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Seven Days music editor Dan Bolles has never been a Phish fan. But last Wednesday, September 14, Bolles attended the band’s benefit show at the Champlain Valley Expo, which raised $1.2 million for flood-relief efforts, and was surprised by how much he enjoyed it. Here’s an excerpt of the review of the show he posted on Blurt, the Seven Days staff blog:

“Honestly, the Phab Phour were tight and polished and visibly excited, seeming to draw as much energy from the crowd as the crowd did from the band. Trey Anastasio’s lines were often virtuosic. Trey Anastasio Page’s keys rippled and rumbled along while Jon Fishman and Mike Gordon carved out space underneath. Even someone as jam-phobic as myself has the whole. Still, it provided a glimpse into why so many to concede they are a technically impressive group. people feel so strongly about the band and the experiAnd speaking of jams, they were generally succinct ence. Even for a curmudgeonly music hack, it was hard and purposeful. Many jam bands confuse jamming not to get caught up in the vibe (I can’t believe I just with extended masturbatory soloing. Phish showed wrote that). impressive restraint and focus, using flights of fancy to augment their songs, rather than letting the songs “Maybe it was the stunning orange moon above the serve as a template for musical wankery. stage. Maybe it was the crisp fall air. Or the ridiculously cool light show. Or the scads of pretty girls dancing as “But for me, the point of going to the show was less far as the eye could see. Whatever it was, I left feeling as about appreciating Phish’s music — I’ve been trying though I finally understood what the big effing deal is.” for almost two decades, folks — than it was simply trying to understand the phenomenon. Last night was Read the rest at probably not representative of the Phish enigma on

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1. “Among Irene’s Casualties: Vermont’s Bug Samples,” by Andy Bromage. Irene’s floodwaters destroyed tens of thousands of insect specimens housed in the state office complex in Waterbury. 2. “Former Pharmacist Gives Medical Marijuana Users a Way to Grow,” by Ken Picard. For the last two years, Green Herbalist has helped more than two dozen patients and caregivers grow and prepare medical marijuana. 3. Fair Game: “Crisis Politics,” by Shay Totten. Gov. Shumlin appoints Neale Lunderville as Irene recovery czar; yet another Democrat jumps in the Burlington mayoral race. 4. Liquid: “Heady Topper,” by Corin Hirsch. After the flood, the Alchemist’s popular brew lives on. 5. “It’s Show Time!” by Seven Days staff. The 2011-2012 performing arts preview.


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You might be tempted to feel sorry for the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus [“Earlier Deadlines and a Wrecked Press Imperil the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus,” August 31.] However, in this particular observer’s opinion, many of the TA’s injuries have been self-inflicted. I recall a telemarketer hell-bent on setting me up with a “limited time offer” for a special rate that was the same as the regular rate for the Times Argus. After a long, futile argument on the matter, I finally asked her, “Why would I take your introductory offer to the Times Argus, when I already subscribe?” As competent reporters and other staff were replaced with inexperienced newbies — or nobody — the volume of quality, useful and local content continued to diminish until the Times Argus had shriveled to a typo-filled shell of its former self. The Times Argus never was the New York Times, but at one time it was a perfectly respectable publication that seemed interested in meeting the needs of its central Vermont readers, including this one. My heart goes out to the workers who remain, as I am certain most are a dedicated bunch, trying as best as they can, and the flood must have been a disastrous setback. It must be a bit like dairy farming: If you want conditions to change, just wait a day or two and


they almost certainly will… get worse. Regardless, when it comes to the print edition, management at the Times Argus seems to have done more than enough to destroy the paper on its own. It didn’t need a flood to do that. Steven Farnham PLAINFIELD


Thank you for doing an article on the Champlain Parkway [Burlington’s IllFated Champlain Parkway: Are We Finally There Yet?” August 17]. I am surprised and disheartened to see the lack of interest in and understanding of this major happening. If this road gets permitted, we will spend up to $30 million to build a road that is supposed to “lesson the truck traffic through residential streets.” The design does not lesson the traffic; it only moves the traffic from one residential neighborhood to another — from the southern end of Pine Street to the northern end and west. If we have money to build roads, we should be doing all that we can to encourage and accommodate alternative transportation: bikes, pedestrians, busses, etc. In the proposed Champlain Parkway, we actually lose some existing bike lanes. Why would we do this? This plan may have made some sense 40 years ago, when initially proposed, but


but not today. I live on Maple Street and can attest to the high level of bike and pedestrian traffic. Bringing more traffic through this residential neighborhood is a bad idea. P.S. Since I started this letter, Hurricane Irene has devastated much of Vermont. Luckily, Burlington escaped serious damage from this storm, but we also have a responsibility to do what we can to help less fortunate neighbors. I cannot believe the state could possibly spend any money on the poorly designed Champlain Parkway given that we need every dollar and more to help restore our destroyed and damaged neighboring villages, farms, roads and structures. Susi Taylor




As a UVM staffer not yet represented by any union, I take exception to Max Tracy’s assertion that “1200 to 1500… staff want to align with the Vermont chapter of the National Education Association” [Fair Game, September 7]. What is missing from this press release is the fact that unionizing efforts have already been underway on campus with demonstrated support for United Staff. US is selfdirected and independent, and draws upon UVM-centric expertise to build sustainable relationships necessary for a collaborative workplace. US dues will stay local and affordable, with no bureaucratic middle layer to fund. US is truly a grassroots movement. Tricia Chatary MIDDLEBURY

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George Plumb’s letter on “Climate Change Behavior” [Feedback, September 7] says that each of the folks on VPR’s tour of Scotland will add two tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. It’s always unclear how such figures are calculated, but they probably come from taking the CO2 generated by the flights and dividing that by the number of passengers. The planes will fly with or without the VPR tourists, however; all they are responsible for is the extra CO2 that results from their being on the plane rather than not. If each adds, say, 200 pounds to a plane weighing 300,000 pounds, the amount of CO2 they actually generate will be all but unmeasurable (and probably less than Plumb adds by driving his car each week). VPR Scotland tourists, go in peace!

is constantly shifting and adjusting; sometime in recorded history, the icecovered land mass of “Greenland” was green, for instance. Attributing this entirely, or even largely, to human activity is presumptuous. On a personal note, I’m annoyed that some smug, self-righteous killjoy is trying to make me feel guilty for enjoying the first vacation I’ve had in more than 10 years. Over a pint of fine Scottish ale, I’ll drink this Celtic toast to Plumb: “Pogue Mahone!”

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What a difference a half year makes. In our last real estate issue, we published a

funny piece about HGTV’s Dream Home in Stowe. Six months later, hundreds of Vermonters find themselves SUDDENLY HOMELESS in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene. When you get past all the window dressing — staging, mortgage rates, closing costs — real estate is about the fundamental human NEED FOR SHELTER, a place to call one’s own. In this issue, essayist Nancy Stearns Bercaw talks about learning that lesson after years as a NOMAD. Lauren Ober talks with flood victims who are taking refuge in Vermont’s many SECOND HOMES. Andy Bromage assesses the damage Irene did to the state’s HISTORIC BUILDINGS. Finally, returning to the business of real estate, Ken Picard asks: How do you SELL A HOUSE with a dark history? Hire a “karmic cleaner.” These days, keeping warm and dry trumps resident ghosts.


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Stuck in Vermont: The Lois McClure Visits Vergennes. A day before Tropical Storm Irene touched down in Vermont, historic wooden canal schooner Lois McClure took part in the 30th Annual Vergennes Day.


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Shay Totten should follow up with data that can substantiate the following claim, printed in his Fair Game column [September 7]: “…somewhere between 1200 to 1500 clerical, research and administrative support staff want to align with the Vermont chapter of the National Education Association, according to Maxwell Tracy, an admissions counselor who is on the organizing committee. ‘The UVM staff are the most fired up in at least a decade, and

certainly the most fired up since I’ve been here,’ said Tracy.” Those numbers cannot be supported based on information that I have as an active member of the organizing committee for the labor organization United Staff, which is actively organizing fellow staff members, and which does have data and numbers to support both our work and our organizing. Tracy should have been asked the basis for his claim. Although the staff at UVM may be fired up, what basis does Tracy offer to support the fact that this fired-up state has anything to do with the Vermont NEA? It is not a group I am willing to support.

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In fact, I work to educate my fellow staff members about why I will not join the Vermont NEA. In fact, I have some essays on the topic. I work toward organizing my colleagues because we can best represent ourselves. United Staff is an independent labor organization, a true grassroots movement, and we are not affiliated in any way with the Vermont NEA or any other national union.

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Re [“War of the Words: Chris Hedges on 9/11, Qaddafi and Sen. Bernie Sanders,” September 7]: Possible misprint? Did Chris Hedges really call Bernie Sanders “irrelevant” or could it be that he said “irreverent”? The latter would make more sense in context. Check your notes.

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Love It or Leaf It Is it leaf peeping season already? ...OK, then. Ease into autumn to the tune of a stunning soundtrack at Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s MADE IN VERMONT MUSIC FESTIVAL. Season-appropriate numbers by Mozart, Honegger, Paterson, Sibelius and Haydn enhance the slo-mo treetop fireworks. Listen in around the state through October 3. SEE CALENDAR LISTINGS ON PAGE 50


Depth of Field Bunny Harvey’s oils on canvas are decidedly two dimensional, but don’t be surprised if the landscapes in “LISTENING/VERMONT” (pictured: Bunny Harvey’s “Frank Gave Me a Blue Mountain”) seem to pop off the page. The works evoke soft winds, chirping insects, the smell of hay and all the other sensory minutiae that enthrall this Vermont artist. Trek over to Randolph’s Korongo Gallery for the experience. SEE ART REVIEW ON PAGE 68


Grass Roots A culture born from nomadic tribes is doubly hard to preserve, it seems. To keep Mongolian traditions alive, folk ensemble ANDA UNION revive ancient songs and instruments in a performance rich with a heritage that’s nearly vanished today. Overtone singing and horsehead fiddles transport audiences to the country’s vast grasslands. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 55


Cold Front If the planet gets hotter, beds around the country are about to get a lot colder. That’s the setup of THE BOYCOTT, Kathryn Blume’s one-woman tour de force, in which females issue a no-sex ultimatum to spur the government into action against global warming. Tune in for the show, which supports Intervale Center farmers affected by Irene.


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One thing is clear about the inaugural MONKTON GARLIC FESTIVAL: You should save any smooching for later. Like, much later. The bulbs make their way into cooking demonstrations, a culinary contest and even garlic ice cream at this aromatic affair with an acoustic performance by Jamie Masefield, Doug Perkins and Tyler Bolles.

Though small in size, Vermont has proven its might as Irene-hit towns recover and rebuild. THE BRAVE LITTLE STATE: A BENEFIT FOR VERMONT FLOOD VICTIMS recognizes those towns’ struggles and triumphs with a locavore lineup of music and a silent auction. Chamberlin, Rough Francis, the Wee Folkestra, the Amida Bourbon Project and DJ Disco Phantom perform — and there’s a rumored special guest.





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t’s shaping up to be a rough year for college presidents in Burlington. First, University of Vermont president DAN FOGEL stepped down suddenly after a scandal involving his wife. Now it looks like Burlington College president JANE O’MEARA SANDERS could be losing her job. Burlington College’s board of trustees has listed “Removal of the President” as an item on next Monday’s meeting agenda. Sanders and ADAM DANTZSCHER, chairman of the college’s board of trustees, have both confirmed it. What does that mean? Sanders and Dantzscher acknowledge the two sides are in talks about whether to extend Sanders’ current contract after 2013. Beyond that, they’re not saying much. “Issues related to employees are confidential,” Dantzscher said. “The board has to go through a process, and we are governed by laws, policies and procedures when it comes to personnel matters.” Sanders responded with an email listing her accomplishments over the past seven years, noting she has made the college a stronger institution that is poised to grow. From expanding its academic offerings and hiring better-credentialed staff to expanding its physical space and student body, she has made the college “stronger than at any time in history,” Sanders wrote. “All of these gains, and many others, were not made easily,” she added. “But the board made it clear when they hired me, and often throughout the years, that they expected results.” Presumably she believes the college’s improved financial performance, fundraising and financial aid offerings — all of which she lists in her email — should be credited to her. Sanders hinted at disagreements with the board of trustees but offered no specifics about her future. “This is a moment of extraordinary opportunity for the college. Regardless of the outcome of my discussions with the board, I will remain one of Burlington College’s strongest supporters and wish only the best for the future.” Sanders’ potential departure comes at a strategically perilous time for the 200-student liberal arts college. It just paid $10 million for one of the most valuable pieces of property in the Queen City — the former Catholic diocese headquarters and its 32-acre campus

on North Avenue — and big questions remain about how the college will pay off its mortgage and finance muchneeded renovations. Since August, rumors have been swirling that Sanders and the board are at odds; that her days are numbered. Sources say some trustees balked at the prospect of extending her contract until 2017, four years beyond the current one, out of concern that Sanders might not last that long and the college would be on the hook for a hefty severance package. Sanders, the wife of U.S. Sen. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT), earns more than



AS AN ITEM ON NEXT MONDAY’S MEETING AGENDA. $160,000 a year in total compensation. No one at Burlington College — Jane O’Meara Sanders, several board members, high-level staffers — would talk to Fair Game about Sanders’ possible departure. Even some former staffers who talked privately about the situation refused to speak on the record regarding internal deliberations. Several years ago, the high-profile ouster of a popular professor — GENESE GRILL — motivated some to criticize Sanders publicly for the first time. More recently, several people have complained anonymously that Sanders hasn’t been a strong fundraiser. In her statement, however, she noted that when she first arrived at Burlington College in 2004, the institution was raising about $25,000 a year. This past year, the college received gifts and donation pledges of more than $1.25 million. One of those donations was an anonymous gift of $1 million — Sanders announced it last week before a fundraising gala. Turns out it was a board member, not Sanders, who secured the donation six months ago. And it’s not a cash gift but a bequest, which means the college isn’t supposed to get the money until the donor dies. Fair Game has

learned that a portion of the donation will be used to help the college meet its current expenses. A recent story by GREG GUMA on — “Burlington College Grapples With Growing Pains” —  left readers wondering: How the heck can a $2 million college pay for a $10 million expansion, with just a few hundred students? That may be the multimillion-dollar question trustees are asking Sanders and each other. It should be noted that JONATHAN LEOPOLD was a key figure in the financing deal. Yes, that Jonathan Leopold — the mastermind behind the Burlington Telecom financing fiasco who recently left his position as the city’s chief administrative officer under a cloud of suspicion. Leopold is not only a trustee, but serves in several important roles on the Burlington College board: treasurer, executive committee member, and chair of the finance and facilities committee. In 2009, according to the college’s publicly available tax filings, Burlington College spent $17,446 on a six-night, allinclusive stay at a Bahamian beach club owned by Leopold’s son. Son of a beach.

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The ink isn’t yet dry on Mayor BOB KISS’ political obituary, but four potential challengers have made it official: They want his third-floor office in Burlington City Hall. The latest candidate — and the one with the most name recognition so far — announced his candidacy on Tuesday. Republican KURT WRIGHT, a city councilor and five-term state legislator representing the New North End, said he hopes the third time will be the charm. Wright has run twice before — and lost. He challenged Progressive PETER CLAVELLE in 1999; he took on incumbent Progressive Kiss in 2009. Wright is the first non-Democrat  to announce. The three Dems — JASON MIRO WEINBERGER and BRAM LORBER, KRANICHFELD — will face off against each other in a citywide caucus, perhaps as early as mid-November. No word yet whether Mayor Kiss will run for reelection, and if so, if it would be as a Progressive or an independent. Within the Progressive party, Kiss’ support has eroded. He lost more

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ground recently for pushing a climatechange partnership with weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin. If a fellow Progressive challenges Kiss, it’s unclear whether he or she would also need to run as a Democrat to gain legitimacy with voters who may be soured on the Progressive brand. Doing so would necessitate participating in the Democratic caucus, which is open to anyone who shows up to vote that night. A candidate from any party can crash the caucus with a throng of supporters and seize the nomination, as Clavelle did in 2004. Progressives and Republicans have less open-minded, er, open-door policies at their caucuses. Last week, Weinberger, a housing developer and airport commissioner, announced he was running for mayor, as did Kranichfeld, a deputy state’s attorney and city councilor representing Ward 2 in the Old North End. Lorber, a four-term state representative, announced in early August. Wright isn’t daunted by the growing list of challengers. “I will be entering the race one more time,” Wright told Fair Game. “My record has not been of a partisan, but trying to get things done for the good of the city. This race shouldn’t be about party politics.” Riiight. For that nonpartisan fantasy to become a reality in a tripartite city, Wright will have to prove he can woo voters outside of his New North End stronghold. In 2009, he flailed in all wards but North Burlington’s Wards 4 and 7. He came in third behind Kiss and Democrat Andy Montroll in Wards 1, 3 and 5; he tied for third with independent dAn SMith in the more progressiveminded Ward 2; and in Ward 6, which has a habit of electing Democrats and GOP-leaning independents to the city council, Wright finished fourth — behind Smith. Smith, who comes from a stalwart Vermont political family, has already endorsed Weinberger, and at least one prominent Democratic supporter of Wright’s in 2009 — former State Rep. SAndy BAird — is backing Kranichfeld. Wright has an advantage he didn’t before: Instant-runoff voting, which Wright blamed for his defeat to Kiss in 2009, has since been repealed. When he ran two years ago, Wright maintained a slim lead over Kiss in the first two instant-runoff rounds, but lost in the third round when Montroll’s second-place choices were added to the mix. Of Montroll’s second-place votes, more than 1332 went to Kiss, while

Wright only picked up 767. Voters cried foul, and Wright asked for a recount. The recount was called off before it could be completed, but the initial re-tally suggested the electionnight results would stand. The bigger advantage for Wright this time might be the Burlington Telecom scandal that has come to define Kiss’ tenure. The BT fiasco solidified the theory held by some that Kiss somehow “stole” the election — and $17 million — from city residents. Since IRV is history in Burlington, that means the city’s next mayor only needs 40 percent to win the election. He or she won’t have to worry about running for second-place votes. Some observers believe the change will allow candidates to draw sharper contrasts between each other. Just what Burlington politics needs: Negative campaigning! That’ll restore voters’ faith in city hall. With potentially three major-party candidates and one or more independent candidates in the running — either Kiss or possibly Councilor KAren PAul (I-Ward 6) — it’s unlikely any candidate will garner the requisite 40 percent plurality to win outright in March 2012. That means the top two vote getters will square off in a subsequent runoff election — a “real” runoff, rather than an instant one. After 30 years in exile, Burlington Democrats want the mayor’s seat back so badly they can taste it. They’re not likely to let a Progressive, or a Republican, wear their mantle this time. At the same time, Republicans know that when Democrats and Progressives fight to the death, as they did in 1993, they have a shot at the seat. Case in point: One-term Republican mayor Peter Brownell. Progressives know they can’t hope to hold city hall without reaching out to Democrats. The Progs have been in power so long, however, they seem to be in a state of political atrophy. That’s where the Democrats found themselves in 1981, when an outsider named Bernie SAnderS snagged the mayor’s seat by 10 votes. The next five months should be very interesting. m

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he last time you searched for something on page, where you start and stop a video. They know what Google or Yahoo, did you give a big corporation you put in your shopping cart. They know who you compermission to track what you clicked on? municate with in your social network, and they’re ff C hE ST ER Of JE E Sy Have you told Facebook that yes, it’s now able to measure your influence against T uR CO okay to monitor the interactions you have your network of friends. So there’s a host with friends? of tools that allow them to identify and These are trick questions. Digital amplify what they know about you media companies and advertisonline. ers are tracking your every move What’s new is that they’re online, whether or not you know it able to merge that online profile or approve. The bottom line: Don’t information with offline informaassume anything you say or do on tion databases, like what’s availthe Internet is private, because it’s able through credit bureaus. So probably not. they’re able to know much more Jeff Chester, executive director demographic and psychographic of the Center for Digital Democracy information about you. It’s the neighin Washington, D.C., is fighting back. borhood where you live, it’s income, He’s been tracking issues surrounding it’s racial identity. The offline-online mix digital media and privacy since the Clinton gives them access to unbelievable amounts presidency. In the 1990s, Congress enacted a law of fine-tuned data about an individual. protecting the online privacy of children under 13, but for And with the growing popularity of smartphones and the rest of us, there are no legal protections from compa- other location-based devices, they now understand your nies that mine our data. geographic behaviors and location. They’re able to inte“A very powerful system of personalized data collec- grate all that together. They know where you go, where tion and advertising permeates the digital media system,” you spend your time and, through mobile social networks, Chester says, “and very powerful technologies have been who you communicate with through your phone. The indeployed to create far-reaching profiles of each of us, al- troduction of smartphones and social networks has given lowing companies, especially the largest ones, to unleash the data miners powerful new tools to track and analyze very sophisticated and largely stealth tactics designed to and potentially direct our lives. influence or direct our behaviors.” Chester is speaking about Internet privacy and data SD: can, and should, the government regulate how mining on Thursday, September 22, at 7 p.m in Champlain companies collect our data? Who can hold them College’s Alumni Auditorium. He spoke with Seven Days accountable? JC: I do think many of these techniques being used by by phone from his office in Washington, D.C. advertisers and marketers are deceptive and should be SEVEN DAYS: What is the gist of your talk at prohibited or curtailed by government. Both the courts champlain college? and the government have said if it’s a deceptive practice, JEFF CHESTER: The average online user doesn’t realize it’s illegal. they face an onslaught of highly technical and pervasive But I don’t think any one person can deal with this data-collection services that not only track them in real system. The dramatic daily growth of the industry, in time but instantly merge online and offline information terms of its capabilities, is far beyond the ability of a single about them. And through so-called online ad auctions or individual to cope with. Consequently, the government exchanges, run by companies like Google or Microsoft or needs to come in with fair rules. Yahoo, we are now being sold in real time to the highest Because it’s a global system, and many of the same bidder. techniques are being deployed elsewhere, especially in the All of this is being done without our awareness or European Union, advocates have found an ally in Europe consent. And so beyond privacy, this is a kind of Orwell- in terms of support for regulation. Given the experiences Huxley dystopic vision, this system that’s emerged. of totalitarianism and communism, Europe has developed Because the idea that marketers and advertisers feel they a civil-liberties-focused approach to protecting privacy. have the right, without our consent, to sell access to us is It forces the United States to try to respond, because you manipulative and incredibly undemocratic. can’t have companies regulated one way in one place in This is the paradigm of digital marketing that bothers a global system, and regulated another way in another me: that companies feel they have the right to track us place. The Europeans haven’t been afraid to say, “Hey, wherever we go, to collect information about our behav- people have the right, in this world, to be anonymous.” iors, to compile extensive dossiers that reflect offline and It’s led to this idea here called Do Not Track. [Do Not online information about our credit, health, etc., to create Track refers to browser technologies that allow users to powerful ads to not only persuade us but to do it uncon- tell a website that they don’t want to be tracked.] Needless sciously, bypassing the natural decision-making process, to say, companies are apoplectic about the idea that someall designed to get us to do something, buy something, one might want to go off the grid for a while. I think that’s read something, all being done without asking a basic a worthwhile goal. question: Can I do this? SD: Is it even possible anymore to keep data private SD: What kind of information are data-collection and out of corporate hands? companies taking from us when we use the Internet? JC: These powerful, ubiquitous, autonomous systems JC: They’re able to track where you go online, the web- of data surveillance are a part of our daily lives. There’s sites you go to, what you do on an individual website. nothing stopping it. But there’s still time, and the compelThey know where your mouse may be on a particular ling need, to tackle its excesses and its real threats.

Limits on the abilities of companies to collect political, financial, health, racial and other so-called sensitive data are on the front lines of our advocacy. I’m still an optimist, and I like to think that over time, as more people learn what’s going on, they’ll call for policies that rein in the data giants. SD: What about the argument that personalized, targeted ads are more useful for the consumer? What if people see a benefit in advertisers knowing more about them? JC: The online-ad industry says — and they’re being completely disingenuous when they claim this — that it’s all about a personalized experience. And there’s nothing wrong with a personalized ad. I think people today are being purposely socialized by Facebook and others to accept this kind of personalization without asking, as Dorothy did in The Wizard of Oz: “What’s behind the curtain?” It’s one thing to get a personalized ad, and that could be useful, but people have to ask themselves, “If it’s about my health, or my finances, or taking information about me and using it to target my friends without permission, or selling my profile on these ad exchanges like a pork belly, do I care?” There need to be some limits, and the problem is that the industry doesn’t want any limits at all. SD: The Internet has brought down the old walls of publishing, and anyone can start a blog and promote it through social media. But are big digital media companies curtailing media diversity on the Internet? JC: One of the other areas that I’m concerned about is the growing control these digital gatekeepers, like Google and Facebook, have over what information we may receive. Increasingly, advertisers, unbeknownst to the larger population and working with Google and Facebook and other giants, have created so-called blacklists and white lists. [White lists are] websites that they’ve decided are appropriate for them to put content on and deliver advertising, but they’re blacklisting a host of other sites and services that they feel aren’t a conducive environment for their marketing message. In the long run, this changes the flow of funding for information diversity online that could have a far-reaching impact. And the sites and services that reflect the Fortune 1000 culture are likely to get more financial support, leaving alternative voices to be pushed further to the margins. SD: How can average web users protect themselves? JC: I think they should certainly be very careful about what data might be being collected from them when they’re engaged in activities that are particularly meaningful to them. What data’s being collected when you’re on a political site, or the Huffington Post? What data’s being collected when you’re applying for a credit card? The problem is that right now consumers are being forced to read these arcane and purposely misleading privacy policies — which never tell you the real story, anyway. m

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Still unknown is the number of historic buildings, bridges and homes that were completely destroyed, and a cost estimate for the damage. Vermont’s economy depends on tourism dollars — particularly from fall leaf peepers — and the state’s historic, postcard-perfect village centers are a huge part of what draws people here, says Paul Bruhn, executive director of the Preservation Trust of Vermont. “There is a mystique about Vermont, and there is this brand that we have,” he says. “It’s not just about the landscape and the mountains and the lake. It’s the juxtaposition of our villages and our working landscape.” Over the last week, Preservation Trust of Vermont has dispatched volunteer teams to 25 of Vermont’s hardest-hit town centers. It also sent out engineers and architects to perform pro bono emergency assessments on buildings at risk of collapse. The goal, Bruhn says, was “stopping or at least slowing down any decisions about possible demolition of these buildings until people have more information.” In Proctorsville, the parish hall at the 121-year-old Gethsemane Episcopal Church was destroyed and the church slipped off its foundation. In Brattleboro, the art deco Latchis Hotel and Theatre will remain closed until at least September 30 after basement flooding caused upward of $500,000 in cleanup costs, according to


he building that house dot’s Restaurant in downtown Wilmington barely survived the great flood of 1938. The rampaging Deerfield River left buildings on either side of the restaurant teetering on the river’s edge. As recalled on Dot’s website, the Main Street Bridge in Wilmington had all but collapsed into the river. And yet, somehow, the future home of Dot’s was spared. In the great flood of 2011, Dot’s wasn’t so lucky. The local landmark — and just about everything else in downtown Wilmington— was submerged when the river jumped its banks during Tropical Storm Irene. As a result, the restaurant famous for its Yankee chili and berry pancakes, beloved by locals and tourists alike, has closed. Constructed as a post office in 1832, the building will soon face the wrecking ball. Dot’s is just one of hundreds of historic Vermont buildings damaged or destroyed in the recent floods. Last week, the Preservation Trust of Vermont completed a statewide survey that found around 650 historic buildings in downtowns and village centers have been affected. At least a quarter of those sustained major structural damage — foundations collapsed, porches ripped off — while the remainder suffered flooded basements and water-damaged first floors. The trust estimates another 300 to 500 historic buildings in rural areas have likely been adversely affected.


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support a project like this one. He likens it to the Burlington bike path, which some neighbors opposed on grounds it would attract criminal activity. None of their fears ever materialized, Conant notes, and today the bike path is a valuable selling point for homeowners along its route. Camp Holy Cross, he predicts, will do the same thing for Colchester. “Right now, there are a lot of people saying, ‘Those people [who support purchasing the camp] are really stupid,’” he adds. “But 25 years from now, people will be saying, ‘Boy, those people must be geniuses to get this place!’” If Colchester voters do reject this deal, as some predict, it may be in part because of a recent citywide reappraisal. Many residents saw their tax bills increase dramatically for the fi rst time in years — though 58 percent will actually pay less than they were before, according to town manager Al Voegele. The town is involved in another Camp Holy Cross pricey project, too: repairing the Colchester Causeway, which was damaged in the spring fl oods. FEMA promn Tuesday, October 4, After a recent open house on the annually for the fi rst fi ve years — would ised to pay 75 percent; both the state and Colchester voters will decide land, the selectboard agreed to form a leave the town little, if any, money left over the city of Colchester are on the hook for whether to buy 27 acres of Camp Holy Cross “vision committee” to make necessary improvements, such as 12.5 percent. These and other hindrances undeveloped lakefront real to get some answers. Facilitating is Paul widening the entrance road for emergency estate for $4.5 million taxpayer dol- Simon, a landscape architect who lives vehicles and installing ADA-accessible help explain why, on Tuesday, the Colchester Community and Economic lars. The special election will likely be on Mills Point. Simon reports that the ramps to the beach. the town’s only chance to purchase the committee of 20 to 30 residents includes In short, Germain says, Colchester Development Advisory Council formally former Camp Holy Cross property on residents both for and against the pro- can’t aff ord this. With the third-highest recommended that citizens vote against Malletts Bay from the Roman Catholic posal. Others, like him, are undecided. property tax rate in Chittenden County this purchase and the town continue neDiocese of Burlington. “Having a mix of ‘no’ votes and ‘yes’ and the third-lowest average family gotitions with the seller. CEDAC called The vote follows an earlier one, on votes in there is fantastic because we’re income, he asserts, many residents it “fi scally imprudent” to assume nearly Town Meeting Day 2010, when voters trying to tackle all these issues,” he ex- simply cannot absorb an extra $30 to $7 million in new debt plus upfront improvement costs estimated at $1 million narrowly approved a plan to allow the plains. “We get all those ‘no’ votes telling $50 per year on their tax bill. selectboard to negotiate a purchase us why they’re voting ‘no’… so we have “This is a lemon,” Germain concludes, or more. Meanwhile, the town just hired PMG, price. Since then, the diocese has people out there looking for answers. “and they’re trying to make lemonade a Burlington public relations fi rm codropped its asking price from $10 mil“The problem is,” he adds, “we only out of it.” lion to $4.5 million. Proceeds from the have a little time left.” But Sam Conant, a mental health pro- founded by Colchester resident Nicole sale of the land, which for fi ve decades Committee member Moe Germain, fessional who also serves on the vision Ravlin, to get the word out on social hosted camps for Catholic youth and who owns the Moorings marina on committee, calls the Holy Cross parcel media about the vote and the history of kids with cancer, will compensate vic- Malletts Bay, is dead set against the deal. “a gem” that’s far too valuable to pass up. the property. Some residents, including tims of priest sex abuse. Asked why, he laughs cynically: “Where Conant says he’s heard the “doom-and- supporters of the Holy Cross purchase, But many questions remain unan- should I begin?” gloom” predictions from naysayers, but are wondering why PMG’s $15,000 fee swered about the property, including Chief among Germain’s concerns is says that many of their issues can and didn’t go to pay for a feasibility study instead. its actual market value and liabilities, the cost: Even at its discounted price, are being addressed. Judging from last year’s election, the cost of necessary improvements, he claims the land is still “signifi cantly For example, Conant suggests that and potential future uses. In the last 18 overpriced” by about $2 million. if a ramp to the waterfront is required, which was decided by just 91 votes, months, the town has done little due Germain also says that “severe limita- an Eagle Scout troop could build it. He Voegele predicts another close one. “I diligence on the property. For example: tions” on the property, including the points out that for years the entrance know that, whatever the decision is, half Informational literature distributed by presence of sand plains and endangered road has been wide enough to service the population is not going to be happy with it.”  the town last week claims the parcel has species, will restrict the town’s ability to summer camps with very sick kids. “1600 feet of beach on Malletts Bay.” Tax develop it into a multiuse park. As for improvement costs, Conant maps calculate the shoreline length at Germain points out that the debt ser- points to the “hundreds” of foundations approximately 975 feet. vice on the 20-year bond — about $300,000 and private trusts that could potentially






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ov. Peter Shumlin raised eyebrows last week when he said state policy is to “look the other way” when it comes to immigrants employed illegally on Vermont farms. The governor was responding to a TV reporter’s questions about the September 13 arrest of two undocumented farmworkers from Mexico by Vermont State Police. “We have always had a policy in Vermont where we kind of look the other way as much as we can,” Shumlin told WPTZ. “I just want to make sure that’s what we’re doing. [Vermont farms] can’t survive without workers from outside America. It’s just the way it is.” The Vermont Republican Party immediately seized on Shumlin’s blunt comment, stating that for an elected leader to be “turning a blind eye” is “completely irresponsible.” The state turned over farmworkers Antonio Meza-Sandoval and Danilo Lopez — who recently delivered a petition to Shumlin asking him to oppose a controversial immigration enforcement program — to the U.S. Border Patrol. The feds later released the two with an order to appear in court. Members of the Vermont Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project, who described the incident as “racial profiling,” formed a human chain at the Middlesex state police barracks trying to block the Border Patrol SUVs from driving off with the farmworkers. Three protesters got arrested. (See Blurt for video of the standoff ). Meanwhile, newly released police video of the traffic stop raises more questions about whether state police followed its own “bias-free policing” policy. In the video, state trooper Jared Hatch can be heard asking the immigrants, who were passengers in the vehicle, “What country are you from?” Shumlin has ordered an investigation of the stop and directed his legal counsel to review Vermont’s policies on dealing with illegal immigrants. 

Proselytizing Evangelicals Back at It in Flood-Damaged Towns by Lauren Ober


n June, Seven Days wrote about Roz Payne, who sought assistance for her flooded North Hero camp by calling 2-1-1 and wound up in a Southern Baptist prayer circle. In response, Vermont Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, an umbrella group for charities that assist in crises, contacted the Southern Baptists and asked their dozens of volunteers to tone down the “spiritual triage” while helping homeowners clean out from spring floods. Now, in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, there are reports of similar spiritual meddling. Rev. Emily C. Heath, pastor of Wilmington and West Dover Congregational churches, says she has witnessed untrained chaplains masquerading as Red Cross volunteers in her community. Recently, as Heath helped organize relief efforts in Wilmington, one of the towns hardest hit by flooding, she noticed people wandering around town wearing T-shirts that said “Chaplain.” Some of them were wearing badges from the International Fellowship of Chaplains, which has ties to the Assemblies of God, a Pentecostal denomination that has been accused of fundamentalist extremism and antigay rhetoric. Recently, an article in the online newspaper Christian Post trumpeted the actions of evangelical volunteers in Vermont: “The work Christians are doing in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene has proved to be a stepping-stone for creating a larger community of believers in the region,” it read. Heath says there’s an easy way to avoid falling prey to people looking to convert folks in disaster areas: “Trust organizations that already have ties to your community,” she advises. 

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ome tours always provide fun glimpses of others’ dwellings, but one of the four houses on this year’s Stowe Home Tour offers an adventure. Visitors enter it through a gated tunnel with inground lighting. The tunnel passes under a land bridge that connects a steep rear slope to the second floor. Emerging into a courtyard, newcomers are confronted with an inexplicable sight: two piles of oversize rocks — one made of rounded boulders, the other of irregular granite blocks — rising through the house’s cedar-shingle roof. And that’s just the start. The interior of the Tree House, as locals have dubbed the abode, contains 46 trees. Many are whole, stripped of leaves and bark but with root flares and branching tops preserved. A three-story circular staircase wraps around one giant maple harvested from the property, which was still doggedly sprouting leaves a couple years after installation.

