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As of October 1, Canada will no longer require visitors from the U.S. to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test at the border. Smoother sailing.


Burlington’s Leddy Beach was closed for several days after a chemical spill in a nearby tributary. Always something fouling the waters…

Ben Bergstein pleaded guilty to a felony charge of lewd and lascivious conduct in a plea deal that allows the former North End Studios president to avoid jail time. Bergstein, 78, was sentenced to a suspended prison term and six years of probation following allegations that he sexually assaulted a family friend in February 2021. A judge could send Bergstein to prison for up to five years if he violates the terms of his probation.

Bergstein’s sentencing was held on July 15, but it hasn’t been previously reported.

Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George initially charged him with sexual assault and later amended the charge to lewd and lascivious conduct. Bergstein was ordered to register as a sex offender, court records indicate, but a conviction for the offense does not meet the criteria for inclusion on Vermont’s public Sex Offender Registry, and he’s not on it.

George said her office reached the plea agreement with support from the woman whom Bergstein admitted in court to victimizing. “Ultimately, this was a victim-centered prosecution,” she said on Tuesday, “and we would not have agreed to it without her support.”

e woman reported her encounter with Bergstein to Burlington police in the spring of 2021, shortly after published an investigation detailing eight other women’s accounts of alleged predatory behavior by Bergstein over many years, including forcible kissing, sexual harassment and groping. She told police that she’d visited Bergstein and his wife as a family friend for an eve-

ning of caviar and drinks. After Bergstein’s wife went to bed, she either fell asleep or blacked out on a couch, then awoke to Bergstein assaulting her.

When Burlington police interviewed Bergstein about her allegations, he claimed the woman “seemed to like” it, even though he acknowledged she never touched him back. He also told police in reference to VTDigger’s story that he’d been swept up unfairly by “cancel culture.”

Reached on Tuesday, Bergstein, who still lives in Burlington, said he continues to hold that view. As for his criminal conviction, Bergstein said he pleaded guilty because “it was part of the plea bargain.” Asked whether he believed he’d done anything wrong, Bergstein told Seven Days that he considered the encounter “ambiguous” with regard to consent. “It was an error in judgment on my part,” he said.

George said on Tuesday that Bergstein’s comments were “concerning.”

“If he violates his probation, he’s facing the entire underlying sentence in jail, so that frame of mind is not going to bode well for him in the future,” she said.

News of Bergstein’s sentencing brought little solace to Mellisa Cain, one of the women who reported allegations of sexual misconduct to VTDigger last year. In an interview on Tuesday, Cain said Bergstein’s comments about “cancel culture” show that he hasn’t acknowledged his misconduct.

“We’re talking about decades of harm,” she said. “He is not a victim.”

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On the way to Burlington’s Intervale Center — a 360-acre campus of farmland and trails — one can expect to pass bikers, farmers, hikers and the occasional tractor. But this summer, visitors passed something less expected: a small wooden structure on a trailer near the center’s entrance.

What appeared to be a tiny house is actually the Loam Library. Housed within the 8-by12-foot reading room — complete with a cozy pillow-adorned corner bench — are roughly 400 books about climate justice.

“We really wanted to create what would feel like a sacred, joyful, juicy space for people to connect to radical world-building reads,” said


That’s how much in-state students will pay in annual tuition to attend Vermont State University when the merged school opens next year — a 15 percent reduction.



1. “After a Murder and Increased Drug Use, Complaints Mount at Burlington’s City Hall Park” by Derek Brouwer. e renovated park displays evidence of pressing challenges: the housing crisis, gun violence and an overwhelmed social services system.

2. “Suleiman Kangangi, a Pioneer in African Cycling, Died at the Vermont Overland Gravel Race,” by Kirk Kardashian. e pioneering cyclist from Kenya crashed during an August 27 competition in Vermont.

3. “Burlington City Council Green-Lights Four Cannabis Businesses” by Courtney Lamdin. ree cannabis shops and an indoor growing operation got the Queen City’s thumbs-up.


A new program will give Vermonters $3,000 toward an electric vehicle if they scrap a gaspowered car that’s at least 10 years old. Fuel for thought.

4. “Vermont Wants Evidence at Pandemic Unemployment Recipients Were Eligible” by Colin Flanders. e state says it needs documentation from 17,000 people who enrolled in the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.

5. “Two More Vermont Newspapers Cease Printing” by Kevin McCallum. e Waterbury Reader and the Vermont Cynic, a student newspaper at the University of Vermont, will no longer appear in print.

NEVER SAY NEVER Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told “CBS Mornings” on Monday that he hasn’t ruled out a run for president in 2024. He’s also up for reelection to the Senate that year.

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Kate Weiner, creative director of Loam, an environmental arts organization and magazine.

Weiner, who primarily manages the magazine, worked in collaboration with Yestermorrow Design/Build School, based in Waitsfield, to create the library, which she considers a space for people to discover texts related to the climate crisis. e partnership was mutually beneficial: Students in Yestermorrow’s tiny home design course learned valuable building skills by constructing the library.

e next step was filling the space with books, including Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown and Black Imagination by Natasha Marin.

“We wanted to have the type of book that, once you read it, it felt like there was a clear before and after,” Weiner said.

e library was recently returned to Yestermorrow so students can install more permanent windows and doors. But it will be back at the Intervale, at which point Weiner would like to create a more formal system for lending books and to host “climate cafés” — inclusive events for people to talk and act on the climate crisis. She invites collaboration and sees Loam Library as a space for community gatherings.

Future plans include a Tour de Vermont, with season-long stops in communities across the state.

“I think people can feel the love that was poured into the creation of the space and that each book was carefully chosen,” she said.

For more, follow @loamlove on Instagram.

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I’ve been reading Seven Days for a couple of decades now, and I have to say “Upward Mobility” [August 17] is one of the very best stories I’ve seen.

The writing and the photographs were a fantastic humanistic portrayal of some people living in the trailer parks. There are so many stereotypes out there and so much dehumanization in regards to people living in trailer parks — to the point that I imagine it must be difficult to write a story such as this in a way that avoids playing into those stereotypes.

The article was handled in a documentary-style way that focused on the people, their lives and their chal lenges, all without undue editorializing, overexplanation or academic frameworks — and with great respect.

Bravo! Keep up the good work.


[Re “Calling the Shots,” September 14]: An aspect of Lost Nation Theater’s Both Eyes Open, about Annie Oakley late in life, might deserve more attention. It was a great show — well written, directed and produced.

The solo acting performance by Maura O’Brien, however, was more than great, beyond superlative. For 95 minutes, she held forth, seemingly without amplification in a fairly large room, speaking in all direc tions to an audience almost surrounding her, expressing emotions, conversing with invisible associates and acquaintances, energetically circling the stage, command ing it with her voice and body. During those 95 minutes, she walked a tightrope without a net. As the only person onstage, she had to keep the theater alive, crackling with her energy, no one else’s.

The first thing was to remember her lines. It’s a basic assignment for any thes pian with a spoken role in a play, of course. But O’Brien did so employing a broad range of feeling and memory, entertain ing and engaging an audience, projecting and performing. Some of us believe we are capable of 95 such minutes at a summer picnic, a bar or a dinner. Yes, it would be a feat of nature to do so, but imagine how unpleasant for everyone observing.

In contrast, Lost Nation’s production and O’Brien’s performance were a triumph. Sort of amazing. And really delicious.

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[Re “Friends Mourn Tony Redington, Burl ington’s Most Outspoken Transportation Advocate,” August 25, online]: For the past six weeks, a group of residents in the Queen City Park neighborhood of South Burling ton has been standing at the corner of Pine Street and Queen City Park Road passing out flyers, informing motorists about where Pine Street will dead-end at Queen City Park Road. This planned closing is part of the design of the Champlain Parkway.

The drivers who stop to take a flyer — about two in 10 — say they are angry that Pine Street might be closed. About a third don’t even know about the Champlain Parkway. They ask, “What’s happening to our communities?” and “What are the alternatives?” and “What can we do?” The flyers provide information about those alternatives with the Champlain RIGHT way project.

There has been no significant change in the Parkway design since it was solidi fied in about 2010. There is a better way, though! The Champlain RIGHTway alternative, as proposed by the Pine Street Coalition, would place a roundabout where Pine Street meets Queen City Park Road. Other improvements include adding additional roundabouts, wider walkways and bicycle lanes. The Railyard Enterprise Project would relieve conges tion from the Maple-and-King-streets neighborhood by cutting over before Curtis Lumber. What a relief, hey!

If you want to get involved or sign the Champlain RIGHTway petition, please contact me at woodchuck37@hotmail. com or 658-9974.


I was delighted to see the recent Seven Days cover article on Melinda Moulton and her work to transform the Burling ton waterfront [“Flower Powerhouse,” August 31]. Thank you, too, for covering the passing of Tony Redington [“Friends Mourn Tony Redington, Burlington’s Most Outspoken Transportation Advo cate,” August 25, online]. The Webster’s definition of “perseverance” should list both Melinda and Tony. Both of them exemplify what individuals can do to make big impacts, leveraging their skills with public policy to create real, lasting change.

Tony started his roundabout advocacy from a position in state government — it was not actually his job — in the early ’80s, leading to the first roundabout in Brattleboro and now dozens across the state. In his eighties, he biked Burlington, continuing to demand transportation changes that would put people first.

And I had the privilege to rent space from Melinda three times at 1 Main, participating for more than two decades in her efforts to bring Amtrak back to the Queen City. None of that was easy. But Melinda never gave up. And the vision is now reality.

We have a lot to thank her and Tony for! All aboard.

is that “public” is a noun, and the subject is “you,” meaning all of us. Now, the last time I diagrammed a sentence was in middle school, some 48 years ago, but I am pretty sure that my English teacher would have had a problem with that.

I am dismayed that Vermont Public’s response to its lousy new name is to say it once every minute or two during “Morn ing Edition” and “All Things Considered.”

I have been tuning my radio to 89.5 for 40 years now. I know 89.5 is Vermont Public Radio, or used to be. I don’t need to hear how each sentence uttered on 89.5 has been “brought to me by Vermont Public.”

It is kind of like encouraging people to keep sniffing a corpse flower because, after enough sniffs, it will stop smelling like a corpse and start smelling like dirty old socks.

Vermont Public still stinks to me, no matter how many times I hear it. I have actually started to listen to other stations on the radio just to avoid hearing it 30 times an hour. The other stations are really quite good, and there is a plethora of them on SiriusXM.

I suppose Vermont Public could do what Meta, another ridiculous name, did with its Facebook and Instagram brand names. That way, we could keep VPR and Vermont Public Television, and the big suits at Vermont Public could keep their new baby: Vermont Public what?


Last week’s cover story, “The $165,000,000 Question,” misstated South End resident Deena Frankel’s role in Burlington schools. As a Vermont master naturalist, she only observed classes there.

The news story titled “Refer endum Redo” contained an error. Weybridge residents voted against withdrawing from the Addison Central School District.


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Sticky Situations

Cannapreneurs and town governments are still hashing out local regulation

Out in the Field

Cannabis compliance agents ensure that Vermont growers know — and follow — the rules

Royalton’s Two Cents

Dollar General stakes a claim — and meets resistance — in Windsor County

Cartoon: How your weed makes its way to the shelf

Branding Buds

Weed marketing firm CannaPlanners helps clients move beyond tired pot tropes

High Standards

When legal weed goes on sale in Vermont, it must be in recyclable, nonplastic containers

What’s in Store?

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Wing and a Prayer TURNmusic premieres a multimedia piece about women who lived and died in flight

Top of the World Slate roofer Bob Volk Jr. works with a prosthetic leg Encore!

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Looking Out

At “Exposed” in Stowe, sculptors consider the future

Roofer Robert Volk Jr., aka Bobby, has been working on slate roofs in Vermont since he moved here in 1986. He kept going even after his leg was amputated in 2019. Eva Sollberger met Bobby when he fixed her roof in 2007 and finally convinced him to let her share his story. She filmed him as he was working on her roof again in September.

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Welcome Diversion

Once a year for a month, a historic home in the coolest corner of Calais becomes a pop-up art gallery. Fleeting as the fall, the Art at the Kent show features 20 Vermont artists working in all manner of media. Selected by a trio of expert curators, their paintings, prints, sculptures, handblown glass and other creations fill every inch of the otherwise empty edifice — itself a work of art — and dot the grounds outside.

The building has no insulation, so you have to dress according to the weather, which on Saturday was glorious. My friend Erin and I were all ready for “Interplay,” as this year’s show is called, when on County Road north of Montpelier, we hit a detour.

The sign didn’t actually say “Road closed ahead,” though we discovered it was. There was only an arrow pointing in the direction of a side road neither of us knew. With no map or internet, we followed a mostly dirt route in the general direction of Adamant. It narrowed briefly to one tree-lined lane but also brought us past some of the most spectacular barns — and vistas — I’ve seen anywhere in Vermont.

Was the diversion part of the show? I wouldn’t put it past cocurators Nel Emlen, Allyson Evans and David Schutz. It turned out to be an apropos way to happen upon the Kents’ Corner State Historic Site, which once lodged travelers on the old stage road between Canada and Montpelier. Instead of an inn, we found “a merry convention of creativity,” as Seven Days cofounder Pamela Polston described the show in last week’s art review. And, in one of many carefully considered corners, there was a tribute to my late friend and neighbor, community artist Maggie Sherman. Art at the Kent closes on October 9.

Next stop: Barre, the urban opposite of Kents’ Corner, a central Vermont city with a colorful past and all the makings for a 21st-century rinascimento. In an alley off North Main Street, we found Little Italy in the spacious, hip Pearl Street Pizza serving “grandma”-style slices that were huge and every bit as good as Seven Days food writer Jordan Barry promised. The pizza place has a symbiotic relationship with Pete Roscini Colman’s AR Market — a neighborhood grocery store with an Italian flair — which occupies the other side of the historic Homer Fitts department store. Colman owns the building and has turned the back of it into a dry-cure plant for his Vermont Salumi business.

From there, it was a short walk to the Barre Opera House for a performance by music legend Sir Richard Thompson. We got two of the last tickets for the sold-out show and found our seats in the balcony just in time for the opening duo, Willa Mamet and Paul Miller. Yes, that Mamet. I don’t think I’d been inside the historic hall since renovations began, almost 30 years ago.

Beautifully restored, it was the perfect place to hear guitar-playing Thompson, who is essentially a one-man band. The acoustics were so good, in fact, that the guy next to me complained that the sound of my clapping hurt his ears. He wore a mask, as did a large percentage of the audience — a reminder that while things may seem “normal,” they are decidedly not. I stopped applauding for Thompson’s mid-song virtuoso guitar play but noticed my neighbor was still plugging his ears between songs in anticipation of my expressions of appreciation.

At one point, he leaned toward me, put his hands over my head and clapped super loudly — presumably to show me how it felt. I got the message: People are weird right now. Rather than risk getting thrown over the balcony, I stopped applauding altogether.

I held my end-of-show bravos, too, so I’m clapping very loudly now for bustling Barre and beautiful, always surprising central Vermont.

Paula Routly

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Bound for Glory

Weston Theater’s final show of the season, Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, opens this week at Walker Farm. Between four performers, more than 20 instruments, and a slate of beloved songs such as “This Land Is Your Land” and “So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Yuh,” the story of this legendary troubadour is brought to life onstage.



Good Luck and Good Truck

At long last, Outright Vermont’s biggest fundraiser is back in person on Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace. The Fire Truck Pull sees teams that have raised at least $3,000 for queer and trans youth attempt to pull a fully loaded fire truck up the street. Spectating is free, and trophies up for grabs include not just Fastest Pull but also Most $$ Raised and Best Costume.




Vermont Humanities kicks off its Where We Land Fall Festival with an appearance by best-selling young adult author Jason Reynolds at Wilson Hall in Middlebury College’s McCullough Student Center. Reynolds speaks about the process of collaborating with author and activist Ibram X. Kendi on Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, a young reader “remix” of Kendi’s anti-racism primer for adults.



Modern Art

The Southern Vermont Arts Center’s newest exhibit, “Many Americas: Art Meets History,” fills the Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum & Galleries in Manchester with two dozen works and installations by a stellar lineup of artists. The show deals in questions of history, where the United States’ many histories diverge and how these competing versions of the past influence civic discourse in the present day.



The Bear Necessities

Libation lovers flock to Bears & Brews at St. Johnsbury’s Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium for a flavorful taste of fall. Attendees sample craft beers from some of New England’s finest nano- and microbreweries, view a planetarium show, take selfies with the taxidermy, and enjoy the autumnal outdoors.



Jaws of Death

Black Flannel Brewing & Distilling in Essex offers a devilishly delectable start to spooky season with Murder Mystery Dinner: Italian Style. Over a feast of Italian wedding soup, chicken parmigiana and beet panna cotta, guests gather to solve the murder of renowned restaurateur Guiseppe “Pepi” Roni — and one of the diners did it.



Car Wars

Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre throws its biggest bash yet for the 60th Vermont Milk Bowl Drivers vie for the chance to kiss the cow at the end of it all — as well as win prizes totaling more than $100,000, spread across the winners of various qualifiers, time trials and the central race.


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Cannabis Cornucopia

The bounty of Vermont’s legal weed industry is coming — slowly — to a store near you

It’s finally here.

Vermonters have waited years — hell, decades — for the state’s regulated, adultuse cannabis market, which is scheduled to “open” on Saturday, October 1. By the time you read this, sales may have already begun.

But the opening will not be as grand as once hoped. Industrywide delays in licensing, grow ing and manufacturing mean the rollout will be slow and methodical over weeks or even months. Outdoor grow ers are only now preparing to harvest their crops, so retailers are expecting that consumer demand will far exceed supply.

To be fair, it’s pretty amaz ing that Vermont has even reached this point. The state law legalizing weed sales was enacted in October 2020, and the legislature tasked a newly created Cannabis Control Board with creating the entire system. Gov. Phil Scott appointed the three board members in late March 2021, giving them about a year to create guidance, fees, rules and other regulations before the first licenses were issued.

A minor kink can throw a lot of things off. Take the recent bottleneck at Bia Diagnostics, one of only two labs licensed to test cannabis products in Vermont. Earlier this month, a machine that detects pesticides broke down, and it took about a week to repair, co-owner Robin Grace said. That delayed some results, which are needed before a product can be sold. The Colchester company is currently promising a 10-day turnaround for new samples. That could change as more outdoor growers harvest their crops during the busy month of October.

“We are running as fast as we can,” Grace said.

As of this writing, the state has approved only a handful of stores to sell cannabis, though more licenses are in the pipeline. Early on, retailers expect to have a limited quantity and variety of products because of supply chain issues and multiple delays in the licensing and testing processes.

Cannabis Issue

Todia and crew will likely have some intense competition in Burlington, Vermont’s most popu lous city. Anticipating that, the city council created its own CANNA BIS CONTROL COMMISSION , which will review applica tions for all who want to operate locally. Burlington is one of nearly two dozen munici palities that have added an extra layer of oversight; Chel sea Edgar examined what the additional red tape means for canna

And don’t forget about the state regulations. Every weed biz in Vermont can expect a visit from a CANNABIS , whose job it is to ensure that operators know the rules. Colin Flanders spent a day in the field with the weed indus try’s version of law enforcement

One regulation in particular is vexing growers and retailers. BANNED PLASTIC for cannabis products, meaning operators are scrambling for alternatives. Kevin McCal lum explored the repercussions

Manufacturers of weed-infused food, candy and even drinks will need to figure out how they’ll package their goodies. Jordan Barry caught up with four cannapreneurs who have high hopes for the EDIBLE — AND DRINKABLE — MARKET (page 38).

Staffing those stores: Trained “budtenders” who will help customers navi gate the various wares. Ken Picard visited a class to find out just what these STUDENTS OF CANNABIS are learning (page 26).

In Rutland, the owners of MOUNTAIN GIRL CANNABIS plan to open on October 1, but they’ll offer just flower and pre-rolled joints to start. Dan Bolles got a behind-the-scenes look at the shop, which was still under construction when he visited (page 36).

Middlebury retailer FLŌRA Cannabis, too, will only have cannabis flower for sale on Saturday, “given how late in the game manufacturers were licensed and how

backed up the testing lab is,” co-owner Dave Silberman said. He’s planning a ribbon-cutting to celebrate his store’s grand opening.

A third retailer, Ceres Collaborative in Burlington, was pretty confident — but not certain — it would open on October 1. The company got approval for its shop on College Street but was still waiting for the state to actually issue its license, chief operating officer Russ Todia said.

“We’re waiting on printing some labels until we know what that license number is,” Todia said.

But before it gets to a store shelf, that cannabis product takes a meandering, monthslong journey. Gabrielle Tinnirello sketched out the trip from SEED TO SALE (page 28).

In the end, every product will compete to stand out. Picard profiles the brains behind CANNAPLANNERS , a Burlingtonbased digital marketing firm that wants to become “the of the cannabis industry” (page 30).

There’ll be more to come as Vermont’s cannabis industry grows and expands; we’ll keep you up to date on the latest. But for now, here’s a taste of the future. m





Sticky Situations

Cannapreneurs and town governments are still hashing out local regulation

When Jahala Dudley sought a permit in the spring to convert a barn on her flower farm in Plainfield into a cannabis nursery, she recalled, a Development Review Board member asked her an interesting question: How did Dudley think the town should classify cannabis cultivation in its zoning bylaws?

To Dudley, the answer seemed obvious. “I wanted to say ‘farming,’” she said, “but that’s not allowed.”

Vermont law specifically excludes cannabis from its definition of agricultural products, which means that its cultivation

is subject to municipal zoning regulations from which other farming activities — the construction of a greenhouse for tomatoes, for instance — are generally exempt. The Vermont Cannabis Control Board, which grants licenses and oversees every aspect of the industry, requires entrepreneurs such as Dudley to satisfy local permitting requirements before they can legally grow or sell pot.

But the state board has no authority to tell municipalities how to address

cannabis establishments in their bylaws, leaving town and city o cials to figure out the scope of their regulatory power as the adult-use market o cially opens in Vermont. The ploddings of municipal bureaucracy — and, in certain cases, unexpected red tape — are testing the patience of some would-be early movers in cannabusiness.

Some Vermonters Will Vote Before Financial Disclosures Are Filed

When Vermont voters cast ballots on two proposed amendments to the state constitution in the coming days, many will do so before they know how much various groups are spending to influence the outcomes.

at’s because groups known as public question committees don’t need to file campaign finance disclosures until October 9, or 30 days before the general election.

In Vermont, mail-in ballots go out to all 440,000 active registered voters beginning this week, 45 days before the election.

e mismatch undermines efforts to provide greater transparency about money in politics. But Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos said the 30-day requirement existed before voting by mail and was geared toward local ballot measures, not statewide ones.

“I don’t think the legislature was actually contemplating the fact that constitutional amendment questions would fall under this,” Condos said.

e gap is relatively small, just about 15 days, but plenty of voters fill out their ballots and return them right away. at means they’ll do so before the spending disclosures are filed.

State law requires any entity that spends $1,000 or more in an election cycle advocating a position on a public question to file two expenditure reports before Election Day: 30 days and 10 days prior. Another report is due two weeks after it.

Vermont lawmakers passed the measure in 2013 in the wake of Citizens’ United, the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that barred restrictions on independent campaign spending by corporations.

at was long before the pandemic led lawmakers to implement mail-in voting, said Sen. Jeanette White (D-Windham), the outgoing chair of the Government Operations Committee.

e issue hasn’t come up more recently because there hasn’t been a statewide public question since 2010, when 17-year-olds won the right to vote in primaries if they turn 18 by the general election.

“It should probably be changed to 50 or 60 days before the election so there is some understanding of who is spending money before people start voting,” White wrote in an email.


in the Field

Cannabis compliance agents ensure that Vermont growers know — and follow — the rules

Their title brings to mind someone in a suit, aviator sunglasses and a big black SUV. But Vermont’s new cannabis compliance agents lean more toward flannel shirts and baby blue Priuses.

Michael DiTomasso, an unassum ing 32-year-old with an environmental science degree, is one of four people whose job it is to inspect cannabis busi nesses and report back to the Vermont Cannabis Control Board. He and his clipboard-carrying colleagues have been crisscrossing the state this summer in an attempt to visit more than 240 cannabis businesses now licensed in Vermont.

That DiTomasso looks more like a hip high school teacher than some Federal Bureau of Investigation recruit is by design. While the control board’s primary task is to ensure that the legal weed industry operates safely and fairly, it must also build trust with a community

board months behind schedule, and the resulting application pileup threatened to jeopardize the fall outdoor harvest season. Fearing they might lose out, some growers started planting while their applications were pending — a technically illegal move that the control board, in a show of good faith, has said it would overlook.

Then the board wasn’t able to fully staff its compliance team until August, three months after the first cultivation license was issued.

Agents are now racing to check in with every grower before their first harvests.

Despite the rocky launch, many newly licensed cannabis cultivators have been more than happy to welcome an arm of the state into their fields. It means they’re one step closer to establishing themselves in the legal market.

“Folks who’ve decided that they want to do this legally are more than willing to jump through the hoops,” Cary Giguere, the control board’s director of compli ance and former head of the state’s hemp program, said.

It’s helped that the inspectors aren’t just empty suits. They were hired based on their knowledge of the cannabis plant and good growing practices, which has helped them offer technical resources for cultivators. “They really know what they’re talking about,” Pepper said.

generally suspicious of the government — which is natural, considering the plant’s patchwork legal status across the United States. That means the agents take an education-first approach and sometimes even offer technical support.

It’s an odd position for the regula tors, who find themselves both industry cheerleaders and rule enforcers. But it’s a stance that the board said it must embrace if it hopes to convince some longtime illicit pot growers to go legit.

“We know we have good growers out there in Vermont; they’re legendary, to some degree. But this is an industry that has thrived in an unregulated space,” control board chair James Pepper said. “To get them into the market, [they] have to take this leap of faith with us.”

There have been some precarious moments. Early delays put the control

DiTomasso once grew weed for a medical dispensary in Vermont and spent the last three years as an inspector for the state’s hemp program. That helped him meet many people who are now licensed to grow weed.

The four inspectors each have dedi cated coverage zones. DiTomasso is responsible for Addison County, Orange County, Grand Isle County and parts of Washington County. The agents can perform unannounced inspections, but they have been trying to schedule their initial visits ahead of time, DiTomasso said, out of courtesy and recognition that many growers still have full-time jobs. He has inspected about 40 grow operations since joining the team in mid-August.

The board hopes to hire at least two more compliance agents in the coming

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Parties Resolve Long-Standing CityPlace Project Lawsuits

At long last, the litigation holding up the stalled CityPlace Burlington project was resolved last week with the stroke of a pen.

Motions signed by Chittenden County Superior Court Judge Helen Toor effectively dismissed two lawsuits: one brought by a citizen group against the developers and a countersuit from said developers.

Sticky Situations

“It’s chaos, to be honest,” said A.J. LaRosa, a Burlington attorney who specializes in zoning and land-use law. “And it’s chaos that only springs up when people are, like, halfway into the system.”

By the time a cannabis applicant appears before their local zoning administrator or Development Review Board, they’ve likely already bought land, signed a lease or otherwise invested a healthy chunk of their savings into their enterprise.

Dudley said she braced herself for an arduous permitting battle, but her experi ence with the Town of Plainfield turned out to be fairly painless. After a perfunctory hearing — “There were more dogs than people at that meeting,” she joked — the Development Review Board signed off on her proposal as a home occupation, a zoning designation that allows commercial enterprises on residential property. Her grow house will supply some of the weed to the dispensary Dudley hopes to open in the near future on South Union Street in downtown Burlington, between Folino’s Pizza and the Wallflower Collective.

said, she thinks she might be open by midNovember, at the earliest.

John Franco, the attorney repre senting Barbara McGrew, Lynn Martin, Michael Long and Steve Goodkind, said his clients were tired of fighting. The group had actively opposed the project since 2017.

“This was sort of like the Hundred Years’ War,” he said. “My clients are in their seventies and retirees, and they wanted to move on.”

With the lawsuits resolved, the project can theoretically move toward construction. Developers have said for years that litigation — including other suits filed by the city and a rival developer — have prevented the project from obtaining financing.

The CityPlace saga has dragged on for years. In 2014, former project owner Don Sinex pitched redeveloping the aging Burlington Town Center mall into 14-story towers with shops, apartments and a hotel. He tore down the mall in 2017, but construction delays have left a now-infamous pit in the center of town.

Franco’s clients filed the lawsuit in 2019 to enforce a previous court settle ment. Sinex had agreed to build 200 additional parking spaces for a total of 967 spots, but updated plans showed a fraction of that number.

In May, Sinex sold his 50 percent stake in the project to three local devel opers — Dave Farrington of Farrington Construction, Al Senecal of Omega Electric Construction and Scott Ireland of S.D. Ireland. The partners negotiated a new settlement with Franco in June, but because Sinex made the original deal, the parties needed a court order allowing the new development team to take over and end the litigation. m

Dudley, whose company, Grass Queen, is mostly women- and queer-owned, obtained her cultivation license this summer from the state Cannabis Control Board and is still waiting on her retail license. She said she had no trouble getting a zoning permit for her shop in Burling ton, but she was surprised to learn, in mid-August, that the city would require her to secure yet another permit through Burlington’s newly formed Cannabis Control Commission, which consists of the 12 members of the city council.

Dudley, along with three other canna bis business owners, got the green light during the September 19 city council meeting. If all goes according to plan, she

While towns must vote to allow retail sales, as some 70 have done so far, cultivation is legal statewide. Twenty-three towns and cities, including Burlington, have opted to create their own cannabis control commis sions, which municipalities can form at any time to add another round of vetting for proposed cannabis establishments.

In Stowe, which has not yet voted to allow retail cannabis, town officials are trying to preempt the arrival of dispensa ries by coming up with new zoning rules to restrict where such businesses can operate. “As a community, we don’t want to be known as ‘the party town,’” said Billy Adams, chair of the Stowe Selectboard and, as of earlier this month, the town’s local cannabis control commission.

Dudley said she can understand why town and city officials would want to exercise as much control as they can over the local market for a substance that’s still federally illegal. But navigating state and municipal cannabis rules, she said, has demanded Job-like patience.

“For business owners, it’s not just about being flexible,” Dudley said. “It’s about, like, being liquid.”

The purview of local control boards is relatively narrow — as with liquor licenses, they can revoke a cannabis permit if the business owner isn’t complying with noise or nuisance ordinances. More informally, these commis sions can serve as a venue for the energetic public discourse that cannabis is liable to gener ate. In Burlington, a group of Old North End residents sent a letter earlier this month to the city’s cannabis control commission upon learning that a dispen sary was slated to go into a vacant medical supply store in their neighborhood.

“I think we’d just gotten to — I’ll name it myself — a fear-based place about what was going to happen there and whether we were going to have channels through which we could have a dialogue about it,” said Esther George, who lives in Convent Square, a residential block around the corner from the proposed dispensary on North Avenue. She said she now feels reas sured that the city’s permit review process will provide a forum for that dialogue, but as a therapist, she has reservations about making cannabis more accessible.

“I’m just worried that it’s going to be in the fabric of our culture and that young people will assume it’s harmless,” she said. The image of her daughter getting on the school bus outside of a cannabis retailer, she added, “just feels weird.” (The owner of the business, Euphoria Cannabis Prod ucts, was not available for an interview.)

In Charlotte, several residents recently took to Front Porch Forum to express dismay at the prospect of a cannabis greenhouse on Prindle Road, in a bucolic part of town with scenic vistas of the Green Mountains to the east. “This isn’t some nice little hemp farm,” wrote the journalist Adam Davidson, who moved to Charlotte during the pandemic. “It’s an industrial operation that gives off massive amounts of pollution.”

The growers, Red Clover Canopies, have obtained a tier 1 cultivation license, which covers canopies of 1,000 square feet or less — the smallest category in the state’s permitting system.

Nevertheless, Davidson told Seven Days he was concerned about research suggest ing that intensive cannabis cultivation can release harmful compounds.

“There’s a process of figuring out what environmental pollution is safe to be near residential areas,” said Davidson, who lives about a third of a mile from the site of the proposed greenhouse. “It just

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seems clear to me that the jury is very much out on cannabis cultivation, and we don’t have the resources, as a town of 3,000 people, to be figuring that one out on our own.” Davidson acknowl edged that dairy farms, of which there are several in Charlotte, are also known polluters. But while he “kind of likes” the scent of manure, he explained, cannabis, for him, is a different story.

“I don’t like the smell of cannabis,” he said.

Another Charlotte resident shared a communiqué that she’d sent to town offi cials in which she raised concerns about the security measures — “tall” fencing, a “loud” alarm system, “24/7 lighting inside and out” — that a year-round grow opera tion might need. “I am advocating that we preserve the quiet rural nature of our community,” she wrote in her Front Porch Forum post.

LaRosa, who represents the growers, declined to comment.

The legislature’s classification of cannabis as “nonagricultural” was meant to ensure that communities would have greater jurisdiction over the industry blos soming in their midst, according to Sen. Phil Baruth (D/P-Chittenden), one of the cosponsors of the 2020 legalization bill.

“We give extraordinary latitude to agri culture and agricultural products, and we didn’t want to do that for cannabis,” Baruth said. “The worry was that if cannabis was an agricultural product, there would be a move to sell it at farmers markets and at roadside stands. So the idea was to make sure we still had complete control, from seed to sale.”

With the exception of outdoor grow ers whose crop size is less than 1,000

square feet, all other cultivators are beholden to local zoning requirements, which has created a weedy conundrum for some town officials: If planting half an acre of cannabis or building a green house for year-round cultivation isn’t agricultural development, then what is it, exactly?

“That’s definitely been a point of confu sion with both applicants and municipal officials,” said Nellie Marvel, the outreach and education manager for the state Cannabis Control Board. She recently led a training with the Vermont League of

In crafting its cannabis policy, LaRosa said, “the legislature didn’t need to say what needs to be said, which is what culti vation [means] for municipal regulation, period.” Basically, as he put it, “it’s up to 250 municipalities to figure that out on their own.”

Darrick Granai, the founder of Bushy Beard Cultivation in Derby, said he had to enlist a lawyer to secure approval from

frustrating,” Granai said. “I think what it came down to was, they didn’t want to get themselves in any type of trouble, but I really felt like they were looking for any way to not allow it, as opposed to trying to make it work.”

Ultimately, the state control board clarified that the town could approve Granai’s application as agriculture for zoning purposes, and the board gave him its blessing in late March. In addition to several thousand dollars in attorney fees, Granai estimates that he paid at least $100,000 more than he’d anticipated for construction materials as a result of price increases during the ruminations. His goal now, he said, is to get plants in the ware house by early November, with the aim of having products for sale by February, months later than he’d hoped.

Cities & Towns to help municipal leaders get their bearings in this uncharted regula tory landscape.

According to Marvel, state law does not prohibit municipalities from classifying cannabis cultivation as agriculture in their zoning codes. But state law also stipulates that cannabis establishments must comply with zoning bylaws, which, in most cases, do not apply to agriculture. The result of those apparently conflicting statutes, said LaRosa, the Burlington attorney, is a great deal of confusion.

the town Development Review Board to turn an 8,000-square-foot warehouse into an indoor grow facility. For almost

The process was a learning experience for the town, Judy Nommik, a member of Derby’s Development Review Board, acknowledged. “Some people have personal feelings that slow them down in their thinking a little bit, which is OK,” Nommik said. In her view, the essence of Granai’s operation is agricultural, even if state law makes a distinction between cannabis cultivation and other horti cultural enterprises. Her feeling on the subject, she said, is that “begonias are begonias.”

The Town of Derby has since revised its bylaws to include cannabis retail and cultivation establishments, which zoning administrator Bob Kelley hopes will make the process easier for future

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Royalton’s Two Cents

Dollar General stakes a claim — and meets resistance — in Windsor County

It’s been almost six years since residents of Royalton fought off wealthy Utah businessman David Hall’s plan to build a utopian city in rural Windsor County. Now, they’re contending with a more familiar outsider: Dollar General.

The ubiquitous discount chain says it hopes to break ground soon for a store on Route 14 outside South Royalton village, a project that has provoked official opposi tion from the town and regional planning commissions. As in several other Vermont communities where Dollar General has made advances, the development proposal has divided residents. Some look forward to less costly shopping trips, while others worry about the effect of Dollar General on local businesses and the character of the town.

Local opponents say they already have everything they need in the village center: a quirky, independent food cooperative, a cozy coffee shop, an iconic deli and a reli able mini-mart. Home to Vermont Law & Graduate School, Royalton has some bustle despite its sleepy feel and modest population of 2,855. A bucolic image of the town is featured in the opening of the show “Gilmore Girls.”

Last week inside the co-op, the South Royalton Market, a steady flow of custom ers picked up supplies for dinner. “This is the place people move to because there’s not that kind of development,” Marion Lent, an employee, said.

Dollar General — which has more than 18,000 stores in 47 states — has been expanding its presence in Vermont. The publicly traded company operates 39 retail stores in the state, a marked increase from the roughly 15 locations it had in 2013. It caters to rural customers who make less than $40,000 a year, according to an analy sis from Business Insider

Two earlier attempts by Dollar General to build a Royalton store failed to win permits under Act 250 — Vermont’s

land-use and development law — because the proposed locations, well outside the town center, did not comply with regional planning standards. The current proposal also locates the building outside South Royalton village, renewing concerns about sprawl and competition with local stores.

“When we undermine our downtowns, we ultimately undermine the viability of rural communities,” said Ben Doyle, presi dent of the Preservation Trust of Vermont, a group dedicated to protecting the Green Mountain State’s character. And while Dollar General offers affordable goods, its profits are sent out of state, subverting the resilience of rural economies, he said.

Residents first became aware of plans to build a 10,640-square-foot building north of South Royalton village when Aubuchon Hardware submitted an Act 250 application. The land, next to a hayfield, is adjacent to the former Welch’s True Value Hardware store and only about 15 miles from the nearest Dollar General, in Randolph.

While Aubuchon officials have claimed they don’t know yet who the tenants of the new building will be, Valley News columnist Jim Kenyon dug up a “memo randum of lease” at the Royalton Town Clerk’s Office that showed Dollar General had reached a 15-year agreement with Aubuchon Realty to occupy the proposed building.

Though Aubuchon told the Valley News that delays in the permitting process led Dollar General to walk away from the deal, local contractor Chad Barnaby told Seven Days he had been approached by a devel oper looking for help on a Dollar General in that location. (He said he turned it down, explaining, “We do not need another Dollar General on the planet.”) In addition, Dollar General is advertising on LinkedIn for a South Royalton store manager.

“There’s not a lot of goodwill based on the way they’ve gone about this,

playing the hide ball game,” Patrick Dakin, a member of the Royalton Plan ning Commission, said. “We feel rather disrespected at this point.” Eamon Moran, president of Aubuchon Realty, which is based in Concord, Mass., said he had no comment regarding Dollar General’s stake in the development permit.

In any event, Dollar General put the question to rest last Thursday. Responding to an inquiry from Seven Days, its public relations office said the company was finishing its due diligence for the Route 14 store. “Based on our current timeline, we anticipate to break ground in the near future,” its statement said.

The store still needs state approval, though. Because Royalton has no zoning ordinance and the parcel is bigger than one acre, it’s subject to Act 250 review. So far, the District #3 Envi ronmental Commission has conducted a site visit and a public hearing, at which the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission opposed granting the permit. Peter Gregory, Two Rivers’ executive director, said the store would not comply with the regional plan, which states that principal retail should be located downtown — not in rural areas or along a highway. The Royalton Planning Commission has submit ted a letter opposing the project on the same grounds. The Act 250 panel is still receiving written comments from stakeholders; a decision is expected later this fall.

Residents’ reactions have been mixed. A post circulating on the Facebook page Let’s Talk Royalton has garnered dozens of comments as residents expressed their opposition or support.

A number of residents are excited about a Dollar General in Royalton, which would offer affordable goods closer to home.

Cheryl Clark, an employee of Visiting Nurse and Hospice, said her elderly clients

Community members holding a sign opposing Dollar General PHOTOS: BEN DEFLORIO The proposed location of Dollar General in Royalton

— especially those on a fixed income — would benefit from a nearby Dollar General. They often ask her to purchase food for them at the Dollar General in Randolph because the prices are better than at Shaw’s supermarket. For these community members, every penny counts.

“Not everybody can afford the town prices,” Clark said. “I don’t shop in town. The prices are too high.”

Among those opposing the store is resident Hoyt Bingham, one of a dozen people who distributed petitions against locating a Dollar General outside the village. They gathered more than 275 signatures, 132 of them from Royalton residents — more than a third of the number who voted at town meeting last year — and submitted them to the town’s selectboard and planning board.

“We’re not saying we hate the store, that we don’t want you to shop there,” Bingham said. “It’s really about what it does to the character of our community.”

Bingham is aware the petition has no real weight. “I feel like we’re kind of limited by the proceedings that are happening right now,” Bingham said.

In the face of these divisions in town, the Royalton Selectboard has stayed neutral; chair Tim Murphy said he gets the argu ments from both sides. For now, however, he wants more transparency from Aubu chon about who it’s working with.

Royalton opponents are not the first to challenge Dollar General’s plans for their community. Thus far, at least three other communities — Chester, Poultney and St. Albans — have resisted the chain unsuc cessfully. Shawn Cunningham, a leader in Chester’s fight, said success requires strong zoning regulations and municipal support.

Back at South Royalton Market, Lent took a break from bagging groceries to consider the future of her town. Outside, rain poured steadily down. A customer stopped shopping to listen in.

Lent recalled how local opposition in Royalton and neighboring towns defeated Hall, a Mormon from Utah who had big plans to create a 20,000-resident commu nity in the central Vermont hills, designed along lines laid out by Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism.

“We fought off David Hall,” Lent remembered. “Who’s to say we can’t do it again?” m

Rachel Hellman covers Vermont’s small towns for Seven Days . She is a corps member of Report for America, a national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms. Find out more at


Town of Lincoln Denies Beta Founder’s Private Airstrip Permit

The Town of Lincoln’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has reached a verdict on Beta Technologies founder Kyle Clark’s controversial proposal for a private airstrip at his home: nope.

The 7-1 decision, issued last week, marked the conclusion of a fourmonth hearing process that began in the spring. That’s when Marilyn Ganahl, whose property borders Clark’s, appealed the Lincoln zoning administrator’s decision to grant Clark a permit to turn a 1,500-by60-foot swath of field on his land into a private runway. Ganahl, who keeps rescue horses on her farm, was concerned that low-flying aircraft would disturb her animals and reduce property values.

Clark countered that his primary aircraft, a Pipistrel Alpha Electro, had a “nearly silent noise profile” and would cause minimal disruption to neighbors.

In the end, according to the 20page ruling, the decision hinged upon “whether airplane landing strips are customarily incidental to single-family homes.”

Ganahl’s lawyers, Claudine Safar and Christian Chorba, argued that the term “incidental” implied that the proposed use should be of “minor consequence” to abutters. Attorney John Mazzuchi, who represented Clark, urged the board to consider “a more fluid concept of what can be considered an ‘accessory use’ which evolves over time to accommodate the changing needs and modernized methods of commuting and travel by residential occupants.”

Through a Beta spokesperson, Clark declined to comment on the ruling; his attorney did not respond to an interview request. Reached by phone last Friday afternoon, Safar said her client was “pleased with the decision.” m

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months. The team will eventually inspect grow operations at least annually, while following up on any complaints that come in from the public.

Seven Days joined DiTomasso for a pair of morning inspections last week, start ing with a visit to Bridport, where two of DiTomasso’s former hemp acquaintances — Benjamin Fisher and Brennan Kensey — have been growing weed for their individual businesses. A black Labrador retriever named Opal raced around their legs as Fisher and Kensey led DiTomasso down a path toward a four-acre, fenced-in field, the skunky smell of weed growing stronger with each step.

The Bridport operation is among Vermont’s largest, with the two men permitted to grow a combined 1,875 plants — 1,250 for Fisher, who has a tier 4 license, and 625 for Kensey, with tier 3 authori zation. Beyond sharing a field, however, they must keep their businesses entirely separate.

Fisher received his license in August, while Kensey got his in mid-September. They, like many others, started planting before their applications were approved, and they now expect to harvest most of their crop in the coming days.

Cannabis business owners must give the inspectors access to anywhere the plant is grown, stored or sold, as well as to a wide range of business documents, including testing results, surveillance logs and inventory records. Most growers have yet to harvest, so for now, inspectors are mainly looking to confirm that growers understand and follow rules for security, pesticide use and the need for lab testing.

Indoor operators have the strictest requirements. They must keep plants behind locked doors and maintain an around-the-clock camera monitoring system that stores footage for at least 30 days. The board might request that video if, say, someone got sick from a product created by the business.

Outdoor grow operations must hide their crops from the view of public roads and must also have some type of security in place. The more plants a grower has, the more steps they must take to secure them. The smallest growers, for instance, need to implement only one security measure, such as a fence, while the largest must also install camera and alarm systems, among other requirements.

Both indoor and outdoor growers of all sizes, meanwhile, can only use approved pesticides. And all crops must be tested for pesticides and THC potency before they can be sold.

As he approached Kensey and Fisher’s field, DiTomasso checked to make sure

that their fence gate had a lock and that they had cameras trained on the crops. He asked them to list the pesticides they used — then poked his head in a nearby shed to see if there were bottles of anything they didn’t mention. Later, he reviewed notebooks in which the growers were tracking data on the first few plants they had harvested.

DiTomasso also inquired about their future plans: whether they’d reached out to testing labs and either retailers or wholesalers. They had.

“We’re looking to get rid of it as fast as we can,” Fisher said, laughing.

DiTomasso did find one potential viola tion. The growers had tried to maintain two distinct sections in the field to differ entiate their businesses. But Kensey ran out of seeds partway through his final row, so Fisher finished it off with his own. They planted a tiny red flag as a line of demarcation, but DiTomasso suspected the board would almost certainly want clearer separation.

