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assersby in Burlington’s City Hall Park cringed and covered their ears as opponents of the F-35 staged a noisy demonstration there on Tuesday morning. But it wasn’t chanting or speeches that caused those within earshot to wince in pain, as Kevin J. Kelley reported on the Off Message blog. It was what organizers said was a replication of the roar an F-35 would produce over downtown Winooski at an altitude of 1000 feet after takeoff from the Vermont Air Guard base at Burlington International Airport. “You’re making my walls vibrate!” a nearby resident complained to protest leader Chris Hurd at the conclusion of the six-minute-long blast of sound. David Harrison, who lives at 141 Main Street, told Hurd, “You’re disturbing businesses across the street.” Responding in unison, a couple of the F-35 opponents gathered for the media event responded to the complainers: “That’s exactly the point.” Prior to unleashing a thunderous din from a set of eight speakers mounted on a trailer, Hurd said he wanted to apologize to everyone in the area for what they were about to hear. “We never wanted to do this, but Miro
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It looks like Ken Picard and his bosses at Seven Days would fit right in with the Christian psychopaths from Topeka [“Vermont Police Take Hands-Off Approach to Investigating Massage-Parlor Prostitution,” June 12; “Unhappy Endings,” June 5] What is wrong with a massage parlor that sometimes helps an extremely horny man release tension? History has proven again and again that even a fairly sane man can become dangerous if he does not find an outlet to release his sexual tensions; many males do not have a ready wife or a girlfriend. Of course police, who are smarter than the rabid feminists and Christians, look the other way. They know that if they close these establishments, they would be dealing with much nastier problems — like rape. They would rather ignore an illegal blow job than see a dead, raped woman. I lived in Stuttgart, Germany, where prostitution is legal, licensed and taxed, and my girlfriend at that time wasn’t afraid of walking through a park at three in the morning by herself. Here, every other woman is scared of being attacked, even in broad daylight, and all parents are scared for their daughters. I am. I have two little girls. In the summer, this town can create a dangerous mix: pretty, half-naked young women strutting the streets and young men full of hormones with nowhere to go to release the pressure. As to the exploitation of the women working in those parlors, I used to know some prostitutes personally. Some were
happy with their situation; some weren’t. But they all would rather do that than work in a supermarket for $7 an hour. I can assure you that the women you do-gooders tried to help now hate you. They have lost their income, instead of earning protection and decent working conditions. Maybe you should hire them at Seven Days? Evzen Holas
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Re [“Vermont Police Take Hands-Off Approach to Investigating Massage-Parlor Prostitution,” June 12; “Unhappy Endings,” June 5]: I am a nationally certified massage therapist practicing in Vermont since 1997. I have also been licensed and worked in New Hampshire and Maine. I oppose mandatory regulation of massage therapists because it burdens legitimate massage practitioners while failing to deter criminals. When human trafficking or prostitution is exposed, there are calls to license massage therapists. California, Florida and Texas regulate massage therapists and are among the worst states for human trafficking. Ohio became the first U.S. state to license massage therapists in 1916; the Ohio Human Trafficking Commission said Toledo has the highest per capita rate of human trafficking in the nation. Some towns even require background checks and fingerprinting before issuing massage permits, yet crimes continue, while practitioners with no criminal history are treated like offenders.
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In 2010, the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation reviewed data and public testimony. OPR decided against regulating Vermont’s massage therapists because evidence demonstrates that licensing does not achieve what its proponents claim. OPR’s report noted, “The pursuit of regulation in Vermont is part of the national [massage] organizations’ nation-wide coordinated legislative agenda.” These organizations see a lucrative revenue source in Vermont massage therapists paying membership dues and tuition for education required under their licensing proposals. Creating a safer culture includes investigating and prosecuting crime and protecting its victims, not regulating legitimate practitioners. Sheryl rapée-Adams
The title of my painting is wrong in Kevin Kelley’s review of “Inner Doors” [Art Review, June 19] at the Vermont Supreme Court. The title should have been “Archie”
sensibility? To our good sense? To serious, critical journalism? In the 1980s there were a large number of rental additions to existing houses in Burlington. Individually they were legal, unobtrusive and harmless to the general fabric of the city. Collectively they were a disaster, a blight; the city’s planning commission came to understand that, and the practice was stopped. We are facing a similarly selfdestructive process with the proposed “development” of the last significant natural areas of the city. Proponents will argue that these are individual, private properties, but the fact is that the benefits they confer as open, natural spaces are collective and public, and the costs of their destruction are as well. Burlington has moved to protect the public value of private space in its more laissez-faire past: the Arms Park, Leddy Park, South Park and Oakledge Park were all donated or purchased to create a more livable city. If we want our population to grow, we need more open space, not less. Burlington College does not need to grow; it needs to grow up and recognize the issues of our time, not just those of our community. It has an opportunity to expand the use of one of the most important buildings — now half empty — in our community and preserve the pristine hillside beauty of its site. If it doesn’t know how to do that, it should move and make room for an institution that can. mannie lioni
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dairy farmer BILL calls himself a lifelong Republican, but his party’s epic failure to steer a farm bill through the U.S. House last week left him seething. “I thought it was a pitiful display of leadership on behalf of the House,” he says. “Good lord, how in the world could you have such a childish display and call it leadership?” As vice president of the Vermont-based Dairy Farmers Working Together, Rowell has spent the past seven years trying to talk Congress into addressing chronic price volatility in the dairy industry. His best chance yet came last Thursday when the House considered a five-year renewal of the expired farm bill. In it was a new program that would allow dairy farmers to insure themselves against increases in the price of feed and decreases in the price of milk. Equally important, dairy advocates say, the voluntary program would penalize farmers who rapidly expand their herds when w w w . e s s e x o u t l e t s . c o m milk prices drop, which has the effect of 21 ESSEX WAY, ESSEX JUNCTION, VT | 802.878.2851 further depressing prices. “When dairy is down, it has a real impact Untitled-14 1 6/24/13 11:08 AMon the economics of our state,” Rowell says. “It’s imperative we get this stabilized. It’s imperative we get a farm bill.” But in the present political climate, that’s not looking likely. For decades, farm bill renewals have sailed through Congress, thanks to a mostly nonpartisan alliance between rural members who support the bill’s ag programs and urban members who support its nutritional-assistance programs. That calculus still holds in the Senate, which voted twice in the past two years for a new farm bill — most recently earlier this month, by a vote of 66 to 27. Not so in the hyper-partisan, gerrymanReVive dered House. Trish McEvoy Fearing the wrath of his Tea PartyLaura Mercier dominated caucus, Speaker JOHN BOEHNER didn’t even bother to bring a committeeSkinCeuticals passed version of the bill to the floor last Kiehl’s Since 1851 year. When he finally did last week, his bareMinerals by Bare Escentuals fellow Rs tore the fragile compromise ...and many more!! apart, stripping it of its dairy stabilization program and further slashing food stamp benefits. Rep. COLLIN PETERSON (D-Minn.), the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, had promised his Republican counterpart, Rep. FRANK LUCAS (R-Okla.), 40 Democratic votes to get the bill across Corner of Main & Battery Streets, the finish line. Among them was that of Burlington, VT • 802-861-7500 Vermont’s own Congressman PETER WELCH. www.mirrormirrorvt.com Peterson and Lucas even tasked Welch with whipping his caucus to support the dairy provision, even though the
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Vermonter left the ag committee at the end of last year. But after Republicans amended the bill to death, Welch and other Democrats bolted. In the end, just 24 Dems voted for it, while 62 Republicans voted against it. The final vote was 195 to 234. “In my view, there was bad faith by the Republican leadership,” Welch says. “Because if their goal was to pass a bill, then they had to work with the bipartisan compromise that had been reached by the ag committee. And that was going to be tough for people like me to vote for — very tough.” Tough because even the committeepassed compromise Welch supported included $20 billion in cuts to food stamp programs, which Hunger Free Vermont program director DORIGEN KEENEY describes as “draconian.”
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According to Keeney, the House bill would have thrown 7000 Vermonters off 3SquaresVT, the state’s federally funded food stamp program, and reduced benefits received by another 10,000 Vermonters. Facing what he called a “legislative dilemma,” Welch says he sympathized with advocates such as Keeney who oppose what he calls “extreme food stamp cuts” but felt it was important to move the farm bill — and its dairy stabilization program — forward. Welch says he was confident that when the House and Senate versions were reconciled in conference committee, Sen. PATRICK LEAHY (D-Vt.) and other Senate Democrats would have been able to blunt the impact of the cuts. But in the end, the House went too far for Welch. Under pressure from dairy processors, Boehner personally lobbied to cut the dairy stabilization bill — a departure from tradition for a House speaker. And Boehner’s rightwing, er, right-hand man, Majority Leader ERIC CANTOR (R-Va.) lobbied for an amendment that would increase work requirements for food stamp recipients. When both amendments passed, Welch balked. And walked. “The speaker and the majority leader both actively intervened to unravel the compromise that was reached in committee,” Welch says, calling the outcome for Vermont dairy farmers “really cruel.”
So what happens next? “There’s no clear path forward at the moment,” says DIANE BOTHFELD, the state’s deputy secretary of agriculture and a supporter of the stabilization program. “Nobody’s talking about next steps, so that’s pretty concerning.” When the House failed to act last year, the Senate agreed to a one-year extension of the current farm bill, but Senate Majority Leader HARRY REID (D-Nev.) said Monday he wouldn’t do the same this year if the law expires in September without action. “This is Boehner’s call, totally,” Welch says. “He has to decide whether he wants to ratchet the dials to the extreme wing of the Republican party by increasing, yet again, food stamp cuts to get another 70 votes. Or does he want to work with Democrats who are willing to work with him to get us to 218?”
If things get too hot for Welch this summer, at least he can look forward to a weekend of relaxation at the Woodstock Inn with a few of his closest lobbyist friends. Over the weekend of August 16, Welch will be hosting a “Summer in Vermont” fundraiser, described in an invitation from his campaign as “a weekend of hiking, brewery tours, golf and more…” No word on whether the “more…” refers to skinny-dipping in the Ottauquechee or gathering around a bonfire under a full moon. The price of admission? According to the invitation, it’s $5000 for two “PAC attendee[s]” — translation: D.C. lobbyists — $2500 for one and just $2000 for non-PAC-men. But sorry, guys, “You are responsible for the cost of your flight & room.” After spending Saturday touring the Long Trail brewery or playing a round of golf, out-of-town guests will dine with Welch at Quechee’s Simon Pearce restaurant, where even local yokels can get in on the schmoozing. According to a separate invitation that’s been distributed within the state, Vermonters can pony up $1000 a person or $1500 a pair to join. According to Sunlight Foundation editorial director BILL ALLISON, whose organization tracks political fundraising, only about 10 percent of congressmen hold such fundraising trips for D.C. lobbyists. And while they’re perfectly legal, he says, they’re not very transparent — because there’s simply no way to find out about them unless you happen upon an invitation. “The real problem with these events is you’re going to have lobbyists and big donors able to spend a significant amount
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employees of the company. “I really didn’t see this coming,” says Laird, a 57-year-old father of three. “It came as a complete surprise to me.” Between the two of them, Laird and Starinskas spent more than half a century at the paper. Laird first joined the Herald for a three-year stint in 1977 and returned in the mid-1990s, he says. Starinskas has worked for the paper since 1980. In an upbeat and classy post to his Facebook page last week, Starinskas called himself “privileged” to have spent more than 30 years photographing Rutland residents, “excited” by his future and “saddened by the job eliminations.” Pollack, who has edited the company’s four business-oriented monthlies since August 2008, says she was “absolutely shocked” that her position was cut. “I don’t know what that bodes for those particular papers, but I hope they continue to be published,” she said, adding that she hopes her freelance writers and editors will still have work. Like many dailies in Vermont and throughout the country, the Herald and its sister paper, the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, have been bleeding staff for years. The company laid off 14 workers at the height of the recession in January 2009 and another 25 after spring rains in 2011 flooded the Times Argus’ Barre headquarters and destroyed its printing press. The Herald laid off its last editor, Randal SMatheRS, in October of that year and has since eliminated through attrition two fulltime jobs on its sports desk. The Vermont Press Bureau, which covers state government for the two papers, dropped from three reporters to one during the last legislative session, though the company recently advertised for one of those positions. One job that still looks pretty safe? Mitchell’s. After all, his grandfather and namesake, RobeRt W. Mitchell, bought the paper in 1942, and his father, R. John Mitchell, has served as publisher since 1993. Nice job security, if you can get it. m
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With little fanfare beyond a change in the masthead, the heir apparent to Vermont’s most storied newspaper company was recently named editor of the Rutland Herald. We’d tell you when exactly Rob Mitchell got the job, but neither he nor the rest of the paper’s top brass would return our calls last week. That might be because Mitchell wasn’t eager to discuss one of his first acts as editor: presiding over the layoffs of at least four Herald staffers. Last week the paper eliminated the positions of chief photographer Vyto assistant sports editor StaRinSkaS, caRleton laiRd, New England Business Journals editor Robin Pollack and a customer service representative, according to half a dozen current and former
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Feral hogs aren’t a problem in Vermont — yet. But they have proved incredibly destructive to property and wildlife habitat in states where they’ve proliferated. Part of the Sportsmen’s Act of 2013 would ban the importation and possession of feral hogs in Vermont. “They outcompete other species,” says Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry. “They can thrive in almost any environment. So once they take hold in the wild, they can be extremely difficult to get rid of.” Only one facility in Vermont is known to have feral hogs: Wild Hill Preserve, a captive-hunting park in West Fairlee, where hunters pay $750 to hunt Russian boars imported from Canada. Wild Hill co-owner Marlene Richter says she believes her husband, Bill, has already killed off all of the hogs in compliance with the new law. But she calls the situation “completely absurd.” “Our boars have never gotten out in 52 years,” she says, adding, “There’s a bigger danger from farm pigs. Any farmer’s pig that gets out in a very short time will become feral.” Marlene Richter says she’s not sure the hunting park will remain open without big pigs.
Dog-breeding businesses are supposed to be licensed by the state. For years, however, Vermont law has had a loophole that allows breeders to avoid regulation if they claim the animals are for personal use. H.50, a pet-dealer bill passed this session, closes that loophole by subjecting to inspections anyone who sells or exchanges animals from three or more litters. Dealers would need a permit from the town and to allow entry to its animal-control officers. Joanne Bourbeau, northeast regional director for the Humane Society of the United States, says the bill is aimed at “the backyard commercial breeder” selling animals from a home-based business. The problem, Bourbeau explains, is that a lot of home breeders aren’t properly vaccinating animals or otherwise caring for them, but the old law didn’t allow for inspection of the premises unless abuse or neglect was suspected. Animal-welfare advocates hope the new authority empowers towns to spot potential problems before they escalate into situations like the 2011 Bakersfield puppy-mill case, in which humane society agents seized 60 Labrador retriever puppies living in unsanitary conditions from a home breeder. After numerous failed attempts to find common ground on the pet-dealer bill, state Rep. John Bartholomew (D-Hartland) was tapped last year to broker a compromise that could win support of the three main interest groups: the Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs, which represents breeders; the Humane Society; and the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association. Bartholomew is a retired veterinarian — he worked at a National Institutes of Health animal lab — and says he spent the summer and fall of 2012 moderating peace talks between
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“The boar is basically our biggest thing. We have people coming from different countries to hunt here,” she says. “So I don’t know if it pays for us to operate.”
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“Nuisance bears” are a growing problem in Vermont as bruins venture further into human-occupied territory. But so is one surprisingly popular human response: shooting them. Commissioner Berry says 36 nuisance bears were killed in 2012 — and most of those deaths were preventable. When the Sportsmen’s Act takes effect July 1, it’ll be illegal to kill a nuisance bear without first attempting “reasonable” nonlethal measures to protect property. That includes simple fixes such as taking down bird feeders and more costly ones such as installing electric or chain-link fences. “We don’t have a bear-management problem; we have a people-management problem,” is Berry’s favorite line. “They wouldn’t come around if there wasn’t an available source of food.” The new law does have exceptions if a bear poses an imminent physical
threat. As Berry puts it, if a bear comes charging through your screen door, you can shoot it. That might have protected Shumlin in his infamous naked encounter with a bear last year, when he discovered one going after his bird feeders at home in East Montpelier. A related provision of the new law prohibits the intentional feeding of black bears, which to date has not been illegal. Berry says the practice is more common than one might think, noting that a Cabot woman was hospitalized a couple of years ago after getting between a mother and her cub. “They think they’re doing these animals a favor,” Berry says of bear feeders. “These animals evolved living in this climate and this landscape, and they do just fine.” Finally, the Sportsmen’s Act repeals state-funded reimbursement for property damage caused by bears and deer. Historically, Berry says, a property owner could take no precautions to ward off bears, but when the animals damaged their property, they could send the Department of Fish & Wildlife the bill. Some years, Berry says, that tab has been as much as $10,000.
the stakeholders. By the time a bill emerged in 2013, it had enough buy-in to pass with unanimous support. At the bill signing on June 14, Gov. Peter Shumlin used a poodle-shaped pen. “A couple of dogs showed up,” Bartholomew adds.
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it bulls have a PR problem. At least, that’s what the Humane Society of Chittenden County is arguing in a new ad campaign designed to debunk what they say are myths about so-called “bully” breeds. The ads feature pit bulls adopted from the Human Society posing with Miss Vermont Sarah Westbrook, lovingly playing with children and lounging with other dogs. The message? Pit bulls can play well with others. Megan Stearns, Humane Society director of development and outreach, says pit bulls have been unfairly branded as aggressive and dangerous, owing mostly to their use as guard dogs and in illegal dogfights. That has made Vermonters reluctant to adopt them, she says. In fact, “pit bull” is a catchall term referring to any of several breeds with blocky heads, wide jaws and stocky, muscular stances: American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers or Staffordshire bull terriers. Humane Society employees admit they bought into the pit bull stigma at one point, too, scrutinizing would-be owners of bully breeds more rigorously than people adopting other breeds. But that’s changing. “I’ve met some really bite-y bichons,” says canine supervisor Robyn Santor, referring to small, fluffy bichon frises. The Humane Society evaluates a dog based on its “bite threshold” — whether a dog bites immediately when provoked — and its “bite inhibition,” which is how hard a dog bites down. “That has nothing to do with the dog’s breed,” Santor says. “It’s all about that dog’s personality and tolerances and how they’ve been socialized.” But some Vermont towns and cities have enacted ordinances that ban or strictly regulate pit bull ownership. Highgate prohibits residents from owning pit bulls. So does St. Albans Town, which singled out American Staffordshire terriers a decade ago in response to a perceived uptick in pit bull ownership among suspected drug dealers, according to animal control officer David McWilliams. McWilliams says he prefers a case-bycase approach over sweeping bans when it comes to dealing with aggressive dogs. He notes that state law already gives town officials the power to investigate dog bites;
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officials have to hold a hearing after a complaint about so-called “vicious” dogs and can order a dog be muzzled, chained, confined or humanely put down. But McWilliams acknowledges there are problem pit bulls. Two years ago in St. Albans City, a chained pit bull lunged through a car’s sunroof to attack two Pomeranians. The same dog also bit a jogger running down the street. In the end, the city council and manager ordered the dog to a local animal shelter, where it was later euthanized. Town-wide pit bull bans are still pretty rare in Vermont. More common is what Stearns calls “rampant” pit bull discrimination. About once a month, she says, the humane society hears from a pit bull owner who has been turned down for a rental apartment. Some insurance companies charge pit bull owners higher premiums for homeowner policies or refuse to cover claims for bites
inflicted by pit bulls, rottweilers or wolf hybrids. Farmers Insurance Group stopped covering those breeds in California earlier this year after a review of claims showed the three accounted for more than 25 percent of dog bite claims. Colleen Lynn, of Austin, Texas, founded DogsBite.org after she was attacked by a leashed pit bull in Seattle in 2007. The dog crushed her arm and landed Lynn in the hospital. Lynn notes that through selective breeding, pit bulls have developed tremendous jaw strength and a “hold and shake” bite style; rather than bite and release, she says, pit bulls tend to “bite and hold on.” Lynn hadn’t seen the humane society’s ad campaign until a reporter described it to her. Her reaction? It’s perpetuating misinformation. “Our perspective is that every pit bull is born with a dangerous tool kit, period,” says Lynn. Not every dog will go
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on to use those tools, but ignoring genetics is “killing people,” she says. Proponents of breed-specific laws say that nationwide, pit bulls and pit bull mixes accounted for 62 percent of fatal and disfiguring dog attacks between 1982 and 2013, and that pit bull maulings are the most severe. But there’s no national system for tracking dog bites in the U.S., and pit bull advocates say there’s little evidence that banning the dogs results in fewer attacks. In 2008, the Netherlands repealed its 15-year-old ban on pit bulls because there was no noticeable decrease in dog bites. The Toronto Humane Society reported a similar phenomenon five years after Ontario enacted a breed ban. Two years ago, pit bull owner Jana Seitzer of Essex Junction adopted Alize, an American Staffordshire terrier, from the humane society. The dog has been great with the family’s four kids, Seitzer says, noting she believes a pit bull’s temperament has more to do with how it’s treated and trained than with DNA. “My pit bull doesn’t go out and eat people for the sake of it,” she says jokingly.
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in the past two years, says Chief Michael Schirling. “If you don’t give people options for doing what they want to do, they do it whether or not it’s legal,” observes Ed Pais, who is chairman of the off-leash work group. Most of the time, Pais exercises his 7-year-old Manchester terrier, Hailey, by tossing a ball to her in the backyard of his home in the southeast corner of the city. Only “very occasionally” does he take Hailey to the waterfront dog run, because it’s not convenient to go there. Parks and rec director Jesse Bridges recently told the city council that his department is “prepared to move forward immediately” in identifying “off-leash opportunities throughout the city.” Parks
urlington may soon be more Fido-friendly, thanks to dog owners who have long been lobbying the city and its neighborhood planning assemblies. An “off-leash work group” has been meeting for months to identify more spaces where dogs can run free. To legally release their dogs, South End residents must travel to one of the two fenced-in dog runs the city established 15 years ago: Starr Farm in the New North End or a portion of the waterfront “urban reserve” north of the Moran Plant. Letting your dog off leash anywhere else can result in hefty fines: up to $100 for the first offense and $500 for repeat violations. The Burlington Police Department has ticketed 30 dog owners — and impounded eight dogs — for lack of restraint
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Is It Possible to Keep Erotic Massage Parlors Out of Vermont?
hat’s become of the women who worked at the three Chittenden County massage parlors Seven Days exposed for prostitution and suspected human trafficking? Authorities won’t discuss — or don’t know — the fates of the female spa employees named in the June 5 cover story “Unhappy Endings: Getting a Grip on Vermont’s Asian Sex Market.” All three spas named in the article have since shut down. A fourth “erotic” massage parlor in Essex, The Evergreen Spa, closed voluntarily after Chittenden County State’s Attorney T.J. Donovan sent a warning letter to the building’s landlord, Kevin Macy. It appears three of the four businesses relocated their female employees before authorities had an opportunity to question them or offer them safe haven. River Spa in Burlington closed up shop within 24 hours of the story’s publication, and Seiwa Spa packed up and left Essex three days later. Accompanied by a Korean-language interpreter, detectives from the Williston Police Department had an opportunity to question two Harmony Health Spa employees before the spa closed permanently on the weekend of June 16. They’d previously told Seven Days they work seven days a week, up to 13 hours a day. Donovan would not elaborate on who accompanied the cops or what services were offered. But he confirmed they were unsuccessful in convincing either woman to cooperate or accept assistance from victims’ advocates. He added police have had “very little contact with these women” believed to be of Korean descent who have limited English-language skills or knowledge of the communities in which they lived and worked. Donovan says the fact the women did not accept help “does not surprise me, because that has been the case for the last 10 years” in dealing with these kinds of establishments. “It raises real concerns about the wellbeing and safety of these women, when we don’t know where they go and they disappear,” Donovan says. “That’s why we’ve struggled to develop a new approach.” What’s that new approach? On June 26, members of the Vermont Human Trafficking Task Force will meet to discuss the response to the Chittenden County spas, as well as the May 7 police raids on
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Three massage parlors relocated their female employees before authorities had an opportunity to question them or offer them safe haven. two similar establishments in Bennington. According to Barbara Whitchurch, who chairs the task force, new protocols have been finalized on how Vermont’s emergency responders and victims’ advocates are supposed to handle future trafficking cases, including a “phone tree” of agencies that must be notified before a raid. Additionally, the Vermont-based nonprofit Give Way to Freedom and the International Institute of New England have just unveiled their own Rapid Response Support System for providing emergency shelter, food, medical care and counseling to suspected trafficking victims within the first 24 to 48 hours of their discovery. Edith Klimoski, Give Way to Freedoms director, declined to comment
on what, if anything, her organization did to reach out to the spa employees. Whitchurch, who is also public education coordinator of the Vermont Office of Crime Victim Services, says that one of the more “sinister” things she’s learned about traffickers is that some tell their employees not to speak to victims’ advocates because they work for police and cannot be trusted. “It’s really diabolical,” she says. Donovan stresses that most erotic massage parlors have ties to large, out-of-state criminal elements that are beyond the reach of local law enforcement. “Are we going to have stronger town ordinances? Are we going to have massage therapists licensed? I do think that there are some proactive steps that can be taken
that mitigate the chances of this happening again in Vermont,” Donovan says. In fact, a request that Vermont license its massage therapists, as some states have done, was rejected as recently as 2010. The American Massage Therapy Association and the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals proposed licensure in December of that year. But Christopher Winters, director of Vermont’s Office of Professional Regulation, recommended against it, writing there is “no indication that incompetent or unethical practitioners have sought regulation-free sanctuary in Vermont.” Winters specifically addressed the question of whether regulation would prevent criminal sexual activity from occurring under the guise of legitimate massage. He pointed out that in other states, such as Florida and New York, that have set minimum education, training and examination standards for their massage therapists, “it has not prevented illicit activity. At best, licensure has provided a thin curtain for it to hide behind.” But Secretary of State Jim Condos, who oversees the Office of Professional Regulation and the 45 professions it currently licenses, says he’s now willing to give the issue a fresh hearing. “In light of the prostitution and human trafficking issue that we’re facing in Vermont, I’m certainly willing to take another look at it,” he says. But Condos emphasizes that he doesn’t want a “kneejerk reaction to the problem” in the form of burdensome, costly or unnecessary laws. “Trafficking is a terrible issue,” Condos adds, “but we can’t just license massage therapists and think it’s going to go away.” What have other communities done? Two municipalities in New Jersey — South Brunswick and Mount Olive — enacted tough local ordinances to stem massage parlor prostitution. Following revelations that five massage parlors were tied to prostitution, human trafficking and money laundering, Mount Olive passed new health codes that require massage parlors to register their employees with the town and undergo criminal background checks. It also bans alcohol and sleeping quarters in those establishments. Employees may not touch a patron’s genitals or buttocks, which must also remain covered at all times, and the town can suspend a business for any criminal convictions involving sexual misconduct or “moral turpitude.” Massage Parlors
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Another municipality that’s faced similar problems is Warren, Ohio, a city of about 45,000 between Youngstown and Cleveland. With 10 erotic massage parlors within city limits and another two just outside town, it’s earned a reputation as the “massage parlor capital of Ohio,” according to Nate Brown, a community organizer with the Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative. Police discovered customers were driving from as far away as Detroit and Chicago to visit the 24-hour massage parlors, which were fronts for prostitution, trafficking and money laundering. For years, Brown explains, neither the mayor nor the local police expressed any interest in dealing with the problem until local faith-based groups and his own organization got involved. When Warren police finally raided eight massage parlors, they netted more than $100,000 in cash, prepaid cellphones, laptops and passports. Police discovered the female workers, most of whom were Korean, slept in sleeping bags on the premises and were regularly rotated from one massage parlor to another. The Warren City Council responded with an ordinance restricting hours of operation and imposed new training requirements and licensing fees on massage providers. Ohio is also now considering statewide legislation that would restrict any massage business from advertising unless it’s licensed. Brown explains that Warren’s new ordinance got approved in large part because it weeded out the unscrupulous practitioners without putting onerous requirements on bona fide massage therapists. As he explains, it isn’t difficult for massage therapists who are legit to prove their education and training. And those who aren’t, he says, don’t stick around for long. “We really stirred things up,” he adds, “and the public was firmly on our side.” m Disclosure: Ken Picard’s wife, Stacy Graczyk, is a deputy state’s attorney in Chittenden County. She had no professional involvement with this story.
and rec would establish specific hours at neighborhood parks, beaches and trails when canines could run untethered. The city has no money to acquire land for off-leash activities, so any additional dog runs would have to use existing park space. Oakledge Park would be a logical place to develop a South End dog run, says Pais. Before that can happen, though, the council’s ordinance committee must formalize the status of the dog runs at Starr Farm and the urban reserve, which were initiated on a trial basis in 1998. Additionally, the work group is asking the committee to revise the ordinance so that parks and rec is given the power to designate additional off-leash areas. Councilor Chip Mason (D-Ward 5), who chairs the ordinance committee, says those items have not yet been placed on the agenda. The work group also cites the need for improved compliance with doglicensing requirements. Burlington’s city clerk reports that 1255 dogs were licensed last year. But the Humane Society of Chittenden County estimates there are thousands of unlicensed dogs in Burlington. It bases that projection on a 2011-12 national pet owners survey that found a total of 78.2 million dogs in the United States, or roughly one for every four humans. Burlington’s 42,000 residents may thus own more than 10,000 dogs. The Queen City’s canine population may actually be among the highest in the country on a per capita basis. Vermont is said to rank first among the 50 states in the proportion of households with at least one pet. About 70 percent of Vermont homes have an animal in residence, according to an American Veterinary Medical Association survey. It costs $28 a year to license a spayed or neutered dog in Burlington; the fee is $48 for dogs who have not been fixed. Regardless of their reproductive status, “It’s very important that dogs have the opportunity to be off leash and with other dogs,” says Jeanne Chenoweth, interim CEO at the Humane Society of Chittenden County. “It’s a way of learning important socialization skills and a way of getting needed exercise.” City Councilor Tom Ayres (D-Ward 7), who preceded Chenoweth in the top job at the humane society, says he takes his two dogs — a mixed-breed and an Australian sheep dog — to the Starr Farm off-leash area at least twice a week. “It’s a very popular place,” notes Ayres, who lives about two miles from the dog park. m
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is the season to stock up on fireworks. But the Vermont in College of fine arts Montpelier will kick off the week of the Fourth with a different kind of spark — a literary one. From June 30 to July 4, several distinguished writers — guests of VCFA’s MFA in Writing program — will read from recent works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The readings are free and open to the public. So who’s coming? If you like poetry, you’ll want to see National Book Award winner and former New York poet laureate Jean Valentine, whose most recent book is Break the Glass (Copper Canyon, 2010). Of her work, New York Times Book Review critic David Kalstone said, “Valentine has a gift for tough strangeness, but also a dreamlike syntax and manner of arranging the lines of … short poems so as to draw us into the doubleness and fluency of feelings.” Nonfiction lovers should keep an eye out for Damien eChols. At the age of 18, he and two of his friends were wrongfully convicted of murder, and Echols was sentenced to death. They became known as the West Memphis Three, and their controversial case was profiled in the documentaries Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (and its two sequels) and West of Memphis. Echols, who spent nearly 18 years in prison before he was released in 2011, is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Life After Death (Plume, 2013), as well as a self-published memoir, Almost Home (2005). Headlining the event is novelist riCharD russo, whose book Empire Falls (Knopf, 2001) won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and was made into an HBO miniseries starring Paul Newman and Ed Harris. Russo is also the author of Straight Man (Random House, 1997) and Nobody’s Fool (Random House, 1993). His most recent work, Elsewhere, is a memoir that chronicles his relationship with his mother. After an onstage conversation with VCFA president (and fellow novelist) tom greene, Russo will be available for a book signing. In advance of the event, Seven Days spoke with Russo over the phone from his home in Portland, Maine, about fiction, nonfiction, the writing process and his future plans.
SEVEN DAYS: Though seen primarily as a novelist, you’ve recently published a memoir; let’s talk about the links between fiction and nonfiction. In your short story “The Whore’s child” [published in a collection of the same name, Vintage, 2003], Sister Ursula is writing a memoirtype piece in a fiction-writing class. She discovers that there’s a fine line between fact and fiction; that sometimes we create fiction in our own retelling of the “facts.” In writing Elsewhere, your first memoir, was there a similarly surprising process of discovery for you? RICHARD RUSSO: I’m so happy that you picked up on that parallel, because my experience in writing this memoir was not unlike Sister Ursula’s. She discovers, in telling the story — and having other people respond to her telling the story — that of course her memory is flawed, and she’s forced to confront something about her life that I think she may have known some part of in the back of her mind, but very deep in her own need to believe something else. And I discovered in writing Elsewhere, not that there was any great secret, so much as the fact that I just didn’t really understand, until writing this book, some aspects of the story of my own life, and the story of my mother’s life. People are always asking me, “Why’d you go all the way to the University of Arizona for college when you could have had a full scholarship to any school in the state of New York?” I always just told people that I wanted to study archaeology, and the best place to do that is in the
American Southwest. But when I started to sit down to write this story, I realized that that wasn’t true. Or it wasn’t completely true. That I went to the University of Arizona was something that my mother was at least as responsible for as I was. She’d drop little seeds of information as I would need them, and I realized that as much as I wanted to go to Arizona, she wanted to go there even more, for all different kinds of reasons. I wrote this book not because I knew the story, but because I didn’t. Writing this was the first time that there were certain aspects of my own life that finally made sense. SD: How was the process of discovery itself different when you were writing your memoir than when you’re writing fiction? RR: Well, when you’re writing a novel, it’s wonderful, because you’re learning about fictional characters. And the more you learn about them, the more real they become to you. And yet, they’re always full of surprises. And when you feel these surprises — when you get these insights about your characters, something you didn’t know about them before — it fills you with joy. It’s just wonderful. Unfortunately, you can have that same experience writing a memoir, and you discover something about your own life that you didn’t know. The difference is that it’s not nearly so joyful. Instead of feeling smart when you figure something out, you feel dumb for not having figured it out before [laughs]. SD: John Irving has said, “How can
you plot a novel if you don’t know the ending first?” But you’ve said, “Part of a fiction writer’s job is to make it look like he knew exactly what he was doing right from the start,” which implies that maybe you don’t know where you’re going when you begin. RR: Oh, I almost never know. And that John Irving quote is very famous, and I love it, even though I don’t work that way. I wish I could. He does, and I just have a world of admiration for anybody that can write a book that way. But you know, I have no statistics to back this up, but I suspect that there are probably as many people who stumble around in the dark like I do trying to figure out the size and the shape of the room, as work the way he does. SD: So you’ve written books of fiction and nonfiction, and a few screenplays. can we expect a book of poetry to round things out? RR: No, no, no. [Laughs.] I think not. I think for all kinds of reasons. Number one, I’d have to figure out how it’s done! It’s just one trick too many. I have enough trouble with the old tricks, the ones I’ve supposedly mastered. SD: Then what are you currently working on? RR: I’m working on a sequel to my novel Nobody’s Fool, which is called Everybody’s Fool. m
Richard Russo will converse with VCFA president Tom Greene on Tuesday, July 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, after which he’ll take audience questions and sign copies of his new book, Elsewhere. Free. vcfa.edu Other VCFA Readings: Visiting nonfiction writer damien Echols, Sunday, June 30, 7 p.m., in Alumni Hall. Visiting alumni nonfiction writer Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, and distinguished faculty in poetry Jean Valentine, Monday, July 1, 7 p.m., in College Hall Chapel. Visiting fiction writer John Warner, Thursday, July 4, 7 p.m., in College Hall Chapel. See extended interview with Richard Russo at 7dvt.com.
