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well as boob-themed goodies such as nipple cream and breaststress balls. Some moms visiting the bus sampled Oat of This Swirled ice cream, the flavor of choice because of the folk wisdom that oats boost lactation. Burlington-based Mamava, which makes lactation pods for moms to pump or breastfeed, cosponsored the Queen City Breast Express stop at Perkins Pier. A few passersby threw surprised glances at Barb, but Amy VanHaren, pumpspotting’s founder, said people had been overwhelmingly supportive of the trip. Erin Bolger, a member of the Chittenden County




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Chittenden County residents are paying more for recycling. The culprit? China. The nation was once the world’s biggest consumer of recyclable materials. Junk mail and old newspapers from household blue bins in Burlington often wound up at Chinese paper mills. The country gobbled up recyclables for many years as its industrial economy surged. But not all of the material could actually be recycled, creating an enormous waste problem. The Chinese public objected to their country being treated as the world’s trash can. As a result, China implemented strict new standards as of January 1, and it has stopped purchasing most mixed paper. Recycling programs in Europe and America have subsequently lost their market. Last summer, the Chittenden Solid Waste District sold mixed paper for $75 a ton, Seven Days’ Molly Walsh reported. These days, the district has to pay recycling brokers $57 a ton to take the same office paper, cardboard and newsprint. The district upped its tipping fee — the charge for commercial haulers who bring recyclables to its Williston facility — on May 1.


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[Re Off Message: “Despite Opponents’ Efforts, F-35s Still Scheduled for Burlington,” May 24]: I just had surgery, and my friend from Chicago came to support me. As the F-16s woke us up to the feeling of being in a war zone and I told her louder planes were coming, she couldn’t believe it, exclaiming, “Wait! Billboards are illegal, and you have these? Didn’t Bernie try to stop them?” No, actually he brought them here, along with our other “liberal” politicians who somehow now are more into military spending than social justice. I feel extremely let down by our representatives, most recently by Mayor Miro Weinberger. “Jobs” for some families at the cost of many more jobs and lower quality of life for all. I am educated and mobile and can simply move out of state if the planes come (as far too many young people have already done for other reasons). But many families in Winooski, where I live, and South Burlington, where I am from, do not have this option and will be stuck to suffer the consequences. Many of us choose to live here because of the tranquility and progressive politics. But if I have to cover my ears and protect kids and pets, why would I keep living here, given that I already have fewer career options? Please, Mayor Weinberger, send your kids to school in Winooski, then insulate the houses of my refugee neighbors (who came here to escape war) from the war sounds, and offer me an amazing job to convince me to live with the pollution and disillusionment. Nilima Abrams



Although I welcome Macedonian defense minister Radmila Šekerinska to Vermont [802Much: “Macedonian Connection,” May 2] and support exchange programs with Macedonia, I do not support the country’s entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In my view, NATO is an anachronism and no longer needed since the breakup of the Soviet Union. NATO is largely funded by the U.S. and serves only to raise the anxiety of Russia. Consider how our country would respond if we had 29 countries next to our borders, bristling with strategic and tactical nuclear weapons, thousands of troops, air bases and ships. This buildup only raises tensions with Russia.








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Kymelya Sari’s article about marijuana legalization as it applies to noncitizen immigrants [“Nipped in the Bud,” May 9] mentions that “tackling the opioid crisis and related violence” is a priority of U.S. District Attorney for Vermont Christina Nolan. I once lived in a rural part of Vermont that had many marijuana smokers. I think that violence related to the smoking of marijuana is something that should be tackled along with violence related to opioids.

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Moreover, the constant anti-Russia sentiment that pervades the airwaves in this country and in the UK via the British Broadcasting Corporation only serves to lull our country into spending more on the military at the cost of all other pressing needs. I invite the reader to visit the NATO website and see how much anti-Russia bias it presents. And the U.S. pays most of the bill!   Our policy seems to be to keep up animosities with Russia so as to maintain our military expenditures. Moreover, NATO has far exceeded its mandate with deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, funneling our hard-earned income into destabilization and regime change. It is time that our country uses more diplomacy and less military posturing. If we don’t change our priorities soon, we will be fully and permanently eclipsed by China.

priests, Bishop Christopher Coyne and the Catholic Church. Jickling writes, “First and second graders sat, in frilly dresses and button-down shirts, near the front of the high-ceilinged cathedral.” So, too conservative? The girls should wear designer jeans and the boys dress like Spock? Then she clumsily paraphrases the priest’s sermon at that Mass. Including the dollar value of cemeteries into a total assessed value of church land as she did seems like something only an auditor of accounts would do. I participated in the synod in November. In answer to “What is the Vermont Catholic Church doing well?” I said that I was impressed by Bishop Coyne’s new platforms of outreach and communication. To “What could the church be doing better?” I said the church needs to speak up for itself; unanswered, unsubstantiated attacks numb and dishearten its members. I remember the excoriating articles on St. Joseph’s Orphanage in the late 1990s, how scores were moved to challenge them, and that the orphanage abuse lawsuit was dismissed. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington moved into the vacant buildings, and the 33-acre orphanage site was eventually sold to Burlington College. I also suggested that the diocese verify for members what the media reported in 2015: that the diocese lost between $1.5 million and $2 million on the loan settlement after the college defaulted.

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Free Notes The toe-tapping sounds of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival begin to reverberate through the Queen City this week. A number of free shows offer access to this tour de music without breaking the bank. Dan Bolles gives a sneak peek at festival events that will harmonize with your wallet, including Friday’s outdoor Kickoff Party at the top of Church Street. SEE STORY ON PAGE 38



Satisfying Stroll Invigorating hikes and farm-fresh bites are on the menu during Trek to Taste. Outdoor adventurers work up an appetite on guided and individual excursions and refuel with salubrious samples from local food producers along the way. Live music, arts and crafts, and an ice cream social round out this National Trails Day celebration at Woodstock’s Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 54


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World Music Music knows no borders. Just ask veteran fiddlers David Greely and Claude Méthé. Performing as LAtoQC, the bow-and-string duo serves up selections that draw on Cajun and Québécois traditions. Accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Dana Whittle, the pair takes Lyndon and Sharon listeners on a musical journey from Louisiana to Québec. SEE CALENDAR LISTINGS ON PAGES 52 AND 54




Picture Perfect Artist Thomas J. Condon generates photographs — without the use of a camera. For pieces in his exhibition “Homomorphism,” on view at the Red Mill Gallery in Johnson, he used an experimental process of painting on light-sensitive paper with photographic chemicals to create new images. Rachel Elizabeth Jones reviews these chemigrams by the Vermont Studio Center staff artist. SEE REVIEW ON PAGE 70


There’s nothing quite like a slice of strawberry-rhubarb pie to sweeten a summer day. Taste bud-tempting dishes at the Rhubarb Festival in Middlebury show just how versatile this tangy vegetable can be. Folks can tuck into a rhubarb-centric lunch, then browse gently used scarves, ties, plants, books and bling amid live music and games.


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Presented by Lost Nation Theater, Urinetown: The Musical is not only a hilarious satire of musical theater but a serious examination of corporate influence, environmental issues and politics. Producing artistic director Kathleen Keenan portrays the no-nonsense Penelope Pennywise in this dystopian comedy about a world in which water is under corporate control and citizens must pay to use sanctioned restrooms.

Burgeoning talent takes center stage during the annual Spring Open Artist Showcase, presented by Burlington’s Off Center for the Dramatic Arts. Four Vermont theater artists, selected by lottery, offer up 60-minute shows on double bills over two weeks. Catch LoKi’s 24 Years in 24 Hours: Growing Up in Vermont and Dennis McSorley’s Box of Squirrels the first week.


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or Vermont lawmakers uneasy about Gov. PHIL SCOTT’s school funding plan, he offered a bit of tough love at a press conference last Thursday. “Get comfortable,” he said. Problem is, there’s a lot of “uncomfortable” about the plan. The legislature returned to work May 23 for a special session ordered by the governor. Key committees began looking at the only unresolved issues: Scott’s insistence on using onetime money to keep property tax rates level and on implementing a five-year plan to ratchet down school spending. In a series of committee hearings last week, administration officials delivered a barrage of talking points, evasions and just plain “I don’t knows.” They continued to disagree broadly with legislative fiscal experts on projected savings. Even 1076 Williston Road, S. Burlington many of Scott’s fellow Republicans were 862.6585 less than impressed.  “There are two big problems with the system, and the [property tax] increase is not even in my top 10,” said Rep. SCOTT BECK (R-St. Johnsbury). His top two are cost Untitled-11 1 4/12/18 10:43 AM containment and establishing a stronger link between school budget votes and tax rates. Beck said there was more to like about the House-passed tax bill than in the governor’s own plan. Lawmakers were frustrated. Rep. CYNTHIA BROWNING (D-Arlington), one of the most fiscally conservative House Democrats, stormed out of a Thursday hearing in complete exasperation. The special session resumes this week with no clear path forward. “We’ve got time,” Scott blithely stated. But in the absence of a deal, a government shutdown looms on July 1. There’s broad agreement among lawmakers, including those tax-lovin’ Democrats, on the need to get a handle on school spending. They are happy to Preseason rate - Single person consider Scott’s cost containment ideas. $150 now through June 7 Where they don’t agree is on speeding up the process and borrowing against 2 Swimming Pools projected future savings. Especially since Club House Café & Bar the longer Scott’s plan is in the spotlight, Landscaped setting the more threadbare it looks. Poolside 16oz Frozen His core idea is an increase in studentMargaritas $5.95 to-staff ratios. But an inconvenient fact emerged at that Thursday hearing: There Daily Food & Drink specials is virtually no link between ratios and per-pupil spending. “Weak correlation, Sign-up for membership at not significant,” said Tax Commissioner! KAJ SAMSOM. Some high-spending districts have good ratios by Scott’s measure, and 259 Quarry Hill Rd, S. Burlington some low-spending districts have very low ratios.


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“Shouldn’t we figure it out?” noted Rep. JANET ANCEL (D-Calais), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee. Yeah, probably. Beck slammed Scott’s plan for not including a mechanism to recapture the savings. “Regardless of how much savings is achieved, none of it will matter if districts repurpose the money,” Beck said. They could invest in buildings, supplies or computers. Or they could offer better pay and benefits for remaining staff. There’s also a hidden contrivance in the ratio plan. On average, 20 percent of all public school vacancies would remain unfilled — reducing staff gradually without the need for layoffs. But in fiscal year 2020, that number would balloon to 40 percent of all job openings. A more gradual attrition rate would follow. Why such a massive front-loading? In a Friday interview, Greshin tied it to the implementation of Act 46, the 2015 law that encourages district consolidation. “With any initiative, you often get a bigger bang in earlier years,” Greshin said. “It was an assumption that more would happen earlier.” An assumption, he says. Also, conveniently, front-loading the process greatly increases the savings projection over the five-year period. “It does indeed,” said Greshin. This kind of stuff makes it harder to “get comfortable” with the governor’s plan. But still, there Scott is, putting up a roadblock to any competing proposal that doesn’t meet his standards. Beck floated an intriguing possibility. Could the Democrats build a veto-proof majority by crafting a plan that draws tri-partisan support? “Now, House

Republicans are solid behind the governor,” Beck said. “But is there an offer that could soften that position?” Perhaps, but it would require a leap of faith by the Dems. A compromise bill could attract more than 100 votes — the veto-proof threshold. If Scott did veto, there would be extremely heavy pressure on minority Republicans who supported the bill to change their position. It’d be a high-stakes gamble. If the Dems pulled it off, Scott would be on the outside looking in. But if they failed to win the override, they’d look foolish and their bargaining position would be compromised. It’s a nice hypothetical, but it probably won’t happen. On the other hand, it’s anybody’s guess what comes next. Don’t know about you, but I’m not feeling comfortable.

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The filing deadline to run in the state’s August primary elections is this Thursday. Many more hopefuls are expected to file by then, likely including a few surprises. We got one Tuesday, when Seven Days learned that Rep. DON TURNER (R-Milton), leader of the House Republican caucus, is circulating petitions to run for lieutenant governor. Republicans have been looking for a candidate to challenge incumbent Progressive/Democrat DAVID ZUCKERMAN; they appear to have found their man. Sen. FRANCIS BROOKS (D-Washington), meanwhile, is not seeking reelection, apparently bringing an end to a long and noteworthy career of public service. “Time is running out on me in terms of getting things done,” said Brooks, who turned 75 last Thursday. “I thought the best thing to do is to call it a day.”  Brooks served in the House for a quarter century, starting in 1983. He was the first person of color to lead a Vermont legislative caucus, serving as House majority leader from 1987 to 1993. He resigned from the House in 2007 to become Statehouse sergeant at arms, but his tenure ended on a sour note in 2015 when his bid for reappointment was soundly rejected amid concerns about Statehouse security.  Brooks ran for Senate the following year, narrowly defeating Republican incumbent BILL DOYLE. But as a senator, he seems to be a marginal character with little influence. He rarely speaks in debates or committee hearings. Perhaps he overstayed his welcome, but that doesn’t diminish his contributions to the state and its people.


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The long decline of the Burlington Free Press continues. The latest numbers show a roughly 15 percent drop in daily and Sunday circulation — in a single year. Print circulation numbers for the first quarter of 2018, according to the Alliance for Audited Media, were 12,900 daily papers and 16,523 Sunday editions. That’s down from 15,177 dailies and 19,266 Sundays in the first quarter of last year. That’s bad, but the longer-term trend is worse. In 2013, the Free Press was circulating nearly 23,000 dailies and more

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t took a group of volunteers at least half a dozen two-hour meetings over the course of the winter to vet 109 applicants seeking funds from the United Way of Northwest Vermont. They fully expected a record number, said Alan Tinkler, one of 22 community members involved in the selection process. It was the first year that the granting organization allowed any nonprofit — not just previous recipients — to apply for a portion of the $1.5 million up for grabs. The result? When the United Way board chose from its recommendations and announced its final selections on May 22, some organizations got a lot less funding than they’d received in prior years. Others got first-time checks. Rita Markley, executive director of the Committee on Temporary Shelter, took to social media to lament that COTS had received about a third of her $90,400 request,  calling it “the worst possible news.”  Kelly Dougherty, executive director of Steps to End Domestic Violence, said she was considering closing the nonprofit’s shelter for victims of domestic violence; the loss of the $100,000 — 10 percent of the organization’s budget — her organization had been receiving since 1982 “will involve scaling back services,” she said. Jesse Bridges, CEO of the United Way of Northwest Vermont, said the changes were necessary and had been years in the making. Fewer dollars and greater competition have disrupted what was once the area’s arbiter of community philanthropy. “The role of funders, the role of philanthropy, the role of how we address the most pressing needs” are all in flux, Bridges said. The way to stay relevant is by “making sure that we’re doing things in an inclusive way and in an innovative way.” The precursor to the United Way, the Community Chest, was founded in Burlington in 1942 and quickly became a stable funding source for local nonprofits, as well as a tried-and-true method for benefactors to give to reputable charities. The organization selected the lucky grantees, which came to rely on its annual funding. Local businesses let the United Way come in and pitch their employees, many of whom became regular donors via their weekly paychecks.

Those payroll deductions, long the United Way’s bread and butter, have been declining nationally for more than 20 years, according to the New York Times. That trend has played out locally, too. Vermont’s IBM plant used to raise nearly $1 million annually from its employees, the majority of which went to the United Way of Chittenden County, according to Martha Maksym, who served as the organization’s executive director from 2011 to 2016. When GlobalFoundries bought IBM in 2015, its corporate office halted the practice. Maksym said that today’s donors are more likely to give directly to charities or to individual GoFundMe accounts rather than allow the United Way to decide where to spend the cash. Nonprofits have proliferated, creating more competition for limited philanthropic dollars. United Way of Chittenden County contributions peaked in the early 2000s at around $4 million a year. In the years since, the nonprofit has regularly fallen short of fundraising goals each fall, with totals typically ranging between $3.5 million and $3.8 million, according to Maksym.

Including federal grants and program fees, the United Way of Chittenden County reported $5.1 million in total revenue to the Internal Revenue Service in 2010. By 2015, total revenue had dropped to about $3.9 million.  To more directly address local needs, the organization decided in 2015 to differentiate its funding priorities from the national mission — “education, income and health” — and instead pick a specific focus. It spent months surveying the public before eventually settling on five new priorities: advancing employment; reducing substance abuse; supporting families; promoting mental health; and meeting basic needs such as housing, food, transportation and health care. Tinkler recalled a meeting at Trader Duke’s in South Burlington that drew more than 100 people. Many of them wanted the United Way to do more to address Vermont’s opiate abuse problem. Those discussions showed that the community, including the United Way, “can identify and then act to support those priorities,” Tinkler said.


In 2016, the United Way that served Franklin and Grand Isle counties merged with the much larger Chittenden County organization to form the United Way of Northwest Vermont. That same year, Maksym stepped down to become Gov. Phil Scott’s deputy secretary of the state’s Agency of Human Services. Bridges took over as CEO in May 2017. He seemed like someone who “would be open to innovation around fundraising, around appealing to the broader audience,” said board member Margaret Bozik, associate manager of asset management at Champlain Housing Trust. Bridges, the former director of Burlington’s Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Department, is 37. But after a year on the job, Bridges said he’s found it challenging to describe what, exactly, the United Way does in a way that’s concise and resonates with donors. The organization operates its own programs, such as Working Bridges, which help low-wage workers show up to and keep their jobs, and RSVP, which connects retired residents with volunteer opportunities. United Way of Northwest Vermont also serves as a clearinghouse for nonprofits across the three counties, directing volunteers, distributing information and grants, and helping other organizations work collaboratively to fundraise. It employs 24 staffers. Before Bridges took over, new organizations could apply for funding once every decade or so. That simplified decision making. “You’re always going to get funding if you’re the only ones applying,” Bridges pointed out dryly. Allowing others to access the grants increased “equity and inclusivity,” he said. This year, the United Way of Northwest Vermont gave cash to a number of entities that had never been recognized before: mentoring organizations in the three counties it serves and a wide range of opiate programs. “We’re trying to go upstream, to provide community-based support services,” Bridges said, and that includes efforts by volunteers, not just professionals. Funding once appropriated annually



is now guaranteed for three years — a change the United Way of Northwest Vermont implemented in 2014. Bridges is also working to extend the organization’s reach beyond the aging philanthropic stalwarts, said Joel Poquette, a 24-year-old St. Albans real estate agent and the local United Way’s youngest board member. During last year’s fund drive, Bridges used social media to encourage fundraising and helped launch promotional videos focused on individuals who have benefited from United Way dollars, Poquette said. Bridges has been “a big pusher for change,” he said. On June 13, the United Way will launch a local chapter of Emerging Leaders United, a networking, volunteering and fundraising program for young professionals. The initiative


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United Way or some other nonprofit that is not on its grantee list. “It’s part of the company’s culture,” Keefe said. Expanding the United Way’s philanthropic embrace has been a more complicated endeavor. The Sara Holbrook Community Center has received United Way funds since the 1940s, said executive director Leisa Pollander. That’s why she was shocked to hear the organization wouldn’t receive $66,000 in grants for two summer programs for low-income kids. “It feels like we’re put in a position of being pitted against each other,” Pollander said of the United Way’s new, more competitive approach to nonprofit funding. A few organizations have petitioned the City of Burlington to replace the lost United Way funds with taxpayer dollars in the upcoming budget cycle. Such pushback is inevitable, said Patrick Tufts, president and CEO of the Granite United Way, which includes Windsor County and five others in New Hampshire. About five years ago, his organization also established new funding priorities and opened up the application process. “We got beat up a little bit, I’ll be honest,” said Tufts. He spent months visiting and speaking with the leaders of every nonprofit his organization supported financially. But the increased accountability and innovation actually attracted donors, he said. Since implementing the changes, the Granite United Way has had four consecutive record-breaking fundraising campaigns. Rob Meehan, director of the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, believes the same thing could happen in Vermont, which is now served by six United Way chapters. His nonprofit received $40,000 this year, less than half of what it has gotten in the past. Instead of complaining, Meehan said he would use the loss as an opportunity to look more critically at how the food pantry can operate more efficiently. The challenge “goes beyond one cycle of funding,” he said. “We as a community need to figure out better ways to work together.” m


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effrey Adamski, a 39-year-old father battling opioid addiction, is doing time at the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport after he was caught with 190 bags of heroin while driving from Massachusetts to Vermont. To stay clean, he relies on the addiction medication buprenorphine, which suppresses heroin cravings and staves off withdrawal symptoms. Last week, medical staff began to reduce his dose, initiating what’s known in corrections lingo as a “compassionate taper.” The decrease was a rude surprise to Adamski, who knew that the Vermont legislature, just days earlier, had passed a bill to make buprenorphine (also known by the commercial name Suboxone) available to any inmate who needs it, and for as long as they need it. He began bracing for the weeks of insomnia, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, depression and anxiety that often accompany buprenorphine withdrawal. Why was he being taken off the drug? The bill, which Gov. Phil Scott signed into law May 25, won’t take effect until July 1. Until then, Vermont Department of Corrections is continuing its practice of ending inmates’ buprenorphine or methadone after 120 days. Adamski’s 120th day is May 31 — exactly one month before time limits are abolished. He worries that the agony of withdrawal will drive him back to heroin when he gets out on August 15. “This is a huge concern for me considering I have personally overdosed 3 times after D.O.C. took me off my meds,” he told Seven Days in a handwritten letter. “I have a 6 year old daughter that would be devastated if I died.” His mother, Colleen, was also concerned. “When he’s not on his Suboxone, he does awful,” she said during a phone interview, calling the medication “his miracle.” “He’d be getting out at big risk of overdosing,” said Colleen, who lives in Massachusetts and cares for her son’s daughter. Multiple studies have shown that she’s right: People are much more likely to overdose after they get out of prison, when their tolerance for opioids is diminished. Corrections Commissioner Lisa Menard defended the decision to wait for July 1. “Policies don’t change overnight

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Last November, Seven Days wrote about the large number of inmates who said they had suffered through excruciating withdrawals and, in many cases, later relapsed. A week later, the department announced that it would extend treatment to 120 days at all facilities. It continued to supply medication only to inmates who had prescriptions when they came to prison.

The law, which legislators passed May 4, directs the department to go further and offer opioid addiction medication to all inmates for whom it’s medically necessary. No time limits; no prerequisites. But the new law will come too late for some inmates. “Certainly people have been tapered; we wouldn’t dispute that,” Menard said. The prison’s medical staff “follow established processes,” Menard continued, and “the process that’s in place right now is 120 days.” That’s infuriating to Adamski, who allowed the department to share his health records with Seven Days. “I explained to patient that I was unable to extend his MAT medication several months without being in violation of the MAT policy,” Dr. Steven Fisher wrote on May 9, referring to medication-assisted treatment. “Patient expressed displeasure regarding decision, but remained polite. I advised him that we could help him get an appointment with his community prescriber the very day he is released in order that his treatment can commence immediately upon release.”

On May 11, Adamski sued Menard in a last-ditch attempt to stay on his meds and avoid what he sees as needless suffering. Last Friday, he won a temporary victory: A judge ordered the department to restore his medication until the court case is resolved. “It’s insane. It’s crazy,” said Kelly Green, an attorney with the state Prisoners’ Rights Office who is representing Adamski in the suit. “They’re putting his life at risk — for what? Because they have a 120-day policy?” Green noted that she’s recently heard from other inmates who’ve also been forced off their meds. “That’s asinine,” said Rep. Selene Colburn (P-Burlington), who pushed for the legislation. “That’s absolutely contrary to what lawmakers are trying to do.” Colburn pointed out that such decisions are likely creating more work for the department, because prison staff must monitor inmates as they go through withdrawal. Menard acknowledged that her department’s current policy allows for exceptions. “There is a case-by-case review for people who are coming up to that 120-day timeline, but it involves having a sense of how much longer they’ll be with us, and we can’t always know that,” she said. She offered one example in which medical staff waived the time limit for an inmate who was going to be released two weeks after hitting the 120-day mark. “We are, despite what others may believe, very far ahead in this, very far ahead” of other states, Menard said. Until recently, Rhode Island was the only state to offer inmates comprehensive addiction treatment. There’s evidence that it works: A study published in the JAMA Psychiatry journal found that overdose deaths among people recently released from prison in the Ocean State plummeted by 61 percent during the program’s first year. Legal action may force other states to follow suit. In Massachusetts, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether state prison officials are violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by depriving inmates of access to their addiction medication. Others have suggested the approach constitutes cruel and unusual punishment and is in violation of the U.S. Constitution. In Vermont, corrections officials have generally expressed a willingness to work with lawmakers to expand the program.


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“We embrace it,” Menard said of the new law — which makes the department’s decision to maintain the status quo until July 1 all the more perplexing to advocates. Tom Dalton, executive director of Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform, said he wants to praise the department for working to expand treatment, “but it’s hard when they’re still taking people off buprenorphine.” Dalton continued, “I worry that this is a sign that the Department of Corrections and their medical professionals still don’t understand the importance of buprenorphine in a correctional setting.” During last week’s interview, Menard emphasized that “we want to put in place the best possible pro-

To Adamski, the department’s Miller Center (130 Gosse Ct.) current approach seems callous. “Unfortunately, there are people that see us as useless junkies who might be better off dead and some of these people CHANNEL 15 work for DOC,” he wrote. He’s not the only victim of timing. CATHOLIC MASS Jason Anderson, 42, awaits trial at SUNDAYS > 11:00 A.M. the Northeast Correctional Complex in Democratic Candidates Forum St. Johnsbury on charges that he burglarized a Burlington woman’s home GET MORE INFO OR and WATCH ONLINE AT last December. When she confronted Justice of the Peace Caucus VERMONTCAM.ORG Anderson, he allegedly threatened her with a knife before running away. The corrections department began Last5/28/18 5/22/1816t-vcam-weekly.indd 6:40 PM 1 reducing his buprenorphine on April 3;16t-burlingtondemocrats053018.indd 1 chance! he received his last dose on April 21. “For 32 days I been in hell,” he We retire in wrote in an email to Seven Days. “At October. one point in my life I was shooting up to 80-100 bags of china white heroin,

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and coming off that much dope was nothing compared to coming off my medication.” His mother, Nancy Davis, said she fears for his life. Standing on a busy street outside her Burlington apartment, she struggled not to cry as she recalled how distressed her son was during a recent phone call. “I don’t know why they took him off,” Davis said. “That’s the only thing that’s going to save Jason’s life.” m



gram.” But she also made it clear that, even after July 1, “there will still likely be people who will be tapered at some point.” Why? “The [new] law says ‘as long as it is deemed medically necessary,’ and I’m not sure that there is an established medical necessity standard for an incarcerated population,” Menard said. Neither she nor her health services director, Benjamin Watts, could explain why “medical necessity” would be defined differently inside prison versus outside.

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rad Peacock is hoping that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will make a second bid for the White House in 2020. But the Shaftsbury farmer is not so sure that Sanders should do so from his perch as senator from Vermont. “This next presidential election is going to be a defining moment in our country’s history, so I want someone that is completely focused on that,” said Peacock, an independent challenging Sanders this fall. “And the job as a senator is to represent … the people of your state.” The way Peacock sees it, Vermonters deserve a full-time senator — like the one Sanders was before the 2016 campaign — not the national political figure he has since become. In his first six years in the Senate, from 2007 through 2012, Sanders missed only 31 of 1,838 roll-call votes, or 1.68 percent, according to the online research service GovTrack. That’s close to the 1.4 percent median lifetime absentee rate of all incumbent senators. Fast-forward to the final two months of 2014, during Sanders’ second term, when he missed 32 of 96 votes — or 33 percent of those held in that period. Where was he? Much of the time, running for president. On December 16, Sanders missed eight votes while he was on a trip to Ames, Iowa. The senator’s voting record improved in 2015, even after he formally announced his presidential run in April. That year, Sanders missed 28 of 339 votes, or 8.25 percent. In 2016, when his presidential campaign climaxed and then petered out, Sanders was absent for 115 of 163 votes — or nearly 71 percent — more than any of his peers. Since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017 and Sanders returned to the Senate, his attendance record has been closer to the norm. He has missed just 11 of the 429 votes recorded by GovTrack, or 2.56 percent. What strikes Middlebury political science professor Matthew Dickinson about Sanders’ absenteeism is Vermonters’ apparent indifference. Shortly after the senator announced his reelection bid last week, the prof tweeted, “It is amazing how many votes

@SenSanders missed in 2016, but so far Vermonters don’t seem to mind.” For proof, look no further than an April poll by Morning Consult, which found that Sanders had a higher homestate favorability rating than any other senator: 72 percent. Sanders was hardly the only presidential aspirant to neglect his day job during the 2016 campaign. According to GovTrack, Sen. Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) missed 17 percent of the Senate’s roll-call votes that year, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) missed 23 percent and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) missed 50 percent. Sanders’ 71 percent absentee rate exceeded that of the others largely because he outlasted all three in their respective primary races. GovTrack founder Josh Tauberer cautions against giving too much weight to a single metric. “Taking any one number and saying that’s the number that’s important … other constituents will make different determinations,” he said. But Sanders doesn’t fare much better when it comes to other metrics collected by Tauberer’s outfit: In 2016, none of the bills the independent senator introduced had both a Democratic and a Republican cosponsor, and none made it out of committee. Between 2014 and 2017, the number of bills he introduced dropped from 69 to just 18. In an interview, Dickinson said Sanders’ status as an independent voice — the senator is still seen as an outsider despite having served in Washington, D.C., since 1990 — gives Vermonters different expectations. “I think they like him as a voice, a symbol of the progressive movement,” Dickinson said. “He’s not a workhorse in terms of being a senator that produces a lot of legislation, but I think they’re not expecting that of him.” Sanders’ national travel schedule hasn’t just affected his work in Washington. According to a Seven Days analysis of official event advisories, the senator’s accessibility to constituents has waxed and waned dramatically during his second term. In 2013, Sanders’ Senate office announced 20 days’ worth of Vermont appearances, or four full workweeks. Those included 10 town meetings

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featuring such luminaries as environmentalist Bill McKibben, journalist Matt Taibbi and the Danish ambassador, as well as six press conferences. Seven Days’ count does not include campaign events, private meetings or impromptu public appearances. The following year, even as Sanders made six trips to New Hampshire and four to Iowa, he held official events in Vermont on 15 days. In 2015, the year Sanders launched his presidential campaign in Burlington’s Waterfront Park, his Senate office announced only seven days of in-state appearances. In 2016, there were none. That year, Sanders did make several campaign stops in Vermont, including a Super Tuesday celebration at the

Champlain Valley Exposition and a series of rallies with gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter and other members of the Democratic ticket. He also showed up unannounced at a Burlington vigil following Florida’s Pulse Nightclub shooting and at the town of Warren’s Fourth of July parade. In 2017, Sanders’ national travel schedule slowed, and he held 22 days’ worth of official events in Vermont. Just five months into 2018 — an election year — he has already held 12, including a press conference this Tuesday at the Statehouse. In a written statement, Sanders campaign spokesperson Arianna Jones said her boss is succeeding at balancing his role as a national progressive


leader with his job as a U.S. senator. Jones listed more than a dozen events Sanders has attended in Vermont since the beginning of 2017, from town hall meetings with seniors to a college fair at Springfield High School. “In the same time period, he also traveled to over 20 states to lead the charge against the Republican health care bill and the Republican tax plan — both having consequences that would directly impact Vermonters,” Jones wrote, “and to rally on behalf of candidates at the federal, state and local level who are prepared to stand up for a progressive agenda that will benefit working families across the country.” Sanders declined multiple interview requests.



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Vermont Democratic Party chair Terje Anderson defended Sanders’ record representing Vermonters. Anderson said his own advocacy experience in Washington taught him that plenty of Senate work gets done even when senators are out of town. “The real work of a senator is carried out by their office whether they’re in D.C. or they’re out giving a speech in another state or whatever,” Anderson said. Phil Fiermonte, who spent two decades as Sanders’ top Vermont staff member and helped launch his 2016 presidential campaign, recalled the senator constantly staying in touch with his staff in Vermont and D.C. while he was on the campaign trail. “He missed votes, but I can tell you he didn’t miss much of what was going on in Vermont,” said Fiermonte, who retired from Sanders’ team last year. That diligence is noticed by voters, political scientist Dickinson said. Sanders is known for working his staff hard and for putting a premium on constituent services. While those interactions don’t show up in a tally of Sanders’ missed votes on the Senate floor, Dickinson said they make Vermonters feel well represented. “I would say his office has a reputation for being very responsive when inquiries come in about waits at the

veterans hospital or all sorts of correspondence-related stuff,” the professor said. According to state Sen. Chris Pearson (P/D-Chittenden), a former Sanders staffer, voting records don’t reflect the influence Sanders has on political priorities at the national and state levels. He cited the Vermont legislature’s recent vote to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024 — a bill vetoed earlier this month by Gov. Phil Scott. Pearson said he had been “ridiculed” by colleagues when he introduced a similar legislation as a Vermont House member in 2014. “After Bernie’s presidential campaign, that issue … was no longer unrealistic,” Pearson said. In making his reelection announcement last week, Sanders cited his desire to work on matters with impact far beyond Vermont’s borders: a federal $15 minimum wage, single-payer health care and free college tuition. “I was struck by his announcement,” Dickinson said. “It was a lot of national issues … It wasn’t your traditional ‘Here’s the things we need to do for the state.’ So that tells me he may be running for reelection locally by focusing on a national message.” Dickinson said Sanders’ voting record — or lack thereof — isn’t likely to be an issue in this year’s election unless someone emerges as a strong challenger and makes it an issue. But the professor isn’t holding his breath. “I haven’t seen a good, strong opponent run against him since he got the House seat [in 1990],” Dickinson said, noting that Vermont’s left-leaning politics make it likely that only a Democrat could pose a serious threat to Sanders. And a Democrat-backed opponent appears unlikely. “We do know that the voters in the state support Bernie very strongly,” party chair Anderson said. The party plans to coordinate its statewide campaign with the Sanders apparatus this year, as it has for more than a decade, he said. Anderson said the issue of Sanders’ Senate attendance hasn’t come up in the party’s discussion of its 2018 plans, and his impression is that voters aren’t really thinking about it, either. “They like the higher profile that Bernie’s national reputation gives him and gives the state, and I don’t hear a lot of dissatisfaction with this idea that he’s out raising these issues around the country,” Anderson said. m Contact:

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Readers react to Paul Heintz’s May 16 cover story “Betrayed,” about gun-rights advocates in Vermont.


I am surprised that Seven Days provides a five-page platform to whine and tantrum about the introduction of comCan gun-rights activ ists ‘Take Back Verm ont’? monsense gun laws. “I need an assault rifle to kill a deer” is nothing a real hunter ever said. Meanwhile, 420 people were killed by gun violence NOMINATE! in Vermont between 2011 and 2016. For all their outrage, WHITHER, UVM? MOMMY ISSUES have your gun lovers ever FULL STOP considered anyone who has lost a loved one by gun vioBrian Norder lence? They feel betrayed that Gov. Phil MORRISTOWN Scott broke his promise not to touch Strict enforcement of background I’ve just finished the article “Betrayed,” their beloved guns? Guess what? The majority of this country feels betrayed checks in Vermont and across the about gun-rights advocates and their country is long overdue. It is obvious reaction to Gov. Phil Scott. by the Electoral College! OK, I admit it, I’m a “flatlander” They want to prove that they are that gun-reform laws will not solve the responsible people, capable of owning gun violence in this country, but they and I don’t know anything about guns. guns without harming other human are, unquestionably, a step in the right But perhaps I am unusual in that I am willing to learn, and I defer to those beings. Guess what? Waving your guns direction. around when your feelings have been Carolyn Stecklare who own guns as being the experts in that area. Which guns do what? hurt isn’t going to prove your point. SOUTH BURLINGTON Which guns can create the greatest I am not against guns, and I am not against hunters. I am against guns in I first drafted this letter on the “carnage,” as one gentleman in the households with domestic abusers. I am Wednesday that Seven Days published article termed it, and which are meant against children being massacred in this the cover story on enraged gun-rights only for hunting or target shooting? country in places of learning. In a coun- advocates [“Betrayed,” May 16] but Are there any weapons so deadly that try where lies are touted as “alternative decided to let it digest. Two days later, no one at all should own one? I’d be facts,” Seven Days should avoid provid- we were faced with yet another school willing to learn. But what I’d also like to learn is ing a platform for crazy conspiracy theo- massacre; the time to digest is over. I am among those who are pro- what the Second Amendment advorists like Robby Mazza if it wants to keep hunting and pro-gun ownership but in cates propose that we do. They are very some sort of credibility. Edna Brown favor of some reasonable measures to vocal about what they don’t want. They reduce gun violence, such as requiring say the current legislation is “poorly MONTPELIER a minimum purchase age for people crafted” and “ineffective.” That implies Gov. Phil Scott is to be commended who have not taken a hunter safety that they have other ideas about how for his foresight in making a change to course. to address the 30,000 people who kill Vermont’s gun laws. It takes courage, There can be rational, civil disagree- themselves or others with guns in our especially for a Republican governor, ment about the Second Amendment, the country each year. Given that there will to take such a stand. His decisive action intent of the framers, and constitutional always be mentally ill people among us, will help bring Vermont’s gun laws into originalism versus non-originalism. I and given that we already have the highthe 21st century. Do we really have to am tired of the tactics and rhetoric of est level of gun ownership in the world, wait until a massive school shooting the most fervent gun-rights advocates. where do we begin trying to bring that occurs here for this to happen? The stunt of giving away empty gun number down? Wake up, “Take-Back Vermonters” magazines at the state capital as part of Gun-rights advocates: If the cur— times have changed! Ask yourself a protest was a confrontational and in- rent situation is acceptable to you, how many innocent schoolchildren and timidating action that enraged me — and then you and I have nothing to talk adults have to die violent deaths before probably many others. about. If the number of gun deaths gun owners, thinking primarily of themI, too, have an action that like-minded disturbs you, what ideas do you have? selves, their sport and the fun they have Vermonters can utilize. Where do we begin? with their dangerous “automatic toys,” The greatest threat to Vermont huntAdina Panitch are able to examine the broader issues? ers is not modest changes to gun-control WILLISTON BY PAUL HEINT Z, PAGE 32

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Don’t plan on casting from the Burlington fishing pier this summer. The city has closed the public jetty that juts into Lake Champlain ahead of planned construction of the 160-slip Burlington Harbor Marina. The long-planned project will snug in just south of the pier and around the point from the U.S. Coast Guard station on the northern section of the Burlington waterfront. Bulldozers were already in place near the site off Penny Lane, next to the Burlington Water Resources Department and just south of the Moran Plant. By Tuesday, signs, fences and orange tape kept fishermen off the pier.

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It will likely be closed for the entire summer. “It just wouldn’t be safe. It’s going to be torn up down there,” said Jack Wallace, co-owner and codeveloper of the private marina project. After consulting with city officials, the developers decided that closing the pier for the duration of construction was the best course. Most of the construction will be completed this summer and fall. The marina is set to open next summer and will include a floating operations building with a store, showers and lockers, as well as a new dock. The pier will reopen once the marina construction is complete.


Judge Skeptical of Request to Move Trial of Driver in Crash That Killed Five


A defense motion to move the trial for Steven Bourgoin, accused of killing five teens in a head-on car crash in 2016, was derailed last Thursday because Judge Kevin Griffin couldn’t access online stories about the case on the Burlington Free Press website. Bourgoin’s attorneys, Bob Katims and Sara Puls, submitted examples of media coverage of the case to argue that a fair and impartial jury could not be found in Chittenden County. But Griffin said Thursday he could not complete a thorough examination of the evidence because he was stymied by the Free Press’ subscription paywall. Hair and beard long and unkempt, Bourgoin stared down at the table before him during much of the hearing. The defendant, who has gained weight during his time in custody, did not speak to the judge but talked quietly with his lawyers. Bourgoin intends to offer an insanity defense. The judge gave the defense until June 11 to hand over printed copies of the articles in question in addition to further evidence they wish to submit.

