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OCTOBER 19-26, 2011 VOL.17 NO.7


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undreds of Vermonters rallied last weekend to show their support for protesters who have been “occupying” Wall Street since midSeptember. Seven Days political columnist Shay Totten attended the protests in Burlington and wrote about them on Blurt, the Seven Days staff blog. Protesters have been staging “occupy” rallies in Burlington for the last four weeks; Saturday’s gathering was the largest yet. Roughly 500 people turned out to march up Church Street. Totten shot footage of the procession. His video captures marchers chanting various slogans, from “Stand up, fight back!” to “We are the 99 percent!” Totten also recorded folksinger Woody Guthrie’s granddaughter, Sarah Lee Guthrie, and her husband, musician Johnny Irion, energizing the crowd by singing Guthrie’s classic “This Land Is Your Land.” Their rendition included some of the folksinger’s lesser-known subversive verses. Sunday’s rally in Burlington drew a smaller crowd, but participants took on a big task — creating a set of objectives for the nascent movement, which encompasses causes ranging from getting corporate money out of politics, to supporting labor unions, to shutting down Vermont Yankee. Read Totten’s coverage, and see the videos, at

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Porter Airlines hopes to lure Canadian skiers to Vermont with twice-weekly flights between BTV and Toronto. At last, Burlington “International” lives up to its name.



1. “Is Irene to Blame for Vermont’s Rising Unemployment? Yes and No” by Andy Bromage. Tropical Storm Irene wiped out jobs, but it also kick-started the state’s ailing construction industry. 2. “Green Mountain Powell” by Ken Picard. Green Mountain Power CEO Mary Powell is transforming Vermont’s utility landscape. 3. “Meet the Burly Girls” by Sarah Tuff. The Burlington Women’s Rugby Football Club is headed to the New England play-offs — and team members have the black eyes and broken ribs to show for it. 4. Fair Game: “Bargain Hunting” by Shay Totten. Will Gov. Peter Shumlin renege on the agreement to restore the “temporary” 3 percent pay cut that state workers took two years ago? 5. “An Asian Resto Reborn” by Alice Levitt. A new generation is spicing things up with Korean and Thai cuisines at Winooski’s Peking Duck House.


Yet another Vermont court gave Gil Rhoades a 90-day deadline to remove as many as 1 million tires from his Milton property. Anyone got a shredder? FACING FACTS COMPILED BY SEVEN DAYS EDITORS

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That’s how much money Gov. Shumlin says it would take to fix Vermont’s flood-ravaged roads in a “worst-case” scenario, according to Shumlin is lobbying Congress to send more federal aid to Vermont to avert a “financial disaster” for the state.

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Glad to hear that Mary Powell is getting a nod from Seven Days [“Green Mountain Powell,” October 12], as well as Rep. Tony Klein, who is from East Montpelier, not Montpelier, as stated twice in the print version. Different town, different zip code! Kenric Kite


Editor’s note: Our copy editor made that change because the online Vermont Legislature Legislative Directory lists Klein at a Montpelier address.


[Re Fair Game, September 21 and 28]: Let me see if I have this right. Jonathan Leopold is treasurer of Burlington College’s board of trustees. Burlington College has sent several “students” to the Andros Beach Club in the Caribbean at a cost of approximately $17,000 to “study” coastal ecosystems. And guess what, the beach club is owned by the Leopold family. But Mr. Leopold claims that he had nothing to do with the deal! Then we find out that the college sent the Vermont Woodworking School a check for $55,000 and began offering a course at the school. And guess what? The school is run by the ex-president’s



Dickey’s Barbecue Pit did not open in Plattsburgh on October 18 as forecast in last week’s food news story, “Fair Weather Food.” As of press time, there is no new opening date. daughter. What’s the next step, offering a woodworking school at Andros Beach Club?! Gerald Jeffords MILTON


Given the increasing research finding a link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer, I find the Leunig’s Bistro ad in support of the Breast Care Center — showing Ms. Conlon holding a wineglass the size of a wastebasket — a little hard to swallow. Hope Johnson



Are we living in the Dark Ages again [“A Nationwide Drug Shortage Afflicts Patients in Vermont,” September 28]? Rationing life-saving drugs, drug companies playing with the lives of human beings? Of course, there are many

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Re [Blurt, “Hundreds of Protesters ‘Occupy’ Burlington During Downtown Rally,” October 9]: I have had a run-in or two with the Burlington Police Department, and maybe more than I’d like to admit outside of Vermont. I’ve always said we are lucky to have true “peacekeepers” here in Burlington. With the recent Occupy Burlington movement that has arisen in solidarity with the occupation of Wall Street, the Burlington PD has really shown its true colors, and we residents of Burlington couldn’t be luckier. Officers have shown incredible patience and compassion and, in a world where these types of movements have led again and again to police brutality, I think they really deserve to be recognized as doing a wonderful job.

world by big business, and the failure of government to do more than collude in the process. But Totten was wrong to imply that opposition to the Lowell project is primarily a NIMBY affair. Few, if any, of the campers are people whose backyard vistas will be marred by the towers. For the most part, they object to the project’s environmental costs: In addition to turning a pristine mountain ridge into a noisy industrial park, GMP’s roads, concrete pads and towers will, among other things, fragment sensitive bear habitat, damage the headwaters of a half dozen streams and pose a threat to Vermont’s dwindling bat population. The campers are also understandably angry over the Shumlin administration’s rubber-stamping of a project that should never have survived ANR review. Vermont can make good use of small-scale, decentralized, locally controlled wind, hydro, solar and biomass energy. And if we can’t produce enough power that way to support night skiing at Stowe, 24/7 web surfing and video games in every kid’s bedroom, maybe the solution isn’t a Vermont version of mountaintop removal; maybe we need to rethink our way of life. Steven Gorelick Walden

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Shay Totten was right to link the Wall Street occupation with the campout on Lowell Mountain [Fair Game, October 5] aimed at preventing Green Mountain Power from erecting a string of 460-foot wind towers on the ridgeline. In both cases, people are protesting the steamrolling of communities and the natural




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The biomass story needs some important clarifications [“Renewable or Retrograde? A Biomass Plant Proposed for Fair Haven Sparks Controversy,” October 5]. It is not my calculations but the developers’ own air permit and EPA data, which are publicly available, that demonstrate the proposed Fair Haven biomass power plant would emit carbon dioxide at a 52 percent higher rate than a 50-year-old coal plant and 293 percent higher than a new natural gas plant. The air permit and EPA data also show the supposedly “clean” woodburning power plant would emit higher rates of many conventional air pollutants — such as particulates — than the 50-year-old coal plant. Additionally, the developer’s own wood-supply report demonstrates they will annually need to cut hundreds of thousands of tons of trees, not just use “tops and branches,” because forestry residues could only provide less than 20 percent of the wood required. Regarding McNeil, it largely burns trees, not “waste,” and just because you cannot see the pollution doesn’t mean it is not there. McNeil also emits a higher rate of carbon dioxide and conventional pollutants than a coal plant, so I hope the Intervale is monitoring for the dioxins and other 78 pollutants emitted from the McNeil smokestack. Maybe Burlington residents mistakenly think McNeil is clean because BED publishes a chart that fraudulently claims McNeil emits 13,507 tons of pollutants, when, in fact, the EPA database shows it emitting more than 445,000 tons. Tree-fueled biomass is not “clean” and “green”; it is a colossal “greenwash” meant to obtain millions of dollars in public subsidies. burlington and northampton, mass.

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Matera works for Massachusetts Forest Watch. Reporter’s note: According to McNeil plant manager John Irving, the 13,507 figure reflects “net emissions” from the plant, while the 445,000 figure represents “gross emissions” — a distinction not noted in the BED report. Net emissions account for carbon sequestered by the trees before burning; gross emissions

do not. The net emissions for McNeil are estimates based on forest-life-cycle modeling by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., according to Irving, who said future BED reports would clarify the difference or omit this figure altogether. Scientists disagree about the carbon impact of biomass electricity, and officials at the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources do not consider it carbon neutral. A 2010 report commissioned by the State of Massachusetts found that biomass electricity’s carbon impact could be worse than coal for a period of several decades before it started paying off the carbon debt.

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Paul Burns’ letter [Feedback, August 17] does little to reassure. That most Vermonters support wind power shows what anyone can discover by talking. Most don’t know much about the downside and are not likely to learn from established interests: power companies, investors and the so-called “leading environmental groups.” If it weren’t so tragic, the idea that “significant wind resources” (Vermont’s are not significant) should be “harnessed in responsible ways that minimize environmental impacts” would be laughable. Gaz Métro (via Green Mountain Power) plans to use 800,000 pounds of explosives to level a pristine mountain range in the very heart of the Northeast Kingdom, home to every regional species of wildlife and surrounded by farms and small towns, all of which will be impacted. This is not minimal; it’s an environmental catastrophe. Saying wind has to be part of the mix to make a “healthy balance” does not make it so. The reduction of greenhouse gases is tiny, and his estimates of the percentage of power are ridiculously optimistic. Also derisory is his criticism of “fringe groups that oppose all reasonable wind development” because they haven’t opposed Vermont Yankee. What a crime! People whose lives are about to be turned upside down, who stand to lose what they’ve worked for their whole lives (in many cases, generations), have enough to do trying to stop this moneydriven madness without having to satisfy a PIRG member’s idea of political correctness. It’s more than just words to us, Paul. Fred Scholz albany



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an abominable snowman in expensive gear; he’s a totally stoked Vermonter DIGGING THE SNOW. That’s what we do, in one way or another. If riding is more your thing, we explore two options in this issue: SNOWBOARDS AND BICYCLES. Apparently two-wheeling it in winter, for some, is a perfectly acceptable way to get from point A to point B. One word: layers. As for boards, Sarah Tuff visits a tiny company in Rupert called POWDERJET that’s turning out old-school backcountry versions, one at a time. And at snowboard central, aka BURTON, Lauren Ober takes a tour of the new prototype facility, named in honor of the late, great rider Craig Kelly. Slide safe, people, whatever you ride.


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Winter preview: Ski champ Donna Weinbrecht teaches her tricks at Killington BY LAUREN OBER

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Winter preview: With PowderJet snowboards, Jesse Loomis rides the retro wave


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Aaron Flinn, Miss Ready Blossom and the Seed of Dreams; Pulse Prophets, Greater Love

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Weinbrecht coaches at Killington

VTers build a backcountry board


Hardy cyclists praise winter biking

Music news and views BY DAN BOLLES

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Visiting Vermont’s art venues

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“No word is superfluous, and no note is, either,” wrote the New Yorker of GILLIAN WELCH’s latest release, The Harrow & The Harvest. The painstaking perfection for which the singer-songwriter and her longtime musical partner, Dave Rawlings, are known explains the eightyear wait in between albums. No matter; listeners reap the benefits of their lilting, sparse Americana at the Flynn.

How do you sum up a lifetime of work? If you’re painter Catherine Childs, better known as “Catchi,” you plaster it all over the walls and let it speak for itself. The Vermonter’s retrospective at Morrisville’s River Arts ranges from sun-dappled still lifes to soft, hazy portraits to landscapes dripping with color. Soak it up through November 7.




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Enough with the water. What the state needs now is some soap — metaphorically speaking, at least. In the wake of Irene, Gov. Shumlin has declared Saturday Vermont Cleanup Day, a single-day push for financial donations and community assistance, whether mucking out basements or dispatching debris. Got a helping hand? SEE THIS AND OTHER IRENE BENEFITS ON PAGE 51


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Radio Heads

Listening to a live radio broadcast, it’s easy to forget the madness and mayhem taking place behind the dials. Sneak a peek at QUEEN CITY RADIO HOUR, a LEWIS BLACK is angry. That much we can gather by looking at his website frenetic production of sketch comedy and sound — each click gives way to a little explosion of bloodlike spatter — or, of course, effects that’s performed now and recorded for later. listening to his biting comedy, which rips apart the topics of religion, politics and Don’t miss musical guest Antje Duvekot (pictured) American culture. At heart, though, the toughest critic is also an optimist, and and a sly comedy bit called “Slender Pickens’ Rural he’ll rant to rave reception at the Paramount. Dating & Mating Service.”

