SALSA MONDAYS: Dancers learn the techniques and patterns of salsa, merengue, bachata and cha-cha. North End Studio A, Burlington, fundamentals, 7 p.m.; intermediate, 8 p.m. $12. Info, 227-2572.

Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 847-7222.

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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-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.


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ADVANCED TAI CHI CLASS: See FRI.13. EARLY COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT: Students and families A TALE OF KING ART HILL, HU R’ | get a lesson on the state-funded THE N CO EO UR program that allows Vermont’s TL TE S A S C high school seniors to complete their first year of college before graduating. Community College of Vermont, Winooski, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-0510.


JOB HUNT HELP: See THU.12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.




BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.11, 6:30 p.m. CHESS CLUB: Checkmate! Players make strategic moves and vie for the opposing king. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.


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talks ALL-LEVELS HATHA YOGA: See WED.11. BONE BUILDERS EXERCISE CLASSES: See WED.11. BUTI YOGA: See WED.11. DE-STRESS YOGA: Tension, be gone! A blend of breathing, alignment and awareness promotes strength, flexibility and relaxation. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6-7 p.m. Donations. Info, 878-4918. GENTLE HONEY FLOW: A slowmoving yoga class awakens the body for the week ahead. Women’s Room, Burlington, 12:15 p.m. $16. Info, MEDITATION: A group practice including sitting, walking, reading and discussion promotes mindfulness. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, POWER YOGA: Yogis move, sweat and rock out to fun music. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 6-7 p.m. $12. Info, studio@ 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. TIBETAN YOGA: A cleansing practice leads to greater clarity off the mat. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, noon-1:15 p.m. $12. Info, YIN YOGA: See SAT.14, noon-1:15 p.m. YOUR AGING EYES & MACULAR DEGENERATION: Ophthalmologist Brian Kim offers an overview of the latest information, research and treatment options for ocular conditions. There will be time for discussion and questions. Davis

ALYSSA GLEICHSNER: “RealWorld Zombies: How Parasites Manipulate Their Hosts to Get What They Want,” delivered by the assistant professor, fascinates biology buffs. 30 City Place, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-564-5279. HEIDI GRASSWICK: The Middlebury College professor appraises the challenges of integrating the goals of democracy with the practices of science. Rutland Free Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 773-1860. JANE LINDHOLM: The host of Vermont Public Radio’s “Vermont Edition” brings her years of experience to the Robert van de Velde Memorial Lecture “Objectivity in the Fake News Era.” Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 443-5320.


TECH HELP WITH CLIF: See WED.11, noon & 1 p.m.


PLATTSBURGH BIG READ: See WED.11. POEMCITY: REVISING REINVENTING A POEM: Penmen and -women bring drafts of difficult poems to a workshop with Kerrin McCadden. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 223-3338.



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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.

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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.


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POETRY READING & DISCUSSION: PUTTING POEMS INTO CONVERSATION: Lit lovers explore the ways in which various works of verse intersect through subject, theme, style and rhythm. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. VOICES OF COLOR SHOWCASE: People of color exercise their artistry when sharing stories and poetry. Light Club Lamp Shop, Burlington, 8-10:30 p.m. $1. Info, 660-9346.





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,





INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED WEST COAST SWING: Funloving folks learn the smooth, sexy stylings of modern swing dance. North End Studio A, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $11-16. Info, SWING DANCING: Quick-footed participants experiment with different forms, including the Lindy hop, Charleston and balboa. Beginners are welcome. Champlain Club, Burlington, 7:309:30 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.


CHEMISTRY CLUB MAGIC SHOW: Presto! Acts of science dazzle spectators. McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000. DANCE, PAINT, WRITE: DROP-IN: Creative people end their day with an energetic meditation, music, movement, intuitive painting, free writing and de-stressing. Expressive Arts Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $15. Info, 343-8172.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘INHERIT THE WIND’: Spencer Tracy stars in a drama centered

on the case of a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 & 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. ‘THE RAISING OF AMERICA’: The impact of investing in earlychildhood education hits the big screen at a viewing hosted by the Junior League of Champlain Valley. A panel discussion follows. Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 881-6244. ‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS 3D’: See WED.11.


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.11, 7 p.m.

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BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE SUNSTYLE TAI CHI, LONG-FORM: See THU.12, South Burlington Recreation & Parks Department, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 735-5467. BEGINNERS TAI CHI CLASS: See THU.12. 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. CHRONIC CONDITION? STRESS MANAGEMENT CAN HELP!: Individuals with a medically diagnosed stable chronic condition participate in eight weeks of Stress Management and Resiliency Training. University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 847-1089. 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.13, 5:30-6:30 p.m. GENTLE FLOW YOGA: See THU.12. 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, 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.11, Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 7:30-8:30 a.m. $12. Info, 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.14, 6-7 p.m. WOUND CARE WITH HERBS & INTELLIGENT RESPONSE: A hands-on class covers herbal applications for cuts, burns, and bites. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20. Info, 540-0595. YIN YOGA — A FIVE-WEEK SERIES: Students practice a slow and simple — but not always easy — style of yoga. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 6:45-8 p.m. $15 per class; preregister. Info, 540-0186.


HOMEOWNERSHIP/DIY SERIES: Home buyers learn the basics of purchasing an abode and indoor gardening. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 540-0406. SIC | JENNIFER BO WER .15 | MU SUN


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. UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHOIR: Professor David Neiweem directs student vocalists in their spring recital. University of Vermont Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3040.

CREATIVE NONFICTION: Readers give feedback on essays, poetry and journalism written 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.


GREG BRUNO: The journalist brings his expertise to a talk on his new title, Blessings From Beijing: Inside China’s Soft-Power War on Tibet. Phoenix Books Burlington, 7 p.m. $3. Info, 448-3350.


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.


DANIEL LUSK & ANGELA PATTEN: Lovers of verse hear from two Vermont poets. Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 472-5533.

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.

‘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.

30 field constructive feedback on original works. Pickering Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, btvpoetry@



CAMERON RUSSELL & ELI BENNETT: Through stories and images, the two speakers take listeners along on their 11-month, 12,000-mile bike trip from South America to Vermont. Carpenter-Carse Library, Hinesburg, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 482-2878. CLAYBORNE CARSON: Asked by the late Coretta Scott King to oversee the King Papers Project, the author delivers “‘Where Do We Go From Here?’: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Unanswered Question.” Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 443-5320.


INTRODUCTION TO HTML5 & CSS3: Tech-savvy students in this four-part workshop learn the base language supporting all web pages. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217.


‘NOISES OFF’: See WED.11, 7:30 p.m.


ALISON PRINE & BIANCA STONE: Two Vermont poets excerpt their respective collections, Steel and The Mobius Strip Club of Grief. Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0774. BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB: Readers voice opinions about Rabbit, Run by John Updike. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. BURLINGTON POETRY GROUP: Writers of verse ages 18 through

VEGAN VERSES: Locals Lizzy Fox and Holly Painter share original stanzas ahead of an open mic session. Pingala Café, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0110. WINE & STORY OPEN MIC: Prompts trigger first-person narratives told to a live audience. Shelburne Vineyard, 7:30 p.m. $5. Info, 863-1754.

WED.18 activism

TOXIC WHITENESS DISCUSSION GROUP: Peace & Justice Center representatives facilitate a conversation on the harmful effects of white supremacy on communities and individuals. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, noon1 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345.


KELLEY MARKETING GROUP BREAKFAST MEETING: Professionals in marketing, advertising, communications and social media brainstorm ideas for nonprofit organizations. Room 217, Ireland Building, Champlain College, Burlington, 7:45-9 a.m. Free. Info, 864-4067.




ROOTS OF PREVENTION AWARDS CELEBRATION & BREAKFAST: Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community recognizes local professionals working to make the Queen City a safer, healthier place. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 8-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 652-0997.



DROP-IN HIP-HOP DANCE: See WED.11. ‘GISELLE’: A doomed love affair ends in tragedy in a broadcast Bolshoi Ballet performance. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $6-18. Info, 748-2600. HIP-HOP DANCE: See WED.11.


FLOWERS AT FRESH TRACKS FARM: Oenophiles sip glasses of wine while creating eye-catching floral arrangements. Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery, Berlin, 5:30-7 p.m. $65. Info, 223-1151. HU CHANT: SOUND OF SOUL: Folks of all faiths lift their voices in a spiritual exercise followed by contemplation and conversation. Rutland Free Library, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-772-9390. PITCH IT, FAB IT: Innovative individuals present inventions, vying for support from University of Vermont’s Instrumentations and Modeling Facility. Generator, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister to participate. Info, 540-0761.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘COCO’: Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt voice characters in this 2017 animated adventure about a boy who enters the Land of the Dead to find his greatgreat-grandfather. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 6 p.m. $5. Info, 533-9075. ‘FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF’: Green thumbs go gaga over an immersive documentary about the inspirational designer and plantsman, shown as part of the Architecture + Design Film Series. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, 6 p.m. Free. Info, MOVIE NIGHT: Film buffs point their eyes toward the screen for a popular picture. Call for title. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. ‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS 3D’: See WED.11.

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COMMUNITY SUPPER: See WED.11. HEMP & HOPS DINNER: Five palate-pleasing courses showcase the culinary applications of hemp and cannabidiol. Zenbarn, Waterbury, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. $72. Info, 244-8134. VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: See WED.11.




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BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES: See WED.11. 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: See WED.11. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SPANISH: See WED.11.

seasonal migration will bring. Orwell Free Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 434-3068. WOOF! WHAT’S THE DOG SAYING?: A canine communication and safety lecture demystifies Fido’s body language. Friendly, quiet, on-leash dogs are permitted. The Tap Room at Switchback Brewing, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. $5-10; preregister. Info, 651-4114.




CURRENT EVENTS CONVERSATION: Newsworthy subjects take the spotlight in this informal discussion. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 878-4918. IDEAS ON TAP: ‘MYTH MATTERS: MEANING-MAKING AND THE MYTHS IN EVERYDAY MODERN LIFE’: Folklorists Kerry Noonan and Steve Wehmeyer lead a spirited discussion of how stories can take on significance — for good or ill. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0406. KYLE OBENAUR & BRENNAN GAUTHIER: With pictures and narratives, the speakers present “The Men Who Move Mountains: The Building of the Interstate Through Williston.” Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. LAURA STROUP: An LSC Department of Natural Sciences weekly seminar series continues with “Energy, Water and Climate.” Room S-102, Thaddeus Fairbanks Science Wing, Lyndon State College, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 626-6413.



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STUDENT PERFORMANCE RECITAL I: UVM music pupils showcase their skills on various instruments. University of Vermont Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3040.

SPRING BIRDING PRESENTATION: Folks flock to hear Otter Creek Audubon Society president Ron Payne speak about which species


‘NOISES OFF’: See WED.11, 7:30 p.m. RICK THOMAS: The world-touring magician leaves audience members spellbound with innovative illusions. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7:30 p.m. $3040. Info, 775-0903. ‘TIGERS BE STILL’: Vermont Stage actors present a comedy from the writer of “New Girl” that follows the misadventures of a young art therapist. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $29.7038.50. Info, 863-5966.


ANNE WALLACE & HOWARD RUSSELL: Parents perk up their ears for a facilitated discussion with two of the authors of “I’m Home!!”: A Manual for Providing Therapeutic Childcare. The Vermont Book Shop, Middlebury, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-2061. PAINTED WORD POETRY SERIES: EKPHRASTIC POETRY READING: Students and community members share original verse written in response to visual art. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, 6 p.m. Regular admission, $3-10; free for faculty, staff, students, members and kids 6 and under. Info, 656-0750.



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POEMCITY: PHYLLIS LARRABEE: Author of more than 40 collections, the writer shares her gift for verse. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

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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.

INTRODUCTION TO POWERPOINT: Those new to the program practice making slide shows, charts, footers and animation. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217.


POEMCITY: THETFORD CHAMBER SINGERS: Powerful literary texts meet complex choral arrangements in “Poetry and Song.” Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.




TEDX BROWNELL LIBRARY: Lifelong learners watch TED Talk videos centered on the theme of “Truth or Dare.” Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.




art EXPLORING ABSTRACTION: PAINTING WORKSHOP: Instructor: Jenny Nelson. This class is designed to open the mind to abstract concepts as students discover spontaneous ways to create dynamic marks and lines. Sat. & Sun., Apr. 14-15, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $250/person; $225/members. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 2538358,,





ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOPS: Do you have an interview project in mind but don’t quite know where to begin or how to proceed? Join us for Oral History: An Introduction, a Vermont Folklife Center workshop. The same workshop is being offered twice: April 13 in Middlebury and April 21 in Saint Albans. Fri., Apr. 13 & 21. Cost: $95/six-hour workshop. Location: Vermont Folklife Center & Saint Albans Museum, 88 Main St., 9 Church St., Middlebury, Saint Albans. Info: Vermont Folklife Center, Mary Rizos, 388-4964, mrizos@, WATERCOLOR: MOODS & FACETS OF WATER: Instructor: Robert O’Brien. Students will learn techniques from rendering a simple reflective puddle to a swift-moving mountain stream. Sat., May 5, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $110/person; $85/members. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358, education@helenday. com,

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Call 865-7166 for info or register online at Teacher bios are also available online. PHOTOGRAPHING POTTERY & CERAMIC ART: Learn how to take professional-quality digital images of your ceramic work in this hands-on workshop in our lighting studio. Whether you’re applying to art school, submitting work for an exhibition or putting


together a website, you’ll leave this workshop with techniques that will improve your images and enhance your presentations. Bring a selection of pieces. Wed., Apr. 18, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $45/person; $40.50/members. Location: Burlington City Arts, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7166.

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Choose from 1 to 5 days of art workshops for your child during Spring School Break. All basic supplies are included. Students must bring their bag lunch, and snacks will be provided. CRAZY CREATURES: Create awe-inspiring creatures out of the pages of your favorite book, from your favorite movie or your imagination. Will your creature have two or four heads? Will it be an animal or vegetable? You get to decide in this fun one-day camp that lets you get creative, through drawing, painting and craft. Ages 6-8. Wed., Apr. 25, 8-3 p.m. Cost: $70/ person; $63/members. Location: Burlington City Arts, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7166. PAINTING: This one-day camp is designed for the young painter who wants to go beyond the typical tempera. Join us at BCA’s painting studio to experiment with watercolors and acrylic on paper or canvas, large or small. Have fun while learning new techniques that will help you make even better paintings. Ages 6-11. Tue., Apr. 24, 8-3 p.m. Cost: $70/person; $63/members. Location: Burlington City Arts, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7166. PHOTOGRAPHY: Explore photography in our black-andwhite darkroom and digital lab! Campers will go on guided photo shoots and will create prints in this fun, hands-on day. Ages 9-11. Wed., Apr. 25, 8-3 p.m. Cost: $70/ person; $63/members. Location: Burlington City Arts, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7166.