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But Griffin made it clear to the defense team that he does not consider the amount of media coverage a sufficient reason to move the case. Rather, the attorneys must prove there has been prejudicial or erroneous coverage that might taint a jury pool. “I think that’s evidence we need to see for the change-ofvenue motion,” Griffin said, adding that he had “real questions about the basis” for the motion. The judge also expressed skepticism that residents in other counties would not have heard about the case, which got international media coverage. He contended that the large pool of potential jurors in Chittenden County would give the sides a better shot at seating an unbiased jury than the pool in a less populated county. In the meantime, the discovery portion of the case continues. A trial could begin this fall. After the hearing last Thursday, Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George said family members of the victims have asked that the trial not fall on or too near the October 8 anniversary of the crash.


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candidates for governor — and the irresistible potential for Holcombe to challenge Scott’s education funding policies, which have become a flash point between the Democratic legislature and the Republican executive this spring. Quoting unnamed Vermont Democratic Party sources, columnist Jon Margolis reported last week that Holcombe’s interest in the race was “more than just a rumor.” The former secretary has refused interviews but provided Seven Days a definitive statement via text. “I am not running for office,” she wrote. “I am looking for ways to help clarify the choices the state has before it and to contribute to pragmatic solutions to Vermont’s significant policy challenges.” The filing deadline for major-party candidates is Thursday. Barring a major surprise, it appears that the field for the Democratic nomination is set at four. It includes former utility executive Christine Hallquist, water quality advocate James Ehlers, arts administrator and anti-poverty activist Brenda Siegel, and the now 14-year-old Ethan Sonneborn, whose birthday was May 24.


Former education secretary Rebecca Holcombe says she is not running for governor of Vermont, putting an end to rumors that have circulated in Montpelier for weeks. Holcombe resigned suddenly on March 27 after more than four years at the helm of the state Agency of Education. She gave less than a week’s notice and has since refused to publicly discuss the reasons for her departure. Quoting state Board of Education chair Krista Huling and sources close to Holcombe, Seven Days reported in April that the secretary broke with Gov. Phil Scott over his insistence on further school budget cuts, which conflicted with local voter approval of modest budget increases on Town Meeting Day. Scott, a first-term Republican, is still in the process of hiring Holcombe’s replacement. Speculation about a gubernatorial bid grew in Democratic circles after Holcombe began posting thinly veiled criticism of administration policies on social media and after she spoke at a recent teachers’ union rally at the Statehouse. Also contributing to the Holcombe-mania was dissatisfaction among some Dems over the field of


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fter notable successes in the Upper Valley, JAG PRODUCTIONS is finally taking a show on the road. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, a Tony Awardwinning play by Lanie Robertson, chronicles the life of treasured jazz singer Billie Holiday. JAG founder JARVIS ANTONIO GREEN directed the Vermont production, which is currently touring the state, with a stop in Burlington in early June. It’s not quite a one-woman show; Holiday (Francesca Harper) receives onstage support from her longtime accompanist, Jimmy Powers (Nygel Robinson). Together the two lead audiences through an evening of reminiscence, revisiting memories both joyful and painful. Holiday, affectionately called Lady Day, sings throughout the show. The show played last weekend at the ENGINE ROOM in White River Junction and goes this weekend to the GRANGE THEATRE in South Pomfret. Next, it will head to MAIN STREET LANDING BLACK BOX Francesca Harper as Billie Holiday THEATRE in Burlington for June 7 to 10 performances coinciding with the BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL, an ideal synergy for a play that is both locally and nationally. As Harper puts it, “There’s equal parts storytelling and intimate concert. Green’s enthusiasm about his work is infectious, and a civil rights movement happening in our country right he’s taken on ambitious projects, ranging from JAG’s now.” Green describes the rehearsal process as “vulnerinaugural staging of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy able and heavy,” perhaps because the performers emto the company’s annual new works festival. Lady Day phasize Holiday’s reckoning with her past. is no exception. It depicts an American icon, down to “It’s not about putting on a play,” he says. “It’s Holiday’s beaded white gown, which was handcrafted about telling our version of the story and honoring our specifically for this show by Vermont costume designer ancestors.” HOLLY LEVISON. Green notes that JAG’s previous shows “center “If I’m going to speak about Billie Holiday, it’s going around blackness in a way that doesn’t talk much about to be with reverence and honor,” Green says. “Her work their interactions with white people. [Holiday’s] life paved the way for me to be here.” as a jazz artist relied on her relationships with white Harper notes that Holiday’s example inspires her people, and white supremacy really deteriorated her.” to give her all to the role. “She gives me strength,” she Holiday’s life was a difficult one. A rocky relationsays. “No matter how tired or how down and out, when ship with her mother and sexual assault at she went onto the stage, she lit it up and a young age led her to take solace in music. gave her life.” In the 1920s, she moved to New York City, Robinson, who has been playing the where she eventually became known for piano since he was 7 years old, says that, her distinctive voice and unique interprewhile his role is in the background, the tations of classic songs. Though she had a play gives him opportunities to tease out successful career, it was tarnished by conPowers’ tight working relationship with Holiday. sistent racism. For example, when Holiday “The music is built very cleverly into played certain hotels, she was asked to ride the show,” he reflects. “There are poignant in the service elevators, and she was not JARVI S AN T ON I O moments when she gives me these eyes, allowed to patronize the nightclubs where GRE E N and I know exactly what to play.” she sang. JAG Productions aims to support black Childish Gambino’s recent viral music theater artists and facilitate conversations “through video “This Is America” comes up a few times in the lens of the African-American experience,” accord- conversation with the Lady Day troupe. The idea of ing to its mission statement, and Lady Day may be its the black minstrel who is beloved as entertainment most racially charged show yet. The show’s arrival in but undeserving of justice has not disappeared from Burlington marks a fraught period in race relations American culture, they note.



Lady Day’s story puts the complexity of race relations in this country under a microscope, Green suggests. “There’s something that throws me when white people tell me how much they love Billie Holiday,” he says. “They’ll say, ‘She’s so great, she’s an incredible musician,’ and to me it means they don’t actually understand her life and her pain.” Lady Day features “Strange Fruit,” one of Holiday’s most famous songs, a haunting ballad based on a poem by Abel Meeropol about lynching in the South. The lyrics read in part: “Southern trees bear a strange fruit / Blood on the leaves and blood at the root / Black body swinging in the Southern breeze / Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.” Though the poem was written in 1937, the nation’s sole memorial to lynching victims was erected only recently, in Montgomery, Ala. “As an African American person, I have very little time to mourn, to be in pain or to share joy,” says Harper. “It’s that invisibility that we live with every day. This show is a reminder of the movement happening for black Americans right now: We’re here, and our voices are important.” m Contact:

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If you’ve ever tried to visit the GALLERY AT MAIN STREET LANDING in Burlington, you likely got confused wandering the maze of elevators and hallways in the conference center-like building. No more. The gallery has moved to the CornerStone Building at 3 Main Street. With a street-level entrance and large windows, the new space is located just behind Mirror Mirror and is not to be confused with the neighboring ART’S ALIVE GALLERY at Union Station. The “sustainable redevelopment” company Main Street Landing owns both CornerStone and Union Station, as well as the building at College and Lake streets. The SOUTH END ARTS AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATION curates both gallery spaces. SEABA associate director and curator SARAH DREXLER says the gallery was moved because MSL co-owner MELINDA MOULTON and her daughter, MARIAH RIGGS, acknowledged that it was too hard to access. (Riggs manages MSL’s Performing Arts Center in the Lake and College building.) Additionally, it was difficult for artists to get recognition for their shows. The new site will better serve both MSL’s mission and the artists. “Main Street Landing has been amazing in showcasing artists,” Drexler says. “They’ve been full supporters of the artists, so they decided, when the space opened up [in the CornerStone Building], that it was a good opportunity to move [there].” The new gallery opens to the public this Friday, June 1, with an exhibition of paintings and photographs of female nudes by TATIANA E. ZELAZO that had been on display in the previous venue. Additional video work by Burlington photographer and filmmaker JOHN DOUGLAS is installed in a curtained-off portion of the gallery dedicated to digital media. Drexler, who curates 11 spaces around Burlington for SEABA, says the focus of this one will be nontraditional and emerging artists. Zelazo fits in the second category, if not the first. This is her first solo show, points out Drexler, who aims to continue booking solo exhibits for upand-comers, each paired with digital work in the media nook. While paintings of the female body are about as traditional as you can get, Zelazo’s close-up shots, manipulation of light and shadow, and monochromatic bent make her works more abstract. And they’ve been popular: Drexler says more than half of the modestly priced works have already sold. Veteran artist Douglas doesn’t fit the newbie bill — he’s been exhibiting in the Queen City since the 1980s — but the piece he’s showing is new. Drexler is particularly excited about the video work in the new gallery, as she’s had few opportunities to showcase that medium elsewhere. Work by Zelazo and Douglas will be on view at the new Gallery at Main Street Landing through the end of June. SADIE WILLIAMS

INFO The Gallery at Main Street Landing, CornerStone Building at 3 Main Street in Burlington, opens on Friday, June 1, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m.


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n 2014, when WENDELL and JUNE ANDERSON purchased the INN AT ROUND BARN FARM; the couple coordinated their midcentury Waitsfield gem — a former art this labor-intensive process with the GREEN MOUNTAIN center they would rechristen the BUNDY MODERN CULTURAL CENTER and the Round Barn’s current owners, — the property needed significant restoration. KIM and JIM DONAHUE. Envisioned as a contemporary retreat in the 1960s by According to ANNEMARIE DEFREEST, president of the its architect, Harlow Carpenter, it had once held a for- GMCC, many of the Bundy sculptures were moved midable collection of modernist sculptures by local and in the early ’90s to the property of the nearby Round international artists. Barn, which was founded by her parents, Jack and Over the years, however, the building changed Doreen Simko. hands and purposes, and the outdoor works “[Harlow] Carpenter and my mom and fell prey to vandalism; some were even used dad were connected through their love for target practice. Case in point: In 2016, and support of the arts,” DeFreest said. She Wendell recovered an “American period” noted that this first relocation “was to bring work by Italian artist Colombo Manuelli — the sculpture to a more actively public place who exhibited at the Museum of Modern for safekeeping and enjoyment.” Officially, Art in 1967 — in the woods east of the gallery. the works remain in the possession of the Since the Andersons took possession of GMCC. the property, they have worked to reunite At one point, the GMCC had entertained 15 of the site’s original works. Now, thanks the idea of installing the sculptures throughto their efforts, the Bundy is reemerging out Waitsfield village, facilitating a public as a destination for enthusiasts of monuart walk. But then the group learned that the mental outdoor sculpture — a reputation Andersons were actively seeking and trying arguably enhanced by the allure of a salvage to rescue the works. operation. “Our board decided that the sculpture WENDELL AN D E RS ON The gallery and sculpture park officially should move back to where it came [from],” opened for the year on May 26. This season DeFreest said. “A lot of those pieces were marks the first time visitors can view the originally built for certain sites on the Bundy recovered sculptures in their original locations, set property.” beautifully against the Bundy’s lush lawns and surAmong the returned sculptures is a 20-foot-tall rounding forest. abstraction in corten steel. Late Vermont sculptor and “Many of these haven’t been seen in a long time,” University of Vermont art professor Paul Aschenbach Wendell said last week on a tour of the property. Last created it in 1966. The records available to the fall, the Andersons relocated 12 of the 15 works from Andersons and the GMCC indicate that the work was untitled. According to Wendell, however, Vermont sculptors CHRIS CURTIS and JOHN MATUSZ — the latter of whom has worked closely with Wendell on restoring certain works — insist that Aschenbach named this sculpture “Zeus.” The imposing piece is rusted, and one of its uppermost geometric forms has split apart. But the skyreaching conglomeration of hard-edged shapes retains its grandeur, beckoning visitors to the back edge of the Bundy’s lawn. Artists from much farther away than Burlington created many of the now-returned sculptures, with Italian modernists notable among them. Mirroring the Aschenbach work in its diagonal across the property is Italian sculptor Fred Pallini’s “Arch One,” a 12-foottall, H-shaped structure completed in 1967. It is one of several pieces marked by bullet holes. Another Italian midcentury artist represented on the grounds is Dino Basaldella. In re-relocating the sculptures, the Andersons followed their own aesthetic instincts. One of June’s mandates, Wendell said, was Don’t be so obvious all the time. In other words, the couple hopes to encourage visitors to wander the property and discover art. To this end, they nestled Ivanhoë Fortier’s 1962 “Big Enigma” by Saul Swarz “La Famille Sublunaire (The Sublunar Family),” an








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astonishing grouping of three spindly, robot-like forms, unassumingly within a birch grove. The makers of four reclaimed works remain unknown. One of Wendell’s personal favorites is listed as the creation of “artist unknown from Sedona.” The Andersons hope the restored park will attract visitors from in- and outside Vermont. Wendell delightedly remembered how David R. Collens, director and curator of New York’s celebrated Storm King Art Center, suggested during a visit that the Bundy Modern was like “a mini Storm King.” For her part, DeFreest is pleased to see the sculptures returned to their original site. Because none of them is for sale, she added, the park has a feeling distinct from that of a commercial gallery. “When you go up to the Bundy and you’re outside on the grounds, you get to feel the soul of the artist and see the final place where their work [belongs], just to enjoy it,” she observed. “There’s something different about a permanent collection from the heart.” m Contact:

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affirmed that it “cannot be fettered by any legislative restrictions.” If you’re looking to challenge a presidential pardon, then, don’t call your congressperson — call your lawyer, because the real action is in court. Take Trump’s first pardon: that of Joe Arpaio, the longtime Arizona sheriff who made a personal brand for himself out of civil rights violations. In 2011, Arpaio was ordered by an Arizona judge to stop racially profiling Latino drivers; in 2017, a second judge found him in violation of the earlier order and convicted him, in a bench trial, of criminal contempt of court. A month later, the president handed Sheriff Joe a get-out-ofjail-free card.   We’ll pause here to consider the well-established conventions surrounding the pardon: It’s typically given, after consultation with the Justice Department, to people who, having admitted guilt and expressed remorse, petition the

president for mercy. Alternately, a pardon may be issued when the president deems it in the public good, the most famous example being president Gerald Ford letting Richard Nixon off the hook for Watergate. So Trump’s already swimming upstream here: He didn’t talk to anyone from Justice beforehand, Arpaio remains defiant and it’s hard to see what broad benefit follows from a symbolic embrace of white supremacy. Still, conventions aren’t laws, and none of the above makes the Arpaio pardon legally invalid. Where things get interesting is in the fact that Trump pardoned Arpaio not for any old offense but specifically a contempt conviction. He wasn’t extending mercy so much as second-guessing how a federal judge — that is, a representative of a theoretically coequal branch of government — runs her courtroom. And that may be constitutionally troublesome. The scope of executive clemency hasn’t been fully

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hashed out, and one open question is what happens when the president, in exercising his or her power as enumerated, bumps up against some other part of the Constitution. In an article last November, legal scholar Kimberly Wehle offered the hypothetical of a president effectively invalidating a new law by preemptively pardoning anybody who might later break it. That wouldn’t fly, Wehle contended, as it would infringe the delineated authority of Congress to make laws in the first place. Trump’s action in Arizona is analogous — or at least that’s the argument made by critics, including a group of House Democrats, who in an amicus brief claimed the pardon represents “an encroachment by the executive on the independence of the judiciary.” The judge in the case subsequently refused to grant Arpaio’s post-pardon motion to get his conviction thrown out, leaving the former sheriff in legal limbo: He’s been pardoned by the president, but the court won’t clear his record. Arpaio has appealed, raising the possibility of a higher court overturning the president’s pardon on the grounds that he overstepped his authority in issuing it.


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CHUCKLING AT MY NAÏVE PERCEPTION OF THE SITUATION. I saw hair, a lot of it. It was, presumably, the back of her daughter’s head, and the teen’s lustrous black mane was pinned up and arranged in an intricate formation of waves and braids. There was probably a name for this hairdo, but darned if I knew. In fact, “hairdo” is probably not even the right word, I thought, laughing inwardly. “It looks, like, elaborate?” I cluelessly replied. “But lovely.” “Well, I gave it my approval. The kid better like it, because this is the second attempt, and time’s running short.” We turned onto Route 7 for the protracted slog south — slow going because of all the towns we would pass through, combined with the dearth of passing lanes. I didn’t mind, though. It was a dazzling spring afternoon, and this customer was fine company. “So, Sharon, tell me about the dress,” I said, getting into the spirit of the day. “What a drama!” she said, laughing. “Last year, for junior prom, we drove down to this town in western Mass where all the girls seem to get their dresses. Madison found one she loved, a simple plaid shift but just lovely. She looked great in it, plus it was cheap — $119, if I remember correctly. Before we

sniffles, she says, ‘Oh, fuck it, Mom — I’m wearing this thing.’ “I didn’t appreciate the language but loved the attitude. Her resolve, however, lasted just 24 hours, because the next day at school all the girls effectively shamed her so bad about it that we had to buy her a different dress. Luckily, we found a nice replacement in Manchester.” “And this year?” I asked. “Oh, she’s wearing this gorgeous twopiece. A little daring, but nothing scandalous. Here, take a look.” She clicked it up and passed me the phone. No only was the dress gorgeous, but, now viewing Madison from the front, I could see that she was, too. “Your daughter is so pretty,” I said. “A real heartbreaker, I bet.” “Oh, just the opposite, really. In fact, both her and her twin brother were recently dumped by their longtime boyfriend and girlfriend. With graduation looming for the seniors, this happens a lot. So much heartache in the Bostwick household, but the two of them are resilient kids.” “So Madison has a twin,” I said, taking that in. “I imagine he’s got prom tonight, too?” “Oh, jeez — I’m so wrapped up with

Madison and her outfit, I didn’t even mention Jason! Yup, he’s going, too. He, of course, will require exactly 15 minutes to get ready. Here’s a recent picture of them together.” Jason was carrying his sister piggyback as they both faced the camera laughing and smiling. Jason was as beautiful as his sister. “You know,” Sharon said, “when Madison was younger, she was totally disinterested in clothes. She was a tomboy and an athlete, and all she wanted to wear was baggie gym shorts and T-shirts. It was such a bummer for me, because half the fun of having a little girl is dressing her up in pretty dresses. “I know that sounds selfish and shallow, but it’s true! But when she hit the teen years, lucky me, she got interested in more girly stuff. She’s still an active athlete, which is awesome, but now we can also have fun shopping together.” “Are the twins going to college in the fall?” I asked. “Yup, Jason will be attending Endicott College and Madison’s going to UVM, my alma mater. Madison was making noises about taking a gap year. I told her, ‘That’s great, honey. A gap year can be very rewarding. If you want to live at home, of course, you’ll have to get a full-time job.’” “Very smooth, Sharon,” I observed, chuckling. “How did Madison respond?” “She considered this for about five seconds and said, ‘UVM, here I come!’” m All these stories are true, though names and locations may be altered to protect privacy.

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bought it, she first checked the Facebook page the junior girls had set up, because God forbid two girls show up in the same dress. Whoever buys it first has dibs, and we were good. “So, we’re all so happy, but, coming back into town, she checks again and somehow another girl had gotten this same dress before her. Madison was distraught, as only a 16-year-old girl can be distraught. But after a big cry, down to

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f you happen to walk down Burlington’s Cherry Street on a Wednesday night, you may feel a magnetic pull toward Hotel Vermont. Breezy strains of Latin jazz trickle out of the boutique hotel’s lobby, tantalizing passersby. Through the glass doors, you’ll find a diverse crowd of eager jazz-heads soaking up the hot sounds of swing, mambo and whatever else Ray Vega has on the evening’s musical menu. On a typical evening, the crowd is full of young professional types, empty nesters on date night, seniors — both the white-haired and college-age varietals —  and folks who come to dance. Even the hotel staff can’t help but bust a few moves from behind their stations at guest check-in as Vega and company blast out the tunes. Crowds frequently spill out of the chic corner lounge area with its low, mod seating to the stairs leading up to in-house restaurant Juniper, and even across the expansive lobby. Attendees watch Vega, 57, and his combo with rapt attention. Stumble upon the group mid-song and you might not know who’s leading. Vega sits in a chair on the sidelines and doesn’t micromanage. With an easygoing, imperceptible internal rhythm, he and his players volley improvised solos within works by jazz greats such as Wayne Shorter and John Coltrane. But the majority of tunes played are the trumpeter’s originals. Vega doesn’t bother with excessive crowd work — at least, not during the set. Once it concludes, he weaves his way through the audience, shaking hands, ribbing friends and greeting a sea of familiar faces. He moves with the charm and grace of an ambassador, which, in the local jazz scene, is precisely his role. Over the last five years, his residency at Hotel Vermont has become one of the most distinguished in the area, in any genre. That’s in large part due to Vega, who curates the weekly event. Even on nights he can’t perform himself, he books many of the region’s best and brightest players. However, though short in stature, Vega stands taller than all of them in musical legacy. The leader of several combos in Burlington, Vega is a world-renowned trumpeter and bandleader. He currently serves as a senior lecturer in the University of Vermont’s Department of Music and Dance, where he teaches jazz history and trumpet and oversees several ensembles. Vega recently landed a new gig: host of Vermont Public Radio’s “Friday Night Jazz” program. Whoever holds that venerated position is regarded locally as not just a disc jockey but an important authority on all things jazz. Like previous hosts George Thomas and, most recently, Reuben Jackson, Vega brings a wealth of jazz knowledge to the mic. Unlike those men, Vega, who debuted on VPR in mid-May, is a scholar and a musician. He brings a lifetime of experience as a performer on some of

the grandest stages in the world. Most notable among his voluminous credits, Vega was a member of bands led by three of the most famous Latin-jazz musicians of all time: Mongo Santamaría, Ray Barretto and Tito Puente. In his various roles as educator, bandleader, family man and now radio host, Vega is more concerned with taking care of those around him and fostering a vibrant scene than with promoting himself. His humility allows his students and associates to thrive. Ray Vega

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Onstage and on air, Burlington jazz trumpeter Ray Vega sets the groove BY JORDAN ADAMS

This week, Vega is in his element as the annual Burlington Discover Jazz Festival kicks off. He performs several sets, including a tribute to John Coltrane on Thursday, June 7, at Juniper. He’ll also host a meet-the-artist session with trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on Sunday, June 3, at the FlynnSpace. The South Bronx native speaks with a brusque yet sportive accent that instantly gives away his regional origins. For emphasis, he sometimes plays it up with a self-aware cheekiness. At its most pronounced, his affectation lands somewhere between character actor Richard Kind and Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein. When not performing, Vega dresses unassumingly in plain clothes — though he has a fondness for novelty. He frequently sports a black baseball cap that reads “Bebop” and a T-shirt with the following passage: “It was in the syllabus, it’s still in the syllabus, it’s always in the syllabus.” “I’m not a shy person,” says Vega in an interview at UVM’s Dudley H. Davis Center. His whimsical tee hints at his teaching style: firm yet fun. “He kind of does standup comedy,” says Vega’s UVM colleague Clare Byrne, who's also a senior lecturer in the Department of Music and Dance. “That’s not to take anything away from how incredibly knowledgeable he is,” she adds. “He could tell anecdotes about every single person he’s talking about, because he’s met and played with them.” Undoubtedly, those anecdotes will come in just as handy in the radio booth as they have in the classroom. And Byrne suggests another trait that should serve Vega as well on air as it has onstage: star quality. Byrne and Vega met at a party thrown by UVM Department of Music and Dance then-chair Tom Toner for new faculty in the fall of 2008, when both began their tenures at the school. Of that meeting she says, “It was very clear that Ray was a star.”

A Bronx Tale The youngest of five brothers, Vega was born in 1961 to first-generation Puerto Ricans in New York City. His father worked as a waiter at a high-end Manhattan steak house, while his mother worked as a seamstress for a brief period. “It was a different time,” Vega notes. “You can’t work on those kind of salaries today, not with five sons.” He describes his Bronx neighborhood as working class. “Back then, the projects were a place that people who were living in tenement houses went to as an upgrade,” Vega recalls. He remembers his building as full of hardworking families — only a few of which, he

room and then at a desk facilitating the buying and selling of stocks. Around the same time, Vega married his wife, Cookie. “During the time I was at the bank, she knew that I was unhappy,” he says. “I was working my day job [and] grabbing little salsa, R&B and jazz gigs on the weekend.” In January 1985, Vega tendered his resignation to pursue playing music full time. He also taught music lessons on the side and, in the late ’80s, briefly served as an assistant teacher in a Jewish preschool. Though he sometimes served as bandleader, Vega describes the kinds of gigs he was getting at the time as “the trenches.” But then he scored a huge opportunity: In 1987, famed Afro-Cuban percussionist and bandleader Mongo Santamaría asked Vega to sub in his band. Says Vega, “That was a big turning point from playing salsa clubs to traveling and going on the road.”

Movin’ On Up Vega’s career intensified further when was offered a permanent spot in Tito Puente’s band. He began his run with the Latin jazz percussionist and bandleader on Vega’s 32nd birthday in 1993. “Tito knew me from Mongo Santamaría’s band,” ex-plains Vega, who had also subbed with Puente’s group on and off for several years prior. The two bands would frequently gig on the same nights at the Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC. Puente passed away in 2000; Santamaría in 2003.


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says, were on public assistance. Despite problems in the neighborhood — poverty-related crime, gang activity, etc. — they never crossed his home’s threshold. Vega says he wanted for nothing while growing up. “We were living in kind of a bubble,” he says. “We knew the area had its challenges, but when you walked into my house, you were in an oasis.” In 1973, Vega took the first steps on his musical journey. After transferring to a new junior high school midway through seventh grade, he joined the band. “I wanted to play the saxophone, but all they had were trumpets and trombones,” he says. He chose to play trumpet since his family already had one in the house — though no one at home was a serious player. A year later, Vega auditioned for the High School of Music & Art in Manhattan with a rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “I was terrible,” he admits. “There was no reason I should’ve been accepted — but I think my grades got me in.” Vega describes his high school as a welcoming, neutral playing field, where students from all backgrounds, races and socioeconomic classes commingled. “When we walked into those classes, we were all even,” he says. Under the tutelage of renowned jazz educator Justin DiCioccio, who founded the school’s jazz program, Vega and his peers explored everything from brass bands to classical orchestra music. Fun fact: The school’s sister institution, the School of Performing Arts, was the setting for the 1980 teen drama film Fame. The two schools officially merged in 1984 to form what’s now known as Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Vega graduated in 1979, a year before the film came out, making it highly likely that inspiration for the film’s characters came from Vega’s peers. After a brief stint at Long Island University, Vega dropped out and began working in a Japanese restaurant — mostly dish washing and plating. Following that, he landed a job at the Bankers Trust of New York, first in the mail

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Vega says he feels lucky that he and Barretto were able to move past their rift before the latter’s passing in 2006 — though he chooses to keep the details private. “We later on forgave each other, and he became one of my best friends,” Vega says.

Elements of Style While learning from and playing with the masters, Vega was simultaneously leading smaller bands and combos — and passing his knowledge on to others. Willie Martinez, a NYC-based percussionist and drummer whom Vega met when they were both young, became a mainstay of Vega’s quintet about 18 years ago. “I learned a lot from Ray about leading a group,” says Martinez, who currently leads La Familia Sextet. “Ray lets his musicians be onstage. He doesn’t make a lot of suggestions [or] give a lot of notes. He lets everybody experience the music in their own way.” Brian McCarthy, a saxophonist who teaches at Saint Michael’s College and plays in the Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet, uses a sports analogy to describe his bandleader. “He kind of has a game plan,” says McCarthy. “Like a quarterback, he’ll call audibles. He’s reading the audience. He knows what the energy is like, what types of tunes are getting a good response, or even from the musicians that night.” (Another fun fact: Vega and McCarthy first encountered each other when the latter was matriculating at William Paterson University in 2000 — though Vega, then a visiting lecturer, doesn’t specifically recall McCarthy from the sea of young faces.) Martinez concurs with McCarthy’s assessment of Vega onstage. “When he puts his thing into motion, you just follow along,” Martinez says. “He has a way of guiding you to the promised land without talking about it too much.”






“It was rough,” says Vega of the rigors of touring with Puente, who, like Vega, was born in NYC to Puerto Rico-born parents. “You fly out Friday, do Saturday [and] Sunday in LA, fly back Monday, play Monday night,” Vega recalls. “[But] two years later, I was buying a house.” By his own assessment, he had a reputation for being a world-class cutup. “I would always be joking around with Tito,” Vega says. “We went out on our first trip. We were in New Bedford, Mass. I go up to my room. I put on the TV and, all of a sudden, I get a call from downstairs. [Our manager] tells me, ‘Hey, man, Tito wants you to get your ass down here right now. He needs to hear some jokes.’ That was, like, my initiation.” Another significant artist Vega played with was Ray Barretto. Through that relationship — and also through playing on Puente’s 1996 record Special Delivery — Vega became acquainted with some folks at Concord Records. In 1996, the label released his eponymous debut. Vega made one more album with Concord, Boperation, followed by a string of others on labels Palmetto Records and Origin Records from the late ’90s into the early 2010s. Vega plans to release another record later this year, likely independently. “Barretto probably had the biggest impact on me as an artist,” says Vega of

the late drummer and bandleader. “Tito’s band was a job. It was about making [his] music great. It wasn’t about Ray Vega shining under Tito Puente. And that was OK. I didn’t have a problem with that. That’s what it was [like] in most of these Latin bands I was playing with. “Barretto gave me a lot of leeway,” he continues. “I wrote for Mongo, but I was writing for his band. For Barretto, I could write however I wanted to write.” You can hear that liberation in Vega’s squiggly, muted trumpet in the first few seconds of “New World Spirit,” the opening track on Barretto’s 1993 album Ancestral Messages. Vega reckons he wasn’t the best trumpet player for the job when he began scoring spots in these highprofile bands. But he thinks his attitude and work ethic made him stand out. “My thing was: Show up on time, do your best, have the best attitude possible, don’t lose sight of why you’re doing it,” he says. That’s not to say Vega’s relationships with his mentors were all sunshine and rainbows. “I would get into arguments,” he says. “Even with Ray, who gave me the most opportunities, I wasn’t as good as I could’ve been.” Vega says that as one of the preeminent on-call players in his genre, his rising stock went to his head. “When you’re young, you don’t realize what you [have],” he says. “You wanna get into spats about money. You start to bang your chest a little bit.”

In 2002, Vega landed his first collegiate position at the Conservatory of Music at the State University of New York at Purchase, despite not having a college degree himself. But his reputation, skills and experience proved commensurate to a terminal degree. Vega taught trumpet and jazz history and led the Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra — a lineup similar to his current course load at UVM. David DeJesus, a NYC-based saxophonist and one of Vega’s students during his first year of teaching, now conducts the Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra. He also leads the Birdland Big Band at Birdland, the renowned NYC nightclub, as well as his own smaller group, Drive, among others. “Ray brought me up,” says DeJesus. “He taught me how to act like a professional and take mature solos and the etiquette of being in a band.

“In a classroom setting, Ray treats his students like professionals,” continues DeJesus. “He expects the music to be played perfectly and gives you a hard time if you don’t do that.” Universally, Vega’s cohorts past and present praise his work ethic and general likability. “He gets along with everybody,” says DeJesus. “He finds a way to connect with everybody. He doesn’t create drama. I’ve been in some bands where that’s not always the case.”

Greener Pastures In 2004, Vega spent his first summer at the FlynnArts Summertime Jazz camp. The intensive is open to middle school students and older, though most of the participants are high schoolers. UVM's Stewart developed and cotaught the camp with professor Rick Davies of SUNY Plattsburgh. (Davies passed away in 2015.) “Rick played trombone, and I played saxophone,” says Stewart. “What we really needed was a trumpet player. I didn’t want to bring in another academic. I wanted a real performer.” At Davies’ suggestion, they called up Vega; he would return to the camp for subsequent summers, as well. Meanwhile, Stewart was lobbying to add another fulltime faculty member to UVM’s jazz program. By the spring of 2008, he had secured a spot for Vega. “At that point in my life, the best gigs I was getting were all about going to an airport anyway,” Vega says. “I said, ‘At this point, I could be living anywhere.’” So Vega, his wife and three kids made the move, settling in South Burlington. The transition wasn’t exactly seamless. “When you’re used to a certain pace — the New York pace —  [Vermont] is really different,” Vega observes.

“One of the biggest complaints I had [when I first moved to Vermont] was that everything started late,” Vega says. “If you’re telling your audience that your show starts at eight o’clock, you shouldn’t be showing up at eight.” But his prickly attitude didn’t last long. “I will admit that I was a hard-ass in many ways,” says Vega, noting his lack of patience for players who didn’t meet his professional standards. “I had to cool myself off.” Another tricky thing for him after the move: Like many native New Yorkers, Vega never learned how to drive. Upon moving to Vermont, the trumpeter thought he would finally get behind the wheel. Yet, after 10 years of Champlain Valley living, he still primarily takes public transportation to get from here to there. Further cementing Vega’s passenger-only status is his recent struggle with vertigo. The symptoms he calls “centrifuge-like” mean that he’ll continue to rely on buses, cabs and his own two feet for the foreseeable future. Health problems have plagued other members of his family, too. Most notably, the trumpeter had to take a leave of absence from the Muddy Waters residency to devote more time to his son, Aaron, who had been diagnosed with cancer years earlier. Aaron now has a clean bill of health, thanks to his family’s tireless efforts to find him the best care, locally and across the country. Despite these problems, Vega has found ways to stay positive and upbeat. “Whenever he sees me, he starts dancing, which is just awesome,” says Byrne. “He’s always asking me to put him in my dance pieces.”

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In November 2017, VPR announced that Reuben Jackson would be leaving his post as the host of the station’s “Friday Night Jazz" program the following spring. The immediate question on the minds of local jazz fans was: Who can possibly succeed him? Many loved Jackson’s poetic musings and killer selections. However, Jackson professes to be a huge Vega fan and was pleased when the station announced, earlier this month, that the trumpeter would replace him. “I could not have been happier,” Jackson says. “He knows the music, which is obviously important. But the warmth and the range he’s already brought to programming — the music’s in good hands.” While the new host has plenty of experience in recording studios and has sat in the guest chair in

While an overabundance of music might make gatekeepers and tastemakers such as Vega more important than ever for discerning listeners, it also creates a distinct challenge. “Programming is harder than people think,” Jackson says. “It’s like you’re picking an all-star team every week.” As for how Vega will choose his musical all-stars, he’s keeping his rubric relatively simple. “The roux that ties this meal together is going to be swing and groove,” he says. He’ll also vary his programming to cater to some listener requests, provided they meet one paramount criterion: “It’s gotta have a pulse,” says Vega. “I’m all about movement.” m


“But now I like this pace. I don’t care for the New York pace anymore. You can keep that.” Almost immediately, Vega developed associations with a number of players in local jazz, including UVM affiliate artist and pianist Tom Cleary. “In terms of Latin music, [Vega brings] a real connection to the great tradition of Latin jazz,” Cleary says. “[The Vermont community] never had anybody who played with Tito Puente and Ray Barretto and Mongo Santamaría.” Vega’s first weekly shindig was at downtown Burlington coffee shop Muddy Waters. On Wednesday nights from about 2009 through 2011, jazz fans enjoyed programming much like what Vega and company present now at Hotel Vermont. It was at the Muddy Waters residency that local audiences and players began to learn exactly who had just arrived in town. They also learned about his idiosyncrasies.

“He’s got that rare combination of being an incredible musician and a great communicator,” says Cleary, likening Vega’s “effervescent personality” to that of legendary trumpeters such as Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie.



broadcast situations, he’s never been the one running the show. He opened his inaugural broadcast on Friday, May 18, with Dexter Gordon’s 1977 cut “Fried Bananas.” After a short greeting, he segued into Puente’s “Dias en el Palladium.” Vega gave over most of his airtime to the music itself, offering quick introductions and recaps of his selections. But by the third hour of the program, he seemed to open up a bit, adding more of his colorful inflections and big personality. A veritable encyclopedia of jazz facts and history — as you’d expect from an expert on the subject — Vega feels confident he’ll be able to “speak about great jazz artists without any notes.” When he was host, Jackson programmed the show with a two-pronged approach. “Friday night can mean one of two things,” says Jackson. “It’s either the workweek is over [and] you’re wiped out, or it’s Friday and let’s party. I think that [Vega’s] selections touched upon that whether it was conscious or not. It felt like Friday.” Vega has high standards for what he’ll play on the show. “I told [VPR] I wouldn’t do it if I’m going to be dictated what I have to play,” he explains. “The issue with jazz right now is that — since there are [hardly any] record labels — every Tom, Dick and Harry [can] get a GoFundMe account and hire a publicist. What’s going to happen is that somebody with a nominal amount of talent is going to be on the same playing field as everybody else. And that’s a tough thing for the art.”

