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1. “Starksboro Farmer Eric Rozendaal Has Died at 51” by Sally Pollak. The beloved farmer, owner of Rockville Market Farm and Eric’s Eggs, died while on vacation in the Bahamas. 2. “Nurses Picket as Strike Starts at UVM Medical Center” by Sara Tabin. The nurses’ union went on strike last Thursday and Friday. 3. “UVM Medical Center Cancels Some Surgeries Ahead of Planned Nurses’ Strike” by Sara Tabin. The hospital postponed 68 elective surgeries scheduled to take place during the strike. 4. “First Satellite Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in South Burlington” by Sasha Goldstein. A bill last year allowed each of the state’s five dispensaries to open a satellite location. 5. “Abracadabra Coffee Releases CBDInfused Cold-Brew” by Hannah Palmer Egan. The Woodstock roastery is set to release its first batch of canned CBD coldbrew.

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ost Vermonters use Front Porch Forum to communicate with neighbors about local issues such as police budgets and missing pets. For the last five years, Tracy Rosen of Richmond has been using the online community-building service to make jokes, too. “Ducks and Cats Cannot Run for Selectboard,” Rosen declared in one recent message to his fellow Richmondites. In another, he mused, “Should Dogs Have Dedicated Batting Cages?” Rosen, owner of a software engineering company, refers to himself in Tracy Rosen

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he Burlington City Council on Monday night approved $455,000 in spending for daycare centers and preschools — the first major grants in a program to make early education more accessible and affordable. Mayor Miro Weinberger started work on enhancing early education opportunities in 2013. As of March, the city had accomplished little, despite paying consultants $165,000 in funds from private donations to study it. The mayor acknowledged at the time that the progress had been disappointing. “I wanted to be further along,” he told Seven Days. Monday’s council vote was a boon to several well-known agencies in Burlington. The Sara Holbrook Community Center will get $150,000 for renovations, and the Greater Burlington YMCA received $130,000 toward its new building. Together they’ll create at least 58 new preschool slots, Katie Jickling reported.


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It’s about time the number of nonprofits and their competitive missions were exposed in a publication [Give and Take: “Too Much of a Good Thing,” July 4]. On a per capita basis, Vermont has the highest number of nonprofits per population among the other 49 states, twice as high as the national average. What’s also interesting is that Vermont ranks 46th of 50 in charitable giving. Philanthropic funding, grants and public taxpayer money seem to be the major funding sources to sustain their existence in Vermont. Shouldn’t taxpayers know just how much of their money is spent on these nonprofits? Frank Mazur



I thank Seven Days for its articles on the world of nonprofits in Vermont. This was an incredible series. I knew that this world was extensive but was surprised at how extensive it is. Quoting from [“Cheap Date?” June 27]: “Over the last 50 years government in the Green Mountains has withdrawn from providing many direct services to Vermonters in need. Instead, the state has outsourced that job — and hundreds of millions of dollars — to an ad hoc network of dozens of private nonprofit groups.” As an activist for universal care in Vermont who fights it out inside the Statehouse every year, I have seen these mental health agencies struggle like beggars for a few dimes. I was surprised, however, to see in this article that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont tops the list in receiving subsidies funded by the taxpayer.   The article said that the state payments to Blue Cross in 2017 were $140,044,735. Its CEOs make enormous salaries. For all the ways we subsidize them though Medicare, Vermont Health Connect and tax advantages, it is crazy


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that no one is above the law, not even the president. The fact that Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, is not only a Bush-appointed federal judge and Washington, D.C., insider, but one who has written that a president should not be criminally indicted while in office shows how far our highest elected officials will go to avoid accountability for their illegal acts. As I wrote in my 2010 book, The People v. Bush, “We have just lived through eight years of a rogue presidency. The question is: Have we set the stage for another rogue presidency in the future? … One way to prevent that is by prosecuting high-level officials for crimes committed in office … Many Americans, pressed by hard times, are forgetting that the epidemic of lawlessness during the Bush era was a major cause of their misery. The Republican right wing is inflaming discontent. Dark times could happen again, and they could be worse.” Now is the time to insist — in myriad ways — that the American people will not tolerate criminal behavior by their president.

Kidnapping, forced unlawful imprisonment, child abuse and other horrors observed by Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) are being visited upon asylum seekers at our southern border [Fair Game, June 20]. These are illegal acts in every state where U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement commits these crimes, as well as being federal offenses. Federal, state and local police should arrest the offending officials or, failing to do so, be removed for dereliction of duty. These are very serious laws, and enforcement of them is not to be selectively suspended depending upon the citizenship, age, language, skin color or ethnicity of the victims, per the Constitution. It is illegal to kidnap and abuse children even if they are nonwhite. We have a gangster-led rogue state assaulting a minority group, with the same ideology and rhetoric used in Germany to justify the early roundups of Jews and Roma; above all, it is a continuation of centuries of genocidal terror committed by the U.S. government against nonwhites.  The enemy destroying this country is white supremacy, and failure to call it that openly and oppose it illustrates the cowardice of most of our nation’s Republican elected officials, such as our own Gov. Phil Scott — even if, like Scott, they don’t seem personally bigoted.  We need to demand that state violence against vulnerable people be ended immediately and that those responsible be prosecuted. The officials who value their careers over the lives of innocent and vulnerable refugees need to be voted out for their moral complicity in these crimes against humanity. 



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Give and Take: Hiring new nonprofit leaders isn’t easy


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Pride and Joy: The Chandler Presents Its Eighth Annual Summer Pride Theater Festival BY PAMELA POLSTON

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Health: Suicides among Bhutanese refugees raise concerns of local health and social services providers BY KYMELYA SARI




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“The core of this show is a strong, independent woman who becomes the heart of her community by infusing it with love and opportunity,” says Danielle Sara Davis in a press release for Hello, Dolly! Davis directs the Lamoille County Players in a spirited production of this Tony Award-winning musical about a widowed matchmaker who finds affection of her own.

Southern sounds make their way north on Saturday, courtesy of guitarist and singer Tab Benoit (pictured). The Louisiana native and Grammy Award nominee serves up searing blues numbers at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe. Dwight Ritcher of local duo Dwight & Nicole opens.



9 to 5 Vermont educator and musician Mark Greenberg brings his skills to the informative and entertaining talk “Solidarity Forever: Songs of Unions and Labor.” With the aid of live and recorded music, he surveys historic American labor songs used to express protest and hope. The South Hero Community Library hosts this Vermont Humanities Council presentation.



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Common Thread The costumes, quilts, lace and wall hangings on view at the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh speak volumes. In the exhibition “The Fabric of Emancipation: The Lens of American History Through Contemporary Fiber Arts,” works by eight renowned fiber, textile and needle artists explore what it means to be of African descent in the Americas. SEE REVIEW ON PAGE 62


Fans of the late Heath Ledger may remember his iconic rendition of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” in the 1999 comedy 10 Things I Hate About You. Nostalgic movie lovers can relive this and other moments from the hilarious modernization of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew during a screening at Greensboro’s Highland Center for the Arts.




Alternative-rock fans and classical connoisseurs find common ground when Boston band Guster teams up with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra for an al fresco performance. This unique collaboration unfolds at Shelburne Museum as part of Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on the Green. Burlington dancepop group Madaila kick off the show.





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“Testing ‘but for’ is impossible to audit. We don’t dispute that,” he said. “But help from VEGI, VTP and other programs is critical to expanding business in Vermont.” So the programs’ impact can’t be measured, but even so, they are “critical”? I smell a paradox.


Some lawmakers are receptive to Hoffer’s arguments. “This report is a great antidote to what passes for conventional wisdom in this state when we talk about economic development,” said Rep. TOM STEVENS (D-Waterbury), vice chair of the House General, Housing and Military Affairs Committee. That conventional wisdom is widely shared. “There’s not a state that hasn’t struggled with this,” said Ancel. “We’ve been more cautious [than most].” Just look at New York State. In Gov. ANDREW CUOMO’s seven years in office, the state has spent more than $10 billion on economic development programs. Many have gone bust, fallen far short of their promise or been riddled by corruption. If these programs are so unproven, why does every state employ them? Because every state employs them. “We’re on a playing field that everyone is on, and we can’t leave it,” said Schirling. Too bad, because Hoffer’s report cites a number of strategies that can, in fact, make a big difference. They include technical assistance and financing help for growing businesses, workforce development (broadly speaking, not special deals with single companies), energy efficiency, affordable housing, broadband and childcare. Many of these are not traditionally labeled “economic development,” but Hoffer said they should be. When CEOs are asked how they make siting decisions, Hoffer said, “the three most important are quality of life, infrastructure, and workforce education and training.” Will Hoffer’s report overturn conventional wisdom? Doubtful. In the case of economic development programs, “We’ve always done it this way” remains a powerful, if unquantifiable, argument.

Where’s the Money?

Sunday was a big day for Vermont’s 2018 political campaigns. For the first time in three months, and the last time before the August 14 primary, candidates for state offices had to publicly disclose how much they’d raised and spent. The biggest news: a money shortage in the gubernatorial race. Not a single candidate cracked the $100,000 mark in the past three months. That’s a pittance by recent standards. Republican Gov. PHIL SCOTT raised $93,000. His primary opponent, KEITH STERN, raised $30,000, mostly from himself. Democrat CHRISTINE HALLQUIST was a few thousand behind Scott. The other three Dems, JAMES EHLERS, BRENDA SIEGEL and ETHAN SONNEBORN, were far behind. What gives? “It’s a tough environment,” said Vermont Democratic Party chair TERJE ANDERSON. “It’ll be easier once we have a nominee. “A lot of our big donors have gone to other groups — political action committees, independent groups, campaigns in other states,” he continued. OK, but it might also have something to do with the unconventional and inexperienced nature of the Democratic field. Team Scott has its own explanation. “The Governor has focused on governing, and as you know the legislative session just ended in late June,” said Scott’s campaign manager, BRITTNEY WILSON. “We’ll begin to ramp up our efforts this month.” Even so, that’s an awfully low total for a popular, business-friendly incumbent. The other statewide race that could be competitive is the campaign for lieutenant governor, pitting incumbent Progressive/ Democrat DAVID ZUCKERMAN against House Minority Leader DON TURNER (R-Milton). In terms of money, they’re almost dead even: Each raised roughly $48,000 in the past three months. But Zuckerman had a much broader donor base, while some of Turner’s most generous backers have already given the individual maximum of $4,000. The costliest legislative race of 2018 may be in Stowe, where incumbent Republican HEIDI SCHEUERMANN has raised $10,000 and Democrat MARINA MEERBURG, who entered the race on June 20, has received donations of more than $5,000. By Vermont House standards, that’s a lot of cash. Scheuermann hasn’t faced an opponent since her first run in 2006. “People are ready for a change,” said Meerburg. “The demographics have shifted.” Scheuermann pronounced herself


“energized” by the challenge and confident of victory. Some first-time candidates have notable fundraising totals. Democrat SARA COFFEY of Guilford, who’s running for the seat being vacated by Republican MIKE HEBERT of Vernon, has raised $17,500. EMILIE KORNHEISER of Brattleboro, who’s taking on incumbent VALERIE STUART in the Democratic primary, has raised $12,000, while Stuart has raised $3,725. Other notable House first-timers: Democrat JOHN KILLACKY of South Burlington, former executive director of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, has raised nearly $12,000. Nonprofit manager, editor and writer KATHLEEN JAMES of Manchester has amassed $18,000 to run as a Democrat in a two-seat district currently represented by Democrat CYNTHIA BROWNING and Republican BRIAN KEEFE. And Republican newcomer ZACH MAYO, who hopes to replace the retiring Rep. BERNIE JUSKIEWICZ (R-Cambridge), has raised nearly $10,000. He loaned himself nearly half of that amount. On the Senate side, three newcomers are making noise. Republican ALEX FARRELL, who’s trying to crack the Dem/ Prog monopoly in the Chittenden County Senate district, has raised $22,000. Rep. COREY PARENT (R-St.Albans) has taken in $16,000 in his bid for a Franklin County Senate seat, including $3,060 from CAROL BREUER and her husband, TOM BREUER, and another $1,530 from Tom’s software company, Valetude. (The Breuers were part of a coordinated effort that funneled nearly $100,000 to targeted Republican House candidates in 2016.) And RUTH HARDY, former head of Emerge Vermont, the nonprofit that trains female Democratic candidates, has raised $13,000 in her bid to become one of Addison County’s two senators.

met with crickets, not even a reply,” he said. “Ben Mitchell has never requested access,” countered party chair Anderson. “He contacted us about terms, and we responded. We never received a request.” Anderson confirmed Freilich’s rejection. In 2010, Freilich ran as a Democrat against incumbent Sen. PATRICK LEAHY (D-Vt.). After losing the primary, Freilich refiled as an independent. When Leahy won in November, Freilich withdrew from the scene. He “showed no interest in the Democratic Party,” said Anderson. “No donations, no activity, no involvement.” Party leaders decided Freilich wasn’t committed enough to the party. Anderson pointed out that most state parties refuse to share their data with candidates challenging Dem incumbents. “In Vermont, we take it on a case-by-case basis.” STEVE MAY, a Prog/Dem candidate for state Senate in Chittenden County, was able to get the Dems’ voter files, but he claims the Progressives have turned him away. The party’s executive director, JOSH WRONSKI, offers a bit of a catch-22: “No one has received a nomination at this point for the Senate race,” he said. “Any candidate who receives the nomination and endorsement is eligible to access [the data].” So what about incumbents such as Senate President Pro Tempore TIM ASHE (D/P-Chittenden) and Sen. CHRIS PEARSON (P/D-Chittenden)? Can they get the data? Said Wronski: “Both have been endorsed previously by the Progressive Party.” Like, in 2016, I guess? That’s a very incumbent-friendly policy. In Republican ranks, there’s the curious case of JOHN NAGLE, a first-time candidate in a two-person district in Colchester that’s currently represented by one Democrat and one Republican. Nagle is on the Republican ballot alongside incumbent PATRICK BRENNAN. He says he’s been blocked from accessing a website-building program offered by the VTGOP and from getting its voter files, as well. “They talked me into running,” he said. “Now they’re setting me up to lose.” That includes, he asserted, getting a local Republican to run as a write-in candidate in a bid to knock him out in the primary. VTGOP chair DEB BILLADO has a very different version of these events. “All candidates have access to all our tools,” she said. She blames Nagle for failing to follow through on opportunities to get training and access and denies that he’s being shut out. “The party takes no position. We wait for the primary and support whoever wins.” Nagle, a retired welder who’s now on disability, sums it all up: “I thought being a welder was a dirty job. This is far worse.” m




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erry Pomerleau grew up eating breakfast and dinner most days with his grandfather, the late Burlington real estate tycoon Antonio Pomerleau. As a teenager, he chauffeured the shopping-mall developer and philanthropist from meeting to meeting and heard every story and aphorism a thousand times. “My grandfather always said that you have to do what you love. You have to be passionate about it. Doesn’t matter if you work with a pick and shovel,” the 31-year-old grandson said last week at the Humane Society of Chittenden County in South Burlington. Dressed in jeans and a button-down shirt, Terry bared his left forearm. “So after his passing,” he said, referring to his grandfather’s death in February at age 100, “I got a pick-and-shovel tattoo to remind me, every day, that you have to do what fulfills you.” What fulfilled the elder Pomerleau was cutting real estate deals and, later, writing seven-figure checks to Vermont nonprofits. What fulfills Terry, one of Tony’s 13 grandchildren, is working for one of those charitable organizations. Last November, after stints at Pomerleau Real Estate, a Volkswagen dealership and as a potter, he moved from the local humane society’s board of directors to a full-time position as its development manager. Now he shares a small office with another staffer and a gray-and-white rescue kitten named Tyler. Though Terry no longer works out of the family firm’s iconic Greek Revival headquarters overlooking

Lake Champlain, he sees himself as carrying on the philanthropic legacy of his famous forebear. In addition to his day job at the humane society, Terry serves on the board of the Greater Burlington YMCA, which has received millions of dollars from the Pomerleau family over the years. “My grandfather raised me not to take over the company but to take over the impact that he has helped make on the community,” Terry said. While the Pomerleaus are no ordinary Vermonters, their experience reflects a broader trend: Millennials born in the 1980s and ’90s are less interested in giving than doing.. “Younger people want to have more of a connection than just making a donation,” said John Sayles, CEO of the Vermont Foodbank. They’re also more focused on the measurable impact of their charitable endeavors than previous generations were, according to Montpelier philanthropic adviser Christine Zachai, and they’re not married to the nonprofit model. While their grandparents may have supported a traditional community institution, such as a United Way chapter, younger philanthropists might “make a financial investment in a B corp that promises to bring clean water to Flint, Mich.,” she said, referring to for-profit, socially minded benefit corporations.

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“Millennials have a much higher degree of distrust of institutions generally, and they have very little loyalty,” Zachai said. Such developments pose a threat to Vermont’s $6.8 billion nonprofit sector, which has long relied on direct mail, capital campaigns and fundraising events to pay for the critical services it provides. “I think everybody is nervous about trends in giving,” said Vermont Community Foundation president and CEO Dan Smith. He advises nonprofit leaders to “be prepared for change.” The change isn’t just generational. Vermont’s nonprofit leaders worry that new federal and state tax laws could reduce financial incentives for major charitable giving. They question whether increasingly popular philanthropic tools, such as bankaffiliated “donor-advised funds,” could steer money out of state. And they wonder how to harness the continued growth of online giving as other fundraising mechanisms become less effective. Most worrisome is that while charitable giving has increased nationally in recent years, the percentage of people donating has declined. “So philanthropy is becoming more and more elite,” said Dan Parks, managing editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy. It’s also becoming less stable for nonprofits, because they’re increasingly dependent on the whims of fewer, larger donors. (See accompanying profiles.) According to Giving USA, an annual report by the Indiana University

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the total amount contributed to charity increased by 5.2 percent year over year in 2017, with nonprofits taking in a total of $410 billion. But between 2000 and 2014, according to Lilly researchers, the percentage of households donating to charity dropped from 66 to 56 percent.



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Vermont is home to more nonprofits per capita than just about any other state, and it boasts one of the nation’s highest rates of volunteerism. But according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, its residents give less to charity than those in all but four other states. In 2015, according to the Chronicle’s “How America Gives” report, Vermonters who itemize their tax deductions donated an average of $3,701. Mainers, who ranked last, gave $3,071, while Wyomingites, the most generous, gave $11,163. These rankings don’t reflect grassroots giving by lower-income individuals, because the Internal Revenue Service only tracks donations made by the roughly 30 percent of filers who itemize rather than take the standard deduction. Itemizers tend to be wealthier.



Aggie Sweeney, who chairs the Giving USA Foundation, attributes some of the shift to growing income inequality. Particularly since the start of the Great Recession a decade ago, many families that used to set aside money for philanthropy can no longer afford to do so. “The hypothesis is that there are trends around debt, whether it’s student or credit card, lack of savings and lack of financial security making people less comfortable with the possibility of giving,” explained Smith of the Vermont Community Foundation. Meanwhile, Vermont nonprofits have lost out on some reliable corporate contributions. When GlobalFoundries acquired IBM’s Essex Junction plant in 2015, it put a halt to a generous employee match program that sent nearly $1 million annually to local nonprofits. The

United Way of Northwest Vermont, a major beneficiary of that funding, has since pulled back its grant-making. Along with threats, there are also opportunities — particularly for nonprofits that respond and adapt to changes in philanthropy. The Vermont Foodbank has focused on growing its digital presence in recent years and even launched a “peerto-peer” fundraising tool modeled after popular crowdsourcing platforms, such as GoFundMe. The Vermont organization saw a 36 percent increase in online giving in 2017, according to Sayles. “In some ways, I think that crowdfunding is a way to engage people in philanthropy and giving,” he said. While young people have limited means, Terry Pomerleau said, they’re more likely to donate their time and energy to nonprofits. As he toured the humane society’s busy facility — and greeted a pair of Scottish fold cats named Mr. Yin and Mr. Yang — he noted that the organization is run by 18 employees and 207 volunteers. “My grandfather used to say, ‘Giving money is easy. Giving time is hard,’” he said. Terry expressed confidence that his generation would eventually give its time and its money to charity. “I hope that millennials and younger step up, because it’s on our shoulders,” he said. “If we don’t, no one else will.”

Vermont has eight times as many nonprofits as it has dairy farms — and unlike the milk industry, the state’s charitable sector just keeps growing. Vermont’s 6,044 nonprofits reported $6.8 billion in revenue and $13.2 billion in assets in their latest Internal Revenue Service filings. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that nearly 18 percent of the state’s workers are employed by 501c3s.  Though they’re undergirded by generous tax breaks and government expenditures, these organizations are largely unregulated and rarely make the news — save for the occasional embezzlement scandal or multimillion-dollar IN THIS ISSUE: donation.  In its “Give and Take” series, Seven Days is examining the state’s nonprofit ecosystem, from tiny local charities to one of PAGE 14 the biggest enterprises in the state: the $1.29 billion University of Vermont Medical Center. Yep, it’s a PAGES 16, 17, 23 nonprofit. What do these mostly tax-exempt organizations have in common? Are there too many? What does their proliferation mean PAGE 18 for Vermont? Is anyone watching to make sure they play by the rules? Our “Give and Take” stories are answering these questions. Did PAGE 20 you miss an issue? No problem. You can read the entire series at Click PAGE 22 on the Special Report icon at the top of the page. Want to explore the source? Search our Vermont Nonprofit Navigator database online. Seven Days digital editor Andrea Suozzo built it so the news team could analyze revenues reported by the federally recognized nonprofit organizations that were based in Vermont as of May. Seven Days reporters and editors have been mining it, looking for patterns and aberrations.  You can, too, at 

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But, still: Why is Vermont ranked so low? A couple of possibilities: Those at the bottom of the list, such as Rhode Island ($3,092), New Hampshire ($3,313) and Hawaii ($3,650), feature high costs of living and low rates of religious observance. Those at the top, such as Utah ($9,621), Arkansas ($9,512) and Tennessee ($8,433), are quite the opposite. According to Sweeney of the Giving USA Foundation, there’s a clear correlation between religion and philanthropy — and not just because the observant are expected to tithe. “Many families and individuals learn about giving through their faith community,” she said. “We see that those who are donors to faith communities are actually more likely to give to secular causes, also.” While middle-income itemizers in Vermont give far less per capita than other Americans, Vermonters earning more than $200,000 a year are closer to the national average, according to the Chronicle analysis. That’s consistent with what Vermont fundraising consultant Tere Gade has noticed in her work helping nonprofits raise money. In recent years, she said, there has been “a softening in the mid-tier donors,” which she defines as those who commit to donate $25,000 to $75,000 over five years. What used to look more like a pyramid of donors, with the wealthiest on top, “is getting to look more like an hourglass.” Gade attributed some of that pullback to the “psychological poverty” even comfortable Vermonters feel in the face of national and global political changes; their fears, she said, dampen their willingness to give. (On the flip side, according to the Chronicle’s Parks, President Donald Trump’s administration has inspired new giving to abortion rights, civil liberties and media organizations.) Of the $289 million that Vermont itemizers donated to charity in 2015, according to the IRS, more than a quarter, or $81 million, came from 450 Vermonters who earned more than $1 million that year. The wealthiest don’t just reach into their own pockets. Some control tax-exempt foundations funded by themselves, their families or their businesses. According to Seven Days’ Vermont Nonprofit Navigator, 315 local 501c3 foundations reported combined assets of nearly $788 million in their latest filings with the IRS. While these

BILL AND JANE STETSON For Bill and Jane Stetson, philanthropy was never optional. Both halves of the Norwich couple came from families that demanded it. Bill’s great-grandfather, a North Carolinia pharmacist named Lunsford Richardson, concocted Vicks VapoRub and founded the company that would eventually sell NyQuil, Clearasil and Olay. Jane’s grandfather, Thomas Watson, built IBM into the original computing powerhouse. Her father, Arthur, served as U.S. ambassador to France. “I was brought up in a philanthropic household. It was an expectation,” Jane said. Bill and Jane Stetson “For me, it was like brushing your teeth in the morning or putting on your clothes. It was part of the psyche in my home.” As a young man, Bill was summoned to the family office in North Carolina and given access to a small amount of foundation money to donate to charity. “Over the years you’d be allowed more and more,” he said. “You had to prove that you understood and you knew how to research a 501c3.” These days, the two give through a variety of family foundations and from their own pockets. They focus on the environment, medicine, education, film and whatever else motivates them in the moment. “I’m a highly compassionate person, so it doesn’t take much to move me,” Jane admitted. “If I see a need, I’m moved.” For a time, that need was Democratic politics. Jane raised more than $4 million for Barack Obama’s two presidential campaigns, earning her the finance chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee and nearly the French ambassadorship. Now, she said, she’s focused on gun control; she just joined the board of the advocacy group Gun Sense Vermont. “I am rabid about getting some commonsense [gun laws],” she said. “I’m not against guns. I don’t think hunting should be abolished. I just think we’re an accident waiting to happen.” Both Stetsons say they’ve been attempting to give more money to fewer organizations. “You want to give them more of an oomph,” said Bill, who has tried and failed to reduce the number of recipients from 50 or 60 to 10 or 15. “But it’s really hard because, emotionally, you’re attached to these organizations, and they call you and say, ‘We’re so sad that you’re going to leave us.’” “You really have to learn how to say no,” Jane added, “which is a painful thing.”

organizations provide key support to Vermont nonprofits, they can also be fickle — as the interests of their founders and successors evolve. One of the most prominent is the Lintilhac Foundation, a $19.8 million fund controlled by the heirs of Claire Lintilhac, the daughter of Canadian



missionaries in China and wife of a businessman in the chemical and insurance industries. Founded in 1975 to establish a midwifery program at the hospital now known as the University of Vermont Medical Center, its mission has since shifted from women’s health.



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“I think we all feel that the foundation needs to follow in the direction of the skills and education and interests of the people running the foundation,” said Claire’s daughter-in-law, Shelburne resident Crea Lintilhac, who leads the granting enterprise with her husband, Phil, and their three adult children. For Crea, who studied geology, and Phil, a plant science professor at UVM, that’s meant refocusing the foundation on water quality, renewable energy and conservation. Of the nearly $963,000 it donated in 2017, according to a foundation report, five-figure donations went to a slew of environmental advocacy organizations, including the Conservation Law Foundation and the Vermont Public Interest Research Group. The Lintilhacs even spent $45,000 to support a visiting UVM professorship for former secretary of natural resources Deb Markowitz and $58,338 to fund environmental attorney David Grayck’s work on water quality and wildlife corridor land-use cases.

“There are not many scientists who have private family foundations,” Crea said. Rich Tarrant has a different philosophy about the foundation he created in 2005 with money from the $1.2 billion sale of his company, IDX Systems. He aims to spend it down and put the foundation out of business by 2044. “My feeling is that when foundations and charities go on and on and on, the further they get away from the origination, the more likely they are to lose the value of the dollar and change their mission,” he said. “I think you need to buckle ’em up sooner, rather than later.” Why 2044? “Because I’ll be 98 then,” Tarrant said with a laugh. “I don’t want to wait to be 100 to get it done.” He’s making progress: In 2011, the Richard E. & Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation reported assets of nearly $12 million, according to an IRS filing. By 2016, they had dwindled to $6.6 million. Tarrant still owns a house in Colchester but now lives in Hillsboro Beach, Fla., where Deborah serves as mayor. The vast majority of their giving goes to Vermont institutions, though the foundation donated to five Florida nonprofits in 2016. Tarrant said he tries to run his foundation like a business, by maintaining a strategic focus on such priorities as education, workforce training and senior living. In 2016, it gave $65,000 to three Boys & Girls Clubs; $100,000 to UVM Medical Center; and $1.58 million to UVM, in part to fund a separate Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education. “We don’t wait to see what shows up in the mail,” said Lauren Curry, who has served as executive director of the foundation since its founding. Seventy-five-year-old Tarrant, who challenged Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in 2006, is just as explicit about what he won’t fund. According to the foundation’s website, it’s not interested in environmental or arts programs, nor “prochoice or progressive political agendas.”

In Funds We Trust When Todd Lockwood moved to Vermont in 1977, the 27-year-old photographer was careful to hide the fact that he was, as he puts it, a “trust-funder.” Lockwood’s grandfather, Herbert Kieckhefer, had made a small fortune in a family business that pioneered the use of cardboard in shipping. Kieckhefer also invented — and patented — the milk carton spout. Lockwood used his inheritance, along with money he’d made on a real

estate deal, to build White Crow Audio, the iconic Burlington recording studio. But, for years, he refrained from making sizable donations to charity, because, he said, “I didn’t really want to let the cat out of the bag.” “I think it’s a sense of sort of existential guilt,” he explained, “and there’s this fear that people are going to judge you based on that.” Lockwood has since gotten over that fear and opened up his wallet. He suspects, however, that others like him donate less than they could — and he thinks that should change. “My sense is that there’s a segment of Vermont with inherited wealth who are giving way below their means to charity,” the 67-year-old South Burlington resident said. “I think it’s because they’re trapped in social situations where it just wouldn’t be cool to even acknowledge that that money exists.” Zachai, the Montpelier philanthropic adviser, works with many of

the privately wealthy, who she insists give generously. “They want to be able to give back to their community and do the right thing and still be able to go to the grocery store and not have everybody know how much money they have and how much money they give away,” she said. Others are perfectly comfortable with — or even relish — being recognized. During his decades of philanthropy, Tony Pomerleau made donations to the Burlington Police Department, Saint Michael’s College, the Greater Burlington YMCA and the Community Sailing Center that resulted in the naming of buildings after him and his family. According to Terry Pomerleau, his grandfather believed that doing so would let other prominent community members know that “they need to do something.”


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A cofounder of the Boston-based private equity firm Berkshire Partners, Ferenbach and his wife, Judy, have spent time in Vermont since 1988, when they bought a farmhouse and 90 acres of land in Townshend. In 2000, he and real estate developer Rick Davis established the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children, which seeks to expand access to high-quality Carl Ferenbach childcare. Four years later, Ferenbach founded the High Meadows Fund, which focuses on environmental and land-use issues. In both cases, Ferenbach sought to relinquish control of the organizations and let others lead the way — an approach he had taken at Berkshire Partners, which he characterized as a “partnership and collaboration” with no chief executive. “Nobody reigns,” he said. “That just worked for us. And so everything I did [in philanthropy] was informed by that experience.” Ferenbach placed the Permanent Fund and High Meadows under the umbrella of the Vermont Community Foundation, which provides tax and management services and appoints a majority of the two organizations’ board members. Even so, he fauxcomplained, VCF was “slow to understand” that he really wanted to let go. “Eventually we got through to them,” he said. “‘A day will come when you guys have this thing, because we won’t be here. So we might as well make that day now.’” Ferenbach’s philanthropy doesn’t end with traditional 501c3s. He established a corporation called High Meadows Associates to buy and conserve Vermont farmland and then sell it for less to young farmers. Though technically a for-profit entity, its goal is not to make money — and it doesn’t. Even Ferenbach’s personal investments are chosen with an eye on something other than the bottom line. He estimates that 15 to 20 percent of his assets are invested in experimental clean technology and energy ventures that could make money but could also crash and burn. “For me, it’s just fun to understand what they’re doing,” he said. As a lifelong investor, Ferenbach sees Vermont as an affordable place to “incubate” good philanthropic ideas to be replicated elsewhere. “A dollar goes about five times further here than it does in New York or San Francisco,” he said. “We can do things others can’t because it doesn’t take a huge amount of money to do them here.”




Search and Replace Hiring new nonprofit leaders isn’t easy BY MO L LY WAL S H




il Livingston spent more than a quarter century working at the Vermont Land Trust: one year as legal counsel, 16 as manager of land conservation, 10 as president. During his tenure, the Montpelier-based organization protected 350,000 acres across the state. Livingston shepherded countless projects, from saving backcountry ski terrain in Bolton to creating a 12-acre park at Burlington’s Cambrian Rise. When last year he announced plans to leave, Livingston said he would not be involved in the search for his replacement. But he had trouble keeping out of it. “I confess that I’m a control freak. And so my desire for being involved was very high,” said Livingston. “You want to help shape how the organization goes forward, but frankly it’s a board decision.” Leadership transition at nonprofits can be difficult, especially if the person stepping down has become synonymous with the organization’s mission. The individual at the helm plays a critical role in branding the nonprofit, building confidence that it is doing good work and managing donations responsibly. A change at the top can trigger a switch in public perception. It can also be disruptive inside the organization if a new executive director introduces a different management style or approach to fundraising. It beats the alternative, though. Founders don’t live forever. Nonprofits that don’t plan for succession may jeopardize their survival. To avoid that, many of Vermont’s most iconic leaders are passing the baton to a new generation — or at least thinking about it. Consultant Debra Howard of Hinesburg, who works with both nonprofit and for-profit executives and boards, said it’s hard to convince anyone to step away from his or her life’s work. It’s common for leaders, especially founders, to “have mixed feelings about retirement,” she said. “They worry about whether the organization will do well without them.” Also: “People don’t like to think about getting older … about difficult transitions like that.” When it finally happens, though, Howard recommends cutting the cord completely to instill confidence “that the organization is strong enough to thrive once that leader steps down.” She explained: “It’s not an easy thing to do, and a lot of leaders don’t do it very well.” The best transitions are made when executives decide well in advance what their departure date will be “and they start working with their board and make sure they have strong leadership … to be able to manage that succession and run a strong search to find a successor,” Howard said. Then the executive should get out of the way, especially when it comes to the search itself. “If you are the outgoing person, you need to start letting go,” Howard said. In the case of the Vermont Land Trust, the board hired a consultant and conducted a national search. Livingston offered advice on the list of candidates at the board’s request but noted wryly that it wasn’t uniformly

accepted. “They actually interviewed people who I did not recommend,” he said. Ultimately, the board hired an internal candidate, Nick Richardson, a vice president with a strong financial background. Although Livingston was a mentor while they worked together, Richardson said he never felt “anointed” and fully expected to face a competitive field of contenders. Livingston had no vote but enthusiastically supported the decision. The former executive director did not stay on the board — a common practice that Howard strongly discourages — and has made a clean break from the organization. As Livingston put it: “Nick deserves full autonomy without some shadow following him around.” In 2016, the Vermont Land Trust had revenue of $12.2 million and assets of $46.2 million, according to the trust’s Internal Revenue Service Form 990. Livingston’s total compensation was $154,124. Now that he’s in the top job, Richardson said he’s exploring new directions beyond conservation of farms and forestland. For example, he wants to further develop a land trust program to encourage young farmers to take over operations from those retiring or selling out. Richardson, who is 40, was significantly younger than most of the candidates for his job. Noting that age “describes but does not define him,” he counts himself in an emerging group of Vermont nonprofit leaders in their thirties or early forties. “I feel like there’s a group of younger folks who are

being given the opportunity to step into leadership in organizations throughout Vermont,” Richardson said. “As one of those folks, it’s really exciting to have a cohort of people that I can connect with.” They include Jared Duval, who came on last year as executive director of the Energy Action Network in Montpelier; Shelby Semmes, hired this year as the Vermont/New Hampshire state program director for the Trust for Public Land in Montpelier; Dan Smith, president and chief executive officer of the Vermont Community Foundation in Middlebury since 2016; and Jesse Bridges, who last year became CEO of the United Way of Northwest Vermont in South Burlington. Richardson said it’s nice to have same-age counterparts with whom he can discuss the ups and downs of leadership. “Having a group of people who are facing a similar set of challenges and responsibilities, who can be sounding boards” is “really helpful,” he said. At the Preservation Trust of Vermont, 71-year-old Paul Bruhn is still in charge, long after many of his contemporaries have retired. He’s served as executive director since the Burlington-based organization was founded 38 years ago, helping communities preserve many important historic structures, including ornate theaters and rural general stores. The trust has also played a collaborative role in finding new uses for old buildings, and it has fought key battles against sprawl. The affable Bruhn has no plans to leave but has worked with his board on a succession plan. Two plans,

in fact. “I do feel like most days I have the best job in Vermont,” said Bruhn, who has not decided how long he wants to keep working. “I don’t really think about it much. I really just think about the work we’re doing and being as effective as we possibly can.” The first iteration of Bruhn’s succession plan, circa 2003, called for an interim director to lead the organization for up to a year after Bruhn retires, to create some breathing room. The interim director would not be a candidate for the permanent job. The plan also recognized the need for financial stability so that the organization could be sustained without Bruhn’s charisma and connections. To that end, the trust successfully beefed up



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its endowment from less than $1 million to more than $5 million. It also created special cash reserves: One is to maintain the 115-year-old Grand Isle Lake House, which the nonprofit has owned since 1997; another is for the new director’s salary. The goal is to be able to “attract star candidates,” said Peter Brink, who has served on the trust’s board for 10 years and helped update the succession plan about five years ago. Bruhn’s annual compensation is $153,466, according to the trust’s Form 990 filed for the 12 months ending September 30, 2016. The plan clearly spells out the details of Bruhn’s exit: He’d be excluded from the hiring process and future board service. It’s an excellent template, Bruhn said. “I think the board really figured out a very ingenious plan for how to transition from where we are to the next person. And, you know, I think that the next person will do things very differently, probably, than we’re doing them now, and that’s great.’’ It won’t be easy to replace Bruhn. “Obviously, he’s a giant,” Brink said of Bruhn, calling his tenure “a magnificent run.” What started with one part-time employee — Bruhn  — has grown into a $1.8 million operation with two full-time and seven part-time staffers. In 2015, the Preservation Trust of Vermont had $8.5 million in assets.

If Bruhn ever did give notice, Brink suggested, ideally he’d hang around long enough to introduce the new person to the donors and other influential partners he has cultivated over the years: “I think those introductions and the transfer of credibility is really important.” For now, the board remains happy to have Bruhn at the helm, Brink added: “They don’t feel that he’s heavy handed. They don’t feel that he’s tired or uncreative. They don’t feel that he’s holding on. Right now, everybody’s in a very good place.” Change is imminent for another longtime director, at the Vermont Humanities Council. After 16 years steering the ship, Peter Gilbert announced earlier this year that he is retiring. “We’re not going to be able to find a new Peter; he’s one of a kind,” said Ben Doyle, who serves on the board and is heading the search committee for a new director. Gilbert has played a key role in shaping a statewide conversation about the value of the humanities. “At its broadest, it’s about what does it mean to be human, right here and right now, and who are the best thinkers to help us accomplish that,” Doyle said. “Our goal is to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas.” Gilbert, who was on vacation and not available for comment, has been equally comfortable talking on Vermont Public Radio about John Keats, Bob Dylan and D-Day as offering gentle corrections to nervous youngsters when judging the Vermont Scripps Spelling Bee. He was instrumental in moving the organization from its original location in Morrisville to Montpelier, where the council could better position itself for a statewide reach. Gilbert also established the First Wednesdays series that brings lectures on the humanities to communities across Vermont. Even though the council is well staffed and in good shape financially, “it’s a big deal to find somebody who’s going to be the face of the organization and guide it forward,” said Doyle. The council hired a New Hampshire consultant to help with recruitment. Board members also interviewed their counterparts at other Vermont nonprofits that have recently gone through leadership transitions, and they held a retreat of their own to reiterate their goals for the organization. “I’m not going to lie,” Doyle said. “It’s nerve-racking.” m

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avid Sleigh, a well-known defense attorney based in the Northeast Kingdom, had questions about the special investigations unit that responds to sex crimes and child abuse in Orleans County. So, on June 28, he filed a public records request for information about its governance, staff salaries and grant funding. Six days later, Dawn Kelly, the executive director of the Orleans County Child Advocacy Center/Special Investigations Unit, denied the request. She told Sleigh that the entity was a private nonprofit, not a public agency — and didn’t need to comply. Confusingly, her email came from a state-government affiliated address. Sleigh condemned the organization, which contracts with the Newport Police Department, for its lack of transparency. “It really does become this sort of secret police,” he said. Pioneered in Burlington in 1987, special investigations units have become an important, quasi-governmental tool for law enforcement around the state. Today, Vermont has 12 such units, which are teams that include police, Department for Children and Families social workers, prosecutors, and victims’ advocates. Under state law, they’re tasked with investigating sexual assault against children and adults, human trafficking, and the most serious cases of physical abuse against children. Each unit is part of, or affiliated with, a nonprofit child advocacy center. More than 800 such centers nationwide support children who’ve been abused. In Vermont, some also choreograph complex criminal cases, coordinating “the dance of all of the other organizations that are bringing their resources together,” said Jim Forbes, senior policy and operations manager for DCF’s Family Services Division, which is charged with investigating child abuse and neglect to make sure that children are safe at home. Most officials herald the model. But there are questions about whether the arrangement prevents public scrutiny. The average Vermonter mostly hears about the units after an investigation


ends with an arrest. The Washington County special investigations unit announced in June that police had apprehended 43-year-old Douglas Hersey, who allegedly had sex with, and tried to pimp out, a 15-year-old girl. Two days later, the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations announced the arrest of 19-year-old Mohamed Hussein, who allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl. “The powerful thing about this model is that it creates working, interpersonal relationships between the parties involved,” Forbes said. “Everybody kind of gets to know each other.” “We don’t see cases falling through the cracks,” said Capt. J.P. Sinclair, the Vermont State Police’s chief criminal investigator. The system, which has evolved over the past few decades, gained momentum in the aftermath of one of the most heinous crimes in state history.

In 2008, Michael Jacques, a convicted sex offender, kidnapped, raped and killed his 12-year-old niece, Brooke Bennett, in Randolph. State leaders responded by making swift and sweeping changes to Vermont’s sex offender laws. “Then-governor Jim Douglas and the Vermont legislature began asking some critical questions,” recalled Tom Tremblay, who was Douglas’ public safety commissioner and had previously led the state’s first special investigations unit in Burlington. “One of the most critical questions I had was, ‘Why should there be specialized units in some counties and not others?’” Tremblay said. In 2009, state legislators devoted $1.5 million to expand special investigations units but left it up to each county to create one and apply for funding. Child advocacy centers made obvious partners. The centers could provide kidfriendly spaces — with brightly colored furniture, cheery artwork, toys and

snacks — for victims to be interviewed. And they could ensure that cops and DCF workers conducted interviews together to save a victim from having to retell his or her story. The ultimate goal, according to Marc Metayer, the state’s special investigations unit grants program manager, “is to have one central location where all of the players are co-located … The reality is that not many of them can do that.” The relationship between the units and child advocacy centers can be complicated, and arrangements often vary by county. Officials alternately describe the advocacy centers and investigatory units as “working hand in glove,” simply existing in the same building, or being one and the same. In some cases, special investigations units predate their child advocacy center. The Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations, for instance, shares office space with the newer Chittenden

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to convince local police departments to pony up an officer for the effort. The state caps law enforcement grants at $60,000, and the actual cost of those positions is often closer to $80,000, said Metayer. “So you have to have a department and community that’s willing to accept they’re not going to be fully reimbursed,” he said. Addison’s unit dissolved for a while, and Orange County has struggled at times to keep its operation afloat. Lawmakers studied the funding model in 2014 and concluded that units needed a more sustainable revenue stream; their report didn’t result in any significant changes. It’s unclear whether the child advocacy centers — which, in their role as special investigations units, are also supposed to serve adult victims of sexual assault — are meeting the needs of their older clients. Of the 1,516 cases the units handled in fiscal year 2017, only 288 involved adult victims. “It’s still going through growing pains,” said Sen. Dick Sears (D-Bennington), who suggested it was time for lawmakers to take stock of the entire system. “One of the risks is that if there are counties that aren’t performing, it’s not as clear who you hold accountable for that,” noted Senate President Pro Tempore Tim Ashe (D/P-Chittenden). He seemed surprised about the response to Sleigh’s records request, suggesting that the system’s architects didn’t envision it being used to shield law enforcement from scrutiny. On July 9, Sleigh sued the Orleans County Child Advocacy Center/Special Investigations Unit for the records he’s after, arguing that it is the equivalent of a public agency. He said he’s concerned that the organization could shield communications between prosecutors and law enforcement that defense attorneys can typically review during the discovery stage of a legal proceeding. Sleigh also noted that the organization’s most recent Internal Revenue Service Form 990 filing suggests its entire $137,000 budget comes from state grants. Whether he wins or loses, he hopes the lawsuit will shed more light on special investigations units and how they operate. m


Children’s Advocacy Center, but each has its own director and distinct website. The Vermont State Police also assigns a detective to each unit, free of charge. In some counties, that officer works at the child advocacy center office. “Instead of these crimes being handled by whoever gets them by luck of the draw, we have actually dedicated law enforcement,” said Rebecca Duranleau, executive director of OUR House of Central Vermont, the child advocacy center that hosts Washington County’s special investigations unit. She noted that officers receive special training to interview traumatized children. “We all are in constant communication with each other,” Duranleau said. The state awards two types of grants to the child advocacy centers to support the work of special investigations units, spending about $1.9 million annually. One grant supports administrative work and the other allows the nonprofit to contract with a local police officer or sheriff’s deputy. Some of the organizations rely almost entirely on state money; others supplement their budgets with grants and donations. OUR House raises money by hosting skeet shooting competitions and donkey basketball. The Chittenden unit bills the towns it serves. Many of the units’ administrative duties fall to staff at the centers who, in a self-perpetuating cycle, apply for the state grants that in some cases pay their salaries. In theory, the state could cut out the middleman and coordinate the work of special investigations units itself. But officials suggest outsourcing this role to a third party prevents interagency turf wars and keeps the focus on victims. It helps to meet in neutral territory, said Forbes, who noted, “There’s strong culture in both [the division of ] family services and law enforcement.” “Our mission is the criminal investigation, obviously,” Sinclair said, referring to the state police. The child advocacy center, he suggested, provides “more of a broad view about what this [victim] needs.” Another advantage: The centers can access training and modest grants from their member association, the nonprofit National Children’s Alliance. “I’ve seen tremendous growth and maturation with each of these units,” Metayer said, though he conceded, “it has not been without turmoil.” Staff turnover at the centers has been a problem, and at times it’s been difficult

Giving It Up « P.17 “It was far less about him and more about putting other people on the plate,” he claimed. For those who are newly wealthy, it’s not always obvious how to step up to the plate. In December 2013, when a New York company agreed to buy Burlington’s for nearly $1 billion, its founders became multimillionaires overnight. Jill Badolato, then the company’s director of corporate social responsibility, sprang into action. “I was like, I know a bunch of my friends just made money,” she said. “I also began

to realize that people didn’t necessarily know how to give.” With $10,000 in company funds, Badolato organized a “philanthropic advising pilot.” She chose 10 people who she assumed had made out in the deal and signed them up for four-hour sessions with Zachai and another philanthropic consultant. Dealer cofounder and chief operating officer Mike Lane, then 38, was among the participants in the pilot. As he began to consider his future philanthropy, he took some advice to heart: “Try to invest in one or two things where you can personally see that you’re working on something that has tangible results,” he recalled.