If the growers were annoyed, they didn’t show it. Fisher, noting that he only had about 10 plants in the row of concern, said he could be flexible. “If I need to, I can ixnay those,” he said with a shrug.

“Cool,” DiTomasso said. “I’ll get back to you on that.”

Half an hour later, DiTomasso pulled into the driveway of Devon Faulkner, who has been growing weed in his family’s large

detached garage. As one of more than 175 tier 1 license holders, Faulkner can legally cultivate up to 125 plants, or about 1,000 square feet. But he’s only running at about half capacity while he juggles a full-time job and a growing family; his wife recently gave birth to their second child.

“We’re not in a rush,” he said.

After DiTomasso toured the building, he and Faulkner spent a few minutes discussing the newly legal market. The grower, who had just swapped out his old grow lights for more energy-efficient ones, said he hoped to eventually take his hobby full time — so long as the market holds up.

DiTomasso’s inspections often end like this, with growers expressing a mix of excitement and anxiety about the market’s future. Some lost money growing hemp during that crop’s boom-bust cycle and are taking a more cautious approach with weed. Others are holding their breath to see how their crops fare over the next few weeks. The control board, meanwhile, seems equally anxious as it waits to see whether growers will be able to produce enough crop to meet the market’s early demand.

The compliance team’s role will gradually change as complaints come in from the public and agents start to learn which businesses they need to keep a closer eye on. Pepper, the board chair, acknowledged that the team will likely have to crack down on some bad actors over time.

For now, though, he’s not too worried.

“Most people have been waiting for this moment for a long time,” Pepper said. “They’re just so happy and anxious to finally be out of the shadows and into the daylight, doing what is their life passion — and getting a paycheck for it.” m

Michael DiTomasso during an inspection of a grow operation in Bridport Cannabis plants at Devon Faulkner’s indoor grow operation

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Charles Seleen

MARCH 1, 1950SEPTEMBER 19, 2022


Dr. Charles Seleen passed away in the Respite House on September 19, 2022, having lived a purposeful life of service to his patients, his profession, his community and his family.

Dr. Seleen cared for the dental health of three generations of families as dentist and director of Vermont Dental Care, with offices in Winooski and Barre. He pioneered Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries, supported school-based dental services, advocated for the state Tooth Fairy Program and staunchly defended Medicaid provisions for children’s dental care. He served on numerous boards and committees related to health care in Vermont and was a trusted resource for legislative committees and public institutions. He mentored dental externs in his office as an adjunct faculty member of the University of New England College of Dental Medicine, and he never stopped learning. He formed strong collaborative bonds with his peers to expand treatment opportunities for his patients and further develop his own skills. He took quiet pride in his induction into the International College of Dentistry. Dentistry was his passion.

But not his only passion! Chuck was a tennis pro and a master scuba diver. He taught tennis, ice diving and rescue diving, and he always made time to play catch with his daughter in the front yard. He commuted to work by bike for 38 years and incentivized alternative transportation for his staff. He rebuilt an old sports car that he rarely drove but tinkered with constantly.

Chuck’s passion for rescuing animals deserves a special mention. Under the auspices of New England English Springer Spaniel Rescue, he and his family rehomed about

60 unwanted dogs. e ones that were too “quirky” to place stayed with him. His favorite was Oliver, but he truly loved them all.

Chuck attended public schools in Dedham, Mass., and graduated from the University of Vermont and Tufts School of Dental Medicine. His first job in dentistry was with Vermont Dental Care, where he worked for roughly 50 years. His extended family included his predeceased parents, Arthur and Rita Seleen; his wife, Leanora Mead Terhune; his children, Wendy Sefert Harvey and Geoffrey Scott Sefert; his “sister,” Dr. Julie

Olin; dozens of fur kids; and his coworkers at VDC.

Chuck was trusted and loved as a husband, father, dentist, mentor, teacher and friend. A scholarship will be established in his name to support a deserving student at UNE who demonstrates public service through volunteer work or other efforts to address unmet dental needs in the community. Tax-deductible contributions may be made to Chuck’s Scholarship Fund, c/o Vermont Dental Care, 32B Malletts Bay Ave., Winooski, VT 05404. Donations of any amount are very welcome.

Tiki Amber Meaker Ward

FEBRUARY 23, 1976-AUGUST 30 2022 BARRE, VT.

Tiki Amber Meaker Ward, 46, of Barre, Vt., died peacefully in her home on August 30, 2022, her intense and beautiful life cut short by a rare cancer she had fought for almost a decade. As she held the hands of her brother Walter Ward and her great love, Terry Wendelken, her spirit passed into a sunny, blue-sky Tuesday afternoon. Also at her side were her best friend of 40 years, April McCandless, and dear friends Candice Greaves and Heather Milne Ritchie — the “Tiki-Team” — who kept close vigil over her for her last days, helping her be where she needed to be: in her home. She was surrounded all around with the colors of her large flower paintings, her lush and verdant plants, the jewellike fish swimming nearby in their bubbling aquariums, her photos of family, river stones, crystals and vintage books. Every corner of her world was bohemian, whimsical and cozy. is was her stronghold and her greatest medicine. She created this magic for herself and her beloved son and daughter, Kelman and Evie, into whom she poured every ounce of her love. She created this magic because that was her way. She was magic, pure and simple. She was a Barre native, born on February 23, 1976, to Walter Ward Sr. and Kristin (Ward) Haskins. She was always fiercely independent, a roughand-tumble Pippi Longstocking meets Alice in Wonderland. She graduated from Spaulding High in 1994. She worked in the service industry, in thrift retail, as a residential counselor and mentor for local mental health agencies, and as a nanny in California. In recent years, she focused great time and attention on her budding talent as an aquarist and was most proud being an artist. Her shows were few, but they were intensely beautiful and very personal victories. She defied her illness with her paintings of bright, glowing flowers, stars and astral schools of fish — all floating in vivid neon swirls of light. Full of wanderlust, she would gather all of her energy to take her kiddos on vacations, making sure to give them many memories to draw from. Holidays and birthdays meant piles of thoughtfully wrapped gifts in vintage paper and ribbons. She liked to give things that helped you be cozy. A step ahead, she would get

you things you didn’t knew you needed but now can’t live without. at was her way. Her voice was sweet and musical; her green, listening eyes would draw you in; and she had the sweetest smile — a woman all sparkle and effortlessly “cool.” Tiki knew how precious life was and made sure to tuck every ounce of beauty, love and color into it. She was a kindred spirit to so many. An amazing mother, devoted friend, companion and fighter, our Tiki was one of a kind, so humble and powerful. She lived twice as bright. She loved fully. She painted stars and flowers into the hearts of all she knew and will live there always.

She is survived by her children, Evie and Kelman Pirie; her soulmate, Terry Wendelken; her parents, Walter Ward Sr. and Kristin Haskins.; her brothers, Walt Ward and Del Haskins; her aunt and uncle, Diane and Alan Williams; her cousins Abbey Meaker, Cristy Jo Ward and Sonya Ward Tobin, among many others; her children’s father, James Pirie, and their Topsham grandparents, Sue and Ed Pirie; her stepmother, Becky Ward; and her stepbrothers, Aaron, Ryan and Travis. She was predeceased by her heroes, Grampa Sheldon Meaker, Grammy Bonnie Meaker and Uncle Kip. And special nod to all of her fish, her plants, her garden fairies and her Siamese cat, Kittn’.

A celebration of life will be held at Hugo’s Bar and Grill, 118 Main St., Montpelier, VT on Saturday, October 15, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Donations for her forever memorial at the Green Mount Cemetery can be made to Heather Milne Ritchie, 2780 Country Club Rd., Barre, VT 05641.

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John David Alexander BorthwickLeslie



John David Alexander

Borthwick-Leslie died peace fully after a long illness, at the age of 87, on August 26, 2022, in Shelburne, Vt., surrounded by his family. The only child of Dr. Kathleen Borthwick and Dr. Walter Leslie, David was born in February 1935, in Fort Garry, Manitoba.

Raised for the most part by his mother, he attended boarding school while she was a major with the Canadian army during the Second World War. He graduated from Viscount Alexander High School in Fort Garry in 1952 and went on to graduate with a BS in engi neering from the University of Manitoba in 1957. During college, he was an aerospace engineering officer with the Canadian Air Force.

After graduation, he relo cated to Longueuil, Québec, to work for Pratt & Whitney Canada. He stayed with P&WC for 33 years, after starting as a junior engineer, helping to de sign and test aircraft engines.

Susan Farrow

Susan Harwell Farrow, age 79, who was born in Orange, N.J., to Doris Shull Erb and George Hartwell Erb, passed away on September 14, 2022, after a long, excruciating struggle with dementia. Susan will be remembered by many for her endless kindness and her creative, loving energy. She was always the life of every party and enjoyed sharing her wonderful sense of humor and contagious optimism, which earned her the moniker “Bubbles” from her grandson. In art and in life, she found beauty in everything — her glass was always far more than half full.

Susan went to Antioch College in Ohio but chose to

In 1971, he relocated his fam ily to Wichita, Kan., where he inaugurated a branch office.

In 1980, he lived in Cambridge, Mass., while completing the Harvard advanced manage ment program. He became the manager of North American marketing before returning to Longueuil in 1981 as the direc tor of airline support. When returning to work in Canada, he and his wife, Joyce, chose to buy 12 acres of lakeshore property in Grand Isle, Vt., where they designed and built a solar home. He retired from P&WC in 1990, then worked for five years in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as a manager for Embraer.

His final corporate job was with Atlantic Turbine Canada

in Prince Edward Island from 1995 to 1999.

During his long career in the aviation industry, Dave traveled extensively inter nationally. He loved telling stories about his business and travel adventures in Europe, China and South America and made friends easily wherever he roamed.

He loved camping, hik ing and wandering with his wife and children through the Canadian and American Rockies and along both coasts of the continent — and ev erywhere in between. During scenic train rides, mountain jeep tours or other escapades, he could be found conversing with the guides and engi neers. Learning and adventure were synonyms for Dave.

Even after beginning his semiretirement, Dave could never slow down. His love of science, engineering, the outdoors and learning — and his proclivity for forming friendships with every kind of human — would compel him to action on his property, in his community and in the aircraft industry. Dave could spend the day clearing brush, building a stone staircase to the lake or tinkering with one of several forlorn

European-make sports cars, then go off to a town planning meeting. With the encour agement of his wife, Joyce, Dave became a member of multiple boards, committees and organizations, including the Vermont Flight Academy, the Grand Isle Planning Commission, the Grand Isle Water District, the Grand Isle Development Review Board, the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain and the Northwest Regional Planning Commission. Every challenge Dave met during each of his endeavors would inevitably become a story that he would tell his friends and family when they visited him at the home he so proudly designed and built on Lake Champlain.

He is survived by his adventure partner and wife, Joyce (Heath); his daughter, Jennifer; his son, Andrew, and his husband, James Lynes; his sisters, Joyce (née Leslie) Coffin and Trudi Leslie; his friend and brother-in-law, Arthur Heath; and many nieces and nephews.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain, P.O. Box 1145, St. Albans, VT 05478, or online at friendsofnorthern

David Remington Sawyer

MAY 19, 1936-SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 WOODBURY, VT.

David Sawyer, 86, of South Woodbury, Vt., died peacefully at home on September 10, 2022, sur rounded by his loving family.

He was born on May 19, 1936, the son of David Walkley Sawyer and Sylvia Francis. He grew up in Durham, Conn.; Darien, Conn.; and Mattapoisett, Mass. He studied mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for six years in the 1950s. While getting good training there, he was also deeply involved in the Tech Model Railroad Club, where he spent many nights at what remained a lifelong interest.

In the early ’60s, he worked as an engineer on various projects, including at Fellows Gearshaper in Springfield, Vt., until 1964. Not satisfied with engineering and wanting to work with his hands, he became a craftsman. His early green woodworking products included apple-picking ladders, wooden pitchforks and ladder-back chairs. In 1982, he began his long and suc cessful career making Windsor chairs, for which he was interna tionally known. He made over a thousand Windsor chairs, which are, as he wrote, “simple, elegant, comfortable, strong, and light.”

successful artists. Years later, she finished her fine art degree at Castleton State College.

take time off to pursue life and started her new roots in Vermont at Spring Lake Ranch, where she met her future husband, Patrick Villiers Farrow. Together, they lived in California, Massachusetts, Oregon and, finally, Vermont, where they built a life as

Susan dedicated her life to the arts, not only as a talented weaver, painter and metal art ist but also by directing local and state nonprofit arts orga nizations, such as the Chaffee Art Center and Frog Hollow Crafts Center. She and Patrick renovated a beautiful turn-ofthe-century church into the Farrow Gallery in Castleton, Vt., where her work, as well as Patrick’s and other Vermont artists’ art, was represented. Many lovely celebrations are remembered in this beautiful space. She would tirelessly support the arts in everything.

Susan was predeceased by her husband, Patrick, and is survived by daughters Justine Farrow of Stannard, Vt., and Brittney Farrow and

her husband, Mitch Monetti, of Seattle, Wash.; stepdaugh ter, Teressa Tucker, of North Carolina; and brother, Peter Erb, and his wife, DeeDee Erb, of Hinesburg, Vt. She also leaves four grandchildren, Arantha Farrow, Akim Farrow, Teagan Monetti and Tabin Monetti.

Susan lived her life fully and was universally loved. She couldn’t go anywhere without either seeing a friend or making a new one. She was dealt a cruel hand at the end of life, and we are relieved she is finally at peace. She was genuinely a beautiful soul. We love her more than all the stars in the sky and were lucky to have been able to have called her our mother.

In lieu of flowers, please do nate to the Chaffee Art Gallery ( in Rutland, Vt., a community asset dear to her heart.

He generously shared all he knew with many oth ers. Those who watched him work saw a man who, though he loved words, didn’t talk much — but who thought deeply and expressed himself in the work of his hands, whether that was mending a broken toy, sharpening the antique paper cutter from the town office or building a 10-foot bench.

Dave was a founding member of a small commu nity of homesteaders, apple pickers and craftspeople in Quaker City, N.H., living there until his marriage to Susan Kuntz in 1978. They moved to her family home near South Woodbury, Vt., where they raised their children. He was a lister for the Town of Woodbury for many years, work that takes careful attention to detail and a commitment to fairness. Community was important to him, and he found ways to be use ful where he could.

Dave is survived by his wife, Susan, of South Woodbury; son Jonathan and his wife, Alison Mott, of Burlington; son George and his wife, Erin Smith, and their sons, Theodore and Eli, of South Woodbury; daughter Annie of South Woodbury; siblings Peter Sawyer of Connecticut, William Sawyer of California and Joan Hershfeld of California; niece Iran Narges of California; and numerous cousins and a niece in Connecticut and England.

A memorial gathering is being planned for October 22 at 2 p.m. in the Woodbury Town Hall.


Just Say Know

A cannabis nurse trains dispensary staff and consumers in cutting-edge weed science

In the back room of Higher Elevation, a soon-to-open adult-use dispensary in Morrisville, registered nurse Jessi lyn Dolan asked her students to sniff lavender, cloves, cinnamon and rosemary. She was teaching them to recognize the smell of caryophyllene, a terpene found in such cannabis strains as Sour Diesel, Bubba Kush and Girl Scout Cookies.

Just like wine varietals, different cannabis strains have a “nose”; it’s caused by the presence of particular terpenes, hundreds of compounds that are naturally produced by the cannabis plant. To help the students identify myrcene, a terpene found in 43 percent of all cannabis strains, including AK-47 and OG Kush, Dolan had them sniff mangoes, hops and lemongrass.

Some of the students were dispensary professionals, or “budtenders,” and Dolan’s olfactory lesson was about more than honing their palates. Caryophyllene, for instance, has calming, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties. If a customer comes into a dispensary seeking those therapeutic effects or enjoys a strain high in that particular terpene, an educated budtender will have a better idea of what to recommend.

When Vermont’s adult-use cannabis retail market opens on October 1, consumers will find an array of options unlike anything they’ve seen before in the state. Beyond sell ing cannabis flower, many dispensaries will also offer concentrates, distillates, tinctures, salves, vaping products, and edibles in the form of candies, baked goods and tetrahy drocannabinol (THC)-infused beverages. Within each method of consumption, customers will choose among different culti vars or strains, with packages that list their contents by percentages of their terpenes and cannabinoids.

For many customers, especially those who’ve never used cannabis before, haven’t done so in years or are accustomed to buying whatever pot their dealer has available, the information overload could blow their minds before they ever light up.

That’s where budtenders come in. The state’s Cannabis Control Board has mandated training for all dispensary workers before they can serve the public, though it hasn’t yet spelled out how long the classes must be or which topics must be covered.

So Dolan, a Richmond resident who is the director of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, stepped in to fill the gaps. The

class in Morrisville was the first of many she’ll offer to budtenders and consumers in Vermont. Through such classes, upcom ing monthly webinars and a free cannabis hotline she created, she hopes to ensure that Vermont’s cannabis professionals are the most knowledgeable in the country.

For eight hours on a recent weekday, Dolan, who is also a cannabis farmer and certified “ganjier,” or cannabis somme lier, took her students on a deep dive into the botany, chemistry and agriculture of cannabis.

In their personal experience with cannabis, Dolan’s students ranged from infrequent partakers to a man who had smoked pot virtually every day for the past 53 years. They learned about the human endocannabinoid system and the advan tages of consuming whole-plant medicine rather than extracts. They examined cannabis buds under jeweler’s glasses, then ground and tasted them with “dry

hits” of unlit joints. And they discussed the terroir of weed and how plants grown outdoors differ from those cultivated indoors.

“Blueberry Muffin is the one I can’t live without,” Dolan said about the strain she routinely uses for her migraines. “But the indoor [variety] doesn’t work for me.”

Dolan hopes to dispel much of the confusion, intimidation and fear that some consumers will experience as they interact with a modern, sophisticated cannabis industry. For the more experienced users, including those who consume regularly, she wants to debunk common and deeply ingrained myths, such as the belief that strains with higher concentrations of THC automatically provide a better high and more “bang for the buck.”

Regardless of a user’s weed wisdom, Dolan said, she wants to improve the way Vermonters consume cannabis by enabling them to have more pleasurable, rewarding and cost-effective highs.

“All too often, we have people who try cannabis and it doesn’t work for them, and they write it off,” she said. “It gets them too high, or it gives them the opposite feeling than what they want.”

One of the most common misconcep tions about cannabis, Dolan explained, is that THC is its only psychoactive compo nent, and its other compounds are second ary or insignificant.

In fact, THC is only one of hundreds of cannabinoids that create the synergis tic “entourage effect” that users desire.

Cannabis Issue

The plant’s other compounds, including terpenes, phenols, flavonoids and esters, all work together to produce its thera peutic and euphoric benefits. That’s why Dolan prefers the term “ensemble effect,” which indicates that THC isn’t a solo performer but one of many, like the musi cians in an orchestra.

For this reason, Dolan recommends that people consume cannabis in its natural, whole-plant state rather than as distillates or isolates, such as vape pen oils, which are manufactured through processes that remove the terpenes and flavonoids to leave just the cannabinoids. Such products raise the user’s THC toler ance, Dolan explained, offering a high that can feel less satisfying. And for those who seek the plant’s medicinal or therapeutic properties, such as relief from pain, stress, anxiety or insomnia, those benefits tend to fade faster in processed cannabis.

How strong is strong enough? THC percentages serve as a rough guideline for the potency of a particular strain or prod uct, Dolan said. But she pointed out that at international cannabis competitions, such as the prestigious Emerald Cup, the award-winning strains are typically those with higher concentrations of terpenoid rather than THC.

“A 15 percent THC [strain] with 3 percent terpenes can get you higher than 30 percent THC with less than 1 percent terpenes,” she said. “That doesn’t make sense to many people because we’ve beaten it into their heads that THC is the thing that gets you high.”

Another common misunderstanding in the weed world, Dolan continued, is the belief that regularly consuming cannabidiol, or CBD, will automatically ruin a user’s high. But for people who use cannabis regularly, Dolan said, CBD can actually make THC work longer and more consistently, while helping their bodies produce their own endocannabinoids.

As Vermont’s weed market matures, Dolan would like the industry to abandon what she sees as “lazy marketing”: the classification of sativas as invigorating, indicas as sedating and hybrids as falling somewhere in the middle. While many producers and dispensaries still use these botanical categories as guidelines for the user experience, Dolan said the distinc tions aren’t supported by current science.

Instead, she’d like to see Vermont’s cannabis consumers learn which strains

Jessilyn Dolan leading a class for prospective budtenders Morgan Manning smelling hops

and terpenes suit them best. Rather than simply asking for a sativa or an indica, she said, a customer might say, “I had some thing with terpinolene and limonene before, and that worked really well for me.”

The goal, she emphasized, isn’t to turn everyone into a weed nerd but to empower consumers to experiment, document and listen to their own bodies. Unlike alcohol or pharmaceuticals, which tend to have consistent physiological effects from one person to the next, cannabis strains affect different people differently; a strain that sedates one user might energize another.

So Dolan advises consumers not to get too hung up on percentages and chemis try but to listen to their own bodies from the moment they smell a bud in a jar. If you find its aroma pleasurable, she said, that might be a strain that agrees with you. If not, try another.

“I tell people, ‘Take the science and complexity out of it,’” she said. “‘This is plant medicine. Learn to trust yourself.’”

Part of Dolan’s efforts to create a better educated cannabis community in Vermont is her hotline, staffed by cannabis nurses and funded by participating dispensaries. Starting on October 1, people can visit the Vermont Cannabis Nurse & Ganjier website to schedule a free 15-minute consultation about particular strains, drug interactions, medical conditions and the like. This service could become critical, Dolan noted, if Vermont’s medical dispensaries change or even close once the adult-use market opens.

She also plans to offer dispensary staff monthly webinars to help them answer their customers’ most common questions.

The feedback on Dolan’s class was overwhelmingly positive, even from students who felt a bit dazed and confused by its science-heavy content.

“It’s really informative but way over my head,” admitted Jude Prashaw, a 67-year-old Hyde Park resident who said she attended the class because of her personal interest in cannabis. “As a senior, I think there’s a whole population that can really benefit from cannabis and needs a lot of education.”

Another student, Sammie Swan, moved to Lowell from Chicago last November. She enrolled in Dolan’s class because she’d eventually like to work in Vermont’s cannabis industry, she said. A former patient in Illinois’ medical mari juana program, Swan used weed while being treated for a tumor in her pituitary gland. Later, she used cannabis to wean her 90-year-old grandfather off powerful opioids — with success.

“I love it!” Swan said of Dolan’s class. “I’ve been in the medical marijuana community for a while, but this is above and beyond. I can’t believe how much stuff I’m learning.”

The Cannabis Control Board hasn’t yet notified Dolan of whether her training meets the state’s educational require ments for adult-use dispensary workers. But it’s hard to imagine the state requir ing a course that’s more comprehensive.

Not that Dolan’s work is anywhere near done. Whatever she’s teaching students now, she said, is bound to change in the coming years.

“Nature put together this beautiful plant that has so many components,” she said, “and we’re just starting to under stand it and tease it apart.” m


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Branding Buds

Weed marketing firm CannaPlanners helps clients move beyond tired pot tropes

In 2017, Scott Sparks needed help developing the brand identity of his Brattleboro-based CBD store, Vermont Hempicurean. Though his hemp-derived products were legal to sell in Vermont, they weren’t legal at the federal level.

“In those days, it was ... a felony every time I sold CBD,” Sparks explained. “When I opened, I didn’t know if I’d have SWAT teams [showing up] or mothers marching outside with pickets.”

Today, Sparks operates four cannabis businesses, each with a unique identity and clientele. Vermont Hempicurean, now in West Brattleboro, serves healthconscious consumers, including those he calls “the little old ladies … who want nothing [else] to do with cannabis.”

On the other end of the spectrum is Vermont Grow Barn, Sparks’ gardening supply store, which caters to cannabis cultivators. Its customers are largely male and “legacy growers,” he said, referring to those who grew weed illegally for years, often for the black market.

When Sparks needed logos, websites and package designs for his businesses, he contacted Will Read, founder and owner of CannaPlanners. Read launched the

Burlington-based digital marketing firm in 2017 aiming to become what he called “the of the cannabis industry,” referring to the Burlingtonbased tech company that builds websites for auto dealerships.

Read, a 41-year-old Rhode Island native who’s lived in Vermont off and on since 2004, seems to be on his way to that goal. CannaPlanners, which has just 12 employees, has clients in all 19 states where adult-use cannabis is legal, including 80 businesses in Vermont alone.

CannaPlanners specializes in helping cannabusinesses shape their identity: Who are they? What sets them apart from their competitors? Who are their customers, and what will keep them coming back?

Such seemingly basic market insights can be difficult to determine in a retail industry that hasn’t been legal in Vermont until now. And because marijuana is still listed as a Schedule I drug, meaning that

the federal government doesn’t recognize any medical uses, cannabis businesses are largely precluded from advertis ing on radio, television, search engines and social media sites.

CannaPlanners’ exper tise, Read explained, is in helping businesses define themselves and avoid the cannabis clichés that can make it hard for consumers to distinguish one brand from another.

Even the most fundamental ques tion, “Who is your target demographic?” confounds many of Read’s clients who had never previously given the matter serious thought. Answering “Anyone who smokes weed,” he said, is like marketing a highperformance sports car to everyone who drives.

“They may put out a great product,” Read added, “but if there’s no messaging behind it, there’s nothing compelling to come back to.”

CannaPlanners’ downtown Burl ington office looks like what you might

expect from a young and hip design firm that caters to weed professionals. Beside Read’s desk sits an electric guitar from his touring days with the band the Casual Fiasco. There’s a Nerf basketball hoop over one door and a framed Phish poster from a 2012 show hanging above a bookshelf that’s lined with comic book anthologies.

Notwithstanding the playful décor and pungent trace of fresh herb in the air, Read doesn’t lean into an overtly stoner aesthetic, personally or professionally. The potential customer base for cannabis businesses is huge, he noted, but many consumers will need to be eased into Vermont’s legal market.

“Lest we forget the psychological effect the war on drugs had on us,” Read said, “there’s Gen X and the millennials, who grew up on the DARE program, and Nancy Reagan’s ‘Just Say No.’ And the boomers had [Richard] Nixon’s war on drugs.”

Read doesn’t have a business degree or Silicon Valley experience, but he knows something about creating a consumerfriendly buying experience. For six years, he worked as a business manager at Apple, opening its retail stores in Boston and New York City.

Then, in 2014, while trying to figure out his next career move, Read traveled to Colorado and visited dispensaries in Denver and Boulder. Having previously worked for a Vermont marketing agency, he was surprised to discover that the aesthetics of Colorado’s dispensaries were bland, homogenous and uninspired. Every product package had a kelly green pot leaf on it, and every dispensary a green medical cross in the window.

“Today, everything looks like an Apple Store, but back then, it was weird and gross and not the best experience,” he said. “No one had any soul.”

Upon his return to Vermont, Read dipped his toe into the cannabis industry as a digital marketer. Though recreational weed was still illegal in the Green Moun tain State, legalization bills were already under discussion in the legislature.

Meanwhile, Vermont’s hemp industry was taking off. In 2013, there were just 175 acres of farmland registered for hemp cultivation, according to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets. By 2019, that number had climbed to 9,000 acres, with hemp farms in every county in the state.


Sparks, the CBD retailer, was Read’s first regular client; other CBD shops and hemp cultivators soon followed. Read enlisted the help of Kory Mathis, now CannaPlanners’ vice president and chief technology officer, to help create an inexpensive web page builder, which they sold to hemp businesses for about $1,000 apiece.

Then Read hired Josh Cleaver, a fellow musician with whom Read had toured with the Casual Fiasco. Cleaver, who’d designed the band’s album covers and T-shirts, joined CannaPlanners to design business logos.

still starting CBD companies, Read noted, and they all needed ways to promote and sell their wares.

In August 2020, Read hired his first salesperson, based in Boston, who started selling CannaPlanners’ services in Massa chusetts and other states with regulated THC markets. The company shifted its profile from small CBD operations to adult-use dispensaries, cannabis produc ers and manufacturers.

Magic Mann CEO and cofounder Meredith Mann said she began work ing with Read and his team about three years ago when she wanted to rebrand her Essex bakery, café and CBD retail store. Her company’s previous name, BTV Local 420, was too ambiguous and confusing to some people, she explained.

“We wanted to grow up our brand and have it say more than it was saying

Soon, CannaPlanners expanded its offerings to other services, including package and industrial design, email marketing, and search engine optimiza tion. For Read, who calls himself a “latebloomer entrepreneur,” his future in the cannabis environment looked as though it were ready to flower.

But by 2019, Vermont’s hemp bubble had burst. In 2020, the pandemic shut tered businesses nationwide.

“When COVID hit, I said to myself, Self? You’re fucked. This was fun and cool for the last three years, but that’s it, kid,” Read recalled.

But like many businesses, Canna Planners pivoted. Rather than custombuild websites, it produced a turnkey version for businesses to build their own websites; in 2020 alone, the company sold 50 of them. Budding entrepreneurs were

about us,” Mann said. She needed a new name, packaging and website that was “multigenerational” and that “people could trust,” especially as the business transitions to selling weed and THCinfused products.

“Will was the guy,” Mann said. “He and his team have been absolutely key in developing our brand and making sure that it’s stayed strong.”

Read wants to build that strength not just for his own clients but Vermont’s entire cannabis industry.

“Now that this is all happening,” he said, referring to Vermont’s retail market, “we’re focused on helping our neighbors. We want to make sure the cannabis scene here is … rad and looks good.” m

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High Standards

When legal weed goes on sale in Vermont, it must be in recyclable, nonplastic containers

When people can finally buy weed legally in Vermont, beginning on October 1, their precious buds will arrive in glass, metal or cardboard contain ers — but not plastic. That’s how state lawmakers wanted Vermont-grown grass to be sold, given the bad environmental rap the cannabis industry has earned in other states.

That laudable goal may nevertheless prove challenging for regulators to admin ister and costly for producers to meet.

“Plastic is convenient. Plastic is cheap. Plastic is what we’re used to as a soci ety,” Kyle Harris, a member of the state’s Cannabis Control Board, said. “But this is an area that we’re trying to be a leader in.”

Cannabis growers, manufacturers and retailers are still wrapping their heads around the numerous packaging regula tions as they scramble to secure appropri ate containers for their products. Some support the plastics ban, saying it will help burnish the local industry’s reputation for sustainability.

The national industry’s intensive energy use, pattern of soil pollution and embrace of single-use plastics pose significant environ mental issues, and Vermont has a chance

to set its nascent indus try on a more sustain able course, said Jesse McFarlin, cofounder of Old Growth Vermont, a small licensed outdoor grower in Brownsville.

“At this point, it’s no secret to people in the cannabis community that the industry is gross when it comes to waste,” McFarlin said.

Others are less stoked about the rules, calling them a huge hassle and predicting unintended consequences.

Nick Smith, founder of Emerald Visions in Alburgh, worries that glass containers, such as the “doob tubes” that joints come in, will wind up shattered on sidewalks.

“At least with plastic, it’s not going to end up as shards of glass in a dog’s paw,” Smith said.

And if cutting down on plastic use is the goal, making growers buy glass jars that come nestled in bubble wrap — which is not easily recyclable — strikes Smith as painfully counterproductive.


He recently weighed the Styrofoam and bubble wrap that surrounded 40 glass jars he purchased and found that the packing was heavier than the same number of Mylar bags, which are made of a type of plastic.

“So you tell me which uses less plastic,” he said.

Vermont’s decision to ban plastic packaging grew out of a realization that the single-use plastic jars and tubes ubiq uitous in other states are both wasteful and often unnecessary, Harris explained.

Cannabis Issue

They’re made from fossil fuels, and studies show that only a fraction of the plastic is recycled, he said. Cannabis pack aging is particularly challenging; due to concerns about residue, most recycling programs will not accept it.

Single-use containers became the norm in other states largely out of safety concerns, with lawmakers requiring childresistant containers, Harris explained. In some cases, such as edibles that a child could ingest, the concern is valid, but in many others, such as cannabis flower, it is not, he said.

Eating a small amount of raw canna bis doesn’t pose an overdose risk. That’s because THC, the psychoactive chemical in pot, is only created when cannabis is heated through a process called decar boxylation. This can be achieved through smoking, vaping or — in the case of edibles — baking the cannabis. Without it, pot is essentially inert, Harris said.

That’s why lawmakers allowed the Cannabis Control Board to use a lower safety standard of child-deterrent pack aging for cannabis flower. This standard — the first in the nation — is defined as “tear-resistant packaging that can be sealed in a manner that would deter a child under five years of age from easily access ing the contents of the package within a reasonable time and not difficult for adults to use properly.”

Edibles still must be sold in the more difficult-to-open, child-resistant packaging.

James Pepper, chair of the Cannabis Control Board, acknowledged last week that the packaging rules were complicated but said they are in place “so we don’t have to rely on heavy-duty, nonrecyclable, nonreusable, single-use plastic jars and lids for flower.”

The board has issued guidance to the industry but doesn’t need to sign off on whether a package is sufficiently child deterrent, he said.

“We’d like people to use some common sense here,” he said.

To date, 61 cannabis producers have sought exemptions from the no-plastic rule, an indication of how challenging it is. The board has approved just four. Many

Old Growth Vermont is considering selling its cannabis flower in glass jars with bamboo lids.

requesting waivers claim they can’t find a suitable nonplastic option.

The solutions can be simple.

“You can get 32 eight-ounce or 12-ounce mason jars at Ace hardware,” Harris said. “That would comply for flower.”

All the options can prove overwhelm ing for some growers.

When McFarlin of Old Growth Vermont first started trying to figure out how her company could comply, it was, she said, “like falling down a wormhole.” Even though recyclable and reusable packaging aligns with the company’s values, pulling it off has proven challenging.

“I am supportive and find it frustrat ing,” McFarlin said.

The cannabis supply infrastructure is heavily invested in plastic packaging products, and sustainable options are far fewer and substantially more expensive.

The three-ounce glass jars with bamboo tops that she and her cofound ers are considering using cost $1 each; a similar plastic jar is 20 cents. The jars with metal lids and aluminum tubes for pre-rolled joints have similar premiums compared to their plastic counterparts.

The cost is concerning, but so is the world’s widespread plastic pollution, McFarlin said. Instead of griping about the burdens posed by the regulations, she and her partners have chosen to embrace sustainable packaging and its many envi ronmental benefits.

“The fact of the matter is, someone had to make a move, and the Cannabis Control Board decided to be that some body,” she said.

Jane Lanza, co-owner of Family Tree Hemp in Sheldon, wonders whether the effort and expense are worth the benefits. When a box of glass tubes shattered on

a floor at her farm where her kids play, she started to question the wisdom of the program, she said.

“I suppose it’s a noble effort from a point of view, but it’s restrictive, and there are some cases where it just becomes illogical,” Lanza said.

Educating growers and retailers about the rules, helping them comply, and deciding whether to grant waivers has been challenging, Harris acknowledged.

Some people asking for waivers make good counterarguments, such as requests to use containers made from recycled ocean plastic. While laudable, Harris said the board must weigh other factors, such as whether that’s something Vermont wants to put in its sole remaining landfill.

Whether to allow bioplastics is another complex question. Industrial composters in Vermont such as the Chit tenden Solid Waste District no longer accept plant-based utensils and food containers for composting. The contain ers the board has granted waivers for would have to be composted at home. One of the products that received a waiver, biodegradable lids by a company called, can take 18 months to break down in a backyard composter, according to its maker.

That means many people will likely toss the lids in the garbage. The waiver still makes sense, Harris argues, because the material it is made from, known as PHA, breaks down in landfills faster than petroleum-based plastic and without producing harmful chemicals, he said.

Other states and industry players are watching the rollout of Vermont’s plastic ban closely. While some licensees are frustrated, most see the value of the state raising the bar, he said.

“Vermont is about small, craft, envi ronmentally conscious products,” he said, “and this is an opportunity for us to show case that for the rest of the country.”

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What’s in Store?

When Vermont’s adult-use cannabis market opens on Saturday, October 1, so will the state’s first nonmedical, recreational cannabis dispensaries. Mountain Girl Cannabis in Rutland will be among them. Seven Days took a tour of the store last week, just 10 days before its grand opening. At that time, picturing Mountain Girl ready for business took some imagination — and a little faith.

Once an auto parts store, the long-vacant space on the outskirts of Rutland’s downtown was a construction zone. Sheets of corrugated metal destined for the ceiling lay in long strips on the concrete storeroom floor, flanked by power tools and fasteners. A large display case sat empty in one corner, partially covered by a drop cloth. The smell of paint and Sheetrock hung in the air, though with luck — and long hours — a more pleasant aroma will soon fill the room.

“We’ll definitely be open on October 1,” co-owner Ana MacDuff insisted. A wry smile creased the corner of her mouth, perhaps a tacit acknowledgment of just how much she and her husband and co-owner, Josh MacDuff, have left to do, from finishing their renovations to training their staff to stocking the store.

It’s no surprise that the Rutland dispensary is scrambling to be ready for October 1, given that the state’s rollout of the adult-use market has itself been some thing of a haphazard scramble from the top down. (See “Cannabis Cornucopia,” page 9.) But when Mountain Girl does open this Saturday, it will mark the realization of a dream more than a year in the making for the MacDuffs, both 35, and the culmination of their decades-long relationships with cannabis.

For Ana, a native of Colombia and the store’s major ity owner, Mountain Girl represents an opportunity to get involved not only in cannabis entre preneurship but also in advocacy and education.

“It’s about destigmatizing use, yes,” the former IT worker said. “But at the same time, it’s making sure that folks know that this is a plant with medicinal properties. It is a substance that can be misused, just like alcohol or anything else. But everyone should have access to it.”

can safely consume cannabis products and still be an active member of society.”

Josh has personal experience with the stigma attached to cannabis. In 2006, during his first year at Green Mountain College, he was arrested for possession of the substance with intent to distribute. He accepted a plea deal, served four years’ probation and did community service, after which his record was expunged.

Given his history, opening one of the state’s first adult-use dispensaries is especially sweet.

“Ana was with me through that whole process,” Josh said. “So it’s kinda cool to evolve and take this step together.”

“We’ll definitely have smokable flower and pre-rolls,” she said. They’re still sorting out their inventory of prod ucts such as edibles, tinctures and concentrates.

“It won’t be perfect on day one,” Josh said. “As much as you plan for everything, something’s gonna come up, and you have to adjust on the fly.”

To adapt in a rapidly changing business environment, the MacDuffs said they plan to lean on the relationships they’ve cultivated as Vermont’s cannabis community has worked to become an industry.

“One thing we’ve learned is that relationships are the most important aspect of this business,” Ana said, adding that she’s networked extensively with growers and manu facturers in Vermont and elsewhere.

When he was an agent, Josh sold cannabis insurance to many local entrepreneurs who will soon be his colleagues. Those connections will be key to weathering the dispen sary’s early months, as the state’s cannabis industry finds its footing.

Cannabis Issue

Mountain Girl customers will enter through the front door at 174 West Street. IDs will be checked in a waiting area, after which a few shoppers at a time will be admitted into the show room, where the MacDuffs aim to establish a warm and welcoming vibe, they said.

Josh, a native of Rutland County and former insur ance agent, called himself “a cannabis supporter since my teenage years. There’s a lot of stigma around canna bis consumption and … the laws and rules at the federal level,” he said. “So part of me wants to promote that you

Whenever such spaces become legal, they hope to open a secondfloor lounge where customers can consume cannabis. For now, under Vermont law, customers won’t be allowed to consume on-site.

As for the wares they’ll offer on October 1, Ana acknowledged that’s a “work in progress,” citing supply shortages due to statewide bottlenecks in manufacturing and in product testing.

Mountain Girl Cannabis prerolled joints Josh and Ana MacDuff
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Betting on Edibles

Vermont food and drink producers prepare for the adult-use cannabis market

Cannabis edibles get a bad rap. Homemade versions with unknown dosing and delayed effects have caused enough unfor tunate experiences to keep many folks away from unmarked trays of brownies at parties.

But, as Vermont prepares for the legal retail cannabis market to launch on Satur day, October 1, it’s no surprise that some of the state’s talented food and drink produc ers are preparing to enter the budding industry. In a state obsessed with farm-totable fare, developing recipes with locally grown cannabis is a logical next step. And, with strict regulations governing dosing, testing and labeling, these aren’t your stoner friend’s mystery edibles.

We talked with some local food and beverage purveyors about how they’re preparing to enter the adult-use market, from licensing and sourcing to switching from regular baked goods to cannabisinfused edibles.


Martha Bruhl has a competitive edge in Vermont’s adult-use market: She holds manufacturer license 0001.

The license for Fog Valley Farm, Bruhl’s cannabis edibles business, was approved at a Vermont Cannabis Control Board meet ing on August 31, along with those of two others: Family Tree Cannabis and Dalen. Last week, the state approved a fourth manufacturer, X-Tract Vermont.

“It’s a great opening line when I’m talk ing to people,” Bruhl said. “‘Hey, you’re a retailer? I do edibles. My license number is 0001.’”

Fog Valley Farm is named for the road on which Bruhl’s family lives in New Haven, where the 22-year-old baker launched her business in the spring.

Over the summer, Bruhl tested her large-scale baking skills, making custom cakes and selling pies, cookies and other treats at the Shelburne Farmers Market.

Now that she’s licensed to manufacture cannabis edibles, Bruhl will shut down the “regular baked goods” part of her biz and move into a commercial kitchen in Middlebury. (Cannabis processing and non-cannabis food processing cannot happen in the same facility, per the Vermont Department of Health.)

Bruhl hopes to have a simple line of single-bite, small-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-dose cookies and caramels — and eventually ice cream — at one or two retail locations by mid- to late October. Her base recipes for chocolate chip cookies; lemon drop shortbread cookies; and dark, light and sea-salted caramels are ready, but she’s still working on sourcing cannabis flower from licensed growers. Once she has that, she’ll make infused butter and baked goods and send them to the lab for testing.

Bruhl bakes with traditional cannabutter,


Crumbs: Après Only Opens in Stowe; alla vita to Close in Montpelier

Get out your ugly sweaters and vintage snowsuits. Stowe’s FIELD GUIDE LODGE has a new bar concept, and it’s a celebration of 1980s ski culture.

The redesigned bar at 433 Mountain Road is called APRÈS ONLY Last winter, it was home to a seasonal pop-up tasting space for Stowe- and Grand Isle-based ELLISON ESTATE VINEYARD.

Ellison Estate’s wines are on the menu at Après Only, along with bottles and glass pours from STELLA14 WINES. The beer and cider lists are fully local, featuring producers such as VON TRAPP BREWING, BLACK FLANNEL BREWING, ROCK ART BREWERY, OUTER LIMITS BREWING and STOWE CIDER. The bar also serves canned cocktails and flights of Vermont-made bourbon.

Snack boards include aprèsappropriate warm Bavarian pretzels, charcuterie and cheese, housemade

pub cheese, and a selection of cake from Stowe’s SHUGAH COOKIE BAKING

Field Guide Lodge is part of Lark Hotels, which operates boutique properties throughout New England and California. The lodge opened in late 2015 and was home to casual restaurant Picnic Social until 2018. Lark’s in-house design team, Elder & Ash, redesigned the spacious bar and outdoor patio for the new concept, a representative of the company said.

Like any good post-mountain hangout, Après Only has fireside couches and clips from Warren Miller’s ski and snowboard films playing on the TVs — and a shotski, of course.

According to social media posts and signs at the store, ALLA VITA in Montpelier has discontinued breakfast and lunch service and will close permanently by mid-October.

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Betting on Edibles

which she cooks using a butter-infusing machine. The result is pretty potent, Bruhl said, so she doesn’t have to use a ton to reach her target dose of five milligrams per serving. That keeps the cannabis flavor from being overwhelming in the final cookie or caramel, and the hint that remains plays well with notes of vanilla.

“It’s nice, because it doesn’t smell that much when you’re baking them. It just smells like cookies,” Bruhl said. The decarboxylation process — which converts tetrahydrocannabinolic acid in the canna bis plant into THC using heat, unlocking its high-causing compounds — does smell. But she’ll have to do that only once a week, before she makes the cannabutter.

Bruhl’s great-grandmother was a talented home baker, and her skills were handed down through the family. When recreational cannabis became legal in Vermont, Bruhl’s mom started playing around with edibles. For Christmas, Bruhl gave her two cannabis cookbooks with recipe titles such as Whoopie Highs — “just because the titles were hilarious and they looked really fun,” she said.

As the adult-use market approached, Bruhl saw potential in a small-batch edible biz — especially one focused on lowpotency baked goods made with local ingre dients. She currently sources from Cabot, King Arthur Baking and Monument Farms.

The young entrepreneur had expert help in navigating the licensing process from Dave Silberman, an attorney who specializes in cannabis businesses and co-owns one of the first licensed dispen saries in Vermont, Middlebury’s FLŌRA Cannabis. The control board prioritized Fog Valley Farm because, as a womanowned business, it met the criteria for an economic empowerment applicant.

As she gets Fog Valley Farm’s edibles rolling, Bruhl hopes to build a business that supports women in the cannabis industry.

“I think people could overlook me because I’m a woman and because I’m young,” she said. “But [I’ll have] one of the only products on the market, [so] they’ll have to pay attention.”


Taunik, Hinesburg, @drinktaunik on Instagram

Bob Grim and Todd Haire love to tackle agri cultural experiments. With the rest of the Foam Brewers team, the brewers-turnedfarmers brought a Hinesburg vineyard back to life in 2020 and released their first Natural Hack wine in February of this year.

In 2019, Grim and Haire tried their hands at growing organic-certified hemp,

planting five acres at Grim’s parents’ house in Alburgh. It was a challenging year for hemp farmers — even the experienced ones — with heavy rains and cold temper atures until June, followed by a blistering hot, dry summer.

“It was hard work and a pain in the ass,” Grim said. “But it was fun.”

They threw a big harvest party; Shawn Rice, who had helped with the farming, blasted music from his massive DJ setup. That night, they screened a horror movie in the middle of the field.

