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ptics matter. That’s the lesson the Burlington Police Department learned after nine officers visited a slavery museum and lynching memorial in Alabama late last month. The city-sponsored trip was part of the department’s implicit bias training, according to Chief Brandon del Pozo. But the officer who oversees and manages that training, Lt. Justin Couture, has come under fire for a clothing choice he made on the trip. A photo the department posted to Facebook on June 26 shows Couture wearing a T-shirt with imagery associated with Blue Lives Matter, a pro-law enforcement movement launched in reLt. Justin Couture in sponse to Black Lives Montgomery, Ala. Matter’s anti-police brutality campaign.  The back of Couture’s shirt features a black-and-white American flag with a thin blue line replacing one of the stripes, a symbol traditionally used to express law enforcement solidarity. The imagery gained notoriety when white nationalists hoisted Blue Lives Matter flags at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va.  Across the top of Couture’s shirt appear the words “Vermont Center for Responder Wellness,” while “Got Your Back” is written vertically in blue and white lettering. When challenged on Facebook, the department explained that the center helps responders cope with trauma suffered on the job and distributes the shirts for free at its yoga classes. 

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[Re Off Message: “‘Did You Just Swear at Me?’ Bodycam Captured Violent Encounter With Burlington Cop,” July 3]: Frankly, I am appalled that a “trained” police officer behaved in the same manner a punk or hoodlum behaves when challenged — in this case, by an old, out-of-shape, fat man who, even if his punch landed, would have done little harm. Police officers are trained just as we at the hospital are trained in MOAB (management of aggressive behavior) techniques and other tension-reducing measures. Officer Cory Campbell, it seems to me, lost his temper, and an individual with a temper should certainly not be a police officer! I expect the union to stick up for one of their own, but I think they would be wise to get rid of this particular officer before he loses his temper again. At the very least, they should help the officer prepare for the next threatening situation. Daniel Curtin


Curtin is a nurse at the University of Vermont Medical Center.


Kudos to Dan Bolles for his cover story “Unreal Genius” [June 19]. Although some may downplay Matt Benedetto’s “almost useless” creations as silly or frivolous, his Chindogu approach to invention is being taught at engineering and business schools! Why? Because Chindogu disrupts conventional mindsets, encourages design anarchy and feeds creative problem solving. At Champlain College, we assign a Chindogu project in one of our management and innovation courses. Students enjoy the teamwork, creative challenges and “thinking with their hands” as they build their projects. Make no mistake: Designing a successful Chindogu creation poses a significant challenge! Chindogu objects must bridge the paradox of being both ingenious and farcical. Working in this unsettling gray zone is what shakes up conventional linear thinking and stimulates innovation. Chindogu also promotes design integrity. The best examples, like Benedetto’s, are well conceived and engineered. Along with their absurd functionality, they must have visual appeal and carry catchy “brand names.” (Kenji Kawakami’s book


are homeless for all sorts of reasons, but a lot of those reasons are under the heading “trouble functioning in the culture.” That dysfunction often involves mental health. As Derek Brouwer reports, the best minds in the business do their best but are ultimately frustrated about what to do with Veronica Lewis and how to protect and make Darryl Montague whole. As a society, we have an endless list of difficult issues to address. Mental health seems to be way down that list. It’s not a subject that is rewarding for politicians and policy makers to wade into — and it is even often avoided by the people it affects, which I guess, in one way or another, is all of us.


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documents more than 200 of them!) And, as your article emphasizes, Chindogu is just plain fun! Researchers report a strong correlation between playfulness and heightened creativity. Play allows our minds to wander and gives our freewheeling subconscious brains a chance to engage and pose the what-if questions that can fuel fresh insights. Hopefully your excellent profile of Benedetto will inspire readers to support and celebrate the disruptive (and sometimes quirky!) thinking that has built Burlington’s national reputation as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. Joseph O’Grady


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to be “incompatible with residential use” or, in plain English, too noisy to be safe to live in. The air force acknowledges it could take up to four years to provide noise remediation to all those homes. I asked Bernie’s Senate office where those families would live while waiting for “remediation.” They had no answer. 3. Science denial. Bernie rails against those who do not believe the established science of climate change, but he prefers to not accept the air force’s own established science on the devastating effect of noise on residents near F-35 bases. The science does not support Bernie’s predetermined view, so he denies it. To recap, Bernie supports the militaryindustrial complex he rails against, he supports the loss of affordable homes, and he is a science denier. We can do better. John Floyd


Gun control is not the only subject on which Bernie Sanders tries to have it both ways [“Stickin’ to His Guns?” June 26]. Here are three more. 1. In June 27’s debate, Bernie said the Democrats need a candidate with “the guts to take on the military-industrial complex.” Yet Bernie supports the F-35 strike fighter project, the most expensive weapons system in history. The only proven value of the F-35 so far is to create “yuge” profits for Lockheed Martin. 2. Bernie gives lip service to supporting affordable housing. The easiest way to maintain an affordable housing base is to not destroy existing affordable homes. The U.S. Air Force’s career scientists report that the F-35 will cause more than 1,000 homes



[Re “How Veronica Lewis Went From Jail to a Mental Hospital — and Back Again,” June 26]: So many informed, powerful voices limn Veronica Lewis’ story, and the end result is frustration and uncertainty. It’s the narrative for anyone who interacts with the mental health system, which is still sort of medicine’s, the culture’s and government’s unloved family member. One comment, just telling it like it is: Mental Health Commissioner Sarah Squirrell’s department is set up to treat shortterm illnesses and return individuals to the community. This is public policy since, what, the 1970s or ’80s? Right about the time homelessness started to climb. People

Last week’s review of Ian Steinberg’s album Guidance mischaracterized the cause of death of a friend of the artist. It was a drug overdose. Last week’s WTF, “Why Can’t We Redeem the Deposits Listed on All Beverage Containers?” misstated who receives the state-mandated 3.5- to 4-cent handling fee. That fee ultimately goes to the retailer or redemption center to cover their cost of taking back those empty recyclables. Last week’s Fair Game column misstated the Scott administration’s directives on spending. Agency and department heads were directed to plan for reducing an anticipated budget gap over the next five years. Finally, last week’s “Campfire Cooking” story misstated the date of Suzanne Podhaizer’s first cooking class, which will be held July 28. It also mischaracterized her purchase from Last Resort Farm. Podhaizer purchased the salad greens, not the nectarine, from the farm.


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Perfectly Marvelous Lost Nation Theater performers transport Montpelier audience members to Weimar-era Germany with a big and bold production of Cabaret. Centered on a 1920s Berlin nightclub, the show, which features such well-known numbers as “Willkommen” and “Money,” addresses themes of bigotry, ignorance and hedonism. Local theater artist Taryn Noelle choreographs — and stars as Sally Bowles. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 52


Mint Condition In keeping with a tradition started in 1971, more than 100 vendors set up shop on the quaint Craftsbury Common for the Antiques & Uniques Festival. Live folk musicians and roaming buskers set a merry mood as browsers get their hands on everything from jewelry and collectibles to woodwork and pottery. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 55


BERRY NICE Would summer in Vermont be complete without berry picking? Friends and families get their fill of ripe red fruit at Cabot Smith Farm’s Strawberry Festival. In addition to snagging sunkissed strawberries, activities and attractions include vendors, wagon rides, baked goods, barbecue bites, and a beer and wine tent. Live music by Barry Hayes carries through the air during this summertime celebration.


Stories Intertwined Set in 1980s Chicago and present-day Paris, Rebecca Makkai’s 2018 novel, The Great Believers, follows two characters in their respective experiences with the AIDS epidemic. The Windy City-based author reads from and discusses her Stonewall Book Award-winning page-turner at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier. Kelly Arbor of AIDS service organization Vermont CARES also speaks. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 60



Street Art When it comes to creativity, Vermont artists have a lot to offer. Downtown Waterbury is transformed into an outdoor gallery for Waterbury Arts Fest, the town’s signature summer event and fundraiser for Revitalizing Waterbury. The fun commences with the Friday Night Block Party — think food, beer and live music — and continues with Saturday’s street fair showcasing area artisans. SEE CALENDAR LISTINGS ON PAGES 54 AND 55


Family Film Picture this: A retired farmer embarks on a cross-country road trip with his jobless young granddaughter, and they both navigate major life transitions along the way. This is the premise of Farmer of the Year, a 2018 comedy-drama by Vermont directors Vince O’Connell and Kathy Swanson. A filmmaker Q&A follows screenings in Greensboro, Derby Line, Plainfield and Enosburg Falls. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 48


Taking Shape At the time of her death in 2011, Thetford artist Helen Matteson left behind more than 400 completed sketchbooks and more than 8,000 works on paper. “The Geometric Exercises of Helen Matteson,” an exhibition on view at BigTown Gallery in Rochester, showcases some of her minimalist geometric studies done in watercolor. Amy Lilly reviews the show. SEE REVIEW ON PAGE 74

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Prosecutor, Politician … Priest? Bram Kranichfeld pursues a higher calling


ram Kranichfeld was having a rough go of it in May 2017 when his pastor approached him with an unexpected proposition. “I said, ‘I think you’re called to be a priest,’” recalled Jeanne Finan, then the dean and rector of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, the Episcopal congregation in Burlington. “I just felt that Bram had the gifts.” Kranichfeld, a former Burlington city councilor and mayoral candidate, had recently been passed over for a position he’d long coveted: Chittenden County state’s attorney. Months before that, his father had died of mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer. As he grappled with professional adversity and familial tragedy, Kranichfeld pondered Finan’s suggestion. “I had been interested for years in exploring the ordained ministry,” he said. “But that was the first time in my life that I felt it was actually a viable option.” Kranichfeld decided to give it a shot. 12

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Last month, after a two-year trial “borderline atheist” father, he was raised period with the Episcopal Church, the in Dummerston and then Rye, N.Y. Reli39-year-old left his job as chief of the gion, he recalled, “was not a thing we did.” criminal division of the Vermont Attorney After graduating from the University of General’s Office. He plans to begin a master Chicago and Cornell Law School, Kranichof divinity program this fall feld found himself working at the Montréal Diocesan for a corporate law firm in Theological College. And New York City, specializin three years — with a little ing in securities, as well as bit of luck and, perhaps, a mergers and acquisitions. lot of prayer — the lawyer It was there that he had and ex-politician hopes to his first brushes with tragbecome an ordained priest edy and spirituality. His at a Vermont church. mother, who had joined “I think a lot of people the Episcopal Church years have a lot of dreams, and life earlier, was diagnosed AT TO R NE Y GE NE R AL gets in the way,” said Attorwith leukemia. At the time, T. J . D O NO VAN ney General T.J. Donovan, Kranichfeld was living and who served as Kranichfeld’s working in the financial boss for most of the past dozen years. “I district, and every day he walked by Trinity think it’s a rare and courageous thing that Church Wall Street, an Episcopal parish. somebody who is in the middle of a career “One day, I looked up at it and saw it as a follows his life’s calling.” hospital, a sanctuary,” he said. “So I walked Kranichfeld’s priestly path wasn’t preordained. Born to a Jewish mother and PROSECUTOR, POLITICIAN ... PRIEST? » P.14




At first, Burlington Police Officer Cory Campbell acted as a mediator. He stayed calm as Douglas Kilburn, a 54-year-old stroke victim, aired his frustrations with University of Vermont Medical Center security guards who wouldn’t let him visit his wife in the emergency room. Campbell’s bodycam footage of their March 11 encounter shows that the Burlington cop offered a solution: He’d escort Kilburn through the hospital.  The plan worked, and when Kilburn got to his wife’s bedside, he extended his hand to shake Campbell’s.  Campbell’s demeanor was much different when he encountered Kilburn again seven minutes later. Kilburn was inside his Buick SUV in the hospital’s ambulance bay, arguing again with a security guard.  Campbell yelled, “Shut the fuck up and leave! Go! They don’t want you here!”   Kilburn had been inching his car away from the hospital entrance. But he stopped and opened the door, triggering a violent altercation with the officer that left Kilburn with a broken jaw and fractured orbit bone.  He died three days later. Chief State Medical Examiner Steven Shapiro classified Kilburn’s death as a homicide and noted blunt force trauma as one of several factors that killed him, along with obesity, hypertension and diabetes. Bodycam video released July 3 seemed to confirm Campbell’s claim in previously reported arrest records that Kilburn took a swing as the officer tried to physically control him. It also showed how quickly the situation escalated once Campbell lost patience.  At a press conference the day the footage was released, representatives from the Burlington Police Officers’ Association said the video showed that Campbell punched Kilburn solely to protect himself.  “This is a simple case of selfdefense,” attorney Rich Cassidy said after offering a running commentary on the 35-minute video. “It’s obvious that Mr. Campbell should not be charged with any crime.”  But Kilburn’s uncle, Albert Kilburn, told Seven Days the footage shows that Campbell should be removed from law enforcement ranks.  “Douglas’ behavior is pretty much that of the nephew I knew,” Albert Kilburn wrote in an email. “Loud, annoying at times, and outspoken, and ready to stand-up for himself when the need to do so arises. Officer Campbell’s unwarranted vulgar provocation was a stand-up time that ultimately cost Douglas his very life.”  Contact:




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Vermont dairy farms, creating an environment where the estimated 1,500 migrant farmworkers struggle to feed themselves because a trip to buy groceries might land them in jail. According to Migrant Justice, that’s what happened on June 23 when a friend drove Ismael Mendez-Lopez, Mario Diaz-Aguilar and Ubertoni AguilarMontero from a nearby dairy farm to the Derby Walmart to shop and wire money to family in Mexico. A U.S. Border Patrol agent in an unmarked car spoke to them briefly in the parking lot, then followed them as they left. The agent later stopped the car and arrested the three men, who did not have immigration paperwork. The dairy workers are being held in a New Hampshire county jail under U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody pending deportation proceedings. A Border Patrol spokesperson said agents arrested the trio “based on information from a concerned citizen.” In arrest records, an agent wrote that the tipster reported “suspicious activity at a Walmart, possibly involving an illegal alien,” according to Migrant Justice. Last month’s arrests are strikingly similar to one at the same Walmart PLASTIC OR PAPERS?

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South Burlington is seeking federal funds to build a pedestrian bridge across Interstate 89 near busy Exit 14 West in order to ease commuting hazards. The plan nudged out a Vermonty option of installing gondolas to ferry people over the busy highway interchange at Route 2, also known as Williston Road. The $14 million bridge would be erected over the highway from the backside of University Mall to land near the parking lot at Staples Plaza. Ramps on both ends would bring the span close to the busy commuting corridor along Route 2, which connects Burlington and South Burlington.   The new bridge would be near the existing Route 2 bridge that ferries vehicles over the interstate. People walking or cycling across that span must cross heavy traffic where cars exit and enter the interstate, creating a hazard.  The city council voted to move forward with the grant application last month after a series of public meetings and consideration of various options.  “Gondolas are being used in a lot of places other than just ski areas,” explained South Burlington City Manager Kevin Dorn, “and it’s a way to span a long distance without having to have all the support structure necessary.” Although the idea “had a really cool Vermont feel to it,” paying for operators made it impractical, Dorn said.   The city also explored building the pedestrian bridge over the existing one, but that posed traffic and repair complications.  Both sides of the bridge would be on land located in South Burlington.  The city would use $3.4 million in Vermont tax increment financing money to pay its estimated 25 percent share of the cost. The remaining $10.6 million would come from a U.S. Department of Transportation grant. m Contact:


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in, and it pretty much changed my life.” He and Sheriffs, which coordinates the work reread the New Testament and, at 25, was of Vermont’s 28 county law-enforcement baptized into the church. offices. It didn’t take long for Kranichfeld to He returned to the Chittenden County realize that corporate law — and “getting prosecutor’s office two years later and, some guy another yacht” — wasn’t right when Donovan was elected AG in 2016, he for him. “I’ve made a lot of life decisions hoped to succeed him as state’s attorney. based on what other people expected of But Republican Gov. Phil Scott appointed me and not necessarily what would be the Kranichfeld’s colleague, Sarah George, to most resonant with who I am,” he said. complete Donovan’s term. “And I think [corporate law] was maybe “I was disappointed by the governor’s one of them.” decision, and it really kind of left me very Kranichfeld moved to Vermont in 2006 uncertain about my place in the office and, to take a judicial clerkship in St. Albans. really, about my legal career in general,” Donovan, then the Chittenden County Kranichfeld said. state’s attorney, remembered meeting him shortly thereafter and hiring Bram Kranichfeld him on the spot. In the busy county delivering a sermon the Cathedral prosecutor’s office, the young lawyer at Church of St. Paul would have the opportunity to bring 25 cases to trial. “I loved it,” Kranichfeld said. “You don’t get many legal jobs where you get to be litigating.” He met his future wife, Erin, on a blind date in March 2007. When she invited him on a second date on a Sunday morning, he left her a message saying he would be busy at church. “I remember getting that message and thinking immediately, Oh, God! He goes to church!” said Erin, who was That was when Finan approached him raised Catholic but no longer practiced. about the priesthood. “Immediately I went to this place of, Kranichfeld and his family had some He’s anti-abortion; he’s anti-gay; he’s this reservations. He and Erin, an English conservative, crazy person.” Her fears were teacher at Essex High School, now had unfounded. two young children and were firmly rooted After they began seriously dating, she in Burlington. recalled, “He said, ‘What would you do if “It was a little scary,” Erin said. “I married I became a priest?’ I said, ‘I’d leave you! a lawyer, and now I’m gonna be married to I’m not going to be married to a priest!’ ” a priest.” But even though she had never Kranichfeld became engaged in local joined the Episcopal Church, Erin said she politics soon after arriving in Burlington. fully supported her husband’s decision. In 2010, he won a seat representing the “We’re kind of taking it one day at a Old North End on the Burlington City time,” she said. Council and, a year later, sought the According to Finan, who has since retired Democratic nomination for mayor of the from the church and moved to North CaroQueen City. He came in third place, after lina, ordination is never “a slam dunk.” The airport commissioner and future mayor Episcopal Church’s “discernment process” Miro Weinberger and Sen. Tim Ashe involves months of meetings — first with (D/P-Chittenden). a parish priest, then with a committee of Kranichfeld’s Hyde Street neighbor, clergy members and congregants, and finally Jill Krowinski, volunteered for his first with the bishop and a statewide diocesan campaign and managed the second. She committee. Along the way, Kranichfeld has said she was struck at the time by what a tried his hand at pastoral duties, including delivering sermons at the Cathedral Church powerful storyteller Kranichfeld was. “That skill helps you connect on the of St. Paul. campaign trail and in the courtroom and in “He is a fantastic preacher,” Finan said. church,” said Krowinski, now the Demo- “This is a person who has argued in court, cratic majority leader of the Vermont so he knows how to look people in the eye House. “It’s an interesting link that just and not read from a script.” totally makes sense.” In one recent sermon, Kranichfeld Kranichfeld resigned from the council wove together personal anecdotes about a in 2013, citing the looming birth of his first childhood playground mishap and a recent child and a new job as executive director brush with the opioid epidemic — along of the Department of State’s Attorneys with a quotation from a former Vermont

Law School professor — to explain the parable of the prodigal son. According to Bishop Thomas Ely, the retiring leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, “He’s done an awful lot of reading and thinking and praying around spiritual life and spiritual practices, so I think he’s a person who’s deeply committed to the spiritual practice of prayer and study and community engagement.” Even as he explored a higher calling, Kranichfeld remained grounded in the law. In December 2017, Donovan asked him to serve as chief of the criminal division in the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. There, he led investigations into officer-involved shootings, racial harassment of a Bennington state representative and allegations of abuse at a shuttered Catholic orphanage in Burlington. Kranichfeld wouldn’t remain in the job long. In February 2019, Ely admitted him as a postulant for holy orders, which meant the church had given its blessing for him to attend seminary. The prospect of informing his colleagues that he’d be leaving the law for the church made Kranichfeld anxious, he said. “I wasn’t sure how people were going to respond,” he said. “It’s such a huge change, and it’s so different from being a lawyer. It’s also so different from what people expect lawyers to do.” But other than one person at a party who mistakenly thought the job required celibacy, as the Catholic priesthood does, most have reacted positively to the news, Kranichfeld said. “I’m not converting, but I look forward to seeing him on the pulpit,” said Donovan, who is Catholic. According to Ely, even ordination doesn’t guarantee a paid gig in the church. The Diocese of Vermont has 45 congregations and roughly 6,000 members, but only 10 clergy have full-time jobs within the church. Many Episcopal priests in the state are what Ely refers to as “bi-vocational.” “Look, there’s a lot of uncertainty,” said Kranichfeld, who intends to continue practicing law on the side, at least for now. “Part of the challenge of this whole thing is the uncertainty.” But Kranichfeld is certain that, at 39 years old, he’s finally on the right path. “I think I’m a public servant at heart, and I see the priesthood as another form of public service,” he said. “I can be my true self. I don’t need to put up a persona. I don’t need to fake it at all. It feels natural to me, and it feels like it’s resonant with who I am.” m Contact: COURTESY OF GREG MERHAR

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he groaning garbage truck navigated a tight turn onto Luck Street in Burlington, switched on its warning beepers and reversed into a driveway, where two bright red Myers dumpsters waited to be emptied. Cars carefully nosed around the protruding front of the truck on the narrow residential street. The engine roared, and the truck’s hydraulic lifts raised the dumpsters with thuds and clanks. When the transfer was complete, the rig rolled out of the Old North End neighborJ O E SI NAG RA hood, where wheeled bins and dumpsters from competing haulers Gauthier and Casella awaited a different set of big, noisy, smelly trucks. In a region rife with redundant refuse removal, Burlington and South Burlington are asking if there’s another way. The two cities are jointly studying a system of consolidated trash, recycling and compost pickup in which each city chooses one hauler to serve a given neighborhood. The goal is to see whether there’s a



way to reduce grinding truck traffic and get consumers a better deal on waste disposal, according to Tom Chittenden, a South Burlington city councilor who supports the study. The status quo just “means we’re paying more, burning our roads down and using more fossil fuels,” he said. “I’m fully supportive of looking at different ways to do trash collection in South Burlington and across the state.” The $100,000 study will also explore whether recycling would increase under such a system, and whether it’s feasible to include curbside food scrap pickup, as well. And for Burlington — where the city pays its own employees to collect recycling but relies on private haulers to collect trash — the study will examine whether it would be more or less expensive to turn curbside recycling over to private haulers. Under a consolidated system, each municipality would create geographic districts and put them out to competitive bids, effectively divvying up swaths of streets to the hauler with the lowest bid. Trash would be picked up on a certain day of the week, dictated by the contract. TOO MANY TRASH TRUCKS?



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Although Burlington and South Burlington have joined in the study, with assistance from the regional Chittenden Solid Waste District, the two municipalities don’t plan to merge trash, recycling and compost collection — yet. Nor does either city envision prohibiting penny-pinchers from hauling their own household trash to one of the drop-off centers operated by the waste district, a now-allowed practice that can cost as little as $10 a month compared to the roughly $45 it costs to hire a trash hauler. The study assumes that 15 percent of households will choose the do-it-yourself approach. Like Chittenden, the South Burlington councilor, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger supports the study. “There are a lot of people over a long period of time who have expressed dissatisfaction with the way Burlington currently handles trash removal,” Weinberger said. “So that’s why it’s being studied.” But most haulers oppose the change, just as they did — successfully — in 2014 when the waste district last studied, then dropped, the idea. Winooski-based Myers Container Service sees the proposal as government interference in private industry. It’s unfair to single out waste collection for regulation when the internet shopping craze puts home-delivery trucks on streets seven days a week to drop off everything from dish soap to boxed dinners, according to Joe Sinagra, sustainability director at Myers. “Maybe Amazon shouldn’t be allowed to deliver on Tuesdays in South Burlington,” he suggested sarcastically. “And what about oil delivery? Are they going to say all oil has to be delivered on a certain day of the week? There’s dozens of examples that we could cite.” “The people need the choice; they don’t need the government to tell them what to do,” added Scott Barnier, owner of Barnier Waste, Dumpster & Trash Removal in Essex Junction. He strongly opposes consolidation, as he did back in 2014. Small companies such as his offer personal service, such as backdoor pickup for elderly customers who can’t push a wheeled garbage tote to the curb. Bigger companies might not, he said. Bottom line? It will be impossible for small companies to compete with big ones on bids. “It will put us out of business,” Barnier predicted. Casella Waste Systems, the largest trash company in the state and the owner of the only full-service commercial landfill in Vermont, did not respond to messages last week. A spokesperson at Gauthier 16

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Trucking, another key player in Chittenden County, declined to comment. Residents in the Old North End neighborhood offered mixed opinions about the concept of a single hauler picking up trash. “I like it,” Breeze St. Amour said, as she walked to her apartment on Bright Street last Friday. The young woman, who works as a caretaker for her father, isn’t bothered particularly by trash truck noise. But she does worry about their exhaust polluting the air.



Jamie Joppie, an apprentice optician who lives on Intervale Avenue, also thinks consolidated collection is a good idea. It’s true that there are many types of delivery vehicles plying the streets, but reducing the number of trash trucks is a step in the right direction, Joppie said as she walked her beagle on Bright Street. “Every little bit helps.” Marilyn Gleason, a longtime resident of Luck Street, doesn’t see the need. The retiree contracts with Gauthier for trash pickup and wouldn’t want the city to tell her which company to use. “Why would they do that?” she asked from a seat on her front porch. “Especially when people are paying for it themselves.” The waste district has licensed nine haulers to pick up trash in Chittenden County. Some municipalities, including

Burlington, require additional licensing. Four or five haulers are currently licensed to service the city, according to CSWD. Would a simpler arrangement be cheaper and more eco-friendly? A Virginia company, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, is conducting the study, which will be completed this fall and presented to each city council. Burlington, with 16,100 households, is paying $60,000. South Burlington, with 8,500 households, is paying $40,000. The study will analyze costs under the current patchwork, compared to a consolidated system. It will also review the efficiency of the 15 routes used by the Burlington recycling program and compare the cost of municipal recycling pickup with private collection. Potential trash collection routes in both cities will be identified. Cost comparisons will assume a seven-year contract. Recycling in Vermont has been mandatory since 1993, and haulers are required to offer collection service. Separation of household food scraps will become the law in 2020, increasing the need for collection services, though haulers will not be required to provide it. In almost all of Vermont, residents either pay to have their trash picked up or take it themselves to drop-off centers, the modern-day version of the traditional town dump. Most refuse is then trucked to the Casella landfill in Coventry. But the Vermont way is unusual. Roughly 70 percent of American municipalities collect refuse or contract a single company to do it, according to Nancy Plunkett, director of special projects at CSWD. “So we’re actually in the minority.” There are some exceptions to the indie rule in Vermont, including in Chittenden

County. The Town of Westford contracts with private hauler Myers for town-wide residential trash and recycling pickup; the same truck collects both. Property taxes cover the service, which allows for 64 gallons of trash per week per household. Anything beyond that is billed to the homeowner. Fairfax also contracts a private hauler for pickup, as does Brattleboro. Few, if any, Vermont communities employ their own town or city workers to collect trash. It’s unclear whether Burlington will consider privatizing its municipal recycling service. Property taxes help support it, but much of the funding comes from a surcharge that private trash haulers are required to collect from Burlington customers and pass on to the city. Haulers including Barnier and Myers say that practice artificially jacks up prices and makes them into de facto tax collectors. They also wonder whether consolidated garbage pickup will produce more landfill trash. Right now, residents have a financial incentive to aggressively recycle and compost: If they generate less landfill trash, they can save money by having it collected twice a month rather than weekly, Sinagra said. Customers who are paying a set rate might recycle less, he suggested. Even though Myers has a consolidated trash contract in Westford, the company isn’t lobbying for it elsewhere. Westford is a small town, and the company’s fleet can handle the work in one or two days. But it would be difficult for Myers’ fleet to serve all the homes in one district of Burlington or South Burlington on a single day, and it would likely require multiple trucks, Sinagra said. “We don’t think it will save on truck traffic,” he said. “We think it will actually add cost on pickup.’’ He noted that customer service could also suffer in a monopoly-like system. In that case, Sinagra asked, “Who’s going to be the garbage police?’’ Some worry that big hauler Casella would win the bids to serve the two cities and would gain even more clout in the state. “This is strictly a feasibility study,” cautioned Plunkett. “The decision to implement a program has not been decided. It’s something the city councils will decide down the road.” One way or another, though, the problem of four different haulers negotiating the same street needs to be addressed, said Justin Rabidoux, South Burlington director of public works: “We’re asking the type of questions that, frankly, municipalities should be asking.” m Contact:


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The show will go on. Two drag queens say they haven’t been cowed by angry calls to cancel their planned story hour for children at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier.  The event on Saturday, July 13, will not be the first time Justin Marsh and Taylor Small have dressed in drag and read books to kids at a public library. But this event has gotten the most national attention.  A conservative Facebook personality named Elizabeth Johnston, better known as the “Activist Mommy,” has urged her 700,000 followers to contact the library and get the story time shut down.  “Call and respectfully express your disgust at this event being hosted at a taxpayer funded library in Montpelier, Vermont!” she wrote on June 9 beside an angry-face and fire emoji. “And click share!”  The calls have indeed poured in, according to Carolyn Brennan, the KelloggHubbard Library codirector. For about a week after the original post, hundreds of people phoned in from around the country. “We had people that were very concerned. We had people that were speaking from a place of sincerely held beliefs — that was one range,” Brennan said of the calls. “And then we had a whole other range, where people wanted to describe extremely lewd acts to us over the phone.”  Marsh, aka Emoji Nightmare, and Small, aka Nikki Champagne, first held a Vermont Drag Queen Story Hour in 2017. Dressed in drag, they typically read four or five books, many with themes of

inclusivity; sing some songs; and lead a craft activity. “I don’t see anybody protesting any other story hour that’s happening in their communities,” Small said. “They happen every single weekend. It just seems to be that when visible queer people are doing it, that’s the issue.”  Targeting the events has recently become a right-wing rallying cry. A story by VICE News recounted a June 15 story hour in Spokane, Wash., where police snipers and about 40 police officers stood guard due to concerns about potential violence. About 400 counterprotesters drowned out the 200 protesters, the outlet reported.  But protests have successfully shut down story hours in other cities and towns across the country, news that Johnston has gleefully reported on her Facebook page. “Woohoo!! You did it again, parents!!” she wrote after two events in Pittsburgh were canceled. “Never underestimate the power of your voice!” Contacted via email, Johnston stood by her tactics and said that she has never urged her followers to threaten anyone. Rather, Johnston said, she’s the one who has been doxxed and threatened by the very drag queens she so reviles. “Let my haters know this: what they are doing is wrong and criminal,” Johnston wrote to Seven Days. “Asking people to call a library to voice their opinion is not. I will never be silenced. I will pursue justice. I will fight evil and the radical Left’s attempt to take over America, until the day I die.” Brennan, the library codirector, said the drag queen event is not evil or an attempt to take over America. She said that while the library has been inundated by nasty calls from Johnston’s supporters, it’s also received messages of support from people across the country. “I’m totally optimistic that it will be positive and fun and everyone will have a good time,” Brennan said. m








































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news Plastic or Papers? « P.13 last year, in which agents also said they confronted a farmworker based on a tip from a “concerned citizen,” Migrant Justice spokesperson Will Lambek said. At least seven undocumented farmworkers have been arrested outside Derby’s Walmart Supercenter since February 2018, he said. Details about immigration court cases are not public, and Seven Days was not able to independently verify the arrest records Lambek referenced. A narrative of a third arrest at that Walmart in August 2018 is publicly available, however, because one of the three men apprehended was charged with the criminal offense of unlawful reentry. Charging documents filed in U.S. District Court state that Border Patrol agents were investigating a recent human smuggling event when they followed a car carrying Rafael Ribon and two other undocumented workers to a Derby grocery store, which Lambek confirmed was Shaw’s. An agent entered the store to confirm that Ribon was among the men. Border Patrol tailed the men as their driver, a U.S. citizen, took them to the nearby Walmart, and agents arrested the group in the parking lot. Ribon told agents he’d reentered the U.S. five years earlier by wading across the Rio Grande. Border Patrol uses both citizen-tipsters who call a toll-free line as well as confidential informants to help apprehend undocumented immigrants in Vermont. Boston-based immigration attorney Matt Cameron, who has represented Palacios and other clients arrested in Vermont, said he’s seen cases in which Border Patrol has conflated the two in court records, referring to informants as “concerned citizens.” Migrant Justice alleged in a pending civil lawsuit that immigration authorities have targeted activists for deportation and used an informant to infiltrate the group.

The men arrested in June have participated in Migrant Justice events. Confirmed cases of citizen-tipsters do exist. In May, two Mexican men were arrested in Highgate after a “concerned citizen called to report that two Hispanic males had approached her and asked for directions to the bus station,” according to federal court records. Vermont agents also question people they happen upon during patrols, as in May 2018, when an agent stopped a flatbed truck near Richford because the passenger pulled a hood over his face and “abruptly looked away.”



The primary job of Border Patrol agents in Vermont is to protect the northern border, but a significant number of the undocumented immigrants they arrest didn’t cross from Canada. Border Patrol in the Swanton sector, which also includes New Hampshire and part of New York, arrested nearly 400 people thought to have entered the U.S. from the southwestern border between 2013 and 2017, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report released in June. “Customs and Border Patrol is acting a lot like the way people think ICE acts,” said Cameron. “The CBP is doing random searches, random sweeps.” Cameron said the Vermont cases he sees in federal immigration court in Boston are particularly unsettling because the arrest reports illustrate how Border Patrol enforcement interferes in Vermont

communities, dedicating resources to investigate immigrants with no criminal records. “It seems to me that they don’t have enough to do,” he said. Border Patrol regional spokesperson Michael McCarthy disputed that characterization, noting that the agency is on pace to double the numbers of apprehensions in the Swanton sector for 2019, with “the vast majority” entering illegally from Canada. “U.S. Border Patrol relies on information and tips from the public precisely because we do not have the resources necessary to stop every illegal border activity,” he said in an emailed statement. But each arrest of a Vermont farmworker, many of whom have lived and worked in the state for years, sends a grim message to the entire migrant worker community: If you leave the farm, you risk deportation. The word for the cloud of fear hanging over Vermont farms is encerrado, which translates as confined, trapped or enclosed. Teresa Mares, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Vermont, studied how encerrado leads to food insecurity for Vermont farmworkers in her April book, Life on the Other Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont. Using standard federal surveys, Mares said, she found that 18 percent of Vermont’s migrant farmworkers would be considered food insecure, meaning they lack reliable access to adequate nutrition, compared to 10 to 14 percent for Vermonters generally. But that income-based formula failed to capture the additional barriers migrant workers face to accessing food, she found. Fear of Border Patrol, Mares said, dissuades most Vermont farmworkers, even those with personal vehicles, from leaving their homes. “By and large, especially in border counties, people are not necessarily doing their own grocery shopping,” she said.

Instead, they rely on their employers to shop for them using poorly translated lists, or have groceries delivered once or twice a month at a markup. As a result, Vermont’s dairy workers eat fewer fresh foods and often lack the ingredients to make comfort dishes from home. “It’s this big sort of contradiction that, in general, we have individuals who are providing our food security,” Mares said, “and they themselves are having challenges accessing food.” Mares said she spoke to a woman whose son was detained at a Vermont Walmart before Trump took office, and her book describes a man who was arrested while shopping for items to throw a birthday party for his younger brother. Word of those incidents travels fast between farms and counties. “Any time there’s these loud proclamations about how there’s going to be a large rounding up, it piques people’s fear. Or if three people are detained at a Walmart in Vermont, that piques people’s fear,” Mares said. Migrant Justice has collected more than 1,100 signatures that will be delivered to whichever immigration judge oversees Mendez-Lopez, Diaz-Aguilar and Aguilar-Montero’s cases. If they’re ultimately released on bond, they could return to Vermont until their deportation case plays out — a process that can take one to two years. Ironically, while the limbo of a deportation proceeding creates new anxieties, it can also bring a temporary reprieve from encerrado. In her book, Mares relates an interview with a man who was arrested by ICE agents after a local cop pulled over his boss’ truck for having an expired registration. The man was released in advance of his court hearing. Since he couldn’t be arrested again on the same charge, he felt freer to venture off the farm, Mares wrote. “Ahora, tengo mis papeles,” he joked to the researcher. “Now, I have my papers.” m Contact:

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Great to read a feature story on a town and place to visit in Québec on the Vermont border [“Good Neighbors,” June 18]. Looking forward to more of these features that promote cross-border visits and appreciation of the cultural life in the Eastern Townships of Québec — so close to us here in northern Vermont. Douglas Coutts


walking. The Weinberger administration promised a “fresh start” and surely has the competence and integrity to conduct a fresh review of the Connector — with an open mind and respect for public opinion — to double check whether the city is still well-served by the big road. A lot of good Burlingtonians feel like helpless victims of bureaucratic inertia. There’s no worse reason for something than “The feds will pay for it.” The Connector is a strange inheritance from past mayors, but if Mayor Miro Weinberger persists, it will be his legacy. Samuel Press



[Re “Proud Pictures,” July 3]: The Dan Bolles and Kelsi Brett depiction of Brenda Perretta-Gagne’s work to compile an Abenaki dictionary shows why it is an important endeavor. Children need to know about the language of their roots, and words depicting animals and nature are vital to showing who we are. Decisions by compilers of the Oxford Junior Dictionary reveal what’s at stake. They removed such words as acorn, adder, bluebell, clover, dandelion, heron, kingfisher, newt, odder and wren. The justification was that “lesser-used words” had to be removed to make room for blog, bullet point, broadband, celebrity, chatroom, committee, cutand-paste, and voice-mail. We all lose when children lose clover and herons, and we will all benefit when they learn about azban, megeso and wajo. Susan Ohanian



Andrew Simon is right that the Southern Connector is outdated [Feedback: “Parkway Is Outdated,” July 3]. The thing is a relic of a Johnson-era scheme for a big beltline around Burlington — like Route 128 in Boston. Back then, moving cars to downtown was trendy urban planning. Experience in cities like Detroit and New York City shows that feeder roads such as the Connector harm neighborhoods and degrade urban living. They also fail. Traffic gets heavier, burning more gas. This is not the road to carbon neutrality. Since the Connector was planned, downtown has taken on new life, and Pine Street is thriving. Connector traffic will set them back and kill what’s left of the residential areas around Flynn and Lakeside avenues. The mystery here is why City Hall allows the zombie project to keep

Press is a former chair of the Burlington Electric Commission.


Enjoyed the [June 26] movie review of Echo in the Canyon, which I just saw on Friday last. Does writer Rick Kisonak have any insights regarding the complete absence of Joni Mitchell from the project? Seems odd, since Mitchell was there at the time, living with Graham Nash, and working with him and David Crosby on songs. (“Ladies of the Canyon,” anyone?) Did her music not fit in neatly to the film’s design, or did she decline to participate, or what? Mystery… Gina Logan



The article “How Should Burlington Police Its Cops? In the Street, Activists Say” [May 22] mentions policy, transparency, training, civilian oversight, suspending or firing police officers who abuse citizens, and copwatching. All are terrific. All are also insufficient. Investigation, criminal prosecution and jail time for abusive cops is also needed, as is done for any other kind of abuser. But the current system, in which a Vermont state’s attorney or the attorney general conducts the investigation, is deeply flawed. State’s attorneys and the attorney general are not independent of the police. They depend on the police to investigate their ordinary cases. Their success in their regular jobs depends on retaining strong working relationships with police and with the chain of command. They have a built-in conflict of interest that inherently impairs judgment and precludes impartial decision making with regard to a police officer. Thus, with rare exceptions, they quickly decline to prosecute.

The result is a failure to provide equal justice under law. A solution is available. In cases of alleged police misconduct, an independent and impartial special prosecutor must be appointed. This special prosecutor should be a highly qualified criminal defense or civil rights attorney — an attorney who is fully independent from government officials and the police, who can impartially conduct an investigation and decide whether to prosecute. And then who can zealously prosecute the cop without any conflict of interest.


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[Re “How Should Burlington Police Its Cops? In the Street, Activists Say,” May 22]: Burlingtonians have a very squirrelly relationship with law enforcement. If the police respond too quickly to our calls, we complain they’re too aggressive. If they’re not quick enough, we complain 31 Swift St, South Burlington they don’t care. If they use their guns, Call or email us today to make we complain. If they use Tasers, we an appointment 658-6460 complain. If they use any force at all, we complain. We want them to protect us from active shooter situations, but if they buy the equipment necessary to do so, 8v-bourneservicecenter062619.indd 1 6/20/19 2:14 PM we complain. When was the last time any law enforcement agency in the state raided someone’s home, took an individual to an undisclosed location, denied that individual any contact with loved ones and made those loved ones go through a judge if they ever wanted to see that individual again — a judge the loved s ones knew was firmly in the back pocket & of law enforcement? People would be marching in the streets! Yet the Department for Children and Families does this routinely, and we look the other way. I don’t fear a police state. I’m concerned about the present welfare state that controls people by holding hostage their income, their housing and even their children. I wonder how many people from Copwatch would stand between your loved ones and some nut job with a 7:30 thu-sat, 2pm sun knife. But these are the things police Montpelier City Hall officers do. These are husbands, wives, Arts Center sons, daughters, dads and moms laying down their lives to keep our city safe. They don’t deserve to be harangued by directed by everyone with a chip on their shoulder. Tim Tavcar

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trend continues, it could mean trouble for Biden and Sanders. Fundraising is another of Sanders’ strengths. For the full year, he has raised far more money than any of his rivals, virtually all of it from small-dollar donors. “It is the kind of support we would take any day of the week over a cushy, closed-door, high-dollar fundraiser in New York City at which people eat Parmesan-crusted salmon on toothpicks,” Sanders campaign manager FAIZ SHAKIR said during a July 2 conference call with reporters. Clever line, if obviously rehearsed. And off-target, at least when it comes to Warren and Buttigieg. Sanders took in $18 million during the second quarter from an impressive 1 million donors for an easily calculated average gift of $18. Warren has also eschewed big-dollar fundraising and raised more than $19 million; the average donation was a Bernie-esque $28. Buttigieg raised more than $24 million with an average gift of $48. Biden, who presumably led the field in Parmesan-encrusted salmon, was second in the dollar race with $21.5 million and reported an average donation of $49. The Sanders campaign initially offered a spokesperson to comment for this column but failed to deliver. We do have the explanations offered in that July 2 conference call, which lean heavily on the three Ds — deny, divert, downplay. “There have been moments when people have written off the [Sanders] campaign,” said Shakir, vigorously punching a straw man. “We don’t have to raise the most money,” said senior adviser JEFF WEAVER. “We’re much more efficient, much more reliant on a vast network of volunteers all across this country.” Former Ohio state senator and Sanders campaign cochair NINA TURNER touted “people raising” in tandem with fundraising. True, but campaign leaders have never been shy about flaunting their financial muscle when they were outraising the field. Weaver talked of other candidates tapping out their big-dollar donors, while Turner boasted of the campaign’s ability to go back to small donors “over and over and over and over and over and over again.” Which sounds exhausting for those on Sanders’ contact list, but it is a legitimate strength.



ast week, the Doom Patrol came calling for Sen. BERNIE SANDERS (I-Vt.). Suddenly, the Beltway press was bursting with predictions of trouble for Sanders’ presidential campaign after a perceived lackluster showing at the June 27 Democratic debate. CNN, July 2: “Bernie 2020 Is in Big Trouble” The Hill, July 3: “Sanders Slips in Polls, Raising Doubts About Campaign” Politico, July 4: “Bad News for Bernie Has His Backers Getting Antsy” The reports were vastly overblown, the apparent product of the political press’ herd instinct at work. Sanders didn’t create a viral moment in the debate, but he more than held his own. He remains in the top tier of candidates. He scores very high in name recognition (which is a bit of a mixed blessing, as we shall see). His organization, volunteer base and fundraising prowess will keep him competitive for the long haul. It’s absurd to think that his campaign is on the brink of disaster. But still, there are warning signs for Team Bernie. His road to the Democratic nomination in 2016 was difficult but clear: Provide a progressive alternative to HILLARY CLINTON. The 2020 field is much bigger, and its dynamics are less predictable. Presidential polls are notoriously unreliable predictors this early in the game. But they can reveal the direction and shape of the race. The more in-depth surveys provide information on how and why voters are making up their minds and the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates. National polls taken since the June 26 and 27 Democratic debates have former vice president JOE BIDEN leading and Sanders (for the most part) a strong second. But all show clear positive trends for Sens. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-Mass.) and KAMALA HARRIS (D-Calif.) and, to a lesser extent, PETE BUTTIGIEG, mayor of South Bend, Ind. (No other candidate consistently scores higher than two or three percentage points.) Warren’s showing ought to ring alarm bells at Sanders HQ, given that she is proving herself to be a powerful competitor for progressive votes. A member survey conducted after the debates by Indivisible, a national progressive organization, showed Warren and Harris way out in front with 35 and 31 percent, respectively. Sanders was a distant fourth with 9 percent. The survey didn’t pretend to be scientific, but to see

him lagging so badly in that crowd is something of a shock. In the first caucus state, Iowa, a postdebate poll showed a five-way jumble with Warren at 20 percent, Harris at 18, Biden 17, Sanders 12 and Buttigieg 10. A single poll doesn’t prove anything, but it’s not great news for Sanders, who finished a whisker behind Clinton in the 2016 caucuses and often boasts of his strong Iowa ground operation. A poll conducted before the debates in mid-June for Crooked Media, a political media company best known for the Pod Save America podcast, was designed to provide an in-depth look at the Democratic electorate in the early states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Biden got 29 percent, Sanders 20, Warren 19 and Buttigieg 14. The survey doesn’t reflect Harris’ recent surge, but it does reveal dynamics of the race that should concern Team Bernie. When respondents were asked to name their second choice, Warren scored

highest with 20 percent followed by Biden with 18 percent and Sanders and Buttigieg at 15. That’s despite the fact that respondents placed a high priority on electability and largely viewed male candidates as more electable. Sanders was the best-known candidate, with 70 percent name recognition. That’s a good thing — except when it’s not. Sanders doesn’t have to get his name out there, but he will have to win over a lot of voters who already know him and don’t support him. That’s going to be tricky, since Sanders is essentially running on his 2016 agenda and claiming his consistency as a virtue. How does he freshen his appeal while staying true to himself? Finally, the poll gave Biden and Sanders the edge among those who haven’t paid much attention to the race. Among well-informed voters, Warren finished first with 25 percent followed by Biden with 23, Buttigieg with 16 and Sanders with 14. More people will become actively engaged over time, and if the


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However, it’s no longer unique to Sanders. His challengers have learned from his example and are quickly closing the gap. Conclusion: It’s a long and rocky trail to the Democratic National Convention. Bernie’s an experienced climber, but this is looking like a tougher challenge than 2016. In January of this year, NATE SILVER of FiveThirtyEight observed that Sanders has “a high floor but a low ceiling,” meaning that his supporters are rocksolid, but he’d have trouble broadening his base. That remains the fundamental challenge for Bernie 2020. If the Sanders team doesn’t have a coldeyed, realistic view of his weaknesses as well as his strengths, Sanders’ second run for president may come to a quicker and more inglorious end than his first.