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ust hours before the curtain rose in the Performing Arts Center at Bellows Free Academy St. Albans, Rosie Bibona eyed the stage from a control booth high above the auditorium. She was directing the Junior Jam, a series of one-act plays performed by her fellow high school students, and the graduating senior was in full multitasking mode: She followed the actors’ lines, scribbled notes on a script, cued the lighting and sound engineers, and fielded questions from this reporter. “This is our last dress rehearsal before our show tonight, and we haven’t had a dress rehearsal with all of our cast yet,” Bibona blurted quickly, her eyes darting between script and stage. “We’re still doing thunder, right?” asked sophomore Josh Harding, who was working the soundboard. “Yeah, I’ll tell you when to go,” Bibona whispered. The students had been rehearsing since late March, which gave them less than two months to pull it together. “So, it’s kind of stressful,” Bibona admitted, laughing nervously. But despite the opening-night jitters in her voice, she seemed energized by the pressure. Meanwhile, onstage below, Hamlet’s Ophelia was “getting her pharmacological adjustment.” As Bibona explained, the play, The Hamlet Thrill-ma-geddon, by playwright Don Zolidis, is a comedic twist on William Shakespeare’s classic and tells the story of a school drama club whose budget gets cut. The thespians manage to save their production by accepting corporate sponsorships and inserting mid-play advertisements — in the scene underway, the ad is from a pharmaceutical company. “That’s the concept of the play. That’s not our real budget,” emphasized Susan Palmer, BFA St. Albans’ new drama director and acting teacher. Palmer’s theater program has little chance of getting the ax. In fact, as some public schools scale back their arts programming to balance their budgets, BFA St. Albans is doubling down. And it’s not only happening in the theater department. Kevin Dirth, superintendent of the Maple Run Unified School District, said that the district just hired a new, full-time music director for the 2018-19 school year. It’s part of a broader effort by the newly consolidated district — created two years ago under Act 46 — to integrate arts education into the core curricula of reading, writing, math and science and “teach the whole child.” Full-time drama positions like Palmer’s are rare in Vermont public schools. According to the state Agency of Education, there were just 19 theater teachers statewide in 2016-17, and many of them either work part time or have other school duties. So, when Palmer saw the job posting last year, she jumped at the opportunity. “I literally had 10 employers last year,” Palmer explained. The 42-year-old Colchester native, who has a master’s degree in directing from Middlesex University

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in London, worked at Vermont Stage and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and she spent eight years as an after-school drama teacher at Essex High School. “I love theater,” she said, “but it was getting really hard to make it my life.” Palmer’s office is in the costume room, located backstage on the second floor of the Performing Arts Center, which underwent a $2.7 million renovation a few years ago. Interludes of “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” from Evita, emanated from the stage below while she spoke. Palmer started in October and had to hit the ground running. Fortunately, the fall musical was Godspell, which she’d produced twice previously. She immediately took over teaching the school’s two drama classes — Acting 1 and Acting for the Camera. Then she got to work on an ambitious plan to incorporate theater education into other classes. In one, Palmer worked with English teacher Mary Ellen Tourville to codesign an interdisciplinary unit for teaching the book Speak. The young-adult novel, by Laurie Halse Anderson, tells the story of a high school freshman who is ostracized by her peers and subsequently stops speaking, after inadvertently ruining their end-of-summer party. Using the novel, Palmer taught the students to create their own “theatrical tableaus,” or frozen video images, to represent figurative passages from the text. The students then made audio recordings of themselves

reading that text. As Palmer explained, it was a theatrical approach to teaching concepts in literature — character development, subtext, inner monologue — that complemented Tourville’s own lesson plan. In another class, Palmer worked with Olga Saldarriaga, a Spanish-language teacher, to help students expand their español vocabulary. Palmer used a talk-show format in which students were asked to describe their personalities, in Spanish, as if they were being interviewed on television. “At first [the students] were feeling like, ‘This is weird! She’s the drama teacher. What’s she doing here?’” Saldarriaga recalled. However, after seeing the first group of their classmates perform, the students cheered like a real audience and gained confidence in their own Spanish abilities. Later, they told Saldarriaga that they really enjoyed the lesson, in part because it was a change from their normal classroom routine. “The students loved it,” she said. “And the good thing is, [Palmer] did not know a word of Spanish, but by the end she knew everything!” “I feel like I’ve been wheedling my way into everyone’s room,” Palmer said. Her drama lessons extend beyond school hours. Having taught improv for five years at the University of Vermont, she started an after-school improv group at BFA St. Albans, which now performs every six weeks at the Grind Café, a local coffeehouse. The group was so popular that Palmer is considering forming junior

varsity and varsity teams; next year, she hopes to teach it as an elective. One difference Palmer noticed between her current and previous teaching gigs was how many students arrive at BFA St. Albans without any theatrical experience. At Essex High School, many of her students had taken acting classes or performed in summer musicals. But at BFA, students often looked at Palmer blankly when she mentioned, say, method acting or Bread and Puppet Theater. “You cannot be studying acting in Vermont,” she said, “and not know about Bread and Puppet!” So Palmer formed an after-school group called Theatre for Social Change. The group meets once a week to discuss

Also, Palmer noted, students in the performing arts are learning transferrable skills that will be valuable to them later in life, including public speaking, self-confidence, selfdirection, collaboration, performance under pressure and understanding the different ways in which people communicate. The dramatic arts are also a means for creating interesting, well-rounded citizens, said Doug Bell. As technical manager of the Performing Arts Center, his job includes training the students who work the sound and lighting systems. Bell also teaches engineering at BFA St. Albans and sings with the Vermont Choral Union; he’ll perform this summer with the Pennsylvania Philharmonic. He uses the audiovisual systems as a way to draw in students who see themselves as more math and science oriented than “creative” types. “It’s one of the things I try to point out to my students: You’re not exclusively a math geek or a jock. You can do anything,” Bell said. “You need to be happy and do what makes you happy, not what other people think you should do.” Much of BFA St. Albans’ focus on the arts comes from the top. Superintendent Dirth, who’s been with the district for four years, spent two decades as a music teacher and band director at North Country Union High School in Newport. He has a love for the arts and a firm belief in its educational value. “When I first started in education, the arts were considered a frill,” Dirth said. And then, throughout the 1980s, ’90s and early 2000s, as education put greater emphasis on standardized testing, arts funding was often the first to go, especially in cash-strapped districts. But over the last decade, Dirth noted, research has shown overwhelmingly that students who are involved in the arts become better academicians. And it’s not merely that the “better students” take music or theater, he emphasized, but that the arts make young people better thinkers. “The arts are also important for their own sake, and we can never forget that part,” he added. Go too far in teaching just the fundamentals and “you run the risk of developing … people without a soul, without an understanding of what it is to feel and be human.” m




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how the dramatic arts can be used to address political and social issues of relevance to the students, such as gender, cliques and school violence. She invited a Bread and Puppet performer to talk to the group, and the students later attended one of their shows. On another occasion, Palmer invited Charlotte-based Kathryn Blume to speak to the group about her work as a writer, environmental activist, solo performer and cofounder of the Lysistrata Project, a worldwide theatrical event for peace. While Palmer acknowledged that she’s accomplished much in her first year, she emphasized that it couldn’t have happened without the school’s longstanding commitment to the arts. “I feel like I’ve had so much support,” she said. “So many teachers have been very willing to collaborate.” They include Dee Christie, head of the fine arts department. The St. Albans native, who was literally born in the room where she now works — previously, the building was the St. Albans Hospital — has taught at the high school for 30 years. She said that the school has a long tradition of supporting the arts. As she put it, “We can reach kids through the arts that other people can’t.”

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Levitate Live, 7 p.m., Top Block Stage

This one’s easy: Get thee to the Top Block Stage on the Church Street Marketplace for Levitate Live. The official BDJF kickoff party features local neo-soul band smalltalker, Illinois-based hip-hop and jazz fusionists Manwolves, and Brooklyn’s tubafresh, the lo-fi R&B solo project of PitchBlak Brass Band’s Chanell Chrichlow. Oh, and there’s a beer tent. Other June 1 highlights: Queen City Hot Club, 11 a.m., Leunig’s Bistro & Café (the first show of BDJF); Vermont All State Jazz Band, 5 p.m., City Hall Stage; Audrey Bernstein and Friends, 9:30 p.m., Juniper.

Saturday, June 2

JUPTR, 6:30 p.m., Top Block Stage

Led by dynamic front woman Stephanie Heaghney, JUPTR are quickly becoming one of Burlington’s most beloved local bands. In part, that’s because the neo-soul group includes members of several other local favorites, including Madaila, Smooth Antics, smalltalker and the Renegade Groove. But the band’s fusion of hip-hop and R&B, along with otherworldly vocal harmonies, make JUPTR a cosmic phenomenon in their own right.



Friday, June 1



or 35 years, the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival has drawn some of the biggest names in the genre — as well as funk, reggae, American roots and more — to the Queen City. This year is no different, with luminaries such as Leslie Odom Jr., Rhiannon Giddens, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and many others heading a deep and diverse lineup. But there’s more to discover at this fest than stars. And you can often do so for free. From Friday, June 1, through Sunday, June 10, the BDJF offers a wealth of free entertainment daily. From daytime sets on the Church Street Marketplace featuring Vermont school bands to evening gigs with excellent local, regional and national acts at venues throughout the city, it’s possible to spend the entire 10-day fest seeing great music and never spend a dime. Need proof? Read on.

Other June 2 highlights: Big Joe Burrell Day, noon, City Hall Park; Zack DuPont & Matt DeLuca, 1 p.m., Foam Brewers; Maiz Vargas Sandoval, 6 p.m., Esperanza Restaurante; West End Blend, 8 p.m., the Skinny Pancake.

Sunday, June 3 Paul Asbell, 6 p.m., Top Block Stage Paul Asbell

If you’re sensing a Top Block Stage theme, you’re on to something: Many of the festival’s coolest performances — free or otherwise — happen on the northernmost end of Church Street. In Burlington, few hepcats have defined cool for as long as guitarist Paul Asbell. From his days in Kilimanjaro and the Unknown Blues Band to collaborating with the likes of Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Lightnin’ Hopkins — to name but a few of his voluminous career highlights — Asbell is a Vermont treasure. If you miss him here, fret not. He’s playing almost every day of the festival, sometimes more than once. Other June 3 highlights: the Jake Whitesell Quartet, 1 p.m., Leunig’s; Steve Goldberg Quartet, 4 p.m., Leunig’s; Julian Chobot Group, 8:30 p.m., Radio Bean.



Dan Ryan Express, 6 p.m., Nectar’s

Dan Ryan gets around. While he’s likely best known currently as the drummer of Burlington pop phenoms Madaila, he’s logged time in a number of excellent local bands, including Kat Wright (in her Indomitable Soul Band days), Craig Mitchell & Motor City, and Strength in Numbers. Versatility on the skins is a Ryan hallmark. But if you ask him, he’ll

tell you his best genre is jazz — a talent he indulges in his own group, the Dan Ryan Express. Prodigal keyboard ace Parker Shper joins the band throughout the festival. Other June 4 highlights: Art Herttua & Ray Carroll Jazz Duo, 5 p.m., Radio Bean; Guagua, 6 p.m., Top Block Stage; Paul Asbell, 7 p.m., Foam Brewers.

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Friday, June 8

NBC Block Party Feat. Mal Maïz, 5 p.m., Top Block Stage

Burlington has likely never laid claim to a band quite like Mal Maïz. Led by self-proclaimed “Costa Rican gypsy devil” Maiz Vargas Sandoval, the Queen City sextet simmers with steamy dance vibes thanks to a sumptuous blend of equatorial sounds, including traditional cumbia, Latin jazz, reggae and Afro-Caribbean music. Other June 8 highlights: Hokum Bros., 5 p.m., Leunig’s; Aaron Lucci Quintet, 5:30 p.m., Deli 126; James Harvey Group, 7 p.m., Light Club Lamp Shop.

Tuesday, June 5

Tiffany Pfeiffer Trio with Mike Martello and Jeremy Hill, 6:30 p.m., Light Club Lamp Shop

Since landing in Vermont a decade ago, Tiffany Pfeiffer has reigned as one of the Green Mountain State’s preeminent vocalists in a variety of genres. In recent years, she’s revitalized an early love of jazz through her trio with Jeremy Hill and Mike Martello. The latter, by the way, is a nonagenarian jazz guitarist who is widely believed to have played more gigs in Vermont than any other local musician alive. Other June 5 highlights: Chris Peterman Quartet, 4 p.m., Leunig’s; DIGGS, 6 p.m., Top Block Stage; Lauren Costello, 6 p.m., BCA Center.


The Jazz Thieves, 7:15 p.m., City Hall Stage

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Sunday, June 10

High Summer, 5:30 p.m., City Hall Stage

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The BDJF has a long tradition of giving birth to some of Vermont’s best new bands. The latest example is High Summer, an all-star collection of local players that debuted at last year’s festival. Featuring the incomparable Miriam Bernardo (of Steady Betty) on vocals, the band boasts members of Japhy Ryder, FLYNN, Bearqurium and Mal Maïz — not to mention a grooveheavy repertoire of originals and choice covers. Other June 10 highlights: Brooklyn Circle, 1 p.m., Foam Brewers; Maple Street Six, 1 p.m., Radio Bean; George Petit, 4 p.m., Leunig’s. 



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Phish fans are likely already familiar with Natalie Cressman. For the past seven years, the 25-year-old trombonist and singer has toured with the Trey Anastasio Band — she also performed with Phish recently at Madison Square Garden. But as her own music attests, Cressman is bound for crossover appeal beyond the jam-band set. Her new EP, Traces, veers into slinky electronic R&B that’s irresistibly groovy. Other June 7 highlights: Northern Spy, 5:30 p.m., American Flatbread; Hot

There are two universal truths in jazz: It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing, and it ain’t jazz fest until the Onion River Jazz Band plays. For more than three decades, the septet has existed as Vermont’s foremost — only? — purveyor of traditional New Orleans Dixieland, helping to preserve the roots of American jazz. Other June 9 highlights: Japhy Ryder, 3:30 p.m., Top Block Stage; Mike Martin & Trio Gusto, 5 p.m., Leunig’s; the Trio, 8:30 p.m., Bleu Northeast Seafood.


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The Jazz Thieves demonstrate that imitation isn’t the sincerest form of flattery; theft is. Using stylistic elements from a range of past and present greats — from Duke Ellington to Tom Waits — the New York City quartet gives as much as it takes, synthesizing facets of soul, funk, rock and pop with jazz ingenuity. Other June 6 highlights: Loupo feat. Steph and Danny, 6 p.m., BCA Center; Ensemble V, 7 p.m., Radio Bean; High Summer, 8 p.m., the Skinny Pancake.

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he 17th annual Spielpalast Cabaret returns to the Main Street Landing Black Box Theatre this year for two weekends of music, dance and sketches featuring bawdy humor, zippy oneliners and spot-on satire. Though the entire show is newly written and choreographed each year, what remains the same is its inspiration: Weimer-era German cabaret. If current news headlines have you in a state of despair, this sardonic variety show might provide catharsis. In a way, Spielpalast transforms the entire city of Burlington, rechristening it “Berlinton.” Even before the show begins, saucily dressed cast members work the lobby, enticing theatergoers to purchase a flask or other merch or to imbibe something from the bar catered by the Skinny Pancake. The overall effect is to transform the otherwise staid venue into a place where naughtiness is welcome. Each year’s cabaret consists of a series of vignettes, which the cast creates in a collaborative process. Though the show is currently emceed by the highly capable Vanessa Ament and choreographed primarily by Spielpalast cofounder and director Lois Trombley, individual cast members take the lead in many numbers, their talent and tenacity breathing life into every moment. The German accents and allusions that fill the show — mixed with influences from France, England and the American South — are a nod to the Weimar Republic, or the German state from 1919 to 1933. That fraught time, as Spielpalast notes in its program, saw “mass propaganda, censorship and civil unrest,” trends that ultimately led to the rise of Adolph Hitler, the atrocities of the Holocaust, and the Second World War. Amid the unfolding horrors of Weimar, cabaret emerged as an art form that encouraged creative expression, risqué jokes, hot music and prolific drinking. Audiences could briefly forget about the uncertain fate of their government and country while indulging in uncensored pleasures. On opening night, Spielpalast (the German word translates as “palace of play or games”) turned the Black Box Theatre into a bustling speakeasy. In the lobby before the show began, the



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gypsy-jazz music of Trio Gusto (so called despite having two members) helped set the period mood. Then the larger-than-life characters and nimble musical ensemble worked together to create an immersive experience, from the moment the doors opened until final bows. Phinneus Sonin, former longtime MC of Spielpalast, returned to the show this year in the persona of Stephen Wolff, aka Steve, a Siberian wolf-man raised by



huskies. In a 2015 interview, Sonin told Seven Days that “For 14 years I’ve come up with ways to find parallels with the Weimar Republic. It was easier when George [W.] Bush was president.” Little did he know what was to come. Annie Parmalee, who led Spielpalast’s creative direction along with Ament this year, stepped in to satirize the current commander-in-chief. Parmalee stole the show with her hilarious character Curdle May, born in a bunker in the plains of “North Southeast West West Dakota.” She gleefully pulled faces that

would make Lucille Ball proud, and her song about “Mr. Rump,” his wife, “Malaria,” and Vladimir Putin (riding a hobby horse) was the comedy sketch Berlinton has been waiting for. Following Sonin, any Spielpalast MC has big shoes to fill. Ament did just that in black vintage pumps and men’s attire. She demonstrated a remarkable singing and speaking voice, spot-on comedic timing and the innate ability to ad lib, making even rehearsed banter feel spontaneous. As Robyn Darcy, she was the indisputable darling of the cabaret. Ament’s gender-bending character, whose fictional backstory includes making a living as a boxer at the “Repton Boys Club,” often played the straight “man” to a collection of zany personalities. However, Ament’s androgyny gave way to pure femininity in her eye-popping striptease that closed act one. It’s likely that every audience member, regardless of gender or sexual preference, was turned on by her performance. With alluring confidence, Ament infused sexiness into the very stretch of her suspenders. She ended her number with a knowing “You’re welcome” and a coy smile. Trombley showed her vocal as well as dancing prowess in the show-stopping piece “Try and Get It,” a daring provocation to would-be lovers featuring gorgeous ladies in gold sequins. The choreographer performed in most of the cabaret’s ensemble dances, including a titillating group burlesque

number that involved strategically placed feather fans. The song-and-dance numbers would have fallen flat without the rousing Spielpalast Band, led by musical director Nate Venet; his arrangements and rearrangements provided the show’s backbone. The other band members were John Thompson-Figueroa, whose tuba practically became a speaking character; Colin Henkel, whose percussion kept toes tapping; trombonist Sarah Mazur, who also had a small speaking role; and Ari Erbalm, whose saxophone and “miscellaneous doodads” added sonic texture to this rich production. This Spielpalast production was not without its hiccups. It took a few acts for the show to hit its high-energy stride. There were some fumbles in dialogue, noticeably in a Peter Pan-inspired scene, and some acoustic challenges. While most vocalists (sans microphones) had the strength to be heard over the live band, belting too much can damage the voice. Ament, who carries much of the show’s dialogue, had a brief coughing fit when introducing the band. But, in this vaudeville world that thrives on chaos, the adept performers recovered swiftly. The theme of this year’s cabaret was dreams, and the show delved deeply into the troupe’s subconscious before Ament awoke in a late scene and exclaimed, “It’s not a nightmare, it’s my life!” In a political climate that’s too close to the Weimar for comfort, it may be wishful thinking to hope for an imminent end to the collective nightmare. But Spielpalast Cabaret, true to its name, helped us forget our troubles for the evening; any mention of dark times was quickly deflated by a snide quip or a well-timed innuendo. The world still needs cabaret, and Spielpalast valiantly obliges. m Contact:

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fternoon sun streamed through the bay windows at Barre’s Si Aku Ramen last Thursday as co-owner Marlyn Brown sat at a table with Divina Haverick and Sol Gaiser. They looked up from a plate piled with stir-fried shrimp as two guests walked in the door. Haverick jumped up to greet them. “Hello, good morning. We’re open for business!” she said in a singsong voice softened by her Filipino accent.






Never mind that it was midafternoon, or that Haverick isn’t an employee but a friend of Brown’s, or that the “Open” sign on the door made clear the restaurant’s status. It was a heartfelt welcome, and Haverick’s jubilant smile was contagious. These visitors hadn’t come to eat, however, but to inquire about featuring the restaurant on a Barre City walking tour. Brown said she’d think about that. “But come back again,” she added, a grin lighting up her face as she handed the women her card. Brown opened Si Aku in late April with her husband, Peter Brown. The restaurant’s quick-service format and location at 237 North Main Street — right next to the Paramount Twin Cinema — would seem to make it Kimchi-tofu ramen







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as it moved from its Battery Street retail location to its new quarters on Pine Street. In the gastropub’s kitchen is chef CORY PERKINS, who cooked at Lucky’s Lounge and Harpoon Brewery in Boston, then at TWIN FARMS in Barnard. At Peg & Ter’s, he’ll cook dressed-up locavore bar food, Helzer said, including burgers, pulled-pork sandwiches and thoughtfully curated cheese-and-charcuterie spreads. Helzer plans to curate the wine list with an eye toward natural winemaking and small, family-run wineries, he said, while barman JESSE LUBEROFF (recently of LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ, MULE BAR and the GREAT NORTHERN) will craft cocktails with Vermontmade and artisan spirits. Local and craft brews will flow through eight draftlines. Peg & Ter’s will open for dinner in mid or late June if all goes well, Helzer said, with eventual lunch and brunch to follow. WINE BAR

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Theater and will feature live music, Perreault said. “It’s crazy how fast this moved,” he said. “We’ll have a full menu.” The original Mad Taco opened in Waitsfield in November 2010, followed two years later by a sister restaurant in Montpelier. Owners JOEY NAGY and WES HAMILTON have been looking for a location in Chittenden County, said Perreault. “We’ve heard people wanting us to come to that area,” he said. “It seems like a good venture.” The menu will feature the full range of tacos available in Waitsfield, with fillings including fish, chicken, pork, yams and beef, accompanied by toppings such as refried beans, pickled onions, avocado, slaw and pineapple salsa. The restaurant, with a full bar, will also serve burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas and tostados. The Mad Taco in Essex will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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When the original, longloved Café Shelburne closed at 5573 Shelburne Road in 2013, it left a big hole in the town’s dining scene. An immediate reboot under new ownership failed within months, and the excellent Taverna Khione, which took over the location in early 2014, was also short lived. Now, Charlotte residents JOHN and TINA HELZER are hoping that their forthcoming gastropub, PEG & TER’S, will fill the void. The casual spot is named for Tina’s parents, Peggy and Terry Thatcher, John Helzer told Seven Days. “They were always ready with a smile and a cocktail at 5 p.m.,” he said. “They loved to host dinner parties.” The Helzers are “trying to embody that spirit and bring it to Shelburne.” Helzer is a Charlotte native who worked at various wine shops and bars in New York City and at


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Soup of Sunshine « P.42 a prime candidate for a pre-movie supper. The décor is spartan, but the space is comfortable in the laid-back way that great hole-in-the-wall noodle joints often are. To one side is a small Asian grocery, its shelves lined with items such as squid sauce, dry noodles and rice vinegar. In the café area, folding bistro-style chairs surround six two-top tables; barstools along the service counter can seat five more.

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Brown’s often-changing menu offers noodle soups ($8.95 at lunch, $12 at dinner) and Asian snacks ($5), including Filipino empanadas and scallop-edged steamed dumplings stuffed with minced pork and shrimp. My bowl of brothy tonkotsu ramen last week offered thin slices of pork belly, seared and slathered with sweet soy barbecue sauce. The fresh alkaline noodles — shipped in twice weekly from Sun Noodle’s New Jersey factory — held their chew, softening as the broth cooled. As with any proper Japanese noodle bowl, it’s best to eat Si Aku’s ramen quickly, lest your noodles go limp. While the tonkotsu bowl met the mark, a serving of kimchi-tofu ramen


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in rich miso broth stole the show. (I had ordered it to go but couldn’t resist a quick nibble.) Brown said a Korean friend taught her to make kimchi 30 years ago, and she’s been perfecting her recipe ever since. The fermented cabbage stands in a glass jar at the end of the service counter, colored electric red by gochujang (red chile paste) and flecked green with pungent herbs. In the soup, the amply pungent kimchi stained the broth red; chile heat built to a low crescendo. Soft-boiled egg and slabs of tofu added chew; Chinese greens gave it crunch. Brown picks up her veggies on weekly trips to Asian markets in Manchester, N.H., and Boston. In Japan, cooks can study ramen for years, learning the ins and outs of compiling a perfect bowl of soup. But the noodles are common throughout Asia, and Brown — who learned the art of ramen in her native Manila — takes a relaxed, personal approach to cooking rather than adhering to dogma. “This is America,” she said, tying the tops of a green plastic takeout bag into a bow. “You can put whatever you want in it.” In fact, the restaurant’s name — Si Aku — means “it’s me” in Filipino, Brown said. “Some people translate it as ‘it’s my,’” she added. “But I like it: It’s me! It’s me, Marlyn. It’s me, ramen.” m Contact:

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No hearing will be held and a permit may be is6/6/16 4:34 PM sued unless, on or before June 11, 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.



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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 21st day of May 2018. By: /s/ Rachel Lomonaco Rachel Lomonaco District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 802-879-5658 ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C0877-11 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On May 17, 2018, Larkin Milot Partnership, LLP, 410 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, VT 05403 and John Larkin, Inc., 410 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, VT 05403 filed application #4C0877-11 for a project generally described as construction of a micro-apartment complex consisting of 47 residential units. The project is located at 115

Fayette Drive in South 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.vermont. gov) by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number “4C0877-11”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before June 15, 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 5/28/18 Untitled-6 1:52 PM 1 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 June 15, 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 22nd day of May, 2018. By: /s/ Stephanie H. Monaghan Stephanie H. Monaghan District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 802/879-5662 stephanie.monaghan@ ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C1122-1 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On May 18, 2018, City of South Burlington, 575 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403 filed application #4C1122-1 for a project generally described as retrofit construction of three existing stormwater treatment ponds along Kennedy Drive - Ponds 3, 5, and 6. The Project is located along Kennedy Drive (Pond 3 – north side of Kennedy Drive, west of Manor Woods and Timberlane cross streets; Pond 5 – south side of Kennedy Drive and north of Windridge Court parking lot; and Pond 6 – on Kennedy Drive, east of Windridge

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Court drive) in South 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.vermont. gov) by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number “4C1122-1”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before June 15, 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

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as soon as possible, no Brooks, P.O. Box 30, St. later than prior to the 6/27/16 Albans Bay, 12:15 PMVT 05681 response date listed filed application #4C1310 above. for a project generally described as construcThe Applicant has retion of a 6,000 square quested a partial waiver foot events barn on an of notice to adjoining existing agricultural landowners, pursuant operation. The barn is to Act 250 Rule 10(F). approved to hold a The District Commission maximum of 52 events has granted the waiver (days) per calendar year. request based on the The project is located at determination that the 124 Duffy Road in Milton, adjoining landowners Vermont. whose notice has been waived, reasonably The District #4 Environcould not be affected mental Commission is by the proposed project reviewing this applicaand that serving notice tion under Act 250 Rule on all the adjoining 51 — Minor Applications. landowners constitutes A copy of the application a significant adminisand proposed permit are trative burden without available for review at corresponding public the office listed below. benefit. The application and a draft permit may also be Should a hearing be viewed on the Natural held on this project and Resources Board’s web you have a disability for site (http://nrb.vermont. which you are going to gov) by clicking on “Act need accommodation, 250 Database” and please notify us by June entering the project 15, 2018. number “4C1310”. 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 22nd day of May, 2018. By: /s/Stephanie H. Monaghan Stephanie H. Monaghan District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 802/879-5662 stephanie.monaghan@ ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C1310 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On May 17, 2018, Milton Farm, LLC, c/o Shaun

No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before June 15, 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 June 15, 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 21st day of May, 2018. By: /s/Stephanie H. Monaghan Stephanie H. Monaghan District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05495 802/879-5662 stephanie.monaghan@ BURLINGTON DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD TUESDAY JUNE 19TH , 2018, 5:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Burlington Development Review Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday June 19th, 2018 at 5:00pm in Contois Auditorium, City Hall. 1. 14-0671CA/MA; 194 Saint Paul St (FD5, Ward 6S) Champlain College

Inc Request for Time Extension: Construction of mixed use building with ground-floor commercial space, 104 residential units and enclosed parking. Development to merge three existing lots. 2. 18-0950AP; 213 Prospect Parkway (RL, Ward 6S) Melissa Holley Appeal of NOV 345410; Exterior storage in excess of an aggregate of 24 sf. located in the back yard of property without Zoning Approval. 3. 18-1007AP; 110 Riverside Ave (NAC-R, Ward 1E) Sisters & Brothers Investment Group, LLP Appeal of zoning determination ZP13-0650CA/ MA; Proposed 57-unit residential building with associated underground parking. 4. 18-0983CU; 27 Staniford Road (RL, Ward 4N) Peter Goldstone and Anne Guevel Change of use to a two room B&B. 5. 18-0899CA/MA; 66 North Ave (RL, Ward 3C) Sara Holbrook Community Center Inc. Combine three parcels and expand Sara Holbrook Community Center at 66 North Avenue, demolish a duplex and garage at 58 North Avenue, and demolish a duplex and a shed at 56 North Avenue. 6. 18-0771AP; 12 Weston St (RL, Ward 1E) Charles and Cynthia Burns For the purposes of closing the public hearing regarding the appeal of NOV 336638 pertaining to duplex use. 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

SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS 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 office notice board, one week before the hearing for the order in which items will be heard. NOTICE To Parents, teachers, employees, other personnel or their guardians and the public The Champlain Valley School District composed of Allen Brook School, Charlotte Central School, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg Community School, Shelburne Community School, and Williston Central School hereby provide the following notice in compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) 40 CPR 763.93 [g.] [4] Requires that written notification be given that the following schools/buildings have Asbestos Management Plans for the safe control and maintenance of asbestos containing materials found in their buildings. These

Management Plans are available and accessible to the public at the administrative office of each facility listed above. 5/30/2018 NOTICE OF LEGAL SALE View Date: 6/7/2018 Sale Date: 6/8/2018 Heather Wissell Unit #347 Easy Self Storage 46 Swift Street South Burlington, VT 05403 (802)863-8300 NOTICE OF SELFSTORAGE LIEN SALE SMART MOVE STORAGE MIDDLEBURY, LLC 1485 ROUTE 7 NORTH ~ MIDDLEBURY, VT 05753 Notice is hereby given that the contents of the self-storage units listed below will be sold at public auction. This sale is being held to collect unpaid storage unit occupancy fees, charges and expenses of the sale. The entire contents of each self-storage unit listed below will be sold, with the proceeds to be distributed to Smart Move Storage Middlebury, LLC. Contents of each unit

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STATE OF VERMONT CHITTENDEN County IN RE: BT Vermont Superior Court Family Division Docket No. 343-11-14 Cnjv

STATE OF VERMONT CHITTENDEN County IN RE: JT Vermont Superior Court Family Division Docket No. 344-11-14 Cnjv



TO: Brittany S. Trayah, as the natural mother of BT and JT, you are hereby notified that a hearing to establish permanent guardianship over BT and JT will be held on August 15, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Superior Court of Vermont, Family Division, Chittenden County, Costello Courthouse, 32 Cherry St. Burlington, Vermont. You are notified to appear in this case. If you do not appear, the hearing will be held without you and the Court could appoint a person to be the permanent guardianship of BT and JT until they turn eighteen. If permanent guardianship is established, you would not be able to petition the Court to terminate or modify the permanent guardianship.

TO: David Roberts, Jr., as the natural father of BT, you are hereby notified that a hearing to establish permanent guardianship over BT will be held on August 15, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Superior Court of Vermont, Family Division, Chittenden County, Costello Courthouse, 32 Cherry St. Burlington, Vermont. You are notified to appear in this case. If you do not appear, the hearing will be held without you and the Court could appoint a person to be the permanent guardian of BT for the remainder of his minority. If permanent guardianship is established, you would not be able to petition the Court to terminate or modify the permanent guardianship.

TO: Alen Tabakovic, as the natural father of JT, you are hereby notified that a hearing to establish permanent guardianship over JT will be held on August 15, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Superior Court of Vermont, Family Division, Chittenden County, Costello Courthouse, 32 Cherry St. Burlington, Vermont. You are notified to appear in this case. If you do not appear, the hearing will be held without you and the Court could appoint a person to be the permanent guardian of JT for the remainder of his minority. If permanent guardianship is established, you would not be able to petition the Court to terminate or modify the permanent guardianship.

/s/Alison Arms Superior Court Judge

/s/Alison Arms Superior Court Judge

Date: 5/21/18

Date: 5/21/18

/s/Alison Arms Superior Court Judge Date: 5/21/18

STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT – ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION RE: THE SNYDER FC COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, LLC AND PROPERTIES, LLC ENV. COURT DOCKET NO. DISTRICT COMMISSION #4C0887-1R-L NOTICE OF APPEAL OF ACT 250 RULING Now come TCSC Development, LLC (“TCSC”), and Springtime Development, LLC (“Springtime”), by and through their attorneys, Ouimette & Runcie, and they appeal to the Environmental Division of the Superior Court the land use permit, and the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order of the District #9 Environmental Commission issued on May 3, 2018. The statutory bases for the appeal are 10 V.S.A §8503-4, Vermont Environmental Court Rule 5, and Vermont Rule of Appellate Procedure 2. The statutory bases for interested party status are 10 V.S.A. § 8504(d)(1) and (d)(2) (B) and (d)(2)(C). Both appellants were granted interested person status and participated before

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the District Commission through their counsel. The project applicants are The Snyder FC Commercial Properties, LLC and Rieley Properties, LLC. The property is located within the development area known as “Finney Crossing” on Halland Lane in Williston, Vermont. The project is for the construction of a 100-room hotel with associated site improvements, construction of a portion of Holland Lane between Williston Road and Stillwater Lane, and construction of intersection improvements at Williston Road and Holland Lane. All interested persons are hereby advised that they must enter an appearance in writing with the court within 20 days of receiving this notice, or in such other time as may be provided in Vermont Environmental Court Rule 5 (c), if they wish to participate in the appeal. Vergennes, Vermont May 24, 2018 Ouimette & Runcie, Attorneys for Appellants TCSC Development, LLC,





[CONTINUED] and Springtime Development, LLC By: /s/ James W. Runcie JAMES W. RUNCIE 257 Main Street Vergennes, VT 05491 (802)877-3372 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT PROBATE DIVISION DOCKET NO. 608-5-18 CNPR In re estate of Conchita E. Dodge NOTICE TO CREDITORS To the creditors of Conchita E. Dodge late of Essex Juncton, VT.





I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period. Date: 5/22/2018 /s/ Douglas Dodge Signature of Fiduciary Douglas Dodge Executor/Administrator: 25 Wolff Drive Essex Junction, VT 05452 Dfdodge34@comcast. net 802-879-6747 Name of publication Seven Days Publication Dates: May 30, 2018 Name and Address of Court: Vermont Superior Court Chittenden Unit Probate Division PO Box 511 Burlington, VT 05402

STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT RUTLAND UNIT CIVIL DIVISION DOCKET # 118-2-18 RDCV MTGLQ INVESTORS, L.P. Plaintiff v. WILLIAM CRAIG RUSSELL, ROBINSON ENTERPRISES, INC. AND CITIBANK, N.A.OCCUPANTS OF: 560 Round Robin Road f/k/a 541 Round Robin Road, Killington VT Defendants SUMMONS & ORDER FOR PUBLICATION THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO: William Craig Russell 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, Rutland Unit, Civil Division, Vermont Superior Court, 83 Center Street, Rutland, Vermont. Do not throw this paper away. It is an official paper that affects your rights. 2. PLAINTIFF’S CLAIM. Plaintiff’s claim is a Complaint in Foreclosure which alleges that you have breached the terms of a Promissory Note and Mortgage Deed dated June 3, 2004. Plaintiff’s action may effect your interest in the property described in the Land Records of the Town of Killington at Volume 256, Page 360. The Complaint also seeks relief on the Promissory Note executed by you. A copy of the Complaint is on file and may be obtained at the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for the County of Rutland, State of Vermont. 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 42 days after the date on which this Summons was first published, which is July 11, 2018 2018. You must send a copy of your answer to the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff’s attorney, Loraine L. Hite, Esq. of Bendett and McHugh, PC, located at 270 Farmington Avenue, Ste. 151, Farmington, CT 06032. You must also give or mail your Answer to the Court located at 83 Center Street, Rutland, Vermont. 4. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The

Answer is your written response to the Plaintiff’s Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer. 5. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT GIVE YOUR WRITTEN ANSWER TO THE COURT. If you do not Answer within 4-days after the date on which this Summons was first published and file it with the Court, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiff everything asked for in the complaint. 6. YOU MUST MAKE ANY CLAIMS AGAINST THE PLAINTIFF IN YOUR REPLY. Your Answer must state any related legal claims you have against the Plaintiff. Your claims against the Plaintiff are called Counterclaims. If you do not make your Counterclaims in writing in your answer you may not be able to bring them up at all. Even if you have insurance and the insurance company will defend you, you must still file any Counterclaims you may have. 7. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you should ask the court clerk for information about places where you can get free legal help. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still give the court a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case. ORDER The Affidavit duly filed in this action shows that service cannot be made with due diligence by any of the method provided in Rules 4(d)-(f), (k), or (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, William Craig Russell, by publication as provided in Rule[s] [4(d)(I) and] 4 (g) of those Rules. This order shall be published once a week for 3 weeks beginning on May 30, 2018 in the Seven Days, a newspaper of the general circulation in Orleans County, and a copy of this summons

and order as published shall be mailed to the defendant William Craig Russell, at 541 Round Robin Road, Killington, VT 05751. Dated at Rutland, Vermont this 16th day of May, 2018. /s/ Samuel Hoar, Jr. Presiding Judge Rutland Unit, Civil Division

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ALL CANCER SURVIVORS Join the wellness classes at Survivorship NOW, created by cancer survivors for survivors of all cancers. Benefi ts from lively programs designed to engage and empower cancer survivors in our community. Email: info@ Call Chantal, 777-1126, ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP This caregivers support group meets on the 3rd Wed. of every mo. from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association Main Office, 300 Cornerstone Dr., Suite 128, Williston. Support groups meet to provide assistance and information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. They emphasize shared experiences, emotional support, and coping techniques in care for a person living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Meetings are free and open to the public. Families, caregivers, and friends may attend. Please call in advance to confirm date and time. For questions or additional support group listings, call 800-272-3900. ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUP 1st Monday monthly, 3-4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required (to receive dial-in codes for toll-free call). Please dial the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline 800-272-3900 for more information. ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS W/ DEBT? Do you spend more than you earn? Get help at Debtor’s Anonymous plus Business Debtor’s Anonymous. Wed., 6:307:30 p.m., Methodist Church in the Rainbow Room at Buell & S. Winooski, Burlington. Contact Jennifer, 917-568-6390. BABY BUMPS SUPPORT GROUP FOR MOTHERS AND PREGNANT WOMEN Pregnancy can be a wonderful time of your life. But, it can also be a time of stress that is often compounded by hormonal swings. If you are a pregnant woman, or have recently given birth and feel you need some help with managing emotional bumps in the road that can come with motherhood,

please come to this free support group lead by an experienced pediatric Registered Nurse. Held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Birthing Center, Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans. Info: Rhonda Desrochers, Franklin County Home Health Agency, 527-7531. BEREAVEMENT/GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Meets every other Mon. night, 6-7:30 p.m., & every other Wed., 10-11:30 a.m., in the Conference Center at Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice in Berlin. The group is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. There is no fee. Info, Ginny Fry or Jean Semprebon, 223-1878. BETTER BREATHERS CLUB American Lung Association support group for people with breathing issues, their loved ones or caregivers. Meets first Monday of the month, 11 a.m.-noon at the Godnick Center, 1 Deer St., Rutland. For more information call 802-776-5508. BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP IN ST. JOHNSBURY Monthly meetings will be held on the 3rd Wed. of every mo., 1-2:30 p.m., at the Grace United Methodist Church, 36 Central St., St. Johnsbury. The support group will offer valuable resources & info about brain injury. It will be a place to share experiences in a safe, secure & confidential environment. Info, Tom Younkman,, 800-639-1522. BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT Montpelier daytime support group meets the 3rd Thu. of the mo. at the Unitarian Church ramp entrance, 1:302:30 p.m. St. Johnsbury support group meets the 3rd Wed. monthly at the Grace United Methodist Church, 36 Central St., 1:00-2:30 p.m.  Colchester  Evening support group meets the 1st Wed. monthly at the Fanny Allen Hospital in the Board Room Conference Room, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Brattleboro meets at Brooks Memorial Library on the 1st Thu. monthly from 1:15-3:15 p.m. and the 3rd Mon. monthly from 4:15-6:15 p.m. White River Jct.

meets the 2nd Fri. monthly at Bugbee Sr. Ctr. from 3-4:30 p.m. Call our helpline at 877-856-1772. BURLINGTON AREA PARKINSON’S DISEASE OUTREACH GROUP People with Parkinson’s disease & their caregivers gather together to gain support & learn about living with Parkinson’s disease. Group meets 2nd Wed. of every mo., 1-2 p.m., continuing through Nov. 18, 2015. Shelburne Bay Senior Living Community, 185 Pine Haven Shores Rd., Shelburne. Info: 888-763-3366, parkinsoninfo@uvmhealth. org, CELEBRATE RECOVERY Overcome any hurt, habit or hangup in your life with this confidential 12-Step, Christ-centered recovery program. We offer multiple support groups for both men and women, such as chemical dependency, codependency, sexual addiction and pornography, food issues, and overcoming abuse. All 18+ are welcome; sorry, no childcare. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; we begin at 7 p.m. Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd., Essex Junction. Info:, 878-8213. CELEBRATE RECOVERY Celebrate Recovery meetings are for anyone with struggles with hurt, habits and hang ups, which includes everyone in some way. We welcome everyone at Cornerstone Church in Milton which meets every Friday night at 7-9 p.m. We’d love to have you join us and discover how your life can start to change. Info: 893-0530, Julie@ CELIAC & GLUTENFREE GROUP Last Wed. of every month, 4:30-6 p.m., at Tulsi Tea Room, 34 Elm St., Montpelier. Free & open to the public! To learn more, contact Lisa at 598-9206 or CEREBRAL PALSY GUIDANCE Cerebral Palsy Guidance is a very comprehensive informational website broadly covering the topic of cerebral palsy and associated medical conditions. It’s mission it to provide the best possible information to parents of children living with the complex condition

of cerebral palsy. cerebral-palsy/ PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Held every 2nd Tue. of the mo., 6-8 p.m. at the Hope Lodge, 237 East Ave., Burlington. Newly diagnosed? Prostate cancer reoccurrence? General discussion and sharing among survivors and those beginning or rejoining the battle. Info, Mary L. Guyette RN, MS, ACNS-BC, 274-4990, CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS CoDA is a 12-step fellowship for people whose common purpose is to develop healthy & fulfilling relationships. By actively working the program of Codependents Anonymous, we can realize a new joy, acceptance & serenity in our lives. Meets Sunday at noon at the Turning Point Center, 191 Bank Street, Burlington. Tom, 238-3587, DECLUTTERERS’ SUPPORT GROUP Are you ready to make improvements but find it overwhelming? Maybe two or three of us can get together to help each other simplify. 989-3234, 425-3612. DISCOVER THE POWER OF CHOICE! SMART Recovery welcomes anyone, including family and friends, affected by any kind of substance or activity addiction. It is a science-based program that encourages abstinence. Specially trained volunteer facilitators provide leadership. Sundays at 5 p.m. at the 1st Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl St., Burlington. Volunteer facilitator: Bert, 399-8754. You can learn more at smartrecovery. org. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT Steps to End Domestic Violence offers a weekly drop-in support group for female identified survivors of intimate partner violence, including individuals who are experiencing or have been affected by domestic violence. The support group offers a safe, confidential place for survivors to connect with others, to heal, and to recover. In support group, participants talk through their experiences and hear stories from others who have experienced abuse

SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS in their relationships. Support group is also a resource for those who are unsure of their next step, even if it involves remaining in their current relationship. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Childcare is provided. Info: 658-1996. EMPLOYMENTSEEKERS SUPPORT GROUP Frustrated with the job search or with your job? You are not alone. Come check out this supportive circle. Wednesdays at 3 p.m., Pathways Vermont Community Center, 279 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Abby Levinsohn, 777-8602.

support. For more information, email rex@ or call 802-238-3801.

