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e started Seven Days in 1995 with 28 pages and six employees. A lot of things have changed over these 14 years: Our page count multiplied, and so did our staff. We added a lively website and created auxiliary products: 7 Nights, a dining and nightlife guide, and What’s Good, our college students’ guide to Burlington. We expanded our circulation from 12,000 to 34,000. We also redesigned the paper a couple of times. This new, magazine-style iteration is the result of planning that predates the current recession. We’ve been mulling a change to the “short tab” format for years; many of our colleagues around the country did it long ago.

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“ To throw is great, to hurl, divine.” That’s the motto of the Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival, which took place for the first time last Sunday, at the Boyden Family Farm in Cambridge. Eight teams constructed trebuchets — medieval siege engines — that launched pumpkins across a field. About 300 people turned out to see the competition, which was a fundraiser for the Lamoille Family Center.

to the overall winner. Their trebuchet, “The Thing,” catapulted its pumpkin 139 feet and 2 inches. Cambridge resident J.J. Spanier’s trebuchet — with its 700-pound counterweight — was too big for the competition, but VPCF organizer Dave Jordan let him fire it anyway. It launched its pumpkin 220 feet. “That was a crowd pleaser,” says Jordan. “Everybody was excited to see that baby go.”

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10/5: Film critic Margot Harrison previews the Vermont International Film Festival, coming soon to the Palace 9.


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10/2: Ken Picard scoffs at the Liberty Counsel’s “Adopt a Liberal” program.


3. “A Vermont Paintball Company Helps U.S. Soldiers Prepare for Battle” by Ken Picard. Engler Custom Paintball Guns of Jeffersonville makes weapons that look and feel like real guns. The federal government is taking notice. 4. “VIDEO: Stuck in Vermont: The Vermonter” by Eva Sollberger. Our video journalist takes the train from Essex Junction to Brattleboro and back. Who knew riding the rails could be so much fun? 5. “Burlington May Finally Give the Old Moran Plant New Life” by Shay Totten. The Vermont legislature green lights the redevelopment. Construction could begin

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We’ve got a great opportunity with the Moran Plant to offset city property taxes by converting it to power generation and selling energy back to the grid. We all need to pay less, and an indoor adventure facility in the outdoor adventure capital seems silly [“Burlington May Give the Old Moran Plant a New Life,” September 23]. Lord Kelvin built an electrostatic generator from falling water droplets 200 years ago, and high-school students reconstruct the model all the time. A municipal scale version of it could generate significant power with simple maintenance, zero pollution, and assist the water situation as well if properly designed. Let’s be serious. If the Ice Factor’s plan plays out, we’ll be swamped with the half-assed weekend warriors from the rest of New England who should be spread around the rest of the state enjoying its natural charm. If Ice Factor fails, all that’s gained is some scrap climbing walls and gear and a good opportunity for local dumpster entrepreneurs.

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I think that the idea of making the Moran Plant into something great instead of a rundown, rusty mess is a great idea, but I think a better idea is to turn it into affordable housing rather than an adventure center that most Burlington residents can’t afford to go to or join anyway [“Burlington May Give the Old Moran Plant a New Life,” September 23]. The City of Burlington already has plenty of attractions, but what it doesn’t have is a constant supply of places for people to live that aren’t overpriced or run down. This city just keeps growing, and so do the colleges, especially UVM. With all this growth, the city space unfortunately doesn’t grow with it ... Not to say rock walls and such aren’t fun, but are they needed?


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Wow, I guess we know where Shay Totten’s alliances fall [“Fair Game,” September 23]. He can’t say enough good things about Peter Welch or rag on enough Progressives. Welch’s vote against ACORN doesn’t pass the smell test, despite staff excuses. Welch likes to pose as progressive in Vermont but hang with the blue dogs in D.C. He loves to scold the left. He also voted to censure Move On when they did their gutsy PetraeusBetrayus ad. He’s against war and votes to fund it. ACORN is a national organization helping the poorest of the poor. Like every organization, they have problem employees, but ACORN, unlike our banks, corporations and mercenaries, has fired them. Here’s the pecking order. The right is too scary for Peter’s type of Democrat to take on, but boy, they are right there being all bipartisany and self-righteous when they can go after somebody without the power to bite back. They beef up their Washington cred and blue-dog credentials and satisfy themselves that they are so morally enlightened that they don’t just go after the other side but their own, too. Except when do they go after the other side? Torture, lying us into an unnecessary and evil war by the Bush administration ... Peter’s on the “Let’s Look Forward” side. Blackwater committing murder — they still have their contracts. I’m sick of the moral cowardice and political stupidity of kicking the base that Welch and too many Democrats practice.

most embarrassing favorite food?” — “I’m not an embarrassed person” — is a classic example of the “Chy credo.” I had to smile, since that quote was very true to his nature. I agree with the notion that one could make a movie of his life. I foresee problems in terms of genre, however. Would it be a Young Man Moves to New England and Finds Romance and Redemption chick flick? I know Chy digs action movies more, so maybe it could feature a car chase. Make that a lot of car chases. I nominate Chris Tucker to portray Chef Chy. It is my sincere hope that readers of “Grilling the Chef” stop in for a visit when they’re in the area. The food is excellent, and I can’t think of a better value in the area. Thanks again for a typically excellent GTC write-up.

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14 Vermont Life’s “Advisors” Worry Its Troubles Could Be Terminal



22 Road Worriers

Issues: What Vermont is not doing to keep drunk drivers off the streets By andy BrOmage

28 The Cutting Edge

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16 Three-Time National Scrabble Champ Joe Edley Gets His Game On in Vermont

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Burlington City Council, including Council President bill Keogh, former president Kurt Wright and former councilor and finance board member Sen. tim aShe. None of them could recall being asked to approve a cash advance of any amount to BT. A “Fair Game” review of minutes for both boards found no evidence of any action, either. CAO JoNathaN leopold told “Fair Game” he didn’t need special approval to loan the cash to BT, but added that he kept the finance board apprised of the cash transfer. “Managing cash is part of the function of the treasurer’s office, and we do this kind of transfer all the time,” said Leopold. “The only time we get approval for anything that we do is when we conduct borrowing through outside entities.” Leopold said the city often advances money to city “enterprise” entities such as BT, the airport and the electric department —

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Maybe. Spaulding said the state could find it difficult to pay back all the money it owes, but it’s doable. “We’ve never had a huge run at once, and the money is being utilized by the state in the meantime,” said Spaulding. “Of all the potential financial challenges I could spend some imagining and planning for, this isn’t one of them.” That’s because Spaulding said no matter how hard he tries, not everyone wants their money back. The treasurer said he wants to reunite people with their money, and his office is doing all it can. “Nothing gets people more excited than getting money, so it’s in my best interest as an elected official — and a politician — to make sure they get it,” he said. Spaulding is getting far more unclaimed property back into the hands of Vermonters than did his predecessor — none other than current Gov. Jim douglaS. In his final two




hey say a fool and his money are soon parted. Barre resident Wallace NoleN thinks the State of Vermont should do more to wise people up. Nolen is on a mission to reunite people with lost money from insurance policies, uncashed checks, old bank accounts or forgotten safe deposit boxes, among other assets. By law, when an asset is abandoned, it’s turned over to the state — the length of the holding period varies depending on the type of asset. Treasurer Jeb SpauldiNg is the “lucky” politician whose office receives these assets, and it’s his job to see that the money is returned. What official wouldn’t want to give checks to people rather than asking them to cough up another tax payment to the state? But Nolen doesn’t believe Spaulding is embracing the task with sufficient vigor. For months, he’s been gathering the names and

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years as treasurer, Douglas returned a scant $3.9 million to their rightful owners. Since 2003, Spaulding has returned $28 million, or about $4 million a year. That’s still not enough, said Nolen. In 2009, the state paid out $5.5 million to Vermonters, an average of $625 per check, although a disputed estate of $2.5 million was doled out to heirs. That was the single largest payout in recent history. The next largest was $432,000, in 2004. Still, the money is coming in faster than it’s going out. In 2009, the state took control of $8.2 million in unclaimed property. “What’s interesting is, with the economy being the way it is, we’re seeing people claim smaller sums,” said Spaulding. “It was fairly typical in previous years to see people ignore amounts less than $100 or so, and now people are claiming everything they can get.”

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Plenty of Queen City residents were shocked to learn in last week’s “Fair Game” that they are floating Burlington Telecom a $17 million loan. Their burning questions? Who approved that loan and when was it approved? “Fair Game” contacted current and past members of the Board of Finance and the

usually because a bond sale or financing can’t happen fast enough. Once the bonds are sold, the money is repaid. Not so with BT. The city is floating that money indefinitely — until it can refinance its existing debt or more cash comes in from a private or municipal partner. The latter is an option only if BT gets permission to expand beyond the city’s borders. The revelation of the $17 million loan may stoke new interest in more structured oversight of BT. Currently, most of BT’s business occurs out of public view, due to concerns about proprietary information getting out to its competitors. All we do know is that Mayor bob KiSS said BT is willing and able to expand beyond the city’s borders. In fact, it needs to in order to make more money to survive. Currently, the city is in violation of two key covenants in its license to do business, known as a certificate of public good: It hasn’t laid cable past every Burlington home, and it hasn’t repaid taxpayers the $17 million. At Monday’s city council meeting, Leopold admitted he was not aware the loan had to be repaid within 60 days. Also missing is a detailed list of exactly how BT is spending the $17 million. When BT launched in 2006, officials said it would take

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Still no verdict on whether Democratic State Sen. eD Flanagan will face charges stemming from alleged lewd behavior at the Greater Burlington YMCA. In the meantime, “Fair Game” has learned of another problem that could derail Flanagan’s political future. According to a review of campaign finance reports with the Secretary of State’s office, Flanagan’s 2008 reports weren’t filed until May 4, 2009 — nearly nine months late and with no accounting of how he spent the $2300 he raised. Compare that to his post-election report in 2006, a meticulous six-page accounting of all the money coming in and going out. There are no penalties for filing incomplete and late reports, but, given Flanagan’s long political career, you’d think he would know the rules by now.

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Lt. Gov. Brian DuBie launched himself into the already crowded race for governor last week, ending weeks of speculation and setting off the next round of Campaign 2010 announcements. Rather than hold a press conference, Dubie released a short statement via email and then conducted a series of oneon-one media interviews. Not a bad strategy, as it keeps the pols in control and minimizes the chances of a public gaffe or fumble. To date, no gubernatorial candidate has held a press conference to launch a campaign. Of course, the cycle has started earlier than in previous years, and that means everyone needs to stretch their media exposure over as long a time period as possible. Playing coy is one way to do that. Dubie managed that masterfully for several weeks. In the end, candidates seem to be taking their kickoff tips from the world of restaurants: Have a “soft” opening to generate buzz, and then a “grand” opening to welcome the public. Expect additional “soft” openings in the weeks to come as we await official announcements from Republican Sens. ranDy Brock, Phil Scott and kevin Mullin, who may run for lite guv, and Democrats Peter ShuMlin and Matt Dunne, who are likely to enter the race for governor. I’m already feeling stuffed.

The votes came on the heels of a videotape aired nationally that showed some ACORN employees giving tax advice to two actors posing as a pimp and prostitute. The legislation, however, was crafted so broadly that any group found to have defrauded the government could be banned from receiving money. And, guess what? Defense contractors — known for their own version of pimping and defrauding taxpayers — should face the same scrutiny as ACORN, Sanders told his colleagues. Senators agreed, and amended the defense-spending bill last week to include a provision that would force the Department of Defense to calculate how much money is going to companies that have engaged in fraud, and then come up with penalties for repeat offenders. “The sad truth of the matter is that virtually every major defense contractor in this country has, for a period of many years, been engaged in systemic, illegal and fraudulent behavior, while receiving hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer money,” Sanders told his colleagues. In some instances the lives of soldiers, not just money, has been at risk, Sanders said. For the sake of comparison, ACORN received a mere $53 million over 15 years, while defense contractors receive hundreds of billions in a single year. According to the nonpartisan Project on Government Oversight, the three largest government contractors — Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Northrop Grumman — have engaged in 109 combined instances of misconduct just since 1995, and have paid fees and settlements for this misconduct totaling $2.9 billion. Now, that’s nuts.

$22 million to fund its initial startup. In 2007, that number had grown to $33 million. Today, with only 4600 subscribers and about 85 percent of Burlington’s homes positioned to connect to BT, costs are closing in on $50 million as of the end of this year. It may take another $10 million. In other words, real money.

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ou’d never know from looking at the pretty pages of Vermont Life magazine that some ugly accusations were leveled at the state-owned publication last week. The group of citizens charged by the legislature with guiding and protecting the quarterly magazine presented a letter to the state agency that oversees it, listing a number of concerns they believe threaten Vermont Life’s existence. Their worries range from inadequate financial oversight to a new editorial vision they say could alienate the core base of subscribers. In a sharply worded letter that was handdelivered on September 29 to Commerce Secretary Kevin Dorn — and cc’ed to Governor Jim Douglas and Secretary of Administration Neale Lunderville — the Vermont Life advisory board criticized a number of crucial business and editorial decisions that have been made at the publication without the board’s knowledge, including “radical changes in the story and photo concepts.” The group doesn’t like the fact that the magazine is operating without a professional publisher, either. Tom Kelly was let go in May, along with Vermont Life’s longtime marketing manager. In the intervening weeks, the magazine’s “managers” made two decisions that surprised and stunned the volunteers who are supposed to be guiding it: Dorn’s Agency of Commerce and Community Development terminated a contract with Smart Communications, a local marketing firm that has been selling ads in Vermont Life for 18 years; and the magazine staff missed the traditional deadline for distributing the catalogue that drives holiday sales of books, calendars and other lucrative products that account for one-third of Vermont Life’s $1.8 million annual revenue. “We’ve spent a lot of time building these revenue streams, and now we’re just taking this big risk with them,” says Vermont Life advisory board chair Steve Wood, whose day job involves managing assets at National Life. “The recession alone would be bad enough, but the recession coupled with a whole new dynamic in media delivery creates enormous challenges. We’ve worried to ourselves that our friends who manage the magazine may not even be aware of what some of these risks are,” Wood continues. “That’s why we felt we had to speak up … We’re determined to not be rubber stamps for something we don’t agree with.” Wood represents Vermont Life advisory board colleagues Pennie Beach of Basin Harbor Club, Paul Bruhn of Preservation Vermont, journalist Fran Stoddard, veteran broadcaster and businessman Brian Harwood, Laura Carlsmith from EatingWell magazine and Jack Crowl, former publisher of the Chronicle of Higher Education. All

seven members of the group signed the letter that was presented to Dorn. “Vermont Life is not theirs to destroy,” Wood says of Dorn’s agency. “It’s not ours, either … But, for better or worse, someone saw fit to designate us a group of Vermont citizens who play the role of being advisors to those who are managing this asset that belongs to the people of Vermont.” In that spirit of stewardship, Wood warns, “We have a real sense that we’re sailing this ship in the fog, and we’re hoping and praying we don’t hit anything … It’s a very fragile ship, and it can’t take too hard a blow.”

paid advertising. There were plenty of complaints at first, but in 1994, Vermont Life won the “Most Improved Magazine” award from the International Regional Magazine Association. The publishing business has become a lot more challenging since Slayton was steering Vermont Life. So much so that when he retired in 2007, Slayton encouraged the state to hire two people to mind the business and the content sides of the magazine. Although technological advances have made some of the production processes easier, Vermont Life has to contend with the same forces that have shuttered other publications: declining ad revenues and increased competition for readers, in print and online. Vermont Life established a website back in the 1990s. But by today’s standards, it’s sorely lacking. Editor Mary Hegarty Nowlan,

readers until November; it’ll be a “ride along” in the winter issue. “It was a critical mistake, in our view, not to have the catalogue in the fall issue,” says Wood, noting that particular task would fall to a publisher. “They don’t need to apologize to us, but at least acknowledge that that is going to hurt the revenue stream. It was sort of blown over.” To Nowlan’s credit, the new catalogue design is a huge improvement over its busy, cluttered predecessor, in large part because Cook sourced a number of new Vermont products, and Nowlan attended every photo shoot. “Even though the business side is not my job, I feel passionately about this magazine,” she says. In other words, in the absence of a publisher, she’s starting to think like one. Nowlan believes the new, improved catalogue will bring in more business, and she recognizes its e-commerce potential. “I believe




ince the state created a quarterly magazine in 1946 to promote Vermont’s virtues in four-color splendor, Vermont Life has become something of an anomaly in the publishing world: a product of the tourism department that maintains enough editorial independence — protected by state statute — that people will pay to read it. Over the years, the photo-filled magazine has won numerous writing and design awards. There have even been periods in its 63-year history when the publication was totally self-supporting, primarily as a result of Vermont Life calendar sales. “The first 20 years it got a state appropriation, the second 20 years it made money, and the next 20 years, it got more complicated,” says Tom Slayton, who served as editor and publisher of Vermont Life for 22 years. In 1991, after three years of state deficits, the publication made the decision to accept

42, describes it as an “embarrassment.” The magazine’s catalogue of products is not offered online, nor can a visitor search there for information about Vermont inns and restaurants, even though the Department of Travel and Tourism, which oversees Vermont Life, has all that functionality. Want to order over the phone? Vermont Life’s in-house call center is only open during state business hours, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nowlan is well aware of her magazine’s commercial shortcomings, and she acknowledges that a couple of balls have been dropped since Kelly left in May. “I’m doing the best I can,” she says, pointing out that she was not hired to handle the money side of the operation. She credits Steve Cook, who has been on loan from Travel and Tourism, with assisting her in numerous revenue-generating “publisher” projects, including a total overhaul of the Vermont Life gift catalogue. In their letter to Dorn, the advisory board members noted with great concern that the holiday gift catalogue traditionally goes out with the fall issue, in advance of the Christmas season. But since it wasn’t ready in time, this year’s catalogue won’t reach Vermont Life

strongly that Vermont Life is a successful enterprise in the making,” she says. Travel and Tourism Commissioner Bruce Hyde is equally optimistic. He says he and Dorn were “totally blindsided” by the advisory board’s allegations. “The proof will be in the pudding,” he says. “Give us a call in six months, and let’s go through these point by point and see where we are at. My guess is we’ll be at break-even or in the black by the end of this fiscal year.”


owlan claims she had Vermont Life’s long-term commercial viability in mind when she decided to retool the editorial side of the magazine. Over the two and a half years she’s been on the job, she has gradually reorganized and updated the content inside. “Honestly, I feel like if it were to continue on the path it was on, it wouldn’t exist,” she says. The advisory board, however, has another view. They’re on record saying Nowlan’s changes have been too bold, “radical” and fast. Her latest issue prompted their letter to Dorn. The autumn issue of Vermont Life has always been about fall foliage. But the magazine on newsstands today also features


mountain biking, rock climbing, sports cars and a dancing Latina — and that’s just on the cover. The multiple-image treatment is a first for Vermont Life. It’s part of Nowlan’s recent efforts to appeal to younger, in-state readers. The average Vermont Life reader is 68. Three-quarters of the 60,000 subscribers live out of state. “This issue, we decided to shake things up and try something new,” Nowlan announces in an editor’s note, which also points out the new cover tagline: “Exploring the dynamic culture of contemporary Vermont.” Nowlan’s message continues: “At last we have some-

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Plus, there’s been no marketing effort to announce the new, improved Vermont Life to Vermonters. Or, for that matter, to young people anywhere. While every one of the advisory board members in this story praised Nowlan for bringing the magazine into the 21st century, they worry, as Crowl explains, that, “by dramatically changing the tenor of the magazine, and without having a large budget to open it up to new audiences, it endangers the stability of the place. If we had had a publisher on board, he or she would have counseled Mary to go a little slower.” Have subscription renewal rates been affected by Nowlan’s changes? Hyde says no,




thing that captures the spirit, diversity, wholesomeness, outdoorsiness and — dare I say it — the fun of life in contemporary Vermont.” Dare she may, but Nowlan probably should have expected some blowback. Vermont Life magazine is as steeped in Green Mountain tradition as dairy farming and deer hunting. Extending the list of “sacred Vermont myths” to include kayaking and artisan cheese is considered heretical in some circles. At stake is nothing less than the state’s official image, which the magazine has defined and disseminated for more than six decades. Nowlan has heard from plenty of readers about the autumn issue. “Some people like it. Some people don’t like it. And then there are people who hate it and accuse me of having a brain tumor,” she says, laughing at the suggestion. “The big criticism, not surprisingly, is that it’s too busy.” But there have been no discouraging words from her overseers in the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. Since Kelly left, Nowlan says. “I would say I have more freedom now than I ever have.” She’s using that editorial autonomy to take the magazine in a whole new direction, aiming it at readers like her: “a person living here who has children, who loves the outdoors, who is interested in all the cultural things, who chose to live in Vermont or has chosen to stay here,” as Nowlan describes this audience. She’s reshaped the regular “departments” within the magazine to include “cool arts things going on” and a “Get Started” column — a short, how-to feature for people exploring a new form of outdoor recreation.

Nowlan, a former editor at EatingWell magazine, has also expanded the magazine’s food coverage and plans to make it an even bigger element in the future. “All I’m trying to say with what I’m doing with the magazine now is that I sort of believe there is still this Vermont mystique, but it’s a contemporary thing as well. It doesn’t have to be nostalgic. My whole feeling is, this place is awesome. Right now. The Vermont mystique can include cheese. It can include young farmers who aren’t raising just dairy cows. “People still think of Vermont Life as their grandmother’s coffee-table magazine,” Nowlan continues. “As soon as I get it in their hands, they’re like, ‘Wow, this is interesting. This is cool.’ Friends will come up to me and say, ‘My son picked it up.’” Nowlan sees lots of in-state growth potential for Vermont Life subscriptions. And she believes coverage of special interest to locals won’t turn off the magazine’s other market: out-of-state tourist types. But the advisors worry that theory hasn’t been tested and that, at worst, it could amount to throwing out the baby with the bath water. Most magazine publishers would kill for Vermont Life’s loyal readers, 80 percent of whom renew their subscriptions. “If we alienate a core demographic, we worry that we are going to lose a base of revenue, and we are going to have to spend more money to get new customers,” Wood explains, noting, “One of the fundamentals of business is it’s cheaper to retain a customer than to go get a new one.”

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he nude calendar phenomenon in Vermont can be traced back to one enterprising and unabashed group of men from Calais. In 2002, the average Joes of Maple Corner dropped trou to raise money for their community center. They called it quits after two calendars and $500,000 in sales and in doing so passed the nekkid torch. In 2009, the town of Shoreham stripped down for a nude calendar to benefit its local library. The townsfolk raised a bundle as well, which is not surprising considering the novelty of everyday people posing in their birthday suits. This year, University of Vermont students are carrying the full-monty baton by shedding their clothes to raise money for campus clubs. Think “implied” nudie shots of the UVM Ultimate Frisbee team, the Salsa and Swing Society and the campus feminists in action. The Prudent Student calendar is the brainchild of UVM grads JAMIE SEIFFER and EVAN WALDEN. The calendar concept took off last year when the pair, then seniors, wanted to find a way for fellow students participating in campus clubs to make money for their organizations. They batted around a few ideas, but the only one that stuck was the nude calendar. It was bound to make more money than a bake sale and be more fun than a car wash, they reasoned.






With the help of some other students, Seiffer and Walden began planning the calendar. The lack of any experience shooting nude pictures did not deter them. Predictably, it was not that hard to find students willing to take it all off for the camera. Interest was so great among the student clubs that the pair had to turn groups away. While finding willing models may not have been difficult, setting up the shots so the college administration didn’t freak out was another thing. That’s where photographer BOBBY BRUDERLE came in. Bruderle, now a junior at UVM, was charged with blocking all the shots so no one’s “junks” were hanging out, as Seiffer puts it. The end result was a slightly silly, moderately provocative and artistically smart calendar that illustrates what each club is about, albeit sans clothing. The January spread features the taut members of the UVM outing club in the buff. Climbing harnesses and axes obscure the men’s bits, while climbing rope and scarves hide the women’s. Members of the college’s gardening club serve as models for August. Watering cans, boxes of produce and strategically placed neckerchiefs conceal their unmentionable areas. Seiffer even joins the action when he poses with FeelGood, the nonprofit student-run deli. Bruderle’s strategy for getting the perfect shot had the students stripping down to their skivvies while he organized the photo. Once they were in the right poses, Bruderle

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home in Port Jefferson, Long Island. SEVEN DAYS: What makes someone a great Scrabble player? JOE EDLEY: To separate out the really good players from the average players, I would say the simplest skill you need is a sense of probability. It’s a math game, not an English game. If you know a lot of words, that’s great. But you need to be able to find the right places to play them on the board.


SD: What was your highest-scoring word? JE: I made two different plays at two different times for 248 points. One of them was PACKINGS, and the other one was JIUJITSU, and the first J was a blank. My rack was horrible! I had three U’s, an I, J, T and a blank, and the S was in the right place. That was probably my most satisfying.


n 1969, Joe Edley went to San Francisco to find himself. Today Edley claims that, unlike many young people drawn to California in the ’60s, he never once took a drink or smoked a joint. Instead, he says, “I got high on the things I did.” Edley, who studied math and philosophy in college, finally found his true calling in 1978, the year the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary was published. He spent the next two years memorizing it. In 1980, he won his first national Scrabble championship on his first try. Call him a nerd, but you’ve got to hand it to Edley: Today, he earns his living playing

had them get naked for a few quick pics. During the shoot, he had to make sure no one exposed him- or herself. That meant asking folks to move their props to avoid nip slips or worse. Seiffer recalls having to make a few adjustments during the shoot. “Bobby was, like, Jamie, put the cutting board forward. I can see your junks,” he says. This year’s calendars will sell for $10 and become available sometime in early November. Seiffer hasn’t yet picked the groups that will appear in the 2010 calendar, but says 30 clubs have applied to be photographed. Not only does the calendar provide the student clubs with much-needed income, but it also makes their fellow students aware of their existence.

games. Now 61, Edley is the only person ever to win the national Scrabble championship three times. This week, he’s in Chittenden County to help local Scrabble players — is “Scrabblers” a word? — improve their games. Seven Days reached Edley by phone at his

SD: What are some tips for helping the average living-room player improve his or her game? JE: There are 101 acceptable two-letter words in the Scrabble Dictionary. They’re like the amino acids of our body, or the letters of the alphabet to someone who wants to read. You need to learn those two-letter

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asphalt of the courtyard truly uplifted art students, art faculty and administration at JSC,” she writes in an email. Bandar notes that as Derbes responded to the location, “His body became part athlete, part artist — completely engaged and drawn in by the line of the roller and the movement of taking it for a walk. Clark took to the space, exploring it like it was new territory.” Which, to him, it was. But it’s territory the students and staff will see and traverse for years to come. JSC art prof Marjorie kraMer invited Derbes to the college after seeing his installation for a group show called “Uncharted Territories” at the Firehouse Gallery last summer. For that exhibit, he cut out random shapes from thick cardboard and drew lines in black marker on one side that gave the pieces a faux threedimensionality — the look recalls early drawings by Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Derbes then attached an adhesive on the other side so viewers could stick the pieces to the gallery wall, take them down, or move them around at will. This interactivity was a hit with both adults and kids — and inspired another recent gig, with Grand Isle middle-school students. “During the summer, seventh- and eighth-grade classes came to the Firehouse to see the exhibits, and I met them there,” Derbes explains. “I ended up letting the 60 or so kids color all the pieces in my exhibit and play with the installation.” In four recent sessions at the school, funded by the North Hero-based nonprofit islanD arts, Derbes instructed kids to cut out and design their own pieces of geometric art on thin wood. The results will be installed in a stairwell, he says, adjacent to a mural that the students “updated” with more line drawings. “We painted it like a landscape, more or less,” Derbes says. “I thought it would be too visually overwhelming to let them have a free-for-all, so the top half is [painted in] blues and grays, like the sky, and the bottom is green and earth tones.” So now Derbes can add “school hallway” to his list of surfaces conquered. What’s next? Hello, Burlington Airport? That runway could use an upgrade. m

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but Wood claims the advisory board hasn’t seen any numbers on Vermont Life since September 2008. “When we’d ask about the analysis behind these decisions, either we didn’t get an answer or there wasn’t any analysis or, for some reason, we came away dissatisfied,” he says. Hyde says the state has been ready to hire a publisher and claims the advisory board recommended in August that the process be “slowed down.” But Nowlan doesn’t use the term “publisher” to describe what Vermont Life is missing. “We need someone who is minding the business of the magazine,” she says. Her “bare-bones” staff has done its part. Referring to a $200,000 deficit that has been

have revolted over virtually every tweak to the formula over the years. The first controversy occurred on the one-year anniversary of the magazine — the cover of the 1947 autumn issue was a photo of a young woman in a see-through gown, backlit, painting the autumn leaves. The Rutland Herald called it “objectionable only because it is ridiculous.” Last autumn, likewise, Nowlan was informed her cover image would be a newsstand disaster. It was a black-and-white portrait of an old farm couple — in autumn! — photographed by Richard Brown. The only fall foliage on the page was in a small photo inset. Nowlan claims it was the fourth bestselling issue ever. “Jumping into new territory” at Vermont Life has always caused a “big uproar,” accord-

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n the early years of Vermont Life, the Vermont state magazine’s editorial content was blatantly promotional — the inspiration was Arizona Highways, a stillthriving state magazine with a functional website to match. But over time, it became more independent and even got the occasional scoop. Vermont Life was the first media outlet — and one of the only ones — to have access to reclusive Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn when he moved to Vermont. But, even as it exercised increasing editorial independence, the magazine never strayed too far from its mission as a publishing arm of the tourism department. “It’s never going to do a three-part series on poverty,” says Slayton. “The magazine shows the value of a functioning rural landscape and presents a positive picture of Vermont. That’s what it’s done under every editor before me, and that’s what Mary is trying to do.” Referencing a “groundbreaking” story Nowlan ran on Vermont’s Mexican migrant workers, he says, “That’s definitely pushing the edge of the Vermont Life envelope.” Just as the magazine has been slow to embrace “changing Vermont,” its readers

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ing to Nowlan, who has found evidence of this phenomenon in old files and scrapbooks. Adding story teasers on the cover, changing the logo, allowing advertising in the magazine — none of it has gone over well. “Tom put a Sabra Field illustration on the cover, and all hell broke loose,” she recalls. “It’s hard, you know, taking over something that people love the way it is … But you have to change, you have to change.” In her archival explorations, Nowlan has found comfort in old articles about historical controversies at the magazine. The two editors before Slayton both wound up suing the state — one for wrongful dismissal and the other for sexual harassment. Nowlan chuckles as she scans a 1987 Burlington Free Press article in which Slayton is quoted as saying, “Vermont Life is gradually changing to become a more hands-on, more topical magazine.” The article also attributes this line to him: “The shift to present more than ‘just hearts and flowers’ also has been an effort to appeal more to Vermonters.” Nowlan clearly reads this as a vindication of her vision. But she’s dismayed to learn — from a reporter, no less — that the legislature-appointed advisory board has some grave concerns about current operations at Vermont Life. Can we expect a multi-image cover on the upcoming winter issue? Probably not, says Nowlan, noting some people misunderstood her editor’s note. “I didn’t mean every cover was going to look like that … it’s a dynamic thing. That’s all I was trying to say: We’re always thinking; we’re reevaluating with every issue. That’s the nature of media, especially now.”  10.07.09-10.14.09 SEVEN DAYS

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hen police arrived at the crash scene, two cars were in flames, a 4-year-old boy lay paralyzed, and a mother stood accused of crippling her son because she drove drunk. A mother with two kids in the back of her 2002 Saab 95 had rear-ended a Volkswagen Golf along rural Route 22A in the town of Orwell, shortly after sunset on September 18. The impact sent both cars careening over the center line and into a roadside ditch. Upon impact, the cars caught fire.

Two firefighters who heard the crash from inside their house ran to the scene and pulled the woman and her two young children from the smoldering wreckage. The mother had a broken leg. The 1-yearold, Matthew, was black and blue. The 4-year-old, Maxwell, was critically injured. His spine was severed, paralyzing the boy from the chest down. The mother refused to be tested for intoxication but would later tell her probation officer she’d been drinking that day. The hotel room she had occupied earlier

was “littered with beer cans,” according to a relative. Heather M. Carpentier, a 24-year-old stay-at-home mom from Hinesburg, has become the latest poster child for a deadly scourge plaguing Vermont’s roads. On any given day, untold numbers of drunk drivers barrel down interstates and country highways. Many go undetected. Thousands are arrested, pay fines and temporarily lose their licenses. And every year, a dozen or two, like Carpentier, end up killing or maiming themselves or others in horrific accidents. Those responsible are




often facing their second, third or even fourth DUI offense. The worst crashes are burned into Vermont’s psyche. In one infamous case from 2007, a drunk driver on parole for his third DUI drove the wrong way on I-89, killing 18-year-old Nick Fournier in a head-on collision. Last year, three-time DUI offender Eric Russell plowed head-on into a car on South Main Street in Barre, shattering the driver’s femur and sending his three kids to the hospital. Russell’s blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit. Carpentier had been busted for DUI five months before the fiery wreck that left her son paralyzed. She was driving with a suspended license. Vermont is on the higher side of drunkdriving rates compared to tother states, and exceeds the national average for the percentage of fatal crashes that are alcohol-related. Yet it’s one of only three states — along with Alabama and South Dakota — that do not allow ignition interlock devices as a way of punishing drunk drivers. The interlock resembles a breathalyzer and hooks to a car’s ignition so it can’t be started unless the person blowing into it is sober. Today the ignition interlock is one of the most commonly used, and arguably most effective, deterrents out there. Mothers Against Drunk Driving — aka M.A.D.D. — are big fans of the device, which cost between $75 and $150 to install, and $60 to $80 a month to maintain. That amounts to less than $3 a day — an expense most states pass on to the defendant. As the M.A.D.D. website points out, that’s “less than the cost of a drink.”



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drivers as a result of their first DUI conviction, no matter what their blood alcohol concentration. Eight others, including New Hampshire, mandate them when first-time offenders have more than .15 blood-alcohol content. The remaining states require the devices for repeat offenders, or at the discretion of the sentencing authority. Two interlock-ignition bills came before the 2009 Vermont legislature, but both were marooned in committees without so much as a public hearing. Relative to laws in other states, neither bill had the sharpest teeth. One would have mandated interlocks only after a second DUI offense. The other would have made them voluntary, but a driver who wanted to shorten suspension time would have to get the interlock. One of the House bill’s sponsors, State Rep. Bill Lippert, insists the legislature is not averse to the idea; it just hasn’t been a high priority. DUI law wasn’t addressed, he says, because lawmakers were consumed with overhauling sex-offender statutes in response to the highly publicized murder of Brooke Bennett, the 12-year-old from Randolph allegedly slain by her sex-offender uncle. Lippert expects to take up the bill again in 2010. The reason it targeted only repeat offenders is that four out of five drunk drivers in Vermont never get caught a second time, Lippert explains. He didn’t want to make a tough drunk-driving law “just to make a point. “I’m looking for a targeted intervention for those who are likely to have multiple DUI offenses,” says Lippert. “These are people we

ow do drunk drivers end up back on the road? The short answer: It’s virtually impossible to know which first-time offenders will become dangerous repeat offenders. That’s why groups such as M.A.D.D. push for mandatory interlocks for all first-time offenders. The democratic device removes the guesswork. “You can never predict the future,” says Chittenden County State’s Attorney T.J. Donovan. “We don’t have the capacity to put everybody in jail, nor should we be putting everybody in jail.” Carpentier wasn’t a habitual DUI offender. She started spiraling out of control last April, quickly racking up numerous arrests, all related to an apparent alcohol problem. She was picked up on April 29 in South Burlington on a DUI after her boyfriend called 911 to report she’d left the house intoxicated. She told police she’d had three Budweisers. Two weeks later, she was charged with aggravated domestic assault after whacking her boyfriend in the face with a clothes iron during a drunken fight. Then, in July, she was arrested for disorderly conduct for hurling things inside a friend’s house in another drunken fit. Chittenden County prosecutors reduced the aggravated assault charge to simple assault, and cut a plea deal on the DUI and disorderly conduct charge that let Carpentier avoid jail time, in exchange for mandatory alcohol treatment and community service. Carpentier was ordered not to buy or consume alcohol. Additionally, her license was yanked for 90 days and she was ordered to report to the Hinesburg Police Department weekdays to take breathalyzer tests. She completed an inpatient stint at Maple Leaf Farms rehab center, and there were no indications she had driven since her license was suspended on June 10. Donovan says Carpentier, like every firsttime DUI offender, was evaluated for risk factors prior to the plea offer. In Carpentier’s case, she had no prior DUIs, no criminal record, she wasn’t driving recklessly, there was no accident and her blood-alcohol content, while illegal, wasn’t sky-high. Conditions of release are designed to do three things, Donovan says: Punish the offender, address the underlying cause — in this


offenders facing their fourth or fifth DUI. It’s that second group — the 20 percent who drive drunk again — that troubles him and every other thinking person who gets behind a wheel in Vermont. Twarog is the first to admit that the punishments designed to keep drunk drivers from reoffending aren’t working. “We think we’re keeping dangerous drivers off the road, but they’re still driving,” he says. “They’re just doing it illegally, with a suspended license.” Twarog believes that a simple hardship license, also known as a Cinderella license, could reduce the number of drunk drivers in Vermont if used in combination with the interlocks: To get a hardship license, the reasoning goes, an offender would have to install an interlock on his or her car. That would reduce the number of people caught in what Twarog calls “the vortex” — they lose their license, drive without it, get caught, and the process repeats itself. Interlock systems have come a long way since the days when a serial drunk could cheat the device simply by having someone else blow into it. Today’s sensors often require a driver to continuously blow sober breaths to keep the engine going. Nissan is reportedly testing several nextgeneration interlock systems, among them small cameras that observe facial expressions, sensors that detect blood alcohol concentration through the steering wheel and gear shift, and internal computers that know when a car is weaving. Eleven states slap ignition interlocks on

need to get off the road, and I think the ignition interlock may be the next tool.”


ermont has gone to great lengths to deter habitual drunk driving. A recent state Supreme Court ruling essentially granted Vermont cops the right to administer sobriety tests until the suspected drunken driver fails one (see sidebar). A first-time offender automatically loses his or her driver’s license for three months — six months if the motor vehicle operator refuses to submit to a breathalyzer test. A second conviction brings an automatic 18-month license suspension. Many states — especially rural ones, with limited public transportation — allow for a “hardship” license that lets DUI offenders drive during certain hours to get to a job. Vermont isn’t one of them. Prior DUIs never “go away” here — only a governor’s pardon can expunge the charge. Plus, convicted drivers are required to carry high-risk car insurance, which can run $150 a month on top of regular insurance. By some measures, the system is working: An estimated 80 percent of first-time drunk drivers in Vermont do not reoffend, according to Frank Twarog, a Burlington-based attorney and president of the Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Twarog’s knowledge of state DUI law is encyclopedic, and he puts it to use every day defending drunkdriving suspects in courtrooms in Chittenden,

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scyther has to make a sweeping motion. The result is a wide, arced swath of mowed land. Each pass should be the same cut with the same amount of effort, Shattuck says. The blade should appear to float over the grass.