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OCTOBER 17, 1941JUNE 29, 2019 Bill Murphy grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and served in the Peace Corps in Chile, where he met the love of his life and soul mate, Lita. After living in Brazil and Oregon, they moved to Colchester, Vt., in 1979, with their daughters Michelle and Nicole. Bill taught a wide variety of courses in the Department of Plant and Soil Science at

the University of Vermont and helped with UVM’s Vermont Grass Farmers Association outreach program. He retired from UVM after 25 years in 2004. He is also the author of Greener Pastures on Your Side of the Fence.  Bill is survived by his wife, Lita; their daughters Michelle Murphy-Ertle

and Nicole Murphy; their son-in-law Steve Ertle; and their grandchildren Ciara and Nathan Ertle and Tristin Houston. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 16, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Whitcomb Barn, 199 Jericho Rd. (Route 15), Essex, VT. The Murphy family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the UVM Medical Center oncology doctors, nurses and staff who went above and beyond in providing such personal, thoughtful and professional care. Donations in Bill’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society or by sending a check in Bill’s name payable to the Vermont Grass Farmers Association, 327 U.S. Route 302, Suite 1, Berlin, VT 05641.

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QUICK LIT: THE SNARKEST TIMELINE There was a time when most of the pop-culture stories told about LGBTQ teens were coming-out stories, or had tragic endings, or both. Happily, that’s no longer the case. On the heels of the upbeat rom-com Love, Simon (based on a popular young-adult book) comes CHRIS TEBBETTS’ highly entertaining YA novel Me Myself and Him, a story of parallel worlds, first love and the hazards of doing whippets. The protagonist, 18-year-old Chris Schweitzer, is gay, and everybody in his world already knows it. He’d like a boyfriend, but as the story opens, he has a more urgent problem: He just did a whippet in the parking lot of the restaurant where he works and faceplanted on concrete. Now his nostrils are “completely different sizes,” and he’s about to get in trouble that could endanger his whole future. Or is he? In its third chapter, the novel abruptly splits into two parallel narratives, each printed in a distinct font. In the first version, a small-town reporter picks up the story of Chris’ unusual mishap (the headline: “Whipped Cream Not Up to Snuff”) and publishes his shame for all to see, including his mom. Before Chris knows what’s happening, he’s been packed off to California to stay with his hated dad, who won’t pay his college tuition unless he undergoes drug treatment. His plans to spend the last summer in his small Ohio town with his two best friends are history. In the second version of the story, the newspaper item never appears. Chris lies to his mom about his injury and proceeds with his summer as planned. While California Chris is cursing his miserable existence, Ohio Chris has all the luck. Or does he? It’s always fun to imagine the different ways a life could unfold from a key juncture, and Me Myself and Him is a savvy take on the Sliding Doors template. Gradually, California Chris and Ohio Chris switch places, the former’s fortunes rising while the latter’s go south. By the end, the perfect summer at home turns out to be anything but, while California Chris discovers possibilities that his

doppelgänger can still only dream of. Burlington writer Tebbetts, who coauthored the best-selling, movie-adapted Middle School series with James Patterson, has a fresh, witty voice that sounds like a teen, acne and all. Sometimes Chris’ thoughts take the form of pie charts, flow charts or diagrams, always with funny results. One of his insights is a Venn diagram in which the statements “Dad is an asshole” and “So am I” overlap to produce “Trouble.” “I knew this whole situation was a shit cake of my own making,” Chris notes at another point. “Dad was just in charge of the frosting.” Chris’ dad is a celebrated physics professor, so both Chrises indulge in periodic reflections on quantum mechanics, “infinite possible universes” and whether one version of himself could somehow influence another version. These speculations are ultimately less interesting, though, than the deft and realistic way in which Tebbetts handles the central dilemma posed by that Venn diagram: How do you deal with a parent who won’t stop pressing your buttons? Parents are difficult figures in YA books. When they’re not absent or dead (as they often are) or downright evil, they almost have to be redeemable, because parents set the boundaries of a kid’s universe. A traditional authorial strategy would be to show that Chris has misunderstood his dad or vice versa, then have them hug it out in an Instagram moment. But Chris is old enough to face the fact that, while his dad is no Voldemort, he’s also just not a hug-it-out guy (or an admit-he’s-wrong guy). Instead of softening the father’s portrayal, Tebbetts shows Chris reaching the tough adult realization that he, and not either of his parents, is responsible for his own happiness. And that’s true in any universe.



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oft yellow light bathes MEG REYNOLDS as she steps onto the stage at the LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP in Burlington. Her hair is half pulled back, and bangs fall across her eyebrows. She adjusts her glasses, and then leans into the microphone. “It’s time for poetry,” she says. “Let’s hear it for poetry.” The audience bursts into applause. At least 35 people are in attendance, tucked into corner booths and sitting on mismatched stools. Reynolds is the host of Lit Club, a weekly poetry open mic held at 7 p.m. every Monday at the tiny venue on North Winooski Avenue. Dozens of lampshades bloom from the ceiling, their light refracting against the bottles of liquor lined up behind the bar. University of Vermont student ADDISON BALE started Lit Club at the Light Club in 2015. While studying abroad, he had been inspired by an open mic poetry reading at Shakespeare and Company, a bookstore in Paris. When Bale returned to Burlington, he approached LEE ANDERSON, owner of Light Club Lamp Shop, and asked if the space could host a similar event. “Lee said, ‘Let’s give it a try,’” Reynolds says in an interview with Seven

Days, “and suddenly the event just really took off.” She took over as the main organizer after Bale graduated in 2016. “I was a regular and was living down the street,” Reynolds says. “So it just made sense.” The structure of every Lit Club event is the same. The evening begins with a handful of open mic poets, who sign up on a clipboard. Next is the featured artist, a professional poet or literary group who performs a sampling of work. The evening closes with another round of open mic readers. Reynolds, who grew up in New Hampshire, moved to Vermont 10 years ago. She now calls the Light Club Lamp Shop her “other living room.” She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Southern Maine, and her work has been published in several journals and anthologies. She teaches writing and humanities courses at Vermont Adult Learning in Burlington. As host of Lit Club, Reynolds tries to find different poets and groups to feature each week. She also organizes monthly theme nights, such as the Voices of Color and LGBTQ showcases. Reynolds believes in striving “to create a space for folks who have been traditionally marginalized,” she says, because otherwise the event “tends



experience at Lit Club is part of what makes it special. “We are really lucky in Vermont in how many generous, completely skillful poets we have here,” she says. “But then there are absolutely brand-new open-mic folks that come up, and I can see them trembling from where I’m sitting.” Some poets step onto the paisley carpet of the stage with worn journals or pages of loose-leaf paper in hand. Others opt to read from their phones. The last poet of the night is RAJNII EDDINS, a regular reader and host of the Lit Club’s monthly Voices of Color Showcase. “All right now, everybody rub your palms together,” he says. “That’s how you send an artist energy and love.” Every member of the audience rubs their hands together, filling the room with a gentle shushing sound. After reading a poem from his new book, Their Names Are Mine, Eddins asks the audience for words to contribute to an improvised hip-hop routine. Druidical poet Elizabeth Horstmann Someone calls out “revolution”; reading at Lit Club at the Light Club another shouts “puppy dog.” Eddins ends up with about a dozen unrelated words, and then weaves them into an off-the-cuff rhyme. He stumbles over the words and to swing cis white male. I would have laughs as he goes. nights where that was the whole lineup, Eddins, a local educator and writer, and I would think, How the fuck is this has been penning poetry since he was 11 happening?” years old. His mother, Randee, founded Tonight, the featured performers are the African-American Writers’ Alliance poets who were published in the latest in Seattle, Wash., when he was a boy. edition of Druidical: A Bardic Arts & Liter“I was the only child member,” he says ary Journal. Founded in March by MARY later. “I learned that there are no mistakes KAY KASPER and MARIKO MIDDLETON, Druidical in poetry, that it’s all about playfulness, is devoted to honoring artists’ connec- growth and development.” tion to nature, spirit and Eddins has found storytelling. a similar sense of “It is time to create community at Lit new stories, new Club. “This is such an myths,” Kasper says encouraging, loving MEG RE YN OLDS while introducing the and supportive space,” group. “We believe storytelling is for he observes. everyone. It comes from the land within When Lit Club ends at 9 p.m., musiyou.” cians start shuffling in, ready to set up After the druids and a short break, for the next round of entertainment. But Reynolds reappears onstage to introduce none of the poets seems ready to leave. the second half of the open mic acts. Reynolds compliments Everett on the Pennsylvania native JASON PRICE EVERETT meter of his verses. The Druidical poets steps onto the Lit Club stage for the first give each other long hugs. More cocktails time, though he says he’s been writing are ordered. poems for more than 35 years. “I’ve had poets from New York City, “I was walking by and saw the sign California, the Midwest all come to Lit for Lit Club in the window,” he says. “I Club and say this is a special place,” Reynthought, Oh my God, an open mic. And so olds says. “When we fill it, the room is I made a point of doing it.” poetry. It’s the perfect vessel.” m Everett reads his poem “The Ghost of Bradhurst Avenue” with the strong voice INFO of a seasoned poet. But other open mic Lit Club at the Light Club, Mondays, 7-9 p.m., readers seem a little less confident. at the Light Club Lamp Shop in Burlington. Reynolds believes the mix of




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he spring of 2020 will mark two the stories of LGBTQ Vermonters, and decades since same-sex partners they commissioned Campbell to conduct in Vermont gained the right to interviews and write the script. a civil union. Twenty years is, “There are really heartwarming things perhaps, enough time to forget that the that people have never shared before,” fight for these rights was politically acri- Rives says. monious and downright scary for LGBTQ MIDDLEBURY PRATT of Williston is one of people, particularly in rural parts of the the Vermonters who will share her story. state. The slogan “Take back Vermont,” She’s always been active in civil rights popular among civil union dissenters in struggles, but in the play 2000, who believed society would suffer she shares details of her at the hands of such unions, strikes a tone personal life. She talks about similar to certain red-hat chants of 2019. wearing a tie instead of the This larger story is the thread that scarf that was required for winds through playwright Maura Camp- women when she worked bell’s Standing in This Place: Growing Up at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. LGBTQ in Rural Vermont, a live story- Then there are darker telling show. It’s composed of dozens of subjects, such as being stories, each equally emotional: stories dis-fellowshipped from of coming out to family members, facing her Jehovah’s Witnesses discrimination and transitioning. There religion after she came out Maura Campbell are moments of levity — online dating is, it as gay. seems, a source of comedy that transcends “With that, I lost my gender preference — and moments of family,” Pratt says. “I was darkness, when the play touches on sexual on my own, and I missed assault and attempted suicide. weddings and funerals and cookouts.” For her, participation in the play was a And all of the stories are true. Campbell’s script is based on interviews with no-brainer. 18 LGBTQ Vermonters from across the “I felt like it fell into my lap,” Pratt says. state, 15 of whom will play themselves “If this is going to help young LGBTQ in two staged readings on July 26 and [people] growing up in Vermont with the August 3 at the CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE things that I had to cope with … I wanted to help.” ARTS in Randolph. The readings are part of VERMONT PRIDE THEATER’s ninth annual Others, including STACIA BULLOCK of festival. Rutland, were hesitant. Not everyone The participants will tell their stories in her family knew she was gay. Bullock in conversation with each other and the had to have “the talk” with some family audience. These tales are interwoven with members about why they might hear news anecdotes from the of her sexuality in civil union debate the paper. They’re era; the producall coming to see the tion culminates in production. a reenactment of “What a way to the second reading come out,” she says of the bill to legalwith a laugh. STACIA B U LLOCK ize civil unions, for Bullock’s story centers on the which the storytellemotional experience of coming out to ers play the parts of various legislators. At the end of last year’s pride theater her parents. She wrote them a 10-page festival, which featured three plays by letter because she was worried that she non-Vermont playwrights, VPT producer wouldn’t get through the conversation SHARON RIVES says a stage manager asked without crying. Despite initial hesitation why they were always presenting “made- out of fear for her safety, her parents were up stories from far away.” supportive. They both died recently, and The mostly volunteer Chandler staff taking part in this production feels like a had been inspired by positive community tribute to them, she says. reaction to the theater’s 2018 production “I don’t like to say that I had a dark, The Telling Project, part of a national series painful journey. Even though I had my in which local veterans tell their stories. times, I focus so much more on the posiThey decided to re-create that effect with tive, accepting, bright parts of it,” Bullock



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says. “So I choose to tell it in a lighter way and bring levity to it. That’s healing for me.” The participants agree that, while the play Rep. Bill Lippert will demonstrate how far Vermont has come in legal rights for LGBTQ people, bigotry did not end when the fight for gay marriage was won. “There’s still prejudiced people in our state, for sure,” Pratt says. “They didn’t just go away.” Rep. BILL LIPPERT (D-Hinesburg) will make a cameo appearance in the production to give his speech from the second reading of the civil union bill. Despite achieving marriage equality, he says, the fight for LGBTQ rights is far from finished. In 28 states, there are no laws preventing LGBTQ people from being discriminated against in the workplace or housing market based on their sexuality or gender identity. He and other participants also noted that positions held by President Donald Trump’s administration on transgender rights reverse the progress that’s been made.




Playwright Campbell, whose recent work includes The Song of Bernadette Jones, a coming-of-age story about a genderfluid person, is originally from Randolph. This gives her the hometown perspective necessary to lead the production, according to Rives. Campbell identifies as straight, but she has close relationships with LGBTQ people that informed her work. “As a playwright and someone who reads and sees a lot of plays, I don’t think it is any accident that stage stories are filled with gay characters,” Campbell wrote in an email from her current home in Florida. “They are the ultimate pariahs, being rejected for being the person that God made. If plays are about isolation, and I believe they are, exploring the conundrum of this experience is fertile ground for any dramatist.” m Contact:

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ammy Smith was on a mission in which I was to play a bit part: driving him and his sister from the Grand Isle ferry dock to catch a plane at Burlington Airport. It is a rare trip that qualifies as a “mission,” but I’d say the journey he had described when he booked my taxi — transporting his late mother’s ashes from Plattsburgh to Albuquerque — rose to that level. Most of his mother’s family, he had shared with me, lived in and around that southwestern city where she had grown up, and the family members had collectively expressed a desire to gather and celebrate her life and spirit. So Sammy, along with Sasha, his kid sister, packed up the sacred urn to fly west. But first, they would board an eastbound ferry at dawn that would convey them from Plattsburgh to Vermont. That’s where I came into the picture. The sky was a swirl of pale pink and rapidly fading stars when I pulled up to the dock at 5:30 a.m. and saw the ferry approaching. Sammy told me he had a wheelchair, which meant he’d disembark before the cars. As the boat came to a stop, my first sight of my customer took me aback. Sammy was a barrel-chested man with lustrous, brushed-back black hair. He was sitting in a compact, sleek wheelchair that appeared custom-made for his condition, as if designed for a Paralympic athlete. He was wearing a tank top that exposed his massive and powerful arms — what weight lifters dub “pythons.” He was also entirely legless, with no hint of a stump on either side. By dint of those mighty arms, Sammy

propelled himself down the gangplank and up to my van. By his side, Sasha carted two small valises. “You must be Jernigan,” he said, offering his hand. “That’d be me,” I said, accepting his firm handshake. “Good to meet you, Sammy. You too, Sasha. Hey, do you need any help getting into the vehicle?” “Nope, I should be fine,” he replied, and the next thing happened so quickly, I nearly missed it.

“So, Sammy,” I began, “what do you do to keep busy in Plattsburgh?” From the back, Sasha chuckled. “What doesn’t he do?” she asked. “I have a couple jobs,” Sammy responded, ignoring his sister’s friendly gibe. “My main work is as an electrician. But on weekends, I often take security jobs. I also volunteer at the Red Cross, and I’m an officer in the Knights of Columbus.”


EXPOSED HIS MASSIVE AND POWERFUL ARMS. With his right hand, Sammy took hold of the top of the front passenger door, which I had opened for him. With his left, he grasped an interior handle mounted just above the doorframe. In one fluid motion, he swung his body onto the front seat. His execution of this maneuver was marked by leopardlike grace and efficiency, evocative of a world-class gymnast on a pommel horse. “Nice,” I said, unable to contain myself. I was relieved when he responded with a nod and a smile. When you go through life with a body as unusual as Sammy’s, I’ll bet you spend a fair amount of time making others feel comfortable. In any event, his graciousness touched me. I took the two pieces of luggage from Sasha and stashed them in the back, along with the wheelchair, as she took the rear seat behind her brother. I climbed back in, fired up the Toyota and we were off to the races.

“I guess you keep busy,” I said with a laugh. “What kind of security jobs do you get?” “You know — I’ll work the front door at bars or events of one kind or another.” “In your chair? Gosh, how does that work?” “Believe me,” he replied with a smile, “people do not fuck with me.” Glancing over at his pythons, I said, “Sammy, I believe you.” As we cruised along Route 2, across the causeway and past Sand Bar State Park, I considered the remarkable man sitting beside me. To say he hadn’t let his physical challenges curtail his life would be an epic understatement. No, he was right in the thick of it — forthright, active in his community and with his humor intact. But what impressed me most of all was what I didn’t see: not even a shred of self-pity. As a guy who feels beleaguered when I sprain an ankle, I prayed I’d

remember this profound lesson the next time I began feeling sorry for myself. “Hey, with all your activities, how do you get around town?” I asked. “Do you have friends or family who drive you?” “No, I’m able to drive myself. There’s this great device that essentially converts any car to hand operation. I remember shortly after I acquired it about six years ago, I rented a car and drove with my girlfriend to a B&B in New Hampshire. That turned out to be one of the best weekends of my life, now that I think about it.” “That’s sweet, man. And now your mom is returning to her Albuquerque hometown. Does the family have some ritual planned for the ashes?” “Not that we know of,” Sasha said, fielding my question and shifting forward in her seat to get in on the conversation. “But, knowing the Albuquerque crew, I’m sure they’ll have something wild planned.” “True that,” Sammy seconded his sister, chuckling. He reached back over his shoulder with his left hand, palm up, which Sasha clasped with her right. For some reason, the tenderness of that gesture moved me deeply. m All these stories are true, though names and locations may be altered to protect privacy.

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n a hilltop grove at Bread and Puppet Theater in Glover, a painting of an evergreen on a piece of tin is nailed to a pine tree. Nearby hangs an image of a barn, rusted by time. On yet another trunk is a painting of a horse against a blue background. Each of these, made by artist and Bread and Puppet founder Peter Schumann, is a kind of trail blaze: a splotch of color on a tree that leads you deeper into the woods. To follow his artwork into the pines — above the grassy amphitheater where the puppet troupe performs — is to discover the history of the company. The story is presented in a series of handmade art installations that memorialize puppeteers and activists, musicians and teachers, writers, family and friends who have a connection to the company Peter founded 56 years ago. Among the trees, a work that honors a Holocaust survivor was reconfigured when weather took down the original structure. Paintings of a cloud and a horn, a bird and a candle have faded or fallen to the ground. Small buildings made of scrap wood have been buffeted by the wind or worn down by the rain. “They weren’t built for lasting forever,” Peter told Seven Days one day last month on a tour of the installation. The impermanence of the memorial pieces echoes Peter’s idea of eternity itself. “There’s not much of it,” he said. “It’s ephemeral, even eternity.” The memorial village, as the puppeteers call it, is the work not only of Peter but also of his kids and collaborators and of family members of the deceased. Though the buildings and other installations have been in the woods for decades, the site has fewer visitors than the puppet-filled museum across the road or the pageants in the field. Small human figures placed near the entrance to the forest a few years ago — among the scores or maybe hundreds of such sculptures in the pines — will most likely attract more people to the “village” within. The advent of weekly gatherings there, a time to commemorate loved ones, has done so already. The memorial sessions take place on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. throughout the summer. The pine forest is a place of wonder and sanctuary. The wonder originates 30

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with the artwork — its breadth, variety and heartfelt connection to its subjects. The sense of sanctuary derives from the woods itself: the slant of sunlight through the trees, the spread of greenery poking through the pine needles, and sometimes the metronomic tap-tap-tap of a woodpecker. (One afternoon, a bird pecked away on scrap metal. Perhaps the reincarnation of a snare drummer?) For people with a deep connection to Bread and Puppet, the village is a kind of “living memorial,” said Michael Romanyshyn, a longtime puppeteer who

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built a number of the installations. His parents are memorialized there by a lovely painted birdhouse. “The village is a place we can affirm and renew the presence the people remembered there have in our lives,” Romanyshyn wrote in an email. For visitors, the pine forest offers a further sense of the theater and the people who built it. Each visit yields a new discovery; a piece that’s whole one week might be fallen or broken the next. Installations merge into one another; their number is fluid. Peter, 85, is a native of Germany who moved to Vermont from New York City with his wife, Elka, 83, and their five children in 1970. The family lived in Plainfield for four years, during which

Peter was a resident artist at Goddard College. In 1974, the Schumanns relocated to a roughly 250-acre former dairy farm in Glover, making a home for their family and establishing a base for Bread and Puppet. The world-renowned company, which Peter had founded in 1963 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, is known for its larger-than-life papier-mâché puppets, political activism and rollicking, good-humored shows that embrace performers of all levels. Inclusivity is central to Bread and Puppet’s art. The company’s biggest performance, Peter said, happened on June 12, 1982, in New York City as part of a No Nukes demonstration. More than 1,500 puppet street performers, cast as the World, the End of the World and the Fight Against the End of the World, paraded through the streets of Manhattan. Each configuration was more than a block long. “Peter’s influence with Bread and Puppet Theater has been worldwide,” said John Bell in a telephone call, “especially in terms of thinking about contemporary puppet theater community, political and ritual performance.” President of the board and former member of the troupe, Bell is a professor of theater at the University of Connecticut and director of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry. His in-laws are memorialized in the pine forest. Peter’s arrival in Glover, an Orleans County village of about 1,000 residents, was hard to miss. “People found me because I was a big show-off on 10-foot stilts,” he said. The founder remains at Bread and Puppet’s artistic helm, leading new and returning puppeteers each summer in art making, show creation and performance. The weekly summer pageants, held on Sunday afternoons, started this year on July 7. Peter doesn’t just make puppets. By his own estimation, he’s made about 200,000 paintings. He paints on rafters, sheets, cardboard, school buses, tin cans and other surfaces. “I paint fast,” he said. “Fast and furious and bad. As bad as I’d like to. I have no respect for end result or completion.” A NATURAL KIND OF ENDING

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Amy Trompetter, 76, is a puppet artist and founder of Redwing Blackbird Theater in New York’s Hudson Valley. In 1968, she was living in New York City when she came upon a newspaper ad seeking participants for the “Angry Arts Festival.” Peter Schumann was directing a Bach cantata for the event. Trompetter, whose surname was then Clemens, went to Joseph Papp’s Public Theater, as the notice directed, and discovered Bread and Puppet. “I remember that night thinking, If I don’t do this, if I don’t go back there and do this, I’ll miss the whole trajectory of my life,” Trompetter said. At Bread and Puppet, which she joined, Amy recognized a source of “art and politics and some kind of deeper spirituality than what we’re [usually] presented with.” She also met the man she would marry, puppeteer Andy Trompetter, who was a Holocaust survivor. Amy has remained associated with Bread and Puppet since then. Though she has formed other puppet theater companies — including one in Maine with Andy, in 1970 — she continued to tour internationally with Bread and Puppet and serves on its board. “These theater forms are in our blood and our history,” Amy said. “It’s almost pre-language, and people get it.” Amy and Andy were separated when he died at age 37 in 1979, but she made a memorial for him in the pine forest. “I not only married Andy,” she said, “I married the story of the Holocaust.” The centerpiece of the installation is a statue of Andy that she made from concrete, “Peter Schumann-style,” Amy said. He’s sitting in a chair, wearing a cap and an expression that appears contented. Pine needles have fallen onto his moss-coated lap, alongside the duck he’s cradling. Andy’s early life story is further conveyed in the pine forest through


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letters and photographs attached to a framework of saplings. In the late winter of 1943, when he was not yet 10 months old, his Jewish parents left him in the care of members of the Dutch resistance. Andy was raised in a small town, Nijverdal, Netherlands, until 1945, when his aunt and uncle located him. They brought him up as their son; his parents had died in concentration camps. A copy of a letter written by Andy’s mother, Marie Ijzerman Trompetter, to her son, dated March 13, 1943, is part of Amy’s installation. The framed letter, presented in its original Dutch and in English translation, reads in part: Now dear child God knows if we do right or if we do wrong. I have always wanted you with me, but the situation is such that it would be too dangerous for you, and I do not want you to fall into the hands of our executioners. Now child I take my leave from you. A thousand kisses from your mother & father. God bless you Amen Marie Ijzerman Trompetter Bread and Puppet’s memorial village offers a special kind of place — one with “free-flowing respect,” Amy said — for mourning and thinking about the dead. “There’s a gleaning … a harvesting from the lives of people who’ve come before us, and that helps with our own lives,” she added. “It’s so connected to the way the puppets are made: They have that one moment when they’re made, and then they speak to us beyond language.” To Peter, the piece calls up parallels between Nazi Germany and the current U.S. government. “That whole set is maybe the most elaborate thing we have because of these letters,” he said. “It’s the bye-bye letters of the parents.” Peter continued: “America commits the same crimes that the Nazis committed. It’s a fascist state.”

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On a beautiful day in June, when ravens squawked in a high nest and the greens of early summer lit up the hillside, Peter and Elka, married 60 years, walked up a path to the pine forest. Peter quickened his pace for a moment and moved ahead to clear a jumble of branches. “Now we can drive our horse and carriage through,” he said with a smile. The pine trees on the plateau above the amphitheater were planted in rows about 90 years ago. They were intended for timber harvest, but the Schumanns chose not to cut the trees down. “We liked the forest as it was,” Peter explained. The stand is thinned when a storm blows through. The slender evergreens reach 50 or 60 feet high. Some have bushy, brighter pines growing at their base. Fallen pines are cut and used to fire the ovens where Peter makes his famous sourdough rye to give away at shows. Sawn-off trunks become seating in the woods. “Fancy seats we have here,” said Peter — a joke, as he has long believed that art, like bread, should be available to all. “Twenty-dollar loge seats.” By foot, not carriage, the Schumanns continued past the stumps and logs and into the memorial village that’s been built over 40 years. Walking among the installations, they recalled people who are commemorated here — their friendships, their contributions to Bread and Puppet. The couple talked about the origin of the site as a performance space and its organic transformation into a place to honor the dead. The deceased who are recognized here span ages 5 to 100; their deaths encompass a range of causes. “So many ways of dying in that little patch,” Peter observed. In recent years, the pine forest has “opened up,” said Elka, becoming a place for theater apprentices and volunteers, neighbors, friends and others to come together and honor loved ones on those Wednesday nights. “The value of this place has become the fact that it’s a weekly meeting place where people can come and think of people who died,” Peter said.

Bread and Puppet’s inaugural Domestic Resurrection Circus in Glover took place in 1975. The first buildings in the pine forest were made that year or the next, according to Romanyshyn. He built the original set, a few simple structures, with Salih Schumann, Peter and Elka’s son. “We wanted to make that village as a place in the forest to have events and do music and have some shows there,” said Romanyshyn, 62, talking by phone from a train in France. “We used the little houses for that, and then the houses became houses for the memorials.” Erected in a semicircle, the houses were constructed from slab wood — cast-off lumber that was free at the local sawmill. There was a piano in the woods, plus banners and hanging lanterns. The first piece performed there, the Schumanns recalled, was the Bach cantata Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, my joy). As the site transformed into a memorial, installations began to appear in a variety of forms. Peter made a set of concrete heads, now moss-covered, in tribute to

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No one was sure who made the tribute for Grace Paley after her death at age 84 in the summer of 2007. Her daughter, Nora Paley, thought Peter Schumann made it. He thought maybe Nora did. Certainly, it contains elements of Peter’s artwork, including paintings and small figures cast in cement from papiermâché molds. “I’ve been wondering who built that,” Nora said in a phone call from her home in Thetford. “I’m really grateful that somebody did it.” (The mystery was solved by its builder, Michael Romanyshyn. A longtime puppeteer who helped construct the original buildings at the site, he said he made the Paley piece with his brother-in-law.) Paley had a close connection with Bread and Puppet that dated back to New York City and the street-theater, antiwar protests of the 1960s. She later moved to Thetford Center and would read her poetry at the company’s Domestic Resurrection Circus. “I would say Bread and Puppet is one of the touchstones of my mother’s life as an

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Maurice Blanc, an actor and teacher who died in 1980. Tributes crafted by others were added over time, such as a bicycle hanging from a tree with the words “ride in peace” written on a board, and a sculpture of a guitar that rests against a stump among pine needles. The painted tops of cans sprout like flowers in tribute to a civil rights lawyer. Totems including a drum, a poem printed on laminated paper, a

teapot and photographs are found inside the small buildings. An open-air space marked by maple saplings is a tribute to Grace Paley, a writer and activist who was the fifth poet laureate of Vermont. Another installation, anchored by a pair of rusty wheels and with wooden wings aloft (one recently downed by the weather) is for puppeteer Lyn Spotswood. She was paralyzed and SALLY POLLAK

activist and as an artist,” Nora said. “Peter’s work was very important to her.” The theater also became an important part of Nora’s life and those of her children. She remembers skipping high school in New York and going to the company’s loft on Delancey Street, where the audience sat on boxes and ate bread. Later, when she had kids and sometimes had to fill out forms that asked for their religious affiliation, Nora would write: “Bread and Puppet.” “I feel that’s sort of their philosophical and spiritual basis,” she said, referring to her children. Her son, now 25, first played drums in the circus band when he was 3. The memorial village is a “direct transfusion of history,” Nora said, especially for young people who work with the theater now. “It’s really the history of our time,” she said. “Because all the people there have been involved as performers or other kinds of artists or activists.” Nora still gets up to Glover occasionally for performances and to visit the memorial village. Her stepfather, Robert Nichols, is also remembered there at a site near her mother’s. “I go there in small doses,” Nora said. “A lot of people I knew are there. It’s just so intense, and it’s so beautiful.”


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performed in a wheelchair — once in a sled Peter made for a show in the Plainfield snow. A beautiful tribute made by three generations of Schumanns honors Peter’s sister, Akelei Fischer. An English teacher at Lake Region Union High School in Orleans, Donna Underwood, is remembered by her sculpted head and big, wirerimmed glasses. “They are very democratic, these things,” Peter said. “We make no distinction between a school teacher and trumpeter.” A new memorial installation often occasions singing, words of tribute and a big meal at the farmhouse. One such event was held last summer for Joel Kovel, an author and eco-activist who had attended Bread and Puppet over four decades. His memorial included a procession into the pine forest with horns and drums. Kovel’s stepson, sculptor and blacksmith Tovey Halleck, forged a metal book for Kovel that stands on a tree stump at the edge of the woods. Kovel’s widow, DeeDee Halleck, is a documentarian who’s made films about Bread and Puppet; she’s also the mother-in-law of Peter and Elka’s daughter Tamar. “It’s always been a kind of holy place for all of us who knew so many people at Bread and Puppet,” DeeDee Halleck said. “It’s sort of a natural kind of ending for so many people. You couldn’t have a better goodbye.” Elka’s grandfather Scott Nearing, who lived to 100, is remembered in the pine forest alongside his wife, Helen. The couple coauthored the landmark 1970 book Living the Good Life: How to Live Sanely and Simply in a Troubled World, considered a bible of the homesteading movement. The Nearings’ names appear as part of a simple, moving tribute crafted by Peter that honors more than a dozen people. On a board attached to a tree by a piece of twine, Peter carved images of a star, a quarter moon, the shining sun and the word “In.” Under that top line, he carved “Memoriam” followed by a set of names. These include Daisy Dopp, from whom Elka’s parents purchased the Glover farm; Hans and Margarethe Schumann, Peter’s parents; and Elka’s father, John Scott. (Her mother, Masha Dikareva Scott, was still alive when the piece was made.) Last month in the grove, Peter recited every name he’d carved on the board and



Trudi Cohen came upon Bread and Puppet in its Goddard College days, in the early 1970s. She joined the troupe through “the back door,” she said, after she started singing in a shape-note group with Elka Schumann. At the time, Elka was presenting hand-puppet shows in local public schools, and Cohen thought that sounded like a cool thing to do. “By singing and doing hand-puppet shows, I was invited to join the company,” she said. “I discovered that puppets were a beautiful place to be.” Cohen, now 69, is married to John Bell. The couple lives in Cambridge, Mass., and cofounded the theater company Great Small Works. Through their daughter, Jack and Mildred Cohen became involved with Bread and Puppet. The company stayed at the Cohens’ house in New Haven, Conn., when it was on tour. The Cohens visited Glover every summer and attended big shows. Jack would repair sewing machines; Mildred mended items and cooked meals for up to 100 people at once. The Cohens also helped spearhead a fundraising campaign, an effort Trudi called “anathema to Bread and Puppet.” The money, raised circa 1980, helped pay for renovations to the puppeteers’ house, according to Michael Romanyshyn, who was a puppeteer from 1975 to 1992. To thank the Cohens, Bread and Puppet bought the couple a pair of tickets for a European tour. “They talked about it as a highlight of their lives,” Trudi said. “They became very beloved friends of my generation of puppeteers.” The couple is memorialized in Bread and Puppet’s pine grove with a piece that features a painting of a laundry line and billowing clothes, made by their grandson, Isaac Bell. Nearby is a tribute to Trudi Cohen’s nephew, Sam Kivelowitz, who died at age 26. Sam had spent childhood summers at Bread and Puppet with his aunt and uncle. His installation is a small suspension bridge between two trees; a wooden signs bears his name and the words “Been Here and Gone West.” “There’s a lot of sadness in that pine forest,” said Cohen. “These Wednesday evening things have become really important to Peter and Elka. I think it’s part of aging, that looking-back part of aging.” SEVEN DAYS JULY 10-17, 2019


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spoke a sentence or two about each person. After he read the last name, Elka said, “Peter, you really should make another board.” Asked whether an installation will be made for him in the pine forest one day, Peter said simply, “I hope so.” The next week, the Schumanns returned to the pine forest for a Wednesday evening gathering. As the time neared for the informal occasion, the sound of a lone horn coming from downhill played against thunder rolling in from the west. The sky darkened. As the Schumanns arrived and got out of their car, a strong bolt of lightning flashed and the rain began. “We may be fleeing,” Peter remarked. Still, the couple walked into the woods to the memorial installations; a few puppeteers joined them. “Scary and magic,” one

of them said. More lightning struck; rain fell harder. “OK, OK, next week,” Elka said. The Schumanns decided to head home for the evening. “We have a very short memorial,” Peter said, “for everybody in the world.” Later that night, the Schumanns stood outside their house to look at a rainbow, then a double rainbow, in the eastern sky. “Oh, mamma mia,” Peter said. “Too much, too much. How do we deserve any of this?” m Contact:

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Singing rounds and picking through material were among the first activities at Bread and Puppet Theater in late June, when a set of apprentices arrived to work with volunteers, puppeteers, former B&Pers, probably a few “geezers” and assorted others at the famed theater in Glover. Soon they were rummaging through bedsheets at the old farmhouse and reciting nursery rhymes such as “For every evil under the sun / There is a remedy or there is none. / If there be one, go and find out. / If there be none, never mind it.” Within a few days of the apprentices’ arrival, Bread and Puppet put on a parade in Waterbury. The troupe performed a piece in the Dirt Floor Theater of the Paper Maché Cathedral by week’s end and would mount the season opener in the Circus Field in less than two weeks. “We do all our stuff fast,” said Peter Schumann, founder and director of the company. On the group’s first full day at Bread and Puppet, people gathered in the music room, picked out instruments, played music and moved together. “We made an insurrection oratorio,” Peter explained. The group worked “without any choreography, only little suggestions on how to move and how to listen to ‘crescendis.’” On the evening of that first day, sitting at their kitchen table, Peter and his wife, Elka, 34

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talked about working with young puppeteers and other performers. At Bread and Puppet, people learn to move away from a solo approach to performance and toward a merging of abilities and efforts. “There’s no great advantage to being an educated actor or dancer,” Peter said. “We don’t build our things from the academy. It’s almost the opposite of that. Everybody chips in together. You don’t try to enhance this solo image of yourself.”

A herd of caribou and giant puppet hands had to be made. Rather, Elka noted, at Bread and Puppet the performers “get a sheet over their head.” “What we do is very similar to what many arts forms in many cultures do,” Peter said. “Art is inclusive, not exclusive.” The next morning at nine, about three dozen B&Pers met for a meeting in the backyard of the farmhouse. They mapped out plans for the day; it was hot and sunny, which meant paint would dry fast, and flat surfaces should be put to use.

A herd of caribou and giant puppet hands had to be made. A subcommittee was formed to investigate where to watch the second Democratic presidential debate “of the ruling class,” as the proponent phrased it. (One possibility was the laundromat in Lyndonville.) Before the group split up to work on various projects, Peter explained the importance of knowing which material is available and how to make use of it “prior to figuring out what we want to tell people, what we want to say.” He called first for “an exploratory picking of things, followed by an exploratory making of things.” He advised newcomers to “go with puppeteers who know where things are and figure out things that exist.” If you need a helicopter, Peter suggested, don’t make one. Find a chair and put a sign on it that says “helicopter.” “You tell people something, and they believe it,” he noted. Soon people were rolling white paint onto cardboard by the museum steps and mounting papier-mâché fingers with movable joints on sapling supports. A second set of fingers, for another hand, was under construction beside bathtubs filled with clay. Noting the bustling activity at the Glover farm, Peter commented, “We’re on deadline.” m


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ehind Otter Creek Engineering in East Middlebury, a six-acre chunk of property stretches down to the bank of the Middlebury River. Blink and you might miss it from the road, but this was once a place where water from the juncture of river and millpond breathed life into a raucous assemblage of heavy metal machinery. Jack Brown, the 80-year-old owner of Brown Novelty, grew up on this land, playing with wooden scraps left over from the millions of paintbrush handles and thousands of toy pianos his father and uncle’s company made every year. For eight decades, Brown Novelty specialized in creating custom woodworking projects, most of which were contracted out from toy companies. These days, the majority of the property is quiet, save for the radio that plays in the paint room and the occasional chainsaw whir from one of Jack’s renters. The staff room at Brown Novelty holds a punch clock with room for 25 cards, evidence that the place once buzzed with activity. Today, just one card remains — that of part-time employee David Tier. Jack is preparing to retire and sell the property, effectively discontinuing the company’s manufacturing operations. The town recently appraised the place at $269,000, and he’s looking for potential buyers. In high school, Jack worked his first job at Brown Novelty, with his old man watching over his shoulder. In 1962, he returned there after earning a degree in management engineering from the University of Vermont, though he still commuted to 36

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Burlington on weekends to serve with the Vermont Air National Guard. Three years after Jack graduated, his father died. He bought his half of the company from his uncle and became an owner. That tenure has lasted more than a half century and anchored him within 500 yards of his childhood home. “It was just a good opportunity. You stay in your hometown,” Jack said of his decision to buy the business. “This was my playground as I grew up. I worked in my playground every day.” When Jack’s uncle died, he bought his half, too, and became the company’s sole owner. He was often up to his elbows in business, and his workdays frequently bled into weekends and nights, which became more taxing as he grew older. No one volunteered to take over when Jack stepped down, so he’s been easing the

company out of production in preparation for complete closure. “It’s a bit of a relief not to have to worry about customers,” he said. “But it’s been here in the family for 80-some-odd years, this piece of property. I’ve personally pounded nails on the additions to these buildings.” A member of the East Middlebury Historical Society, Jack knows the story of 406 East Main Street well. The Tupper family, one of the earliest to settle in East Middlebury, built the property in 1827 as a window-sash factory. Patriarch Norman Tupper harnessed the power of the Middlebury River to mechanize the sash-making process via a water wheel, which powered a drill and circular saw, and a gristmill down the street, which he used as a tannery. After Tupper came John Bryant, a

manufacturer of wooden lock-corner boxes. In 1935, Bryant was approached by Jack’s uncle, Roy “Myrle” Brown, who worked for toy-making mogul Louis Marx in New York City. He persuaded Bryant to manufacture wooden parts for Marx’s toys at his factory. Myrle and his brother Floyd, Jack’s father, bought the place in 1937 and gave Brown Novelty its name. Myrle had the contacts from his toymaking job, but Floyd, a semipro baseball player who went to chiropractor school in Davenport, Iowa, had the people skills. He ran the manufacturing facility. “It fit my father well,” Jack said. “He’s a people person. A schmoozer. He could get you to do anything.” The new business worked well for the Browns. According to a 1940 Burlington Free Press article, the brothers “bought their establishment during a depression year and turned it into a $40,000 business, giving year-round employment to 25 persons.” They sold boxes, as Bryant had, while diversifying into products such as children’s skis and poles; paddleball games decorated with scenes from Popeye cartoons, the rights to which Brown Novelty then owned; and loose-jointed “limberjack” dolls. Along with rocking horses, those dolls are one of two toys the company still makes today as it depletes its inventories. The Browns also specialized in making parts for small wooden toy pianos, which Marx assembled and retailed. When the toy piano business went under in the ’90s, Jack had to look elsewhere for customers. Through advertising and cold-calling potential clients, Brown Novelty forayed into making smaller quantities of more advanced custom projects, such as wooden displays for liquor companies, pull toys and Autoharps. These sales increased the company’s profit margins, and Jack always enjoyed puzzling over possible designs for new requests. “That was the most fun of all,” he said. “Sometimes we just couldn’t do it. But I think for the most part we could figure them out.” Other aspects of production changed, too. In the early 2000s, the company stopped producing paintbrush handles. Noted Tier, “You could buy ’em from China cheaper.” Tier, 68, said that small batches of highquality products were Jack’s “niche” when computer-driven technology was just beginning to take hold. Back in those days, it was inefficient to program automated machines to make minute quantities of one product. Now, newer generations of computer-operated equipment can easily be reprogrammed repeatedly for smaller odd jobs, taking away the edge that companies like Jack’s once had.