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., Jun. 4-Jul. 9. Cost: $265/person for six classes; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, ADULT: BEGINNER CLAY: Instructor: Rik Rolla. Learn how to throw clay on the wheel. Explore centering, throwing, trimming and glazing. Gain confidence with hands-on demonstrations and one-on-one time with the instructor. Leave with several finished pieces. Gas reduction kiln and electric oxidation kiln are available for firing. Fri., 10 a.m.-noon, Jun. 8-Jul. 20; no class July 6. Cost: $265/ person for six classes; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School , 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, ADULT: DRAWING: Instructor: Kristen Maniscalco. 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. Mon., 6-8 p.m., Jun. 11-Jul. 30. Cost: $248/person for eight weeks; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648,, ADULT: EN PLEIN AIR: Instructor: Neil Berger. Learn the basics of open air landscape painting from how and where to set up your easel, to selecting your palate, to how to capture changing light. All levels are welcome. The atmosphere is supportive and respectful and ideal for those who like to be outdoors. Thu., 10 a.m.-noon, Jun. 14-Aug. 9; no class Jul. 5. Cost: $248/person for eight classes. Location: The

Shelburne Craft School , 64 Harbor Rd. , Shelburne. Info: 9 85-3648, info@, ADULT: INTRO TO WATERCOLOR: Instructor: Frances Cannon. Learn how to translate threedimensional objects into two-dimensional surfaces in watercolor through basic drawing techniques, how to set up a color palette, and how to apply basic color theory. We will also explore various approaches to texture and composition using seasonal inspiration and still life set ups. Thu., 6-8 p.m., Jun. 28-Aug. 23; no class Jul. 5. Cost: $248/person for eight classes. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, ADULT: MIXED-LEVEL WHEEL: Instructor: Sarah Wilson. 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. Tue., 6-8 p.m.; Jun. 5-Jul. 10 Cost: $265/person for six weeks; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

ADULT: MIXED-LEVEL WHEEL: Instructor: Rik Rolla. 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. Tue., 10 a.m.-noon, Jun. 5-Jul. 10. Cost: $265/person for six classes; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648,,

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., Jun. 6- Jul. 18; no class July 4. Cost: $265/person for six classes; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, 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, awkward and natural encounter with paint. Tue., 6-8 p.m., Jun. 12-Jul. 31. Cost: $248/ person for eight classes; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 9853648, info@theshelburne, theshelburne 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., Jun. 25-Aug. 27. Cost: $565/person for 10 classes; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, EXPLORATION IN WATERCOLORS: Instructor: Joel Popadics. Join a lively group of plein air watercolorists. Learn from demonstrations and time devoted to applying them to your own practice. Students can expect to make two paintings each day. Topics for the demonstrations will vary, including painting cows, handling the summer greens and composing the lake’s reflections. Sep. 17-20, Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $650/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, WORKSHOP: BRANCH TO SPOON: Instructor: Rob Palmer. At Rokeby Museum, learn to carve spoons from locally sourced green wood using hand tools you keep and traditional Swedish carving methods. Learn to identify appropriate species

of wood for carving spoons and other utensils. Learn about the anatomy of a spoon and carving safety and techniques. Sat., June 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $175/ workshop; includes materials and a set of carving tools to take home. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

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, 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, 227-2572,

design/build TINY HOUSE ‘GARDENEER’: In class: tool type and use, materials, parts of a house, lumber list, cut list. In the 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. vermonttinyhouses. com. Apr. 21 & 22. Cost: $250/ weekend; on-site camping avail.; pre-registration required. Location: Bakersfield, Vermont. Info: 933-6103, vermont

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,

empowerment PARALLEL NARRATIVES: In this six-week creative workshop, we will use metaphor to transform our life stories. Through guided exercises, performing artist Trish


Denton will introduce the group to the tradition of oral storytelling by drawing from folktales, fairytales, pop culture and mythology to craft empowering Parallel Narratives. Tue., May 1-Jun. 5, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $150/ series of six classes. Location: Railyard Apothecary, 270 Battery St., Burlington. Info: In Tandem Arts, 540-0595,, railyardapothecary. com/store/p200/Parallel_ Narratives%3A_Self-Direction_ through_Storytelling.html.

fitness RIPPED: THE ONE-STOP BODY SHOCK: This total-body program combines Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics and Endurance in ways that are fun, safe, doable and extremely effective. Along with driving, motivating music, participants jam through class with smiles, determination and strength. No boredom here! R.I.P.P.E.D. is tough, yet doable for all fitness levels. Tue., 6-7 p.m.; Sat., 9-10 a.m. Cost: $10/1-hour class. Location: North End Studio A, 294 North Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Tweak Your Physique, Stephanie Shohet, 578-9243, steph.shohet@, instructor/stephanie_shohet.

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BLACKSMITHING: MAKING A KNIFE: Your knife will be forged from 1084 high-carbon steel and have a handle made from local Vermont hardwood from currier forest products or maroon linen micarta. If time allows, we will make a sheath for the finished knife. Learn more about classes at Wed., May 16-Jun. 6, 6-9 p.m. Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: 540-0761. BLOCK PRINTING WITH THE LASER CUTTER: You no longer have to carve wood by hand to create printing blocks. The laser cutter can etch away the recesses from students’ hand-drawn or digital designs. After the blocks have been cut, the class will create the final prints on high-quality cardstock. Learn more about classes at classes. Mon., May 14 & 21, 6-9 p.m. Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: 540-0761. MAPLE & CHERRY BOX: Learn how to build a maple and cherry hardwood box in one of three styles (slip-cap-top, hinged or slide top) using all wood joinery. This class qualifies as WoodShop 1 & 2 Training for members. Learn more about classes at Wed., May 16-Jun. 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: 540-0761. VR 3D PRINTING: Virtual Reality makes it possible to create something from literally nothing! Using Virtual Reality (HTC vive) you will create your own 3D sculptures and bring them to life! Learn more about classes at Thu., May 31, 6-9 p.m. Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: 540-0761.

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kids MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMP: Catamount’s Mountain Bike Camp Program was established in 1994 and is now entering its 24th year. Last summer over 400 campers came through our program. Our facility offers a wonderful network of 20 miles of trails on nearly 500 acres of scenic and historical property conveniently located just 9 miles from Burlington and within easy access for much of Chittenden County and beyond. Our camps begin at age 6 years old and go up to age 16. In addition to our traditional coed mountain bike camps, we offer cross-country running camps, and for the big kids we have adult coed and women’s only mountain bike clinics. May 12-Aug. 10. Lower costs are associated with half-day camps. Location: Catamount Outdoor Family Center, 592 Governor Chittenden Rd., Williston. Info: Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Tag Carpenter, 879-6001, tagc@,

language LEARN SPANISH OR ENGLISH AT SWC: We provide high-quality, affordable instruction in the Spanish language for adults, students and children. Travelers


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, burlington

INTUITIVE AWARENESS, ENERGY WORK, E.F.T. & EXPRESSIVE ARTS: 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, Intuitive Coach and Energy Healer. Offered at Spirit Dancer, Sacred Mountain Studio, Great Tree Therapy and in the South End of Burlington. Location: Various locations around, Burlington. Info: Naomi Mitsuda, 658-5815,,

spirituality martial arts 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 skillappropriate. 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, 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 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 598-2839, julio@,

THE SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE OF OUR TIME: Carl Jung was one of the few psychiatrists to regard religion as an innate human instinct. This course explores what Jung meant by this, his condemnation of “creeds,” and his stress on spiritual literacy, symbology and finding meaning in life. The book we use,The Spiritual Adventure of Our Time, will be provided to participants. Led by Sue Mehrtens. Apr. 18, 25 & May 2, 9, 16 & 23. Cost: $75/ series. Location: Jungian Center for the Spiritual Sciences, 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury. Info: Sue, 244-7909.

tai chi BEGINNER TAI CHI IN BURLINGTON: At Long River Tai Chi Circle, we practice Cheng Man-ch’ing’s “simplified” 37 posture Yang-style form. The three pillars of our study are Form, Sensing Hands and Sword. Patrick is a senior instructor at Long River in Vermont and New Hampshire and will be teaching the classes in Burlington. Starts May 2, 9-10 a.m. Open registration through May 30. Cost: $65/ mo. Location: North End Studios, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Long River Tai Chi Circle, Patrick Cavanaugh, 490-6405,, 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,

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, 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,, 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@


EXPRESSIVE ARTS TRAINING FOR CARING PROFESSIONALS: Intended for clinicians, social workers, nurses, caregivers,

WISDOM OF THE HERBS 2018: Learn to identify herbaceous plants, trees and shrubs in fields, edges and woodlands, as well as weeds of the garden. Prepare wild edibles and herbal home remedies with intention and gratitude. Join a nurturing circle of fellow plant-lovers in a relaxed, grounded atmosphere. On-site camping available. All ages, all genders, all skill levels are welcome! Apr. 21-22, May 19-20, Jun. 16-17, Jul. 14-15, Aug. 11-12, Sep. 8-9, Oct. 6-7, Nov. 3-4, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $2,750/96 hours. Location: Wisdom of the Herbs School, 1005 County Rd., Woodbury. Info: Annie McCleary, 456-8122,,



BEGINNERS GARDENING COURSE: The Community Teaching Garden is a hands-on organic gardening course for adults. Participants learn how to plant, cultivate, harvest and preserve fresh vegetables. Registration has been extended to Apr. 15. Enroll at Fee includes use of individual plots and shared garden areas, seeds, seedlings, tools and materials. Mon. & Thu., May 7-Oct. 4, 6-8 p.m. $470/half plot, $520/full plot. Location: Ethan Allen Homestead, 1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington. Info: VT Community Network, 861-4769.


lesson package. Small classes or private lessons. Our online English classes are live, engaging, face-to-face interactions, not computer exercises. In our 12th year. See our website for complete information or contact us for details. In person or online. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: 585-1025, spanishparavos@, spanishwaterbury


MIX-MASTERING WITH DJ MITCHELL: For adults and teens 16+. This class is offered free to teenagers and 50% off to college students. Taught by DJ cRAIG mITCHELL. Tue. & Thu., Apr. 24-May 10, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $130/person. Location: Flynn Center, 153 Main St., Burlington. Info: 652-4543,,

teachers, body workers. Incorporate new skills and resources into your practice. Use for career development, physical/emotional healing, stress reduction and self understanding. Explorations in multi-modal processes, movement, art-making, spoken/written word, stress-reduction and self understanding. No previous experience required. Six approved CEUs from NASWVT. Sat., May 12, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $200 with 6 CEU, $180 without CEU; all materials included. Location: Expressive Arts Burlington, 200 Main St, #9, Burlington. Info: Michelle Turbide LICSW and Expressive Arts Burlington, Topaz Weis, 343-8172,, workshops.


ACRO-YOGA FOR FAMILIES: Instructed by Lori Flower & Jeff Mandell. May 13, 2-3 p.m. Cost: $25/family per session. Location: Flynn Center, 153 Main St., Burlington. Info: 652-4543,,

INTRO TO GREENHOUSE DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION: 4-SEASON FOOD SECURITY: Join Burlington permaculture and greenhouse guru Christopher Chaisson for a weekend intensive in scalable greenhouse design and construction for farm and homestead! We’ll explore greenhouse designs and strategies for maximizing productivity, stacking functions and honing in on techniques for building a familysize greenhouse. The course culminates in a start-to-finish construction of a backyard-size gothic-arch greenhouse. Sat. & Sun., Apr. 14 & 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $100-$180 sliding scale. Location: Eleven Acre Farm, 2044 Prindle Rd., Charlotte. Info: 495-1270,,



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After five years, Paper Castles make a triumphant return with Acceptionalism







he idea of American exceptionalism has held a prominent place in public discourse recently. Singer-songwriter Paddy Reagan, front man and creative force behind Burlington indie-rock band Paper Castles, tweaks that nebulous concept for the title of his group’s third full-length album: Acceptionalism. The affable, blue-eyed 34-year-old describes the pun — in stark contrast to the selfcongratulatory nature of exceptionalism — as “the ability to accept the grandiosity of existence, the good and the bad that come together, and the acceptance and celebration of it.” Along with self-acceptance, themes of insecurity and the loss of innocence feature heavily in the new album, which is the group’s strongest effort to date. However, calling Paper Castles a “group” requires an asterisk. Reagan founded it nearly a decade ago, and he’s the only member who’s remained constant. Many players have come and gone over the years. For certain outfits, the

dissolution of its original lineup could bands passing through the Onion City mean the end. And after a certain point club. “I didn’t even write songs until I of turnover, some artists may choose to rebrand with a new name — or bag it started working at the Monkey House,” Reagan tells Seven Days. completely and go solo. In its first form, Paper Castles was Yet Reagan has always kept Paper Castles alive as a band, which is a testa- a trio of Reagan, Peter Negroponte and Ian Kovac. The latter ment to his resilience and commitment to two would later perform in Boston experihis vision. The release of Acceptionalism feels mental group Guerilla Toss. simultaneously like a “I felt like I wanted to culmination of a decadedo something different,” long journey and also says Reagan. “Noise and the start of a new age. The group celebrates freak-folk music was the PAD D Y R E AGAN stuff that really hit me the new record on the most [at the time]. Thursday, April 19, at So, that’s kind of what the first iteration ArtsRiot in Burlington. Paper Castles first emerged in the of Paper Castles was: free-jazz musicians late 2000s while Reagan was working [playing] over these sad-bastard, quietas the talent buyer at the Monkey House ish songs.” in Winooski. As a former music student You can hear some of those inclinaat the University of Vermont, he wanted tions on the 2009 Paper Castles EP and to combine his background in jazz with subsequent 2011 full-length Bleating the modern aesthetics of the indie-rock Heart. A foundation of lethargic, dejected


indie rock, ambient textures and compositional experimentation lands the earlier works to the left of standard indie fare. “We were pretty open to do our own thing underneath the songs,” Negroponte says. “If there was anything that was ever too far out, [Reagan] was vocal about it in a kind, constructive way.” After Kovac and Negroponte left the band, Paper Castles went through something of a structural overhaul, with John Rogone and Brennan Mangan taking over bass and drumming duties, respectively. Wren Kitz and Jake Brennan would join soon after. Reagan breaks in his new recruits with one-on-one sessions before throwing them in with the other members, keying them in to the kinds of tones and mechanics he likes. “It was really the first time that I’d played drums in a legitimate rock band,” says Mangan of joining Paper Castles. “I had to learn how to play a lot less.” “Playing with Paper Castles and learning how to play parts that Paddy would like — that’s the stuff that stuck with me after leaving the band,” says Brennan, who appears on Acceptionalism but is no longer a member. The band’s current lineup includes Kitz, Mangan and bassist Liz Stafford, all of whom are also involved in other projects. “The fact that these three people show up at my house to play songs that I wrote is pretty fucking incredible,” says Reagan. As the band’s membership has changed, so has its sound. Nearly five years ago, Paper Castles released Vague Era, which centers on jangly, slacker-rock aesthetics while relegating the more ambient inclinations of previous efforts to the fringes. Though scraggly, the album foreshadowed the sharply defined pop rock of Acceptionalism. “I wanted to present the songs as they were,” Reagan says of the new LP. “I love texture, and I think it is present in the record. But I just felt like the songs I had written were presentable enough on their own.” That’s not to say the new album is a complete departure. Citing the album’s sharp breaks and “weird clouds of noise,” Rogone says Acceptionalism “retains that weirdness” from the earliest incarnations of Paper Castles. OUTSIDER ART