Then the hemp market bottomed out. Rather than sell for pennies on the dollar, Haire and Grim packaged their harvest in humidity-controlled, breathable hemp sacks and put it into cold storage while they figured out how to transform it into a value-added product.

In 2022, Taunik was born, with spar kling, tea-based CBD beverages that hit the market in June, on tap at Foam and in cans around the state. It’s a separate busi ness from Foam, though the team of Grim, Haire, artist and creative director Rice, brewer Josh Bayer, and packaging pro Steve Gourley connected through their work at the brewery.

They make their carbonated, 50-milli gram CBD drinks with a water-soluble nanoemulsion, adding it to various combi nations of tea, hemp flower, citra hops,

botanicals and Vermont honey. Taunik currently offers three “transcendent canna bis elixirs”: Melody Maker, a black tea with sumac; Fine Frequency, a combination of yerba maté and lemon; and Call of Peaks, a green tea with lime and peppermint.

Taunik’s cans are now in more than 20 retail outlets around the state, and the team has brewed its second large-scale batch. They’re a tasty addition to the local CBD beverage market — but they’re also a test of sorts. The Taunik team has received prequalification approval from the control board for a tier 3 manufacturer’s license, which permits the highest number of extraction methods. Once that license is issued, they plan to launch a separate, THC-infused beverage brand, currently registered under the name Drink Taunik, as soon as possible.

The earliest could be a month from the adult-use market’s October 1 start date. First, all of the licenses in the supply chain, from the growers’ to the extraction lab’s to Taunik’s, must be approved and in hand.

“We’ll be ready to brew, but we might not be able to get the THC,” Rice said. “And we don’t want to push it.”

Once the stars align, the actual brewing will be quick.

“Steeping tea takes minutes, whereas a [beer] brew day takes eight hours,” Bayer said.

“It’s a different mindset,” Grim added.

Like the CBD beverages, the THCinfused drinks will be made with a water-soluble nanoemulsion — just with different active components. Taunik will offer a range of drinks and dosages, including a “sessionable,” lower-potency

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2.5-milligram option. (According to control board guidance, manufactur ers of consumable THC products must “include the number of 5 milligram or less servings in the package up to a maximum of 50 milligrams per package,” and the servings must be “easy for consumers to measure.”)

“Our market would be people that want an alternative to alcohol at social gatherings but still want something more than soda or nonalcoholic beer,” Grim said. “They’re participating in partaking, but in a different way.”

The effects of THC-infused bever ages made with nanoemulsions tend to hit faster than those of traditional edibles, Grim said — and to fade faster. That’s ideal for consumers looking to control their experience in a social setting.

Using a beer metaphor, Grim

compared a two-milligram drink to a light, low-alcohol pilsner and the higher THC-content drinks to a double IPA. His team hopes to keep the pricing compa rable to beer, too.

Cannabis beverages have been popu lar in other states where the substance is legal; even megabreweries such as Lagunitas Brewing and Pabst Blue Ribbon sell nonalcoholic THC seltzers. Canna bis research agency Brightfield Group predicts above-average market growth for cannabis drinks through 2027.

The Taunik team hopes to help foster that trend in Vermont, using as many locally grown ingredients as possible.

“Beverages have been huge and successful on the West Coast,” Rice said. “We’re very antsy to find out how they’ll work here.”


Other familiar figures in Vermont’s beverage scene are taking a different approach to the retail cannabis market: Wait and THC.

The team at Black Flannel Brewing & Distilling is no stranger to cannabis terpenes. Similar aromatic compounds are found in hops, one of beer’s basic ingre dients. The brewery also collaborates on

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Three questions for Indigenous chef Nephi Craig ahead of his UVM lecture

Nephi Craig is White Mountain Apache on his mother’s side and Diné (Navajo) on his father’s. He grew up mostly in Whiteriver, Ariz., on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, where he baked cookies and brownies with his mother from a young age.

“We didn’t have a lot of money,” Craig, 42, said in a recent phone interview. So, he packaged and sold the home-baked treats to neighbors. “It gave me a sense of worth.”

At 18, Craig left the reservation to attend Scottsdale Community College, where he earned a culinary funda mentals certificate. By then, he said, “I was very conscious of the fact that I was overusing [drugs and alcohol].” More than a decade into his cooking career, “I would finally put it away when I was 31,” he said.

In 2008, after Craig had worked all over the world, from Brazil to Japan, “I decided to come back to the rez,” he said. He took a job at the tribalowned Sunrise Park Resort in Greer, Ariz. “I walked into the kitchen, and I was surrounded by nothing but White Mountain Apache and other Natives,” he recalled. “That’s what I’d been searching for all over the world: a place that felt familiar, felt like home, felt safe.”

Craig’s current project marries his professional and personal experi ences. As nutritional recovery program coor dinator for the White Mountain Apache Tribe’s Rainbow Treatment Center, Craig serves as executive chef of Café Gozhóó in Whiteriver, where he runs a culinary training program for tribal members in recovery from substance use disorder. Gozhóó is an Apache word that means beauty, harmony, love and happiness, he explained. The café doubles as a community restaurant and will celebrate its first anniversary on October 28.

On October 4, Craig will give the inaugural online lecture in the distinguished speaker series hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Vermont. His talk is titled “The Psychology of Indigenous Foods and Eating.” As Craig said in the 2020 movie Gather, “It’s through foodways that we engage in a recovery from historical trauma and promote Indigenous healing and self-determination.”

Craig talked with Seven Days from Victoria, British Columbia, where he was spending a few days at the Univer sity of Victoria, lecturing and meeting with Native cooks, farmers, fishermen and hunters.

SEVEN DAYS: I asked Jessee Lawyer, a Vermont chef with Abenaki heritage, what he would ask you. His



question was twofold: “How impor tant is reconnecting to the land in repairing our traditional food systems, and how do we as Native people heal and strengthen ourselves through food?”

NEPHI CRAIG: One of the highest priorities is reconnect ing to the land, not just for food systems but for personal Indigenous health. For us, as Native peoples, that connec tion to the landscape provides so many messages, so many lessons, so many experiences that it builds us.

The doorway for health and healing through food ways is wide open. If we remain students of our landscape and students of our experience and relationship with that landscape, every single person is going to have similar but different treatment. Really listening to your cultural intu ition, following your heart and passion, and reconnect ing with the land will provide such dynamic and amazing place-based healing.

SD: In writing about fry bread, you call it “decep tively delicious” and acknowledge your fond memo ries of the fried dough that many people identify with Native American food. You also describe it as “a taste of confinement and oppression” because fry bread was originally made from government food rations after Indigenous foodways were purposefully destroyed. What could replace it as a positive icon of Native food?

NC: I hope my kids, when they grow up and they go to the grocery store and see zucchini, toma toes, chocolate, sunflowers, cranberries, chiles of all sorts and beans of all types, I hope that they see those as Indigenous foods. Those foods came from Indigenous people and Indigenous science, even though they’re labeled Italian squash, Asian chiles and Spanish paprika.

We really changed the world, and when we see that, we reclaim a little bit of our power. We feel like, Yeah, our ancestors were badasses. Our ancestors were scientists. Our ancestors were expert farmers. Our legacy still resounds globally and supports health globally.

They’re gonna say, “I’m gonna eat some toma toes. You know, that’s Native food, man.”

SD: You’ve cooked at a five-star restaurant in Phoenix and offered $95 tasting menus that paired Indigenous ingredients with European technique. Now you’re doing something completely different. Tell us about Café Gozhóó.

NC: We’re an extension of the Rainbow Treat ment Center. Being a part of a team, finding meaning in life or creating meaning in life, mending and cultivating relationships, creating new behaviors, and creating new experiences are all pillars of relapse prevention. Those are all happening when someone enters the kitchen there.

So many people across Native communities have substance abuse and addiction in their lives. Society has stigmatized it. It’s like [there’s] something morally wrong with someone. But addiction is trauma-based, and when you look at our legacy of historical trauma — the interrup tion of our relationship to the land, parenting, ceremony, identity — it’s no wonder.

I hope that people can revitalize or establish a relation ship for themselves and food. It’s a very intimate piece of healing. I hope that it can help stabilize and anchor people. Cooking and food won’t keep people sober, but it’s a part of their support system.

Harvesting wild tea, cooking over fire with your family, growing corn again for the first time in generations — when you practice and do the food work, I feel like it’s a direct path to decolonization. m

This interview was edited and condensed for clarity and length.


“The Psychology of Indigenous Foods and Eating” by Nephi Craig, presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Vermont, October 4, 11 a.m. to noon, online. $10-25.

Learn more about Nephi Craig on Instagram @nephi_craig and at

Nephi Craig Dijizhi, a corn and bean soup with beef, with yucca blossoms and Nada’ban, Apache corn bread


Betting on Edibles

a beer called Magic Disco with its Essex Experience neighbor Magic Mann, a maker of CBD products. It’s an infusion of Black Flannel’s flagship New England IPA, Disco Montage, with Magic Mann’s Cherry Pie terpenes.

The resulting beer doesn’t contain any THC — that’s illegal — just the sweet, berry-scented, earthy terpenes added at the end of the brewing process, Black Flannel founder Chris Kesler said.

“Think of it as sprinkling salt on your food,” he said. “It’s accentuating, elevat ing and amplifying what’s already there from the hops, then supporting [it] with some additional flavors.”

The brewery released the first batch of Magic Disco on draft on April 20 (that is, 4/20), and it sold out fast. A new keg is ready to celebrate on October 1.

Will Black Flannel ever manufac ture THC drinks? Product innovation is nothing new for the brewery, which has been on the forefront of ready-todrink canned cocktails in Vermont. And, while he described himself as not a regular cannabis consumer, Kesler has advocated for cannabis legalization for decades and sees potential in the adultuse market.

The Black Flannel team would have to set up a separately licensed company to make anything THC-infused, Kesler noted. That’s “something we’re looking at,” he said, and they’ll reevaluate the possibility three to six months down the road.

“We’re a beverage manufacturer. That’s what we do well,” Kesler said. “If we can figure out the formulas for

infusing THC into a nonalcoholic prod uct and make it taste great — and do it in a specific, controlled dosing, just like we do with alcohol — then I think there’s a definite possibility.”

Over at Rookie’s Root Beer, owners Dave and Jenny Rooke have been waiting a long time to release a cannabis-infused soda. They even have a product devel oped: the Grateful Elixir, a version of their lemon mapleade with a long-last ing, full-spectrum cannabis infusion. (They’ll keep the root beer for the kids, Dave said.)

But the Rookes aren’t jumping into the THC arena. They already took on a new business this year: Whoa Nellie! Kettle Corn. They’ve had a busy summer selling popcorn at festivals and sending their staple Rookie’s products to restau rants and bars around the state.

The cannabis product would “be another great thing for us to juggle in there,” Dave said. First, though, he wants to see lines at the dispensaries for a full six months.

“I’m ready to turn the switch, but it’s a matter of letting the big guys gamble a little bit,” Dave said. “I don’t know if I’m going to be able to compete with them, or who’s going to survive.”

Will Vermont’s population support its small food and drink producers as they get into the cannabis game? And will tourists from nearby legal cannabis states spend their money at Vermont’s dispensaries?

“That’s a concern amongst a lot of people,” Dave said. “We’re just waiting, waiting, waiting.” m

The business opened at 27 State Street in March 2014, featuring takeout lunch and single-varietal oils and infused vinegars bottled to order. It also offered wine by the bottle and the glass; specialty foods, such as Vermont maple products and fresh pasta; and occasional pop-up brunches. Much of the store’s remaining inventory is currently discounted. Owner ADRIENNE BROWNLEE could not be reached for comment by press time.

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In her 2018 book-length poem The Lumberjack’s Dove, chosen by Louise Glück for the National Poetry Series, GennaRose Nethercott of Brattleboro o ers “three rules of storytelling”:

1. Only tell a story if you have to. If you can survive without telling it, keep mum.

2. A story is a two-way mirror. Don’t think the characters cannot see you. It’s safest to

assume they can always see you, & they know exactly where you live.

3. The purest way to speak truth is by lying.

Among the most elaborate and exalted forms of lying is surely the writing of a voluminous literary novel that leaps through time and roams across continents, defying the supposedly immutable laws of physics, gravity and logic. This is one way of describing Nethercott’s Thistlefoot

Nethercott has been a writer-inresidence at the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris and traveled internationally, composing poems-to-order on a 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter. While reading The Lumberjack’s Dove on tour, she accompanied performances of her narrative poem by scrolling through cut-paper illustrations on a handmade contraption called a “crankie.” She wrote the lyrics for her song collection Modern Ballads and recorded it with musicians such as Je erson Hamer, Lissa Schneckenburger, Corey DiMario and the trio Lula Wiles.

For this adventurous performer, one

narrator wouldn’t su ce for a first novel. Thistlefoot has three.

Bellatine Yaga is a woodworker and puppeteer who can “activate” inert objects into life. Her brother, Isaac Yaga, is a hobo and con artist who can mimic other people’s physical presence to a fantastical degree, allowing him to dupe and steal at whim. And Thistlefoot is a house that walks on chicken legs. The siblings inherited it from their ancestor Baba Yaga, the legendary supernatural great-grandma of Slavic folklore.

For years, Bellatine and Isaac have been severely estranged, both wounded since childhood by traumas the novel doesn’t directly disclose. Isaac’s habit is to flee any entanglement, and he’s been further damaged by the death of his one true friend. Bellatine su ers from a strange ailment she calls “Embering,” a burning that assails her hands and arms when her strange power to animate is triggered by touching a person or object.

When they’re notified that they’re the corecipients of a huge shipping crate, the two rendezvous at the Red Hook Terminals in Brooklyn to sign for their inheritance, which is Baba Yaga’s house. Understanding that their destiny will now be entwined with this miraculous, ambulatory house, they climb aboard and travel to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

Isaac brashly proposes that they crisscross the country in the striding house and perform their family’s puppet show, “The Drowning Fool,” and Bellatine reluctantly agrees. When they’ve earned enough money for Bellatine to buy out Isaac’s share of ownership, he promises to vanish again, as is his way.

The sections of the book narrated by Isaac are sharp and sarcastic. He mocks feelings as treacherous and love as futile, a cynicism that only gradually subsides. For him, life is a ruse, an extravagant artifice. In contrast, Bellatine’s narration is tender, melancholy; she confides in the reader. Like Isaac, for a long while she shows little faith in the endurance of love.

When Thistlefoot narrates, the perspective is all-seeing and the voice oracular. The house has a vast memory and abiding empathy for those who’ve su ered the brutalities of the past century.

The story takes place now and “somewhere outside time,” and Nethercott is a fabulous fabulist. While she plays with make-believe, as a children’s author might, this novel is for grown-ups, with adult preoccupations and provocations, including bigotry, suicide and mob violence.

Embracing the fantasy writer’s credo that anything can happen, the author makes magic on page after page and sustains a rollicking pace. Some readers

GennaRose Nethercott
Full House


I have a sod roof, overgrown with alfalfa, vervain, basil, turmeric, ginger root, yellow squash, heirloom tomatoes. Sprigs of horseradish and thyme. A cluster of purple yams. All a family needs to feed itself and a few visitors. In the sun, the lemongrass lengthens. In the moonlight, smoke blooms from me like dark fistfuls of roses — the great cookstove in my belly always lit, always warm. A porch belts my middle, where one might doze or dangle their legs over the edge to feel the dawn air on their knees. A dried owl talon hangs on a rope beside the door. Tug it, and a deep chime will sound to announce your presence. Knocking is useless. I am too plump. The sound would be swallowed up like a fruit fly into a frog’s throat. Tug once if you’re a stranger. Twice for a salesman. Thrice for a friend. Tug four times if you are my one true enemy, finally caught up to me.

may be resistant to the audacities of This tlefoot’s phenomena, its lush style and its fantastical plot. Yet Nethercott invites us to accept her story as a folktale, albeit one with cellphones, school buses and websites.

As Thistlefoot says,

...a folktale can never be forgotten because it wriggles and rearranges until it sits neatly on the heart. It is fluid and changing, able to adapt to whatever setting it finds itself in. It shifts in the mouth of every teller and adapts to the shape of each listener’s ear.

When the Yaga siblings remount their puppet show, abso lute evil materializes in the person of the Longshadow Man, a “dybbuk” or demon from time immemorial. He is elegantly seduc tive but lethal. His obsession is to eradicate any memory of a deadly pogrom that destroyed Baba Yaga’s original village, “a shtetl called Gedenkrovka, in the Smiliansky district of the Cherkassy region of the Russian nation,” which the old house will never forget.

Longshadow has tracked Thistlefoot to America and pursues the Yagas wher ever they run, from Vermont to New Orleans to an apocalyptic showdown on the Oklahoma prairie. Like the siblings, he has magical abilities, including the power to compel mobs of otherwise

normal people to crescendos of destruc tion. The scenes in which attackers try to burn down Thistlefoot call to mind footage of neo-Nazis surging through Charlottesville, Va., or the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

There are “No monsters but the monsters of our own making,” as Thistle foot observes in the chapter in which the house provides its origin story. Thistle foot implores the reader to be patient, pay attention and bear witness.

You were warned. The story as it is — it’s not the story as we wish it were. But then again, it is not a story at all. It is our world. A dead child is a dead child. A massacre is a massacre. Memories must be told ... Moth ers beget children, who beget daughters of their own ... Our descendants are born yearning and they do not know why, for they have forgotten. Their hands are full of fire. Their legs are trembling to flee. The body remembers. The soured air remembers ... I cannot forget. And if I am to remember, so too, I vow, will you.


Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott, Anchor Books, 448 pages. $28. Nethercott will read at the Brattleboro Literary Festival on Friday, October 14, 7 p.m., at Epsilon Spires in Brattleboro. Free.

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As a total solar eclipse darkened the skies on August 21, 2017, composer Danielle O’Hallisey found herself in front of her computer.

“The light got weird, my mood got weird, I started googling [outer space] and I came across the lost cosmonaut recording,” O’Hallisey recalled recently by phone. She was referring to the unverifi ed 1963 recording by amateur radio enthusiasts of a Russian female astronaut uttering her last words while hurtling toward Earth on a craft that had caught fire.

“It’s bone-chilling and one of the most powerful things I’ve ever heard,”O’Hallisey said. At the time, the composer was in Vermont, where she lived for nearly 40 years; she has since moved to Seal Beach, Calif., for health reasons.

O’Hallisey began composing a piece that day; it took her five years to complete. An exploration of female pioneers in flight, “Women of Aeronautics” will receive its world premiere from TURNmusic at the ensemble’s October 2 concert at the BCA Center in Burlington.

Led by Anne Decker, TURNmusic features a shifting roster of chamber musicians who perform new and experimental works, often by Vermont composers. Nine musicians will perform the program on Sunday evening, which also includes Paola Prestini’s “G-Force” and the U.S. premiere of Jessica Meyer’s “the dappled light just beyond her skin…”

“Women of Aeronautics,” the program’s final piece, uses visual projections to help tell the women’s stories. To create that multimedia element, the composer worked with filmmaker John Cannizzaro, who specializes in archival footage. Originally from Burlington, he moved to California in 1990 and lives in Santa Monica, where his company Smokehouse Films is based. He and O’Hallisey will both fly to Vermont for the premiere.

O’Hallisey’s 45-minute, 12-movement work explores female pilots and astronauts chronologically, from Julia Clark (1880-1912) — the first woman to die while piloting a plane — to NASA astronaut Laurel Blair Clark (1961-2003), who died in the Columbia space shuttle disaster.

“A lot of [the early pilots] died because they were skilled but no one would hire them for commercial aviation because they were women,” O’Hallisey said. “So they had to pull stunts, like be wing walkers or do barrel rolls” before the era of seat belts. That was the case for Bessie Coleman (1892-1926), the first Black and Native American woman to hold a pilot’s license, who fell from an open cockpit.

O’Hallisey shaped her music around

Wing and a Prayer

idea,” the filmmaker recalled, “and she’d say, ‘What if we had aerial shots of lights at night?’ I’d go back and find some footage of that.”

O’Hallisey studied film scoring at Berklee College of Music in Boston, though she didn’t complete a degree. Her claim to fame, she joked, is that the ABC dating reality show “The Bachelorette” featured one of her compositions.

A guitarist, O’Hallisey started composing “Women of Aeronautics” for Yellow Sky, a Vermont trio-turned-quartet that she formed with violinist Letitia Quante, cellist Michael Close and violist Elizabeth Reid. After the group folded in 2018, two strokes of luck helped propel the piece to completion: The Vermont Community Foundation awarded O’Hallisey a grant, and Decker called to ask if she had any new pieces to perform.


her research on each aviator and the clips she and Cannizzaro found depicting them.

The piece’s prelude, which O’Hallisey described as “Jazz Age-y,” is accompanied by video footage of wing walkers and a woman fixing a flat tire on an airborne plane.

Three movements deal with Amelia Earhart’s solo flights. The last, about the flight on which Earhart disappeared forever, has a snappy, militaristic theme. O’Hallisey said she meant it to express the controversy over the government’s decision to pay for search parties.

“Some of the generals were so pissed

that they didn’t try very hard. [It’s possible] she could have been rescued but wasn’t,” O’Hallisey declared.

“Usually, the music is done to enhance the visuals,” Cannizzaro said, describing his collaborative process with O’Hallisey. In this case, however, “We were editing picture back to music.”

For instance, after listening to the Russian cosmonaut’s haunting last words and O’Hallisey’s music for the movement “Hymn for a Lost Cosmonaut,” the two paired it with a series of images of “atmospheric space, clouds [and] smoke.”

“We’d sit there with the music and this


O’Hallisey subsequently developed the work for 11 instruments. The premiere will feature violinists Mary Rowell and Brooke Quiggins, violist Reid, cellist John Dunlop, bassist Kyle Saulnier, flutist Hilary Goldblatt, Betsy LeBlanc playing clarinets, pianist Alison Cerutti, and Jane Boxall on percussion. TURNmusic has recorded the work for an upcoming release.

The final movement of “Women of Aeronautics,” of which Seven Days got an advance listen, is both straightforward and moving. Titled “I Touch the Future,” it repeats the slowly descending notes of a chord while photographs of one undeniably brave woman after another appear on the screen.

O’Hallisey took the movement’s title from a quote by Christa McAuliffe, the New Hampshire teacher who died in the Challenger space shuttle crash while her students — and students around the nation — watched on television. “I touch the future. I teach,” McAuli e famously said.

“I get choked up every time I say it,” O’Hallisey said.


Premiere of “Women of Aeronautics” by Danielle O’Hallisey, performed by TURNmusic, Sunday, October 2, 7 p.m., at the BCA Center in Burlington. $20 suggested donation.

TURNmusic premieres a multimedia piece about women who lived and died in flight
Michael Close and Danielle O’Hallisey Amelia Earhart

Ed Koren is best known for his distinctive cartoons in the New Yorker — well more than 1,000 over six decades — featuring hirsute, long-nosed characters and gently satirical punch lines. He’s contributed numerous cover illustrations to the magazine, as well, and has graced Seven Days with a few. In Vermont, where Koren and his wife, Curtis, have lived since 1978, he’s also known as the state’s second cartoonist laureate (201417), a generous contributor of artwork to numerous nonprofit causes and a volunteer firefighter in Brookfield for 35 years.

Now 86, Koren is facing cancer. Nevertheless, during a recent home visit his wit was intact and his spirits sanguine, and he’d just sent a fresh batch of drawings to the New Yorker for consideration. He had another reason to feel upbeat: e Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction has just created a scholarship in his name.

“ roughout his life, he’s enriched our state in so many ways while touching the lives of all who knew him,” reads an explanation on the CCS website. “With Ed’s blessing, the Center for Cartoon Studies invites you to help us grow e Ed Koren Scholarship Fund to recognize and celebrate Ed’s unique legacy by supporting an emerging cartoonist who is also looking to enrich the cultural and civic life of Vermont.”

CCS cofounder James Sturm said in

a phone call that, when he first came to Vermont to start the school (with Michelle Ollie, in 2005), “I felt like one of the people whose blessing I needed was Ed. He was so enthusiastic!

“ e way that Ed has embraced the community from the start, and the way they embraced him back, is just amazing,” Sturm continued. “He was a firefighter and engaged so fully in civic life. e scholarship

just wants to celebrate that and honor him. Basically, the funding will go toward a student that has shown an investment in the civic life of the state.”

Koren is feeling it. “I’m deeply honored — how could I not be?” he said. “I’ve always been fond of the [cartoon] school and been connected to it — and to James.

“I’ve done this a long time — 72 years if you go back to high school — but I’ve never taught cartooning,” Koren observed. “I can’t begin to tell you how honored I am to be associated with the school.” He expressed admiration for CCS’ emphasis on applied cartooning and social activism.

CCS, which offers workshops, a certificate program and an MFA, has published Let’s Talk About It: A Graphic Guide to Mental Health and is Is What Democracy Looks Like: A Graphic Guide to Governance, among other comic books.


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Robert Volk Jr. has been working on slate roofs since the early 1980s. Known to his friends and family as Bobby, he moved to Vermont in 1986 and worked on ridgelines across the northern part of the state. In his spare time, Bob designed and built a massive log cabin at 191 Rabbit Run in Waltham, which includes a tree house, a suspension bridge and two rooms filled with arcade games. Photos of his unique home went viral online when Zillow Gone Wild shared it in 2021.

Bob’s life changed in 2009 when his knee got infected after a kneereplacement procedure. Over the next decade, he had five more knee surgeries and continued working despite ongoing pain and infection. In 2019, he was faced with a decision: Remove the leg or risk death. After a near-death incident, Bob had his leg amputated above the knee in August 2019. He continues to work on slate roofs while wearing a prosthetic leg and now lives in Waterville.

Seven Days senior multimedia producer Eva Sollberger first met Bob in 2007 when he came to fix some broken slates on her home in Burlington. He is

a unique character and extremely knowledgeable about slate. Eva asked Bob in 2016 if she could feature him in a video, but it took a few more years to make it happen. Bob returned to Eva’s home in September, and she took out her iPhone to record his work on her roof.

Despite the health challenges that Bob has faced for 13 years, he remains positive and upbeat. At age 59, he doesn’t sweat the small stu and is glad to catch up with his customers, who have become friends over the years.

Unstuck: Episode Extras With Eva

SEVEN DAYS: How did you meet Bob?

EVA SOLLBERGER: I’m not sure who referred me to Bob initially, but he has visited my 1890s house over the years and kept the ancient roof from leaking. I bought the house in 2007, the same year I started at Seven Days. These old Burlington houses often need a ton of repair work and upkeep. For the past 15 years, I have been focused on fixing up the place, and it really helps to know the right people who can help you. In Burlington, slate roofs add to the historic character of the town. Bob is one of the few people who knows this artful trade.

SD: Why did you decide to feature Bob in “Stuck in Vermont”?

ES: Bob is a really interesting person. We wrote about him twice in 2005, which is maybe how I heard about him. Ken Picard did a piece about Bob’s roof work, and Cathy Resmer wrote about his collection of vintage arcade games. Matthew Thorsen took photos of Bob, which you can see in this episode.

When Bob mentioned that the photos of his home had gone viral, I googled it and realized that I had already admired his tree house online. He sold the unique property in 2021. I was one of the many people who flipped through photos of it, but I had no idea that Bob had made it.

SD: Are you surprised Bob agreed to a video?

ES: Yes, surprised and grateful. I did mention the idea back in 2016, but the guy moves fast, and you just have to move fast enough to catch him in action. Bob worked at my house for two days, and I imagine that it was distracting that I was filming him during much of that time. I ask a lot of questions and can be a pest. But Bob is very kind and patient, which I appreciate.

SD: Did you climb up on the roof?

ES: I am a nervous Nellie and horribly afraid of heights. I mainly filmed Bob from the ground and got good audio with a body mike. I climbed his ladder a few times to get better footage and was absolutely terrified of falling. It certainly gives me a massive appreciation for how nimble he is with his prosthetic leg.

SD: What surprised you about watching Bob?

ES: The sheer power and strength it takes to do his job. After a decade fighting this knee infection, Bob is not as strong as he once was, but he still has the energy it takes to do his work. I am in awe of his dexterity, bravery and knowledge. Much like Vermont slate, which lasts for hundreds of years, Bob seems indestructible.

SD: What was difficult about this video?

ES: Bob is not great at remembering dates. First he told me that his leg was amputated in 2016, and then he admitted that he wasn’t sure of the exact year. He told me to call Brenda Wade, his girlfriend, for more details. Brenda was kind enough to fill in some of the missing info and verified that Bob’s leg was amputated in 2019. I also bugged Brenda with many questions, such as, “Should I call him Robert, Bobby or Bob?” As you can see, I ended up using all three.

SD: Will Bob be passing his trade on to anyone?

ES: Sadly, he has not found the right person to pass on all his knowledge to. Slate repair is a dying art, but, with all the slate roofs in Burlington, a skilled tradesperson will always be employed around here. After working in this field for four decades, Bob is a slate master. I hope he can impart that expertise to someone.

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Off Center for the Dramatic Arts to reopen

In a press release billed as “big happy news,” Burlington’s shuttered Off Center for the Dramatic Arts announced last week that it will open a black box theater in November, carry ing on its mission to encourage theatrical risk-taking by providing affordable space.

“We’re just thrilled,” Laura Roald, president of Off Center’s board of direc tors, told Seven Days last Thursday.

Off Center is a volunteer-operated nonprofit founded in 2010 in Burlington’s Old North End to lower the cost of perfor mance space, making it accessible for educational and experimental ventures. Its new professionally equipped, 80-seat performing arts venue in Ethan Allen Shopping Center on North Avenue will host shows, events, classes and rehearsals.

“Closing our doors in July 2020 was heartbreaking,” Roald said in the press release, “but that depressing COVID hibernation means we bring a fresh spirit of theatrical renewal to our new space and neighborhood.”

The 1,500-square-foot storefront theater, in the space formerly occupied by a UPS store, will feature a minimal ist design “to provide producers a blank canvas for creating intimate shows in a friendly environment,” the press release said. Its grand opening celebration will

coincide with Off Center’s eighth Burling ton Fringe Festival, which runs December 8 to 11. The eclectic, anything-goes theater fundraiser features a different lineup of 20-minute performances each day.

“We’re psyched,” said actor Chris Caswell, vice president of Off Center’s board of directors.

to read and workshop their new work, Caswell said. “Maybe they eventually take it to the Flynn,” she said. “We do see ourselves as an incubator space for theater artists.”

Off Center opened in June 2010 at the corner of Archibald Street and North Winooski Avenue. Founded by John D. Alexander, Stephen Goldberg, Genevra MacPhail and Paul Schnabel, the nonprofit produced what it called “theater in the garage.” It occupied the building’s former loading dock, which had 13-foot ceilings, a natural proscenium stage and seating for 65.

To keep it affordable, according to Off Center’s website, “every aspect of the organization — … building the risers, hanging the lights, cleaning the bath rooms, planning festivals and keeping the books — is run by a community of local artists and audiences passionate about the need for affordable, profession ally equipped performance and rehearsal space.”

In 2019, after losing its lease, the theater moved next door, retrofitted its new space and booked it for the follow ing spring. “I think there were a total of two shows to hit that space,” Caswell said. COVID-19 forced Off Center’s closure in March 2020.

Difficult board discussions followed. “Finally, one brave soul said, ‘We should really talk about moving out,’” Caswell said. That was the right decision, in her view, “because we would have gone under if we had stayed open even three more months.”

The theater closed in July 2020. Board members started looking for new space that November, treading carefully as they gauged the pandemic. Now, said Roald, an actor, director and teacher, “We’ve returned enough to communal life that it seems like it’s the right time to find a space for people to get together for smallscale productions.”

Burlington has many great theaters, and Off Center doesn’t want to compete with them, Caswell continued, but they tend to be expensive to rent. “We just want to provide a less expensive, smaller venue for people who might not be ready to fully produce a show or want to produce a more intimate show or want to experi ment more,” she said. “We want theater artists — and performers in general — to be able to take risks and feel like they can.”

Off Center is a place for playwrights

The theater is recruiting volunteers and planning workshops and educational opportunities, Roald said: “We’re excited to move into a period of growth after sitting on our hands for so long.”

Caswell admitted that there have been times when she thought the theater might never reopen. Reflecting back to 2018, when board members learned that Off Center would lose its lease, she said, “We have been in crisis or hibernation mode for four and a half years now, so we are really excited.” m


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Looking Out

Last year, Stowe’s annual outdoor sculpture show, “Exposed,” talked at visitors: Text-based works expressed specific messages, often regarding ongoing social justice issues. At this year’s version, people can write their own messages in chalk on one of the sculp tures: “Dream Home Dream,” a colorfully painted plywood playhouse-like structure by Montpelier artist Rob Hitzig that’s sited, appropriately, in front of Stowe’s town hall.

The whole exhibition takes a much lighter turn this year, according to cocura tors Rachel Moore and Alexandra Sherrill. It’s about “how to move on, the future, dreams,” said Moore, executive director and director of exhibitions at the Current, which presents the annual exhibition. She and Sherrill, the Current’s assistant curator, selected nine works, all but one by Vermont artists, to convey the theme.

Winooski resident Leslie Fry’s castbronze “Arise,” one of four works on the gallery’s front lawn, expresses an irrepress ible hope and joy — an impressive feat, given that the artist considers it her “COVID sculpture.” (She first modeled it in plaster in March 2020.)

One of Fry’s signature hybrid figures, the bird woman of “Arise” is poised to take off from her pedestal wearing fashionable platform boots. Her wings are still wrapped around her — each feather ends in the shape of a small hand — but her head looks up and toward a future that leaves a slight, confident smile on her face.

From where she’s positioned, the bird woman might fly right through Lydia Kern’s “1_365th of an Orbit.” The airy arch, 10 by eight feet with a three-foot depth, is roofed

with pink vinyl; its plywood structure is painted all the colors of a spectacular sunset or sunrise. Monumental arches traditionally commemorate pivotal historic moments; this one celebrates an endlessly repeated one — a day — whose visual markers appear and fade so gradually that their grandeur is often missed.

“We live and rest between the colors of sunrise and sunset,” Kern of Winooski says on an audio commentary. (Each artist provided one, accessible through QR codes on the panels.) “Can we replace our rushed relationship with time with a sense of awe?”

Morrisville sculptor Judith Wrend’s

kinetic work “The Dreaming Mind” allows for more contemplation; in fact, she advises viewers to “let go of your thoughts” and just watch. The aluminum work’s horizontal arc, bearing painted shapes at its ends, rotates with the wind atop a thin post secured with two flared panels. The panels have cutouts that echo the arc’s shapes: A circle and a triangular notch affect the work’s everchanging visual balance.

The lawn’s fourth installation, a trio of mass-produced-looking barn-shaped struc tures called “Barns-RGB,” are Stowe artist Scott Boyd’s jarring marriage of pastoral imagery with corporate maneuvers: He

means the four-foot-high, pastel-painted trio to evoke Monopoly pieces.

These minimalist forms, with their iden tical rows of window-like rectangles, need maintenance to preserve their industrial look: Boyd regularly mows their grassy site, then blows away the clippings. (Similarly, Hitzig hosed down “Dream Home Dream” in order to make room for more commentary in chalk.)

One contribution to “Exposed” won’t change in our lifetimes: “Blue Gilead,” by Brookline, Mass., sculptor Murray Dewart, a widely collected artist originally from St. Johnsbury. The polished blue-painted aluminum structure, evocative of a Japa nese torii gate, is mounted on a granite base

At “Exposed” in Stowe, sculptors consider the future
Clockwise from top left: “Arise” by Leslie Fry; “Blue Gilead” by Murray Dewart; “Barns-RGB” by Scott Boyd; “1_365th of an Orbit” by Lydia Kern; ”Abound and Again” by Harlan Mack; “Dream Home Dream” by Rob Hitzig

along Main Street. Its perfectly symmetri cal design encloses a circle in which, according to the audio commentary, “all things merge.”

Johnson-based Harlan Mack is not interested in polish. His Corten steel sculp ture “Abound and Again” is well rusted; tree stumps chained together encircle its base. It’s a one-third-scale version of a sculpture he installed at a steel factory near Tangshan, a port city in northeast China, in 2019. The creation reads like three slices of a sphere topped with cutouts of buildings, smoke plumes, trees, houses, an octopus’ tentacles — all the swirling life of a small world.

According to Mack’s audio clip, “Abound and Again” addresses “themes of abundance.” But, like everything this multimedia artist creates, it also expands his ongoing artistic narrative set in a mythic time and featuring recurring characters. In this case, the sheets of steel mimic the pages of a pop-up book depicting a giant

octopus communing with the rain at a time of few remaining humans. The sphere is “a rage tank for unwanted emotion,” Mack explained by email.

The final two works sit along the Stowe Recreation Path. One is meant to be walked on: Juniper Creative Arts’ “Dandelion Wishes,” a colorful mural applied to the blacktop using paint sturdy enough to last two years.

Juniper Creative Arts is a Brandonbased Black and Dominican family collec tive comprising Will Kasso Condry; his wife, Jennifer Herrera Condry; and their daughter, Alexa Herrera Condry. Will recently won the inaugural Vermont Prize, awarded by the curators of the Current, Burlington City Arts, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, and the Hall Art Foundation in Reading, along with a guest curator from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Juniper designs and produces — often with community input and help — murals that set the lives and stories of the African diaspora in imagined worlds of natural and symbolic beauty. “Dandelion Wishes” invites passersby to traverse the weed from its root to its branching leaves to its stem — depicted as a dragonfly touching noses with a snake — to its puff: two young brothers’ faces encircled with abstract shapes.

Nature plays a different role farther along the path. Hinesburg artist Brian Collier’s “Change Markers” highlights Vermont’s invasive species by display ing their roots prominently at the tops of three eight-foot-tall triangular, pillar-like structures.

The common buckthorn and Amur honeysuckle roots are painted blue, green

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PEG HARRIGAN: Digital photographs and objects from the artist’s landscape and social landscape portfolios. October 1-10. Info, 495-6068. PHarrigan Fine Arts in Burlington.

‘WITHIN THIS FOREST’: Photography by the late artist Catrin Rhiannon Steward. October 1-31. Info, 863-3403. Fletcher Free Library in Burlington.

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f MICHELE BRODY: “Papers of Place,” an exhibition of artwork incorporating paper created from local plants, presented in partnership with ecoartspace. Artist talk: Thursday, September 29, 5-6 p.m., in Cherry Science Hall 101, followed by gallery reception, 6-7 p.m. September 29-October 28. Info, bcollier@ McCarthy Art Gallery, Saint Michael’s College, in Colchester.


f AXEL STOHLBERG: “House,” collages and sculptures that consider the concepts of dwelling and place. Art Walk reception: Friday, October 7, 4:30-7 p.m. October 4-December 30. Info, 279-5558. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier.


f TARANEH MOSADEGH: Paintings by the Iranian American artist based in Halifax, Vt., and Brooklyn, N.Y. Reception and artist talk: Wednesday, October 5, 7-9 p.m. October 2-November 30. Info, 635-2727. Vermont Studio Center in Johnson.

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f ELLEN GRANTER: “Tidal,” new paintings exploring the New England coast and the wildlife that inhabits it. Reception: Friday, October 7, 5-6:30 p.m. October 1-November 15. Info, 989-7419. Edgewater Gallery at the Falls in Middlebury.

f ‘THE LIFE OF WATER’: An international juried exhibition of photographs of water in all its forms and sources. Opening reception: Friday, September 30, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. September 28-October 21. Info, PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury.

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f EMILIA OLSON: “Painting With the Past,” oil-on-canvas paintings incorporating objects from the artist’s childhood. Reception: Sunday, October 9, 4-6 p.m. October 2-November 27. Info, 533-2000. Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro.


f ‘THE WALLOOMSAC EXHIBITION’: Objects from the historic former inn and the museum’s permanent collection. Reception with the curators: Friday, September 30, 4-6 p.m. September 30-December 31. Info, 447-1571. Bennington Museum.


ANNUAL ARMCHAIR AUCTION: The Henry Sheldon Museum offers an array of art, services, gift cards and more to benefit the museum. Registration required. Online, September 28-October 7. Info, 388-2117.

ART CAFÉ WITH MUSIC: Explore this year’s contemporary art exhibition, “Interplay,” with fresh baked goods, tea and live piano music. Kents’ Corner State Historic Site, Calais, Friday, September 30, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Info, 828-0749.

ARTISAN MARKET: An outdoor marketplace featur ing arts, crafts, specialty foods and other handmade items. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, Saturday, October 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info, 775-0356.


‘Earth & Fire’

The current exhibition at Mad River Valley Arts in Waitsfield shows what can arise from the alchemy of natural elements, heat and human imagination. “Earth & Fire” — underscored with the subtitle “formed in earth, forged in fire” — is an exhibition of works in clay and glass by a dozen area artists. Curated by Jean Sharry with assistance from MRVA executive director Sam TalbotKelly, it assembles a multitude of functional and sculptural pieces.

Valerie Dearing delivers both — with a message. In her pit-fired ceramic vessels, part of a series she calls “New Earth,” Dearing reacts to “vast changes currently happening to the earth,” according to an artist statement. “With this body of work, I am interested in visualizing the essence of these destructive forces and how we need to nurture and care for our world and the universes beyond immediately,” she writes.

Dearing’s small wall-hung sculptures collectively titled “Masked” feature spikes à la the coronavirus. The artist’s response to the pandemic considers how we humans isolated from each other and “entered our own personal world behind the masks.”

The exhibition is rich with diverse styles of pottery — platters, bowls, vases and even piggy banks. A striking entry is Noel Bailey’s wheel-thrown and hand-built porcelain bowls and pitcher. White with a dark-glaze accent and distinguished by asymmetry, Bailey’s work is inspired in part by the fluctuations of water. “I am drawn

BIWEEKLY FIGURE DRAWING SOCIAL: Tickets are limited to 20 seats and are first come, first serve. Live model; bring your own beverages and supplies; curated playlist. RSVP at Wishbone Collective, Winooski, Wednesday, October 5, 6-8 p.m. $15. Info,

BTV MARKET: An expansion of the former BCA Artist Market includes arts, crafts and other wares, as well as food and live music. Burlington City Hall Park, Saturday, October 1, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Info, 865-7166.

FALL OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND: Vermont Craft Council presents a statewide event in which artists welcome visitors to their studios and galleries for tours and demonstrations. Map and details at Various Vermont locations, Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info,

GERALD K. STONER OPEN STUDIO: Explore more than 50 welded-steel sculptures in conjunction with the statewide Open Studio Weekend. Gerald K. Stoner Sculpture, Underhill, Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info, 324-3897.

MAKING ART ON THE LAND WALKING TOUR: Docent Laura Need guides visitors through a tour and discussion of sculptures by David Stromeyer. Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, Enosburg Falls, Sunday, October 2, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 512-333-2119.

to serene, fluid, and graceful forms, which I find abundant in vertical ice and water-carved rock,” he writes on his website. His approach results in pieces “that convey a narrative of movement and change.”

Bette Ann Libby approaches her practice with an eye for both beauty — in splatter-glazed stoneware platters — and wit, such as in her “Iron Woman” ceramic sculpture. In the latter, the textures of the pedestal-like structure suggest a centuries-old artifact, but the hand iron perched at a saucy angle on its top asserts a more modern feminist humor. Call it iron-y. If glassmaking is not quite as ancient as pottery, the craft has more than compensated with transcendent elegance. Gorgeous examples in this exhibit are Michael Egan’s tall, graceful vases with classic Murano-

David Leppla writes that he has focused for 30 years on representations of nature in his glasswork — specifically the “fleeting qualities of natural beauty that appear all around us but are often missed.” This exhibition presents pieces in Leppla’s “Seed Pod Series” — bouquets of colorful glass pods hung upside-down as if for drying. His wife and fellow glass artist, Melanie Guernsey Leppla, contributes blown-glass cairns that echo the stone totems erected by humans from time immemorial. “I hope that my work will inspire a moment of reflection and connection with nature,” she writes in an artist statement. It does.

“Earth & Fire” is on view through October 14. Pictured: “Iron Woman” by Bette Ann Libby.

OPEN STUDIO AT CAL: Black-and-white portraiture by Crystal Stokes is on view during the weekend event. Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier, Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info, 522-3973.

OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND AT BLUE ROOF DESIGNS: Studio tours and demonstrations of hand-bound journals, photo albums and guest books using traditional bookbinding techniques and handmade papers and artisanal materials. Blue Roof Designs, Montpelier, Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info, 229-1342.

OPEN STUDIOS AT SPA: Eight resident artists open their work spaces to visitors during Open Studios Weekend: Tracey Hambleton, Georgia Landau, Michelle Lesnak, Maggie Neale, Anne Sarcka, Athena Petra Tasiopoulos, Janet Van Fleet and Pamela Wilson. Studio Place Arts, Barre, Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 479-7069.

SEPTEMBER ART SOCIAL: A reception for current exhibitions “Rock Solid XXII” and “Transformative Moves: Ray Brown,” with live music by a Vermont Fiddle Orchestra quartet and refreshments. Face masks required. Studio Place Arts, Barre, Friday, September 30, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 479-7069.



tion and public programs, discusses the impact of the artist’s travels on his work, in conjunction with a current exhibition. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, Wednesday, September 28, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 656-0750.



‘ANYWHERE FROM ANYWHERE’: A collection of drawings by more than 20 artists. Through December 1. Info, Karma Bird House Gallery in Burlington.

ART HOP JURIED SHOW: Artwork by more than 70 artists submitted for competition in the 30th annual South End Art Hop; juried by David Griffin. Through December 10. Info, 859-9222. The Vaults in Burlington.

‘BLACK FREEDOM, BLACK MADONNA & THE BLACK CHILD OF HOPE’: “Black Freedom, Black Madonna, and the Black Child of Hope,” designed by Raphaella Brice and created by Brice and Josie Bunnell, a mural installed for Burlington’s 2022 Juneteenth celebration, featuring a Haitian-inspired image of liberation. Through June 18. Info, 865-7166. Fletcher Free Library in Burlington.