Lane soon joined the boards of the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies and Spectrum Youth & Family Services. At Spectrum, he spent hundreds of hours designing a program to help at-risk youth join the workforce. The idea was to establish a for-profit business within the Burlington nonprofit in order to employ and train Spectrum’s clients. The result, a Williston car-detailing shop called Detail Works, launched in 2017. “It’s really a killer success story,” gushed Lane, who is now 43 and no longer at Dealer. “We’re working … to teach them skills — not only how to detail a car, but also life skills, how to be employable.”

Chasing Donors Since 1986, the Middlebury-based Vermont Community Foundation has sought to encourage philanthropy within the state by advising donors, managing their charitable contributions and directing donations to vetted Vermont programs. But as Smith, VCF’s president and CEO, noted in a January 2017 letter to his board, national trends in philanthropy could change the way his organization does its job. He cited two particularly worrisome developments: the merger of two major online-fundraising organizations, GoFundMe and CrowdRise, and the

How a Fly-Fishing Museum Angled for a Tax Break — and Landed a Whopper BY K ATIE J IC K L ING

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interim director of property valuation and review. The change also allowed small nonprofits with property to survive, he added. Today, the American Museum of Fly Fishing shares a parking lot with Orvis’ flagship store. It’s outside downtown Manchester, by the Orvis fly rod factory and the company’s Fly Fishing School. The Orvis outlet store, which sells discounted items, is just down the road. KATIE JICKLING



harles Orvis founded his fly-fishing company in Manchester 162 years ago and quickly built its reputation as a high-quality outdoor outfitter. Today the Orvis Company remains a privately held business but has expanded to include an extensive online catalog and 69 retail stores and 10 outlets that also sell apparel and dog beds. Its products are still geared to a moneyed clientele; Orvis offers certain rods online for $898 — reel not included — and gets coverage from Forbes. Along the way, the growing company’s leaders helped start the American Museum of Fly Fishing. The discovery of fishing artifacts in the Manchester Orvis store’s attic prompted its founding in 1968. The collection remained in the store until the museum’s board bought a nearby building in 1983, and the town then assessed it for taxes. The museum sued, arguing that it was a tax-exempt nonprofit — setting off a legal battle that went all the way to the Vermont Supreme Court. The court’s 1989 ruling favored the museum over the town and set a new standard to determine which organizations are exempt from property taxes in Vermont. Prior to that, only entities that performed an “essential government function” got the break. After the decision, there was a multipart test: Organizations had to be open for public use, benefit society and operate as a nonprofit in order to avoid paying property taxes. “It was a major change in the way they treated taxexempt public property,” Montpelier attorney and historian Paul Gillies said of the state government. That enabled more Vermont nonprofits to get off the property tax rolls, shifting the burden to other taxpayers, said attorney Jim Knapp, Vermont’s former

American Museum of Fly Fishing

The nonprofit museum, which claims to display the world’s largest collection of angling paraphernalia, remains distinct from Orvis, said the museum’s executive director, Sarah Foster, adding that the notion the two are linked is a “terrible misconception.” Leigh Perkins, who served as Orvis’ CEO from 1965 until his retirement in 1992, was a founding museum board member and still serves on its board with his wife, Annie. The museum gallery, which features a history of the sport, rows of flies in glass cases, and the fly

rods owned by Babe Ruth and Dwight Eisenhower, is named for Leigh Perkins. The museum’s proximity to Orvis still gives some people the impression that it’s part of the for-profit entity, Gillies said. “In the crowd I run in … it’s shorthand for, ‘roll your eyes,’” Gillies said of the museum. “It’s just a little close.” Not so, said Rob Oden, vice president of the museum’s board. A former president of Kenyon and Carleton colleges, Oden has been fly-fishing since he was 5. He joined the board in 2011. “I don’t think I’ve heard Orvis mentioned at a board meeting,” Oden said. Oden said publication of the museum’s journal, the American Fly Fisher, is one way the museum serves the “public interest.” He added that it’s the best flyfishing publication he’s ever seen. In addition to putting out the journal, three fulltime and three part-time staff also hold workshops and run free weekly events for kids. In May, the museum celebrated its 50th anniversary with a fundraiser in New York City. According to its 2015 Internal Revenue Service Form 990, two benefit events and donations from its 42 board members helped cover the museum’s $735,000 annual budget. About 1,000 people from around the world pay between $50 and $1,000 a year for a membership. Museum admission is $5. The organization doesn’t pay property taxes on its 5.2 acres of land, which is home to the museum, an office building and a small cattail-fringed pond. The property is assessed at more than $1.1 million and, if not for the nonprofit status, would cost the organization about $21,500 a year in taxes. That’s a lot of rods and reels. 


BUZZ SCHMIDT Buzz Schmidt decided to spend the final phase of his career testing his philanthropic theories in Vermont. In 1994, the Guilford native founded the groundbreaking transparency organization known as GuideStar. By posting nonprofits’ annual Form 990 reports online for the first time, it enabled the general public to hold 501c3s accountable. Schmidt has developed strong views about what works and what doesn’t in philanthropy. Traditional private foundations, he believes, have become “moribund institutions” because they aren’t Buzz Schmidt accountable to customers, investors or regulators. “Perpetuity is a real wet blanket over creativity,” he said. “The fact that you don’t have to appeal to other people for money, forever, is a real impediment to institutional growth and progress.” At the Heron Foundation, an anti-poverty organization he chairs, Schmidt has experimented with a different approach. Instead of spending just the mandatory 5 percent of its assets on its mission, Heron invests 100 percent of it in nonprofits, for-profits and other entities that advance its goals. “If that means that, because of the risky investments we made, our capital declines and we go out of business, so be it,” he said. After returning to his hometown in 2013, Schmidt found himself tackling one of the toughest challenges of his career: saving Brattleboro’s iconic but dilapidated Retreat Farm. Established in 1837, it was for much of its existence an “asylum farm” for the neighboring Brattleboro Retreat mental hospital. But by 2014, when Schmidt first considered taking over the 500-acre property from the Windham Foundation, the farm had fallen on hard times. “I really fell in love with it and thought, Wow, this is an amazing community resource in a very nascent state,” he said. Schmidt envisioned converting the farmstead into a nonprofit economic development campus that could host agricultural, educational and commercial ventures. “I wanted to make a substantial contribution to the region,” Schmidt said. “And I wanted to also test a number of hypotheses I had about how enterprises contribute to regenerative capital in a community.” Schmidt, who took over the property with a new nonprofit in 2016, has a ways to go to restore the Retreat Farm and achieve his vision. But, so far, he said, the experience has left him optimistic about the future of philanthropy in Vermont. “I’m just really impressed by the potential we have to do things in policy and philanthropy and the combination of those here because of the size and because of the communication among players,” Schmidt said. “We don’t have that in other places.”

Terry Pomerleau’s first glimpse of charitable giving came when, as a kid, he attended his grandfather’s legendary Christmas party for underprivileged children. For 37 years, the family patriarch hosted the holiday gathering at a Burlington hotel, where low-income Vermonters enjoyed a meal, gifts, and the opportunity to meet Santa Claus, state politicians and the Pomerleau clan. “The days leading up to and following that event were the happiest my grandfather was,” he said. According to Terry’s uncle, Ernie Pomerleau, the Christmas parties will go on — as will the family’s philanthropy. “Dad’s been the face of it, but the company has been the driving force,” he said, referring to the family’s real estate firm. “It’s not going to change at all. Actually, it’ll get bigger. It’s something we feel committed to.”






Ernie and two siblings, Pat and Alice, now run the Antonio B. and Rita M. Pomerleau Foundation, to which the family patriarch donated in his will. “We’ve done some stuff with estate planning,” Ernie hinted, declining to provide more details. Meanwhile, Terry is contributing in his own way. In the basement of the humane society, he showed off a back room with washing machines and industrial sinks. “This is where the magic happens,” he said. “Everyone wants to walk the dogs, but everyone has to start with dishes.” As he climbed a set of stairs to the first floor, Terry recalled a conversation he’d had with his grandfather not long after joining the humane society and shortly before Tony died. “He was just like, ‘I’m so proud of you,’” Terry recalled. No doubt he’ll remember that blessing each and every time he rolls up his sleeves. m


adopted that same model and created a nonprofit spin-off called Fidelity Charitable. The latter would host donor-advised funds of its own and contract with its for-profit affiliate to manage the money. By 2015, Fidelity Charitable had became the largest nonprofit in America, knocking United Way out of the top spot. In the fiscal year ending in June 2017, it raised nearly $6.9 billion through its donor-advised funds, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. That fall, six of the top 10 nonprofits on the Chronicle’s “Philanthropy 400” list were affiliated with banks such as Goldman Sachs and the Charles Schwab Corporation. When Lockwood established a donor-advised fund 20 years ago, he went with Fidelity. Lockwood moved $100,000 worth of stock to the account and has been donating the returns to charity ever since.

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success big banks had found replicating the work long performed by community foundations. “Both had implications for the longterm trajectory of philanthropy nationally, internationally and, of course, in Vermont, too,” Smith recalled. “So the question became: How do we ... respond to the changing ways that people are pursuing philanthropy?” For those wealthy enough to donate tens of thousands of dollars to charity but not rich enough to establish their own family foundations, organizations such as VCF have long offered a midsize option called the “donor-advised fund.” Individuals can establish and donate to an account controlled by the Vermont Community Foundation, reap the tax benefits immediately and, later, recommend which local nonprofits should benefit from the investment. In 1991, the Boston-based financial services firm Fidelity Investments

“It’s like a mini-foundation,” he said. “It’s really a fantastic way to dabble in charity at a higher level than the average joe is probably used to.” Not everybody is happy about the rise of these bank-sponsored funds. Because they’re under the umbrella of massive nonprofits, such as Fidelity Charitable, it’s impossible to divine from tax filings who is putting what in such funds and to whom the money is eventually distributed. “Nonprofits find them frustrating because they’re so opaque,” said Parks, the Chronicle editor. And because account holders such as Lockwood receive their tax deduction at the moment they transfer money to such a fund — not when they later distribute it to a charity — there’s little incentive for the latter step to take place. In fact, Park said, because the Fidelity mother ship makes money investing Fidelity Charitable’s assets, it has “an incentive for that money to sit there.” Unlike traditional foundations, which are required by the IRS to spend 5 percent of their investment assets each year, donor-advised funds are not. According to Nabil Ashour, a spokesman for Fidelity Charitable, the organization has a policy “that keeps folks granting” to charities. Account holders get a nudge to do so after three years of inactivity, and their accounts get “swept” into a general pool of contributions if they lie dormant for six years. In an average year, Ashour said, 20 percent of Fidelity’s overall investment assets make their way to other charities. The rise of these funds threatens not only organizations such as the Vermont Community Foundation but Vermont nonprofits more generally. That’s because, unlike VCF, which advises its donors and encourages them to keep their charitable dollars in-state, Fidelity, as Ashour put it, is “a cause-neutral organization.” According to Smith, “The overwhelming majority of our grant-making occurs inside of Vermont.” Only about half of the money doled out by Fidelity account holders stays local, according to Ashour. “The difference is the underlying mission of the organizations that host the donor-advised funds,” Smith said. “You worry, to a certain degree, that we’re missing the opportunity to support the vitality of Vermont communities.”





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1967-2018, STARKSBORO

Eric Woodman Rozendaal left this world, his family and countless friends far too soon. He was vacationing in the Bahamas with his beloved wife, Keenann, and their adored son, Hans, when he collapsed and died after going on a morning run. Eric was 51 years old. Although a true Vermonter, Eric was born in Texas on April 26, 1967, while his father, Jan, was training for the Vermont Air National Guard. Perhaps it was fitting that Eric was born in Texas, as he was a big man with a Texas-size smile and laugh. Eric is the son of Jan and Nancy (Strakosch) Rozendaal. Tragically, Eric lost his mother when he was only 3 years old. During that difficult time, Eric was cared for by David and Paige Stackpole of Stowe, before his father married Mary Jane (Corley) Rozendaal. The new family initially lived at the Malletts Bay Club in Colchester, where Eric requested “a brother, a sister and to live in a wooden house.” Within three years, he had all three with the arrival of Steven and Kara and then the move to the

family home on Spear Street in South Burlington that remains the home of his parents and the constant gathering place for the Rozendaal family. Eric went through the South Burlington school system, where he was a member of state championship soccer, ski and golf teams and voted “best dressed” senior year. He then graduated with an associate’s degree from Champlain College. After Champlain, Eric headed west and attended the University of Utah, where he attained his bachelor’s degree despite spending most of his time on the ski slopes or at Sigma Alpha Epsilon parties. Upon graduation, Eric entered the Peace Corps and spent two years in Guatemala, where he learned what he called “farm Spanish” and was introduced to organic agriculture. He spent most of his service introducing organic methods to the heavily chemical dependent Guatemalan coffee farmers. This was a very rewarding, challenging and formative experience for Eric, and it was the time when his life path became clear to him. Despite claiming, “Dad, I’m never coming back east,” he did return to his roots and spent a year learning organic growing from the movement’s father, Eliot Coleman, on his farm in Maine. After, Eric returned to Burlington and became one of the earliest farmers at the Intervale. He was growing organic vegetables including, remarkably, artichokes, for which he was featured in the Burlington Free Press for his ingenuity and creativity. Eric truly was one of the forefathers of the farm-totable movement, starting

with family dinners on Spear Street. Eric met fellow farmer Julie Rubaud during his time at the Intervale, and the two became partners. They produced not only wonderful vegetables but also a wonderful daughter in Louissa Rozendaal — the light of Eric’s life. Eric and Julie purchased a 108-acre part of the former Cota farm in Starksboro from the Vermont Land Trust in 2001 and began their business growing organic plants and vegetables. The farm grew; however, Eric and Julie grew apart, and she left to establish her own business, Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg. In 2005, Eric met Keenann Kuiper, and his entire world changed. A man who boldly stated he did not believe in the institution of marriage was on his knee offering a ring to his love within months. Marrying Keenann was something Eric was very quick to say was the best thing that ever happened to him. Rockville Market Farm quickly became a serious force in the Burlington-area farm and food community. Their stand is a fixture at the Burlington Farmers Market, and Eric’s Eggs, Keen’s Greens and their delicious produce are found in many local markets, including Healthy Living Market & Café and City Market, Onion River Co-op, as well as in many local restaurants, such as his personal favorite, Penny Cluse Café, where he loved visiting with Maura and Charles. He also delivered to many institutional kitchens, notably the University of Vermont Medical Center, which he was very proud of, as he deeply believed in the healing powers of good food. Eric and Keenann welcomed Hans William Rozendaal into their lives in September of 2008. Eric loved golfing with his son at Cedar Knoll and spending time alone together while Keenann worked as

a registered nurse in the Cardiology Department of the University of Vermont Medical Center. Eric also loved the way Hans and his cousin Wyatt were “brother cousins” (a term he coined), and he adored the bond the two boys have. Eric’s spirit, joy for life, smile and heart are most evident in his beautiful daughter, Louissa. Eric and Louissa shared a special relationship, and Eric was so proud of her. He lived vicariously through “Kid Lou” as she experienced college at Western State Colorado University and as she spent a semester abroad in Vietnam. He visited her in Colorado to ski and hang out multiple times, and he treasured these visits.   This bare outline of Eric’s life does not begin to convey the force of his personality, his enthusiasm for life, and his love of food and drink and the companionship of his family and many friends. He was proud to be a farmer but described himself as an “agripreneur,” always eager to try something new and different. He was an early proponent of greenhouse growing and preserving his primary crop, butternut squash, to sell throughout the winter. At his market stand, he introduced his butternut squash and chocolate beet doughnuts, gorditas from the grill expertly cooked by his dear friend Pete Fortuna, and watermelon water. He ventured south to Brooklyn, N.Y. (“Dad, there’s 9 million people down there”) and established a successful stand at the huge food vendor center at Smorgasburg selling Vermont maple lemonade and his now-famous doughnuts. Of course, Eric soon had celebrity status in Brooklyn as he does in Vermont due to the unavoidable draw of his wonderful personality.  Eric always insisted on making his own deliveries

so he could meet and get to know the restaurant owners and buyers of his goods. As a result of this consistent personal contact and his bigger-than-life personality, he was widely known throughout the Burlington food community. To know Eric was to love him, and he had a special knack for making everyone feel as if they were one of his dearest friends. His family is grateful for the outpouring of condolences and love, and the sharing of all of the wonderful stories of how Eric touched their lives. Eric’s life was far too big for any one person to know how far-reaching his impact was, and these stories from near and far give us further love for, and insight into, Eric. The family would also like to express appreciation for the lovely piece written by Sally Pollak which can be found online in Seven Days. Eric is survived by his loving wife, Keenann; his adoring daughter, Louissa; and his sweet son, Hans; as well as his proud father, Jan, and mother, Mary Jane Rozendaal. Eric was extremely close to his sister Kara Hankes (husband Matt Hankes) and his brother Steven (wife Elise Rozendaal). Keenann’s two boys, Niles and Harry Fromm, were also like sons to Eric. Also missing their beloved uncle are Kara’s three children, Katherine, Lily and Wyatt Hankes; and Steven’s two children, Noa and J.P. Rozendaal. Like family to Eric was his wonderful farm crew; Walter and Marvin Pec Ticun of Guatemala; Tenzin Tsamchok of Tibet; John Sheehan, and neighbor Ralph Cota of Starksboro; as well as his canine loves, Scuba, Dani and Emmet. A celebration of Eric’s incredible life will take place at his beloved home at Rockville Market Farm (205 Cemetery Road, Starksboro, VT) on the 12th of August, 2018, at 1 p.m. 

Dorothy Carpenter

1926-2018, BURLINGTON A celebration of the life of Dorothy Frazer Carpenter will be held Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:30 p.m., at the College Street Congregational Church at 265 College Street in Burlington. A reception will follow at the Burlington Country Club at 568 South Prospect Street in Burlington. Dotsy died on June 15, 2018, at the VNA Respite House. She leaves behind her four children and their families: Sarah Carpenter and Torrey Barrows; Case and Judy Carpenter; Rink, Colleen, Sarah and Frazer Carpenter; and Sam, Sharon, Brian and Gwen Carpenter; as well as many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Please join us in remembering Dot. A complete obituary can be found at dorothy-carpenter.

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Sanders Campaign Has $7.6 Million in Cash

J. Brooks Buxton

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may only face a field of long-shot challengers in his bid for reelection, but he continues to raise money as if his political future depended on it. In Sanders’ latest Federal Election Commission filing, which covers April through June, his senatorial campaign fund, JOHN WALTERS political columnist “Friends of Bernie Sanders,” reported $1.43 million in donations and $749,000 in expenditures, lifting its cash-on-hand total to $7.58 million. The donations came entirely from individuals; he took no money from corporations or political action committees. Most of the expenditures were for Sanders’ extensive travel and public appearances and for staffing. His campaign has five paid employees, including longtime Sanders ally Jeff Weaver, whose twice-monthly salary is just under $8,000 — an annualized rate of roughly $190,000. Sanders will have little reason to draw on his overstuffed war chest. He remains extremely popular, and his declared challengers have little or no political experience. The Democratic primary includes Folasade Adeluola, an Indiana woman who claims a Shelburne motel as her Vermont residence; and Jon Svitavsky, an advocate for the homeless. The Republican side has four long-odds hopefuls: Burlington attorney Jasdeep Pannu; Manchester realtor Lawrence Zupan; Washington resident H. Brooke Paige; and perpetual presidential candidate Rocky de la Fuente, a resident of California. Independent candidate Brad Peacock, a Shaftsbury farmworker, rounds out the field.




Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) also carries a healthy bankroll into what’s almost certain to be an easy November victory. He raised $130,000 in the three-month reporting period, including $70,000 from individuals and $60,000 from political action committees. The percentage of individual gifts is substantially higher than usual for Welch; he normally raises the lion’s share of his money from PACs. Welch’s campaign committee spent $66,000 and also made two large transfers: $100,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and $10,000 to the Vermont Democratic Party. Expenditures outpaced receipts for the period, but Welch’s campaign still has $2.08 million in the bank. Like Sanders, Welch faces no established political figures in his bid for a seventh term in Congress. Declared candidates include Democrats Dan Freilich and Ben Mitchell, as well as Republicans Anya Tynio and Paige, a perennial candidate seeking multiple offices. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) doesn’t face the prospect of reelection until 2022, when he will be 82 years old; his campaign wasn’t terribly active and retains a healthy bottom line. The Leahy campaign collected $19,000 in donations, roughly half from individuals and half from PACs. Expenditures totaled $66,000, which — in the exclusive neighborhood of big-money politics — is essentially the cost of keeping the doors open and the lights on. Leahy paid more than $11,000 for staffing, $15,000 to a fundraising firm and $13,000 to Trilogy Interactive, a political strategy consultant. Leahy’s spending may have vastly exceeded his intake, but weep not for our senior senator. His campaign fund still has $1.68 million in cash on hand. Welch and Leahy also operate their own political action committees, known as “leadership PACs,” which can raise additional money from those who have contributed the maximum amount to the candidates’ reelection accounts. Their latest finance reports show relatively modest activity. 


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He Brooks Buxton was a sevby his niece, Lori Buxton is survived by his brother enth-generation Vermonter Myrick, with vistas of the Ronald and wife Milly of who grew up with his older Winooski River and the hills Jericho; sister Carlynn brothers, Freeman and beyond. Since his return Farr and husband Bill of Ronnie, and his younger to Vermont, he focused Burlington, Vt.; sister-in-law sister, Carlynn, in the old assiduously on assembling Pat Buxton of Bridgeport, millhouse at Chittenden an extensive collection W.V.; nieces Lori Buxton Mills on the Browns River of paintings depicting and husband Kip Myrick in the village of Jericho, the agricultural and built of Essex, Vt., Vicki Farr of where his father was once landscape of Vermont from Fairfax, Vt., and Jennifer employed with the E.W. the 18th to 20th century, Lohman and husband David Bailey Grain Company. as well as select pieces by of Terra Alta, W.V.; nephews An avid skier, Buxton was contemporary Vermont Ken Buxton of Falmouth, a member of the University artists. It is an invaluable Mass., and Bill Farr and of Vermont Alpine Ski Team record of the Vermont landwife Suzanne of Elmhurst, and graduated in 1956 scape and considered to be Ill.; three grandnieces; with a bachelor of arts the most extensive artistic three grandnephews; three degree. He then attended representation of Vermont’s great-grandnieces; and theCongressman University ofPeter Virginia pastoral heritage in ex- bankroll many cousins. Welch (D-Vt.) also carries a healthy intosurrounding what’s almost School to of be Law istence.He Inraised 2015, $130,000 Buxton in theHe is predeceased by his certain anbefore easy November victory. three-month reporting embarking on his career, from individuals generously bequeathed the political parents, Kenneth and Anita period, including $70,000 and $60,000 from action commitfirst in York andofthen to the University Buxton and tees. ThNew e percentage individualcollection gifts is substantially higher than usual of forJericho, Welch; he overseas.raises For more than Vermont’ Fleming brother Freeman Buxton of normally the lion’ s share ofofhis money sfrom PACs. four decades, he lived in Museum of Art.and also made two Clarksburg, Va. Welch’ s campaign committee spent $66,000 large transfers: Beirut, London, Riyadh, Buxton was an active A graveside $100,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and $10,000 tomemorial the Tripoli, Tunis and Dubai member outpaced of many boards will be held Vermont Democratic Party. Expenditures receipts for the period, buton Sunday, Welch’s July while working in finance during the last 15 years, 22, at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant campaign still has $2.08 million in the bank. andLike then, later, in the faces no established including the Vermont Cemetery in Jericho. 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Sanders Campaign Has $7.6 Million in Cash


A Series of Ceres: Vermont’s Statehouse Goddess Takes Shape B Y S A D I E W I LLI A M S


ucked away in a battered, graying building in Barre, the newest version of Vermont’s most prominent monumental sculpture is taking shape. The clay model of Ceres — the Roman goddess of agriculture — currently resides in the BARRE SCULPTURE STUDIOS. This fall, a larger version will be installed on the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier. Granite sculptor JERRY WILLIAMS created the clay model. He is half of the team that won the bid to remake the iconic goddess, a version of which has topped the golden dome since 1858. Later this summer, Calais artist CHRIS MILLER will use Williams’ model to create a 14-foot Honduran mahogany sculpture. It will replace the previous Ceres, which was removed during a renovation and regilding of the Statehouse dome that started in April. Williams’ and Miller’s Ceres will be the third for the Statehouse; the last two succumbed to rot after 80-year shifts standing watch over Vermont’s capital city. The pair was one of five teams that responded to the state’s request for proposals. They bid $131,300, compared with the highest bid of $292,480, according to CHRISTOPHER COLE, commissioner of the Department of Buildings and General Services. The original figure for the dome, called “Agriculture,” was the work of Larkin Goldsmith Mead (1835-1910), born in Chesterfield, N.H., and raised in Brattleboro. Williams believes that first Ceres was made of some variety of pine; it was taken down in 1938 owing to heavy decay. Mead’s rendition of the goddess was neoclassical in style. The influence of Roman and Greek sculptural traditions was evident in the draped chiton (a dress-like piece of fabric), lifelike posturing and strong brow and nose. The second statue, dedicated in 1938, was less elegant. Vermont’s then-sergeant-at-arms, Dwight Dwinnell, created “Ceres II”; apparently, by then, Mead’s work had been nicknamed “Ceres.” Vermont State Curator DAVID SCHÜTZ calls Dwinnell’s rendition folk art. “He did his best in the midst of the Depression as a lifelong whittler and woodworker at 83 years old,” Schütz says. Williams regards Dwinnell’s version with something approaching amusement. At his studio, he produces a black-and-white photograph of Dwinnell seated beside the head of “Ceres II” and the decomposing head of “Agriculture.” Dwinnell’s goddess looks choppy and rustic compared with what was left of its graceful predecessor. “I said we should title this picture ‘Nailed It,’” Williams jokes. Dwinnell’s sculpture was less poised than Mead’s, but it represented Vermont’s do-it-yourself sensibility. The rustic Ceres is currently drying out in a warehouse,

Schütz says. He hopes to put her on display in the VERMONT HISTORY MUSEUM this fall so Vermonters can admire her weather-worn physiognomy up close. At the request of the state, Williams based his model primarily on Mead’s version of the goddess — and it was no easy feat. “There’s not a lot of work we could look at,” he explains. Images of Mead’s sculpture were grainy and hard to decipher, and the artist’s sketches often didn’t match up with the photos. In one drawing, Ceres appears with short sleeves; in a photograph, her arms are bare. So, for inspiration, Williams also looked to other 19th-century sculptors doing neoclassical work. Rather than remake Ceres, he reimagined her. Williams used the same style of chiton worn by the original sculpture. To get the effect of draped cloth, he first sculpted a nude figure and then clad her in ribbed jersey fabric. Having taken pictures of this outfit for reference, he proceeded to add the dress in clay. Williams used the same procedure for Ceres’ shawl. Since it was supposed to be slightly heavier, he used a silver lamé fabric to get the right effect. Schütz and TRICIA HARPER of the Department of Buildings and General Services provided feedback throughout the model’s creation. “This is not a scientific process,” Schütz says. “This is the art of knowing classical sculpture as Larkin Mead studied it and is something Jerry is familiar with.” Most of their notes on Williams’ first attempt were about Ceres’ face. “I felt his original model was a little too pretty — it needed to be a stronger visage,” Schütz says. “I told him to look at the face of the Statue of Liberty, because that face is what I see in the old photographs of Larkin Mead’s [sculpture’s] face.” The result: “She’s less pretty and a very authoritative model of a strong woman who is representing agriculture,” Schütz says. “Less pretty” perhaps refers to Ceres’ strong brow and aquiline nose, but these qualities certainly don’t detract from her beauty. Next, Miller will re-create Williams’ Ceres in wood. Schütz says he’ll likely start in “early to mid-August,” using a computer-controlled router to cut away waste wood, then hand carve the rest. The public can observe Miller’s work at the VERMONT GRANITE MUSEUM in Barre. This fall, visitors to the capital will be able to see the new Ceres — through binoculars — on the Statehouse. m


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Pride and Joy: The Chandler Presents Its Eighth Annual Summer Pride Theater Festival B Y PAMEL A PO LSTO N



Aunt Jack: Clockwise from top left: Joshua Huffman, Tristan Goding, Nimue Washburn, Susan Loyn and Jeff Tolbert Bright Half Light: Carly Bennet (left) and Fabienne Nadeau



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INFO 2018 Vermont Pride Theater Summer Festival: Aunt Jack by S.P. Monahan, directed by Gene Heinrich, Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 28; A Perfect Fit by Lia Romeo, directed by Cher Laston, Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 29; Bright Half Life, by Tanya Barfield, directed by Kim Ward, Sunday, July 22, and Friday, July 27. All shows 7:30 p.m. and followed by a talkback and reception. $15-20 in advance; $17-22 at the door; $50 for threeplay pass. Screening of Jonathan Demme’s Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m. Donations accepted for Vermont CARES and the HIV/HCV Resource Center. Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph. Gabriel Quirk’s “Articles of Transformation,” on view through July 30 in the Chandler Gallery.


after reading an article about women who come out late in life. Director CHER LASTON is taking her sixth turn with the festival on A Perfect Fit. The final play, Bright Half Life by Tanya Barfield, follows the lives of two women, Vicky and Erica, over decades. When the play premiered in 2015, the New York Times wrote, “Bright Half Life shows the volatility in a long-term partnership, the joy and desolation, the hurt and help — all intermingled, all at once.” Vermont director KIM WARD adds, “What was most striking about this play, when I discovered it, was that it could be the story of any couple, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, and every actor who read for the part said the same thing.”



A Perfect Fit: From left: Andra Kisler, Marissa Mattogno and Leah Romano


the national conversation — and the fray of politics. But that doesn’t mean a play about “the gays” has to be serious. Consider S.P. Monahan’s Aunt Jack. A twentysomething actor and playwright in New York, Monahan has crafted a script that touches on current issues but at heart is about family. In it, a prominent gay activist has died and his gay son introduces an unexpected new lover. And it’s funnier than it sounds. Director GENE HEINRICH — a staple of Vermont’s theater scene — writes, “When I read the laughout-loud script, I knew I had to direct this play. It has everything: gays, lesbians, bisexuals and drag performers!” And yet, he adds, “some pretty surprising things happen during the show.” Monahan will come north to witness the staging of Aunt Jack. Hoboken, N.J., playwright WARD Lia Romeo is coming up, too, for the premiere of her play A Perfect Fit. Her story explores the first lesbian relationship of college sophomore Nicole, which in turn gets her mother to wondering about her marriage and the assumptions she’s made. According to the Chandler, Romeo was inspired to write the play


hen the Summer Pride Festival first launched at the CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS in 2011, a typical reaction was: “Wait, what? A pride festival in Randolph?” The response of one local resident was worse: Outraged, he pulled his program sponsorship. LGBTQ content might not be for everyone, but the community at large has been supportive, and the Chandler has soldiered on. Beginning next week, the arts center will present its eighth annual festival with three plays focused on the LGBTQ experience, each staged twice over two weeks. In addition, the Chandler is hosting a 25th-anniversary screening of Jonathan Demme’s Oscar winner Philadelphia and an art exhibit featuring a collection of masks, costumes, puppets and more from Vermont performer GABRIEL QUIRK. It’s self-evident that the KIM path to acceptance, and to legal rights, has been long and difficult for LGBTQ communities. Euphoria over the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015 was deflated by the presidential election in 2016, to name just two relatively recent events. Meantime, questions about the meaning of gender itself have entered


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doubts about the viability of Jacobs’ ownership claim. Montpelier city attorney Paul Giuliani explained the claim’s origins in a 2011 interview with Seven Days. According to Giuliani, Jacobs and his lawyer had researched the title on the old Capital Savings Bank and Trust Company building, at the corner of State and Elm streets, and concluded that it included an appurtenance, or incidental legal right, to build a patio, deck or walkway over the river, as part of the building that already extended over the water. “It was kind of an intriguing thought at the time,” Giuliani noted in 2011, “but it never went anywhere, and nothing ever came of it.” Indeed, though Jacobs’ idea may seem far-fetched, it’s not entirely without precedent. Many other cities in the United States, including Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and Savannah, Ga., have invested in similar riverfront developments. Notably, San Antonio created its now-famous River Walk, or Paseo del Rio. The network of

pedestrian walkways, restaurants, bars, shops and art installations, all below street level, winds along the banks of the San Antonio River. According to a 2014 study by the City of San Antonio, that project attracts more than 9 million tourists annually and generates more than $3 billion in economic activity. It’s unknown what Jacobs envisioned for “his” airspace — or whether those rights are still for sale. Repeated phone calls to and messages left for his son, Jesse, who now runs Montpelier Property Management, went unanswered as of press time. However, Michael Miller, planning director for the City of Montpelier, suggested that in light of recent flooding events, especially Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, he’s skeptical that a developer could secure all the permits needed to build anything in a state-designated floodway. As Miller pointed out, any such structure would need to be cantilevered off adjacent buildings and stand at least two feet higher than the base flood elevation, putting it at least as high

as State Street itself. In the days after Irene, floodwaters lapped at the brim of the Rialto Bridge, which had previously survived the Great Flood of 1927. Depending upon the scope of the project, Miller said, a developer might also need to secure permits from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “There’s a lot of legal gray area. We’re not sure what we’d do,” he concluded. “We’d probably wait for an application to come in and then let the lawyers pick through it.” No one has approached the city with a proposal for that airspace for more than a decade. So the sign remains. “It’s kind of like the Brooklyn Bridge,” Miller added. “How many times can you sell it?” m Contact:

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s “for sale” signs go, this one is bizarre but dead serious. If you stand on the north side of the Rialto Bridge, on State Street in downtown Montpelier, the advertisement is visible on the red brick building adjacent to the North Branch of the Winooski River. It reads: “Rights to build a deck across this river, the width of this building, to the other side.” WTF? Can a private citizen actually own the rights to the airspace above a public waterway? And if so, how would one legally secure those rights? Many longtime Montpelier residents wouldn’t even need to call the phone number listed on the sign to know who posted it: landlord and real estate magnate Jeff Jacobs, founder of Montpelier Property Management. At one time, Jacobs was — and perhaps still is — one of the largest private landowners in the capital city, holding title to more than a dozen historic properties in downtown alone, including the two that flank the North Branch at State Street. Jacobs was a controversial figure in Montpelier’s real estate community, before he retired several years ago and moved to Florida. In 1996, he became embroiled in a bitter legal battle with the city after he filed a permit application to put a McDonald’s restaurant in his building at 43-45 State Street, which is now home to Capitol Grounds Café. When the city rejected Jacobs’ application due to concerns about traffic and insufficient parking — the proposal also included plans to install a three-story fryer vent on the exterior of the historic building — he appealed to the Vermont Supreme Court and filed an $8 million lawsuit against the city. Neither the appeal nor the lawsuit was successful, and Montpelier retains its distinction as the only state capital in the country without a Mickey D. Whether Jacobs actually owns that airspace, and thus could sell or lease it to an interested party, is still an unresolved legal question. According to a story in the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, in May 2006, after Jacobs twice applied to build a 3,700-square-foot deck across the river, he offered to sell or lease those development rights to the city itself for $495,000. The city council ultimately rejected his offer, and city manager Bill Fraser expressed

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Suicides among Bhutanese refugees raise concerns of local health and social services providers B Y KYMELYA SAR I




n the morning of April 10, Indra Mainali was running errands in preparation for his daughter’s birthday party when he received a frantic phone call from his wife. Indra’s father, Hari, had called her and said, “If you want to see me for the last time, come to Ethan Allen Homestead.” Indra rushed home and contacted Rita Neopaney, a Bhutanese case manager at the Association of Africans Living in Vermont, who alerted the police. When Indra arrived at the Burlington landmark, where Hari had established a garden plot the previous summer, an officer told him his father was dead. Asked how it happened, the officer replied, according to Indra, “He used a rope. We will know more after the postmortem.” Three months later, Hari’s family still doesn’t know many of the circumstances surrounding his death. The state’s chief medical examiner ruled it a suicide by hanging. “He had a job. He had a car. Why did he do that?” wondered his daughter, Ruk. She and her family moved to Vermont from a refugee camp in Nepal in 2013. Her brothers and parents arrived three years later. Ruk was helping her sister-in-law prepare food for the party when her father called. Both women pleaded with him to come home. “‘I will keep you for your whole life,’” Ruk said she told him. “But he didn’t listen to us.” Bhutanese refugees resettled in the U.S. are twice as likely to die by suicide as members of the general population, according to a report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012. That report covered 16 deaths reported in 10 states between 2009 and 2012, none of which were in Vermont. But the local landscape has since changed. Hari, 52, was the second local Bhutanese refugee to die by suicide this year, according to members of that community, which numbers about 2,500. Out of respect for the family’s privacy, Seven Days is not naming the other suicide. Data from the Vermont Department of Health show two additional suicide cases involving Bhutan-born individuals, one in 2012 and one in 2016. “It’s just sobering that this is

happening after people put in so much effort to get here,” said Martha Friedman, the refugee health and health equity coordinator at the health department. Health providers and social support agencies that work with Bhutanese refugees are concerned about “what seems to be a growing trend,” said Friedman. “This is something all of us have a responsibility to be working on.” The U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement prompted the CDC to investigate suicides among ethnic-Nepali Bhutanese refugees after finding that, from 2009 to 2012, their estimated age-adjusted suicide rate was 24.4 per

100,000 people, nearly twice the rate in the general U.S. population. The CDC’s study pinpointed various possible motivations for the suicidal acts, including integration difficulties, family separation, lack of resettlement services and social support, and disappointment with career prospects. All of the suicides studied occurred within a year of arrival in the U.S., and only one of the deceased had ever talked with others about committing suicide. By all accounts, Hari seemed to have adjusted to his new environment. He worked at a meat processing company, had a garden plot at the Ethan

Allen Homestead in summer 2017 and spent his leisure time fishing. Still, he knew little English and lamented that he needed an interpreter for all of his appointments. “I don’t know how he [felt] inside,” said his son Indra, “but outside … he [looked] good.” The Bhutan News Service, an independent agency operated by Bhutanese refugee journalists, kept suicide data for one year after the CDC study ended, then began publishing articles on suicide prevention. In 2015, the website ceased reporting on the topic. Its leadership feared that continual coverage might trigger copycat acts and normalize suicide, explained BNS cofounder TP Mishra, who’s based in Charlotte, N.C., in an email. While the stats may startle some observers, suicide isn’t a new issue for the Bhutanese refugee population. “There was a high suicide rate in the camps,” pointed out Rochelle Frounfelker, a social epidemiologist working in global mental health. The postdoctoral fellow in McGill University’s social and transcultural psychiatry division is overseeing a research project at Harvard University on the mental health of older Bhutanese refugees in greater Springfield, Mass. Refugees in general are at an elevated risk for developing psychological problems for reasons such as their exposure to trauma and the conditions they encounter in their third-country resettlement, said Frounfelker. But suicide is “pretty unique” to the Bhutanese, she continued; no body of literature exists on the issue regarding other refugees such as the Bosnians, Vietnamese or Cambodians. “The reason that it became on the radar of the CDC is the frequency with which it was happening for that size of the population,” she said. Bhutanese of Nepali descent, also known as Lhotshampas, were stripped of citizenship and expelled from Bhutan in the early 1990s; some experienced torture at the hands of government forces. The Lhotshampas fled to eastern Nepal, where they lived in squalid refugee camps for about 20 years. Resettlement to third countries began in 2008. All refugees undergo an overseas

Gautam, a former Bhutanese refugee himself, explained that people generally relied on medicinal herbs or sought spiritual comfort by singing religious devotional songs. Individuals who have psychosis, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are more easily identified and ostracized, but anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorders are not perceived to be a “big deal” in the Bhutanese community, Gautam said. Family members either don’t recognize suicidal behavior or are too preoccupied with their own daily problems to intervene, he added. Barriers to accessing care, such as low health literacy and language and transportation problems, exacerbate the situation.

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Education is key, said the Harvard pair and Neopaney. Bhutanese households have their own natural support system, which is based on their collectivist culture, added Gautam, “[but] here everyone is busy, and those natural support systems are not available.” Mental health training or first aid sessions might help families recognize warning signs and intervene, he added. Frounfelker said educating the community about mental health could make people more receptive to seeking help. Mental health and social services providers can coordinate with the community’s natural support systems to decrease risks overall, she suggested. Mental health professionals need to do a better job of assessing risks, said Jonah Meyerhoff, a PhD candidate at UVM who is studying suicide prevention in underrepresented populations. Screening tools for suicide are inadequate in general, he continued, with


health assessment before resettlement, said Amila Merdzanovic, director of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. But individuals are unlikely to disclose any medical conditions, especially those related to mental health, because they fear their departure might be delayed, she added. If properly trained to do assessments, her staff could help bridge that gap in mental health services, suggested Merdzanovic, who was part of a mental health and social adjustment program for refugees in the late 1990s. Case managers already spend considerable time with newcomers and have helped clients receive early intervention, she noted. While refugees endure significant distress prior to resettlement, migration to the U.S. brings additional stressors caused by factors such as the language barrier, loss of social networks and declining social status. In some families, post-migration challenges have led to domestic violence and substance abuse, noted AALV’s Neopaney. She said she’s referred several clients to mental health providers for services. Compounding these challenges is the pressure that newcomers face to achieve economic and social self-sufficiency within a few months of arriving in the U.S. But even economic stability doesn’t preclude suicidal behavior, as Hari Mainali’s death indicates. Connecting Cultures is a University of Vermont-affiliated clinic that provides mental health services to refugees, asylum seekers and other New Americans, both newcomers and those who’ve been in Vermont for decades, said director Karen Fondacaro. When the clinic was established in 2007, staffers spent two years doing outreach work in refugee communities. “They got to know us as people first,” said Fondacaro, “because it can seem very foreign for someone to come into a Western treatment environment.” Her staff modifies assessments and treatments based on a client’s culture and spirituality, she added. Stigma around mental illness exists in all societies, and sufferers can have a hard time reaching out. This is especially true in the Bhutanese community, where the concept of mental health is “completely new,” said Bhuwan Gautam, a community research specialist who’s part of Frounfelker’s research team. The understanding of health is generally limited to one’s physical well-being, he said. Most Lhotshampas never had access to primary care in Bhutan, and the refugee camps have limited medical care.