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trying to reacquaint myself with the lost arts of animal husbandry and farming and things related to that,” he says. But Williams didn’t find learning how to scythe as easy as mastering an ax or a splitting maul. He had to forget what he knew about playing golf, chopping wood and other activities that required a swinging motion. “It’s hard at first to keep the blade traveling straight across the ground,” Williams says. “The temptation is to swing it like a tennis racquet. It’s definitely one of those things I’ll need some practice with.” On a recent rainy morning, Falk gives a demonstration of proper scything technique at his studio. Before he begins cutting, he pulls a whetstone from the water-filled sheath attached to his belt. He carefully drags the stone back and forth across the blade to sharpen it. The blade seems to sing. Scythe blades typically have to be sharpened every five to 10 minutes, depending on what is being cut. “It only works as well as it is tuned,” Falk says as he sharpens. “You always need to keep your tool in a state of finetunedness.” Falk carries the scythe over to an area of patchy, tall grass, bends his knees slightly and begins to mow. The grass falls in clumps around the edges of the cut. Because it is drizzly, the grass is heavier and the scythe works better, Falk explains. The sound of the blade slicing through the grass is mesmerizing, like that of the whetstone sharpening only more euphonious. You can’t help but be enchanted by this tool. While it may not be practical to scythe a 10-acre field of hay by oneself, one person is more than capable of hand mowing a lawn. Scythes were used to manicure the first lawns of the Middle Ages, Shattuck points out. At $200 for a good scythe, the tool is certainly more economical than any other mower or gas-powered machine. If and when a scythe breaks — which is unlikely, Falk says — it can be repaired cheaply and easily. Once the proper scything technique is learned, the tool can be used to cut grass as short as the scyther wants. And unlike with a power mower, you can never cut your lawn too short with a scythe, Falk says. The more one thinks about scything, the more feasible an option it becomes for landscape management. “The scythe is a gateway tool. Ben Falk punishes some undergrowth It’s a way of becoming competent with our hands again,” Falk says. “It’s available to all of us if we have hands that work.” m


When people get good at scything, the motion is said to feel meditative or Zen-like. That contemplative aspect of scything is one thing that drew Rob Williams to Falk’s workshop. Williams, an adjunct professor at Champlain College and partner in the Vermont Yak Company in Waitsfield, didn’t know much about the scythe when he showed up in Moretown, but he had re-


Shattuck advises beginner hand mowers against trying to use their arms for scything. It all has to come from the core. Rather than swinging the scythe like a baseball bat or a golf club, which could cause injury or embarrassment, the

sold commercially online and in hardware stores. Scythe use for agricultural purposes dates as far back as the 12th century. Because the tool allowed the reaper to stand upright while harvesting, the scythe replaced the shorter curved sickle and remained the primary tool for mowing and reaping until horsepowered machinery appeared. Throughout Europe, where the scythe was invented, the tool is still used regularly. Many hand mowers compete in speed-mowing competitions, working their way rhythmically through fields as judges check for technique and consistency. Shattuck, who has competed in similar contests here and in New Hampshire, dreams of entering a scything competition in Europe. Shattuck, a Richmond resident and longtime hand mower, was the instructor at a recent scything workshop hosted by Falk at a farm in Moretown. While just about anyone can pick up a weed whacker and cut back vegetation or brush, mastering the scythe requires years of practice and attention to detail. Falk will tell you that after three years of using the deceptively simple tool, he still has much to learn. “You can get better for years and years,” he says. While Shattuck takes a utilitarian view of scything, Falk’s is a more philosophical approach. He rhapsodizes about the scythe as the “best in hand tools” and promotes its use as a way to connect more deeply with the environment, one that brings the user a higher level of satisfaction and personal achievement than any gas-powered machine would. Shattuck began hand mowing as a child because his father did it. He stuck with it, he says, because he was a fanatical cyclist and drawn to endurance activities. The wholebody-workout aspect of scything, combined with its rhythm, appealed to him. After all these years, Shattuck continues to hone his technique. A YouTube video of a 14-year-old girl methodically mowing a huge hay field recently inspired him to modify his scything style, he says. He’s now focusing more on sweeping the blade in a full arc. Scything is not for those with weak abs. It requires a core strength that most of us who sit at a desk all day do not possess. With a slight bend in the knees, hand mowers twist their torsos from right to left, making a steady pass over the grass as they go. It has a little Mr. Miyagi “wax on, wax off” feel to it.



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awkward love scenes and die melodramatic deaths. Each member of the ensemble tackles the script with animated ebullience. Portraying most of the female characters, Eric Love renders romantic lines of Shakespearean poetry 12v-augustfirst100709.indd 1 10/5/09 12:32:58 PM in a loopy falsetto. He delights in drawing attention to his, uh, girlish charms by skippresents ping and sashaying in floaty gowns and flipping fright-wigged locks like a Valley Girl. Among his priceless moments: bellydancing as Cleopatra with a rubber snake. Aaron Aubry makes a terrific “serious” character, demonstrating Hamlet’s madness with murderous, sex-crazed sock puppets, a Monty Python-esque silly walk and histrionic recitations of famous lines. His comic deadpan is brilliant as he portrays a “An Italian Sojourn” works by pretentious academic eager to “whip out” Frescobaldi, Corelli, Veracini, and more. I Love My Willy — a tome stored, naturally, in his pants. All three actors meet the demands of the physical comedy. Christopher Scheer is especially good in the fight scenes. He thumbwrestles and hipgrinds with Love as families feud in R&J, and partakes in several zany duels. Funniest is his slo-mo swordfest from Macbeth, staged to mimic a battle from Braveheart. As is usual at LNT, polished technical elements support the storytelling. Costume designer Cora Fauser equips the men with a base wardrobe of tights (turquoise, fuchsia Trio Settecento is Rachel and burgundy), long-sleeved black athletic Barton Pine, violin; John Mark shirts and black Chuck Taylors with orange Rozendaal, baroque cello; and laces. The actors quickly add tunics, breeches, David Schrader, harpsichord. The gowns and accessories with the indefatigable music they play on historical instruments of rare assistance of dressers Tara Lee Downs, Robin beauty and expressive power has been called… P. Hall and Sarah Menard. In this evening of laughs, Love gets the “Some of the most refreshing, life-enhancing play’s one serious moment: Hamlet’s “What Baroque playing heard in years.” a piece of work is man” soliloquy. The script — C H I C A G O T R I B U N E slips it in unexpectedly. After Aubry has a meltdown trying to get through “To be or FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2009 not to be,” Love suggests skipping his next big speech, and ends up reciting it himself. 7:30 PM, UVM RECITAL HALL The audience is caught off guard — preMasterclass with Ms. Pine and VYO students pared for something crazy to happen, only on 10/8 at 7 pm, free and open to the public. to be reminded of the immense beauty of Call us at 656-4455 for more details. Shakespeare’s language and the timelessness of his ideas. Love gives the words quiet grace, allowing S P O N S O R E D B Y: the audience to reflect briefly on the Bard’s greatness. When the silly stuff resumes a moment later, we suddenly remember that For tickets: 863-5966 or it’s OK to tease old Wills mercilessly. Because WWW.UVM.EDU/LANESERIES no one will ever take his theatrical crown. m


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ven ardent Shakespeare fans would probably ’fess up that their initial childhood brush with the Bard was not love at first sight. He does run on a bit for young attention spans, and the archaic vocabulary feels forbidding. Despite the efforts of earnest English teachers, many of us had a tough time trying to understand, much less love, the scribe of Stratford until college or beyond. O, that the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) could be performed in every high school! It’s raunchy and rowdy, but oh so slyly incorporates lots of iambs and info while packing all 37 plays into 90 minutes. Using just three actors, the RSC’s tongue-in-cheek take on Will’s works also captures the boisterous spirit of theater in the playwright’s own day, when “groundlings” paid a penny to stand and watch shows. At Lost Nation in Montpelier, Kim Bent directs a rambunctious threesome, who gleefully engage the audience in the fun. The RSC script calls for the performers to appear on stage as actors using their real names, working their butts off to put on the show. No “fourth wall” exists; the performers frequently interact with people attending the play. They rapidly cycle backstage to don exaggerated costumes and outlandish wigs, and grab silly props that help them enact abbreviated scenes. Usually, two perform while another narrates. The script doesn’t attempt to present equally long summaries of all the plays. In fact, it concentrates heavily on the tragedies, “because,” as one of the cast notes, “basically we’ve found that the comedies aren’t half as funny as the tragedies.” Two of the most famous ones take center stage: Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. Familiar plots and famous lines provide plentiful opportunity for parody. Meanwhile, all 16 comedies get distilled into The Love Boat Goes to Verona, which hilariously mashes up Shakespeare’s humor staples — twins, mistaken identity, shipwrecks, enchanted islands and forests — into one briskly told tale. The RSC makes even shorter work of the histories, which enable one actor to realize his teen dream of making Shakespeare into a sport. With all the killing and throne-passing, “It’s exactly like playing football, but you do it with a crown.” A few cleverly narrated “huts” and “hikes” swiftly take down all the assorted monarchs.

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Chef: Dennis Vieira Age: 30 Restaurant: The Red Clover Inn and Restaurant in Mendon, VT Restaurant age: Three months; it opened July 2. Cuisine type: “American-Vermont” with European techniques Training: The Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, N.Y., and two “glorified stages” in Europe, one at a Relais & Chateaux inn in Northern Tuscany called Il Bottaccio di Montignoso (20002001), and one at a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris called Hélène Darroze (2003-2004). Selected experience: “We didn’t have titles. Kenny [Oringer] was the chef — everybody else just showed up,” Clio, Boston (2001-2002); sous chef, Troquet, Boston (2002-2003); chef de cuisine, Hemingway’s, Killington (2005-2008); executive chef, The Lauren Inn, Woodstock (2008). What’s on the menu? “The menu changes all the time, but it’s usually mostly Vermont products. There’s always some kind of fish on the menu, always an assiette [assortment] plate with three to five cuts [of meat prepared different ways]. The pan-seared bluefin tuna with a lobster coriander broth, wilted pea shoots and toasted garlic. Orange- and hazelnutscented beet tartar with Vermont feta, spicy greens and 20-year-old balsamic vinaigrette. It’s totally vegetarian.” CALEB KENNA




hen he was in high school in Swansea, Mass., Dennis Vieira — the youngest of six siblings in “a 100 percent Portuguese” family — didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life. Instead of pursuing the academic track, Vieira opted to try the autobody voc-tech program, but found he didn’t like getting grease on his hands. Casting around for another option, he tried culinary. “There was only one other guy in the class, so I was surrounded by girls,” he recalls. “I was, like, ‘Yeah, I’ll do this.’” But chatting up the ladies wasn’t the only motive that kept Vieira behind a stove. He describes cooking as “a knack; it comes naturally to me.” The proof is in the pudding. Vieira did a stint as chef de cuisine at Hemingway’s, one of southern Vermont’s most highly regarded restaurants. Now, as executive chef at The Red Clover Inn — which opened under its current owners in July — he feeds visitors from the metropolis and as far away as Australia. To showcase the best of the Vermont products that he culls from a handful of primo area farms, Vieira makes everything from scratch — including the desserts — and changes his menu several times a week. Cooking that way is rigorous, but Vieira, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, learned his stuff when he apprenticed at a pair of highly regarded European restaurants. “When you go to Europe, you start off at the bottom and work your way up. Usually you get stuck doing the things that nobody wants to do, so you have to get really good at doing them fast so they’ll let you do other stuff,” he says. Vieira spent hours “cleaning fish, butchering wild boar and doing vegetable work,” he recalls. Although The Red Clover was designed as a destination restaurant, the staffers aim to keep locals as well as tourists happy without compromising the quality of the food. “I am putting wings on my tavern menu, but I’m not saying exactly what they are,” Vieira says slyly. What they are is not exactly your gardenvariety bar food. “I get whole birds so I have wings: guinea hen wings, partridge wings, duck wings, chicken wings,” the chef explains. “I braise them off with piri-piri pepper and honey, then fry them up in duck fat.”

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Vieira attests that he loves cooking in Vermont — “It’s the most European place I’ve been [in the U.S.] food-wise.” But he says American rules and regulations governing ingredients he can and can’t use drive him a bit crazy. “When I buy a whole veal, I can’t get its head back,” he laments. “I could probably feed five or six people with just that head, and it goes in the trash.” Another gripe: “I think it’s insane that they’ll let the population eat


Twinkies, but they won’t let them eat duck blood,” Vieira says. Partridge wings? Duck blood? Chef Vieira piques our interest, so we decided to put him on the grill. How did you eat when you were growing up? I’ve pretty much been cooking at home since I was 8 years old. At one point in my life, my mom got really sick. She’d done most of the


cooking — she used to make a lot of soups like caldo verde — and I started cooking more and more because I was home. My father worked full time — he’d dropped out of high school and was a welder for years. He came to America at 11 from an island called São Miguel in the Azores, from a town famous for its hot springs — they cook eggs in the water. He loved food and would cook on weekends. We weren’t people who shopped at co-ops and Whole Foods; it was value shopping. Pickled pigs’ feet wasn’t a weird thing to see in the fridge. The dented-can store wasn’t an infrequent visit. We had octopus stew once in a while, which is one of my favorites. There’s stuff called chouriço — not to be confused with chorizo — a braised pork sausage really only found in a few communities. There were chouriço loafs we used to eat all the time. They’d put it in the center [of a loaf of bread], roll it and bake it. We’d make custard with yellow rice and cinnamon. There was a bakery down the street. Portuguese baked meringues. They’d pipe them out with a star tip. When you think you have enough sugar, they add more sugar to it. Salmon pie. Back then, were there any foods you thought were gross? Milk. I’m allergic to whey. As a child, being breastfed for the first or second time, I almost died. I used to have my dad order pizza with half cheese, half sauce. Now I realize I could have had the “cheese,” because it’s basically plastic. My first ice cream was at age 23, at a creemee stand outside of Montpelier. [The allergy’s] the kind of thing that you grow out of as you get older, and now it doesn’t bother me as much. I had a spoonful of raw milk yesterday. Canned vegetables are horrible, even in shepherd’s pie, but canned potatoes that are peeled were always one of my favorites. Now I make fingerling potatoes, peel them while they’re hot and add olive oil and a touch of fleur de sel. I usually serve that with some grilled fish, like sardines. Name three foods that make life worth living. Pig, wine, cheese. Duck fat’s way up there. Have you ever eaten something truly weird? I think durian fruit is probably one of the worst things I’ve put in my mouth, but after some technique was put into it, it was one of the best things I’ve put in my mouth. A giant squid that was 6 feet long. With its tentacles, it resembled somebody who had been growing dreadlocks for about 25 years. It tasted almost meaty, like prime rib. GRILLING THE CHEF

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he offers. What’s not a lie? Cowles has lived on the property for almost all his 59 years. His father, William Cowles, trained as an architect, acquired the 500 trees by buying out a neighbor in the 1950s. In the early ’70s, the senior Cowles became Vermont Secretary of Human Resources. In that role, he helped spearhead the establishment of Act 250, the “Land Use Law.” It was around this time that Cowles decided to sell the farm. Nick, one of six kids — and, as he puts it, “the only one who stuck around” — decided he couldn’t let the orchard leave the family. “I don’t think I’ve ever not been here for fall,” he says. These days, what fall means to Cowles is “eight weeks of 12- to 14-hour days, seven days a week with no break. Every year at the end of the season,” he adds, “I say, ‘No way in hell am I doing that again!’ I get away for the winter, and then by spring I’m pumped to start again.”

It was on one such winter escape in 2000, to ski in Colorado, that Cowles got an idea about how to add value to his apples — by making them the centerpiece of a larger local harvest celebration. In Paonia, Colo., he met an elderly farmer, Glenn Austin, who suggested he take advantage of the budding Vermont localvore scene, recalls Cowles: “He said, ‘Your ace in the hole is, you’ve got that great community and beautiful location.’” But if he built a place for that community to gather, would it come? Cowles decided to find out. The first Small Farms Food Fest took place in 2001, just days after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Farmers came to the Orchards and sold foods prepared from their produce, from grass-fed beef to wine. It was a healing event for still-shocked growers and guests, says Cowles, and it “kind of put the orchard on the map.” Back in 2001, 20 percent of the apples grown at Shelburne Orchards were sold on site. The rest were shipped off to Price Chopper or “to crappy wholesalers,” says Cowles. Today, he still supplies smaller local stores such as Shelburne Supermarket, City Market and Healthy Living, but 90 percent of his apples are sold to visitors who consider the Orchards a destination. About 20 trees remain from the orchard Cowles’ father purchased at midcentury; he estimates they were planted in 1909. The rest of the 80 acres of organic trees now include popular eating apples such as Empires and Golden Delicious, and replanted antiques such as Northern Spies and Tolman Sweets. The picking season begins with Paula Reds and Jersey Macs in late August. More and more of the nearly 20 apple varieties ripen through mid-October. By Christmas, Terry Hotaling, Cowles’ righthand man, is the only employee still working full time. “It’s beautiful,” Hotaling says of his time alone pruning trees in the ice and snow. In the spring, as the trees wake from their winter hibernation, Cowles and co. make sure they’re properly nourished with compost and fertilizer. Bees from Champlain Valley Apiaries begin to buzz around the blossoms. Then it’s time to train any new pickers in the art of sorting apples and removing them from the trees without bruising them. As Cowles talks, Hotaling pops in and out of his office, which takes up part of an old wood shop. (The rest of the building is reserved for donut and pie making.) Hotaling borrows Cowles’ glasses to use his computer for some accounting. The pair joke

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The “Jack Pot” serves as the brewing vessel for another Cowles creation: Ginger Jack, a nonalcoholic but still heady concoction of ginger and apple cider. Painted red and green, the cider press dominates one side of the big room. Though Cowles employs between 15 and 18 people during the active seasons, no one has a set role, he says. One person not bustling around: Cowles’ wife of 30 years, Cindy. The former dancer is happier to occupy herself with her two horses, Mickey and Moonshine, who show up at orchard events. “She’s my everything,” says Cowles. “My total support system.” His fellow musicians sometimes show up to help — such as Burlington oncologist Peter Swift, a member of Cowles’ bluegrass band The Meat Packers, who’s currently visiting the office. The Meat Packers make regular appearances at orchard events, playing Cowles originals such as “Why Can’t Women Be a Little More Like My Truck?” and “Sensitive New Age Redneck.” The former has been played on NPR’s “Car Talk.” Rednecks are a theme with Cowles. This October 17 at the Orchards is Truckload & Ginger Jack & Carboy Saturday — or, as he calls it, “Redneck Saturday.” On that day, folks can load their pickups with apples for $50. It’s preceded by the Orchards’ more sedate8v-Blackdoor100709.indd October 15 and 16 Senior Days, when you can get a deal when accompanied by an elder. “It doesn’t have to be a grandparent,” says Cowles. “You can just nab any old person. They’re kind of slow moving, so they’re easy to catch.” Despite growing, picking and selling apples his whole life, Cowles says he’s only now beginning to feel secure that he’s “going to stick with it.” When asked what he’d do if he didn’t run the orchard, he goes silent for a good 30 seconds. “There’s probably a number of things,” he ventures, before suggesting stone masonry and “growing stuff.” But there’s stronger purpose in his voice when he says, “I don’t plan on ever retiring. I love what I do so much.” m


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and grouse as if they’ve been doing it most of their lives. They have — Hotaling has been at Shelburne Orchards almost as long Cowles, who says, “I couldn’t do this without him.” “Of course you could,” replies Hotaling. “You could hire three people to do my job.” Another multitasker is Megan Humphrey, whom Cowles describes as Hotaling’s wife. (“That’ll do,” says Hotaling of the word choice.) Humphrey is the brains behind the ever-expanding roster of events at Shelburne Orchards each autumn. Cowles says he feels blessed to have “people who know how to put my ideas into action.” The latest of these brainstorms involved installing a still in the orchard’s warehouse this April. The plan is to manufacture a Shelburne Orchards line of Calvados (apple brandy), and Cowles says he’s “two seconds away” from getting government approval. A glow creeps across Cowles’ face as he admires his still and white-oak aging barrels. A metal sculpture of a bootylicious cherub perches above the setup. “That’s the Angel of Spirits,” he says. The first batch of Calvados could take as long as three years to age to perfection, though Cowles plans to sample it next fall. The endeavor is part of Cowles’ “plan of making more money without making more work,” as he puts it. It helps that Shelburne Orchards is one of the largest sellers of apple trees in New England. “There’s no added overhead,” Cowles says of this extra revenue stream. “It’s kind of a steady income.” The proliferation of Cowles’ sideline businesses is apparent from a walk through the warehouse behind the store, which sells Shelburne Orchards T-shirts and myriad apple products, including cider donuts and three different varieties of cider. Cowles’ 25-year-old daughter Mariah stands at the “Jack Pot,” mixing the filling for 80 apple pies at once. A family friend named Nelly, visiting from Charlotte, N.C., recommends frying up some Southern-style apple pies. “It’ll put 2000 pounds on the bumpky,” she says, but assures Cowles it’s worth it.


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I thInk It’s Insane that they’ll let the populatIon eat twInkIes, but they won’t let them eat duck blood. Portuguese octopus is world renowned; it’s the finest and the best. When I was working at Clio, the mom of the general manager, Christian Touche, came to town. She’s from Provence. She braised lamb trotters, which are pretty small, and tripe. She made a farce [mince] out of the lamb trotters and stuffed it into the tripe to make little purses. She braised them until they were really soft and served them with an eggplant and tomato ragout. Duck tongue in artichoke soup; whale blubber; live scallops and live shrimp — I’ve had those. But since I’ve been in Vermont, not so much weird stuff.


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What foods are always in your pantry? Nothing. Tea: Lapsang Souchong, Russian Caravan, Sencha; hibiscus is probably my favorite, but plain rose hips are always good; straight-up black teas and white teas. If you open up my fridge right now you’ll see about eight or nine bottles of white and red, a bottle of olive oil and an apple my friend gave me that came from her tree. When you’re a chef, you don’t really spend time at home. Home is barely set up, just a bed and a couch. I get to the restaurant at a quarter to 7 in the morning. I’m here. If I got established and stayed here for a while, you’d see fleur de sel and sel gris, Arborio rice for risotto … hot sauces, too. I like spice, but not Tabasco. I like sauces that have texture to them. Seafood and game birds are things I really love. If you could have any chef in the world prepare a meal for you, who would it be? Can I name four? Marc Veyrat, a chef from the Savoie region of France, in his old style of cooking. He was a mountain man but then went on to do molecular gastronomy. Pierre Gagnaire. Joël Robuchon. Jean-Louis Palladin — the one who brought sea urchins into the U.S. That guy was amazing. You’re trying to impress somebody with your culinary prowess. What do you make? Grilled cheese. Actually, I would probably prepare something with seafood: A multicourse dinner, working in a progression through a variety of tastes, textures and scents, making a full circle so that the dessert somehow resembles the first course. When I really get into it, dessert isn’t just a crème brûlée. I start with a savory sorbet and then build up the sweetness. Your last dessert should be neutral, almost bitter. Something with crisp, clean elements that leave your mouth completely cleansed. What’s the worst dish you’ve ever created? When I was about 14, I had a friend over. After we broke into my dad’s liquor cabinet,

What’s your favorite cookbook? A History of Food [by Maguelonne ToussaintSamat] is one of my favorites; the earlier editions of The Joy of Cooking; the original Escoffier [Le Guide Culinaire], but that’s kind of dense for the average person. The Food Lover’s Companion is always on my office desk.

What’s your favorite beverage? Fresh-squeezed orange juice with San Pellegrino. What kind of music do you like to listen to in the kitchen? Everything from Vivaldi to Tool. If you weren’t a chef, what would your job be? A shoe maker? In city kitchens, when somebody comes in and they’re really green or take shortcuts, you call them a shoe maker. I don’t know — I’ve been cooking for so long. I’ve toyed with the idea of a gamewarden-type thing: Maybe a fisherman or a farmer, something to do with agriculture. What are your hobbies? Outdoorsy stuff. I’m a trout fisherman; I love to fly fish. I hunt. What’s your most embarrassing favorite food? I don’t eat ’em now, but I used to eat ’em as a kid: Chicken Littles [mini-sandwiches] from KFC. They go against everything I believe in. What do you think is the strangest thing about American food habits? The fact that corn that’s deemed unsuitable for human consumption is — in some way, shape or form — in every single thing you eat. m

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week doesn’t necessarily mean it is set in stone. I’d love to hear your ideas for things you’d like to see — or not see — in my little corner of the paper. And no, “a new music editor” is not an option. Sorry. Anyway, my inbox is always open. Spend some time with this new version of the paper and drop me a line to let me know what you think. And now, music stuff !

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Regular readers have likely figured out that I kinda have a thing for killer alt-country. What can I say? I like twang. And whiskey. But mostly twang. Anyhoo, regular readers may also have figured out that few things chafe my vintage Western shirt like bad alt-country. (See my review of STEPHEN KELLOGG AND THE SIXERS’ latest CD on page 46.) The thing is, alt-country is all too easy to do poorly. It takes a deft touch to avoid the genre’s inherent pitfalls. Let’s




face it, there are only so many ways to sing about drunken heartache and/or life in a Midwestern jerkwater, right? Right. But walking that fine, dusty line between trite and terrific means that when you do discover a band that puts a new spin on an old trick, it is all the more rewarding. Witness San Francisco’s OR, THE WHALE. The Bay Area outfit is something like an alt-country orchestra, claiming a whopping seven full-time members, including Burlington ex-pat TIM MARCUS. Local folks may remember Marcus as the

Speaking of Lowell and Metronome, allow me to double up a bit and plug another show at Nectar’s black-sheep cousin: Tuesday. GRAND ARCHIVES. Go. Aside from rockin’, this show is (doubly) notable as it represents the debut of a new local promotions company, MSR PRESENTS. MSR founder MATT ROGERS has a full slate of good stuff coming up at the club, so be sure to keep an eye out. Also, a portion of the proceeds from all MSR shows is donated to local charities. One last Metronote: A hearty welcome back to ALEX BUDNEY, who spent the summer running Nectar’s southerly experiment, Nectar’s MV, on Martha’s Vineyard. Budney’s return means his weekly open jam, Family Night, is back in action on Wednesdays at Metronome. I love a good pun. But I love a bad pun even more. Accordingly, DJ GI Joe I urge you to check out “Hip-Hoptoberfest” this Saturday at Montpelier’s Black Door Bar & Bistro, presented by Halogen Media. Suspect wordplay aside, the show features two of the finest regional-ish hip-hop acts going, PHILADELPHIA SLICK and IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE’s ace turntablist, DJ GI JOE. Also in the Capital City, Langdon Street Café hosts a nifty little event this Friday, “Some Girls: Women Sing the Stones,” which is, um, exactly what it sounds like. Expect appearances from lovely local luminaries MYRA FLYNN, CAROL HAUSNER, PEG TASSEY and SAN GORDON. And word has it that RACHEL “sweetheart of the alt-country rodeo” RICE will do a version of “Sympathy for the Devil” with four banjos. Really. It’s time again for the Monkey House’s monthly local comedy night! But this Saturday’s installment is extra special in that 1) it features pretty much every local comedian not named ALEX NIEF, and 2) is also an audition for Montréal’s Just for Laughs Festival. Good luck, funny people. WRUV’s long-running live local showcase “Exposure” is kicking into high gear. The upcoming schedule for the weekly Wednesday night throwdown (8 p.m. at 90.1 FM!) includes the LONESTAR CHAIN (10/7); PAPER CASTLES (10/21); JUSTIN LEVINSON (11/4); and MY DEAREST DARLING (11/18). Now, if we could just get all those bands to send the station their CDs, too… 


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The multitalented Marcus mans the pedal steel with these punctuational provocateurs. And as you would expect, he’s awfully good. But Marcus isn’t really the story here. He just provides a perfect local hook for me to tell you why you need to check out this band. Or, the Whale are churlish and gritty one moment, and then turn around and leave you crying in your beer. They embrace the time-honored conventions of traditional country. But they’re not afraid flip Hank the finger from time to time and make with the glory rockin’. In short, Or, the Whale embody everything that’s right about alt-country. Lest you think the local connection is tainting my opinion here, I’m not the only one smitten with the band. Or, the Whale are currently on a lengthy national tour and have drawn the attention of National Public Radio, Paste magazine and noted online purveyors of the awesome Daytrotter, with whom OTW recently recorded a live session while swinging through Chicago. So there. This Sunday Or, the Whale make a Burlington appearance at Club Metronome. Local alt-country torchbearers LOWELL THOMPSON AND CROWN PILOT open.










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SD: oh, so it was a little trial period… JL: Yeah, this little trial, and about a week in they said, “So, do you want the good news or the bad news?” And I said, “Well, give me the bad news.” And they said, “You’re going to have to check in an hour later tomorrow for your day off.” And I said, “I don’t care…” [Laughs] And they said, “The good news is, you’re coming to Europe with us.”

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the thing about business, being in the right place at the right time, [having] the right attitude at the right time. And I really feel that it was meant to be. They kinda just liked me and went with it and said, “If it doesn’t work out, this little two-week tour…”

now. I’m using the same board that Chris Karoda [Phish’s lighting designer] uses. It’s a lot of technology to learn. That first day I was on the phone all day [says in mock-whimpering voice], “How do you make this do this?” SD: Now that you’ve been doing this for several months, have there been certain moments where you really feel like, “Wow, this is really working, I’m killing it”? JL: Oh, yeah, man. I try to go for that at least a couple times a week, that feeling. And it pretty much happens. But there’ve been moments where, literally, I’ll have a tear come down my face because everything hits at the right moment. It will be a moment where I’ve dropped a spotlight on Jeff when it’s gone from thunderous to just him, like in “Via Chicago.” In a moment like that, when I hit it, nail it exactly how, visually, in my head, it’s supposed to look, and you feel that gasp from the crowd, if I can make that happen … I don’t want that every night, because that would be too much emotion [laughter] and I’ll have to go to counseling. But if I can

lights. Finding an early opportunity at the club, Liggett gradually became the club’s lighting designer and has since worked with artists such as Ween, Mike Gordon, Yonder Mountain String Band, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and the Benevento-Russo Duo. He is currently on the road with Wilco and will make his second trip to Europe with the band in November. In between stops, “Liggy” sat down to talk with Seven Days about lighting, travel and how patience helped him land his dream gig.

SEVEN DAYS: How did the Wilco gig come to be? JASON LIGGETT: Well, during [the years 3:44:42 PM I worked] at Higher Ground, I started to think, “Well, I’d like to be one of those touring guys.” And once you get past the idea that it’s not all sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll, and you can make a career and be professional and do it on the road … I started working with the Benevento-Russo Duo, started working to try and get that touring gig. I’ve done lots of bands where I’m just, like, “Come on, you need a lighting guy!” There were opportunities that did come up through doing other gigs that just, for some reason or another, didn’t work out, or I declined on doing it, didn’t feel I was ready. And that’s kind of when the Wilco thing happened. Jeff Tweedy was playing Higher Ground. I hit it off well with the management. So it almost fell into place perfectly. I asked, “Who’s doing lights [for Wilco] now?” I knew the guy who was doing it last year; he’s also Ween’s lighting designer. So I asked and they said, “We’re looking for somebody.” So I said, “I’d like to apply,” thinking that they must have a hundred résumés just sitting there. But it’s

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ack in April, Jason Liggett was lighting a Jeff Tweedy solo show at Higher Ground. It was pretty easy from his perspective. “All I did was focus a spotlight on him,” he says over green tea at Sapa in Burlington. After the show he found out that Tweedy’s band, Wilco, was looking for a lighting designer. Within weeks Liggett was on the road with them — on a trial basis. Soon afterward, he was on his way to Europe as Wilco’s new lighting designer. Liggett began working security for the original Higher Ground in Winooski in 1998. While many club employees dream about SWISS & DESSERT FONDUE being onstage, his mind was on the bright

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SD: So what were those first two weeks like? Were you getting up there and freaking out every night? JL: [Laughs.] Oh, completely. I know the technology, and I know how to run a board, but what I decided to do was take out the board that I wanted to be using a year from

get to one of those moments through any kind of song that they do … A lot of times I’ll laugh when it’s really good, like on “Spiders (Kidsmoke),” if they’re extending that jam out and the lights are doing this crazy thing where it’s over the top, then sometimes I’ll just laugh, I just laugh at me being there. m

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FRI, 10/9 | $7 aDv / $10 DOS | DOORS 8, SHOW 8:30Pm

flashback celebrating the SaT, 10/10 | $15 aDv / $20 DOS | DOORS 8, SHOW 8:30Pm

woodstock experience

rebelution giant panda guerilla SUN, 10/11 | $12 aDv / $15 DOS | DOORS 7, SHOW 7:30Pm

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:: burlington area

1/2 LoungE: Sirenix: Queen City Songwriter Series with Steve Hartman (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., Free. CLub MEtronoME: Family Night Open Jam, 10 p.m., Free (18+).

Play It Forward :: If there is one American city that knows a thing or two

about helping neighbors in need, it is New Orleans. FEMA foibles aside, the outpouring of support in the wake of Hurricane Katrina was, and continues to be, inspiring. Though there is still much work to be done in returning the city to her former glory, one noted N’awlins group is hitting the road to help less fortunate friends across the country, the

HigHEr grounD baLLrooM: The Disco Biscuits, Kraak & Smaak DJ set (live electronica), 8 p.m., $25/30. AA.

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LEunig’s bistro & Café: Live Jazz, 7 p.m., Free.

performance to benefit the Vermont Foodbank.

MuDDy WatErs: Steamboat Wonderlust & Eric Reeves (eclectic), 8 p.m., Free. nECtar’s: True School Wednesday with Nastee & A-Dog (hip-hop), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. PariMa aCoustiC LoungE: Kyla Graves & Lowell Thompson (singer-songwriters), 8 p.m., Free. raDio bEan: Ensemble V (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Free. Irish Sessions, 9 p.m., Free.

:: central

rasPutin’s: Dakota (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.


tHE sCuffEr stEaK & aLE HousE: pJ Davidian Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

1/2 LoungE: Jah Red (Latin soul), 7 p.m., Free. Thunder with Dave Shichman (drum’n’bass), 10 p.m., Free.

:: central

:: burlington area

CLub MEtronoME: Bonerama (funk), 9 p.m., $8. 18+.

CHarLiE o’s: Abby Jenne (rock), 8 p.m., Free.

franny o’s: Balance DJ & Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.

LangDon strEEt Café: ImproVisions Jazz Quintet with Michael Arnowitt (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

grEEn rooM: DJ Fattie B (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

:: champlain valley

HigHEr grounD sHoWCasE LoungE: Mirah, Norfolk & Western (indie), 8 p.m., $13/15. AA. JP’s Pub: Neon Magus, Black Beauty (experimental), 9 p.m., Free.

City LiMits: Karaoke with Balance Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free.

LEunig’s bistro & Café: Mike Martin & Geoff Kim (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

tWo brotHErs tavErn: Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., Free.

tHE MonKEy HousE: Arms & Sleepers, Accumulation (indie), 9 p.m., $5.

:: northern

nECtar’s: The Flavor Trio (funk), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.

bEE’s KnEEs: Jim Charonko (folk), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

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

raDio bEan: Jazz Sessions (jazz), 6 p.m., Free. Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8 p.m., Free. Anthony Santor Group (jazz), 11 p.m., $3.

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tHE sKinny PanCaKE: Lady Lioness & Alex Greiner (avant garde-folk), 9 p.m., $5 donation.

LangDon strEEt Café: Tall Tall Trees (Americana), 9 p.m., Donations.

:: champlain valley

WED 10/14: THU 10/15: FRI 10/16: FRI 10/16:

tWo brotHErs tavErn: DJ Dizzle (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free.

SaT 10/17: SaT 10/17: SUN 10/18:

on tHE risE baKEry: Open Mic, 7:30 p.m., Free.

:: northern

mON 10/19: TUE 10/20: WED 10/21: THU 10/22: THU 10/22: FRI 10/23: SaT 10/24: SaT 10/24: SUN 10/25: SUN 10/25: mON 10/26: TUE 10/27: WED 10/28: THU 10/29:

bEE’s KnEEs: paul Cataldo (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

:: regional

MonoPoLE: peacock Tunes & Trivia, 5 p.m., Free. Eat Sleep Funk (funk), 10 p.m., Free. MonoPoLE DoWnstairs: Gary peacock (singersongwriter), 10 p.m., Free. tabu Café anD nigHtCLub: Karaoke Night with Sassy Entertainment, 5 p.m., Free.


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nigHtCraWLErs: Karaoke with Steve LeClair, 7 p.m., Free.

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WatErbury rEsErvoir: Ladies Night, with Shrimp on the Side (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Free.

HaLvorson’s uPstrEEt Café: Friends of Joe with Joe Moore (blues), 7 p.m., Free.

rED squarE: Selector Dubee (reggae), 6 p.m., Free. A-Dog presents (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.


paper tongues, tracy lyons


rED squarE: Gordon Stone Band (bluegrass), 8 p.m., Free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free.

oLivE riDLEy’s: Adirondack Jazz Orchestra, 8 p.m., Free.

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

jazz, the world-renowned ensemble appears at the Flynn MainStage this Friday for a

dub squad, passafire

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intentionally grainy recording falls flat, a victim of its own gritless contrivances and overproduced underproduction. “A (With Love)” is next and recalls Stranger’s Almanac-era Whiskeytown, as does much of the album, with Kellogg cast in the Ryan Adams role. In fact, Kellogg’s delivery is eerily — suspiciously? — reminiscent of Adams, a fact perhaps owing to Bear coproducer and frequent Adams collaborator Tom Schick. Kellogg spins a mildly gripping tale of heartland melodrama. But it is nothing Adams and scores of others haven’t done with more artful tact before him. That song is symptomatic of the disc’s maladies on the whole. Kellogg suffers no


Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, The Bear (VANGUARD RECORDS, CD)

Sometimes, you really can judge a book — or in this case, an album — by its cover. The cover of The Bear, the latest album from Massachusetts-based road warriors Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, suggests a hardscrabble, blue-collar feel. Even encased in shrink-wrap, it appears battered and familiar, like a favorite pair of well-worn blue jeans. But looks can be, and often are, deceiving. The disc’s threadbare aesthetic is an optical illusion. Like distressed denim at the Gap, it is beat up by design, not loving overuse. And though Kellogg and his Sixers would seemingly have you believe The Bear is a dusty descendant of the working-class heroes they parrot — Springsteen, Petty and, most obviously, Ryan Adams — their music is likewise little more than an airbrushed fabrication. The album opens with the title track. It’s a jaunty, blues-ish tune meant to impart a classic backroom roadhouse feel. But the

shortage of talent. He’s a naturally gifted vocalist and can reel in a hook with the best of them. But he’s more pop than punch and struggles with believability, mining territory already fairly well stripped bare by superior artists. Though at moments he stands on his own (“Satisfied Man,” “Lonely in Columbus”), more often than not his tunes, and especially his derivative wordplay, represent an uninspiring approximation. Call it Americana by way of “American Idol.” Fans of Whiskeytown, or latter-day Adams efforts such as Heartbreaker or Jacksonville City Nights, could well be seduced by Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers. But they would be far better served seeking solace in those well-loved, tattered treasures than the mediocrity wrapped in the fauxvintage trappings of The Bear. Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers appear at the Higher Ground Ballroom this Tuesday with Carbon Leaf and Dawn Landes.



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all live here.

Dust off those shitkickers, Burlington. Your blue-collar heroes ride again. Rooted in rockabilly, the Starline Rhythm Boys have been shaking honky-tonks for a decade, evoking an era of checkerboard floors and poodle skirts. Their latest, Masquerade For Heartache, finds the trio plugged into Charlie O’s — that Capital City citadel of sin — where guitarists Al Lemery and Danny Coane lead a jukebox jubilee. All that’s missing is the chicken wire, as the Boys resurrect salty anthems (“Red’s Place”) and 10-gallon covers (“Trucker from Tennessee”) to rowdy effect. Anchored by Billy Bratcher’s strolling bass, Heartache is a vintage buffet. Western boogie? Check. Hillbilly blues? Yep, it’s all here. And if Coane’s lyrical twang sounds just a bit south of his native Montpelier, blame it on the Narragansett — beer sweetens the masquerade. The truth of it is, red hot or relaxed, the dukes of drawl bleed country music. They harmonize Jim Foley’s lonesome “Goodbye Train” and flame-broiled “Workin’ Man Blues,” a Merle Haggard classic. “I drink my beer at Charlie-O’s!,” Coane shouts to audience cheers. It’s hard to resist such Green Mountain charm, especially when wry bar ballads — like “I’m Fed Up Drinking Here” — sound more Nashville than Nectar’s. Even originals feel like radio hits. “Jive After Five” is a swinging “Happy Days”esque romp that’s as satisfying as a cherry cola. Dobro master Kevin Maul lends his expressive steel guitar, but it’s Lemery’s seasoned Telecaster that burns. Imagine

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America’s sock-hop soundtrack channeled through Junior Brown; it’s the dawn of rock ’n’ roll! These Daddy-Os know how to play a room and seldom stray from the beat. Indeed, without a drummer in the mix, the Boys defy convention, slapping bass lines and hustling along with impeccable rhythm. It’s so percussive, you’d never know the difference. “Ubangi Stomp” is a fat slice of rockabilly that draws howls as Lemery zings through solos. This is hard-driving “Hee-Haw” that’ll put a jump in your boots faster than a rattlesnake. Not bad for three guys in wingtips. Fueled by easy cowboy humor and veteran chops, Heartache is a live-session locomotive. It’s also a brisk listen at 10 tracks — perhaps they should have called it the Starline Express. As jug bands crash the farmers market and city folk swoon over the latest local flavor, Vermont’s boogie-woogie kings seem as relevant as ever. So trade up that martini, Slick. You’ll be banging beers on the table in no time. Starline Rhythm Boys release Masquerade For Heartache at Charlie O’s this Saturday, October 10.

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1/2 Lounge: Cool Breezers with tricky pat & luis Calderin (eclectic), 5 p.m., free. 242 MaIn: seraphim, Hollywood Heist, absense of the sun, last two sharks (hardcore), 7 p.m., $7. aa. Backstage PuB: Karaoke with steve, 9 p.m., free. cLuB MetRonoMe: No Diggity: return to the ’90s (’90s dance party), 9 p.m., $5. FRanny o’s: Blue Water (rock), 9:30 p.m., free. gReen RooM: DJ Big Kat (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

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MonoPoLe downstaIRs: Gary peacock (singersongwriter), 5 p.m., free.

cHaRLIe o’s: pulse prophets (reggae), 10 p.m., free.


nIgHtcRawLeRs: The Hitmen (rock), 9 p.m., free. oLd sHed BaR & gRILL: The Boomflowers (rock), 9:30 p.m., free.

RasPutIn’s: top Hat Danceteria (DJ), 10 p.m., $3. Red squaRe: perry Nunn (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., free. strength in Numbers (hip-pop), 9 p.m., $3. Nastee (hip-hop), 11:30 p.m., $3. Rí Rá IRIsH PuB: DJ Johnny utah (top 40), 10 p.m., free.