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, above bookstore).

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.

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).

FAMILIES, PARTNERS, FRIENDS AND ALLIES OF TRANSGENDER ADULTS G.Y.S.T. (GET YOUR We are people with STUFF TOGETHER) adult loved ones who GYST creates a safe & are transgender or empowering community gender-nonconforming. for young men & youth We meet to support in transition to come each other and to learn together with one commore about issues monality: learning to and concerns. Our FCA FAMILY SUPPO RT live life on life’s terms. sessions are supGROUP Every Tue. & Thu., 4 portive, informal, and Families coping with p.m. G.Y.S.T. PYNK (for confidential. Meetings addiction (FCA) is an young women) meets are held at 5:30 PM, open community peer weekly on Wed., 4 p.m. the second Thursday of support group for adults Location: North Central each month at Pride 18 & over struggling Vermont Recovery Center of VT, 255 South with the drug or alcohol Center, 275 Brooklyn St., Champlain St., Suite addiction of a loved one. Morrisville. Info: Lisa, 12, in Burlington. Not FCA is not 12-step based 851-8120. sure if you’re ready but provides a forum for a meeting? We for those living this also offer one-on-one experience to develop Using the enclosed math operations as a guide, fill the grid


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LGBTQ VETERANS GROUP This veterans group is a safe place for veterans to gather and discuss ways to help the community, have dinners, send packages and help the families of LGBTQ 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.

HEARING VOICES SUPPORT GROUP This Hearing Voices INTERSTITIAL Group seeks to find CYSTITIS/PAINFUL understanding of voice BLADDER SUPPORT hearing experiences as GROUP real lived experiences Interstitial cystitis which may happen to (IC) and painful anyone at anytime. We bladder syndrome choose to share experican result in recurring ences, support, and pelvic pain, pressure empathy.  We validate or discomfort in the anyone’s experience bladder/pelvic region and stories about their & urinary frequency/ experience as their own, urgency. These are as being an honest and often misdiagnosed & accurate representamistreated as a chronic tion of their experience, bladder infection. If you and as being acceptable have been diagnosed or exactly as they are. have these symptoms, Weekly on Tuesday, you are notpuzzle alone. For by Complete the2-3following


LGBTQ SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE SafeSpace offers peer-led support groups for survivors of relationship, dating, emotional &/or hate violence. These groups give survivors a safe & supportive environment to tell their stories, share information, & offer & receive support. Support groups also provide survivors using the an

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MARIJUANA ANONYMOUS Do you have a problem with marijuana? MA is a free 12-step program where addicts help other addicts to get & stay clean. Ongoing Tue. at 6:30 p.m. and Sat. at 2 p.m. at Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., suite 200, Burlington. 861-3150. THE MEMORY CAFÉ The Memory Café is where people with memory loss disorders and their care partners can come together to connect and support one another. Second Saturday of each month, 10-11:30 a.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Info: 223-2518. MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP Area Myeloma Survivors, Families and Caregivers have come together to form a Multiple Myeloma Support Group. We provide emotional support, resources about treatment options, coping strategies and a support network by participating in the group experience with people that have been though similar situations. Third Tuesday of the month, 5-6 p.m. at the New Hope Lodge on East Avenue in Burlington. Info: Kay Cromie, 655-9136, 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. 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., 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. 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. NAR-ANON BURLINGTON GROUP Group meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Turning Point Center (small room), 191 Bank St., Burlington. The




MALE SURVIVOR OF VIOLENCE GROUP A monthly, closed group for male identified survivors of violence including relationship, sexual assault, and discrimination. Open to all sexual orientations. Contact 863-0003 for more information or

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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

opportunity to gain information on how to better cope with feelings & experiences that surface because of the trauma they have experienced. Please call SafeSpace 863-0003 if you are interested in joining.

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

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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 North Main St. All are welcome.


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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.



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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;

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP The 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@

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

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@


QUEEN CITY MEMORY CAFÉ The Queen City Memory Café offers a social time & place for people with memory impairment & their fiends & 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

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

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.

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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.

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 office at 864-0555, ext. 19, or email our victim advocate at advocate@

SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN who have experienced intimate partner abuse, facilitated by Circle (Washington Co. only). Please call 877-5439498 for more info.

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.

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.

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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 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.

SEX & LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS 12-step recovery group. Do you have a problem w/ sex or relationships? We can help. Ralph, 658-2657. Visit slaafws. org or for meetings near you.

SUICIDE HOTLINES IN VT Brattleboro, 257-7989; Montpelier (Washington County Mental Health Emergency Services), 229-0591; Randolph (Clara Martin Center Emergency Service), 800-639-6360.

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. Thank you!

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter meeting. Hedding United Methodist Church, Washington St., Barre. Wed., 5:15-6:15 p.m. For info, call David at 371-8929.


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.

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.

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.

to survivorshipnowvt. org today to sign up. Info, 802-7771126, info@

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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.

QUIT TOBACCO GROUPS Are you ready to be tobacco free? Join our FREE fi ve-week group classes facilitated by 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@

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@, 656-0250. Go Team Stuttering!

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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@comcast. net.

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, 2233079. Steps to Food Freedom 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.

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

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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.




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Do you have experience caring for young children? Would you like a generous benefits package that includes a gym membership option and undergraduate and graduate tuition benefits for you and your family members? The Early Learning Center at Saint Michael’s College is looking for an Early Childhood Teacher to join this welcoming community. The position is regular full-time starting as soon as possible. Duties will include curriculum planning, assessment and observation of children, working in conjunction with other teachers and families, direct care and ensuring safety for children aged 0-3 years. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k), generous paid time off, employee and dependent tuition benefits, and discounted gym membership. For full job description and to apply online go to:


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Do you want to help enhance the home to school connection?

LRC is a team-oriented, non-profit agency based in Hyde Park. This is a full-time position for someone who possesses strong communication skills, a clear sense of boundaries, brings a human services background, and believes in restorative practices. Responsibilities include facilitating communication between school and home to assist students and their families to address and resolve school attendance barriers. A bachelor’s degree and experience in a related field is required. Interested individuals can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to the following email address: Applications accepted until position is filled. More information about LRC is available at: LRC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


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Are you interested in working in a team-oriented environment where “The World’s Best Cheddar” is made? Then we have the perfect career opportunity for you! Agri-Mark/Cabot Creamery has full-time immediate openings for SECOND SHIFT (4pm-12am) and THIRD SHIFT (12am-8am) Maintenance Mechanics, rotating weekends, and working scheduled holidays. 40+ hours per week. Competitive pay & benefits. • The preferred candidate on second or third shift will be well versed in PLC and VFD’s. Mechanical background is a must. • The other position on second shift should be well versed in pneumatics, hydraulics, servicing motors, gear boxes and other general equipment maintenance. Mechanical background is a must. Apply in person, by email to or

St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Inc. Attn: HR 138 Federal St. St. Albans, VT 05478 or email to:

Agri-Mark Attn: Ashley Jacobs 869 Exchange Street Middlebury, VT 05753 EOE

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Senior Sales Associates SLATE is currently seeking dynamic, positive, hardworking and experienced sales associates for our rapidly expanding brand, located in the heart of Church Street. 20-40 hours per week. Send resume and cover letter to:

The Addison County Parent/Child Center (ACPCC) is seeking a new CoAddison County (ACPCC) is seeking a new Director to lead Parent/Child this well-knownCenter and highly respected non-profit located Co-Director to lead this well-known and highly respected non-profi in Middlebury, Vermont. Founded in 1980, the ACPCC is a member of t located in Middlebury, Vermont. Founded in 1980,tothe ACPCC is the Vermont Parent Child Center Network dedicated providing family a member the Vermont Parent Child and Center Network dedicated support of services, therapeutic childcare education, prevention and to providing support childcare and support forfamily youth, adults andservices, children therapeutic in Addison County. education, and support youth,and adults and children in This is a prevention great opportunity for an for energetic engaged community Addison County. leader who is passionate about making a difference in the community

ROOFERS AND LABORERS • Year round, full time employment • Good wages & benefits • Pay negotiable with experience

Full time Summer Camp Leader Petra Cliffs is seeking passionate, professional and fun people to join our summer camp team! Work outdoors with kids ages 6-14 and adventurous co-leaders from June 10-August 24. Visit about/jobs/ for more. Ages 18+.To apply, email resume and cover letter to:

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Interested applicants are expected to submit their letter of interest, resume, and contact information by June 1st, 2018, sent by regular mail to: ACPCC Search Committee, P.O. Box 646 Middlebury, VT 05753 or by email to:

Seasonal positions available for Tent Installers and Warehouse Crew Members starting April Are you passionate about 30 running through the 5v-AddisonCtyParent/ChildCenter051618.indd 1 5/14/18 empowering girls? end of October. Full time and part time positions Do you want to make a difference? available, weekend availability a must. If you’re creative, energetic, love the outdoors, Complete an application enjoy networking, or meeting people and building online at relationships…. then we have a job for you! or visit SUMMER CAMP STAFF (RESIDENTIAL & DAY) • Residential Positions are located in Thetford, VT from June to see more about our 24th – August 8th  current openings. OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

• Event Crew Members • Wash Bay • Tent Installers • Loading (2nd shift) • Linen Assistant • Machine Shop Assistant Email for more information, or check out the website,

• Day Camp Positions are in Richmond, VT from July 9th – August 3rd  • Lead outdoor programs that empower girls. Serve as a mentor and help girls build courage, confidence and character in an outdoor setting.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH SPECIALIST - PT/FT, $14.00-$18.00/HOUR • Conduct Discover Girl Scout events, presentations, and networking events to recruit adult and girl members in VT. • Will work up to 4 nights/week in fall/spring. Coordinate Outreach • Programs, forming new Troops throughout VT. Must have a valid driver’s license. Sales/recruiting experience preferred.

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When you work for the State of Vermont, you and your work matter. A career with the State puts you on a rich and rewarding professional path. You’ll find jobs in dozens of fields – not to mention an outstanding total compensation package.

SUBS TANCE ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM MAN AGER 11:03 AM( S C H O O L G R A N T S ) – B U R L I N G T O N The Vermont Department of Health is seeking candidates with knowledge and experience in applying Strategic Prevention Framework, grant monitoring, statewide system development, program planning and evaluation to serve as a Substance Abuse Prevention Program Manager. This is an excellent opportunity for health professionals excited about substance abuse prevention to play an important part in prevention programming at the state level. For more information, contact Lori Uerz at Job ID: 622968. Status: Full Time. Application Deadline: June 4, 2018.

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Be part of a unique opportunity to make state-wide reforms in the criminal justice system. This Policy Analyst position with the Department of Corrections requires extensive writing, research, and organization skills. Must have experience in a policy related position; project management skills; ability to balance competing demands; ability to work with providers, and other professionals; and, strong oral and written communication skills, including experience preparing reports and presentations. For more information, contact Sarah Truckle at sarah. or 802-477-3910. Job ID #623347. Status: Full Time. Application Deadline: June 4, 2018.


The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory is seeking candidates to lead its interesting and dynamic inorganic chemistry testing program. You will oversee a wide range of inorganic chemistry drinking water and biomonitoring testing services and supervise a staff of professional laboratory scientists. You should have at least four years of professional experience in a public health, environmental or related laboratory setting and demonstrated strong supervisory and laboratory testing program management skills, including planning, monitoring and technical evaluation. For more information, contact Mary Celotti at stella.celotti@ Reference Job Id #622637. Status: Full Time. Application Deadline: June 7, 2018.

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Bookkeeper or Accountant Bookkeeper or Accountant Small Vermont manufacturing company seeks either a Bookkeeper or Accountant to perform functions including accounts payable and a Small Vermont manufacturing company seeks either receivable,orpayroll, budgeting, monthly Bookkeeper Accountant to performand functions including payable and receivable, payroll, financialaccounts statement preparation. Human budgeting, andexperience monthly financial statement preparation. Resources highly desired. Human Resources experience highly desired.

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Experienced Cook

CDL Class A Drivers McDermotts has openings for CDL Class A Drivers at our Enosburg, Irasburg and Shoreham locations. Full time, part time and seasonal positions available. Position responsible for the assembly of milk at various farms or delivering milk to customers. Drivers will be home daily. McDermotts offers a full benefit package including $2,500 Sign on bonus, health insurance, safety bonus, vacation, 401K match and more.

Indigo Salon in the busy Burlington area is seeking a friendly, outgoing, reliable FT front desk representative. We are looking for the following qualities in the perfect candidate:

Seeking professional line and prep cook for downtown Burlington restaurant. Experienced and well rounded background necessary. Desired traits: professional, personable, strong communications skills, calm under pressure, no substance abuse issues, and a desire for continuous improvement. Ideally, you plan on living in the Burlington area for the long-term and want to build your culinary career 4t-Senix053018.indd 11 5/25/18 11:26 AM 4t-Senix053018.indd 5/25/18 1:59 PM with owners who care about every aspect of the business and your career. Please provide your resume with full contact information and any other LAND TREATMENT PLANNER/NUTRIENT information you feel is relevant MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST toward your candidacy. We Orleans County Conservation District seeks full-time professional look forward to meeting you. to serve Orleans County farmers. Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years

Casual, dog-friendly office of self-motivated Casual, dog-friendly officeflof self-motivated professionals. Some exibility in hours, professionals. flexibility in hours,and competitive competitiveSome benefi ts package, salary benefits package, and salary based on experience. based on experience Please send resume and Please send resume and cover letter to cover letter to the indicating the position to which you areindicating applying. EOE. position to which you are applying. EOE.

• Reliable and Flexible • Computer skills a MUST • Friendly and outgoing personality • Ability to work well with others in a fast paced, busy environment • Ability to Multi-Task while maintaining a high level of customer service. • Time management skills a MUST • Benefits Offered


Please send resumes to or mail to McDermott’s, Inc. Attn: HR 138 Federal St. St. Albans, VT 05478

This is a closing shift (Tuesday-Friday 12pm - 8pm, Saturdays 8:30am - 6pm.) Schedule will occasionally change so we need someone with flexibility. If you think you’re the right candidate for this position, please stop into the salon with your resume to fill out an application.

of work experience ideally including farm work and knowledge of dairy farming, agronomy, soils/environmental sciences and current water-quality issues as well as excellent interpersonal, computer, 3v-Gryphon053018.indd 1 5/28/183v-IndigoSalon053018.indd 11:33 AM 1 5/28/18 3v-McDermotts053018.indd 10:25 AM 1 5/24/18 communication, attention-to-detail and map-making skills are required. Ability to work independently and as a team player in both office and field settings. Grant funded position for 2 years with WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey is looking for a part time Activities Guide for WhistlePig Farm Stay. WhistlePig potential to continue. Starting pay is $16.50/hour. Training, health Farm Stay is a tailored program including guided tour of the farm and distillery, superb meals, and outdoor savings account and leave benefits. adventures for our brand advocates. The objective of this program is for our visitors to establish a deeper sense of Visit for job the Vermont lifestyle by experiencing everything our farm and community has to offer. This highly energetic and description. Send resume, cover letter and three references by positive person will oversee all activities and curate a one-of-a-kind experience on our farm in Shoreham, Vermont. Friday, June 15th, to OCNRCD Manager Sarah Damsell at You must be willing to work an irregular schedule over a seven-day week, however you will be given varying days off during the week/weekend. Having an interest and knowledge in craft whiskey and farm-to-bottle movement is favorable.

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Part-Time Teller : Essex Junction, VT.

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One Credit Union is currently seeking an experienced PartTime Teller to join our Essex Junction, Vermont team, located at 1 Market Place, Suite 8. The Part-Time Teller reports to the Branch Manager and performs the duties of Teller. Requirements: • Education Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education & experience. • Wages commensurate with experience and skillsets. • Benefits offered: 401k plan

Responsibilities: • Planning and scheduling farm-based outdoor activity programs and products for different groups • Leading/instructing individuals or groups on a particular activity (e.g. hiking, kayaking, biking, etc.) • Driving groups and equipment to the activity site • Cleaning, maintaining and preparing equipment and vehicle • Assisting with catering and housekeeping duties

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Sound knowledge of the area Must be 21+ year of age High school diploma or equivalent Current driver’s license and excellent driving record Excellent leadership, group management, and communication skills Reliability and time-keeping skills Excellent physical fitness Passion for the outdoors High level of customer service and the ability to build rapport Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office

Compensation: • Hourly wage $18 per hour Email cover letter, resume and references to For full job description go to: Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Warehouse Manager Middlebury, Vermont


Are you interested in working in a team-oriented environment where “The World’s Best Cheddar” is made? Then we have the perfect career opportunity for you!

Restorative Reentry Coordinator

We are seeking an experienced Warehouse Manager to oversee the warehouse operations in our Middlebury, VT manufacturing plant location. This individual will provide a high level of support and direction to employees, including scheduling of employees, oversight of work assignments, and overall work productivity/employee performance. This position also handles inventory counts, coordinating of trucking, supply ordering, and other misc. warehouse deadlines.

The Essex Community Justice Center (ECJC) is hiring a part time Restorative Reentry Coordinator (RRC) for its Community Connections Program. The Community Connections Program serves individuals who have been incarcerated and are returning to their community or who are living in the community and are considered to be at risk of re-offense or re-incarceration. The RRC position is 20 hours/ week and requires a flexible schedule allowing for some evening hours. The ideal candidate will be passionate about restorative approaches to crime and conflict and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and has experience in some or all of the following areas: direct service and/or case management with criminal justice involved individuals; individuals experiencing challenges due to poverty, substance abuse and mental health conditions; restorative justice practices and processes; motivational interviewing; group facilitation and volunteerism. Strong computer, data tracking, organizational and phone skills are desired, as well as knowledge of local resources.

Preferred candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree or an Associate’s degree with at least five (5) years of experience in a warehouse/logistics management capacity, preferably in the refrigerated food industry. Individual must have demonstrated skill using Microsoft programs, and be a strong leader and team member who can work across multiple functions and disciplines. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), pension plan, and much more. Apply in person, by email to or send your resume with cover letter to:

Agri-Mark Attn: Ashley Jacobs 869 Exchange Street Middlebury, VT 05753 EOE For more information about this position or other employment opportunities at Agri-Mark / Cabot Creamery, please visit our website at

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Please apply via email to the Town of Essex and provide a cover letter, current resume and three references by 6/15/18 to EEO.

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The Executive Director for the Vermont Humanities Council is responsible for executing the Council’s mission to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning. The Director manages staff, finances, strategy, and partnerships to successfully achieve this mission. He or she develops and maintains a current, shared vision of the humanities with Board, staff, stakeholders, collaborators and funders to ensure ongoing programmatic excellence and consistent quality of finance and administration. Apply by June 20 at:

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AccountAnt WhistlePig is growing and needs an accountant with good analytical skills. Experience with SAP Business One or similar ERP software and/or manufacturing process/COGS/inventory experience preferred. Would also help with GL reconciliations, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and expense account audits and general office tasks. Please send resume and three professional references to with the subject line “Accounts Position.”



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The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) seeks a dedicated and engaging professional to lead its accounting and finance function. This newly created position will provide strategic and analytical leadership in the development of a cohesive, results-oriented, grant compliance and financial monitoring function, with focus on upgrading current tools, platforms, and practices with view towards scaling. For more information and a full position description, please visit To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to:

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Client Service Associate

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Are you truly service oriented? Do you know how to take care of people? We’re looking for someone like that who can provide operational and administrative support to financial advisors. You will be working on an elite team of professionals with a Barron’s top financial advisor in our South Burlington, Vermont location. The investment management team specializes in high net worth clients, helping them achieve their financial goals. Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That’s what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world. We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us? Together. That’s how we do things. We offer people around the world a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment. We value your passion and commitment, and reward your performance.

Assistant Professor - Electrical Engineering Technology Full-time Faculty - Tenure Track starting Fall 2018 Teach at the undergraduate level in the areas of electrical and electromechanical engineering technology, which may include electronics, digital circuits, DSP, computer-aided design, microcontrollers, robotics, sensors, PLCs, controls or other subjects in the field of electrical/ electromechanical engineering technology. The candidate will be expected to work with the department in updating the curriculum, and keeping the laboratory facilities current. Also, some courses may be offered online or at multiple locations using Telepresence. The candidate will also be expected to serve the college community by participating in committees, student advising, and assessment activities intended to maintain accreditation. Note: additional information about the Electrical and Electromechanical Engineering Technology program and Vermont Technical College may be viewed at the Vermont Tech website,

Keen to achieve the work-life agility that you desire? We’re open to discussing how this could work for you (and us). Are you truly collaborative? Succeeding at UBS means respecting, understanding and trusting colleagues and clients. Challenging others and being challenged in return. Being passionate about what you do. Driving yourself forward, always wanting to do things the right way. Does that sound like you? Then you have the right stuff to join us. Apply now. UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

Requirements: • A Master’s degree in an appropriate field is required. • A Ph.D., professional experience in electrical or electromechanical engineering, and prior teaching experience are all highly desirable.

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Executive Director 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

Mansfield Hall is a private, innovative residential college support program for students with diverse learning needs. We are looking for dynamic individuals to fill the following positions:


This position requires excellent coaching and mentoring skills. The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field, have residential program and life skills teaching experience, a background in mental health and/or educational programing, and the ability to build strong positive relationships with young adults.


The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field and have a background in mental health and/or educational programming. Applicants should be able to have some flexibility in their schedule. Full and part-time positions are available.

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Software Engineer We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer to join our R&D team in the development of embedded systems for use in augmented and virtual reality systems. You will be responsible for porting and integration of NDI signal and data processing modules into the OEM systems, as well as development of multiple software solutions as required for our OEM partners. This role requires someone with a proven record of implementing and troubleshooting real-time embedded applications. The successful candidate will be highly organized, results-driven and effective at software design, implementation and testing. The successful candidate will be remotely stationed at our partner OEM locations (Florida and California) for a minimum of 75% of the time, with the remainder spent at our R&D facility in Shelburne, Vermont.

Communications Associate EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)(RAP)® is a global, non-profit of exThe Regulatory Assistance Project helps energy team and air perts providing technical and policy assistance on a broad range of energy regulators and NGOs navigate the complexities of power sector issues. Are you an experienced and detail-oriented individual that enjoys policy and regulation in China, Europe, India, and the U.S. Are designing and implementing a multi-faceted/strategic communications you a proven communication program? If so,leader our U.S.with teamintegrity, just mightelevated be looking for you. and organizational skills, a strong ability to prioritize, and great Our ideal team member willwe demonstrate that attention to detail? If so, just might bethey: looking for you. Canexecutive communicate complexwill ideas clearly and effectively Ourideal assistant demonstrate that they:

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The Manufacturing Manager, NDS is responsible for the direction and supervision of employees engaged in sensor manufacturing activities at the NDI regional office located in Shelburne, Vermont. As a member of the NDS management team, this individual develops and implements strategies to continually evolve and improve the long-term vision of NDS Manufacturing. The responsibilities of this role include the organization, monitoring, and execution of all production functions and strategies, including cost reduction initiatives, inventory goals, production processes and efficiencies, and capacity planning.

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We are looking for an experienced Hardware Designer to join our R&D team in the development of embedded systems for use in medical devices and simulations. You will be responsible for detailed design and development of DSP and ARM based systems, FPGA and low level wireless communication interfaces, and will work as part of a cross-functional R&D team building solutions for our OEM partners. This role requires someone with a proven record of implementing embedded hardware systems. The successful candidate will be highly organized, results-driven and effective at hardware design, implementation and testing. The successful candidate will be joining our team of professionals at the Northern Digital Inc. office located in Shelburne, Vermont.

If you want to know more about the position, please visit our website at RAP is dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean, reliable,

and efficient energy future. As the executive assistant, not only will you crucial role in our organization, but your day will also be Doesplay it all asound interesting to you? If so, we would love to have you filled interaction on a global basis. come with in for rewarding a chat with us. Position is based in Montpelier, VT. RAP offers a highly competitive Please send in you cover letter and resume by July 24th, 2015 to salary/benefits hr@raponline.orgcombination that is commensurate with experience. The Regulatory Assistance Project is an equal opportunity employer

Does this sound interesting? If so, we would love to hear from you. Visit our website at for more details.

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Please send in your cover letter and resume by June 14th, 2018 to, attention Nick Georges, operations manager and refer to Executive Assistant in the subject line.

We thank all candidates for their interest in joining NDI; however, only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. Agency calls will not be accepted. For more information about NDI and these positions, please visit our website:

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HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER Caledonia Spirits, Inc is searching for a part to full time Human Resources Manager. We are a growing distiller of spirits focused on our customers and dedicated to our employees. Visit for more. To apply, email your resume and cover letter to:

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Serving Franklin & Grand Isle Counties

Now Hiring for the Following Positions Therapist

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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.

Social Work Care Coordinators/Wellness Counselors

Food Services Manager Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing is looking for a Nutrition & Food Services Manager to oversee food production and service at its longterm care facility. This position collaborates with both clinical dietitians and food service staff to ensure nutritious, high-quality, and dietarycompliant meals for the residents. The manager provides direct supervision, scheduling and training for all food service staff. Successful candidates will possess experience in institutional food production, management and basic nutrition science principles. This position requires certification as a Dietary Manager (CDM), a Registered Dietician (CD), or applicant must be actively in process of obtaining one of these credentials. CVMC provides competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package for our employees. Please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (802) 371-4191 for more information.

Social Work Care Coordinators/Wellness Counselors contribute to an exciting new initiative designed to increase access and outcomes for individuals served in primary care settings. Our Social Workers are assigned to primary care settings, and work closely with an interdisciplinary community health team serving Northwestern Vermont. Activities involve consultation with primary care providers, implementing screening protocols for mental health and substance use disorders, linking patients with necessary services, and providing short-term, solution focused therapy. We are seeking full time individuals who are generalists and familiar with a range of mental health and substance use disorders. Flexibility with placement location and hours of work are a must as the need is within the St. Albans health-service area and sometimes needs to change. Ability to deliver high-quality patient care. Experience in Mental Health and medical Social Work. Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team. Seeking three individuals: One licensed provider in the state of Vermont (LICSW, LCMHC and/or LADC). One will have an MSW with a year or more of experience working with children and youth and be on track for licensure. One will have an MSW with a year or more of clinical experience and be on track for licensure.

Mobile Outreach 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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LORD MicroStrain® is looking for talented individuals to join a rapidly evolving and highly innovative division of LORD Corporation. Our inertial, wireless and displacement sensing products have won multiple awards and are used in world class, pioneering technical applications. We currently have opportunities for the following:

Lund’s mission is to help children thrive by empowering families to break cycles of poverty, addiction and abuse. Lund offers hope and opportunity to families through education, treatment, family support and adoption.

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Nurse provides needs-centered holistic health care to clients and their children. Responsibilities include assessment of health care needs of residents, connection of clients to community health care providers, oversight of medication administration, referrals, and support to clients including transportation to appointments. Provides educational opportunities for prenatal care, childbirth education, newborn care, and developmental/cognitive growth of children. Provides education related to healthy lifestyle choices and self-advocacy. Provides ongoing education to staff related to health care of clients, blood–borne pathogens, labor-support, and infant safety issues. Position works one weekend day.

WEB DEVELOPER/ DESIGNER (JOB NUMBER 18-198) Work in collaboration with our global team building a global, enterprise web presence. Collaborate to develop and maintain Drupal 7 and 8 websites, assist in supporting/expanding functionality of existing sites, aid with planning and development of new features, work to improve UI and accessibility, and provide integrations where needed. Must possess broad technical ability, an eye for UI design, and the willingness to learn and work independently in a creative and energetic environment. BS in Computer Science with at least 3 years direct work experience required.

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Must have an unrestricted Registered Nurse License with the State of Vermont. Experience in working with women and children in hospital and community settings, use of women centered recovery model, family centered nursing care, and in psychotropic medications. Willingness to meet client where they are at with both compassion and curiosity Able to set limits in complex and emotional situations Ability to work and collaborate with multiple disciplines in providing nursing care to this population. Valid VT Driver’s License and access to reliable transportation required.

INERTIAL SYSTEMS ENGINEER (JOB NUMBER 18-88) This is a unique opportunity for a senior level engineer to join a highly talented team that is developing industry leading inertial sensors for the rapidly expanding second wave of robotics, autonomous vehicles, and drones. You will be expected to research, identify and implement solutions to improve the performance of inertial sensor products. Must be an experienced systems engineer with a strong embedded software and hardware development background to provide individual technical contributions and systems engineering leadership as part of a team that supports the design, development, test, and integration of complex, specialized embedded inertial hardware/software systems. BS/BA Degree with over 5 years of experience is required.

Why Join Our Team at Lund:

• We honor and celebrate the distinctive strengths and talents of our clients and staff. • Our work encompasses collaboration with a strong team of professionals and a strengthsbased approach to providing services to families. • Lund’s adoption program provides life-long services to families brought together through adoption. • Lund’s residential and community treatment programs are distinctive as our work focuses on both treatment and parenting. • Lund’s educators believe in laughter, the importance of fun, community-oriented activities, and non-stop learning. • Ongoing training opportunities are available. • Lund offers competitive pay and paid training, as well as a comprehensive and very generous benefit package including health, dental, life, disability, retirement, extensive time off accrual, 11 paid holidays, and wellness reimbursement. EEO/AA

See for full job details and to apply. In addition to competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package, we offer high-tech working space, high-speed workstations, sophisticated engineering test facilities and a stateof-the-art production area. LORD MicroStrain® has been named one of the

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Please send resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, PO Box 4009, Burlington, VT 05406-4009 fax (802) 864-1619 email:

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Lund’s mission is to help children thrive by empowering families to break cycles of poverty, addiction and abuse. Lund offers hope and opportunity to families through education, treatment, family support and adoption.

Home School Coordinator NCSS is a seeking a Home/School Coordinator with a Master’s Degree in the Mental Health Field. Responsibilities include delivery of therapeutic services within a high school setting, home/school coordination; including home visits, consultation with school staff and other responsibilities as assigned. This position requires strong skills in the area of working with children and families, excellent diagnostic skills and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently. The position is full-time; and follows the school year schedule and will include some summer responsibilities. To apply for this position please visit our website at or email your resume and cover letter to


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Clinical supervisor will assist with implementation and provide oversight of innovative program that bridges agencies in an effort to provide immediate, holistic, familycentered services and increase the collaborative capacity of the community to respond effectively to support family systems impacted by substance abuse. This position supervises clinicians co-located in 3 district offices throughout Vermont and works collaboratively with the DCF Investigation and Assessment staff. Primary responsibilities include supervision of clinical staff that are providing the screening, assessment and case management services in the districts as well as program management.

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Minimum of Master’s degree in human services related field and Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Two years supervisory experience preferred. Strong desire and ability to work with the identified population and effectively communicate and collaborate with interagency programs and community partners required. Experience working with family services/child welfare preferred.

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We honor and celebrate the distinctive strengths and talents of our clients and staff. Our work encompasses collaboration with a strong team of professionals and a strengths-based approach to providing services to families. Lund’s adoption program provides life-long services to families brought together through adoption. Lund’s residential and community treatment programs are distinctive as our work focuses on both treatment and parenting. Lund’s educators believe in laughter, the importance of fun, community-oriented activities, and non-stop learning. Ongoing training opportunities are available. Lund offers competitive pay and paid training, as well as a comprehensive and very generous benefit package including health, dental, life, disability, retirement, extensive time off accrual, 11 paid holidays, and wellness reimbursement. EEO/AA Please send resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, PO Box 4009, Burlington, VT 05406-4009 fax (802) 864-1619 email:

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Women’s Small Business Program Director Help empower women with information and resources to make informed decisions about business ownership. The Women’s Small Business Program Director is a dynamic, passionate and organized leader responsible for coordination of all aspects of the business program delivery including outreach and enrollment, recruitment, reporting, instruction and program evaluation. The position is 32-40 hours/week and includes some evening and weekend hours. EOE. Please send resume and cover letter by June 15.


The Vermont Commissioner of Labor, on behalf of the Labor Relations Board Review Panel, will be accepting nominations from persons interested in serving on the Vermont Labor Relations Board. Qualified candidates’ names will be submitted by the Panel to the Governor for review and appointment. The Vermont Labor Relations Board determines appropriate bargaining units, conducts union representation elections, adjudicates unfair labor practice charges and hears grievances in cases involving relations between employers and employees of the State of Vermont, Vermont State Colleges, University of Vermont, municipalities, school districts, and small private operations. The term of the appointment is six (6) years, and the Board members must be available to serve at hearings which are conducted in Montpelier, as well as assist in special projects as determined by the Labor Board Chair or Executive Director. Labor Board members are not considered state employees and have no compensation or benefits other than receiving a minimal stipend for their work and expense reimbursement (mileage and meal reimbursement) for travel to hearings or other assignments. The current vacancy is for two (2) positions, with a specifically-designated background and meeting the following qualifications: • One vacancy is for a candidate with a labor background. The other vacancy is for a candidate with a “neutral” background. Nominees with neutral backgrounds means individuals in high standing not connected with any labor organization or management position, and who can be reasonably considered to be able to serve as an impartial individual. • A candidate must possess “experience, knowledge, character, integrity, judgment and ability to act in a fair and impartial manner.” 3 V.S.A. 921(a)(1) (B). • A candidate must be a US citizen and a resident of the state of Vermont for at least one year immediately preceding appointment. • A member of the Board may not hold any other state office. • The Review Panel shall consider the skills, perspectives, and experience of candidates to serve on the Labor Board. Interested candidates should send the following information to the Commissioner of Labor by the deadline of June 8, 2018:

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Information: 1. A brief (not to exceed one page) letter of interest, specifically identifying that you are applying as either a labor or a neutral representative to the Board, and outlining your credentials to serve in that capacity; 2. Up-to-date resume (not to exceed 2 pages) 3. A separate list of not more than 5 references with contact information Mail or email all information to: Labor Commissioner Lindsay Kurrle, 5 Green Mountain Drive, P.O. Box 488, Montpelier, Vermont 05601-0488, Information received after 4:30 PM on June 8, 2018 will not be considered. If you are chosen for an interview, you will be asked to come to Montpelier to meet with the Review Panel on a date determined by the Panel. For more information on the role of the Vermont Labor Relations Board, you can review Vermont statutes, 3 VSA Sec 921, et al., or visit their website at If you have questions regarding the vacancies or the process to apply, contact the Vermont Department of Labor at 802-828-4301 or email the Commissioner at

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Do you want to shape the future of Vermont’s youth? The VT Youth Development Corps (VYDC) places AmeriCorps members at youth-focused organizations across Vermont to foster positive youth development and build resilience. VYDC is seeking qualified applicants for summer positions at: The DREAM Program (QT & MT); Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (QT or MT); Northeast Kingdom Community Action (MT); Essex CHIPS (MT), and Bristol Hub (MT). • QT (455 hours in 2 to 4 months): Total Living Allowance: $3,440. Education Award: $1,538. • MT (305 hours in 2 to 3 months): Total Living Allowance: $2,294. Education Award: $1,230. AmeriCorps members can put qualified student loans in forbearance during service. Website: Phone: 802.229.9151 Interested applicants can apply at In State box, choose Vermont. In Program box, type VYDC. Click Search. All VYDC positions will appear. VYDC is a program of the Washington County Youth Service Bureau. Equal Opportunity Employer. Background check required.


OUTPATIENT THERAPIST The Mental Health Center in Colebrook, NH seeks a full-time therapist to provide officebased counseling for children and adults. Applicants must have a Masters Degree and be licensed or license eligible as a mental health counselor or a clinical social worker in the State of NH. Supervision is available towards completion of NH licensing requirements. In addition, we are designated as a critical health shortage area by the Federal Government which would allow for full student loan repayment for licensed staff. The starting salary is between $40k-$48k depending on license and experience. We are located in northern NH, near the borders with Vermont and Canada. Please submit your resume and letter of interest to: Steven Arnold Director of Behavioral Health NHS - The Mental Health Center 55 Colby Street, Colebrook, NH 03576 (603) 237-4955 This position requires a valid driver’s license, proof of adequate auto insurance and the completion of criminal and background checks. This Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and Provider.

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CEO/Executive Director Rural Community Transportation is a thriving nonprofit transportation corporation that provides rides in cars, wheelchair accessible vans, buses and taxis to a wide range of passengers throughout Essex, Caledonia, Orleans and Lamoille counties in rural Vermont. The central office is located in beautiful Lyndonville, in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. RCT is recruiting an experienced executive to lead the organization and oversee sophisticated real time ride technology, three offices, and a large staff and volunteer base. We are looking for someone with experience in community, employee and legislative relations, nonprofit budgeting and financial analysis for a complex multi-million dollar corporation, and a strong commitment to the mission and values of RCT. For more information go to: Please send a resume and cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position to: by June 15, 2018. RCT is an equal opportunity employer, offering competitive salary and benefits.

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Job Fair Are you looking for a company who offers generous benefits, competitive pay and career development within a professional work environment? If so, we have many exciting opportunities and will be holding a job fair where you can meet with a member from Human Resources for immediate consideration! DATE: Thursday, May 31 TIME: 4:00 PM - 6:00PM LOCATION: 141 Harvest Lane, Williston

Please visit our career page on our website for more detail regarding our openings. (EOE/AA)


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Technical Account Manager Overview

We are looking for an experienced Technical Account Manager to oversee and manage our customers’ technical needs. A focus on accurate, trustworthy and timely technical service both before and after the point of sale will help you ensure customer satisfaction. As a Technical Account Manager, you should be a well-rounded tech-savvy professional, able to explain deep technical topics and requirements to a largely non-technical audience of high level business professionals. The ideal Technical Account Manager is one who can provide technical, product and business knowledge to aid in client sales and support as well as strengthen our relationships with clients. The right individual is dedicated in their pursuit of helping grow the great local businesses we work with through technology and honest service delivery.