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More trees span the height of the open first floor’s cathedral ceiling. The twin piles of rock (hiding chimneys) begin here and taper up two stories before puncturing the roof. The boulder tower’s base divides into a rough tripod, anchored by two 18-ton specimens and harboring a large, open gas fire. The whole assembly rests on a reflecting pool irregularly edged by the flagstone floor. Designer-architect Geoffrey Wolcott, 53, says he located the boulders where they had been “pushed to the edges of local farmers’ fields,” and he “spent weeks in the forest near Morrisville and on site” searching for the perfect trees. No reason to doubt his account; fit and pushing six and a half feet, the DIYer is entirely self-taught. Wolcott began the project 20 years ago for owners Carla and Steve Sobechko; it was only his third house, and every step was a “trial by fire,” he says. The Sobechkos, a New Jersey couple who still run a large flea market back home and wanted to take the process slowly, must have learned a lot, too. “With very little exception, it was me proposing crazy ideas to them,” Wolcott admits. “I would plant the seeds. Often, there was a lot of resistance, but


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hand-penned, meticulously detailed architectural plans. Wolcott admits his firm, GKW Working Design, has no website and only recently moved over to CAD, the computer-based graphics programs used by most architects. The results of the switch are mixed, he opines: “A lot is lost” when hand drawing is eliminated. Visitors wandering from one delightfully comfortable living space to the next will eventually grasp that the Tree House is vast. Six thousand square feet, in fact, with four bedrooms, a three-car garage and a basement level outfitted with a semicircular bar, a pool table and something like a group shower room. The scale dates the house, says Wolcott. “I wouldn’t feel comfortable execut-

eventually they would warm up to the idea. But I’m guilty of most of the craziness.” Wolcott melds his “craziness” with the kind of sleek minimalism favored by the tastemakers at Architectural Record, architects’ go-to industry mag. The unexpected combination somehow works — probably because Wolcott’s ideas had so much time to develop. Construction was actually completed 12 years ago, and the owners began staying there, but, reluctant to let go of the details, Wolcott has been developing the landscaping and other refinements ever since. When the upstate New Yorker began the project, he drew his main inspiration




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ing projects of this sort today,” he says. If a client were to approach him for a similar home, he says, “you’d just try to compel them” to consider something more environmentally responsible. In fact, Wolcott adds frankly, “The whole building and construction industry is the least green thing out there.” Wolcott’s more recent private-residence projects are greener. In 2000, he completed a 2200-square-foot, highly insulated Westford house that is built on a partially salvaged foundation and uses south- and east-facing windows to maximize natural heat and light. The Tree House may seem extravagant in comparison, but now that it’s completed — as much as it ever will be, that is — it’s a wonder to behold. m

from the Adirondack great camps. That 19th-century, grand-rustic style informs the exterior, with its eyebrow dormers and sweeping front decks overlooking a valley-to-peak view of Mount Mansfield. Over time, though, the designer’s aesthetic evolved to include an appreciation of a clean and spare look. Ingenious built-ins hide the owners’ belongings, and industrial-grade kitchen appliances fit in easily with a four-bay soapstone sink from a previous century installed atop a custom 60-bottle wine rack. Radiant-heat floors enhance the uncluttered feel. Wolcott even designed some of the furniture, echoing other detail-obsessed architects such as Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. The 12-seat dining table is a zinc-wrapped box with corner cutouts to show off quartersawn walnut legs. Wolcott relied on Morrisville artisans to fabricate his designs. But he and his office assistant — who learned purely on the job — generated the 380-odd pages of

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at its axis of rotation, the faster the spin and the shorter the day. Conversely, if you shift mass from the core to the equator — in effect, hollowing out the planet — it’ll slow down. That’s the basis of my scheme, she declared. Think how often you’ve been awakened from a sound sleep by the alarm and punched the snooze button for a few more Zs. That doesn’t solve your problems, it merely postpones them. With less time to get ready, you arrive at work in a

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groggy and unproductive state. How much better if, instead of the snooze button, you flip on some turbines and cause magma to be pumped from the center of the Earth to the surface, thereby slowing the planet’s rotation. No short-term fix here — the day would actually become longer. Everyone would get more sleep and show up for work full of vigor, significantly increasing the nation’s GNP. A useful byproduct of this concept is that the Earth would now be hollow, and anything inside it would be completely weightless. This woke up Little Ed, my other assistant. You mean in the exact center, he asked, because

there’s equal mass on all sides? No, everywhere, said Una. Get out, said Ed. Spoken by somebody who obviously didn’t get a 5 on the AP calc test, Una said. Think of it this way: Suppose we place you at a random spot inside hollow Earth that isn’t the center. The part of the Earth’s mass nearest to you — call it mass A — pulls you toward itself, but there’s a larger mass, B, on the opposite side of the planet, pulling you in the other direction. Yes, B is farther away, which lessens its gravitational attraction compared to A’s, but its greater size compensates for that. In fact, if we examine the illustration that the gifted Slug Signorino has been kind enough to provide, and assume hollow Earth is a spherical shell of uniform thickness and density, we see (via equations suppressed here but viewable by the curious at the Straight Dope website) that for any two masses on opposite sides of you, the smaller but closer mass A and the larger but more distant mass B pull on you with precisely equal force. Ergo, all such forces cancel out, and you’re weightless anywhere inside hollow Earth. Oh, said Ed. This brings us to the advanced recreational concept of which I spoke, Una continued. Why kill yourself working out after a hard day at the office, when it would be so much more aerobic to carom weightlessly around

inside hollow Earth like a human jai alai ball? In no time we’d be as fit as gods. True, the interior surface of hollow Earth, assuming a way could be found to prevent the whole thing from caving in, would consist of molten iron at a temperature of close to 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. However, Ed, you live in Chicago. In winter, that won’t sound half bad. Huh, said Ed. But here’s a practical question. How much of the Earth’s core would you have to pump out? Well, said Una, suppose we want to slow the Earth’s rotation by 15 minutes per day. The amount of magma we’d have to pump from the core to the surface would be 59 million trillion tons, a little less than 1 percent of the planet’s total mass. If we spread it out evenly, this would give us a layer of iron covering the Earth’s entire surface eight miles thick. No doubt environmentalists will squawk about the deleterious impact on the quality of life. However, the problems aren’t insurmountable. If we pump the magma back down in the afternoon, things will be just as good as new, plus quitting time will arrive 15 minutes sooner. To assuage the persnickety, we can keep the Statue of Liberty and the Wisconsin Dells permanently pristine. Meanwhile, come on. You think Ecuador is really going to be missed? 




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Paul attended these meetings, too, and never without his entourage, which consisted of various family members who worked at Benways in one capacity or another, and his minions: a rotating cast of company drivers, dispatchers and mechanics. Paulie evoked a near-fanatical loyalty from some of his employees. I imagine that accompanying him to these hearings felt to them like being in Tony Soprano’s crew and getting to hang with the boss — in other words, an honor. During the course of a given hearing, it was not unusual for one or more of Paulie’s people to take his or her turn at the mic, but the kahuna himself would just

has everyone who has wanted to speak spoken?” It was then, and only then, that the Great Man would dramatically rise from his seat and approach the speaker’s table. I swear I could hear the inner thoughts of each council member: No, no, God, no!

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You see, they all knew Paul Robar. They knew he was going to have a lot to say, and they knew they had to give him all the time he required, because — well, he was the man. Dude knew more about the taxi business than any five other people in town, including, notably, any member of the city council. Plus, he dominated the

local people-transport business, deploying sedans, vans, handicapped-access vehicles and limousines. When it came to moving humans by land on motorized wheels in Chittenden County, Paulie controlled the lion’s share of the market. I had another deep connection to Paulie stemming from his ownership of a business I created in the 1980s. For nearly 10 years, I owned and operated Morf Transit, the company that pioneered the use of taxi vans in Burlington. In 1990, I sold it to a guy named Mark McConnell, who ran it for about five years. He then sold out to Paul, who seamlessly integrated it into the Benways operation. But Paulie maintained the Morf name on the vans, and, to this day, I feel some pride whenever one of them drives by. As it happened, recent months brought a series of new taxi hearings — booyah! — and I avidly attended a number of them, as did Paulie. After one of these sessions, I found myself standing with him, just the two of us, outside the meeting room. We chatted for a good half hour, mostly about the hearings du jour, but also about the old days. Though he was not a man to readily show emotion, I dare say we shared a certain appreciation, respect and even affection for each other — two old dudes, veterans of the taxi wars. And now he’s gone. It’s as if we blinked and Mount Philo disappeared. All I can think is, Big guy, I’ll catch up with you on the other side. m

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don’t know how to describe the feeling that’s recently come over the Burlington taxi community, but “pall” comes close. Actually, it’s the perfect word, because it was a “Paul” whose sudden departure engendered this doleful atmosphere. On July 27, Paul Robar, owner of Benways Taxi — by far the largest taxi fleet in Vermont — was stricken with a major brain aneurysm. He bravely hung in there for a few weeks before passing on August 18, at the age of 55. For those of us who toil in the cabbie trade, his death leaves a Grand Canyon-size crater — such was the space he occupied over the 35 years he built and ran his company. Paulie, which is what everyone called him, employed hundreds of folks during that time. The payroll included me for the better part of a year in the early ’80s, before I took the plunge and ventured out on my own. It was during a down-andout stretch in my life that he gave me the much-needed shot I needed to get back on my feet. I know of others Paulie helped out in just the same way. Over the ensuing years — now as one of his many competitors — I interacted with him on a semiregular basis. What can I say about Paulie the person? He was tough as nails and a big softie with a heart of gold. He was a large man with a personality to match — a Vermonter, a Burlington boy through and through. Paulie was always at his inimitable best at the public hearings on taxi regulation. Every few years, like clockwork, the

sit there, taking it all in. He was as phlegmatic as the Buddha, his hands folded and perched comfortably on his ample girth. Ommmm… These taxi meetings always go on and on and on. From wherever they hail — and the Burlington taxi pool now comprises cabbies from Tibet, Somalia, Bosnia, Laos and other farflung locales — cab drivers love to talk, if not expound. Every human emotion is displayed, and, at some point, fireworks do erupt. This is de rigueur. As I said, it’s operatic. Eventually, late into the night, when the council members begin glancing at their watches in a combination of exasperation and desperation, the committee chair announces, “Thank you all for attending and for your valuable input. Before we close,

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country. (For his part, Hill claims he’s never dealt with the issue in his eight years at the association.) That said, it’s quite common for Vermonters to live in the same home for years, even decades, then pass it to their children. Which means that the collective memory of what occurred in that creepy house down the lane can linger for generations. Jon Stebbins, a real estate attorney in the Colchester office of Bauer, Gravel, Farnham, Nuovo & Parker, says he’s dealt with a stigmatized property before. A title search he did for a client on one Essex property turned up a death certificate. It revealed that a suicide had taken place in the woods behind the house. “When I read that, it kind of sent a chill down my spine,” Stebbins recalls. “But everyone reacts to that kind of situation differently.” Although Stebbins wasn’t required by law to disclose that grim detail to the buyer, he chose to do so.



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That said, Hill points out that the licensure law for Vermont real estate agents does require them to disclose any material “facts a licensee [i.e., real estate agent] reasonably believes may directly impact the future use or value of the property.” But how do real estate agents know whether they are legally obligated to mention that, by the way, that spacious master bedroom, with its new Jacuzzi, walk-in closets and spectacular view of Mount Mansfield, was also the spot where one former owner stabbed her husband 52 times? Or that the old carriage house where his wife caught him shtupping the maid is occasionally visited by his ghost? In such a hypothetical case, “the agent would need to determine whether it’s fact or fiction, rumor or reality,” Hill explains matter-of-factly. “If it’s fact, then you need to determine whether it would likely impact the price someone is willing to pay. If so, it has to be disclosed.” Admittedly, such grisly incidents rarely occur in Vermont, which has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the

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A FOR-SALE SIGN ON THE FRONT LAWN. Since we’d already lived in a traditional shotgun-style apartment back in 2001, in Brooklyn, we didn’t feel the need to go that route in the Big Easy. Our new house captivated us with a soaring stone fireplace, which gave it the appearance of a lodge in Whitefish, Mont. — another place we

love and have considered living. We may be the only New Englanders who moved to the Deep South to take up residence in a dwelling straight out of Big Sky Country. Friends have openly wondered if we have some sort of shared obsessivecompulsive disorder, or, worse, a terrible case of bourgeois excess. I am both proud and sorry to report that we are just as sane as we are broke. Our motives have always been more banal. Actually, I mean carnal. Allan and I have built a strong marital foundation on house swapping. Throughout our 15-year marriage, neither of us has ever been involved with another person — only other homes. To paraphrase two of our best friends, a

lesbian couple living in a gorgeous, postmodern farmhouse in South Hero: Real estate is our mistress. We cruise homes the way Charlie Sheen trolls for goddesses. We lust after every pretty structure in our immediate vicinity, and we continually monitor websites around the world to see what else is out there. For us, house hunting is like speed dating. The adrenaline rush of first sight is followed by the rollercoaster ride of counteroffers, appraisals and inspections. Closing is akin to consummation. The two of us are often attracted to different domiciles. I had a major crush on a beautiful Filipino beachfront TRADING PLACES

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Before our foray into Asian edifices, we briefly shacked up with a condo in South Burlington, on the heels of a bad relationship with a hexagonshaped ranch in Colchester. The only good thing about the latter home was the people across the street. Last summer, one of them gave a great toast when we renewed our vows at another pal’s fetching Dutch Colonial Revival in Burlington: “If Nancy and Allan aren’t your neighbors yet,” he said, “they will be.” Once we own a property, our burning desire to buy is transformed into an insatiable thirst to sell. For us, nothing says home sweet home quite like a forsale sign on the front lawn. House hunting keeps our marriage fresh. If one of the Ten Commandments were “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house,” we’d be guilty as sin. It wasn’t until we moved to America’s most Catholic town, the city of New Orleans, that we realized we weren’t really hot for the next notch on our real estate belt. Rather, as was quickly apparent, we were looking for love in all the wrong places. Within days, my great new job with the Jesuits had become the most punishing missionary position ever. And we’d inadvertently enrolled our son in a school full of zealots. Fortunately, the wonderful couple providing us with temporary asylum in their exquisite, gas-lamped

Creole cottage helped us see the light. “What are you doing here?” they asked repeatedly. As Tropical Storm Lee raged over Louisiana on Labor Day weekend, we raged over why we’d ever left our home and friends in the Green Mountain State, which had just endured the wrath of Tropical Storm Irene. That storm shattered many of our favorite haunts, including the Waterbury used-car dealership where we trade cars like we trade houses. Worse, Irene took homes and farms away from families — places people had inhabited for generations. Those were houses built on the firm foundations of love and history. I knew one like that once — my paternal family’s 200-year-old farmhouse in Virginia, where I spent all the summers of my childhood. When it was sold in 2000, I was devastated. It had been Nancy’s World to me, where I frolicked in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with my cousin, Nancy, under the watchful eye of our grandmother, Nancy. The only structure where I’d ever felt both free and safe. I had hoped it would be handed down through generations like my very name. Suddenly, with three days before closing, hell on earth seemed like life in hot and humid New Orleans inside a house with a two-story, wood-burning stone fireplace, without friends or family. Besides, my work place had become as inhospitable as the city’s climate and crime rate. Not even the finest house in the Garden District — where another pair of house swappers, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, reside from time to time — would have satisfied us. For the first time in our lives together, what Allan and I needed was sanctuary. When Tropical Storm Lee’s squalls died down, I quit my job in a fury. Our mortgage loan fell through, since I no longer had income. We came home to Vermont — a place that always takes us back, no matter how often we leave her out in the cold. Our state of grace. Back in Burlington, we’ve decided to rent for a while and give the house buying a rest. Faster than we could say, “relocation, relocation, relocation,” a friend’s pretty, raspberry-colored colonial on a neighborly cul-de-sac was available for lease. In the comfort of its gracious living room, unpacking the boxes around us, I think we’ll finally ditch the notion that buildings are what keep us together. Paradise found. m

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n the Sunday afternoon when Tropical Storm Irene began to drench Vermont, Sandy Lincoln was in her usual spot: the kitchen of her café, Sandy’s Books & Bakery, on North Main Street in Rochester. She watched as the rains became progressively heavier and the streets and café “very, very quiet.” Then she sent her employee Rhianna GrahamFrock home for the day. When Lincoln left a little while later, washedout culverts prevented her and her husband, Larry Plesent, from getting to their home in the hills above town. That’s when Lincoln saw the “engorged” Brook Street brook pounding away at Graham-Frock’s house, which would eventually collapse. A panic gripped her — had she sent the high schooler home to certain harm? The couple decamped to a friend’s house and waited for the waters to subside. There Lincoln discovered, to her immense relief, that GrahamFrock and her family had evacuated their home. Later that night, she and her husband set out again, wading home through high water. Along the way, the bedraggled pair spotted some oyster mushrooms growing on an old log and harvested them. That night, they dined on the wild mushrooms with butter, salt and pepper, and brown rice. “It made us feel better,” says Lincoln. The next day, she and Plesent hiked a mile from their house to their truck, then drove to town on an intact road. They found Rochester without power, phone service, water or any link to the outside world, and friends whose houses had been swept away or severely damaged. By the time Irene retreated, this village nestled between mountains was one of Vermont’s isolated towns, its residents marooned without a means of egress. What they did have those first few days was each other. And they had Sandy’s. Lincoln opened her café the day after the storm, making it one of a few islands of normalcy in a vastly altered landscape. As they began to deal with the damage, some residents trekked around washed-out roads and wended through woods to the center of the village, where they found Lincoln in her café. “People would arrive over the course of days, just sort of shell-shocked. They’d hike out of the woods to tears and hugs,” says Lincoln, a blonde,

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nurturing figure with warm blue eyes and a face that looks younger than her 54 years. Lincoln has been selling new and used books for a decade from her lime-and-lemon-hued Victorian. Originally from Pennsylvania, she met her husband in Vermont and moved back to his hometown of Rochester. The longtime bibliophile was the town librarian before leasing the house on North Main Street and turning it into Seasoned Books. Lincoln, who also loves to garden and cook, would sometimes whip up humongous pots of soup at home, or grow and sell produce. Six years ago, she added a café at the back of her bookstore, installing a kitchen, a wooden counter, and mismatched tables and chairs amid the shelves. Lincoln fills that counter with house-baked breads, scones, muffins and oversized cookies. At lunchtime, she offers fresh soups, sandwiches and savory pies crafted from the produce of local farms and food purveyors, as well as from her own sprawling garden out back. In good times as in bad, Sandy’s is a gathering spot for locals and the legions of cyclists and tourists who pass on Route 100. Customers greet each other warmly; servers sometimes know what they want without needing to ask. While some customers strike up conversations, others lose themselves in books. The shelves full of volumes muffle noise, lending the rooms a hush that’s especially enveloping on rainy or snowy days. During Irene’s aftermath, the café became a more vital hub than ever before. Mirroring its physical counterpart, the eatery’s Facebook page became a clearinghouse, too. It displayed daily, sometimes hourly, updates from employee Ruthellen Weston, who was stuck in Rutland. “Is everyone OK over there?” was Weston’s first post after the storm, at 9:45 p.m. on August 28. From the six comments that followed — from people outside Rochester — it became clear that all routes into town were impassable. After Lincoln opened her café on Monday morning, neighbors slowly began to trickle in. She had things they could use: an old, working rotary phone; water; and — after her husband BAKING THE BLUES AWAY

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more than a year in business, leaving a bumpy wake behind it. Last month the eatery offered a “Jump On It” deal through WCAX that promised customers a $50 gift certificate for $25. Two hundred and seventy-five people purchased the deal, according to Two weeks later, a “closed for inventory” sign has appeared in the window, the restaurant’s owners are MIA and a few annoyed people have written Seven Days to say they feel shafted.

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to learn the story from the owners, only to receive a call back from a lawyer. (Seven Days was unable to reach the owners, ErIC frItzEEn and JoannE PaquEttE, for comment by press time.) Smith says anyone who purchased the deal — and hasn’t yet redeemed it — would receive credit in his or her “Jump On It” account. Even before it closed, Shelburne Steakhouse wasn’t winning many fans. Recent 7 Nights user comments on the restaurant have been scathing: “What a terrible meal!” was the title of one, while another dubbed the Steakhouse “Worst place in ALL of VT.” Others implored, “Go elsewhere” and “Subway is next door.” Geesh. In brighter news, the perennially kinetic owners of the skInny PanCakE have launched a food truck on University Place at the University of Vermont. The funkily painted Airstream rolled out for the first time this Tuesday, selling sweet and savory crêpes, coffee drinks, loose-leaf teas and sodas. For the first week, all proceeds are being donated to the IntErvalE CEntEr farMErs’ rECovEry funD. — c .h .

September may not be the best month to grab dinner and a movie in Williston. osCars BIstro & Bar closed this month for retooling. “We had a good summer, but it wasn’t as strong as we thought it could be,” admits HarolD Blank, co-owner of Oscars and its home, the Majestic 10 cinemas. “We’re simply trying to make Oscars perfect for where it is inside the movie theater.” The restaurant will reopen with a new menu on October 7.

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For a few months now, PaM sCanlon and MICHaEl nIEDErEr have been pouring money and effort into revamping the former Doughboy’s Bakery & Coffee Shop space at 85 Pearl Street in Burlington for their new eatery, PEarl strEEt DInEr. So Scanlon was pretty surprised when she saw that address on a list of potential locations for a new Burlington transit center. “We have a 10-year lease on the property,” she marvels. “My main concern is that I don’t want people to have the impression that we’re not serious about having this [diner],” adds Scanlon, who already runs raDIo DElI next door with her partner. Scanlon calls it “surreal” that the site ended up on the list of potential bus stations without prior consent from her. She says she asked to have the site removed from the list, but was told at a public hearing last week that the process wasn’t that simple. “Whoever put us on this list is impeding our ability to open a local business employing local people. Stop it now. We are not interested,” Scanlon wrote last week on Radio Deli’s blog. The city of Burlington assembled its first list of potential sites to replace the outdoor transit hub on Cherry Street a few years ago. The Chittenden County Transportation Authority added potential new sites

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The Brewski in Jeffersonville was supposed to reopen last June after a scheduled shutdown at the end of the ski season. At the beginning of April, however, a fire damaged the unoccupied restaurant — just after BIlly and HEatHEr MossIngHoff and their friends, CHrIs fErguson and allIson tafurI, purchased it. Since then, says Ferguson, the two young couples with a combined 70 years of restaurant experience have been working on repairs. On October 7, they’ll re-open as the BrEwstEr rIvEr PuB & grIll with a release party for Pulse Prophets’ new CD. The band will be the main attraction that night, but food is a major focus at the Route 108 bar and restaurant. Chef Billy Mossinghoff, who counts Jeffersonville’s HEartH & CanDlE and onE fEDEral in St. Albans among his previous employers, will use local ingredients in his handcrafted pub food. Ferguson notes that footE Brook farM in Johnson will supply most of the produce. Not surprisingly, the pub’s most enticing menu items aren’t its healthiest. In a nod to his Pittsburgh roots, Mossinghoff plans to serve a Primanti Brothers-style sandwich with coleslaw and fresh, hand-cut fries stuffed between slices of bread along with the meat. Risotto, house-smoked pork and five different burgers appear on the regular menu, as does Ferguson’s own home-state tribute, a New Jersey-style Taylor pork roll sandwich. Mossinghoff will list specials on a pair of large chalkboards. Of particular interest to hop heads: Ferguson says that, within the next two

years, his business will change its name to Brewster River Pub & Brewery. Local food, music and homemade beer? Sounds like a solid business plan, indeed.

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brought in one of their generators — the ability to bake and cook. “We functioned more as a soup kitchen those first few days. We were making bags of sandwiches, jugs of lemonade and apple-mint iced tea,” Lincoln says. Her intact garden still teemed with green beans, tomatoes and herbs; it was a lifesaver during the surreal week when food stores dwindled or went bad, and delivery trucks couldn’t access Rochester. “I don’t think we really appreciated it as much [before the storm],” says Lincoln of the garden. “Now we were looking at it in a new light. We were harvesting tomatoes, beets and beans. It really made a difference.” Some of the café’s providers are nearby, so Lincoln was still able to get staples, such as meat from North Hollow Farm, eggs from Riverside Farm and blueberries from a neighbor. “The whole ‘local’ thing works when you have to make do,” Lincoln says. “When things break down, you’ve got to keep it close to home. Getting trucks in here just wasn’t going to happen.” Lincoln made soup and lots of it: split pea and ham with fresh basil and carrots; four-bean vegetarian chili with sun-dried tomatoes; her signature African peanut chicken soup with eggplant, fresh basil, cinnamon, cumin and cayenne pepper; and roastedtomato-and-garlic soup with “the last of our Strafford organic cream.” Plesent carted these soups to neighbors all over town — along with loaves of fresh bread

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after a downtown walking tour, says CCTA assistant manager Aaron Frank, who now heads the project. Because two-thirds of the bus system’s ridership begins or ends its trip in congested downtown Burlington, CCTA officials used a “broad brush” to choose potential sites, according to Frank. Those sites can be removed only by CCTA — not by request — as

the project moves through the process. As for the Pearl Street Diner, Scanlon hopes it will be open some time this winter. “There’s so much excitement in the neighborhood for this,” she says. “When people found out we were on the list, they came in and told us, ‘We’ll sign a petition.’”

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Farm. “Whatever we can get our hands on, that’s the trick. Hardly anyone is complaining though. Things are a thousand times better.” Sandy’s has also returned to quasinormalcy. Food deliveries are increasing. From points north, drivers can take Route 100 almost all the way to Rochester, though a detour around Granville diverts travelers up North Hollow Road.

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Inside Sandy’s on a recent afternoon, Bob Dylan plays as a steady stream of customers arrives for lunch — cream of corn soup, maybe, or zucchini lasagna topped with fresh ricotta and basil. Parked at a table with his laptop, John Wong jokes that he’s one of the people who keeps Sandy’s going — a daily regular of what he calls “a very special place.” Wong, who retired to Rochester after a career in the forest service, recalls his

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own Irene experience. When he first ventured into town from his home on the outskirts, two days after the storm, a neighbor told him to go register at the town office. “You’re missing,” the neighbor deadpanned. When Wong realized he’d been missed during his two days incommunicado, he was touched at how this close-knit community had kept track of him, a single man among hundreds of victims. Bantering with Wong in the café, Lincoln says that, though things are returning to normal, everyone in Rochester will remember this time for the rest of their lives. “You’ll think, Oh, it’s a gorgeous day; it’s really beautiful out. Then you’ll drive past the ‘hanging house,’” she says, referring to a ruined house on the edge of town. Such reminders of disaster may be hard to escape, but other Rochester landmarks, such as Sandy’s itself, will awaken better memories — of a town that stuck together in the storm. Finished chatting, Lincoln offers a visitor a complimentary “gorp” — a chunky cookie filled with oatmeal and dark chocolate chips. Then she disappears into the kitchen to keep on cooking. m cAleB kennA

— as he helped muck out houses and move downed trees. Those who came to the café shared their flood stories, then sometimes paired up and left to tackle tasks together. And, of course, they ate. “I think Rochester was pretty well fed that first week,” Lincoln says. On the Facebook page, Weston continued to report potential deliveries of food and water and passages into Rochester. Visitors to the page wondered about neighbors, family and friends. Sandy’s wasn’t the only place in town doling out free food. Macs Valley Market gave away all of its perishables. At the Huntington House Inn, innkeeper Scott Holtz and his staff used up their food stores by holding dinners for hundreds of people. They invited neighbors to bring their otherwise soon-to-spoil food to the inn, where the staff used a propane stove to cook each night during that first week. “We made literally everything, from filet mignon to spaghetti and meatballs,” says Holtz. “We salvaged what we could. As opposed to throwing it all away, we fed each other. It was a little sense of community after watching what happened in this town.” Weeks later, the inn’s business remains “hideously slow. As far as the menu goes, we basically work with what we can get right now. The road can be open one day and closed the next,” says Holtz. He was happy to get his first poststorm beef delivery from Riverbend

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or almost 32 years, cavernous Warner’s Gallery Restaurant in Wells River was a quaintly decorated dinner spot known for its sticky buns and all-you-can-eat fried clams. The Norman Rockwell prints and farm equipment decorating the walls remain, and locals can still get prime rib. But diners seeking a luxury cut of beef are more likely to order filet mignon — in the form of Lebanese kofta. In December 2010, two months after becoming a United States citizen, Beirut native Paul Sarkis took over Warner’s Gallery from Janet Warner. This month, he’ll change its name to Sarkis’ Mediterranean Restaurant. Since Sarkis took ownership of Warner’s, it has become his mission to bring his healthy Lebanese fare to Vermont. “We stopped selling all the junk food we served before,” says Sarkis. “The only things still being fried is French fries, and I’m going to cancel them soon. I’m going to take the Pepsis out and not sell any more soda beverages. I’m doing the best I can to change the way we eat. I cannot enforce it, but I’m trying.” If Sarkis’ crusade is reminiscent of Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution,” the two chefs may have similar motives, as well as an international perspective. Since moving to the United States in 1995, Sarkis has spent much of his time as a stay-at-home dad to three kids. Back in Beirut, he was a college professor with doctorates in both anthropology and psychology. Having studied in the United States, Sarkis’ wife, Marlene, maintained a seamless career as a physician when the couple moved to America. She now works just across the Vermont border at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, N.H. Despite Paul Sarkis’ academic credentials and fluency in seven languages, including Aramaic, finding employment wasn’t as easy for him. Instead, he devoted himself to raising his children — and learning to cook. “There was a lot of wasting of food,” he says of his early efforts. “If you tasted my hummus 10 years ago, you wouldn’t eat it.” Slowly, with the help of long-distance phone calls to his mother and mother-in-law, Sarkis learned how to apply his exacting standards to

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preparing family meals. “I’m so picky to have the best,” he says. “When I do something, I do it the right way.” Very likely, he’ll find a way to make it profitable, too. Several years ago, Sarkis began selling his Lebanese specialties as home deliveries. In 2008, the emerging cook bought the Bradford Mill in Bradford, home to the Perfect Pear Café. Sarkis considered opening his own

restaurant there, but decided it would be unfair to kick out the Pear’s chef-owner, Adam Coulter. Instead, he remodeled the building, tripling the business at the already respected restaurant. Sarkis added a deck overlooking the Waits River and encouraged Coulter to start brewing in the basement as the Vermont Beer Company. He now touts Coulter’s brews, including Waits River Red Ale and Devil’s Den Brown Porter, as “the best beer.” Two years later, Sarkis purchased the massive Warner’s Gallery building from the bank at a sharp discount and on credit. While buying the Perfect Pear was a business decision, Sarkis says this one was personal. “I’m fulfilling my dream to have a Lebanese restaurant,” he says. “I’m not in the business to make money. I’m in it … to promote healthy cuisine.” His menu is inarguably good for you. The 12-course mezza dinner that has become Sarkis’ calling card may sound indulgent, but the small plates are light and mostly vegetable focused. At $28 per person, it’s also good for customers’ bank accounts. Sarkis admits that he loses money on the deal, but says he hopes it will make converts to his cuisine. “I can’t sell food I can’t eat myself. It’s the healthiest food ever,” says the

bearded restaurateur, who can’t resist a good superlative. The mezza meal begins with roasted but unsalted pistachios and cashews. This is a preview of a major feature of Sarkis’ food. He doesn’t believe in salt. “There is no salt in any of my food,” he explains. “My grandmother always tells me the good chef never uses the salt to make the food taste good — you have to play with the flavor to make it delicious.” Sarkis relies instead on garlic, lemon and sumac to flavor his dishes. It works. The first plate is filled with three familiar Middle Eastern staples: hummus, tabbouleh and dolmas. All are well seasoned and tasty, even without the sodium. The hummus is uncommonly nutty, which Sarkis attributes to the high-quality Lebanese tahini he buys in Montréal, along with many of his other imported ingredients. Pita bread comes from Andalos Bakery in Ville SaintLaurent, which he characteristically calls “the best Lebanese bakery in the world.” The dolmas are lemony and full of tender rice. The grape leaves are of exceptionally good quality, as well, with no trace of the mushiness often characteristic of the canned variety. The zingy tabbouleh is made with bulgur and finely chopped local parsley, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions. Sarkis says he obtains most of his produce locally when it’s in season. All year, PT Farm in St. Johnsbury supplies him with the beef he uses in many dishes. The Levantine equivalent of Italian panzanella salad is called fattoush. Sumac defines the taste of Sarkis’ version, made with bits of toasted pita, lettuce, tomato, onion and cucumber. The dried, ground berries have a lemony flavor that characterizes much of his food and mixes beautifully with another representative Lebanese taste, fresh mint. Another dominant ingredient in Sarkis’ cuisine is olive oil. His parents grow and press the rich-tasting nectar themselves, a practice the chef doesn’t

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kebbe aras and similar dishes are traditionally made with lamb, says Sarkis. In fact, he explains, while lamb and goat are often used in tartares in his home country, cooked meat is almost always beef. In the U.S., Sarkis uses beef for tartares, too, because American lamb and goat breeds don’t taste as good to him as his native stock. The kebbe aras shares a plate with similarly shaped falafel, which is crumbly and flaky on the outside and soft inside. Like the hummus, it takes its flavor more from tahini than chickpeas. On the side, a garlic purée called toum adds astringent but creamy flavor. The sauce is also delicious with Sarkis’ crown jewel, shish taouk. The marinated chicken breast is a far cry from the gyrostyle meat carved at Lebanese fast food joints across Montréal. After soaking it in garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and pepper for three days, Sarkis grills the meltingly tender, surprisingly sweet fowl. It’s even better combined with a tangy spoonful of ful mudammas, a favabean stew. Sarkis has allowed Zaveruha to prepare the kofta on his own tonight. The brick of chopped filet mignon layered, lasagna-like, with tomatoes and potato slices is ultra-moist, but not at all greasy. The young chef has cooked up a winner. Dinner winds down with a plate of buttery, honeyed desserts. The best of the bunch are the tiny bird’s nests of kataifi pastry wrapped around barely sweetened pistachios. It’s an ideally adult dessert to accompany a shot of arak, a 100-plusproof anise-flavored alcohol similar to ouzo. When it’s mixed with water, the anise oils diffuse, giving the potent drink a milky appearance. It’s just the kind of alchemy Sarkis works when he combines healthy ingredients to make a memorably decadent dinner. m


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consider noteworthy. “In Lebanon, every family does it, almost,” he says with a shrug. “We only eat the great olive oil.” The oil is more nutty than fruity, a good complement to the garlic-heavy flavors of fassoulia, a salad of tender, aromatic lima beans; and to a braised green-bean dish called loubieh. The deep olive taste makes no stronger appearance than in Sarkis’ za’atar, a mix of sumac, garlic, sesame seeds and fresh, green herbs in an oil-based dip that sings with biblical flavor. After testing diners on their pronunciation of the dish’s name (the more gravelly emphasis on the first syllable, the better), Sarkis explains that he provides French bread slices rather than more traditional pita to better soak up the dip. It’s clear that Sarkis adores holding court at his restaurant. He makes a habit of pulling up a chair to talk with diners about everything from his theories on global warming to the mathematical function he claims he invented in grade school. However, as the primary chef at Warner’s, the owner must often return to the kitchen. He makes almost all the Lebanese food he serves, while recent Johnson & Wales University grad Ian Zaveruha prepares American fish and pasta dishes for more conservative Northeast Kingdom and Upper Valley diners. Sarkis says Zaveruha is well on his way to mastering the Lebanese recipes, too. But Sarkis doesn’t yet entrust his apprentice with the job of making kibbeh nayyeh. The Lebanese tartare is sought out by fans of the dish, and diners have come here from all over the state to try it, Sarkis says. The ultra-finely chopped grass-fed beef is lightly seasoned with cumin and other spices and mixed with onions and bulgur, then topped with lemon, olive oil and parsley. Spread on a bit of pita or eaten plain, it’s a light, cool cloud of beefiness. The same meat mixture reappears on the menu in the form of kibbeh aras. This time, it’s molded into Hershey’s Kisses-shaped bites and baked. Many customers incorrectly assume that



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THE PIPE CLASSIC: Glass artists form functional pipes in a unique competition. Artists complete their piece in four heats taking place through Friday. A live auction of the pipes follows on Saturday. The Bern Gallery, Burlington, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 4-10 p.m. Free to watch. Info, 865-0994.


KELLEY MARKETING MEETING:Marketing, advertising, communications, social-media and design professionals brainstorm ideas for local nonprofits over breakfast. Nonprofits seeking help apply online. Room 206, Ireland Building, Champlain College, Burlington, 7:45-9 a.m. Free. Info, 865-6495. VBSR NETWORKING GET-TOGETHER:Attendees learn about the company that has been named one of the best places to work in Vermont at a Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility function. Instrumart, South Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-8347,


BASIC BICYCLE MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP: Steadfast cyclists get smart about upkeep, troubleshooting, emergency road repairs and more. FreeRide Bike Co-op, Montpelier, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation; preregistration suggested. Info, 552-3521,




COMMUNITY BIKE SHOP: Cycle fanatics fix up their rides with help from neighbors and BRV staff. Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington, 5-8 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 264-9687. FAIRBANKS COMMUNITY OF OBSERVERS: Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium supplies citizen scientists with the means to record data on birds, butterflies, weather and wildflowers in order to identify changing local trends. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. HISTORIC TOURS: Wander the turrets and balconies of this 19th-century castle boasting brick and marble façades, three floors, and 32 rooms. Wilson Castle, Proctor, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. Info, 773-3284,

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‘CONAN O’BRIEN CAN’T STOP’:RodmanFlender’s documentary delves into the comedian’s turbulent career as he travels the country on his “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour.” Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.