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some friends decided to overdo it — as freshman will do — and got a little spun and walked down to this concert to see whatever this band was.” Speaking from personal experience, I’m starting to wonder if “overdoing it” is a rite of passage for the first time you see viperHouse. “Over the next year or two, any time I saw Ray, I was like, ‘If I ever get a chance to play music with this guy, I’ll die happy,’” Wagner continues. As one of the state’s most in-demand axe-men, he’s fulfilled his 18-year-old self’s dream of sharing a stage with Paczkowski many times over. “It was the first time I encountered any kind of music like that,” Wagner explains. “It was this SOUNDBITES

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Higher Ground is taking the entirety of April to celebrate its 20th anniversary. As I pointed out two weeks ago, the club is more than doubling its efforts throughout the month by offering a jam-packed cavalcade of superstars, hometown heroes, and up-and-comers. The South Burlington nightclub’s actual anniversary falls on Sunday, April 15, and that evening’s entertainment in the HG Ballroom is all about the local love. Originally, the lineup included a VIPERHOUSE reunion. But the elder statesmen of acid funk had to cancel because one of its members had a medical emergency. As PHISH front man TREY ANASTASIO wrote in a March 21 Facebook post, viperHouse keyboardist RAY PACZKOWSKI (TREY ANASTASIO BAND, SOULE MONDE) recently had a tumor removed from his brain. He’s expected to make a full recovery but understandably isn’t up to performing as scheduled. But the show must go on! Alongside psych-pop masters MADAILA and all-female ska collective STEADY BETTY, a special assemblage known as the HG ALL-STAR MOSAIC take the headlining slot. Guitarist BOB WAGNER (KAT WRIGHT) leads the supergroup, which also includes JOSH WEINSTEIN (KAT WRIGHT), BRETT LANIER (the BARR BROTHERS), SEAN PREECE (the WELTERWEIGHTS), and TYLER MAST and STEVE HADEKA (both of JOSH PANDA & THE HOT DAMNED). “I’ve been doing these shows for the past year and calling them mosaics,” Wagner tells Seven Days by phone. “I’ve done a handful of them with

players from other bands. We weave all kinds of weird twists and turns into the set lists.” Essentially a one-off cover band, the group plans to bring to life the work of TOM PETTY, the BAND, PINK FLOYD, TALKING HEADS, VULFPECK and others. (And speaking of Vulfpeck, if ever there were a band that could instantly sell out Higher Ground, the LA-via-Michigan funksters are it.) For Wagner, the event has special significance. He’s celebrating his 20th anniversary of moving from the Jersey Shore to Vermont, and his connection with Paczkowski goes back to his first week in the Green Mountains. “I moved to Vermont to start college at Johnson State, [and] the first live music I encountered was viperHouse,” he says. “On the second day of school, me and

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Made for Walking Australian singer-songwriter Bex Chilcott escaped a troubled home as a

teenager and traveled the world. She eventually landed in the American music hub of Nashville, Tenn., where she

THE DAILY PLANET: Joe Percy (rock), 8 p.m., free.

performs with the glittery moniker RUBY BOOTS. Her 2018 album, Don’t Talk About It, dials in a crisp take on pop-leaning

FOAM BREWERS: Familiar Faces (jam), 6:30 p.m., free.

Americana. Backed by the Dallas all-star ensemble the Texas Gentlemen, Chilcott veers from the rootsy sounds of her

HALF LOUNGE: AQUG (bass music), 10 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

previous album, Solitude, swapping out acoustic guitars for electric amid a cleaner, punchier production aesthetic. Catch Ruby Boots on Friday, April 13, at Radio Bean in Burlington.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. Al Moore Blues Band, 9:30 p.m., free.

RADIO BEAN: Kelsey Birk (doom-folk), 7 p.m., free. Troy Millette (folk-rock), 8:30 p.m., free. BREA & the Baskets (indie), 10:30 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE: Andriana Chobot (singer-songwriter), 4 p.m., free. The Tricksters (rock), 7 p.m., $5. DJ Craig Mitchell (open format), 11 p.m., $5.

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

RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ KermiTT (eclectic), 10 p.m., $5.

SIDEBAR: Hotel Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.

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

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Comedy & Cupcakes (standup), 7 p.m., $5. Songs in the Key of Slink (improv), 8:30 p.m., $5.

SIDEBAR: L-Yeah (eclectic), 8 p.m., free. Haitian (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

chittenden county

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Gumbo Yaya (rock, world), 8 p.m., free.

CITY SPORTS GRILLE: Interactive Video Trivia with Top Hat Entertainment, 7:30 p.m., free.


JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Bluegrass Session, 7 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Bison, Adrian Aardvark, DJ Disco Phantom (indie), 8:30 p.m., $5/10. 18+.



STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m., free.


CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: All Request Video, 9 p.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: D. Davis (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., donation. Cookie’s Hot Club (gypsy jazz), 8 p.m., free. WHAMMY BAR: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.


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


MOOGS PLACE: Django Soulo (singer-songwriter), 8:30 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Ryan Sweezy (rock), 7:30 p.m., free. DuPont & Deluca Duo (folk), 9 p.m., free. DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 11 p.m., $5.

RADIO BEAN: Friday Morning Sing-Along with Linda Bassick & Friends (kids’ music), 11 a.m., free. Jesse Taylor (folk), 7 p.m., free. King Arthur Junior (roots-rock), 8:30 p.m., free. Ruby Boots (rock, Americana), 10 p.m., $10. The Giant Peach (indie rock), 11:30 p.m., $5.

NECTAR’S: Gnomedad, Honeycomb (psych-fusion), 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+.

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: David Lindley (folk, blues), 8 p.m., $25/28.

JUNIPER: Dr. Sammy Love (soul, pop), 9 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free. Magic Beans, Waker, Seamus the Great (jam), 9 p.m., $7.


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

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Steve Earle & the Dukes, the Mastersons (country), 8 p.m., $32/35.

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Hambone Relay (jazz, funk), 10 p.m., free.

JUNIPER: Peterman Quartet (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

HALF LOUNGE: Sean Kehoe (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. Four-D (hip-hop), 9 p.m., free.

mad river valley/ waterbury ZENBARN: Zach Nugent’s Acoustic Dead (Grateful Dead tribute), 7 p.m., free.

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

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

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

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

FINNIGAN’S PUB: DJ Craig Mitchell (open format), 10 p.m., free. FOAM BREWERS: Seba Molnar Quartet (jazz), 7 p.m., free. HALF LOUNGE: SVPPLY & Bankz (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., $5-10. Aaron Lucci Quintet (latin jazz), 10:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. The Wormdogs, Papa’s Porch (rock), 9:30 p.m., $3/5. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Alex Smith (folk), 7 p.m., free. House Sparrow (indie folk), 8:30 p.m., free. Quanstar (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. Possibly Human (hip-hop), 11:30 p.m., free.

chittenden county

BACKSTAGE PUB & RESTAURANT: Trivia, 9:30 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: Selector Sets with Waking Windows Crew (vinyl DJs), 7 p.m., free. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Shellhouse (rock), 7 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Ben Slotnick (bluegrass), 7:30 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Moulton & Whipple, the Frozen Finger Boys (bluegrass), 6 p.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: Michael Schiller Jazz Project, 8 p.m., free.


RED SQUARE: Red Hot Juba (country, jazz), 7 p.m., free. D Jay Baron (mashup, hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.


ARTSRIOT: Mal Maiz (cumbia), 8:30 p.m., $8.

RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

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

SIDEBAR: The Hydes, Staygold & the Ponyboys, the Dead Shakers (indie), 9 p.m., free.

mad river valley/ waterbury

DRINK: RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing Party with Nikki Champagne, Emoji Nightmare and Marjorie Mayhem, 7:30 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Cameron Esposito (standup), 7 p.m., $15-27. The Daily Grind: Jory Raphael (improv), 9 p.m., $5.


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

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

ZENBARN: Funk Shui, 9 p.m., free.

middlebury area

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: James Towle (rock), 8:30 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: DJ Da.Root (hits), 10 p.m., free.

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

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

northeast kingdom

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Swimmer (jam), 8:30 p.m., $18/20.

PARKER PIE CO.: Blue Fox (blues), 7:30 p.m., free.

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Through the Roots, the Late Ones (reggae, rock), 7:30 p.m., $14/16.

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

outside vermont

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



ARTSRIOT: Vundabar, Ratboys, Father Figuer (indie rock), 8 p.m., $12/14. BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Tiffany Pfeiffer (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Mark Farina, Luis Calderin, Cousin Dave (house, EDM), 9 p.m., $20/25. FOAM BREWERS: The High Breaks (surf), 8 p.m., free.

JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Leno, Young & Cheney (rock), 6 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: Untapped: A Night of Burlesque and Drag, 9 p.m., $10. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: The Natural Selection (rock), 5 p.m., free. Bombay (covers), 9 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Edward Jahn (house), 9 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Jason Baker (singersongwriter), 6 p.m., free. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Bishop LaVey (acoustic), 6 p.m., free. Different Strokes, Django Soulo (The Strokes tribute), 9 p.m., free. FRI.13

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huge, Holy shit, where have I moved to? moment. I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I can’t believe I live here now.’” In addition to the aforementioned players, special guests include RYAN MILLER (GUSTER), JOSH PANDA, MARK DALY (Madaila), LOWELL THOMPSON, MATT HAGEN MC and Kat Wright. “There’s a fun, spontaneous element,” says Wagner. “It’s like a musician’s Thanksgiving.” A portion of the concert’s proceeds will bolster Paczkowski’s convalescence.

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On Saturday, Girls Rock Vermont hosts its annual Rock Lotto event. The nonprofit organization is known for its summer day camps aimed at female and gender-nonconforming musicians ages 8 through 18. Rock Lotto, a daylong challenge, invites female musicians to team up for a special feat of endurance. Here’s how the project works: Entrants sign up ahead of time via a Google doc on the Facebook event page, noting which instrument(s) they play. Next, participants are randomly grouped together via lottery to form a new band for the day. Teams meet up at Radio Bean in the morning and have until evening to write, arrange and perfect a three- or four-song set. Each group presents its work at a showcase later that night. For this year’s happening, GRV teams up with like-minded group the Tuned In collective, which seeks to provide support and resources for femaleidentifying instrumentalists, singers and songwriters in Vermont’s music scene. All proceeds from the event support theUntitled-54 two groups. The challenge sounds like the perfect combination of fellowship and stress. For more information, visit 

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One of the Seven Days music editor’s prime duties is to compile the weekly club listings. It can be a tedious task. But in terms of spreading the word about happenings throughout the state, it’s one of the most essential. And the process provides a window into any trends that may be unfolding. When I was inputting some upcoming dates last week, I noticed an unusually high incidence of surf music happening in the near future. Since most weeks go by with hardly a quivering, beachy lick, the string of shows stood out. Perhaps I had surf-rock on the brain because I was simultaneously digging into the TSUNAMIBOTS’ new record. (More about that on page 63). If you’re a fan of the genre, you can treat yourself to a three-night run of surf-tastic tunes this week. On Friday, April 13, head over to Burlington’s Foam Brewers for locals the HIGH BREAKS. The following evening, the ’bots celebrate their album release at Hostel Tevere in Warren. And the hat trick concludes on Sunday night with Columbus, Ohio’s CANADIAN WAVES at Radio Bean in Burlington. The following week, keep riding the wave with some Peruvian garage-surf courtesy of LOS SAICOS tribute act ASPERO SAICOS. The ROUGH FRANCIS-associated group opens for SHE-DEVILS on Saturday, April 21, at the Monkey House in Winooski. Finish off the unofficial surfrock marathon with Philadelphia’s DRY REEF on Monday, April 23, at Radio Bean.

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GUSTO’S: Joe Sabourin (folk), 5 p.m., free. MIRAGE (rock), 9 p.m., $5.

Parsonsfield (jam, Americana), 8:30 p.m., $15/18. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Colter Wall, Jade Bird (Sold Out) (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $15/17.


POSITIVE PIE (MONTPELIER): Night Protocol (synth-wave, ’80s covers), 10 p.m., $5.

JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Shellhouse (rock), 6 p.m., free.

SWEET MELISSA’S: Big Hat No Cattle (honky-tonk), 5:30 p.m., free. The Brevity Thing (rock, folk), 9 p.m., $5.

MONKEY HOUSE: Edensong, Zeus Springsteen (progressive rock), 8 p.m., $3/8. 18+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Third Shift (rock), 5 p.m., free. Sammich (jam), 9 p.m., free.

WHAMMY BAR: Kelly Ravin and Halle Toulis (country), 7 p.m., free.

STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Shinola (rock, alt-country), 7:30 p.m., free.


EL TORO: Fred Brauer (rock), 7 p.m., free.


MOOGS PLACE: Chris Lyon (solo acoustic), 6 p.m., free. Kind Bud’s Kind Dubs (jam), 9 p.m., free.

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Irish Session, 2 p.m., donation. Hillary and Andy Leicher (covers), 6 p.m., free.

TRES AMIGOS & RUSTY NAIL STAGE: Masta Ace, Mr. Burns, Jarv (hip-hop), 8:30 p.m., $14/18.

CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Will Hatch & Co. (Americana), 9 p.m., free.

middlebury area

ESPRESSO BUENO: Jazzyaoke (live jazz karaoke), 7:30 p.m., $5.

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Mr. Doubtfire, Aliendog, Humble Hero (punk), 8:30 p.m., free. HATCH 31: Magic City Magic Hour with Michael Chorney and Friends (folk, blues), 6:30 p.m., free.

champlain islands/northwest

TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Christine Malcolm Trio (folk), 7 p.m., free.

outside vermont


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sound like they emerged from the depths of a rancid bog

on a moonless night. They strain the darkest, most rattling elements from murky genres such as goth, industrial and in a disorienting but undeniably mesmerizing union. Doomsday synths and heavily processed vocals obliterate the

MOOGS PLACE: Woodshed Rats (Americana), 9 p.m., free.

intermittent glimmers of sunshine that penetrate the group’s sonic pall. Freak Heat Waves perform on Tuesday, April

TRES AMIGOS & RUSTY NAIL STAGE: Zappa After-Party with Seth Yacovone Band (blues, rock), 9 p.m., $5/7.