The Technical Account Manager position is one of many hats. The right individual will be the driving force behind our service delivery, customer satisfaction and in turn our success. A list of job responsibilities include: • Ability to provide technical support for customers to aid in the pre-sales and post-sales processes • Address customer issues promptly, working with our support team to ensure efficient resolution to account related items • Train customers to use products • Address product-related inquiries on time • Identify solutions to drive client efficiency and reduce support costs • Analyze client requirements and provide useful upgrade or feature suggestions to meet their requirements and budgets • Work with our sales department to drive new business and increase sales • Establish best practices internally • Track sales performance metrics • Cull client feedback into actionable items to aid in improving our processes to drive better service. • Analyze client requirements and scope technical service opportunities


Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of business, sales and technical roles sufficient to be efficient in maintaining client relationships and exceeding client expectations. Prior MSP experience is highly preferred as this is a position requiring a delicate balance of understanding of our industry and a well-rounded individual driving the process. Potential applicants may be required to go on-site for quarterly visits or for client meetings. As a result, reliable transportation is highly preferred to ensure proper account relationships are maintained. As with all our positions, a personal background check is required prior to employment. Among other criteria, the below requirements will be evaluated in assessing applicants: • • • • • • • •

Proven work experience as a Technical Account Manager Software, networking and VoIP experience Solid technical background with hands on experience An ability to grasp customer needs and suggest timely solutions Excellent verbal and written communication skills Strong customer service skills Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills BS degree in Computer Science, IT Management or relevant field

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Started in 2009, simpleroute is a growing company with the sole aim to provide the best support possible for end-users. We do this through getting to know our clients, anticipating and meeting their needs and providing excellent service. We offer a challenging yet fun atmosphere and provide ample opportunity for employees to grow both through education and project based learning. simpleroute offers a number of benefits including: • • • • • •

7 paid holidays Up to 4-weeks PTO with seniority 401k program Health, dental and vision programs Education opportunities and approved certification reimbursement Flexible and fun work environment

Interested Candidates

Please send a resume and cover letter to and tell us how you can help us provide the best IT services possible.

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seeking creative, driven, organized leader to join our expanding team

Education and Training Resources (ETR) will be assuming the management and operations of NORTHLANDS JOB CORPS CENTER in Vergennes, VT on June 1, 2018 for all of the following positions:

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• Career Services Manager – Oversees Academics/CTT/Counseling/CPP • Academics – Academics Supervisor, Academic Teachers (VT Teaching Cert. Required), Testing/Scheduling Coordinator, Career Services Admin. Assistant /pages/jobs

• Career Technical Training – CTT Supervisor/WBL, Vocational Instructors (Carpentry, Certified Medical Assistant, Culinary, Automotive, Office Administration, Welding and Advanced Welding) • Security and Safety – Safety/Security Manager, Security Officers/Student Transportation

Laborers’ pay - $16.00 an hour to start. Machine operators’ pay based on experience. Contact Joe Stone, 310-1359 or for more information and to schedule an interview.

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• Career Preparation – CPP/Counseling Supervisor, Counselors, CPP Specialists • Outreach/Career Transition Services – OA/CTS Manager, Outreach/ Admissions Services Specialists, Job Readiness Specialist • Residential – Sr. Residential Counselor and Residential Counselors. (Must have 15 credits of social service/science classwork. Evening, Overnights, & Weekends) • Recreation – Recreation Supervisor and Recreation Specialists (F/T and P/T) • Student HR Officer/SGA Leadership – (Incentive and Disciplinary duties) • Data Integrity – Compliance Manager and Data Integrity Specialist (Student Records) • Food Services – Food Services Supervisor, Sr. Cook, Cooks, Cook’s Assistants • Administrative Assistant – Admin. Support Manager, Property Specialist, Purchasing Agent, (Assists in Finance/Purchasing/Property), Finance Specialists, Finance Assistant • Human Resources – HR Manager, Employee Admin Specialist and IT Specialist • Maintenance – Supervisor, Maintenance Specialist, Maintenance Assistants • Health/Wellness – Manager, LPN, Clerk, P/T Dental Assistant, P/T Dental Hygienist • P/T TEAP Specialist - this position is responsible for providing education on drugs and requires a CADC certification. • Sr. Administrative Assistant

Please email or visit the Transition Office for more details, positions available and to request an employment application. Please include your full name, your phone number, your email, the position you are interested in, highest grade completed and/or Degree attained. If you are chosen for an interview, it will take place on site between May 29th - May 31st and you will be contacted to schedule a specific time. Employment will be at a Federal Department of Labor facility. All applicants will be subject to drug testing and a full background check. NORTHLANDS JOB CORPS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER FEMALE/ MINORITY 100 A MacDonough Drive • Vergennes, VT 05491 • 802-877-0159 12t-NorthlandsJobCorps053018.indd 1


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Planning & Zoning Administrator

The Town of Bolton seeks a part-time Planning and Zoning Administrator to administer and enforce the town’s land use and development regulations, and to provide professional, technical support to the Planning Commission and Development Review Board. This position has been budgeted for up to 20 hours per week. Good communication skills, attendance at night meetings, and knowledge of Vermont planning laws are important. A degree in planning or a related field is preferred; relevant work experience may be substituted. For a detailed job description, visit Please submit a cover letter, resume and references to: Town of Bolton, Attn: Amy Grover, Town Clerk, 3045 Theodore Roosevelt Hwy, Waterbury, VT 05676, or via email to:

Position open until filled. The review of applications will begin on June 11, 2018. EOE.

PAYROLL MANAGER This position is responsible for management and continuous improvement of all aspects of the City’s payroll functions, provides technical services for payroll systemsintegrations, senior level accounting services, including supervision, in support of the City’s central accounting function. Position may also provide direct reporting for payroll projects and grants to City departments. Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field and five (5) years of relevant experience in accounting. For a complete description, or to apply online, visit careers/burlingtonvt. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply. EOE

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Montpelier’s pop-up clam shack returns for its second year, with chef Joe Buley dishing out Maine lobster rolls, New England steamer clams and other treats of the sea awash in melted butter. Pair a bowl of shells with cold brews from Citizen Cider, 14th Star Brewing, von Trapp Brewing and Zero Gravity Craft Brewing, among others.

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Eggplant Entrepreneur A Burlington farmer hopes to sell consumers on a crop with roots in her native Africa B Y KYMELYA SAR I



n a sweltering May afternoon, Janine Ndagijimana exited a greenhouse at the Intervale Center in Burlington, balancing a tray of African eggplant seedlings in each hand. The seedlings’ stalks stood upright, while their leaves, lush and full, spilled out of the small black plastic pots. Her mother had requested 400 plant starts from her, said Ndagijimana, as she loaded the trays into her car to be shipped to Michigan. There her mother grows the same crop; during the harvest season, both mother and daughter sell African eggplants to their friends. Ndagijimana, however, has a larger customer base for the 5,000 pounds of African eggplants she harvests annually from the Ethan Allen Homestead and a leased plot in Colchester. She sells about 3,000 pounds of the fruit to customers in Arizona, New Hampshire, New York, Texas, Utah and Virginia. She distributes the rest of the unsold fruit to family and friends. So far, her customers are members of the African diaspora, some of whom heard about her business through word of mouth. “They call me and ask about the eggplants,” said Ndagijimana through an interpreter, “and then I send the eggplants through the post office.” But now Ndagijimana, 38, wants to scale up her business — Vermont African Eggplant Farm — by introducing the fruit to people who didn’t grow up eating it. “I am looking for a bigger market,” she said. Known as intore (pronounced “eenori”) in Kirundi, the language spoken in Burundi, the African eggplant is a perennial crop in subtropical climates, closely related to eggplant varieties grown in North America. It can grow about 7 feet high, according to Global Food, Local Food: Guide to Growing, Harvesting & Preserving African & Asian Crops in the Northeast, by Alisha Laramee of the Burlington-based Association of Africans Living in Vermont and Ben Waterman of University of Vermont Extension’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Mature African eggplants aren’t deep purple like their North American counterparts; farmers pick the crop while still white or a ripe green, or they leave it to redden when harvesting it for seed.

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African eggplants are generally served in stews or stir-frys; their extracts contain high levels of antioxidants. The fruit is sour when it’s green but sweet when it’s white, said Ndagijimana. The Bhutanese community prefers the green fruit, she added. Some, including her, eat the white fruit raw, “just like an apple.” Yet the African eggplant is difficult to find in North America outside metropolitan areas, said Eric Bishop von Wettberg, an assistant professor in UVM’s Plant and Soil Science Department who has expertise in genetics and crop breeding. The fruit often tastes bitter to palates unused to them — and, because the crop rarely leaves the African continent, few westerners have experience with it. To the best of von Wettberg’s knowledge, the U.S. Department of Agriculture hasn’t even been keeping statistics on the African eggplant. Farming is nothing new to Ndagijimana. Born in Rwanda to Burundian refugees, she helped her parents with small-scale cultivation. When the Rwandan genocide began in 1994, she and her family fled to Tanzania. There she became a broker and developed her

entrepreneurial skills, buying vegetables from farmers and selling them at markets. In 2007, Ndagijimana and her husband and children came to the U.S., where she got involved in the New Farms for New Americans program. A community-based gardening and agriculture project run by AALV, it provides education and training to refugees and immigrants who want to continue their agrarian traditions. Participants get access to the community farms at the Intervale and the Ethan Allen Homestead. AALV program specialist Laramee says that Ndagijimana stands out among the New American farmers for her entrepreneurial drive. While most of her peers are content to work the land to provide mainly for their families, Ndagijimana has grown her business. In Burlington, she sells her eggplants at the Mawuhi African Market and a handful of restaurants, including Butch + Babe’s. Laramee noted: “She’s a businessperson. That’s her strength.” Besides being “very hardworking and determined,” Ndagijimana is “forward looking,” continued Laramee. When the other farmers learned that she was selling her produce to the small local stores

that serve New American consumers, they followed suit and began to undercut her prices. Undeterred, Ndagijimana found a new niche in selling plant starts and seeds. “She’s just one step ahead of everyone,” Laramee said of Ndagijimana. “She has new ideas that other people haven’t thought of yet.” Ndagijimana isn’t the only New American who aspires to become a commercial farmer. But for most, the risks are too great, said UVM’s Waterman, who has worked as a program coordinator with Ndagijimana and many other New American farmers. Under pressure to settle down and pay their bills, many refugees and immigrants are wary of taking on debt, he added. “Farming might be one of the toughest jobs,” said Waterman, “[and] the least-paying job to start.” But Ndagijimana, whom Waterman called “brave,” has taken calculated risks. For instance, she invested in black plastic mulch as a weed-control strategy and came up with the idea of shipping eggplants to her customers via U.S. mail. “She’s figured out on her own that that works and makes sense,” said Waterman. When it comes to besting the

food+drink and food safety certification, which involves a potentially time-consuming and expensive auditing process, Waterman continued. But her biggest hurdle may be cultural: Mainstream consumers need time to learn about and accept the African eggplant. Geneticist von Wettberg compared the fruit to the tomato and potato, which were equally unfamiliar to Europeans when the foods first arrived from the Americas near the end of the 15th century. It took several hundred years LARAMEE for the public to catch on, he noted, but by the 1840s, the potato had become Ireland’s food staple. Unlike, say, tomatoes or corn, the African eggplant remains understudied by the plant-breeding community, said von Wettberg. He believes new, cultivated varieties of the plant, including ones with a lower level of bitterness, could offer great potential. Meanwhile, he hopes to feature Ndagijimana and her crop in his crop-breeding course. Despite the challenges, Ndagijimana is confident she’ll be able to break into new markets and proud of what she’s already achieved. “When I started, I never knew I was going to be here today,” she said. “I keep trying, because I know at some point people will start buying them.” Ndagijimana’s positivity is infectious, said Waterman. “I want to be optimistic about helping people learn about her operation and how she contributes to the food system.” Focused on achieving her biggest dreams, Ndagijimana has plenty of motivation to keep expanding her eggplant business. “I would find the money to pay for my children to go to college,” she said, “[and] I could buy my own house.” 




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noted, “she doesn’t quite have the acreage right now to support a larger-scale operation.” To sell to supermarkets, Ndagijimana would need both more product




competition, however, Ndagijimana’s leverage point is the bigger and stronger plants she can grow in the greenhouse owned by the AALV’s New Farms for New Americans in the Intervale, said Waterman. In just two months, the plants of this year’s crop have become small bushes, each measuring 2 feet in diameter and height. Besides receiving business development and technical support from New Farms for New Americans, Ndagijimana has benefited from ALISHA the help of a local hay farmer, Gene Button. Having leased her his Colchester farm at no cost, he’s now helping her plow the land. “I wish there were more farmers out there like him,” said Waterman of Button. “Land access is critical, especially in urban and suburban areas where there’s a real need.” Waterman also said that Ndagijimana has been able to build two greenhouses on Button’s land with support from the USDA. For his part, Button just wants to make sure his land doesn’t sit idle. “It’s always provided a living for the family,” he said. “I’d like to see it continue doing that.” One problem Ndagijimana faces in her efforts to expand her business is her lack of proficiency in English. Last year, Anson Tebbetts, secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, toured her Colchester farm, but she hasn’t taken him up on his offer of help because of the language barrier. “I don’t know where to start,” said Ndagijimana, who attends English classes during the winter months. Ndagijimana will have to overcome other obstacles before she can sell her crop to mainstream markets, said Waterman. While she’s “growing her [farm] by leaps and bounds,” he

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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.


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COLLEGIATE SHAG BONANZA: Wannabe dancers go from zero to the dance floor with a fun and energetic introductory class focused on fast music. Champlain Club, Burlington, intro lesson, 7-8 p.m.; learn new moves, 8-9 p.m. $8-10; $15 for both classes. Info, 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, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $16. Info,


A COURSE IN MIRACLES STUDY GROUP: Participants engage in a study of spiritual transformation. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 279-1495. GUIDED TOURS: A historic Gothic Revival house opens its doors for hourly excursions. Self-guided explorations of the gardens, exhibits and walking trails are also available. Justin Morrill Homestead, Strafford, 10 a.m.5 p.m. $6; free for kids 14 and under. Info, 765-4484.

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See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘BIRDING IN VERMONT’: A Vermont PBS documentary follows host Bryan Pfeiffer as he explores some of the state’s best locations for spotting avian species. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600.


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CINEMA CASUALTIES: ‘REANIMATOR’: A film series dedicated to old-school horror movies presents a 1985 flick about an odd new student on a medical college campus. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 9 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0406. ‘DEAF JAM’: This 2011 documentary turns the lens toward a deaf New York City teen who enters the spoken word slam scene with sign language poetry. Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 453-2366. ‘MOLLY’S GAME’: Jessica Chastain stars in the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran an exclusive high-stakes poker game. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 6-8 p.m. $5. Info, 533-2000. ‘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 3D 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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Rachel Carson (pictured) was born in rural Pennsylvania in 1907. By 1962, she was making waves on the national level by advocating for the natural world. That year, the writer, scientist and ecologist published her hard-hitting examination of pesticide use, Silent Spring. In it, she argued that humans were misusing these chemicals without sufficient knowledge of their potential harm. Though she was attacked by the chemical industry, Carson pressed on, even testifying before the United States Congress in 1963. Nancy Jay Crumbine, Dartmouth College visiting associate professor of English, delivers the talk “The Legacy of Rachel Carson” as part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays speaker series.

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The Queen City is rich with architectural history. Preservation Burlington, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the city’s historic resources, opens the door to the past with its annual Homes Tour. Maps in hand, folks embark on a selfguided outing to notable local abodes. The six properties on this year’s tour include a brightly decorated kit-house cottage and a restored 1899 brick American foursquare featured in Old House Journal. Participants also have access to the recently completed penthouse HOMES TOUR in Liberty House, formerly St. Joseph’s Orphanage, Saturday, June 2, noon, at various Burlington and the building’s rooftop deck overlooking Lake locations. $20; free for Champlain. kids under 16; preregister.


PLANBTV DOWNTOWN WORKSHOP: Locals learn about Burlington’s comprehensive development plan and offer up input. Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info,


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Wednesday, June 6, 7-8:30 p.m., at Brownell Library in Essex Junction. Free. Info, 878-6955,


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‘THE SLEEPING BEAUTY’ Saturday, June 2, 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 3, 2 p.m., at Barre Opera House. $15-20. Info, 476-8188,

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Saturday, June 2, 2 p.m., at South Burlington High School. Free. Info, 864-7223.





Aphasia is a neurological disorder typically caused by a stroke or traumatic brain injury that impairs talking, reading and writing. However, for some stroke survivors, singing proves easier than speaking. “Because music is largely mediated by the undamaged hemispheres of the brain of people with aphasia, they can sing and are often fluent while singing,” explains Karen McFeeters Leary in an email. Leary is a speech and language pathologist and the founder and director of the Aphasia Choir, an ensemble of 21 local stroke and TBI survivors along with spouses, caregivers, University of Vermont speechlanguage pathology students, UVM Medical Center employees and community volunteers. The singers lift their voices on Saturday in a fifth-anniversary concert of 1960s and ’70s pop songs.




ou’ve probably heard the story of Aurora, the pretty and charming princess trapped in a 100-year slumber as she awaits true love’s kiss. Charles Perrault’s classic fairy tale, “The Sleeping Beauty,” comes to life in two performances by Montpelier’s Moving Light Dance. Choreography by company director Christine Harris, Avi Waring and the dancers themselves propels this enchanting retelling set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s original score. With 100 dancers ranging from professionals to local students, this fanciful interpretation is sure to delight all ages.

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‘WILD AFRICA 3D’: Viewers plunge into fantastic places and meet amazing creatures with water as their guide. Northfield Savings Bank 3D 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, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.

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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. FIVE CORNERS FARMERS MARKET: Conscious consumers shop local produce, premade treats and crafts. 3 Main St., Essex Junction, 4-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 5cornersfarmersmarket@ VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: Local products — veggies, breads, pastries, cheeses, wines, syrups, jewelry, crafts and beauty supplies — draw shoppers to a diversified bazaar. Depot Park, 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.

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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 an 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. EATING FOR ENERGY: Fed up with food comas? Health coach Marie Frohlich presents tasty fare that increases vitality. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. $5-7; preregister. Info, info@ EMPOWERED YOGA FLOW: A rejuvenating practice for all levels weaves together movement, breath and mental focus. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10 a.m. $12. Info, studio@zenbarnvt. com.

GENTLE YOGA IN RICHMOND: A gong savasana closes out an all-levels class benefiting the Williston Community Food Shelf. Partial proceeds are donated. Balance Yoga, Richmond, 11 a.m.-noon. $10; preregister. Info, GENTLE YOGA IN WATERBURY: Practitioners with limitations and seasoned students alike hit the mat for an all-levels class. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10 a.m. $12. Info, studio@ 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. MEMORY SCREENINGS: Expert speech and language pathologists assess powers of recall in a private and confidential setting. The Center for Communication, Cognition and Swallowing, Rutland, noon-6 p.m. Free. Info, 772-0172.


MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY: Colonel Nathan Lord keynotes an observance replete with music by the Lyme Town Band. Under the flag, Veterans Memorial Brick Walkway, White River Junction VA Medical Center, noon. Free. Info, 2959363, ext. 5880.


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. INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Pupils improve their speaking and grammar mastery. Private residence, Burlington, 6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. STREETCAR NA ER | ‘A MED EAT DE TH | SIR 1 I. R E’ F

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 health. 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.

Find club dates in the music section. NOON MUSIC IN MAY: ROSIN: Members of this eclectic ensemble draw on elements of bluegrass, rock and jazz to create their own version of a string quartet. Stowe Community Church, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 253-7792.


LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SPANISH: ¡Hola! Language lovers perfect their fluency. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.


FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES: Artists from across generations and continents converge in Montréal for 16 days of dance and theater shows. Various Montréal locations. Prices vary. Info, 514-844-3822. ‘GOLDA’S BALCONY’: Tovah Feldshuh treats theater lovers to her award-winning performance as the first female prime minister of Israel, Golda Meir. Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Montréal, 1 & 8 p.m. $66. Info, 514-739-7944. ST-AMBROISE MONTRÉAL FRINGE FESTIVAL: The world’s most offbeat performers convene for live music, theater performances and everything in between. See montrealfringe. ca for details. Various Montréal locations. Prices vary. Info, 514-849-3378.


POETRY RIOT: Rajnii Eddins hosts an open mic for seasoned and budding wordsmiths. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $3. Info, 540-0406. RECOVERY WRITE NOW: Wordsmiths in recovery let their creativity flow in a lively and supportive setting. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 6-7:15 p.m. Free. Info, writelife1@

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.

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.


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.

DOSE OF REALITY SERIES: OPEN FORUM PANEL DISCUSSION: A six-week discussion series culminates with a conversation on the opioid epidemic, substance use disorders and ways to move forward. Esther Mesh Room, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 728-6464. ED BAKER: Parents come away with concrete conversation starters following a presentation titled “Building Prevention and Resilience Skills in Children: How to Talk to Your Children About Substance Abuse.” O’Brien Community Center, Winooski, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, katenugent@

NAMI VERMONT ‘IN OUR OWN VOICE’: Trained presenters provide practical information about mental illness. Hartford High School, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 876-7949. 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.


JOHN COHN: In “Digital Disruption and the Internet of Things,” the IBM fellow shares insight on how concepts of disruption can help people manage their own lives and careers. Generator, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0761. VERMONT HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL SPEAKERS: A thought-provoking talk reinforces the importance of history in promoting tolerance and respect. Carpenter-Carse Library, Hinesburg, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 482-2878.


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.


SPRING OPEN ARTIST SHOWCASE WEEK 1: A double bill of new works by area theater artists spotlights LoKi’s 24 Years in 24 Hours: Growing Up in Vermont and Dennis McSorley’s Box of Squirrels. Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $15; donations for Wednesday. Info, theoffcenter@



HOUSE & FORMAL GARDENS TOUR: Explorations of the inn and its grounds culminate in afternoon tea with sweets and savories. Shelburne Farms, 2:304 p.m. $20; preregister. Info, 985-8686.


PLANBTV OLD NORTH END WORKSHOP: Locals learn about Burlington’s comprehensive development plan and offer up input. Gymnasium, O.N.E. Community Center, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, mtuttle@


SLOW LIVING SUMMIT: THE FUTURE OF FOOD ENTREPENEURSHIP: Entrepreneurial tools and resources meet food and agricultural know-how during a two-day conference. Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Brattleboro, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $60-250. Info,


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,


FEAST & FIELD MARKET: A fire-lighting ceremony and the rootsy stylings of Justin Park and Chloe Powell are on the menu at the soft opening of this farmers market and music series. Clark Farm, Barnard, market, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; concert, 5:30-8 p.m. Donations. Info,

GUIDED TOURS: See WED.30. JOB HUNT HELP: Community College of Vermont interns assist employment seekers with everything from résumé-writing to online applications. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1393. OPEN HOUSE: Doctors Julie Bier and Corey Gibeault welcome folks to their new facility for tours, refreshments and information about their services. Better Living Audiology, Middlebury, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 651-9374.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘BIRDERS: THE CENTRAL PARK EFFECT’: A 2012 documentary focuses on a group of New Yorkers who find joy in Manhattan’s winged wonders. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. ‘BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES’: This 2018 documentary film explores the vision behind the iconic American jazz record label. Proceeds benefit the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. Merrill’s Roxy Cinema, Burlington, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 863-5966. ‘FOXTROT’: A 2017 Israeli drama follows a troubled family in the wake of news that their son has been killed in the line of duty. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7 p.m. $5-8. Info, 660-2600. ‘AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER’: Al Gore appears in this hard-hitting documentary about the perils of climate change. Norwich Public Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 649-1184. ‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS 3D’: See WED.30. ‘WILD AFRICA 3D’: See WED.30.

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COMMUNITY LUNCH: Farm-fresh fare makes for a delicious and nutritious midday meal. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 309.

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BEGINNERS TAI CHI CLASS: Students get a feel for the ancient Chinese practice. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. 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, CHAIR YOGA WITH SANGHA STUDIO: Supported poses promote health and wellbeing. Champlain Senior Center, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 448-4262.


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. FORZA: THE SAMURAI SWORD WORKOUT: Students sculpt lean muscles and gain mental focus when using wooden replicas of the weapon. North End Studio A, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $10. Info, 578-9243. GENTLE FLOW YOGA: Individuals with injuries or other challenges feel the benefits of a relaxing and nourishing practice. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10 a.m. $12. Info, studio@ 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, YOGA: A Sangha Studio instructor guides students who are in recovery toward achieving inner tranquility. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, 448-4262. 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, YOGA NIDRA: Steph Muzzy guides students into a state of deep relaxation. Evolution Physical Therapy & Yoga, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $15; free for members. Info, 864-9642.



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“[Dar Williams is] one of America’s very best singer-songwriters. Her songs are beautiful, like finely crafted short stories. They are, variously, devastatingly moving, tenderly funny, subtle without being in any way inaccessible, and utterly fresh.” —The New Yorker

‘URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL’: Lost Nation Theater stages the dystopian Tony Award-winning satire that tackles everything from capitalism to Broadway shows. Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier City Hall, 7:30 p.m. $10-35. Info, 229-0492.

outdoors “Best music hall in VERMONT E-BIRD WEEKLY SPRING BIRD MONITORING WALK: Break out the binoculars! Magazine Birders -—Yankee trek through diverse habitats and report their findings to an online avian database. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 457-3368, ext. 222.


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HERB TASTING GROUP: Blind taste tests prompt herbalists to note flavors, physical reactions and natural impressions of various medicinal plants. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Donations. Info, 540-0595. SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING WORKSHOP: Folks with disabled children or grandchildren receive a comprehensive overview of topics such as protecting government benefits, avoiding Medicaid paybacks and more. Vermont Family Network, Williston, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 778-0306.


HOT TOPICS SUMMER LECTURE SERIES: James Chen of the Michigan State University College of Law provokes thought with “Higher-Moment Asset Pricing and Environmental Economics.” Room 012, Oakes Hall, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1371. THIRSTY THURSDAY SPEAKER’S SERIES: Listeners whet their whistles with craft beer, wine and cider while a panel discusses the topic “Mountain Troops: Then and Now.” Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, Stowe, 6:30 p.m. Donations; cash bar. Info, 253-9911.


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.


‘LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL’: Francesca Harper portrays singer Billie Holiday in this JAG Productions presentation featuring songs such as “God Bless the Child” and “Strange Fruit.” The Grange Theatre, South Pomfret, 7:30 p.m. $35. Info, 332-3270.

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APRIL OSSMANN & CYNTHIA HUNTINGTON: Poetry pundits hear readings from the authors of Event Boundaries and Terra Nova, respectively. Phoenix Books Rutland, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 855-8078.

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KATHERINE PATERSON: The Newberry Medal-winning children’s author discusses her work, including Bread and Roses, Too, the Vermont Reads choice for 2018. Bradford Academy, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 262-1355. MATTHYS LEVY: The bestselling author and designer introduces his first novel, Building Eden. Phoenix Books Burlington, 7 p.m. $3. Info, 448-3350.

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WILDCRAFTING GATHERING: Locavores learn to identify and harvest wild edibles. Shelburne Farms, 6-7:30 p.m. $15; preregister. Info, 985-8686.


BOOK, PLANT & BAKE SALE: Homemade treats sustain shoppers as they leaf through bargain-priced publications and greenery. Friday: Books only. Essex Free Library, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 879-0313. NEWBERRY POP-UP MARKET: Vendors purvey a variety of Vermont-made products. 5 S. Main St., White River Junction, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 299-0212.


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


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SPIELPALAST CABARET: Burlesque beauties perform rip-roaring musical numbers during an evening of Weimarstyle theatrics anchored by a raucous house orchestra. Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 8 p.m. $25-28. Info, 863-5966.


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‘RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE’ VIEWING PARTY: Fans of the televised drag competition stay up-to-date 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.

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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.


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‘BEST F(R)IENDS: VOLUME TWO’: Cult-movie heroes Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero star in the second of a two-part dark comedy thriller inspired by a real-life road trip. Palace 9 Cinemas, South Burlington, 8 p.m. $12.50. Info, 660-9300.


FIRST FRIDAY FLICKS: Blankets or beanbags in tow, families file in for a monthly motion picture. Bethel Town Hall, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info,


‘ALADDIN’: Adirondack Dance presents the tale of a boy who harnesses a genie’s magic power to win the love of a beautiful princess. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. $10-13. Info, 518-335-7385. BALLROOM & LATIN DANCING: Learn new moves with Ballroom Nights, then join others in a dance social featuring the waltz, tango and more. Singles, couples and beginners are welcome. Williston Jazzercise Fitness Center, lesson, 7-8 p.m.; dance social, 8-9:30 p.m. $10-14; $8 for dance only. Info, 862-2269.



ECSTATIC DANCE VERMONT: Jubilant motions with the Green Mountain Druid Order inspire divine connections. Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. $10. Info, 505-8011. FIRST FRIDAY FOLK DANCING: Participants make strides in circle, line and couple dances. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $3-5. Info, 223-2518. ‘SNOW WHITE & AN EVENING OF DANCE’: Stowe Mad River Dance Academy students put their best foot forward in a recital of hip-hop, tap, modern, lyrical and jazz styles. Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, 6-8:30 p.m. $20-24. Info, 253-5151.


FOOD & ART FRIDAYS: Woodfired pizza, farm-fresh produce, visual art, story telling and live performance make for a memorable evening. The Sable Project, Stockbridge, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free; $5-10 for pizza. Info, info@ thesableproject. GUIDED TOURS: See WED.30. 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,

‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS 3D’: See WED.30. WHITE RIVER INDIE FESTIVAL: A cinematic celebration pairs awardwinning features, documentaries and shorts with panels, parties and special guests. See for details. Various White River Junction locations, 3 p.m. $5-80; additional cost for Friday Night Gala and Reception; free for some events. Info, 478-0191. ‘WILD AFRICA 3D’: See WED.30.

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BRANDON FARMERS MARKET: Local farmers, artisans and specialty food producers offer up their goods. Estabrook Park, Brandon, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 273-2655. CHAMPLAIN VALLEY DINNER TRAIN: Passengers feast on a three-course meal while riding the Green Mountain Railroad from Burlington to Middlebury and back. Union Station, Burlington, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $85100; preregister for Gold Class tickets and parties of eight or more. Info, 800-707-3530. FARM TO TABLE: Culinary artistin-residence Dana Klitzberg presents a multi-course dinner highlighting seasonal local ingredients. Marble House Project, Dorset, 5:30-8 p.m. $65; preregister; limited space. Info, info@ FOODWAYS FRIDAYS: Foodies use heirloom herbs and veggies to revive historic recipes in the farmhouse kitchen. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $4-16; free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 457-2355. RICHMOND FARMERS MARKET: An open-air marketplace featuring live music connects cultivators and fresh-food browsers. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, SUN TO CHEESE TOUR: Fromage fanatics go behind the scenes and follow award-winning farmhouse cheddar from raw milk to finished product. Shelburne Farms, 1:45-3:45 p.m. $20 includes a block of cheddar; preregister. Info, 985-8686. TRUCK STOP: Mobile kitchens dish out mouthwatering meals and libations. Live music and cold beer add to the fun. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 5-10 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 540-0406.


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.30, 9:15 a.m.

health & fitness

ACUDETOX: Attendees in recovery undergo acupuncture to the ear to propel detoxification. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. ADVANCED TAI CHI CLASS: Participants keep active with a sequence of slow, controlled movements. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. BONE BUILDERS EXERCISE CLASSES: See WED.30, 7:308:30 & 10:40-11:40 a.m.

GREENFIELD PIANO ASSOCIATES: A varied program showcases the works of Frédéric Chopin. The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 879-5360. JENNY BOWER: The awardwinning organist hits all the right notes in “Diferencias: Organ Inventions of the Spanish Baroque,” a program celebrating the church’s 150th anniversary. Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3631. THER PIERSON A HEA CO IC | US US TIC |M


CRAFTY CRAP NIGHT: Participants bring supplies or ongoing projects and an adventurous attitude to share creative time with other people in recovery. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150.


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NOURISH VERMONT: Foodies discover the core principles of traditional diets through exhibits, presentations and a marketplace. Shelburne Farms, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $25-100 per day includes lunch; preregister. Info, 985-8686.




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BUTI YOGA: See WED.30. 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. LATOQC: Veteran fiddlers David Greely and Claude Méthé connect the dots between their Cajun and Québécois traditions. York Street Meeting House, Lyndon, 7 p.m. $12; free for kids under 13. Info, 748-2600.

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.

ROCK CITY: Barre’s rock-and-soul chorus harmonizes to tunes from the ’50s through the ’00s. Barre Elks Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10. Info,


SCAMS & FRAUDS: IT’S NOT IF, BUT WHEN: Vermont Department of Financial Regulation specialists offer tips for avoiding financial schemes. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.



Find club dates in the music section. BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: World-class musicians pack Queen City venues in a celebration of the genre. See for details. Various downtown Burlington locations. Prices vary. Info, 863-7992. BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND: Toes tap and fingers snap during an evening of New Orleans jazz. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $15-52. Info, 863-5966. CORMAC MCCARTHY: The seasoned singer-songwriter performs folk songs from albums such as Troubled Sleep and Collateral. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 518-561-6920. DRUM CIRCLE: Feel the beat! Folks with and without experience find rhythm at an educational and social percussion session. Extra drums welcome. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5-20. Info, 540-0595.


CROP MOB: Helping hands prepare for the summer harvest by weeding and planting. River Berry Farm, Fairfax, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, mquilty@citymarket. coop. DAIRY DAYS: Demonstrations and programs highlight milk producers such as cows, sheep and goats. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $4-16; free for members and kids under 3. Info, 457-2355. FARM TO MEDICINE CABINET PLANT WALK: Herbalist Nick Cavanaugh points out the healing flora found on Vermont’s working lands. Shelburne Farms, 10-11:30 a.m. $15. Info, 985-8686. ONE PLANT SWAP: Labeled household and garden varieties find new homes. Sustainability Academy, Lawrence Barnes School, Burlington, 10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 238-7994.

PRANAYAMA: With Kate Floyd as their guide, pupils deepen their practice through yogic breath. Evolution Physical Therapy & Yoga, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $15; free for members; preregister. Info, 864-9642.





‘LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL’: See THU.31. SPIELPALAST CABARET: See THU.31, 8 & 11 p.m. SPRING OPEN ARTIST SHOWCASE WEEK 1: See WED.30, 7:30 p.m. ‘A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE’: The Opera Company of Middlebury presents André Previn’s faithful adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ classic play. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7:30 p.m. $55-80. Info, 382-9222. ‘URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL’: See THU.31.


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.12:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.


BOOK, PLANT & BAKE SALE: See FRI.1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. SUMMER STUFF SALE: Books, movies and music tempt shoppers. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4095.

CONTRA DANCE: A traditional social dance comes complete with calls by Dave Eisenstadter and music by Pete’s Posse. Capital City Grange, Berlin, instruction session, 7:35 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. $5-15. Info, 249-7454. QUEEN CITY TANGO MILONGA: Participants put their best feet forward in a lively social dance. Champlain Club, Burlington, Argentine tango lesson, 7-7:45 p.m.; milonga, 7:45-10:30 p.m. $510. Info, ‘THE SLEEPING BEAUTY’: Propelled by a Tchaikovsky score, Moving Light Dance interprets this classic fairy tale about a princess’ long slumber. See calendar spotlight. Barre Opera House, 7 p.m. $15-20. Info, 476-8188. ‘SNOW WHITE & AN EVENING OF DANCE’: See FRI.1.


GRAND OPENING: Guided tours, workshops, games and guest speakers familiarize guests with sustainable living. GreenSpark Interactive Sustainability Park, Waterbury Center, 1 p.m. Donations. Info, info@greenspark



CENTRAL VERMONT HUMANE SOCIETY’S WALK FOR ANIMALS: Humans show support for their four-legged friends on a two-mile excursion through downtown Montpelier. Leashed dogs are welcome to trot along. Montpelier High School, registration, 9 a.m.; walk, 10 a.m. Funds raised. Info, 476-3811, ext. 110.


CHAMPEX 2018 STAMP SHOW & BOURSE: First-class collectibles provide a glimpse into the postal past at an assembly hosted by the Chittenden County Stamp Club. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. Info,


COMMUNITY WATERFRONT CAMPUS & SAILING EDUCATION CENTER GRAND OPENING: The Community Sailing Center makes a splash by offering yoga on the lake, free sailing, tasty eats, tours and more at its new campus. Community Waterfront Campus & Sailing Education Center, Burlington, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 864-2499.

ROB TORRES: The comic artist elicits laughter from all ages with his slapstick humor and thrilling tricks. Strand Center Theatre, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. $10-25. Info, 518-563-1604, ext. 105.

NEIGHBORS DAY: Vermonters take time to get to know members of their local communities as part of a statewide celebration. See​ for details. Various locations statewide. Free. Info,



ADULT DROP-IN COLORING CLUB: Grown-ups color their way to calm. Tea and supplies are provided. Carpenter-Carse Library, Hinesburg, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 482-6108.


BURLINGTON WESTIE FIRST SATURDAY DANCE: Hoofers hit the dance floor for a themed evening of blues and West Coast swing. North End Studio A, Burlington, introductory lesson, 6:30 p.m.; workshop, 7 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. $8-12; free for first-timers. Info,

DOG WASH & SILENT AUCTION: Pooches get sudsed up to support Lucy’s House for the Prevention of Homeless Pets. TD Bank, Essex Junction, 9-11 a.m. $5. Info, 879-0898. DRAFTS N CRAFTS GRAND OPENING: Door prizes, drink specials and classes help welcome DIYers to this unique craft studio and tap room. Drafts N Crafts, Winooski, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. Info, 448-3468. GUIDED TOURS: See WED.30.


HISTORY AT THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE PHOTO SCANNING DAY: Folks bring historic photographs to be scanned and added to an online archive of Brownell Library and Five Corners history. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. HOMES TOUR: History comes alive on a self-guided walking tour of notable Queen City abodes. Proceeds benefit Preservation Burlington. See calendar spotlight. Various Burlington locations, noon. $20; free for kids under 16; preregister. Info, 863-5966.

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BEER, BRATS & BOOGIE: Positive Pie serves up local suds and cider at a family-friendly fest featuring raffles, kids’ games, crafts, face painting and live tunes by Kava Express. Onion River Campground, Plainfield, 3-9 p.m. Free. Info, 223-4700.

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

ADAMANT BLACKFLY FESTIVAL: Revelers celebrate the springtime insect with live music, mouthwatering fare, a parade, a fashion show and more familyfriendly fun. Adamant Co-op, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 223-5760.

INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY MEETING PLACE: Anything goes in an in-person networking group where attendees can share hobbies, play music and discuss current events — without using online social sites. Presto Music Store, South Burlington, 10 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 658-0030.

RHUBARB FESTIVAL: Pucker up! This terrifically tart perennial flavors sweet and savory dishes served alongside plants, books and accessories for sale. Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, Middlebury, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, office@

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.


PSYCHEDELIC STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION & KAVA LOUNGE: An herbal elixir bar serves up relaxing beverages during a storytelling session with musical interludes by DJ Transplante. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 7-11 p.m. $5. Info, 829-9171. SUMMER BOOK SALE & FOOD DRIVE: Lit lovers stock up on summer reads and make offerings of nonperishable food or toiletry items. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, fletcherfriends@


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food & drink

BURLINGTON FARMERS MARKET: Dozens of stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Burlington City Hall Park, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, CAPITAL CITY FARMERS MARKET: Meats and cheeses join farm-fresh produce, baked goods, locally made arts and crafts, and live music. 60 State Street, Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 793-8347.

R.I.P.P.E.D.: Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. North End Studio A, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. $10. Info, 578-9243. YIN YOGA: Students hold poses for several minutes to give connective tissues a good stretch. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 8-9:30 a.m. $12. Info, studio@ YOGA ON THE LAKE LAUNCH EVENT: Participants get their stretch on amid live music by Yogi P and plenty of fresh air. Outdoor deck. Community Sailing Center, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. Free. Info, 864-9642.