:: champlain valley

cIty LIMIts: top Hat entertainment Dance party (top 40), 9 p.m., free. on tHe RIse BakeRy: on the rise session Band (bluegrass), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

:: burlington area

1/2 Lounge: steafan Hanvey (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. stereophonix with DJ tricky pat (jazzy downtempo), 10 p.m., free. Backstage PuB: run for Cover (rock), 9 p.m., free. Banana wInds caFé & PuB: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free. cLuB MetRonoMe: retronome (’80s dance party), 10 p.m., $5. FRanny o’s: Balance DJ & Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.

two BRotHeRs taveRn: red Hot Juba (cosmic americana), 10 p.m., $3.

gReen RooM: envy with Bonjour-Hi! (mashup), 10 p.m., free.

:: northern

HIgHeR gRound BaLLRooM: flashback: a Concert Celebrating the Woodstock experience (rock), 8:30 p.m., $15/20. aa.

Bee’s knees: Mark leGrand & sarah Munro (country), 7:30 p.m., Donations. Jd’s PuB: live Music, 9:30 p.m., $3.

JP's PuB: Dave Harrison's starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

tRout RIveR tRadeRs: The stripmall symphony (jazz-fusion), 8:30 p.m., free.

MaRRIott HaRBoR Lounge: shane Hardiman trio (jazz), 8 p.m., free.

:: regional

tHe Monkey House: Comedy Night with Kathleen Kanz, Nathan Hartswick, John lyons, Josie leavitt,

MonoPoLe: peacock tunes & trivia, 5 p.m., free. out the Hasse (Celtic-rock), 10 p.m., free. sat.10

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Langdon stReet caFé: Happy Hour with electric sorcery (rock), 6 p.m., Donations. some Girls: Vt Women sing the rolling stones (rock), 9:30 p.m., Donations.


RadIo Bean: elisa flynn & lys Guillom (singersongwriters), 7 p.m., free. paul Cataldo (singersongwriter), 8 p.m., free. abby’s agenda (rock), 9 p.m., free. Coulon (rock), 10:30 p.m., free.

gusto’s: area 51 (rock), 9 p.m., free.


nectaR’s: seth yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free. Motortown revival (Motown), 9 p.m., $3.

BLack dooR BaR & BIstRo: sara Grace & the suits (rock), 9:30 p.m., $5.

:: central

tHe Monkey House: The lonestar Chain, tall tall trees, Blowtorch (alt-country), 9 p.m., $5.

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HIgHeR gRound sHowcase Lounge: The rural alberta advantage, The lovely feathers (indie), 8:30 p.m., $7/10. aa.

MaRRIott HaRBoR Lounge: anthony santor trio (jazz), 8 p.m., free.


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ManHattan PIzza and PuB: Jatoba (newgrass), 9:30 p.m., free.

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HIgHeR gRound BaLLRooM: rumble Doll, Carol ann Jones & the superchargers, audio Journal (country), 7 p.m., $10/12. aa.

JP’s PuB: Dave Harrison’s starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

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Jason p. Lorber, Tracie Spencer, Martha Tormey (standup), 7 p.m., $5. Cave Bees (rock), 9 p.m., $5. Nectar's: Justin Levinson and His Songwriters Circle (singer-songwriters), 7 p.m., Free. Jay Burwick (rock), 7 p.m., Free. Ryan Bingham, Jonny Burke (rock), 9 p.m., $5. Nightcrawlers: Tommy & the Tricksters (rock), 9 p.m., Free. radio BeaN: Kevin Greenblott (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., Free. Chelsea Genzano (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., Free. Ruth Hill (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Free. Blackbutton (rock), 9 p.m., Free. Dysphoric Cyborgs (rock), 10:15 p.m., Free.

Gusto (jazz), 5 p.m., Free. Box Five & Christopher Barnes (pop), 7 p.m., Free. Brandon Stanley (singersongwriter), 9 p.m., Free. Son of an Illustrious Father (experimental), 10 p.m., Free. Something With Strings (bluegrass), 11:15 p.m., Free. red square: Bonjour-Hi! (eclectic DJs), 9 p.m., Free.

rí rá irish puB: The X-Rays (rock), 10 p.m., Free. the skiNNy paNcake: paul Cataldo & the Moonlight Serenaders (folk), 9 p.m., $5 donation.

:: central

Black door Bar & Bistro: philadelphia Slick & DJ GI Joe (hip-hop), 9:30 p.m., $5. the ceNter Bakery & café: Billy Caldwell (acoustic), 9:30 a.m., Free. charlie o's: Starline Rhythm Boys CD Release Masquerade (rockabilly), 10 p.m., Free. laNgdoN street café: Christopher Barnes (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Donations. Box Five (pop), 9 p.m., Donations.

:: champlain valley

city limits: Dance party with DJ Earl (DJ), 9 p.m., Free. oN the rise Bakery: Rise Up Sound (reggae), 7:30 p.m., Donations. two Brothers taverN: Hi8us (groove), 10 p.m., $3.

:: northern

Bee's kNees: The Eames Brothers (mountain blues), 7:30 p.m., Donations. piecasso: Karaoke Championship with John Wilson & Danger Dave, 9:30 p.m., Free. rusty Nail: DJ Russell (mashup), 10 p.m., $5.

rí rá irish puB: Irish Session, 5 p.m., Free.

:: northern

Bee's kNees: Cody Michaels (piano), 11 a.m., Donations. Zack Dupont (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations. the huB pizzeria & puB: Jazz on Tap (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Free.

moNopole: Out the Hasse (Celtic-rock), 10 p.m., Free. olive ridley's: Zero Tolerance (rock), 10 p.m., Free. taBu café aNd NightcluB: All Night Dance party with DJ Toxic (DJ), 5 p.m., Free.

:: burlington area

1/2 louNge: Funhouse with DJ Rob Douglas, Moonflower & Friends (eclectic DJs), 7 p.m., Free. Backstage puB: Karaoke with pete, 9 p.m., Free. cluB metroNome: Or, the Whale, Lowell Thompson & Crown pilot (indie, alt-country), 9 p.m., $6. higher grouNd showcase louNge: Rebelution, Giant panda Guerilla Dub Squad, passafire (reggae), 7:30 p.m., $12/15. AA. Nectar's: Mi Yard Reggae Night with Big Dog & Demus (reggae), 9 p.m., Free. Nightcrawlers: Karaoke with Steve LeClair, 7 p.m., Free.


:: burlington area

1/2 louNge: Heal-In Sessions with Reverence & Nickel B (reggae), 10 p.m., Free. cluB metroNome: Open Mic Night with Mikey p of Elephantbear, 9 p.m., Free. higher grouNd Ballroom: Everclear, paper Tongues, Tracy Lyons (rock), 8 p.m., $22/25. AA.

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:: central

laNgdoN street café: Open Mic, 7 p.m., Free.


:: burlington area

1/2 louNge: Franky Andreas (Beatles tribute), 7 p.m., Free. The Dog Daze with DJ Big Dog (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. alexaNder's puB at the liNcolN iNN: Jam Night with Matt Nerbak & Friends, 7 p.m., Free. cluB metroNome: Grand Archives, Lowell Thompson Duo (indie, alt-country), 8 p.m., $8. 18+. higher grouNd Ballroom: Carbon Leaf, Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, Dawn Landes (rock), 7:30 p.m., $16/18. AA. leuNig's Bistro & café: Juliet McVicker (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. lift: Karaoke … With a Twist, 9 p.m., Free. the moNkey house: Hip-Hop Open Mic with Dakota, 10 p.m., Free. moNty's old Brick puB : Open Mic Night, 6 p.m., Free. Nectar's: WBKM Bluesday Tuesday with The Book'em Blues Band, 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. radio BeaN: Gua Gua (psychotropical), 6 p.m., Free. Steafan Harvey (singer-songwriter), 8:15 p.m., Free. Honky Tonk Sessions (honky-tonk), 10 p.m., $3.


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Charlie O's: Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free. langdOn street Café: Information Overload with Jen Dole (trivia), 7 p.m., Donations. Comedy Open Mic (standup), 9 p.m., Donations. Main street grill and Bar: Jairo Sequiera (trumpet & Spanish guitar), 7 p.m., Free.

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Bee's Knees: Layah Jane (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations. PieCassO: Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.




radiO Bean: Ensemble V (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Free. Irish Sessions, 9 p.m., Free. paul Masson (jazz), 6 p.m., Free. red square: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free. Close to Nowhere (rock), 8 p.m., Free.

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Charlie O's: Justin Levinson (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Free. langdOn street Café: WTF Wednesday: Chillin' with Lillie, 6 p.m., Free. waterBury reservOir: Ladies Night, with Shrimp on the Side (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., Free.

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CluB MetrOnOMe: Family Night Open Jam, 10 p.m., Free (18+).

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ermont has its fair share of aging farmhouses, but plenty of other structures scattered through the state boast a rich history. Jericho embraces its architectural gems on Saturday, as 17 homes and buildings with a past open their doors to visitors. In a self-guided tour, folks can explore domiciles first settled in the 1790s, such as the Galusha House (pictured). The Old Red Mill, a National Historic Site, is the only reminder of Jericho’s days as a working mill town on the banks of Brown’s River. Those with an eye for style will pick out the Carpenter Gothic design of the Cavalry Episcopal Church and the Greek Revival configuration of the United Methodist Church. A visit with local historian Gary Irish enhances the hands-on history lesson. Off you go.

HISTORIC BUILDING TOUR Saturday, October 10, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., various locations in Jericho. $15. Advance tickets available at Old Mill Craft Shop, the Irish Family Farm, the Jericho Center Country Store and the Richmond Corner Store; or at the Community Center on the day of the tour. Gary Irish offers guidance at the Community Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info, 899-4180.


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the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, features runners costumed in lederhosen and dirndls. Brewery tours, keg bowling and a chickendance showdown top off the merriment. With all that brewing, you may never want to say auf Wiedersehen.

HARPOON VERMONT OCTOBERFEST Saturday, October 10, through Sunday, October 11, noon to 6 p.m., at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor. $10 with valid ID includes one beer; free for kids ages 12 and under; $25 to register for 5K. Info, 888-427-7666, ext. 3.

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he Wiyos prove that sometimes being oldfashioned is right in style. The Brooklynbased quartet gives audiences a throwback experience by mixing their repertoire of 1920sand ’30s-style country blues and Western swing smoothly with ultramodern pop appeal. Some locals caught the Wiyos this summer at the Champlain Valley Fair — their vintage edge landed them the opening slot on the Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp tour. But with the release of their fourth

album, Broken Land Bell, the group is touring on its own. The disc’s quirky soundscapes feature collaborations with circus-theater composer Sxip Shirey and beatboxer Adam Matta — OK, so the Wiyos aren’t totally oldfashioned. Call them “cutting edge” or “retro” or both. Or swing by the show and see if you agree with BBC Radio’s verdict: “fabulous.”

THE WIYOS Friday, October 9, 7 p.m., at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. $15. Info, 382-9222.

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ow, row, row your ... pumpkin? You better believe it. The largest pumpkins in the patch get hollowed out and transported to the lake (via forklift) for an unusual boating competition at Sunday’s second annual Giant Pumpkin Regatta and Festival. Solo rowers attempt to maneuver the jumbo jack-o’lanterns like kayaks in this gourdoff based on size and speed. Last year’s inaugural regatta snagged national attention when Seth Meyers of “Saturday Night Live” spoofed it on “Weekend Update Thursday,” and Sports Illustrated included the veggie race in its list of “Most Ridiculous Competitions.” But the fun is for a good cause; proceeds benefit youth leadership program PILOT. This year’s spectators can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to join the heat — or watch from the sidelines, where they have a choice of pie-eating and petcostume contests, pumpkin decorating and carving demos. On your mark, get set, gourd!

GIANT PUMPKIN REGATTA & FESTIVAL Sunday, October 11, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at Waterfront Park in Burlington. Free to watch; $1 per raffle ticket, or $5 for 6. Info, 863-3489, ext. 227.

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VSAC RESouRCE CEntER WoRkShop: Collegebound high schoolers learn to pen winning essays to gain admittance to their institution of choice. VSAC Building, Winooski, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-642-3177,


BuRnhAm knittERS: Yarn unfurls into purls at a chat-and-craft session. Senior Citizen Center, Colchester, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-4269. ChittEnDEn County philAtEliC CluB: Stamp collectors of all levels of interest and experience swap sticky squares, and stories about them. GE Healthcare Building, South Burlington, 6:15 p.m. Free. Info, 660-4817, opEn miC night: Local poets, musicians, singers, storytellers and comics unearth hidden talents and step into the limelight. Phoenix Books, Essex, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111. ‘plAuDERABEnD’: Conversationalists with a basic knowledge of the German language put their skills to use over dinner. Lake-View Restaurant, South Burlington, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-1677 or 863-5036.


‘DEAD mAn’: Johnny Depp plays William Blake, a man on the run from a love triangle that ended in murder. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2576. FEStiVAl Du nouVEAu CinémA: More than 200 Canadian and international films offer cinema enthusiasts stimulation of the mind and the senses in this 12-day screen bash. Various locations, Montréal, Québec, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. $5-25 per film; $100-125 for festival pass. Info, 514-844-2172. ‘unmiStAkEn ChilD’: When world-renowned Tibetan master Lama Konchog passes on to the next life, the Dalai Lama charges a devoted disciple with finding his reincarnation in this touching 2009 documentary. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. $6.50. Info, 748-2600.

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nEW noRth EnD FARmERS mARkEt: Local veggies, root beer, artisan-baked goods and more mix with live tunes for easy shopping. North Avenue Alliance Church, Burlington, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-8072,

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AuDitionS FoR ‘mini muD’: Shining stars ages 7 to 18 present their talent for potential inclusion in the annual variety show. Preregister. Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 431-0204. ‘DRop in & READ’: Youthful bookworms enjoy snacks, story time, chess and page turning. Lincoln Library, Lincoln, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 453-2665.

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‘FouRth & FiFth gRADERS READ’: Youth don reading glasses for a brand-new fiction group and discussion of their favorite lit genres. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4:15-5 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.

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pEtER thE muSiC mAn: Educator Peter Alsen lets kids ages 3 to 5 try out various instruments at a fun intro to music theory. Colchester Meeting House, 12:30-1 p.m. Free. Info, 878-0313.

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‘tEEnS READ’: Middle schoolers chat about the books that keep them flipping page after page. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5-5:45 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.

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WEDnESDAy StoRytimE: Little readers ages 3 to 5 digest picture books, songs and puppet activities. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.


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‘ACupunCtuRE hAppy houR’: Folks give the healing little needles a try as licensed acupuncturist Elizabeth Girard treats for stress reduction, relaxation and overall well-being. Drop in for 20- to 40-minute sessions. The Healer Within You, Williston, 6:45-8 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 881-1614.

Join the inimitable “Bard of the Bizarre” Joseph Citro and artist Stephen Bissette for a strange and shocking evening of fiends, weirdos, demons and monsters. Book signing after the event.


South EnD FARmERS mARkEt: Residents of the Queen City’s southernmost neighborhood peruse seasonal produce at outdoor stalls. Flynndog, Burlington, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 660-8526.

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mEDitAtion ClASS: Folks seeking enlightenment learn the fundamentals of Buddhism and attempt to reach a higher state of consciousness at this in-depth class led by the Venerable Amy Miller. Milarepa Center, Barnet, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 633-4136.

miDDlEBuRy FARmERS mARkEt: Crafts, cheeses, breads and fresh veggies vie for spots in shoppers’ totes. The Marbleworks, Middlebury, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-0178.

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olivier knox: With inside knowledge gained from nine years of reporting on political affairs, this journalist lectures on “What I Saw at the Shoe-Throwing and Other Reflections on Covering the Bush White House.” Franklin Environmental Center, Room 103. Middlebury College, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-5483. thomaS poWerS: A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist argues that the American government is wrongly trying to solve political problems with Afghanistan militarily. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. ‘What War?’: Photographs and testimonies shared by presenter Laurie Levinger tell the stories of Mayan war survivors. Bradford Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 222-4536.


‘a raiSin in the Sun’: Lorraine Hansberry’s play about an African American family struggling to realize the dream of a better life, penned in 1959, finds modern relevance in this rendition by the Weston Playhouse. Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock, 7:30 p.m. $18-30. Info, 457-3981. ‘hamlet’: Northern Stage’s international cast presents the Bard’s dark tale of political turmoil and family vengeance in Denmark. Briggs Opera House, White River Junction, 7:30 p.m. $25-58. Info, 296-7000. ‘leaDing laDieS’: Two struggling male Shakespearean actors are in for the role of a lifetime when they try to impersonate a dying woman’s long-lost English nieces to make off with her fortune. Waterbury Festival Playhouse, Waterbury Center, 7:30 p.m. $20-22. Info, 498-3755. ‘much aDo aBout nothing’: The National Players enact Shakespeare’s romantic comedy about chaos surrounding a wedding. Stafford Center theater, Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 518-562-4143. ‘opuS’: The Vermont Stage Company dives deep into the intricacies of the rehearsal room when the violinist of a high-profile string quartet mysteriously disappears before their biggest show. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $26-32.50. Info, 863-5966. ‘the graDuate’: The seductive Mrs. Robinson will do anything to keep her young protégé, Benjamin, away from her daughter in this play about rebellion and choice. Akeley Memorial Building, Stowe, 8 p.m. $10-20. Info, 253-3961.


DyaD night: Got something to say? Speak and listen in this back-and-forth night of contemplative communication. Bethany Church, Montpelier, 6:15-9 p.m. $5 donation. Info, 522-5855, thomaS miDDleton: The National Guardsman and memoirist shares his experiences serving as a combat medic in Iraq in his book Saber’s Edge. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.

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neighBorhooD improvement night: Burlington residents articulate what they value about downtown, the waterfront and their neighborhoods to the Planning Commission. McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7172.


vermont conSultantS netWork meeting: Mark Blanchard of the Vermont Small Business Development Center shares winning tactics for responding to federal grant and contract requests for proposals. Network Performance, South Burlington, 8 a.m. Free if it’s your first time, $10-15 otherwise. Info, 862-4557.


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School Open House: Parents of kids in preschool through grade 3 consider a public ed alternative. International Children’s School, South Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 865-3344.

Laughter Yoga: You don’t need a great sense of humor to reap the health benefits of a good chuckle, mixed with yogic breathing, light stretching and strengthening. Richmond Free Library, 5-6 p.m. Donations accepted for Our Community Cares Camp. Info, 349-5404.



‘Bridge Basics’: Bronze Life Master Louise Acker provides beginners with an overview of bidding, play and defense in this mentally engaging card game. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4095. ‘Financial Fire Drill Planning’: Financial planner Thomas Wagner leads folks through a “stop, drop and roll” worst-case scenario to prepare for a money emergency in uncertain times. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Homebuying Seminar: From preapproval to closing, wannabe homeowners glean advice from mortgage teams and real estate agents over a light dinner. Preregister. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 864-5684. ‘Incense Making’: Natural, locally available ingredients become nose-pleasing aromas in this hands-on olfactory orientation led by Joann Darling of Garden of Seven Gables. City Market, Burlington, 5-6 p.m. $5 material fee. Info, 861-9700. InventVermont Meeting: Area innovators and entrepreneurs present their creations to folks curious about becoming organization members. Noble Lounge, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 879-7411. Queen City Ghostwalk: Adventurous souls stretch their legs around Burlington’s downtown, hearing haunted history and spine-tingling tales. Meet on the back steps of Burlington City Hall. Burlington City Hall Park, 7 p.m. $13; call for reservations. Info, 351-1313,

‘Babies & Moms’: Family members bond through stories, nursery rhymes and songs with peers. South Burlington Community Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 652-7080. ‘Crafternoon’: Excerpts from Kristen Littlefield’s Monster Mallows inspire young ones to fashion their own monster pal. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. Dads & Kids Playgroup: Youngsters up to age 5 and their male grown-ups connect over a complimentary dinner and group playtime. Family Center of Washington County, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 262-3292, ext. 115, Music with Peter: Preschoolers up to age 5 bust out song and dance moves. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.



‘Arms and the Man’: As the daughter of a military officer, Raina gets her ideas of love and war shaken up when she meets a soldier who prefers chocolates to bullets in George Bernard Shaw’s “anti-romantic comedy.” Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $7-18. Info, 656-2094. ‘Cinderella’: Bippity boppity boo! The Lamoille County Players illustrate Cinders’ transformation to a glass-slippered beauty in their fairy-tale retelling of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic. Hyde Park Opera House, Hyde Park, 7 p.m. $12-18. Info, 888-4507. ‘Hamlet’: See WED.07, 7:30 p.m. ‘Leading Ladies’: See WED.07, 7:30 p.m. ‘Opus’: See WED.07, 7:30 p.m. Rusty DeWees: The Logger dishes out his quintessential Vermont standup comedy. Brown Dog Books & Gifts, Hinesburg, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 482-5189. ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’: Audiences catch up with Lost Nation Theater on a comic express tour through some of the greatest stories ever told. See theater review, this issue. Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier, 7 p.m. $10-25. Info, 229-0492.

Field Days with the Nature Conservancy: See WED.07, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Outside Thursdays: Fresh-air enthusiasts convene to paddle, hike or swim as a group. Highland Lodge & XC Center, Greensboro, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 533-2647. The Great Vermont Corn Maze: See WED.07, 10 a.m.


‘The Graduate’: See WED.07, 8 p.m. ‘Two Dragon Tales & a Taste of Saki’: Five short, one-act plays written and adapted by the Fairfax Theatre Company captivate theatergoers of all ages. Brick Meeting House, Westford, 7:30 p.m. $8-10; $30 for family ticket. Info, 849-6638.


Archer Mayor: The author of a Vermont-based police series starring detective Joe Gunther previews his upcoming 20th novel, The Price of Malice, for fans. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050.

Scrabble Workshop: Three-time national wordplay champion Joe Edley introduces players to all 101 two-letter words for end-of-game wins. See “State of the Arts,” this issue. Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, 6:30-8 p.m. $25. Info, 482-7194.

‘A Theology of Culture’: Why does every culture have a different name for God? Theologians Dr. John A. Dick and Dr. Alexei Bodrov explore this complex query. Room 101, Cheray Science Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536.

Book Discussion Series: Pilgimage: Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard provides a journey for readers to experience vicariously and chat about. Charlotte Community Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 425-2191.


Andrea Rothe: Slides illustrate the art conservator’s challenges and triumphs restoring the museum’s Lippo d’Andrea altarpiece. See arts review, this issue. Room 221. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-6433.

Robbie Pfeufer Kahn: The author of Milk Teeth: A Woman and Her Dog puts on a page-turning presentation with a reading and signing. Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 985-3999.

‘Disney & Warners: Classics Born’: Viewers appreciate the early days of animation through clips of 1920s and ‘30s characters, including Mickey, Daffy, Peg-Leg Pete and Wile E. Coyote. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2576. Festival du Nouveau Cinéma: See WED.07, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

‘Unmistaken Child’: See WED.07, 7 p.m.

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Winooski Farmers Market: Area growers and bakers offer their soil-grown and homemade wealth for shoppers to bring home. Champlain Mill, Winooski, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 734-6175.

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Dr. Temple Grandin: The animal rights advocate has been profiled on “The Today Show” and in the New York Times for her ideas on “Humane Livestock Handling.” Dunbar Hall, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 586-7711, ext. 101. ‘George Houghton: Vermont’s Civil War Photographer’: Donald Wickman displays images of soldiers in the field and at home taken by the Brattleboro “hidden gem.” Chittenden Historical Society, Chittenden, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 483-6471. Marc L. Imhoff: In “Gray Wave of the Great Transformation: A Satellite View of Urbanization, Climate Change and Food Security,” the project scientist employed by NASA shares the discoveries of Earth-observing satellites. Room 101, Cheray Science Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 11:50 a.m. Free. Info, 654-2536.

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. Ballroom Dance Social: Singles and couples of all ages learn ballroom, swing and Latin dancing. Jazzercize Studio, Williston, 7-10 p.m. $10-14. Info, 862-2269. Burlington Contra Dance: Caller Rebecca Lay coordinates folks in soft-soled shoes to live airs by KGB. Beginners’ session at 7:45 p.m. St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, Burlington, 8-11 p.m. $8; children 12 and under free. Info, 371-9492.


Clothing Rummage Sale: Secondhand threads find new closet real estate as folks stock up on affordable fall and winter outfits. Holy Family Parish Hall, Essex Junction, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Info, 878-5879. Huge Tag Sale: The Parent-Teacher Organization offers up an eclectic display of secondhand treasures to benefit Sustainable Living Initiatives Motivating Youth. Orchard School, South Burlington, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3395. Lama Kunga Dhundop: A fire puja concludes the Tibetan Buddhist monk’s ancient prayer rituals for health, wealth and prosperity. Odhayana Kandroling Foundation, Benson, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 537-3460.

Harvest Festival & Open House: Visitors tour the Local Agricultural Community Exchange while savoring tastes of area foods, wines and artwork. A sumptuous harvest dinner to the airs of Sensible Shoes tops off the evening. L.A.C.E., Barre, 5 p.m. Free; $15-25 for dinner reservations. Info, 476-4276. Stowe Foliage Arts Festival: Music, food and entertainment provide refreshing pauses for those surveying more than 200 juried exhibits. Topnotch Field, Topnotch Resort, Stowe, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $8; free for kids. Info, 253-7321.


‘Afghan Star’: This 2009 Sundance winner investigates Afghanistan’s “American Idol”-style pop competition — a revolutionary show for the country because it introduces viewers to democratic voting and modernity. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $6.50. Info, 748-2600. Festival du Nouveau Cinéma: See WED.07, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Tournées Festival: Five recent feature films en français hit the big screen. Titles include The Grocer’s Son, Azur and Asmar, The Secret of the Grain, Being Jewish in France and Romance of Astrée and Celadon. Alumni Auditorium, Champlain College, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 865-6432.

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‘Foodways Fridays’: Recipes from the 19th century 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. $3-11. Info, 457-2355. Hardwick Farmers Market: A burgeoning culinary community celebrates local ag with fresh produce and handcrafted goods. Route 15 West, Hardwick, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 626-7225. 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. Info, 434-5273. Westford Farmers Market: Purveyors of produce and other edibles take a stand at outdoor stalls. Westford Common, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 849-9053.


Drop-In Story Time: Babies, toddlers and preschoolers enjoy stories from picture books accompanied by finger plays and action rhymes. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956, ‘Pint-Sized Science’: Laboratory learners ages 2 to 7 experiment with stories and hands-on activities. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 11 a.m. Regular admission, $7.50-9.50. Info, 1-877-324-6386. ‘So You Think You Can Draw Comics?’: Fifth through eighth graders wield pen and paper to sketch out story strips and exchange ideas. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 846-7517. ‘Stories & Crafts’: Kids ages 3 and up fashion creations based on storytime books. Preregister. South Burlington Community Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 652-7080. Teen Movie Night: Johnny Depp stars in Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, in which a shy groom accidentally marries a deceased young woman while practicing his wedding vows. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.


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Forza: In an intense cardiovascular workout, folks brandish samurai swords to build muscle, burn calories, focus the mind — and maybe vent some frustrations. North End Studio, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $10. Info, 578-9243.

Dani Rodrik: The award-winning economist and author imparts his forward-thinking theories in “The Future of Globalization.” Room 216, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury College, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3198.


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‘Roméo et Juliette’: Opera stars Nino Machaidze and Rolando Villazòn play Shakespeare’s starcrossed lovers in this tragic romance, now broadcast in high-def as it was performed at the 2008 Salzburg Festival. Merrill’s Roxy Cinema, Burlington, 6 p.m. $18-20. Info, 864-3456.

Charlie Browne: As part of the “Environmental Change” lecture series, the director of the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium explores the state’s woodlands in “Disturbance and Succession in Vermont Forests: Natural and Unnatural.” Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m. $5. Info, 748-2600.


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


‘RiffTrax Live: Plan 9 From Outer Space’: Internet comedy sensation provides wisecracking commentary to a screening of Edward D. Wood Jr.’s 1959 sci-fi film, often called the “worst movie ever made.” Palace Cinema 9, South Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 864-5610.

‘Caring for the Earth, Caring for People’: Lecturer Keith Morris shares his work experiences integrating community building with ecological regeneration and more. Education Center, Farm Barn, Shelburne Farms, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $15. Info, 985-9830.

Spanish Conversation Group: Whether native speakers or novices, those who can hablar español polish their skills in a group gab. Rhapsody Natural Foods, Montpelier, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-1242.

‘Come See the Paradise’: Film fans watch the plight of an American man and his Japanese wife facing prejudice in the 1930s. Good Living Senior Center, St. Johnsbury, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8470.

Queen City Ghostwalk: See THU.08, 7 p.m.

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Toddler Time: Little ones ages 1 to 3 get social with books and simple yoga. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

music Also, see clubdates in Section B. music NighT: Guitar strummer John Penoyar and friends produce pleasing notes and chords. Brown Dog Books & Gifts, Hinesburg, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 482-5189. okToberfesT daNce & music WeekeNd: The Pinewoods Band lends its repertoire to workshops in Balkan dance, English country folk dancing and international dance parties at this four-day melody-centered extravaganza. Hulbert Outdoor Center, Fairlee, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. $10-18 per dance party or workshop. Info, 633-3226. oN The rise sessioN baNd: With knee-slapping rockabilly sounds covering bluegrass, swing, jazz and rock styles, this band features D. Davis and Matt Schrag on vocals, guitar and mandolin. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, 434-5273. PreservaTioN hall Jazz baNd: Bringing the heart and soul of New Orleans to the stage, this nearly 50-year-old ensemble, called “miraculous” by NPR, performs a benefit show for the Vermont Foodbank. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $32-40. Info, 863-5966.

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Trace buNdy: The “acoustic ninja” performs intricate arrangements on guitar that feature his impressive picking, slapping and looping skills in this benefit concert for Essex Junction’s Azimuth Counseling and Therapeutic Services. North Avenue Alliance Church, Burlington, 7 p.m. $20. Info, 288-1001, ext. 102.

Trio seTTeceNTo: Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, cellist John Mark Rozendaal and harpsichordist David Schrader breathe life into baroque masterpieces on antique instruments. Preconcert talk at 6:30 p.m. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $20-25. Info, 656-4455.



alPiNe zoNe hike: Green Mountain Club field staff lead a moderate five-mile excursion from the Stone Hut to the Chin and back. Preregister. Mount Mansfield, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $10. Info, 244-7037,


When we say local we mean it – We’re owned by our members so we’ll always be in Vermont and dedicated to the needs of Vermonters. Drop by any of our branches from Oct. 13-16 to get your FREE “LOCAL” Euro sticker and learn how we’re helping local charities during Credit Union Week.



The Wiyos: The vintage American music group blends 1920s and ‘30s country blues and western swing with pop and postmodern instrumentalism in its newest CD, Broken Land Bell. See calendar spotlight. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7 p.m. $15. Info, 382-9222.

Public sTar gaziNg: Night owls view deep sky objects from other galaxies through telescopes provided by the Vermont Astronomical Society. Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 644-2117. saW-WheT oWl baNdiNg: Sharp-eyed birders scan branches at Snake Mountain for the seldom-seen, soda-can-sized bird of prey. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 229-6206. The greaT vermoNT corN maze: See WED.07, 10 a.m.


gordoN robisoN: Drawing on his days as a CNN correspondent and Fox News Baghdad Bureau Chief, the current UVM poli-sci lecturer gives voice to his views on “Obama and Iraq: An Initial Assessment.” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2-3 p.m. $5. Info, 864-3516.


‘a visiT from miss ProThero’: Theatre MosaicMond presents Alan Bennett’s one-act comedy, a character study of two ordinary people at a critical point in their lives: retirement. Outer Space, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $10-15. Info, 660-8526. ‘arms aNd The maN’: See THU.08, 7:30 p.m. ‘ciNderella’: See THU.08, 7 p.m. ‘greaTer TuNa’: Two men create the entire population of Tuna, Texas, by playing 20 hilarious characters in a show directed by Ken Streed. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 8 p.m. $8-14. Info, 518-523-2512. ‘hamleT’: See WED.07, 7 p.m. ‘leadiNg ladies’: See WED.07, 7:30 p.m. ‘Noises off’: The Marble Valley Players present a farcical play within a play, with onstage chaos as actors come and go, usually at the wrong time and through the wrong doors. Town Hall Theater, West Rutland, 7:30 p.m. $12. Info, 775-1015. ‘oPus’: See WED.07, 7:30 p.m. ‘The comPleTe Works of William shakesPeare (abridged)’: See THU.08, 8 p.m. ‘The edgar alleN Poe shoW’: In a dark barn, thespians retell the American writer’s most harrowing tales, including “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Telltale Heart” and “The Raven.” Inn at Baldwin Creek & Mary’s Restaurant, Bristol, 8 p.m. $10. Info, 453-2211. The gizmo guys: Internationally acclaimed jugglers Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker amuse audiences with their rapid technique and humor. Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, 7 p.m. $6-12. Info, 728-6464. ‘The graduaTe’: See WED.07, 8 p.m. ‘TWo dragoN Tales & a TasTe of saki’: See THU.08, 7:30 p.m. ‘WorkiNg’: This musical based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers paints a portrait of schoolteachers, parking lot attendants, mill workers and other overlooked breadwinners through monologues, solo songs and group musical numbers. Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, 7:30 p.m. $6-12. Info, 583-1674. ‘you’re a good maN, charlie broWN’: Charles Schulz’s comic strip bursts to life in a rendition of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical by the United Christian Academy. Haskell Free Library & Opera House, Derby Line, 7:30 p.m. $8-10. Info, 873-3022.


release ParTy: Literary types check out the second issue of the area’s new writing and visual arts journal, est, to live music and read-alouds. Designhaus, Burlington, 7-10 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 355-8649.

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auTism Walk: Teams register online to raise pledge money that will assist local families of kids dealing with a complex developmental disability. Check-in is at noon. Battery Park, Burlington, 1 p.m. Donations. Info, 985-8773.


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‘Step Up for Kids’ Rally: Speakers, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders, explain national efforts to improve the lives of young ones at this family-friendly affair featuring music by Jon Gailmor and Rik & Bec. Vermont Statehouse Lawn, Montpelier, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 272-0795.

Queen City Ghostwalk: See THU.08, 7 p.m.


‘Second Saturdays Historical Celebration’: Olden-days enthusiasts explore the area’s French colonial past by investigating period attire, oldfashioned games and local archaeology. Chimney Point State Historic Site, Vergennes, 2-4 p.m. $3; free for ages 14 and under. Info, 759-2412.

Also, see exhibitions in Section A. Japanese Art Project: Creative types ages 6 to adult fashion delicate Japanese constructions to go along with this year’s Vermont Reads pick. Carpenter-Carse Library, Hinesburg, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 482-2878.


Norwich Contra Dance: Caller David Millstone organizes feet in soft-soled shoes to live tunes by Northern Spy. Tracy Hall, Norwich, 8 p.m. $8. Info, 785-4607.


‘A Harvest of Quilts’: More than 100 displayed patchwork blankets crafted by members of the Common Threads Quilt Guild elicit ohs and ahhs. Peoples Academy, Morrisville, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $5. Info, 888-3834. Annual Book Sale: More than 10,000 books and media items offer readers ways to fill up long winter days. Gym, Shelburne Town Center, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Info, 985-5124. Architectural & Historical Walking Tour: An informative stroll winding through the state’s capital sheds light on local structures and bygone days. Meet at the information kiosk adjacent to the farmers market. Capital City Farmers Market, Montpelier, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. $5 donation. Info, 522-8259. Benefit Dinner & Calcutta: The humane society hosts a suppertime bidding battle where every tenth ball scores a prize and the grand winner nets up to four grand. Franklin County Humane Society, Saint Albans, 5 p.m. $125 includes two meals and one ball number. Info, 393-9046. Clothing Rummage Sale: See FRI.09, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Fall Book Sale: Bibliomaniacs peruse rows of upfor-grabs hardcovers and paperbacks — as well as the accompanying baked goods. Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Info, 644-2117.

Historic Building Tour: Visitors explore Jericho’s architectural treasures on a daylong, self-guided tour of 17 homes and buildings, including the residence of a Revolutionary War soldier and a grand Victorian hotel. See calendar spotlight. Various locations, Jericho, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $15. Info, 899-4180.

Huge Tag Sale: See FRI.09, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lama Kunga Dhundop: See FRI.09, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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‘Art in the Park’: Handicrafts and fine art attract buyers and gawkers, who can also sample diverse food and music. Main Street Park, Rutland, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 775-0356. Harpoon Vermont Octoberfest: Suds hounds grab their lederhosen to celebrate the season brewery-style, with live German oompah bands, authentic knockwurst and bratwurst, chickendancing and chocolate cake-eating contests, and a 5K benefit run on Sunday. See calendar spotlight. Harpoon Brewery, Windsor, 12-6 p.m. $10 with valid ID includes one beer; free for ages 12 and under; $25 to register for 5K. Info, 888-427-7666, ext. 3.

Capital City Farmers Market: Fresh produce, perennials, seedlings, home-baked foods and handmade crafts lure local buyers throughout the growing season. Capital City Farmers Market, Montpelier, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 685-4360. Chicken & Biscuit Supper: Wholesome baked foods satisfy stomachs in support of the church. College Street Congregational Church, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $4-9. Info, 864-7704. Chicken Pie Supper: This yearly sit-and-sup also features homemade mashed potatoes, squash, coleslaw and dessert pies to benefit the church and McIndoe Falls Community Preservation Group Corporation. Congregational Church, Barnet, 5 p.m. $5-10. Info, 633-2252. Chocolate Sampling: Sweet-toothed folks can nibble on Divine Chocolates, a leading Fair Trade brand, throughout the day. Peace and Justice Center, Burlington, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Info, 8632345, ext. 9. International Herb Day Celebration: Naturally grown seasonings get a nod through daylong workshops and demos highlighting the flavor and uses of tea leaves and spices. City Market, Burlington, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9700. Middlebury Farmers Market: See WED.07, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 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.

Harvest Weekend: A husking bee commences at noon, and various 19th-century farm activities such as cider pressing, butter making and apple drying end in an afternoon barn dance. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $3-11. Info, 457-2355.

Rice Dinner: A simple meal — and one of the most basic diets for much of the underdeveloped world — provides an opportunity for the public to learn about hunger both near and far, as well as what can be done about it. Trinity Episcopal Church, Shelburne, 6-8 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 985-2269, rice@

Local Energy Alternatives Festival: Live music, a farmers market and artisan booths break up a day of educational solar and wind power workshops, and tours of the hydro dam. Main Street, Bradford, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Info, 222-4657.

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, 985-2472.

South Hero Applefest & Craft Show: South Street fills with flea market tables, live music, a cider-pressing contest and barrels of in-season apples. Folsom School, South Hero, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Info, 372-8400,

St. Johnsbury-Caledonia Farmers Market: Folks browse through local baked goods, handmade crafts and fresh produce. St. Johnsbury Farmers Market, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 626-8396.

Stowe Foliage Arts Festival: See FRI.09, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


‘(500) Days of Summer’: A classic love story of boy meets girl is interrupted 500 days later, when girl dumps boy — and boy must relive their days together to figure out where it all went wrong. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2576. ‘Afghan Star’: See FRI.09, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. Festival du Nouveau Cinéma: See WED.07, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. ‘Re:Session’: Teton Gravity Research’s ski and snowboard movie jumps from Italy to Poland to Colorado as it documents the wealth of the mountain experience on film and RED ONE high-def camera technology. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $17. Info, 863-5966. Tournées Festival: See FRI.09, 3-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.


Art Time: Budding artistes add personal flair to unique creations with teacher Maggie Sherman. Peace and Justice Center, Burlington, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345, ext. 9. Creative Writing Club: Parents and kids in grades two to four develop their storytelling skills together. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. ‘Read to a Dog’: Stories form a bond between young readers and Deali, a Pembroke corgi from Therapy Dogs of Vermont. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. Saturday Stories: Picture books bring tall tales to life for youngsters. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-0313. ‘Tremendous Leaves & Trees’: In the height of leaf-peeping season, kids investigate foliage by making leaf rubbings and checking out different parts of a tree. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $7.50-9.50. Info, 877-324-6386.

music Also, see clubdates in Section B. Aca-Perco: Jennie Avila and Stephen Wright perform a cappella percussion in concert. Adamant Community Club, Adamant, potluck at 5:30 p.m.; concert at 7. $10-15. Info, 456-7054. Big Spike Bluegrass: Lively American roots music supports the farming industry, with half of the proceeds benefiting Dairy Farmers Working Together. Enosburg Opera House, Enosburg Falls, 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 933-6171. ‘Listen Local’: Area singer-songwriters Amber DeLaurentis, Lisa Piccirillo and Seth Yacovone share what they’ve been up to, musically. River Arts Center, Morrisville, 8-10 p.m. $10. Info, 888-1261. Monteverdi Music School Workshop: Musicians learn to turn stage fright into freedom of expression with trumpet instructor Ron Thompson. T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier, 4:30-6:30 p.m. $20; free for high school students. Info, 229-9000. Of Montreal: The Georgia-based American indie pop band kicks off UVM’s Fall Fest. UVM Patrick Gymnasium, South Burlington, 7-11 p.m. $15-25. Info, 656-3090. Oktoberfest Dance & Music Weekend: See FRI.09, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Vermont Cheese & Beer Pairing Seminar: Fromage experts Calley Hastings and Ruth Miller highlight five local cheese companies and match their products with area ales and ciders. Topnotch Field, Topnotch Resort, Stowe, 2 p.m. $10 for seminar; $8 admission to Stowe Foliage Arts Festival. Info, 425-3399.