MONOPOLE DOWNSTAIRS: Happy Hour Tunes & Trivia with Gary Peacock, 5 p.m., free.

BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Jeff Wheel (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.

(rock), 8 p.m., $5. DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 11 p.m., $5.

CLUB METRONOME: Steve Hofstetter: The Grassroots Tour (comedy), 6 p.m., $20.

NECTAR’S: Get Wet for Chauncey: A Benefit for Lake Champlain featuring the Get Wet All-Stars, Dr. Rick (jam), 8 p.m., $10.


ARTSRIOT: Julien Baker, Tancred (Sold Out) (indie folk), 8:30 p.m., $8/10.


EL TORO: Chris Lyon (solo acoustic), 7 p.m., free.

17, at the Monkey House in Winooski. FELL RUNNER and locals the ONLYS add support.


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

new wave and reassemble them into a hulking monstrosity. Discordant riffs and cacophonous soundscapes collide

MONOPOLE: The Melting Nomads, Scott Hannay of Mister F (rock, funk), 10 p.m., free.

OLIVE RIDLEY’S: John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band, Ausable Branch, 8 p.m., $20.


SWEET MELISSA’S: Andy Pitt (blues), 6 p.m., free. Queen City Cabaret (drag), 9 p.m., $10.

FOAM BREWERS: Papa’s Porch (bluegrass), 8 p.m., free. HALF LOUNGE: Fun House (house), 10 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Zach Nugent (Grateful Dead tribute), 9 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Girls Rock Vermont’s Rock Lotto

Outsider Art « P.58 Indeed, the song “Daily Mail” begins with reversed screeching guitar samples before kicking into its dueling lead guitar lines and herky-jerky drumbeat. “Honest Little Me” drowns in extended, swirling piano and acoustic guitar riffs. But punchy, hook-driven rock drives the record. Acceptionalism’s recording process was different from that of past releases. Largely tracked with Ryan Power at his Stu Stu Studio, Reagan sat on the partially finished recordings for almost a year before finalizing them in 2017. “I didn’t feel great about the songs in

RADIO BEAN: Rob Duquette (folk, rock), 11 a.m., free. Rubber Soul: An Acoustic Beatles Evening, 8:30 p.m., free. Avery Cooper Quartet (jazz fusion), 10 p.m., $5. Erin & the Wildfire (soul, funk), 11:30 p.m., $5.

their four-part existence,” he says, explaining why the record took so long to complete. “I gave myself an opportunity to get them to a place where I felt good presenting them.” He spent the better part of a year recording overdubs at home, including all of the synth lines. The arrangements are thus fuller, more dynamic and more interesting. “Every [musical] part should sound good on its own,” says Reagan, noting that any one instrumental line in a given song should sound interesting if isolated. As the album’s title hints, Reagan loves wordplay. That’s evident in the closing lines of the weepy, downtrodden

RED SQUARE: Left Eye Jump (blues), 4 p.m., free. Bombay (covers), 7 p.m., $5. Luis Calderin (open format), 11 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Raul (salsa, reggaeton), 6 p.m., free. DJ Reign One (EDM), 11 p.m., $5. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: DJ Dodg3r (EDM, hits), 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Reid (folk), 7 p.m., free. SVPPLY (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): About Time (funk, jazz), 8 p.m., free.

mad river valley/ waterbury

SMITTY’S PUB: Troy Millette and Dylan Gombas (folk-rock), 8 p.m., free.

CORK WINE BAR & MARKET (WATERBURY): Papa Greybeard and Friends (blues), 6 p.m., free.

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

HOSTEL TEVERE: The Tsunamibots, the Brand New Luddites, Blowtorch, Comrade Nixon, Stymied (surf, punk), 7 p.m., $5.

chittenden county HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: The Mallett Brothers Band featuring Jon Fishman,

“The Inbetweens” when he sings, “And everyone else is hanging out / And I’m just hanging in.” Throughout Acceptionalism, Reagan returns to adolescent feelings of isolation, of being on the outside. “When you have a loss of innocence, like getting your heart broken for the first time or kissing someone for the first time, there’s a real flag that’s planted,” he says. While teenage growing pains provided Reagan with fertile songwriting fodder, he says he doesn’t want listeners to get the wrong idea. “I don’t want [people] to think I’m obsessed with my time in high school,


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because I’m not like, ‘Those were the best years of my life,’” he explains. Instead, reconciling the awkwardness and angst of adolescence form the core of Acceptionalism, both the album and the mantra. “More so,” Reagan says, “I’m like, ‘Those were the hardest years that I’ve experienced for so many different reasons.’” m Contact:

INFO Acceptionalism is available at papercastles. on Friday, April 13. Paper Castles celebrate its release on Thursday, April 19, 8:30 p.m., at ArtsRiot in Burlington. $10. AA.


REVIEW this The Tsunamibots vs Brand New Luddites, Man vs Machine

But a human uprising has emerged: Brand New Luddites. Colonel Malware, Private Power Surge, Captain Virus and Corporal Blue Screen of Death — who look quite similar to the anthropoid hosts that their cybernetic adversaries manipulate to communicate with the masses — challenge the Tsunamibots to an ultimate battle royale of rip-roarin’ bar chords and metallic fury. Over 12 tracks evenly split between the two

factions, Man vs Machine documents the clash for Earth’s dominion. As the challengers, the Brand New Luddites have the first say — literally. Unlike the ’bots, who largely interface through instrumental communication, the Luddites are a fully lyrical camp. “Complacent” begins with a syncopated surf beat and cascades of arpeggiated chords before exploding into a righteous four-on-the-floor beat. As a condemnation of screen culture, Colonel Malware sings, “Now I’m so productive / I’m in the palm of my hand / My new obsession / I’m on demand.” Moving into their second wave, on “Internet Race” the Luddites kick things up about a bajillion notches with furious riffs and pugnacious beats. They keep the vitriol flowing on subsequent track “Pressure 110117,” a militaristic banger with descending minor chords and a roiling bass line. The Luddites shred fiercely on “Acolytes.” The uprising’s last stand is a vehement declaration of independence from all things technological.

Picking up where their corporeal counterparts left off, the Tsunamibots respond with a stinging volley of blaring riffs and rubbery surf chords on “010010.” “Programmable Dudes” recalls ’90s alt-rock with its slower pace and chunky chord progression. In a calland-response, a robotic voice says, “Programmable,” while a chorus of humanlike voices answers, “Dudes!” A haunting, fingerpicked melody opens the final track, “Android Anxiety.” A churning vortex of licks and thrashing hi-hats ultimately leads the track back to its stirring beginning. So, who wins the war? Both humans and robot overlords are evenly matched throughout this high-concept surf-rock opera. Listeners will have to choose a side for themselves. Man vs Machine will be available at on Friday, April 13. The Tsunamibots and the Brand New Luddites celebrate its release on Saturday, April 14, at Hostel Tevere in Warren.

by Tom Lowell, the comic-book-style cover features a seven-eyed monster ready to devour band members Jeff Foran, Matt Cassani, Tyler Daniel Bean and Benjamin Cobane. This image combined with the band’s interests listed on Facebook — “Sci-fi, cartoons, comic books, and pen and paper games”

— reveal the musicians’ nerdtastic leanings. When it comes to the album’s 10 songs, produced by the band and Joe Cross, Doom Service get down to business with the genre’s signature fast tempos, distorted guitars and catchy melodies. The most earworm-y song of the bunch may be “Monsters Are Due on Maple Street,” with its infectious, braininvading chorus. “Ectocooler” goes full steam ahead with lines such as “Forging forward, never looking back / Train’s going forward / Never going to stop!” The fervent backing vocals are bound to have fans yelling along at shows. “Collider” and “Nothing Important” are full-on rockers propelled by Cobane’s powerhouse drumming. There’s not a weepy ballad to be found on this album, recorded last year at Flea Garden Audio in Plattsburgh, N.Y., the Office Collective in South Burlington and HMS in Seattle, Wash.

While these are all original songs — including lyrics by former member Roy Larsen on two tracks — pop-punk pundits may hear shades of genre compatriots. On “The Other Iron Sheik,” Foran’s vocals veer into nasally Davey Havok territory. The lyrics in “Miner Forty-Niner,” which opens with an audio clip from “ScoobyDoo,” allude to dark, anxiety-inducing forces à la Say Anything’s Max Bemis. Perhaps it’s true that, as Amanda Petrusich put it in that New Yorker article, pop punk has “invaded young hearts and minds as an artifact” from a time that doesn’t “seem marred by a vast pessimism.” Or maybe bands like Doom Service reveal a simpler truth about pop punk: It’s just plain fun. The Uncanny Doom Service is available at doomservice.bandcamp. com. Catch Doom Service with Mr. Doubtfire and Why Nona on Sunday, April 15, at SideBar in Burlington.


A war is brewing in Vermont’s Mad River Valley. No, it’s not a skirmish between skiers and snowboarders. It’s a primordial conflict that stems back to the dawn of civilization — specifically to the first time early man got his foot run over by his wheel. (Early woman warned him that it would happen if he didn’t look where he was going, but, of course, he didn’t listen.) Flash forward to 2016. Robotic surfpunks the Tsunamibots — composed of automatons Tomadore 64, the Main Frame and the Master Circuit — declared their intent of global domination on the exhilarating LP The Crushing. Their plan: Surf, surf some more and crush all humans. And, until now, things were going swimmingly.

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Though its heyday ended in the late 2000s, pop punk hasn’t left pop culture. In August 2016, while the “Dammit” hit makers were touring a new record, the New Yorker published a piece called “Reviving the Pop-Punk Innocence of Blink-182.” Just a few months ago, in the fall of 2017, Rolling Stone compiled a list of the 50 greatest pop-punk albums. The genre that the magazine described as “punk’s most lovable, lovelorn offshoot” still holds a special place in the hearts of many, Burlington band Doom Service included. The cover of Doom Service’s first full-length LP, The Uncanny Doom Service, gives listeners a glimpse of what the guys are all about. Illustrated


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ZENBARN: Zack DuPont and Dan Ryan (folk), 9 p.m., free.

RADIO BEAN: Amber Belle (folk), 7 p.m., free. Katie Lyon (Americana), 8:30 p.m., free. Colly (indie-pop), 10:30 p.m., free. Saxsyndrum (electronic, jazz), 11:30 p.m., free.


middlebury area

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

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

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SIDEBAR: Hotel Karaoke, 9 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Stories From the Forest, Stories From the Heart (storytelling), 7 p.m., free.

TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Cooie & Sergio (rock, blues), 7 p.m., free.

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VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Standup Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. Class Act (sketch comedy), 8:30 p.m., $3.

PARKER PIE CO.: Open Mic, second Saturday of every month, 8 p.m., free.

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CITY SPORTS GRILLE: Interactive Video Trivia with Top Hat Entertainment, 7:30 p.m., free.

MONOPOLE: Cycles (rock, jazz), 10 p.m. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Matt Seiple (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., free.



FOAM BREWERS: Brightbird (folk), noon, free. HALF LOUNGE: Comedy Open Mic and Showcase, 8 p.m., free. STRYTLLR (hip-hop), 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., $3. RADIO BEAN: Pete Sutherland and Tim Stickle’s Old Time Session (traditional), 1 p.m., free. Joe Adler (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. Strangled Darlings (Americana), 8:30 p.m., free. Canadian Waves (surf, garage), 10:30 p.m., free. Snailmate (synth-pop, hip-hop), midnight, free. SIDEBAR: Doom Service, Mr. Doubtfire, Why Nona (punk), 9 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Improv Class Show, 6:30 p.m., free. Standup Class Show, 8 p.m., free.

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HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: The HG All-Star Mosaic, Madaila, Steady Betty (eclectic), 7 p.m., $25/27. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: JD McPherson, Jake La Botz (rock), 8 p.m., $18/20.

Shake It Off Is it a good thing or a bad thing if Taylor Swift puts one of your songs on her personal

Spotify playlist? Surely the exposure is appreciated, but it’s probably a little bit weird for a burgeoning artist to be thus connected to such a divisive superstar — especially if Tay Tay picks one of your covers over an original. Such is the case for YOKE LORE, whose acoustic version of Savage Garden’s “Truly Madly Deeply” earned a spot on the “Love Story”

singer’s recent mix. Hopefully the Brooklyn songwriter’s endearing blend of folk and electro-pop will endure beyond

MONKEY HOUSE: Ever Been to a Bar Trivia Night on Weeeeed? (cannabis trivia), 6 p.m., $10. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Bluegrass Jam Session, 7:30 p.m., free.


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

Lounge in South Burlington. FRENSHIP headline.

SWEET MELISSA’S: D. Davis (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., donation. John Lackard Blues Jam, 8 p.m., free.



THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Ukulele Kids with Joe Beaird (sing-along), 9:30 a.m., free.

HALF LOUNGE: Four-D (house, hip-hop), 9 p.m., free.

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

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Lamp Shop Lit Club (open reading), 8 p.m., free. Speaking in Tongues (hip-hop), 9:30 p.m., free.

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

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MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., free.

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

NECTAR’S: Metal Monday #239 featuring Barishi, Replacire, Savage Hen, 9 p.m., $5/10. 18+.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Queer Faith: A Live Storytelling Event, 7:30 p.m., free.

RADIO BEAN: Art Herttua and Ray Caroll (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. Kristin Meyer (singersongwriter), 8:30 p.m., free. Fossa (progressive rock), 10:30 p.m., free.

LINCOLNS: Laugh Shack (standup), 8:30 p.m., $5.


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.


HALF LOUNGE: DJ Taka (eclectic), 10 p.m., free.

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Ian Greenman (singer-songwriter), 9:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Tuesday Bluesday Blues Jam with Collin Craig and Friends, 7 p.m., free. Dead Set (Grateful Dead tribute), 9:30 p.m., $5. 18+.

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

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: John Popper, Katrina Woolverton (blues, rock), 8 p.m., $30/33.

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


SIDEBAR: Seth Yacovone (blues), 7 p.m., free. Blackout Barbie and SVPPLY (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Eric Friedman (folk), 11 a.m., free.

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Frenship, Yoke Lore (indie), 7:30 p.m., $15/17.

this fleeting blip on the fame meter. Check out Yoke Lore on Wednesday, April 18, at the Higher Ground Showcase

RADIO BEAN: Marcie Hernandez (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. Grup Anwar (classical Arabic), 8:30 p.m., free. Danza Del Fuego (gypsy-infused world music), 9:30 p.m., free. Honky Tonk Tuesday with Ponyhustle, 10 p.m., $5.


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HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: The Mountain Goats, Dead Rider (indie rock), 8 p.m., $23.

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CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Nerd Trivia, 9 p.m., free.

