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1. “Making a Stink: Man Protests Burlington’s Wastewater Dumps” by Sasha Goldstein. After a recent storm caused fresh overflows at Burlington’s wastewater treatment plants, Dave Hungerford decided he was fed up. 2. “Media Note: WCAX to Cut Production Staff” by Paul Heintz. The station is planning its third round of layoffs since Gray Television acquired it last year. 3. “High E. Coli Levels Force Closures at Two Burlington Beaches” by Sasha Goldstein. Officials closed two city beaches last Friday, but reopened them over the weekend. 4. “New Owners Take Over Great Harvest Bread Co.” by Sally Pollak. The popular Burlington bakery has changed hands. 5. “Former Wall Street Maverick Sandy Lewis Is an Adirondack Agitator” by James Bandler. The banker-turned-beef-farmer’s obsessive crusades have reached across Lake Champlain to Middlebury College, the University of Vermont and beyond.

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hat tank you might have seen cruising through Charlotte over the weekend was not a mirage. Rather, the 1974 British CVRT Sabre was Derek Chace’s vehicle of choice for a creemee run with his kids. And it’s Chace who feels like he’s living a dream. “What boy doesn’t want a tank?” he exclaimed. Chace and his wife, Cate, are longtime classic car enthusiasts and the owners of a car import business. The couple purchased the tank in June from a restoration specialist in England, adding the 16,000-pound vehicle to a collection that includes a 1964 Austin FX4 taxicab and a 1978 Land Rover ambulance. They paid $60,000 for the tank, including shipping. The Sabre has been stripped of its shooting capabilities, but it has a barrel for show, with a propane-fueled firing simulator that flashes — just in case a director wants to

use the tank in a movie. The hulking piece of metal is road legal, complete with license plates, blinkers and rubber pads on its treads, according to Chase. Unfortunately, it only gets four to six miles per gallon. Chase gets stares and waves while driving it but has never run into any trouble. “It’s no different than any other classic car,” he said. “It’s just a little bigger.” Jovial and outgoing, Chace is eager to show off his prized possession. The tank has already appeared at the Shelburne Museum Classic Auto Festival and will be at the Vermont Antique and Classic Car Show in Waterbury from August 10 to 12. He’s also offered rides to neighbors. “A lot of people ask me if I can take it to their kids’ birthday parties,” Chace said with a laugh. “I’m like, ‘I don’t mind if your kids come here and see it.’ I’m not sure how insurance would be if I show up with a tank at a kid’s birthday party.”




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he University of Vermont Medical Center is no longer withholding union dues from the paychecks of nurses involved in a protracted labor dispute with the hospital. Under a three-year pact with the Vermont Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals, the hospital used to collect the funds and forward the money to the union. That agreement became “null and void” when the contract expired on July 9, according to hospital spokesperson Michael Carrese. Nurse Julie MacMillan, who has been the union’s lead negotiator, called the move a “clear attempt to union bust.”

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[Re “Hurricane Sandy,” July 25]: If I were Sandy Lewis, crusader for antibiotic-free meat and purveyor of grass-fed beef, I’d immediately test my beef for its cadmium and mercury levels and make public the results. If the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s dire warnings against consuming livers or kidneys from deer and moose weren’t enough, witness also the similar warnings at all boat launches warning of mercury in all fish. If these insane levels of cadmium and mercury are so high as to prompt warnings against consumption of wildlife that graze the



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for generating up to 70 percent of the organization’s revenue at 26 percent of the organization’s annual expenses. During the same conversations I was having with my neighbors, asking for money to support programming for thousands of survivors of sexual violence, I educated folks on the issue, supported the implementation of prevention-based programming and connected survivors with our hotline. My team was responsible for reaching 120,000-plus households a year. About one in six asked made a donation; most inquired where their funds were being allocated. I made a 43 percent commission on every dollar raised. Admitting this never stopped me from convincing one of my community members to write a check. And I hope it does not lead Vermonters to stop giving the next time a mission-driven organization that resonates with them requests a gift. If we believe the services nonprofits deliver when the public sector fails are value-added, we should pay for the labor that makes those services possible.

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“Come make a difference for yourself and for the world,” beckons the Vermont Be True Yoga Festival website. This three-day wellness-centered gathering offers yoga classes, meditation sessions, mindfulness hikes, outdoor recreation and more, all against a breathtaking bucolic backdrop. Minimal cell service and Wi-Fi connectivity mean yogis can unplug and unwind.




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BERRY, BERRY GOOD Who could resist blueberry cider or a blueberry-and-pineapple tamale? Foodies get their fill of sweet, juicy fruit during the Vermont Blueberry Festival, taking place alongside the Craftsbury Farmers Market. Vendors offer blueberry- and pollinator-themed eats, drinks and products created especially for this flavorful fête.

Art and history intertwine in “Ode,” an exhibition of work by Sarah Tortora on view at the Vermont Studio Center’s Red Mill Gallery in Johnson. Elements of ancient Greek vase painting, classical architecture and Euclidean space-time diagrams thread through the prop-like sculptures by the VSC visual arts coordinator. Rachel Elizabeth Jones shares her perspective on the show. SEE REVIEW ON PAGE 66



Strength Through Song Singer, string player and songwriter MorganEve Swain started the Huntress and Holder of Hands as an outlet for grief after the death of her husband and Brown Bird bandmate, Dave Lamb, in 2014. Joined by four live musicians, Swain serves up string- and bass-driven songs that explore love, loss, power and strength from an outdoor stage at the Woodstock History Center. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 50

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In Honor In August 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing an estimated 120,000 people. Burlingtonians mark the anniversary of the bombings and commemorate lives lost with the Hiroshima & Nagasaki Walk and Candle Boat Remembrance, beginning at the First Unitarian Universalist Society. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 52




Bette Davis, a shining star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, graces the silver screen in All About Eve, shown on 16mm film as part of the Newman Center film series in Plattsburgh, N.Y. With film preservationist Andy MacDougall as host, cinephiles watch as an ingénue threatens the career of an established actress played by Davis.


For the 10th year, athletes engage their speed and balance at Stand Up for the Lake, a standuppaddleboard race on Lake Champlain, benefiting Burlington’s Community Sailing Center. Elite, recreational and youth racers find their footing on floating planks, vying for cash and other prizes. Spectators are welcome to lend their support.







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HRISTINE HALLQUIST has made fighting climate change a focal point of her campaign for governor. The FRIDAYS > 9:00 P.M. former utility executive turned Democratic politician touts her commitGET MORE INFO OR ment to renewable energy. She points WATCH ONLINE AT VERMONTCAM.ORG with pride to the almost entirely carbonfree portfolio she built at the Vermont Electric Coop as proof of her dedication Participants Needed for a 2:06 PMand know-how. 16t-vcam-weekly.indd 1 7/30/18 During her 13 years as CEO of the Research Study on the Brain co-op, Hallquist was an advocate for renewables — most of the time. But there were occasions when she defended industry interests and emphasized cost and affordability over transformation. “We butted heads quite a bit over renewable energy,” said former state representative TONY KLEIN, a zealous advocate of renewables who chaired the House Natural Resources and Energy Healthy, non-smoking participants Committee from 2011 to 2016. “I don’t (18-30 years old) needed for a 4 visit UVM study on a chemical system in the know what she really believes. I do know healthy brain. Participants will receive she had to represent her ratepayers.” $400 for completion of the study. That’s the question facing voters in the August 14 primary: What does Hallquist Contact us at 847-8248 or really believe? This is a matter of concern for some progressive-leaning voters who CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH UNIT see a candidate who acknowledges voting for Republican Gov. PHIL SCOTT in 2016 and has little to no track record on other issues. Another thing: That co-op portfolio 12v-uvmdeptpsych-Brainstudy062718.indd 1 6/28/18 11:38 AMisn’t as green as it appears. Nearly 80 percent of its power comes from HydroQuébec’s massive dams in the province’s far north, which have inflicted widespread ecological damage, and from a 20year contract Hallquist signed with New Hampshire’s Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant in 2015. Only 16 percent of VEC’s power comes from wind, solar, methane or wood. “I don’t say ‘renewable’; I say ‘carbon free,’” Hallquist said. “I’m strategic about that.” “Strategic” is one way to put it. As a prominent energy expert, For active people in their 30s and 40s Hallquist has left a long trail of public writings and statements. Most are supportive of renewable energy, but some NECTARS, Main St., Burlington lend credence to Klein’s skepticism. Hallquist has argued against further exAdvance $20 • Week of $25 pansion of net metering, the program that incentivizes residential-scale solar arrays. Less than a year ago, VEC opposed building more renewables in most of its service area because of concerns about the capacSay you saw it in... 12v-techdatingwithtwist071818.indd 1 6/28/18 11:35 AMity of the electric power grid. In a 2017 story about VEC’s resistance, quoted renewable developer DAVID BLITTERSDORF as saying,





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“They’re not supportive of a renewable energy future with their actions.” (Through a spokesperson, Blittersdorf declined to comment for this story.) At the same time, VEC was building two big solar arrays in Hinesburg and Grand Isle. Why the seeming contradiction? Hallquist favors renewables, but only where the infrastructure can handle it. However, she hasn’t spent much time advocating for grid improvements.



“She should have been saying, ‘We need renewable energy, but we need to upgrade the grid,’” Klein recalled. “What she did say was, ‘We can’t handle any more renewables.’ It used to infuriate me.” In the past, Hallquist has promoted natural gas as a necessary complement to weather-dependent solar and wind. Now, she says, improvements in technology have greatly reduced the need for gas. She has promised to sign a “no new fossil fuel infrastructure” pledge put forward by the Upper Valley Affinity Group, which fellow candidate JAMES EHLERS signed last week. Hallquist positions herself as a problem-solver who’s committed to reaching Vermont’s goal of 90 percent renewable power by the year 2050 — and to achieving shorter-term targets as well. She endorses a report called Vermont Solar Pathways, a federally funded study that identifies a way to meet 20 percent of Vermont’s electricity needs with renewables by the year 2025. “As governor, I’m going to be a champion for the 90 percent goal. I’m going to make Solar Pathways our comprehensive energy plan,” Hallquist said. “We can get there. I have absolute faith that we can.” When asked about political opposition that has effectively halted large-scale wind and has threatened some proposed solar projects, she struck a measured tone. “That is the public policy tension,” she said. “What do people really want?” If Hallquist encountered resistance to in-state renewables, she would settle for continued dependence on Hydro-Québec and importing energy from wind farms in the Midwest. As Hallquist put it, “Do we want to solve climate change, or do we

want renewables?” She wants both, but if she had to choose only one, it would be addressing climate change. As a utility executive, Hallquist had a responsibility to ratepayers and her board. That meant advocating for lower costs and buying nuclear power, among other things. “Your obligation as a leader is to work for the people that you’re hired to serve,” she said. As governor, she added, she would work for the best interests of all Vermonters — a broader vision, in her telling, that focuses on building a sustainable future. But one might well wonder how her years in the utility business would color her actions as governor. The politically powerful industry has its own interests to protect, even while it encourages renewable energy. And Hallquist’s signature policy initiative, universal broadband, would hand over that entire sector to Vermont’s utilities. Vermont Public Interest Research Group lobbyist BEN WALSH encapsulates the dilemma. Hallquist is “clearly someone who understands the gravity of the climate crisis … and knows the energy sector like the back of her hand,” he said. But, he added, as a utility executive “her track record was mixed, supporting climate policy at times and working to block it at others.” Which leaves Walsh, and others, wondering: “What kind of governor will she be?”

The Dems Power Up

The Vermont Democratic Party has made a bunch of hires, bringing its staff to six permanent full-timers, plus three field organizers who will serve through Election Day. The new permanent hires are finance director MAGGIE LENZ and communications director R. CHRISTOPHER DI MEZZO. Three others will be field organizers on salary through the campaign season, and the party intends to add a fourth. VDP executive director JOSH MASSEY, a recent hire himself, said the party is now “back at full capacity,” with the same staffing it enjoyed from 2012 to 2016. Meanwhile, at Vermont Republican Party headquarters, executive director JACK MOULTON heads a paid staff of … himself. The VTGOP will be hiring two additional employees for the campaign, but otherwise Moulton will be depending on unpaid labor. “We’ve devised a system of field coordinators, a team of volunteers who have


signed up for their counties,” Moulton said. Those volunteers include party chair DEB BILLADO, who will handle three counties, and Moulton himself, who will coordinate two. Why the stark difference in staffing? Money, of course. After a financial nosedive in 2017 that led to at least one delayed payroll, the Democrats have rebounded. The Republicans continue to struggle. A bit of background before jumping into the numbers. Federal law requires that state parties maintain separate state and federal accounts. Most of the money flows through the federal account. Corporate contributions aren’t allowed under federal law, but they are permitted in Vermont, so the corporate cash goes to the state party funds. The VDP federal committee has raised $359,000 since January 1 and ended June with a healthy $143,000 in cash on hand. The VTGOP federal fund raised $105,000 in the first six months of the year and ended with a mere $7,300 in the bank. Same story in the state funds. From mid-July 2017 to mid-July 2018, the VDP raised $152,000, while the VTGOP raised only $78,000. Where is all the Democratic money coming from? The federal committee has benefited from the largesse of the national party, well-heeled politicos and individuals. Sen. BERNIE SANDERS’ (I-Vt.) senatorial campaign committee, Friends of Bernie Sanders, has given $101,000 to the Dems’ federal kitty this year. The Democratic National Committee has donated a total of $66,000, the Democratic Grassroots Victory Fund (a Washington, D.C., political action committee) gave $40,000 and U.S. Rep. PETER WELCH’s (DVt.) campaign donated $10,000. Individuals giving $10,000 each included Burton Snowboards founder JAKE CARPENTER; Green Mountain Coffee Roasters founder ROBERT STILLER and his wife, CHRISTINE; and Indiana residents DEBORAH SIMON and CYNTHIA SIMON SKJODT, heirs to the fortune of their father, MEL SIMON, who was a shopping mall developer. The VDP raked in a lot of cash from Burlington-area developers, including $15,000 from corporations co-owned by DON SINEX, the man behind CityPlace Burlington; another $15,000 from two entities under the Pomerleau Real Estate umbrella; and $5,000 from Main Street Landing. The VTGOP, meanwhile, leaned heavily on a handful of deep-pocketed loyalists. LENORE BROUGHTON, who came to political prominence in 2012 when she spent a million dollars on her own

conservative super PAC, Vermonters First, gave $10,000 each to the VTGOP’s state and federal funds. TOM BREUER, a conservative mega-donor who owns homes in Massachusetts and Stowe, gave $17,500 to the state fund and another $2,500 to the federal fund — and his software company, Valetude, gave another $10,000 to the state fund. The VTGOP federal fund also received $15,000 from members of the Pizzagalli family of contractors/developers and $5,000 apiece from JACK MCMULLEN, former candidate for U.S. Senate and attorney general; MITCHELL FLEISCHER, head of an insurance and investment firm; DAWN TERRILL, former party finance chair and member of Republican governor JIM DOUGLAS’ cabinet; and former Barre mayor THOM LAUZON. The VTGOP’s state campaign fund received $10,000 from True North Reports, the conservative news and opinion website; and another $10,000 from Koivut LLC, a privately held firm based in Cornwall. There were many donors in the $1,000 to $3,000 range, primarily out-of-state corporations. True North managing editor BRUCE PARKER failed to respond to a request for comment on why a self-described news organization would make a sizable gift to a political party, and how the bare-bones operation came up with an extra 10 Gs. Despite the generosity of a few, Vermont Republicans are simply not competitive with the Democrats in resources and organization. Will this translate into Democratic gains in November? It may not have much impact on the statewide races, where individual candidates run their own operations. But the Democrats are fully equipped to defend their legislative majorities and win enough new seats in the House to overturn gubernatorial vetoes.



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Burlington Considers Upgrading Its High School — for $70 Million B Y M O LLY WA LSH








hen it opened in 1964, Burlington High School was hailed as a state-ofthe-art edifice. Fifty-four years later, the prevailing view has changed, and not just because of the school’s foggy Plexiglas windows. Its mazelike design of six buildings connected by enclosed ramps — no doubt considered cool half a century ago — makes it difficult to navigate, especially for anyone with a disability. Burlington superintendents, parents and school board members have been talking for decades about fixing the facility. Now there’s a proposal to do so. Come November, Burlington residents could be voting on whether to borrow $70 million to build a three-story addition on the city’s only high school. The district is expected to provide more detailed information about the project and its finances — including how taxpayers would be affected —  in the coming weeks. But the decision-making process is imminent. The Burlington School Board is scheduled to vote on the bond on August 14. If a majority of board members approves, the Burlington City Council will weigh in. Although they have no control over school matters, the 12 councilors get to decide whether the high school question goes on the ballot. Supporters of the proposal want them to vote on August 27. At least two city councilors have serious reservations. “It seems like a rush job,” said Burlington City Council President Kurt Wright (R-Ward 4), who, along with former council president Jane Knodell (P-Central District), met with school leaders and Mayor Miro Weinberger in mid-July to call for more time to study the proposal and engage the public. Wright says he told superintendent of schools Yaw Obeng and school board chair Clare Wool to slow down. “I thought that message really went through,” Wright said. “But now I’m not sure it did.” The mayor is also noncommittal. He agrees that the high school needs substantial renovations but said he has yet to see the financial details. “If we were being asked to put something on the ballot today, we couldn’t do it responsibly,” Weinberger said Monday. The mayor also noted that he’s not

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sure a late-August vote by the council As he pushed himself up a sloped is feasible: “I am concerned that there’s connector between two buildings, a lot that needs to be done in a short Spaulding perspired. “The ramps, most period of time.” of them, are too steep to meet ADA Superintendent Obeng did not return compliance,” he said, referring to the calls for comment, nor did board chair Americans with Disabilities Act. Wool. Another problem: The 240,000If either the school board or the city square-foot high school has only four council balk at the proposal this month, elevators, and the complex would need there won’t be much time left to get it on seven to make its current configuration the ballot for the November work better, according to 6 election. Ballots must be Spaulding. printed by September 21, Some buildings have according to Assistant City elevators, others don’t, Clerk Amy Bovee. and stairs from one Those calling for improvefloor to another can be ments at the high school are an obstacle for some. In BU RL I N GT ON C I T Y tired of waiting. Limited C OU N C I L PRE S I D E N T Building C, for example, KU RT W RI GH T handicap access is a continustudents who can’t use ing challenge. For people who the stairs from the first use wheelchairs, the best way floor to the second face a to get from the lobby to the auditorium long, winding route, which requires that is through an exterior side door. they go through other buildings and take “That’s the preferred route,” said a stair lift, then connect back to Building Marty Spaulding, the district director of C. Getting to class takes 15 minutes for facilities. some of them. A district-produced flyer promoting a Burlington High School grad Eleanor streamlined building spotlights Seamus Hobbs Jenks remembers when the buildStein, a Burlington High School senior ing first opened. Designed by local archiwho uses crutches. To get from band tecture firm Freeman French Freeman, it class to physics, his quote reads, requires was a dramatic departure from the turn“three elevators, an outside path, and of-the century Edmunds High School building connectors.” downtown on Main Street. Spaulding is uniquely qualified to “Wow!” was her first impression. “I point out the facility’s physical failings; thought it was lovely. How nice to have he broke his leg in May. On a tour last everything new and clean,’’ recalled the week, he navigated the buildings on a retired educator. knee walker — a scooter that he kneels But the separate buildings made it one leg on and rolls along. hard for students to interact, Jenks said.



The trades and business classrooms were far from the classrooms for college-bound students, she remembered. “The actual physical structure of the building was very exclusionary,” she said. “It did not encourage a community of classmates.” The proposed renovation would change that design flaw while improving accessibility. Sketches show that some of the outlying buildings would be demolished. The three-story addition would wrap around the main building that currently houses the gym, auditorium, cafeteria and administrative offices. Its classrooms would have partitions and other flexible learning features. A final plan wouldn’t be inked until after voters approved the bond. How likely is that to happen? It depends on whom you ask. City Councilor Dave Hartnett (D-North District) said the citizen-led Burlington High School ReEnvisioning Committee, which has provided input about the school, is doing an “amazing job” and that he needs no convincing that the high school is in “dire” need of improvements. He supports the $70 million proposal — in theory. Ralph Lewis, 59, who graduated from Burlington High School and has lived in the Queen City since the early 1960s, isn’t so sure. To escape the city’s mounting property taxes, the New North End homeowner and his wife are planning to move to South Carolina or Tennessee. Last month, rates on residential property increased 4 percent; commercial property, 6 percent. The annual tax bill on a Burlington home appraised at $250,000 is now $6,711. “We’ve kind of given up,” said Lewis, who works in information technology. Voting against school budgets isn’t enough, he said. Even after they’ve been rejected, he’s noticed the same pricey proposals often come back and get approved. Lewis agrees that the high school needs renovations but wonders if there is a more economical way to do it. It’s sobering to contemplate adding $70 million to the roughly $50 million Burlington has already spent or authorized for improvements at other schools, he said: “It’s a huge burden. I’m all for education. I just don’t understand why ours is costing so much more than other places in the country per pupil.”


Vermont per-pupil spending was $19,399 in 2017, the sixth highest in the nation, according to a National Education Association ranking. It’s true that upkeep of Burlington’s 10 school buildings — six grade schools, two middle schools, the high school and an early-education/administrative building — is expensive. Over the years, various proposals have emerged for consolidating them. In 2002, thensuperintendent Lyman Amsden put forth one of the boldest, a plan to shrink the real estate portfolio to five schools and use the savings to build a new high

back when Obeng and some school board members sought to build two new preschool buildings. Residents said the plans caught them by surprise, and a school board with many newly elected members nixed the idea. The city council may do the same with the high school because there’s so much competition right now for tax dollars, Hartnett predicted. The Weinberger administration is gathering public input for a major renovation to Memorial Auditorium that could wind up on the ballot in November. The mayor is also re-

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searching a springtime bond to fix the city’s wastewater issues. It would probably be a political mistake to crowd the November ballot with both the high school and Memorial Auditorium bonds, said Hartnett. He supports fixing the auditorium as well as the high school and said it will be up to school leaders to prove that the high school proposal should be financed first. “Is their proposal ready for prime time? Do they have all their t’s crossed and their i’s dotted, and can they get out there and sell it to the voters?” he asked rhetorically. School board member Mark Barlow has a simple pitch: “Much of the work is overdue, particularly around accessibility and deferred maintenance,” he said. His colleague, Kathy Olwell, is more cautious. She wants additional information about the tax implications before she makes up her mind. While she’s “fully behind … doing something” to the building “so that it is accessible to all of our children,” Olwell said, “I guess I just really do want to know what that means down the road.” m


school. The plan also envisioned merging grade schools to achieve more economic diversity. The sale of school buildings was expected to generate $10 million; savings on maintenance and administration, $2 million per year. The price tag for a new high school was $30 million — a bargain by today’s standards. But many parents protested, saying they cherished the smaller elementary schools within walking distance of home. “I would say, politically, the whole idea bombed terribly,’’ recalled Michael Green, who then served on the Burlington School Board. Voters at that time repeatedly rejected school budgets, and it was a battle to get one passed, he recalled. That changed in the early 2000s as voters adjusted to a new finance system created by the 1997 law known as Act 60. The state-funded education formula provides income-based tax breaks, which has made it easier to pass school budgets. Not surprisingly, consolidation hasn’t gained any traction. Another proposal for it was defeated in 2005. Burlington residents are still willing to say no. Earlier this year, they pushed


In Race for Governor, Sen. John Rodgers Stands His Ground B Y ALI CI A FR EESE




ith less than two weeks remaining before the August 14 primary, Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Rodgers is not scrambling for votes. He’s moving stones and planting hemp. The Northeast Kingdom state senator might have been a credible opponent against Republican Gov. Phil Scott in November’s general election. As the only challenger who’s served in public office, he’s arguably the most qualified. But Rodgers’ unorthodox approach gives him the slimmest of chances in the Democratic primary. He has chosen to run as a write-in candidate and is leaving the work of campaigning to a small group of surrogates. A statewide write-in win would likely be unprecedented in Vermont, according to the State Archives & Records Administration, which found no evidence of such a victory in records dating back to 1789. While the four candidates on the Democratic ballot are trying to make themselves known to as many voters as possible, Rodgers seems content to remain the standard-bearer for the rural reaches of Vermont and, in particular, gun owners enraged by Scott’s embrace of firearm reforms following a February school shooting threat in Fair Haven. “They feel like they work hard, they pay their taxes … and all’s they ask for is to be left alone,” said Rodgers, who despite being a Democrat is among the most conservative members of the Senate. “It’s pretty easy to vote someone else’s rights away.” Rodgers, 53, looks more like a cowboy than a politician and is more apt to tout his fishing skills and plumbing prowess than his legislative achievements. He’s quick to mention that he was part of the fifth generation to live and work on his family’s dairy farm in Glover. Today the father of two lives just a mile and a half away, in a house he and his wife, Brenda, built on 110 boulder-strewn acres. For most of his professional career, he’s run J.S. Rodgers Masonry, a one-man shop specializing in excavation and dry stonework. Partnering with his elder son, also named John, Rodgers is starting a hemp company. Head-high cannabis plants populate the senator’s front lawn, and the pair has been experimenting with making cannabidiol-infused lip

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balm, hand cream and organic dark chocolate fudge. Derived from hemp buds, CBD is a compound used to treat various ailments; Rodgers takes it for back pain caused by years of manual labor. Hemp, unlike its cousin, marijuana, doesn’t contain enough THC to produce a high. Asked whether he was considering growing marijuana, which became legal in limited quantities in Vermont on July 1, Rodgers grinned and responded with a mischievous “maybe.” In a recent interview at his home after work, the senator appeared in a sleeveless shirt with “Rodgers Rocks” printed on it and Carhartt jeans with holes at the knees. A tour of his house included a glimpse into his gun safe, which holds about 15 firearms, and a stop in front of an 11.4pound trout he caught last summer, took to a taxidermist and mounted in his living room. Outside, Rodgers hopped in a camouflage-patterned four-wheeler, which he refers to as “my beast.” As its motor roared and exhaust fumed, he casually drove a reporter over large rocks and up a steep incline — the vehicle tilting at gravity-defying angles — to show off a view of the Green Mountains from a nearby hilltop. Back at the homestead, he declared, “Safari’s over” and parked next to his

skidder, which, he noted, “is something not many senators have.” Rodgers, who represents Essex and Orleans counties, regularly flaunts his rural bona fides by drawing contrasts with more urbane Senate colleagues. This is a deliberate and shrewd strategy, suggested Sen. Phil Baruth (D/P-Chittenden), an English professor at the University of Vermont. “Like lots of politicians, he has different personas that he uses, and one of them is the good old guy from the Kingdom, where he’ll drop his Gs [and] work you into a trap of underestimating him.” Rodgers, who has a thick, grayflecked mustache and boyish bangs, wears the requisite coat and tie when he’s at the Statehouse, but even there he eschews dress shoes for cowboy boots or sneakers. “He looks like the gunslinger in a Western movie,” Baruth said. It’s not all shtick, Baruth clarified: “He is the thing, but he also knows how to sell the thing.” Rodgers is plainspoken — “granite cuts slicker than shit,” he told a reporter — but he knows how to employ poetry. He began a memorable speech against gun control by saying, “The soil of the Kingdom is in my blood, and a fair amount of my blood is in that soil.”


Rodgers, who served eight years in the House before winning a Senate seat in 2012, has earned the nickname “Freedom Boy” for his libertarian zeal. He supported marijuana legalization and often criticizes what he considers excessive government regulation, especially when it comes to logging and farming. Several years ago, he helped lead a fight against large-scale wind turbines. As a conservative senator with a wayward streak, Rodgers has a complicated relationship with the Democratic majority. “Sen. Rodgers is not an active member of the caucus,” said Majority Leader Becca Balint (D-Windham). “He sometimes votes with us, he sometimes doesn’t, and sometimes we don’t know until we get on the floor.” “I’m not a sheep,” said Rodgers, who appears perfectly comfortable with his outsider status. Growing up, he said, “The hippies thought I was a redneck and the rednecks thought I was hippie, but I got along with all of them, and it’s been sort of the same in the Statehouse. Some of Democrats think I’m a Republican and some of Republicans think I’m a Democrat, and I get along with all of them.” Though he can exasperate his colleagues, “It’s impossible not to like him,” Baruth said. “He’s roguish and charming.” When it came to the legislation that would require background checks for all gun purchases, raise the purchasing age to 21, ban bump stocks and limit the capacity of ammunition magazines, the maverick Democrat made his opposition known early and often. Still, his fellow senators looked stunned in March when Rodgers, wearing an American flag tie, stood up to deliver a speech laced with apocalyptic threats. Conjuring up the specters of nuclear war, terrorist attacks, climate change and even a robot takeover, and describing gruesome rapes and murders in uncomfortable detail, Rodgers argued that the gun-control measures would undermine Vermonters’ ability to defend themselves. More disturbing to some was Rodgers’ assertion that this was one more example of out-of-staters destroying Vermont culture. “When I was young,” he said, “it seemed like the people who moved here moved here because they loved


it here, and they embraced our values and our heritage and our traditions … but it seems now that we’ve been overpopulated with folks who came here for different reasons and aim to take much of that away.” Rep. Kiah Morris (D-Bennington), who is black, later tweeted, “Gotta say: Sen. Rogers [sic], likening your colleagues to insects that have ‘overrun’ Vermont is both racist and historically violent.” Democrats in one corner of the Northeast Kingdom, Essex County, took the unusual step of issuing a public statement condemning their senator’s remarks. “We were, frankly, horrified,” party committee chair Laura Wilson said. Fellow senators were more inclined to give Rodgers the benefit of the doubt. “I think he got a little bit carried away characterizing people who weren’t



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born in Vermont as an invasive species,” Baruth said, but added, “He’s not the sort of person to, under any normal circumstances, signal the difference between you and him.” Rodgers dismissed the accusation of racism as “total bullshit” and later clarified that he didn’t mean to universally disparage nonnative Vermonters. But he reiterated that he believes some of Vermont’s newer residents are “chipping away” at a way of life that includes hunting and fishing and a “live and let live” philosophy. For better or worse, the gun legislation Rodgers fought so hard against has considerably elevated his public profile. While his speech drew criticism, it also won him admirers outside the building. In April, Rodgers, irate over the gun reforms, said he was considering running for governor. In May, he backed out, citing the demands of his masonry and hemp businesses. Then, in June, Angelo Napolitano, a Waitsfield libertarian, and Richard Ley, a Republican-leaning, retired maintenance worker from Clarendon, approached Rodgers about running

as a write-in candidate. Neither knew Rodgers personally, but both had been impressed by his role during the gun debate and sensed that he shared their concerns about the state. “We’re losing our farms. We’re just losing our culture. We’re just losing our state,” said Ley, who blames this on “too much liberalism in our government.” Of Rodgers, Ley said, “He’s a hardworking guy. He hunts … He understands us.” Rodgers said he’d run but told them he wouldn’t have time to campaign. While the chances of winning as a write-in are low, this approach allows Rodgers to run for reelection to the Senate at the same time. He hopes to secure a committee chairmanship next year and said he would have been reluctant to relinquish his seat. The “non-campaign campaign,” as he described it, is also a low-risk way of testing the waters — and increasing his name recognition — for a future statewide run. Even without his name on the ballot, Rodgers scored an invite to at least one upcoming Democratic debate. If this year’s results are promising, Rodgers said, “Maybe in two years, I’ll reconsider it and do it both feet in.” That attitude doesn’t sit well with some. “If he’s serious about it, he should have run as a candidate [and] forget running for the Senate,” said Sen. Dick Mazza (D-Grand Isle), a Scott loyalist. “I don’t think it’s fair to the public.” Ley, who said about 10 people are leading the campaign on Rodgers’ behalf, claimed that “We have a ton of support,” but “we really can’t say who they are.” The group isn’t fundraising, and the only visible signs of its work are a Facebook page, a website and a series of YouTube videos. Voters fired up about gun rights are Rodgers’ most obvious source of support, but polling suggests they’re not as plentiful as he might hope. Last week, Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS released polling results showing that only 25 percent of the 603 residents surveyed objected to the new gun law. Among self-identified Democrats, only 11 percent opposed it. Gun Owners of Vermont, an advocacy group, decided to support both Rodgers and Keith Stern, who’s challenging Scott in the Republican primary. Since voters must choose either a Democratic ballot or a Republican one, the dual endorsement has pitted Stern supporters against Rodgers’ allies and could effectively split the pro-gun vote.

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he Green Mountain State’s 14 county prosecutors are the most powerful politicians voters have never heard of, according to James Lyall, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont. “These are elected officials who have flown under the radar for far too long,” he said. Many of them will go unchallenged this election year, but three face competitive opponents in the August 14 primary. Defense attorneys are trying to unseat incumbents Vince Illuzzi in Essex County and Erica Marthage in Bennington County. In Lamoille County, a former prosecutor is challenging incumbent Paul Finnerty. State’s attorney races aren’t generally high-profile affairs; several candidates said the first question they typically get while campaigning is, “What’s a state’s attorney?” Yet the stakes can be high. As the chief law enforcement officer in each county, state’s attorneys decide which cases to prosecute and how aggressively to pursue them. As a result, the consequences for criminal behavior can vary widely across Vermont. Elected to four-year terms, state’s attorneys don’t have to live in the county they serve. In fact, they don’t even have to be attorneys. That’s making it possible for Garrett Cornelius, who is not a lawyer, to challenge Jennifer Barrett, the Orleans County state’s attorney, as an independent in the November general election. In 2014, Cornelius and his older brother were involved in a fight in which another man died, but thenOrleans County state’s attorney Alan Franklin didn’t press charges, concluding the brothers acted in self-defense. Assistant attorney general Betsy Anderson is running as a Republican in Lamoille County, and independent attorney Peter Bevere is challenging incumbent Dennis Wygmans in Addison County, bringing the total number of contested races, including primaries and the general election, to six. Competition has been similarly weak in past years:

There were eight contested races in 2014 and five in 2010. Lyall hopes those numbers will rise in future elections. Earlier this year, the ACLU of Vermont launched a campaign to bring more attention to state’s attorney races. But it’s had limited success, so far. Four candidates refused outright to fill out an ACLU survey meant to elucidate differences among those running, while eight incumbents signed on to a joint response coordinated by the Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs. The ACLU is hosting a candidate forum on Thursday, August 2, at Vermont Law School’s Chase Center, though not all candidates have agreed to attend. “The fact that many candidates run unopposed … frankly is part of the problem,” Lyall said. “It’s what allows state’s attorneys to operate without a great deal of openness and transparency.”

In-Vince-able? Republican Vince Illuzzi is a Northeast Kingdom fixture. He has argued cases for Essex County since 1998, and he’s been in the public eye for even longer, having served as a state senator from 1981 to 2013. Illuzzi, 64, lives in Derby, in neighboring Orleans County. Illuzzi has weathered plenty of controVince Illuzzi versy over the years and remains widely respected for his courtroom savvy — but his seat isn’t safe. Sen. Joe Benning (R-Caledonia), a defense attorney who works in the Northeast Kingdom, observed that incumbency can be a liability for a state’s attorney who’s been prosecuting his own constituents for two decades. In 2014, Illuzzi barely prevailed in the general election over Julianne Woolard, an independent attorney. This year, Amy Davis, who graduated from Vermont Law School in 2009, three decades after Illuzzi, is hoping to defeat him in the GOP primary. Davis, 31, lives in St. Johnsbury, in Caledonia County, and is a partner at a

small law firm, Bucknam Black Davis, where she handles divorce, custody and other family cases. She represents criminal defendants through a contract with the defender general. Although she has less experience than her opponent, Davis said she’s already logged plenty of time in the courtroom. She also has experience on the campaign trail. In 2016, she volunAmy Davis teered during law partner Deborah Bucknam’s unsuccessful bid for attorney general. Davis said she entered the race because “I didn’t feel like Essex County was getting the attention it deserved.” The state’s attorney position is part time in the sparsely populated county. Illuzzi juggles that job with work in his private practice and as a lobbyist for the Vermont State Employees’ Association in Montpelier. “I don’t think he has the passion or the energy anymore to devote to this office,” Davis continued. “If I’m being completely honest, I think he’s doing it just for the paycheck.” She recalled a June 27 court hearing for a case they were both involved with. Illuzzi made his appearance by telephone but had to hang up to testify about Act 46 in front of the State Board of Education in Fairlee. Illuzzi flatly denied that he’s neglected his duties. “I work seven days a week at this job,” he said. “There’s no question I’m a busy guy, but I don’t think you’ll hear from anyone that I don’t devote the time necessary to do a full and fair job.” Essex County Sheriff Trevor Colby defended Illuzzi, who, he said, doggedly pursues cases and keeps him up-to-date throughout. “It’s not uncommon for Vince to be on the phone reviewing the case, emailing [at] 11 o’clock at night,” Colby said. Benning said he has “heard that Vince has too many irons in the fire,” but he personally hasn’t seen evidence of it hurting Illuzzi’s work.

Davis has also criticized Illuzzi’s prosecution of Christina Deslandes, an Island Pond woman sentenced in February to six months in prison after crashing her car in a collision that killed her 3-year-old son, who was riding, unbuckled, in the front seat. Illuzzi, Davis suggested, should have pushed for more jail time. “Judges impose sentences, not state’s attorneys,” Illuzzi responded, contending that Davis’ criticism “shows a lack of understanding of how the system works.” He also noted that he had asked the judge to give Deslandes 18 months to 15 years behind bars.

Shove Comes to Push Paul Finnerty was elected Lamoille County state’s attorney in 2014, replacing Joel Page, who retired after 32 years. Now, one of Page’s former deputies is seeking a return to the office. “I would be a little more aggressive in prosecution,” said Todd Shove, a 50-year-old prosecutor who lives in Elmore and is challenging Finnerty in a Paul Finnerty Democratic primary. For his part, Finnerty, 65, is proud that his office has embraced diversion programs and restorative justice — which involves holding mediated sessions between offenders and victims — as an alternative to jail time. He thinks such programs could be expanded and is interested in developing one specifically for domestic and sexual assault cases. Finnerty is a career prosecutor who for many years was a deputy state’s attorney in Chittenden and Washington counties. He said he’s come to understand that the criminal justice system doesn’t need to be combative. “My ideas of justice and fairness have evolved over the last 35 years,” he said. “There was a time when I thought it was us against them, and it’s not.” Restorative justice can be appropriate, Shove said, but he suggested that Finnerty has taken it too far. Shove didn’t criticize the handling of any particular case but noted that he’d pursue significant jail sentences for “people who have a history of engaging in violence or who


She also noted that, unlike Finnerty, who resides in Burlington, she lives in the county she’s seeking to serve.

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Bennington County State’s Attorney Erica Marthage has developed a reputation as a hard line prosecutor during her decadelong tenure in Bennington. Her opponent in the Democratic primary, Arnie Gottlieb, criticizes what he calls an “overzealous prosecutorial culture” in Marthage’s office and has been preaching the need to end “mass incarceration.” In a 2016 story, Seven Days’ Mark Davis reported that the incarceration rate in Bennington County was nearly double the state average in 2014. Gottlieb, 66, has been a criminal defense lawyer for 35 years, working on cases ranging from minor misdemeanors to capital murder. When he moved to Dorset from Ohio in 2014 and began representing clients in Bennington County, Gottlieb said, he was taken aback by a logjam of cases awaiting trial. He’s pledging to address the backlog in part by offering more plea bargains earlier in the process. “I think there has never been a more clear choice” between candidates, Gottlieb said, describing his philosophy as “diametrically opposed” to Marthage’s. Marthage didn’t respond to multiple interview requests. But speaking in June to the Bennington Banner, she said the 2014 figures didn’t provide an accurate picture. Marthage also dismissed the suggestion that she’s been overly punitive or resistant to criminal justice reforms. The Vermont Department of Corrections no longer compiles per-capita incarceration rate data for each county, making it difficult to determine whether those numbers have shifted. “I really don’t know a good source to say, ‘Yes, she’s improved, or no, she hasn’t,” said Sen. Dick Sears (D-Bennington), who chairs the Senate


are committing crimes like sexual assault … or violence against children.” Shove, who focused on prosecuting domestic assault cases when he worked as a deputy in Lamoille, made a brief bid for the state’s attorney seat in 2014. His position at the time relied on federal dollars, and after questions were raised about whether Shove was violating the Hatch Act, which bars federal government employees from political activities, he bowed out of the race. Shove left the Lamoille office in late 2014 and spent a year in private practice before taking a job as deputy state’s attorney in Orleans Todd Shove County. He recently quit, he said, to spend more time with his family and to run his campaign. If elected, Shove said, he’d like to improve relations with law enforcement, noting that “The sense I’ve been getting from them is they don’t necessarily feel like their work is being valued.” Indeed, Lamoille County Sheriff Roger Marcoux backed Finnerty during the 2014 campaign but has since withdrawn his support. “I don’t see eye to eye at all with him,” said Marcoux, declining to elaborate. The sheriff, an Erica Marthage influential force in the county who’s held the post for 18 years, isn’t endorsing Shove, either. He’s supporting the Republican candidate, Betsy Anderson. Anderson, 33, works as an assistant attorney general in the criminal division and lives in Stowe. She is the daughter of Public Safety Commissioner Tom Anderson. Until two years ago, she was an assistant district attorney on Long Island, where, she said, she worked on drug trafficking and gang-related cases, including prosecution of Arnie Gottlieb members of MS-13. “I would like to focus on making sure that the victims of crime in Lamoille County are feeling as though they are part of the process rather than being revictimized by the process,” Anderson said, adding that improving communication with law enforcement is another priority.