‘The Johnny Cash Experience’: In a note-fornote representation of the man in black, David Stone leads audiences through the late country legend’s celebrated career. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 8 p.m. $28-35. Info, 775-0903.

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, 472-8027.

Autumn Nature Walk: A constitutional along the Farm Trail with Elizabeth Bassett, author of Nature Walks in Northwest Vermont, and naturalist Matt Kolan provides strollers with the natural and human history of the farm. Meet at Welcome Center, Shelburne Farms, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Free for members; $5 for nonmembers. Info, 985-8686.

Williston Farmers Market: Shoppers seek prepared foods and unadorned produce at a weekly open-air affair. Town Green, Williston, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7728.

health & fitness

Bach Flower Remedies: Instructor Carmen Reyes helps folks decipher natal astrology charts to learn which flower materials in homeopathic remedies will ease their afflictions. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 223-8004, ext. 202,


The Great Vermont Corn Maze: See WED.07, 10 a.m.


Roller Derby Bout: In “Attack of the Peepers,” the Green Mountain Derby Dames face off against the ManchVegas Roller Girls. Partial proceeds benefit the Vermont Children’s Hospital. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, 5-8:30 p.m. $6-15. Info, 922-7316. sat.10

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Medicinal Roots Workshop: Traditional root beer, kava tea, burdock stir-fry and other recipes face scrutinizing taste buds as Herbal Education Coordinator Cristi Nunziata points out the healing benefits of each variety. Sign up at customer service desk. City Market, Burlington, 12-1 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9700.

Tag Sale: Visitors support the museum by browsing secondhand garage sale goods and books. Make sure to check out the Green Mountain Wood Carvers demonstrating their craft. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Info, 434-2167.

Burlington Farmers Market: Vendors sell everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to ethnic cuisine to pottery to artisan cheese. Burlington City Hall Park, Burlington, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Info, 888-889-8188.

‘Stretch for the Cure’: Pilates practitioners strengthen their core in classes led by Classic Form Pilates. Proceeds benefit the High Risk Breast Cancer Program of Vermont and Be Bright Pink. North End Studio, Burlington, 10:15-11:15 a.m. $15 donation. Info, 598-2469.


‘History Happens!’: Catch traditional activities in action as 18th-century reenactors Carl and Carolyn Malikowski demonstrate brewing, blacksmithing, woodworking and more. Old Constitution House, Windsor, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. $2.50; free for ages 14 and under. Info, 672-3773.

Stowe Home Tour: Outstanding area residences earn due praise on this self-guided excursion celebrating local arts, crafts and architecture. Various locations, Stowe, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $23. Info, 253-8358.

Annual Chicken Pie Supper: For the 33rd year, nourishing pies cover tables at a family-style meal. Masonic Lodge, Waitsfield, seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 6:45. $5-10. Info, 496-4880.


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 UVM Emeritus Professor William Averyt. UVM Waterman Building, Burlington, 9-11 a.m. Free. Info, 656-3131.

‘Sewing Basics for Beginners’: Experienced seamstress Conni Bryan introduces newbies to patching, mending and extending cloth life with needle and thread. Bradford Public Library, Bradford, 9-10 a.m. Free. Info, 222-4536.

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Fall Craft Fair: Handmade knit and sewn creations, jewelry, wood products, baked goods and other novelties support the church’s community initiatives. Second Congregational Church, Jeffersonville, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Info, 644-2721.

‘Quilted Window Coverings’: Stitchers learn to adorn glass panes with patchwork creations in this workshop with seamstress Conni Bryan. Bradford Public Library, Bradford, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 222-4536.

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Group Discussion: Fair Trade: Sandy Wynne of the Peace and Justice Center leads a group chat about Fair Trade towns from 1 to 2 p.m., and Kathy Bouton explores the reasons for buying local or Fair Trade at 3 p.m. Peace and Justice Center, Burlington, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345, ext. 9. ‘Happiness & Buddhism’: Know what nammyoho-renge-kyo means? Find out as experienced practitioners of the Eastern religion discuss how to tap into wisdom, courage and compassion. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1:15-2:45 p.m. Free. Info, 310-2187.


‘A Visit From Miss Prothero’: See FRI.09, 7:30 p.m.

‘A Harvest of Quilts’: See SAT.10, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Annual Book Sale: See SAT.10, 10 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Burlington Area Scrabble Club: Triple-lettersquare seekers spell out winning words. New players welcome. McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 12:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 862-7558. Fall Book Sale: See SAT.10, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lama Kunga Dhundop: See FRI.09, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

‘Greater Tuna’: See FRI.09, 8 p.m.

‘Loop In a Friend’: Would-be mentors watch the Patriots game and learn about advisory volunteer opportunities with Mobius. 156 Bistro, Burlington, 4:15 p.m. Free. Info, 658-1888.

Met Live in HD: Loew Auditorium: See previous listing. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. $25. Info, 603-646-2422. Met Live in HD: Palace 9: See previous listing. Palace Cinema 9, South Burlington. $20-24. Info, 660-9300. Met Live in HD: Town Hall Theater: See previous listing. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury. $22. Info, 382-9222. ‘Noises Off’: See FRI.09, 7:30 p.m.


‘History Happens!’: See SAT.10, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Met Live in HD: Catamount Arts Center: Opera singers Karita Mattila and Marcelo Álvarez star in the highdef broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Puccini’s tragic story Tosca. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1 p.m. $20-22. Info, 748-2600, info@

Pause Café: 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. WOKO Flea Market: Feeling thrifty? Bargain hunters lose themselves in the state’s largest indoor tag and collectibles sale. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. $3; free for ages 12 and under. Info, 878-5545.

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Annual Tractor Parade: Antique and modern farm vehicles mosey on down the street as spectators enjoy hayrides, a farmers market and children’s games. Spear Street, East Charlotte, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Info, 425-4444. ‘Art in the Park’: See SAT.10, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Open Casting Call: Wannabe roommates for MTV’s “The Real World” submit a photo and apply for a spot on the hit show. Rí Rá Irish Pub, Burlington, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Info, 310-248-6177.

Harpoon Vermont Octoberfest: See SAT.10, 12-6 p.m.

‘Opus’: See WED.07, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Pumpkin Festival: Horse-drawn wagons cart families to fields of orange orbs, and puppetry, kite making and cider pressing complement the pick of the patch. Cedar Circle Farm, East Thetford, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. $5 per car. Info, 785-4737.

‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’: See THU.08, 8 p.m. ‘The Edgar Allen Poe Show’: See FRI.09, 8 p.m. ‘The Graduate’: See WED.07, 8 p.m. ‘Two Dragon Tales & a Taste of Saki’: See THU.08, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. ‘Working’: See FRI.09, 7:30 p.m. ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’: See FRI.09, 7:30 p.m.


‘Dances of Universal Peace’: Folks of all faiths celebrate diversity in spiritual traditions while striving for unity through group moving meditations and chanting. Shambhala Meditation Center, Montpelier, 4-7 p.m. $10 donation. Info, 658-2447.

‘Cinderella’: See THU.08, 7 p.m.

‘Leading Ladies’: See WED.07, 7:30 p.m.



‘Arms and the Man’: See THU.08, 7:30 p.m.

‘Hamlet’: See WED.07, 7:30 p.m.




Harvest Weekend: See SAT.10, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Joseph Citro & Stephen Bissette: The respected “monster hunter” and artist present their newest collaboration, The Vermont Monster Guide, a cautionary tale and handy field guide for readers interested in the state’s most unusual creatures. Phoenix Books, Essex, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.

‘Preacher’s Sons’: This provocative documentary explores same-sex marriage and parenting, transracial adoption, and societal attitudes by following Rev. Greg Stewart, his longtime partner and their five adopted sons on the road. Unitarian Church, Burlington, 12:30-2 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5630, ext. 24. ‘The Others’: In Alejandro Amenábar’s stylish and scary thriller, Nicole Kidman plays a woman living in an island mansion who becomes convinced her home is haunted. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 8:45 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2576. Tournées Festival: See FRI.09, 2-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.

food & drink

Annual Harvest Dinner: Diners deck their plates with turkey and all the trimmings to benefit the church. St. Anne’s Shrine, Isle La Motte, 11 a.m. $6-11. Info, 928-3362. Harvest Festival of Foods: Over a bounty of local harvests, folks share their love of food and farms in discussion and workshops. Hudak Farm Stand & Greenhouse, Swanton, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $30 per person; $50 per couple. Info, 370-9249. 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.

health & fitness

Restorative Reiki Yoga: In this gentle exercise, often called the “Yoga of Non-Doing,” folks use bolsters and supports to stretch out into rejuvenating positions. Blossoming Lotus Yoga Studio, East Johnson, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $25. Info, 730-4440.


‘Read to a Dog’: See SAT.10, 1-2 p.m. ‘Room on the Broom’: Youth theater company Tall Stories brings the pages of Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler to life in this colorful musical tale using puppetry and physical storytelling to narrate a witch’s ride. Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon, N.H., 3 p.m. $13-18. Info, 603-448-0400. ‘Tremendous Leaves & Trees’: See SAT.10, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

music Also, see clubdates in Section B.

Stowe Foliage Arts Festival: See FRI.09, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

‘Kids Helping Kids Concert’: Selections on piano, flute and violin performed by young musicians benefit children in need in Kenya, Sudan and Guatemala. Community Church, Stowe, 5 p.m. $5-10. Info, 253-7579.


Oktoberfest Dance & Music Weekend: See FRI.09, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

South Hero Applefest & Craft Show: See SAT.10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

‘Afghan Star’: See FRI.09, 7 p.m.

Joe Edley: The Scrabble superstar makes strategy suggestions for high-level players while sharing tidbits from his books, Everything Scrabble and Bananagrams. See story, this issue. Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 482-7194.

‘Napoleon’s Obsession: Quest for Egypt’: This 52-minute film chronicles young Bonaparte’s failed efforts in conquering Egypt. Fleming Museum, UVM, Burlington, 3 p.m. Regular admission, $3-5. Info, 656-2090.

‘Beyond the Veil: Perspectives from the Muslim World’: Cinema fans catch a film about the culture of Afghanistan before thought-provoking group discussion at this weekly series. Cabot Science Building, room 85. Norwich University, Northfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 485-2080. ‘Blithe Spirit’: David Lean’s 1945 comedy catches up with a remarried widower when he accidentally awakens the pesky ghost of his first wife. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2576. Festival du Nouveau Cinéma: See WED.07, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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The Good Earth Singers: Folks bring dishes and voices to share at this potluck and spiritual singing meet. All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Shelburne, 6-9 p.m. Free. Info, 985-3819.


‘Big Sit’: Birders form a 17-foot circle and record all species of feathered flyers seen or heard at this museum fundraiser. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 434-2167. The Great Vermont Corn Maze: See WED.07, 10 a.m.


Giant Pumpkin Regatta & Festival: Unconventional rowers hollow out humongous gourds in a Jack-o’-Lantern speed competition — atop the waves of Lake Champlain. Proceeds benefit PILOT, a youth leadership program. Races begin at noon. See calendar spotlight. Waterfront Park, Burlington, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free to watch; $500 sponsorship to compete. Info, 863-3489, ext. 227.


Laura Brill: A member of the Vermont Connecting to Collections Project leads a slide presentation about the impending crisis of the preservation of our state’s cultural heritage. Middletown Springs Historical Society, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 235-2376. William Hosley: The lecturer utilizes slides to demonstrate how Vermont art and artifacts — including gravestones, furniture, paintings and more — can be used to understand historical experiences, values and attitudes. Woodstock Historical Society, Woodstock, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 860-944-8349.


‘A Visit From Miss Prothero’: See FRI.09, 7:30 p.m. ‘Arms and the Man’: See THU.08, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. ‘Cinderella’: See THU.08, 2 p.m. ‘Greater Tuna’: See FRI.09, 8 p.m. ‘Hamlet’: See WED.07, 5 p.m. Met Live in HD: Loew Auditorium: See SAT.10, 1 p.m. ‘Noises Off’: See FRI.09, 2 p.m. ‘Opus’: See WED.07, 2 p.m. ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’: See THU.08, 2 p.m. ‘The Edgar Allen Poe Show’: See FRI.09, 8 p.m. ‘Working’: See FRI.09, 7:30 p.m. ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’: See FRI.09, 2 p.m.


In-Depth Book Discussion: Serious readers explore the portrayal of faith in literature in a sevenweek examination of William Young’s The Shack. Lincoln Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 453-2665. Ron Suskind: This Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist discusses what Obama and future presidents can learn from the lessons presented in his trilogy of Bush-era books. Rochester Public Library, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 767-3927.

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Afro-Caribbean Dance Class: Penelope Newcomb leads high-energy, imaginative dances for all skill levels, derived from Cuba, Haiti and Brazil, to the beat of live drums. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 5-6:30 p.m. $10. Info, 723-4014.


Colchester Historical Society Meeting: Lorette Sousie shares her collection and knowledge of antique accessories — including shoes, purses, hats and jewelry — with history buffs. Historical Society House, Colchester, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 862-6738. Lama Kunga Dhundop: See FRI.09, 8 a.m. 5 p.m.


‘Afghan Star’: See FRI.09, 7 p.m. Festival du Nouveau Cinéma: See WED.07, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

food & drink

‘Mini Knife Skills’: Blades slice kitchen ingredients into uniform portions as folks learn to chop and dice like a master chef. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 12-5 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2569.

health & fitness

‘Beating the Sugar Blues’: Nutrition expert Danielle Charles leads an exploration of the sweet tooth — teaching how to satisfy and defeat it through food and herbal strategies. Preregister. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. $10-12. Info, 224-7100, info@

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Book Release PaRty: Bookworms rejoice in the journal-style notes and drawings of protagonist Greg Heffley in author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney’s newest book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 864-8001. DRum lessons: Young musicians ages 12 to 19 bust out backbeats, blast beats, downbeats and more as they work the drum sticks with nimble fingers. The Hub Teen Center & Skatepark, Bristol, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 453-3678. GuitaR lessons: Budding musicians ages 12 to 19 strum out stellar tunes under the guidance of Ryan “Animal” Krushenick. The Hub Teen Center & Skatepark, Bristol, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, 453-3678. ‘music With mia’: Tots form a circle for a special story hour with some sing-along tunes. Meet in the JCPenney Court. University Mall, South Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 863-1066, ext. 11. music With PeteR: See THU.08, 10:30 a.m.

music Also, see clubdates in Section B. kevin BuRke & cal scott: The Irish fiddler and Oregon guitarist present their debut album, Across the Black River, which dips into both of their musical backgrounds with jigs, reels, bluegrass and more. Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, 7 p.m. $15-18. Info, 728-6464. oktoBeRfest Dance & music WeekenD: See FRI.09, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. veRmont fiDDle oRchestRa Jam session: Strings quiver as gifted musicians test their skills in group improv. New members welcome. Capital City Grange, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 877343-3531, veRmont fiDDle oRchestRa ReheaRsal: Bows make vibrations on stringed instruments as the orchestra tunes up its tunes in practice sessions. New members welcome. Capital City Grange, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 877-343-3531, info@

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‘ReconnectinG With sPiRituality’: Participants of all faiths explore their views on religion in a friendly learning environment. All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Shelburne, 7-8 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 985-3819.


in-DePth Book Discussion: Serious readers explore the portrayal of faith in literature in a seven-week examination of William Young’s The Shack. Federated Church, Bristol, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 453-2665.


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aaRP safe DRiveR couRse: Motor vehicle operators ages 50 and up take a quick trip to the classroom — with no tests and no grades! — for a how-to refresher. Trinity Episcopal Church, Shelburne, 1-5 p.m. $12-14. Info, 483-6335. ‘DialoGue & DesseRts’: Townspeople dig into sweet treats and deep discussion about topics affecting the community, including language, family and legal matters. R.U.1.2? Community Center, Burlington, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 860-7812. ‘exPloRinG the Path to enliGhtenment’: Fill your head with facts about Tibetan Buddhism while filling your body with a sense of peace in this meditation and discussion series. Milarepa Center, Barnet, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 633-4136. fosteR & aDoPtive PaRentinG oRientation: Adults interested in providing a home to one of the over 1300 Vermont children in foster care learn what it takes to expand their family. Preregister. Casey Family Services, Winooski, 5-9 p.m. Free. Info, 655-6688, ext. 4715. Pause café: Novice and fluent French speakers brush up on their linguistics — en français. Borders Books & Music, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 864-5088.

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aPPle sauce canninG WoRkshoP: Instructor Peggy Thompson instructs foodies on how to savor the fruit from the tree to the jar in homemade concoctions such as sauces and butters. Sign up at customer service desk. City Market, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9700.

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olD noRth enD faRmeRs maRket: Local farmers sell the fruits of their fields, and their labor. H.O. Wheeler Elementary School, Burlington, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 324-3073.

health & fitness

‘intRo to nutRition ResPonse testinG’: Expose the underlying causes of common health concerns through this noninvasive analysis — and learn what to chow down for your body to heal itself. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2569.

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cReative tuesDays With fRank Gonzalez: Artists of all ages bring old newspaper to create puppets, masks and other dramatic papier-mâché. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.

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Dance class: Four-year-olds cut a rug to upbeat tunes. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, Montpelier, 3-3:45 p.m. $10. Info, 229-4676.



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kaDo DemonstRation: Teacher Marcia Shibata imparts the “way of flowers” as she shows folks how to arrange blossoms in the Japanese tradition. Good Living Senior Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8470.

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steve Bissette: The faculty member at the Center for Cartoon Studies and past Alan Moore collaborator sketches out “The Rise of the Graphic Novel.” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2-3 p.m. $5. Info, 864-3516.


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‘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. Knitting Club: Little ones in third through sixth grades loop yarn with needles to form soft hats to be sent to the hospital for premature babies. Preregister. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

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‘MusiC with robert resniK’: The host of a weekly folk and world music show on VPR explores tunes with music lovers of all ages. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. story hour: Tales and picture books catch the attention of little tykes. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. storytiMe: Youngsters ages 1 to 3 gather for songs, finger plays, puppets and stories. Preregister. South Burlington Community Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 652-7080. storytiMe with a twist: Young explorers discover the wonders of the natural world through books and imaginative play. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 11 a.m. $7.50-9.50. Info, 877-324-6386. teen advisory board: Teens gather to plan library programs. Yes, there will be snacks. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

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sejong soloists & orli shahaM: The New York-based, conductor-less string ensemble and the acclaimed pianist fill the air with works composed by young musical geniuses: Mozart, Mendelssohn and Jay Greenberg. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. 7 p.m. $14-26. Info, 603646-2422.

the great verMont Corn Maze: See WED.07, 10 a.m.

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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 p.m. Free. Info, 864-5439. old tiMe MusiC Club: “Fa-so-la-mi” singers practice shape note arrangements. New members welcome. Ira Allen Chapel, UVM, Burlington, 6:308:30 p.m. Free. Info, 401-374-8987.

Field days with the nature ConservanCy: See WED.07, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

“To call the 27-year-old mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile the Les Paul of his instrument describes only one aspect of a musician who could just as rightly be compared to a great classical guitarist.” —New York Times or call 86-flynn today! 10/3/09 2:36:27 PM


‘haMlet’: See WED.07, 7:30 p.m.


david Cavanagh: The Burlington resident waxes poetical (and political) with readings from his dark new collection, Falling Body. Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0774.



‘natural wellness & green business’: Representatives from Shaklee, a natural nutrition company, make suggestions for eco-friendly alternatives. The Hideaway Restaurant, Colchester, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 899-5442.

tuesday storytiMe: Little readers ages 3 to 5 digest picture books, songs and puppet activities. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

waterbury CoMMunity band rehearsals: Brass and wind musicians join the band in playing marches, swing medleys and Broadway faves at this open practice session. Waterbury Congregational Church, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 888-4977,


‘legal strategies For Major liFe events’: Lawyers explain the intricacies of collaborative law for addressing issues such as divorce, dissolution and separation without court intervention. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

verMont reads potluCK: Literary lovers chow down on shared dishes while savoring thoughtful discussion about World War II. Warren Public Library, 11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 583-1935.

Also, see clubdates in Section B.

“The Tina Turner of Afro-Peruvian music, energetic and playful, sexy and fully charged.” —Los Angeles Times

jordanna MallaCh: The Vermont Army National Guard soldier discusses her career, and her upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, bringing her roles of mother and wife into the mix. John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill Building, UVM, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 656-1153.

toddler storytiMe: Tykes under 3 enjoy picture books and sing songs. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 9:10-9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.


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CoMMunity MediCal sChool: Clinical sexologist Gale Holtz Golden educates on the evolution of intercourse in “Preserving Your Sex Life Through the Years.” Carpenter Auditorium, Given Medical Building, UVM, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 847-2886.


bob Manning: The retired art history professor leads listeners into “The Neolithic World of Stone” by exploring the mysterious origins of Irish and U.K. monuments such as Stonehenge, Avebury and Newgrange. River Arts Center, Morrisville, 1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 253-9011.


neighborhood iMproveMent night: Burlington residents articulate what they value about downtown, the waterfront and their neighborhoods to the Planning Commission. UVM Waterman Building, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7172.


burlington business & proFessional woMen’s Meeting: Biz kids network over supper before a rep from the Vermont Healthy Workplace Advocates presents on “Vermont Bully Busters.” Best Western Windjammer Inn & Conference Center, South Burlington, 5:30-8 p.m. $25. Info, 899-3936.


‘preparing For the aCt’: High schoolers prep for the standardized test to ensure familiarity with its structure, scoring and strategies. VSAC Building, Winooski, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-642-3177.


‘button-up weatherization worKshop’: Residents learn to lock in heat and lower fuel costs through simple home improvements. Twinfield Union School, Plainfield, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 454-7702.


burnhaM Knitters: See WED.07, 7-8:30 p.m. ‘deepening our spirituality’: Folks focus on faith in the context of community, worship, music and more in this monthly discussion group. All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Shelburne, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 985-3819. eMbroiderers’ guild Meeting: Needle workers check out the sewing projects of their peers, and get a little stitching done in the process. Pines Senior Living Community, South Burlington, 9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 879-0198.


‘GLAM Queer Pub Quiz’: The Sisters leMay host a trivia battle sprinkled with lGBTQ-focused questions, where contestants duke it out for the grand prize. Parima acoustic lounge, Burlington, 8-10 p.m. Free. Info, 860-7812. 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. Knit niGht: crafty needle workers (crocheters, too) share their talents and company as they give yarn a makeover. Phoenix Books, essex, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.

Peter the MusiC MAn: See Wed.07, 12:30-1 p.m.

music also, see clubdates in Section B. AnneMieKe sPoeLstrA: The prize-winning pianist performs etudes, ballades, polonaises and more on the ivories, focusing on chopin melodies. elley-long Music center, St. Michael’s college, colchester, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536.



festivAL du nouveAu CinéMA: See Wed.07, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. ‘the bArbAriAn invAsions’: a dying Frenchcanadian professor struggles to come to terms with his unscrupulous son’s capitalist tendencies in denys arcand’s surprising comedy. loew auditorium, Hopkins center, dartmouth college, Hanover, n.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2576.

food & drink

benefit dinner & siLent AuCtion: community members sit down for supper to support child care resource, a nonprofit devoted to strengthening the well-being, development and education of children. a Single Pebble, Burlington, 6-9 p.m. $75. Info, 863-3367, ext. 17. south end fArMers MArKet: See Wed.07, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

health & fitness

MeditAtion CLAss: See Wed.07, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


bAbytiMe: crawling tots and their parents group up with comrades for playtime and sharing. dorothy alling Memorial library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 876-7147.

‘CreAtinG heALthy desserts’: little ones create sweet treats from nourishing ingredients at this drop-in workshop. Healthy living, South Burlington, 4-8 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2569. ‘MovinG & GroovinG With Christine’: Young ones jam out to rock ‘n’ roll and world-beat tunes. recommended for ages 2 to 5, but all are welcome. Fletcher Free library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.

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the GreAt verMont Corn MAze: See Wed.07, 10 a.m.

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) will visit the College of Education and Social Services at The University of Vermont for a Spring 2009 continuing accreditation review.


‘A tribute to CésAr Chávez’: St. Mike’s Spanish students make remarks on the Mexican american farm worker and civil rights activist before a screening of a film about the United Farm Workers of america, The Wrath of Grapes. International commons, St. Michael’s college, colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536.

NCATE is the teaching profession’s mechanism to help to establish high quality teacher, specialist, and administrator preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching, teachers, school specialists and administrators. NCATE believes every student deserves a caring, competent and highly qualified teacher. (


‘hAMLet’: See Wed.07, 7:30 p.m. ‘oPus’: See Wed.07, 7:30 p.m. ‘the GrAduAte’: See Wed.07, 8 p.m.


booK disCussion GrouP: Bibliophiles bury their noses in david Margolick’s Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday, Café Society, and an Early Cry for Civil Rights. Fletcher Free library, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403.

“Skull-crushingly funny.” —the OniOn

Both NCATE and The University of Vermont recognize graduates, parents, schools and community organizations have valuable perspectives on the quality of the programs that prepare teachers and other school personnel.

GAstronoMy booK disCussion: Bookworms whet their appetites with diana abu-Jaber’s mouth-watering story Crescent, which links what we eat to who we are. South Hero community library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 372-6209. ‘Get the Word out’: Mouths form a medley of audible thoughts through slam poetry, open mic spoken word, rap battles and more. Outer Space, Burlington, 7:45 p.m. - 12 a.m. Free. Info, 318-6162. orAL history WorKshoP: The Vermont Jewish Women’s History Project hosts a lesson on “capturing Grandma’s Story” through spoken word. rutland Free library, rutland, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 446-2877. ‘ProPhetiC odyssey’: What happened after Moses died? a study group peruses the prophetic writings to quench its thirst for knowledge. Temple Sinai, South Burlington, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5125.

The College of Education and Social Services at UVM has been continuously accredited since NCATE’s inception in 1954.

You are invited to submit written testimony on the College of Education and Social Services to:

Friday, OCtOBer 16 // 8pm Main STreeT Landing FiLM HouSe Lake St. & College St., Burlington TickeTS:

800-838-3006 or event/84560

verMont reAds booK disCussion: lit fans relish thoughtful talk about Julie Otsuka’s When the Emperor Was Divine, about a Japanese american family placed in an internment camp in World War II. carpenter-carse library, Hinesburg, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 482-2878.

Board of Examiners NCATE 2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20036-1023 Or by e-mail to: Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent’s relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

Letters of comment should be received no later than Thursday, January 21, 2010.

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‘droP in & reAd’: See Wed.07, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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CooKinG With Kids: Youthful apple eaters nibble different heirloom varieties of the fruit before helping to make dried apple rings and homemade sauce. Sign up at customer service desk. city Market, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 861-9700.

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‘the LAndsCAPe of verMont’: Jeff roberts, author of The Atlas of American Artisan Cheese, moderates a panel discussion about art, food and sustainability among farmers and artists over a meal of locally produced eats. coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, 5-9 p.m. $35 includes dinner and art exhibition. Info, 985-8686.

“…Anyone seen my missing kitty?”

WednesdAy storytiMe: See Wed.07, 10-10:45 a.m.

fiddLe & GuitAr WorKshoP: celtic musicians roy Jonstone and Steve Sharratt lead an instructional workshop for instrument players of all levels before a house concert. Preregister. 338 Thompson road, Shelburne, 7 p.m. $20. Info, 985-1124.

‘boLiviA’: as part of the contemporary argentine Film Series, moviegoers observe adrián caetano’s Spanish flick about the romance and politics of a neighborhood coffee shop. room 200, Yokum lecture Hall, SUnY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, n.Y., 7 p.m. Free. Info, 518-564-3095.

“Hurray for local media!”

‘teens reAd’: See Wed.07, 5-5:45 p.m.

sinGLes PArty: Seven Days hosts a fun flirt-fest dance featuring real-time iSpy connections. chow! Bella, St. albans, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Info, 8645684.

‘AfGhAn stAr’: See FrI.09, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.

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POSITIVE DOG TRAINING CLASSES: Saturday October 17th: Kindergarten (9:00am)- for dogs 7-17 weeks emphasizing good manners, socialization, basic training and safety; Middle School (10:15am)-for dogs of any age-an intro to all the basics plus tutoring to produce a wellmannered dog in any situation; Come Here- Yes, I Mean Now! (11:30am)- a course with total emphasis on a steady, reliable recall. Cost: $130/1-hr. classes for 6 weeks (Kindergarten & Middle School)-$130.00 1-hr. class for 4 weeks (Come HereYes, I Mean Now!)-$100.00. Location: The Crate Escape, 1108 West Main St. , Richmond. Info: The Crate Escape, 802434-6411, www.crateescapevt. com. The Crate Escape & Bill Grant of Ultimate Companions is proud to announce new dog-training classes offered at our Richmond location on Saturdays starting Oct 17th. (See Pets listing for classes offered at our So. Burlington location.) Kindergarten, Middle School, and Come Here-Yes, I Mean Now!






ART CLASSES AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 150 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 802-482-7194, 2 Watercolor classes w/ Ginny Joyner, Drawing for Beginners, Painting With Water Soluble Oils, Calligraphy, Photography as Art. Culinary arts: One-night classes where you eat well! Moroccan Bazaar, South Indian Delight, Pan-Asian Bistro, Feast of Philippines, Tapas, Italian Cookies, MileHigh Apple and Pumpkin Pie, Flatbread Magic, Fun With Fowl. All materials included with few exceptions. Look for Access, Community Education link. Senior Discount 65+. Full class descriptions online.


BODY & MIND AT CVU HIGH SCHOOL: 150 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 802-482-7194, Core Strength with Caroline Perkins, Weight Training (2 levels), Yoga (3 choices), Swing or Ballroom with Terry Bouricius, Piano Lessons, Tap Dance with Brea McBride, Ballet Exercise with Brea, Jump into Jazz, Voice-Overs, Piano (2 levels), Appalachian Clogging,

Contact Improvisational Dance, Guitar, West African Djembe Drumming, Natural Facials, Aromatherapy Gifts. Low cost, excellent instructors, guaranteed. Materials included. Full class descriptions online. Senior Discount 65+.


INTRODUCTION TO THAI BODYWORK: 9:00 a.m. - noon & 2:00-5:00 p.m. Cost: $95/class. Location: Touchstone Healing Arts, 187 St. Paul St., Burlington. Info: Touchstone Healing Arts, 802-658-7715-1, info@, www.touchstonehealingarts. com. Bring the gift of bodywork to friends and family. Thai bodywork is fun, relaxing, rejuvenating, a welcome addition to daily life. Practiced clothed on a floor mat, Thai bodywork combines massage and stretching to encourage vibrant health and well-being. Come learn a whole series, taught by Kristin Borquist, that you can practice at home. Manual included. Individuals and pairs welcome. No experience whatsoever is required.

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ADOBE IN-DESIGN: Thursdays, Oct. 22 - Dec. 3 (no class 11/26), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $140/$126 BCA members. Location: Firehouse Center, Burlington. Learn the basics of Adobe In-Design software! Students will explore a variety of software techniques and will create projects ranging from family memorabilia books to print-ready brochures. This class is useful for people interested furthering their design skills. Students will learn some design, color and composition theory as well. Beginners are welcome! Limit: 6. DRAWING: ABSTRACT: Oct. 19 Nov. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Monday. Cost: $120/$108 BCA members. Location: Firehouse Center, Burlington. Explore the truly unique qualities that drawing can offer! Students will work with a variety of diverse materials and will learn how to expand their drawings to include their unique thoughts, feelings and abstract ideas. Individual and group critiques will strengthen and enhance students’ ways of seeing. Limit: 12.

FASHION ILLUSTRATION: Wednesdays, Oct. 14 - Dec. 2 (no class 11/11 and 11/25), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $120/$108 BCA members. Location: Firehouse Center, Burlington. Learn the basics of fashion illustration using gouache, marker, watercolor and more to render fabrics, illustrate your own designs, and experiment with a variety of fashion drawing styles for creating a portfolio. The class includes an overview of the fashion industry and the real-world applications of fashion illustration and design. Limit: 12. PRINT: DRYPOINT AND INTAGLIO: Oct. 19 - Nov. 30, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Monday. Cost: $235/$215 BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Learn the basics of copper etching and wiping. Students will explore drypoint and acid biting techniques, with weekly demonstrations on how to work copper into a textured surface. Anyone drawn to quality of lines, and process of building an image are encouraged to take this course. Limit: 10. JEWELRY: CARVING & CASTING: Oct. 15 - Nov. 19, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Thursday. Cost: $180/$162 BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Learn how to use soft cuttlebone as a mold to design and carve jewelry forms that will then be cast. The growth lines of the cuttlebone, which resemble the grain patterns of wood, create fascinating textures and will enhance students’ designs. Limit: 10. PAINTING: ABSTRACT: Oct. 8 Nov. 12, 6:30-9 p.m., Weekly on Thursday. Cost: $175/$157.50 BCA members. 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 be encouraged to experiment and try adding other media as well. Bring ideas or reference material to use as a starting place. Beginners to advanced. Limit: 10. DIGITAL WORKFLOW: Oct. 22 - Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m., Weekly on Thursday. Cost: $250/$225 BCA members (includes all archival ink and paper). Location: Burlington Technical Center, Burlington High School, Burlington. Upload, organize, edit and print your digital photographs in this comprehensive workshop using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Importing images, using RAW files, organization, fine-tuning tone and contrast, color adjustments, and printing will all be covered. Includes archival ink and paper; bring a portable hard drive or flash drive with images. Prerequisite: Intro to the 35MM Film or Digital SLR or equivalent experience. Limit: 8.

PHOTO: INTRO TO B&W & DARKROOM: Thursdays, Oct. 15 - Dec. 10 (no class 11/26), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $195/$175.50 BCA members (all paper, chemicals and film included). Location: Firehouse Center’s Community Darkroom, Burlington. Discover the mysteries of the darkroom and make your own photographic prints! Learn how to properly expose black and white film, process film into negatives, and make prints from those negatives. At the end of this class, participants will be ready to use the darkroom independently as community darkroom members. No experience necessary. Limit: 6.


PHOTO: MIXED-LEVEL DARKROOM: Wednesdays, Oct. 7 - Dec. 9 (no class 11/11 & 11/15), 6-9 p.m. Cost: $250/$225 BCA members. Location: Firehouse Center’s Community Darkroom, Burlington. Guided sessions to help you improve our printing and film processing techniques and discussion of the technical and aesthetic aspects of your work will be included. Cost includes a darkroom membership for the duration of the class for outside-of-class printing and processing. Prerequisite: Intro to Black and White Film and the Darkroom or equivalent experience. Limit: 6.


PRINT: WHAT IS PRINTMAKING?: Oct. 7 - Nov. 25, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $235/$215 BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. This is an introduction class of a whole platter of printing techniques that can be used in combination to create unique prints. Explore and use a variety of layering monoprinting, relief, paper litho and stencils are included. Limit: 10. SILKSCREENING II: Oct. 8 - Nov. 19, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $205/$185 BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Work with a professional silkscreen artist and learn how to use multiple screens and colors to make multilayered prints, posters and T-shirts. This class will add to your basic silkscreening knowledge. Materials list will be provided. Some materials included. Limit: 8.

Call 802-865-7166 for info or register online at Teacher bios are also available online.

FINANCIAL PROSPERITY MEETINGS: Oct. 12 - Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. Every 2 weeks on Monday. Location: Coaching Center of Vermont, 1 Main Street, #3, Winooski. Info: Ramona Berekoff, 888-9462636, holisticopportunity. com/7days001. Learn how to earn unlimited residual income with a unique ground-level, business opportunity in the health and wellness industry. Perfect if you are motivated to own your own business or add a new stream of revenue to current income base. Call for further information.

HUNGER BANQUET BENEFIT: Cost: $35/minimum per person. Location: Vermont Zen Center, 480 Thomas Rd., Shelburne. Info: Vermont Zen Center, Kelly Story, 802-985-9746, www.vermontzen. org/special_events.html. Hunger Banquet Benefit for VT Campaign to End Childhood Hunger. On Sunday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m., the Vermont Zen Center will sponsor a Hunger Banquet to bring attention to the worldwide hunger crisis. Reservations required, limited space. Please contact the Zen Center by October 14 at 802985-9746 or email Tickets may be purchased online here: events.php. Minimum contribution: $35/person. All proceeds from meal, silent auction and raffle will be donated to hunger relief. Please also bring a vegetarian canned or boxed food item for the emergency food shelf.


COMPUTER CLASSES CVU HINESBURG: 150 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 802-482-7194, Computer & Internet Basics Tutorial, iWant iPods & iPhones, Google Sketch Up, MS Word Basics and More, MS Excel Basics, Excel Up - The Next Steps, Movie Maker Lab, Web Site Design Fundamentals, Dreamweaver: Advanced Web Design, Keyboarding, PowerPoint/Publisher, Window Management. Low cost, handson, excellent instructors, limited class size, guaranteed. Materials included with few exceptions. Full class descriptions online. Senior Discount 65+.


RAW FOODS: CULINARY EDUCATION: Oct. 10, 4-6 p.m. Cost: $65/person (space is limited). Location: 398 Main Street, East Middlebury. Info: 802-989-7099. Reach and maintain optimum health and weight, strengthen your immune system, eliminate cravings and inflammation and learn to prepare healthy dishes with great taste. Chef Elcin Oflaz will demonstrate how to create phenomenal “raw food” dishes from scratch in less than twenty min. each. Please RSVP by Friday, Oct. 9.


CRAFT CLASSES AT CVU HINESBURG: 150 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 802-482-7194, Woodworking, welding, metal fabrication, pottery classes - Platters, Plates and Bowls with Jen Labie, Carving a Wooden Spoon or Animal Figurines, wooden bowl turning, whittling, wreath making, rug hooking (2 levels), sewing, leather craft, mosaic dragonfly tiles, mini-scrapbooking, flower arranging, cake decorating, knitting (2 levels). Low cost, handson, excellent instructors, limited class size, guaranteed. Materials included with few exceptions. Senior Discount 65+. Full class descriptions online.


BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Location: The Champlain Club, Burlington. Info: First Step Dance, 802-598-6757, www. Beginning classes repeat each month, and intermediate classes vary from month to month. As with all of our programs, everyone is encouraged to attend, and no partner is necessary. Come alone, or come with friends, but come out and dance! DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Cost: $13/class. Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 802-598-1077, info@ Salsa classes, nightclub-style. One-on-one, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. 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! ELEMENTS OF BALLET TECHNIQUE: Enjoy learning classical ballet technique in this beginning-level adult/teen class, Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. Single-class ($12) and class-card rates ($9) available. Location: Natural Bodies Pilates, 49 Heineberg Dr. (Rt. 127, 5 minutes from the Burlington waterfront), Colchester. Info: 802-863-3369, Lucille@NaturalBodiesPilates. com, NaturalBodiesPilates. com. Stimulate your creative spirit, whole body awareness and sense of artistry with lessons in classical ballet technique with Lucille Dyer. Improve your posture, flexibility and strength, too! Lucille has taught and choreographed for dancers of all ages and abilities, and brings her expertise and eye for excellence to every class.

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Flowing 5Rhythm Dance Workshop: October 9, 7:0010:00 p.m. October 10, 1:00-7:00 p.m. October 11, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Cost: $165/workshop. Location: Oct. 9: The Dhatri Foundation; Oct. 10 & 11: Shelburne Town Hall, The Dhatri Foundation: 185 Tilley Dr., S. Burlington; Shelburne Town Hall: 5420 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, South Burlington and Shelburne. Info: Kathy Hennis, 973-479-3698. The 5Rhythms dancing path is a way to drop deep and experience the basic rhythms that flow through our bodies, our lives and the world. This workshop is all about finding our own deep sense of flowing within our bodies, hearts and minds. All that is needed is your body and a willingness to move it! You can come for the whole weekend or step in for just Friday night.

Creative Writing, CPR/First Aid, Winter Camping, Bridge - 2 levels, Motorcycle Awareness Program, Financial Management, Saving Seeds From the Garden, Wild Plant ID, Bike Skills by Local Motion, Goal Setting, Dreamboarding, Parenting Tips. Guaranteed. Full class descriptions online. Senior Discount 65+.


Intro to Energy Work: Oct. 24, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (light lunch provided) and Nov. 7, 10 a.m. 12 noon. Location: Call Rennie for directions, 802-793-3350. Learn healing techniques using a “hands-on” approach that introduces the chakra system and techniques for assessing energy and healing, in a fun, interactive format. $40 includes supplies. Led by Reenie Sargent, Reiki master, teacher and healer.