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he dust jacket of SUE HALPERN’s new book sends mixed messages right off the bat. The title sounds like the setup for a joke: A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home. But the subtitle isn’t funny at all. Lessons in the Good Life From an Unlikely Teacher suggests an earnest tutorial on right living. The photo of the winsome labradoodle, warm brown eyes staring straight into the camera, signals that this is the titular dog and presumably the teacher. In other words, expect heartwarming tales of a precocious canine who delivers unconditional love and puts judgmental humans to shame. And what is her tiny white cap, emblazoned with a red cross, meant to convey? The dog is … a nurse? All those assumptions are sort of true, and sort of not. Pransky the labradoodle is a therapy dog, as Halpern tells us immediately in the introduction to her book. The ensuing 300 pages chronicle the experiences the Vermont author and her intuitive pooch have over three years of Tuesday-morning visits to a local nursing home Halpern refers to as “County.” As anyone who has ever known a dog will expect, the pages are indeed filled with anecdotes about various nursing-home residents and how each reacts to — and, in some cases, is transformed by — the presence of a charming, patient, eager-to-bepetted pup. But, as anyone who has ever read Sue Halpern will expect, A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home is not a book of the Chicken Soup for the Soul ilk. The author of four previous titles — one of them about dementia and memory research — and numerous magazine articles, Ripton resident Halpern has been a Rhodes scholar and a Guggenheim fellow and is currently a scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College. She is married to author and environmental activist BILL MCKIBBEN. Halpern is not just a dog lover
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and a volunteer at a nursing home, but an intellectual, thoughtful and deeply perceptive one. She thinks, as naturally as breathing, about the causes of behavior, the underpinnings of morality and the meaning of existence. And Halpern is a gifted writer who effortlessly weaves philosophy, theology, psychology and neuroscience into gently humorous, vividly descriptive storytelling. One moment you’re reading about a cute dog; the next, you’re contemplating the teachings of ancient Greeks. Consequently, A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home is an unexpectedly profound and informative read, even as it entertains and, yes, warms the heart. Halpern is also a self-described introvert whose social reticence, she quickly realizes, is overruled — in fact, irrelevant — when Pransky does her “therapy” thing. I understood something about practical wisdom and moral behavior that I hadn’t before Pransky and I stepped into the nursing home: though I was in control of the leash, my dog was going to be my guide here. This was not because she was, as we like to imagine dogs, “nonjudgmental.” I had to assume she was making judgments about people and situations all the time. But watching Pransky was a revelation. “Prudence is prescriptive,” Aristotle wrote, “for its goal is determining what one must do or not do.” What Pransky could do, and I could not, yet, was meet people exactly where they were (disabled, jolly, mute, demented, frail, lonely, tired, chatty), without a moment’s hesitation, and that was a gift.
PRANSKY INTUITS WHICH RESIDENTS WANT HER TO CLIMB ONTO THEIR BED; WHICH ONES WILL SIMPLY STROKE HER HEAD; EVEN, SEEMINGLY, WHICH ONES NEED CREATURE COMFORT AS THEY EXIT THIS WORLD.
Halpern does not make clear exactly why she chose to turn Pransky into a
therapy dog, other than suggesting her pet seemed bored and needed a job. As the author spells out, the rules and tests for service animals are strict, and training her free-range “country” dog to walk with a leash and obey new, restrictive commands is not easy. With immense patience — and a little “cheating” — on Halpern’s part, Pransky eventually earns her license. At the nursing home, the tables are turned, in a manner of speaking. Halpern finds her presumptions, and her introspective personality, challenged. But affection comes naturally to her dog: Pransky intuits which residents want her to climb onto their bed; which ones will simply stroke her head; even, seemingly, which ones need creature comfort as they exit this world. Halpern observes and comments on these human-and-canine interactions; far from a detached bystander, she finds herself changed by them, too. “‘Fun’ is not a word I would have associated with spending time in a nursing home,” she writes. “Depressing, maybe, or unpleasant or sad, but not fun or enjoyable or entertaining.” But her time at County proves to be just that. Typically, Halpern bolsters personal experience with scientific data: [I]n a 2010 study on the health benefits of volunteering, 73 percent of the respondents said that volunteering lowered their stress levels, 89 percent reported that it enriched their sense of purpose in life. When she and Pransky enter a resident’s room for a visit, or are stopped in the hallway so someone can talk to the dog, Halpern feels, as she puts it, like “we were winning a lottery we hadn’t known we were playing.” For all its warm-and-fuzzy moments, A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home is clear-eyed about the debilitating consequences of aging — memory loss, physical infirmities, dependency, loneliness — and about death. Nor does Halpern avoid commentary on the physical, psychological and economic realities of caring for the elderly. Her descriptions sometimes suggest that she sees in County’s residents hard-won and undervalued virtues:
There are no awards for fortitude. It is rare that a medal is pinned on someone for pain and suffering, or for hanging on for the long haul despite obstacles, sadness, grief, and come-what-may. There was no award for Lizzie, for twenty years of entrapment in a twisted body, and none for the mother for standing by her. There was no award for Dottie, and none for Iris or Dan or any other resident of County or the people who cared for them… What Halpern finds at the nursing home, too, is compassion, love and devotion in generous supply. She finds that the residents are just like middle-aged people, but a few years older. And she finds that life itself is its own reward. It’s hard to “butt up against mortality” week after week, Halpern suggests, and not think about how not to squander your own years on this earth. Accordingly, as her book’s subtitle promises, Halpern explores what makes a good life — for humans and canines. “Pransky raises her nose to the air, breathes deeply, and charges ahead,” she concludes. “Though the ancients didn’t think so, there is wisdom in that, too.” A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life From an Unlikely Teacher by Sue Halpern, Riverhead Books, 312 pages. $26.95. Halpern discusses and signs her book on Thursday, July 18, 7 p.m., at Phoenix Books Burlington. Info, 448-3350. phoenixbooks.biz
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custom-made mid-20th-century furniture, Merrill notes. “Some years ago, it was seen by a lot of people as just used furniture,” he says. Merrill is hoping for a strong turnout by Burlington-area bidders, as well. “There’s lately been a lot of local interest in pieces from that period,” reports the grandson of the auction gallery’s founder, Nathan Merrill. The business grew out of Nathan’s work for Green Mountain Power, Ethan explains. “He was putting electrical wiring into homes, so he saw a lot of Vermont attics and got intrigued by what was stored there,” the grandson relates. “He eventually went into the antiques business in Burlington, and it all developed from there,” Merrill says with a wave of his hand toward the furniture, paintings, rugs, glassware, ceramics and assorted tchotchkes that fill the gallery. “What we offer has changed a lot since my grandfather’s time,” says Merrill, a former pitcher in the Boston Red Sox minors who with his brother, Todd, judges collectibles on the realitycompetition show “Picked Off” on the History channel. But the reality at the Williston auction house still looks and sounds much as it always has. m The decorative arts and Americana auction, which includes Andrew Szoeke furniture and other items, happens on Saturday, June 29, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Duane Merrill & Co. auction house on James Brown Drive in Williston. merrillsauction.com
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you may get what she’s got, but then you’ve got it — you’re not going to get it multiple times. If, alternatively, you’re into frequent one-off sex with partners who are similarly disposed, thereby exposing yourself to every bug variant on earth, I suppose you could get repeated infections marked by sore throats, but probably you’d also exhibit numerous other symptoms you don’t mention. So what follows is, of necessity, speculation. First we need to distinguish infections transmitted while having sex from sexually transmitted infections. You can pick up all sorts of germs from mere physical contact or proximity, including the rhinoviruses that might cause a sore throat. STIs, however, are transmitted
primarily through sexual activity. We’ll discuss only the latter here: • Chlamydia can be spread by oral sex and cause tonsillitis. So there’s a maybe. • Meningitis can be spread by oral sex, although the proven route is fellatio, and it generally causes headaches, not sore throat. We’ll cross this off the list. • Syphilis, which if untreated can lead to cancer, brain damage and death, is typically spread by direct contact with a syphilis sore. One imagines you’d notice this. We’ll rule syphilis out too. • Candida infections can be spread from mouth to vagina, but evidently not the other way, and sore throats
aren’t a symptom. Another no. • Bacterial vaginosis, some researchers think, can readily be spread by oral sex. The most noticeable symptom is a rotten-fish smell in the vagina of the recipient. The other party presumably carries the responsible bacteria in his or her mouth, but evidently they don’t cause sore throat. • HIV transmission via oral sex is, for the record, rare. • Other diseases spreadable by oral sex include herpes, urethritis, and varieties of hepatitis. Herpes often manifests as cold sores in and around the mouth, but not, so far as I know, sore throat. • Then there’s gonorrhea. Here we must linger. Transmitted bacterially, gonorrhea is especially amenable to oral sex. Symptoms appear four to six days after contact and commonly include mouth infections. Fellatio is the most common route for these infections, which often afflict gay men. However, cunnilingus is also up there. One study found parties ministering orally to women were four times as likely to contract an oral gonorrhea infection. Now for the really bad part.
Gonorrhea can infect your tonsils as a result of oral sex, and when it does can be tricky to cure: A study of Danish patients suffering from tonsillar gonorrhea found 11 of 13 had recently engaged in oral sex, and half the cases needed several courses of antibiotics. We’re not done yet. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is commonly associated with genital warts, but also has a more sinister effect — it has become the chief cause of a type of throat cancer that’s showing up more often in American men. Between 1988 and 2004, the rate of HPVcaused throat cancers increased by 225 percent. Largely for this reason, after a steady decline in throat cancer since the 1980s, the trend reversed itself in the 2000s. Those who have ever performed oral sex have more than double the risk of HPV infection. One high-profile case may be actor Michael Douglas, who blames his stage-IV throat cancer on cunnilingus, although without more information about his use of tobacco and alcohol, such factors can’t be ruled out. Getting back to you, Justin. You probably don’t have any of the above, although if that sore throat or other symptoms linger, see a doctor. As for how you might persuade your partners to disinfect their genitals, I have no idea. But I’d love to hear you try.
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h, Justin. Lysol? Hydrogen peroxide? I assume these are attempts at humor. Just the same, understand that in the perfect world of the future, you’ll have to wear a sign saying, “CALLS IT ‘MUFF DIVING.’ DO NOT HAVE SEX WITH THIS MAN.” On to your question. Before we talk prevention, we need to figure out what you’ve got. Even if diagnosis over the internet were a good idea, you haven’t provided enough detail. Do you have one oral-sex partner, or several? Has the alleged high positive correlation been statistically demonstrated, or did you have a sore throat the other day and the flu now, and from this you conclude that cunnilingus = world of woe? Whatever the facts are, we run into issues. If you have one partner and she’s also monogamous,
Dear cecil, I have noticed a high positive correlation between muff diving and a sore throat. Within a few hours I develop throat pain and sometimes, like now, a full-blown flu. Am I correct in assuming this must be from ingesting Streptococcus or staphylococcus bacteria in mass quantities? Is there any way to sanitize the organ in question — say, a bath in Lysol or hydrogen peroxide? And how would one go about asking one’s partner to do it? Justin caise
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“I think I heard of him,” I said, stretching the truth in a lame effort to come across slightly hipper than I was. I confess I was tickled to be conversing with a pretty girl. I’m an old dude at this point, but if I live to a hundred, I doubt that impulse will ever recede. I said, “Hey, what was your first-ever concert?” “Hmm, lemme think,” Jennifer replied. “Ooh, I remember now — it was Richard Marx at Memorial Auditorium. I think I was 15.” “Richard Marx?” I said, chuckling. “He
I thought about it for a moment and said, “My God — you’re right! I’ve had these two guys hopelessly confused. And it was the hair.” Jennifer reached over and held a piece of tomato to my mouth. “Eat it,” she said, giggling sardonically. She had had enough of the Eric Carmen/Richard Marx discussion, and apparently it was now time for me to eat. “Jennifer,” I said, “thank you, but I don’t want any tomato.” “Eat it,” she persisted, holding the tomato in place.
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“Jen,” one of her friends admonished her, “what is, like, wrong with you? Stop harassing the cabbie.” “I’m not harassing him,” she insisted. “He wants it. I know you want it. Am I right?” Oddly, I wasn’t upset by Jennifer’s antics. Perhaps this proves how much you can get away with when you’re extremely cute. I was more amused than anything else. There was something so ridiculous about the scenario: a bouncy, pretty girl, probably buzzed, attempting to force-feed her cabbie. If nothing else, this was a first for me, and I’d thought I’d seen it all after 30 years behind the taxi wheel. “No!” I said jokingly, shaking my head
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like an obstinate toddler in a high chair. “I won’t eat it!” Jennifer withdrew the tomato, but a moment later she threw it at me! It struck my neck and fell down my shirt. The girls in the back gasped as a group. “Jennifer, that wasn’t very nice,” I said, trying to shake the food particle out of my shirt while I drove. I should have been insulted. I mean, my dignity! But I just couldn’t get mad at this girl, and it wasn’t merely, or even mostly, about her good looks. Though her behavior was totally inappropriate, even bratty, there was something sweet about her spirit. If someone was going to toss a tomato chunk at me, I was glad it was her. “Oh, my God!” she said, utterly changing her tune as the reality of her actions dawned on her. “I’m so sorry.” “Hey, it’s OK,” I said. “No, I really mean it — I’m so, so sorry.” “Well, I’m gonna forgive you if you promise me something.” “What’s that?” she asked. “That you’ll never throw food at your cabbie again.” Jennifer placed her hand on her heart and pledged, “I will never throw food at another cabbie.” “Well, I forgive you,” I said with a grin. Jennifer leaned over and kissed me on the cheek, which made the whole incident more than worth it. m
ne of my favorite tunes is “27 Jennifers” by Mike Doughty, with the opening lyric, “I went to school with 27 Jennifers.” The song title is based on the fact that between 1970 and 1984, Jennifer was the most popular name bestowed on baby girls in the United States. This is not conjecture; the Social Security Administration keeps impeccable records. As they say, you can look it up. One of these Jennifers was sitting alongside me as I drove my taxi, her four friends squeezed happily together in the back. This particular Jennifer had blue eyes and a blond pageboy and was cute as a button. She was also in the process of devouring a drippy kabob, the Middle-Eastern bane of my existence. I reached across her and extracted a couple of napkins from the glove compartment. “Could ya please use these and not make a mess?” I requested, handing her the napkins. We were driving south on Route 7 en route to Webster Road. She batted her eyes at me, a gesture that — if I had to speculate — probably resolved most of her conflicts with people. “I’m quite tidy,” she explained with a musical giggle. “How great was that concert?” one of the girls shouted from the back. “Who’d you see?” I asked. Normally, I’d know who had been playing in town, but during this week of the yearly Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, it could’ve been any number of acts. “Ba’ington ’evy,” Jennifer garbled, her mouth stuffed with kabob. Laughing, she swallowed and said, “I mean Barrington Levy, the reggae guy.”
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oggone Adorable” may be our most-entered category, but this competition is about more than puppy love, for sure. Once Seven Days staffers selected finalists from the 250 entries to our pet photo contest, more than 1500 readers voted, via Facebook and Survey Monkey. It can be hard to winnow down the images of awww-some fuzzy, furry or feathered buddies, and sometimes their human companions are left incredulous not to be in the winners’ circle. “How could you not pick [name deleted to protect the innocent]?!” protested one pet owner. “He’s so cute!” No doubt.
The animals are probably more interested in kibbles than in contests, not to mention better humored than their humans. Either way, there’s no question that these pets are adored. All of them are special, but only one could be “best” in each category, and you can see and read about the winners here. Thanks to Play Dog Play of Burlington, each will receive a $50 gift certificate. Critters, we predict more toys in your future!
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WINNERS: CLYDE AND LUCY
Brother and sister Clyde and Lucy are “best buddies,” according to their owner, Nicole Zarrillo of Milton. They play together all the time and love to cuddle, she says — but sometimes they fight, just like human siblings. Clyde, the bigger of the two, often knocks Lucy around, their mom reports. And Zarrillo says she has to monitor the cats during mealtimes because Clyde sometimes tries to push Lucy out of the way to get more food. But Lucy has her tricks, too: She’ll sneak up on Clyde, coming around a corner “to get him on the sly,” Zarrillo says with a laugh. Zarrillo confesses that she often roots for Lucy in her stealth attacks. “It’s only fair, right?” she points out. Runner-up: Zoe and Alice, dogs owned by Michael Muir of Proctor.
OFF THE CHAIN WINNER: ENZO
When people see Greg Anderson walking his dog, Enzo, around Burlington, their faces light up. People have even been known to say, “My day was going bad until I saw this little guy,” Anderson relates. Enzo is a blue pied French bulldog — the rarest coloring — and is just 4 and half months old. Anderson plans on training him to be a therapy dog — his previous dog was certified — so that Enzo can “make people have better days,” he explains. Not to worry: This pup gets to enjoy himself, too. Enzo often goes out on Anderson’s boat — he even has his own life jacket. Runner-up: Giuseppe, a dog owned by Virginia Lane of Colchester.
Best DresseD Winner: Tucker
Jane Brown of South Burlington dresses up her dog, Tucker, for Halloween and Christmas each year. The maltipoo — that’s a cross between a Maltese and a poodle — has masqueraded as a devil, a bee and Santa Claus. Brown describes one Halloween when a little girl came to the door dressed as a bee; so was Tucker, and the two had their photo taken together. Does he like wearing costumes? “He doesn’t mind too much,” Brown says, and adds, “A hat isn’t his favorite thing.” But, she says, everyone loves Tucker so much when he’s dressed up.
The local humane society found Herbie in Milton as a stray with an injured leg. The staff was unable to rehabilitate the leg and had to amputate it. Jessica Smith of Winooski, who adopted Herbie after the amputation, says her pet is still quite mobile. Kids are often concerned when they see he’s missing a leg, Smith reports, so she explains to them that Herbie is happy and healthy even with three legs. He can go hiking (as in this photo of him in Stowe), and he’s perfectly capable of snitching food from the kitchen counter.
runner-up: Gunther, a dog owned by Debbie Girouard of St. Albans.
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Lucy Kraus-Cuddy, 10, of Burlington got her two guinea pigs at the Chittenden County Humane Society. She says 4-year-old sisters Greta and Angie are “really cute and cuddly and fun to be with. They like to nuzzle against my face.” Sometimes she takes them outside, where they like to eat grass — but may get nervous and hide. In their cage, Greta and Angie like to eat spinach, red peppers and hay. While the little creatures have competition for attention — the family owns 11 pets between two households — Lucy says she plays with them a lot. “They’re very social animals,” she says, and advises that anyone who wants a guinea pig should get two, so they have companionship. Greta and Angie “like to be read to,” Lucy reports. “They recognize me and start squealing.” The only downside? “They smell a little bit, so we spray [their cage] with all-natural air freshener,” she says.
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When a friend gave her a kitten, Jennifer Stocker called her simply “baby kitty.” That soon evolved to Bebe Kitteh, because it’s “fancier,” she says. Despite her sophisticated name, Bebe Kitteh still likes to cavort in Stocker’s backyard in West Berlin. She plays catch, chasing a small football and grabbing it with her paws. Since Bebe Kitteh cannot exactly toss the ball back, Stocker notes, the game is really “run and grab it and sit on it.”
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take an early-morning visit to my irises and tomato plants, with a Popsicle stick for scooping and a washed-out peanut-butter jar, and return with my catch — a slimy mass of slugs. They will be breakfast for my turtle, Pedro. I bring the jar into my living room, where Pedro resides in a 55-gallon aquarium. As soon as he spots me, he begins paddling vigorously, his body nearly vertical, head extended out of the water. His beady eyes — which look somehow exotically attractive set against his yellow-and-brown head markings — watch me intently. I open the jar and, using the stick, push two unsuspecting slugs off the underside of the lid and into Pedro’s tank. “One, two, slugs for you,” I sing, as he dives to snatch the sinking morsels. Down the hatch! “Three, four,” I continue, “here come some more.” I shove another half dozen of the writhing garden pests out of the jar and into the water. Pedro gobbles them all within seconds.
I twist the lid back on the jar and put it in the fridge. Leftovers for a snack later. Pedro is a peninsula cooter freshwater turtle (Pseudemys peninsularis). His yellow-and-brown geometrics are less colorful than those of the popular red-eared sliders that most pet stores sell. But, according to Philippe de Vosjoli’s guide The General Care and Maintenance of RedEared Sliders and Other Popular Freshwater Turtles, Pedro has about the same physical attributes and living requirements as other water turtles do. Full grown, he stretches almost a foot long from head to tail tip, and he has a huge appetite. While some may keep cooters as pets, other people have an appetite for them. As the number of online recipes indicates,
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I found his waxy, yellow-and-green-mottled undershell in my front yard. So Pedro spends his days inside his tank, or in the bathtub when I change out the tank water, as I must do a few times a year. (It’s a more frequent requirement for the less hardy pet-store turtles.) Pedro’s tank water must be chlorine free. Well water is good, but city water has to sit in an open container overnight before it can be added to the tank. Pedro’s tank water is climate controlled with a submerged tank heater set above 68 degrees. The ultraviolet light hangs over the length of the tank, and a heat lamp shines on his basking platform. These enable him to produce vitamin D and keep his body temperature high enough to digest his food. Controlling algae growth in the aquarium is the job of my algae-eating plecostomus tropical fish, Felix One, whom I also acquired in 1997. He’s about six inches long and resembles a miniature prehistoric catfish. Felix One used to have a partner, Felix Two, who met the unfortunate fate of death by snowbank — the custodians at my school accidentally threw him out with his tank water. Cleaning and refilling the aquarium is the most labor-intensive aspect of caring for Pedro; other than that, he is the easiest pet I’ve ever had. And he’s more social than most people might imagine. He greets me every morning by paddling and splashing. Like my Catahoula leopard dog, Pedro begs and accepts many scraps thrown his way. According to de Vosjoli, turtles thrive on a varied, omnivorous diet of veggies, fruits, bugs and meat bits, as well as commercial floating fish pellets. Pedro’s slugs come from a yard that has never known pesticides or herbicides. He also enjoys strawberries and romaine lettuce cores. I limit Pedro’s feedings, though; experts caution that obesity in turtles, as in humans, is a health concern. How can you tell if a turtle is fat? By checking for bulging around the groin or armpit areas. As I watch Pedro and Felix One now, the turtle is serenely gliding along the bottom of the tank, over slate and granite rocks where the fish is sucking on algae. Pedro looks and behaves the same today as he did 16 years ago. I have read that, with proper care, turtles have a lifespan of up to 50 years. I am 59. I may have to write Pedro into my will.
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Maja. The 19-month-old dog had been severely abused, was missing patches of fur and weighed just 58 pounds. (She’s now 87 pounds.) Dowd adopted Maja and began working with a local trainer to encourage and reinforce the skills the dog needed to become a service animal. Evidently, those instincts were already there. Dowd, who’s agoraphobic, experienced a panic attack one day in a public library. Maja instantly led her handler to the elevator and outside until Dowd could catch her breath and calm down. The dog was only 21 months old at the time. Today, Maja guides Dowd up and down stairs, and lets Dowd lean on her if she gets disoriented or unsteady on her feet. How is her life different with Maja in it? “My life has totally changed,” Dowd says. “I’m sober over a year now, and the dog goes to every [AA] meeting with me. I have a lot of friends. And I don’t take any medications anymore … She’s given me a life I’ve never known since I was very young.” Although psychiatric service dogs are considered service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Jannery says that some businesses and public accommodations don’t immediately recognize someone with an “invisible” disability, and occasionally ask her for documentation. By law, people with psychiatric service dogs aren’t required to have their dogs vested, or to show proof of a disability. As Jannery puts it, “You don’t have to show your driver’s license every time you drive through a traffic light.” Nevertheless, Winston usually wears his vest whenever he and Jannery are in public. That’s especially true when she boards airplanes, as she’ll do this week to attend a psychiatric-service-dog convention in Solvang, Calif. Jannery says she and others in her group have encountered problems with some airlines, which now require medical documentation and 48 hours’ prior notice of their travel plans — something not required for other types of service dogs. If accommodations can be one hurdle for people with mental disabilities who seek a service animal, another is the financial burden. Training, vet bills and the upkeep of a psychiatric service dog can be costly. Dowd says she’s already spent more than $10,000 on Maja, while Jannery has spent at least as much on Winston — none of which, she adds, is covered by insurance or disability payments. Nor are there charitable groups, so far, that will cover such expenses. Despite such obstacles, Jannery says she’d spend her last penny to keep Winston. As she puts it, “I wouldn’t be where I’m at in my life without him.”
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hen Kyle and Gail Pivetti decided in April 2012 to move from St. Cloud, Minn., to central Vermont, they booked plane tickets to visit the area, scope out neighborhoods and make a decision on the best living place for themselves and their Boston terriers, Sophie and Scout. They did not anticipate the circumstance that would essentially make that decision for them. In advance of the trip, they began checking rental listings. “The first thing I learned is that there’s not a lot online,” Gail Pivetti says. “So we were a little worried about that, but we thought, Vermont’s small, and maybe they just don’t do things online.”
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“She was a wonderful reference for me,” Stinson says. “And that was, I think, the only reason I was able to find a place. I got lucky. But it was hard. And it still took an extra month.” That extra month was difficult not only for Stinson but for the employer awaiting her arrival.
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Both families finally made it to Vermont. The Pivettis signed a lease for a Montpelier house sight unseen. “Once we found one place that took our dogs, we snapped it up really quickly,” Gail says. Stinson made use of her Vermont connections. A friend with whom she had trained horses knew of a rental in Calais.
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During their May visit, the Pivettis met with property managers and learned “the pet thing was really an issue,” Gail says. “Most apartment managers said outright, no pets.” Their initial worry soon turned into anxiety. Kyle had accepted a full-time teaching position at Norwich University to begin in August, and Gail had picked up adjunct work at the school. As time wore on with no dog-friendly options appearing, the couple grew increasingly desperate. “We kind of had the conversation about what we’d do if we couldn’t find a place that would take our dogs,” Gail says. While the Pivettis’ clock was ticking, Kim Stinson was making plans to return to Vermont from Alaska, where she had worked as a dog trainer. “I knew I wanted to move back to the area,” says the Johnson State College graduate, “so I started looking for work and looking for housing at the same time.” Stinson received a job offer from the Central Vermont Humane Society with a start date of May 1. But she still hadn’t found a place that would take her, her daughter, her adult cat, Solstice, and an avalanche-rescue German shepherd named Echo. Many rental inquiries were simply unreturned.
“We had to wait. It had an impact on us here,” says CVHS operations director Anne Ward. “For a dog trainer with a certified avalanche dog to have trouble [with renting] is really discouraging for regular people with regular dogs.” The American Veterinary Medical Association “U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook” ranks Vermont No. 1 in the nation for pet ownership, with 70.8 percent of all Green Mountain households having at least one pet. Housing is difficult to find in Vermont even without animals. With them, it can be a battle. Ward says it’s impossible to tell, from CVHS data, how many newcomers to the state are forced to give up their pets before moving there. But the organization does keep statistics on the number of owner-relinquished (OR) animals brought to the central Vermont facility. In 2012, it received 14 OR dogs and 49 OR cats due to landlord issues. The 2013 numbers so far for landlord-related ORs are 13 cats and six dogs. Ward is no stranger to the complexities of this issue, both as a renter with pets and as a landlord. For five years, she opened a portion of her Montpelier house to tenants, some with pets. She has since stopped. “It was really rare to have someone that didn’t end up costing me a lot in the end, or devaluing the apartment in the long term,” she says. Herbert and Tina Heath, owners of Heath Apartment Rentals in Barre, manage 60 rental units in central Vermont. They have a no-pets policy. Herbert Heath tells the story of a building the couple purchased on Perry Street that had been inhabited by cats. After they tore up the hardwood floors and the subflooring, the cat smell remained. “We found that, even though that house had been vacant for a while, that cat urine was still wet down under the rafters,” he says. The damages: $5000. “If you have to change the rugs in a small apartment, it can be up to $3000,” Heath adds. “And you won’t know that the pet has made a mess of your apartment until after the tenant has left.” Herbert Heath has been in the apartment business for 40 years and is president of the Central Vermont Landlords Association. He says he likes cats and dogs. He just can’t afford to have them in
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his buildings. “When you’re renting apartments, and if you’re doing it the way you should, and if you keep them up the way you should, you could very easily put as much profit as you make right back into those houses,” he says. “So you have to try to avoid anything that’s going to cost you a lot of money, because it’s just not in the budget.”
though she notes that individuals are not required to specify a disability. “Sometimes I even get a landlord calling me saying, ‘My tenant wants to have an animal. I don’t know the law,’” she says. Dena Estivill, a resident of North Barre Manor, serves on the Barre City ADA Committee and volunteers with VCIL as a peer leader. Her own case illustrates the need for education about accommodation
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ncreasingly, Vermonters are embracing home sharing as an alternative to the traditional rental. Is it a better option for those with pets? According to Barre-based Home Share Now executive director Christina Goodwin, home-share providers who wish to keep their pets, but who may be unable to care for the animals, can ask for a pet-care exchange in the application. Home seekers can also request petfriendly homes. Goodwin says 25 percent of matched participants reported pet care as an exchange in the match. When Janis Moore approached Home Share Now in June 2010 with her humananimal housing needs, she gave the organization a benchmark challenge. “She was coming to us and saying, ‘I want housing, and it has to be a place where I can bring my cows,’” Goodwin recalls. At the time, Moore lived in Ascutney, and her herd boarded on a farm in Springfield. But the Springfield farmer had decided to retire, and Moore’s landlord wanted to renovate and couldn’t have tenants living on the property. Moore took that opportunity to seek housing closer to central Vermont. She had a long commute to her then-job as an AgrAbility specialist at the VCIL in Montpelier, where she assisted farmers with disabilities. “You can’t bring the cows into the city of Montpelier,” Moore says. Moore landed a successful home-share
match in Wells River, in Orange County. For the past three years, she and her dog have lived with Dorothy Stevens, now 96. Her small herd boards on a farm half a mile away. “It’s the first time that my cows, my dog, myself and my mailbox have all been in the same town,” Moore says.
hat’s the best recourse for those who seek a traditional rental with an average household pup or kitty in tow? Finding one is not easy, but it’s also not impossible. Vermont Sen. Anthony Pollina and his wife, Deborah Wolf, own a petfriendly three-unit rental property on the Montpelier outskirts. “We really see that, for a lot of people, a dog or a cat is an important part of the family and is an important companion,” Pollina notes. “It’s hard enough to find adequate housing, affordable housing in this area. To put up another barrier and say, ‘We’re not going to rent to you because you have a dog or a cat,’ that really went against our way of thinking,” he says. Pollina adds that when the couple advertises a rental unit, they specify that dogs and cats are welcome. “We have had more problems cleaning up after people who smoked cigarettes than we’ve had problems cleaning up after people who’ve had dogs,” Pollina remarks. The Central Vermont Humane Society’s Ward, who once successfully persuaded a landlord with a no-pets policy to admit her own dog, says the key to finding a rental that accepts house pets is to take responsibility and make your pet “marketable.” “There are a variety of things that you can do to communicate with your landlord effectively about your animals,” Ward says. “The best way to go into it is, just like you would for yourself, have references and have a plan. Give your animal a dossier.” For dogs, she recommends obtaining a Canine Good Citizen certification through the American Kennel Club. “That is going to, for me, say, ‘OK, this is an animal who has received a certain amount of training,’” Ward says. “This is an owner that is taking responsibility for the pet.”
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he Heaths, like all Vermont landlords, are required by law to make exceptions to the no-pet policy for service and assistance animals. Inquiries about housing and service or assistance animals account for about a third of the calls Ericka Reil receives at the Montpelier-based Vermont Center for Independent Living, where Bubba, a massive Belgian shepherd, greets people at the door. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals — guide dogs for the visually impaired being the most commonly known — are allowed anywhere humans can go. And the Fair Housing Act allows assistance animals, which can provide companionship, support, therapy and other benefits, to live in their owners’ dwellings, even those with no-pet policies. Reil, VCIL’s librarian and information, referral and assistance coordinator, says many people aren’t aware of these laws. She recalls once encountering a man who chose to live homeless because he feared he’d be separated from his companion animal. Part of Reil’s job is to help people with disabilities understand their rights regarding animals and housing. She also helps them understand the distinction between the everyday house pet and service or assistance animals. “I advise people to ask for what’s called a reasonable accommodation under the Fair Housing Act,” Reil says. The request may require medical documentation,
North Barre Manor, part of the Barre Housing Authority, allows dogs with restrictions and a $300 pet deposit. Estivill paid the deposit and purposefully chose a dog that fell within the weight limit. Reil explains that Estivill could have gotten a fee waiver because the dog was acting as a support animal. But Estivill says that when she got her dog, she wasn’t aware of Fair Housing Act laws. BHA executive director Charles “Chip” Castle says a tenant who has paid a pet deposit for an animal can have that deposit refunded, interest included, if a reasonable accommodation request is granted.