Have you seen or heard the ads asking ‘Can your pharmacy do ________?’ Tier is Jack’s last employee. He began working at Brown Novelty in 1995, when he still owned the Bike Center — now Frog Hollow Bikes — in Middlebury. For years he helped Jack with production, a job that fulfilled him more than retail. “The satisfaction is in making a useful product, or at least a product that’s fun,” he said, pointing to a miniature blue and green wooden sailboat he built last year. “I’ve never met a person who had a negative reaction to one of those guys.” The boat is from the last batch he ever made. Now, Tier is helping to get Brown Novelty ready to sell, fixing up loose doors and repainting the 10 red-andwhite-trimmed buildings. The biggest edifice is the mill itself, a high-ceilinged structure housing dozens of machines

mill to power its many machines. Since the 1970s, those still in use have been powered electrically. The depopulated staff room seems like it could get lonely, but Tier likes being able to report to Jack without going through a middleman. Deferring to someone else for decisions and performing assigned tasks are things he’s always liked about the job, he said. Which is convenient, because Jack has always enjoyed working for himself. “I don’t think I could have ever worked if I hadn’t been my own boss,” he observed, laughing. When he retires, Jack hopes to spend more time with his grandkids, two of whom live across the street from the mill in his childhood home. They love the company’s wooden toys but also play computer games


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such as Minecraft. One has a cellphone. “It’s a different lifestyle,” Jack said. Jack and his wife, Margot, a retired nurse from St. Johnsbury who worked as the company’s secretary-treasurer for years, live down the street on Grist Mill Road. They built the house in the ’60s, when Jack was a year out of college and “wanted something more to do,” he said. Jack and Margot moved in five years later. It’s hard to imagine a man with this much energy and enterprise kicking back in an armchair at home. But Jack has plans to supplement his family time with a slew of other activities — playing tennis, talking history with his friends, working in his at-home woodshop. And he’d be thrilled to come back and use the machinery in the old factory from time to time, new owner permitting. “I would love to sell it to somebody who wanted to use it as a woodworking plant,” he said.  Contact:

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eston Playhouse’s flexible second stage at Walker Farm is an ideal venue for an intimate two-character play, and Lauren Gunderson’s 2013 I And You offers two chewy teenage roles and a fascinating situation. At Friday’s preview performance, the delightful storm of witty banter was sometimes flying a little too fast to register, until the story itself slowed the actors down. Gunderson’s play about the need for people to connect is a laughout-loud comedy, but it skillfully poses some very big questions along the way. Caroline, a high school senior, can no longer attend classes. She was born with a serious illness and is now confined to her bedroom, connecting with her teachers online. She’ll graduate with her class, but she knows them only through social media. Then Anthony arrives in her room, toting a poorly made poster and a copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. He has volunteered to be Caroline’s partner for an American literature assignment and has made his way through the long poem on his own. But for tomorrow’s presentation, he needs to make a video of her contribution and get her to rescue his woeful poster. Caroline has been sick all her life, but she doesn’t swim in self-pity or cling to the false cheer that people often extend when facing a person with a fatal illness.

She’s supremely cynical and won’t take a sip of the sympathy Anthony proffers. She’s fiercely honest about her hopeless situation and ridicules Anthony for trying to engage her in the assignment. But even when she’s downright rude, Anthony doesn’t rebuke her. Her medical condition is a kind of shield. Using Whitman’s raucous poem and a willingness to confront her, Anthony nudges her to lower that shield. They share their tastes. Anthony plays basketball and loves Pop-Tarts; Caroline likes a lot of glitter on her craft projects. He introduces her to John Coltrane. She answers back with some Jerry Lee Lewis, and eventually they argue their way into the beginning of friendship. Gunderson’s neatly constructed 90-minute play is no maudlin romance of a dying girl. It’s more like an angst-ridden teen film in which Whitman’s lines come to sound like a teenager’s perspective. What makes any story sentimental is usually more its tone than its plot, and this production emphasizes the script’s hard-nosed squabbling, the better to set off a spark of love between the characters. From Whitman, Gunderson fishes out a theme that animates Anthony and ultimately captures Caroline. In the poet’s ferocious hunger to obliterate boundaries, to fuse his perceiver’s I with the reader’s you, Whitman invokes the common

humanity uniting everyone. His sinuous, rambling poem is about connection, and that’s just what Caroline had stopped hoping to make. The script is loaded with sparring, and director Johanna Gruenhut focuses the actors on sheer argument for much of the play, so much so that they often rattle off their responses without doing much listening to each other. Early on, Caroline’s intensity reads as shrillness, and Anthony’s perseverance becomes implausibly angelic. But Whitman finally casts a spell on Caroline. She describes herself as an expert on contemplating death, but Anthony introduces her to Whitman’s long view. Here, the actors start making connections as performers, and their characters come alive. Confrontation evolves into a search for comfort. Gruenhut composes handsome pictures with the actors. When Anthony gets Caroline to admit she is still making vivid plans for her future, he faces the audience sitting on the floor at the foot of the bed, and she lies on it, flopped on her stomach facing outward. It’s a beautiful look at both of them, but they aren’t looking at each other. In another scene, Gruenhut keeps us from seeing either of them in a fraught exchange before the ending. Nice compositions, but the missing piece is showing

the characters acting and reacting to each other. The two actors channel the script’s teen-speak faithfully, but both radiate more physical maturity than 17-yearolds. They tend to use impulsive outbursts to portray youthfulness and lack the self-consciousness of teens. As Caroline, Jordan Tyson is a bundle of energy, stomping through her room and leaping on her bed. She captures a teenager’s frustration but often paints only bitterness, not its deeper cause. Glenn Stott plays Anthony with sweet earnestness, letting the character’s enthusiasm for Whitman resonate with a teen’s fervor. By giving Anthony a loosened tie and untucked, button-down shirt, costume designer Ásta Bennie Hostetter hints at a prep school and demarcates the character’s social class and expectations about education. Dressed this way, he’s not a basketball player with a surprising interest in Whitman but a good student who happens to play basketball. Hostetter puts Caroline in a loose pair of shorts with matching sleeveless top. She romps in her room, so comfortable in her own skin that she doesn’t mind showing a lot of it to Anthony. Scenic designer Tim Mackabee makes Caroline’s room cave-like with a sharply pitched ceiling; it rises above a bookcase that spans a wide back wall and displays her possessions. The walls and ceiling are painted a startlingly bright deep-sea green, and the monochrome effect sounds a strong note. This is not a messy teen’s room but a curated space, missing the collection of Caroline’s quirky pictures mentioned in the script and filled with more books than any kid would collect today. The play’s repartee is so nonstop that it can feel facile, but underneath it Gunderson’s story is powerful, all the way through to a surprising ending. For teenagers, deciding what — and whom — to care about can feel life changing. For audiences of every age, seeing characters develop connections is a reminder that life, however short, is about one person’s I daring to understand another’s you. m


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n popular culture, plenty of stories hop art forms; for example, books are adapted into movies or plays or Hulu series. But The 39 Steps might just take the prize, if there were one, for Story With the Most Adaptations Into Something Else. Scottish writer John Buchan’s original tale was serialized in a British magazine in 1915, then published as a book later that year. Preceding Ian Fleming’s James Bond by decades, protagonist Richard Hannay was an early action hero who excelled at escaping sticky situations. The book was also one of the first “innocent man on the run” novels. Buchan would write several more of those, and the plot device would become a staple of film — including Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 version of The 39 Steps, arguably the most famous adaptation. The film was remade three times, including as a BBC special. Buchan’s tale was broadcast five times as a radio series and had more than one theatrical interpretation. In 2008, the story was adapted as interactive fiction (as The 21 Steps), and in 2013 it was made into a video game. What’s next, virtual reality? Perhaps. And that would be fun. Meantime, Patrick Barlow’s 2005 stage adaptation, also fun, continues to make the rounds. A production at Saint Michael’s Playhouse in Colchester runs through this Saturday, July 13. Buchan’s original Hannay was a preGreat War action hero bent on stopping a political assassination and preventing Britain from losing military secrets to the enemy (Germany). Barlow’s version retains part of that mission, adds a love interest or three, and turns characters into caricatures and the story into a madcap farce. Did we mention action? It results primarily from just four actors playing more than 100 roles. That’s a lot of fast costume — and accent — changes. Versatile props are required, such as a door on rollers that can be both entrance and exit, and shadow-puppet interludes convey what would be impossible for the humans onstage to enact. From start to finish, this play keeps tongue firmly in cheek; Barlow’s script elevates silliness and melodrama to a gold standard. An Englishman and comedic performer himself, the 72-year-old playwright surely grew up under the influence of Monty Python.




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From left: Jack Herholdt, Charlotte Munson, Marc LeVasseur and Tyler Nye

St. Mike’s has long presented whodunits and romantic comedies as part of its summer season. The 39 Steps checks both of those boxes. Those four actors have plenty of room to own the stage, which they do. Director Catherine Doherty wrings every possible ounce of skilled hamminess from each of them. The play opens on the rather vapid and self-consciously handsome Hannay (Marc LeVasseur) arriving in a lonely, sparsely furnished flat after a stint of doing whoknows-what in (then-called) Rhodesia. Before he can sink into colonialist reverie or adjust to a sedate life, a mysterious, dark-haired woman named Annabella Schmidt (Charlotte Munson) appears and pleads with him to hide her. Speaking with an accent so thick it requires projectile spit, Annabella manages to convey that she is a spy on a mission: She needs to get a message to a professor in a nearly unpronounceable town in Scotland. She shares the ridiculously outsize map — large enough for the audience to read — with Hannay. Somehow, though Annabella is supposedly safe in Hannay’s bedroom, she ends up murdered. But not before she conveys the urgency of her undertaking to him in an over-the-top-dramatic dying scene. This is one of a number of lapses in logic, but never mind. The plot speeds forward apace, with enough preposterous

detours to make audiences intermittently forget that war is a-brewin’ and stakes are high. In some respects, the actor who plays Hannay in this show has the easiest job: Aside from a couple of costume disguises, he is one character throughout. LeVasseur strikes a balance of arrogance and patriotic zeal, managing to project romantic longing despite the campiness. He also sports a splendid pencil mustache.

FROM START TO FINISH, THIS PLAY KEEPS TONGUE FIRMLY IN CHEEK. After her turn as agent Annabella, Munson has a couple of other femmes to embody — each of which are, of course, attractive to our distractible hero. An unabashed physical comedian, Munson thoroughly embraces looking and sounding absurd, making her perfectly cast. It falls to Tyler Nye and Jack Herholdt — called Clown 1 and Clown 2 in the program — to perform all the other roles. Like, dozens of them, from enemy spies to podunk police to Scottish innkeepers

with impenetrable accents (an inexhaustible source of humor) to showmen in a gimmicky memory act at the London Palladium. Herholdt has an uncanny gift for manic physical and facial expressions. But both men throw themselves so consummately into these rapid-fire roles that one wonders whether they can remember their real identities at the end of the night. Given Barlow’s emphasis on an almost frantic pace, this production has a few inexplicably slow moments, particularly at the start. While these junctures give the audience’s smile muscles a break, the rhythm feels off. It’s as if The 39 Steps induces a need for speed throughout the house, and hitting the brakes is simply insupportable. But even the lapses are short-lived; soon enough, the race to save the day is on again. This show’s technical crew pulled out the stops, too. The play doesn’t call for a set, opting instead for frequently moving furniture and other props, but scenic designer Gianni Downs deserves credit for the white and gold frame around the sides and top of the stage, suggesting a faux theater within the theater. The audience chortled appreciatively when a smaller proscenium dropped down at the back of the stage for the Palladium shows — a meta theater within a theater. Terry Lawrence is responsible for all those funny props, and lighting designer Anthony Pellecchia provides suitably cinematic, shadowy drama. Caisa Sanburg’s sound design propels the imagination toward what cannot be shown. KJ Gilmer’s costumes range from pre-World War I vintage — right down to the fedoras and nylon stockings — to uproarious plaid ensembles for those innkeepers. And just what the heck are the 39 steps? Reviewer rules forbid revealing that detail. But there’s one way — actually, many ways — to find out. m Contact:

INFO The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and movie by Alfred Hitchcock, directed by Catherine Doherty, produced by Saint Michael’s Playhouse, Wednesday through Friday, July 10 through 12, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, July 13, 2 and 8 p.m., McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael’s College, in Colchester. $36.50-45.50.

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f Eric Warnstedt tells you he’s winging it, take it with a grain of salt. But don’t sprinkle any on his food. Just grab the fare and eat. These are the words that Warnstedt, a top Vermont chef, spoke — “We’re just wingin’ it” — as he dumped a pot of shrimp and corn on the cob onto a table in a Waterbury backyard. The food, which appeared from a cloud of steam, joined a hot mess already splayed on the table:




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clams, mussels, sausage, potatoes (skins on), zucchini and pork. “I feel like this is my Valhalla of eating!” exclaimed one diner at 18 Elm Street, where the feast went down on a rainy night in midJune. “’Cause I don’t even have a plate.” The serve-yourself feast that Warnstedt and his team at Prohibition Pig put together was part of a series of food events the family at 18 Elm is hosting into September. LISTEN IN ON LOCAL FOODIES...

The enthusiastic diner eating that night was appropriately dressed in a green slicker. Out of about 150 people attending, he was one of the few who was working: Ryan Miller, singer/guitar player in Guster, ate plateless and happy on break from a backyard gig at the feast. He was playing honky-tonk covers of the Smiths with Brett Hughes in a little group called the Smiths Go Western, under cover of a barn at 18 Elm.


That barn belongs to a set of buildings, painted yellow and surrounding a courtyard, a block from Main Street in Waterbury. The property has been in the Ayers family since the 1870s, when Orlo Ayers, a carriage maker and wheelwright, purchased and started to develop the land. He was the great-great-grandfather of two current residents of 18 Elm, potter BACKYARD EATS


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History is getting closer to repeating itself as Barre’s historic RISE UP BAKERY moves into the final stages of its restoration project. Nearly four years of fundraising and construction have gone into bringing the bakery, built in 1913 by granite workers and closed since 1943, back to its original use. “The building was a brick shell,” said project director CAROLYN SHAPIRO. Owned by the Barre Historical Society, the bakery has raised more than $300,000 under Shapiro’s guidance, through a successful Kickstarter campaign and funding from local and national grants. That money has been used to completely renovate the space, bringing it up to code and building a new wood-fired oven. A shell no more, the bakery hosted its first public workshop this past weekend, led by RANDY GEORGE of RED HEN BAKING. Destined to be both a commercial bakery and a teaching center, Rise Up Bakery has hired baker JIM HAAS to helm the

hearth. Haas, 56, is returning to his native Vermont after 28 years living in Ukraine, where he and his wife started the country’s first wood-fired bakery in 2006. In a bit of serendipity, Haas found the job posting thanks to George. “I saw ‘Vermont’ on a message from Randy on the Bread Bakers Guild of America list, and thank goodness I opened it,” said Haas. “When you’re a baker, you don’t have a lot of time for emails.” Haas will arrive later this summer in Barre, where he will




set to work writing a business plan for the bakery’s commercial arm. He plans to focus on the sourdoughs and ryes he developed while in Eastern Europe, as well as on breads that appeal to the local market. “I’m itching to get back to my roots and fire up that oven,” Haas said. “The work that Carolyn and the community did to breathe life into that building is awesome.” In the meantime, the bakery will host a demonstration on August 11 with JULES and HELEN RABIN, who baked breads coveted by central Vermonters for four decades under the name Upland Bakers. Shapiro sees these workshops as a way to involve

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Backyard Eats « P.42 Jeremy Ayers and his cousin, Ben Ayers, who runs a community development nonprofit in Katmandu. Ben lives in Nepal half the year. Guided by family history and a commitment to building community, Orlo’s ancestors are transforming 18 Elm into a cultural hub in Waterbury. They’re doing so by creating and hosting events in their backyard that are designed to bring people together through food, music, drinks and arts activities. “We not only want to keep the property in the family, we want to keep it as an active part of the community,” Ben said. The property at 18 Elm, where he and his cousins played in the barn’s cupola as kids, is imbued with “five generations of lessons” about the value of community engagement, he noted. “I want my children to be raised by a community,” Ben said. “And what better way to do it than invite people over to your yard?” The Ayers’ yard was full for the highcountry shrimp boil, a $20, all-you-can-eat riff on the low-country affair. One couple was drawn to the event from the Pro Pig brewery less than a block away. They followed the smoke and the music and discovered the party at 18 Elm: a beautiful and cool community event, the couple said. “What strikes me is, it’s a multigenerational event, with people of all ages,” said Courtney Giles, 34, of Duxbury, who attended with her husband. She manages

the engineering lab at the University of In one hand, Miller held a cardboard Vermont and said she witnessed this kind container of remoulade, a dipping sauce of all-ages gathering when she lived in Scot- getting dripped on by the rain. With the land. But Giles said she finds it rare here. other hand, he pulled food from the table “But this is awesome for that,” Giles in a rhythmic groove that he narrated: said. “Everybody ’s corn, dip, eat; potato, dip, eat; clam, dip, here: grandparents, little kids, parents.” eat; zucchini, dip, eat; Even in the rain, pork, dip, eat. people lingered that “I’m hovering,” night, drinking Pro Miller said of his presRYAN MIL L E R Pig beer and listening ence by the table. “I to the band play some non-Smiths covers, hope that people appreciate this. This is including “You Ain’t Going Nowhere” and the way to a band’s heart: a spread where “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” you get taken care of.” Another multigenerational crowd On his break, Miller demonstrated the kind of eating event Warnstedt had envi- convened at 18 Elm about two weeks later for the Waterbury Breakfast Club. sioned: “Jump in and grab.”

Conceived by Georgia Ayers, Jeremy’s wife, the brunch social is held every few weeks at the site. A trio performed on fiddle and accordion in the loft of a barn where, more than a century earlier, Orlo Ayers welcomed people in need of lodging (including a relative of author Nathaniel Hawthorne, according to family lore). Under a shade tree, little kids played with possibly the largest collection of Legos in Washington County. Georgia mixed Bloody Marys in a corner of the yard. Jeremy gave pottery demonstrations on a wheel outside his shop. Food vendors included Café Mamajuana, a mobile outfit from Burlington that serves Dominican cuisine. “I’m excited to be here,” said Maria LaraBregatta, who owns the business. “It’s nice to get people to try something [new] out here.” Her menu included empanadas and tostones — sweet and savory fried plantains. In turn, diners said they appreciated the variety of fare at the brunch events, including global dishes not typically available in Waterbury and surrounding towns. “I love making it over here,” said Lisa Mason of Moretown, who attended with her two young daughters and family friends. “It’s perfect when you don’t have a plan on Sunday. It’s a great opportunity to meet up with friends. And it feels so quintessential Vermont.” Though many of the occasions at 18 Elm center on food and drink, the Ayerses also organize arts events. One will take place this Saturday, July 13: 18 Elm’s third annual Artist as Designer exhibition. The curated show features live demonstrations by 10 Vermont artists and designers who make home goods, clothing, jewelry, pottery and fine art. Two dinners are planned for September at 18 Elm: a Middle Eastern meal with natural wine pairings by chef-owner Cara Chigazola Tobin of Honey Road, and an Indonesian-themed harvest feast from Carte Blanche, a Burlington-based food truck. For the latter meal, beverages by ZAFA Wines and Shacksbury Cider will be served. Spending the night at 18 Elm is a possibility, too, in accommodations perhaps more comfortable than a hayloft. The Ayerses offer short-term rentals via Airbnb at their ancestral home. “It’s a special spot,” Ben said. “It’s one of those places you don’t want to leave.” m



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A second location of the Stowe-based café and bakery PK COFFEE will open in early fall at 40 Foundry Street in Waterbury. “We’re very excited,” said co-owner KATRINA VEERMAN, who opened her Stowe coffee shop with co-owner MATT CARRELL in 2016. “I started looking for a space in Waterbury four years ago, before we opened in Stowe.” When PK Coffee found a spot on Mountain Road in Stowe, the owners focused their energy on making “a great space” there, Veerman said. “Now we’re back to Waterbury, and it’s great.” The 20-seat café in Waterbury, like its Stowe counterpart, will use beans from North Carolina-based Counter Culture Coffee, milk from SWEET ROWEN FARMSTEAD in West Glover and flour from ELMORE MOUNTAIN BREAD.

Cait Petteys and Carrell, who oversee the baking in Stowe, will continue that role in Waterbury. PK is working to develop a lunch menu in Waterbury with chef/consultant MATT JENNINGS of FULL HEART HOSPITALITY. Jennings is an award-winning chef from Boston who recently relocated to Vermont. A graduate of NEW ENGLAND CULINARY INSTITUTE, he authored the cookbook Homegrown: Cooking From My New England Roots. “I’m over the moon about Matt’s help and having him help us do things outside our comfort zone,” Veerman said. The plan is to make “some really fun, fresh things that will be easy to do in an affordable way.” PK Coffee has already made appearances in Waterbury as a vendor at WATERBURY BREAKFAST CLUB, a Sunday brunch event that happens every few weeks in the summer at 18 Elm Street. “Waterbury is an incredibly tight community,” Veerman said. “The food community especially seems very tight. We’re super-excited.” PK Coffee will be open seven days a week starting at 6:30 or 7 a.m.

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y grandmother always said, “Have a hot cup of tea, dear; it will cool you down.” The same thinking applies to a steaming bowl of pho on a hot summer day, right? That’s what I was hoping as I sat down at air-conditioned Pho Son on a humid 85-degree day last week. Burlington’s newest Vietnamese restaurant, at 213 College Street, started serving its take on pho and other streetfood dishes on June 6. It’s the first local restaurant for Son Le and his wife, Jennie Yee, but not their first business; customers familiar with their nail salon, Jennie Nail & Spa in CityPlace Burlington, will notice similar red accents in the restaurant’s décor. Le, 45, is no stranger to the restaurant business: He was a master sushi chef and restaurant owner in Montréal before moving to Burlington to be with Yee 10 years ago. “I didn’t open a sushi restaurant when I moved because there’s not a big market for sushi here,” said Le. But, after a decade of owning a nail salon downtown, Le’s network led him back to the kitchen. “I got to know a lot of people, including Yves Bradley of Pomerleau Real Estate,” Le said. “He was always looking for a location for me.” When the former Bueno y Sano space became available, Bradley connected Le with its owner. The location and space were too good to pass up, and Le decided to open a restaurant that focused on the food he and his family eat every day. “I was in the restaurant business for 25 years, but never Vietnamese food,” he said. “But I’m Vietnamese, and I cook this food at home anyway, so you could say I’m a Vietnamese chef.” Le used his experience, along with recipes from his sister and mother, to create a menu with a wide variety of pho, wok stir-fries, bánh mì and other traditional Vietnamese specialties. The décor nods to Vermont with a rustic barn-wood wall, and to Le’s past as a sushi chef with a chef’s counter overlooking the open kitchen. Le developed very high standards through his sushi training and has carried them over into his new venture. Comparing the two cuisines, though, he points out a big difference in consumer expectations. “Vietnamese food is cheap, but it’s very 46

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complex,” he said. “Sushi is complex, too, but it’s expensive.” The price that customers are willing to pay for a bowl of pho doesn’t reflect the work that goes into it — hours on hours of boiling the broth and building flavors, preparing ingredients, and timing everything perfectly so that it comes together the second the finished bowl hits the table. “The soup has to be hot. The bowl has to be hot. The medium-rare beef has to be medium rare. People recognize those things, and it’s only 12 bucks,” said Le. When my bowl of pho tái arrived, “hot” was an understatement. Steam billowed off the broth, carrying rich aromas of beef and star anise. The beef was thinly sliced, and I grabbed a piece with my chopsticks to taste it before the broth had a chance to overcook it. It was a perfect medium rare, as was my tongue after coming into



AN EVENING WITH HOUSE OF FERMENTOLOGY contact with the Each starter had plenty to piping broth. share, and I’m tempted to go Giving myself a back and make a whole meal second to recover, from the starter menu — or I turned to the from the specialty section, accompaniments. which offers larger portions My server returned and combinations of the starter with a plate full dishes. A handful of vegetarian of crunchy bean and vegan options appear on sprouts, leafy Thai the menu, but the emphasis is basil and lime wedges on traditional preparations, and and pointed me to the many of the sauces and stocks hoisin and Sriracha on contain fish sauce. the table. According to The bánh mì, available with both the server and a homemade pork sausage (bánh paragraph printed on mì thit), grilled chicken (bánh the menu, the addimì gà) or grilled steak (bánh mì Bubble tea at Pho Son tion of these herbs and bo), are a great idea for a takeout sauces is an essential lunch. Pho Son has an easy-to-use part of eating pho. online ordering system, and the I love a good interacflavor-packed sandwiches are just tive meal, and the instruc$7 or $8. tions were all the encouragement I The restaurant also has a range of needed to play with different flavor and bubble teas, including both milk tea and texture combinations. The large bowls tea juice (without dairy). I went for the leave lots of room for experimenting, and Galaxy Litchi and enjoyed every pop as even the generous portion of rice noodles litchi pearls flew through the wide straw at the bottom can’t possibly soak up the into my mouth. abundant broth. The bright pink of the bubble tea and The menu at Pho Son is approachable, the vibrancy of the aromas and flavors whether you’re familiar with Vietnam- filling the restaurant had my senses buzzese cuisine or trying it for the first time. ing. As I paid my bill, the mural on the Le and his staff are welcoming and quick wall finally caught my eye. A custom to offer suggestions. He has noticed that piece designed by Cuong Huynh, a Vietmost Vermonters are already familiar namese artist from San Diego, the mural with Vietnamese cuisine. “Pho is not like depicts the essence of Pho Son. It’s a McDonald’s, but everybody knows what street scene — titled “Vermont Street,” it is,” he said. “But if they’re not scared of to be exact — with people eating in small anything, I suggest pho gà — traditional groups, enjoying the restaurant’s dishes. ‘walking chicken’ with chicken liver, “Everybody has their eyes closed, except gizzard and heart.” four people,” said Le. “That’s me, my wife It may not be fast food, but Le frames and my two kids.” the menu — and the service model — as If the first month of business is any “street food,” and he wants to keep prices indication, Le is bringing that scene to low to reflect the casual, approachable life. Pho Son is open for lunch and dinner origins of these dishes in Vietnam. “I seven days a week, and Le’s first chance don’t want it to be fancy,” he said. “At the to shut his eyes was when the restaurant price I’m selling the food, you can come was closed on July 4. back three times a week.” “I don’t want to be famous,” said Le. Starters range from $4 to $8, pho “My focus is really good quality food, all from $11 to $15, and chargrilled meats the time.”  served with rice or vermicelli from $12 Contact: to $16. On a separate visit to Pho Son, I started my meal with bò lá lôt (seasoned INFO beef wrapped in betel leaves) and goi Pho Son, 213 College St., Burlington, cuon (shrimp and pork summer rolls). 540-8888,


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CHANGES TO TRANSIT SERVICE IN OUR REGION: Senior Green Mountain Transit planner Rachel Kennedy navigates GMT’s proposed updates to regional transit and fields comments and questions. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 5-7 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, info@

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MIDDLEBURY FESTIVAL ON THE GREEN: A sevenday fête includes musical performances, family-friendly programs, a street dance and more. See festivalonthegreen. org for details. Village Green, Middlebury, noon-1 & 7-10 p.m. Free. Info, 462-3555.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘FARMER OF THE YEAR’: An aging farmer and his aimless granddaughter embark on a cross-country road trip. A filmmaker Q&A follows. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 7 p.m. $5. Info, 533-2000.


‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: A new IMAX film unravels the mystery of the creature we love to fear. Northfield Savings Bank 3D Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. $3-5 plus regular admission, $11.50-14.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.

KNITTER’S GROUP: Needles in tow, crafters share their latest projects and get help with challenging patterns. All skill levels are welcome. South Burlington Community Library, University Mall, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 846-4140.


RUTLAND COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING & POTLUCK: Fans of feathered friends flock to a brief business meeting, a member slide show and a shared meal. Proctor Free Library, 6 p.m. Free. Info, birding@rutland

‘HIDDEN PACIFIC 3D’: Some of the Pacific Ocean’s most beautiful islands and marine national monuments grace the screen. Northfield Savings Bank 3D Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, noon, 2 & 4 p.m. $3-5 plus regular admission, $11.50-14.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848. ‘INCREDIBLE PREDATORS 3D’: Advanced filming techniques expose the planet’s top


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BRAINFREEZER 5K Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m., at Battery Park in Burlington. $20-40. Info, 318-4488,


‘KLIMT AND SCHIELE: EROS AND PSYCHE’: Works by artists Gustav Klimt and his protégé Egon Schiele are the focal point of a 2018 documentary recounting the start of the Vienna Secession of the late 1890s. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 11 a.m. $8-13. Info, 382-9222. ‘OCEANS: OUR BLUE PLANET 3D’: Actor Kate Winslet narrates a virtual odyssey into the largest and least-explored habitat on Earth. Northfield Savings Bank 3D Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. $3-5 plus regular admission, $11.50-14.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848. STOWE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: ‘REACHING FOR ZION: THE UNTOLD STORY OF RASTAS AND JEWS’: Viewers join Bob Marley’s granddaughter on a quest to understand her grandfather’s legacy, learning about Rastafari’s connection to Judaism along the way. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 7 p.m. $10-15. Info, 760-4634. ‘WETWARE’: Human genetic modification is part of WED.10

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On the Case Vermont author Charles Fergus’ bibliography includes titles such as Common Edible & Poisonous Mushrooms of the Northeast and Bears: Wild Guide. For his 19th book, Fergus made the leap from field guides to historical mystery novel. A Stranger Here Below: A Gideon Stoltz Mystery is set in 1830s America and tells the story of a smalltown Pennsylvania sheriff investigating a local judge’s apparent suicide. Fergus drew on his own experience with death — his mother was murdered by a burglar, he writes on his website — to craft a novel that is sure to captivate history buffs and mystery fans alike. The Northeast Kingdom resident reads from and discusses the book.

CHARLES FERGUS Wednesday, July 17, 7-8 p.m., at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. Free. Info, 748-8291,

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hunters on land, under the sea and in the air. Northfield Savings Bank 3D Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30 p.m. $3-5 plus regular admission, $11.5014.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.

If the idea of lacing up your sneakers for a 3.1-mile run doesn’t exactly excite you, the Brainfreezer 5K offers sweet incentive for participants to get up and go. Competitors in this eighth annual outing run 1.5 miles, then take a break to scarf down a pint of ice cream before completing the course. Folks vie for awards in categories such as fastest runners, best costumes and top fundraisers. Proceeds benefit People Helping People Global, a Vermont-based nonprofit providing interest-free microloans to individuals starting small businesses.


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

FIBER RIOT!: Creative types get hooked on knitting, crocheting, spinning and more at an informal weekly gathering. Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill, Waitsfield, 5-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 496-7746.


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avid Symons last performed at Barre’s Old Labor Hall as Hades in a 2009 production of Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown, now a Tony Award-winning musical. The New Orleans-based singer and accordionist returns to the former gathering place of 20th-century granite workers for a reunion concert with Inner Fire District, the band he founded in Burlington in 2006. Members, who are

scattered across Vermont, Louisiana, New York and Pennsylvania, reconvene with drums, guitar, tuba, clarinet and upright bass in tow. Fans can expect a rousing performance of Yiddish and Balkan folk music, revolutionary songs, and original compositions. INNER FIRE DISTRICT Monday, July 15, 7 p.m., at Old Labor Hall in Barre. $18-20. Info, 479-5600,


Night Light If you find yourself near the Winooski River in Colchester, don’t be surprised to hear the sounds of humans howling at the moon. Aquatic adventurers adorn their boats with creative lighting schemes before launching from the Heineberg Bridge Access for River of Light: Full Moon Paddle, organized by Friends of the Winooski River. Starting at sunset, participants journey the 2.5 miles to Lake Champlain, arriving to see Earth’s satellite in all its glory. No boat? No problem. This year, PaddleSurf Champlain offers paddleboard and kayak rentals. Check out a 2016 episode of “Stuck in Vermont” for a preview of this lunar-lit excursion.


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everyday reality in a new film by Vermont director Jay Craven. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $6-9. Info, 748-2600.

food & drink

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. COOK THE BOOK: Foodies bring a dish from In Season: Cooking With Vegetables and Fruits by Sarah Raven to a palate-pleasing potluck. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-4918. LEDDY PARK BEACH BITES: Lakeside picnickers enjoy games, adult beverages, food-truck fare and live entertainment. Attendees on two wheels make use of free bike valet service. Leddy Park, Burlington, 5:308:30 p.m. Free. Info, 864-0123. ROOFTOP GARDEN PARTY: Green thumb Charlie Nardozzi leads tours of the venue’s giving gardens during this Vermont Community Garden Network soirée serving farm-to-plate fare, local beer and wine, live music, and a silent auction., Burlington, 5:30 p.m. $50. Info, 861-4769.




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. CRIBBAGE & PINOCHLE: Card sharks engage in friendly competition. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3322.


MAH JONGG: Participants of all levels enjoy friendly bouts of this tile-based game. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 1-3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.


health & fitness

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, 9 & 10:40 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3322.


CHAIR YOGA: Comfortable clothing is recommended for this class focused on balance, breath, flexibility and meditation. Barre Area Senior Center, 11 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 479-9512. RESILIENCE FLOW: Individuals affected by traumatic brain injuries engage in a gentle yoga practice. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 448-4262. YOGA4CANCER: Meant for anyone affected by the illness, this class aims to help participants manage treatment side effects and recovery. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Donations. Info, 448-4262.



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


Find club dates in the music section. BURLINGTON CITY ARTS SUMMER CONCERTS: THE STARLINE RHYTHM BOYS: The guys channel the Texas honkytonks of the 1940s and ’50s with spirited country and juke-joint sounds. Lower Church St., Burlington, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7166. CAPITAL CITY BAND: The community ensemble hits all the right notes at a weekly gig on the green. Vermont Statehouse lawn, Montpelier, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 456-7054. CLEMENTINE DUBOST & DAVID PETRLIK: French-language speaking is encouraged at a Middlebury Language Schools concert of French music performed on piano and violin. A reception follows in the lobby. Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS SUMMER FESTIVAL: A 6:45 p.m. chat prepares audience members for a program of world-class chamber music. Refreshments are available at intermission. Elley-Long Music Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $1025; free for kids under 12. Info, 800-639-3443. GREEN MOUNTAIN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: ‘MYSTICAL REFLECTIONS’: Philip Glass’ “Annunciation” is fittingly paired with César Franck’s piano quintet. University of Vermont Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30-9:15 p.m. $25; free for students. Info, 503-1220. MIDDLESEX BANDSTAND SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Neo-soul songstress Myra Flynn serenades listeners in the meadow. Food by Mediterranean Mix is available for purchase. Martha Pellerin & Andy Shapiro Memorial Bandstand, Middlesex, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0881. OLD NORTH END NEIGHBORHOOD BAND TEEN MUSIC JAM: Be they accomplished or beginner musicians, young players find harmony in the traditional music of Burlington’s past and present immigrant groups. Boys & Girls Club, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 881-8500. SUMMER FREE FOR ALL: LULA WILES: This Boston-based trio infuses traditional folk music with pop hooks, layered vocals and other modern sounds.

Dartmouth Green, Hanover, N.H., 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-9600. VERMONT GIRLS CHOIR AUDITIONS: Young vocalists vie for spots in a professional singing ensemble and education program. Various locations statewide. Free; preregister. Info,


FROGGER!: Folks find slippery, bumpy amphibians by sight and sound. A-Side Beach, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 7 p.m. $24; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. PLANTS THAT HURT & PLANTS THAT HELP: On a botany walk, outdoors lovers get to know medicinal, poisonous and edible species growing in Vermont state parks. Nature Center, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 4 p.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.


BEGINNING BIRD WATCHING: With Birds of Vermont Museum carvings as examples, fledgling birders learn what to look for when seeking winged species in the wild. Charlotte Library, 5:306:30 p.m. Free; limited space. Info, 434-2167.


KILLINGTON MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB BIKE BUM RACE SERIES: Mountain bikers of all ages, riding solo or in teams of up to five, tackle the trails. Athletes cool down at an after-party. Killington Resort, 1-5 p.m. $15-150. Info, 800-734-9435. TENNIS LEAGUE: Players looking to get back in the game swing their rackets in fun-spirited dropin matches for ages 18 and up. The Edge Sports & Fitness, Essex Junction, 6-8 p.m. $10 per session; one-time $15 registration fee. Info, vt-league@newengland.


TIM BROOKES: The writer considers the fate of orthography in “Endangered Alphabets, Cultural Erosion and the Future of the Written Word.” Montgomery Town Library, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 326-2211. TIM JERMAN: “Edward Phelps and the ‘Lay of the Lost Traveler’” is a humorous review of a littleknown Vermonter whose sarcastic 1881 poem caused a stir in Essex Junction. Essex Memorial Hall, 7 p.m. Free. Info, essex communityhistoricalsociety@


GOOGLE DRIVE: Folks who are familiar with using the internet get dialed in to the basics of Google Chrome, Gmail and Google Docs. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217. TECH HELP WITH CLIF: Electronics novices develop skill sets applicable to smartphones,


tablets and other gadgets. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, noon & 1 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6955. TECHNOLOGY NIGHT: The astronomy app SkyView Lite becomes second nature during a class with Vermont Technical College’s Ken Bernard. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.


‘THE 39 STEPS’: A cast of four plays more than 150 characters in this delightfully manic Tony Award-winning whodunit by Patrick Barlow, based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film. McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 8 p.m. $36.50-45.50. Info, 654-2281. ‘THE FANTASTICKS’: “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” “Metaphor” and “Try to Remember” are just some of the classic songs in this Weston Playhouse production of the world’s longest-running musical. Weston Playhouse Main Stage, 2 & 7:30 p.m. $45-69. Info, 824-5288. ‘I AND YOU’: A tattered copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass inspires profound musings on human connectedness in this unlikely story of friendship between the popular jock Anthony and his homebound classmate Caroline. Weston Playhouse Second Stage at Walker Farm, 2 & 7:30 p.m. $45-60. Info, 824-5288. THE METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD: ‘IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA’: Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, tenor Juan Diego Flórez and baritone Peter Mattei showcase their powerful pipes in an on-screen production of Rossini’s comedic opera from the 2006-07 season. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $6-15. Info, 748-2600.


FRIENDS OF THE STOWE FREE LIBRARY BOOK SALE: A long-running library fundraiser features more than 25 categories of page-turners. Stowe Free Library, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Info, 253-6145. VETERANS BOOK GROUP: Women who have served in the U.S. military connect over reading materials and a light dinner. Women’s Comprehensive Care Center, White River Junction VA Medical Center, 5-6:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 295-9363, ext. 6134. WRITING CIRCLE: Words pour out when participants explore creative expression in a lowpressure environment. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 303.



CELEBRATE YOUR FARMER SOCIAL: A certified organic dairy producer plays host at a NOFA-VT

wood-fired pizza party, followed by a tour of the grounds. De La Bruere Organic Dairy, Essex Junction, 5:30 p.m. $10. Info, 434-4122, ext. 21.


FEAST & FIELD MARKET: Prepared foods and the folk-rock stylings of Bow Thayer are on the menu at a pastoral party. Clark Farm, Barnard, 5-9 p.m. $5-10. Info, GATHERINGS ON THE GREEN: Food trucks, live music and Mill River Brewing beer draw merrymakers to the center of town. Georgia Town Common, 5-9 p.m. Free. Info, 524-9794. LAKE BOMOSEEN BRIDAL SHOW: Brides-to-be meet the area’s top wedding professionals and scope out the latest trends. Prize drawings keep things interesting. Lake Bomoseen Lodge and Taproom, Castleton, 6:30-9 p.m. $6-7. Info, 459-2897. TROPICAL FISH CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: Speakers ranging from local hobbyists to nationally known aquarium aficionados share their expertise. Essex Junction VFW Post, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 372-8716. WEEKENDS ON THE GREEN: Visitors while away the hours with lawn games, craft beer and food truck snacks. Catch live music on Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday from 4-8 p.m. Village Green, Spruce Peak Plaza, Stowe, noon-9 p.m. Free. Info, 253-3000.

fairs & festivals

MIDDLEBURY FESTIVAL ON THE GREEN: See WED.10. SUMMERVALE: Locavores fête farms and farmers at a weekly event centered on food, music, kids’ activities and City Market, Onion River Co-op workshops. Northern Yard, Intervale Center, Burlington, 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 660-0440.

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See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’: Emma Watson stars as Belle in a live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic about a fearsome creature who learns to love. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. ‘FARMER OF THE YEAR’: See WED.10, Haskell Free Library & Opera House, Derby Line, 7-9 p.m. $12. Info, 413-230-6862. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.10. ‘HIDDEN PACIFIC 3D’: See WED.10. ‘INCREDIBLE PREDATORS 3D’: See WED.10.

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BURLINGTON EDIBLE HISTORY TOUR: Foodies sample local eats on a scrumptious stroll dedicated to the Queen City’s culinary past. Awning behind ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 1 p.m. $55. Info, eliseandgail@burlingtonedible COMMUNITY LUNCH: Gardengrown 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. FOOD — FIRE — FOAM: Woodfired pizza and other palatepleasing provisions fill bellies as singer-songwriters Riley Downing and Johnny Kashner provide a country-soul backdrop. Terrace, Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 5-9 p.m. Free. Info, 855-650-0080.