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s the cozy relationship between the administration of Gov. PETER SHUMLIN and Green Mountain Power just a little too cozy? 1 Large 1-Topping Pizza State Sen. VINCE ILLUZZI (R-Essex/ 6 Wings • 2 Liter Coke Product Orleans) thinks so. On Monday, Illuzzi 1 Pint of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream delivered a petition signed by 30 Vermonters to the Vermont Public Service Board, the quasi-judicial body Plus tax. Delivery & take out only. Expires 10/31/11 that regulates state utilities, asking it to appoint a special independent counsel 973 Roosevelt Highway to represent ratepayers to review the Colchester • 655-5550 sale of Central Vermont Public Service to GMP. That job would normally fall to the Department of Public Service, an 12v-ThreeBros1011.indd 1 10/5/11 3:10 PM arm of the executive branch. Illuzzi, who says he organized the to 4050 williston rd., so. Burlington petition as a ratepayer rather than as a senator, believes the intertwined relamany items at tionship between Team Shumlin and “garage sale” prices! GMP compromise the administration’s ability to be a true consumer advocate in sale apparel 40-50%oFF the merger case. Backing him up are Burlington atselect running, walking, torneys MICHAEL BURAK and SAMUEL PRESS, BasketBall, cross-training both of whom worked as DPS consumer shoes & soccer cleats $15 advocates in the 1980s. The pair argue that Shumlin’s full-throated support for reeF sandals the merger has compromised DPS’ abil50% oFF ity to be objective and independent. As Fair Game has previously reported, yoga videos $5 Team Shumlin is practically a wholly owned subsidiary of Green Mountain Power. To wit: Three members of Shumlin’s 340 Dorset St, So. Burlington, Next to MT Bellies Deli • Mon-Fri: 10-6; Sat: transition team — ELIZABETH BANKOWSKI, 10-5; Sun: 12-5 • 863-3233 KATHY HOYT and STEVE TERRY — had direct ties to the utility; GMP CEO MARY POWELL chaired Shumlin’s inaugural 12v-womensource101911.indd 1 10/17/11 4:22 PM committee; GMP exec NEALE LUNDERVILLE has been hired to head up the state’s recovery efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene; and DPS Commissioner LIZ MILLER’s husband is a partner in the law firm that represents GMP before the Public Service Board. If the merger is approved, GMP and its parent company, Montréal-based Gaz Métro, would control roughly 70 percent of the state’s electric wholesale, retail and distribution markets. “No one is likely to examine it with the healthy skepticism and independence necessary in a deal of this significance to A HEALTHY BODY the state,” Burak told Fair Game. BEGINS WITH DPS Commissioner Miller veheA HEALTHY SPINE mently disagrees. In an email to Fair Game before Illuzzi filed his petition, RUSHFORD FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Miller said Shumlin — despite his sup100 Dorset Street, Suite 21 • 860-3336 port of the merger — expects the partment “to do its job to ensure that








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any merger is in the public interest and serves the general good of the state of Vermont. “There are a number of aspects of the merger petition that I expect the department will strongly advocate for that are different than the position taken by the companies,” noted Miller. Those include ratepayer benefits, total savings and the ownership of the Vermont Electric Power Company, the state’s transmission network. Press is skeptical about whether the merger truly serves the “general good of the state of Vermont” given the concentration of power, and profits, going out of state.



“An important debate should be had about whether Vermont wants to structure its economy around one mega-utility,” said Press. “The only thing worse than having two 800-pound gorillas is having only one.”

Dems’ Fightin’ Words

It’s official: State Sen. TIM ASHE (D/PChittenden) announced Monday he’s running for mayor of Burlington as a Democrat. Ashe will face three others vying for the Democratic nomination at the party’s November 13 caucus: State Rep. JASON LORBER, city councilor and deputy state’s attorney BRAM KRANICHFELD, and housing developer and airport commissioner MIRO WEINBERGER. In his announcement, Ashe took aim at his Democratic rivals, saying he has the most experience and that the list of challenges facing the city leaves “no time for long learning curves.” After welcoming him to the race, Weinberger was quick to jab Ashe for what he thinks is the senator’s biggest liability: his past support for Mayor BOB KISS and Burlington Telecom.

“Democratic caucus voters have a clear choice about who is best suited to lead Burlington forward: a candidate such as me, who has repeatedly spoken out against the Kiss administration and truly represents a fresh start, or Tim Ashe, who Republicans will relentlessly attack as a longtime political ally and supporter of Bob Kiss and his management of Burlington Telecom,” said Weinberger. Ashe disagrees with Weinberger’s assessment. “I would say my level of satisfaction with Mayor Kiss is evidenced by the fact that I’m in the race to replace our current administration,” said Ashe. Then there’s his support of BT. At a statewide meeting of Progressives in November 2009, Ashe dismissed concerns about BT’s financial health and long-term viability. That was two months after BT’s $17 million debt to taxpayers was first revealed. “There is no scandal, there is no controversy, and there is no poor health of our municipally owned telecom service,” said Ashe. “Burlington Telecom is off to a very good start.” If by “good start” he meant more than $50 million in debt with no plan to repay the money, then, sure, it’s all peachy keen. Ashe is unapologetic for his BT boosterism. He still wants to see the muni telecom succeed. That doesn’t mean he supports how BT has been managed. “One of my biggest frustrations is that this administration held back from every member of the city council information that would have prevented us from making statements that, in retrospect, make all of us look somewhat foolish for believing that things were not in as bad a shape as they were,” said Ashe. For their part, Lorber and Kranichfeld extended friendlier welcomes to Ashe. “I welcome Tim to the race and look forward to a great caucus in November,” Kranichfeld told Fair Game. “Our momentum is strong, and we will be coming into the caucus with confidence.” Responding to Ashe’s experience claim, Kranichfeld said his three years as a city councilor would allow him to “hit the ground running as mayor.” Lorber added, “My campaign is working well, and we’re going to continue doing what we’re doing.” Lorber said his “backyard brainstorms” — informal conversations with Burlingtonians

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— have created a two-way dialogue missing in city politics. “Transparency and accountability are more than just buzzwords for me.” Like his Democratic rivals, Ashe says the next mayor’s first job is to tackle the city’s pressing financial issues that center around BT, the airport and the underfunded public pensions. “The progress on those three issues has been hindered by the constant fighting among the council, the administration and the public,” said Ashe, who works for nonprofit housing developer Cathedral Square. “My history in Burlington runs deep. I’ve lived in the city longer than any other candidate. I’ve done more business than any other candidate in the private sector here in the form of millions and millions of dollars of construction projects. I have very good working relationships with the congressional delegation. I don’t see that any other candidate brings that breadth to the table.” (Ashe is the domestic partner of Seven Days publisher Paula Routly. See disclosure on page 7.)

Kiss will announce in early November whether he’ll seek a third three-year term. “Will I go to the caucus and fight it out with Bob Kiss?” said Ashe. “The answer is no.”

Greedy and the Governor

Gov. Peter Shumlin is turning up the rhetorical heat in his attempt to bully, er, persuade roughly 80 unionized state employees to drop a grievance against his administration. The workers filed a grievance after being denied extra pay for emergency work they performed immediately after Tropical Storm Irene flooded the state office complex in Waterbury — as provided for in their labor contract. Shumlin argues that the grievance is turning the public against the state’s hardworking employees. “The people who are souring the milk here are the 70 or 80 state employees who are claiming that because they were displaced from their workplace they should deserve double pay,” the gov said on VPR’s “Vermont Edition” on Friday. Shumlin couldn’t stop there and said publicly what he’s been implying all along: State employees are being greedy. The governor asked the workers to “stop being greedy in a time of crisis. There is no tolerance in the state of Vermont for greed in a time of crisis.” Hey, what an idea. Maybe the governor can ask private contractors to not charge the state overtime in this “time of crisis.” Or he can ask his top staffers to give back the tens of thousands of dollars that make up the difference between what their predecessors made and what they bring home. Or maybe Shumlin — whose net worth is roughly $10 million — can ask his fellow 1 percenters to pitch in with higher taxes in this “time of crisis.” You know the saying: Never let a good crisis go to waste. m


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With state Sen. Tim Ashe’s entrance into the race, the age-old Burlington question arises: Will enough Democrats see beyond his Progressive pedigree to endorse his candidacy? Ashe believes his fusion approach to politics is the best hope for Democrats to ensure that Republican Kurt Wright doesn’t win the mayor’s race in March by splitting the left. A vocal group of Democrats would like to see a purebred “D” win the caucus, to exorcise the ghosts of 1981, when Bernie SanderS won the mayor’s office as an independent — sending Democrats into a 30-year exile from the mayor’s office. Progressives support Ashe’s bid, which may concern Democrats who worry that Ashe represents nothing more than putting lipstick on a Prog. “I think he would be a fantastic unity candidate, and Progressives would like to see someone who can get people to work together,” said elijah Bergman, vice chairman of Burlington’s Progressive Party. Ashe tells Fair Game that if Mayor Bob Kiss opts to run for reelection as a Progressive, he won’t openly challenge the mayor at the December 11 party caucus. Ashe said he’s running as a Democrat but would accept the Progressives’ endorsement if offered.


Occupy Lowell Mountain? Despite Court Order, Opponents Camp Near GMP Blasting Zone B y K En Pi CA R d

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he strenuous climb up Lowell Mountain is a wet and muddy slog. After skirting the Nelsons’ pasture, an old logging road climbs steadily through the woods and becomes narrow, steep and slippery. Cairns and surveyor’s tape mark the entire route, as do the ankledeep footprints of hikers who have come before.

Protesters camped on the Nelsons’ property near the blasting zone

GMP’s leader of external affairs and customer relations, invited the Nelsons to meet at a Stowe coffee shop to try to resolve their differences. Following the hourlong meeting, GMP offered to buy the Nelsons’ farm, which has been on the market for more than a decade, for the asking price of $1.25 million. Powell says she’s sure some Vermont farmers would “embrace” the idea of having wind turbines visible from their land. But GMP’s carrot also came with a stick — a letter from GMP’s attorneys warning the couple that if they don’t keep campers out of the blasting zone, they could be held liable for as much as $1 million for “tortious interference” with the project. According to Powell, the Nelsons took GMP’s offer “under advisement” for 24 hours, then

counteroffered with an even higher asking price of $2.25 million. “If they’re gonna sue me for $1 million, I’m gonna add a million to the price tag,” Don Nelson explains. “It’s high-stakes poker, and I don’t intend to sell out to the enemy if I can help it.” Late last week, GMP obtained a temporary restraining order from an Orleans County Superior Court judge requiring the Nelsons to keep campers at least 1000 feet away from the blasting zone for at least one hour before and after blasting is scheduled to occur. The Nelsons say the blasting constitutes “a trespass and a nuisance” and violates their property rights. They plan to be in court on Thursday to try to get the order revoked. From Powell’s perspective, GMP


On a recent afternoon, five hikers follow the trail upward to join the protesters at the top. The party includes Adrian Owens and Allison Van Akkeren, both teachers at Sterling College, and their 13-year-old son, Kestrel; Hannah Fleischmann, a 21-yearold senior at Sterling; and Alex Martin, 16, whose family has lived in the area for at least three generations. Everyone but Martin is visiting the encampment for the first time. For Owens, who teaches outdoor education and leadership classes, this is hardly a first trek up Lowell Mountain. For years, the Nelsons have allowed Sterling College to use their land for winter survival classes. Van Akkeren, who lives in nearby Craftsbury, says she’s not philosophically opposed to wind energy; in fact, her off-the-grid house is powered partly by wind. But she says this kind of ridgeline development doesn’t make sense in Vermont. Worse, she says, she’s put off by what she considers GMP’s heavy-handed approach to the Nelsons.