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people hear “pet funeral services,” they often think of the darkly comic Evelyn Waugh novella The Loved One, or of the 1965 film adaptation. But Timeless Paws has no Gothic Slumber Room or eternal flames, either “perpetual” or “standard,” and Rousseau is no “Blessed Reverend.” Though she does indeed operate a business (caskets start at $95; cremation services depend on the weight of the pet), Rousseau exudes uncommon warmth from the moment she greets guests at Timeless Paws. At the entrance of the bright, airy space, she displays memorial work by Vermont artists, including beaded bracelets woven from the hair of deceased horses, fused-
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hen Lynn Wilkinson met her new neighbor, Stacey Rousseau, she didn’t expect to need Rousseau’s business services anytime soon. Wilkinson, owner of the Mane House & Boutique in South Burlington, was in Rousseau’s client pool — pet owners — but her English pointer, Opie, was still young and vital. Rousseau plans end-of-life services for pets at her new Williston Road business, Timeless Paws. Then, on a recent Sunday, Opie died suddenly of a heart attack. Rousseau sped down from her home in Milton to collect the dog’s body and prepare it for cremation. “My kids and myself were devastated,” Wilkinson remembers. “[Rousseau] was so kind and so good to us. She never once made us feel bad about it being a Sunday.” “This was my dream,” Rousseau says, surveying the funeral home that she opened earlier this year. Timeless Paws isn’t just a last stop for beloved pets: Rousseau offers services ranging from funeral pre-planning to Reiki for pet health. The animal lover says she strives to do all she can to nurture the bond between owners and pets, on this plane and the next. In the weeks that followed Opie’s death, Rousseau continued to help the Wilkinsons memorialize their dog. After a few days, his ashes returned home in a locally crafted pine box. Wilkinson’s daughter got a locket filled with the pooch’s hair. A donation was made in Opie’s name to a local pet charity. While Rousseau’s services reflect her love of animals, they also make good business sense. Death aftercare services are a growing segment of the pet-care industry — which, as a whole, brought in $52.87 billion in 2011. Death-care industry blog FuneralOne.com cited this figure as evidence that one way to resuscitate the ailing funeral business is to extend its services to fur bearers. The pet memorial biz is still too new to boast many hard statistics of its own. But, according to a 2012 Bloomberg Businessweek article titled “There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be a Dead Pet,” there are about 700 pet aftercare facilities in the United States so far. Timeless Paws is one of two businesses in Vermont that offers funeral services and body disposal, as well as grief counseling and a slew of memorial products. The other, White Rose Pet Memorial Services, is in Brattleboro. Despite the rising popularity of the industry, it has a stigma to overcome. When
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glass pendants filled with bits of cremains, and painted or stained-glass portraits of deceased animals. Or living ones. Rousseau works to make Timeless Paws a vibrant place with a focus on life rather than death. For instance, clients can memorialize a pet by purchasing a leaf on the wall-size Honorary Memorial Tree. The fees, starting at $49, are donated in full to one of a rotating roster of animal charities. The current recipient, Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer, helps owners pay for their pets’ costly treatments. Rousseau’s two fluffy, white husky mixes aren’t the only living dogs that prance through the door. A longtime Reiki practitioner, Rousseau treats both animals and people, and bodywork, including acupressure and aromatherapy, is a large segment of her business. Many of her clients are non-pet owners whom she’s been treating since before she opened Timeless Paws. Are animal-bodywork clients uncomfortable bringing their healthy pet to a funeral home? “Some people have thought, Oh, I don’t want to go because of that, and they are just absolutely surprised that here
it’s about the joy of the relationship, not the saying good-bye,” Rousseau says. “That’s really important to me. We’re here to nurture every aspect of the relationship.” But she does offer in-home services for those who prefer not to pass by urns and caskets on the way to their rubdown. Rousseau’s involvement in the death aftercare industry inspired her to pick up bodywork in the first place. The idea gelled when she was working at Island Memorial Pet Services, the Isle La Motte crematorium that Timeless Paws now uses. “I cried every pickup, but at the end of the day,
here I am, a mom with two kids,” Rousseau recalls. She needed a way to decompress. “Then I found energy work and started using it on myself. I would bless the pet, and it started making me feel better.” As Rousseau’s interest in healing grew, her desire to help people deal with the loss of pets didn’t diminish, and she found herself combining the two. At the crematorium, Rousseau focused on the deceased pets. At Timeless Paws, the people left behind are just as important. Besides bodywork, she now offers one-onone grief-counseling sessions in person or
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earth. Rousseau brings the compost to the family with a memorial tree planted in it, the species of which is chosen to suit the animal’s personality. Since Rousseau hasn’t found any pet cemeteries in Vermont, other animals that aren’t cremated must be interred at home, at least for now. She says she hasn’t seen much demand for body-preservation services, such as taxidermy and freezedrying, but she has made contacts with professionals in those areas should the need arise. Memorial services take place in the quiet chapel next to the bodywork room. The funeral director opens up the whole space to the grieving family, including a spacious kitchen where she helps them prepare coffee, tea or other snacks as desired. The $265 “Ceremonial Celebration of Life” includes a memorial slide show, the burning of a pillar candle, a personalized leaf on the memorial tree and a luminary release, among other services at the family’s choice. Luminaries — floating lanterns lit with tea candles — may be picturesque, but Rousseau recently got an even more poetic idea for commemorating pet companions: memorial butterfly releases. Fireworks displays are another option on her radar. “We can do anything,” she says with a glimmer in her eye. Perhaps Waugh’s rocket to propel a pet’s remains into orbit isn’t so far-fetched after all. m
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by phone. She’s also working to schedule pet-loss support-group meetings. Though Rousseau isn’t a psychologist, she says self-help classes, certifications in ThetaHealing and Access Consciousness, and on-the-job experience have taught her all she needs to know to be an active, helpful listener with advice for grieving clients. Wilkinson can attest to that. “We were walking zombies for a week,” she recalls of her family’s reaction to Opie’s passing. “Some people don’t like pets, but when they are part of your family, [Rousseau] understands. It just says ‘caring’ all over, the whole experience,” Wilkinson adds. “Her soul, her being is just wonderful.” Dogs and cats aren’t the only ones who get a royal send-off at Timeless Paws. Rousseau says she’s cremated a goldfish and a potbellied pig, among other unconventional companions. Cremations can be arranged for the day an animal dies, potentially right after euthanasia, which Rousseau can help schedule at home or at a vet’s office. Otherwise, a tracking service allows the family to know precisely when their loved one will return to them in the urn of their choice. Rousseau says the ashes of a fish, hamster or tiny bird could fit into one of the memorial necklaces she offers. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Timeless Paws is working on offering cremation for bigger animals such as horses, but the option isn’t yet available. When Rousseau gets a call that a horse has expired, she brings a flatbed truck to collect the remains. From there, the body is composted on a bed of sawdust. Depending on the process, it takes between nine and 12 months for the horse to return to the
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handmade, reusable diapers for travel- all the time, just when they’re watching chickens, 4-H show chickens and pet ing TV with their human friends, taking chickens. She also offers “dresses,” just for long car rides or visiting a classroom for fun, and “saddles,” which aren’t as outra- show-and-tell. geous as they sound. When roosters mate, Baker has dabbled in crafting diapers they often peck agfor other birds, gressively at a hen’s too. A woman in back; a cape-like Minnesota ordered flap of fabric, or a custom diaper saddle, protects her for her peacock plumage. — “That thing On a recent visit was huge,” Baker to Baker’s home recalls — and she’s in Claremont, hoping to eventually where she raises 30 expand her line to chickens, several include duck attire. J UL IE BAK E R Nigerian dwarf How did Baker, goats and other asa farmer, short-sale sorted poultry, we encounter an unusual negotiator and homeschooling mom, end animal tableau. A diminutive hen named up with a quirky business that’s now sellAbigail roots around the farmhouse living ing about 100 chicken diapers a week? room in a pink diaper, while Chester, a big, “I love to sew,” she says, recalling that black cat, eyes her from the doorway. she always wanted to sew doll clothes for On a table by the window, a life-size, her daughter. But Bridget, Baker says, “is papier-mâché chicken mannequin wears the most un-doll person ever.” another diaper. Baker’s 15-year-old daughWhen her daughter was 8, Baker says, ter, Bridget, created the mannequin, which Bridget got “really into chickens,” showhas made it much easier to show and ing them at fairs and bringing them inside photograph the latest Pampered Poultry the house. It occurred to Baker that she styles. Now Baker doesn’t have to catch a could solve the poop problem and indulge chicken every time she wants to show off her hankering to make doll clothes in one her product. fell swoop — and the Pampered Poultry Priced at $12.50 each, the diapers have chicken diaper was born. the sweet look of doll clothes and are The idea quickly gained traction. In simple in design: A small pouch is attached its 2012 best-of issue, New Hampshire to ruffled suspenders, which are held to- Magazine named Baker’s diapers and gether with a cute little bow. saddles Best Poultry Couture. BackYard “Our chicken diapers are not just for Chickens caught wind of her business. the fashion-obsessed hen,” Baker writes on Then National Public Radio picked up the the Pampered Poultry website. “They offer story, and pretty soon, Baker says, wholeyou and your home protection against the sale orders started coming in. inevitable!” But they are chic; diapers are The chickens are only part of the available in such color schemes as “black story; sewing the diapers is another. Two batik,” “island turquoise” and “purple years ago, Baker set up the Women of meadow.” Puerto Plata Sewing Cooperative in the To demonstrate how the diaper works, Dominican Republic. “I know I could just Baker changes little Abigail’s. The pouch, call up a broker in the textile industry lined with a waterproof sports material, and get them made,” she says. But Baker has been positioned snugly under her tail cringes at the thought of mass producfeathers with the help of those adorable tion. “I don’t want to be part of the whole suspenders. Baker unsnaps the straps and Bangladesh problem,” she says. looks inside the pouch, where she finds Baker had been volunteering in the one little turd. “If a chicken is healthy, usu- DR for a few years before establishing the ally the poop is pretty solid, and they don’t co-op. “I love the people, I love the music, pee,” she explains. Baker lines the diaper I love the island,” she says. So she borwith a paper towel so it’s easy to change rowed space and donated several sewing and reuse. machines. The co-op currently employs “Chickens poop a lot,” she says, so it’s six local women. best to change the diaper every hour. But Baker admits she was somewhat emmost pet chickens aren’t wearing diapers barrassed at first to tell the Dominican
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women what they were making. “We just kept saying ‘pet clothes,’” she recalls. Chickens are everywhere in the DR, Baker says, but the idea of outfitting them would strike many locals as, well, crazy. “I mean, the kids don’t have diapers,” Baker says. “They’re gonna put diapers on their chickens?” Baker laughs it off. “I’m a graduate of Hampshire College,” she says. “So I come from a long history of pie-in-the-sky ideas.” This one seems to be working so far. Baker says she’s not surprised that so many people have responded well to her chicken diapers. “You do get really attached to your chickens,” she says. “They all have different personalities. Your inclination is to pamper them.” As for Maxine, the Ohio hen now sporting Baker’s stylish diapers, she likes to chill on the couch, take baths, eat cheese snacks and hang in her crate, according to Montoux. Recently Maxine has taken to a chick-shaped dog toy. In the evenings, Moutoux brings her outside to “socialize” with the other hens, and then back inside for bed. “She could die at any time,” Moutoux says. “In the meantime, we want to spoil her.”
omething was wrong with Maxine. Rachel Moutoux’s 1-year-old hen was having trouble laying her egg. Moutoux worried it might be stuck. Moutoux, who teaches medical ultrasound at an Ohio college, began raising chickens — for both their eggs and pet potential — in her family’s small backyard coop last year. “They’re spoiled rotten,” she says in a recent phone conversation. Moutoux took Maxine to the vet, who did a couple of X-rays. “You could see the egg inside,” she says. “That was pretty cool.” They could also see a hernia; it looked like the hen’s intestines were squirting out. A specialist told Moutoux the condition was inoperable, and that she should put Maxine on a special diet and keep her separated from the rest of the flock. So Montoux brought Maxine inside for good. But chickens aren’t like cats; you can’t train them to use a litter box. And they won’t, like dogs, let you know when they need to go. Chickens poop all the time. Luckily for Moutoux, there is such a thing as a chicken diaper. Really. “I knew they existed,” Montoux recalls; she’d seen diapers at the online community for poultry enthusiasts, BackYard Chickens. But Moutoux didn’t want to settle for the mass-produced diapers for sale on the website My Pet Chicken. She wanted attire that “looked cute,” she says. Then she found Pampered Poultry, Julie Baker’s chicken-diaper operation based in Claremont, N.H. Diapers aren’t just for chickens with hernias. Baker (who in turn told Seven Days about Moutoux) sells darling little
Kicking Cuisine Taste Test: Mule Bar
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t’s got to happen eventually: The Winooski roundabout’s restaurant row, which has seen its share of turnover in recent years, will surely play host to a stinker sometime. But it’s not the newest addition, Mule Bar. At its heart, the 49-seat eatery is more beer bar than culinary destination. While I dug into the well-thought-out pub fare, I observed many fellow guests simply enjoying the hard-to-find brews, which are selected with equal care. On my two visits, the 16 taps boasted uncommon attractions such as a smoked rauchbier called Smoke & Dagger, from Jack’s Abby Brewing in
Mule Bar is just the latest in a long line of Vermont restaurants with animals in their names. In honor of our Animal Issue, here are the best of the rest. Restaurants named for a particular animal, such as Gracie’s in Stowe and Penny Cluse Café in Burlington — both named for an owner’s dog — have not been included. Three of the restaurants on our list, the Bearded Frog, Black Sheep Bistro and Bobcat Café & Brewery, all belong to one man, chef Michel Mahe. The only owner to top him is Sue Bette, who has four Bluebirds in the hand. We have one question for the seven restaurants that also have the most popular color in their names: Why so blue? The Bearded Frog, Shelburne Belted Cow Bistro, Essex Junction The Big Moose Pub, Middlebury Black Bear Inn, Bolton Black Sheep Bistro, Vergennes
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THE DISH EQUALED, IF NOT SURPASSED, ANY I’VE HAD IN PARIS. Framingham, Mass.; and Founders Porter from Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, Mich. The latter earned a perfect 100 on RateBeer.com. There’s a small range of cocktails, too, including a Manhattan made with 12-year-old Elijah Craig bourbon and a house brandied cherry. If Mule Bar’s beer-heavy concept sounds familiar, that’s because it is. The owners are Scott Kerner and Wes Hamilton of Montpelier’s Three Penny Taproom and Joey Nagy of Mad Taco — onetime Three Penny chef. While it took three years to expand Three Penny’s menu beyond well-prepared small plates, Mule Bar opened with all cylinders firing. Not all of chef Jean-Luc Matecat’s dishes are perfect, but some are damn close.
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on tap and more in bottles, Sicinski says he hopes the Roost “will grow into our adult-type restaurant.” The menu reflects that refinement with a sense of the playful. It opens with a lengthy small-plates section titled “Nibbles Bits Binge.” Dishes include fennel-and-farmer’scheese pierogi with anise-onion cream; fried avocado with gingered seaweed in cashew sauce; and margarita-inspired fries with lime salt, tequila salsa and smoked mozzarella. Other sections on the expansive bill of fare include meat and cheese boards, sandwiches (some filled with chicken thighs or roasted porchetta)
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and main dishes such as spicy-corn udon soup with diver scallops or smoked kielbasa with kimchi kraut. Flannel now fills the space formerly occupied by Norma’s. Though it’s the resort’s more family-friendly option, the upscale destination does not lack for sophistication. The concise dinner menu offers a mix of local ingredients and excellent foodstuffs from farther afield. Cases in point: the selection of seafood,
had been exceeding capacity whenever the hotel was full. Now, even in busy times, Sicinski hopes to be able to serve every guest. The Roost, located in the all-new lobby area at the front of the building, is significantly larger than Buttertub Bistro and includes a 70-seat patio with a fire pit and bocce area. Inside, the Roost boasts a 16-foot, Shelburnecrafted shuffleboard table on which guests can both eat and play. With 10 beers
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I wish there were an affordable way to try several charcuterie options at once, but, at $7 per meat and $6 per cheese, I stuck to the choices that sounded most exciting. Meat and cheese arrived on a wooden board looking primed for a close-up on a magazine cover, along with a bowl of buttery grilled bread. Each corner of the board was dotted with a different condiment. Rings of pink pickled onions, grainy mustard and currant mostarda were all nice additions, but a sweet,
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in Vermont. I foresee a war in the near future — for the affections of all lovers of thin, crispy, Euro-style frites. For the moment, Mule is leading. I couldn’t resist the finely chopped rosemary that coated the ungreasy potatoes, along with a liberal helping of salt. Since it was Sunday morning, I tried an equally enchanting brunch special: pork-belly eggs Benedict. My first bite consisted of nothing but sautéed spinach on grilled bread Von Trapp Farmstead’s and seasoning that satisfied Mt. Alice cheese on its own. But the bites kept getting better, as I found chunks 112 Lake Street • Burlington of beautifully rendered pork www.sansaivt.com belly beneath poached eggs and a saucy aioli. One of the two eggs was slightly overcooked, so 12v-SanSai010913.indd 1 1/7/13 2:08 PMthat not all the yolk ran, but the other was the Platonic ideal of a poached egg. The side of skillet potatoes would have seemed great at most other breakfast spots, but compared to my frites, they lacked personality. Another side dish offered it in spades. Grilled corn retained just a bit of juicy crunch under its char. Slathered in crema and cheese, the three mini-cobs made for a messy eat, but the combination of Mexican spices and a squeeze of lime made them irresistible. I just wish there had been four. Shared by two, the dish ended up in an inequitable division. After an abortive attempt to try the bar’s weekly Mad Taco Tuesday, I decided to get to Mule FREE | WIFI | AVAILABLE early for dinner. At five-thirty, it was easy to score a seat. By eight, the bar was so buzzy I had trouble tangy-rhubarb compote was my favorite. 12v-rickedmonds(smitty'spub)062613.indd 1 6/24/13 10:54 AMfighting my way to the bathroom. There are two lessons here: 1) If you don’t want to It paired especially well with the mild, wait, arrive early. 2) A meal at Mule takes a milky Camembert-style fromage, one of long time. Our three-course dinner lasted my current Vermont favorites. The melting pork belly was so well close to two and a half hours. One-course rendered it seemed almost lean, yet there brunch was just an hour less. That’s not a complaint. Mule Bar’s food was just enough fat for a crisp top. I reflects deliberate care, and eaters in a didn’t taste any particular spice, but the hurry may want to order ahead or choose cube of meat was sufficiently delicious to another destination on the block. (Tiny disappear far too soon. My dining partner Thai can be very refreshing this time of was so fond of the bread that we ended up needing a refill, with which our server year.) The dinner crowd, when it arrived, provided us quickly and at no extra cost. The wait was longer for entrées. And, was surprisingly diverse. I expected the tattooed hipsters and rugged beer geeks, unfortunately, I wasn’t as impressed with but I also saw more than one older couple the burger as I had been with the steak • Don’t leave your pets in the car, dining not far from a set of guys in Red Sox frites. I’ve enjoyed meat from Rochester’s even with the windows cracked jerseys who were tucking into charcuterie North Hollow Farm before, but this patty • Don’t overexercise on hot days boards. I don’t know how the more sedate had a slightly “off” taste, which may have diners felt about the Italy-versus-Japan been partly due to overcooking. The burger was very nearly as tall as it soccer game on the TV above the bar. Burlington Emergency was wide. Despite my request for medium I followed the Sox fans’ lead, choosing & Veterinary Specialists a pairing of spiced-pork-belly confit and rare, the huge patty was unevenly cooked 200 Commerce St | Williston, VT | 802-863-2387 von Trapp Farmstead’s Mt. Alice cheese. — well done on one side and medium-well
on the other. The grilled, egg-washed, housemade bun looked beautiful but only contributed further to the aridity, despite a thick slick of aioli. The disappointing plate had one saving grace: a pile of thinly sliced breadand-butter pickles, made from Matecat’s grandmother’s secret recipe. In Vermont’s pickle-crazy food climate, sweet pickles remain underserved, and you’re unlikely to find any better than those at Mule. I always say that monkfish, with its meaty texture and delicate flavor, is the perfect medium between fish and chicken. It’s a great choice, then, when you can’t decide between the two. Dredge it in beer batter, and you should have the stuff dreams are made of. At Mule Bar, the malty jacket on the toothsome monkfish nuggets did approach dreaminess, but the coating’s greasiness left it soggy as it sat on my plate. It was a bummer to see a potentially great dish lose its glow so quickly. A little moisture didn’t stop me from enjoying it, though. I dipped the fish and accompanying frites in the wonderfully balanced smoked-lemon-and-caper mayo and enjoyed the lightly dressed arugula on the side, covered with pickled onions. Big lemon flavor also appeared in the à la carte side of sautéed spinach. The greens came with thin slices of garlic, cubes of bouncy pancetta and chickpeas for a bowl of bold tastes. Matecat has what some might consider a heavy hand with salt in all his dishes. I like the strong flavors it affords the food, yet every dish is just a few grains away from overkill. The spinach, though delicious, had me reaching for refill after refill of water. Thankfully, it was provided in a bottle for the table to share. Only one dessert was listed on the chalkboard menu that night. With a shower of tiny purple flowers and a sprig of mint on top, the crème caramel looked like it should have been photographed and contemplated rather than eaten. However, I was callous enough to break the crust of the eggy custard. Both the caramel on top and the sauce in which the dessert sat tasted like a very sophisticated version of Red Hots candies. It was a finedining-quality sweet with a sense of fun. Despite a few misses, that was how I felt about Mule Bar as a whole. It’s the place for well-made — sometimes ingenious — food that doesn’t take itself too seriously. And, of course, for beer. m
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tHE tAStErS Seven Days/Kids VT designer Brooke Bousquet and son Noah, 4.
Kids VT managing editor Carolyn Fox. Seven Days/Kids VT circulation manager Steve Hadeka and daughter Sailor, 2. Seven Days food writer alice Levitt. elsa Olafsdottir, 5, daughter of Seven Days advertising executive Robyn Birgisson.
Seven Days/Kids VT staff writer Ken picard and daughter Manya, 3. (Ken also brought along his son, 1-year-old ezra, who provided primal, nonverbal reactions.) graham and Ivy Resmer, 7 and 4, children of Kids VT copublisher/editor and Seven Days associate publisher Cathy Resmer.
othing sweetens a hot summer day like an ice cream cone, and, in Vermont, there are lots of appealing options. With dairy farms from border to border, an upswing in organic creameries and an obsession with creemees — not to mention two patron saints named Ben and Jerry — the sweet treat is in abundance. In fact, each year brings a new crop of small-batch, independent ice cream makers churning out flavors from the mundane to the bizarre. With the debut of at least six new brands in the last two years, we thought it was time to undertake an ice cream taste test. Hey, someone had to do it. We brought in some pint-size pint tasters to help. Six ice cream critics under the age of 7 trekked dutifully into the office with a parent who works at Seven Days or Kids VT. We purchased pints of six newish Vermont ice cream brands: Kingdom Creamery of Vermont, Birchgrove Baking, Scout’s Honor, the Chubby Muffin, lu.lu! and Craig’s Premium Ice Cream. We instructed our panel to judge the taste and texture of each brand’s vanilla flavor (when possible) and one other signature flavor, and then jot down their notes or tell their parent what they thought. Picture 12 pints of ice cream, seven kids, 45 minutes, one cozy room and the decibel level rising with each spoonful. The kids freely offered their candid assessments — ranging from “nom nom nom” to “it’s cold” — with only one meltdown along the way. The little ones definitely had their favorites, though tiny Sailor Hadeka summed up the general ethos while sampling her second vanilla. “I like ice cream!” she declared.
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vanilla or anything else.” As for the kids, Noah found the vanilla “tasty,” while siblings Graham and Ivy both called it “great and creamy.” It was Ivy’s second favorite overall.
Established: 2012 Price: $3.79 per pint (prices may vary) Number of flavors: five ice cream; six frozen yogurt What we tasted: Valiant Vanilla; Majestic Maple
Majestic Maple: Steve called it “smoky and suspicious,” while Alice thought it was “very subtle.” Manya protested, “I don’t like this kind!” But Elsa disagreed: “I like it really good ’cause of its ginger taste,” she observed, revealing her penchant for detecting secondary flavors — a future wine taster perhaps? Graham, a devotee of all things maple, chose this flavor as his favorite of the day. “I like sap,” he explained.
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The scoop: Though it’s made up in the Northeast Kingdom, this ice cream is probably the best distributed of our contenders; Kingdom Creamery pints are sold in a few area Hannafords, general stores, co-ops and even the East Dorset Jiffy Mart. The Michaud family owns the business and the source: milk from the cows on their ClairA-Den Farm in Hardwick. Valiant Vanilla: The grown-up tasters were bold in their criticism. Alice found this vanilla thin, lacking in flavor and “not worth my calories.” Steve called it “icy” and noted that there were “zero specks of
Verdict: Kingdom Creamery didn’t wow the adults of our group, but its straightforward flavors appealed to the majority of our little ones.
Number of flavors: four or five at any given time What we tasted: Vanilla; Cookies and Cream The scoop: Jennifer Toce and John Belding run this cozy capital-city café, where most summer days they augment their brioche and cookie business by churning out pints of ice cream. It comes in flavors that range from vanilla to Vietnamese coffee. Their ice-cream sandwich is a local favorite; think passion-fruit ice cream wedged between coconut cookies. Vanilla: Carolyn observed that it “tastes very homemade,” with a “somewhat funky” vanilla flavor. Alice found the sweetness and texture of the vanilla “just right.” Ivy thought the vanilla was “awesome,” while Noah swooned, “the best kind. Nom nom nom.” Sailor was nonverbal in her assessment, smearing chocolate from another flavor on her tasting sheet.
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Cookies and Cream: “Homemade cookies and a smooth base,” said Alice, who doesn’t normally warm to this flavor. Though a lifetime of consuming chunky Ben & Jerry’s flavors had led Steve “to expect the occasional half an Oreo in there somewhere,” he was nevertheless sweet on this flavor. “The cookie ‘crumbs’ in this ice cream are delicious,” he said. Ivy seemed pleased by the “vanilla-chocolaty taste,” while Elsa simply said “good.” Nobody complained about this one. Verdict: With its vein of pulverized cookie crumbs and balanced, creamy vanilla, the Cookies and Cream was a darling of all ages. An all-around solid showing.
40 Bridge Street, Waitsfield, 595-1155. sweetspotvt.com Established: 2012 Price: $7.50 per pint; $3.40 for a small cone Number of flavors: changes daily; six to eight flavors are usually available in the scoop shop What we tasted: Vanilla; Chocolate The scoop: Sarina Gulisano and Johnny Vitko turn out small batches of this ice cream at their Sweet Spot café in Waitsfield, using Monument Farms milk and a French-style custard base made from their own eggs. Fruit and herbs from their farm are ingredients in some of the flavors, which can lean toward the eclectic — Tea and Biscuits and Sweet Pea Mint were recently on offer. You can also find their creations at Red Hen Bakery & Café in Middlesex.
The scoop: This easygoing North End café began turning out the cold stuff two years ago, and doles it out by the scoop or the pint. Next on their roster, according to coowner Benjy Adler, is a “killer mint,” made with, well, fresh mint. Vanilla: Carolyn detected a slightly sour flavor and wondered aloud if it was buttermilk. But, she stressed, “I like it!” Alice called its texture “slightly gummy.” Elsa found the texture of the vanilla ice cream “fluffy,” while it made Graham “think of muffins,” possibly because he read the name on the label. Both Noah and his mom found the vanilla lacking. Strawberry-Basil: Alice praised the “beautiful flavor,” which she thought “conjured pizza.” Carolyn agreed: “I don’t know if I’m eating pizza or ice cream, but I like it,” she said, though she found its brownish hue off putting. Steve called the flavor “a little too weird,” with an “odd savory-floral thing.” Sailor summed it up thus: “More strawberries, less basil.” “It’s good, a little,” said Noah with a shrug. Both kids and adults observed that this ice cream melted faster than the others. Verdict: This ice cream’s soft texture appealed to younger tongues but put off a few older palates. Though the vanilla was pleasing enough, it didn’t elicit as much passion as the Strawberry-Basil — everyone had something to say, good or bad, about this one.
11 Main Street, Bristol, 777-3933. luluvt.com Established: 2012 Price: $10 per pint Number of flavors: There are 66 flavors in lu.lu!’s roster, but only a few are offered at one time. What we tasted: Vanilla Bean; Magic Mint
Verdict: This bean-specked vanilla was a kids’ favorite but was a bit too pimped out for the grown-ups in the group. Magic Mint, on the other hand, had it goin’ on.
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Established: 2011 Price: $6 per pint Number of flavors: 13 standard, plus 12 8v-dailyplanet062613.indd “made-to-order” flavors What we tasted: Sea Salt Caramel; Mint Chocolate Chip The scoop: Fans of Craig Abel-Palmer’s ice cream can text their orders and have their pints delivered — or pick them up from the window at his Shelburne home on Saturday afternoons. Neither vanilla nor chocolate are in Abel-Palmer’s oeuvre. Think Cranberry Cosmo, Thyme Grapefruit and Ginger Snap. Sea Salt Caramel: Ken swooned over the “salty” sea-salt caramel. “Love it!” gushed Brooke. Alice wanted more flavor, calling it “overly viscous.” Ivy said, “Awesome!” Elsa simply smiled. Mint Chocolate Chip: This was Carolyn’s hands-down favorite: “Like eating mint straight from the garden.” Alice called its just-plucked flavor “Supermint!” though she didn’t care for the chocolate chips. Steve found it to have “the most natural flavor of all of them.” Elsa, oddly, found the Mint Chocolate Chip “too basil-y.” Manya disagreed, saying it tasted “like mint.” Both Graham and Ivy gave it a thumbs up. “Creamy,” they declared in unison. Verdict: Craig’s makes a mean ice cream for grown-ups, and even though some flavors are unusual, the kids might not complain. m
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The scoop: It isn’t hard to spot lu.lu! on Bristol’s main drag: A huge metal ice cream cone hangs outside the front door. Inside, owner Martha Mack uses milk from Monument Farms, local eggs from her family’s Inn at Baldwin Creek and herbs and fruit from a number of local producers.
Magic Mint: Carolyn remarked that this reminded her of “eating Girl Scout Thin Mints in ice cream form.” Alice thought it possessed “one of the best flavor profiles overall.” Graham anointed the chocolaty Magic Mint “just perfect” after his first bite. For Manya, it was overkill. “Can’t eat more ice cream,” she announced.
Verdict: There’s artistry behind these two seemingly simple flavors. The “intense” vanilla was a group favorite, while the deep, dark chocolate won a few hearts but also overwhelmed a palate or two.
Established: 2011 Price: $5 per pint; $2.25 for a small cone Number of flavors: nine or 10, depending on the day What we tasted: Vanilla; Strawberry-Basil
Chocolate: Alice called this one “the essence of chocolaty. A higher cacao ratio than any other chocolate I’ve had, with a pillowy, smooth texture.” Noah said, simply, “yum-yum,” while Manya cut through the noise: “It’s cold,” she said. Ivy really loved this chocolate, observing that it was “super chocolaty, not too sweet.”
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Vanilla Bean: Carolyn found it “watery” and forgettable. Alice thought the vanilla had a “vanilla liqueur” taste that was almost “too intense.” But Steve demurred: “There’s not a darn thing wrong with this one.” Graham had high praise for the vanilla, calling it “perfect.” Elsa loved the “little dots of chocolate” in the vanilla bean (which her mother pointed out were actually vanilla flakes). This one was Manya’s overall favorite.
Vanilla: The vanilla was a hit with parents, instantly becoming Brooke’s favorite version of this flavor. “There’s something about it,” she gushed. Steve called it “intense. They knocked it out of the park!” Elsa thought the vanilla tasted “a little bit like banana,” while Graham found it “absolutely great.” Its “creaminess” made it one of his sister Ivy’s favorites, too.
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InDoor GarDEn Workshop sErIEs: WhEatGrass: master gardener Peter Burke provides tips for growing this chlorophyll-rich grass. Hunger mountain Co-op, montpelier, 6-7 p.m. $10-12; preregister. info, 223-8000, ext. 202.
LIfE-DraWInG CLass: Live models inspire studies of line work and shading. vermont institute of Contemporary Arts, Chester, 6-9 p.m. $15. info, 875-1018.
Improv nIGht: fun-loving participants play “Whose Line is it Anyway?”-style games in an encouraging environment. spark Arts, Burlington, 8-10 p.m. $7 suggested donation. info, 373-4703.
‘bLanCanIEvEs’: Channeling the Golden Age of Europe’s silent cinema, Pablo Berger reinterprets the classic fairy tale “snow White” in his visually stunning black-and-white film. Catamount Arts Center, st. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. $4-8. info, 748-2600. ‘northErn borDErs’: Based on Howard frank mosher’s eponymous novel, Jay Craven’s latest film tells the story of a young boy sent to live on his grandparents’ vermont farm during the mid1950s. Catamount Arts Center, st. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $5-12. info, 748-2600.
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vErmont suICIDE prEvEntIon symposIum: Award-winning author and psychologist Thomas Joiner joins other national experts for workshops and presentations that address ways to manage suicidal behavior. summit Lodge & Resort, Killington, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $40. info, 254-6590, healthandlearning.org.
north EnD fusIon: swing your partner ‘round and ‘round! The steve Goldberg Group provide live music at this monthly, “anything goes” celebration of eclectic dance styles. North End studio A, Burlington, 8:30-10:30 p.m. $8; $15 per pair. info, 863-6713.
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CoLChEstEr farmErs markEt: Locavores convene for an array of fresh produce, prepared foods, artisan wares, health and wellness products, and live entertainment. Burnham memorial Library, Colchester, 4-7 p.m. free. info, 879-7576. mIDDLEbury farmErs markEt: Crafts, cheeses, breads and veggies vie for spots in shoppers’ totes. The marbleworks, middlebury, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. free. info, 989-6012. WILLIston farmErs markEt: shoppers seek prepared foods and unadorned produce at a weekly open-air affair. New England federal Credit union, Williston, 4-7 p.m. free. info, 8798790, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the 1980s, while studying international politics, Jody Williams found herself in El Salvador, distributing artificial limbs to children who had lost arms and legs to landmines in the country’s ongoing civil war. This firsthand experience led to her spearheading the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, for which she won the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. Today the global network includes more than 100 countries working toward ridding the world of the deadly devices. The Putney native returns to her home state to read and discuss her new memoir, My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize.
DrummInG CIrCLE: Adhi twoowls leads an evening of inspired, traditional rhythms aimed at transformation and empowerment. moonlight Gifts, milton, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20; preregister. info, 893-9966. opEn rota mEEtInG: Neighbors keep tabs on the gallery’s latest happenings. RotA Gallery, Plattsburgh, N.y., 6 p.m. free. info, 518-563-0494.
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Fun Run Looking for an entertaining way to give back to the community? Join folks of all ages at the Basement Teen Center’s Amazing Race. The Montpelier organization’s biggest fundraiser attracts individuals and local businesses to compete in teams of four. Participants dash around the capital city, following cryptic clues to downtown destinations and completing mentally and physically demanding challenges. Proceeds from the event benefit various programs — including structured drop-in hours, Friday night dinners, arts workshops and outdoor activities — offered to youth ages 13 through 18 in a safe space.
BASEmENt tEEN cENtEr’S AmAziNg rAcE saturday, June 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Basement teen Center in montpelier. Donations. info, 229-9151. basementteencenter.org
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ric Clapton calls blues guitarist Sonny Landreth “probably the most underestimated musician on the planet, and also probably one of the most advanced.” Known for his unorthodox slide-guitar playing, the Louisiana-based singersongwriter has pioneered techniques such as “ghost notes” and “wild hammers” — simultaneously sliding and fretting the guitar while tapping, slapping and picking the strings. This signature style figures prominently on his all-instrumental 2012 release, Elemental Journey. Reflective of his multigenre influences, the performer’s 11th album marks his most ambitious effort to date, featuring original compositions ranging from the up-tempo “Gaia Tribe” to the quiet ballad “Brave New Girl.” SONNY LANDRETH
Friday, June 28, 8 p.m., at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort. $38-45. Info, 760-4634. sprucepeakarts.org
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What happens when a Harvard University-educated ethnomusicologist, who also happens to be a first-generation Ethiopian American, founds a musical group? Debo Band. With a sound the Boston Globe describes as “if George Clinton had come from Ethiopia instead of outer space,” the groundbreaking 11-member ensemble infuses Ethiopian pop music with elements of Eastern European brass and American soul and funk. With their self-titled debut landing a spot on NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2012, these charismatic performers fronted by singer Bruck Tesfaye have proven to audiences and critics alike that their infectious sound has staying power.
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Crystal Meditation: Marna Ehrech leads a weekly experiential session. Rainbow Institute, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $11 suggested donation. Info, 238-7908. r.i.P.P.e.d.: Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. North End Studio A, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $10. Info, 578-9243.
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Chess for Kids: Checkmate! Students in grades 3 through 8 test their skills in this strategic game. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. ‘dig into reading!’: dig into MusiC: singing around the World: Ann Strange shares songs from every continent on instruments she has collected from her extensive international travels. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. ‘dig into reading!’: dig into Planting: Playgroup facilitator Melissa Seifert leads youngsters up to age 8 in a morning of discovery. A complimentary lunch follows. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. ‘dig into reading’: digging yourself: a Celebration of Who We are!: Area artists help youngsters explore and honor diversity through storytelling, call-and-response, improvisation, and folk and hip-hop music. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. ‘dig into reading’: fasCinating fossils: Budding archaeologists entering grades K through 5 sift through river gravel to find remnants of the past, then make a fossil model to take home. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-11 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6956. ‘dig into reading!’ PrograM: dirt on dirt!: Children ages 8 and up prep a miniature plot for planting with the help of a master gardener from New Leaf Gardens. Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol, 2-4:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 453-2366. lights, CaMera, aCtion!: Middlebury Community Television leads a four-day workshop for movie lovers entering grades 4 and up, who use high-tech equipment to shoot and edit several short films. For those who have not participated in previous filmmaking camps. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 9 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 388-4097 , ilsleypubliclibrary.org. MontgoMery PlaygrouP: Little ones exercise their bodies and minds in the company of adult caregivers. Montgomery Town Library, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. MusiC & MoveMent With ellie: Tykes burn off energy in a fun, creative setting. Highgate Public Library, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 868-3970. read to a dog: Bookworms share words with a friendly, fuzzy therapy pooch. Fairfax Community Library, 4-5 p.m. Free; preregister for a time slot. Info, 849-2420. st. albans PlaygrouP: Creative activities and storytelling engage young minds. NCSS Family Center, St. Albans, 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. sWing PeePers: Matthew Witten and John Hadden share hilarious, interactive songs and stories. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10:3011:30 a.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 388-4097. WaCKy Wednesday: building dino nests: Using provided materials, crafty kids construct miniature structures for dinosaurs and their
eggs, then share their creative process. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 12:30-1 p.m. Free with admission, $9.50-12.50. Info, 877-324-6386.
bristol toWn band: Neighbors convene for this weekly concert series that celebrates a community-band tradition of nearly 145 years. Bristol Green, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, email@example.com. City hall ParK lunChtiMe PerforManCes: Local musicians enliven the lunch hour. Burlington City Hall Park, noon. Free. Info, 865-7166. green Mountain ChaMber MusiC festival: ‘off the Charts’: The Ariana Quartet plays masterworks of Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven as part of the annual summer conservatory. UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $25; free for students under age 22 with valid school ID. Info, 503-1220, firstname.lastname@example.org. leWis franCo & the broWn eyed girls: Manouche guitarist Dono Schabner accompanies the singer-songwriter in jumping-andjiving gypsy swing from the 1930s and ‘40s. Oxbow Green, Morrisville, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-0882. raleigh ringers: The internationally acclaimed handbell choir performs unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music — including famous rock-and-roll tunes. Auditorium, Lyndon Institute, 7 p.m. $18. Info, 748-2600. ‘Wednesdays on the MarKetPlaCe’ ConCert series: A family-friendly evening celebrates Lake Champlain with live music, kids activities, prizes and information from local organizations dedicated to keeping Vermont’s waters healthy and clean. Top of Church Street, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 656-2514.
sunset aquadventure: Stunning scenery welcomes paddlers of all abilities, who explore the Waterbury Reservoir in search of loons and beavers. Little River State Park, Waterbury, meet at the Contact Station at 6:30 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m. at A-Side Swim Beach. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103, greenwarbler@gmail. com.
ProteCting your loved ones With life insuranCe: Insurance professionals share relevant information about different types of coverage and how to determine the ideal plan. New England Federal Credit Union, Williston, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 879-8790.
CataMount Mountain biKe series: Riders of all ages and abilities spin their wheels on 2.5K to 20K races in the country’s oldest, largest and longest-running training series. Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Williston, 6 p.m. $4-10; free for children under 6 in unscored races. Info, 879-6001. green Mountain table tennis Club: Pingpong players swing their paddles in singles and doubles matches. Knights of Columbus, Rutland, 7-10 p.m. Free for first two sessions; $30 annual membership. Info, 247-5913.
lisa MaCfarlane: Referencing early photographs of Native Americans, the University of New Hampshire professor considers how stereotypical images contributed to cultural
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strife. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. Tamar adler & mary Hendrickson: The award-winning author and chef joins the University of Missouri professor and food-systems activist to discuss local, sustainable food systems. Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 985-0318.
vermonT venTure neTWork meeTing: Peter Johnson, founder of Pete’s Greens, and Daniel White and Michael Nedell of Localvore Today discuss the business models and evolution of their respective companies. Continental breakfast, 8 a.m.; presentation, 8:15 a.m. Hilton Hotel, Burlington, 8 a.m. $20. Info, 658-7830.