Shelburne Teen Tackles Straws, Artificial Intelligence and College Applications B Y S A R A TA B I N








eventeen-year-old Milo Cress of Shelburne has spent his summer fielding interview requests from NPR and the New York Times for his role in inspiring a worldwide movement against plastic straws when he was just 9 years old. As a boy, Cress had noticed that many restaurants automatically gave diners straws with their drinks. Some patrons didn’t even use the straws, which seemed like a waste to Cress. He began asking local businesses to stop automatically providing straws with drinks. Tiny Thai Restaurant in Winooski was one that agreed to ask customers first. Cress is adept at answering reporters’ questions, and he’s had plenty of practice. At age 7, he spoke confidently to the Bennington Banner after his solarpowered popcorn maker stole the show at a Live Green fair. At 10, Cress was eloquent and resolute when he discussed the science of plastic decomposition on CNN. His Be Straw Free campaign has helped lead to changes around the globe. The cities of Burlington, Denver and faraway Manly, Australia, have formally adopted his “offer-first” policy as a recommended best practice for restaurants. The movement gained traction this year as chains such as Starbucks promised to end use of plastic straws and major cities, including Seattle and San Francisco, sought to ban them. Cress has never agitated for an outright ban on straws and said he thinks it’s more powerful if people make their own choices about whether to use them. He drew a national spotlight this summer when it was discovered that a widely cited statistic for the number of

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straws Americans use daily — 500 million — originated with then-9-year-old Cress. He had come up with the figure by calling straw manufacturers and asking them for market estimates. Now a rising senior at Champlain Valley Union High School, Cress is still an inventive tech enthusiast. Among his new interests: artificial intelligence systems, or AI. He enjoys studying math, physics and computer programming, as well as English. He’s spending his free time this summer exploring local hiking and biking trails, playing ultimate Frisbee and following the Red Sox. When he has time to watch TV, he enjoys “The Big Bang Theory.” His favorite drink is cranberry-lime seltzer — hold the straw. Polite and soft-spoken, Cress greeted a Seven Days reporter with a firm handshake at the apartment on Henry Street where he lives with his mother, Odale, an artist and graduate student. Cress smiled when asked how he balances schoolwork with straw activism, which includes giving speeches at schools and businesses. “Sometimes it’s sort of rough, but it’s also an awesome excuse to get out of school,” Cress said with a chuckle. He stands by his 500 million-a-day estimate, despite controversy over the number’s accuracy. This year the New York Times obtained strawuse estimates of 170 million to 390 million per day by various market research firms. Cress said it is possible the number has since

changed, but that any unnecessary straw use is too much. After years of campaigning, he isn’t surprised by the recent traction, he said. He still sends emails and makes calls to businesses and cities, and he hopes to eventually “work himself out of a job.” His mother said she is happy that Milo isn’t afraid to tackle big problems.



“I’m proud that he looks at situations and tries to think not only How could this be different? but How can I play a part in making that different?” she said. “I think that that’s remarkable, really.” Classmate Bay Soley-Cox befriended Cress at the start of their sophomore year. “I saw on his Instagram he had posted a picture of a fractal, a visualization of the Mandelbrot set,” Soley-Cox said, referring to a complex math-based shape. He thought it was cool and made his own. “The first day of school, I saw him and I said, ‘Hey, Milo, look, I wrote this

code to visualize this fractal.’ He said, ‘Oh, cool’ and actually convinced me to drop Intro to Art and take Computer Programing with him.” The two are on CVU’s Scholars’ Bowl team and spend time together coding and playing video games. Fame has not gone to Cress’ head, according to SoleyCox, who described him as curious, lowkey and universally liked. “There’s always a new artificial intelligence thing or a cool application of a technology he’s excited about,” said Soley-Cox. “Just today he was texting me about some future of a programming language he thought was interesting.” Cress’ interest in AI has led to a new role: He serves on the state’s Artificial Intelligence Task Force. Rep. Brian Cina (P-Burlington) sponsored the bill that created the advisory group during the 2017 legislative session. After reading about the bill, Cress emailed Cina to learn more. Cress wound up promoting the bill with Cina on Vermont Public Radio. He also testified before the House Energy and Technology Committee. He discussed AI’s potential as a tool for education but warned that expanded use could prove detrimental to society without proper planning. Lawmakers added a student position to the group, and Gov. Phil Scott appointed Cress to the seat last week. Cress, who has developed his own AI program to encrypt data, said he wants to help Vermont stay ahead of the curve when it comes to AI policies. He cited cellphones as an example of technology outpacing policy. “A lot of laws for cellphone use — for example, texting while driving — were made after the fact in response to a bunch of tragedies where people died because of their phone use,” he said. “What I hope is that AI technologies can be implemented and also that the regulations that surround them can be implemented before they get into mainstream.” The task force will meet for the first time by October 1 and is expected to deliver an initial report to the governor by mid-February. Cress is thinking about his own future, too. Between Frisbee games and hikes, he’s starting to prepare his college applications. Not surprisingly, he plans to study science and artificial intelligence.  Contact:



Vermont Coffee Company owner Paul Ralston and dairy farmer Marie Audet announced on Monday that they’re running for state Senate in Addison County as independents. Their entry creates the potential for a hotly contested race in the two-seat district. Running as a ticket, Audet and Ralston will challenge two Democrats — incumbent Chris Bray and Ruth Hardy, the former executive director of Emerge Vermont, which trains women to run for office — and Republican Peter Briggs, vice chair of the Addison Selectboard. Sen. Claire Ayer (D-Addison) announced in May that she wouldn’t run for reelection. The Addison Independent was first to report that Audet and Ralston had entered the race. Ralston is no stranger to politics. He served four years as a Democrat in the Vermont House before stepping down in 2014 to focus on his business. The New Haven resident considered returning to


Paul Ralston and Marie Audet to Run for Addison County Senate Paul Ralston

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politics in 2016 and even hosted a radio show called “The Reluctant Politician” to explore the possibility. Ralston, who describes himself as a fiscal conservative and supporter of Gov. Phil Scott, said he decided to run as an independent because “I wanted to be focusing on policies and principles and not on party.” Audet, by contrast, is making her first bid for public office. She and her family own Blue Spruce Farm, a large dairy farm in Bridport. An early adopter of methane digesters, the farm provides power to several hundred homes, including Ralston’s. “This has been a lifetime coming,” said Audet, who identified a strong economy and affordability as priorities. “We are all running against a party establishment, and that party has a lot of resources,” Ralston said of the decision to run as a ticket. “Together, we can be more time- and cost-effective.”


Media Note: Lawmaker Claims Bias by Weekly Newspaper JOHN WALTERS

The group’s president, Ed Cutler, doesn’t see this as a problem, noting that the candidates aren’t running directly against one another, but he exhorted the two camps to stop attacking each other. “People ought to be more civil about it,” he said. “I’ve never seen anything like this in my whole life.” The debate has unfolded on the Gun Owners of Vermont Facebook page. “Stern is all done. He’s cooked. Remember I said that,” wrote Rodgers

supporter Rick Lafayette. Stern himself chimed in at one point, calling Rodgers arrogant. Why does Rodgers stand by a party with which he no longer seems aligned? When asked this question, he usually points out that his grandfather was also a Glover Democrat, implying that he doesn’t want to cede control of an identity and a set of values he’s always considered his. “It’s not me that’s changed,” Rodgers said.  Contact:



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Judiciary Committee. But based on his interactions with Marthage, Sears concluded that “she’s actually evolved.” He recently endorsed her. Attorney General T.J. Donovan used the same language when he endorsed Marthage in a letter published in the Banner. Citing her support for alternative justice programs and her efforts to help juveniles avoid criminal records, Donovan wrote that “throughout her career, Erica has evolved, and now

seeks to balance the underlying causes of criminality while maintaining the public safety.” Marthage, who grew up in Manchester and returned there after law school, has touted her deep roots in Bennington County and suggested that Gottlieb, a relative newcomer, doesn’t understand what the community wants. Calling that “a bit condescending,” Gottlieb said, “I don’t think it makes a darn bit of difference how long you’ve been here.” 

handful of freelance writers. The paper runs a disclosure of Lamoureux’s relationship with Leffler in every issue, but there’s only so much he can do to separate himself from covering the campaign. “It’d be great to hire another person, but I don’t have the resources,” he said. The Courier isn’t the only paper that deals with political romantic ties. Indeed, its disclosure cites a similar situation at Seven Days. Publisher and coeditor Paula Routly is the domestic partner of Senate President Pro Tempore Tim Ashe (D/P-Chittenden). Seven Days runs a disclosure when Ashe is the subject of a story. In addition, Routly is recused from editing the paper’s coverage of the legislature and state politics. Lamoureaux, as chief cook and bottle washer, doesn’t have the capacity to create that degree of separation. And when the publisher’s girlfriend is running in a big local race, every slight is magnified. It becomes almost impossible to avoid a perception of bias.


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publishes letters from candidates or their close relatives during campaigns and has a limit of one letter per supporter per campaign. Lamoureux says that the paper has had the same policy “for a decade or more,” and because Weed has run for the seat multiple times, “she’s no stranger to our policies.” Weed argues that the policies haven’t been as constant as Lamoureux describes; she says the Courier takes a harder line when she’s the incumbent. The district has been hotly contested in recent years, with Weed losing in 2008 and 2010, winning in 2012, losing in 2014 and winning again — by a mere 15 votes — in 2016. Lamoureux acknowledged that he’s treading on difficult terrain. “I not only have to make sure there is no bias,” he said, “but also that there is no perception of bias.” That’s a toughie, given the fact that the Courier has only two full-time staffers (including Lamoureux), plus a


A controversy has erupted in Enosburg, the home turf of the weekly County Courier newspaper. You see, the paper’s owner, publisher and chief reporter, Gregory Lamoureux, happens to be in a relationship with Felisha Leffler, the Republican challenger to Rep. Cindy Weed (P-Enosburg Falls). And Weed believes that Lamoureux has his thumb on the scale. Weed cites articles published during the legislative session “bashing me on the issues.” She said, “The articles align with [Leffler’s] positions.” Weed’s chief complaint concerns stories about this year’s debate over proposed gun laws, which Weed supported. “The gun stories ran before my girlfriend was a candidate,” Lamoureux contended. “I didn’t know she was thinking about [running].” Weed also complains about the paper’s restrictive policy on letters to the editor. The Courier almost never political columnist

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D. John Heyman 1922-2018, NORTH MIDDLESEX

Administration; the vice president of the International Psychiatric Research Fund; the vice president of the International Committee Against Mental Illness; and the president of the Heyman Family Fund. Mr. Heyman served as treasurer of the board of trustees of his beloved Tougaloo College for more than 50 years. He was decorated as the Commander Order Toussaint-Louverture, Haiti, for his work building the first mental hospital in Haiti. During World War II, he served in the 387th Infantry Regiment in Europe and Japan. He earned his BA at Columbia College in 1947.  Mr. Heyman chose to live his later years with his daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Rupert Thouron, amid the serenity of their home on the foothills of the Worcester Range. He was a spiritual man whose commitment to helping others and whose love of peace and nature inspired us all.  Mr. Heyman is survived by his devoted children, Stephen Heyman, Lynne Sedransk and Jan Thouron; stepdaughter Arielle Saiber; seven loving grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and ex-wives Geraldine L. Heyman, Janne Patterson and Julia Saiber Heyman.  A memorial gathering will be held in Manhattan on September 30, 2 p.m., at the apartment of Mr.

Heyman’s brother, Ken Heyman. Contributions may be made in Mr. Heyman’s name to endow a civil rights chair at Tougaloo: tougaloo. edu/give-today/ civil-rights-endowed-chair.


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D. John Heyman, born in New York City on September 4, 1922, to David Melville and Ruth (Stein) Heyman, died at home in North Middlesex, Vt., on July 1. Mr. Heyman was a lifelong human rights activist, philanthropist and social worker. As president and vice chair of the New York Foundation, he directed its focus to support the civil rights movement in the South in the 1960s and 1970s. His early leadership inspired other more established foundations to follow and earned him recognition as a pioneer in social justice philanthropy. Mr. Heyman served as chair of the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing; a member of the New York City Board of Correction; the board treasurer of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Mississippi CLU; the vice chair of the National Scholarship Fund for Negro Students; the vice chair of the Health Insurance Plan of Greater NY; the president of Career Center for Social Service, New York City; a member of the executive committee of the American Korean Foundation; the executive officer of New York City Rent and Rehabilitation


Festival of Fools Highlights Women, Music, New and Veteran Street Artists B Y E LI ZA B ETH M. SEYL ER




fter hanging upside down in a full split, NICOLE DAGESSE shimmies up the aerial fabric to “stand” 12 feet off the ground. With the cloth strategically wrapped around hips and thighs, she leans sideways in a whole-body arc and then tumbles forward in a dramatic somersault to stop, still wrapped, inches above the floor. Dagesse is a contemporary dancer, yoga expert, instructor and aerialist who performs with NATALIE CRONIN in Burlington’s annual Festival of Fools, which takes place this Friday through Sunday, August 3 through 5. The daring duo from Chittenden County are aerial dancers among a roster of more than 20 curated, world-class street performers, comedians and musicians from near and far. “We’re celebrating 11 years. It’s the longest-running festival of its kind devoted to busking and street theater in the U.S.,” says founder and artistic director WOODY KEPPEL. Presented by BURLINGTON CITY ARTS, the festival begins Friday at noon. JUST FOR KICKS performs a high-energy swingdance show at City Hall Park while buskers set up shop on Church Street for women in circus arts, aerial dance, feats of daring and silliness. Toward eve- comedy and variety.” ning, music begins at Red Square, and Two of them are Dagesse the Kick Off Parade and a and Cronin. They describe Mayoral Proclamation usher aerial dance as combining the in “a fools’ weekend.” strength and endurance of rock Outdoor events are free, climbing with the grace and but a few evening events flexibility of dancing. The two are ticketed, including the will perform duets and solos Fools After Party at Club in 20-minute sets designed Metronome and New York both to entertain viewers and City-based comedian Chris to generate questions about Gethard’s antics at VERMONT aerial dance. For instance, why COMEDY CLUB. is their outdoor rig load rated The revelry begins all for 1,800 pounds? over again on Saturday “A small woman can exert morning and continues up to 800 pounds for that split through Sunday with Kids second at the bottom of the Rock the Park in the afterdrop,” explains Cronin. noon and the Last Laugh One of Dagesse’s solos, Variety Show in the evening, titled “Skeleton Woman,” is both in City Hall Park. based on an Inuit tale in which The 2018 festival particua woman, left for dead in the larly celebrates local talent, sea, is caught by a fishermusic, next-generation perman and brought back to the WOODY KEPPEL formers and women. world of the living. As Dagesse “This year, it’s focused dances, viewers can watch on women as much as possible,” says for the rattling, jangly motions of bones Keppel, to reflect “the ascension of contrasted with the smooth, rhythmic




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waves of the ocean. She and Cronin hope to inspire people of all ages to give aerial dance a try at their Burlington classes. Festival favorite Cate Great returns from Boston to engage audiences in her 45-minute juggling and acrobatic solo show, filled with feats of balance, bravery and bravado. “I love doing really difficult circus shows, but I also really love interacting with people,” says Cate Great. “So it’s been my goal to bring legitimate circus skill to the street.” Among her many achievements are a one-handed handstand, five-ball juggling and fire juggling. She’s also a master at engaging viewers of all ages. “I want people not to feel like they’re watching the show,” says Cate Great. “I want them to feel like they’re part of the show.” How does the veteran performer keep the show fresh and engaging after 12 years? “It’s always different because the people are always different,” she responds. “You bring a kid up to throw [a juggling ball], and sometimes they throw great, and sometimes they can’t throw at

all. And you have to teach a child how to throw in the middle of a show with a couple hundred people watching! You never know what’s going to happen.” Back by popular demand is another all-woman act: Identical twins the KifKif Sisters, from Québec City, cavort with vegetables, flying bunnies and giant rubber balls in earnest tenderness and synchronized silliness. Hailing from closer by, acrobats from Flip École de Cirque in Ste-Adèle, Québec, take trampoline tricks to tantalizing heights. Co-owners Dominique Major and Martin Varallo perform with their two teenage daughters. “Their oldest daughter is one of the best trampoline artists in the world,” says Keppel. “I mean, they’re just fantastic. Martin is a clown, and Dominique is a brilliant trampoline artist herself. She’s a scout for Cirque du Soleil.” The Flip folks will be stationed at the top block of Church Street, so expect to see them flying high above the crowd. Central to the list of women performers are 2017 Latin Grammy Award winners Mariachi Flor de Toloache. The female band from New York City blends

“We work really hard to get people to Burlington,” says ANDREW KREBBS, communications director at Burlington City Arts. The festival covers artists’ travel costs and lodging while they’re in town. “We pay their expenses, give them a nice green room and give them great food ... And of course they feel good, and their performances naturally fall into place,” Keppel says. The festival’s strong reputation allows it to attract a wide range of artists. “We have a few performers who come back either every year or every other year, but we’re constantly adding new talent,” says Krebbs. Some of those up-and-comers are learning the ropes right here in Vermont. For the second year, the festival is running the School of Foolery at the BCA CENTER, Wednesday through Friday, August 1 through 3. In the soldout camp, kids ages 8 to 14 explore circus artistry and physical comedy through play — and performance. “I like to think that circus moms are the new soccer moms, because circus has gotten so popular with kids,” says Keppel. “And we live just an hour and a half from the largest circus community in the world: Montréal and the Québec City area.” Festival performers average four shows per day; the hourly schedule is posted on the festival website and will be updated daily. Festival organizers encourage audience members to show appreciation for the professional artists


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without a legend, but the effect is mouthwatering. In the water portion of the world mural, a young girl painted blue, who appears to be part of the ocean, eats a bright orange mango. Mangoes are the most eaten fruit in the world, Goreau said as she mimed taking a bite out of an imaginary orb. Meanwhile, in downtown Burlington, the Cherry Street wall of Outdoor Gear Exchange is about to get a major makeover. Artist JESS GRAHAM began painting a natural landscape dotted with outdoorsy people on the 16-by-180-foot wall on Monday. Graham is the art director at the Alchemist in Stowe and an avid mountain biker and snowboarder. Contract curator JILL BADOLATO said the artist’s athletic tendencies factored into OGE’s decision to hire her. Badolato, the former director of corporate social responsibility at WALL TO WALL

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City Market in 2013, recently created three murals at the South End location. Each contains subtle messages. The largest mural — 15 by 60 feet — looms high on the wall above the checkout lanes. A large tree sprawls from its center, a woman’s face emerging from the trunk. More faces are hidden in the hills and sky. Goreau, 29, explained with a laugh that she hoped to convince viewers to care about the environment by anthropomorphizing it. The left side of the mural depicts “things that were here before,” she said. It includes animals and Native

Americans; a sugaring scene is based on a picture of an Abenaki man. “I didn’t want to pander too much, but I did want to [acknowledge that] their blood is still here,” Goreau said. “Their methods of doing things are still here. They were the first ones to tap trees.” A second mural, in the entryway, pays tribute to the South End. Trains deliver oversize fruits and vegetables. Familiar buildings peek from between broccoli trees. A milk carton is emblazoned with Champ’s visage and the words “Have you seen me?” (Hint: You can if you look hard enough.) A third mural, in the store’s breezeway, depicts a world map composed of people and food. The United States is covered with pies and waffles, with a large pretzel over New York. Mexico gets tamales and chiles; South America consists of empanadas, mangoes and other regional foods. It’s hard to decipher all of the global delicacies

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ast week, Seven Days reported on the continuing controversy surrounding the “Everyone Loves a Parade!” mural just off of Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace. The task force charged with delivering recommendations to the city council is still working on it, but meanwhile there are other mural updates in the Queen City. The new City Market, Onion River Co-op got a fresh coat of paint earlier this summer. TARA GOREAU, the Burlington artist who painted the foliage-dense mural at the downtown

by dropping donations in their hats and the like. The revelry ends with a bang when all performers participate in the Last Laugh Variety Show at City Hall Park on Sunday evening. An improvised blend of skill, buffoonery and fun, the show allows viewers to see all of the weekend’s talent in one jam-packed hour, says Krebbs. And, like all the other outdoor festival activities, it’s free.



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established and modern sounds for a new take on traditional Mexican music, informed by the members’ diverse cultural backgrounds. They come from Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the U.S. “It was always the intention that music would become more of a mainstay in our festival lineup,” says Keppel. Instrumental in reaching that goal, he notes, has been collaborating with SIGNAL KITCHEN’s local music production team. On Saturday, acclaimed New York City-based pianist Marco Benevento gives a free solo acoustic performance — a festival first. He blends dance-rock energy with smart, earthy songwriting to create what the Los Angeles Times calls an “inventive sonic palette.” And there’s more! Brooklyn-based Spirit Family Reunion offer a unique blend of country, folk and gospel; Burlington-based MAL MAÏZ fire up the block with Afro-Latin tunes; locals the HOKUM BROS. play the fool in musical and stage antics; and the Foolish Parade culminates with the 20-piece brass band What Cheer? Brigade from Providence, R.I. “We’re recognized internationally as one of the premier busking festivals, not because of the size of the festival but because of our reputation,” says Keppel. “Performers love coming here.” Cate Great agrees. “Woody is a legendary, well-known performer in our circuit, and he really knows how to treat the performers well,” she says.

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n recent years, visitors who came to the ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM to see “The Domes of the Yosemite” by Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) might have noticed that the painting seemed to sag. In fact, according to athenaeum director BOB JOLY, the immense artwork was in trouble. “For several years, the painting has looked a little saggy in the summer, and then it would tighten up over the winter,” Joly said. “But three years ago, it didn’t tighten up.” That was a warning sign. Joly called in professional conservators to examine the nearly 150-year-old canvas and found that not only had it weakened, it had torn near the top of its huge frame. The canvas had drooped so much that Bierstadt’s signature — characteristically painted in bold red — was no longer visible. “We were told, ‘You’re going to come in some Monday morning and find it on the floor,’” Joly said. In addition, a 1950s-era coat of varnish had turned gray, dulling the colors. The 10-by-15-foot painting — Bierstadt’s largest — has been the centerpiece of the athenaeum’s art collection

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since Horace Fairbanks, a wealthy St. Johnsbury industrialist and Vermont’s 36th governor, donated it in 1873. “Domes” is widely regarded as a masterpiece of 19th-century American art. In 2016, keenly aware of the painting’s value to both the athenaeum and the state, museum officials launched a multipronged campaign to restore it. First, they hired RICHARD KERSCHNER, a professional conservator for many years with SHELBURNE MUSEUM, to help write the formal request for bids on the project. Kerschner reviewed the bidders, along with Joly and ELINOR LEVY, then athenaeum board chair. Independently, all three selected Artcare Conservation of Miami to do the work. Meantime, Joly and the athenaeum board launched a fundraising campaign, eventually receiving some $300,000 in donations from 150 people and institutions. The actual restoration cost about $84,000; the remainder covered the addition of a climate-control system to the gallery, as well as various professional fees. Joly had hoped the restoration could be done without removing the Bierstadt from the athenaeum, but when the

conservationists came to see its condition, they determined it would have to go to their studio. Last October, for the first time in 145 years, the masterwork was tenderly removed from its frame. “That was the scariest moment for me,” Joly said. “I had a stomachache for three days.” The painting was carefully faced with a special Japanese paper, rolled onto a cannon-size cardboard tube, and driven in a rental van to Miami, where Artcare Conservation would return it to its former grandeur. Finally, after being displayed at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Fla., “Domes” was once again rolled up, driven back to St. Johnsbury, replaced in its custom-built frame and remounted at the athenaeum early last month. There, it again dominates the entire west wall of the gallery. The painting was unveiled and opened to the public last month. A celebration is scheduled for Friday, August 10. As expected, the canvas is hugely improved. Its colors are brighter and more nuanced. Its perspective — the illusion of depth — is clearer. And elements not

seen for years, such as a tiny bird on a scraggly pine branch, have reappeared. Though “Domes” had been in place since 1873, this wasn’t the first time it had traveled. Shortly after Bierstadt completed it in 1867, the work went on tour to New York City, Philadelphia and Boston. At the time, the American West was still largely frontier, and Bierstadt became famous for his large-scale paintings of the stunning, mountainous terrain. People flocked to see the paintings to find out just what the Wild West looked like. “It was the largest thing in color most people had ever seen,” Joly explained. “Bierstadt was saying, ‘You’re not going to believe what’s out there — this is our country.’” Eventually, a wealthy man named LeGrand Lockwood from Norwalk, Conn., purchased “Domes” for $25,000 — a fortune in the mid-19th century. But Lockwood died bankrupt in 1872. Enter Fairbanks, who purchased the Bierstadt at auction for the bargain price of $5,100. He brought it to St. Johnsbury and installed it at the athenaeum. Not everyone was charmed with the idea. The San Francisco Call, a California newspaper not far from Yosemite Valley, grumbled, “Now ‘The Domes of the Yosemite’ [is] doomed to the seclusion of a Vermont town where it will astonish the natives.” Purchasing the painting was part of Fairbanks’ plan to make St. Johnsbury a center for the study and celebration of art and culture. So was building the athenaeum itself. The building, which serves as the town’s library as well as housing an impressive art collection, was named a National Historic Landmark in 1996. “The Fairbanks legacy means a lot to this town,” Joly said. “People are very proud of what’s here.” The director is relieved to have the magnificent landscape back home, looking much as it did when Bierstadt signed it just after the Civil War. “It’s ready,” Joly concluded, “for its next 150 years.” m

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diversity in the people represented in terms of race, ethnicity and gender.” Graham’s mural will feature rock climbers, snowboarders, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts among colorful hills and mountains. All four seasons will be showcased. Badolato noted that the artist’s design is based on Japanese woodblock prints. “I love that it tells the story of our seasons,” she said, “and how people choose to play in this place that we have, Vermont. It’s our playground. “We have this landscape, we have these mountains, we have this lake,” Badolato continued. “It’s a big reason why people live here.” 

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DeMent, VTrans has approximately 18,000 mowable acres in its highway rights-of-way. To mow all 18,000 just once a year would cost approximately $110 per acre, or roughly $2 million. To exterminate all, or even most, of the poison parsnip would require six mowings annually at a cost of $12 million. And such a strategy assumes VTrans workers could snip all the parsnip before it flowers — unlikely, DeMent noted. In the process of trying, their mowers would likely pick up and spread other invasive species, including wild chervil, Japanese knotweed and common reed. Feeling the burn yet? Hang on, it gets worse. Mowing too early disrupts nesting songbirds, DeMent continued, and mowing too often upsets the ecological balance of native plants and pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Moreover, creating lush, green lawns along highways invites deer to graze there, increasing the potential for collisions with vehicles. Chemical pesticides, you say? Sorry, that’s also a no-go. While VTrans’ pesticide permit allows for limited spraying around guardrails, signposts and other critical locations, it specifically prohibits spraying for the control or eradication of invasive species, especially near wetlands and riparian areas. Plus, who really wants more chemical pesticides in the environment? “It’s mighty frustrating,” DeMent said. “Our maintenance forces are out in it every day, and over the past few years, we’ve seen two or three pretty bad burns from it. It’s nasty stuff.”

Alas, our four-legged friends won’t be of much help on this front, either. Unless they’re famished, cows, goats and other livestock won’t eat wild parsnip because it’s poisonous to them, too. As for natural enemies, the Nature Conservancy’s Global Invasive Species Team reports that a critter called the parsnip webworm can damage individual plants, but it hasn’t proven effective for widespread eradication. Ditto for trying to pummel the parsnip through controlled burns, as the plant quickly resprouts afterward. So what does work? The most effective, albeit backbreaking, method is good old-fashioned weeding. According to Spinney, “Hand pulling can be done any time of year without snow cover — it is a biennial that can persist in rosette form for one to two years, meaning it can overwinter before flowering,” she wrote. “There is also a tool called the ‘parsnip predator,’ which is a modified shovel, which is sometimes used on small patches.” Several Vermont towns, including Huntington and Lincoln, have recruited teams of volunteers to head out at dusk and yank up the wild parsnip, presumably while covered in gloves, pants and long sleeves. A new Green Up Day tradition, perhaps? m Contact:

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rive the roads of Vermont from early spring through late summer, and you’ll probably notice an abundance of yellow-flowered weeds growing as tall as five feet. Commonly known as wild parsnip or poison parsnip, Pastinaca sativa is an invasive, free-range version of the root veggie that’s sold at farmers markets and in grocery stores. A native of Eurasia, the plant was originally brought to North America as a root crop but has proliferated in the wild in the last decade, taking over uncultivated fields, pastures and roadsides. Though it doesn’t do well in shady forests or well-tended yards, wild parsnip is found throughout New England, as well as in much of the U.S. and Canada; it’s abundant in 10 of Vermont’s 14 counties. Wild parsnip resembles wild carrot, aka Queen Anne’s lace, whose rosette flowers are white. But don’t go snipping it for wedding bouquets or centerpieces unless you’re looking to re-create a scene from the 1979 sci-fi flick Alien. Snapping a stem of this corrosive invasive releases its phytophotosensitive sap. If it gets on your skin and is exposed to sunlight, it can cause painful rashes, blisters and even second-degree chemical burns within 48 hours. Last month, Charlotte Murphy of Essex became the national poster child — er, adult — for poison parsnip prevention after she posted gruesome images of her blister-covered legs on Facebook. The Associated Press picked up her story and spread it as far and wide as the invasive itself. Murphy isn’t the only Vermonter to suffer a plant scalding this year. Between June 3 and July 18, Vermont’s emergency departments and urgentcare facilities treated at least nine other patients for poison-parsnip-related injuries, according to data from the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics. Though burns may not quite be at epidemic levels, the plant is enough of a danger that the Vermont Department of Health now issues an annual public safety advisory. What’s being done to stop or slow the proliferation of this pastoral predator? Does it have any natural enemies? Can we sic goats or other livestock on it? Or must we resign ourselves to sending kids out to play in hazmat suits from May through October? WTF? Alas, it appears there’s no silver bullet for besting this biennial bloomer. Elizabeth Spinney, invasive plant coordinator at the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, wrote via email that the Agency of Natural Resources is working closely with other state agencies to manage all invasives on state-run land. However, she admitted that eradicating poison parsnip is complex and costly and “may not be achievable.” Now there’s an understatement. Just consider what the Vermont Agency of Transportation would have to do to eliminate the plant solely along its highways. According to public outreach manager Jacqueline

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air and impartial reporting is the rule here at Seven Days. But, just this once, we’ve decided it’s OK to play favorites. As we prepared to release the results of our annual Seven Daysies readers’ choice competition (look for the pullout mag in this issue), we were inspired to reflect on a few of our own picks for the “bests” of life in Vermont. What’s so great about the Green Mountain State? The restaurants, bars, shops, services, artists, entertainers and natural wonders awarded in the Daysies cover many bases. But the more you look, the more gems there are to mine. We’re accustomed to digging for stories; this time, we’re unearthing some staffers’ faves. Read on for our picks of what’s weird, wonderful and worthy of your attention. 

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On a dreary Saturday afternoon in January, a crowd of 3,000 demonstrators, many of whom were too young to vote or even to be left home alone, took to the streets of Montpelier and reminded us what democracy in action looks like. They carried signs that read, “Youth know what’s up,” “We were served a lemon but will make lemonade” and “Girls just wanna have fun-damental human rights.” The first-ever March for Our Future highlighted Vermont’s politically engaged young people and the issues that mobilize them, from racial equality to genderneutral bathrooms to global warming. Speakers included 8-year-old youth organizer Sophie Freebern of Richmond and Ethan Sonneborn, the 14-year-old Bristol boy who’s running for governor. (Read more about him on page 34.) The event also featured performances by spoken-word artists Muslim Girls Making Change and African hip-hop musicians A2VT. In a speech, Greta Solsaa, 16, of Rutland cited youth role models from around the world and told the crowd, “These young people are no different than us. They’ve just taken action on what matters to them. Progress does not happen overnight.” She added, “But if we continue to use our voice, our power, there will be change … Never forget that we are the future, and we have something to say about it.”

Here in Vermont, oldtimers give directions using landmarks that aren’t there anymore. “Go down the county road,” they’ll say, “past where the dump used to be; turn right at the old Martin farm, and it’s the second left after that.” For a lost traveler, this can be almost as helpful as an out-of-service GPS stuck in “rerouting” mode. But these dated directives remind us that family histories reside in those decaying dairy farms and overgrown gristmills. Shelburne photographer Jim Westphalen makes it his business to document these stories. Using a large-format film camera, Westphalen shoots images of graying barns that almost fade into the dusk, of grain silos twisted and warped by time and weather, of storefronts whose cheery midcentury signage stands in sharp contrast to rusting gas pumps and encroaching weeds. To village development boards, such places might look like eyesores — a visual representation of a town’s ailing fortunes. But through Westphalen’s lens, there is hope. In his beautiful squalor, we see the grit and determination of our forebears, but also a past when honest hard work, practical know-how and neighborliness could guarantee modest success — or better. It’s a history worth celebrating. Because, someday soon, that leaning old shed on the outskirts of town will collapse into a pile of splintered rubble.

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Best Retro Fashion Icon Skye Makaris

It’s said we should live in the present, but living in the past can be very chic. At least when you’re Skye Makaris, a Burlington-area blogger and seamstress who makes, buys and wears clothing inspired by fashions predominantly from the 1940s and ’50s. She documents her fashion forays on Instagram and her blog, My Kingdom for a Hat, which she started in college. Makaris, 24, teaches sewing classes around town, but it’s her costumes that make her stand out. “I really hate the [phrase] ‘trying too hard,’” she told this reporter last year. “The implication is that effort is bad.” She certainly serves up strong looks day after day. Take her 18th-century petticoats, sewn for reenactments at the Ethan Allen Homestead; her straw hats adorned with fruit and ribbons; or her fur collars — always paired with a strong red lip. Those getups attract attention, but when Makaris doesn’t want to be approached about her gear, she simply throws on a midcentury suit set. “I’ll look like everyone’s grandma, and nobody will bother me,” she said. S ADI E W I LLI AMS

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the kind of place that Frost — a keen observer of nature — was writing about. “The Last Mowing” is posted on the edge of a grassy clearing. “The Road Not Taken” appears at a fork in the trail. “The Pasture” is the first poem on the path. In it, Frost wrote, “I shan’t be gone long.—You come too.”


If Vermont had one requirement for state citizenship, I’d propose that it be walking the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail in Ripton. The 1.2-mile path loops through woods, along a stream, past blueberry bushes and a meadow, offering lovely views to the east of Bread Loaf and Battell mountains. Yet the trail’s distinctive feature is not its natural beauty but its framing of literary greatness. Posted along the path is a selection of poems by Robert Frost (18741963), Vermont’s first poet laureate, who lived and worked in a cabin near the trail. To walk the Frost path and read its dozen poems is to engage in a marvelous mix of recreation and contemplation. The 45-minute walk attracts many types: kids, visitors, dogs, hikers, professors — once, even the Dalai Lama. The path’s Frost collection includes both well-known verse such as “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “The Road Not Taken” and lesser-known poems such as “The Quest of the PurpleFringed” and “Reluctance.” All acquire greater meaning when they’re read in



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many a cheeky public spell since its 2016 preelection “Witch-In” and Trumpkin smashing. Most recently, the group paraded a mannequincorpse encrusted in bullet casings and a note that read, “Thoughts & Prayers,” down Burlington’s marketplace, proclaiming a hex on the National Rifle Association. While FAB is a collective effort with a fluid membership, its ringleaders are artist and University of Vermont professor Tina Escaja and Middlebury College’s Laurie Essig — directors of their respective institutions’ gender studies programs. Ivory Tower be damned, FAB is a little in-your-face and a lot of fun; it knows that sometimes you’ve really got to make a scene.

From the outside, Currier’s Quality Market looks like your average smalltown general store: white clapboard siding, forest-green trim, gas pumps out front and a scale for weighing game during deer season. Inside, the Currier family — Jim, Julie, Shari and Jeff — stocks everything from canned goods to light bulbs, live bait to cigarettes, candy bars to bread. What’s less typical is that they conduct business beneath the blank gazes of countless wild animals, tagged and taxidermied long ago.



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Remember the night of November 8, 2016, when the proverbial record scratched and sweetly humming liberal gears came to a grinding halt? Since we entered our brave new bigly world, protests — frequently femaleled — have multiplied, from the earth-shaking 2017 Women’s March to Pussy Riot’s recent interruption of the World Cup to Therese Patricia Okoumou’s scaling of the Statue of Liberty. Closer to home, activist collective Feminists Against Bullshit (formerly known as Feminists Against Trump) has been making a ruckus since before what’s-his-name was elected. The group’s name is on point but doesn’t reveal a primary ingredient of its angry merrymaking: witchcraft. Chanting and carousing in Church Street processionals, FAB has cast

Many are donations, bequeathed to the store’s collection when some hunter or trapper passed on. And the critters are as varied as they are numerous. Near the front door, a bobcat keeps watch as employees build deli sandwiches for hungry regulars. Above a case of Dorito’s tortilla chips, a black bear rises as if in warning, while a gray wolf stands sentinel over the beer cooler. Above the ammo case, a rare catamount stalks unseen prey as a caribou bust looks on. Toward the back, postal workers take in moose butt and beaver views while stuffing letters into U.S. mailboxes. So, at Currier’s you can stop for a sandwich and make small talk with a stuffed fox while you wait. What could be more Vermonty than that?


people on this last critical juncture,” said Jenness, “to assure their status here or get them citizenship so that they can apply for their parents they might have had to leave behind.” Jenness, who lives in Huntington, has been providing immigration legal services since 1990. Asylum cases KY weigh particularly heavily on her. “I take it all really personally,” she said. But “when a family member comes in and they are introduced to me, [or] when somebody wins asylum, there’s such a surge of joy that I can share that reward.” Last year, 732 individuals from 58 countries sought immigration legal services from AALV. It isn’t uncommon for Jenness to come into the office on Sundays to catch up on paperwork. “I see the [Trump] administration as wanting to close the doors completely,” she said. “It’s important that everybody keeps fighting — whether it’s at an individual level or policy changes.” M

Michele Jenness grinds her teeth so much in her sleep that they’ve become “really small,” she said, chuckling. “[But] I am resilient, like so many of my clients.” She’s had plenty of stressors lately. Jenness, 63, is the legal services coordinator at Burlington-based Association of Africans Living in Vermont, and most of her clients are refugees and immigrants submitting petitions for their families to join them in the U.S. Despite the political and social turbulence caused by the Trump administration’s travel ban and family separation policy at the southern border, she’s determined to keep helping Vermonters reunite with their families. Jenness admitted that it’s been challenging. Some Somali clients can’t bring their family members to the U.S. because of the travel ban, and individuals have to undergo additional security screening before they’re eligible to get visas, she said. She also helps clients with their permanent residency and citizenship applications. “It feels really good to help

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The Klondike case alone could put the skids on a gotta-eat-now moment. There are at least eight kinds of Klondike ice cream bars, from double chocolate to caramel pretzel, Oreo to original. (When in doubt, go for the OG.) Aisle 8 presents every chip known to humankind; even winnowing the choices down to two can still trip you up: the Lay’s dill-pickle potato chips or the jalapeño ranch Ruffles? For endless options of candy, hit up Aisle 10. There’s no evidence that Market32’s roundthe-clock service was designed with Vermont’s cannabis legalization in mind — nor that it markets to the munchies any more than other grocery stores. But for any middle-of-the-night cravings, the store has got you covered from the moment you walk in the door. Peanut-butter-filled pretzel nuggets, anyone? SA

The lit-up white welcome sign beckons at midnight. Market32 is open on Shelburne Road in Burlington. In fact, the store never closes. The mega-market formerly known as Price Chopper is now a 24-7 mecca for the munchies, which became legal on July 1. Yet Market32 could prove to be something of a wasteland for a stoner, because it’s easy to enter yet hard to exit. She might find herself lost in a series of refrigerated islands dedicated to … yogurt. He could stare too long at the plastic-encased meals, trying to choose between meatloaf and mashed potatoes with gravy and a side of corn, or stuffed rigatoni and Italian sausage in creamy marinara sauce — each a steal at $4.99.

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Best Road to Feel the Wind in Your Hair Route 100

Picking the one road or highway in Vermont that’s the most fun to drive in a convertible or on a motorcycle is akin to choosing the single greatest guitarist of all time. Sure, Jimi Hendrix tops many such lists, but compelling arguments also can be made for Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck or B.B. King. Ditto for choosing the best stretch of pavement for motoring your hog or ragtop through the Green Mountain countryside. (Technically speaking, Vermont’s helmet law doesn’t allow bikers to feel the wind in their hair, but “Best Road for Catching Bugs in Your Teeth” didn’t sound as appealing.)

If your landscape leanings tend toward a mix of mountains and lakes, the ride through Grand Isle County on Route 2, from Sand Bar State Park to Alburgh, is a tasty trip. Still, few highways offer a longer, curvier or more diverse slice of Vermontiness — mountains, rivers, fall foliage, picturesque country stores — than Route 100. Granted, the area near Stowe is jammed with tourists on the best of days, and road construction this summer has rendered it about as relaxing as a root canal. But driving the scenic byway south through the Mad River Valley, then on to Killington, Plymouth, Ludlow and Londonderry, is about the most fun you can have in a vehicle without taking your pants off. K.P.

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Recently added to the trail is the Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte, which offers seasonal events and tours of its historic barn house, one of six buildings on 148 acres that Jack and Lydia Clemmons have owned since 1962. With the help of a hefty grant, the family is working on transforming the farm into a major African American and African-diasporic cultural center. For explorers who work up an appetite, the trail brochure also lists a few stores and restaurants that offer African-heritage foodstuffs.


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A visitor to Vermont’s museums and monuments might conclude that its history is a parade of white people. But notable figures of African descent dot the Green Mountain State’s past, and the self-guided Vermont African American Heritage Trail offers a way to give them the attention they deserve. With the trail, Vermont’s Department of Tourism and Marketing aims to introduce tourists and locals alike to the state’s diverse history through 22 stops at museums, homesteads, farms and historical markers. Stops include the memorial marker for the Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester, as well as the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh, a farmstead renowned for its role in the Underground Railroad. At the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, time travelers will encounter Daisy Turner — or at least her stories. The child of freed slaves, Turner was celebrated for her storytelling and poetry, which captured generations of African American family history.

Floating Dock Yoga, Lake Fairlee

It’s Friday, about 6 p.m. Your week: busy and harried, as usual. But as you pull into the wooded parking lot of Treasure Island, the public beach on Lake Fairlee owned and operated by the town of Thetford’s recreation department, you begin to shed your workday stress. You tuck a yoga mat under your arm and walk toward the now-quiet beach. With a handful of other yogis, you wade into the cool, still water and swim to a floating dock just offshore. Jill Cray, a certified yoga instructor who has been teaching in the Upper Valley for the past four years, follows in a kayak piled with everyone’s mats, water bottles and (on cooler days) extra layers. As class begins, you sit, centered and tall, in quiet meditation, slowly inhaling and exhaling with perfect control and intention, as Cray guides you through pranayama breathing practice.

A loon trills its warbling call, and you begin to move — from seated to standing, folding over and stretching down, with deep exhales, and then rising again for a series of sun salutation in the Vinyasa flow method. The sun lowers in the sky as the asanas become more strenuous, then taper off into relaxing, restorative poses until the class ends in the prone corpse pose, Shavasana. In most yoga classes, this pose requires closing your eyes. But on Treasure Island, Cray encourages students to open theirs and take it all in, she said. “Because it’s just so beautiful; it’s so good to just absorb it all and be where you are.” H.P.E .