on Nelson sits in the kitchen of his home on Lowell Mountain, puffing on a pipe, looking bemused, while his wife, Shirley, answers a phone that seems to ring every two minutes. Outside, their dog, Barney, barks incessantly as a new group of visitors, one of many to come through that day, stops in to say hello, expresses support and asks for permission to hike up the mountain behind the house. Ordinarily, the Nelsons’ life isn’t this crowded or chaotic. Over the years, the retired dairy farmers have allowed small groups of hikers, hunters and campers to use their property, a 600-acre spread overlooking a picture-perfect valley in the Northeast Kingdom. But in recent weeks, that trickle of visitors has grown to a steady stream, as more people have learned of the couple’s legal standoff with Green Mountain Power. In May, GMP got permission to start construction on a 21-turbine, 63-megawatt wind farm that will overlook the Nelsons’ property. The $163 million Kingdom Community Wind project, as it’s called, received an overwhelming endorsement from three-quarters of Lowell voters. However, many people on the Nelsons’ side of the mountain oppose the project, calling it too large, destructive and out of character with Vermont’s environmental ethos. In recent weeks, a group of protesters has maintained a round-the-clock encampment on the Nelsons’ land, just a stone’s throw from GMP’s blasting zone. Its members say they’re prepared to stay on the mountain all winter, if necessary, to prevent the project from moving forward. Early last week, Mary Powell, GMP’s president and CEO, and Robert Dostis,

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GMP’s Powell dismisses Wright’s concerns as unwarranted and overblown. She describes GMP’s environmental plan on this project, which includes conserving more than 2000 acres of wilderness for a 175-acre project, as “paradigm breaking.” Moreover, she says, whatever ecological harm occurs during construction will be short term and temporary, and fully remediated by the time the project is complete. Not so, says Wright, who claims that the consequences of bulldozing the topsoil and blasting out the bedrock will be neither short term nor temporary. “Trees grow back. Rocks don’t. Not in our lifetime,” he says. “This is 450 million years of geological movement ... And now we humans, operating under incredible hubris, are going to reorder it for maybe 50 years of [wind-turbine] operation. If there’s a crime against the landscape, I would contend this is one.” Back at the Nelsons’ house, Shirley Nelson chats with an old friend from the area, who’s visited her land to scout for moose-hunting spots. Nelson says she’s seen a few come down off the mountain in recent days — spooked, she theorizes, by GMP’s twice-a-day blasting. Asked if the protesters will make any difference, Nelson just shrugs and smiles. “The mountains have a mystique all their own,” she says. If GMP goes ahead with what they started, she alleges, “Vermont will never be the same again.” m

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teve Wright has been protecting wilderness for most of his 69 years. In the mid ’80s, the Macon, Ga., native served as fish and wildlife commissioner under Vermont Gov. Madeleine Kunin; in recent years he’s worked for the National Wildlife Federation. These days, physical ailments make it harder for Wright to hike, hunt and fish as much as he once did. Nevertheless, he still sports the grizzled look of a mountain man, with his checkered flannel shirt, disheveled beard and wire-rim glasses. He lives in a log cabin in Craftsbury. Wright penned a September 29 op-ed in the New York Times titled “The NotSo-Green Mountains,” which was highly critical of GMP and the Lowell project. Wright’s major beef is his claim that, once GMP levels the ridgeline in order to build access roads to the turbine sites, it will fundamentally and irrevocably reorder the

mountain’s hydrology, creating problems for landowners and municipalities for decades to come. Currently, he explains, the mountain acts like a “huge sponge” to soak up rainfall and then filter the water through the trees, brush, soil and rock below it. But once GMP cuts its road up the ridgeline, “in places twice as wide as I-89, you’re just begging for problems. “Any natural-resources professional will tell you that the best thing you can do about soil is keep it where it is,” Wright adds. “When it starts moving, we have real problems. Just look at central and southern Vermont right now.”

“For me, coming up here is connected to [Occupy] Wall Street,” she says, “the push to buy the Nelsons out, then threatening to sue. We need to stand against that.” Her son, Kestrel, agrees. “It’s the big corporation pushing the little guy around.” After a 40-minute climb that includes short hand-over-hand scrambles up muddy sections of slope, the group finally reaches the encampment. It’s a modest cluster of tents and tarps, with a small fire smoldering in a pit. The whine of a nearby chainsaw fills the air, not from the construction site but from a cluster of other tents farther uphill, where a trio of campers is building a winter shelter. A few dozen yards away, a clear-cut swath of mountainside, largely obscured by fog, is marked off with orange construction tape and yellow warning signs. This is the boundary of GMP’s construction site. No logging or blasting is under way. Though the protesters number fewer than a dozen, they claim they’ve had more than 20 visitors since morning. Nearly all sport name tags with monikers such as “Meadow Hawk,” “Condor” and “Toad.” “Hop Hornbeam,” a thirtysomething activist who’s been staying on Lowell Mountain for several weeks, says each protester goes by the name of a different species “because the trees and animals can’t speak, so we give them a voice.” Hornbeam, who’s originally from Illinois and attended Sterling College years ago, says he supports wind power but only in places where it leaves a small environmental footprint, such as on the Great Plains. “[Building on] ridgetops that don’t have roads doesn’t make any sense,” he says. Moreover, he’d prefer to see GMP spend its $163 million on energy-efficiency projects. “I want to see our wild places stay wild,” he adds. “Just wait and see. When we get power hungry over the next 30 years, the places we’re going to turn to are the rural and wild areas.”


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ill McKibben got the president’s attention by precipitating more than 1000 arrests outside the White House in opposition to the proposed Canada-Texas Keystone XL Pipeline. On October 17, the Washington Post reported “the twoweek demonstration prompted a flurry of calls between White House offices” and the State Department “as administration officials asked to be briefed about the project’s status.” A positive ruling on the pipeline could have an effect on Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, as well: alienating former big donors such as Shelburne resident Barbarina Heyerdahl, who would have otherwise supported him. Heyerdahl and her husband, Aaron, have given a combined total of nearly $120,000 to Obama and the Democratic National Committee over the past three years, the Post reported in an October 7 story about the president’s pipeline-related pitfalls. “I’m profoundly disappointed in him,” Heyerdahl says over coffee at Muddy Waters, pointing to “a whole cascade of decisions” that suggest he didn’t mean what he said about climate change during his 2008 campaign: allowing oil drilling in the Arctic, neglecting to impose strict regulations on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and declining to implement new curbs on smog. Her skepticism has grown to the point where she won’t be writing any more checks to Obama if he approves the carbon conduit that’s become the focus of the climate-change movement. “It’s a baseline issue,” Heyerdahl says of a project that could have catastrophic consequences, according to some climate scientists. “We can fight on lots of environmental fronts, but if we don’t address climate change, those other campaigns will all be secondary,” she says. Heyerdahl’s money comes from her great-grandfather, John Pitcairn, who immigrated to the United States from Scotland in the 19th century. He got a job as a Pennsylvania Railroad telegraph boy, working his way up to become vice president of the company. Pitcairn went

on to score big as an investor in natural gas and then founded Pittsburgh Plate Glass, now known as PPG Industries. Heyerdahl has used her millions to contribute to all four members of Vermont’s liberal pantheon: Gov. Peter Shumlin, Rep. Peter Welch, and senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders have all benefited from her largesse. She has likewise contributed to the Vermont Natural Resources Council, the Vermont Public Interest Research Group and McKibben’s Heyerdahl has been especially impressed with Shumlin, noting he spoke about the carbon overload at every campaign event she attended before deciding to become a donor. “He’s not just ladling out political Kool Aid,” Heyerdahl comments. “He really believes what he’s saying.” She thought Obama did, too. Like many progressives, she regarded the president as a potential mold breaker who would bring a more enlightened consciousness to governing. “Here was this obviously intelligent man with two young daughters who was saying he wants to end ‘the tyranny of oil’ and protect the planet,” Heyerdahl recalls. In addition to signing checks, Heyerdahl signed up as a campaign volunteer. “‘Oh, honey,’” Heyerdahl remembers an Obama campaign director telling her, “‘we don’t need you in Vermont. We need you in Ohio.’” So off she went to the swing state on Election Day, making coffee for voters


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who had lined up before the polls opened in a poor Cleveland neighborhood. As the interview at Muddy’s makes clear, Heyerdahl is a perceptive and articulate political analyst, not just an idealistic heiress. She says, for example, that it’s “spurious” to claim the pipeline will bring the United States oil from a friendly neighbor, when in fact much of the glop from Alberta’s tar sands will likely be exported after reaching Houston. Heyerdahl says she understands the potency of the jobcreation argument in the current economic crisis, but, she asks, “Are we going to sabotage our children’s future for the sake of 20,000 jobs?” That’s the figure some trade unions cite in urging Obama to turn on the taps. Heyerdahl and her husband, a woodwork and physics teacher at the Lake Champlain Waldorf School, have four children of their own: three boys and a girl ranging in age from 8 to 18. Her maternal responsibilities are what prevented her from getting arrested at the White House in late August, Heyerdahl says. She herself is a product of a Waldorf education, having attended the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan from



kindergarten through 12th grade. Heyerdahl got involved in national politics there at age 7. She wrote a letter to President Richard Nixon, urging him to ban the chlorofluorocarbons that were punching holes in the Earth’s ozone shield. Heyerdahl, who studied biology at Barnard College, earned a degree in human ecology from Maine’s College of the Atlantic. “She has substantial expertise,” says Paul Burns, director of VPIRG, on whose board Heyerdahl serves. “She contributes substantially to us, intellectually as well as financially.” After graduation, Heyerdahl worked in Maine as an organic farmer for several years. The family was transplanted to Vermont in 2005 because Aaron — a distant cousin of Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl — got a job at the Waldorf high school in Charlotte. “Our friends told us, ‘If you can’t be a Mainer, you’ve really got only one choice: to be a Vermonter,’” Barbarina Heyerdahl says. Despite her fierce advocacy on environmental issues, Heyerdahl, 47, wants it to be known that she’s no “treehugging” ingenue. “I do get it,” she says with a smile. “I know the political context in Washington has been poisonous for the past three years.” She says she’ll probably join in encircling the White House on November 6, which is McKibben’s next planned action there. And although she could obviously afford to fly, Heyerdahl will board Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express in Castleton for a 10-hour journey to Washington. It’s climate concerns that dictate her choice of travel — that, and the metal hip replacement she recently received. “Airports are enough of a hassle without what happens to me at the metal detector,” Heyerdahl remarks. 






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He’s also traveled to New York, Washington, D.C., and Rhode Island for political and business events. In Vermont, he’s no less at rest — often crisscrossing the state daily in one of his two taxpayer-funded, gas-guzzling SUVs. All of this jet setting makes Team Shumlin’s code name for the boss all the more amusing. Seven Days stumbled across the nickname while reviewing a recent records request. No, it’s not “Shummy,” or “Putney Pete,” or “Gov” or even “Pete.” It’s “GPS.” Funny, right? Since a Global Positioning System is used to help determine someone’s location, and Vermonters might find it hard to keep track of their gov on the go. But according to Shumlin Chief of Staff Bill Lofy, the origin of the nickname is far less interesting: “GPS” is the acronym for Gov. Peter Shumlin.

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of the movie’s stars, TIM KAVANAGH and ANDREW BUTTERFIELD, probably didn’t hurt, either. One hefty grant came from the JOHN M. BISSELL FOUNDATION of Stowe, a nonprofit founded to promote Vermont filmmaking. “We had a pretty sizable budget to work with on this film,” says Butterfield. Butterfield first encountered “Soul Keeper” when the film’s future cinematographer, MICHAEL FISHER, lent him a copy of Citro’s collection Not Yet Dead. Citro originally self-published the book on his imprint, Bat Books, as a limited-edition treat for fans to purchase at his readings and appearances. Now he has made it available online, along with a $1.99 standalone download of the short-story “Soul Keeper,” and a pair of essays about the story’s journey to film and Citro’s lifelong passion for scary tales. “Soul Keeper” follows Carl Congdon (Butterfield) as he descends into alcoholism, crashes his car and is captured by a brand-wielding old man (local stage veteran PAUL SCHNABEL) who claims that Carl died in the accident and must repent to avoid hell. At a reading in February 2009,

FILMING THE FALLOUT True to the name of the VERMONT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, one of the documentaries being shown next week examines nuclear power on both the global and state levels. HILLARY ARCHER’s “Transparent Radiation: Rethinking R the Future of Nuclear Power” actually focuses more on the macro, referring only briefly to the Vermont Yankee nuke plant, the 24-year-old filmmaker notes. She says she was inspired to examine the global atomic energy industry while vacationing in the Virgin Islands during the same week that Japan was plunged into a radiation emergency. The earthquake and tsunami that hit on March 11 caused triple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex. Archer had all the resources she needed to make the envisioned film after returning to Vermont. She works as a video producer at the University of Vermont’s Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. More than 20 of its resident experts were interviewed for “Transparent Radiation,” which also features some slick graphics of Archer’s making. She won an award at the university’s 2010 film festival for “Triangle,” which Archer describes as “an experimental art film.”