‘educaTing riTa’: The Weston Playhouse presents Willy Russell’s award-winning comedic tale of a working-class woman’s journey of selfdiscovery. Weston Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. $35-39. Info, 824-5288. ‘Fiddler on THe rooF’: A heartwarming score drives the St. Michael’s Playhouse production of this classic tale about a small Russian village, in which Tevye the milkman struggles to pass tradition on to his daughters. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 8 p.m. $36-45. Info, 654-2281. meT encore series: Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo Álvarez and Dmitri Hvorostovsky star in a broadcast production of Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore, about the Spanish Civil War. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $10.50-12.50. Info, 748-2600.
addison counTy cHamBer solar BreakFasT: Area professionals mingle over a shared meal while learning about local solarpower initiatives. SunCommon Solar Pop-up Art Gallery, Middlebury, 8-9:30 a.m. Free; preregister at suncommon.com. Info, 236-2199. BurlingTon Walk/Bike council meeTing: Attendees discuss ways to promote humanpowered transportation, as well as how to improve existing policies and infrastructure. Room 12, Burlington City Hall, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 865-5449.
uvm Food sysTems summiT: Influential thinkers exchange ideas and opinions about using individual and collective actions to create sustainable food systems. Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM, Burlington, 1-6 p.m. $25; preregister; limited space. Info, 656-8672, email@example.com.
celeBraTing seniors spring Fling dinner dance: All aboard! Folks enliven their golden years with live music and desserts on a Spirit of Ethan Allen cruise. Burlington Community Boathouse, 2-3:30 p.m. $16.99. Info, 863-8300. JusTin morrill HomesTead Tour: See WED.26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. THe BarnsTand collecTive: This creative twist on traditional farm stands showcases local produce and food products alongside upcycled, vintage furniture, handmade clothing and more from participating small businesses. The Barnstand Collective, Marshfield, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Info, 229-2090.
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ecological landscaping: Sustainable landscape designer/builder Rebecca Lindenmeyr discusses eco-friendly projects that use native plants, natural stones, rain gardens, green roofs and more. Arcana Gardens & Greenhouse, Jericho, 6-7:30 p.m. Info, 899-5123.
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annual sTraWBerry FesTival: A celebration of this perfectly tart berry includes a book sale, lunch and dinner, and plenty of strawberry shortcake to go around. United Methodist Church, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $4.50-8.50; free for children under 6. Info, 518-563-2992. milTon Farmers markeT: Honey, jams and pies alike tempt seekers of produce, crafts and maple goodies. Milton High School, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 893-1009. THU.27
inTroducTion To arT HisTory: Referencing the museum’s collection, SUNY Plattsburgh professor Christopher Fasolino teaches visual arts through the ages. Plattsburgh State Art Museum, N.Y., noon-1:30 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 518-564-2498, sbell008@ plattsburgh.edu.
‘Blancanieves’: See WED.26, 5:30 p.m. ‘norTHern Borders’: See WED.26. Auditorium, Bradford Academy, 7:30 p.m. $6-12; first come, first served. Info, 357-4616.
communiTy college oF vermonT inTern Fair: Those interested in gaining professional experience learn about potential opportunities with local businesses and organizations. Community College of Vermont, Morrisville, 9 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 888-4258.
auTHors aT THe aldricH: Art Corriveau delights young readers with How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life and their adult counterparts with Housewrights. A concert in Currier Park follows. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 476-7550. BurlingTon WriTers WorksHop meeTing: Members read and respond to the poetry and prose of fellow wordsmiths. Participants must join the group to have their work reviewed. Halflounge, Burlington, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister at meetup.com. Info, 383-8104. conTemplaTive meeTing: Reading material inspires discussion about Gnostic principles relative to “The Power of Longing.” Foot of the Hill Building, St. Albans, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 524-9706. HoWard coFFin: The historical author signs and discusses his newest book, Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today’s Vermont. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. linda maloney: The writer brings the past into the present with her recently reissued biography of USS Constitution captain Isaac Hull, The Captain from Connecticut. Phoenix Books Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 448-3350. summer Book sale: Bibliophiles peruse bargain-priced reads. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.
‘arT on park’: Live music entertains attendees and more than 30 local artisans, who sell handcrafted wares, artwork, specialty foods and more. Park Street, Stowe, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 253-2275.
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New North eNd Farmers market: Eaters stroll through an array of offerings, from sweet treats to farm-grown goods. Elks Lodge, Burlington, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-8072, firstname.lastname@example.org. raw-VegaN Backyard BarBecue: Registered Nurse and raw-food chef Denise Regan teaches intermediate-to-expert cooks tasty recipes — including a Mediterranean “burger” and coconut-infused vanilla macaroons. Healthy Living Market and Café, South Burlington, 5:30-8 p.m. $20; preregister. Info, 863-2569. waterBury Farmers market: Cultivators and their customers swap veggie tales and edible inspirations at a weekly outdoor emporium. Rusty Parker Memorial Park, Waterbury, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 279-4371, email@example.com. wild ediBles PreseNtatioN: Drawing on more than 80 years of combined experience, Novan Kim and Les Hook discuss culinary and medicinal plants found in the forest. Town Hall, Brookfield, 7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 2763181, firstname.lastname@example.org. willoughBy lake Farmers & artisaN market: Performances by local musicians join produce, eggs, gemstone jewelry, wind chimes and more to lure buyers throughout the warm months. 1975 Route 5A, Westmore, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 525-8842.
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Forza: the samurai sword workout: Students sculpt lean muscles and gain mental focus when performing basic strikes with wooden replicas of the weapon. North End Studio A, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $10. Info, 578-9243. thai Body massage: Lori Flower of Sattva Yoga leads partner bodywork that stimulates internal organs, calms the nervous system and restores range of motion. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, Montpelier, 5:30-7 p.m. $15. Info, 229-4676. the 5 r’s oF rejuVeNatioN: Naturopath Melanie Meyer discusses ways stress impacts the body and presents strategies for enhancing well-being. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-8000, ext. 202.
aFter-school camera cluB: Cinema lovers in grades 6 through 10 learn how to shoot and edit footage with community trainer Meghan O’Rourke. Channel 17 Studios, Burlington, 3:305 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 862-3966, ext. 16. alBurgh PlaygrouP: Tots form friendships over music and movement. Alburgh Family Center of NCSS, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. craFterNooNs: Creative youngsters entering grades K through 8 tap into their imaginations with arts-and-crafts projects. Sarah Partridge Community Library, East Middlebury, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-7588. ‘dig iNto readiNg!’: PuPPet PerFormaNce aNd PuPPet-makiNg craFt: Hands-ON Puppets performs a show featuring characters such as Carrot Seed and Talking Melon, after which kiddos assemble their own versions. Fairfax Community Library, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420.
‘dig iNto readiNg’: craFt series: Budding artists in grades 1 through 5 create masterpieces based on Egyptian cartouches. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 2-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6956. lights, camera, actioN!: See WED.26, 9 a.m.-noon. moNtgomery iNFaNt/toddler PlaygrouP: Infants to 2-year-olds idle away the hours with stories and songs. Montgomery Town Library, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. music with derek: Preschoolers up to age 5 bust out song-and-dance moves to traditional and original folk. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free; limited to one session per week per family. Info, 878-4918. music with mr. chris: Singer, storyteller and puppeteer Chris Dorman entertains kids and parents alike. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 1010:30 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810. summer story time: Little ones gather for read-aloud tales, crafts, songs and creative movement. Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Info, 453-2366. theater games with Nikki juVaN: The actor and educator facilitates an afternoon of imaginative play. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4097.
BrowN Bag coNcert series: Picnickers spice up their lunch hour with western-swing music by Rick & the Ramblers. Christ Church, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Donations. Info, 223-9604. deBo BaNd: The 11-piece, Boston-based Ethiopian American ensemble seamlessly blends funk, soul and jazz with the melodies of Addis Ababa. See calendar spotlight. Dartmouth Green, Hanover, N.H., 5 p.m.; rain location, Spaulding Auditorium, 7 p.m., limited space. Dartmouth Green, Hanover, N.H., 5 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422. greeN mouNtaiN chamBer music FestiVal: emergiNg artist coNcert: Young string musicians from the U.S. and beyond culminate studies with master teachers in a performance of selected chamber music. UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 503-1220. iNterPlay jazz all stars: Music campers tap into the spirit of improvisational jazz as part of the 2013 Pentangle Brown Bag Concert Series. Woodstock Village Green, noon-1 p.m. Free to attend; donations accepted. Info, 457-3981. jeNNy Brook Family Bluegrass FestiVal: Four days of rocking good times features performances by the Gibson Brothers, Seldom Scene and Lonesome River Band, among others. Tunbridge World’s Fairgrounds, 3-10 p.m. Prices vary; see jennybrookbluegrass.com for details. Info, jennybrookbluegrassfestival@ facebook.com. orgaN historical society coNVeNtioN: Acclaimed organist and composer Peter Crisafulli gives a spirited performance on the ivory keys. Grace Episcopal Church, Sheldon, 10:30 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 2:10 p.m., 3:20 p.m. Free. Info, 326-4603. Potluck diNNer jam: The Summit School Players hold an open jam session of traditional tunes before a shared meal and a musical exploration of various genres. Summit School, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free to attend; donations accepted; bring a dish to share. Info, 917-1186. PreserVatioN hall jazz BaNd: The legendary New Orleans ensemble brings the sounds of the Big Easy to the stage. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7 p.m. $37.50. Info, 603-448-0400.
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Snow Farm Vineyard ConCert SerieS: Picnickers enjoy local libations, good eats and live music in a pastoral setting at this weekly gathering. Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero, grounds open, 5 p.m.; concert, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free; cost of food and drink. Info, 372-9463. tadd dameron tribute: Saxophonist Paul Combs leads guitarist Mark Micheals and bassist Scott Kiefner in a performance honoring the late jazz composer. Brandon Music Café, 7:30 p.m. $15; $30 includes dinner package; preregister; BYOB. Info, 465-4071. Vermont Symphony orCheStra td bank Summer FeStiVal tour: Broadway star Sara Jean Ford joins the VSO for an evening of patriotic tunes and hits from the Great American Songbook. Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and fireworks conclude the festivities. Mountain Top Inn, Chittenden, gates open for picnicking, 5:30 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $12-36; free for children under 18 accompanied by an adult with an advance-purchase ticket. Info, 863-5966.
birdS by ear: A wooded excursion features the sights and sounds from the 35 types of songbirds that inhabit the park. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 7 p.m. $2-3; free for children ages 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103, email@example.com. making traCkS & Seeing SkinS: 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, 5 p.m. $2-3; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.
SoCial-media marketing workShop: Pat Ripley leads an interactive training session aimed at establishing a social media presence for business purposes. Town Hall, Bethel, 6-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-6091, vtsbdc. centerdynamics.com. Soul purpoSe deVelopment workShop: Spiritual teacher Cynthia Warwick Seiler outlines ways to tap into validating, creative and fulfilling life. Rainbow Institute, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 671-4569.
millStone mountain bike raCe SerieS: Riders spin their wheels on one- to four-lap courses, then swap stories and bragging rights over barbecued eats. Millstone Trails, Barre, registration, 5 p.m.; race, 6 p.m. $10; bring food to grill. Info, 229-9409, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jody williamS: The Nobel Laureate discusses her new memoir My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize. See calendar spotlight. Phoenix Books Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 448-3350. Summer book Sale: See WED.26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
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you paint it! pottery workShop: Participants tap into their creativity and decorate hand-thrown serving bowls made by Jeff Pentland. ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery, Woodstock, 7-8:30 p.m. $25; preregister. Info, 457-3500.
burlington bike party: Superheros and villains rule this themed monthly ride, where pedal pushers make brief stops along an 8- to 15-mile route. Meet at Stone Circle at northern edge of park. Oakledge Park, Burlington, 8-10 p.m. Free. Info, 787-233-9815, email@example.com.
ballroom & latin danCing: Samir Elabd leads an evening of choreographed steps for singles and couples. No partner or experience required. Jazzercize Studio, Williston, introductory lesson, 7-8 p.m.; dance, 8-10 p.m. $14. Info, 862-2269. mad robin Contra danCe: Folks in clean, soft-soled shoes move and groove to music by Malcom Sanders, Tristan Henderson and Joe Cleary in traditional New England social dances. All dances are taught. First Congregational Church, Burlington, introductory lesson, 7:45-8 p.m.; dance. 8-11 p.m. $5-10; $20 per family. Info, 503-1251. Queen City tango milonga: No partner is required for welcoming the weekend in the Argentine tradition. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes. North End Studios, Burlington, introductory session, 7-7:45 p.m.; dance, 7:45-10 p.m. $7. Info, 877-6648.
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ghoStS oF the old poSt walking tour: Brave souls stroll by lantern light amid the graves of more than 100 unknown soldiers and the home of the “Lady in White” apparition. Old Post Cemetery, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7-8:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 518-512-7210. JuStin morrill homeStead tour: See WED.26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Queen City ghoStwalk: darkneSS FallS tour: Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps. Burlington City Hall Park, 8 p.m. $14-18; meet 10 minutes before start time. Info, 863-5966. SalSa boat CruiSe: DJ Hector brings Latin rhythms aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen Cruise III. Burlington Community Boathouse, boarding, FRI.28
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‘eduCating rita’: See WED.26, 7:30 p.m. ‘Fiddler on the rooF’: See WED.26, 8 p.m. ‘god oF Carnage’: The Middlebury Actors Workshop interpret Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning comedy about two sets of parents whose hilarious feud tests the limits of civilized behavior. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 8 p.m. $20. Info, 382-9222. national theatre oF london liVe: A broadcast production of Peter Morgan’s drama The Audience stars Academy Award-winning
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actress Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II. Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $23. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘prinCeSS ida’: The Unadilla Theatre presents Arthur Sullivan and W. S. Gilbert’s comedic opera about a princess who founds an allfemale university based on the principle that women are superior to men. Unadilla Theatre, Marshfield, 7:30 p.m. $20. Info, 456-8968.
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the Frendly gathering: Beats Antique headline a weekend of positive vibes, music and camping hosted by pro snowboarders in the Frends Crew. Timber Ridge Lodge, Windham, 10 a.m.-1 a.m. $65-150; free for children ages 12 and under. Info, 800-881-3138. vermont Quilt FeStival: Passionate about patchwork? Local artisans elevate sewing to an art form with their displayed handiwork. Gallery talks and vendors round out the event. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $10-12; free for children under 14. Info, 872-0034.
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annual Salad Supper: Pasta, potatoes, fruit and Jello replace leafy greens as salad ingredients and are served with quiche and baked beans at this neighborly event. A silent auction and dessert follow. United Church of Hinesburg, 5-7 p.m. $5-9; preregister. Info, 482-3352, firstname.lastname@example.org. Brandon muSic caFé Supper cluB: Diners feast on a three-course meal in a pleasant atmosphere. Brandon Music Café, 5-9 p.m. $16.50; preregister; BYOB. Info, 465-4071. chelSea FarmerS market: A long-standing town-green tradition supplies shoppers with eggs, cheese, vegetables and fine crafts. North Common, Chelsea, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 6859987, email@example.com. Five cornerS FarmerS market: From natural meats to breads and wines, farmers share the bounty of the growing season at an openair exchange. Lincoln Place, Essex Junction, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org. paSta night: Community members load up on carbs topped with “G-Man’s” famous homemade sauce. Live music by Leno & Young follows. VFW Post, Essex Junction, 5:30-7 p.m. $3-7. Info, 878-0700. WeStFord FarmerS market: Purveyors of produce and other edibles take a stand at outdoor stalls. Westford Common, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 524-7317, email@example.com.
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‘a courSe in miracleS’ meet-up: Attendees learn principles that help foster an intuitive, holistic lifestyle. Bring a journal. Rainbow Institute, Burlington, 4:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Info, 671-4569. avoid FallS With improved StaBility: A personal trainer demonstrates daily practices for seniors concerned about their balance. Pines Senior Living Community, South Burlington, 10 a.m. $5. Info, 658-7477. Forza: the Samurai SWord Workout: See THU.27, 9-10 a.m.
10:30 p.m.; cruise 11 p.m.-1 a.m. $5; for ages 21 and up. Info, 862-8300. SpecterS & SoldierS Walking tour: Participants explore Clinton County’s oldest Roman Catholic burial ground, as well as the ruins of Fort Brown, site of the 1814 Battle of Plattsburgh. Old Roman Catholic Cemetery, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 9-10:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 518-645-1577. the BarnStand collective: See THU.27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
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“Neville, Misunderstood” and “My Teacher is a Werewolf.” Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. drop-in Story time: Picture books, finger plays and action rhymes captivate kids of all ages. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. improv: Quick thinkers entering grades 4 through 6 and up get silly in spur-of-themoment games. A session for grades 7 and up follows. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 2-3 p.m. & 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. lightS, camera, action!: See WED.26, 9 a.m.-noon. muSic With derek: Kiddos up to age 8 shake their sillies out to toe-tapping tunes. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810.
StoneWall commemoration event: PRIDE Vermont honors the 1969 Stonewall gay-rights riots with speakers, music and fellowship focused on Vermont’s pivotal role in same-sex marriage equality. College Street Congregational Church, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 415-971-8418, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BriStol drumming experience: Folks feel the beat at this informal, all-ages jam session. Instruments provided to those who need them. Recycled Reading of Vermont, Bristol, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 453-5982. Feral godmother: The local group presents a hard-hitting, eclectic blend of folk-rock, electric blues and avant-garage. Bring a chair or blanket. Neshobe Golf Course, Brandon, 6:308:30 p.m. Free. Info, 247-6401. green mountain chamBer muSic FeStival: ‘Bold and Bright’: Faculty from the annual summer conservatory perform works by Judith Shatin, César Franck, Dan Visconti and Max Bruch. UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $25; $140 for seven-concert pass; free for students under age 22 with valid school ID. Info, 5031220, email@example.com. JeFF & Julia: Well-established local folk musicians Jeff Fellinger and Julia Wayne join forces in an eclectic performance of covers and originals. Proceeds benefit Young Tradition Vermont. North End Studio A, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 863-6713. Jenny Brook Family BluegraSS FeStival: See THU.27, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. montréal international Jazz FeStival: Legendary performers — including Feist, George Benson, Lyle Lovett and Wynton Marsalis — are among 3000 artists who bring jazz, blues and contemporary tunes to 10 outdoor stages. Various locations, Montreal, 11 a.m.-midnight. Prices vary. Info, 855-299-3378, montrealjazzfest.com. popS concert: Metropolitan Opera tenor Adam Herskowitz accompanies the Vermont Philharmonic in an outdoor concert of Broadway standards, pops and patriotic music. A fireworks display follows. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Rain location: Nelson Arena. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, grounds open for picnicking, 5:30 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $10-25; free for children under 12. Info, 388-2117. round church Bicentennial concert SerieS: William Tortolano makes the blackand-white keys dance in a recital on an antique organ. Round Church, Richmond, 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org. Sonny landreth: The Louisiana-based singer-songwriter known for his unique
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Hazardous CHemiCals in tHe WorkplaCe WorksHop: Participants learn about OSHA’s new identification and labeling standards. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 660-4988, ext. 337.
Community partners Golf ClassiC: Friendly competitiors take a swing for various prizes at this fundraiser for Franklin-Grand Isle United Way, Northwestern Medical Center and Northwestern Counseling & Support Services. Champlain Country Club, Swanton, 1:30 p.m. $360 per team of four; afternoon tee times only; preregister. Info, 527-7418, email@example.com. people’s united Bank 100: Vermont State Late-Model Championship Series draws stockcar racing fans and drivers to the track. Devil’s Bowl Speedway, West Haven, 7 p.m. $13-15; free for children ages 12 and under. Info, 265-3112.
‘eduCatinG rita’: See WED.26, 7:30 p.m. ‘fiddler on tHe roof’: See WED.26, 8 p.m. ‘God of CarnaGe’: See THU.27, 8 p.m. ‘master Class’: Jarvis Green directs a BarnArts Center for the Arts production of Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning play about opera diva Maria Callas. Barnard Town Hall, 7 p.m. $10-15; preregister; limited seating. Info, 332-6020. national tHeatre of london live: See THU.27, 7 p.m. ‘prinCess ida’: See THU.27, 7:30 p.m.
enerGy expo: Eco-minded folks mingle with vendors, who present the latest technology for improving residential energy efficiency. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 522-5944.
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BurlinGton Waterfront WalkinG tour: A stroll along Lake Champlain’s shoreline highlights the city’s industrial and maritime past. Proceeds benefit Preservation Burlington. Meet at the visitor’s center on the bottom of College Street. Burlington waterfront, 1 p.m. $10; $5 for Preservation Burlington members and students. Info, 522-8259, firstname.lastname@example.org. doWntoWn BurlinGton WalkinG tour: Participants step back in time amid the Queen City’s intriguing history and architecture. Proceeds benefit Preservation Burlington. Meet on Church Street. Burlington City Hall, 11 a.m. $10; $5 for Preservation Burlington members and students. Info, 522-8259, email@example.com. dr. Beaumont’s tour of terror: Ghost hunters take a macabre journey through the former stomping grounds of the 19th-century physician known for conducting gruesome experiments. Trinity Park, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7-8:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 518-512-7210. essex pHoto-History Hikes: Community members explore their neighborhoods with the help of a local historians and a guidebook featuring turn-of-the-century photographs of notable landmarks. Essex Free Library, meetup, 10 a.m.; hike, 10:30 a.m-noon. Free. Info, 878-0214. essex pHoto-History Hikes: essex JunCtion: See above listing. Meet-up, 10 a.m.; hike, 10:30 a.m-noon. Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, 10 a.m. noon. Free. Info, 878-0214. foal days: Animal lovers of all ages tour the stables and meet the farm’s newest members. UVM Morgan Horse Farm, Weybridge, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $2-5; free for children under 4. Info, 388-2011. GHosts of tHe old post WalkinG tour: See FRI.28, 9-10:30 p.m. House & Garden tour: A self-guided tour of four residences and five landscape designs features a blend of historic and modern styles. Norwich Historical Society and Community Center, Norwich, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $15-20 plus cost of lunch. Info, 649-0124. Justin morrill Homestead tour: See WED.26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
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roCkin’ BreW & BarBeCue: The Starline Rhythm Boys and the Fizz entertain picnickers who feast on Lost Nation Smoke Company’s award-winning pulled pork and sip Switchback beer at this family-friendly event. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Oakledge Park, Burlington, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $10-30 includes one drink; $5 per additional drink; $60 per family of four; free for children ages 3 and under. Info, 862-4943. Weston WalkinG tour: Locals visit 25 notable venues on a guided stroll through the village’s historic district. Weston Green, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 479-8522.
seCond nature HerB farm tour: Organic farmers Ellen Malona and Richard Strange introduce folks to several varieties of culinary and medicinal herbs. Second Nature Herb Farm, Wells, 10 a.m.-noon. $5-15; free for kids; preregister. Info, 417-1528, firstname.lastname@example.org.
intermediate ClassiCal Ballet master Class: Paul Ghiselin and Raffaele Morra of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo share their skills with students ages 14 and up. White River Ballet Academy, White River Junction, 11 a.m. $10. Info, 603-646-2422. island mexiCan milonGa: A themed potluck dinner kicks off a evening of Argentine tango and varied music by DJ Elizabeth Seyler. Proceeds benefit the North Hero Historical Society. North Hero Community Hall, 6-midnight. $5-10; bring a Mexican dish to share. Info, 363-0125, email@example.com. les Ballets troCkadero de monte Carlo: Affectionately known as “the Trocks,” this renowned all-male troupe combines technical prowess with comedic interpretations of classics such as Swan Lake. Moore Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 8 p.m. $10-50. Info, 603-646-2422.
BurnHam liBrary summer Book sale: Gently used reads entice bookworms. Union Memorial School, Colchester, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 879-7576.
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‘ain’T in iT For my healTh’: Shot over the course of three years, Jacob Hatley’s intimate documentary follows Grammy Award-winnner Levon Helm of the Band during the recording of his comeback album Dirt Farmer. Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 7 p.m. & 10 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 651-0080. ‘Carmen’: Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestera in a big-screen performance of Georges Bizet’s opera about sex, violence, racism and, ultimately, freedom. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 7:30 p.m. $12. Info, 760-4634. ‘despiCaBle me 2’ advanCe sCreeninG: Al Pacino, Kristen Wiig and Russell Brand lend their voices to the animated blockbuster’s sequel featuring the hilarious henchman voiced by Steve Carrell. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘some Girls: live in Texas ‘78’: As part of the Late-Night Film Series, Rolling Stones fans feast their eyes on remastered, high-definition footage of the band at the height of their fame. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 9 p.m. $6. Info, 518-523-2512. The no Film Film FesTival: Cinephiles screen selections from a nationwide contest in which filmmakers had a week to create short digital films based on popular ’80s movies. Bellows Falls Opera House, 6-11 p.m. $15. Info, 463-1613, email@example.com.
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Book Buddies: Lit lovers ages 6 through 10 read a story with a pal, then write a themed story. North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 10:30-11:30 a.m. $10; preregister. Info, 518-563-1604, gallgallery@ plattsburgharts.org. Jason Chin: Vermont’s own award-winning children’s book author and illustrator reads and discusses Island: A Story of the Galapagos. Bradford Public Library, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 222-4536. russian play Time wiTh naTasha: Kiddos up to age 8 learn new words with rhymes, games, music, dance and a puppet show. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 11-11:45 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810. saTurday sTory Time: karen sTurTevanT & susan Behr: The author and illustrator of The Adventures of Gert and Stu and Zippy Too delight young listeners with their tale about a cardboard box that becomes a treasured toy. Phoenix Books Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 448-3350.
vermonT Gay soCial alTernaTives day Trip: Like-minded folks visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Contact trip leader for details. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, 12:30 p.m. $10 museum admission; preregister. Info, 415-971-8418.
BurlinGTon Farmers markeT: More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Burlington City Hall Park, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 310-5172, info@burlingtonfarmersmarket. org. CapiTal CiTy Farmers markeT: Meats and cheeses join farm-fresh produce, baked goods and locally made arts and crafts. 60 State Street, Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2958. middleBury Farmers markeT: See WED.26, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. norThwesT Farmers markeT: Stock up on local produce, garden plants, canned goods and handmade crafts. Taylor Park, St. Albans, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 370-6040. ruTland CounTy Farmers markeT: Downtown strollers find high-quality fruits and veggies, fresh-cut flowers, sweet treats, and artisan crafts within arms’ reach. Depot Park, Rutland, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 773-4813. waiTsField Farmers markeT: Local entertainment enlivens a bustling, open-air market boasting extensive seasonal produce, prepared foods and artisan crafts. Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 472-8027.
al BasiCs & rail: The Brooklyn-based band’s hip-hop beats meet the local group’s poetic “sound assault” at this all-ages show. ROTA Gallery, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. $3-10. Info, 518314-9872, email@example.com. dmx: The renowned hip-hop artist and actor gives a benefit concert for Andy Williams, aka DJ A-Dog, to help the former’s medical costs for cancer treatment. Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, South Burlington, 8 p.m. $37.50; $105 VIP tickets; cash bar. Info, 863-5966 or 865-2787. Jenny Brook Family BlueGrass FesTival: See THU.27, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. killinGTon musiC FesTival: More than 20 internationally acclaimed musicians perform masterworks by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms in “Vienna in Vermont.” Ramshead Lodge, Killington Resort, 7 p.m. $20. Info, 422-1330. mary rowell & Friends: The violinist leads flutist Karen Kervra, cellist Frances Rowell and violist Stefanie Taylor in a program of chamber music. Proceeds benefit the Brandon Town Hall. Brandon Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 247-5420. monTréal inTernaTional Jazz FesTival: See FRI.28, 11 a.m.-midnight. vermonT symphony orChesTra Td Bank summer FesTival Tour: See THU.27. Three Stallion Inn, Randolph, gates open for picnicking, 5 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $5-14; free for children under 18 accompanied by an adult with an advance-purchase ticket. Info, 863-5966.
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The Frendly GaTherinG: See FRI.28, 9 a.m.-1 a.m. vermonT QuilT FesTival: See FRI.28, 9 a.m.6 p.m.
sunday spiriTual healinG mediTaTion: A supportive environment helps participants access intuition, empowerment and self-healing tools. Rainbow Institute, Burlington, 11 a.m.noon. Suggested $15 donation. Info, 671-4569.
FiT Camp: Folks get a weekend workout with a run and circuit training. Meet at the skate park. Burlington waterfront, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 774-563-8273. r.i.p.p.e.d.: See WED.26. North End Studio B, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. $10. Info, 578-9243.
Bird-moniTorinG walk: Experienced avian seekers lead participants on a morning stroll to locate various species in their natural habitats. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 7:30 a.m. Free; for adults and older children. Info, 434-2167. Birds By ear: See THU.27, 10:30 a.m.
liSt Your EVENt for frEE At SEVENDAYSVT.COM/POSTEVENT Hike Taylor lodge: This family-friendly excursion travels just over three miles and gains 700 feet in elevation along a trail featuring beaver dams and a waterfall. Dogs welcomed but limited to four total. Contact trip leader for details. Mount Mansfield State Forest, Stowe, 9 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 999-7839, firstname.lastname@example.org. MiliTary road Hike: Site interpreter Carl Fuller takes history buffs on a vigorous trek on an 18th-century route to Mount Independence. Appropriate shoes and personal water bottle required. Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 2-5 p.m. $2; free for children under 15. Info, 759-2412, email@example.com. owl Prowl & NigHT gHosT Hike: Brave souls shine flashlights in search of nocturnal creatures on an excursion to 19th-century settlement ruins, where ghost stories are shared. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 7 p.m. $2-3; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. walk iNTo THe PasT: Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s Everett Marshall leads an easy-tomoderate forested trek as part of the Science to Action project to conserve and improve local natural resources. Appropriate footwear, water and bug spray required. Meet at VAST trail crossing. Limited parking, carpooling recommended. Stage Road, Bolton, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 338-2456, firstname.lastname@example.org. waTer sTriders: Folks grab nets and don water shoes for an aquatic adventure focused on the critters that inhabit Stevenson Brook. Meet at the Nature Trail. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 2 p.m. $2-3; free for children 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103, email@example.com.
VCaM aCCess orieNTaTioN: Video-production hounds learn basic concepts and nomenclature at an overview of VCAM facilities, policies and procedures. VCAM Studio, Burlington, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 651-9692.
BurNHaM liBrary suMMer Book sale: See FRI.28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. CookBook sale: Nearly 500 gently used cookbooks and magazines delight connoisseurs of culinary tomes. Proceeds benefit the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Greek Orthodox Church Community Center, Burlington, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 658-7939.
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solar HoT-waTer oPeN House: Referencing an on-site system, representatives from the nonprofit Energy Co-op of Vermont share logistical details and available incentives for their Co-op Solar program, which ends July 1st. Contact presenter for street address. Private residence, Charlotte, 2-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 395-1388, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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eNglisH daNCe TradiTioNs: Workshops in ritual dance precede a potluck dinner and country dance called by Susan Kevra to the music of Carol Compton, Pam Bockes and Susan Reid. Capital City Grange, Montpelier, workshops, 2-5 p.m.; potluck dinner, 5:15-6:15 p.m.; dance, 6:30-9 p.m. $8-10; bring a dish to share. Info, 899-2378. les BalleTs TroCkadero de MoNTe Carlo: See SAT.29, 7 p.m.
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JusTiN Morrill HoMesTead Tour: See WED.26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. QueeN CiTy gHosTwalk: CeMeTery Tour: Paranormal authority Thea Lewis leads a grave adventure through historic headstones. Parking available at Burlington High School. Meet at Louisa Howard Chapel 10 minutes before start time. Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, 8 p.m. $14-18; for ages 9 and up. Info, 863-5966. THe BarNsTaNd ColleCTiVe: See THU.27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. VerMoNT iNsTiTuTe oF NaTural sCieNCes kayak wiNe & diNe series: Adventurous foodies paddle the White River and work up an appetite before heading to the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm for a three-course dinner. Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee, 3:30-9 p.m. $45-55; $25 for kayak or canoe rental; for ages 21 and up. Info, 359-5000, ext. 223.
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VerMoNT QuilT FesTiVal: See FRI.28, 9 a.m.3 p.m. VerMoNT sTaNd-uP PaddleBoard FesTiVal: A serene, supportive environment welcomes folks looking to try out this fastgrowing recreational sport. Instructional clinics available for beginners. Waterbury Center State Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $3 park entrance fee; $5 suggested donation. Info, 253-2317.
‘aliCe’ audiTioNs: The White River Valley Players hold tryouts for their November production based on Lewis Carroll’s tale about a young girl’s adventures in a zany underground world. Spice Performing Arts Studio, Rochester, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info, 767-4903, firstname.lastname@example.org. CirCus sMirkus Big ToP Tour: Acrobatic adventures abound when performers tumble down the yellow brick road and defy gravity with high-wire acts in “Oz Incorporated.” The Circus Barn, Greensboro, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. $15-19; free for kids under 2. Info, 533-7443. ‘eduCaTiNg riTa’: See WED.26, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
How does your brain process social information?
‘Fiddler oN THe rooF’: See WED.26, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. ‘god oF CarNage’: See THU.27, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. ‘MasTer Class’: See FRI.28, 7 p.m. ‘PriNCess ida’: See THU.27, 7:30 p.m. ‘sPaNk! THe FiFTy sHades Parody’: This unauthorized, provocative comedy by 50 Parodies LLC brings the scandalous fun of the bestselling book to the stage. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $37.50-48. Info, 863-5966.
BaseMeNT TeeN CeNTer aMaziNg raCe: Teens, community members and businesses come together in teams of four for a day of friendly competition. Proceeds benefit the Basement Teen Center. See calendar spotlight. Basement Teen Center, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Donations. Info, 229-9151. HuNTiNgToN raCe 4 suNdaes: Athletes of all ages run or walk along 1-mile, 5K and 10K routes and work up appetites for ice cream sundaes available at the finish. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Neighbor Helping Neighbor. Community Church, Huntington, mile run/walk, 8:30 a.m.; 5K and 10K, 9 a.m. $8-25; free for children under 5. Info, 434-3935, dreamcat@ gmavt.net. TwiN sTaTe sHowdowN: The Vermont Ice Storm face New Hampshire’s Wolfpack in this matchup of the semi-pro football teams. South Burlington High School, 7 p.m. $3-7; free for children under 6. Info, 318-8368.
The Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit wants to know:
Have your pets properly ID’d since they will be in an unfamilar place.
‘NortherN Borders’: See WED.26. Auditorium, Town Hall, Chelsea, 7:30 p.m. $6-12; first come, first served. Info, 357-4616.
food & drink
Cedar CirCle Farm strawBerry Festival: Locals pay tribute to summer’s beloved berry with horse-drawn wagon rides, pick-your-own berries, kids activities, organic eats, live entertainment and more. Cedar Circle Farm, East Thetford, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 per car; cost of food and drink. Info, 785-4737. ChiCkeN BarBeCue: A feast of grilled meat features baked beans, coleslaw, rolls and dessert. Baptist Building, Fairfax, 5-7 p.m. $10-12; takeout available. Info, 644-5094. Burlington Emergency iCe Cream suNday: Dessert comes first when & Veterinary Specialists visitors make and sample hand-cranked ice cream, then learn about the science and history 200 Commerce St | Williston, VT | 802-863-2387 of this sweet treat. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 457-2355. 12v-BEVS(travel)062613.indd 1 6/24/13 5:17 PMPig roast Palooza: Foodies celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mary’s Restaurant with a pig roast, farm-to-table food stations, music, dancing and more. Mary’s Restaurant at the Inn at Baldwin Creek, Bristol, 5-9 p.m. $30-36; cash bar. Info, 453-2432. south BurliNgtoN Farmers market: Farmers, food vendors, artists and crafters set up booths in the parking lot. Kids ages 5 through 12 join the fun with the “Power of Produce” Club. South Burlington High School, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, sbfm.manager@gmail. com. stowe Farmers market: Preserves, produce and other provender attract fans of local food. Red Barn Shops Field, Stowe, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 472-8027 or 498-4734, email@example.com. wiNooski Farmers market: Area growers and bakers offer live music, ethnic eats, and a large variety of produce and agricultural products on the green. Good eaters ages 5 through 12 celebrate veggies with the “Power of Produce” Club. Champlain Mill, Winooski, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 413-446-4684, winooskimarket@ gmail.com.
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suNday yoga: Chelsea Varin teaches various styles, including Vinyasa and Hatha. ROTA Gallery, Plattsburgh, N.Y., noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 518-314-9872.
suNdays For FledgliNgs: Junior birders ages 5 through 12 develop observation and research skills in this combination of environmental science and outdoor play. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 2-3 p.m. Free with admission, $3-6; preregister. Info, 434-2167.
FreNCh CoNversatioN grouP: dimaNChes: Parlez-vous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual, drop-in chat. Panera Bread, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 363-2431.
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‘aN eveNiNg oF CaBaret’: The FlynnArts ensemble — an auditioned troupe of performers ages 18 and up — perform a variety of jazz, musical theater and vaudeville. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 8 p.m. $10-15. Info, 863-5966. historiC orgaN reCital: St. Michael’s College professor William Tortolano performs on the 500-pipe instrument installed in the church in
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the late 1800s. Proceeds benefit the maintenance of the organ. A reception follows. First Universalist Parish, Derby Line, 5 p.m. Free to attend; $10 suggested donation. Info, 873-3563. JeNNy Brook Family Bluegrass Festival: See THU.27, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. moNtréal iNterNatioNal Jazz Festival: See FRI.28, 11 a.m.-midnight. musiC oN the PorCh: The HouseRockers give an informal concert of classic rock and blues. Waterbury Station, Green Mountain Coffee Visitor Center & Café, Waterbury, 1-3 p.m. Free; nonperishable food items accepted. Info, 882-2700. riCk & the ramBlers: The local westernswing band gives an outdoor concert as part of its 2013 “Riding My Guitar Tour” celebrating front man Rick Norcross’ 50 years in music. Rain location: Grand Isle School. Grand Isle Lake House, grounds open for picnicking, 5:30 p.m.; concert, 6:30 p.m. $20-25. Info, 863-5966 or 372-8889.