IN-STORE TASTING & DEMO: Foodies drop in to watch organic garlic scape pesto take shape. Folks also snag free samples and the recipe. Kiss the Cook, Middlebury, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 349-8803. PEACHAM FARMERS MARKET: Area residents and visitors alike rejoice in local flavors, kids’ activities and live tunes. Peacham Village Green, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, peachamfarmersmarket@gmail. com. VERGENNES FARMERS MARKET: Local food and crafts, live music, and hot eats add flavor to summer evenings. Vergennes City Park, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 233-9180. WATERBURY FARMERS MARKET: Cultivators and their customers swap veggie tales and edible inspirations at a weekly outdoor emporium complete with live music and yoga demos. Rusty Parker Memorial Park, Waterbury, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, waterbury THU.11

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CHITTENDEN COUNTY CHESS CLUB: Checkmate! Strategic thinkers make calculated moves as they vie for their opponents’ kings. Shaw’s, Shelburne Rd., South Burlington, 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-5403.

health & fitness

BEGINNERS TAI CHI: Students get a feel for the ancient Chinese practice. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 223-1772. BONE BUILDERS: Seniors rise and shine with an exercise program meant to increase bone density and muscle strength. Barre Area Senior Center, 8:309:30 a.m. Free. Info, 479-9512. 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. FALLS PREVENTION TAI CHI: Students improve their ability to stay steady on their feet. Barre Area Senior Center, 3:45-4:45 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 479-9512. KARMA KLASS: DONATIONBASED YOGA FOR A CAUSE: Active bodies hit the mat to support local nonprofits. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Donations. Info, 540-0186. MORNING STRENGTHEN & TONE: What better way to start the day than with an invigorating all-levels exercise class? Brookfield Old Town Hall, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Free. Info, YANG 24 TAI CHI: Slow, graceful, expansive movements promote wide-ranging health and fitness benefits. Shelburne Farms, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 735-5467. 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.


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BURLINGTON CONCERT BAND REHEARSALS: Enthusiastic players of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments find perfect harmony. St. Mark Catholic Parish, Burlington, 6:45-8:45 p.m. Free. Info, burlingtonconcert

JAQUITH LIBRARY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: The Stone Cold Roosters strut, swing and rock across decades of American music. Chez Mami Catering provides food for purchase. Old Schoolhouse Common, Marshfield, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. LAKE PLACID SINFONIETTA: Twenty professional players from across the country perform a noteworthy chamber music program. Strand Center Theatre, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. $20-25. Info, 518-563-1604, ext. 105. PRYDEIN: Bagpipes give this Burlington band’s rock songs a bit of Celtic flair. Bayside Park, Colchester, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5640. SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Oenophiles let loose with live music by Quadra, award-winning wine and mouthwatering eats. Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero, picnicking begins, 5 p.m.; music, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 372-9463. VERMONT GIRLS CHOIR AUDITIONS: See WED.10.


FINDING BIRDS BY EAR: Outdoorsy types listen in on what species are singing and flying in the woods near the Little River. Meet at Camp Smith parking lot, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 11 a.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. HEART OF SUMMER BIRD MONITORING WALK: Experienced birders lead a morning excursion in search of various species in their natural habitats. Office Building, Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Donations. Info, 434-3068. MUSHROOMS DEMYSTIFIED: Fungi fanatics learn about different varieties — fabulous and fearsome alike — found throughout the park. Nature Center, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 4 p.m. $2-4; free for kids ages 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. STREAM SAFARI: Dip nets in hand, nature lovers survey shady waterways. Nature Trail, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 2 p.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. SUNSET AQUADVENTURE PADDLE: Stunning scenery welcomes boaters, who explore the Waterbury Reservoir in search of local wildlife. Contact Station, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 6:30 p.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; limited space; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.


INTRODUCTION TO REPAIR CAFÉS: Those looking to reduce consumption and waste learn about events at which community members mend household objects. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 5:30-7 p.m. Free;

preregister; limited space. Info,


HOT TOPICS SUMMER LECTURE SERIES: Victor Flatt of the University of Houston Law Center presents “Disclosing the Danger: State Attorney Ethics Rules Meet Climate Change.” Room 012, Oakes Hall, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1371.


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.


‘THE 39 STEPS’: See WED.10. ‘CABARET’: Lost Nation Theater actors travel to Weimar-era Germany in this time-tested musical centered on a Berlin nightclub during Hitler’s rise to power. Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier City Hall, 7:30 p.m. $10-35. Info, 229-0492. ‘THE FANTASTICKS’: See WED.10, 7:30 p.m. ‘I AND YOU’: See WED.10, 7:30 p.m. ‘PIRATES OF PENZANCE’: Frederic’s apprenticeship with a band of merry pirates is to end on the orphan’s 21st birthday. But when it is revealed he was born on February 29, and thus only has birthdays in leap years, he is duty-bound to remain in servitude for another 63 years in Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera masterwork. Unadilla Theatre, Marshfield, 7:30 p.m. $10-25. Info, 456-8968. ‘WILDCAT’: Famous songs such as “Hey, Look Me Over” propel this musical comedy about an oil rush in Centravo City. QuarryWorks Theater, Adamant, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-6978.

FOMO? Find even more local events in this newspaper and online:

art Find visual art exhibits and events in the art section and at

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

music + comedy Find club dates at local venues in the music + nighlife section and at All family-oriented events are now published in Kids VT, our free parenting monthly. Look for it on newsstands and check out the online calendar at


‘THE WORLD GOES ’ROUND’: Sort of like a Broadway mixtape, this musical revue highlights the songbook of the Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, best known as the songwriting team behind classics such as Cabaret and Chicago. Depot Theatre, Westport, N.Y., 5 p.m. $20-35. Info, 518-962-4449.


pupils. SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 1:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 518-564-2040.


CIRCUS ARTS TRAINING JAM: Daring individuals perfect skills ranging from juggling to tight-rope walking with CAMP Burlington members. Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 6:30-9 p.m. Donations. Info,

20th season with a hearty meal, lawn games and live music. Save room for scoops from Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream! Maple Wind Farm, Richmond, 5:30 p.m. $10100. Info, 434-7257. PUBLIC CUPPING: Coffee connoisseurs and beginners alike explore the flavor notes and aromas of the roaster’s current offerings and new releases. Brio Coffeeworks, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 777-6641.

CANAAN MEETINGHOUSE READING SERIES: Poet Wyn Cooper and fiction writer Walter Wetherell share portions of their work. Meetinghouse, Canaan, N.H., 7:30 p.m. Free. Info,

LOUNGE 91: Green Mountain Railroad passengers delight in live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as picturesque scenery rolls by. Union Station, Burlington, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $60. Info, 800-707-3530.

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, info@richmond



SPINNING PLATES: The alleyway next to the theater is transformed into an outdoor dining room with food truck fare and a beer and wine garden. See town for restaurant information. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 5-10 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 388-1436.

VERMONT AUTHORS LECTURE SERIES: GREG DELANTY: Lovers of verse lean in for a reading from Selected Delanty, a 2017 collection by the Irish-born poet. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 6:30-8 p.m. $12; $70 for the series. Info, 533-2000.

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HODGDON’S TRUCKER’S FEST: Three days of family-friendly fun including food, music, parades and truck pulls benefit Turning Point of Franklin County. 225 Tabor Rd., West Swanton, 4 p.m. $5-40. Info, hodgdonstruckers



SOCIAL MEDIA FOR YOUR BUSINESS: SPEED MENTORING: Bay Haven Consulting’s Sara Munro doles out tech-savvy tips for making the most of hashtags and profile pages. Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. $10; preregister. Info, 391-4870.

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ANIMÉ NIGHT: Enthusiasts view and chat about the latest animated shows from Japan. Enter through the side door. Laboratory B, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 777-9012.


BALLROOM & LATIN DANCING: Singles, couples and beginners are welcome to join in a dance social featuring waltz, tango and more. Williston Jazzercise Fitness Center, 8-9:30 p.m. $10. Info, 862-2269. ECSTATIC DANCE VERMONT: Inspired by the 5Rhythms dance practice, attendees move, groove, release and open their hearts to life in a safe and sacred space. Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. $10. Info, QUEEN CITY CONTRA DANCE: Matthew Christian and Max Carmichael come through with live tunes while Mary Wesley calls the steps. North End Studios, Burlington, beginners’ session, 7:45 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. $9; free for kids under 12. Info, 877-3698.


CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE SUMMER OPEN HOUSE: Potential students scope out the institution included in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Rankings 2019 list of most innovative schools. Champlain College, Burlington, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 625-0201. SUNY PLATTSBURGH SUMMER OPEN HOUSE: A general presentation, campus tours and a student services and involvement fair engage potential


‘THE ADVENTURES OF MILO AND OTIS’: When unintentionally separated, a cat and a dog brave life-threatening situations in this 1986 family film. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600.

‘FARMER OF THE YEAR’: See WED.10, Plainfield Town Hall Opera House, 7-9 p.m. $12. Info, 413-230-6862. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.10. ‘HIDDEN PACIFIC 3D’: See WED.10. ‘INCREDIBLE PREDATORS 3D’: See WED.10. ‘OCEANS: OUR BLUE PLANET 3D’: See WED.10. SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILM TOUR: An evening of shorts introduces cinephile to the next generation of great directors. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘WETWARE’: See WED.10, 7 p.m.

food & drink

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. $89. Info, 800-707-3530. PASTURE-RAISED FRIED CHICKEN DINNERS ON THE FARM: Foodies fête the farm’s

SUN TO CHEESE TOUR: Fromage fans go behind the scenes and follow award-winning farmstead cheddar from raw milk to finished product. Shelburne Farms, 1:45-3:45 p.m. $20 includes a block of cheddar; preregister. Info, TRUCK STOP: Mobile kitchens dish out mouthwatering meals and libations. Live DJs and outdoor entertainment add to the fun. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 5-10 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 540-0406. WILD HART DISTILLERY POPUP: Imbibers treat their taste buds to samples, craft cocktails and packaged spirits to go. 5247 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, noon-7 p.m. Free tastings; cocktails and packages for purchase. Info, 777-5090.

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BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.10, 9:15 a.m. CRIBBAGE & PINOCHLE: See WED.10. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Imaginative teens and adults exercise their problem-solving skills in battles and adventures. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, game starts at 6:30 p.m.; arrive at 5:30 p.m. for help with character design. Free. Info, 878-6955.

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ADVANCED SUN TAI CHI 73: 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.10, 7:30 & 10:40 a.m. CHAIR YOGA: Students with limited mobility limber up with modified poses. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 448-4262.


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GONG MEDITATION: Sonic vibrations lead to healing and deep relaxation. Yoga Roots, Williston, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $18. Info, 318-6050. LIVING RECOVERY: Folks overcoming substance abuse move, breathe and make positive change in a moderately paced flow yoga class. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Donations. Info, 448-4262. MOVE YOUR BODY – STILL YOUR MIND: Simple qigong flow movements lead into an exploration of other meditative practices during a six-week summer session. Waterbury Public Library, 11 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 244-7036.

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TAI CHI STUDIO: Beginners and experienced practitioners alike perfect their steps with limited guidance. Barre Area Senior Center, 11:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 479-9512.

GREEN MOUNTAIN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: ‘TRANSCENDENCE’: Works by Valentini, Brahms and Ravel allow guest cellist Matt Haimovitz’s artistry to shine. University of Vermont Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30-9:15 p.m. $25; free for students. Info, 503-1220.

TAI CHI YANG 24: Students get an introduction to a gentle form of exercise said to benefit internal organs. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 2-3 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3322.

MARY MCGINNISS & THE SELKIES: A soulful mix of hypnotic grooves and gorgeous melodies carries through the air. Philo Ridge Farm, Charlotte, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 539-2912.


POINT COUNTERPOINT: Instructors of the chambermusic camp perform works by Mendelssohn, Brahms and others. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 382-9222.

Find club dates in the music section. BURLINGTON CITY ARTS SUMMER CONCERTS: ALEX2E: Having opened for the likes of Aaron Carter and the Zac Brown Band, the self-taught singersongwriter serves up original numbers for an alfresco concert. Lower Church St., Burlington, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7166. DAVID ROSANE & THE ZOOKEEPERS: The folk-rock protest band rallies support for literacy during a stop on its Across the Zoo-niverse library benefit tour. Peacham Congregational Church, 7-9 p.m. Donations. Info, 592-3330. FRIDAY NIGHT BLOCK PARTY: An opening set by Red Hot Juba paves the way for a Prince tribute concert by Purple. Food trucks and a beer garden round out this family-friendly dance party. Downtown Waterbury, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 793-6029. FRIDAY NIGHT FIRE: CHRIS KILLIAN & THE VERMONT BRIGADE: The vineyard is alive with the sounds of Vermontinspired rock, folk and funk music. Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery, Berlin, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-1151. FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE: LOVE & THEFT: Vendors and games warm up the crowd for an outdoor concert by the country music group behind the hits “Angel Eyes” and “Runaway.” Downtown Rutland, 5-10 p.m. Free. Info, 773-9380. GOV’T MULE: Led by singerguitarist Warren Haynes, the rock-and-roll band takes the stage with selections from 2017’s Revolution Come ... Revolution Go. Stateside Amphitheater, Jay Peak Resort, 6:30-11:45 p.m. $2550. Info, 800-451-4449.

SUMMER CARILLON CONCERT: The melodic sound of bells rings out across the campus in a performance by Tatiana Lukyanova, former associate carillonneur for St. Petersburg, Russia. Mead Memorial Chapel, Middlebury College, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. VERMONT GIRLS CHOIR AUDITIONS: See WED.10.


COEXISTING WITH BEARS: An interpretive ranger demystifies large furry mammals and other area wildlife. Nature Center, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 7 p.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. FINDING BIRDS BY EAR: See THU.11, 10 a.m. ROCKIN’ IN THE GREEN MOUNTAINS: Hikers step back in geologic time on a walk at the base of some of Earth’s oldest mountains. Waterbury Dam Crest, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 11 a.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.


DIVAS OF DIRT GROUP RIDES: Women mountain bikers of all ability levels share their passion for the sport at biweekly group rides and happy hours. Killington Resort, 4-6 p.m. Free with bike park ticket or pass, $22. Info, 422-6232.


2019-20 SNEAK PREVIEW: A sampling of video and audio

clips from scheduled 2019-20 performances gives arts lovers a glimpse of the upcoming season. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-5966. ‘THE 39 STEPS’: See WED.10. ‘BIG FISH’: A father-to-be is determined to learn the truth behind his own dad’s epic tales in this musical interpretation of Daniel Wallace’s celebrated novel. Put on by North Country Community Theatre. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $13.50-23.50. Info, 603-448-0400. ‘CABARET’: See THU.11. ‘DIG’: The Dorset Theatre Festival presents the world premiere of the new play by acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck (“NYPD Blue,” “L.A. Law,” NBC’s “Smash”). Dorset Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. $4858. Info, 867-2223. ‘EMMA’: Drawing on texts from anarchist Emma Goldman, poetry by Alexander Pushkin and current-day news, Bread and Puppet Theater presents a show that pushes against physical border walls and the imagined boundaries of human difference. Paper-Mâché Cathedral, Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, 7:30 p.m. $10-20. Info, 525-3031.

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‘EVERY BRILLIANT THING’: Middlebury Actors Workshop treats theater fans to a oneperson show about a young woman who helps her chronically depressed mother see the beauty in life. Phantom Theater, Edgcomb Barn, Warren, 8 p.m. $20. Info, 496-5997. ‘THE FANTASTICKS’: See WED.10, 7:30 p.m. ‘HOEDOWN AT BLOW-MEDOWN’: High wires meet high tenors in this collaboration of the Big Apple Circus and Opera North celebrating the music of Copland, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and others. Blow-Me-Down Farm, Cornish, N.H., 7 p.m. $25-50. Info, 603-448-0400. ‘I AND YOU’: See WED.10, 7:30 p.m. ‘L’ODEUR DE MOLIÈRE: THE DOCTOR AND THE DOWRY’: Alessandra’s grave — and completely fabricated — illness interferes with her father’s plans to marry her off in this Vermont Suitcase Company production. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 7:30 p.m. $10-15. Info, 533-2000. ‘PIRATES OF PENZANCE’: See THU.11. ‘WILDCAT’: See THU.11. ‘THE WORLD GOES ’ROUND’: See THU.11, 7:30 p.m.


THE BEST OF EXTEMPO: Local raconteurs retell their finest stories for audience members who vote with donation dollars. Funds raised benefit End the Backlog. Espresso Bueno, Barre, 8-10 p.m. Free. Info, 479-0896. FRIENDS OF THE STOWE FREE LIBRARY BOOK SALE: See WED.10. WRITER’S BLOCK: Scribes bring essays, short stories, one-act plays and poems to be critiqued by a supportive audience. Barre Area Senior Center, 10-11:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 479-9512.



COUNTRY GARDEN TOUR: Green thumbs take a self-guided route through eye-catching landscape designs. Various Jericho and Underhill locations, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $20; limited space. Info, 310-1854.


COMMUNITY YARD SALE, WORK DAY & CELEBRATION: Locals lend a hand in sprucing up the historic building. Make a day of it with gardening, kids’ activities and vegetarian food from the gill. Sexual Assault Crisis Team, Barre, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 476-1388.


SECOND SATURDAY SWING DANCE: Quick-footed participants get into the groove with the help of deejayed tunes. Bring clean shoes with

non-marking soles. Champlain Club, Burlington, beginner lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8-10:30 p.m. $5. Info, 864-8382.

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APOLLO 11 MOVIE SHOWING & MOON LAUNCH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Paper rocketfolding, a film screening and outdoor stargazing with the Vermont Astronomical Society commemorate the vessel’s 1969 journey. Pierson Library, Shelburne, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 985-5124. E-BIKE & BREW TOUR: Electric bicycles transport suds lovers to three local beer producers via scenic routes. Lamoille Valley Bike Tours, Johnson, noon-4:30 p.m. $75 includes an appetizer and two souvenir pint glasses. Info, 730-0161. GUIDED TOURS: History buffs explore the home of Revolutionary War patriot John Strong. DAR John Strong Mansion Museum, Addison, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3-10. Info, HISTORIC TOUR OF UVM: A walking tour of New England’s fifth oldest university brings its illustrious history to life. Ira Allen Statue, University Green, University of Vermont, Burlington, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 656-8673. 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. LIVE RAPTOR SHOW: Fans of feathered friends come faceto-face with owls, falcons and hawks during a program with Mike Clough of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. Pittsford Recreation Area, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 483-2972. LOUNGE 91: See FRI.12. RIDE FOR CAMP TA-KUM-TA: Motorcyclists take to the open road from starting points in Vermont and Plattsburgh, N.Y., on a trip to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta for a catered lunch. See takumta. org for details. Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, South Hero, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $45. Info, 372-5863. SHRED FEST: Those looking to avoid identity theft destroy and dispose of personal documents in a secure environment. New England Federal Credit Union, Williston, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 879-8790. STUNT KITE FLIERS & ARCHERY HOBBYISTS MEETING: Open to beginning and experienced hobbyists alike, a weekly gathering allows folks to share information and suggestions for equipment, sporting locations and more. Presto Music Store, South Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 658-0030. TOURS OF THE HISTORIC BARN HOUSE & EXHIBITS: Attendees view authentic African art, impressive architecture and antique fixtures during a stroll through historic buildings. Clemmons Family Farm, Charlotte, 10-11:30


ANTIQUES & UNIQUES FESTIVAL: A town tradition since 1971, this gathering of more than 100 antique vendors and artisans offers up live music and locally sourced fare. Craftsbury Common, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free; $5 parking fee benefits the Craftsbury Fire Department. Info, antiquesand DO GOOD FEST: Michael Franti & Spearhead headline an annual shindig benefiting Branches of Hope. Food trucks, a beer tent and a nonprofit village top off the fun. National Life Building, Montpelier, 3-9:30 p.m. Free; $20-25 for parking. Info, 229-3866. HODGDON’S TRUCKER’S FEST: See FRI.12, 10 a.m. MIDDLEBURY FESTIVAL ON THE GREEN: See WED.10, 7-10 p.m.

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STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: Ripe red fruit takes center stage at a summertime celebration serving up baked goods, wagon rides, barbecue bites, and a beer and wine tent. Cabot Smith Farm, noon-5 p.m. Free. Info, 424-3083. WATERBURY ARTS FEST: Live entertainment and gourmet eats add to a celebration of creativity showcasing area artisans. Stowe Street, Waterbury, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 496-6466.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘THE ATOMIC SUBMARINE’: Maritime vessels mysteriously disappear in this 1959 sci-fi flick shown on 16mm reel-to-reel film. Newman Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. Donations. Info,

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‘FARMER OF THE YEAR’: See WED.10, Enosburg Opera House, 7-9 p.m. $12. Info, 413-230-6862. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.10. ‘HIDDEN PACIFIC 3D’: See WED.10. ‘INCREDIBLE PREDATORS 3D’: See WED.10. ‘OCEANS: OUR BLUE PLANET 3D’: See WED.10. ‘WETWARE’: See WED.10. ‘WOMAN IN THE MOON’: Pianist Jeff Rapsis provides a live score for this 1929 silent picture about a scientist’s quest for treasure on Earth’s satellite. Brandon Town Hall, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 603-236-9237.

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CAPITAL CITY FARMERS MARKET: Meats and cheeses join farm-fresh produce, baked goods, locally made arts and crafts, and live music. 60 State St., Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, manager@montpelier CHAMPLAIN VALLEY DINNER TRAIN: See FRI.12. 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. COLD ROAST TURKEY & SUMMER SALAD SUPPER: Potato and broccoli salads, rolls, and desserts round out this buffet-style meal. Takeout is available. Vergennes United Methodist Church, 5-6:30 p.m. $5-9. Info, 877-3150. HOT DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: Free frankfurters satisfy snackers. Green Mountain HarleyDavidson, Essex Junction, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4778. SHELBURNE FARMERS MARKET: Harvested fruits and greens, artisan cheeses, and local novelties grace outdoor tables. Shelburne Parade Ground, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 482-4279. WILD HART DISTILLERY POPUP: See FRI.12.


VERMONT HISTORY TRIVIA: Teams and individual players put their knowledge of the Green Mountain State to the test. Vermont History Museum, Montpelier, 1-2:30 p.m. Regular admission, $5-7; $20 for families; free for Vermont Historical Society members and kids under 6. Info, 479-8500.

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CARVE YOGA CURIOUS?: Yoga, aerobic exercise and resistance strength training come together in a stress-relieving total-body workout. Hot Yoga Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 999-9963.

PRIDE YOGA: LGBTQ individuals and allies hit the mat for a stretching session suited to all levels. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Donations. Info, 448-4262.


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COMMUNITY YOGA: Active bodies get their stretch on with Carolyn Hannan and Marger Maldonado, increasing balance and flexibility. Namaste! Old Stone House Museum, Brownington, 10-11 a.m. Donations. Info, 754-2022.

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THE 4 HOARSE MEN: Mandolin, banjo, electric bass and acoustic guitar meld in a variety of musical styles. ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10. Info, 457-3500.

COLIN MCCAFFREY & PATTI CASEY: Long-established Vermont singer-songwriters Patti Casey and Colin McCaffrey bring their dazzling musical artistry to a duo performance. Meeting House on the Green, East Fairfield, 7-9 p.m. $10. Info, 827-6626. COOLER IN THE MOUNTAINS CONCERT SERIES: Wild Adriatic rock an outdoor performance. Annie in the Water open. Snowshed Lodge, Killington Resort, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-734-9435. KILLINGTON MUSIC FESTIVAL: MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS: “Winds Through Green Mountains” highlights a diverse chamber music repertoire. Ramshead Lodge, Killington Resort, 7 p.m. $25. Info, 773-4003. PIPE & SLIPPERS: An acoustic folk duo performs traditional and original tunes with a touch of humor. Old Stone House Museum, Brownington, 4-6 p.m. Donations. Info, 754-2022. ROCHESTER CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: Professional and amateur musicians celebration the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach during the 21st annual Bach Bash. Granville Town Hall, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 767-9234. A SENSE OF PLACE: COMMUNITY JOURNEY TO WEST AFRICA THROUGH DRUMS & DANCE: Master teaching artist Ismael Bangoura engages workshop participants in the traditional rhythms, patterns and sequences of West African drumming. Clemmons Family Farm, Charlotte, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Donations; preregister. Info, 765-560-5445. TWANGTOWN PARAMOURS: A hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes, the acoustic duo crafts catchy Americana sounds. Brandon Music, 7:30 p.m. $20; $45 includes dinner; preregister; BYOB. Info, 247-4295. VERMONT GIRLS CHOIR AUDITIONS: See WED.10.


FINDING BIRDS BY EAR: See THU.11, 9 a.m. LITTLE RIVER RAMBLE: With help from a park interpreter, hikers plan the route and duration of a guided trails tour. Park Office, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 11 a.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. MYSTERY HIKE: Outdoor adventurers join members of the Green Mountain Club Burlington section for a moderate trek. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister. Info, wesvolk@ OWL PROWL & NIGHT GHOST HIKE: Flashlight holders spy denizens of dusk on a journey to 19th-century settlement ruins, where spooky Vermont tales await. History Hike lot, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 7 p.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and

under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. STREAM SAFARI: See THU.11.


ASTRONOMY FOR EVERYONE: SIZE & SCALE OF THE UNIVERSE: Appropriate for folks ages 8 through 108, an out-of-this-world presentation with former NASA consultant Kevin Manning takes attendees on a virtual journey across the cosmos. South Burlington Community Library, University Mall, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 846-4140.


BRAINFREEZER 5K: Runners with stomachs of steel hit the pavement for 3.1 miles, pausing only to down a pint of ice cream. Proceeds benefit People Helping People Global. See calendar spotlight. Battery Park, Burlington, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $20-40. Info, 318-4488. T-H MARINE BASS FISHING LEAGUE: Anglers take to Lake Champlain to compete in a Fishing League Worldwide tournament. Dock Street Landing, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 6 a.m. Prices vary; preregister. Info, 518-561-2800.


‘THE 39 STEPS’: See WED.10, 2 & 8 p.m. ‘BIG FISH’: See FRI.12. ‘CABARET’: See THU.11. COMMUNITY REHEARSAL FOR ‘THE DIAGONAL LIFE CIRCUS’: Interested actors and musicians are invited to practice for an upcoming production. Circus Field, Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 525-3031. ‘DIG’: See FRI.12. ‘EVERY BRILLIANT THING’: See FRI.12.

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‘THE FANTASTICKS’: See WED.10. ‘HOEDOWN AT BLOW-ME-DOWN’: See FRI.12, 2 & 7 p.m. ‘I AND YOU’: See WED.10. ‘PIRATES OF PENZANCE’: See THU.11. ‘WILDCAT’: See THU.11, 2-4 & 7:30-9:30 p.m. ‘THE WORLD GOES ’ROUND’: See THU.11, 7:30 p.m.


BOOK SALE: Thousands of page turners delight lit lovers of all ages. Proceeds benefit the library. Craftsbury Public Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 586-9683. CHRIS TEBBETTS: The Hinesburg author introduces his latest novel Me, Myself & Him with a discussion and reading followed by a Q&A. Pride Center of Vermont, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 860-7812. FRIENDS OF THE STOWE FREE LIBRARY BOOK SALE: See WED.10. WRITERS FOR RECOVERY BOOK PUBLISHING PARTY: A live performance by musician Mark LeGrand paves the way for readings from the new anthology One Imagined Word at a Time, Vol. 4. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info,



COHASE GARDEN TOUR & TEA: Gardens in the Lower Cohase region of Vermont and New Hampshire take center stage during a popular outing. Pick up tickets at Denny Park in Bradford, Vt., or at Denny Park, Bradford, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $20. Info, 518-0030. CROP MOB: Volunteers get their hands dirty while harvesting and planting. Bring sturdy shoes, layers, work gloves and water. Email to carpool. River Berry Farm, Fairfax, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 861-9753. FLYNN GARDEN TOUR: SOLD OUT. A self-guided tour of private plots highlights stunning landscape designs. An afternoon tea follows. Various Shelburne locations, tour, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; tea, 3-4 p.m. $40; free for kids 14 and under. Info, 863-5966.


COMMUNITY MINDFULNESS PRACTICE: 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@


A CELEBRATION OF THE INDEPENDENT SPIRIT: Presentations by Deirdre Heekin, Duncan Holaday and Paula Marcoux pave the way for a prepared meal, spirit tastings

and the live jazz stylings of They Might Be Gypsies. BigTown Gallery, Rochester, 5-8 p.m. $45; cash bar. Info, GUIDED TOURS: See SAT.13. WEEKENDS ON THE GREEN: See THU.11, noon-6 p.m. WINGS & STRINGS: Nature and culture collide when a bird identification walk leads to midmorning tea and a concert of ethereal harp music. Old Stone House Museum, Brownington, 9-11:30 a.m. Free for birding; $15 for concert. Info, 754-2022.

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See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS’: Shown as part of the Vermont International Film Festival’s Sunday Best series, this 2017 documentary follows a 10-year-old Ukrainian boy enduring the pressures of war. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 4 p.m. $5. Info, 260-2600. ‘EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: VAN GOH & JAPAN’: A 2019 film shown as part of Great Art Wednesdays provides a portrait of the island country’s influence on the Dutch painter. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 4 p.m. $10-12. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.10. ‘HIDDEN PACIFIC 3D’: See WED.10. ‘INCREDIBLE PREDATORS 3D’: See WED.10. MOONLIGHT MAGIC: “Snap out of it!” Cinephiles celebrate the full moon with an outdoor screening of the Academy Award-winning movie Moonstruck starring Cher and Nicholas Cage. Kedron Valley Inn Restaurant & Tavern, South Woodstock, popcorn by the pond, 8 p.m.; movie, 8:30 p.m. $25 includes popcorn, candy and one cocktail; free for kids under 12. Info, 457-3981. ‘OCEANS: OUR BLUE PLANET 3D’: See WED.10.

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CHOCOLATE TASTING IN MIDDLESEX: See SAT.13. DINNER AT NORDIC FARMS: Peterson Quality Malt, Jericho Settlers Farm and Pete’s Greens are just a few of the local producers featured in chef Doug Pain’s family-style meal benefiting the Vermont Land Trust. Nordic Farms, Charlotte, 5 p.m. $125. Info, 855-650-0080. EAT UP! AT THE GREEN: Locals skip cooking dinner in favor of food and drink from area purveyors served amid art, live music and good company. Camp Meade, Middlesex, 4-9 p.m. Free. Info, 496-2108. FRIENDS’ AFTERNOON TEA PARTY: The Friends of the

Athenaeum cordially invite community members to enjoy finger foods, hot beverages and good company. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1-3 p.m. $20. Info, 745-1392. STOWE FARMERS MARKET: An appetizing assortment of fresh veggies, meats, milk, berries, herbs, beverages and crafts tempts shoppers. Red Barn Shops Field, Stowe, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, stowefarmers

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WILD HART DISTILLERY POPUP: See FRI.12. WINOOSKI FARMERS MARKET: Families shop for fresh produce, honey, meats, baked goods and prepared foods from vendors at an outdoor marketplace. Champlain Mill, Winooski, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, farmers

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SUMMER SERIES WITH SUKHA YOGA: An outdoor class led by instructor Lauren supports Steps to End Domestic Violence. Church Street Marketplace, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. Donations. Info, 324-9016. TECH-ASSISTED MEDITATION MEETUP: Mobile devices and headphones in tow, participants explore digital tools and techniques for achieving deep focus. Satori Float & Mind Spa, Shelburne, 2-3 p.m. Free. Info, 498-5555.


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

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Find club dates in the music section. BURLINGTON CONCERT BAND: Local musicians present a varied program of marches, show tunes and pop classics. BYO blanket or lawn chair. Battery Park, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, burlingtonconcertbandvt@ LELAND SUNDRIES, EASTERN MOUNTAIN TIME & ERIN CASSELS-BROWN: The Northeast Kingdom music outpost hosts an NYC-based Americana roots band, along with two Burlington country acts. The Barrage, Holland, 7-10 p.m. $10; BYOB. Info, com. NORTHEAST FIDDLERS ASSOCIATION MEETING: Lovers of this spirited art form gather to catch up and jam. American SUN.14

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BUG & BUTTERFLY WALK: Nature lovers bring nets, binoculars and magnifying glasses to catch a close-up glimpse of local species. Pack a picnic lunch for after the walk. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 10 a.m.noon. Donations. Info, 434-2167. LITTLE RIVER RAMBLE: See SAT.13. MANSFIELD FOREHEAD HIKE: A difficult excursion takes hikers over 6.4 miles of ground. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister. Info, jillghiker@ RAVENS RIDGE HIKE: Picturesque views reward participants on a two-mile ramble with a few steep rocky sections. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister. Info, ted@ TOUR OF WATERBURY DAM: Visitors explore a reforested encampment and discover how the Civilian Conservation Corps saved the Winooski Valley from flooded ruin. Meet at the top of the dam, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 11:30 a.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.


‘FINDING THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS PROJECT’: Members of the Green Mountain Boys Project outline their recent research on the militia organization founded in 1760. Mount Independence State Historic Site, Orwell, 2-3:30 p.m. $5; free for kids under 15. Info, 948-2000.


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‘BIG FISH’: See FRI.12, 2 p.m. ‘CABARET’: See THU.11, 2 p.m. ‘THE DIAGONAL LIFE CIRCUS’ & ‘THE NORMALITY REBELLION PAGEANT’: Activist theater company Bread and Puppet Theater examines the passions and politics of capitalist culture in a musical spectacle with community participation. Circus Field, Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, 3 p.m. $10-20. Info, 525-3031. ‘DIG’: See FRI.12, 2 p.m. ‘HOEDOWN AT BLOW-ME-DOWN’: See FRI.12, 2 & 7 p.m. ‘I AND YOU’: See WED.10, 3 p.m. ‘PIRATES OF PENZANCE’: See THU.11. ‘WILDCAT’: See THU.11, 2-4 p.m. ‘THE WORLD GOES ’ROUND’: See THU.11.

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GET TO KNOW YOUR CO-OP: YOUR COUNCIL: Shoppers learn about the work the food cooperative’s council does on behalf of member-owners. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, info@hunger


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.10, 6:30 p.m. CRIBBAGE & PINOCHLE: See WED.10. 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.


PITCH: Players compete in a trick-taking card game. Barre Area Senior Center, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 479-9512.


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BOOK SALE: See SAT.13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.



DOWNTOWN HERB WALK: Herbalist Guido Masé leads a stroll through Burlington to identify common medicinal plants that populate sidewalks, parks and lawns. City Market, Onion River Co-op, Downtown Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Free; limited space. Info, 861-9753.


HANDWORK CIRCLE: Friends and neighbors make progress on works of knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch and other creative endeavors. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 11’S MOON LANDING: Appearing via live webcast, American Museum of Natural History director of astrovisualization Carter Ammart leads a guided recreation of the vessel’s 1969 journey. South Burlington Community Library, University Mall, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 846-4140. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.10. ‘HIDDEN PACIFIC 3D’: See WED.10. ‘INCREDIBLE PREDATORS 3D’: See WED.10. ‘OCEANS: OUR BLUE PLANET 3D’: See WED.10. ‘SWEET CHARITY’: Shirley MacLaine plays a dancer straddling the line between hope and despair in the 1969 film adaptation of Neil Simon’s hit Broadway musical. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600.

BONE BUILDERS EXERCISE CLASSES: See WED.10. CHAIR YOGA WITH SANGHA STUDIO: Supported poses promote health and wellbeing. Heineberg Senior Center, Burlington, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Free. Info, 448-4262. COMMUNITY HERBAL CLINIC: Supervised clinical interns offer guidance and support to those looking to care for themselves using natural remedies. By appointment only. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier and Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 4-8 p.m. $10-30; additional cost for herbs; preregister. Info, 224-7100. GUIDED GROUP MEDITATION: In keeping with the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, folks practice mindfulness through sitting, walking, reading and discussion. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 7:158 p.m. Free. Info, 505-1688. MORNING STRENGTHEN & TONE: See THU.11.


Find club dates in the music section. INNER FIRE DISTRICT: Eastern European folk influences thread through songs by the eclectic ensemble founded in Burlington in 2006. See calendar spotlight. Old Labor Hall, Barre, 7 p.m. $1820. Info, 479-5600. SAMBATUCADA OPEN REHEARSAL: Burlington’s samba street band welcomes new drummers. Neither experience nor instruments are required. 8 Space Studio Collective, Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5017. VERMONT GIRLS CHOIR AUDITIONS: See WED.10.


KATE FORRER: The forester shares her expertise in a presentation on the invasive emerald ash borer. Brookfield Old Town Hall, 7 p.m. Free. Info, brookfieldoth@gmail. com.





2019/20 SEASON PREVIEW: Upper Valley arts lovers get a look at the Hopkins Center for the Arts’ upcoming programming. A launch party with free food and music follows on the Courtyard Café Patio. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 6 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422.


BOOK SALE: Bibliophiles browse thousands of gently used pageturners, CDs, DVDs and puzzles. Rutland Free Library, 4-8 p.m. Free. Info, 773-1860. FRIENDS OF THE STOWE FREE LIBRARY BOOK SALE: See WED.10.


TUNESDAYS ON THE FARM: Games, food vendors and live local music spice up a weekly social gathering. Pittsford Village Farm, 6-8 p.m. $5. Info, info@


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.10. ‘HIDDEN PACIFIC 3D’: See WED.10. ‘INCREDIBLE PREDATORS 3D’: See WED.10. ‘MY FAIR LADY’: Professor Henry Higgins transforms a Cockney flower girl played by Audrey Hepburn into a lady. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 & 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. ‘OCEANS: OUR BLUE PLANET 3D’: See WED.10.

VOICES OF COLOR SHOWCASE: People of color exercise their artistry when sharing stories and poetry. Light Club Lamp Shop, Burlington, 8-10:30 p.m. $1. Info, 660-9346.

‘SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS’: A film director seeks real-life experience as a hobo in a 1941 adventure film starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7-10 p.m. Donations. Info, 540-3018.


‘TOUGH GUISE 2’: A hard-hitting documentary challenges viewers to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. Plainfield Town Hall Opera House, snacks, 5:30 p.m.; film, 6 p.m.; discussion, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1286.


MUSIC WHILE YOU PICK: Lively tunes by the St. Andrews Pipeband of Vermont keep spirits high as locavores snap up fresh blueberries. Owl’s Head Blueberry Farm, Richmond, picking begins, 5 p.m.; music, 6-8 p.m. Minimum purchase of two quarts per adult, $6 per quart. Info, 434-3387.


SOCIAL MEDIA FOR YOUR BUSINESS: SPEED MENTORING: Bay Haven Consulting’s Sara Munro doles out tech-savvy tips for making the most of hashtags and profile pages. Montpelier City Hall, 1-4:30 p.m. $10-20; preregister. Info, info.vermont@


COMMUNITY DROP-IN CENTER HOURS: Wi-Fi, games and art materials are on hand at an open meeting space where folks forge social connections. GRACE, Hardwick, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 472-6857.


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.


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.

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HANDS IN THE KITCHEN: Home cooks whip up fruit smoothies in a hands-on workshop series promoting nutritious habits for adults ages 50 and up. O.N.E. Community Center, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. $5 includes a shared meal; preregister. Info, 864-0123. OLD NORTH END FARMERS MARKET: Locavores score breads, juices, ethnic foods and more from neighborhood vendors. Dewey Park, Burlington, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, oldnorth


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.10, 7 p.m.

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BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE TAI CHI: Whether they’re new to Sun-style practice or wish to review core moves, students join Elizabeth Wirls for some gentle exercise. Homestead Gardens, Wheeler House, South Burlington, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 735-5467. BONE BUILDERS: See THU.11. COMMUNITY HERBAL CLINIC: See MON.15, Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED TAI CHI: Time for individual questions and mentoring augments an hour of instruction. Homestead Gardens, Wheeler House, South Burlington, 10:3011:30 a.m. Free. Info, 735-5467. REIKI CLINIC: Thirty-minute treatments foster physical,

emotional and spiritual wellness. JourneyWorks, Burlington, 3-5:30 p.m. $10-30; preregister. Info, 860-6203. TAI CHI TUESDAYS: Friends old and new share a healthy pastime. Barre Area Senior Center, advanced, 1 p.m.; intermediate, 2 p.m.; beginner, 3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 479-9512. TUESDAY GUIDED MEDITATION: Participants learn to relax and let go. Stillpoint Center, Burlington, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 318-8605.


ITALIAN CONVERSATION GROUP: Parla Italiano? Language learners practice pronunciation and more in an informal gathering. Hartland Public Library, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 436-2473.

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‘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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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. Burlington Bay Market & Café, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 430-4652.


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CASTLETON SUMMER CONCERTS: Based in Boston, Mile Twelve walks the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Pavilion, Castleton University, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 468-6039. FAIRLEE SUMMER MUSIC SERIES: Bearing lawn chairs and picnic meals, locals head to the green for an evening of jazz by the George Voland Jazz Quintet. Fairlee Town Common, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 331-0997. LEFT EYE JUMP: The Burlington band draws on the authentic sounds of Chicago, Texas and New Orleans for a rollicking outdoor blues concert. Rain location: Old Brick Church. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. SHAPE NOTE SING: Locals lend their voices to four-part harmonies at this weekly sing-along of early American music in the “fa-sol-la-mi” tradition. Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 525-6972. SONGWRITING WORKSHOP: Dan Murphy of the local band ONEoverZERO shares tips and tools for structuring original tunes. Waterbury Public Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 244-7036. TU.16

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TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE: Brett Hughes & the Honky Tonk Crowd provide the musical backdrop to a pastoral party featuring good eats. BYO blanket or chair. Legion Field, Johnson, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 730-2943. VERMONT GIRLS CHOIR AUDITIONS: See WED.10.


FREE AIKIDO CLASS: A one-time complimentary introduction to the Japanese martial art focuses on centering and finding freedom while under attack. Open to prospective students. Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Free. Info, 951-8900. MICHELOB ULTRA GOLF LEAGUE: Players take swings in a weekly nine-hole scramble tournament. Sign up as a team or an individual. Killington Golf Course, 5 p.m. $25-30 includes dinner

BARNES & NOBLE BOOK CLUB: Avid readers examine Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner. Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 864-8001. BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB: Readers voice opinions about The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. BURLINGTON FREE WRITE: Aspiring writers respond to prompts in a welcoming atmosphere. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 999-1664.

RIVER OF LIGHT: FULL MOON PADDLE: Nature lovers afloat in brightly lit boats embark on an evening excursion on the Winooski River, howling at Earth’s satellite along the way. See calendar spotlight. Heineberg Bridge River Access, Colchester, 7-9 p.m. $10. Info,




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HOT TOPICS SUMMER LECTURE SERIES: Ellen Gilmer of E&E News considers “Climate Change in the Courts.” Room 012, Oakes Hall, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1371.


INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL: Columns, rows, cells, formulas and data entry become second nature at a tutorial on electronic spreadsheets. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217.

Google Hangouts. Waterbury Public Library, 2 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 244-7036.


‘I AND YOU’: See WED.10, 7:30 p.m.

VIDEO CHAT: Participants learn to connect with others via programs such as Skype, FaceTime and

REBECCA MAKKAI: Refreshments and free condoms are on hand at a reading and conversation with the author of the novel The Great Believers. Kelly Arbor of Vermont CARES also speaks. Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 229-0774. WINE & STORY OPEN MIC: Prompts inspire first-person narratives told to a live audience. Shelburne Vineyard, 7:30 p.m. $5. Info, 863-1754.

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GET PRODUCTIVE WITH GOOGLE’S DIGITAL TOOLS: Business owners, employees, students and others learn the benefits of Google’s online resources such as Gmail, Calendar and Drive. Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 391-4870.