OSEPH A. CITRO’s spooky novels are inarguably cinematic. His first, Shadow Child, was optioned by Miramax. Other books, including his nonfiction explorations of bizarre New England tales, have been transformed into scripts but never filmed. When director TIM JOY of Middleburybased PROJECTION FILMS asked to make a short based on Citro’s story “Soul Keeper,” the author gave the go-ahead on one condition. “In an effort to ensure the success of the project, I’ve kept as far away from it as possible,” says Citro. Whether or not due to Citro’s distance, “Soul Keeper” has come to fruition; it will premiere locally on Saturday, October 22, at the PALACE 9 CINEMAS as part of the VERMONT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Citro also credits Joy’s ingenuity. “Tim Joy, I’m convinced, is some kind of a genius. He actually constructed a little remote-control helicopter to make the spectacular aerial shots to get them on tape,” he says. “He’s doing it all from a drone.” The fundraising clout and acting skills of Joy’s coproducers, and two

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Joy, Butterfield and three other future crew members decided that the horror story set in the Northeast Kingdom would be their next film. Shooting began last spring. During a phone interview last week, Butterfield said that Joy was still working on the final edit, but that it will be ready in time for the premiere. Citro will read from “Soul Keeper” before the first Burlington-area showing



of the film. The evening will end with a Q&A session with Citro and the producers: The writer will offer his take on seeing his words finally hit the screen, and they’ll cover the process that got them there. Butterfield says Joy is submitting “Soul Keeper” to all the major festivals, but he and the producers have bigger plans. The film’s running time is 24

The new film aims to correct what Archer calls “common misconceptions” about nuclear power by “rendering old arguments transparent and empowering new perspectives.” She’s clearly timely in her choice of topics. Archer’s next project will be a video of a teach-in pertaining to the Occupy Wall Street protests. Burlington-area residents will have additional opportunities to learn about matters nuclear during the next few weeks. The FLETCHER FREE LIBRARY is showing a series of films and talks under the heading “The Terrible Twins” (atomic reactors and atomic weapons) on October 26 and November 16. Nuclear engineer ARNIE GUNDERSEN will speak about the physics and the effects of the Fukushima disaster as part of the October 26 event. K E VI N J. K E LLE Y

‘TRANSPARENT RADIATION: RETHINKING THE FUTURE OF NUCLEAR POWER’ Saturday, October 22, at 5 p.m. at the Palace 9 Cinemas in South Burlington. Free. Archer and Gund fellows will take part in a panel following the screening.

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explore DVD sales of the film, perhaps packaging it with some of Citro’s work. The author says he’d be proud for the film to join his oeuvre. “I’m really happy that [in] the first thing to reach the screen, they’re all Vermonters,” says Citro, a Chester native who lives in Burlington. He feels his works “really should take place in Vermont and be developed by Vermonters for the atmosphere and everything. I’m really thrilled with how it turned out.” m


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claustrophobic mission-to-Mars tale from director LOGAN HOWE; and TIM JOY’s “Soul Keeper” (see Alice Levitt’s article here). Twenty-four-hour filmmaking competitions are always a ton of fun — for the observers, anyway, who get to see the bleary-eyed cinéastes stumble into an auditorium and unveil their results. For the first time, VTIFF is hosting “Sleepless in Burlington,” coordinated by BARRY SNYDER, who’s been holding similar annual contests at the LAKE PLACID FILM FORUM. See what student teams from UVM, MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE and BURLINGTON COLLEGE produced under pressure at the closing showcase on October 30. 



sounds like a must for fans of Jim Henson and his Muppet creations. Director Tiffany Shlain chronicles her love-hate affair with the internet in Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology. NARRATIVES: Amigo is the latest from John Sayles, everyone’s favorite brainy leftist filmmaker. It explores the roots of American imperialism in the PhilippineAmerican War, with a strong cast that includes Chris Cooper. Remember Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki, of Leningrad Cowboys Go America?? He’s back with Le Havre,, about a Frenchman who discovers an illegal African immigrant hiding in the port city. Hardcore fans of Pieter Bruegel and Rutger Hauer may not have much in common, but their idols meet in The Mill and the Cross,, a painterly Polish film that brings to life the artist’s 1564 masterpiece The Way to Cavalry,, with Hauer as Bruegel. The Salesman is a character-driven comedy from Québec. From France, Tomboy is about a young girl who experiments with a male identity. ANIMATION: For all ages, Russian film The Ugly Duckling showcases stop-motion plasticine animation and a message about the evils of prejudice. Fans of Burlington cartoonist JAMES KOCHALKA will want to catch his acting turn in Mars, a playful rotoscoped space-exploration story from Geoff Marslett. LOCAL FILMS: Seems lots of Vermonters are picking up cameras these days; VTIFF has included 23 films in its Vermont Filmmakers’ Showcase this year. Many are shorts presented in thematically related groups; all are free. Three films screening together spotlight Vermont’s teens. Along with BESS O’BRIEN’s doc about foster children, Ask Us Who We Are (recently featured in the Huffington Post), you can see director JOEL KLEIN’s short “One Voice,” an adaptation of his son JOSH KLEIN’s play about middle-school antigay bullying. Four Burlington High sophomores take us inside an informally segregated lunchroom in “Who Sits Where and Why?” Dancer/choreographer TIFFANY RHYNARD (of BIG ACTION PERFORMANCE


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came across (Finucci et al, 1983) drew a distinction between phonetic and dysphonetic errors. Phonetic mistakes are based at least loosely on the sound of the target word — “strat dop” for “straight dope,” for example. Dysphonetic mistakes are more exotic, such as adding or switching syllables, e.g., “effinemate” for “effeminate.” Sometimes it’s not easy to distinguish the two, but a crude test is this: phonetic errors make sense at a certain level, whereas dysphonetic errors just look and sound weird. Finucci and company attempted to correlate the two types of mistake with IQ, degree of dyslexia, etc. Their conclusion: phonetic errors are the most common across the board, but dyslexics make more

But maybe not. Let’s review: (1) You’re self-conscious about your spelling and have had trouble with it all your life. (2) You’re articulate and spell well enough most of the time. (3) Your brief letter to me, in which we’ll assume you’re trying to make a good impression, by my count contains eight deviations from standard English usage. (4) If in light of (1) through (3) we discount the possibility you’re a garden-variety bad speller, collectively your mistakes take on a different character. You’d need professional testing for confirmation, but I’d say there’s some chance you’ve got a form of dyslexia, or possibly attention deficit disorder. (For what it’s worth, some think Bill Clinton also has ADD or ADHD; bad spelling’s one of the few things I haven’t seen him accused of.)   Find that comforting? You shouldn’t. This is a rough problem to have. We’re told in the era of Facebook and Twitter nobody cares about grammar and spelling. Don’t believe it. In the global conversation made possible by the Internet, the easiest way to tell the smart folk from the knuckleheads is how often they make seemingly ignorant mistakes. You can make a few and still be taken seriously. Make a lot and you won’t.  Unfair? No point moaning about it. There’s a simple solution even non-dyslexics would profit from. Read what you write before you click “send.”


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dysphonetic errors, indicating some kind of hiccup in lexical processing. Those making many strictly phonetic errors, on the other hand, aren’t dyslexic, they’re just not too bright. I hasten to say researchers today generally don’t use phonetic and dysphonetic to mean the same thing Finucci did in 1983. Also, not everybody buys the idea that dyslexic and nondyslexic spelling errors can be easily distinguished. So let’s consider this a hypothesis and the following an experiment, with you, Lily, as guinea pig.  First, we sort out the mistakes in your letter:   • Typos. You start off capitalizing “I,” then switch to lowercase. No big deal in itself. (You lowercase “Facebook,” but so does their logo, so we’ll ignore that.)  •  Omissions. You’re missing a “between” after your second “correlation.” •  Phonetic errors. You write “will” for “while,” and twice substitute “to” for “too.”  • Dysphonetic errors. You write “since i was a kids.”   Considered individually, these are common enough mistakes. But your letter suggests that for you they occur so frequently that people give you grief. Maybe that just means you friended a bunch of jerks. Alternatively, I notice you make excuses — Facebook standards are low, your D key sticks. So maybe you’re just careless, like all the other mopes. 

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concert by one of my favorite groups, Sam & Dave.” “I have no idea,” Darnell said. “Sam & Dave,” I repeated. “C’mon — ‘Hold On, I’m Comin’,’ ‘You Don’t Know Like I Know.’ I mean, ‘Soul Man,’ for Pete’s sake.” I didn’t know many African Americans growing up in the de facto segregated New York City of my youth, but I can’t tell you how much the black music of the ’60s and ’70s meant to me as a teenager. A troubled kid, I was having a devil of a time staying connected to my own spirit; without the music produced by the incomparable black artists of the era, I doubt I would have stood a chance. I guess that’s why it’s called “soul music,” and why I harbor a lifelong affection and respect for African American culture. “Coming to you, on a dusty road,” Delia began to sing. “Good lovin’, I got a truckload,” I joined in. “Oh, yeah — ‘Soul Man,’” Darnell interjected with a low chuckle. “My parents used to play that song when I was a teenager.” After Darnell and Delia checked in, and I dropped them in their condo, I left the building and looked around in the moonlight before returning to the cab. I saw a tree bedecked with red and orange leaves and walked over to pick a few choice ones off the ground. Bringing home some autumn leaves is a yearly ritual for me. It keeps me in touch with my soul, and the soul of Vermont. That, and Sam & Dave. m

mong other elements of the state’s infrastructure, the railroad lines felt the impact of Tropical Storm Irene. So Amtrak pickups have been a challenge of late. Delia and Darnell Washington, coming up on the train from Baltimore, needed a ride to Smugglers’ Notch. I didn’t want to be late, lest I lose the fare to another cabbie. (Smugglers’ Notch, did you say? Oh, yes — I’m Jernigan Pontiac. Jump right in.) So I asked the Washingtons to call me from their cellphone as soon as they cleared Waterbury, the last stop before Essex Junction. This would give me a 20-minute heads-up, just perfect. They did, and it worked. The night air was crisp as Darnell helped me load their bags into the taxi trunk before settling into the backseat beside his wife. He was quite a large man, not corpulent but tall, barrel chested and muscular. His brown hair was close cropped, with gray beginning to dust his temples. In contrast to his imposing physique, his manner seemed approachable and friendly, though in a quiet way. Delia was similarly affable, but more gregarious than her husband. “So tell me,” Delia asked as we got under way, “what kind of place is Smugglers’ Notch?” Glancing up at the rearview mirror to make eye contact, I noticed Delia’s striking hair: seven or eight tightly woven braids pulled back and tied together at the nape of her neck. Her style was clearly natural; no weaves for this woman. “It’s a great place,” I replied. “I used to handle all their transportation needs

“Well, I’m a nurse,” Delia replied. “And my husband is a dentist. So I guess it’s possible.” This made me smile, the thought of Darnell the dentist. Dude had fingers the size of sausages. Open wide, indeed. “Is there any chance you might actually buy one of the time-shares at Smuggs?” I asked. “I’d say none whatsoever,” Delia replied, “but we did end up buying a Las Vegas time-share a few years ago totally on the spur of the moment. We were there with my son and a couple of his teammates. He played college football for Michigan, and they had recently competed in the Rose Bowl. Anyway, the price was $40,000, which gave you the place for two weeks every year. We were like, sorry, but no way. The salesman went to talk to his manager and came back and said, ‘OK, how about $20,000?’ We still declined, but when we were checking out the next day, the manager cornered us, dropping the price to $5000! My son said that was crazy to turn down, so we took it, and we use it every year.” The radio was playing softly in the background. For some reason, I had on WOKO, the country station. “Oh, man — I love this song,” Darnell said. “It’s by my favorite group, Montgomery Gentry.” Chuckling, I said, “I’ve got to say, that’s unusual. I mean, how many black guys are into country music?” Delia laughed and said, “You got that right. We’re all used to it by now, but his friends do rib him mercilessly.” I said, “I was watching YouTube this afternoon, and I found this great 1967