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‘LIFE IN CHITTENDEN COUNTY’: A film produced by Peregrine Productions and Sen. Bill Doyle’s Vermont history and government class at Johnson State College shares 13 local residents’ memories of the area. Gill Coates discusses the photographs featured in the film. Carpenter-Carse Library, Hinesburg, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 482-2878. ‘TABLOID’: Errol Morris’ 2010 documentary tells the story of a beauty queen who is accused of abducting the young Morman man with whom she falls in love. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.

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BARRE FARMERS MARKET: Crafters, bakers and farmers share their goods in the center of the town. Main Street, Barre, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, CHOCOLATE-DIPPING DEMO : Fans of cocoa-covered confectionery experience the tempering and dipping process. Laughing Moon Chocolates, Stowe, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 253-9591. SOUTH HERO FARMERS MARKET:Foodiestake advantage of fresh-from-the-farm fare and other local goodies. St. Rose of Lima Church, South Hero, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 372-3291.

health & fitness

DISCOVERING YOUR INNER STABILITY:Can’t find your core? Instructor Robert Rex integrates Kundalini yoga, tai chi, Rolfing Movement Integration and more in exercises designed to stabilize spines, strengthen muscles and maintain flexibility. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 5:30-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-2569, ext. 1. WOMEN’S STRENGTH & CONDITIONING CLASS: Female athletes work toward their fitness goals at the high school track. Mount Mansfield Union High School, Jericho, 8:30-9:30 a.m. $10 for drop-ins. Info, 922-5924.


AUTUMN STORY TIME: Fables and crafts provide endless amusement for lit-lovin’ kiddos. Snacks are a definite. Ainsworth Public Library, Williamstown, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 433-5887. BABYTIME: Crawling tots and their parents convene for playtime and sharing. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 658-3659. ‘BULLY BE GONE!’: Stowe resident, writer and director Elaine Davida Sklar uses song, animal characters and an alternate universe called the Land Between to address bullying. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 10:30 a.m. $20-35; $7.50 for students and teachers who attend a 10:30 a.m. school show. Info, 760-4634. WED.21

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Well Seasoned Ready or not, here comes autumn. Usher in the return of leaf peepers, pumpkins and cooler temps at the Hinesburg Fall Festival, now in its sixth year. The celebration kisses summer goodbye on Friday with a screening of Vermonter George Woodard’s coming-of-age fi lmThe Summer of Walter Hacks. Saturday boasts nonstop entertainment, in and outside of the town hall, which becomes a gallery for works by more than a dozen artists. A long lineup of musicians doles out everything from classical violin to bluesy guitar at an open-air farmers market. And, because fall is all about indulging in hearty foods to ward off the winter chill, head to a harvest dinner immediately after.

HINESBURG FALL FESTIVAL Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at various locations in Hinesburg. Most events are free; $5-10 harvest dinner (free for kids under 5) benefits Hinesburg Land Trust; Wolcot concert (8 p.m.) donations benefit the food shelf. Info, 482-3295.,

‘THE SUMMER OF WALTER HACKS’ Friday, September 23, 7 p.m., at Hinesburg Community School. Film screening kicks off the Hinesburg Fall Festival. $6; proceeds benefit the Hinesburg Historical Society. Info, 482-3295.



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Thursday, September 22, through Saturday, September 24, 8 p.m., at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, in Burlington. $15. Proceeds benefit Intervale Center farmers affected by Tropical Storm Irene. Info, 540-0773.



SEPT. 22 & 24 | MUSIC

Thursday, September 22, 7 p.m., at Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. $10-40. Info, 603-646-2422. Saturday, September 24, 8 p.m., at Flynn MainStage, in Burlington. $29-48. Info, 863-5966.




Walkers, wheelchairs and canes, be damned. Like life, the show goes on for Young@ Heart Chorus, an internationally celebrated ensemble of singing senior citizens. Or should we call them a rock band? In the Alive and Well tour, these golden-agers show off their vim and vigor — plus impressive musical chops — in an unconventional repertoire that ranges from Jimi Hendrix to Janis Joplin, the Talking Heads to the Flaming Lips. The tunes aren’t just for shock value; in the hands of 70- to 90-year-olds, psychedelic drug song “Purple Haze” becomes an age-appropriate comment on memory loss. And, yes, you can expect a rousing rendition of “Stayin’ Alive.”


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“What’s a ‘tropical’ storm doing heading for the snow belt?” Vermont’s resident climate-change activist Bill McKibben asked in an August 25 article on the Daily Beast. His answer: “Irene’s got a middle name, and it’s Global Warming.” Actor/activist Kathryn Blume agrees — and, though it debuted in 2007, her acclaimed solo show The Boycott has perhaps never hit so close to home. Rather than lecturing, the comedy offers the ultimate solution to this inconvenient truth: A fictional first lady bolsters a nationwide sex strike to pressure political leaders into enviro-action. Talk about doing the deed.

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Chess Club: King defenders practice castling and various opening gambits with volunteer Robert Nichols. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. lois lowry: Reading from her newest book, Bless This Mouse, the Newbery Award-winning author known for The Giver and Number the Stars enchants listeners. Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 985-3999.


Keb’ Mo’: Delta-blues traditions are at the heart of the Grammy winner’s catchy guitar work. Lebanon Opera House, 7:30 p.m. $49.50-76. Info, 603-448-0400.

historiC tours: See WED.21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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,

‘sKiN deeP’: A blind date leads to a domestic meltdown in Jon Lonoff’s new comedy. Lake George Dinner Theatre, N.Y., 11:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. $55-60 includes lunch or dinner, plus tax and tip. Info, 518668-5762, ext. 411.


wagoN-ride wedNesday: Riders lounge in sweet-smelling hay on scenic, horse-drawn routes. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12. Info, 457-2355. wild edible & MediCiNal PlaNt walK: Participants explore the diversity of plants while learning about principles of sustainable wild harvesting, ways of offering gratitude to the plants and more. Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury, 5:30-7 p.m. $10; no one turned away for lack of funds; preregister. Info, 456-8122,



trials field walK: Visitors stroll through the trial garden on a tour emphasizing the pumpkins, winter squash, root veggies and fall greens. High Mowing Organic Seeds, Wolcott, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 472-6174.


‘PiCasso at the laPiN agile’: On the cusp of great breakthroughs in art and science, respectively, Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein debate genius and talent in a Parisian café in Steve Martin’s surreal comedy. Town Hall Theatre, Akeley Memorial Building, Stowe, 8 p.m. $10-20. Info, 253-3961,

PeaChaM farMers MarKet: Seasonal berries and produce mingle with homemade crafts and baked goods from the village. Academy Green, Peacham, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 592-3061.

Valley Night: McBride & Lussen grace the lounge with American roots music. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, 496-8994.

the great VerMoNt CorN Maze: Weather permitting, an 8.5-acre maze of maize lures labyrinth lovers outstanding in their field. 1404 Wheelock Rd., Danville, 10 a.m. $9-12; free for ages 4 and under. Info, 748-1399,


Integrative Herbalism. Tulsi Tea Room, Montpelier, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 224-7100.

‘the diary of aNNe fraNK’: Based on a 13-yearold girl’s real-life diary about growing up in forced confinement while hiding from Nazis in World War II, this stage adaptation wraps up the Fairfax Community Theatre Company’s 20th anniversary season. Brick Meeting House, Westford, 7:30 p.m. $8-10. Info, 881-4455.

MoNarCh butterfly taggiNg: In 2007, a blackand-orange flyer identified at the nature center was recovered in Mexico. Folks catch, tag and release the migrating monarchs to help with future connections. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 3:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 229-6206.


Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 773-8038, actorsrepvt@


‘Me?! i’M Not defeNsiVe! i’M Not reaCtiVe!’: Career transition coach Glenda Otto encourages participants to overcome their first reactions and learn how to better respond. Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 5-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-8004, ext. 202, sPeNd sMart: Vermonters learn savvy skills for stretching bucks and managing money. Economic Services, Middlebury, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 8601414, ext. 104.


CarolyN baKer: “Navigating the Coming Chaos” draws on ancient wisdom through song, stories and poetry to create a strong community in the face of an uncertain future. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403. deb MarKowitz: The secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources discusses her involvement in the Vermont Climate Cabinet. 203 Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, 4-5:15 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1327,

‘Notable aNd “Nutz”’ aN eVeNiNg of stories about essex folKs iN MeMory of larry yaNdow Jr.’: Longtime residents and local history buffs share funny, sad and heartening tales about the town’s most remarkable characters from the past. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.

QueeN City ghostwalK: sPirits of uVM tour: Haunted Burlington author Thea Lewis shares chilling tales of school spirits. Meet 10 minutes prior at the Ira Allen statue. University Green, UVM, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $14. Info, 351-1313. ‘seVeN days’ i-sPy liVe siNgles Party: Realtime I-Spy connections are made on a big screen at this Seven Days mixer, featuring dance tunes by Top Hat Entertainment, prizes and giveaways. Rusty Nail, Stowe, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5; ages 21 and up only. Info, 864-5684. VerMoNt Natural resourCes CouNCil aNNual MeetiNg: Vermont Speaker of the House Shap Smith addresses the crowd at this Lareau Farm gathering. Pizza, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and tunes by 440hz are included. American Flatbread, Waitsfield, 5-7:30 p.m. $20 suggested donation; cash bar. Info, 223-2328, ext. 121,



the PiPe ClassiC: See WED.21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 4-10 p.m.

‘eyewash’ filM & Video series: Film professor and indie-video-store owner Roger Beebe offers a curated program of experimental shorts. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422.



fraNKliN CouNty ChaMber of CoMMerCe Mixer: Representatives from local businesses and the public brush elbows at a catered networking event. St. Albans Historical Museum, 5:30 p.m. $58. Info, 524-2444. VerMoNt VeNture NetworK: Entrepreneurs network after remarks by Deborah J. Schwarz, founder and CEO of eCorp English. Hilton Hotel, Burlington, 8-9:30 a.m. $15 for nonmembers. Info, 658-7830.


CoMedy oN the braiN 2: still laughiNg!: Vermont Comedy Divas Josie Leavitt, Mary Ann Gatos and Tracie Spencer make cracks to support brain-tumor research. Old Lantern, Charlotte, 7:30 p.m. $20; cash bar. Info, 425-7717. JasoN P. lorber: Proving that politicians have a sense of humor, too, the state representative and comedian holds his own in a solo cabaret show. Byers Studio, Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7 p.m. $10; cash bar. Info, 382-9222.


CirC tasK forCe MeetiNg: The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission Metropolitan Planning Organization hosts a series of public meetings to address mobility, congestion, transportation demand, safety, livability and economic development in the region. O’Brien Community Center, Winooski, 8-10 a.m. Free. Info, 865-1794,


Peter Mallet & duaNe Chase: A map and an entertaining lecture educate listeners on the whereabouts of “The Mineral Springs of Georgia.” Georgia Public Library, Fairfax, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 524-3996.

2011 Clifford syMPosiuM: Scholars, writers, artists and human-rights activists offer analyses and personal reflections in a three-day conference focused on “(Re)Presenting National and Cultural Identities in the Middle East.” McCullough Social Space, Middlebury, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-5568 or 443-5294.



auditioNs for VerMoNt aCtors’ rePertory theatre: Thespians ages 18 and up break a leg in auditions for three main productions. Rutland Free

burliNgtoN walK/biKe CouNCil aNNual MeetiNg: Fans of human-powered transportation celebrate successes, set priorities for 2012, and hear the latest on Burlington’s bike lanes and pedestrian improvements. Board Room, Lake and College Building, Burlington, 5-8 p.m. Free; preregister; dinner included. Info, 861-2700, ext. 103,

herb sChool oPeN house: Folks interested in “green health care” pick up an application and course catalog for the Vermont Center for

‘CoNaN o’brieN CaN’t stoP’: See WED.21, 5:30 p.m.

‘tabloid’: See WED.21, 7:30 p.m. ‘the blood iN this towN’: Art Jones’ documentary about Rutland captures the residents’ drive to revitalize, from donating record amounts of blood to developing farm-to-table networks. Steve Ames makes introductory remarks as part of the Bissell Film Series. River Arts Center, Morrisville, 6-8 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, 888-1261.

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ChoColate-diPPiNg deMo: See WED.21, 2 p.m. easy as aPPle Pie ... aNd beyoNd!: Petrified by rolling out pie crust? Fearful of messing up the filling? Chef/instructor Nina Lesser-Goldsmith inspires confidence while whipping up heirloom apple pie, spiced apple-chutney galette and more. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 5:30-8 p.m. $20; preregister. Info, 863-2569, ext. 1. fletCher alleN farMers MarKet: Locally sourced meats, vegetables, bakery items, breads and maple syrup give hospital employees and visitors the option to eat healthfully. Held outside, Fletcher Allen Hospital, Burlington, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 847-0797, tanya.mcdonald@vtmednet. org. hiNesburg farMers MarKet: Growers sell bunched greens, goat meat and root veggies among vendors of pies, handmade soap and knitwear. United Church of Hinesburg, 3:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, JeriCho farMers MarKet: Passersby graze through locally grown veggies, pasture-raised meats, area wines and handmade crafts. Mills Riverside Park, Jericho, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 3439778, 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, newnorthendmarket@

south royaltoN farMers MarKet: Various vendors peddle locally grown agricultural goods and unique crafts. Town Green, South Royalton, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 763-8087.

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.


Chess Club: Checkmate! Board-game players try to attack the king with sly strategies. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 7 p.m. $2-3. Info, 363-5803.

health & fitness

PubliC flu CliNiC: High-risk adults immunize themselves against the infectious disease. Brownway Residence, Enosburg Falls, 10 a.m.-noon. $35 for recipients without coverage. Info, 527-7531.


‘bully be goNe!’: See WED.21, 10:30 a.m. early literaCy story tiMe: Weekly themes educate preschoolers and younger children on easy literacy concepts. Westford Public Library, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-5639, Middle sChool PlaNNers & helPers: Lit lovers grades 6 to 8 help redesign the young-adult reading room and plan cool projects for the library. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:30-4:40 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. MoNtgoMery PlaygrouP: Little ones up to age 2 exercise their bodies and their minds in the company of adult caregivers. Montgomery Town Library, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. MusiC with raPhael: Preschoolers up to age 5 bust out song and dance moves. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. sPider safari: Little ones ages 3 to 5 channel their inner arachnids by exploring the fields, weaving webs and catching insects. Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, 10-11 a.m. $8-10 per adult/child pair; $4 per additional child. Info, 4343068,


ChaMberliN: The rising Vermont folk rockers perform at a weekly coffee-house-style evening. Stearns Performance Space, Johnson State College, 9 p.m. Free. Info, 635-2536. youNg@heart Chorus: Senior singers defy stereotypes with a high-energy repertoire that ranges from Radiohead to the Rolling Stones. See calendar spotlight. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $10-40. Info, 603-646-2422.


suNset aQuadVeNture: Paddlers of all abilities relish the serenity of the Waterbury Reservoir. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 6-8 p.m. Meet at the Contact Station by 5:30 p.m. $2-3 includes boat rentals; free for kids under 5; registration required; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. the great VerMoNt CorN Maze: See WED.21, 10 a.m.


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Post-Irene Fundraisers & Events wed.21 montpelier Community peaCe ConCert: The Vermont Philharmonic Chorus, Bethany Church Choir, Unitarian Church Choir and special guests join vocal power for a commemoration of the International Day of Peace. Bethany Church, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Nonperishable-food donations accepted for the food pantry; cash donations accepted for the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund. Info, 229-4431.

thu.22 heart & hands together: Local pop musician Jim Hollis busts a tune at a benefit for flood victims. Front lawn, United Methodist Church, Lebanon, N.H., 5-7 p.m. Nonperishable-food or money donations accepted. Info, 603-448-5478. ‘the BoyCott’: The first lady of the United States tries to combat global warming by launching a nationwide sex strike in actor/ activist Kathryn Blume’s solo show, a benefit for Intervale Center farmers affected by Tropical Storm Irene. See calendar spotlight. Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 540-0773.

Relief Fund. Holley Hall, Bristol, 7-8:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 453-5060. Community day: Originally organized to celebrate the relationship between the state’s only law school and the local community, this event shifts its focus to efforts to revive Royalton and lift community spirits in the wake of Irene. Activities include storm-recovery information tables, campus tours, a climbing wall, lawn games and live music by local bands. Vermont Law School, Town Green and Carpenter Field, South Royalton, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1106. Crop moB: “Mobsters” collect dropped apples that will become delicious cider in exchange for light refreshments. Live music starting at noon benefits farmers impacted by Tropical Storm Irene. Champlain Orchards, Shoreham, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free; donations accepted for the concert. Info, 249-3415, floodstoCk: See FRI.23, noon. open volunteer day: Green thumbs tend to the Root Center’s half-acre site, from which organic produce will be donated to the Burlington Emergency Food Shelf and Tropical Storm Irene relief efforts. Vermont Garden Park, South Burlington, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 735-5122. ‘The Boycott’: See THU.22, 8 p.m.



floodstoCk: A two-day music festival aims to save a town. Four bands perform at the Snowbarn on Friday at 6 p.m. Two bands play in the hay barn at Adams Farm on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m., and an evening concert at the Grand Summit Hotel caps the festivities. Various locations, Wilmington, 6 p.m. Donations accepted for Wilmington businesses affected by Tropical Storm Irene. Info, 780-0850.

Benefit dinner: Talk about comfort food: A three-course meal from a wood-fired oven supports the victims of Tropical Storm Irene. All proceeds go to the Vermont Foodbank for disaster relief. King Arthur flour Bakery Education Center, Norwich, 6-8 p.m. $50; RSVP at kingarthurflour. com. Info, 526-1835.

‘the BoyCott’: See THU.22, 8 p.m.

BaCk to BlaCk: Kick out your heels to dance tunes by Bearquarium and DJ Disco Phantom. Proceeds go to the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation and will be designated to benefit programs for children and families that were adversely affected by Tropical Storm Irene. Quarry Hill Club, South Burlington, 8 a.m. $25; cash bar. Info, 951-8604.

6th annual nonprofit media maven lunCheon: In “Digital Media at the Crossroads,” the Center for Digital Democracy’s Jeff Chester discusses a new interactive marketing apparatus that changes the ways we receive news, information and entertainment. First Congregational Church, Burlington, noon-2 p.m. $15-20. Info, 862-1645, ext. 21. Carolyn Baker: See WED.21, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. ‘digital media at the Crossroads: Content and Control in the internet era’: The Center for Digital Democracy’s Jeff Chester explains how today’s advertisers are spying on you and collecting data. Alumni Auditorium, Champlain College, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, 862-1645, ext. 21.

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Jess roBinson: An archaeological field technician at UVM’s Consulting Archaeology Program sums up his recent research in “Between the Mountains and the Sea: An Exploration of Paleoindian Land Use in the Champlain Basin.” Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 877-2211. ken Johnson & anne maJusiak: The speakers offer a look at one of England’s most fascinating old homes in “Calke Abbey: The Story of a Very Unusual House and an Eccentric English Family” in a slide presentation. Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 453-4147. lunCh & learn: Over a midday meal, speaker Bob Belenky offers thoughts on “Paradise Lost: Jewish Agricultural Settlements in Ukraine, 1921-1945.” Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, noon. Donations accepted. Info, 863-4214, jhersh@ raymond Boisvert: The food and philosophy expert presents “Convivialism Explored: How the Sick, the Weak and the Parasitic Became New Paradigms for Philosophy and Evolution.” East Room, Green Mountain College, Poultney, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 287-8926.


‘Bully! an adventure with teddy roosevelt’: John D. Alexander stars in Lost Nation Theater’s compelling portrayal of the political rough-rider. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m. $10-30. Info, 229-0492. ‘piCasso at the lapin agile’: See WED.21, 8 p.m. ‘piCasso at the lapin agile’: Castleton: Steve Martin’s absurdist comedy throws together Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein, both young and on the verge of greatness, in this production by the Theatre Arts department. Casella Theater, Castleton State College, 8 p.m. $10. Info, 468-1119. ‘skin deep’: See WED.21, 11:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. ‘the diary of anne frank’: See WED.21, 7:30 p.m.


lynn Bonfield: The archivist and author shares passages from her new book New England to Gold Rush California: The Journal of Alfred and Chastina W. Rix, 1849-1854. Special Collections Reading Room, Bailey/Howe Library, UVM, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-2138, tHU.22

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‘Bristol shines’: Patrick Fitzsimmons, Helen Weston, Chuck Miller, Cynthia Huard and Justin Bouvier contribute to an evening of music, comedy and drama benefiting the Vermont Disaster

vBsr annual meeting family piCniC & fundraiser for irene flood relief: Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility cofounder Alan Newman delivers a speech to kick off a community meal, music from the Starline Rhythm Boys and kids activities. Proceeds benefit the VT Irene Flood Relief Fund. West Monitor Barn, Richmond, noon-4 p.m. $5-10; preregister. Info, 862-8347,


Performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. September 21 through October 8 Stowe Town Hall Theatre, 67 Main St. Tickets and information: 802-253-3961



planet movers’ ride: In conjunction with 350. org’s Moving Planet Day, cyclists and climate activists move their legs on a 38-mile route to the Moving Planet Vermont rally in Montpelier. Waterfront Park, Burlington, 10:45 a.m. Free; donations accepted to help Vermonters rebuild from Tropical Storm Irene. Info, 861-2700.

‘pawsitive pup’: What’s going on between those fuzzy ears? Pet owners gain insight into the pup mindset by learning to improve communication through positive reinforcement. Class is for owners only; no dogs. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free; donations accepted for Central Vermont Humane Society; preregister. Info, 2238004, ext. 202,



the Brave little state: a Benefit for vermont flood viCtims: Comedian Pat Lynch emcees an evening of all-local music featuring Chamberlin, Rough Francis, the Wee Folkestra, the Amida Bourbon Project and DJ Disco Phantom. Higher Ground Ballroom, South Burlington, 7 p.m. $15-20; silent auction; donations of clothing, toys and household necessities accepted. Info, 652-0777.

support-raiser & Benefit for evening song farm: Community members stand behind the vegetable farm, devastated by the altered course of the Mill River as a result of Tropical Storm Irene, at an afternoon of music, contra dancing, a shared potluck meal and a discussion of the Rutland foodshed. Evening Song Farm, Cuttingsville, 2-7 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 358-0011 or 492-3550.

Computer Classes for adult learners: Folks ages 50 and up learn the fundamentals of computing, organizing folders, troubleshooting, Facebook and other newfangled technology. SeniorEd Center of Vermont, South Burlington, 1 p.m. $10 per workshop; $40 for full course. Info, 864-1502.

riChmond farmers market: Live music entertains fresh-food browsers at a melodycentered market connecting farmers and cooks. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 3-6:30 p.m. Free; donations accepted for local farmers affected by Tropical Storm Irene. Info, 434-5273, cmader@

intervale fundraiser: Need a haircut? Men and boys get a trim, and 100 percent of all profits support the Intervale Foundation. Big League Hair Cutters, South Burlington, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $14-19. Info, 863-5511.


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Michael J. TaMura: The author of You Are the Answer: Discovering and Fulfilling Your Soul’s Purpose offers an enlightening discussion about tapping into spiritual empowerment. Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 864-8001. Willard STerne randall: The author of Ethan Allen: His Life and Times offers a comprehensive portrait of the historical figure and his Green Mountain Boys. Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 985-3999.

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Senior arT claSSeS: In two-hour morning and afternoon sessions, folks ages 55 and up explore drawing, pastels, oil and acrylic paints, printmaking, collages, and sculpture while discussing basic design concepts such as shape, texture and color. Shelburne Bay Senior Living Community, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $5; call for class time and to register. Info, 864-0604. The PiPe claSSic: See WED.21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


‘ProJecT niM’: James Marsh’s documentary looks at a landmark nature-versus-nurture experiment in the 1970s, in which a young chimpanzee was raised like a human child. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.

WeSTFord FarMerS MarkeT: DL Purveyors of produce and other ER CE edibles take a stand at outdoor stalls. NT ER Westford Common, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 524-7317,

Telluride FilM FeSTival: Film hounds get carried away in six sneak previews, including David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, Rodrigo Garcia’s Albert Nobbs and Lynne Ramsey’s We Need to Talk About Kevin. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. $6-12 per film; $30-60 all-film pass. Info, 603-646-2422.

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WoMen’S STrengTh & condiTioning claSS: See WED.21, 8:30-9:30 a.m.




auTuMn equinox cereMony: Attendees acknowledge the changing of the year in a ceremony and vegetarian-food potluck. JourneyWorks, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free; bring a dish to share. Info, 860-6203.

chelSea FarMerS MarkeT: A long-standing town-green tradition supplies shoppers with meat, cheese, vegetables and fine crafts. North Common, Chelsea, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 685-9987,

hiSToric TourS: See WED.21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

chocolaTe-diPPing deMo: See WED.21, 2 p.m.

naMe ThaT Movie!: Cinemaddicts try to correctly title films by screening a barrage of short clips at happy hour. The CineClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier, 5-6 p.m. $2.50. Info, 229-0598.

Fair haven FarMerS MarkeT: Community entertainment adds flair to farm produce, pickles, relishes and more. Fair Haven Park, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 518-282-9781,

‘Bully Be gone!’: See WED.21, 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.

queen ciTy ghoSTWalk: darkneSS FallS Tour: Haunted Burlington author Thea Lewis shares chilling tales of mystery and madness in a spooky look at Burlington’s history. Meet 10 minutes early. Burlington City Hall Park, 7-8 p.m. $14. Info, 351-1313.

Five cornerS FarMerS MarkeT: From natural meats to breads and wines, farmers share the bounty of the growing season at an open-air exchange. Lincoln Place, Essex Junction, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 879-6701, 5cornersfarmersmarket@

‘gnoMeo and JulieT’: Two neighboring gardens are at odds, but two resident garden gnomes fall in love in this animated adventure with Shakespearean roots. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

STrideS hiTS The runWay: Students and top stylists from O’Briens Aveda Institute make the catwalk purr in a fashion show benefiting the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Club VENUE, Colchester, 6:30-9 p.m. $15. Info, 658-9591, ext. 3.

FoodWayS FridayS: Historic recipes get a revival as folks learn how heirloom garden veggies become seasonal dishes in the farmhouse kitchen. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12. Info, 457-2355.

BurlingTon Book FeSTival: The Queen City puts on its reading glasses for three days of workshops, panels and social events focused on the written word. A host of eminent poets and authors — including Marie Howe, David Macaulay and Philip Levine — offer readings citywide. Various locations,

hardWick FarMerS MarkeT: A burgeoning culinary community celebrates local ag with fresh produce and handcrafted goods. Granite Street, Hardwick, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 533-2337, harTland FarMerS MarkeT: Everything from freshly grown produce to specialty food abounds at outdoor stands highlighting the local plenitude.

BluegraSS nighT: Snake Mountain Bluegrass, Lesley Grant and Stepstone, and other special guests dole out American roots music. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 8 p.m. $10-17. Info, 382-9222. BlueS Traveler: Best known for chart toppers “Run-Around” and “Hook,” this harmonica-fueled band infuses rock with jazz, blues and funk in an improv-heavy concert. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 8 p.m. $39.50-49.50. Info, 775-0903. church STreeT concerT SerieS: A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music professor charms the ivory keys with works by Mozart, Papandopulo and Schumann. Unitarian Church, Burlington, 8 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 399-2643. dave keller Band: The blues man and his backers offer tunes that are sweet one minute, gritty the next. Chandler Gallery, Randolph, 7:30 p.m. $13-16; cash bar. Info, 728-6464. MeTal/rock ShoW: T.F.O., Doom Fu*ck, Dead in the Dirt and Implode the Abyss make some noise. The ROTA Studio and Gallery, Plattsburgh, 7-10 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 518-314-9594,



PuBlic Flu clinic: See THU.22, Hawk’s Nest Senior Housing, St. Albans, 11:30 a.m.


BallrooM leSSon & dance Social: Singles and couples of all levels of experience take a twirl. Jazzercize Studio, Williston, lesson, 7-8 p.m.; open dancing, 8-10 p.m. $14. Info, 862-2269.

lighT The nighT Walk: Illuminated balloons brighten the way for folks raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Annex, Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, 6 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 233-0014,


Friday nighT FlickS: Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a coal-miner’s son who’d rather be building rockets in Joe Johnston’s coming-of-age story October Sky. Vergennes Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 8776737,

richMond FarMerS MarkeT: Live music entertains fresh-food browsers at a melody-centered market connecting farmers and cooks. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 3-6:30 p.m. Free; donations accepted for local farmers affected by Tropical Storm Irene. Info, 434-5273, cmader@surfglobal. net.

‘Blank ciTy’: Celine Danhier’s 2010 documentary looks back at the vibrant art scene that emerged from New York City’s East Village in the 1970s. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.






PiTTSField FarMerS MarkeT: Villagers stock up on organic lamb, beef and goat meat, as well as Plymouth Artisan Cheese, fruits and preserves. Village Green, Pittsfield, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 746-8082. PlainField FarMerS MarkeT: Bakers, growers and specialty-food producers provide an edible banquet featuring fresh veggies, meat, eggs, cannoli and kombucha. Mill Street Park, Plainfield, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1856.

‘The SuMMer oF WalTer hackS’: Waterbury Center dairy farmer George Woodard’s black-andwhite coming-of-age film captures Vermont in the 1950s. The screening kicks off the Hinesburg Fall Festival. See calendar spotlight. Proceeds benefit the Hinesburg Historical Society. Hinesburg Community School, 7 p.m. $6. Info, 482-3295.

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SToWe okToBerFeST: From brews to bratwursts and foliage to face painting, this 15th annual harvest festival includes music by German Oompah bands, a grand parade and more. Jackson Arena, Stowe, 7-11 p.m. Various prices. Info, 253-3928.

lyndonville FarMerS MarkeT: A seasonal rotation of fresh fruit, veggies, meats, cheeses and more makes its way into shoppers’ hands, courtesy of more than 20 vendors. Bandstand Park, Lyndonville, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 533-7455,


argenTinean Tango: Shoulders back, chin up! With or without partners, dancers of all abilities strut to bandoneón riffs in a self-guided practice session. Salsalina Studio, Burlington, 7:30-10 p.m. $5. Info, 598-1077.


nor’eaSTer: Eastern Mountain Sports combines climbing, cycling, music, art and conservation in one action-packed weekend. Special events include the season finale of the U.S. pro climbing tour, a UCI-sanctioned cyclo-cross race and a concert with G. Love & Special Sauce. See calendar spotlight. Various downtown locations, Burlington, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Various prices; $55 for weekend pass; free concert stage on Church Street; see for full schedule and details. Info, 413-727-8253.

TerTulia laTina: Latino Americanos and other fluent Spanish speakers converse en español. Radio Bean, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3440.



ludloW FarMerS MarkeT: Merchants divide a wealth of locally farmed products, artisanal eats and unique crafts. Front lawn, Okemo Mountain School, Ludlow, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 734-3829,


2011 cliFFord SyMPoSiuM: See THU.22, 4:30 p.m.

MarkeT Fair: A fresh-food farmers market meets an art-in-the-park-style fair with live music and entertainment. Home Depot Plaza, Rutland, 3-8 p.m. Free. Info, 558-6155.





SilenT aucTion: Folks put in bids for gift cards, crafts, jewelry and artwork to benefit M.O.V.E. (Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts). Alliot Student Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536.

Hartland Public Library, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 4362500,


hoMeSchoolerS’ Bake Sale: Cookies, brownies, cakes, breads and pies fight homelessness. All proceeds benefit COTS (Comittee on Temporary Shelter). Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11 a.m.3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 860-1299.

Burlington, noon-9 p.m. Visit for events, times and prices.

Brandon Mull & MaTT MykluSch: Two writers of children’s fantasy share their separate series, Beyonders: A World Without Heroes and Jack Blank Adventure: The Secret War, respectively. Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 985-3999. coMicS cluB: Doodlers, writers and readers alike have fun with the funnies. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

Sign a STory: Babies and toddlers up to age 4 listen to tall tales as the reader signs key words in American Sign Language. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. SongS & STorieS WiTh MaTTheW: Musician Matthew Witten helps kids start the day with tunes and tales of adventure. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6955,

verMonT conTeMPorary MuSic enSeMBle: Actors, dancers and musicians offer a full production of Stravinsky’s l’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale), a retelling of the Faust story. The premiere of Erik Nielsen’s The Crane Maiden is a companion piece with actors and dancers. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 8 p.m. $noon-25. Info, 863-5966. verMonT SyMPhony orcheSTra: Made in verMonT MuSic FeSTival: Colorful works by Mozart, Honegger, Robert Paterson, Sibelius and Haydn complement the changing of the leaves. Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, 7:30 p.m. $6-26. Get half-price tickets to this event at while supplies last. Info, 864-5741, ext. 10. k.d. lang & The SiSS BooM Bang: The pop-country singer and her official band share selections from the 2011 album Sing It Loud. Teddy Thompson opens. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $50-80. Info, 863-5966.


Fall MigraTion Bird Walk: Stroll fields and woods at the height of songbird migration to witness warblers, tanagers and thrushes on the move. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 7:30-9 a.m. $5 for nonmembers. Info, 229-6206. The greaT verMonT corn Maze: See WED.21, 10 a.m. We Walk The colorFul WoodS: Autumn coats Vermont forests with flaming hues as people stroll along a different portion of the lost Little River settlement each week. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $2-3; free for kids under 4; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. WildFloWer Wander: Flora fans spy late bloomers on a plant-identification walk. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 4-5 p.m. $2-3; free for kids under 4; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.


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Amy Seidl: The author and lecturer gets heated up about “Finding Higher Ground: Adaptation in the Age of Warming.” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2 p.m. $5. Info, 864-3516. FrAnk morgAn: Williams College’s Atwell professor of mathematics speaks about “Soap Bubbles and Mathematics” in a lecture complete with a guessing contest and prizes. Room 101. Cheray Science Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 3:15 p.m. Info, 654-2536.


‘Bully! An Adventure With teddy rooSevelt’: See THU.22, 8 p.m. ‘love letterS’: Cathy Walsh and Tim Barden of Encore! play a man and a woman revisiting their lifetime correspondence in A.R. Gurney’s play. StudioThree, South Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $12. Info, 866-639-6577.

$3-6. Info, 434-2167, museum@birdsofvermont. org.

BcA Summer ArtiSt mArket: Local artisans display contemporary craft and fine-art objects as weather permits. Burlington City Hall Park, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7166, kmacon@

‘Skin deeP’: See WED.21, 6:30 p.m.

Silent Auction: See FRI.23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

‘the diAry oF Anne FrAnk’: See WED.21, 7:30 p.m.


A series of seven dinner discussions. Held at North Avenue Alliance Church Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm October 4 through November 15

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Senior crAFt clASSeS: In two-hour morning and afternoon sessions, folks ages 55 and up experiment with applied decoration — flower arranging, jewelry making, glass painting and more — while discussing design concepts and color. Shelburne Bay Senior Living Community, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $5; call for class time and to register. Info, 864-0604.

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trAditionAl crAFt SAturdAyS: Experienced artisans demonstrate their expertise in quilting, rug hooking, sheep-shear cuttings and more. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12. Info, 457-2355.

SEPT. 23, 24 & 25 • DOWNTOWN BURLINGTON Readings, signings, panels, workshops, musical performances, demos, original theater, exhibits & special events featuring literary luminaries from around the world — and just around the corner!





the PiPe clASSic: See WED.21, 7 p.m. the PiPe clASSic: viP JudgeS’ PArty & AWArdS ceremony: Bonjour-Hi! lay down the beat for the big finale of a glass-pipe-making competition. Nectar’s, Burlington, 3-7 p.m. $20 for judge’s pass. Info, 865-0994.

norWich contrA dAnce: Bernie Waugh, Rick Barrows, Marvin Rogers and Chip Hedler of Cuckoo’s Nest chime out music for caller-led dances. Wear clean-soled shoes. Tracy Hall, Norwich, 8 p.m. $5-8; free for kids under 16. Info, 785-4607, ShoWing oF neW WorkS: Dances developed in a residency consider the space between the instinctual and the re-created. Contemporary Dance &


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Wood-cArving demonStrAtion: Visitors avid about avians see trees being whittled into models of various bird species. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 1-2 p.m. Free with regular admission,

FAll BArn dAnce FundrAiSer: Pete Sutherland’s fiddling sets the tune for foot stomping and twirling with caller Jeremy Clifford. Proceeds benefit the Lakeside Preschool. Black Kettle Farm, Whallonsburg, chili dinner, 5:30 p.m.; dancing, 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation; $5 for dinner. Info, 518-963-7385, info@lakesidepreschool. net.