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As the Burlington Department of Public Works demonstrated this month when computer failure caused a massive wastewater spill, humans are really good at, ahem, dumping things in the wrong places. But even if the waters of Lake Champlain are murky, there’s plenty of good, clean fun to be had along the shore. That’s thanks at least in part to Burlington artist Frank DeAngelis, who in recent months has turned the bike path into a guerrilla-style gallery/rock garden. This art-punk menagerie of colorful stone characters can be found just south of Vermont Railway’s outpost. From five or six inches tall to upward of a foot, all of these stones are too big for skipping. Fans and followers of DeAngelis, a relative newcomer to painting, probably know that his energetic, self-taught style is fueled by insomnia and a love of loud music. The impromptu installation of some 30

paint-and-marker-on-rock face drawings fits in well with his doctrine of sharing the love. If someone really loves one of the stones, DeAngelis has said, they’re free to take it — in exchange for an Instagram post. R . E . J.

Want proof that Vermonters are trusting when it comes to comestibles? Visit the numerous honor stores that dot the state’s rich agricultural lands in the summer. These self-serve shops put the literal fruit (and veg) of Vermonters’ labors for sale by consumer — meaning you can take what you want, pay what it’s worth, and everyone’s happy. Red Sky Trading in Glover has thrived on this philosophy. Doug and Cheri Safford opened the barn-cum-store in 2003. From May through October, visitors can purchase fresh-baked bread, artisanal cheese from Jasper Hill Farm, homemade jams and spreads, fruits and veggies, doughnuts, pickles, and even odd collectibles and furniture. When nobody’s at the counter, a sign instructs them to deposit payment in a cash box, take change, and go on their way.

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difficult and depleting world. As she told staff writer Rachel Elizabeth Jones last year, the purpose is to “turn and find the lightness of life.” Anderson offers a few different ways to get in on the good vibes: In addition to selling decks on her website, she offers fairy-and-demon-drawing workshops in her studio in Burlington’s South End. And now the fairies have gone mobile, with Anderson’s $3 Fairy of the Day app. You can peruse 100 virtual cards and create an archive of your most recent selections. Today this reporter’s pick was the “fairy of leaving room for the magic.” The card bears the image of a little winged sprite with its hands stretched to the sky, accompanied by a speech bubble reading, “and it will come.”


eager learners from all over the state with seasoned musician mentors. Using cutting-edge music software, participants learn how to turn their ideas into professional scores. Once a student’s work is fully charted, program mentors bring it to life in special concerts. Not only do these culminating gatherings give students a chance to rub elbows with like-minded peers, they make students and advisers feel like peers, too. Classical-music maverick Matt LaRocca, who served as a mentor for several years, is now Music-COMP’s executive director. Known for his work with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the chamber music series TURNmusic and rock band Guster, LaRocca has an eclectic, forward-thinking style that’s likely to push the program to new heights. Ben Hunt


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Doug said the store sometimes gets ripped off. But, he added, “We know there’s more good people in the world than bad people.” And, while the Saffords’ out-of-state patrons often seem confused by the cash-box-andchange-jar setup, “most people from Vermont just accept it.” To the south, Weybridge boasts two honor stores, at the Scholten Family Farm and the Duclos & Thompson Farm, which sell bacon, whole chickens and other meat products, along with locally made cheeses. Earlier this month, at Weybridge’s annual town picnic, farmer Tom Duclos told Seven Days the honor system generally works for him. Some people don’t pay in full, he said, but others leave a few extra cents or dollars. It all comes out in the wash.

Rising Freshman Meet Ethan Sonneborn, the Bristol teen running to be Vermont’s next governor B Y KEN PICAR D


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than Sonneborn has never run for elected office before — assuming you don’t count his stint on Bristol Elementary School’s student council. He’s never been employed, other than mowing lawns and walking neighbors’ dogs. And he’s never even voted — though, in fairness, Sonneborn isn’t eligible to do so for another four years. But none of these hurdles is preventing the Bristol teen from making a bold bid for the state’s highest elected office. Last September, the then-13-year-old middle school student announced, via press release, that he was running for governor. He’s the youngest candidate ever to do so in the history of Vermont and, likely, the country. In June, Secretary of State Jim Condos confirmed that Sonneborn had garnered enough signatures to appear on the August ballot for the Vermont Democratic primary. “People may tell you that your voice doesn’t matter because you’re too young,” Sonneborn told a crowd of several thousand people from the steps of the Vermont Statehouse during the January 20 March for Our Future youth rally. “But the truth is, democracies are centered around the idea that every individual can make a difference. It doesn’t matter what color your skin is, or your gender, or even your age. What matters is your willingness to speak up and share your opinions with others.” On August 14, Sonneborn faces three older challengers in the Democratic primary: James Ehlers, Christine Hallquist and Brenda Siegel. To date, Sonneborn has participated in at least two candidate forums. Regardless of the election’s outcome, the 14-year-old, who will be a freshman at Mt. Abraham Union High School this fall, has already left his mark on Vermont politics. Some of the state’s most seasoned politicians describe him as an articulate and intelligent young man whose grasp of the issues is advanced for his years.


“I’ve got to tell you, I really like the kid. He’s engaging, he’s smart [and] he’s curious,” said Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan, who met Sonneborn at a Vermont Democratic Party fundraiser in May. Donovan said he was impressed by the teen’s poise in “working the room” while his mother waited in the wings. “She was letting him sink or swim on his own, doing what every candidate has to do,” Donovan added, “and I just thought it was a great lesson for this young guy in life.” When Kesha Ram, a former member of the Vermont House and a 2016 candidate for lieutenant governor, first met Sonneborn, she admitted to behaving like “another patronizing adult” by asking him about the “learning experience” of running for office. “He launched right into why the issues matter and what he’s focused on and how we need more diversity of voices at the table,” recalled Ram, who was herself elected to the state legislature at age 21. “He reminded me a little bit of me at that age!” Indeed, while most of his peers are attending summer camps and going on family vacations, Sonneborn is spending his time giving interviews to reporters

from CNN, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, People and Newsweek. He’s also traveling the state — with his parents as chauffeurs — talking to Vermonters about clean water, rural economic development, sensible guncontrol legislation and “making sure that we have an economy that works for everyone by raising the minimum wage.” Kids VT recently interviewed Sonneborn on the Bristol village green where, despite the 90-degree heat, he showed up wearing a sport coat, dress shirt, slacks and tie. Lest anyone suspect that Sonneborn’s parents pushed him into this campaign as a stunt, a half hour with the former legislative page — six months ago, he was delivering phone messages to lawmakers he could soon outrank — will quickly disabuse them of that notion. “Actually, my dad has never voted,” he said. (His father, Dan Sonneborn, confirmed by email that he considers himself “politically agnostic” with a “fuzzy voting record.”) How does Sonneborn feel about his father’s lack of interest in politics? “People like my dad are part of the reason I’m running,” he continued. “For a long time, there’s been this stigma

around … politicians, that they’re all lying cheaters. I want to reach out to people like my dad who say, ‘What’s the difference? Why should I vote? What does it matter?’ Because our process is overrun with big money and politicians [who] support their donors and lobbyists over constituents.” Sonneborn’s interest in politics was kindled when he was just 5 years old and came across an old American history anthology at a yard sale in Bristol. “In that book, I was fascinated by the people who could build coalitions, who were able to bring people together to accomplish a common goal,” he recalled. “The person who personifies that for me is [former U.S. attorney general] Robert Kennedy.” Sonneborn’s gubernatorial bid began as a homework assignment. In the spring of 2017, while doing research for a seventh-grade class project on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, he discovered that Vermont is one of only two states, along with Kansas, that has no constitutional or statutorily mandated minimum age for its governor. So, after “weighing the pros and cons,” Sonneborn informed his family that he intended to run. Naturally, his parents were skeptical — not that their son would choose to be a candidate but that he’d be allowed on the ballot. (Dan Sonneborn, an information technology consultant, and Ethan’s mom, Jenna Sonneborn, who works for a local nonprofit, declined interview requests, citing their desire to protect their privacy and that of Ethan’s younger sister, Julia.) “Once I convinced them that I was eligible, it was pretty smooth sailing,” he said with a smile. During the school year, Sonneborn enlisted the help of family and friends to launch his candidacy. At times, they joined him at a table on Burlington’s Church Street, where he introduced himself to potential voters. Since school let out in June, he estimated that he’s spending six to seven hours per day doing “retail politics” — talking to voters at farmers markets, libraries and other public places. Though he hasn’t raised much money,

Sonneborn directs voters to his website, where they can make donations. When Sonneborn discusses his positions on issues, one can hear the influences of his political role models, who include U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vermont governor Howard Dean and former president Barack Obama. “From day one, I would work with legislative leaders to include a public option in Vermont Health Connect,” Sonneborn said, referring to the state’s federally mandated health exchange. “And I want to tackle the opioid

a way to show voters that I’m a candidate with practical, progressive ideas who just happens to be 14, instead of a 14-year-old who just happens to have practical, progressive ideas.” To help with that, Sonneborn has sought the advice of another young candidate running for office: Jack Bergeson, a 17-year-old fellow Democrat and one of six teens running for governor of Kansas this year. “We have a solid working relationship now,” Sonneborn said of Bergeson. “We talk frequently about our campaigns.” Sonneborn said that the Wichita teen

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plans to visit Vermont in August and, possibly, campaign with him. Even if Sonneborn wins the primary, he would still have to defeat Republican Gov. Phil Scott in the November general election. If he doesn’t win, Sonneborn said, he’ll definitely run for office again, though his next campaign will likely be for high school student council. That, he admitted, “would be humbling” after this year’s high-profile race. As Attorney General Donovan put it, “My prediction [is,] this is not the last political campaign for young Ethan.” If Sonneborn were to be elected governor, he would face yet another significant hurdle before taking office: State and federal child labor laws make it illegal for a 14-year-old to work more than three hours a day during the school year. “Yeah, that’s definitely something to consider,” Sonneborn mused. “I would have to look more into that … It’s a bridge we’ll cross when we get there.” m


epidemic with harm reduction, by prioritizing rehab over imprisonment and treating addiction like the disease it is, instead of a crime.” Sonneborn’s policy statements aren’t memorized sound bites that he just regurgitates on command. When asked a question, he pauses first to contemplate his answer but seems comfortable speaking off the cuff. For example, on the day he spoke to Kids VT, the nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center had just gone on strike. Not only was Sonneborn aware of the labor dispute, he could speak intelligently about the nurses’ demands, and he expressed his “solidarity” with them. How has the Bristol teen taken to his newfound fame? “A year ago, if you had told me that I would be someone who could influence the statewide narrative, I would have told you you’re crazy,” he said. “I’m used to it now, but … it still feels surreal sometimes when I send out a press release and it actually gets covered.” Sonneborn says his biggest challenge in running for office has been “finding

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Book review: The Underneath, Melanie Finn B Y A M Y L I L LY






he opening scene of The Underneath, by Northeast Kingdom writer Melanie Finn, establishes the sense of menace that tinges this whole unputdownable novel. A journalist named Kay, who narrates this flashback, and a photographer drive into Ugandan war territory in an attempt to reach a ruthless warlord. Waiting for contact in a deserted village, Kay discovers a woman’s dress on the ground, torn and flaking dried blood. Violence may be expected in such a setting, but readers soon discover in this incisively written thriller that it’s hardly unique to some faraway place in the distant past. Dread suffuses even picturesque Vermont, where Kay, now married to a documentary filmmaker named Michael and the mother of Freya, 8, and Tom, 5, is renting a house with her family for the summer. Kay spent 20 years as a journalist, covering wars and coups before giving it all up to raise her children. Michael’s globe-trotting career, meanwhile, hasn’t slowed. The family lives primarily in London, the marriage is on the rocks, and Vermont is supposed to be the cure. The prognosis is not good. In the cellar of their isolated, strangely immaculate rental house in the Northeast Kingdom, along the Connecticut River, the couple discovers a feral cat caught in a trap, its struggle evident in a leg shorn to the bone. The children learn, to their horror, that cute bunnies on a nearby property are raised for their meat. The Caledonian Record chronicles a chilling tale of neglect: a toddler found wandering a rural road in freezing temperatures wearing only diapers. Even a logging operation that Kay spots resembles “arboreal carnage, the severed trunks … stacked a dozen feet high, oozing with sap.” Finn’s portrait of this region of Vermont is unromanticized and


perceptive. She lays out the levels of poverty, the paucity of jobs and the illegal dealings to which people turn for survival, including the most damaging one: the trade in opioids. The author was lauded for similarly unblinking depictions of African countries in her two previous books, Away From You, set partly in Kenya; and The Gloaming, depicting Tanzania. The latter was a 2016 New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the Vermont Book Award. Finn draws on direct experience: She was born in Kenya and lived there until she was 11, worked as a journalist and screenwriter for 20 years in six countries, and lived in Tanzania with her husband to make the Disneynature documentary The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos. She moved to Vermont in 2012. Because of her career, Kay may be more disposed than the typical observer to see violence everywhere, but in the case of the rental house’s previous owners, she’s on to something. A search, based on the faintest of clues, leads her to logger Ben Comeau. Ben’s perspective dominates alternate chapters of this mostly third-person narration. (Finn uses first person for

Sometimes there were lots of bunnies. Then, a day later, only a few. The shed had a door, and the door was open, a white extension cord leading inside. Today there were many bunnies. Tom strained against his seatbelt, trying to see. “How do they kill the bunnies, Mum?” “They smash their heads,” Freya offered up. “On the edge of a table.” “Freya!” “It’s true.” “How do you know?” “Okay. Wow, you’re right, Mum. They cuddle them to death.” Kay finally caught her daughter’s eye in the rearview mirror, a gaze too certain for an eight-year-old. “Your brother’s only five, Freya. Maybe we can just not talk about certain things in such a graphic way.” “But I want to know.” Tom leaned forward. “How do they kill the bunnies?” “They probably do bash them on the head. It’s very quick.” Freya made choking noises and Tom lashed out at her. “Kakakakaaaakka,” Freya continued. “Freya! For God’s sake!” “Sorry!” Tom was mournful. “Sad bunnies.” “I wonder when dad will be back.” Kay turned up the radio, the station Freya liked, just to make her quiet. Kamp Wahoo was one exit down the interstate, on the outskirts of the small town of East Montrose. There was no West Montrose, no south or north or even Montrose. Perhaps there once had been, when the area was prosperous from wool. East Montrose had four churches along a half-mile strip — the old wealth shown in their brickwork, the height of their steeples. Now, all but the Congregational was shuttered. A dozen fine, old homes introduced the town on either end; a few were even now in good repair. Layered back from the main road — the congregants who knew their place — were smaller homes, quaint at first glance, but Kay began to see the shabbiness each time she passed: the peeling paint, the missing roof shingles. This wasn’t disrepute, merely an indication that most people here didn’t have 20 grand to repaint their houses. They were working the low-paying jobs of a rural economy. A few cars were offered for sale in front yards; their wheels had already been traded for something more necessary.

Kay’s past in Africa.) After his mother died of an overdose, Ben grew up in Vermont’s foster-care system; he now cares for a boy, Jake, who reminds him of himself. Ben’s scenes are some of the most touching, and the most horrifying, in the book. Meanwhile, through savagely spare language — Finn is not a poetic writer, more a force for trenchant insight — Kay’s scenes explore what many women will recognize as motherhood without the unhelpful rose-tinted glasses. When Michael almost immediately gets called away on assignment in Africa, Kay muses bitterly on “[h]is Action Man life out there, his life of permissions, permits, locations, sandstorms in the Sahara. While she groveled on her knees disinterring apple cores from the sofa.” Her life becomes one of ferrying Freya and Tom to and from Kamp Wahoo and committing the little mistakes of motherhood — late pickups, an untimely nap — that become crimes in the eyes of faraway Michael. Early on, Tom asks his mother what “disperse” means, and the word eventually becomes a stand-in for Kay’s own state of mind. The dispersal of one’s selfhood in motherhood (and marriage) happens gradually but completely believably in the novel. The Underneath is also an investigation of the reasons people kill and of how an individual’s propensity for violence can coexist with a deep streak of humanity. Warlords can be oddly gracious. Euthanasia drives some violence: Ben kills a moribund moose to save it from slow evisceration by coyote. Can that be enough to justify killing humans, too? Where does one draw the line? If the novel has a shortcoming, it’s the ending, which suffers for its abruptness. But by then, readers will have met and gotten to know unforgettable characters — Vermonters and flatlanders alike — who, for all their specificity, could be living just down the road.  Contact:

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Theater review: The Taming of the Shrew, Vermont Shakespeare Festival B Y A L E X BROW N


Lauren Pisano and Dean Linnard

curiosity about the world; only selfpreservation forces her capitulation. The play ends with Kate’s speech about women owing men obedience. Onstage, Lauren Pisano creates a Kate of fire — the kind whose flame should never be quenched. The final and perfect surprise of this staging is how Pisano gives the words warmth, for she shows






The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare, directed by Jena Necrason and John Nagle, produced by Vermont Shakespeare Festival. Through August 11: Friday and Saturday, August 3 and 4, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, August 5, 2 p.m., Alumni Auditorium, Champlain College, in Burlington; Thursday through Saturday, August 9 through 11, 6 p.m., Circus Lawn at Shelburne Museum. $18-30.


Kate discovering love for her father, sister and husband. It’s Petruchio who’s stunned — we might even say tamed — by her words. Pisano makes the speech about what comes next, not about being vanquished. Dean Linnard, as Petruchio, carves ideas out of air and makes the words ring with dazzling clarity. He unlocks Shakespeare’s language with bold movement that is riveting in its economy. Whether landing a joke or stewing as the butt of one, Linnard lifts every scene


with wooing, so he appoints his servant, Tranio, to impersonate him and conduct marriage negotiations with Baptista. Nothing’s going to budge until Kate has a husband, but a willing prospect arrives from Verona in the form of Petruchio, keen to wed the richest bride he can find. Kate qualifies, especially because Bianca’s suitors will underwrite any courtship that gets her sister to the altar. Petruchio doesn’t even need to meet Kate; the terms are enough. But when he does, the two commence sparring, and this production makes the power struggle riotous in wit and action. All of the play’s events turn on deceit. Lucentio employs disguises, lies, a fake father and even elopement to marry Bianca. These tactics are accepted, and funny, because love animates them. Petruchio’s control of Kate arises from dishonesty, as well. He deprives her of food, claiming that what’s served isn’t worthy of her. And he takes over the power to declare what’s true, forcing her to agree to absurd statements, such as asserting that the sun is the moon. Petruchio gains control by bending reality. It’s a cruel and effective technique, but in this production, Petruchio takes no pleasure in the damage he’s doing. Rather, he seems to make it up as he goes along, fighting for his toehold. Kate’s defiance is played as a rebellious

with his energy. And his Petruchio is a master of manspreading. Paul Ugalde gives Baptista a banker’s heart. Concluding marriage negotiations with Petruchio, he notes the suitor still needs to win Kate’s love, waits a beat, then snorts, “Nah!” as they both highfive a business deal. As Bianca, Julia Sioss flutters nicely when wooed; as the servant Biondella, she wheels around on a scooter with skater-punk headphones. Sarah Mell, as the too-brilliant Tranio, flourishes with the chance to wear a sharp suit impersonating his master. Nick Piacente plays Petruchio’s everpresent servant, Grumio, and becomes a lively presence capable of physical feats and comic takes. He sometimes acts out Petruchio’s speeches with sound effects or punctuates the action like a witty subtitle. It’s never overdone and is always hilarious. Nine performers fill 20 roles, and their sheer precision of movement is a pleasure to watch. The directors have a genius for clarifying a character’s intention with movement that turns abstract emotion into action. When Kate is deprived of food, she climbs up on the long banquet table and claws along on hands and knees toward a vanishing tablecloth that Grumio pulls away, a foot at a time. She reaches the end of the table to come forehead to forehead with Petruchio. Pow. Nagle and Necrason return to a fundamental truth: Comedy is surprise. That means a rug can be pulled out from under the viewer as well as a character. For anyone sure that there’s only one way to see the balance of power between men and women, this show will shatter sanctimony with humor. It’s still true that a defiant woman is a crucial symbol today. And misogyny doesn’t win in this production; comedy does. 


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contemporary audience comes to The Taming of the Shrew virtually daring the play not to offend. The title alone infuriates, with its pejorative category for women and suggestion that there’s a triumph to be found in taming them. The only reason for staging it, the thinking goes, is to keep William Shakespeare on his artistic pedestal and find some clever twist to justify the characters or apologize for the conclusion. Vermont Shakespeare Festival takes the bolder step of exulting in two characters who thrive on confrontation. Equal in intensity, unequal in control, they fascinate each other and mesmerize audiences as well. Codirectors Jena Necrason and John Nagle build viewers a pillow fort of laughs from which to watch. The jokes tumble out so fast and furious that it takes work to take offense. This production playfully stirs old and new together, letting characters travel by both motorcycle and horse, and staging Petruchio’s arrival with an obligatory selfie. Contemporary clothes, including Kate’s leather dress and Petruchio’s hipster ripped skinny jeans, give their power a style. They’re the cool kids, and they’re on a collision course. The story: Baptista of Padua has two marriageable daughters. Bianca, the younger of the two, is demure; Kate is famously unpleasant, picking fights with anyone, including her blameless sister. Suitors Gremio and Hortensio have already lined up for Bianca, but Baptista won’t allow Bianca to marry until his elder daughter is wed. Marriage is a market in this play, and Kate’s temper has made her unsellable. Bianca attracts yet another potential husband when young Lucentio arrives from Pisa and falls for her at a glance. Lucentio is a better match than old Gremio and unrefined Hortensio, and he has enough money to satisfy Baptista. But Lucentio wants to win Bianca’s love, so he disguises himself as a tutor to gain her company. He’ll have his hands full


New Kid on the Bar Where there’s smoke, there’s mezcal — and it’s making inroads in Vermont B Y SA D I E W I L L IAMS






egan Maher takes a sip of clear liquor from a plastic condiment cup. “I don’t know if it’s in my head, but it tastes a little like chicken,” she declares. We’re tasting mezcal, and Maher’s comment isn’t as strange as it sounds. Del Maguey Pechuga, the spirit we’ve just imbibed, is distilled from agave, wild plums and apples. The last step in the process is stringing a raw chicken breast over the distillation tank. The result is a savory herbal liquor with soft notes of clay and the distinctive smoky flavor for which mezcal is known. Eight bottles of mezcal, ranging from diamond clear to golden caramel, line the wooden tabletop at Tres Amigos in Stowe. The Pechuga is atypical. The rest derive their unique flavors not from poultry but from different types of agave, various woods used in the smoking process and the very earth in which the agave hearts are smoked. At most Vermont restaurants, eight bottles of the Mexican liquor would be notable. Maher can boast 21 varieties at her place of work. Tres Amigos was opened in the old Rusty Nail (now Rusty Nail Stage) last year by the same team that owns the Bench, also in Stowe, and the Reservoir Restaurant & Taproom in Waterbury. General manager Maher, 32, started out at the Reservoir and transitioned to Tres Amigos when it opened. She’s been building out the tequila and mezcal menu ever since. “Right now, Vermont only has one or two regular orders of mezcal,” she says. That means there are only two mezcals you can (almost) always find



in state liquor stores: bartender favorite Del Maguey Vida de San Luis del Rio (commonly known as Vida) and Monte Alban, a gimmicky liquor complete with a “worm” (insect larva). Everything else is special order — bars have to petition the Vermont Department of Liquor Control to find a bottle and bring it into the state. For that reason, most bars have a mezcal menu with about four bottles. Most of them want more. Mezcal is tequila’s lesser-known but increasingly appreciated relative. It’s been a thing in Mexico for centuries but is just starting to catch on in the United States, where mezcal bars have sprouted up in New York City and Los Angeles. Montréal hosts the inimitable Clandestino, which offers more than 100 different mezcals. Tonia Pryce, the DLC’s liquor purchasing coordinator, says that, even in Vermont, “the amount of mezcal being asked for is higher.” From fiscal year 2016 to FY 2018, she says, the number of mezcal varieties the DLC made available for sale increased from 16 to 33, and retail sales increased from $56,414 to $124,656. She also confirms that Vida is the state’s highest seller: More than 2,000 bottles sold in FY 2018. The DLC doesn’t have a problem meeting demand, she asserts, but area bartenders beg to differ. “I sent [DLC] a list of the mezcals we were looking for, and [they] could only get one,” says Sara Travis, owner of deMena’s in Montpelier. How does Maher have so many? Persistence. Armed with online research, she had a huge list of mezcals she wanted to carry when Tres Amigos opened. Her orders “ended up getting rejected,” she says. “I kept pushing and kept ordering the same thing over and over and over.

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JFAM MTN. JAM South Burlington will have a MUSIC SERIES new coffee roaster this week when KESTREL COFFEE ROASTERS, 49 Old Main St., Jeffersonville 4:30pm - 8pm | Music 5:30 at 30 Community Drive in Technology Park, roasts its 8/1: Dale & Darcy first batch of single-source 8/8: Buckhollers beans from Colombia, said 8/15: JAMIE LEE THURSTON CHARLOTTE STEVERSON, who 6pm. Free admission. owns the company with her 8/22: Bardela husband, JOHNNY. 8/29: John Lackard Blues Band The Steversons moved to Vermont from New York last Sponsored by Cambridge Arts Council, Great Big Graphics, Smugglers’ year to start their company. Notch Resort, N.A.Manosh, Switchback Brewing Co., Martell’s at the Red Fox, Rock Art Brewery, Johnny is a graduate of Aubuchon Hardware, G.W.Tatro Construction, Kingdom Creamery of VT, JFAM the NEW ENGLAND CULINARY INSTITUTE. “We always loved Vermont,” said Charlotte, 29.12v-jeffersonvillefarmersmarket80118.indd 1 7/27/18 “We took a lot of trips here and decided to make a move that coincided with opening our business.” Kestrel has been open since early July, selling coffee and espresso drinks, as well as tea, lemonade and snacks, at its kiosk weekdays Delicious &  Healthy   from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Up Mediterranean  Cuisine   to now, the Steversons have been using beans roasted in upstate New York. Kestrel’s space is still under construction. When complete, likely in six months, it will include a sit-down café with an atrium where customers can eat avocado or nut butter toasts, or buy sandwiches and salads to go. The couple met at the famed Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurant in Tarrytown, N.Y., where Johnny, now 32, was director of coffee and Charlotte worked as a dining room captain. More recently, Johnny has been working as a coffee roaster in suburban New York. “We’re getting the final touches on the installation,” Charlotte said. “Starting this week, all the roasting will happen right here in South Burlington.”


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Hungry boaters and others seeking sustenance on Malletts Bay in Colchester can now sit down for a meal at the PICKLED PERCH. The restaurant opened in the former Bayview Bar and Grill location at 97 Blakely Road on Saturday. The restaurant’s owners

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include general manager and pastry chef ELIZABETH KELLER, chef KEVIN SOKAL — most recently of HATCHET TAP & TABLE — and front-of-house manager SUMMER BATDORF. Batdorf has 20 years of restaurant experience, including at BARKEATERS in Shelburne and several other Burlingtonarea restaurants. On Sokal’s menu are salads such as a burrata Caprese and an avocado iceberg wedge, as well as snacks that include crab dip and mussels. Among the entrées are fried chicken, beer-battered fish and chips, maple-hoisin-glazed ribs, and a brisket sandwich. From the bar, visitors can order summery cocktails (think mai tai, passionfruit margarita, dark and stormy) along with six beers on draft and an array of wines. To finish, there are butterscotch boudino and homemade chocolate cake. Investor SVEN KVINLAUG, the Pickled Perch’s majority owner and business manager, said the restaurant resulted from a “right-place, righttime” scenario. “My idea was to bring the team together in this beautiful location on Malletts Bay,” he said. “A lot of things just lined up perfectly, and the timing was right.” The goal? To provide approachable, well-crafted food that locals can eat on the reg, Kvinlaug said. “I wanted to keep [entrée] prices below $20 so that locals can afford to bring their kids and their family down and sit outside.” The Pickled Perch is now open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday, with plans to start serving lunch in the next week or so.

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was flying to Portland, Ore., last Friday night when one of his cheeses — Harbison — won best of show at the American Cheese Society Judging & Competition in Pittsburgh. Another Jasper Hill cheese, Calderwood, took second place at the annual showdown that this year included 1,954 cheeses from 259 companies. At a layover in Minneapolis, Kehler said, “My phone blew up” with news of the win. Kehler drank a couple of celebratory beers at the airport, he said Monday afternoon by phone. The double victory is “a validation of the hard work that a lot of people are doing,” continued Kehler, who founded the farm and cheesemaking operation 15 years ago with his brother, ANDY. “People are the main ingredient,” Kehler said. “We have the best team … If your mission is the North Star, you get up in the morning and you reach for it every day. I play a small role in this, but there’s a lot of people in our organization who have really taken that part to heart. It’s part of our culture now.” Jasper Hill has 80 employees, including a microbiologist, a director of rumination to make sure the cows are ruminating correctly, and a sensory coordinator who leads the tasting team. Jasper Hill also enlists a “bark stripper” to help make Harbison, which involves

harvesting cambium — the layer of tissue beneath the bark — from spruce trees. The result, said ZOE BRICKLEY, Jasper Hill’s director of development and marketing, “is a spoonably soft, bloomyrind cheese.” “It’s so highly aromatic and beautiful to look at and fun to eat,” she said. “It’s getting more customers to the artisan cheese category who may not have dabbled there yet.” The one-two victory for Jasper Hill is the first time in at least 10 years of the 35-year competition that one cheesemaker has taken the top two prizes, according to the ACS. (Kehler believes it’s the first time ever.) In all, Vermont cheesemakers took home 34 awards, finishing behind their peers in Wisconsin and California. Green Mountain cheesemakers won 15 first-place prizes, 10 seconds and nine thirds, according to the ACS. The victory for Harbison is the third best of show for Jasper Hill, which won the prize for Winnimere in 2013 and Cabot Clothbound cheddar in 2006.



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and French oak and in old bourbon barrels. After cleansing our palates with a bite of orange, we take a sip. It’s sweet and rich with notes of maple — a home run in Vermont — and citrus. Eucalyptus wood used in the smoking process keeps the mezcal from being overly cloying. While mezcal’s variety can make it difficult to pair in cocktails — and pricey, as some bottles run upwards of $200 — the Del Maguey Vida is an economical showstopper. Maher suggests substituting it for whiskey in classic cocktails such as a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned. It can


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also take the place of gin in a Negroni for a sublimely smoky concoction. Maher says her favorite on the Tres Amigos menu is the Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal San Luis Del Rio. A blend of unfermented agave syrup and mezcal, it’s sweet, full and creamy, as its name implies. She likes to enjoy one after work. The slogan on the bottle: “For women only, and a few strong men.” Can’t get to Stowe? Fear not. Tres Amigos has the biggest list but is not the only bar that stocks mezcal. Check out the selections at El Cortijo Taqueria y Cantina



Eventually it kind of worked, because I got more and more stuff.” Her current inventory includes seven bottles that aren’t listed on the menu, due to the inconsistency of deliveries. Maher’s mezcals cover the age range. Bottles listed as joven are young, and spicy, smoky and sharp in flavor. Reposado denotes mezcal aged two to 12 months, and añejo indicates liquor that has aged in barrels for at least a year. The longer they’re aged, the more complex the flavor. But that’s not the only variable. While tequila must be made with 100 percent pure blue agave, mezcal can contain any of 30-plus varietals. Mexico is home to more than 200 known species of the agave plant. The type and maturity of the agave, the wood used to smoke the agave hearts, the earth they’re cooked in, the type of still and aging barrel, and the elevation all influence the product. To appreciate that flavor complexity, most connoisseurs drink mezcal neat — no ice. It is often served with orange wedges and a smoked or spicy salt, such as Tajín, to cut through the sweetness and smoke. Which other flavors should mezcal novices consider? “Smoke is most predominant in the younger ones,” Maher says. But she also advises looking out for tropical fruit, citrus and tobacco notes. Some mezcals have a caramel or butterscotch taste; others bring to mind coffee and herbs. Some even have a turpentine aroma. The añejo from Ilegal Mezcal, a brand that Maher says is gaining popularity in the U.S., is aged for 13 months in American





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accordance with the 10 purposes, and the nature 7/9/18 12:01 PM environmental criteria of of its membership (T.10, 10 V.S.A., § 6086(a). § 6085(c)(2)(B)); 2) documentation that A public hearing is prior to the date of the scheduled for Wedneshearing, you were duly day August 15, 2018 at authorized to speak for 9:30am at the Essex the organization; and Junction District Office 3) that the organization of the Agency of Natural has articulated a posiResources,111 West tion with respect to the Street, Essex Junction, Project’s impacts under Vermont. A site visit specific Act 250 Criteria. will be held before the hearing at 8:30am at If you wish further the site. information regarding participation in this The following persons hearing, please contact or organizations may the district coordinator participate in the hear(see below) before the ing for this project: date of the first hearing 1. Statutory parties: or prehearing. If you The municipality, the have a disability for municipal planning com- which you are going to mission, the regional need accommodation, planning commission, please notify this office any adjacent municipalat least seven days prior ity, municipal planning to the above hearing commission or regional date. planning commission if the project lands are loIf you feel that any of cated on a town boundthe District Commission ary and affected state members listed on the agencies are entitled to attached Certificate of party status. Service under “For Your 2. Adjoining property Information” may have a owners and others: May conflict of interest, or if participate as parties to there is any other reason the extent they have a a member should be disparticularized interest qualified from sitting on that may be affected by this case, please contact the proposed project the district coordinator under the ten criteria. as soon as possible, no 3. Non-party parlater than prior to the ticipants: The district date of the first hearing commission, on its own or prehearing confermotion or by petition, ence. may allow others to participate in the hearing A copy of the application without being accorded and plans for this project party status. is available for inspection by members of the If you plan on participatpublic during regular ing in the hearing on working hours at the Disbehalf of a group or orga- trict #4 Environmental nization, please bring: Office. The application 1) a written description can also be viewed at the of the organization, its Natural Resources Board

web site (http://nrb. by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number above. Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 16th day of July 2018. 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 #4C0419-4 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On June 8, 2018, The Episcopal Diocese of Vermont filed Act 250 application #4C0419-4 for a project generally described as construction of a new singlefamily residence and a 30 foot by 30 foot hoop house. The project is located at 4 Rock Point Road in Burlington, Vermont. The District #4 Environmental Commission is reviewing this application under Act 250 Rule 51 - Minor Applications. A copy of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the office listed below. The application and a draft permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web site (http://nrb.vermont. gov) by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number “4C0419-4”.

No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before August 14, 2018, a person notifies the Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the Commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any hearing request must be in writing to the address below, must state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the Commission must determine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law will not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing. If you feel that any of the District Commission members listed on the attached Certificate of Service under “For Your Information” may have a conflict of interest, or if there is any other reason a member should be disqualified from sitting on this case, please contact the district coordinator as soon as possible, no later than prior to the

SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS 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 August 14, 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 31st day of July, 2018. By: /s/ Rachel Lomonaco Rachel Lomonaco, District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 802-879-5658 rachel.lomonaco@

NOTICE OF PERMANENT GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDING To: Jennifer Hayward, mother of D.J., born August 1, 2002 in Burlington, Vermont: You are hereby notified that a hearing to establish permanent guardianship over juvenile D.J. will be held September 10, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Superior Court of Vermont, Family Division, 32 Cherry St. Burlington, Vermont. You are notified to appear in this case. If you do not appear the hearing will be held without you, and Roxanne Jenot could become the permanent guardian of D.J. for the remainder of his minority. If permanent guardianship were established, you would not be able to petition the Court to terminate or modify the permanent guardianship. BY ORDER OF THE SUPERIOR COURT, CHITTENDEN FAMILY DIVISION.

STATE OF VERMONT FRANKLIN UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 148-417 FRCV FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION v. JOHN B. GARROW, GLENDA R. GARROW AND VERMONT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION OCCUPANTS OF: 207 Church Street, Village of Enosburg Falls, Town of Enosburg VT MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 et seq. In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered November 29, 2017, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by John B. Garrow and Glenda R. Garrow to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for PHH Mortgage Corporation, dated April 5, 2013 and recorded in Book 123 Page 515 of the land records of the Town of Enosburg, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present


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holder, by virtue of the following Assignments of Mortgage: (1) Assignment of Mortgage from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for PHH Mortgage Corporation to PHH Mortgage Corporation dated August 6, 2015 and recorded in Book 128 Page 674 and (2) Assignment of Mortgage from PHH Mortgage Corporation to Federal National Mortgage Association dated December 22, 2015 and recorded in Book 129 Page 537, both of the land records of the Town of Enosburg for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 207 Church Street, Village of Enosburg Falls, Town of Enosburg, Vermont on August 22, 2018 at 11:30 AM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: A CERTAIN PIECE OF LAND IN ENOSBURG FALLS IN THE COUNTY OF FRANKLIN AND STATE OF VERMONT, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, VIZ: A LOT OF LAND TOGETHER WITH THE



Terms of sale: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described. TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within sixty (60) days after the date of sale. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale. DATED: July 20, 2018 By: /S/Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032

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STATE OF VERMONT FRANKLIN UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 365-1016 FRCV HOMEBRIDGE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. v. LORI GROFF OCCUPANTS OF: 176 Wilkins Road, Fairfax VT MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 et seq. In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered September 22, 2017, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Lori Groff to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as a nominee for HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc., dated December 19, 2014 and recorded in Book 239 Page 50 of the land records of the Town of Fairfax, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by virtue of an Assignment of Mortgage from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as a




[CONTINUED] nominee for HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc to HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc. dated February 5, 2016 and recorded in Book 245 Page 317 of the land records of the Town of Fairfax for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 176 Wilkins Road, Fairfax, Vermont on August 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage,





To wit: Being all and the same lands and premises aquired by Lori Groff by Order Regarding Elections of Spuse dated September 17, 2013 and to be recorded in the Town of Fairfax Land Records. Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to John Groff and Susan Groff by Trust Deed of Howard W. Popple and Barbara S. Popple, Trustees of the Popple Trust u/t/a February 24, 1997, dated Deed dated September 28, 2001 of record at Book 130, Page 108 of the Town of Fairfax Land Records. The interest of Susan Goff was conveyed to John U. Groff by Quitclaim Deed dated September 2, 2010 and recorded at Book 207, Page 377 of said land records. Being a parcel of land located on the westerly side of Town Highway #29 in Fairfax, Vermont, the Wilkins Road, socalled, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point located on the westerly edge of the right of way of Town Highway #29, which point is marked by a 5/8 inch rebar which point marks the northeasterly corner of the parcel herein and the southeasterly corner of Lot #4; thence extending on a bearing of N 43° 03’ 00” W a distance of 453.1 feet to a point marked by a 5/8 inch rebar; thence turning to the left and extending in a straight line on a bearing S 28° 14’ 20” W a

distance of 250 feet to a point marked by an iron rebar; thence turning to the left and extending on a bearing of S 48° 40’ 50” E a distance of 371.5 feet to a point in a westerly edge of the right of way of Town Highway #29 which point is marked by a 5/8 inch rebar; thence turning to the left and extending along the westerly edge of the right of way of Town Highway #29 a distance of 201 feet to the place of beginning. Said parcel is bounded on the east by the Wilkins Road, on the north by land now or formerly of Kevin and Leigh Gross and on-the west and south by lands of Arthur and Margaret Webb. In further aid of this description reference is hereby made to a survey map dated September 26, 1988 prepared by Hannon Associates showing a 5 lot subdivision all on the westerly side of Wilkins Road which map is recorded in Map Volume 3, Page 13 of the Land Records of the Town of Fairfax. Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description. Terms of sale: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described. TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within sixty (60) days after the date of sale. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale. DATED: June 28, 2018 By: /S/Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC

270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CALEDONIA UNIT PROBATE DIVISION DOCKET NO. 167-5-18 CAPR In re estate of Michael Frank Davis. NOTICE TO CREDITORS To the creditors of Michael Frank Davis late of Lyndon, 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: July 27, 2018 /s/ Angel Edwards Signature of Fiduciary Angel Edwards Executor/Administrator: 54 Kingswood Court Milton, VT 05468 802-999-2994 Name of publication Seven Days Publication Dates: August 1, 2018 Name and Address of Court: Caledonia Probate Court 1126 Main Street, Suite 1 St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 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 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: To Wit: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Bridgette A. Brassord by Deed of Heidi M. Danforth and Shaun L. Danforth of approximate even date herewith and 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) 6609000. 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 Asset-Backed 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 WASHINGTON UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 440-7-16 WNCV WILMINGTON TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST 2007-2, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2 v. ETSURO NISHIYACHI OCCUPANTS OF: 240 Spring Hollow Lane, Montpelier VT

MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 et seq. In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered September 28, 2016, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Etsuro Nishiyachi and the late Suzanne Austin Nishiyachi to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for CTX MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC, dated December 29, 2006 and recorded in Book 516 Page 149 of the land records of the City of Montpelier, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by virtue of the following Assignments of Mortgage: (1) Assignment of Mortgage from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for CTX MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC to Citibank, N.A., as Trustee for the Certificateholders of Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Inc., Bear Stearns ALT-A Trust 2007-2, dated April 29, 2009 and recorded in Book 90 page 741 and (2) Corrective Assignment of Mortgage from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for CTX MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC to Wilmington Trust, National Association, as Successor Trustee to Citibank, N.A., as Trustee for Bear Stearns Alt-A Trust 2007-2, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 20072, dated March 4, 2013 and recorded in Book 649 Page 185 of the land records of the City of Montpelier for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 240 Spring Hollow Lane, Montpelier, Vermont on August 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Etsuro Nishiyachi and Suzanne Austin Nishiyachi by Warranty Deed of Timothy M. Heney and Donna M. Heney dated April 28, 1994 and recorded April 29, 1994 in Volume 271 at Page 326 of the City of Montpelier Land Records. Parcel 1: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Stuart M. Abbiati and Georgianne S. Abbiati

by deed of John J. Staab and D. Bruce Clewley, Trustee of Towne Hill Development Trust, said deed being dated November 14, 1967 and recorded in Volume 121 at Page 171 of the City of Montpelier land records and being more particularly described as follows, viz: Being a lot of land with all buildings and improvements thereon, and being shown and depicted as Lot No. 41 on a plan of lots entitled: “Property of Staab and Johnston, Towne Hill Road, Montpelier, Vermont, surveyed in 1959 by L. Carlson and amended as to Lots 29 and 30, January 1966,” and of record in the City of Montpelier Land Records. Parcel 2: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Stuart M. Abbiati and Georgianne S. Abbiati by D. Bruce Clewley, Trustee of Towne Hill Development Trust dated August 15, 1972 and recorded in Volume 133 at Page 173 of the City of Montpelier Land Records. Said lands and premises arc commonly known and designated as 240 Spring Hollow Lane, Montpelier, Vermont. Subject to and benefitted by all rights of ways, easements, covenants, permits and rights of record. Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description. Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description. Terms of sale: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described. TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the 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: July 16, 2018 By: /S/Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 WANTED TO LEASE BY USDA The US Department of Agriculture in Chittenden County, City of Williston, VT, seeks to lease 3,447 ABOA/net usable square feet, not to exceed 3,965 rentable square feet, class A office space with 28 parking spaces for a 10 year lease term. To be considered, space offered must be located in the delineated area: bound on the North by Mountain View Road/ Industrial Ave; East by Old Stage Road; South by I-89; West by Muddy Brook. (Map available by request.) Offered space must meet Government requirements for fire safety, accessibility, seismic and sustainability standards per the terms of the lease. A fully serviced lease is required. Offered space shall not be in 100-year floodplain. Expressions of Interest with contact info and location/size of offered space due by 4:00pm Eastern time August 22, 2018 to: Eran Greenberg, Transaction Manager 1861 International Drive, Suite 300 Mclean, VA 22102 Voice: 703.852.6209 Email: Eran.Greenberg@ See for more info. Keyword: Williston



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CELIAC & GLUTENFREE GROUP Last Wed. of every month, 4:30-6 p.m., at Tulsi Tea Room, 34 Elm St., Montpelier. Free & open to the public! To learn more, contact Lisa at 598-9206 or CEREBRAL PALSY GUIDANCE Cerebral Palsy Guidance is a very comprehensive informational website broadly covering the topic of cerebral palsy and associated medical conditions. It’s mission it to provide the best possible information to parents of children living with the complex condition of cerebral palsy. cerebral-palsy/ CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS CoDA is a 12-step fellowship for people whose common purpose is to develop healthy & fulfilling relationships. By actively working the program of Codependents Anonymous, we can realize a new joy, acceptance & serenity in our lives. Meets Sunday at noon at the Turning Point Center, 191 Bank Street, Burlington. Tom, 238-3587, DECLUTTERERS’ SUPPORT GROUP Are you ready to make improvements but find it overwhelming? Maybe two or three of us can get together to help each other simplify. 989-3234, 425-3612. DISCOVER THE POWER OF CHOICE! SMART Recovery welcomes anyone, including family and friends, affected by any kind of substance or activity addiction. It is a science-based program that encourages abstinence. Specially trained volunteer facilitators provide leadership. Sundays at 5 p.m. at the 1st

Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl St., Burlington. Volunteer facilitator: Bert, 399-8754. You can learn more at smartrecovery. org. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT Steps to End Domestic Violence offers a weekly drop-in support group for female identified survivors of intimate partner violence, including individuals who are experiencing or have been affected by domestic violence. The support group offers a safe, confidential place for survivors to connect with others, to heal, and to recover. In support group, participants talk through their experiences and hear stories from others who have experienced abuse 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.