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hangs a collection of Kelly’s signature boards, including the Craig Kelly Mystery Air and the CK Slopestyle. “It’s nice to take the public in and show where we’ve been and then to show them where we’re going,” Kohlman says. But Craig’s is more than a museum. The boards of the future are being made there. Much of that work happens in a room featuring two high-tech gizmos — a rapid prototyping machine and a selective laser sintering (SLS) device. The prototyping machine, a 3-D printer, allows Burton to make plastic molds of a number of products — bindings, boots, optics. In just a few hours, the R&D team can print a binding, saving the company time and money. While you can’t ride with the molds, they are integral pieces of the manufacturing process. The SLS machine also makes parts quickly. But the ones that emerge from it are only 20 percent less strong than the final products that end up in stores, and


room is covered in weathered wooden boards meant to replicate Burton’s former Manchester, Vt., factory, which was housed in an old barn. Inside, the room is decorated with posters, photos and snowboards that chart the company’s history. Kohlman points out the dimensions of the room: 360 by 180 inches. Translated to degrees, those two figures are bread and butter to anyone dedicated to the high-flying, trick-heavy sport of snowboarding. In the center of the room is a row of neat wooden display cases organized by year that hold old Burton jackets, bindings, race bibs, videos and even Carpenter’s journals from the early days of the company. One of the cases holds current superstar Shaun White’s first Olympic board. On the back wall


prototype boards in a year. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kohlman, a longtime employee and walking encyclopedia of all things Burton, offers free public tours of the facility. After an explanation of the “Top Secret” markings, Kohlman takes visitors into the oneroom museum that catalogs Burton’s rise from a tinker’s endeavor in Carpenter’s garage to global leader in snowboard gear and apparel. Kohlman explains at the outset that Carpenter, who was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer, is a pack rat and as such has kept nearly everything having to do with Burton’s early days, from invoices to board molds to the sign that hung above the entrance of his first workshop. The outside wall of the museum


ardly anyone notices the piece of wood above the entrance to Burton Snowboards’ prototype facility emblazoned with the words “Top Secret.” That’s to be expected. To see the mysterious printing, you’d have to crane your neck back and stare up at the awning that soars over the door to the factory. That’s why Burton tour guide and archivist Todd Kohlman points it out for visitors. Then he tells them the story behind the words. Because you have to understand the story before you understand the place. The story is this: In the early days of snowboarding, there was a rider from Washington State named Craig Kelly. He was considered one of the best, and Burton wanted him on its team. But Kelly was under contract to Sims Snowboards. So he and Burton founder Jake Carpenter met in secret. For the 1989 catalog, Burton wanted to give Kelly his own signature pro board, but Kelly wasn’t yet free of his obligations to Sims. Carpenter came up with a solution. Instead of naming the board after Kelly they called it Mystery Air and shipped the product in wooden crates with the words “Top Secret” on top. The move was genius — the buzz around the board was huge. Kelly went on to be one of Burton’s most successful team riders. He was a four-time world champion and won three U.S. Open titles. After his competition days ended, he pioneered the freeriding movement and traveled the world making snowboarding movies. But in 2003, his life was cut short by an avalanche in British Columbia. In early 2011, as a tribute to one of the company’s most influential riders, Burton christened its research-anddevelopment center the Craig Kelly Proto Facility, or Craig’s for short. The commemoration was fitting, Kohlman says, because Kelly cared deeply about engineering and advancing the equipment of the sport he loved. He was the reason rider feedback became the cornerstone of Burton’s business. Craig’s, housed in a 10,000-squarefoot building, is no ordinary place to visit — a factory, museum and Santa’s workshop rolled into one. It employs nine people, who can churn out 2000

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can actually be tested on the mountain. Most of the products currently coming out of these two machines are for the 2014 season. “It’s kind of like our magic room,” Kohlman says of the 3-D printing area. “The sky’s the limit.” From there, Kohlman takes visitors to the machine shop, where snowboard molds and custom tools are made. Then it’s on to the wood shop, where the boards’ wooden cores are fashioned. Some of the shaped cores have names like Jussi and John J. written on them in Sharpie marker. Those will ultimately become boards for Burton’s team rider Jussi Oksanen and the team’s newest addition, John Jackson. It takes 560 interlocking pieces of wood to make one core. Kohlman is coy about what kinds of wood are used in the boards. “American wood” is all he’ll say. When the core has been glued and sanded, it needs to be sandwiched

together with fiberglass and the top and bottom sheets. Making a board from start to finish, assuming the graphics are complete, takes just two and a half hours. Once a board is finished, it needs to get worn in, not unlike a baseball mitt. This is accomplished with the “infinite ride machine,” an apparatus that bends each snowboard, simulating how it would flex and pop on the mountain. The ride machine also doubles as quality control. If a board breaks from the machine’s bending, it wasn’t fit to be ridden. The last stop on the tour is a silkscreening area where artists’ and designers’ work is transferred onto sheets that will become a snowboard’s top and base. A topsheet can take up to 16 hours to produce because of all the colors that need to be printed, Kohlman explains. Craig’s, complete with interpretive signs and snowboard art covering the walls, is bigger than many snowboard companies’ actual production factories. That gives visitors a sense of just how large Burton is. Most of its retail boards have been manufactured in Austria for more than 25 years. The company’s high-end boards used to be made in South Burlington, but Burton closed that manufacturing facility in 2010. As they exit Craig’s, visitors pass the walk-up warranty window, an embodiment of Kelly’s influence on the sport. Riders can walk up to the window, ring a bell and talk directly to a member of the Burton warranty crew. It’s a reminder that rider input matters, and so does getting people on the mountain. Kelly would surely be pleased. m

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onna Weinbrecht is the perfect advertisement for East Coast skiing. After teaching herself how to ski bumps on the vast mogul fields of Killington’s brutal Outer Limits trail, Weinbrecht went on to win Olympic gold — the first ever given for freestyle skiing — at the 1992 games in Albertville, France. She competed in two more Olympic Games and, by the time her long competitive career came to a close in the late 1990s, Weinbrecht had racked up a World Championship win, seven U.S. championship titles and 46 World Cup victories. Not bad for a selftaught Jersey girl. Weinbrecht’s skiing career began in the mid-1970s when neighbors in New Jersey, a Canadian couple who had been ski instructors, introduced her family to the sport. The powder bug bit hard, and, on the weekends, the Weinbrechts would head over to tiny Hidden Valley Club in Vernon, N.J., a ski area with one lift and three trails. They soon outgrew their local ski hill and began visiting Killington. In 1979, Weinbrecht’s father built the family a second home on Bear Mountain. It wasn’t long before Weinbrecht was competing and winning. Her first race was the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge at Killington. Soon she was competing in races up and down the East Coast and beating her contemporaries, many of whom were students at elite ski schools. Weinbrecht calls her path to Olympic gold a Cinderella story. She didn’t have a coach until she landed on the U.S. ski team, and she had to waitress to pay her entry fees for races. But she did have a mountain with bone-shaking terrain and a growing legion of world-class mogul skiers. Weinbrecht isn’t the only Vermonttrained Olympic-gold-winning freestyle skier. In 2010, Hannah Kearney of Norwich nabbed the top spot on the podium at the Vancouver games. The elder medalist provided color commentary and analysis to the Vancouver freestyle competitions for Yahoo! Sports. Weinbrecht, 46, still lives in New Jersey with her fiancé, a composer, though she also spends parts of the winter at her family’s home in Killington. She is devoted to the mountain that

gave her her start — Weinbrecht says she wouldn’t be nearly so tough on the slopes were it not for the punishment she endured from Outer Limits’ unforgiving bumps. This season, for the first time, Weinbrecht will share a little of what she’s learned over her long career with skiers at Killington. She’ll teach two women’s mogul weekends in December and February that will incorporate bump lessons, tree skiing, yoga, dining and, of course, some après. She’ll also conduct clinics for corporate clients. Seven Days sat down with Weinbrecht to talk about Killington, the Olympics and how in God’s name she’s still walking after all those years on the moguls. SEVEN DAYS: What was it like being a self-taught Jersey girl going to the big game? DONNA WEINBRECHT: I was in the right place at the right time for an emerging sport. The year I made the [U.S. ski] team, mogul skiing was demonstrating at the Calgary Olympics. I knew I was never going to get picked for that [demo] team, because they took one person from each country, and you kind of had to have world-cup points. I knew right away I wasn’t going to be able to go, but I had a successful first year. I got on the podium, and I was named rookie of the year by the international coaches. Then I won nationals. That spring we found out that moguls has been accepted to the Olympics. As a kid you always dream about going to the Olympics, and I never knew it was going to unfold in such a magical way for me. And my family couldn’t believe it, either. SD: The thing I always wonder when I watch freestyle skiing is, how can you do it for even a year, because it seems so hard on your knees? DW: That was the biggest question we got asked. Every Olympic team gets invited to the White House, and I felt like I was cursed, because everyone came up to me and asked, How are your knees? How is your back? You’re much more petite in person. Those were the three things people always said to me.

SD: obviously, your body is conditioned to take the abuse of moguls. DW: Yeah, and also it’s that, once you learn how to absorb correctly, it lessens the load. But we’ve skied courses that are brutal, where you can feel it up into your neck. And because it was a competition, you had to ski it. And now I don’t have to ski anything like that anymore if I don’t want to.

SD: What will the clinics consist of? DW: They’ll come up Friday and then have a reception. Then the next day they’re out on the hill, doing some drills. We’ll learn how to navigate rollers; we’ll talk about absorption versus the turns and break the whole process down. Then maybe we’ll go out and find some natural moguls and maybe do some video. At the end of the day, they can do yoga if they want. I want it to be a safe, bonding, kind of supportive group. I think they’ll get a unique experience. I’m really excited for it.

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SD: Have you done programs like this before elsewhere? DW: I’ve done my alumni work with the U.S. ski team. We do an event in Aspen called Powder Girls with myself and Picabo Street and Jonna Mendes to raise money for the team. That’s when I saw that a lot of ladies wanted to learn how to ski the bumps and ski in the woods. Last year we started a men’s version. And I did the moguls for that, too.

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SD: How did you come to work for Killington? DW: Killington has always been there throughout my career. When I was competing, they were a sponsor. Back when I first started, mogul skiers were the crazy rogues of the mountain in the ’80s. Now, when I do clinics, there are so many women who want to learn to be efficient in moguls. And it’s so amazing for me, because it’s so accepted now after all these years. People used to scoff at mogul skiing, and I realized it was because they couldn’t do it very well. But now it’s so accepted and so in the mainstream, and I find so many ladies want to learn how to be better. I’ve helped out with Killington Mountain School, and I’ve had a lot of the mothers come up and say, “I want to ski with you.” So I started talking to Killington about what I’m hearing out there. I think they’re at a place where they’ve seen the work I’ve done with the U.S. ski team and believe a lot of

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SD: I have to think that you have days now when you wake up feeling a little creaky. DW: Oh, yeah, at times. But I try to do lower-impact things. I think you always have to adjust to who you are and transition to that. So I swim and do yoga and warm up correctly. You just have to be smart. A lot of people fight age, but I’m becoming at peace with it.