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creAte your oWn AcceSSory: Glass artist Eric Nelson of Eye and I Glass demonstrates his mosaic technique as visitors help him design glass barrettes and brooches. Frog Hollow, Burlington, 1-4 p.m. Free to watch; cost of item to work with the artist and create your own design. Info, 863-6458.

contemPorAry technique mASter clASS: Intermediate and advanced dancers expand their perspectives of movement in an exploratory, playful and very physical approach to training. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, Montpelier, noon-2 p.m. $18; preregister. Info, 229-4676.

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Ancient Pottery mAking: W AL K As part of Vermont Archaeology BU RL I NGT Month, Charlie Paquin demonstrates oN the techniques used by Native Americans to make pottery vessels and surface decorations. For ages 8 to adult; kids under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 1 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-4665,

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BAllroom leSSon & dAnce SociAl: See FRI.23, 7-10 p.m.

SlutWAlk Burlington: Activists and allies stroll, roll, holler and stomp their way through town in an unapologetic expression against genderbased and sexual violence. Begin at the corner of Church and Main streets. Burlington, noon-3 p.m. Free. Info, 393-1679.

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‘vermont my home: A celeBrAtion’: Southern Vermont’s T. Namaya shares his collection of stories, music and poems celebrating the Green Mountain State. Partial proceeds support community-development projects and peaceeducation work. North Universalist Chapel Society, Woodstock, 7 p.m. $10. Info, 380-3483.

vermont hiStoricAl Society AnnuAl meeting & FAll conFerence: Roger Allbee delivers the keynote speech in a symposium focused on “Plowing the Past: Vermont’s Agricultural History.” Featured events and exhibits include farmstead murals, a screening of Thanks to Vermont, a panel discussion on agricultural fairs and more. Pavilion Building, Montpelier, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $15-20; preregister. Info, 479-8503.

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Poetry SlAm: Wordsmiths of all ages let original hip-hop, prose, haiku and confessionals fly at this Young Writers Project affair. Champlain Mill, Winooski, sign-up starts at 6:30 p.m.; slam, 7-10 p.m. Free. Info, 318-0934.

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Explore who Jesus Christ is, why He came and what that can mean for your life.

giAnt indoor SAle: Live music, informational tables and bone-marrow donor registration augment the sale of electronics, textbooks, furniture and clothing to benefit the Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter. Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, Rutland, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 775-8080,

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BArn & BAke SAle: Forty-five families contribute children’s toys, clothing, household goods, books and edible treats. Proceeds benefit Saxon Hill School. Underhill Flats, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 899-3622.

rummAge SAle: Treasure hunters dive into an array of items for the home, yard, wardrobe and more. Lake Champlain Waldorf School, Shelburne, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 985-2827.

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Fitness Studio, Montpelier, 7 p.m. $5-10 suggested donation. Info, 229-4676.


‘AwAkening the DreAmer, ChAnging the DreAm’: As part of’s Moving Planet Day, citizen activists gather to envision a new future for our planet, spurred by group interactions and inspiring multimedia presentations. Congregational Church, Charlotte, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $20. Info, 922-2259. moving PlAnet vermont: Climate champions from all over the state bike, walk, bus, skateboard or use other fossil-light transportation to get to live music, puppet shows and environmental speakers who promote renewable energy, efficient buildings and an all-around green future on’s Moving Planet Day. Vermont Statehouse lawn, Montpelier, 2-6 p.m. Free. Info, 732-610-0263.


Better l8 thAn never CAr Show: Flashy rides attract deserved attention in this vehicle-worshiping competition for class trophies. Muffler raps, live tunes and food augment the auto amusements. Recreation Field, Bristol, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free; donations accepted for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. Info, 388-7951, ext. 1. exPlore A ShiPwreCk — without getting wet: A boat carries spectators to the site of one of Lake Champlain’s historic shipwrecks, where a robotic camera goes beneath the waves to send back real-time video. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, 12:30 p.m. $22; preregister. Info, 475-2022. hiStoriC tour of uvm: Folks register online, then meet at Ira Allen’s statue to tour the campus’ modest early clapboards and grand Victorians, led by professor emeritus William Averyt. University Green, UVM, Burlington, 9-11 a.m. Free. Info, 656-3131. hiStoriC tourS: See WED.21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Burlington Book feStivAl: See FRI.23, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. fAll foliAge feStivAl: Color-changing leaves inspire a 10 a.m. parade, a craft fair with 60 vendors, live music, a beer and wine tent, and a rubber-duck race. Various locations, East Burke, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Most events are free; small fee for pony rides and kids’ games. Info, 626-4124. fine furniture & wooDworking feStivAl: Music enhances the mood while furniture makers and wood artisans present demonstrations and goods for sale. Union Arena, Woodstock, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $10; free for kids under 18. Info, 747-7900,

Peru fAir: Crafters and food vendors fill the village green for an old-fashioned country fair, pig roast, hay rides and more. Proceeds benefit the Peru Scholarship Fund. Town Center, Peru, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $5; free for kids under 6. Info, perufair@gmail. com. SoBerfeSt: The Tim Brick Band, Mark LeGrand & His Lovesick Band with Sarah Munro, DSY, Malo Mano, and the Rob Meehan Band play nonstop at a substance-free dance soirée celebrating recovery. Grange Hall, Montpelier, 5-10 p.m. $10; $20 per car load. Info, 800-769-2798. Southern vermont home Brew feStivAl: What’s on tap in Bennington? A daylong gathering of homemade beer, food, live music, brewing demos and more. Proceeds benefit the Bennington Museum. Bennington Brush Company, noon-5 p.m. $20-25 includes five tastings and a commemorative glass; $12 for designated drivers and children over 13. Info, 447-1571, Stowe oktoBerfeSt: See FRI.23, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.


‘BlAnk City’: See FRI.23, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. ‘inCenDieS’: In order to fulfill their mother’s dying wish, twins Simon and Jeanne travel to the Middle East on a journey for their roots in Denis Villeneuve’s 2010 Academy Award-nominated foreign-language film. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. ‘ProjeCt nim’: See FRI.23, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. telluriDe film feStivAl: See FRI.23, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.

food & drink

BriStol fArmerS mArket: Weekly music and kids’ activities add to the edible wares of local food and craft vendors. Town Green, Bristol, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 453-6796, bristolfarmersmarket@ Burlington fArmerS mArket: Dozens of vendors sell everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to ethnic cuisine to pottery to artisan cheese. Spider Roulette deliver the tunes. Burlington City Hall Park, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. CAleDoniA fArmerS mArket: Growers, crafters and entertainers gather weekly at outdoor stands centered on local eats. 50 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. CAPitAl City fArmerS mArket: Fresh produce, perennials, seedlings, home-baked foods and handmade crafts lure local buyers throughout the growing season. 60 State St., Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2958, ChiCken Pie SuPPer: Side dishes, such as mashed potatoes, squash, pickles and cranberry sauce, showcase the harvest. Elementary gymnasium, Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax, 5 p.m. $4-9; take-out available. Info, 849-6313. ChoColAte-DiPPing Demo: See WED.21, 2 p.m.

morriSville fArmerS mArket: Foodies stock up on local provender. On the green, Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy, Morrisville, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 888-7053, mount tom fArmerS mArket: Purveyors of garden-fresh crops, prepared foods and crafts set up shop for the morning. Mount Tom, Woodstock, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 763-2070, northweSt fArmerS mArket: Stock up on local, seasonal produce, garden plants, canned goods and handmade crafts. Taylor Park, St. Albans, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 373-5821. norwiCh fArmerS mArket: Neighbors discover fruits, veggies and other riches of the land, not to mention baked goods, handmade crafts and local entertainment. Next to Fogg’s Hardware & Building Supply and the Bike Hub, Route 5 South, Norwich, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 384-7447, rutlAnD County fArmerS mArket: Downtown strollers find high-quality fruits and veggies, mushrooms, fresh-cut flowers, sweet baked goods, and artisan crafts within arms’ reach. Depot Park, Rutland, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 773-4813. ShelBurne fArmerS mArket: Harvested fruits and greens, artisan cheeses, and local novelties grace outdoor tables at a presentation of the season’s best. Shelburne Parade Ground, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 9852472, wAitSfielD fArmerS mArket: Local bands enliven an outdoor outlet for homegrown herbs, flowers and fruits, and handmade breads, cheeses and syrups. Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 4728027 or 498-4734.

fArm to PizzA ProgrAm: tASte the SeASon!: Youngsters gather ingredients from the market garden, learn about cheesemaking and roll out dough, all before lunch time. Shelburne Farms, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $5-6. Info, 985-8686.


BArre toneS AnnuAl ConCert: Harmonies fly at the barbershop chorus’ a cappella recital. Barre Opera House, 7 p.m. $7-15. Info, 476-8188. Cerutti-reiD Duo: Pianist Alison Bruce Cerutti and violist Elizabeth Reid pair up for a varied recital including Gwyneth Walker’s Sonata for Viola and Piano, and Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata. Bethany Church, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. $10-15 suggested donation. Info, 279-6082. CoBA StellA: Vermont’s trip-hop band offers an electrifying concert following the release of their debut album, Now Is the Time. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 8 p.m. $12. Info, 518-52-2512. george thorogooD & the DeStroyerS: Born in the ’70s, this high-energy blues-rock band is still “Bad to the Bone.” Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 8 p.m. $49.50-59.50. Info, 775-0903. Sing for PeACe: Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary joins Counterpoint, the Grace Church Festival Choir, House Blend, Maiden Vermont and the Young Singers Chorus of Vermont in a program about the power of song. Ira Allen Chapel, UVM, Burlington, 7 p.m. Donations accepted for Operation Respect. Info, 540-1784. the north Country ChorDSmen: A cappella tunes mark the group’s 35th anniversary. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $15-20. Info, 603-448-0400. ‘thiS iS my Story, thiS iS my Song’: Soprano Suzanne Kantorski Merrill and baritone Andrew Cummings, stars of last summer’s The Pearl Fishers, sing out to raise funds for the Opera Company of Middlebury. Reception at the Lodge at Otter Creek, Middlebury, 6 p.m.; concert at Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 8 p.m. $25. Info, 382-9222, vermont ContemPorAry muSiC enSemBle: See FRI.23, 8 p.m.



BriStol hArveSt feStivAl: Townspeople welcome back apples, scarecrows and cooler weather with bandstand music, a craft fair, horse-drawn wagon rides and the Taste of Bristol. Town Green, Bristol, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 388-7951, ext. 1.

olD-fAShioneD hArveSt mArket: An opening parade paves the way for a massive craft fair, kids’ activities, live music and local fare. United Church of Underhill, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Donations accepted for the Essex-Jericho-Underhill food shelf. Info, 899-1722.

milton fArmerS mArket: Honey, jams and pies alike tempt seekers of produce, crafts and maple goodies. Milton Grange, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 893-7734.


fairs & festivals

nor’eASter: See FRI.23, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

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, 388-0178,

eriCA Perl: The When Life Gives You O.J. author organizes a parade of “practice pets” and other fun for young readers. Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, noon Free. Info, 985-3999.


Queen City ghoStwAlk: DArkneSS fAllS tour: See FRI.23, 7-8 p.m.

grAnD iSle fArmerS mArket: Shoppers browse through a wide selection of local fruits, veggies and handmade crafts. St. Joseph Church Hall, Grand Isle, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 372-3291.

‘Bully Be gone!’: See WED.21, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.


murDer mySterieS live!: Guests become detectives when a killing occurs at this dinner-theater party held in a spooky, historic castle. Wilson Castle, Proctor, 6:30-10:30 p.m. $30; ages 18 and up only; formal or period costume preferred; preregister. Info, 773-3284,

hineSBurg fAll feStivAl: Celebrate the local bounty at an open-air market also boasting an art show, nonstop music and a performance by No Strings Marionette Company. A harvest dinner, benefiting the Hinesburg Land Trust, and a concert by Wolcot, benefiting the food shelf, follow. See calendar spotlight. Various locations, Hinesburg, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $5-10 for dinner; kids under 5 are free. Info, 482-3295,

Burlington, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $5; 25¢ games. Info, 8631066, ext. 11.


hiStoriCAl wAlking tour: Architecture buffs ogle the capital city’s historic structures and learn about ongoing historic-preservation efforts. Meet at the kiosk on State and Elm streets, Montpelier, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Donations accepted. Info,

enoSBurg fAllS fArmerS mArket: A morethan-20-year-old bazaar offers herbs, jellies, vegetables and just-baked goodies in the heart of the village. Lincoln Park, Enosburg Falls, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 933-4503.


hiStoriCAl & ArChiteCturAl tour of Downtown Burlington: Preservation Burlington guides illuminate interesting nooks and crannies of the Queen City. Meet at the southwest corner of Church and College streets, Burlington, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Info, 522-8259.

fine wine, Beer & fooD feStivAl: Culinary delights from local restaurants meet fine arts in a sale and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Franklin County food shelf. Taylor Park, St. Albans, 1-4 p.m. $25. Info, 524-6135.


AL williSton fArmerS mArket: LT HE ATE Shoppers seek prepared foods and R unadorned produce at a weekly open-air affair. Town Green, Williston, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 735-3860,

health & fitness

nAmiwAlk for the minD of AmeriCA: Waterfront walkers raise money for the Vermont programs of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Music and refreshments round out the affair. Waterfront Park, Burlington, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 244-1396.


BookmoBile: A roving library on wheels hits the brakes for children’s stories and sing-along songs about apples. Fairfax Community Library, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. BounCy fAll feSt: Little kids jump up, jump up and get down on five bouncy houses. Parking lot near Dorset Street, University Mall, South

vermont SymPhony orCheStrA: mADe in vermont muSiC feStivAl: See FRI.23, Vergennes Opera House. young@heArt ChoruS: See THU.22, Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $29-48. Info, 863-5966.


heroiC Corn mAze ADventure: Test your Fort Ticonderoga history by solving a six-acre puzzle in the cornstalks. Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7-10. Info, 518-585-2821. mAking trACkS & Seeing SkinS: Explorers look for signs of furry friends and collect footprints with plaster-of-Paris track casts. Nature Center, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 4-5 p.m. $2-3; free for kids under 4; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. owl Prowl & night ghoSt hike: Flashlight holders spy denizens of the dark on a journey to 120-year-old settlement ruins, where cemeteryset ghost tales await. Little River State Park,


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Waterbury, 6-8 p.m. $2-3; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. The GreaT VermonT Corn maze: See WED.21, 10 a.m. Walk The mills of sprinGfield: Step back in time as Kelly Stettner, director of the Black River Action Team, leads a foot tour past sites of the town’s earliest industrial mills. Comtu Cascade Park, Springfield, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 885-1533. We Walk The Colorful Woods: See FRI.23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


GenealoGy Workshop: Family researchers pick up tips and tricks for using in a class with Thomas DeVarney. Vermont Genealogy Library, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Donations accepted. Info, 238-5934.


BikinG for Books: Pedalers embark on a fully supported 10-mile loop or a self-guided 28-mile route to support the Peacham Library. Rain date: September 25. Peacham Library, 11 a.m. $10-15; $35 per family. Info, 592-3245. Golf TournamenT: Players hit the green swinging at this fundraiser for Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, hosted by the Vermont chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Links at Lang Farm, Essex Junction, 11:45 a.m. $100; $400 per team of four. Info, 847-5779.


‘prohiBiTion’ preVieW: Sneak a peek of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s PBS program while tipping back a 1920s-era cocktail or a favorite brew. Morse Mountain Grill & Spruce Room, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Jeffersonville, 4-6 p.m. Free; cash bar. Info, 800-639-7811.

fairs & festivals

BurlinGTon Book fesTiVal: See FRI.23, 9 a.m.4:30 p.m. Cider house run & pie fesT: Pound a trail through orchard rows, then make up the calories by sampling homemade, double-crusted pies. The Hokum Bros. offer slapstick entertainment during the judging. Shelburne Orchards, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $20 for Cider House Run/Walk includes a $5 pick-yourown apples coupon; preregister. Info, 985-3141, 316-7142 or 864-7528 . fine furniTure & WoodWorkinG fesTiVal: See SAT.24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. monkTon GarliC fesTiVal: Vampires are sure to shun this inaugural food and music fest. Tunes by Jamie Masefield, Doug Perkins and Tyler Bolles augment a culinary contest, offerings from local vendors, garlic ice cream making and more. Recreational Field, Monkton, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $10; $25 per family; free entry with a garlic dish for the contest. Info, 453-6067, nor’easTer: See FRI.23, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.




old-fashioned harVesT markeT: See SAT.24, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.




roller derBy: disCo BeaTianCe: Twin City Riot defend their flat-track turf against the Burlington Bombshells after a men’s exhibition bout. Barre City B.O.R. Arena, 5:30 p.m. $10-15; free for children 8 and under. Info, 224-6237.

middleToWn sprinGs hisToriCal soCieTy annual meeTinG: Dessert and a short business meeting precede a presentation by Terry Tyler on his rare collection of Vermont firearms, featured in Shelburne Museum’s “Lock, Stock and Barrel” exhibit. Middletown Springs Historical Society, Middletown Springs, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 235-2376.



R GnosTiC spiriTual sChool: Visual presentations and discussion explore “Modern Gnosticism: What It Means to Live This Spiritual Path Today.” 6 Fairfield Hill Road, St. Albans, 2-5 p.m. Free. Info, 524-9706, vermont@

sToWe okToBerfesT: See FRI.23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

green, Champlain Mill, Winooski, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info,

health & fitness

open mediTaTion Classes: Harness your emotions and cultivate inner peace through the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Laughing River Yoga, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. $5-15 suggested donation. Info, 684-0452, Walk for epilepsy: Take a jaunt to the boathouse and back at a fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont. Oakledge Park, Burlington, registration, 10 a.m.; walk, 10:30 a.m.; barbecue and silent auction follow. $25. Info, 800-565-0972,


fall miGraTion Bird Walk: Sharp eyes spy feathered friends heading south. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 8-9:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 229-6206.


VermonT symphony orChesTra: made in VermonT musiC fesTiVal: See FRI.23, Haskell Free Library & Opera House, Derby Line, 4 p.m. VermonT youTh orChesTra fall ConCerT: Talented young musicians open the season with Mahler’s Totenfeier, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Festival Overture and Édouard Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnol. Violinist Justin Truell of Woodstock is the featured soloist. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 3 p.m. $10-15. Info, 863-5966.


‘piCasso aT The lapin aGile’: See WED.21, 8 p.m.

Telluride film fesTiVal: See FRI.23, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.

heroiC Corn maze adVenTure: See SAT.24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

‘piCasso aT The lapin aGile’: CasTleTon: See THU.22, 8 p.m.

food & drink

The GreaT VermonT Corn maze: See WED.21, 10 a.m.

‘The diary of anne frank’: See WED.21, 7:30 p.m.

liBrary WalkaThon: Bibliophiles take strides to promote literacy for children in a half-mile loop with pages from Pat Thomas’ I Can Be Safe posted for perusal along the way. Bradford Public Library, 10 a.m. Donations accepted. Info, 222-4536.

aiWf summer’s end rendezVous: Chef Rogan Lechthaler and his staff serve up a local, seasonal and sustainable three-course dinner after an hour of hors d’oeuvres. The Downtown Grocery, Ludlow, 5:30 p.m. $38; cash bar; RSVP. Info, 228-2277.

War of The Weeds!: Plant pullers say goodbye to invasive honeysuckle shrubs. Service opportunities available; call for scheduling. A-Side Beach parking lot, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 244-7103.

annual harVesT dinner: Bellies are fit to burst at this yearly feast of Thanksgiving-esque dishes, such as turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing and squash. Municipal Building, Orleans, noon. $510; $30 maximum per family; take-out and raffle tickets available. Info, 754-2349.


ChoColaTe-dippinG demo: See WED.21, 2 p.m.


inVasiVe-planT ConTrol: Hands help rid the town of barberry and honeysuckle. Wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt; tools provided. Round Church, Richmond, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 434-7775,

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hisToriC Tours: See WED.21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Winooski farmers markeT: Area growers and bakers offer “more than just wild leeks.” On the

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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,

marie BosTWiCk: The New York Times bestselling author considers the artistry and the cultural and healing aspects of quilting in “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Make a Quilt.” Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 4 p.m. $5-7. Info, 457-2355,




souTh BurlinGTon farmers markeT: Growers and producers parcel out the fruits of the soil. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2569.

jane ausTen in VermonT: Austen addicts make a visit to Pemberley as Jane Austen Society of North America president Iris Lutz offers an illustrated talk on the cottages, manors and estates in the novelist’s real and imagined worlds. Hauke Campus Center, Champlain College, Burlington, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 343-2294.

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‘loVe leTTers’: See FRI.23, 7:30 p.m.

‘skin deep’: See WED.21, 6:30 p.m.

"Something as thought provoking and ultimately moving as STOP KISS is a joy to experience." —Star Ledger.


‘projeCT nim’: See FRI.23, 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

‘Blank CiTy’: See FRI.23, 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

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dimanChes: Novice and fluent French speakers brush up on their linguistics — en français. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 864-5088.

‘Bully! an adVenTure WiTh Teddy rooseVelT’: See THU.22, 8 p.m.


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1265 Green Street, Waltham VT BaBysiTTer minGle: Parents of tots in need of minding meet potential student caregivers — and kids in attendance get a say in the matter. Davis 9/19/11 2:55 PM Center, UVM, Burlington, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. 16t-OrientCarpet092111.indd 1 Info, 656-9405.

Guided hike: Ramble alongside Addison County forester Chris Olson on old farm roads and through abandoned orchards to understand how nature is reclaiming this once-working agricultural landscape. Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh, 2 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 877-3406, rokeby@



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‘Bully! An Adventure With Teddy Roosevelt’: See THU.22, 2 p.m. ‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’: Castleton: See THU.22, 8 p.m. ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’: See WED.21, 2:30 p.m.


An Evening Without: Giving Voice to the Silenced: In celebration of the First Amendment, Vermont writers read from works that have been challenged, censored or banned during Banned Book Week. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 223-6304. Bryan Alexander: The Ripton resident and author of The New Digital Storytelling: Creating Narratives With New Media explains how the digital world allows more people to share their stories than ever before. Community Church, Ripton, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 388-3471. Orah Moore: In her new book, Stowe: A Vermont Town for All Seasons, the Vermont photographer portrays the iconic New England village through breathtaking images and evocative essays. Jackson Arena, Stowe, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 888-2309. Storytelling Circle: Autumn Stories: Shared tales focus on the ways autumn prepares folks for the challenging times to come. JourneyWorks, Burlington, 3-5 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 860-6203.

MON.26 agriculture

Invasive-Plant Control: See SUN.25, 5-7 p.m.


Swing Dance Class: Work on lindy-hop variations in separate lessons for beginners and intermediate dancers, followed by tunes and an open dance floor. No partner needed. Warren Public Library, 7:15-9:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Info, 496-7014,

09.21.11-09.28.11 SEVEN DAYS

Women’s Strength & Conditioning Class: See WED.21, 8:30-9:30 a.m.


Mindfulness for Teens: In a six-week program, adolescents learn skills to reduce stress. Vermont Center for Yoga & Therapy, South Burlington, 3:304:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-9440. Monday Music With Derek: Kids gear up for music, stories and sing-alongs with Derek Burkins in the JCPenney court. University Mall, South Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 863-1066, ext. 11. Music With Raphael: See THU.22, 10:45 a.m. Pajama Story Time: Comfy-clothed kiddos get a bedtime tale and snack. Preregister. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 876-7147. Stories With Megan: Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 expand their imaginations through storytelling, songs and rhymes. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. Student Matinee Series: ‘Encore! Four Short Stories’: The Chamber Repertory Theatre offers eerie adaptations of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” W.W. Jacobs’ “The Monkey’s Paw” and Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace.” For grades 6 to 10. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 9:15 a.m. & noon $8. Info, 863-5966.


The Great Vermont Corn Maze: See WED.21, 10 a.m.


Boot Camp for Home Buyers: Ready to take the plunge? Learn about the buying process first in a four-part series that covers preapproval, credit and mortgages. New England Federal Credit Union, Williston, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 879-8790. Dreaming True: Big dreamers learn to let nighttime brain activity guide them in an introductory workshop with Sequana Skye. Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. $6-8; preregister. Info, 223-8004, ext. 202,

Scholars from Pennsylvania State University, the University Tübingen, Baruch College and St. Michael’s College present papers on philosopher Immanuel Kant. Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Room 101, Cheray Science Hall, from 2:30-6:30 p.m., St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Free. Info, 654-2536.


Graduate School Fair: Not ready to kiss the classroom goodbye? Continuing learners meet representatives from 16 colleges and universities from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Peace Corps reps offer other options in a 6 p.m. discussion. Withey Hall, Green Mountain College, Poultney, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 6 p.m. Free. Info, 287-8926,


Green Drinks: Activists and professionals for a cleaner environment raise a glass over networking and discussion. Lake Lobby, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 864-7999.


‘An Evening with Jane Goodall Live’: The chimpanzee-research pioneer shares her extraordinary experiences in a broadcast cinematic biography featuring celebrity guests Dave Matthews, Angelina Jolie and Pierce Brosnan. Palace Cinema 9, South Burlington, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 660-9300. ‘Blank City’: See FRI.23, 5:30 p.m. International Movie Night: A young man in a juvenile detention center reaches his wit’s end two weeks before his release in Florin Serban’s 2010 Romanian drama If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. ‘Project Nim’: See FRI.23, 7:30 p.m. Telluride Film Festival: See FRI.23, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. Tuesday Night at the Movies: Cinephiles screen 1942’s To Be or Not To Be and 1937’s Topper at an old-school double feature. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. $8-10. Info, 496-8994,



Liz Krieg: Got a sunny window? The speaker explains how to “Grow Salad Microgreens and Culinary Herbs Indoors at Home.” Brand Hall, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 863-6764.

Fall Foliage Festival: Leaf peepers greet the season in Walden, Cabot, Plainfield, Peacham, Barnet and Groton, which host church suppers, craft fairs, local history tours and entertainment. Various Northeast Kingdom locations, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Various prices. Info, 748-3678.


‘Blank City’: See FRI.23, 5:30 p.m. ‘Project Nim’: See FRI.23, 7:30 p.m.

food & drink

Chocolate-Dipping Demo: See WED.21, 2 p.m. Thetford Farmers Market: Quilts and crafts supplement edible offerings of fruits and vegetables, honey, pastries, maple syrup, and more. Thetford Hill Green, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 785-4404.

health & fitness

Mindful Parents: Parents of youth who are struggling with mental-health issues practice

Creative-Nonfiction Basics: Memoir & Personal-Essay Writing: Writing prompts help scribblers turn journal or blog entries into publishable personal stories. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 7-9 p.m. Free; space is limited; preregister. Info, 878-4918. Marjorie Cady Memorial Writers Group: Budding wordsmiths improve their craft through “homework” assignments, creative exercises and sharing. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 388-2926, cpotter935@comcast. net. Rusty DeWees: Vermontisms abound in the Logger’s newest book of essays, Scrawlins Too, which he’ll share at a book signing. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.



‘Representations of Life: Colloquium on Kant’s Critique of Teleological Judgment’:

Frosty & Friends Therapy Dogs: Young readers share their favorite texts with friendly pooches. Preregister. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. Morning Playgroup: Astrologer Mary Anna Abuzahra leads “botanically inspired storytelling” before art activities, games and a walk. Tulsi Tea Room, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 223-0043. Science & Stories: Sink or Float: Kids have aha! moments regarding buoyancy. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 11 a.m. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 877-324-6386.


Chocolate-Dipping Demo: See WED.21, 2 p.m.

fairs & festivals

Fall Story Hour: Picture books and crafts catch the attention of little tykes. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

Story Hour: Good listeners are rewarded with folklore, fairy tales, crafts and activities. Fairfax Community Library, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 8492420,

Fall Foliage Festival: See MON.26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Vaishali Patil: A women’s-rights and antinuclear campaigner discusses the massive opposition to the proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant in India. Burlington Friends Meeting House, potluck, 6 p.m.; talk, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 862-4929.

Creston Lea: The local guitar maker and author offers a fresh perspective of “Discovering Electricity.” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2 p.m. $5. Info, 864-3516.


fairs & festivals


Graduate School Fair: Area undergrads gather specs on possible programs from representatives of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Antioch University, Clarkson University, Pace Law School and more. Alliot Student Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536.

Community: Clinical Trials at UVM/Fletcher Allen.” Carpenter Auditorium, Given Medical Building, UVM, Burlington, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 847-2886.

South Hero Playgroup: Free play, crafting and snacks entertain children and their grown-up companions. South Hero Congregational Church, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426.

Historic Tours: See WED.21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Historic Tours: See WED.21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


mindfulness strategies for everyday life while building an internal support network. Vermont Center for Yoga & Therapy, South Burlington, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Free. Info, 658-9440.

food & drink

Johnson Farmers Market: A street emporium bursts with local agricultural products ranging from produce to herbs to freshly baked bread. United Church, Johnson, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1682.

Old North End Farmers Market: Local farmers sell the fruits of their fields, and their labor. Integrated Arts Academy, H.O. Wheeler Elementary School, Burlington, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 324-3073. Rutland County Farmers Market: See SAT.24, 3-6 p.m. Yummy, Simple & Healthy Meals for Kids: Chef/instructor and parent Donna Vartanian lets others in on dishes to please even the pickiest of eaters. Mac and cheese, Mexican lasagna, and chicken and mixed vegetable quesadillas are on the menu. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 5:30-8 p.m. $20; preregister. Info, 863-2569, ext. 1.

health & fitness

Community Medical School: In a special panel presentation, four speakers discuss current asthma, atrial fibrillation and vaccine trials in “Bringing Cutting-Edge Medicine to the

Story Time for Tots: Three- to 5-year-olds savor stories, songs, crafts and company. CarpenterCarse Library, Hinesburg, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 482-2878.


Pause Café: French speakers of all levels converse en français. Patra Café, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 864-5088.


Green Mountain Chorus: Men who like to sing learn four-part harmonies at an open meeting of this all-guy barbershop group. St. Francis Xavier School, Winooski, 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 505-9595. Keb’ Mo’: See WED.21, Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 8 p.m. $34.50-54.50. Info, 775-0903. Pretty Lights: The electronica artist offers synthesized sounds with a hip-hop lining. Big Gigantic open. Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, 8 p.m. $33-36; sold out. Info, 888-512-7469.


The Great Vermont Corn Maze: See WED.21, 10 a.m.


Build Your Own Rain Barrel: Participants build containers to capture roof runoff and conserve water in this workshop hosted by the Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District. Public Works Building, South Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $25. Info, 865-7895, ext. 104, Computer Classes for Adult Learners: See THU.22, 9:30 a.m. Mortgage Loan Seminar: Terryann Stein details the financial options using the VA Home Loan program. A Q&A session follows. VFW Post, Essex Junction, 6:30 p.m. Free; seating is limited; preregister. Info, 866-858-8998 or 926-5658. Navigating the Senior-Care Maze: A five-part workshop series addresses emotional, practical, legal, financial and other aspects of caring for the elderly. Heineberg Community & Senior Center, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-3982. Spend Smart: See WED.21, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Burlington, 6-8 p.m.


Amy Miller: In “Cultivating True Happiness Through Establishing a Practice,” the director of the



anDa Union: Through ancient instruments and folk songs, the Mongolian ensemble shares its country’s tribal traditions. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $22-38. Info, 863-5966. ‘Skin Deep’: See WED.21, 11:15 a.m.

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cityWiDe SpeeD Limit pUBLic Hearing: Slow down, everyone? The Public Works Commission hears community comments on the proposed 25-mph citywide speed limit. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-5833,


commUnity Bike SHop: See WED.21, 5-8 p.m. HiStoric toUrS: See WED.21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

fairs & festivals

FaLL FoLiage FeStivaL: See MON.26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


‘BLank city’: See FRI.23, 1:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. ‘project nim’: See FRI.23, 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. teLLUriDe FiLm FeStivaL: See FRI.23, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Barre FarmerS market: See WED.21, 3-6:30 p.m. cHocoLate-Dipping Demo: See WED.21, 2 p.m. eating For energy: Chow down ... while fueling up. Lindsay Ingalls sheds light on nutrient-packed edibles. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7:15 p.m. $5-7; preregister. Info, 223-8004, ext. 202,

health & fitness

pUBLic FLU cLinic: See THU.22, Grange Hall, Montgomery, 1-3 p.m. Women’S StrengtH & conDitioning cLaSS: See WED.21, 8:30-9:30 a.m.


BaBy Signing: American Sign Language accompanies a read-aloud session for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.


itaLian converSation groUp: Parla Italiano? A native speaker leads a language practice for all ages and abilities. Room 101, St. Edmund’s Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 899-3869.


open mic nigHt: Liquid courage fuels folks seeking 15 minutes of fame. Sign-up starts at 6 p.m. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, 496-8994.


monarcH BUtterFLy tagging: See WED.21, 3:30-5 p.m. SHoreLine Hike & Lake cHampLain LanD trUSt annUaL meeting: Ramble from the lake’s edge to Lone Tree Hill with the Lake Champlain Land Trust and naturalist Matt Kolan. Bring a bag lunch for a meeting with a stunning view. Shelburne Farms, 10 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 862-4150, tHe great vermont corn maze: See WED.21, 10 a.m. Wagon-riDe WeDneSDay: See WED.21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


commUnity HerBaLiSm cLaSS: Instructor Tim Blakley offers an informative session about the therapeutic uses of essential oils. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier, 6-8:30 p.m. $10-12; preregister. Info, 224-7100, contentment in everyDay LiFe: Participants build happiness by working daily meditation into their schedules through group practice, brief talks, guided exercises and discussion. Shambhala Meditation Center, Montpelier, 6:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Info, 223-5137. SpenD Smart: See WED.21, 10 a.m.-noon.


‘not jUSt anotHer pretty Face’: Performance artist Janice Perry recaps America’s socio/cultural history from 1981 to today in a mature political satire touching on war, fashion and censorship. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536. ‘picaSSo at tHe Lapin agiLe’: See WED.21, 8 p.m. ‘romeo anD jULiet’: Teenage lovers roll around between the sheets and face the opposition of their warring families in Northern Stage’s take on the Shakespeare classic. Briggs Opera House, White River Junction, 7:30 p.m. $30-60. Info, 296-7000. ‘Skin Deep’: See WED.21, 11:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.


Book LaUncH: Former ABC news correspondent Barrie Dunsmore signs copies of his new collection, There and Back: Commentary By a Former Foreign Correspondent. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 985-3091. Lynn BonFieLD: See THU.22, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. m

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proState HeaLtH: WHat every man SHoULD knoW: UVM Medical Group’s Scott Perrapato covers the causes and prevention of prostate cancer, including general health and nutrition, keys to diagnosis, treatment options, and robotic surgery. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 847-2115.

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WeB & Wine: Food, wine and web experts serve up savvy tips at this tasting event. 156 The Loft, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $25 includes wine and food samples. Info, 881-0556.

preScHooL DiScovery program: Nature investigators explore outdoor world. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 10-11:30 a.m. $5. Info, 229-6206.

food & drink

kiDS in tHe kitcHen: Snack time starts from scratch as kids learn the skills for making fresh chips and chunky salsa. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 3:30-4:30 p.m. $20 per child; free for an accompanying adult; preregister. Info, 8632569, ext. 1.


DaviD Book: In “A High Price to Pay; A Heavy Burden to Bear,” the author and Civil War buff delivers a monologue in the voice of Abel Morrill Sr., an 1800s Cabot farmer. Willey Building Stage, Cabot, 3:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 563-3338.

cHeSS cLUB: See WED.21, 5:30 p.m.


Dave Lacy: The Forest Service archaeologist shares “A View of Goshen and the Green Mountain National Forest Over Time,” emphasizing the important of understanding and protecting our cultural heritage. Town Hall, Goshen, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 747-6719.

BaBytime: See WED.21, 10:30 a.m.-noon.


Milarepa Center offers a fun and relaxed approach to spiritual practice through meditation and discussion. Milarepa Center, Barnet, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 633-4136.