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Why standup comedian Richard Bowen writes every day B Y JOR D AN A D AMS




tandup comedy and skateboarding may seem like completely different pursuits. But they have at least one thing in common: You can’t get good at either without falling flat on your ass a bajillion times. South Burlington-based standup comic and avid skater Richard Bowen knows this well. With slightly unruly brown hair, thick-rimmed glasses and blue eyes, he resembles an adult Harry Potter. But Bowen fights depression, not Dementors, and spits jokes rather than spells. Patches of road rash in various states of healing mark the lanky 32-year-old’s body. After nearly 20 years of skating, he still falls. But that doesn’t keep Bowen from carving half-pipes whenever he gets the chance. The pastime eventually led him to construct and design skate parks all over the East Coast, including several in Vermont. “There was a time when I wanted to do that full time, but I’m kind of too crazy,” Bowen says, sitting on his front stoop. He adds that he’ll “always advocate for public skate parks” and hopes to continue creating them. Unlike the smattering of purple scabs on Bowen’s right arm, the scars he has earned relentlessly pursuing standup comedy aren’t visible. But his 70-some journals indicate how prolific he is; each is crammed to the margins with classic setup/punch-line jokes and one-liners. Presumably, many elicit crickets over chuckles. Since early 2014, Bowen has spent nearly every waking hour focused on writing jokes and performing sets whenever he can. Skating has always helped him channel his physical energy and stave off his lifelong struggle with depression. But when the comedian vowed to write jokes every day, he found his life’s calling. “I just want to tell jokes full time as soon as possible,” Bowen says. “I think that’s how I can best serve the world.” Bowen is well known to local comics and travels the country extensively on self-booked tours. Between scheduled gigs at clubs and open mics, he’ll strap a small PA system on his shoulders and tell jokes literally wherever he can.

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He’ll approach strangers waiting in line, wander into businesses and crash karaoke nights. His favorite spontaneous set, Bowen relates, was in Roswell, N.M., when he insinuated himself into a 4-year-old’s birthday party by a UFOshaped play structure at a McDonald’s. “He’s the hardest-working comedian I know — at any level,” says Vermont Comedy Club co-owner Natalie Miller. Born in Sumter, S.C., Bowen grew up in North Pole, Alaska, and spent part of his high school years in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Between his parents’ careers in the military and their eventual divorce, he moved around a lot. In 2008, Bowen graduated from Johnson State College with a degree in studio art. He had little interest in pursuing a

career as a visual artist — though the fact that he’s color blind wasn’t a factor, he says. For a spell, Bowen worked at Johnson’s Vermont Studio Center doing mostly housekeeping and handyman work. “It was really frustrating to be surrounded by such intensely creative people,” he recalls. “I would see people that would make these amazing things. I always felt like I had that capacity, but I could never find an avenue.” Bowen spent much of his twenties working odd jobs — dishwashing, housekeeping, construction and eventually building skate parks. Meantime, he came to grips with his worsening depression. The University of Vermont Medical Center’s Seneca Center,  a rigorous outpatient psychiatric program,  provided Bowen with the structure and tools he needed to cope with the disorder. “I struggle with it every single day,” he says. “I don’t want to hide it. It’s easier to deal with it when I don’t.”

Aside from a one-off set during a 2010 comedy competition at Higher Ground, Bowen’s first foray into comedy was a late 2013 drop-in improv jam at Spark Arts. That was the performing arts studio that Miller and her partner, Nathan Hartswick, ran before opening Vermont Comedy Club in 2015. Reeling from a 2014 New Year’s Day breakup, Bowen hit his first standup open mic a week later at Nectar’s in Burlington. During that year — a particularly hard one for him — he performed standup 29 times, he recalls. “I was like, If I can do standup when I feel this bad, and it goes that well, I need to go all-in on this,” Bowen says. He always carries a notebook and pen. Scrawled across the cover of his very first notebook are the words “Don’t be lazy.” Bowen attributes the phrase to a primary influence, the late comedian Mitch Hedberg, who advised, “Write down anything funny that comes into your head. Don’t be lazy.”

Bowen’s journals are filled with wordplay and pun-inspired jokes. The best ones wind up in his sets and his handwritten zine, Rich Jokes. He distributes the latter wherever he performs, and the first 12 issues are available as a box set. Here’s a typical Bowen one-liner: “Whenever I see a sign on a restroom door that says ‘Customers only,’ I feel so bad for the employees.” A pun-based zinger: “A collapsed shaft is a miner inconvenience.” He’s sometimes observational: “Every printer is a 3D printer.” And he occasionally drops an utter head-scratcher: “I think every time a spider dies, an octopus is born.”

Last month, Bowen was named Laffy Taffy’s Chief Laugh Officer — the exact duties of which he says are unclear. (Representatives from the Nestlé-owned company could not be reached for comment.) The stretchy confection is known for the corny jokes printed on its labels; last spring, the brand launched a nationwide search for someone to “help bring in a whole new wave of funny.” After submitting a few jokes and a video clip —  which had to be in the setup/punch-line style as well as squeaky clean — Bowen was selected as one of three finalists to win an allexpenses-paid trip to Los Angeles. He and the others performed for a few


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minutes each during a night of standup at the Laugh Factory. Victorious, he came home with $10,000. It’s no surprise to Miller that Bowen would thrive under the contest’s constraints. “Standup has gone so much toward personal anecdotes,” she says. “[But] Richard is a joke writer.” Later this year, Bowen will travel across the country, hitting all of the states where he hasn’t yet performed — including Alaska, where he grew up. “With social media, I know that a lot of people think I’m just out there skating and doing standup,” he says. “People always think I’m making a living at it, but I’m not.” It won’t be a surprise if, one day in the near future, he will. m

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“He’s really good at bridging any sort of gap for audiences who are not your typical comedy audience,” notes comedian Annie Russell by phone. The Vermont expat, who now lives in Chicago, started her comedy career around the same time as did Bowen. Another oddity is his unconventional delivery. Dry and shy, Bowen softly chuckles along with the audience — but not in an unprofessional way. “There’s a certain type of comedian that’s smiling and laughing onstage because they’re delighted to share this thing that they think is really funny,” says Hartswick. “It’s a very joyous, conspiratorial thing.” Watching Bowen onstage or reading his zines reveals that his comedy is largely clean. Though raunch and profanity reign supreme in the comedy scene, this comedian avoids hypersexual, scatological and dark humor, for the most part.

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Theater review: Twelfth Night, Lost Nation Theater BY AL EX BR OWN






ince William Shakespeare’s texts are now drenched in footnotes and study guides, it might seem his plays need to be explained. Not so. They need to be performed. Lost Nation Theater’s production of Twelfth Night proves that insightful acting and inventive staging let Shakespeare’s words intoxicate the audience. Director Amanda Rafuse ditches the pantaloons for contemporary summertime wear and animates characters with comic action. A top-notch cast makes it funny by making the language exquisitely human. Shakespeare puts the plot in motion by telling about a shipwreck. Rafuse shows it, launching the show at sea. Her storm is fine spectacle, complete with perilous winds and sailors high up the mast. The gale carries Sebastian overboard as his twin sister Viola watches in horror. She has to fend for herself when she comes ashore and disguises herself as a man to make her way in a new land. In this staging, Shakespeare’s typically indeterminate landscape becomes a seaside, acting as a town as well as the beachfront for the estates of both Duke Orsino and Countess Olivia. Swimming cabanas and a charming gazebo, all brightly painted to suggest the exuberance of shore life, are just the place for comic characters to cope with their allconsuming romantic problems. By combining gender disguise, separated twins and a love triangle, Shakespeare doesn’t stint on comic ingredients. Orsino, a bit in love with being

in love, has fastened his attentions on Olivia. She’s mourning the death of her brother and ignoring suitors, preferring to let her steward Malvolia and servant Maria set up her beach chair so she can be entertained by her flippant fool, Feste.

Rafuse is bold but sensitive to the play’s overall effect. She finds physical ways of augmenting the story, tucking in laughs along the way. To add a little crackle of tension around Viola’s disguise, Rafuse sets a scene with Orsino


SHAKESPEARE’S WORDS INTOXICATE THE AUDIENCE. In trousers and cap, Viola calls herself Cesario and soon becomes Orsino’s favorite courtier. And she quickly has a secret much bigger than her disguise: She falls in love with Orsino. It will have to remain a secret, because Orsino dispatches “Cesario” to woo Olivia on his behalf. Viola undertakes the task, and Cesario’s impromptu speech is better poetry than Orsino’s labored verses. Naturally, Olivia becomes smitten with Cesario. Now Shakespeare has got his characters supremely mismatched for the heterosexual pairings that constitute a proper Elizabethan ending. Let the unscrambling begin. The performers make the story clear by losing themselves in the fun of it. With eight actors doubling to fill out 15 roles, the script has been gently abridged and some roles consolidated. The final scene arguably runs better without the need to put everyone onstage for a long denouement, and the liberties taken do more to energize the plot than deplete the language.

coming back from a swim and shrugging off his trunks underneath a towel, right beside Viola. It’s just daring enough to add a spark to his mistaken gender assumptions. Does every idea work? This reviewer would question a couple, but the joy of watching them tried is exhilarating. Above all, the actors engage so fully that Shakespeare’s text lights little fires in them, and the audience can’t help but feel the glow. Rafuse keeps the action rollicking forward but doesn’t let scenes fly by too quickly for viewers to register the humor. As Viola, Courtney Wood is a lively bundle of curiosity, ready to study the world while hiding in her man’s disguise. Challenged to a duel, she is hilariously creative at responding with nothing but fear. Christopher Scheer steeps Orsino in romantic posturing and makes his vanity an airtight worldview. Donning a golf visor, he also plays the hanger-on Fabian, fitting him out with an accent of Valley Girl vacuity.

As Olivia, Laura Michele Erle is coy and self-absorbed, so comfortable in sunglasses that we know she’s secretly aching to be seen. Her craving for attention comes to life when Cesario appears, and Erle hits just the right note of doeshe-like-me desperation. Kate Kenney plays the feisty servant Maria with devilish giddiness. She’s positively infectious. As the sailor Antonio, she’s a pint-size powerhouse who rescues Sebastian and becomes his fierce defender on shore. Damian Leverett has evident fun as Feste, letting the clown so impress himself with his wordplay that he can’t resist a finger snap to punctuate it. Leverett is the quintessential fool, smarter than everyone around him and taking sole possession of the last laugh. Leverett also plays Sebastian, and when his eyes meet Olivia’s, it really does look like love at first sight. As Malvolia, Molly Walsh is wonderfully strict and pompous. Rafuse casts a woman in the role, and though the consequences really aren’t played for good effect, Walsh makes the character clutch dignity tightly and then surrender it utterly when tricked to believe Olivia loves her. Nick Wheeler, as Olivia’s uncle Sir Toby Belch, and Bob Nuner, as his friend Sir Andrew Aguecheek, both explore the outer reaches of dissipation. Wheeler conveys Sir Toby’s unceasing need for revelry with hearty quests for drink that can only end in collapse. Nuner shows Sir Andrew nursing an aching knee after trying to equal his friend in cavorting. The play’s enchanting mood owes much to the colorful scenic design by Ellen E. Jones, fun costumes by Charis Churchill and bold lighting design by James McNamara. This antic production of Twelfth Night is pure entertainment, another exhibit in the ongoing proof of human folly. Yet there’s no contempt for the characters’ misplaced passions. Though Shakespeare’s text includes moments of melancholy and loss to contrast with the frivolity, Rafuse keeps it light from start to finish. And when these characters literally fall down, as they often do, it’s because they’ve been floating too long on dizzy notions of love. m Contact:

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s food goes, poké isn’t a natural fit for a state without a seacoast. With origins in Hawaii, the dish traditionally features raw fish that is sliced — poké (pronounced “pokay”) means “to cut or slice” in Hawaiian — and prepared simply. It could be served with chopped scallions and sweet onions, or seasoned with sesame oil and sesame seeds. In recent years, poké has expanded in territory and ingredients to become a certifiable food trend. A recent Instagram search for #pokebowl turned up more than 381,000 posts. From places as far-flung as Munich, Atlanta, Montréal, Minneapolis and Raleigh, N.C., the images depict raw fish and much more: tomatoes, radishes, beets, cucumbers, avocados, mangoes, quinoa, eggs and greens. Now the list of landlocked poké purveyors includes Vermont, where husband and wife Neil and Perry Farr opened the Scale Poké Bar in Williston last March. Since then, the Scale has sold 8,000 poké bowls, according to Perry. The Farrs believe theirs is the only dedicated poké restaurant in the state, though other restaurants offer poké bowls on their menus. “I think the popularity of poké is because it’s easy to eat, it’s easy to understand, and it’s not overly exotic or foreign,” said Waldy Malouf, senior director of food and beverage operations at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. He noted that poké became a “huge trend” across the country about three years ago. “It’s another way of consuming what we think of as healthy food,” Malouf said. The Scale offers poké bowls featuring two kinds of raw fish: salmon and tuna. Bowls and build-your-own meals can also be made fishless with proteins such as beef, chicken and tofu — all locally sourced, according to the Farrs. The choice of protein rests on a bed of rice (white or brown), salad greens or


zucchini noodles, known as “zoodles.” Add-on options include edamame beans, pineapple chunks, crispy onions, Asian slaw, beets and seaweed salad. A selection of five housemade sauces, from sesame shoyu to pineapple teriyaki, adds flavor. Regular bowls cost $12.95; large bowls (which would probably serve two), $15.95. The breakfast menu offers bowls of a different sort — frozen acai purée with a variety of toppings. “We’re food for people who are looking for healthier options and fresh options,” said Perry, 30. She calls poké “sushi on steroids.” The Scale offers signature bowls “for guidance,” she continued. “With a newer food style, it’s easier to offer a framework.” More experienced poké eaters are free to mix and match, because “it’s entirely customizable: You can get what you want, like an ice cream shop.” The wild salmon is probably the biggest treat on the menu. Caught from a 31-foot fishing boat in southeast Alaska, it’s not “locally sourced” so much as sourced by a local. Fisherman Lynn Steyaart lives in North Duxbury when he’s not fishing out of Petersburg, Alaska. For half the year he trolls for king and coho salmon from his boat, the Honeywilya. Steyaart runs Honeywilya Fish with his wife, Maria Steyaart, a year-round Vermonter who works for the state Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. He catches each salmon individually by line (not net), cleans it, packs it in ice and stores it in the boat’s fish hold, Maria explained. At port in Petersburg, the fish is fileted and flash-frozen — which locks in flavor and freshness — before being transported by airplane to Boston, where Maria picks it up. With the exception of occasional sales to Blackback Pub in Waterbury, the Scale is the only restaurant Honeywilya supplies; the Farrs buy about 80 pounds GIVING VERMONT A POKÉ

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The FRIENDLY TOAST, equipped with retro furnishings and a friendly staff, opened Monday morning at 86 St. Paul Street in Burlington. At the site of the former Bluebird Tavern, it’s the fifth branch of a New England chain that launched 18 years ago. The restaurant has 72 menu items, roughly the same number of employees, 123 seats, Formica tabletops, green swivel stools at a bar facing the street, booze, and decorative banners announcing regional attractions such as Sunapee, N.H., and Lake George, N.Y. “We picked out special items that we thought might tie into this community,” said general manager COREY LOMBARDI. “It’s a little bit edgier [than other locations].” The breakfast menu includes six varieties of eggs Benedict, French toast with coconut-lime cheesecake filling, vegan and glutenfree pancakes, and Belgian waffles with caramelized bananas, pineapples, and crushed pecans and cashews. For lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers soups such as vegetarian chili and tomato-and-feta bisque, and salads such as one with grilled salmon, goat cheese, pecans and strawberries. Main courses include a

selection of tacos and an array of mac and cheese, with options ranging from vegan (made with cashew “cheese” and veggies) to lobster. “The idea behind the menu is that it’s totally inclusive,” Lombardi said. “Everybody can find something.” The inclusive approach extends to the bar, which offers $15 flights of the four house Bloody Marys and mimosas. The Friendly Toast had a soft opening over the weekend for invited guests. Proceeds from the bar — about $4,000 — will be split between the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington and the Community Health Centers of Burlington, Lombardi said. “The culture of Friendly Toast is what really attracted me,” Lombardi noted. “They really encourage the staff to come as they are.” The Friendly Toast is open daily, starting at 10 a.m. this week and 8 a.m. from next week on.

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Sky Burgers, the now-closed restaurant on Burlington’s Church Street, Neil ran the kitchen and Perry was front-of-house manager. Later, Perry worked at the Inn at Shelburne Farms and the Skinny Pancake before becoming the catering sales manager for Panera Bread. Neil took a different route, leaving kitchen work for a sales position with Reinhart Foodservice. He sold cleaning supplies and equipment to restaurants, hospitals and other businesses in Vermont, New Hampshire and northern New York. Neil serviced a substantial number of kitchens, picking up tips for restaurateurs along the way. “I learned that the people who cut corners are the people who don’t succeed,” he said. “It [could be] a great idea and a great location, but if an owner doesn’t put their heart into it, those restaurants fail.” All the while, the Farrs were planning to open their own business. They considered a wood-fired pizza truck and a salad bar restaurant. Neil’s experience working on the road had shown him a need for lunch options that are quick, healthy and affordable, he said. Meanwhile, Perry’s foodie brother in Austin, Texas, lobbied for poké. On a trip to San Francisco, the couple shared a big poké bowl, and suddenly their choice was made. “While we were Perry (left) and Neil Farr eating it, Perry said, ‘This is it,’” Neil recalled. “We found ourselves having poké cravings at home,” Perry added. The couple took a “research and development” trip to Hawaii in January and signed a deal for the restaurant space — in the Kismet Place building near Taft Corners — the day after they got home. They’re already making plans to add catering to the business, as well as thinking about a second Vermont location. Neil has become a salmon fan. Perry is in her element. “I leapt that [raw fish] hurdle pretty young,” she said. “I will bite a fish out of the ocean and be happy.” m

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couple felt it made both financial and professional sense to pursue industry jobs instead of a degree. As Perry put it, “Textbooks don’t feed your baby.” “No amount of classroom work can prepare you for a busy Friday night [in a restaurant],” Neil added. The Farrs moved from New York’s Hudson Valley to Vermont in the fall of 2012 to be close to family and embark on their careers. At

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ACT 250 NOTICE APPLICATION #4C0887-1R-M AND HEARING 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093

On June 28, 2018, The Snyder FC Commercial Properties, LLC, and Union Bank filed application #4C0887-1R-M for a project described as the construction of Market Street from Zephyr Road to Holland Lane, and construction of a new commercial building near the intersection of Zephyr Road and Williston Road for use as a bank and office space. The project is located on Zephyr Road in Williston, Vermont. This project will be evaluated by the District #4 Environmental Commission in accordance with the 10 environmental criteria of 10 V.S.A., § 6086(a). The Commission intends to narrow the scope of the hearing to Criteria 1B (waste disposal), 2-3 (water supplies), 4 (soil erosion), 5 and 9K (traffic issues), 8 (aesthetics), 9A (impact of growth), and 9J (public utility services) unless that scope is expanded by

SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS the Commission at the hearing. A public hearing is scheduled for Monday, July 30, 2018 at 9:00AM at the Essex Junction District Office of the Agency of Natural Resources,111 West Street, Essex Junction, Vermont. There will not be a site visit prior to the hearing. The following persons or organizations may participate in the hearing for this project: 1. Statutory parties: The municipality, the municipal planning commission, the regional planning commission, any adjacent municipality, municipal planning commission or regional planning commission if the project lands are located on a town boundary and affected state agencies are entitled to party status. 2. Adjoining property owners and others: May participate as parties to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the ten criteria. 3. Non-party par-

ticipants: The district commission, on its own motion or by petition, may allow others to participate in the hearing without being accorded party status. If you plan on participating in the hearing on behalf of a group or organization, please bring: 1) a written description of the organization, its purposes, and the nature of its membership (T.10, § 6085(c)(2)(B)); 2) documentation that prior to the date of the hearing, you were duly authorized to speak for the organization; and 3) that the organization has articulated a position with respect to the Project’s impacts under specific Act 250 Criteria. If you wish further information regarding participation in this hearing, please contact the district coordinator (see below) before the date of the first hearing. If you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify this office at least seven days prior

to the above hearing date. If you feel that any of the District Commission members listed on the attached Certificate of Service under “For Your Information” may have a conflict of interest, or if there is any other reason a member should be disqualified from sitting on this case, please contact the district coordinator as soon as possible, no later than prior to the date of the first hearing or prehearing conference. A copy of the application and plans for this project is available for inspection by members of the public during regular working hours at the District #4 Environmental Office. The application can also be viewed at the Natural Resources Board web site ( by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number above. Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 6th day of July, 2018.


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By: /s/ Rachel Lomonaco Rachel Lomonaco, District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05495 802-879-5658 Rachel.lomonaco@ ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C1258-2A 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On July 3, 2018, A & C

Realty, LLC, c/o Al Senecal, South Burlington, VT 05403 filed application #4C1258-2A for a project generally described as modifications to an existing 58,500 square foot commercial building to accommodate an 8-bay truck dock. The Project is located at 8 Susie Wilson Road in Essex, Vermont. The District #4 Environmental Commission is reviewing this application under Act 250 Rule 51 — Minor Applications. A copy of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the office listed below. The application and a

draft permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web site (http://nrb. by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number “4C1258-2A”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before July 30, 2018, a person notifies the Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the Commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any hearing request must be in writing to the address below, must state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to

Open 24/7/365. Post & browse ads at your convenience. 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 30, 2018. Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning

Commission, affected state agencies, and adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the 10 criteria. Non-party participants may also be allowed under 10 V.S.A. Section 6085(c)(5). Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 6th day of July, 2018. By: Stephanie H. Monaghan District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 802/879-5662 stephanie.monaghan@ BURLINGTON DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD TUESDAY AUGUST 7TH, 2018, 5:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Burlington Devel-

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DRB proceeding is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal. Please note that ANYTHING submitted to the Planning and Zoning office is considered public and cannot be kept confidential. This may not be the final order in which items will be heard. Please view final Agenda, at agendas or the office notice board, one week before the hearing for the order in which items will be heard.

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To the creditors of Stanislaw E. Pietkiewicz late of Bristol, VT.


slaw E. Pietkiewicz.


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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.

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/s/ Marilyn S. Lefevre, Executor c/o Little & Cicchetti, P.C. PO Box 907 Burlington, VT 054020907 Telephone: 802-8626511 Fax: 802-862-5645 Name of publication Seven Days Publication Dates: 7/18/2018 Name and Address of Court: Addison Unit Probate Division 7 Mahady Court Middlebury, VT 05753 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT CIVIL DIVISION DOCKET NO. 204-2-17 CNCV

U.S. Bank, National Association, Successor Trustee to Bank of America, N.A., as Successor Trustee to Lasalle Bank, N.A., as Trustee for the Holders of the First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan AssetBacked Certificates, Series 2007-FF1

Plaintiff v. Bridgette A. Brassord a/k/a Bridgette Brassard a/k/a Bridgette A. Brassard-Hammond, Royal Parke Homeowners Association, Inc. a/k/a Royal Park Condominium Association, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., NationPoint a division of National City Bank n/k/a PNC Bank, National Association and Occupants residing at 86 Pinecrest Drive, Unit 12D, Essex, Vermont, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Bridgette A. Brassord a/k/a Bridgette Brassard a/k/a Bridgette A. Brassard-Hammond to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for NationPoint a division of National City Bank, dated November 10, 2006 and recorded in Volume 704, Page 453, which mortgage was


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assigned to U.S. Bank, National Association, Successor Trustee to Bank of America, N.A., as Successor Trustee to Lasalle Bank, N.A., as Trustee for the Holders of the First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan AssetBacked Certificates, Series 2007-FF1 by an instrument dated April 1, 2008 and recorded on May 30, 2008 in Volume 749, Page 724 of the Land Records of the Town of Essex. Pursuant to the power of sale in the subject mortgage, of which Plaintiff is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same, the collateral property will be sold at Public Auction at 10:00 A.M. on August 8, 2018, at 86 Pinecrest Drive, Unit 12D, Essex, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage:



















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to be recorded in the Town of Essex Land Records. Said lands and premises being more particularly described as follows: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Heidi M. Danforth and Shaun L. Danforth by Warranty Deed of Karen J. Unsworth, Trustee of the Martinez and Unsworth Irrevocable Trust, said Deed dated 12/7/00 and recorded 12/8/00 at Book 440, Page 561-562 of the Land Records of the Town of Essex. Said lands and premises being more particularly described as follows: Being Unit 12D, together with undivided percentage interest, 1.381 percent, in the common areas and facilities and the limited common areas and facilities of the Royal Parke Condominium. Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash or cashier’s check by purchaser at the time of sale, with the balance due at closing. The sale is subject to taxes due and owing to the Town of Essex and any liens against the property. The 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 or inquire at Grant C. Rees Attorney, PLC, 30 Kimball Avenue, Ste. 307, South Burlington, VT 05403, (802) 660-9000. This sale may be cancelled at any time prior to the scheduled sale date without prior notice. Dated at South Burlington, Vermont this 5th day of July, 2018. U.S. Bank, National Association, Successor Trustee to Bank of America, N.A., as Successor Trustee to Lasalle Bank, N.A., as Trustee for the Holders of the First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan AssetBacked Certificates, Series 2007-FF1 By: Grant C. Rees, Esq.

Grant C. Rees Attorney, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 307 South Burlington, VT 05403 Attorney for Plaintiff 581-14 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT PROBATE DIVISION DOCKET NO. 630-5-18 CNPR In re estate of Sally E.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS To the creditors of Sally E. Dondes late of Burlington, VT. I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period. Date: 6/13/2018 /s/ Michael Dondes Signature of Fiduciary Michael Dondes Executor/Administrator: C/O Dennis Hill Esq. 333 Dorset Street South Burlington, VT 05403 802-497-0079 Name of publication Seven Days Publication Dates: 7/18/2018 Name and Address of Court: Chittenden Unit Probate Division PO Box 511 Burlington, VT 054020511 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT PROBATE DIVISION DOCKET NO. 730-5-18 CNPR In re estate of Dorothy

J. Sawyer.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS To the creditors of Dorothy J. Sawyer late of Shelburne, VT. I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors

SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period. Date: 3/8/2018 /s/ Thomas J. Sawyer Signature of Fiduciary Thomas J. Sawyer Executor/Administrator: PO Box 1623 Ellsworth, ME 04605 207-479-2741 Name of publication Seven Days Publication Dates: 7/18/18 Name and Address of Court: Chittenden Unit Probate Division PO Box 511 Burlington, VT 05402 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT PROBATE DIVISION DOCKET NO. 861-6-18 CNPR In re estate of Marion

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS To the creditors of David A. VanKoevering late of Essex, VT. I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period. Date: 7/9/2018 /s/ Regina M. VanKoevering Signature of Fiduciary Regina M. VanKoevering Executor/Administrator: 10 Kellogg Road #236 Essex Jct., VT 054530174 802-355-1562 Name of publication Seven Days Publication Dates: 7/18/2018 Name and Address of Court: Chittenden Unit Probate Division 175 Main Street Burlington, VT 05402

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 10, 2018, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Robin M. McKenna, Donald T. McKenna to Option One Mortgage Corporation, dated June 15, 2005 and recorded in Book 161 Page 694 of the land records of the Town of Northfield, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by virtue of an Assignment of Mortgage from American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. as successorin- interest to Option One Mortgage Corporation to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Trustee for Securitized Asset Backed Receivables LLC Trust 2006-OP1, Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2006-OP1 dated August 8, 2008 and recorded in Book 1771 Page 628 of the land records of the Town of Northfield for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 4408 Vermont Route 12A, Northfield, Vermont on August 7, 2018 at 11:30AM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: Being all and the same

Being all and the same lands and premises as conveyed to Douglas D. Duquette (a/k/a Douglas T. Duquette, Sr.) and Kimberly J. Duquette by warranty deed of Vermont Housing Finance Agency, dated June 20, 2002, and recorded at Book 139, Page 300 of the Northfield Land Records. Said premises are known and numbered as 4408 VT RT 12A in the town of Northfield, Vermont. The within conveyed premises are subject to a 30’ wide utility right of way conveyed by Douglas D. Duquette and Kimberly J. Duquette to the Central Vermont Public Service Corporation and Northfield Telephone Company on November 17, 2003, and recorded at Book 152, Page 939 of the Northfield Land Records. This conveyance is made subject to and with the benefit of any utility easements, public rights-of-way, spring rights, easements for ingress and egress, and rights incidental to each of the same as may appear more particularly of record; provided, however, that this paragraph shall not reinstate any such encumbrance previously extinguished by the Marketable Record Title Act, Chapter 5, Subchapter 7 of Title 27, Vermont Statutes Annotated. If it should be determined that all or a portion of the conveyed lands and premises are Vermont perpetual lease land, then same are conveyed as such. Reference is hereby made to the abovedescribed documents, and the documents described therein and to the municipal land records in aid of this description.

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

land use regulations, to meet the requirements of state planning laws (24 VSA, Chapter 117), and to comply with the 2016 Jericho Comprehensive Town Plan.

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.

LIST OF SECTION HEADINGS: The amendments include changes to Section 2: Definitions; Section 6: Overlay Districts, specifically Section 6.7: Natural Resource Overlay District; Section 10: Permit Review and Procedures, and Section 11, General Development Standards.

TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within sixty (60) days after the date of sale. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale. DATED: June 21, 2018 By: /S/Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 TOWN OF JERICHO – SELECTBOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 4444, the Jericho Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday 2, August and Thursday August 16 at 7pm in the Jericho Town Hall, 67 VT Route 15, Jericho, Vermont, to hear public comment regarding proposed amendments to the Jericho Land Use and Development Regulations. SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO REGULATIONS STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The primary purposes of the proposed amendments are to clarify the existing development review and

GEOGRAPHIC AREA AFFECTED: These amendments have the potential to affect all geographical areas of the Town. PLACE WHERE FULL TEXT MAY BE EXAMINED: The complete text of the amended regulations may be found at www. under Documents and Forms > Planning and Zoning Documents. Alternatively, a full-text copy may be examined in the Planning and Zoning office, Jericho Town Hall, 67 VT Route 15, Jericho, Vermont. PERSON TO CONTACT: Additional information pertaining to these proposed amendments may be obtained by contacting Katherine Sonnick, Planning & Development Coordinator, at the Jericho Town Hall by calling (802) 899-2287 x 103 during regular office hours. Jericho Selectboard


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lands and premises as conveyed to Donald T. McKenna and Robin M. McKenna by warranty deed of Douglas D. Duquette (a/k/a Douglas T. Duquette, Sr.) and Kimberly J. Duquette, dated June 15, 2005, and about to be recorded herewith in the Northfield Land Records.

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Center at Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice in Berlin. The group is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. There is no fee. Info, Ginny Fry or Jean Semprebon, 223-1878. BETTER BREATHERS CLUB

American Lung Association support group for people with breathing issues, their loved ones or caregivers. Meets first Monday of the month, 11 a.m.-noon at the Godnick Center, 1 Deer St., Rutland. For more information call 802-776-5508. BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP IN ST. JOHNSBURY


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Monthly meetings will be held on the 3rd Wed. of every mo., 1-2:30 p.m., at the Grace United Methodist Church, 36 Central St., St. Johnsbury. The support group will offer valuable resources & info about brain injury. It will be a place to share experiences in a safe, secure & confi dential environment. Info, Tom Younkman,, 800-639-1522. BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT




Montpelier daytime support group meets the 3rd Thu. of the mo. at the Unitarian Church ramp entrance, 1:30-2:30 p.m. St. Johnsbury support group meets the 3rd Wed. monthly at the Grace United Methodist Church, 36 Central St., 1:00-2:30 p.m.  Colchester  Evening support group meets the 1st Wed. monthly at the Fanny Allen Hospital in the Board Room Conference Room, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Brattleboro meets at Brooks Memorial Library on the 1st Thu. monthly from 1:15-3:15 p.m. and the 3rd Mon. monthly from 4:156:15 p.m. White River 2v-free.indd 1

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Jct. meets the 2nd Fri. monthly at Bugbee Sr. Ctr. from 3-4:30 p.m. Call our helpline at 877-856-1772. BURLINGTON AREA PARKINSON’S DISEASE OUTREACH GROUP

People with Parkinson’s disease & their caregivers gather together to gain support & learn about living with Parkinson’s disease. Group meets 2nd Wed. of every mo., 1-2 p.m., continuing through Nov. 18, 2015. Shelburne Bay Senior Living Community, 185 Pine Haven Shores Rd., Shelburne. Info: 888-763-3366, parkinsoninfo@uvmhealth. org, CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

(Note: The July 10th meeting has been canceled, but there will be a Men’s Health & Cancer conference on Friday, June 22, 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the UVM Larner College of Medicine, Larner Classroom, Medical Education Center 100, Burlington.) Held every 2nd Tue. of the mo., 6-8 p.m. at the Hope Lodge, 237 East Ave., Burlington. Newly diagnosed? Prostate cancer reoccurrence? General discussion and sharing among survivors and those beginning or rejoining the battle. Info, Mary L. Guyette RN, MS, ACNS-BC, 274-4990, CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Overcome any hurt, habit or hangup in your life with this confidential 12-Step, Christ-centered recovery program. We offer multiple support groups for both men and women, such as chemical dependency, codependency, sexual addiction and pornography, food issues, and overcoming abuse. All 18+ are welcome; sorry, no childcare. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; we begin at 7 p.m. Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd., Essex Junction. Info: recovery@, 878-8213. CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Celebrate Recovery meetings are for anyone with struggles with hurt, habits and hang ups, which

includes everyone in some way. We welcome everyone at Cornerstone Church in Milton which meets every Friday night at 7-9 p.m. We’d love to have you join us and discover how your life can start to change. Info: 893-0530, CELIAC & GLUTENFREE GROUP

Last Wed. of every month, 4:30-6 p.m., at Tulsi Tea Room, 34 Elm St., Montpelier. Free & open to the public! To learn more, contact Lisa at 598-9206 or CEREBRAL PALSY GUIDANCE

Cerebral Palsy Guidance is a very comprehensive informational website broadly covering the topic of cerebral palsy and associated medical conditions. It’s mission it to provide the best possible information to parents of children living with the complex condition of cerebral palsy. cerebralpalsyguidance. com/cerebral-palsy/ CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS

CoDA is a 12-step fellowship for people whose common purpose is to develop healthy & fulfilling relationships. By actively working the program of Codependents Anonymous, we can realize a new joy, acceptance & serenity in our lives. Meets Sunday at noon at the Turning Point Center, 191 Bank Street, Burlington. Tom, 238-3587, DECLUTTERERS’ SUPPORT GROUP

Are you ready to make improvements but find it overwhelming? Maybe two or three of us can get together to help each other simplify. 989-3234, 425-3612. DISCOVER THE POWER OF CHOICE!

SMART Recovery welcomes anyone, including family and friends, affected by any kind of substance or activity addiction. It is a science-based program that encourages abstinence. Specially trained volunteer facilitators provide leadership. Sundays at 5 p.m. at the 1st

Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl St., Burlington. Volunteer facilitator: Bert, 399-8754. You can learn more at DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT

Steps to End Domestic Violence offers a weekly drop-in support group for female identified survivors of intimate partner violence, including individuals who are experiencing or have been affected by domestic violence. The support group offers a safe, confidential place for survivors to connect with others, to heal, and to recover. In support group, participants talk through their experiences and hear stories from others who have experienced abuse in their relationships. Support group is also a resource for those who are unsure of their next step, even if it involves remaining in their current relationship. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Childcare is provided. Info: 658-1996. EMPLOYMENTSEEKERS SUPPORT GROUP

Frustrated with the job search or with your job? You are not alone. Come check out this supportive circle. Wednesdays at 3 p.m., Pathways Vermont Community Center, 279 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Abby Levinsohn, 777-8602. FAMILIES, PARTNERS, FRIENDS AND ALLIES OF TRANSGENDER ADULTS

We are people with adult loved ones who are transgender or gender-nonconforming. We meet to support each other and to learn more about issues and concerns. Our sessions are supportive, informal, and confidential. Meetings are held at 5:30 PM, the second Thursday of each month at Pride Center of VT, 255 South Champlain St., Suite 12, in Burlington. Not sure if you’re ready for a meeting? We also offer one-on-one support. For more information, email rex@ or call 802-238-3801.


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

Call to verify meeting place. Info, 388-6107. People living with

Interstitial cystitis (IC) and painful bladder syndrome can result in recurring pelvic pain, pressure or discomfort in the bladder/pelvic region & urinary frequency/ urgency. These are often misdiagnosed & mistreated as a chronic bladder infection. If you have been diagnosed or have these symptoms, you are not alone. For Vermont-based support group, email bladderpainvt@ or call 899-4151 for more information. KINDRED CONNECTIONS PROGRAM OFFERED FOR CHITTENDEN COUNTY CANCER SURVIVORS

The Kindred Connections program provides peer support for all those touched by cancer. Cancer patients as well as caregivers are provided with a mentor who has been through the cancer experience & knows what it’s like to go through it. In addition to sensitive listening, Kindred Connections provides practical help such as rides


Post & browse ads at your convenience. to doctors’ offices & meal deliveries. The program has people who have experienced a wide variety of cancers. For further info, please contact LGBTQ SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE

SafeSpace offers peer-led support groups for survivors of relationship, dating, emotional &/or hate violence. These groups give survivors a safe & supportive environment to tell their stories, share information, & offer & receive support. Support groups also provide survivors an opportunity to gain information on how to better cope with feelings & experiences that surface because of the trauma they have experienced. Please call SafeSpace 863-0003 if you are interested in joining. MALE SURVIVOR OF VIOLENCE GROUP

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

Do you have a problem with marijuana? MA is a free 12-step program where addicts help other addicts to get & stay clean. Ongoing Tue. at 6:30 p.m. and Sat. at 2 p.m. at Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., suite 200, Burlington. 861-3150. THE MEMORY CAFÈ


Bennington, every Tue., 1-2:30 p.m., CRT Center, United Counseling Service, 316 Dewey St.; Burlington, every Thu., 3-4:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry St. (enter from parking lot); Berlin, second Thu. of the month, 4-5:30 p.m., CVMC Board Room, 130 Fisher Rd.; Rutland, every Sun., 4:30-6 p.m., Rutland Mental Health Wellness Center, 78 S. Main St.; St. Johnsbury, every Thu., 6:30-8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 47 Cherry St. If you have questions about a group in your area, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont, program@namivt. org or 800-639-6480. Connection groups are peer recovery support group programs for adults living with mental health challenges. NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

Brattleboro, 1st Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., 1st Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro; Burlington, 3rd Wed. of every mo., 6 p.m., Community Health Center, Riverside Ave., Mansfield Conference Room; Burlington, 2nd & 4th Tue. of every mo., 7 p.m., HowardCenter, corner of Pine & Flynn Ave.; Berlin, 4th Mon. of every mo., 7 p.m. Central Vermont Medical Center, Room 3; Georgia, 1st Tue. of every mo., 6 p.m., Georgia Public Library, 1697 Ethan Allen Highway (Exit 18, I-89); Manchester, 4th Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., Equinox Village, 2nd floor; Rutland, 3rd

Mon. of every mo., 6 p.m., Rutland Regional Medical Center, Leahy Conference Ctr., room D; Springfield, 3rd Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., HCRS (café on right far side), 390 River St.; St. Johnsbury, 4th Wed. of every mo., 5:30 p.m., Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Library, 1315 Hospital Dr. If you have questions about a group in your area, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont, or 800-639-6480. Family Support Group meetings are for family & friends of individuals living mental illness. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

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

Group meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Turning Point Center (small room), 191 Bank St., Burlington. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. Info: Amanda H. 338-8106. NORTHWEST VERMONT CANCER PRAYER & SUPPORT NETWORK

A meeting of cancer patients, survivors & family members intended to comfort & support those who are currently suffering from the disease. 2nd Thu. of every mo., 6-7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 11 Church St., St. Albans. Info: 2nd Wed. of every mo., 6-7:30 p.m. Winooski United Methodist Church, 24 W. Allen St., Winooski. Info: hovermann4@ OPEN EARS, OPEN MINDS

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The Memory Cafe is where people with memory loss disorders and their care partners can come together to connect and support one another. Second Saturday of each month, 10-11:30 a.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Info: 223-2518.

emotional support, resources about treatment options, coping strategies and a support network by participating in the group experience with people that have been though similar situations. Third Tuesday of the month, 5-6 p.m. at the New Hope Lodge on East Avenue in Burlington. Info: Kay Cromie, 655-9136, kgcromey@

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This veterans group is a safe place for veterans to gather and discuss ways to help the community, have dinners, send packages and help the families of LGBTQ service people. Ideas on being helpful encouraged. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 6-8:30 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church (The Little Red Door), 64 State Street, Montpelier. RSVP, 802-825-2045.


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Are you a family member who has lost a loved one to addiction? Find support, peer-led support group. Meets once a month on Mondays in Burlington. Please call for date and location. RSVP mkeasler3@ or call 310-3301 (message says Optimum Health, but this is a private number).

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




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


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

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? FA is a free 12step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating or bulimia. Local meetings are held twice a week: Mondays, 4-5:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Norwich, Vt.; and Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., at Hanover Friends Meeting House, Hanover, N.H. For more information and a list of additional meetings throughout the U.S. and the world, call 603-630-1495 or visit

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







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

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support groups [CONTINUED] at 1 p.m., Pathways Vermont Community Center, 279 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Abby Levinsohn, 777-8602. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (OA) 

A 12-step program for people who identify as overeaters, compulsive eaters, food addicts, anorexics, bulimics, etc. No matter what your problem with food, we have a solution! All are welcome, meetings are open, and there are no dues or fees. See meeting-list/ for the current meeting list, meeting format and more; or call 802-863-2655 any time! PEER ACCESS LINE


Isolated? Irritable? Anxious? Lonely? Excited? Bored? Confused? Withdrawn? Sad? Call us! Don’t hesitate for a moment. We understand! It is our choice to be here for you to listen. Your feelings do matter. 321-2190. Thu., Fri., Sat. evenings, 6-9 p.m. POTATO INTOLERANCE SUPPORT GROUP


Anyone coping with potato intolerance and interested in joining a support group, contact Jerry Fox, 48 Saybrook Rd., Essex Junction, VT 05452.