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CELEBRATE RECOVERY Celebrate Recovery meetings are for anyone with struggles with hurt, habits and hang ups, which includes everyone in some way. We welcome everyone at Cornerstone Church in Milton which meets every Friday night at 7-9 p.m. We’d love to have you join us and discover how your life can start to change. Info: 893-0530, Julie@

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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 using37 Old theStage Church,

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


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BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT Montpelier daytime support group meets the 3rd Thu. of the mo. at the Unitarian Church ramp entrance, 1:302:30 p.m. St. Johnsbury support group meets the 3rd Wed. monthly at the Grace United Methodist Church, 36 Central St., 1:00-2:30 p.m.  Colchester  BETTER BREATHERS Evening support group CLUB meets the 1st Wed. American Lung monthly at the Fanny Association support Allen Hospital in the group for people with Board Room Conference breathing issues, Room, 5:30-7:30 p.m. their loved ones or Brattleboro meets caregivers. Meets at Brooks Memorial first Monday of the Library on the 1st Thu. month, 11 a.m.-noon at monthly from 1:15-3:15 the Godnick Center, 1 Complete the following puzzle p.m. and the 3rd Mon. by Deer St., Rutland. For


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or have recently given birth and feel you need some help with managing emotional bumps in the road that can come with motherhood, please come to this free support group lead by an experienced pediatric Registered Nurse. Held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Birthing Center, Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans. Info: Rhonda Desrochers, Franklin County Home Health Agency, 527-7531.



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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 802-8632655 any time!



OPEN EARS, OPEN MINDS A mutual support circle that focuses on connection and selfexploration. Fridays at 1 p.m., Pathways Vermont Community Center, 279 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Abby Levinsohn, 777-8602.



from the disease. 2nd Thu. of every mo., 6-7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 11 Church St., St. Albans. Info: 2nd Wed. of every mo., 6-7:30 p.m. Winooski United Methodist Church, 24 W. Allen St., Winooski. Info: hovermann4@comcast. net.


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NORTHWEST VERMONT CANCER PRAYER & SUPPORT NETWORK A meeting of cancer patients, survivors & family members intended to comfort & support those who are currently suffering

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

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HEARING VOICES SUPPORT GROUP This Hearing Voices Group seeks to find understanding of voice hearing experiences as real lived experiences which may happen to anyone at anytime. We choose to share experiences, support, and empathy.  We validate

KINDRED CONNECTIONS PROGRAM OFFERED FOR CHITTENDEN COUNTY CANCER SURVIVORS The Kindred Connections program provides peer support for all those touched by cancer. Cancer patients as well as caregivers are provided with a mentor who has been through the cancer experience & knows what it’s like to go through it. In addition to sensitive listening, Kindred Connections provides practical help such as rides to doctors’ offices & meal deliveries. The program has people who have experienced a wide variety of cancers. For further info, please contact

NAMI CONNECTION PEER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS Bennington, every Tue., 1-2:30 p.m., CRT Center, United Counseling Service, 316 Dewey St.; Burlington, every Thu., 3-4:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry St. (enter from parking lot); Berlin, second Thu. of the month, 4-5:30 p.m., CVMC Board Room, 130 Fisher Rd.; Rutland,

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

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

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

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.

side), 390 River St.; St. Johnsbury, 4th Wed. of every mo., 5:30 p.m., Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Library, 1315 Hospital Dr. If you have questions about a group in your area, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont, info@namivt. org or 800-639-6480. Family Support Group meetings are for family & friends of individuals living mental illness.

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

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

MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP Area Myeloma Survivors, Families and Caregivers have come together to form a Multiple Myeloma Support Group. We provide emotional support, resources about treatment options, coping strategies and a support network by participating in the group experience with people that have been though similar situations. Third Tuesday of the month, 5-6 p.m. at the New Hope Lodge on East Avenue in Burlington. Info: Kay Cromie, 655-9136,

every Sun., 4:30-6 p.m., Rutland Mental Health Wellness Center, 78 S. Main St.; St. Johnsbury, every Thu., 6:30-8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 47 Cherry St. If you have questions about a group in your area, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont, program@ or 800639-6480. Connection groups are peer recovery support group programs for adults living with mental health challenges.

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FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS (FA) Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? FA is a free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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@

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FREE YOGA FOR RECOVERY Join Jessica Child for free yoga for individuals in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse. Every Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at Honest Yoga, 150 Dorset St., South Burlington. Mats are available at the studio. No experience necessary, just a willingness to deepen your recovery. R Info: jessicamchild@gmail. com, 802-999-8655.

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Full-time position available for a Highway Equipment Operator/Maintenance Worker. Requirements: Responsibilities include snow plowing, road Lead Installer Position Untitled-3 1 7/23/18 2:32 PM repairs, and maintaining road and related facilities. Minimum 3 years’ experience and BA/BS degree in a Experience in highway maintenance is desirable VERMONT CUSTOM CLOSETS is seeking a full-time year-round Lead health/human service and applicant must have good working knowledge Installer. Join our team installing custom closets and organizational related field. systems and work for one of Vermont's most well-respected companies. of heavy equipment. Class B CDL is required. Go to full job description at Skills include light carpentry, ability to work independently, attention to Excellent benefits. detail and a personal commitment to the highest quality work. Exceptional Position is open until filled and an application can benefits and working environment. Email your be picked up at the Public Works office at resume to or stop 7878 Williston Road. EOE. by our showroom and apply in person.

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Myer’s Bagels is Vermont’s favorite bagel shop for the last 5 years! Myer’s is looking for positive, energetic candidates to join our staff as a Cafe/ Kitchen Manager. Duties include, but not limited to: • Extremely positive customer service • Running POS/Register system • Grilling and sandwich assembly • Food prep: slicing, mixing, cooking, baking • Cleaning, bagging, restocking • General supervision of shift employees; guiding in proper techniques, procedures, and side responsibilities • Possible opening procedure and/or closing countdown, cash reconciliation. Food service experience a plus but not required. Self-motivated individuals who can learn tasks, and then do them quicker and more efficiently are ideal for this job. We pay a competitive hourly wage, pooled tips, free food and paid Vermont’s Best Bagels...FREE! Send resumes to:

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GLOBALFOUNDRIES is hiring Advanced Manufacturing Operators at our Essex Junction, VT facility. If you are looking for a good job with steady income and great benefits that start on day one, we want to talk to you! Opportunities are available on both day and night shifts. Wage Rate: $14.50 - $16.31. You must be 18 years or older with high school diploma/GED to apply. For more information about responsibilities, required qualifications, or how to apply contact Melinda Antonucci at Melinda.antonucci@ or 802-769-2793 or apply on our website: about-us/careers. Search for Advanced Manufacturing Operator Job Number 18001844.

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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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Vermont Technical College is currently seeking a full-time Coordinator Student Affairs/Resident Director. The office of Residence Life is home to twenty-four RAs, five RDs, and over 500 resident students located on two campuses, each within sixty minutes of each other. Vermont Technical College seeks a professional who will serve as a role model, while effectively assuming responsibility for the development, management and business administration of the residence hall.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and two to three years of experience in a higher education setting, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired: Good planning, administrative, organizational, supervisory and budgetmanagement skills. Ability to deal effectively with students, as a leader, advisor and policy enforcer, as well as a wide range of college personnel, parents and others outside the college. Solid knowledge of higher education. Good oral and written skills. Valid Vermont driver’s license required.

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Bleu Northeast Seafood located in the Courtyard Burlington Harbor Hotel is currently seeking a Restaurant Manager. The Restaurant Manager is directly responsible for the successful operation of the restaurant and bar and supervises all Bleu associates. This position is responsible for ensuring guest satisfaction with high level of professionalism, wine and food knowledge, and interacting with our guests to ensure an enjoyable dining experience. The restaurant manager is also responsible for overseeing the operations of the bar, and this includes items such as working with our vendors to obtain high quality wines, beers and spirits that fit within our theme. This position is also responsible for overseeing and monitoring payroll, cost of good and ordering. The restaurant manager position is a hands on position that requires attention to the flow of the dining room during service in both breakfast and dinner. Minimum of 3 years of experience in a restaurant management position required. Application Deadline: Interested applicants should forward resume and cover letter by August 6, 2018 to: Christian Kuzia, General Manager Courtyard Burlington Harbor Hotel at

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We are hiring for a part-time position washing dishes and doing general cleaning around our bakery and cafe. Days are Saturday and Sunday. Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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We’re looking for someone who values good bread and enjoys work that exercises your body and your mind. Professional food experience is required. Red Hen is a mid-sized bread bakery focused on hand-crafted, long-fermented breads. We opened in 1999 and remain dedicated to the integrity of the bread baking processes and creating an environment for our bakers to thrive. We offer great pay and benefits as well as the satisfaction of making great food with a great team. Must be able to work weekends. Contact Randy at 223-5200 x12 or email

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Receiving and Sales Clerk - University Bookstore - #S1685PO The University Bookstore is hiring a Receiving and Sales Clerk. This position will perform all functions required to maintain shipping/receiving operations for the UVM Bookstore: receive and price general merchandise, maintain accurate inventory and shipping records, and process and ship outbound web orders within a computerized network environment. This position organizes, disburses, and stocks merchandise, and also assists on the main sales floor. Minimum qualifications*: High School diploma, two years recent related shipping/receiving or merchandising experience, and a valid driver’s license. *Job posting contains further details on the position and minimum requirements. The UVM Bookstore seeks candidates who can demonstrate an ongoing commitment to workplace diversity, sustainability and delivering exceptional value and great experience to our customers. 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.

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Responsibilities include maintaining CPSF’s QuickBooks database and daily financial activities, maintaining CPSF’s donor database, overseeing all office operations, providing administrative support and managing all emergency fund disbursements to local cancer patients for the organization’s Emergency Fund, as well as being a key liaison to local medical providers. This position is 28 hours a week. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, three years of relevant experience, a proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, and a commitment to CPSF’s mission. Nonprofit experience is a plus. Send letter of interest and resume to Sarah Lemnah, Executive Director at No phone calls please. Interviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Cancer Patient Support Foundation supports cancer patients and their families, in Vermont and Northern New York, in a time of extraordinary need, by providing financial assistance, underwriting counseling services, and acting as a resource during diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.


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

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Barre City Elementary & Middle School, Barre Town Middle and Elementary School, Spaulding High School & Central Vermont Career Center now recruiting for the following positions for 2018/2019 school year. • Interim Tier II Interventionist - Specializing in Literacy • Anticipated Math Interventionist • Licensed long Term 2nd grade classroom Substitute Teacher • Permanent, Daily & Long Term Substitutes • Recess Supervisor – part time • Receptionist • Behavior Specialist • School Psychologist • Special Education Teachers for multiple grades • Behavior Interventionists : 1:1 support in classrooms, alternative programs intensive needs classrooms. • Long Term Special Educator Substitute • Para-Educators (1:1 and/or group support for special education, library/media and clerical positions available). • Speech & Language Pathologist • Bus Riders

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Barre Elks Lodge is accepting resumes for a General Manager/ Cook. Responsibilities include managing the kitchen, main hall and members’ lounge. Job duties will include scheduling, marketing, ordering, inventory, meal preparation/serving and budgeting. Competitive salary, paid vacation and health insurance. This position reports to the Lodge’s Board of Directors. Resumes must include a cover letter, salary requirements and three letters of reference, submitted to by August 17th.

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Full-Time Evenings or Nights Wake Robin seeks a dedicated nursing assistant with a strong desire to work within a community of seniors. Wake Robin seeks LNAs licensed in Vermont to provide high quality care in a fast paced residential and long-term care environment, while maintaining a strong sense of “home”. We offer higher than average pay including shift differentials, great benefits, a pristine working environment, and an opportunity to build strong relationships with staff and residents in a dynamic community setting. We continue to offer generous shift differentials: Evenings $2.50/hour, Nights $4.50/hour, and weekends $1.55. Interested candidates please email or complete an application online at

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Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or education field and 3-5 years of relevant experience in a college/ continuing education environments or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are required. Project Management skills are required. For more information, please visit our website:

likely begin with one to two meetings per month, with the opportunity for more in the future. This is a contracted position and will be paid at $21 per hour for all hours spent at the meeting and preparing the minutes. Apply with cover letter and resume to: Travis Sabataso, HR Director, 81 Main Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452 or via email to EEO. Vermont Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Assistant Nursing Director: The Manor, located in Morrisville, VT, 9 miles north of Stowe, has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to expand your knowledge in long term care while working with a dynamic, successful Nursing Director. Candidate must be able to work collaboratively with a talented and committed nursing team. Past experience developing an engaged staff is a must. Strong leadership and management abilities required.

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Tree Climber Apprentice

Limbwalker Tree Service is a small and growing company, dedicated to providing excellence in customer service, tree care, and work/life balance. We work throughout Addison and Chittenden counties, and occasionally travel further.

The Manor is a quality award recipient with excellent benefits including 25 days of ETO per year and 403B retirement savings plan with employer match.

What are the best things about working here? Based in Shelburne, with easy access to Burlington amenities and “out of town” residential life. Apply now! Email resume to Limbwalking@

User Interface Engineer @ Cox Automotive Corporate Services, LLC (Burlington, VT) F/T. Wrk w/ prod mngmnt to understand challenges end-users face & partner w/ cust to dsgn viable front-end solns. Plan, dsgn & dvlp websites. Reqts: Master’s deg or frgn equiv in CS, IT, IS or rel + 1 yr exp in job offrd, UI Dvlpr, Web Dvlpr or rel. Alt., empl will acpt Bach’s deg & 5 yrs prog resp exp. Must have 1 yr exp in each of fllwng skills: Dsgng, dvlpng & implmntng high-vol softw sys & components, client-facing web applics, Internet-oriented applics & sys; Prfrmng coding in HTML, CSS & JavaScript; Dsgng & dvlpng Content Mngmnt Sys; user interface dsgn patterns & visual dsgn elements; & Agile methodologies. Empl will acpt any suitable combo of edu, training or exp. Send resume to: A. Davis & S. Chokshi, HR, Cox Automotive Corporate Services, LLC; 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30328. Indicate job title & code “DJ-VT” in cvr ltr. EOE

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GUARANTEED JOB IN 8 WEEKS* POTENTIAL TO EARN OVER $50,000 AFTER JUST ONE YEAR! Over the past eighteen years, Vermont HITEC educated and employed over 1,500 individuals in the healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, and business services fields. We are accepting applications for our newest business services program. The program offers eight weeks of Insurance Associate training at no cost and immediate full-time employment and apprenticeship as a Client Advisor with DealerPolicy (up to 20 full-time positions) upon successful completion. ✓ Potential to earn college credit ✓ Enrollment in a Registered Apprenticeship ✓ Salaried positions with generous base pay - plus uncapped commission! ✓ Performance-based increases ✓ Full benefits, including health, dental, paid vacation, 401k, and more ✓ No cost to participate for qualified VT residents

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chnician e 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



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Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Inc.with (VPS) seeks a dynamic, visionary Executive Director proven dynamic, Executive with and proven experiencevisionary in advocacy, financialDirector management, experience in advocacy, financial management, and inspiring staff. The Executive Director is responsible for inspiring staff. The Executive Director is responsible managing day-to-day operations to fulfill VPS’s mission. for managing day-to-day operations to fulfill VPS’s The organization has an annual budget of approximately and 10 employees.and mission. The organization has an annual budget of$550,000, approximately $550,000, The Executive Director reports toDirector the Boardreports of Directors. 10 employees. The Executive to the Board of Directors.

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

Candidates havehave personal, lived experience of mental of health issues/diagnosis and Candidatesshould should personal, lived experience mental health issues/ an understanding the resulting losses marginalization. Political advocacy, admindiagnosis and anofunderstanding of theand resulting losses and marginalization. Political istrative, management, financial and budgetingfinancial experience understanding of peer and advocacy, administrative, management, andandbudgeting experience values and peer organizations are crucial. An ability to integrateare conflicting understanding of peer values and peer organizations crucial. perspectives, An ability to integrate conflicting fosteracross collaboration and inspire participation foster collaboration andperspectives, inspire participation diverse viewpoints and stakeholder across isdiverse viewpoints stakeholder interest is also This is a fullinterest also essential. Thisand is a full-time, exempt position with essential. a salary between time, exempt positionplus withbenefits. a salarySome between $50,000 and $60,000, travel$50,000 required. and $60,000, plus benefits. Some travel required.

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Business Systems Analyst Berlin

Northfield Savings Bank is looking for a professional to join our team as a Business Systems Analyst for our Information Technology department located at our Berlin Operations Center. The Business Systems Analyst will collect, analyze and monitor business area requirements that will lead to the development, upgrade or implementation of computer application programs. This position offers a strong opportunity to work for a growing premier Vermont mutual savings bank. The Business Systems Analyst will be responsible for testing, updating and correcting problems as they develop for business software systems. This individual will work with Business Areas, investigate systems features and applicability to business need and manage a project’s scope, acceptance, installation and deployment from start to finish. The Business Systems Analyst must possess excellent communication and customer service skills for both internal and external customers. Requirements include: Effective Project Management skills, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or Information Technology and two years’ related experience. Direct knowledge of banking software systems and experience in a financial institution is 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.

Open Positions: Data Scientist Senior Big Data Engineer Senior Cloud Developer

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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Executive Director The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research and has been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last eight years in a row. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. We are seeking a dynamic, passionate Executive Director to lead our Vermont Chapter. They will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for chapter staff, programs, and fundraising to ensure mission delivery. Additionally, they will lead efforts in advancing state and federal public policy priorities and pursuing partnerships with health care organizations to advance quality of care. To learn more about this exciting, important opportunity to make a far-reaching impact on Vermonters living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers and apply, please visit

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Service MultipleCoordinator Positions - Housing First Available! Services Pathways Vermont, a statewide


HALF-TIME SERVICE COORDINATOR Ready to be at the center of the action?

non-profit Vermont’s organization, seeks Pathways Housing Our half-time Service Coordinator works with NPI staff, clients, motivated individuals to fill both First Program seeks both and vendors to keep our work flowing and our team humming. programmatic & administrative You will schedule projects and tasks, communicate with everyone apositions. full-time and part-time involved, and work with NPI’s top-flight technology team to deliver Service Coordinator in Since 2009, Pathways Vermont exceptional client satisfaction. Chittenden County to has presented alternatives To excel, be well-organized, efficient, and interested in technology. within Vermont’s mental provide a broad range of health system. We are dedicated to Previous experience with scheduling and client service will community-based support ending chronic homelessness be helpful. services to individualsindividuals who and supporting NPI offers excellent benefits, including pet-friendly office, chosen paths to wellness in an have a history of persistent atmosphere of dignity & choice. generous time off, matching 401(k), Flexible Spending and mental health challenges and Dependent Care Assistance Accounts, and profit-sharing. have experienced chronic If you are ready to put your organizing skills to use, learn more at jobs.html homelessness. Primary responsibilities include building relationships with marginalized individuals, coordinating support services and benefits, 4t-NPI062718.indd 1 6/22/184t-NOFAVT082518.indd 2:11 PM and using a person-centered, harm-reduction approach to empower people to build meaningful lives.


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JavaScript Developer We have a great opportunity for an experienced JS developer at CSL, one of Vermont’s most innovative software companies. Due to business expansion we need a front end developer experienced in delivering solutions in JavaScript, jQuery, and various JS frameworks. You should also be familiar with SQL server. We need a self-starter who can produce results quickly and accurately. CSL provides a great working environment and benefits package. If you think you’ve got what it takes to join us on our next leap forward, contact the HR Director at

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NOFA-VT was founded in 1971, and works to support organic farms, healthy food and strong communities. VOF, the USDA accredited organic certification program of NOFA-VT, provides Vermont producers with a credible verification program for their organic production practices. Our offices are located in Richmond, Vermont.

Collaborative Solutions’ Second Spring programs offer exceptional, evidence-based clinical care to adults with psychiatric illness. As an alternative to hospitalization, we provide a place for patients to heal and grow in Vermont country inn settings, with beautiful common areas, porches, — all surrounded by rolling hills, hiking trails, ponds, and talented, dedicated staff. We are currently seeking registered nurses, both per diem and full time, to join our highlycollaborative, results-oriented treatment team, which includes psychiatrists, nurses, therapists, vocational specialist, case managers, residential support staff, music therapist, and social workers. Our RNs are successful when they can be a great teammate with excellent communication skills, have a Vermont RN license, a high level of compassion, ability to think outside the box, and an unshakable dedication to the recovery and well-being of our patients. Nurses with a holistic view of wellness are encouraged to apply! We have various shift schedules available. Benefit eligible positions offer competitive wages, benefits, generous time off package and also a 403B retirement match. Valid driver’s license, excellent driving record and safe, insured vehicle also required. Marianne Mullen, Director of Team Development (802-433-0202)

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We are announcing openings for the following positions. • Educational and Outreach Events Coordinator • Certification Specialist (Crop & Livestock) • Organic Inspectors for Hire (Dairy, Maple & Processing)

For full job descriptions and more information about our organization, visit our website at


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America’s premier manufacturer of high performance wires and cables for over 63 years.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGER We are looking for a Corporate EHS Manager who will direct the organization’s environmental and safety programs to minimize impacts to the environment, protect the safety of employees, and reduce risk and liability for the corporation. This will be accomplished by keeping abreast of regulatory requirements that impact the business, communicating those requirements to management, training employees, maintaining training files, performing incident investigations, and leading environmental and safety committees. Serves as the business’ ISO 14000 environmental management representative and maintains certification. Formulates work safety standards and enforces procedures. Risk prevention areas include hazardous material exposures, accidents, occupational injuries, fires, and other unsafe conditions. Must be compliant with federal and state regulatory reporting requirements as well as national and international directives related to our products. Usually requires a 4 year degree, preferably in engineering or chemistry, plus 2-4 years’ relevant experience, or equivalent. We offer excellent wages, benefits, and are an EEO employer. Email your resume and cover letter to or mail to 175 Hercules Drive, Colchester, VT 05446, Attn: HR Dept.

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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.

Administrative Coordinator NCSS has an opportunity for someone with enthusiasm to support the operations of the Behavioral Health Division by working closely with the division’s leadership team and a range of programs. The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and be detail and deadline oriented. This position also provides direct support to our intake service and has potential for growth in supporting a range of initiatives. Join our supportive, missiondriven organization where you can make a difference! Our clinic offers excellent benefits and is located close to Interstate 89 and is a short commute from Burlington and surrounding areas. To apply for this position please visit our website at or email your resume and cover letter to NCSS, 107 Fisher Pond Road, St. Albans, VT 05478 | | E.O.E.

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Agri-Mark/Cabot Creamery is seeking a Temporary Accounting Associate to join our team in Cabot, VT. This individual is responsible for maintaining accurate production and inventory and plant accounting transactions within the systems, to allow for accurate and timely financial results. Will work closely with operations on invoice tracking, inventory counts, and reconciliation for Plant Production and Warehouse data.

Northfield Savings Bank is looking for a professional to join our team as a Digital Marketing 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 Marketing 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. The Digital Marketing Manager must possess excellent communication and customer service skills for both internal and external customers. A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration and 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.

We are seeking an individual who possesses strong research, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, as well as the ability to multi-task, communicate and report information effectively. Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Excel are highly preferred. Experience in food manufacturing and automated inventory with a sound understanding of Accounting concepts highly desired. Qualified candidates must possess an Associate’s Degree in Accounting or related field plus 2-4 years of relevant experience. This is a Temporary position scheduled for 40 hours per week, working Mon – Fri 8 AM – 4:30 PM. If you are looking to join a well-respected employer, we encourage you to apply in person at our Cabot Administration building, online at, or send your resume and cover letter to:

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.

Cabot Creamery Attn: Human Resources 193 Home Farm Way Waitsfield, VT 05647 EOE

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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PREPRESS TECHNICIAN The Prepress Technician will lead a team of 5 people in a deadline driven, fast-paced environment. The incumbent must display a professional demeanor and the ability to function effectively in a fast-paced production environment. The position will require analytical skill with a great attention to detail while adhering to tight deadlines. The position works under the supervision of the Production Manager.

Green Mountain CBD is seeking a Sheridan Journal Services, an Manufacturing Associate to join their growing established provider of publishing team at their manufacturing facility in Hardwick, VT. services for scientific, technical, medical, (STM) and scholarly journals, is currently looking to hire Production To be considered or for more information, Editors to join our team in beautiful Waterbury, email Vermont! If you have publishing, editorial, copyediting or composition experience, and would love to be a part Full spectrum hemp products | Naturally extracted | Made in VT of the team producing cutting edge publications, please submit your resume and a cover letter to our online application at: 2h-GreenMountainCBD072518.indd 1 7/23/18 11:31 AM Default.aspx?Tab=DDB54A17-24F1-480A-8FE4-7E521F94C 2FF&cssUrl=true&Requisition=SJS 8045 We provide a comprehensive benefits package, including health, medical and dental coverage, 401(K), paid time off, flexible working schedules, relaxed dress code and telecommuting opportunities. We also have a beautiful office and a positive, friendly work culture. This is a great opportunity for you!


...but an opportunity to work for one of the best insurance companies in the country and reap The candidate must have the 4t-SheridanJournalServices071818.indd 1 7/13/18 3:11 PM the rewards that go along with that level of ability to execute basic to success. We’re a 190 year old company that complex functions using the Looking to work for a local business? following software: Adobe works hard not to act our age; as a result, we Creative Suite (Indesign, Do you love pets and have great people skills? have been recognized as one of the “Best Places Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat). to Work in Vermont”. An open and collaborative A knowledge of Prepare It environment, coupled with exceptional compensation and benefits and XmPie Udirect a plus. Pet Food Warehouse is looking for full-time and help to make us one of the most attractive employment opportunities Professional color correction and part-time sales associates to provide superior color retouching as well as some in the country. Thanks to our continued success, we are looking customer service to people and animals. design skills are also a plus. for qualified candidates to join our high-performing team in the Candidates must be reliable, hardworking, The Prepress Technician following areas:


will generate files/proofs that comply with job and departmental specifications and procedures. The position is responsible for troubleshooting, file manipulation, and imposition of file output in a PDF workflow. The candidate must have the skill to create and edit PDF files and perform quality control checks on electronic files. The candidate is responsible multi-tasking between file preparation, manipulation and assembly on MacIntosh and PC platforms while maintaining responsibility for timely job shipments and quality control. The candidate is expected to prepare accurate proofs for customer approval, conduct various checks for quality control and final output, process variable data mailing files and accurately report charges (time and material) to the company workstation job tracking database. Applied knowledge of the print manufacturing process, ICC profiling and digital proofing are a plus. Send resumes to:

available on weekends, and have the ability to repetitively lift 50 lbs. Apply in store or online at: 2500 Williston Rd., S.Burlington

COURT OFFICER (Job code 18028)

Long-term temporary opening available with primary responsibility for the security of court house. The officer preforms security checks, provides general assistance to the judge and office related tasks or any court related business as directed. Located in Montpelier, VT. High School graduate and two years of work experience involving security or a profession that requires appearing in court, e.g. social worker, police officer, probation officer. Starting at $16.66 per hour. Open until filled. Candidates shall submit a complete Judicial Branch Application (Job Code: 18028) and resume. An electronic version of the Application and a more detailed job description may be found at: Equal opportunity employer.

SENIOR SERVER ADMINISTRATOR We are seeking an experienced IT professional to support system administration for Linux/Windows servers. The successful candidate has strong analytical and problem-solving skills, a selfstarter attitude, strong communication skills, and experience with the installation, configuration, patching securing and maintenance of servers, software and associated peripheral devices. Occasional night and weekend work will be required. DATABASE DEVELOPER We are looking for an experienced Database Developer with design, development, and administration experience. The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of Property and Casualty insurance industry, is a self-starter, with excellent planning, organizational, time management, math, research, and problem-solving skills. Periodically will be needed to support scheduled implementations on weekends. If you have the qualifications outlined above or other experience and qualifications that you feel would allow you to contribute to the continued success of Vermont Mutual, we’d love to hear from you. To apply for these positions and others, please visit:

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PT, 5 mornings per week, approximately 15-20 hours. Fun and flexible job perfect for a creative person who likes to work independently. Please email resume to or

Champlain Community Services is a growing 2h-Seagroattriccardi080118.indd developmental services provider agency with a strong emphasis on self-determination values and employee and consumer satisfaction.

Champlain Community Services is hiring for a Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional (QDDP) with strong clinical, organizational and communication skills to add to our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have supervisory experience, an interest in quality improvement and assurance, and proven leadership. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in the human service field, QDDP, and demonstrated leadership skills. This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a distinctive developmental service provider agency during a time of growth. Send your cover letter and application to Elizabeth Sightler,

Program Manager Coordinate residential and community supports for a humorous woman who leads an active life and enjoys spending time outside. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a team-oriented position, have strong clinical skills and demonstrated leadership. Client therapeutic needs require a female program manager and two overnight shifts are required for this position. Send your cover letter and application to Scott Broderick,

Direct Support Professional CCS is offering direct support professional positions and per diem shifts. Starting wage is $14.35 per hour, with mileage reimbursement and a comprehensive benefit package. This is an excellent job for applicants entering human services or for those looking to continue their work in this field. Send your cover letter and application to Karen Ciechanowicz,

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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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Please submit your letter of interest, resume and three references with contact information by August 20, 2018, to: Laurie Degreenia |

Family Support Programs Coordinator Prevent Child Abuse Vermont is seeking a Family Support Programs Coordinator for Washington, Orange, and Windsor Counties to develop and oversee parent education and support groups. Based 4:03 PM in Montpelier, the position involves travel around the central region of Vermont. Duties include recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers and collaborating with community partners. Knowledge of child development and child abuse, love of parent education/support, and reliable transportation required. Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field required. Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to: Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, Coordinator Search, PO Box 829, Montpelier, VT 05601 or email EOE

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Office Manager/Bookkeeper Nedde Real Estate is seeking candidates for an Office Manager/Bookkeeper. We specialize in commercial real estate brokerage, acquisitions, development and management. Looking for someone with bookkeeping experience (Quickbooks particularly), a “can-do” attitude and strong communication and organizational skills. Office Manager/Bookkeeper will also be assisting with marketing and administrative tasks. Salary is commensurate with experience. Health and dental insurance is provided. Please submit cover letter and resume to: Christine Golden P. 802-651-6888 F. 802-651-6894 Learn more about us at




08.01.18-08.08.18 ST. ALBANS COOPERATIVE CREAMERY, INC. Providing Innovative Mental Health and Educational Services to Vermont’s Children & Families.

Class “A” CDL Driver The St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Inc. has an opening for a Class “A” CDL Driver with Tanker Endorsement. All shifts are available.

The UVM Foundation is seeking a dynamic career-minded individual with a high level of professionalism, discretion, customer service, and excellent computer skills to join our team. Successful applicant will be performance-oriented to succeed in a demanding environment.

Candidates must be able to lift 50lbs and be in good physical condition.

Provide direct administrative support to multiple traveling fundraising officers. Job responsibilities include: assisting with prospect portfolio management, recording donor contact and facilitating donor follow up; managing officers’ travel logistics and calendars, and coordinating officers’ meeting schedules; producing donor reports and correspondence. This position will also serve as the first point of contact for the UVM Foundation, greeting visitors and managing in coming phone calls. This position will report to the Vice President for Development.

Must be flexible and able to work any day of the week; holidays and weekends are a must.


“Make a difference in the life of a child!”- NFI Vermont, a leader in specialized trauma and adolescent development, is looking to expand our team of innovators. Full time and part time positions available. Competitive wages, training opportunities, flexible work schedules and family oriented culture. Excellent benefits with tuition reimbursement offered for 30 or more hour employees. Visit our career page at to learn more!

Program Clinician

The Hospital Diversion Program, a short-term, impatient facility working with adolescents and families in psychiatric crisis, is looking for a full-time Clinician to join our team. The Program Clinician is a multifaceted position including: The St. Albans Co-op clinical consultation with community members, initial clinical offers an excellent benefit assessments/mental status evaluations, family & treatment For a detailed description of the position and information on how to package including health, apply, please visit our website team meetings, supervision of residential counselors, dental, vision, fully funded coordination of referral & participation on the leadership team. pension and more. Ideal candidates will possess a master’s degree in counseling, Please mail resume to social work or related field,and significant experience working ST. ALBANS COOPERATIVE CREAMERY, INC. address below or stop by 4t-UVMFoundation072518.indd 1 7/23/18 10:55 AM with adolescents who have mental health and/or behavioral our Administrative office for challenges. Candidates will also work well in crisis, be flexible an application. & collaborative, function in a fast-paced environment, have Position involves the chemical, biological and compositional St. Albans Cooperative the ability to navigate the system of care, and multi-task analysis of milk and milk products in a commercial dairy Creamery, Inc. laboratory. Applicants should have a strong science effectively.

Lab Technician

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background. The position requires licensing to perform daily testing per FDA 2400 series. Computer skills, including knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Excel are desirable. Must be flexible and able to work any day of the week; holidays and weekends are a must.

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Program Clinician/Case Manager $300 Sign on Bonus The Diagnostic and Assessment Program is seeking a full time Program Clinician/Case Manager to guide a comprehensive trauma informed assessment process. DAP provides 60-90 day community based assessments, determining an appropriate level of mental health supports for children and families to maintain within the community. The Program Clinician/Case Manager will be responsible for guiding the assessment process, conducting assessment interviews, working with a dynamic NFI team, completing clinical documentation & working with community partners to coordinate services. Master’s degree in social work, mental health and/or psychology is preferred.

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SSTA is looking to add to our team. We are currently looking to hire opportunities • Employee Assistance Programs through LifeWorks m; discover our unique dining spaces and experience the taste of • Work/Life balance full and part time Para-Transit Drivers. Responsibilities include driving the whilerecognition enjoying some benefits! • programs Free Busawesome Pass • Employee a 27’ passenger van, minivan or sedan; providing reliable door to tive salary • Tuition reimbursement, door para-transit transportation. If you like to meet new people and today! (search Vermont) s Apply accrued paid time etc. off have a clean driving record, obtain an application at Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer 1% automatic enrollment with a 6% max match employment opportunities, download an application, or stop by the We’re hosting a job fair every al during your shift! office at 2091 Main Street Colchester VT. We offer competitive pay, a Tuesday & for Thursday, 2-5 p.m. at r the holidays! (except catering) robust benefits package, paid holidays and vacation. • Employee Resource Groups & Company wide networking events

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SSTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Looking for an exciting new opportunity? NFI has one for you! Community Based Services is seeking a full time Clinical Case Manager to join our amazing team of mental health professionals and our positive and supportive work environment. Responsibilities include working with children, adolescents, and families with mental health challenges both in the community and in their homes. Ideal candidates work well both autonomously and collaboratively on treatment teams, have a Master’s degree in mental health or social work, have related work experience, have a valid driver’s license, and have reliable transportation. Come be a part of our positive culture. Please apply online at We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrate the diversity of our clients and staff.

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LEGAL ASSISTANT Gravel & Shea PC, a prominent law firm in downtown Burlington, Vermont, has an opening for a legal assistant in our corporate and real estate practice groups. The ideal candidate will have law firm experience in either real estate or 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.


Monitors SCSEP grant and sub-contractor adherence to policies and procedures; monitor’s budget, conducts regular on-site visits to local programs throughout Vermont; and writes grant renewal applications. Conducts research into the vocational needs of seniors; work with VR staff to develop a set of best practices; and coordinate with the VR Training Coordinator to establish protocols for staff. Responsible for understanding national/state trends in employment of older persons with disabilities. For more information, contact Hugh Bradshaw at 802-2410319 or Department: Disabilities Aging & Independent Living. Status: Full Time. Job ID #623674. Application Deadline: August 16, 2018.

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Please e-mail cover letter, résumé and references to: Gravel & Shea PC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Lund offers hope and opportunity to families through education, treatment, family support and adoption.

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Adoption Administrative Assistant

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Quality Improvement Specialist

The Position:

The QI Specialist assumes a leadership and coordinating role to facilitate system improvements for assigned contracts, projects and partners. This professional role provides facilitation for project management, data analysis, team building and partnering, communications and reporting progress. Partnerships are cultivated internally and externally to disseminate performance information, deliver best practice and improvement science to facilitate performance improvement.

• Full-time position assists the Adoption program development and implementation with a strong focus on data entry, data collection, reporting, file management, quality assurance, documentation and compliance. • Provides administrative assistance to the entire Adoption Department as assigned.

What We Look For:

For a complete job description and how to apply, visit our website at

• Must be organized and detail oriented, have strong verbal and written communication skills, and proficiency with MS Office, Excel and Outlook.

Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care offers a generous benefit package and opportunities for advancement.

• Looking for a motivated self-starter able to work independently. • Bachelor’s preferred.

VPQHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

• Valid Driver’s License and access to reliable transportation required; statewide travel may be required.

Why Join Our Team at Lund:

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• Knowledge of adoption services.

• Ongoing training opportunities available. • Lund is a multi-service nonprofit that has served families and children throughout Vermont for 125 years. • Our mission is to help children thrive by empowering families to break cycles of poverty, addiction and abuse. • Commitment surrounding diversity and cultural competence. • Lund offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time positions including health, dental, life insurance, disability, retirement, extensive time off accrual and holiday pay. • Excellent opportunity to join strengths-based team of multi-disciplinary professionals. Please send resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, PO Box 4009, Burlington, VT 05406-4009 fax (802) 864-1619 email: 9t-Lund080118.indd 1

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Coordinator of the Governors Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities (GCEPD) State of Vermont

The State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is seeking a Contractor to be the Coordinator for the GCEPD. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual seeking home-based self-employment. The GCEPD Coordinator must be a wellorganized, self-directed individual with strong leadership skills and the expertise to organize a large committee with a diverse membership. The complete Request for Proposal (RFP) document, instructions and disclosures can be found at: . Proposals must be submitted to the State by no later than 4:00PM EST on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.





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:

School Nurse Are you a nurse who loves working with teens? Are you interested in a job that lets you work on a school schedule? Join our supportive work environment and help us keep our students healthy! We’re looking for a licensed RN to counsel and educate students and staff about health issues, communicate with parents and other health providers, and manage medications for students. For more details about the position, visit: school-nurse.

STUDENT LIFE COACH (with academic coaching responsibilities) F RONT OF HOUSE/ LINE CO OKS Down Home Kitchen in Montpelier is currently hiring for front of house and line cooks for both full and part time positions. The restaurant provides scratch made food with love to the community and is seeking motivated, responsible, and positive individuals to join our team. If you feel you meet these qualifications, we’d love to meet with you. You can email your resume to or swing by the restaurant at 100 Main Street, Montpelier.

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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Graduate Admissions Assistant

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THE CCV SUNY College AT at Plattsburgh is a fully LOCATION compliant employer committed to excellence through diversity. NEAREST YOU

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Work with pregnant and parenting women with mental health and substance abuse disorders in a residential setting.

Facilitate therapeutic groups and individual counseling to support clients to achieve client-identified goals.

Responsibilities include assessment, treatment planning, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention and professional documentation.

Full-time position with annual salary of $47-55K annually depending on education and experience.

Lund offers support in achieving substance abuse licensure through training and supervision.

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What We Look For: DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES (Location flexible wiwthin CCV Academic Centers)

Resource Advisor

We seek an energetic and resourceful leader to provide administrative and programmatic leadership for the federally funded TRIO/Student Support Services program which targets low income, first generation college students. Five years’ experience in higher education or related field, with Master’s degree in relevant area required. Expertise in management of staff, budgets and grant projects. Flexible hours and statewide travel are required.

We are currently seeking early childhood leaders who are excellent communicators with strong organizational To view the complete posting and apply: skills to work as Resource Advisors with Northern Lights at CCV. Ideal candidates will have experience CCV encourages applications candidates who refl ect our diverse studentThese population.roles CCV is anwill EOE/ working in earlyfromchildhood in Vermont. ADA compliant employer; auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. CVAA is anwith Equal Opportunity Employerand partner require working closely instructors organizations to provide support to professionals in the early childhood workforce. The fast-paced duties handled in these positions require flexibility, strong computer skills, solid decision-making abilities, a positive attitude, and a willingness to adapt and change. Positions are currently available in the Northwest and Southwest regions. Bachelor’s degree required, focus in early childhood education or a related field preferred. Experience in early childhood systems and adult education desired. View position details and apply at:

Minimum of a Master’s degree in the human services related field is required.