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acting STANDUP COMEDY FOR ADULTS!: Oct. 5-Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m., Weekly on Fri. Cost: $150/6-wk. class. Location: Diversity Studios, 115 College St., Burlington. Info: 865-2787. Anyone with a sense of humor can be a standup comic. This class is designed to help you develop five minutes of solid material and the skills to perform it live in front of a crowd of strangers.

art ACCESS ART CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, cvuhs. org. Two watercolor classes with Ginny Joyner, Drawing for Beginners, Monotype Printmaking, Calligraphy. Culinary arts: One-night, hands-on classes where you eat well! Thai Cuisine, Vietnamese Specialties, Turkish, Appetizers, Indian, Mile-High Pies, Malaysian Panang, Greek Coastal, Gnocchi, Pasta Bene, Adele’s Coffee Cake, Italian Cookies, Halloween Decorated Cookies, Eating Raw Foods: Desserts, Appetizers, Cheese Making: Chevre/Feta From Goat’s Milk, Mozzarella/Ricotta From Cow’s Milk. Full descriptions online. Look for Access, Community Education link. Senior discount 65+.

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP: Oct. 13-Nov. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Thu. Cost: $195/person, $175.50 BCA member. Location: Digital Media Lab, Burlington. Prerequisite: Intro SLR Camera or equivalent experience. Gain confidence working in Adobe Photoshop in this six-week class. Uploading images into Adobe Bridge, use of Camera Raw, image-correction tools such as color and white balance correction, layers, masks, selections, retouching and much more will be covered, as well as printing on our Epson 3880 printer. CLAY: INTERMEDIATE/ADV. WHEEL: Sep. 29-Nov. 17, 9:30-12 p.m., Weekly on Thu. Cost: $250/person, $225/ BCA member. Clay sold separately @ $20/25lb. bag, glazes & firings incl. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Students will learn individualized tips and techniques for advancement on the wheel. Demonstrations and instruction will cover intermediate throwing, trimming, and decorative and glazing methods. Class size will be kept small to provide individual attention to personal development. Students should be proficient in centering and throwing basic cups and bowls. Ages 16 and up.

DROP IN: POLLYWOG PRESCHOOL: Sep. 15-Dec. 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Weekly on Thu. Cost: $6/parent & child pair, $5/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, Burlington. This popular drop-in program introduces young children to artistic explorations in a multimedia environment that is both creative and social. Participants will work with homemade play dough, paint, yarn, ribbon, paper and more! Parents must accompany their children. All materials provided. No registration necessary. Ages 6 months to 5 years. Purchase a drop-in card and get the sixth visit for free! DROP-IN: FRIDAY NIGHT FAMILY CLAY: Fri., Sep. 16-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25), 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: $6/person, $5/BCA member. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Learn wheel and hand building techniques at BCA’s clay studio while hanging out with the family. Make bowls, cups and amazing sculptures. Staff will give wheel and hand building demonstrations throughout the evening. Price includes one fired and glazed piece per participant. Additional fired and glazed pieces are $5 each. No registration necessary. All ages. Get a free visit! Purchase a $30 punch card for six drop-in classes, $25 for BCA members. DROP-IN: PRESCHOOL CLAY: Sep. 16-Dec. 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Weekly on Fri. Cost: $6/parent & child pair, $5/ BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, Burlington. This popular dropin program introduces your child to artistic explorations in a multimedia environment that is both creative and social. Through art projects designed for early learners, young artists will draw, work with clay, and create collages, paint murals and more! Parents must accompany their children. All

JEWELRY: INTRO TO PRECIOUSMETAL CLAY: Sep. 28-Nov. 2, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $230/ person, $207/BCA member. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Precious-metal clay can be molded, textured and formed just like any other kind of clay and, when fired, you’re left with a piece of pure silver jewelry. In this class, students will be introduced to this fascinating medium, and a variety of techniques will be demonstrated showing the versatility of the material. Ages 16 and up. JEWELRY: SETTING STONES WORKSHOP: Oct. 22-23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $180/nonmembers, $162/ BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Want to know the ins and outs of setting a stone in copper or silver? This weekend workshop will cover the basics of making a bezel, to hold your stones in your jewelry. Learn tips and tricks on how to set your stone perfectly. Basic metalsmithing skills recommended. Ages 16 and up. PAINTING: ABSTRACT: Oct. 27-Dec. 8, 6:30-9 p.m., Weekly on Thu. Cost: $185/person, $166.50/BCA member. Location: Firehouse Center, Burlington. Students will be guided to explore the many exciting possibilities of abstract painting. Using the paint of their choice (water-soluble oils, acrylics or watercolor), students will learn from each other and discuss techniques and ideas in supportive critique. Bring some ideas or reference material to use as a starting place. PAINTING: CONTEMPORARY FIGURE: Sep. 28-Nov. 16, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $285/person, $256.50/BCA member. Location: BCA Center, Burlington. Intermediate and advanced painters: Revitalize your painting practice with a contemporary approach to the figure. Work from live models each week, explore a variety of contemporary techniques with watersoluble oils and get supportive feedback in a small-group environment. Figure-drawing experience helpful. BCA provides glass palettes, easels, painting trays and drying racks. PAINTING: OIL: Sep. 27-Nov. 15, 6:30-9 p.m. Cost: $245/person, $220.50/ BCA member. Location: BCA Center, Burlington. Learn how to paint with nontoxic water-soluble oils. Students will learn many drawing and painting techniques and will learn how to apply composition, linear aspects, form and color theory to their work. A nice balance of studio time, group discussion and critique. BCA will provide glass palettes, easels, painting trays and drying racks.

PHOTO: MIXED-LEVEL DARKROOM: Thu., Oct. 13-Dec. 8 (no class Nov. 24), 6-9 p.m. Cost: $250/person, $225/ BCA member. Location: Community Darkroom, Burlington. Prerequisite: Black and White Darkroom Basics or equivalent experience. Take your work to the next level in this eight-week class! Guided sessions to help you improve your printing and filmprocessing techniques and discussion of the technical and aesthetic aspects of your work will be included. Cost includes a darkroom membership for outside-of-class printing and processing. PHOTO: PORTRAIT: Nov. 1-22, 6-9 p.m., Weekly on Tue. Cost: $125/person, $112.50/BCA members. Location: Digital Media Lab, Burlington. Prerequisite: Intro SLR Camera or equivalent experience Improve your portrait-taking skills in this hands-on, four-week class. Camera techniques, composition, the use of studio and natural light, and more will be covered. Bring your camera and memory card to the first class. PRINT: PAINTING & DRAWING W/ PRESS: Sep. 26-Nov. 7, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Mon. Cost: $170/person, $153/BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Experiment with a variety of printmaking methods to create unique, rich paintings on paper. Techniques such as etching, linoleum cuts, silkscreening and more will be taught. Students will also learn how to layer and apply inks, how to incorporate painting and drawing techniques, and how to use the printing press. Ages 16 and up. SILKSCREENING POSTERS & MORE: Oct. 13-Dec. 8, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Thursday. Cost: $200/nonmembers, $180/BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Learn to silkscreen hand-drawn images, written text, photos, and borrowed images onto a variety of materials. Create your own posters, stationary, invitations and more. Also learn to print on fabric for personalized t-shirts and tote bags. Students will have use of a computer complete with Adobe Creative Suite. Ages 16 and up. SILKSCREENING T-SHIRTS: Sep. 28-Nov. 16, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $200/person, $180/BCA member. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Wow your friends with your personally designed T-shirts! Local silkscreen legend Torrey Valyou, co-owner of New Duds, will show you how to design and print T-shirts just like a professional. Students will learn a variety of techniques for transferring and printing images using hand-drawn, photographic or borrowed imagery. Ages 16 and up.

MOONTIME, ASTROLOGY WORKSHOP: Sep. 25, 1-3 p.m. Cost: $30/2-hr. class. Location: Private office, Adams Ct., Burlington. Info: Astrolore-Astrology by Laurei, Laurie Farrington, 338-2098, astrolore@, The essential movement of life is cyclical in nature. All manner of Life shares in this ongoing cycle of birth, growth, death and renewal. This Life-Dance is mirrored in the cycles of the Moon. This workshop will focus on utilizing these cycles to support the life we wish to create.

body ACCESS BODY & MIND CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, Core Strength with Caroline Perkins (Tuesdays and Thursdays), Weight Training, Zumba (3 choices), Yoga (4 choices), Tai Chi, Swing or Ballroom with Terry Bouricius, African Drum, African Dance, Jazzercise, Fiddling with Pete Sutherland, Jazz Guitar with Jim Stout, Voice-Overs, Guitar (3 Levels), SongBasket with Karen Sutherland, Creative Dance (5-8 year olds), Mindful Meditation, Herbal Chocolate, Herbs Facial, and Juggling. Low cost, excellent instructors, guaranteed. Materials included. Full descriptions online. Look for Access, Community Education link. Senior discount 65+. ANXIOUS BODY, ANXIOUS MIND: Oct. 5-Nov. 16, 6-7:30 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $105/series. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga & Therapy, 364 Dorset St., suite 204, S. Burlington. Info: 658-9440, Would you like to feel less anxious and more comfortable with yourself? In a supportive environment, participants will examine their own inner “critical” voice in order to find their way to a more compassionate and loving self. Gentle yoga postures, breathing exercises, journaling and guided meditation practices will be introduced.

community TRAINING FOR TRANSITION: Nov. 5-6, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Cost: $140/ person. Money must be paid in advance. Please call or visit website for details on payment. Location: Charlotte Senior Center, Charlotte. Info: 425-2111, transitioncharlottevt. org. Transition U.S. (TransitionUS. org) is offering the two-day Training for Transition course as developed by the Transition Network in England ( The course is an in-depth experiential introduction to Transition for those considering bringing Transition to their community. It is recommended for communities wishing to become an internationally recognized Transition Initiative.

computers ACCESS COMPUTER CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 4827194, Computer & Internet Basics Tutorial, iWant iPods & iPhones, Improve Your Internet Experience, Windows Security: File and Control Panels, OpenOffice, Google Sketch Up, PowerPoint, Publisher, MS Word Basics and More, Smartphone Use, MS Excel Basics, Excel Up: The Next Steps, Excel Data Analysis, Website Design Fundamentals, Dreamweaver: Web Essentials, Understanding Game Design, How to Buy a Computer,


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CLAY: WHEEL THROWING: Oct. 13-Dec. 8, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Thursday. Cost: $220/nonmembers, $198/BCA members (clay sold separately at $20/25 lb. bag. Glazes and firings incl. Location: BCA Clay Studio, Burlington. Students will be working primarily

DROP IN: PAINTING FOR ADULTS (16+): Sep. 15-Oct. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Thu. Cost: $10/session, $9/ session BCA members. Location: BCA Center, Burlington. This drop-in class is open to all levels and facilitated by Linda Jones, an accomplished painter and BCA instructor for over 10 years. Come paint from a still life or bring something (abstract, landscape, mixed media) that you are working on. No registration necessary. BCA provides glass palettes, easels, painting trays and drying racks. Please bring your own painting materials. Purchase a drop-in card and get the sixth visit for free!

ILLUSTRATION: Sep. 28-Nov. 16, 6:308:30 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $180/ person, $162/BCA member. Location: BCA Center, Burlington. Learn a variety of illustration techniques! Whatever your interest (children’s books, news stories, comics, sci-fi or political blogs), there’s a technique for you. Using traditional materials such as pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, and watercolors, students will be encouraged to draw the human figure, likenesses, animals, landscapes, interiors and more.

PHOTO: B&W DARKROOM BASICS: Oct. 12-Dec. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $195/person, $175.50 BCA member. Location: Community Darkroom, Burlington. Explore the analog darkroom! Learn how to properly expose black-and-white film, process film into negatives and make prints from those negatives. Cost includes a darkroom membership for outside-ofclass printing and processing. Bring a manual 35mm film camera to the first class. No experience necessary. Instructor: Rebecca Babbitt.



PAPER MARBLING FOR KIDS & ADULTS: Nov. 11, 1-4 p.m. Cost: $35/(family discount $10/person). Location: Helen Day Art Center, 5 School St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358,, helenday. com. Learn the Italian art of paper decoration. The marbling process is as fun as it is easy for anyone to do. It involves floating paint on top of water and swirling designs that are then transferred onto specially treated paper. Every print is totally unique! Participants will create a number of

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DROP IN: LIFE DRAWING FOR ADULTS (16+): Sep. 12-Dec. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Monday. Cost: $8/session, $7/session for BCA members. Location: BCA Center, Burlington. This drop-in class is open to all levels and facilitated by a BCA staff member and professional model. Please bring your own drawing materials and paper. No registration necessary. Purchase a drop-in card and get the sixth visit for free!

FASHION DRAWING: Oct. 3-Nov. 28, 6:30-9 p.m., Weekly on Mon. Cost: $180/person, $162/BCA member. Location: BCA Center, Burlington. Learn the basics of fashion drawing using gouache, watercolor and more to render fabrics, illustrate your own designs, and experiment with a variety of fashion drawing styles. This is a mixed-level class open to both beginners and advanced students. Class will include figure drawing with a live fashion model.

PHOTO: AFTER SCHOOL: Oct. 18-Nov. 8, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Weekly on Tuesday. Cost: $105/nonmembers, $94.50/ BCA members. Location: Community Darkroom, Burlington. Learn the magic of black and white darkroom in this fun, hands-on after-school class for kids ages 9-12! Kids will go on guided photo shoots and will print their own work in the darkroom. All equipment and supplies provided. No experience necessary, ages 9-12.


MONOTYPE WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Sep. 28-30; Oct. 14, 15, 17, 18; Nov. 16-19; Dec. 8, 9, 12, 13. Cost: $90/5-hr. workshop. Location: Carol MacDonald’s Print Studio, 614 Macrae Rd., Colchester. Info: Carol MacDonald, 862-9037, carol@carolmacdonald. com, Come and work with master printer Carol E.S. MacDonald. Workshop includes a demonstration of different monotype techniques using a 30” x 60” etching press and fully supported studio time to work on your own images. No experience needed and all materials are included.

WEARABLE ART: Sep. 30, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $115/6-hr. class. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 5 School St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358,, helenday. com. Experience the creative process of making a work of wearable art. In conjunction with the exhibit in the East Gallery, “Wylie Sofia Garcia: The Dress that Makes the Woman,” Wylie will present her work and lead a daylong workshop. Explore various techniques in manipulating surfaces to create a garment or small work of art that “makes the man or woman.” Participants are encouraged to bring an article of clothing or fabric that they would be willing to transform during class. Instructor: Wylie Garcia.

DROP IN: GIVE IT A WHIRL: ADULT POTTERY: Fri., Sep. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 & Dec. 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 3rd Fri. of the mo., 4 Fridays total. Cost: $12/ person, $10/BCA member. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. This is a great introduction to our studio for those who don’t have time for an eight-week class, or who just want to try the wheel and have some fun with other beginner potters. Through demonstrations and individual instruction, learn the basics of preparing and centering the clay, and making cups, mugs and bowls. Ages 16 and up.

materials provided. Ages 3 to 5. Get a free visit! Purchase a $30 punch card for six drop-in classes, $25 for BCA members.


DIGITAL ART: Oct. 27-Nov. 17, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Thursday. Cost: $150. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 5 School St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358,, Learn how to create original designs and enhance digital photographs. Students will work with the program Adobe Photoshop to create imaginative and dynamic images. There will be a focus on two-dimensional design elements and photographic techniques such as composition, color theory and lighting. Limited to 6 students. Instructor: Leigh Ann Rooney.

marbled papers to use for stationery, collage, wrapping paper, scrap booking and more. Instructor: Natasha Bogar.

on the potter’s wheel, learning basic throwing and forming techniques, while creating functional pieces such as mugs, vases and bowls. Students will also be guided through the various finishing techniques using the studio’s house slips and glazes. Ages 16 and up.


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Technology From Caveman View, Personalized Lessons. Low cost, hands on, excellent instructors, limited class size, guaranteed. Materials included with few exceptions. Full descriptions online, look for Access, Community Education link. Senior discount 65+.

craft ACCESS CRAFT CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 4827194, Wheel 7 Pottery and Clay Choices, Woodworking, Welding, Electrical, Wood Carving, Bead/Wire Jewelry Making, Metal Bracelet, Spindle and Knobs, Wooden Bowl Turning, Make a Hula-Hoop, Rug Hooking, 3 Bag Sewing, Hemming Skills, Aprons, Cross Stitch, Crochet, Felting, Quilting, Monotype Print, Mosaic Garden Frame, Cake Decorating (3 choices), Knitting (3 choices). Full descriptions online. Look for Access, Community Education link. Senior discount 65+.





dance 1-HR. ADULT BALLET BARRE: Mon. & Fri. 11 a.m., Wed. 5:45 p.m., Sat. 10:45 a.m. Cost: $13/drop-in per class (better rates for members & class-card holders). Location: Burlington Dances, 1 Mill St., suite 372, Burlington. Info: 863-3369,, Perfect for beginning-level students, our classes draw upon the teachings, techniques and sensations of inner beauty that you feel with regular ballet classes. Experienced dancers welcome! Experience elegance, personal growth and fun while shaping, toning and aligning your body to move with ease and grace. “Nothing else feels like ballet!” 2 WORKSHOPS W/ SHERIFS GAMBLE: Sat., Sep. 24. 2 p.m.: Boys & Men Only; 3:30 p.m.: Int./Adv. Dance. Location: Burlington Dances, 1 Mill St., 372, Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, Lucille Dyer, 863-3369,, Boys and Men Only: Explore male identity, heroic imagination and the vast richness of male movement. Fuse athletic movement, rhythm and tempo. Push the mind, body and soul. Intermediate/ Advanced: Understand the spirit of Afro-American vernacular dance in its emphasis on natural movement, and develop awareness and aesthetics needed for krumping. DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 598-1077, Salsa classes, nightclub-style, on-one and on-two, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Moving to 7:15 p.m. Oct. 5. Argentinean Tango class and social, Fridays, 7:30 p.m., walk-ins welcome. No dance experience, partner or preregistration required, just the desire

to have fun! Drop in any time and prepare for an enjoyable workout! LEARN TO SQUARE DANCE: Sep. 20-Oct. 4, 7:30-9 p.m., Weekly on Tue. Location: Frederick Tuttle Middle School, 500 Dorset St., S. Burlington. Info: Lester and Marge Durett, 8782485, For fun, friendship and good health, learn with the Lake Champlain Squares. The club offers three introductory lessons beginning September 20. Visit website or call the Leducs (9852012) or Duretts (878-2485) for more information. LEARN TO SWING DANCE: Cost: $60/6-week series ($50 for students/ seniors). Location: Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington. Info:, 860-7501. Great fun, exercise and socializing, with fabulous music. Learn in a welcoming and lighthearted environment. Classes start every six weeks: Tuesdays for beginners; Wednesdays for upper levels. Instructors: Shirley McAdam and Chris Nickl. LEARN TO DANCE W/ A PARTNER!: Cost: $50/4-week class. Location: The Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington, St. Albans, Colchester. Info: First Step Dance, 598-6757,, Come alone, or come with friends, but come out and learn to dance! Beginning classes repeat each month, but intermediate classes vary from month to month. As with all of our programs, everyone is encouraged to attend, and no partner is necessary. Three locations to choose from!

davis studio 425-2700 FALL CLASSES FOR ADULTS & TEENS: Location: Davis Studio, Howard St., Burlington. 12 weekly class options including Mixed Media Painting, Fused Glass, Beginning Drawing, Mosaic Mirror, Whimsical Chairs, Open Studio Painting, Make Friends With your Sewing Machine, Oil Painting for Beginners and more. Classes fill early: don’t delay. FALL CLASSES FOR KIDS: Classes start Oct. 3. Location: Davis Studio, Howard St., Burlington. 20 class options including Casting With Clay, Make Friends With Your Sewing Machine, Mad for Mythology, Passion for Fashion, Fused Glass, Making Musical Instruments, Stop Motion Animation, Art of India, Toy Designers Workshop, and more. Classes fill early: don’t delay.


SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, Lose Weight, Feel Great; Genealogy; Beekeeping; Creative Writing; History of the World Through Food with Chris O’Donnell; Donner Party Story; Be an Entrepreneur; Winter Camping; Solar Energy 101; Bridge (two levels); Cribbage; Grief Etiquette; Suburban Homesteading 101; Motorcycle Awareness; Map and Compass Basics; Backyard Astronomy. Guaranteed. Full descriptions online. Look for Access, Community Education link. Senior Discount 65+. RELEASE FEELINGS FOR SUCCESS: Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $125/6-hr. workshop. Location: Magnificent private home on Shelburne Farms, TBA, Shelburne. Info: Advanced Hypnotherapy of Utah, Randy Shaw, 801-671-5270, 1randyshaw@, hypnotherapy-utah. com/shelburne.pdf. Internationally known hypnotherapist Randy Shaw is coming to Shelburne to present a self-empowering workshop. Learn how to release negative feelings to be free of old reactions, habits and beliefs. Have more freedom to be fully present in daily life! Learning this new skill makes life easier and more enjoyable!

energy WEATHERIZATION SKILLSHOP: Oct. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $50/person, $75/ pair. Lunch incl. Location: Center for Technology, Essex. Info: 888-5142151, Cut energy costs and improve your home. Topics include attic air sealing and insulating, windows and doors, basement air sealing and insulation. Learn how to participate in the DIY Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program and be eligible for Efficiency Vermont incentives. Preregister. See website for additional skillshops this fall.

French-Canadian Genealogy Society. Examples will focus on English, Irish and French-Canadian immigrants to New England but all techniques transferable to all nationalities. All materials included. Instructor: Ed McGuire and genealogy society members. Limit 20.

feldenkrais FELDENKRAIS: Tue., 9:30-10:30 a.m., & Wed., 7-8 p.m. Location: Evolution Yoga, 20 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: 864-9642. The Feldenkrais method, a form of somatic education, will help you overcome aches and pains, reduce muscle tension, and increase your self-knowledge, flexibility and awareness of your body. Anyone young or old, physically challenged or physically fit, can benefit from the Feldenkrais method. For more information about Feldenkrais (including testimonials) and complete class schedule, visit or call Uwe, 735-3770.

fiber & surface design FIBER ARTS FOR ALL!: Classes begin Sep. 20 Location: Fiber Roots community studio, 266 Pine St., 2nd floor, Burlington. Info: 310-8676,, fiberroots. com. Classes in our sunny studio. For kids: Preschool fiber fun, after school knitting or embroidery, batik, weaving for homeschoolers, more. For adults: Learn to knit, hook rugs, enjoy a creative escape or join our Wed. night handwork circle. For all: Drop in and play with fiber during open studio time.



that every role demands. Students share their work with friends and family in a performance of scenes at the end of this four-week intensive. Grades 9-12.

glass STAINED GLASS: Weekly on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $240. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 5 School St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358, education@helenday. com, Learn the oldworld art of stained glass. Creating a simple first project will help you learn the techniques of cutting glass, the Tiffany method of copper foiling, soldering and finishing touches. Design, color and composition will also be covered. Materials included. Deadline for registration is Saturday, October 15. Instructor: Natasha Bogar.

healing STORY, SYMBOL & CEREMONY: Oct. 5-Nov. 9, 6:30-8 p.m. Cost: $300/6wk. group. Location: JourneyWorks, 11 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: JourneyWorks, Michael Watson, 8606203,, Shamanism looks to story, symbol and ceremony to aid patients to heal. Healing is a journey of growth and discovery. In this group, participants will plumb their lives for stories and symbols that promise renewal and healing. Dreamwork, creativity and group ceremony will support each person’s journey toward healing.

healing arts SOUND BALANCING LEVEL 1: Oct. 17, 18 & 19 or Oct. 21, 22 & 23, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $350/20-hr. training. Location: Thistledown Inn, 201 Park St., Morrisville. Info: Sound Balancing, Eileen McKusick, 730-4371,, Learn how to integrate tuning forks into your current bodywork practice or start the process of becoming a certified Sound Balancing therapist. Join master sound therapist and researcher Eileen McKusick, the originator of Sound Balancing, to learn to harness the therapeutic power of sound.

ZUMBA: 9-10:15 a.m., Weekly on Saturday. Cost: $25/1st 5 classes ($5/ class!). Location: Perkins Fitness, 3060 Williston Rd., suites 5 and 652-4548 6, So. Burlington. Info: 999-9748, Are you ready 1 9/28/09 3:32:51 PM to party yourself into shape? That’1x1-FlynnPerfArts093009.indd s exactly what the Zumba program is all DANCE CLASSES AT THE FLYNN!: about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. WISDOM OF THE HERBS SCHOOL: easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorieBallet, tap, modern, hip-hop, jazz (‘80s Monthly Wild Edible and Medicinal burning dance-fitness party that’s jazz, world jazz, cabaret, burlesque or Plant Walks with Annie, $10, no one moving millions of people toward joy Fosse) or the new Dance Composition turned away, dates announced on and health. Lab where students will develop origiour Facebook page, or join our email


TANGOFLOW & BELLY DANCE: Wow! These 2 evening classes are fantastic! Belly Dance Tue. & TangoFlow Wed. through Sept. Cost: $14/Belly Dance; $12/TangoFlow. Location: Burlington Dances and Natural Bodies Pilates, 1 Mill St., suite 372, Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, 863-3369,, TangoFlow! Explore the energy, sensuality and passion of Argentine tango while getting a great whole-body workout! Rhythmic, expressive, sweaty and fun! Join in on ongoing Belly Dance. Experience the movement, music and tradition of modern Egyptian belly dance, along with contemporary interpretations of this ancient dance form.

family ACCESS GENEOLOGY CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: Mon., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; starts Oct. 17. Cost: $50/4 wks. Location: CVU High School, 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, Genealogy: Tracing Your Family Tree. Covers how to start, where to look for resources, as well as record keeping, software, websites and lots more. Hands-on work on own family tree with genealogists from the Vermont

nal choreography. Drop-ins welcome! Children’s classes in ballet, creative dance or musical theater dance.

EN GARDE! STAGE COMBAT W/ THE VERMONT SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: Adults & Teens; Friday, September 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Free. Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. Learn the fundamentals of stage combat in this free workshop, taught by physical acting teacher Jena Necrason and actor-combatant John Nagle (recognized by the Society of American Fight Directors), co-directors of Vermont Shakespeare Company. Discover the art of creating the illusion of violence in hand-to-hand unarmed combat while stressing safety and teamwork, and learn a short choreographed “fight” scene. En garde! TEEN ACTING 101: THE PROCESS BEHIND THE PASSION: Oct. 3-24, 4:45-6:15 p.m., Weekly on Mon. Cost: $85/4-wk. class. Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. So you got the part? Now the real work begins. Based on Uta Hagen’s Respect for Acting, this crash course on the process of a professional artist gives teen actors the tools to turn their passion into technique. Actors emerge with a dynamic arsenal of performance skills that help create compelling characters and make the strong artistic choices

list, or call us. Dates for our 2012 Wisdom of the Herbs and Wild Edibles Intensive are now posted on our website. VSAC non-degree grants are available to qualifying applicants. Location: Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury. Info: 456-8122,, 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.

holistic health OPEN HOUSE: ALL ARE WELCOME: Sep. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. Location: Portals Center For Healing, 28 School St. (behind library in the yellow bldg.), Montpelier. Info: Montpelier Structural Integration, Irvin eisenberg, 595-3601, Irvin.eisenberg@, New structural integration practice. Helping to foster ease in posture and movement through a series of tissue reeducation sessions. How can this holistic bodywork help you? Come by for more information, free Montpelier Farmers Market treats, free

demonstrations and a chance to win three sessions.

language ACCESS LANGUAGE CLASSES IN HINESBURG AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, Beginner French (2 levels), Immersion French, Beginning Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Immersion Spanish, Italian for Travelers, Beginning Mandarin (2 levels), German (2 levels). Low cost, hands on, excellent instructors, limited class size, guaranteed. Materials included with few exceptions. Full descriptions online. Look for Access, Community Education link. Senior discount 65+. ANNOUNCING SPANISH CLASSES: Beginning week of Sep. 19 for 10 weeks. Cost: $175/10 1-hr. classes. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: Spanish in Waterbury Center, 585-1025, spanishparavos@gmail. com, spanishwaterburycenter. com. Spanish classes starting in September. Learn from a native speaker via small classes, individual instruction or student tutoring. You’ll always be participating and speaking. Lesson packages for travelers. Yes, we do lessons for young children; they love it! See our website for complete info or contact us for details. JAPANESE LANGUAGE CLASSES: Beginning Japanese Language Classes, Levels 1 & 2 begin Oct. 4 (Tue., Level 2) & Oct. 6 (Thu., Level 1), continuing for 10 sessions w/ a break at Thanksgiving wk. Class time: 7-8:30 p.m. Cost: $195/10 1.5-hr. classes. Location: St. Michael’s College, 1 Winooski Pl., Colchester. Info: Japan-America Society of Vermont, Larry Solt, 865-3113, l.solt@, The Japan-American Society of Vermont is again offering Japanese language lessons. This class is an introduction to speaking, listening, reading and writing Japanese, with an emphasis on conversational patterns that occur in everyday life. Students will also be introduced to life in Japan and Japanese customs and culture. LEARN FRENCH THIS FALL!: 5 10-wk. sessions, Sep. 26-Dec. 15 (note: no classes wk. of Nov. 21; Thanksgiving break). Classes meet 6:30-8 p.m. Cost: $225/10 classes. Location: Alliance Francaise of the Lake Champlain Region, 304 Dupont Bldg., 123 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester. Info: Alliance Francaise of the Lake Champlain Region, Micheline Tremblay, 497-0420,, shtml. Alliance Francaise of the Lake Champlain Region (AFLCR) announces its fall session of French classes. Five sessions: Beginning, Intermediate A, Intermediate B, Spoken French I, Spoken French II. PARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS?: Location: At your home or scheduled meeting place, Burlington, Mad River Valley, Stowe, Montpelier. Info: 4967859, Communication and vocabulary enrichment, some grammar review. Fun and useful. Taught by Yves Compere, French native.

martial arts AIKIDO: Adult/Teen Introductory Classes begin on Oct. 4 at 6:45 p.m. and meet on Tues. & Thur. Children’s classes begin on Sat., Oct. 1 at 9 and 9:45 a.m. Join now & receive a 3-mo. membership (includes free uniform and unlimited classes 7 days a week) for $190. Location: Aikido of Champlain Valley, 257 Pine St. (across from Conant Metal & Light), Burlington. Info: 951-8900, Aikido is a dynamic

clASS photoS + morE iNfo oNliNE SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSES Japanese martial art that promotes physical and mental harmony through the use of breathing exercises, aerobic conditioning, circular movements, and pinning and throwing techniques. We also teach sword/staff arts and knife defense. The samurai Youth Program provides scholarships for children and teenagers, ages 7-17. We also offer classes for children ages 5-6. classes are taught by Benjamin Pincus sensei, Vermont’s only fully certified (shidoin) aikido teacher. AIKIDO: Tue.-Fri. 6-7:30 p.m.; Sun., 1011:30 a.m. Location: Vermont Aikido, 274 N. Winooski Ave. (2nd floor), Burlington. Info: Vermont Aikido, 862-9785, aikido trains body and spirit together, promoting physical flexibility with flowing movement, martial awareness with compassionate connection, respect for others and confidence in oneself. MArtIAl WAy Self-DefenSe Center: Please visit website for schedule. Location: Martial Way Self Defense Center, 3 locations, Colchester, Milton, St. Albans. Info: 893-8893, Beginners will find a comfortable and welcoming environment, and a courteous staff that is dedicated to helping each member achieve his or her maximum potential in the martial arts. experienced martial artists will be impressed by our instructors’ knowledge and humility, our realistic approach, and our straightforward, fair tuition and billing policies.


PelVIS POWer: Sep. 25, 3-5 p.m. Cost: $20/2-hour class. Location: Common House Ten Stones, Charlotte. Info: Uwe, 735-3770. This workshop will provide an opportunity to refine your ability to sense and work with the muscles of the pelvic floor and the surrounding muscle structures. You will discover how your posture and balance will improve when you have more precise perception of the pelvis and pelvic floor. This is a Feldenkrais workshop. For more information about Feldenkrais (incl. testimonials) and complete class schedule, please visit

nonprofit KInK, fetISh & BDSM ClASSeS: VASE’s monthly RACKshops always occur the 1st weekend of the mo. VASEcon is on Sat., Oct. 1. Cost: $35/ early registration day pass. $5/ Exploratorium only. Other monthly classes vary, $20-40. Location: Provided after event registration, South Burlington. Info: Vermont Alternative Sexuality Education, a sister-organization of the New England Leather Alliance, VT Kink, 881-4968,, VTkink. org. Vasecon is Vermont’s first kink, fetish and BDsM conference offering 11 presenters, 15 classes and vendors for an all-day exploration of alternative sexuality in a safe, educational environment. Vase also offers monthly in-depth classes on a variety of topics. all genders and orientations over 18 years old are welcome.




ACCeSS CAMerA ClASSeS In hIneSBUrG At CVU hIGh SChOOl: 165 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 4827194, Photoshop Basics, Digital camera: Buttons/Menus, share Photos, aperture Info, shutter-speed skills, Digital spectrum, Next layers of Photoshop, advanced Digital Photography: Blending/Filters. Full descriptions online. look for access, community education link. senior discount 65+.

reIKI II ClASS OKUDen: Oct. 1, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Cost: $175/8-hr. class. Location: Kelly McDermott-Burns, Stockbridge. Info: HeartSong Reiki, Kelly McDermott-Burns, 746-8834,, This class introduces the first three Reiki symbols. We will use mantras, jumon, precepts and Japanese meditation techniques to explore their individual energies. students learn distant Reiki and client protocol. Three Reiki II attunements. continuing support through shares, clinics and practice groups. Manual and certificate included. Reiki I: November 5-6.

Arts infused, interdisciplinary, inspiring classes, camps and workshops for kids, teens and adults. Visit the classes section at for more details. Sliding scale available, all abilities welcome. Let your imagination soar!

DIGItAl PhOtOGrAPhy I: Oct. 4-25, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Weekly on Mon. Cost: $150/series of 2.5-hr. classes. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 5 School St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358,, helenday. com. Improve your digital photography skills in this beginning-level class. students will learn the basics of digital photography, including camera operation, proper image exposure, file types, file editing, and preparation of photo files for web and print. limited to eight students. Instructor: Paul Rogers.

pilates All WellneSS: Location: 128 Lakeside Ave., suite 103, Burlington. Info: 863-9900, We encourage all ages, all bodies and all abilities to discover greater ease and enjoyment in life by integrating physical therapy, Pilates Reformer, Power Pilates mat classes, Vinyasa and Katonah Yoga, and indoor cycling. come experience our welcoming atmosphere, skillful instructors and beautiful, light-filled studio-your first fitness class is free if you mention this ad! nAtUrAl BODIeS PIlAteS: New. Cost: $20/drop-in drop-in per class (better rates for members & class-card holders). Location: Natural Bodies Pilates, 1 Mill St., suite 372, Burlington. Info: 863-3369,, Perfect for students new to Pilates exercise, this class combines classical Pilates Mat, cadillac and Reformer exercises, all in one class! Your Reformer introduction is included during this fun group class. classes are small, so you get the attention you need for the most benefit and results. call today!