‘CALL AND RESPONSE’: Artworks by 16 members of the Howard Arts Collective, each inspired by a piece in the museum’s collections. ‘DARK GODDESS: AN EXPLORATION OF THE SACRED FEMININE’: Largescale black-and-white photographs by Shanta Lee, based on the inquiry, “Who or what is the Goddess when she is allowed to misbehave?” ROCKWELL KENT: Prints by the iconic American artist (18821971) from the Ralf C. Nemec collection. Through December 9. Info, 656-0750. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, in Burlington.

‘CONNECTIONS’: Howard Center Arts Collective presents an art installation of painted mailboxes and mosaics, inviting viewers to reflect on the benefits of old-fashioned mail delivery and to consider whether mailboxes have become relics of the past. Through July 31. Info, artscollective@ Howard Center in Burlington.

KELLY O’NEAL: Painterly photographs focused on the beauty of place. Curated by Burlington City Arts. Through October 31. Info, 865-7296. Mascoma Bank in Burlington.

‘MORE THAN AN OBJECT: THE CONTEMPORARY STILL LIFE’: A group exhibition that presents multiple innovative variations on an age-old format in mediums including painting, photography, animation and sculpture. Through October 8.

LOUISE ARNOLD: Landscape paintings. Lorraine B. Good Room. Through October 7. SKY HOPINKA: “Fainting Spells,” two experimental films that explore themes of culture and homeland as the artist reflects on the complexity of his Indigenous identity. Through October 8. Info, 865-7166. BCA Center in Burlington.

‘MORE THAN A MARKET’: An exhibit celebrating local, immigrant-owned markets in Burlington, South Burlington and Winooski, featuring an instal lation that re-creates the feel of a busy market, as well as wall panels with archival and contemporary photographs. Third floor. Through December 23. Info, 989-4723, O.N.E. Community Center in Burlington.

‘PORTRAITS OF PRIDE’: An exhibition of photo graphs by M. Sharkey of individuals who were part of the 1983 Pride March; presented by the Pride Center of Vermont and the Vermont Folklife Center. Through September 30. Info, 865-7296. Burlington City Hall.

‘VOICES OF ST. JOSEPH’S ORPHANAGE’: Photographs and stories of abuse and recovery from the Catholic-run Burlington orphanage, which was home to more than 13,000 children from 1854 to 1974. Presented by the St. Joseph’s Orphanage Restorative Inquiry and the Vermont Folklife Center. Through December 16. Info, 656-2138. Billings Library, University of Vermont, in Burlington.

WYLIE GARCIA: “Tending Constellations,” a solo exhibition of recent paintings that emerged from the emotional spaces between grief and joy, uncertainty and hope. Through October 8. Info, 324-0014. Soapbox Arts in Burlington.

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‘ABENAKI CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE VERMONT COMMUNITY’: A series of murals designed by Scott Silverstein in consultation with Abenaki artists Lisa Ainsworth Plourde and Vera Longtoe Sheehan and members of Richmond Racial Equity; the 10 panels celebrate the Abenaki origins of practices still important to Vermont culture. Through May 31. Info, Richmond Town Hall.

ART AT THE AIRPORT: Caleb Kenna, aerial photo graphs of Vermont (Skyway); and Kathleen Fleming, acrylic paintings inspired by landscapes (Gates 1-8), curated by Burlington City Arts. Through September 30. ROB HITZIG & BEAR CIERI: Abstract geometric paintings on birch panels (Skyway), and photo graphs from the artist’s Quarry Survey (Gates 1-8).

Through December 6. Info, 865-7296. Burlington International Airport in South Burlington.

BRIAN DROURR & STEPHANIE BUSH: Nature photographs and paintings of cows, respectively. Curated by Burlington City Arts. Through October 18. Info, 865-7296. Pierson Library in Shelburne.

‘EYESIGHT & INSIGHT: LENS ON AMERICAN ART’: An exhibition of artworks that illuminates creative responses to perceptions of vision; four sections explore themes ranging from 18th-century optical technologies to the social and historical connota tions of eyeglasses in portraiture from the 19th century to the present. Through October 16.

‘IN PLAIN SIGHT: REDISCOVERING CHARLES SUMNER BUNN’S DECOYS’: An online exhibition of shorebird decoys carved by the member of the ShinnecockMontauk Tribes, based on extensive research and resolving historic controversy. Through October 5.

‘OUR COLLECTION: ELECTRA HAVEMEYER WEBB, EDITH HALPERT AND FOLK ART’: A virtual exhibition that celebrates the friendship between the museum founder and her longtime art dealer, featuring archival photographs and ephemera, a voice recording from Halpert, and quotations pulled from the women’s extensive correspondences. Through February 9. LUIGI

LUCIONI: “Modern Light,” more than 50 landscape paintings, still-life works, portraiture and etchings by the prolific artist (1900-88) and a comprehensive examination of his career. Through October 16.

MARIA SHELL: “Off the Grid,” 14 contemporary quilts that push the boundaries of the traditional gridded format by the Alaska-based quilter. Through October 16. NANCY WINSHIP MILLIKEN: “Varied and Alive,” four monumental outdoor sculptures set in a pollinator meadow that embody the museum’s commitment to environmental stewardship and feature natural materials intrinsic to the region.

Through October 16. Info, 985-3346. Shelburne Museum.

‘FINE FEATHERS’: Works by more than 60 artists and poets inspired by birds and feather colors, shapes, patterns and functions. Through October 31. Info, 434-2167. Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington.

f JESSICA SCRIVER: “Growth Patterns,” new paint ings in mixed media that explore shape, pattern, texture and color. Reception: Friday, September 30, 5-7 p.m. Through October 29. Info, 985-3848. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne.

LINDA BLACKERBY: Vibrant abstract paintings by the Vermont artist. Through October 2. Info, Shelburne Vineyard.

SOUTH BURLINGTON SHOWCASE: An exhibition of more than 60 paintings, photographs and mixed-media works by local artists Gin Ferrara, Jeffrey Pascoe and Michael Strauss. Through December 13. Info, South Burlington Public Art Gallery.


ALISA DWORSKY: “The Folded Line,” large-format, multidimensional drawings that engage with the question of what it means to make a line. Through September 29. Info, 279-5558. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier.

AMY HOOK-THERRIEN: Watercolor paintings by the Vermont artist. A portion of sales benefits the nature center. Through September 30. Info, 2296206. North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier.

BOW THAYER: Vibrant paintings by the Vermont musician and visual artist. Through October 11. Info, 225-6232. Filling Station in Middlesex.

CABOT ARTISTS: A curated exhibition showcasing the work of the visual arts community. Through October 2. Info, 227-0036. Cabot Art Barn.

ELLIOT BURG: “Tunbridge Fair,” an exhibit of black-and-white photographs by the Middlesex photographer. Through September 30. Info, 2724920. Capitol Region Visitors Center in Montpelier.

f EVE JACOBS-CARNAHAN: “Knit Democracy Together,” a five-foot-long sculpture of the Vermont Statehouse constructed from the knitted works of more than 50 crafters. Also on view are the artist’s mixed-media allegorical sculptures of knitted chickens encountering voting challenges. Art Walk reception: Friday, October 7, 4:30-7 p.m. Through October 31. Info, 279-5558. Vermont Statehouse, Card Room in Montpelier.

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artf ‘INTERPLAY’: Works in a variety of mediums by 20 Vermont artists fill the historic house and grounds in this annual exhibition and illuminate time, memory and personal story; also, a recogni tion of staff artists at the Vermont Studio Center and an installation honoring late Burlington artist Maggie Sherman. Closing celebration: Sunday, October 9, 3-5 p.m. Through October 9. Info, david. Kents’ Corner State Historic Site in Calais.

JEROME LIPANI: “Visual Fugue,” analytical abstractions and assemblages of found materials, conceived as scores for music and dance improvisa tion. Through September 30. Info, jeromelipani@ Plainfield Co-op.

JILL MADDEN: Oil paintings on linen and gouache paintings on watercolor paper that explore the unique wilderness areas of the Green Mountains. Through September 30. Info, 223-2328. Vermont Natural Resources Council in Montpelier.

KATHY STARK: “New Work 2019-2022,” paintings constructed of repeating marks that might evoke fields of crops, flocks of birds, schools of fish or families of color. Through October 2. Info, 552-0877. The Front in Montpelier.

‘ROCK SOLID XXII’: The annual celebration of stone includes sculptures, assemblages and other works in the main gallery and plaza. RAY BROWN: “Transformative Moves,” a lifetime retrospective of the paintings, drawings, prints and more by the late local artist. Curated by NNEMoCA on the second and third floors and in the Quick Change Gallery, as well as annex locations at AR Market and Morse Block. Through October 29. Info, 479-7069. Studio Place Arts in Barre.

REGIS CUMMINGS: “Retrospect,” paintings in response to the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, by the Montpelier artist. Through October 28. Info, 279-5558. Vermont Statehouse Cafeteria in Montpelier.

‘THE WORLD THROUGH THEIR EYES’: Watercolors and drawings by 19th-century Norwich alumni William Brenton Boggs and Truman Seymour depicting scenes in North and South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Through December 16. Info, 485-2886. Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, in Northfield.


‘LAND & LIGHT & WATER & AIR’: An annual exhibition featuring more than 95 works by local and regional artists who paint the Vermont countryside. Through October 30. ‘LET US INTRODUCE YOU’: Paintings by five artists who have not previously exhibited in the gallery: Robin Reynolds, Ellen Hopkins Fountain, Kate Follett, Ella Delyanis and Caroline Loftus. Through October 30. 2022 LEGACY COLLECTION: An exhibit of works by 16 distinguished New England landscape artists plus a selection of works by Alden Bryan and Mary Bryan. Through December 24. Info, 644-5100. Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville.

ALTERNATIVE TAKES GALLERY: An exhibition by Misoo Bang, Richard Britell and Mary Reilly featuring three different perspectives on the world, from the architecture of Western civilization to the natural world, to the individuals navigating both, accomplished with paint, collage and graphite. Through October 31. Info, 760-4634. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort.

f ‘THE ART OF THE GRAPHIC’: Eight displays of snowboards that let viewers see the design process from initial conception to final product; featuring artists Scott Lenhardt, Mark Gonzalez, Mikey Welsh, Mishel Schwartz and more. Closing party: Friday, September 30, 5-7 p.m. Through October 9. Info, 253-9911. Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum in Stowe.

‘EXPOSED’: The annual outdoor sculpture show featuring works by nine Vermont artists sited on the Current lawn and downtown. Through October 22. Info, 253-8358. Various Stowe locations.

‘GRACE: 45 YEARS OF CREATIVITY’: An exhibition of works by participants in the Hardwick-based Grassroots Arts and Community Effort, which facilitates art making with seniors and people with disabilities. Through October 21. Info, 635-1469. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Northern Vermont University, in Johnson.

‘WHEN THE WELL IS DRY: An exhibition featuring 11 artists who explore the interconnection of environ ment, climate change, culture and community. In partnership with Visura. Through December 10. Info, 253-8358. The Current in Stowe.

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‘EARTH & FIRE’: A group exhibition of artworks in glass and ceramic by local artists. Through October 14. Info, 224-6878. Mad River Valley Arts Gallery in Waitsfield.

GREEN MOUNTAIN PHOTO SHOW: An annual un juried exhibition open to professional and amateur photographers in a variety of styles, formats and subject matter. Through October 9. Info, info@ Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield.

KATE SMITH & ELIZABETH NELSON: Abstract paintings drawn from memories of special places. Through October 9. Info, 244-7801. Axel’s Frame Shop & Gallery in Waterbury.

‘REACT! AN ECOART CALL TO ACTION’: Works that address social and ecological issues in collage, book art, sculpture, fiber, clay and found-object assemblage by Pamela Wilson, Jennifer Volansky, Dorsey Hogg, Kevin Donegan and Anne Cummings. Through October 15. Info, info.acrossroads@gmail. com. Grange Hall Cultural Center in Waterbury Center.

‘TO MARKET’: Large-scale black-and-white paintings by Shelley Reed and elaborate cut-paper installations by Randal Thurston. By appointment. Through October 9. Info, 777-2713. The Bundy Modern in Waitsfield.

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‘THE ORWELL ARTISTS’: Works by 11 artists including pottery, collage, painting and more. Through October 15. 6X6: A MINI EXHIBITION: An exhibition of 2D artwork with dimensions of six inches square by more than 50 local artists. The theme commemorates the store turning 6 months old. Through October 29. Info, 989-7225. Sparrow Art Supply in Middlebury.

2022 PICNIC BASKET RAFFLE: An annual fundraiser for the museum featuring baskets hand-painted by Nancie Dunn, Gary Starr, Gayl Braisted, Warren Kimble, Danielle Rougeau and Fran Bull. Bidding is at Through October 10.

CAMPUS THEATER MOVIE POSTERS: A virtual exhibit of posters and other ephemera from Middlebury’s former movie theater, which opened in 1936. It was later converted to the current Marquis Theater. Through January 7.

‘ADDISON COUNTY COLLECTS’: An eclectic exhibition of objects and personal stories from 36 area collectors, celebrating the local and global community. Through January 7. ‘ADDISON COUNTY KIDS COLLECT’: A continually growing exhibition of photos of Addison County children with their personal collections. Through January 7. ‘ARTISTS

IN THE ARCHIVES: COMMUNITY, HISTORY & COLLAGE’: Collage prints by 23 artists from seven countries that reflect upon the idea of community in the 21st-century world. Curated by Kolaj Institute director Ric Kasini Kadour. Through January 7. ‘THE ELEPHANT IN THE ARCHIVES’: An experimental exhibit reexamining the museum’s Stewart-Swift Research Center archival collections with a critical eye toward silences, erasures and contemporary relevance. Through January 7. CHUCK HERRMANN: “Sculptures of Perseverance,” eight poignant works by the Shoreham wood carver created in response to the ongoing Ukrainian tragedy. Through January 7. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury.

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BETSY SILVERMAN & RACHEL WILCOX: “About Town,” paintings of the urban landscape. Through September 30. Info, 458-0098. Edgewater Gallery at the Falls in Middlebury.

‘DISSENT! ABOLITION & ADVOCACY IN PRINT’: An exhibition of 19th-century print materials used as a platform to expose the horrors of enslavement and spread calls for emancipation in the United States. Through October 23. Info, 877-3406. Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh.

f KATHLEEN KOLB: “Fragile/Familiar,” contempo rary realist paintings that explore light, a sense of place and community, and the artist’s relationship with the landscape of working Vermont. Reception: Friday, October 7, 5-6:30 p.m. Through November 8. Info, 989-7419. Edgewater Gallery on the Green in Middlebury.



2022 PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT-OUT: The theme for this year’s competition is “Reflections.” First-place winner gets a solo show at Axel’s in 2023. Two entries per photographer. Rules and details at Axel’s Frame Shop & Gallery, Waterbury. Through October 8. $20. Info, 244-7801.


The Sundog Poetry Book Award is open to submissions from all Vermont-based poets who have not published a first or second book. Final judge Shanta Lee Gander will select the winning manuscript and write an introduction for the book. The winning poet will receive a cash prize of $500, 50 copies of the book, and assistance with promotion. Details and application at Through September 30. $20.

BCA ELEVATION GRANT: Burlington City Arts announces a one-year pilot funding opportunity designed to support regional artists and artist groups with grants between $500 and $5,000. The goal is to help address the basic challenges of art making at any stage of the creative process. Find details and application at Deadline: November 15. Info,

BTV WINTER MARKET: Burlington City Arts is taking applications for a rotating group of 20 local artists, makers and food vendors who will set up booths in City Hall Park Friday through Sunday, November 19 to December 23. Details and application at Deadline: October 3, 9 a.m.

CALL FOR EXHIBITORS: Enter your group show, traveling exhibit or new body of work for the 2022-23 season in our community gallery. We seek thought-provoking exhibits that examine the human experience. CAL is an interdisciplinary art center that celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion in all forms. Submit artwork at Deadline: December 31. Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier. Info, 595-5252.

CALL FOR MEMBERS: Become part of a thriving hub for music and art education. CAL is committed to enhancing the cultural life of central Vermont through its founding member organizations, as well as embracing individual artists, musicians and other nonprofits in a collaborative and welcoming community. Register at Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier. Through December 31. $36 annually. Info, 595-5252.

‘CELEBRATE’: Studio Place Arts members can sign up to participate in a gift and art show (November 9 to December 29) that includes ceramics, wearables and fiber, cards, bin art, ornaments, paintings and other 2D work, jewelry, and glassware. Deadline: October 8. Info at Studio Place Arts, Barre. $20-35. Info, 479-7069.

1945-PRESENT’: Some 70 important works in a va riety of mediums by Latin American and Caribbean artists of Asian heritage that demonstrate how the work emerged from cross-directional global dialogues between artists, their cultural identities and interaction with artistic movements. Exhibition celebration: Tuesday, October 18, 5 p.m. Through December 11. Info, 443-5007. Middlebury College Museum of Art.

SAMUEL WYATT: “Writing on the Wall Project,” new paintings that explore the light, shadow, textures and graffiti in urban settings. Through September 30. Info, 382-9222. Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, in Middlebury.

CHAMPLAIN VALLEY CRAFT SHOW AND ANTIQUE EXPO: Artisans, artists and specialty food makers are welcome to apply for this exhibition held during the Champlain Valley Expo, October 21 to 23. Details and application at Through October 1. Info,

COZY NOOK CRAFT FAIR: Seeking crafters of handmade items and makers of specialty foods (not baked goods) for November 5 event. Details at essexfreefriends@ Deadline: October 10. Essex Memorial Hall. $35-45 per table.

CREATIVE AGING GRANTS: The Vermont Arts Council is offering grants up to $4,000 for organizations to provide skill-based arts instruction and social engagement led by experienced teaching artists for older adults aged 60-plus. Info and application at Through November 1.

CREATIVE FUTURES GRANTS: With $9 million in funding from Vermont’s last legislative session, the Vermont Arts Council is offering up to $200,000 grants to creative sector nonprofits and for-profit entities, including sole proprietors, that have sustained substantial losses from the pandemic. Find details, application and info about applicant workshops at First deadline: November 1. Info, ccrawley@

‘TIME OF CHANGE’: All artists and makers in all mediums are invited to create work focusing on the entry into the transitional month of November. Work will be displayed at the gallery. For details and to request an entry form, email Deadline: October 27. The Satellite Gallery, Lyndonville. $20.

WELCOME BLANKET PROJECT: The public is invited to submit handmade blankets and welcome notes to gift to refugees and new Americans. Both will be displayed in an upcoming exhibition before distribution. Welcome Blanket was created by Jayna Zweiman, cofounder of the Pussyhat Project. Instructions and drop-off locations at Heritage Winooski Mill Museum. Through November 30. Info, info@

‘WHIR, CLANK, BEEP’: An upcoming show is about machines: simple levers and pulleys, farm equipment, robots, computers and AI. Kinetic sculpture, working machines, 2D and 3D depictions of real and invented machines, and sculptures made from machine parts are all welcome. Deadline: December 10. Info at Studio Place Arts, Barre. $10; free for SPA members. Info, 479-7069.

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“Common Threads,” fabric and fiber art. Through November 6. Info, 247-4956. Brandon Artists Guild.

‘THE ART OF HALVES HALF KNOTS’: A group exhibition of textile arts in quilting, felting, sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery and mixed media. Through October 22. Info, 775-0356. Chaffee Art Center in Rutland.

ARTISTS FROM THE GABLES: An exhibition of works in a variety of mediums by Bob Lloyd, Hellen Dillon, Lowell Klock and Bill Ramage. Through October 1. Info, The Gables at East Mountain in Rutland.

BILL RAMAGE: “A Lamentation for a Lost Lexicon, Phase Two,” variations on Jasper Johns’ “Three Flags” paintings by the Rutland artist. Through October 8. Info, B&G Gallery in Rutland.

‘NEW DATA/NEW DADA’: An open-call exhibition of 40 collage and 3D assemblages that explore, echo, translate or reinvent Dada, by artists from the U.S. and Canada. ‘THE STORY’: An open-call exhibition of contemporary photographs whose visual narratives evoke a response in the viewer, by artists from Vermont, New York, California and Texas. Through November 20. Info, 325-2603. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill in Poultney.

SCULPTFEST22: An annual outdoor exhibition of sculptural installations in a variety of mediums. Through October 23. Info, 438-2097. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center in West Rutland.

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DAVID STROMEYER: The artist’s outdoor venue featuring 70 large-scale contemporary sculptures.

Through October 10. Info, 512-333-2119. Cold Hollow Sculpture Park in Enosburg Falls.

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‘BEYOND WORDS’: A group exhibition of book-in spired art by invited artists in the Connecticut River Valley region. Through November 30. Info, 295-4567. Long River Gallery in White River Junction.

JENNIFER MAHARRY: Fine art wildlife photography by the Woodstock, N.Y., artist in celebration of VINS’ 50-year anniversary. Through November 30. Info, 359-5000. Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee.

f JULIAN ADON ALEXANDER: “Effigies,” graphite drawings and acrylic paintings by the New York City-based artist. Artist talk and closing reception: Sunday, October 2, noon-3 p.m. Through October 2. Info, 347-264-4808. Kishka Gallery & Library in White River Junction.

‘MENDING THE SPACES BETWEEN: REFLECTIONS AND CONTEMPLATIONS’: Prompted by a vandalized Bible, 22 artists and poets respond to questions about how we can mend our world, find ways to listen and work together. Through November 30. Info, 649-0124. Norwich Historical Society and Community Center.

f ‘MULTIPLE AVENUES: ARTISTS EXPLORE PRINTMAKING’: A faculty exhibition featuring a variety of works by Michael Smoot, Susan Smereka, Jes Raymond, Lynn Newcomb, Mary Mead, Patty Hudak, Rachel Gross and Janet Cathey. Reception: Friday, October 7, 5-7 p.m. Through October 31. Info, Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction.

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‘1,111 COPPER NAILS’: A 36-year retrospective of the Bread and Puppet calendar. Through December 31.

Info, Hardwick Inn.

f ANN YOUNG: “In a Dangerous Time,” paintings that focus on people in troubling times and abstracted images of magnified natural objects. Included are three commissioned paintings concern ing the West Saharan human rights activist Sultana Khayya. Reception: Friday, September 30, 4-6 p.m. Through October 30. Info, 748-2600. Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury.

‘CASPIAN ARTS AT MAC! WELCOME!’: Works in a variety of mediums by members of the Greensborobased artist organization. Through October 29. Info, 334-1966. MAC Center for the Arts Gallery in Newport.

‘COMING CLEAN’: An exhibition that considers bath ing practices throughout time and across cultures, including religious immersion and ritual purification, bathing as health cure, methods of washing in extreme environments, and much more. All kinds of bathing and scrubbing implements are on display. Through April 30. Info, 626-4409. The Museum of Everyday Life in Glover.

ELLY BARKSDALE & MARTHA ELMES: “Women— Strength in Numbers,” works by the local artist that draw attention to women power. Through September 30. Info, The Satellite Gallery in Lyndonville.

RACHEL LAUNDON: “Metamorphosis,” a solo exhibi tion of creations using found materials. Through October 8. Info, 748-0158. Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury.

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art-making process during gallery hours. Through November 28. Info, 289-0104. Canal Street Art Gallery in Bellows Falls.

BARBARA CAMPMAN: “In Passage,” painting, assemblage and mixed media by the Vermont artist. Through November 6. Info, 387-0102. Next Stage Arts Project in Putney.

‘FELT EXPERIENCE’: Works by five artists who use the medium of felt in diverse and novel ways: Marjolein Dallinga, Ruth Jeyaveeran, Melissa Joseph, Liam Lee and Stephanie Metz; curated by Sarah Freeman and Katherine Gass Stowe. Through October 10.

‘NEBIZUN: WATER IS LIFE’: Artwork by Abenaki artists of the Champlain Valley and Connecticut River Valley, including protest art created in support of the Native American Water Protectors; curated by Vera Longtoe Sheehan. Through October 10.

BETH GALSTON: “Unraveling Oculus,” an immersive sculptural installation using natural elements and video recorded in a silo. Through October 10. FRANK JACKSON: “There/There,” abstract landscape fresco paintings that address questions of place, memory and experience. Through October 10. MIE YIM: “Fluid Boundaries,” vivid paintings of unsettling hybrid creatures by the New York City-based artist; curated by Sarah Freeman. Through October 10. OASA

DUVERNEY: “Black Power Wave,” a window installa tion of drawings by the Brooklyn artist, inspired by images of Chinese Fu dogs, the cross and the Yoruba deity Èsù. Through May 6. ROBERLEY BELL: “The Landscape Stares Back,” outdoor sculpture on the museum lawn. Through October 10. Info, 257-0124. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.

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ALISSA BUFFUM: The mixed-media painter and sculptor is the first recipient of the gallery’s Working Artist Program, which provides studio and exhibition space. Visitors are welcome to experience her

‘EGGSHELLS & CHEEKBONES’: A family of artists — painters Alison Crossley and Felix Roberts and land artist Tristan Roberts — exhibit their works together for the first time. Through September 30. Info, 704-441-5338. 118 Elliot in Brattleboro.

Stowe, Vermont, is the place to experience the classic New England Autumn, and the Stowe Foliage Arts Festival is the perfect destination. Enjoy exquisite Art and fine Craftwork from over 150 juried Fine Artists and Artisans, live music and other entertainment, great food, draft beer, wine, and demonstrations of traditional craftwork. Make time to enjoy the great outdoors this Autumn, and visit the Stowe Foliage Arts Festival. At Topnotch Field, 3420 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT. Fri, Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm. October 7 - 9, 2022 WWW.STOWEARTSFEST.COM 7 of 7 4T-craftproducers092822 1 9/19/22 11:09 AM4T-echo092822 1 9/26/22 11:37 AM

KRISTOFFER ORUM: “Mundane Monsters,” a multimedia exhibit by the Danish artist that offers humorous, inventive takes on the modern relationship of nature and culture. Through October 7. Info, Epsilon Spires in Brattleboro.

LEON GOLUB: Nearly 70 expressive figurative paintings that explore man’s relationship with the dynamics of power, spanning the American artist’s career from 1947 to 2002. LOIS DODD: A survey of some 50 paintings by the American artist from the late 1950s through last year that depict places she lives and works, from rural Maine to New York City. Through November 27. Info, Hall Art Foundation in Reading.

‘MASKED’: A juried exhibition of visual artworks by 22 artists with disabilities, organized by Inclusive Arts Vermont. Through October 15. Info, 404-1597. Main Street Arts in Saxtons River.


‘MANY AMERICAS: ART MEETS HISTORY’: More than a dozen artworks and installations that use divergent histories as a point of departure to address present-day issues. Curated by Ric Kasini Kadour. Through November 27. Info, 362-1405. Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum, Southern Vermont Arts Center, in Manchester.

‘PARKS & RECREATION’: An exhibition of paintings past and present that explores the history and artistic depictions of Vermont’s state parks and other formally designated natural areas. Contemporary works on loan from the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville. Through November 6.

‘PERSPECTIVES: THE STORY OF BENNINGTON THROUGH MAPS’: A collection that shows the changing roles of maps, from those made by European colonists showcasing American conquests to later versions that celebrate civic progress and

historic events. Through December 31. NORTH BENNINGTON OUTDOOR SCULPTURE SHOW: The 25th annual outdoor sculpture show at locations around town, as well as more works by regional artists inside the museum. Through November 12. Info, 447-1571. Bennington Museum.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Ten artists exhibit their work in a variety of mediums: Barbara Ackerman, Justin Kenney, Arnela Mahmutović, Evan McGlinn, Julie Merwin, Heather Palecek, Robert Ressler, Ron Vallario, Katrin Waite and Ann Young. Through November 6. Info, 362-1405. Yester House Galleries, Southern Vermont Arts Center, in Manchester.


JOHN DOUGLAS: “Anywhere but Here,” a solo exhibition of photographs by the Vershire artist. Through September 30. Info, 889-9404. Tunbridge Public Library.

‘VERMONT VISTAS’: Seasonal views by six regional printmakers: Jeanne Amato, Matt Brown, Janet Cathey, Carol MacDonald, Maureen O’Connor Burgess and Jeannie Podolak. Through November 5. Info, 728-9878. Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph.

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DEAR SIMON PHOTOGRAPHY: “Book of Eve,” studies in human form, shadow and light. Through September 30. Info, 518-563-1604. Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

‘DIANE ARBUS: PHOTOGRAPHS, 1956-1971’: Nearly 100 black-and-white prints shot by the late American photographer primarily around New York City.

Through January 29. ‘VIEWS OF WITHIN: PICTURING THE SPACES WE INHABIT’: More than 60 paintings, photographs, prints, installations and textile works from the museum’s collection that present one or more evocations of interior space. Through June 30.

NICOLAS PARTY: “L’heure mauve” (“Mauve Twilight”), a dreamlike exhibition of paintings, sculptures and installation in the Swiss-born artist’s signature satu rated colors. Online reservations required. Through October 16. SABRINA RATTÉ: “Contre-espace,” digital artwork by the Montréal artist that creates an interaction between architecture and landscape, projected onto the façade of the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion from dusk to 11 p.m. Through November 27. SHARY BOYLE: “Outside the Palace of Me,” a multisensory exhibition that explores how identity and personality are constructed in the age of social media. Through January 15. Info, 514-2852000. Montréal Museum of Fine Arts.

‘MADAYIN: EIGHT DECADES OF ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN BARK PAINTING FROM YIRRKALA’: The first major exhibition of Aboriginal Australian bark paintings to tour the U.S., a contemporary interpretation of an ancient tradition of Indigenous knowledge expression. Through December 4. f PARK DAE SUNG: “Ink Reimagined,” 23 large-scale ink paintings, some on view for the first time in the U.S., by the renowned Korean artist; curated by Sunglim Kim, Dartmouth College associate professor of art history. Artist talk: Thursday, November 3, 5-6 p.m., for the annual Dr. Allen W. Root Contemporary Distinguished Art Lectureship Through March 19. Info, 603-646-3661. Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H.

MARGARET JACOBS, NANCY SEPE & LI SHEN: Solo exhibitions in multiple materials and disciplines; the three artists share an interest in storytelling through objects considered culturally or socially significant. Through September 30. VICTORIA SHALVAH

HERZBERG: “Native Plants and Invited Immigrants,” figurative works in mixed media by the Vermontbased artist. Through October 20. Info, 603-448-3117. AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, N.H. m

and orange, making them highly visible markers of ecological change. Collier, an associate professor of art at Saint Michael’s College, would have used site-specific knotweed, he wrote in an email, but that plant’s roots wouldn’t have lasted the length of the exhibition. He considers their spatial inversion — from underground to the level of treetops — a visual metaphor for ecological change.

Collier built the supporting struc tures from ash (which is itself threat ened by the emerald ash borer) solely with wood joinery; the whole work is meant to disintegrate in place over time. It’s also intended to prompt view ers to notice local ecological shifts and consider positive actions they can take. His approach is less alarmist than that of many contemporary ecological artists these days, and it’s fitting for a show that promotes positivity over prescriptive ness. m


“Exposed” is on view through October 22 at the Current and around Stowe.

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Lowering the Boom

A chilly wind blew across the deck of the restaurant, a vanguard of autumn’s arrival. DUSTIN BYERLY sat upright in his chair across the table and zipped up his jacket. His dreadlocks were bound up beneath a cap, making him seem distinctly di erent from MC SED ONE, Byerly’s onstage nom de guerre with the Montpelier-based hip-hop group he cofounded, BOOMSLANG

“It’s funny,” he said, looking out across Burlington’s South End. “Until Johnny got sick, I [had] never made another song with another producer in my life. It was basically a monogamous musical relationship.”

The Johnny in question was producer and beat-maker extraordinaire JOHNNY MORRIS, aka JL, the other half of Boomslang. The two connected in 2004, and Byerly recalled that it didn’t take long to discover their unique understanding of each another’s talents. Morris had a treasure trove of beats, but no rappers. Byerly, who initially came out of the Goddard College poetry scene before gravitating toward hip-hop, was ready to rap.

The duo launched Boomslang in 2006.

“There were just so many dope hiphop acts in the area,” Byerly remembered of that time. “[The] AZTEXT, LEARIC, FATTIE B. and the whole Burlington scene … We just weren’t as good as them then, truthfully. But we learned and came up by watching and listening to them. I went from worshipping those guys to being peers.”

The duo released an eponymous debut in 2014, followed by the killer Attack the Vampire in 2017. JL’s propulsive beats, culled from a massive vinyl collection, and Byerly’s deft lyrical flow underpinned a duo constantly pushing its sound, straddling the line between classic boom bap-style hip-hop and more modern, slick production.

However, right after the release of Attack the Vampire, something started to seem o with Morris in the studio.

“He was missing lines, just like a second or two late. He was just sort of delayed in everything,” Byerly explained.

“We thought at first he [had] pinched a nerve or something.”

The news was far more dire. Morris, a husband and father of three, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Boomslang took an extended hiatus as he underwent immediate treatment.

Morris went into remission after surgery, recovering surprisingly well, according to Byerly. By early 2020, he felt well enough to make a new record, the forthcoming Boomslang III, which drops on October 14 on vinyl.

“We knew we were on borrowed time, though,” Byerly admitted. “I asked Johnny, ‘Yo, what do you want to do with this time? Do you want to try and make music as long as you can manage?’ And it was a hard question, because you want to focus on your family, too. But he couldn’t work. He couldn’t drive. His kids were in school all day. So he was so psyched to make beats.”

Full of purpose, Morris began pumping out four to five new beats a day, furiously laying the groundwork for music he knew would survive him. Though he and Byerly couldn’t actually see one another due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the two knew they were making a monster of a record.

“These are some of Johnny’s best beats,” Byerly said. “When I first started showing friends the tracks, I’d always play them the instrumental versions right after, which, for a rapper, is kind of a weird thing! But that’s how fucking great those beats are.”

Boomslang III is indeed the group’s strongest record to date, chock-full of bangers such as “Settle Down” and “Easy Comes (featuring PRO and DJ KANGA).” Morris layered the record in stacks and stacks of horn samples, adding a Motown and funk edge to the music. Byerly’s delivery is as high-energy as ever, always on the front foot and hanging on the edge of the beat, aggressive and philosophical at once.

It’s a record of which Byerly is immensely proud, especially because it will be the first — and last — Boomslang album pressed to vinyl.

“Johnny probably had 12,000 records, but none of them were our own,” Byerly said. “So holding this record really means something to me.”

Morris was never able to hold the record himself. On September 3, 2021, three days after turning 42, Morris died in his sleep in Montpelier.

“A lot of people mourn Johnny in di erent ways,” Byerly told me. He smiled, a sad light in his eyes as he thought of his friend’s legacy. “Not everyone has this solid tether to him that I do. I had the record to work on, and I have the beats he left me for the next record … It’s allowed me to say goodbye a lot slower because we’re still communicating through the veil in some way.”

A release party for Boomslang III, which is dedicated to the memory of Morris, is scheduled for Friday, October 14, at Positive Pie II in Montpelier. It will not be the final word from the band, however.

“Before he passed, Johnny and I had a frank talk,” Byerly revealed. “He left me more than enough for the final album. We talked about what it would be like to make the record without him, which was fucking heavy, man, but it was a good talk.”

So Boomslang will return one more time in the near future with Boomslang Forever, the final collaboration of Byerly and Morris. Past that, Byerly will continue branching out his solo career, working with producers such as RICO JAMES and Pro, the latter a former MC and producer with the Aztext.

“At the end, Johnny was just doing such amazing work,” Byerly said as we


finished our drinks and the sun dipped behind the treeline. “Maybe it was the urgency. Maybe he was at his peak. I don’t know. But he just hit such a stride. It’s going to be hard to top Boomslang III, but he left with me the tools to really try.”

He took a deep breath, pausing as he realized he was discussing his group’s coda.

“It’s sort of surreal to talk about it so matter-of-factly,” he said. “But the reality is that the project was ending whether I wanted it to or not. So the wise, prudent thing is to go out well, with style. Close the project out on the highest possible note. And that’s exactly what Johnny would have wanted.”

and featuring ace session musicians including LITTLE FEAT guitarist FRED TACKETT, Til It’s Gone is a big step up from McGuirk. The record zips from neo soul to pop to R&B to rock, sometimes in the same song, resulting in a broader take than her previous jazz-influenced work.

“Recording with this caliber of musicians was really validating, actually,” McGuirk said. “Seeing these guys who have been on so many records I love, getting really into music I wrote, was mind-blowing. Feeling their respect and how they treated me like a peer was awesome.”

McGuirk’s tour will stop back in her adopted home of Vermont for a show

Taking the Chance

Recent Burlington transplant ALI MCGUIRK just released her full-length debut record, Til It’s Gone, on Signature Sounds Recordings. The formerly Boston-based singer-songwriter and guitarist is hitting the road for a month of hard touring to support the new record. Before she puts wheels to pavement, she rang me up to talk about finally going all in as a professional musician.

“For most of my career, I kind of considered music a really serious hobby,” McGuirk said. “I resisted going full professional because I thought it might ruin the whole thing for me. It was for protection, and it had its benefits. But the new record is me moving past those fears and accepting that this is who I am. This is what I do.”

Largely recorded in Los Angeles

on Friday, October 14, at Higher Ground in South Burlington. Having only relocated to the Green Mountains last year, McGuirk is somewhat surprised that the show truly does feel like a homecoming gig.

“Honestly, every show I do in Burlington is extra special to me right now because I’m building a community for myself,” she said. “I’ve felt so welcomed by this music scene and community since I came here. It’s a good place for creatives. It’s a restorative place.”

The contrast of laying deeper roots in Vermont while pushing her music career beyond its borders is not lost on McGuirk.

“Being here and taking on this identity, accepting myself as a singer, as a creative person, I can feel the difference,” she asserted. “I’m feeling at home, physically and within myself.” m

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live music


Bim Tyler (folk) at Bent Nails Bistro, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free.

Bluegrass & BBQ (bluegrass) at Four Quarters Brewing, Winooski, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Cosmic the Cowboy with Morning Martyrs and Joy Boys (alt country, rock) at Monkey House, Winooski, 8 p.m. $5.

Courtyard Music Series (blues, jazz, rock) at Halvorson’s, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Irish Sessions (Celtic folk) at Light Club Lamp Shop, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free.

Jazz Night with Ray Vega (jazz) at Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. Free.

Jazz Sessions with Randal Pierce (jazz open mic) at the 126, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. Free.

Live Jazz (jazz) at Leunig’s Bistro & Café, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Metal of the Month with the Path, Mushroom Teeth and Old North End (metal) at Nectar’s, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. Free.

Oktoberfest (Bavarian) at Zero Gravity Beer Hall, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free.

Sean Kehoe (jam, loops) at Orlando’s Bar & Lounge, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free.

Socializing for Introverts featur ing Grace Palmer (rock) at Red Square, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free.

Wednesday Night Dead (Grateful Dead covers) at Zenbarn, Waterbury Center, 7 p.m. $5. Willverine (live looping) at the Wallflower Collective, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free.


Abby Jenne (roots rock) at Charlie-O’s World Famous, Montpelier, 8 p.m. Free.

Acoustic Thursdays with Zach Nugent (Grateful Dead tribute) at Red Square, Burlington, 5 p.m. Free.

Alex Stewart Quartet and Special Guests (jazz) at the 126, Burlington, 9 p.m. Free.

Boyscott with H3adgear and Remi Russin (indie rock) at Monkey House, Winooski, 8 p.m. $10.

Burlington Electronic Department Showcase (electronic) at Radio Bean, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. $5/$10.

The Cactus Blossoms with Alexa Rose (indie rock) at Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, South Burlington, 7 p.m. $15/$18.

Dyl McNeil & the Forty Dollar Band (folk rock) at Light Club Lamp Shop, Burlington, 6 p.m. $5/$10.

Greg Rothwell Swungtet (jazz) at Black Flannel Brewing & Distilling, Essex, 6 p.m. Free.

Pure Poetry Hailing from the coast of Maine and having grown up in Oxfordshire, England, indie folk singer

Gemma Laurence has one foot in Americana and another in pastoral British folk. The now-Brooklyn-based songwriter takes as much influence from poets like Sappho as she does from Joni Mitchell. With her 2019 debut, Crooked Heart, she established a lush sound full of harmony and ambience. Her sophomore record, Lavender, is due in November. Laurence swings by the Monkey House in Winooski this Friday, September 30, with support from singer-songwriter AIDA O’BRIEN and local folk rockers LOW ECHO

Nowhere Washington (rock) at Bent Nails Bistro, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free.

Shreyas Iyengar Quartet (jazz) at Foam Brewers, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free.

Wolf Alice with Luna Li (alt rock) at Higher Ground Ballroom, South Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $25/$29.


6th Annual Red Fox Harvest Fest featuring Uncle Stump, SugarLeaf and Heavy Nettles (folk, bluegrass) at Martell’s at the Red Fox, Jeffersonville, 5 p.m. $10/$20.

Burning Monk (Rage Against the Machine tribute) at Nectar’s, Burlington, 8 p.m. $10.

Chris Powers (singer-songwriter) at Gusto’s, Barre, 6 p.m. Free.

Clandestine (funk, soul) at Red Square, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free.

Cold Chocolate (Americana) at Charlie-O’s World Famous, Montpelier, 9:30 p.m. Free.

Cozy O’Donnell (funk, soul) at On Tap Bar & Grill, Essex Junction, 9 p.m. Free.

Dave Mitchell’s Blues Revue (blues) at Red Square, Burlington, 2 p.m. Free.

Dirty Looks (rock) at the Old Post, South Burlington, 8 p.m. Free.

Duke Aeroplane’s Shadow Gallery (R&B) at Radio Bean, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free.

Duncan MacLeod Trio (blues, rock) at On Tap Bar & Grill, Essex Junction, 5 p.m. Free.

The Flycatchers (roots) at Switchback Brewing, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free.

Folk Talk Trio (folk) at Whammy Bar, Calais, 5:30 p.m. Free.

Gemma Laurence with Aida O’Brien and Low Echo (folk) at Monkey House, Winooski, 8 p.m. $5.

Grace Palmer (jazz) at Bleu Northeast Kitchen, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Hill Top Band (rock) at Monopole, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 10 p.m. Free.

Mark Legrand and Sarah Munro Wendigo (singer-songwriter) at Bent Nails Bistro, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free.

Michael Stridsberg (singersongwriter) at Taps Tavern, Poultney, 6 p.m. Free.

Phantom Airwave (funk, rock) at Foam Brewers, Burlington, 8 p.m. Free.

Reid Parsons (singer-songwriter) at Stone’s Throw Pizza, Richmond, 6 p.m. Free.

Second Wind: Ukraine Benefit (folk) at Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, 7 p.m. $20.

Smokey Newfield Project (rock, folk) at Jericho Café & Tavern, 6 p.m. Free.


6th Annual Red Fox Harvest Fest featuring the Reflexions, the Seth Yacovone Band, BlackWolf, Pontoon and SoulStew (rock, blues) at Martell’s at the Red Fox, Jeffersonville, noon. $15/$20.

The Apollos (rock) at Monopole, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 10 p.m. Free.

Beg Steal or Borrow (bluegrass) at Moogs Joint, Johnson, 6 p.m. Free.

Breathwork (jazz fusion) at Foam Brewers, Burlington, 8 p.m. Free.

Dead Set Does SPAC ’85 (Grateful Dead tribute) at Nectar’s, Burlington, 9 p.m. $15/$18.

Dust Bowl Faeries, Tall Travis, Casper Electronics (post-punk) at Radio Bean, Burlington, 7 p.m. $10/$15.

Electrostatic Cats (rock) at Taps Tavern, Poultney, 6 p.m. Free.

Elizabeth Begins (singersongwriter) at On Tap Bar & Grill, Essex Junction, 5 p.m. Free.

Jordan Sedwin (jazz) at Bleu Northeast Kitchen, Burlington, 7:30 p.m.

Lost Dog Street Band with the Local Honeys (Americana) at Higher Ground Ballroom, South Burlington, 8 p.m. $25/$27.

Mirage (covers) at On Tap Bar & Grill, Essex Junction, 9 p.m. Free.

Nathan Byrne (singer-songwriter) at Stone Corral, Richmond, 11 a.m. Free.

Obscurities (rock) at City Limits Night Club, Vergennes, 9:30 p.m. Free.

Phil Maffetone (singersongwriter) at Whammy Bar, Calais, 5:30 p.m. Free.


Brother Ali with MaLLy, DJ Last Word (hip-hop) at Higher Ground Ballroom, South Burlington, 8 p.m. $20/$25.

Dead Sessions Lite Fall Classic (Grateful Dead tribute) at Moogs Joint, Johnson, 5 p.m. Free.

Django Soulo (singer-songwriter) at Foam Brewers, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free.

Eggy (indie) at Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, South Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $15/$18.

Haley Jane & Her Band (pop, rock) at Nectar’s, Burlington, 8 p.m. $15.

Jaywood with Van Chamberlain (dance, indie rock) at Monkey House, Winooski, 7:45 p.m. $10.

Sunday Brunch Tunes (singersongwriter) at Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 10 a.m.

Sunday Sessions: Corner Junction Bluegrass (bluegrass) at 14th Star Brewing, St. Albans, 1 p.m. Free.

Toubab Krewe (funk, world music) at Zenbarn, Waterbury Center, 8 p.m. $18/$20.


Matt Hagen’s Murder Ballad Mondays (folk) at the 126, Burlington, 9 p.m. Free.

Robert Finley with I&R (blues) at Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, South Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $18/$20.


Bob Brookens and Fun Dip (Americana) at Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Waitsfield, 5 p.m. Free.

Dead Set (Grateful Dead tribute) at Nectar’s, Burlington, 7 p.m. $10.

Honky Tonk Tuesday featuring Wild Leek River (country) at Radio Bean, Burlington, 9 p.m. $10/$15.

Jason Dea West (Americana) at Radio Bean, Burlington, 7 p.m. $5/$10.