ARMENIAN LANGUAGE: Singing, dancing, drama and games promote proficiency. Community Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 2-3 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. DUTCH LANGUAGE CLASS: 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@



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, 11 a.m.4 p.m. Free. Info, 864-1807.


VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: See WED.30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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VERGENNES FARMERS MARKET: Local foods and crafts, live music, and hot eats spice up Saturday mornings. Kennedy Brothers Building, Vergennes, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 233-9180.

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Find club dates in the music section. APHASIA CHOIR: With supporters at their side, 21 local stroke survivors access the undamaged hemispheres of their brains in an inspiring musical performance that transcends their language disorder. See calendar spotlight. South Burlington High School, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 864-7223. BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: See FRI.1. SAT.2

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‘SAMSON’: Billy Zane stars in the biblical tale of a champion chosen by God to deliver Israel. Washington Baptist Church, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 565-8013.

POUND ROCKOUT WORKOUT: Fitness fanatics sweat it out in a full-body cardio session combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. Colchester Health & Fitness, 10:15-11 a.m. $15. Info, 860-1010.

• Time requirements: some late afternoons, plus evenings and weekends starting midJuly through the end of the month. • Stipend: negotiable, depending on the skills he/she/they bring(s) to the festival team. • Housing available for the duration of the festival period.


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‘FORBIDDEN PLANET’: When a planet’s colony goes silent, a starship crew arrives to discover just two survivors in this 1956 sci-fi adventure shown on 16mm film. A discussion follows. Newman Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. Donations. Info,

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

Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler is seeking two multi-talented and flexible individuals to act as Technical Director and Production Stage Manager for the eighth annual pride theater festival. Together they will collaborate with the Directors of this summer’s three shows to design sets, lights, and sound. And, along the way, they will mentor a high-school-/collegestudent run crew with more enthusiasm than experience with technical theater.


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

BACKYARD BOOT CAMP: Exercise enthusiasts prepare for summer with pushups, burpees, tire flips and other fun yet challenging activities. Private residence, Middlebury, 8-9 a.m. $12. Info, 343-7160.


VERMONT SPORTSCARD SHOW: Mega fans meander through 20 tables of vintage and modern trading cards. University Mall, South Burlington, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Info, daletompkins61@


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BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: CAMILLE THURMAN & THE DARRELL GREEN TRIO: A true triple threat, the saxophonist, vocalist and composer shines onstage. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 10 p.m. $30. Info, 863-5966. BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: CHUCHO VALDÉS: Joined by bassist Yelsy Heredia and percussionists Dreiser Durruthy Bombalé and Yaroldy Abreu Robles, the Grammy Award-winning pianist blends jazz with the traditional rhythms of the sacred batá. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $15-48. Info, 863-5966. CAROLINE COTTER: Travelinspired songs delivered in a captivating soprano voice take listeners on a musical journey. Brandon Music, 7:30 p.m. $20; $45 includes dinner; preregister; BYOB. Info, 247-4295.

varied length while snacking on eats from local producers. Carriage Barn Visitor Center, MarshBillings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock, 10 a.m.3 p.m. Free. Info, 457-3368. WINGED WARBLER QUEST: A North Branch Nature Center expert birder takes ornithology enthusiasts through thickets, wetlands and woodlands in search of these spunky songbirds. Geprags Community Park, Hinesburg, 7-11 a.m. $20-30; preregister. Info, 229-6206. WOMEN & OUR WOODS — SEEING THE FOREST FOR THE BIRDS: An open-air trek for woodland owners reveals feathered friends — and ways to enhance their habitats. Vermont Land Trust Hill-Robert Property, Starksboro, 7-9 a.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 861-6504.



REEVE LINDBERGH: In her latest page-turner, Two Lives, the daughter of aviator Charles reflects on her role as the public face of her family and her desire to lead a quiet existence in rural Vermont. Colatina Exit, Bradford, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 222-5826.


HEATHER PIERSON ACOUSTIC TRIO: An open mic session gives way to a spirited set by the multi-genre singer-songwriter. Ripton Community House, 7:30 p.m. $10-15; preregister for open mic. Info, 388-9782.


NATIONAL TRAILS DAY: Volunteers ready the Long Trail for the hiking season. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister. Info, 879-1457. OBSERVING SPRING THROUGH BIRDS: Avian enthusiasts keep songbirds, woodpeckers, waterfowl and shorebirds on their radar during a 1-mile walk with environmental educator Juli Tyson. Delta Park, Colchester, 8:30-10 a.m. Free. Info, 863-5744. TREK TO TASTE: Active bodies enjoy guided or solo tramps of


‘SNOW WHITE & AN EVENING OF DANCE’: See FRI.1, 1-3:30 p.m.



‘GOLDA’S BALCONY’: See WED.30, 2 p.m.

CANCER SURVIVORS SOCIAL: Those who have overcome the disease mingle over healthy hors d’oeuvres amid stunning scenery. North Porch, The Inn at Shelburne Farms, 2-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info,

PIKNIC ÉLECTRONIK MONTRÉAL: DJ sets and beatdriven music propel a dance party of epic proportions. See for details. Plaine des jeux, Montréal, 2-9:30 p.m. $14.50-119; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 514-904-1247.



MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE: Live music, sourdough rye bread, and puppet shows large and small start the summer season off right. Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, 2-5 p.m. Free. Info, 525-3031.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS 3D’: See WED.30.


HIKE INTO HISTORY: Mount Independence Coalition board member Mark Brownell leads a trek into Revolutionary War history. Mount Independence State Historic Site, Orwell, 2-3:30 p.m. $5; free for kids under 15. Info, 948-2000.


SUMMER CELEBRATION: Folks join members of the Main Street Alliance of Vermont to mark the end of the legislative session with brews and bites from 3 Squares Café. The Alchemist, Waterbury, 4-7 p.m. $25. Info,

SPRING CONCERT: Bill Reed Voice Studio students step into the spotlight with classical art songs, arias, duets, trios and choral selections. College Street Congregational Church, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. $10. Info, 862-7326.

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER BIOBLITZ: Teams survey shrubland habitats for certain songbirds. There will be banding demonstrations at the beginning and end of the survey. The Nature Conservancy, West Haven, 8 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 434-3068.

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,


LATOQC: See FRI.1, Seven Stars Arts Center, Sharon, 7:30 p.m. $20-25. Info, 763-2334.

COMMUNITY WILD PLANT WALK: Herbalist Annie McCleary leads an exploration of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants in their early spring glory. Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury, 10 a.m.-noon. $10-25; free for kids; preregister. Info, 456-8122.

ISRAELI FOLK DANCING: No partner is required for a beginner-friendly session of circle dances. Social Hall, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $2; free for firsttimers. Info, 864-0218.


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COLCHESTER CAUSEWAY 5K RACE: Scenic views and diverse wetlands surround athletes at this fundraiser for the maintenance and improvement of the causeway. Colchester Causeway, 8:30-11:30 a.m. $30. Info, 264-5640. GIRLS ON THE RUN VT 5K: Program participants and their families pound the pavement in the culmination of the 10-week, confidence-boosting curriculum. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, 10 a.m.-noon. $10. Info, 246-1476. TWIN STATE DERBY: The Upper Valley Vixens battle Worcester Roller Derby’s Triple Deck-Hers in a hard-hitting, flat track showdown. Union Arena Community Center, Woodstock, 6-8 p.m. $5-12. Info,


‘FROG PRINTS’: Fellowship families stage a musical penned by Tom Morrissey. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-561-6920.



COMMUNITY MINDFULNESS PRACTICE WITH NEW LEAF SANGHA: Sessions in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh include sitting and walking meditation, a short reading, and open sharing. Evolution Physical Therapy & Yoga, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, newleafsangha@ COMMUNITY MINDFULNESS WITH THE CENTER FOR MINDFUL LEARNING: Peaceful people gather for guided meditation and interactive discussions. Burlington Friends Meeting House, 5-7 p.m. $10. Info,


BALKAN FOLK DANCING: Louise Brill and friends organize participants into lines and circles set to complex rhythms. Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 3:30-6:30 p.m. $6; free for firsttimers; bring snacks to share. Info, 540-1020.

CHOCOLATE TASTING IN BURLINGTON: See SAT.2. 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. NEPALI DINNER: Foodies savor traditional dishes to support nonprofits Empower1 and Peace for People. O.N.E. Community Center, Burlington, 5-8 p.m. $1820. Info,

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CLEAR THE SUBCONSCIOUS: Students cast off negativity and fear in favor of renewal, love and clarity in this class complete with guided meditation and gong healing. Chai Space, Dobra Tea, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $18. Info, 318-6050. 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,


Find club dates in the music section. BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: See FRI.1. BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: CHRISTIAN SCOTT ATUNDE ADJUAH: Trumpet in tow, the New Orleans native performs a proud hybrid of styles and approaches with a strong underlay of groove. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 6 & 8:30 p.m. $40. Info, 863-5966. COMMUNITY SONG CIRCLE: Singers of all ages and abilities lift their voices in selections from the Rise Up Singing and Rise Again songbooks. Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 595-5252. LARRY HANKS & DEBORAH ROBINS: In a stop on their Road to Obscurity Tour, the folk duo doles out an eclectic blend of old and new songs drawn from the traditions and trials of American life. Old Labor Hall, Barre, 7-10 p.m. $15-18; free for kids under 12. Info, 479-5600. NORTHEAST FIDDLERS ASSOCIATION MEETING: Lovers of this spirited art form gather to catch up and jam. Canadian Club, Barre, noon-5 p.m. Free; donations of nonperishable food items accepted. Info, 431-3901.


EARLY BIRDERS MORNING WALK: Adults and older children don binoculars and keep an eye out for winged wonders. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 7-9 a.m. Donations. Info, 434-2167. LONG TRAIL: LINCOLN GAP TO COOLEY GLEN HIKE: Trekkers cover eight miles of ground on a moderate excursion. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister. Info, 660-2834.


JANE AUSTEN IN VERMONT: Professor Peter Sabor treats fans of the 18th-century novelist to “‘Reading With Austen’: The Godmersham Park Library Goes Digital.” Morgan Room, Aiken Hall, Champlain College, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 343-2294.

MICH KABAY: The Norwich University professor of computer information systems shares his knowledge of data privacy as part of a lecture series titled “The Politics of Cyberspace.” Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 253-1800.


‘THE BIG MEAL’: Presented as part of The Cutting Edge: An Off-Broadway Play Reading Series, Dan LeFranc’s theater work traverses five generations of a modern family from first kiss to final goodbye. Stonecutter Spirits, Middlebury, 4 p.m. $10. Info, 388-1436. ‘LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL’: See THU.31, 4 p.m. ‘A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE’: See FRI.1, 2 p.m. ‘URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL’: See THU.31, 2 p.m.


BURLINGTON WOMEN’S POETRY GROUP: Female writers seek feedback from fellow rhyme-andmeter mavens. Email for details. Private residence, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info,

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CONTACT IMPROV: See WED.30, 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.


JOB HUNT HELP: See THU.31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. VERMONT ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: A TALE OF TWO OBSERVATORIES: Stargazers meet to discuss celestial subjects. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘BEST F(R)IENDS: VOLUME TWO’: See FRI.1. ‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS 3D’: See WED.30. ‘WILD AFRICA 3D’: See WED.30.

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LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP BREAKFAST: Community members start the day with a hot meal and engaging conversation about the impact of the 2018 legislative session on businesses. Franklin Conference Center, Rutland, 7:30 a.m. $15; preregister. Info, 773-2747.


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.30, 6:30 p.m.


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

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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 TAI CHI CLASS: See FRI.1. ALL-LEVELS HATHA YOGA: See WED.30. BONE BUILDERS EXERCISE CLASSES: See WED.30. BUTI YOGA: See WED.30. 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, 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,


ADVANCED-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Language learners perfect their pronunciation with guest speakers. Private residence, Burlington, 4:30-6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757.



SAMBATUCADA OPEN REHEARSAL: Newbies are invited to help keep the beat as Burlington’s samba streetpercussion band sharpens its sound. Instruments are not required. 8 Space Studio Collective, Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5017.


TECH HELP WITH CLIF: See WED.30, noon & 1 p.m.


READING THROUGH THE BIBLE: Participants gather near the fireplace to peruse the Scriptures. Panera Bread, South Burlington, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 893-6266. ‘TALK OF THE PORCH’: A ‘NEW YORKER’ FICTION DISCUSSION GROUP: Local writers Stark Biddle and Julia Shipley direct a dialogue on a new or classic short story. Craftsbury Public Library, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 586-9683.






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COMMUNITY CRAFT NIGHT: Makers stitch, spin, knit and crochet their way through projects while enjoying each other’s company. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.


BEGINNER WEST COAST SWING & FUSION DANCING: Pupils get schooled in the fundamentals of partner dance. North End Studio B, Burlington, 8-9 p.m. $11-16. Info, burlingtonwestie@ INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED WEST COAST SWING: Fun-loving folks learn the smooth, sexy stylings of modern swing dance. North End Studio A, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $11-16. Info, LINDY HOP 2: Hoofers elevate their swing-dance skills in a four-week workshop. Champlain Club, Burlington, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10. Info, SWING DANCING: Quick-footed participants experiment with different forms, including the Lindy hop, Charleston and balboa. Beginners are welcome. Champlain Club, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Info, 448-2930.


POLLINATOR FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT WORKSHOP: Green thumbs get helpful information on garden design from Cindy Heath and Donna Thomas of the University of Vermont Extension Service Master Gardener Program. Cavendish Town Office, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 226-7783.


DANCE, PAINT, WRITE!: Creative people end their day with an energetic meditation, music, movement, intuitive painting, free writing and de-stressing. Expressive Arts Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $15; preregister. Info, 343-8172. GRAND OPENING: A brief ceremony gives way to tours of the new community media services facility. Northwest Access TV, St. Albans City, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 782-8676.

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BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: ALLISON MILLER’S BOOM TIC BOOM: The drummer wows listeners with works that range from wild improvisation to masterclasses in dynamics. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7 p.m. $30. Info, 863-5966.

CHAMPLAIN VALLEY QUILT GUILD MEETING: A themed presentation for needle-andthread enthusiasts gives way to announcements and a member show-and-tell. Essex Alliance Church, social time, 6:30 p.m.; meeting, 7-9 p.m. $10; free for members. Info,


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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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English dubbing. Palace 9 Cinemas, South Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $12.50. Info, 660-9300. ‘THE KING AND I’: Yul Brynner stars in a film adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s royal musical. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 & 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600.

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.



‘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.



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FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT: See FRI.1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. GENTLE FLOW YOGA: See THU.31. GENTLE YOGA WITH TIBETAN BOWLS & GONG BATH: Breath, movement and sound combine for deep relaxation and self-healing. Balance Yoga, Richmond, 10:15-11:30 a.m. $15. Info,





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.

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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.30, 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.2, 6-7 p.m.

BURLINGTON POETRY GROUP: Writers of verse ages 18 through 30 field constructive feedback on original works. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, btvpoetry@gmail. com. KATHERINE PATERSON: See THU.31, Richmond Free Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 434-3036.







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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.

HOT TOPICS SUMMER LECTURE SERIES: Hailing from Vermont Law School, Kinvin Wroth considers an international deal in “Renegotiating NAFTA: Threat or Opportunity for Sustainability?” Room 012, Oakes Hall, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1371.



BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE SUN-STYLE TAI CHI, LONGFORM: Improved mood, greater muscle strength and increased energy are a few of the benefits of this gentle exercise. South Burlington Recreation & Parks Department, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 735-5467.

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.

MARIA HUMMEL: Lit lovers help the Vermont author celebrate the launch of her novel, Still Lives. 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. PAUSE-CAFÉ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Frenchlanguage fanatics meet pour parler la belle langue. The Spot on the Dock, Burlington, 6:308:30 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. BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: See FRI.1. BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: JENNIFER HARTSWICK & NICK CASSARINO: The Northeast Kingdom native, playing alongside her longtime friend, thrills audience members with her skills as a vocalist, trumpeter and composer. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7 & 9:30 p.m. $30. Info, 863-5966.

REEVE LINDBERGH: See SAT.2, Vermont Book Shop, Middlebury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 388-2061. STORYTELLING VT: Locals tell true tales before a live audience. Light Club Lamp Shop, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, SUMMER LITERATURE READING SERIES: Ambitious readers cover selected pages of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:308:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.



PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS & BIODIVERSITY: Lizabeth Moniz helps gardeners decide what species to incorporate into their landscape to attract beneficial insects. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info,









THE STATE OF VERMONT’S WATER: An environmental conference dives into topics such as rule updates, agricultural best practices and permits. Vermont Technical College, Randolph, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $65-85; preregister. Info, 747-7900.


CHITTENDEN COUNTY STAMP CLUB MEETING: First-class collectibles provide a glimpse into the postal past at this monthly gathering. Williston Fire Station, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 660-4817. A COURSE IN MIRACLES STUDY GROUP: See WED.30. GUIDED TOURS: See WED.30.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS 3D’: See WED.30. ‘WILD AFRICA 3D’: See WED.30.

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COMMUNITY SUPPER: See WED.30. FIVE CORNERS FARMERS MARKET: See WED.30. PENNYWISE PANTRY: On a tour of the store, shoppers create a custom template for keeping the kitchen stocked with affordable, nutritious eats. City Market, Onion River Co-op, downtown Burlington, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 861-9700. VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: See WED.30.



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GERMAN CONVERSATION GROUP: Community members practice conversing auf Deutsch. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: See WED.30. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SPANISH: See WED.30.




Find club dates in the music section. BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: See FRI.1. BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: JOHNNY O’NEAL: Blues, post-bop and pop numbers from 2017’s In the Moment delight listeners. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7 p.m. $30. Info, 863-5966. CITY HALL PARK SUMMER CONCERTS: THE MOON AND YOU: Folk and soul sounds carry through the air at an al fresco concert. Burlington City Hall Park, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7166.



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ILAN STAVANS: The celebrated literary critic shares observations his incarcerated students have made about Shakespeare’s tragedy in the First Wednesdays series talk “Teaching Hamlet in Prison.” Goodrich Memorial Library, Newport, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 334-7902. MARK A. STOLER: This installment of the First Wednesday series examines world leaders with “Churchill and Roosevelt: The Personal Element in Their Partnership.” Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4095. NANCY JAY CRUMBINE: Presented as part of the First Wednesdays series, “The Legacy of Rachel Carson” examines the environmental scientist’s clarity, courage and brilliance. See calendar spotlight. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.




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GERALD NICKS: The author takes listeners on an international journey by way of his travel book, My European Adventures. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403. PROSE MASTER CLASS: Beginnings and endings are the focus of this Burlington Writers Workshop seminar with author Sean Prentiss. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. RECOVERY WRITE NOW: See WED.30. WILLARD STERNE RANDALL: History buffs lend and ear for a discussion of Ethan Allen: His Life and Times. Milton Historical Society, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 893-1604.

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DEVIN COOK: In the final installment of the “Let’s Talk Progress: A Conversation for a Better Burlington” speaker series, the guest describes how she and her team at MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Challenge are preparing for the future of work. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3489.








VERMONTERS HELPING VERMONTERS: A benefit bash offering a local food and drink tasting and live music by the Cassarinos supports Vermont Catholic Charities. Dion Family Student Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $50. Info, 658-6111.


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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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art EXPRESSIONS IN PAINT W/ CLAIRE DESJARDINS: Deepen your understanding of the acrylic medium as you learn innovative mark-making techniques and explore color theory on a large format. Material list provided. Sat., Jun. 9, & Sun., Jun. 10, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $250/person; $225/members. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358,, helenday. com.

dance DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Salsa classes, nightclub-style, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wed., 6 p.m. $15/person for one-hour class. No dance experience, partner or preregistration required,

just the desire to have fun! Drop in anytime and prepare for an enjoyable workout. Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 598-1077, 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,

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,

fitness R.I.P.P.E.D.: This total body program, utilizing free weights and body weight, combines resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and core. With motivating music, participants jam through R.I.P.P.E.D. with smiles, determination and strength. For all levels, R.I.P.P.E.D. is effective and tough yet doable; R.I.P.P.E.D. will absolutely challenge your levels of fitness and endurance! Tue., 6-7 p.m. & Sat., 9-10 a.m. Cost: $10/1hour class. Location: North End Studio A, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Tweak Your Physique, Stephanie Shohet, 578-9243, steph.shohet@, instructor/stephanie_shohet.

language ANNOUNCING SPANISH CLASSES: Spanish classes start in June. Learn from a native

speaker via small classes or personal instruction. You’ll always be participating and speaking. Lesson packages for travelers; lessons for young children; they love it! English as Second Language instruction online. Our 12th year. See our website or contact us for details. Beginning week of June 11; 10 weeks. Cost: $225/10 weekly classes of 90+ min. each. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: 585-1025,,

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@,

massage ASIAN BODYWORK THERAPY PROGRAM: This program teaches two forms of massage: amma and shiatsu. We will explore oriental medicine theory and diagnosis, as well as the body’s meridian system, acupressure points, and yin-yang and fiveelement theory. Additionally, 100 hours of Western anatomy

and physiology are taught. VSAC non-degree grants are available. NCBTMB-assigned school. Starts Sep. 2018. Cost: $5,000/600-hour program. Location: Elements of Healing, 21 Essex Way, Suite 109, Essex Jct. Info: Scott Moylan, 288-8160,,

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meditation LEARN TO MEDITATE: Taught by qualified meditation instructors at the Burlington Shambhala Meditation Center: Wed., 6-7 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-noon. Free and open to anyone. Free public meditation weeknights 6-7 p.m.; Tue. and Thu. noon-1 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-noon. Classes and retreats also offered. See our website at Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 658-6795.

nature EMBODY EARTH ENERGY: Explore the vastness and magic of the forest using the senses as a gateway to reveal a sacred world. Unplug your busy mind and awaken with sensory practices, mindfulness meditation and outdoor play. Come as you are, curious to find what grounding in nature might reveal. Register at Jul. 6-8. Cost: $375/person; includes meals. Location: Karme Choling Meditation Retreat Center, 369 Patneaude Ln., Barnet. Info: Guest Services, 633-2384,,

shamanism FSS: THE WAY OF THE SHAMAN: Originated by Michael Harner, this is the basic workshop of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and is the prerequisite for all foundation workshops and training courses. Taught by longtime FSS faculty member Nan Moss, this workshop is a comprehensive introduction to core shamanism. Shamanic cosmology, helping spirits, journeys, divination, healing! Sat. & Sun., Jun. 23 & 24, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Cost: $240/2-day workshop. Location: Shaman’s Flame workshop space, 644 Log Town Rd., Woodbury. Info: Peter Clark, 456-8735, peterclark13@gmail. com,

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

Ave., Burlington. Info: Wu Xing Chinese Martial Arts, 355-1301,, 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,

well-being 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 wellbeing, 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,



BECOME A FREELANCE BOOK EDITOR: Have fun and learn the craft and business of freelance book editing from two professionals with over 40 years of combined experience editing popular books. You’ll discover your editing strengths and preferences, get practice and feedback through exercises, learn important business tips, and receive a Resource Guide for starting out. Sat., Jun. 16, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $149/1day workshop; see website for registration. Location: Hampton Inn Burlington, 42 Lower Mountain Dr., Colchester. Info: Editorial Arts Academy, Nancy Marriott, 805-895-8428, Nancy@,

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, HONEST YOGA: Honest yoga offers heated yoga for all levels. We hold yoga teacher trainings at the 200- and 500-hour levels, as well as children and dance teacher courses. (YTT includes free unlimited membership.) Yoga and dance classes for ages 2 and up in our two beautiful practice spaces! Your children can practice in one room while you practice in the other. No need for childcare. Brand-new beginners’ course: This includes two specialty classes per week for four

weeks plus unlimited access to all classes. We have daily heated and alignment classes, and kids classes in yoga and dance. Check our our website for dance classes and yoga Summer Camps. Daily classes & workshops. $50/new student (1 month unlimited); $18/class; $145/10-class card; or $110/10-class punch student/ senior/military card; $135/mo. adult memberships; $99/mo. kid memberships. Location: Honest Yoga Center, 150 Dorset St., Blue Mall, next to Eco Bean, South Burlington. Info: 497-0136,, SANGHA STUDIO | NONPROFIT, DONATION-BASED YOGA: Sangha Studio builds an empowered community through the shared practice of yoga. Free yoga service initiatives and outreach programs are offered at 17 local organizations working with all ages. Join Sangha in both downtown Burlington and the Old North End for one of their roughly 60 weekly classes and workshops. Become a Sustaining Member for $60/month and practice as often as you like! Daily. Location: Sangha Studio, 120 Pine St. and 237 North Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 448-4262, Info@sanghastudio. org.

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Going With the Flow Vermont rapper Jarv is on the verge of a breakout BY JUST I N BO L AND







indsor rapper Jarv — given name Nathan Jarvis — sports the long hair, demeanor and dress code of a skateboarder. In conversation, he is earnest and polite, a classic Yankee gentleman. The 24-year-old is also, without question, the most prominent MC in the state of Vermont. While that statement might rile his competitors, the numbers are inarguable. Whether the metric is album sales, Facebook fans or YouTube views, nobody else in the 802 is even close. Most of the videos Jarv has dropped over the past few years have hit sixfigure view counts; 40,000 fans follow him on Facebook. Jarvis has built a devoted in-state following thanks to incendiary live shows. And on Friday, June 8, he’ll export his talents alongside genuine hip-hop royalty: He and fellow Vermont rapper Mister Burns open for KRS-ONE at the Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center in Greenfield, Mass. (Locals can catch him the following night, Saturday, June 9, at the reks in Warren with Burlington funk band Brickdrop.) In short, Jarv currently stands on the verge of becoming Vermont’s first breakout rap star. “It’s crazy to think about,” Jarvis muses. “I made, like, comedy songs in

high school. I wasn’t serious about anything until Maiden Voyage.” He’s referring to his rap group. Jarvis got his start with the energetic trio Maiden Voyage and still performs with them frequently. The group grew out of childhood friendships with John Carter — who used to perform as JCOE but recently rebranded as Teece Luvv — and Ethan Sumner, who raps as Nahte Renmus. From their quiet beginning in 2011, Maiden Voyage have been unusually focused. They are students of the craft who spent countless hours woodshedding and experimenting in Jarv’s makeshift home studio. They also spent a lot of time watching videos of hip-hop legends performing live. For a genre increasingly built on the braggadocio of youth and the immediacy of the internet, such a studious approach is not common. Perhaps it should be. “Jarv definitely played a role in getting me to take music more seriously,” recalls Carter. Sumner agrees: “He always stressed how important a good live show was. We’d practice endlessly, even long before our first show.” Maiden Voyage’s breakout moment is easy to pinpoint: the 2013 edition of A Fest for Wes in Windsor, a private festival with a big reach. Maiden Voyage

were added to the bill due to local demand. Scott Lavalla, aka Mister Burns of the Lynguistic Civilians, was running the show that year, as well as headlining. “I was a little skeptical about putting them on, to be honest,” Lavalla admits. “I didn’t know what to expect, but I was blown away after the first track.” Lavalla was hardly alone, and Maiden Voyage were a huge hit. “We went in wondering if we’d get booed offstage,” Sumner recalls, “and came out realizing, Wow, we can really do this.” “After that,” recalls Jarv, “all of a sudden, we just kept getting booked every weekend.” The festival appearance jumpstarted Maiden Voyage’s local career and formed the foundation for a long friendship with the Lynguistic Civilians, at the time Vermont’s most prominent hip-hop act. Yet when asked if his crew were mentors for the Windsor youngsters, Lavalla demurs. “We definitely opened some doors for them,” he says. “But they’re all so driven they would have gotten there anyway.” Jarv’s talent is immediately apparent. So much so that other local rappers tend to remember exactly where and when they first saw him spit onstage. For example, take Dustin Byerly, aka

Sed One, of Montpelier party rap crew Boomslang. “Oh, man, January 23, 2015!” Byerly exclaims. “We were playing Positive Pie and, I try to leave my ego out of it, but I still wondered why they were on after us. Once they got started, all I could think was, Thank God we didn’t have to go on after them,” he continues. “Jarv just has these otherworldly, multisyllable turbo raps! I became a super fan in that moment.” Jarv’s technique is complex. The tongue-twister acrobatics of FuSchnickens are obvious. But underneath his flashy flow is a hip-hop storyteller, equal parts Slick Rick and Slug of Atmosphere. The result is distinctive, and Jarv is carving out his own lane at this point. Thanks to modern technology, he’s been converting fans online, too. So many, in fact, that most of his Facebook fan base is now outside of Vermont. Jarv’s first big break came in 2014, when the rapper submitted an entry to the Definition of a Rap Flow Contest run by New York rap maniac and underground legend RA the Rugged Man. Viral video contests are generally brand promotions, not talent shows, so GOING WITH THE FLOW

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Strap on your most comfortable walking shoes, because the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is going to put your feet through the wringer this week. From strolling up and down Church Street to tapping your toes or cutting a rug to sprinting from one stage to another, your dogs are going to be yapping their little heads off. Given that the festival runs for 10 days — Friday, June 1, through Sunday, June 10 — you may want to invest in some cushion insoles or orthotics. That’s doubly true should you stroll across the Winooski River for Discover Winooski — maybe just take a cab, though. The ever-growing Onion City arm of the BDJF enters its third year, and again features an array of performances across a wide spectrum of genres. Beloved club DJ and certified

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Jazz Fest: Winooski Style

coordinated and curated the extension, which runs on the same dates as the larger festival. And much like indie-music hubbub Waking Windows, Discover Winooski events pop up in various places around — and inside — the Winooski roundabout. Speaking of Mitchell, those hoping to catch another round of the DJ’s tribute to the Purple One are in for a special treat. Mitchell and man-of-1,000-bands MATT HAGEN team up for an intimate acoustic Prince session on Sunday, June 3, at Asian Bistro. Bittersweet fact: Prince’s birthday is next week. The legendary figure, who passed away in 2016, would have turned 60 on Thursday, June 7. In an email to Seven Days, Mitchell says he and Hagen anticipate that folks will sing along to the artist’s megahits. But they also plan to dig into Prince’s massive catalog for some deep cuts. And given both Mitchell’s and Hagen’s versatility, we can expect some clever reinventions — maybe a countrified version of “Let’s Go Crazy”? A few noteworthy happenings unfold

in the park inside the infamous traffic circle. On Saturday, June 2, you can work your body and clear your mind with guitarist BOB GAGNON’s jazz yoga session. Hopefully the constant flow of traffic — both in the streets and in the air — won’t be too distracting for those trying to perfect a peacock pose or some other complicated stance. Looking slightly ahead to next week, on Wednesday, June 6, West African fusion group SABOUYOUMA straddle both Discover Winooski and the kickoff of Winooski Wednesdays, the latter a monthly concert series on the first Wednesday of every month from June through October. On Friday, June 8, instrumental jazz-hop outfit JAPHY RYDER take over Waterworks Food + Drink. Meanwhile, hip-hop descends on the rotary recreation area with DJ DAKOTA, S.I.N.SIZZLE, KONFLIK and vertically integrated collective 99 NEIGHBORS. As is often the case during the BDJF proper, many Discover Winooski acts perform multiple sets — which is great, because you’re less likely to miss out on anything. Visit the City of Winooski’s Facebook page for the full Discover Winooski lineup. And for more on BDJF, check out this week’s cover story on page 32, our roundup of free shows on page 38 and the handy-dandy jazz fest program widely available. Or get full details on the festival at

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WED.30 burlington

ARTSRIOT: Poetry Riot, 6 p.m., donation. Cinema Casualties: ‘Re-Animator’ (film screening), 9 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Lee Camp (from Redacted Tonight) (standup), 7:30 p.m., $13-29.

northeast kingdom

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. Ben Slotnick (Americana), 9:30 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Joe Agnello (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., free. Live Karaoke Band with Guano Loco, 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+.

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

outside vermont


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

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

Brassy and Classy Chanell Crichlow, the mastermind of Brooklyn’s PitchBlak Brass Band, trades


symphony tubist combines drum machine, moody synths and acid-tongued freestyles in a fresh and mesmerizing

street-band vibes for slinky R&B, trap sounds and a jazz-adjacent energy in her solo project, TUBAFRESH. The former


DELI 126: Planet Nectar (gypsy jazz), 9:30 p.m., free.

union. “How do you want me? / Now that you see me / Nearly impossible / You make it look easy,” she sings on her tripped-out cut “Nearly Impossible.” Chrichlow channels her experiences as a queer, black woman into cathartic jams that are simultaneously chilled out and danceable. Tubafresh kick off the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival on Friday,

RADIO BEAN: Katherine Botula (indie pop), 7 p.m., free. Nathan Byrne (singer-songwriter), 8:30 p.m., free. Dem Roots (reggae), 10:30 p.m., free. The Drunk Monkeys (indie), midnight, free.

DRINK: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Viewing Party with Nikki Champagne, Emoji Nightmare and Marjorie Mayhem, 7:30 p.m., free. Downstairs Comedy Open Mic, 8 p.m., free.

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Adam Ezra Group (folk), 8 p.m., $10/12.

RED SQUARE: Roughhead Blenny (rock), 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.

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

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Duncan MacLeod Blues Band, 7 p.m., free.

RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: Gypsy Reel (traditional Irish), 7:30 p.m., free.

FOAM BREWERS: Peter Krag Quartet (jazz), 7 p.m., free.


SIDEBAR: Hotel Karaoke, 9 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Kelly Ravin and Lowell Thompson (country), 7 p.m., free.


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

HALF LOUNGE: DJ Craig Mitchell (house), 10 p.m., free.

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


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

JUNIPER: Ellen Powell Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. Indie Rumble (improv), 8:30 p.m., $5.

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

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Alvvays, Palehound (dreampop), 8 p.m., $18/20.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Nancy Reid Taube Piano Students Performance, 6 p.m., free. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: All Request Video, 9 p.m., free.


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

DELI 126: Jazz Jam and Open Mic, 8 p.m., free.

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

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


IDLETYME BREWING COMPANY: The Idletyme Band (blues, rock), 8 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Jim Charanko (Americana), 7:30 p.m., free.


mad river valley/ waterbury

HALF LOUNGE: SVPPLY & Bankz (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Randal Pierce (jazz), 7 p.m., free. Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., $5-10. Julian Chobot Group (jazz), 10:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. Root Shock (reggae), 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Miles Hewitt (of the Solars) (folk), 7 p.m., free. Party of the Sun (indie folk), 8:30 p.m., free. Among the Acres (indie folk), 10 p.m., free. Albert Savage (jam), 11:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: Roy & the Wrecks (rock), 7 p.m., free. D Jay Baron (mashup, hip-hop), 11 p.m., free. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Lost Dog, Full Walrus, Lean.Tee, Waste Band (indie), 9 p.m., free.

June 1, at the Top Block Stage on Church Street in Burlington.

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Italian Session (traditional), 6 p.m., free. MINGLE NIGHTCLUB: Lyon’s Disciple (reggae), 8 p.m., $5.


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

mad river valley/ waterbury LOCALFOLK SMOKEHOUSE: Open Mic with Alex Budney, 8:30 p.m., free.

ZENBARN: Barbacoa (surf), 9 p.m., free.

middlebury area

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

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

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Burlington Walk/Bike Council presents: People Power Presents! (storytelling), 7:30 p.m., free.

PARKER PIE CO.: Jeremy Harple (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Aries Spears (standup), 7:30 p.m., $25/32.

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

chittenden county

BACKSTAGE PUB & RESTAURANT: Trivia, 9:30 p.m., free. HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Typhoon, the Fourth Wall (indie rock), 8:30 p.m., $18/20.

outside vermont

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Joslyn Fox (drag), 8:30 p.m., $8/10.



Greenbush (jazz fusion), 6:30 p.m., free. Colin Lenox (indie folk), 8:30 p.m., free. Aaron Lucci Quintet (jazz), 10 p.m., $5. Eames Brothers Band (blues, funk), 11:30 p.m., $5.

MONKEY HOUSE: Dark Star Project (Grateful Dead tribute), 5 p.m., free. Re[volt] 19 featuring DJs Torex, Tyrant, Vetica, Xenthrak (dark-wave, EBM), 10 p.m., free.

ARTSRIOT: Brett Hughes and the Honky-Tonk Tuesday Band (country), 9 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE: Jake Whitesell Quartet (jazz), 4 p.m., free. Jocelyn and Chris Arndt (rock), 7 p.m., free. DJ Craig Mitchell (open format), 11 p.m., $5.

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Fender Benders (rock), 5 p.m., free. Phil Abair Band (rock), 9 p.m., free.

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


AMERICAN FLATBREAD BURLINGTON HEARTH: Maple Street Six (jazz), 6 p.m., free.

BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Paul Asbell (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Funky Town (funk, soul), 10 p.m., $3. DELI 126: Michael Louis-Smith (jazz), 6 p.m., free. Impressions: A Tribute to John Coltrane, 9:30 p.m., free.

RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: DJ Supersounds (hits), 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Tom Pearo (ambient, jazz), 7 p.m., free. Crusty Cuts (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

ESPERANZA RESTAURANTE: Djuvay Djaz (Latin jazz), 6 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): The New Review (soul, R&B), 8 p.m., free.

FOAM BREWERS: Jake Klar (jazz), 9 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Aries Spears (standup), 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., $25/32.

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Audrey Bernstein and Friends (jazz), 9:30 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Cody Sargent Group, Warm Water, Greenbush, Queen City Hot Club (jazz), 11 a.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Left Ear Trio (funk, jazz), 8:30 p.m., $5-10. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: DJ Disco Phantom (eclectic dance), 10 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Avery Cooper Quartet (jazz), 5 p.m., free. Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free. Grippo Funk Band, DJ Rekkon, 9 p.m., $7. RADIO BEAN: Friday Morning Sing-Along with Linda Bassick & Friends (kids’ music), 11 a.m., free. Pete Sutherland and Tim Stickle’s Old Time Session (traditional), 1 p.m., free. Happy Hour with DJ Ryan Kick (eclectic), 4 p.m., free.

VERMONT PUB & BREWERY: Eric Hoh Trio (jazz), 1 p.m., free. Downtown Sextet (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

chittenden county ASIAN BISTRO (WINOOSKI): Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.

BACKSTAGE PUB & RESTAURANT: Karaoke with Jenny Red, 9 p.m., free. HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite (blues), 9 p.m., $49/55. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Scott Helman, Troy Millette (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., $10/12. JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Leno, Young & Cheney (rock), 7 p.m., free.

WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Dakota (hip-hop), 9 p.m., free.

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Art Herttua and Ray Caroll (jazz), 6 p.m., free. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Scott Graves and Chris Martin (acoustic), 6 p.m., free. The Starline Rhythm Boys (rockabilly), 9 p.m., free. GUSTO’S: Joe Sabourin (singer-songwriter), 5 p.m., free. Strange Purple Jelly (jam, funk), 9 p.m., $5. MINGLE NIGHTCLUB: DJ Bay 6 (hits), 9 p.m., $5. POSITIVE PIE (MONTPELIER): Purple: A Tribute to Prince featuring Craig Mitchell, 10 p.m., $12/15. SWEET MELISSA’S: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5:30 p.m., free. Dead Sessions Lite (Grateful Dead Tribute), 10 p.m., $5. WHAMMY BAR: Lewis Franco and Dono Schabner (swing), 7:30 p.m., free.


EL TORO: John Howell (Americana), 7 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Chris Lyon (solo acoustic, Americana), 6 p.m., free.