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

This support group is for adult family members and caregivers of queer, and/or questioning youth. It is held on the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at Outright Vermont, 241 North Winooski Ave. This group is for adults only. For more information, email QUIT TOBACCO GROUPS

Are you ready to be tobacco free? Join our FREE fi ve-week group classes facilitated by our Tobacco Treatment Specialists.  We meet in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.  You may qualify for a FREE 8-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy. Contact us at (802)-847-7333 or QuitTobaccoClass@ SCLERODERMA FOUNDATION NEW ENGLAND

Support group meeting held 4th Tue. of the mo., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Williston Police Station. Info, Blythe Leonard, 878-0732. SEX & LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS

12-step recovery group. Do you have a problem w/ sex or relationships? We can help. Ralph, 658-2657. Visit or for meetings near you. SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUPPORT

HOPE Works offers free support groups to women, men & teens who are survivors of sexual violence. Groups are available for survivors at any stage of the healing process. Intake for all support groups is ongoing. If you are interested in learning more or would like to schedule an intake to become a group member, please call our office at 8640555, ext. 19, or email our victim advocate at advocate@sover. net. STUTTERING SUPPORT GROUPS

If you’re a person who stutters, you are not alone! Adults, teens & school-age kids who stutter & their families are welcome to join one of our three free

National Stuttering Association (NSA) stuttering support groups at UVM. Adults: 5:30-6:30, 1st & 3rd Tue. monthly; teens (ages 13-17): 5:30-6:30, 1st Thu. monthly; school-age children (ages 8-12) & parents (meeting separately): 4:15-5:15, 2nd Thu. monthly. Pomeroy Hall (489 Main St., UVM campus. Info: burlingtonstutters. org,, 656-0250. Go Team Stuttering! SUICIDE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP

For those who have lost a friend or loved one through suicide. Maple Leaf Clinic, 167 N. Main St., Wallingford, 4463577. 6:30-8 p.m. the 3rd Tue. of ea. mo. SUICIDE HOTLINES IN VT

Brattleboro, 257-7989; Montpelier (Washington County Mental Health Emergency Services), 229-0591; Randolph (Clara Martin Center Emergency Service), 800-639-6360. SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN

who have experienced intimate partner abuse, facilitated by Circle (Washington Co. only). Please call 877-543-9498 for more info. SURVIVORSHIP NOW

Welcome, cancer survivors. Survivorship NOW has free wellness programs to empower cancer survivors to move beyond cancer & live life well. Regain your strength & balance. Renew your spirit. Learn to nourish your body with exercise & nutritious foods. Tap in to your creative side. Connect with others who understand the challenges you face. Go to today to sign up. Info, 802777-1126, info@ survivorshipnowvt. org. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE — BURLINGTON

Who: Persons experiencing the impact of a loved one’s suicide. When: 1st Wed. of each mo., 6-7:30 p.m. Location: Comfort Inn, 5 Dorset

St., Burlington. Facilitators: Myra Handy, 951-5156 or Liz Mahoney, 879-7109. Request: We find it important to connect with people before their first meeting. If you can, please call one of the facilitators before you come. Thank you! SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE

If you have lost someone to suicide and wish to have a safe place to talk, share and spend a little time with others who have had a similar experience, join us the 3rd Thu. at the Faith Lighthouse Church, Rte. 105, Newport (105 Alderbrook), 7-9 p.m. Please call before attending. Info: Mary Butler, 744-6284. THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP

The Compassionate Friends international support group for parents, siblings and families grieving the loss of a child meets every third Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m., at Kismet Place, 363 Blair Park Rd., Williston. Call/ email Jay at 802373-1263, compassionatefriendsvt@ TOPS

(Take Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter meeting. Hedding United Methodist Church, Washington St., Barre. Wed., 5:156:15 p.m. For info, call David at 371-8929. VEGGIE SUPPORT GROUP

Want to feel supported on your vegetarian/vegan journey? Want more info on healthy veggie diets? Want to share & socialize at veggie potlucks, & more, in the greater Burlington area? This is your opportunity to join with other like-minded folks. veggy4life@gmail. com, 658-4991. WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

FAHC. Led by Deb Clark, RN. Every 1st & 3rd Tue., 5-6:30 p.m. Call Kathy McBeth, 847-5715.

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delivery of Newspapers to retail stores. Not a contract route, paid by the hour, vehicle provided. Must be 18, with a clean VT Driver’s Lic. Contact Burlington News Agency, 655-7000, for more information.

VERMONT CUSTOM CLOSETS is seeking a full-time year-round Lead Installer. Join our team installing custom closets and organizational systems and work for one of Vermont's most well-respected companies. Skills include light carpentry, ability to work independently, attention to detail and a personal commitment to the highest quality work. Exceptional benefits and working environment. Email your resume to or stop by our showroom and apply in person.

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SASH® Coordinator Downtown Burlington law firm is seeking an Office Coordinator. Experience in office administration is strongly preferred. Qualifications: ability to prioritize and manage many tasks simultaneously, strong proofing skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe, and comfort with learning new software. Specific responsibilities include: reception, property management in coordination with Managing Partner, scheduling, ensuring dayto-day office functioning, and support of attorneys and paralegals. Competitive benefits and salary. Interested persons please e-mail letter and resume to applications@ by July 31, 2018.

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FOOD SERVICE WORKERS Colchester School District is seeking applicants for both full-time school-year and part-time school-year Food Service Workers. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, serving and breakdown of school breakfast and lunch programs as well as related activities in assigned building. Basic computer skills preferred or ability to learn “Point-of-Sale” system. To apply, please visit Job #2964050 Food Service Worker. Applications are also available at Colchester School District Central Office, 125 Laker Lane, Colchester, VT.

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The Public Works Department is accepting applications for a Water & Sewer Division position. This is a fulltime position with an excellent benefit package. The ideal candidate should be experienced in the operation and maintenance of public water and sewer systems have a VT Class D Public Water System Operators Certificate and reside within 25 miles of Williston.

The goal of the SASH model Applications are available at the is to enhance the coordination Williston Public Works Office located at of person-centered health and wellness services in order to 7878 Williston Road, Williston, VT, 05495. assist residents to remain in Applications will be received until the position is filled. their homes as their health EOE and functional needs change. The primary function of the SASH Coordinator is to build 7/16/18 3:21 PM trusting relationships with 4t-TownofWilliston071818.indd 1 participants in order to develop a thorough knowledge of each participant’s strengths and challenges as they pertain to remaining safely in his or her home. This position Perfect for retired nurses looking for periodic includes property management work to supplement their income. Clinical medical responsibilities. Must experience, computer knowledge and statewide possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent travel required. Perform functional assessments combination of background for Vermonters with disabilities living at home. and experience. Full-time, Schedule appointments. Travel to individual homes. South Burlington

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As an organization representing all of Vermont’s not-for-profit hospitals, the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS) advances initiatives at the state and federal level to support providers and patients and build healthy communities. The Manager, Policy and Public Affairs will support the advocacy, public policy and communications work of the association. This includes working closely with VAHHS leadership and members; the state legislature and regulators; partner organizations and others. Reporting to the VP of Government Relations, the Manager will inform policy responses and initiatives, help develop member resources and deliverables; and support VAHHS’ governance and administrative activities as needed. This position is expected to function independently, exercise discretion, and contribute to assignments and projects that require both creativity and precision. Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field required. Experience: Preference for experience in health care, public health, hospital field, or related sector. For a full job description visit:


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The perfect candidate is detail-oriented, has prior data entry experience and is passionate about the work our employees are doing around the world. To apply, please visit our website at

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Executive Director: This is the chief legal, educational and administrative management position of the Vermont Human Rights Commission. The executive director is responsible for providing leadership in fulfilling the Commission’s mandate to enforce Vermont’s civil rights laws and reports to and works collaboratively with the fivemember Human Rights Commission. Required Qualifications • Must be a Vermont licensed attorney (or eligible to waive in) with a minimum of five years of relevant legal experience • Must have a demonstrated commitment to civil rights and knowledge of civil rights laws. • Must possess the ability to build and maintain relationships among a wide variety of individuals and organizations. • Must have demonstrated understanding of and experience in administrative processes. • Must have demonstrated experience in developing and conducting educational workshops and public presentations • Must have demonstrated experience in effectively leading staff and managing and building programs and budgets. • Legislative interest and experience a plus. The executive director position is exempt and full-time. Salary and benefits are based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the Executive Director’s Pay Plan (hiring range $75,044- $93,808). Deadline: Applications due by July 20, 2018. Applications will be accepted by email and mail only. Phone calls will not be accepted. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter demonstrating relevant experience to or to Mary Marzec-Gerrior c/o Vermont Human Rights Commission, 14-16 Baldwin St., Montpelier, VT 05633-6301. Expected start date: November 5, 2018. The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged.

Lawson’s Finest Liquids is hiring for various positions in our new Waitsfield brewery, taproom and retail store which will open this autumn. We’re looking for highly 1:18 PM skilled and motivated staff to join our team! Go to: LawsonsFinestLiquidsLLC. to apply. • Taproom and Retail Manager - Develop and execute an exemplary service culture. • Lead Brewer - Ensure delivery of the best products and customer experiences possible. • Brewery Lab Manager Ensure all beers are within the high quality control parameters. • Maintenance Manager - Oversee maintenance, service and repairs so that operations run smoothly. Upcoming jobs coming soon on our application portal (check back frequently!): • Taproom & Retail Store Assistant Manager; Kitchen, and Sales personnel • Brewery - Shift Brewer; Cellar, Materials, and Packaging personnel





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for delivery of Newspapers to retail stores. Not a contract route, paid by the hour, vehicle provided. Must be 18, with a clean VT driver’s Lic. Contact Burlington News Agency at 655-7000 for more information.

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. This opening and others are updated daily.

Grounds Maintenance Workers - Physical Plant Department #S1671PO - Physical Plant Department of UVM has multiple openings for this position. This position maintains campus landscape including all ornaCA R I N G P E O P L E WA N T E D 1t-BurlingtonNewsMONfri022217.indd 1 2/17/17 11:09 AMmental plantings, minor pruning and shearing of trees and shrubs, turf, athletic fields, sidewalks, roadways and parking lots. This position also assists with the maintenance of irrigation systems and does snow removal in the winter. Minimum Qualifications*: High School Diploma and one year of landscape maintenance experience to include plowing/equipment operation required. Home Instead Senior Care, a provider of home helper services to seniors in their homes, is seeking friendly and dependable people. CAREGivers assist seniors with companionship, light housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care, errands, safety presence and more. Part-time, flexible scheduling, including: daytime, evening, weekend and overnight shifts currently available. Higher pay for weekend shifts. No heavy lifting.

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*Please see job posting for further details on the position and minimum requirements. The Department seeks candidates who can demonstrate an ongoing commitment to workplace diversity, sustainability and delivering exceptional value and great experience to our UVM campus customers. To learn more about Physical Plant Department, visit http://www.uvm. edu/~uvmppd/ For further information on this position and others currently available, or to apply online, please visit our website at:; Job Hotline #802-656-2248; telephone #802-656-3494. Applicants must apply for position electronically. Paper resumes are not accepted. Job positions are updated daily. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.


This dynamic position is responsible for a wide variety of high level administrative tasks that facilitate the effectiveness of the President’s office and the work of the Goddard College Board of Trustees. Responsibilities include: professionally representing the President’s Office by acting as a liaison with employees, donors, board members, and the public; handling confidential information; managing calendars; coordinating events; staffing Board of Trustees meetings; compiling meeting agendas; recording board meeting minutes; overseeing follow-up projects; drafting communications from the President’s office; arranging events & travel; special project work, including mailings & research; performing routine liaison functions with deans, staff, and faculty; and providing President’s office reception duties involving warmly receiving and greeting visitors on the phone and in person. To learn more, please visit:


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Gravel & Shea PC, a prominent law firm in downtown Burlington, Vermont, has openings for two legal assistants and one office administrative assistant. The ideal candidates for the legal assistant positions will have law firm experience in either litigation and/or real estate and corporate practice areas, and a comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office software. In addition, these positions require a strong work ethic, an eagerness to learn and excellent writing, communication and typing skills. Minimum of three years’ law firm experience preferred.

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

Program Manager Coordinate residential and community supports for a humorous woman who leads an active life and enjoys spending time outside. This individual works best with female staff. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a team-oriented position, have strong clinical skills and demonstrated leadership. Two overnight shifts required. Send your cover letter and application to Scott Broderick,

Direct Support Professionals

We are currently offering benefitted direct support positions and per diem shifts. This is an excellent job for applicants entering human services or for those looking to continue their work in this field. This is a great opportunity to join a distinguished developmental service provider agency during a time of growth Send your cover letter and application to Karen Ciechanowicz, 7/2/185v-ChamplainCommunityServices062018.indd 1:19 PM 1

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LPN Nurse: South Burlington High School Qualified Candidates will have: • Licensed Practical Nurse License. • Two years’ experience in a health related setting. • Current CPR, First Aid, related medical licensure in nursing, emergency medical response or relevant health/medical field.

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Milton Family Community Center is hiring a new Lead Teacher in our Early Childhood Program! Minimum requirements include: at least 20 years old, plus an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education or similar field, plus at least one year of experience working with young children. Fun, friendly, supportive work environment. Includes paid time off. Send resumes to:

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• Demonstrate a high degree of interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, attention to detail and adaptability. • Ability to assess situations, solve problems, cope with a variety of situations where limited standardizations exist and implement decisions is required. This position will remain open until filled. Candidates may forward their resume and three current references to: or:

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Developmental Disability Professional

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We are adding technical talent to build the next generation of IT solutions and systems. Help desk support to over 450 users in virtual and physical desktops in Windows OS, MS Office environment. Hardware and software trouble shooting. Prefer at least 2 years of college and 4 years’ related experience. Starting rate upper $40s.


Unique, forward-thinking organization wants to welcome you to our positive, flexible, team-oriented atmosphere! We facilitate the statewide self-directed services option through information, guidance and oversight. • • •

Honest, open and genuine approach Creative thinking in unique scenarios Versatility working with various people, values, and situations Exceptionally strong oral & written communication Time management, attention to detail, highly organized Motivated to learn & guide others to problemsolve Ability to work autonomously with natural investment in teamwork

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A permanent full time position, involves advanced clerical and technical work with supervisory and administrative responsibilities. Located in Burlington, VT. High School graduate and five years of clerical work, 1 in a legal or judicial setting. Starting $18.49 per hour.

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Green Mountain College, an innovative environmental liberal arts college, seeks a Learning Specialist in the Jose Calhoun Learning Center. The Learning Specialist is responsible for daily operations of the Calhoun Learning Center. The Learning Specialist designs, delivers, and evaluates a variety of academic assistance and student success programs for those who are learning differenced or at academic risk; and provides support opportunities for the entire student body. For more information, please visit administration/humanresources/. Review of applications will begin immediately, position open until filled. EOE/AAE.

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Restorative Reintegration Specialist The Franklin Grand Isle Restorative Justice Center is hiring a full-time Restorative Reintegration Specialist (RRS). The RRS is responsible for the management of the Circle of Support and Accountability Program (COSA) as well as the development of new restorative programs, processes, and interventions for the Franklin Grand Isle Restorative Justice Center’s offender reentry programs. The RRS is a member of the Transitional Housing Team and works with community volunteers and other reentry team staff to support high-risk high-need offenders who have been released from prison to successfully re-enter the community through a restorative team approach. Please forward cover letter, resume and 3 references by Monday, July 30th to Rob Thayer Restorative Reintegration Specialist For a complete job description, please visit the City of St. Albans website at and click on Employment Opportunities.

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AmeriCorps Program AmeriCorps positions in locations around the state serving with non-profit organizations • environmental education • home buyer education • environmental stewardship • energy conservation • homeless assistance

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EXECUTIVE CHEF Full Time, Benefit Eligible Goddard College seeks an Executive Chef to bring culinary expertise and enthusiasm for sourcing and serving healthy, local, and sustainably-sourced foods to our Plainfield, VT campus. This exciting position directs all aspects of Goddard College’s food service operations, including: creating high-quality meals, inclusive of non-vegetarian, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and special dietary choices; managing budget, supervising staff, purchasing and inventory; maximizing use of local and sustainable products; ensuring that all health, safety, and sanitation standards are met; and directing front-of-house operations and cash management. Position description and application instructions are available here: 5h-GoddardCollegeCHEF071818.indd 1

Career Technical Education is changing! Burlington Technical Center, known in the area as BTC, is a Career and Technical Education secondary school. We offer Pre-Tech program for 9th and 10th graders in our Design, Digital Media and Programming/Computer Science Technology cluster, and a variety of other full programs for 11th and 12th graders in a two-year progression. Our students build diverse skills, gain professional certifications, and can earn embedded (dual enrollment) college credit (up to 18 credits) while they are still in high school. Our programs are dynamic pathways to careers and/or post-secondary education. BTC hires people with a broad set of skills who are ready to help students tackle incredible challenges and innovate. We believe that hiring the best talent with a diversity of perspective and an appreciation for ideas and cultures leads to inspiring students. Burlington Technical Center is looking for a vibrant, creative and innovative Programming and Computer Science teacher to innovate with students in grades 11-12. This tech center position will include teaching in the morning session and developing industry and post-secondary partner relationships to enhance program in the afternoons. The ideal candidate could integrate these fields into engaging projects in the physical world through data analysis and visualization, robotics, and a maker space in interdisciplinary ways. A teacher apprenticeship license can be acquired when in the role and teaching certifications requirements can be met while you are functioning in the position. Teaching positions at Career and Technical Education Centers do require a teaching degree or certification with a high skill set in this concentration area, and a high aptitude to mentor/build instruction. Come and shape the future with us! This is a school year teaching position with available health and dental benefits, tuition reimbursement, and school year schedule.

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Director of Development and Communications CERF+, a nationally recognized leader in the field of emergency readiness, relief, and recovery for artists, is seeking a Director of Development & Communications. This wellrounded energetic and experienced professional will join our growing team to advance CERF+’s mission by building and sustaining support and increasing awareness of and engagement with our work. Reporting to the Executive Director, and in partnership with the Board of Directors and CERF+ staff, the Director of Development and Communications has primary responsibility for a range of institutional advancement functions: increasing funding from private and public sources and demonstrating the impact of CERF+’s work through a variety of communication platforms. This is a tremendous opportunity for a dynamic, collaborative leader to help take CERF+ to the next level of growth. With offices in Montpelier, VT, CERF+ offers a wonderful quality of life, collegial work environment, and competitive compensation, including an attractive benefits package. For a complete job description, please visit The application deadline is August 17th 2018. Please send letter of interest and resume to: or CERF+ 535 Stone Cutters Way, Suite 202 Montpelier, Vermont 05602

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Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom, a Vermont based telecommunications solutions provider located in central Vermont, is seeking a qualified individual to join our team:

CUSTOMER SERVICE AND INTERNET SUPPORT ASSOCIATE Entry-level position for Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom’s Customer Service Department; responsibilities include providing high quality telephone, broadband, and technical support services to WCVT’s customers via telephone, internet, live-chat, mail, and office contacts. Also responsible for sales of appropriate products and services, as well as processing service requests. Qualified applicants must possess a minimum of one year customer service and/or sales experience; however, demonstrated work experience within a call-center environment with established sales experience preferred. Additionally, general internet experience both from a technical and sales aspect with knowledge regarding e-mail, web hosting, broadband, and wireless connectivity services preferred. Knowledge of both hardware and software applications is desirable, including knowledge of a variety of mobile, wireless, and streaming devices and their corresponding operating systems. Applicant must have strong interpersonal communications skills necessary to maintain productive relationships with customers in resolving service and billing-related questions, as well as marketing new services, including the ability to enthusiastically work with co-workers and customers in a constructive and cooperative manner. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications preferred.



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We are a small, provided includes outpatient, intensive independent, co-ed boarding Office Manager/Bookkeeper outpatient, intervention, education, prevention, school and our ideal candidate Nedde Real Estate is seeking should have experience in the intervention, and treatment services. candidates for an Office non-profit sector. For more A non-profit organization in Berlin, VT, providing information and to apply visit Manager/Bookkeeper. We substance abuse services to central Vermont residents. HUB Clinician: Clinical Supervisor: Services include outpatient, intensive outpatient intervention, specialize in commercial real education, prevention, intervention and treatment. director-of-finance. We are seeking clinicians to work with adults as We are currently seeking a dynamic and clinically estate brokerage, acquisitions, HUBaClinicians: The Hub Clinician position is a Master or Bachpart of our Hub & Spoke medication assisted talented person to serve in the supervisory role for development and management. elor’s level clinician position working with adults as a part of our (MAT) program. This position will focus our Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Substance Hub therapy & Spoke medication assisted therapy (MAT) program. This Looking for someone with onwill access, engagement, stabilization to help Abuse programs. This position leads a dedicated position focus on access to care and providing a bridge from the 2V-RockPointSchool071118.indd 1 7/9/18 2:03 PM bookkeeping experience clients build a bridge from theservice MAToptions. program group of direct care workers while ensuring case MAT program to referrals to the treatment Work (Quickbooks particularly), will involve assessments, group & individual therapy,Work case manageto other local MAT treatment options. will coordination, follow up and quality of care in the ment as wellassessments, as coordination with Department of Corrections. a “can-do” attitude and involve casethe management, treatment delivery of substance abuse services to adults and Previous experience working with people in recovery from addicplanning, group & individual counseling, referral, adolescents in the Barre VT region. Focusing on strong communication and tions is preferable. A LADC is preferred. Working hours roughly coaching, developing and supervising staff to create organizational skills. Office 6:00and a.m. coordination to 2:00 p.m. with community partners such Equalor opportunity as the DOC, DCF, otherEmployer treatment providers. a cohesive team through regular clinical supervision Manager/Bookkeeper will also Send yourworking resume with to people in Previous experience and facilitation of team meetings, this position also be assisting with marketing and Tech-oriented position Rachel Yeager, HR Coordinator recovery from addictions is• preferable. A Master includes some direct assessments of the needs administrative tasks. Salary is Clara Martin Center • PO Box G • Randolph, VT 05060 Degree is strongly preferred, Bachelor Degree of our clients and ensuring that those needs are in customer service commensurate with experience. Find other open experience positions at with previous will be considered. Must being met. Functions include conducting intake and repair, open at a Health and dental insurance is obtain AAP credential and be actively working evaluations, developing treatment plans, making small manufacturing towards LADC licensure. Working hours are roughly case assignments, monitoring and evaluating provided. from 6:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. This is based at the caseloads and funding compliance. Master’s Degree company in Charlotte, Please submit cover letter and Central Vermont Addiction Medicine located and Licensed required. resume to: VT with competitive in Berlin. We offer health, dental and vision benefits, Christine Golden compensation. Please matching 403b retirement plan and a generous time-off policy among other company-paid submit your resume to P. 802-651-6888 benefits. F. 802-651-6894 Send your resume to Rachel Yeager, HR Coordinator • Learn more about us at Clara Martin Center • PO Box G • Randolph, VT 05060

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Chief Executive Officer The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA), an instrumentality of the State of Vermont, is seeking an experienced executive and financial professional to provide vision and strategy for the growth of the State of Vermont’s economic development finance lender. Created by the State of Vermont General Assembly in 1974, VEDA’s mission is to contribute to the creation and retention of quality jobs in Vermont by providing loans and other financial support to eligible and qualified industrial, commercial and agricultural enterprises.

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The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in, but not limited to, operational and budgetary management, lending and risk management, corporate and public finance, public speaking and communications, and organizational development and design. Experience in working effectively and collaboratively with business leaders, senior public and governmental officials, a professional staff, and a Board of Directors is critical for organizational success. VEDA presently has assets of $290 million and 50 professional and administrative staff in four locations. Interested persons are encouraged to submit their resumes in confidence to The position is anticipated to commence in

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We are a local non-profit community mental health center providing a variety of mental health and substance abuse services to Orange County and the Upper Valley Locations in Randolph,Bradford, Chelsea and Wilder

Master’s Level Social Workers & Clinicians

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The Clara Martin Center is seeking Master’s Level Clinicians to join our team of dedicated professionals who reach out to make a difference in the lives of our clients. These positions will provide assessments, diagnosis, group and/or individual therapy, treatment planning, case management and referral services within their specialized teams. Our Clinicians can join our Child & Family, School Based, Substance Abuse or Adult teams based in Randolph, the Barre area, Bradford or Wilder. We strongly believe in working within a team-based environment and we provide regular group and individual supervision to all clinical staff as well as opportunities for continuing education and career advancement. VT licensure is preferred but is not required. Individuals who are interested in being part of a dynamic team are encouraged to apply. Flexibility, dependability, strong communication, organizational skills, and the ability to be a team player are essential.

We are seeking a Nurse Practitioner who is looking to join a progressive community mental health center clinical team lead by Dr. Kevin Buchanan. Responsibilities include medication management, communication with primary care physicians and consultation with treatment team members. Successful candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team; should have a current Vermont license and a minimum of 2 years’ experience; psychiatric and medical experience preferred. This position can be either a full time or part time position and serves our clients throughout Orange County. VT Licensure, APRN required.

We offer competitive benefits, matching 403b retirement plan and a generous time-off policy among other company-paid benefits. • Clara Martin Center • PO Box G • Randolph, VT 05060

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BAYADA is hiring! The South Burlington Home Health office located in Williston, VT is hiring a full time nurse to make home visits. Please contact Lauren Callahan, Recruiter, if you are interested. Contact info is below: 802-316-5247 • 2h-Bayada062718.indd 1


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RuralEdge (RE), located in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, is seeking an experienced executive who will provide skilled leadership to a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create and preserve affordable housing opportunities. RE’s service area spans 2,000 square miles in the state’s largest and most rural region.

The Executive Director is responsible for overall management of multiple lines of business including real estate development, asset and property management, homeownership lending and the Support And Services at Home (SASH) program. The Executive Director has primary responsibility for managing a $5M annual budget and $20M in assets which includes a portfolio of almost 600 units of scattered site housing. Serving as the public face of the organization to multiple public and private external partners, the Executive Director supports an active and engaged seven-member Board of Directors and leads a staff of 42. The Executive Director works with the Board to ensure the organization’s strategic planning goals are developed and advanced.

Candidates for the Executive Director position must have demonstrated success in securing and maintaining the long-term sustainability of a nonprofit organization, developing and managing affordable housing, and cultivating and growing broad-based fundraising programs, staff supervision, and effective public relations.


• Bachelor’s degree

• Experience in nonprofit administration, finance, real estate development, community development, staff supervision, and fundraising.

• Proven ability to prepare an annual budget that meets the goals and needs of an organization and maintains its fiscal health and sustainability. • Proven ability to ensure that financial management systems and policies are appropriate and effective, provide for monthly reporting, and support the longterm viability of the organization. • Experience working in a rural environment.

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Are you an educator or former educator interested in trying something new with your skill set? Established over two decades ago, our educational publishing company possesses an established brand, business model, and clientele. We are looking for a dynamic Educational Sales Associate to promote our research-based materials.

In need of full or part time person to care for male young adult with disabilities. Flexible hours for the right person. Must pass background check. Please call Lynda at 802-355-3904.

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To get started on this new and exciting path please send resume and cover letter to Office located in the greater Burlington, VT area.

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Locally owned environmentally-friendly cleaning service seeks cleaners with some experience to maintain commercial properties in the greater Burlington area. Help make our world healthier by providing high quality cleaning services that are healthy for our clients, healthy for the environment, and healthy for you – our employees. Healthy Habitat is committed to creating livable wage jobs for residents in our community. Begin at $14 per hour. Certain F/T jobs will reach $18 per hour within a year. Healthy Habitat understands that our employees and their families are our greatest asset and we seek to consistently maintain a safe, healthy and meaningful workplace. Our current openings are for full time positions but part time work is often available. Full time work has flexible evening hours, vacation and sick time and other benefits. Full time applicants do need a vehicle and valid license. Check out our website at, email or call us at 802-861-4500 to learn more.

Vermont Comforts of Home is searching for Shared Living Providers to join our team. Share your Vermont home with 1:17 PMa fellow Vermonter who can no longer live alone. We offer a great reimbursement and supports to help you be successful. Call us today at 802-222-9235 and visit our website at

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS VERMONT IS GROWING! Join our team and help build inclusion for people of all abilities.

Events Coordinator: • Plan and implement competition and fundraising events including the Penguin Plunge

School and Youth Programs Manager: • Expand sports and leadership programs in Vermont schools For full job descriptions and application information visit specialolympicsvermont. org/about-us/careers/.





Lead Sales Associate COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER VSJF seeks a Communications Manager to execute our communications and marketing strategies, provide overall communications support to program directors and our strategic operating plan. Job description for the position available at

Send cover letter, resume and short writing sample to jobs@ by 5pm on 7/31/18.

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Established over two decades ago, our educational publishing company possesses an established brand, business model, and clientele. We are looking for a dynamic Lead Sales Associate with experience in business-to-business sales to promote our researchbased materials. The ideal candidate has a keen interest and an established record in new account development and management, as well as an ability to stay current with new and emerging trends and industry information. A Bachelor’s Degree and direct sales experience is required. Knowledge about educational curriculum is a plus! To get started on this new and exciting path please send resume and cover letter to Office located in the greater Burlington, VT area.

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DRVT seeks an Office Manager Disability Rights Vermont, our state’s non-profit Protection & Advocacy system, is seeking a skilled, responsible Office Manager. The position includes providing assistance to the Executive Director in a variety of tasks and logistical support to Advocates, Attorneys, Business Manager and the Board of Directors. Applicant must have excellent communication and computer skills and be organized and detail-oriented. Light bookkeeping, general office management, IT support skills, web and graphic design experience preferred. College graduate preferred. DRVT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send a letter of interest, résumé, and three references to:

Ed Paquin, Executive Director DRVT, 141 Main St., Suite 7, Montpelier, VT 05602 or email to

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Help Vermonters pursue their education goals!

Aspirations Project Coordinator 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 top notch benefits, plus a fabulous on site fitness room & café.

echnician T s ic n o r t c le E Communications/ The Radio North Group is looking for a Mobile Electronics Technician to provide service in-shop as well as at customer facilities and various work sites. Founded in 1990 as a Motorola Solutions Partner, the Radio North Group provides creative hardware and software solutions for Police, Fire, Education and Health Care customers. We specialize in 2-way portable and mobile radios, and custom communication solutions for Business and Public Safety applications. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Technical school degree, equivalent Military training or equivalent hands-on experience. Must possess the basic skills and product-related knowledge necessary to work on products so as to successfully meet all essential duties and responsibilities of the position. Experience should include field work in the installation and maintenance of similar electronics equipment, two-way radio, and other computer related and automotive related systems. BENEFITS Radio North Group offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please send resume and / or cover letter to John at

VSAC is looking for a goal oriented, student focused change agent to join its Aspirations Project team. This part-time, 48-week/year position is instrumental in working directly with K-12 students and school staff to increase exposure to careers and preparation for careers after high school. The Aspirations Project provides resources and access to career and college readiness preparation through information and activities designed with host schools. The Aspirations Project Coordinator plans with VSAC and the host school Aspirations team to implement strategies, offer on-site support, and coordination of services with students and the educational community. The Aspirations Coordinator will work in the assigned school setting. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counseling or related field, experience in working with school and college age youth, a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory background check. Candidate must also successfully complete a criminal background check. This is a grant funded position that is contingent upon continued grant funds. Apply ONLY online at

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

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Digital Development Manager Berlin Northfield Savings Bank is looking for a professional to join our team as a Digital Development Manager. This individual will be responsible for the management and coordination of product development, customer mailings and campaigns, the website and digital online portals. The Digital Development Manager will perform new product research, collect and interpret customer analytics, and support the CRM database. This individual will manage the development of electronic and print product literature and will also contribute product information for marketing and advertising projects. The position offers a strong opportunity to work for a growing premier Vermont mutual savings bank.

We have a great benefit package! Norwich University offers medical, dental, vision, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, employee assistance program, paid time off including parental leave, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members. GRAPHIC DESIGNER

The Graphic Designer is a key member of the communications team, creating a visual identity that inspires, informs, and engages Norwich University’s diverse constituencies. Responsibilities include concept development, graphic design, and layout for our primary publications including quarterly alumni magazine; homecoming, commencement, commissioning, and graduate school residency programs; development and alumni relations communications and admissions printed materials as well as various online and print materials for departments across campus.

The Digital Development Manager must possess excellent communication and customer service skills for both internal and external customers. A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration or related field, with pertinent analytical curriculum, is required. Five years of experience in marketing, product management, or digital content and two years of experience in the financial industry are preferred. Northfield Savings Bank, founded in 1867, is the largest banking institution headquartered in Vermont. 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.


Seeking a strategic professional with a can-do attitude to pro-actively maintain and troubleshoot ever-changing website anomalies and juggle multiple web disciplines. Using content management systems and markup standards and platforms, the Web Developer will create, support, maintain, and edit a diverse set of websites. University’s web assets serve a growing global audience - both internal and external.


This position supports the Provost and her leadership team. In particular, s/he will oversee coordination and logistics of all events including Commencement, Convocation, Board of Fellows meeting and First Read, Faculty Senate meetings and assemblies, Provost town hall meetings, special lunches/dinners/events. In addition, s/he will act as a liaison to other campus units who coordinate University events, both academic and non-academic.

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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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 position:


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 10, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Visit for more info. Questions? Contact Barbara or Jaclyn at 862-6244 or Toll-free 877-274-7431. EQUAL OPPORTUNIT Y EMPLOYER - COMMIT TED TO A DIVERSE WORKPLACE.

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

VOCATION AL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR (TRANSITION) I & II – BARRE The Transition Counselor provides support to high school students with physical, psychological or cognitive disabilities in the career development process and will assist students in preparing for careers and employment through career assessment and related guidance and counseling. The position works closely with an Employment Consultant to develop a variety of work experiences including job shadows, unpaid internships and employer-paid jobs. Previous work with adolescents is extremely helpful. Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Opening. For more information, contact William Sugarman at (802) 917-4143 or Department: Disabilities Aging & Independent Living. Status: Full Time. Job ID #623543 for Level I & 623560 for Level II. Application Deadline: July 24, 2018.


The banking division within the Department of Financial Regulation seeks an independent, organized candidate with sound analytical, interpersonal and communication skills to examine state-chartered financial institutions and other financial services company licensees for safety & soundness, solvency and compliance with laws and regulations. Duties include financial statement analysis, assessing internal controls and senior management engagement. Private means of travel required. For more information, contact Aaron Ferenc at aaron.ferenc@vermont. gov. Status: Full Time. Job ID #623538. Application Deadline: July 25, 2018.


The Health Department is seeking a dedicated individual with strong communication skills to provide customer support for a critical online application that serves 3000 users. The successful candidate would be comfortable providing user support to people with different levels of knowledge in both computer systems and immunizations. This position is ideal for someone who likes to take initiative in managing spreadsheets and databases. For more information, contact Bridget Ahrens at Status: Full Time Limited. Job ID # 623585. Application Deadline: July 25, 2018.

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The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer

STUDENT LIFE COACH (with academic coaching responsibilities) The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field and have a background in mental health and/ or educational programming. Academic coaching is a component of this position, so experience is a plus. Applicants should be able to have some flexibility in their schedule. Full and part-time positions are available.

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Executive Director Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA), located in Burlington VT, is seeking an Executive Director who will serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Agency and as such directs and administers all programs, operations, and activities, and oversees the organization of the staff and departments. The Executive Director serves at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners and performs such duties and functions as they may prescribe, as well as fulfilling the role of Secretary of the Agency. VHFA strives to be a housing resource for all of Vermont and this position is expected to provide the leadership to achieve that goal. The Executive Director will focus on three primary areas: • Advocacy and development of the housing finance industry. Works within Vermont and nationally with a variety of key public and private partners to develop policies and programs to promote sustainable housing opportunities for low and moderate income Vermonters, and supports the vitality and economic development of Vermont communities. • Financing and development of affordable housing stock. Formulates specific housing program goals, financial objectives and priorities to encourage the investment of private capital and housing tax credits to stimulate the construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing, and the purchase and sale of existing homes throughout the State through the use of public financing. • Internal and external leadership. Represents the Agency before public and industry groups, the State Legislature and its committees, and individuals involved with VHFA in any capacity. Works closely with Vermont’s congressional delegation to promote the availability of federal housing programs to serve Vermonters. The candidate must have knowledge of the public finance programs and housing policies. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred) and ten years’ experience in a progressively more responsible role within the affordable housing and/or public finance arenas. The ideal candidate would have five years’ management experience and knowledge of or experience working in Vermont. Familiarity and experience navigating the political process is desirable, as are strong technical and computer skills. Candidates must demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be able to manage multiple priorities in a fluid environment. VHFA has a strong cohesive team environment and is looking for an individual who desires to lead that team in pursuit of their mission. This position requires some travel inside and outside of Vermont and dependable personal transportation. A desire to help the Agency fulfill its mission and vision through excellence and innovation are paramount. Named a “Best Small/Medium Place to Work in Vermont” in 2016, 2017 and 2018, VHFA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. This posting and a summary of benefits is available at Please send cover letter, resume and references to by 4:00 pm, August 1, 2018. Position will be open until filled. VHFA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace. We highly encourage women, persons with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to apply.

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


Service Coordinator CCS is seeking a Service Coordinator with strong clinical and organizational skills to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced, team-oriented position and have demonstrated leadership.

The Vermont Commissioner of Labor, on behalf of the Labor Board Review Panel, will be accepting nominations from persons interested in serving on the Vermont Labor Relations Board. Qualified candidates’ names will be submitted by the Panel to the Governor for review and appointment.

This is a great opportunity to join a distinguished developmental service provider agency during a time of growth. Please send your cover letter and application to Elizabeth Sightler,

The Vermont Labor Relations Board determines appropriate bargaining units, conducts union representation elections, adjudicates unfair labor practice charges and hears grievances in cases involving relations between employers and employees of the State of Vermont, Vermont State Colleges, University of Vermont, municipalities, school districts, and small private operations. The term of the appointment is six (6) years, and the Board members must be available to serve at hearings which are conducted in Montpelier, as well as assist in special projects as determined by the Labor Board Chair or Executive Director. Labor Board members are not considered state employees and have no compensation or benefits other than receiving a minimal stipend for their work and expense reimbursement (mileage and meal reimbursement) for travel to hearings or other assignments. The current vacancy is for one (1) position, with a specifically-designated background and meeting the following qualifications: • The candidate must have knowledge and experience in labor relations and employment issues from a “Neutral” background. Nominees with neutral backgrounds means individuals in high standing not connected with any labor organization or management position, and who can be reasonably considered to be able to serve as an impartial individual.


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GRANT & CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR Social Work- Posting #S1665PO The Vermont Child Welfare Training Partnership (CWTP) is seeking to add a Grant and Contract Administrator to their dynamic team. Housed in the University of Vermont’s College of Education and Social Services, the partnership specializes in education and training in service to Vermont’s most vulnerable children, youth and families.

• A candidate must possess “experience, knowledge, character, integrity, judgment and ability to act in a fair and impartial manner.” 3 V.S.A. 921(a)(1) (B). • A candidate must be a US citizen and a resident of the state of Vermont for at least one year immediately preceding appointment.

This position provides budget analysis, monitoring, and financial data management for CWTP, a blended funds contract utilizing federal and state resources. This individual will use judgment in applying analytical processes and solving problems, and ensure compliance with University and regulatory policies and procedures in all fiscal functions and reporting. Responsibilities also include assistance with development and submission of the annual contract budget and facilitation and leadership around efficient and timely award set up and closeout each fiscal year.

• A member of the Board may not hold any other state office. • The Review Panel shall consider the skills, perspectives, and experience of candidates to serve on the Labor Board. Interested candidates should send the following information to the Commissioner of Labor by the deadline of July 27, 2018: Information: 1. A brief (not to exceed one page) letter of interest, specifically identifying that you are applying as a neutral representative to the Board, and outlining your credentials to serve in that capacity; 2. Up-to-date resume (not to exceed 2 pages)

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. For further information on Posting #S1665PO or to apply with electronic application, resume, cover letter, and a list of references with contact information, visit our website at: or postings/30797. Tel: 802.656.3150. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are found.

3. A separate list of not more than 5 references with contact information Mail or email all information to: Labor Commissioner Lindsay Kurrle, 5 Green Mountain Drive, P.O. Box 488, Montpelier, Vermont 05601-0488, Information received after 4:30 PM on July 27, 2018 will not be considered. If you are chosen for an interview, you will be asked to come to Montpelier to meet with the Review Panel on a date determined by the Panel. For more information on the role of the Vermont Labor Relations Board, you can review Vermont statutes, 3 VSA Sec 921, et al., or visit their website at If you have questions regarding the vacancies or the process to apply, contact the Vermont Department of Labor at 802-828-4301 or email the Commissioner at

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Hunger Mountain Co-op is committed to doing business locally whenever possible. We are Seven Days’ largest circulation point in central Vermont. To meet the demand, hundreds of papers are delivered on Wednesday and again on Friday. Seven Days is reaching the audience we want to reach and supports our community. Many people who are not actively looking for jobs still look at the employment section in print and online and end up telling a friend or applying themselves.


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clung to his bottom lip, and his shorts were streaked with brown stains from where he had wiped his fingers. “My dad thought my shorts were dirty, but I told him it was just chocolate from yesterday,” the boy said. “I got chocolate again today because it’s my favorite flavor. It helps me stay up late at night.” One of her younger sons swallowed a bite of lime gelato, pulled aside his lip and pointed to a space at the back of his mouth. “A tooth is growing there,” he said, beaming. “It’s growing right now!” “Do you think gelato is better than ice cream?” I asked him. “What?” he answered, confused. “This is ice cream.” I decided not to bother telling him the difference. Simply put, gelato has less air than ice cream because it’s churned, not whipped, which makes it much denser. It’s also served about 15 degrees warmer than ice cream, which helps to bring out the flavors. The fact that gelato is made with more milk than cream and without egg yolks makes it generally lower in calories than ice cream. A motorcycle snarled past us, followed by a car with the windows rolled down. Inside, teenage girls were singing to Journey at the top of their lungs. Sansone walked out, plopped into the seat beside me and surveyed the busy intersection. “It would be nice,” I said, “if there were a big piazza here.” “Yeah,” he agreed. “Or some grass. Last summer they closed off the street for a day and put orange cones out to slow down traffic. It was so nice. “One day,” Sansone added, “I’d like to expand and sell food, too. In Italy, I worked with these great old ladies who made homemade pasta. I’d love to do that.” A man walking down Howard Street came toward us. “That’s a retired professor who comes in here every night to buy two pints of gelato,” Sansone explained. “The people in this neighborhood are so great. Before I had this place, I was kind of a hermit. Now I know everybody.” m


by Sansone himself. He’d been up since 5 a.m., when he dropped off Shy Guy’s gelato cart on the Church Street Marketplace. Sansone and assistant gelato maker Becca Pilgrim make six new flavors each day by hand. Over the past two years, they’ve invented more than 100, including lavender-Earl Grey, horchata, and Vietnamese coffee. When ordering gelato, there’s an art to choosing flavors that complement each other, and Italians often select three at a time. Sansone advises mixing soft, creamy flavors with bright, fruity ones. Following this advice, I chose white malted milk ball and fuchsia-colored beet. Yes, beet. “I want to wear this, it’s so pretty,” I joked at the register. I settled down at a patio table, donned a straw hat and pulled out a book. I took a bite of the beet. It was surprisingly rich, the earthiness of a summer garden balanced with just the right amount of sweetness. I followed it with the malted milk ball and drifted into paradiso. Dark chocolate slivers provided the perfect finishing crunch. The door opened, a n d t wo p re t t y twentysomething women emerged: a brunette, dressed in green shorts and juggling a camera along with a cup of gelato; and a blonde wearing sunglasses, platform sandals and a short, form-fitting pink-andwhite dress. The color in her dress echoed that of the gelato in her cone, making it a fashion accessory. As they passed, I leaned over and asked, “Did you order that because it matches your outfit?” “Actually, yes,” she said with a smile. “My friend is a photographer, and she wants to take some photos.” The women sauntered away down St. Paul Street, looking like they belonged on the streets of Rome. Moments later, a family with four towheaded boys settled down at the table next to me. Soon I was chatting with the woman, who turned out to be a scientist and writer from Bangor, Maine. “We’re in town visiting, and we’ve come here two days in a row,” she confessed. “I’ve had gelato at the best gelateria in Rome, and this beats it. Really.” Beside her sat one of her sons, about age 10, with long, shaggy bangs and freckles. A dollop of chocolate gelato





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


FIBER RIOT!: Crafters get hooked on knitting, crocheting, spinning and more at an informal weekly gathering. Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill, Waitsfield, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 496-7746. KINDNESS ROCKS PROJECT: In keeping with the summer reading program theme of Libraries Rock!, adults and kids paint stones with messages of kindness. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 1-2:30 & 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-4918.




A COURSE IN MIRACLES STUDY GROUP: Participants engage in a study of spiritual transformation. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 279-1495. GUIDED TOURS: A historic Gothic Revival house opens its doors for hourly excursions. Self-guided explorations of the gardens, exhibits and walking trails are also available. Justin Morrill Homestead, Strafford, 10 a.m.5 p.m. $6; free for kids 14 and under. Info, 765-4484. HAPPY HOUR HEADSHOTS: An Emerging Leaders United of Northwest Vermont networking event includes wine, conversation and face time with a professional photographer. Deli 126, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 861-7851. HU CHANT: SOUND OF SOUL: People of all faiths lift their voices in a spiritual exercise followed by contemplation and conversation hosted by Eckankar. Rutland Free Library, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-772-9390. STARGAZING: Clear skies at night mean viewers’ delight when telescope users set their sights on celestial happenings. Call to confirm. Mittelman Observatory. McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury College, 9-10:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-2266. WAGON RIDE WEDNESDAYS: Giddyap! Visitors explore the working dairy farm via this time-tested method of equine transportation. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Regular admission, $4-16; free for members and kids under 3. Info, 457-2355.