Jung on Dreams: Oct. 29 Nov. 19, 7-9 p.m., Weekly on Thursday. Cost: $60/. Location: 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury. Info: Sue, 802-244-7909. Explore Jung’s concept of the dream as you learn multiple techniques for working with your own dreams in this course combining theory and practice, with readings from Jung and later Jungian authors. Led by Dr. Sue Mehrtens, teacher and author.


Mental Illness and the Family: One-day workshop, Oct. 24. Location: Middlebury, call for location. Info: NAMI-Vermont, 800-639-6480, info@namivt. org. Do you know someone who struggles with a mental illness? FREE class for family and community members. The challenges of living with someone with depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia can be overwhelming. Feel more empowered! Learn the facts about major mental illness, enhance problem-solving skills, and improve communication in this workshop. Space is limited.


BEAUTIFUL FACE, SKIN & HAIR: Oct. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $20/2-hour, hands-on workshop. Location: Purple Shutter Herbs, 7 W. Canal St., Winooski. Info: Purple Shutter Herbs, 802-8654372,, www. Join Kelley Robie, starting with an Aloe Face & Body Conditioner to revitalize your skin. To keep your skin supple we’ll create a Light Hydrating Vitamin Lotion. Moving to your lips make a unique Lava Lip Gloss Roll-on. Finally, your very own Amazing Herbal Shampoo for your specific hair type.


EarthWalk VT Village School: Location: Goddard College, Plainfield. Info: 802454-8500. EarthWalk Vermont Village School has late enrollment openings from this schoolyear program. Children 8-12 learn Nature Awareness, Community Living, and Wilderness Skills. This program meets one-full day weekly in the woods on Goddard College. Late enrollment starts Oct. 15 or 16. Kids Classes CVU High School: Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 802-482-7194, Kids with Clay, Sew Cool - Middle School Apparel, DJ Techniques - ages 10 and up, Stroller Strides Parent Workout, Incredible Decorated Halloween Cookies, Decorated Thanksgiving Cookies (all ages welcome), Music Games - ages 4-8 with parents, Move & Groove - ages 2-5. Parenting the Joy of Reading, Baby Sitting by Red Cross. Many of the 150 classes appropriate for learners of all ages. Materials included. Full class descriptions online. Senior Discount 65+.

AIKIDO: Location: Aikido of Champlain Valley, 257 Pine St., Burlington. Info: 802-9518900, Explore the movements and philosophy of this dynamic, non-competitive Japanese martial art. Classes for adults meet 7 days a week; children’s classes meet on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 9:30 a.m. More information is available on our website. Visitors are always welcome! Aikido Classes: Location: Vermont Aikido, 274 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 802-8629785, Vermont Aikido Adult Beginners class starts Wednesday, October 20, 6-7 p.m. Fee of $60 includes four consecutive Wednesdays of instruction, practice gi and belt. You are welcome to come and observe a class ahead of time, and please feel free to contact the dojo with questions regarding the introductory course. Regular dojo classes: Tues.-Fri., 6-7:30 p.m., and Sun., 10-11:30 a.m. Ch’uan Fa Kajukenbo Kung Fu: Location: North End Studio, 294 North Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 802-355-1841, Wing Tao Mobility Arts, Sifu Stacy Jolles and Sibok Nina Beck are offering classes in this traditional, yet modern system of martial arts. Incorporates elements of Chinese Kung Fu, Okinawan Kenpo, Japenese Judo/ Jujitsu,and Korean Tang Soo Do. Develop a strong flexible body, keeping harmony of mind and spirit engaged. VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU: Monday-Friday, 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Road, Williston. Info: 802-660-4072, . Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a complete martial-arts system; it enhances balance, flexibility, strength, cardiorespiratory fitness and builds personal courage and self-confidence. Vermont Brazilian JiuJitsu offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and self-defense classes, Boxing, Muay-Thai Kickboxing and MMA for all levels. Head instructor is five-time Brazilian Champion - Rio de Janeiro, certified 6th Degree Black Belt under Carlson Gracie. Classes for men, women and children. First class is free.

LEARN TO MEDITATE: Meditation instruction available Sunday mornings, 9 a.m. - 12 noon, or by appointment. The Shambhala Cafe meets the first Saturday of each month for meditation and discussions, 9 a.m. - 12 noon. 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: 802-658-6795, 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. Shambhala Training Level I: Fri. evening Oct. 16, Sat. (Oct. 17) & Sun. (Oct. 18) 9-5 p.m. Cost: $135/person, students/$70. Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 S. Winooski Ave. (corner of King St.), Burlington. Info: Burlington Shambhala Center, 802-658-6795, www.burlington Shambhala warriorship is a path of nonaggression born from the bravery and gentleness of meeting our world without bias or judgment. This path shows how to view the challenges of daily life in our modern society as opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action. Shambhala training includes group and individual instruction in meditation, personal interviews with a meditation instructor, discussion groups and talks by a senior teacher.


Positive Dog Training Classes: Thursday October 15th: Kindergarten (5:45 p.m.)-for dogs 7-17 weeks emphasizing good manners, socialization,basic training and safety; Middle School (7:00 p.m.) for dogs of any age- an intro to all the basics plus extra tutoring to produce a well mannered dog in any situation; Come Here-Yes, I Mean Now! (8:15 p.m.)-a course with total emphasis on a steady, reliable recall. Cost: $130/1 hour classes for 6 weeks (Kindergarten & Middle School-$130.00); 1-hour class for 4 weeks (Come HereYes, I Mean Now!-$100.00). Location: The Crate Escape, Too, 68 Nesti Drive, South Burlington (off of Shelburne Rd, first right after Freedom Nissan). Info: The Crate Escape, Too, 802-8653647, The Crate Escape, Too & Bill Grant of Ultimate Companions is now offering positive dog training classes with ultimate rewards! Kindergarten - for all pups aged 7-17 weeks; Middle School - for dogs over 17weeks; Come Here-Yes, I Mean Now -

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Dig. Photography + Photoshop: Oct. 17-18, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: HUHS Digital Imaging Lab, 458 Rt 100, S. Duxbury. Info: Sam K, 802-8821124. A 2-day, comprehensive workshop: take 1 day or both. Day 1: digital cameras, exposure tricks and essentials, better photography. Day 2: Digital workflow: importing, organizing, Photoshop, printing. Contact the instructor for more info about this excellent workshop held in a modern, fully equipped digital imaging lab in the Mad River Valley. Digital Camera CVU Hinesburg: 150 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 802-482-7194, Digital Camera Fundamentals, Advanced Digital Photography Workshops, Adobe Photoshop CS4 - 4 choices of levels: Sampler, Pixel Me Pink, Advanced, Next Layers, plus Digital Video Vacation. Full class descriptions online. Senior Discount 65+.


ALL Wellness, LLC: Many package/pricing options to suit your budget. Please call for pricing details. Location: 208 Flynn Ave. (across from the antique shops, near Oakledge Park), Burlington. Info: 802-863-9900, www. We encourage all ages, all bodies and all abilities to discover greater ease and enjoyment in life by integrating Pilates, Physical Therapy, Yoga and Health Counseling services. Come experience our welcoming atmosphere, skillful, caring instructors and light-filled studio. First mat class is free! Also, please join us for a free introduction to the reformer, the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 - just call to sign up. Natural Bodies Pilates: Discover the difference that natural core strength makes for you in your life. See our full schedule of classes online, and call for special rates on packages and class cards. Call for a free halfhour consultation to come in, see the studio and find out how to get started. Location: Natural Bodies Pilates, 49 Heineberg Dr. (Rte. 127, 5 minutes from Burlington’s waterfront), Colchester. Info: 802-863-3369, Lucille@NaturalBodiesPilates. com, NaturalBodiesPilates. com. For natural core strength join any combination of Pilates, Natural Body Movement and Elements of Ballet classes. Develop coordination, balance and flowing movement in small classes and private sessions. Basic to advanced, students develop strength, flexibility and body-mind awareness in this pleasant, professional, relaxing studio. Call today for more information! pregnancy

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Wisdom of the Herbs School: Offering Wisdom of the Herbs 2010: Eight-week certification Program and Wild Edibles 2010: Enhancing Local Food Security. Visit website for dates, descriptions, and cost. Location: Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury. Info: Annie McCleary, Director, 802-456-8122, annie@

Holistic Health: Location: Dhatri Foundation, 185 Tilley Dr., S. Burlington. Info: www. Dhatri’s Center for Healing is ready to support and nourish you on your path to healing. We offer programs for those touched by cancer and their care givers including Adaptive Chair Yoga, Nia, Healing Colors, Svaroopa Yoga, Mindfulness Tools and more. Check our website for a complete listing.

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Empowerment at CVU High School: 150 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 802-482-7194, BeeKeeping with Bill Mares, Constitution 101 with Chris O’Donnell, American Foreign Policy with Bill Mares, Knots for Life, VT Architecture 19th c., Solar Energy 101, History of Cinema, Shamanic Journey, Energy Medicine, Winning Resumes, Writing Fiction,


EATING WITH GRACE: Oct. 7 Jan. 13, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $50/week (sliding scale). Location: Office of Anya Raven Hunter, LICSW, 2 Church St., Suite 3H , Burington. Info: Anya Raven Hunter, LICSW, 802-229-0399, Eating With Grace is a non-diet, healthy and sustainable approach to making peace with food, weight and body image issues. In Eating With Grace women’s therapy groups, women gain the understanding, tools and support they need to start loving themselves and making healthier choices. Call for a free consult.

Language at CVU Hinesburg: 150 fall offerings for all ages. Location: CVU High School, 10 min. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 802-482-7194, www. Italian for Travelers, 2 levels; Beginner French, 3 levels; Conversational Immersion French with Laure Angel; Beginning Spanish, 2 levels; Spanish Immersion with Carolina Rodriguez; Beginning Mandarin, 2 levels. Low cost, hands-on, excellent instructors, limited class size, guaranteed. Materials included with few exceptions. Full descriptions online. Senior discount 65+.




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Burlington Taiko Classes: Location: Taiko Space (across from Outer Space Deli), 208 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info: Burlington Taiko, 802-9994255, classes@burlingtontaiko. org, Beginning classes in Burlington! Tuesdays - Kids, 4:30-5:20 p.m., $54/7 weeks. Adults 5:30-6:20 p.m., $61/7 weeks. Sessions begin 9/8 & 11/3. Advanced Beginner/Ensemble class meets weekly on Mondays at 5:30-6:50 p.m., $61/7 weeks beginning 9/7 & 11/2. Beginning taiko classes in Montpelier! Wednesdays 7:00-8:20 p.m., $90/6 weeks beginning 9/9 & 11/4 includes drum rental at AllTogetherNow. In Richmond on Thursdays, call for times and location. Djembe classes in Montpelier Wednesdays 5:00-6:20 p.m., $90/6 weeks beginning 9/9 & 11/4 includes drum rental at Lamb Abbey ( Gift certificates are available. For a full schedule of classes or more info, go online or email.

TAOIST ALCHEMY OF BREATH: Oct. 10, 2-4 p.m. Location: 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury. Info: Sue, 802-244-7909. Taoist Alchemy of Breath: A Path to the Jungian Individuation Process. Learn deep breathing meditation from Taoist alchemy Master Hyunmoon Kim in this experiential workshop that can bring about profound personal transformation., www.WisdomOfTheHerbsSchool. com. Unique experiential programs embracing the wild plants, holistic health, and sustainable living skills, valuable tools for living on the Earth in these changing times. Learn through herb walks and nature adventures, communion with Nature, hands-on wild harvesting and preparation of wild edibles and herbal home remedies, with intention and gratitude.

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IT’S CONCEIVABLE/FERTILITY: Location: Champlain Hypnosis, 1 Kennedy Drive, L8, S. Burlington. Info: Champlain Hypnosis, 802-9996444, www.champlainhypnosis. com. Hypnofertility, a program that supports the entire fertility process (naturally or medically assisted) can help. Recent studies by Dr. Levitas in the Journal of Fertility and Sterility indicate that infertile women utilizing hypnosis techniques with IVF have double the conception rate as compared to IVF alone. Read more at our website.


REIKI I: Oct. 7-21, 6-9 p.m., This is a summary of the repeat configuration. Cost: $110/9-hour class. Location: HeartSong Reiki, Stockbridge. Info: HeartSong Reiki, Kelly McDermott-Burns, 802-7468834,, Additional fall classes: Animal Reiki II, Chelsea, Sat. and Sun., Oct. 17 and 18, 1:30-5 p.m., $200. Reiki II, Pittsford, Sat., Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., $150. Manuals and certificates for all classes.


SCRABBLE SPECIAL: Location: Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., Oct. 8 at CVUHS in Hinesburg for $25 and/ or Friday, 6-9 p.m. at SBHS in So. Burlington for $46 or $38 (resident of So. Burlington). Info: 802-4827194, 3-time National Champion and author Joe Edley presents on game improvement. Includes: key 101 two-letter words, “Important Words List,” rack balance, hotspots, openings, and more. One-time event!!! Join us both nights or only one. Hands-on, bring set or borrow ours.


CONSCIOUS RECOVERY: Thursdays 6:45-8:15 p.m., ongoing, join any time. Cost: $12/1.5-hour class, for $5 extra, yoga class from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Location: Dhatri Movement Arts Center at Eastern View, 185 Tilley

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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: 802-864-7902, 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.


WRITING & MEDITATION WEEKEND: Oct. 23-25, 6-2 p.m. Cost: $350/ weekend workshop. Location: Sky Meadow Retreat, Northeast Kingdom, Greensboro Bend. Info: Michelle Demers, 802-878-6675,, www. Come to the beautiful, quiet setting of Sky Meadow to experience an integrated




EVOLUTION YOGA: Daily yoga classes for all levels, conveniently located in Burlington. Cost: $14/10-class cards and unlimited memberships available for discounted rates. Mon., Wed., Fri. 4:30 p.m. classes are sliding scale $5-$10. Location: Evolution Yoga, Burlington. Info: 802-8649642, www.evolution Our staff of all certified teachers are skilled with beginners as well as students wanting to refine their practice. Vinyasa, Anusara-Inspired, Kripalu, Iyengar and babies/kids classes available. Prepare for birth and strengthen post-partum with pre-/post-natal yoga. Participate in our community blog:

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THE STUDIO AT THE FIELD HOUSE: Daily yoga & Pilates classes for all 12v(cmyk)-shoplocal-female.indd 1 levels. Drop-ins welcome; no membership required. Cost: $15/drop-in, $60/month (6 classes). Unlimited yoga, $70 (incl. club membership). Location: 166 Athletic Drive, Shelburne. Info: 802-985-4406, www.shelburne Vinyasa, Iyengar, Anusara, Yin, Ashtanga & Kripalu classes as well as reformer, mat & senior Pilates.

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HAND ANALYSIS INTENSIVE COURSE: Friday eve., Oct. 16; Sunday eve., Oct. 18. Cost: $725/18 hours of instruction plus materials and tutoring. Location: Savage Pond, Stowe. Info: HandTales, Janet Savage, 802-279-8554, An introductory course on how to read hands and fingerprints. Qualifies toward certification as a hand analyst. Discover how the powerful combination of the ancient art of palmistry and the modern science of fingerprint analysis can guide you to your highest purpose and help you face what’s getting in your way.

practice of meditation and writing. See how both practices work together to deepen and complement each other and create transformations. No experienced needed in either discipline. Led by Michelle Demers and Miles Sherts.


USUI REIKI DAYLONG CLASSES: Cost: $175/8 hours. Location: Rising Sun Healing Center, 35 King St., #7, Burlington. Info: Chris Hanna, 802881-1866, chris@risingsunhealing.

com, Usui Level I, two separate classes. Sat., Oct. 17, and Sat., Nov. 14, $175. Usui Reiki Level II, Sat., Dec. 12, $195. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Learn this powerful hands-on healing art and be able to give Reiki to yourself and others by the end of class. Class supplement: Thursdays, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Dec. 17. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $55 per session. Extra hands-on training for people who have taken at least an Usui Reiki I class.

Dr., So. Burlington. Info: Katherine Kelley, 802-343-5790,, www.lovingriver. com. Exploring 12-step recovery in the context of the knowledge and practices of some of the ancient wisdom traditions of the East. This meeting of mind, body and soul is about recovering consciousness, waking up and improving conscious contact with Higher Power through discussion, meditation, mindfulness and relaxation practices.

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“The Art of Devotion,” early 15th-century Italian panel paintings.


n academic museum that strives to please the general public faces a core contradiction: It must cater to scholars and students while making its shows accessible to locals who lack degrees in art history. Katherine Smith Abbott, guest curator of the Middlebury College Art Museum’s exhibit on early 15th-century Florentine religious painting, generally manages to meet both sets of demands. Students in a seminar keyed to this show will probably find Smith Abbott’s presentation suitably educational. Viewers whose attendance isn’t mandatory may need to strain to concentrate on the subject matter, even though only 16 pieces are on display. Others may be put off by the piety. But they should make the effort to look beyond the paintings’ repetitive religiosity. Why should contemporary, secular Vermonters bother going to a show entitled “The Art of Devotion: Panel Painting in Early Renaissance Italy”? “Maybe gold leaf and the Virgin Mary aren’t your thing,” Smith Abbott responds, “but the show really examines the question, ‘What’s embedded in these works?’ It gently explores historical themes. It approaches the pieces as conduits of information, as vessels of cultural meaning.” Smith Abbott, a cheerful art history professor at the college, tries to make her two audiences feel welcome and leave edified. The text panels she has hung throughout the show provide plenty of specialized information on individual works as well as about the painting and framing techniques of the Italian Renaissance. At the same time, Smith Abbott recognizes that “all sorts of people will come through here,” as she says. She tries to

pique their curiosity about artists who were working 600 years ago. In its original conception, the show was to have focused almost exclusively on its star attraction: “Virgin and Child with Saints John the Baptist and Nicholas of Bari.” Middlebury purchased this panel by Lippo d’Andrea (1377-1427) at a 2005 Sotheby’s auction in London for a price the college declines to reveal. (Sotheby’s lists it as $190,000.) Smith Abbott, who specializes in the art of 15thcentury Florence, lusted after the work because the college museum owned nothing from that city and era. The quality of the painting made it a choice acquisition despite Lippo’s relative obscurity. Generous responses to Smith Abbott’s grant applications enabled the museum to broaden the show’s scope. The paintings surrounding Middlebury’s own were lent by institutions in states ranging from Connecticut to North Carolina to Oklahoma. Most of the other artists included in the show will be as unfamiliar to many museum goers as Lippo d’Andrea. And no one should expect to be wowed by the radical technical innovations of the time. All the pieces were executed in a conservative style — which is precisely the point of the show. Smith Abbott has set out to acquaint contemporary viewers with examples of traditional painting that would have been quite common, though much prized, in early quatrocento Florence. These are static compositions that share certain visual tropes. Middlebury’s Lippo is typical: The stiff figures are reverentially styled as icons; they give no hint of the rebellious spirit of more famous Florentines, such as Fra Angelico (1400-55), who helped revolutionize European painting. Lippo and

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CALL TO ARTISTS DRAWN: AN EXHIBITION OF DRAWINGS: January 2010, juried by Mildred Beltre. Submission deadline: October 30. Applications online at www.215collegegallery. com or at 215 College Gallery in Burlington. CALL TO ARTISTS: The WalkOver Gallery in Bristol is inviting artists to submit renderings of shoes for a five-year anniversary exhibition, titled “The WalkOver Gallery Shoe Show.” Exhibition dates mid-November through December 31. Shoes not only take us places, they tell stories: metaphors, memories, glamour, function, beauty, form, comfort, discomfort, ancient, futuristic, imagined, detailed, crafted, fun, work. Our once and future biped journeys – where have we been, where are we going, where would we like to go? Submission deadline November 13. 435-3188. SEEKING SUBMISSIONS: Frog Hollow, Vermont’s premier craft gallery, is seeking submissions from Vermont artists for a jury on October 21. Application deadline: October 8. Download at

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ANNE MCKENNA: “Beauty: Revisited,” an exhibit of large abstract “colorscape” paintings. Through October 15 at The Joy Gallery in Burlington. Info, 310-469-4493. BRETT SIMISON: Color and black-and-white photographs of the historic Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge, Vt. Through November 12 at National Morgan Horse Museum in Shelburne. Info, 349-0072. CATHERINE HALL: “Glimmer and Glow,” luminous new paintings. Through November 1 at 215 College Gallery in Burlington. Info, 863-3662. ESSEX ART LEAGUE GROUP SHOW: “Anything Goes” is the theme of works in this show by members of the local arts organization. Through October 31 at Phoenix Books in Essex. Info, 862-3014.





“Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints John the Baptist and Nicholas of Bari,” attributed to Lippo d’Andrea.

company catered to the traditional tastes of patrons who related to the images as utilitarian aids to worship, not as works of art to be admired for their aesthetic brilliance. Explanatory text accompanying a “Virgin and Child” by Sano di Pietro (1406-81), one of the show’s better-known artists, notes that he produced quantities of devotional pieces with an eye to making quick sales. The small

‘FULL THROTTLE: VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES, CUSTOM CHOPPERS AND RACING MACHINES’: A showcase of the art and design of America’s favorite two-wheeled ride, from classic choppers to racing bikes; ‘The Bright and Shining Light of Irreverence: Richard Saja and the Historically Inaccurate School’: The New York textiles designer transforms the Kalkin House into a 19th-century painter’s salon with his trademark embroidered toile, embellished pillows and subversive take on decorative arts; ‘Piecing Together the Past: The Quilts of Florence Peto’: An exhibit of quilts from the former collector and quilter (1880-1970) who inspired museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb; ‘In the Eye of the Beholder: Selections of American and European Art from the Theodore H. Church Collection’: Paintings and drawings, primarily from the 19th century, that offer a window into the personal nature of collecting; and ‘Patty Yoder: Rugs of the Black House Farm’: From one of the most acclaimed rug hookers (1943-2005), this exhibit includes rugs from her series “The Alphabet of Sheep.” Through October 25 at Shelburne Museum. Info, 985-3346.


scale of this particular painting suggests that it was intended for prayerful contemplation while its owner was traveling. Another instructional text challenges the truism that paintings shouldn’t be judged by their frames. Renaissance collectors valued elaborately carved wooden frames nearly as much as what the frames contained, Smith Abbott points out. An artist would hence be sure to collaborate with a skilled woodworker. And he’d also take care, before painting, to coat the poplar panel with layers of linen and powdered gypsum to protect the work from infestation by tunneling beetles. In addition to highlighting the business aspects of art making (which haven’t changed much over the past six centuries), the show deconstructs a few works with the aim of breaking their political and cultural codes. For example, cleaning and conservation of the Middlebury Lippo revealed that the neckline of the Virgin’s dress had been raised with a ruffle to emphasize Mary’s modesty. That alteration confirms the observation in another text panel that depictions of the Virgin were meant to be “powerful, if impossible, role models for 15th-century women who were expected to emulate her modesty, humility and restraint.” “The Art of Devotion” offers other interesting insights into the culture and society that produced these paintings. At its heart, though, the show is an exercise in art-historical scholarship that’s likely to appeal more to insiders than to casual viewers — except those who happen to admire adorational art. K EV I N J . K EL L EY “The Art of Devotion,” early 15th-century Italian panel paintings. Middlebury College Museum of Art. Through December 13.

‘GAZA BURNING’: Photographs of the war against Gaza, 12.27.08 - 1.18.09, by Ayman Mohyeldin and James Marc Leas; Peter Schumann: “Auction Notice,” paintings and narrative by the founder of Bread and Puppet Theater; Emily Anderson: “My Demons, My Fairies,” woven, papier-mâché and drawn creations; and Eben Markowski: “Rhino Is a Gorgeous Beast,” relief sculptures. Through October 31 at Flynndog in Burlington. Info, 363-4746. ‘HUMAN = LANDSCAPE’: “Aesthetics of a Carbon Constrained Future,” a multimedia and multilocation exhibition that poses questions to viewers about the Vermont landscape, taking into account economic realities, appearance and sustainability. It is part of the Energy Project, a partnership with the ECHO Center. Through October 24 at Firehouse Gallery in Burlington. Info, 865-7165. ‘IMPRESSIONS OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN AND BEYOND’: This exhibit in conjunction with the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Samuel de Champlain features landscape paintings by Carolyn Walton, custom jewelry by Tineke Russell and a new



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CD by Dutch pianist Annemieke Spoelstra. Through October 31 at Luxton-Jones Gallery in Shelburne. Info, 985-8223. Jess Graham: “Sleeping Late & Other Indulgences,” oil and mixed-media paintings with a patterned, kinetic line quality and autumn palette. Through November 30 at Boloco in Burlington. Info, 595-1328. Joe Lewis: “Welcome to Jena: Prints from the Front,” Iris digital prints by the visiting artist. Through October 9 at Colburn Gallery in Burlington. Info, 656-2014. Jonathan YounG: “Textures of Fall,” stylized landscape paintings. Through October 31 at Red Square in Burlington. Info, 318-2438. Katra Kinder: Recent watercolors by the Vermont artist. Through October 20 at Village Wine & Coffee in Shelburne. Info, 985-1014. KaY webb: The Essex Art League member shows her watercolors. Through October 31 at Essex Town Offices. Info, 862-3014. KimberLee ForneY: Funky acrylic paintings exploring music, cows and nature. Through November 30 at The Green Room in Burlington. Info, 310-9159. ‘Louis ComFort tiFFanY: nature bY desiGn’: More than 50 works, including jewelry, lamps, stained glass and furniture, explore the oeuvre of the famous designer within the context of the art-nouveau style and the aesthetic movement. Through October 25 at Shelburne Museum. Info, 985-3346. ‘minGei oF tottori’: Regional crafts of the Tottori Prefecture of Japan, including handmade paper, fabrics, ceramics and folk toys, celebrate the State of Vermont’s friendship agreement with that region. On view in the Pickering and Fletcher rooms when spaces not in use for meetings. Cosponsored by JapanAmerica Society of Vermont. Through October 30 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Info, 865-7200. BURLINGTON AREA ART SHOWS

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excellent leaf-peeping opps this month. Foliage bedazzles the canvases of Vermont landscape painters Mark Boedges, Bob Aiken and Gary Eckhart in a shared exhibit that opens with a reception this Saturday, Pasture Cabin - Trapps” by Aiken.

stephen huneCK’s doG Fest: A biannual dog party featuring viewing, special events, refreshments, and book signings by the artist/ author. Canines welcome. Sunday, October 11, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Stephen Huneck Gallery and Dog Chapel, St. Johnsbury. Info, 1-800-4492580. the enerGY proJeCt: Keith waGner, Chris north, aLex Carver: “Microhouses,” a lecture with the builders of the small structure in Burlington City Hall Park that accompanies the exhibit “Human = Landscape.” The trio discuss the practical and aesthetic concerns of creating efficient, low-cost, zerocarbon-footprint housing. Tuesday, October 13, 7-8:30 p.m., Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington. Info, 865-7165. sheLburne Farms 22nd annuaL art exhibition & saLe: Dozens of works in various media by some of Vermont’s finest artists join an exhibit of landscape “dreamstone” paintings from China in the Coach Barn. Through October 25 at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne. Talk: A Tour & Tea. Wednesday, October 14, 2:45-4:30 p.m. Info, www.

‘reFLeCtions’: Forty-four images by photographers from around the country whose work shows the ways the titular concept can be expressed. October 8 through November 7 at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury. Reception: Friday, October 9, 5-7 p.m. Info, 989-2359. ‘the harvest show’: Fun and functional art by Maura Clancy, Pam Pezullo, Patty LeBon Herb, Karen Dunphy and Maxine Fidler. October 9 through 10 at The Art House in Middlebury. Reception: Friday, October 9, 5-7 p.m. Info, 458-0464. peter miLLer: Landscape works by the Vermont painter in the newly opened gallery, which also features furniture by woodworking students and professionals, and works by local fine artists. October 9 through January 9 at Wharfin Gallery at Vermont Woodworking School in Fairfax. Reception: Friday, October 9, 5:30-9 p.m. Info, 849-2045. ‘autumn in vermont’: Mark Boedges, Bob Aiken and Gary Eckhart show landscapes depicting the glory of the season in oils, acrylics and watercolors, respectively. October 10 through 31 at Vermont Fine Art Gallery in Stowe. Reception: Saturday, October 10, 5-7 p.m. ‘wood show’: Sculpture, painting and assemblage by seven regional artists using the medium in a variety of contemporary ways. Through November 22 at BigTown Gallery in Rochester. Reception: Saturday, October 10, 5-7 p.m. Info, 767-9670. ‘FundamentaLLY vermont’: Experience the “old Vermont” through the images of Peacham photographer Richard W. Brown and the vernacular pine furniture of Cookeville Woodworking.

‘to LiFe! a CeLebration oF vermont Jewish women’: Oral histories, portraits by Vermont photographer Karen Pike, archival images and artworks by female Jews in the state culminate the Vermont Jewish Women’s History Project directed by Sandy Gartner and Ann Buffum. October 8 through November 8 at The Brick Box Gallery, Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Reception: During a reception, Dr. Penina Glazer of Hampshire College will discuss the Vermont women’s stories in the larger context of Jewish and American history. Sunday, October 11, 2-6 p.m. Info, 446-2877 or 802-353-0002.

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ruth hamiLton: “The Heart of Land,” landscapes from northern England and Vermont, as well as figurative works. Through November 30 at The Gallery at Brandon Music in Brandon. Reception: Sunday, October 11, 3-6 p.m. Info, 465-4071. ‘napoLeon on the niLe: 8v-uvmpsych100709.indd 1 soLdiers, artists and the redisCoverY oF eGYpt’: Thirty large, detailed, engraved illustrations from the 23-volume Description de l’Egypte, a study of ancient and modern Egypt initiated under the reign of General Napoleon Bonaparte, this exhibition explores nearly every aspect of the north African country and underscores the resulting passion in the West for all things Egyptian. Also included are paintings and drawings influenced by the book’s publication, letters and documents from the time of Napoleon’s contact with Egypt, and other artifacts. Through December 18. ‘Cuban artists’ booKs and prints: 1985-2008’: Handmade books, maquettes for unpublished projects, prints and printed objects reflect life in Cuba over the past two decades as experienced by the young artists and writers of Ediciones Vigia, a collaborative press. October 13 through November 25. ‘eGYptomania’: Art and artifacts resulting from the West’s fascination with all things Egyptian. In the Wilbur Room. Through December 18 at Fleming Museum, UVM, in Burlington. Reception for all shows: Wednesday, October 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Info, 656-0750.


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‘napoLeon’s obsession: Quest For eGYpt’: Film in conjunction with a current exhibit. Sunday, October 11, 3-4:30 p.m., Fleming Museum, UVM, Burlington. Info, 656-0570.


JoeLen muLvaneY: “Laundry,” recent paintings. October 8 through 14 at Red Mill Gallery in Johnson. Reception: Saturday, October 10, 4-6 p.m. Info, 635-2727.


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‘starrinG brandon’ auCtion: Paintings, glass works, sculpture, furinture and works in wood contributed by members of the Brandon Artists Guild are auctioned off to benefit the organization for its 10th anniversary. Pieces can be previewed at Saturday, October 10, 7-10 p.m., Brandon Artists’ Guild, Brandon. Info, 247-5343.

anne tait: “Memento Vitae: The Humanity of the Marble Headstone,” prints informed by drawing and painting that examine the vernacular artwork of 19th-century headstones. Through October 28 at Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland. Talk: Wednesday, October 14, 12-1 p.m. Info, 438-2097.

Through November 20 at Northeast Kingdom Artisans’ Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury. Reception: Saturday, October 10, 3-5 p.m. Info, 748-0158.


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‘the art oF devotion’: Panel paintings and sculptures from 15thcentury Renaissance Italy bring together 15 works from 10 different collections to address themes such as artistic training and technique, patronage, function and conservation. Through December 13 at Middlebury College Museum of Art in Middlebury. Talk: Conservator Andrea Rothe talks about his restoration of the Museum’s Lippo d’Andrea altarpiece in Room 221. Thursday, October 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Info, 443-5007.

‘the vietnam war: a reFLeCtion’: Photographs, equipment, artifacts and memory books of Vermonters killed in the Vietnam War, and other memorabilia make up this historic exhibit. Through November 11 at The Pain House in Northfield. Talk: A former Coast Guard admiral in the Vietnam War leads a discussion. Wednesday, October 14, 6-9 p.m. Info, 485-4297.

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he oldest surviving house in Middlebury has been transformed into the newest addition to this suddenly artsy town’s lengthening list of museums and galleries. With PhotoPlace Gallery joining The Art House, Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater, the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont Folklife Center and Henry Sheldon Museum, Addison County’s shire town is becoming one of Vermont’s premier cultural destinations. And the art attacks just keep on coming: Edgewater Gallery will soon open in the Frog Hollow building vacated early this year by the Vermont State Craft Center. It was the loss of the 38-year-old craft center that inspired business and life partners Kristen Hoving and Rick Clark to open PhotoPlace on nearby Park Street in June. “The town seemed kind of bleak when Frog Hollow closed,” Hoving explains. “We wanted to contribute to perking things up.” The couple was further motivated by the fun they had curating a photo show at Jackson Gallery in March. “That made us think, ‘Let’s just do it, despite the bad economy,’” Hoving says. Their financial risk-taking has been rewarded. It helps that Hoving holds a tenured art-history professorship at the college, but the $25 fee PhotoPlace charges artists for five submissions to one of its monthly juried shows more than covers the gallery’s rent. Hoving says close to 125 photographers paid the fee to enter the judging for “Reflections,” the exhibit that opens October 8. “Photographers are really hungry for a place to show their work,” she observes. Submissions arrive electronically from all over the country — mostly from “skilled amateurs,” but from a few established artists as well, Hoving says. The breadth of styles and subjects allows PhotoPlace to “show this community what’s happening around the country,” she adds. And that wide lens distinguishes the Middle-

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bury gallery from many Vermont venues. PhotoPlace is decidedly nonlocal in its focus, although its jurors — who consider submissions without seeing photographers’ names or addresses — do choose the occasional Vermonter for inclusion in a show. Suki Fredericks of Leicester, for example, had a shot of her husband, dairy activist James Maroney, selected for the “Dreams and Fantasies” show that recently closed. “It’s easy to fall into the ‘pretty colored leaves and snowbanks’ genre,” Hoving says. “That’s not what we’re interested in doing here. We’re trying to push beyond that and to widen horizons.” Middlebury residents, tourists and visiting parents of college students K r iS tE N H o V i N g are responding favorably to the gallery’s approach. Hoving says she’s sold a few photos from each of the half-dozen shows she’s staged so far. PhotoPlace takes a percentage of the price set by the artist, she explains. The gallery further supports itself by representing about a dozen photographers, whose

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books or portfolios are displayed for browsing. Those artists — again, mostly based outside Vermont — pay PhotoPlace a yearly fee and keep the full amount of any sale made through the gallery. The 40 or so photos to be displayed as part of “Reflections” will conform with the concept suggested by the show’s title: They’ll be mirrored images captured on wet pavements and car hoods, in bubbles and rain drops. Some may be surreal, a style Hoving personally enjoys both academically — as an art historian, she specializes in the surrealism movement of the 1920s and ’30s — and in her own photography. Almost anything hanging in PhotoPlace benefits from its quirky, handsome surroundings. Clark, a former carpenter, renovated the first floor of the 220-year-old building, accentuating the contrast between its thick wooden beams and white plaster walls. A bowed ceiling, sloping floor and slanted door frames reveal the interior’s age and cause some of the photos to appear off-kilter even though Hoving hung them straight. “It’s kind of crazy,” she says. “It can make you dizzy. “But it’s still a great place for showing photography.” m







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Myk Martinez: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Myk Show,â&#x20AC;? cartoons dedicated to the art of coffee drinking. Through October 7 at Starbucks in Williston. Info, 453-7251. ned Castle: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Indigenous Expressions,â&#x20AC;? black-andwhite photographs of regional native identities, defined from the perspective of the subjects, with archival pigments on fine-art paper. Through December 31 at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Info, 864-1848. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh, the hOrrOrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: A group show of spooky art celebrates the spookiest time of the year. Artists include Beth Robinson, Janet Van Fleet, John Brickels, Kevin Montanaro, Marc Awodey and Lorraine Reynolds. Through October 31 at Soda Plant Artist Cooperative Environment in Burlington. Info, 578-2512. PhOebe stOne: Twenty new oil paintings and pastels by the Vermont artist and author. Through November 14 at Speaking Volumes in Burlington. Info, 540-0107.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;birds in artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: A traveling exhibition of aviancentric artworks by an international group of painters and sculptors from 10 countries. Through October 12 at Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich. Info, 649-2200, ext. 222. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bOunty: a CelebratiOn Of VerMOntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farMing artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: This touring group show sponsored by UVM Extensionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for Sustainable Agriculture includes painters, sculptors, photographers, textile and video artists who also farm. Through October 31 at Seminary Art Center in Waterbury Center. Info, 656-9140.

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elinOr randall: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Journey with Horses,â&#x20AC;? drawings and prints. Through October 30 at Plainfield Community Center. Info, 454-1726.

hali issente: Paintings and mixed-media works on paper by the local artist. Through October 31 at Hartland Public Library. Info, 356-1271. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;hOMelandsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Stitched textiles and tapestry weavings by Welsh fiber artists Alison Mercer and Helen Foroughi. October 12 through November 20 at Feick Fine Arts Center, Green Mountain College in Poultney. Info, 287-8926. lOCal artists grOuP shOW: Central Vermonters both experienced and emerging show

their works in a variety of media. Through October 18 at Chandler Gallery in Randolph. Info, 728-9878. Margaret laMPe kannenstine: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dark to Light,â&#x20AC;? recent paintings by the Vermont artist. Through October 31 at Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier. Info, 828-3292. Muffin ray: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Discarded and Salvaged,â&#x20AC;? large-scale textile-assemblage â&#x20AC;&#x153;paintingsâ&#x20AC;? in mixed media. Through October 29 at the Vermont Supreme Court Lobby in Montpelier. Info, 828-0749. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;PeaCe by PieCeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Peace Camp artists Maggie Neale, S.B. Sowbel and Margaret Blanchard exhibit their works at the Museum Building. Through October 20 at Camp Meade in Middlesex. Info, 279-0774. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;rOCk sOlidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: The ninth annual exhibit includes figurative carvings, abstract forms, stone assemblages and paintings revealing the beautiful qualities of stone, Main Floor Gallery; Lauren Bulakowski: Paintings and drawings, Second Floor Gallery; and Jeanne Bisson: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nature Under Construction,â&#x20AC;? mixed media, Third Floor Gallery. Through November 7 at Studio Place Arts in Barre. Info, 479-7069. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;sCulPtCyCleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: The second annual outdoor exhibit of sculptures made from recycled bicycle parts features more than 20 creations by regional artists and are scattered around downtown. Through October 31 in Montpelier. Info, 223-9604. steVen gOOdMan & Wendy JaMes: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Splash of Color,â&#x20AC;? photos and paintings that use color sparingly but to dramatic effect; Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; black-and-white photomontages are also on view. Through November 15 at The Lazy Pear Gallery in Montpelier. Info, 223-7680. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the figure & beyOndâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: A show of work by Warren-based painter Billy Brauer and his students over the past 40 years. Through October 25 at T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier. Info, 828-8743. tOM hOWard: New photography. Through October 31 at The Green Bean Art Gallery at Capitol Grounds in Montpelier. Info,

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bethany bOnd & bethany farrell: Photography and shadowboxes, respectively. Through October 10 at Studio V in Vergennes. Info, 877-6524. CreatiVe sPaCe grOuP shOW: The new community gallery and gathering venue opens its doors with an exhibition of works that celebrate the Vermont landscape by eight Vermont artists. Through November 14 at Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes. Info, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;disCOVer 1609: naVigating thrOugh histOryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: An exhibit that provides an enriched perspective on Samuel de Champlain, his Native allies and their activities in the region; includes a timeline both before and since the French explorer arrived in the area. Through October 18 at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes. Info, 475-2022. fiVe-year anniVersary artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; retrOsPeCtiVe: In celebration of its first five years, all the artists who have had solo shows share a group exhibit of works in a variety of media. Through October 31 at Walkover Gallery & Listening Room in Bristol. Info, 453-3188. henry gOrski: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stealing the Fire of the Gods,â&#x20AC;? iconic paintings by the renowned artist from the collection of Dr. Albert Levis that depict the latterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theories about conflict resolution. Through October 12 at Chaffee Art Center in Rutland. Info, 775-0356. Judy reilly & rObin kent: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dangerous Women with Tools,â&#x20AC;? fabric works and mixed-media constructions, respectively. Through October 28 at Brandon Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Guild. Info, 247-4956. kathleen kOlb: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ice, Water, Mountains: A Changing Landscape,â&#x20AC;? oil and watercolor paintings by the Vermont artist. Through November 17 at Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Info, 382-9222. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;lake ChaMPlain thrOugh the lensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Enjoy spectacular sunsets and other views of, and from, the lake in this annual juried show featuring

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images from professional and amateur photographers. Through October 18 at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes. Info, 475-2022. Liza Myers: Abstracted ceramic wall sculptures from the artist’s “Diva/Goddess” series, and new acrylic paintings she describes as “visionary real-

ism.” Through October 9 at Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College. Info, 468-5611.