CADC/LADC and mental health licensures or eligibility is preferred.

Valid VT Driver’s License and access to reliable transportation required.

Why Join Our Team at Lund: •

We honor and celebrate the distinctive strengths and talents of our clients and staff.

Our work encompasses collaboration with a strong team of professionals and a strengths-based approach to providing services to families.

Lund’s adoption program provides life-long services to families brought together through adoption.

Lund’s residential and community treatment programs are distinctive as our work focuses on both treatment and parenting.

Lund’s educators believe in laughter, the importance of fun, community-oriented activities, and non-stop learning.

Ongoing training opportunities are available.

Lund offers competitive pay and paid training, as well as a comprehensive and very generous benefit package including health, dental, life, disability, retirement, extensive time off accrual, 11 paid holidays, and wellness reimbursement. EEO/AA Please send resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, PO Box 4009, Burlington, VT 05406-4009 fax (802) 864-1619 email:

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WILL BONSALL: RADICAL SEEDSMAN, FARMER & VISIONARY Plant conservationist Will Bonsall talks self-reliant gardening and looks back on a lifetime spent working to preserve biodiversity in seed form. Tuesday, August 7, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Sterling College, Craftsbury Common. Free. Info,


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HUNTING WILD MUSHROOMS Ari Rockland-Miller leads fungi fans into the hills in search of midsummer bounty such as chanterelles, black trumpet mushrooms, porcini and chicken of the woods. Saturday, August 4, 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Green Mountain Club, Waterbury Center. $32-40. Info,


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MAD RIVER TASTE WEEK Saturday, August 4, through Sunday, August 12, various locations, Mad River Valley and Shelburne Farms. Prices vary by event. Info,

STOWE BREWERS FESTIVAL Hop heads sip adult beverages from more than 40 breweries, cidermakers and distilleries, while enjoying snacks from food trucks. Live tunes keep the mood light. Friday, August 3, and Saturday, August 4, Mayo Events Field, Stowe. $20-45. Info, stowebrewersfestival. com.


In honor of all things fun and edible, the forces behind Mad River Food Hub and Mad River Taste Place have organized an eight-day foodie foray exploring the makers and shakers that give flavor to central Vermont’s Mad River Valley. To open the festivities on Saturday, August 4, Erika Lynch of Babette’s Table teams up with von Trapp Farmstead to spit-roast a pig on the Mad River Green. The next day, Knoll Farm celebrates with blueberries and from-scratch cinnamon buns. The week carries on with an array of opportunities to sample the local terroir. On Monday, August 6, herbalist Helen Ward schools Taste Place visitors on remedies from teas to tinctures; on Thursday, August 9, folks from Lawson’s Finest Liquids sample brews at the Warren Store while Tin Hat Cider hosts a tasting in Waitsfield. Lactose lovers can sit for an elaborate cheese-forward dinner at the Inn at Round Barn Farm on Saturday, August 11 — and cap off the week with the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival on Sunday, August 12, at Shelburne Farms.

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A Wandering Cuisine At Ohavi Zedek, a Jewish food expert talks global recipes and memories B Y M EL I SSA PASANEN PHOTOS: OLIVER PARINI


hirty minutes before the July 24 lunch in honor Like many profesof celebrated Jewish food expert Joan Nathan, sional chefs, Witting does more than a dozen dishes from her latest cook- not usually follow recipes book were on display in the Ohavi Zedek Syna- closely, but in this case, he gogue kitchen in Burlington. said, “I wanted to stay true Bowls held Sicilian caponata with golden raisins to them and honor her.” and olives; North African tomatoes and peppers cooked Among the volunteers with cumin, coriander and cilantro; and a contemporary was synagogue member invention from Berkeley, Calif., featuring greens tossed Barbara Silver, 81, who with the seven sacred species detailed in Deuteronomy, had brought two Nathan including barley, figs, grapes and pomegranate. cookbooks from her There was a Persian version of the ceremonial own collection. Leafing Passover haroset made with dates and pistachios, an through Jewish Cooking in elegantly molded salmon gefilte fish, Venetian-style America, Silver paused at sweet-and-sour sardines, and an Eastern European flat- a recipe for tschav (sorrel bread called pletzel topped with caramelized onions. soup) that she’d made For many years, Jewish American cooking leaned recently, prompting many heavily toward Eastern European and German recipes, memories. reflecting the ethnic roots of many Jews who moved to the U.S. The spread at Ohavi Zedek represented a much broader cuisine spectrum — as does Nathan’s work. Nathan, 75, who splits her time between Washington, D.C., and Martha’s Vineyard, J O AN NATH AN has 11 books to her credit, as well as regular New York Times bylines and a lauded PBS series on Jewish cooking in America. Her many honors include induction into the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America. In town last week for a cookbook dinner at Church Cookbook author Joan Nathan speaking before the meal Street restaurant Honey Road, Nathan added the synagogue event to connect with the local Jewish community. When traveling, she’s “That’s what I mostly use her books for: to remind constantly seeking the personal stories behind recipes. me,” Silver reflected. “Her cookbooks have a lot of Her latest book, King Solomon’s Table: A Culi- stories in them. They tweak my memory of the stories nary Exploration of Jewish Cooking From Around the my mother told me.” World, showcases the connections Nathan has made When Nathan arrived, she was clearly impressed by with Jewish cooks of incredibly diverse cultural back- the culinary effort. “You did a beautiful, beautiful job,” grounds. Those range from her unexpected discovery of she said to Witting. “I don’t think anyone else has ever a tiny Jewish community while on vacation in southern made this many of the recipes.” India to a chance meeting with a Jamaican Jew in a New In a brief interview before lunch, Nathan shared York City train station. Through anecdotes and recipes, that she’s had a soft spot for Vermont since the 1950s, Nathan brings to life the kaleidoscopic global Jewish when she went to summer camp in Colchester and skied experience and the common threads that tie it together. in Stowe. Her book editor at Alfred A. Knopf, the late Ohavi Zedek’s chef, Richard Witting, coordinated Judith Jones, had a home in the Northeast Kingdom, a team of more than 10 volunteers to prepare the meal where Nathan visited her often. for about 60 guests. Witting, who studied anthropology Nathan’s career as a cookbook author started quite with an emphasis on history and food, said Nathan’s by accident when she worked for Jerusalem mayor cookbook was right up his alley. “Recipes are history Teddy Kollek as a press officer in the early 1970s. “It that goes back and also goes forward,” he said. really started as a lark,” she admitted. “I was supposed







to steer people away from the political story, so I started going into kitchens to see what people were cooking. Everyone likes to eat.” Connecting people over food, she observed, can serve a purpose. “I first learned that in Jerusalem when I went to an Arab home with the mayor, and we all sat down together for a delicious Palestinian chicken dish called mousakhan.” That work led to her first, cowritten cookbook, The Flavor of Jerusalem, which was turned down by 16 publishers before its release in 1975. “And then a career happened,” Nathan said with a bemused smile. Over the years, Nathan said, home cooks have become more adventurous, health conscious and ingredient driven. “They want to do what chefs are doing. They’re not afraid of the new or the unfamiliar,” she said, noting that our palates are now global. “And you can’t say this to the grandmothers, but

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The centerpiece of the event’s dessert platter was an orange-scented, spiced, date-filled cake popular in Libya and named after King Solomon. The cookbook’s title character, Nathan explained, is believed to have ruled ancient Israel for 40 years. Solomon’s appetites of all kinds were legendary. He supposedly had 700 wives and more than 300 mistresses from all over the region now called the Middle East. These women, Nathan said, would have brought treasured ingredients and dishes with them. Tradition of the times also held that the 12 tribes of Israel had to tithe offerings to the king, including foods and spices. All of those ingredients would have added up to a richly diverse royal menu, a historical parallel to the variety represented in the book. Vivien Brown, Ohavi Zedek’s board president, considered the global flavors on her plate. “It’s all so delicious and different,” she said. “You think you know Jewish food, but you don’t.”

INFO King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking From Around the World by Joan Nathan, Knopf, 416 pages. $35 hardcover. Chef Richard Witting is working on a series of pop-up dinners inspired by the Jewish diaspora that he hopes to launch at Ohavi Zedek in the fall. Contact to be added to Witting’s event email list.


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we’re better cooks now,” she added. “We have access to better ingredients, better equipment.” That doesn’t mean people should not treasure the recipes of their grandparents, Nathan qualified: “My one wish is that, at least for the holidays, we should all hold on to old family recipes.” After being briefly introduced by Rabbi Amy Small, Nathan spoke to the crowd about her journey researching King Solomon’s Table. The dishes they were about to eat, she said, reflected the globalism of the Jewish people. “Jews were always being kicked out of countries,” she said. “There was constantly this roaming, roaming, roaming, and they had to adapt their recipes to new ingredients.” In her travels, Nathan said, “I would always look for the familiar in the unfamiliar.” She cited a recipe from an El Salvadoran Jewish community for root vegetable pancakes similar to European potato latkes but made with shredded yuca and topped with cilantro cream.

After everyone had eaten, Rabbi Small opened up the floor to memories of food and recipes. Attendees shared stories of Lithuanian honey cakes, Polish onion cookies, Romanian pastries filled with farmer’s cheese, and potato dumplings called shlishki in Hungary and vareniki in a family with Galician roots. They recalled a grandfather who rolled out nut candy and a grandmother who could use minor tweaks to turn one basic dough into everything from challah to piecrust. Years ago, as a student in France living with a Jewish family originally from Algeria, Barrie Silver experienced a new type of Jewish food, she said. The grandmother rolled couscous by hand. Tagines and savory filled pastries called bureka were served for Shabbat dinner. Gabrielle Shirazipour spoke about the culinary traditions of her husband’s family, who were from Syria and Iran. She was making a bean, onion and lamb stew when she received news that her mother-in-law had passed away, which prompted her to tell her grandchildren that this dish they loved was their great-grandmother’s recipe. “Now they ask for her food,” Shirazipour said. “She lives on in her food.” Barbara Silver echoed that sentiment: “When I’m in the kitchen cooking, if I’m doing something traditional, my head swims with memories. You get this warm feeling: who did it, where they came from and the love they put into it.” Nathan concluded the event by thanking everyone for sharing their stories and encouraging them to keep the traditions alive. “You transmit these recipes, these thoughts and these feelings on to the next generation,” she said. “This is what makes your family special at a time when too much is the same.” m


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FRESHTRACKS ROAD PITCH: Business professionals ride motorcycles from town to town to hear pitches from budding entrepreneurs. See for details. Various Vermont locations. Free. Info, 923-1504.


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.






CLEAN WATER WEEK CELEBRATION: Environmentally friendly folks of all ages contemplate the importance of clean water while watching live animal demos and making land formations on a stream table. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $11.50-14.50; free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848. KINGDOM COMMUNITY WIND TOUR: Attendees are blown away by a tour of energyproducing turbines. Kingdom Community Wind, Lowell, 10 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, windtours@greenmountain


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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, 5:307:45 p.m. $25; preregister. Info, 656-8504.


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

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their sights on celestial happenings. Call to confirm. Mittelman Observatory, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury College, 9-10:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-2266. VERGENNES AREA LIONS CLUB CHARITY AUCTION: Furniture, antiques, artwork, gift certificates and white elephant items provoke a lively bidding war. St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes, preview, 5 p.m.; auction, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 545-8181. 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.


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

ROUND-UP ON THE RIVER: Live music and mouthwatering morsels draw locals to this weekly shindig. 40 Bridge St., Waitsfield, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 496-9199. STARGAZING: Clear skies at night mean viewers’ delight when telescope users set


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A Woman’s Worth Inspired by the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault, speakers including a social justice advocate, a legislator, an eating-disorder-prevention expert and award-winning artists share their unique perspectives on the topic of women in power. This evening of lectures, titled Reclamation /,reklə|māSH(ə)n/ TALKS, is presented in conjunction with the Helen Day Art Center exhibit “Reclamation /,reklə|māSH(ə)n/,” which features images of women painted by women artists. Television and magazine writer Nell Scovell (pictured), whose credits include “Murphy Brown” and “Charmed,” is among the speakers seeking to spark deep community discussions on the impact of gender bias on women’s lives.







Saturday, August 4, 7 p.m., at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort. $20. Info, 760-4634,

AUG.2-5 | FAIRS & FESTIVALS Rural Recreation Franklin County Field Days are a tried-and-true Vermont tradition — one that dates back 43 years. True to form, this year’s schedule covers all the agricultural and entertainment bases. Hungry revelers can start three of the four days with full bellies, thanks to hearty breakfast offerings in the 4-H booth. Then fairgoers enjoy agrarian attractions such as oxen pulling, a draft-horse show and a parade of antique tractors. High-octane happenings such as the demolition derby and minivan mashup get motors running. The kid-friendly Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate and country crooner Keeghan Nolan are among the musical acts on the Main Stage. Midway rides, games and fair food round out the revelry.


Thursday, August 2, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday, August 3, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, August 4, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; and Sunday, August 5, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Franklin County Field Days site in Highgate. $10. Info, 866-666-3247,

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Mariachi Flor de Toloache formed as a trio with harp, violin and vihuela in 2008 as New York City’s first and only all-female mariachi band. Now a full ensemble, MARIACHI FLOR the group has performed DE TOLOACHE around the world and scored a Friday, August 3, 4 p.m., at the Latin Grammy Award for Best Bank Street Pitch, intersection of Bank and Church Streets; Ranchero/Mariachi Album for Saturday, August 4, 11 a.m., 2017’s Las Caras Lindas. Fans Burlington City Hall Park; and have several chances to hear Saturday, August 4, 4:30 p.m., at the Top Block Pitch, the women’s fresh take on northernmost block of traditional Mexican music as Church Street in Burlington. they perform in Burlington as Free. Info, 865-7166, part of the Festival of Fools Sunday, August 5, 4-7 p.m., and in St. Johnsbury as part of at Dog Mountain in St. the Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Johnsbury. Free. Info, 748-2600, Music Series.



Mud, muck and water don’t deter the fearless runners in the second annual ETD Leatherneck Scramble. Hosted by Davis Farm in Jericho, this 5K adventure race takes athletes through a series of challenging and fun obstacles on their way to the finish line — think leg-burning tire steps and a hay-bale climb. No previous experience is required, and even youngsters can get in on the action with the Kids Fun Run. Participants are invited to an evening of music and pig-roast provisions ETD LEATHERNECK SCRAMBLE Saturday, August 4, 8:30 a.m., at Davis Farm in at the farm. All proceeds benefit the Elijah Jericho. $20; free for Kids Fun Run; donations Todd Davis Memorial Fund, which provides for music and pig roast; bring a dish to share. scholarships to Mount Mansfield Union High Info, 578-4149, School seniors.


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‘GRATEFUL DEAD MEET-UP AT THE MOVIES’: Deadheads rock out at a screening of the band’s July 7, 1989, concert at Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Stadium. Palace 9 Cinemas, South Burlington, 7 p.m. $12.50. Info, 660-9300. ‘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. ‘THE LION KING’: Favorite songs such as “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” propel Disney’s 1994 animated adventure. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 7 p.m. $5. Info, 533-2000. ‘MARCH OF THE PENGUINS’: This Academy Award-winning documentary details the aquatic birds’ annual journey to their Antarctica breeding grounds. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600.





‘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. ‘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.

food & drink

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

health & fitness

BONE BUILDERS EXERCISE CLASSES: Folks of all ages ward off osteoporosis in an exercise and prevention class. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 7:30-8:30, 9:15-10:15 & 10:4011:40 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. 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. 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.


Find club dates in the music section. BURLINGTON CITY ARTS SUMMER CONCERTS: VIOLET BELL: Friends and coworkers convene for a lunchtime folk 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. THE CORETET: Jazz, funk and hip-hop intersect in a Winooski Wednesdays summer concert series performance. A beer garden and free meals for kids 18 and under top off the fun. Rotary Park, Winooski, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 777-1621. CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS: World-class musicians deliver rousing renditions of works by Boccherini, Grieg and Mozart. 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. JASON MRAZ: SOLD OUT. The two-time Grammy Award-winning artist doles out folk-pop numbers as part of Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on the Green. Brett Dennen opens. Shelburne Museum, 7 p.m. $46.50-53.50; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 877-987-6487. JEFF DANIELS & THE BEN DANIELS BAND: Father and son take the stage as part of their Acoustically Speakin’ Summer ’18 tour. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 7 p.m. $30-40. Info, 760-4634. JOSÉ JAMES: The young jazz singer puts a contemporary spin on hits such as “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Just the Two of Us” in the musical program “Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers.” Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 8 p.m. $12.50-30. Info, 603-646-2422. KING ME: Fans from across generations get down to cover songs from the 1960s through current hits. Mills Riverside Park, Jericho, 6-8 p.m. Donations. Info, 899-2693. MICHELE FAY BAND: Elements of folk, swing and bluegrass blend in understated originals and traditional covers. Oxbow Park, Morrisville, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-6863. PIKES FALLS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: Instrumentalists hit all the right notes during 11 days of classical music programming. See pikesfallschambermusic for details. Various southern Vermont locations. Free. Info, 732-586-5455. POINT COUNTERPOINT: Instructors of the chambermusic camp perform works by Schumann, Mozart and Janacek. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 382-9222.

ROY & THE WRECKS: Eclectic pop music spanning four decades fills the meadow. Martha Pellerin & Andy Shapiro Memorial Bandstand, Middlesex, 6:30-8:30 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 p.m. $15; free for kids. Info, 598-9520.


CAMPFIRES, BUGS AND BATS: WE LOVE TWO OF THEM!: Acoustical monitoring equipment in tow, Vermont Bat Center’s Barry and Maureen Genzlinger share stories and facts about the nocturnal fliers. Milton Historical Museum, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 893-1604.


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. FOX U.S. OPEN OF MOUNTAIN BIKING: Over five days, pedal pushers vie for prizes in competitions such as downhill, enduro and adaptive mountain biking. See for details. Killington Resort. Free for spectators. Info, 800-734-9435.


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


‘ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE’: The country crooner’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger anchors this Skinner Barn production. Skinner Barn Theater, Waitsfield, 8-10 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, tickets ‘SEE HOW THEY RUN’: Staint Michael’s Playhouse presents a classic British farce propelled by mishaps and mistaken identities. McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 8 p.m. $36-45. Info, 654-2281. ‘A TALE OF TWO CITIES’: Brian McEleney directs the Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble in his own adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel centered on the French Revolution. Burgess Meredith Little Theatre, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton, 8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 443-2771.

‘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.


AUTHORS AT THE ALDRICH: Lit lovers lend their ears for a talk by novelist Katherine Arden, who penned The Bear and the Nightingale. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 476-7550. 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@ WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: Burlington Writers Workshop members focus on elements of craft when responding to works in progress. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. WRITING CIRCLE: Words flow when participants explore creative expression in a lowpressure environment. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218.



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. MUSIC WHILE YOU PICK: Bluegrass band the Buck Hollers keep spirits high as locavores snap up fresh blueberries. Owl’s Head Blueberry Farm, Richmond, 5-8:30 p.m. Minimum purchase of two quarts per adult, $6 per quart. Info, 434-3387.






FEAST & FIELD MARKET: Locally grown produce and folk music by Rebecca Levi and friends 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.1. 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.

LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETING: Nursing mothers share breastfeeding tips and resources. Essex Free Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, QUEEN CITY BICYCLE CLUB MONTHLY RIDE: Folks who identify as women, trans, femme and nonbinary empower one another on a group excursion complete with glitter and a giant boom box. A drink ticket awaits each rider at Zero Gravity Craft Brewery. Old Spokes Home, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 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.

fairs & festivals

FRANKLIN COUNTY FIELD DAYS: A four-day Vermont tradition, this old-time fair includes midway games, rides, a demolition derby, live music and much more. See franklincountyfield for details. See calendar spotlight. Franklin County Field Days Site, Highgate, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. $10. Info, 866-666-3247. 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,


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘FLYING MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.1. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.1. ‘SEA MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.1. ‘WILD AFRICA 3D’: See WED.1.

food & drink

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. COMMUNITY LUNCH: Farm-fresh fare makes for a delicious and nutritious midday meal. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 309. 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. TRUCKS, TAPS & TUNES: Food trucks, craft brews and live music by local acts make for an evening of family-friendly fun. Essex Shoppes & Cinema, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info,


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. 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.

health & fitness

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. 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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LEWIS FRANCO & THE MISSING CATS: Close three-part vocal rhythm harmonies and thrilling improvisation thread through

PIKES FALLS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: See WED.1. SYLVAN ESSO: The indie-pop duo doles out infectious melodies from 2017’s What Now as part of Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on the Green. Ian Chang opens. Shelburne Museum, 7 p.m. $3544; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 652-0777.

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.



‘A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2’: Staged by Weston Playhouse, this bold new play examines marriage, family and traditional gender roles nearly 150 years after Henrik Ibsen’s original work was written. Weston Playhouse Second Stage at Walker Farm, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $43. Info, 824-5288.

PRIMARY ELECTION CANDIDATE FORUMS: Democratic gubernatorial candidates James Ehlers, Christine Hallquist, Brenda Siegel and Ethan Sonneborn vie for votes during public discussions hosted by Channel 17/ Town Meeting Television. CCTV Channel 17 Studios, Burlington, 5:25 p.m. Free. Info, 862-3966. VERMONT FEDERAL CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE FORUM: Candidates running for federal congressional seats address the issues during a moderated assembly. Tuttle Hall, College of St. Joseph, Rutland, candidate meet and greet, 6:30 p.m.; forum, 7 p.m. Free. Info,


DISC GOLF LEAGUES: Players aim for targets in a fun and social tournament. Bolton Valley Resort, 6 p.m. $7-14. Info, 434-3444. FOX U.S. OPEN OF MOUNTAIN BIKING: See WED.1.

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‘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., 5 p.m. $20-35. Info, 518-962-4449. ‘ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE’: See WED.1.


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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 p.m. Free. Info, 598-9520.

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.



‘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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‘HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL’: See WED.1. ‘HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING’: J. Pierrepont Finch climbs his way up the corporate ladder with hilarious results in this award-winning musical presented by Flynn Youth Theater. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7 p.m. $16-18. Info, 863-5966.


‘JAWS’: The classic film about a killer shark gets a theatrical treatment in a humorous stage show. Phantom Theater, Edgcomb Barn, Warren, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 496-5997.


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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: ‘MACBETH’: Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff star in a broadcast production of Shakespeare’s tragedy about a corrupt general’s quest to become King of Scotland. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 6:30 p.m. $10-20. Info, 775-0903. 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. THU.2

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HUNGER MOUNTAIN CO-OP BROWN BAG SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: The Starline Rhythm Boys channel the Texas honkytonks of the 1940s and ’50s. Courtyard, Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 223-9604.

NORTHERN FLYER: Four veteran musicians play a mix of original and traditional bluegrass and Americana music. Rusty Parker Memorial Park, Waterbury, 6-8:15 p.m. Free. Info,

HOT TOPICS SUMMER LECTURE SERIES: Catherine MacKenzie of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge provokes thought with “Cross-Border Sewage, U.S.Mexico Sludge and Trump’s Wall: An International Analysis.” Room 012, Oakes Hall, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1371.



HUNGER MOUNTAIN CO-OP BROWN BAG SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Folksters Patti Casey and Colin McCaffrey strike a chord with audience members. Courtyard, Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier, noon. Free. Info, 223-9604.

MUSIC IN THE VINEYARD SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Oenophiles let loose with live music by incaHOOTS, 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.




BURLINGTON CONCERT BAND REHEARSALS: Enthusiastic players of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments find perfect harmony. Burlington High School, 6:45-8:45 p.m. Free. Info,

MOOSE CROSSING: Classic and contemporary jazz selections satisfy fans of the genre. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, 7-9 p.m. $7. Info, 775-0356.

FREE AIKIDO CLASS: An introduction to the Japanese martial art focuses on centering and finding freedom while under attack. Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 6-7:15 p.m. Free. Info, 951-8900.


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

tunes by the acoustic jazz combo. Back Road BBQ brings the eats. Old Schoolhouse Common, Marshfield, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581.


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‘SEE HOW THEY RUN’: See WED.1. ‘A TALE OF TWO CITIES’: See WED.1. ‘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.



TOWN HOUSE FORUM: A reading and discussion series hosts authors Vievee Francis and Matthew Olzmann. Strafford Town House, picnic, 6 p.m.; reading, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 765-4703.



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



AUBURN JEWELRY POP-UP SHOP: Fashionistas browse brightly colored personalized baubles. Pink Colony, Stowe, 2-6 p.m. Free. Info,





FIRST FRIDAY FOLK DANCING: Participants make strides in circle, line and couple dances. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $3-5. Info, 223-2518.

‘WEST SIDE STORY’: See WED.1, 7:30 p.m.

CANAAN MEETINGHOUSE READING SERIES: Poet Lloyd Schwartz and fiction writer Joan Silber share portions of their work. Meetinghouse, Canaan, N.H., 7:30 p.m. Free. Info,


groove, release and open their hearts to life in a safe and sacred space. Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. $10. Info,

NEWBERRY POP-UP MARKET: Vendors purvey a variety of Vermont-made products. 5 S. Main St., White River Junction, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 299-0212.


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


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,

THE BIG LATCH ON: Whether they’re currently nursing or not, breastfeeding supporters gather for raffles, treats and activities. Sand Hill Park, Essex Junction, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, GUIDED TOURS: See WED.1. 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. 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 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. VIP TENTS: ‘TALES OF HOFFMAN’: Theatergoers mingle with Opera North directors and designers while noshing on appetizers and wine before the show and during intermission. Colburn Park, Lebanon, N.H., 6:30 p.m. $35; preregister; limited space. Info, 603-448-4141. WALK-IN ASTROLOGY READINGS: Folks learn how past, present and future planetary transits are affecting their lives. The Astrology Space, Burlington, noon-4 p.m. $15-25. Info, 730-5594. WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY OPEN HOUSE & TOUR: Those with an interest in water quality, renewable energy and the health of Lake Champlain take an educational guided excursion through the facility. Wastewater Treatment Plant, Essex Junction, 9:30, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6943.

fairs & festivals

FESTIVAL OF FOOLS: A three-day celebration of circus arts, music and comedy features continuous theatrics by international street performers. See vermont for details. Downtown Burlington, noon. Prices vary; most events are free. Info, 865-7166. FRANKLIN COUNTY FIELD DAYS: See THU.2, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

HOPS IN THE HILLS BEER & WINE FESTIVAL: Imbibers sip samples from more than 120 breweries, cideries and vineyards and eat from food vendors while jamming to live music. See for details. Courtyard. Jackson Gore Inn, Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow, 5-9 p.m. Free. Info, 228-1600. STOWE BREWERS FESTIVAL: Suds lovers take their pick of more than 120 beers, wines and spirits from dozens of purveyors at a twoday fest featuring live music, food trucks, workshops and demos. Mayo Events Field, Stowe, 5:309:30 p.m. $20-45; for ages 21 and up. Info, VERMONT BE TRUE YOGA FESTIVAL: A lush, tranquil farm provides the perfect setting for a weekend of yoga classes, wellness workshops, live music and local food vendors. Milldale Farm Center for Wellness, Fairlee, 1-10 p.m. $25-175; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 522-2116.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. FIRST FRIDAY FLICKS: Blankets or beanbags in tow, families file in for a monthly motion picture. Bethel Town Hall, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, hello@bethel ‘FLYING MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.1. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.1. INTERACTIVE OUTDOOR MOVIE: Picnicking and fencing demos and lessons prepare viewers for a motion picture about heroes, villains and finding true love. Williston Town Green, picnicking, 7 p.m.; movie, 8:15 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. MOVIES IN THE RED BARN: Cinephiles view favorite flicks from female directors. Food and drinks are available. Call for film info and reservations. Mary’s Restaurant, Bristol, 7:30-10 p.m. Free. Info, 453-2432. ‘SEA MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.1. ‘WILD AFRICA 3D’: See WED.1.

food & drink

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.2. CHAMPLAIN VALLEY DINNER TRAIN: Passengers feast on a three-course meal while riding the Green Mountain Railroad from Burlington to Middlebury and back. Union Station, Burlington, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $85100; preregister for Gold Class tickets and parties of eight or more. Info, 800-707-3530. FARM TABLE FRIDAYS: Foodies gather ’round the family table to take in a summer evening and Vermont-inspired cuisine prepared by distinguished guest chefs. Stowe Mountain Lodge, 6-9:30 p.m. $95; preregister; limited space. Info, 760-4058.

FIRST FRIDAY: VEGAN POTLUCK: Diners share delicious animal product-free dishes. Phoenix Books Misty Valley, Chester, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 875-3400. FOODWAYS FRIDAYS: Foodies use heirloom herbs and veggies to revive historic recipes in the farmhouse kitchen. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $4-16; free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 457-2355. RICHMOND FARMERS MARKET: An open-air marketplace featuring live music connects cultivators and fresh-food browsers. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, info@richmond SUMMER HARVEST FOR HOUSING: Friends and neighbors feast on woodfired pizza, burgers, brats and Alchemist beer amid live music by the Dale & Darcy Trio. Proceeds benefit the Lamoille Housing Partnership. Legion Field, Johnson, 5-7:30 p.m. $25. Info, 888-5714. SUN TO CHEESE TOUR: Fromage fanatics go behind the scenes and follow award-winning farmhouse cheddar from raw milk to finished product. Shelburne Farms, 1:45-3:45 p.m. $20 includes a block of cheddar; preregister. Info, 985-8686. TRUCK STOP: Mobile kitchens dish out mouthwatering meals and libations. Live music and cold beer add to the fun. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 5-10 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 540-0406.


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.1, 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. Red Rocks Park, South Burlington, 6-9 p.m. Donations; preregister. Info, CRIBBAGE TEAMS: See WED.1. PINOCHLE & RUMMY: See WED.1.

health & fitness

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


FIRST FRIDAY: Live music by Antara with Chris Cheney paves the way for a dance party with tunes spun by DJ Llu and DJVU. Higher Ground, South Burlington, 7 p.m. $5-10; for ages 18 and up. Info, 877-987-6487.


Find club dates in the music section. BURLINGTON CITY ARTS SUMMER CONCERTS: JUST FOR KICKS: Members of the swingdance performance group put their best foot forward on an outdoor stage. Burlington City Hall Park, noon. Free. Info, 865-7166. DAVE KELLER’S SOUL REVUE: The Montpelier guitarist rocks the house with classic covers and funk-filled original numbers. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 7:30 p.m. $10-35. Info, 533-2000. DAVI, PERMELIA & REBECCA SEARS: Listeners take their seats for an ear-pleasing performance of music for organ, violin and viola. Grace Episcopal Church, Sheldon, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, beth.daybell@ DAVID ROSANE & THE ZOOKEEPERS: The folk-rock protest band rallies support for literacy during a stop on its Book of ZOO Library Tour. Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 849-2420. THE HUNTRESS & HOLDER OF HANDS: String musician and singer MorganEve Swain is the driving force behind post-metal songs from the 2017 album Avalon. Back lawn, Woodstock History Center, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 457-3981. JOSHUA COLLIER & HELEN LYONS: Accompanied by pianist Claire Black, the Vermont tenor and soprano serve up solos and duets from opera, operetta and musical theater. Salisbury Congregational Church, 7:30-9 p.m. Donations. Info, 352-6671. MARIACHI FLOR DE TOLOACHE: The Grammy Award-winning allfemale mariachi group pushes the boundaries of traditional Mexican music as part of the Festival of Fools. See calendar spotlight. Bank Street Pitch, intersection of Bank and Church Streets, Burlington, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7166. PIKES FALLS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: See WED.1. SUMMER CARILLON CONCERT: The melodic sound of bells rings out across the campus in a performance by Elena Sadina. Mead Memorial Chapel, Middlebury College, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. UNCLE SI & THE SICOTICS: Si Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” delights audience members with

his eclectic style of entertainment — think music, rhinestones and rubber chickens. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 8 p.m. $35. Info, 775-0903. VERMONT MOZART FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: Fireworks follow a recital of works by the Austrian composer. Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow, Stowe, 7 p.m. $30; free for kids. Info, 598-9520.


CONSERVATION CORPS CELEBRATION: NorthWoods Stewardship Center Conservation Corps crews close out the season with a little friendly competition — think tugof-war, spike driving and rock rolling. Northwoods Stewardship Center, East Charleston, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, ross@northwood 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.


FOX U.S. OPEN OF MOUNTAIN BIKING: See WED.1. 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. KICKS FOR A CURE: Ten teams battle it out in a kickball tournament benefiting Camp Ta-KumTa. Oakledge Park, Burlington, check-in, 3:30 p.m.; tournament, 4:30 p.m. $150 per team; $5 for BBQ only. Info, 863-3489. NIGHT OUT AT THE BALLPARK: Sports fans join friends from the Vermont International Film Festival to cheer on the Vermont Lake Monsters, who play the Hudson Valley Renegades. Centennial Field, Burlington, 7:05 p.m. $7. Info, 655-6611.


‘THE 39 STEPS’: See THU.2, 7 p.m. ‘ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE’: See WED.1. ‘DIANA OF DOBSON’S’: See THU.2. ‘A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2’: See THU.2. ‘HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL’: See WED.1. ‘HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING’: See THU.2. ‘JAWS’: See THU.2. ‘THE OR ELSE SHOW’: With the use of cardboard and papier maché, Bread and Puppet Theater stages an ever-changing indoor performance in the Paper Maché Cathedral. Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 525-3031.


‘SEE HOW THEY RUN’: See WED.1. ‘A TALE OF TWO CITIES’: See WED.1. ‘TALES OF HOFFMAN’: Opera North presents Offenbach’s fantastical story of poet and painter E.T.A. Hoffmann’s quest for love. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $20-90. Info, 603-448-0400. ‘THE TAMING OF THE SHREW’: The Vermont Shakespeare Festival stages the bard’s comedy about the dynamics of male-female relationships. Alumni Auditorium, Champlain College, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $18-30. Info, 863-5966. ‘UNCLE VANYA’: See THU.2. ‘WEST SIDE STORY’: See WED.1, 7:30 p.m.


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.



BLUE WAVE CONCERT: Joseph Franco and Lewis Franco and the Brown Eyed Girls 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.








MINTACULAR!: The maker space celebrates its first birthday with tours, robots, 3D printing, laser cutting, jewelry making and, of course, cake. The MINT: Rutland’s Makerspace, 2-5 p.m. Free. Info, 772-7087.

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SUMMER DOG PARTY: Canine lovers and their four-legged companions convene for good eats, live music, family activities and more. Dog Mountain, St. Johnsbury, noon-4 p.m. Free. Info, 800-449-2580.

8 p.m. Borrkia Big Band | 9:30 p.m. Marco Calliari & Jérôme Charlebois

TRACK WALK: Race fans get revved up for a tour of the track and a lesson on the history of the sport. Devil’s Bowl Speedway, West Haven, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 479-8500.

fairs & festivals

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.



ADIRONDACK COAST CRAFT BEVERAGE FESTIVAL: Beer hounds sip suds from more than 40 vendors and sample local foods. 7325 Route 9, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 2-6 p.m. $5-35. Info, info@plattsburghbrewfest. com.


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MOONLIGHT MOZART: Vermont Mozart Festival sponsors, benefactors, musicians and partners take part in a cocktail party, a picnic dinner, a concert and fireworks. Grosse Pointe, Ferrisburgh, 6-9 p.m. $250. Info, 598-9520.

CONCERT & COOKOUT: Palatepleasing provisions and live tunes by the Jeri Katherine Howell Trio with Jimmy Kalb and Nat Colten make for an evening to remember. Pittsford Village Farm, 5-7 p.m. Donations. Info,



HOPS IN THE HILLS BEER & WINE FESTIVAL: See FRI.3, noon-8 p.m. MAD RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL: An incendiary performance by the Phoenix Fire Dancers tops off this 20th anniversary celebration with nonstop live tunes and a dinner buffet. Blueberry Lake Haven, Warren, 3-9 p.m. $10-20. Info, STOWE BREWERS FESTIVAL: See FRI.3, noon-4 & 5:30-9:30 p.m. VERMONT BE TRUE YOGA FESTIVAL: See FRI.3, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. VERMONT BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL: This flavorful fest features mouthwatering fare, special guests and family-friendly entertainment. Craftsbury Academy, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, farmer@wanderingbrook

AUGUST 10, 11 & 12

Sbandieratori dei Borghi e Sestieri Fiorentini


8 p.m. Giorgia Fumanti | 10 p.m. Fashion Show Moda Sotto le Stelle



9 p.m. Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Bohème”

Don't forget to get your tickets for the Italian Week draw at our booth & have a chance to win a trip to Italy!




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We are looking for volunteers participating in a nutrition intervention study conducted at the Clinical Research Center (CRC) at the University of Vermont seeking to better understand the potential benefits of dairy fat against type 2 diabetes. Qualified participants must be: • Men and women ages 50 to 65 with prediabetes (condition with slightly elevated blood sugar higher than normal) and a BMI between 25 and 40 • Having consistent dietary habits that include dairy products • Available for 8 consecutive weeks What is required? The total length of commitment will be 8 consecutive weeks consisting of 4 diet periods during which all food will be provided by the CRC. This study involves: • Filling out questionnaires • Physical exam and blood test to determine eligibility • Blood and stool tests at baseline and the end of two experimental diet $1,000 compensation is provided if you qualify and complete the study.


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DOWNTOWN ESSEX DAY: Strollers snap up crafts, gifts, artwork and antiques from street vendors and shops during this town-wide market. Various Essex, N.Y., locations, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 518-878-1840.

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. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 5:30-9 p.m. $21.69; free for kids. Info, farmtoballet@

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.


CD SALE: Thousands of compact discs from across musical genres find new homes. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Free. Info, fletcher

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

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KRUZING FOR A CAUSE: Drivers take their cars for a spin to support local children and families. Milton Family Community Center, 9 a.m. $1-35. Info, 893-1457.


BURLINGTON TREE TOURS: Outdoors lovers learn to identify common species on a moderately paced walking tour of the Queen City’s urban forest. The Mounted Cat, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. $16.75. Info, 343-1773.

BRYCE DANCE COMPANY COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE: Two four-day workshops with artistic director Heather Bryce culminate in an informal showing for locals, friends and family. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, Montpelier, 7 p.m. $5. Info,


FREE TRADE VS. FAIR TRADE: Locals learn the basics of globalization and how certain policies pave the way for companies to profit at the expense of people and the planet. Arrive at 1:30 to participate in a PJC new volunteer orientation. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, 2-3 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345.



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See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘ALL ABOUT EVE’: An ingenue maneuvers to usurp power from an established actress in this 1950 award winner starring Bette Davis and shown on 16mm film. Newman Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. Donations. Info, serious_61@ ‘FLYING MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.1. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.1. ‘SAILOR MOON SUPERS: THE MOVIE’: The animated Japanese heroine with a magical brooch is the star of this cinematic event. Shown on Saturday 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.1.


VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: See WED.1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


DOG DAYS OF DARTS TOURNAMENT: Players of all skill levels aim for the bullseye. St. Albans Elks Lodge, 10-1 a.m. $20. Info, 782-7145.



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,


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.




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.

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILM TOUR: An evening of shorts showcases fiction, documentary and animated films from around the world. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 5 & 8 p.m. $5-10. Info, 603-646-2422.

food & drink


MAD RIVER TASTE WEEK: Foodies fête area makers and growers with eight days of tours, tastings and dinners. See for details. Various Mad River Valley locations, Warren. Prices vary. Info, 496-3165.

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.3. 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. CRAFTSBURY FARMERS MARKET: Food, drink, crafts and family-friendly entertainment are on the menu at an emporium of local merchandise. Craftsbury Common, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 586-8022.

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@


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.


3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Teams shoot hoops at a community gathering complete with food, entertainment and a bounce house. Roosevelt Park, Burlington, registration, 11 a.m.-noon; tournament, 12:30-4 p.m. Free. Info, ETD LEATHERNECK SCRAMBLE: Obstacles add a challenging element to this fun-spirited 5K run to benefit the Elijah Davis Memorial Fund. See calendar spotlight. Davis Farm, Jericho, 8:30 a.m. $20; free for Kids’ Fun Run. Info, 578-4149. FOX U.S. OPEN OF MOUNTAIN BIKING: See WED.1. SKEET TOURNAMENT SERIES: Sharp shooters bring their own shotguns, shells and safety gear to compete in teams of five. Waterbury-Stowe Fish & Game Club, Waterbury Center, registration, 9 a.m.; tournament, 10 a.m. $50. Info, 272-6312.

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.

STAND UP FOR THE LAKE: Standup paddleboarders test the waters in recreational and elite races. An after-party at the Spot on the Dock follows. Burlington Surf Club, registration, 11-11:45 a.m.; races begin, 12:15 p.m. $60; free for spectators. Info, 540-2529.



Find club dates in the music section. 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. CHANGES IN LATITUDES: Fans of the Mayor of Margaritaville don their best Hawaiian shirts for a Jimmy Buffett tribute concert. A DJ set kicks off the party. Stratton Mountain Resort, 6 p.m. $15-20; free for kids 10 and under with adult ticket holder. Info, 800-787-2886. DAVID ROSANE & THE ZOOKEEPERS: See FRI.3, Groton Free Public Library. Info, 584-3358. JULIA MARK: Music fans snap their fingers to jazz-inflected folk and pop songs. Brandon Music, 7:30 p.m. $20; $45 includes dinner; preregister; BYOB. Info, 247-4295. MARIACHI FLOR DE TOLOACHE: See FRI.3, Burlington City Hall Park, 11 a.m., and Top of the Block Pitch, northernmost block of Church Street, 4:30 p.m. PIKES FALLS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: See WED.1.

RECLAMATION /,REKL |M SH( ) N/ TALKS: Inspired by the #MeToo movement, speakers share their perspectives on the topic of Women and Power. See calendar spotlight. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 7 p.m. $20. Info, 760-4634. e

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


‘THE 39 STEPS’: See THU.2, 7 p.m. ‘ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE’: See WED.1. ‘DIANA OF DOBSON’S’: See THU.2. ‘A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2’: See THU.2, 2-4:30 & 7:30-9:30 p.m. ‘HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL’: See WED.1. ‘HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING’: See THU.2, 2 & 7 p.m. ‘JAWS’: See THU.2. NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP: ‘AFTER THE MARCH’: Short plays in progress by Itamar Moses visit the places where theory meets real life.