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iana Hanks is no fair-weather cyclist. In fact, the Winooski resident, an operating-room assistant at Fletcher Allen Health Care, actually prefers bike commuting in winter. Never mind the cold season’s potential dangers and discomforts. For one thing, “There are fewer thieves around,” Hanks says, noting that her bike was stolen one warm day outside the hospital. “There are fewer creeps, too,” she adds. “Some guy chased me one night. That doesn’t happen when it’s freezing out.” Hanks finishes her shift at 11:30 p.m. and then pedals along Colchester Avenue to her home. In winter, she rides on the sidewalk to avoid the perils of icy roads narrowed by snowbanks. “The sidewalks are almost always plowed,” Hanks says. “It feels a lot safer than being on the street.” Charlene Wallace, on the other hand, sticks to Pine Street in the snow and slush when cycling between her South End home and her job at Local Motion on the waterfront. “The sidewalks are dangerous because of all the driveways,” Wallace says. “Cars don’t expect to see

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For Mike Beganyi, a wintertime pleasure cyclist, the rewards take the form of “therapy or meditation.” Biking on snowy trails reveals “a whole different world,” Beganyi says. “It gives me head space that I really need.” Phil Hammerslough, 68, who rides around Burlington doing errands, says he wants dumbfounded or appalled onlookers to know “we don’t do it because we’re macho or masochistic. We do it because it’s fun and because it’s exciting. There should be some excitement and pleasure in getting from place to place.” Hammerslough remains a yearround cyclist despite having wiped out “more than a few times” — due on some occasions to his eyesight, which “ranges from poor to miserable.” He hasn’t been seriously injured, however. “I know my limits,” Hammerslough says. “I always ride slowly and cautiously and defensively.” None of the 10 cold-weather bikers interviewed for this article reports having broken any bones or required any stitches as a result of two-wheeling it in winter. But admittedly, that’s

cycling commuters and trail riders differ in the clothing brands they favor, but all agree it’s essential to dress in layers in order to stay dry. “It’s easy to overheat once you get going,” scott luria says. “But you can’t afford to sweat because it’ll freeze when you stop for a light, and you’ll get deeply chilled.” long underwear feels good on most winter days, many cyclists say. charlene Wallace tops hers with “rain pants I got at outdoor Gear Exchange that I really love.” A neck warmer is crucial, Wallace adds. “It’s much better than a scarf that’ll get all bunched up in back.” lisa Aultman-Hall wears a hat with earflaps under her helmet. In deep cold, she pulls on a balaclava — the covering with eye and nostril holes that’s also the favorite facial wear of bank robbers and terrorists. Glenn Eames suggests getting a pair of safety goggles. Without them, “it can be like biking inside a snow globe,” he says. Roger Bombardier wants to be sure drivers see him just as well as he sees them. “Wear neon,” he advises. lobster mittens will keep a biker’s hands warm almost regardless of how low the mercury goes, Eames says. luria, however, sticks hand-warmer packets in his gloves “when it’s super cold.” He also wears booties on those days. Woolen socks inside knobby-grip boots (without toe clips) keep Jon AdamsKollitz’s feet warm. “Biking-specific winter boots” that can be found at many cycle shops are worth the investment, mike Beganyi says. overall, though, Beganyi’s advice is simple and relatively inexpensive: “Wear lots of wool.” And adapt one sport’s gear to another: “If you cross-country ski, you’ve already got pretty much what you need.”

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partly due to good luck. Careful riding and quick reactions are certainly called for. “Hit some black ice and — boom! — you’re down. You won’t even know why,” says Eames, a veteran winter rider. It’s happened to him, but he got back on his bike and rode off every time, he recounts. Beganyi recalls the potential disaster a few years ago when his bike suddenly spun out and he went tumbling into a lane of traffic on North Avenue near Burlington High School. “Luckily, no one was behind me,” he says. That brush with injury, or death, didn’t deter him from winter cycling, though he did switch from a bike with skinny, studded tires to a Pugsley — a brute of a machine with wheels as thick as a fist. Beganyi, who works at home, pedals the Pugsley on midwinter joyrides through the Intervale and onto the frozen lake near the Boathouse, when skaters are out there, as well. He also goes for 100-mile rides along roads and snowmobile trails. “‘You’re nuts! What the hell are you doing out here?’ drivers sometimes scream,” Beganyi recounts. “If I ever had the chance to talk to them,” he adds, “I’d ask them the same question.” While virtually no conditions stop an extreme biker such as Beganyi, many cycling commuters do turn to alternate transport in deep, unplowed snow. “When drivers are all fishtailing, I don’t ride my bike,” Wallace says. Jon AdamsKollitz, who cycled from the South End to City Hall for three years, adds, “there are times when you can’t feasibly do it, like when the snow is just piling up too quickly.” Winter’s road hazards prevent Roger Bombardier from riding his bike from late December to March. The snow that buries the already-skinny shoulder along Route 2 makes his nine-mile commute between Richmond and Burlington too dangerous, says Bombardier, 44, who’s studying history at UVM. “When the fear level gets to the point where all my enjoyment is sapped, I drive,” he says. Some cyclists will likewise leave their rides at home on subzero mornings. Others, however, never let the temperature alone stop them, because, they say, their layers of Lycra ensure they’ll warm up in minutes. “It’s all about the gear,” Aultman-Hall says. “And that’s unfortunate, because the gear is expensive. Winter cycling has economic determinants. As a professor, I can afford to buy fancy pants with reflectors.”

But it’s not about fashion, Local Motion’s Wallace adds. Acknowledging that many more men than women ride in winter, she suggests that may be due in part to females’ greater unwillingness to arrive at work sweaty and snowed upon. “My own style is pretty casual,” Wallace says, “and I don’t mind if I get sweaty.” Aultman-Hall has generally the same attitude, though she admits that cycling can lead to some bad hair days. “Helmet head is definitely an issue,” she confesses. The quality of the bicycle matters a lot, adds Scott Luria, who commutes on his “very fancy” custom-made, titanium bike all but “maybe five days a winter.” It’s got disc brakes and a frame that allows Luria to switch wheel sizes, from skinny when the road and bike paths are

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snow-free, to studded mountain bike tires when they’re not. Strong skills instill high confidence, which is even more of an asset for a cyclist in wintertime, adds Luria, who rides between Williston and Fletcher Allen, where he works as a primary-care physician. “I feel utterly comfortable on a bike in traffic,” he says. “I’ve never had even a close call in 10 years of commuting.” By riding daily, Luria says he comes across as much more convincing when urging his patients to exercise regularly. He also persuades himself to get on his bike in northern Vermont’s winters “because I see myself as basically lazy, and it’s one way I can feel good psychologically as well as physically.” Cycling even on days that keep downhill skiers off the slopes does amount to “a kind of compulsion,” Luria admits. “I acknowledge that what I’m doing is a bit over the top.” m

WiNtEr BikiNg: WhAt to riDE Some snow-season riders pedal beaters; others spend $1600 on a Pugsley or even more on a bespoke bike; most rely on mid-market mountain bikes in good condition. And all use studded tires — except Diana Hanks who likes the knobby kind that help cyclocross racers slosh through mud, glide on sand and bump over rocks. Get a mountain bike made in the mid-1990s with a rigid fork, Eames advises. Models made after that often have suspension, “which won’t do anything for you,” he says. Whatever the bike, equip it with panniers as well as fenders, Aultman-Hall emphasizes. “You’re going to get wet and dirty on winter roads. It’s nice to have something dry and clean to wear when you get to work.” Don’t bike in winter without lights on the front and back, along with an emergency backup, Bombardier says. “Use your lights even in the daytime,” Eames adds. “You want to be lit up like a Christmas tree.” Weekly or more frequent maintenance must be performed, Eames says, because “you’re basically riding through liquid salt on winter roads. And that’s death to your bike.” The chain and derailleur have to be cleaned and lubed regularly, preferably with a viscous oil that will cling to the parts, Eames says. Remember to bring plenty of water, Bombardier urges. “Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you can’t get dehydrated.”

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atching Blair Marvin and share, you may never have tasted Andrew Heyn shape, slash Elmore Mountain Bread. It makes its and hoist loaves of bread way down the mountain to a tight ring in their bakery is dizzying. of neighboring cafés and markets, but As their apprentice baker, Josh Bellamy, Heyn and Marvin have gently deflected swings the eight-foot handle of a peel requests to cart it farther afield — with through the room without bumping his the exception of their partnership with colleagues, Marvin swiftly scores the Pete’s in nearby Craftsbury. “Instead tops of pain au levain on a conveyor belt, of going farther, we want to get more and Heyn loads squishy loaves of maple- people close to us to eat good bread,” cinnamon dough onto trays. The frenetic says Marvin, clad in a flour-covered ballet belies Marvin’s description of apron, culottes and clogs. Elmore Mountain Bread as “slow-made Marvin grew up in nearby Johnson, food.” but moved to Seattle a decade ago What is slow — and what lendstheir to attend culinary school. There she bread its flavor — is the amount of time met Heyn, who was also studying the their brreads are leavened. The first culinary arts. In late 2003, while paying time I purchased a loaf a winterlong visit to of Elmore Mountain Marvin’s parents — Bread, the crust of and working in Stowe Seven Grain loaf was restaurants — the pair dusted with flour, learned through the rough but powdery to grapevine that a man the touch. I expected a named Dave Deciucies dense, grainy interior; was looking to sell his instead, as I broke it bakery up on Elmore with my fingers, the Mountain. S T EV EN O B R A N O V I C H, inside was as puffy as Neither had ever C L A I R E’ S R ES TAU R A N T & B A R , H A R D WI C K a cloud, a moist swirl thought of themselves of nutty and somehow as bakers. Marvin ancient-tasting dough. I ate a third of it always imagined she might eventually before I got home. own a restaurant. “I slept through all of A loaf of Country French had the my years of baking and pastry,” says the same rigid crust, an even more cloudlike chef-turned-baker, whose late restaurant interior and the same layered, complex, hours rendered her a “zombie” in most slightly sour flavor. It was close to the of her morning baking classes. best bread I’d ever had. What made it so But they were not immune to the good? I had to find out. allure of a well-rendered baguette or Marvin, 31, and Heyn, 36, are used loaf. Following their instincts, the pair to getting calls from the curious, whom bought the house, the bakery and the they usually invite up their bumpy accompanying 10 acres of land. “It was dirt road in Elmore to see their bakes totally in the stars,” says Marvin. “We in action. For seven years, the couple never went back to Seattle. It was kind has toiled here in a cozy bakery beside of the vacation that never ended.” their shingled, chocolate-colored house, Deciucies had been baking 200 loaves surrounded by piles of wood. a day, mostly naturally leavened Country Unless you live in or near Lamoille French (pain au levain) and baguettes County, or have a Pete’s Greens CSA GOING WITH THE GRAIN » P.44








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grew epically long. They also began to outgrow their oven, which had been designed by brick-oven-baking guru Alan Scott. “We basically beat it to a pulp,” says Heyn. They dreamed of a new design, one that could shorten baking times, render consistent loaves, circulate enough heat to give their loaves ample “crust and tear,” and still accommodate a mechanical loader. It was an ambitious vision, since loaders are not generally paired with wood-fired ovens. But in 2009, the couple enlisted William Davenport of Burlington’s Turtlerock Masonry Heat to try his hand at a new design. “When they approached me, I had been anxious for a while to build another [kind of ] oven and solve some of the jeb wallace-brODeur

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As they began to ace their craft, they also tweaked formulas and tried to innovate. Elmore Mountain’s loaves are a blend of two wheat flours — including one from Québec’s Meunerie Milanaise — water, sea salt, and sometimes other grains such as flax, rye and barley. Heyn and Marvin have built on that formula to add new flavors, from a rosemary-olive loaf to focaccia to a Brewer’s Bread with spent barley mash and Ridge Runner Ale from neighbor Rock Art Brewery. They created custom loaves for Pete’s Greens, including a honey-oat bread and a Québec flaxseed bread. They formulated “Foagies,” or unctuous, sandwich-sized focaccia squares; and Kalamata Olive Fougasse, a subtly spicy flatbread studded with olive bits and sculpted into the shape of a leaf. “We designed our breads to appeal to lots of different palates, from a 4-year-old to a health nut,” says Marvin. Not surprisingly, their bake days 4t-Planned-Spike#3-morning101911.indd 1

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design challenges that were there,” says Davenport. “Fundamentally, it was a basic design challenge: How do we build an oven that lets Andrew and Blair bake at the same rate, and still sleep at night?” Davenport eventually constructed a 10-by-6-foot brick-and-stone oven along one side of the couple’s house, fronted by three narrow steel doors that ease loading and unloading. The first time Heyn and Marvin used it, it shaved two and a half hours from their baking time. “It’s the next generation of wood-fired ovens,” says Heyn. On the evening before one of their bake days — typically Monday, Wednesday and Friday — Heyn stuffs logs and slab wood into the oven’s slim mouth and lights the pile. The fire builds

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the brewery survived relatively unscathed. That wasn’t the case for some of Long Trail’s employees and neighbors, whose homes were ravaged by the storm. For a full week, the brewery put together lunches for hundreds of people each day; Long Trail chartered a helicopter to deliver supplies to Rochester, and some employees rode ATVs into cut off towns. Though life is returning to

will benefit the VERMONT FARM DISASTER RELIEF FUND, the VERMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION and the VERMONT FOODBANK. “We brewed it to benefit those in need, says RYAN CHAFFIN, Long Trail’s regional sales manager. “It’s an easy-drinking brown ale with notes of chocolate from the malt and a nice, floral hop taste.” Goodnight Irene was released last week and is on tap throughout the state.