January 12 at Terasem Movement Foundation Office & Galleria in Bristol. Info, 453-7005.

NeiL rappaport: “After Attica,” photographic portraits of inmates, 1971-74, taken at a maximumsecurity prison in Comstock, N.Y., in reaction to the bloody uprising at Attica. Through December 4 at Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. Info, 388-4964.

‘scuLptfest09’: This annual exhibition features site-specific sculptures by eight selected artists both regional and national. This year’s curator, artist Fran Bull, chose the theme of “Figure/Ground: the object in situ.” Through October 25 at Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland. Info, 438-2097.

patricia LeBoN HerB: Paintings by the local artist. Through October 8 at The Art House in Middlebury. Info, 458-0464. ‘pieciNg it togetHer’: Paintings and crafts by Jess Graham, and textiles and quilts by Sarah O. Green. Through November 13 at Art on Main in Bristol. Info, 453-4032. ‘priNts aNd prejudice: Woodcuts aNd artifacts of tHe aMericaN civiL War’: Art and material culture featuring 70 original woodcuts from Harper’s Weekly and Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper reveal the excitement and the sacrifices of the war. Through December 13 at Middlebury College Museum of Art. Info, 443-5007. royce deNdLer: “Ozone Replenishment,” new work in a variety of media, including collage, fabricated metal, melted plastic and digital imagery. Through

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Idoline Duke, formerly of the Helen Day Art Center, has curated an exhibit of paintings the Vermont Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Duke believes these artists represent the best of Vermont figurative painting by women and deserve wider recognition. Viewers can have a look at Stowe’s West Branch Gallery through November; the exhibit will then travel to the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery in Burlington, the Christine Price Gallery at Castleton State College, and St. Michael’s College. Pictured: a




‘crazy acres: Fourteen contemporary artists pay homage to the late New York/Vermont abstract expressionist painter James Gahagan. October 12 through November 21 at Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College in Johnson. Info, 635-1469. east joHNsoN pLeiN air cLuB: “New Work from the Field,” paintings done outside over the spring and summer by Marcie Vallette, Deb Coccoli, Bradley Fox, Dohm Zachai and others. Through November 2 at Winding Brook Bistro in Johnson. Info, 635-9950. ‘exposed! 2009’: This annual exhibit includes sculptures sited outdoors and in the gallery, featuring works in multiple media by regional artists. Through October 10 at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Info, 253-8358. ‘fiNe LiNes’: The exhibition features eight Vermont artists whose expertise lies in the drawn line: Harald Aksdal, Monica Baustert-Sweetzer, Viiu Niiler, Bill Lewis, Joshua Derner, Dianne Shullenberger, Peter Miller and Mark Heitzman. Through October 25 at Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville. Info, 644-5100. jacoB WaLker art cooperative: Having lost their gallery, the 17 members take their artwork in oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel to this accommodating exhibition space. Through October 16 at River Arts Center in Morrisville. Info, 244-6648. jaNet fredericks & cHarLie HuNter: “Souvenirs,” small colorful paintings based on world travels by the Lincoln-based artist and cofounder of Magicians Without Borders; and “Arrivals & Departures,” plein-air, sienna-toned paintings of old Vermont rail depots, respectively. Through November 1 at West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park in Stowe. Info, 253-8943. LiaN BreHM & pHiLLip roBertsoN: “Journey and Transition,” mixed-media sculpture and prints, respectively; also, Victoria Zolnosky: “Feminine

LyNNe Berard, MeLviN Harris & stefaN voLatiLe-Wood: Three new artists to the gallery show their paintings in floral watercolor, computer-generated landscapes, and hyperrealist acrylics, respectively. Also Claire Dunn returns to the gallery with black-and-white photographs of local buildings, as well as new abstract paintings in watercolor and acrylic. Through October 24 at Staart Gallery in St. Albans. Info, 524-5700. MariLyN jaMes: “Like Trees,” paintings in watersoluble oils. Through October 11 at Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho. Info, 899-3211. st. aLBaNs artists’ guiLd sHoW: Photography and paintings reflecting the beauty of the wildlife, waters, landscape and artistic interpretations thereof. Through October 10 at Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge in Swanton. Info, 524-7154. susaN LarkiN: “Paintings of the Champlain Islands,” recent works in oil and pastel by the Isle La Motte landscape painter. Through October 10 at Merchants Bank in South Hero. Info, 928-3081. ‘tHe reLeNtLess eye’: Open-call submissions of “instantaneous expression” cellphone photography from all over the globe, juried by internationally recognized photographer Eirik Johnson, as well as works by invited artists Christopher Greene, Gabrielle Russomagno, Shawn Rocco, Sean Capone, Joshua Davis and Wafaa Bilal make up this groundbreaking show curated by HDAC exhibitions director Odin Cathcart. Through November 28 at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Info, 253-8358. ‘WoMeN to WatcH 2010: coNteMporary figurative paiNtiNg’: In this touring exhibit sponsored by the Vermont Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, curator Idoline Duke presents paintings by Vermont artists Susan Abbott, Carrie Gelfan, Kate Longmaid, Aline Ordman and Adelaide Tyrol. Through November 8 at West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park in Stowe. Info, 253-8943.


‘ModerN aNd coNteMporary art at dartMoutH’: Highlights from the college’s collection over the past 50 years, including post-1945 painting and sculpture. Through March 15 at Hood Museum, Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Info, 603-646-2426. WiLd river’: Ten local artists contributed works to this exhibit celebrating the Wild River and riparian wildlife. Proceeds from sales benefit the Boquet River Association. Through October 10 at Premises Storefront Gallery in Essex, N.Y. Info, 518-963-7150. m

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Liz kauffMaN: New abstract paintings by the resident staff artist at the Vermont Studio Center that explore harmony and tension in color and form. Through November 28 at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Info, 253-8358.

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‘tHe goLdeN cage’: This Vermont touring exhibit is a revealing portrait of dairy farmers and their Mexican employees, featuring photographs by Caleb Kenna and audio/text by Chris Urban. Through October 25 at Gallery in-the-Field in Brandon. Info, 247-0125.

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magine you’re a frumpy French house cleaner who stays up all night conjuring hallucinatory paintings of fruits and flowers because your guardian angel instructed you to do so. And that, seemingly by divine intervention, your work is discovered by a prominent art critic who promises to make you rich and famous. Then imagine how betrayed you’d feel if both your patron and your heavenly advisor appeared to have misled you. No Paris exhibition. No adoring crowds. No fancy automobile. It might be enough to drive you mad. For Séraphine Louis (1864-1942), it was. Of course, she was pretty out there in the first place. As played by Yolande Moreau, Séraphine is one of the more colorful personalities in the pastoral village of Senlis. She talks to trees, bathes nude in the river, uses chicken blood to mix her own red pigment and sings songs to the Virgin Mary as she paints. Most of the time, though, she labors. Director Martin Provost and his co-writer, Marc Abdelnour, do a very clever thing: They show their subject scrubbing floors, washing linens and doing laundry for her stern employer for at least a half hour before showing us one of her creations. Knowing Séraphine only as this bulky, semi-mute beast of burden, we are as astonished by the revelation of her gift as is the tenant whose floors she’s been scrubbing. Wilhelm Uhde (Ulrich Tukur) was a famous and influential German critic and gallery owner. He’d come to Senlis to write a series of articles on Picasso, whom he was among the first to champion, along with Braque. Uhde, who discovered Henri Rousseau, recognizes instantly that Séraphine is a “modern primitive” genius and assures her they will do great things together if she continues to develop her talent. To Séraphine, the chance encounter is more than just a promising career opportunity; it’s a validation of her faith. Uhde goes on the lam when German forces invade the town, while Séraphine is so consumed by her work she seems scarcely to notice the First World War. The film offers a fascinating study of the subtle changes in her psychology in the wake of her discovery. Anticipating one-woman shows in world capitals, celebrity and riches, Séraphine amasses a body of wildly original work and begins to comport herself with an incongruous grandeur. When the war ends and a decade passes with no sign of Uhde, she’s unfazed. Time doesn’t seem to exist for her. Fate plays yet another cruel trick on the artist, and it’s the one that pushes her over the edge. When Uhde finally returns, he is suitably impressed by the progress she’s made. Her long-promised exhibition is once

again postponed indefinitely, however, by the crash on Wall Street. It will be some time, Séraphine is informed, before people resume spending big money on paintings. After a lifetime of back-breaking work and a close encounter with success, the disappointment is more than she can bear, and she gradually loses her grip on reality. Séraphine is a beautifully shot, superbly acted, brilliantly directed tale of great art and bad timing. The win-

BRUSH WITH GREATNESS Yolande Moreau stars in the true story of a French housekeeper who rises to prominence in the art world after her work is discovered by an influential critic.

ner of seven César Awards — France’s version of the Oscar — it ranks among the most insightful movies ever made about the connection between the creative process and madness. Moreau’s performance offers a master class in acting without ever resorting to showiness. Tukur also creates a compelling character, but the actress’ most impressive costars are the extraordinary compositions of Séraphine Louis. The filmmakers appear to have gained access to the originals, and the glimpses the movie offers of these paintings are worth the price of admission. They are as otherworldly and mysterious as the mind that imagined them. RICK KISONAK

Bright Star ★★★★


nce a young man dying in a foreign country wrote to a friend about the fiancée he had left at home: “My dear Brown, I should have had her when I was in health, and I should have remained well. I cannot bear to die — I cannot bear to leave her. Oh God! God! God! Every thing I have ... that reminds me of her goes through me like a spear.” The year was 1820, and the young man was John Keats, who, in the decades following his death at 25, became one of the most famous poets in the English language. But the Victorians who embraced Keats’ lush lyrics were disgusted by the frankness of his letters to and about Fanny Brawne, the woman with whom he never managed to consummate his relationship. His raw lust (“I should have had her”) was ungentlemanly. Now it’s these letters, and the self-aware, struggling mind they express, that bring Keats close to us. This Keats — the scrawny, often pretentious, undeniably brilliant poetry nerd — is the one director Jane Campion attempts to capture in her new biopic, Bright Star. But, less expectedly, Campion makes her main character not Keats but the object of his affections. As played by Abbie Cornish, Fanny Brawne is a self-possessed young woman who loves fashion (a trait Keats complained of ) and makes money selling clothes of her own design. Maybe a century later, she could have been Coco Chanel. But, this being Jane Austen times, Fanny’s only feasible career path is marriage to a man who can help support her widowed mother and younger siblings. Her high-strung next-door neighbor (Ben Whishaw) is not that man. Keats is penniless, he’s left pharmacy school to devote himself full time to poetry, and his brother is dy-


ODE NOT TAKEN Cornish and Whishaw get close — but never too close — in Campion’s biopic about deferred desire.

ing of TB — never a good sign. His worldly friend and roommate Charles Armitage Brown (Paul Schneider), who knows all this, flirts with Fanny and taunts her, trying to convince her (and Keats) that she’s too superficial to stick with the relationship. But Fanny is enthralled — partly by Keats’ words, partly by his glowing eyes, and partly by the budding spring groves around them, which Campion’s camera turns into a languorous dreamscape. Story-wise, that’s pretty much all there is to Bright Star until its foreordained conclusion. Working from Andrew Motion’s biography of Keats, Campion doesn’t take daring liberties with the facts. She sticks to filling in the backdrop of everyday life behind the words, giving rich texture to domestic scenes where the poet cuddles the Brawnes’ cat or teases Fanny’s kid sister (Edie Martin). Cornish and Whishaw, both fine actors, have plenty of chemistry fully clothed. But the sexiest scene is one where, with Keats far

away, Fanny reads and rereads his letters as she wanders aimlessly outdoors, giving free rein to her imagination. Bright Star is a stunning film for people who already know this story (and the poems), but Campion could have done more to seduce other viewers. She leaves out useful pieces of context: Where was the rest of Keats’ family? Did Fanny have other, more suitable suitors? Our only distraction from the lovers is Schneider, who gives a stand-out performance as the jealous Brown. (Jealous both ways — he’s attracted to Fanny and possessive of his talented friend.) There’s a subversive undercurrent to the movie’s portrayal of the two men: Keats put his erotic fantasies on paper and transmitted them to posterity, while the less scrupulous Brown actually fulfilled his. Deferred gratification may facilitate great poetry — but it also puts you, as Campion shows, in a world of hurt. MARGOT HARRISON

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JULIE & JULIAHHH Meryl Streep and Amy Adams are paired in writer-director Nora Ephron’s fact-based comedy about foodie doyenne Julia Child and the New York office temp who decides to prepare all her classic recipes and blog the results. With Chris Messina and Stanley Tucci. (123 min, PG-13. Big Picture, Bijou, Essex, Marquis, Palace, Roxy) LOVE HAPPENSHH Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart are paired in cowriter-director Brandon Camp’s romantic comedy about a hunky self-help author and a Seattle florist who make a love connection when he comes to town for a speaking engagement. Will an engagement of another sort ensue? What are the odds? With Martin Sheen and Judy Greer. (109 min, PG-13. Capitol, Majestic) MY ONE AND ONLYHHH In this 1950s period drama, Renée Zellweger plays a flighty Southerner who leaves her cheating husband and drags her whip it two teenage sons across the country in search of a guy worthy of her. With Chris Noth and Kevin Bacon. Richard Loncraine directs. (90 min, PG-13. Roxy; ends 10/8)

O’HORTENHHHH Forced to retire from his long-time job as a railroad engineer, an elderly Norwegian starts to discover other sides of life in this magical-realist tale from director Bent (Factotum) Hamer. With Bard Owe and Per Jansen. (90 min, PG-13. Roxy; ends 10/8) PANDORUMH1/2 Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster star in this sci-fi thriller in which two astronauts awaken in a spaceship with no recollection of how they got there. Antje Trave costars. Christian Alvart directs. (108 min, R. Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount; ends 10/8)

THE INVENTION OF LYINGHHH Ricky Gervais, creator of “The Office” and “Extras,” cowrote, codirected and stars in this comedy about a world where no one knows how to lie ... until one man discovers falsehood and gives himself a serious advantage. With Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe, Jonah Hill, Louis

PONYOHHHH1/2 From world-renowned master of animation Hayao (Spirited Away) Miyazaki comes this “Little Mermaid”-inspired story of a goldfish and her dream of one day becoming human. Featuring a voice cast including Matt Damon, Tina Fey and Lily Tomlin. (101 min, G. Palace)

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SURROGATESHH1/2 Bruce Willis stars in this sci-fi fantasy about an FBI agent investigating a murder involving lifelike robots. Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike and Boris Kodjoe costar. Jonathan (Hancock) Mostow directs. (104 min, PG-13. Big Picture, Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Welden) TOY STORY 1 & 2 3-DHHHHH Here’s your chance to see both pioneering Pixar computer animations about toys run amok (originally released in 1995 and 1999) with the addition of the latest whiz-bang in-your-face technology: digital 3-D. With the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles and other people your 5-year-old has never heard of. John Lasseter directed. (188 min, G. Essex, Majestic) WHIP ITHHH1/2 Drew Barrymore makes her directorial debut with the story of a small-town good girl (Ellen Page) who puts on skates and gets addicted to the rowdy world of roller derby. With Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Juliette Lewis and Barrymore. (110 min, PG-13. Essex, Majestic, Palace) ZOMBIELANDHHH1/2 What is it about fighting zombies in an apocalyptic wasteland that speaks to our 21st-century condition? Woody Harrelson plays a seasoned destroyer of the walking dead who takes young Jesse Eisenberg under his wing in this horror comedy from director Ruben Fleischer. With Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin. (87 min, R. Bijou, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount, Stowe, Welden)

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ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVILHHHH Former Anvil roadie Sacha Gervasi directs this documentary portrait of the Canadian metal band that helped pave the way for groups such as Anthrax, Metallica and others in the early 1980s — only to fall into obscurity. He focuses on the continuing efforts of the band’s two fiftysomething founders to attain

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the glory that has thus far eluded them. (90 min, NR) MY LIFE IN RUINSH1/2 Donald (Mystic Pizza) Petrie directs this romantic comedy about a Greek travel guide who rediscovers the magic of her native land and finds love while leading a rag-tag group of tourists. Starring Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss and Maria Adanez. (98 min, PG-13) NOT FORGOTTENHH1/2 Simon Baker plays a family man in a Texas border town who has to confront secrets from his past after his daughter goes missing in this thriller from director Dror Soref. With Paz Vega and Claire Forlani. (100 min, R) YEAR ONE 1/2H The great Harold Ramis brings us the comic saga of two prehistoric pals who find themselves banished from their village and forced to hunt and gather on their own. Starring Jack Black and Michael Cera. (90 min, PG-13)


H = refund, please HH = could’ve been worse, but not a lot HHH = has its moments; so-so HHHH = smarter than the average bear HHHHH = as good as it gets Ratings assigned to movies not reviewed by Rick Kisonak or Margot Harrison are courtesy of, which averages scores given by the country’s most widely read movie reviewers.


INGLOURIOUS BASTERDSHH1/2 Brad Pitt stars as the leader of a band of Jewish soldiers who take revenge against the Nazis one scalp at a time in the latest from Quentin Tarantino. Also featuring Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, and Christoph Waltz. (152 min, R. Roxy)



NUMEN: THE NATURE OF PLANTS: Local filmmakers Terrence Youk and Ann Armbrecht interviewed botanists and herbalists, including Rosemary Gladstar of Barre’s Sage Mountain Retreat, for this documentary about the healing properties of plants. (85 min, NR. Savoy)

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THE INFORMANT!H1/2 “Unbelievable,” scream the posters for Steven Soderbergh’s comedy concerning a delusional whistleblower who fantasizes he’s a secret agent as he gathers evidence for his case against agri-industry behemoth Archer Daniels Midland. What’s really unbelievable is that it’s based on a true story. Matt Damon, Scott Bakula and Joel McHale star. (108 min, R. Big Picture, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Paramount, Roxy, Stowe)

ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURSHH1/2 Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Queen Latifah head the voice cast in this second sequel to the 2002 computeranimated hit. In this installment, Manny and Ellie make plans for the birth of their first baby. Simon Pegg costars. Carlos Saldanha once again directs. (112 min, PG. Bijou)

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Using the enclosed math operations as a guide, fill the grid using the numbers 1 - 6 only once in each row and column.




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Fill the grid using the numbers 1-6, only once in each row and column. The numbers in each heavily outlined “cage” must combine to produce the target number in the top corner, using the matematical operation indicated. A one-box cage should be filled in with the target number in the top corner. A number can be repeated within a cage as long as it is not the same row or column.

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NEWS QUIRKs by roland sweet Curses, Foiled Again

Police in Hinton, W.Va., accused attorney Matthew Don Reed, 32, of trying to steal Social Security numbers and other personal information by impersonating West Virginia’s governor. State Police Sgt. T.L. Bragg told the Register-Herald that Reed used the Internet to persuade government-job applicants to send copies of their birth certificates and other information. An unwitting accomplice alerted authorities after becoming suspicious when Reed asked him to mail an applicant a letter purportedly from Gov. Joe Manchin. It lacked the governor’s seal and was riddled with misspellings and grammatical errors. Daniel Niederhelman, 21, was charged with impersonating a police officer after he used a flashing red dashboard light to maneuver through traffic in Shreveport, La. One of the drivers he pulled over was Mayor Cedric Glover, who became suspicious, followed the car and called police.

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Scientists credit global warming for opening up the fabled Northeast Passage between Asia and the West. Ships previously avoided the Arctic route because of its heavy ice floes. Now, the Kansas City Star reported, a voyage from South Korea to the Netherlands can save more than 3000 miles and 10 days. Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo., called the clearing of the Northeast Passage “an expression of climate change.”

Lost in Translation

After 75 minutes of translating Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s rambling speech at the United Nations, his simultaneous interpreter shouted into the microphone, in Arabic, “I just can’t take it anymore!” The New York Post reported that the U.N.’s Arabic section chief, Rasha Ajalyaqeen, took over for the final 20 minutes. Speeches by heads of state during the annual, weeklong General Assembly are meant to last a quarter-hour maximum. “His interpreter just collapsed,” a colleague told the Post. “This is the first time I have seen this in 25 years.”

Rules Are Rules

A Bank of America branch in Tampa, Fla., refused to cash a check for a customer who couldn’t provide the required thumbprint identification because he has no hands. Steve Valdez told CNN he showed two photo IDs so he could cash a check drawn on his wife’s account, but a bank supervisor

said that without a thumbprint he would need to bring his wife with him or open an account.

Old School

Frustrated by slow Internet transmission, a South African information technology company demonstrated it could transmit data faster by carrier pigeon than by using the country’s leading Internet service provider, Telkom. Local news agency SAPA reported that Unlimited IT needed two hours, six minutes and 57 seconds for the pigeon with the data card strapped to its leg to fly 50 miles from its offices and the data to be downloaded. During that time, only 4 percent of the data was transferred using a Telkom line.

Second-Amendment Follies

Police in Fayette County, Pa., confiscated an 80-pound homemade cannon after William Edward Maser, 54, fired it in his yard, sending a 2-pound lead ball through the side of a neighbor’s house. State Trooper Brian Burden told the Pittsburgh PostGazette the cannonball broke a window and traveled through a wall before landing in a clothes closet.

Clear-Cut Path

Bhutan warned its citizens they’re threatening the Buddhist kingdom’s lush scenery and their own national happiness by cutting down 60,000 young trees each year to make prayer flags, which Himalayan

Buddhists display for good luck and to help the dead find the right path to their next life. Buddhist monks say fresh poles must be used each time. “If you re-use an old flagpole, you aren’t putting in effort, which means the merit earned is compromised,” monk Lopon Gyem Tshering told Reuters. Bhutan’s constitution emphasizes the importance of Gross National Happiness over Gross Domestic Product and stipulates the country must have at least 60 percent forest cover.

Handy Pants

The British store Debenhams began selling underpants for left-handed men, allowing them to go to the bathroom as quickly and efficiently as righthanded men. The garments,

made by Hom, have a horizontal opening instead of a vertical slit accessed from the righthand side, breaking a 75-year tradition. Almost 10 percent of British men are believed to be left handed, but Y-fronted underpants have traditionally had a right-handed opening. “As a result,” Debenhams said, “left-handed men have to reach much further into their pants, performing a Z-shaped maneuver through two 180degree angles before achieving the result that right-handed men perform with ease.” Previously, the store added, boxer shorts, with an adaptable, ambidextrous opening in the middle, have been the underpants of choice for left-handed men. “Switching the opening from vertical to


he sun shines brighter on my new home. The old place had resemblances to a cave and was surrounded by tall trees. My new space is surrounded by a wide sky and drinks in the solar radiance from dawn to dusk. As you might expect, my 15 plants need to drink a lot more than they used to. The watering ritual at the old house used to come once a week, but now it’s every other day. According to my reading of the astrological omens, a comparable shift is occurring in your rhythm, Libra. Metaphorically speaking, more heat and light are coming your way. ARIES (March 21-April 19): The poet Stephen Mallarmé wrote the following in a letter to a friend: “I don’t know which of my internal climates I should explore in order to find you and meet you.” I love that passage. It alludes to one of the central facts about the nature of reality: The quality of your consciousness is crucial in determining whether you’ll be able to attract the resources that are essential to your dreams coming true. In order to get what you want, you have to work on yourself at least as hard as you work on the world around you. This is always true, of course, but it’s especially true for you now, Aries. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Is there any-

thing in your life that you don’t really want but nevertheless find it hard to part with? A situation or experience that gives you a perverse sense of comfort because of its familiarity, even though it has a steep emotional cost and doesn’t serve your higher dreams? If so, the coming week will be an excellent time to change your relationship with it. You will make dramatic progress if you brainstorm about how you could break up the stagnant energy that keeps you entranced and entrapped.


(May 21-June 20): One of my New Age friends says she has it on good authority that the Seven Lords of Time will reconvene in their Himalayan sanctuary on [october 8-14]

December 21, 2012, and reinvent the nature of time, as they last did back in 3114 BC. I have no idea if that’s true or not, but if it is, I say “Hallelujah!” We would all benefit from some big-time reinvention of time. But that happy event, even if it actually does come to pass, is still more than three years away. What to do in the meantime? Luckily, you Geminis now have major personal power to do some time reinvention of your own. To get the meditations rolling, ask yourself what three things you could do to stop fighting time and start loving it better.


(June 21-July 22): Soup is your metaphor for the week, Cancerian. Symbolically speaking, it’s the key to your personal power and a model for the approach you should take in everything you do. On the most basic level, you might want to eat some soup every day. That will make potent suggestions to your subconscious mind about how to mix lots of ingredients together so that their value and beauty as a totality are more than the sum of their parts. Not just in the kitchen, but in every area of your life, blend many little miscellaneous things into one big interesting thing.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Change your password. Take a different way home. Ask a question you’ve never asked. Dream up a new nickname for yourself. Choose a new lucky number. Change the way you tell the

Fixation of the Week

Jerry Lowery, 38, told police he robbed three Milwaukee-area optical shops because he “really likes to be around glasses.” The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that in all three robberies, he took no cash, instead making off with high-end eyeglass frames. According to the criminal complaint, after Lowery surrendered, he “became very emotional” when talking to a detective about the robberies and said eyewear has been a problem for him for 15 years. m


free will astrology by rob brezsny LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

horizontal may sound like a small step, but it’s the major breakthrough that many have been waiting for,” said Debenhams’ Rob Faucherand.

story about an important event in your past. Make it a little more difficult for people to have you pegged. Eat a type of food you’ve never tried. Do the research necessary to discover why one of your opinions may be wrong. Add a new step to your grooming ritual. Feel appreciation for a person whose charms you’ve become numb to. Surprise yourself at least once a day.


(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): One of the best modern Turkish poets was Seyfettin Bascillar, who worked as a meat inspector in New Jersey for many years before his death in 2002. Nobel Prize-winning poet Czesław Miłosz lived in Berkeley, California for over four decades while writing his books in Polish, his native tongue. Iceland’s great poet of the 20th century, Stephan G. Stephansson, lived in Canada most of his life but always wrote in Icelandic. These people remind me of what you’re going through: striving to do what comes naturally and authentically in a situation very different from the place where you originally learned to be natural and authentic. The interesting fact of the matter is that this feeling of displacement could very well be the key to your success.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Amazingly enough, the good deeds you do in the next 21 days could alone qualify you for a permanent exemption from hell. It seems God has cooked up some imminent tests that will give you a chance to garner some ridiculously sublime karma. What’s that you say? You don’t believe in either God or hell? Well then, interpret the opportunity this way: The good deeds you perform in the coming three weeks could practically ensure that the sins you’ve committed thus far in your life will not stain the world or be passed on as IOUs to the next generation. SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In 1968, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn finished his book The Gulag Archipelago, a scorching indictment of the oppression that he and his countrymen suffered under the totalitarian regime of the Soviet Union. Banned for years, it was never formally published in his home country until 1989. Even after that, the new Russian government tried to control the teaching of history by suppressing texts like Solzhenitsyn’s. This year, all that changed. The Gulag Archipelago became required reading in Russian high schools. At last, the truth is officially available. (Maybe

one day the equivalent will happen in the U.S., with alternate histories by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky finding their way into the curriculum.) I celebrate this breakthrough as a symbol of the events that are about to unfold in your personal life: the long-lost truth finally revealed.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): John, a colleague of mine, is a skillful psychotherapist. His father is in a similar occupation, psychoanalysis. If you ask John whether his dad gave him a good understanding of the human psyche while he was growing up, John quotes the old maxim: “The shoemaker’s son has no shoes.” Is there any comparable theme in your own life, Capricorn? Some talent or knowledge or knack that should have been but was not a part of your inheritance; a natural gift you were somehow cheated out of in your early environment? If so, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to start recovering from your loss and getting the good stuff you have coming to you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Let’s imagine that an independent filmmaker has been following you around, gathering footage for a movie based on the story of your life. This week he or she would face a dilemma. That’s because unexpected new subplots may arise, veering off in directions that seem to be far afield from the core themes. The acting of the central players won’t be bad or unskillful, but it might be out of character with what they’ve done before. And there could be anomalous intrusions that impinge on the main scenes, like a bug landing on your nose during an intense conversation. Yet I can’t help wondering if this chapter of the tale won’t be extra intriguing for just these reasons. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “Tenderness and rot / share a border,” writes the U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan in one of her poems. “And rot is an / aggressive neighbor / whose iridescence / keeps creeping over.” Your job in the coming week, Pisces, is to reinforce that border — with a triple-thick wall, if necessary — so that the rot cannot possibly ooze over and infect tenderness. It is especially important right now that the sweet, deep intimacy you dole out and stimulate will not get corrupted by falseness or sentimentality. I urge you to stir up the smartest affection you have ever created. m

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an interest in art I have set up a lifestyle to learn & be fit. I am an artist & avid art collector. I enjoy nature & meaningful moments. Divorced 8 years ago & now my children are gone. Looking for a woman to enjoy life with. I live in Hanover, N.H. area. artistjb, 58, #112555 Honest, Independent & fun I’m a hardworking guy who has lived a little & learned a lot along the way. I’m at a point in life where sharing what I have learned & life in general w/ someone special would be fantastic. I’m looking for someone who is emotionally independent, smart, well traveled & has a great sense of humor. realvtguy, 35, l, #112050

Quietly Searching I am an outdoor person overall and see cities as a place to find the culture, arts & interaction I miss in more rural areas. I am generally open minded, but it might take a push from time to time. As far as what I am looking for, if I knew for sure, I might have found it by now. Earthbound, 24, l, #115407 Happy, easygoing, like having fun I am new to the area. I am currently finishing up school. I am an easygoing guy & I love having fun. I like the outdoors, staying active & exploring what the world has to offer. I am looking for someone to share my time w/ who is fun & easy to be around. John7, 24, l, #115395 just a fun guy I’m an average guy looking for a lady who just enjoys life like I do. Life is

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PROFILE of the week: Apple of your eye? Would you like to go for a bicycle ride to an orchard, and then have a culinary adventure which ends in apple-pie perfection? I’ve got a bike & a pie pan. painterlady, 23, l, #115217 FROM HER ONLINE PROFILE: Or maybe someone who enjoys dancing and live music? Or going for walks? Or an impromptu adventure? I think we’ll get along—let’s find out!

short, so I like to make the most of it. Would like a lady who fits into my lifestyle & I could fit into hers. I don’t want to change anyone. Maybe we might be opposites, but we can have fun together. harleyguy, 54, #115393 Walks on Beaches (seriously!) I’m back in town after years away at school. I love my friends & family, but they’re not into seeing concerts or cooking for fun. I salsa dance, write love poems, am early to bed & early to rise. If you’re a morning person who likes to travel, smile, and wouldn’t mind me going on & on about California, then try me. PalmTreePete, 23, l, #115392 Live life now I am honest, caring, faithful & communicate very well. I seek a best friend to enjoy life & spend time with. I like dining out, dining in, movies, road trips, snowshoeing, X-country skiing, bowling, hiking. I can cook a little, like to cuddle on couch w/ a glass of wine, weekend get-aways, long walks, beaches, moonlight walks, good conversation. If this sounds good, I am yours. tru4u62, 47, l, #115390 Epicurean I am a lucky person w/ a multifaceted life, grounded in Vermont. What could be better? honestpuck, 59, #115352

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Sexy Adventurous Romantic Tall, dark & handsome. 6’1, 165, toned swimmer’s body. Mexican American. LOVES: travel, gardening, swimming, cooking, movies, literature, adventures, random acts of kindness, hiking, roller blading, more. Nice, active, good guy w/ a large world view, eclectic tastes & big heart. My E.Q. is bigger

this winter or to do a yoga training. Hope to find an attractive, smart person within 10 years of my age. I have average build, brown eyes, grey/dark brown hair. tomasjay, 30, #114927 Charming, educated, sexy Hopeless romantic searching for the one who will sweep me off my feet. 38, single and looking to experience all that life has to offer with that special someone. Enjoy spending time w/ friends, travel, dance, cook & being outdoors. maverickvt, 38, l, #114741 Looking for Romance I am a happy, healthy man in search of the love of my life. Living in the NEK is not the place to meet the multitudes of attractive, height & weight proportionate gay men, so I am willing to travel, and explore new avenues of dating & relationship building. I love to garden, ski, eat, entertain & laugh! Interested? Let me know. Mark12155, 53, u, l, #113828 Bi guy looking for Like minded Hey, looking to meet other Bi guys for some fun & excitement. jeffbh2009, 46, #113611 Hey All Hi, guys. Looking for NSA winter buddies to play with; friends cool, too. I’m 38, 5’10, 170, dark hair & eyes, not bad looking with nice package. Looking for guys 18-48 who are height/weight prop. 6”+. Discretion assured - hope to hear from ya! Buster, 38, u, #111080

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Sex Goddess Dark-haired, dark-eyed, curvy goddess seeks lovers: tall, large, sane, handsome, fun men, 30-45 preferred. In LTR, but he is willing to share. Like to please, love to be worshipped. sexgoddess, 38, l, #114852

Time for a change 30 y.o. bisexual woman who seeks to meet someone to have a friendship w/ and then more. I am 5’7, attractive, size 16, professional & clean. I’m girly but masculine at the same time. I’m extremely honest & have a strong personality, but easy to get along with. I hope you are drama free, clean, stable, professional. LorcanRose, 29, #115385

dying for a great girl So new to being BI, but honest & excited. Would love & appreciate intelligent, open, self-aware, confident girl. I’m shy initially, but likely a few great local beers would help. finallyfindingout, 27, l, #114679

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Secret Horndog No commitments, no long, drawn-out, getting-to-know-each-other dates, just immediate hot sex w/ one or more ladies is what I’m looking for. If it’s memorable, we can make it a regular thing. Also, if you’re game we can take pictures to remember the evening. vertigolover, 26, l, #115426 I worship Inanna I am looking for a fun girl to play with. I am married, but we have an open agreement to have fun. Inanna is the old pagan goddess of sex, and the pagans used sex to achieve a state where they could communicate w/

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Long-distance stamina Lots of sexual energy w/ no release. Like to please & give sensual massages. discreet42, 49, #115327 Enthusiastic & Satisfying Discreet encounters once a week w/ no strings. vinman222, 54, u, l, #115342 Young Lust I’m a 20 y.o. guy looking for fun w/ one or more ladies; age is not a factor. I’m smart, sociable & good looking. Down for dinner & a movie, or staying in & having fun. Interested in group play; if you bring the girls, I have friends. Open to any suggestions, so let me know. YoungGun, 20, #115328 Made to Please All Let’s see what happens; I can do it all. Just ask me & I will show plenty. Abro456, 28, l, #115326 Discreet encounters wanted... I’m a middle-aged man who’s looking for discreet daytime encounters to spice up my love life. Discretion expected & assured. Meet first for coffee or lunch, then arrange a play date. Weekdays preferred within 75 miles of Burlington. Snowguy145, 53, #115318

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Two To Titillate & Tease We are an attractive couple; him - older, she - younger. Looking for light fun w/ like-minded individuals or couples. Variety is the spice. dynamicduo, 39, l, #115379 Silly, Kinky, Creative We can be kinky, looking for playful encounters, and looking for friends who share similar interests, tastes & positive views about sexuality. Couples & singles, ladies preferred to gentlemen. Two4one, 22, #115363 Wild Rides & Good Times We’re a comfortable couple looking for a M or F third, or another couple to explore new possiblities & just have a relaxed good time. We’re both new at this but very open minded. Can’t wait to hear from you! WildRidz, 19, #115323

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conscious, aware, loving beautiful spirit Seeking safe & sane exploration w/ body-mind-spirit healthy men,women & couples. Must feel a heart & mind connection first. Finding truth in tantric teachings: limitless love, ecstasy & bliss. brightstargirl, 38, l, #114105

Big Bad Larma Well, hello there! I’m a little new at all of this. Looking for a little fun w/ someone willing to please me & be pleased w/ my wild ways. I love food. I also love dogs, especially black Labs! I’ve been told I’m a special person & I would love to treat that certain guy/ gal right. bigbadFarva, 20, #115387

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Looking for pleasurable fun I am bi-curious. Looking to meet up w/ a SM, other women, and find another couple for my friend & I to play with. Would also like to be watched. WildOrchid, 41, l, #114276

Horny, Fit & Deprived Love sex & love to please. Looking for discreet play & exploration. Well endowed, fit & handsome. jmsss99, 41, #115367

loves to watch I am currently out of a long-term relationship. I am pretty mellow & open to new things. I am 22, and looking for like-minded people who are open sexually & willing to explore. I am pretty into just watching a woman w/ 2 or more guys. I am looking for someone to explore that side. lovestowatch, 22, l, #115289

Young, Beautiful & Love Sex I am very cute w/ all the right parts. Enjoy life & meeting sexy people who know how to show me a great time. Looking to experience new things, and will try almost anything once. I love my body & love being naked w/ others. You think you got what I need and are up for an amazing time? Lanalust19, 20, l, #115324

Horny lady seeking sexual adventures 40 y.o. F in a completely nonsexual marriage. I have not felt sexually satisfied in many years & have not been able to unleash my passion unto a deserving partner. I am ready to meet someone for a discreet NSA relationship. I am D/D free, looking for same. Age & looks not too important, just a simple desire to please & be pleased. Your place only. sex_starved, 40, #114629

The Devil Inside I’m looking for a filthy rich, stunningly gorgeous woman who possesses a genuine desire to take care of an unappreciative stranger w/ absolutely nothing to offer. annunz1ata, 29, l, #115401

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mistress maeve Hi Mistress,

I’ve been seeing this adorable guy for just about a month or so. I really like him, and we have great sexual chemistry, but he is not well endowed, and it’s beginning to be a problem. I’m a very sexual woman and have been for a while. Over time, I’ve determined that I need a little more than an average-sized man to satisfy me. We’ve discovered positions that allow him deeper access, but they also require him to do most of the work — and I usually have to assist in order to have my “Big O.” I feel bad that he’s doing all the work. Plus, I don’t ever get the chance to take control in bed because I end up focusing too much on making up for what he’s lacking. What are some positions that would give me more control and an orgasm while allowing him to relax? Or am I just going to have to let this guy go?

Sincerely, Dear O-less,


Let this guy go? I understand that satisfying sex is of the utmost importance, but ditching an “adorable” guy you have “great sexual chemistry” with over size is just plain crazy. Plus, it doesn’t sound like you’re “O-less” — you just have to work a little harder to get there. Any position that allows you to keep your thighs together will make his member feel larger. Try lying on your belly with your pelvis propped up by a pillow while he enters you from behind. Or lie on your back and draw your knees up to your ears — this will shorten your vaginal canal and make it feel like he’s filling you up. Great sex takes work, so quit feeling guilty that your guy has to break a sweat to get you off. Furthermore, there’s no reason you can’t engage in more than one position per session — so let him please you first, then climb on top so he can relax and enjoy the ride to the finish line.

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refs., lease, no pets. Info: 802-660-8957. Burlington House for Rent Avail. immediately. Leasing until June 1, 2010. 4 BR, 2 full BAs. Newly painted. Newly renovated kitchen. Close to UVM, FAHC & downtown Burlington. NS/pets. Info: Jon Guyette, 802-777-3038, Burlington Lake House 2-BR Furnished, gas heat, 10 min. to downtown, incredible views. $1200/ mo. + utils. Also, 1-room

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Cozy Calais Home ESSEX LOVELY 3-BR 3:35:07 HOUSE PM 1 for Rent 10/5/09hw-placeholder-new.indd 2 BR, dining, kitchen, Office, mudroom, lg. 1 BA, lg. LR, oil heat w/ eat-in kitchen, garage, wood back-up. Security unfinished basement, & deposit required. gas heat, W/D, DW, deck, No pets. Info: Lorie backyard, 2 driveways, Bayne, 802-456-8756, NS/cats/dogs, refs., credit check, dep., 1-yr. lease, $1500/mo. + Cozy retreat on the utils. Rent incl. water, lake sewer, trash pickup, Great views, nice yard, lawn care. Info: Jan parking, off road, quiet. Morse, 802-343-4631, Minutes to Burlington, janmorse@comcast. adjacent to the bike net. path. Lovely 3-BR on Mallett’s Bay. Avail. now. Energy-efficient 1st $1600. Info: 802-578floor 2460. Comfortable & modern 3 BR avail. Oct 1. $975/

mo. W/D hookups, glass-top stove. Take 7:47:16 PM a virtual tour10/5/09 at www. htm. Info: 287 East Main Street, LLC, 802-8991147, apartments@ Ferrisburgh 1-BR, incl. appliances, heat, plowing, rubbish, NS/pet. Dep. and refs. required. $700/mo. Evenings 802-877-3756. Info: 802-877-3756.

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Burlington Downtown Condo Renovated 3-story townhouse w/ new solid oak HDWD floors & fresh paint throughout. Lg. BRs w/ generous closets & an insulated,

bone-dry basement. W/D & DW. Natural gas heat, HW, range. Garden space. Friendly, responsible, local landlord. Info: Ron Manganiello, 802-598-7193.