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Back in March in this column, I outlined seven tips for musicians seeking press coverage, in both Seven Days and media outlets beyond. But I think I may have glossed over some things, particularly regarding submitting albums for review. On a few occasions during my relatively short time holding down this post, local artists have released new records and haven’t submited them for coverage. To be clear: By no means is there a law that says local musicians have to submit their work to 7D. But when said artists are asked why they didn’t float their albums our way, they invariably respond with something like, “Oh, I don’t really know how any of that stuff works.” Or, “I’m just not good at promoting myself.” These are justifiable explanations. Most people are not born with innate publicity and promotional skills, and submitting any kind of creative work for review, in any publication, can be nerve-racking. So I’d like to demystify the process a bit to make it seem less complicated or intimidating. It’s really simple: Just send me an email announcing your project and requesting a review — preferably one to two months prior to said project’s release. A common mistake is waiting until the week before a record release party to submit. That’s almost always too late. I know that sometimes time lines are murky and things invariably fall into place at the last minute, making it difficult to accurately project every detail of an album’s release. But do your best to plan ahead. In your email, include a digital version of your album, regardless of physical releases. If you’re dropping a cassette or vinyl LP, definitely send those in, too. We love analog. If a CD is the only physical edition you plan to

make, feel free to just send along a link to a stream or digital audio files through Dropbox, Google Drive or some other file-sharing service. Make sure to include your album art and track info, as well as liner notes if you have them. Furthermore, if you intend to only release your work on CD, I’d like to discourage you from doing so and instead suggest you upload your music to a streaming platform. CD players and optical drives are becoming a thing of the past, and they’re just kind of a pain in the ass. Plenty of folks still use them, but you’ll serve yourself better — as in, reach more ears — by uploading your work to Spotify or Apple Music, as well, or by creating a Bandcamp or SoundCloud page for your music. But be warned: Most platforms charge fees to varying degrees. Finally, know that Seven Days receives a deluge of releases throughout the year. Because we review only two albums per week, we get backed up pretty quickly. Feel free to check in if it’s been a while since you submitted. And if you have new info, such as a date for a release show, definitely send it along. 

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middlebury area

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: 802 Glow Party (EDM), 9 p.m., $10.

champlain islands/northwest

TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Carol Ann Jones Duet (rock, country), 7 p.m., free.

outside vermont

MONOPOLE: The Mountain Carol, Famous Letter Writer (rock, electro-pop), 10 p.m., free. MONOPOLE DOWNSTAIRS: Happy Hour Tunes & Trivia with Gary Peacock, 5 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Queens, Queers and Camo: A Drag Cabaret to Benefit LGBTQ+ Veterans, 9 p.m., $8/10.



AMERICAN FLATBREAD BURLINGTON HEARTH: Left Ear Trio (jazz), 7:30 p.m., free. ARTSRIOT: Bison, Guthrie Galileo, the Pyros (disco-punk, psych-rock), 8 p.m., $8/10. BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Chris Peterman Quintet (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Fran Briand (country), 6 p.m., $5. THE DAILY PLANET: Tom Pearo (ambient, jazz), 6 p.m., free. DELI 126: Maple Street Six (jazz), 6 p.m., free. Chris Klaxton (jazz), 9:30 p.m., free.





ESPERANZA RESTAURANTE: Maiz Vargas Sandoval (cumbia), 6 p.m., free. FOAM BREWERS: Zack DuPont and Matt Deluca (folk), 1 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Paul Asbell’s Tribute to Wes Montgomery, 9:30 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Jenni and the Jazz Junketeers, Stolen Moments, Lewis Franco and the Missing Cats, Thea Wren (jazz), 11 a.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Samara Lark (jazz), 7 p.m., free. The Sea the Sea (indie folk, pop), 9 p.m., free. DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 11 p.m., $5. NECTAR’S: Small Change (Tom Waits tribute), 5 p.m., free. New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, Black Market: A Tribute to Weather Report (jazz), 9 p.m., $7. RADIO BEAN: Sam Attallah Quintet (jazz), 4:30 p.m., free. Kristen Maxwell, Chris Moyse (singer-songwriter), 6:30 p.m., free. The Luna Collective (jazz), 8 p.m., free. Gnomedad (psychfusion), 10 p.m., $5. Saxsyndrum (electronic, jazz), midnight, $5. RED SQUARE: Left Eye Jump (blues), 3 p.m., free. Joe Agnello Trio (jazz), 4 p.m., free. Taj Weekes & Adowa (reggae), 7

p.m., free. Mashtodon (hip-hop), 11 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Raul (salsa, reggaeton), 6 p.m., free. DJ Reign One (EDM), 11 p.m., $5. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: Church Street DJs (eclectic), 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Warm Water (jazz, soul), 7 p.m., free. Dakota (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

ZENBARN: MadMan & Me (progressive trance, rock), 9 p.m., free.

middlebury area

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: DJ Earl (open format), 9:30 p.m., free. VILLAGE CAFÉ & TAVERN: Robin Gottfried Band (rock), 8 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): West End Blend (soul, funk), 8 p.m., free.

FOAM BREWERS: Auguste and Alden (rock), noon, free. Dr. Sammy Love (neo-soul), 4 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Will Patten Ensemble, Steve Goldberg Quartet, Jake Whitesell Quartet, Dayve Huckett (jazz), 10 a.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Andriana Chobot (jazz, pop), 7 p.m., free. Hambone (funk, blues), 9 p.m., free.

chittenden county

ASIAN BISTRO (WINOOSKI): Craig Mitchell and Matt Hagen: Acoustic Tribute to Prince, 6 p.m., free. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Hop Along, Bat Fangs (indie), 8 p.m., $15/18. MISERY LOVES CO.: Disco Brunch, 11 a.m., free.

CLUB METRONOME: Metal Monday #240 featuring the Well, Hellascope, Wolfhand, 9 p.m., $5/8. FOAM BREWERS: Paul Asbell (jazz), 7 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Rick & the Ramblers, Queen City Hot Club, Greenbush (Western swing), 7 p.m., free.

SMITTY’S PUB: Ryan Hanson (rock), 8 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Aries Spears (standup), 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., $25/32.


VERMONT PUB & BREWERY: Nick Warner and Friends (jazz), 1 & 7 p.m., free.

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AUTUMN RECORDS: Anna McClellan, Bethlehem Steel, Adam Wolf (indie), 7 p.m., $5-10. HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite (sold out) (blues), 9 p.m., $49/55. JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Old Tone String Band (bluegrass), 7 p.m., free. MCKEE’S PUB & GRILL: Cody Sargent Trio (jazz), 2 p.m., free. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: 2 Count (rock), 5 p.m., free. Close to Nowhere (rock), 9 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: DJ Craig Mitchell (hits), 9 p.m., free.


Bizarro World Frequently heralded as weird, eccentric and oddball, Chicago-based rapper OGBONNAYA’s


music lives up to the freaky hype. A mind-bending amalgam of hip-hop, trip-hop, R&B, jazz, funk and

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Irish Session, 2 p.m., donation. Nice & Naughty (eclectic), 6 p.m., free.

rock, the Windy City MC’s tracks burn with off-kilter production and confounding lyrics. In addition to his solo work,

CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Papa Greybeard Jam (rock), 6 p.m., free. Swillbillie, Blowtorch (rockabilly, punk), 9 p.m., free.

math-rockers Monobody and lo-fi band Teen Cult. The artist also runs his own DIY record label, Sooper Records.

DEMENA’S: Queen City Drag (cabaret), 8 p.m., $10/12. ESPRESSO BUENO: Linda Young (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., free. FEMCOM (standup), 8:30 p.m., free. GUSTO’S: DJ Loud (hits), 9:30 p.m., free. MINGLE NIGHTCLUB: Sounds Limitless (hits), 9 p.m., $5. SWEET MELISSA’S: Faux in Love, Wild Leek, Lake Superior (rock), 9 p.m., $5. THE DEN AT HARRY’S HARDWARE: Sean Kelly Murray (rock), 7 p.m., free.


EL TORO: Blue Fox (blues), 7 p.m., free. TRES AMIGOS & RUSTY NAIL STAGE: Eames Brothers Band (funk, blues), 8:30 p.m., $5.

mad river valley/ waterbury

CORK WINE BAR & MARKET (WATERBURY): Sances’ & Murphy’s Jazz Club, 6 p.m., free.

the multi-instrumentalist performs in numerous other Chicago-based projects, such as punk outfit Nervous Passenger, Ogbannaya performs on Sunday, June 3, at the Monkey House in Winooski. Locals LOUPO and DJ DISCO PHANTOM add support.

champlain islands/northwest TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Bardela, Carolyn DeFrancesco (rock), 7 p.m., free.

northeast kingdom PARKER PIE CO.: The Welterweights (rock, country), 8 p.m., free.

outside vermont

MONOPOLE: Roost, Sputoola (rock), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Say Darling (country, R&B), 9 p.m., $12/15.



AMERICAN FLATBREAD BURLINGTON HEARTH: Flatbread Family Band (jazz), noon, free.

NECTAR’S: Greenbush (jazz fusion), 6 p.m., free. Mi Yard Reggae Night with DJs Big Dog and Jahson, 9 p.m., free.

MONKEY HOUSE: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Loupo, DJ Disco Phantom (hip-hop, experimental), 8:30 p.m., $7/12.

RADIO BEAN: Jennifer Lord & the Riders of the Apocalypse (jazz), 3:30 p.m., free. Dawna Hammers (Joni Mitchell Tribute), 5:30 p.m., free. Tiny Montgomery (Bob Dylan tribute), 7 p.m., free. Julian Chobot Group (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. EVNGwear (jazz, jam), 10:30 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Lamp Shop Lit Club (open reading), 8 p.m., free. Her Crooked Heart, Hayley Sabella, Humbird (indie folk), 8 p.m., $10.


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

RED SQUARE: Michael Louis-Smith (jazz), 7 p.m., free. Mashtodon (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Bluegrass Brunch, noon, free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Aries Spears (standup), 7:30 p.m., $25/32. VERMONT PUB & BREWERY: Cynthia Braren and Friends (jazz), 1 p.m., free.

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Eric Friedman (folk), 11 a.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: Live Band Karaoke, 8 p.m., donation.

middlebury area ROUGH CUT: Kelly Ravin (country), 5 p.m., free.




NECTAR’S: Stax (Booker T & the MGs tribute), 9 p.m., $5/10. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Art Herttua and Ray Caroll (jazz), 5 p.m., free. Andrew of the North (rock), 7 p.m., free. Kelly Shepherd & NoMad Stories (jazz, Latin), 8:30 p.m., free. Nick Cassarino (rock), 9:30 p.m., $10. Nick Cassarino Band (rock), 10 p.m., $10. RED SQUARE: Tiffany Pfeiffer Quartet (jazz), 7 p.m., free. SVPPLY (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. Family Night (open jam), 9 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Comedy & Crêpes (standup), 8 p.m., free.


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REVIEW this The Mountain Carol, Starkiller and the Banshees (SELF-RELEASED, CD, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

Oh, what a difference a year makes. Or, perhaps, what a difference a studio makes. When Plattsburgh/Saranac, N.Y., band the Mountain Carol first materialized in the summer of 2017, they offered a lo-fi self-titled EP dripping with reverb and charmingly chintzy beats. Singer, keyboardist and primary songwriter Bruce Wilson’s sphinx-like mumblings floated alongside guitarist Austin Petrashune’s tropical accents in an airy space conjured by drummer and producer Matt Hall. The DIY effort was magical — and an enticing preview of what might be. The trio recorded its fantastical first full-length, Starkiller and the Banshees, at Plattsburgh’s Wayward Sound Studio. With the aid of engineer and coproducer Jamse Ward, the group expands its hybrid sound — ambient-


Let’s burn this place down / Rock, baby, roll with me / I’ve got to know you.” A lumbering beat rolls in during THIS WEEK the beginning of album opener “Dino.” THU 31 | FRI 1 | SAT 2 | SUN 3 Rhythmic guitar and buzzing synth meander toward the song’s climactic epicenter. Wilson fervently whispersings before delving into an unchained, flourishing synth passage. Tom-heavy beats and octavejumping synth bass provide the foundation for “Essex Ferry.” Huge blasts of full-band power riffs punctuate NEXT WEEK the dark song like M-80s against a THU 7 | FRI 8 | SAT 9 moonless night sky. With its ice-water keys and heartbeat bass drum, “Shadow Puppets” is a chilly, swirling mass of macabre feelings. Repeating the same patterns again and again, it embodies a bad thought that indefinitely floats around your cortex. Throughout Starkiller and the Banshees, Wilson and co. create a mood COMEDY CAMPS FOR KIDS & TEENS even more striking than that of their REGISTER NOW first EP. That they do so without leaning JULY 2-6 | JULY 9-13 on flashy hooks or traditional tropes shows the Mountain Carol to be one of the most unclassifiable and ingenious groups in the area. Starkiller and the Banshees will (802) 859-0100 | WWW.VTCOMEDY.COM be available at themountaincarol. 101 main street, BurlingtoN on Friday, June 1. The Mountain Carol celebrate its release the 5/25/18 same day, at Monopole in Plattsburgh. Untitled-4 1

Jenny, if you only knew / I’ve been broken since I left you,” Bucci sings as bandmates Isaac French and Mike Brewster build emotional suspense with a shuffling beat, gentle piano and percussive guitar work. Percussionist French thankfully has more than a box to beat. His talents shine on the EP, as do Brewster’s on guitar. Additionally, the vocal harmonies the duo craft behind Bucci are sophisticated, clear and gorgeous. Aside from a penchant for three-word song titles, Bucci has an eclectic nature as a songwriter, which her band ably mirrors. Nina’s Brew move effortlessly between genres, from the country pop of “Walk You Home” to the bluesy, roots-rock jam “Loosen the Rope.” The difference between putting out a song that sounds like a thousand other songs and making a unique, memorable

tune is often found in the arrangements. Nina’s Brew don’t reinvent the wheel in this regard, but they do mind the details. And those details — piano splashes and tasteful guitar runs, little pushes and beat changes — comprise the tiny, rich colors beneath the band’s broader musical strokes. That focus on the little things shouldn’t be overlooked. It is a clear declaration of intent from a band that only just formed in 2017. Nina’s Brew have a talented singersongwriter and a style of music that’s particularly well liked in this part of the country, and they play with professionalism. Don’t Tell Mama is a good EP on its own, but it also serves as a primer for what we can expect from this band in the future. Don’t Tell Mama is available at Nina’s Brew play Friday, June 1, at Elf’s Farm Winery in Plattsburgh.






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Context is important. For example, if you were to catch Queen City band Nina’s Brew between a set of speed metal and, say, a psychedelic 10-piece at Nectar’s, you could perhaps be forgiven for overlooking the folksy, acousticdriven trio. Nice harmonies, you might think to yourself. A dude is banging on a box for percussion and it’s working, that’s cool. It’s all very Burlington, you’d conclude just before ducking out after a few songs. That’s the beauty of striking when the mood is right. Don’t Tell Mama, the debut EP from Nina’s Brew, is a pleasant, intriguing listen that deserves to be experienced in its own space. Front woman Giovanina Bucci’s warm, intimate voice and assured songwriting leaps out from the first. The title track is a mournful, countrytinged number that finds the narrator, who has long since run away from home, encountering her sister. “Oh,


occult-new-wave-progressive-pop, if you will — by scores on the new album. Like echoes in reverse, reimagined (and rerecorded) versions of “Adventure Safari” and “The Mountain Carol” — both of which appeared on The Mountain Carol — are fullbodied renderings of their skeletal predecessors. With five other brandnew tracks, Starkiller is a confident, tripped-out voyage through a cosmos brimming with glistening keys, stormy riffs and dark incantations. Calling on newjack swing beats and glamorous ’80s-pop aesthetics, “The Party’s Over” is a rambunctious romp. Petrashune strums jagged, syncopated chords that ebb and flow with Wilson’s glittery synth work. The song feels like it could be a forgotten collaboration of Peter Gabriel and Janet Jackson at the peak of their respective powers. On “Sway,” a sparse and sexy slow jam, the band dabbles in jazz. Wilson pours his syrupy baritone vocals over sharp, picked-guitar, rounded-organ tones and 16-beat electronic snares and hi-hats. He sings an amorous plea: “So I came around / There’s nobody home /


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the best performances seldom win. Yet what RA the Rugged Man did was quite different. He was genuinely looking for new talent and convened a top-notch panel of judges, including Talib Kweli and Jean Grae, to help decide the winner. That winner was not Jarv. He didn’t even make the top five. What he did, though, was deliver such a blistering verse that it kept getting shared, again and again … for years. It’s been pirated and repackaged hundreds of times by now, and the original upload currently stands at half a million views on YouTube. This inevitably attracted the attention of RA the Rugged Man, who summoned Jarv to his home studio in 2015 to either spit an amazing verse on camera or get beheaded by a sword. Jarv succeeded and, as a reward, got to join RA for a nationwide tour — and keep his head. “That was the first time I’d ever been to New York City,” says Jarv. “After that, it was my first time in a whole lot of other cities, too.” Once again, given an opportunity, Jarv made the most of it, delivering show-stopping performances every night. He’s been invited back for two more tours with RA since then. That’s given him a lot of connections, not to mention momentum. But he’s still the same careful strategist who drilled Maiden Voyage back in the day. “Jarv is smart,” says Lavalla. “He is constantly writing and making beats, and he’s very meticulous about what he puts out.” According to Jarv, it couldn’t be any other way. “I’ll never understand why artists are always so eager to put shit out,” he says. “Wait until you have a couple of songs that mesh with it and you could put out a complete project, and actually gain something from it.” The man surely practices what he preaches. In addition to his constant schedule of shows, he’s been working on the next volume of his mixtape series Jarvage, due out in June, and prepping for a long promotional blitz this summer. Really, it’s already underway. Jarv was recently featured in the Grind Mode Cypher video series, which is a huge deal in the world of underground rap. He’s also got a feature track on Eastern Standard, a hip-hop compilation from Boston super-promoter Leedz Edutainment that aims to be a guided tour of the East Coast scene. Jarv is about to become a big deal and, according to his colleagues, he truly deserves it. “It’s been incredible to watch,” says Lavalla of the rapper’s ascent. “Dude is a great guy and humble with his immense talent.” m

INFO Jarv performs with Brickdrop on Saturday, June 9, 9 p.m., at the reks in Warren. $10/15.


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chittenden county

MONKEY HOUSE: Erin CasselsBrown (indie folk), 6 p.m., free. MULE BAR: DJ Steal Wool (hits), 5:30 p.m., free. SCOUT & CO. (WINOOSKI): Sean Kehoe (singer-songwriter), 4 p.m., free.



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



AMERICAN FLATBREAD BURLINGTON HEARTH: Dan Ryan Express (jazz), 5:30 p.m., free. DELI 126: Dan Ryan Express (jazz), 9:30 p.m., free. DRINK: Comedy Open Mic, 9 p.m., free. FOAM BREWERS: Local Dork (eclectic vinyl), 6 p.m., free. HALF LOUNGE: DJ Taka (eclectic), 10 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Mike Martin & Trio Gusto, Chris Peterman Quintet, Whitesell Brothers Quartet (jazz), noon, free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: High Summer (soul, pop), 8 p.m., free. House Ways and Means (experimental, improvisation), 10 p.m., free.

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of plaintive folk influences soften the acclaimed group’s hefty rock sounds on relatable, character-driven songs. Frances Quinlan, the Philadelphia quartet’s front woman, rhythm guitarist and chief creative force, dwells on the struggles of self-empowerment on the group’s new album, Bark Your Head Off, Dog. The title alone suggests Zen-like acceptance in a world full of chaos. Catch Hop Along on Sunday, June 3, at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in South Burlington. BAT FANGS open.


LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. Mark Daly (pop), 9:30 p.m., $5.

middlebury area

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

EL TORO: John Smyth (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., free.

LINCOLNS: Laugh Shack (standup), 8:30 p.m., $5. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: AliT (singer-songwriter), 9:30 p.m., free.

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Karaoke with DJ Chauncey, 9 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Tuesday Bluesday Blues Jam with Collin Craig and Friends, 6 p.m., free. Dead Set (Grateful Dead tribute), 9:30 p.m., $5. 18+.

outside vermont

RED SQUARE: Gravel (jazz), 7 p.m., free. DJ A-RA$ (open format), 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Nick Mellevoi (jazz), 7 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Ukulele Kids with Joe Baird (sing-along), 9:30 a.m., free.

chittenden county

AUTUMN RECORDS: Cole Davidson (folk-rock), 4 p.m., free.

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



RED SQUARE: Krag’ll Rock (jazz), 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: Gypsy Reel (traditional Irish), 7:30 p.m., free.

ARTSRIOT: Broadway Neat with a Twist Presents: Steppin’ Out (jazz, Broadway), 8:30 p.m., $20-120.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Kelly Ravin and Lowell Thompson (country), 7 p.m., free. High Summer (jazz), 8 p.m., free.

BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Thea Wren (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. THE DAILY PLANET: Zack DuPont (folk), 6 p.m., free. DELI 126: Aaron Lucci Quintet (jazz), 9:30 p.m., free.

WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.

JUNIPER: The Ray Vega Quartet plays the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, 9:30 p.m., free.

SWEET MELISSA’S: Blue Fox’s Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.

RADIO BEAN: Stolen Moments (jazz), 5 p.m., free. Ensemble V (jazz), 7 p.m., free. Phil DaRosa (singer-songwriter), 9 p.m., free. Micromassé (jazz), 10:30 p.m., free.

SIDEBAR: Jake Whitesell (jazz), 8 p.m., free. Hotel Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Trivia with Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., free.

CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Karaoke with DJ Vociferous, 9:30 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Nikki Don’t Lose That Number: The Nth Power does Steely Dan, Brickdrop, 8 p.m., $25.

AMERICAN FLATBREAD BURLINGTON HEARTH: Paul Asbell Trio (jazz), 5:30 p.m., free.

FOAM BREWERS: Dan Ryan Express (jazz), 7 p.m., free.


the indie rock of the early aughts,

when heavy hitters such as Rilo Kiley and Death Cab for Cutie were all the rage. Whispers

HATCH 31: Erin Cassels-Brown (indie folk), 6 p.m., free. Kelly Ravin and Lowell Thompson (country), 7 p.m., free.

RADIO BEAN: Tiffany Pfeiffer Trio with Mike Martello and Jeremy Hill (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. Randal Pierce (jazz), 8:45 p.m., free. Honky Tonk Tuesday with Ponyhustle, 10 p.m., $5.

HOP ALONG recall

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Myra Flynn, the Jazz Thieves, Northern Spy (neo-soul), noon, free.

THE SPOT ON THE DOCK: DJ Disco Phantom (eclectic dance), every other Wednesday, 5 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. Indie Rumble (improv), 8:30 p.m., $5. VERMONT PUB & BREWERY: Paul Asbell Trio (jazz), 1 p.m., free. Triage (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

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


CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: John Lackard Blues Jam, 6 p.m., free. All Request Video, 9 p.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: D. Davis (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., donation.


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

mad river valley/ waterbury

ZENBARN: Zach Nugent’s Acoustic Dead (Grateful Dead tribute), 7 p.m., free. Fire on the Mountain: An Evening of the Grateful Dead to Support Ray Paczkowski (jam, rock), 9 p.m., $12-45.

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.

champlain islands/northwest TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.

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

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

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Radical Perspective


Thomas J. Condon, Red Mill Gallery at Vermont Studio Center B Y RA CHEL ELI ZA BET H JONES


he medium of photography has been ripe for subversion since its invention. The adage “seeing is believing” always requires caveats, whether one is speaking about the human eye or its mechanical extension, the camera. For Vermont Studio Center staff artist Thomas J. Condon, all the trappings of analog photography except the camera become the basis for unearthly works. Visitors to “Homomorphism,” Condon’s current solo show at the Johnson residency program’s Red Mill Gallery, should be prepared to work — but in a good way. Finding one’s bearings among the almost 40 chemigrams — images made using darkroom processes but no camera — is a little like strolling through an enticing Upside Down. For Condon, the experience of disorientation is visceral. When he was 13, he explained in an interview, a dangerous excess of cerebral fluid crowded his brain and began to pinch his optic nerves. The condition, called pseudotumor cerebri, caused him to lose his eyesight for almost a month; doctors told him it wouldn’t return. It did, but permanent scarring of his optical nerve tissue created blind spots. “Everyone has blind spots on their eyes — they’re natural,” Condon said. “I just have a lot more [than most].” He writes in his artist statement, “Blind spots transform familiar faces into strange masks and bend simple patterns into animated optical illusions. My relationship with identification through visual perception slips between fully believing in the unreal and questioning the real.” One need not be familiar with Condon’s medical history to be captivated by his chemigrams. Arranged in two constellations covering most of the gallery’s southern and eastern walls, the works stand alone as discrete units while also being part of what Condon calls “a community, or a more expansive world.” “Right now,” he said in the interview, “I’m not necessarily thinking of them as single prints, [though] it’s a lot safer for the viewer to look at one at a time, psychologically and emotionally.”

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Each of the 35 images, which vary in size, is like a portrait of some kind of ephemeral, iridescent, almost chromelike sculpture set against an eerie, unfamiliar landscape. Scale remains a fluctuating and fluid X factor. In the same image, you might as readily see a mountain as an enlarged, x-rayed butterfly wing. Condon creates his palette — black and white, purplish grays, flaring yellows, and moody sunset pinks — using the chemicals and processes of blackand-white darkroom photography, albeit not through standard operating

procedure. The vivid colors, Condon explained, come from processing the works in the daylight using experimental methods that he’s been developing for the past two years. “The paper is being pushed to its chemical breaking point,” Condon said. “[The materials are] not supposed to do what [they’re] doing, which is what makes it really fun.” The forms that serve as photographic puncta, or focal points, are hard-edged and distinct, yet they are fundamentally part of the ethereal planes that serve as their “backdrops.” Condon describes the

sharp borders of these shapes as “penlines.” He creates them using a variety of materials as resists: vinyl, plastic, various varnishes and even tape. In mathematics, homomorphism refers to a “map” between two algebraic structures of the same type, in which the operations of one are preserved in the second. In other words, key structural relationships maintain themselves through various changes — think of a vector image file that can be digitally altered to any size. As a description of Condon’s painterly images, homomorphism may refer to the consistency of process and outcome manifest in the works, even though each is absolutely singular. “I couldn’t remake the same one again,” he observed. More broadly, the show’s title suggests a commentary on perspective at large: All sighted individuals are more or less equipped with the same basic tools of vision, but this similar structure produces endless variations. “Perception is infinitely exciting,” Condon said. “None of us ever sees the same thing.” As a result of his experience with significant deviations in his own eyesight, Condon now seeks similarly to push the mechanical eye to its limit. “I think it absolutely led me towards an enhanced relationship with the visual world,” he said of his early experience with altered sight. His show poses a central question that applies to both humans and the machines they use to reproduce sight: How much can something be changed before its underlying identity is irrevocably altered? With “Homomorphism,” Condon displays a potent take on the deeprooted urge to mess with photography’s fecund existential dilemmas. In both form and origin, the works exist compellingly between the organic and the technological, between fact and fiction, in a way all their own.  Contact:

INFO “Homomorphism” is on view through June 6 at the Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, in Johnson. Closing reception is on Saturday, June 2, 7 to 9 p.m.


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f ‘THE ART OF THE BOOK’: An exhibition of handmade artists’ books by members of the Book Arts Guild of Vermont. Reception: Friday, June 1, 5-8 p.m. June 1-30. Info, 863-6458. Frog Hollow Vermont Craft Gallery in Burlington. f ‘THE ART SHOW VII’: Community-sourced

exhibition featuring works in a variety of mediums, with voting for a People’s Choice “mini-grant” at the opening reception. Reception: Friday, June 1, 6-9 p.m. June 1-22. Info, RLPhoto Studio in Burlington.

f ‘JAZZ TRIO’: Artworks inspired by musicians by Sam Handler, Brooke Monte and Lynne Reed. Reception: Friday, June 1, 5-9 p.m. June 1-30. Info, 233-6811. Box Art Studio in Burlington.

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‘GIVE & TAKE’: Collaborative collages of images and words by poet Gordon Korstange and painter Matt Peake. May 31-June 29. Info, 869-2960. Main Street Arts in Saxtons River.

ART EVENTS ‘ART SEED’: A community event featuring work from artists in the multidisciplinary residency’s second session, including performance, open studios and readings. Marble House Project, Dorset, Saturday, June 2, 2-5 p.m. Info, info@ ARTIST TALK: EDWARD KOREN: The celebrated New Yorker cartoonist discusses his work in conjunction with the current exhibition “Bearing Witness.” BigTown Gallery, Rochester, Sunday, June 3, 4 p.m. Info, 767-9670.

f JOHN DOUGLAS: A video installation by the

Burlington artist. Reception: Friday, June 1, 5-8 p.m. June 1-30. Info, The Gallery at Main Street Landing in Burlington.

ARTIST TALK: PETER GALLO: “Optimist Prime” exhibiting artist offers his illustrated lecture “My Modernism.” New City Galerie, Burlington, Friday, June 1, 6-7:15 p.m. Info,

‘SUMMER READING AT FFL: A RETROSPECTIVE’: Archival materials and ephemera, including posters, banners and T-shirts, from more than 30 years of the program started to engage young readers during the summer. June 1-August 31. Info, 863-3403. Fletcher Free Library in Burlington.

ARTIST TALK: RICHARD KLEIN: The artist speaks about the current installation “Bottle in the River,” which uses repurposed glass objects to explore how we interact with nature and the passage of time. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Thursday, May 31, 7 p.m. Info, 257-0124.

f ‘YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?’ A group exhibition of abstractions by Ashley Roark, Blake Larsen, Dan Siegel, Longina Smolinksi and Steve Sharon. Reception: Friday, June 1, 5-9 p.m. June 1-30. Info, 578-2512. The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington

BURLINGTON GLASSBLOWING CHALLENGE: This glassblowing competition for everyone challenges participants to gather the largest clear marble they can in three minutes, with prizes and a trophy for the winner. The Bern Gallery, Burlington, Saturday, June 2, noon-7 p.m. Info, 865-0994.

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Documentary photographs from the dedication of the Brownell Library on July 20, 1926. Reception: Friday, June 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 1-30. Info, 878-6955. Brownell Library in Essex Junction.


CYCLOGRAPHIC RIDE: Centered on women/trans/ femme and queer riders, the Queen City Bicycle Club invites all community members to ride bikes and make art. BYO sketchbooks, pens, paints, snacks, drinks, etc., and be prepared for short art-making stops at several locations. Old Spokes Home, Burlington, Thursday, May 31, 6-8:30 p.m. Info, 339-223-0722. FIRST FRIDAY ART: Dozens of galleries and other venues around the city open their doors to pedestrian art viewers in this monthly event. See Art Map Burlington program at participating locations. Friday, June 1, 5-8 p.m. Info, 264-4839.


KIDS ART DOWNTOWN OPEN STUDIO: Children can participate in fun, supervised make-and-take projects while their parents shop at the farmers market. Ages 5 to 12; drop-ins welcome. Local 64, Montpelier, Saturday, June 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info, 881-4334.

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f STEPHANIE GORDON: Encaustic paintings by the Piermont, N.H., artist. Reception: Friday, June 1, 5:30-8 p.m. June 1-August 31. Info, 295-4567. Long River Gallery & Gifts in White River Junction.

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f ‘EARTH LIKE’: Works by Jake Harnish and

OPEN HOUSE: BREAD & PUPPET MUSEUM: The radical puppet theater celebrates the beginning of its 43rd season with live music, large and small puppet shows, and sourdough rye bread with aioli. Performers include Clare Dolan, Meredith Holch, Merry-Go-Round, Adam Cook and Hayley Lewis, and Burt Porter with his band. Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, Sunday, June 3, 2-5 p.m. Info, OPEN STUDIO FIGURE DRAWING: An all-levels drop-in workshop featuring a live model. River Arts, Morrisville, Tuesday, June 5, 3-5:30 p.m. $10. STITCH & BITCH!: Hang out and stitch/work on your fiber arts in good company. BYO materials and projects. Words & Pictures, Essex Junction, Wednesday, May 30, 6-8 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Info,

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f ‘BIRDS, BEES AND BUTTERFLIES IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY’: A group exhibition of art and poetry organized by artist and avid gardener Klara Calitri. Reception: Friday, June 8, 5-7 p.m. June 1-July 8. Info, 382-9222. Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, in Middlebury.



f YOUNG ARTISTS MENTORING PROGRAM GROUP EXHIBIT: Works by teen artists who participated in a six-week program led by Juliet O’Neil. Artists include Shawna Beattie, Mallory Bourdeau, Linden Griffiths, Abrie Howe, Rylin Hubbell, Chloe Koch and Kylie Patch. Reception: Wednesday, June 6, 6-7:30 p.m. June 6-24. Info, 888-1261. River Arts in Morrisville.

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‘PALETTEERS OF VERMONT MEMBER SHOW’: Members of the central Vermont artists group show works in oil, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, colored pencil, and photography. June 5-29. Info, 262-6035. T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier.

f NORTHERN VERMONT ARTISTS ASSOCIATION JUNE JURIED SHOW: The 87th annual exhibition of works by artist association members. Reception: Sunday, June 3, 1-5 p.m. Awards ceremony: 3:30 p.m. June 3-July 7. Info, 644-8183. Visions of Vermont Art Galleries in Jeffersonville.



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KARA TORRES: “Queer-vangelical,” works that emerge from the artist’s evangelical upbringing and their subsequent reexamination of sexuality, sexual orientation and gender. Half of all proceeds benefit the Pride Center. Through May 31. Info, 860-7812. Pride Center of Vermont in Burlington.

f CHITTENDEN COUNTY SENIOR ART SHOW: An annual exhibition of works by graduating local high school seniors. Closing reception: Wednesday, May 30, 6-7 p.m. Through May 30. Info, 859-9222. Art’s Alive Gallery @ Main Street Landing’s Union Station in Burlington.

KATHARINE MONTSTREAM: “Swimming Holes,” new paintings in oil and watercolor of northern Vermont’s favorite spots, including Warren Falls, Bingham Falls, the Potholes and hidden river bends. Through June 18. Info, 862-8752. Montstream Studio in Burlington.

CRAIG LINE: “Reflections,” photographs printed on aluminum. Through May 31. Info, 229-5621. Mirabelles Café & Bakery 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.

MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITION: The first annual exhibition of works by artist-members of the South End gallery and studio space. Through May 31. Info, The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington.

‘Birds, Bees and Butterflies in the Land of Milk and Honey’ Before fleeing the Third Reich to the United

States in 1939, Cornwall nonagenarian Klara Calitri’s parents would often take her to the expansive grounds of Austria’s Schönbrunn Palace. Beginning with these early visits, her love of both art and flora bloomed. Calitri went on to create prolifically over the decades, producing paintings, monotype prints, ceramics and sculptures frequently inspired by her botanical inclinations. Propelled by her lifelong loves, Calitri organized this group

GEEBO CHURCH: “Small Landscapes,” oil paintings. Through July 31. Info, 860-4972. Black Horse Gallery in Burlington.

exhibition at Middlebury’s Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater, which brings together

THE GOLD BROTHERS: Works in multiple media by siblings Robert, Steve and Dennis Gold. Through May 31. Info, 651-9692. VCAM Studio in Burlington.

Rachel Elion Baird, Lisa Calitri, Thea Calitri-Martin, Ann Cooper, Kathleen McKinley

‘HEART & HOME’: Fair Housing Month exhibition featuring works by local artists, collage by local New American teenagers and paintings from elementary schoolers. Featured artists include Iraqi American painter Sabah Abbas and Haitian American Pievy Polyte. Through May 31. Info, ONE Arts Center in Burlington.

Phoebe Stone, Sarah Wesson, Nancy Means Wright, Karla Van Vliet and Yinglei Zhang.

‘HOW PEOPLE MAKE THINGS’: An interactive exhibit that reveals how familiar childhood objects are manufactured and tells the story of the people, ideas and technologies used to transform raw materials into finished products. Through September 3. Info, 864-1848. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. ‘I’M WITH YOU’: Works by students of the Iskra Print Collective screenprinting class, including Lee Anderson, Bonnie Brennan, Lauren Costello, Alex Gadway, Brian Hunter, Kirsten Hurley, James

works of both visual art and poetry by friends and local artists and writers. They include Harris, Molly Hawley, Patty LeBon Herb, Susan Humphrey, Susan Jefts, Deanna Shapiro, Proceeds from many of the works will be donated to the Otter Creek Audubon Society. A reception is Friday, June 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. Through July 8. Pictured: a painting by Calitri. Keenan, Grant Nickle, Mitchell Parrish, Reid Parsons, Jacob Rist, Courtney Scott, Casey Thomas and Michael Tonn. Through June 22. Info, hello@ Karma Bird House in Burlington. JAMES VALASTRO: Fowl-centric “HenArt” cartoons by the local cartoonist, photographer and videographer. Through June 30. TERESA CELEMIN: Drawings by the Burlington artist and illustrator. Through May 31. Info, 658-6016. Speeder & Earl’s Coffee 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. JULIE MONTERA: The teacher and Goddard College graduate student presents the “Gender & Identity Project,” photographs that show the gendered messages of children’s clothing. Through May 31. Info, 863-3403. Fletcher Free Library in Burlington.

(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. ‘OPTIMIST PRIME’: An exhibition guest-curated by Michael Shoudt, featuring work by Liv Aanrud, Peter Gallo, Tamara Gonzales, Catherine Haggarty, Katie Hector, Steven Mayer, Dustin Metz and Grant Newman. Through June 24. Info, joseph@ New City Galerie in Burlington. ‘SEEDS’: Posters and drawings by the University of Vermont art and food justice student Ella Halpine. Through May 31. Info, 656-9511. Center for Cultural Pluralism, University of Vermont, in Burlington. TATIANA E. ZELAZO: “UnderCurrent,” the first solo show of works by the Vermont painter and photographer. Through June 30. Info, 859-9222. The Gallery at Main Street Landing in Burlington.

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BERNHARD WUNDER & THOMAS VOGELSANG: “Vermont and Beyond: Landscapes, Macros and Abstracts,” photographs taken in the Green Mountain State. Through June 3. Info, 899-3211. Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho. CAROL DULA: “Avoid the Crowd,” landscape photographs. Through May 31. Info, avoidthecrowd@ Charlotte Congregational Church. DONNA BOURNE: Plein air landscape paintings. Through June 30. Info, 985-8222. Shelburne Vineyard. ‘IN THE GARDEN’: An exhibit featuring fine art, textiles, sculpture, furniture, actual insects and more explores how flowers and bugs have captivated artists’ imaginations over the centuries. Through August 25. ‘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




‘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. Through June 10. ‘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. Through June 10. MATTHEW THORSEN: “Thorever,” a celebration of the life and work of the Burlington photojournalist and Seven Days staff photographer. Through July 25. Info, 865-7166. BCA Center in Burlington.

LYNNE REED: Paintings by the Burlington artist. Through May 31. Info, Indigo in Burlington.


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marionettes to digital installations. Through June 3. Info, 985-3346. Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne Museum. NEIL BERGER: Oil landscapes made with quick, intuitive brushwork. Through May 30. Info, 985-3648. Shelburne Craft School. ‘RECYCLE ART’: More than 70 artworks of repurposed litter made by students from eight Vermont schools. Through June 1. Info, 863-5956. Burlington International Airport in South Burlington.


‘ANYTHING FOR SPEED: AUTOMOBILE RACING IN VERMONT’: The center celebrates the opening of its yearlong exhibition exploring more than a century of the history and evolution of racing in Vermont through the objects, photographs and recollections that comprise this unique story. Through March 30, 2019. Info, 479-8500. Vermont History Center in Barre. ‘ARTISTS TO WATCH PART II’: Ric Kasini Kadour and six guest curators showcase Vermont artists of note. Through June 29. Info, 828-3291. Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier. ‘BEYOND WORDS’: Artworks by members of the Book Arts Guild of Vermont. ‘JACK ROWELL: CULTURAL DOCUMENTARIAN’: Photographs from the fifth-generation Vermonter’s 30-plus-year career. ‘TELL ME’: Artwork by 19 local artists that explores language and communication. Through June 30. Info, 479-7069. Studio Place Arts in Barre. 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, 4852183. Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, in Northfield. ‘IMAGINING HOME’: Home designs born of collaboration between prominent local architects and community members dealing with homelessness. Through May 31. Info, 828-0749. Vermont Statehouse Cafeteria in Montpelier. KUMARI PATRICIA: Self-reflective, narrative acrylic paintings. Through May 31. Info, 595-4866. The Hive in Middlesex.