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boulangerie with just the right amount of crust and salt, the proof is in your mouth.” Last fall, the couple fielded a curve ball: They learned Marvin was pregnant. “We wondered, How do people with a crazy life do this with a baby?” she says. All of their hands are vital on a bake day. So they took on an intern, Bellamy, who had a baking certificate from the New England Culinary Institute. He stayed on as a baker as Marvin’s growing belly started bumping against the loader. Now, cherubic, 4-month-old Phineas bounces up and down in a chair attached to the ceiling as he watches his parents — and flour — fly about the room. If he begins to fuss, Bellamy takes up the slack. “He’s saved our butts in a big way,” says Marvin. Heyn and Marvin may not be expanding their distribution, but they stay busy. Soon they will start making honey-oat bread for their commercial clients, and they continue to welcome bakers from around the country who want to see their oven in action. Even on their nonbake days, they stack wood and figure out ways to streamline their production and broaden their line. “It’s definitely an all-encompassing lifestyle,” says Marvin, bouncing Phineas on her hip. Those who can get their hands on Elmore Mountain Bread likely will agree that the toil pays off. 

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and flatbreads to the base for a roasted pear topped with local chévre and honey. It’s also on the table alongside other local breads at Claire’s Restaurant & Bar in Hardwick. “It’s really good bread. Blair and Andrew’s skill and love for what they do can be tasted in every bite,” writes chef Steven Obranovich. “From their fougasse, which is as good, if not better [than], what I’ve had in the South of France, to their baguettes, which could easily go up against any Paris



through the night, heating the oven to around 900 degrees. Before he goes to bed at 9 p.m., Heyn will mix sourdough starter and poolish (preferment for baguettes). Six hours later, he’ll get up to mix dough and shape loaves. By 9 a.m., the fire is out, the oven’s heat has fallen to 620 degrees, and the bakers sweep three cups of ash from its interior. Then they crank up tunes from Seattle’s KEXP on a computer whose keyboard is coated in flour. Inside the oven are eight thermocouples that measure the temperature around the loaves as they bake. As they monitor the temperature, the couple and Bellamy start the “timesensitive dance” of loading loaves at various heats. First, sheets of focaccia are quickly baked. Then, long dough batons go in on the loader and emerge 12 minutes later as crackling, slightly charred baguettes, most of them destined for restaurants. Next come wavy tangles of Kalamata Olive Fougasse. Once they’re browned, the trio loads the belt with ovals of Country French, on which Marvin slashes a design before they, too, disappear into the oven. The cooled loaves — up to 700 per day — are bagged at about 2 p.m. and loaded into the pair of Honda Elements that Heyn and Marvin use for deliveries. Though they constantly get calls from potential clients, they keep their route small. Bread is meant for neighbors, they agree, and both like to meet their consumers face to face. “To have a rapport with people is a really nice way to wrap up a long day of baking,” says Hehn, who lingers and chats during deliveries.

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any business owners live by the adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Thirteen years ago, a Boston Stock Exchange trader by the name of Charlie Shaffer purchased the Matterhorn Restaurant in Stowe and decided to buck that advice. Far from broken, the expansive nightspot had been a popular destination for music and après-ski beers since 1950. So why was Shaffer putting in a wood-fired pizza oven and introducing sushi? “I just listened to everybody when they came. People said Stowe needed a sushi place,” says Shaffer, as he serves up a boat filled with garlicky, peppery tuna carpaccio. “Certainly, it was a way of bringing in revenue that wasn’t being exposed before.” The lusciously tender fish comes on a bed of sweet seaweed salad, with a side of housemade ponzu sauce. Shaffer says he’s learned to prefer raw tuna to filet mignon. It suits his bottom line as well as his palate. Sushi and other foods rarely seen at pubs, such as blueberry-venison sausage with cheese fondue, account for 55 percent of Shaffer’s sales year round and much more in the summer, when local families outnumber ski bums. These days, Shaffer’s take on the Stowe après-ski scene seems prescient. In an area long known for sports bars specializing in out-of-the-bag, into-thefryer wings and burgers, more and more pubs are following the Matterhorn’s lead with food that is sophisticated and handcrafted. Some of this shift arises from a migration pattern of chefs who are dissatisfied with the conditions of cooking at lofty, white-tablecloth establishments. Jeffersonville’s Brewster River Pub & Grill opened in the former Brewski space near Smugglers’ Notch earlier this month. Two of its four owners, Chris Ferguson and Billy Mossinghoff — the general manager and chef, respectively — come from jobs at Solstice and Hourglass at Stowe Mountain Lodge. They spent last winter riding their snowmobiles over the Mountain Road from Jeffersonville to work. One of Ferguson and Mossinghoff’s former colleagues, Michael Werneke, also left the Stowe resort for a nightclub kitchen. He became executive chef at Stowe’s Rusty Nail Bar & Grille in May.

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Manager Kate Wise says that when Werneke contacted her in April, “It was a miracle.” Wise started working at the triedand-true music venue and bar when she was in high school and has filled every job at the Rusty Nail since, including running the long-defunct creemee stand at the side of the building. At the start of the 2011 season, Massachusetts-based owner Stan Swierzewski asked her to take over from another manager who had left operations in poor condition. Just

reopening the restaurant was a struggle, recalls Wise — until Werneke asked for a job. Since his arrival, the Rusty Nail has quickly become the crown jewel of the ski area’s emerging gastropub scene. The food is comparable to that of Burlington’s Farmhouse Tap & Grill and Bluebird Tavern, but it’s still very much Werneke’s own. His passion for smoking shows on the butcher block. The wooden board, branded with the Rusty Nail logo,

holds slices of buttered, toasted bread; homemade grainy mustard; and bright pickled celery, onions and peppers. Placed front and center, a slice of headcheese melts in the mouth in a gelatinous wave. House-cured ham betrays Werneke’s Southern roots; smoked slices of duck breast have a saltiness counterbalanced by pickled cherries. Country pork pâté is dotted with pistachios and flavored with anise. But the pork rillettes are perhaps the most delicious. The spread is often bland, but Werneke’s is creamy and salty, with tender chunks to remind the diner that this is indeed meat, not a decadent dessert. Traditional main courses get a makeover at the Rusty Nail, too. The Rusty Nail burger is topped in warm, fatty house pastrami and Cabot cheddar. For an extra dollar, the kitchen adds ultra-crisp, rich duck-fat fries to the plate along with a homemade pickle spear. Kate’s Full Rack is a summer-only rib dish, but it’s worth a trip until it leaves the menu for the season. A crust of sweet bark hides decadently moist pig flesh that clings to the bone, barbecue-competition style, until given a gentle tug. The Rusty Nail will close for renovations on October 30 and reopen with its winter menu on November 17. While staples such as the butcher block and burgers will remain, Werneke’s new bill of fare is more Eastern than Southern. One addition is homemade ramen with alkaline noodles from Vermont Fresh Pasta in Proctorsville and Werneke’s own pastrami in the broth. Werneke is also planning to offer family meals that must be ordered a day ahead. One is a pork shoulder based on David Chang’s recipe from New York restaurant Momofuku; another, a Vermont-style whole chicken with roasted fennel, beets and duck-fat mashed potatoes. “The menu is kind of taking on a life of its own,” the chef says. “I’m really excited with the stuff that’s already there, and now I have to pick and choose. It’s like picking one child over another to put in a pageant.” One thing that won’t change: “Sysco’s not even allowed in our driveway,” says Werneke of the food-distribution giant, without a hint of humor in his voice. John Wykoff, who co-owns Rimrock’s Mountain Tavern in Stowe with his


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WED.19 business

KELLEY MARKETING MEETING: Marketing, advertising, communications, social-media and design professionals brainstorm ideas for local nonprofits over breakfast. Nonprofits seeking help apply online. Room 206, Ireland Building, Champlain College, Burlington, 7:45-9 a.m. Free. Info, 865-6495.


LEWIS BLACK: ‘IN GOD WE RUST’: The tickedoff comic sheds light on the world’s absurdities. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 8 p.m. $48.50-78.50. Info, 775-0903.


VOLUNTEERS FOR PEACE PROJECT: Artist Frank Gonzalez leads community members and volunteers in the creation of a large peace dove for Burlington. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 540-3060,


‘MAKE STUFF’: Defunct bicycle parts transform into works of art and jewelry that will be sold to raise funds for Bike Recycle Vermont programs. Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington, 6-9 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 264-9687.






GRADUATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PANEL DISCUSSION FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: Six teachers and administrators from Chittenden County schools discuss everyday Vermont public education, and answer questions about teaching licenses and more. Hoehl Welcome Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 4:30-6 p.m. Free; RSVP. Info, 654-2251,


COMEDY IN FILM: Silver-screen buff Rick Winston analyzes the laugh factor in 80 years of movies by showing clips of physical comedy, screwballs, satires, parodies and more. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581, ‘EL BULLI: COOKING IN PROGRESS’: Ferran Adrià, considered one of the world’s best chefs, and his culinary team travel to Barcelona to experiment with bold new dishes in Gereon Wetzel’s delectable 2011 documentary. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.



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FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA: A long-standing big-screen affair boasts a lineup of independent flicks from around the world. Various locations, Montréal, Québec, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Various prices. Info, 514-282-0004, ‘THX 1138: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT’: Three people plot their escape from government control and a world run by technology in George Lucas’ debut film, set in a chilling futuristic society. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘THE GUARD’: A slacker cop must work with a straitlaced FBI agent to crack the case of an international cocaine-smuggling ring in John Michael McDonagh’s 2011 comedy thriller. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.

food & drink

CHOCOLATE-DIPPING DEMO: Fans of cocoa-covered confectionery experience the tempering and dipping process. Laughing Moon Chocolates, Stowe, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 253-9591. ONIONS, ONIONS, ONIONS: Foodies won’t be crying once chef/instructor Nina Lesser-Goldsmith whips up dishes such as grilled red onions with blue cheese and smokybacon-and-shallot jam. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 5:30-8 p.m. $20; preregister. Info, 863-2569, ext. 1.

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DISCOVERING YOUR INNER STABILITY: Can’t find your core? Instructor Robert Rex integrates Kundalini yoga, tai chi, Rolfing Movement Integration and more in exercises designed to stabilize spines, strengthen muscles and maintain flexibility. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 12:301:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-2569, ext. 1. SERENITY YOGA: Gentle poses foster a sense of peacefulness in a deep-relaxation floor class. Unity Church of Vermont, Essex Junction, 6-7 p.m. $5 suggested donation; bring a pillow and blanket if desired. Info, 881-5210. WOMEN’S STRENGTH & CONDITIONING CLASS: Female athletes work toward their fitness goals at the high school track. Mount Mansfield Union High School, Jericho, 8:30-9:30 a.m. $10 for drop-ins. Info, 922-5924.