Warner Bentley Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $9-13. Info, 603-646-2422. NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP: ‘AMERICANA PSYCHOBABBLE (OR, MY FAVORITE WAY TO DIE RIGHT NOW IN THIS ROOM)’: Alexandra Tatarsky performs her original anti-narrative of American emptiness, violence and nonsense. Warner Bentley Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 4 p.m. $9-13. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘SEE HOW THEY RUN’: See WED.1, 2 & 8 p.m. ‘A TALE OF TWO CITIES’: See WED.1. ‘THE TAMING OF THE SHREW’: See FRI.3. ‘UNCLE VANYA’: See THU.2. ‘WEST SIDE STORY’: See WED.1.


BOOK & MEDIA SALE: Bibliophiles snap up secondhand reading materials. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4095.

SUN.5 bazaars

CD SALE: See SAT.4, noon-5 p.m.


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@


SALSALINA SUNDAY PRACTICE: Salsa dancers step in for a casual social. Salsalina Dance Studio, Burlington, 5:30-8 p.m. $5. Info,




ANTIQUE TRACTOR DAY: Gearheads get their fix of dozens of vintage farm vehicles from the 1930s to ‘60s. A tractor parade, wagon rides and themed kids’ activities round out the fun. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Regular admission, $4-16; free for members and kids under 3. Info, 457-2355. GUIDED TOURS: See WED.1. HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI WALK & CANDLE BOAT REMEMBRANCE: A meditative walk down Church Street gives way to lakeside prayers commemorating the anniversary of the 1945 bombings. First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 244-8134. VIP TENTS: ‘THE BARBER OF SEVILLE’: Theatergoers mingle with Opera North directors and

designers while noshing on appetizers and wine before the show and during intermission. Colburn Park, Lebanon, N.H., 4 p.m. $35; preregister; limited space. Info, 603-448-4141.

fairs & festivals

FESTIVAL OF FOOLS: See FRI.3, 10 a.m. FRANKLIN COUNTY FIELD DAYS: See THU.2, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. HOPS IN THE HILLS BEER & WINE FESTIVAL: See FRI.3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. JEWISH FOOD FAIR: Eastern European, Sephardic and Israeli dishes fuel browsers for a mini-crafts fair, a mural viewing and a back-to-school clothing sale. Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost of food, $2 per scoop. Info, 863-4214. LAKE CHAMPLAIN DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL: Paddlers hit the water in 41-foot canoes and race to the finish line in honor of breast-cancer survivors. Waterfront Park, Burlington, 7:30 a.m. Free for spectators. Info, VERMONT BE TRUE YOGA FESTIVAL: See FRI.3, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘FLYING MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.1. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.1. ‘MEOW WOLF: ORIGIN STORY’: A 2018 documentary chronicles the rise of a Santa Fe, N.M., DIY art collective. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-10. Info, 603-646-2422. MIYAZAKI SUMMER SERIES: Cinephiles catch the 1988 animated film My Neighbor Totoro, shown in English as part of a series spotlighting director Hayao Miyazaki. The Savoy Theater, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-noon. Donations. Info, film@ ‘SEA MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.1. ‘WHITE LIGHT/BLACK RAIN: THE DESTRUCTION OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI’: A 2007 documentary includes archival footage and interviews with survivors of the 1945 bombings. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, madel51353@ ‘WILD AFRICA 3D’: See WED.1.

food & drink

CHOCOLATE TASTING IN BURLINGTON: See SAT.4. 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. 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. FIRST SUNDAYS X SHACKSBURY CIDER: Cider and eats from local vendors such as Pioneer Food Truck & Catering and Lu•Lu Ice Cream satiate friends and families who gather for fun and games. Shacksbury Tasting Room, Vergennes, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, grace@shacksbury. com. MAD RIVER TASTE WEEK: See SAT.4. 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. VERMONT FRESH NETWORK FORUM DINNER: Local farmers and chefs partner up to prepare provisions for patrons. Proceeds benefit farm-to-table programming. Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, 5-8 p.m. $75. Info, 434-2000.




Find club dates in the music section. ‘BASTIEN UND BASTIENNE’: In collaboration with the Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra, local singers such as soprano Sarah Cullins hit all the right notes in a semi-staged one-act opera. Burlington City Hall Park, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 598-9520. 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@gmail. com.

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MARIACHI FLOR DE TOLOACHE: See FRI.3, Chickweed open this Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series concert. Dog Mountain, St. Johnsbury, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. PAUL ASBELL: The lifelong guitar player takes listeners on a journey through the last century of American music in his solo concert, “Steel String Americana.” Adamant Community Club, 7:30 p.m. $15; free for kids under 12. Info, 454-7103. PIKES FALLS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: See WED.1. ROCHESTER CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: Violinist Sarah Whitney, cellist Ani Kalayjian and pianist Cynthia Huard join forces for “Beyond the Notes.” Federated Church of Rochester, 4-6 p.m. Donations. Info, 767-9234. VCFA MFA IN MUSIC COMPOSITION: FILM & MEDIA MUSIC FESTIVAL: Students, alumni and faculty members present a variety of approaches to the marriage of music and picture, from fiction films to games and jingles. Noble Lounge, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, 8-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 828-8600. VERMONT MOZART FESTIVAL CHAMBER PLAYERS: See WED.1, Burlington Country Club, dinner, 5:30 p.m.; concert. 7 p.m. $1540; free for kids. Info, 598-9520.


BIKE & BIRD: Outdoor adventurers break the boundary between mountain biker and birdwatcher during a two-wheel exploration of the Central Vermont countryside. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. $20-25; preregister. Info, 229-6206. FORESTRY, HISTORY & THE FUTURE: A GUIDED HIKE: See FRI.3. HIKE INTO HISTORY: Mount Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli leads a trek into Revolutionary War history. Mount Independence State Historic Site, Orwell, 2-4 p.m. Regular admission, $5; free for kids under 15. Info, 948-2000. 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.




SHIRLEY A. JEFFERSON: In “We the People: Equal Protection Under the Law?,” the Vermont Law School associate dean for student affairs and diversity examines equality in the United States. Audience engagement and a panel discussion follow. Strafford Town House, 2-4 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 765-4288. STEVEN BUTZ: The author of Shays’ Settlement in Vermont: A Story of Revolt and Archaeology reveals his research findings related to Revolutionary War figure Daniel Shays. Brick School House, Bridgewater, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 672-3745.

Field pulls advice from several prominent revolutions in human history. Poetry readings by Burt Porter and Lindsay Knowlton follow. Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, 3 p.m. $10. Info, 525-3031. ‘HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING’: See THU.2, 1 & 6 p.m. ‘NUNSENSE 2: THE SECOND COMING’: A madcap pack of nuns cause mischief and mayhem in this musical comedy staged by Adirondack Regional Theatre. Strand Center Theatre, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 2 p.m. $15. Info, 518-563-1604, ext. 105.



‘THE 39 STEPS’: See THU.2. ‘ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE’: See WED.1. ‘THE BARBER OF SEVILLE’: Vocal pyrotechnics impress opera devotees during Opera North’s production of Rossini’s joyous work. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 5 p.m. $20-90. Info, 603-448-0400. ‘A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2’: See THU.2, 3-5:30 p.m. ‘THE GRASSHOPPER REBELLION CIRCUS & PAGEANT’: A spirited Bread and Puppet Theater production performed in the Circus




BACK ROADS READINGS: Penman Michael Collier shares from his new book, My Bishop and Other Poems. A reception and book signing follow. Brownington Congregational Church, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 633-4956. BURLINGTON WOMEN’S POETRY GROUP: Female writers seek feedback from fellow rhyme-andmeter mavens. Email for details. Private residence, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info,

T. GREENWOOD: A reading and Q&A introduce readers to the author’s newest novel, Rust & Stardust. Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 985-3999.

MON.6 activism

HIROSHIMA DAY PEACE VIGIL: Folks commemorate the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and call for the abolition of nuclear weapons worldwide. Corner of South Prospect and Main Streets, Burlington, 8-8:30 a.m. Free. Info, 658-1047.


COMMUNITY GATHERING: Green thumbs help the Vermont Community Garden Network grow their strategy for strengthening the community-based garden movement by giving voice to what matters most to them. Conference Rooms A and B, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 5-6:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 861-4769.


‘CATCHING A GLIMPSE’: A collaboration between choreographers Isadora Snapp and Bridget Wheeler touches on memory, honesty and sexuality. Phantom Theater, Edgcomb Barn, Warren, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 496-5997.


TRANSFER ADMISSIONS DAY: Prospective students learn the ABCs of financial aid and transferring credits. Northern Vermont University-Johnson, 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 800-635-2356.




JOB HUNT HELP: See THU.2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. MAINTENANCE MONDAY: With lubricant, cleaner, grease and air, cyclists keep their bikes in working order. Not for repairs. Old Spokes Home Community Workshop, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, WALK-IN ASTROLOGY READINGS: See FRI.3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. MON.6

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See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘FLYING MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.1. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.1. ‘SAILOR MOON SUPERS: THE MOVIE’: See SAT.4, 7 p.m. ‘SEA MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.1. ‘WILD AFRICA 3D’: See WED.1.

food & drink

MAD RIVER TASTE WEEK: See SAT.4. PUERTO RICAN CUISINE POTLUCK: Community members come together for a shared meal. Bring a dish to share along with an ingredients list and containers for leftovers. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-7:45 p.m. $2. Info, 236-0893.


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.1, 6:30 p.m. CRIBBAGE TEAMS: See WED.1. 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.1.

health & fitness

ADVANCED SUN-STYLE TAI CHI, LONG-FORM: Elements of qigong thread through the youngest version of the Chinese martial art. Winooski Senior Center, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 735-5467. ADVANCED TAI CHI CLASS: See FRI.3.




BONE BUILDERS EXERCISE CLASSES: See WED.1. 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. 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, 10:3011:30 a.m. Free. Info, 448-4262.


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.



Find club dates in the music section. CASPIAN MONDAY MUSIC: Pianist Tamar Shalvashvili makes the black and white keys dance in works by Beethoven, Gabunia, Scriabin and Chopin. Caledonia Grange, East Hardwick, 7:30 p.m. $10-20; free for kids

under 18. Info, caspianmonday PIKES FALLS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: See WED.1. VCFA MFA IN MUSIC COMPOSITION: ELECTRONIC MUSIC SHOWCASE: Instruments meet live electronic sound and video in works by students and faculty. College Hall Gallery, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, 8-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 828-8600.


‘LIVES WELL LIVED’ — QUESTIONS & DISCUSSIONS: Inspired by a 2018 documentary, Liz Benjamin facilitates an open, drop-in conversation on growing older. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2518.


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.2. MUSIC WHILE YOU PICK: Blues for Breakfast keep spirits high as locavores snap up fresh blueberries. Owl’s Head Blueberry Farm, Richmond, 5-8:30 p.m. Minimum purchase of two quarts per adult, $6 per quart. Info, 434-3387. WILL BONSALL: The author of Will Bonsall’s Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening: Innovative Techniques for Growing Vegetables, Grains, and Perennial Food Crops With Minimal Fossil Fuel and Animal Inputs sows seeds of knowledge in a lively talk. Simpson Hall, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, 6:15-8 p.m. Free. Info, 586-7711.




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.


‘CATCHING A GLIMPSE’: See MON.6. 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.


ANYTHING GOES! SLAM: From poets to musicians to magicians, performers share works up to five minutes long. Hardwick Street Café at the Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 533-2000. 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. WALK-IN ASTROLOGY READINGS: See FRI.3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘FLYING MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.1. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.1. ‘SEA MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.1. ‘WILD AFRICA 3D’: See WED.1.

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. MAD RIVER TASTE WEEK: See SAT.4. OLD NORTH END FARMERS MARKET: Locavores score breads, juices, ethnic foods and more from neighborhood vendors. Dewey Park, Burlington, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, oldnorth PENNYWISE PANTRY: On a tour of the store, shoppers create a custom template for keeping the kitchen stocked with affordable, nutritious eats. City Market, Onion River Co-op, downtown Burlington, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9757.


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.1, 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. BEGINNERS TAI CHI CLASS: See THU.2. PEACEFUL WARRIOR KARATE: Martial-arts training promotes healthy living for those in recovery. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. 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.


‘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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Find club dates in the music section. BURLINGTON CHORAL SOCIETY AUDITIONS: Sopranos, altos, tenors and basses interested in joining the group for the first time lift their voices for artistic director Richard Riley. Details are provided upon registration. Free; preregister. Info, bcssingerz@ CASTLETON SUMMER CONCERTS: Rick and the All Star Ramblers entertain onlookers with highenergy western swing stylings. Pavilion, Castleton University, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 468-6039. GIFFORD COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES: Last Mile Ride provides the food for a family-friendly blues and classic rock concert by the John Lackard Band. Gifford Park, Gifford Medical Center, Randolph, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 728-2380. LYME TOWN BAND: Polkas, marches and golden oldies accompany an ice cream social. Rain site: Fairlee Town Hall. Fairlee Town Common, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 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. PIKES FALLS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: See WED.1. 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. TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE: Altcountry band the Welterweights provide the musical backdrop to a pastoral party featuring good eats. Legion Field, Johnson, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 635-7826. VCFA MFA IN MUSIC COMPOSITION CONCERT: TALUJON PERCUSSION TRIO: Students David Cossin, Ian Antonio and Michael Lipsey premiere new pieces. College Hall Chapel, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, 8-9 p.m. Free. Info, 828-8600.


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.


PRIMARY ELECTION CANDIDATE FORUMS: Dan Freilich, Benjamin Mitchell and Peter Welch, Democrats running for the role of Representative to Congress, vie for votes during public discussions hosted by Channel 17/ Town Meeting Television. CCTV Channel 17 Studios, Burlington, 5:25 p.m. Free. Info, 862-3966.


FAQS ON SEO: An Insights Marketing Solutions workshop demystifies search engine optimization and the tools available to improve it. Capstone Community Action, Barre, 12:302 p.m. Free. Info, 882-8191.


INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD: Toolbars, menus and icons, oh my! A computer whiz teaches techniques such as copying, pasting, and formatting text and pictures. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217.


‘A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2’: See THU.2. ‘THE PRODUCERS’ AUDITIONS: Thespians try out for roles in a BarnArts Center for the Arts production of Mel Brooks’ popular musical. Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 234-1645. ‘SEE HOW THEY RUN’: See WED.1.


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. KATE SCHATZ: Muslim Girls Making Change serve up spokenword poetry at the launch of Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women. Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0774. RICK WINSTON: Historian Charles Morrissey converses with the Vermont author of Red Scare in the Green Mountains: The McCarthy Era in Vermont 19461960. Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 472-5533. STORYTELLING VT: Locals tell true tales before a live audience. Light Club Lamp Shop, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, SUMMER LITERATURE READING SERIES: Ambitious readers cover selected pages of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free; preregister at meetup. com; limited space. Info, 383-8104.



FARMER OLYMPICS: Contenders show off their agricultural aptitude in a cornucopia of physical and cerebral challenges. NOFA-VT’s mobile pizza oven will be there! Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, 4-8 p.m. Free. Info, 434-4122.





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




TOUR BHS: In order to provide feedback to school board commissioners and city councilors, community members witness firsthand the need to provide fully accessible learning spaces. Burlington High School, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-5332.


A COURSE IN MIRACLES STUDY GROUP: See WED.1. GUIDED TOURS: See WED.1. OPEN MIC NIGHT: Feats of comedy, music, poetry and storytelling fill five-, 10- and 15-minute time slots. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 7-9 p.m. Donations. Info, ROUND-UP ON THE RIVER: See WED.1.



See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘FLYING MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.1. ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D’: See WED.1. ‘INSIDE OUT’: Amy Poehler and Bill Hader lend their voices to this animated adventure about a young girl whose emotions have a life of their own. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 7 p.m. $5. Info, 533-2000. ‘SEA MONSTERS 3D’: See WED.1. ‘WILD AFRICA 3D’: See WED.1.

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BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.1. CRIBBAGE TEAMS: See WED.1. 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.

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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.

Find club dates in the music section. BURLINGTON CITY ARTS SUMMER CONCERTS: DANA & SUE ROBINSON: The husbandand-wife duo channel the essence of rural America with the fiddle, guitar, banjo and mandolin. Burlington City Hall Park, noon. Free. Info, 865-7166. CAPITAL CITY BAND: See WED.1. CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS: Classical connoisseurs perk up their ears for compositions by Haydn, Vaughan Williams 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.







PIKES FALLS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: See WED.1. VCFA MFA IN MUSIC COMPOSITION CONCERT: TALUJON & LOADBANG: Fresh compositions reflect versatile approaches to new music. College Hall Chapel, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, 8-9:15 p.m. Free. Info, 828-8600.


HOMESHARING INFO SESSION: Locals learn to make the most of spare space in their homes by hosting compatible housemates.

HomeShare Vermont, South Burlington, 5-5:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-5625.




LUIS VIVANCO: Cyclists and history buffs find common ground during the University of Vermont professor’s lecture, “Of Wheelmen, the New Woman and Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont 1880-1920.” Peacham Town Library, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 592-3216.


INTRODUCTION TO GOOGLE DRIVE: Folks who are familiar with using the internet get dialed into the basics of cloud computing. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217. TECHNOLOGY NIGHT: Video streaming services become second nature during a class with Vermont Technical College’s Ken Bernard. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 5:306:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.


‘A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2’: See THU.2, 2-4:30 & 7:30-9:30 p.m. ‘THE ENDING OF THINGS’: Noah Witke weaves words, images and dance into a meditation on queerness, artistic growth and the absurd. Phantom Theater, Edgcomb Barn, Warren, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 496-5997. ‘THE PRODUCERS’ AUDITIONS: See TUE.7, 6-8 p.m. ‘SEE HOW THEY RUN’: See WED.1. ‘TALES OF HOFFMAN’: See FRI.3.


AUTHORS AT THE ALDRICH: Fans of children’s fiction flock to a talk by William Alexander, who penned A Properly Unhaunted Place. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 476-7550. RECOVERY WRITE NOW: See WED.1. WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: Burlington Writers Workshop members focus on elements of craft when responding to works in progress. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. WRITING CIRCLE: See WED.1. m



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ayurveda 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, 8728898,

WEB DEVELOPMENT BOOTCAMP: 12-week immersive coding bootcamp in downtown Burlington. Learn JavaScript programming, agile methodology, work on teams to build portfolio projects, complete career workshops and get 1-on-1 time with our career coach. Learn more at BurlingtonCodeAcademy. com/Bootcamp. Sep. 17-Dec. 12. Cost: $9,950. Location: Burlington Code Academy, 182 Main St., Burlington. Info: 779-1650, ahorner@








CLAY 201: MIXED-LEVEL WHEEL: Are you looking for a way to improve your wheel-throwing skills? This course offers time to practice and to explore techniques for all skill levels. Students new to working with clay will get a basic understanding of techniques, while more experienced students will grow and expand their skills. Tue., Sep. 25-Nov.13, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $360/

person; materials & first bag of clay incl. Location: Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648,, CLAY 202: HAND AND WHEEL: What is it about getting your hands dirty that is so thrilling? This beginner- to intermediatelevel course is designed for clay enthusiasts who want to incorporate hand building with wheel throwing. Begin each session with a demonstration and then work one-on-one with the instructor on advancing your ability. Sat., Sep. 29-Nov.17, 9-11 a.m. Cost: $360/ person; materials & first bag of clay incl. Location: The Shelburne Craft School , 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648,, PAINT 101: INTRO TO DRAWING: Interested in learning how to draw but not sure where to start? This course introduces students to the fundamental foundation of drawing using graphite, charcoal and ink to explore line, tone, plane and perspective. Mon., 10 a.m.-noon, Sep. 24-Oct. 29. Cost: $200/person; does not incl. materials. Location: Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648,, PAINT 113: ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL: Learn how to make a unique book to house creative ideas, drawings, paintings, mixed media, illustrations and writing. This course will be a combination of simple bookmaking techniques, as well as instruction in how to create a beautifully illustrated journal and other hybrid forms of text and image. Wed., Sep. 26-Nov. 14, 9:30-11 a.m. Cost: $250/person; materials not incl. Location: Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, PAINT 203: PAINTING PRACTICE: In order to gain mastery in a craft, one must perform the skill over and over again. In this course, students will explore painting still life and en plein air as a performance in practice with guided instruction to produce many small, quick paintings, as well as longer individual paintings. Tue., Sep. 11-Oct 16, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $200/person; not incl. materials. Location: Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648,,

PAINT 301: LIFE DRAWING: Drawing the human figure is one of the most universal themes in visual art and is a practice in observation and gesture. Guided by an instructor, students capture the essence of the human form while a live model positions themselves in a series of short to long poses. Mon., 6-8 p.m., Sept. 24-Oct. 15. Cost: $140/person; materials not incl. Location: The Shelburne Craft School , 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: Shelburne Craft School, 9853648, info@shelburnecraftschool. org, WOOD 101: SHAKER TABLE: Interested in woodworking and looking for a way to get started? This introductory course is designed to give beginner students the basics in using hand tools and shop machinery to design and make a beautiful one-of-a-kind project. Wed., Sept. 12-Nov.14, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $575/ person; materials incl. Location: Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648,, WOOD 111: BRANCH TO SPOON: Are you looking for a low commitment, one-day workshop that teaches a life-long skill? Students will learn how to identify and harvest locally sourced species of green wood to carve using Swedish carving methods into a useful cooking spoon. Students get to keep their tools, too! Sat., Sep. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $180/person; materials & tools incl. Location: Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648,, WOOD 114: LONGBOARD DECK: Are you looking for a one-day workshop that will teach you the basic skills to make a longboard cruiser deck? Students will learn about shop safety and how to use a wide variety of hand tools such as files, rasps and wood burners. Grip-tape, trucks and wheels included! Sat., Sep. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $210/person; materials incl. Location: Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@shelburne, shelburnecraft WOOD 201: DOVETAIL BOX: Interested in woodworking and learning how to make the most useful joinery technique? Join a group of fellow woodworking enthusiasts making a lidded box using traditional hand tools. Students will learn about various Vermont hardwoods and explore joinery layout, sawing and chiseling. Mon., 6-8:30 p.m., Sep.10Oct. 29. Cost: $450/person; materials incl. Location: Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648,,

dance 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, 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, ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES: Move to joyful music in a relaxed, beginner-friendly atmosphere. These social dances, first published in the mid-17th century, feature different formations (long or short lines, circles, squares) and range in mood from light playfulness to delightful elegance, enthusiastically robust to gloriously stately. For teens and adults who can walk briskly. Wed., 7-9 p.m., Jul. 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Cost: $5/2-hour class. Location: Richmond Free Library, 201 Bridge St., Richmond. Info: Val Medve, 881-9732,,

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

empowerment EMBODYING MIND-BODY LEADERSHIP: Learn about how to embody mind-body leadership as a way of life. What we embody creates an energy field that holds everyone around us. Incorporating mind-body meditation, grounding exercises, group discussion and mind-body tools including the Inner Board of Directors, explore how to stay grounded and connected with the flow of life, including challenging situations requiring us to embody leadership skills. Reflect on what’s in the way of embodying our leadership right now and how to move through these barriers so we can become more emotionally embodied, maintain an intentional presence and be the leaders we can

be. Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $130 before Sep. 15, $145 after Sep. 15. Location: Bishops Booth Conference Center, Rockpoint Rd., Burlington. Info: 860-6203,

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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 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, 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, 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,


KINETIC SCULPTURE WORKSHOP: Join guest teacher Patrick O’Shea for hands-on learners. You will be exploring natural, electronic and mechanical

ways to create movement. We will experiment with, design and build kinetic sculptures in a fun group environment. Learn more about classes at classes. Sat., Aug. 18, 10-5 p.m. Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: 540-0761. 3D PRINTER TRAINING: Rapid prototyping tools like the 3D printer are great for instant gratification. Learn how to prepare a 3D design file so that a digital object can be brought to life by being printed in a variety of materials. Learn more about classes at Sun., Aug. 12,10-12:30 p.m. Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: 540-0761. BOOK SAFE: Book safes are easy for their owners to recognize, but they do not stand out to a thief or other intruder. The laser cutter is the perfect tool to create the negative space for an object. Learn more about classes at Mon., Aug. 13 & 20, 6-8:30 p.m Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: 540-0761. MIG WELDING TOOL TRAINING: This class provides instruction on welding safety, machine setup and settings, basic welding practices (tack, t-joint, and butt-joint or v-groove), and troubleshooting. This tool training is required for Generator members to have free access to use the MIG welder. Learn more about classes at generatorvt. com/classes. Thu., Aug. 9, 5:308:30 p.m. Location: Generator, 40 Sears Ln., Burlington. Info: 540-0761.

herbs TOOLS FOR WORKING W/ ADDICTION: Using a harmreduction framework, learn to work with people experiencing addiction using herbs, nutrition and ear seeds, following the NADA acudetox protocol. We’ll discuss how to do this both on an individual basis and in community-wide structures. We will discuss supporting folks who choose to continue using, as well as those working to quit. Sat. & Sun., Aug. 4 & 5, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: $150/14-hour class. Location: Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, 252 Main St., Montpelier. Info: 224-7100,

language 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,,


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VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU: Brazilian jiujitsu is a martial arts combat style based entirely on leverage and technique. Brazilian jiujitsu self-defense curriculum is taught to Navy SEALs, CIA, FBI, military police and special forces. No training experience required. Easy-to-learn techniques that could save your life! Classes for men, women and children. Students will learn realistic bully-proofing and self-defense life skills to avoid them becoming victims and help them feel safe and secure. Our sole purpose is to help empower people by giving them realistic martial arts training practices they can carry with them throughout life. IBJJF & CBJJ certified black belt sixth-degree Instructor under Carlson Gracie Sr.: teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. A five-time Brazilian National Champion; International World Masters Champion and IBJJF World Masters Champion. Accept no Iimitations! Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 598-2839, julio@,

INTRO TO MODULAR SYNTHESIS: Get started making sound with modular synthesizers in this afternoon workshop! Topics covered include “Assembling Your Own Synth,” “Synthesis Basics: Oscillators, LFOs, VCAs,” and “Generative Patching.” We’ll conclude with a recital by the participants (which is optional if you’re shy!). Zero to Hero in an afternoon. Code of Conduct, LGBTQ-positive. Aug. 18, 1-5 p.m.; recital 6 p.m. Cost: $100/4-hours instruction + recital. Location: Community of Sound, 4 Howard St., Studio i3, Burlington. Info: Gahlord Dewald, 318-4745,,

outdoors MORNING SUP EXPEDITION: Join Sensimilla Lifestyle to explore Waterbury Reservoir on a standup paddleboard. SUP rental, one-hour lesson and a CBD-infused brunch are included. Start your Sunday off right with CBD education and movement on this morning paddleboard expedition. Aug., 12, 8 a.m.-noon. Cost: $120/4hour expedition. Location: Waterbury Reservior, Blush Hill Rd. Boat Launch , Waterbury. Info: Sensimilla Lifestyle, Kaylee Rumley, 881-6336, kaylee@,

some moves on Lake Champlain. All levels welcome! There are limited spaces available, so sign up for this awesome opportunity today. Sat., Aug. 4., Session 1: 9 a.m.noon; Session 2: 1:30-4:30 p.m. $45/rider. Location: Malletts Bay Access Area, 982 W. Lakeshore Dr., Colchester. Info: 518-743-8433

yoga 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@

HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Help your global community. Participate in a research study to help develop a Zika Vaccine. We are looking for healthy adults aged 18-50. 6 month-long research study involving screening, a dosing visit, and 13 follow-up outpatient visits. Volunteers are eligible for compensation up to $1490.


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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,,


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WAKEBOARDING CLINIC WITH JOSH PALMA If you’ve been dreaming of wakeboarding with a pro, here’s your chance! Pro Wakeboarder Josh Palma will show off his stuff and teach you

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,

Celebrate this year’s winners and finalists on the SS Daysie (not a real boat). Sway the night away with The Full Cleveland — Vermont’s smoothest yacht rock band. Enjoy some stiff summah cocktails and beachin’ bites from:


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.

BEGINNER TAI CHI IN MONTPELIER: We practice Cheng Man-ch’ing’s “simplified” 37-posture Yang-style form. The course will be taught by Patrick Cavanaugh, longtime student and assistant to Wolfe Lowenthal, student of Cheng Man-ching and founder of Long River Tai Chi Circle. Patrick is a senior instructor at LRTTC in Vermont and New Hampshire. Starts Tue., Sep. 4, 7-8 p.m. Cost: $65/mo. Location: Bethany Church, 115 Main St., Montpelier. Info: Long River Tai Chi Circle, Patrick Cavanaugh, 490-6405,,




SNAKE-STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN: The Yang Snake Style is a dynamic tai chi method that mobilizes the spine while stretching and strengthening the core body muscles. Practicing this ancient martial art increases strength, flexibility, vitality, peace of mind and martial skill. Beginner classes Sat. mornings & Wed. evenings. Call to view a class. Location: Bao Tak Fai Tai Chi Institute, 100 Church St., Burlington. Info: 363-6890,



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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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,,

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Honorable Mentions

Sabouyouma Be-er, “Hide”

(Unofficial) awards for Vermont’s music scene B Y J OR D AN A D AMS





his week, Seven Days unveils the winners of the Daysies, our annual readers’ poll on everything from ice cream to pet grooming to mortgage brokers. It’s all cataloged in a magazine, called All the Best, inserted in this week’s issue. Have a look to see if you agree with the consensus. As per usual, certain winners triumphed for the nth time, while other categories have new champions. Of note in the arts and entertainment section: Longtime best actor winner Rusty DeWees (aka the Logger) wasn’t in contention this year. (Nominations come from readers in an earlier voting round.) This year, Lyric Theatre vet Kim Anderson took the prize, a coup for the community theater group. As with democracy, majority rules with the Daysies. And since the awards are reader-generated, Seven Days staff has no influence on the outcome. You vote, we chronicle. It’s that simple. But isn’t it nice that, as a music critic, I can create my own categories and fill them with winners of my own choosing? Yes, it is, and I’m happy to do it — especially because so much about Vermont’s music scene doesn’t necessarily fit into a Daysies category. Please note that my awards are honorary titles only, not additional

Daysies. If you really want a trophy or plaque, I guess I could cobble something together from materials found around my apartment. I hope you like duct tape. 

Best Updates

Matt the Gnat and the Gators

Rick Norcross of Rick & the All-Star Ramblers

I never have to wonder what’s going on with Rick Norcross and his band, the All-Star Ramblers. More than any other Vermont artist that I know of, he keeps his fans in the loop with lengthy email updates — sometimes two or three a month, depending on how much stuff the purveyor of Western swing is getting up to. And these are not one- or twoparagraph emails, mind you. They’re long. Occasionally they arrive on my desk as an adorable printed newsletter. Beyond tenacious, Norcross fills his updates with folksy charm as well as all the necessary info about his band’s comings and goings.

Best Merch The Tsunamibots

By my count, only one Vermont band has its own line of trading cards: the Tsunamibots. Along with the usual fare — T-shirts, stickers, hats, etc. —  the cybernetic surf-punks penned original comic books that delve into the group’s high-concept mythos. Their level of dedication to providing fans as many collectible pieces as possible is unparalleled.


The Tsunamibots’ trading cards

Biggest Scene Champions Evan and Alex Raine

This is a category I stole from my predecessor, Dan Bolles, when he rolled out his honorary awards two years ago. I thought it needed to be revived. With a scene as loving and supportive as the one in Vermont, this award could go to any number of people. But this year, I have to give it up to brothers Evan and Alex Raine. Not only are the born-andraised Vermonters musicians themselves (Plastique Mammals, Entrance to Trains), they seem to be out at every freaking show. For real, I can’t remember being at a local indie-rock concert and not seeing at least one of the twins. Maybe Burlington needs a punch-card system: Pay 10 cover charges and get the 11th for free!

Funniest Music Video Be-er, “Hide”

Hot tip: If you want to make an impression with a music video, fill it with brightly colored singing puppets. That’s what Americana-rock band Be-er did with the visuals for their song “Hide.” Deep in the woods, a motley crew of scruffy “Sesame Street” rejects convenes alongside the band members in a grand ode to getting away from it all and reconnecting with your roots.

Most Unclassifiable Act Matt the Gnat and the Gators

The Daysies are designed to fit people/ places/things into straightforward categories. But what if your band is anything but straightforward? How can you ever expect to become a finalist if people have no idea in which category you should be nominated? With that in mind, this award goes to “narrative-noir” act Matt the Gnat and the Gators. Originally a solo project of man-of-many-faces Matt Hagen, it now features Caroline O’Connor on sax. Are they a folk band? A rock band? A lounge act from a ’90s indie flick? All I know is, their music is devilishly odd and brooding. It makes me want to sit in a dark corner and drink absinthe.

Best Web Presence Julia Caesar

For a group whose music is super serious, the Julia Caesar gang certainly gets goofy online. Whenever the quartet needs to make an important announcement, it does so with web videos that range from offthe-cuff silly to tripped-out, Adult Swimesque weirdness. Also, one thing it made crystal clear through several Facebook posts in 2018: Its members are huge fans of American treasure Tom Hanks.


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S UNDbites News and views on the local music scene BY JORD AN AD AMS


Fools Rush In

Ducks in a Row


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No Small Children Svvillbillie

First Friday

ft. Antara w/ Chris Cheney, DJ Llu, DJVU

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Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters

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Enter The Haggis

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Rough Francis

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Girls Rock Vermont Showcase

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Agent Orange

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A Wilhelm Scream, Pavers

Cave Bees, Jessica Rabbit Syndrome


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Big Sam’s Funky Nation Chapter: SOUL

9.12 Citizen Cope 9.28 Carl Broemel (of My Morning Jacket) 11.3 Colter Wall 11.8 Yonder Mountain String Band 1214 Williston Road, South Burlington 802-652-0777 @higherground @highergroundmusic


Regular readers are probably aware that Seven Days is routinely inundated with album-review submissions. But in my (almost) two years helming the music section, I don’t think our ongoing list has been quite this overloaded. If the submissions stopped today, we’d have enough material to keep the weekly review page stocked until November. So congrats, all you music makers out there! Your production is nearly outpacing our ability to keep up. The reason I bring this up yet again is that it’s now August, which means back-to-school season is right around the corner. And that swiftly transitions

Higher Education


I hope you like tumblers, contortionists, performance artists and general tomfoolery, because the annual Festival of Fools spreads its monkey business all over downtown Burlington Friday through Sunday, August 3 through 5. The Burlington City Arts-sponsored event is far from the only sprawling festival to descend upon Church Street and the surrounding areas — but it may be the most thrilling. You will see some crazy, high-flying shizz. And, as with any good street fair, the three days of shenanigans are full of music. The beautiful thing is that many acts perform free of charge, such as Providence, R.I.-based street band WHAT CHEER? BRIGADE. The mighty ensemble — which plays daily at various

Mighty Mystic & The Hard Roots Movement


Burlington indie-rock band GESTALT are packing up and moving to Seattle. The band is also gearing up for the release of its debut LP, which, according to a recent Facebook post announcing the move, is two years in the making. As a farewell to the Queen City, the trio will perform a final show on Saturday, August 4, at Radio Bean. Though the new record makes its official debut in the not-too-distant future, burned-CD copies will be available at the show. According to the post, all proceeds will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union, “…because the world sucks right now.” Damn straight, kiddos. The band’s bassist and vocalist MEREDITH DAVEY sent Seven Days a somewhat cryptic and inspirational farewell message: “Insert yourself in that world, you got time and you got your own personal spark. Don’t be

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Gestalt, We Hardly Knew Thee

scared of anybody and don’t be scared of telling the truth in this insane present day.”

locations — is known for its zero-fucksgiven attitude, as evidenced by a 2011 YouTube video. In the clip, the group storms New York City’s Times Square — seemingly without a permit. Manhattan’s finest make a valiant effort to contain the crew, with diminishing returns. Fortunately, the brass-tastic band is a sanctioned part of the entertainment lineup, so Burlington’s boys in blue aren’t likely to shut down the troupe. Also of note: MARIACHI FLOR DE TOLOACHE, an NYC-based all-female mariachi band, perform multiple sets throughout the weekend. See the calendar spotlight on page 47, and ELIZABETH M. SEYLER’s preview on page 24, for more info. On Sunday, PanAmericana outfit the HOKUM BROS. tear up the City Hall Park stage. As with all the street artists, these shows are free — but do give generously to their “hats.” Friday and Saturday nights, psychedelic rocker MARCO BENEVENTO takes over Club Metronome for a two-night run. You’ll have to buy a ticket for these shows, but they’re sure to be killer. And given that the NYCbased artist just released a new album, Invisible Baby, we’re likely to hear some of his new material. Another ticketed show to put on your radar this weekend is CHRIS GETHARD at the Vermont Comedy Club. Actually, as with most headliners who drop by the VCC, the comedian takes the stage five times Thursday through Saturday. If you haven’t seen “The Chris Gethard Show” — formerly on NYC public access TV and currently airing on Fusion — you might recognize the bespectacled funnyman from his recurring roles on Comedy Central’s “Broad City” and NBC’s “The Office.” Visit for details and schedules.





JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

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


JUNIPER: The Ray Vega Quartet (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. Violet Bell (folk, eclectic), 9:30 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free.

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


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

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NECTAR’S: Anamora with Special Guests (funk, bluegrass), 8 p.m., free/$5. 18+.

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

RADIO BEAN: Heavy Gaze (indie), 5:30 p.m., free. Ensemble V (jazz), 7 p.m., free. Grant Wallace Band (folk), 8:30 p.m., free. The Wiseacres (eclectic), 10:30 p.m., free. Way of the Headband (alternative rock), midnight, free.

middlebury area

RED SQUARE: DJ Cre8 (open format), 11 p.m., free. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: Gypsy Reel (traditional Irish), 7:30 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: J Bengoy, Full Walrus, Lester (indie), 9 p.m., free. THE SPOT ON THE DOCK: DJ Disco Phantom (eclectic dance), 5 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Carmen Lagala (standup), 8:30 p.m., $8.

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

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: Carol Ann Jones Duet (country, rock), 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.

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

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Toots & the Maytals (rocksteady, reggae), 8:30 p.m., $32/35.




ARTSRIOT: The Sheepdogs, Brent Cowles (rock), 8:30 p.m., $15/18. 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.

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LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Randal Pierce (jazz), 7 p.m., free. Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., $5-10. Alex Stewart and Ray Vega: Chasin’ the ’Trane (John Coltrane tribute), 10:30 p.m., free.

of their Grammy Award-nominated sophomore record, What Now. The album

NECTAR’S: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. Andy Frasco & the U.N. (rock), 9:30 p.m., $5.

take on radio-ready pop is stronger than ever the second time around. Sylvan Esso

RADIO BEAN: Megan Bee (folk, Americana), 7 p.m., free. Micah Resney (singer-songwriter), 8:30 p.m., free. The Wolff Sisters & the Last Cavalry, K.C. Harris (folk-rock), 10 p.m., free.

name refers to the existential crisis in which married couple Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn found themselves following their hugely successful self-titled 2014 debut and subsequent ascent to fame. Fortunately, the duo’s skewed, folk-tinged perform on Thursday, August 2, at the Shelburne Museum as part of the Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on the Green series. IAN CHANG opens.

chittenden county

GUSTO’S: Open Mic, 8 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Cre8 (open format), 10 p.m., free.

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: No Small Children, Swillbillie (rock), 8 p.m., $8/10.


SIDEBAR: Greg Farley, Pat Callahan, the Brooklyn Flyers (indie), 9 p.m., $3.

MONKEY HOUSE: Funny Girl Comedy Night (standup), 7:30 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Passion 4 Paws Benefit featuring Shane Murley (rock covers), 7 p.m., donation.

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Nobby Reed Project (blues), 7 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Chris Gethard (standup), 7:30 p.m., $20-32.

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Colin McCaffrey and Friends (folk), 6 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE: Gneiss (rock), 7 p.m., free. D Jay Baron (mashup, hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.

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


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

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

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

ZENBARN: Erin Cassels-Brown (indie folk), 8 p.m., free.

middlebury area

champlain islands/northwest TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Tim Brick (country), 7 p.m., free.

northeast kingdom HIGHLAND LODGE: Trivia Night, 6:30 p.m., free. PARKER PIE CO.: Can-Am Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m., free.

outside vermont

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

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



Honorable Mentions « P.58 Best Album Art




Clever Girls, Luck

For their debut album, Luck, indierock outfit Clever Girls commissioned Brooklyn-based artist Amy Goodman — a University of Vermont alum — to create the album’s artwork. Having only heard one single, Goodman concocted the bleakly comical tableau of a brokendown, jacked-up car in a barren stretch of desert. With a parking ticket under the wiper, purple goo spewing from the engine and, inexplicably, a fried egg atop its roof, the car needs all the luck in the world to have any hope of motoring off into the sunset. It’s the perfect combination of cartoonish and morose., Amy Goodman on Instagram: @dimension_c137

Best Album Packaging Ver Sacrum, Stirrings Still

Cassette-tape packaging is usually quite simple. A plastic case, a J-card — well, that’s pretty much it. But for his latest album as Ver Sacrum, furniture artisan Matthew Hastings opted to encase his run of 60 tapes in thick, crinkly, translucent Ziploc baggies. Within lies double-sided album art and a textured, handcrafted sleeve enclosing the tape itself. Does the oddly sized packet fit nicely in a Case Logic? No. But that doesn’t matter. It’s so damn pretty, I keep it out on display.

Best Breakup Song Xenia Dunford, “It’s Not Too Late”

Breakup songs are nothing new, but singer-songwriter Xenia Dunford adds nuance to the concept in her devastating


I CAN CREATE MY OWN CATEGORIES? song “It’s Not Too Late.” Off her 2018 EP, Flesh and Bone (& Everything Within) Side A, the track is hardly a “woe is me” sob story. Instead, the artist admits to having outwardly moved on (“I got a man who loves me and tells me so”), yet she can’t shake the lingering stain of the one who carved her insides out. (“But I can’t quite settle into these bones.”) It reminds us that people are complex and can simultaneously exist in two distinct places: content with the present

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but forever haunted by the past. And the bargaining found within the song’s essence is heart-wrenching: “It’s not too late for you to love me.” We’ve all told ourselves that, even though we knew it probably wasn’t true.

Fastest Hands Ousmane M’Boula Camara

Sabouyouma’s Ousmane M’Boula Camara is without a doubt one of the most incredible musicians in Burlington. The Guinean balafonist handles his instrument with utter precision. It boggles the mind how many hours of practice — and the level of concentration — one needs to play a mallet instrument with such speed and grace.





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(Message Jim’s Basement on Facebook for the address.) On Friday, the band plays a benefit show for nonprofit organization Migrant Justice at the Main Street Museum in White River Junction, along with NIMBLE PINES and I LOVE YOU! And on Sunday, the trio is in Burlington with Augrah, VERSUS, HASHGRINDER and Smokestack Lightning at Radio Bean. Of course, Tetsuo aren’t the only anti-fascist group in town. I wonder what a collaboration or split release with Burlington punks NODON would sound like. Perhaps the bands should arrange a play date!