MEMORABLE TIMES CAFÉ: Those living with mild to moderate memory loss and their care partners convene for casual social time. Refreshments are provided. Vermont History Center, Barre, 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Info, 476-2681.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.10. ‘HIDDEN PACIFIC 3D’: See WED.10. ‘INCREDIBLE PREDATORS 3D’: See WED.10. JUST-FOR-FUN MOVIES: Film fans keep their eyes glued to the



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screen for an all-ages flick about an extraterrestrial stranded on Earth. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. ‘OCEANS: OUR BLUE PLANET 3D’: See WED.10. ‘WETWARE’: See WED.10, a filmmaker Q&A follows. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 7 p.m. $5. Info, 533-2000.

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BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES: See WED.10. GERMAN CONVERSATION GROUP: Community members practice conversing auf Deutsch. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SPANISH: See WED.10.


GAYME NIGHT: Friends bond over contests such as Cards Against Humanity, Jenga Giant and Scrabble. Bring or borrow a game. Pride Center of Vermont, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 860-7812.


Find club dates in the music section. BURLINGTON CITY ARTS SUMMER CONCERTS: GREEN MOUNTAIN PLAYBOYS: Lunchtime listeners can’t help but dance to high-stepping music from the cajun dance band. Lower Church St., Burlington, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7166. CAPITAL CITY BAND: See WED.10. CASTLETON SUMMER CONCERTS: The Chamber Music Institute faculty ensemble charms classical connoisseurs with works by Mozart and others. Pavilion, Castleton University, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 468-6039. CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS SUMMER FESTIVAL: See WED.10. DAVID ROSANE & THE ZOOKEEPERS: See FRI.12, the Space on Main, Bradford. Info, 449-6246. FREE FOR ALL: RANKY TANKY: The Charleston, S.C., quintet spreads the Gullah music of the Carolina Sea Islands. Rain

location: Spaulding Auditorium. Dartmouth Green, Hanover, N.H., 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422. MIDDLESEX BANDSTAND SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Deep-groove originals and well-cultivated covers by High Summer fill the meadow. Food is available for purchase. Martha Pellerin & Andy Shapiro Memorial Bandstand, Middlesex, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0881. OLD NORTH END NEIGHBORHOOD BAND TEEN MUSIC JAM: See WED.10. VERMONT GIRLS CHOIR AUDITIONS: See WED.10. VERMONT MOZART FESTIVAL: “Mozart Magic” highlights works by the Austrian composer. Trapp Family Lodge Lounge, Stowe, 7-9 p.m. $30; free for kids. Info, info@ YANKEE BRASS BAND: Using rare and authentic period instruments and uniforms, the ensemble performs the music of the “Golden Age of Bands.” Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 244-8089.


FROGGER!: See WED.10. LAKE CHAMPLAIN LIVE: Citizen scientists board a University of Vermont research vessel where they experience an interactive introduction to the geology and formation of Lake Champlain. Rubenstein Ecosystem Laboratory, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $30. Info, 391-4410. PLANTS THAT HURT & PLANTS THAT HELP: See WED.10.



Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, which recounts her family’s hiding for two years during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Stowe Town Hall Theatre, 7:30 p.m. $14-20. Info, 253-3961. ‘DIG’: See FRI.12, 2 & 7:30 p.m. ‘I AND YOU’: See WED.10. ‘I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE’: Love bites in this beloved rom-com from Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts, the longest-running Off-Broadway musical comedy revue in history. McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 8 p.m. $36.50-45.50. Info, 654-2281. JOHN TREACY EAGAN: ‘GREAT BIG BROADWAY!’: The Broadway vet performs choice selections from throughout his long career, including hits like “On the Street Where You Live,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and “This Is the Moment.” Depot Theatre, Westport, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. $15. Info, 518-962-4449. THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LIVE IN HD: ‘AIDA’: Anna Netrebko takes on the title role in an on-screen production of Verdi’s Egyptian epic of love and politics from the 2018-19 season. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $6-15. Info, 748-2600.

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CHARLES FERGUS: A reading and author talk introduce bookworms to A Stranger Here Below: A Gideon Stoltz Mystery. See calendar spotlight. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. FRIENDS OF THE STOWE FREE LIBRARY BOOK SALE: See WED.10.





ALLISON LEVIN: An open discussion of waste reduction follows “Gleaning and Our View of Food.” Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, info@hunger CURRENT EVENTS CONVERSATION: Newsworthy subjects take the spotlight in this informal discussion. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 878-4918. TEDX BROWNELL LIBRARY: Lifelong learners watch TED Talk videos centered on the topic “Space.” Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.




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“The love and positive feedback that we constantly receive from readers makes my job a blast.”

Matt Weiner CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Seven Days staffer since 2006

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Matt Weiner spends every Wednesday morning waiting for a truck full of hot-off-the-press newspapers. Then he helps 18 drivers load up their vehicles with carefully counted stacks of Seven Days. Setting off in different directions, the group delivers a total of 36,000 papers to more than a thousand locations, from Plattsburgh, N.Y., to St. Johnsbury, White River Junction to Rutland. Weiner, 35, manages the distribution end of things at Seven Days. The South Burlington native started in circulation while he was a student at the University of Vermont. He had a paper route through all four years of college and, after graduation, parlayed that into a deputy director position. Four years ago, the sociology major took over the top job, which he embraces with cheerful gusto. There’s a lot of hard work involved in delivering so many newspapers in one day to three-quarters of Vermont: vetting and managing the drivers, many of whom are musicians; keeping track of “returns,” which we report to an auditor; mailing subscription copies; communicating with stores that want to carry Seven Days or any of the company’s seven other free publications. On Fridays, Matt goes out to some of the most popular pickup spots to monitor supply and demand. He restocks, straightens up and checks in with the people who make Seven Days available to readers. Witnessing the paper’s weekly assembly is “fascinating,” says Matt, who notes that his role in the relay is getting the finished product out to the people. “Sure, it can be a ton of pressure at times, but I love the feeling of overcoming the challenges that always pop up,” he said — snow, sleet and hail among them. “Additionally, the love and positive feedback that we constantly receive from readers makes my job a blast,” Matt says. “Because of the fact that I spend so much time interacting with the general public, I am often a conduit for feedback from the streets to the rest of our staff.”

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art ART JOURNALING AT HORSFORD GARDEN: Garden journaling is a quiet, focused activity. A hybrid of written text and visual images, a garden journal is a compilation of thoughts, observations and memories. Nature gazing allows for self-reflection and relaxation. Join us at Horsford Gardens: Explore the magic of this gorgeous setting and release your creativity. Thu. Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $12/2hour class, materials provided. Location: Horsford Gardens and Nursery, 2111 Greenbush Rd., Charlotte. Info: Cristina Clarimon, 735-2034,,

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,

design/build THE BLACKSMITH’S KNIFE: The blacksmith’s knife is a forged blade, handle and all, from a single piece of steel, incorporating twists, curls and flourishes to practice basic smithing techniques while producing a useful tool. Unique options for personal touches. Get hands-on experience with tools like the forge, hammer, anvil and belt grinder. Wed., 6-9 p.m., Jul. 10-31 Cost: $340/person; incl. $40 material fee. Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: 5400761, education@generatorvt. com,

drumming TAIKO AND DJEMBE CLASSES IN BURLINGTON!: Sessions begin monthly for adults, kids, parents! Parade and conga classes, too. Intermediate Taiko: Mon., 6-8:20 p.m. Taiko, adults: Tue., 5:30-6:20 p.m., and Wed., 6:30-7:50 p.m. Djembe, adults: Wed., 5:30-6:20 p.m. Taiko, kids and parents: Tue., 4:30-5:20 p.m. World Drumming, kids and parents: Wed., 4:30-5:20 p.m. Drums provided. Schedule/ register online. Location: Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 3G, Burlington. Info: 999-4255,

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BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS DANCE: For students in/interested in Flynn Show Choirs. We’ll explore a variety of Broadway and movie musical styles. Structured to benefit beginning dancers & those w/ training. Learn to feel/ express music through dance. Build new skills in a supportive environment. At week’s end, we’ll perform several show-stoppers. Instructor: Karen Amirault. Mon.Fri., Jul. 22-26; Ages 6-8: 8:3011:30 a.m.; Ages 9-14: noon-3 p.m Cost: $225/person. Location: FlynnArts, Burlington. Info: 6524537,, LATIN JAZZ INTENSIVE: Students work with jazz trumpet and luminary Ray Vega and a variety of artist-educators. Place into one of three combos, apply the principles and nuances of improvisation, investigating chord structure and developing melodic creativity. Latin hand percussion workshops spice up the days and add to your musical toolkit. Ages 13+, Mon.-Fri., Aug. 5-9, 12:30-5 p.m. Cost: $365/person; incl. jazz performance ticket. Location: FlynnArts, Burlington. Info: Sarah Caliendo, 652-4537, scaliendo@,

SILENT FILMMAKING : Calling all budding filmmakers ages 11-14! Learn the elements of silent moviemaking, including performing, storyboarding, scripting, filming with iPads and editing with iMovie. Work as a team to produce your own short silent film. Instructors: Elisa Van Duyne and Ross Ransom. Mon.Fri., Jul. 22-26, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $350/person. Location: RETN, Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info: 652-4537, scaliendo@, UNDER THE BIG TOP: Run away with the circus! Campers create clown costumes and characters for their own circus experience. Theatrical exploration of adventures awaits audiences and performers under the big top. Mesmerize family and friends at week’s end when they join us on the Flynn’s MainStage for our spectacular show. Instructor: Tracy Martin. Ages 6-8, Mon.-Fri., Jul. 15-19, 1-3:30 p.m. Cost: $185/ person. Location: FlynnArts, Burlington. Info: 652-4537,



BUDGET BRANDING RAPID VINYL SCREEN PRINTING: Rapid Vinyl Screen Printing (Vinyl Training included). Get your brand out there! Learn how to make affordable merch using Adobe Illustrator and a vinyl cutter. Hands-on workshop teaches students how to make multicolor prints using mesh screen and vinyl application techniques. Learn tools necessary to turn drawings into reproducible designs. Mon., 6-9 p.m., Jul. 15-29. Cost: $235/3week class; incl. $10 material fee. Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: Sarah Sprague, 540-0761, education@, generatorvt. com.

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Bunce, MS. Explore the integration of herbal medicine and somatic practices to modulate the stress response, heal trauma, and build personal and collective resilience. Aug. 16-18. Cost: $250/weekend intensive. Location: Reciprocity: Vermont Embodiment Center, Underhill. Info: teaching/courses-online-live. HEALING BIRTH TRAUMA: Learn about herbs and interventions for healing from birth trauma and preventing it in the first place. Use principles of trauma-informed care to center the needs of birthing people, babies and their families as they heal from physical, emotional or spiritual birth trauma. Explore supporting people to heal through transformative hardship. Sat., Jul. 20, 1-4 p.m. Cost: $40/3-hour class. Location: Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, 252 Main St., Montpelier. Info: 224-7100, info@vtherb,

is to help empower people by giving them realistic martial arts training practices they can carry with them throughout life. IBJJF and CBJJ certified black belt sixth-degree instructor under Carlson Gracie Sr.: teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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@,

LEARN SPANISH & OPEN NEW DOORS: We provide high-quality, affordable instruction in the Spanish language for adults, students and children. Travelers lesson package. Our 13th year. Small classes, private lessons and online instruction with a native speaker. Also live, engaging, face-to-face online English classes. See our website for complete information or contact us for details. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: 585-1025, spanish, spanish

martial arts 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 becoming victims and help them feel safe and secure. Our sole purpose


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: 363-6890.


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, Western anatomy and physiology are taught. VSAC nondegree grants are available. FSMTBapproved program. Starts Sep. Cost: $6,000/625-hour program. Location: Elements of Healing, 21 Essex Way, Suite 109, Essex Jct.. Info: Scott Moylan, 288-8160,,

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.


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EVOLUTION YOGA: Practice yoga in a down-to-earth atmosphere with some of the most experienced teachers and therapeutic professionals in Burlington. New this summer: Yoga on the Lake, at the Community Sailing Center, MWF, 7-8 a.m., and Saturday, 7:30-8:30 a.m.; and Yoga in the Park, Tuesday, 7:15-8:15 a.m., at Oakledge near Sunclock, and Thursday, 7-8 a.m., in Smalley Park. Daily drop-in classes including $10 community classes, Yoga Wall and Yoga Therapeutics classes led by physical therapists. Dive deeper into your practice or register for our Yoga Teacher Training for Healthcare Providers. $10-$15/ class; $140/10-class card; $10/ community class. New students $100/10-class card. Location: Evolution Yoga, 20 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: 864-9642.





HOLDING SPACE TO MAKE SPACE: This is a workshop for yoga instructors, led by John McConnell. In this workshop, John hopes you will learn a variety of appropriate adjustments, both verbal and physical, see students and adjustments more clearly, and deepen the quality of teaching and community. Sun., Jul. 21, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $90/person. Location: Campus Rec Studio at UVM Patrick Gym, 97 Spear St., Burlington. Info: John McConnell, 488-0124,, LAUGHING RIVER YOGA: Located in a beautiful setting overlooking the Winooski River. We offer high-quality classes, workshops and trainings taught by experienced teachers who honor the beauty and wisdom of the yogic tradition. Check our website to learn more about our life-changing 200-hour teacher training program. All bodies and abilities are welcome. Daily classes, workshops, 200- and 300-hour yoga teacher training. Cost: $65/first month of unlimited classes; workshop & training prices vary. Location: Laughing River Yoga, Chace Mill, Suite 126, Burlington. Info: 343-8119,



language ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE: Late summer session. A six-week session of French classes for all levels of adult learners will start on July 15 at our Burlington location. Please go to and read about our offerings. Starting July 15. Location: Alliance Française of the Lake Champlain Region, 43 King St., Burlington. Info: Micheline Tremblay, 881-8826, education@,

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Rebirth and sizzling sets at the Montréal International Jazz Festival B Y JAR RET T BERMAN

Morcheeba at the Montréal International Jazz Festival


antasy author Vera Nazarian once mused, “If music is a place, then jazz is the city.” She might have been talking about Montréal. Just 90 miles north of Burlington lies Québec’s vibrant, island metropolis, nearly Manhattan-like in its diverse urban rhythms. Montréal is the world’s fourth-largest francophone city, according to the Rand McNally World Atlas, and the Québécois cherish their mother tongue. But come summer, the only accents that really matter are syncopated, as music is the language you’re likely to hear everywhere. As with Burlington’s Discover Jazz Festival, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has Québec’s largest city pulsing with celebration: Bass notes boom from its parks, bucket drums echo through alleys, and brassy horns burst into the evening air. Since its inception in 1979, Montréal’s jazz festival has flourished. Featuring musical icons from Ray Charles and Leonard Cohen to Stevie Wonder and Prince, the weeklong gala has drawn genre superstars and millions of fans to la belle province. Now, 40 years hence, it is unmatched in spectacle and scope. Centered on the city’s pedestrian-only Place des Arts, the jumbo fête boasts a full square kilometer of action from midday 66

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to midnight. And most of it is free. Public pianos are primed for passersby; kids can climb on colossal congas. With more than 150 concerts on a dozen stages, this fest is the undisputed king of cool. But you don’t need to know John Coltrane’s Giant Steps or understand a 2-5-1 chord progression to enjoy the party. Whether it’s an evening with reggae lions Steel Pulse, Grammy Award-winner

Though she joked, “I have songs older than some of you,” vocalist Skye Edwards hasn’t lost her edge. Draped provocatively in a bespoke, dragon-winged dress and scarlet hat, the London-based chanteuse snaked through lush classics such as “Part of the Process” and “The Sea” with soulful command. Even the breezy track “Friction” enchanted with its reggae-flavored backbeat. “Blaze Away,” the title track


THAT REALLY MATTER ARE SYNCOPATED. Norah Jones or new-gen rockers alt-J, the festival weaves a tapestry of dynamic global talent. On my midweek visit, I was spoiled for choice. Making a rare Morcheeba show meant missing sax avatar Joshua Redman. #firstworldfomo! English trip-hop pioneers Morcheeba marked two decades of downtempo with a sizzling, electronic set at MTELUS on rue St. Catherine. Guitarist and cofounder Ross Godfrey’s psychedelic solos matched a light show whose searing visuals surely prompted flashbacks, as the capacity crowd moved hypnotically to a wall of woozy reverb.

from Morcheeba’s 2018 studio album, treated fans to the same seductive, latenight soundtrack the band has been spinning since the mid-’90s. That show proved a worthy aperitif as I moved from steamy club to openair dance floor at the nearby Heineken Place, just steps off St. Catherine. After dark, Montréal’s jazz fest feels a bit like crashing someone else’s party, with a fresh keg for currency. Faces of every color smiled warmly, and eyes that met for only a moment glimmered with common purpose. Was it the Hendrick’s Gin Bar, or genuine joie de vivre that loosened me?

Before long I was grooving to a boisterous twin-sax attack, courtesy of native sextet the Liquor Store Band, whose jams left me sweat-soaked and satisfied. Free shows run past midnight in the Quartier des Spectacles, which makes for a heady, carnival-like atmosphere. Thudding beats careen off buildings, teasing untold surprises. Facing a second marathon day, I sought nourishment beyond the festival’s onetrick food trucks. Flush with worldly kitchens, Montréal is a gourmand’s dream. Cafés dot every corner, but there are also Portuguese fish houses, Syrian grills, Jewish delis and poutine temples. Remarkably, I scored a seat at Joe Beef, the city’s toughest table and a perennial pick for Canada’s top resto. Nestled amid Little Burgundy’s busy shops, this iconic eatery wows from the first bite. Owners David McMillan and Frédéric Morin may have traded white linen for chalkboard menus, but their celebrity is unbowed. Dishes such as croquettes de viande fumée and duckfat fries are uniquely Québécois, while torchon de foie gras and bacon-stuffed morels hail from the very pages of la bonne cuisine française. The coveted, honeycombed mushrooms were a showstopper, pairing beautifully with a bottle of Spanish Trepat. At its upscale price point, Joe Beef isn’t exactly festival food, but the detour is worth it, especially if you’re headed to the jazz fest’s newly expanded satellite venue in Verdun. South of Centre-Ville, with an urban beach bordering the St. Lawrence River, this blue-collar borough charms like Brooklyn and now has the beats to boot. Of course, even at its best, Montréal’s alternating one-way streets and ever-present construction make for tough driving. So, ditch the wheels and trust your feet. Those who haven’t visited in a while will relish the convenience of the jazz fest’s official smartphone app, which puts artist bios, festival maps and schedules right at A FINE FÊTE

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News and views on the local music + nightlife scene COURTESY OF STEPHEN MEASE


SnowBall at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center during Highlight 2018

Hey, Mister DJ

Did you catch last week’s music scene survey? Once in a while, we like to poll prominent members of the local music community on various topics. Last week’s piece focused on DJs and whether or not they take requests. Answers were varied and detailed. If you didn’t see it, try to scrounge up a copy of last week’s paper. Or, more realistically, check it out on our website. It’s worth your time. However, it dawned on me that I didn’t include any of my own personal opinions about requests. Such a feature doesn’t really allow for them, anyway. Luckily I have this handy-dandy column in which to opine. When I’m deejaying, nothing drives me crazier than requests from the audience. Actually, it’s not so much the requests that bug me. It’s the righteous indignation that follows my canned response of “no.” I don’t want to go into too much detail here, because this isn’t about promoting myself, but my approach to deejaying is very involved and more like performance art than a typical DJ set. It drives me bananas when people can’t see that something intentional is happening during my sets. Anyway, I digress. Unequivocally, club DJs should not be trifled with. Let them do their thing. If you don’t like the music, you can leave. Or you can be an adult and roll with it.

That’s not to say requests are never appropriate. When and where can you make a request? Namely, private events like weddings, anniversary parties, and bar and bat mitvahs. School dances are another. Also, if you see a clipboard or some other source of input, obviously requests are a go. I’ve also heard that some DJs in bigger cities are using apps through which clubgoers can request songs and also add tips. OK, that’s my two cents. On with this week’s music news.

Funny Folk In a rare mashup of the local comedy and music scenes, Vermont Comedy Club hosts a special event called Comedy in Concert on Friday, July 12. The show pairs musicians with the club’s house long-form improv team, the UNMENTIONABLES. After a brief performance, the improvisers create scenes based on their interpretations of the music. Hilarity ensues, natch. This week’s artists are ambient folksters ZACK DUPONT and MATT DELUCA. The pair is DuPont’s regular gig at the moment, as his two bands with his brother SAM DUPONT, the somber folk duo the DUPONT BROTHERS and its more rockin’ counterpart SOUNDBROTHER, are currently somewhat dormant. “It’s a huge sound,” Zack says of his project with Deluca, describing it during a recent phone call as

“meditative but also expansive and improvisational.” You can get a taste of the pair’s sound on Zack’s recently released two-track EP, Everything Is Earth, available to stream or purchase on Bandcamp.

You Light Up My Life

In 2017, Burlington witnessed the last ever First Night, the Queen City’s long-running, eclectic New Year’s Eve celebration. As mild panic ensued in the early part of 2018 over what would take its place, the folks at Burlington City Arts and Signal Kitchen stepped up with Highlight. The new, sprawling event featured gobs of live music and other artsy happenings and was generally considered a rousing success. A huge part of Highlight is community involvement, which starts with the Bright Idea Project. Simply put, anyone can submit a concept for something they’d like to see produced under the Highlight banner. It can be a music event, an art installation, a performance art piece — anything “that will connect our community across the city on December 31,” BCA event and production manager ZACH WILLIAMSON said in a press release. According to the request for proposal, available for download at the website, you could potentially be awarded up to $10,000 to produce your event. A number of stipulations follow: Events must be accessible and open to the public, for example, and be produced by Vermont residents. Applications can be submitted until Monday, August 12, so you have some time. Get to brainstorming, y’all!

It Could Happen to You

Calling all Vermont-based bands and artists! The time has come for Seven Days’ annual Grand Point North Local Band Contest! (I really should’ve mentioned this last week, so apologies for not properly blasting it out until now.) In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, Grand Point North is one of the best music festivals in Vermont. Helmed by the incomparable GRACE POTTER and Higher Ground Presents, the two-day bash takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, at Burlington’s Waterfront Park. And every year, one lucky act will win the opportunity to join the bill and open the festival. To enter the contest, simply go to our website, look for the band contest SOUNDBITES

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THE FARMHOUSE TAP & GRILL: After Dinner Comedy with Lindsay Jane Haddad, 8 p.m., free. FOAM BREWERS: Familiar Faces (jam, eclectic), 6:30 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: The Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet, 8:30 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Cody Sargent Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. John Abair, Ian Stonerook and Riley Downing, Jon Hatchett, DJ 2left-feet (country), 9 p.m., $5. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Magnolia Bayou, Bow Thayer (rock), 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Jen Cork (indie folk), 7 p.m., free. Long Gone John (Tallgrass Getdown) (Americana), 8:30 p.m., free. Mosaic featuring members of Kat Wright and the Welterweights (jam), 10 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE: The Jeff Salisbury Band (blues), 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (open format), 11 p.m., free. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: Irish Session, 7 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Godfather Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Shake (Acoustic) (pop, rock), 7 p.m., free.

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CITY SPORTS GRILLE: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. THE DOUBLE E LOUNGE AT ESSEX EXPERIENCE: Burlington Songwriters (singer-songwriter), 6:30 p.m., free. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Cryptic Wisdom, Michael Wavves, DoubleYou (hip-hop, pop), 8 p.m., $12/14. MONKEY HOUSE: Chazzy Lake, Racket Man, Community Garden (indie), 8 p.m., free. THE OLD POST: Karaoke with D Jay Baron, 8 p.m., free.


MOOGS PLACE: Trivia Night, 6:30 p.m., free. J.J. Booth Band (folk-rock), 8 p.m., free.

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ZENBARN: Wednesday Night Dead (Grateful Dead tribute), 7 p.m., free.

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CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Karaoke with DJ Amanda Rock, 9 p.m., free.

champlain islands/ northwest 14TH STAR BREWING CO.: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. NORTH HERO HOUSE INN & RESTAURANT: Jeff and Gina (Americana), 5:30 p.m., free.


TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Tom Caswell Blues Jam, 7 p.m., free.

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1ST REPUBLIC BREWING COMPANY: Jesse Agan (singersongwriter), 6 p.m., free.

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THE DOUBLE E LOUNGE AT ESSEX EXPERIENCE: Blue Fox (blues), 7:30 p.m., free.

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

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HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Mike Love, Kali Stoddard-Imari (reggae), 8:30 p.m., $15/18.

MONOPOLE: Open Mic with Lucid, 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): String Band Karaoke, 6 p.m., free.

JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: The Brevity Thing (folk, rock), 7 p.m., free. MAGIC HAT ARTIFACTORY: Strange Purple Jelly (jam), 7 p.m., free.


MONKEY HOUSE: Untapped: A Night of Burlesque and Drag, 8:30 p.m., $10.


DELI 126: Vinyl Me, Please presents the Spins (vinyl listening party), second Thursday of every month, 6 p.m., free.

THE OLD POST: Full Share (covers), 8:30-11:30 p.m., free.

DRINK: Downstairs Comedy Open Mic, 8 p.m., free. HALF LOUNGE: DJ SVPPLY & Bankz (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: George Petit Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., $5. Light Club Jazz Sessions and Showcase, 10:30 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Moochie (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Trivia Mania, 7 p.m., free. Mi Yard Reggae Night with DJs Big Dog and Jahson, 9:30 p.m., free/$5. 18+. ORLANDO’S BAR & LOUNGE: Lee Ross (eclectic, live-looping), 9 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: Jake McKelvie and Tyler Berd (indie folk), 5:30 p.m., free. Mehuman (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., free. Bem Brasil (bossa nova), 8:30 p.m., free. Ports of Spain (indie rock), 10:30 p.m., free. Racket Man (indie pop), midnight, free. RED SQUARE: The Brevity Thing (folk-rock), 7 p.m., free. D Jay Baron (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Cre8 (open format), 11 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Jeff and Gina (Americana), 6:30 p.m., free.

Start Me Up In 2019, Mick Jagger underwent massive emergency open-heart surgery. Only a couple of months later, the Rolling Stones front person showed the world

via web video that he was back on his feet, busting his signature hip-swiveling moves like nothing had even happened. The iconic British rock star turns 76 at the end of July. To celebrate, a group of Burlington’s finest musicians, led by the incomparable Josh Panda, gather to throw the living legend one hell of a birthday party. Check out the JAGG OFF on Friday, July 12, at Nectar’s in Burlington.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Old Time Music Session, 6 p.m., free. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Claire and Jason (acoustic), 8 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (MONTPELIER): D. Davis and Django Soulo (folk-rock), 7 p.m., free. THREE PENNY TAPROOM: Inner Fire District (klezmer, folk), 9:30 p.m., free. WHAMMY BAR: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.


MOOGS PLACE: Open Mic Night, 8:30 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Summer Comedy Revue (sketch comedy), 7:30 p.m., $15. The Mainstage Show (improv), 9 p.m., $5.

TAP 25: Cooie Sings (Americana), 7:30 p.m., free.

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

THE DOUBLE E LOUNGE AT ESSEX EXPERIENCE: Jam Nation (open jam), 7:30 p.m., free. MAGIC HAT ARTIFACTORY: Pints and Punchlines (standup), 7 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: Funny Girl Comedy Night (standup), 7:30 p.m., free. Beautywork, ouzkxqlzn, Popstar, Nodrums (experimental), 9 p.m., $5. THE OLD POST: Salsa Night with DJ JP, 7 p.m., free. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Shellhouse (rock), 7 p.m., free.

mad river valley/ waterbury ZENBARN: Matt Flinner Trio (bluegrass), 8 p.m., free.

champlain islands/ northwest THE OLD FOUNDRY AT ONE FEDERAL RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: Contraband (rock covers), 7 p.m., free.

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

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LONG TRAIL BREWING: Moose Crossing (jazz), 4 p.m., free. THE PUBLIC HOUSE AT QUECHEE GORGE: Pub Trivia, 7 p.m., free.

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


BABES BAR: The Chicago-Boston Connection (rock), 6 p.m., free. UPPER PASS BEER COMPANY: Myra Flynn (neo soul), 8 p.m., free.

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OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Karaoke with DJ Jon Berry & DJ Coco, 9 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Paul Asbell (jazz), 7:30 p.m., free.


LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: The Old North (Americana), 7:30 p.m., free. DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 11 p.m., $5. NECTAR’S: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free. The Jagg Off: A Mick Jagger Birthday Spectacular featuring Josh Panda (rock), 9 p.m., $10. ORLANDO’S BAR & LOUNGE: Phantom Airwave (jam), 9:30 p.m., free.

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Parks & Vachon (rock), 5 p.m., free. Sticks & Stones (rock), 9 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Cooper-Childs Duo (jazz), 8 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Maple Street Six (jazz), 9:30 p.m., free.


CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Fern Maddie, Crabman (folk), 6 p.m., free. The Thunderballs featuring NL Dennis (reggae), 9:30 p.m., free. ESPRESSO BUENO: Extempo: Live Original Storytelling, 8 p.m., free. GUSTO’S: Chris Powers (singersongwriter), 5 p.m., free. Son of a Gun (rock), 9 p.m., $5. SWEET MELISSA’S: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5:30 p.m., free. Humble Hero (rock), 9 p.m., free.


RADIO BEAN: Friday Morning Sing-Along with Linda Bassick & Friends (kids’ music), 11 a.m., free. Julia Rose (folk, pop), 7 p.m., free. Lyle De Vitry (singer-songwriter), 8:30 p.m., free. Vinegar Mother (progressive soul), 10:30 p.m., $5.

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

RED SQUARE: Blues Jam, 3 p.m., free. Miss Fairchild (R&B), 7 p.m., free. DJ Craig Mitchell (open format), 11 p.m., free.

mad river valley/ waterbury

MOOGS PLACE: Danville Dan, Roland & Fran (Americana), 9 p.m., free. TAP 25: Matt Bolton (singersongwriter), 7:30 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ KermiTT (eclectic), 9 p.m., $5.

ZENBARN: Myra Flynn Quartet featuring Dave Grippo (neo soul), 8 p.m., $10.

REVELRY THEATER: Big Drag Energy Comedy Show, 9 p.m., $7.

middlebury area


RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: DJ SVPPLY (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Jake Whitesell (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Classical Encounters: Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, 12:30 p.m., free. Joe Benjamin (funk, pop), 8 p.m., free.

champlain islands/ northwest

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Summer Comedy Revue (sketch comedy), 7:30 p.m., $20/27. Comedy In Concert featuring Zack DuPont & Matt Deluca (improv, folk), 9 p.m., $10.

THE OLD FOUNDRY AT ONE FEDERAL RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: Django Soulo (singersongwriter), 6:30 p.m., free.

ARTSRIOT: The Wormdogs (bluegrass, rock), 8 p.m., free.

BURLINGTON ST. JOHN’S CLUB: Karaoke, 8:30 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: No Fun Intended: A Disco Techno Party with Andy Kershaw, 10 p.m., free. FOAM BREWERS: Laurel, the Leatherbound Books (indie), 9 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

THE WOODCHUCK CIDER HOUSE: Jamie Lee Thurston (country), 6 p.m., $10.

14TH STAR BREWING CO.: James VanDeuson (folk, blues), 6 p.m., free.

TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Waves of Adrenaline (folk), 7 p.m., free.



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Any diehard PHISH phans who haven’t seen STEVEN CANTOR’s 2019 documentary Between Me and My Mind are in luck. The film, which screens twice at the Double E Lounge at the Essex Experience on Wednesday, July 17, focuses on the life and creative process of the jam band’s front person, TREY ANASTASIO. The New York Post’s MICHAEL LELLO refers to the film, which made its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film

Festival, as a “fascinating deep dive into the methods of Anastasio” and his “unrelenting, borderline obsessive creative process.” Anyone who’s ever wanted to get into Anastasio’s head should check it out. 

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Grab a lawn chair and join us Saturdays through August 31 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Snowshed Base Area.

Listening In If I were a superhero, my superpower would be the ability to get songs stuck in other people’s heads. Here are five songs that have been stuck in my head this week. May they also get stuck in yours. Follow sevendaysvt on Spotify for weekly playlists with tunes by artists featured in the music section. ABOUT TIME, “Capstone Thought” MICHAEL WAVVES, “Mirage” TOMBOY, “Swan” MONEYBROTHER, “We Die Only Once (And for Such a Long Time)” CAROLINE POLACHEK, “Door”




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MONOPOLE: Call Shotgun (rock), 10 p.m., free.

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Irish Session, 2 p.m., donation. Cameron Sutphin (country, folk), 6 p.m., free.

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

BUCH SPIELER RECORDS: Community DJ Series (vinyl DJs), 3 p.m., free.



CLUB METRONOME: This Must Be the Place: A Talking Heads Dance Party featuring Moochie, 10 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (MONTPELIER): The Julia & Mike Duo (rock, blues), 6 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Phil Cohen (folk-rock), 7:30 p.m., $5. Lyle Brewer (singer-songwriter), 9 p.m., $5. DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 11 p.m., $5. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Blanchface (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: The High Divers (indie rock), 7 p.m., free. Road to Camp Bisco with DrFameus, Cosmosis Jones (live electronica, jam), 9 p.m., $8. RADIO BEAN: Alex Fam, Banded Starling (folk), 7 p.m., free. BIRA (pop-funk), 10 p.m., $5. Lyon’s Disciple (reggae), 11:30 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE: Left Eye Jump (blues), 3 p.m., free. DJ Raul (Latin), 6 p.m., free. Mashtodon (open format), 11 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ ATAK (house), 11 p.m., free. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: DJ Dakota (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Gumbo Yaya (rock, eclectic), 8 p.m., free. SMITTY’S PUB: Jawbone & Jolene (blues, rock), 8 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Good Clean Fun! (family-friendly improv), noon, $5. Summer Comedy Revue (sketch comedy), 7:30 p.m., $20/27. Roar Showcase (standup), 9:30 p.m., $10.

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STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Southtown Bluegrass, 8 p.m., free.


chittenden county

THE DOUBLE E LOUNGE AT ESSEX EXPERIENCE: Open Mic Night with Kyle Stevens, 6 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: Torche, Ghastly Sound, KiefCatcher (rock), 8 p.m., $12/14.



EL TORO: George Murtie (country), 7 p.m., free.

MOOGS PLACE: Seth Yacovone, 7 p.m.

MOOGS PLACE: Chris Lyon and Tristan Sellers (Americana), 6 p.m., free.


TAP 25: George Petit’s Groovy Trio (jazz), 7:30 p.m., free.


middlebury area

THE FARMHOUSE TAP & GRILL: Erin Cassels-Brown (folk, rock), 5:30 p.m., free.

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: DJ Earl (hits), 9 p.m., free.

LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Dayve Huckett (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

champlain islands/ northwest

LINCOLNS: Laugh Shack with Nick Lavellee (standup), 8:30 p.m., free.

THE INN: Myra Flynn (neo soul), 5 p.m., free. THE OLD FOUNDRY AT ONE FEDERAL RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: She Was Right (Americana), 6:30 p.m., free. TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Christine Malcolm Trio (folk), 7 p.m., free.

outside vermont

MONOPOLE: Ausable Branch (folk-rock), 10 p.m., free.

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Wonderkid (singer-songwriter), 9:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Dead Set (Grateful Dead tribute), 9 p.m., $5.


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a German-born, New York City-based

artist, makes insidiously catchy funk- and disco-inspired pop music. Formerly, the singersongwriter led Joe Benjamin & a Mighty Handful, a pastiche project calling on the days of

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HALF LOUNGE: Open Decks, 10 p.m., free.

PARK PLACE TAVERN: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., free.

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

WHAMMY BAR: Vicchio Stile (traditional Italian), 7 p.m., free. Twiin Speak (blues, rock), 7 p.m., free.

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Mapache, Tim Hill (Americana), 8 p.m., $12/14.

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Nerbak Brothers (rock), 5 p.m., free. Sammich (jam), 9 p.m., free.

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

THE DEN AT HARRY’S HARDWARE: The Honey Badgers (folk), 7 p.m., free.

THE FARMHOUSE TAP & GRILL: Dale and Darcy (bluegrass, Celtic), 5:30 p.m., free.

THE OLD POST: Saturday Night Mega Mix featuring DJ Colby Stiltz (open format), 9 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE: Four-D (hip-hop), 7 p.m., free. Mashtodon (open format), 11 p.m., free.

SWEET MELISSA’S: Robin Gottfried Band (rock), 9 p.m., free.

AUTUMN RECORDS: Underwear, Gahlord Dewald (experimental), 7:30 p.m., $5.

JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Tiny Montgomery (Bob Dylan tribute), 7 p.m., free.

RADIO BEAN: Chris Bethmann (Americana), 7 p.m., free. Lilith (singer-songwriter), 8:30 p.m., free. Kris (jam), 10:30 p.m., free.

ESPRESSO BUENO: Jazzyaoke (live jazz band karaoke), 7 p.m., $5. GUSTO’S: Eric DeRed (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., $3. DJ LaFountaine (hits), 9:30 p.m., $3.

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

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

CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Rust Bucket, Ian Stonernook (country), 9:30 p.m., free.

BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Joe Davidian Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.

FOAM BREWERS: Sad Turtle (album release), the Donner Beach Party (post-rock), 8 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Lamp Shop Lit Club (open reading), 7 p.m., free. Open Circuit: Backline — Full Band Open Mic (full-band open mic), third Monday of every month, 9 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Honey Cutt, the Wet Ones!, Paper Castles (surf), 8 p.m., $5. RADIO BEAN: Maple Street Six (jazz), 1 p.m., free. Old Sky and Friends (Americana), 6 p.m., free. Laini and the Wildfire (pop-rock), 8:30 p.m., free. Quiet Houses (folk-rock), 10 p.m., free. Dollar Store Romance (indie rock), 11:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: Zach Rhoads Trio (rock), 4 p.m., free. Bob MacKenzie Blues Band, 7 p.m., free.

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big bands and grand vocalists. His new music recalls remnants of yesterday’s sounds filtered through crystal-clear modern production techniques. Twin debut singles “I’ll Never Die” and “Unframed Paintings” suggest the artist is a devilishly charming personality with a penchant for dance music that makes you think. Catch Joe Benjamin on Friday, July 12, at the Skinny Pancake in Burlington. RUBEN JAMES: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Bluegrass Brunch, noon, free.

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THE DOUBLE E LOUNGE AT ESSEX EXPERIENCE: Session Americana, Ali McGuirk (Americana), 7:30 p.m., $15/20. MISERY LOVES CO.: Disco Brunch with DJ Craig Mitchell, 11 a.m., free.

MONKEY HOUSE: Superblonde, Harborlights, the Path, Nick Awad (post-punk), 7:30 p.m., $7/10.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Southern Old Time Music Jam, 10 a.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (MONTPELIER): Bluegrass Brunch, every other Sunday, 11 a.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: Live Band Karaoke, 8 p.m., donation.

champlain islands/ northwest BLUE PADDLE BISTRO: Bethany Conner and Troy Millette (folk), 6 p.m., free.

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HALF LOUNGE: Saint Nick and Jack Bandit (EDM), 10 p.m., free.

RADIO BEAN: The Michael Character (acoustic punk), 7 p.m., free. Dan Johnson (singersongwriter), 8:30 p.m., free. Brett Hughes and the Honky-Tonk Crowd, 10 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE: CRWD CTRL (house, techno), 7 p.m., free. DJ A-RA$ (trap, house), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Paige Thibault (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., free.

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HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Silversun Pickups, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me (alternative), 9 p.m., $30/35. MONKEY HOUSE: Mountain Movers, Dead Island (rock), 8 p.m., $3/8. 18+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Trivia with Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.


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About Time know a thing or two about the art of the slow burn. The busy Chittenden County jazz-funk-pop band spent more than five years working together, playing countless gigs and writing the material contained in its debut, I Don’t Think I Belong Here. Within it, splendid songs burst with life and acute insights about humanity and relationships, each taking plenty of time to fully unfurl. There’s a play on words somewhere in there involving the band’s name, but I’ll spare you. Recorded at Meadowlark Studios in Williston, I Don’t Think I Belong Here succeeds all around. The thick roster of players, including cofounder and keys player John Brien, harmonica virtuoso Steve Fontaine and saxophonist Stephanie

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The Wet Ones! are a surf-rock trio from Burlington, and this is not an uncommon thing. Despite the fact that it’s a small college town on a lake in New England, Burlington has produced a remarkable run of surf outfits over the past decade, something I will not attempt to rationalize here. The band’s debut LP, Tombstoning, is an urgent blast of gnarly instrumentals with a distinctly timeless feel. The band’s name is more than just a pun about premoistened towelettes. Well, maybe. The Wet Ones were an obscure ’80s Australian rock group with an all-female lineup, but it’s unclear how much of an influence they were here. Especially considering that the women’s catalog skews more toward straightforward new wave with Aussie accents. Liner notes for Tombstoning credit the personnel riding this wave as “Alex, Amy


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Jacobs, to name a few, outfits tunes with fully realized arrangements and nimble technical skills. A huge part of the band’s appeal is lead singer and cofounder Lauren Kelley. Warm and inviting, her amiable alto captivates throughout. Beginning with a nasty combination of slap bass, searing drums and punchy organ, “3 A.M. Friend” opens the record with sass and confidence. Though bouncy and whimsical in composition, the tune contains dark themes: “If the most that you can do / Is not the best that can be done / I and maybe others can / Help you put away that gun.” Kelley clarifies that “gun” isn’t literal but a stand-in for self-destruction. Further along, the song bubbles over into a scatsung, bluesy jam. “Capstone Thought,” a ridiculously catchy swing number, shines especially brightly. From its bold piano riff to Jacobs’ slick sax melody, the tune oozes flair. Amid double-time tempo shifts, Kelley

Offering Live expounds jazzily imbued sentiments music, local about seizing the now and living without food and art. regret. Its pop-forward tendencies are reminiscent of another jazz-lite 49 Old Main St., Jeffersonville | Every Wednesday Burlington group: smalltalker. 4:30PM - 8PM | MUSIC 5:30 Though firmly planted in the realm of SPONSORED BY: Cambridge Arts Council, Great Big Graphics, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, N.A.Manosh, Switchback Brewing Co., funk and jazz, About Time experiment Rock Art Brewery, Aubuchon Hardware, G.W.Tatro Construction, with form throughout, occasionally mixing Kingdom Creamery of VT, JFAM, Jack F. Corse, Brewster River Pub & Brewery, Ed Brannigan Excavating and Leroux Concrete in pinches of other genres. “Stir the Pot” Construction, Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate has a near-punk edge, with Kelley spitting lyrical fire over thrashing drums. And “Angry Red” is a strobe light, mirror ball 16t-jeffersonvillefarmersmarket071019.indd 1 7/2/19 and several beats per minute away from disco. The record closes with “Heart Strings,” a downtempo piano jam. Small, bursting beats punctuate the desperate plea for love. About Time present a lively collection CHANNEL 15 of tunes in a genre that can often sound stale. The band consistently pleases on all fronts, particularly through Kelley’s understated yet commanding presence. I Don’t Think I Belong Here is available TUESDAYS > 10:00 A.M. at About Time perform on Wednesday, July 17, at GET MORE INFO OR WATCH ONLINE AT Hinesburg Community School.

and John.” That’s Alex Pond of From the Ground Up, local DJ and scenester John Flanagan, and Amy Wild, who is probably best known for her work with another dynamite trio, Jessica Rabbit Syndrome. (JRS specialize in “glamour trash witchcore,” an appellation so awesome it always bears repeating.) Despite the sunny glamour of it all, surf music has never strayed that far from the primal urgency of punk, and Tombstoning hews closely to those roots. The riffs are delightfully dirty, and the arrangements are tight. Everything is duly cranked to 11 throughout, especially that sweet, sweet reverb. The album is intended as a narrative: the story of a surfer. But in songs with hardly any vocals, the cinematic burden is very much on the listener. That’s probably for the best. While the band never paddles beyond the basic surf formulas of yesteryear, the project still covers a lot of range, alternating between frenetic energy and chilled-out bliss to great effect. One thing is for certain: That surfer wipes out hard at some point.