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See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘BASQUIAT’: A 1996 biographical film focuses on the late Jean Michel Basquiat, a worldrenowned New York City street artist. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 7 p.m. $5. Info, 533-9075. ‘CHASING CORAL’: A 2017 documentary offers a deep dive into the disappearance of underwater reefs. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 4752022, ext. 116. ‘E.T.: THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL’: Sci-fi fans watch Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic about a boy who befriends an alien. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘FLYING MONSTERS 3D’: How and why did the pterosaur take to the sky? A captivating motion picture full of 3D filming technology and CGI explores this question. 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, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.


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JUST FOR LAUGHS Wednesday, July 18, through Wednesday, July 25, at various Montréal locations. See website for additional dates. Prices vary. Info, 514-845-2322,

JUL.21 & 22 | DANCE Local Food Movement Could there be a better venue for a dance performance celebrating the local food movement than a Vermont farm? C OU RTE SY OF Now in its fourth summer seaBR AN DO N son, the Farm to Ballet ProjPA ect brings classical choreography to eight of the state’s agricultural sites, presenting a featurelength production that tells the story of a Vermont farm from spring to fall. The group trades traditional staging, lights and backdrops for pastoral settings, moving among animals and equipment with accompaniment from a live string sextet. Homesteader and Green Mountain State native Avi Waring dances in the lead role of the farmer in these fundraisers for local food producers and conservation organizations.


PUBLIC BOAT TRIPS ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN ABOARD THE R/V MELOSIRA: Citizen scientists board a University of Vermont research and education vessel to learn about the lake and its watershed. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 9-11:15 a.m. $25; preregister. Info, 656-8504.

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What celebrates its 36th anniversary this summer and draws more than 2 million people to Montréal? Just for Laughs fits that bill. The world-famous festival presents a who’s who of comedy over nearly three weeks of shows. The lineup includes hilarious heavy hitters such as Will Forte and Tiffany Haddish hosting prestigious galas at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts. Superstars such as David Cross and Tig Notaro (pictured) dole out gut-busting solo performances from various stages. In club series the Ethnic Show and the Nasty Show, diverse and boundary-pushing comics have audience members in stitches. Be prepared to laugh ’til you cry.


OPEN HOUSE TOUR: Parents get educated on the learning institution for kids in preschool through third grade. International Children’s School, South Burlington, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 5:306:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 865-3344.

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FARM TO BALLET PROJECT Saturday, July 21, 4-9 p.m., at Studio Hill in Shaftsbury; and Sunday, July 22, 5-9 p.m., at Golden Well Sanctuary in New Haven. See website for additional dates. $21.69; free for kids 12 and under. Info,,

JUL.19-22 | THEATER Brotherly Love Austin is an Ivy League-educated screenwriter on the verge of success. Lee is a petty thief with a drinking problem. Though it seems they have nothing in common, the two main characters in True West, a darkly comic drama by the late playwright Sam Shepard, are brothers — with fierce sibling rivalry. Friction between them escalates when they collaborate on a screenplay for a far-fetched Western flick. Ray Chapin directs actors Erik Gaetz and Sam Chapin in the starring ‘TRUE WEST’ roles in a Parish Players production of Thursday, July 19, through Saturday, July 21, this theatrical examination of identity, 7:30-9 p.m.; and Sunday, July 22, 3-4:30 p.m., at family, the allure of Hollywood and the Eclipse Grange Theater in Thetford. See website for additional dates. $10-15. Info, 785-4344, fragility of the American dream.

Saturday, July 21, 2 p.m.-midnight; and Sunday, July 22, midnight-2 p.m., at various Montpelier locations. Free; $5 for parking; $20 for limited reserved campsites. Info, 802-229-6206, ext. 102,




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he Montpelier BioBlitz entices hundreds of Vermonters to venture into the great outdoors for a citywide nature festival paired with a 24-hour survey of the city’s wildlife. From 2 p.m. on Saturday until 2 p.m. on Sunday, locals go wild with an extensive lineup of family-friendly activities at Hubbard Park and the North Branch Nature Center, the event’s two hubs. Presentations, field walks, live raptors, kids’ activities, barbecue bites and a Sunday brunch are among the fun and educational happenings on the agenda. Meanwhile, biologists from across the Northeast search the city high and low to catalog local species and collect data for environmental conservation.

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calendar ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, this film seeks the truth behind the mythic and stigmatized underwater creature. 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, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.

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BEERLINGTON FOAMERS MARKET: Shoppers snag veggies from Three Chimney Farm’s pop-up farm stand and sip Foam Brewers suds. Foam Brewers, Burlington, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 391-9047. COMMUNITY SUPPER: A scrumptious spread connects friends and neighbors. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 300. FIVE CORNERS FARMERS MARKET: Conscious consumers shop local produce, premade treats and crafts. 3 Main St., Essex Junction, 4-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 5cornersfarmersmarket@ ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Sweets lovers spoon up frozen dairy treats alongside food-truck fare. Lawn, Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café, Burlington, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 800-465-5909. VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: Local products — veggies, breads, pastries, cheeses, wines, syrups, jewelry, crafts and beauty supplies — draw shoppers to a diversified bazaar. Depot Park, Rutland, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 342-4727.



BRIDGE CLUB: Players have fun with the popular card game. Burlington Bridge Club, Williston, 9:15 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. $6. Info, 872-5722.

JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL: The biggest names in comedy descend upon Montréal with gut-busting material. See for details. Various Montréal locations. See calendar spotlight. Prices vary. Info, 514-845-2322.

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BONE BUILDERS EXERCISE CLASSES: Folks of all ages ward off osteoporosis in an exercise and prevention class. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 7:30-8:30, 9:15-10:15 & 10:4011:40 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. CHAIR TAI CHI: Age and ability level are no obstacles to learning this slow, easy exercise routine. Champlain Senior Center, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 316-1510. QIGONG: Gentle movements promote strength, balance and wellbeing. Waterbury Public Library, 11-11:45 a.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 244-7036. RESILIENCE FLOW: FOR THOSE WITH A HISTORY OF TBI OR BRAIN INJURY: Individuals affected by a traumatic brain injury practice breath work, slow grounded movement and guided meditation. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 448-4262. TAI CHI: A gentle outdoor lesson promoting strength, balance and active relaxation incorporates fall prevention and mindful walking. Waterbury Public Library, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 244-7036. TOMGIRL WALKING CLUB: Pups and pals in tow, pedestrians make strides toward health. Tomgirl Juice Co., Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0337. Y12SR: YOGA OF 12-STEP RECOVERY: Folks in addiction recovery and those affected by the addictive behavior of others are welcome to take part in a sharing circle and themed yoga class. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 448-4262.


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

MARTIN HAYES: The traditional Irish fiddler shows off his bowand-string skills. Cabot Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. $22-25. Info, 793-3016. MICHELE FAY BAND: Elements of folk, swing and bluegrass blend in understated originals and traditional covers. Currier Park, Barre, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 388-6863. PHIL HENRY: A beautiful natural setting suits rich and sweeping songs by the contemporary folk artist. Mills Riverside Park, Jericho, 6-8 p.m. Donations. Info, 899-2693.

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‘WILD AFRICA 3D’: Viewers plunge into fantastic places and meet amazing creatures with water as their guide. Northfield Savings Bank 3D Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.

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



‘SEA MONSTERS 3D’: Moviegoers get up close and personal with some of the dinosaur age’s most fearsome marine reptiles. 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, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.

CRIBBAGE TEAMS: Longtime players and neophytes alike aim for a value of 15 or 31 in this competitive card game. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3322.


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Find club dates in the music section. BURLINGTON CITY ARTS SUMMER CONCERTS: LOW LILY: The string-and-vocal trio explores the roots of American folk music. Burlington City Hall Park, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7166. BURLINGTON CITY ARTS SUMMER CONCERTS: MARTY MORRISSEY & ROBERT RESNIK: Two longtime Vermont musicians join forces for an al fresco concert. Burlington City Hall Park, noon. 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. CITIZENS CONCERT BAND: Picnickers enjoy music from the full band of brass, percussion and woodwind instrumentalists. Grand Isle Lake House, picnicking, 5:30 p.m.; concert, 6:30 p.m. $10-15; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 372-8889. COUNTERPOINT OPEN REHEARSAL: The Montpelierbased chorus lets listeners in on its process as it prepares the varied and inspiring program “Flowers in the Field.” First United Methodist Church, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 540-1784. CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS: World-class musicians deliver rousing renditions of works by Ilbert, Ravel, Saint-Saëns and Mendelssohn. Elley-Long Music Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, preconcert talk, 6:45 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $10-25; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 800-639-3443. LEWIS FRANCO & THE MISSING CATS: Close three-part vocal rhythm harmonies and thrilling improvisation thread through tunes by the acoustic jazz combo. Martha Pellerin & Andy Shapiro Memorial Bandstand, Middlesex, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info,

VERMONT MOZART FESTIVAL CHAMBER PLAYERS: Classical musicians hit all the right notes in a concert celebrating Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, 7-9 p.m. $15; free for kids. Info, 598-9520.


FINDING BIRDS BY EAR #1: Fans of feathered fliers meet 45 different species that live in and around the park. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 7 p.m. $24; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE REALLY, REALLY ITCHY: Hikers get to know medicinal, poisonous and other local plants. Nature Center. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 2 p.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. HERB WALK: Herbalist Katherine Elmer leads a stroll through the UVM campus to identify the medicinal plants that populate Burlington. Bring layers and bug spray. Jeffords Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9700.


COMMUNITY ROWING: Active bodies experience a physical workout while enjoying the beauty of Lake Champlain. Perkins Pier, Burlington, 5:157:30 p.m. $10; $175 for season membership; free for first-timers; preregister; limited space. Info, 475-2022, ext. 112.


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 theme of “Music.” Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.


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.


CIRCUS SMIRKUS BIG TOP TOUR: Young performers pull off daring and dazzling acts of acrobatics, juggling and more in Vaudeville. Green Mountain Mall, St. Johnsbury, 1 & 6 p.m. $16-22; free for kids under 2 in laps. Info, 748-2600. ‘FUN HOME’: Cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel is the basis of this award-winning musical about viewing one’s parents through grown-up eyes. Weston Playhouse Second Stage at Walker Farm, 2 & 7:30 p.m. $47. Info, 824-5288. ‘GYPSY’: Broadway veterans Peter Boynton and Nick Corley codirect the musical adaptation of the story of vaudeville star Gypsy Rose Lee. Skinner Barn Theater, Waitsfield, 8-10:30 p.m. $25. Info, 496-4422. ‘HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL’: Stowe Theatre Guild stages the darkly comic story of a brainy and beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into a ruthless clique. Stowe Town Hall Theatre, 7:30-10 p.m. $18-20. Info,

RECOVERY WRITE NOW: Wordsmiths in recovery let their creativity flow in a lively and supportive setting. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 6-7:15 p.m. Free. Info, writelife1@ WRITING CIRCLE: Words flow when participants explore creative expression in a lowpressure environment. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218.



FARM TO MEDICINE CABINET PLANT WALK: Clinical herbalist Susan Staley points out the healing flora found on Vermont’s working lands. Shelburne Farms, 4-5:30 p.m. $15. Info, 985-8686. HOUSE & FORMAL GARDENS TOUR: Explorations of the inn and its grounds culminate in afternoon tea with sweets and savories. Shelburne Farms, 2:304 p.m. $20; preregister. Info, 985-8686.

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HD LIVE: ‘TURANDOT’: Soprano Nina Stemme takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China in an on-screen production of Puccini’s dazzling opera. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $6-15. Info, 748-2600.


‘WEST SIDE STORY’: A modern, musical retelling of Romeo and Juliet sees two young lovers caught between rival New York City street gangs in a Weston Playhouse presentation. Weston Playhouse Main Stage, 2 & 7:30 p.m. $54-68. Info, 824-5288.

FRANKLIN COUNTY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE JULY MIXER: Friends and colleagues catch up amid the new exhibition “Farming Franklin County.” Saint Albans Museum, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5-8; preregister; cash bar. Info, 524-2444.


AUTHORS AT THE ALDRICH: Lit lovers lend their ears for a talk by fiction writer Robin MacArthur, who penned the 2018 pageturner Half Wild. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 476-7550. BOOK SALE: A long-running library fundraiser features more than 25 categories of page-turners. Stowe Free Library, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Info, 253-6145. EXTEMPO: Local raconteurs tell first-person true stories before a live audience. deMena’s, Montpelier, 8-10 p.m. $5. Info, 613-3172. HISTORICAL FICTION WORKSHOP: Burlington Writers Workshop participants learn to navigate narratives based on true events from the past. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. JESSICA AIKEN-HALL: The local author reads and signs her memoir, The Monster That Ate My Mommy, an account of her abusive upbringing in rural Vermont. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1393.

NIGHT MARKET: Locavores go loco for snacks, samples, drinks and crafts from area purveyors. Alley. Tandem, Bristol, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 734-4236.



POC IN VT AFFINITY GROUP: People of color come together in the name of sharing stories and building community in a predominately white state. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345.


MOUNT MANSFIELD SCALE MODELERS: Hobbyists break out the superglue and sweat the small stuff at a miniature construction skill swap. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:308:30 p.m. Free. Info, 879-0765.


FEAST & FIELD MARKET: Locally grown produce and funk music by Fu’chunk are on the menu at a pastoral party. Fable Farm, Barnard, market, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; concert, 5:30-8 p.m. Donations. Info, GUIDED TOURS: See WED.18. JOB HUNT HELP: Community College of Vermont interns assist employment seekers with everything from résumé-writing to online applications. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1393.


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QUEEN CITY GHOST WALK: GHOSTS & LEGENDS OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN: Vermont’s queen of Halloween, Thea Lewis, tells the ghostly tales that inspired her book on paranormal phenomena. Meet 10 minutes before the start time. Battery Park, Burlington, 8 p.m. $20. Info, 863-5966.

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SUMMERVALE: Locavores fête farms and farmers at a weekly event centered on food, brews and kids’ activities, with City Market, Onion River Co-op workshops and live music. Intervale Center, Burlington, 5:30-8 p.m. Donations. Info, abby@intervale. org.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘FLYING MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.18. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.18.


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BEGINNERS TAI CHI CLASS: Students get a feel for the ancient Chinese practice. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. CHAIR YOGA: FOR THOSE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY: Props and modifications complement elements of a traditional flow class. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 2-3:15 p.m. Free. Info, 448-4262. 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.

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71-73 MainWITH Street, Randolph, VT AN EVENING GILLIAN WELCH: Joined by musical partner David Rawlings, the Grammy Award-winner conjures the sound of hardscrabble America. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $38.75-57.50. Info, 863-5966.

HONEYBEE STEEL DRUM BAND: Audience members don their best bee colors for a beat-driven jamboree. Caja Madera bring the eats. Old Schoolhouse Common, Marshfield, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. HUNGER MOUNTAIN CO-OP BROWN BAG SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Dana and Sue Robinson channel the essence of rural America with the fiddle, guitar, banjo and mandolin. Courtyard, Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier, noon. Free. Info, 223-9604. MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER: Country hits such as “Passionate Kisses” and “I Feel Lucky” get boots tapping. Caitlin Canty opens. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 7 p.m. $40-90. Info, 760-4634.

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MUSIC IN THE VINEYARD SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Oenophiles let loose with live music by Dirt Road, award-winning wine and mouthwatering eats. BYO seating. Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero, picnicking begins, 5 p.m.; music, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 372-9463.




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AN EVENING WITH HILL FARMSTEAD: A culinary celebration of the Northeast Kingdom includes thoughtfully paired food and drink from producers such as Jasper Hill Farm and Pete’s Greens. Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 6-9 p.m. $55; preregister. Info, 651-0080.

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

WORCESTER COMMUNITY MARKET: Local produce, live bands and kids’ activities bring neighbors together. 52 Elmore Rd., Worcester, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 272-3309.

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CELEBRATE YOUR FARMER SOCIAL: An organic producer of vegetables, herbs and pastureraised meats hosts a NOFA-VT wood-fired pizza party, followed by a tour of the grounds. Jericho Settlers Farm, 5:30-8 p.m. $10. Info, 434-3821.

VERMONT BEER PAIRING POPUP SERIES: Gourmands gorge on a three-course meal served alongside a local brew. Village Café at Bolton Valley, 5-9 p.m. $45. Info, 434-3444.

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FRENCH CONVERSATION: Speakers improve their linguistic dexterity in the Romantic tongue. Bradford Public Library, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 222-4536.



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BURLINGTON EDIBLE HISTORY TOURS: Foodies sample farmfresh eats on a scrumptious stroll dedicated to the Queen City’s culinary past. Awning behind ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 1-4 p.m. $55. Info, 238-8828.

TRUCKS, TAPS & TUNES: Food trucks, craft brews and live music by local acts make for an evening of family-friendly fun. Essex Shoppes & Cinema, Essex Junction, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info,

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


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‘LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE’: When a bespectacled seven-year-old played by Abigail Breslin wants to win a beauty pageant, her wildly dysfunctional family embarks on a road trip to help her realize her dream. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600.

SOUTH END BEERS & VEGGIES: Switchback Brewing beer in hand, healthy eaters snag fresh veggies from a pop-up farm stand. Shoppers may preorder at The Tap Room at Switchback Brewing, Burlington, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 391-9047.

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OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM GALA: Thurmond Knight and Janice Luce provide a musical backdrop for a museum benefit boasting scrumptious eats and live and silent auctions. The East Side Restaurant & Pub, Newport, 6-9 p.m. $35. Info, 754-2022.

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STARRY NIGHT: THE MOON: Folks with flashlights or headlamps learn about the moon as the sun sets and the sky comes alive. Sugarhouse Parking Area, Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, 7-8:30 p.m. $5; free for members. Info, 434-3068. 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; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.


FINANCIAL ISSUES OF DIVORCE: Jo Ann Thibault walks attendees through the monetary realities that can accompany the end of a marriage. Fairfax Community Library, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420.


DISC GOLF LEAGUES: Players aim for targets in a fun and social tournament. Bolton Valley Resort, 6 p.m. $7-14. Info, 434-3444.



CIRCUS SMIRKUS BIG TOP TOUR: See WED.18. ‘CRY-BABY: THE MUSICAL’: Flynn Youth Theater Company performers shine in this overthe-top comedic commentary on 1950s culture and ideals. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7 p.m. $16-18. Info, 863-5966.



TECH SUPPORT: Need an email account? Want to enjoy ebooks? Bring your phone, tablet or laptop to a weekly help session. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291, ext. 302.

‘CURTAINS’: A musical-theaterloving detective must crack the case when an untalented actress is slain during her opening night curtain call in this murdermystery spoof staged by North Country Community Theatre. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $13.50-23.50. Info, 603-448-0400.

‘HELLO, DOLLY!’: Spirited musical numbers propel the Lamoille County Players’ presentation of the Tony Award-winning play about a socialite-turned-matchmaker. Hyde Park Opera House, 7-9 p.m. $12-18. Info, 888-4507. ‘MATING IN CAPTIVITY’: Phantom Theater veterans Cat Carr and director Pamela Rickard team up with local and San Francisco talent for an evening of theater and music based on Harold Pinter’s one-act play, The Lover. Phantom Theater, Edgcomb Barn, Warren, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 496-5997. THE PIRATES & TUXEDO MURDER MYSTERY CRUISE: Who done it? Suppertime sleuths enjoy a delicious dinner and crack a case presented by the October Theatre Company. Spirit of Ethan Allen, Burlington, 6:30-9 p.m. $52.85. Info, 862-8300. ‘TRUE WEST’: Two estranged brothers must face their issues when under the same roof in Sam Shepard’s dark comedy, produced by the Parish Players. See calendar spotlight. Eclipse Grange Theater, Thetford, 7:30-9 p.m. $10-15. Info, 785-4344. ‘TWELFTH NIGHT’: Lost Nation Theater thespians shine in Shakespeare’s comedy about love, assumed identities and the hilarious intersection of the two. Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier City Hall, 7:30 p.m. $10-30. Info, 229-0492. ‘UNCLE VANYA’: Russian playwright Anton Checkhov’s comic and poignant theater work captures a world on the verge of revolution. Festival Theatre, Marshfield, 7:30 p.m. $10-20. Info, 456-8968. ‘WEST SIDE STORY’: See WED.18, 7:30 p.m.


BOOK SALE: See WED.18. CANAAN MEETINGHOUSE READING SERIES: Writers Christopher Wren and Lauren Groff share portions of their work. Meetinghouse, Canaan, N.H., 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, DONALD & CAROL THOMPSON: Art hounds hear a talk by the authors of Perseverance: The Life and Work of Painter James Hope. Phoenix Books Rutland, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 855-8078.

BLUE WAVE CONCERT: Songsters Rik Barron and the Borealis Guitar Duo lend their talents to a fundraiser for Democratic and Progressive 2018 midterm election candidates. Light refreshments are served. Private residence, North Calais, 7-10 p.m. Donations; BYOB. Info, 456-8804.

AN EVENING WITH SIRI: Heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar pave the way for a presentation by Susan Cameron Bennett, who provided the original American voice for Apple’s virtual assistant. The Engine Room, White River Junction, 6 p.m. $50; preregister; limited space. Info, 296-3132.


CYCLES OF LIFE CAFÉ: Community members come together to listen, talk and share their experiences in the ever-changing world. Lunch is available and conversations are confidential. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3322.

GUIDED TOURS: See WED.18. QUEEN CITY GHOST WALK: DARKNESS FALLS: Local historian Thea Lewis treats pedestrians to tales of madmen, smugglers, pub spirits and, of course, ghosts. Arrive 10 minutes early. Democracy sculpture, 199 Main St., Burlington, 8 p.m. $20. Info, 863-5966.

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



OPEN HOUSE: Prospective students and their families visit campus for lunch, a tour and academic sessions. Northern Vermont University Lyndon, 9:15 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 800-225-1998.

BACKYARD CLASSIC: Lawn games, DJed tunes and Zero Gravity libations enliven an adults-only poolside party complete with dinner by the Farmhouse Tap & Grill. Proceeds benefit the King Street Center. Burlington Tennis Club, South Burlington, 5-9 p.m. $75. Info, 862-6736.


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HOT TOPICS SUMMER LECTURE SERIES: Lifelong learners digest “Big Data and Food Oppression,” served by Andrea Freeman of the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i at Mănoa. Room 012, Oakes Hall, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1371.

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‘FUN HOME’: See WED.18, 7:30 p.m.

LAWRENCE MILLMAN: An illustrated reading and discussion introduces readers to At the End of the World: A True Story of Murder in the Arctic, the latest book by the Center for Circumpolar Studies contributor. Gallery at River Arts, Morrisville, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 535-0083.

TAROT READINGS: A spiritual mentor consults her cards to offer guidance and clarity. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $1 per minute; preregister. Info,


VERMONT MOZART FESTIVAL: Under the leadership of Michael Dabroski, accomplished young fellowship musicians from around the world find eager ears with classical compositions. Charlotte Town Beach, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 598-9520.

‘DIANA OF DOBSON’S’: A woman outsmarts the men who would control her life in this 1908 play by Cicily Hamilton. Unadilla Theatre, Marshfield, 7:30 p.m. $10-20. Info, 456-8968.


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


BALLROOM & LATIN DANCING: Singles, couples and beginners are welcome to join in a dance social featuring the waltz, tango and more. Williston Jazzercise Fitness Center, 8-9:30 p.m. $8. 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,

CASUAL FRIDAYS: Patrons start the weekend in style with snacks from a diverse menu and a full bar with drink specials and local beers. The Woods Lodge, Northfield, 5:30-10 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 778-0205. CHAMPLAIN VALLEY DINNER TRAIN: Passengers feast on a three-course meal while riding the Green Mountain Railroad from Burlington to Middlebury and back. Union Station, Burlington, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $85100; preregister for Gold Class tickets and parties of eight or more. Info, 800-707-3530. FOODWAYS FRIDAYS: Foodies use heirloom herbs and veggies to revive historic recipes in the farmhouse kitchen. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $4-16; free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 457-2355. FRIDAY NIGHT COOKOUTS: Grilled items, seasonal salads and decadent desserts please palates at a weekly feast. Adamant Co-op, 5:30-7 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 223-5760. RICHMOND FARMERS MARKET: An open-air marketplace featuring live music connects cultivators and fresh-food browsers. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, SUN TO CHEESE TOUR: Fromage fanatics go behind the scenes and follow award-winning farmhouse cheddar from raw milk to finished product. Shelburne Farms, 1:45-3:45 p.m. $20 includes a block of cheddar; preregister. Info, 985-8686.

VERMONT E-BIKE & BREW TOUR: Electric bicycles transport suds lovers to three local beer producers via scenic routes. Old Mill Park, Johnson, noon-4:30 p.m. $75. Info, 730-0161.

TRUCK STOP: Mobile kitchens dish out mouthwatering meals and libations. Live music and cold beer add to the fun. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 5-10 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 540-0406.

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VERMONT BREWERS FESTIVAL: Cheers! An abundance of craft beer and vendors make for a sipping soirée to remember. Waterfront Park, Burlington, noon-9:30 p.m. $43-45; $10 for designated drivers. Info, 877-725-8849.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘FLYING MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.18. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.18. ‘SEA MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.18. ‘WILD AFRICA 3D’: See WED.18.

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BRANDON FARMERS MARKET: Local farmers, artisans and specialty food producers offer up their goods. Estabrook Park, Brandon, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 273-2655. BURLINGTON EDIBLE HISTORY TOURS: See THU.19.

BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.18, 9:15 a.m. CAPTURE THE FLAG: Adults and kids ages 14 and up practice stealth and strategy as they crawl, hide and run through the woods. Email for details. Red Rocks Park, South Burlington, 6-9 p.m. Donations; preregister. Info, CRIBBAGE TEAMS: See WED.18. PINOCHLE & RUMMY: See WED.18.

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ACUDETOX: Attendees in recovery undergo acupuncture to the ear to propel detoxification. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. ADVANCED TAI CHI CLASS: Participants keep active with a sequence of slow, controlled movements. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. BONE BUILDERS EXERCISE CLASSES: See WED.18, 7:30-8:30 & 10:40-11:40 a.m.

LIVING RECOVERY: FOR THOSE IN ADDICTION RECOVERY OR AFFECTED BY THE ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR OF OTHERS: A moderately paced flow class serves folks overcoming substance use. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 448-4262. REFUGE RECOVERY: A LOVE SUPREME: Buddhist philosophy is the foundation of this mindfulness-based addictionrecovery community. Turning Point Center, Burlington, noon. Free. Info, 861-3150.




Find club dates in the music section. BRUCE HORNSBY & THE NOISEMAKERS: The singersongwriter and piano player behind the hit song “The Way It Is” brings more than 25 years of experience to the stage. Los Lobos open. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $62.75-87. Info, 863-5966. COUNTERPOINT: Choral singers lift their voices in the varied and inspiring program “Flowers in the Field.” Unitarian Church, Montpelier, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $520. Info, 540-1784. DAVID ROSANE & THE ZOOKEEPERS: See THU.19, Arvin A. Brown Library, Richford. Info, 848-3313. AN EVENING WITH GILLIAN WELCH: See THU.19, Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 8 p.m. $12.50-35. Info, 603-646-2422. FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE: Familyfriendly activities and palatepleasing provisions warm up the crowd for singer Kat Wright’s soulful set. Downtown Rutland, 5-10 p.m. Free. Info, 773-9380. KATIE TRAUTZ: Music lovers start a summer morning with the Vermont fiddler who doles out folk songs and stories. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. MARC BERGER: The American West serves as inspiration for roots songs from the album Ride. Burlington City Hall Park, noon. Free. Info, 865-7166. Back lawn, Woodstock History Center, 5:307 p.m. Free. Info, 457-3981. MICHELE FAY BAND: See WED.18, Salisbury Congregational Church, 7:30 p.m. Donations. MINGO LONG, DOROTHY DOBKOWSKI & JALMARI VANAMO: This trio of Broadway and off-Broadway singers share their gifts in “A New York Summer State of Mind.” Funds raised benefit church bell tower restoration. Essex Community Church, N.Y., 7 p.m. $10. Info, 804-356-5914.


MUSIC IN THE ALLEY: HONEYSUCKLE: Progressive folk stylings emanate from an outdoor stage. Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop, Waterbury, 6-9 p.m. Free. Info, 244-7801. SUMMER CARILLON CONCERT: The melodic sound of bells rings out across the campus in a performance by George Matthew Jr. Mead Memorial Chapel, Middlebury College, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. VERMONT MOZART FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: A recital of works by the Austrian composer benefits the Vermont FEED farmto-school project. Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, 7-9 p.m. $30; free for kids. Info, 598-9529.


BANDING & BIRDING: Avian enthusiasts drop in for an education on the banding process, from mist nets to data sheets. Call to confirm. Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, 8-11 a.m. Donations. Info, 434-3068. FORESTRY, HISTORY & THE FUTURE: A GUIDED HIKE: An outdoor program familiarizes trekkers with the sustainably managed working forest. Carriage Barn Visitor Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 457-3368, ext. 222. 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. THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE REALLY, REALLY ITCHY: See WED.18, 10 a.m.



‘FUN HOME’: See WED.18, 7:30 p.m. ‘GYPSY’: See WED.18. ‘HAMLET OR ELSE’: With the use of cardboard and paper maché, Bread and Puppet Theater stages a deconstructed version of Shakespeare’s tragedy — or something else. Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 525-3031. ‘HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL’: See WED.18.

VILLAGE FARM WORK DAY: Volunteers bearing gloves, rakes and shovels pitch in to prepare the property for upcoming events. Pittsford Village Farm, 8-11 a.m. Free. Info,


QUEEN CITY MEMORY CAFÉ: People with memory loss accompany their caregivers for coffee, conversation and entertainment. Thayer House, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 656-4220.


‘TWELFTH NIGHT’: See THU.19. ‘UNCLE VANYA’: See THU.19. ‘WEST SIDE STORY’: See WED.18, 7:30 p.m.


BOOK SALE: See WED.18. DAN SZCZESNY: Nonfiction fans hear from the author of The White Mountain: Rediscovering Mount Washington’s Hidden Culture. Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 472-5533. FRIDAY MORNING WORKSHOP: Wordsmiths offer constructive criticism on works in progress by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.

SAT.21 activism

CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY MEETING: Activists gather with the goal of advancing human rights. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, COCOA CAMPAIGN: A conversation delves into the dark side of the chocolate industry. Arrive at 1:30 p.m. for a PJC new volunteer orientation. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, 2-3 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345.

GUIDED TOURS: See WED.18. INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY MEETING PLACE: Anything goes in an in-person networking group where attendees can share hobbies, play music and discuss current events — without using online social sites. Presto Music Store, South Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 658-0030. JERICHO PET PARADE: Creatures great and small compete for titles such as Most Fashionable and Dynamite Duo in this cavalcade of cuteness. Jericho Community Center, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 899-2366. 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.

MUSICAL SOIRÉE: Attendees get a sneak peek at Opera North’s coming attractions during a showcase of 2018 season highlights. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 7:30 p.m. $15-40. Info, 533-2000. ‘TRUE WEST’: See THU.19.

FARM HOUSE/MANOR HOUSE: Architecture aficionados revel in the unique aspects of an 1890 farm house and a historic mansion. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 1-3 p.m. $16-20; preregister. Info, 457-3368, ext. 222.





CONTRA DANCE: Melanie AxelLute calls the steps for a traditional social dance with music by the Riff Raff. Capital City Grange, Berlin, instruction session, 7:35 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. $5-15. Info, 249-7454. ‘DURATION AND RESPOND’: The culmination of a weeklong project in and around the Mad River Valley, an innovative work by Ross Daniel and Sarah Rose is derived from place-based movement and responsive sculpture. Phantom Theater, Edgcomb Barn, Warren, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 496-5997. FARM TO BALLET PROJECT: Artistry meets agriculture as dancers reinterpret classical ballet pieces to tell the story of a Vermont farm from spring to fall. See calendar spotlight. Studio Hill, Shaftsbury, 4-9 p.m. $21.69; free for kids. Info, farmtoballet@ SWING DANCE WITH RED YOUNG & KAZ KAZANOFF: Twinkle-toed attendees move to live hot jazz music. Bring clean shoes. Champlain Club, Burlington, free beginner lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8-10:30 p.m. $20. Info, 864-8382.


KINGDOM COMMUNITY WIND TOUR: Attendees are blown away by a tour of energyproducing turbines. Kingdom Community Wind, Lowell, 10 a.m. Free; preregister. Info,

TRACK WALK: Race fans get revved up for a guided stroll around the quarter-mile oval, talks and auto racing trivia. Rain date: July 28. Thunder Road Speed Bowl, Barre, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 479-8500. VERMONT E-BIKE & BREW TOUR: See FRI.20.

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FAIRY HOUSE FESTIVAL: CELEBRATING FAIRIES, GNOMES & ELVES: Families dressed in whimsical garb visit a fairy village and create their own nature-inspired habitats for sprites. Author Michael Caduto shares music & tales. Justin Morrill Homestead, Strafford, 1-3 p.m. $5-10; $25 per family. Info, 765-4288.

BURLINGTON FARMERS MARKET: Dozens of stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Burlington City Hall Park, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, CANS ‘N CLAMS: Steamed clams, lobsters, mussels, lobster rolls, Vermont craft beer and rosé please palates at a pop-up clam shack. Joe’s Kitchen at Screamin’ Ridge Farm, Montpelier, noon-8 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 461-5371. CAPITAL CITY FARMERS MARKET: Meats and cheeses join farm-fresh produce, baked goods, locally made arts and crafts, and live music. 60 State Street, Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 793-8347. CHAMPLAIN VALLEY DINNER TRAIN: See FRI.20. CHOCOLATE TASTING IN BURLINGTON: Let’s go bar hopping! With the help of a tasting guide, chocoholics discover the flavor profiles of varieties such as toffee almond crunch and salted caramel latte. Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café, Burlington, 11 a.m.4 p.m. Free. Info, 864-1807. NASH PATEL & LEDA SCHEINTAUB: Foodies savor free samples at a meet and greet with the authors of Dosa Kitchen: Recipes for India’s Favorite Street Food. Phoenix Books Rutland, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 855-8078. 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. VERGENNES FARMERS MARKET: Local foods and crafts, live music, and hot eats spice up Saturday mornings. Kennedy Brothers Building, Vergennes, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 233-9180.




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‘A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN’: Charles Schultz’s Peanuts gang made their movie debut in this 1969 animated classic, shown on reel-to-reel film. Newman Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. Donations. Info,


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VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: See WED.18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


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


PRIDE HIKES: STOWE PINNACLE: Clad in weather-appropriate clothing, LGBTQA+ hikers carpool to their destination for a 3-mile trek. Rain date: July 22. Shaw’s, Shelburne Road, South Burlington, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, PRIDE YOGA: FOR LGBTQIA+ PEOPLE & ALLIES: Participants hit the mat for a stretching session suited for all levels. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 5-5:15 p.m. Free. Info, 448-4262. WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT II: BIG LGBTQ DANCE PARTY ON THE LAKE: Ahoy! Revelers move and groove to DJ sets during this nautical shindig under the stars. Spirit of Ethan Allen, Burlington, 10 p.m. $15; preregister; limited space. Info, 860-7812.




Find club dates in the music section. ARTIST SHOWCASE: Opera North performers exhibit their vocal virtuosity in a special concert. Lebanon United Methodist Church, N.H., 6-7:30 p.m. $25. Info, 603-448-4141. BELL CONCERT SERIES: Picnics and lawn chairs in tow, listeners revel in the vibrations of the largest musical instrument in the world, the carillon. A demonstration follows. Upper Parade Ground, Norwich University, Northfield, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 485-2100. BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION: Stratton Mountain’s signature music series continues with a boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock and hop-hop by the sixman group from the Big Easy. Saints & Liars open. Stratton Mountain Resort, 6 p.m. $25-30; free for kids 10 and under. Info, 787-2886. COUNTERPOINT: See FRI.20, First Congregational Church, Lebanon N.H. GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA: The 19-member ensemble behind classic hits such as “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” interweaves elements of jazz into a swing-dance repertoire. Strand Center for the Arts, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. $20-45. Info, 518-563-1604.


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‘AS YOU LIKE IT’: Rosalind and Orlando face the trials and triumphs of love in Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, presented by the Hour Glass Youth Theatre. Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington, 7 p.m. $7-12. Info, ​




‘THE 39 STEPS’: An onstage plane crash, missing fingers and romance drive Patrick Barlow’s Tony Award-winning adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film. Depot Theatre, Westport, N.Y., 8 p.m. $20-35. Info, 518-962-4449.


GARDENING FOR BUTTERFLIES, BIRDS & BIODIVERSITY: Green thumbs get the dirt on attracting eye-catching creatures to their yards. B-Side Beach, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 10 a.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.


FRIDAY NIGHT DINGHY RACING: Skippers celebrate the end of the week with some nautical competition. Prior sailing knowledge and passage of CSC’s rental test are required. Community Sailing Center, Burlington, sign-up, 4:30 p.m.; begin rigging, 5:30 p.m.; first gun, 6 p.m. Free; limited space. Info, 864-2499.




LITTLE RIVER RAMBLE: With help from a park interpreter, hikers plan the route and duration of a guided trails tour. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 2 p.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.

‘AUNT JACK’: In a comedic Vermont Pride Theater presentation, hot-button LGBTQ issues are portrayed through a family lens. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 7:30 p.m. $15-22. Info, 728-6464.

calendar GUSTER WITH THE VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Alt-rock numbers get a classical treatment as part of Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on the Green. Madaila open. Shelburne Museum, 6:30 p.m. $43-47; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 877-987-6487. JAY NASH: Influences such as Greg Brown and Bob Dylan shine through solo acoustic numbers. ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, South Pomfret, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $20. Info, 457-3500. MARC BERGER: See FRI.20, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6:30-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.

TAB BENOIT: Hailing from Louisiana, the gifted guitarist and singer doles out bluesy original numbers. Dwight Ritcher opens. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 7 p.m. $25-45. Info, 760-4634. VERMONT MOZART FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: See FRI.20.





FOREST BATHING: Folks unplug, slow down and experience nature through a guided mindfulness practice. Rock Point Nature Trails, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. $23. Info, 391-4027. HERE BE DRAGONFLIES: Entomology enthusiasts capture and identify species during this basic introduction to the winged insects. B-Side Beach, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 2 p.m. $24; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. MONTPELIER BIOBLITZ: Based at Hubbard Park and the North Branch Nature Center, an outdoor celebration is coupled with a 24-hour survey of the city’s flora and fauna. See calendar spotlight. Various Montpelier locations, 2-11 p.m. Free; $5 for parking. Info, 229-6206, ext. 102.


GOSHEN GALLOP: Rugged 5and 10K courses take runners across varied terrain in this 40th annual race. A meal, bonfire and music follow. Blueberry Hill Inn, Brandon, 4 p.m. $50-65; $15-20 for dinner guests. Info, 247-6735.

DONNA RIZZO: In “Voyage and Adventure: Pushing and Crossing Boundaries,” the environmental engineer shares how new computational tools improve understanding of human-induced changes on natural systems. Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, Enosburg Falls, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 512-333-2119.


‘THE 39 STEPS’: See FRI.20, 7 p.m. ‘AS YOU LIKE IT’: See FRI.20. ‘CRY-BABY: THE MUSICAL’: See THU.19, 2 & 7 p.m. ‘CURTAINS’: See THU.19.

CANCER CRUSH: A silent auction and live and DJ’d music by the likes of Elizabeth Renaud and MTL fuel a festive fundraiser for Justin Joslin, a local man fighting cancer. Gusto’s, Barre, 2-7 p.m. $20. Info, 476-7919. GUIDED TOURS: See WED.18. ROV SHIPWRECK TOURS: Spectators take a boat ride to the site of a sunken vessel, then view real-time footage of the craft transmitted from a remotely operated vehicle. Arrive 20 minutes early. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, 1-2 p.m. $20-40; free for kids under 4. Info, 475-2022.




BOOK SALE: See WED.18. LEAGUE OF VERMONT WRITERS MEET AGENTS EVENT: Published and unpublished writers may sign up for one-on-one pitch sessions during a day packed with presentations, panels, networking opportunities, a cocktail hour and book signings. Trader Duke’s Hotel, South Burlington, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $135-185 nonmembers; $35 per pitch session; preregister. Info, 473-6332. POETRY & PIE II: Wordsmiths Didi Jackson, Julia Shipley and Ocean Vuong read selected stanzas before an open mic session, all accompanied by taste-bud tempting treats. Sweetland Farm, Norwich, 3-5 p.m. $6-10. Info,



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@

FARM TO BALLET PROJECT: See SAT.21, Golden Well Sanctuary, New Haven, 5-9 p.m.

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, 279-3444.


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.


‘HELLO, DOLLY!’: See THU.19. ‘A PERFECT FIT’: A daughter’s new lesbian relationship prompts her mom to question her own sexuality in this Vermont Pride Theater production. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 7:30 p.m. $15-22. Info, 728-6464.

EAT UP ON THE GREEN: Locals skip cooking dinner in favor of food and drink from local purveyors served amid live music, sprinklers and a playground. Camp Meade, Middlesex, 4-9 p.m. Free. Info, 496-2108.


‘GYPSY’: See WED.18.

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STEVEN KIRBY GROUP: The award-winning guitarist and composer brings his Illuminations Project to Brandon, including original works and creative arrangements of jazz standards. Brandon Music, 7:30 p.m. $20; $45 includes dinner; preregister; BYOB. Info, 247-4295.




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fairs & festivals

POWER TO THE POLLINATORS FESTIVAL: What’s the buzz? A local market, distillery tours, talks and live music celebrate bees and other pollen-depositing species. Caledonia Spirits, Hardwick, noon-5 p.m. Free. Info, 472-8000.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘FLYING MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.18. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.18. ‘PRINCESS MONONOKE’: A young warrior finds himself in the middle of a battle between forest gods and a mining colony in this 1997 Japanese animated adventure. Shown Sunday and Wednesday with English dubbing and Monday with English subtitles. Palace 9 Cinemas, South Burlington, 12:55 p.m. $12.50. Info, 660-9300. ‘SEA MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.18. SILENT FILM SERIES: ‘THE ARTIST’: A silent movie star and a young dancer find their careers moving in different directions in this 2011 motion picture. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 3 p.m. $10. Info, 533-9075. ‘WILD AFRICA 3D’: See WED.18.

food & drink

CHOCOLATE TASTING IN BURLINGTON: See SAT.21. 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.

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


Find club dates in the music section. ALBANNACH: The Scottish band takes a fresh new approach to pipe-and-drum music. The Catamount Pipe Band open this Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series concert. Dog Mountain, St. Johnsbury, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. BURLINGTON CONCERT BAND: Local musicians present a varied program of show tunes, marches and pop classics. BYO blanket or lawn char. Battery Park, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, burlingtonconcertbandvt@ CALAIS FOLK CONCERT: Fiddlers Andrea Beaton, Véronique Plasse and Jane Oxnard join Deb Flanders and Pete Sutherland in a 20th-anniversary shindig supporting the Vermont Folklife Center. Old West Church, Calais, 4 p.m. $20. Info, 233-1015. DENISE RICKER & ARTHUR ZORN: “Music for a Summer Sunday” features compositions for flute and piano. Bethany Church, Montpelier, 3 p.m. Free. Info, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW: SOLD OUT. Nashville grooves head north when the Grammy Award-winning string band delivers foot-stomping Americana in a Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on the Green performance. The Ghost of Paul Revere Open. Shelburne Museum, 7 p.m. $3943; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 877-987-6487. STEADY BETTY: See SAT.21, 7-11 a.m.

UKULELE MÊLÉE: Fingers fly at a group lesson on the fourstringed Hawaiian instrument. BYO uke. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. VERMONT MOZART FESTIVAL CHAMBER PLAYERS: See WED.18, Burlington Country Club, dinner, 5:30 p.m.; concert. 7 p.m. $15-40; free for kids. Info, 598-9520. VILLAGE HARMONY TEEN SESSION II: A dozen teen singers regale listeners with a program of international choral music. North Universalist Chapel Society, Woodstock, 7:30 p.m. $5-15. Info, 426-3210.