ACtIOn PAIntInG: Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Cost: $115. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 5 School St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358, education@helenday. com, Intimidated by a large, blank canvas or piece of paper? afraid to make a big statement in paint? This workshop will help you to leap over that hurdle with big, expressive gestures that can open the door to a freer and more satisfying painting experience. Big is not necessarily better, but it is useful to push your limitations and to get comfortable working in a large format. We will spend the day drawing and painting with an emphasis on experimentation, freedom and fun. Instructor: Galen cheney.


teChnIqUe & COMPOSItIOn: Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $115. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 5 School St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358,


MOnOtyPeS: Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $115 Location: Helen Day Art Center, 5 School St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358,, experience the fun and spontaneity of creating monotypes without a press. Using water-based paints and plexiglass plates, learn to mix and layer colors, create textural variety using tools, objects and brushes, and how to hand-transfer the image onto paper. You will have time to create, reflect on your process and learn to loosen up. Instructor: lori Hinrichsen.

heAlInG DAnCe: Sep. 24-Nov. 12, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Weekly on Sat. Cost:

shamanism PAChAKUtI MeSA trADItIOnS: Cost: $255/weekend. Location: freespriritquest, 980 Elmore Rd., Rt. 12, Worcester. Info: The Heart of the Healer Foundation, Thomas Mock, 828-817-5034, thomas.mock1444@, heartofthehealer. org. Receive personal healing as participants are guided in the use of time-honored Peruvian shamanic rituals and ceremony. learn how to create your own sacred altar for self-exploration, empowerment and transformation. cultivate a relationship with the unseen world on your path of expanding possibilities.

spirituality the AfterlIfe JOUrney Of the SOUl: Oct. 5-Nov. 2, 7-9 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $75/course. Location: 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury. Info: Sue, 244-7909. Where do we go after we leave the physical plane? carl Jung and a wide variety of spiritual traditions are clear that the soul’s journey does not end at death. learn why Jung felt it is essential to have a sense of what to expect after we die. led by sue Mehrtens.

tai chi SnAKe-Style tAI ChI ChUAn: Beginner classes Sat. mornings & Wed. evenings. Call to view a class. Location: Bao Tak Fai Tai Chi Institute, 100 Church St., Burlington. Info: 8647902, 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. yAnG-Style tAI ChI: Beginner’s class, Wed., 5:30. All levels class on Sat., 8:30 a.m. Cost: $16/class. Location: Vermont Tai Chi Academy & Healing Center, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Turn right into driveway immediately after the railroad tracks. Located in the old Magic Hat Brewery building. Info: 318-6238. Tai chi is a slow-moving martial art that combines deep breathing and graceful movements to produce the valuable effects of relaxation, improved concentration, improved balance, a decrease in blood pressure and ease in the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Janet Makaris, instructor.

Classes, Fine Art, Faux Finishes, Murals Maggie Standley 233.7676

AWeSOMe Art ClASSeS fOr tOtS, yOUth & ADUltS: Location: wingspan Studio, 4A Howard St., Burlington. Info: maggiestandley@ Toddler art, French & Movement: Wednesdays, October 5-November 9, 9-10:30 a.m., $120, ages 2-5. Youth after school art Workshop: Thursdays, september 29-December 21, 3-5 p.m., $220, ages 6-14. adult Painting studio Workshop in Oils & acrylics: Thursdays, september 29-December 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $240. fAntAStIC frenCh fOr yOUth & ADUltS: Location: wingspan Studio, 4A Howard St., Burlington. Info: Maggie Standley, maggiestandley@ Group classes listed here. Private lessons also available. Toddler art, French & Movement: Wednesdays, October 5-November 9, 9-10:30 a.m., $120, ages 2-5. Youth after school French: Tuesdays, september 27-December 19, 3-5 p.m., $220, ages 6-14. adult Intermediate French: Tuesdays, september 27-December 19, 5:30-7 p.m., $175. adult Beginner/ advanced Beginner: saturdays, October 1-December 17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., $200.

women CrAftInG the feMInIne COntAIner: Oct. 6-27, 7-9 p.m., Weekly on Thu. Cost: $85/person, $15/supplies. Location: Seminary Art Center, Route 100, Waterbury. Info: Sara, 888-3802. Using the metaphor of bowls as feminine containers, we form ourselves into the women we want to be. No experience with pottery necessary. led by sara Waskuch and Natasha Bogar.

writing CAllIGrAPhy: Oct. 5-Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Weekly on Wednesday. Cost: $125/class, $25/materials fee. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 5 School St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358,, helenday. com. learn the fundamentals and basics of calligraphy and the italic hand. students will learn common terminology, new perspectives on the alphabet, the basic lettering applications for lower- and uppercase, how to use an assortment of tools, a brief history of lettering, basic layout and design. Instructor: lydia Batten. WrItInG COACh: Location: Call for location info, Various locations. Info: 225-6415, are you struggling with beginning, continuing, finishing? Do you need tools and rules to keep you working from concept to completion? art really is long, and life really short. Write now is what we have. Thirty years writing and coaching writers in all genres. Free consultation.

yoga BeeCher hIll yOGA: Location: Beecher Hill Yoga, Hinesburg & Charlotte. Info: Beecher Hill Yoga, 482-3191,, Integrative yoga classes are designed for people at all levels of ability and experience. These friendly, noncompetitive classes are taught by master yoga teacher and yoga therapist laura Wisniewski. Receive individual attention and instruction in each class. Beecher Hill Yoga has been offering private and group yoga for over 15 years. eVOlUtIOn yOGA: $14/class, $130/ class card. $5-$10 community classes. Location: Evolution Yoga, Burlington. Info: 864-9642, yoga@evolutionvt. com, evolution’s certified teachers are skilled with students ranging from beginner to advanced. We offer classes in Vinyasa, anusara-inspired, Kripalu and Iyengar yoga. Babies/kids classes also available! Prepare for birth and strengthen postpartum with pre-/postnatal yoga, and check out our thriving massage practice. Participate in our community blog: lAUGhInG rIVer yOGA: Classes $515. Discount packages avail. Location: Laughing River Yoga, Chace Mill, suite 126, Burlington. Info: 343-8119, Yoga changes the world through transforming individual lives. Transform yours with Jivamukti, Kripalu, Kundalini, Vajra, Yin, Vinyasa and Yoga Trance Dance taught by experienced and compassionate instructors. Meet spiritual radical Jill satterfield, October 1 and 2, and internationally renowned Prana Flow yoga instructor simon Park, November 11-13. yOGA VerMOnt: Location: Yoga Vermont, 113 Church St., 4th floor, Burlington. Info: 238-0594, Practice. exercise. Meditation. Devotion. self-discipline. Freedom. StUDIOM nOW OPen In VerGenneS: Cost: $13/single class, $110/10-class card, $120/unlimited month. Location: studioM Yoga, 179 Main Street, Vergennes. Info: Michelle LaJoice, 777-0098,, Yoga for everybody and level of practice; our teachers offer a variety of creative classes, including little & afterschool Yogis, $5 community class, Vinyasa, Power lunch Flow, Nosara, and more. Give yoga a try or restart your practice, and your first class is free! yOGA At the AyUrVeDIC Center: Sep. 26-Oct. 17, Weekly on Mon., Thu. Cost: $14/drop-in rate, or pay by the series to save. Location: Ayurvedic Center of Vermont, 34 Oak Hill Rd., Williston Village. Info: The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont, Allison Morse, 872-8898,, Two new classes. Hatha yoga with allison Morse is a gently flowing class open to beginners and regular practitioners. Kundalini yoga with sarab Kaur is a dynamic class utilizing pranayama, mantra, meditation and asana to cleanse and rejuvenate body and mind. see our website for exact dates and times.

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VISCerAl teChnIqUeS, 16 CeUS: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., Oct. 29, & Sun., Oct. 30. Cost: $275/16 CEUS ($250 if paid in full by Oct. 1). Location: Touchstone Healing Arts, Burlington. Info: Dianne Swafford, 734-1121, This ortho-bionomy class is taught only by advanced instructors. learn about the


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VerMOnt nInJUtSU: Tue. & Thu. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sun. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $80/mo. Location: Elements of Healing, 21 Essex Way, suite 109, Essex Jct. Info: 825-6078, an ancient art with modern applications, Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu comprises nine samurai and ninja battlefield schools. Training includes physical conditioning, natural awareness, spiritual refinement, armed and unarmed combat.

leArn tO MeDItAte: Meditation instruction available Sunday mornings, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., or by appointment. The Shambhala Cafe meets the first Saturday of each month for meditation and discussions, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. An Open House occurs every third Wednesday evening of each month, 7-9 p.m., which includes an intro to the center, a short dharma talk and socializing. Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 So. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 658-6795, 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.

$160/8-wk. session. Location: Chace Mill, 1 Mill St., suite 312, Burlington. Info: Turnstone Associates in Psychotherapy & Expressive Arts Therapy, Luanne Sberna, 863-9775, a therapistled class for women recovering from depression, anxiety, trauma, or food or other addictions. No previous dance experience is needed to engage in this process of integrating sensation, feeling, thought and action. Join us in freeing your authentic, expressive self, and uniting mind, body and spirit.


VInG tSUn KUnG fU: Mon. & Wed., 5:30-7:30. Cost: $90/mo. Location: Robert Miller Center, 130 Gosse Ct., Burlington. Info: MOY TUNG KUNG FU, Nick, 318-3383, KUNGFU.VT@GMAIL. COM, MOYTUNGVT.COM. Traditional Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu. learn a highly effective combination of relaxation, center line control and economy of motion. Take physical stature out of the equation; with the time-tested Ving Tsun system, simple principles work with any body type. Free introductory class.

meditation, helenday. com. explore a variety of experimental techniques using either watercolor or acrylics. On different types of papers you will create textures, shapes, lines, colors and forms. These will then be applied to designing successful compositions focusing on abstract relationships. The compositions can be either abstract or have representational content. The importance of good design in structuring successful compositions will be stressed. Instructor: lisa Forster Beach.

VerMOnt BrAZIlIAn JIU-JItSU: 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, Julio@, 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 self-confidence. 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.

relationship of emotions with internal organs. areas covered in this class include liver, lung and gall bladder flushes, pelvic/uterus balancing, diaphragm and pancreas releases, as well as tips on dealing with hiatal hernias. No prerequisites required.

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Mark LeGrand is living, and writing, clean BY D AN BO L L E S






n “Let’s Go Downtown Tonight,” the closing track of his most recent record, Cold New England Town, Montpelierbased songwriter Mark LeGrand spins a bleary-eyed lament of whiskey-soaked desperation. “Trying to satisfy all our desires is like trying to dry our clothes in the rain,” he croons over a woozy roadhouse swing beat. It’s one of several instances on that 2006 album in which the country singer examines the fl eeting triumph — and inevitable tragedy — of nights spent staring down the bottom of a bottle. The peril of drugs and alcohol has been fodder for country music since the dawn of the genre. In that regard, LeGrand is no diff erent from idols such as Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings or Hank Williams. However, unlike many other songwriters informed by vintage and outlaw country, LeGrand doesn’t drink. In fact, he hasn’t had a drop in 25 years. This Saturday, September 24, LeGrand and his band, the Lovesick Bandits, will play the Vermont SoberFest 2011 at the Capital City Grange in Berlin. The show, which also features local acts Rob Meehan, the Tim Brick Band, Mano Malo and DSY, is a benefi t for Friends of Recovery Vermont and is one of several similar events around the country celebrating September as National Recovery Month. Legrand, 59, was born to a workingclass family in suburban Connecticut.

He moved with his family to tiny West Arlington, Vermont, in 1967 — a culture shock he is fond of describing as “like moving into a Norman Rockwell painting.” Or, in less charitable terms, “boring.” He says his refuge from rural monotony and redneck small-mindedness was a transistor radio that picked up broadcasts from Boston and New York. Music became his outlet. “I had no interest in much of anything else beyond music,” he says. As a teenager, LeGrand taught him-

who has followed rock history knows, that way of life eventually takes a toll. By the time he reached his mid-thirties, LeGrand had drunk his fill. “You can get into this fantasy world as a musician,” he explains. “Especially as a country musician, [drinking] is what we do. It’s a job where it’s almost expected that you drink,” he continues. “I got sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Around the same time, one of LeGrand’s songwriting idols, Waylon Jennings, was confronting his own sub-

I got sick and tired of BEING SICK AND TIRED. MAR K L E GR AND

self to play bass guitar by listening to Blood, Sweat and Tears records. He soon began playing in bands, which eventually led him to the roadhouse dives that once dotted Route 22 in nearby New York state — where, at the time, the drinking age was 18. “Right out of high school I was working fi ve nights a week playing music,” he recalls. LeGrand played in a country band that performed mostly at American Legion halls and town granges, as well as a soul and R&B act that played bars. “It was fun,” he continues. “We played honky tonk bars. And we drank. A lot.” LeGrand lived the rock-and-roll lifestyle for the next decade. But, as anyone

stance abuse, cocaine addiction, which he documented in the songs “Working Without a Net” and “Will the Wolf Survive.” Jennings got sober in 1984, and his success inspired LeGrand. In place of drinking, LeGrand turned to a new addiction: songwriting. “I wrote mostly for therapeutic reasons,” he says, adding that alcoholism runs in his family. “It just felt so good to write. I got hooked on that.” As evidenced in songs such as “Let’s Go Downtown Tonight” and numerous others throughout his catalog, LeGrand mines his drinking days for material. He says sobriety has given him a clearer perspective about his experiences and

allowed him to play the role of storyteller. “You write about it because you experienced it, that’s why it can be powerful,” he says. “But you don’t have to keep hitting yourself in the head with a hammer to write about how it feels to hit yourself in the head with a hammer.” While he often chronicles the pitfalls of alcoholism in vivid detail, he says he is careful not to be preachy or judgmental. “People get confused and think recovery is about giving up a right,” he says. “It’s really just a personal decision that comes from personal experience.” LeGrand experienced his addiction as an “on and off switch.” He says he would go months at a time without drinking. But when he inevitably hit the bottle again, he hit it hard. “I couldn’t just have a couple. It was all or nothing,” he says. Eventually, he chose the latter option. “I haven’t had a hangover since,” he says with a chuckle. “And I have a lot more money in my pocket.” LeGrand equates his addiction to that of cigarette smokers. “I don’t think you’ll fi nd a lot of people who would say they’re glad they smoke cigarettes,” he says. “But it’s a part of your brain that takes over, and the addiction becomes bigger than you. Eventually, you have to fi gure out who is really running the show.”  Mark LeGrand and the Lovesick Bandits play the Vermont SoberFest 2011 at the Capital City Grange in Berlin on Saturday, September 24, 5 p.m. $10/20. AA.


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Another week, another full plate of Irene benefits. Let’s dig in. The main event is undoubtedly “The Brave Little State” at the Higher Ground Ballroom this Friday, September 23. The show

features a collection of local talent, including GRace potteR & the noctuRnaLs protégés chaMBeRLin — more on GPN in a sec — Burlington’s sons of death, RouGh FRancis, allstar indie-folk collective the Wee FoLkestRa, folk rockers the aMida BouRBon pRoJect and — who else? — dJ disco phantoM. The show will also offer a glimpse of the local comedy scene, with comedian pat Lynch hosting. Meanwhile in Wilmington, Vermont, we have “Floodstock,” a homegrown benny that bills itself as “Music to save a town.” No pressure. The twoday fest takes place at various venues around Wilmington and features eight regional and local bands, including the BoxcaR LiLies, entRain, MisteR dix, the MiLes Band, Mass aiR FLoW, castLe, shaWn tooLey, John BRaziLe and — my personal favorite — Wilmington’s own JeFF caMpBeLL & the honeyBadGeRs. Who says honeybadger don’t give a shit? For more info on Floodstock, check out In other news, last week, Grace and her merry band of


rootsy sensitive-guy-pop sensations G. Love & speciaL sauce (Saturday, September 24) and indie rock upstarts okkeRviL RiveR (Sunday, September 25), whose new album on Jagjaguwar Records, I Am Very Far, is friggin’ awesome. Seriously, that record is a slice of cinematic pop genius. While the marquee acts are noteworthy, I’m more interested in the undercard for each show. Local pornprog rockers Japhy RydeR open for RJD2 on Friday. I caught Japhy earlier this summer at the Magic Hat/Big Heavy World fest jamming with local MC Face one and came away seriously impressed. I’m betting you will, too. Saturday’s slate features some bands I’m curious to check out, including Bostonbased indie-Americana outfit kinGsLey FLood, Jersey-based indie rockers RiveR city extension and Providencebased alt-country act Joe FLetcheR & the WRonG Reasons. But I’m most intrigued by MaRiachi eL BRonx, a punkmariachi hybrid — yes, you read that correctly — from southern California. I’m picturing a Latin GoGoL BoRdeLLo. Sunday gets underway with our old friends — and honorary Vermonters — the touGhcats from the tiny island of North Haven, Maine. Nice to see you again, gents. The regional theme continues with New Hampshire indie outfit tan vaMpiRes, whom Okkervil fans will undoubtedly dig. Also of note on Sunday are apoLLo Run, an indie band from NYC who — I swear I’m not making this up — wrote a song, “Charlie Sheen’s Got Tiger Blood, Man,” with lyrics composed entirely of Sheen’s infamous Twitter rants. Really. But wait, there’s more. While the majority of


We interrupt our regularly scheduled roundup of the week’s Irene flood-relief benefit shows to bring you breaking news on an unusual outdoor fest set to invade Burlington this weekend: the Nor’easter Sports and Music Festival. (Don’t worry, we’ll get to the flood bennys in the next bite, I promise.) I know, I know. You thought the outdoor music festival season was over. Me, too. After all, this Friday is the first day of fall, which means that it’s felt like fall in Vermont for the last few weeks, which means it could well be winter by this weekend. (Why do we live here again?) Anyway, before we close the book on outdoor fests until next spring — only, like, nine months away! — let’s bundle up and rock out one last time, shall we? As you may have inferred by its name, Nor’easter is a celebration of both music and sports — specifically, outdoor adventure sports like rock climbing. On the surface, it might seem a strange pairing. Personally, I like my healthy pursuits and my debauched rocking pursuits kept strictly separate. Although, it occurs to me that I really don’t have many healthy pursuits … hmm. I should probably do something about that. Anyway … As this is (theoretically) a music column, I’ll leave the jock-y stuff to someone else and focus on the music lineup, which has a little something for everyone and includes a fair number of local acts, to boot. The fest’s major headliners, all appearing at Burlington’s Waterfront Park, should be familiar to music fans: innovative hiphop producer and performer RJd2 (Friday, September 23),

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MonoPoLE: Open mic, 8 p.m., Free.

sLiDE brook LoDgE & tavErn: Open mic, 7 p.m., Free. DJ Dakota (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.


51 Main: scottish infusion (celtic), 8 p.m., Free.

burlington area

CLub MEtronoME: 2K Deep Presents: Kuckle up 3 with Lazy Rich, the 2K Deep crew (house), 9 p.m., $10/15. 18+. Franny o's: Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free. HigHEr grounD baLLrooM: mason Jennings, the Pines (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $13/15. AA. HigHEr grounD sHoWCasE LoungE: Ana sia, Eprom, Epcot, the Orator (electronic), 8 p.m., $10/12. AA.

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1/2 LoungE: Rewind with DJ craig mitchell (retro), 10 p.m. CLub MEtronoME: Barrington Levy (reggae), 9 p.m., $25/30. Franny o's: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free.

rusty naiL: Seven Days singles Party, 6:30 p.m., Free.

o'briEn's irisH Pub: DJ Dominic (hip-hop), 9:30 p.m., Free.

HigHEr grounD baLLrooM: infected mushroom (electronica), 9 p.m., $22/25. AA.

MonkEy HousE: i Was Totally Destroying it (rock), 9 p.m., $5. 18+. nECtar's: Hillbilly Humpday, canyonero, the Woedoggies (honkytonk), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. on taP bar & griLL: Paydirt (acoustic rock), 7 p.m., Free. raDio bEan: Ensemble V (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Free. irish sessions, 9 p.m., Free. rED squarE: Funkwagon (funk), 7 p.m., Free. DJ cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free.


HigHEr grounD sHoWCasE LoungE: Paper Diamond, sorry for Partying (electronica), 9 p.m., $12/15. AA.

bagitos: Acoustic Blues Jam, 6 p.m., Free.

LEunig's bistro & CaFé: Paul Asbell & clyde stats (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

CHarLiE o's: Viva Le Vox (psychobilly), 8 p.m., Free.

ManHattan Pizza & Pub: Open mic with Andy Lugo, 10 p.m., Free.

rasPutin's: 101 Thursdays with Pres & DJ Dan (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.


MonoPoLE: Peacock Tunes & Trivia, 5 p.m., Free. MonoPoLE DoWnstairs: Gary Peacock (singer-songwriter), 10 p.m., Free. oLivE riDLEy's: Karaoke with Benjamin Bright and Ashley Kollar, 6 p.m., Free. Therapy Thursdays with DJ NYcE (Top 40), 10:30 p.m., Free. tabu CaFé & nigHtCLub: Karaoke Night with sassy Entertainment, 5 p.m., Free.

champlain valley

rED squarE: DJ Dakota (hip-hop), 8 p.m., Free. A-Dog Presents (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

tHEraPy: Threesome Thursdays with DJ Deuces (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

City LiMits: Karaoke with Let it Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free.

rED squarE bLuE rooM: DJ cre8 (house), 9 p.m., Free.

on tHE risE bakEry: matt schrag and Friends (bluegrass), 8 p.m., Donations.

rí rá irisH Pub: Longford Row (irish), 8 p.m., Free. The Blame (rock), 9 p.m., Free.


tWo brotHErs tavErn: Bud Leeds Dixieland Jazz Ensemble (Dixieland), 7 p.m., Free.

tHE skinny PanCakE: Antara, Jay Burwick (folk), 8 p.m., $5-10 donation.

baCkstagE Pub: Karaoke with steve, 9 p.m., Free.

vEnuE: Karaoke with steve Leclair, 7 p.m., Free.

banana WinDs CaFé & Pub: Leno & Young (acoustic), 7:30 p.m., Free.


CLub MEtronoME: No Diggity: Return to the ’90s (’90s dance party), 9 p.m., $5.


bEE's knEEs: cosa Buena (Latin jazz), 7:30 p.m., Donations. Moog's: Travercaster (rock), 8:30 p.m., Free. tHE sHED rEstaurant & brEWEry: Abby Jenne & the Enablers (rock), 8 p.m., Free.

bagitos: Dave Keller (blues), 6 p.m., Free. tHE bLaCk Door: Anne Weiss (soul), 8 p.m., Free.

burlington area

Franny o's: Area 51 (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free.

grEEn Mountain tavErn: Thirsty Thursday Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free. FRi.23

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MonkEy HousE: sticky Dolls, Dr. Ruckus (rock), 9 p.m., $5.

raDio bEan: Jazz sessions, 6 p.m., Free. shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8 p.m., Free. The unbearable Light cabaret (eclectic), 10 p.m., $3. Kat Wright & the indomitable soul Band (soul), 11 p.m., $3.


Moog's: After the Rodeo (bluegrass), 8:30 p.m., Free.

riMroCks Mountain tavErn: DJ Two Rivers (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

and snarling hooks. The Atlanta-based quartet’s new album, Count Yer Lucky Stars — a follow-up to their

play the Monkey House in Winooski with locals the sHanDiEs and the DutCHMan.


bEE's knEEs: Rapscallion (irish), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

LiFt: DJ Josh Bugbee (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

garage bands clawed their way out of the primordial pop ooze with little more than scrappy guitar lines

glory days of garage rock but remain firmly rooted in the present. This Friday, September 23, Gringo Star

tWo brotHErs tavErn: salsa Night with DJ Hector cobeo, 10 p.m., Free. DJ Jam man (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free.

ParkEr PiE Co.: Val Davis (singersongwriter), 7:30 p.m., Free.

on taP bar & griLL: Blues Flyer (blues), 7 p.m., Free.

2008 debut, All Y’All — brims with punk swagger bolstered by infectious Brit-pop melodies that recall the

on tHE risE bakEry: Open irish session, 8 p.m., Free.

LEunig's bistro & CaFé: Ellen Powell & Lar Duggan (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

nECtar's: Trivia mania with Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., Free. Adam Ezra Group (roots), 10 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.

gringo star

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The fourth and final installment of the AZTEXT’s serial album, Who Cares if We’re Dope? drops this week. To refresh your memory: Rather than release one full-length disc, the Aztext broke the recording up into four parts, with a different producer at the helm of each session. This time around, DUB SONATA tweaks the knobs and faders. We’ll have a review in next week’s issue. (Spoiler: It’s dope). You can download the EP at on Tuesday, September 27. JOE ADLER, the brains behind the rock renaissance at dearly departed Burlington juke joint Parima, will assume booking duties at Radio Bean. His first order


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of business: booking MARCO BENEVENTO to play a four-week Bean residency beginning October 14. Color me impressed.

Bozulich describes the record as inspired “by the forces of rocks, evolution, geology, drugs, boxing, everything-ology and dead stuff that makes the dirt and cement and the trees grow.” Got it? Actually, having heard the record, I’m inclined to agree with her unwieldy assessment. It’s a challenging but fascinating record that, while probably not for everyone, will likely be doubly interesting live. Bozulich will perform with longtime collaborator JOHN EICHENSEER. 

Band Name of the Week:


If ever a name pretty much said it all, it might be this Kentucky-based Americanajazz trio. Seriously. Divine bliss. What more do you need to know? They’ll be at the Bee’s Knees in Morrisville on Wednesday, September 28. Last but not least, Constellation Records artist CARLA BOZULICH (GERALDINE FIBBERS) will play a gig at the Monkey House this Tuesday, September 26, touring in support of a new record, In Animal Tongue, by her experimental punk/ poetry project EVANGELISTA.

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Once again, this week’s totally self-indulgent column segment, in which I share a random sampling of what was on my iPod, turntable, CD player, 8-track player, etc., this week.




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insomniacs announced their own Irene benefit, scheduled for Sunday, October 9, at the Flynn MainStage. Tickets for the show went on sale Tuesday, September 20. So if you’re just finding out about this now, um, put the friggin’ paper down and get in line. And finally, the word on the street is that last week’s PHISH benefit raised 1.2 million bucks for local floodrelief efforts. That’s pretty incredible. But just think how much more could have been raised had we been able to get a cut from the drug trade in the parking lot. It boggles the mind. In all seriousness, thanks to the Phab Four for stepping up. It was a hell of a night — that’s right, I went to, and enjoyed, a Phish show … I’m as shocked as you are — and we appreciate it. Well done, guys.

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HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: The Brave Little State: Chamberlin, Rough Francis, the Wee Folkestra, Amida Bourbon Project, DJ Disco Phantom (rock), 7:30 p.m., $15/20. AA. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Mutemath (electrorock), 8 p.m., $20. AA. JP'S PUB: Dave Harrison's Starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free. LIFT: DJ AJ (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. MARRIOTT HARBOR LOUNGE: Bruce Sklar (jazz), 8:30 p.m., Free. MONKEY HOUSE: AM Presents: Gringo Star, the Shandies, the Dutchmen (garage rock), 9 p.m., $8. NECTAR'S: Matt Graham Quartet (jazz), 5 p.m., Free. Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., Free. Start Making Sense, the Great White Capps (Talking Heads cover band), 9 p.m., $5. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Too Tight Trio (blues), 5 p.m., Free. Justice (rock), 9 p.m., Free. RADIO BEAN: Amy Collins (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Free. Steve Hartmann (singer-songwriter), 9 p.m., Free. Tara Vaughan & Jessica Errett (singer-songwriters), 9:30 p.m., Free. RASPUTIN'S: DJ ZJ (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $3. RED SQUARE: Jamie Kent (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., Free. Jamie McLean Band (rock), 9 p.m., $5.

RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Stavros (house), 10 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. THE SKINNY PANCAKE: Flat Top Trio (bluegrass), 8 p.m., $5-10 donation.

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: The Jesters (rock), 10 p.m., $3.


BEE'S KNEES: Broken String (bluegrass), 7:30 p.m., Donations. MATTERHORN: Butterbeans (string band), 9 p.m., $5.

VENUE: Stride Hits the Runway (fashion show), 6:30 p.m., $15.

MOOG'S: PMP (reggae), 9 p.m., Free.


RIMROCKS MOUNTAIN TAVERN: Friday Night Frequencies with DJ Rekkon (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

THE BLACK DOOR: Primate Fiasco (Dixieland), 9:30 p.m., Free. CHARLIE O'S: Jeanne & the Hi-Tops (rock), 10 p.m., Free. Doll Fight!, the Natch, the Rewd Onez (punk), 10 p.m., Free. GREEN MOUNTAIN TAVERN: DJ Jonny P (Top 40), 9 p.m., $2. POSITIVE PIE 2: Durians (electro-acoustic), 10:30 p.m., $5. THE RESERVOIR RESTAURANT & TAP ROOM: DJ Slim Pknz All Request Dance Party (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free. TUPELO MUSIC HALL: Tupelo Night of Comedy: PJ Walsh, Dennis Ross (standup), 8 p.m., $17.

champlain valley

51 MAIN: Jazz Jam, 7 p.m., Free. Reggae Night with Selecta D-Ro, 10 p.m., Free. CITY LIMITS: Top Hat Entertainment Dance Party (Top 40), 9 p.m., Free. ON THE RISE BAKERY: Abby's Agenda (rock), 8 p.m., Donations.

Chill Out Yeah, yeah.

RUSTY NAIL: Funkwagon, Jamie Kent (funk), 10 p.m., $5.


MONOPOLE: Eat Sleep Funk (rock), 10 p.m., Free. OLIVE RIDLEY'S: Benjamin Bright (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., Free. THERAPY: Pulse with DJ Nyce (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $5.


burlington area

BACKSTAGE PUB: Pleasure Dome (rock), 9 p.m., Free.

CLUB METRONOME: Retronome (’80s dance party), 10 p.m., $5. FRANNY O'S: Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Sam Roberts Band, Zeus (rock), 8:30 p.m., $12/14. AA. SAT.24


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are the “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco

Bell” guys, the cheeky underground hip-hop act from Brooklyn who took the hipster SEVENDAYSVT.COM

cognoscenti by storm two years ago with their hilarious debut mixtape, Shut Up, Dude. Dismiss them as mere novelty at your own peril. While they are undoubtedly clever, humorous and entertaining, they’re also legitimately talented rappers, as evidenced by their latest effort — and first proper album release — Relax. Touring in support of that record, Das Racist drop by the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge this Monday,


September 26, with DANNY BROWN and DESPOT.









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Tim Brick, Free to Run (SELF-RELEASED, CD)

carefully, to the song’s chorus, where Hahn’s pure-toned, confident harmony bolsters his partner’s hushed delivery, seeming to both comfort and embolden her. It is elegant and subtle, and the first beautiful moment on a record full of them. To wit … “Some Kind of Dream,” a pleading, love-struck gem, features Mae’s most gripping poetic imagery. The title track is atmospheric alt-country perfection. “I’ll Hear You Calling” sounds as if it were made to fall in love to. “A Sinner’s Prayer” is a hopelessly hopeful lament set to a strolling waltz. The Hahnfronted “My Heart is in Texas” is tender and exquisitely sad. And the delicate, guitar-voice ballad “Falling Overnight” closes the record in a wash of dreamy, heartsick longing. A few years ago, Caitlin Cary and Thad Cockrell released a duet album,

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Begonias, that barely registered a blip on most music fans’ radars — save for the most rabid alt-country aficionados. It’s a shame, since the record was a stunner, a throwback to the golden age of male-female country duets — think George Jones and Tammy Wynette, or, more stylistically accurate, Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. Yesterday bears striking similarities to Cary and Cockrell’s record in that both reveal a rare synchronicity between musical partners. Individually, Mae and Hahn are impressive and compelling. When they join forces, they are transcendent, as if their voices were made for each other.


Before we begin, I’d like to apologize to Lila Mae and Jeff Hahn. You released your debut album, One More Yesterday, at the beginning of the summer, and since then, my copy has sat buried under an ever-growing pile of local CDs, patiently awaiting review. I am so sorry that it’s taken me this long to write about your record. Because it’s a stunning album that local folk audiences should be devouring, especially now as the final exhalations of summer yield to the steely melancholy of fall. Album opener “Broken Bell” sets the record’s heavyhearted yet wistful tone. A brooding piano ripples alongside a gentle acoustic guitar as Mae gorgeously intones lyrics, her voice barely rising above a melodic whisper. The intensity builds, ever so

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On his 2009 debut, Borderline, central Vermont songwriter Tim Brick introduced himself to local audiences as a genuine blue-collar bard. The record portrayed Brick as a classic countryrock enigma: a roadhouse roughneck with a heart of gold. His recently released sophomore follow-up, Free to Run, furthers that dichotomy with 13 tracks that bristle with bar-band twang yet are tempered by a surprising vulnerability. The record opens on “Kickin Back,” an efficient little country-rock nugget that ably captures the small pleasures of, well, kicking back after a long day — ideally with a cold beer in hand on the front porch. “Nothin’ to do on this hot afternoon, but to sit down and have me a drink. / I’ve been workin’ real hard and feelin’ tired, I need a little space to think.” Those looking for lyrical profundity would do well to look elsewhere. But the simple honesty in Brick’s drawling delivery is appealing and relatable. Throughout the record, Brick straddles, and often blurs, the line between country sentimentality and badass rock swagger. As in his debut album, however, he is at his best in his twangier moments. “Hard Times On Easy Street,” for example, lopes along with a breezy back-road lilt, highlighted by Jim Pitman’s subtle pedal-steel lines. The following cut, “Spinning My Wheels,” cruises with mid-tempo alt-country sweetness and is notable for

some truly impressive Flying Burrito Brothers-esque harmonies. “300 Miles” is an album highlight, a classic wandering-lonesome-cowboy tune with still more excellent pedal work — this time courtesy of Rich Lester. A few of Brick’s rock-styled cuts are clear album lows, including “Cold Hard Truth,” in which his direct wordplay devolves into middling cliché. But Brick doesn’t always struggle when he switches gears into more straightforward rock. Several tunes, including the title track, the snarling fist-pumper “It’s A Good Thing” and the steamy blues-rocker “Two Hands On the Wheel,” suggest Brick is just as comfortable in his black T-shirt as he is his cowboy boots. Tim Brick won’t bowl you over with poetic or artful lyrics. And he’s not breaking any molds, musically. But he doesn’t have to. What he does, he does exceedingly well, and Free to Run is as solid a take on blue-collar rock and country as you’ll find in Vermont. Tim Brick plays the Vermont SoberFest 2011 at the Capital City Grange in Berlin, Vermont, on Saturday, September 24.

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JP's Pub: Dave Harrison's Starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free. Lift: DJ EfX (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. Manhattan Pizza & Pub: Prana, Rumble Dog (rock), 9 p.m., Free. Marriott Harbor Lounge: Andy Moroz (jazz), 8:30 p.m., Free. Monkey House: Rew & Who? Vermont Edition, 7 p.m., Free. Doll Fight!, the Natch, the Rewd Onez (punk), 9:30 p.m., $5. Nectar's: Bern Gallery Pipe Classic, 3:30 p.m., Free. Fear Nuttin' Band, Dr. Doom Orchestra, Fink (reggae), 9 p.m., $5. On Tap Bar & Grill: Last Kid Picked (rock), 9 p.m., Free. Radio Bean: Quincy Mumford (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Free. Sarah Blacker (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Free. Emma Sky & Friends (singer-songwriters), 9 p.m., Free. Tallgrass Getdown (bluegrass), 10 p.m., Free. 2nd Agenda (rebel folk), 11:30 p.m., Free. Rasputin's: Nastee (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. Red Square: DJ Raul (salsa), 5 p.m., Free. Andrew Parker-Renga (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., Free. Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band (soul), 9 p.m., $5. DJ A-Dog (hip-hop), 11:30 p.m., $5. The Skinny Pancake: Kingsley Flood, Brett Randell (singersongwriter, Americana), 8 p.m., $5-10 donation. Venue: Mesa (country), 9 p.m., $5.




The Black Door: Cats Under the Stars (Jerry Garcia Band tribute), 9:30 p.m., Free.

Monopole: Eat Sleep Funk (rock), 10 p.m., Free. Tabu Café & Nightclub: All Night Dance Party with DJ Toxic (Top 40), 5 p.m., Free. Therapy: Weekend Groove with Slim Willy and lee Wilkie (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $5/7. 18+.

burlington area

Two Brothers Tavern: Roadside Mystic (rock), 10 p.m., $3.


Bee's Knees: Open Mic, 7:30 p.m., Free. Matterhorn: PMP (reggae), 9 p.m., $5. The Meeting House: Mellow Yellow (rock), 7:30 p.m., $15. Moog's: Carol Jones Band (country), 9 p.m., Free. Parker Pie Co.: Oktoberfest with Gypsy West (gypsy jazz), 5 p.m., Free.

Higher Ground Showcase Lounge: Burlap to Cashmere (folk rock), 7:30 p.m., $10. AA. Leunig's Bistro & Café: Cody Sargent Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. Manhattan Pizza & Pub: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 10 p.m., Free.

Monkey House: The Lepers, Deleted Scenes (rock), 9 p.m., $5. 18+.

Nectar's: Hillbilly Humpday: Something With Strings, Bear Pickins (bluegrass), 9 p.m., $5/10. 18+.

Nectar's: Mi Yard Reggae Night with Big Dog & Demus, 9 p.m., Free.

On Tap Bar & Grill: Pine Street Jazz, 7 p.m., Free.

Radio Bean: Old Time Sessions (old-time), 1 p.m., Free. Anne Weiss (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Free.

Radio Bean: Ensemble V (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Free. Irish Sessions, 9 p.m., Free. Woeful Lonelies (folk), 6 p.m., Free.