Stick Men (progressive rock) at Nectar’s, Burlington, 8 p.m. $25/$30.


Bluegrass & BBQ (bluegrass) at Four Quarters Brewing, Winooski, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Courtyard Music Series (blues, jazz, rock) at Halvorson’s, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Familiar Faces (jam) at Nectar’s, Burlington, 8 p.m. $5.

Irish Sessions (Celtic folk) at Light Club Lamp Shop, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free.

Jazz Night with Ray Vega (jazz) at Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. Free.

Jazz Sessions with Randal Pierce (jazz open mic) at the 126, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. Free.

Langhorne Slim with Charlotte Rose Benjamin (singersongwriter) at Higher Ground Ballroom, South Burlington, 7 p.m. $25/$30.

Live Jazz (jazz) at Leunig’s Bistro & Café, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Singer Songwriter Sessions featuring Marcie Hernandez, No Fun Haus, Jess Clemons and Riddle M (singer-songwriter) at Radio Bean, Burlington, 8:45 p.m. Free.

Wednesday Night Dead (Grateful Dead covers) at Zenbarn, Waterbury Center, 7 p.m. $5.


WED.28 DJ CRE8 (DJ) at Red Square, Burlington, 10 p.m. Free.

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DJ Baron (DJ) at Red Square, Burlington, 10 p.m. Free.

DJ Chaston (DJ) at Red Square, Burlington, 11 p.m. Free.

DJ CRE8 (DJ) at Red Square Blue Room, Burlington, noon. Free.

Mi Yard Reggae Night with DJ Big Dog (reggae and dancehall) at Nectar’s, Burlington, 9:30 p.m. Free.

Molly Mood (DJ) at Red Square, Burlington, 8 p.m. Free.

Vinyl Night With Ken (DJ) at Taps Tavern, Poultney, 6 p.m. Free.

Vinyl Thursdays (DJ) at Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 5 p.m. Free.


ATAK (DJ) at Red Square, Burlington, 10 p.m. Free.

Ben Blanchard (DJ) at Red Square Blue Room, Burlington, 9 p.m. Free.

DJ 2Rivers (DJ) at Gusto’s, Barre, 9 p.m. Free.

DJ Craig Mitchell (DJ) at Red Square Blue Room, Burlington, 11 p.m. Free.

DJ Taka (DJ) at Radio Bean, Burlington, 11 p.m. $10.

Feel Good Party Time with DJ Disco Phantom (DJ) at Backside 405, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $15/$20.


DJ Taka (DJ) at Radio Bean, Burlington, 11 p.m. $10.

Saturday Selections with DJ Pato (DJ) at Foam Brewers, Burlington, noon. Free.

SoDown (electronic) at Club Metronome, Burlington, 8 p.m. $20.


Local Dork (DJ) at Foam Brewers, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free.

open mics & jams


Open Mic (open mic) at Monopole, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 10 p.m. Free.

Open Mic Night (open mic) at Skunk Hollow Tavern, Hartland Four Corners, 5:30 p.m. Free.

Open Mic Night (open mic) at Radio Bean, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free.

Open Mic with Danny Lang (open mic) at Taps Tavern, Poultney, 7 p.m. Free.


Open Mic (open mic) at Whammy Bar, Calais, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Open Mic (open mic) at Orlando’s Bar & Lounge, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. Free.

Open Mic Night (open mic) at the Parker Pie, West Glover, 6:30 p.m. Free.


Hip Hop Open Mic Night (hiphop open mic) at Monkey House, Winooski, 9 p.m. Free.


Open Mic Night with Justin at Charlie-O’s World Famous, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m.


Ecstatic Singing (singersongwriting workshop) at Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 6 p.m. $15.


Bluegrass Jam (bluegrass) at Taps Tavern, Poultney, 7 p.m. Free.

Open Mic Night (open mic) at 1st Republic Brewing, Essex Junction, 6 p.m. Free.

Open Mic with D Davis (open mic) at Bent Nails Bistro, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free.


Lit Club (poetry open mic) at Radio Bean, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Open Mic (open mic) at Monopole, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 10 p.m. Free.

Open Mic Night (open mic) at Skunk Hollow Tavern, Hartland Four Corners, 5:30 p.m. Free.

Open Mic with Danny Lang (open mic) at Taps Tavern, Poultney, 7 p.m. Free.



Standup Comedy Open Mic (comedy open mic) at Vermont Comedy Club, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. Free.

Whale Tales Comedic Storytelling and Live Music (storytelling, live music) at Nectar’s, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free.


Gianmarco Soresi (comedy) at Vermont Comedy Club, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $20.


Comedy Open Mic (comedy) at the 126, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free.

trivia, karaoke, etc.


Barrel Room Trivia (trivia) at Black Flannel Brewing & Distilling, Essex, 6:30 p.m. Free.


Karaoke Night (karaoke) at Zenbarn, Waterbury Center, 8 p.m. Free.

Trivia & Nachos (trivia) at Four Quarters Brewing, Winooski, 6 p.m. Free.

Trivia Night (trivia) at Nectar’s, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Trivia Thursday (trivia) at Spanked Puppy Pub, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free.


Level 1 Freeski Film Tour (film festival) at Higher Ground Ballroom, South Burlington, 7 p.m. $20/$25.


Karaoke with DJ Party Bear (karaoke) at Charlie-O’s World Famous, Montpelier, 9:30 p.m. Free.

Trivia Night (trivia) at the Depot, St. Albans, 7 p.m. Free. m

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John Daly Band, Miscellaneous Singles

In the modern era, what constitutes an album release can be a little confusing. The death of the LP has been massively exaggerated — artists from Beyoncé to local pop-punk acts are still producing well-crafted, full-length albums — but there’s no doubt that the single is king.

In reviewing the latest music by Richmond’s John Daly Band, I’ve come up against the fact that they haven’t put out a proper record since their eponymous 2014 debut. Over the last few years, they’ve sprinkled singles, which could, collectively, form a five-song EP — except that, technically speaking, they don’t. In fact, the only confirmation that the songs even belong together came from singer-songwriter and front person Daly.

“I mean, sure,” he said, when I asked if the new singles were an EP of sorts.

The Wormdogs, Sunny Side Up


The first time I had the pleasure of seeing the Wormdogs play a show was outside at Moogs Joint in Johnson during mud season, when the pretty snow was gone but green hadn’t yet covered the hills. I showed up without knowing any of their songs. But thanks to the confluence of a lively crowd, a special setting and, of course, killer music, I left as their biggest fan.

The Burlington-based sextet plays bluegrassinfused rock and roll. It has a hotline you should call for updates, music or to order the band a pizza: 1-802-WOR-MDOG. And it just released its third full-length album, Sunny Side Up. It’s a well-rounded record that balances fast, foot-stompin’ tunes (“Hard Time”) with tender ponderings

“In other times, these songs would have definitely been on the same record. But that’s just not really how the industry works anymore. Singles just seem to perform better with streaming.”

So, no cool cover or cheeky liner notes, just five songs featuring Daly’s idiosyncratic, no-frills songwriting. Even without the trappings of an album, “Chess on Ice,” “Origami,” “Clear,” “Fresh Socks” and “Be Together” share distinctive DNA that nonetheless binds them into an engaging collection of pop-leaning acoustic rock.

As a songwriter, Daly is cast from the mold of late’70s troubadours and honed by his ’90s upbringing. His compositions brim with melodies and clever hooks, woven through an almost West Coast folk lens, landing somewhere between Townes Van Zandt and Pavement.

“Be Together” displays the tools Daly employs most often in his work. A gritty, acoustic guitar-driven soft rocker, the tune features philosophical lyrics — “One day, we’ll be right where we are / One day, we’ll be / Imagine that” — awash in gorgeous

(“Forgiveness”) and even features a bluegrass instrumental jam (“Bobo’s Dream”).

Sunny Side Up also showcases the group’s diverse set of individual talents. The album kicks o with “Car Song.” Eric Soszynski’s electric guitar intro builds anticipation before drummer Will Pearl picks up the beat; Pearl also sings lead vocals.

Next up, “Robin May” features a fast and furious mandolin intro by Elliot Diana and lead vocals from upright bassist Braden Lalancette. An energetic set of call-and-response solos between guitar, mandolin and fiddle is another highlight.

The mood and tempo shift with “My Baby,” sung by fiddle player Danica Cunningham and written by Colorado’s Staci Foster for her band Whippoorwill. This one is a standout live, as Cunningham not only shreds on the fiddle but also showcases a serious set of pipes.

harmonies. The song nods to the band’s live show as well, featuring a rocking outro with a solo from guitarist Dennis Derryberry.

“Chess on Ice” shows the band at its strongest. Daly uses the title refrain like a mantra as he laments his di culty being emotionally open. The vocal interplay between Daly and Derryberry is a highlight, but there’s a real earworm hiding in this folk rocker. Drummer Matt DeLuca expertly keeps the beat going here and throughout the pseudo collection. His playing drives songs like “Clear” and “Fresh Socks” with solid, in-the-pocket taste.

Daly has a knack for writing songs that initially feel traditional and straightforward but under scrutiny reveal a sophisticated center. A farmer and piano tuner by trade, he is that archetypal musician armed with bags of skill who seems far more interested in applying those gifts to composition rather than to instrumental pyrotechnics.

The John Daly Band’s latest EP — whether or not it’s packaged as such — is a cohesive collection of clever tunes that shows a band moving closer and closer to something special. Stream the songs on Spotify.

The band’s multifaceted skill sets come together on the cheeky, nearly sevenminute-long track “Windy Night.” There’s a catchy bass line, vocal harmonies, prime bluegrass lyrics (“Shimmering sorrow, yearning for the new solstice / Sunny snoring dog, creakin’ in his rockin’ chair”) and long instrumental breaks that give you time to groove. Nick Ledak’s strong, meandering guitar solo picks up steam at just the right time and drives the song forward. The Wormdogs are in tune with each other.

Perhaps my favorite thing about that beautiful Wormdogs show at Moogs Joint — aside from the Capri Sun-style beverages that were served — was the band’s joyfulness. The love the members have for playing music together and for sharing it with others is contagious, both live and on Sunny Side Up

Listen to Sunny Side Up at The Wormdogs play at Moogs Joint on Saturday, October 8, and at Foam Brewers in Burlington on Saturday, October 15.

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The Woman King ★★★★

How often does a film with a Black woman director and stars win at the box o ce? A couple of weekends ago, The Woman King did just that. Directed by Gina PrinceBythewood and starring Viola Davis, the action epic about an elite cadre of woman warriors in 19th-century Africa clearly appealed to moviegoers in search of an oldschool spectacle with an uplifting message.

But the movie also sparked controversy, with some critics charging that it downplays or even erases the less uplifting aspects of the history on which it claims to be based. With that in mind, I watched the film, which is only in theaters.

The deal

In 1823, the West African kingdom of Dahomey (now Benin) is poised to fight for its independence from the powerful Oyo empire. Both nations have enriched themselves by raiding their neighbors and selling their captives to the transatlantic slave trade.

General Nanisca (Davis) of Dahomey, who leads the king’s fearsome guard of celibate fighting women, the Agojie, implores young King Ghezo (John Boyega) to stop tra cking humans and focus on the palm oil trade. The king puts her proposal on the back burner.

Meanwhile, young Nawi (Thuso Mbedu) jumps at the chance to join the Agojie after her father casts her out for rejecting a potential husband. Mentored by one of Nanisca’s lieutenants, Izogie (Lashana Lynch), the brash new recruit learns about endurance and teamwork. When she meets a handsome Brazilian seaman (Jordan Bolger) with a Dahomey connection, Nawi faces a choice between romance and the bonds she’s forged with her fellow soldiers.

Will you like it?

Director Prince-Bythewood has said that, in bringing The Woman King to the screen, she took inspiration from older historical epics such as Gladiator, Braveheart and The Last of the Mohicans. That influence is palpable. The battles are exciting yet human-scaled, unlike those in today’s blockbusters; injuries feel real. The characters are distinct enough to be iconic, with plenty of material for the stellar cast to work with. While they’re not terribly complex, their relationships evolve in


ways that keep us rooting for them to put aside their di erences and thwart the real villains.

Then there’s the sheer, liberating novelty of watching women play all the major roles in a military epic — the battleweary general, the fresh-faced recruit, the ornery drill sergeant, the steady lieutenant. Despite the heterosexual romantic subplot, the focus is where it should be: on the Agojie overcoming sources of friction within their ranks and giving one another the strength to face a common enemy.

But there’s another way in which The Woman King resembles earlier historical spectacles: It revises the facts to tell a more crowd-pleasing story. While Dahomey and the Agojie were real, Nanisca is fictional, as is her resolve to stop tra cking human beings. In fact, King Ghezo didn’t leave the slave trade until 1852, under pressure from the British government. (For more facts and historical sources on the Agojie, see a recent online story in Smithsonian Magazine.)

So, yes, the screenplay by Dana Stevens draws on the powerful iconography of the Agojie while also making them more progressive than they really were. Davis’ Nanisca encourages the king to use a pan-African rhetoric — referring to “our

culture,” for instance — that speaks directly and compellingly to modern audiences but feels ahistorical in a 19th-century setting.

In the words of culture writer Shamira Ibrahim, in an in-depth review of the movie on her Substack, The Woman King is a “sustained dance between the competing masters of entertainment and history.” For those seeking a nuanced view of the controversy, her whole analysis is well worth reading.

Dramatists have been highlighting the inspiring aspects of history and downplaying the uglier ones since the dawn of the form, and Prince-Bythewood and Stevens are no exception. As Davis told Variety in her response to calls to boycott the movie, “Most of the story is fictionalized. It has to be.”

In 2022, solid historical sources are more accessible than ever before. Is there still a cultural role for fictions that rewrite history the way we wish it had happened? One certainly hopes that high sch ool teachers won’t stream The Woman King for their students and treat it as a history lesson, but the same could be said for Braveheart, Spartacus or JFK. I’d like to think we can enjoy a movie such as this one — which is groundbreaking in some ways and deeply traditional in others — while

still recognizing it as a potent combination of fact and fantasy.


NEPTUNE FROST (2021; Criterion Channel, MUBI, rentable): African cinema offers a wealth of recent exciting films — such as this visually stunning futuristic punk musical, shot in Burundi, and is Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (2019; Kanopy, Criterion Channel, rentable) from Lesotho.

THE OLD GUARD (2020; Netflix): PrinceBythewood showed her talent for crafting action epics with this tale of a weary crew of immortal superheroes. Also check out her old-school romantic drama Beyond the Lights (2014; Kanopy, Tubi, Hoopla, Plex, rentable).

“THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD” (10 episodes, 2021; Amazon Prime Video): If Mbedu impressed you in e Woman King, don’t miss her earlier star turn as an enslaved woman fleeing to freedom in Barry Jenkins’ riveting miniseries adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s novel. Sheila Atim (Amenza in e Woman King) plays her mother.

Davis has depth and gravitas in PrinceBythewood’s stirring if not strictly historical epic.


BROS: Finally, a big Hollywood bromance that’s also a romance? A museum curator finds love while writing a gay rom-com in this comedy from Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors), starring Luke Marfarlane and Billy Eichner. (115 min, R. Capitol, Essex, Marquis, Palace, Roxy, Sunset, Welden)

THE GOOD HOUSE: Sigourney Weaver plays a real estate agent reuniting with an old flame in this comedy-drama, also starring Kevin Kline and directed by Maya Forbes and Wally Wolodarsky. (114 min, R. Essex, Savoy)

SMILE: After a disturbing incident with a patient, a doctor (Sosie Bacon) is plagued by terrifying visions in this horror debut from writer-director Parker Finn. (115 min, R. Essex, Palace, Paramount, Star, Sunset, Welden)

THE TERRITORY: An Indigenous leader organizes against Brazilian farmers who have appropriated a protected part of the Amazon rainforest in Alex Pritz’s documentary. (85 min, PG. Savoy)


BARBARIANHHHH An accidental double booking turns out to be the least of an Airbnb guest’s problems in this horror thriller from Zach Cregger. Georgina Campbell and Bill Skårsgard star. (102 min, R. Capitol, Essex, Majestic)

THE BIRTH OF INNOCENCE: About a decade ago, Vermont storyteller and director Malcolm D. Parker was convicted of defrauding investors in his new age documentary. At long last, the finished film hits local screens. (74 min, NR. Bijou, Essex [Thu. only])

BREAKINGHHH1/2 A struggling Marine Corps veteran (John Boyega) turns to bank robbery in this Sundance Film Festival honoree from director Abi Damaris Corbin. (103 min, PG-13. Big Picture)

BULLET TRAINHH1/2 In this action flick, a bullet train leaves Tokyo carrying five assassins. With Brad Pitt, Joey King and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. (126 min, R. Majestic, Palace, Star)

DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETSHHH Krypto the Super-Dog assembles a band of crime-fighting critters in this animated adventure. (106 min, PG. Capitol, Majestic, Palace, Sunset)

DON’T WORRY DARLINGHH1/2 A 1950s homemaker (Florence Pugh) begins to suspect there’s some thing wrong with her utopian lifestyle in this thriller from director Olivia Wilde. (122 min, R. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Paramount, Roxy, Star, Stowe, Welden)

ELVISHHH Austin Butler plays the rock icon and Tom Hanks plays Colonel Tom Parker in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic, also starring Olivia DeJonge. (159 min, PG-13. Sunset)

LOVING HIGHSMITHHHH1/2 Eva Vitija’s docu mentary examines the life of classic thriller writer Patricia Highsmith through the lenses of love and family. (83 min, NR. Savoy)

MOONAGE DAYDREAMHHHH This documentary from Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture) traces the career of David Bowie with cooperation from his estate. (135 min, PG-13. Playhouse, Roxy, Savoy)

PEARLHHHHH In 1918, a young woman (Mia Goth) dreams of escaping her isolated farmstead in this horror prequel to last year’s X. (102 min, R. Majestic, Palace, Roxy, Stowe, Sunset; reviewed 9/21)

RAILWAY CHILDRENHH1/2 City children are evacu ated to Yorkshire during World War II in this family drama directed by Morgan Matthews. John Bradley and Jenny Agutter star. (95 min, PG. Essex)

SEE HOW THEY RUNHHH Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell and Ruth Wilson star in this murder mystery set in the 1950s among London theater folk. (98 min, PG-13. Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy, Savoy, Star)

THE SILENT TWINSHHH Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance play twins who will speak only to each other in this fact-inspired drama. (113 min, R. Roxy)

THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGINGHHH George Miller directed this modern fable in which a scholar (Tilda Swinton) meets a Djinn (Idris Elba). (108 min, R. Palace)

THE WOMAN KINGHHHH Viola Davis plays the general of an all-female protective force in this action epic set in 1823. Gina Prince-Bythewood directed. (135 min, PG-13. Big Picture, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy, Sunset)


AVATAR (2009) (Essex, Majestic)




TOP GUN: MAVERICKHHHH (Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Star, Stowe, Sunset)

TREMORS (Sunset)

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SINGHH1/2 (Majestic, Palace; reviewed 7/20)


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*BIG PICTURE THEATER: 48 Carroll Rd., Waitsfield, 496-8994,

*BIJOU CINEPLEX 4: 107 Portland St., Morrisville, 888-3293,

CAPITOL SHOWPLACE: 93 State St., Montpelier, 229-0343,

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

*MAJESTIC 10: 190 Boxwood St., Williston, 878-2010,

MARQUIS THEATER: 65 Main St., Middlebury, 388-4841,

*MERRILL’S ROXY CINEMAS: 222 College St., Burlington, 864-3456,

*PALACE 9 CINEMAS: 10 Fayette Dr., South Burlington, 864-5610,

PARAMOUNT TWIN CINEMA: 241 N. Main St., Barre, 479-9621,

PLAYHOUSE MOVIE THEATRE: 11 S. Main St., Randolph, 728-4012,

SAVOY THEATER: 26 Main St., Montpelier, 229-0598,

STAR THEATRE: 17 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, 748-9511,

*STOWE CINEMA 3PLEX: 454 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-4678,

SUNSET DRIVE-IN: 155 Porters Point Rd., Colchester, 862-1800,

WELDEN THEATRE: 104 N. Main St., St. Albans, 527-7888,

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FUNDRAISER FOR COOPERATION JACKSON’S MUTUAL AID WORK: Dinner and a panel discussion raise donations for those impacted by the water crisis in Jackson, Miss. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 6 p.m. Donations. Info, 426-3581.

climate crisis

A GLOBAL CALL TO HEAL THE PLANET: Thought leader Sandrine Dixson-Declève keynotes this conference marking the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking climate crisis report The Limits to Growth. Virtual option avail able. Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, Middlebury College, 7-8:45 p.m. Free. Info, 443-5710.


CURRENT EVENTS: Neighbors have an informal discussion about what’s in the news. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 878-4918.

WATERBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMUNITY MEETING: Library patrons spitball to gether about what programs and services they would like to see over the next five years. Waterbury Municipal Building, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 244-7036.


STEP AFRIKA!: The United States’ first professional percussive dance company stomps and claps its way across the stage. The Flynn, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $25-49. Info, 863-5966.

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

‘AMAZON ADVENTURE 3D’: Viewers experience 19thcentury explorer Henry Bates’ journey through the Amazon rainforest. 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, $14.50-18; admis sion free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.

‘BACKYARD WILDERNESS 3D’: Cameras positioned in nests, underwater and along the forest floor capture a year’s worth of critters coming and going. 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, $14.50-18; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.

‘CASANOVA’ WITH ITALIAN WINE TASTING: Frederico Fellini’s extravagant and underseen 1976 masterpiece screens alongside a selfpaced sampler of Northern Italian wines. Epsilon Spires, Brattleboro, 7:30-10 p.m. $1225. Info,

‘DAISIES’: Two spoiled girls, both named Marie, get up to stranger and stranger hijinks in this 1966 Czechoslovakian surrealist comedy. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600.

‘SEA MONSTERS 3D’: An adventurous dolichorhyn chops travels through the most dangerous oceans in history, encountering

plesiosaurs, giant turtles and the deadly mosasaur along the way. 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, $14.50-18; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.

‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS’: Sparkling graphics take viewers on a mind-bending journey from the beginning of time through the mysteries of the universe. 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, $14.50-18; admis sion free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.

TELLURIDE AT DARTMOUTH: ‘WILDCAT’: A traumatized veteran finds solace in an animal rescue program deep in the Peruvian jungle. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 4 & 7 p.m. $8-15. Info, 603-646-2422.

food & drink

ADVENTURE DINNER: WINDFALL ORCHARD DINNER: Seasonal dishes and cider drinks make for a scrumptious feast in the shadow of the apple trees. Windfall Orchard, Cornwall, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $167; preregister; limited space. Info, 248-224-7539.

BODEN ABOUT TOWN: WINE BAR TAKEOVER: Representatives from German wine importer vom Boden host a Riesling party with a fo cus on sustainability. Dedalus calendar

Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar, Burlington, 5-9 p.m. Price of food and drink. Info, 865-2368.

DANVILLE FARMERS MARKET: Villagers shop local from various vendors handing out fruits, veg gies, prepared foods and more. Danville Village Green, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, cfmamanager@

FEAST FARM STAND: Farm-fresh veggies and other delights go on sale at this market featuring weekly activities such as yoga and cooking demonstrations. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2518.

HART’S KOREAN AND FILIPINO: Flavorful fried chicken, ramen, udon, steamed buns and lumpia are doled out at this pop-up kitchen. Tiny Community Kitchen, Burlington, noon-8 p.m. Cost of food and drink; preregister. Info, 272-1886.


COOK-ALONG: Nutritionist Lili Hanft demonstrates how to whip up a nutrient-dense dinner. Presented by City Market, Onion Rive Co-op. 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, info@citymarket. coop.

THE MAPLE 100: Vermonters fill out bingo cards with a month of maple-themed activities for a chance to win prizes from local vendors. See agriculture.vermont. gov for all events and locations. Various locations statewide. Free. Info, 828-2430.

MEET THE MAKERS: A BOOZY POP-UP SERIES: Guests delight their palates with exclusive cock tails and rub elbows with some of Vermont’s leading distillers. Ticket includes two drinks and an appetizer. Pauline’s Café, South Burlington, 5-7 p.m. $30; prereg ister. Info, 862-1081.

WPP COMMUNITY DINNER: Local cooks Julia Menéndez Jardón and Drew Diemar cook a deli cious northern Spanish meal for pickup. Presented by Winooski Partnership for Prevention. O’Brien Community Center, Winooski, 4:30-6 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 655-4565.


BINGO AT THE EAST VALLEY COMMUNITY HALL: Weekly games raise funds for the meeting hall renovation. East Valley Community Hall, East Randolph, 6-8 p.m. Cost of cards. Info, eastvalleycg@gmail. com.

‘THE MONEY’: Generosity is the name of the game in this highstakes experience where audi ence members must agree how to spend a pot of dough before the clock runs out. Middlebury Union High School, 7 p.m. $15-25. Info, 863-5966.

health & fitness

BONE BUILDERS/ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE PROGRAM: Folks of all ages ward off osteoporosis in an exercise and prevention class. Online, 7:30 a.m.; Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 9 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3322.

CHAIR YOGA: Waterbury Public Library instructor Diana Whitney leads at-home participants in gentle stretches supported by seats. 10 a.m. Free. Info, 244-7036.

COMMUNITY HOOP CLASSES: Hula hoopers of all ages get loopy at this weekly class. Champlain Elementary School, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Donations. Info, 355-8457.

LONG-FORM SUN 73: Beginners and experienced practitioners learn how tai chi can help with arthritis, mental clarity and range of motion. Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes, 10-11:30 a.m. Free; donations accepted. Info, beverlyblakeney@

REVITALIZE IN RECOVERY: Community members in recovery from addiction unwind with a day of massage, yoga, meditation, haircuts and smoothies. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150.

YANG 24: This simplified tai chi method is perfect for beginners looking to build strength and balance. Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes, 1-2:30 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Info,


ELL CLASSES: ENGLISH FOR BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS: Learners of all abilities practice written and spoken English with trained instructors. Presented by Fletcher Free Library. 6:30-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, bshatara@

IRISH LANGUAGE CLASS: Celticcurious students learn to speak an Ghaeilge in a supportive group. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403.


THE MEATPACKERS: The beloved local band serves up its signature brand of contagious bluegrass. Shelburne Orchards, 12:30-2 p.m. Free. Info, 985-2753.

TROY MILLETTE: Heartfelt original country-rock songs carry through the air, courtesy of the Fairfax musician. Shelburne Vineyard, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 985-8222.


national parks. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.


COMPUTER BASICS CLASS WITH INSTRUCTOR CORINNE GUILMAIN: The very beginning is a very good place to start at this class covering how to use the internet, email and Zoom. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 2-3 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 745-1392.


‘THE PITMEN PAINTERS’: A group of miners in 1930s England take a painting class in this Vermont Stage production based on the true story of the Ashington Group. Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $31.05-38.50. Info, 862-1497.

‘SPRING AWAKENING’: The road from adolescence to adulthood is marred by more than a few pot holes in this Tony Award-winning rock musical set in 19th-century Germany. Byrne Theater, Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction, 7:30 p.m. $19-69. Info, 296-7000.

‘WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE’: Four Weston Theater performers, playing more than 20 instru ments, paint a portrait of the troubadour whose songs brought inspiration and understanding to generations of Americans. Walker Farm, Weston, 7 p.m. $22.50-74. Info, 824-5288.


PHOENIX BOOKS VIRTUAL POETRY OPEN MIC: Wordsmiths read their work at an evening with local performance poet Bianca Amira Zanella. Presented by Phoenix Books. 7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 855-8078.

SUSAN MILLS: The author and immigration attorney reads from On the Wings of a Hummingbird her new novel about a Guatemalan refugee girl. Norwich Bookstore, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 649-1114.



HIRING2DAYVT VIRTUAL JOB FAIR: The Vermont Department of Labor gives job seekers a chance to meet with employers from around the state. 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 828-4000.

+ nightlife

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE PROGRAM: Those in need of an easy-on-the-joints workout experience an hour of calming, low-impact movement. Waterbury Public Library, 10:3011:45 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 244-7036.

PABLO BOSE: The professor of geography and geosciences digs into the Biden administration’s attempts to rebuild the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program after president Trump’s cuts. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, University of Vermont, Burlington, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-0756.

ROLF DIAMANT: The historian explains how abolitionism, the Civil War and the Reconstruction period gave rise to the concept of


FREE STORE: Neighbors swap books, kitchenware, shoes, cloth ing and small items of all kinds. BALE Community Space, South Royalton, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 498-8438.

FREEZE WITH THE FRIEZES: The library fêtes its commu nity with a Renaissance-themed party featuring gelato, crafts and a tour of the historical

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BABYTIME: Teeny-tiny library patrons enjoy a gentle, slow story time featur ing songs, rhymes and lap play. South Burlington Public Library & City Hall, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 846-4140.

LEGO BUILDERS: Elementary-age imagi neers explore, create and participate in challenges. Ages 8 and up, or ages 6 and up with an adult helper. South Burlington Public Library & City Hall, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 846-4140.

MEDITATIVE COLORING: Soothing sounds and quiet coloring make for a calming afterschool activity. Grades 3 and up. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 2-3 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

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PEABODY AFTERSCHOOL FUN FOR GRADES 1-4: Students make friends over crafts and story time. George Peabody Library, Post Mills, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 333-9724.

SCIENCE YOGA: This full-body, playful program combines body awareness with an introduction to early science topics ranging from dinosaurs to planets. Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Regular admission, $15-18; free for members and kids under 2. Info, 649-2200.

STORY TIME!: Songs and stories are shared in the garden, or in the com munity room in inclement weather. Norwich Public Library, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 649-1184.



PRESCHOOL YOGA: Colleen from Grow Prenatal and Family Yoga leads little ones in songs, movement and other fun activities. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 863-3403.

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KIDS’ BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS K-2 AND THEIR PARENTS: Little bookworms and their caregivers learn to love reading together through sharing, crafts and writing activities. South Burlington Public Library & City Hall, 4-5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 846-4140.

LEGO CLUB: Children of all ages get crafty with Legos. Adult supervision is required for kids under 10. Winooski Memorial Library, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 655-6424.

LEGO TIME: Builders in kindergarten through fourth grade enjoy an afternoon of imagination and play. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.



A Real Fungi

This book launch doubles as a birthday party. Author Melany Kahn and illustrator Ellen Korbonski celebrate the publication of their new children’s book, Mason Goes Mushrooming, with a signing and a cake. October 4 would have been the 95th birthday of Wolf Kahn, the celebrated West Brattleboro painter and Melany’s late father. The story of a young boy who learns over four seasons how to find mushrooms in the woods behind his home, the book is inspired by Melany’s own passion for foraging, which she inherited from her father.


Tuesday, October 4, 5 p.m., at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Free. Info, 257-0124,


BASSICK: The singer and storyteller extraordinaire leads little ones in indoor music and movement. Birth through age 5. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30-11 a.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 878-4918.

PRESCHOOL PLAYTIME: Pre-K patrons play and socialize out on the patio.

Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.


MR. PAUL’S PUPPETS & MUSIC: Mr. Paul and his puppet Clarinda make music and mischief for preschoolers. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: Energetic youngsters join Miss Meliss for stories, songs and lots of silliness. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

mad river valley/ waterbury

JUBAL HARP & SONG: Judi Byron plays folk ditties, rhymes, and counting and movement songs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to sing and dance along to. Waterbury Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 244-7036.

FRI.30 chittenden county

BRAILLE DEMONSTRATION: Stephanie Bissonette of the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired teaches kids of all ages how to read and write their names in braille. South Burlington Public Library & City Hall, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 846-4140.

RICHMOND FARMERS MARKET: An open-air marketplace featuring live mu sic connects cultivators and fresh-food browsers. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 881-1249.

upper valley


STORY TIME: Preschoolers take part in stories, songs and silliness. Latham Library, Thetford, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 785-4361.

northeast kingdom

ACORN CLUB STORY TIME: Kids 5 and under play, sing, hear stories and take home a fun activity. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10-11 a.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 745-1391.

MARSHMALLOW ROAST: Sweet-toothed visitors get their toasting sticks ready for a sunset s’more fest. First package of marshmallows is free; additional packs available for purchase. Lavender Essentials of Vermont, Derby, 6-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 323-3590.


chittenden county

COLCHESTER SCOUTS BSA TROOP 601 OPEN HOUSE: Kids in grades 5 through 12 discover how being a Scout can build life skills and offer exciting wilderness adventures. Thompson Family Farm, Colchester, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Info,

HALLOWEEN CANDY TASTE TEST: Youngsters sharpen their trick-or-treat ing taste buds by trying to guess what sweet they’re eating. Prizes for each correct answer; may contain nuts or other allergens. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

KARMA KIDZ YOGA OPEN STUDIO SATURDAYS: Young yogis of all ages and their caregivers drop in for some fun breathing and movement activities. Kamalika-K, Essex Junction, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations. Info, 871-5085.

mad river valley/ waterbury

JUNIOR RANGER ROUNDUP & SERVICE PROJECT: Adults remove invasive plant species while kiddos lend a hand to finish their Junior Ranger requirements. Call to confirm. Nature Center. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 4:30 p.m. $2-4; free for children ages 3 and under. Info, 244-7103.

outside vermont

‘MAGIC ROCKS!’: Illusionist Leon Etienne brings a punk sensibility to his jaw-drop ping, family-friendly show. Strand Center for the Arts, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. $25-35. Info, 518-563-1604, ext. 105.



‘PINOCCHIO’: Geppetto, Jiminy Cricket and everyone’s favorite puppet feature in this family-friendly adventure from Very Merry Theatre. O.N.E. Community Center, Burlington, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info,


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TEEN NIGHT: DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Local wizards and warlocks ages 12 and up kick off a three-week collaborative game of magic and monsters. Virtual op tion available. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 5-6 p.m. Free; prereg ister for Zoom link. Info, 878-4918.

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friezes. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

MENTOR TRAINING FALL 2022: New volunteers who want to help support women healing from prison and other encounters with the criminal justice system learn the ropes. Mercy Connections, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 846-7164.


KNITTING GROUP: Knitters of all experience levels get together to spin yarns. Latham Library, Thetford, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 785-4361.


MUSIC ON THE FARM: DJ DANCE PARTY: Farm-fresh foods and dance tunes are on the menu at this final pastoral party of the year. Fable Farm, Barnard, 5:30-9 p.m. $5-20; preregister. Info, 234-1645.


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

‘AFTER BLUE’ WITH CHOREOGRAPHED KATE BUSH DANCE: The Kate Bush Society of Western Massachusetts leads the crowd in the dance from the “Wuthering Heights” music video, followed by a screening of a farfuture French fantasy following the exploits of space villain Kate Bush. Epsilon Spires, Brattleboro, 8-10 p.m. $12. Info, foreverxv@



‘CROWDSOURCED STAR WARS’: Al fresco viewers take in the result of over 40 local filmmak ers recreating Star Wars: A New Hope scene by scene and droid

by droid. BYO chair. RETN & VCAM Media Factory, Burlington, 7-10 p.m. Free; donations accepted; preregister. Info, 651-9692.

‘LISTEN UP!’: The original musical based on the true stories of Vermont teens aims to destigmatize tough topics. Q&A follows. Virtual option available. Community College of Vermont, Winooski, 6:30-9 p.m. Free; pre register. Info, 357-4616.



TELLURIDE AT DARTMOUTH: ‘TÁR’: Cate Blanchett stars as a genius conductor driven to the brink in this scandalous character study. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 4 & 7:30 p.m. $8-15. Info, 603-646-2422.

food & drink

FARM NIGHT AT EARTHKEEP: A regenerative farming collective hosts a market featuring fresh produce, food trucks, lessons in aquaculture or medicinal foods, and unbeatable views of the mountains. Earthkeep Farmcommon, Charlotte, 4:307:30 p.m. Free. Info, 425-2283.

THE MAPLE 100: See WED.28.

ROYALTON FARMERS MARKET: Local farmers sell their produce, bread and eggs to villagers. South Royalton Town Green, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 763-8302.

VERGENNES FARMERS MARKET: Local foods and crafts, live music, and hot eats spice up Thursday afternoons. Vergennes City Park, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 233-9180.

health & fitness

FALL PREVENTION TAI CHI: Humans boost their strength and balance through gentle, flowing movements. St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Vergennes, Levels 1 and 2, 9-10 a.m.; Level 3, 10-11 a.m.

Footloose and Fancy Ski


mad river valley/ waterbury

TINY TOTS: Tiny tykes have fun, hear stories and meet new friends with Ms. Cynthia. Waterbury Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 244-7036.

northeast kingdom

ACORN CLUB STORY TIME: See FRI.30, 2-2:30 p.m.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS CANDIDATES FORUM FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: Candidates Charity Clark and Michael Tagliavia join in a meet and greet and moderated Q&A. Livestream available. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info,

THOUGHT CLUB: Artists and activists convene to engage with Burlington‘s rich tradition of radical thought and envision its future. Democracy Creative, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info,

VERMONT FILM & MEDIA TASK FORCE LISTENING SESSION: A new committee hears testimony from members of the film industry, followed by an open Q&A. Hosted by the Vermont Arts Council. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 828-3291.


HOW TO SECURE YOUR ONLINE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS: New England Federal Credit Union experts teach account holders how to protect themselves from identity theft and other kinds of fraud. Noon-12:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 764-6940.

THE RIGHT TIME TO SELL YOUR HOME: Homeowners ask a real estate agent and a mortgage loan officer whether this could be the moment to sell. New England Federal Credit Union, Williston, 6-7 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 764-6940.


Free; donations accepted. Info,


MOVEMENT MATTERS: BURLINGTON TAIKO: The founder of this Queen City drum group, Stuart Paton, leads a workshop introducing the public to this spellbinding Japanese art form. Wear exercise clothes. Mahaney

STORYKEEPERS WORKSHOP: CELEBRATING FAMILY HISTORY: In the first of three cumulative workshops, local author Natalie Kinsey-Warnock teaches budding historians how to use primary and secondary sources to add branches to their family trees. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10-11:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 745-1391.



‘PINOCCHIO’: See SUN.2, 6:30-8 p.m.

SING-ALONG WITH LINDA BASSICK: Babies, toddlers and preschoolers sing, dance and wiggle along with Linda. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1111:30 a.m. Free. Info, 863-3403.

chittenden county

PLAYGROUP & FAMILY SUPPORT: Families with children under age 5 play and connect with others in the commu nity. Winooski Memorial Library, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 655-6424.

Arts Center, Middlebury College, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 443-6433.

NANI NOAM VAZANA: Singing in the endangered Sephardic Jewish language of Ladino, the musician weaves a tapestry connecting past and present. Next Stage Arts Project, Putney, 7:30 p.m. $18-22. Info, 387-0102.


KNIT DEMOCRACY TOGETHER: Activists and craftivists learn about the inner workings of elec tions while working together on a yarn sculpture of the Vermont Statehouse. Sharon Academy, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, eve@

RED BENCH SPEAKER SERIES: HILLARY GERARDI: A conversa tion with the fastest woman to ever ski the legendary high-alpine Haute Route gets locals pumped for slope season. See calendar spotlight. Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, Stowe, 6:308 p.m. $10. Info, 253-9911.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME ON THE GREEN: Dorothy Alling Memorial Library leads half an hour of stories, rhymes and songs. Williston Town Green, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

TODDLERTIME: Kids ages 1 through 3 and their caregivers join Miss Kelly and her puppets Bainbow and La-La for story time. South Burlington Public Library & City Hall, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 846-4140.



ROBIN’S NEST NATURE PLAYGROUP: Outdoor pursuits through fields and forests captivate little ones up to age 5 and their parents. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-noon. Free; donations accepted. Info, 229-6206.

northeast kingdom

HOMESCHOOL GEOGRAPHY CLUB: Home learners ages 6 through 10 learn about a new continent and get stamps on their library passports each week. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1391.

brattleboro/okemo valley

MELANY KAHN AND ELLEN KORBONSKI: The author and illustrator launch their new kids’ book, Mason Goes Mushrooming, and throw a birthday party for the late painter Wolf Kahn. See calendar spotlight. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 257-0124.


YOUTH EMPOWERMENT & ACTION: Activists ages 14 through 18 discuss community service, climate action, LGBTQ rights and social justice. BALE Community Space, South Royalton, 3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 498-8438.

WED.5 chittenden county


CRAFTERNOON: CASTLE BUILDING: Little knights and royals build fairy tale palaces from scratch. Brownell Library,

Essex Junction, 2:30-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.


PLAY TIME: Little ones build with blocks and read together. Ages 1 through 4. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

mad river valley/ waterbury

QUEER READS: LGBTQIA+ and allied youth get together each month to read and discuss ideas around gender, sexuality and identity. Waterbury Public Library, 6-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 244-7036.

upper valley




The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum’s Red Bench Speaker Series makes a triumphant return to in-person programming with an appearance by St. Johnsbury native Hillary Gerardi, women’s world record holder for the fastest trek of the legendary high-alpine Haute Route. She is also a skyrunner, or highaltitude foot racer, and set another speed record just last month at the Trofeo Kima competition in Italy. Gerardi is interviewed by Rutland author and Olympic journalist Peggy Shinn, and an audience Q&A follows. RED BENCH SPEAKER SERIES: HILLARY GERARDI Thursday, September 29, 6:30-8 p.m., at Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum in Stowe. $10 suggested donation. Info, 253-9911,
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‘A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC’: An actress, her lovers and their wives gather for a drama-filled weekend in the country in this Stephen Sondheim musical set in turn-of-the-century Sweden. Stowe Town Hall Theatre, 7:30 p.m. $15-20. Info, 253-3961.





BLYDEN B. JACKSON JR.’S POSTHUMOUSLY RELEASED NOVEL, ‘FOR ONE DAY OF FREEDOM’: Rokeby Museum hosts a panel of experts and Jackson’s loved ones to discuss the late author and activist’s life and work. 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 877-3406.

STEPHEN RUSSELL PAYNE: The novelist launches You Were Always There a coming-of-age story set around Caspian Lake in the 1970s. Phoenix Books, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 448-3350.

FRI.30 conferences

25TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S HEALTH AND CANCER CONFERENCE: A plethora of panels empower and support patients and providers. Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info,


FRANK SANTOS, JR.: A comic hypnotist gives an R-rated, mindmelting display. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $29.50. Info, 603-448-0400.


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STORYTELLING NIGHT & POTLUCK: Locals bring a dish to share and stories of a wild encounter they had on their jour neys — whether to Greece or to the grocery store. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 5:308 p.m. Free. Info, 229-6206.

fairs & festivals

EXPLORE ESSEX: From farms to forests to films, townsfolk enjoy all that fall has to offer. See for full schedule. Various Essex Junction locations, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Info, 878-1341.


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



FIRST ANNUAL SOCIAL JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM: ‘THE PRICE OF SAFETY’: The city of Vergennes grapples with questions of police funding and oversight in this riv eting documentary. Discussion with the filmmakers and the Peace & Justice Center follows.

Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m. $15-50 suggested donation. Info, 863-2345.

‘LISTEN UP!’: See THU.29. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7:30 p.m. Info, 748-2600.


‘SPACE: UNRAVELING THE COSMOS’: See WED.28. TELLURIDE AT DARTMOUTH: ‘ICARUS: THE AFTERMATH’: Bryan Fogel follows up his Oscar-winning documentary about Russian doping with this suspenseful sequel about the whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov’s ongoing attempts to skirt assassination. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 4 & 7 p.m. $8-15. Info, 603-646-2422.

food & drink

THE MAPLE 100: See WED.28.

OKTOBERFEST: FULL BARREL POP-UP BEER GARDEN: Pints are poured and Miss Weinerz serves up sweet treats out in the autumn air. 12-22 North Street, Burlington, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost of food and drink; preregister. Info, 391-0942.

THE PEOPLE’S FARMSTAND: Volunteers hand out fresh, local produce for free. Pomeroy Park, Burlington, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345.

TRUCK STOP: Mobile kitchens dish out mouthwatering meals and libations. Live DJs and out door entertainment add to the fun. 377 Pine Street, Burlington, 4:30-9 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 540-0406.


‘THE MONEY’: See WED.28. Montpelier City Hall.

health & fitness


ONLINE GUIDED MEDITATION: Dorothy Alling Memorial Library invites attendees to relax on their lunch breaks and reconnect with their bodies. Noon-12:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, programs@


COOKOFF: The wellness group launches its new location with an evening of tours and rice porridge. First 25 arrivals get a free dip in the floatation tank. Integrative Acupuncture, Montpelier, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-0954.

SUN-STYLE TAI CHI: A sequence of slow, controlled motions aids in strength and balance. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 229-1549.


ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN CONVERSATION: Semifluent speakers practice their skills during a slow conversazi one about the news. Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, noon-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403.

SOCIAL HOUR: The Alliance Française of the Lake Champlain Region hosts a rendez-vous over cocktails. Juniper Bar & Restaurant, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, btvescargot@



ORCHESTRA: A 17-piece ensem ble, featuring special guest Ray Vega on the trumpet, works its way through Latin jazz classics and original tunes. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-564-2243.

DWIGHT + NICOLE TRIO: Amid outdoor art and a beer garden, Railroad St. strollers enjoy a show from the New Englandborn indie soul band. Downtown St. Johnsbury, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600.


ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: BURLINGTON TAIKO: Outdoor audiences let the propulsive sounds of this Japanese drum ming style wash over them. Mahaney Arts Center, Middlebury College, 4:30 & 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-6433.


ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: BURLINGTON TAIKO PARADE: Spectators are mesmerized by a procession of powerful Japanese drumming and lion dance. Old Chapel Quad, Middlebury College, 3:30-4 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3485.

MUSIC JAM: Local instru mentalists of all ability levels gather to make sweet music. BALE Community Space, South Royalton, 7-10 p.m. Free. Info, 498-8438.