Birds By ear: See THU.27, 9 a.m. early Birder morNiNg walks: Experienced avian seekers faciliate a woodland stroll through native habitats. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 7-9 a.m. Free. Info, 434-2167. roCkiN’ the little river: Folks meet at the Waterbury Dam viewpoint and monument to explore the reforested remains of Camp Smith, and learn how the Civilian Conservation Corps saved the Winooski Valley from flooded ruin. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 11:30 a.m. $2-3; free for children ages 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103, greenwarbler@gmail. com. war oF the weeds!: Garden helpers learn about plant identification while removing invasive honeysuckle shrubs. Meet at A-Side Camper’s Beach parking lot. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 10 a.m. $2-3; free for children ages 3 and under; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103, firstname.lastname@example.org.
herBal workshoP: Herbalist Brian Cambra discusses the benefits and properties of common foods, spices and garden herbs. Community Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. lake ChamPlaiN Bridge PreservatioN & restoratioN semiNar: Vermont’s Chimney Point historic-site manager Elsa Gilbertson joins Crown Point, New York’s Thomas Hughes in a program reviewing the completed project. Meet at the Chimney Point museum and plan to drive or bike over the bridge. Chimney Point State Historic Site, Vergennes, 1-4 p.m. $8-15. Info, 759-2412 , email@example.com.
vermoNt suN triathaloN: A 600-yard swim, 14-mile bike and 3.1-mile run put athletes’ physical and mental strength to the test. Branbury State Park, Salisbury, registration, 6:45-7:45 a.m; race, 8 a.m. $65-80; $95-110 for team. Info, 388-6888. womeN’s PiCkuP soCCer: Quick-footed ladies of varying skill levels break a sweat while stringing together passes and making runs for the goal. Rain location, Miller Community and Recreation Center. Starr Farm Athletic Field, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $3; for women ages 18 and up. Info, 864-0123.
‘master Class’: See FRI.28, 2 p.m.
BurNham liBrary summer Book sale: See FRI.28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
PuBliC heariNg: Community members voice opinions about the town’s proposed amendments to the Sewer Allocation Ordinance. Town Hall, Williston, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-5121. somali iNdePeNdeNCe day Party: The United Somali Community Council of Vermont hosts an festive evening of traditional food and music. North End Studio A, Burlington, 8-midnight. $10 suggested donation. Info, 863-6713.
adaPtive iNterNatioNal Folk daNCiNg: Creative movers of all ages, abilities and mobility learn international routines. Walkers and wheelchairs are accommodated. North End Studio A, Burlington, 1-2 p.m. $5; free for assistants. Info, 863-6713.
Fiddle, BaNJo, ukulele, guitar demo & iNstrumeNt trial: Music lovers from age 5 through adults join Sarah Hotchkiss and John Mowad of Woodbury Strings for 45-minute demos on various instruments. Burlington Violin Shop, noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. Free. Info, 223-8945.
‘NortherN Borders’: See WED.26. Roxbury Fire Station, 7:30 p.m. $6-12; first come, first served. Info, 357-4616.
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avoid Falls with imProved staBility: See FRI.28, 10 a.m. Forza: the samurai sword workout: See THU.27, 6-7 p.m. herBal CoNsultatioNs: Betzy Bancroft, Larken Bunce, Guido Masé and students from the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism evaluate individual constitutions and health conditions. City Market, Burlington, 4-7 p.m. Free; preregister at firstname.lastname@example.org. Info, 861-9757. r.i.P.P.e.d.: See WED.26, 7-8 p.m.
aliCe iN NoodlelaNd: Youngsters get acquainted over crafts and play while new parents and expectant mothers chat with maternity nurse and lactation consultant Alice Gonyar. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810. dig iNto stories with megaN: Little ones expand their imaginations through themed tales, songs and rhymes that “rock.” Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. ‘sid the sCieNCe kid: the movie’: Kiddos ages 6 through 9 follow the onscreen adventures of Sid and Gabriela at they explore the Super Ultimate Science Museum. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.
moNtréal iNterNatioNal Jazz Festival: See FRI.28, 11 a.m.-midnight.
‘eduCatiNg rita’: See WED.26, 7:30 p.m. ‘god oF CarNage’: See THU.27, 7 p.m.
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RecoRdeR-Playing gRouP: Musicians produce early folk, baroque and swing-jazz melodies. New and potential players welcome. Presto Music Store, South Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-0030, info@prestomusic. net.
Basic comPuteR skills: Those looking to enter the high-tech age gain valuable knowledge. Tracy Hall, Norwich, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3403.
5k Running seRies: Athletes break a sweat in a weekly bout of friendly competition. Arrowhead Golf Course, Milton, 6 p.m. $5. Info, 893-0234. mountain Bike Race: Riders tackle a 5K course that travels through open fields and wooded terrain. Arrowhead Golf Course, Milton, 6:30 p.m. $5. Info, 893-0234.
met encoRe seRies: See WED.26. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 7 p.m. $13-15. Info, 518-523-2512.
damien echols: The author reads his bestselling memoir Life After Death, which chronicles his nearly 18 years on death row as one of “The West Memphis Three” before his 2011 release. A Q&A, reception and book signing follow. Haybarn Theatre, Goddard College, Plainfield, 7-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 454-8311, goddard.edu. summeR Book sale: See WED.26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
swing-dance PRactice session: Quickfooted participants get moving in different styles, such as the lindy hop, charleston and balboa. Indoor shoes required. Champlain Club, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Info, 448-2930.
middleBuRy solaR Q&a: Community members learn about affordable options for implementing residential and commercial solar power systems. SunCommon Solar Pop-up Art Gallery, Middlebury, noon-1 p.m. Free; preregister at suncommon.com; bring a bag lunch. Info, 236-2199.
time-tRavel tuesdays: Willing workers of all ages step into the past with late-19th-century farm chores and pastimes. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 457-2355.
‘noRtheRn BoRdeRs’: See WED.26. Gymnasium, Canaan School, 7:30 p.m. $6-12; first come, first served. Info, 357-4616. Peace & PoPcoRn: Cinema buffs peruse the Peace and Justice Center’s video library and choose the evening’s film. Peace and Justice Center, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 8632345, ext. 6.
food & drink
Rutland county FaRmeRs maRket: See SAT.29, 3-6 p.m.
health & fitness
laughteR yoga: What’s so funny? Giggles burst out as gentle aerobic exercise and yogic breathing meet unconditional laughter to enhance physical, emotional and spiritual health and well-being. Miller Community and Recreation Center, Burlington, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 355-5129.
cReative tuesdays: Artists engage their imaginations with recycled crafts. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. gaRden stoRytime: Kiddos up to age 5 head to the library’s plot for summertime tales and songs. Indoor program in the event of inclement weather. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Info, 388-4097. PReschool stoRytime & take-home cRaFt: Little learners master early-literacy skills through tales, songs and hands-on activities. Sarah Partridge Community Library, East Middlebury, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Info, 388-7588. stoRy time with coRey: Read-aloud tales and crafts led by store employee Corey Bushey expand the imaginations of young minds. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810. summeR stoRy time seRies: Special guest readers delight lit lovers of all ages with tales and themed crafts at this weekly gathering. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. youth media laB: Aspiring Spielbergs learn about moviemaking with local television experts. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 3-4:30 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 388-4097.
castleton summeR conceRts: The Starline Rhythm Boys perform spirited country and juke-joint songs that channel the sound of the 1940s and ‘50s. Castleton State College, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 468-6039. Jazz night with miRanda di PeRno: As part of the Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series, the New York City-based singer-songwriter belts out soulful tunes. Mid’s Park, Lake Placid, N.Y., 7 p.m. Free. Info, 518-523-8925. montRéal inteRnational Jazz Festival: See FRI.28, 11 a.m.-midnight. veRmont symPhony oRchestRa td Bank summeR Festival touR: See THU.27. Hunter Fairgrounds, Manchester, gates open for picnicking, 5 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $12-37; free for children under 18 accompanied by an adult with an advance-purchase ticket. Info, 863-5966.
catamount tRail Running seRies: Runners of all ages and abilities break a sweat in this weekly 5K race. Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Williston, 6-8 p.m. $3-8; free for children 8 and under. Info, 879-6001. cycling 101: Linda Freeman of Onion River Sports leads a training ride aimed at building confidence, strength, endurance and a sense of community. Montpelier High School, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-9409 or 223-6161, ext. 719.
ciRcus smiRkus Big toP touR: See Sat.29. Leonard Field, St. Johnsbury, 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. $15-19; free for kids under 2. Info, 533-7443. ‘educating Rita’: See WED.26, 7:30 p.m.
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Cady/Potter Writers CirCle: Literary enthusiasts improve their craft through assignments, journal exercises, reading, sharing and occasional book discussions. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 349-6970. Christian Peet: The Goddard College alumnus and founding editor of the Grafton-based Tarpaulin Sky Press presents “Publishing: From Monster to Micro.” Haybarn Theatre, Goddard College, Plainfield, 7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 454-8311, email@example.com. summer Book sale: See WED.26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
imProv night: See WED.26, 8-10 p.m.
Justin morrill homestead tour: See WED.26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
fairs & festivals
vermont summer Festival horse shoWs: Top New England equestrians of all ages compete in various categories over the course of six weeks. Harold Beebe Farm, East Dorset, 8 a.m.4 p.m. $3-7. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
food & drink
ColChester Farmers market: See WED.26, 4-7 p.m. middleBury Farmers market: See WED.26, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Williston Farmers market: See WED.26, 4-7 p.m.
Burlington go CluB: See WED.26, 7-9 p.m.
health & fitness
Bristol toWn Band: See WED.26, 7-8:30 p.m. City hall Park lunChtime PerFormanCes: See WED.26, noon. graFton musiC Festival: Good eats and children’s activities complement a weekend of spirited tunes by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Starline Rhythm Boys and others. Various locations, Grafton, 7:30 p.m. Prices vary; many events are free; see graftonmusicfestival.com for schedule and details. Info, email@example.com. green mountain ChamBer musiC Festival: ‘out oF Body exPerienCe: musiC oF mystery’: Faculty from the annual summer conservatory perform compelling works by Beethoven, Shih-Hui Chen, Gabriela Frank and Robert Helps. UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $25; $140 for seven-concert pass; free for students under age 22 with valid school ID. Info, 503-1220, firstname.lastname@example.org. montréal international Jazz Festival: See FRI.28, 11 a.m.-midnight. Planet in the Park: A master mix battle with the Fix featuring DJ Haitian and Craig Mitchell sets the tone for a show featuring Jake Miller, Beyond the Sun, Jadagrace, DeLon, Honor Society and Classified. Battery Park, Burlington, noon-10:30 p.m. Free. Info, 654-9323. vermont symPhony orChestra td Bank summer Festival tour: See THU.27. Grafton Ponds, gates open for picnicking, 5:30 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $12-36; free for children under 18 accompanied by an adult with an advance-purchase ticket. Info, 863-5966. ‘Wednesdays on the marketPlaCe’ ConCert series: See WED.26, 6-8 p.m.
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Catamount mountain Bike series: See WED.26, 6 p.m. green mountain taBle tennis CluB: See WED.26, 7-10 p.m. montPelier mile: Athletes of all ages kick off the Independence Day parade with a 1-mile race through historic downtown. Proceeds benefit the Montpelier Rotary Club. People’s United Bank, Montpelier, registration, 3:45 p.m.; race, 6 p.m. $5-20. Info, 229-9409, events@onionriver. com.
CirCus smirkus Big toP tour: See TUE.02, 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. ‘eduCating rita’: See WED.26, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. voxFest: In Vox Barter, Dartmouth College alumnus Sarah Hughes directs current students and alumni in themed, cabaret-inspired performances. Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 8 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422.
Burlington Writers WorkshoP meeting: See WED.26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. summer Book sale: See WED.26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. m
Buried treasure & Pirate Fun: Toddlers and preschoolers burn off energy with themed activities. Highgate Public Library, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 868-3970. Chess For kids: See WED.26, 3-4 p.m. ‘dig into reading!’: dig into Worms: Naturalist Liza Earle leads youngsters up to age 8 in a hands-on activity. A complimentary lunch follows. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 1011:30 a.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. hamPstead stage ComPany: The New Hampshire-based children’s theater company presents a stage adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden. Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 388-4097. ‘narnia’: Using popular songs from the 1960s, the Very Merry Theatre entertains little ones ages 5 and up with a stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on the library lawn. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. riChFord PaJama story time: Little ones up to age 6 wear their jammies for evening tales. Arvin A. Brown Library, Richford, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. WaCky Wednesday: dinosaur sPelling Contest: Get the word out! Kiddos receive vocabulary lists and practice up for a Dino Bee
Crystal meditation: See WED.26, 5:30-7 p.m. r.i.P.P.e.d.: See WED.26, 6-7 p.m.
that follows. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 12:30-1 p.m. Free with admission, $9.50-12.50. Info, 877-324-6386. young & Fun series: Tim Dumas leads kiddos in an energetic romp filled with magic and comedy. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 10:30 a.m. Free; first come, first served. Info, 518-523-2512.
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Thrill seekers watch racetrack action before a special fireworks show. July 4, 6:30 p.m., Thunder Road SpeedBowl. Info, 244-6963. thunderroadspeedbowl.com
A Main Street parade leads to an afternoon of fun in the sun, including field games, a chicken barbecue and a dunk tank. July 4, 11 a.m., Cabot Recreation Field. Info, 563-9907.
Dinner, light fare and swimming precede magnificent sky blossoms. July 4, fireworks at dusk, Jay Village Inn & Restaurant. Info, 988-2306. jayvt.com
Bring your own picnic to this spirited shindig featuring music, entertainment, kids activities, food and, naturally, fireworks. Don’t miss the bed races down Main Street. July 4, noon-10:30 p.m., Gardner Memorial Park. Info, 334-6345. kingdomaquafest.com
Agricultural amusements — from a tractor pull to games on horseback — kick off the festivities. A grand parade at 3 p.m. leads from downtown to the Fairgrounds; fireworks follow at dusk. July 4, 8 a.m.-dusk, Orleans County Fairgrounds. Info, 525-3555. orleanscountyfair.net
The small town celebrates the Fourth in a big way with live music, games, crafts and a bright lights show ending Wednesday evening with a bang. The Great Bristol Outhouse Race, a 5K road race and a themed parade extend the fun to Thursday. July 3, 6 p.m.dusk, and July 4, 7:30 a.m., various downtown locations. Info, 453-5451. bristol4th.com
Amateur athletes make strides at a fun run, then take in a Main Street parade and evening concerts before a fireworks finale at Bayside Beach. July 4, 8:15 a.m.-dusk, various locations. Info, 2645640. colchestervt.gov
Essex Independence Day makes a splash at the swimming pool. Other festivities include live music, a bounce castle, an obstacle course, circus acts and Super Nova Disc Dogs. July 4, 6 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Maple Street Park. Rain site: Essex High School ice rink. Info, 878-1375. ejrp.org
Jeffersonville An old-fashioned town parade kicks off carnival-style entertainment and a frogjumping contest. Head to Smugglers’ Notch Resort at 5 p.m. for the Firemen’s Barbecue on the Green, patriotic music by the Vermont National Guard 40th Army Band and fireworks in front of the Green Mountains. July 4, 10 a.m.dusk, various locations. Info, 644-1118. smuggs.com
North Hero Sky bursts bloom after dark at a fireworks extravaganza in the middle of Lake Champlain. July 3, park opens at 10 a.m. for swimming and picnicking; fireworks at dusk, Knight Point State Park. Info, 372-8400. champlainislands.com
High spirits fly at this Fourth of July celebration, which includes a parade, barbecue potluck, pool party and nighttime fireworks. July 4, all day, Herbert I. Johnson Recreation Center. Info, 422-2105. discoverkillington.com
Folks reflect on American life in a themed promenade and street fest featuring unique floats, antique cars and live music. July 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Merchant’s Row. Info, 728-9027. randolph-chamber.com
Burlington Live bands and fun-filled activities — including an air show, obstacle course and bounce house — set the scene for spectacular fireworks over Lake Champlain. July 3, 3 p.m.-dusk; fireworks at 9:30 p.m., various waterfront locations. Info, 864-0123. enjoyburlington.com Rock the Dock Celebration: Queen City sailors host a benefit for the CSC McConnell Scholarship Fund with prime lakeside seating, restaurant eats and DJ’d tunes. July 3, 6:30 p.m., Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center dock. $25-65. Info, 864-2499. communitysailingcenter.org
Fairfax A two-mile parade route to the recreation park is followed by the always-popular Ducky Race, now in its 21st year. July 4, 1 p.m., Fairfax Community Park. Info, 849-2641. fairfaxrecreation.com
Grand Isle Neighbors come together for potatosack and three-legged races, a chicken barbecue, pie contests, pony rides and other blast-from-the-past celebrations. July 4, 1 p.m., Grand Isle Recreation Field. Info, 598-6533. champlainislands.com
Milton A parade, music, magic, tethered hot-air balloon rides and chicken barbecue culminate in “the most spectacular fireworks display Milton has ever seen.” July 4, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Bombardier Park. Info, 893-4077. milton250.org
Montpelier Patriots catch street entertainment, circus arts, concerts on the Statehouse steps and a 6 p.m. parade. Downtown fills with bands and vendors before evening fireworks. July 3, 10 a.m.-10:45 p.m., downtown Montpelier. Info, 2239604. montpelieralive.org
Rochester Patriots celebrate the nation’s birthday with the Independence Day Dash, supporting Pierce Hall’s renovation project. A colorful community parade follows at 11 a.m. July 4, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Rochester Park. Info, 767-3631. rochestervermont.org
Rutland Award-winning fireworks at 9:45 p.m. cap Summer Smash 2013, which includes carnival-style concessions and the Stoney Roberts Demolition Derby. July 4, 4:30 p.m.; fireworks at 9:45
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Shelburne for the 51st year, the church hosts an auction and bazaar, followed by a barbecue with all the fixings. July 4, 9 a.m., Shelburne United Methodist Church. Info, 985-3981.
South Hero A colorful themed parade starts at the corner of Landon Road and south street. July 4, 11 a.m., various locations. Info, 372-5566. champlainislands.com
Beatles tribute band British Mania cover classic-pop hits on the green before a fireworks display. July 4, 6 p.m., Maple Tree Place. Info, 879-9100. shopmtp.com
Woodstock Independence Day starts off on the right foot with a road race and kids fun run, followed by live music, a community cookout, a flag ceremony and booming fireworks. July 4, 7:30 a.m.-dusk, various locations. Info, 4572500. unionarena.org old Vermont fourth: Celebrate the fourth the old-fashioned way — with patriotic speeches, wagon rides, icecream making and an egg toss. July 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Billings Farm & Museum. $3-12; free for kids under 3. Info, 457-2355. billingsfarm.org m
Thousands don red, white and blue to attend one of the state’s largest parades. After, they head to Lincoln Peak for a barbecue, live music in Castlerock Pub and dazzling fireworks come nightfall. July 4, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., various locations. Info, 496-3409. madrivervalley.com
folks ooh and ahh as fireworks illuminate the evening sky above the Red Mill Restaurant. July 3, 5-10 p.m., Basin Harbor Club. Info, 475-2311. basinharbor.com
This two-day “not quite Independence Day Celebration” features a carnival atmosphere of clowns, a hypnotist show, lawn-tractor jousting, a parade, live music and more. fireworks light up the sky at dusk on June 29th. June 28, 6-10 p.m., June 29, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Dac Rowe Field. Info, 760-8080. waterburynqid.com
This old-fashioned celebration starts with marching music in the Moscow parade. face painting, music, clowns and food in the village follow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fun picks up at Mayo farm at 6 p.m., with fireworks at dusk. July 4, 10 a.m.-dark, various locations. Info, 253-7321. gostowe.com or stowevibrancy.com
stars & stripes Charity Air show: high-flying thrills delight crowds at this family-friendly event featuring renowned stunt pilots Rob holland, Jimmy Parker and Riley Kissenberth Proceeds benefit the King street Center. June 30, gates open at 11 a.m.; show, 1 p.m., Sugarbush Airport. $5-10. Info, 496-3473.
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art ART STOPS @ JOURNEYWORKS: Thursday-morning tea, art and improvisational theater. Jun. 20: Creating Gratitude and Healing Sticks; Jul. 11: Journaling; Jul. 18: Creating an Altar; Jul. 25: Playback Theatre; Aug. 1: Expressive Art for Our Heart. August 8: Photography As a Healing Art. Join us one morning, or all. Preregistration required. Jun. 20-Aug. 8, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Cost: $25/workshop or $120/series. Location: JourneyWorks Office, 11 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: Jennie Kristel, 860-6203, jkristel61@ hotmail.com, journeyworksvt. wordpress.com.
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LANDSCAPE PAINTING: Transform a favorite landscape image into a realistic, multilayered oil painting that employs the classical Renaissance techniques of master painters. The core principles taught in this class will benefit any painting style, subject matter or discipline. See instructor Sheel Gardner Anand’s own work at sheel.net. Bring your own painting supplies. Ages 16 and up. Jul. 16-Aug. 20, 6-8:30 p.m., weekly on Tue. Cost: $160/person; $144/BCA members. Location: BCA Center painting studio, 135 Church St., 3rd floor, Burlington. PHOTO: INTRO TO FILM/DIGITAL SLR: Explore the basic workings of the manual 35mm film or digital SLR camera to learn how to take the photographs you envision. Demystify f-stops, shutter speeds and exposure, and learn the basics of composition, lens choices and film types/sensitivity. No experience necessary. Jul. 10-Aug. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., weekly on Wed. Cost: $160/ person; $144/BCA members. Location: BCA Center Digital Media Lab, Burlington.
WHEEL THROWING THURSDAYS: This six-week class is an introduction to clay, pottery and the ceramics studio. Students will work primarily on the potter’s wheel, learning basic throwing and forming techniques, while creating functional pieces such as mugs, vases and bowls. No previous experience needed! Ages: 16 and up. Jul. 11Aug. 22, 6-8:30 p.m., weekly on Thu. Cost: $230/person; $207/ BCA members. Incl. your 1st bag of clay! Extra clay sold separately at $20/25 lb. bag. Glazes & firings incl. Location: BCA Clay Studio, wheel room, 250 Main St., Burlington.
cooking KITCHEN MEDICINE WORKSHOPS: Enjoy a meal together during each class and leave with recipes, meal plans and awareness about how to choose the foods best suited for you during each season. For detailed class descriptions, visit vtherbcenter.org under “short courses.” Tue., Jul. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Wild Edibles; Tue., Jul. 23, 5:30-8:30p.m.: Making Local Food Affordable. Cost: $35/nonmembers; $30/members, preregistration required. Location: Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, 252 Main St., Montpelier. Info: Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, 224-7100, email@example.com, vtherbcenter.org.
dance DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Salsa classes, nightclub-style, on-one and on-two, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. $13/person for one-hour class. No dance experience, partner or preregistration required, just the desire to have fun! Drop in any time and prepare for an enjoyable workout! Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 598-1077, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DSANTOS VT SALSA: Experience the fun and excitement of Burlington’s eclectic dance community by learning salsa. Trained by world famous dancer Manuel Dos Santos, we teach you how to dance to the music and how to have a great time on the dance floor! There is no better time to start than now! Mon. evenings: beginner class, 7-8 p.m.: intermediate, 8:159:15 p.m. Cost: $10/1-hr. class. Location: Movement Studio, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info: Tyler Crandall, 598-9204, email@example.com, dsantosvt. com.
drumming TAIKO, DJEMBE, CONGAS & BATA!: Taiko in Burlington! Tue. Taiko adult classes begin Sep. 10, Oct. 22 and Dec. 3, 5:30-6:20 p.m. $72/6 wks. Kids classes begin the same dates, 4:30-5:20 p.m. $60/6 wks. Conga and Djembe Fri. classes start Jul. 12 and Aug. 2, 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. $15/ class. Montpelier Conga classes start Jul. 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $60/4 wks. Location: Burlington Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., suite 3-G, Burlington. Info: Stuart Paton, 999-4255, spaton55@ gmail.com, burlingtontaiko.org.
education CELTIC WOMEN INSTITUTE: Two hands-on courses, of six sessions, examine history, culture, music, spirituality of the peoples identified as Keltoi since the Bronze Age. Learn of the Bear Religion, traditions of homes & clan, ancient Celts in North America, Druids and the nine marriage types under the Brehon System, and much more! Wed. evenings in Jul. & Aug. & the 1st Wed. of Sep. Cost: $120/person; $200 for both classes. Location: Celtic Women Institute, Studio B, North End Studios, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Gael Kains Educational
Consulting, Dr. Gael MacMillan Kains, 605-877-2826, firstname.lastname@example.org, celticwomeninstitute.webs.com.
finance CONSCIOUS PROSPERITY: JUNG ON MONEY: Have any money worries? Does a “money complex” stymie your life? Learn how to enrich your life, literally and figuratively, in this course that brings a Jungian perspective to bear on the monetary side of life. Led by Sue Mehrtens, teacher and author. Jul. 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $60/ person. Location: 55 Clover Ln., Waterbury. Info: Sue, 244-7909.
M CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE: A WORKSHOP FOR THEATER & LIFE: Michael Chekhov’s unique contribution to acting has been one of the bestkept secrets of the theatrical world. Nephew of Anton Chekhov and considered the most brilliant pupil of Stanislavski, Chekhov’s techniques integrate imagination, physicality and intellect, encouraging a sense of ease and emotional truth that tends to impact both performance and everyday life. Playful and thought-provoking, this workshop, led by Susan Palmer, introduces the vitality of Chekhov’s approach, which inspires and enables performers and nonperformers alike to open new doors to the creative individuality within. Adults & Teens 16+. Mon., Wed, & Fri., Jul. 8, 10 & 12, 5:45-7:45 p.m. Cost: $75/person. Location: Flynn Center for
DANCE, ACTING, & MUSIC WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS & OLDER TEENS: The Business of Show Biz with an NYC professional, Skinner Releasing Technique, Michael Chekhov Acting, EmBODYing Character, Wilde & Shaw, Mask Work, Jazz Improvisation, and Latin Jazz Intensive with Grammy-winner Arturo O’Farrill! Pursue your passion, follow your dreams, build skills, and command confidence! Scholarships and payment plans available. Let nothing stand in your way! Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington. Info: 652-4500, flynnarts.org. MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS & INTENSIVES: Radio Plays, Comedy Club, Acting on the Flynn Stage, Hip Hop & Jazz Dance, Music Video-making, Audition Intensive, & Jazz Music with Grammy Winner Arturo O’Farrill! Full and half-day programs. Scholarships available. Build confidence, build skills, and build friendships that last! Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington. Info: 652-4500, flynnarts.org. SUMMER CAMPS FOR AGES 4-8: Give your kids a dose of confidence, collaboration, and imaginative fun! Themes include Magic Treehouse, Magic Schoolbus, Pirates & Shipwrecks, Muppets & Puppets, Animal Fairy Tales, Princess Ballet, & Superheroes! Full & half-day camps; aftercare and scholarships available; held at the Flynn with field trips to the library, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Oakledge Park, BCA & beautiful Shelburne Farms. Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington. Info: 652-4500, flynnarts.org. SUMMER CAMPS FOR AGES 8-10: Give your kids a dose of confidence, leadership, teamwork, problem-solving and creative fun! Themes include Wizardry, Star Wars & Stage Combat, Dragons & Monsters, & Crafts/Costumes/Dance FLYNN ARTS
SILKSCREENING: Torrey Valyou, local silkscreener/owner of New Duds, will show you how to design and print T-shirts, posters, fine art & more! Learn a variety of techniques for printing
WHEEL THROWING MONDAYS: This six-week class is an introduction to clay, pottery and the ceramics studio. Students will work primarily on the potter’s wheel, learning basic throwing and forming techniques, while creating functional pieces such as mugs, vases and bowls. No previous experience needed! Ages 16 and up. Jul. 8-Aug. 12, 6-8:30 p.m., weekly on Mon. Cost: $230/person; $207/BCA members. Incl. your 1st bag of clay! Extra clay sold separately at $20/25 lb. bag. Glazes & firings incl. Location: BCA Clay Studio, wheel room, 250 Main St., Burlington.
DROP IN: ARTIST MARKET KID ZONE: Families are invited to create during the Burlington Famers Market. Have a blast together making art in the park: painting, drawing, printmaking and more! Donations support BCA’s education scholarships for youth and adults. Parents must accompany their children. All materials provided no registration necessary. KID ZONE is weather dependent. All ages. Jul. 13-Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., weekly on Sat. Cost: $5/ participant; $4/BCA members.
ETCHING: Discover the ancient printing technique of etching, for artists who love to draw and want to make highly detailed prints. No experience needed. Over 25 hours per week of open studio time also included for producing prints; students may not use acid baths outside of class time. Ages 16 and up. Jul. 8-Aug. 12, 6-8:30 p.m., weekly on Mon. Cost: $200/person; $180/BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington.
THE BUSINESS OF SHOW BIZ: Broadway Workshop director Marc Tumminelli is one of the top acting coaches in New York, with students who have appeared in countless Broadway shows. This workshop gives an insider’s look at how to create a career in the NYC musical theater market. Learn about headshots, resumes, agents, managers, casting directors, open calls, mailings, unions, survival jobs, audition material, colleges, creating a business plan and keeping sane while you do it! This is a unique opportunity to ask questions and get honest answers from someone who knows the “biz” inside and out. Adults & Teens 15+. Tue., Jul. 9, 5:45-7:15 p.m. Cost: $25/person; $200 for both classes. Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington. Info: 652-4500, flynnarts.org.
ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY AT SHELBURNE FARMS: Visit the historic agricultural buildings at Shelburne Farms and capture beautiful photographic images that reveal structure and architectural form. Class will include lectures discussing historic imagery and technique, field shoots and critique. Students will have access to an archival Epson printer. Thu., Aug. 1 & 8, 6-9 p.m., & Sat., Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $160/person; $144/BCA members. Location: BCA Center Digital Media Lab, Burlington, & Shelburne Farms, Shelburne.
DROP IN: LIFE DRAWING: This drop-in life drawing class is open to all levels and facilitated by local painter Glynnis Fawkes. Spend the evening with other artists, drawing one of our experienced models. Please bring your own drawing materials and paper. No registration necessary. Ages 16 and up. Jul. 8-Aug. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., weekly on Mon. Cost: $8/participant; $7/BCA members. Purchase a drop-in card and get the 6th visit for free. Location: BCA Center painting studio, 135 Church St., 3rd floor, Burlington.
the Performing Arts, Burlington. Info: 652-4500, flynnarts.org.
Call 865-7166 for info or register online at burlingtoncityarts.org. Teacher bios are also available online.
Location: BCA Artist Market, City Hall Park, Burlington.
images using hand-drawn, photographic or borrowed imagery. No experience necessary. Cost includes over 25 hours/week of open studio hours. Ages 16 and up. Jul. 11-Aug. 15, 6-8:30 p.m., weekly on Thu. Cost: $210/ person; $189/BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington.
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View six private gardens. Afternoon tea included from 3 to 4 pm. Purchase tickets early as the tour sells out! Tickets available at FlynnTix, Gardener’s Supply in Burlington and Williston, Lang Farm Nursery in Essex Junction, Horsford Gardens & Nursery in Charlotte, and Shelburne Supermarket. Event is rain or shine.
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Adventure PhotogrAPhy on LAke ChAmPLAin: Join Helen Day and the community sailing center in Burlington for instructional and recreational sailing paired with digital slR photography discussion and work session. sail and shoot lake champlain in the morning and afternoon with a lunch break and artistic discussion on land. Instructor: Ryan Bent. Sat., Jul. 27, 9 a.m.-4 pm. Cost: $240/ person w/ HDAC’s Adventure Photography: Photography Lab. $170/person not incl. Adventure Photography: Photoshop Lab. Location: Lake Champlain, Call for directions. Info: 253-8358, email@example.com, helenday.com.
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herbs Wisdom of the herbs sChooL: earth skills for changing times. experiential programs embracing local wild edible and medicinal plants, food as first medicine, sustainable living skills and the inner journey. annie Mccleary, director, and George lisi, naturalist. Location: Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury. Info: 456-8122, annie@wisdomoftheherbsschool. com, wisdomoftheherbsschool. com.
language AnnounCing sPAnish CLAsses: Join us for adult spanish classes this summer. Our sixth year. learn from a native speaker via small classes, individual instruction or student tutoring. You’ll always be participating and speaking. lesson packages for travelers. also lessons for young children; they love it! see our website or contact us for details. Beginning wk. of Jun. 24 for 10 wks. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center,
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martial arts Aikido: This circular, flowing Japanese martial art is a great method to get in shape and reduce stress. We also offer classes for children ages 5-12. classes are taught by Benjamin Pincus sensei, Vermont’s senior and only fully certified aikido teacher. Visitors are always welcome. We offer adult classes 7 days a wk. Summer special: Join for 2 mos. by Aug. 6 & receive a free mo. & uniform & save $155. Location: Aikido of Champlain Valley, 257 Pine St. (across from Conant Metal & Light), Burlington. Info: 951-8900, burlingtonaikido.org. Aikido CLAsses: aikido trains body and spirit, promoting flexibility and strong center within flowing movement, martial sensibility with compassionate presence, respect for others, and confidence in oneself. Location: Vermont Aikido, 274 N. Winooski Ave. (2nd floor), Burlington. Info: Vermont Aikido, 862-9785, vermontaikido.org. vermont brAZiLiAn JiuJitsu: classes for men, women and children. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enhances strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and cardio-respiratory fitness. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training builds and helps to instill courage and selfconfidence. We offer a legitimate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial arts program in a friendly, safe and positive environment. accept no imitations. learn from one of the world’s best, Julio “Foca” Fernandez, cBJJ and IBJJF
certified 6th Degree Black Belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor under carlson Gracie sr., teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! a 5-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Featherweight champion and 3-time Rio de Janeiro state champion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mon.-Fri., 6-9 p.m., & Sat., 10 a.m. 1st class is free. Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 660-4072, firstname.lastname@example.org, vermontbjj.com.
meditation LeArn to meditAte: Through the practice of sitting still and following your breath as it goes out and dissolves, you are connecting with your heart. By simply letting yourself be, as you are, you develop genuine sympathy toward yourself. The Burlington shambhala center offers meditation as a path to discovering gentleness and wisdom. Meditation instruction avail. Sun. mornings, 9 a.m.noon, or by appt. Meditation sessions on Tue. & Thu., noon-1 p.m. and Mon.-Thu., 6-7 p.m. The Shambhala Cafe meets 1st Sat. of ea. mo. for meditation & discussions, 9 a.m.-noon. An Open House occurs 3rd Fri. of ea. mo., 7-9 p.m., which incl. an intro to the center, a short dharma talk & socializing. Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 S. Winooski Ave. Info: 658-6795, burlingtonshambhalactr.org. Zen renovAtion: spring cleaning for your mind! Become environ/mentally sound-inside & out. Get Zen! Weekly Meditation Classes, Wed., 7 p.m. $10/person. Free Sunday Bruch, 11:30
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music Fiddle & Banjo lessons: 4-104!: Woodbury strings is now offering lessons in Burlington on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and ukulele starting as young as age 4 on some instruments. We specialize in teaching beginners and have a complete program with recitals, public performances and more. Visit our website for more information. Location: Burlington Violin Shop, 23 Church St., Burlington. Info: 2238945, woodburystrings@gmail. com, woodburystrings.com. Try ouT a Fiddle aT BurlingTon Violin shop!: Introductory classes throughout the day for all ages with appropriate-size fiddles to loan for the class. Preregistration required. Please visit our website for more information. Jul. 8, 10-10:45 a.m. for 5-7 y/o; noon-1 p.m. for adults; 2-3 p.m. for 12-17 y/o; 4-5 p.m. for 8-11 y/o. Location: Burlington Violin Shop, 23 Church St., Burlington. Info: 223-8945, woodburystrings@ gmail.com, woodburystrings. com.