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

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Jeff Tweedy, Ohmme (Sold Out) (alt-country), 7:30 p.m., $35/37. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Baths, No Joy, Sasami Ashworth (electronic), 8 p.m., $13/15. MONKEY HOUSE: Freak Heat Waves, the Onlys, Fell Runner (rock, experimental), 8:30 p.m., $5/10. 18+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Trivia with Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Old Time Music Session (traditional), 6 p.m., free. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Karaoke with DJ Vociferous, 9:30 p.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: Blue Fox’s Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.


MOOGS PLACE: Cal Stanton (solo acoustic), 7:30 p.m., free.

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HATCH 31: Erin Cassels-Brown (indie folk), 6 p.m., free. Kelly

Ravin and Lowell Thompson (country), 7 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Karaoke with DJ Chauncey, 9 p.m., free.

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

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CLUB METRONOME: Aveda Catwalks for Water 2018 (fashion show), 5:30 p.m., $10/15. THE DAILY PLANET: Seth Yacovone (blues), 8 p.m., free. FOAM BREWERS: Comedy Night (standup), 7 p.m., free. Comedy Night (standup), 7 p.m., free. HALF LOUNGE: DJ Craig Mitchell (house), 10 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

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


IDLETYME BREWING COMPANY: The Idletyme Band (blues, rock), 8 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Django Soulo (singer-songwriter), 8:30 p.m., free.

mad river valley/ waterbury ZENBARN: Zach Nugent’s Acoustic Dead (Grateful Dead tribute), 7 p.m., free.

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

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

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JUNIPER: The Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet, 8:30 p.m., free.

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

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

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LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. Blackwolf (roots, blues), 9:30 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Gnomedad, Full Walrus (psych-fusion), 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+.

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

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“On the Brink: Artists Take Action,” the Gallery at Central Vermont Medical Center BY M E G BRAZ I L L




hat a difference a day makes. Scientists estimate that every 24 hours, 150 to 200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become extinct. Though extinction is a natural occurrence, it is now happening at nearly 1,000 times the natural or “background” rate. Many biologists say the phenomenon exceeds anything the world has experienced since the dinosaurs vanished. The United Nations Environment Programme, which sets a global environmental agenda, states that the Earth is experiencing a mass extinction of life. Ten artists address this alarming issue visually in “On the Brink: Artists Take Action,” an exhibition of 14 paintings at the Gallery at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Some of the artists are scientists by profession, others use their artistic skills in related scientific fields, and all of them capture nature as a subject worthy of lifelong study. This is fine art on a mission. Plainfield artist Adelaide Murphy Tyrol’s two paintings on exhibit illustrate her ability to evoke the interior life of the animals she paints. Tyrol’s 30-by40-inch “Giraffe” is an acrylic-on-wood portrait of the animal’s head and shoulders. The dark background and the light falling across its face render an exquisite picture of the Nubian giraffe. Tyrol’s technique emphasizes its majesty while also placing it on a backdrop that suggests solitude. In December 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature placed the Nubian giraffe on its Red List of Threatened Species. Visitors entering CVMC through its main entrance will be greeted by Tyrol’s painting “Forest Owlet,” in which the subject perches on a tall dead tree or stand in a conservation area. Behind it loom a cloud-filled sky and a vast landscape, as if infinity were a place. Again, Tyrol depicts the owlet alone, suggesting a diminishing species. This tiny, critically endangered diurnal owlet, found in central India, exhibits a keen sense of itself and its surroundings in Tyrol’s compelling 20-by24-inch acrylic on wood.

“Hawksbill “Hawksbill Sea Sea Turtle” Turtle” by by Susan Susan Parmenter Parmenter

“Giraffe” by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol

“Eastern Mountain Gorilla” by Marcia Hammond

Vermont galleries are filled with depictions of wildlife, most of it intimately familiar to us from the backyards and backwoods of New England. Here, by contrast, paintings of a Hawksbill sea turtle, a black-footed ferret, the forest owlet, an eastern mountain gorilla and other creatures offer glimpses into equatorial Africa, the American prairie, tropical oceans, the forests of India and other regions. Not only do the artists depict a stunning diversity of wildlife on the brink of extinction, but they engage

“African Lion” by Lark Upton

viewers in the wild beauty around the globe, calling us to a reckoning with the planetwide crisis. East Randolph artist Marcia Hammond takes on a challenge in her revelatory 40-inch-square oil painting “Eastern Mountain Gorilla.” Most viewers will recognize the creature,

partly owing to American primatologist and conservationist Dian Fossey’s work with mountain gorillas in the Congo and partly to the fact that gorillas (family Hominidae) are among the closest living relatives of humans. Here, Hammond presents the gorilla seated and turned, looking directly at



“On the Brink: Artists Take Action,” on view through May 31 at the Gallery at Central Vermont Medical Center Gallery in Berlin. Reception and artist talk: Thursday, April 12, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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Your Aging Eyes and Macular Degeneration

Join University of Vermont Medical Center Ophthalmologist Dr. Brian Kim for an overview of macular degeneration. Plenty of time for discussion and questions. WHEN WHERE

Monday, April 16, 6 – 7:30 pm UVM Medical Center, Main Campus, Davis Auditorium

Spring into Summer! Skin Care Tips for Healthy Aging Join Danielle, the University of Vermont Medical Center’s only licensed medical aesthetician, in a discussion about skin care regimens, sunscreen use, hydrating your skin, and how to amp up your antioxidants through the summer! WHEN WHERE

Monday, April 23, 6 – 7 pm UVM Medical Center, Main Campus, Davis Auditorium Pre-registration is required by calling (802) 847-7222.


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Upson’s work underscores that size is no guarantee of safety. Polar bears are increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, which has diminished their habitat, bringing them closer to industrial development and into conflict with humans. Berlin-based artist Linda Mirabile works with environmentally focused organizations in her art and graphic design work. She is an astute observer of avian life, as exhibited in her 60-by-30-inch “Siberian Crane” in acrylic on wood. A black background thrusts the crane into prominence. Mirabile includes extraordinary details, from the feathered “hood” framing its face to its non-webbed feet and elongated toes and nails as it stands in low water. These details make for an accurate depiction and a compelling narrative of birds and habitat. All of the works on exhibit are two-dimensional paintings, but Susan Parmenter of Sunapee, N.H., comes close to 3D with her 30-inch-square oil on canvas, “Hawksbill Sea Turtle.” Seen from a slight distance, the blue sea appears to lift and support the turtle as it traverses tropical waters. Parmenter’s other two works are equally compelling, especially “BlackFooted Ferret.” The ferret keeps watch above its hole in a grassy western prairie; in the background, the sun sinks behind distant storm clouds. Suzanne Stryk has hit a special note with her 12-by-9-inch mixed media on paper, “Chucky Madtom.” In her delicate rendering, partially obscured handwriting — scientific research notes? — and sepia-like watercolor surround the elusive freshwater fish, which has been observed in Tennessee. Stryk has given the small and virtually unknown madtom a narrative of complexity and caring. These wildlife may be on the brink of extinction, but the artists seem to be just getting started. 



“Forest Owlet” by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol

“Humboldt Penguin” by Linda Mirabile


the viewer. He appears in his natural habitat, prey to few — save humans who hunt gorillas for meat — but threatened by diseases such as the Ebola virus and destruction of his habitat by mining and agriculture. Hammond’s gorilla seems powerful. Yet her brushstrokes and handling of color, as well as her choice to portray him in a seated position, amplify the human connection and invite us to feel a strong affinity for him. Lark Upson, who lived and worked in Marshfield for many years but now lives in France, turned to painting after 20 years as a furniture maker and architectural and interior designer. She eventually began painting full time, moving from portraits of people to those of animals. Upson’s art expresses her passion for raising awareness of the ongoing extinction of wildlife. Last year, her exhibit at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery included four of her endangered-animal portraits. There, she appealed to other artists to join her in highlighting the animals’ plight, a call to action that inspired “On the Brink.” Upson’s large-scale paintings max out the exhibit space at CVMC. Two of her canvases are hung unframed, conveying a sense of rawness that the portraits themselves exude. “African Lion,” her 45-by-60-inch oil on canvas, shows a male and female lion with their two cubs. It’s something of a family portrait, with an extensive habitat evident behind them. The presence of the offspring lends the pair vulnerability. Upson’s other painting, “Polar Bears,” dominates a gallery wall — not surprising, since this species is the world’s largest land predator. The scale of

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f ‘FROM ACROSS THE DISTANCE: SELECT VIDEO WORKS FROM THE BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION’: Video works by London-based Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour, Iraqi-Finnish artist Adel Abidin and Jordanian-born artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan. Each shares a portrait of urban capitals imagined during a past, present or future moment of political and social instability. f ‘VOX POPULI’: Portraiture that aims to capture the character and inner psyche of people, who, despite sharing divergent perspectives and voices, find commonality through our shared image. The exhibition features recent painting and sculpture by Vermont-based artists Catherine Hall, Misoo Filan, Harlan Mack, Nathaniel Moody, Ross Sheehan and Susan Wilson. ​Reception: Friday, April 13, 6-8 p.m. April 13-June 10. Info, 865-7166. BCA Center in Burlington. JACKSON TUPPER: “Moods,” new large-scale paintings by the Burlington artist and graphic designer. Reception: Thursday, April 12, 6-10 p.m. April 12-May 12. Info, Karma Bird House in Burlington.

f SEXUAL VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH ART SHOW: The Survivor’s Council at HOPE Works presents artworks made by survivors of sexual violence. Reception: Monday, April 16, 5 p.m. April 16-18. Info, 864-0555. The Hive Collective in Burlington.

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f ‘OUT OF THE FILL’: An eco-art show featuring

works by Abigail Wild Rieser, Elizabeth Bunson, Felicia Bonanno, Gerald Stoner, Katherine Bentley, Kim Rabideau, Lindsey Waelde, Noel Bailey and Patrick Johnson. Reception: Friday, April 13, 5-8 p.m. April 13-May 13. Info, 503-8980. 2Creative Community in Winooski.

f PHILIP HAGOPIAN: “Anecdotes,” rural land-

scapes by the Lamoille County artist. Reception: Friday, April 13, 6-8 p.m. April 13-May 29. Info, 9853848. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne.


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f ASHLEY FOGG & HUNTER MALLETTE: Photography and paintings by the graduating NVU seniors. Reception and artists’ talk: Thursday, April 19, 3-5 p.m. April 16-27. Info, 626-6459. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Northern Vermont University, in Johnson.

ART EVENTS ARTIST TALK: ANNU PALAKUNNATHU MATTHEW: The artist presents her photo-based work, which draws on archival and family photographs to explore memory, cultural assumptions and national identity. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Thursday, April 12, 4:30 p.m. Info, 443-3168. ARTIST TALK: BYRON KIM: The painter, whose work occupies a position between abstraction and figuration, speaks about his work and process. Bennington College, Tuesday, April 17, 7 p.m. Info, 440-4399. ARTIST TALK: MARK DION: With “Misadventures of a 21st-Century Naturalist,” the artist known best for his elaborate installations and fantastical curiosity cabinets questions distinctions between “objective” methods and “subjective” influences. Twilight Auditorium, Middlebury College, Thursday, April 12, 4:30 p.m. Info, 443-3168. ARTIST TALK: SUNÉ WOODS: The Los Angelesbased artist speaks about her work and process. Williams Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, Tuesday, April 17, 6 p.m. Info, 748-2372. ARTIST TALK: WOLFGANG BUTTRESS: The awardwinning artist, creator of “The Hive” at London’s Kew Gardens, discusses how art can explore, express and inform our relationship with the “natural” world. Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Wednesday, April 11, 4:30 p.m. Info, 443-3168.

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Collective fixture returns with “Moods,” his second solo show at Burlington’s Karma Bird House. This time, he brings his signature rounded, leisure-minded humanoids out of print and into the realm of so-called “fine” art with large-scale paintings. These canvases remain consistent with Tupper’s poppy, graphic style but reveal new experimentation with depth and dimension that gives them an almost diorama-like quality. A reception is Thursday, April 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. Through May 12. Pictured: Jackson Tupper with “Moods,” photographed by Jacquelyn Potter. 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, April 15, 10 a.m.-noon. $5 suggested donation. Info, 888-1261. CLASS: ‘STUCK ON YOU: CREATIVE COLLAGE’: Cristina Clarimon-Alinder leads this series of collage-making workshops, open to all levels. Williston Central School, Thursday, April 12, 6-7:30 p.m. $8. Info, 876-1160. 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, April 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Info, 603-448-3117. CURATOR’S TALK: DR. SARAH ROGERS: The curator shares insights about contemporary Arab art and the artists featured in “Across the Distance,” and discusses the importance of the Barjeel Art Foundation’s collection. BCA Center, Burlington, Tuesday, April 17, 6-7:30 p.m. Info, 865-7166. DROP-IN PRINTMAKING: An open studio for aspiring and working printmakers, with some materials provided. River Arts, Morrisville, Sunday, April 15, 1-3 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, info@ FILM: ‘FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF’: Burlington City Arts screens this 2016 documentary, which immerses viewers in the life and work of the innovative landscape designer. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 p.m. Info, 865-7166. OPEN STUDIO FIGURE DRAWING: An all-levels drop-in workshop featuring a live model. River Arts, Morrisville, Tuesday, April 17, 3-5:30 p.m. $10. PAINTING WITH SABAH ABBAS: Iraqi American artist Sabah Abbas leads this evening of painting and community for students of all levels. Supplies


provided. ONE Arts Center, Burlington, Wednesday, April 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sliding scale, $0-20. Info, SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING FOR TEACHING ARTISTS, PART II: Teaching artists learn about inclusive teaching methods and social emotional learning. WonderArts, Greensboro, Monday, April 16, 5:30-8 p.m. Info, 871-5002. TALK: MAKING GICLÉES FROM ORIGINAL WORKS: Michael Swaidner of Williston’s Pop Color Print Shop discusses processes and best techniques for reproducing original works as digital prints. Frog Hollow Vermont Craft Gallery, Burlington, Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. Info, 863-6458.

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‘THE ART SHOW V’: A monthly community-sourced exhibition featuring works in a variety of mediums. Guests at the opening are invited to vote on a favorite work to determine the People’s Choice Mini-Grant. Through April 27. Info, publicartschool@ RLPhoto Studio in Burlington. DANIEL RAINVILLE: “Leave Your Print,” works by the Vermont artist and activist. Through April 30. Info, Allen House Multicultural Art Gallery in Burlington. ‘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, New City Galerie in Burlington. ‘FLOURISH’: Thirty-one works by Vermont artists with disabilities, featuring painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, textiles and mixed-media sculpture and assemblage. Through June 30. Info, 652-4500. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery in Burlington.