FINDING BIRDS BY EAR #1: See WED.18, 9 a.m. FORESTRY, HISTORY & THE FUTURE: A GUIDED HIKE: See FRI.20. LITTLE RIVER RAMBLE: See FRI.20. MONTPELIER BIOBLITZ: See SAT.21, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. MOUNT MANSFIELD FOREHEAD HIKE: Walkers maintain a moderate pace, gaining 2,600 feet in elevation. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister. Info, POINTS OF INTEREST: LAKE CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE GUIDED WALK: Pedestrians take a stroll through yesteryear on a historical saunter with experts Elsa Gilbertson and Thomas Hughes. Chimney Point State Historic Site, Addison, 1-3 p.m. $6. Info, 759-2412. ROCKIN’ THE LITTLE RIVER: TOUR OF THE 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 Waterbury Dam, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 11 a.m. $24; free for kids 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.


A DAY OF DISC GOLF: A fun-filled tour allows players of this hybrid sport to experience two different courses, with stops for refreshments along the way. Richmond Park and Ride, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $51.50. Info, DISC GOLF LEAGUES: See THU.19, noon.


AMELIA & TIM FRITZ: The speakers treat armchair travelers to a virtual African safari through photos and stories from their 2017 trip to Botswana and Tanzania. Craftsbury Public Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 586-9683.


‘THE 39 STEPS’: See FRI.20, 3 & 7 p.m.

‘BRIGHT HALF LIFE’: This Vermont Pride Theater production examines a lesbian relationship non-chronologically over 45 years. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 7:30 p.m. $1522;. Info, 728-6464. CHAMPAGNE GALA & AWARDS BANQUET: The Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency and Mirror Repertory Company honor chair Jim Sowles with an awards dinner and thrilling performances by guest opera singers. Highland Lodge, Greensboro, 6-9 p.m. $20; cash bar. Info, 535-9479. ‘CRY-BABY: THE MUSICAL’: See THU.19, 1 & 6 p.m. ‘DIANA OF DOBSON’S’: See THU.19. ‘FUN HOME’: See WED.18, 3 p.m. ‘THE GRASSHOPPER REBELLION CIRCUS & PAGEANT’: A spirited Bread and Puppet Theater production performed in the Circus Field pulls advice from several prominent revolutions in human history. Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, 3 p.m. $10. Info, 525-3031. ‘GYPSY’: See WED.18. ‘HELLO, DOLLY!’: See THU.19, 2-4 p.m. ‘TRUE WEST’: See THU.19, 3-4:30 p.m. ‘TWELFTH NIGHT’: See THU.19, 2 p.m. ‘UNCLE VANYA’: See THU.19. ‘WEST SIDE STORY’: See WED.18, 3 p.m.


BACK ROADS READINGS: Poet Geof Hewitt and novelist Jeffrey Lent give voice to selected works. A reception and book signing follow. Brownington Congregational Church, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 633-4956. BOOK SALE: See WED.18.

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SERVE WEEK: ANEW Place raises awareness of homelessness and inspires action by organizing six days of volunteer opportunities at local organizations. See for details. Various Burlington locations. Free; preregister. Info, 862-9879, ext. 1006.


FRIENDLY FIBER MEETUPS: No matter the material, projects ranging from quilting to felting take shape during a monthly gathering. Waterbury Public Library, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 244-7036.


JOB HUNT HELP: See THU.19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘FLYING MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.18.


‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.18. MUSICAL MONDAY: Characters sing and dance across the screen in a melodic movie. Popcorn is provided. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. ‘PRINCESS MONONOKE’: See SUN.22, 7 p.m. ‘SEA MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.18. ‘WILD AFRICA 3D’: See WED.18.

food & drink

FORGET-ME-NOTS BROWN BAG LUNCHEON: Women ages 65 and up meet for a midday meal. BYO lunch. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., noon. Free. Info, 518-561-6920.


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.18, 6:30 p.m. CRIBBAGE TEAMS: See WED.18. 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. PINOCHLE & RUMMY: See WED.18. SUMMER CHESS CLUB: Checkmate! Players make strategic moves and vie for the opposing king. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.

health & fitness

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

BONE BUILDERS EXERCISE CLASSES: See WED.18. SEATED TAI CHI: Movements are modified for those with arthritis and other chronic conditions. Winooski Senior Center, 11 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 735-5467.



LET’S JAM! LEARN TO PLAY THE UKULELE: Aspiring players ages 8 through adult practice strumming. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. SAMBATUCADA OPEN REHEARSAL: Newbies are invited to help keep the beat as Burlington’s samba streetpercussion band sharpens its sound. Instruments are not required. 8 Space Studio Collective, Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5017. VILLAGE HARMONY: Youth singers stop at Young Tradition Vermont’s Trad Camp for an open-to-the-public gig. High School Campus, Lake Champlain Waldorf School, Shelburne, 12:1512:45 p.m. Free. Info, 233-5293. VILLAGE HARMONY TEEN SESSION II: A dozen teen singers regale listeners with a program of international choral music. Grace Episcopal Church, Sheldon, potluck dinner, 6 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $5-15. Info, 326-4603.


BASIC BICYCLE COMMUTING: Pedal pushers pick up tips for safe and efficient two-wheeled travel. Pizza is provided. Old Spokes Home Community Workshop, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, info@oldspokeshome. com.


HOWARD COFFIN: After a potluck supper, the Civil War historian details the critical role of a littlerecognized group in “Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters.” Enosburg Falls United Methodist Church, 6 p.m. Free. Info, enosburghhistoricalsociety@gmail. com.




‘AS YOU LIKE IT’: Rosalind and Orlando face the trials and triumphs of love in Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, presented by the Hour Glass Youth Theatre. Rain location: Old Brick Church. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

READING THROUGH THE BIBLE: Participants gather near the fireplace to peruse the Scriptures. Panera Bread, South Burlington, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 893-6266. SUMMER BOOK SALE: Thousands of gently used CDs, DVDs, puzzles and page-turners pique shoppers’ interest. Rutland Free Library, 4-8 p.m. Free. Info, 773-1860.



GARDEN TOURS: Horticultural enthusiasts examine beautiful blooms at the Billings Farm & Museum and the Marsh-BillingsRockefeller National Historical Park. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 1 p.m. $16-21; preregister. Info, 457-3368, ext. 222. HOUSE & FORMAL GARDENS TOUR: See THU.19.


COMMUNITY DISCUSSION: Capital city residents weigh in on non-citizen voting in Montpelier city elections. Montpelier City Hall, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-9500. FEAST TOGETHER OR FEAST TO GO: See FRI.20. SERVE WEEK: See MON.23.


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.


‘DURATION AND RESPOND’: See SAT.21. SWING DANCING: Quick-footed participants experiment with different forms, including the Lindy hop, Charleston and balboa. Beginners are welcome. Champlain Club, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Info, 448-2930.




DANCE, PAINT, WRITE!: Creative people end their day with an energetic meditation, music, movement, intuitive painting, free writing and de-stressing. Expressive Arts Burlington, 6:308:30 p.m. $15; preregister. Info, 343-8172. TIME-TRAVEL TUESDAYS: Families experience a blast from the past with 19th-century chores and games in the restored 1890 farm house. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $4-16; free for members and kids under 3. Info, 457-2355.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘BURNED’: A hard-hitting documentary gets to the root of the destruction of forests for energy generation. A discussion follows. Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 457-2911. ‘FLYING MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.18. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.18. ‘THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING’: Elijah Wood portrays a Hobbit who, along with eight brave companions, must destroy a powerful ring to save Middleearth. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. ‘SEA MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.18. ‘WILD AFRICA 3D’: See WED.18.

food & drink

CRAFT BEER TUESDAYS: Golfers and nongolfers alike treat themselves to tastings of popular brews and ciders. Stowe Country Club, 6-8 p.m. Cost of drinks. Info, 760-4653. THE GRAND KITCHEN: Foodies from across generations sharpen their culinary skills in a class designed for children to learn to cook with a grandparent or another older adult. Vermont Farmers Food Center, Rutland, 1-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 786-5990. JOAN NATHAN: Gourmands share stories and family recipes over lunch with the awardwinning Jewish cookbook author. Social Hall, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. $18; preregister; limited space. Info, 864-0218. 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,


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.18, 7 p.m.

health & fitness

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

REIKI CLINIC: Thirty-minute treatments promote physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. JourneyWorks, Burlington, 3-5:30 p.m. $10-30; preregister. Info, 860-6203. YOGA AT THE WINOOSKI VFW: Certified instructors guide veterans and their families through a series of poses. Arrive five to 10 minutes early. Second floor, Winooski VFW Hall, 6-7 p.m. Donations. Info, 655-9832. YOGA WITH PRANAYAMA: Yoga poses and breathing exercises start simply and become more challenging as this six-week series progresses. Waterbury Public Library, 6-7 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 244-7036.


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



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

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Find club dates in the music section. CASTLETON SUMMER CONCERTS: The Twangbusters serve up classic country and honky-tonk stylings. Pavilion, Castleton University, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 468-6039. GIFFORD COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES: The Randolph Center Fire Department provides the food for a family-friendly ’80s covers concert by 4-Play. Gifford Park, Gifford Medical Center, Randolph, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 728-2380. HILARI FARRINGTON & BENEDICT KOEHLER: Regulars on Vermont’s Irish traditional music scene, the pair plays as part of Young Tradition Vermont’s Trad Camp Lunchtime Concert Series. High School Campus, Lake Champlain Waldorf School, Shelburne, 12:1512:45 p.m. Free. Info, 233-5293. JEFF SALISBURY BAND: Audience members bob their heads to the sounds of vintage blues and R&B. Bandstand, Rain location: Old Brick Church. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. MILTON COMMUNITY BAND: “Pops in the Park” and an ice cream social make for a melodic and tasty Tuesday night. Bombardier Park West, Milton, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 893-1398. OPEN JAM: Instrumentalists band together for a free-flowing musical hour. Borrow an instrument or bring your own. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 300. 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. STEVE PRO & THE TICKET: From Motown and disco to classic rock and country, hits from across genres and decades delight listeners from multiple generations. Rain site: Fairlee Town Hall Auditorium. Fairlee Town Common, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE: Backline Collective provide the musical backdrop to a pastoral party featuring good eats. Legion Field, Johnson, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 635-7826. VERMONT MOZART FESTIVAL: See.THU.19, Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. VILLAGE HARMONY TEEN SESSION II: See SUN.22, United Church of Newport. Info, 323-4618. YOUNG TRADITION VERMONT TRAD CAMP INSTRUCTOR SHOWCASE: Pete Sutherland, Brian Perkins, Sarah Hotchkiss and others wow audiences with their musical abilities. Shelburne Farms, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 233-5293. TUE.24

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CLASSICAL MUSIC ENCOUNTERS: Henry and Nathan Wu share their love of the genre by playing piano, violin and cello selections by Bach, Beethoven and others. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 2-3 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403.



LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: Bring a bag lunch to practice the system of communication using visual gestures. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

CASPIAN MONDAY MUSIC: Vermont’s Counterpoint vocal ensemble captivates listeners with its spirited program, “Flowers of the Field.” Caledonia Grange, East Hardwick, 7:30 p.m. $10-20; free for kids under 18. Info, 617-825-8160.



VETERANS YOGA: FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED: Seasoned practitioners and neophytes alike engage in postures of strength and physicality. Participants may bring a friend or other support person. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 448-4262.

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CREATING A BUDGET & FINANCIAL GOAL SETTING: Want to secure your financial future but aren’t sure where to start? A seminar covers the first step in money management. Professional Financial Associates, Colchester, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 865-4067. MEDICARE & YOU: AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDICARE: Members of the Central Vermont Council on Aging clear up confusion about the application process and plan options. Central Vermont Council on Aging, Barre, 3-5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 479-0531.


HOT TOPICS SUMMER LECTURE SERIES: Gita Gill of Northumbria Law School delivers “Environmental Adjudication in India: The National Green Tribunal.” Room 012, Oakes Hall, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1371.


DOWNLOAD AUDIO & EBOOKS: Patrons get plugged into digital magazines, books and audio content during one-on-one sessions with tech whiz Delia Gillen. Waterbury Public Library, 1-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 244-7036.



INTRODUCTION TO FACEBOOK FOR SENIORS: Folks aged 50 and up who are comfortable using the keyboard and mouse and have an email address learn the ABCs of the social-networking tool. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217.



SUMMER LITERATURE READING SERIES: Ambitious readers cover selected pages of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:308:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. YVONNE DALEY: A reading and signing introduces lit lovers to Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks and Radicals Moved to Vermont. Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 472-5533.

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EDIBLE WELLNESS: A Q&A demystifies the benefits of consuming cannabidiol. Attendees treat themselves to sweet CBD delights. Nutty Steph’s Granola & Chocolate Factory, Middlesex, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, 229-2090. GREENER DRINKS: See WED.18.


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A COURSE IN MIRACLES STUDY GROUP: See WED.18. DEATH CAFÉ: Folks meet for a thought-provoking and respectful conversation about death, aimed at accessing a fuller life. Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, Rutland, 7-9 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Info, 353-6991. GUIDED TOURS: See WED.18.

‘FUN HOME’: See WED.18, 7:30 p.m. ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’: The Vermont Suitcase Company raises the curtain on its Green Mountain Statethemed version of Shakespeare’s comedy about lovers, actors and meddling fairies. Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier City Hall, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10-15. Info, 229-0492. ‘WEST SIDE STORY’: See WED.18, 7:30 p.m.




SARAH WARD: What does it mean to speak the truth when a lie protects the ones you love? The Williston author’s new young adult novel, Aesop Lake, examines this question. Phoenix Books Burlington, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 448-3350.

BURLINGTON POETRY GROUP: Writers of verse ages 18 through 30 field constructive feedback on original works. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, CREATIVE NONFICTION: Readers give feedback on essays, poetry and journalism written by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.

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NURSING BEYOND A YEAR MEET-UP: Breastfeeding parents connect over toddler topics such as weaning and healthy eating habits. Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 985-8228.

STOWE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: ‘ITZHAK’: A 2017 documentary provides a warm and personal portrayal of world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman. Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, 7 p.m. $10-15. Info, 253-1800.

PARENT-IN MEETUP: Caregivers aim to be their best by tapping into a variety of skills, styles and activities. Childcare is available upon request. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 652-0997.


STARGAZING: See WED.18. WAGON RIDE WEDNESDAYS: See WED.18. WATERBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING: A potluck dinner leads to an engaging presentation by Steve Cormier, the new general manager of the Waterbury-based radio station WDEV. Bring a chair and a dish to share. Hope Davey Memorial Park, Waterbury Center, potluck, 6 p.m.; program, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 244-8089.

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A SUMMER’S EVE: Toting picnic dinners, blankets and chairs, revelers sample 18th-century treats, take part in historic games and activities, and hear an evening fife-and-drum concert. Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, Burlington, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 865-4556.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU’: Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger star as a strong-willed student and the rebel set on winning her heart. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 7 p.m. $5. Info, 533-9075. ‘FLYING MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.18. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.18. ‘THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS’: Frodo’s quest toward Mordor continues with the help of his friend Sam and the shifty Gollum in the second installment of director Peter Jackson’s trilogy. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. MOVIE: Snacks are provided at a showing of a popular flick. Call for details. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. ‘PHILADELPHIA’: Vermont Pride Theater shows Jonathan Demme’s 1993 Academy Award-winning drama about a gay lawyer with HIV and his fight for justice. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 728-6464. ‘PRINCESS MONONOKE’: See SUN.22, 7 p.m. ‘SEA MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.18.

food & drink

BEERLINGTON FOAMERS MARKET: See WED.18. COMMUNITY SUPPER: See WED.18. COOK THE BOOK: Foodies bring a dish from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking From London’s Ottolenghi to a palate-pleasing potluck. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. FIVE CORNERS FARMERS MARKET: See WED.18. ICE CREAM SOCIAL: See WED.18. LEDDY PARK BEACH BITES: Lakeside picnickers enjoy foodtruck fare, a beer garden, kids’ activities and live entertainment. Attendees on two wheels make use of free bike valet service. Leddy Park, Burlington, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 864-0123. VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: See WED.18.


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.18. CRIBBAGE TEAMS: See WED.18. 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. PINOCHLE & RUMMY: See WED.18.

health & fitness

BONE BUILDERS EXERCISE CLASSES: See WED.18. FIVE STEPS TO COPE WITH LYME DISEASE: Yoga therapist Ragan Sheridan Royer shares simple techniques for reducing stress, cultivating peace and restoring hope for those living with the tick-borne illness. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7:15 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, QIGONG: See WED.18. RESILIENCE FLOW: FOR THOSE WITH A HISTORY OF TBI OR BRAIN INJURY: See WED.18. TOMGIRL WALKING CLUB: See WED.18. Y12SR: YOGA OF 12-STEP RECOVERY: See WED.18.


ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE OF THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN REGION SOCIAL HOUR: Francophones fine-tune their French-language conversation skills over cocktails. Juniper, Burlington, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES: See WED.18.





Find club dates in the music section. BURLINGTON CITY ARTS SUMMER CONCERTS: HANA ZARA: Friends and coworkers convene for a lunchtime indiefolk set. Burlington City Hall Park, noon. Free. Info, 865-7166. CAPITAL CITY BAND: See WED.18. CLASSICAL MUSICAL ENCOUNTERS: Henry and Nathan Wu share their love of the genre by playing piano, violin and cello selections by Bach, Beethoven and others. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS: Classical connoisseurs perk up their ears for compositions by Brahms, Hindemith and others. Elley-Long Music Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, preconcert talk, 6:45 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $10-25; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 800-639-3443. GINKGOA: Nicolle Rochelle and Antoine Chatenet combine electronica and vintage jazz with a highly danceable result. Rain location: Spaulding Auditorium. Dartmouth Green, Hanover, N.H., 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422. JUNK MUSIC & SOUND EXPERIMENTS: Listening exercises, rhythm games and sound improvisations help participants develop their ears. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. MAYFLY: Katie Trautz and Julia Wayne deliver original songs alongside old-time New England and Appalachian music as part of the Young Tradition Vermont Trad Camp Lunchtime Concert Series. High School Campus, Lake Champlain Waldorf School, Shelburne, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Free. Info, 233-5293. THE STRAGGLERS: A lively mix of bluegrass, Americana, vintage country and classic rock entertains onlookers. Mills Riverside Park, Jericho, 6-8 p.m. Donations. Info, 899-2693. TRAD CAMP SHOWCASE: Core instructors and campers are among the performers at this Young Tradition Vermont exhibition of song and dance. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403. VILLAGE HARMONY TEEN SESSION II: See SUN.22, Unitarian Church of Montpelier. Info, 426-3210.




COMMUNITY ROWING: See WED.18. MARK RABIN MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: Four-person teams tee off in a scramblestyle tournament. Harmony Golf Club & Community, Port Kent, N.Y., shotgun starts, 8 a.m. & 1 p.m.; lunch, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. $19.99-49.99; preregister. Info, 518-564-4169.


ALAN BOYE: In “A Stroll Through Time — the People and Places of the Bayley-Hazen Road,” the Northern Vermont University Lyndon professor discusses the road that travels almost the entire length of the Northeast Kingdom. Ryegate Corner Presbyterian Church, South Ryegate, 7 p.m. Free. Info, MARK GREENBERG: “Solidarity Forever: Songs of Unions and Labor” surveys American labor songs from the Industrial Revolution through the coal wars of the 1930s. South Hero Community Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 372-6209.




‘FUN HOME’: See WED.18. ‘GYPSY’: See WED.18. ‘HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL’: See WED.18. ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’: See TUE.24. ‘ROALD DAHL’S JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH’: Northern Stage Summer Musical Theater Intensive students ages 10 through 18 act out the whimsical story of an orphaned boy who escapes miserable circumstances and becomes a hero. Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $19-25. Info, 296-7000. ‘WEST SIDE STORY’: See WED.18.


AUTHORS AT THE ALDRICH: Lit lovers lend their ears for a talk by master craftsman Dan Snow, who penned the 2008 title Listening to Stone: Hardy Structures, Perilous Follies and Other Tangles With Nature. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 476-7550. BOOK SALE: See WED.18. RECOVERY WRITE NOW: See WED.18. WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: Lit lovers analyze works in progress penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. WRITING CIRCLE: See WED.18. m



aromatherapy INTRODUCTION TO ESSENTIAL OILS: Enjoy a free class introducing you to essential oils through Young Living Essential Oils. Hear about the many products that contain essential oils to create a chemical-free home. Explore the use of diffusers and the many benefits offered by using essential oils to enhance your health and wellness. Thu., starting July 26, 7-8 p.m. 1-hour class. Location: Ellen McShane Essentials, 743 Bay Rd., Shelburne. Info: 371-7782, ellen.


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LIFE DRAWING DROP-IN: Spend the evening with other local artists drawing one of our experienced models. Please bring your drawing materials and paper. All materials must be water soluble and solvent-free. No registration required. Instructor: Carolyn Zuaro. Fri., Jul. 13-Aug. 17, 7:30-9 p.m. Cost: $10/person; $9/BCA members. Purchase a drop-in card and get the sixth visit free! Location: BCA Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7166,


CLAY 101: BEGINNER WHEEL: Interested in wheel throwing and looking for how to get started? This introductory course is designed to give beginner students the most common techniques used in making vessels on a clay wheel. Each session begins with a demonstration followed by oneon-one instructor support and time to practice. Mon., 8 weeks, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $360/person; materials & first bag of clay incl. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: Shelburne Craft School, 9853648, info@shelburnecraftschool. org,

LIVING FOODS: FERMENTATION: Be confident about fermenting foods for added nutrition and flavorful delights! From the basic techniques of vegetable fermentation to tonic beverages, incorporating sourdough into unexpected surprises, and culturing dairy into tasty yogurt, kiefer and simple cheeses; all using fresh, local ingredients from the Sterling College farm, field and forest. Daily, Wed.-Fri., Aug. 1-3, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $425/All materials & lunch incl. Location: Sterling College, 16 Sterling Dr., Craftsbury Common. Info: Weylin Garnett, 586-7711-163, newamericanfarmstead@sterlingcollege. edu,

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,

TAIKO AND DJEMBE CLASSES IN BURLINGTON!: New drumming sessions begin weeks of Mar. 3 and May 1. Taiko for Adults: Tue., 5:30-6:20 p.m.; Wed., 6:30-8:20 p.m. Djembe for Adults: Wed., 5:30-6:20 p.m. Taiko for Kids and Parents: Tue., 4:30-5:20 p.m. Djembe for Kids and Parents: Wed., 4:30-5:20 p.m. Drums provided. Conga classes, too! Online schedule, registration. Location: Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 3G, Burlington. Info: 999-4255,

LATIN JAZZ INTENSIVE: Ages 13+. Instructors: Ray Vega & Alex Stewart. A team of instructors joins camp director and founder Alex Stewart to inspire students to reach new heights of creativity and proficiency, with rich opportunities to hone individual skills and master the cooperative team effort of live performance. Students work with jazz trumpet luminary and program founder Ray Vega and a variety of other artist-educators. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 6-10, 12:30-5 p.m. Cost: $315/ person; incl. jazz performance ticket. Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main Street, Burlington. Info: 6524537,

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ACTIVIST THEATER: FOOD & SOCIAL JUSTICE THEATER CAMP: Ages 11-14. Instructors: Allison Talis & Chelsea Frisbee. Experience food justice firsthand at the Intervale Center, “Burlington’s Central Park.” Campers learn about farms, gardens, and Intervale Gleaning and Food Rescue, one of Vermont’s fast-growing food-access projects. The week culminates with a performance created by students based on their learning throughout the camp. In partnership with Intervale. Mon.-Fri., Jul. 23-27, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $325. Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St., Burlington. Info: 652-4537, DISNEY’S FROZEN KIDS THEATER CAMP: Ages 9-13. Instructor: Tim Maynes. Come act, sing and dance with us as we mount a workshop production of Disney’s Frozen Kids, a 30-minute musical adapted and developed exclusively for elementary and middle school students. This musical theater camp culminates in one of the first select pilot productions of this new show in the country. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 6-10, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $350/person. Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St., Burlington. Info: 652-4537, JAZZ IMPROV. FOR BEGINNERS: Ages 8-12 (Recommended for students who have played for a minimum of one year). Instructor: George Voland. Want to join your school’s jazz band or play in a jazz combo? Work on your improvisational and

LEARN SPANISH OR ENGLISH, SWC: We provide high-quality, affordable instruction in the Spanish language for adults, students and children. Travelers’ lesson package. Small classes or private lessons. Our online English classes are live, engaging face-to-face interactions, not computer exercises. In our 12th year. See our website for complete information or contact us for details. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: 585-1025,, PRACTICE YOUR FRENCH THIS SUMMER: Alliance Française is offering a late summer session starting on July 30 at our Burlington location. This six-week session will offer courses for all language levels, including Phonetics, Literature, Conversation and Grammar. Go to to discover our offerings, or contact Micheline at michelineatremblay@gmail. com with questions. Location: Alliance Française, 43 King St., Burlington. Info:

martial arts MARTIAL WAY: Colchester and Milton locations. Classes in selfdefense, karate, kung fu, jiu jitsu and tai chi. We have 14 different age and experience levels, so the training is always age- and skillappropriate. Beginner or experienced, fit or not yet, young or not anymore, we have a class for you! Days and evenings; see website for schedule and fees. Location: Martial Way Self Defense Center, 73 Prim Rd., Colchester, Colchester. Info: David Quinlan, 893-8893, info@martialwayvt. com,


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MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY: Learn how to use your digital camera to see and share the wonder found in small and often unnoticed


BREADMAKING WITH RICHARD MISCOVICH: Flour, water, salt and wild yeast combined with time, handwork and the heat of an oven become a delicious form of sustenance that has marked history throughout the ages. Discover the gifts of fresh-milled flours and a wood-fired oven along the way. Led by renowned instructor Richard Miscovich. Daily: Mon.-Fri., Aug. 13-17, 8:30 a.m-4 p.m. Cost: $1,250/person; incl. all course materials & daily meals. Affordable housing avail. on campus. Location: Sterling College, 16 Sterling Dr., Craftsbury Common. Info: Weylin Garnett, 586-7711-163,,

ensemble skills with acclaimed trombonist George Voland. Campers perform for friends and family in FlynnSpace at week’s end. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 6-10, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $200/ person; incl. jazz performance ticket. Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St., Burlington. Info: 652-4537,


DARKROOM CRASH COURSE: Explore the traditional, analog black-and-white darkroom! Learn how to properly expose black-and-white film, process film into negatives, and make silver gelatin prints. Students will leave with the skills and confidence to join the darkroom as a member. All film, paper and darkroom supplies included. Bring your manual 35mm or

HIGH SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTE: Immerse yourself in the photographic process and develop your artistic vision in this dynamic one-week program! Students will use both the traditional darkroom and the digital lab to create a portfolio of quality images. Instruction in film and digital shooting methods, darkroom printing, image processing in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, group photo shoots, and more will be covered throughout the week. Experience in photography is not required to participate. Scholarships available. Ages: 15-18. Option 1: Jul. 9-12, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Option 2: Aug. 13-17, 8 a.m. -3 p.m. Cost: $360/ person; $324/BCA members. Location: BCA Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7166,

PRINTMAKING INSTITUTE: Join a week-long printmaking course, designed for teens with a passion for art. Students will work in BCA’s print studio and learn about silkscreening and how to apply photo emulsion, use a silkscreen exposure unit and print images using water-based inks. Students will develop a deeper understanding of professional 2D artistic techniques and will leave with prints, silkscreened T-shirts and posters to add to their art portfolio. Aug. 6-10, 12-3 p.m. Cost: $180/person. Location: BCA Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7166,


DSANTOS VT DANCE CLASSES: New classes, new location! Come join the fun. Weekly classes in salsa, bachata, kizomba, kuduro. No partner or experience needed. Beginner drop-in classes. Salsa, Mon., 7-8 p.m.; Kizomba, Wed., 8-9 p.m.; Bachata, Thu., 6-7 p.m. Cost: $15/1-hour class. Location: Dsantos VT Dance Studio, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Unit 112A, Burlington. Info: Jon Bacon, 227-2572,


Call 865-7166 for info or register online at Teacher bios are also available online.

FINE METAL JEWELRY INSTITUTE: Join us for this week-long fine metals course, specially designed for teens with a passion for art. Use professional jewelry tools to make rings, pendants and bracelets with brass and silver. Learn basic jewelry techniques, including sawing, filing, soldering, texturing, ring sizing and more. Individual projects will be encouraged in this small class based on students’ interests. Lead-free solder and safe-flux are used during the camp. Ages 15-18. Jul. 30-Aug. 3, noon-3 p.m. Cost: $180/person. Location: BCA Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7166,

PASTEL WORKSHOP: Spend an evening in our drawing and painting studio with versatile and colorful pastels. In this fun, onenight class you’ll discover basic drawing and blending techniques to create an abstract or realistic piece of paper that you’ll be excited to bring home. All basic materials included. No experience necessary. Instructor: Janet Armentano. Jul. 25, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $25/person; $22.50/BCA members. Location: BCA Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7166,

CLAY 203: ALTERNATIVE FIRING: Ever wonder how to get a smoky earthen patina with ceramics? This intermediate-level course explores slow alternative methods from Japanese Raku, to Eastern European Obvara, to ancient “baked clay” pit firing. Students set independent project goals for exploring their own practice. Demonstrations are tailored based on class request. Mon., 8 weeks, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $360/person; materials and first bag of clay incl. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: Shelburne Craft School, 985-3648, info@,


200-HOUR AYURVEDA INTEGRATION PROGRAM: Join us in learning and immerse yourself in the oldest surviving preventative health care system. This program is ideal for yoga teachers, counselors, therapists, bodyworkers, nurses, doctors, wellness coaches, herbalists, etc. VSAC approved and payment plans available. Can transfer hours to Kripalu’s Ayurveda Health Counselor program. More information at ayurvedavermont. com/classes. 2019 schedule: Feb. 9-10, Mar. 9-10, Apr. 6-7, May 17-18, Jun. 8-9, Jul. 13-14, Aug. 17-18, Sep. 14-15, Oct. 19-20, Nov. 16-17. Cost: $2,795. Location: The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont, 34 Oak Hill Rd., Williston. Info: Allison Morse, 872-8898,

medium-format-film camera to the first class. Instructor: Rebecca Babbitt. No experience necessary. Mon., Jul. 23-Aug. 13, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $180/person; $162/BCA members. Location: BCA Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7166,

details in the natural world! In this four-week class, participants will learn how to train their eyes to see tiny subjects out in nature, to figure out the macro capabilities of their cameras, and to compose a visually compelling photograph. Classes will be a mix of outdoor photo shoots and in-class group discussions. Point and shoot and DSLR cameras are both welcome. No experience necessary. Instructor: Laura Hale. Thu., Jul. 12-Aug. 2, 4-6 p.m. Cost: $120/person; $108/BCA members. Location: BCA Studios, 405 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 865-7166,




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OVER NINE THOUSAND ACADEMY: Become a Kung Fu bad@ss and learn to be strong, supple, fierce and centered. We believe in a holistic approach to martial arts and offer both hard and soft styles along with Taoist meditation practices. Classes are offered for adults and children, and we specialize in serving special needs kids. Classes offered Mon-Sat. Location: Onta Studio, 373 Blair Park Rd., Suite #102, Williston. Info: 683-8539,,




VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU: Brazilian jiujitsu is a martial arts combat style based entirely on leverage and technique. Brazilian jiujitsu

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


Peace Village, 2202 Dowingsville Rd., Lincoln. Info: Sunray Meditation Society, Catherine Dyer, 647-688-0984, cdyer@, programs/elders-gathering.

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.

spirituality 34TH ANNUAL ELDERS GATHERING: All are welcome. Sacred Fire. Healing Ceremony. Indigenous Wisdom. Meditation. Nature & Science. Camping. Traditional teachings from Tsalagi, Abenaki, Algonquin, Mayan and Narragansett Elders. Tibetan Buddhist Dharma and modern astrophysics interwoven. Beautiful mountain setting. By donation. Children welcome. Meals available for purchase. Jul. 27-29. Cost: $75/day suggested donation. Location: Sunray

Can you name the three branches of government? In 2016, the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania found that only a quarter of all adults surveyed could name all three branches of government; a third could not name a single one. Help Seven Days and Kids VT raise the profile of civics education by encouraging your kids (or kids you know) to complete the Good Citizen Challenge — a fun and educational summer activity for Vermont’s youth. Get started at with support from:

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tai chi 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,

yoga 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, 7-8 a.m., four days per week; and Yoga on the Deck overlooking the lake, Tue. and Thu., 7:15-8:15 p.m. All lake classes are at the Community Sailing Center. Daily drop-in classes including $5 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. $5-$15/ class; $140/10-class card; $5-10/ community class. Location: Evolution Yoga, 20 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: 864-9642, HONEST YOGA: Honest yoga offers heated yoga for all levels. We hold yoga teacher trainings at the 200- and 500-hour levels, as well as children and dance teacher courses. (YTT includes FREE unlimited membership) Yoga and dance classes for ages 2 and up in our two beautiful practice spaces! Your children can practice in one room while you practice in the other. No need for childcare. Brand-new beginners’ course: This includes

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


Thursday, July 26, 2018- 7:00 PM - Brattleboro Monday, July 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM - Rutland Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 7:00 PM – St. Albans The Vermont Public Utility Commission will hold hearings to gather public input on Green Mountain Power Corporation’s filing requesting approval of a multi-year regulation plan. (PUC Case No. 18-1633-PET). Hearing locations: The public hearing on Thursday, July 26, 2018, will be conducted at the Brattleboro Municipal Offices, Selectboard Meeting Room, 230 Main Street, Suite 212, Brattleboro, Vermont. The public hearing on Monday, July 30, 2018, will be conducted at the Rutland Free Library, Fox Room, at 10 Court Street, Rutland, Vermont. The public hearing on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, will be conducted at the St. Albans City Hall Auditorium, 100 North Main Street, St. Albans, Vermont. Prior to the public hearings, at 6:00 P.M., the Vermont Department of Public Service will host a presentation by Green Mountain Power Corporation during which time the utility will describe the multi-year regulation plan and be available to answer questions. Hearing sites are handicapped accessible. Please contact the Clerk of the Commission if you require accommodation (802-828-2358).



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Bishop. I don’t know how many artists out there are actually cutting the groove on their phonograph record. So all that is to say is that, yes, it’s pretty hands-on. We purchased a lathe and custom-built the lathe to be able to produce acoustic music the very best way possible.






SD: Why go to all that trouble? That’s not something a lot of folks would do. GW: Ever since I was a kid, I was listening to music off phonograph records. And it always made me sad that when we came along and when I actually started putting out albums, they weren’t albums. So the fact that we were finally remedying that, it was really important to us to do it right. David and I put so much effort and care into every step of recording.


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hese days, when Gillian Welch and David Rawlings cut a record, they literally cut a record. In 2013, the longtime musical duo purchased a record lathe so that they, along with mastering engineer Steven Marcusson and assistant engineer Brent Bishop, could cut their own master discs — the plates that record plants use to press vinyl LPs. Doing so has allowed Welch to reissue her earlier albums on vinyl for the first time. Last year she rereleased 2011’s The Harrow & the Harvest on her label Acony Records. Next up, also on Acony, is 2003 album Soul Journey, available on vinyl August 10. It’s almost inconceivable that Welch’s music hadn’t received the record treatment until now. The depth and nuance of her gorgeous, gothic brand of acoustic Americana would seem tailor-made for the sonic richness and intimacy of vinyl. And, in fact, it is. As Welch recently said, “We’ve always worked with the LP in mind.” But, she noted, when her career began in the 1990s, “vinyl was

temporarily dead.” Indeed, her first two albums, Revival (1996) and Hell Among the Yearlings (1998), were released on CD and cassette. Soul Journey is a curious album in the Welch canon. Following her placement on the soundtrack of the 2000 Coen Brothers hit O Brother, Where Art Thou? and the release of her critically adored 2001 record Time (The Revelator), Welch was entrenched as a rising star in the exploding realm of acoustic Americana. But Soul Journey was different — a notion illustrated by its two most famous cuts, album bookends “Look at Miss Ohio” and “Wrecking Ball.” The former opens the record in archetypal Welch/Rawlings fashion: A sleepy dobro breezes around the loping strum of an acoustic guitar. Then, on perhaps her most recognizable lyric, Welch sings of her restless Miss Ohio: “She says, ‘I wanna do right, but not right now.’” Thirty-nine minutes later, “Wrecking Ball” closes the album with anthemic folk rock, including — gasp! — electric instruments.

In between, Welch, Rawlings, Son Volt bassist Jim Boquist and Austin songwriter Mark Ambrose weave a tapestry of typically beautiful acoustic numbers (“Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor,” “One Little Song”) and more rambunctious — for Welch, at least — full-band cuts, such as the chugging “Wayside/Back in Time” and the organ-tinged “Lowlands.” As Welch put it to Seven Days by phone, “Soul Journey was a tiny bit of a crazy quilt.” Welch and Rawlings perform on Thursday, July 19, at the Flynn MainStage in Burlington. SEVEN DAYS: I understand you’ve taken a rather hands-on approach to pressing your records. Can you tell me more about that? GILLIAN WELCH: You may not know this, but it used to be that whoever was actually cutting the groove would inscribe their initials. If you look at old records, you’ll see them. Well, if you look at our records, it’s Steven Marcusson, David Rawlings, Gillian Welch and Brent


We still record on tape, even though they don’t even really make tape anymore. We bought tons of tape before they stopped making it. We work in an analog studio that has no Pro Tools or digital recording devices in it, because that’s not how acoustic music sounds best. It’s not to be antiquated; nothing is arbitrary. Everything is a tool to get the final product. The same is true for the vinyl. Every step of the way is so that it would sound beautiful. And I kinda think we built the best-sounding lathe in North America. I can’t speak to the rest of the world, but I haven’t heard anybody else’s that sounds better. SD: In an interview with Stereogum, you said that the process of cutting the LPs has enriched your understanding of the albums. How has that helped you better understand Soul Journey? GW: I’m really happy to say that this phonograph pressing of Soul Journey sounds about 100 times better than CD. The albums hangs together better on vinyl than it ever did before. There’s DEEP CUTS

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with Guster that the musicians in VSO are going to have a really fun time [with],” says Cadwallader, adding that it will be a different kind of fun than they normally have with “the dead German guys we usually play.” Both Guster and the VSO have embarked on similar collaborations before. Guster previously teamed up with classical ensembles such as the COLORADO SYMPHONY and the DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. And the VSO linked up with indie-folk singer-songwriter GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV two years ago.

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Summer 2018 has already provided us with a memorable selection of outdoor concerts and multiday festivals. But the hits keep coming this week when seasoned rockers GUSTER team up with the VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA for a one-of-a-kind collaboration. The two groups take the stage on Saturday, July 21, at the Green at the Shelburne Museum. Psych-pop quintet MADAILA add support. “This is important for us to do as an institution,” says VSO executive director BEN CADWALLADER. “What is the place of an orchestra in this really diverse and incredible arts community that we have here in Vermont? This kind of work with Guster — that’s at the front lines of how we are proactively evolving this institution and art form.”

Cadwallader reckons the trend of pairing rock bands with symphony orchestras can be traced back to METALLICA’s two-night run with the SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY. The 1999 shows were recorded and later released as live album S&M. The impending event wouldn’t be possible without composer and JukeBox music series curator MATT LAROCCA. The frequent VSO collaborator charted all of Guster’s work for the performance. “It’s so fun for bands to play with orchestras,” says Guster’s RYAN MILLER. “It feels like you’re on a battleship. You have all this power behind you. All of these little things you might play on a guitar — there might be eight people playing that.” “There’s a lot about the harmonic and rhythmic language we experience

Remember Shrinedom 2017? Sure you do. Last September, a bunch of ’80s hard-rock bands and artists — such as LITA FORD, FIREHOUSE and MÖTLEY CRÜE’s VINCE NEIL — were supposed to perform at a large-scale outdoor concert in Irasburg to benefit the Shriners organization. But on the day of the show, everything went to hell. Nary a scheduled headliner performed. The details of what went wrong were somewhat murky. But now, a newly released report from Vermont’s Office of the Attorney General explains what happened. According to a press release, “…the organizers had not sold enough tickets to pay the national bands” on the day of the show. Therefore, the bands walked. The release also mentions a bogus cover story relating to faulty generators, allegedly spread by the festival’s organizers. Speaking of whom… ADAM JOHNSON and MARCUS CLAY, the folks who arranged the concert, are

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ARTSRIOT: Lauren Ruth Ward, Francesca Blanchard (singersongwriter), 8:30 p.m., $10. CLUB METRONOME: Glazed: A Half Dozen Acts featuring West1ne, 99 Neighbors, Crusty Cuts x Loupo, Four-D, CRWD CTRL, Jared x Jeremy, SVPPLY, STRYTLLR (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $5.

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

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Swimmer, Folkfaces, Kendall Street Company (jam), 8 p.m., free/$5. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Kenduskeag (psych-ambient), 5:30 p.m., free. The Glimpses (folk-rock, Americana), 7 p.m., free. Snughouse (indie folk), 8:30 p.m., free. Old Flame (psychedelic, indie rock), 10:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: The High Breaks (surf), 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: Gypsy Reel (traditional Irish), 7:30 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Hotel Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.

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

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HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Spag Heddy, D Fuego (EDM), 8:30 p.m., $15/20.


Tin Pan Alley The steel pan is a somewhat marginalized instrument.

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

Also known as the steel drum, it rarely appears outside of Caribbean music, making its

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virtuoso JONATHAN SCALES defies audience expectations by incorporating the instrument

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

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BAYSIDE PAVILION: The Starline Rhythm Boys (rockabilly), 6 p.m., free. NORTH HERO HOUSE INN & RESTAURANT: Leno, Young & Cheney (rock covers), 5:30 p.m., free.


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BIG FATTY’S BBQ: Pub Sing with Nils Fredland (traditional, sing-along), 7 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. Jacqueline Novak, Chris Laker (standup), 8:30 p.m., $8..

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

MOOGS PLACE: Jim Charanko (Americana), 7:30 p.m., free.

THE SPOT ON THE DOCK: DJ Disco Phantom (eclectic dance), 5 p.m., free.


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THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Justin Panigutti (rock), 7 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Big Pond Improv Festival: Boom City, Tinder Nightmares, 7 p.m., $10. Big Pond Improv Festival: Dough Girls, Staff Infection, Knucklepuck, 8:15 p.m., $10. Big Pond Improv Festival: Kingdom Kids, Sandwitches, My Brother’s Girlfriend, 9:30 p.m., $10.

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

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. Tom Pearo (ambient, jazz), 9:30 p.m., $5.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Jonathan Scales Fourchestra (funk, experimental), 8:30 p.m., free.


DEMENA’S: extempo: Live Original Storytelling, 8 p.m., $5.

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

SIDEBAR: Qwark (indie, punk), 10 p.m., $3.

STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Bluegrass Jam Session, 7 p.m., free.

HALF LOUNGE: Open Decks, 9 p.m., free. JUNIPER: John Coltrane Tribute, 8:30 p.m., free.

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

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

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

something that happens with the phonograph sound waves that makes the record sound more cohesive. SD: How has your relationship to that material changed over the last 15 years? GW: I don’t think I could have told you that “Wrecking Ball” would have hung around and become some people’s favorite song. I think when we started the session, “Wrecking Ball” wasn’t even in it. Also, we knew that a lot of the songs weren’t going to be acoustic duets. We knew they were different kinds of songs, but we didn’t have much of a plan. We

signature metallic reverberations synonymous with beach culture and reggae. American into funky avant-garde compositions. An ever-changing lineup of players fills out the

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Vicrtory (soul, folk), 8 p.m., $15/17. JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Irish Session, 7 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: Anthill Collective presents 3rd Thursdays featuring Lejend, B. Marie, Drive, Ciurleo, Biozone (hip-hop), 9 p.m., free.

rhythm section in his band, FOURCHESTRA. Through meandering melodies and harmonic

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Jenni and the Jazz Junketeers, 7 p.m., free.

gymnastics, Scales improvises and experiments with remarkable showmanship. Catch

ONE RADISH EATERY: Art Herttua and Ray Carroll (jazz), 6 p.m., free.

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra on Thursday, July 19, at the Skinny Pancake in Burlington.

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



ARTSRIOT: Shannon McNally (folk-blues, country-rock), 8:30 p.m., $12/15.

didn’t really know what we were doing. Like, I don’t think we had any idea that Dave was going to play organ. Dave played virtually no guitar. He played organ and drums and a little bit of guitar. So what strikes me now about the album is that we had really open minds, and we weren’t really judging ourselves. Whatever seemed like the thing to do to the song, that’s what we did. It was an extremely un-hung-up record. That’s what I like about it now. So I’d like to applaud us for not being hung up. [Laughs.] SD: I applaud you, as well! I was reading reviews of the record from 2003, and it seemed many critics didn’t approach it with quite the open minds you had when making it.