“Tombstoning” is slang for getting crushed so hard that your surfboard sticks up out of the water vertically, like a … well, you get it. The garage band aesthetics make for a fun, future primitive ride, and Rough Francis’ Urian Hackney does a superb mixing job here to balance the swells of thrash. Consider the back-to-back impact of “Los Molasses” and “Bite the Birds,” nearly identical songs with nearly identical intros, which Hackney’s educated ear molds into completely different movements. The highlight of this epic session, however, is “Rincon ’68,” a lovely, sloweddown melody full of rock breaks. It’s half Ventures, half Ramones and pure retro fantasia. All in all, Tombstoning is a worthy addition to Lake Champlain’s curiously prolific surf scene, putting the Wet Ones! alongside the Tsunamibots, the High Breaks and, of course, Barbacoa. While there’s no way to suss out the future of a new band in Burlington’s tumultuous churn, this is a standout project and promising outfit. Long may they ride. Tombstoning is available at thewetones. The Wet Ones perform on Sunday, July 14, at the Light Club Lamp Shop in Burlington.


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MOOGS PLACE: Chris Lyon (Americana), 7:30 p.m., free.

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HATCH 31: The Welterweights (country), 7 p.m., free.


LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. Snuggles (rock), 9:30 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Vermont Mozart Festival: Manhattan Mozart (classical), 9 p.m., free. Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9:30 p.m., free.


CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Shawan Rice (soul), 7 p.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: John Lackard Blues Jam, 7:30 p.m., free.


RADIO BEAN: Kai Stanley (psychedelic-country), 7 p.m., free. Naked Sun (Americana), 8:30 p.m., free. Mosaic featuring members of Kat Wright and the Welterweights (jam), 10 p.m., $5.

MOOGS PLACE: Trivia Night, 6:30 p.m., free. Jim Charanko (Americana), 8 p.m., free.

upper valley

RED SQUARE: The Seth Yacovone Blues Band, 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (open format), 11 p.m., free.

ZENBARN: Wednesday Night Dead (Grateful Dead tribute), 7 p.m., free.


RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: Irish Session, 7 p.m., free.

outside vermont

SIDEBAR: Godfather Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

champlain islands/ northwest

BLUE PADDLE BISTRO: Open Mic with Carol Ann Jones, 6 p.m., free.

OLIVE RIDLEY’S: The Keeshea Pratt Band (blues), 7:30 p.m., $12/15.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Shake (Acoustic) (pop, rock), 7 p.m., free.

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

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

WED.17 burlington

FOAM BREWERS: Familiar Faces (jam, eclectic), 6:30 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: The Ray Vega Quartet (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Paul Asbell Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

chittenden county

CITY SPORTS GRILLE: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Eilen Jewell (singersongwriter), 8 p.m., $15/17. JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Bluegrass Session, 7 p.m., free. THE OLD POST: Karaoke with D Jay Baron, 8 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Trivia Night, 7:30 p.m., free.

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CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Karaoke with DJ Amanda Rock, 9 p.m., free. HATCH 31: Tom Caswell Blues Jam, third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m., free.

champlain islands/ northwest 14TH STAR BREWING CO.: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. NORTH HERO HOUSE INN & RESTAURANT: Cooie & Sergio (Americana), 5:30 p.m., free.

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

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Western Exposure They say raccoons are nature’s little bandits. By

using the Spanish word for the furry little creature as its name, California duo

give off something of an outlaw vibe. The band’s placid brand of pop-Americana conjures images of dusty figures out on the range, taking life as it comes. The pair’s tunes are unhurried and deliberate, floating by like leaves on a lazy river twisting through a dusty landscape. Catch Mapache on Saturday, July 13, at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in South Burlington. TIM HILL adds support.


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A Fine Fête « P.66 their fingertips. The sharp mobile design connects easily with Facebook, pushes showtime alerts and even pins user location, guiding travelers to nearby venues. This isn’t your daddy’s jazz festival. Everything is tailored for a plush experience, including the curated Spotify playlist that introduced me to local talent such as Urban Science Brass Band. For the third straight year, the 12-piece hype team led revelers joyfully across the Place des Arts in a hip-hop parade of splashy trumpets, tubas and megaphone MCs. What better way to laissez les bon temps rouler than by dancing with new friends under the spell of a hazy July sun? I joined the parade on my way into the Quartier des Spectacles’ hallowed Maison Symphonique, where even wilder sounds awaited. Home to Montréal’s classical orchestra, the exquisite, 2,000-seat symphony hall was built for musical worship. Surely our Canadian hosts had that in mind when they booked Mexican firestarters Rodrigo y Gabriela. For nearly two hours, the classical guitarists held court sans accoutrements. From their percussive,

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hard-charging opener “Krotona Days” to a stunning, 20-minute adaptation of Pink Floyd’s “Echoes,” the couple spoke in masterful, six-string tongues. Rodrigo Sánchez picked fleetly through leads on his Fender Jaguar, while Gabriela Quintero plucked arpeggios and raked


her strings theatrically, palms thumping the guitar like a hand drum. Fan favorite “Hanuman” showcased the duo’s affinity for blistering, Santana-like chord progressions, while 2006’s “Tamacun” evoked humbler instrumental beginnings. Their astonishing acoustic-electric trade-offs

offered tapas-size bites to a crowd hungry for Hispanic flair. Long removed from their early days busking in Dublin, Rodrigo y Gabriela have since famously covered Metallica, collaborated with Hans Zimmer and headlined a White House concert for president Barack Obama. At once delicate and dangerous, the band’s driving rhythms climaxed during 2019’s “Mettavolution,” as each phrase swelled impossibly faster. Clapping along feverishly, the audience exalted when Gabriela at last raised her fist to the sky in an iconic rock-star pose. It was an exhilarating reminder that jazz is beguiling; it is intimate and universal, coarse and sophisticated, spiritual and alive. It belongs to all and none of us. We congregate each summer because music brings a sense of rebirth. And if we’re lucky, we get to celebrate in the Quartier des Spectacles, where worldly vibrance flourishes. m Contact:

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“The Geometric Exercises of Helen Matteson,” BigTown Gallery B Y A M Y LI LLY

t BigTown Gallery in Rochester, a small exhibit offers a tantalizing glimpse into the work of an artist who pursued her discipline to great depth in relative isolation. “The Geometric Exercises of Helen Matteson” comprises 16 works by the artist. A relative unknown, she was born in Chicago in 1925 and died in Thetford in 2011. Anni Mackay, BigTown’s owner and director, spent two and a half years cataloging Matteson’s oeuvre after her death at the request of her family. The artist had left behind approximately 8,000 works, mostly watercolors on 8.5-by-11-inch pieces of paper, all of which were undated, unsigned and untitled. Mackay estimates that Matteson produced most of the work in Vermont, where she moved at the age of 69. “Almost all of it was very good,” marvels Mackay. The curator has cataloged many artists’ work but none with such an enormous output, she says. (Her next-largest project was modernist painter Pat Adams’ work, at 1,500 pieces.) In the absence of dates, Mackay grouped Matteson’s work according to 36 themes: the Dot Series, the Double Circle Series, and so on. While one grouping had only 10 works, most had hundreds; one had 2,400 pieces — “so, a very deep dive,” Mackay comments. For “Geometric Exercises,” Mackay selected works that Matteson likely produced in the last 30 years of her life. They show the artist’s facility not just with watercolors but also gouache, collage, and pen and ink. The exhibit also highlights Matteson’s wide-ranging experiments with color, from bright and bold on black backgrounds to delicate pastels. The forms she worked in are solely abstract, minimalist and geometric — but here again she explored an enormous range of spatial and formal expression. In two works, concentric circles demonstrate a pattern in delicate color gradations while also playing with the form itself: The circles are sliced off on one side by a curvy line or interrupted internally by an organic form in a different color scheme. In another, gray-and-white-marbled collaged forms float on a background of red among thin bars of greens, blues, teal and orange. One variation on this work foregrounds a red textured surface that has been left bare along slight geometric pencil lines — a partial curve, a short line, a corner. 74

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The spatial arrangement is anchored on one side by a collaged block of marbled gray and, along the paper’s other edges, streaks of blues, greens and yellow. Three pen-and-ink works explore the effect of closely drawn parallel lines — perhaps using a ruler — to fill a space or create a form. In one, the lines densely fill an organic shape with a collage integrated into its midsection. Mackay showed a few of Matteson’s works in a group show at her gallery in 2016 after completing the cataloging. (See Rachel Elizabeth Jones’ Seven Days review online.) Before that, however, her work was shown only five times, and only in Ohio, beginning with two group shows at the Akron Art Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1976 and ending with a solo exhibit at the Akron in 1982. Mackay nevertheless thinks of Matteson as an “outsider artist” — that is, someone who makes art for its own sake without intending to show it. Perhaps the artist had meant to show it early on: After earning a degree in history from the University of Rochester, Matteson

moved to New York City and studied at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League of New York in the late 1940s and early ’50s. Judging from her art, she likely saw work by contemporaries such as Ellsworth Kelly, Ken Noland, Frank Stella, Agnes Martin and Sol LeWitt, comments Mackay. (Josef Albers seems another.) But while their influence is detectable, the curator adds, Matteson’s work is like “tantric exercises. It’s about the reverence of practice.” Matteson was married to an artist, Ian, who taught at Kent State University until the couple retired in Vermont, but she rarely shared what she did with her husband, Mackay learned. In their Thetford house, she had her own studio in which Mackay found her art piled on shelves. Her cataloging job made the work a revelation

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RED SQUARE 4PM-9PM to Ian, and to their daughter, Abigail. Visitors, too, will see a remarkable mind at work, one that seemed to find no limits — within the realm of geometry, that is. In one summer-evoking work, Matteson used angled spring-green lines to frame a central, roughly rectangular shape of pool blue crossed with more green lines and surrounded by a border of pale peach. Yet she also filled a piece of paper with an uncompromising black, revealing only a couple of bars of green and blue and a black-patterned, not-quite-square collage. The minimal forms radiate around a center point. Then Matteson tore the painting out of a spiral notebook — the row of tabs is visible on the bottom edge — and moved on to the next.  Contact:

INFO “The Geometric Exercises of Helen Matteson” is on view through August 11 at BigTown Gallery in Rochester.

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TALK: ALEKSANDAR EFTIMOVSKI: The summer artist-in-residence, a sculptor from Macedonia, discusses his project, translating a wood maquette into a large-scale marble piece. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland, Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 438-2097.


in photography, pastel, watercolor, sculpture and painting by Vermont artists Jeff Clarke, Deborah Holmes, Robin Kent, David Pound and Daryl Storrs. Reception: Friday, July 12, 5-7:30 p.m. July 12-31. Info, 863-6458. Frog Hollow Vermont Craft Gallery in Burlington.

TALK: ‘MIXED MEDIUMS AND THE DEMYSTIFICATION OF ABSTRACT ART’: A conversation with artist Dona Mara Friedman about the art and creative process, and the understanding of art, in conjunction with her current exhibition. stART Space, Manchester, Wednesday, July 10, 4 p.m. Info,


f MARILYN MADDISON AND ALANA LAPOINT: “Imaginings,” abstract photography, and paintings, respectively. Reception: Thursday, July 11, 5-7 p.m. July 11-August 31. Info, 595-5252. Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier.

TALK: SUZY SPENCE AND CHRISTA KEMP: The artist and the master of foxhounds at Green Mountain Hounds gives a talk in conjunction with Spence’s current exhibition, “On the Hunt.” Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Thursday, July 11, 5 p.m. Info, 253-8358.

f SUSAN SAWYER: Botanical artworks. Reception: Thursday, July 11, 5:30-7 p.m. July 11-September 30. Info, 229-6206. North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier.

WATERBURY ARTS FEST & BLOCK PARTY: A Friday night block party includes a street dance with live music by Purple, a Tribute Band, and Red Hot Juba; and food vendors, beer garden and a raffle. Saturday brings and arts and crafts fair, a silent auction and daylong entertainment for the whole family. Various Waterbury locations, Friday, July 12, 5:30-10 p.m., and Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info, 793-6029.

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f ‘MIND’S EYE: Artwork by Randee Leightcap and Meri Stiles that explores emotional responses to the natural and social worlds. Reception: Friday, July 19, 4-6 p.m. July 17-August 24. Info, nekguild@gmail. com. Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury.


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2019 SUMMER JURIED EXHIBITION: “Messages for the Future,” artists’ responses to the power and place of art in a changing world, juried by Alan Chong of the Currier Museum of Art. July 12-August 21. Info, 603-448-3117. AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, N.H.

ART EVENTS ‘AMASSED AND UP-ENDED: DECODING THE LEGACY OF STUFF’: Curators Jane Williamson, Catherine Brooks and Steve Wetherby discuss the many levels of curation at play in Rokeby Museum’s special exhibit, from the historic record-keeping to presentday choices of what to display. Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh, Sunday, July 14, 2-4 p.m. $5, or free with museum admission. Info, 877-3406. ART & CONVERSATION: Coffee, bagels, conversation and an art activity inspired by the gallery’s current exhibitions; explore and interpret works of art during a guided dialogue with a gallery educator. All levels of experience welcome. BCA Center, Burlington, Wednesday, July 10, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7166. ART ON PARK: Local art vendors including jewelers, artists, woodworkers, accessory and apparel designers, potters, craftspeople, and specialty food and beverage producers display and sell their wares. Park St., downtown Stowe, Thursday, July 11, 5-8 p.m. Info, 800-467-8693. ARTIST AS DESIGNER 3: The third annual curated event featuring 10 local artists/designers who create pieces for the modern home and lifestyle: pottery, textiles, leather work, paintings, furniture and more. 18 Elm, Waterbury, Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info, BCA SUMMER ARTIST MARKET: A contemporary outdoor market that offers unique handmade items by Vermont artists including ceramics, woodworking, jewelry, games, clothing, accessories and more. Burlington City Hall, Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free to browse. Info, 865-7166. EMBROIDERY STITCH-IN: Members of the Green Mountain Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America display their needlework and answer questions. Participants get a free bookmark. South Burlington Community Library, University Mall, Wednesday, July 10, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 846-4140. FRIDAY ARTISAN MARKET: Featuring a variety of food, local goods, art, music and family activities. Spruce Peak at Stowe, Friday, July 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Info, 253-3437.


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Island Arts 35th Anniversary Celebration

For more than three decades, Island Arts (previously under a different name) has been programming musical events, exhibitions and other arts events in various locations on the Champlain Islands. In 2014, through the generosity of Anne Morgan August, the organization finally acquired a home: the Homer Knight Barn on Route 2 in North Hero. With the help of grants and other benefactors, an adjacent parcel was purchased, in part to accommodate more parking; and many improvements have been made to the handsome red barn. It hosts everything from dance and classical music concerts to classes on birding, painting and tai chi; a fencing series starts later this month. And now, says Island Arts president Katya Wilcox, the nonprofit is awaiting word on a $125,000 federal grant that would pay for, among other things, a winterized office and multiuse classroom in the barn. Meantime, the all-volunteer Island Arts is throwing a 35th anniversary party on Sunday, July 14, at 5:30 p.m., featuring a Burlington Taiko performance that includes a very, very big drum. The free event is open to the public; BYO picnic and foldable lawn chairs. Pictured: Island Arts Center at Homer Knight Barn; photo by Elaine Cloutier. GALLERY TALK: DONA ANN MCADAMS: The photographer discusses her life and work with Marlboro College professor of American Studies Kate Ratcliff, in conjunction with current exhibition. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Tuesday, July 16, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 257-0124. ISLAND ARTS 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: The gala birthday party for the Champlain Islands arts organization features a performance by the Burlington Taiko Drummers. Homer Knight Barn, Island Arts Center, North Hero, Sunday, July 14, 5:30 p.m.; performance at 6:30. Free. Info, 372-8889. MEET THE ARTISTS: Learn about the processes of artists Sarah Rosedahl, author-illustrator, and driftwood sculptor Rick Riani. Refreshments. Grand Isle Art Works, Wednesday, July 17, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 378-4591.


NIKKI RYAN ART OPENING: Ceramics, fiber works and linoleum printing by the Vermont artist; live music by Strange Purple Jelly. Magic Hat Brewing Company, South Burlington, Friday, July 12, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 334-303-0957. OPEN STUDIO FIGURE DRAWING: Sessions featuring a variety of approaches to working from the figure are suited to all levels of drawing, painting and sculpture backgrounds and expertise. Easels and tables available. River Arts, Morrisville, Tuesday, July 16, 3-5:30 p.m. $10. Info, 888-1261. ‘PROMISE HEARTS’: Artist reception and silent auction on work that expresses the artists’ hope for our future as a country. Grand Isle Art Works, Wednesday, July 10, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 378-4591.

ALISA DWORSKY & BILL FEREHAWK: “Job Site,” a room-size installation that explores the drawing and choreography inherent in architecture and incorporates paper, graphite, wood and video projection. SARAH AMOS: “Unique Multiples,” innovative prints employing multiple techniques by the Australian artist, who spends part of her time in northern Vermont. Through October 6. Info, 865-7166. BCA Center in Burlington. ‘CADENCE’: Mixed-media fiber works by Sharon Webster, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, Leslie Roth and Almuth Palinkas. Through July 27. Info, 578-2512. The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington. CHARLIE HUDSON: “Walking Peripherals,” new work by the Brooklyn-based painter that explores dimension, light and movement. Through July 14. Info, 324-0014. Soapbox Arts in Burlington. DAPHNA MERO: Three short films by the filmmaker, dancer and choreographer in the exhibition booth. JERRY RALYA: “1,” pastel works from the artist’s “Social Justice” and “Vessels” series. Curated by Little Umbrella. Through July 31. Info, 391-4083. The Gallery at Main Street Landing in Burlington. ERIN PRIMIANO: Portrait-style paintings of birds. Through July 31. Info, 338-7441. Thirty-odd in Burlington. ‘FEMME FATALE: WHEN I RISE’: Artwork by Ashley Menard-Livingston, Constance Craik and Hannah Smith in a “tribute to women everywhere.” Through July 31. Info, Flynndog Station in Burlington.

f ‘INSIDE THE DOLLHOUSE: A TALE OF WHIMSY AND FEMALE MYTH’: Paper-pulp art by Eden Stern, abstract sculptures by Aimee Hertog, and digital/ analog works by Rita Bard. Reception: Thursday, July 11, 5-8 p.m. Through August 1. Info, asm.exhibitions@ Flynndog Gallery in Burlington. KATYA GROKHOVSKY: “Privately Owned,” an installation featuring sculptural objects, fiber works, video, and performance that analyzes domesticity, memory, longing and femininity. Presented by Overnight Projects. Through July 27. Karma Bird House Gallery in Burlington.

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ROBERT GOLD: “Bob’s World,” vibrantly colored painted digital images. Through July 31. Info, 391-4083. Gallery at One Main in Burlington.

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‘ALL THE WATERS’: Twenty-five artists from Chittenden County show works in oil, watercolor, pastel, collage, photography, glass and mixed media. Through August 31. Info, 899-3211. Jericho Town Hall. ANTHILL COLLECTIVE: The Burlington graffiti artists install work in the brewery’s Artifactory. Through July 31. Info, 658-2739. Magic Hat Brewing Company in South Burlington. ‘WILLIAM WEGMAN: OUTSIDE IN’: More than 60 works from the renowned artist’s collection, including Polaroid photos of his Weimeraners, pages from his handmade book Field Guide to North America and to Other Regions, drawing and postcard paintings. Through October 20. HAROLD WESTON: Works by the modernist painter and social activist (1894-1972) dubbed “the Thoreau of the Adirondacks.” Through August 25. Info, 985-3346. Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne Museum. ‘IN THEIR ELEMENT’: An installation of sculptures on the museum grounds by contemporary artists Rodrigo Nava, Jonathan D. Ebinger and Dan Snow. Curated by Carolyn Bauer. Through October 31. Info, 985-3346. Shelburne Museum. ‘SUSPENDED IN FOCUS’: A group show of 18 artists who have diverse stylistic approaches to their individual work but are united in an intense focus on their subject matter. Through July 23. Info, 985-3848. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne. ‘WINDOW ON THE NORTHEAST LANDSCAPE’: Watercolors by Kathleen Manley and Christine Zavgren and oil paintings by Jane Morgan. Through July 21. Info, 899-3211. Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho.

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‘200 YEARS—200 OBJECTS’: In the final celebratory year of the university’s bicentennial, the museum exhibits a curated selection of artifacts, documents and images from the school’s collections. Through December 21. Info, 485-2886. Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, in Northfield.

f AGATHE MCQUESTON: “A License to Stare,” classically rendered sculptures and drawings by the Montpelier artist. Reception: Thursday, July 11, 4-7 p.m. Through August 30. Info, 279-5558. Card Room, Vermont Statehouse, in Montpelier. f ANNUAL SUMMER JURIED ART EXHIBIT: A group exhibit featuring oil and acrylic paintings, pastel, photography and mixed media, juried by Hasso Ewing, Theo Kennedy and A.S. McGuffin. Best in show awarded. f ‘VALUES’: Works by members of central Vermont’s Art Resource Association. Reception: Thursday, July 11, 5-7 p.m. Through August 2. Info, 262-6035. T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier. BETTINA M. DESROCHERS: “I found this stuff in your recycle bin,” sculptures using detritus from local trash cans and dumpsters. Through August 1. Info, 413-275-6705. Sweet Melissa’s in Montpelier. EMILIA OLSON: “Resurfaced,” paintings by the Vermont artist. Through August 17. Info, moetown52@comcast. net. Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.

f ‘EYE SPY’: Watch out, you’re being observed in this fun show focused on the eye. f LISA MYERS: “Seriality,” mixed-media pieces based on old photographs of the artist’s grandmother and her siblings. f ORAH MOORE: “Everyday, Someone – 365 Days in Black & White,” a visual diary of black-and-white iPhone photographs. Reception: Thursday, July 11, 6-8 p.m. Through August 23. Info, 479-7069. Studio Place Arts in Barre.

‘I AM YOU’: Paintings and drawings by intellectually disabled adults in the Shockwave arts collective. Presented by Washington County Mental Health Services. Through July 29. Info, 229-1399. Barre Opera House. JAMIE HANSEN: Photography and assemblages from the streets of Cuba. Through September 1. Info, 552-8105. The North Branch Café in Montpelier. ‘KINDREDS: TANGIBLE AND INEFFABLE’: Paintings by Kate Emlen and ceramic works by Amanda Nichols. Through August 24. Info, 738-3667. The Garage Cultural Center in Montpelier. LINDA MANEY: “Plane Geometry,” paintings that explore, and sometimes complicate, common geometric shapes. Through September 28. Info, 479-7069. Morse Block Deli & Taps in Barre.

f LOIS EBY: “Studies in Rhythmic Vitality,” abstract

paintings by the Vermont artist. Reception: Thursday, July 11, 4-7 p.m. Through September 27. Info, Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier. MICHAEL T. JERMYN: Framed images from the Montpelier photographer’s trip to Italy and Spain. Through September 4. Info, 223-4300. Salaam Boutique in Montpelier.

f ‘SHOW 33’: Recent works by members of the collective art gallery. Reception: Friday, July 12, 4–7 p.m. with live music, food and drink. Through August 3. Free. Info, 552-0877. The Front in Montpelier. ‘SITETIME : CORDWOOD : SHARING’: A multimedia exhibition assembled by Erika Senft Miller, Nancy Winship Milliken and Michael Zebrowski features photographs, video, sound, virtual-reality time-lapse, prints, drawings, and three logs; all are ephemera captured, collected and created during a two-year exhibit in the Vermont Arts Council Sculpture

Garden. Through August 23. Info, 828-3291. Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier.

f ‘THREADS’: Tapestries and fiber art by local weavers Lorilla Banbury, Barbara Bendix, Julie Singer George, Andrea Gould, Toby Goldsmith and Connie Koeller. Art and Author Night: Friday, July 19, 6 p.m., with readings by poets Charlie Barasch and Nadell Fishman. Through September 5. Info, 426-3581. Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield. ‘VERMONT MUSIC FAR AND WIDE’: An interactive exhibit of artifacts that tell the story of Vermont popular music history in recent decades, including band photographs 1990-2000 by Matthew Thorsen, compiled by Big Heavy World. Through July 27. Info, 479-8500. Vermont History Museum in Montpelier. ‘THE WAR OF IDEAS’: Propaganda posters from the collections, spanning the Civil War to World War II and illustrating everything from recruitment to support on the home front. Through October 25. Info, 479-8500. Vermont History Center in Barre.


ANN YOUNG: “Sunshine and Shadow,” realist paintings that consider the good and bad sides of human nature. Through July 10. Info, 888-1261. Gallery at River Arts in Morrisville. ‘COMPOSING FORM’: A group exhibition of contemporary sculptors working in ceramics, highlighting figurative and abstract work that references human history, intervention and experience. Curated by Rachel Moore. DUSTY BOYNTON: “Reliefs,” painted and cut figures on wood by the Vermont artist. SUZY SPENCE: “On the Hunt,” paintings that consider contemporary power struggles through the metaphor of fox hunting. Curated by Amy Rahn. Through August 24. Info, 235-8358. Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. STOWE/SMUGGS SHOWS

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the structures, people and culture of ice fishing by Vermont-based Colombian photographer Federico Pardo. Includes audio reflections from shanty owners drawn from interviews by VFC. Through August 31. Info, 388-4964. Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury.

f ‘EXPLORING WATER’: Mary Admasian, Kate Burnim, Renée Greenlee and Erika Senft Miller exhibit photography, sculpture, cyanotypes, painting, video installation, window installation and mixed media, curated by Kelly Holt. Reception: Friday, July 26, 5-6:30 p.m. Through August 31. Info, 760-4634. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort.

JAMES P. BLAIR: “Being There,” images by the renowned photographer for the National Geographic Society. Through August 11. Info, 443-3168. Middlebury College Museum of Art. KARLA VAN VLIET: Scored and reworked paintings by the Bristol artist. Through August 4. Info, 382-9222. Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, in Middlebury.

JIM WESTPHALEN: “Of Land and Light,” emotive, nostalgic pigment photographs of Vermont. JUSTIN HOEKSTRA: New non-objective abstract works by the Burlington artist. ‘WITHIN SIGHT / WITH INSIGHT’: Paintings by Kevin Kearns and Helen Shulman. Through August 3. Info, 253-8943. West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe.

‘NEW GROWTH’: New work from Anna Dibble, Anne Cady, Bonnie Baird, Hannah Morris, Hannah Secord Wade, Julia Jensen, Pamela Smith and Susanne Strater that celebrates the change of season in Vermont and acknowledges how the artists push creative boundaries. Through July 14. Info, 877-2173. Northern Daughters in Vergennes.

‘PEAK TO PEAK: 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION THEN AND NOW’: An exhibition of photographs and artifacts to highlight the evolution of the division’s equipment and training since its beginning in 1943. Through October 31. Info, 253-9911. Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum in Stowe.


ANNUAL MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION: Member-artists of all levels show their work and exchange ideas. Through July 14. Info, 438-2097. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center in West Rutland.

‘THEN AND NOW’: A plein air landscape exhibition of works by 12 20th-century masters of the medium and 30 contemporary artists painting in the same locations; in celebration of the gallery’s 35th anniversary. Through September 2. Info, 644-5100. Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville.

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CHRIS JEFFREY: “Light and Color,” new work by the central Vermont artist. Through August 3. Info, 244-7801. Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop in Waterbury. GREEN MOUNTAIN WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION: The annual juried exhibition by Valley Arts showcases more than 80 watercolor paintings by artists from across North America. Through July 20. Info, 496-6682. Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield. ‘HUMAN NATURE/NATURE HUMAN’: Paintings by Deborah Brown that focus on a lone female character; and paintings by Mark Barry that provide poignant recognition of the humor, warmth and universality of everyday experience. Weekends only. Through October 13. Info, 583-5832. Bundy Modern in Waitsfield.

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‘50 X 50: COLLECTING FOR THE MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART’: An exhibit that marks 50 years of acquiring art by bringing together one work from each year. Included are paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photography, from antiquity to the present and from diverse

‘ART OF WATER ‘: An all-member, all-mediums art exhibit, part of the Guild’s 20th anniversary celebration honoring planet Earth. Through August 27. Info, 247-4956. Brandon Artists Guild.

‘Cadence’ Burlington’s S.P.A.C.E. Gallery is all about fiber optics this month.

AUDUBON MEMBER PHOTO SHOW: Avian pictures taken by the Rutland County Audubon Society members. Through July 31. Info, 775-7119. Maclure Library in Pittsford.

Carnahan, Leslie Roth and Almuth Palinkas. Expect knits and knots and sculpture and

CHRISTIAN AARON MENDOZA: “Exactitude,” mixed-media works on paper, canvas and wood that reflect the New York City-based Nicaraguan artist’s influences of indigenous forms, architecture and contemporary, urban modalities. Through August 10. Info, The Alley Gallery in Rutland.

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animals and sewing as a superpower. The common thread? Each artist interprets “cadence” in her own life. Through July 27. Artist talks and poetry on Friday, July 19. Pictured: “Stitched Left Hand” by Webster. cultures. Through August 11. Info, 443-3168. Johnson Memorial Building, Middlebury College.

September 1. Info, 388-2117. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury.

ANDREW MARKS: Fantasy creatures carved from briar burl and mounted on stone. Through August 31. ‘THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE OF DAN KILEY’: A touring retrospective exhibition in celebration of the internationally renowned, Vermont-based landscape architect (1912-2004), featuring four dozen photographs of his designs, biographical information and interpretive analysis. In partnership with the Vermont chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Cultural Landscape Foundation in Washington, D.C., and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. Through

DUNCAN JOHNSON: “Recent Work,” wall sculptures created from reclaimed wood. Through July 31. Info, 989-7419. Edgewater Gallery on the Green in Middlebury.

CALL TO ARTISTS 2019 LAND AND LIGHT AND WATER AND AIR: The gallery is accepting entries for its flagship juried exhibition, taking place September 3 through November 3. All artists painting traditional landscapes in 2D mediums are welcome to participate. Deadline: July 14. Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville. Info, 644-5100, 58TH ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK FESTIVALS: Vermont artists and artisans are invited to participate in one or both festivals at Main Street Park in Rutland, August 10 and 11 and October 12 and 13. Deadline just before each show. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland. Info,, 775-0356. CALL FOR MAKERS: The Champlain Maker Faire, to be held September 28, will focus on two areas: growing distributive manufacturing in Vermont; and engaging schools in making, project and startup development and tool and equipment use. Those who respond have the option to exhibit Friday at the School Maker Day, at Friday Night’s Makers in the Dark Night of Illumination, and/or at the main Champlain Maker Faire event Saturday. Deadline: August 25. Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms. Info, 578-7738, FALL OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND: During Fall Open Studio, visitors create a self-guided tour and visit artists’ studios across the state. Artists must register and pay a fee to participate. Deadline: July 19. Various locations statewide. $170 registration. Info, vermontcraftscouncil@,


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HOMER WELLS: “From the Foothills of the Mighty Hogbacks to Thompson’s Point,” etched aluminum wall hangings. JIM BLAIR: “Clouds: Recent Work,” images by the longtime National Geographic photographer. Through July 31. Info, 485-0098. Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls. ‘ICE SHANTIES: FISHING, PEOPLE & CULTURE’: An exhibition of large-format photographs featuring

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS: The Cambridge Arts Council’s 11th annual event is Saturday, August 10; a gently curated showcase of fine art in all mediums, but we are especially interested in increasing the number of painters. Deadline: August 9. Downtown Jeffersonville. Booth fee $40; $25 for students. Info,, GREAT PLEIN AIR: This non-juried festival July 19 and 20 is open to all artists working in any medium; participants can paint one or both days. New this year: optional painting competition Saturday. Plein air exhibition July 21 through October 12. Deadline: July 12. Bridge Street, Waitsfield. $20 for one day; $30 for both days. Info, 496-6682, JURIED SHOW AT THE AIR GALLERY: The artist-run gallery has monthly jury sessions in July, August and September. Deadline: September 4. Artist in Residence Gallery, St. Albans. Free. Info, LYNDONVILLE MURAL PROJECT: Seeking an artist for our third community mural. The “canvas” is a four-story building with windows, and the mural will have a botanical theme. Completion in autumn 2020. Deadline: July 31. Green Mountain Books and Prints, Lyndonville. Info, 626-5051, MURAL ARTISTS NEEDED: Service Rendered Inc. is developing plans for three murals in Burlington and Winooski and needs volunteer artists to help with these walls. There is a paint sponsor. Deadline:

LEONARD RAGOUZEOS: “In Black and White/Then and Now,” abstract paintings and large India ink drawings and portraits, created over 25 years by the Vermont artist. Through August 3. Info, the77gallery@gmail. com. B&G Gallery in Rutland. RITA FUCHSBERG: “Ladies in Waiting,” an installation that examines the experiences of women on death row. Through July 14. Info, 438-2097. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center Gallery in West Rutland.

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‘IDENTITIES: CULTURAL CREATIONS’: Artworks by Misoo and Wendy Copp that address identity in a changing world. Through July 14. Info, greentaraspace@gmail. com. GreenTARA Space in North Hero.

July 31. Various Burlington & Winooski locations. Info, 310-6611, ‘OUR BODIES OUR RIGHTS’: Call to artists for August art show and fundraiser. Visual and performance art submissions accepted. Deadline: July 26. 2Creative Community, Winooski. Free. Info, 718-4157135 or ‘ROCK SOLID XIX’: This annual exhibit showcases stone sculptures and assemblages by area artists, September 17 through November 2. We are also looking for 2D works that display the qualities of stone. Deadline: August 2. Studio Place Arts, Barre. $10; free for SPA members. Info, 479-7069, SOUTH END ART HOP: Artists can register to show work or enter the juried exhibit, and businesses can register to show artists’ works for the 27th annual, three-day arts festival in Burlington’s South End. Deadline: July 15. SEABA Center, Burlington. Info, 859-9222, SPA STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM: SPA has received funding to support an 11-month studio residency program for November 20, 2019, to October 31, 2020. A small private studio on the second floor of the visual arts center will be provided at no charge to an emerging artist from the greater Barre/Montpelier area who wants to build a new body of work for exhibition. If interested, submit proposals to by August 9. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Info, 479-7069,


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‘DESTINATION: SPACE!’: A series of exhibitions that highlights the art and science of space exploration and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission’s moon landing. Through August 4. MINDBENDER MANSION: An eclectic exhibition full of brainteasers and interactive challenges guaranteed to test brain power and problem-solving skills. Developed by Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Through September 2. Info, 649-2200. Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich.

f ‘LAND ON PAPER’: A group exhibition of prints in a variety of styles that address the theme. Reception: Friday, August 2, 5-7 p.m. Through August 31. Info, 295-5901. Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction. LUCIANA FRIGERIO: “Skywriting,” works that explore the deconstruction and reworking of the book, creating new images. Through September 6. Info, 295-0808. Scavenger Gallery in White River Junction.

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‘CONTINUUM’: Paper constructions by Lian Brehm and reduction prints by Phillip Robertson. Through July 14. Info, 563-2037. White Water Gallery in East Hardwick. ‘CUMULUS’: A group exhibition featuring cloud-centric work in a variety of mediums. Through July 14. Info, 533-2045. Miller’s Thumb Gallery in Greensboro. GAAL SHEPHERD: “Hallowed Ground,” paintings, pastels, photography, sculpture and Irish poetry that pays tribute to the devotion of the faithful from Neolithic Erin to contemporary Ireland. Through July 21. Info, 533-2000. Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro. JAY HUDSON: Realistic acrylic landscape and bird paintings of NEK subjects. Through August 31. Info, Community National Bank, Barton Branch. ‘THE PIVOT AND THE BLADE: AN INTIMATE GLANCE AT SCISSORS’: A collection of objects that convey the long human relationship to scissors, their design and explore myriad professional, creative, superstitious, violent and domestic uses. Through December 31. Info, 626-4409. The Museum of Everyday Life in Glover. RACHEL LAUNDON: “More Than Fish to Fry,” colorful mixed-media sculptures. Through July 12. Info, 7480158. Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury. VANESSA COMPTON: “Independence Day,” paintings and collages. Through August 1. Info, 525-3366. Parker Pie Co. in West Glover.

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DONA ANN MCADAMS: “Performative Arts,” a major retrospective of four decades of work by the photographer and activist, who now lives in Sandgate, Vt. Curated by John Killacky. Through September 23. Info, 257-0124. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. ‘MADE IN VERMONT’: A group exhibition of new and recently completed work by Vermont artists, including paintings, works on paper and sculpture by Arista Alanis, Steve Budington, Clark Derbes, Jason Galligan-Baldwin and Sarah Letteney. MALCOLM MORLEY: Approximately 40 paintings, sculptures and works on paper created between 1964 and 2016 by the British-born American artist and founder of super-realism. RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER: Some 40 paintings, sculptures and works on paper that reference everyday objects, symbols, people and places, often made from unconventional and industrial materials. The American painter, sculptor and draftsman died in 2011. Open for tours 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through December 1. Info, 952-1056. Hall Art Foundation in Reading.


22ND ANNUAL NORTH BENNINGTON OUTDOOR SCULPTURE SHOW: Outdoor sculptures and gallery exhibits featuring 41 artists throughout the historic village. Through November 3. Info, 4309715. Various locations around North Bennington. ‘COLOR / GESTURE: EARLY WORKS BY EMILY MASON: Small paintings on paper with explosive color created by the abstractionist in the 1950s and ’60s. Through September 8. Info, 447-1571. Bennington Museum. DONA MARA: “REFLECTIONS: The Intangible Things,” a career concept exhibition by the southern Vermont artist, featuring abstract works in multiple mediums that reflect both love of and fear for the planet. Through July 20. Info, 768-8498. stART Space in Manchester. ‘EVERYTHING IS STILL: PHOTOGRAPHERS WORKING IN MOTION PICTURE FILM’: An exhibition of 20 photographers from the U.S., Singapore and Japan who use cinematic film to create still images, curated by Vermont artist Stephen Schaub. Through August 11. Info, 367-1310. Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.


CELIA REISMAN: “The Vermont Paintings,” intricate landscapes and neighborhood views. Main Gallery. Through August 11. HELEN MATTESON: “Geometric Exercises,” paintings and drawings by the late Vermont/New York artist. Center Gallery. Through August 11. ROB FISH: Paintings by the Vermontbased, New York-trained landscape figurative artist. Projects Gallery. Through July 21. Info, 767-9670. BigTown Gallery in Rochester.

f RAE NEWELL: “The Tunbridge Fair,” a solo show of paintings by the Bridgewater Corners artist. Reception: Sunday, July 21, 2-4 p.m. Through September 5. Info, 889-9404. Tunbridge Public Library.

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‘RENDERING: CAUSE TO BECOME’: A summer invitational exhibit featuring portrait sculptures by Chris Wilson, paintings by Joan Feierabend, and drawings by Stephanie Suter and Nick DeFriez. Through September 1. Info, 728-9878. Chandler Gallery in Randolph. SADIE KENNEDY: “Sadie’s Fancy Work,” embroidery by the late local textile artist. Through August 31. Info, 685-2188. Chelsea Public Library.

f ‘SCATTERED GEOMETRY’: Ceramics by Jenny Swanson and Holly Walker. Reception and Artists’ Talk: Saturday, July 13, 5-7 p.m. Through September 6. Info, 498-8438. White River Gallery in South Royalton.

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‘THE 99 FACES PROJECT’: A nationally traveling exhibit designed, by Boston-based visual artist Lynda Michaud Cutrell, to reduce the stigma of mental illness. Photographs, videos, paintings and sculptures present true-to-life images to challenge assumptions about what living with mental illness looks like. Through September 30. Info, 603-4942179. Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, N.H. ‘ARTISTS AS INNOVATORS’: A group exhibition of works by artists who have received fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts over three decades. See for schedule of artist talks and workshops. Through August 9. Info, 518-564-2474. Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y. ‘THIERRY MUGLER COUTURISSIME’: A retrospective of the French creator’s prêt-à-porter and haute couture creations, 1973-2001. Through September 8. Info, 514-285-2000. Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. m



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Pavarotti ★★★


ew things are as sublime as the voice of legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Fewer still are as dryly dull to nonbuffs as opera. That, in a nutshell, is the problem that Ron Howard struggles with but ultimately fails to overcome in his latest documentary. The singer made history (and a fortune) liberating music from the opera house and bringing it to the masses. Throughout Pavarotti, the filmmaker seems perversely determined to put it back. How self-defeating is Howard’s approach? Imagine how much less engaging his The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years would’ve been had it focused on the Fabs’ childhoods and parents and their tenure as the Cavern Club’s house band, then profiled in baffling breadth the managers, music publishers and promoters who asterisked through their sphere before they hit it big. That’s what much of this movie is like: faded family photos, too many talking heads talking business, way deeper background than desirable on roles Pavarotti played before he hit it big. Honestly, do you know La Bohème’s Rodolfo from Rigoletto’s Duca di Mantova, and do you feel a pressing need to? Pavarotti


became Pavarotti when he left that behind to fill concert halls and stadiums with his heavenly instrument and supersize charisma. The picture is nearly two hours long. Maybe 20 minutes are revelatory. It opens with home-video footage of Pavarotti traveling upriver to Teatro Amazonas in Manaus, the opera house in the Brazilian rainforest where Enrico Caruso sang a century earlier (and, unmentioned, the inspiration for Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo). It’s a captivating sequence. Pavarotti had performed to a huge crowd the night before. The moment would have been lost forever if a friend hadn’t whipped out a camcorder and captured the maestro serenading an audience of a dozen. Toward the end of the film, Howard recruits Bono, who shares a story illustrating the man’s mischievously Machiavellian side. At the peak of his fame, Pavarotti presided over annual charity concerts, performing with popular artists he admired (Barry White, the Spice Girls, Meat Loaf — now there’s an idea for a movie). He asked U2 to write a song for one such show. They agreed. Later, he called to ask them to perform it with him. Impossible, Bono demurred; they were recording. “Oh, I’m on my way to the studio,” came the gleeful response. “I’m in Dublin.” And, of course, U2 bent to the great man’s will.



IN THE RED Recurring, contentious, potentially catastrophic tax evasion troubles are one of many aspects of the singer’s life Howard leaves unnoted.

The film confirms but doesn’t much augment what we already know. By the 1970s, Pavarotti had conquered the opera world. He went on to conquer the larger world of music employing strategies conceived by advisers but propelled by a gift he knew was Godgiven. Like the Beatles, his ascendancy was part device and part destiny, and had to happen when and where it did. A rock star for all practical purposes, he helped himself to traditional indulgences. By the turn of the century, he’d become the biggest classical artist ever. He still is.