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. ‘FRESH PERSPECTIVES’: Second annual exhibition of works by emerging Vermont artists and artisans under 35. Through April 30. Info, 863-6458. Frog Hollow Vermont Craft Gallery in Burlington. THE GOLD BROTHERS: Works in multiple media by siblings Robert, Steve and Dennis Gold. Through May 31. Info, 651-9692. VCAM Studio in Burlington. GORDON GLOVER: “Composite/Synthesis,” mixed-media works by the Champlain College professor of creative media. Through April 30. Info, New Moon Café in Burlington. ‘HOME WORKS’: Paintings made with and/or of residents of local affordable housing including Wharf Lane, Decker Towers and South Burlington Community Housing. Through April 28. Info, The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington. HONORÉ DAUMIER’S ‘BLUESTOCKINGS’: ‘Les Bas Bleus,’ a series of 40 lithographs by the French caricaturist, satirizing groups of upper-class women who sought intellectual stimulation in defiance of their narrowly proscribed roles in society. ‘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. JAMES BENOIT: “21st-Century Burlington in Black & White,” photographs of Queen City architecture and landmarks. Through April 30. Info, 863-3403. Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. JOHN ROVNAK: “Speedy Delivery,” street photography taken by the Burlington artist and USPS postman. Through May 31. Info, johnrovnak. Vermont Comedy Club 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. Flynndog in Burlington.



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(MICHAEL SMITH): Drawings made on black paper with correction fluid and other white mark-making implements by the self-taught Underhill artist. Through June 30. Info, 859-9222. SEABA Center in Burlington.

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‘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.

DONNA BOURNE: Plein air landscape paintings. Through June 30. Info, 985-8222. Shelburne Vineyard.

RUSSELL STONE: “Cuba After Fidel,” 20 portraits from the photographer’s newly released book. Through April 30. Info, 865-6223. Cavendish Gallery & Collective in Burlington. TERESA CELEMIN: Drawings by the Burlington artist and illustrator. Through May 31. Info, 658-6016. Speeder & Earl’s Coffee in Burlington. WILLIAM WYLIE: Photographs by the artist and director of the University of Virginia’s studio art program. Through April 20. Info, 656-3131. Francis Colburn Gallery, University of Vermont, in Burlington. YWCA VERMONT STAND AGAINST RACISM CAMPAIGN: A group exhibition of works by artists and community members who reject racism. Through April 30. Info, 859-9222. Art’s Alive Gallery in Burlington.

CAROL DULA: “Avoid the Crowd,” landscape photographs. Through May 31. Info, avoidthecrowd@ Charlotte Congregational Church.

HANG WORK IN BUSY RESTAURANT: Seeking artists to showcase work for two-month shows. All sales to artists. For immediate consideration, email Deadline is rolling. The Daily Planet, Burlington. Info, 862-9647.

‘IN THE GARDEN’: A wide range of art and material culture inspired by flowers and their counterparts, pollinators and other insects. Through August 26. ‘PUPPETS: WORLD ON A STRING’: An introductory survey of 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. LINDA S. FINKELSTEIN: “Eco-Images and Transformations,” works on paper using rust, indigo and eucalyptus, as well as photographic images transformed with drawing and collage. Through April 30. Info, 425-6345. Charlotte Senior Center. BARRE/MONTPELIER AREA SHOWS

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‘PASSAGES’: Artists of all mediums are invited to contribute works to this community-sourced exhibition with an open-ended theme relating to passage and passages. Wall-ready works may be dropped off on Monday, April 23, from 3 to 6 Untitled-15 1 p.m., or Tuesday, April 24, from 5 to 8 p.m., or by appointment. For details, visit Chandler Gallery, Randolph. $10. Info, 728-9878.


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‘PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE’: Seeking photo submissions that define the photographer’s unique vision or point of view for an upcoming exhibition to be juried by Saul Robbins. For details and to submit, visit darkroomgallery. com. Deadline: April 25. Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction. $29 for 5 images; $6 each additional. Info, 777-3686. ‘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. ‘THE SKY’S THE LIMIT’: The gallery invites submissions of works in all media that predominantly feature the sky. For more info, visit Deadline: May 11. Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville. Info, 644-5100. S.P.A.C.E. GALLERY MEMBER EXHIBITION: Become a member of the gallery in April to feature your work in May’s members-only show. Members will be featured online, may apply for solo exhibitions, visit the gallery for critiques and advice throughout the year, and qualify for discounts on group shows with entry fees such as the South End Art Hop. For details and to apply, visit Deadline: April 30. The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, Burlington. Info, 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 Deadline: April 30. Thirtyodd, Burlington. Info,

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‘MOMENTA IV’ JURIED PRINT EXHIBITION: Printmakers are invited to submit to this May exhibition, to be juried by James Stroud. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: April 23. Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction. $25. Info,

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‘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 Deadline: April 15. The Museum of Everyday Life, Glover. Info,

‘MORRISVILLE — FAVORITE PLACES’: Photographers are invited to submit images of the town for a two-part exhibition opening in September. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: July 20. River Arts, Morrisville. Info, 888-1261.

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JERICHO PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL: Artists and community members are invited to register for the eighth annual festival, taking place on Saturday, July 21. For details and to register, email Barbara at Deadline: May 19. Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, Jericho.

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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 Deadline: April 16. BCA Center, Burlington. Info, 865-7166.

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ELIZABETH FRAM: “Drawing Threads: Conversation Between Line and Stitch,” fiber works and drawings by the Waterbury Center artist. Through May 6. Info, 899-3211. Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho.

CALL TO ARTISTS ‘ABUNDANCE: CELEBRATING CREATIVITY IN MENTAL HEALTH, WELLNESS AND RECOVERY’: The Clara Martin Center invites artists and friends of mental health to submit poetry and artworks to be considered for a fall exhibition. Applicants must be Vermont residents, and preference will be given to artists/writers in the White River and Upper valleys. Works must be ready to hang. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: July 31. Chandler Gallery, Randolph. Info, dlittlepage@


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‘ARTISTS TO WATCH, PART I’: The Vermont Arts Council, Ric Kasini Kadour and six guest curators showcase Vermont artists worth watching. Through April 29. Info, 828-3291. Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier. CAROLYN EGELI: “For the Love of Vermont,” oil paintings by the Braintree artist. Through June 28. Info, 828-0749. Governor’s Gallery in Montpelier. ‘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.

 HANNAH MORRIS: “The Feast of Fools,” painted

collage and soft sculpture installations that explore the intersection of the sublime, absurd and mundane in recognizable moments and places.  ‘PLEASED TO MEET YOU!’: A group show featuring 20 local artists brings to life fantastical, imaginative creatures and beings of the nonhuman variety. Reception: Friday, April 20, 7-9 p.m. Through May 12. Info, 479-7069. Studio Place Arts in Barre. ‘HISTORIC PAINTED THEATER CURTAINS OF VERMONT’: Theater curtains from the Grange in Tunbridge, installed by Curtains Without Borders, as well as photographs of others throughout Vermont, conserved by Christine Hadsel and her team. Through April 27. Info, 828-0749. Vermont Statehouse Cafeteria in Montpelier. JANE ENGLISH: A retrospective featuring photographs and books, including images from a best-selling translation of the Tao Te Ching. Through May 3. Info, 426-3581. Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield. KUMARI PATRICIA: Self-reflective, narrative acrylic paintings. Through May 31. Info, 595-4866. The Hive in Middlesex.



MICHELLE WALLACE: Photographs of ephemeral, kaleidoscopic mandalas made from natural materials such as flowers, seeds and leaves. Through April 30. Info, Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier. ‘NOURISHMENT’ JURIED SHOW: Works by Vermont artists including Josh Axelrod, Stella Ehrlich, Linda Di Sante, Carole Naquin, Roger Weingarten and Frank Woods. VERMONT ABENAKI ARTISTS ASSOCIATION EXHIBIT: Works inspired by Abenaki culture in a variety of mediums. Through April 27. Info, 262-6035. T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier.


by 10 artists depicting endangered or threatened species, with sales benefiting wildlife conservation. Artist reception and talk: Thursday, April 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Through May 31. Info, 223-5507. The Gallery at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. ‘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. TOM MERWIN: “The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata,” abstract oil paintings. Through June 28. Info, 828-0749. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier.

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‘A REVERENT EYE’: Two Vermont-based artists, plein air painter Charlie Hunter and landscape and architectural photographer Jim Westphalen, capture the vanishing icons of Vermont’s rich industrial and agricultural past. ‘DEEP INTO NATURE’: Paintings by watercolorist Susan Wahlrab and works by fiber artist Dianne Shullenberger, which together explore often-overlooked flora and fauna. Through May 20. Info, 253-8943. West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe. 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. 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@ River Arts in Morrisville. GALEN CHENEY: “Look Up,” new abstract mixedmedia works by the Massachusetts artist. Through May 4. Info, 760-6785. Edgewater Gallery in Stowe. HARLAN MACK: “Post Pioneer,” recent works by the artist and VSC sculpture and operations manager. Through April 11. Info, tara@vermontstudiocenter. org. Red Mill Gallery in Johnson. JAMES PETERSON: “Dreamcatcher,” an immersive installation by the artist-in-residence from Los Angeles. Through September 30. Info, 253-8358. Spruce Peak at Stowe. MATILDE ALESSANDRA: “FLOW,” ink drawings and light sculpture by the New York artist. Through April 27. Info, 571 Projects in Stowe. ‘ORDINARY TIME’: Paintings by Maine artist Grace DeGennaro and kinetic sculpture by Boston artist Anne Lilly. PHILIP HERBISON: “The Infinite Shapes of Water,” large-scale digital photo prints. Through April 14. Info, 253-8358. Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. ‘POST-APOCALYPSE FOR 3/4 EMPIRE’: Large masonite prints on muslin inspired by Albrecht Dürer’s 1495 apocalypse woodcuts, made by Bread and Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann and printmaker Lila Winstead. Through April 11. Info, tara@vermontstudiocenter. org. Vermont Studio Center Gallery II in Johnson. ‘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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and works on paper. Reception: Friday, April 13, 6-8 p.m. Through May 19. Info, 244-7801. Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop in Waterbury. ‘SPRING MIX’: An annual exhibition of works by members of the community arts organization, featuring painting, ceramics, fiber, wood, jewelry, quilts and other crafts. Through April 28. Info, 496-6682. Valley Arts VT 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. HANNAH SECORD WADE: “Everything All Together,” a solo exhibition of new large-scale oil paintings by the Maine-based artist. Through April 29. Info, 877-2173. Northern Daughters in Vergennes. HELEN SHULMAN & KAREN O’NEIL: Paintings that make up half of “Springtime — the Season of Spring,” also on view at Edgewater’s Falls location.. Through April 30. Info, 989-7419. Edgewater Gallery on the Green in Middlebury. JOHN CROSS: “American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist,” whimsical wood carvings by the Middlebury College alum.  ‘OUR


TOWN: LOVE, JOY, SADNESS AND BASEBALL’: Thirty-six historic photographs from the museum’s archives, curated by retired National Geographic photographer James P. Blair and Sheldon archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart. Reception: Friday, April 13, 5-7 p.m. Through July 8. Info, 388-2117. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury.

‘BARN ART’: A collection of works from 31 artists in celebration of the functional architectural gems. Through June 16. Info, 247-4295. Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon. ‘FROM FARM AND FIELD’: Sculpture by Joe Lupiani and paintings by Hannah Sessions. Through April 21. Info, Castleton University Bank Gallery in Rutland.

KAY FLIERL & JILL MATTHEWS: Paintings that make up half of “Springtime — the Season of Spring,” also on view at the gallery’s Edgewater on the Green location. Through April 30. Info, 4580098. Edgewater Gallery at the Falls in Middlebury.

KATE LONGMAID: “Hear Our Voice,” portraits featuring political slogans, quotations and the artist’s own words. Through May 5. Info, 603-732-8606. The Alley Gallery in Rutland.

‘PASTEL, PASTEL, PASTEL: THREE ARTISTS AND THEIR PASTEL JOURNEY’: Works in pastel by Judy Albright, Cristine Kossow and Norma Jean Rollet. Through May 11. Info, 382-9222. Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, in Middlebury. ‘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.

WENDY COPP: “They Went Whistling,” costumes, figures and structures made from natural materials gathered from the land by the Vermont artist. Through May 12. Info, Christine Price Gallery, Castleton University.

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DAVID OHLERKING: Impressionistic oil paintings of buildings and nature. Through April 25. Info, Scavenger Gallery 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. ‘MUD (SEASON)’: Work by area artists that reflect on Vermont’s most cautiously optimistic season. Through May 5. Info, 4573500. ArtisTree Gallery in South Pomfret. PATTY CASTELLINI: Colorful abstract monotype prints by the Enfield, N.H., artist. Through April 30. Info, 295-5901. Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction.

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ALICE KITCHEL: “Four Seasons,” paintings by the Danville artist. Through April 20. ‘SEASONAL EXPRESSION’: Paintings by Prilla Smith Brackett, Elizabeth Nelson and Jane Sherrill that explore the expressive force of nature. Through April 14. Info, 748-2600. Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. ‘BELLS & WHISTLES’: An exhibition exploring the myriad forms and associations connected to these ordinary objects. Through May 1. Info, 626-4409. The Museum of Everyday Life in Glover.

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fairy tale sounds like just what you need right now, may we suggest visiting “They

Went Whistling” at Castleton University’s Christine Price Gallery? For years, the South Burlington artist has been gathering materials from Vermont forests to construct her magical garments, which exude both earthiness and elements of high fashion. The sumptuous, sculptural “Midnight in the Garden of the Good & Evil” (pictured here), for example, seems a tribute to classic Hollywood glamour with its feathered capelet and fluffy gown of dried botanicals. Viewers can expect plenty more gasp-worthy flights of fantasy. Through May 12.


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G.R.A.C.E. OUTSIDER PAINTINGS: Paintings by the self-taught artists of the Hardwick-based Grass Roots Art and Community Effort program. Through May 1. Info, 525-3366. Parker Pie Co. in West Glover. ‘MUSE’: Vermont artists Jess Polanshek, Kristin Richland and Amanda Weisenfeld reflect on spirit guides, journeying, introspection and winter’s quiet. Through May 28. Info, 533-2000. Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro. RACHEL LAUNDON: “Wet, Wild and Wonderful,” vibrant handpainted folk-art fish and fish masks. Through April 17. Info, 748-0158. Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury. RICHARD W. BROWN: Black-and-white photographs of nostalgic Vermont landscapes and people. Through December 31. Info, 748-2372. Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury.

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ALFRED LESLIE: “100 Views Along the Road,” black-and-white watercolors of Americana made between 1981 and 1983. Through June 17. GLORIA GARFINKEL: Interactive sculpture that invites viewers to explore the relationships between colors. Through June 17. GOWRI SAVOOR: “We Walk in Their Shadows,” sculptures and drawings depicting a journey across boundaries. Through June 17. RICHARD KLEIN: “Bottle in the River,” sculpture made from found and salvaged glass. Through June 17. STEVE GERBERICH: “Best of ‘Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys,’” kinetic sculptures by the artist, inventor and packrat. Through October 8. SUSAN VON GLAHN CALABRIA: “Hereandafter,” still life paintings by the former BMAC education curator. Through June 17. Info, 257-0124. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.