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into fall, which, it seems, quickly turns to winter. And then 2018 is over. I’m sorry if that bums you out, but I’m a planner. And musicians should be planners, too. If you’re shooting for a 2018 album release, I strongly suggest you let us know soon rather than at the last minute. We’ll try to synchronize a review of your work with your albumrelease show, but we need at least a month’s notice. Thanks!

Folks, BILLY BOB THORNTON & THE BOXMASTERS perform on Saturday, August 4, at the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington. I wonder if Thornton (yes, the actor) knows that the state’s best damn French-fried potaters are located across the street from the club at Al’s French Frys? That joke is only funny if you’ve seen Thornton’s groundbreaking performance in Sling Blade. Actually, it’s not that funny even if you have seen it. 




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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. BANKS, “Before I Ever Met You” JUNGLE, “Cherry” GHOST LOFT, “Bless Up” ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT, “Kid Radium” BASEMENT JAXX, “Romeo”


Good news for music fans who oppose hate and bigotry: There’s a new(ish) anti-fascist, alt-right-opposing band in town. Composed of guitarist/ scream-ist BJ SENECAL (MIDDLE SON, BABY TAKER), bassist RAF SOTO (SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING, POTENTIALLY LOBSTERS) and drummer TYLER LAWRENCE, grindcore trio TETSUO make a bold statement on their 2018 Demo, which you can hear on Bandcamp. For instance, the ultracorrosive thrasher “Fuck the Alt-Right” establishes their politics in fewer than 60 seconds. I doubt I need to spell out the song’s hook. You have a few chances to catch the righteous crew this weekend. On Thursday, Tetsuo rock Burlington DIY venue Jim’s Basement along with

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ARTSRIOT: Protect Bears Ears Fundraiser with Grundlefunk (funk), 9 p.m., donation. BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Peter Krag (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Marco Benevento, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Parker Shper (rock), 8:30 p.m., $20. FOAM BREWERS: Nina’s Brew (blues, roots), 9 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Eric George (folk), 9 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Florie Namir (pop-jazz), 7:30 p.m., $5. Charming Disaster (folk-noir), 9 p.m., $5. DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 11 p.m., $5. NECTAR’S: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free. Grippo Funk Band, 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. Tavo Carbone (pop, experimental), 7 p.m., free. Hailey Ward (indie pop), 8:30 p.m., free. Hawthorn (indie folk), 10 p.m., $5. Troll 2 (folk-punk), 11:30 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE: The Rightly So (Americana), 4 p.m., free. The Dirk Quinn Band (funk), 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: The Brooklyn Flyers (rock), 7 p.m., free. Chromatic (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.




THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): The Devon McGarry Band (Album Release) (rock), 8 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Chris Gethard (standup), 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., $20-32.

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

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: First Friday featuring Antara with Chris Cheney, DJ Llu, DJVU (rock, open format), 8 p.m., $5/10. MONKEY HOUSE: Dark Star Project (Grateful Dead tribute), 5 p.m., free. Jess Williamson, Francesca Blanchard (folk), 9:15 p.m., $6/8. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: The Duel (rock), 5 p.m., free. Phil Abair Band (rock), 9 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Abby Sherman (Americana), 7:30 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: SVPPLY (hip-hop), 9 p.m., free.



BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Art Herttua and Ray Caroll (jazz), 6 p.m., free.

Sisters of Mercy Composed of singer-songwriters and guitarists Taylor Holland and Heather

CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Barishi, Warsenal (metal), 9 p.m., free.

Scott, Boston-based indie folk duo HAWTHORN concoct an earthy, plaintive sound on their debut LP, Spun Open.

GUSTO’S: Joe Sabourin (folk-rock), 5 p.m., free. Route 100 (reggae), 9 p.m., $5.

vision. They sing of deeply personal experiences with love but simultaneously seem to be on the outside looking

MINGLE NIGHTCLUB: DJ Kaos (hits), 9 p.m., $5. POSITIVE PIE (MONTPELIER): Seth Yacovone Band (blues, rock), 10 p.m., $5.

Wandering a musical realm full of introspective wonderment, the two women bind their voices into a cohesive in. Pulling influence from bluegrass, old-time folk and Celtic traditions, the pair modernizes the past and romanticizes the here and now. Catch Hawthorn on Friday, August 3, at Radio Bean in Burlington.

SWEET MELISSA’S: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5:30 p.m., free.


EL TORO: Fred Brauer (Americana), 7 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Chris Lyon (solo acoustic, Americana), 6 p.m., free. John Lackard Blues Band, 9 p.m., free.

mad river valley/ waterbury

HOSTEL TEVERE: Bloodshot Bill, the Tsunamibots, Brand New Luddites (rockabilly), 9 p.m., $5.

middlebury area

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: DJ Ryan Donnely (hits), 9:30 p.m., free.

champlain islands/northwest TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Shane Murley Band (rock covers), 7 p.m., free.

outside vermont

MONOPOLE: Folkfaces (folk), 10 p.m., free. MONOPOLE DOWNSTAIRS: Happy Hour Tunes & Trivia with Gary Peacock, 5 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Alan Scardapane (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., free.



ARTSRIOT: Alex Cameron, Jackie Cohen (synth-pop, indie), 9 p.m., $14/16. BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Bob Gagnon (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Marco Benevento, Spirit Family Reunion, Tom Pearo (rock), 8:30 p.m., $20. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Olivia Chaney, Laurel (folk), 7:30 p.m., $7. Parker Shper (singersongwriter), 9:30 p.m., $5. DJ Taka (eclectic vinyl), 11 p.m., $5. NECTAR’S: Raised By Hippies (blues, rock), 7 p.m., free. Richard James Pink Talking Fish AfterParty (rock), 9 p.m., $10. RADIO BEAN: Dylan Fitzsimmons (folk, Americana), 5:30 p.m., free. The Rightly So (Americana), 7 p.m., free. Alan Scardapane (folk-rock), 8:30 p.m., free. Barbacoa (surf), 10 p.m., free. Gestalt (Farewell Show) (indie rock), 11:30 p.m., $5.


RED SQUARE: Left Eye Jump (blues), 3 p.m., free. Los Elk (rock), 7 p.m., free. Mashtodon (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.

FEMCOM (standup), 8:30 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Raul (salsa, reggaeton), 6 p.m., free. DJ ATAK (house, techno), 11 p.m., free.

MINGLE NIGHTCLUB: Birthday Bash with Ron Stoppable, DJ GaGu, Jawz (hip-hop), 9 p.m., $5.

SIDEBAR: Crusty Cuts (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Gumbo Yaya (soul, calypso), 8 p.m., free.

GUSTO’S: Bar None the Best (hip-hop)f, 9:30 p.m., free.

THE DEN AT HARRY’S HARDWARE: Dana and Sue Robinson (Americana), 7 p.m., free.


SMITTY’S PUB: Paul Metzer (rock, country), 8 p.m., free.

EL TORO: Mark LeGrand (honkytonk), 7 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Chris Gethard (standup), 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., $20-32.

TRES AMIGOS & RUSTY NAIL STAGE: Big Eyed Phish (Dave Matthews Band tribute), 8 p.m., $10.

chittenden county THE DOUBLE E LOUNGE AT ESSEX CINEMAS & T-REX THEATER: Cooie & Skip (Americana), 5:30 p.m., free.

FIDDLEHEAD BREWING COMPANY: Pink Talking Fish (Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish tribute), 3 p.m., $18-25. MONKEY HOUSE: Pill, Outside World, Decor (punk), 9 p.m., $5/10. 16+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Nerbak Brothers (rock), 5 p.m., free. Close to Nowhere (rock), 9 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Eugene Tyler Band (Americana), 7:30 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Irish Session, 2 p.m., donation. J. Schnitt (singersongwriter), 6 p.m., free. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Dino Bravo, Meatmilk (alt-rock), 9 p.m., free. ESPRESSO BUENO: Ourselves Alone (rock), 7:30 p.m., free.

mad river valley/ waterbury ZENBARN: Swimmer (jam), 9 p.m., $5.

middlebury area

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

champlain islands/northwest TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Buck Hollers (bluegrass), 7 p.m., free.

outside vermont

MONOPOLE: Comrade Nixon, Life on Saturn (punk), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Carter Glass (acoustic rock), 7:30 p.m., free.



FOAM BREWERS: Eugene Tyler Band (Americana), 1 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Lamp Shop Lit Club (open reading), 8 p.m., free. Ian Fitzgerald & Something Else, Haunt the House (folk), 9:30 p.m., free.


LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Game Night, 7 p.m., free. Orion Freeman (soul, folk), 7:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Mi Yard Reggae Night with DJs Big Dog and Jahson, 9 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: Pete Sutherland and Tim Stickle’s Old Time Session (traditional), 1 p.m., free. Austin Kopec (R&B, soul), 7 p.m., free. Carver Baronda and Duff Thompson (country, garagepop), 8:30 p.m., free. Tetsuo, Smokestack Lightning, Augrah, Hashgrinder, Versus (punk), 10:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: Killer Instincts (rock), 3 p.m., free. Lazer Dad (’90s covers), 7 p.m., free. DJ Max Jade (open format), 11 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: CRWD CNTRL (eclectic), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Bluegrass Brunch, noon, free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: The Sh!t Show with Tim Kavanagh (standup), 7 p.m., $20.

chittenden county

MISERY LOVES CO.: Disco Brunch with DJ Craig Mitchell, 11 a.m., free.


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


MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Metal Monday featuring Nechromancer, Wolfhand, Kombucha Mushroom People, 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Andrew of the North (rock), 7 p.m., free. Earl Gray (folk-pop), 8:30 p.m., free. The Modifieds (indie rock), 10:30 p.m., 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 (indie folk), 6 p.m., free.


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

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

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


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Breaks Up, the latest release from Brattleboro’s Cold Clod, is a hazy dreamscape of progressive, ambient folk. Ben Currotto, the experimental project’s creative mastermind, assembled a core group of likeminded musicians for the album. Rhode Island-based avant-garde artist Alex Maddelena (aka Host) contributes throughout and also mixed the record. Also of note is vocalist Christina Puerto, a newcomer to Brooklyn post-punk band Bethlehem Steel. An impressionistic patchwork results from the ensemble’s congress, strung together with ruminations and reflections plucked from a great collective unconscious. At their core, Currotto’s songs are solidly indie folk, though they’re more mysterious and disorienting than the genre’s typical fare. Indeed, naturalistic images and acoustic guitars are prominent — yet the artist’s meandering melodies and abstract lyrics defamiliarize the tunes. They forge



A WEEK on toward unknown destinations rather than circle back to repeated hooks. However, the tracks feel balanced and whole. Stylistically similar to Wren Kitz’s mesmerizing masterpiece Dancing on Soda Lake, Breaks Up is a bit more lucid. But only a bit. Over sweetly droning acoustic guitar, glistening dulcimer, twinkling pianos and satiny drum work, Currotto and Puerto sing together on “Fuzzy Boundaries.” The melancholy lullaby establishes the record’s perpetual misty tone. On “Salad Days,” Currotto sings with sweet, trembling uncertainty over flickering atmospherics and subdued shakers: “When I wrote these chords, I left the words out / I couldn’t have known what to sing about.” Lapping waves of softened electric guitars swell and subside, enveloping his trepidations.

Field recordings and hammered dulcimer awash in reverb billow and blow in the opening moments of “Some Trees.” Puerto and guest singer Charlie Nicholson join Currotto on vocals, flowing in and out of unison and fleeting moments of harmony. They ask question after question: “How can you be so far from me / And still be in my canopy?” and “Do you think about the ones you love?” NEXTgoWEEK They literally unanswered, but we’re left with a feeling of completion and fulfillment as the last notes are picked. In scarcely more than a murmur, Currotto’s words slowly drip out on the moody “Surf’s Up.” An oil-slick background of ambient textures underscores delicate acoustic strumming as he sings of a shadowy seaside memory. Though the album seldom breaks out of its avant-folk comfort zone, its 10 tracks make for an engaging listen. Currotto’s inviting voice makes Breaks Up easily approachable, as do his gorgeous compositional choices. Breaks Up is available at coldclod.









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John LaRouche is a Montpelier-area musician with a rare set of skills: He plays chromatic harmonica. To be specific, he plays chromatic harmonica extremely well. Cerulean is LaRouche’s debut album, offering a mix of jazz standards along with four of his own compositions. It is a mature, refined triumph. The LP was recorded with a quartet of local jazz luminaries: University of Vermont affiliate artist Tom Cleary on piano, Geza Carr on drums, Levent Unal on guitar and ace sideman Rob Morse on bass. They make a powerful team, holding down every performance here with authority and restraint. Each can also shred something fierce on solo turns. LaRouche is the star of the show, though, and for good reason. His chops are world-class. He’s got a precise, liquid intonation with his harp and an endlessly inventive ear. What really sets him apart is the sheer feeling he brings

slow burn with a long intro that’s just beautiful, swelling into a dark, almost subliminal groove. Everything must go! LaRouche also shines as a composer. Indeed, his “Mariposa” is one of the Dressers, bookcases, stool, desks, standout tracks on Cerulean, holding stands, tables, mirrors, prints, maps, its own alongside some jazz classics. glassware, planters, vinyl LPs, books, In particular, his solo work here is camera, toolboxes jaw-dropping, full of inventive runs and permutations. The melancholy 1335 Shelburne Road, “Blue Rose” makes haunting use of his S. Burlington • 802-859-8966 instrument’s slurring register and lets South of Holmes Road the rhythm section really cook, too. In the same building as Hertz Rental The album mixes things up toward Cash, credit card or check the end with some quieter movements. LaRouche steps out solo for a rendition 16t-upstairsantiques080118.indd 1 7/30/18 2:07 PM of “Good Bye Pork Pie Hat,” which makes excellent use of big-room reverb and the natural sustain of his harp. For Find, fix and feather with Nest “Awakenings,” LaRouche switches over Notes — an e-newsletter filled to a flute for a slow meander, and then the quartet returns with a bang, tearing with home design, through John Coltrane’s “Impressions.” Vermont real Cerulean is a real gem, especially estate tips considering this is LaRouche’s first and DIY album. Both laid-back and furiously decorating creative, these 10 tracks pass over a inspirations. listener like a daydream. It was a long time coming but definitely worth the wait. Sign up today at Cerulean is available at CD Baby. SEVENDAYSVT.COM


to the instrument. It’s no wonder LaRouche cites Stevie Wonder as an influence, alongside jazz greats like Toots Thielemans. The album opens with the title track, a bright, playful and Latin-infused sizzler that LaRouche composed. It’s the perfect vehicle for introducing the band, as members alternate between creating open space and pushing the pocket. “Autumn Leaves” lets them stretch out more — including a brilliant, dynamic bass solo from Morse. During the opening of the third track, “Blue in Green,” I realized this album was something special. The world hardly needs another cover of that Miles Davis classic, but LaRouche’s crew delivers a genuinely fresh take — and an album highlight. Cleary’s piano work here pays tribute to Bill Evans’ ebullient melodies without ever quoting him. (Evans, it should be noted, is the true composer of “Blue in Green.”) Likewise, John Green’s standard “Body and Soul” sounds anything but standard in LaRouche’s hands. It’s a

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ARTSRIOT: Free Cake for Every Creature, Liza/Liza (indie), 8:30 p.m., $10/12. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Mike Lorenz Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. Whole Milk (surf-jazz), 9:30 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free.

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Ímar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/21 Dover Quartet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/28 Eric Bibb with Michael Jerome Browne . . . 10/6 Dougie MacLean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/10 Leyla McCalla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/12 Trio con Brio Copenhagen . . . . . . . . . . 10/19 Molly Tuttle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/26 Red Priest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/2 Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/10 Shawn Mullins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/16 Inbal Segev, cello & Alon Goldstein, piano . . . . . . . . . . . 11/30 Còig: A Celtic Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/7 Juho Pohjonen, piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1/25 Yumi Kurosawa, koto & Anubrata Chatterjee, tabla . . . . . . . . . . 2/1 California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/8 Doric String Quartet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/15 The Queen’s Six . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/22 Aaron Diehl, jazz piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/1 Ranky Tanky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/8 Hermitage Piano Trio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/22 Actors from the London Stage: King Lear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/28–3/30 Dreamers’ Circus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/29 Iberi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/5 Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage . . . . . . . . 4/26 Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5/2


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unflinchingly abrasive, Brooklyn’s PILL charge straight into

sonic oblivion. Rooted in DIY ethos and queer politics, the group pushes the boundaries of post-punk and nowave music. Perhaps it’s the caustic vigor with which vocalist Veronica Torres couches her lyrics, or the way saxophonist Ben Jaffe switches from ambient textures to five-alarm fury, that makes the group’s music so oddly intense. Hardly catchy but ultimately memorable, the band has a knack for balancing dissonance and unearthly sounds with relatable themes. Catch Pill on Saturday, August 4, at the Monkey House in Winooski.




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DRINK: Comedy Open Mic, 9 p.m., free. FOAM BREWERS: Local Dork (eclectic vinyl), 6 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: StorytellingVT, 7:30 p.m., free. Happy Spangler (garage-pop, punk), 9:30 p.m., free.

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


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

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

NECTAR’S: Dead Set (Grateful Dead tribute), 9 p.m., $5.

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

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




RADIO BEAN: Charlie Phillips (singer-songwriter), 5 p.m., free. Gua Gua (psychotropical jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. Jay Martin (rock, reggae), 9 p.m., free. Honky Tonk Tuesday with Ponyhustle, 10 p.m., $5.

B E L O W : E R I C B I B B , 10 / 6

RADIO BEAN: Asumaya (post-punk, dub), 5:30 p.m., free. Alex Smith (folk), 7 p.m., free. Lily Smith (singer-songwriter), 8:30 p.m., free. Church Girls (indie rock, post-punk), 10:30 p.m., free.

SIDEBAR: Sean Kehoe (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. Blackout Barbie and SVPPLY (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

middlebury area

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

outside vermont

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

RED SQUARE: The Growlers (rock), 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (open format), 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.

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


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


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

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

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: Mark LeGrand and Sarah Munro (country), 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.

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t the risk of sounding goofy, we could say that one of art’s greatest capacities is to reference so much with so little — sometimes to the point of vertigo, or of a feeling like a mild-to-catastrophic electrical surge. Sculptor Sarah Tortora’s current solo exhibition, “Ode,” in the Vermont Studio Center’s Red Mill Gallery, ranges into this territory. If what’s on view in the creaky-floored, big-windowed, dining-hall-adjacent space

is indeed indicative of Tortora’s practice, the VSC staff artist seems to work with an almost maddening restraint. The gallery’s entrance is flanked by large-scale forms: the angular plywood “Broadside” on one side and an untitled amphora-like vessel on the other. The surrounding walls hold a series of seven small resin-and-wood works called “Witness Marks,” most of them set against a mustard-yellow geometric approximation of a picture window. Though the sparseness of “Ode” is

due in part to spatial constraints, it’s also in keeping with the gallery stereotype of the brightly lit white cube. Rather than participating in the opacity of certain contemporary art clichés, however, Tortora’s objects make explicit, tantalizing reference to Big History, and to the history of Western thought and aesthetics. Take the vessel’s similarity to Greek narrative vases, for example, or the cabinet-of-curiosity feel of “Witness


Marks.” As the artist’s statement explains, her influences are ancient Greek vase painting, classical architecture, archaeological or geological core samples, and Euclidean space-time diagrams. Tortora crafts a conceptually dizzying loop that uses the trappings of contemporary art to rearrange — and thus criticize — our understandings of classical forms. The subversion fits perfectly with her koan-like statement that “every equestrian monument is truly a Trojan horse.” Speaking of warfare: “Broadside” means both a harsh verbal or textual attack and a firing of all guns from one side of a warship. Aptly, Tortora’s sculpture is an aggressive object. At four feet high and more than seven feet long, and consisting of flat planes of painted plywood, the gray-blue construction looks like a zoomorphic battering ram. The sculpture’s wide, pedestal-like surface has three thick supports whose shapes mimic the legs of synchronized runners from panathenaic amphoras. So what is the thing for? In a gallery tour, Tortora described it as an “amalgam of architecture, furniture [and] museum display,” an object/structure embroiled in its own identity crisis. As an artist, Tortora said, she is led by a curiosity about “what the threshold is between a thing and its fake — and how they can become so close that they become the other.” If “Broadside” represents a Platonic ideal — the purest essence of an object — which ideal does it represent? How can an object be several things and nothing at once? Tortora dives headfirst into the philosophical morass, emerging with frustrating (and perhaps frustrated) forms. As a counter to the militaristic hard edges and impenetrability of “Broadside,” Tortora’s untitled vessel is permeable and soft. She described the vessel as a womb-like proxy, nurturing


NEW THIS WEEK burlington

 ALISON WELD: “Inner Essentials,” abstract paintings by the Westport, N.Y., artist. Reception: Friday, August 3, 5-8 p.m. August 3-October 18. Info, 355-5440. New City Galerie in Burlington.


THE ARTS COLLECTIVE: Works from a wide range of artists who receive and provide services through Howard Center, as well as artists with lived experience within the community. August 1-31. Info, 859-9222. Gallery at One Main in Burlington.


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 SCOTT ANDRÉ CAMPBELL: “Deliveries,” new mixed-media works by the Burlington artist that use line and geometric principles to evoke a sense of harmony in tension. Reception: Thursday, August 2, 7-9 p.m. August 2-September 2. Info, sac.673@ Karma Bird House in Burlington.


in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art compresses time and space: “5,000 years in 50 feet.” Many of those artifacts were stolen. In this light, Tortora’s vessel takes on another meaning, as an object offering commentary on historical violence and the imprisonment of both people and goods. Surrounding this formidable pair of works are Tortora’s “Witness Marks,” tabletop-size sculptures of cast resin and burled wood. Smooth, entrancing, and tinted with watery blues and pinks, these have both the dignity of a natural specimen and the kitsch quality of a souvenir snow globe. Several cylinders evoke geologic or botanical core samples. “The resin casts become

chittenden county

 KAY GEORGE: The Vermont Pastel Society member displays landscapes and still lifes. Reception: Sunday, August 5, 1-4 p.m. August 1-31. Info, 425-6345. Charlotte Senior Center.


punctuation of a weird, misplaced nostalgia,” said Tortora. For visitors, “Ode” might inspire some serious gear turning, and perhaps book cracking. This moment of considering the fall of empires is not the worst time to contemplate the West’s foundations. That Tortora can do so with such sharpness and economy — and foster such productive frustration — is no mean feat.  Contact:

INFO “Ode,” on view through August 9 at the Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, in Johnson.

 ‘TRANSITION’: Works by members of the Art Resource Association, including Michael Badamo, Jozefa Bala, Maggie Neale, Linda Hogan, Margaret Pulaski, Emily Sloan, Merry Schmidt, Roger Weingarten and more. Reception: Thursday, August 9, 5-7 p.m. August 4-31. Info, 262-6035. T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier.

mad river valley/waterbury

 ‘THIN PLACES, SACRED SPACES’: Eight local photographers exhibit their interpretations of holy spaces. Reception: Saturday, August 4, 3-5 p.m. August 3-19. Info, Waitsfield United Church of Christ.

middlebury area

 ANNA DENNIS DIBBLE: “A Crossing Place,” a solo exhibit of new work driven by the artist’s love of, and place within, the natural world and her concern for its future. Reception: Friday, August 10, 5-8 p.m. August 2-September 30. Info, 877-2173. Northern Daughters in Vergennes.  ELLEN GRANTER: “High Tide,” recent paintings of coastal wetlands by the Brookline, Mass., artist. Reception: Friday, August 10, 5-7 p.m. August 1-31. Info, 458-0098. Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls.

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and life affirming — a romantic foil to the classicism of “Broadside.” Standing four-and-a-half feet high, it is far from watertight. The vessel is actually made from paper pulp, with its gridded, cage-like steel framework exposed in cutout patches, including one shaped like an oversize keyhole. With its interior exposed, Tortora’s vessel looks like an incomplete (or ruinous) recreation of an ancient artifact — something “prop-like or [a] false front of [its] original reference point,” as the artist put it. During her tour, she noted that the display of artifacts

MARTHA HULL: “Go Big and Go Home: A 10-year, 6,000-mile Journey Told in Large Paintings,” narrative works created in Burlington and Portland, Ore. Reception: Sunday, August 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cavendish Gallery & Collective, Burlington, August 5-31. Info,


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f ‘ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAITS’: A group exhibit juried by Elizabeth Avedon featuring works by 34 photographers from around the world. Reception: Saturday, August 4, 4-7 p.m. August 1-September 1. Info, 388-4500. PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury. f TIMOTHY HORN: “The View From Here,” paintings of rural scenes. Reception: Friday, August 10, 5-7 p.m. August 1-31. Info, 989-7419. Edgewater Gallery on the Green in Middlebury.

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ELLEN SHATTUCK PIERCE: “Thirty-Six Views of Home,” a collection of prints about motherhood. Reception: Saturday, August 11, 6-8 p.m. August 2-September 29. Info, The Alley Gallery in Rutland.

upper valley

‘AND JUSTICE FOR ALL: JUSTIN MORRILL AND THE 14TH AMENDMENT OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION’: Commemorating the sesquicentennial of the ratification of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the exhibit highlights critical aspects of the amendment and elucidates Morrill’s role in drafting it, as well as major legal decisions based on the Equal Protection Clause. Info, 765-4288. Justin Morrill Homestead in Strafford.

f SUE SCHILLER: “Family,” a selection of prints.

Reception: Friday, August 3, 5-7 p.m. August 3-31. Info, 295-5901. Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction.

outside vermont

f S. BOOKER: Sketches, pastels, prints and paintings by the late artist and founder of the center. Reception: Friday, August 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. August 3-31. Info, 518-563-1604. Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, N.Y.




ARTIST TALK: JOHN O’REILLY: The artist-inresidence discusses his work, sculpture that depicts animals from the artist’s own imagination, memory and found images. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland, Wednesday, August 8, 7 p.m. Info, 438-2097.

BLUEBIRD FAIRIES’ OPEN STUDIO & CRANKIE SHOW PERFORMANCES: Artist Emily Anderson shows off new, larger-than-life fairies and offers multiple performances of her new crankie show, “Accomplishing Big Things,” which tells the origin story of the new “Fairy of the Day” app. Bluebird Fairies, Burlington, Friday, August 3, 5-7 p.m. Info, FIRST FRIDAY ART: Dozens of galleries and other venues around the city open their doors to pedestrian art viewers in this monthly event. See Art Map Burlington program at participating locations. Friday, August 3, 5-8 p.m. Info, 264-4839. FIRST FRIDAY: JUSTIN PANIGUTTI BAND & CURATOR KORY ROGERS: Curator Kory Rogers speaks about the American Buffalo in art in conjunction with “Playing Cowboy,” followed by a concert. Shelburne Museum, Friday, August 3, 5-7:30 p.m. Info, 985-3346. FIRST FRIDAY: RIA BLAAS POP-UP: Hand-carved bowls and oil paintings by the Sharon artist. Scavenger Gallery, White River Junction, Friday, August 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Info, FREE FIRST FRIDAY: The acclaimed contemporary art center welcomes the public free of charge and with no reservation necessary. Hall Art Foundation, Reading, Friday, August 3, 5-8 p.m. Info, 952-1056. MANDALA STONE PAINTING WORKSHOP: Artist and art therapist Gabrielle Hayward leads participants in creating two painted stones. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, Wednesday, August 8, 6-8 p.m. $25; $20 for members. Info, 775-0356. ‘RECLAMATION’ TALKS: Seven speakers give a TEDx-style talk about women and power and how gender bias impacts women’s lives, in conjunction with portrait exhibition “Reclamation” at Helen Day Art Center. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, Saturday, August 4, 7 p.m. $20. Info, 760-4634. SUMMER ARTIST MARKET: A juried market features handmade products by Vermont artists and artisans. Burlington City Hall Park, Saturday, August 4, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Info, 865-7166. 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, August 4, 10-11:30 a.m. $10 suggested donation. Info,

ONGOING SHOWS burlington

f ALEX COSTANTINO: “Avalon,” installations of

an imaginary landscape. Closing reception: Friday, August 3, 5-8 p.m. Artist’s talk: 7 p.m. Through August 3. Info, 578-2512. The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington. ANDREW SALKEWICZ: Paintings that represent an interpersonal reflection on the state of affairs in the West over the last year. Through August 8. Info, Half Lounge in Burlington.

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. 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. 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. ‘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.

Alex Costantino

Landscape art is ubiquitous in Vermont, from crisp blackand-white photographs of wheezing barns to en plein air tributes to the seasons — “distillations of the way people want to see Vermont,” suggested Costantino during a recent gallery visit. However, the Burlington artist has spent more than a year fabricating a different sort of rural landscape: Avalon. His solo show of the same name is currently on view at Burlington’s S.P.A.C.E. Gallery. Visitors can explore Costantino’s invented island town, represented in miniature through 3D printing, painting


and set design. Conceived as “a rural environment that wasn’t itself entirely backward looking,” the subtly futuristic Avalon shirks tired ideas of rural quaintness and dystopian nightmare. One question that comes to mind when contemplating Costantino’s inspired world building: Does he have a map of Avalon? As he put it, “When you follow your process, you start to go off map.” 68 ART

Amen. A closing reception is Friday, August 3, from 5 to 8 p.m., with an artist talk at 7 p.m. Pictured: “Avalon Islands.”

‘HORIZONS’: A group exhibition curated by former 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. 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. ‘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. JOY HUCKINS-NOSS: “Moments of Reflection,“ oil paintings by the Calais artist. Through October 5. Info, ‘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, Burlington International Airport in South Burlington. KATE LONGMAID: “Bloom,” floral still lifes. Through August 21. Info, 985-3848. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne. KIMBERLEE FORNEY: Whimsical and colorful paintings and prints. Through August 31. Info, kimberleef@ Davis Studio in South Burlington. ‘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. 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.


‘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. HARRY A. RICH: “The Vermont Years, So Far…” largescale 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. HEIDI BRONER: “Inner Lives,” realist portraits by the self-taught painter. Through August 3. Info, 2796403. Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. JENNIFER PALKOWSKI JACQUES: Original watercolor and mixed-media paintings including ghost portraits and skyscapes. Through September 1. Info, 595-4866. The Hive in Middlesex.


MARK DANNENHAUER: Photographs by the artist and former Bread and Puppet Theater member, featuring the circus’ recent work and archival photos featuring puppet kids. Through August 26. Info, Plainfield Community Center. ‘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 & Taps in Barre. PHYLLIS CHASE: Paintings by the Calais artist. Through August 23. Info, 223-7274. Adamant Music School. ‘POST-APOCALYPSE FOR ¾ 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.


‘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.

‘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. Through August 30. Info, 760-6785. Edgewater Gallery in Stowe. ‘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. Through October 21.

JAMES PETERSON: “Dreamcatcher,” an immersive installation by the artist-in-residence from Los Angeles. Through September 30. Info, 253-8358. Spruce Peak at Stowe. 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. SARAH TORTORA: “Ode,” prop-like sculptures influenced by ancient Greek vase painting, Classical architecture, archeological and geological core samples and Euclidean space-time diagrams. Through August 9. Info, Red Mill Gallery at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson.

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

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‘1968: THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING’: Prints, photographs, videos, paintings and sculpture from the mid-1960s through the early 1970s that reflect some of the more visible divisions within the art world of the turbulent era. ‘JUST KIDS: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE NICHOLAS GIFT’: Photographs of children drawn from every corner of the globe and representing a broad spectrum of social and economic circumstances. Through August 12. Info, 443-5007. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. ‘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. Info, 877-3406. Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh. 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.


‘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.

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

‘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.


SUMMER JURIED EXHIBIT: Featured artists include August Burns, Annie Christopher, Frank DeAngelis, Eddie Epstein, Hasso Ewing, Caroline McKinney, Maggie Neale, Sam Thurston, Ann Young and others. Through August 31. Info, 262-6035. T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier.

‘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.


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.

‘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.


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‘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, info@creativespace Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes.

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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.

at a crossing place,” she said. Rendered in a deep, dark and shadowy palette, Dibble’s evocative, imaginary landscapes seem to unfold on another plane even as they retain elements of this one: trees and boats, dogs and jellyfish.

DEBORAH GOODWIN: “Fabrications in Clay,” ceramics by the local artist. Through August 28. Info, 247-4956. Brandon Artists Guild.

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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.

unfixed, scale malleable — but soft shapes and friendly reference points radiate warmth. “A Crossing Place” opens Thursday, August 2, at Northern Daughters in Vergennes.

‘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.

f FORTY-SEVEN MAIN STREET ARTISTS WITH TOM MERWIN: “The Drawing Water Project,” paintings and poetry that challenge labels of disability, mental illness and poverty to transform barriers into opportunities for mutual beauty and growth. Reception: Sunday, August 5, 2-5 p.m. Through August 26. Info, 468-2592. Stone Valley Arts in Poultney. MARY FRAN LLOYD: “Life in the Abstract,” 31 paintings using acrylic paint and collaged paper. Through August 9. Info, Rutland City Hall. ‘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.

champlain islands/northwest ‘NATURAL INSTINCTS’: Sumi-e ink paintings by Philadelphia artist Emily Brown and bowls by Jericho woodworker Russell Fellows. Through August 26. Info, GreenTARA Space in North Hero.

‘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

A reception is Friday, August 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. Through September 30. Pictured: “Secret Space.”

machine, paper airplane launcher and air-operated bottle organ. Through September 3. Info, 649-2200. Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich. 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. QUILT EXHIBITION: The 32nd annual exhibition featuring quilting demos, activities and “challenge quilts” by members of the Delectable Mountain Quilt Guild. Through September 16. Info, 457-2355. Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. STEPHANIE GORDON: Encaustic paintings by the Piermont, N.H., artist. Through August 31. Info, 295-4567. Long River Gallery & Gifts in White River Junction. ‘UNBOUND VOL. VIII’: A juried show exploring the book and how artists use the format as a steppingoff point and/or gateway to new ideas. Through August 25. Info, 457-3500. ArtisTree Gallery in South Pomfret.




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DAVE MULLER: “Seven Posters for Beverly (and One for Two Pianos),” a series of drawings advertising other artists’ exhibitions by the Pasadena and West Glover artist. Through August 7. Info, 525-3366. Parker Pie Co. in West Glover. ERIC AHO: “A Thousand Acres,” paintings that celebrate the landscape in all seasons, drawn from specific bodies of work painted over several years. Through September 9. Info, 533-9075. Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro. JUDY DALES: Colorful quilts by the Northeast Kingdom artist. Info, 563-2037. White Water Gallery in East Hardwick. ‘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 safecrack-

ing 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.

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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. 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



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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.

between humans and nature, alchemy and science. JOHN KEMP LEE: “Wound Up Wound,” sculptures conceived as spirit houses. 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.

‘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.

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.


‘AFFINITIES’: Works by siblings Susan and Peter Hoffman, who work in fiber and wood, respectively. Through August 26. ‘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, Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. 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.

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.


BONNIE FALLON: Forty-four watercolors showcasing the land and views surrounding the artist’s Brookfield home. Through August 15. Info, 728-2284. Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. JACK ROWELL: Thirty-five photographs by the Braintree photographer that span a career of more than 40 years of documenting Vermonters. Through September 30. Info, rowell1655@gmail. com. White River Craft Center in Randolph.

ART AUCTION FOR S.P.A.C.E. GALLERY’S NINTH ANNIVERSARY: Seeking artists to contribute artwork for a two-week silent auction to benefit the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery. Proceeds will be split 50-50, and artists will receive a six-month membership and personalized gift from gallery owner Christy Mitchell. For additional details and drop-off info, submit an image to Deadline: August 7. ‘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 william.ramage@ 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. Info, CALL TO ARTISTS AND FOOD VENDORS, FIRST NIGHT ST. JOHNSBURY: Now in its 26th year, First Night North is Vermont’s only New Year’s Eve performing arts festival, featuring music, dance, magic, circus arts, puppetry, comedy and more in 18 family-friendly venues. First-time and former artist candidates are welcome to apply for a spot in this year’s lineup. All types of performance acts are welcome; must be family-friendly. To apply for one or two 45-minute performance slots, or as a food vendor, visit Deadline: August 19. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury. Info, 748-2600. 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

2017 JURIED AWARD WINNERS: Works by Bruce Blanchette, Helen Shulman and Susan Wilson. Through August 24. Info, 603-448-3117. AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, N.H. ‘FROM AFRICA TO THE AMERICAS: FACE-TO-FACE PICASSO, PAST AND PRESENT’: An exhibition using milestones in the life of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and in history to explore the close relationship between the Spanish master and the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, with a focus on the trajectory of changing attitudes. ‘HERE WE ARE HERE: BLACK CANADIAN CONTEMPORARY ART’:

and to apply, visit cartoonstudies. org. Deadline: August 15. Center for Cartoon Studies, White River Junction. Info, 295-3319. 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, FEVERISH WORLD SYMPOSIUM: Artists, writers and performers are invited to submit proposals for this three-day symposium and art event organized by the UVM EcoCulture Lab, scheduled for October 19 to 23. With a focus on interdisciplinary thought and collaboration toward collective coexistence in the era of climate destabilization, the symposium will consider both written contributions and installations and/or performance for its Tent CityCommons. For details and to submit, visit ecoculturelab. net. Deadline: August 1. University Green, University of Vermont, Burlington. Info, ecoculture@uvm. edu. FINE ARTISTS & CRAFTSPEOPLE: Vermont artists and artisans are invited to submit works to be sold in the juried gallery gift shop. To apply, visit call-to-artists. Deadline: September 28. T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier. Info, 262-6035. ‘FOR FREEDOMS’: The Vermont component of this national initiative seeks video art that relates to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: freedom of speech and

JOHN MCKENNA: “Column II,” a geometric public sculpture made from aluminum, acrylic and wood. Through October 28. 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

worship, freedom from want and fear. Artists must live in Vermont full time or be a current student or alum of VCFA. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: August 20. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier. Info, 828-8599. THE HUB AT BERLIN MALL: Artists and creatives of all types are invited to submit proposals to use flexible, rent-free space for up to 12 months. Interested parties can receive an application form at the mall manager’s office or by emailing thehub@ Deadline is rolling. Berlin Mall. OPEN CALL 2018: Photographers are invited to submit works in any genre, style, capture method or process for this upcoming exhibition to be juried by Douglas Beasley. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: August 13. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury. $35 for up to five images; $6 for each additional. Info, 388-4500. 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 info@ Deadline: August 17. Woodstock Village Green. ‘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. ‘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 clemmonsfamilyfarm. org. 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 calls-to-artists. 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, 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 Deadline: September 7. Railroad Avenue, Essex Junction. $35. Info, WILLOUGHBY LAKE PLEIN AIR: Artists are invited to participate in the fourth annual painting festival to be held Saturday, August 4, with recognition and awards taking place on Sunday, August 5. For more info and to register, email pamkenn@ Deadline: August 4. Westmore Association, Orleans. $10 in advance.

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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. Info, 728-9878. Chandler Gallery in Randolph.

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.

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.

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.


NORTH BENNINGTON OUTDOOR SCULPTURE SHOW: Annual public art exhibition featuring works by 38 local and regional sculptors. Through October 23. Info, Various locations around North Bennington.

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.

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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.


‘CRASH TO CREATIVITY: THE NEW DEAL IN VERMONT’: Works that shed light on how government-sponsored New Deal projects fueled Depression-era creativity. Through November 4. 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.

LINDA DUCHARME: “Velvet Brown Disease,” paintings that speak to the artist’s love of horses. Through August 31. Info, 685-2188. Chelsea Public Library.