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Fair of the Dog

Does your dog know about peak foliage? Probably not, unfortunately, with that redgreen color blindness. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate the season with your furry friend at Dog Mountain’s Fall Dog Party. It’s an opportunity for canines and humans alike to romp through the leaves and make new friends. Pups run wild between agility courses and other competitions, and their people enjoy lawn games, a bounce house, scavenger hunts, live music from Shrimp Tunes, chili dogs from Rocky’s New York-Style Hot Dog Cart and sweet treats from Makin Maple.

FALL DOG PARTY 2022 Saturday, October 1, noon-4 p.m., at Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury. Free. Info, 800-449-2580,

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PLAY EVERY TOWN: Prolific pianist David Feurzeig continues a four-year, statewide series of shows in protest of high-pollution worldwide concert tours. Grace Episcopal Church, Sheldon, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, playeverytown@

RICHARD SMITH: The legendary fingerstyle guitarist rocks down the house. Cash or check only. Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, 7:30 p.m. $20. Info, 482-7100.

ROGER CLARK MILLER: The multi-instrumentalist of Mission of Burma and Alloy Orchestra presents “Eight Dream Interpretations for Solo Electric Guitar Ensemble.” Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 7 p.m. $20-25. Info, 257-0124.

SPACE ODDITY: THE ULTIMATE DAVID BOWIE EXPERIENCE: A multimedia spectacle takes viewers on a kaleidoscopic spaceship ride through the career of Ziggy Stardust. Barre Opera House, 8 p.m. $36-42.50. Info, 476-8188.

ZACH NUGENT ACOUSTIC BAND: The sought-after guitarist brings together an all-star lineup of local musicians in the style of Jerry Garcia’s Almost Acoustic Shelburne Vineyard, 6-8 p.m. $10-15. Info, 985-8222.


FALL BIRDING: Folks of all inter ests and experience levels seek out feathered friends in flight. All supplies provided. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 7:309:30 a.m. Free. Info, 229-6206.

SUNSET PICNIC, LIVE MUSIC AND GAMES: Locals of all ages gather for an evening of games and live music from local violinist Nathan L’Heureux. Otter Creek Gorge Preserve, Weybridge, 5:307 p.m. Free. Info, 388-1007.


ANNUAL PICO SKI & SNOWBOARD SWAP AND SALE: Sales of new, demo and consign ment gear benefit Pico Ski Club programming. The Rollin’ Rooster food truck serves up fried chick en. Pico Mountain, Killington, 5-9 p.m. Free. Info, picoskiswap@


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LENNY’S SHOE & APPAREL MILK BOWL FRIDAY: Race-car drivers put it all on the track at this prelude to the 60th Vermont Milk Bowl.

Thunder Road Speedbowl, Barre, 6-9:30 p.m. $5-30; free for kids under 6. Info, info@thunderroadvt. com.


EEE LECTURES: ERIC HANSON: The Education & Enrichment for Everyone series continues with the financial analyst’s address, “China and America –Economically and Politically in the Crosshairs.” Virtual option available. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2-3 p.m. $8; $55 for season pass. Info, 363-6937.


‘BLUE WINDOW’: The inhabitants of five apartments in 1984 New York City get ready for a dinner party. Presented by the Lamoille County Players. Hyde Park Opera House, 7 p.m. $15-20. Info, 888-4507.



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handmade items, doughnuts, bicycles, home decor, and so much more. Mission Bazaar VT, Burlington, noon-5 p.m. Free. Info,


BRISTOL VILLAGE COHOUSING OPEN HOUSE: BVCH celebrates its fifth birthday with an afternoon of food, family fun and tours of the sustainable common spaces. Bristol Village Cohousing, 1-5 p.m. Free. Info,


2022 WOMEN’S ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY CONFERENCE: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen keynotes this day of workshops and networking for entrepreneurial women. Vermont Technical College, Randolph, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-2525.


KÅNKEN PAINT & SIP: Crafty backpackers personalize a knap sack while sampling snacks and nonalcoholic drinks. Fjällräven, Burlington, 1-4 p.m. $20; free for in-store backpack buyers; preregister. Info, 448-7197.


MONTPELIER CONTRA DANCE: To live tunes and gender-neutral calling, dancers balance, shadow and do-si-do the night away. N95, KN94, KN95 or 3-ply surgi cal masks required. Capital City Grange, Berlin, beginners’ lesson, 7:40 p.m.; social dance, 8-11 p.m. $5-20. Info, 225-8921.


MORE THAN A MARKET: A WALKING TOUR OF BURLINGTON’S LOCAL MARKETS: Historic New England takes history buffs around past and present-day immigrantowned markets for a lesson on their importance as sources of food, community and culture.

7 Pine St., Burlington, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Info, 989-4723.

fairs & festivals

EXPLORE ESSEX: See FRI.30, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

FALL DOG PARTY 2022: Fourlegged friends and their people enjoy an afternoon of leaf-romp ing, raffles, dog games, tacos, maple treats and live music from Shrimp Tunes. See calendar spotlight. Dog Mountain, St. Johnsbury, noon-4 p.m. Free. Info, 800-449-2580.


APPLE FEST & 5K RACE: Cider pressing, heirloom apple tast ings, cheese making and a 5K make for a happily historic fall day. President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, Plymouth, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 828-3051.


FESTIVAL: Fiber lovers flock to this annual fair featuring contests, farm animals, spinning classes, herding demonstrations and reams of vendors. Tunbridge World’s Fairgrounds, 10 a.m.-5

p.m. $5-8; free for toddlers. Info, 592-3062.


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food & drink

BEARS & BREWS: Libation lov ers sample craft beers, view a planetarium show, take selfies with the taxidermy and enjoy the autumnal outdoors. Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St. Johnsbury, 3-7 p.m. $10-55. Info, 748-2372.

BEES KNEES WEEK: HONEY SAMPLING AND OBSERVATIONAL HIVE: Between hive demonstrations and tasting flights, sweet-toothed attend ees come away with a better understanding of honey and its terroirs. Barr Hill by Caledonia Spirits, Montpelier, 1-3 & 6:308:30 p.m. Free. Info, 472-8000.

BURLINGTON FARMERS MARKET: Dozens of stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisanal wares and pre pared foods. Burlington Farmers Market, 345 Pine St., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 560-5904.

CAPITAL CITY FARMERS MARKET: Meats and cheeses join farm-fresh produce, baked goods, locally made arts and crafts, and live music. 133 State St., Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, montpelierfarmersmarket@

CHICKEN PIE TAKEOUT: Chicken pie, cranberry sauce, peas, squash, coleslaw and apple crisp are served up on the half hour. The Old Meeting House, East Montpelier, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6 & 6:30 p.m. $15; preregister. Info, 223-6934.

FREE SATURDAY CHOCOLATE TASTINGS: A sommelier of sweet stuff leads drop-in guests through a tasting platter. Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café, Burlington, 11 a.m.4 p.m. Free. Info, 864-1807.

FRIENDS OF THE ATHENAEUM PIE SALE: Desserts and books for sale benefit the museum and li brary. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $15 per pie. Info, 745-1392.

HARVEST DINNER: A ticket to this gourmet taco night also buys admission to the art galler ies. Hall Art Foundation, Reading, 4-7 p.m. $12.50-25; preregister; limited space. Info, info@

THE MAPLE 100: See WED.28, Through 5.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER: ITALIAN STYLE: A table of guests try to solve the murder of Guiseppe “Pepi” Roni over a three-course feast of Italian wed ding soup, chicken parmigiana

and panna cotta. Black Flannel Brewing & Distilling, Essex, 5:308 p.m. $85; preregister. Info, 857-5629.

ST. JOHNSBURY FARMERS MARKET: Growers and crafters gather weekly at booths centered on local eats. Pearl St. & Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, cfmamanager@gmail. com.

SUMMER SAMPLING SERIES: Local makers and growers serve up bites for tasting. Mad River Taste Place, Waitsfield, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 496-3165.

TEA TASTING AND TEAWARE SALE: The Little Tree Tea pop-up pours samples and expounds upon the history of tea. Tea blends and pottery by Judy Losapio Devitt available for purchase. Kents’ Corner State Historic Site, Calais, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 223-6613.


BEGINNER DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Waterbury Public Library game master Evan Hoffman gathers novices and veterans alike for an afternoon of virtual adventuring. Teens and adults welcome. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Info, 244-7036.

‘THE MONEY’: See WED. 28. Montpelier City Hall.


FIRE TRUCK PULL: Teams of 12 or more use all their strength to haul a fully loaded fire truck up Church Street. Funds raised support Outright Vermont’s work with queer and trans youth. Church Street Marketplace, Burlington, noon. Minimum $3,000 in funds raised per team of 12; free for spectators. Info, 865-9677.


BENNIE AND THE JETS: AN ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE: Audiences remember when rock was young and find that their feet just can’t keep still at this pitch-perfect tribute show. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7-9 p.m. $29. Info, 775-0903.

BLACK OPRY REVUE: The Black country music collective goes back to the genre’s roots. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. Free; donations accepted; preregister. Info, 603-448-0400.

BRIAN MCCARTHY JAZZ ORCHESTRA: See FRI.30. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 6:30 p.m. $20-35. Info, 760-4634.

‘DIDO REIMAGINED’: The Brentano String Quartet and soprano Dawn Upshaw rein vent Purcell’s beloved opera. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover N.H., 7:30 p.m. $25-45. Info, 603-646-2422.

ELI WEST AND JOE K. WALSH: Two acclaimed bluegrass aficio nados team up for a rootsy bash. Burnham Hall, Lincoln, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15-25. Info, 388-9782.


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4-9:30 p.m. $65; preregister. Info, 393-0076.

library programming. Middlebury Town Offices, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4095.

HARVEST HOOTENANNY: Classic rock cover band She Was Right graces the stage while a pie sale raises funds for the Gihon Valley Hall Committee’s restoration work. Gihon Valley Hall, Hyde Park, 6-10 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Info, 851-0448.

JUSTIN LAPOINT: Picnickers enjoy live strumming and apple goodies from the farm store. Happy Valley Orchard, Middlebury, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 388-2411.

KEITH GREENINGER, LEE GRUTCHFIELD AND FRIENDS: Local and traveling musicians perform an intimate show in the barn. BYO chair. Eaton Hill Textile Works, Marshfield, 6-9 p.m. $15 suggested donation. Info, 498-4718.


THE MICHELE FAY BAND: The bluegrass band arrives, banjos and mandolins in hand, for a night of live music. Brandon Town Hall, 7 p.m. $10. Info, 388-6863.

NANI NOAM VAZANA: See THU.29. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 7 p.m. $5-20. Info, 533-2000.

PATTI CASEY AND COLIN MCCAFFREY: Beautiful harmo nies ring out at this benefit concert for the Vermont Reptile & Amphibian Atlas. Salisbury Congregational Church, 7-9 p.m. $22-25. Info, 352-4734.

ROWAN: Apple pickers enjoy Celtic folk songs while they har vest. Shelburne Orchards, noon-2 p.m. Free. Info, 985-2753.

VINYL SPELL: Rockers close out a day of racing with a vintage vinylinflected concert. Thunder Road Speedbowl, Barre, 7-10:30 p.m. Free. Info, info@thunderroadvt. com.


AQUADVENTURE PADDLE: Stunning scenery welcomes boaters, who explore the Waterbury Reservoir in search of crepuscular wildlife. Contact Station, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 10:30 a.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; limited space. Info, 244-7103.

DEAD CREEK WILDLIFE DAY: Folks of all ages go wild for talks, nature walks, demonstrations and family activities at this cel ebration of the outdoors. Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area, Vergennes, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 759-2398.

FALL FOREST BATHING 2022: Folks unplug, slow down and experience nature through a guided mindfulness practice. Audubon Vermont Sugarhouse, Huntington, 9:30 a.m.-noon. $30-35; preregister. Info,

MRBA 25TH CELEBRATION: The Missisquoi River Basin Association marks a quarter cen tury of conservation with a gala. Pigeon Hill Farm, East Berkshire,


MADDEN: A mycologist leads a fervent search for fungi. 100% of proceeds benefit the Middlebury Area Land Trust. Wright Park, Middlebury, 9 a.m.-noon. $10-20. Info, 388-1007.

MUSHROOMS DEMYSTIFIED: Fungi fanatics learn about dif ferent varieties — fabulous and fearsome alike — found through out the park. Call to confirm. History Hike Picnic Area, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 2 p.m. $2-4; free for kids ages 3 and under. Info, 244-7103.

OWL PROWL & NIGHT GHOST HIKE: Flashlight holders spy denizens of dusk on a journey to 19th-century settlement ruins, where spooky Vermont tales await. Call to confirm. History Hike lot, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 6 p.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under. Info, 244-7103.



BOOTH BROS./HOOD MILK BOWL QUALIFYING DAY: Nailbiting trials determine the docket for Sunday’s race car championship. Thunder Road Speedbowl, Barre, 1-5 p.m. $5-30; free for kids 6 and under. Info,


DIVERSITY SPEAKER SERIES: CORNEL WEST: The famed activist and philosopher gives an address, presented by the Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center. The Flynn, Burlington, 6 p.m. $10-43. Info, 863-5966.


‘BLUE WINDOW’: See FRI.30. ‘A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC’: See THU.29, 2 & 7:30 p.m.

‘MARROWBONE’: Audiences walk into the autumn woods to take in a theater of stories in word, gesture and song. Look for Marrowbone parking signs. Geary Rd., Lincoln, noon-4 p.m. $5-25; preregister. Info, marrowbonevt@

‘MYRZIE HOUSE’: Two people — possibly the last two on Earth — must escape their cell and pause the ominous doomsday clock from ticking down in this award-winning circus show. New England Center for Circus Arts, Brattleboro, 7:30 p.m. $1535; free for kids under 2. Info, 254-9780.

‘THE PITMEN PAINTERS’: See WED.28, 2 & 7:30 p.m.




FRIENDS OF ILSLEY LIBRARY BOOK SALE: Books of all genres for all ages go on sale, largely for $2 or less, and all proceeds fund


fairs & festivals

EXPLORE ESSEX: See FRI.30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

VERMONT SHEEP & WOOL FESTIVAL: See SAT.1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


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food & drink

THE MAPLE 100: See WED.28.

WINOOSKI FARMERS MARKET: Families shop for fresh produce, honey, meats, coffee and pre pared foods from more seasonal vendors at an outdoor market place. Champlain Mill Green, Winooski, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, farmersmarket@

health & fitness

CHAMPLAIN VALLEY BUDDY WALK: Champlain Valley Down Syndrome Group and allies walk to raise funds for awareness and support. Battery Park, Burlington, noon-3 p.m. $10. Info, 872-2744.

COMMUNITY MINDFULNESS PRACTICE: New and experienced meditators are always welcome to join this weekly practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hahn. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Free. Info,

RAMONA ISRAEL: The Morrisville epidemiologist clears up the cur rent COVID-19 and monkeypox recommendations. Craftsbury Public Library, Craftsbury Common, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 586-9683.

SUNDAY MORNING MEDITATION: Mindful folks experience sitting and walking meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Shambhala Meditation Center, Burlington, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Info,


GAMELAN SULUKALA: Plainfield’s own Javanese court-style Gamelan players deliver a melange of Indonesian and American tunes. Eliot D. Pratt Library, Goddard College, Plainfield, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 498-3173.

GLEN DAVID ANDREWS BAND: A beloved New Orleans singer and trombone player draws on generations of Black music for a high-powered sound. Putney Inn,

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3 p.m. $20-25; free for kids under 12. Info, 387-0102.

SARA GREY AND KIERON MEANS: A banjo player and blues guitarist take a musical trip through the British Isles. Virtual option available. Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, Jericho, 2-3:45 p.m. Free. Info, 238-7391.

SARA GREY AND KIERON MEANS: Two musicians take a road trip through the U.S., exploring how Scottish, Irish and English songs evolved into the regional tunes of today. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Jericho, 7 p.m. $20 suggested donation. Info, 238-7391.


TOUR OF WATERBURY DAM: Visitors explore a reforested encampment and discover how the Civilian Conservation Corps saved the Winooski Valley from flooded ruin. Call to confirm. Meet at the top of the dam. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 11 a.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under. Info, 244-7103.

TRACKS, SKINS & SKULLS: Outdoorsy types search for signs of fur-bearing animals and make plaster-of-paris track casts to take home. Nature Center, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 9 a.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and un der; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.


60TH VERMONT MILK BOWL: Race-car drivers vie for the ulti mate prize at the final champion ship of the season. Thunder Road Speedbowl, Barre, 12:15-5 p.m. $5-30; free for kids 6 and under. Info,



‘BLUE WINDOW’: See FRI.30, 2 p.m.


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‘MARROWBONE’: See SAT.1, noon-4 p.m.


‘SPRING AWAKENING’: See WED.28, 5 p.m.



WORDS OUT LOUD: BRIAN CLARK & JERICHO PARMS: The songwriter and essayist, respec tively, discuss words both written and spoken as part of a series highlighting Vermont writers across genres. A reception at the Kents’ Corner State Historic Site follows. Old West Church, Calais, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 223-6613.



TELESCOPE NIGHT: Amateur astronomers learn how to view the moon and stars through the library’s telescope. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.


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food & drink

THE MAPLE 100: See WED.28.


STARTER CULTURES: In the first of four workshops, Heike Meyer of Brot Bakehouse teaches home bakers how to keep their yeasts happy. Presented by City Market, Onion River Co-op. 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, info@

health & fitness

ADVANCED TAI CHI: Experienced movers build strength, improve balance and reduce stress.

Holley Hall, Bristol, 11 a.m.-noon. Free; donations accepted. Info,


GENTLE HATHA YOGA: Movers focus on alignment, balance and extending into relaxation. BYO mat. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 863-3403.

LONG-FORM SUN 73: Beginners and experienced practitioners learn how tai chi can help with arthritis, mental clarity and range of motion. Holley Hall, Bristol, noon-1 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Info, wirlselizabeth@


of the Breath and Balance leads a calming nighttime class for all levels. 8-8:30 p.m. Free; donations accepted; preregister. Info, 338-0626.

WEEKLY CHAIR YOGA: Those with mobility challenges or who are new to yoga practice balance and build strength through gentle, supported movements. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 3 p.m. Free; prereg ister; donations accepted. Info, 223-3322.

YANG 24: This simplified tai chi method is perfect for beginners looking to build strength and balance. Congregational Church of Middlebury, 4-6 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Info,


NIGHTS OF GRIEF & MYSTERY 2022 TOUR: Storyteller Stephen Jenkinson and band leader Gregory Hoskins combine their talents for an evening of poetic, heart-wrenching performance. Vergennes Opera House, 7 p.m. $49. Info, 877-6737.


MEETING OF THE VERMONT NUCLEAR DECOMMISSIONING CITIZENS ADVISORY PANEL: RESCHEDULED. Public comments are encouraged at this virtual update session from the Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee. Noon-1:30 p.m. Free. Info,


ADDISON COUNTY WRITERS COMPANY: Poets, playwrights, novelists and memoirists of ev ery experience level meet weekly for an MFA-style workshop. Swift House Inn, Middlebury, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info,

CHARLIE BARASCH, NADELL FISHMAN AND DANIEL LUSK: Three poets read from newly published collections: Home Movie; Traveling, Traveling; and Every Slow Thing, respec tively. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

JODI PICOULT & JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN: Two best-selling authors launch their new, coauthored book, Mad Honey, a tale of murder and love set in small-town New Hampshire. Presented by Norwich Bookstore and Random House Publishing. 8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 649-1114.

WHERE WE LAND FALL FESTIVAL: JASON REYNOLDS: The celebrated author remi nisces about working with Ibram X. Kendi on the young adult antiracism primer, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center, Middlebury College, 7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 388-4095.

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DISCUSSION GROUP: Brownell Library hosts a virtual roundtable for neighbors to pause and reflect on the news cycle. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.


SWING DANCING: Local Lindy hoppers and jitterbuggers convene at Vermont Swings’ weekly boogie-down. Bring clean shoes. Beginner lessons, 6:30 p.m. Champlain Club, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. $5. Info, 864-8382.


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food & drink

ADVENTURE DINNER: KILLEEN CROSSROADS FARM TAKEOVER DINNER: Chefs James Kitchens and Breana Lai Killeen cook up a four-course ode to their Chinese and Filipino heritage, featuring farm-fresh ingredients and paired cocktails. Killeen Crossroads Farm, Shelburne, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $167; pre register; limited space. Info, 248-224-7539.

FOOD TRUCKS AT THE FORT: Green Empire Brewing hosts a battalion of food trucks along side live music and mini golf. Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, 5-9 p.m. Free. Info, greenempirebeer@

THE MAPLE 100: See WED.28.


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See what’s playing at theaters in the On Screen section.

music + nightlife

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Learn more about highlighted listings in the Magnificent 7 on page 13.



BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS: Expert player Grace Sweet teaches novices how to play a classic card game. Waterbury Public Library, 6-8 p.m. Free; preregister; lim ited space. Info, 244-7036.

health & fitness

FALL PREVENTION TAI CHI: See THU.29. St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Vergennes, Levels 1 and 2, 9-10 a.m.; Level 3, 10-11 a.m. Congregational Church of Middlebury, 10-11 a.m. Free; donations accepted. Info,

MARTIAL ARTS INTRODUCTORY CLASS: The studio celebrates its 25th anniversary with a free demonstration of this peaceful, dynamic martial art. All attendees receive a free one-month membership. Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 7:15-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 951-8900.



PAUSE-CAFÉ IN-PERSON FRENCH CONVERSATION: Francophones and French-language learners meet pour parler la belle langue Burlington Bay Market & Café, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info,


NIGHTS OF GRIEF & MYSTERY 2022 TOUR: See MON.3. Fable Farm, Barnard, 7:30 p.m. Info, 234–5288.

VERMONT CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS: A new ensemble shows off its chops during a live rehearsal program including the original, rarely performed version of Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and a new song cycle by award-winning composer Caroline Shaw. Elley-Long Music Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7-10 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Info, 373-8688.

WATERFRONT PARK DRUM CIRCLE: Folks find rhythm at a joyful, beat-driven outdoor gathering. Waterfront Park, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Donations. Info, 777-0626.


ENDLESS BROOK BIRD WALK: Birders of all experience levels take a slow pace perfect for ob serving and taking photos. BYO water, snacks, cameras, guides and binoculars. Endless Brook Trails, Poultney, 7:30 a.m. Free. Info,

TUESDAY NIGHT GRAVEL BIKE RIDES: Pedal heads explore their local trails at this weekly meetup. Three Rivers Path Trailhead Pavilion, Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, St. Johnsbury, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, landanimaladventures@


COMPUTER WORKSHOPS: SEARCHING ONLINE: Students learn what a search engine is, how to use it and what sources

are most reliable. Virtual option available. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, noon-1:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-3403.




NANCY MARIE BROWN: A histo rian wonders whether ancient folklore could be the key to a less destructive relationship with nature in Looking for the Hidden Folk: How Iceland’s Elves Can Save the Earth. Norwich Bookstore, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 649-1114.



FIRST WEDNESDAYS: DAMIAN COSTELLO: The theologist and author of Black Elk: Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism dis cusses how maple sugaring connects Vermonters to the land and Indigenous history. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291.

WHERE WE LAND FALL FESTIVAL: AGRARIAN STORYTELLING & MORE: Local farmers share tales about food sovereignty, resilience and staying connected to the land. Corinth Town Hall, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-7222.


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‘LEONARD COHEN: I’M YOUR MAN’: This documentary tribute to the legendary songwriter features interviews with the man himself and appearances by other luminaries like U2 and Rufus Wainwright. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600.



food & drink




THE MAPLE 100: See WED.28.

MONTPELIER PLACE: HARVEST MEAL: Local volunteer farmers serve up a fresh-picked meal to celebrate the harvest and another year of working to in crease food access. FEAST Farm, Montpelier, 4-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-6206.

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LONG-FORM SUN 73: See WED.28. YANG 24: See WED.28.


CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH CLASS FOR BEGINNERS: New students and those looking to brush up learn from a local native speaker. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403.



SPANISH CONVERSATION: Fluent and beginner speakers brush up on their español with a discussion led by a Spanish teacher. Presented by Dorothy Alling Memorial Library. 6 p.m. Free; preregister. Info,


THRIVE QTPOC MOVIE NIGHT: Each month, Pride Center of Vermont virtually screens a movie centered on queer and trans people of color. 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info,


LUNCHTIME PIPE ORGAN SERIES: CARSON COOMAN: The composer goes hard on the historic Estey organ, playing a program of works from around the world. Epsilon Spires, Brattleboro, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info,


WILD WOODS SONG CIRCLE: Singers and acoustic instrumen talists gather for an evening of music making. Zoom option available. Godnick Adult Center, Rutland, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Free. Info, 775-1182.



STRONG: The Republican state representative and the

executive director of anti-abor tion organization Vermonters for Good Government discuss the proposed Reproductive Liberty Amendment. Pierson Library, Shelburne, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 985-8545.

FIRST WEDNESDAYS: MEG MOTT: A professor of political theory asks whether free speech must endure hate speech and dives into the history of speechrestricting laws. Norwich Public Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 649-1184.


FIRST WEDNESDAYS: JOSEPH AND JESSE BRUCHAC: Father and son storytellers describe the Abenaki connection to Ndakinna, the land currently known as Vermont. Goodrich Memorial

Library, Newport, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 754-6660.

WHERE WE LAND FALL FESTIVAL: CHERYL MORSE: A University of Vermont professor digs into Vermonters’ varying relationships to the land we live on. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.


COMPUTER WORKSHOPS: GMAIL: Email newbies learn how to set up and use an account. Virtual option available. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-3403.





FIRST WEDNESDAYS: JASON CHIN: The Caldecott Medalwinning South Burlington chil dren’s book writer and illustrator reflects on his career. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.

WHERE WE LAND FALL FESTIVAL: RACHEL LINDSAY: The author and cartoonist behind “Rachel Lives Here Now” and RX: A Graphic Memoir dives into themes of mental health and pharmaceuti cal ethics. Rutland Free Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 773-1860. m

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ARTS & CRAFTS: Watercolor

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THE LITERARY CIRCLE: FINDING STRENGTH AND INSPIRATION IN DIVERSE BOOKS: This course ex plores the transformative power of stories, drawing on Jungian concepts of the shadow and the collective unconscious, inviting participants to go on personal journeys where diverse literature takes center stage for strength and inspiration. Led by Maria Manteo, a professor of English and specialist in children’s literacy. Oct. 20 & 27, 7-8:30 p.m. Cost: $30. Location: Zoom. Info: mmanteo@supportlearning.

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HOLISTIC LIVING & GAMES: Options include Bridge for Beginners: Club or Diamond Series; Bridge: Defense SeriesHearts; Gem and Crystal Workshop (online); Tarot Card Adventure: Part 1 (online); Chakra Workshop (online). Location: Access CVU, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 4827194,, cvsdvt.


LANGUAGES & MUSIC : Harmonica for Adults; Ukulele for Adults; Guitar for Beginners; String Band; Basic Banjo; French 102 (online); French 104 (online); Spanish for Beginners, Part 1 & Part 2; Spanish Conversation-Advanced (online); Conversational Italian (online); German for Beginners. Location: Access CVU, 05461. Info: 4827194,

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MINDFUL MOVEMENT: Options include Happy Thursday Yoga Flow; Yoga Thursday With Ellen; Monday Asana Yoga With Heather; Kundalini Yoga: The Yoga of Radiance; Yang Tai Chi; Reiki First Degree With Amy; Intro to Mindfulness Mediation (online); Stress Less: Tools for Balanced Living. Location: Access CVU, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, access@cvsdvt. org,


DJEMBE & TAIKO DRUMMING: JOIN US!: New classes (outdoor mask optional/ masks indoors). Taiko Tue. and Wed.; Djembe Wed.; Kids & Parents Tue. and Wed. Conga classes by request! Schedule/register online. Location: Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 3G, Burlington. Info: 999-4255,,


ANIMAL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP: This workshop is an opportunity to connect telepathi cally with our animal friends. This will open hearts and awareness of intuitive gifts and sensitivities. Please be prepared to provide four photos of one animal that is currently in your life that will be participating in class with you. Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $125 by personal check. Location: Zoom. Info: Julia Soquet, projectalchemyhealing@gmail. com,

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NEW BEGINNER TAI CHI CLASS: We practice Cheng Man-ch’ing’s “simplified” 37-posture Yang-style form. The course will be taught by Patrick Cavanaugh, a longtime student and assistant to Wolfe Lowenthal; Wolfe is a direct student of Cheng Man-ch’ing and founder of Long River Tai Chi Circle. Opportunities for learning online also available! COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend in person. Masks are recommend ed. (Subject to change based on circumstance.) Starts Oct. 5, 9-10 a.m.; open registration until Oct. 26. Cost: $65/mo. Location: St. Anthony’s Church (Gym), 305 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info: Long River Tai Chi Circle, 490-6405,,


THE LITTLE GUIDE TO FINDING OUR LOST SOULS’ WORKSHOP: Together we will navigate the practices from the book “The little Guide to Finding Our Lost Souls,” using accountability, questioning, and self-reflection in a supportive environment. Newfound spiritual practices will unfold and guide you to a more soulful life. Led by Julie Roick, BCC, a personal trainer and life coach who has a heart for women who feel spiritu ally lost. Understanding what it is like to question one’s spirituality, July draws on her personal jour ney of enlightenment and insider knowledge to teach the practices in her book. Oct. 11, 18, 25 or Nov. 1, 8, 15, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $75 by Venmo, PayPal or U.S. check. Location: Zoom. Info: juliefarrayroick@



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AIKIDO: 25 FREE CLASSES!: Celebrate our 25th anniversary and discover the dynamic, flowing martial art of aikido. Learn how to relax under pressure and how aikido cultivates core power, aerobic fitness and resiliency. Aikido techniques emphasize throws, pinning techniques and the growth of internal power. Visitors are always welcome to watch a class. Starting on Tue., Oct. 4, 7:15 p.m.; meets 5 days/week. 25 free classes for new adult members. Membership rates incl. unlimited classes. Contact us for info about membership rates for adults, youth & families. Location: Aikido of Champlain Valley, 257 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Benjamin Pincus, 951-8900, bpincus@burlington,

REIKI ATTUNEMENTS & TRAINING: The Reiki School at the Lightheart Sanctuary offers attunements and training in Usui Reiki, levels 1, 2 and Reiki Master. Reiki is an ancient healing modality, channeling the power of the Universal Reiki Lovelight, offering peace and well-being on every level, releasing blocks and bringing greater harmony and flow. Ongoing. Reiki Level 1, $175; Level 2, $250; Reiki Master, $325. Location: Lightheart Sanctuary, 236 Wild Apple Rd., New Haven Info: 453-4433, maureen@,


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ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION 4C040019E-1 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6111

On September 19, 2022 Chittenden Solid Waste District, Attn: Sarah Reeves, 1021 Redmond Rd., Williston, VT 05495 filed application number 4C0400-19E-1 for a project generally described as amending the design of residential food scrap loading/unloading area. e project is located at 860 Redmond Road in Williston, Vermont. is application can be viewed online by visiting the Act 250 Database: ( aspx?Num=4C0400-19E-1).

No hearing will be held, and a permit will be issued unless, on or before October 17, 2022, a party notifi es the District 4 Commission in writing of an issue requiring a hearing, or the Commission sets the matter for a hearing on its own motion. Any person as defi ned in 10 V.S.A. § 6085(c)(1) may request a hearing. Any hearing request must be in writing, must state the criteria or sub-criteria 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 person eligible for party status under 10 V.S.A. § 6085(c)(1)(E) must include a petition for party status under the Act 250 Rules. To request party status and a hearing, fill out the Party Status Petition Form on the Board’s website: https://nrb. petitionform, and email it to the District 4 Offi ce at: NRB. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law may not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing.

For more information contact Kaitlin Hayes at the address or telephone number below. Dated this September 26, 2022.




District Coordinator 111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 (802) 622-4084

ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION 4C0910-2 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6111

On September 7, 2022, Charlotte Village Partners, LLC, Attn: Mike Dunbar, 477 ompson Point Road, Charlotte, VT 05445 and Estate of Shirley Bruce, Attn: Lori Bruce, 161 Bittersweet Circle, Williston, VT 05495 filed application number 4C0910-2 for a project generally described as construction of a replacement septic system at 251 Ferry Road for use by the residence at 213 Ferry Road. e project is located at 251 Ferry Road in Charlotte, Vermont. is application can be viewed online by visiting the Act 250 Database: ( aspx?Num=4C0910-2).

No hearing will be held and a permit will be issued unless, on or before October 7, 2022, a party notifi es the District 4 Commission in writing of an issue requiring a hearing, or the Commission sets the matter for a hearing on its own motion. Any person as defi ned in 10 V.S.A. § 6085(c)(1) may request a hearing. Any hearing request must be in writing, 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 person eligible for party status under 10 V.S.A. § 6085(c)(1)(E) must include a petition for party status under the Act 250 Rules. To request party status and a hearing, fill out the Party Status Petition Form on the Board’s website: https://nrb., and email it to the District 4 Offi ce at: NRB. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law may not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing.

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Dated this September 20, 2022.

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Sponsor: Offi ce of City Planning, Planning Commission, Ordinance Committee

Public Hearing Dates: 08/15/22

First reading: 06/27/22

Referred to: Ordinance Committee Rules suspended and placed in all stages of passage: _____________

Second reading: 08/15/22

Action: adopted as amended by BT Date: 08/15/22

Signed by Mayor: 08/24/22

Published: 09/28/22

Effective: 10/19/22

It is hereby Ordained by the City Council of the City of Burlington as follows:

at Appendix A, Comprehensive Development Ordinance, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Burlington be and hereby is amended by amending Map 4.3.1-1 Base Zoning Districts; Section 4.4.4, Institutional District; Map 4.4.1-1 Institutional Districts; Map 4.4.6-1, Recreation, Conservation, Open Space Districts; Section 4.5.2, Institutional Core Campus Overlays; Map 4.5.2-1 Institutional Core Campus Overlay Districts; adding Map 4.5.2-8, ICC-BHS: Burlington High School Campus; amending Section 8.1.3, Parking Districts; and Map 8.1.3-1, Parking Districts; thereof to read as follows:


Map 4.3.1-1 Base Zoning Districts **See attached map excerpt—changes as indicated in the corresponding legend, consistent with the map excerpt.


Sec. 4.4.4 Institutional District

(a) Purpose:

e Institutional District (I) as illustrated in Map 4.4.4-1 allows for an increased development scale and intensity than would typically be found in the adjacent residential districts to support continued growth and flexibility of the city’s major public and higher educational and health care institutions within their respective institutional missions. New development is intended to be sensitive the historic development pattern of the existing campuses as well as the surrounding residential neighborhoods.

This district is intended to support a broad range of related uses reflecting the resident institution’s’ roles as either regional educational, health care, cultural and research centers or municipal educational facilities . Buildings should be designed with a high level of architectural detailing to provide visual interest and create enjoyable, human-scale spaces. Sensitive transitions between adjacent lower scale residential and open space areas and larger scale instituti onal development

should be provided. Sites should be designed to be pedestrian friendly and encourage walking between buildings. Where parking is provided onsite, it is intended to be hidden behind, to the side, within, or underneath structures.

Map 4.4.4-1 Institutional Districts **See attached map excerpt—changes as indicated in the corresponding legend, consistent with the map excerpt.

(b) Dimensional Standards and Density:

e density and intensity of development, dimensions of building lots, the heights of buildings and their setbacks from property boundary lines, and the limits on lot coverage shall be governed by the following standards:

majority of parking to be located behind, to the side, within or underneath structures particularly with respect to frontage along North Avenue. Development should reflect the district’s core educational values in both design and quality.

Map 4.5.2-1: Institutional Core Campus Overlay **See attached map excerpt— changes as indicated in the corresponding legend, consistent with the map excerpt.

(c) – (g) As written.

(h) District Specifi c Regulations: Burlington High School Campus (BHS)

1. Lot Coverage

Factors such as proximity to other related uses, availability of public transportation, the density of land uses, and the ability to share parking with nearby uses are all factors which influence the demand for individual and dedicated off-site parking. For the purposes of this Article, the following three (3) Parking Districts as illustrated in Map 8.1.3-1 are hereby created:

(a) - (b) As written.

(c) Multimodal Mixed-Use Parking District:

their setbacks from property boundary lines, and the limits on lot coverage shall be governed by the following standards:

Table 4.4.4 -1 Dimensional Standards and Density

Table 4.4.4 -1 Dimensional Standards and Density Districts Max. Intensity Max. Lot Coverage Building Setbacks (feet) Front Side Rear Max. Height1 (feet)

Institutional 20 du/ac (24 du/acre with inclusionary req.) 40% (48% with inclusionary req.)

(c) Permitted and Conditional Uses

Minimum 15-feet 10% of lot width Min 5-ft Max required 20-feet 25% of lot depth Min 20-feet

Maximum lot coverage shall be applied to the aggregate of all lots located within the ICC-BHS District. Lot coverage shall not exceed 60%.

2. Setbacks

A minimum 20 ft. front yard setback shall be applicable along North Avenue, and a 20 ft. minimum front yard setback along Institute Road. A minimum side setback of 10 ft. and minimum rear setback of 20 ft. shall apply only along the perimeter of the ICC-BHS District.

is parking district eliminates the minimum on-site parking requirements of Sec. 8.1.8 recognizing the opportunity for extensive sharing of parking demand between nearby mixed land uses makes travel to and between proximate land uses largely independent from an automobile; and that an array of non-vehicular transportation modes, public parking facilities, and frequent transit service greatly reduces the need for independent on-site parking for individual land uses.

is Parking District includes all properties in the following Zoning Districts: (a)– (g) As written.

e Parking District also includes the properties located at 0 and 52 Institute Road.

The principal land uses that may be permitted or conditionally permitted pursuant to the requirements of Article 3, within the Institutional district shall be as defined in Appendix A – Use Table and as modified by provisions of the Institutional Core Campus Overlays in Sec. 4.5.2 where applicable

1 –Measurement of and exceptions to coverage, setback and height standards are found in Art 5.

3. Building Height

Map 4.4.6-1 Recreation, Conservation, Open Space Districts **See attached map excerpt—changes as indicated in the corresponding legend, consistent with the map excerpt.

2 – e calculation of the front yard setback shall be a percentage of lot width and depth or as defined and described in Art 5.

*** Sec. 4.5.2 Institutional Core Campus Overlay Districts (a) Purpose As written (b) Areas Covered. The Institutional Core Campus Overlays as delineated on Map 4.5.2-1, and are further described as follows 1. – 5. As written.

3 – Maximum allowable lot coverage, setbacks and building height in portions of this district may be modifi ed by the provisions of the Institutional Core Campus Overlays in Sec. 4.5.2 where applicable

6. Burlington High School Campus (BHS) is intended to provide for increased development scale and intensity than would typically be found in the adjoining and underlying districts to facilitate the long-term use of this site as the city’s public high school, and a hub of educational and athletic uses and other district services. Buildings are designed with architectural detailing to provide visual interest and create an enjoyable human-scale experience, both within its internal circulation and in relation to the surrounding neighborhood,

(c) Permitted and Conditional Uses:

e principal land uses that may be permitted, or conditionally permitted pursuant to the requirements of Article 3, within the Institutional district shall be as defined in Appendix A – Use Table and as modifi ed by provisions of the Institutional Core Campus Overlays in Sec. 4.5.2 where applicable


Map 4.4.6-1 Recreation, Conservation, Open Space Districts **See attached map excerpt—changes as indicated in the corresponding legend, consistent with the map excerpt.


Sec. 4.5.2 Institutional Core Campus Overlay Districts

Purpose As written (b) Areas Covered.

Building height shall be measured under the provisions of Art. 5. Building height Within the ICC-BHS shall not exceed:

• 60 ft. for buildings or portions of buildings within 100 ft. from the property line along North Avenue • 80 ft. for buildings or portions of buildings more than 100 ft. from the property line along North Avenue

Map 4.5.2-8 ICC-BHS: Burlington High School Campus

With the exception of those properties subject to Part 3 - Institutional Parking Management Plans, this Parking District also includes all properties with street frontage on the following major thoroughfares to a maximum depth of 200-ft.:

(a)– (k) As written.

Page 4 An Ordinance in Relation to COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE –Burlington High School Zoning ZA #22-05

With respect to permits issued with parking requirements in this Parking District prior to the effective date of the amendment to eliminate minimum onsite parking, an administrative permit amendment may be requested to remove the parking requirement based upon the change in regulation. This does not apply to permits containing public parking provided in exchange for an Article 4 Development Bonus (See Sec. 4.4.1(d)(5)(A). For those permits, the public parking provided shall be maintained.

Map 8.1.3-1 Parking Districts **See attached map excerpt—changes as indicated in the corresponding legend, consistent with the map excerpt.


e Institutional Core Campus Overlays as delineated on Map 4.5.2-1, and are further described as follows:

1. – 5. As written.

6. Burlington High School Campus (BHS) is intended to provide for increased development scale and intensity than would typically be found in the adjoining and underlying districts to facilitate the long-term use of this site as the city’s public high school, and a hub of educational and athletic uses and other district services. Buildings are designed with architectural detailing to provide visual interest and create an enjoyable human-scale experience, both within its internal circulation and in relation to the surrounding neighborhood, with the

Map 4.5.2-8 ICC-BHS: Burlington High School Campus

4. Uses Within the

Within the ICC-BHS district, SchoolPost-Secondary & Community College, School-Secondary, School-Primary, School-Preschool (see Sec. 5.4.1), and School- Trade or Professional are permitted. When part of the education program associated with a School use or when hosted within a School facility, the following uses are also permitted:

* Material stricken out deleted.

** Material underlined added.

tm/KS: Ordinances 2022/Zoning Amendment – ZA 22-05, Burlington High School Zoning Secs. 4.4.4, 4.5.2, 8.1.3; new Map 4.5.2-8, amended Maps: 4.3.1-1, 4.4.4-1, 4.5.2-1, 4.4.6-1, 8.1.3-1 7/27/22

Sec. 8.1.3 Parking Districts

The demand for parking is highly dependent on the context within which a given use or structure is located.

e referenced amended maps for ZA 22-05, Burlington High School Zoning, regarding changes to the Burlington Comprehensive Development Ordinance may be found at: https://go.boarddocs. com/vt/burlingtonvt/Board.nsf/files/ CH6QA868507A/$file/ZA-22-05%20 Amended%20Maps%20Package.pdf or are available upon request from the Burlington Clerk’s Offi ce.

Page 2 An Ordinance in Relation to COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE –Burlington High School Zoning ZA #22-05 Map 4.4.4-1 Institutional Districts **See attached map excerpt—changes as indicated in the corresponding legend, consistent with the map excerpt. (b) Dimensional Standards and Density: The density and intensity of development, dimensions of building lots, the heights of buildings and
Max required 75-feet 35’ 1 –Measurement of and exceptions to coverage, setback and height standards are found in Art 5. 2 –The calculation of the front yard setback shall be percentage of lot width and depth or as defined and described in Art 5. 3 – Maximum allowable lot coverage, setbacks and building height in portions of this district may be modified by the provisions of the Institutional Core Campus Overlays in Sec. 4.5.2 where applicable. 20 21 22 23 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53
Page 4 An Ordinance in Relation to COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE –Burlington High School Zoning ZA #22-05 Map 4.5.2-8 ICC-BHS: Burlington High School Campus 4. Uses Within the ICC-BHS district, School- Post-Secondary & Community College, School-Secondary, SchoolPrimary, School-Preschool (see Sec. 5.4.1), and School- Trade or Professional are permitted. When part of the education program associated with a School use or when hosted within a School facility, the following uses are also permitted: Permitted Uses: Automobile Body Shop Museum Large Automobile/Vehicle Repair Performing Arts Center Café Performing Arts Studio Community Center Recreational Facility- Indoor Community Garden Recreational Facility- Outdoor Conference Center Recreational Facility- Outdoor Commercial Composting Recycling Center- Large 28 29 30 31 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 4. Uses
ICC-BHS district, School- Post-Secondary & Community College, School-Secondary, SchoolPrimary, School-Preschool (see Sec. 5.4.1), and School- Trade or Professional are permitted. When part of the education program associated with a School use or when hosted within a School facility, the following uses are also permitted: Permitted Uses: Automobile Body Shop Museum Large Automobile/Vehicle Repair Performing Arts Center Café Performing Arts Studio Community Center Recreational Facility- Indoor Community Garden Recreational Facility- Outdoor Conference Center Recreational Facility- Outdoor Commercial Composting Recycling Center- Large 28 29 30 31 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 Page 5 An Ordinance in Relation to COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE –Burlington High School Zoning ZA #22-05 Permitted Uses: Daycare (See Sec. 5.4.1) Recycling Center- Small Health Club Research and Development Facility Library Research Lab Museum Small Park *** Sec. 8.1.3 Parking Districts The demand for parking is highly dependent on the context within which a given use or structure is located. Factors such as proximity to other related uses, availability of public transportation, the density of land uses, and the ability to share parking with nearby uses are all factors which influence the demand for individual and dedicated off-site parking. For the purposes of this Article, the following three (3) Parking Districts as illustrated in Map 8.1.3-1 are hereby created: (a) – (b) As written. (c) Multimodal Mixed-Use Parking District: This parking district eliminates the minimum on-site parking requirements of Sec. 8.1.8 recognizing the opportunity for extensive sharing of parking demand between nearby mixed land uses makes travel to and between proximate land uses largely independent from an automobile; and that an array of non-vehicular transportation modes, public parking facilities, and frequent transit service greatly reduces the need for independent on-site parking for individual land uses. This Parking District includes all properties in the following Zoning Districts: (a) – (g) As written. The Parking District also includes the properties located at 0 and 52 Institute Road. With the exception of those properties subject to Part 3 Institutional Parking Management Plans, this Parking District also includes all properties with street frontage on the following major thoroughfares to a maximum depth of 200-ft.: 32 33 34 35 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113

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First reading: 06/27/22

Referred to: Ordinance Committee to Rules suspended and placed in all stages of passage:

Petition Form on the Board’s website: https://nrb. petitionform, and email it to the District 4 Office at: NRB. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law may not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing.