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f BETSEY GARAND: “Petroglyphs, Flora and Frenzied Encounters,” hand-pulled prints that combine a variety of techniques to represent the continuous balance and growth of physical and psychological life. Reception and artist talk: Saturday, May 5, 4-6 p.m. Through June 14. Info, 498-8438. White River Gallery @ BALE in South Royalton.

TONI GILDONE: “Depth of Expression,” photographs of children. Through April 28. Info, 685-2188. Chelsea Public Library.

BFA EXHIBIT: Student work including paintings, ceramics, sculptures and more. Through May 13. Info, 518-564-2474. Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y. ‘MNEMOSYNE’: An exhibition pairing ancient and modern European works with contemporary art by Canadian artists. Through May 20. Info, 514285-2000. NADIA MYRE: “Scattered Remains,” the first survey exhibition of the indigenous Québec artist. Through May 27. Info, 514-285-1600. Montréal Museum of Fine Arts.

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SIN-YING HO: “Past Forward,” contemporary ceramics and ceramic sculpture with themes of globalism, but rooted in the clay traditions of Jingdezhen, China. Through May 27. Info, Hood Downtown in Hanover, N.H. m

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JOHN DUFFY: “Where We Live,” 20 photographs by the South Royalton artist. Through April 23. Info, 889-9404. Tunbridge Public Library in Tunbridge Village.



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on’t look now, but we’re enjoying a new golden age of horror. Not since the 1970s and the revolutionary work of David Cronenberg, Roman Polanski, Brian De Palma and Nicolas Roeg has the genre experienced a comparable infusion of riches. The past four years alone have brought creative creep-outs like It Follows, The Babadook, Don’t Breathe, Get Out and It Comes at Night. And now A Quiet Place. Reviewing Trey Edward Shults’ It Comes at Night last year, I wrote, “I don’t believe I’ve seen a film as quietly unsettling.” Of John Krasinski’s third directorial feature, I can honestly say I don’t believe I’ve seen one as unsettlingly quiet. A marvel of virtuoso acting, writing, editing and, above all, sound design, the movie offers a suspenseful, dread-drenched journey into an alien world that just happens to be our own on mute. Krasinski, who cowrote the script with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, stars as Lee Abbott, a father of three whom we first meet on a supply run with his family. His wife, Evelyn, is played by Emily Blunt (Krasinski’s wife in real life). Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds deliver deft, sensitive perfor-

mances as a young son and deaf daughter. Simmonds is a gifted deaf actress, as she demonstrated in last year’s Wonderstruck. Cade Woodward, in the role of the eldest child, may well be gifted, too. He makes his exit too early for us to know for sure. All we do know, courtesy of a title card, is that it’s “Day 89” of a postapocalyptic chapter in history. The family is barefoot, moves with caution and speaks only in sign language, which it no doubt learned because of the daughter’s condition but now uses to remain undetected by otherworldly visitors. These deadly whatever-they-ares can’t see but have extraordinarily acute auditory powers. For what’s left of the human race, survival equals silence. This becomes clear when Woodward’s character flicks on a noisy toy and is snatched in a flash by a jagged, bloodthirsty blur. The movie then fast-forwards a year or so. Its second act affords us a fascinatingly imagined portrait of life under such conditions. The Abbotts live in an old farmhouse in the woods, play Monopoly with padded pieces and keep watch via security cameras in a basement command center. Now and then, far-flung neighbors light bonfires to commune.


SOUND AND FURY In Krasinski’s nerve-shattering thriller, the slightest noise can have monstrous repercussions.

The couple is determined to survive, even thrive, against all odds. The fact that Evelyn is nine months pregnant underscores that aim. It also adds another ticking time bomb to the story’s structure. However well these parents have planned, we never doubt this will prove to be a catastrophic case of unsafe sex. Evelyn’s water and all hell break loose at the worst possible moment, and the subsequent sequence ranks with movie history’s most taut, tense and nerve shattering. Lee and the kids aren’t in the house. A number of home invaders suddenly are. In the moments that follow, we realize this is, at its

heart, a film about female empowerment, a parable custom-made for the present cultural moment. The closer we get to the end, the more Evelyn and her daughter evoke Ripley and Newt kicking Alien ass, Krasinski’s blind beasts being direct design descendants of H.R. Giger’s xenomorphs. In space, no one can hear you scream. In A Quiet Place, the reverse is true. The slightest sound might as well be a thermonuclear explosion. It’s a clever premise brilliantly realized, and never less than a big-screen blast. RI C K KI S O N AK





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hree parents team up to stop their daughters from losing their virginity on prom night. It sounds like a comedy premise that got lost in the 1980s somewhere, yet here it is in 2018, in a very R-rated film directed by Kay Cannon, the writer of the Pitch Perfect series, and coproduced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The coyly titled Blockers gives its hoary material a progressive, 21st-century spin, and while it’s far from a comedy milestone, it’s a decent diversion. These parents don’t expect their daughters to remain chaste until marriage, yet each has a distinct — if not exactly defensible — motive for derailing the three girls’ pact to have sex on prom night. While bearish family man Mitchell (John Cena) can’t bear to think of some lout pawing at his precious offspring (Geraldine Viswanathan), single helicopter mom Lisa (Leslie Mann) is terrified of anything that might break her death grip on her daughter (Kathryn Newton). To her mind, sex and acceptance to a distant college are equally threatening. The third member of the parent trio, ne’er-do-well divorced dad Hunter (Ike Barinholtz), barely knows his daughter (Gideon Adlon). But he’s somehow correctly intuited that she’s a closeted lesbian, and he wants her to stay true to herself and not lose it to her endearingly dweeby boyfriend (Jimmy Bellinger).

CHERRY-PICKING Cena plays a dad horrified to learn that his daughter is set on having sexy times with her man-bunned date in Cannon’s comedy.

Or something like that. Truth be told, Hunter is really just along for the ride because the uptight Lisa and Mitchell need a man-child to serve as their foil. Having discovered the pact via a texting snafu, the three pursue their children from prom to after-party, encountering obstacles that range from horny suburbanites to high school jocks who’ve found an unsettling new way to chug beer. Most of these slapsticky set pieces are too

belabored to be funny, with the exception of an inventive one toward the end. It doesn’t help that the screenplay requires each actor to strike the same note over and over: Cena is blustery, Mann is high-strung, Barinholtz is goofy. (Despite some valiant efforts to flesh out the last one’s character, he never becomes the boundary-pushing wild card the movie needs.) Blockers would quickly get tiresome if it didn’t regularly leave the parents to show us

the daughters’ point of view, giving equal time to both generations. Just as their elders have various reasons for “blocking,” each girl has her own motive to get it on, ranging from the romantic to the frivolous. The movie is funniest when it rambles far afield from those ’80s-style archetypes of horndog teenagers. Viswanathan’s character, for instance, has less interest in her carelessly chosen date (Miles Robbins) than in the drug-laced concoctions he keeps serving her, which he describes with the zeal of a white-tablecloth chef. Online porn has removed the mystique from sex, and these kids seem less excited about having it than about discussing it in elaborate emoji exchanges, which their parents struggle to decode with equal fervor. This is one of those warm-and-fuzzy crude comedies, and in the end, everybody learns something, whether it’s to wait for the right person or to let go. For all the snickering, prurient potential of its premise, Blockers never gets truly dark or outrageous; the twin pacts that could have broken up these families end up bringing them back together. The adults even experience their own rite of passage and learn to bond over something besides parental woes. If it’s possible to make a sweet, sex-positive comedy about parents cock-blocking their own children, this is it. MARGO T HARRI S O N


BEIRUT: In this political thriller set during the Lebanese Civil War, Jon Hamm plays a former U.S. diplomat sent to negotiate for the life of a friend. With Rosamund Pike and Mark Pellegrino. Brad Anderson (The Machinist) directed a script from Bourne series veteran Tony Gilroy. (109 min, R. Roxy) FINDING YOUR FEET: A sixtyish snob (Imelda Staunton) learns to cut loose when she moves in with her working-class sister and takes a dance class in this comedy from director Richard Loncraine (Richard III). Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall and Joanna Lumley also star. (111 min, PG-13. Palace) ISLE OF DOGS: In this stop-motion animation from writer-director Wes Anderson, set in a futuristic Japan, a boy seeks his lost pet on an island where the nation’s dogs have been quarantined after an epidemic of “Dog Flu.” With the voices of Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban and Bill Murray. (101 min, PG-13. Majestic, Roxy, Savoy) NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG: A white writer learns about Native culture from a Lakota elder in this drama based on the book by Kent Nerburn. Steven Lewis Simpson directed. Dave Bald Eagle and Christopher Sweeney star. (110 min, NR. Bijou) RAMPAGE: Dwayne Johnson plays against type as a shy primatologist who must save the world from monstrous animals created by a genetic experiment in this video-game-based adventure from director Brad Peyton (San Andreas). With Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman and Joe Manganiello. (107 min, PG-13. Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Sunset, Welden) SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO: Want to teach your kids about World War I? Richard Lanni directed this fact-based family animation about the most decorated dog in American history and his doughboy owner (voiced by Logan Lerman). Gérard Depardieu and Helena Bonham Carter also contributed voice talents. (85 min, PG. Essex, Palace)


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FACES PLACESHHHHH Venerable New Wave filmmaker Agnès Varda and young photographer and muralist J.R. codirected this Oscar-nominated documentary that chronicles their road trip through France, turning the people and places they encounter into art. (89 min, PG)



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) GOD’S NOT DEAD: A LIGHT IN DARKNESSH1/2 In the third installment of Pure Flix’s evangelical series, a pastor fights to keep his congregation on a college campus after his church is burned down. David A.R. White, John Corbett and Ted McGinley star. Michael Mason directed. (106 min, PG)



I CAN ONLY IMAGINEH1/2 This inspirational family drama from directors Andrew and Jon Erwin (Moms’ Night Out) explores the story behind the titular Christian rock hit by MercyMe. J. Michael Finley, Brody Rose and Dennis Quaid star. (110 min, PG) THE LEISURE SEEKERHH1/2 Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland play a couple on a bittersweet RV road trip down the East Coast in this comedydrama from director Paolo Virzi (Like Crazy). With Christian McKay and Janel Maloney. (112 min, R) LOVE, SIMONHHH1/2 In this comedy-drama based on Becky Albertalli’s YA novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, a closeted gay high schooler faces the possibility that he’ll be outed. Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner star. Greg Berlanti (Life As We Know It) directed. (109 min, PG-13)



THE MIRACLE SEASONHH In this inspirational sports drama based on a true story, Helen Hunt plays a coach who must lead a high school volleyball team to victory after the death of its star player. With Tiera Skovbye and Erin Moriarty. Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer) directed. (99 min, PG) PACIFIC RIM UPRISINGHH In this sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 giant-monster flick, a new generation of pilots uses mecha suits to fight the menace from another dimension. Adria Arjona, Scott Eastwood and John Boyega star. TV writer Steven S. DeKnight takes over directorial duties. (111 min, PG-13)

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THE DEATH OF STALINHHH Armando Iannucci, creator of “Veep,” offers a dark comedy about the chaos and conspiracies that followed the Soviet leader’s demise in 1953. Starring Steve Buscemi (as Nikita Krushchev), Michael Palin and Jeffrey Tambor. (107 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 4/4)




CHAPPAQUIDDICKHHH1/2 Jason Clarke plays Ted Kennedy in this historical thriller about the senator’s involvement in the 1969 death of a young campaign aid (Kate Mara). With Clancy Brown and Olivia Thirlby. John Curran (The Painted Veil) directed. (101 min, PG-13)


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 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)


BLOCKERSHHH Three parents are so not down with their daughters’ plans to have sex on prom night in this comedy directed by Pitch Perfect screenwriter Kay Cannon, starring Leslie Mann, John Cena, Kathryn Newton and Gina Gershon. (102 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 4/11)


TRUTH OR DARE: A game among friends becomes deadly when a supernatural entity starts enforcing the rules in this horror flick starring Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey, directed by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2). (100 min, PG-13. Essex, Majestic, Palace)

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)





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ESSEX CINEMAS & T-REX THEATER 21 Essex Way, Suite 300, Essex, 879-6543,

wednesday 11 — thursday 12 Black Panther Blockers Chappaquiddick God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (Wed only) I Can Only Imagine Love, Simon The Miracle Season Pacific Rim Uprising A Quiet Place *Rampage (Thu only; 2D & 3D) Ready Player One (2D & 3D) *Sgt. Stubby: An American


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PETER RABBITHH1/2 Beatrix Potter’s classic kids’ tale of a clever rodent 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)


A QUIET PLACEHHHHH John Krasinski and Emily Blunt play a couple trying to raise their family in a world where the slightest sound could summon monsters in this horror thriller, which Krasinski also directed. With Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds. (90 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 4/11)



READY PLAYER ONEHHH1/2 In this adventure based on Ernest Cline’s best-seller, set in the near future, a young man (Tye Sheridan) competes in a high-stakes virtual reality game that hinges on expertise in 1980s pop culture. With Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn. Steven Spielberg directed. (140 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 4/4) SHERLOCK GNOMESHH The title sleuth (voiced by Johnny Depp) investigates the mysterious disappearances of lawn ornaments in this sequel to the 2011 family animation Gnomeo and Juliet. Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Mary J. Blige and Michael Caine also star. John Stevenson directed. (100 min, PG)

TOMB RAIDERHH1/2 Hollywood has another go at adapting the popular video game series into an action franchise; this time around, Alicia Vikander plays adventurer Lara Croft. With Dominic West and Walton Goggins. Roar Uthaug (The Wave) directed. (118 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 3/21) A WRINKLE IN TIMEHH1/2 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)



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GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In the fictional



Aries statesman Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He wrote one of history’s most famous documents, the Declaration of Independence. He was an architect, violinist, inventor and linguist who spoke numerous languages, as well as a philosopher who was knowledgeable about mathematics, surveying and horticulture. But his most laudable success came in 1789, when he procured the French recipe for macaroni and cheese while living in France and thereafter introduced the dish into American cuisine. Just kidding! I’m making this little joke in the hope that it will encourage you to keep people focused on your most important qualities and not get distracted by less essential parts of you.