Red Square: Whiskey Likkers (country), 8 p.m., Free.

Red Square: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free. Dr. Ruckus (rock), 7 p.m., Free.



Parker Pie Co.: Open Mic, 7:30 p.m., Free.

City Limits: Dance Party with DJ Earl (Top 40), 9 p.m., Free.

Franny O's: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free.

Higher Ground Showcase Lounge: Dark Dark Dark, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Pillars & Tongues (indie), 7:30 p.m., $10/12. AA.

champlain valley

51 Main: Yuki Takeda & Friends (groove), 9 p.m., Free.

burlington area

1/2 Lounge: Rewind with DJ Craig Mitchell (retro), 10 p.m.

Higher Ground Ballroom: Marc Broussard, Scars on 45, Chic Gamine (rock), 7:30 p.m., $15. AA.

Bee's Knees: Sarah Blacker (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

Ye Olde England Inne: Corey Beard, Dan Liptak and Dan Haley (jazz), 11:30 a.m., Free.


The Skinny Pancake: Shannon Hawley (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $5-10 donation.

wed.21 // Barrington Levy [reggae]

Time Out

Barrington Levy

released his first single in 1977, when he

was just 14 years old. Since then, he has become one of Jamaica’s most respected, successful and influential dancehall stars, serving as a pillar of Jamaican reggae in each successive decade. Now something of a genre godfather, the singer has 29 albums to his name but says his 30th, the star-studded, soon-to-be-released It’s About Time, will be his last. All good things must come to an end. So catch Levy while you can this Wednesday, September 21, at Club Metronome.

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Higher Ground Showcase Lounge: Das Racist, Danny Brown, Despot (hip-hop), 8:30 p.m., $15/17. AA. Monkey House: Carla Bozulich & John Ecihenseer (experimental pop), 9 p.m., $5. 18+. Carla Bozulich & John Ecihenseer (experimental pop), 9 p.m., $5. 18+.

Roadside Tavern: DJ Diego (Top 40), 9 p.m., Free.

Nectar's: Metal Mondays with Nefarious Frenzy (metal), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.

Rusty Nail: Liquid Blue, the Move It Move It (Afro-pop), 10 p.m., $5.

On Tap Bar & Grill: Open Mic with Wylie, 7 p.m., Free.


Bagitos: Acoustic Blues Jam, 6 p.m., Free. Gusto's: Open Mic with John Lackard, 9 p.m., Free.

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City Limits: Karaoke with Let It Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free. Good Times Café: Mike Dowling (singer-songwriter), 8:30 p.m., $15. On the Rise Bakery: Open Bluegrass Session, 8 p.m., Free.

Therapy: Mick Foley (standup), 6 p.m., $20.




Club Metronome: Black to the Future (urban jamz), 10 p.m., Free.

Tupelo Music Hall: Donna the Buffalo, Richie Stearns (roots), 8 p.m., $23.

Two Brothers Tavern: Monster Hits Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.

Moog's: Open Mic/Jam Night, 8:30 p.m., Free.

1/2 Lounge: Funhouse with DJs Rob Douglas, Moonflower & Friends (house), 10 p.m., Free.

The Skinny Pancake: Justin Levinson (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $5-10 donation.

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51 Main: Quizz Night (trivia), 7 p.m., Free.

Bee's Knees: Last October (acoustic), 7:30 p.m., Donations.


The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room: Something With Strings (bluegrass), 10 p.m., Free.

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Radio Bean: Open Mic, 8 p.m., Free. Red Square: Rick Redington (rock), 8 p.m., Free. Hype ’Em (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free. Rozzi's Lakeshore Tavern: Trivia Night, 8 p.m., Free. Ruben James: Why Not Monday? with Dakota (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.


Bagitos: Open Mic, 7 p.m., Free.


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1/2 Lounge: Turntable Tuesday with DJ Kanga (turntablism), 10 p.m., Free. Club Metronome: Bass Culture with DJs Jahson & Nickel B (dubstep), 9 p.m., Free. Leunig's Bistro & Café: Juliet McVicker (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. Monkey House: Dewey Drive Band, Slick Martha's Hot Club (gypsy jazz), 8 p.m., $5. Monty's Old Brick Tavern: Open Mic, 6 p.m., Free. Nectar's: Ray and Russ, Shady Alley (groove), 9 p.m., $3/5. 18+.

On Tap Bar & Grill: Trivia with Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., Free. Radio Bean: Gua Gua (psychotropical), 6 p.m., Free. Lee MacDougall & Albert Aguilar (singer-songwriters), 8 p.m., Free. Honky-Tonk Sessions (honky-tonk), 10 p.m., $3. Red Square: Upsetta International with Super K (reggae), 8 p.m., Free.


Charlie O's: Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free. Slide Brook Lodge & Tavern: Tattoo Tuesdays with Andrea (jam), 5 p.m., Free.

Bee's Knees: Troubadours of Divine Bliss (Americana), 7:30 p.m., Donations. Moog's: Jason Wedlock (singersongwriter), 8:30 a.m., Free. The Shed Restaurant & Brewery: Eames Brothers Band (mountain blues), 8 p.m., Free.


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art Listening to Landscapes Bunny Harvey at Korongo Gallery


usical compositions often evoke visual images, so why shouldn’t paintings be able to depict sounds? And scents and textures? Wassily Kandinsky, generally considered the fi rst great abstract painter, did seek to make his work appealing to the ears as well as to the eyes. In fact, there’s a theory that Kandinsky (1866-1944) had a neurological condition known as synaesthesia, a sort of overlapping of the senses in which colors are perceived as sounds and vice versa. Bunny Harvey may be another synaesthete. In a show at the Korongo Gallery in Randolph entitled “Listening/ Vermont,” this profi cient and inspired artist presents a suite of paintings that, she says, conjure not just the chatter of birds and the buzz of insects, but also the bouquet of new-mown hay and the squish of meadow mud between her toes. Harvey notes on her website that her work has come to be focused on “unseen elements of landscape.” The titles she’s given to some of the 22 works in this strong show — “Whispering Apple,” “Garden: Textured Harmonies,” “Pond With Blue Zings” — make her intentions explicit. Even the segment of her audience that doesn’t readily “hear” paintings or respond to them in tactile or olfactory ways will fi nd it possible to interpret the windblown wisps zipping across a canvas as Harvey’s expression of the hum, as well as the fl ight path, of a dragonfl y. We also twig the conceit that a splotch of green is meant to convey the smell and feel of grass, not just its appearance. Whether Harvey succeeds in giving her landscapes more than a visual dimension will be up to individual gallerygoers to determine. But it ultimately doesn’t matter if the work fails to speak, literally, to those who encounter it. Paint is still paint, and in that medium, Harvey’s success is not in doubt. Her credentials are certainly in or-

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der. Born in New York in 1946, Harvey earned an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and in 1974 was awarded the much-coveted Rome Prize in painting, which enabled her to study and work for two years at the American Academy in Rome. She was represented from 1989 to 2010 by the venerable but fi nancially challenged Berry-Hill Galleries on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. And Harvey, who lives part-time in Randolph, has taught art at Wellesley College for the past 35 years. Her studies in the esoteric fi eld of

particle physics may off er further insight into Harvey’s art. The world appears to enter her consciousness at the subatomic level, compelling this painter of readily recognizable Vermont scenes to try to capture the essences of trees, rivers and skies. That may help explain why Harvey’s unpeopled paintings can seem so mysterious, so probing. Why, for example, do some works include fl oating or thrusting rectangular forms? They can dominate a painting, as in “Frank Gave Me a Blue Mountain” (pictured), in which the outline of a thick column serves to highlight the central section of an otherwise representational work. At other times, the forms are more discreet. In the exquisitely colored “Realizaton,” for example, thin shafts look like light beams rather than geometric apparitions. In a grouping of 10 smaller pieces, Harvey heads in an abstract direction, most beautifully in “Moon With Barred Owl Song,” a melancholy medley of color and light. These oils on panel of identical size are painted on their sides as well as on the usual picture plane, much in the all-over manner of the elegant English abstractionist Howard Hodgkin, who also gives his painterly reveries titles suggestive of nature scenes. In the Korongo show, Harvey abruptly shifts moods along with media. “Kelsey Mountain Light,” a charcoal-and-pastel composition on paper, summons up a glowering sky and skeletal trees. And “Affi nity, the Maple,” made with sumi ink on gessoed paper, includes calligraphic slashes that enhance the Japonaiserie effect. Here, leaves encircle a white emptiness — or, in the eyes of those who view a glass as half full, perhaps Harvey’s image is an opening leading into light. Synaesthetes may hear, feel or smell other possibilities, as well.  K EV I N J . K EL L EY Bunny Harvey, “Listening/Vermont,” Korongo Gallery, 18 Merchants Row, Randolph. On view through October 12.

Art ShowS

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Abby MAnock: Visitors can watch the artist, whose style ranges from drawings and sculptures to large-scale interactive and game-like performance projects, work in a "Fish bowl" studio as part of a two-month residency. Through october 31 at shelburne Art Center. info, 985-3648. Alice Murdoch: "private pleasures," oil paintings that focus on the complicated role of food in women's lives. Through october 1 at Amy e. Tarrant gallery, Flynn Center in burlington. info, 652-4500. AlistAir PArker: "Copper & Fire," torched metal wall hangings by the Vermont artist. Through september 30 at 156 The loft in burlington. info, 497-0556. AMAndA schirMer: Acrylic paintings by the south hero artist. Through september 30 at Vintage Jewelers in burlington. info, 862-2233. 'Art's Alive 2011 FestivAl oF Fine Art Winners' exhibition': work by the winners of the June festival: benjamin barnes, stephen Mease, Kristen l'esperance, brooke Monte and Cricket. Through september 30 at union station in burlington. info, 310-3211. cArl rubino: "in the spirit of a Tree," color photographs manipulated to present the artist's interpretation of the majesty, beauty, sensuousness — as well as "the very soul" — of trees. Through october 2 at Designhaus in burlington. info, 518-946-7302. christoPher J. hArrington: "selected works 2008-2011," work in pen, pencil, sharpie, paint, tape and newspaper, created with the aid of extreme heavy metal and other musical influences. Through september 30 at Red square in burlington. info, 318-2438. corey & Mindy WolFcroWe: work by the burlington artists and jewelry designers. Through september 30 at salaam in burlington. info, 658-8822. 'evolution': original artwork by burton's graphic artists, including greg gossel, hush, bigfoot, Mike giant, sharktoof and more, hung next to their 2012 burton snowboards. by appointment only. Through october 20 at 152 industrial parkway, burton snowboards in burlington. info, 862-4500.

'hoW soon is noW?': Artwork by more than 20 burton employees. Through october 7 at burton Flagship store in burlington. info, 862-4500.

JAMes vogler: "Real estate listings," paintings. Through october 7 at uVM living/learning Center in burlington. info, 656-4200.

kAren dAWson: paintings, drawings and mixed-media work of Vermont and regional motifs. Through september 30 at brownell library in essex Junction. info, 878-6955. lAurA bAuM: watercolors, in the Dining Room; Julie PAveglio: oil paintings, in the bar; tony scArPinAto: paintings, in the greenhouse. Through september 30 at The Daily planet in burlington. info, 862-9647.

'exPosed': helen Day Art Center's 20th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition features local and international artwork, video screenings and performances. Through october 8 at various locations in stowe. Artist video screening: Thursday, september 22, 6 p.m. info, 253-8358. stePhen gorMAn: "Arctic Visions," nature and wildlife photography. Through september 30 at pickering Room, Fletcher Free library in burlington. Talk: saturday, september 24, 2 p.m. info, 865-7211. 'First AnnuAl suds suMMit': Vermont graphic designers, copywriters, web developers and designers, illustrators, and photographers learn about the design association AigA at a private brewery tour and tasting. wednesday, september 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Magic hat brewing Company, south burlington. info, 864-8224. 'verMont WoodWorking design coMPetition': An award ceremony features special guest speaker stephen saint-onge, contributing home editor for Family Circle. saturday, september 24, 6:15 p.m., Jackson house inn, woodstock. info, 747-7900. 'torched!': Torch-worked glass, including earrings, kaleidoscopes and sculptural paperweights, by eric nelson, Chris sherwin, Michael egan, and howard and elizabeth smith; flame-inspired abstract paintings by Tom Merwin. Through september 30 at Frog hollow in burlington. eric nelson leads a glass barrette demonstration and workshop: saturday,

silent Auction & rAFFle: Art on Main's annual fundraiser features a silent auction and a raffle to win an oil painting by Reed A. prescott iii. saturday, september 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Town green, bristol. info, 453-4032. 'big buzz chAinsAW cArving FestivAl': Carvers from across the country compete in hour-long events followed by an auction of their work on saturday. Monday, september 26 10 a.m. sunday, october 2 7 p.m., Mackenzie Field, Chester. info, 'bAM! PoW! coMics deMo': burlington artist greg giordano teaches basic concepts in the art of sequential storytelling and inking. saturday, september 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Artists' Mediums, williston. info, 879-1236.

recePtions 'hAbitAt For Artists': Three 6-by-6-by-8-foot structures, open to the public in downtown stowe, Morrisville and waitsfield, serve as temporary studios for working artists. hosted by helen Day Art Center, Vermont Festival of the Arts and River Arts. Through september 25. participating artists and community members gather for a final tour and brief remarks by project director simon Draper to celebrate the end of the project: saturday, september 24, 5-7 p.m. info, 253-8358. JosePh l. sMongeski: A retrospective of the artist's work. september 24 through 25 at Towle hill studio in Corinth. Reception: saturday, september 24, 4-6 p.m. info,

WAyne lind: watercolors by the artist who splits his time between greensboro, Vt., and his sailboat in Key west. september 24 through october 31 at hangman Framing & Art gallery in hardwick. Reception: saturday, september 24, 2-4 p.m. info, 525-4405. 'MAnhood: MAsculinity, MAle identity And culture': Artwork that examines the gap between culturally constructed expectations of maleness and the identities developed and living choices made by all men (through november 13);'Wylie gArciA: the tulle did her in': Dresses from the artist's year-long project in which she creates and wears one dress per month, embellishing and modifying it during that time (through october 23). At helen Day Art Center in stowe. Reception: Friday, september 23, 6 p.m. info, 8v-Marilyns092111.indd 1 253-8358.

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'systeMs in Art': An exploration of the systems that artists use to establish parameters for their work, to explore spatial relationships, and to invent new grammars and rationalities, on the occasion of ibM's centennial anniversary; ‘Wosene Worke kosroF: PAintings FroM the PAul herzog And Jolene tritt collection’: An exhibit exploring the role of language and graphic systems in the ethiopian-born artist's work. Through December 16 at Fleming Museum, uVM, in burlington. Reception: Thursday, september 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. info, 656-0750.

AlAn lAMbert: "A northern perspective," photographs

'lock, stock And bArrel: the terry tyler collection oF verMont FireArMs': The 106 firearms on display represent a lifetime of collecting and document the history of gunmaking in Vermont from 1790 to 1900; 'PAPerWork in 3d': work by 25 contemporary origami, cut-paper and book artists; 'behind the lens, under the big toP': black-and-white circus photography from the late-1960s by elliot Fenander; 'in FAshion: high style, 1690-2011': Costumes from the museum's permanent collection, plus borrowed works from

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beth PeArson: Abstract paintings by the Vermont artist. september 23 through october 25 at Furchgott sourdiffe gallery in shelburne. Reception: Friday, september 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. info, 985-3848.

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today’s top designers, including Karl lagerfeld, oscar de la Renta, Carolina herrera and balenciaga, among others. Through october 30 at shelburne Museum. info, 985-3346. lynA lou nordstroM & AMAndA vellA: printmaking and mixed-media work by nordstrom; oil paintings by Vella. Through september 30 at wing building in burlington. info, 310-3211.

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bcA suMMer Artist MArket: Juried artists sell their handmade, original fine art and crafts. saturday, september 24, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., burlington City hall park. info, 865-7166.

tAylor PArk Fine Art sAle: work by area artists, as part of the fifth annual Fine wine, beer and Food Festival. proceeds benefit the Franklin County Food shelf. saturday, september 24, 1-4 p.m., Taylor park, st. Albans. info, 524-6135.


Johnnie dAy durAnd: A solo exhibit curated by seAbA. Through november 26 at pine street Deli in burlington. info, 862-9614.

the shelburne Artists MArket: local artists and artisans sell their work on the green. saturday, september 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., shelburne Town offices. info, 985-3648.

of Vermont landscapes. Through october 31 at bent northrop Memorial library in Fairfield. Reception: saturday, september 24, 12-2 p.m. info, 827-3945.


instructors shoWcAse: oil paintings by Kim bombard and lydia littwin, and millinery specialties by wylie sofia garcia; 'teen FAshion shoWcAse': work from this summer's fashion camps. Through september 30 at Davis studio in burlington. info, 425-2700.

september 24, 1-4 p.m. info, 863-6458.

'Fine Art At hoMe With Furniture': work by wilson “snowflake” bentley, Rae harrell, Anne Cady, Rory Jackson, Tracy h. girdler, brook Monte, Aaron stein, ben barnes, shayne lynn and Jonathan Young. Through october 15 at gallery 388 at burlington Furniture Company. info, 862-5056.

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t the Rae Harrell Gallery in Hinesburg, a rainbow of neatly folded wool — ranging from burgundy to chartreuse, plaid to pinstripe, tie-dye to houndstooth — spans an entire wall and nearly steals the show. “I tell you, someone’s going to walk in here and say, ‘I want that wall of wool,’” Harrell says. “And I’ll pack it right up for them.” Luckily for visitors, the year-old gallery, which specializes in fiber art, features much more than raw materials, beginning with Harrell’s own work. The self-taught artist, 64, exhibits paintings, mixed-media sculptures and hooked rugs, all of which are infused with bright colors and a sense of humor. “Fiber is hot right now,” says Harrell. “[The gallery] was jumping this morning. People from Ontario were waiting on the porch when I got here.” On a recent afternoon, it’s the tail end of Harrell’s most recent show, “No Boundaries in Fiber,” and two works from her “Chihuly Folly Series” welcome visitors at the gallery entrance. Squiggling worms of fiber shoot out and around a pair of lamps in the style of the glass artist Dale Chihuly. “I like the dichotomy of soft and hard,” says Harrell. “I love the contrast.”

A sculpture titled “Out of My Mind” looks like the Emerald City, if it were composed of hooked wool-covered Lucite tubes, with feathers shooting from the top like a headdress and a single felt eye keeping tabs on the gallery. “This is what my life generally looks like,” Harrell says with a smirk. She also shows optical-illusion diorama boxes inspired by an old cartoon in which Bugs Bunny peeks his head inside a little tent, which magically contains the entire interior of the Taj Mahal. Look inside a peephole in Harrell’s box “Into the Woods,” and you’ll find a forest landscape that seems to unfold in all directions, thanks to mirrors. Harrell doesn’t just show her own work. Since John Bates at South Burlington’s Black Horse Fine Art Supply began representing her, she says, she has been able to focus on showing other artists. The gallery’s most recent show featured work by Vermont members of the national Surface Design Association, including Eve JacobsCarnahan, a “knitting sculptress”; Karen Henderson, who hand-weaves, dyes and stitches roughly textured landscapes; Diane Shullenberger, who assembles tiny scraps of fabric to create intricate photo-realistic images;

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and sculptor Kevin Donegan. Harrell points out that his sensual, alabaster-and-granite piece called “Lemon Wedge” looks a lot like an integral part of the female anatomy. “Lemon Wedge, my ass,” she jokes. Harrell — who has a thick wave of gray hair and a hot pink shirt that matches her artwork — opened her gallery a year ago in a small strip mall, which is still undergoing renovations. The other tenants are her husband, Loy, who runs an antique store, and the Lighthouse Baptist Church. “I moved in when it was a dump,” says Harrell of the space, which used to house a mobile-home supply shop. These days, it’s warm and welcoming. Harrell and her fiber friends gather there to touch up hooked rugs or just sit around with coffee and chat. Loy wanders in and out throughout the day, and the charismatic Baptists keep things interesting. “They’re rocking on Sundays,” says Harrell, a Buddhist. Harrell grew up in Louisiana — you can hear it in her buttery voice — and has been an artist her whole life. “My mother would give me paper and crayons and say, ‘Go make something,’” she says. In her twenties, she moved out to California to work as an actress — “I

did a lot of waitressing,” she says with a smile — and married a “rock-and-roll guy … You know how that ends.” After her first marriage, Harrell moved to Ohio to deal antiques, which is how she met Loy. They married and moved to Vermont in the early ’80s. Together they raised five children, two of whom have a presence in the gallery. Hillary Harrell lives in Santa Fe, N.M., but her hooked rug full of soaring hearts was included in her mother’s recent show. “She’s in love, and you can see it in this rug,” says her mother. Another daughter, Rebecca Harrell, is depicted in one of Harrell’s own hooked rugs, playing the guitar with a flower in her hair. Rebecca starred in the 1989 movie Prancer and now works as a producer in Hollywood. When asked if she is proud of her daughter’s success, Harrell smiles broadly, but clarifies: “I hate that word, because, you know, it goeth before the fall.” On the afternoon of our visit, Harrell’s friend and fellow rug hooker, Judy Cole, is in the gallery, working on a peacock rug for a November exhibit of the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild at the Shelburne Museum. The two women unfurl the piece on the floor and begin pulling swaths of wool from the rainbow wall, arranging them on the unfinished portion and imagining the result. They agree there’s no better way to spend a rainy afternoon. “This is the business that I always wanted,” Harrell says. “I am truly living the life.” m

Rae Harrell Gallery, 90 Mechanicsville Road, Hinesburg. Open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Info, 482-2076.

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caLL to artists crafters wanted for 4th Annual ‘Holiday Showcase & Craft Fair’ to be held at BFA Fairfax on Saturday, November 19. Info, 782-6874. iart wanted: Contribute your iPad or iPhone art for a show at Village Frame Shoppe and Gallery in St. Albans. Deadline: October 13. Reception: October 21, 6-8 p.m. Info, 524-3699, pictureframer. chandLer’s hoLiday baZaar seeKs artisans The 10th Annual Chandler Artisans’ Bazaar will be held from November 17 through December 21. The committee is accepting submissions of art, crafts and quality food products. A jury process will be held on Tuesday, October 11. Interested artisans are asked to contact the Chandler Gallery for more information and an application form: or 431-0204. vt hiGh schooL student exhibit Call to Vermont high


school photographers: “Ways of Seeing” photography exhibit juried by Shane Lavalette and sponsored by PhotoGarden. Deadline: October 12. verMont throws itseLf toGether Mia Feroleto at the Green + Blue Gallery in Stowe is looking for donated works of art, preferably in media that can be easily shipped, which will be auctioned online to raise money for Vermonters impacted by Tropical Storm Irene. Please send your name, a jpeg of the work, title, medium, size, year created and retail value to greenandbluegallery@gmail. com. Art collectors are invited to donate, as well. Same email address for further info. enGaGe: tourinG exhibit by artists with disabiLities VSA Vermont invites established and emerging Vermont artists with disabilities, ages 18 and older, to participate in this touring showcase. Deadline: September 30. Info, visit vsavt. org/engage. caLLinG for entries Four Corners of the Earth. Juried

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Marc awodey: "An Artist's View," mixed-media work. Through November 30 at Community College of Vermont in Winooski. Info, 654-0513. Marie LaPre Grabon: "Recent Landscapes/ The Northeast Kingdom," mixed-media paintings and charcoal drawings. Through September 30 at North End Studio in Burlington. Info, 863-6713. MeLissa KniGht: Batik fabric collage depicting peacocks, hummingbirds, cardinals, sunflowers, irises and bluebonnets. Through September 30 at Muddy Waters in Burlington. Info, 658-0466.

Mona aGia: Paintings by the Cairo-born artist. Through September 30 at Uncommon Grounds in Burlington. Info, 865-6227.

Patty sGrecci: Mobiles by the Middlebury artist. Through September 30 at Opportunities Credit Union in Burlington. Info, 865-3404 ext. 130.

'Persona': More than 40 juried photographs depicting uncanny, parodied, distorted and in-yourface portraits. Through October 7 at Vermont Photo Space Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction. Info, 777-3686.

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saM hoffMan & vioLeta hinojosa: "Super Ball," photography by Hoffman; "Urban Networks," acrylic and ink paper cutouts by Hinojosa. Through September 30 at Nectar's in Burlington. Info, 658-4771. sePteMber exhibit: Work by Brooke Monte, Benjamin Barnes, Kristen L'Esperance and Alex Dostie, among other Vermont artists. Through October 1 at Dostie Bros. Frame Shop in Burlington. Info, 660-9005. sePteMber show: "Food for Thought," a video created by Ren Walden and Ethan O'Hara; photos by Kimberly Hannaman Taylor; and jewelry, prints, paintings and drawings by Maya Urbanowicz. Through September 30 at The Firefly Collective in Burlington. Info, 660-0754. susan LarKin: Oil paintings of landscapes in and around the Champlain Islands and northern Vermont. Curated by BCA. Through September 30 at Metropolitan Gallery, Burlington City Hall. Info, 865-7166. tatiana yaKusheva: New paintings by the Burlington artist. Through September 30 at Speaking Volumes in Burlington. Info, 540-0107. 'uPcycLe verMont': Artwork made from recycled, reclaimed or repurposed materials. Sponsored by Switchback and cohosted by Nightmare Vermont. Through September 30 at Block Gallery in Winooski. Info, 373-5150.


aLexis KyriaK: "Martha Stewarts," work by the Vermont artist who is inspired by crisp, clean still-life photography. Through October 31 at Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio in Montpelier. Info, 229-4676. 'artists envisioninG tunbridGe: ceLebratinG 250 years of history': Paintings and photographs by more than 20 artists celebrating the town's sestercentennial. A portion of proceeds benefit the library. Through September 23 at Tunbridge Public Library. Info, 889-9404. bunny harvey: "Listening/Vermont," paintings of the Vermont landscape. Through October 12 at Korongo Gallery in Randolph. Info, 728-6788.


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PhiLiP herbison: "Plastic Personae," close-up photographs of dramatic tension in plaster faces. Through September 30 at Artspace 106 at The Men's Room in Burlington. Info, 864-2088.

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PauL boisvert: Color photographs of Burlington, in Gates 1-8; Kit doneLLy: Abstract acrylic and watercolor paintings, in the Skyway; caroLyn hacK: Mixed-media work at the Escalator. Curated by BCA. Through September 30 at Burlington Airport in South Burlington. Info, 865-7166.

MontPeLier’s 24-hour coMics Artists of all abilities and interests are invited to challenge themselves to create a 24-page comic book in 24 hours — from scratch! Join the worldwide phenomenon in Montpelier City Hall, hosted by Trees and Hills comic group and Montpelier Alive. Free. Open to ages 16 and up. Artists bring their own materials and their imaginations! There will be a shorter cartooning workshop for ages 7 to 15 taught by cartoonist Denis St. John at the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Info:


'outdoor excursions': Work by 13 internationally acclaimed artists — including sculpture, video and wall works made of thousands of Icelandic lava chips — curated by Art in America writer Gregory Volk, who aimed to transform the First, Second and Fourth Floor Galleries into his version of a wilderness adventure. Through December 3 at BCA Center in Burlington. Info, 865-7166.

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MeLissa o'brien: "People Doing What They Love to Do," photography by the owner of the Charlotte vintage shop Abel & Lovely. Curated by Art Affair by Shearer. Through September 30 at Shearer Chevrolet in South Burlington. Info, 658-1111.

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darkroom in the 1960s. Through September 30 at Mary's Restaurant at the Inn at Baldwin Creek in Bristol. Info, 453-2432.

Caleb Kenna: "India: Ten Years of Color and Light," photographs reflecting the country's frenetic economic growth and development. Through September 30 at Feick Fine Arts Center, Green Mountain College in Poultney. Info, 287-8926.

Fran bull: "8.15.11," a series of drawings executed in a single day using computer scanning and enlarging techniques, in the Calvin Coolidge Library. Through October 7 at Castleton State College. Info, 468-1266.

Carol MaCDonalD: "Line/Structure/Pattern," prints and mixed-media works exploring patterns created from a single line. Through October 28 at Vermont Supreme Court Lobby in Montpelier. Info, 828-0749.

hannah sessions: Oil paintings by the cocreator of Salisbury's Blue Ledge Farms. Through September 30 at Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury. Info, 458-0098.

Central VerMont art resourCe assoCiation exhibit: Work in a variety of media by more than 20 member artists. Through September 30 at City Center in Montpelier. Info, 279-6349.

'how DiD i Get here?': Recent acquisitions presented within the context of how they came to Middlebury by art history students; 'painteD Metaphors: pottery anD politiCs oF the anCient Maya': Nineteen Chamá polychrome ceramics accompanied by more than 100 objects illustrating Maya daily life, religious ritual and shifts in rulership. Through December 11 at Middlebury College Museum of Art. Info, 443-3168.

Claire Van Vliet: "Paper Works," pulp paintings by the renowned Vermont printmaker. Photo ID required for admission. Through September 30 at Governor's Office Gallery in Montpelier. Info, 828-0749. Corrina thurston: "Magic of Colored Pencil," images of animals, people and flowers by the 21-year-old artist who began drawing after she was diagnosed with a chronic illness. Through October 1 at Espresso Bueno in Barre. Info, 760-8206.

Joan Curtis: "Greener Grass," colored-pencil drawings that conjure up the feeling that a quest is taking place. Through November 2 at Brandon Artists' Guild. Info, 247-4956.

DaViD Garten: "Cuba & Beyond," photographs of Cuba, as well as of the aftermath in the Mad River Valley of Tropical Storm Irene. Through October 10 at Valley Art Foundation Festival Gallery in Waitsfield. Info, 496-6682.

'laKe ChaMplain throuGh the lens': An annual juried show including work by photographers Colin Bristow and Stephen Beattie, among many others. Through October 15 at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes. Info, 475-2022.

'earth FroM spaCe': More than 40 views of the earth as captured by orbiting satellites in an exhibit developed in collaboration with the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Through November 27 at Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich. Info, 649-2200.

laurel CleMent Fulton: Giclée prints of summer and fall landscapes by the Vermont artist. Through September 30 at Carpenter-Carse Library in Hinesburg. Info, 482-2878.

GwynyFier: "Coming Out," digital photography on canvas. Through September 30 at Capitol Grounds in Montpelier. Info, heather hislop: Mixed-media paintings. Through September 30 at The Shoe Horn at Onion River in Montpelier. Info,



Karen petersen: A retrospective of the Braintree artist's sculptures and paintings. Through September 25 at Chandler Gallery in Randolph. Info, 728-9878. 'liGht-struCK: abstraCt photoGraphy toDay': A juried show featuring, as Lyle Rexer put it in The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography, “photographs that refuse to disclose fully the images they contain.” Through September 30 at PHOTOSTOP in White River Junction. Info, 698-0320. MalColM wriGht & bruCe peCK: Clay work by Wright and landscape prints by Peck, as part of the gallery's "Living Vermont Treasures" guest artist series. Through September 30 at Collective — the Art of Craft in Woodstock. Info, 457-1298. Matthew thorsen: "Sound Proof: The Photography of Matthew Thorsen, Vermont Music Images 1990-2000," chemical prints accompanied by audio recordings in which the photographer sets the scene and the bands play on. Through September 30 at Vermont History Center in Barre. Info, 479-8514. nanCy silliMan: Paintings and drawings of nature and the landscape, as well as personal reflections on love and the spiritual world; CaMDen & saMantha JarVis: "Childlike Wonder," block prints on cards and T-shirts by the Windsor youngsters. Through October 2 at Nuance Gallery in Windsor. Info, 674-9616. owen bissex: Sculpture, mixed-media works and drawings of realistic and allegorical figures, including what the artist calls "whimsical monster stuff." Through September 30 at Blinking Light Gallery in Plainfield. Info, 454-7334.

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pat aDaMs & bhaKti ZieK: "Geomancer," paintings by Adams; textiles by Ziek. Through September 25 at BigTown Gallery in Rochester. Info, 767-9670. 'the history oF GoDDarD ColleGe: an era oF Growth, expansion anD transitions, 1960-1969': An exhibit of photographs, historical records, college papers, interviews and video

Hannah Sessions As anyone who has worked on a farm knows,

it’s difficult to squeeze in time most days to do anything but farm, let alone paint. It’s remarkable, then, that Hannah Sessions, who runs Salisbury’s Blue Ledge Farm with her husband, Greg, painted a whole series, showing through September at Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury. “I have stopped mid-chores to document the light as it enters the barn at 7 a.m. and slowly stretches across the hay-covered floor,” she writes in her statement. Her expressive oil paintings capture the activity and energy on a farm in summer. And her graciousness emanates from them, too. “I am so very grateful to my husband and our employees,” she writes, “for picking up my slack.” Pictured: “Lilleham Goat Portrait.” recordings that focus on the college's response to the rapid growth of the 1960s, in the Eliot D. Pratt Library. Through December 20 at Goddard College in Plainfield. Info, 454-8311. 'unCoMMon threaDs': Work that pushes the boundaries of traditional needlework and explores the use of unconventional media, in the Main Floor Gallery; Krista Cheney: "Frozen Still Lifes," photography, in the Second Floor Gallery; niKKi GarDner: "The Diana Days," photography, in the Third Floor Gallery. Through September 24 at Studio Place Arts in Barre. Info, 479-7069. 'wilD thinGs: ConteMporary art inspireD by nature': Work by 22 artists chosen as part of the annual "Art in the Round Barn" exhibit. Through October 14 at Joslyn Round Barn in Waitsfield. Info, 496-7442. 'woMen's worK: the Visual art oF VerMont's woMen': Work by more than two dozen artists. Through September 25 at T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier. Info, 828-8743.

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'art MaKes branDon tiCK': This year's townwide art project features artist-created, functional clocks, which will be auctioned off in October to benefit the BAG. Through October 8 at Brandon Artists' Guild. Info, 247-4956.

'baCKstaGe at the rainbow Cattle Co.: the DraG Queens oF DuMMerston, VerMont': Folklife Center audio interviews paired with the photographs of Evie Lovett, who spent two years documenting the queens at the Rainbow Cattle Co., a gay bar on a rural strip of Route 5 just north of Brattleboro. Through December 4 at Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. Info, 388-4964. Caleb Kenna: "End Frames," work by the Vermont photographer. Through September 25 at Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Info, 388-1436. Deanna shapiro: "Acrylic & Collage," a tribute to the moon, birds and trees. Through October 30 at Abel & Lovely in Charlotte. Info, 425-2345. Deborah sharpe-lunsteaD & eliZabeth saslaw: "Textures," paper-pulp paintings by SharpeLunstead; pottery by Saslaw. Through September 30 at Art on Main in Bristol. Info, 453-4032. Don ross: "Stone, Water, Metal," photographic works inspired by the historic marble quarries of West Rutland and their current use by contemporary artists. Through October 16 at Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland. Info, 438-2097. elliot FenanDer: "Three Rings, One Camera," 20 of the Lincoln photographer's black-and-white circus photographs as he processed them in the

MiChael GooDhart: Photographs of found natural and synthetic elements arranged in a way that forces the viewer into a new perspective of the so-called mundane. Through October 21 at WalkOver Gallery & Concert Room in Bristol. Info, 453-3188. raChi Farrow: "XXXL," sculptures of really big women made from recycled material. Through October 7 at Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College. Info, 468-1119. ripton art show: Paintings by Molly Hawley, Patty LeBon Herb, Phoebe Stone, Sarah Wesson, Rebecca Purdum, Richard Weinstein and several others. Proceeds benefit the Ripton Community Church. Through September 23 at Ripton Community House. Info, 388-9681. robert blaCK: "The Memory Chamber," an architectural installation; 'photoGraphiC MeMory': An exhibition by photographers of all ages. Through November 4 at Gallery in the Field in Brandon. Info, 247-0125. 'sCulptFest 2011': Site-specific sculptural installations — created in response to the theme "Forces of Nature" — by 11 regional and national artists for the annual outdoor exhibition. Through October 16 at The Carving Studio in West Rutland. Info, 438-2097. toM Merwin: "Drawing Water," central Vermont's waterfalls and gorges depicted in sumi ink, watercolor and oil on canvas. Through November 30 at Merwin Gallery in Castleton. Info, 468-2592. 'VerMont lanDsCapes lost anD FounD': Historic landscape photographs from the museum's collection contrasted with present-day snaps of the same locations. Through October 22 at Sheldon Museum in Middlebury. Info, 388-2117.


bobby abrahaMson: "One Summer Across America," photographs of a 2001 cross-country bus trip. Through December 20 at Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College. Info, 635-1469. 'brothers oF the brush: the VerMont iMpressionists': Work by some of New England's best-known landscape artists: Charles Movalli, T.M. Nicholas, Donald Allen Mosher, Tom Hughes and Eric Tobin. Through September 29 at Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery in Stowe. Info, 253-1818.