BooTy Barre and pilaTes: Get trim and fit with the hottest new barre workout. arms, thighs and booty get a run for their money. Booty Barre will shrink your body! Pilates Mat classes will tone, stretch and make you feel fantastic! Featuring magic circles, big balls and small balls, rollers, weights and elastic bands. Booty Barre: Mon. 5:30 p.m., Wed. 12:30 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m. Pilates: Mon. 6:30 p.m., Tue. 9:30 p.m., Thu. 5:30 p.m., Fri. 12:30 p.m. Cost: $15/class. Location: Absolute Pilates, 3060 Williston Rd. #6, S. Burlington. Info: 310-2614, absolutepilatesvt. com.
snake-sTyle Tai chi chuan: The Yang snake style is a dynamic tai chi method that mobilizes the spine while stretching and strengthening the core body muscles. Practicing this ancient martial art increases strength, flexibility, vitality, peace of mind and martial skill. Beginner classes Sat. mornings & Wed. evenings. Call to view a class. Location: Bao Tak Fai Tai Chi Institute, 100 Church St., Burlington. Info: 864-7902, iptaichi.org.
reiki inTroducTion To usui reiki: Bring a friend and learn about Reiki and its health benefits. For more details, please visit blissfulwellnessvt.com. Jun. 29, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost: $30/ person (incl. free $25 coupon). Location: Blissfull Wellness Center, 48 Laurel Dr., Essex Jct. Info: 238-9540.
stand up paddleboarding sTand-up paddleBoarding lessons: This basic class teaches you fundamentals of stand-up paddleboarding. after one hour you will get on your board, stand up and stay up. We’ll give you tips on how to hold your paddle and get the most out of your stroke. No experience necessary. all equipment provided. Jun. 29, 11 a.m.-noon. Cost: $50/person for group lesson, $70/person for private lesson (1-2 people). Location: Perkins Pier, Burlington. Info: WND&WVS, 540-2529, wndnwvs. com/lessons_tour.
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(with Andre’ LaPlante) June 28 - July 2 1:30-5:30 pm Open to members and the public at a cost of $50 per day
Participant Piano Concerts
July 1 & 2 at 7:30 pm All concerts are free for members, guest admission is $10 Seniors/Students: $6
Two By Two (musical)
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Marko the Magician (Benefit) July 26, 7:30pm
General Information: 802-223-3347 or adamant.org
yoga eVoluTion yoga: evolution Yoga offers a variety of classes in a supportive atmosphere: beginner, advanced, kids, babies, post- and prenatal, community classes, and workshops. Vinyasa, Kripalu, core, Breast cancer survivor and alignment classes. certified teachers, massage and PT, too. Join our yoga community and get to know the family you choose. $14/class, $130/class card, $5-10/community classes. Location: Evolution Yoga, 20 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: 8649642, evolutionvt.com.
Sunday, June 30 at 10am FREE EVENT
Have you ever dreamed of earning your MFA in Creative Writing? Join us at the historic Plainfield campus for the MFA visiting day. Learn about our low-residency model, meet with the program director, attend faculty workshops and tour the campus. RSVP required. Visit www.goddard.edu/June30 or call 800.906.8312
MFA in Creative Writing’s Visiting Writers’ Series
Convicted of murder, Echols spent nearly 18 years on death row before his release in 2011. Damien Echols will read from his bestselling memoir, Life After Death, with a Q&A,reception and book signing to follow.
Monday, July 1 at 7pm FREE
GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE Friday, July 5 at 8pm
$15 Advanced $20 Day-of
Haybarn Summer Theater Ensemble presents A Stage Reading of
Body Politic by Jessica Goldberg
Saturday, July 13 at 8pm $12 Advanced | $15 Day-of
yoga rooTs: Flexible, inflexible, an athlete, expecting a baby, stressed, recovering from an injury or illness? Yoga Roots has something for you! Our aim is to welcome, nurture and inspire. a peaceful studio offering: Prenatal, Vinyasa Flow, Heated Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Therapeutic Restorative, Gentle, Kundalini, anusara, Tai chi, Qigong & Meditation! Upcoming: The Art of Receiving Spiritual Guidance w/ Kate Lanxner begins Jun. 29. Location: Yoga Roots, 6221 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne Business Park, Shelburne. Info: 985-0090, yogarootsvt.com.
MFAW Visiting Day
hoT yoga BurlingTon: Hot Yoga Burlington offers creative, vinyasa-style yoga featuring practice in the Barkan Method Hot Yoga in a 95-degree studio accompanied by eclectic music. Try something different! Go to our website for 10 reasons to practice hot yoga in the summer. Get hot: 2-for-1 ofer. $14. 1-hr. classes on Mon. at 5:30 p.m.; Fri.: 5 p.m.; Sat.: 10:30 a.m. Location: North End Studio B, 294 N Winooski Ave., Old North End, Burlington. Info: 999-9963, hotyogaburlingtonvt.com.
Bow Meow peT grooMing school: Is currently enrolling for the next class, which begins aug. 5. If you have ever thought about a pet-grooming career but don’t want the hassle of being tied to a corporation or a confining contract, then we are the pet-grooming school for you. Take a closer look at bowmeowpetgrooming.com or give us a call! Location: Bow Meow Pet Grooming School, 26 Susie Wilson Rd., Essex Jct. Info: 878-3647, bowmeowpetgrooming.com.
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Summer Jamz An all-locals summer mixtape B Y D AN BOL L ES
ore than any other season, summer requires a soundtrack and at least one or two good anthems. While many will turn to the guilty pleasures of mainstream pop, we’d encourage you to add some local flavor to your summer playlists, too. After all, one can’t subsist on Kanye alone. So with that in mind, here’s a mixtape of some great new local music to blast in your Beats headphones, whether you’re laying out on the beach, straight floatin’ on a boat, or simply chilling in the backyard with a cocktail. And check out 7dvt.com to hear the full Soundcloud playlist.
THERE NEEDS TO BE A DISCERNIBLE FLOW,
WHICH MEANS SETTING THE TONE FROM THE START.
PERSIAN CLAWS, “WARM CHILLS”
Whether you’re compiling tracks to woo the object of your desire or to simply rock out, there is an art to any good mixtape. And the two most important cuts are the first and last. There needs to be a discernible flow, which means setting the tone from the start. You don’t want to overplay your hand, but you also need to grab the listener’s attention with a killer opener. To that end, we’re leading off with the shake and stomp of the aptly titled “Warm Chills” by Persian Claws. Actually, we could go with any song from that band’s recently released, self-titled garage-rock opus. It’s pretty much the perfect summer record. persianclaws.bandcamp.com
THE PILGRIMS, “DUCK AND COVER”
We’re big fans of the Pilgrims, a punky little outfit who reside on Windsor-based micro-label What Doth Life. “Duck and Cover” is the first single from that band’s forthcoming new album, Buss, due out in July. It’s a crazy-catchy tune that seems to share some angular DNA with early Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, or maybe the Angry Young Men-era work of Messrs. Costello, Parker and Jackson. Oh, and it’s got more hooks than a tackle box.
under the pseudonym Doctor Sailor. Simply put, the song is as breezy as its name implies. You can almost smell the salty air in its bright, rolling guitar riffs. doctorsailor.bandcamp.com
This is a mix of summer jamz, so we should resist our impulse toward melancholia in favor of lighter fare. After all, we’ll have all winter to be mopey. “Lullabye” from Montpelier’s Scott Baker (ex-First Crush) tiptoes the line. It’s mellow, but comfortingly so. Released on the local comp State & Main Records: Volume II, its gentle sway and warm Belle & Sebastian-esque melody makes it the perfect cut for relaxing by an evening campfire with a cold one after a long day in the sun. stateandmainrecords.bandcamp.com
BLACK RABBIT, “EIGHTY NINE”
After a pair of relatively low-key entries, it’s time to pump up the volume. Enter “Eighty Nine,” from the self-titled debut EP by Burlington garage rockers Black Rabbit. Snarling and deliciously lo-fi, we can’t remember a song that makes the combo of “lemonade and cigarettes” sound so damn good. blackrabbitvt.com
DOCTOR SAILOR, “LAYING IT DOWN RYAN POWER, “THE PRIZE” BY THE OCEAN” Villanelles have been a local staple of our summer playlists for years. Unfortunately, their new record won’t come out until front man Tristan Baribeau comes home from Alaska later this summer. Luckily, Baribeau was kind enough to offer “Laying It Down by the Ocean,” the lead track from The Greatest Lyric, released this spring
“The Prize” is the lead single from Ryan Power’s new record, Identity Picks. We won’t lie. That album is not for the faint of heart, or ears. It’s a recording that takes a concerted effort to fully appreciate and understand. We think it’s more than worth that effort, precisely because of songs such as “The Prize.” Easily the most accessible and catchy cut of the bunch, it’s a bright, bustling slice of electro-pop genius with not-so-subtle nods to Hall & Oates. That’s right, Hall & Oates. You know you love it. ryanpower.org
NUDA VERITAS, “NEVER”
Burlington’s Nuda Veritas never fails to impress. Or confound. Her latest EP, Meaty Hooks, is well named. Indeed, it has no shortage of sticky hooks, couched in her singular avant-pop style. “Never” is that record’s closing cut, a propulsive number that kind of evokes Deee-Lite on a meth bender. But in a good way. nudaveritasmusic.com
HELOISE AND THE SAVOIR FAIRE, “BOTTOM TO THE TOP”
Continuing on a theme of arty dance-rock, Diamond Dust, the latest full-length from Heloise and the Savoir Faire, is likely to be in heavy rotation on the stereos of discerning dance-music fans, locally and beyond, this summer. That’s because tunes such as the Madonna homage “Bottom to the Top” are just irrepressibly groovy. heloisemusic.com
SHARK VICTIM, “THEME SONG”
We’re closing with a tune by local duo Shark Victim with sincere hopes that it’s not a harbinger for those vacationing on Cape Cod this summer. Jaws-inspired paranoia aside, “Theme Song,” from the band’s recently released debut EP, Scenes On the Outside, sounds something like what might happen if Dum Dum Girls beat up the perky singers from the Go! Team and kidnapped their band. And then made them play fuzzedout bass guitars at gunpoint. sharkvictim.bandcamp.com
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COURTESY OF BEATS ANTIQUE
Man, there’s an awful lot going on this week. That, combined with the heat and seemingly ever-present threat of cataclysmic thunderstorms, makes a perfect recipe for a classic, rapid-fire edition of Soundbites. So grab your sunblock. This is gonna get hot.
much until I caught them at Nectar’s last Friday, opening for WAYLON SPEED. In concert, lead vocalist CALEB THOMAS bears an even greater eerie resemblance to SOCIAL DISTORTION’s MIKE NESS than he does on record, which is saying something. In fact, I’d argue Thomas’ rock-tumblerin-the-throat delivery might be even harsher than Ness’. If you’re looking for kickass local cow-punk, look no further.
Speaking of new records, local songwriter DEREK BURKINS is set to release his looooong-awaited debut, Ten Years and 29 Days — care to guess why he named it that? He’s celebrating with a show this Saturday, June 29, at On the Rise Bakery in Richmond, where he hosts a monthly songwriters-inthe-round series. I have yet to hear the record, but given that local folk guru JIM GILMOUR engineered it, and that it features a guest turn from fiddle ace KATIE TRAUTZ — who has a knack for showing up on great records — I’m expecting good things. I’m expecting equally good things from the new record by CAROLINE ROSE, America Religious, which comes out on Tuesday, July 2 — I can only assume because that is also my birthday. Rose recorded the album with underrated local songwriter JER COONS and, from what I’ve heard, it’s a dandy — an energetic blend of country, rock and gospel that sorta sounds like what might happen if LORETTA LYNN and FEIST made a record with the CARDINALS — or Jer Coons, I guess. Catch Rose on Wednesday, June 26, at Signal Kitchen in Burlington before she takes off — literally and figuratively — to tour the U.S. this summer. On an unrelated note, can we stop with the recent trend of “album benefit” shows? Maybe this is a semantic gripe, but the term “benefit” implies charity, SOUNDBITES
STILL RINGS TRUE WITH THE NAVIDSON RECORD, IRON SWORD, COLOSSUS ROT
RANDY SMITH & HIS BAND OF MERRY MEN KEEGHAN NOLAN
THE LIGHT & THE LAUGH, FIONA LURAY, A TO Z, WOLCOT
JULY Fr 05 Fr 05
L. DORA, DJS VEENA & PRECIOUS
SOULS OF MISCHIEF CUMBANCHA & PUTUMAYO PRESENTS
VIEUX FARKA TOURE + THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE Tu 9 Tu 9
OCD: MOOSH & TWIST GROUND UP, JACOB ES
BAAUER + RL GRIME
RYAN HEMSWORTH, JIM-E STACK
DR. AWKWARD, JESSE DANGEROUSLY, TRIBE ONE
ELEPHANT, THE BUMPING JONES, THE SUMMIT OF THIEVES, BRAVE ELEPHANT
RED HOT JUBA
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Speaking of Waylon Speed, they were typically excellent. I sometimes forget they’re as much a metal band as a Southern-fried rock band. Which makes the occasions when they unleash their instrumental metal fury, as they did a few times on this night, all the more entertaining. Equally so was the fan trained on epically bearded bassist and co-front man NOAH CROWTHER. I gather the band was shooting a video. Because every so often the fan would blow Crowther’s beard and hair back, as though he were some sort of biker FABIO
Congrats to local country-star-inwaiting KEEGHAN NOLAN, who announced last week that she has signed with a new Nashville indie label, Big Whirl Records. This week, Nolan will accompany RANDY SMITH, formerly of Vermont hair-metal greats 8084, on a pair of dates: Thursday, June 27, at Tupelo Music Hall and Friday, June 28, at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in South Burlington. By the way, Thursday is Nolan’s 21st birthday. I’d say inking your first record deal is a pretty solid way to celebrate.
Welcome home to prodigal EDM brainiac and MUSHPOST founder NICK CONCKLIN, who is back in town to help his buddies in the YOUNGBLOODZ DJ collective celebrate their first anniversary at Halflounge this Thursday, June 27. In addition to the Youngbloodz and Mushpost crews, also on the bill is a young woman who goes by DJ UNIQUE. The Newark-based DJ, vocalist and producer is gaining renown as a leading name in Jersey Club, which is a derivation of EDM —
I knew I really liked punkabilly outfit
THOMPSON GUNNER. I didn’t know just how
on the cover of a Harlequin romance novel.
First up on the docket this week is the bro-tastic Burton-sponsored festival Frendly Gathering, slated for this weekend at the old Timber Ridge ski resort in Windham. The two-day fest features an array of local and national talent across three stages — and a DJ nest! — much of it of the jam-friendly (frendly?) variety. Vermont acts such as JATOBA, GOLD TOWN, TWIDDLE and CATS UNDER THE STARS will cozy up next to bigger-name acts including BEATS ANTIQUE, TOUBAB KREWE, RUBBLEBUCKET and CONSPIRATOR. The festival runs from Friday, June 28, through Saturday, June 29. Check out frendlygathering.com for more info on tickets, camping and where the hell Windham is.
and has nothing with SNOOKIE or J-WOWW, thank you very much. As Concklin explains, Jersey Club is an “evolution of Ghettotech … related to Philly Club and Bmore.” He adds that it is “essentially house music with crazy rhythmic variations, heavily influenced by hiphop.” In other words, if you dig trap music, check it out.
B Y DA N B OLL E S
cLUB DAtES NA: not availaBlE. AA: all agEs.
BrEakWatEr Café: Eight 02 (jazz), 6 p.m., Free. franny O's: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free. HalflOungE: scott mangan (singer-songwriter), 9 p.m., Free. Rewind with DJ craig mitchell (retro), 10 p.m., Free.
Red, White and Blew My Mind! You know how after a loud, ultrapatriotic Independence Day
(Eve) fireworks display you’re always in the mood for some mind-bending, super-catchy indie rock? Yeah, us too. Fortunately, NYC’s HErE WE gO magiC have our hipster bases covered this year. Catch the band at a post-fireworks blowout at Signal Kitchen in Burlington on Wednesday, July 3.
HigHEr grOunD sHOWCasE lOungE: still Rings true, the Navidson Record, iron sword, colossus Rot (punk), 7 p.m., $5. aa. HOtEl VErmOnt: amber deLaurentis trio (jazz), 8 p.m., Free. JP's PuB: Karaoke with morgan, 10 p.m., Free. lEunig's BistrO & Café: paul asbell, clyde stats and chris peterman (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. manHattan Pizza & PuB: Open mic with andy Lugo, 9:30 p.m., Free. nECtar's: What a Joke! comedy Open mic (standup), 7 p.m., Free. concrete Rivals, Lake superior (surf, garage rock), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. O'BriEn's irisH PuB: trivia Night, 8 p.m., Free. On taP Bar & grill: Leno & Young (acoustic rock), 7:30 p.m., Free. raDiO BEan: Jenny Woodward (singer-songwriter), 5 p.m., Free. Justin Barton (blues), 6 p.m., Free. Freddy shehadi & James Kinne (acoustic), 7 p.m., Free. irish sessions, 9 p.m., Free. NNa tapes, 11 p.m., Free. rED squarE: Julian chobot trio (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. DJ cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.
nECtar's: trivia mania with top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., Free. mother Falcon (indie), 9:30 p.m., $8. 18+.
signal kitCHEn: Hound mouth, caroline Rose (folk rock), 9 p.m., $12. 18+.
O'BriEn's irisH PuB: DJ Dominic (hip-hop), 9:30 p.m., Free.
skinny PanCakE: Josh panda and Brett Lanier (rock), 7 p.m., $5-10 donation.
On taP Bar & grill: shellhouse (rock), 7 p.m., Free.
raDiO BEan: Dave Fugel & Friends (jazz), 6 p.m., Free. shane Hardiman trio with Geza carr & Rob morse (jazz), 8:30 p.m., Free. Kat Wright & the indomitable soul Band (soul), 11 p.m., $3.
BagitOs: mia Kyla (folk), 6 p.m., Donations. grEEn mOuntain taVErn: Open mic with John Lackard, 9 p.m., Free. WHammy Bar: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., Free.
Bar antiDOtE: Dale cavanaugh (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., Donations.
City limits: Karaoke with Let it Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free.
rED squarE: Joe adler (singer-songwriter), 5 p.m., Free. sitting Ducks Band (rock), 8 p.m., Free. D Jay Baron (hip-hop), 10 p.m. rED squarE BluE rOOm: DJ cre8 (house), 10 p.m., Free. rí rá irisH PuB: Longford Row (irish), 8 p.m., Free.
On tHE risE BakEry: Open Bluegrass, 8 p.m., Donations.
grEEn mOuntain taVErn: Thirsty Thursday Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.
tWO BrOtHErs taVErn: trivia Night, 7 p.m., Free.
tuPElO musiC Hall: Randy smith & His Band of merry men, Keeghan Nolan (rock), 8 p.m., $15.
BEE's knEEs: Linda Bassick (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations. tHE HuB PizzEria & PuB: seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., Free. mOOg's PlaCE: Lowell Thompson (alt-country), 8:30 p.m., Free. ParkEr PiE CO.: trivia Night, 7 p.m., Free.
mOnOPOlE: Open mic, 8 p.m., Free.
CluB mEtrOnOmE: Electrode presents: sav, mysterio (EDm), 9 p.m., $7/12. 18+. DOBrá tEa: Robert Resnik (folk), 7 p.m., Free. franny O's: Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free. HalflOungE: Half & Half comedy (standup), 8 p.m., Free. Youngbloodz One Year anniversary with DJ unique, mushpost (EDm), 10:30 p.m., Free. manHattan Pizza & PuB: Hot Waxxx with Justcaus & pen West (hip-hop), 9:30 p.m., Free.
wED.03 // HErE wE Go mAGic [iNDiE]
mOnkEy HOusE: am & msR presents: Young Empires, Black Light Dinner party (indie), 8:30 p.m., $5.
WHammy Bar: michael t. Jermyn and the aristocratic peasants (folk), 7 p.m., Free.
City limits: trivia with top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., Free. On tHE risE BakEry: Open irish session, 8 p.m., Free.
BaCkstagE PuB: trivia with the General, 6 p.m., Free. Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free. BrEakWatEr Café: pleasureDome (rock), 6 p.m., Free. CluB mEtrOnOmE: Green mountain cabaret, 7 p.m., $10/15. No Diggity: Return to the ’90s (’90s dance party), 9 p.m., $5. finnigan's PuB: Vaporizer (metal), 10 p.m., Free. HalflOungE: Wood & Nickel: Josh Halman and matt schrag (singer-songwriters), 8 p.m., Free. Bonjour-Hi (EDm), 10:30 p.m., Free. HigHEr grOunD sHOWCasE lOungE: Randy smith & His Band of merry men, Keeghan Nolan (rock), 9 p.m., $8/10. aa. HOtEl VErmOnt: The carnival with DJ Luis calderin (eclectic), 9 p.m., Free. JP's PuB: starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free. lift: Ladies Night, 9 p.m., Free/$3. manHattan Pizza & PuB: andy Lugo & Friends (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free. marriOtt HarBOr lOungE: shane Hardiman trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., Free. mOnkEy HOusE: Black Rabbit, persian claws, torpedo Rodeo (surf, punk), 9 p.m., $5. mr. CrêPE: art Herttua and steve morabito (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.
tWO BrOtHErs taVErn: Vt comedy club showcase (standup), 8 p.m., $3. summer salsa series with DJ Hector, 10 p.m., Free.
nECtar's: Happy Ending Fridays with Jay Burwick (singer-songwriter), 5 p.m., Free. seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., Free. Funkwagon, the alchemystics (funk), 9 p.m., $5.
On taP Bar & grill: Nerbak Brothers (blues), 5 p.m., Free. slick Bitch (rock), 9 p.m., Free.
ClairE's rEstaurant & Bar: Dale cavanaugh (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Donations. tHE HuB PizzEria & PuB: Dinner Jazz with Fabian Rainville, 6:30 p.m., Free. Open mic, 9 p.m., Free. mOOg's PlaCE: Open mic, 8:30 p.m., Free. ParkEr PiE CO.: Live music, 7:30 p.m., Free.
mOnOPOlE DOWnstairs: Gary peacock (singersongwriter), 10 p.m., Free. tHEraPy: Therapy Thursdays with DJ NYcE (top 40), 10:30 p.m., Free.
raDiO BEan: Kid's music with Linda "tickle Belly" Bassick, 11 a.m., Free. Quiet Lion (basement soul), 12:30 p.m., Free. coal town Rounders (bluegrass), 4 p.m., Free. Hana Zara cD Release (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Free. curtis Becraft (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Free. steafan Hanvey (singer-songwriter), 9 p.m., Free. tom Banjo's cranky show, 10 p.m., Free. phil Yates & the affiliates (indie), 11 p.m., Free. rED squarE: Rick Redington (singer-songwriter), 5 p.m., Free. The Van Burens (rock), 8 p.m., $5. DJ craig mitchell (house), 11 p.m., $5. rED squarE BluE rOOm: DJ mixx (EDm), 9 p.m., $5. ruBEn JamEs: DJ cre8 (hip-hop), 10:30 p.m., Free. rí rá irisH PuB: supersounds DJ (top 40), 10 p.m., Free.
skinny PanCakE: Nikki talley (folk), 8 p.m., $5-10 donation. VErmOnt PuB & BrEWEry: serotheft (live EDm), 10 p.m., Free.
arVaD's grill & PuB: Dan Boomhower (piano), 6 p.m., Free. BagitOs: Green corduroy (irish), 6 p.m., Donations. CHarliE O's: swillbillies, crazy Hearse (rockabilly), 10 p.m., Free. grEEn mOuntain taVErn: DJ Jonny p (top 40), 9 p.m., $2. POsitiVE PiE: Jake Whitesell, Rob morse & Geza carr (jazz), 9 p.m., Free. tuPElO musiC Hall: The Jazz stars align: interplay Jazz all stars (jazz), 8 p.m., $20.
City limits: city Limits Dance party with top Hat Entertainment (top 40), 9 p.m., Free. On tHE risE BakEry: miles & murphy (jazz), 8 p.m., Donations. tWO BrOtHErs taVErn: Zephrus (rock), 10 p.m., $3.
BEE's knEEs: Gregory Douglass (singersongwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations. mOOg's PlaCE: The cop Outs (rock), 9 p.m., Free. ParkEr PiE CO.: cumbiagra (cumbia), 7 p.m., $10. rimrOCks mOuntain taVErn: Friday Night Frequencies with DJ Rekkon (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. tHrEE mOuntain lODgE: Dale cavanaugh (singer-songwriter), 6:30 p.m., Donations.
mOnOPOlE: Return of the Fly (rock), 10 p.m., Free. nakED turtlE: pulse (rock), 9 p.m., Na. tHEraPy: pulse with DJ Nyce (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $5.
BaCkstagE PuB: swamp Donkey (rock), 9 p.m., Free. BrEakWatEr Café: Nomad (rock), 6 p.m., Free. sat.29
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Caroline Rose and Jer Coons
I’ve been on a pretty serious DICK DALE kick of late, which often happens at this time of year, ‘cause I do love me some surf guitar. And it occurs to me that for a state without an ocean, we have quite a wealth of surf bands, ahem, making waves locally. With BARBACOA back for the time being, I count at least four, including TORPEDO RODEO, Montpelier’s CONCRETE RIVALS and the newest addition to the fold, LENDWAY offshoot the HIGH BREAKS. I’m just spitballing here, but if I were the booking manager at a cool local club, I might take advantage of that fact and book an all surf-rock night this summer, if only to appease, well, me. If you want a taste of what that might look
like, catch surf-punks Torpedo Rodeo at the Monkey House this Friday, June 28, with surf-ish garage rockers PERSIAN CLAWS and another punky local garage band, BLACK RABBIT. Last but not least, the buzz on the street is that Sweet Melissa’s, the hotly anticipated new joint in Montpelier going in to the old Langdon Street Café space, is set to open this Saturday, June 29. Inquiries to co-owner TOM MOOG have, as of press time, gone unreturned. So I’m really just reporting on rumor at this point. But given how much Montpelier has been starved for another music venue, even speculation seems worth mentioning. Stay tuned.
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A peek at what was on my iPod, turntable, eight-track player, etc., this week.
COURTESY OF DEREK BURKINS
While we’re (sort of ) on the subject of benefits, did you know that DMX is coming to town? And that he’s playing the Sheraton Hotel Conference Center on Williston Road in South Burlington this Saturday, June 29? Yes, that DMX. And yes, that Sheraton, where you probably had your junior prom — and probably danced to DMX’s “Party Up (Up in Here).” The show is a benefit for DJ A-DOG and his continuing fight against leukemia. For those who didn’t know, A-Dog recently underwent bone-marrow-transplant surgery and is currently undergoing post-op treatment at the Dana Farber Institute in Boston. The transplant was a big step in his recovery and came against some seriously long odds, which is of course good news. But he isn’t out of the woods and still needs as much support as we can give him. But please, tell me more about your album benefit show…
COURTESY OF CAROLINE ROSE
that the funds raised are going to some greater cause. I get that times are tough and artists need to do what they can to stay solvent, but your record is not a charity and being a musician is not a terminal disease. And by the way, times are equally tough for the folks in your audience. In a post-Kickstarter world, I suppose I have slightly less of an issue with album “fundraising” shows, though even that feels gauche — if somewhat more honest. At the risk of donning my old-man hat, back when I was a working-ish musician, my bands played lots of fundraising shows to make our records, but we just called them “gigs.” Now get off my lawn.
6/25/13 2:19 PM
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REVIEW this Kris Gruen, New Comics From the Wooded World
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Serotheft, a Burlington-based “live-tronica” dance-music quartet, recommends on their website that listeners catch them on the road and “prepare for the rage.” So, one might ask, what does a 10:42 AMSerotheft rage look or sound like? To this listener, the band’s self-titled debut EP is less party animal than subdued soirée; the advertised funk and jam is more like the stuff of a sidewalk jazzfestival act. Meaning that you’re likely to stop and listen for a minute before moving on. This is not to say that the boys in Serotheft — drummer Devin Atcherly, guitarist Ted Kenney, keyboardist Derek Rice, and bassist Alex Greene — aren’t talented. It is saying that they use their prodigious chops to make boring songs.
(“Company Man”) and getting older (“Little Again”) universally relatable and compelling. (Hey, even time-tested topics like heartbreak and longing can be stale in the wrong hands.) Gruen is a tremendously gifted lyricist who weaves narratives and metaphors with ease. There’s a calm, purposeful reserve in his writing, but never at the expense of emotional impact. Rather, his even-keeled approach is an uncommonly fine asset, and one that succeeds with feather-light nuance and grace. Similarly, Gruen is a sophisticated composer. Throughout the record, shades of his formative influences dovetail. You’ll hear gossamer strands of Nick Drake and Iron & Wine. There are moments of sublime orchestral release not unlike that of Sufjan Stevens or Andrew Bird. And there are visceral
On the bright side, Serotheft made the wise decision to disregard lyrics (though Kenney and Rice are credited with vocals on the band’s website). The EP’s first cut is called “Hue of Don,” and, if it were a dish, its neohippie/smooth-jazz vibe would make many red-blooded listeners ask the waiter to return it to the kitchen. “Hue of Don” (Oblique reference to a made man? An American-North Vietnamese battle of 1968? The teachings of some dude named Don?) has a relaxing
turns that mirror the early roots of Whiskeytown-era Ryan Adams. But Gruen never lingers long on any of those inspirations. Instead, he offers a sly wink before delving into some new, lofty space of his own divination. And he often meets up and harmonizes with friends such as Anaïs Mitchell and Sean Hayes, among other notable guests. Writing honestly about being an adult presents unique challenges, not the least of which is potentially boring your audience to tears — or, worse, reminding them that they aren’t getting any younger either. But on New Comics From the Wooded World, Kris Gruen proves that just because you’ve grownup, it doesn’t mean you have to get old. And in the end, achieving some maturity is preferable to being an aging rocker with a Peter Pan complex. New Comics From the Wooded World by Kris Gruen is available at motherwest.com. He plays at an album-release party at Positive Pie 2 in Montpelier this Saturday, June 29. DAN BOLLES
mood that would suit the lotophagi. Other tracks have the same feel, from the trying-hard-to-be-funky “Vanilla Buckets” to the overly chill “Cavalcade.” In other words, for the most part, Serotheft EP seems unlikely to incite raging. There is one gem on this release, however. “Albatross,” the EP’s fifth track, is a haunting, moody affair. Rather than being an infernal weight, as its name would suggest, “Albatross” is the EP’s moment of uplift. But sample Serotheft EP for yourself — it’s currently a free download on Bandcamp. Or check them out live: Serotheft play Vermont Pub & Brewery on Friday, June 28, and are throwing an EP-release party on Saturday, June 29, at Nectar’s. For more information, visit serotheft.com.
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Smith was the cofounder of famed spandex-clad Vermont hair-metal band 8084. Now based in North Carolina, his current outfit is a little mellower but equally enjoyable. The band has two local shows this week: Thursday, June 27, at the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction and Friday, June 28, at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge. Local country singer keeghan nolan opens both shows.
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mOnTy'S Old Brick TaVern: Open mic, 6 p.m., Free. necTar'S: Gubbuldis (acoustic), 7:30 p.m., Free. The Would i's, panton Flats (rock), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. Olde nOrThender: Abby Jenne & the Enablers (rock), 9 p.m., Free. On Tap Bar & Grill: Trivia with Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., Free. radiO Bean: Aurora nealand (jazz), 5 p.m., Free. Jon Renaud (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., Free. Gua Gua (psychotropical), 6 p.m., Free. Hannah Fair (Americana), 7 p.m., Free. Aurora nealand & the Royal Roses (jazz), 8 p.m., Free. The Dupont Brothers (folk), 9 p.m., Free. Honky-Tonk sessions, 10 p.m., $3. red Square: collin craig continuum (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. craig mitchell (house), 10 p.m., Free.
BaGiTOS: parts unknown (jazz), 6 p.m., Donations. charlie O'S: Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free.
mOOG'S place: Tim Brick (country), 8:30 p.m., Free.
radiO Bean: irish sessions, 9 p.m., Free. punk night: moustache Ride, miss Fits, 11 p.m., Free. red Square: DJ cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. soulstice (reggae), 7 p.m., Free. SiGnal kiTchen: Here We Go magic (indie), 9:30 p.m., $10/12. 18+. Skinny pancake: Josh panda and Brett Lanier (rock), 7 p.m., $5-10 donation.
charlie O'S: stone Bullet, Barbie Bones (rock), 10 p.m., Free.
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whammy Bar: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., Free.
ciTy limiTS: Karaoke with Let it Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free. On The riSe Bakery: Open Blues session, 8 p.m., Free. TwO BrOTherS TaVern: Trivia night, 7 p.m., Free.
manhaTTan pizza & puB: Open mic with Andy Lugo, 9:30 p.m., Free.
The huB pizzeria & puB: seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., Free.
mOnkey hOuSe: David pollack, micah plante (singer-songwriters), 8:30 p.m., $3. 18+.
mOOG'S place: Dale cavanaugh (singersongwriter), 8:30 p.m., Free.
necTar'S: What a Joke! comedy Open mic (standup), 7 p.m., Free. Lucid (rock), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.
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The 62-year-old artist has spent her career giving voice to animals, first as an illustrator, then as an animator for Disney and other studios, and most recently through her irresistibly droll paintings of dogs, cats and other creatures navigating human social situations. In a piece called “Unstable Cats,” for example, a dog sits at a dinner table with a pair of kitties, one of whom holds up a human puppet that casts an ominous shadow against a sickly yellow background. Dibble’s text scrawled on the painting reads, “The dog was so shaken by the prospect of going to bed with two obviously unstable cats, he decided he’d never go on a blind date again.” On a recent morning, Dibble’s real-life dogs, Radar and Pepper, are much more enthusiastic; they greet a visitor with a chorus of barking, followed by a session of insatiable hand licking. Dibble is dressed in jeans and a casual shirt, yet looks eminently stylish with a jaunty purple scarf tied tightly around her neck, her bright-white hair in a pixie cut. The ’do was not intentional, she explains. Her husband, John Newton, died last February after a battle with cancer, and she lost a lot of her hair as a result of the stress. “It’s been hard to paint,” she admits, especially to match the rate at which she’d been working for the past several years — Dibble completed 40 new paintings last year for a Brown University show. Still, little by little, she’s getting back into the routine, spurred most recently by a new commission for a Seattle-based restaurant. Dibble grew up in an artistic family in Peru, Vt. Her dad, Thomas Reilly Dibble, was a painter who owned a frame shop in Manchester. Her grandfather, whom she never knew, had a comic strip in the New York Sun called “Who’s Zoo” that featured made-up animals. Indeed, hybrid animals are a family specialty. A framed painting of a duck wearing a man’s suit, by Dibble’s father, sits on his daughter’s studio desk. “When I grew up, [my father] was painting all the time. There were painting supplies everywhere,” says Dibble, who began dabbling as a kid. As a young adult, she worked on fantastical pen-andink drawings with watercolor washes.
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here’s something magical about Anna Dibble’s house, tucked up on a hill in tiny Landgrove, Vt. It’s easy to imagine that if you waited there quietly until after dark, the resident animals — living, painted and sculpted — might prove they had the power to talk.
IN A PIECE CALLED “UNSTABLE CATS,” A DOG SITS AT A DINNER TABLE WITH A PAIR OF KITTIES,
ONE OF WHOM HOLDS UP A HUMAN PUPPET THAT CASTS AN OMINOUS SHADOW AGAINST A SICKLY YELLOW BACKGROUND.
Amalgamated creatures — beginning with her childhood obsession, the duck-billed platypus — were a recurring theme. She recalls an early painting of a rhinoceros with mushrooms growing out of its armor. Dibble’s flair for anthropomorphizing came in handy after college when she got a gig animating for “Sesame Street.” In 1980, she moved to California, where she worked in the animation studios of Disney, Marvel, Hanna-Barbera and Don
Bluth. “The world of animation in LA in the ’80s was wonderful,” Dibble recalls. Unlike the live-action Hollywood scene, “it was not slick at all,” she says. “Everything was done by hand back then.” Dibble put her own painting on hold until she returned to Vermont in 1990 with her husband. They built the house she lives in now, and she worked the craftmarket circuit, selling hand-painted Tshirts and aprons, children’s clothes and stuffed (hybrid) animals. Dibble has two studios in her home, one for painting and one for her commercial work. (She still sells a line of greeting cards.) Both rooms are treasure troves of inspiration. On the corkboard walls, she tacks up photographs — one shows a dog sharing an armchair with a baby, its big paw placed protectively in front of the child — as well as preliminary drawings and magazine clippings. “I try to work as spontaneously as possible,” Dibble says. Recently, she’s begun each piece by painting a table on the canvas, then populating it with dogs, birds, people and
other unexpected creatures. She loves to build up and take away layers of paint — she might put a guest at the table only to scratch him out later, for instance. Dibble says she always paints the scene before deciding what, if anything, to write as a caption. She aims to do much more than churn out charming content. “I’m really more interested in the shapes, colors and medium,” Dibble says. Attentive viewers will notice abstractions in the backgrounds, along with intriguing scraped-paint textures and striking color combinations. The artist is currently working on a painting she says is inspired by Tea Party Republicans: An odd bunch, including Humpty Dumpty, a mallard, a rabbit and two feckless-looking men in T-shirts, sits together at a table laden with teacups and saucers. Dibble, who is also a writer, has an essay in the current issue of Gray’s Sporting Journal about catching frogs — for their tasty legs — with her dad and family friend, Shep. When she was a kid, she relates, they’d go out on the pond at night with a flashlight, a sawed-off broom handle and a burlap sack. She leaned over the boat’s bow and caught the critters with her hands. Then Shep killed them with one swift “bop” of the broom handle. Her father, Dibble writes, “taught me about the woods, how to camp with minimal equipment, make fires, capture nightcrawlers, fish with worms and with the flies he tied, and how to catch frogs. He taught me the names of the indigenous birds, insects and mammals, and how they spent their days and nights in each season. He taught me how to be patient when we watched animals, and how to respect them, the way the Indians did when they said a prayer for the deer or bison they were roasting.” Dibble’s dad also carved a tree trunk into a towering raven totem that now looms in the corner of her living room. The piece is at least seven feet tall, but Dibble says some visitors never notice it. The raven, carrying a fish in a satchel, wears a red cloak; its enormous talons clench the sculpture’s base. The bird would be foreboding if it didn’t seem to have a bashful look in its big black eyes. Kind of makes you wonder what the raven might have to say.