Burlington Downtown Unique 2-BR apt. w/ office Overlooking park w/ great lake views. Beautiful HDWD throughout, separate DR, W/D, storage units. Yard. Well maintained. Off-street parking. NS/ pets. Lease. $1350/mo. Info: 802-476-4071.


Great views atop Monkton Ridge. Vintage 3 bedroom home with rental apartment; could easily return to a single family home. Newer mechanical updates & roof. Much of original woodwork & wood floor remain. Wraparound deck overlooking yard & gardens. $179,100.

Hillside ranch on 12 acres. Open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths. Pine & birch flooring. 400 sq ft mother-inlaw apt. with 1 bedroom & 1 bath. On Hinesburg/Monkton border, easy commute! $239,000.



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In ONE, cute 2nd floor condo conversion. 2-BR, 1-BA. Walk to downtown, lake. Quiet neighborhood (Convent Square). Newly renovated, energy efficient Rinnai heater, lots of natural light. Back deck w/ lake views. $168,000. Pictures at: com/photos/38710508@ N06/


Sweet.... Be your own boss! Option to live and work here and let the business pay your living expenses. Turnkey business in prime country location. Unique property with country charm. Willing to train. $435,000. 802-343-5694.

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Maintenance free 10/5/09 living FSBO-DMcgrath100709.indd 4:02:27 PM 1 on Lake Champlain. 2-BR, 2.5-BA, 1400 sq.ft. Garage. Great views. Near bike path w/ beach access. Fireplace, deck, tennis, pool. Amazing sunsets year round. $278,999. 802-734-6770.

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Spacious 2664 sq.ft. home. Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3-season porch, gas fireplace, central vacuum, insulated basement, landscaped, sprinklers, .43 acre lot. $5,000 allowance for new appliances. $369,900. 802-878-0204 or


3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2380 10/5/09 FSBO-DPoley100709.indd 5:04:30 PM 1 sq.ft. Kitchen w/ breakfast bar, cherry cabinets, walk-in pantry. Gas fireplace in formal living room. Den, formal dining room. Hardwood, tile, carpet, insulated basement. $299,900. 802-782-8510.

Location, location.10/5/09 26 5:28:36 PM Southwind Drive. 2-BR, 2.5BA condo. Bright natural light. 3-season porch & attached garage. Private backyard borders Oakledge Park and lake. Many upgrades. Pool and tennis. Min. to bike path, lake, downtown, FAHC, UVM, airport and I-89. $349,900. 802-371-8388.


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Cozy two bedroom,10/5/09 one FSBO-JSchuster100709.indd 5:00:50 PM 1 bath farm style house with lots of charm. Many recent updates including new wood floors, wood-stove and updated bathroom. Deep back yard. A must see! $175,000. Motivated seller! For info contact Matt, 802-881-2811. OPEN HOUSE

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1100 sqft. 3-level duplex 10/5/09FSBO-McMeekin-100709.indd 8:31:05 PM 1 with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath located in New North End neighborhood. Not a condo development. New improvements include appliances, roof, windows and siding. See site/764northavenueburl ington/ for more! $179,000. 802-864-9767.

Located in the Village of 8:31:51 PM 10/5/09 Hinesburg, 3+ bedroom, 3200 sq.ft. 3 level home built 2003. Spacious floor plan w/ custom features/ upgrades. Walking distance to schools, 15 minutes to Burlington. Email for full posting. $425,900. 802-734-1245.

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FOR RENT [CONT.] GREAT FALL SAVINGS $1000 Alburgh, Vt., beautiful 3 BR w/ HDWD & wall-to-wall carpet, gas fireplace, fully applianced, W/D. 2.5 BAs, 1-car attached garage, finished basement. $1000/mo.,


3 bedroom, 2 bath10/5/09 modular FSBO-MPOGAT-100709.indd 5:35:47 PM 1 home. Well-maintained home on 2.2 acres with views of Camel’s Hump. Conveniently located less than 2 miles from Waterbury Village. Many upgrades. Sought after location at a reasonable price. $211,000. 802-244-1598.

GREAT CONDO FOR RENT S. Burlington Treetop, great 1st-floor quiet unit; lg. rooms, deck w/ view of woods, carport, swimming pool, tennis courts. Avail. now. $1100/mo. Info: 802343-2681, waorleans@ GREAT STUDIO APT. Very clean. $800/mo. incl. utils. Friendly, quiet neighborhood. Close to downtown, UVM, FAHC. Avail. Nov. 1. Year lease. Info: 802-922-5267.

HOUSE FOR RENT NEAR HINESBURG VILLAGE FSBO-SSchroder-100709.indd 1 J PEAK 1-BR apt. Walking 2-BR log cabin on 2 distance to supermaracres 6 miles from ket, etc. Located above Jay Peak. $1200/ Good Times Cafe. 20 mo. Mowing, plowing mins. to Burlington. incl.! Quiet dirt road. NS/pets. $575/mo. incl. Private! Info: Mike Pratt, everything but phone. 802-326-3171. 482-4444, 482-4301. Info: Chris or Tracy. HEAT INCL. 15 minutes from Essex, HOUSE RENTAL IN NO. 17 minutes from St. DUXBURY Albans, 10 minutes Cozy & quiet w/ from the mountain mountain views. road in Jeffersonville, 1st-floor BR & loft. Open about 25 minutes floor plan w/ lg. kitchen. from Burlington. No Lg. porch. $1000/mo. pets. Info: Wally Ward, not incl. utils. 1st mo., 802-849-6366. sec. dep. required. Avail. Nov. 1. 244-6346.


One of Burlington’s10/5/09 cut- FSBO-MVInci100709.indd 5:11:02 PM 1 est streets. Enjoy Lake Champlain at your private neighborhood beach. A tastefully done Cape with many features. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom. $349,000.

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LUXURY APARTMENTS MANOR WOODS 10/5/09 5:30:58 PM Keen’s Crossing! Are you Convenient to looking for the space & downtown yet away convenience of a home from the hustle & in an apt. setting? bustle. DW, garbage, 17 floor plans, incl., snow removal incl. NS/ variously: lg. closets, pets. 1st mo.’s rent & bay windows, private sec. dep. Info: Wally exterior entrance, W/D Ward, 802-849-6366. hookups, central A/C! MONKTON HOUSE ON Our community offers 2 ACRES many amenities, such 1300 sq.ft. 2 BRs w/ as fi tness & movie BAs. Smaller office rooms. Prices vary, but all incl. heat, HW, sewer/ area. Deck in back near stream. $950/mo. + trash. Call for details utils. incl. mowing, & pricing! EHO ADA. plowing. W/D hookup. Info: Keen’s Crossing, Info: Peter Norris, 802-655-1810, www. 802-453-2865.

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classifieds Pearl St. Victorian Burlington. Sunny studio apt., lots of windows & nice woodwork, roomy kitchen. Walking distance to downtown, UVM, hospital. Rent incl. heat/HW, NS/pets. $760/mo. 1-yr. lease. Info: 802-372-6153.

Quiet 2 BR, 2 BA + office Burlington. Well maintained, energy efficient, spacious, HDWD, spiral staircase, private front/ back porch, perennial gardens, full basement, W/D. Avail. now. $1250/ mo. + utils. 1-yr. lease. Info: 802-338-0430, germainstreetapt@

housing ads: $20 (25 words) legals: 42¢/word buy this stuff: free online services: $12 (25 words), germainstreetapartment. Rare Find in Burlington Lots of living space (1750+ sq.ft)! Short walk everywhere! Quiet street, garage parking. Entire 2nd floor of 1920s mansion, wood floors. All new appliances, private W/D. Info: Ellen Kraft, 802-324-4491. Rent-To-Own Townhouse Essex Jct. Minutes from IBM. 3000+ sq.ft. 3-4 BRs/2.5 BAs, fireplace,

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garage, walkout basement. Pictures on website. Credit check. Call Tony. Info: Micklus Enterprises, LLC, 802-893-0456, Richmond Village 1-BR, HDWD floors, W/D hookups. NS/ pets, please. Rinnai gas heat. $625/mo. + heat, electric & dep. Info: Sas, 802-878-2239.x Richmond Village house 1300 sq. ft. 2 BR, remodeled, w/extra room & attic for office

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City’s Edge Condo South Burlington 2 bed, 1 bath, first floor home features garage parking, secure storage unit, and built-in air conditioner. Appliances included in the sale are an oven, garbage disposal, dishwasher, refrigerator, washer and drier. Condo association fees cover heating, hot water, snow removal, trash removal, and building maintenance. Close to schools, parks, shopping, bus line, and I-89. Pets are welcome!







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or storage. New kitchen & appliances, HDWD floors, sunny porch. 20 mins to Burlington & Montpelier. Rent incl. 2 parking spaces, water, sewage, & lawn care. Heat & elec. not incl. No dogs, cats OK. Avail. immediately. $1400/ mo. Call 802-434-3888. Room in 3-BR apt. Close to downtown. $400/mo. incl. heat & HW. No pets please. Excellent refs. only. $400 dep. req. Call 802-734-4096. Please lv. msg. Rutland Apt. Nov. 1 Roomy 1 BR, quiet, close to downtown. Walk to market, coffee shops, etc. Sunny, HDWD, nice building. $700/mo.

incl. heat, water, trash, off-street parking. Security, refs. Call 802-353-0592. S. Burl. Sunny, 1-BR Apt. Bright 1-BR w/ cathedral ceiling, walk-in closet, private patio. Includes utilities, Wi/Fi, quiet neighborhood near park, downtown and highway. Tenants have loved it. Dog neg. Info: 802-864-6321, S. Burlington Treetop condominium, 2-BR, natural gas, carport, W/D hookups, tennis, pool. NS/pets. $1100/mo. + utils. Refs. req. Avail. now. Info: 802-985-8564.

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S. Hero 3-BR farmhouse, just freshened up. Monitor heating, on private dead-end road, farm setting. 20 min. to Burlington or Shelburne Rd. $1200/mo. + utils. Info: 802-372-3400. S. Hero on the Lake 1-BR house, avail. Oct. 17, $1100/mo., not incl. utils. Info: 802-4253519. Shelburne Apartment Spacious 1-BR. 2nd Floor. $950/mo. incl. heat, parking, plowing, trash pickup. Great yard. Avail. Oct. 1. 802-985-2710 or 518-786-1566. Info: Carol, 802-985-2710.

of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings, advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. Any home seeker who feels he or she has encountered discrimination should contact: HUD Office of Fair Housing 10 Causeway St., Boston, MA 02222-1092 (617) 565-5309 — OR — Vermont Human Rights Commission 135 State St., Drawer 33 Montpelier, VT 05633-6301 800-416-2010 Fax: 802-828-2480

Underhill Rental $1200 Nicely maintained home on 2 acres, 3 BRs, 2 BAs, 2-car garage, W/D incl. Avail. Nov. 1; min. 6-mo. lease required. No utils. incl. 802-310-9413. Info: Victoria Blodgett, 802-310-9413, www. West Charlotte Village Charming older home, completely renovated. 8 rooms, exposed beams throughout, on 1/2 acre. Great for residence, or possible commercial use. Info: 802-425-7720. Williston St. George Rd. 3-BR house, 2-BA, W/D, screened porch, deck, fireplace, 2-car garage, Adirondack views. Pets considered. $1500/mo. Call Coburn & Feeley, 802-864-5200 ext. 229. Winooski 1-BR upstairs apt. $700/mo. + utils. Dep. & refs. req. Parking for 1 car. Avail. now. No smoking. Pets neg. Info: 802-655-6638.

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home. Quiet w/ beach, pool, tennis, bike path. Great quiet neighborhood. NS/pets. $750/ mo. utils. incl. Info: 561-629-4990.

For RENT [cont.] Winooski Bright, spacious 1-BR apt. w/ study. Quiet side street close to downtown, colleges and I-89. Off-street parking, W/D, yard, storage. Efficient gas heat (new furnace). $950/ mo. + gas & heat. Info: 802-355-7888. Winooski 3-BR home 1-BA, HDWD floors, 2 porches, DW, W/D, 1-car garage, lg. yard, lawn service, full cellar. Pets OK w/ interview. Avail. now. Lease. $1685/mo. + util. Info: 802-9853010. Winooski LeClair St. Avail. Oct. 15. 1 BR. $700/mo. Parking. 2nd floor. Quiet neighborhood. Neville Companies, Inc. 802-660-3481 x1030.

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Riverview, Richmond 2-BR mobile home, very nice, HDWD floor LR, eat-in kitchen, 2-door refrigerator, cathedral ceiling, gas heat, deck, shed. Financing possible. Sale after divorce. $30,500. Info: 802-253-8841. Wolcott House/ Waterfall Vermont classic. 1860s. Year round/ paved road. Rocking chair porch, stone patio, stately ledges. Unique. 30 min. to Vermont Studio Center, Johnson State College, Sterling College; 45 min. to Goddard College, Montpelier, Union Institute, New England Culinary Institute, Stowe skiing; 10 min. to Lake Elmore; 90 min. to Burlington. 2 BR, 1 full BA. Virtual tour at; MLS #2906792. Jane Barbour, Barbour Realty, 802-371-7639, 802-888-5444.

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Burlington/ Winooski All utils. incl.! Fully furnished. 2.5 BAs. Very close to local college campuses. On bus line. Avail. Jan. 1. Contact Donna, 802-238-0063 (landlord) or Noelle, 508-735-2952 (current tenant). Info: NB1229@ Charlotte Female wanted for west village apt. Pets negotiable. Avail. Nov. 1. $800/mo. Incl. parking, W/D, Internet/ cable, all utils. (except phone). Dep. req. Donna, 425-4168, lv. msg. Essex Junction Room for rent, very private in 3-BR house. Parking, all utils. & W/D incl. on bus line. No pets. $600/mo. or $150/weekly. IBM employees welcome. Info: 802-363-2160.

Housemates Female Housemate Wanted Professional female looking for housemate to share my Essex Junction condo. Avail. Oct. 15. $650/mo. + 1/2 utils., cable incl. Parking, W/D, your own full BA, lots of storage. Deposit, refs. 802-2334694. Female Roommate Wanted Burlington, lg. home, New North End, near beltway. Lg. yard. Parking. Gas heat. Private BA, W/D furnished. TV, quiet neighborhood. No pets. $600/mo. + sec. dep. Avail. Oct. 1. Info: 802-864-4395. Fort Ethan Allen Share 2-BR condo. $450/mo. + half utils. Pets neg. Info: Tim, 802-310-2165. Hinesburg Share 2-BR in Hinesburg. Prefer female. $500/mo. incl. heat, HW & electric. W/D. Pets welcome. Info: Kimberly, 802343-4605. Peaceful Jericho home Share this beautiful 3 BR w/ 2 others. Smallish BR in a roomy, warm home. Pool, fireplace, woods. All amenities, utils. incl. $600/mo. Info: 802-999-1265, Roommate for S. Burl Condo Looking to share. Lg. BR, parking, W/D, 2.5 BAs, lots of storage. $750/mo. incl. all utils.

NS/pets. Deposit. Brenda, 802-373-2002.

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S. Union St. office space Hill Section, Burlington. Professional, avail. Nov. 1, 700 sq. ft., located at 239 S. Union St., incl. 3 lg. offices, off-street parking for 2-3 vehicles, shared BA, signage, great location, walk to Church St., schools. $1100/mo., + heat. Call 802-862-2006 for more info.

Sm. family/dog need 3 BR Relocating family looking for dog-friendly dwelling in Burlington for 12+-mo. lease, to start Oct. 15 - Nov. 1. Info: 901-628-5831.

Office/ Commercial 182 Main Street 1500 sq.ft. Immaculately restored office space w/ exposed brick, HDWD floors & timber framing. 4 lg. windows facing Main St. Kitchenette, track lighting, private restroom. High ceilings and lots of light! Separate gas and elec. meters. BUILD TO SUIT! Info: 802-3166452, brickboxco@aol. com. Awesome Country Store Sweet. Be your own boss! Option to live and work here and let the business pay your living expenses. Turnkey business in prime country location. Info: 802-343-5694. Business Space for Lease Bright, newly renovated, 3800 sq.ft., 2nd floor, business/ office/retail/studio space at 51-53 Main St. Flexible terms. $10/ft. NNN. Off-street parking avail. Let’s talk! Info: 802-343-4728.

Studio Space Avail. Beautiful dance studios of varying sizes. Sprung floors. Convenient location. Ample parking. As low as $15/ hour. Perfect for yoga, Pilates, theater, dance, other uses. Info: Dennis Wilson, 802-878-9831. WWW. BURLINGTONSPACES. COM Creative spaces for creative people. Awesome spaces under construction. Avail. Oct. 1. 215 College, 400 sq.ft. 209 College, 1200 sq.ft. 208 Flynn, 1150 sq.ft. 182 Main, 1500 sq.ft. Info: 802-316-6452.

Vacation Rentals Johnson Peak Foliage Beautiful 1-BR apt. on 300-acre estate avail. to rent. $150/night. Panoramic views, see website for photos. Seasonal rental avail. Oct.-May, $825/mo. Entire estate avail. for seasonal rental, $1650/ mo. Info: 802-635-7889, dreamingmountain. com.

2000 Ford Focus 136K “Salvage” title, rebuilt after accident at 9K. Almost no body rust, timing belt replaced at 100K, inspection good through December. Rear coils, bearing need replacement. Info: 802-893-6080. 2000 Honda Odyssey $4000 Exterior is “granite green”, PWR seats/ windows, 7-passenger seating. Clean, no accidents. 25 mpg hwy. Recent brakes, timing belt, water pump, good Michelin tires. Info: Dave Einermann, 802-882-1940. 2006 Buick Lacrosse CXL Sapphire blue. Sunroof, heated leather seats, Onstar, satellite radio, backup sensors, chrome wheels, many other options. 17K. Excellent condition. $14,995. 802-864-7870. Volvo 2005 V70 2 wheel drive, white, 55K very clean. Volvo 2000 XC, high milage, well maintained. Good summer and winter tires on rims. Info: The Swedish Pit, The Volvo Specialists, 802-8632646.

Motorcycles 04 Triumph America Just want to pay off my loan, NOT wanting to make a profit. SERIOUS inquiries only.. looking to SELL this bike, not talk about it. Info: Rachel Gamberg, 802-503-6806.

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Childcare Childcare Spaces Fun & warm environment! Books, games, toys, art & baking. Field trips to playgroup & the library. Care that meets the needs of your child! Lots of experience. Refs. avail. 2.8 miles from Church St. Info: Aubrey Boyles, 802-922-5012, aubrey. Preschool openings! Part-day, school-year program has openings for current school year. Accredited by the NAEYC & rated w/ 5 of 5 stars. Info: Milton Family Community Center, 802-893-1457, www.

Convenience Store Great location in Colchester, gas pumps. Great cash flow, good profit. Info: 802-2332949. Corner Space, 61 Main St. High traffic, visible, corner location for lease. Formerly “Euro Cafe and Market.” Great deli, cafe, retail store, market, etc. Outdoor seating permitted. $2150/mo. NNN. Let’s talk! Info: 802-3434728.

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Health/ Wellness Full Body Massage for Men Head to toes. Acupuncture rids of your headache. Total release of mind & body. Athletes & student discount. Info: Jay, 802-233-5037. GOT ANXIETY? FIND RELIEF through hypnotherapy. Effectively transform issues around confidence, sleep, social situations, productivity, destructive habits & more. Anxiety specialist. Smoking cessation. Successfully reach your goals. Burlington. Info: Transform and Grow Hypnosis, Samuel Lurie, MEd, CHt, 802-5788391, www.tghypno. com. I’ll Bust You Up Deep therapeutic massage. 17 yrs. exp. Steam towels, hot packs. 1 hr./$65, 1.5 hrs./$90. Barre area. Info: Peter, 802-4765408, pscompedge@ JourneyWorks Michael Watson, MA, PhD, LCMHC, Jen Kristel, MA. Offering Expressive Arts Therapy, Reiki, shamanic healing psychotherapy. Individual, Groups, workshops offered. Info: 802-860-6203, www. Massage for Men by Jim, RN Experienced RN offering Swedish, sports & therapeutic massage. In & out call appts. avail. Visit our website, www., for detailed description of services. To schedule an appt. or inquire about fees or services contact Jim, jhart1159@, 802-3108291. Psychic Counseling & channeling w/ Bernice Kelman of Underhill. 30+ yrs. experience. Also energy healing, chakra balancing, Reiki, rebirthing, other lives, classes & more. Info: Bernice Kelman, 802899-3542, kelman.b@

Samadhi Cushions & Store EARN $75-$200 HOUR Training Candidate, Meditation cushions & C.G. Jung Institute - Boston Media makeup artist 802-472-5100 benches handmade in Insurance Accepted training. Ads, TV, film, Reduced Fee Avail. Barnet, Vt., since 1976. fashion. One week 3842 Dorset Ln., Willston Our store is open Mon.class. Stable job in 802-793-9133 WithInU Life Sat. Info: 800-331-7751, weak economy. (AAN Coaching www.samadhicushions. CAN) Info: 310802-318-4136 2000 Cadillac Something missing in sm-stephaniebuck100709.indd 10/3/09 11:26:18 1 AM Escalade 4WD 364-0665, www. com. your life but you don’t S. Burlington office Fully loaded,10/3/09 well AwardMakeUpSchool. sm-allmetals100709.indd 1 11:19:17 AM space know what? There are maintained, 103K, com. 750 sq.ft. office on Swift auto., 8-cyl., gasoline, times when it helps to St. near Shelburne have a trusted, objec-lg-markrenkert100709.indd black/tan, CD, driver HELP WANTED 10/3/091 11:32:38 AM Rd., lg. room w/ small tive person help you to & passenger airbags, Earn extra income office. Rent incl. parking power L/S, $2800. explore your choices, assembling CD cases & utils. $725/mo. & determine how to from home. Call our achieve your objectives. 845-205-2762 live operators now!

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Home/Garden “Honey-Do” For all of those jobs your honey can’t get to. Small or large, home or office, 24-hr. service. A division of SS Contracting. Call Scott Sasso today! Local, reliable, honest. Info: 802-310-6926. Altogether Interiors For all your decorating needs, remodel and renovations. We sell and consign furnishings, light design, color and fabric consultations. Call for an appt. or come by 11 Maple St., Ste 11, Essex Jct. Info: 802-288-1100. Contractor Home Services Handyman repairs, projects, painting, siding, yardwork, rototilling, tree removal, metal detecting, hauling needs, snowblowing. 15% discount for seniors. 25 yrs. experience, prompt & dependable, insured. Info: Badger Construction, 802-655-6869.

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Stone Horse Landscapes LLC Creative stonescapes, lawn mowing, walking paths, gardens, raised flower beds, compost beds, driveway maintenance, property maintenance, etc. Info: 802-276-3626, 802279-4202.

Pet Pet Sitting/Dog Walking Affordable, reliable, experienced, insured & loving pet sitting in the comfort of your own safe & cozy home. When you can’t be there to care for your pets, call us to help! Dog walking service also avail. Reserve now for the busy holiday season. Free consultations: 864-2PET. Info: Green Mountain Pet Professionals, 802-864-2738, www. greenmountainpet

Great condition! Info: 802-310-6349.

Electronics Brand New Laptops & desktops. Bad credit, no credit -- no problem. Small weekly payments order today and get free Nintendo WII game system! Call Now -- 800-840-5439. (AAN CAN) MacBook Pro +printer, more 2.2 ghz, 4GB RAM 120 GB hard drive, 15” screen. Includes printer, scanner, headphones, cable lock, Adobe Creative suite and more software. Great Deal! Info: ycdu9no.

Free Stuff Free Hot Tub 4 person, works but needs a new heating sensor, approximate price is $100. Info: 802-893-7544. Is Your House Haunted? Let us check it out for free. The Vermont Spirit Detective Agency: “The Private Eye For Those Who’ve Died.” Contact: vermontspirits@gmail. com. Info: Matthew Borden, 802-881-1171,

Furniture Appliances/ Tools/Parts

Kid’s Furniture - NEW In boxes. Solid wood. Crib, 3 in 2, $345. Bunk bed w/ ladder, $350. Twin bed w/ trundle, $450. Twin mattress, $105. 802-598-0316.

Mesh Manager’s Chair OfficeMax. Color: Black. Dimensions: 27” w x 23” d x 40-44” h. Condition: in original box. Price: $40. Reply to scarlata103@yahoo. com.

Kid Stuff Costco Stroller Lightweight, easy to fold, in great shape, barely used. Asking $20. Info: 802-4884598. Size 5 Toddler Boy Shoes In excellent shape, only worn once! Original price $32, asking $14. Serious inquiries only! Info: 802-488-4598.

Garage/Estate Pets Sales 40% or more off Barn Sale Inventory reduction sale! Friday 10/9 through Monday 10/12, 9AM-4PM. Antiques, collectibles, jelly cupboards, dining tables, dishes, glassware, dolls & so much more. 552 Bushey Road, St. Albans. Info: Grandpy’s Treasures, 802-8390006, clesperance@ MOVING SALE DUXBURY Oct. 3-20. Huge, everything goes, all day every day, kitchen wares, tools, toys, books, CDs, furniture, more. River Rd., Duxbury. Follow signs from exit 10.

American Bulldog Puppies 6, purebred, registered. Ready to go. Vet exam & vaccinations. 8 weeks old. $800. Exceptional markings. Adults on premises. Barre. Info: Lynn Anne Lajeunesse, 802-272-6093, lynna CHINESE SHAR-PEI PUPS Beautiful, wrinkled. AKC, all shots. Very friendly & affectionate M & F. Ready to meet their new best friend, $900. Email for pictures. Info: 802-4574039, wrinklepups80@

Sports Equipment Airwalk 145 Snowboard 145cm, w/ bindings. $50. Only used a couple of times. Like new. 2-tone green. Sorry, no checks accepted. Cash

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Want to Buy Antiques Furniture, postcards, pottery, cameras, toys, medical tools, lab glass, photographs, slide rules, license plates, silver. Anything unusual or unique. Cash paid. Info: Dave, 802-8598966. Cash For Records & Stereos LPs, 45 RPMs, stereos, concert posters, music memorabilia, instruments. Convenient drop-offs in Montpelier (State St.) & Burlington (corner of Church & Bank). Buy/sell/ trade. Info: Burlington Records & Riverwalk Records, 802-2233334, saiddone@, www. Hunting/Military Items Looking for all types, used. All calibers or blade lengths, full boxes of ammo. Paying cash! What have you got? Info: 802-324-4708, Store Stuff: Showcases Etc Opening small shop in Chittenden County & need EVERYTHING, especially counter-size display cases, counters, register, credit card terminal, pegboard units, etc. Paying CASH. Info: 802-324-4708,

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We Buy Vintage Clothes We buy, sell, trade vintage clothing, jewelry, kitschy decor from the 1980s & earlier. Contact the Getup Vintage, locations in Montpelier & Burlington. Info: The Getup Vintage Clothing, 802-279-5942,, www. thegetupvintage.etsy. com.

0085, bberman@ For a Good Time Call Farm Fresh Radio..89.3 WMUD Radio at 802-735-2710. Info: Lead Singer/ Guitarist Looking to join band. Have excellent vocal range. I am also a songwriter. If interested, please contact Jack Scanlon at 802-771-7200. drummer & vox seek band Male drummer, female vocalist looking to form cover band, primarily ‘70s, ‘80s, through present pop/rock hits, anything fun. Hoping to play locally. Info: Kyle Curtis, 207-949-1184.

Bands/ Musicians

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Rhythm guitar wanted. Indie band Indecent exposure is looking for a rhythm guitar player. All original industrial rock. Must be willing to learn current set list. 802-658-5450 Info: A.B.O.S. Records, Jim Tye, 802-658-5450, metalmaster_01@, myspace. com/indecentexpo sure05404.

Fender Stratocaster Fender Stratocaster. Mexican w/ arctic white finish, a gold pick guard & lace sensor red white & blue pickups. $275. Info: 802-497-1451, fateorfiction2@yahoo. com. Squire/Fender DuoSonic Sand color w/ gold pickguard. 2 sand-colored pickups. Fixed bridge. Price? $115 w/ gig bag. Info: 802-497-1451.

Drummer wanted To complete trio. Presently keyboards/ bass, female singer. Backup vocals a plus. Soft rock, ballads, excellent talent & equipment. Call Bob. Info: Laura M and the Martians, 802-863-

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Mattress & Box - NEW Therapedic Euro Top w/ warranty. Never used, new. Sell $150. 802-7353431.

Memory Foam Mattress Visco mattress w/ allergen-resistant cover. Warranty incl., still in plastic, never used. Sell $325. 802-734-0788.

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Leather Sofa Like New Sturdy, cream-colored genuine leather sofa, overstuffed, comfortable. Color swatch is still attached. $790 OBO. Info: 802-5241414.

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Buckthorn Firewood 4 cords seasoned hardwood. Cut to standard Electrical services stove size (16-18”). All Master electrician. Free exotic, invasive species lg-valleypainting100709indd 10/3/09 1work. 11:15:17 AM estimates, quality (Common Buckthorn Full range of services, and Norway Maple). So. from hot tub wiring to Burlington. You pick up. motion sensor lights $220/cord. Info: Gary for energy conservaJohnson, 802-734-8661. tion. Refs. avail. Info: 802-922-1329, FireWood for sale fullcircleelectric@ 2 cords, 3 years, seasoned, very dry. ODD JOBS YOU BETCHA $250/cord, you pick up. Burlington area. Info: Pressure washing/ 802-859-0901. painting, fascia & trim (install, replace, repair), GE Washer/Gas windows/doors, roof Dryer repairs, gutters (clean, 3.5 cu.ft. king-size repair), fences & decks capacity front-load (new, repair) + much washer & 5.8 cu.ft. more. Free estimates. extra-large capacity 20+ yrs. exp. Info: gas dryer. Extended 802-373-2444. warranty incl.! $700, from Home Depot. Must-sell, moving!!

Dining Set/Baker’s Rack 5-piece set (table/4 chairs) & baker’s rack. Solid wood w/ cherry finish & wrought-iron framing. Very good condition. $150 for all. Will separate. Pictures avail. Info: 802-8644908, tcalista2@gmail. com.

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Interior/exterior Painting Pressure Washing Gutter Cleaning Deck Staining Any Size Job Free Estimates Fully Insured

Seasoned Firewood Dry hardwood (maple, ash, birch). Split, ready to deliver to Chittenden & Addison counties. $250/cord, delivered. 802-349-6008 or 802453-2865. Lv. msg., will return call right away. Inquire about larger orders.


UVM & Middlebury College faculty). Info: 802-862-7696, www.

For Sale [cont.] Triplett Celtic Harp Excelle33 wire strung w/ soft case, hauntingly beautiful sound, $2800 (compare to newer 35-wire strung Triplett harps selling for $4740). Location: Burlington. Call noon-4, 802-8638133.

Instruction Andy’s Mountain Music Affordable, accessible instruction in guitar, mandolin, banjo, more. All ages/skill levels/ interests! Supportive, professional teacher offering references, results, convenient scheduling 7 days a week. Info: Andy Greene, 802-658-2462, guitboy75@hotmail. com,

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Drum Lessons Have fun while achieving your goals as a drummer! Experienced, professional & active drummer seeks students of all ages, styles & abilities for private instruction. Study at your convenience in my Burlington studio, or in your own practice space. I offer a custom curriculum, flexible scheduling & the best rates around. Info: steve@stevehadeka. com. Guitar Instruction Berklee grad. w/25 years teaching experience offers lessons in guitar, music theory & ear training. Individualized, stepby-step approach. All ages/styles/levels. Info: Belford Guitar Studio, Rick Belford, 802864-7195, rickbelf@, www.

Music Lessons Piano, guitar, bass, voice, theory, composition, songwriting. All ages, levels, styles. 25 yrs. exp. Friendly, individualized lessons in S. Burlington. Info: 802-864-7740, Voice Lessons Indiana University & Chicago Lyric Opera alumnus. Info: Tim Feerer, 802-598-1190.

Studio/ Rehearsal CD Mastering ACMastering w/ Adrian Carr, NYC mastering engineer w/ Grammy nominations & new world-class Montreal facility. This mo. offering free mastering samples from your mixes. Attended/ unattended sessions. Info: AC Mastering, 800-335-9103, adrian@, www.

Auditions/ Casting Audition for Student Films Champlain College senior filmmakers will be holding acting auditions for their short films on the weekends of October 10, 11 & 17, 18. Info: champlain. productions@gmail. com.

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Guitar School of Vermont “Not your usual music instruction.” Attention from multiple teachers, fundamentals, theory, technique, composition. Teaching Guitarist’s Growing Musicians. Info: 802-655-5800, www. guitarschoolofvermont. com.

New, Big, Craft Show CCS PTO is hosting its first craft show in Charlotte, Vt. Space is limited to 50 spots, so apply now. Email for application/rates. Info: Charlotte Central School PTO, Kelli Delary, 802-985-2575, beadedexpressions802@

Guitar instruction All styles/levels. Emphasis on developing strong technique, thorough musicianship, personal style. Paul Asbell (Unknown Blues Band, Kilimanjaro,

Ushers needed October 9-11, 16-18, 23-25. Shows 7:30 p.m., OuterSpace Cafe, Burlington. Info: 802-899-1889, www. theatremosaicmond. net.

ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION10 V.S.A., SECTIONS 6001 - 6092 On September 16, 2009, Seth and Lisa Bortz filed application #4C0909-1 for a project generally described as the subdivision of a 29.72 acre parcel into two lots: Lot #1 will be 23.04 acres with an existing single family residence, barn, riding area, and horse pastures; and Lot #2 will be 6.68 acres with a proposed single family residence. The project is located near the intersection of Middle Road and Vermont Route 2A in the Town of Colchester. The District 4 Environmental Commission will review this application under Act 250 Rule 51 — Minor Applications. Copies of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the Colchester Office, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission located at 110 West Canal Street, Suite 202, Winooski, and the office listed below. The application and proposed permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web site (www. by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the case number above. No hearing will be held unless, on or before Tuesday, October 20, 2009, a party notifies the District Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any hearing request shall be in writing to the address below, shall state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the District Commission must determine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have

been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law will not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing.

a required planting of 1 shade tree per 5 spaces for parking areas of 15 or more spaces (Sec. 6.2.2 (l)); and,

2009, at 27 Irish Farm Road, South Burlington, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage:

Brian M. Shortsleeve, Tammy Shortsleeve And Occupants residing at 815 West Milton Road, Milton, Vermont,


Should a hearing be held on this project and you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify us by Tuesday, October 20, 2009.

b) ZA-09-17 Street Facing Garage Wall Design Standards Modify requirements for street facing garages wall design standards allowing for a larger percentage of the building façade to be garage door (Sec. 6.6.2)

To Wit:


All that certain piece or parcel of land known as Lot 25 in the planned community established pursuant to 27A V.S.A. and being on the Irish Farm Community (“Planned Community”) as defined and described in the Declaration of Planned Community for Irish Farm, dated as of December 1, 2001, recorded in Volume #26, Page #51 of the Land Records of the City of South Burlington, as amended (the “Declaration”), and as depicted on the plan (the “Plat”) entitled Plat Showing Irish Farm Planned Community Allen Road – Harbor View Road South Burlington Vermont dated November 5, 2001, prepared by Vaughn C. Burton, L.S., recorded at Map Slide 392 of the Land Records of the City of South Burlington.


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Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, affected state agencies, and adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the 10 criteria. Non-party participants may also be allowed under 10 V.S.A. Section 6085(c)(5). Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 28th day of September, 2009. By /s/Stephanie H. Monaghan Natural Resources Board District #4 Coordinator 111 West Street

(2) The proposed amendments in their entirety affect the City of Burlington as a whole. (3) The proposed amendments affect the following sections of the Comprehensive Development Ordinance: See references in #1 above. The full text of the Burlington Comprehensive Development Ordinance and the proposed amendments are available for review at the Department of Planning and Zoning, City Hall, 149 Church Street, Burlington Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or on the department’s website at www. planning.

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Aurora Loan Services, LLC,

Burlington Comprehensive Development Ordinance


Essex Junction, VT 05452

Pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 4442 and §4444, notice is hereby given of a public hearing by the Burlington City Council to hear comments on the following proposed amendments to the City of Burlington’s Comprehensive Development Ordinance (CDO). The public hearing will take place on Monday, October 26, 2009 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall, 149 Church Street in Burlington, VT. Pursuant to the requirements of 24 V.S.A. § 4444(b): (1) The purpose of the proposed amendments is to revise the City’s zoning regulations as follows: a) ZA-09-08 Parking Lot Shading Requirement - Modify the 30% parking lot shading requirement to

v. Stephen S. Le, Vicki Le, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Lehman Brothers Bank, FSB And Occupants residing at 27 Irish Farm Road, South Burlington, Vermont, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Lehman Brothers, Bank FSB to Stephen S. Le dated January 12, 2007 and recorded in Volume 772, Page 607 of the Land Records of the Town of South Burlington, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 11:30 A.M. on October 21,

Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash by purchaser at the time of sale, with the balance due at closing. Proof of financing for the balance of the purchase to be provided at the time of sale. The sale is subject to taxes due and owing to the Town of South Burlington. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 660-9000. Aurora Loan Services, LLC By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 South Burlington, VT 05403 STATE OF VERMONT CHITTENDEN COUNTY, SS. CHITTENDEN SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO. S0793-08 CnC Citifinancial, Inc., Plaintiff v.

By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Citifinancial, Inc. to Brian M. Shortsleeve dated April 26, 2007 and recorded in Volume 344, Page 546 of the Land Records of the Town of Milton, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 7:45 A.M. on October 14, 2009, at 815 West Milton Road, Milton, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage: To Wit: Being the same fee simple property conveyed by deed from Lisa J. Roberge and Steve C. Roberge, husband and wife to Brian M. Shortsleeve and Tammy Shortsleeve, dated 12/29/1997 recorded on 12/30/1997 in Book 186, Page 81 in Franklin County Records, State of VT. Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash by purchaser at the time of sale, with the balance due at closing. Proof of financing for the balance of the purchase to be provided at the time of sale. The sale is subject to taxes due and owing to the Town of Milton.

The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 660-9000. Citifinancial, Inc.

By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 South Burlington, VT 05403

Sovereign Bank, Plaintiff v. Delmiro DaCosta, Helena DaCosta And Occupants residing at 38 Cottage Grove Avenue, South Burlington, Vermont, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Sovereign Bank to Delmiro DaCosta dated June 1, 2007 and recorded in Volume 785, Page 17 of the Land Records of the Town of South Burlington, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 12:00 P.M. on October 21, 2009, at 38 Cottage Grove Avenue, South Burlington, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage:

To Wit: Being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Delmiro DaCosta and Helena DaCosta by Quit Claim Deed of Rick Medeiros and Nancy Medeiros dated May 24, 2007, and recorded on August 7, 006 in volume 785 at page 14 in the City of South Burlington Land Records. Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash by purchaser at the time of sale, with the balance due at closing. Proof of financing for the balance of the purchase to be provided at the time of sale. The sale is subject to taxes due and owing to the Town of South Burlington. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 660-9000. Sovereign Bank

By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306 South Burlington, VT 05403 STATE OF VERMONT CHITTENDEN COUNTY, SS. CHITTENDEN SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO. S1345-08 CnC GMAC Mortgage, LLC, Plaintiff

The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 660-9000. GMAC Mortgage, LLC By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq. Lobe & Fortin, PLC 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306

at Volume 585, Page 355-356 of the Land Records of the Town of Colchester. Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash by purchaser at the time of sale, with the balance due at closing. Proof of financing for the balance of the purchase to be provided at the time of sale. The sale is subject to taxes due and owing to the Town of Colchester. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale.


South Burlington, VT 05403

Earl M. Albright, Jr., Jennifer Lea Albright And Occupants residing at 36 Conger Avenue, Burlington, Vermont,


Other terms to be announced at the sale or inquire at Lobe & Fortin, 30 Kimball Ave., Ste. 306, South Burlington, VT 05403, 802 660-9000.


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EverHome Mortgage Company

EverHome Mortgage Company,

By: Joshua B. Lobe, Esq.