Midsommar ★★★★★


arkness is the primal stuff of horror movies, the place where bad things hide. Almost every scene in Midsommar, the hypnotic second film from writer-director Ari Aster (Hereditary), takes place in broad, blinding daylight. Its setting is Sweden, a place that Americans (unless they’re really into Scandinavian thrillers) tend to associate with cute furniture and wholesome living. It features the most sweet-tempered, downright happy pagan cultists you’re ever likely to meet. But make no mistake, this is a horror movie. With gorgeous shooting and a throbbing score, the movie lures us into the world of the isolated Hårga just as surely as its characters are lured in. When awful things inevitably happen, the perpetrators explain their necessity with patient smiles. Not since The Wicker Man (original) has a movie made such a disturbingly decent case for atrocities committed in the name of collective well-being. Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) turns in another fully committed performance as Dani, a grad student who travels to Sweden in the wake of a horrific loss. Still in deep mourning, she’s tagging along with her boyfriend, Christian (Jack Reynor), who wants to ditch her but doesn’t know how. Fellow student Pelle (Vilhelm Blomgren) has invited them to a midsummer festival held every 90 years in the remote “commune” where he grew up. Along for the ride are a budding an80 SEVEN DAYS JULY 10-17, 2019

NORTHERN HOSPITALITY Americans get a warm welcome from an almost-too-friendly crew of Swedish pagans in Aster’s folk-horror gem.

thropologist (William Jackson Harper) and a comic-relief sidekick (Will Poulter) who basically belongs in a slasher movie. From the beginning, it’s clear that Dani’s emotional rawness, Christian’s simmering resentment toward her, and the Hårga’s sacred rites will be a volatile mix. As we watch the villagers drive a subtle wedge between the couple, we know what to expect. It may still shock us.

Fair warning: Midsommar is long for a horror movie, and it’s more predictable than the wrenching Hereditary. This is a film that lives or dies on its artistry and atmosphere — and for me, it lived. Aster presents the cult’s art and practices with the loving care of a National Geographic special (look closely at the art, and you’ll see the whole film foreshadowed). Instead of offering jump scares, he plays with rhythm. A

But who was Pavarotti? Could he read music or not? Why did he make the 1982 embarrassment Yes, Giorgio? What elevated him beyond “the Other Two Tenors”? Why did he chronically cancel concerts? Would he have survived in the #MeToo age? Was his farewell performance lip-synched? So many avenues remain unexamined, one gets the sense that, as Howard trudged through this project, he gradually lost his way, perhaps even his interest. Regarding the latter possibility, all I know for a fact is that I most definitely did. RI C K KI S O N AK

lengthy shot of a ritual lulls us into complacency; a smash cut to something nasty pulls us out. In this movie, Klimt-like tableaux of maidens frolicking amid flowers are treated with the same aesthete’s eye as severed limbs. When Dani trips on mushrooms, the flowers in her headdress pulsate as if breathing — a subtle effect that makes us feel like we’re tripping, too. With all this attention to ambience, Aster doesn’t flesh out his protagonist as well as he did in Hereditary. The movie gives so little attention to Dani’s backstory that the tragedy that kicks off the film feels borderline exploitative; a routine accident would have done just as well. That said, Pugh can really deliver a primal howl, pulling us by main force into Dani’s grief and quest for catharsis. The central irony of Midsommar is that the pagans have what Dani needs. They aren’t embarrassed by the intensity of her grief, as Christian and his friends are; they have rituals to purge the darkness from the human soul. And if some of those rituals get pretty dark themselves … well, that’s the whole point of going on vacation, right? To try new things? It takes a special kind of perversity and virtuosity to showcase the bleak logic of horror in the glare of the midnight sun, but Midsommar pulls it off. MARGO T HARRI S O N




CRAWL: Are you sick of sharks getting all the screen time? Have you been waiting for a survival horror movie about a young woman (Kaya Scodelario) fighting off a passel of alligators in a basement during a hurricane? Director Alexandre Aja (Mirrors) says, “You’re welcome.” With Barry Pepper and Ross Anderson. (87 min, R. Essex, Majestic, Palace, Welden)

ALADDINHH1/2 Disney revives the tale of the street urchin who finds a magic lamp with this live-action version directed by Guy Ritchie, starring Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Will Smith as the genie. (128 min, PG)

STUBER: A tough-guy detective (Dave Bautista) and his mild-mannered Uber driver (Kumail Nanjiani) become unlikely partners in the hunt for a terrorist in this action comedy, also starring Natalie Morales, Iko Uwais and Betty Gilpin. Michael Dowse (Goon) directed. (93 min, R. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Sunset)



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ANNABELLE COMES HOMEHH1/2 Imprisoning the demonic doll in a glass case only makes her more resourceful in the third installment of the campy horror franchise, with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprising their The Conjuring roles. Gary Dauberman directed. (106 min, R) BOOKSMARTHHHH1/2 High-achieving best friends (Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein) decide to cut loose as high school graduation looms in this comedy directed by Olivia Wilde. With Jessica Williams and Lisa Kudrow. (102 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 5/29) CHILD’S PLAYHH1/2 Killer dolls are all the rage, apparently, so here’s a remake/reboot of the 1988 horror flick that launched a campy series about murderous toy Chucky (now voiced by Mark Hamill). Aubrey Plaza and Gabriel Bateman star. Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) directed. (90 min, R) DARK PHOENIXHH The X-Men grapple with the transformation of teammate Jean Gray (Sophie Turner) into the dangerously powerful Dark Phoenix. Simon Kinberg directed. With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. (113 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 6/12) THE DEAD DON’T DIEHHHH1/2 Auteur Jim Jarmusch brings us a small-town zombie comedy, starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits and Chloë Sevigny. (105 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 6/19)

ECHO IN THE CANYONHHHH1/2 Andrew Slater directed this documentary about the music scene in Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon, with appearances from the Byrds, the Beach Boys, and the Mamas and the Papas. (82 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 6/26)

PAVAROTTIHH1/2 Ron Howard directed this documentary about the celebrated opera tenor, featuring footage of celebrities such as Princess Diana, Spike Lee and Bono. (114 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 7/10)

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERSHH1/2 In the sequel to Godzilla (2014), humans battle the mighty lizard while he gets competition in the worldwrecking business. Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown star. Michael Dougherty (Krampus) directed. (131 min, PG-13)

ROCKETMANHH1/2 Taron Egerton plays Elton John in this biopic about his breakthrough years, directed by Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle). With Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard. (121 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 6/5)

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCOHHHH1/2 A young man (Jimmie Fails) tries to hold on to a piece of prime real estate with family connections in this urban elegy directed by Joe Talbot, also starring Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover and Tichina Arnold. (121 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 7/3)

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2H1/2 What do our pets do when we’re not around? This sequel to the 2016 animated adventure flick continues the story of neurotic terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) and his furry friends. Chris Renaud returned to codirect. With Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford and Jenny Slate. (86 min, PG; reviewed by R.K. 6/12)

LATE NIGHTHHH1/2 A well-established talk-show host (Emma Thompson) clashes with the first woman in her writers’ room (Mindy Kaling, who also scripted) in this comedy from director Nisha Ganatra (“Better Things”). With John Lithgow and Hugh Dancy. (102 min, R)

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOMEHHH1/2 In his second solo outing with this franchise, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) copes with the post-Avengers: Endgame world. With Zendaya, Angourie Rice and Jake Gyllenhaal. Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming) directed. (129 min, PG-13)

MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONALHH Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth play members of a new generation of alien hunters as the goofy sci-fi-action-comedy franchise returns. With Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson. F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) directed. (115 min, PG-13)

TOY STORY 4HHHH The arrival of a new toy named “Forky” leads the toys on a road trip of discovery in the latest installment of Pixar’s animated series. With the voices of Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Tom Hanks and Jordan Peele. Josh Cooley makes his feature directorial debut. (100 min, G; reviewed by M.H. 6/26)

MIDSOMMARHHHH1/2 A young couple (Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor) visiting Sweden for a midsummer festival find themselves caught up in a pagan cult in the latest psychodrama/horror flick from writer-director Ari Aster (Hereditary). (140 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 7/10)

YESTERDAY 1/2H A young musician (Himesh Patel) wakes up in an alternate timeline where the Beatles never existed and only he remembers them in this comedy from director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire). With Lily James and Sophia Di Martino. (116 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 7/3)

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wednesday 10 — thursday 11 Annabelle Comes Home (Wed only) Rocketman The Secret Life of Pets 2 Spider-Man: Far From Home *Stuber (Thu only) Toy Story 4 Yesterday friday 12 — wednesday 17 Rocketman The Secret Life of Pets 2 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2D & 3D) *Stuber Toy Story 4 Yesterday

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Anna (Wed only) Annabelle Comes Home Child’s Play (Wed only) *Crawl (Thu only) Men in Black: International Midsommar Rocketman The Secret Life of Pets 2 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2D & 3D) *Stuber (Thu only) Toy Story 4 Yesterday friday 12 — wednesday 17 Annabelle Comes Home **Between Me and My Mind (Wed only) *Crawl Midsommar Rocketman The Secret Life of Pets 2 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2D & 3D; with sensory-friendly screening and open-caption screening Sat only) *Stuber (with open-caption screening Sat only) Toy Story 4 (with sensoryfriendly screening Fri only) Yesterday


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wednesday 10 — thursday 11 Aladdin Annabelle Comes Home *Crawl (Thu only) Late Night (Wed only) **Met Summer Encore: Il Barbieri di Siviglia (Wed only) Midsommar Rocketman The Secret Life of Pets 2 **Sound! Euphonium: The Movie (Thu only) Spider-Man: Far From Home *Stuber (Thu only) Toy Story 4 Yesterday friday 12 — wednesday 17 Annabelle Comes Home (except Wed) **Between Me and My Mind (Wed only) *Crawl **Met Summer Encore: Aida (Wed only) Midsommar Rocketman The Secret Life of Pets 2 **Sound! Euphonium: The Movie (dubbed: Mon only) Spider-Man: Far From Home *Stuber Toy Story 4 Yesterday


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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Eight years ago,


Vantablack is a material made of carbon nanotubes. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the darkest stuff on the planet. No black is blacker than Vantablack. It reflects a mere 0.036 percent of the light that shines upon it. Because of its unusual quality, it’s ideal for use in the manufacture of certain sensors, cameras and scientific instruments. Unfortunately, an artist named Anish Kapoor owns exclusive rights to use it in the art world. No other artists are allowed to incorporate Vantablack into their creations. I trust you will not follow Kapoor’s selfish example in the coming weeks. In my astrological opinion, it’s crucial that you share your prime gifts, your special skills and your unique blessings with the whole world. Do not hoard!


(March 21-April 19): You’re in the Land of Green Magic. That’s potentially very good news, but you must also be cautious. Why? Because in the Land of Green Magic, the seeds of extraneous follies and the seeds of important necessities both grow extra fast. Unless you are a careful weeder, useless stuff will spring up and occupy too much space. So be firm in rooting out the blooms that won’t do you any good. Be aggressive in nurturing only the very best and brightest.

researchers in Kerala, India, went to the Padmanabhaswamy Temple and climbed down into centuries-old vaults deep beneath the main floor. They found a disorganized mess of treasure in the form of gold and precious gems. There were hundreds of chairs made from gold, baskets full of gold coins from the ancient Roman Empire and a four-foothigh solid statue of a god, among multitudinous other valuables. I like bringing these images to your attention, Taurus, because I have a theory that if you keep them in your awareness, you’ll be more alert than usual to undiscovered riches in your own life and in your own psyche. I suspect you are closer than ever before to unearthing those riches.


(May 21-June 20): Children need to learn certain aptitudes at certain times. If they don’t, they may not be able to master those aptitudes later in life. For example, if infants don’t get the experience of being protected and cared for by adults, it will be hard for them to develop that capacity as toddlers. This is a good metaphor for a developmental phase that you Geminis are going through. In my astrological opinion, 2019 and 2020 are critical years for you to become more skilled at the arts of togetherness and collaboration, to upgrade your abilities so as to get the most out of your intimate relationships. How are you doing with this work so far?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Hi, my name is Rob Brezsny, and I confess that I am addicted to breathing air, eating food, drinking water, indulging in sleep, and getting high on organic, free-trade, slavery-free dark chocolate. I also confess that I am powerless over these addictions. Now I invite you to be inspired by my silly example and undertake a playful but serious effort to face up to your own fixations. The astrological omens suggest it’s a perfect moment to do so. What are you addicted to? What habits are you entranced by? What conditioned responses are you enslaved to? What traps have you agreed to be snared by? The time is right to identify these compulsions, then make an audacious break for freedom.


(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): When cherries are nearing the end of their ripening process, they are especially vulnerable. If rain falls on them during those last few weeks, they can rot or split, rendering them unmarketable. So cherry-growers hire helicopter pilots to hover over their trees right after it rains, using the downdraft from the blades to dry the valuable little fruits. It may seem like overkill, but it’s the method that works best. I advise you to be on the lookout for similar protective measures during the climactic phase of your personal ripening process. Your motto should be to take care of your valuables by any means necessary.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Please don’t try to

relax. Don’t shy away from challenges. Don’t apologize for your holy quest or tone down your ambition or stop pushing to get better. Not now, anyway, Libra. Just the opposite, in fact. I urge you to pump up the volume on your desires. Be even bigger and bolder and braver. Take maximum advantage of the opportunities that are arising, and cash in on the benevolent conspiracies that are swirling in your vicinity. Now is one of those exceptional moments when tough competition is actually healthy for you, when the pressure to outdo your previous efforts can be tonic and inspiring.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): I can’t decide whether to compare your imminent future to a platypus, kaleidoscope, patchwork quilt or Swiss army knife. From what I can tell, your adventures could bring you random jumbles or melodic mélanges — or a blend of both. So I’m expecting provocative teases, pure flukes and multiple options. There’ll be crazy wisdom, alluring messes and unclassifiable opportunities. To ensure that your life is more of an intriguing riddle than a confusing maze, I suggest that you stay closely attuned to what you’re really feeling and thinking, and communicate that information with tactful precision.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Every year, thousands of people all over the world go to hospital emergency rooms seeking relief from kidney stones. Many of the treatments are invasive and painful. But in recent years, a benign alternative has emerged. A peer-reviewed article

in a scientific journal presented evidence that many patients spontaneously pass their kidney stones simply by riding on roller coasters. I doubt that you’ll have a literal problem like kidney stones in the coming weeks, Sagittarius. But I do suspect that any psychological difficulties you encounter can be solved by embarking on thrilling adventures akin to riding on roller coasters.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In his book The

Histories, ancient Greek historian Herodotus told the story of a six-year war between the armies of the Medes and the Lydians in an area that today corresponds to Turkey. The conflict ended suddenly on a day when a solar eclipse occurred. Everyone on the battlefield got spooked as the light unexpectedly dimmed, and commanders sought an immediate cease to the hostilities. In the spirit of cosmic portents precipitating practical truces, I suggest you respond to the upcoming lunar eclipse on July 16 and 17 with overtures of peace and healing and amnesty. It’ll be a good time to reach out to any worthwhile person or group from whom you have been alienated.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): My astrologi-

cal colleague Guru Gwen believes that, right now, Aquarians should get scolded and penalized unless they agree to add more rigor and discipline to their rhythms. On the other hand, my astrological colleague Maestro Madelyn feels that Aquarians need to have their backs massaged, their hands held, and their problems listened to with grace and empathy. I suppose that both Gwen and Madelyn want to accomplish the same thing, which is to get you back on track. But personally, I’m more in favor of Madelyn’s approach than Gwen’s.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): As a self-taught rebel poet with few formal credentials, I may not have much credibility when I urge you to get yourself better licensed and certified and sanctioned. But according to my analysis of the astrological omens, the coming months will be a favorable time for you to make plans to get the education or training you’re lacking; to find out what it would mean to become more professional, and then become more professional; to begin pursuing the credentials that will earn you more power to fulfill your dreams.


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I am divorced, looking for a longterm relationship. I am loving, kind and caring. DD-free. I am disabled but get around with a walker. Looking for someone who’s real and likes to have fun. I am 60 — yes, old — told I look younger. Looking for someone 45 to 60. #L1324 I’m a caring, kind, creative spirit seeking a male or female for a beautiful friendship based on values. I’m middle-aged, 5’9, 150 pounds. Love drawing, poetry, jazz, folk, nature, the woods, Emerson, Coltrane, Sheehan, Mother Theresa. There is nothing that nature cannot repair. Nonsmoker. #L1323

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60s bi guy looking for others for possible weekly fun. Very clean, discreet. Love to perform oral. Curious most welcome. Live in northwest Vermont. #L1327

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I’m a SWM looking for a SF, 40 to 65. Looking for a friend and see where it goes. I’m in Washington County. I love the outdoors and nature. Divorced. Ronnie. #L1329 I’m 67, laid-back and live in Burlington. I’m looking for a slim woman for a relationship and more! I don’t drink, and I live alone. #L1328

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TATTOOED AT CITY MARKET Me: man with flowers. You: tattooed, buying lots of produce. You glanced back at me in line, and I had crumbs from the baguette I was snacking on all over my shirt. You were there with who I assume was your girlfriend, but I couldn’t deny the sparks I felt between us. P.S. I have a thing for cutoffs. When: Sunday, June 30, 2019. Where: City Market. You: Man. Me: Man. #914783

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BEAUTIFUL MONTRÉAL WOMAN, MAPLEFIELDS, JUNE 30 Good morning! You were filling your vehicle with gas when I said good morning to you. We chatted. You are from MontrÊal, but you were traveling to New Hampshire. So polite and beautiful. I wish that I had asked you more and immediately regretted that I hadn’t. You were driving a white Hyundai Sante Fe, I believe. When: Sunday, June 30, 2019. Where: Maplefields, Georgia. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914781 1 POUND LATKES You sold me and my cousin a pound of latkes. I was in a bright orange hat, and you were in a gray hat. Let me know if you’d like to sell me some more latkes. When: Sunday, June 30, 2019. Where: City Market. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914780 LAKE MONSTERS GAME, SAT., JUNE 29 I was sitting at the table next to yours. You were with your sister and her sons. When we made eye contact, I felt my pulse quicken. As much as I wanted to come


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So I’m gonna go ahead and throw it out there that I already know I’m bisexual. However, I’m kinda confused as to why I’m more likely to wind up in a relationship with a guy when I’m way more attracted to women. On the other hand, I’m also way more picky when it comes to whether or not I would sleep with certain women, whereas with men I don’t seem to have as high of a standard in regards to physical aspects.

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FARMERS MARKET FUNNY GUY I actually had plenty of greens; I just wanted to come over to say hi but couldn’t think of anything else to say. Should’ve sprung for a monstrosity. Hopefully we can run into each other again. Happy farming! When: Thursday, June 27, 2019. Where: Waterbury. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914778 TO THAT VERY FRIENDLY CLERK Hey, lady. Middle-oldish, rough-aroundthe-edges guy who may be a little too flirty, not inappropriately (I hope). Weather, riding my motorbike, politics — I ramble at checkout. Wandering aimlessly through a flea market, a walkabout or taking a ride would be nice. Some would say, “Why?� I say, “Why not?� Thanks for being friendly! When: Thursday, June 13, 2019. Where: the checkout line. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914776 HAWAIIAN SHIRT, HARSH ARMADILLO My Hawaiian shirt, you loved it. Your beautiful smile, I loved. Jazz festival, Friday night, Harsh Armadillo concert. Last day of May. Hoping you read this section, ‘cause I never got your contact info. When: Friday, May 31, 2019. Where: Skinny Pancake. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914775 HEYWHOKNOWS I spied some sexy shoulders, arms and legs while watching you climb and your beautiful smile after you belayed down to the floor. I enjoyed our outing together. Would like to explore new adventures with you. When: Saturday, June 8, 2019. Where: Petra Cliffs. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914774 ONE MORE LOVE SONG Whenever I’m alone with you, you make me feel like I am home again — like I am whole again, young again, free again, clean again. However far away, however long I stay, whatever words I say — I will always love ... your pozole. Scotch it up for a Sawx game at Esox soon? When: Monday, August 24, 2015. Where: Shelburne. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914773 TDL1082 What started online is now the real thing. You challenge and excite

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over and introduce myself, I didn’t want to interrupt your family outing. I think you are absolutely gorgeous. Care to meet for coffee sometime? When: Saturday, June 29, 2019. Where: Centennial Field. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914779

I really like fruit. If I had to pick a favorite, I’d probably go with oranges, but I occasionally have a hankering for a banana. I’m way more picky about my bananas than I am my oranges. Oranges rarely let me down, but if a banana isn’t just the right ripe, I don’t want to put it in my mouth. What does that mean? Who the hell knows. It’s just the first analogy to your situation that popped into my head. People have been trying to figure out and label human sexuality for ages — the Kinsey Scale and the Klein Grid are two well-known examples. I just took a “Where Do I Fall on

me, and I can’t wait to see what more we will bring. Maybe flossing to Boyz 2 Men? Feels baby... When: Saturday, January 5, 2019. Where: JP’s. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914772 NORTH BEACH SINGLE PARENTS, PENSIVE Orion — was that the name you carved out, your son’s? Your beauty left me speechless — not him. I didn’t realize you’d depart so fast; I’ve been kicking myself ever since. Maybe you saw me staring your way from the water, near my daughter, as you left in that long-sleeve gray shirt hanging off one shoulder. A night out might be nice. When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Where: North Beach. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914771 BLONDE IN BLACK DRESS: RACHEL 9:30 a.m.: Rachel, you looked stunning in that black dress that matched my black polo shirt. Besides black clothing and bagels, wonder what else we have in common? When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Where: Feldman’s Bagels. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914770 THROUGH TIME AND SPACE I thought over time my yearning for you would go away, but it has only changed and morphed as I have. This can’t be a coincidence; something must be pulling me to you. I’ll always be here waiting to start over. Time and space won’t change us. I said that the day we parted, and I meant it. When: Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Where: Burlington. You: Man. Me: Gender nonconformist. #914767 WE LOCKED EYES We crossed paths yesterday afternoon in our cars and locked eyes. Time stopped for a few seconds. If this is you, please write back. I would love to talk to you. When: Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Where: Vergennes. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #914766 GOLDENMOMENTS327 I am not sure that you read the I-Spy feature, but your profile really caught my interest. How do we proceed from here? When: Sunday, June 9, 2019. Where: Seven Days. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914765 WE WON’T GET TOO FAR If you look in my direction and we don’t see eye to eye, my heart needs protection. So do I. It’s gonna take a lotta love to get us through the night. It’s

gonna take a lotta love to make things work out right. So if you are out there waiting, I hope you show up soon. My heart needs relating — not solitude. When: Sunday, June 9, 2019. Where: ONE. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914764 WILLISTON BEAUTY WALKING You were walking. I was in the pickup truck and turned around to tell you about the mountain lion I saw cross the road in front of you. I would love to be your walking partner! Perhaps we can go to the waterfront and enjoy a sunset walk! When: Sunday, June 9, 2019. Where: Old Creamery Road, Williston. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914763 COCONUT CARBON FOR FLATULENCE  We had fun whilst shopping in the medicines section. You had a lovely smile and were very tolerant of my sense of humor as I teased you. Perhaps you just thought me odd or felt sorry for my affliction.  I’d like to see you again. When: Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Where: Rutland Discount Foods. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914761 EASTERN DRAGON CHOW You had lunch with another woman. You left but returned to use the ladies’ room. I saw the ring on your finger but wonder if it carries much weight. I was alone at the next table toward the kitchen. Would love to chat with you. Loved seeing your legs! When: Monday, June 3, 2019. Where: Eastern Dragon, St. Albans. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914758 SHELBURNE RD. MOBIL BEER Spied you at the Mobil on the corner of Shelburne Road and Allen Road in the evening. You had beer, and I let you go in line in front of me. I wish I had struck up more of a conversation. Let’s have a few beers together! When: Friday, May 31, 2019. Where: Shelburne Rd. Mobil. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914757 GREENHOUSE AND CHECKOUT COUNTER I said hello to you at the registers when I went back to pay for a bottle that I initially wasn’t charged for on this Wednesday afternoon. You were wearing jeans, and you had a beautiful smile. I wanted to ask you out, but I was way too nervous. Please contact me if you would like to connect. When: Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Where: Gardener’s Supply, Burlington. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914755

says it well: “There are as many ways to be bisexual as there are bi people; just like any other sexuality.â€? If your confusion is really gnawing at you, I’d suggest that you find a support group. The Pride Center of Vermont would be a good place to start. In the meantime, consider yourself lucky that you know what you like, even though you might not know the reasons. And heed these words of wisdom: Sometimes a banana is just a banana.Â

the Kinsey Scale?� online test that told me I’m equal parts heterosexual and homosexual, but I’ve only had sexual relations with dudes. Except for this one time at a Las Vegas party in Ohio‌ But that’s a story for another time. Good luck and God bless, No human being is totally heterosexual or homosexual. We’re all a varying amount of What’s your problem? everything, and that goes for bisexuals, too. The website Send it to

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AGE/SEX: 10-year-old neutered male ARRIVAL DATE: June 18, 2019 REASON HERE: Timber was brought in as a stray. SUMMARY: Just look at those ears! From the one floppy ear to the

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ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C1314-1 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On June 27, 2019, Beaudoin Revocable Trust and SD Ireland Brothers Corp. filed application #4C1314-1 for the (1) modification of Conditions #12 and #13 of Land Use Permit #4C1314 to authorize the disposal of inert waste up to 40,000 cubic yards per year and disposal of clean fill material up to 69,200 cubic yards per year with no change in permitted truck trip volumes authorized in Land Use Permit #4C1314, and (2) modification of Condition #31 of Land Use Permit #4C1314 related to the management of wetland buffer areas. The project is located at 262 Middle Road in Milton, 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 “4C1314-1”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before July 29, 2019, 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 7/1/19 FSBO-Lamell_052219.indd 2:05 PMat 1 By: /s/Rachel Lomonaco criteria or subcriteria Rachel Lomonaco, Disissue, why a hearing is trict #4 Coordinator required and what ad111 West Street ditional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Essex Junction, VT 05452 Any hearing request by 802-879-5658 an adjoining property rachel.lomonaco@verowner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR please contact the disAPPLICATION #4C0190trict coordinator at the 5J 10 telephone number listed V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 below for more informaOn June 21, 2019, 30 tion. Prior to convening Community Drive, LLC, a hearing, the Commis88 Technology Park Way, sion must determine Suite 2, South Burlthat substantive issues ington, VT 05403 filed requiring a hearing have application #4C0190-5J been raised. Findings of for a project generally Fact and Conclusions of described as conversion Law will not be prepared of approximately 6,000 unless the Commission square feet of existing holds a public hearing. office space to a 105 student daycare. The Project If you feel that any of is located at 30 Comthe District Commission munity Drive in South members listed on the Burlington, Vermont. attached Certificate of Service under “For Your The District #4 EnvironInformation” may have a mental Commission is conflict of interest, or if reviewing this applicathere is any other reason tion under Act 250 Rule a member should be dis51 — Minor Applications. qualified from sitting on A copy of the application this case, please contact and proposed permit are the district coordinator available for review at as soon as possible, no the office listed below. later than prior to the The application and a response date listed draft permit may also be above. viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web Should a hearing be site (http://nrb.vermont. held on this project and gov) by clicking on “Act you have a disability for 250 Database” and enterwhich you are going to ing the project number need accommodation, “4C0190-5J”. please notify us by July 29, 2019. No hearing will be held and a permit may be isParties entitled to sued unless, on or before participate are the MuJuly 22, 2019, a person nicipality, the Municipal notifies the Commission Planning Commission, of an issue or issues rethe Regional Planning quiring the presentation Commission, affected of evidence at a hearing state agencies, and ador the Commission sets joining property owners the matter for hearing and other persons to the on its own motion. Any extent they have a parhearing request must be ticularized interest that in writing to the address may be affected by the below, must state the proposed project under the 10 criteria. Non-party criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is participants may also be required and what adallowed under 10 V.S.A. ditional evidence will be Section 6085(c)(5). presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by Dated at Essex Junction, an adjoining property Vermont this 5th day of owner or other interestJuly 2019.

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ed person must include a fsbo-rogerson070319.indd 1 7/1/19 11:16 AM ACT3:01 250PM NOTICE MINOR petition for party status. 6/3/19 APPLICATION Prior to submitting a #4C0887-1R-O request for a hearing, 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 please contact the disOn June 20, 2019, The trict coordinator at the Snyder FC Commercial (Register & Inspect from 7:30AM) telephone number listed Properties, LLC and Ribelow for more informaeley Properties, LLC filed tion. Prior to convening application #4C0887-1Ra hearing, the Commis802-878-9200 • 800-474-6132 O for the construction sion must determine of a new 30,500 square that substantive issues Special Interest: foot commercial building requiring a hearing have • 1972 Lotus Elan for use as a food market been raised. Findings of • 20-foot sea with café seating and Fact and Conclusions of container packed separate retail spaces, Law will not be prepared construction of a parking full of auto parts! unless the Commission area and associated holds a public hearing. PLUS: site improvements, and Bid to Own Your Car! ’15 Nissan Sentra the construction of a If you feel that any of ’13 Chevy Sonic paved pathway along the the District Commission ’13 Dodge Dart northern side of Williston members listed on the Road from Holland Lane ’13 Ford Focus attached Certificate of to the western boundary Service under “For Your ’13 MINI Hardtop of the site. The project is Information” may have a ’12 Chevy Impala located Williston Road conflict of interest, or if ’12 Ford Escape and Holland Lane in Wilthere is any other reason ’11 Audi A4 liston, Vermont. Online Bidding a member should be dis’11 Ford Fiesta qualified from sitting on Available The District #4 Environ’11 Ford Fusion this case, please contact mental Commission is the district coordinator ’11 Kia Rio reviewing this applicaas soon as possible, no ’10 Buick Lacrosse tion under Act 250 Rule later than prior to the ’10 Chrysler T&C 51 - Minor Applications. response date listed ’10 Dodge Caliber A copy of the application above. and proposed permit are ’10 Ford F-150 available for review at Should a hearing be ’10 Jeep Liberty the office listed below. held on this project and AND MORE! 25% down at time of sale, The application and a you have a disability for balance due in 72 hours. List Subject to change draft permit may also be which you are going to viewed on the Natural need accommodation, Online Bidding Powered by Proxibid Resources Board’s web please notify us by July site (http://nrb.vermont. 22, 2019. gov) by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and enterParties entitled to ing the project number participate are the Mu“4C0887-1R-O”. Online Ends: Wed., July 17 @ 6PM nicipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, 226 E. Darling Hill Road, E. Burke, VT No hearing will be held the Regional Planning and a permit may be isCommission, affected Preview: Friday, July 12, 11AM-1PM sued unless, on or before state agencies, and adJuly 26, 2019, a person joining property owners notifies the Commission and other persons to the of an issue or issues reextent they have a parquiring the presentation ticularized interest that of evidence at a hearing may be affected by the or the Commission sets proposed project under the 10 criteria. Non-party the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any participants may also be The Wafers have decided to relocate and hearing request must be allowed under 10 V.S.A. have retained the Thomas Hirchak Company in writing to the address Section 6085(c)(5). to sell at auction a great selection of antique below, must state the & modern furnishings, decor and collectibles. criteria or subcriteria at Dated at Essex Junction, issue, why a hearing is Vermont this 27th day of Thomas Hirchak Company required and what adJune, 2019. ditional evidence will be • 800-634-7653 presented at the hearing. By: /s/Stephanie H. Any hearing request by Monaghan Stephanie an adjoining property H. Monaghan District Untitled-10 1 7/3/19 10:28 AM owner or other interest#4 Coordinator 111 West ed person must include a Street Essex Junction, petition for party status. VT 05452 802/879-5662 Prior to submitting a stephanie.monaghan@ request for a hearing,

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SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS 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 July 26, 2019. 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 2nd day of July 2019. By: _/s/Rachel Lomonaco_____________ Rachel Lomonaco, District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 802-879-5658 Rachel.Lomonaco@ ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C0923-2C 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On June 25, 2019, the City of South Burlington, 575 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403 filed application #4C0923-2C for a project generally described as construction of a building addition to serve as a new main entrance into the C Douglas Cairns arena. The new entrance will be located between the two existing ice rinks and a drop off area will be created. The Project is located at 600 Swift

Street 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 “4C0923-2C”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before July 22, 2019, 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.


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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 July 22, 2019. 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 26th day of June, 2019. By: Stephanie H. Monaghan District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 802/879-5662 stephanie.monaghan@ ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C0094-5D10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On October 24, 2018 Robert Berman, LLC filed application #4C0094-5D for a project generally described as the construction of a 4,200 square foot building addition, parking area improvements, and stormwater infrastructure improvements. This application was deemed complete on June 25, 2019, after the receipt of supplemental information. The project is located 35 Green

Open 24/7/365. Post & browse ads at your convenience. Mountain 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 “4C0094-5D”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before July 22, 2019, 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 July 22, 2019. Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission,

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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 26th day of June 2019. By: /s/ Rachel Lomonaco Rachel Lomonaco, District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 802-8795658 rachel.lomonaco@ ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C0506-11O 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On June 27, 2019, UVM Medical Center, Inc., c/o Dave Keelty, 199 Main Street, Suite 150, Burlington, VT 05401 filed application #4C0506-11O for a project generally described as the installation of Exhaust Fan #8B with a new stack and stack silencer on the roof of the East Pavilion building. The project is located 111 Colchester




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[CONTINUED] Avenue in Burlington, Vermont. The District #4 Environmental Commission is reviewing this application under Act 250 Rule 51 - Minor Applications. A copy of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the office listed below. The application and a draft permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web site (http://nrb.vermont. gov) by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number “4C0506-11O”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before July 26, 2019, 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

you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify us by July 26, 2019.

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.

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 2nd day of July 2019. By: /s/Rachel Lomonaco, District #4 Coordinator Rachel Lomonaco, District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05495 802-8795658 rachel.lomonaco@

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.

ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C0696-20A 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On July 1, 2019, Jacobs Family Limited Partnership, 800 Laquinta Loop, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 and Monkey Do, LLC, 156 Battery Street, Bur-

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lington, VT 05401 filed application #4C069620A for a change in use of Lots #1 and 2 of Tafts Corners for use as a children’s indoor playground. The project is located at 64 Harvest Lane in Williston, 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 “4C0696-20A”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before July 29, 2019, 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.





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 July 29, 2019.

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By: _/s/Rachel Lomonaco_____________ Rachel Lomonaco, District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 802-879-5658 Rachel.lomonaco@

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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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).

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.

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A hearing on The Housing Foundation, Inc.’s Verified Complaint to declare as abandoned and uninhabitable the mobile home of Nicole O’Neill & Jason Bray, located at 35 Mount Sterling Avenue, Lot #40 in Colchester,














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Vermont has been set for July 22, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden Unit, Civil Division located at 175 Main Street in Burlington, Vermont. Nancy Bean, Docket Clerk Date: June 27, 2019 VERIFIED COMPLAINT FOR ABANDONMENT PURSUANT TO 10 V.S.A. § 6249(i) (Uninhabitable) NOW COMES The Housing Foundation, Inc. (“HFI”), by and through its counsel Nadine L. Scibek, and hereby complains as follows: 1. HFI, a Vermont nonprofit corporation with a principal place of business in Montpelier, County of Washington, State of Vermont, is the record owner of a mobile home park known as the Windemere Mobile Home Park (the “Park”) located in the Town of Colchester, Vermont (the “Park”). The Park is managed by the Vermont State Housing Authority. 2. Nicole O’Neill & Jason Bray (“O’Neill & Bray”) are the record owners of a certain mobile home, described as a 1965 Skyline, 12’ x 55’ mobile home (the “Mobile Home”), located on Lot #40, Windemere Mobile Home Park, 35 Mount Sterling Avenue in Colchester, Vermont. 3. Previously, Derek Lefebvre (“Lefebvre”) leased a lot in the Park for his mobile home from HFI pursuant to a written lease. He paid a security deposit of $372.00. 4. On August 3, 2018 this Court issued a Judgment for eviction against Lefebvre in the matter The Housing Foundation, Inc. v. Lefebvre, Docket No. 558-7-18 Cncv. Lefebvre was evicted from the Park on August 22, 2018 for nonpayment of lot rent. 5. Thereafter on August 29, 2018, HFI wrote to Lefebvre regarding his intentions with his mobile home. 6. Lefebvre failed to sell or move his mobile home out of the Park and HFI commenced abandonment proceedings against Lefebvre. When HFI contacted the Colchester Town Clerk on November 28, 2018 to advise that it was going to start abandonment proceedings on the mobile home, Town Clerk Julie Graeter advised HFI that Lefebvre had

SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS purchased the mobile home on November 27, 2018. Lefebvre sold the mobile home to Nicole O’Neill & Jason Bray without HFI’s prior written permission. O’Neill & Bray were contacted by HFI and submitted an application to live in the Park. Their application was denied on December 3, 2018. There was no appeal of the denial of their application. 7. O’Neill & Bray attempted to sell the mobile home and then all contact stopped. HFI’s counsel last spoke with O’Neill on January 16, 2019. HFI has had no contact with either O’Neill or Bray for several months now. 8. Bray & O’Neill’s last known mailing addresses are 35 Mount Sterling Avenue, Colchester, Vermont 05446 and 300 Flynn Avenue, Burlington, Vermont respectively. 9. The last known resident of the mobile home was Lefebvre. O’Neill & Bray never occupied the mobile home. 10. The mobile home is empty and has been abandoned. 11. The following security interests, mortgages, liens and encumbrances appear of record with respect to the mobile home: a. O’Neill & Bray are in arrears on obligations to pay property taxes to the Town of Colchester, Vermont in the aggregate amount of $279.28, plus any additional interest and penalties. The delinquent property taxes are now a lien on the property. 12. Mobile home storage fees continue to accrue at the rate of $433.00 per month. Rent, storage fees and late charges due HFI as of June 24, 2019 total $6,508.01. Court costs and attorney’s fees from the eviction action total over $2,000.00. 13. HFI sent written notice by certified mail to the Town of Colchester on April 10, 2019 of HFI’s intent to commence this abandonment action as required by statute. 14. The mobile home is unfit for human habitation. Thomas Young, Property Manager and duly authorized agent for the Park owner, will testify under oath as to the poor and unlivable condition of this mobile

home at the abandonment hearing. WHEREFORE, HFI respectfully requests that the Honorable Court enter an order as follows:

Publication Date: July 10, 2019

1. Declare that the mobile home has been abandoned;

Address of Probate Court: PO Box 511 Burlington, VT 05402

2. Transfer the mobile home which is unfit for human habitation to the Park owner, HFI without a public auction so that it may be removed and disposed of accordingly. 3. Order pursuant to 10 V.S.A. § 6249(j) that the mobile home and any security deposit paid be conveyed to the Park Owner in “as is” condition, and free from all liens and other encumbrances of record. DATED AT Burlington, Vermont this 24th day of June, 2019. By: Nadine L. Scibek Attorney for The Housing Foundation, Inc. ERN #2726 DATED at Chelsea, Vermont this 24th day of June, 2019. By: Thomas Young, Duly Authorized Agent The Housing Foundation, Inc. STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT PROBATE DIVISION DOCKET NO.: 806-6-19 CNPR In re ESTATE of Jo Anne Pearce NOTICE TO CREDITORS To the creditors of: Jo Anne Pearce late of Winooski, Vermont. 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. Dated: June 25, 2019 Signature of Fiduciary: /S/ Judi Bean Executor/Administrator Judi A. Bean, 305 N. Woodlake Drive, Columbia, SC 29229. 803-908-1253 Name of Publication: Seven Days

Name of Probate Court: Vermont Superior Court - Chittenden Unit - Probate Division

STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT PROBATE PROBATE DIVISION DOCKET NO.:657-5-19 CNPR In re ESTATE of: ELIZABETH C. O’DONNELL NOTICE TO CREDITORS To the creditors of: ELIZABETH C. O’Donnell late of BURLINGTON. 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. Dated July 8, 2019 Signature of Fiduciary /s/ Bridget M. O’Donnell Executor/Administrator Mailing Address BRIDGET M. O’DONNELL 83-H NORTH CHAMPLAIN STREET, BURLINGTON, VT 05401 802.860.7277 BMODONNE6@GMAIL.COM Name of Publication: SEVEN DAYS Publication Date: July 10, 2019 CHITTENDEN COUNTY PROBATE 175 MAIN ST BURLINGTON VT 05401 STATE OF VERMONT VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CALEDONIA UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION DOCKET NO: 65-3-18 CACV NORTHEAST HOME LOAN, LLC v. HELYN-MARIE HEARD OCCUPANTS OF: 658 North Danville Road, Saint Johnsbury VT MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 et seq. In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered May 3, 2019, in the


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above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Helyn-Marie Heard and the late Theodore J. Macura Jr. to Northeast Home Loan, LLC, dated April 28, 2010 and recorded in Book 346 Page 476 of the land records of the Town of Saint Johnsbury, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 658 North Danville Road, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont on August 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage,

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

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

Being a parcel of land, said to contain 1.1 acres, more or less, together with a dwelling and other improvements thereon and water rights appurtenant thereto, known and numbered as 658 North Danville Road, in the Town of St. Johnsbury, Vermont; and being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Theodore J. Macura, Jr., and Helyn-Marie Heard by Warranty Deed of Paul J. Carreau and Carolyn Carreau, dated of even or near date and recorded prior to or simultaneously herewith in the St. Johnsbury Land Records. And being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Paul Carreau by Warranty Deed of Kevin E. Colosa and Marci Jean Mikesell, dated October 25, 2006, and recorded in Book 319 at Page 515 of the St. Johnsbury Land Records; and being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Kevin E. Colosa and Marci Mikesell by Quitclaim Deed of Kevin E. Colosa and Marci Mikesell, dated March 7, 2006, and recorded in Book 313 at Page 275 of the St. Johnsbury Land Records. Reference may be had to the aforementioned deeds and the records thereof and to all prior deeds and their records for a further and more complete description of the land and premises hereby conveyed. Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description. Terms of sale: Said

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

Other terms to be announced at the sale. DATED : June 18, 2019 By: /S/ Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 STATE OF VERMONT VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CALEDONIA UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION DOCKET NO: 70-3-18 CACV THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2016-14 v. CHRISTINE S. FERRANT, MICHAEL E. FERRANT AND MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LO*** OCCUPANTS OF: 131 York Street, Lyndon VT MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 et seq. In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered February 22, 2019, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Christine S. Ferrant and Michael E. Ferrant to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems,

Post & browse ads at your convenience. Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., dated August 16, 2006 and recorded in Book 178 Page 9 of the land records of the Town of Lyndon, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by virtue of an Assignment of Mortgage from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., As Nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. to The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York as Trustee for the Certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., AssetBacked Certificates, Series 2016-14 dated August 30, 2011 and recorded September 6, 2011 in Book 207 Page 483 of the land records of the Town of Lyndon for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 131 York Street, Lyndon, Vermont on August 6, 2019 at 9:00 AM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: Meaning and intending hereby to convey all of the same land and premises as conveyed to Scott W. Desjardins and Catherine E. Dunn by Warranty Deed of Jean M. Minor and Debra A. Minor, dated January 28, 2004 and recorded January 30, 2004 in Book 159, Pages 171-172 of the Lyndon Land Records, and described as follows: “Being a certain parcel of land estimated to contain one (1) acre, more or less, together with the dwelling house and the other improvements thereon, located on the southerly side of York Street, at No. 131 York Street, in Lyndon Corner, so-called, in the Town of Lyndon. Also a certain small parcel of land located on the northerly side of said York Street. Also another certain parcel of land estimated to contain one (1) acre, more or less, located southerly of and adjacent to the parcel of land first hereinbefore mentioned. Said parcels of land being all of the same land and premises conveyed to the Grantors herein, Jean M. Minor and Debra A. Minor, by Quitclaim Deed of Jean M. Minor, dated August 25, 1982 and recorded in Book 78 at Pages 448449 of the Lyndon Land Records. Being further described as all of the same land and premises conveyed

to Jean M. Minor by Decree of Distribution of the Probate Court for the District of Caledonia, in the matter of the Estate of Geraldine Provencher, dated June 18, 1982 and recorded in Book 78 at Pages 327-329 of the Lyndon Land Records. Being further described as all of the same land and premises conveyed to Ronald J. Provencher and Geraldine F. Provencher by Warranty Deed of C. E. Pearce and Marie A. Pearce, dated October 9, 1944 and recorded in Book 40 at Page 127 of the Lyndon Land Records. SUBJECT, NEVERTHELESS, to such utility line easements as may appear of record in the Lyndon Land Records. Reference is hereby made to the aforesaid deeds and the records thereof, to the aforesaid decree and the record thereof and to all prior deeds, decrees and conveyances in the chain of title and the records thereof for a more particular description of the land and premises conveyed herein.” Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description. Terms of sale: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described. TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within sixty (60) days after the date of sale. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale.