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'3D, Hi Def anD actual Size': Tiny, affordable things and big, precious things by Joel urruty, Mandy Daniels, george peterson, susan Madesci and bruce R. MacDonald. Through July 15 at havoc gallery in burlington. info, brmdesign.com. 'art eDucatorS unite! creation & collaboration': An exhibition of work by 11 Vermont public-school art educators who meet twice a month to support one another in the pursuit of their own art making. Through July 31 at Flynndog in burlington. info, 863-0093. 'art'S alive JurieD exHibition': work by Vermont artists is displayed in the 27th annual Art's Alive Festival of Fine Art. Through June 29 at union station in burlington. info, 660-9005. 'artiStic inSigHtS': The inaugural exhibition of s.p.A.C.e.'s new artist membership program. Through August 17 at soda plant in burlington. info, spacegalleryvt.com. blake larSen: Abstract-expressionist acrylic paintings. Through June 28 at brickels gallery in burlington. info, 825-8214. caSey brinkman & HarriSon HomeS: "Cosmic Atmosphere," works in spray paint and acrylic by the teen artists. Through June 28 at Davis studio gallery in burlington. info, 425-2700. clark ruSSell: "Mixed Media," high-relief collages and abstracts created from salvaged scrap metals. Through August 24 at Amy e. Tarrant gallery, Flynn Center, in burlington. info, 652-4500. clay SHow: work by studio members, students and staff who have experimented with surfacedecoration techniques such as sgrafitto, image transfer, slip, oxide, carving, and additive and subtractive texture. Through June 30 at burlington City Arts print & Clay studio. info, 860-7474. 'fly: a group SHow': Artists from Vermont and beyond interpreted the word "fly" on 6-by-6-inch wood panels. Through June 30 at penny Cluse Café in burlington. info, 872-3753. 'founD!': Vintage photos, forgotten paintings, a Kupfer-bibel and other oddities the Dostie brothers have found while searching for vintage frames. Through June 30 at Dostie bros. Frame shop in burlington. info, 660-9005.
life Drawing for artiStS: Artists 18 and older bring their own materials and sketch, draw and paint from a live model. wednesday, June 26, 6-9 p.m., Vermont institute of Contemporary Arts, Chester. info, 875-1018. life-Drawing SeSSion: Artists practice their painting and drawing techniques with a live model. Reservations encouraged. wednesday, June 26, 6-9 p.m.; sunday, June 30, 2-5 p.m.; wednesday, July 3, 6-9 p.m., black horse Fine Art supply, burlington. info, 860-4972. art on park: live music and local food make for a festival atmosphere at this weekly outdoor art and craft show. Thursday, June 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m., park street, stowe. info, facebook.com/artonpark 'eDwarD Hopper in vermont': The legendary painter's Vermont watercolors on loan from institutions such as the whitney Museum of American Art and the neuberger Museum of Art at sunY purchase, as well as from private collections around the country, exhibited together for the first time. Through August 11 at Middlebury College Museum of Art. Talk: gail levin, hopper's foremost biographer, gives an illustrated lecture, Thursday, June 27, 4:30 p.m., Concert hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. info, 443-3168.
'from Dairy to DoorStep: milk Delivery in new englanD': An exhibit that chronicles more than 200 years of dairy history, featuring historic photographs, advertisements, ephemera and artifacts. Through August 4 at sheldon Museum in Middlebury. info, 388-2117. Milly Rooney, Monument Farms Dairy's treasurer since 1963, leads a gallery talk, wednesday, June 26, noon. info, 388-2117. mountain roaD reSort art fair: An art fair displaying the resort's diverse collection of contemporary works by artists from around the country. saturday, June 29, 2-8 p.m., Mountain Road Resort, stowe. info, 800-367-6873.
receptionS film in tHe friDge: Quilts by the Vermont artist who calls herself Film in the Fridge. June 28 through 30 at nido Fabric & Yarn in burlington. Reception: Friday, June 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. info, 881-0068. elvira tripp: "Angles," artwork inspired by origami figures and kaleidoscope-like images. Through June 29 at s.p.A.C.e. gallery in burlington. Reception: Friday, June 28, 5-8 p.m. info, spacegalleryvt.com. 'H2o': water-themed artwork in a variety of media by Amanda weisenfeld, Delsie hoyt, Jan edick, Ros orford, nancy schade, Arlene goldberg, Viiu niiler, linda
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broadwater, Robin Rothman, Joan harlowe, barbara grey, Claire Van Vliet, norma st. germain, Mary simpson and naomi bossom. Through August 5 at northeast Kingdom Artisans guild backroom gallery in st. Johnsbury. Reception: saturday, June 29, 3-5 p.m. info, 748-0158. 'tHe power of water: reflectionS on riverS anD leSSonS from irene': An exhibit that explores Vermonters’ relationships with rivers, based on interviews conducted over the last year with more than 140 Vermonters in 14 communities. June 28 through september 7 at Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. Reception: Friday, June 28, 5-7 p.m. info, 388-4964.
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'reJuvenation': painterly digital prints by hudson Valley photographer Jeri lynn 12v-BEVS(leash)062613.indd 1 6/25/13 1:39 PM eisenberg exhibited with the work of 17 Vermont artists in the 22nd annual summer group show. June 28 through August 13 at Furchgott enriching lives through music sourdiffe gallery in shelburne. Reception: gallerygoers sip Jaime Laredo, Music Director on lincoln peak Vineyard's newly released 2012 wines, Friday, June 28, 6-8 p.m. info, 985-3848. Diana gonSalveS & brian zeigler: "Detour by way of past," memory-themed photography, drawings and collage. Through July 18 at College hall gallery in Montpelier. Reception: saturday, June 29, 3:30-5:50 p.m. info, 828-8600. AND BROADWAY STAR
that incorporate yarn, glitter and Roll-A-Tex to emphasize materiality above all else. Through July 6 at bCA Center in burlington. info, 865-7166. 'glaSS are uS': graal glasswork and sculpture, all hand blown and sculpted in the pine street workshop. Through september 27 at Ao! glass in burlington. info, 488-4455. group SHow: works by Marc Awodey, Carolyn enz hack, paige berg Rizvi, Ruth hamilton, will patlove, Che schreiner, David powell and ethan Azarian. Curated by seAbA. Through June 30 at the innovation Center of Vermont in burlington. info, 859-9222.
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'in bloom': sensual works exploring flower power by photographers from around the world. June 27 through July 21 at Darkroom gallery in essex Junction. info, 777-3686.
Jeff bruno: "These Are ghosts," paintings in a variety of media and seemingly disparate styles. Through June 29 at backspace gallery in burlington. info, spacegalleryvt.com.
JeSSa gilbert: "Connections," paintings that investigate movement and action, skyway and escalator; gaal SHepHerD: oil paintings, gates 1-8. Curated by bCA. Through July 6 at burlington Airport in south burlington. info, 532-6533.
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Haley biSHop: work by the 2012 winner of the brewery's labels for libation contest. Through July 31 at Magic hat brewing Company in south burlington. info, 658-2739.
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cinDY griffith: "seasons in Transition," paintings by the Vermont artist. Through June 30 at Red hen bakery & Café in Middlesex. info, 229-4326.
Johanne Durocher YorDan: Art Affair by shearer presents paintings and mixed-media works by the Vermont artist. Through June 30 at shearer Chevrolet in south burlington. info, 658-1111.
cYnthia crawforD: "Close To home: upper Valley inspirations, a Journey Through nature’s wonders," wildlife photos and paintings. Through June 30 at Vins nature Center in Quechee. info, 359-5001.
Kim BomBarD: still-life paintings by the Vermont artist. Through July 27 at left bank home & garden in burlington. info, 862-1001.
gLen coBurn hutcheson: paintings, drawings and sculpture by the Montpelier artist. Visitors are invited to drop by Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m., and be the subject of a "talking portrait," a life-size pencil drawing. Through July 31 at storefront studio gallery in Montpelier. info, 839-5349.
'Larger than Life: QuiLts BY VeLDa newman': Contemporary fiber art; 'traiLBLazers: horsePowereD VehicLes': An exhibit that explores connections between 19th-century carriages and today’s automotive culture; 'ogDen PLeissner, LanDscaPe Painter': watercolor sketches and finished paintings. Through october 31 at shelburne Museum. info, 985-3346.
gLoria King merritt: "Changing gears," large-scale digital paintings by the Vermont artist. Through August 23 at the great hall in springfield. info, 258-3992.
meghan raYmonD: "Crystals & Fog," encaustic paintings that incorporate utilitarian objects such as string and safety pins. Through June 29 at studio 266 in burlington. info, 266studios@gmail. com.
guest artist show: work by ceramic sculptor sande French-stockwell, kinetic sculptor patty sgrecci and jeweler lochlin smith. Through June 30 at Collective — the Art of Craft in woodstock. info, 457-1298.
moLLY BosLeY: "Remember, sebastian," scherenschnitte, or scissor-cut, constructions inspired by the artist's dreams. Through June 30 at Vintage inspired in burlington. info, 355-5418.
harriet wooD: "inner Doors," abstract paintings by the Vermont artist. Through June 27 at Vermont supreme Court lobby in Montpelier. info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
moLLY BosLeY: "A Thousand pieces gone," a 2011 collection of papercuts incorporating found photographs. Through August 1 at healthy living Market and Café in south burlington. info, 863-2569.
John henrY hoPKins: Drawing books the Vermont bishop produced with his son in the 1840s. Through June 30 at Vermont history Center in barre. info, 828-2180.
'no hanDs': work by the students and instructors of a four-month printmaking class at iskra print Collective. Through July 31 at JDK gallery in burlington. info, iskraprint.com.
Lori hinrichsen: "The Conversation got lively,” abstract drawings and collages. Through June 30 at the green bean Art gallery at Capitol grounds in Montpelier. info, email@example.com.
nancY stone & meLinDa white-Bronson: "Drawn to Music," translucent accordion books and layered watercolor paintings of musicians by stone; bronze work, a wood carving and a hand-stitched landscape quilt by white-bronson. Through August 31 at the Cathedral Church of st. paul in burlington. info, 860-7183.
marK gooDwin: Abstract works that incorporate folds, scores and mark making. Through June 30 at spotlight gallery in Montpelier. info, 828-5422. 'masterworKs': sculpture and prints by Vermont artist hugh Townley exhibited alongside a portion of his personal collection, including works by eugene Atget, harry Callahan, salvador Dalí, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Aaron siskind, h.C. westermann and ossip Zadkine; marK gooDwin: new abstract works by the Vermont artist. Through July 28 at bigTown gallery in Rochester. info, 767-9670.
nini crane: paintings of Vermont landscapes, lake Champlain, flowers and nature. Through June 30 at Magnolia breakfast & lunch bistro in burlington. info, 862-7446.
Peter Katz: Drawings by the Jeffersonville artist. Through June 30 at Red square in burlington. info, 318-2438. Peter miLLer: "A lifetime of Vermont people," more than 60 years of imagery by the Vermont photographer, exhibited in anticipation of his forthcoming book of the same name. Through June 30 at Frog hollow in burlington. info, 863-6458. 'restoratiVe Justice: the art of maKing amenDs': Artwork by participants in restorativejustice panels. Through July 31 at Metropolitan gallery, burlington City hall. info, 865-7166. roBert waLDo BruneLLe Jr.: Acrylic paintings of cityscapes, blue-collar culture and gumball machines. Through June 30 at Vintage Jewelers in burlington. info, 862-2233. summer show: work by Marc Awodey, will patlove, Che schreiner, David powell and ethan Azarian. Curated by seAbA. July 1 through 31 at the innovation Center of Vermont in burlington. info, 859-9222. summer show: paintings by ed epstein, Mike strauss, nancy Tomzcak, Chelsea piazza and lin warren; photographs by Jim Moore; sumi-ink work by Aya itagaki; and collage work by Arthur penfield Tremblay. Curated by bCA. Through August 31 at Maltex building in burlington. info, 865-7166.
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like. The Seattle-based artist, known for revolutionizing the studio-glass movement and pushing the bounds of the fragile medium, has created a custom installation for the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, on view through October 20. Chihuly’s obsession with color — and, of course, glass — is apparent in works such as “Mille Fiori” (pictured), a vibrant flower garden standing 8 feet tall. Chihuly fit six of his preexisting masterpieces into MMFA’s unique interior architecture, and his four site-specific creations include a ruby chandelier and a neon forest.
toDD r. LocKwooD: "one Degree of separation," black-and-white photographic portraits, 1975-2012. Through July 15 at Freeman hall Conference Room, Champlain College, in burlington. info, 860-2733.
susan aBBott: "Vermont Journal: small paintings from Four seasons," plein-air work by the Vermont artist. Through August 31 at shelburne Vineyard. info, 985-8222.
'traces': Mark waskow and Jean Cherouny present an exhibit inspired by performance artists who create a "trace," something that is directly or indirectly related to the performance that will survive the performance. Curated by seAbA. Through August 30 at VCAM studio in burlington. info, 651-9692.
suzanne DoLLois: photographic work by the Vermont artist. Curated by seAbA. Through August 30 at pine street Deli in burlington. info, 862-9614.
trine wiLson: photographs of flowers by the Vermont artist. Through July 31 at April Cornell in burlington. info, 355-4834.
tessa hoLmes: paintings by the Vermont artist. Curated by seAbA. Through August 30 at speeder & earl's (pine street) in burlington. info, 658-6016.
Vermont watercoLor societY annuaL sPring JurieD awarDs show: paintings by member artists. Through June 30 at seAbA Center in burlington. info, 859-9222.
'Visions of a hometown': The Milton Artists' guild's traveling exhibition commemorating the 250th anniversary of the town's founding and the 25th anniversary of the guild. July 1 through 31 at new Moon Café in burlington. info, miltonartistsguild.org. 'wYeth Vertigo': works by three generations of one of the most influential families in modern American art — n.C., Andrew and Jamie wyeth. Through october 31 at shelburne Museum. info, 985-3346.
aLexis KYriaK: sculpture, acrylics, pastels and graphite, displayed in the artist's working studio. Through July 31 at Dove in the window studio in northfield. info, 485-6610.
'PLaYing with time': An exhibit that incorporates high-speed photography, time-lapse videos and animation to explore science and the everchanging world. Through september 8 at Montshire Museum of science in norwich. info, 649-2200. 'Print — coLLect': prints from new York Fine print Fair founder Jeannot barr's stock, as well as from member artists' private collections. Through June 30 at Two Rivers printmaking studio in white River Junction. info, 295-5901. roBert hitzig: "hard line, soft Color," painted wood sculptures by the Vermont artist. Through June 28 at governor's office gallery in Montpelier. info, 828-0749. shawn BraLeY: "Vermonty: humorous and heartwarming illustrated prints," work by the wilder, Vt., illustrator. Through August 9 at Tunbridge public library. info, 889-9404. 'sPring garDen anD wooDs': Member artists exhibit their garden-inspired artwork, plus birdbaths, bird houses, garden sculptures, woodwork and more. Through June 30 at blinking light gallery in plainfield. info, 454-0141. 'susPenDeD worLDs': An exhibit celebrating Curtains without borders, Vermont’s paintedtheater-curtain project, featuring a restored east Randolph curtain and photographs of several others from around the state. Through July 7 at Chandler gallery in Randolph. info, 728-9878. 'teLL us a taLe': Artwork inspired by children’s literature, plus original paintings and drawings made for publication of contemporary children’s books by Vermont authors, First and second Floor galleries; 'there's no PLace LiKe home': Artist books and fine bindings presented by the book Arts guild of Vermont, Third Floor gallery. Through July 6 at studio place Arts in barre. info, 479-7069.
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Terry Allen: “Borderlines,” photographs of people and cultures — including Barre's granite quarries — on the edges of society and the cusp of change. Through August 23 at Central Vermont Medical Center in Barre. Info, cvmc.org/art-gallery. 'These honored deAd: PrivATe And nATionAl CommemorATion': An exhibit that tells the stories of Norwich alumni from both sides of the Civil War, focusing on the military draft, prisons and mourning rituals; 'UsefUl And elegAnT ACComPlishmenTs': Landscape drawings by 19th-century Norwich University alumni and their contemporaries. Through December 20 at Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, in Northfield. Info, 485-2183. 'UnrAveling And TUrning: A ClimATe ChAnge ArT exhibiT': Work that addresses changing behaviors and transforming systems, explores the nature of loss and the root causes of climate change, and reimagines our collective future. Through June 30 at Goddard Art Gallery in Montpelier. Info, 598-4819.
Anne CAdy: "Twenty Years," 20 new oil paintings exhibited in celebration of the artist's two decades of portraying the Vermont countryside. Through June 30 at Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury. Info, 458-0098. bob boemig: "Reliefs," abstract sculptural landscapes inspired by the natural world. Through July 20 at Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland. Info, 468-6052.
ClArk derbes: "4th Dimensional Chainsaw Sculpture," works that are equally inspired by modernism and American folk and outsider-art traditions. July 1 through 31 at Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury. Info, 458-0098.
frAn bUll: "Sound & Color," opera portraits on paper inspired by Japanese wood-block prints of Kabuki actors, illustrating the duality of performers in their roles. Through July 6 at Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, in Middlebury. Info, 382-9222. 'hidden AwAy: 20Th And 21sT CenTUry works from The PermAnenT ColleCTion': An Alexander Calder mobile; sculptures by William Zorach, William King and Harry Bertoia; glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany and Dale Chihuly; watercolors by George Grosz and Luigi Lucioni; and oil paintings by Arthur Davies, Edwin Dickinson, Ivan Albright, John Sloan, Grant Wood, Alice Neel and Rackstraw Downes. Through August 11 at Middlebury College Museum of Art. Info, 443-3168.
CArol CAlhoUn: Acrylic paintings by the Vermont artist. Through July 10 at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury. Info, 388-4095. CArving sTUdio members' show: Members of the nonprofit arts-education center show their works in this annual exhibit. Through June 30 at Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland. Info, 438-2097.
PATTy sgreCCi & lyn dUmoUlin: "Nature Reflected ... Water, Line and Form," kinetic sculptures by Sgrecci, watercolor landscapes by DuMoulin. Through July 2 at Brandon Artists Guild. Info, 247-4956. CHAMPLAIN VALLEY SHOWS
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Non-juried. Email fallyn2@ comcast.net for application and instructions. seeking ArT: “Celebrate Colchester 250th Art Show”: October 1 through 31. Applications due September 15. Any media welcome except photography. All work should connect to Colchester in some way — historical, visual, symbolic. Non-juried. Email fallyn2@ comcast.net for application and instructions.
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seeking QUilT ArTisTs: “Celebrate Colchester 250th Quilt Show”: August 3 through 31. Applications due by July 15. All work should relate to history, architecture, scenery of Colchester in some way.
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CAll for mAkers: Show off your nifty Arduino-driven contraption or robotics project at the second annual Champlain Mini Maker Faire, Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29, at Shelburne Farms. Organizers are now accepting applications for exhibitors. Info, goo.gl/ORDVl. Deadline: July 31.
wAll To CAnvAs: Wall to Canvas is seeking 12 street-style artists who use wheat pasting, stencils, collage, spray painting, markers and the like to create unique pieces of art for a live-art competition at the Magic Hat Artifactory on Saturday, August 24. Cash prize and live auction. Deadline: July 31. 18 or older. Application at magichat.net/ walltocanvas.
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APron ConCePTs: The Catamount Fiberistas are curating an exhibit on personal responses to the concept of an apron. Seeking art of any media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, photograph, fabric, print, poem, written reflection or mixed media. Artwork should be apron-size or smaller, but try us with any other proposal. Send images, along with description, title, date and dimension, to email@example.com. Deadline: September 1.
PhoTo ConTesT: Canoe Imports is now accepting submissions for our summer photo contest. Enter now to win free rentals and gear! Info, canoeimports.com.
exhibit, “Artistic Insights.” Then gain free entry to the gallery’s large Art Hop exhibit, “Represent!” Many other benefits included. Deadline: June 28. Info, spacegalleryvt.com.
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ernesT hAAs: "Vanished Vessels Made Visible," historical nautical paintings by the South Burlington artist. Through August 18 at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
JoAn CUrTis: "At One With Nature: New and Revisited," paintings that imagine humans coexisting with climate changes and increasingly dramatic weather events. Through September 2 at Brandon Music. Info, 465-4071.
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'TRAVELS WITH ALDEN': The gallery celebrates what would have been the 100th birthday of its founder, Alden Bryan, with an exhibition of his plein-air works painted in 26 countries over 60 years. Through September 2 at Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville. Info, 644-5100.
SUNCOMMON SOLAR POP-UP GALLERY: Energy- and environmentthemed artwork by 11 Vermont artists. Through July 30 at 20 Main Street in Middlebury.
TRINE WILSON: Floral photographs by the Vermont artist. Through September 30 at Jeff's Maine Seafood in St. Albans. Info, 355-4834.
'VISIONS OF A HOMETOWN': The Milton Artists' Guild's traveling exhibition commemorating the 250th anniversary of the town's founding and the 25th anniversary of the guild. Through June 30 at Milton Town Offices.
natural landscape. Through July 20 at Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge in Swanton. Info, 933-6677. CHARLES MOVALLI: "In Every Musician..." paintings inspired by well-known operas. Through August 4 at Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery in Stowe. Info, 253-1818.
PAT MUSICK: "Our Fragile Home," a series of sculptures and works on paper inspired by the words that astronauts from different nations have used to describe the earth as seen from outer space. Through July 14 at Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. Info, 362-1405.
'DRAW THE LINE AND MAKE YOUR POINT: THE PENCIL AND THE 21ST CENTURY': A visual history of the invention and evolution of the pencil, including a display about a pencil artist, unlikely objects made from pencils, an interactive pencil launcher and a smattering of pencils from around the world. Through December 1 at the Museum of Everyday Life in Glover. Info, 626-4409.
JILL MADDEN & MARIELLA BISSON: Mixed-media depictions of natural scenes by Bisson; paintings by Madden. Through June 30 at Upstairs at West Branch in Stowe. Info, 253-8943. JOHN BRICKELS & AARON STEIN: "Cars 'r Art," contemporary automotive sculptures by the Vermont artists. Through July 14 at White Water Gallery in East Hardwick. Info, 563-2037.
'PRINTEMPS: VISIONS OF SPRING': More than 150 new works inspired by the emerging beauty of the season. Through June 30 at Yester House Galleries, Southern Vermont Arts Center, in Manchester. Info, 362-1405.
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MARC CIVITARESE & SUSAN WAHLRAB: Civitarese's paintings explore man's relationship with nature; Wahlrab creates abstracted landscapes with watercolors. July 1 through 28 at Upstairs at West Branch in Stowe. Info, 253-8943.
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MATT CHANEY: Oil pastels on paper. Through July 28 at Bee's Knees in Morrisville. Info, 888-7889.
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NORTHERN VERMONT ARTIST ASSOCIATION: Work by 90 member artists exhibited in the 83rd annual juried spring show. Through July 5 at Visions of Vermont in Jeffersonville. Info, 644-8183.
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JUNE EXHIBIT: Work by bowl-turner Michael Fitzgerald, photographer Eugene Garron and glass artist Karen Scheffler. Through June 30 at Artist in Residence Cooperative Gallery in Enosburg Falls. Info, 933-6403.
MICHAEL LEW-SMITH: "Accidental Abstractions," photographs of the weathered paint on old cars, trucks and tractors throughout Vermont. Through July 22 at Parker Pie Co. in West Glover. Info, 525-3366.
ROGER BOOK: "Breaking the Ice," abstract-expressionist paintings by the Vermont artist. Through August 18 at Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon. Info, 247-4295.
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RACHEL BAIRD: "Atmospheres," new mixed-media work. Through June 30 at ZoneThree Gallery in Middlebury. Info, 249-3562.
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Japanese kozo paper, creating images that recall the split-toned photographs common wooded landscape of my dayto-day life that captures my attention,” featured at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne, June 28 through August 13. More than a dozen local artists’ works accompany Eisenberg’s in a show called “REJUVINATION,” the gallery’s 22nd annual summer group show. Pictured: “Dogwood (WhiteRed Tips) No. 2.”
'RED GROOMS: WHAT'S THE RUCKUS': An exhibit spanning the artist's six-decade career and featuring several of his signature, large-scale, interactive sculptures, including a near life-size replica of a New York City bus, replete with a driver and passengers. June 29 through October 20 at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Info, 257-0124.
20TH ANNUAL JURIED SUMMER EXHIBITION: Work in a variety of media. Through July 26 at AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, N.H. Info, 603-448-3117. DALE CHIHULY: “Mille Fiori,” an exhibition of glass sculptures specifically designed for the museum’s interior architecture. Through October 20 at Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. Info, 514-285-2000. ERIK WILSON: Paintings and ceramics by the local artist. Through July 6 at ROTA Gallery in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Info, 518-314-9872. ‘IT WOULD MAKE A HEART OF STONE MELT: SICKNESS, INJURY AND MEDICINE AT FORT TICONDEROGA’: An overview of 18th-century medical practices, diseases and the treatment of wounds for the armies that fought in America during the French and Indian War and American Revolution. Through October 31 at Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y. Info, 518-585-2821. SUMMER MEMBER SHOW: Work in a variety of media by artists of all ages. Through July 27 at North Country Cultural Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Info, 518-563-1604. ‘THE WOMEN OF SHIN HANGA: THE JUDITH AND JOSEPH BARKER COLLECTION OF JAPANESE PRINTS’: Nearly 100 prints showcasing two centuries of Japanese print designers’ engagement with female subjects. Through July 28 at Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. Info, 603-646-2095.
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ou know you’ve racked up serious mortal mileage when you can remember watching the film that started it all — George Romero’s 1968 Night of the Living Dead — with your friends in an old-fashioned movie theater (not at a multiplex and definitely not wearing 3-D glasses). We were small-town smartasses, but I’m fairly sure none of us suspected the shoestring production would one day be selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a work deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.” Or that it would spawn a profitable franchise, much less a whole new genre. We were too busy laughing to comprehend the aesthetic significance of what was happening on that screen. Laughing at the prospect of a character actually falling victim to lumbering members of the undead who, while creepy, clearly possessed zero capacity for organization and whose maximum velocity was maybe a stumbling 2 mph. It’s been nearly a half century since that night, and a lot has changed. My friends have remained essentially the same, hairlines notwithstanding, but today’s zombie bears minimal resemblance to Romero’s. The walking dead are new and improved. As rei-
magined in movies such as Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later (2002), they’re not only fleet of foot but increasingly inclined toward global domination. The theater of battle between the living and undead has expanded incrementally, from a single-family dwelling in NOTLD to a shopping mall in its 1978 sequel Dawn of the Dead to, in Boyle’s film, the metropolis of London. So it was only a matter of time before zombies took over the planet, which is the premise of World War Z, a $200 million adaptation of Max Brooks’ 2006 bestseller from director Marc Forster (Stranger Than Fiction). Brad Pitt plays a former United Nations investigator who reluctantly leaves his family behind when government officials convince him the fate of humankind rests on his very particular set of skills. Like much of the movie, the first act is a combination of spectacular visuals and sloppy storytelling. A tidal wave of twitching, flesh-eating freaks flooding a Philadelphia boulevard has no trouble getting one’s attention. But it poses the question: How did the zombie apocalypse bring civilization to the brink of collapse without average citizens hearing a word about it on CNN? By the time Pitt is briefed, the president’s already dead, and
HATCHET JOB Pitt stars in Forster’s pricey zombie project, which adapts its bestselling source material beyond recognition.
world capitals have largely “gone dark.” The film’s writers, as Ricky Ricardo would say, “have some ’splainin’ to do.” The first two acts maintain this mix of stunning effects (Thousands of zombies scramble over the walls around Jerusalem by creating a ladder of bodies.) and pinheaded narrative. When Pitt asks his guide what prompted Israel to prepare for attack while the rest of the world scoffed at rumors of an invasion, the answer is beyond silly. Forster and co. reshape their source material into a Contagion-style race against the clock, with Pitt scouring the globe in search of “patient zero” in the hopes of finding the secret to survival. Then, in the final act, they abruptly abandon the conceit. We’re presumably not supposed to notice, but the picture’s aha moment has virtually nothing
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THIS IS FORTY Delpy and Hawke haven’t lost their goofiness in the third film in Linklater’s talky trilogy.
sioned, met again. They rekindled the spark, but Jesse was married to someone else. Now, nine years on, we find Jesse divorced and living with Céline. Still not married, they’re raising their 7-year-old twins (Jennifer and Charlotte Prior) in Paris and vacationing in Greece. But this is no happilyever-after. It’s also not necessarily “the end,” except in Céline’s disaster-obsessed mind. Like so many couples, this one faces a crossroads where their personal and professional goals appear to diverge. Over the course of an af-
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Before Midnight ★★★★★ atching Before Midnight in a multiplex is a strange experience. Here’s a movie about two people who drive and stroll through the Greek countryside and talk, sometimes in marathon single takes. That’s pretty much all that happens. Meanwhile, in the theater’s side wall, the apocalyptic explosions of Man of Steel rumble like an approaching storm. The background noise is annoying, yet it fits. In every movie that takes human relationships seriously, there’s a storm on the horizon, one that induces a more immediate, relatable dread than the doomsday machines of superhero flicks could ever do. It’s a threat with many names: falling out of love. Separation. Death. “This is the end,” Céline (Julie Delpy) tells her longtime partner, Jesse (Ethan Hawke), toward the start of Before Midnight. She’s talking not about the end of the world but about the end of their relationship, which began way back in 1995 with Before Sunrise. In that film from writer-director Richard Linklater, the young Jesse and Céline met in Vienna, spent a summer night exchanging their deep thoughts on love and other stuff (as twentysomethings will do) and parted. It was a surprisingly poignant and brainy movie, but not a sad one. Darker tones crept into the sequel, Before Sunset (2004), in which the couple, nine years more disillu-
to do with the fact finding that led up to it. Pitt’s character makes an inexplicable leap, one he could’ve made without ever leaving his couch. The filmmakers deserve credit for not spending more of that $200 million blowing stuff up. (Well, actually they did — but then reshot a subtler ending.) Pitt gives a credible performance, despite a so-so supporting cast and a highly questionable haircut. While the picture’s plot holes are barely outnumbered by its legion of undead, World War Z is exhilarating in places and easily the most epic contribution to the genre to date. Zombie films have gotten bigger since 1968. Whether they’ve really gotten better is another question altogether.
ternoon and evening, they’ll discover if their bond can take the strain. How do they do that? They talk. And talk. And talk some more. What lifts Linklater’s trilogy above your average dialogue-heavy indie is not just the intelligence of the conversation — scripted by the director and the two stars — but its frankness and humor. No holds are barred here: While Céline acts like the “mayor of Crazytown” (in Jesse’s words), Jesse just as often plays the fatuous buffoon. They show us their worst sides and, on occasion, their best. Along the way, they breathe
fresh life into stereotypes about men and women in relationships and touch on the deeper truths beneath. Some viewers may be put off by Céline’s hypercritical, drama-queen flailing — it’s essentially the same prickly persona Delpy displayed in the films she directed, 2 Days in Paris and 2 Days in New York. But her insistence on pushing every emotion to its logical extreme keeps the interaction lively and the stakes high. One of the film’s more sobering revelations is that, for all the superficial shifts in their lives, Céline and Jesse haven’t changed that much in 18 years. At 41, they’re still seeking some higher love, some deeper fulfillment, some sense that this is finally real life. Can they ever expect to find it? Perhaps the movie’s wisest moment comes not from the protagonists but from veteran Greek actress Xenia Kalogeropoulou, whose character describes to Jesse, Céline and their friends how it felt to lose her husband. She concludes: “We are all just passing through.” Suddenly the couple’s clashing aspirations seem a lot less important than their presence to each other here and now. Before Midnight is also just passing through; by Friday, it may have vanished from local theaters. You can still catch it this October on video. MARGO T HARRI S O N
new in theaters tHE BliNg RiNg: Sofia coppola directed this fact-based flick about a gang of spoiled la teens who burglarize a-list celebrities as a way to get famous themselves. Katie chang, Israel broussard, Emma watson and leslie Mann star. and, yes, Paris hilton appears as herself. (90 min, R. Roxy) tHE EASt: director Zal batmanglij and star brit Marling (Sound of My Voice) reteam for this tale of an intelligence agent who infiltrates a group of possible eco-terrorists and finds herself wondering about the justice of their cause. with alexander Skarsgård and Ellen Page. (116 min, Pg-13. Savoy) tHE HEAt: an uptight fbI agent is forced to partner with a free-wheeling boston cop in this buddy comedy starring Melissa Mccarthy and Sandra bullock. guess which one plays which? with demián bichir, Marlon wayans and Jane curtin. Paul (Bridesmaids) feig directed. (117 min, R. bijou, capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Roxy, Stowe, Sunset.) WE StEAl SEcREtS: tHE StoRY oF WikilEAkS: Julian assange declined to be interviewed for this documentary from alex (Taxi to the Dark Side) gibney, which investigates the history of the document-disclosing website and the ideals and character of its founder. (127 min, R. Savoy) WHitE HoUSE DoWN: One fictional terrorist attack on the white house wasn’t enough for american moviegoers? In the year’s second action movie on this theme, channing tatum is the tough guy protecting President Jamie foxx from paramilitary baddies. with Maggie gyllenhaal, Jason clarke and Richard Jenkins. Roland (2012) Emmerich directed. (131 min, Pg-13. capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy, Stowe.)
EpicHH1/2 a teenager finds herself fighting a good-versus-evil battle in a fantastical world surprisingly close to home in what looks like the animated family version of Avatar. with the voices of colin farrell, Josh hutcherson and beyoncé Knowles. chris (Ice Age) wedge directed. (103 min, Pg)
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tHE HANgoVER pARt iii 1/2H bradley cooper, Ed helms and Zach galifianakis become the wolfpack once more for yet another night of weirdness — no weddings required. with Melissa Mccarthy, heather graham and Ken Jeong. todd Phillips directed. (100 min, R) tHE iNtERNSHipH1/2: Vince Vaughn and Owen wilson play two tech-illiterate gen Xers competing for a coveted job at a certain prominent company in this comedy that might as well have been subtitled “all hail our google overlords!” with Rose byrne and John goodman. Shawn (Real Steel) levy directed. (119 min, Pg-13, bijou, Essex, capitol, Majestic, Marquis, Roxy, Palace, Stowe, welden.) iRoN mAN 3HHH: Millionaire tony Stark faces a formidable new terrorist enemy in the latest entry in the Marvel superhero saga. Shane (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) black directed. with Robert downey Jr., gwyneth Paltrow, guy Pearce, Rebecca hall and ben Kingsley. (135 min, Pg-13) koN-tikiHHH: This norwegian adventure film dramatizes the true story of scientist Thor heyerdahl’s 5000-mile voyage by raft in 1947. Pål Sverre hagen and anders baasmo christiansen star. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg directed. (119 min, Pg-13) mAN oF StEElHHH: you all know the story of the super-kid from planet Krypton and the ace reporter who was fooled by a simple pair of glasses, correct? director Zack (300) Snyder teams up with christopher nolan to tell it again. henry cavill is the title character, amy adams is lois lane, and Michael Shannon is general Zod, last seen on screen in Superman II (1980). (143 min, Pg-13) moNStERS UNiVERSitYHHH: disney/Pixar’s sequel to Monsters, Inc. is actually a prequel: The animated adventure follows career “scarers” Mike and Sulley during their college days. with the voices of Steve buscemi, billy crystal and John goodman. dan Scanlon directed. (115 min, g.)