‘MATERIAL FLOWS: RHYTHM IN COLLAGE AND SCULPTURE’: Collage works by Rob Hitzig, Louise LaPlante and Brian Walters. Through June 7. Info, 322-1604. Goddard Art Gallery, Pratt Center, Goddard College, in Plainfield.

‘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, ANNUAL MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION: Current members of the center are invited to submit works to this upcoming exhibition. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: June 1. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland. Info, 438-2097. ART IN THE PARK NORWICH ARTS FESTIVAL: Artists and artisans are invited to apply to participate in this first annual community event and juried showcase taking place June 23 and 24. Artists wishing to apply for a booth should send two photos of their work and one of their display to or apply online through Deadline is rolling. Norwich Green. ART JAM: Artists of all disciplines are invited to submit their digital portfolio, including statement, bio, CV and photos, to be considered for upcoming interdisciplinary arts events. Submissions are accepted by email to grangehallcc@ with “ART JAM Submission (your discipline)” in the subject line. Deadline is rolling. Grange Hall Cultural Center, Waterbury Center. ‘ART ON THE REFUGE’: Artists are invited to help raise funds for the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge by participating in this annual exhibit running May 18 to July 20. Accepted artists will be asked to pay a $15 hanging fee, which includes a one-year Friends of the Refuge membership. No commissions will be taken on sales. For details and to submit twodimensional works, contact Carol Yarnell at artshow@friendsofmissisquoi. org. Deadline is rolling. Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, Swanton. $15 hanging fee. Info, 324-6939. ‘THE ART SHOW VII’: This community-sourced exhibition invites artists to contribute one work in any medium, including installation and performance, for a monthlong exhibition and People’s Choice “mini-grant” competition. To participate, bring work to RLPhoto on Friday, June 1, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. RLPhoto, Burlington. $10. Info, CENTER FOR CARTOON STUDIES CORNISH RESIDENCY: Cartoonists, illustrators and graphic storytellers are invited to apply for this October 16 to November 16 residency in a remote cabin in Cornish, N.H. The selected resident will receive access to CCS resources as well as a $3,000 honorarium. For further details and to apply, visit Deadline: August 15. Center for Cartoon Studies, White River Junction. Info, 295-3319. CREATION GRANT: Vermont artists and artist groups seeking Creation Grants are invited to apply for funding to support the development of new work, including time, materials and space rental. For details and to apply, visit Deadline: June 28. Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier. Info, 828-5425.

‘ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAITS’: Photographers are invited to submit images that capture subjects in their natural setting for an upcoming exhibition to be juried by Elizabeth Avedon. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: June 11. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury. $35 for up to five photographs; $6 for each additional. Info, 388-4500. ‘FROM THE GARDEN’: Established and emerging artists are invited to submit one or two wall-hung works in any medium for this upcoming gardenthemed exhibition. For info and registration materials, contact Catherine McMains at Deadline: June 15. Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, Jericho. KEG PAINTERS: The Alchemist brewery seeks artists to paint black-primed kegs during the Thursday Nights on the Lawn music series. Selected artists will receive a $200 credit to the brewery’s retail store, social media publicity and 25 percent of final sale price when kegs are auctioned in late October to benefit a local nonprofit. Preference will be given to artists who submit images of murals and/or painted 3D objects. Submit using WeTransfer with email address, phone number, physical address and eight JPGs of recent work (maximum 1,000 by 1,000 pixels; 300 PPI) to jess@alchemistbeer. com. Deadline: June 8. The Alchemist (Stowe Brewery & Visitor Center). Info, 882-8165. ‘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. RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIPS: Artists and writers applying for a residency with the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson will automatically be considered for one of 25 fellowships if they apply before June 15. For details and to apply, visit Vermont Studio Center, Johnson. $25. Info, 635-2727. ‘ROCK SOLID’: For the 18th year, area artists are invited to share their most compelling stone sculptures and assemblages, as well as paintings and etchings that depict the beautiful qualities of stone. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: August 10. Studio Place Arts, Barre. $10; free for SPA members. Info, 479-7069. SCULPTFEST: Artists working in sculpture are invited to submit proposals for this fall’s interdependence-themed exhibition. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: June 22. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland. Info, SOLO & SMALL GROUP SHOWS: Artists and artist groups are invited to submit proposals for 2019 exhibitions in the community art space’s secondand third-floor galleries. To submit, send a brief written artist statement that includes show objectives and a CD or DVD with eight to 12 images of representative work, labeled with name, media, size, price and date. Send to Deadline: June 15. Studio Place Arts, Barre. $10; free for SPA members. Info, 479-7069.

‘ON THE BRINK: ARTISTS TAKE ACTION’: Works by 10 artists depicting endangered or threatened species, with sales benefiting wildlife conservation. Through May 31. Info, 223-5507. Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.

RONALD SLAYTON: “Master of Watercolor,” paintings from the private collection of Billi and Bobby Gosh, including 12 of the WPA-era artist’s later watercolors. Through June 29. Info, 262-6035. T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier.

‘SOLZHENITSYN IN VERMONT’: A celebration of the Russian novelist, historian and Nobel Prize winner turned Vermont resident, in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth. Through October 27. Info, 828-2291. Vermont History Museum in Montpelier.

ORAH MOORE: “Stewards of the Land,” handprinted silverprint photographs of Montana ranchers. Through August 10. Info, 479-7069. Morse Block Deli in Barre.

‘SHOW 25’: The latest works by the gallery’s roster of Vermont-based contemporary artists, as well as works by guest artist Mary Admasian. Through June 16. Info, 552-0877. The Front in Montpelier.

STANLEY FOLSOM: “Vermont Trains and Stations,” detailed drawings. Through July 5. Info, 426-3581. Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield. BARRE/MONTPELIER SHOWS


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LIZ LE SERVIGET & SUSAN GOLDSTEIN: Original oil paintings by Le Serviget and handcrafted terrariums and mini-ecosystems by Goldstein. Through May 31. Info, 223-1981. The Cheshire Cat in Montpelier.



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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.


til a dramatic crash grabs the

STACY HOPKINS: “Rebirth,” a solo exhibition of non-jewelry works by the artist and jewelry designer. Reception: Friday, June 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Through June 30. Info, Scavenger Gallery in White River Junction.

late and gain momentum unworld’s attention. The year of

‘TRIO’: Ceramics by Fiona Davis, Deborah Goodwin and Amanda Ann Palmer. Through June 9. Info, 457-3500. ArtisTree Gallery in South Pomfret.

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f ANNE SARGENT WALKER: Paintings that respond to the effects of climate change. Reception: Thursday, May 31, 5-7 p.m. RESA BLATMAN: “Trouble in Paradise,” paintings that explore the effects of climate change. Through June 8. Info, 748-2600. Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury.

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f THOMAS J. CONDON: “Homomorphism,” camera-less photographs influenced by the artist’s experience with optical blind spots. Closing reception: Saturday, June 2, 7-9 p.m. Through June 6. Info, Red Mill Gallery in Johnson.

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TIM BROOKES: “The Enigmatic Art of Endangered Alphabets,” woodcarvings that straddle the intersections of fine art and woodwork, painting and typography, linguistics and anthropology, creative design and cultural preservation and ethnography and spirituality. Through June 19. Info, gallery@ River Arts in Morrisville.

Vermont campus was impacted by global events. Through August 12. Pictured: “Signs,”

mad river valley/waterbury JOYCE KAHN: Landscape and still life paintings by the Montpelier artist. Through May 31. Info, 244-7036. Waterbury Public Library. SEVENDAYSVT.COM

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RACHEL MOORE: “Traces,” selections of works by the multidisciplinary artist and Helen Day Art Center director, who uses mixed-media sculpture, installation, drawing and social practice to address themes including climate change and global migration patterns. Through June 29. Info, 760-6785. Edgewater Gallery in Stowe.

‘VERMONT LANDSCAPES’: An exhibition featuring 38 landscape paintings by 19 Vermont artists. Through June 30. Info, 644-5100. Lamoille County Courthouse in Hyde Park.


waves: Social frictions both

NATELI BOZE & BECKY COOK: “Miss Match: Pixels to Paint, Photos Re-Imagined,” a collaboration of the photographer Boze and painter Cook. Through June 30. Info, 649-1047. Norwich Public Library.

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JAMES PETERSON: “Dreamcatcher,” an immersive installation by the artist-in-residence from Los Angeles. Through September 30. Info, 253-8358. Spruce Peak at Stowe.


‘MOMENTA IV’ JURIED PRINT EXHIBITION: Recent prints by artists working in Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, selected by printer and publisher James Stroud. Through May 31. Info, 295-5901. Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction.

VSC & VCFA ALUMNX EXHIBITION: “It went like this: the skyline was beautiful on fire,” works by 24 alumnx created in response to contemporary political upheaval, juried by Meg Onli. Through June 1. Info, 635-2727. Alumni Hall Gallery, Vermont College of Fine Arts, in Montpelier.

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

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f MAIYA KECK: Gestural oil and acrylic paintings by the Rhode Island School of Design graduate. Reception: Friday, June 8, 6-8 p.m. Through June 30. Info, 244-7801. Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop in Waterbury. ‘THE SAFETY OF OBJECTS: A VISUAL DISCOURSE BETWEEN FATHER AND DAUGHTER’: A juxtaposition of Royal Academy of Art member Michael Craig-Martin, and his daughter, Vanity Fair photographer Jessica Craig-Martin, shown weekends noon to 5 or by appointment. Also see 12 original 1960s modern sculptures returned to the grounds after 25 years away. Through September 3. Info, 583-5832. Bundy Modern in Waitsfield. SPRING SHOW: Paintings by members of the Vermont Watercolor Society. Through June 2. Info, 496-6682. Festival Gallery in Waitsfield.

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‘1968: THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING’: Prints, photographs, videos, paintings and sculpture from the mid-1960s through the early 1970s that reflect some of the more visible divisions within the art world of the turbulent era. ‘JUST KIDS: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE NICHOLAS GIFT’: Photographs of children drawn from every corner of the globe and representing a broad spectrum of social and economic circumstances. Through August 12. Info, 443-5007. Middlebury College Museum of Art. BONNIE BAIRD: “Where to Land,” oil paintings of the Vermont landscape. Through June 10. Info, 877-2173. Northern Daughters in Vergennes.

its tremendous upheavals, from the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

‘A COMMON THREAD: STITCHES AND STORIES FROM FIBER ARTISTS NEAR AND FAR’: Fiber works by Northeast Kingdom artists. Through July 28. Info, 334-1966. MAC Center for the Arts Gallery in Newport.

cratic National Convention in Chicago to sea changes in the definitions of art. Curated by Middlebury students Maddie Hampton and Sophie Taylor, the exhibition also offers a glimpse into how the rural a print by Robert Rauschenberg. DARYL STORRS: “Impressions,” block prints of the Vermont landscape by the Huntington artist. Through May 31. Info, 458-0098. Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls. ‘FISH & FEATHER’: Wildlife paintings by Nick Mayer and bird carvings by Gary M. Starr. Through July 1. Info, 238-6607. Art on Main in Bristol. ‘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. JOHN CROSS: “American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist,” whimsical wood carvings by the Middlebury College alum. Through July 8. Info, 388-2117. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury. KILEIGH HANNAH: “Halcyon Days,” nature-inspired abstract paintings by the Colchester artist, whose preferred media include traditional acrylic, graphite, table salt and home-grown sodium borate crystals. Through July 29. Info, 917-686-1292. Steven Jupiter Gallery in Middlebury. LIZ HOAG: “Tranquility,” landscape paintings of the Maine outdoors. Through May 31. Info, 989-7419. Edgewater Gallery on the Green in Middlebury. ‘OUR LIVING PLANET’: An exhibition designed to raise awareness for environmental protection and care of our living planet. Through June 3. Info, Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes. PAT LAFFIN: “SOLO unaccompanied,” altered artworks and assemblage by the prodigious collector of 18th- and 19th-century ephemera and antique papers. Through June 8. Info, 453-6309. Tourterelle in New Haven.


RICHARD W. BROWN: “The Last of the Hill Farms: Echoes of Vermont’s Past,” black-and-white photographs documenting the state’s fading way of rural life. Through June 23. Info, 388-4964. Vermont Folklife Center 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. DAVID FIFIELD: “Head in the Clouds,” recent abstract paintings. Through June 29. Info, 247-4956. Brandon Artists Guild. NINA DUBOIS: “Hold Me, Pet Me, I’m Crying About Something,” recent works that combine flash poetry, paint and reclaimed materials. Through June 9. Info, 468-1013. Castleton University Bank Gallery in Rutland. STUDENT ART EXHIBIT: Works by more than 300 area students, from preschool through 12th grade. Through June 2. Info, 775-0356. Chaffee Art Center in Rutland.

champlain islands/northwest ‘SPIRIT OF PLACE’: An exhibition featuring Nori Pepe’s “Carving Out Place” series of prints and Kate Pond’s “Flying Kites.” Through June 3. Info, 355-2150. GreenTARA Space in North Hero.

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‘AIR WORKS’: An exhibit that explores the properties of air and the science behind its everyday use and includes a 3D air maze, hover table, chain-reaction machine, paper airplane launcher and air-operated bottle organ. Through September 3. Info, 649-2200. Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich.


ELIZABETH NELSON: “Symbolic Landscapes From The Book of Changes,” oil paintings based on the Chinese oracular text. Through June 18. Info, 525-3366. Parker Pie Co. in West Glover. ‘LOCKED DOWN! KEYED IN! LOCKED OUT! KEYED UP!’: An exhibition examining the long human relationship to the lock and key, its elegant design and philosophies and practices of securing, safeguarding, imprisoning, escaping and safecracking throughout the ages. Through April 30, 2019. Info, The Museum of Everyday Life in Glover. RICHARD BROWN: Black-and-white photographs of nostalgic Vermont landscapes and people. Through December 31. Info, 748-2372. Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury. ROBERT MANNING: “12 x 12,” a series of 35 drawings from the Danville artist’s life and memory. Through June 2. Info, 748-0158. Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery 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. BRUCE CAMPBELL: “Thinking the Cosmos: Kinetic Sculpture,” intricate wire sculpture inspired by Alexander Calder. Through June 24. Info, 251-8290. Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts in Brattleboro. ‘HOPE AND HAZARD: A COMEDY OF EROS’: A group exhibition curated by American artist Eric Fischl featuring approximately 65 artists and more than 80 paintings, photographs, works on paper and




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sculptures selected from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. ‘MADE IN VERMONT’: A group exhibition of new and recently completed paintings, works on paper and sculpture by Vermont artists. Through November 25. ‘THE SOLACE OF AMNESIA’: More than 30 paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculpture by some 25 artists that address human alienation from the natural environment, curated by artist Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe. Through November 25. Info, 952-1056. Hall Art Foundation in Reading.


‘BRIGHT IDEAS’: An exhibition exploring collaboration, innovation and legacy, featuring works by Seline Skoug, Barbara Sarvis, Melissa Richard, Nate Massari, Patty Smith, Michael Smoot and Misa Chappell. Through July 13. Info, 442-0713. The Lightning Jar in Bennington. TIMOTHY GREENFIELD-SANDERS: “Identity: The Women’s List,” large-format portraiture exploring the concept of identity in contemporary American culture. Through June 24. Info, 362-1405. Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.

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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. Through June 15. Info, 498-8438. White River Gallery @ BALE in South Royalton. CARRIE CAOUETTE-DE LALLO: “Common Objects & Uncommon Places,” a selection of acrylics on paper and landscapes from the artist’s travels through the United States, Portugal and Spain. Through June 30. Info, 685-2188. Chelsea Public Library.

JAN FOWLER: “Reverence,” landscape paintings of Vermont, New England, Europe, Florida and the American Southwest by the Randolph artist. Through June 28. Info, 889-9404. Tunbridge Public Library in Tunbridge Village.

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RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER: “Unstable Presence,” a major survey of the Montréal-based artist’s work over the past 18 years that brings together 21 pieces, including several large-scale immersive installations. Through September 9. Info, 514-8476232. Montréal Museum of Contemporary Art. m

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‘FROM AFRICA TO THE AMERICAS: FACE-TO-FACE PICASSO, PAST AND PRESENT’: An exhibition using milestones in the life of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and in history to explore the close relationship between the Spanish master and the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, with a focus on the trajectory of changing attitudes. ‘HERE WE ARE HERE: BLACK CANADIAN CONTEMPORARY ART’: Works by 11 contemporary artists who use a variety of disciplines to challenge preconceived notions of blackness in Canada. Through September 16. Info, 514-2852000. Montréal Museum of Fine Arts.


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‘PASSAGES’: A community-sourced exhibition of works relating to change in a range of mediums. Through June 16. Info, 728-9878. Chandler Gallery in Randolph.


‘DARTMOUTH INFLUENCE’: Works by 11 Dartmouth College-affiliated women artists: Virginia Beahan, Jennifer Caine, Kari Cholnoky, Louise Hamlin, Karolina Kawiaka, Stina Köhnke, Hannah Olivia Nelson, Colleen Randall, Christina Seely, Esmé Thompson and Zenovia Toloudi. Through June 30. f EDWARD KOREN: “Bearing Witness,” lithographs from the celebrated New Yorker cartoonist’s “Thinking About Extinction” series. Reception and artist talk: Sunday, June 3, 4-5 p.m. Through June 16. Info, 767-9670. BigTown Gallery in Rochester.



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t’s a crime the makers of Loving Pablo didn’t save a place for Al Pacino in its cast. Could one conceive of a more fitting cherry to top a telenovela sundae made with one scoop The Godfather and one scoop Scarface, topped with Donnie Brasco sprinkles and tasty chunks of Carlito’s Way? I think not. Written and directed by Fernando León de Aranoa (Sabina), the picture is based on the 2007 memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar by Virginia Vallejo, the cartel founder’s longtime mistress. It’s a rollicking Day-Glo rise-and-fall-athon that cuts its crime with blood-soaked camp. And who better to bring the Bill Gates of Blow back to life than screen psychopath par excellence Javier Bardem? The Oscar winner, who’s dreamed of making a movie about Escobar for decades, also serves as producer. For the first time, Bardem and real-life spouse Penélope Cruz play romantic leads. Cruz portrays Vallejo, one of Colombia’s best-known journalists and TV personalities when she found herself invited to a star-studded party on Escobar’s estate in 1981.


The film opens with her recalling the magic moment when the larger-than-life drug lord, who’d amassed billions in a few years, took a select group of guests on a tour of his private savanna. She recalls her awe at the sight of elephants, giraffes and hippos roaming the vast expanse. Despite knowing Escobar was married and had young children, Vallejo promptly fell under his spell. As de Aranoa quickly makes clear, the zoo’s occupants weren’t the only animals on the premises. Bardem portrays Escobar as a volatile combination of entrepreneurial genius and ruthless ambition. He happily hams it up, taking the viewer through often-unfamiliar chapters of the narco-terrorist’s life. His stint as a member of the Colombian Congress, for example. Cunningly, Escobar secured his power base by helping the poor when no one else in the government could be bothered. The script juggles the time line a bit but accurately recounts Escobar’s use of his influence, authority and personal fortune to build homes and soccer fields, and even bring water and electricity to impoverished parts of the country. When Escobar wasn’t making like Mother Teresa, of course, his professional style could be reminiscent of Tony Montana. Yes, the film has a chain saw scene. And, yes,

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there’s memorable stuff involving a jungleskimming helicopter. The mountains of coke go without saying. But Escobar didn’t get to be the richest criminal in history without a few tricks all his own. Loving Pablo gives us some of the gangster’s greatest hits. Several merit a place alongside the most iconic moments in mob cinema. There’s the broad-daylight drug drop by a jetliner that lands on a highway. There’s Escobar’s solution to judicial persecution: paying street kids to shoot police officers and judges. There’s the palatial prison the government allowed him to build, with a bar, Jacuzzi, waterfall and soccer field. He felt obliged to break out of it anyway.

Cruz is given relatively little to do, aside from glamming up the proceedings and handling voice-over duties. It’s Bardem’s show and, while he won’t be taking home any new award-season hardware, he does studied, eminently watchable work. His prosthetic gut, kinky wig and fake neck fat, by contrast, could well draw best special effects consideration. “El Padrino,” the people called Escobar. The godfather. Bardem’s passion project hits streaming services next month. You might not wind up loving Pablo, exactly, but his story’s a killer. Even without Pacino. RI C K KI S O N AK





Solo: A Star Wars Story ★★★


n the original Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) was the wisecracking sidekick who stole the show, earning the status of beloved main character in the sequels. So it’s no surprise that, for its second “Star Wars Story” (a stand-alone film within the franchise’s continuity), Disney chose to explore the early life of everyone’s favorite smart-ass space smuggler. A viewer who’s been in carbon freeze since 1977 might expect a grittier story than this one, in which the once-amoral Solo is mostly a good guy. As for whether Alden Ehrenreich can replicate the dangerous, hotshot charisma of the young Ford — well, don’t hope for miracles. Trying to imitate the eyebrow waggles, Ehrenreich looks more like Benicio del Toro, but that doesn’t stop him from giving a perfectly likable performance in this shaggydog space opera. Fans of the directing team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie), who left the project over creative differences, may lament that their goofier, more freewheeling version will never see the screen. As finished and reshot by Ron Howard, however, Solo is still more (intentionally) comedic than Star Wars ever was under George Lucas’ reign, with a jaunty irreverence that fans of “Firefly” will recognize. Solo has the episodic quality of a TV series, too. While there’s plenty of plot, much

LAUGH IT UP, FUZZBALL Ehrenreich and Suotamo play one of science fiction’s best-loved buddy duos in Howard’s funny stand-alone flick.

of it simply serves to facilitate the obligatory action set pieces and callbacks to other films, and the climax isn’t particularly nail-biting. We follow Han from his humble beginnings as a thieving street urchin through a stint as a grunt in the Imperial Army — where he meets his own sidekick, Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) — to the crew of master criminal Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson). After their first heist takes an ugly turn, Han and Beckett must complete a second, seem-

ingly impossible one or face the wrath of a crime boss (Paul Bettany). Everything involving the banter between Han and Chewie is a delight, as is the rivalry between Han and the dapper Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), whose ship, the Millennium Falcon, the crew needs to complete the job. The movie is at its best when it’s just about the one-upping maneuvers of interstellar con men (and women, and various nonhumans).

But everything involving Han’s childhood sweetheart (Emilia Clarke), who’s supposed to provide the story with an emotional arc, feels patchy and unrealized. While it’s nice to see a morally ambiguous female character in Star Wars, one gets the sense that this one is still on the drawing board. The film’s haircuts evoke the disco era, and some of its production design harks back to World War II (one of Lucas’ cultural touchstones). Yet Solo is very much 21st-century Star Wars, full of plucky underdogs and ragtag freedom fighters (as opposed to the organized forces of the Rebellion). Even the droids get in on self-determination; Phoebe Waller-Bridge contributes a hilarious voiceover as L3-37, who preaches liberation with the breathless enthusiasm of a recently “woke” undergrad. Star Wars movies have never before broached the idea that their sentient hunks of metal might have rights, but why not? The droids have always been among the most engaging cast members, perhaps because they aren’t saddled with the weight of all that Joseph Campbell mythology. Neither is Han Solo. But, in a blockbuster landscape filled with snarky daredevils (Deadpool, Tony Stark and Star-Lord, to name just three from the flicks this one is currently competing with), he simply isn’t the draw he used to be. MARGO T HARRI S O N



NEW IN THEATERS ACTION POINT: Johnny Knoxville plays a daredevil who starts his own theme park in this comedy from prolific TV director Tim Kirkby (“Brockmire,” “Fleabag”). With Brigitte Lundy-Paine and Johnny Pemberton. (85 min, R. Essex, Majestic) ADRIFT: In the wake of a hurricane, two avid sailors (Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin) find themselves stranded in the Pacific in this factbased romantic survival tale. Baltasar Kormákur (Everest) directed. (120 min, PG-13. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace) ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE: Matthew Miele’s documentary traces the history of New York’s hotel for the jet set. Woody Allen, George Clooney, Wes Anderson and others appear. (92 min, PG-13. Palace) BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES: Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones and other luminaries appear in Sophie Huber’s documentary about the past and present of the classic jazz label. (85 min, NR. Roxy)


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DEADPOOL 2HH1/2 Ryan Reynolds returns as the “merc with a mouth” in the sequel to the spoofy Marvel hit, in which Deadpool must assemble a gang of mutants to protect a young boy with supernatural powers. With Josh Brolin as the heavy, Morena Baccarin and Zazie Beetz. David Leitch (Atomic Blonde) directed. (119 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 5/23)

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LIFE OF THE PARTYH1/2 Melissa McCarthy plays a longtime homemaker who goes back to college alongside her own daughter in this comedy that the star cowrote with her husband, Ben Falcone, who also directed. Gillian Jacobs, Debby Ryan and Julie Bowen costar. (105 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 5/16) POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORDHHH Wim Wenders’ documentary follows the pope around the world, exploring his vision of the Church and the messages he brings to the needy. (96 min, PG) RBGHHH1/2 This documentary from directors Julie Cohen (American Veteran) and Betsy West explores the life and work of 84-year-old U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (98 min, PG) SHOW DOGSHH Miss Congeniality … with talking dogs? A police Rottweiler (voiced by Ludacris) goes undercover as a show dog in this family comedy directed by Raja Gosnell (The Smurfs). With Will Arnett, Alan Cumming, Stanley Tucci and Natasha Lyonne. (92 min, PG) SOLO: A STAR WARS STORYHHH Disney’s stand-alone Star Wars movies continue with this blast from the past, in which a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) explores the galaxy’s criminal underworld and meets his buddies Chewbacca (Joonas Suotano) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). Ron Howard directed. (135 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 5/30)

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AVENGERS: INFINITY WARHHH1/2 Marvel’s master-narrative comes to a head as the Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to protect the Infinity Stones from villainous Thanos (Josh Brolin). Starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt and the rest of the usual gang. Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War) directed. (149 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 5/2)

BREAKING INHH1/2 Gabrielle Union plays a mother who must protect her kids from home invaders in this thriller from director James McTeigue (The Raven). With Billy Burke and Richard Cabral. (88 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 5/16)


THE RIDER: A young rodeo cowboy (Brady Jandreau) must reevaluate his life after being seriously injured in this acclaimed drama from writer-director Chloé Zhao (Songs My Brothers Taught Me), in which non-professional actors re-create events that happened to them. With Jim Jandreau and Lily Jandreau. (104 min, R. Savoy)

BOOK CLUBHH1/2 Reading 50 Shades of Grey somehow revolutionizes the lives of four friends in this comedy from first-time director Bill Holderman, starring Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen. (104 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 5/23)



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lution in your own efforts, Aries: a rise from humble placement and modest appreciation to a more interesting fate and greater approval. The astrological omens suggest that you have more power than usual to make this happen in the coming weeks and months.


On February 17, 1869, Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleyev had an appointment with a local cheesemaking company to provide his expert consultation. But he never made it. A blast of inspiration overtook him soon after he awoke, and he stayed home to tend to the blessed intrusion. He spent that day as well as the next two perfecting his vision of the periodic table of the elements, which he had researched and thought about for a long time. Science was forever transformed by Mendeleyev’s breakthrough. I doubt your epiphanies in the coming weeks will have a similar power to remake the whole world, Gemini. But they could very well remake your world. When they arrive, honor them. Feed them. Give them enough room to show you everything they’ve got.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): Ninety-five percent of your fears have little or no objective validity. Some are delusions generated by the neurotic parts of your imagination. Others are delusions you’ve absorbed from the neurotic spew of other people’s imaginations. What I’ve just told you is both bad news and good news. On the one hand, it’s a damn shame you feel so much irrational and unfounded anxiety. On the other hand, hearing my assertion that so much of it is irrational and unfounded might mobilize you to free yourself from its grip. I’m pleased to inform you that the coming weeks will be an excellent time to wage a campaign to do just that. June can and should be Fighting for Your Freedom From Fear Month. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): During the next four

weeks, I’ll celebrate if you search for and locate experiences that will heal the part of your heart that’s still a bit broken. My sleep at night will be extra deep and my dreams extra sweet if I know you’re drumming up practical support for your feisty ideals. I’ll literally jump for joy if you hunt down new teachings that will ultimately ensure you start making a daring dream come true in 2019. And my soul will soar if you gravitate toward the mindexpanding kind of hedonism rather than the mind-shrinking variety.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Dear Oracle: I find myself in the weird position of trying to decide between doing the good thing and doing the right thing. If I opt to emphasize sympathy and kindness, I may look like an eagerto-please wimp with shaky principles. But if I push hard for justice and truth, I may seem rude and insensitive. Why is it so challenging to have integrity? —Vexed Libra.” Dear Libra: My advice is to avoid the all-or-nothing approach. Be willing to be half good and half right. Sometimes the highest forms of integrity require you to accept imperfect solutions. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You have waited long enough to retaliate against your adversaries. It’s high time to stop simmering with frustration and resentment. Take direct action! I suggest you arrange to have a box of elephant poop shipped to their addresses. You can order it here: Just kidding! I misled you with the preceding statements. It would, in fact, be a mistake for you to express such vulgar revenge. Here’s the truth: Now is an excellent time to seek retribution against those who have opposed you, but the best ways to do that would be by proving them wrong, surpassing their accomplishments and totally forgiving them. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Market-

ing experts say that motivating a person to say yes to a big question is more likely if you first build momentum by asking them smaller questions to which it’s easy to say yes. I encourage you to adopt this slant for your own purposes in the coming weeks. It’s prime time

to extend invitations and make requests that you’ve been waiting for the right moment to risk. People whom you need on your side will, I suspect, be more receptive than usual — and with good reason — but you may still have to be smoothly strategic in your approach.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I bet you’ll be offered at least one valuable gift and possibly more. But I’m concerned that you may not recognize them for their true nature. So I’ve created an exercise to enhance your ability to identify and claim these gifts-in-disguise. Please ruminate on the following concepts: 1. a pain that can heal, 2. a shadow that illuminates, 3. an unknown or anonymous ally, 4. a secret that nurtures intimacy, 5. a power akin to underground lightning, 6. an invigorating boost disguised as tough love. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): When I was

a kid attending elementary schools in the American Midwest, recess was a core part of my educational experience. For 45 minutes each day, we were excused from our studies so we could indulge in free-form play — outdoors, if the weather was nice, or else in the gymnasium. But in recent years, schools in the U.S. have shrunk the time allotted for recess. Many schools have eliminated it altogether. Don’t they understand that this is harmful to the social, emotional and physical health of their students? In any case, Aquarius, I hope you move in the opposite direction during the coming weeks. You need more than your usual quota of time away from the grind. More fun and games, please! More messing around and merriment! More recess!

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): For many years, actor Mel Blanc provided the voice for Bugs Bunny, a cartoon character who regularly chowed down on raw carrots. But Blanc himself did not like raw carrots. In a related matter, actor John Wayne, who pretended to be a cowboy and horseman in many movies, did not like horses. And according to his leading ladies, charismatic macho film hunk Harrison Ford is not even close to being an expert kisser. What about you, Pisces? Is your public image in alignment with your true self? If there are discrepancies, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to make corrections.


Leonardo da Vinci’s painting the “Mona Lisa” as “the most visited, most written about, most sung about, most parodied work of art in the world.” It hasn’t been sold recently, but is estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Today it’s kept in the world-renowned Louvre museum in Paris, where it’s viewed by millions of art lovers. But for years after its creator’s death, it enjoyed little fanfare while hanging in the bathroom of the French King Francois. I’d love to see a similar evo-

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): These days, many films use CGI, computer generated imagery. The technology is sophisticated and efficient. But in the early days of its use, producing such realistic fantasies was painstaking and time intensive. For example, Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film Jurassic Park featured four minutes of CGI that required a year to create. I hope that in the coming weeks, you will summon equivalent levels of old-school tenacity and persistence and attention to detail as you devote yourself to a valuable task that you love. Your passion needs an infusion of discipline. Don’t be shy about grunting.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Everyone has a unique fate that’s interesting enough to write a book about. Each of us has at least one epic story to tell that would make people cry and laugh and adjust their thoughts about the meaning of life. What would your saga be like? Think about what’s unfolding right now, because I bet that would be a ripe place to start your meditations. The core themes of your destiny are currently on vivid display, with new plot twists taking your drama in novel directions. Want to get started? Compose the first two sentences of your memoir.


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NORTH AVE. AND BEYOND You looked at my apartment for rent, and we briefly chatted in the driveway. Then you were gone! Are you new to the area? Coffee or drinks on me. :) When: Saturday, May 19, 2018. Where: North Ave. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914364 SWIMMER ALBUM RELEASE PARTY You were a groovy, brown-bearded hottie tottie, and I was a blond dancing queen in the front row. We connected. And it was magic. Who the hell are you? When: Friday, May 11, 2018. Where: Nectar’s. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914363 RE: IN PLIEN AIR Is this the special nurse whose green eyes mesmerize me? The one person I tried to help the most whom I really miss? The person who made me laugh the most and smile and only kept me on the good path? I miss someone Sweaty who was slow on a typewriter. If so, reach out. :) When: Saturday, May 12, 2018. Where: around. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914362 PLENITUDE If you’re who I think you are, these hands you’ve dreamed of would love to explore you as we come together and I give you the kindest cut of all. Are you ready, on the table or elsewhere? When: Saturday, May 12, 2018. Where: Pine St. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914361 BACON Talked about bacon. You single? Let’s met up and share a BLT? Let’s have a drink? When: Friday, May 4, 2018. Where: Shaw’s. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914347

LEAN-TO, WIND TUBE Cute barista giving my friend and me some much-needed caffeine. Clearly needed it that a.m. Me: blonde in red pants taking a quick work break. You: hipster-esque with beard, looking great behind the bar, serving delicious java. Up to try a lean-to or a wind tube sometime with you. When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Where: Onyx Tonics Specialty Coffee. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914360 IN PLEIN AIR You’ve saved me more than once. I didn’t see you until it hit me all at once, and now you’re stuck in my brain. I feel like forgetting myself to live in a parallel reality; I’ve dreamed of your hands. I’d climb on top of that table and let you cut right through me. When: Saturday, May 12, 2018. Where: Pine St. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914359 RITE AID REALNESS We chatted about our allergies. You described your sneezing and nose blowing. I was hurried and not giving the greatest eye contact, but I noticed your wink when I went to leave. You seem like a pretty cool cat (though I’m allergic). Let’s go for a walk sometime when you’re not working — if the pollen’s not too bad, that is. When: Thursday, May 10, 2018. Where: Rite Aid, Cherry St. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914358 PHILADELPHIA! I was having a hell of a time trying to find a spot, and I pulled over to ask you if you knew of anywhere that was OK to park. You weren’t from around here, but our exchange (twice) was the high point of what had become a stressful afternoon. Thanks for that! :) When: Friday, May 11, 2018. Where: North End?. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914357 BAREFOOT BEAUTY BY THE WATERFRONT I walked by you while taking my dog on a walk. I assume you were headed to watch the sunset out by the lake. You’re beautiful from head to toe, and I’d love to watch the sunset on the water with you sometime, if you’d like. When: Thursday, May 10, 2018. Where: downtown Burlington. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914356 GARDENER’S SUPPLY GUY, KALEIDOSCOPE EYES We locked eyes across the ferns, and for a moment time stopped. Maybe you were just smiling at my LBD (little black dog), but my heart skipped a beat when you stopped to pet him. You left with what you thought you needed, — two rectangular saucers — but you forgot my number. When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Where: Williston. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914355 PRETTY AND NICE That was super cool to give me a wristband. Thanks for making my day. That green is called Claytonia, or miner’s lettuce. When: Saturday, May 5, 2018. Where: Waking Windows. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914349

NEW MEXO Party? I picked you up and, as usual, I was shy. What started out as a random idea for a girl I had a crush on flourished through my darkest days. I will never forget the moment you scooted up behind me and wrapped your arms around me while I played guitar on the couch. When: Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Where: Montpelier. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914354 GORGEOUS REDHEAD TELLER AT BANK Our eyes meet, we both smirk and we both read each other’s minds every time. We’re both taken, but the heat is real. “There’s never enough time in a day!” was the last thing I said to you today, so please find my cell number and text me FWB yes or no. Let’s turn the heat up and lock those smirks. Hope you see this. When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Where: North Ave. bank (you know which one). You: Woman. Me: Man. #914353


Lately I have received letters from college firstyear students concerned about how their romantic relationships will fare over the summer break. Some of them plan to study abroad or do an internship in a new city. Others plan to go home but are worried because their partner’s hometown isn’t close by. “Should we just break up?” one of them asked. “What if one person wants to keep dating over the summer and the other wants their freedom?”


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DAMN, BRITTY, YOU’RE PRETTY Of course we met in anatomy! Those blue eyes, glasses and curly hair sure caught my eye! Strangers at first, a friendship that’s a blast. You said yes and became my girl pretty fast, but here’s the best for last: I love you, boo. We’re going to make it last! When: Thursday, May 3, 2018. Where: on the corner. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #914351 THANKS, MOTORCYCLE GUY! My son and I were having a really rough day after a really rough night and still needed to run errands. It ended with me dragging my screaming kid out of the bank. You yelled words of encouragement from your motorcycle while smoking a cig. We really needed that. Thank you! When: Monday, May 7, 2018. Where: NEFCU. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914350 ESSEX ANTIQUE SHOW You bought a beautiful salt-glazed jug from me at the show and said that it’s going to sit next to your woodstove in Stowe. I think we should hang out. Let me know if you agree. Thanks! When: Sunday, May 6, 2018. Where: Essex Antique Show. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914348 WOMAN WITH SON, BARRE HANNAFORD’S We both arrived at the same time. You were wearing black jeans and a white shirt. You had blondish-colored hair, and you were with your son, who was wearing glasses. We made eye contact several times while inside the store. I let you back out of your parking spot. You were driving a Ford Fusion. When: Thursday, May 3, 2018. Where: Hannaford, Barre. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914346 FUTURE ARCHITECT You are a future architect. The most beautiful woman of all to give interview and application. I should have inquired! When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Where: Muddy Waters. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914345 FIRE IN THE FROZEN AISLE You were in the freezer section near the bread. I walked toward you, and we looked at each other twice. I walked past you in a pink hoodie. I regret that our paths didn’t cross again as I hoped they would, but that was it. Thanks for the moment, whoever you are. Here’s hoping for second chances. When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Where: Costco. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914344

Dear Summer Lovers,

For college students in romantic relationships, summer can present a real conundrum. You’ll no longer be just a dorm away or see each other regularly in class. So keeping the feels going will take more effort. You might wonder: Is it worth it? There are inherent risks in parting ways. Sometimes absence does not make the heart grow fonder. It’s easy to get jealous when exes resurface and you’re not included in what’s going on. Studying abroad poses other challenges. One of you will be in a whirlwind of new experiences, while the other will not. You won’t even be in the same time zone. If maintaining and even strengthening your bond is what you both want, however, communication is key. (As always!) Establish boundaries and expectations before you go on break. Respect the fact that your partner had a life before you, and don’t get jealous when she or he hangs out with old friends. Give each other the benefit of the doubt. If possible, plan a trip to visit each other. Otherwise, stay on the radar by making each other part of your week or day. There are so many ways to stay in touch: texting, FaceTime, instant messaging and the good old telephone. You could also set up Skype dates or plan to watch the same movie, read the same book or gaze at the same full moon. But staying in regular touch doesn’t mean talking every minute, and overdoing it might come across as clingy. Even if you obsess over your sweetheart more than you’d care to admit, stay cool and enjoy the break. Summer is short. Try to make it sweet!



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