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By: /S/ Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 STATE OF VERMONT VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT WASHINGTON UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION DOCKET NO: 297-5-17 WNCV DLJ MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC. v. DENISE M. BENOIT F/K/A DENISE M. WILDE AND CITIFINANCIAL, INC. OCCUPANTS OF: 9 Liberty Street, Barre VT MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 et seq. In accordance with the Amended Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered April 30, 2019 in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Denise M. Wilde to Summit Financial Center, Inc., dated June 7, 2002 and recorded in Book 193 Page 281 of the land records of the City of Barre, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by virtue of the following Assignments of Mortgage: (1) Assignment of Mortgage from Summit Financial Center, Inc. to SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. dated June 7, 2002 and recorded in Book 193 Page 288 and (2) Assignment of Mortgage from SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. to DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc., dated April 5, 2017 and recorded in Book 318 Page 50, both of the land records of the City of Barre for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 9 Liberty Street, Barre, Vermont on August 9, 2019 at 10:30AM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: Being all and the same lands and premises as were conveyed to Denise Wilde by Warranty Deed of Susan DeForge, Executor of the Estate of Aileen J. Blakely (a/k/a Aileen J. Calhoun), which deed is of even or approximate date hereof and which is to be recorded in the Land Records of the City of Barre, Vermont Land Records.

DATED : June 25, 2019



1. declaring that the mobile home has been abandoned; and 2. declaring that the mobile home is unfit for human habitation pursuant to 10 V.S.A. §6249(i); and 3. approving transfer of the mobile home to the Plaintiff without a public sale in “as is” condition, free and clear of (1) all liens, (2) all taxes, penalties and interest, and (3) all other encumbrances of record.

3. Defendants’ last known mailing address is 588 O’Neil Road, Hinesburg, VT 05461. Their place of employment is unknown.

8. Mobile home rent has not been paid for many months and storage fees continue to accrue at the rate of $425.00 per month (including $10.00 late fee).

DATED AT SHELBURNE, VERMONT this 18 day of June, 2019. /s/__ Scott Michaud, Duly Authorized Agent of St. George Community Cooperative, Inc.

4. Defendants leased a lot in St. George Community Cooperative

9. Plaintiff sent written notice to the Town Clerk of the Town of St.

VERIFICATION STATE OF VERMONT CHITTENDEN COUNTY, SS. On this 18 day of June, 2019, Scott Michaud, agent of St. George Community Cooperative, first duly sworn, made oath that s/he has read the foregoing Complaint, and that the facts contained therein are true. Before me, /s/__ Melanie Rodney, Notary Public. Printed Name: Melanie Rodney. My Commission Expires: 1/31/21







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WHEREFORE, Plaintiff respectfully requests that the Honorable Court enter an order as follows:

7. The mobile home is severely deteriorated, unsafe and unfit for human habitation, with no working water system and no working heating system. The Affidavit of Scott Michaud is attached as Exhibit A as verification of the uninhabitable condition of the mobile home.

2. Defendants, Paul Bent and Jessica Waite-Bent, are the owners of a certain mobile home, described as a 1988 Astro Country Manor, 14’ x 70’, Serial# AP9013, presently located at Lot 125, 57 Hemlock Road in St. George Community Cooperative, St. George, VT.

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a. Delinquent Property taxes to the Town of St. George, Vermont in the amount of $4,130.79 (through May 6, 2019).

George on May 17, 2019 of Plaintiffs intent to commence this action.

DATED AT BURLINGTON, VERMONT this 21 day of June, 2019. /s/__Steven J. Kantor, Esq. Doremus Kantor & Zullo 346 Shelburne Road, Suite 603 P.O. Box 445 Burlington, VT 054020445 (802) 863-9603 Attorney for St. George Community Cooperative, Inc.



Pursuant to 24 VSA §§4464(a)(1)(C) and 4471(a), participation in this local proceeding, by written or oral comment, is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal. If you cannot attend the hearing, comments may be made in writing prior to the hearing and mailed to: Zoning Administrator, 3045 Theodore Roosevelt Highway (US Route 2), Bolton, Vermont 05676 or via email to:

6. The following liens and encumbrances appear of record with respect to the mobile home:


The DRB will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 25, 2019, starting at 6:30 pm at the Bolton Town Office to consider

The hearings are open to the public. Additional information may be obtained at the Bolton Town Office, Mon.-Thurs. from 8:00-4:00PM.

1. Plaintiff, with a principal business located in St. George, County of Chittenden, State of Vermont, is the record owner of a mobile home park known as St. George Community Cooperative, Inc., located in the Town of St. George, Vermont.


TOWN OF BOLTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Development Review Board (DRB) at Bolton Town Office, 3045 Theodore Roosevelt Highway, Bolton, Vermont 05676

Application 2019-01CU: 1811 Happy Hollow Rd., Richard Weston, applicant

NOW COMES Plaintiff St. George Community Cooperative, Inc., by and through counsel Steven J. Kantor, and hereby makes this complaint:


DATED: June 20, 2019 By: _/s/ Rachel K. Ljunggren Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032

The DRB will also accept additional evidence and public comments on two continued public hearings from its meeting of 23 May 2019, re:



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

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

5. The last known residents at the mobile home were Defendants Bent and Waite- Bent, who vacated and abandoned the home on or before July 2017. Plaintiff has attempted to contact Defendants without success. Defendants have not contacted Plaintiff.


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

Application 2019-23DRB: 4865 Stage Rd., Country Club of Bolton Homeowners Condominium Assoc., Inc., applicant & owner. Waiver to locate replacement of water system control bldg. & dumpster pad within rear setbacks. The property is located in the Rural I Zoning District. (Tax Map # 1-0034865)


Reference may be made to the aforementioned deeds and to their records, and to all prior deeds and to their respective records, for a more complete and particular description of the land and premises herein conveyed.

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

under the terms of a written uniform Mobile Home Lot Lease. Defendants have not paid lot rent since at least two years ago.



Being further described as being all and the same lands and premises as were conveyed to Aileen J. Calhoun by Warranty Deed of Manuel Carcoba and Sharon B. Carcoba, which deed is dated May 17, 1965, and which is of record at Book 79, Page 466 of the Land Records of the City of Barre, Vermont.

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over the said mortgage above described.

home of Paul Bent and Jessica Waite-Bent and declare the mobile home unfit for human habitation has been set for July 23, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Chittenden Superior Court, 175 Main Street, P.O. Box 187, Burlington, Vermont 05402. /s/__ Nancy J. Bean, Docket Clerk. Date: 6/25/2019

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The Champlain Water District, an award winning regional water supplier having the distinction of receiving the “First in the Nation Excellence In Water Treatment Award” from the Partnership for Safe Water, announces a position opening within its existing Department that assures high quality drinking water throughout Chittenden County. This position operates, maintains, and monitors a 24/7/365 sophisticated, state-of-the-art 23 MGD water treatment facility, and transmission system serving a population of 75,000 located in twelve served municipal water distribution systems. Candidate must have a minimum of an Associates Degree in a water related science and be capable of obtaining certification as a Vermont Class 4C Water Treatment Plant Operator. Valid State of Vermont driver’s license with a clean record and the ability to meet the insurability criteria of the District’s insurance carrier. Starting salary: $22.97/hour. Resume deadline: July 26, 2019. Visit our website at: to view the complete job description. Reply by email with cover letter and resume to:

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PROGRAM ASSISTANT Growing nonprofit environmental association ( needs part-time employee to handle core administrative duties. Must be proficient with standard office equipment, procedures and software. Strong computer skills and ability to learn new ones essential. Publication, website design and event planning experience a plus. Candidate should be able to work independently and multitask. We offer a casual work environment and flexible scheduling. Approximately 20 hours/week. Please send cover letter and resume to vrwa@ Position open until filled.

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DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL OPERATIONS Burlington Telecom, a subsidiary of Schurz Communications, has an immediate opening for a Director of Technical Operations. You will be responsible for providing both strategic direction as well as day to day management of network engineering, technology and operations. The ideal candidate will be familiar with and passionate about employing fiber to the premises and wireless telecommunication technologies towards improved operations and business development opportunities. For more information concerning this position or to apply, please visit:

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• Able to successfully complete the appropriate training and examinations required by Velan. • Mechanically inclined and able to comprehend and interpret technical documents and drawings. • Basic shop math. • Able to maintain written logs in a neat and orderly fashion. • Must be able to Operate a forklift Full-time $18.00/hour VELAN VALVE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Owned by Northstar Travel Group, Inntopia is at the forefront of travel technology. The software platform helps resorts, attractions and hospitality providers book, track, measure and market their products and services better than ever before.


We're looking for someone who can invoice, budget, audit and analyze our finance and systems operations like a pro. The role calls for a candidate who is savvy across a wide range of accounting competencies, from daily accounting activity to assistance with annual budgets, audit schedules, analysis of revenue and expense accounts. Bonus points if you love to work for a tight-knit, collaborative team in a relaxed environment, while contributing to a world-class product that's changing the game for travel.


This search is being managed by Etienne Morris of Morris Recruiting & Consulting, LLC. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Etienne at To request a complete job description, please email etienne@morrisrc. com.

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Vermont-NEA is seeking an experienced, proactive administrative professional to provide legal and administrative support to our attorneys and professional staff. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of two years’ experience working as a legal assistant, with preference given to those with labor law and/or litigation experience. This is a full-time position.

Primary Function: Preparation and painting of assembled valves or parts prior to final shipping. Follow requirements stated in contract instructions or procedures, and handle or move finished product to preclude damage.

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Job Requirements:

Down Home is open daily for breakfast and lunch. We pride ourselves in creating a work environment that provides a competitive salary, regular daytime hours, consistent schedule, and positive, community focused customer service. Relevant front of house experience required. Please email resumes and a cover letter to: Down Home Kitchen 100 Main Street Montpelier, VT 05602

Inntopia is looking to hire an Accounting Business Manager with an energizing attitude, enthusiastic spirit and proactive, collaborative work ethic. As an accountant, you can work almost anywhere. Why not work in the future?

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PRODUCTION FINISHER Down Home Kitchen in Montpelier, Vermont is looking for a:

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OFFICE MANAGER/ BOOKKEEPER Shelburne Limestone Corporation is looking to hire a full-time experienced Office Manager/Bookkeeper This individual will oversee a threeperson office. Among the responsibilities will be the reconciliation of the general ledger, processing of financial statements, business insurance, and cash flow for the 50-employee company. We require this person to be detail-oriented, accurate, and proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.


This position requires exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills, careful attention to detail, proofreading abilities, excellent oral and written communication skills, strategic thinking, an ability to manage multiple ongoing projects, and a commitment to confidentiality, all within the context of a highly professional, fast-paced and advocacyoriented membership organization. Responsibilities include tracking case and project deadlines, filing, answering phone calls, scheduling, billing, and other duties assigned. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference, which may be mailed or delivered to the attention of: Kristie Ferguson at Vermont-NEA, 10 Wheelock Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05602; or electronically to This position will remain open until filled. Vermont-NEA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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CO M M U N I C AT I O N D I R E C TO R Burlington City Arts seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative team member to serve as its Communication Director. The Communication Director ensures that all strategies for social media, print and public relations reinforce the goals of Burlington City Arts and the City of Burlington, works to build awareness of BCA’s many programs and services, and manages the organization's brand. The ideal candidate will have a desire to connect people of many backgrounds to the arts, and appreciate and advance the role of an arts organization within a municipal setting. Agility with digital media management and experience working with fundraising organizations needed to succeed in this position. This position is full time, has a great benefit package, and is part of fun-loving, energetic team of arts professionals! See for a full description and to apply. All applications must be submitted online.

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Yestermorrow Design/Build School is seeking a full-time class support coordinator with project management experience to join our team. A qualified applicant will exhibit enthusiasm to work with instructors and clients, order and organize materials in support of the classes. Strong communication skills, organization and budgeting experience required. This post is eligible for Yestermorow’s generous benefits package. Salary is based on the applicant’s experience level.

Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday, with occasional additional hours as needed. Prior shipping and receiving experience preferred, but not required.


Go to for the full job description, requirements, and to fill out our online application.

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• Instructor administration including syllabus, agreements, class lists, travel, and lodging • Reset classrooms between courses, organize tools, etc. • Communicate with Instructor about needs and order materials and supplies for course • Oversight of interns in relation to coursework and work trade for classes

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There is no better time to join NSB’s team! Northfield Savings Bank, founded in 1867, is the largest banking institution headquartered in Vermont. We are looking for a professional to join our team as a Senior Community Banker in our Shelburne Road Branch located at 1120 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT. This position offers an excellent opportunity to work for a premier Vermont mutual savings bank. Job Responsibilities & Requirements • A thorough knowledge of banking and the technology which enables customers to conduct financial transactions, and the ability to build customer relationships, earn trust, and maintain confidentiality, is essential. Exceptional customer service, opening and maintaining customers’ accounts and services, as well as guiding customers through the consumer loan process in accordance with established policies and procedures are requirements of this position. • The Senior Community Banker must possess excellent communication and customer service skills for both internal and external customers. Requirements include 3-5 years of bank experience and registration with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Find your place with us at NSB • NSB offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, profit sharing, matching 401(K) retirement program, professional development opportunities, and a positive work environment supported by a team culture. Northfield Savings Bank hours of operation are Monday – Thursday, generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please submit your resume and application in confidence to: (Preferred) Or mail: Northfield Savings Bank Human Resources P.O. Box 7180 Barre, VT 05641-7180 Equal Opportunity Employer/Member FDIC

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Community Capital of Vermont is seeking a dynamic and effective Executive Director. CCVT is a statewide small business and microenterprise lender serving low to moderate income Vermonters. Since 1995 CCVT has helped Vermont entrepreneurs secure capital for startups and expanding businesses throughout the state.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT (approximately 40%) • Screen website inquiries • Client relations/development • Client contracts and agreements • Short course and small project management • Support Design/Build Faculty

TO APPLY Please visit for a full job description and instructions for applying.

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The E.D. reports to our Board of Directors and is responsible for the day to day operations of the organization, and supporting the Board’s leadership on policy and long-term planning. Areas of responsibility include financial management, fundraising, oversight of lending and business advisory programs as well as coordinating our marketing and outreach efforts. This position offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. A complete job description with additional information on this position is available on our website:

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Director of Operations The Director of Operations is responsible for the oversight of PedsOne staff and day-to-day operations; collaborates with senior staff to optimize billing processes and teams; works in concert with the General Manager/Owner to develop and execute a strategic plan for continual company growth and improvement; initiates and completes special projects in concert with the strategic plan. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to make a meaningful impact for a unique, growing and dynamic Vermont-based organization, apply online at

PedsOne is the medical billing and consulting company exclusively serving pediatricians throughout the U.S.

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2 Full time AmeriCorps positions with a National Leader in Affordable Housing Champlain Housing Trust’s HomeOwnership Center, serving the affordable housing needs of Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, is seeking a Home Education Coordinator and Shared Equity Coordinator. These dynamic 11+ month positions require a Bachelors degree or related work experience, proficient computer and writing skills, and a commitment to community service. Experience in housing, teaching, or lending is a plus. Positions start September 9, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Visit for info and to apply. Questions? Contact Barbara at 861-7333. EQUAL OPPORTUNIT Y EMPLOYER - COMMIT TED TO A DIVERSE WORKPLACE.

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More information about VITL and a full job description of the President and Chief Executive Officer can be found on its website, VITL is an equal opportunity employer. Salary will be commensurate with other significant nonprofit leadership positions in Vermont. HOW TO APPLY: By July 30, 2019, please send a resume and statement of interest, focusing on your track record of accomplishments and skills relevant to the experience VITL seeks, to the search committee’s staff, Elizabeth Miller, by email: Telephone inquiries can be made to Elizabeth at 802-860-1003 x 122.


Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization and a 1,400acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark in Shelburne, VT. We are hiring:

Campus Marketing Coordinators

Summer Camp Educators

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Help Vermonters pursue their education goals!

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We’re all about mission at Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC). Help us fulfill our mission of providing all Vermont students with information and financial resources to reach their educational goals. You’ll work in a relaxed yet challenging environment. We offer many topnotch benefits, plus a fabulous onsite fitness room & café.

Teach up to 5 weeks of day camp, for campers ages 4-14. Camp days at Shelburne Farms are filled with hiking, harvesting food from the gardens, games, songs, animal visits, and more! For the full position description or to apply for the position, visit our website: shelburnefarms. org/about/join-our-team.

VSAC’S RESOURCE CENTER SUPERVISOR VSAC is looking for a detail-oriented, self-starter to manage the day-today operations of VSAC’s Resource Center. The VSAC Resource Center (VRC) is VSAC’s customer space which provides education, financial aid, and career counseling to anyone who visits VSAC. The VRC also serves as the VSAC building reception, welcoming and directing employees, visitors, and deliveries to the building. This position will supervise VRC staff and manage and coordinate all services and programming provided within the VRC & building reception. The ideal candidate is committed to a high level of professionalism and excellent customer service and shares a commitment to VSAC’s mission of supporting students to pursue their education after high school. This position will provide direct service to VSAC customers as well as develop and execute programming to draw more visitors to VSAC.

HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR Come join our team and help Vermonters! Vermont Student Assistance Corp (VSAC) is seeking an experienced Human Resources professional, with progressive experience in Human Resource management, to join our leadership team. In this role, you will provide positive and proactive leadership and management of VSAC’s human resources functions. This involves planning, organizing, and directing the human resources department, collaboration with the leadership team and others to develop and execute strategies regarding organizational planning and employee satisfaction including our compensation, benefits, recruitment, employee development and training, performance management and human resources policy administration and compliance. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication and leadership skills, a proven ability to work effectively as part of a team, current knowledge and usage of relevant technology, familiarity with federal and state laws and a demonstrated ability to successfully work with a team to solve complex problems. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and minimum of 7 years in Human Resources is required.

Apply ONLY online at VERMONT STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORPORATION PO Box 2000, Winooski, VT 05404 EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled

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Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL) is seeking a qualified president and CEO to lead it to the next level of success. VITL was created in 2005 and contracts with the State of Vermont as its Health Information Exchange (HIE). VITL leads implementation of a wide array of Health Information Technology (HIT) initiatives in Vermont and coordinates with the State on implementation of key federal HIT and HIE initiatives. VITL collaborates closely with the State HIE Steering Committee to support the State HIT Plan, along with the needs of Vermont Blueprint for Health, OneCare Vermont, and other Vermont health reform activities and programs. VITL also works directly with the hospitals and other private provider organizations and practices statewide. VITL’s next CEO must have deep experience in organizational leadership, and demonstrated accomplishments in the overall improvement of strategic, financial, quality and operational performance of a healthcare or IT-related organization. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to foster a culture of customer service and will demonstrate a strong service orientation, ideally through work in a service enterprise that has a clear record of meeting its goals and satisfying its customers. It is essential that VITL’s CEO values innovation, openness, integrity, and teamwork, and instills all of these values throughout the organization.



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If Red Hen is where you’d like to make a career, this could be your chance! We have been recognized nationally for providing our employees with a livable wage and excellent benefits including health coverage, paid time off, retirement plan, in-house professional massage therapist, bicycle benefits and the list goes on. We are committed to creating a workplace that is supportive of our staff! We currently have two exciting employment opportunities. We are taking resumes and scheduling interviews for the following full-time positions.

Food Prep

We have a full time position in our growing kitchen, making our delicious sandwiches, salads, and soups. The ideal candidate has restaurant experience but is looking for a break from restaurant hours, takes pride in making excellent food, works cleanly and efficiently, and works well independently and in a team. Please email resumes and letters of interest to Rob:

Pastry Baker

You too could be behind the glass creating all the treats you see in our café! Professional baking experience is required. You must enjoy working independently and with a team. Schedule includes early mornings and weekends required. Contact Jeremy at:

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Legal Assistant

Direct Support Professional

Join our Direct Support Professional team to work one on one with individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. This is an excellent job for applicants entering human services or for those looking to continue their work in this field. Send your cover letter and application to Karen Ciechanowicz,

Shared Living Provider


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Provide residential supports to an individual with an intellectual disability in your home and make a difference in the life of another. We have a variety of positions available, the perfect match might be waiting for you. This position also provides a generous stipend, paid time off, comprehensive training & supports. For more information contact Jennifer Wolcott, or 655-0511 ext. 118.

Wick and Maddocks has a full-time opening for a Legal Assistant. Must be computer literate, have excellent typing skills, and attention to detail. Please reply to: Jim Wick via email: or by phone: 802-658-3037

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V R A N A LY S T - W A T E R B U R Y

VocRehab is seeking a VR Analyst. The VR Analyst supports the administration of the VT AWARE case management system. Tasks will include: analysis related to configuration and adaptation decisions for the system, analysis and testing of system version upgrades, data monitoring, development and refinement of operating manuals and user guidance. Prepares and validates required quarterly and annual federal reporting from multiple systems. Refreshes and distributes data reports and dashboards. For more information, contact James Smith at 802-241-0320 or Job ID #2068. Status: Full Time. Application Deadline: 7/18/2019.


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Vermont is looking for an energetic, self-initiator. This role provides support specific to onboarding; annual training plan development and implementation including contracting with presenters, training registration, and evaluation as well as training on specific topics; and facilitation and development of staff teams. This includes the development and maintenance of an online training program for new staff and other content. Must be comfortable using remote tools for training. For more information, contact James Smith at 802-241-0320 or james Job ID #1911. Status: Full Time. Application Deadline: 7/16/2019.

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The Restorative Case Manager position is full-time. The Franklin Grand Isle Restorative Justice Center is a department of the City of St. Albans serving the needs of both Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. This position will be located primarily in our main office in St. Albans with necessary travel and work in Grand Isle County 1-2 days a week. The Restorative Case Manager will oversee restorative panel processes and client case management for both adult Court Diversion cases in Franklin county as well as reparative panel cases in Grand Isle County. The Restorative Case Manager will need to listen to multiple perspectives, facilitate a restorative response, and guide clients as they fulfill their obligations. The Restorative Case Manager will also be passionate about restorative responses to crime and conflict as well as a victim centered approach. The work is performed in an office environment with considerable contact with people who have offended, people who have been victims of crime, people in conflict, volunteers, and people from state agencies and community organizations. Some in-state travel required. This job requires a flexible schedule and some evening meetings. For a complete job description please visit https://www. Please send resume, cover letter and list of references attention Harmony Bourgeois by July 22nd at (802) 524-7006

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(Franklin County) Responsibilities include: staff supervision; management of curriculum, lesson plans, child Provide services in home-based to program participants to: support prenatal outcomes assessment, and child settings health and family data; file reviews; recruitment and education enrollmentand activities;tomanagement of program resources, community accreditation services promote healthy prenatalbudgets, outcomes for pregnant women;partnerships, provide or support the care of and licensing projects. infants and toddlers so as to enhance their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development; support parents in the care and nurturing of their infants and toddlers; and help parents move Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, toward and independent Special self-sufficiency Education, or related field; 3 to 5 living. years relevant work experience; supervision experience.

Knowledge and experience in: developmentally appropriateEducation early childhood practice; childfield, RequiRements: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or related education outcome assessment; child behavior management; curriculum planning, development and with demonstrable experience and training in the provision of services for infants and toddlers. 40 implementation. 40 hours/week, approx. 43 weeks/year (summer layoff), health plan and hours per week, 52 weeks per year. Starting wage upon completion of 60 –working day period: excellent $16.30 to benefits. 18.36/ per hour. Health plan and excellent benefits. Successful applicants must havemuSt excellent verbalexcellent and written communication skills; skills in SuCCESSful appliCantS HavE: verbal and written communication documentation and record-keeping; proficiency in MS Word, e-mail and internet; skills; skills in documentation and record-keeping; proficiency in mS Word, e-mailexceptional and internet; organizational skills and attention to attention detail. Must be energetic, mature, professional, exceptional organizational skills and to detail. must bepositive, energetic, positive, mature, diplomatic, motivated, and have a can-do, extra-mile attitude. A commitment to social justice professional, diplomatic, motivated, and have a can-do, extra-mile attitude. a commitment to and to working with families with limited financial resources is necessary. Clean driving record social justice and to working with families with limited financial resources is necessary. Clean and access to reliable transportation required. Must demonstrate physical ability to carry out driving requiredrecord tasks.and access to reliable transportation required. must demonstrate physical ability to carry out required tasks. Please submit resume and cover letter with three work references via email to: Please submit resume and cover No letter with calls, three please. work references via email to phone No phone calls, please. CVOEO IS A N EQUA L OPPORTUNIT Y E MPLOYER


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Rock Point Commons Director will serve as Chief Executive Officer for the Commons and its entities, including a conference center and a camp. The Director is charged with building a self-sustaining ministry of the Episcopal Church in Vermont. The Director reports to the Board of Rock Point Commons and serves as the Bishop’s advisor on this ministry and as a team leader of staff and volunteers.

The Town of Duxbury is accepting applications for the position of Road Foreman. This position is a working supervisor role that plans and oversees all municipal highway operations in order to advance the safe and effective functioning of the highway department, including municipal construction projects and maintenance of municipal roads, vehicles, and equipment. A full job description is available on the town website at To apply for this position, please email letter of interest, resume and references to, or mail to:

F U L L P O S I T I O N D E S C R I P T I O N AT: Please send a resume with 3 references and a cover letter to the search committee at: by July 21, 2019.

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Jonathan DeLaBruere Town of Duxbury 5421 VT Route 100 Duxbury, VT 05676 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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CARING PEOPLE WANTED Home Instead Senior $200.0 Care, a provider Sign o 0 of personal Bonus n !!! care services to seniors in their homes, is seeking friendly and dependable people. CAREGivers assist seniors with daily living activities. P/T & F/T positions available. 12 hours/week minimum, flexible scheduling, currently available. $12-$16.50/hour depending on experience. No heavy lifting. Apply online at: or call us at 802.860.4663.

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Loan Closing Officer

VEDA is seeking to hire a full-time Loan Closing Officer whose primary responsibilities will be to prepare all agricultural, commercial and SBA loan documents for all VEDA loan programs; and conduct closings and maintenance of closing documentation; and project related duties. VEDA’s Loan Closing Officers are members of VEDA’s Closing Department, working under the supervision of the Director of Closing.

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:


Essential Job Functions • Reviews loan approvals and commitment letters in preparation of loan documents.

• Provides assistance to attorneys, loan officers, borrowers and other lenders daily.

• Reviews real estate and personal property opinions, title insurance, corporate evidence, leases, contracts, insurance and permits provided by legal counsel and others.

• Drafts documentation for certain Other Business requests to aid Servicing Department when necessary, i.e. consolidations and assumptions from other lenders.

• Communicates and coordinates with all parties in each transaction, schedules and attends loan closings.

• Maintains escrow accounts and disburses funds in a timely manner.

The Academic Director functions in a leadership role at Mansfield Hall and must embody the mission, values, philosophy and approach of the organization. The role of the Academic Director is to serve as the primary academic case manager and coach for assigned Mawnsfield Hall students, guiding the development of students’ academic and self-advocacy skills as they learn how to navigate and find success in a post-secondary learning environment. The Academic Director works closely with the Director of Student Life and the Community Outreach Director to help students make positive change through our Pathway to Independence Model, including supporting students to set and meet goals as outlined in their Student Led Pathways to Independence Plan. The Academic Director reports to the Assistant Director.

• Inputs information in accounting and document management databases.

Education/Experience • 7-10 years of experience within a legal setting; specialized paralegal and financial institution experience is preferred.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities • High-level of accuracy and attention to detail, proofing for content, grammar, spelling and typographical errors. • Strong written, verbal and visual communication skills. • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and perform under tight deadlines.

This is a full-time, afternoon and evening position.

• Knowledge of sound, effective loan closing/ processing techniques.

The Coach functions in a student support capacity at Mansfield Hall consistent with the mission, values, philosophy and approach of the organization. The Coach uses relationships developed with students to provide guidance and fellowship in the Mansfield Hall community. Coaches assist students in day to day activities and provide direction and support in following a student’s daily schedule and Student Pathway to Independence Plan. The Coach should have an ongoing sense of students’ well-being and affect, lagging skills and skill development goals, and challenges and successes. This position also collaborates with and takes direction from Director-level staff and Mansfield Hall Administrative Leadership to ensure the highest quality programing for the students.

• Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Word/ Outlook/Excel software. • Ability to learn and maintain accounting and document management applications. • Proactive and self-motivated. • Ability to work effectively within a team.

Working conditions are in a standard office environment. The successful applicant must exhibit a desire to innovate, learn new tasks, and accept a changing and evolving workload. Please email resume to Heidi van Gulden, Director of Closing, Vermont Economic Development Authority at

Apply online: Mailing Address: 289 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401 Tel: (802) 440-0532 |

VEDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package

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eCommerce Operations Turtle

Turtle Fur is seeking an eCommerce Operations Turtle to be the owner of our direct-toconsumer sales channels, ensuring accurate product data, imagery, and listings across our website and 3rd party marketplace channels. Success in this role is measured by growing sales across all sales channels. The ideal candidate will align with the eCommerce department’s guiding values of a growth mindset, communication as a foundation, and responsibility, bringing an entrepreneurial passion for providing top-tier customer experiences through data driven decision making, an obsessive attention to detail, and skill in design thinking and problem solving. To succeed in this role, you will:

FARMLAND ACCESS PROGRAM DIRECTOR We’re looking for a full-time director to lead the program and provide farmland access services. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in farm business planning, farm technical or business advising, farming experience, and familiarity with farmland conservation.

• accurately represent products in back-end systems and on customer-facing platforms • monitor and optimize listings on 3rd Party Marketplaces (Amazon, eBay, Walmart) • manage Amazon Sponsored Product Ads for profitable sales growth • KPI reporting for all sales channels • lead a/b testing of listing content, imagery, formatting, and ads • work alongside the Customer Acquisition Turtle to deliver profitable campaigns

Must have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, strong project management skills, supervisory or leadership experience, and a passion for farming, food systems work, and land conservation. To learn more about us, the job, and how to apply, visit Apply by: August 2, 2019.

Minimum Qualifications • detail oriented and obsessively thorough • highly skilled with Excel and data visualization • knowledgeable of ChannelAdvisor, Amazon, eBay, and Walmart • familiar with Shopify (or other eCommerce Platforms), Google Analytics, and Data Studio • knowledgeable of paid search, search engine optimization, conversion rate optimization, a/b testing, and strategies and techniques • knowledge of NetSuite a plus • eager to help build a company that serves as a role model for our industry peers • 2-5 years of experience in eCommerce or Digital Marketing, preferably in a brand setting • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications, or similar area of study

VLT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Help shape our planet’s future.

This full-time role reports directly to the Director of eCommerce and is located at the Turtle Fur headquarters. Many benefits including health/dental insurance, paid time off, 401k with match, disability and life insurance, education reimbursement, dog friendly office, and company cornhole tournaments included. To apply please submit resume and cover letter to by July 12th, 2019.

About Turtle Fur Located just North of Stowe, in the shadows of Vermont’s highest peak, Mount Mansfield, we know tough weather. By creating comfortable, quality products, we help you stay outside longer to enjoy the things you love to do. After giving our brand a facelift in 2018, Turtle Fur is focusing on boosting our internal operations and strengthening our company’s backbone to set us up for 37 more years of leading the snow sports and outdoor industry in quality headwear and accessories. Our mission is to create the best headwear and outdoor gear you can buy. We pride ourselves on holding true to our roots of quality, comfort, creativity, and community ...all while having fun.

NRG Systems Campus Hinesburg, VT

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LET’S GET TO..... NRG Systems is dedicated to designing and manufacturing smart technologies for a more sustainable plan—that means more renewable energy, cleaner air, and a safer environment for all. Join our team today!

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Engaging minds that change the world Seeking a position with a quality employer? Consider The University of Vermont, a stimulating and diverse workplace. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including tuition remission for on-going, full-time positions.

The Town of Jericho is accepting applications for a Highway Maintenance Worker Level 2. This is a full-time position which requires a CDL and the ability to respond to emergencies and for snow removal outside of regular working hours. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience in highway maintenance, construction procedures and methods and the operation of large trucks, preferably at the municipal level. Equipment operation experience is a plus.

Assistant Director - Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) - #S2150PO - The Assistant Director manages the Consumer Assistance Program (CAP), a unique partnership between UVM and the Attorney General’s Office. Duties include: Supervise 3 professional staff, a graduate assistant, and temporary staff. Teach undergraduate course(s), including CDAE 159, Consumer Assistance Program, a service-learning program. Collaborate on design of mid- to long-range initiatives and oversee implementation thereof. Assist in development of budget and handle projections. Handle high-level communications, including reports to the legislature and press. CAP is the office Vermont consumers turn to when they have a problem or question, and CAP provides referrals and letter mediation to assist in resolving complaints. CAP also provides outreach and education to the public regarding a variety of consumer issues, such as scams, identity theft, elder abuse, and small business resources.

The starting hourly wage is $16.50-$17.50 depending on qualifications. The Town of Jericho offers excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance, and a retirement plan.

Minimum requirements: Master’s degree in a related field and 3-5 years’ related experience required. Proven supervisory skills, and organizational and administrative management experience. Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to handle multiple issues simultaneously. Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting policies, rules, and regulations. Ability to develop and implement administrative procedures and operations and evaluate effectiveness.

An application and job description can be downloaded from They are also available at the Jericho Town Hall, at 67 VT Rt. 15, Jericho, M-F 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Desirable qualifications: Previous mediation/negotiation and customer service experience. Knowledge of consumer laws and regulations and familiarity with state and local federal agencies. Experience in computer data analysis. Experience interacting with the press. VGN Operations Coordinator - Vermont Genetics Network - #S2106PO - VGN seeks to hire a fulltime Operations Coordinator to Provide oversight for administrative functions and business/human resource operations for the Vermont Genetics Network. Actively participate in the strategic planning process, establish organizational systems and processes, and coordinate grant management activities. Analyze, interpret and summarize complex budget information. Provide expertise and support to financial, and program planning efforts. Supervise administrative professional and support staff. Report to the Director.

Completed applications can be submitted to: Paula Carrier in person, via email at or via mail to PO Box 39, Jericho, VT 05465. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two to four years of administrative, human resource and process implementation experience required. Proficiency with database, spreadsheet, and word processing applications required. Complex data and financial analysis and reporting skills required. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Effective interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills required. Demonstrated ability to prioritize effectively, optimize time, and supervise multiple staff members required. Grant management experience required. 10:39 AM

Champlain Community Services is a growing developmental services provider agency with a strong emphasis on selfdetermination values and employee and consumer satisfaction.

Service Coordinator Join our team of professionals and provide case management for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. In this role you will learn about strategies for individualized supports; build trusting, professional relationships; lead teams towards a greater goal; and continue your career in human services in a supportive & fun environment. This is a rewarding position where you can make a big difference in the lives of many.

Applicants must provide a cover letter, a current resume, and three references to be considered. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Administrative Assistant - President’s Office - #S2135PO - The President’s Office is seeking a qualified individual to provide high-level administrative support to the Coordinator of Presidential Events and the Presidential Communications and Events Coordinator. Duties include: prepare and type various external and internal materials, answer multiple telephone calls, maintain and organize files and databases, research, manage paper and electronic correspondences, manage budgets and financial reports, process forms and documents, and perform assigned projects, with minimal supervision from designated supervisor. This person will be responsible for representing the Executive Offices and the University to external constituencies. The University-wide scope, and confidential/sensitive nature of the activities of the office, are essential aspects of the position requiring professionalism and diplomacy. Minimum qualifications: Associate’s degree and three years of high-level professional administrative assistant experience. Proficient computer skills: word processing, spreadsheet management, website updating, survey tools, and database skills. Effective verbal communication skills and solid writing/editing/proofreading skills required. Independent, takes initiative, critical thinker, and creative problem solver. Ability to work in a fastpaced, high-energy setting. Must be highly organized, flexible, able to balance the needs of professional staff members, and able to maintain a professional manner.

For further information on these positions and others currently available, or to apply online, please visit www. Applicants must apply for positions electronically. Paper resumes are not accepted. Open positions are updated daily. Please call 802-656-3150 or email for technical support with the online application. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Untitled-39 1

Champlain Community Services is a distinguished developmental service provider agency and was voted as one of the Best Places to Work in 2019. We would love to have you as part of our team.


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MEETING AND CONFERENCE SUPPORT TECHNICIAN Sound Vision Audio Visual is seeking a Meeting and Conference Support Technician with Management/Operational qualifications. This will lead to a full-time management position for the right applicant.


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Join NPI, Vermont’s premier Technology Management firm. Have fun and delight clients. NPI cares about its staff, and offers a pet-friendly office, generous time off, matching 401k, family health coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts, open-book management, and profit-sharing.

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Office 365 Specialist You will help clients move to the Microsoft cloud and enhance productivity and collaboration using Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive. Growth opportunities include Teams, Azure, and PowerBI. You will work at NPI offices and at client sites with the backing of our expert Engineering team. Requires three-plus years of full-time IT infrastructure experience, including work with one or more of the above technologies. Learn more:

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Office and Schedule Coordinator You will assist with management of our office and will be responsible for scheduling and calendaring. You will work closely with NPI’s technology team to deliver exceptional client satisfaction. Be organized, efficient, and interested in technology. Previous experience with office administration and client service will be helpful. Learn more:

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The ITAR Program is funded in part by a grant from the Vermont and U.S. Departments of Labor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, The ITAR Program is funded in part by a grant from affiliation the Vermont and U.S. Departments of Labor. All qualified genetics, political or belief. applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, political affiliation or belief.

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Join our growing team of over 6,000 health professionals nationwide! At Centurion, our dedication to making a difference and our passionate team of the best and the brightest healthcare employees has made us one of the leaders of the correctional health industry. Whether you are driven by purpose and impact or on a journey of professional growth, our opportunities can offer both. Centurion is proud to be the provider of healthcare services to the Vermont Department of Corrections. The Medication Assisted Treatment Case Manager coordinates and provides Substance Use Disorders/Addiction program activities and monitoring of client progress in a correctional setting. Communicates patient concerns with clinical care providers to ensure quality patient care.

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Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C., a Burlington, VT law firm, is seeking to hire a motivated individual to fill a newly created position providing administrative support to attorneys within several practice groups. Candidates should be detail-oriented while maintaining efficiency and have strong verbal, written, organizational and comprehension skills. Flexibility and the ability to manage multiple projects for multiple attorneys, strong technology skills and a working knowledge of MS Office applications a must. Prior office/ business experience or legal/business education is preferred. Forward cover letter and resume to: Human Resources, Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C. PO Box 66, Burlington, VT 05402-0066 or by email to Subject: “Legal Admin”

We are currently seeking Case Managers to work FULL TIME at the following Correctional Facilities: • Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility-Rutland, VT

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• Southern State Correctional Facility, Springfield, VT Position is split half time; 20 hours per week at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility-South Burlington, VT and 20 hours per week at Northwest State Correctional Facility-Swanton, VT When submitting resume, please indicate the location you are interested in.

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Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in a human services or counseling related discipline required • Drug and Alcohol Counselor Certification preferred • Experience providing substance use disorder/addiction treatment preferred • Experience providing case management services preferred • Must show current tuberculosis documentation and active CPR certification

Wake Robin, Vermont’s premier continuing care retirement community seeks an experienced Security Officer to ensure the well-being of the community and the safety of our residents. Duties include addressing emergency or comfort concerns of residents, responding to and assessing situations involving the physical plant, and ensuring that all buildings are secured according to appropriate schedules. We seek an individual with a background in security or as a first responder, with the compassion and problem solving skills to interact with our senior population. At least 2 years of relevant experience is required.

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Wake Robin seeks a Maintenance person to join our Staff. Our maintenance team utilizes a variety of technical skills to repair and maintain electrical, plumbing, security, and air quality systems throughout the facility and in resident homes. Qualified candidate will have well rounded maintenance skills and must have specific experience and/or training in HVAC systems, as well as a strong aptitude for computer-based operational systems. This is an opportunity to join a stable and talented team of individuals dedicated to doing good work, for great people, in a beautiful setting. Interested candidates please send resume and cover letter to or visit our website,, to complete an application. Wake Robin is an equal opportunity employer.


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Light-Works is a large format digital print provider in Winooski in our 42nd year, providing local and national clients with the finest commercial graphics, visuals, and display materials. We strive to protect our environment in all the work we do.

We are seeking a full-time finishing specialist to join our small and dedicated staff. Full-time, daytime shift M-F. Primary responsibilities include setting up, operating, and maintaining all finishing equipment; packaging; fabrication; on-site installation. The finishing equipment includes: MultiCam flatbed CNC and Kala Laminator/Mounter. If you are mechanically minded, value well-running and clean machines, and consider yourself a perfectionist who’s into fine printing and fabrication, this would be an excellent position for you. Successful team members love their craft and want to produce the best printed product they can! We’d like to find an experienced operator, but we will train the right person. Must be able to stand, reach, climb, kneel, crouch, and lift/move up to 50 lbs. Some flexibility regarding shift start/end times. We offer competitive wages, a robust benefit package and an excellent work environment. Our benefits include vacation, holiday pay, retirement plan with a company match, profit sharing, health insurance, and short and long-term disability. Apply by sending an email to No phone calls, please.

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La Minita Coffee is growing and ready to expand our U.S.-based team. We are looking for a team player to join us in our Vermont office. We need you to bring energy and enthusiasm to a position requiring customer interactions while juggling multiple items at any given time. Great organizational skills and a desire to excel required. Please send cover letter and resume to


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The position is responsible for supporting our green coffee sales efforts at La Minita. Your primary focus is customer interactions for spot and forward sales, coffee releases from warehouses, and invoicing. Additional responsibilities include reporting, contracting, record keeping, and administrative support. Company benefits include: Medical, dental and vision benefits, life insurance, long term disability insurance, 401k plan which includes a company match, and paid vacation time.


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At Copley, taking care of our patients starts with taking care of our employees.

Family Specialist – Project DULCE The Parent Child Center of Northwestern Counseling & Support Services is seeking an ambitious, flexible, and resourceful individual to join our team! The Family Specialist will be a part of project DULCE and work within a primary care medical home (Timber Lane Pediatrics – Milton) as a member of their health care team. Project DULCE is a universal, evidenced-based approach to embedding strengths-based, family-centered child health care within the network of available community supports during the critical first six months of life. This position supports families for the first six months following the birth of an infant to provide additional support on healthy child development, parenting support, and by helping parents connect to both formal and informal community resources. The Family Specialist will meet with families at the initial well-child check, at subsequent routine visits, and for home visits if requested. This position includes regional travel and some evening hours. Benefits include medical/dental, retirement savings, tuition reimbursement, 15 days personal account time in the first year, and 11 paid holidays. To be a part of this incredible initiative send your cover letter and resume to or apply online at NCSS, 107 Fisher Pond Road, St. Albans, VT 05478 | | E.O.E.

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We are seeking experienced Medical Assistants for our Mansfield Orthopaedics clinics in Morrisville and Waterbury.

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