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tHE gREAt gAtSBYHHH Ever wanted to see f. Scott’s fitzgerald’s classic novel of the Jazz age reimagined … as a music video? leonardo dicaprio plays the long Island millionaire who may not be all he appears in this loud-and-sparkly, 3-d adaptation from director baz luhrmann. tobey Maguire and carey Mulligan also star. (142 min, Pg-13)
FASt & FURioUS 6HH1/2 Vin diesel and dwayne Johnson are allies in this installment of the highspeed action franchise, and if you’ve stuck with them this long, you’re not seeing these movies for the character development, so let pedals meet the metal. with Paul walker, Michelle Rodriguez and gina carano. Justin (Fast Five) lin directs. (135 min, Pg-13)
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BEFoRE miDNigHtHHHHH: In Before Sunrise (1995), two young people played by Julie delpy and Ethan hawke met; in Before Sunset (2004), they got serious. In the final installment of writer-director Richard linklater’s trilogy about love and growing up, they’re committed — but that doesn’t mean the story’s over. with Seamus davey-fitzpatrick. (108 min, R. Roxy, Savoy)
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wednesday 26 — thursday 27 Epic 12. *The Heat Thu: 10. man of Steel Wed: 1, 2:15, 4, 5:20, 7, 8:30, 10. Thu: 1, 2:15, 4, 5:20, 7, 10. man of Steel 3D 12:20, 3:25, 6:30, 9:30. monsters University 1, 3:30, 6, 8:30. monsters University 3D 12, 2:30, 5,
7:30, 10. Now You See me 1:10, 3:55, 6:40, 9:25. The Purge Wed: 3, 5, 9:45. Thu: 3. Star trek Into Darkness Wed: 12:15, 7. Thu: 12:15. This Is The End 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35. *White House Down Thu: 7, 9:50. World War Z 1:15, 3:50, 6:30, 9. World War Z 3D 12, 2:35, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10.
wednesday 26 — thursday 27 Before midnight 1:30, 6:40, 9:45. Kon-tiki 1:15, 3:50 6:20. man of Steel 1, 3:45, 6:30, 9:20. mud 4. Now You See me 1:10, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30. This Is The End 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40. World War Z 1:20, 7, 8:45. World War Z 3D 4:20, 9:35.
friday 28 — sunday 30 World War Z 9 followed by man of Steel.
friday 28 — thursday 4 *The Heat 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10. man of Steel 1, 4, 7, 10. man of Steel 3D 12:20, 3:25, 6:30, 9:30. monsters University 1, 3:30, 6, 8:30. monsters University 3D 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10. Now You See me 1:10, 3:55, 6:40, 9:25. This Is The End 12:15, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:35. *White House Down 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45. World War Z 1:15, 3:50, 6:30, 9. World War Z 3D 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10.
friday 28 — thursday 4 *The Bling Ring 1:30, 3:30, 5:20, 7:20, 9:25. *The Heat 1:40, 4:10, 7, 9:30. man of Steel 3:40, 9:15. man of Steel 3D 1, 6:30. This Is The End 1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:35. *White House Down 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:40. World War Z 3D 3:50, 9:20. World War Z 1:15, 6:40.
wednesday 26 — thursday 27 Before midnight 6:30, 8:45. Stories We tell 6, 8:15.
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wednesday 26 — thursday 27 Fast & Furious 6 Wed: 1:20, 6:30. Thu: 1:20. *The Heat Thu: 10. man of Steel 12:50, 3:50, 7, 9:25. man of Steel 3D 12, 3:20, 6:35, 9:40. monsters University 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:05, 9:35. monsters University 3D 1:40, 4:05, 6:20, 8:50. Now You See me 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:30. The Purge Wed: 4:30, 10. Thu: 4:30. Star trek Into Darkness 3:40, 6:25. Star trek Into Darkness 3D Wed: 12:30, 9:15. Thu: 12:30. This Is The End 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50. *White House Down Thu: 7, 9:20. World War Z 1:30, 4:10, 7:15, 9:55. World War Z 3D 12:40, 3:30, 6:40, 9:20. friday 28 — thursday 4 *Despicable me 2 3D Tue: 7. Fast & Furious 6 Wed: 1:20, 6:30. Thu: 1:20. *The Heat 12:20, 1:20, 4:20, 6:20, 7:10, 9:50. *The Lone Ranger Tue: 7. man of Steel 3:30, 6:30, 9:35. man of Steel 3D 11:50, 2:50, 8:30. monsters University 11:30, 1, 2, 4:30, 7:05, 9:30. monsters University 3D 12:30, 3, 6. Now You See me 1:10, 3:50, 6:50, 9:30. Star trek Into Darkness 3:20, 9. This Is The End 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45. *White House Down 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40. World War Z 12:50, 4, 7, 9:40. World War Z 3D 6:10, 8:40.
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wednesday 26 — thursday 27 man of Steel 1:30, 6, 9. monsters University 1, 6:30, 8:30. World War Z 1. World War Z 3D 6, 9. friday 28 — thursday 4 *The Heat 1, 6, 9. monsters University 1, 6:30, 9:30. World War Z 1. World War Z 3D 6:30, 9.
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wednesday 26 — thursday 27 The Great Gatsby 6:10. *EXHIBItIoN: munch 150 Thu: 7:30. man of Steel Wed: 12:10, 1, 3:10, 6:40, 9:10. Thu: 12:10, 1, 3:10, 6:40. man of Steel 3D 2:30, 8:50. The metropolitan opera: Il trovatore Encore Wed: 7. monsters University 12:30, 3, 4, 6, 8:30, 9:35. monsters University 3D 12, 6:30. Now You See me 1:10, 3:50, 7, 9:30. Star trek Into Darkness 12:40, 3:40. This Is The End 1:20, 4:20, 7:05, 9:35. World War Z 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30. World War Z 3D 12:50, 3:30, 6:20, 8:55. friday 28 — thursday 4 *The Heat 1:10, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9:35. *White House Down 12:40, 2:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:30. World War Z 12:30, 4:10, 8:40. World War Z 3D 1:20, 6:50, 9:25. man of Steel 12:20, 3:20, 6:20, 9:20. monsters University 12:50, 2:20, 6:10, 9:25. monsters University 3D 12, 4:40, 7:05. Now You See me 12:10, 6:30, 9. Star trek Into Darkness 3:10, 8:30. This Is The End 1, 3:50, 7:10, 9:35.
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wednesday 26 — thursday 27 monsters University 6:30, 9:05. monsters University 3D 3:30. World War Z 3:30. World War Z 3D 6:30, 9:10. friday 28 — thursday 4 monsters University Fri to Tue: 6:30, 9:05. monsters University 3D Fri: 3:30. Sat and Sun: 12:45, 3:15. Mon and Tue: 3:30. World War Z Fri: 3:30. Sat and Sun: 12:45, 3:15. Mon and Tue: 3:30. World War Z 3D Fri to Tue: 6:30, 9:10.
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friday 28 — thursday 4 The East Fri: 6:30, 8:45. Sat and Sun: 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:45. Mon to Thu: 6:30, 8:45. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks Fri: 6, 8:30. Sat and Sun: 1, 3:30, 6, 8:30. Mon: 6, 8:30. Tue: 6. Wed and Thu: 6, 8:30.
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wednesday 26 — thursday 27 The Internship 7. man of Steel 7. World War Z 7. friday 28 — thursday 4 *The Heat Fri: 7, 9:15. Sat and Sun: 2:30, 4:40, 7, 9:15. Mon to Wed: 7, 9:15. Thu: 7. *The Lone Ranger Wed: 6:30, 9:15. Thu: 6:30. man of Steel Fri: 6:30, 9:15. Sat and Sun: 2:30, 6:30, 9:15. Mon and Tue: 6:30, 9:15. World War Z Fri: 7, 9:15. Sat and Sun: 2:30, 4:40, 7, 9:15. Mon to Wed: 7, 9:15. Thu: 7.
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wednesday 26 — thursday 27 monsters University 9, followed by Iron man 3 11:20. World War Z 9, followed by man of Steel 11:20. Fast and Furious 6 9, followed by The Purge. This Is The End 9, followed by The Hangover 3. friday 28 — thursday 4 monsters University 9, followed by Iron man 3 11:20. World War Z 9, followed by man of Steel 11:20. *The Heat 9, followed by Now You See me. *White House Down 9 followed by This Is The End.
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wednesday 26 — thursday 27 man of Steel 2, 7, 9:30. monsters University 2:10, 5, 7:10, 9:30. monsters University 3D 4:30. World War Z 2:05, 4:30, 7:05. World War Z 3D 9:30. friday 28 — thursday 4 Full schedule not available at press time.
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StAR tREK iNto DARKNESSHHH: Once again director J.J. Abrams puts his spin on the beloved sci-fi franchise. This time the crew of the Enterprise is hunting a “one-man weapon of mass destruction” on a “war-zone world,” and Benedict Cumberbatch joins the cast. With Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana. (132 min, PG-13)
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StoRiES WE tEllHHHHH: Actor/director Sarah (Take This Waltz) Polley offers a documentary about the troubled history of her own family, including the secrets of her deceased mother, and a reflection on how we shape and control our family narratives. (108 min, PG-13.)
tHE iNcREDiBlE BURt WoNDERStoNEHH A superstar magician (Steve Carell) tries to rekindle his faith in his craft in this comedy. Also starring Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, James Gandolfini, Alan Arkin, Olivia Wilde and Jay Mohr. Don Scardino directed. (101 min, PG-13)
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tHiS iS tHE ENDHHHHH: Famous dudes in LA meet for a party and find themselves facing the apocalypse in this comedy in which James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel and Craig Robinson play themselves, and many other stars appear. Rogen and Evan (Superbad) Goldberg directed. (106 min, R)
NoHHHH Can cheesy commercials help defeat political tyranny? That’s the question posed by this Oscar-nominated satire in which Gael García Bernal plays an ad man tasked with convincing the Chilean populace to vote against General Pinochet. Pablo Larrain directed. (95 min, R)
WoRlD WAR ZHHH: We guess you already know that stands for “zombie.” Brad Pitt stars in a troubled adaptation of Max Brooks’ apocalyptic novel as a UN employee trying to oppose a worldwide plague. With Mireille Enos and Daniella Kertesz. Marc (Quantum of Solace) Forster directed. (118 min, PG-13.)
pHANtomHH Ed Harris, William Fichtner, David Duchovny and Lance Henrikson star in this thriller set on a Soviet submarine whose commander has received a potentially world-altering mission. Todd Robinson directed. (97 min, R) A plAcE At tHE tABlEHHHH This documentary from Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush explores the roots and current phenomenon of hunger in America. (84 min, PG)
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This week in movies you missed: The director of cult flick Primer returns with an expressionist epic about the bond between human and ... swine?
my Seimetz plays Kris, a professional who is abducted and fed a worm that
Let’s work together to keep the water clean! Play Runoff as many times as you can and tell your friends to play, too. Download the “Runoff” app to your Apple device; play it in a mobile or web browser at playrunoff.com; or play the arcade version at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center.
OK, that’s not exactly what Upstream Color is about. It’s a tough movie to summarize, though.
As she rebuilds her life, Kris meets a young man (writer-director Shane Carruth) who appears to have had a similar experience. They become involved while trying to figure out what the hell happened…
Things get worse from there. Kris ends up in the care of a sound artist/avantgarde composer/pig farmer (Andrew Sensenig) who performs a procedure that gives her back control of her mind and body, but leaves her with a big hole in her memory.
Back in the day, arcade games cost a quarter to play. Runoff is free, but for each of the first 1000 games played, Seven Days and Kids VT will donate a quarter to the Let It Rain stormwater program. Let It Rain provides financial incentives for property owners in Vermont’s Lake Champlain Basin who install rain barrels and implement other stormwaterreduction strategies.
places her in a suggestible hypnotic state. Her abductor cements his control by instructing her to do odd repetitive tasks, then makes her sign over the equity in her house.
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Curses, Foiled Again
When long-distance runner Sarah Tatterson, 37, saw a man ride off after stealing her husband’s bicycle from her garage in West Seattle, Wash., she gave chase on foot. The thief saw her gaining on him, so he jumped off the bike and fled while she continued running alongside him, yelling for neighbors to call the police. The half-marathoner said the man asked her to back off, but she refused, telling him, “Look, I was going to run six miles today, but I could probably do 12.” Police who intercepted the pair arrested the unidentified suspect. (Seattle’s KING-TV) A man with a knife tried to rob Dorothy Baker in Baytown, Texas, by hiding in her minivan and threatening her and her sons, ages 5 and 2, as she drove off. When she ignored his instructions to make a turn, he moved to the front row. Having secretly dialed 911 on her cellphone, she then grabbed the knife from his hand and began punching him in the face, all while continuing to drive. She said she ordered him out of the vehicle, and he complied, but she realized, “If he gets away, he can do this to somebody else.” She began pursuing and ended up running over him. Police identified the suspect as Ismael Martinez, 53, after he was airlifted to the hospital. (Houston’s KHOU-TV)
Police investigating the shooting of a man riding a bicycle in Herndon, Va., said that John E. Albers, 49, was loading his gun inside his home when it accidentally discharged, striking the passing cyclist in the stomach. (Associated Press)
Mind Your Manners
Larry R. Garner, 49, was using a public restroom at Nebraska’s Branched Oak Lake when Christopher Wilson, 30, opened the unlocked door. He closed it after Garner told him the restroom was occupied but chided Garner afterwards about his poor restroom etiquette. According to Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner, the confrontation escalated when Wilson pushed Garner, prompting Garner’s 19-year-old son, Jamie Lee Huber, to punch Wilson in the face. Three women with Garner then attacked Wilson’s roommate, Rachelle Friesen, 27. Deputies cited Wilson, Huber and the three women for assault. Garner wasn’t cited, Wagner said, because “he’s the poor guy who’s just using the restroom, minding his own business.” (Lincoln Journal Star)
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Homeowners called police after Thomas Edwards, 22, showed up at their residence in Casselberry, Fla., and started taking off his clothes on the back patio. Edwards explained that he had come to the address his girlfriend had given him to propose to her, but the homeowners said she wasn’t in their house and that they had never heard of her and didn’t know Edwards. When officers arrived and asked Edwards to put his clothes on, he spit on them, prompting them to shock him with a stun gun and arrest him. (Orlando’s WKMG-TV) After a British court imposed an antisocial-behavior order on naked rights activist Stephen Gough, 54, stating that he must cover his buttocks and genitalia in public, he was arrested leaving the courtroom wearing only boots and socks. He refused to take clothes offered to him by police and was charged with flouting the order. Gough, who has been convicted 28 times for public nudity, received an 11-month sentence this time. (BBC News)
When Chicago police arrested Xavier Guzman, 25, for a drive-by shooting that wounded a 21-year-old man in the arm, Guzman explained that he
became “enraged” after his child’s mother refused to let him see the child on Father’s Day, and “someone had to pay.” (Chicago Tribune)
Death and Life
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals urged White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford to join leading restaurants and Whole Foods Market in treating lobsters to death with dignity. “There is a new device available called the Crustastun that eliminates the questionable practice of boiling lobsters alive, thereby preventing their suffering,” David Byer, PETA’s manager of corporate affairs, wrote in a letter to the chef. “We hope that the White House will start using it immediately. The device is essentially a stun gun that kills lobsters instantly. (Washington Times)
After police stopped Erin James, 58, for speeding and driving under the influence in Riverside, Ill., she explained that she had been out celebrating the imminent return of her driver’s license from an earlier drunk-driving conviction. (Chicago Tribune)
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since it didn’t exist until long after she died. but I was trying to make a point that will be useful for you to keep in mind, taurus, which is: be skeptical of both wild claims and mild claims. stay alert for seemingly interesting leads that are really time-wasting half-truths. be wary of unreliable gossip that would cause an unnecessary ruckus.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
“In order to swim one takes off all one’s clothes,” said 19th-century Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard. “In order to aspire to the truth one must undress in a far more inward sense, divest oneself of all one’s inward clothes, of thoughts, conceptions, selfishness, etc., before one is sufficiently naked.” Your assignment in the coming week, Cancerian, is to get au naturel like that. It’s time for you to make yourself available for as much of the raw, pure, wild truth as you can stand.
gemini (May 21-June 20): french Impressionist painter Claude Monet loved to paint water lilies, and he did so over and over again for many years. eventually he created about 250 canvases that portrayed these floating flowers. should we conclude that he repeated himself too much? should we declare that he was boringly repetitive? or might we wonder if he kept finding new delights in his comfortable subject? Would we have enough patience to notice that each of the 250 paintings shows the water lilies in a different kind of light, depending on the weather and the season and the time of day? I vote for the latter view, and suggest that you adopt a similar approach to the familiar things in your life during the coming weeks. leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Gertrude stein was
tauRus (April 20-May 20): “The problem
(Aug. 23-sept. 22): When I close my eyes, I get a psychic vision of you as a kid playing outside on a warm summer day. you’re with friends, immersed in a game that commands your full attention. suddenly, you hear a jingling tune wafting your way from
(oct. 23-nov. 21): Michael faraday (1791-1867) was one of the most influential scientists in history. He produced major breakthroughs in both chemistry and physics. Have you ever used devices that run on electricity? you can thank him for playing a major role in developing that wonderful convenience. And yet unlike most scientists, he had only the most elementary grasp of mathematics. In fact, his formal education was negligible. I propose that we name him your role model of the week. He’s a striking example of the fact that you can arrive at your chosen goal by many different paths. Keep that in mind if you’re ever tempted to believe that there’s just one right way to fulfill your dreams.
sagittaRius (nov. 22-Dec. 21): “The only thing that we learn from history,” said the German philosopher Georg Hegel, “is that we never learn anything from history.” I’m urging you to refute that statement in the coming weeks, sagittarius. I’m pleading with you to search your memory for every possible clue that might help you be brilliant
caPRicoRn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): According to my analysis of the astrological omens, now would be a pretty good time to talk about things that are hard to talk about. I don’t necessarily mean that you’ll find it easy to do. but I suspect it would be relatively free of pain and karmic repercussions. There may even be a touch of pleasure once the catharsis kicks in. so try it if you dare, Capricorn. summon the courage to express truths that have previously been hard to pin down. Articulate feelings that have been murky or hidden. for best results, encourage those you trust to do the same. aQuaRius (Jan. 20-feb. 18): Are you fa-
miliar with Quidditch? It’s a rough sport played by wizards in the fictional world of Harry Potter. All seven books in the series mention it, so it’s an important element. Author J.K. rowling says she dreamed up the sport after having a quarrel with her boyfriend. “In my deepest, darkest soul,” she reports, “I would quite like to see him hit by a bludger.” (In Quidditch, a bludger is a big, black ball made of iron.) I bring this up, Aquarius, because I suspect that you, too, are in a position to use anger in a creative and constructive way. take advantage of your raw emotion to make a lasting improvement in your life.
(feb. 19-March 20): In his erotic poem “your sex,” Joe bolton exults: “My heart simplified, I touch the bud of happiness — it’s in season. And whatever grief I might have felt before simply dies inside me.” you might want to write that down on a slip of paper and carry it around with you this week, Pisces. According to my understanding of the astrological omens, the bud of happiness is now in season for you. you have good reason to shed the undertones of sadness and fear you carry around with you. I’ll tell you the last lines of bolton’s poem, because they also apply: “sometimes I think it’s best just to take pleasure wherever we want and can. Look: the twilight is alive with wild honey.” (The full poem: tinyurl.com/Joebolton.)
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with quotes on the internet is that it’s hard to determine whether or not they are genuine.” so said Joan of Arc back in 1429, right before she helped lead french troops in the battle of Patay. Just KIDDInG! Joan of Arc never had the pleasure of surfing the Web, of course,
liBRa (sept. 23-oct. 22): During the past 10 months, you have been unusually adventurous. The last time you summoned so much courage and expansiveness may have been 2001. I’m impressed! Please accept my respect and appreciation. you’ve had a sixth sense about knowing when it’s wise to push beyond your limitations and boundaries. you have also had a seventh sense about intuiting when to be crafty and cautious as you wander through the frontiers. now here’s one of your assignments for the next 12 months: Distill all you’ve learned out there in the borderlands and decide how you will use your wisdom to build an unshakable power spot back here in the heart of the action.
in dealing with your immediate future. What have you done in the past that you shouldn’t do now? What haven’t you done in the past that you should do now?
aRies (March 21-April 19): “to know when to stop is of the same importance as to know when to begin,” said the painter Paul Klee. take that to heart, Aries! you are pretty adept at getting things launched, but you’ve got more to learn about the art of stopping. sometimes you finish prematurely. other times you sort of disappear without officially bringing things to a close. now would be an excellent time to refine your skills.
an innovative writer. Many illustrious artists were her friends. but she had an overly elevated conception of her own worth. “Think of the bible and Homer,” she said, “think of shakespeare and think of me.” on another occasion, she proclaimed, “einstein was the creative philosophic mind of the century, and I have been the creative literary mind of the century.” Do you know anyone like stein, Leo? Here’s the truth, in my opinion: to some degree, we are all like stein. every one of us has at least one inflated idea about ourselves — a conceited self-conception that doesn’t match reality. It was my turn to confront my egotistical delusions a few weeks ago. now would be an excellent time for you to deal with yours. Don’t be too hard on yourself, though. Just recognize the inflation, laugh about it, and move on.
a distance. It’s the ice cream truck. you stop what you’re doing and run inside your home to beg your mom for some money. A few minutes later, you’re in a state of bliss, communing with your fudgsicle or ice cream cone or strawberry-lime fruit bar. I have a feeling that you will soon experience an adult version of this scene, Virgo. Metaphorically speaking, either the ice cream man or the ice cream woman will be coming to your neighborhood.
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rootED kickASS HArDWorkiNg LifE-LoViN’ I love to farm, work with animals, get my hands in the soil, cook food. I love to puzzle through projects, challenges and figure things out. I am fulfilled by homemaking, housecleaning, working through what life brings and learning from everyone and everything around me! I enjoy swimming, kayaking, hiking, relaxing, sailing, backcountry skiing, walking, people watching and cooking. communityLover, 23, l it iS WHAt it iS For now, this is all we need to know: smile, dance, groove, strong mind, nimble heart, healthy happy climb to the peak, bring on the boulders, find the work and welcome it. Cocreation art fest, anytime. chinacat, 43 citY SopHiSticAtE turNED BAckWooDS girL no pretense; no princess. I was happy in the city, I am happy now on a mountain. I am happy in a theater, a concert, a kayak, a tent, on a ski trail, a hiking trail, or elegant when necessary. Completely healthy. Ivy educated, but my personality is animated and occasionally wacky. statistically unlikely, but would love to love. miles2go, 75, l SWEEt But SASSY too! 46-yr.-old white female, looking for a mindfulness-oriented, similarly aged male. looking to date, hoping for longterm. I am kind and easygoing and like being outdoors, going to movies, etc. I also like staying in as well. Humor is very important to me and I suppose that is where the sassy comes in! maitri, 46, l
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SpiritED, gENErouS, ENErgEtic, compASSioNAtE “Though she be but little, she is fierce!” W.s. a native new Yorker who’s found her heart in Vermont. peace is a waterfall, woods walk, and a kayak ride. I’m a teacher, a dancer, jiver, laugher, and lover. In search of a kindred spirit to share my enthusiasm and love for shaggy, slobbery pups, crackling camp fires and great wine. NatureDancer, 54, l tWo roommAtES for AWESomE fuN There are two of us but it’s not a two-for-one deal, just two roomies lookin’ for two men. We love to be spontaneous and always have a smile on our faces. We enjoy walks, 420 friendly, music, bike rides, just chill and watch a good movie. We like confident men but not cocky. Must be awesome! blondbrunette, 23, l iNDEpENDENt, focuSED AND friENDLY I am independent, honest, centered and social. I enjoy getting to know people and hearing their story and what has made them into the person they are today. I’m looking to meet someone who is open-minded, enjoys being active outdoors and can see all the positives in life. getoutside, 38, l SWEEt LADY LookiNg for friEND I’m a lovely nature-lover interested in friendship with a man who is kind, compassionate, spiritually awake, self-aware, professional and active. let’s meet, go slow, see if there’s chemistry, develop friendship and see what happens later. If you want to get to know someone the old-fashioned way, I’m worth the effort and would love to meet you. goingSlow, 44, l Hmmmm I would like to meet a like-minded, open-minded person who enjoys life and music and is willing to stay in the present moment. always willing to grow ... especially in relationship. justbeingme, 51, l
Men seeking Women WELL-rouNDED pErSoN I am not here to blow smoke up anyone’s ass. I don’t know how delightful I really am. You want real honesty, it’s here. If you want to see a picture of me you will have to go to my Facebook page. me1966, 46
VErmoNt BorN AND BrED Hi, my name is Joe. I’m an afghanistan combat vet. It was the best experience of my life and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I have my own place and a full-time job. I like to do just about anything outdoors. Hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheelin’, snowboarding, camping, riding my motorcycle, or just hangin out with friends. Joe91B, 22, l
DiLigENt StrAigHt ArroW Those three words are the way my friends describe me. College graduate with career. 6ft Caucasian runner. I love to laugh, and there’s nothing I enjoy more than spending time with my friends. I’m looking for someone intelligent, fun, thoughtful and thought-provoking, whose company I can enjoy and who can enjoy my company. luckycook, 31, l
opEN-HEArtED AND AutHENtic I am a conscious, light-filled, joyous, grateful, positive, open-hearted, handsome, fit, peaceful seeker of truth and inspiration who believes in miracles and possibilities, who chooses love over fear. I believe in gentleness, kindness and consideration. Healthy in mind, body and spirit. I am tender, strong, loving and accessible. seeking open-hearted, kind, like-minded beauty to co-create some magic together. soulfulandhappy, 43, l rock SHoW, LEt’S go I don’t like to get too caught up in the details. I like to keep an open mind. Very easygoing and looking for the same. SwaySoSway, 23, l
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LEt’S pLAN are you a lady who can help me decide? Motorcycling in Quebec’s mountains or windsurfing in Cape Cod? Can take the right passenger. Must occasionally read a book. Collapse, The Beak of the Finch and endless quantities of fiction come to mind. California, Cooks Illustrated, baking bread and Vpr’s “on point” are things I love. Have room for more. read_contact_live, 29, men seeking Women. First section I turn to in Seven Days is Jernigan pontiac’s Hackie, that man can write. LookiNg for u Thought I’d post an ad here and see if I can meet someone that would like to get to know me. ready4u, 53, l AtHLEtic, ADVENturouS, outDoorSY! new in Vermont. looking for friendship with the possibility of more. I’m an honest, good-looking guy with huge potential to be a great friend, biking partner, hiking or walking partner! I don’t have a picture, but take my word for it, I’m pretty good looking! not being cocky, just confident! looking forward to hearing from you soon! NewinBtV, 34 Not ANtiSociAL, JuSt SHY oh man, I’m pretty bad at writing about myself. I’m just a really laid-back guy. I like good TV, bad movies and just about any video game. Intelligent and musically inclined, you never know what’s going to happen around me. I’m close with my family and I love pets. Did I mention that I’m bad at writing about myself? telestia, 25, l
pEAcE, LoVE, HAppiNESS Caring, compassionate, intelligent human being who is concerned with making a difference in this world. not your average guy who is concerned with the usual hegemonic masculine things. I’m a big picture kinda guy that gets bored with superficial things. If it sounds like we would get along I would love to talk to ya! tambourineman89, 23, l HumorouS AND ENtErtAiNiNg I start off shy but once I get comfortable I can be rather humorous. I like to make people laugh. I’m looking for someone with a sense of humor, interested in an nsa relationship and if it goes anywhere from there then I guess it was meant to be. Braun85, 48 gEEkY AND okAY WitH tHAt I am a fan of movies and nintendo video games. This may make me sound like a geek, and I kind of am, but as they say, the geek shall inherit, or something like that. looking for someone with simiilar interests to spend time with. not experienced at the whole dating thing but willing to learn. gandalf1, 25
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SEx wANtED looking for someone that does not mind being a little bit of a freak in bed. Married or not is fine with me. lizardwoman06, 30 SEx ADDict Just out looking for a good time. Into men and women. Lookin4somelovin, 20 BiSExuAL SwEEtiE The honor would be humbly mine if you would allow me to feel, fondle and finger you. My most burning desire is to strip down with a pretty little hottie like myself and explore each other. I’d rather be one-on-one, but if your boyfriend or husband wants to watch, then we can arrange that. Burli_cutie, 26, l SENSuAL SExY BBw to Squirt I am looking for clean, safe and sensual new experiences. Turn me on and and I’ll be sure to squirt for you. I’ve always wanted a pierced cock or two, mmm .... just thinking about it ;). beutystarbbw, 34 SummEr GirL oN GirL FuN! looking to hook up with women only! no guys or couples, sorry. I am cute and sexy and would like to play with other cute women. I have limited experience, but really have such strong urges to explore my desires for women. looking for some summer-fun playdates :). Summer_Girls, 36, l SEEkiNG SummEr FuN looking to have some new adventures this summer and ‘”explore” Vermont’s wildlife. meme99, 32
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LookiNG For pErFEct womAN Tall, dark and handsome looking for that one freak of the night. Goth is a plus, need a good fateful sexy intelligent woman and don’t take Bs from no one. If that’s you hit my box. p.s. pic will be up soon. seth00, 33, l StrAiGht to thE poiNt You could describe me as intelligent, athletic and kind with a goofy side when I’m joking around, but in the bedroom I like to take care of business. I’m not looking for a soul mate, just lots of great sex and fun. grnmtnguy7, 35, l NEw hErE, NEED DiScrEEt ENcouNtEr I need a woman to cuddle and kiss and caress and have high school sex with. nice slow fun. Very possibly would consider m/f couple thing, but very minimal male contact. never tried that, pretty much up to trying something new. Hit me up. a bit of role-playing of some sort where I’m submissive might be nice. upforsomethingNew, 49 StroNG AND tENDEr AFFEctioN looking for some discreet fun. I love a girl who knows she is sexy. I know what I want, and I’m willing to please. invt154, 22 ADVENturE rEquirES SomE riSk I’m a handsome devil with a wicked sense of humor and a sexual appetite to match. I’m realizing that I’m polyamorous and ready to break out of old routines and regimes. I’m honest (it’s easier), there’s no harm in me. Can you come out and play? gliderglory, 44 LEt’S mEEt DiScrEEtLY I’m just looking for something my wife isn’t providing for me. I just want to see where things go. Anthonym, 34
mArriED coupLE SEEk SAmE We are looking to try my first foursome. Must be discreet and disease free. no kissing on the mouth. I am about 30 pounds overweight and he is tip top and 6’2”. We are in our 50s and would like same, and, hopefully, same body types. Up for a fun time of fucking, sucking and teaching me the ropes. ladylee, 55 FuN, LoVABLE wiFE LookiNG Happily married, playful, attractive, straight, professional couple interested in her finding a guy on the side! Would be ideal if you can meet her at our house evenings or weekends, though daytime passionate emergencies are fine too. nhcouple23, 49 SLow, SExY, SEDuctioN We have had lovely experiences playing with other couples. We like the variety that different combinations can provide for imagination and stimulation. We are professional, sophisticated, well groomed and in good shape for our age. We are into making the fun happen — that’s where the good times begin. funtimes, 53, l hArD mAN, SoFt LADY, rEADY Hope to exchange favors with a lovely. Happy to just flirt, too. sometimes the fantasy is better than the reality. let’s explore our sexuality. funNgames, 30 SEEkiNG ADVENturES experimental couple seeks a woman to fulfill our threesome fantasies. We’re fit, sane, healthy, married (but not to each other), discreet, sTI-free - and eager for new adventures. If you’re interested in a daytime romp (or as many as it takes to fulfill your desires), we’d love to hear from you. We’d consider a swap with a similar couple, too. candelabra, 45 hE wANtS to wAtch looking for man to hang out with my man and I, possibly more if it permits. You must be: oK with my man watching, under 32 gl and ddf and in average to great shape. I am 5’7”, 135 lbs., attractive, shy but sexual when in the mood. looking for a no-pressure situation. I will make the move. 2foryou, 20, l FuN-LoViNG hotNESS I’m looking to do some exploration with my husband, or alone, as long as he knows what’s going on. We are both fun and outgoing ppl who are open-minded. We don’t want, drama and crazies! If you’re a sexy woman looking to have some drinks and laughs, let’s see what happens! lo7us, 31, l
I am outgoing and open in many aspects of my life, but when it comes to talking about sex, I always become too shy and have trouble expressing or vocalizing what I want from a partner. I am open to trying just about anything, and I love dirty talk and being dominated. Even though I know this about myself, I still find that I don’t know how to express it. What’s up with my vocal “shrinkage” as soon as I am asked what I want?
Even for outgoing people, speaking up in the bedroom can be intimidating. To get things purring when the cat’s got your tongue, try being honest. Sounds like you’re fortunate enough to have partners who ask you what you want. There’s nothing wrong with saying, “I have fantasies I’d like to share, but I feel a little bashful.” Some patient coaxing from an interested partner will go a long way to combat your vocal “shrinkage.” That said, if you still have a hard time vocalizing, let’s not forget about other modes of communication available today. If you want to get the ball rolling down a specific sexy pathway, why not send an email? Sending a link to your favorite piece of erotica is sure to start a dialog. Or, if you know your partner shares your interest in dominance, why not send a link to a new blindfold or pair of furry handcuffs you’d like to try? And don’t discount the power of a well-timed text message. You may not be able to perform a monologue about sex right now, but you should be able to craft a brief, suggestive text. Fill in the blanks: “Hey, sexy. I’ve been fantasizing about you putting _______ in my _______. Think we can try that tonight?” The answer to this question, whatever the blanks are, is likely to be positive and spark the sexy conversation you’re yearning for. Like any daunting task, fear of the unknown is usually the worst part — once we take the first step, we generally see that it’s not so bad. So, get talking! Sure, you may stammer and stutter in the beginning — but don’t let that stop you. The more you assert yourself and ask for your desires to be fulfilled, the better your sex life will become.
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I’m a 20-year-old male college student. 5’10 with an athletic build and brown hair. looking for some no-stringsattached physical fun with someone. Very relaxed person, just want to meet up and have a good time. We can do everything we want to do to each other [;. Contact me if you’re interested in talking more. ExistentialAct, 20
FuN, FLirtY AND opEN Couple looking for a woman to have fun with. We would love to meet and see where things go. We are looking for something casual and fun. funandgames2, 27, l
huNGrY For SEx looking for someone to dominate me in bed. In a relationship but need more. Want no-strings sex. Discretion is a must. open-minded. I’m not shallow, but you must be smart enough and hot enough to make me wet. very_hungry, 39, l
huNG/wEt We are looking for fun. Can you hang? outgoing, looking for that one. DD free. readynow76, 36, l
hot FuN iN thE SummErtimE? I want to experience some erotic, exotic and passionate mind-blowing mmmm ; ) sex! amicably divorced after a 35-year, Young and looking for some fun. monogamous relationship. Disease 1x1c-mediaimpact030310.indd 1 3/1/10 1:15:57 PM Curvy, with a tongue ring. I love free and want to keep it that way! I am dirty talk with men or women and retired but volunteer regularly. I am when men are in control (gentle) an adventurous outdoor enthusiast. of me :p*. shaebaybee, 20 I practice yoga and meditation daily. I love sex, especially outdoors SExY Sport in the sunshine or under a starry Commited couple. Wife looking to enjoy sky. sowastedonmyself, 52, l another woman. Hubby enjoys watching and would like to try swinging. anna, 40 AthLEtic 20-YEAr-oLD mALE
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Beautiful Burton BaBe/Daily Planet BartenDer I spy a smart, sexy lady transforming her life through the power of positivity and enveloping me with her love during the process. You and Boogie make for the best working vacation ever. Stay fly! When: Saturday, June 1, 2013. Where: Jazz fest ‘13. you: Woman. Me: Man. #911352 Kyle at three Penny taProoM It took a bit to talk to you. I’d like to know more about the greenhouses and what you’re doing with your time when you’re not tending to them. I should have offered you a ride since you were going to have to push your bike up the hill. Perhaps another chance to make that offer. Gin on the rocks? When: Thursday, June 20, 2013. Where: Three Penny taproom, Montpelier. you: Man. Me: Woman. #911351 girlS in the yelloW Suv Picked me up hitching home from VT Flannel Co., you were all super fine. How did I not get a number or FB or anything? Choked hard! When: Thursday, June 20, 2013. Where: rt. 7 ferrisburg. you: Woman. Me: Man. #911350
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ice creaM at al’S You were the brunette in a black skirt and top, just leaving the back playground with several kids when I was coming in. They were running ahead of you and you called out to them to wait, and I asked them to stop. I only saw you for a moment but your smile was sweeter than the ice cream. When: friday, June 14, 2013. Where: al’s french fry at 8 p.m. you: Woman. Me: Man. #911330 :Daxl :Daxl, you and your pretty ice blue eyes need to come visit us in our dungeon. Leave the ugly red shorts at home. Purple shoelaces are welcome any time. When: friday, June 14, 2013. Where: in my dreams. you: Man. Me: Woman. #911329 hanDSoMe Man at Mule Bar You are a handsome, bearded bartender. Tall and lean. You pointed me in the right direction when looking for a perfect beer. You seem to know everything about beer. Your smile is infectious. Looking forward to my next pint, will it be with you? When: Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Where: Mule Bar. you: Man. Me: Woman. #911328 you With the BaDge Someday, I hope you will talk to me. I will wait; because of the moon, and back. When: Monday, april 29, 2013. Where: in confusion and misunderstanding. you: Woman. Me: Woman. #911327 acroSS the Bar You were sitting at the bar at VPB. I recognized you from work. I’ve been trying to think of a way to say something more than ‘hi.’ When: Thursday, June 13, 2013. Where: Burlington. you: Man. Me: Woman. #911326
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