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D E S I G N S Catherine 'CatChi' Childs: "A Retrospective," portraits, still-lifes and landscapes by the Vermont painter. Through November 7 at River Arts Center in Morrisville. Info, 888-1261.

riChard erdMan & Carol o'Malia: Sculpture by Erdman; paintings by O'Malia. Through October 31 at West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe. Info, 253-8943.

dohrn ZaChai: Paintings and drawings that explore the Sisyphus myth in mountains and clouds. Through November 6 at Winding Brook Bistro in Johnson. Info, 635-7776.

septeMber featured artists: Work by wildlife and landscape painters Frank Tiralla and Henry Trask-Reilly, quilter Kathleen Patrick, tie-dye artist Andrew Wooten, and knitter Jan Brosky. Through September 30 at Artist in Residence Cooperative Gallery in Enosburg Falls. Info, 933-6403.

'eChoes of VerMont's landsCapes': Work by Sean Dye, Corliss Blakely, Henry Trask Reilly, Jim Gallugi and Peter Miller. Through September 30 at Village Frame Shoppe & Gallery in St. Albans. Info, 524-3699. JaMes lausier: "Summertime," paintings. Through October 16 at Cosmic Bakery & Café in St. Albans. Info, 524-0800. Kelly holt: "Rhythmics," paintings and mixed-media work. Through November 30 at Green Goddess Café in Stowe. Info, 253-5255. linda JaMes: "Reflecting Movements in Time and Imagination," mixed-media paintings. Through September 30 at Island Arts South Hero Gallery. Info, 378-5138. Maggie neale: Paintings and silk hangings. Through October 24 at Claire's Restaurant & Bar in Hardwick. Info, 472-7053. Milton artists' guild exhibit & sale: Work by guild members. Through October 31 at The Village Cup in Jericho. Info, 893-2480. nanCy e. sChade: "The Tree of Life Whose Leaves Heal the Nation," paintings and bronze sculptures. Through September 30 at Townsend Gallery at Black Cap Coffee in Stowe. Info, 279-4239. orah Moore: Work by the Vermont photographer. Through September 30 at Vermont Fine Art Gallery in Stowe. Info, 279-0332. 'out of the Woods': Work in a variety of media inspired by or made with wood, by artists including Al Stirt, Jack Alan Stewart and Claire Van Vliet. Through September 28 at Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury. Info, 748-0158.

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torin porter: "Anthrobotanicals," biomorphic sculptures in steel. Through October 9 at White Water Gallery in East Hardwick. Info, 563-2037.

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'into the MystiC': Six artists explore nature and conservation in a variety of media; Valerie bunnell: Characters in clay and found objects. Through October 30 at Gallery in the Woods in Brattleboro. Info, 257-4777.

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sabra field: "Vermont Artist, World Vision," woodblock prints; eliZabeth toraK: "The Feast of Venus: An Exploration of the Artist's Process," paintings and drawings; 'three ConteMporary sCulptors': work by Duncan Johnson, John Kemp Lee and Gary Haven Smith. Through October 16 at Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum, Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. Info, 362-1405.

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J.e. daly: “Member Show IV,” paintings by the featured artist, plus work in a variety of media by more than 25 members. Through October 10 at Adirondack Art Association Gallery in Essex, NY. Info, 518-963-8309. ‘the art of the WoodCut noVel’: An exhibit curated by David Berona; Josh Yunger: hand-colored linocuts from his children’s book in progress; Margaret laMpe Kannenstine & ann MCgarrell: paintings and translations of work by Italian poet Giuseppe Ungaretti; and work by Center for Cartoon studies artists. Through October 7 at AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, N.H. Info, 603-448-3117. m

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peter arthur WeyrauCh: "Rodz Series: The Brits," black-and-white photographic prints of cars. Through September 30 at Ye Olde England Inne in Stowe. Info, 253-7558.

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stephen huneCK: "Dogs, Angels and More Dogs," a memorial exhibition celebrating the late artist and his work. Through September 28 at Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. Info, 748-2600.

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dorothy M. Warren: "All Seasons," watercolor landscapes. Through October 16 at Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho. Info, 899-3211.

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any of my readers will be too young to recall “The Patty Duke Show,” the principal attraction of which was the technical miracle making it possible for the young actress to play two identical cousins. This particular special eff ect was in its infancy at the time — 1963 to 1966 — and I remember it all being handled quite primitively: Patty and Cathy, for example, seemed to spend exorbitant amounts of time addressing each other from opposite sides of the frame. It’s a measure of The Devil’s Double’s cinematic signifi cance that the movie’s primary achievement lies in pulling off the same gimmick with greater slickness. It is otherwise a rather dumbfounding and undistinguished aff air. As the movie opens, we watch as twin Mercedes-Benz sedans (real vehicles, we presume; not computer-generated replicas) speed across the Iraqi desert on their way to the palatial playboy pad of Uday Hussein, eldest son of the dictator. Once there, a puzzled soldier is ushered into the inner sanctum. He is Latif Yahia, on whose novel — notice I didn’t say “memoir” — this movie is based. Yahia is greeted by Uday and the sinister-looking entourage that accompanies him virtually everywhere. The

two men are former classmates — but, more importantly, they are dead ringers. As one would expect, since both characters are played by British actor Dominic Cooper (An Education). Why has the notorious psychopath summoned Yahia? He wants him to serve as his double and public standin. Yahia has no stomach for Hussein or his depraved, violent lifestyle, but it is an off er he can’t refuse. If he does, his family will pay the price. So the scene is set for the story of a decent man forced into a milieu of unspeakable degeneracy, and for a glimpse into the psychology of a second man so mad he makes his father look mild mannered. But that’s not what we get. Regrettably, the wrong fi lmmaker was recruited to tell the story. Lee Tamahori’s credits include xXx: State of the Union and the Nicolas Cage clunker Next. And, as he makes clear over the course of the hour and a half that follows, he desperately wishes those credits included Scarface. The movie is little more than a succession of scenes in which Cooper’s Uday does a lame Tony Montana impression — hanging out at discos, drinking all day, cruising in fancy cars, sucking on expensive cigars,

DOUBLE TROUBLE Cooper approaches the story of a madman and his stand-in as though preparing an audition tape for Hollywood’s inevitable Scarface remake.

growing ever more paranoid, slumping at his desk while snorting mini-mountains of blow and, of course, inviting countless innocent bystanders to say hello to his not-so-little friend. More than once, the picture strays perilously close to parody. In fact, Hussein’s so vile, deranged and oversexed that Pacino’s creation ends up looking practically Amish in comparison. Cooper’s Yahia, on the other hand, is wasted in a diff erent way. Tamahori has the character serve as the fi lm’s conscience, so he spends the lion’s share of its running time looking on disapprovingly as Uday rapes, kidnaps and kills. Yahia is morally superior, it goes without saying, but that doesn’t make him more

interesting. Far more could have been done with the character, such as including, say, even one of the dozen assassination attempts he survived. But that would have cut into the movie’s Tony Montana time, and Tamahori wasn’t having any of that. Bad move. Even with fi ctionalized elements added, this tale of lookalikes who couldn’t have been less alike had the potential to be wild and insightful stuff . That’s a fi lm, unfortunately, to whichThe Devil’s Double doesn’t bear even the slightest resemblance.  RICK KISONAK






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rive is one of those movies that people who see too many movies will want to see too many times, and they may have trouble explaining why. Story-wise, it’s nothing special. Based on a novel by James Sallis, the plot is L.A. Noir 101: A mechanic who moonlights as a Hollywood stunt driver and criminals’ wheelman (Ryan Gosling) seeks a measure of redemption in the love of a good woman (Carey Mulligan) and gets caught in a bad heist. From the beginning of the fi lm, what matters isn’t what happens, but what Nicolas Winding Refn does with it. This is the Danish director who made the fact-based story of Britain’s most violent prisoner, into Bronson, a movie that resembles jaunty musichall comedy. Refn has a sick sense of humor, a brilliant visual instinct and a sincere-seeming love for the pulsing neon romanticism of ’80s movies. Most importantly, he’s not trying to rip off Reservoir Dogs. While Drive is far from an action-packed heist fl ick — ignore the misleading TV spots — it’s no verbose style fest, either. It’s built on clever, tension-building shifts of tone and rhythm; on moments of transcendent beauty that slide abruptly into

bloody mayhem, and silences broken by jarring noise. That’s clear from the fi rst scene, where we watch Gosling’s unnamed Driver ply the criminal side of his trade. Extracting a pair of thieves from the scene of their crime, he operates swiftly and on the clock, sneaking through alleys or even tailing a cop car rather than engaging in a suicidal high-speed chase. Instead of the exhilaration of going for broke, Fast and Furious style, Refn gives us the pleasure of watching a professional beat the odds with patience and skill. And what an odd professional he is. Gosling is one of those actors who uses his standard arsenal of expressions to radically diff erent purposes from role to role. That half-smirk he often sports, for instance, can come across as dim-witted, Draco Malfoy smug, sweetly sincere or downright sinister. Here, it’s a bit of the last two. Like the hero of a classic western, the Driver is a man of few words and generally decent motives, but his stalwart blankness can set viewers on edge. That scary aspect comes to the fore when his attempts to do right by Mulligan’s winsome single-mom character — who turns out not to be as single as she seems — go very wrong. The central romance is more a func-

FAST, NOT SO FURIOUS Gosling’s character does what he does best in Refn’s meditative thriller.

tion of actor chemistry, lighting and a great soundtrack than of plausible character development. (It’s no wonder that Refn has called the movie “John Hughes with head smashing.”) But it works. Refn surrounds Gosling and Mulligan with veteran character players — Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Ron Perlman — who play familiar lowlife and mobster archetypes, but with pungent gusto. There’s not a whole lot new in Drive, and some of its best moments recall other movies. But, despite its extreme-violence quotient (of which potential viewers should be aware), it doesn’t feel like a fanboy’s soupedup montage of his favorite badass moments

in the action genre. It has its own rules, rhythms and integrity, and it’s not too cool to use a girlie font in the opening credits, or to let us feel the hero’s nerves as he audibly adjusts his leather driving gloves. Like the electronica songs on its soundtrack, Drive is a shot of pure aesthetic pleasure, a triumph of style over substance and a demonstration that fun at the movies means more than wall-to-wall action. After a summer that off ered little else, it’s exciting to fi nd a director who knows how to take us for a real ride — even if we go nowhere fast.  M A R G O T HA R R I S O N

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tHE DEVil’S DoUBlEHH In Lee Tamahori’s slick action drama set in Baghdad, Saddam Hussein’s degenerate son has a devil-may-care attitude that endangers one army lieutenant, who is forced to be his body double or watch his own family die. Dominic Cooper plays both men. (108 min, R. Roxy; ends 9/22) DoN’t BE AFRAiD oF tHE DARKHHH A young girl (Bailee Madison) sent to live with her dad and his girlfriend (Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes) finds many reasons to fear their dark house in this remake of the 1973 TV horror film. Guillermo del Toro scripted; Troy Nixey makes his directorial debut. (99 min, R. Sunset; ends 9/25) DRiVEHHHH1/2 Ryan Gosling plays a Hollywood stunt man who finds himself driving for his life in this festival-favorite action flick from director Nicolas Winding Refn. With Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks and Bryan Cranston. (100 min, R. Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount, Roxy, Stowe, Sunset, Welden) tHE GUARDHHHH An FBI agent (Don Cheadle) reluctantly teams up with a corrupt local cop (Brendan Gleeson) to chase drug dealers in western Ireland in this unusual twist on the buddy movie. Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, brother of playwright Martin. (96 min, R. Palace) HARRY pottER AND tHE DEAtHlY HAlloWS: pARt 2HHH With the whole wizarding world under siege, the young spellcaster gears up for his final battle with Lord Voldemort. And everyone involved with the Rowling film franchise polishes up his or her résumé. With Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Alan Rickman. David Yates again directs. (130 min, PG-13. Majestic [3-D]; ends 9/22) tHE HElpHH1/2 In 1960s Mississippi, a reporter (Emma Stone) joins forces with the servants who wait on her privileged class in this adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel. With Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard and Sissy Spacek. Tate Taylor directed. (137 min, PG-13. Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Stowe) HoRRiBlE BoSSESHHHH This being the recession, three put-upon employees (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day) apparently can’t just quit. So they hatch a plan to murder their titular supervisors instead, in this comedy from director Seth Gordon. With Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston as the bosses. (100 min, R. Stowe; ends 9/22) i DoN’t KNoW HoW SHE DoES itHH Sarah Jessica Parker plays a working mom trying to balance her kids and high-powered career in this comedy from NOW PLAYING

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colomBiANAHH1/2 Appropriately named action director Olivier Megaton (of Transporter 3) helms this tale of a hit woman (Zoe Saldana) nursing a plan to avenge her murdered parents. With Michael Vartan. Luc Besson wrote and produced. (105 min, PG-13. Welden; ends 9/22)

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movies 6:20, 8:50. our Idiot Brother 6:50. Spy Kids: All the time in the World in 4D (3-D) 1:15. The Help 1:10, 4:30, 8. The Smurfs 1:05. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 3:20, 8:15 (3-D).

1, 4, 7, 9:30. *moneyball 1:05, 3:40, 6:40, 9:15. Drive 1:15, 3:30, 7:10, 9:20. I Don’t Know How She Does It 1:25, 6, 8. contagion 1:10, 3:20, 6:50, 9:25.

friday 23 — thursday 29 *Abduction 1:25, 4:10, 7:10, 9:35. *Dolphin tale (3-D) 12:50, 3:30, 6:30, 9:10. *Killer Elite 1:30, 4:20, 7:15, 9:40. *moneyball 1, 4, 6:45, 9:30. Drive 1:15, 3:40, 7:05, 9:25. I Don’t Know How She Does It 7, 9:15. The Lion King (in 3D) 12:30, 2:35, 4:40, 6:50, 9:10. Straw Dogs 12:40, 6:10. contagion 1:20, 3:50, 6:40, 9:20. Spy Kids: All the time in the


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friday 23 — thursday 29 *Dolphin tale (3-D) 1:30 (Sat & Sun only), 6:30, 8:45. Drive 8:45. contagion 1:30 (Sat & Sun only), 6:30.


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the Apes 12:25, 2:50, 5:20. friday 23 — thursday 29 *Abduction 12:40, 3, 5:20, 7:40, 10. *Dolphin tale (3-D) 12:35, 3:30, 6:40, 9:20. *Killer Elite 1:15, 4:10, 7:10, 9:50. *moneyball 1, 4, 6:50, 9:40. Drive 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30. I Don’t Know How She Does It 1:10, 5:25, 7:30, 9:35. The Lion King (in 3D) 12:45, 2:45, 5, 7, 9:15. Straw Dogs 12:30, 5:20, 9:45. contagion 12:40, 3, 7:40, 10. The Help 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30. Spy Kids: All the time in the World in 4D 3:15.

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friday 23 — sunday 25 *Dolphin tale at 7:45, followed by contagion. Drive at 7:45, followed by Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.


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wednesday 21 — thursday 22 Drive 7, 9. colombiana 7, 9. our Idiot Brother 9. crazy, Stupid, Love. 7. friday 23 — thursday 29 *Abduction 2 & 4 (Sat & Sun only), 7, 9. *Dolphin tale 2 & 4 (Sat & Sun only), 7, 9. *Killer Elite 2 (Sat & Sun only), 7, 9. Drive 4 (Sat & Sun only).

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taURUs (april 20-May 20): a guy on posted a photo that made me think of you. He had been out walking in the wilds of ontario, and found a single ripe peach growing on a scraggly, skinny tree in the middle of an abandoned quarry. There were no other peach trees in sight, let alone peaches. i suspect that when you find beauty and sustenance in the coming days, taurus, they will be in similar situations: unexpected and unlikely. That doesn’t mean they’ll be any less sweet. (see the peach: lonelypeach.)


(aug. 23-sept. 22)

“Our job is to become more and more of what we are,” says poet Marvin Bell. “The growth of a poet seems to be related to his or her becoming less and less embarrassed about more and more.” Whether or not you’re a poet, Virgo, I would like to apply this gauge to your own growth. The way I see it, your power to claim your birthright and fulfill your destiny will ultimately hinge to a significant degree on your ability to shed all residual shame about your true nature. And guess what: There has never been a better time to work on that noble project than right now.

aRies (March 21-april 19): “i have a simple

(May 21-June 20): if you’ve ever been to a flavor-tripping party, you’ve eaten “miracle fruit” — berries with the scientific name Synsepalum dulcificum. They coat your tongue with a substance that makes all subsequent foods taste sweet. The effect lasts no more than an hour, but while it does, lemons, radishes and pickles may as well be desserts. be alert for a metaphorical version of the miracle fruit, gemini. There’s an influence coming your way that could temporarily make everything else seem extra delectable. as long as you’re aware of what’s happening, it will be a quirky blessing.

caNceR (June 21-July 22): born in austria, susanne Wenger became a high priestess of the yoruba religion in nigeria. When she died in 2009 at the age of 93, she had devoted the last 50+ years of her life to protecting and beautifying a sacred forest in the osogbo area. it’s hard for most of us to imagine loving a place as much as she did, but that’s what i’m encouraging you to do. according to my reading of the astrological omens, you will accrue unforeseen benefits by becoming more deeply connected to a special patch of earth. to do so will awaken a dormant part of your soul, for one thing. it could also advance one of your lifelong quests, which is to feel ever more at home in the world. leo

(July 23-aug. 22): “Personally i’m always ready to learn,” said Winston Churchill, “although i do not always like being taught.” you may soon find yourself sharing that paradoxical state of mind, leo. it’s time for you to receive the new teachings you have been unconsciously preparing yourself to absorb. but at least in the early stages, these useful

libRa (sept. 23-oct. 22): your theme for the week comes from travel writer stephen graham in his book The Gentle Art of Tramping: “as you sit on the hillside, or lie prone under the trees of the forest, or sprawl wet-legged on the shingly beach of a mountain stream, the great door, that does not look like a door, opens.” i can’t wait to see the expression on your face when a portal like that appears for you sometime in the near future, libra. i expect your mood will be a mix of surprise, humility, vindication, joy and a pleasant kind of shock. by the way, you won’t necessarily have to be out in nature in order to become aware of the opening door. but it will probably be crucial for you to simulate the state that nature evokes in you. That’s why i suggest you rev up your aptitude for innocence and make sure your sense of wonder is turned on full blast. scoRpio (oct. 23-nov. 21): More than 100

years ago, a team of british adventurers led by ernest shackleton trekked across antarctica, attempting to reach the south Pole. They ran out of supplies and had to turn back before reaching their goal. in 2006, modern-day explorers discovered a cache of stuff shackleton had been forced to leave behind, stashed in the ice. it included two cases of whiskey. some of the century-old liquor found its way back to england, where it was quaffed by a few daring souls eager for an exotic taste. i suspect you may soon stumble upon a metaphorically similar curiosity, scorpio: something like old spirits preserved in ice. My advice: try a small sample and wait a while to see what effect it has before imbibing the whole thing.

sagittaRiUs (nov. 22-Dec. 21): Punk musician Wesley Willis was fond of greeting friends and audience members alike with a headbutt. so prolific was he in employing this ritual that he developed a permanent callus on his forehead. now would be an excellent time for you to make this tradition your own, sagittarius. Just think of all the affection you’ll generate and all the great conversations you’ll stimulate by ramming

people! JUst KiDDing! i was exaggerating a bit. it’s true that now is an excellent time to ramp up your friendliness and expand your social reach. but you probably shouldn’t engage in full-tilt headbutting unless you’re extroverted, gregarious and so extravagantly charming you can get away with it.


(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): in Japan you can buy Vaam, a sports energy drink that contains hornet saliva. it acquired a legendary reputation after Japanese marathon runner naoko takahashi said she used it to propel herself to a gold medal at the 2000 olympics. Vaam’s creator, biochemist takashi abe, claims there is scientific evidence that it works as well for humans as it does for wasps, which fly as much as 70 miles a day. according to my reading of the astrological omens, the cosmos will be infusing you with a metaphorical version of hornet saliva in the coming weeks, Capricorn. you’ll have the power to go further and be stronger for longer periods of time.

aQUaRiUs (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): i gathered

together a panel of renegade astrologers to investigate your imminent future. by a unanimous vote, they designated you, out of all the signs of the zodiac, as the one “Most likely to exceed the boring limitations of good taste,” as well as “best Candidate to slap the Conventional Wisdom Upside the Head.” That sounds fun. i hope you make good use of the freedom that those roles entail. by the way, the general consensus also suggested that you are primed to find valuable stuff in outof-the-way borderlands or in off-limits haunts where no one else even wants to look.

pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): you’re on course for a warm, wet, soft collision with the enigmas of the libido. i urge you to give yourself fully to the exploration, even if it stirs up feelings you have no names for. in my opinion, the best way to use your intelligence right now is to undertake a rigorous investigation into the heights and depths of your passion . . . to experiment with new guidelines for your instinctual nature . . . to make yourself extra receptive to the spiritual teachings available through erotic communion.

philosophy,” said alice roosevelt longworth, a self-described hedonist who lived until the age of 96. “Fill what’s empty. empty what’s full. scratch where it itches.” That’s not an approach i recommend you pursue all the time, aries, but i think it could be both wise and fun for you to do so in the coming weeks. given the upcoming astrological omens, you have a mandate to find out where the most interesting action is, and dive in with the intent to generate even more action. The catalysts need another catalyst like you.


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When Chicago police investigating reports of shots fired stopped a car that Shandra Kidd, 22, was riding in, she bolted. After an officer caught her, she stuck a gun in the officer’s chest and pulled the trigger. The gun didn’t fire. She tried again, but again the gun didn’t go off. The officer then shot Kidd in the buttocks and arrested her. Investigators explained Kidd’s gun was empty because the cylinder opened while she was fleeing, and all the bullets fell out. (Chicago Sun-Times) Authorities investigating a spree of vehicle fires in El Paso, Texas, identified Edwardo Ramirez, 25, as the culprit because he left footprints that led to a nearby home, where he was found burning clothing in the backyard. The police report added that gold and silver spray paint on Ramirez’s hands were the same colors as fresh graffiti near the burning vehicles. Also, a tattoo on Ramirez’s stomach matched some of the graffiti. (El Paso’s KVIA-TV)

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After Julia Sullivan, 16, failed three tryouts for her high school cheerleading squad, her parents asked the Aurora, Neb., school board to correct what they called “scoring errors” during her third tryout. Following school administrators’ advice to evaluate all participants the same, the three judges gave Sullivan, who cheers from a wheelchair and was born without legs and with arms that stop short of her elbows, a low score in the jumps/kicks category. (Omaha World-Herald)

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Police arrested Edwin Charles Tobergta, 32, for engaging in “sexual activity” with a pink inflatable swimming pool raft in Hamilton, Ohio. When the raft’s owner shouted at the suspect to stop, Tobergta took the raft and fled. According to his grandmother, Tobergta has “always had a fascination for plastic.” (Cincinnati Enquirer)

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The Washington, D.C., city attorney general’s office filed a suit against convicted drug kingpin Cornell Jones, who founded a nonprofit organization when he got out of prison that received grants to fund a job-training center for people with HIV/AIDS. Instead, the suit says, Jones used $329,653 of the grant money to turn a 14,000-squarefoot warehouse into a popular nightspot that advertises “five-star dining” and nude dancers. (Washington Post)

AT&T began charging its landline customers who don’t have longdistance calling plans — most rarely, if ever, make long-distance calls — a $2 a month “minimum use” fee. AT&T’s Holly Hollingsworth said the charge is necessary to cover the company’s cost “to provide customers with basic long-distance service, including account maintenance, even if no calls are made.” (Cleveland’s Plain Dealer)

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Two British security officers assigned to place an electronic monitoring tag on Christopher Lowcock, 29, were fired after officials discovered the device had been attached to Lowcock’s artificial leg. According to the Ministry of Justice, Lowcock wrapped the fake limb in a bandage and then talked an agent of G4S, a security firm the government hired to tag offenders, into installing it over the bandage. Whenever Lowcock wanted to go out, he unattached the monitored leg and left it home. The second agent was fired after he went to inspect the monitoring equipment but failed to notice it was attached to an artificial leg. Managers discovered the ruse when they went to check on Lowcock a third time, only to learn he’d left home and been taken into custody for driving illegally. “Procedures were clearly not followed,” a ministry official acknowledged, noting, “Two thousand offenders are tagged every week, and incidents like this are rare.” (Britain’s Telegraph)

for revoking his driver’s license after its $1.5 million antiterrorism computerized facial recognition system misidentified him as another driver. Gass, who drives for a living, said he had to spend 10 days dealing with bureaucratic indifference to prove his identity and correct the error. “There are mistakes that can be made,” registrar Rachel Kaprielian conceded but insisted protecting the public far outweighs Gass’s or anyone’s inconvenience. “A driver’s license is not a matter of civil rights.” Kaprielian reminded. “It’s not a right. It’s a privilege.” (Boston Globe)



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hot, fun to be had! Looking for a hot man to play with, must be open minded and willing to experiment with me and my boyfriend. Must be clean and discreet. Within the ages of 25-40. want2explore, 39, #122055 hempropedcouple We are a couple looking for that extra girl to pamper. We have mild boundaries: he only wants hands, mouths and tongues exchanged with other woman. She has more exclusive desires. We are laid back and want to chat, if you are the right girl, maybe we’ll have you over and both give you a full-body massage. We are 420 friendly, drink ocassionaly. pjbksj, 26, l, #122025 Straight but curiouS, turned on Clean, in great shape, healthy sexual appetite, great imagination, aboveaverage package. I have many fantasies

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naughtyScotty Looking for some fun for these long days/nights in VT. I’m active, healthy with a great imagination. Not much I’m not willing to try in the right situation. Can you give me a reason to smile when I think of a memory? vermontyscotty, 40, u, l, #115472 from hiS online profile: what is the freakiest place you’ve ever had sex in vermont? Home Depot outside in a display shed for sale. to have fun and meet new people. Not looking for a relationship of any kind, just looking to party and mess around. biggazz21, 21, l, #121932 give even more than receive Looking for a woman who likes to be pampered, taken care of and pleasured. I have great hands and willing to give a relaxing massage. Go from there as required. time4u, 56, l, #121898 Straight but So curiouS Im a 49-year-old male in a happy relationship (with a female) but curious about having my cock sucked and to suck another male and taste him, and possibly more. My girlfriend is fine with this and at some point would like to watch. I’m a virgin when it comes to this. chelada, 49, #121896 lovewomen I love women. Breasts, legs, butts, long hair, cute little feet. But most of all I am obsessed with getting you off. love giving massages, oral, and long lovedowns. I need a lady to meet for discreet encounters NSA. I am 6ft, attractive, thin but built, I was put on this planet to give you the time of your life... bootygrabber, 26, #121889 give oral I love sex, early morning, late night, doesn’t matter. I love clean-shaved pussy to throw my tornado tongue into, as well as 69. My thing is wine, dine 69, or we could skip the wine and dine and go right into 69. Whatever works for you, cause when you’re with me it’s about you first. I come last. sbnate, 30, #121871

and would love to have a few become realized with the right person(s). I would like it to be a surprise to my wife, at the right time. Would like to include oral and anal sex with a male, also couples get together for hot play. 106568, 50, l, #106568 couple Seeking female for fantaSy/fun Goth Grrl, young-looking professional, in early 40s and her S.O., 30-ish, in a committed relationship but seeking a female companion to live out our fantasies. We are skilled and attentive lovers, D&D free. We are both slender and fit and are seeking someone who is also weight-proportionate to height, D&D free, interested in sharing mutual pleasure with no complications/strings attached. gothprincess, 42, l, #118172 paper or plaStic? Now that we’ve got your attention! We are an attractive, respectful and fun couple! We are looking for a bi-female to enjoy some fun with us! We are both clean, D&D free and professionals in the community so discretion is a must. Looking forward to hearing from you! Sexyvtcouple, 28, l, #121887

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Climbing at bolton Alex the graduate student, you were climbing the other day with a friend from AZ, and I couldn’t help but notice your wonderful smile. I never got that missed call, but I really hope we see each other again. When: Saturday, September 17, 2011. Where: lower bolton climbing area. You: man. me: Woman. #909484 adorable aSian on WheelS You almost got hit by a car because you were petting a stuffed animal in your basket. That was pretty cute. Then you flipped them off, which was hilarious. You’re basically the most gorgeous thing in town, just thought you should know. You should smile more :). Although your scowl is quite attractive. When: Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Where: Pearl Street. You: Woman. me: man. #909479 amY’S 37th PhiSh ShoW Waiting in line for the bathroom, beginning of Phish benefit. You grew up in Essex and had seen them 37 times-beat me by 8 times! You were glowing. I was digging you, but got lost in the music when you went in. Would love to know more about you. Phriends!? When: Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Where: Phish benefit. You: Woman. me: man. #909478

hazY under bright lightS My eyes were adjusting, my mind was swimming. You appeared surrounded by a halo. It was at that moment that I realized why I love you. Me: Man. You: Woman. Berlin, Vt. 9/9/2011. Thank you. When: Thursday, September 8, 2011. Where: CVmS. You: Woman. me: man. u #909473

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nomad ProPS You: Holding that coffeemaker in the returns line at Walmart with someone else’s boyfriend, I think. Twilight zone weird. Get it that just because two people talk to eachother, doesn’t mean they’re hooking up. Me: I was in the express lane with two cans of Cafe Bustelo. Would like to get to know you. Hope to hear from you. When: Sunday, September 11, 2011. Where: living. You: man. me: man. #909468 did You “SPY” at hammerfit? Dan from Hammerfit. Is that me? Hard to believe that there are two bald Dans at Hammerfit but it’s true, he has the kids and is around 40ish and I have no kids and just turned 30. Which one of us did you spy? This Dan needs more info. When: monday, September 12, 2011. Where: i Spy. You: Woman. me: man. #909467 haPPY birthdaY, beautiful liSa! We’ll probably never see each other again, but I’ll always love you and wish for your happiness. If you want to find me, you know where to look, dearest. Knowing you changed my life forever, maybe one day I’ll get to tell you why. When: Wednesday, august 24, 2011. Where: at my fingertips, but oh, so far away!. You: Woman. me: man. #909466 dirtY girl at red Square To my amazing friend, drinking a pink drink, wearing your cute Anne Klein sunglasses. Your feet all fresh with cute newly painted toes. You’re beautiful and strong and I’m lucky to have you as a friend. Keep your smile and you wit and you’ll be happy no matter what. Here’s to your ISpy, you bad girl! Poke that candle! Xo! When: Sunday, September 11, 2011. Where: red Square. You: Woman. me: Woman. #909465

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mistress maeve Dear Mistress Maeve,

I’ve been seeing this guy for just a couple weeks, and I’m digging him (and I think he’s digging me, too). I get butterflies when he texts me, and we had amazing sex on our fourth date. The only thing stressin’ me is that his birthday is in five days, and I don’t know what’s appropriate — do I get him a gift? Do I ask him if he has plans? We haven’t had any sort of conversation about where our relationship is going, so I don’t want to get him a gift that makes him feel uncomfortable, like I think he’s my boyfriend or something. At the same time, if he’s feeling how I’m feeling, I don’t want to disappoint him by not doing anything for his birthday. What do you think?


birthday Presence

Dear Birthday Presence,


SeVen daYS

Tied With a Bow,


In the first weeks of dating someone, especially someone you really like, it can be difficult to strike a balance between expressing your amorous feelings and playing it cool. Adding a birthday to the mix just makes matters more complicated. It’s too soon to ask him to spend his birthday with you; he most likely has friends he’d like to spend his evening with, and he may feel it’s too much to invite you along. Instead, if your budding relationship continues to intensify over the next few days, you might consider saying something like “I’m sure you have plans on your birthday, but can I take you out for a belated birthday brunch this weekend?” You’ll show him that you honor his friend time, plus maybe he’ll get the hint that you should wake up together prebrunch! If you’d rather get him a gift, be careful. My suggestion is to go with something inexpensive, yet personal and thoughtful; an expensive present is way overboard for this stage of your relationship. For instance, you could bring back the classic “mix tape” by making him an iTunes collection of music you’ve discussed, or simply take a delicious cupcake along on your next date to celebrate his big day. Really, it’s the thought that counts, so keep it sweet and simple.


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Phuture girl This is for that smokin hot chic I will redhead rebeCCa at CoStCo three mountain Cafe meet up front, stage area of the Phish Saw you shopping 1at Costco,6/14/10 we We crossed paths mid-morning at Three show Wed night. Me: gettin down. 1x3-cbhb-personals-alt.indd 2:39:13 PM exchanged a glance or two. Finally Mountain; you flagged me down in the All business. Very psyched guy. You: talked to you at the stop light before rainy parking lot to point out my car Muckbootin to the get-down all sexy the light changed and you left with headlight that is out. We made small like. Very psyched girl. Maybe have your...mother? You said you liked my talk about mountain biking and parted tea sometime? When: Wednesday, tattoos but I didn’t get your number. ways, but waved when I passed you on September 14, 2011. Where: benifit Grab a bite? Email me. When: monday, the road a bit later. I’m new to the area. show. You: Woman. me: man. #909464 September 12, 2011. Where: Costco. Coffee or a bike ride sometime? When: You: Woman. me: man. #909472 You’Ve got mY Knife! Thursday, September 15, 2011. Where: Three mountain Cafe, Waitsfield, Vt. I think I left yours in the bathroom. beSt looKing CoP in burlington You: man. me: Woman. #909477 We can look together sometime ;). I caused an accident last Saturday, When: friday, September 9, 2011. and you came to help. It was almost gml girl from the PaSt! Where: The bathroom and.... You: worth running into those cars to see When are the stars going to line man. me: Woman. #909463 you striding across the pavement with up again and you will return to the your bulletproof vest and sunglasses. WalKing Your dog aSlan planet? Almost time for our 6 month I should have been checking out the sighting. When: Wednesday, august I was sitting in front of La Brioche (not rear ends of the cars I hit, but instead 25, 2010. Where: Shooting by. You: the one on the bench) when your dog I was staring at yours. You’re sexy and Woman. me: man. #909476 stopped you so I could pet him. Seeing you should know it. When: Saturday, you has me wishing I could perfect September 10, 2011. Where: Williston fox44 redhead green toP KerrY’S the art of picking up a beautiful girl rd. You: man. me: Woman. #909471 Kerry’s Kwik Stop on Monday. Me: in 45 seconds. You’ve definitely got it blonde hair, black shirt with tie. You going on! When: Saturday, September Camera man CoVering PhiSh line got into a white Fox44 Ford. I’d like 10, 2011. Where: State and main. Three lovely cheerleaders were cheering to meet you. I think we might like You: Woman. me: man. #909462 outside the Flynn on 9/9/11 to promote each other. So far, I base that only on a dance show. You were a cameraman frannY o’S Sat. night: Pool thinking that you are insanely nice covering the line waiting for Phish rematCh? looking. When: monday, September tickets. You took numerous pictures 12, 2011. Where: Kerry’s Kwik Stop. We played one game of pool. You were of us cheering. We would love to see You: Woman. me: man. #909475 pretty quiet, lost by one ball. I think you them! When: friday, September 9, let me win. Did I see you come outside 2011. Where: Phish line outside of the made mY daY looking for me after I left? Maybe you flynn. You: man. me: Woman. #909470 You were a gorgeous Asian woman want a rematch? (I think your first who shot me a smile while driving on name was Tim.) When: Saturday, introduCing larrY, darrYl and 89 near St. Albans. Just wanted to let September 10, 2011. Where: franny darrYl you know you made my day and to see o’s. You: man. me: Woman. #909460 Sneakerpimp in the K-Swiss reif you want to get together so I can uppin’ at the Payless. Nope. U’d prob. Cute PuPPY harleY, Cuter guY see that smile again. When: monday, be well off with a Sunday NYT ad September 12, 2011. Where: interstate So I see you at my work, and around yourselves, IMHO. When: Sunday, June 8. You: Woman. me: man. #909474 town (dog park). You have an adorable 12, 2011. Where: omega institute. puppy that’s the same size and age You: Woman. me: man. #909469 as mine. I think you’re single? I know you’re hot. I was too shy to ask for

your number. Puppy play date? When: friday, September 2, 2011. Where: animal hospital, S. burl. dog park. You: man. me: Woman. #909459

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