DRINK: Downstairs Comedy Open Mic, 8 p.m., free. FINNIGAN’S PUB: DJ Craig Mitchell (open format), 10 p.m., free. HALF LOUNGE: SVPPLY & Bankz (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Mike Martin and Geoff Kim (jazz), 7 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Randal Pierce (jazz), 7 p.m., free. James Harvey Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., $5-10. Dan Ryan Express (jazz), 10:30 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. Cole Davidson (Album Release), Nina’s Brew (folk-rock), 9:30 p.m., $5/10. 18+. RADIO BEAN: The Zii Trees (singer-songwriter), 5:30 p.m., free. Blackwater Trio (Americana), 7 p.m., free. Alex Smith (folk), 8:30 p.m., free. The Spins, Bobolink (indie), 10:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: Andrew DiMarzo (soul, rock), 7 p.m., free. D Jay Baron (mashup, hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.

GW: Yeah! I totally agree. But I like that we weren’t really worried about it. In some regards, I feel like it’s about the closest we’ve come to making a record the way I’ve imagined somebody like Neil Young would make a record. I’ve always had this impression that he just doesn’t worry about it, that he just does it and keeps moving forward. SD: It’s been a while since you’ve released an album of new material. Do you have plans for a new studio album at some point soon? GW: Yeah. We’ve just barely started doing some recording. We actually have made two Dave records since the last Gillian record. So it feels like we’ve


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Italian Session (traditional), 6 p.m., free. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Peter Mayhew Band (rock), 9 p.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: Django Soulo (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., free. THREE PENNY TAPROOM: Inner Fire District (folk, klezmer), 9 p.m., free.


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been busy. I mean, we’ve definitely been busy. It’s not like we’ve been on a vacation. SD: Well, you did build a lathe. GW: We built the lathe. And we started releasing our records on vinyl. And we started our bootleg series and put out the first volume of that, which is all the studio outtakes and demos from Revival. So, yeah, I’d say we’re due for another Gillian Welch record. m Contact:

INFO An Evening With Gillian Welch is Thursday, July 19, 8 p.m., Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $38.75-54.50.






both named: “Johnson has agreed not to direct any fundraisers for five years. Clay will not produce any events with an audience greater than 1,000 for five years.” Hooray for justice? Here’s the best part: If you purchased tickets to the failed attempt at a rock show, you are eligible for a refund! Visit to find the refund submission form and to read the press release in its entirety.




attract my attention so much that I feel I have to mention it. This week’s eye-catching band is … VERMONT. Weird, right? While I can’t think of a worse name for a VT-based group, it’s actually kind of adorable that the Cincinnati pop-punk outfit uses our state’s name. Why call itself Vermont? The group claims it was playing Monopoly and was inspired by the Vermont Avenue space. Works for me! Vermont play Radio Bean on Wednesday, July 25, along with locals APB and DAYS ON END. Listen to Vermont’s infectious new EP, I Didn’t Think We’d Make It This Far, at vermontbandohio.







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New local band alert: Briefly called DEAD ISLAND, singer-songwriter and guitarist ROB VOLAND’s new group — tentatively called ROB VOLAND BAND — hits Radio Bean on Saturday. The trio also includes HUNT MANLEY on bass and WREN KITZ on drums. Recently, while watching them play at the Monkey House, I was so awestruck that I wondered what other Seven Days writers have said about Voland in the past. In 2006, former music editor CASEY RAE wrote of Voland’s album Springinsfeld, “His fractured melodies and aching, NEIL YOUNG-style electric guitar pushes the singer-songwriter genre to the outer limits.” The same is true of the artist’s new material, which can be heard on a limited-release cassette tape, Quality Loneliness, available only at shows. 


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This week, the Vermont Comedy Club launches the Big Pond Improv Festival. A first for the Burlingtonbased giggle mill, the three-day fest runs from Thursday, July 19, through Saturday, July 21. Teams from all over the Northeast — including Montréal; Philadelphia; New York City; Hartford, Conn.; the Boston area; and the Green Mountain State — descend on the club in 12 blocks of improvised hilarity. Tickets can be purchased for each segment, or you can throw down for an all-access pass. If you plan to see five or more sets, the all-access pass is the way to go.

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. DRIVE-IN, “Night Drive” MADONNA, “Dear Jessie” YEARS & YEARS, “Palo Santo” BEACH HOUSE, “L’Inconnue”


Have you ever been at a concert and had the misfortune of standing next to two people who wouldn’t stop talking? I have — more times than I can count. I used to ask such Chatty Cathies the convoluted question, “Would it be OK if I asked you to move your conversation elsewhere?” Note that my passive-aggressive phrasing avoided actually telling them to shut up, or even asking them to move. I would ask them if I could ask them. A history of mixed results led me to retire the question. Now, I simply suck it up and move myself when I’m standing next to Lord and Lady Talksalot. Is that a sign of maturity or defeat? Segue: You won’t have to worry about incessant chatter at soul-jazz ensemble SMALLTALKER’s upcoming show on Friday, July 20, at Burlington’s North End Studio A. As part of Foam Brewers’ Listener Series, the off-site event puts an emphasis on, well, listening. So put a pin in your dissection of Season 2 of “Westworld” until after the show.

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

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

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MINGLE NIGHTCLUB: DJ Bo Mustafic (hits, hip-hop), 9 p.m., $5.

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ARTSRIOT: Lady Moon & the Eclipse (Afro-beat, R&B), 9 p.m., free. BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: James Harvey (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Wildwoods Pre-Party featuring the Edd, Shantyman (prog-rock), 9 p.m., $5. HALF LOUNGE: J’Beau (R&B, electro-pop), 8 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Lowell Thompson (alt-country), 9 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Steph Pappas Experience (Americana), 7 p.m., free. Lindsay Lou (Americana), 9 p.m., $10. DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 11 p.m., $5. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: DJ WuChon (house, disco), 10 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free. Glen David Andrews (jazz, funk), 9 p.m., $7. RADIO BEAN: Friday Morning Sing-Along with Linda Bassick & Friends (kids’ music), 11 a.m., free. Happy Hour with DJ Ryan Kick (eclectic), 4 p.m., free. Austin & Elliot (indie folk), 7 p.m., free. Brett Deptula (rock), 8:30 p.m., free. The Parlor (art-pop), 10 p.m., $5. Jeb Bush Orchestra (funk), 11:30 p.m., $5.

SWEET MELISSA’S: Kris Gruen (acoustic), 6 p.m., free. Tim Brick (country), 9 p.m., $5.

recorded countless hours of work that would later be Also a singer, Bennett and her guitarist husband, Rick

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Out in the Valley Happy Hour, 6:30 p.m., free.


GUSTO’S: DJ MTL (open format), 9 p.m., free.

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: James Towle (singersongwriter), 8:30 p.m., free.

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


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CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Some Hollow, Sweatpants (folk-rock), 9 p.m., free.

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

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Irish Session, 2 p.m., donation. Jason Baker (folk, Americana), 6 p.m., free.

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ZENBARN: Chris Killian and the Vermont Bridage (country, rock), 9 p.m., free.

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


THE DEN AT HARRY’S HARDWARE: Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette (folk), 7 p.m., free.


Hinkle, present an evening of song and stories about

MOOGS PLACE: Gary Wade (acoustic), 9 p.m., free.

in history. Bennett performs on Friday, July 20, at the


Engine Room in White River Junction.

RED SQUARE: Chris Page (singer-songwriter), 4 p.m., free. Good Lord the Liftin’ (blues, jazz), 7 p.m., free. DJ Craig Mitchell (open format), 11 p.m., free. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ KermiTT (eclectic), 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Troy Millette (folk-rock), 7 p.m., free. SVPPLY (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Seth Yacovone Blues Trio, 4 p.m., free. Ben Bevins and Frieds, Haewa (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Big Pond Improv Festival: Julia DiFernando, She Thicc, 7 p.m., $10. Big Pond Improv Festival: Dunk Tank, Shpack, Something Wicked, 8:15 p.m., $10. Big Pond Improv Festival: On the Spot, Slinky Says Relax, 9:30 p.m., $10. Big Pond Improv Festival: Li’l Strawberry Bitch, Totes Nasty, Gross & Fancy, 10:45 p.m., $10.

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

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Voices in Vain, Ghastly Sound, Wolfhand, Brain Habits, Subtleties (metal), 7:30 p.m., $10/12. JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Shane Murley Band (Americana), 7 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: Dark Star Project (Grateful Dead tribute), 5 p.m., free. Little Junior, Staygold & the Ponyboys (power-pop), 9:30 p.m., $5/10. 16+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Sam & Dylan (rock), 5 p.m., free. JUSTICE (rock), 9 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Buckshot (rock, blues), 7:30 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: DJ Disco Phantom (eclectic dance), 9 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Dave Loughran (acoustic rock), 6 p.m., free. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Bishop LaVey (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., free. Taylor and the Apes (rock), 9 p.m., free. GUSTO’S: Scott Graves (acoustic), 5 p.m., free. Son of a Gun (rock), 9 p.m., $5. MINGLE NIGHTCLUB: DJ Bay 6 (hits), 9 p.m., $5. SWEET MELISSA’S: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5:30 p.m., free. Boomslang, Maiden Voyage (hip-hop), 9 p.m., free.


MOOGS PLACE: Chris Lyon (solo acoustic, Americana), 6 p.m., free. Drunk & in the Woods (funk, soul), 9 p.m., free.

mad river valley/ waterbury ZENBARN: Blackwater Trio (Americana), 9 p.m., $3.

middlebury area

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: 19th Anniversary Bash with Dirty Looks (rock), 9:30 p.m., free.

rutland/killington IRON LANTERN: Cooie Sings (Americana), 6 p.m., free.

champlain islands/northwest

TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Roy & the Wrecks (rock, country), 7 p.m., free.

upper valley

THE ENGINE ROOM: An Evening with Siri: Susan Cameron Bennett (spoken word, acoustic), 6 p.m., $50.

northeast kingdom HIGHLAND LODGE: Howie Cantor (folk), 7 p.m., free.

outside vermont

MONOPOLE: Cash Journey (Johnny Cash tribute), 10 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Raul (salsa, reggaeton), 6 p.m., free. DJ Reign One (EDM), 11 p.m., free.

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

SIDEBAR: Avery Cooper Quartet (jazz), 8 p.m., free. SVPPLY (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

NAKED TURTLE: The Duo (rock), 6 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Lydia Gray (Album Release), Ed Eastridge (Americana, Brazilian jazz), 8 p.m., free.



BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Jeff Wheel (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. FOAM BREWERS: The Wolff Sisters & the Last Cavalry, Erin Cassels-Brown (folk-rock), 8:30 p.m., free. HALF LOUNGE: Gordon Goldsmith (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., free. OD3 and Friends (house), 10 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Silver Bridget (Americana-inspired covers, instrumental), 7:30 p.m., free. Warm Water (soul, jazz), 9:30 p.m., free. DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 11 p.m., $5. NECTAR’S: Ben Slotnick (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. Midnight Mosaic (jam, eclectic), 9 p.m., $7. RADIO BEAN: Brad Schneider (folk), 5:30 p.m., free. Sean Kehoe (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. Laini and the Wildfire (pop-rock), 8:30 p.m., free. Rob Voland Band (rock), 10 p.m., $5. Sabouyouma (West-African fusion), 11:30 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE: Left Eye Jump (blues), 3 p.m., free. The Tricksters (rock), 7 p.m., free. Mashtodon (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Justin Panigutti Band (rock), 9 p.m., free. SMITTY’S PUB: Bethany Conner and Troy Millette (folk-rock), 8 p.m., free. SPEAKING VOLUMES: Wished Bone (Album Release), Full Walrus, Amelia Devoid, Ebn Ezra (indie), 9 p.m., $5-10. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Big Pond Improv Festival: Elderberry Jam, VT Comedy Club Tourco, 6 p.m., $10. Big Pond Improv Festival: Silhouette, Wes Wing, Mess Hall, 7 p.m., $10. Big Pond Improv Festival: Tinder Nightmares, Bad People, 8:15 p.m., $10. Big Pond Improv Festival: Naffy, Training for Prom, Bird & Friends, 9:30 p.m., $10. Big Pond Improv Festival: Longfellow, the Unmentionables, 10:45 p.m., $10.

chittenden county HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: David Bromberg (folk, blues), 8 p.m., $30/32.

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Girls Rock Vermont Showcase (rock), 12:30 p.m., $5. JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: The Jeff Salisbury Band (blues), 7 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: TV Shirt, Final Lap, Guys!, Aliendog, Call Shotgun (alternative), 9 p.m., $3/8. 18+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Uncle Jimmy (rock), 5 p.m., free. Shake (pop, rock), 9 p.m., free.

middlebury area

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: 19th Anniversary Bash with DJ Earl (open format), 9:30 p.m., free.

champlain islands/northwest TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Stefani Capizzi (folk), 7 p.m., free.

outside vermont

MONOPOLE: Haewa (jam), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Maybe April (Americana), 8:30 p.m., free.

SUN.22 burlington

HALF LOUNGE: Junglist Lounge (drum and bass), 10 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Game Night, 7 p.m., free. Loveful Heights (folk), 9 p.m., $5. NECTAR’S: Mi Yard Reggae Night with DJs Big Dog and Jahson, 9 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: JC Sutton & Sons (bluegrass), 1 p.m., free. Old Sky and Friends (Americana), 6 p.m., free. Strictly Stock (post-punk, new wave), 10:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: Bob McKenzie Blues Band, 7 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: DJ A-RA$ (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Bluegrass Brunch, noon, free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Southern Old Time Music Jam (traditional), 10 a.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: Kathleen Kanz Comedy Showcase (standup), 6:30 p.m., free. Live Band Karaoke, 8 p.m., donation.

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


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REVIEW this Julia Caesar, Heavy Flow


Riding a wave of righteous feminist momentum, Julia Caesar finally unveil their debut EP, Heavy Flow. And it’s impossible to take it in without considering the current political context. The reckoning within the music industry puts more attention on female, queer and other disenfranchised voices than ever before. Locally, Julia Caesar are a huge part of that movement. First, the female-fronted indie-rock quartet’s moniker subverts a narrative of male empowerment and veneration. Then there’s the six-track EP’s confrontational title. It unsubtly says, “Women have menstrual cycles. Fucking deal with it.” Finally, the group is known for its enthusiastic support of other femmeidentifying creators, in Vermont and beyond. Aside from the politics, what makes Julia Caesar so enthralling are their



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dating in the 21st century. “You seem pretty safe, and so am I,” she sings. “Let me treat you to a coffee and some pie.” The duo takes on a traditional tune in “Harbour of Typee,” originally performed by Ewan MacColl, A.L. Lloyd and Peggy Seeger for a 1962 documentary called Whaler Out of New Bedford. A gothic dread hangs over Ruane’s arrangement, and his and Duquette’s voices create a vivid picture of frozen ropes, freezing harbors and dreams of southern seas. The original songs, mostly penned by Ruane, more than hold up, but the most NEXT WEEK impressive thing about this record is its versatility. Both singers have engaging voices, the songs never linger too long, and the writing has true character. For those who have already been listening to the duo, none of that will come as a surprise — though these are arguably the strongest tunes they’ve written to date. Notch Road is available on iTunes and CD Baby, and you can also buy it at The couple will play tunes from the album, and more, on Saturday, July 21, at the Den at Harry’s Hardware in Cabot.


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waves with trio Bread and Bones, earning accolades for their traditionally based folk music. After the Ripton band’s 2011 album Could Have Been a Dream, it trimmed down to a duo. Notch Road marks the couple’s debut, but it has all the confidence and mastery a longtime listener might expect. The songwriting is heavy with experience. “Ellie Brown” is a Vermont-centric paean to heartbreak. From Windham through Rutland counties, town after town is name-checked over a classic folk arrangement. The towns appear in Ruane’s car window as he passes by and thinks about a long-lost love. “But only now and then,” he clarifies, a mournful note in his voice as he learns to let that old love go. The album is not all doom and gloom. Ruane and Duquette have a quirky side, too. The jaunty “I Spy” takes a look at love and courting through the lens of Seven Days’ infamous section of the same name. Over Ruane’s clear, assured acoustic guitar, Duquette waxes philosophic about

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“When you look at me, do you see a future or a chain?” That is no simple question to ask a lover. You can imagine everything going still as two people suddenly grapple with such a behemoth between them, two hearts trying to find each other through all the bullshit life can bring. Such is the power of Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette’s new record, Notch Road. The love songs are never simple. The anecdotes are far from cliché. And when the album asks questions such as the one quoted above from “Back With Rosemarie,” they are the morally complicated yearnings of adulthood, lined with equal parts regret and weathered hope. Ruane and Duquette first made local

vindicated not-too-distant future: “You can hear us saying all the thoughts that once were frayed / We call each other by our chosen names.” The country-tinged “Crimson” moves through gleeful jauntiness to bellicose grunge. The track reminds those with inherent privilege to be conscious of the marginalized: “The walls we thought were white are soaked in violence secondhand … The apathy you feel is only making it more real.” Rice and Stafford’s guitar work shines on the EP’s closer, “Hear Me Now.” From jagged, fissure-like licks to wispy, arpeggiated riffs, the triumphant finale burns with urgency. In further evidence of the group’s unorthodox leanings, Hellman obliterates the fourth wall: “Trapped and confused / ’Cause we don’t understand / Why a band must build a brand.” Although relatively new, Julia Caesar are one of the tightest groups in the state. The aptly titled Heavy Flow is a powerful affirmation of intense feelings that can no longer fester in silence. Heavy Flow is available on Spotify. The band celebrates its release on Thursday, July 19, at Ruach haMaqom synagogue in Burlington.


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unconventional mechanics, deeply personal songwriting, and fusion of psychedelic rock, grunge, mountain folk and gritty blues. Primary front woman Katy Hellman is also the group’s bassist, thereby supplying both melodic lead and a large part of the rhythmic foundation. Guitarists Megan Rice and Liz Stafford, who also provide vocals, intertwine their instruments to form a furious collage. And drummer Steven Lebel supports the group with complex patterns that he executes with laser-focused precision. Rather than starting off with a brief intro or a tight, three-and-half-minute tune, the EP begins with its six-minute monster, “Falter.” Between swirling fits of psychedelia, the three vocalists float Americana harmonies over stark bass tones. “Don’t call to her if you don’t want her,” they sing in a condemnation of ambivalence. Moving into the somber “Chosen Names,” Lebel clacks the rim of his drums over shoegaze riffs. In a spiritually vulnerable confab, Hellman and co. project a vision of a peaceful and

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upper valley

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

SILO DISTILLERY: Alex Smith (singer-songwriter), 1 p.m., free.

MON.23 HALF LOUNGE: Maglico and Friends (eclectic), 10 p.m., free.

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Metal Monday #241 featuring Unflesh, the Owl, Savage Hen, 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Art Herttua and Ray Caroll (jazz), 5:15 p.m., free. Wattle & Daub (folk, Americana), 7 p.m., free. Lovers Leaugue (folk-pop), 8:30 p.m., free. Spiller (indie, math-rock), 10:30 p.m., free. Paper Boats (alternative, pop-punk), midnight, free. RED SQUARE: DJ KermiTT (eclectic), 7 p.m., free. SVPPLY (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. Family Night (open jam), 9 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Comedy & Crêpes (standup), 8 p.m., free.

chittenden county

MONKEY HOUSE: Erin CasselsBrown with Old Sky (indie folk), 6 p.m., free.


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DRINK: Comedy Open Mic, 9 p.m., free. FOAM BREWERS: Local Dork (eclectic vinyl), 6 p.m., free.

ARTSRIOT: This Is The Kit, Paper Castles (alt-rock), 8:30 p.m., $15.



All For One Calling on his late father Fela Kuti’s pioneering work, KUTI

continues to push the boundaries of Afrobeat with his band, the


The Nigerian group’s pulsating, horn-laden music spotlights complex global issues, such as economic disparity, government corruption and war. But through effervescent instrumentation and performance, the large-scale ensemble demonstrates that, even in the face of unspeakable torment and hardship, people have the power to make change. In 2018, the group returned with One People One World, its first record in more than five years. Check out Femi Kuti & the Positive Force on Wednesday, July 25, at the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington. JUPITER & OKWESS open. HALF LOUNGE: Moochie (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

Tonk Tuesday with Ponyhustle, 10 p.m., $5.

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

RED SQUARE: Four-D (house, hip-hop), 7 p.m., free. DJ A-RA$ (open format), 10 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Stephen Callahan Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free. Coast’s Paul Eastham and Finlay Wells (Celtic rock), 9 p.m., free.

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

LINCOLNS: Laugh Shack (standup), 8:30 p.m., $5. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Erin Cassels-Brown (indie folk), 9:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Dead Set (Grateful Dead tribute), 9 p.m., $5. RADIO BEAN: Dan Johnson (rock), 7 p.m., free. Theory Expats (folk), 8:30 p.m., free. Honky

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

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


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


LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. Tom Pearo (ambient, jazz), 9:30 p.m., $5. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Swimmer, Litz (jam), 8 p.m., free/$5. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Jonathan Foster (folk), 7 p.m., free. Hailey Ward (indie pop), 8:30 p.m., free. Vermont, Days on End, APB (alternative), 10:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: Roughhead Blenny (rock), 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.

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

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

SWEET MELISSA’S: Andy Pitt (blues), 5 p.m., free. Blue Fox’s Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.

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


THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Justin Panigutti (rock), 7 p.m., free.

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

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.

middlebury area

chittenden county

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

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

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

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

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

champlain islands/northwest

BAYSIDE PAVILION: The Starline Rhythm Boys (rockabilly), 6 p.m., free. NORTH HERO HOUSE INN & RESTAURANT: The DuPont Brothers (folk), 5:30 p.m., free.

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

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

OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Completely Stranded (improv), 7:30 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Video Game Night, 7 p.m., free. m

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



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

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

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

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

SWEET MELISSA’S: D. Davis (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., donation. Toussaint (poetry, jazz), 8 p.m., free.

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



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

MONKEY HOUSE: Shining Mirrors (indie), 8 p.m., $3/8. 18+.

CLUB METRONOME: Kastaway, D Fuego, Abstractivve, PATH (EDM), 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Lamp Shop Lit Club (open reading), 8 p.m., free. Giovanina Bucci and Brad Hester (jam), 9:30 p.m., free.

JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Bluegrass Session, 7 p.m., free.

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HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Femi Kuti & the Positive Force, Jupiter & Okwess (Afrobeat), 8:30 p.m., $30/33.



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“The Fabric of Emancipation,” Rokeby Museum

“We Wore More Than Shackles: A Day in the Life of Seneca Village,” by Sara Bunn


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our commanding figures welcome visitors to Rokeby Museum’s rotating exhibition space in Ferrisburgh. With full skirts and dramatically ballooning sleeves, their 19th-century period silhouettes are exactly what one might expect to see at the historical heritage site. Except that this clothing is sewn from vibrant Ankara-print cotton, a European-produced textile most commonly associated with African countries. One woman clutches a flyer warning African Americans in the north of the dangers of slave catchers. The four costumes, displayed on African American mannequins, are the vision of New York fashion designer Sara Bunn, whose work is titled “We Wore More Than Shackles: A Day in the Life of Seneca Village.” Bunn is one of eight artists featured in Rokeby’s “The Fabric of Emancipation.” The newly opened exhibition showcases a powerful selection of contemporary textile-based works that consider the African diasporic experience in the U.S., historically and today. Curated by Harlem Needle Arts founder and executive director Michelle Bishop, the show was initially conceived for a 2016 exhibition at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest residence. Its goal, Bishop said during a recent curator’s tour, is “to keep our history alive, to give it credit, to dispel myths.” Many people, Bishop suggested, might imagine textile-based artists as

“old women who are retired [and] who conversations]; we’re cradled in cloth have nothing else to do, [but that is] not from birth to death.” the case.” Bishop echoed this sentiment: “I think Bunn, for instance, attended New there’s a depth to [textile arts] that speaks York’s Fashion Institute of Technology to your soul in a very different way.” while raising her two children and Like Frazier, several other artists use working a full-time corporate job. Of quilting techniques in constructing their the designer’s historically reimagined works. With “Freedom,” New Yorkcharacters, Bishop based, nationally recsaid, “[Bunn is] creognized self-taught ating this balance of quilter Michael A. worlds. They’re on a Cummings referpedestal — she wants ences the American you to look up at Civil Rights movethem.” ment. Here, a young M I C H E L L E BI S H OP A broad swath of black man bears a techniques and hisguitar and wears an torical moments is represented in the American flag T-shirt, surrounded by exhibit, whose artists Bishop calls “griots quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., using thread as their base medium.” Mavis Staples and Bob Dylan, among L’Merchie Frazier, an artist, poet others. and director of education and interFiber art and cartography collide pretation for the Museum of African in “Changing Neighborhood,” a quilt American History in Boston and by Harlem artist Ife Felix. From top to Nantucket, Mass., sews together gauzy bottom, this patchwork uses color and layers of iridescent nylons to recreate form to represent a progression from archival photographs as life-size holo- diverse, mixed neighborhoods to hard grams. Her “Seen and Unseen Worlds: lines and a stark block of white — a fully In Search of My Mother’s Garden” gentrified area. reinvents a photograph of five African Like Bunn, Indianapolis-based American children in their Sunday best LaShawnda Crowe Storm blends symas an intricately wrought fabric assem- bols of African tradition and ancestry blage: part photograph, part illustra- with American history. Her “Be/ tion, part quilt. Coming,” created in collaboration with “All of us know cloth,” Frazier said poet and Yoruba priestess Maria Eliza during an exhibition tour. “It might be a Hamilton Abegunde, pays tribute to more comfortable medium [for difficult African masquerade traditions that



honor female power. A mannequin clad in an elaborate masquerade costume stands in an altar-like arrangement; amid the patches on her quilted skirt are excerpts from the American Pledge of Allegiance. Perhaps one of the most politically straightforward and confrontational works on view is New York artist Laura R. Gadson’s “Conversations in Cotton: The Fabric of Our Lives.” This series of three T-shirts constitutes an interlinked timeline, using appliqué and text to contrast the historical treatment of black and white men. In one stark and crushing example of discrimination, Gadson compares the 1999 murder of Amadou Diallo by police with the 2015 arrest of mass shooter Dylann Roof, who was transported into custody wearing a bulletproof vest. Heather Marie Scholl continues in this vein of critiquing the construction of whiteness; the only white artist in the show, she uses delicate white-on-white linens to highlight white women’s complicity in American violence. “A (White) Woman’s Work” features an embroidered scene of women gardening, hanging laundry and doing other domestic labor beneath trees where a black man is being lynched. “[Scholl] speaks to something that is extremely profound: the history of women who have sat by men who have done damage to American culture,” commented Bishop.






“Conversations in Cotton: The Fabric Far more celebratory in tone is of Our Lives,” by Laura R. Gadson 70-year-old artist Dindga McCannon’s “On Ageism: I Embrace the Young Woman I Used to Be; But I Love the Old Lady (Wink! Wink!) I Have Become.” This floor-to-ceiling assemblage uses appliqué, collage, embroidery and craft-store notions in a declaration of self-love as an elder African American woman — a “silver panther,” as she calls herself in the work. McCannon was a founding member of “Where We At, Black Women Artists” (1971), generally considered the first show of parallels between the period of legal African American women artists. Her work appears in the major traveling American slavery and the present-day exhibition “We Wanted a Revolution: violence against black and brown bodies Black Radical Women, 1965-85,” now on in the U.S. With this small but potent exhibiview at the Institute of Contemporary tion, Bishop and artists succeed in using Art, Boston. “Are we really emancipated?” asked a traditionally underestimated medium Bishop during the tour. She drew many to do pressing and immediate work


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— as Bishop put it, “to think critically and radically about the humanity of people of color … and to create vocabulary, action and space for the viewer to evaluate their role in America.”  Contact:

INFO “The Fabric of Emancipation,” on view through October 28 at Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh.

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A visit to the Rokeby Museum — or any stop on Vermont’s African American Heritage Trail — is worth 10 points in the Good Citizen Challenge! Find out more about Seven Days and Kids VT’s youth civics initiative at



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

‘ART IS VITAL’: Artists interested in exhibiting work at a pop-up gallery space in downtown Rutland are invited to send a résumé, website and images to Deadline: August 1. Info, 299-7511. ‘THE BURLINGTON BEAT’: The online literary arts magazine welcomes submissions of art, poetry and prose for the next edition. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: August 20. Various Chittenden and Washington County locations, Burlington. Info, theburlingtonbeat@

EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING FESTIVAL: The Vermont Institute of Natural Science will host its fourth annual en Plein Air Painting Festival from September 29 to October 5. This will be followed by a two-week exhibition and sale at the Quechee Nature Center. Visit for more info. Deadline: August 19. Vermont Institute of Natural Science Nature Center, Quechee. $40. Info, 359-5000, ext. 236. FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS: Artists and artisans are invited to apply for a booth at the 10th annual sidewalk arts festival on August 11. For more information and to register, visit Deadline is rolling. Downtown Jeffersonville. $40; $25 for students. Info, cambridgeartsvt@


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‘A SENSE OF PLACE’: The cultural center welcomes proposals for its fall programming season (September 1 to October 30) for workshops and events that build community through African American and/or African diaspora culinary, visual, performing and cultural arts. Artist stipends range from $200 to $1,500. For details and to apply, visit Deadline: August 13. Clemmons Family Farm, Charlotte. Info, SPA STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM: Emerging artists from the greater Barre/Montpelier area are invited to apply for an 11-month residency to take place from November 15, 2018, to October 31, 2019. A small private studio on the second floor of the visual arts center will be provided, with an exhibition at the end of the program. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: Friday, August 10. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Info, 479-7069. STEAMFEST ART WALK: Seeking artists, artisans and makers working in all media including but not limited to 2D, 3D, video, data, sound, game design, installation, projection and performance for both indoor and outdoor venues as part of the second annual steAmfest art and innovation festival in Essex Junction on September 21 and 22. For details and to apply, visit Deadline: September 7. Downtown Essex Junction. $35 before August 21; $50 after. Info,


‘CONNECTIONS’: Artists are invited to submit to this upcoming juried exhibition to benefit the Travis Roy Foundation. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: July 20. Edgewater Gallery in Stowe. $25. Info, 760-6785.

‘ROCK SOLID’: For the 18th year, area artists are invited to share their most compelling stone sculptures and assemblages, as well as paintings and etchings that depict the beautiful qualities of stone. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: August 10. Studio Place Arts, Barre. $10; free for SPA members. Info, 479-7069.


CENTER FOR CARTOON STUDIES CORNISH RESIDENCY: Cartoonists, illustrators and graphic storytellers are invited to apply for this October 16 to November 16 residency in a remote cabin in Cornish, N.H. The selected resident will receive access to CCS resources as well as a $3,000 honorarium. For further details and to apply, visit Deadline: August 15. Center for Cartoon Studies, White River Junction. Info, 295-3319.

PENTANGLE LIGHT GARDEN: Individual artists and small groups from the community are invited to participate in this sixth annual illuminated sculpture event, taking place September 21 and 22. For more info and to register, email Serena Nelson at Deadline: August 17. Woodstock Village Green. Info,


ART IN THE PARK: Seeking vendors to show work and wares at this 57th annual event in Rutland’s Main Street Park on August 11 and 12 and October 6 and 7. Vendors may apply for one or both events. For details and to apply, visit Deadline is rolling. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland. Info, 775-0356.

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

STEAMFEST: ARTIST & MAKER MARKET: Second annual arts and innovation festival in downtown Essex Junction seeks innovative, creative, fine, wearable and edible arts and artisan goods for outdoor artist and maker market September 21 and 22. For details and to apply, visit steamfestvt. com. Deadline: September 7. Railroad Avenue, Essex Junction. $35. Info,

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f ANDREW SALKEWICZ: Paintings that represent an interpersonal reflection on the state of affairs in the West over the last year. Reception: Friday, July 27, 8-10 p.m. Through August 8. Info, andrewsalkewicz@gmail. com. Half Lounge in Burlington.

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‘THE ART SHOW VIII’: An open-call, communitysourced art exhibition featuring the “People’s Choice Mini Grant” cash prize. Through July 27. Info, RL Photo Studio in Burlington.

f KATE LONGMAID: “Bloom,” floral still lifes. Reception: Friday, July 20, 6-8 p.m. July 20-August 21. Info, 985-3848. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne.


f ‘ART’S ALIVE FOFA WINNER’S CIRCLE’: Works by Festival of Fine Art award winners, including Kara Torres, Gav’om, Jerry Rayla, Matt Morris, Linda Dulleba and Paul McMillan. Reception: Friday, August 3, 5-8 p.m. Through August 31. Info, 859-9222. SEABA Center in Burlington.

f ‘EXPOSED’: The 27th annual outdoor sculpture

exhibition features site-specific and participatory work from regional and national artists including Jaume Plensa, Albert Paley, Christopher Curtis, Judith Wrend, Ted Ceraldi and more. Curated by Rachel Moore. Reception: Saturday, July 21, 4-8 p.m. July 21-October 21. Info, 253-8358. Helen Day Art Center in Stowe.

THE BELLCATE SCHOOL: Works by students who have been experimenting with fiber, folk art and upcycling. Through July 31. Info, 859-9222. Art’s Alive Gallery @ Main Street Landing’s Union Station in Burlington.

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CRYSTAL WAGNER: “Traverse,” an immense, sitespecific installation by the multidisciplinary artist. Through October 7. NICOLE CZAPINSKI: “forever, a little ghost,” sculptural “drawings” in thread, which the artist will activate and alter over the course of the show. Through August 5. Info, 865-7166. BCA Center in Burlington.

f ‘NATURAL INSTINCTS’: Sumi-e ink paintings by Philadelphia artist Emily Brown and bowls by Jericho woodworker Russell Fellows. Reception: Friday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. July 20-August 26. Info, GreenTARA Space in North Hero.


DAN BLAKESLEE: “Draw Them In: A Rock Poster Retrospective,” 50 works spanning more than two decades of work by the artist, who is also known for creating the Alchemist’s beer-can art. Through September 4. Info, 540-0131. The Skinny Pancake in Burlington.

‘CRASH TO CREATIVITY: THE NEW DEAL IN VERMONT’: Works that shed light on how government-sponsored New Deal projects fueled Depression-era creativity. July 11-November 4. Info, 447-1571. Bennington Museum. NORTH BENNINGTON OUTDOOR SCULPTURE SHOW: Annual public art exhibition featuring works by 38 local and regional sculptors. July 23-October 23. Info, Various locations around North Bennington.


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CASPIAN ARTS STUDIO TOUR: The annual tour of members’ studios in Greensboro, Craftsbury, Hardwick, West Glover and Albany features basketry, painting, weaving, pottery, jewelry, fiber art and more. Caspian Lake Area, Greensboro, Craftsbury, Hardwick, Albany, West Glover, Sunday, July 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info,

‘EXTRA • ORDINARY’: Works by members of “The Art Tribe,” which includes Melanie Brotz, Annie Caswell, LaVerne Ferguson, Kara Greenblott, Holly Hauser, Nancy Hayden, Lynne Reed, Kelley Taft, Linda Van Cooper and Betsy Ward. Through August 31. Info, Flynndog in Burlington.

‘Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont’ “Depression? What Depression?” So went the joke during the Great Depression in Vermont, a place already known for ruggedness and extreme New

England thrift. This new exhibition at the Bennington Museum sheds light on how

CHAMPLAIN ISLANDS ARTIST ORGANIZATION ANNUAL SHOW & SALE: A showcase of more than 40 artists and artisans from the Champlain Islands, featuring painting, photography, ceramics, glass, fiber art, quilting, jewelry, mixed media and more. Artist demonstrations occur throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. North Hero Community Hall, Friday, July 20, 1-7 p.m.; Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Info,

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FAMILY ART SATURDAY: Families are invited to drop in to create an original work of art using materials inspired by exhibiting artists. BCA Center, Burlington, Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Info, 865-7166.

elderly recipient of these much-needed benefits. Through November 4.

FIGURE DRAWING: Expand observational drawing skills with a live model session. Drawing benches and boards provided. BYO drawing materials. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, Wednesday, July 18, 6-8 p.m. $15; $10 for members. Info, 353-6605.

funded New Deal initiatives provided work across fields, from artists and architects to construction workers. After Social Security was established in 1935, it was a Vermonter — Ida May Fuller of Ludlow — who received check 00-000-001 for $22.54. While not a depiction of Fuller herself, “Social Security” by Francis Colburn (pictured) imagines the

Local artists and businesses are also invited to artistically render a plastic flamingo for an upcoming silent auction. RSVP preferred. SEABA Center, Burlington, Thursday, July 19, 5:30-8 p.m. Info,

GRAND OPENING: THIRTY-ODD: The new store celebrates with art and objects by a roster of local artists. Thirty-odd, Burlington, Friday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Info, 338-7441.

STOWE ARTS WEEK: This inaugural event celebrates Stowe’s long history in performance, music, film and visual art with a wide variety of local arts and cultural organizations. Visit for a full schedule. Various Stowe locations, Saturday, July 21-Sunday, July 29. Info,

PHOTO CO-OP: Lens lovers gather to share their experience and knowledge of their craft. Gallery at River Arts, Morrisville, Thursday, July 19, 6-8 p.m. $5. Info, 888-1261.

SUMMER ARTIST MARKET: A juried market features handmade products by Vermont artists and artisans. Burlington City Hall Park, Saturday, July 21, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Info, 865-7166.

ROCK RIVER ARTISTS’ OPEN STUDIO TOUR: Twelve area artists open their studios to share a range of mediums, from functional ceramics to thread on fabric. Various locations, Newfane, Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, July 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info, 348-7865.

TALK: ‘MIND PLAY’: University of Vermont computer scientist Donna Rizzo explores synergies between her research on artificial intelligence and David Stromeyer’s approach to sculpture design. Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, Enosburg Falls, Saturday, July 21, 2 p.m. Info, 512-333-2119.

SEABA ANNUAL MEETING & FLAMINGO FLING: Network, eat, drink, engage with staff and area businesses, and hear about plans for the future.


TOURS OF THE HISTORIC BARN HOUSE AND EXHIBITS: Visitors can experience African American and African-diaspora art and culture, along with a granary and cow barn built between the late 1700s and early 1800s. The 90-minute tour includes authentic African textiles, art and antiquities, and photography exhibits; a Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture poster series; works by Charlotte environmental artist Nancy Winship Milliken, and more. Sign up for tour at Eventbrite. Clemmons Family Farm, Charlotte, Saturday, July 21, 10-11:30 a.m. $10 suggested donation. Info,

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ALEX COSTANTINO: “Avalon,” landscape installations. Through July 28. Info, 578-2512. The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington.


GEEBO CHURCH: “Small Landscapes,” oil paintings. Through July 31. Info, 860-4972. Black Horse Gallery in Burlington. ‘HORIZONS’: A group exhibition curated by outgoing Flynn Center executive director John Killacky, featuring 17 Vermont artists responding to the wide-open theme of “horizons.” Through September 1. Info, 652-4500. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery in Burlington. ‘HOW PEOPLE MAKE THINGS’: An interactive exhibit that reveals how familiar childhood objects are manufactured and tells the story of the people, ideas and technologies used to transform raw materials into finished products. Through September 3. Info, 864-1848. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. JAMES STEWART: “Solipsism,” an interactive musical installation by the local composer. OLGA VERASEN: “Happy Home,” acrylic paintings and watercolors. Through August 31. Info, 859-9222. The Gallery at Main Street Landing in Burlington. JORDAN DOUGLAS: A selection of alternative silver-gelatin photographs, including reinterpretations of found vintage photographs and medium-format prints from the $25 plastic Holga camera. Through July 31. Info, 338-7441. Thirty-odd in Burlington. JULY EXHIBITION: Works by Dug Nap, Daryl Storrs and Terry Zigmund. Through July 29. Info, 863-6458. Frog Hollow Vermont Craft Gallery in Burlington. KARA TORRES: “Fantasy Self,” works in a variety of media that explore the discrepancy between the artist’s future dreams and the personal and structural realities that prevent reaching those dreams. Through July 31. Info, fineforagerarts@ Cavendish Gallery & Collective in Burlington.




MEMBERS ONLY ART EXHIBIT: Works in a variety of mediums by members of the South End Arts and Business Association. Through August 31. Info, 651-9692. VCAM Studio in Burlington. MICHAEL-VINCENT LAVIOLETTE: “American Summer: An Art Show in Red, White & Blue,” screen-prints and animation inspired by midcentury American graphic design, with a dollop of clichés. Through July 27. Info, audrie@ Karma Bird House in Burlington. ‘OPTIMIST PRIME’: An exhibition guest-curated by Michael Shoudt, featuring work by Liv Aanrud, Peter Gallo, Tamara Gonzales, Catherine Haggarty, Katie Hector, Steven Mayer, Dustin Metz and Grant Newman. Through July 24. Info, joseph@ New City Galerie in Burlington. ‘SUMMER READING AT FFL: A RETROSPECTIVE’: Archival materials and ephemera, including posters, banners and T-shirts, from more than 30 years of the program started to engage young readers during the summer. Through August 31. Info, 863-3403. Fletcher Free Library in Burlington.

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‘IN THE GARDEN’: An exhibit featuring fine art, textiles, sculpture, furniture, actual insects and more explores how flowers and bugs have captivated artists’ imaginations over the centuries. Through August 25. Info, 985-3346. Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne Museum. ‘TRANSCENDING THE LIMITS OF AGE’: Photographer Elliot Burg’s portraits of track and field athletes in their seventies, eighties and nineties, taken at the National Senior Games. Through September 30. Info, JOY HUCKINS-NOSS: “Moments of Reflection “ oil paintings by the Calais artist. Through October 5. Info, Burlington International Airport in South Burlington.

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ELLIOT BURG: “Heart and Eye,” high-contrast black-and-white portraits taken in Myanmar, Laos, Ukraine, Cuba, Brooklyn, Washington, D.C., and Vermont. Through July 31. Info, eburg4@gmail. com. Capitol Grounds Café in Montpelier.

HARRY A. RICH: “The Vermont Years, So Far…” large-scale acrylic-on-canvas paintings that span the artist’s time living in Vermont, from 1998 to 2018. Through September 28. Info, 375-2940. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier.

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JENNIFER PALKOWSKI JACQUES: Original watercolor and mixed-media paintings including ghost portraits and skyscapes. Through September 1. Info, 595-4866. The Hive in Middlesex.

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JULIA PAVONE: “Ode to Common Things,” found-object paintings. NITYA BRIGHENTI: “Storm: Nihilists, Anarchists, Populists and Radicals,” paintings and drawings. ‘SCORCHED’: A group show illustrating the effects of heat and fire. Through August 24. Info, 479-7069. Studio Place Arts in Barre. ‘NEW AMERICAN ARTISTS: CELEBRATING TRADITION AND CULTURE’: An exhibit highlighting immigrant and refugee artists in Vermont who participated in Vermont Folklife Center’s traditional arts apprenticeship program developed by Greg Sharrow. Through August 31. Info, 828-3291. Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier. NICK DEFRIEZ: “Hillsides and Hexagons,” paintings and drawings by the Chelsea-based artist. Through September 28. Info, 685-7743. Governor’s Gallery in Montpelier. ORAH MOORE: “Stewards of the Land,” handprinted silverprint photographs of Montana ranchers. Through August 10. Info, 479-7069. Morse Block Deli in Barre.

LYNDA REEVES MCINTYRE: “Azores to Abiquiu,” recent landscape paintings by the Vermont artist. Through July 31. Info, 985-8922. Village Wine and Coffee Winemakers Gallery in Shelburne.

PHYLLIS CHASE: Paintings by the Calais artist. Through August 23. Info, 223-7274. Adamant Music School.