To Wit:

Gerald W. Deforge, Jr., Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. And Occupants residing at 51 Jason Drive, Colchester, Vermont, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by EverHome Mortgage Company to Gerald W. Deforge, Jr. dated July 30, 2007 and recorded in Volume 593, Page 258 of the Land Records of the Town of Colchester, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 9:30 A.M. on October 21, 2009, at 51 Jason Drive, Colchester, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage: To Wit:

STATE OF VERMONT CHITTENDEN COUNTY, SS. CHITTENDEN SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO. S1006-09 CnC Bank of America, National Association as Successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Certificateholders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I LLC, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-HE5, Plaintiff, v Robert E. Bordeaux and Amy L Landry, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS), as Nominee for Aegis Lending Corporation, and Any Other Occupants of 1220 East Street, Huntington, Vermont, Defendant. SUMMONS & ORDER FOR PUBLICATION TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: Robert E. Bordeaux and Amy L. Landry You are hereby summoned and required

and their last known address.

you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Your Answer must also be filed with the Court. Unless

Chittenden Superior Court

the relief demanded in the Complaint is for damage covered by a liability insurance policy under which the insurer has the right or obligation to conduct the defense or unless otherwise provided in Rule 13(a). Your Answer must state as a Counterclaim any related claim which you may have against the plaintiffs Complaint, or you will thereafter be barred from making such claim in any other action. Plaintiffs action is a Complaint in Foreclosure which alleges that you have breached the terms of a Promissory Note and Mortgage Deed dated January 12, 2007. Plaintiffs action may effect your interest in the property described in said Mortgage Deed recorded on February 6, 2007 in Volume 93, Pages 109-118 of the Town of Huntington Land Records. The Complaint also seeks relief on the Promissory Note executed by you. A copy of the Complaint is on file and may be obtained at the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for the County of. Windham, State of Vermont. It appearing from Affidavit duly filed in the above entitled action that service cannot be made with due diligence by any of the methods prescribed in V.R.C.P. 4(d) through (f) inclusive, it is hereby ORDERED that service of the above process shall be made upon Defendants, Robert E. Bordeaux and Amy L. Landry, by publication pursuant to V.R.C.P. 4(g). This Order shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks on 9/30/09, and 10/7/09 in the Seven Days newspaper. A copy of this Order shall be mailed to Defendants at the property address

DATED at Newfane, Vermont this 21st day of September, 2009.

/s/ Helen M. Toor Hon. Helen M. Toor Presiding Judge

STATE OF VERMONT CHITTENDEN COUNTY, SS. Chittenden Superior Court Docket No. S014407CnC DAVID HARTWELL, Plaintiff, vs. RASHIED LANE, ELE BALLARD, OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT, VERMONT STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXES, OPPORTUNITIES CREDIT UNION, AND OCCUPANTS RESIDING AT 88-90 OAK STREET, BURLINGTON, VT Defendants. OPPORTUNITIES CREDIT UNION, Cross-claim Plaintiff, vs. DAVID HARTWELL, RASHIED LANE, VERMONT STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXES, AND OCCUPANTS RESIDING AT 88-90 OAK STREET, BURLINGTON, VT Cross-claim Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE By virtue and in execution of the Consolidated Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure dated October 23, 2008, for breach of the Mortgage given by Rashied Lane to David Hartwell dated July 14, 2005 and recorded in Volume 924, Page 95 of the City of Burlington Land Records, and for failure to pay the Judgment dated February 26, 2007 in the matter of Opportunities Credit Union v. Oak Street Deli and Mini-Mart, Inc. and Rashied Lane, Chittenden Superior Court Docket No. S 1404-06 CnC, recorded April 6, 2007 in Volume 49, Page 190 of the City of Burlington Land Records, and for the purpose of

Post & browse ads at your convenience. foreclosing the same, the real property will be sold at public action at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2009, at the lands and premises known as 88-90 Oak Street, Burlington, Vermont (the “Property”), being all of the real property described in said Mortgage and Judgment, to wit: A parcel of land with buildings thereon situated on the northerly side of Oak Street, the store building thereon being known as and designated as No. 88-90 Oak Street, said parcel more specifically described as follows: Beginning at a point in the northerly sideline of Oak Street, which point marks the southwesterly corner of land of the Grantor; thence proceeding in an easterly direction in and along the northerly sideline of Oak Street a distance of 36.05 feet to a point in the northerly sideline of said Oak Street, which point is marked by a drill hole in the concrete apron of the driveway; thence deflecting to the left to form an interior angle of 87°47’ and proceeding in a northerly direction a distance of 47.55 feet to a point; thence deflecting to the right to form an exterior angle of 186°30’ and proceeding in a northerly direction a distance of 52 feet to a point in the southerly line of a part of the land and premises which are described as Parcel One in a certain deed from Joseph and Anastasia Lanois to John and Anna Pennick, recorded in Volume 122, Page 346 of the Burlington Land Records; thence deflecting to the left and proceeding in a westerly direction in and along the southerly line of said Parcel One a distance of 5.5 feet, more or less, to the southwesterly comer of said Parcel One; thence deflecting to the right and proceeding in a northerly direction in and along the westerly sideline of said Parcel One a distance of 33.6 feet to a point in the southerly sideline of Luck Street, which point marks the northwesterly corner of said Parcel; thence deflecting to the left and proceeding in a westerly direction in and along the southerly sideline of Luck Street & distance of 19 feet, more or less, to ; point in the southerly line of Luck Street which marks the northeasterly corner

of a lot of land which is described as Parcel Two in the deed of said Pennicks, hereinabove referred to; thence deflecting to the left, and proceeding in a southerly direction in and along the easterly sideline of said Parcel Two a distance of 22.9 feet to a point which marks the southeasterly corner of said Parcel Two; thence deflecting to the right and proceeding in a westerly direction in and along the southerly sideline of Parcel Two a distance of 13 feet to a point which marks the southwesterly corner of said Parcel Two; thence deflecting to the left and proceeding in a southerly direction in and along the westerly sideline of the Grantor’s land a distance of 111 feet, more or less, to the point or place of beginning, at which point the first mentioned line and last mentioned line join to form an interior angle of 90°17’. There is included in this conveyance a right of way 5 feet wide easterly from and adjacent to the second described line, and also a right of way 5 feet wide and easterly of and adjacent to the westerly line of Parcel One as same right was reserved in the deed to the Pennicks above mentioned; also, a right of way for vehicles to turn on when entering or leaving the garages on the property herein conveyed, this right of way to be 15 feet east and west and to extend from the northerly wall of the shed on the property retained to the southerly line of Parcel One of the Pennicks’ land. This conveyance is made subject to a right of way 5 feet wide westerly from and adjacent to the second described line as more specifically set forth in the Warranty Deed from John O. Rouille to Gary W. Pecor and Valerie A. Pecor dated July 1, 1980 and recorded in Volume 269, Page 283 of the City of Burlington Land Records. The land herein conveyed is shown on a plan entitled “Survey of Property To Be Conveyed to John O. and B. E. Rouille”, prepared by Hoag & Associates, inc., dated January 10, 1955, recorded in Volume 158, Page 45 of the City of Burlington Land Records.

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Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Rashied Lane by Warranty Deed of David Hartwell dated July 14, 2005 and to be recorded in the City of Burlington Land Records. Reference is hereby made to the aforementioned deeds and plan and to the records and references therein contained in further aid of this description. The Mortgagor, Rashied Lane, is entitled to redeem the real property at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the Consolidated Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure, including the costs and expenses of sale. Terms of Sale: The above Property shall be sold AS IS, WHERE IS to the highest bidder for cash or certified funds only. The sale is subject to confirmation by the Chittenden Superior Court. Real Property: A non-refundable deposit in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the purchase shall be payable as follows: Fifteen Thousand and no/100 Dollars ($15,000.00) shall be paid by certified check or bank draft at the public auction, and the balance of the deposit shall be payable within five (5) days from the date of the auction. The balance of the purchase price shall be due and payable within the earlier of ten (10) days from the date of confirmation of said sale by the Chittenden Superior Court or forty-five (45) days from the date of public auction. If the balance of the purchase price is not paid within the periods set forth herein, the deposit shall be forfeited and shall be retained by the Plaintiff herein as agreed and liquidated damages and said Real Property may be offered to the next highest bidder still interested in the Real Property. Purchaser shall be required to sign a no contingency contract of the purchase and sale at the public auction, agreeing to purchase the Real Property, in its AS-IS CONDITION, as a result of being the successful and high bidder at said sale.

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Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Gerald W. Deforge, Jr., by Quitclaim Deed of Maryann Jean dated May 10, 2007 of record

South Burlington, VT 05403

to serve upon Grant C. Rees, Esq., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 108, 164 Route 7 South, Milton, Vermont 05468, an Answer to the Complaint in the above entitled action within forty-four (44) days of the first publication of this Summons, which is 9/30/09. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against

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Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 to be paid in cash by purchaser at the time of sale, with the balance due at closing. Proof of financing for the balance of the purchase to be provided at the time of sale. The sale is subject to taxes due and owing to the Town of Burlington.


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Being all and the same land and premises conveyed to Earl M. Albright, Jr. and Jennifer Lea Albright by Quitclaim Deed of Earl M. Albright, Jr. dated August 20, 2004 and recorded in Volume 914 at Pages 667-668 of the City of Burlington Land Records.


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By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by HomeComings Financial, LLC f/k/a Home Comings Financial Network, Inc. to Earl M. Albright, Jr. dated February 2, 2007 and recorded in Volume 988, Page 236 of the Land Records of the Town of Burlington, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purposes of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 1:00 P.M. on October 21, 2009, at 36 Conger Avenue, Burlington, Vermont all and singular the premises described in said mortgage:


Other Terms To Be Announced At Sale Inquiries can be made to Thomas Hirchak Company, Attention: Terry Owen, 1878 Cadys Falls Road, Morrisville, Vermont, 05661, Telephone number: (802) 634-7653 or Gail E. Westgate, Esq., Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC, 150 S. Champlain Street, P.O. Box 1489, Burlington, Vermont, 05402-1489, Telephone Number: (802) 864-0880. STATE OF VERMONT WASHINGTON COUNTY, SS. WASHINGTON SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO. 83-2-09 Wncv OPPORTUNITIES CREDIT UNION,

Terms of Sale: Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) paid in cash, treasurer’s check or certified check at the time of sale, with the balance due at closing. Closing to take place within forty five (45) days of the auction. The sale is subject to unpaid taxes, municipal assessments, or superior liens thereon, if any.


NOTICE OF SALE In accordance with a Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure and Order of Public Sale, dated March 17, 2009, and by virtue of and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Kathleen Hurley to Opportunities Credit Union, dated December 19, 2005, and recorded in Volume 499 at Page 63 of the City of Montpelier Land Records, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 9:00 am on the 16th day of October, 2009, at the property located at 4 Downing Street, Montpelier, Vermont, all and the singular the premises described more particularly in the said mortgage, subject to any unpaid taxes, municipal assessments, or superior liens thereon, if any, to wit: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Kathleen Hurley by Warranty Deed of Joseph R. Herbert and Michelle A. Eno, dated August 15, 2003 and of record in Volume 429, Pages 55 of City of Montpelier Land Records, and being more particularly described as follows:

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




This conveyance is made subject to and with the benefit of any utility easements, spring rights, easements for ingress and egress, and rights incidental to each of the same as may appear more particularly of record, provided that this paragraph shall not reinstate any such encumbrances previously extinguished by the Marketable Record Title Act, Subchapter 7, Title 27, Vermont Statutes Annotated.


KATHLEEN HURLEY and Occupants residing at 4 Downing Street, Montpelier, Vermont,

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multi-family dwelling situated thereon commonly known as 4 and 6 Downing Street, Montpelier, Vermont.


DON’T SEE A SUPPORT group here that meets your needs? Call Vermont 2-1-1, a program of United Way of Vermont. Within Vermont, dial 2-1-1 or 866-652-4636 (toll-free) or from outside of Vermont, 802-652-4636, 24/7. CHAMPLAIN VALLEY PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Meeting October 13 from 6-8 p.m. in the Boardroom at Fanny Allen Hospital. Guest speaker will be Dr. Richard Kershen, MD, Urology. Dr. Kershen will speak on ED, its causes and possible remedies. Next meeting will be November 10. ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS, ACA is a 12-Step program for people that grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. We meet in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge our common experiences. We discover how childhood affected us in the past and influences us in the present. Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry St., Burlington. 802-9226609, not2bforgot10@ THE ADDISON COUNTY CHAPTER OF THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (TCF): A nonprofit self-help bereavement support group for families that have experienced the death of a child will hold its regular meeting this Monday, October 5 at 7 p.m. at the Hospice Volunteer Services Office located at the Marble Works (first building on the left as you enter across from the Addison

Independent) in Middlebury. Bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents are encouraged to attend to meet others who have gone through a similar experience and for support. Info, Nancy Merolle at 388-6837, or Claire Groleau at 388-9603. CHITTENDEN FAMILIES TOGETHER MEETING: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Vermont Family Network Conference Room, 600 Blair Park Rd. #240, Williston. Guest speaker will be Kim Brittenham, Community Access Coordinator from Vermont Center for Independent Living. Focus is on concerns of families who have high school youth and adult members who have developmental disabilities. Contact: Jan Hancock 876-5315 ext. 215. jan.hancock@ CIRCLE OF PARENTS support group meeting in Rutland Monday evenings. Snacks and childcare provided. Meeting is free and confidential. For more info. call Heather at 802-498-0608 or 1-800-children. Meetings Tuesday evenings in Barre. For more info. call Cindy at 802-229-5724 or 1-800-children. ALS (LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE) This support group functions as a community and educational group. We provide coffee, soda and snacks and are open to PALS, caregivers, family members and those who are interested in learning more about ALS. Our group meets the second Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m. at “Jim’s House”, 1266 Old Creamery Rd., Williston, VT. Hosted by Pete and Alphonsine Crevier, facilitated by Liza Martel, LICSW, Patient Care Coordinator for the ALS Association here in Vermont. The next group meeting will be October 8, 2009. 223-7638 for more information. AMERICAN LUNG ASSOC. FREEDOM FROM SMOKING CLASSES: Sept. 10 - Oct. 29, Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m. $35 for workbook & CD. Limited Financial Assistance is avail. Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., Burlington (above Climb High). Registration required at 865-2452. NAMI CONNECTION PEER RECOVERY: Support groups meeting weekly: Burlington,

Thursdays 4-5:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 2 Cherry Street. Randolph, Wednesdays 5-6:30 p.m., United Church, 18 N. Main Street. Call Janeen, 1-802-371-7677. Bennington, Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 200 Pleasant Street. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), con nectionvt@myfairpoint. net, 1-800-639-6480 SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Comfort Inn, 5 Dorset St., S. Burlington, VT. There is no fee. This is open to anyone who has lost someone to suicide. For more info, call 802-4799450, or ljlivendale@ BURDENS WEIGHING YOU DOWN? Unemployed, homeless, in need of direction? We are people just like you and have found the answer to all of the above problems. We meet every Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Imani Center 293 N. Winooski Ave. Please call 802-343-2027. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (OA) Meetings in Barre occur every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday 6-7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St. Info: 863-2655. Meetings in Johnson occur every Sunday 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Johnson Municipal Building, Route 15 (just west of the bridge). Info: Debbie Y., 888-5958. Meeting in Montpelier occur every Friday 12-1 p.m. at Bethany Church, 115 Main St. Info: Carol, 223-5793. Meetings in Morrisville occur every Friday 12-1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 85 Upper Main St. Contacts: Anne, 888-2356 or Debbie Y., 888-5958. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE (SOS) Hospice Volunteer Services (HVS) of Addison County and the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will collaborate to sponsor a monthly ongoing support group for people who have lost someone by suicide. The group will meet the 1st Wed. of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. These free peer support groups will be held at Hospice Volunteer Services at the Marbleworks in Middlebury, and co-facilitated by professional representatives from HVS and AFSP, both suicide survivors. For more information

and to register call HVS at 388-4111. CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS (CODA) Announcing a new 12step (non-AA, non-NA) meeting. Do you have trouble with relationship issues? Avoidance of feelings? People pleasing? Needing to be needed? Join us Thursday at 5 pm. at the Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., Burlington. 802-861-3150. For more information about codependence, see and click on “Am I Codependent?” A NEW PERSPECTIVE A peer support group for people working through the combination of mental health and substance abuse issues. Wednesdays at the Turning Point Center, 5-6 p.m. The group will be facilitated and will be built around a weekly video followed by a group discussion. Some of the topics will include: Addictions and mental illness, recovery stories, dealing with stress, understanding personality problems, emotions. 191 Bank St., Burlington. 802-8613150. BEREAVED PARENTS & SIBLINGS SUPPORT GROUP of the Compassionate Friends meets on the third Tuesday of each month, 7-9 p.m. at the Christ Church Presbyterian, 400 Redstone Campus, UVM. Info, 660-8797. The meetings are for parents, grandparents and adult siblings who have experienced the death of a child at any age from any cause. NEED A HUG? New support group starting. Would you like to explore personal intimacy in a safe environment? This is accomplished by using touch for expressing and receiving tenderness. This is platonic and personal boundaries are respected. Day, time and location TBA. Jeff 310-4903 email iiyog@ COED SINGLES GROUP Ages 50-65, forming for friendship and fun. Chittenden County area. Activities to include weeknight/ weekend dinner, bowling, hikes, snow shoeing, movies, etc. If interested email Myra at csbnc27609@aol. com. SEX AND LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS 12-step group. Women only. Do you have problems with your relationships? Are you unable to leave an unhealthy romantic

relationship? We can help. Call Valerie, 802-825-4643. ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIA’S SUPPORT GROUP Held monthly at The Arbors at Shelburne. For info. or to register, contact Nicole at 802-985-8600. MENOPAUSE SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN Meets Sundays, 4-6 p.m. & Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Location: Pathways to Well Being, 168 Battery St., Burlington. Share knowledge, experience, stories & get support. This is a FREE support group that meets every other Sunday and Thursday. Call 862-8806 x5 for more info. CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP: 1-3 p.m., every third Thursday at the Burlington Police Station on Battery St. in the new Community Room. Please call or visit website for location information, or call 1-800-296-1445 or 802-660-4817 (Helaine “Lainey” Rappaport). WOMEN’S RAPE CRISES CENTER Will be starting a free, confidential 10-week support group for adult female survivors of sexual violence. Please call 864-555 ext. 19 for information. LIVING SINGLE SUPPORT GROUP This course is a follow-up to the Divorce Recovery course that is offered at Essex Alliance Church. If you’ve been through the Divorce Care Class, you have an opportunity to continue to grow, heal, rebuild, and start again. Call Sue Farris for more information at 802-734-0695. SUICIDE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP For those who have lost a friend or loved one through suicide. Location: Maple Leaf Clinic, 167 North Main Street, Wallingford, 802-446-3577. 6:30-8:00 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. GLAFF Gay and lesbian adoptive and foster families. GLAFF provides support, education, resources and strategies to help maintain and strengthen gay and lesbian foster and adoptive families in northwestern VT. Open to all GLBTQ foster and adoptive parents and their children. Food, childcare provided. The

group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month. Call Mike at 655-6688 to get more information and to register. MS SUPPORT GROUP A support group for people with multiple sclerosis and their caregivers. Sponsored by the Vermont Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Join others who have MS to discuss concerns, ask questions, share information and get support. Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. in Williston. For more information contact Michele at 862-4085 and leave a message. POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Champlain Valley (NAMI: CV) is offering a free PTSD Support Group for Women on Thursdays from 12:30-2 p.m. The group focuses on both support and education about PTSD. Meetings are held at the NAMI office at 14 Healey Avenue, Suite D, Plattsburgh. For more information or to register, call NAMI: CV at 561-2685. ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE BATTLING MULTIPLE MYELOMA? Support meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month from 5-6:30 p.m. at Hope Lodge on East Avenue, Burlington. For more information call Kay Cromie at 655-9136 or email kgcromey@ SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOVED ONES WITH TERMINAL ILLNESS Group forming for family members and loved ones of people with terminal illness. The group will have a spiritual base. We will offer each other support by listening, as well as share creative ways to explore feelings of grief and loss through writing, prayer, etc. Please contact Holly, OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (OA) Tues., Thurs. & Sun., 6-7 p.m. in Barre. Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St., Barre, VT (parking in back of church/please use back entrance). Meetings are FREE and anonymous. For more info please call 802-863-2655. AL-ANON Family group 12-step. Thursdays, 12:20-1:20 p.m. Call AWARE at 802-472-6463 for information and to register. Free of charge. 88 High Street, Hardwick. “WOMEN CHANGING” An educational support group on changing unhealthy patterns for survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. Tuesdays, 6-7:15 p.m. Ongoing. Join us any time! Childcare reimbursable. Ask about Survivors of Incest Anonymous and Overeaters Anonymous. Call AWARE at 802-4726463 for information and to register. Free of charge. 88 High Street, Hardwick. BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT: Montpelier daytime support group meets first and third Thursday of the month at the Unitarian Church “ramp entrance” from 1:302:30 p.m. Montpelier evening support group meets the first Tuesday of each month at Vermont Protection and Advocacy, 141 Main St., Suite 7, in conference room #2 from 6-8 p.m. Colchester evening support group meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Fanny Allen Hospital in the ground floor boardroom from 6-8 p.m. Middlebury support group on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Patricia Hannaford Career Center. Call our helpline at 1-877-856-1772.

ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS with debt? Do you spend more than you earn? Get help at Debtor’s Anonymous plus Business Debtor’s Annonymous. Mondays, 7-8 p.m. First United Methodist Church, North Winooski Ave., Burlington. Contact Valerie at 825-4643. LYME DISEASE Are you interested in forming a group? Please call Susan at 899-2713. HIV SUPPORT GROUP This is a facilitated HIV/ AIDS support group that aims to foster a greater sense of community, self-acceptance and personal growth. We are a group of survivors and, with all of our experience, will help you understand and enjoy what positive living has to offer. Friday @ 7 p.m. in the white building behind the Universal Unitarian Church. For more info call Alton @ 310-6094. SHOPLIFTERS SUPPORT GROUP Self-help support group now forming in the capital area for persons who would like to meet regularly for mutual support. This new group would meet biweekly at a time and place to be decided to discuss our issues, struggles and ways of staying out of trouble. We’ll likely use some of Terry Shulman’s work as a focus for some of our discussions. Please call Tina at 802-763-8800 or email at Tmarie267201968@

BEREAVED PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: Every first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Enosburg Falls, 10 Market Place, Main St. Parents, grandparents and adult siblings are welcomed. The hope is to begin a Compassionate Friends Chapter in the area. Info, please call Priscilla at 933-7749. EATING DISORDERS PARENTAL SUPPORT GROUP: for parents of children with or at risk of anorexia or bulimia. Meetings 7-9 p.m., third Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Community Church, Rt. 15, Essex Center. We focus on being a resource and providing reference points for old and new ED parents. More information, call Peter at 802-899-2554. OCD SUPPORT GROUP/ THERAPY GROUP: Come share your experience, get support from those who have been there, learn about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and how to reduce its symptoms. Therapist facilitated. Weekly meetings, 802-343-8114.

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE and Dementia support group. Held the last Tuesday of every month at Birchwood Terrace, Burlington. Info, contact Stefanie Catella, 863-6384. FAMILY AND FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP: If someone in your family or one of your friends is in an abusive relationship, this new support group is designed especially for you. Info, call Women Helping Battered Women, 658-1996. DEPERSONALIZATION AND DEREALIZATION: If you suffer from either of these trance states, please call Todd, 864-4285. WOMEN HELPING BATTERED WOMEN offers free, confidential educational support groups for women who have fled, are fleeing, or are still living in a world where intimate partner violence is present. WHBW offers a variety of groups to meet the diverse needs of women and children in this community. Info, 658-1996. VT PARENTS OF FOOD ALLERGY CHILDREN EMAIL SUPPORT TEAM: Info, contact MaryKay Hill, 802-373-0351. MIXED GENDER COMING OUT SUPPORT GROUP: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Co-facilitated by supportive peers and mental-health professionals and open to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning adults age 23 and up. Check out this group meeting at R.U.1.2?. TRANS SOCIAL AND SUPPORT GROUP: First Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Looking for peer support among other transgendered folks? Need a safe space to relax and be yourself? Check out this group meeting at R.U.1.2?. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter meeting, St. Francis Xavier School, Winooski. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. weigh-in, 7-8 p.m. meeting. Info, call Fred or Bennye, 655-3317, or Patricia, 658-6904. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS is a group of recovering addicts who live without the use of drugs. It costs nothing to join. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. Info, 862-4516, or visit Held in Burlington. SEX AND LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS: 12-step recovery group. Do you have a problem with sex or relationships? We can help. Sunday meetings, 7-8:30 p.m. Call Sandy, 863-5708. SMOKING CESSATION GROUP: Willing to kick the habit? This free, five-week program helps quitters to follow through. Community Health Center of Burlington, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 864-6309.

Post & browse ads at your convenience. DOES YOUR PARTNER/ SPOUSE HAVE AD/HD (Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder)? Support group meets in Burlington to share experiences, challenges, laughs, resources. Want more information? Write addpartner@ WEDNESDAYS CIRCLE: A Transpersonal support group, every Wed., 6 p.m., Innerharmony Community Wellness Center, Rt. 100N, Rochester, VT. 7676092. A sharing circle focusing on personal growth, transformation, spirituality and healing, led by Jim Dodds. DECLUTerER’S SUPPORT GROUP: Are you ready to make improvements but find it overwhelming? Maybe 2 or 3 of us can get together to help each simplify. 453-3612. PARENTS TOGETHER: Support group will be meeting in Rutland on Monday evenings. Snacks and childcare provided. All groups are free and confidential. Please call 1-800-CHILDREN for more information. SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN who have experienced intimate partner abuse, facilitated by Battered Women’s Services and Shelter of Washington County. Please call 1-877-543-9498 for more info. AHOY BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS: Join our support group where the focus is on living, not on the disease. We are a team of dragon boaters. Learn all about this paddle

sport and its healthgiving, life-affirming qualities. Any age. No athletic experience needed. Call Linda at 802-434-4423 or email: dragonheartvermont@ or go to: www.dragonheartver NAKED IN VERMONT: The premier Nudist/ Skinnydipper organization in Vermont offering information library, message board, chat room, Yahoo group, and more. (ALL FREE.) Visit www.nakedinvermont. com. SCLERODERMA FOUNDATION New England: Info, Blythe Leonard, 878-0732. HARD-OF-HEARING support group: I’m starting a support group for adults who have a hearing loss that affects the quality of their work/family/ social life. Let’s share personal experiences and knowledge of hearing-aid technology. Marlene, 999-8005. MENTAL ILLNESSES: The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill holds support meetings for the families and friends of the mentally ill at Howard Center, corner of Flynn and Pine. Second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7 p.m. Park in Pine St. lot and walk down ramp. 862-6683 for info. LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, Transgender, Queer and Questioning: Support groups for survivors of partner violence, sexual violence and bias/hate crimes. Free and confidential. SafeSpace,

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863-0003 or 866-8697341 (toll-free). “HELLENBACH” CANCER support: Every other Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Middlebury. Call to verify meeting place. Info, 388-6107. People living with cancer and their caretakers convene for support. DEBTORS SUPPORT GROUP: Mondays, 7-8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 21 Buell St., Burlington. Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m., King Street Youth Center, 87 King St., Burlington. Info, call Cameron, 363-3747. BURLINGTON MEN’S GROUP: Ongoing Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 877-3742. Area men are invited to join this weekly group for varied discussions and drumming. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Daily meetings in various locations. Free. Info, 860-8382. Want to overcome a drinking problem? Take the first step of 12 and join a group in your area. AL-ANON: Ongoing Wednesdays, 8 p.m. First Congregational Church, N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Free. Info, 655-6512. Seven other locations also. Info, 860-8388. Do you have a friend or relative with an alcohol problem? Al-Anon can help. DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL violence: WomenSafe offers free, confidential support groups in Addison County for women who have experienced domestic

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MAN-TO-MAN CHAMPLAIN VALLEY PROSTATE CANCER: Support group meets 5 p.m., 2nd Tuesday of each month in the board room of

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter Meeting. Bethany Church, 115 Main Street, Montpelier. Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15 p.m. For info call Linda at 476-8345.

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Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Inc., a nonprofit anti-poverty agency, seeks an experienced financial manager with a strong background in nonprofit fund accounting and computerized accounting systems. Home Instead Senior Care, a provider of non-medical companionship and home helper services to seniors in their homes, is seeking friendly, cheerful, and dependable people. CAREGivers assist seniors with companionship, light housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care, errands, and more. Part-time, flexible scheduling, including: Daytime, evening, weekend and overnight shifts currently available. No heavy lifting.

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CVCAC, a nonprofit human service agency serving central Vermont since 1965, seeks an energetic, creative and productive addition to its missiondriven development team. The Development Special Projects Associate will bring a proven history of success in capital campaigns, special events, marketing, and local (private sector) fund development. This new position is 25 hours/week with benefits and the potential to become full-time based on productivity and success. S/he should have a minimum of a B.A., demonstrated success in fundraising for nonprofits, and excellent research, oral and written communication skills. Capital campaign, individual and corporate donor cultivation experience is essential. Knowledge of economic, social and cultural issues of importance to people with limited resources is ideal. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on multiple deadlines while maintaining a sense of humor is important. CVCAC offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and a friendly, informal work environment. Please send your resume, a brief writing sample, and a letter telling us why working at CVCAC interests you, and three references postmarked no later than October 23. This position will remain open until filled.

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Community Integration Specialists- Lamoille Community Connections is currently recruiting individuals to work as Community Integration Specialists in our Developmental Services program. Community Integration Specialists provide services and supports to persons with developmental disabilities. Community Integration Specialists help promote development and growth of practical life skills including selfhelp, socialization and the adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in community-based settings. Transportation of consumers to various community locations is a necessary component of the CIS work. These positions include part time, full time and substitute positions. Send resumes to: Director of Human Resources, LCMHS, 72 Harrel St., Morrisville, VT 05661 or email to Shared Living Provider- Lamoille Community Connections is seeking shared living support for a 55 yr. old woman with developmental disabilities and intensive personal care needs. The ideal candidate would also provide shared living support for her elderly mother, who wishes to remain a caregiver to her daughter for as long as she possibly can. The ideal candidate would have a handicap-accessible home in Morrisville or surrounding area, or would be willing to move into the home of this mother-daughter team. Generous stipend and team support provided to the right person(s). Send application to: Director of Human Resources, LCMHS, 72 Harrel St., Morrisville, VT 05661 or email to Long-Term Shared Living Providers Needed- Lamoille Community Connections Developmental Services is looking to expand its pool of Shared Living Providers in Lamoille County. We serve a wide variety of people with developmental disabilities who need a home and caregivers at any given point. People who apply must be serious about the care of others and helping them reach their goals in life. Shared Living Providers may be responsible for many different aspects of a person’s care and growth. It is not an easy job, but it can be one of the most rewarding ones that anyone could ever have. We look to match people’s interest and abilities to ensure long-term placements. We need all types of different homes, which could include a single person, couples, people with or without children, and people who are just up for a challenge. Send application to: Director of Human Resources, LCMHS, 72 Harrel St., Morrisville, VT 05661 or email to

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Request for Proposals PRIDE Curriculum Educational Outreach and Implementation The Vermont State Plan for Independent Living conducts and supports an ongoing education initiative. The PRIDE curriculum (Promoting Respect and Inclusion through Disability-studies Education) is a K-12 standards-based curriculum that has been developed to offer a new perspective in disability studies. PRIDE addresses the disability community as a political, social, and cultural group – it is thought to be the first of its kind in the nation. The SILC and the State of Vermont are soliciting proposals from individuals, groups and/or organizations who will advance the implementation phase of the PRIDE project over a 21-month period. The funds available for this contract are $59,500. The contract will require the development and implementation of a plan that will result in heightened awareness regarding the PRIDE curriculum and increased implementation in Vermont schools.


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The position provides an excellent communicator and writer. cessful experience working with groups collaboratively withto others. experience withyears of a work mix of tasks requiring attention detail, a Requires Bachelor’s degree and two of young children, and knowledge of Oversee and manage website maintenance and development for GetEducated. knowledge of financial recordkeeping, good experience in nonprofit fundraising is word-processing, spreadsheet com, the pre-eminent consumer watchdog group that rates, ranks, and verifies early childhood education required. organizational skills and the ability to work and database programs. the cost, quality and credibility of online colleges. required. Full-time position Submit resume and three references to collaboratively with experience others. Requires experiBookkeeping preferred; experience with nonprofitwith excellent benefits. Please include resume, 3 letters ence with word-processing, spreadsheet and address below. Website Developer skill set includes: organizations helpful. Previous experience, database programs. Bookkeeping experience administrative of reference and salary requirements: reACH uP CAsework • Linux; Apache; MySQL, PHP preferred; experience with nonprofit organigood writing/communication skills desired. EOE. Competitive MAnAger • Joomla CMS Leisa Pollander zations helpful. Previous administrative ex• Subversion version control To provide dedicated, communityperience, good writing/communication skills Executive Director benefits package. Please provide cover letter and resume • OpenX desired. EOE. Competitive benefits package. based case management services for Sara Holbrook Community Ctr. • Plesk Panel to Laurie VHCB, 58 East Street, Montpelier, Please provideGraves, cover letter and resume to State the Milton Family Community Center’s 66 North Avenue • Google Analytics Laurie Graves, VHCB, 58 East State Street, contract program with the State of Vermont 05602. Position open until filled. For aVTcopy of Burlington, 05401 • Search Engine Optimization Montpelier, Vermont 05602. Position open Vermont, Economic Services, Reach Up until a copy of the job thefilled. jobFordescription, calldescription, 828-3250 orApplications see accepted until position is filled. program. Working knowledge of human Website Manager skill set includes: call 828-3250 or see employEqual Opportunity Employer. No phone development, case management and employment.htm • Project management: task, time and budget management ment.htm. Milton After School Kids, a state-licensed childcare program for school-agers is seeking an Assistant Coordinator. Previous experience working with groups of children plus at least four college courses related to early childhood or elementary education AND a positive background check required. Send resume and three references to Jen Hayes, Milton Family Community Center, Po Box 619, Milton, Vt 05468

understanding of the culture of poverty required. Bachelor’s degree in human services and ability to travel also required. Send resume and list of three references to: Brett Chornyak Milton Family Community Center P.o. Box 619, Milton, Vt 05468

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Competitive bidding and cost control Proactive identification of projects and resources Coordination of website-related tasks with employees and contractors Interface with hosting company Superior verbal and written communication skills

Location: Essex Junction-Winooski, VT Requires: Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years experience. Stellar references. Resume, letter, plus salary requirements:

Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

calls please. Full job description online at:

Supporting affordable housing & conservation Supporting affordable housing & the conservation of agricultural of agricultural and recreational lands, historic and recreational lands, historic properties and natural areas. properties and natural areas.

attention recruiters:

18 Travel Consultants/Agents Six travel consultants/agents needed immediately; bonus/commissions. Part/full-time. Will train.

Call Phyllis 802-343-0331.

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United Way of Franklin & Grand Isle seeks P/T TemP CamPaign assoCiaTe

Hospitality Serving Franklin & Grand Isle counties

to begin immediately through February 2010. Candidates must be highly organized & have excellent communication skills. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Send resume & cover letter to: or mail to: FgiUW executive Director Po Box 387, st. albans, VT 05478


Do you thrive in a positive, forward, can-do culture with an ever-important social mission?

Seeking a responsible individual with great customer service skills for a full-time maintenance position. Hotel maintenance experience preferred.

Community support worker

RETAIL ASSISTANT for Packing and Shipping Store located in Waterbury. Position is PT and requires good customer service skills. Knowledge of Photoshop helpful but not required. Email resume to:

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This is an amazing opportunity to get a head start in the future You may e-mail your of cable installation as a Triple play installation Technician and resume to: FTTH Technicians. This is a long-term and permanent W2 employment position with an initial 90-day probationary period. Work will be performed in Holiday Inn—Burlington VT. you will be performing fiber splicing and full cable triple play installations 1068 Williston Road – Voip, high-speed data, digital video and trouble calls. Excellent opportunity “Building Bridges in the Community” South Burlington, VT to learn the ins and outs of FTTH while performing tasks and duties that are 05403 NCSS, Inc., 107 Fisher Pond Road, familiar to experienced cable techs. St. Albans, VT 05478 • EOE QualiFicaTionS: Must be a quality-minded individual, reliable with a can-do attitude, willing to work flexible schedules within a 6-day workweek. Must possess strong 1x2-NCSS-CommSupp100709.indd 1 10/5/09 12:38:26 PM 1x2-HolidayInn100709.indd 1 10/5/09 3:09:34 PM troubleshooting skills in Voip, HSi & video. ncTi certificates a plus, but not required. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must possess a valid driver’s license ContaCt MiChelle: with a good driving record. Must be able to carry a ladder and climb to various heights. Successful candidates will have to pass a criminal background check 865-1020 x21 Director of Leadership and Annual Giving and drug screening. Assistant Director of Leadership and Annual Giving oTHEr rEQuirEMEnTS: ownership of hand tools is required, a laptop is a State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh plus. BEnEFiTS: Medical, dental, 401k, ad&d/life insurance, paid holiday and For more details and to apply, visit vacation time. and select “Part-Time Faculty Positions” please apply via email please apply via email at SUNYCollegeatPlattsburghisanequalopportunityemployercommittedtoexcellencethroughdiversity.

Please visit our website,, for position details, application links, additional listings and to learn more about NCSS!




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Addison County Home Health & Hospice is looking for interested RNs for the following full-time positions:

2x2-broadbandaccess100709.indd 1 PM Leaps & Bounds is looking 10/5/09 for 5:55:25 motivated, flexible team players to join our growing childcare team. Founded in 1787, Castleton is a college community that values personal interaction with students and among colleagues. Your work Must have experience, education and will be appreciated here. You can help us make a difference in the a sense of humor! Pay based on lives of our students, and for the benefit of Vermont. education and experience.

Contact Krista at 802-879-2021 or

QUALITY ASSURANCE/ UTILIZATION REVIEW NURSE Responsibilities include: Auditing all OASIS documents for accuracy and consistency in data; reviewing each CMS 485 start of care and recertification to assure clinical data is consistent with corresponding OASIS documents; working collaboratively with clinicians in problem solving relating to accuracy in documentation and working closely and collaboratively with our QA Specialist in monitoring data analysis. Proven, working knowledge of OASIS and a background in home health is highly desirable.

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RN/PERSONAL CARE COORdINATOR - MEdICAId WAIVER PROgRAM This RN will provide assistance to the Medicaid Waiver Case Manager supporting/providing educational programs to staff; provide skilled patient assessments related to Choices for Care Program; participate in guidance/oversight of in-home education and orientation of staff, audits and supervision of the department Scheduler.

Qualified candidates should be a licensed RN in Vermont; have a minimum of two years experience; possess a collaborative approach to teaching and a desire to educate and motivate clinicians and direct patient care staff.

Send resume to: or directly to ACHHH, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.

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Governor’s Institutes of VT Executive Director sought to provide leadership in an exciting organization offering artistically and academically challenging summer and winter Institutes for high school students. Candidates will be accomplished nonprofit professionals with education background and experience. Professional management experience is required, with excellent leadership, resource development and operations management skills. Full job description can be requested at givcol@ Salary: $55,000 - $60,000 (plus generous benefits) depending on experience. Cover letter and resume by 10/30/09 to: or Executive Director transition team Governor’s institutes of vermont 100 State St. Ste. 334 Montpelier, vt 05602. EoE.

Castleton State College seeks an individual to serve as Spartan Arena Director. This individual will direct and oversee the overall operations, business management and marketing of the College’s Spartan Arena. Promote the facilities and use of Arena to a variety of constituencies. Coordinate, schedule and arrange for programming and activities in the Arena. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, business management, sales, marketing, sports administration, recreation, physical education, or other appropriate discipline, plus three to four years relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. Salary for this full-time position is within the VSC salary range for Grade 13 plus an excellent benefit package. This position is included in the VSC UP-SUP Bargaining Unit. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Forward resume, cover letter, three reference contacts, and application ( to:

Office of Human Resources Castleton State College Castleton, VT 05735. CSC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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“We have been advertising with Seven Days for a few years and found it to be very effective. Having Seven Days available on both the New York and Vermont sides of the lake is very important to our businesses. Recently we had to fill a management position for our hotel in Plattsburgh. We knew that we would have to branch out of this area to find someone with the specific experience required. I received numerous applications, and we ended up hiring someone from Vermont for this position. It has been great working with a professional like Michelle Brown. She gets back to me very quickly and often shares ideas that suit our needs.” JULIE A. KRAMER

Vice President/Controller Nine Platt Hospitality Group Plattsburgh, NY




connecting companies + candidates — 24/7. To advertise, contact Michelle: 865-1020 x21, or post the position at


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your future starts here. CAREER ADVICE

How did they start up?


Hear from successful founder CEOs in a series of talks that examines the uniqueness of Vermont’s entrepreneurfounded creative technology companies. 11 am: Richard Tarrant, Jr., MyWebGrocer 12 pm: Adam Alpert, BioTek 1 pm: Steve Arms, MicroStrain 2 pm: Lisa Groeneveld, Logic Supply 3 pm: Paul Millman, Chroma Technology 4 pm: Michael Jager, JDK Design

Who’s on the cutting edge?

Invent Yourself! Meet the agencies and schools that can help you get your business off the ground. The day includes a workshop series and technical help organized by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce. Learn about:

The most innovative Vermont companies will exhibit and demonstrate their products in a two-floor showcase like no other! Drop in on your favorite shop, discover what they’re working on and who they like to hire. Exhibitors include:

• Getting financing • Writing a business plan • Applying for grants and assistance • Marketing and branding your idea

• BioTek • Bluehouse Group • Competitive Computing • • NRG Systems • Vermont Energy Investment Corp.

Affordable exhibition space is filling up fast! Reserve your booth at: or

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Men's Wearhouse is collecting gently used professional attire for those in need this month. Linking Learning to Life (LLL) will be distributing the donated duds for FREE at the Jam!


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