For more information contact Stephanie H. Monaghan at the address or telephone number below.

Dated this September 26, 2022.

By: /s/ Stephanie H. Monaghan

111 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 802-261-1944




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1. ZP-22-520; 175-177 South Prospect Street (RL, Ward 6S) Eleanor Lanahan / Bob Duncan Convert existing living space into new apartment.

2. ZAP-22-3; 164 North Willard Street (RL, Ward 1E) Luke Purvis

Appeal of adverse determination ZP-22-389 as to preexisting nonconformity.

Plans may be viewed upon request by contacting the Department of Permitting & Inspections between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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

The City of Burlington will not tolerate unlawful harassment or discrimination on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual ori entation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, crime victim status or genetic information. The City is also committed to providing proper access to services, facilities, and employment opportunities. For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at (802) 540-2505.

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Sponsor: Office of City Planning, Planning Commission, Ordinance Committee

Public Hearing Dates: 08/15/22

Second reading: 08/15/22

Action: adopted Date: 08/15/22

Signed by Mayor: 08/24/22 Published: 09/28/22 Effective: 10/19/22

It is hereby Ordained by the City Council of the City of Burlington as follows:

That Appendix A, Comprehensive Development Ordinance, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Burlington be and hereby is amended by amending Section 5.2.4, Buildable Area Calculation, and adding Map 5.2.4-1, Steep Slopes Overlay District, thereof to read as follows:

Sec. 5.2.4 Buildable Area Calculation & Steep Slopes Overlay District The intent of this section is to: To protect sensitive natural features; To prevent overdevelopment of properties that contain sensitive and unbuildable areas, and To minimize the potential for erosion, slope failure, and contamination of surface waters caused by the adverse effects of development on steep slopes, and

To ensure that new development fits within the existing scale and intensity of the surrounding neighborhood.

(a) Buildable Area Calculation

For any properties two (2) or more acres in size within any RCO, WRM, RM, WRL, or RL zoning district, the maximum building density or lot cover age shall be calculated using the buildable area only. Buildable area shall be deemed to include only those portions of a property that are not inundated at least six months per year by water including streams, ponds, lakes, wetlands and other bodies of water; and lands with a slope in excess of 30%.

The DRB may under conditional use criteria allow up to 50% of the maximum building density or lot coverage to be calculated on lands with a slope between 15-30% if the applicant can demonstrate that the additional density or lot coverage will be compatible within the existing scale and intensity of the surrounding neighborhood, and not have an undue negative impact on sensitive natural features.

(b) Steep Slopes Overlay District

This overlay district consists of all lands delineated in Map 5.2.4-1 – Steep Slopes Overlay District. This overlay district contains expanses of contiguous land with an average slope of 15% or greater over 50-foot intervals and adjacent lands within 50 feet of the top of slope.

***[Attached Map 5.2.4-1 – Steep Slopes Overlay District will be inserted here]

The boundaries shown on the Steep Slopes Overlay Map may be supplemented or modified by ex amination of one or more of the following sources by the Development Review Board whenever an application is submitted for review.

Contour maps prepared from the most current orthophotography.

On-site survey prepared by a registered profes sional engineer or surveyor.

The Zoning Administrative Officer or Development Review Board shall determine whether or not the Steep Slope Overlay District has been shown accurately on the application plans. The ap plicant may be required to revise the steep slope boundaries shown on the application plans. The burden of proving the correct boundary shall be on the applicant, supported by engineering and/or surveying data or mapping.

1.) District Specific Regulations

A. The Steep Slope Overlay District shall be an overlay on all zoning districts. The regulations in the overlay are in addition to those regulations of the underlying zoning district.

B. These regulations apply to applications within the Overlay District that include 400 square feet or more of earth disturbance.

C. Finished slopes of all cuts and fills shall not exceed 30%, unless the applicant can demonstrate that steeper slopes can be stabilized and maintained adequately to the satisfaction of the ZAO or DRB in consultation with the City Engineer.

D. Any fills placed on a steep slope shall be property stabilized and, when necessary, supported by retaining walls or other appropriate measures as approved by the ZAO or DRB in consultation with the City Engineer.

E. Finished grades shall be reasonably safe from slide, collapse, or similar failure as determined by the ZAO or DRB in consultation with the City Engineer.

2. Additional Application Requirements

A. A site plan prepared by a registered professional engineer or surveyor that accurately depicts the proposed development and related land disturbance relative to the Steep Slope Overlay District boundaries, with all pertinent information describing the proposal, and a topographical survey depicting existing and proposed contour lines at no greater than 2-foot intervals. The plan shall depict all proposed cut, fill, and grading.

B. A plan depicting the extent of proposed vegetation clearing.

3. Approval Condition

A. Prior to construction, the applicant shall provide a geotechnical analysis prepared and stamped by a professional geotechnical engineer that determines the suitability of the steep slope for development.

* Material stricken out deleted.

** Material underlined added.

tm/KS: Ordinances 2022/Zoning Amendment – ZA 22-03, Steep Slopes

Sec. 5.2.4, new Map 5.2.4-1 8/10/22

The referenced map, Map 5.2.4-1, Steep Slopes Overlay, for ZA 22-03, Steep Slopes, regarding changes to the Burlington Comprehensive Development Ordinance may be found at: https:// files/CH6Q7D67E787/$file/Map%205.2.4-1%20 Steep%20Slopes%20for%20CC.pdf or are available upon request from the Burlington Clerk’s Office.


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Issued: September 23, 2022 Due: No Later Than October 14, 2022 4:00 P.M. EST For full details go to the City of Burlington link paddlesurf-champlain-paddle-board-and-kayakconcession-at-north-beach-park



PRELIMINARY&FINAL PLAN-Public Hearing: Linda LeClerc: Proposed 8-lot residential PUD subdivision @1 LeClerc Woods, AR Zone. Tax Map 73, Parcel 1. Submitted by S.Kelley, Z.A. on 9/22/22


Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Grace Vinson, Environmental Officer 1 National Life Drive Montpelier, Vermont 05620 (802) 622 - 4236

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be

undertaken by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Request for Release of Funds

On or about October 14, 2022, the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development (The Department) will submit a request to the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (the Agency) to release to release funds under Title I [Section 8(o) (13)] of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended, to undertake a project known as Ho Hum Motel, which proposes renovating the two existing hotel buildings into 20 units of permanent affordable housing. The project location is 1660 Williston Road in South Burlington, Vermont. The total estimated cost of the project is approximately $787,750 and 20 Section 8 Project Based Vouchers will be pursued.

To maintain compliance with HUD environmental regulations, retrofit radon mitigation systems will be installed if post construction radon testing indicates that mitigation is warranted.

Finding of No Significant Impact

The Agency/Department have determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier, Vermont 05620.

Public Comments

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development, Attn: Grace Vinson, Environmental Officer, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT 05620. All comments received by October 13, 2022, will be considered by the Department prior to authorizing the submission of a request for release of funds. Comments must specify which Notice they are addressing-the Finding of No Significant Impact or the Request for the Release of Funds.

Environmental Certification

The Department is certifying to the Agency that Ann Kroll, in her official capacity as Director of Grants Management, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The Agency’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Ho Hum Motel project to use the Project Based Vouchers.

Objections to Release of Funds

The Agency will accept objections to its release of funds and the Department’s certification for a period of fifteen days starting on September 29, 2022, only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer, Ann Kroll, Director of Grants Management; (b) the Department has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the Agency; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.

Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the Attn: Grace Vinson, Environmental Officer, Agency of Commerce and Community Development, One National Life Drive, Davis Building, 6th Floor, Montpelier, Vermont 05620. Potential objectors


should contact the Agency to verify the actual last date of the objection period.


CLASS CENTRE STORAGE 37 Centre Dr. Milton, Vt.05468

Contents of Unit #514—Occupant Chris Andres, will be sold by sealed bid on October 5th or later. Bid is for entire unit and unit must be emptied same day.



Notice is hereby given that the contents of the self-storage units listed below will be sold at public auction by sealed bid.

Name of Occupant/Storage Unit

Hathaway #300

Said sales will take place on September 30, 2022 beginning at 11:00am at Burlington Self Storage (BSS) 1825 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, VT. 05403

Units will be opened for viewing immediately prior to auction. Sale shall be by sealed bid to the highest bidder. Contents of entire storage unit will be sold as one lot. The winning bid must remove all contents from the facility at no cost to BSS. BSS reserves the right to reject any bid lower that the amount owed by the occupant or that is not commercially reasonable as defined by statute.


Notice is hereby given that the contents of the self-storage units listed below will be sold at public auction by sealed bid at the Saxon Hill Storage facility at 13 Corporate Drive in Essex Junction, VT. This sale is being held to collect unpaid storage unit occupancy fees, charges and expenses of the sale.

The entire contents of each self-storage unit listed below will be sold, with the proceeds to be distributed to Saxon Hill Mini Storage for all accrued occupancy fees (rent charges), attorney’s fees, sale expenses, and all other expenses in relation to the unit and its sale.

Contents of each unit may be viewed on 10/08/2022, commencing at 3:00 p.m. Sealed bids are to be submitted on the entire contents of each self-storage unit. Bids will be opened one-quarter of an hour after the last unit has been viewed on 10/08/2022. The highest bidder on the storage unit must remove the entire contents of the unit within 48 hours after notification of their successful bid. Purchase must be made in cash and paid in advance of the removal of the contents of the unit.

A $50.00 cash deposit shall be made and will be refunded if the unit is broom cleaned. Saxon Hill Mini Storage reserves the right to accept or reject bids.

Unit H2 – Ben Manning 323 Autumn Way, Essex Junction, VT 05452

Unit C17 - Vijay Kanagala 22 Indigo Lane, Essex Junction, VT 05452

Unit B2 – Christian Kasner 20 Greenfield Road, Essex Junction, VT 05452

Unit C4 – Peter Katz 930 Iron Gate Road, Cambridge, VT 05444



PURPOSE: To modify zoning regulations for the Village Residential/Commercial District

GEOGRAPHIC AREA AFFECTED: Village Residential/ Commercial District

SECTION HEADINGS: Village Residential/

Commercial District (Section 3.3), Powered Vehicle and/or Machinery Services (Section 4.14), Definitions (Section 7), Town Zoning District Map (Appendix A1)


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The 2019-2020 General Assembly proposed two amendments to the Constitution of the State of Vermont, and the upcoming 2021-2022 General Assembly must concur with each proposed amend ment in order for it to be submitted to the voters for final approval. The proposed amendments are described as follows:

Proposal 2 would amend the Vermont Constitution to clarify that slavery and indentured servitude in any form are prohibited.

Article 1 of Chapter I of the Vermont Constitution would be amended to read:

Article 1. [All persons born free; their natural rights; slavery and indentured servitude prohibited ]

That all persons are born equally free and independent, and have certain natural, inherent, and unalienable rights, amongst which are the enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety; therefore no person born in this country, or brought from over sea, ought to be holden by law, to serve any person as a servant, slave or apprentice, after arriving to the age of twenty-one years, unless bound by the person’s own consent, after arriving to such age, or bound by law for the payment of debts, damages, fines, costs, or the like slavery and indentured servitude in any form are prohibited.

Proposal 5 would amend the Vermont Constitution to ensure that every Vermonter is afforded personal reproductive liberty.

Article 22 of Chapter I of the Vermont Constitution would be added to read:

Article 22. [Personal reproductive liberty]

That an individual’s right to personal reproductive autonomy is central to the liberty and dignity to determine one’s own life course and shall not be denied or infringed unless justified by a compelling State interest achieved by the least restrictive means.





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YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. A copy of the Plaintiff’s Complaint against you is on file and may be obtained at the office of the clerk of this court, Lamoille, Civil Division, Vermont Superior Court, 154 Main St, Hyde Park, VT 05655. Do not throw this paper away. It is an official paper that affects your rights.

PLAINTIFF’S CLAIM. Plaintiff’s claim is a Complaint in Foreclosure which alleges that you have breached the terms of a Promissory Note and Mortgage Deed dated September 23, 2005. Plaintiff’s action may affect your interest in the property described in the Land Records of the Town of Stowe at Volume 623, Page 71. The Complaint also seeks relief on the Promissory Note executed by you. A copy of the Complaint is on file and may be obtained at the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for the County of Lamoille, State of Vermont.

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

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

YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT GIVE YOUR WRITTEN ANSWER TO THE COURT. If you do not Answer within 41 days after the date on which this Summons was first published and file it with the Court, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiff everything asked for in the complaint.

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

LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you should ask the court clerk for information about places where you can get free legal help. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still give the court a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case.


The Affidavit duly filed in this action shows that service cannot be made with due diligence by any of the method provided in Rules 4(d)-(f), (k), or (l) of the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure. Accordingly, it is ORDERED that service of the Summons set forth above shall be made upon the defendant, Daniel W. Burgess, by publication as provided in Rule[s] [4(d)(l) and] 4 (g) of those Rules.

This order shall be published once a week for ___6__ weeks beginning on __September 15______________, 20_22_ in the Seven Days, a newspaper of the general circulation in Lamoille County, and a copy of this summons and order as published shall be mailed to the defendant, Daniel

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W. Burgess, at 63 Sterling Woods Road, Stowe, VT 05672.

Dated at __Hyde Park______, Vermont this _29th_ day of ___August_________, 20_22__

Electronically signed pursuant to V.R.E.F. 9(d)

_/s/_Daniel Richardson___________ Daniel Richardson Superior Court Judge




In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered February 10, 2022, in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Jillian M. Dargie a/k/a Jillian Marie Dargie and the late Michael Dargie to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for GMAC Mortgage Corporation, dated June 28, 2004 and recorded in Book 114 Page 372 of the land records of the Town of Danville, 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 GMAC Mortgage Corporation to Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC dated July 25, 2013 and recorded in Book 149 Page 709 and (2) Assignment of Mortgage from Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC to PHH Mortgage Corporation dated April 24, 2019 and recorded in Book 165 Page 332, both of the land records of the Town of Danville, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 944 McDowell Road, Danville, Vermont on October 19, 2022 at 10:30 AM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage,

To wit:

Being certain premises consisting of 3.1 acres, more or less, together with the improvements thereon, located on 944 McDowell Road, Danville, Vermont, and being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Jillian M. Dargie by Warranty Deed of even or near date and to be recorded in the Danville Land Records; being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Jeffrey A. Hale and Bethany A. Peak by Warranty Deed of William E. Wright and Karen J. Wright dated August 25, 2000 and recorded in Book 98 at Page 438 of the Danville Land Records.

Reference may be had to the aforementioned deeds and the records thereof and to all prior deeds and their records for a further and more complete description of the land and premises hereby conveyed.

Reference is hereby made to the above instru ments 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 bank wire, certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within sixty (60) days after the date the Confirmation Order is entered by the Court. All checks should be made payable to “Bendett & McHugh, PC, as Trustee”.

The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises


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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 : August 22, 2022

By: __/s/ Rachel K. Ljunggren___ Rachel K. Ljunggren, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032



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Public Hearing SUB2022-04 Leandro Vazquez Parcel ID #HD0065

Applicants are applying for an amendment to the final subdivision to move the building envelope for this parcel and clarify its location. The most recent plat on file with the town does not note the location of the building envelope. The amendment is intended to clarify the location of the building envelope and provide more space to design a driveway that will be in compliance with the 12% grade requirement for driveways.

Sketch Plan Review Christopher & Vanessa Clark Parcel ID#WF0188

Applicants are requesting Sketch Plan Review of a 3-lot subdivision off of Wolf Lane. The three lots size will be as follows Lot 14 will be 7.73 acres, Lot 15 will be 1.5 acres and Lot 16 will be 4.08 acres.

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October 9th 2022

7AM -7PM at the Tribal office 100 Grand Ave, Swanton VT 05488

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Please join our parent-led online support group designed to share our questions, concerns & struggles, as well as our resources & successes!

Contribute to our discussion of the unique but shared experience of parenting. We will be meeting weekly on Wed., 10-11 a.m. For more info or to register, please contact Heather at, 802-498-0607,


Please join our parent-led online support group designed to share our questions, concerns & struggles, as well as our resources & successes!

Contribute to our discussion of the unique but shared experience of parenting. We will be meeting weekly on Fri., 10-11 a.m. For more info or to register, please contact Heather at, 802-498-0607,


Please join our parent-led online support group designed to share our questions, concerns & struggles, as well as our resources & successes!

Contribute to our discussion of the unique but shared experience of parenting. We will be meeting weekly on Mon., 10-11 a.m. For more info or to register, please contact Heather at, 802-498-0607,


For families & friends of alcoholics. Phone meetings, electronic meetings (Zoom), & an Al-Anon blog are avail. online at the Al-Anon website. For meeting info, go to vermontalanon or call 866-972-5266.


Daily meetings in various locations. Free. Info, 864-1212. Want to overcome a drinking problem? Take the 1st step of 12 & join a group in your area.


Support groups meet to provide assistance & info on Alzheimer’s disease & related dementias. They emphasize shared experi ences, emotional support & coping techniques in care for a person living w/ Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Meetings are free & open to the public. Families, caregivers & friends may attend. Please call in advance to confirm date & time. 4 options: 1st Mon. of every mo., 2-3 p.m., at the Residence at Shelburne Bay, 185 Pine Haven Shores, Shelburne; 4th Tue. of every mo., 10-11 a.m., at the Residence at Quarry Hill, 465 Quarry Hill Rd., South Burlington; 2nd Tue. of every mo., 5-6:30 p.m., at the Alzheimer’s Association Main Office, 300 Cornerstone Dr., Suite 130, Williston; 2nd Mon. of every mo., 6-7:30 p.m., at Milton Public Library, 39 Bombardier Rd., Milton. For questions or additional support group listings, call 800-272-3900.


2nd Tue. monthly, 4-5:30 p.m. Preregistration is req. (to receive dial-in codes for toll-free call). Please dial the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24-7 Helpline, 800-272-3900, for more info.


Do you spend more than you earn? Get help at Debtor’s Anonymous + Business Debtor’s Anonymous. Wed., 6:30-7:30 p.m., Methodist Church in the Rainbow Room at Buell & S. Winooski, Burlington. Contact Jennifer, 917-568-6390.


Pregnancy can be a wonderful time of your life. But it can also be a time of stress often compounded by hormonal swings. If you are a pregnant woman, or have recently given birth & feel you need some help w/ managing emotional bumps in the road that can come w/ motherhood, please come to this free support group led by an experienced pediatric registered nurse. Held on the 2nd & 4th Tue. of every mo., 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.


American Lung Association support group for people w/ breathing issues, their loved ones or caregivers. Meets on the 1st Mon. of every mo., 11 a.m.-noon at the Godnick Center, 1 Deer St., Rutland. For more info call 802-776-5508.


Vermont Center for Independent Living offers virtual monthly meet ings, held on the 3rd Wed. of every mo., 1-2:30 p.m. 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. To join, email Linda Meleady at lindam@vcil. org & ask to be put on the TBI mailing list. Info: 800-639-1522.


Montpelier daytime support group meets on the 3rd Thu. of every mo., at the Unitarian Church ramp entrance, 1:30-2:30 p.m. St. Johnsbury support group meets on the 3rd Wed. of every mo., at the Grace United Methodist Church, 36 Central St., 1-2:30 p.m. Colchester evening support group meets on the 1st Wed. of every mo., at the Fanny Allen Hospital in the Board Room Conference Room, 5:30-7:30 p.m. White River Jct. meets on the 2nd Fri. of every mo., at Bugbee Sr. Ctr. from 3-4:30 p.m. Call our helpline at 877-856-1772.


The Champlain Valley Prostate Cancer Support Group will be held every 2nd Tue. of the mo., 6-7:45 p.m. via conference call. Newly diagnosed? Prostate cancer reoccurrence? General discussion & sharing among survivors & those beginning or rejoining the battle. Info, Mary L.


Guyette RN, MS, ACNS-BC, 274-4990,


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


Celebrate Recovery meetings are for anyone struggling w/ hurt, habits & hang-ups, which include everyone in some way. We welcome everyone at Cornerstone Church in Milton, which meets every Fri. from 7-9 p.m. We’d love to have you join us & discover how your life can start to change. Info: 893-0530, julie@mccartycre


Last Thu. of every mo., 7:30 p.m. in Montpelier. Please contact Lisa Mase for location: lisa@harmonizecookery. com.


Cerebral Palsy Guidance is a very comprehensive informational website broadly covering the topic of cerebral palsy & associated medical conditions. Its mission is to provide the best possible info to parents of children living w/ the complex condition of cerebral palsy. cerebral

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 Sun. at noon at the Turning Point Center, 179 S. Winooski Ave., Suite 301, Burlington. Tom, 238-3587,


Are you ready to make improvements but find it overwhelming? Maybe 2 or 3 of us can get together to help each other simplify. 989-3234, 425-3612.


SMART Recovery welcomes anyone, including family & friends, affected by any kind of substance or activ ity addiction. It is a science-based program that encourages absti nence. Specially trained volunteer facilitators provide leadership. Sun. at 5 p.m. The meeting has moved to Zoom: smartrecovery. Volunteer facilitator: Bert, 399-8754. You can learn more at


Divorce is a tough road. Feelings of separation, betrayal, confusion, anger & self-doubt are common. But there is life after divorce. Led by people

who have already walked down that road, we’d like to share w/ you a safe place & a process that can help make the journey easier. This free 13-week group for men & women will be offered on Sun., 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sep. 8-Dec. 1, at the North Avenue Alliance Church, 901 North Ave., Burlington. Register for class at essexalliance. For more info, call Sandy 802-425-7053.


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 w/ others, to heal & to recover. In support group, partici pants talk through their experiences & 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 relation ship. Tue., 6:30-8 p.m. Childcare is provided. Info: 658-1996.


Frustrated w/ the job search or w/ your job? You are not alone. Come check out this supportive circle. Wed. at 3 p.m., Pathways Vermont Community Center, 279 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Abby Levinsohn, 777-8602.


Families Coping w/ Addiction (FCA) is an open-community peer support group for adults 18+ struggling w/ the drug or alcohol addiction of a loved one. FCA is not 12-step based but provides a welcoming & stigma-free forum for those living this experience, in which to develop personal coping skills & to draw strength & insight from one another. Group meets weekly on Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m., on  Zoom. Check Turning Point Center website ( for Zoom link, listed under “Family Support” (click on “What We Offer” dropdown).


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

FAMILY RESTORED: SUPPORT GROUP FOR FRIENDS & FAMILIES OF ADDICTS & ALCOHOLICS Wed., 6:30-8 p.m., Holy Family/St. Lawrence Parish, 4 Prospect St., Essex Junction. For further info,

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A breast cancer support group for those who’ve had mastectomies. We are a casual online meeting group found on Facebook at Fiercely Flat VT. Info:


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 wk.: Mon., 4-5:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Norwich, Vt.; & Wed., 6:30-8 p.m., at Hanover Friends Meeting House, Hanover, N.H. For more info & a list of additional meetings throughout the U.S. & the world, call 603-630-1495 or visit


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


Sharing your sadness, finding your joy. Please join us as we learn more about our own grief & explore the things that can help us to heal. There is great power in sharing our experiences w/ others who know the pain of the loss of a loved one & healing is possible through the sharing. BAYADA Hospice’s local bereavement support coordinator will facilitate our weekly group through discussion & activities. Everyone from the community is welcome. 1st & last Wed. of every mo. at 4 p.m. via Zoom. To register, please contact bereavement program coordinator Max Crystal, or 802-448-1610.


Meet every 2nd Mon., 6-7:30 p.m., & every 3rd Wed. from 10-11:30 a.m., at Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice in Berlin. The group is open to the public & free of charge. More info: Diana Moore, 224-2241.


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


Call to verify meeting place. Info, 3886107. People living w/ cancer & their caretakers convene for support.


Interstitial cystitis (IC) & painful bladder syndrome can result in recurring pelvic pain, pressure or discomfort in the blad der/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 info.


The Kindred Connections program provides peer support for all those touched by cancer. Cancer patients, as well as caregivers, are provided w/ 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


A support group for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Led by a trained representative & facilitator. Meets on the 2nd Tue. of every mo., 6:30-7:45 p.m., at Milton Public Library. Free. For more info, call 802-893-4644 or email library@ events/561452568022928.


The SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program at Pride Center of Vermont offers peer-led support groups for survivors of relationship, dating, emotional &/ or hate-violence. These groups give survivors a safe & supportive environ ment to tell their stories, share info, & offer & receive support. Support groups also provide survivors an opportunity to gain info on how to better cope w/ feelings & experiences that surface because of the trauma they have experienced. Please call SafeSpace at 863-0003 if you are interested in joining.


Gifford Medical Center is announcing the restart of its grief support group, Living Through Loss. The program is sponsored by the Gifford Volunteer Chaplaincy Program & will meet weekly on Fri., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in Gifford’s Chun Chapel beginning on Aug. 6. Meetings will be facilitated by the Rev. Timothy Eberhardt, spiritual care coordinator, & Emily Pizzale MSW, LICSW, a Gifford social worker. Anyone who has experienced a significant loss over the last year or so is warmly invited to attend & should enter through the hospital’s main entrance wearing a mask on the way to the chapel. Meetings will be based on the belief that, while each of us is on a unique journey in life, we all need a safe place to pause, to tell our stories &, especially as we grieve, to receive the support & strength we need to continue along the way.


Do you have a problem w/ marijuana?

MA is a free 12-step program where addicts help other addicts get & stay clean. Ongoing Wed., 7 p.m., at Turning Point Center, 179 S. Winooski, Suite 301, Burlington. 861-3150.


Area Myeloma Survivors, Families & Caregivers have come together to form a Multiple Myeloma Support Group. We provide emotional support, resources about treatment options, coping strategies & a support network by participating in the group experience w/ people who have been through similar situations. 3rd Tue. of every mo., 5-6 p.m., at the New Hope Lodge

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on East Ave. in Burlington. Info: Kay Cromie, 655-9136,


Weekly virtual meetings. If you have questions about a group in your area, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont, program@ or 800-639-6480. Connection groups are peer recovery support group programs for adults living w/ mental health challenges.


Weekly virtual meetings. If you have questions about a group in your area, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont, info@ or 800-639-6480. Family Support Group meetings are for family & friends of individuals living w/ mental illness.


Narconon reminds families that overdoses due to an elephant tranquil izer known as Carfentanil have been on the rise in nearly every community nationwide. Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid painkiller 100 times more powerful than fentanyl & 1,000 times stronger than heroin. A tiny grain of it is enough to be fatal. To learn more about carfentanil abuse & how to help your loved one, visit narconon-suncoast. org/drug-abuse/parents-get-help. html. Addiction screenings: Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for a no-cost screening or referral: 1-877-841-5509.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS is a group of recovering addicts who live without 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 & St. Johnsbury.

NARCANON BURLINGTON GROUP Group meets every Mon. at 7 p.m., at the Turning Point Center, 179 S. Winooski Ave., Suite 301, in Burlington. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. Info: Amanda H. 338-8106.


The Children’s Room invites you to join our weekly drop-in support group. Come unwind & discuss your experi ences & questions around infant care & development, self-care & postpartum healing, & community resources for families w/ babies. Tea & snacks provided. Thu., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bring your babies! (Newborn through crawling stage.) Located in Thatcher Brook Primary School, 47 Stowe St., Contact or 244-5605.


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

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A mutual support circle that focuses on connection & self-exploration. Fri. at 1 p.m., Pathways Vermont Community Center, 279 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Abby Levinsohn, 777-8602.


A 12-step program for people who identify as overeaters, compulsive eaters, food addicts, anorexics, bulim ics, etc. No matter what your problem w/ food, we have a solution! All are welcome, meetings are open, & there are no dues or fees. See oavermont. org/meeting-list for the current meeting list, meeting format & more; or call 802-863-2655 anytime!


Pondering Gender & Sexuality is a twice-monthly facilitated mutual support group for folks of any identity (whether fully formed or a work in prog ress) who want to engage in meaningful conversations about gender, sexuality & sexual orientation, &/or the comingout process. Discussions can range from the personal to the philosophical & beyond as we work together to create a compassionate, safe & courageous space to explore our experiences. The group will be held on the 2nd Sun. & 4th Tue. of every mo., 1-2:30 p.m., either virtually or at Pride Center of Vermont. Email for more info or w/ questions!


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


The Queen City Memory Café offers a social time & place for people w/ memory impairment & their friends & family to laugh, learn, & share concerns & celebrate feeling understood & connected. Enjoy coffee, tea & baked goods w/ entertainment & conversa tion. QCMC meets on the 3rd Sat. of every mo., 10 a.m.-noon, at the Thayer Building, 1197 North Ave., Burlington. 316-3839.


This support group is for adult family members & caregivers of queer &/or questioning youth. It is held on the 2nd Mon. of every mo., 6:30-8 p.m., at Outright Vermont, 241 North Winooski Ave. This group is for adults only. For more info, email


Join a free 4-5-week group workshop facilitated by our coaches, who are certified in tobacco treatment. We meet in a friendly, relaxed & virtual atmosphere. You may qualify for a free limited supply of nicotine replacement therapy. Info: Call 802-847-7333 or email quittobaccoclass@uvmhealth. org to get signed up, or visit to learn more about upcoming workshops!


Meets on the 2nd Tue. of every mo., 6-8 p.m., at Brownell Public Library, 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction, unless there’s inclement weather or the date falls on a holiday. Attendees can remain anonymous if they so choose & are not required to tell their story if they do not wish to, but everyone will be welcome to do so. The primary focus of a Recovering From Religion support group is to provide ongoing & personal

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support to individuals as they let go of their religious beliefs. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life. As such, the support meetings are safe & anonymous places to express these doubts, fears & experiences without biased feedback or proselytizing. We are here to help each other through this journey. Free.


Support group meeting held on the 4th Tue. of every mo., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Williston Police Station. Info, Blythe Leonard, 878-0732.


12-step recovery group. Do you have a problem w/ sex or relationships? We can help. Shawn, 660-2645. Visit or for meetings near you.


Do you have a problem w/ compulsive sexual behavior? A 12-step program has helped us. SAA Montpelier meets twice weekly at 6 p.m: Monday virtual meet ing, details at; Thursday face-to-face at Bethany Church, Montpelier, details at Contact or call 802-322-3701.


HOPE Works offers free support groups to women, men & teens who are survivors of sexual violence. Groups are avail. for survivors at any stage of the healing process. Intake for all support groups is ongoing. If you are interested in learning more or would like to schedule an intake to become a group member, please call our office at 864-0555, ext. 19, or email our victim advocate at


All women+ are invited to this open, supportive recovery group, based in the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (but appropriate for all addictive behaviors, i.e. alcohol, drugs, relationships, etc.) presented at Mercy Connections, 255 S. Champlain St., Burlington. The format of the meetings will include readings, meditation, journaling & sharing. No registration/drop-in. Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Info: kmercer@mercyconnections. org, 802-846-7063, mercyconnections. org/schedule.


If you’re a person who stutters, you are not alone! Adults, teens & school-age kids who stutter, & their families are welcome to join 1 of our 3 free National Stuttering Association (NSA) stuttering support groups at UVM (join by Zoom or in person). Adults: 5:30-6:30 p.m., 1st & 3rd Tue. monthly; teens (ages 13-17): 5:30-6:30 p.m., 2nd Thu. monthly; school-age children (ages 8-12) & parents (meeting separately): 4:15-5:15 p.m., 2nd Thu. monthly. Pomeroy Hall (489 Main St., UVM campus). Info:,, 656-0250. Go, Team Stuttering!


For those who have lost a friend or loved one through suicide. Maple Leaf Clinic, 167 N. Main St., Wallingford, 446-3577. 6:30-8 p.m., on the 3rd Tue. of every mo.


Program Manager

Help your neighbors move forward in life one ride at a time by managing the Ready To Go program at Good News Garage! Ready To Go provides on-demand transportation to adults and children, taking them to work, school, childcare, and other important places.

As Program Manager, you will supervise a team of drivers and staff responsible for providing thousands of rides annually across Vermont.

For information & to apply: Equal Opportunity Employer




Weaving Instructor

Weaving instructor wanted to help disabled women with her floor loom. Warp the loom, then visit a residence in central Burlington area weekly or twice monthly to monitor progress, provide guidance, instruction & oversight. Pay negotiable.

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Vermont Tent Company is currently accepting applications for the following positions for immediate employment.

Full time, part time, after school and weekend hours available for each position. Pay rates vary by position with minimum starting wage ranging from $17-$21/ hour depending on job skills and experience. We also offer retention and referral bonuses.

• Tent Installation

• Warehouse Team –Event Division

• Drivers/Delivery

• Inventory Maintenance Team

• Tent Maintenance Team

Interested candidates should submit an application online at employment No phone calls, please.


The Public Safety/Fire & Rescue Departments at Saint Michael’s College are inviting applications for a Part-Time Regular Dispatch Switchboard Operator to dispatch radio calls and operate the College switchboard. The successful candidate will be responsible for answering all incoming calls and directing calls to the appropriate party quickly, accurately, and professionally. This role receives all emergency calls for SMC campus and the surrounding community. Dispatch, switchboard, emergency services experience desirable, but we will provide training for a motivated and dependable person with demonstrated aptitude.

For a complete job description, benefits information, and to apply online, please visit:

Assistant Professor or Instructor


Saint Michael’s College seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Instructor in Digital Marketing. Applicants should be digitally savvy teachers who demonstrate passion and effectiveness in undergraduate teaching. Assistant Professor candidates should be active in various forms of peerreviewed scholarship or creative work. Candidates should also be interested in developing and taking a leadership role in growing a new major in Digital Marketing, a joint program between the Departments of Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts (MJD), and Business Administration and Accounting (DBAA). Core teaching responsibilities include courses in the areas of Digital Marketing, Digital Analytics, Digital Marketing/SEO/SEM Strategy, Social Media: Connectivity, Interactivity, and Creative Storytelling, and other courses.

For a complete job description, benefits information, and to apply online, please visit:


Pathways Vermont’s mission is to end homelessness in Vermont and provide innovative mental health alternatives. Humanity. Authenticity. Mutuality. Humility. Curiosity. Hope. These values drive our practice and the change we want to see: to put the human back in human services. We are hiring for these positions (and more!):

• Housing First Program Coordinator

• Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Team Employment Specialist

• Intake and Outreach Associate

• Service Coordinator for Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program - Chittenden County

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Vermont Compost Company in Montpelier is seeking a Bookkeeper to join our team. A leading compost & potting soil producer of nearly 30 years, we provide a fun, dynamic and growing environment. Staff enjoy competitive wages and a full benefits package.

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The Flynn is looking for House Managers to join our frontof-house team as we begin our season of fabulous shows! We’re looking for people with energy, management skills, and enthusiasm for the arts to keep show-nights running smoothly and give patrons an excellent experience. Must be at least 18, reliable, great at problem solving, upbeat, and able to be on your feet for extended periods of time.

$17/hr, part-time, variable schedule, evenings & weekends

Detailed job description and more information on our website:

No phone calls, please. EOE

The Flynn Center is committed to hiring a breadth of professionals, and therefore will interview a qualified group of diverse candidates; we particularly encourage applications from women and people of color.


Burlington Electric Department, the City of Burlington’s 100% renewably powered electric utility, is seeking a Controller to lead accounting and financial operations, including general accounting, grants and contracts accounting, treasury and cash management, payroll, and financial reporting and compliance. This position is a key member of BED's leadership team and oversees the Department's financial information and meter-to-cash systems.

Our ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field; a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license; 8 years of financial management and accounting experience; and 3 years of management or supervisory experience. This position has potential for some remote work flexibility.

The City of Burlington is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applicants who can contribute to our growing diversity.

Bar Manager

ASSET MANAGER - Affordable Housing

Evernorth is hiring an Asset Manager, Affordable Housing for our outstanding Asset Management team. This position is responsible for the long-term operational health of a designated portion of the Evernorth portfolio of properties while contributing to corporate oversight of portfolio performance and investment return. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or three years’ experience in property management, low-income housing tax credits, rural development, commercial leases, and property insurance.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 is required.

At Evernorth, we believe in equal access to affordable housing and economic opportunities; the power of partnerships based on integrity, respect, and teamwork; and a collaborative workplace with professional, skilled and dedicated staff and we are an equal opportunity employer.

For a full job description, please visit

To apply, send cover letter & resume to Rewa Worthington:

We are looking for a committed, full time bar manager to join our team in a fast paced environment.

The bar manager is responsible for managing inventory and maximizing resources, creating weekly schedules for staff, facilitating menu changes, maintaining an effective costing system, maintaining and growing vendor relationships, planning and overseeing trainings, encouraging continued education, managing day-to-day operations, & proactively overseeing operational needs.

The bar manager should be a skilled communicator, have excellent problem-solving skills, be able to think critically and efficiently, have strong leadership skills, and have a strong understanding of the beverage and hospitality industries.

Email resume & cover letter to


Part Time

The Vermont Center for Children, Youth & Families (VCCYF), which is the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Division at UVM Medical Center, is seeking a part time Sta RN to join their team in Burlington. Job duties may include education, direct care, care coordination & administration.


• State of Vermont Registered Nurse (RN) license required.

• Experience with mental healthcare and/or pediatric healthcare, and commitment to working with pediatric patients and families.

• Skill and humility in working with diverse patients.

Learn more and apply:


The University of Vermont Medical Center is seeking Orderlies to assist nursing and testing units throughout our hospital. A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

This is a great opportunity to work alongside an excellent team while getting exposure to many hospital areas. Day, evening & night shifts are available.

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We have several exciting opportunities available! Temporary positions November 1 - March 31: Warming Shelter Sta - Part Time Weekends Warming Shelter Sta - Full Time Weekdays Director of Finance Young Adult Navigator Supported Housing Youth Coach Development
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Direct Support Professionals Needed

Support. Growth. Opportunity. Collaboration. Innovation. Teamwork. Are these missing from your career? Join the NVRH Respiratory Therapy team today. Breathe easier while you support our patients and community to make better breathing possible.

FT and PT employees are eligible for excellent benefits, including student loan repayment, generous paid time off, health/dental/vision, 401k with company match, and more!




The Orleans County Restorative Justice Center in Newport, VT seeks an Executive Director for its small, dynamic nonprofit, ready to grow. The E.D. is responsible for overall management,  community outreach, and leadership of an experienced, passionate team of dedicated staff and volunteers.  This work makes a proven difference in the lives of Vermonters. The Center is part of a statewide network, with supportive, knowledgeable directors. Newport is a four-season outdoor haven; biking, hiking, skiing. Advise applicants request a full job description before applying.  A letter of application and resume are required via email (; must pass a background check before hire. Open until filled. E.O.E.

Email applications are preferred.



Burlington, VT

Provide outreach, recruitment, assessment, and goal setting for new and returning students, and support them in demonstrating readiness for VAL services. Serve as the initial point of contact for new students, listen to and develop a relationship with the student to understand their educational needs and objectives, as well as determine other potential student needs. Administer a variety of assessments to support students on their educational journey with VAL and beyond. Develop and maintain community partnerships as part of a fabric of coordinated services and referral networks. Support students in accessing programs and services to meet their needs and goals.

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter, resume and three professional references (preferably supervisor or manager level) electronically to: rcampbell@

Vermont Adult Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-time long-term positions available. Looking for two personable, responsible, athletic Direct Support Professionals to assist, have fun, learn with an incredible young adult autistic man.

Centrally located in Burlington, you will be out in the community and home. A plus if you like to sing and enjoy music. You will grow as he grows. Let’s meet!

Excellent training provided.

$30/hr. Please send a resume, three references and a cover letter to nbgteamvt@gmail.

Overnight Respite and Community Work

Hiring two staff for an ongoing weekly schedule for an autistic young adult in his home. The position is one overnight/two days (33 hours) professional job at $33/hour. You will be working in the home and out in the community.

The characteristics we are looking for, compassionate, friendly, punctual, athletic, and responsible human beings. A great opportunity!

College degree preferred. Send cover letter, resume and three references to

Massage Therapists

You’re more than a massage therapist. You’re an artist, healer, and professional. Join the brand that sees you that way at Massage Envy in Williston.

We are looking for full or part-time massage therapists that are looking for the following:

Flexible hours, consistent clientele, ongoing CEs. Not responsible for laundry or scheduling. Simply focused on providing the community with professional, therapeutic, customized massage sessions.

Send resumes to:

Seeking Director of Finance and Administration

Central Vermont Adult Basic Education (CVABE) is a vibrant, well established, fiscally healthy, community based nonprofit organization serving Washington, Lamoille, and Orange Counties. The Director of Finance and Administration plays an essential role on CVABE ’s leadership team and is responsible for finance, budgeting, payroll and benefits, information technology, and general operations.

Qualifications include:

BA or equivalent finance and accounting experience.

 Minimum of three years finance and administrative management experience including budget development and grant management.


The Vermont Center for Anxiety Care, a private psychotherapy practice on Burlington’s waterfront, has an opening for a psychotherapist. Therapy experience with any age group including children. Can be licensed or post-master’s degree intern. Collaborative group with holistic approach and multiple specialties. Clinical supervision towards licensure provided as needed. Visit web site:

Send resume and cover letter describing professional interests and goals to Paul Foxman, Ph.D., 86 Lake Street, Burlington, VT 05401 or email:

Knowledge of nonprofit accounting practices. Starting salary: $70,000 $72,000 based on experience. CVABE pays 100% of individual health, dental and short term disability insurance, as well as employer 403(b) contributions. Six weeks paid vacation annually.

Please submit cover letter, resume and three references by October 28, 2022 to:

Position open until filled.

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Carpenters & Lead Carpenters

We are looking for experienced carpenters with knowledge of old and new construction to join the Lewis Creek Builders, DesignBuild team! We are a passionate group of carpenters, designers, and construction management professionals working in a supportive, collaborative environment to manage every aspect of residential building and remodeling projects.

Sign-on bonus equal to one week of gross pay! Flexible start date!

Great benefits package!

Apply online today: employment Or call 802.662.1630.

Carpenter/Lead Carpenter Pay Range: $23.00-$40.00/hr

Professional Careers in WORLDWIDE TRAVEL

Join Country Walkers and VBT Bicycling Vacations, an award-winning, Vermont-based active travel company, and be part of our high performing, international team.

We have amazing opportunities for Marketing, Sales and Service Professionals interested in supporting worldwide travel adventures with a leader in the industry, positively impacting established brands and working with a team of collaborative and gifted travel pros.

We’re expanding our team and are seeking professionals for the following full-time positions.




If you’re passionate, driven by excellence, want to make a difference and are looking for balance in your quality of life

– check us out!

Ready to learn more? Visit our career pages at or & submit your resume to


The Woodstock Foundation, Inc. seeks a farm manager for Billings Farm & Museum (BF&M) in Woodstock, Vermont. Sited on the farm established by Frederick Billings 151 years ago, BF&M today breeds and milks a herd of more than 50 blue ribbon Jerseys, producing more than 650,000 pounds of milk, some of which goes to Agri-Mark for Cabot products and some of which is used to craft award-winning artisan cheeses in partnership with Grafton Village Cheese. The Woodstock landmark is a Vermont destination which attracts thousands of visitors annually with its educational exhibits, engaging programs and special events that bring to life Vermont’s rural heritage.

APPLY ONLINE: join-our-team/

Sun Ray Fire & Security & Vermont Central Vacuum were established in 1989 with a goal of meeting Security & Fire Alarm System & Central Vacuum System needs for both Residential & Commercial customers. We are a well-established/progressive company located in Essex Junction, VT.


Seeking a Reliable, Conscientious “team player”. Attributes to include Professional Customer Service Skills.

Attention to Detail & a Positive Personality. Multi-tasking a Must and Accurate Office/Computer Skills required.

Quick Books/Accounting experience Required. Position requires A/R & A/P, Invoicing, Proposals and Collections, Human Resource Issues and Business Associated Taxes; Ordering Equipment & Inventory for future jobs; Shipping, etc.

This is a Full Time Position, 40 Hours per week, Monday-Friday.

We offer Health & Dental Insurance, Retirement Plan, Paid Vacation and Paid Holidays. Salary Commensurate with Qualifications.


Join an established company of Team Players. We are seeking a reliable employee with good customer service skills to install, inspect and service: Security/Fire Alarm Systems - CCTV - Access Control, etc.

Experience necessary and a valid driver’s license is a must.

Martha Benway, 1 Marketplace, Unit #29, Essex Junction, VT 05452 or call Ray at 802-878-9091 or 802-233-2991

Executive Director

The Mentor Connector, a youth service organization in Rutland County, is seeking a new Executive Director (ED). The ED will have:

• An unwavering commitment to serving youth,

• A deep responsibility to the growth and development of staff,

• A vibrant, collaborative spirit,

• An ability to demonstrate empathy and engage in active listening,

• A creative and innovative mindset,

• A strong sense of accountability for themselves, their team, and others,

• A solid financial acumen and meticulous attention to detail,

• A yearning for what is possible and the courage to pursue it.

If you are compelled to help youth develop a sense of purpose, passion and belonging and you value people, transparency, quality, and fun, apply today by sending your cover letter and resume to

To learn more, view full description:

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Director of Communications & Business Development

Join a dynamic team committed to creating economic opportunity in Vermont. The Director of Communications and Business Development serves as one of the primary contacts for the Chamber in the community and works closely with member organizations, builds strong partner relationships, creatively communicates the Chamber’s work, and assists with the development of new business. View the full job description at

TO APPLY: Please email a resume and cover letter to and include “Director of Communications & Business Development” in subject line.

Hello Burlington Social Media & Content Manager

Hello Burlington is a destination marketing initiative of the Lake Champlain Chamber that promotes the greater Burlington area as a great place for leisure travel, meetings, and events. We are actively seeking a social media and content manager to help us strengthen our social media presence and to strategize and execute on content creation. View the full job description at

TO APPLY: If this sounds like you, please email a resumé, cover letter and content portfolio if available to info@ Include the phrase “social media and content manager” in subject line.