CANCER (June 21-July 22): Playwright Tennessee Williams once spent an evening trying to coax a depressed friend out of his depression. It inspired him to write a poem that began like this: “I want to infect you with the tremendous excitement of living, because I believe that you have the strength to bear it.” Now I address you with the same message, Cancerian. Judging from the astrological omens, I’m convinced you currently have more strength than ever before to bear the tremendous excitement of living. I hope this news will encourage you to potentize your ability to welcome and embrace the interesting puzzles that will come your way in the weeks ahead. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Are you finished dealing with spacious places and vast vistas and expansive longings? I hope not. I hope you will continue to explore big bold blooming schemes and wild free booming dreams until at least April 25. In my astrological opinion, you have a sacred duty to keep outstripping your previous efforts. You have a mandate to go further, deeper and braver as you break out of shrunken expectations and push beyond comfortable limitations. The unknown is still more inviting and fertile than you can imagine. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Between December 5 and 9, 1952, London was beset with heavy fog blended with thick smog. Visibility was low. Traffic slowed, and events were postponed. In a few places, people couldn’t see their own feet. According to some reports,

blind people, who had a facility for moving around without the aid of sight, assisted pedestrians in making their way through the streets. I suspect that a metaphorically comparable phenomenon may soon arise in your sphere, Virgo. Qualities that might customarily be regarded as liabilities could at least temporarily become assets.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your allies are always important, but in the coming weeks they will be even more so. I suspect they will be your salvation, your deliverance and your treasure. So why not treat them like angels or celebrities or celebrity angels? Buy them ice cream and concert tickets and fun surprises. Tell them secrets about their beauty that no one has ever expressed before. Listen to them in ways that will awaken their dormant potentials. I bet that what you receive in return will inspire you to be a better ally to yourself. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In the coming weeks, I suspect you will be able to find what you need in places that are seemingly devoid of what you need. You can locate the possible in the midst of what’s apparently impossible. I further surmise that you will summon a rebellious resourcefulness akin to that of Scorpio writer Albert Camus, who said, “In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. No matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.” SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In 1936,

Herbert C. Brown graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in science. His girlfriend Sarah Baylen rewarded him with the gift of a $2 book about the elements boron and silicon. Both he and she were quite poor; she couldn’t afford a more expensive gift. Brown didn’t read the book for a while, but once he did, he decided to make its subject the core of his own research project. Many years later, he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discoveries about the role of boron in organic chemistry. And it all began

with that $2 book. I bring this story to your attention, Sagittarius, because I foresee you, too, stumbling upon a modest beginning that eventually yields breakthrough results.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In 20 BC, Rome’s most famous poet was Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known to us today as Horace. He prided himself on his meticulous craftsmanship and advised other writers to be equally scrupulous. Once you compose a poem, he declared, you should put it aside for nine years before deciding whether to publish it. That’s the best way to get proper perspective on its worth. Personally, I think that’s too demanding, although I appreciate the power that can come from marshalling so much conscientiousness. And that brings me to a meditation on your current state, Capricorn. From what I can tell, you may be at risk of being too risk-averse; you could be on the verge of waiting too long and being too cautious. Please consider naming a not-too-distant release date. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Luckily, you

have an inventive mind and an aptitude for experimentation. These will be key assets as you dream up creative ways to do the hard work ahead of you. Your labors may not come naturally, but I bet you’ll be surprised at how engaging they’ll become and how useful the rewards will be. Here’s a tip on how to ensure you that will cultivate the best possible attitude: Assume that you now have the power to change stale patterns that have previously been resistant to change.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): May I suggest

that you get a lesson in holy gluttony from a Taurus? Or perhaps pick up some pointers in enlightened self-interest from a Scorpio? New potential resources are available, but you haven’t reeled them in with sufficient alacrity. Why? Why oh why oh why?! Maybe you should ask yourself whether you’re asking enough. Maybe you should give yourself permission to beam with majestic self-confidence. Picture this: Your posture is regal, your voice is authoritative, your sovereignty is radiant. You have identified precisely what it is you need and want, and you have formulated a pragmatic plan to get it.


(April 20-May 20): In the early 1990s, Australian electrical engineer John O’Sullivan toiled on a research project with a team of radio astronomers. Their goal was to find exploding mini-black holes in the distant voids of outer space. The quest failed. But in the process of doing their experiments, they developed technology that became a key component now used in Wi-Fi. Your digital devices work so well, in part, because his frustrating misadventure led to a happy accident. According to my reading of your astrological omens, Taurus, we may soon be able to make a comparable conclusion about events in your life.

world created by DC Comics, the superhero Superman has a secret identity as a modest journalist named Clark Kent. Or is it the other way around? Does the modest journalist Clark Kent have a secret identity as the superhero Superman? Only a few people realize the two of them are the same. I suspect there is an equally small number of allies who know who you really are beneath your “disguises,” Gemini. But upcoming astrological omens suggest that could change. Are you ready to reveal more about your true selves? Would you consider expanding the circle that is allowed to see and appreciate your full range and depth?




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I’m a GWM seeking a gay male. 67, slim, seeking dating, friendship and fun. Live in Burlington. Open-minded. #L1155

GWM, 61, active, creative, enthusiastic. 5’11, 170 pounds. Like hiking, camping, literature, poetry, gardening. Seeking GM, 50 to 70, nonsmoker, with intelligence, sense of humor and positive attitude for dating and possible LTR. I have an open mind and an open heart. #L1152 I’m a fit 30-y/o blond female. I like to laugh, love music and do things. Looking for a good guy to grab a beer with, a burger, maybe catch a Lake Monsters game. Not looking for a player, nor do I want someone looking to put another notch on their belt. Again, looking for a good, honest guy 25 to 35. #L1151 I’m a 65-y/o female seeking a 65+-y/o male. I’m a widow looking to share friendship and a wonderful family. #L1142

I’m a 62-y/o male seeking a 40to 70-y/o female. Trustworthy guy looking for a female companion who listens to VPR, gardens and is up for jumping into the world of sheep farming together. Perks: your own handy man and a spot in a motorcycle sidecar. #L1150 63-year-young, fit female who loves reading, the outdoors and pretty much all the things we love about Vermont. Like intelligent conversation, manners and dressing up. Sense of humor and don’t smoke? Friendship first and see where it goes? #L1148 I’m a 60-y/o male seeking a female in the age group of 25 to 61. Enjoy country music and LTRs. Don’t drink or smoke. Live in the Northeast Kingdom. #L1146 SWM, 5’8, seeking serious relationship with SWF, 40 to 54. FWB/casual sex don’t work for me. Want sex mornings, nights and again the next day. One to three times weekly. Communication barrier. Will you learn? #L1145

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Hi! Semiretired SWM, late sixties, mostly fit, healthy. Reserved, humble, kind, romantic, very outdoorsy. Passionate about trout and salmon, especially midwestern Maine. Seeking warm, healthy SWF to enjoy each other and adventures in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine (lobster rolls — yum!). Like movies, cuddling, board and card games, Wii and more. Let’s communicate! #L1157

I’m a single 40-y/o male seeking a 30+ female. Looking for a soul mate who enjoys life and kids. Send me a note and your number. Live in Northeast Kingdom. #L1153


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SWF seeks SWM, 55 to 70, clean-cut, nonsmoker, no drugs, woodsy-type: hunting, fishing, military? Goodhearted and kind. Tall a plus! From Burlington area. Phone number! Me: enjoy dining out, ’60s and ’70s music, animals, reading, flea markets. 5’8, average build. I’m shy. Friends first. #L1159

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SATURDAY AT SCOUT & CO. You complimented my headband with flowers on it. I told you that I made the headband from an old T-shirt. I left and then came and sat near you. I wish I was brave enough to talk to you again. You’re beautiful and seem wonderful. Coffee at Scout soon?! When: Saturday, April 7, 2018. Where: Scout & Co., North Ave. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914321 MAN BUN AT WILLISTON WALMART You were working. I was looking for kitchen tongs. You said hi, and I choked. We kept seeing each other. Wish I’d smiled more and let on how yummy I thought you were. Never done this before, but can’t get you outta my head. When: Thursday, April 5, 2018. Where: Walmart, Williston. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914320





HANDSOME STRANGER AT COSTCO We almost collided by the batteries around 5 p.m. I was with my mom; you were alone wearing a dark jacket. You were tall and strikingly handsome, dark hair, neatly trimmed beard, killer smile. We exchanged a smile by the produce and the paper product/dog food corner. Would you care to share another over coffee? When: Friday, April 6, 2018. Where: Costco, Colchester. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914319 BEAUTIFUL WAITRESS AT EB STRONG’S You brought me dessert with one flickering birthday candle despite me concealing that it was my birthday. You wore your hair in two perfect braids and told me that my asparagus and steak would taste “really great.” These details seem so banal now, but they weigh heavily on my heart. I remember your name. Can you guess what I wished? When: Thursday, April 5, 2018. Where: EB Strong’s. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914318 MOLLY We chatted at Anderson East. I took pics of you and your friends. You were the most beautiful girl in the room. You won’t see this, but maybe a friend will show it to you. Isn’t an I-Spy like an oft chance? When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Where: Higher Ground. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914317 PLATE SMASHER AT OLD POST I hope your hangover wasn’t too bad, and you found the golf-club revenge you were seeking! When: Monday, April 2, 2018. Where: Old Post. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914316 BEAUTIFUL SMILE AT BARRIO You: brown wavy hair, sleeveless red winter jacket and jeans. Couldn’t help but notice your amazing smile as we shared glances in the café. Me: guy writing in a journal wearing a blue shirt. Wanted to give you my number but waited too long. Wish I had said hi. Join me for tea? When: Saturday, March 31, 2018. Where: Barrio Bakery. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914315

WHITE CIS MAN, CARHARTT JACKET Same-name friend, I’m abusing the I-Spys to ask you on a second date. Want to meditate together? When: Thursday, March 29, 2018. Where: OP. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914314 RUNNING WITH DOG, CHURCH STREET You yelled out from your car about my dog as I was running with a friend yesterday. Couldn’t stop then, but if you want to meet up and go for a walk with him, let me know! When: Thursday, March 22, 2018. Where: Church Street. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914312 HELLO MR. SMITH? We met on St. Patty’s. Me and my friend hung out with you and your two friends after closing. You were sleeping when we left, and I misunderstood when your friends talked about exchanging numbers (thinking they weren’t talking to me). I know it’s a long shot, but I figured if you looked hard enough, you’d find me. The words “flask,” “bathroom” and “murdermart” should help your memory. J. When: Saturday, March 17, 2018. Where: Burlington. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914311 SHELBY Every look still bites the same. / It keeps me when I see you, / when you have me in your eyes. / My entirety in a pith. / Revered, struck. Hopelessly in love with you. When: Thursday, March 22, 2018. Where: everywhere. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914310 SUBARU AT 802 I saw you going into the dealership in the afternoon. You test-drove the Subaru right after I did. I thought your hat was cute but couldn’t say it. Would love to see you again! When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Where: 802 Auto. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914309 RE: DECEMBER, PARK PLACE Not sure if it’s me you are looking for, but everyone keeps telling me it is! I sent you a flirt. I’d like to chat, so if it is me you’re looking to have coffee with, let me know! When: Saturday, December 16, 2017. Where: Park Place, Essex. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914308 KB-E AT UVM MED CENTER Hey, it was good running into you the other weekend. Sorry it was at your work and I was a little preoccupied. It’d be nice to get caught up sometime; if you ever feel like grabbing a cup of coffee or something, let me know. When: Sunday, March 4, 2018. Where: UVM Medical Center. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914307 SHOPPING AT SHAW’S We ran across each other a few times in the aisles. Green coat, sweet smile in the spice aisle. Just thought I would say hi since I failed to utter a word to you today. When: Sunday, March 18, 2018. Where: Shaw’s. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914306

YOUNG SILVER-HAIRED GODDESS? You were wearing a Primus shirt and eating ramen alone. I’m the guy in the vest two seats down who was with a friend that night. Who are you? You seem magical. Perhaps you are a Druid, or a Valkyrie from the old ways. I would love the opportunity to hear your story. Perhaps over ramen? When: Saturday, March 10, 2018. Where: Bluebird Barbecue. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914305


ARKANSAS RESCUE STICK FIEND We crossed paths while you were walking your pup. Chatted about him; would like to hear about you, as well. If you would like company for another trek, please get in touch. When: Saturday, March 10, 2018. Where: Red Rocks Park. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914304 CITY MARKET CRACKERS AND ACL We talked at checkout. You seemed interesting, but I didn’t linger to talk more — but wished I did after. Hit me up. You have some recovery time ahead. Good time to meet people! When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Where: City Market. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914303 THE BESTEST I know that you’re a little weird. I’m a little weird, too. We often have conversations with our eyes alone (which is good, because you aren’t one for many words). I do enough talking for the both of us. I see you on so many levels — I want to see way more. I think that you are the “bestest.” Will you be mine? When: Thursday, June 8, 2017. Where: GMS. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914302 THE DANCE FLOOR ON PLANET JUPTR You were the dark-haired petite lady in blue at JUPTR. You held your own on the dance floor with me, and you knew it. You let me know as much as we exchanged a few words, and then you disappeared shortly after, well before the show was done. We need to dominate a dance floor together again soon. When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Where: Nectar’s. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914301 LOVE AT FIRST DIP We sat near each other in a cozy corner and shared stories over a beer. After talking to you for just that little bit, I knew the spark I felt could light the candle underneath the fondue bowl in front of me. You seem just as sweet as the homemade ice cream. Let’s meet there again! When: Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Where: the Stowehof & Fritz Bar. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914300 ARAM I want to press my body against yours, slowly and softly kiss you, be close enough to breathe the heavy air that surrounds you, feel your arms envelope me as the world slowly blurs and fades away, leaving only we. When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Where: in everything. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914299 FRIENDLY FACE AT VILLAGE MARKET I decided to grab some food and was amazed by those beautiful blue eyes and red(?) hair (again). I’d like to think you opened up your line to get me over to chat, but more likely you are just a great employee. Wanna get together some time for coffee? You seem like such a kind person! When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Where: the Village Market, Waterbury. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914298

Dear Scarlett,

I have been seeing this guy for a few months and really like him, but I don’t like how he kisses. His tongue is like a lizard. I really like everything else about him, but I hate kissing him. What can I do?


Tongue Tied (female, 21)

Dear Tongue Tied,

We’ve all been there. Most of us have endured kisses with people who lack passion, use too much teeth or even drool. Some guys will ram their tongues down your throat. Others want to joust with their tongues, like in a porno. Kissing can be a gateway to deeper intimacy. But it’s tough to go gaga for someone whose face you’re trying to avoid. According to a study by psychologist Gordon G. Gallup Jr. of the University at Albany, SUNY, 59 percent of men and 66 percent of women have ended a relationship because their partner was a bad kisser.  But kissing is coachable, despite how unromantic that sounds. Since you dig everything else about this guy, why not give him a chance?  There’s no good way to tell someone they’re a bad kisser, but you might try some body language to get the point across. Like, take control of the kiss. Block his tongue with yours, intertwine them and slow it down. Or pull back a bit. Don’t let his reptile tongue have free rein in your mouth. That will send a message. You could also talk to him directly, but make it hot. Kissing isn’t one-size-fits-all. It’s a dialogue between two people. Use your sexy voice to tell him what you like, and ask him to do the same.  If none of that works, you can always send him downstairs — your other set of lips might like it!



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