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‘POST-APOCALYPSE FOR 3/4 EMPIRE’: Woodcuts on cloth banners by Bread and Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann, inspired by Albrecht Durer’s depictions of the Apocalypse as envisioned by the apostle John of the New Testament. Through September 27. Info, 322-1604. Goddard Art Gallery, Pratt Center, Goddard College, in Plainfield. ‘SHOW 26: NEW MEMBERS’: The latest group exhibition of the collective gallery’s Vermont-based contemporary artists, including recent additions Jason Galligan-Baldwin, Kate Burnim, Sam Colt, Mark Lorah, Ned Richardson and Michelle Saffran. Through August 4. Info, 552-0877. The Front in Montpelier. ‘SOLZHENITSYN IN VERMONT’: A celebration of the Russian novelist, historian and Nobel Prize winner turned Vermont resident, in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth. Through October 27. Info, 828-2291. Vermont History Museum in Montpelier.


ANNELEIN BEUKENKAMP: “Different Strokes,” abstract acrylic paintings by the Burlington artist. Through September 9. Info, 253-1818. Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery in Stowe.


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


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‘EXPLORING AIR’: A group exhibition including works of painting, photography and sculpture that address the element of air, curated by Kelly Holt. Through August 30. Info, 760-6785. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort.



‘WHEN I WAS OLDER’: Mixed-media works by Nina Dubois and Art2D2 Industries, aka Jason Galligan-Baldwin. Through July 29. Info, 985-9511. Rustic Roots in Shelburne.

‘ANYTHING FOR SPEED: AUTOMOBILE RACING IN VERMONT’: A yearlong exhibition exploring more than a century of the history and evolution of racing in Vermont through the objects, photographs and recollections that comprise this unique story. Through March 30, 2019. Info, 479-8500. Vermont History Center in Barre.


TIM DURBROW: Colorful, large-scale landscape and nature photography, accompanied by three vintage photos restored as a part of an Underhill Historical Society project. Through September 1. Info, 434-2550. Mt. Mansfield Community Television in Richmond.

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‘PLAYING COWBOY: AMERICA’S WILD WEST SHOWS’: Combining period posters with historical film footage, this exhibition explores the profound influence Buffalo Bill and other Wild West shows had on shaping contemporary understandings of the American West, Native American history and the cowboy way of life. Through October 21. Info, 985-3346. Shelburne Museum.

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HEIDI BRONER: “Inner Lives,” realist portraits by the self-taught painter. Through August 3. Info, 279-6403. Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.

KIMBERLEE FORNEY: Whimsical and colorful paintings and prints. Through August 31. Info, Davis Studio in South Burlington.

‘A NEW AMERICAN FAMILY’: An exhibit honoring the Bhattarai family, featuring photos of the family, an account of how they got from Bhutan to Winooski, and quotes from family members describing the journey and their life here. Through July 31. Info, 985-8328. O’Brien Community Center in Winooski.

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ESSEX ART LEAGUE AND MILTON ARTISTS GUILD: Members of the arts organizations exhibit works in a variety of mediums. Through July 28. Info, 262-6035. T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier.

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‘THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN’: Vermont Artists and Poets hosts this exhibition protesting the immigration and refugee policies of the Trump administration. Funds to benefit Through August 12. Info, Merwin Gallery in Castleton.

f ‘EXPLORING AIR II’: One site in a two-part exhibition featuring works that investigate the qualities of air, presented in partnership with the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. Reception: Friday, July 27, 4-6 p.m. Through August 30. Info, 760-6785. Edgewater Gallery in Stowe.

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‘FRAGILE’: Works by 24 contemporary artists responding to the concept of fragility. Through August 18. Info, 253-8943. West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe.

‘WOMEN SPEAK: RESISTANCE ART SHOW’: Works by Sarah Rosedahl, Meta Strick and India Tressely. Through July 31. Info, 378-4591. Grand Isle Art Works.

‘THE HEAD OF THE CLASS’: An invitational group show of artwork by Lamoille County art teachers. ‘THE SKY’S THE LIMIT’: A juried show of 72 artists whose works feature the sky as the predominant element of the composition. Through September 3. Info, 644-5100. Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville.

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

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

DIAN PARKER: “Oil Paint & Black Walnut,” abstract paintings on canvas and mixed-media works on black-walnut-stained paper by the artist, writer and curator of the White River Gallery. Through September 26. Info, 295-3118. Zollikofer Gallery at Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction.

KIMBERLEE FORNEY: Colorful acrylic paintings and prints. Through October 31. Info, kimberleef@msn. com. Green Goddess Café in Stowe. NEIL BERGER: “Men, Mountains, Sky,” en plein air paintings made over a year in Burlington’s Battery Park. VERMONT COMIC CREATORS GROUP EXHIBIT: Works by Vermont-based comic-book creators, cartoonists and other artists who make narrative sequential 2D art. Through September 2. Info, 888-1261. River Arts in Morrisville. POP-UP EXHIBIT: ‘PHOTOGRAPHER’S WORKROOM’: Works by eight area photographers. Through July 28. Info, 617-413-5494. Art Barn in Stowe. ‘RECLAMATION’: Portraits of women painted by nationally acclaimed, contemporary women artists. Curated by August Burns, Diane Feissel and Rachel Moore. Through September 8. Info, 253-8358. Helen Day Art Center in Stowe.

f SARAH TORTORA: “Ode,” prop-like sculptures

influenced by ancient Greek vase painting, Classical architecture, archeological and geological core samples, and Euclidean space-time diagrams. Reception: Saturday, July 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Through August 9. Info, Red Mill Gallery at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson.


‘Blades Will Sprout’Delicately dancing between appetites for

the contemporary and more staid Vermont landscapes, Northern Daughters gallery in Vergennes mounts this show of three painters who use their brushes to consider the cycle of the seasons. From Anne Cady’s vibrant, hard-lined pastorals to Jessica

Smith’s sparse, gestural studies — with Julia Jensen’s motion-filled abstractions falling in between — the show offers a range of takes on Vermont’s fickle, sometimes trying, natural beauty. Through July 29. Pictured: “Someday to Return” by Cady.


GREEN MOUNTAIN WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION: More than 100 watercolors from artists across North America. Through July 28. Info, 496-6682. The Big Red Barn at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield.

‘THE FABRIC OF EMANCIPATION’: Works by eight contemporary fiber, textile and needle artists expressing what it means to be of African descent in the Americas, curated by Harlem Needle Arts founder Michelle Bishop. Through October 28. Museum admission. Info, 877-3406. Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh.

ROB HITZIG: “Colorful Musings,” works that explore color and shape through geometric abstraction in dimensional painted wood. Through August 25. Info, 244-7801. Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop in Waterbury.

JANET FREDERICKS: “LAND MARKS … The Land We Mark, Marks Us,” works on paper and canvas inspired by a bird’s-eye view of the land. Through September 9. Info, 382-9222. Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, in Middlebury.

‘THE SAFETY OF OBJECTS: A VISUAL DISCOURSE BETWEEN FATHER AND DAUGHTER’: A juxtaposition of Royal Academy of Art member Michael Craig-Martin and his daughter, Vanity Fair photographer Jessica Craig-Martin. Through September 3. Info, 583-5832. Bundy Modern in Waitsfield.

JONATHAN D. EBINGER: “Breathing Life Into Metal,” welded sculpture from stainless steel nuts, bolts, washers and rods. Through July 31. Info, 989-7419. Edgewater Gallery on the Green in Middlebury.

ED SMITH: Works in bronze and plaster that use classical imagery to explore the mythic and heroic aspects of the artist and humankind. Through August 5. Info, 438-2097. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center in West Rutland.

KILEIGH HANNAH: “Halcyon Days,” nature-inspired abstract paintings by the Colchester artist, whose preferred mediums include traditional acrylic, graphite, table salt and homegrown sodium borate crystals. Through July 29. Info, 917-686-1292. Steven Jupiter Gallery in Middlebury.

‘FIREMAN SQUARED’: Sculptures spanning the creative output of Mark Burnett and Glenn Campbell, made with materials including plaster, marble, wood, glass, bronze and steel. Through August 18. Info, 282-2396. Castleton University Bank Gallery in Rutland.

SCOTT ADDIS: “Sweet Corn,” a solo exhibition of landscape paintings by the Montréal artist. Through July 31. Info, 458-0098. Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls.

MARY FRAN LLOYD: “Life in the Abstract,” 31 paintings using acrylic paint and collaged paper. Through August 9. Info, Rutland City Hall.

‘WATERFOWL WONDERS & AMUSING ANIMALS’: Carvings by Addison County-based wood carvers Gary Starr, Chuck Herrmann and William Holway. Through November 11. Info, 388-2117. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury.

f ‘MY FIRST STREET HE(ART): NYC’: Works by 45 national and international street artists, curated by Alison Wallis, founder of Bushwick’s Ad Hoc Gallery. Closing reception: Saturday, July 28, 5-8 p.m. Through July 28. Info, The Alley Gallery in Rutland.

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‘NATURE VS. CULTURE’: An exhibition featuring works ranging from classical to abstract, realism to impressionism, that explore the dynamic relationship between the natural world and humankind. Through July 22. Info, 765-4288. Justin Morrill Homestead in Strafford.

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‘1968: THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING’: Prints, photographs, videos, paintings and sculpture from the mid-1960s through the early 1970s that reflect some of the more visible divisions within the art world of the turbulent era. ‘JUST KIDS: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE NICHOLAS GIFT’: Photographs of children drawn from every corner of the globe and representing a broad spectrum of social and economic circumstances. Through August 12. Info, 443-5007. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. ‘BLADES WILL SPROUT’: Paintings by Anne Cady, Julia Jensen and Jessica Smith, whose works use landscape as an entry point but differ stylistically. Through July 29. Info, 877-2173. Northern Daughters in Vergennes.

‘WORKING METAL, CREATING ART’: Works by Vermont artists Kate Pond, Chris Cleary, Warren Rinehart, John Arthur, Kathy Mitchell and Meg Walker. Through August 12. Info, Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes.

77 ARTS’ RESIDENCY EXHIBITION: Works from the gallery’s first-ever residency program, featuring Annie Blazejack and Geddes Levenson, Debo Mouloudji, Hanna Washburn, Juna Skenderi, Max Spitzer and Sofia Plater. Through October 26. Info, 77 Gallery in Rutland. DEBORAH GOODWIN: “Fabrications in Clay,” ceramics by the local artist. Through August 28. Info, 247-4956. Brandon Artists Guild.

PASTEL SOCIETY EXHIBIT: Works by more than 40 members of the Vermont Pastel Society. Through July 21. Info, 775-0356. Chaffee Art Center in Rutland.

STEPHANIE GORDON: Encaustic paintings by the Piermont, N.H., artist. Through August 31. Info, 295-4567. Long River Gallery & Gifts in White River Junction. XAVIER CORTADA: “Water Paintings, Epoch & Native Flags,” three series of nature-themed works by the Cuban American, Miami-based artist. Through July 24. Info, 457-3500. ArtisTree Gallery in South Pomfret.

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‘A COMMON THREAD: STITCHES AND STORIES FROM FIBER ARTISTS NEAR AND FAR’: Fiber works by Northeast Kingdom artists. Through July 28. Info, 334-1966. MAC Center for the Arts Gallery in Newport. KATHY STARK: Select mixed-media paintings. Through July 23. Info, 525-3366. Parker Pie Co. in West Glover. ‘LADIES OF THE CANYON’: An exhibition in tribute to jeweler Marion Stegner, the gallery founder who passed away in January. Through September 4. Info, 533-2045. Miller’s Thumb Gallery in Greensboro. ‘LOCKED DOWN! KEYED IN! LOCKED OUT! KEYED UP!’: An exhibition examining the long human relationship to the lock and key, its elegant design and philosophies and practices of securing, safeguarding, imprisoning, escaping and safecracking throughout the ages. Through April 30, 2019. Info, The Museum of Everyday Life in Glover. RICHARD BROWN: Black-and-white photographs of nostalgic Vermont landscapes and people. Through December 31. Info, 748-2372. Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury. SARAH MEYERS BRENT: Sixteen works of painting and assemblage from materials including wallpaper, fabric scraps and dried flowers. Through August 17. Info, 748-2600. Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. ‘WATER IS LIFE’: Works celebrating water by Northeast Kingdom artists. Through July 28. Info, 748-0158. Northeast Kingdom Artists Guild in St. Johnsbury.

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ART SHOW: Works by three painters and one photographer, accompanied by ceramics. Through August 18. Info, 875-2194. The Fourth Corner Foundation in Windham.

ART SHOWS DAVID RIOS FERREIRA: “And I Hear Your Words That I Made Up,” mixed-media works that conjure a psychic landscape filled with conflicting emotions. Through September 24. DEBRA RAMSAY: “Painting Time,” an installation of strips of color derived from nature, as captured by the artist over a year in New Berlin, N.Y. Through September 24. ROBERT DUGRENIER: “Handle With Care,” sculptures made of glass and farm equipment as part of the artist’s process of mourning the 2015 fire that destroyed his historic barn. Through September 24. ROZ CHAST: “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” 139 original illustrations from the New Yorker cartoonist’s graphic memoir. Through September 24. SHONA MACDONALD: “Terrestrial Vale,” a series of silverpoint and graphite works on paper depicting fledgling plants prepared for winter with veils of garden netting. Through September 24. STEVE GERBERICH: “Best of ‘Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys,’” kinetic sculptures by the artist, inventor and packrat. Through October 8. Info, 257-0124. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. HEATHER J. GEOFFREY: “Borderlands,” works exploring borders and interstitial spaces through a variety of mediums including acrylic painting, digital photography, the written word and performance. Through July 31. Info, 869-2960. Main Street Arts in Saxtons River. ‘HOPE AND HAZARD: A COMEDY OF EROS’: A group exhibition curated by American artist Eric Fischl featuring approximately 65 artists and more than 80 paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures selected from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. ‘MADE IN VERMONT’: A group exhibition of new and recently completed paintings, works on paper and sculpture by Vermont artists. ‘THE SOLACE OF AMNESIA’: More than 30 paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculpture by some 25 artists that address human alienation from the natural environment, curated by artist Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe. Through November 25. Info, 952-1056. Hall Art Foundation in Reading.


EDWARD KOREN: “Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things,” recent prints and drawings by the Vermont-based New Yorker cartoonist. Through September 9. Info, 447-1571. Bennington Museum.


MARION LENT: “Sprites to Live By,” 30 handmade figures made from felted wool, with hand-molded and painted antennae, hands, feet and faces. Through August 18. Info, 889-9404. Tunbridge Public Library. PETER SHVETSOV: Oil paintings and etchings that reflect the artist’s fascination with strange moments in time. Through August 11. Info, 291-2035. Royalton Memorial Library in South Royalton. PETER SHVETSOV: Food portraits in tribute to the restaurant’s celebrated burgers and fries. Through August 11. Info, 291-2035. Worthy Burger in South Royalton. PETER SHVETSOV: Oil paintings and etchings of Vermont landscapes that provide a neutral background for the ever-changing, disappearing color at the end of the day. Through August 11. Info, 291-2035. South Royalton Market.

f SUSAN G. SCOTT: “Streams of Light,” nature-inspired paintings by the Chelsea- and Montréal-based artist. Reception and artist talk: Saturday, August 4, 4-6 p.m. Through August 26. Info, 498-8438. White River Gallery @ BALE in South Royalton.

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‘FROM AFRICA TO THE AMERICAS: FACE-TO-FACE PICASSO, PAST AND PRESENT’: An exhibition using milestones in the life of Pablo Picasso (18811973) and in history to explore the close relationship between the Spanish master and the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, with a focus on the trajectory of changing attitudes. ‘HERE WE ARE HERE: BLACK CANADIAN CONTEMPORARY ART’: Works by 11 contemporary artists who use a variety of disciplines to challenge preconceived notions of blackness in Canada. Through September 16. Info, 514-285-2000. Montréal Museum of Fine Arts.

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GINA ADAMS: “Its Honor Is Hereby Pledged,” the summer artist-in-residence in the Dartmouth College studio art department exhibits quilts that revisit broken treaties between the U.S. and Native American tribes. Through July 22. Info, 603-6462422. Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. JEAN-MICHEL OTHONIEL: “Motion – Emotion,” works by the French artist that center on the violence of the elements. Through November 11. Info, 514-285-1600. RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER: “Unstable Presence,” a major survey of the Montréal-based artist’s work over the past 18 years that brings together 21 pieces, including several large-scale immersive installations. Through September 9. Info, 514-847-6232. Montréal Museum of Contemporary Art. JOHN MCKENNA: “Column II,” a geometric public sculpture made from aluminum, acrylic and wood. Through October 28. Info, 603-469-3444. SHERI HANCOCK-TOMEK: ‘Strata Series,’ a collection of recent abstract prints. Through July 22. Info, 603-469-3444. Aidron Duckworth Museum in Meriden, N.H. TOYIN OJIH ODUTOLA: “The Firmament,” drawings that ask viewers to consider how conceptions of race are established and promulgated. Through September 2. Info, 603-646-2426. Hood Downtown in Hanover, N.H. m

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ALISON WELD: “Light Field,” recent abstract paintings by the upstate New York artist. Through July 21. JOANNE CARSON: “Hyper Flora,” paintings and sculpture that investigate the fraught relationships between humans and nature, alchemy and science. Through August 25. PETER MORIARTY: “Light & Paper/Mes Plantes,” recent camera-less photographs made with light, paper and plants. Through August 25. Info, 767-9670. BigTown Gallery in Rochester.

f LINDA DUCHARME: “Velvet Brown Disease,” paintings that speak to the artist’s love of horses. Reception: Thursday, July 19, 6 p.m. Through August 31. Info, 685-2188. Chelsea Public Library.


SUMMER SHOW: Abstract works in painting, photography and sculpture by 18 artists including John Richey, Julian Sheres and James Vogler. Through August 18. Info, 768-8498. stART Space in Manchester.

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‘IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT’: Artist members fill the galleries with a broad spectrum of work, including painting, photography, sculpture and collage. Through August 12. Info, GEORGE KALINSKY: “Faces of Champions,” images by the official photographer of Madison Square Garden. Through July 22. Info, 362-1405. Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.

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CARTOONS FROM THE ‘NEW YORKER’: An exhibition and sale of cartoons by artists including Harry Bliss, George Booth, Roz Chast, Tom Chitty, Frank Cotham, Matt Diffee, Liza Donnelly, Liana Finck, Emily Flake, Sam Gross, William Haefeli, Edward Koren, Bob Mankoff, Michael Maslin, Danny Shannahan, Barbara Smaller, Mick Stevens, Tom Toro, PC Vey and Jack Ziegler. Through September 9. Info, 442-7158. Laumeister Art Center, Southern Vermont College in Bennington.

BOB EDDY: “A Second Look,” black-and-white photographs of Vermont’s White River Valley from the final years of the film era. Through September 1. GABRIEL QUIRK: “Articles of Transformation,” a collection of Venetian-style papier-mâché masks, costumes, puppets and props, along with images from the performer’s career as a variety entertainer. Through July 30. Info, 728-9878. Chandler Gallery in Randolph.

movies Leave No Trace ★★★★


his is Debra Granik’s first narrative feature in nearly a decade. In 2010, she cowrote and directed Winter’s Bone, a masterful tale of murder, mental illness and meth that introduced the world to Jennifer Lawrence. That film, of course, possessed any number of laudable attributes. But consider for one second the significance of that single element: serving as the culture’s J-Law delivery system. How many sublimely indelible moments of cinema might otherwise never have happened? We’re talking a practically BC/AD-level chronological divide. But I digress (with a montage of sublimely indelible moments from Silver Linings Playbook, Joy, American Hustle and Mother! flashing across my consciousness). Sorry. Like Winter’s Bone, Leave No Trace is set off the beaten track. As it opens, a father and daughter go about their routine wordlessly. Will is played by that shape-shifter Ben Foster; his 13-year-old daughter, Tom, by talented newcomer Thomasin McKenzie. A viewer might mistake them for campers enjoying a getaway. What quickly becomes apparent, though, is that they haven’t got-


ten away from home. The Oregon wilderness preserve stretching for miles in every direction is their home. Will is a veteran of a war that goes unnamed. He suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder that triggers nightmares that go undramatized. Granik doesn’t need flashbacks or re-creations when she has a lead with Foster’s gifts. She directs the actor to his most sensitive, subdued performance to date. This is a movie that avoids overused tropes as deliberately as a soldier sidesteps mines. We see that Will is haunted, somewhat at war with the world. His gaze, bearing and protectiveness of Tom tell us everything we need to know. Father and daughter appear to comprise a self-contained world. He provides the al fresco version of homeschooling, teaching survival skills like moving through brush without leaving tracks. They play chess, forage for food and periodically trek into town for supplies, paying with money Will makes selling his prescription meds to vets living in a nearby tent city. One day a jogger spots Tom, setting in motion a chain of bureaucratic events with a sadly predictable outcome. If there’s anything our government does better than

FAMILY TREES Granik’s latest is as wrenching a testament to the bond of blood as you’re likely to see all year.

shortchanging wounded warriors, it’s separating parents from children. To their horror, Will and Tom find themselves apart for the first time in years. Granik and cowriter Anne Rosellini based their script on Peter Rock’s novel My Abandonment, which is itself based on the true story of a father and daughter found living in an Oregon wilderness preserve. To digress again: Given the enormous number of changes the filmmakers made to their source material, I wonder why they bothered to buy the rights at all. They use the novel’s premise as a jumping-off point for a far more sociologically trenchant and ultimately wrenching tale of their own. They could have used news accounts as a pub-

lic domain basis, as Rock did. I don’t get it. Maybe they owed him money. Movie-critic law prohibits saying much more about the fates of Will and Tom once the system gets its hands on them. I think it’s fair to posit, though, that few films have as deftly suggested the limitlessness of familial love, the pain and inevitability of diverging paths, and the infinite forms that family — or, for that matter, society — can take. Granik’s latest cements her standing as a filmmaker of extraordinary craftsmanship and humanistic vision. She’s a poet laureate of the dispossessed, an artist capable of seeing both the forest and the trees. RI C K KI S O N AK





Skyscraper ★★


ere’s a good use of digital effects: plunking a 225-story skyscraper that looks like a postmodern tree stump on the skyline of Hong Kong. And here’s another: plunking Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on the exterior of that skyscraper. Skyscraper sounds like a recipe for the ideal turn-off-your-brain summer movie: The Towering Inferno with CGI and an underdog action hero à la Die Hard. As he’s shown in blockbuster after blockbuster, Johnson is physically ginormous enough to make absurd stunts seem less absurd, yet charming and self-deprecating enough to connect with an audience. He’s the perfect star to carry a movie like this. So why is Skyscraper not more fun? One problem is that, for a movie written and directed by someone with a comedy track record (Rawson Marshall Thurber, of Central Intelligence and We’re the Millers), Skyscraper takes itself a bit too seriously. Another is that, for a movie shot by a justly lauded cinematographer (Robert Elswit, of Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol and There Will Be Blood), it falls short of the visual grandeur that a movie about a guy scaling the world’s tallest skyscraper desperately needs. The movie starts in a gritty register, with FBI agent Will Sawyer (Johnson) in the thick of a hostage crisis. The incident leaves him with a prosthetic shank, but it doesn’t slow

DON’T LOOK DOWN Johnson makes a perilous descent in Thurber’s serviceable but uninspired action flick.

him down, and this matter-of-fact portrayal of disability is a refreshing addition to the action-movie landscape. Not much else about Skyscraper’s plot feels refreshing. We rejoin Will years later, after he’s married military doctor Sarah (Neve Campbell) and spawned two lovely moppets (McKenna Roberts and Noah Cottrell). Having embarked on a career as a security assessor, he brings the fam to Hong Kong’s new landmark, known as the Pearl, to determine whether its upper reaches are safe for habitation.

Surprise, surprise, they’re not, because the skyscraper has been infiltrated by a team of criminals hell-bent on sabotage. When they set the 96th floor ablaze, with Will’s wife and kids trapped just above, our hero springs into action. The film’s most thrilling moments involve watching Will scale a crane and break into the Pearl nearly 100 stories up — a harrowing sequence for any acrophobe, even though the green-screened nighttime cityscape often looks murky. After that, it’s mostly downhill. Various

previously introduced features of the Pearl generate various anticipated set pieces. Yet the scale and wacky splendor of the building’s interior never really come through, perhaps because everything’s so quickly obscured by digital flames. The absence of innocent bystanders in the Pearl, other than Will’s family, makes the movie feel oddly depopulated. And where Die Hard had a villain as personable as its hero, Skyscraper has only a glowering mob guy (Roland Møller) and a Vogue model gone bad (Hannah Quinlivan). Though it’s nice to see Sarah have heroic moments of her own, Will’s family dynamics aren’t particularly dynamic, either. As a result, Johnson has nothing to play against except action-movie clichés. Will is prone to pep-talking himself: “Come on!” he groans at one point, after the script springs a painfully predictable twist on him. It’s one of the funnier lines in the film, because the audience feels his weariness, too. Johnson is more than capable of carrying a modern-day Die Hard, but great popcorn cinema isn’t ever about one actor’s likability. It’s about snappy dialogue, a rogue’s gallery of supporting characters, genuinely surprising twists — stuff that starts with the writing. Even the world’s coolest digital skyscraper can’t replace that. MARGO T HARRI S O N


NEW IN THEATERS THE EQUALIZER 2: In the second vigilante action flick based on the ’80s TV series, Denzel Washington returns as a retired CIA agent who has appointed himself the protector of the innocent. With Pedro Pascal, Bill Pullman and Melissa Leo. Antoine Fuqua again directed. (121 min, R. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Sunset, Welden) THE KING: Director Eugene Jarecki (The House I Live In) looks at the changing state of America through the lens of Elvis Presley in this documentary that chronicles a musical road trip in the King’s ’63 Rolls Royce. (107 min, R. Roxy) MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN: Lily James plays the young version of Meryl Streep’s character in the sequel to the ABBA-fueled musical comedy hit, in which pregnant Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) finds out how her mom handled her own pregnancy. With Streep, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski and Cher. Ol Parker (Imagine Me and You) directed. (114 min, PG-13. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace)

NOW PLAYING AMERICAN ANIMALSHHHHH Bart Layton (The Imposter) directed this fact-based drama about three young men who attempt a daring heist with less-than-amazing results. Evan Peters, Ann Dowd and Blake Jenner star. (116 min, R. Roxy, Savoy; reviewed by R.K. 6/20) ANT-MAN AND THE WASPH1/2 The very small superhero (Paul Rudd) teams up with a new partner to investigate secrets from the past in the latest chapter in the Marvel saga, set before Avengers: Infinity War. With Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins and Judy Greer. Peyton Reed returns as director. (118 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 7/11)

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOMHH1/2 The dinosaurs of a futuristic theme park need rescuing from an erupting volcano in the sequel to Jurassic World, again starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. With Rafe Spall and Justice Smith. J.A. Bayona (The Impossible) directed. (128 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 6/27) LEAVE NO TRACEHHHH A father and daughter living off the grid run afoul of social services and try to return to their wild home in this drama from director and cowriter Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone). Ben Foster and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie star. (109 min, PG; reviewed by R.K. 7/18) OCEAN’S 8HHH Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) leads an all-female crew on a bold heist of the Met Gala in this crime caper directed and cowritten by Gary Jones (The Hunger Games). Among her cohorts are Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna and Mindy Kaling. (110 min, PG-13) RBGHHHH This documentary from directors Julie Cohen (American Veteran) and Betsy West explores the life and work of 84-year-old U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (98 min, PG; reviewed by M.H. 6/6) THE RIDERHHHH1/2 A young rodeo cowboy (Brady Jandreau) must reevaluate his life after being seriously injured in this acclaimed drama from writer-director Chloé Zhao (Songs My Brothers Taught Me), in which nonprofessional actors re-create events that happened to them. With Jim Jandreau and Lily Jandreau. (104 min, R) SKYSCRAPERHH In this wannabe mashup of Die Hard and The Towering Inferno, Dwayne Johnson plays a war veteran who must save his family from the world’s tallest building after someone sets it ablaze. With Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber and Noah Taylor. Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence) wrote and directed. (102 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 7/18) SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADOHHHH1/2 Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro are back to fight the drug trade on the U.S.-Mexico border, but Emily Blunt and director Denis Villeneuve are not, in this action-oriented sequel directed by Stefano Sollima (“Gomorrah”) and written by Taylor Sheridan (Wind River). (122 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 7/4)

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

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORYHHH Disney’s stand-alone Star Wars movies continue with this blast from the past, in which a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) explores the galaxy’s criminal underworld and meets his buddies Chewbacca (Joonas Suotano) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). Ron Howard directed. (135 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 5/30)

THE FIRST PURGEHHH The disturbingly relevant dystopian franchise goes back in time to show us what happened the first time Americans were given 12 hours to commit crimes with impunity. Marisa Tomei, Lex Scott Davis and Melonie Diaz star. Gerard McMurray (Burning Sands) directed. (97 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 7/11)

TAGHHH Former classmates gather from all over the country for an elaborate annual game of tag in this comedy from director Jeff Tomsic (“Idiotsitter”), starring Isla Fisher, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner. (100 min, R)

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INCREDIBLES 2HHH1/2 Pixar’s super-family returns in this animation in which Mr. Incredible (voice of Craig T. Nelson) finds himself at home tending the baby while Mom (Holly Hunter) is busy saving the world. With the voices of Sarah Vowell, Bob Odenkirk and Samuel L. Jackson. Brad Bird is back as writer and director. (118 min, PG; reviewed by M.H. 6/20)

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HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATIONHH1/2 Dracula (voice of Adam Sandler) takes a vacation from his hotel and discovers love on a “monster cruise” in this animated family adventure. With the voice talents of Mel Brooks, Selena Gomez and Kathryn Hahn. Genndy Tartakovsky returns as director. (97 min, PG)

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?HHHH This documentary from Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom) explores how Fred Rogers, trained as a minister, brought heart to kids’ educational TV with his long-running show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” (94 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 7/4)

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HEARTS BEAT LOUDHHH1/2 A record-store owner (Nick Offerman) convinces his musical daughter (Kiersey Clemons) to form a duo with him in this drama that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. With Ted Danson and Toni Collette. Brett Haley (The Hero) directed. (97 min, PG-13)

UNCLE DREWHHH A street-ball player determined to win a tournament meets up with a septuagenarian basketball legend (Kyrie Irving) and his old squad in this comedy based on a web-series, also starring Lil Rey Howery and Shaquille O’Neal. Charles Stone III (Step Sisters) directed. (103 min, PG-13)

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


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Ant-Man and the Wasp Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2D & 3D) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Leave No Trace *Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Thu only) Ocean’s 8

Ant-Man and the Wasp *The Equalizer 2 (Thu only) The First Purge Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Incredibles 2 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom *Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Thu only) Ocean’s 8 Skyscraper Solo: A Star Wars Story Tag

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Ant-Man and the Wasp *The Equalizer 2 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2D & 3D) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom *Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Ant-Man and the Wasp *The Equalizer 2 The First Purge Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Incredibles 2 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom *Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Ocean’s 8 Skyscraper Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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21 Essex Way, Suite 300, Essex, 879-6543,

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This event launches a fundraiser to restore the “voice” to the chimes at Essex Community Church

$10 suggested donation Proceeds to benefit Church Bell Chime Restoration Project

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After thrilling audiences in New York and New Jersey, Mingo Long, Dorothy Dobkowski and Jalmari Vanamo will rock you with Broadway standards, gospel favorites and a classic Bach organ prelude.


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Self-described skeptics sometimes say to me, “How can any intelligent person believe in astrology? You must be suffering from a brain dysfunction if you imagine that the movements of planets can reveal any useful clues about our lives.” If the “skeptic” is truly open-minded, as an authentic skeptic should be, I offer a mini-lecture to correct his misunderstandings. If he’s not (which is the usual case), I say that I don’t need to “believe” in astrology; I use astrology because it works. For instance, I have a working hypothesis that Cancerians like myself enjoy better-than-average insight and luck with money every year from late July through the month of August. It’s irrelevant whether there’s a “scientific” theory to explain why this might be. I simply undertake efforts to improve my financial situation at this time, and I’m often successful.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Take a lover who

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Am I delusional

to advise a perky, talkative Gemini like yourself to enhance your communication skills? How dare I even hint that you’re not quite perfect at a skill you were obviously born to excel at? But that’s exactly what I’m here to convey. The coming weeks will be a favorable time to take inventory of how you could more fully develop your natural ability to exchange information. You’ll be in robust alignment with cosmic rhythms if you take action to refine the way you express your own messages and receive and respond to other people’s messages.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Here are some of the fine gifts you’re eligible for and even likely to receive during the next four weeks: a more constructive and fluid relationship with obsession, a panoramic look at what lies below the tip of the metaphorical iceberg, a tearjerking joyride that cracks open your sleeping sense of wonder, erasure of at least 20 percent of your self-doubt, vivid demonstrations of the excitement available from slowing down and taking your sweet time, and a surprising and useful truth delivered to your soul by your body. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): During the last

three months of 2018, I suspect you will dis-

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A reader asked Libran blogger Ana-Sofia Cardelle, “How does one become more sensual?” I’ll ask you to meditate on the same question. Why? Because it’s a good time to enrich and deepen your sensuality. For inspiration, here are some ideas that blend my words with Cardelle’s: “Laugh easily and freely. Tune in to the rhythm of your holy animal body as you walk. Sing songs that remind you why you’re here on earth. Give yourself the luxury of reading books that thrill your imagination and fill you with fresh questions. Eat food with your fingers. Allow sweet melancholy to snake through you. Listen innocently to people, being warm-hearted and slyly wild. Soak up colors with your eager eyes. Whisper grateful prayers to the sun as you exult in its gifts.” SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “If people aren’t laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.” So says bodybuilder Kai Greene. I don’t know if I would personally make such a brazen declaration, but I do think it’s worth considering — especially for you right now. You’re entering into the Big Bold Vision time of your astrological cycle. It’s a phase when you’ll be wise to boost the intensity of your hopes for yourself and get closer to knowing the ultimate form of what you want and be daring enough to imagine the most sublime possible outcomes for your future. If you do all that with the proper chutzpah, some people may indeed laugh at your audacity. That’s OK! SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): This mini-chapter in your epic life story is symbolically ruled by the fluttering flights of but-

terflies, the whirring hum of hummingbird wings, the soft cool light of fireflies and the dawn dances of seahorses. To take maximum advantage of the blessings life will tease you with in the coming weeks, I suggest you align yourself with phenomena like those. You will tend to be alert and receptive in just the right ways if you cultivate a love of fragile marvels, subtle beauty and amazing grace.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I swear the astrological omens are telling me to tell you that you have license to make the following requests: 1. People from your past who say they’d like to be part of your future have to prove their earnestness by forgiving your debts to them and asking your forgiveness for their debts to you. 2. People who are pushing for you to be influenced by them must agree to be influenced by you. 3. People who want to deepen their collaborations with you must promise to deepen their commitment to wrestling with their own darkness. 4. People who say they care for you must prove their love in a small but meaningful way. AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You will never find an advertisement for Nike or Apple within the sacred vessel of this horoscope column. But you may come across plugs for soul-nourishing commodities like creative freedom, psychosexual bliss and playful generosity. Like everyone else, I’m a salesperson — although I believe that the wares I peddle are unambiguously good for you. In this spirit, I invite you to hone your own sales pitch. It’s an excellent time to interest people in the fine products and ideas and services that you have to offer.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Would you do me a favor, please? Would you do your friends and loved ones and the whole world a favor? Don’t pretend you’re less powerful and beautiful than you are. Don’t downplay or neglect the magic you have at your disposal. Don’t act as if your unique genius is nothing special. OK? Are you willing to grant us these small indulgences? Your specific talents, perspectives and gifts are indispensable right now. The rest of us need you to be bold and brazen about expressing them.


looks at you like maybe you are magic.” Whenever that quote appears on the internet, it’s falsely attributed to painter Frida Kahlo. In fact, it was originally composed by poet Marty McConnell. In any case, I’ll recommend that you heed it in the coming weeks. You really do need to focus on associating with allies who see the mysterious and lyrical best in you. I will also suggest that you get inspired by a line that Frida Kahlo actually wrote: “Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are a bourbon biscuit.” (If you don’t know what a bourbon biscuit is, I’ll tell you: chocolate but-

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Here’s what author Franz Kafka wrote in his diary on August 2, 1914: “Germany has declared war on Russia. I went swimming in the afternoon.” We could possibly interpret his nonchalance about world events to be a sign of callous selfabsorption. But I recommend that you cultivate a similar attitude in the coming weeks. In accordance with astrological omens, you have the right and the need to shelter yourself from the vulgar insanity of politics and the pathological mediocrity of mainstream culture. So feel free to spend extra time focusing on your own well-being. (P.S.: Kafka’s biographer says swimming served this role for him. It enabled him to access deep unconscious reserves of pleasurable power that renewed his spirit.)

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MIDD FOOD CO-OP, LANE 1 I was ahead of you in line. You: a green tank top, longish dark hair and beautiful! I hung around, but you walked to a red Mini Cooper and took off. Are you around? When: Saturday, July 14, 2018. Where: Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914444 SHELBURNE JIFFY MART You: pumping gas into a champagnecolored truck. Me: watching you watch me walk into store. I went to leave; you held the door for me. I said, “Thank you so much� and “Have a great day.� You answered, “You, too.� Single? Coffee sometime? When: Thursday, July 12, 2018. Where: Shelburne Jiffy Mart. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914443 EVERYONE LOVES JEEPS You had your little guy, and I had mine. My son was enamored by your black, lifted Jeep, so we came over to say hi. I feel a little silly posting this, but why not, right? When: Monday, July 2, 2018. Where: North Beach. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914442





FREQUENT ENCOUNTERS Not sure how to handle these feelings that have, over time, developed in me. I’ve come to the realization that I am absolutely crazy about you. Sometimes it seems you feel it, too. Other times I hesitate to approach you, as I would never want to make you uncomfortable or bothered by me. That is how I am feeling today. When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Where: around. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914441 LATE-NIGHT PHONE CALLS Slowly getting to know you has been like reading a menu full of my favorite foods: I just can’t decide what I love most. I have yet to witness your beauty with my own eyes, but I already know wherever we go, you will be the prettiest woman in every room. When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Where: on the phone. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914440 ERLENMEYER13, WAS I DREAMING? I first saw your picture a few years ago but was too shy to message you, then you were gone. I was looking again late two nights ago, and there you were! Could it be another chance? I wanted to wait until I was rested before I sent a message; now you’re gone again. Was it all a dream? When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Where: online. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #914439 RUSH-HOUR WAVE Stopped in traffic on Main Street near University Place. You were heading toward downtown, and I was going the other way. You have a nice smile. When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Where: Burlington. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914438 CYNICALBOY I see you’re still searching, my cynical boy, so I guess I’m confused. When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Where: in my life. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914437

GENTLEMAN BY THE RIVER English yellow lab and tall blond/ginger fellow. My brindle dog ran up to greet her. I couldn’t resist saying hi. I feel like it could have been more, but I was leaving. We exchanged smiles as we left. Let’s grab a beverage? Me: tall ginger lady with a straw hat. When: Monday, July 9, 2018. Where: Bolton Potholes. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914436 JUNE 2003 ON NORTH WILLARD You were stunning in a blue shirt and shorts with amazing eyes. I stopped you to talk, and it ended up being one of the most important moments in my life. —SK. When: Monday, June 10, 2013. Where: Burlington. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914435 FIELD HOCKEY NATURALIST You manifested in my dreams before I saw your arms. You wander among the secret woodland fairies and notice the tiny things others can’t see. It took years, but here we are. I love you. Let’s have fun. Coffee in the Lounge? —Aquaman. When: Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Where: in woodland mists. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914434 A FAVOR TO BE REPAID I wonder what the Virgo horoscope says today? You watched my cat as I bike-toured Montana and Canada! Now it’s time for me repay the favor! When: July 29. Where: Ween at the waterfront. When: Saturday, July 7, 2018. Where: Pearl St. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914433 SUGARBUSH JULY 4TH You were dancing with another girl after the fireworks. I was dancing, as well. You: wearing a white tank top with a tattoo along your shoulders, silver sparkles on your face. You caught me checking you out. I smiled, thought you were checking me out, as well. You have my interest... When: Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Where: Sugarbush. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914431 TWICE IN ONE WEEK We smiled at each other both times we crossed paths: the first time at Skinny Pancake and then on Church Street a few days later (you were walking with your bike). Seeing you twice in one week made me think we should meet on purpose. When: Thursday, June 28, 2018. Where: Skinny Pancake and Church St. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914430 KORNER KWIK STOP Something about your gray dress and smile caused me to write this. Seen you there many times. Always friendly and smiling. Maybe I can see you outside of working. Daily green beer can purchaser. When: Thursday, July 5, 2018. Where: Korner Kwik Stop. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914429

MOVIE PASS AT BEAST We spoke before and after the movie. You: salt-and-pepper hair, popcorn and a friend with glasses. Me: blond, pink shirt, black skirt. None of us liked the flick. Let’s meet and talk more about Lean on Pete. I hope to see you at the Roxy again. When: Thursday, July 5, 2018. Where: the Roxy, downtown Burlington. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914426 IDEAS ON TABLES My postings have clearly charged up some pretty heavy, wishful notions of ideas and tables ... but my I-Spy is still out there.  Sorry to disappoint. When: Saturday, May 12, 2018. Where: Pine St. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914425 JULY 3 POPPIN’ YARD SALE Me: leaf tattoo, in a hurry. You: three babes who make a yard sale into a party. Wish I had stopped to shop. Buying something woulda been a great excuse to talk. Room for one more next time you’re chillin out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool? When: Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Where: N. Winooski Ave. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #914424 IDEES? MAIS OUI! One good reason to get together is that we want each other. A better reason still is that we need each other. You know how to reach me. Despite your obvious qualities, my attraction to you was a surprise; I thought that part of life was over. Now I dream of the things we would do and revel in every second. When: Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Where: Pine St. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914423 ASIAN PERSUASION, GARDENER’S SUPPLY Sunday morning I was looking to beat the heat and buy what I needed, but you pulled up with your dress, and the heat just went shooting skyhigh! Wanted to see your eyes, but your sunglasses hid them. Willing to meet to show me them sometime? When: Sunday, June 24, 2018. Where: Gardener’s Supply, Burlington. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914422 CAUGHT OFF GUARD AT WORK You came into my work, and I immediately could not help you. I work for a company that sells seeds and bulbs, but I know nothing about gardening. I believe you own a greenhouse and could definitely teach me a few things. I would love to chat some more about high school and meet your dog again! When: Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Where: American Meadows. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914421 IDEAS I can’t take it! I want to jump your bones. You’re intelligent, creative, handsome ... a bit goofy? I make excuses for our conversations to last longer. You’d probably never imagine who this is, and there are reasons why it’s a bad idea. But I’m putting it into the universe because you’re stuck in head, and maybe we’ll invent a good reason. When: Monday, July 2, 2018. Where: Pine St. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914420 STILL WILLING ON THE TABLE? Being with you there — or anywhere else — would give me great joy. My only hope is that it would bring as much to you. One day you mentioned that someone could kiss your pale white ass. I would love that. When: Friday, June 29, 2018. Where: Pine St. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914419


My spouse and I have been together for more than 10 years. Our sex life used to be hot and heavy, but it wound down. We’ve been trying to rekindle things, but something happened that derailed it. In the middle of sex, my wife got aggressive and told me to slap her on the face. It shocked the heck out of me. I said no and asked her where that came from. She got embarrassed, and we haven’t had sex since. I love my wife and don’t want to hurt her. When did she start wanting that sort of thing? Is she the same person I married?


Lover, Not a Fighter

Dear Lover,

Your wife is the same person with whom you fell in love, but that doesn’t mean her tastes haven’t changed. Maybe she read an article about dominance and submission and felt turned on. Maybe she’s been interested all along but was afraid to tell you. She’s telling you now, and the only way to understand it is to ask. It’s not abnormal for people to sexualize pain and humiliation. That behavior may be a no-go for you, but you should decide together. If you’re open to exploring her interests, do as much research as you would before any major life decision. Read articles, consult experts, talk to people who’ve done it (perhaps online). Dominance and submission is a dynamic, so the pleasure should be mutual. Above all, the experience must be consensual and safe. Negotiate limits in advance. Agree on a safe word — something that signals, “Stop right now!� Don’t attempt any aggressive behavior while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Face slapping is extreme; the face consists of dozens of muscles, tiny bones and nerve endings — as well as the nose, eyes and mouth — that are easily damaged. So, slapping should be done with the utmost care. Most people view face slapping as degrading, even a form of abuse. Your wife is asking for a type of humiliation that can bring up painful memories or have lasting emotional effects. That’s something you two should seriously consider. Maybe explore playful slaps on the butt first. Have a good time — but don’t knock yourselves out!



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