The Lake Champlain Chamber is an E.O.E. that welcomes diversity in the workplace. We strongly encourage all qualified persons to apply. LCC is a non-profit organization that is in the business of seeking and supporting economic opportunity for all Vermonters.


CCV is looking for a Program Director to lead the administration of the Correctional Post-Secondary Education Initiative (CPSEI). CPSEI is opening access to college programs for corrections personnel and providing opportunities for incarcerated Vermonters to earn a degree or credential in pursuit of their successful re-entry to the workforce.

The CPSEI Program Director serves as a resource, fostering an understanding of the intersection of justice and higher education and the challenges associated with justice-involved individuals accessing College programs. The Program Director is responsible for program development, implementation, and management of day-to-day operations, planning, and supervision and evaluation of programs and program staff. They will ensure that the grant’s goals and objectives are accomplished in compliance with federal guidelines and College policies. This is a 3-year, grant funded position.

Benefits for full-time staff include 14 paid holidays, plus vacation, medical, and personal time, automatic retirement contribution, and tuition waiver at any Vermont State College for staff and their dependents (eligible dependents may apply waiver to UVM). Visit staff-positions/ to learn more.

CCV values individual differences that can be engaged in the service of learning. Diverse experiences from people of varied backgrounds inform and enrich our community. CCV strongly encourages applications from historically marginalized and underrepresented populations. CCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer, in compliance with ADA requirements, and will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.


Performs routine maintenance and repair of residence, maintaining physical appearance of the grounds and building as well as ensuring that the building is physically sound and safe. Works with outside contractors as needed. Responsible for cleaning residents’ rooms and residence common areas including vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, polishing, mopping, disinfecting, etc. Discards waste into proper containers, replaces light bulbs and assists with any general housekeeping/laundry duties as necessary.


Responsible for cleaning residents’ rooms and residence common areas including vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, polishing, mopping, disinfecting, etc. Discards waste into proper containers, and assists with any general housekeeping duties necessary.

$2,000 sign on bonus for each position. We are conveniently located on Shelburne Road on the bus line.

Send resumes to:

Deputy Zoning Administrator or Zoning Coordinator

The Town of Stowe is seeking to hire a full-time Deputy Zoning Administrator or Zoning Coordinator who is dedicated, friendly, and customer service oriented with exceptional attention to detail.

This position serves as the primary point of contact for the department and is responsible for assisting homeowners, contractors, and others in interpreting the town’s land use regulations. If filled at the Deputy Zoning Administrator level, the successful candidate will oversee the day-to-day permit and development review programs, while if filled at the Zoning Coordinator level, the successful candidate will play an important role in providing administrative and technical support to the department. The individual selected will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and will have demonstrated sound judgement and a high degree of professionalism. Regular evening meetings will be required.

Candidates should have a combination of education and experience in land use planning, community development, code or other regulatory enforcement, legal or para-legal studies, or similarly related field. If you are excited about this opportunity and your experience does not align perfectly with qualifications, we encourage you to apply. The Town is open to job sharing if two candidates are seeking part-time employment. Salary is dependent upon qualifications within the ranges ($26.30-$29.00 Zoning Coordinator or $60,000-$70,000 Deputy Zoning Administrator).

Job descriptions and employment application can be obtained at: Submit application, letter of interest, resume, references, and salary requirements to: Town of Stowe, c/o HR Director, PO Box 730, Stowe, VT 05672 or by email Within your application, please state the position you are applying for. Resumes will be reviewed beginning on October 10th. The position will remain open until filled. The Town of Stowe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Do you want an opportunity to work among a dedicated group of colleagues and partners committed to protecting Vermont’s forests, promoting outdoor recreation, and operating Vermont’s state parks? The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is hiring a Grant Programs Manager. The ideal candidate brings proven financial and/or project management experience, spreadsheet savvy, initiative, and works effectively in a dynamic environment.

Requisition ID # 40163

For more information and to apply: job-invite/40163/

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Counselor/Social Worker

Invest EAP/Centers for Wellbeing is seeking a skilled licensed Master’s level counselor or social worker. We are a growing and dynamic team with diverse and engaging responsibilities. Our clients represent a broad cross-section of mostly adults throughout Vermont, and our dedicated counselors work collaboratively to provide short-term solution-focused counseling, resources, and support.

Centers for Wellbeing

This position will be engaged in development of new programming to support Vermonters who are recovering from opioid use as they find employment, start a career, and overcome barriers to self-sufficiency.

This position will join our team to provide a high-touch and individualized response to each Vermonter to assist them in finding a path to health and success. Experience and training in recovery and substance use treatment a plus.

Cover letter and resume to Marc Adams, by October 14th, 2022. Steady salary with high-end health and retirement benefits. E.O.E.

Embark on a journey of possibilities and improve the future for Vermont youth and families.

The Vermont Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program (VYT) supports initiatives across Vermont that create opportunities for individuals who are low-income to rise above poverty and flourish.


At the Willowell Foundation in Bristol and Monkton, the VISTA develops the infrastructure to connect individuals to the arts, education, the environment, resources, and each other through land-based programs and activities.


At the City of Winooski Community Services Department, the VISTA develops volunteer systems, programs, and funding for youth afterschool and summer activities and other programs in a vibrant and culturally diverse community.


At the Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile (FGIB), the VISTA builds systems to implement the Bookmobile’s mission to promote literacy and positive youth development in 2 rural Northern VT counties.


At the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation (RACDC), the VISTA expands and creates initiatives, such as affordable housing, community health and resiliency, and sustainable job opportunities.


At the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF), the VISTA enhances literacy programs that inspire a love of reading and writing among low-income, at-risk, and rural youth.

VYT AmeriCorps members service benefits include a living allowance set by the federal program, a $6,895 education award or an $1,800 end-of-service stipend; employee assistance plan; health care coverage, school loan forbearance, and child care assistance (if eligible); and professional development, training, networking, and hands on professional experience.

Positions can start in October, November, or December 2022.

For more information, visit the Vermont Youth AmeriCorps Website: Phone: 802.229.9151

Interested applicants can apply directly at: In State box, choose Vermont. In Program box, type VYT. Click Search. All VYT positions will appear.

Apply by October 12, 2022.

VYDC is a program of the Washington County Youth Service Bureau. Equal Opportunity Employer. Background check required.


Keens Crossing – Winooski, VT 05404

Full Time, 40 Hours, Pay Rate $24.72

Are you looking to learn new skills or to start a career? Are you looking to join a supportive team and a dynamic company? We are so sure you will love it at HallKeen Management that we are offering a $1,000 hiring bonus for the right candidate. All bonuses to be paid per company policy. Will entertain employees looking to relocate to Vermont.

Responsibilities of Maintenance Technician are quite diverse including but not limited to Apartment turnovers, grounds keeping, various janitorial duties, painting, appliance, electrical, heating, plumbing and safety equipment repair & replacement & provide assistance at other company properties when needed. The qualified candidate must have reliable transportation and have the ability to assist in carrying appliances and climb ladders as needed.

Please e-mail resumes to

Join the team at Gardener’s Supply!

We have immediate openings in our Call Center!

Join the team at Gardener’s Supply!

Join the team at Gardener’s Supply!


We have immediate openings in our Call Center!

We have immediate openings in our Call Center!

We have immediate openings in our Call Center!

We are looking for part-time and full-time, seasonal SALES & SERVICE SPECIALISTS to provide exceptional customer service to our customers over the phone. We are seeking reliable & quick learners who are enthusiastic, outgoing, upbeat, flexible, computer savvy, team-oriented and who will thrive in a busy contact center. Not a plant expert? Not a problem!

• 30%-40% employee discount on plants and product


• Flexible Scheduling

• Part-time and Full-time positions available

• Fun company culture and the best co-workers!

Come join the team at Gardener's Supply!

We are 100% employee-owned and Certified B Corporation. Please go to our careers page at and apply online.

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The Agency of Transportation (AOT) is seeking a Data Analyst. This position supports AOT in planning, coordination, and development at a professional level involving program evaluation, data analysis, and spatial analysis of AOT data. In addition, this position will be responsible for supporting the recently upgraded Agency Performance System, a portal that displays data visualizations that track progress toward specific strategic objectives and Key Performance Indicators for AOT Divisions. Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. For more information, contact Patrick MacCormack at patrick. Department: Transportation Agency. Location: Barre. Status: Full Time. Job Id #40342 for Level III OR #40247 for Level IV. Application Deadline: October 9, 2022.


Join the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets to support Vermont’s specialty crop industries through grantmaking, food safety education, and technical assistance. The Specialty Crop Program Coordinator (Agriculture Development Specialist II) works collaboratively with fruit and vegetable growers and maple producers as well as education and nonprofit partners. For more information, contact Kristina Sweet at Department: Agriculture, Food & Markets Agency. Location: Williston. Status: Full Time. Job Id #40326. Application Deadline: October 5, 2022.


The Williston Fire Department has an immediate opening for a full-time Career EMT / Firefighter position.

Minimum requirements are EMT certification at the time of application, and current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certification prior to employment (dated within the last two years of the hire date). Paramedics are strongly encouraged to apply.

Visit to view the full job posting and to obtain an application. Resume, cover letter and application may be emailed to Williston Fire Department at, Attn: Chief Collette, 645 Talcott Road, Williston, Vermont, 05495.

Williston Fire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Embark on a journey of possibilities and improve the future for Vermont youth.

VT Youth Development Corps (VYDC) places full and part-time AmeriCorps members at youth-focused organizations across Vermont to foster positive youth development and build resilience. Use your ingenuity and skills to make a lasting impact in the lives of youth in Southern Vermont.

At All-4-One’s The Space (Peer and Community Engagement Youth Center) in Springfield, the AmeriCorps members lend their talents to building creative and enriching opportunities at a new teen center, ensuring that local youth thrive.

At the Bennington Museum in Bennington, the AmeriCorps member awakens curiosity and imagination in youth and transforms individuals by connecting them to the region’s diverse arts, rich history, landscape, and culture.

At In-Sight Photography Project in Brattleboro, the AmeriCorps member empowers youth to communicate their unique personal visions through inclusive afterschool arts programming and community initiatives.

VYDC AmeriCorps members’ service benefits include: approx. $12.85/hr. (living allowance); a $6,495 education award; employee assistance plan; health care coverage, school loan forbearance, and child care assistance (if eligible); and professional development, training, networking, and experience in youth-related fields.

For more information, visit the Vermont Youth AmeriCorps website: Phone: 802-229-9151. Email:

Interested applicants can apply directly at my.americorps. gov/mp/listing/ In State box, choose Vermont. In Program box, type VYDC. Click Search. All VYDC positions will appear.

Apply by October 10th, 2022.

VYDC is a program of the Washington County Youth Service Bureau.

E.O.E. Background check required.

VT Youth Development Corps (VYDC) places full and part-time AmeriCorps members at youth-focused organizations across Vermont to foster positive youth development and build resilience. Use your ingenuity and skills to make a lasting impact in the lives of youth in Central Vermont

At the Basement Teen Center in Montpelier, the AmeriCorps member creates a safe drop-in space for all youth ages 12-18 who are seeking a place to connect with peers and participate in activities which promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

At Maplehill School and Farm in Plainfield, the AmeriCorps members develop educational, community service, and farm-based opportunities for youth whose lives have been impacted by trauma and/or disabilities.

At the Twinfield Together Mentoring Project in Plainfield, the AmeriCorps member nurtures strong relationships and meaningful connections through mentoring, youth leadership, and a 7th-12th grade afterschool program, while valuing student voice and leadership.

VYDC AmeriCorps members’ service benefits include: approx. $12.85/hr. (living allowance); a $6,495 education award; employee assistance plan; health care coverage, school loan forbearance, and child care assistance (if eligible); and professional development, training, networking, and experience in youth-related fields.

For more information, visit: Phone: 802-229-9151. Email:

Interested applicants can apply directly at my.americorps. gov/mp/listing/ In State box, choose Vermont. In Program box, type VYDC. Click Search. All VYDC positions will appear.

Apply by October 10, 2022.

VYDC is a program of the Washington County Youth Service Bureau.

E.O.E. Background check required.

Embark on a journey of possibilities and improve the future for Vermont youth.
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Director of Finance & Administration

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum seeks a Director of Finance and Administration to join the senior team and help fulfil the mission of the Museum. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, this position works closely with staff and board to manage all financial, administrative, and human resources matters. The position oversees the financial health of the organization, including the annual budget, grant finances, bookkeeping, and reporting. Key responsibilities include collaboration and communication with all departments and administrative management of HR, benefits, insurance, and payroll. This position plays a critical role in ensuring that our internal systems and management reflect our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. The ideal candidate should have financial management experience (non-profit experience preferred); knowledge of federal, state, and foundation grant accounting and compliance; understanding of GAAP standards and accrual accounting; proficiency with QuickBooks and Excel; a commitment to collaboration and an enthusiasm for Lake Champlain.

SALARY: $26-29/hour based on experience and benefits. Go to for full details. Applications due November 1, 2022.



We are looking for an individual with the training, education, experience, and collaborative communication skills to support the steady execution of our accounting functions and accurate reporting of our financial performance. This position will be responsible for managing the general ledger, generating financial reports, and ensuring compliance with GAAP. Other responsibilities include timely management of revenue, credits, receivables, payables, and loan obligations, as well as tax filing in concert with the CFO and our outside accountants. While we require weekly in office work, a significant portion can be done remotely. This individual will report directly to the CFO, regularly interact with the CEO and managers/staff throughout the company and be the in house lead for other accounting staff.

For a complete job description & list of qualifications:

To Apply: Email resume, cover letter and salary history to

Please put the job title in subject line. No phone calls, please.


Sound too good to be true? Not at Red Hen!

Vermont Legal Aid (VLA), one of the state’s largest law firms, is where Vermonters turn when they face a civil legal problem that threatens their rights, shelter, income, health, or well-being. VLA strives to advance fairness and justice in the civil legal system, address the social and economic barriers faced by our clients, and confront the underlying causes of poverty, discrimination, and inequality. VLA services are free.

VLA seeks an Executive Director to lead this nationally recognized, statewide civil legal aid organization, and engage in the exciting process of envisioning the future of VLA, with the support and commitment of Board and staff. VLA is a strong, successful organization that is well-regarded, with a staff of 89, offices in Burlington, Montpelier, Rutland, Springfield, and St. Johnsbury, and an annual budget of $9.5 million.

The next Executive Director will be a visionary leader with a demonstrated passion for advocating on behalf of low-income and other vulnerable populations, including families with young children, people with disabilities, New American communities, veterans, seniors, and other individuals impacted by poverty or marginalized by other factors.

The successful Executive Director candidate will be a licensed attorney with significant legal experience; demonstrate a passion for social and racial justice; possess exceptional leadership skills; have substantial management experience; have grant writing or fundraising experience; and understand financial matters, including development of budgets, compliance with grant and contract requirements, and financial oversight.

VLA’s Administrative Unit has historically been in Burlington, but the agency is open to your proposal on a remote work or a hybrid arrangement.

VLA believes everyone in Vermont should have equal access to legal services regardless of their race, ethnicity, language, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexuality, ability, mental health, income status, age, or education. We are committed, through our practices and policies, to fostering cultural competence, inclusiveness, understanding, acceptance and respect in order to more effectively fight poverty, discrimination, and inequality.

For more information about this position and how to apply, visit Screening of applicants begins immediately. To receive full consideration, submit your application materials by October 14, 2022

For over 20 years, Red Hen has been providing great jobs in the food industry. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and a strong sense of belonging in the workplace.



We’re looking for an individual who enjoys work that exercises both body and mind and is interested in pursuing the craft of baking. Professional food experience is required. Our breads range from hearty whole grain loaves to baguettes and are all made with locally-grown grain. If you are interested, please contact Douglas Clendaniel at


We’re hiring for a pastry baker to assist in production of everything from cookies and scones, to pies and croissants. Professional baking or cooking experience is required. You must enjoy working independently and with a team. Schedule includes early mornings and weekends. Please e-mail a letter of interest and resume to

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Executive Director

Be Montpelier Alive’s Next Executive Director!

Are you passionate about building community? Are you a consummate connector and networker? Do you love supporting local businesses and promoting entrepreneurship? Are you skilled at diplomatically working with partners as diverse as city officials, state policy makers, nonprofit stakeholders, local busi ness owners, and community members? Are you capable of juggling dozens of projects at once while maintaining your composure? Montpelier Alive, the nonprofit organization that works to enhance the quality of life for people who live, work in, and visit the City of Montpelier, is seeking a new executive director, and it could be you! For the full job description

Montpelier Alive is currently accepting applications from candidates with a strong suite of skills, includ ing relationship building, communications, fundraising, project management, and administrative skills. Candidates should have familiarity with nonprofit management, an appreciation for vibrant downtown communities, technological proficiency, and strong organizational and leadership skills.

Application requirements: Cover letter, resume, and three professional references including at least one from a past supervisor. Email your application, and any questions about this position, to: by October 19, 2022.

Why not have a job you love?

Positions include a $500 sign on bonus, a strong benefits package and the opportunity to work at one of the “Best Places to Work in Vermont”

Service Coordinator: Continue your career in human services in a supportive environment by providing case management for individuals either for our Adult Family Care program or our Developmental Services program. The ideal candidate will have strong clinical, organizational and leadership skills and enjoy working in a team-oriented position. $47,000 annual salary.

Residential Program Manager: Coordinate staffed residential and community supports for an individual in their home. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a team-oriented position, have strong clinical skills, and demonstrated leadership. $45,900 annual salary.

Direct Support Professional: Provide 1:1 supports to help individuals reach their goals in a variety of settings. This is a great position to start or continue your career in human services. Full and part time positions available starting at $19/hr.

Residential Direct Support Professional: Provide supports to an individual in their home and in the community in 24h shifts including asleep overnights in a private, furnished bedroom. You can work two days, receive full benefits and have five days off each week! Other flexible schedules available, starting wage is $20/hr.

Shared Living Provider: Open your home to someone with an intellectual disability or autism and open a whole world to them, and to you. There are a variety of opportunities available that could be the perfect match for you and your household. Salary varies dependent on individual care requirements.

Join our dedicated team and together we’ll build a community where everyone participates and belongs:


The City of Montpelier is seeking a personable, detail oriented and wellorganized public service professional to fill the position of Deputy City Clerk.

The position is a regular, full-time position with a suite of benefits to include but are not limited to paid time off, retirement, health, dental, and vision insurance benefits. The Deputy Clerk works as a full partner with the elected city clerk and performs a wide variety of duties, including maintaining land records, vital records and official municipal records and documents as well as administering elections and interfacing with the public.

The Deputy Clerk also helps collect tax and utility payments, parking tickets, and miscellaneous other payments. Hourly rate is $25.38 to $26.67 depending upon qualifications and experience. For a complete list of qualifications, please contact John Odum, at 802-262-6263.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and references to John Odum at or mail to: Montpelier City Clerk, 39 Main St., Montpelier VT 05602. This position will be posted until filled.

The City of Montpelier is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.



Vermont-NEA seeks a full-time legal counsel to promote public education.


• Direct client representation of educators statewide.

• Involvement in overall advocacy program, including conducting trainings.

• Strong emphasis on litigation, especially in grievance and interest arbitration and other administrative forums.

• Working in concert with highly professional staff.

• A background in labor law is strongly preferred and a background in education law is helpful, as well an affinity for representing labor unions and educators is required.


• Union experience at the local, state, or national level.

• Demonstrated ability to prioritize work activities, monitor progress, and coach other leaders toward success.

• Leadership and collaboration skills, including the ability to think and plan strategically with others.

• Commitment to racial justice, social justice, and eliminating economic inequality.

This position is based in Montpelier, Vermont.

* Compensation and benefits are collectively bargained but include generous salary, health insurance, dental, leave time, and retirement benefits.

Please send applications to Jeff Fannon, Vermont-NEA Executive Director, attention Include cover letter & resume with reference to litigation experience, training background, representation of unions and working people, three writing samples, with contact information for three references. References will be contacted only if an applicant is selected for further consideration.

Position will remain open until it’s filled. Inquiries may be directed to Kristie Ferguson at or (800) 649-6375

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Full-time Law Office Manager

Responsible for day-to-day operations of a busy medium sized Montpelier law firm.

Responsibilities include office management; financial management (accounts payable, accounts receivable, monthly billing, account management, preparation of monthly financial statements and tax filings ), paralegal support, and administrative duties.  Candidates must possess a strong work ethic and be able to foster good working relationships with co-workers and clients.  Prior office management experience a must, and knowledge of legal systems and filings highly preferable.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Send resume and references to Position, P.O. Box 1440, Montpelier, Vermont, 05601-1440.

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We offer competitive wages & a full benefits package for full time employees. No auction experience necessary.


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Want to join the growing Health Care IT industry and work in a fantastic team culture? Perhaps you, too, desire the friendly, casual, hardworking, and client-focused environment offered by our 100+ employee company located in the Champlain Mill in Winooski, VT.

Physician’s Computer Company (PCC) has designed, developed, and supported our award-winning pediatric software for almost 40 years. As our electronic health record solution is driving greater demand for our services, we need to expand our team. PCC is seeking to fill the following position:

Client Advocates work with PCC Clients located around the country. They enjoy actively engaging clients in regular communication to gain an understanding of the practice’s goals and ensure they are utilizing PCC’s programs and services that are available to assist in meeting them. Client Advocates foster a personal relationship with each client so they experience the value of a partnership with PCC. They share client findings and feedback with others at PCC to further PCC’s efforts to understand the needs of the pediatric medical office. Experience successfully managing a portfolio of accounts is a plus.

This position requires strong technical expertise along with exceptional customer service and communication skills. Client Advocates also travel to our client sites to assist with software configuration and training. We are looking for employees to be onsite at our Winooski, Vermont office; this is an in-person, Vermont-based position. Prior experience in the healthcare industry is desired, but not required.

To learn more about PCC, this role and how to apply, please visit our website at The deadline for submitting your application is October 9, 2022.

As a Benefit Corporation, we place a high value on client, employee, and community relationships. Our company offers a friendly, informal, and professional work environment. PCC offers competitive benefits as well as some uncommon perks.

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Embark on a journey of possibilities and improve the future for Vermont youth.

VT Youth Development Corps (VYDC) places full and part-time AmeriCorps members at youth-focused organizations across Vermont to foster positive youth development and build resilience. Use your ingenuity and skills to make a lasting impact in the lives of youth in Northwest Vermont.


At the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont based in Winooski, the AmeriCorps member inspires hundreds of Vermont high schoolers from across the state to create the future, helping youth think deeper and dream bigger through intensive summer programs with a mission of equity and accessibility.


Hypertherm is more than a place to work; it’s a place to call your And right now, we’re hiring 2nd and 3rd shift Machine Operators to join our 100% Associate-owned team. Own your with a $2,000 sign-on bonus, great pay and benefits. an Associate and you’ll earn exceptional incentives include:

Hypertherm is more than a place to work; it’s a place to call your own. And right now, we’re hiring 2nd and 3rd shift Machine Operators to join our 100% Associate-owned team. Own your future with a $2,000 sign-on bonus, great pay and benefits. Become an Associate and you’ll earn exceptional incentives that include:

At Old Spokes Home in Burlington, the AmeriCorps member builds community and opportunity through access to bicycles with a variety of engaging programs to make bikes and biking more accessible to all.

At Spectrum Youth & Family Services in Burlington or St. Albans, the AmeriCorps members enhance the lives of homeless and at-risk youth by providing a safe space, food, basic needs, life skills, and emotional support.

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Flexible scheduling. Good shifts available. Sidework is limited and we don’t over hire. Competitive pay, free meals and bonuses.

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Hypertherm is more than a place to work; it’s a place to call your own. And right now, we’re hiring 2nd and 3rd shift Machine Operators to join our 100% Associate-owned team. Own your future with a $2,000 sign-on bonus, great pay and benefits. Become an Associate and you’ll earn exceptional incentives that include:

At the City of Winooski Community Services Department, the AmeriCorps members lead engaging afterschool and summer activities for a vibrant & culturally diverse community.

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Great pay and benefits – including reduced medical premiums starting on Day 1

An annual profit-sharing bonus with a target of 20%

VYDC AmeriCorps members’ service benefits include: approx. $12.85/hr. (living allowance); a $6,495 education award; employee assistance plan; health care coverage, school loan forbearance, and child care assistance (if eligible); and professional development, training, networking, and experience in youth-related fields.



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For more information, visit the Vermont Youth AmeriCorps website: Phone: 802-229-9151 Email:

Interested applicants can apply directly at In State box, choose Vermont. In Program box, type VYDC. Click Search. All VYDC positions will appear.

Apply by October 10th, 2022.

VYDC is a program of the Washington County Youth Service Bureau.

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applications. All employment decisions are based on business and our values as an Associate-owned company without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender origin, disability,or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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For position details and application process, visit and select “View Current Openings.” SUNY College at Plattsburgh is a fully compliant employer committed to excellence through diversity.
is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we welcome all applications. All employment decisions are based on business need, job requirements, and our values as an Associate-owned company without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability,or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
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TOWN OF MILTON is hiring: PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR PLANNING & ZONING OFFICER (PART TIME) Please visit for additional details & to apply.

JOB TRAINING. WELL DONE. Join the Community Kitchen Academy!

Community Kitchen Academy (CKA) is a 9-week job training program featuring: Hands on learning, national ServSafe certification, job placement support and meaningful connections to community. Plus... the tuition is FREE and weekly stipends are provided for income eligible students!

At CKA you’ll learn from professional chefs in modern commercial kitchens and graduate with the skills and knowledge to build a career in food service, food systems and other related fields. Throughout the 9-week course, you’ll develop and apply new skills by preparing food that would otherwise be wasted. The food you cook is then distributed through food shelves and meal sites throughout the community. CKA is a program of the Vermont Foodbank, operated in partnership with Capstone Community Action in Barre and Feeding Chittenden in Burlington. Next session starts in October in Burlington.




Run the dynamic, growing and vital FEAST Senior Meals Program which offers the premier Meals on Wheels service to older adults in Montpelier and Berlin. Report to the MSAC Director and work closely with the FEAST team including the Kitchen Manager/Chef, kitchen assistants and many volunteers and interns. The professional in this position will be responsible for supporting the robust development of this core service for the City, ensuring timely delivery of meals, creation of socially engaging events and the recruitment, training and management of a large team of volunteers. This is a full-time position 30 hours per week.

The starting rate of pay is $26.02 based on qualifications. This position has opportunity for significant professional growth for the right candidate.


Help prepare the meals for the FEAST Senior Meals Program, report to the Kitchen Manager/Chef and MSAC Director. The professional cook in this position will be responsible for supporting the production of meals in a timely manner. This position works with kitchen volunteers, City employees, community agencies and Meals on Wheels drivers to support the Kitchen Manager/Chef with the smooth preparation, preservation and packing of FEAST meals. This is a temporary 20-week position part-time at 20 hours per week.

The starting rate of pay is $22.50 based on qualifications. This position has opportunity for expansion into a permanent position.

Montpelier is an equal opportunity employer. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Sarah Lipton, 58 Barre St, Montpelier, Vt 05602. Electronic submittals are appreciated to E.O.E For more information see:


For position details and application process, visit and select “View Current Openings.”

SUNY College at Plattsburgh is a fully compliant employer committed to excellence through diversity.

2022 (Sept-Oct) Harvest Season

Hiring donut house team, orchard store crew, weekend farmers market staff, brandy tasting room staff & experienced tractor drivers. Serious inquiries only!


Located in Burlington, VT, BHA is seeking candidates to continue BHA’s success in promoting innovative solutions that address housing instability challenges facing our diverse population of extremely low-income families and individuals. Join us and make a difference in our community!


Serves as first point of contact for our customers in the Property Management office.  This role answers the telephone and greets applicants and the general public at the main office, collects rent payments, provides administrative support to the Leasing and Eligibility Specialist, the Property Managers, and the Director of Property Management.


Provides assistance to community members who are without housing and have barriers to locating and securing housing in the community. This grant funded position works closely with our Rental Assistance department and Chittenden County Coordinated Entry and is a part of a skilled team that focuses on assessment, intervention, and service coordination of at-risk households.


Manages the main office lobby and answers phones while providing great customer service, processes office mailings, and provides administrative support.


Manages the accounting operations of the Authority. The responsibilities for this position include preparing timely and accurate accounting records and financial reports; managing operating budgets; and maintaining a comprehensive and effective system of internal controls.

***To learn more about these career opportunities, please visit:

BHA serves a diverse population of tenants and partners with a variety of community agencies. To most effectively carry out our vision of delivering safe and affordable housing to all, we are committed to cultivating a staff that reflects varied lived experiences, viewpoints, and educational histories. Therefore, we strongly encourage candidates from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and women to apply. Multilingualism is a plus!

BHA offers a competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience. We offer a premium benefit package at a low cost to employees. Benefits include medical insurance with a health reimbursement account, dental, vision, short and long term disability, 10% employer funded retirement plan, 457 retirement plan, accident insurance, life insurance, cancer and critical illness insurance and access to reduced cost continuing education. We also offer a generous time off policy including paid time off, sick, and 13 paid holidays. And sign on bonus of up to $2,000.

If interested in these career opportunities, please submit your resume and cover letter to: Burlington Housing Authority is an E.O.E.

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Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh was born under the sign of Libra. He said, “The root word ‘Buddha’ means to wake up, to know, to understand; and he or she who wakes up and understands is called a Buddha.”

So, according to him, the spiritual teacher Siddhartha Gautama who lived in ancient India was just one of many Buddhas. And by my astrologi cal reckoning, you will have a much higher chance than usual to be like one of these Buddhas yourself in the coming weeks. Waking up will be your specialty. You will have an extraordi nary capacity to burst free of dreamy illusions and murky misapprehen sions. I hope you take full advantage. Deeper understandings are nigh.

ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Poet Susan Howe describes poetry as an “amorous search under the sign of love for a remembered time at the pitch-dark fringes of evening when we gathered together to bless and believe.” I’d like to use that lyrical assessment to describe your life in the coming days — or at least what I hope will be your life. In my astrological opinion, it’s a favorable time to intensify your quest for interesting adventures in intimacy; to seek out new ways to imagine and create togetherness; to collaborate with allies in creating brave excursions into synergy.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Social reformer Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) had a growlery It was a one-room stone cabin where he escaped to think deep thoughts, work on his books and literally growl. As a genius who es caped enslavement and spent the rest of his life fighting for the rights of his fellow Black people, he had lots of reasons to snarl, howl, and bellow as well as growl. The coming weeks would be an excellent time for you to find or create your own growlery, Taurus. The anger you feel will be especially likely to lead to con structive changes. The same is true about the deep thoughts you summon in your growlery: They will be extra potent in helping you reach wise practical decisions.

GEMINI (May 21-Jun. 20): “Conduct your blooming in the noise and whip of the whirlwind,” wrote Gemini poet Gwendolyn Brooks. I love that advice! The whirlwind is her metaphor for the chaos of everyday life. She was telling us that we shouldn’t wait to ripen ourselves until the daily rhythm is calm and smooth. Live wild and free right now! That’s always good advice, in my opinion, but it will be especially apropos for you in the com ing weeks. Now is your time to “endorse the splendor splashes” and “sway in wicked grace,” as Brooks would say.

CANCER (Jun. 21-Jul. 22): “Don’t look away,” advised novelist Henry Miller in a letter to his lover. “Look straight at everything. Look it all in the eye, good and bad.” While that advice is appealing, I don’t endorse it unconditionally. I’m a Cancerian, and I sometimes find value in gazing at things sideways, or catching reflections in mirrors, or even turning my at tention away for a while. In my view, we Crabs have a special need to be self-protective and self-nurturing. And to accomplish that, we may need to be evasive and elusive. In my as trological opinion, the next two weeks will be one of these times. I urge you to gaze directly and engage point-blank only with what’s good for you.

LEO (Jul. 23-Aug. 22): Tips to get the most out of the next three weeks: 1) Play at least as hard as you work. 2) Give yourself permission to do anything that has integrity and is fueled by compassion. 3) Assume there is no limit


to how much generous joie de vivre you can summon and express. 4) Fondle and nuzzle with eager partners as much as possible. And tell them exactly where and how it feels good. 5) Be magnanimous in every gesture, no matter how large or small. 6) Even if you don’t regard yourself as a skillful singer, use singing to transform yourself out of any mood you don’t want to stay in.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sep. 22): In the coming weeks, you should refrain from wrestling with problems that resist your solutions. Be discerning about how you use your superior analytical abilities. Devote yourself solely to manageable dilemmas that are truly respon sive to your intelligent probing. PS: I feel sorry for people who aren’t receptive to your input, but you can’t force them to give up their igno rance or suffering. Go where you’re wanted. Take power where it’s offered. Meditate on the wisdom of Anaïs Nin: “You cannot save people. You can only love them.”

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): I invite you to be the sexiest, most intriguing, most mysteri ous Scorpio you can be in the coming weeks. Here are ideas to get you started. 1) Sprinkle the phrase “in accordance with prophecy” into your conversations. 2) Find an image that symbolizes rebirth and revitalization arising out of disruption. Meditate on it daily until you actually experience rebirth and revitaliza tion arising out of disruption. 3) Be kind and merciful to the young souls you know who are living their first lifetimes. 4) Collect deep, dark secrets from the interesting people you know. Employ this information to plan how you will avoid the trouble they endured. 5) Buy two deluxe squirt guns and two knives made of foam rubber. Use them to wage playful fights with those you love.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There’s an ancient Greek saying, “I seek the truth, by which no one ever was truly harmed.” I regard that as a fine motto for you Sagittar ians. When you are at your best and brightest, you are in quest of the truth. And while your quests may sometimes disturb the status quo, they often bring healthy transformations. The truths you discover may rattle routines and disturb habits, but they ultimately lead

to greater clarity and authenticity. Now is an excellent time to emphasize this aspect of your nature.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Let’s imagine you are in your office or on the job or sitting at your kitchen table. With focused diligence, you’re working on solving a problem or improving a situation that involves a num ber of people. You think to yourself, “No one seems to be aware that I am quietly toiling here behind the scenes to make the magic happen.” A few days or a few weeks later, your efforts have been successful. The problem is resolved or the situation has improved. But then you hear the people involved say, “Wow, I wonder what happened? It’s like things got fixed all by themselves.” If a scenario like this happens, Capricorn, I urge you to speak up and tell everyone what actually transpired.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): To honor your entrance into the most expansive phase of your astrological cycle, I’m calling on the counsel of an intuitive guide named Nensi the Mercury Priestess. She offers the follow ing advice. 1) Cultivate a mindset where you expect something unexpected to happen. 2) Fantasize about the possibility of a surprising blessing or unplanned-for miracle. 3) Imagine that a beguiling breakthrough will erupt into your rhythm. 4) Shed a few preconceptions about how your life story will unfold in the next two years. 5) Boost your trust in your deep self’s innate wisdom. 6) Open yourself more to receiving help and gifts.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Author Colin Wilson describes sex as “a craving for the mingling of consciousness, whose symbol is the mingling of bodies. Every time partners slake their thirst in the strange waters of the other’s identity, they glimpse the immensity of their freedom.” I love this way of under standing the erotic urge and recommend you try it out for a while. You’re entering a phase when you will have extra power to refine and expand the way you experience blending and merging. If you’re fuzzy about the meaning of the words “synergy” and “symbiosis,” I sug gest you look them up in the dictionary. They should be featured themes for you in the coming weeks.


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Healthy, fit, adventurous, grounded, playful guy seeking a woman who understands and believes in herself — who is healthy and wants to build a deep, fun, playful, adventurous partnership that is expanding. If we don’t feel connected with our first kiss, well… I am passionate and creative in many ways and want to share that part of me. Much to share. Deeg, 59 seeking: W, l


I’m healthy, financially secure and live in a beautiful spot in central Vermont. Retired to spend more time with my dog, hiking, cooking good food, traveling, fishing and playing music — all much more fun with someone to share the enjoyment with! If you have some mutual interests, let’s meet over coffee, lunch or a short hike and discuss the future. forestman2, 68 seeking: W, l

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I’m a feminine trans woman with a good sense of humor. I want a special someone. I like dinner and a movie or a baseball game, ride the bike path and see shows at Higher Ground. I love my record collection and taking care of my house. I’m looking for some companionship and love, building a good relationship. Luv2BaGurl 62, seeking: M, W, TM, TW, Q, NC, NBP, l

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We are an older and wiser couple discovering that our sexuality is amazingly hot! Our interest is another male for threesomes or a couple. We’d like to go slowly, massage you with a happy ending. She’d love to be massaged with a happy ending or a dozen. Would you be interested in exploring sexuality with a hot older couple? DandNformen 62, seeking: M, TM, NC, Cp, l


Fun married couple in their 30s looking for a female or couples for casual dates. We like the outdoors. 3inthevt 36, seeking: W, Cp, Gp


Married for two wonderful years and known each other for 12. We are honest people. We are looking for another couple to go have drinks with, go on an adventure with. We are very discreet with our lives and enjoy privacy. Good hygiene is a must, and no drugs, please, If you’re out there, we would love to meet you. kjgray8784 38, seeking: W, Cp, l


We are looking for a man to have sex with my wife as I watch or join in. I want no interaction with the man. Just fun. No STDs, but bareback. Can be more than one man with my wife. tracker17, 66 seeking: M, l


My husband and I are looking for some fun with a woman or a couple to join us for some drinks and a good time. Let us know if you are interested. Torshamayo, 39, seeking: M, W, Cp


Adventurous, educated, attractive couple married 14 years interested in meeting others for some wine, conversation, potential exploration and safe fun. She is 42 y/o, 5’11, dirty blond hair. He is 43 y/o, 5’10, brown hair. Seeking Cp or W. ViridisMontis, 45, seeking: Cp

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You left some dog treats for Ruby at my car at Shelburne trails. Can I thank you with a drink? When: Saturday, September 24, 2022. Where: Shelburne Bay Park. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915636


You make beautiful jewelry. I’ve loved seeing you this summer at the market! I’m the one who is always smiling at you when we lock eyes. Is that your boyfriend who’s always around? If not, I’d love to get to know you. Maybe we could polish our planishing hammers sometime.

When: Saturday, September 17, 2022. Where: Shelburne market. You: Woman. Me: Gender nonconformist. #915635


Where have you gone? I’ve missed your beautiful face every Sunday. What happened? You know who I am. I miss your killer tunes and beautiful smile. Coffee sometime? Maybe a jam sesh? When: Sunday, June 5, 2022. Where: Barrio bakery. You: Man. Me: Gender non-conformist. #915634


To the guy who asked me to catch some live music: I’m sorry my response was so awful and awkward. I have a boyfriend, and I should have just said that. You seem like a nice person, so I didn’t want you to think it had anything to do with you. Hope you were able to find some good tunes. When: Friday, September 16, 2022. Where: Burlington. You: Man. Me: Woman. #915633


We met at Petco, and you showed me a picture of your dog, Riley, while making her a new tag. Does she want to meet for a puppy playdate? Let us know! When: Monday, September 12, 2022. Where: Petco. You: Man. Me: Woman. #915628


We chatted and shared a few laughs. You are the cute brunette with the Tigger shirt. I’m the man who’s gray around the edges and told you a joke. ought maybe we had a moment. Would you like to grab a coffee and chat? When: Saturday, September 17, 2022. Where: Replays. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915632


We talked about the trails on the mountain and about your work as a traveling nurse — up here until December. Afterward, I was sorry we weren’t going down the same way. If you’d like to get together for a hike or a coffee, that would be cool. When: Saturday, September 17, 2022. Where: the summit of Camel’s Hump. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915631


I spied you over some apple crisp and a stack of Breton crackers while you sat at the bar. Your eyes locked with mine more than once in a playful manner, but you may have been reacting to my flatulence. Care to meet up again at the same place? I’ll bring some Bean-o. When: Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Where: Winooski. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915630


I was sitting on my porch. You were walking by and asked to borrow a phone charger. I think you could tell I was into you. You said you hoped to see me again. Maybe responding to my iSpy is easier than catching me on the porch. When: Monday, September 12, 2022. Where: down the hill from UVM. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915627


Chatting with you. Should have gotten your number. I think we should chat. When: Saturday, September 10, 2022. Where: Sandbar. You: Man. Me: Woman. #915625


Saw you dropping off my trash and recycling at CSWD. You were in scrubs. I was questioning my parking abilities. Your smile made my day, and your encouragement for better parking days ahead felt right. Coffee? Talk trash? When: Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Where: CSWD drop-off center. You: Man. Me: Woman. #915629


You were spending a lovely day at the beach, as was I. If I had it to do over again, I wouldn’t have changed a thing but maybe would have tried to have been more engaging with you. Just was respecting your and your friend’s space. Perhaps another time, another place. When: Sunday, September 11, 2022. Where: Lake Caspian, Greensboro. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915626


To the love of my life: I see you in my dreams. I see you during my waking moments. I’ve watched you grow into the most beautiful woman, mother and best friend I could ever ask for. I look forward to the many more years to come. Your Papa Bear. When: Friday, September 9, 2022. Where: dreamland. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915624


You: a trans woman who stopped in at my place of work to discuss a mutual project. Me: cis woman. I see you. I saw how comfortable you seemed in your own skin. I don’t know you or know your path, but I’m so proud of you for being you and being true to yourself. Keep on being you! When: Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Where: around town. You: Trans woman. Me: Woman. #915623



You: tall, pretty woman with glasses, beautiful long, curly black hair, fetching sparkly black pants/vest outfit. Me: tall man, salt/pepper hair, pink blazer and tie, kept noticing you as we walked around the Daysies party. I wanted to say hi, didn’t find the opportunity among the gaggle of revelers. Would you care to share a hello some other time soon? When: Friday, August 5, 2022. Where: Daysies party, ECHO Center. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915602

De T. Totelli ,

De Rev end,

I’m 70, my BFF is 50, and we have a good relationship. She’s trying to stop drinking, and the last couple of days, she hasn’t drank. Is it natural for a person who has been trying to stop drinking to get depressed and sleep all day? I’m worried about her mood, but she’s been on 14 different antidepressants and none of them has worked.


I really hate to resort to this because it never works, and, quite honestly, if someone iSpied me, I would probably freak out. You had long, curly blond hair, were wearing black shorts/black top, and were taking a picture of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. I walked by and said hello, and we ended up walking the same way. When: Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Where: Shelburne Farms. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915620


To the brunette woman who drives for Culligan (I can’t remember your name): I just wanted to say I think you are totally sexy! Would love to get to know you sometime when you aren’t lugging jugs of water! When: ursday, August 25, 2022. Where: carrying lots of water. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915622


I sang “Babylon,” and your entire table sang along to “ e Freshmen” by the Verve Pipe during my gig in Jeffersonville. I loved your enthusiasm and your silvery hair. Care to meet up for a drink? When: ursday, September 8, 2022. Where: the Village Tavern. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915621


We were at the bottom of the Intervale hill around 7 a.m.; you were coming down while I was starting up. We smiled, and I said “Mornin’” as you zoomed past. When: Monday, September 5, 2022. Where: Intervale Rd. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915619


Labor Day afternoon. You: in a green hoodie. Me: in a raincoat and mask. We kept crossing paths in the aisles. At the checkout line, you said it was the last time we’d do that — I hope not. Next time, let’s just go shopping together! When: Monday, September 5, 2022. Where: Montpelier Shaw’s. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915618


You had a super-cute kitty in the car while you were waiting for your to-go order outside. I should have told you about how I just started bringing my cat out to the park and how we should have a little cat play date. If you see this and are single, I’d love to do that. When: ursday, August 18, 2022. Where: Tiny ai. You: Man. Me: Woman. #915611


You were leaving the store with your motorcycle helmet in tow and said something about forgetting something. I was wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses and managed a sheepish smile. Safe travels, and if you read this and want to connect, please drop me a line. When: Sunday, August 28, 2022. Where: outside Famous Footwear. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915615


You: lithe, short-haired blonde, pretty cream-and-black dress, black heels. Me: tall, glasses, ball cap, tomato-colored shirt, jeans. My comment on your pretty dress and how nice to see someone dressed up in Middlebury was answered with a big “ ank you” and lovely smile. I had to rush off. Care to have another coffee or perhaps lunch together?

When: Wednesday, August 24, 2022. Where: Otter Creek Bakery, Middlebury. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915612


2:15 p.m. You: woman with F250 truck, headed to the beach. Me: man with CX5, headed to my deck. How about we meet in between for a drink? (We needn’t talk of yard waste.) When: Saturday, August 13, 2022. Where: McNeil power plant yard waste facility. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915606


We met outside the Waterville market on the 109. We chatted about your dogs, young Daisy and her Rottweiler mom — both present in the car. You work long weeks in caregiving. Me: Chris. Gray beard, cap, dark T-shirt. You seemed very sweet and so lovely! Drop me a line here if you’d like to get in touch. When: Saturday, August 6, 2022. Where: Waterville market. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915603


Met you on top of Hunger Mountain. You were with two friends. Did we almost make a connection, except for me not getting it? If so, let’s do a hike together and get to know each other. When: Wednesday, August 3, 2022. Where: Hunger Mountain. You: Woman. Me: Man. #915598

For a variety of reasons, a bunch of my friends have recently stopped drinking, and they all seem to be feeling pretty great. Quitting the booze isn’t easy, but it sounds like your pal has more going on than just going dry.

Is your friend currently on a prescription? I’m no doctor, but I do know that alcohol and antidepressants are not a good mix. Even a small amount of alcohol combined with some antidepressants can be dangerous. If she was drinking and taking medication up until just recently, there may be a residual reaction happening. I highly recommend that she consult her physician immediately.

Speaking of, has your friend been honest with her doctor about her alcohol consumption? I’m all for little white lies when appropriate, but they have no place in the doctor’s office. Alcohol can make depression worse and harder to treat, and it can prevent some antidepressants from working properly. If she’s hesitant about telling her doctor everything, perhaps you could offer to attend her next appointment for some moral support.

Some people can struggle for years on different prescriptions. When they finally get the correct medication and lifestyle changes dialed in, it can make a world of difference.

Good luck and God bless, The Rev end

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