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.

movies Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot ★★★★


us Van Sant started making movies around the time I started reviewing them, so I’ve followed his entire career. Three decades in, I know exactly one thing about him: You never know what you’re going to get with Gus Van Sant. Whose filmography is half as scattershot? How is it possible the person who made My Own Private Idaho (1991), Good Will Hunting (1997) and Elephant (2003) is the same sentient being responsible for imbecilities like Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994), Restless (2011) and The Sea of Trees (2016)? How many directors have a Rotten Tomatoes track record remotely as schizoid as this: Drugstore Cowboy (1989, 100 percent fresh) and Milk (2008, 94 percent) versus Psycho (1998, 37 percent) and The Sea of Trees (11 percent)? Ditto Van Sant’s batting average at the box office: While Good Will Hunting topped $225 million, The Sea of Trees starred Matthew McConaughey yet struggled to reach $825,577. Hence I walked into Van Sant’s latest with reason to wonder what I was walking into. The good news is, there are several first-rate performances and clever directorial flourishes in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot. The bad news is, they’re in the service of a biopic that fudges facts and seems not to know terribly much about its subject. Which

DRY WIT Van Sant’s latest offers a portrait of the artist as a recovering addict who discovers an untapped gift.

is weird, since Van Sant’s screenplay is based on John Callahan’s autobiography. Joaquin Phoenix (who starred in To Die For [1995] early in his career) reteams with the filmmaker to play the Portland, Ore., cartoonist. Though its timeline is needlessly scrambled, the picture ultimately tells the story of an angry young man who drinks way too much and is left a quadriplegic by a car accident at 21. He becomes even angrier and continues to drink way too much until his

mother appears to him in a vision, after which he gets sober through Alcoholics Anonymous and becomes an internationally syndicated cartoonist. Phoenix pulls another odd, compelling creature out of his sleeve. He succeeds in making the crotchety Callahan sympathetic, if not always likable. The film is crammed with fascinating portrayals. There’s Jonah Hill as Donnie, the rich, flaxen-tressed AA sponsor who rocks a cigarette holder and

calls his group “my piglets”; Jack Black as Dexter, the drinking buddy asleep at the wheel the night of the crash; and Carrie Brownstein as Callahan’s disapproving caseworker. Brownstein is primarily one of Van Sant’s flourishes: This is Portland, and she stars in “Portlandia.” Clever. Rooney Mara is radiant as the physical therapist whose bedside manner entails climbing into bed with Callahan. But her character is a concoction. It isn’t cool to adapt someone’s autobiography, then retool it with fiction. The scene in which that vision of his mother inspires Callahan to sober up, for instance: Nice thought, but it never happened. What Van Sant omits proves as vexing as what he adds. As a boy, Callahan was sexually molested by a female teacher. The trauma informed his entire worldview, so why aren’t viewers informed? One minute, he’s a raging alcoholic. The next, he’s a brilliant cartoonist, his panels carried worldwide. I’d have happily learned less about his boilerplate road to recovery and more about his remarkable creative path. Thankfully, Van Sant interweaves a sampling of Callahan’s work. It’s a thing of twisted beauty that elevates the whole affair and makes you eager to seek out more. There are far less wonderful ways a filmmaker can pay tribute to a fellow artist. RI C K KI S O N AK





Sorry to Bother You ★★★★


he word “freewheeling” could have been invented to describe Sorry to Bother You, the first film written and directed by the Coup front man Boots Riley. If the head-trip films of the 1960s had a fling with Mike Judge’s Idiocracy and spawned a progeny as anarchically scattershot as it is brilliantly sincere, the result might look like this. Riley’s alternate-universe satire starts as a fairly straightforward comic parable of life in working-class America. Lakeith Stanfield plays young Cassius (“Cash”) Green, who lives in his uncle’s garage. Hoping to afford a better place to entertain his performanceartist girlfriend, Detroit (Tessa Thompson), he takes a telemarketing job that pays only on commission. But commissions are elusive, until an oldtimer (Danny Glover), gives Cash a tip: Use his “white voice.” Not anyone’s real voice, he explains, but the voice white people wish they had, full of easy confidence and joie de vivre. So Cash picks up the phone and starts speaking in the chipper voice of David Cross. His sales go through the roof. Soon he’s being asked to join an elite group of “power callers” with bigger clients, including a company called Worry Free that peddles (essentially) the debt-slave labor of impoverished Americans. But to fulfill the promise of his name, Cash must abandon the picket line

where his coworkers, including Detroit, are taking a stand for a living wage. If this all sounds absurd, it is, and joyfully so. From the beginning, Riley’s comic style is determinedly surreal: When Cash calls a potential customer, we see his desk transported right into their living room to highlight the intrusion. His “white voice” is so obviously overdubbed that a character remarks on it. Such Brechtian techniques don’t always mesh well with the more conventional aspects of the movie. Sorry veers back and forth between traditional comedy setups, pointed satire and non sequiturs, and some elements, like the relationship between Cash and Detroit, get shortchanged. (It’s never clear whether she’s a character with her own arc or just Cash’s potential reward for making the right choices.) But no matter how messy or bizarre it gets — it would be a spoiler to say just how bizarre — Sorry remains riveting. Most movies crash and burn when they go off the rails; for this one, jumping the track is a way to take flight. Anchored by Stanfield’s sympathetic performance as a beleaguered, manipulated Everydude, the movie is Norma Rae on a long, strange trip through our world of selfrighteous tech bros, casual racism and viral cruelty. And maybe it only works because Riley knows exactly what he wants to say. He wrote the unapologetically leftist and pro-

ON THE LINE Stanfield and Thompson play a young couple trying to make ends meet in Riley’s surreal satire.

labor screenplay during the Obama administration, but it hits even harder today. One line rings especially prescient as a description of our hectic news cycle: When the exposure of a corporate outrage draws a shrug from the public, a character suggests that, confronted with a problem against which they feel powerless, people stop reacting and “get used to it.” Or they sign up for Worry Free, where they’re guaranteed the necessities of life at the cost of their autonomy. (Corporate debt

slavery was also a major plot point in the recent Ready Player One; maybe the notion doesn’t seem so outlandish these days.) Playful rather than preachy, with more than its share of gasp-inducing viral moments, Sorry to Bother You makes the case for both political organizing and artistic disruption while giving the audience a wild ride. It has nothing to be sorry about. MARGO T HARRI S O N


NEW IN THEATERS CHRISTOPHER ROBIN: After last year’s Goodbye Christopher Robin, is the second time the charm for movies featuring A.A. Milne’s beloved world? Ewan McGregor plays a grown-up version of the title character who rediscovers his relationship with Winnie-the-Pooh in this partially animated Disney production directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland). Hayley Atwell and Bronte Carmichael also star. (104 min, PG. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Sunset)

THE KINGHHHHH 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; reviewed by R.K. 7/25) 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)

THE DARKEST MINDS: When teens all over the country develop psychic powers, they must break free from the adults who want to control them in this adaptation of the YA novel by Alexandra Bracken. Amandla Stenberg, Bradley Whitford and Mandy Moore star. Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 3) directed. (105 min, PG-13. Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount, Welden)

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAINHHH Lily James plays the young version of Meryl Streep’s character in the sequel to the ABBA-fueled musical comedy hit, in which we learn how she got pregnant with Sophie (Amanda Seyfried). With Streep, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski and Cher. Ol Parker (Imagine Me and You) directed. (114 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 7/25)

EIGHTH GRADE: In this feature debut from writerdirector Bo Burnham, nominated for the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize, a shy girl (Elsie Fisher) tries to negotiate the social minefield of middle school. With Josh Hamilton and Emily Robinson. (93 min, R. Roxy)

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — FALLOUTHHHH1/2 Secret agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team are back for another mission after a misstep in the action series’ sixth installment, directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation). With Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson. (147 min, PG-13)

THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME: Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon play best friends whose romantic problems get them embroiled in international espionage in this action comedy directed by Susanna Fogel (Life Partners). With Justin Theroux and Gillian Anderson. (116 min, R. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Sunset)

NOW PLAYING 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) DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOTHHH1/2 Joaquin Phoenix plays wheelchairusing cartoonist John Callahan in this biopic about his struggle to get sober after an accident. With Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara and Jack Black. Gus Van Sant directed. (114 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 8/1)

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)

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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SORRY TO BOTHER YOUHHHH Hip-hop front man Boots Riley makes his directorial debut with this surreal satire about a telemarketer (Lakeith Stanfield) who learns that the secret to success is sounding like a white suburban guy. With Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Terry Crews and Armie Hammer. (105 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 8/1)

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THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERSHHHH This fest-favorite documentary chronicles the strangerthan-fiction story of triplets separated at birth who learned of one another’s existence in adulthood. Tim Wardle (Lifers) directed. (96 min, PG-13)

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TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIESHHH1/2 In this adaptation of the Cartoon Network series, five teen superheroes battle a super-villain while trying to obtain Hollywood glory. With the voices of Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, Tara Strong and Stan Lee. Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail, veterans of the show, directed. (92 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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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)

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)



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)

SKYSCRAPERHH1/2 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)


HEREDITARYHHHH1/2 Ari Aster makes his directorial debut with this psychological horror film, much buzzed about at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, about a family that uncovers disturbing secrets after the death of its matriarch. Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne and Alex Wolff star. (127 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 6/13)

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 EQUALIZER 2HH1/2 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)

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“Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there’s no room for the present at all.” A character named Julia says that in Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited. I bring it to your attention as an inspiring irritant, as a prod to get you motivated. I hope it will mobilize you to rise up and refuse to allow your past and your future to press so hard on either side that there’s no room for the present. It’s a favorable time for you to fully claim the glory of being right here, right now.


(March 21-April 19): I predict that August will be a Golden Age for you. That’s mostly very good. Golden opportunities will arise, and you’ll come into possession of lead that can be transmuted into gold. But it’s also important to be prudent about your dealings with gold. Consider the fable of the golden goose. The bird’s owner grew impatient because it laid only one gold egg per day; he foolishly slaughtered his prize animal to get all the gold immediately. That didn’t work out well. Or consider the fact that to the ancient Aztecs, the word teocuitlatl referred to gold, even though its literally translation was “excrement of the gods.” Moral of the story: If handled with care and integrity, gold can be a blessing.


(May 21-June 20): “Manage with bread and butter until God sends the honey,” advises a Moroccan proverb. Let’s analyze how this advice might apply to you. First thing I want to know is, have you been managing well with bread and butter? Have you refrained from whining about your simple provisions, resting content and grateful? If you haven’t, I doubt that any honey will arrive, ether from God or any other source. But if you have been celebrating your modest gifts, feeling free of greed and displeasure, then I expect at least some honey will show up soon.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t worry your beautiful head about praying to the gods of luck and fate. I’ll take care of that for you. Your job is to propitiate the gods of fluid discipline and hard but smart work. To win the favor of these divine helpers, act on the assumption that you now have the power and the right to ask for more of their assistance than you have before. Proceed with the understanding that they are willing to provide you with the stamina, persistence and attention to detail you will need to accomplish your next breakthrough. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I’m not an ascetic who believes all our valuable lessons emerge from suffering. Nor am I a pop-nihilist who sneers at pretty flowers, smiling children and sunny days. On the contrary: I’m devoted to the hypothesis that life is usually at least 51 percent wonderful. But I dance the rain dance when there’s an emotional drought in my personal life, and I dance the pain dance when it’s time to deal with difficulties I’ve ignored. How about you, Virgo? I suspect that

now is one of those times when you need to have compassionate heart-to-heart conversations with your fears, struggles and aches.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Do you absolutely need orchids, sweet elixirs, dark chocolate, alluring new music, dances on soft grass, sensual massages, nine hours of sleep per night and a steady stream of soulful conversations? No. Not really. In the coming days, life will be a good ride for you even if you fail to procure those indulgences. But here are further questions and answers: Do you deserve the orchids, elixirs and the rest? My answer is yes, definitely. And would the arrival of these delights spur you to come up with imaginative solutions to your top two riddles? I’m pretty sure it would. So I conclude this horoscope by recommending that you do indeed arrange to revel in your equivalent of the delights I named. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Don’t try to steer the river,” writes Deepak Chopra. Most of the time, I agree with that idea. It’s arrogant to think that we have the power to control the forces of nature or the flow of destiny or the song of creation. Our goal should be to get an intuitive read on the crazy-making miracle of life and adapt ourselves ingeniously to its ever-shifting patterns and rhythms. But wait! Set aside everything I just said. An exception to the usual rule has arrived. Sometimes, when your personal power is extra flexible and robust — like now, for you — you may indeed be able to steer the river a bit. SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Dear Astrologer: Recently I’ve been weirdly obsessed with wondering how to increase my levels of generosity and compassion. Not just because I know it’s the right thing to do, but also because I know it will make me healthy and honest and unflappable. Do you have any sage advice? — Ambitious Sagittarius.” Dear Ambitious: I’ve noticed that many Sagittarians are feeling an unprecedented curiosity about how to enhance their lives by boosting the benevolence they express. Here’s a tip from astrologer Chani Nicholas: “Source your sense of self from your integrity in every in-

teraction.” Here’s another tip from Anaïs Nin: “The worse the state of the world grows, the more intensely I try for inner perfection and power. I fight for a small world of humanity and tenderness.”

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Time does not necessarily heal all wounds. If you wait around passively, hoping that the mere passage of months will magically fix your twists and smooth out your tweaks, you’re shirking your responsibility. The truth is, you need to be fully engaged in the process. You’ve got to feel deeply and think hard about how to diminish your pain and then take practical action when your wisdom shows you what will actually work. Now is an excellent time to upgrade your commitment to this sacred quest. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The ques-

tions you’ve been asking aren’t bad or wrong. But they’re not exactly relevant or helpful, either. That’s why the answers you’ve been receiving aren’t of maximum use. Try these questions instead. 1. What experience or information would you need to heal your divided sense of loyalty? 2. How can you attract an influence that would motivate you to make changes you can’t quite accomplish under your own power? 3. Can you ignore or even dismiss the 95 percent of your fear that’s imaginary so you’ll be able to focus on the five percent that’s truly worth meditating on? 4. If I assured you that you have the intelligence to beautify an ugly part of your world, how would you begin?

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A scuffle you’ve been waging turns out to be the wrong scuffle. It has distracted you from giving your full attention to a more winnable and worthwhile tussle. My advice? Don’t waste energy feeling remorse about the energy you’ve wasted. In fact, be grateful for the training you’ve received. The skills you’ve been honing while wrestling with the misleading complication will serve you well when you switch your focus to the more important issue. So are you ready to shift gears? Start mobilizing your crusade to engage with the more winnable and worthwhile tussle.


TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Taurus socialite Stephen Tennant (1906-1987) was such an interesting luminary that three major novelists created fictional characters modeled after him. As a boy, when he was asked

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MONTPELIER TOY STORE SIGHTING Montpelier toy store admirer: There are many sexy, witty, intelligent women working here. You may have to narrow it down for us. Curiosity is killing these felines! When: Friday, July 27, 2018. Where: Montpelier. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914462 OUR SAME ORANGE CARS I bumped into your friend with her orange car parked next to my car — exactly the same color/make/ model! We grinned. Her passenger grinned, had fun and was sweet to me for letting me in my car. I signed thank you. She signed you’re welcome with her pretty eyes. I would like to meet her and also her friend to be new friends! When: Friday, July 20, 2018. Where: Staples, Burlington. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914461





HUMMINGBIRD WRIST TATTOO, U MALL TO DOWNTOWN We shared the 11:25 bus, U Mall to downtown. You wore a purple T-shirt. We spoke briefly near the mall entrance. I wanted to talk again but couldn’t get a seat. I saw a colorful bird tattooed on your inner left wrist. You have a rare beauty and great energy. A cosmic attraction. I’d love to meet you. When: Thursday, July 26, 2018. Where: on the bus. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914460 HANNAFORD, SHAW’S, SMALL CITY VERGENNES June. I saw you three times. My daughter was with me; you were alone. First time in line at Hannaford on Shelburne Road. Then again at Shaw’s in Vergennes. Then 6 a.m. Wednesday morning getting gas at Small City Market in Vergennes. Me: tall, middle-aged, long blond hair, wearing black with jeans. You: tall, rugged, fit, middle-aged, dark beard. Super handsome. When: Monday, June 18, 2018. Where: Hannaford, Shelburne Rd.; Shaw’s and Little Red, Vergennes. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914459 I DON’T THINK SO Flash to the moment you left me. Maybe you’ll come back to me. But I don’t think so. Maybe when we’re older, get our shit together, when you’re sober, when it’s summer. But I don’t think so. Part of the reason we hold on is thinking love like this is raw and right and only comes once. But I don’t think so. When: Sunday, June 17, 2018. Where: many years in Burlington. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914458 FINDING YOUR SOUL MATE White T-shirt, sexy blue pants that match your dreamy eyes. Time spent with you stirs up a connection I’ve never experienced before. Such relief knowing I’ve found my person and can stop searching for you. I am falling more in love with you every moment we spend together. I’m all in. Let’s enjoy this lifetime together. When: Monday, July 23, 2018. Where: Burlington Farmers Market. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914457

CUTE GIGGLE ON NORTH WILLARD You are a tall beauty with creamy skin and wild lioness hair. When I heard you giggle, I remembered why I’m alive. I believe you said you were Croatian. I’m just a guy. Maybe grab a matcha with me someday? When: Friday, July 6, 2018. Where: N. Willard St. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914455 THE LAXATIVE AISLE The way your brown eyes gazed at me while you helped me decide which laxative would work best, I felt a connection. Let’s meet for coffee when you’re not bloated? When: Saturday, July 21, 2018. Where: CVS, Burlington. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914454 A MIDSUMMER’S KNIGHT Magic on a midsummer’s night. A valiant knight and endearing lady dancing in moonlight, burning candles ‘til dawn. This lady never felt so alive, resonating with happiness. If our paths cross again, reminisce how perfect everything was and seek shelter from storms in my embrace. For to you, my fair Sir, I would give it all. When: Saturday, June 30, 2018. Where: realm of the fairies. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914453 CHASING RABBITS I was admiring a sweet gray bunny on someone’s lawn when I noticed you on the porch: dark hair, dark eyes, soaking in the cool early evening air. You waved and flashed me a smile that sent my heart into a wild bunny hop. Shall we share a mad tea party or a walk through wonderland? Signed, Alice. When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Where: South Union St. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914452 INDIANA JONES WITH METAL DETECTOR I saw you on South Union Street last week. We chatted about Spanish coins, buffalo nickels and gelato. Care to get a gelato sometime? Maybe I could help you dig for treasure? When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Where: South Union St. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914451 RED BEARD, WHITE TRUCK Lamoille County lover? You were pulling into the Morrisville Hannaford at the same time as me. You: handsome with the perfect beard driving a white truck. Me: driving a red Honda Accord. We both shopped, and I saw you again in the aisle. Wish I had the courage to talk to you. Drinks at night? Pancakes in the morning? When: Sunday, June 24, 2018. Where: Hannaford, Morrisville. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914450 MONTPELIER TOY STORE You are witty, intelligent, sexy and absolutely stunning. I get lost in dirty thoughts and want more than anything to share them with you. But I am having a hard time reading you and am way too polite to ask if you’re interested. Are you? If so, please let me know. When: Thursday, July 19, 2018. Where: Montpelier. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914449

BETTER CARDIO ACTIVITIES THAN RUNNING I see you periodically at work and enjoy our conversations. I find myself thinking about wonderfully exciting activities I want to do with you. I know the chance of you seeing this is slim and the chance of us working out together is even slimmer, but work is so boring and we both need the excitement! When: Thursday, July 19, 2018. Where: Montpelier. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914448 IT’S HOT IN HERE! You work for CSI. I don’t care what climate you are in, you are hot! Thanks for visiting my work today and making me blush. Keep up the good work! When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Where: Burlington. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914447


I know it’s normal to have a hard time orgasming during penetration, but it bugs me because it makes me feel like sex isn’t very mutual. I get overly caught up in thinking about that instead of just enjoying the pleasure, and it’s bothering me.


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OFFERED HELP KEEPING DOGS APART! You pulled off Lincoln Street near Five Corners in Essex Junction, late afternoon, to offer help keeping dogs separated. I had my hands full! Please pardon that, in the urgency of the moment, I neglected to express my appreciation. Thank you, good woman! You impress! I’m certain that your nature inspires many to build community! When: Monday, July 16, 2018. Where: Route 2A North, near Five Corners. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914446 SUNDAY MORNING, SHELBURNE BUS You’re blond with a few tattoos. You were wearing gray shorts and carrying a Coach bag. (Maybe. I’m not great with those things.) I really wanted to talk to you, but you seemed deep in thought, and I didn’t want to be rude. Hoping maybe I’ll run into you again someday and get to have that conversation after all. When: Saturday, July 14, 2018. Where: Shelburne bus. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914445 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

Dear Hot and Bothered,

Sex is physical and mental. Obsessing over anything during it can easily ruin the overall experience. Try to let go and enjoy yourself. No one is keeping score. Keep in mind that the vaginal walls have relatively few nerve endings, while the clitoris has thousands of them. Much of a woman’s sexual pleasure comes from stimulating it — with hands, mouth or sex toys before, during and after penetration. So if you aren’t able to orgasm during penetration, make sure your partner helps satisfy your desires in another way, using whatever method drives you wild. That said, climaxing during penetration is rapturous and definitely worth trying for. Every person is different, but some positions are better than others for orgasming during intercourse. Being on top — either facing him or in reverse cowgirl — allows you to control the pacing and rhythm, and it frees up his hands for caressing your breasts and rubbing your clitoris. Rock your body back and forth. Grind on him in slow circles. Tell him how to use his fingers to make you feel good. Spooning also works. If you both rest on your sides, he can enter you from behind and easily reach around to stimulate your clit. Same goes for doggy style, which allows for deep penetration. For some variety, start on your hands and knees, then get down on your elbows. Don’t be afraid to use sex toys! If you’re feeling athletic, start in the missionary position, then arch your back into a low bridge. That way, he can use your hips as leverage when thrusting into you, and your clitoris will be right there for the taking.



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Thanks to our generous sponsors, the Festival is going strong and continuing to grow every year. Burlington City Arts does an outstanding job coordinating and producing this Festival and so many other exciting summer events in Burlington’s downtown, including the Summer Concert Series in City Hall Park and the Discover Jazz Festival.



I encourage you all to support BCA by becoming a member and hope to see you during the Foolish parade on Church Street.




Warmly, Miro Weinberger Mayor, City of Burlington



Festival Director: Zach Williamson Artistic Director & Co-Founder: Woody Keppel Creative Partner and Music Programming: Signal Kitchen Operations Manager: Regina Riccitelli Company Manager: Tim Furst Volunteer Coordinator: Kyla Waldron Operations Team: Kit Kat Colson, Abra Clawson, Peter Crummy, Graham Peterson Technicians: Leo Ashby, Mark Kalbfleisch Catering: Treetop Kitchen Security: Chocolate Thunder Security Services Audio: Kevin Healey Lighting: Patrick Orr

Executive Director: Doreen Kraft Assistant Director: Sara Katz Communications Director: Andrew Krebbs Art Director: Ted Olson Event & Production Manager: Zach Williamson Development Projects: Deb Caulo





Noon | City Hall Park

11 a.m. | City Hall Park/ Stage

10 a.m. | BCA Plaza in City Hall Park

11-10 p.m.

11-6 p.m

Noon | City Hall Park

Noon | City Hall Steps

1 p.m. | City Hall Park/ Stage

1:45 p.m. | City Hall Steps


2 p.m. | Steps of City Hall

2 p.m. | City Hall Park/ Stage

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3 p.m. | Bank Street Pitch




4:30 p.m. | Top Block Pitch

3 p.m. | City Hall Park

5:45 p.m | Steps of City Hall

6 p.m. | Bank Street Pitch

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MAYORAL PROCLAMATION 6 p.m. | Steps of City Hall

WHAT CHEER? BRIGADE 7:30 p.m. | Ticketed VT Comedy Club/Hendrick’s Pitch

CHRIS GETHARD 8 p.m. | Top Block

LEE ANDERSON’S aMAZEment EXPERIENCE 8:30 p.m. | Ticketed

FOOLS AFTER PARTY AT CLUB METRONOME 9:30 p.m. | Ticketed VT Comedy Club/Hendrick’s Pitch




6:30 p.m. | City Hall Park/ Stage

JEH KULU DRUM AND DANCE THEATER 4 p.m. | City Hall Park/ Stage



5 p.m. | City Hall Park/ Stage

7:30 p.m. | Ticketed VT Comedy Club/Hendrick’s Pitch

6 p.m. | City Hall Park/ Stage


8:30 p.m. | Ticketed

FOOLS AFTER PARTY AT CLUB METRONOME 9:30 p.m. | Ticketed Vermont Comedy Club/Hendrick’s Pitch




Since this is an outdoor festival, locations and times for each performance could change. Visit or visit the information booth during the event, located in front of City Hall.

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How does this Fools weekend work? Festival of Fools overtakes Church Street Marketplace and City Hall Park for three consecutive days of urban insanity. On Church Street, there are new performances every hour at four different performance pitches. You can watch one performance by Leunig’s at 2 p.m. and then catch a different act in front of City Place Burlington at 3 p.m. Just about everything is free, but tipping the performers at the end of an act is the standard practice for street performances. Don’t be shy. During the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, we’ll animate City Hall Park with our Stage and bring genuinely unique music and

dance to the Market. On Sunday, our Kids Rock the Park afternoon is a truly awesome experience for the young and young at heart. Where else can you hear Mr. Chris tell you, “you’re something beautiful,” hold a snake, shoot a PVC sling-shot and play with a cardboard pinball creation? It all happens while shows are happening every hour on Church Street. And comedy at the Vermont Comedy Club. And music in front of City Hall. And a parade. And some after-parties at Club Metronome. It’s a whirlwind. It’s Festival of Fools!






In the event of inclement weather, performances will be paused and/or cancelled. When the weather clears, we will re-start our performances outside. In the event of a complete rain-out, we will move select programs into Contois Auditorium in City Hall.








Friday, August 3, Noon BCA Plaza in City Hall Park Get the Festival weekend started with some swing in your step! Join us for our noon performance with Burlington’s Just For Kicks on the BCA Plaza, part of the Summer Concert Series, presented by VSECU and Burton. Watch this troupe’s moves as they perform their classic routines in City Hall Park! Just For Kicks extends their raw energy and joy on the wings of the 1920s, 30s and 40s authentic jazz. And they wear the clothes to match! The hour-long show will be both a performance and an opportunity for the audience to work on their moves and get some informal instruction. Come watch and learn!

Friday, August 3, 5:30 p.m. Church Street Marketplace Help the City end the work week and usher in the 11th Annual Festival of Fools weekend. This rag-tag parade of Fools begins at the top of Church Street and ends at the steps of our fair City Hall, where the Mayor shall declare the weekend a Fools Weekend. It’s not a parade for bystanders and spectators! Find your inner foolishness and join in the fun! Parade yourself down the street with music by What Cheer? Brigade alongside our ensemble of Fools performers, the campers from the School of Foolery, the swinging moves of Just For Kicks, a juggling Mayor Miro Weinberger and the Community Bank staff. Following the Mayoral proclamation, get your groove on with an on-the-street performance by What Cheer? Brigade. This party brigade will get the weekend party started with loud brass and drumming. Not to be missed.

LEE ANDERSON’S aMAZEment PARK Friday, August 3, 8 p.m. Top Block of Church Street The aMAZEment Park: saunter through a living vaudevillian tableau. An obstacle course of the absurd through a jungle of jingles, jesters, and jolly. Sages will show you the way to go and not to go to get where you got to go or not to go. The walls are thin, thin enough to hear the solution but the ‘where?’ is thick, thick enough to sustain the confusion. The end is near the end of near... so they say, don’t they?

FOOLS IN THE PARK W/ WHAT CHEER? BRIGADE & MAL MAIZ Saturday, August 4, 6-9:45 p.m. City Hall Park Friends, family, and fools from far and wide, come join us at Burlington’s City Hall Park on Saturday, August 8 to celebrate the 11th annual Festival Of Fools. 20-piece brass band The What Cheer? Brigade and Costa Rican gypsy devil Mal Maiz and his Afro-Cumbia Orchestra will bring the dance vibes. There will be a full bar with speciality cocktails from Hendricks Gin. And thanks to our pals at, this event is free!


LAST LAUGH VARIETY SHOW Sunday, August 5, 6 p.m. City Hall park/Dealer.Com Stage

City Hall Park

Sunday, August 5, 10 a.m. BCA Plaza in City Hall Park Oh Festival of Fools, you never stay in your lane! Why not stage a family opera on Sunday morning? We figure a fair number of you will be still getting your day going, but the families – we know you’re up and looking for something to do! We’re excited to partner with the Vermont Mozart Festival to present a semi-staged Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart one-act opera comedy, Bastien und Bastienne, on Sunday, August 5 on the BCA Plaza in City Hall Park at 10 a.m. Free and family ready. And we’ll have free coffee from our park neighbors, Monarch and the Milkweed. Sung in English, the roles will be sung by Vermont’s favorite singers including Sarah Cullins (soprano), Adam Hall (tenor) and Erik Kroncke (bass), in collaboration with the Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra. This songful and light Mozart opera combines the brilliance of music written at the age of 12 with a story about a Shepherd, Shepherdess, and a Soothsayer or Magician. This production is especially appropriate for audiences of young children and families.

It’s true. Kids Rock. And on Sunday, August 5, we let ‘em rock all over City Hall Park. Kids Rock the Park is an excellent afternoon with fun and foolish activities for kids and their older counterparts. We set up the park with activities and fun experiences from 2-6 p.m. Headlining the Stage in City Hall Park is none other than Mr. Chris and Friends! He’ll play your favorites at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. At 3 p.m. you can shake your booty with an interactive lawn performance by Jeh Kulu Drum and Dance Theater. It’s their first appearance at Festival of Fools, but we’re pleased to present them during Kids Rock the Park and get their drums blazing in the afternoon sun. Throughout the afternoon, catch an aerial extravaganza with Nicole and Natalie. Then spend some time with the Big Blue Trunk and their PVC inventions, sure to keep the kids and their creative minds humming for at least an hour! Snakes in the Park!!! Kevin Clarkson, of 802 Reptiles, will be back again this year doing a super fun reptile meet and greet for Festival of Fools, from 3-5 pm.

It’s a hands-on experience that will give you the opportunity to pet, hold and take pictures with various lizards and snakes. We’ll also have Dux the Balloon Guy making fools-inspired balloon creations, the crazy PinBox 3000 Inventors and the BCA Studios providing make and take art activities. At 5 p.m. grab your spot in front of the Stage to catch a performance by the Hokum Bros. This show leads directly into the Last Laugh Variety Show.


And that’s a wrap folks! As the Sunday sun sets on another great Festival of Fools, join us in the park for the Last Laugh. There’s no better way to see the breadth of performers that we had all weekend, from the Kif-Kif Sisters to USA Breakdancers. We do a mash-up of all of our 2018 performers and stage an offthe-cuff, never rehearsed variety show featuring the best of the Festival. It’s all backed by tunes from the Hokum Bros. that keeps things moving.

Saturday, August 4 LEFT EYE JUMP 3 p.m. LOS ELK 7 p.m. DJ MASHTODON 11 p.m. DJ RAUL (BLUE ROOM) 6 p.m. DJ ATAK (BLUE ROOM) 11 p.m.

Sunday, August 5 SUN KILLER INSTINCTS 3 p.m. LAZER DAD 7 p.m. DJ MAX JADE 11 p.m.

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Can you even touch your toes? If you’re one of those people who struggles to cross your legs while seated, your jaw will drop in awe upon seeing Alakazam. Al is coming back to Festival of Fools, and he’s one of our original performers, having been a good friend of the Festival since its beginning eleven years ago. He’s been in knots with it ever since and hasn’t been back since 2013.

Festival of Fools is pleased to welcome back Boston’s Cate Great. Last seen gracing our streets in 2015, Cate skillfully and insanely combines comedy, acrobatics and athletic prowess to the delight of her fans. She blends high-end circus with her unique brand of comedy. You will be charmed by her wit and astounded by her skill. Whether she is precariously balanced on her rolla bolla or defying gravity balanced on her hands, you will be thrilled and amazed. “Rolla bolla” you say? Come check her out.

The fearless foursome family of fools is returning to Festival of Fools after their fantastic performances last summer. If you see someone flying through the air above the crowds, it must be FLiP! The sassy flavor of this candy-coated performance artistry offers acrobatic prowess and impeccable physical timing wrapped in a hilarious crinkly wrapper. A real treat that’s sure to please!

Born in Sydney, Australia, Al is literally a human knot and has performed his one-person show in 36 countries over the past 20 years. Through body contortions, truckloads of Aussie charm and daredevil feats, you’ll marvel at Al’s fast-paced and hilarious show and see why he’s considered one of the world’s best buskers. One of the world’s best here on Church Street.

Trained at The Quebec Circus School, Cate is a seventeen-year veteran of circus stage and street. She’s performed all over - in eleven different countries including Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Dubai as well as most of the United States and Canada. She’s charming, she’s talented–she’s not just great, she’s Cate Great!

Martin Varallo and Dominique Major have performed and toured with Cirque du Soleil, Teatro Zinzanni, Pomp, Duck & Circum-stance as well as the world’s major Festivals. They have a circus school for young performers in Quebec, called FLiP!




New York, NY

Charlotte, VT

Montreal, Canada

Mariachi music on Church Street? Played and sung by Grammy Award winners? It must be the Festival of Fools weekend! We are incredibly lucky to have the four members of New York’s Flor de Toloache with us all weekend. Catch them performing on the street and on our City Hall Park Stage. Unique and awesome, seeing them up close and un-mic’d on the Marketplace is an experience you won’t soon forget. These Latin Grammy winners made New York City history as its first and anly all-women mariachi group. Founded in 2008, Flor de Toloache is lead by singers Mireya I. Ramos & Shae Fiol. Reminiscent of the early days of mariachi the group started as a trio. Today, Flor De Toloache performs as a full Mariachi ensemble. The members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the United States. This defines their unique flavor and sound. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. While working to preserve centuries old traditions of Mariachi, their melange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings Mariachi music to new audiences. Not to be missed.

These characters are favorites of the Festival. You can always count on the Hokum Bros to bring the Fool quotient to a new level with their songs and stage antics. Rare and original, their songs are catchy and integrated with humor, while their style of play is multifarious. Their lyrics speak of true-life experiences with a thread of the earliest cultural fabric we call Americana. Rare and original, The Hokum Bros. sing and patter their way into inspired silliness and offer enough sly satire and social commentary to ensure you’ll be wearing your happy face long after the show is over.

Flying bunnies, speeding French fries! The twins from the North have returned! Back by popular demand after their hilariously quirky debut in 2017, these identical twins fight giant pink monsters, practice the art of snacking and ensure the triumph of the umbilical cord. The Kif-Kif Sisters mix surprising comedy and audience interaction with enough happiness to make vegetables explode. These sisters have been inseparable since the womb and have many years of street performing all over the world, from the Americas to Asia. Their primary sources of inspiration are tenderness and riots.

ADDITIONAL TICKETED SHOW: Fools After Party at Club Metronome, Aug 3. $15

“Kif-Kif” means “same same” in French. They are a young duo formed by two identical twins that spread their creations in Quebec City (Canada) and around the world. Humor, twinship and saturated colors are at the heart of their performances. They’re charming and unique and we’re so pleased to have them return to the festival.









Burlington, VT

New York, NY

Portland, OR

Costa Rican gypsy devil Maiz Vargas Sandoval and his Afro-Latino Orchestra are returning to the Festival of Fools! It’s becoming a habit! Last year they put on an amazing and exciting show in City Hall Park, the middle of Main Street and a very amazing fire show in front of City Hall. This year this hot dance band will be rocking out on our City Hall Park Saturday night with both traditional and modern flair.

Ok – Marco Benevento fans listen up: Marco will be at the Festival for ONE AMAZING, FREE performance. ONE. He’s going to be popping up and doing a solo acoustic set in the middle of Bank Street. We’re as excited as you are! And if we can’t stop the traffic, we know he will. Check back later or follow us socially for exact time and location details. It’s a Festival first.

A one, a two, a one two three four! Ok, just one. MC Shoehorn is a one-of-a-kind oneperson band that will blow your socks off. A performance artist who creates music with his feet and dances with his horn, Michael “Shoehorn” Conley combines body rhythms and sophisticated jazz forms into an entertaining spectacle. (Shoehorn, get it?) While specializing in sax and tap dance, he is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and composer, utilizing a variety of wind and percussion instruments, classic and original songs, and an ear for music from around the world. We’re pleased to bring him from the Northwest to the Northeast to busk his foolish talents on Church Street. He’s a shoe-in for Festival of Fools!

Based out of Burlington, Mal Maiz blends traditional cumbia, latin, reggae, and AfroCaribbean sounds. The band features John Thompson-Figuroa, Mike Hartigan, Colin Henkel, Graham Thompson and others. We’ll see you in City Hall Park for this free party!

And then for those of you who don’t know, for more than a decade pianist Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive body of work. His studio albums and live performances set forth a vision that connects the dots in the vast space between LCD Soundsystem and Leon Russell, pulsating with dance rock energy, but with smart, earthy songwriting to match. It has led to numerous high profile appearances, ranging from Carnegie Hall to Pickathon, Mountain Jam to Treefort Festival, while headlining shows coast to coast. As anybody who’s seen Marco Benevento perform can attest, with eyes closed, smile wide across his face and fingers free-flowing across the keys, he’s a satellite to the muse. With a devout and growing fan-base, Benevento is an artist whose story is only beginning to unfold. ADDITIONAL TICKETED SHOWS: Fools After Party at Club Metronome Aug 3 & 4. $15




Portland, ME

Shelburne, VT

Burlington, VT

What are all of these ping pong balls on Church Street? Oh, it’s Michael Trautman! He’s back and we’re thrilled! Michael Trautman began studying mime in 1976, and in 1977 was invited to become a founding member of MIMEWOCK, a Kansas City-based school, and performing company. He went on to train with Tony Montanaro at Celebration Barn, working with Tony for over twenty years. In 1987, he trained with Jacques Lecoq at Ecole Jacques Lecoq. Throughout his 40+ years as a performing artist, he has been having fun traveling throughout the world and has achieved a very high level of fulfillment from providing comic relief to those in need.

You’ve seen him on Vermont PBS. You’ve seen him at Burger Night. Your kids know the lyrics to his catchy and smart tunes. Your whole family knows the dance moves to Let’s Grow Kids’ brilliant ‘Something Beautiful.’ Now catch Mister Chris & Friends as they headline our Kids Rock The Park day! Families young and old gather in City Hall Park on Sunday, August 5 for this fun and foolish family day from 2-5 p.m.

There’s something in the air! There’s something in the sky! Local performing artists and aerial masters Natalie Cronin and Nicole Dagesse will showcase sultry solos and dazzling duets; incorporating exhilarating drops, innovative fabric manipulation, and creative ground dance. We’ll be setting up their aerial rig on the Top Block of Church Street on Friday and then in City Hall Park on Saturday and Sunday. You know, just a regular weekend in Burlington.

Variously identified as a visual comic, performance artist, new vaudevillian, mime (gasp), physical comedian, storyteller, magician, and fool, he claims only to be a clown…and not a very traditional clown at that. He has appeared in the New York International Festival of Clown Theater, Festival D’Ete in Quebec, the Just For Laughs Festival, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He has little discretion and we’re pleased he makes time to make Burlington laugh all weekend.

Mister Chris & Friends is a musical project focused on the simple beauty of childhood, parenthood, and community. Singersongwriter and educator, Chris Dorman, writes, records, and performs thoughtful and tender songs that captivate multigenerational audiences. These original songs are written with the most sensitive ears in mind and are the foundation for the music and movement program, Music For Sprouts, as well as a new children’s television show called Mister Chris and Friends, created by Chris and produced by Vermont PBS. Chris lives with his family on their community farm, Bread & Butter Farm, in Shelburne/South Burlington. Playing the Festival of Fool is a first for Mister Chris & Friends, and we couldn’t be happier. “Jump, jump, jump all around. Jump until your feet hit the ground.”

Nicole Dagesse, artistic director of Murmurations Dance and World Tree Yoga, teaches classes in aerial dance, improvisation, and choreography (North End Studios) and aerial yoga (Sangha Studio) to both children and adults. Natalie Cronin is the advanced aerial teacher at World Tree and specializes in creative sequencing and rigorous conditioning for aerial silks. All ages and levels are encouraged to experience aerial dance to develop increased strength, flexibility, and creativity in a collaborative and supportive environment. Come and get a taste of what they can do with their free shows at Festival of Fools. We’re pleased to be presenting local talent!








New York, NY From the street, to the stage, and with the Festival of Fools, back to the street! We’re pleased to welcome Spirit Family Reunion to our unique weekend here in Burlington. Spirit Family began singing together on the street corners of New York City in 2009. Since that time they have traveled the highways of America delivering raw, high energy, honest music. They have shared the stage with musical heroes such as Pete Seeger and Levon Helm, and have given notable performances at festivals including Stage Coach, Austin City Limits, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and the legendary Newport Folk Festival three times. The band has self-produced and self-released two full-length studio albums – “No Separation” (2012) and “Hands Together” (2015) – along with multiple songbooks and other collections of recordings. They are currently working on a new record and are taking time to come and have fun. Catch them on our City Hall Park Stage during the Farmers Market on Saturday and then look for them doing unique acoustic sets on Church Street on Saturday and Sunday. ADDITIONAL TICKETED SHOW: Fools After Party at Club Metronome Aug 4. $15

USA BREAKDANCERS WHAT CHEER? Tampa, FL BRIGADE We’re importing this pair from Tampa so they can break it down on the bricks of the Marketplace all weekend. The USA Breakdancers are an award-winning street show and are considered one of the top street acts in the world. Julio “Klown” Santiago is the founder of The USA Breakdancers. He is a 32-year veteran street performer and legendary street dancer. He is a former cast member of Micheal Jackson “The Immortal World Tour” by Cirque Du Soleil and had the honor of meeting The Jackson’s. Joining him is Justin “Animal” Scott a top B-boy and former cast member of the legendary Harlem Globetrotters Trotters. Together this odd couple will perform a high energy, interactive, family fun show that will have you begging for more. As you stroll the Marketplace, listen for their beats and look for their impressive moves. We’re pleased they’re joining us for their Vermont premiere!

Providence, RI The Festival of Fools always thrives with a great brass group. We scored this year and are thrilled to present What Cheer? Brigade for three high-energy days in Burlington. The Brigade is a 20-piece brass band hailing from Providence, RI. They easily prove that great parties need no electricity. We talked to them about what mics and stage size they need for their stage show – all the standard questions. They wrote back and said they don’t need mics and don’t like stages. They want to party with the people. Perfect.

“Thrillingly competent, with undimmable energy…an explosion of good cheer.”- The New York Times “They never actually took a stage, but Providence, RI’s What Cheer? dominated the Newport Folk Fest like a headliner.”-SPIN Since 2005, the band has been as likely to appear at community benefits as at all-night parties, playing bars, clubs, streets, libraries, cemeteries, weddings, bus stops, and playgrounds, and now Church Street. Look for them popping up all over the Church Street all weekend and then see them (in front of) our City Hall Park stage on Saturday evening. They will also lead our Festival Parade down Church Street on Friday at 5:30.

YO YO GUY Portland, ME Last year we had a great time introducing you all to Yo-Yo mastery with Mark Hayward. This year, join us as our collective jaws drop while watching John Higby, the YoYo Guy! John presents a high-energy, high skill comedy show that has been seen in 26 countries. He has five Guinness World Records under his belt and was recently featured at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in Australia and the Gong Show on ABC. Come out and see the Yo-Yo Guy perform on Church Street all weekend. Not to be missed.

ZIPCODE MAN Boulder, CO Zip codes. Those tricky five-digit numbers are hard to remember for most of us. We’re pleased to introduce you to a very memorable man, Zipcode Man. New to the Festival, Boulder’s David Rosdeitcher began as a touring street performer presenting more traditional fair. As he toured, he started memorizing zip codes. He soon realized his potential – he could become ZIPCODE MAN ... nailed it. Zipcode man has memorized thousands of zip codes. Thousands. He can even tell you something about the locale – like the restaurant on the corner across from the train station. With this arsenal, he’s traveled the world and been interviewed by NPR. We can’t wait to see you try to stump him!

CHRIS GETHARD New York, NY Festival of Fools is pleased to partner with the Vermont Comedy Club again this year. Too much time outside on the street? Get your tickets and save your seat in Vermont’s top-rated comedy venue. Foolishness rolls downhill, right to the doors of VCC where you’ll find Chris Gethard! Chris Gethard is the host and star of Funny or Die’s “The Chris Gethard Show” on TruTV and the host of the popular Earwolf podcast “Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People.” Chris recently starred in the Mike Birbiglia film, “Don’t Think Twice” and can be seen as ‘Todd’ on Comedy Central’s “Broad City.”Other credits include Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer,” NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” “The Office” and the film “The Heat.” Chris is the author of the book “A Bad Idea I’m About to Do,” and his first stand-up album (“My Comedy Album”) debuted at # 2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart in 2014.Chris’s one-person show, “Career Suicide” (produced by Judd Apatow) just premiered on HBO after completing a successful off-broadway run at The Lynn Redgrave Theatre in NYC. It’s your chance to catch Chris on the Vermont Comedy Club’s Stage. Also featured will be Fools and Sam Adam’s inspired drinks, crafted by VCC’s award-winning staff. TICKETED SHOWS: VT Comedy Club, Aug 3 & 4, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $25 general admission, $32 VIP Tickets


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