BABYTIME: Crawling tots and their parents convene for playtime and sharing. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 658-3659. ENOSBURG PLAYGROUP: Children and their adult caregivers immerse themselves in singing activities and more. American Legion, Enosburg Falls, 9-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. WED.19

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Fly by Night No thanks to Twilight, bats don’t have nearly the street cred of their fellow bloodsuckers, vampires. But if there’s a time when everyone loves these creepy winged mammals — which mostly run on insects, not blood — it’s Halloween, says Anne-Marie Keppel, organizer of Vermont’s Bat Awareness Week. The timely event raises awareness about white-nose syndrome, the fungal disease responsible for decimating the state’s bat populations. Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Scott Darling gives the details in a slide-show presentation followed by a bat social on Monday. Dark knights can also embrace their nocturnal leanings at a gig with reggae band Midnite on the 26th. Come October 31, caped crusaders are encouraged to fly the streets, swapping bat facts for tricks or treats.

BAT AWARENESS WEEK: TALK & SLIDE SHOW Monday, October 24, 5 p.m., at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Free. Info, 279-5762.

BAT AWARENESS WEEK: BAT SOCIAL & FUNDRAISER Monday, October 24, 6 p.m., at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier. Donations accepted; for ages 21 and up only. Proceeds benefit Vermont bat-awareness projects. Info, 279-5762.




Wednesday, October 26, 9 p.m., at Rusty Nail Bar & Grille in Stowe. $20; for ages 21 and up. Partial proceeds support Vermont bat-awareness projects. Info, 279-5762.



BAT AWARENESS WEEK: DRESS LIKE A BAT Monday, October 31, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at various locations statewide. Free. Info, 279-5762.

Paranormal Activity


Last June, Queen City Ghostwalk creator Thea Lewis (pictured) and members of the Vermont Spirits Detective Agency went looking for Daisy Smith. The ghost, said to roam UVM’s Bittersweet House, wasn’t spotted, but Lewis reports that Smith’s voice may have been captured on digital recording. Similarly spine-tingling tales pervade Ghost Hunting 101, a blend of paranormal stories and practical advice presented by Lewis and the VSDA’s Matt Borden and Gloria DeSousa. Seekers of the supernatural tune in for an overview of ghost hunting through the ages and things that go bump in the night. With a Ouija board thrown in for good measure, the spooky seminar “might make your hair raise, but you won’t run screaming from the room,” says Lewis.



Thursday, October 20, 7 to 9 p.m., at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $15. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Info, 324-5467.

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When LeAnn Rimes recalled the songs that made her fall in love with country music, a thought struck her: It was a man’s world. “I realized that almost all of my favorite country songs from back then were sung by men,” the country-pop singer said in the announcement of her latest album. Released less than a month ago, Lady & Gentlemen rewrites a bit of that history. On each track, Rimes riffs on country classics originally sung by men with her usual throaty aplomb. From pushing John Anderson’s “Swingin’” to breakneck speed to revisiting Bill Mack’s “Blue” — the ballad that made her famous at age 13 — it’s clear that where there’s a reason, there’s Rimes.

Cuarteto Casals’ biography sounds familiar. Like many classical collectives, the young string quartet was formed at a leading music college, went on to nab international awards and currently tours the world with seasoned interpretations of the masterworks. But the Madrid-based foursome — named for Pablo Casals, a cellist remembered as one of the world’s best — sets itself apart in a few key ways. Noted for its precise attacks and gradations, the refined playing “has a vivid sonic signature,” notes the New York Times. And its rotating violinists add a nuanced fervor to works by the likes of Shostakovich, Schubert, Arriaga and Boccherini. Take in two slightly different programs at the Lane Series and the Northeast Kingdom Classical Series.




CUARTETO CASALS Friday, October 21, 7:30 p.m., at UVM Recital Hall, in Burlington. $20-25. Info, 656-4455. Saturday, October 22, 7:30 p.m., at South Congregational Church in St. Johnsbury. $6-16. Info, 748-3315.


Sunday, October 23, 7 p.m., at Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy. $67-110. Proceeds benefit Kingdom County Productions’ performingarts program for the local community and area schools. Info, 7482600.




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Fairfield Playgroup: Youngsters entertain themselves with creative activities and snack time. Bent Northrop Memorial Library, Fairfield, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. Highgate Story Hour: Good listeners soak up classic fairy tales. Highgate Public Library, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. Marshfield Playgroup: Games, nature activities, songs and stories amuse youngsters. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 426-3581, Middlebury Toddler Story Hour: Young children develop early literacy skills through stories, rhymes, songs and crafts. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Info, 388-4097. Moving & Grooving With Christine: Young ones jam out to rock-and-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. Preschool Storytime: Tots ages 3 to 5 read picture books, play with puppets and do math activities. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.


Valley Night: Folk by Association let loose topnotch vocal harmonies in the lounge. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, 496-8994.


Community Herbalism Class: VCIH student Rebecca Dalgin covers the forest floor and the fungal kingdom in a discussion of “Three Local Mushrooms for Longevity and Immune Health.” Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. $10-12; additional $8 materials fee; preregister. Info, 224-7100, info@vtherbcenter. org. Computer Classes for Adult Learners: Folks ages 50 and up learn the fundamentals of computing, organizing folders, troubleshooting, Facebook and other newfangled technology. SeniorEd Center of Vermont, South Burlington, 9:30 a.m. $10 per workshop; $40 for full course. Info, 864-1502.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture: Retired professor of fine arts Bob Manning illuminates the joy and heartache in one painter’s works in “Frida Kahlo and the Mexican Muralists.” Town & Country Resort, Stowe, 1:30-3 p.m. $5. Info, 253-9011. Rowan Jacobsen: In a surprising talk, the awardwinning author sheds light on an environmental catastrophe more severe than the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in “Shadows on the Gulf.” KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.



‘Photograph 51’: Vermont Stage Company produces Anna Ziegler’s play about the life of British scientist Rosalind Franklin, who first photographed the double-helix structure of the DNA molecule but may not have gotten due credit. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $24.30-32.50. Info, 863-5966.


Book Discussion: The Genius of Mark Twain: Bibliophiles consider the man also known as Samuel Langhorne Clemens in a chat about Life on the Mississippi. Hartland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 436-2473. Dine & Discuss Potluck Series: Insightful literary conversation meets culinary delights at a group chat about All Those in Favor: Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and Community by Vermont authors Frank Bryan and Susan Clark. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free; bring a dish to share. Info, 878-6958. Judith Edwards: The Springfield author’s historical-fiction book for middle schoolers and older students, Invasion on the Mountain: The Adventures of Will Ryan and the Civilian Conservations Corps, 1933, is set on Mount Ascutney. Vermont Ski Museum, Stowe, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 253-9911.

THU.20 business

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Mixer: Representatives from local businesses and the public brush elbows at a catered networking event. Handy Chevrolet, St. Albans, 5-7 p.m. $5-8. Info, 524-2444, Vermont Venture Network: Entrepreneurs network after remarks by Robert Squire, cofounder and CEO of Aprexis Health Solutions. Hilton Hotel, Burlington, 8-9:30 a.m. $15 for nonmembers. Info, 658-7830.


CIRC Task Force Meeting: The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission Metropolitan Planning Organization hosts a series of public meetings to address mobility, congestion, transportation demand, safety, livability and economic development in the region. O’Brien Community Center, Winooski, 8-10 a.m. Free. Info, 865-1794, Thursday Night Potlucks for Young Adults: Eighteen- to 35-year-olds show up for fun and fellowship at a weekly dinner focused on spirituality and religion, peace and justice, and creating community. 25 Buell St., Burlington, 6-9 p.m. Free; bring a dish to share; feel free to bring a musical instrument or game. Info, 881-3768,


Every Woman’s Craft Connection: Inventive females work on artful projects at a biweekly meetup. Essex Alliance Church, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 879-5176.


Finding Good Work & Working for the Good: The 2011 Learn, Work & Serve Expo: Seeking work? Learn about full-time employment and volunteer and internship opportunities. Alliot Student Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, noon-5 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536. Mount Mansfield Scale Modelers: Hobbyists break out the superglue and sweat the small stuff at a miniature-construction skill swap. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 879-0765. Thrive Recognition Award Luncheon & Fundraising Cruise: Director and producer Bess O’Brien gives the keynote speech at this afternoon tour of the lake honoring Nancy Zahnizer and two

‘Eyewash’ Film & Video Series: Filmmaker and artist Tomonari Nishikawa offers a curated program of experimental shorts. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422. Festival du Nouveau Cinéma: See WED.19, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. River Arts Bissell Film Series: Filmmaker Caro Thompson presents three short films: “KoSA: The World of Percussion,” “Faces in Granite” and “Hitting the Marble Trail.” River Arts Center, Morrisville, 7-9 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, 888-1261. ‘The Guard’: See WED.19, 7:30 p.m.

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Chocolate-Dipping Demo: See WED.19, 2 p.m. Farm & Food Tour: A caravan-style expedition to Hardwick-area farms and food businesses introduces visitors to a bustling agricultural community. Preregister. Center for Agricultural Economy, Hardwick, 10 a.m. $50; free for children 10 and under. Info, 472-5840.


Bingo: Number noters try to fashion a five-letter find. VFW Post, Essex Junction, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-0700. Chess Club: Checkmate! Board-game players try to attack the king with sly strategies. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 7 p.m. $2-3. Info, 363-5803.

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Spa Night: Skin-Care Solutions for the Changing Seasons: Do the chilly air and brisk winds do a number on your epidermis? Health and beauty aid buyer Courtney Worthington introduces a few solutions. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-2569, ext. 1. Tai Chi for Seniors: Folks over 50 increase flexibility, balance, strength, energy and stamina while reducing chronic pain, anxiety and falls. First Congregational Church, Essex Junction, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Donations accepted. Info, 8650360, ext. 1028.



Early Literacy Story Time: Weekly themes educate preschoolers and younger children on easy literacy concepts. Westford Public Library, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-5639, Fletcher Playgroup: Little ones make use of the open gym before snack time. Fletcher Elementary School, Cambridge, 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. Franklin Story Hour: Lovers of the written word perk up for read-aloud tales and adventures with lyrics. Haston Library, Franklin, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. Middlebury Preschoolers’ Story Hour: Tiny ones become strong readers through activities with tales, rhymes, songs and crafts. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Info, 388-4097. Music With Raphael: Preschoolers up to age 5 bust out song and dance moves. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. Reading Buddies Program: Teen mentors foster a love of books in little ones. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 1-5 p.m. Free; call to sign up for a onehour time slot. Info, 878-6956. Young Writers Group: Homeschoolers learn about revision, editing and proofreading in an out-of-classroom setting. Write on. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 355-1841.


CoffeeHouse Nights: Pete Kilpatrick Band perform songs at the intersection of folk and rock and roll. Stearns Performance Space, Johnson State College, 9 p.m. Free. Info, 635-2536. India.Arie & Idan Raichel: East meets West in “Open Door,” an unusual collaboration between the Grammy-winning soul and R&B songstress and the dreadlocked Israeli composer. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $15-55. Info, 863-5966. Toni Catlin: Brett Hughes joins the Vermont-raised, Nashville-influenced songstress in an intimate cabaret setting. Byers Studio, Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7 p.m. $10; cash bar. Info, 382-9222.


Kambale Musavuli: The activist shares his goal of ending conflict in the Congo and providing support to the country’s people as they build lasting stability and peace. Room 101, Cheray Science Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000.

‘El Bulli: Cooking in Progress’: See WED.19, 5:30 p.m.



Emily Proctor: A Middlebury College math professor examines various two-dimensional surfaces in “Describing the Orbisurfaces.” Room 101, Cheray Science Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536.

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

The Haunted Forest: Good-natured thrills and chills await visitors at this spooky take on outdoor theater. Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Williston, 7-9 p.m. $8.50-12.50. Info, 879-9160.


Adam Boyce: In “The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart, Vermont’s Traveling Entertainer,” the speaker intersperses stories of the performer’s life and career with live fiddling and humorous sketches. United Church of Christ, Bradford, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 222-4423.

finalists. Proceeds support YWCA Vermont’s Strive program. King Street Ferry Dock, Burlington, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $40; RSVP. Info, 862-7520.



‘Romeo and Juliet’: Teenage lovers roll around between the sheets and face the opposition of their warring families in Northern Stage’s take on the Shakespeare classic. Briggs Opera House, White River Junction, 7:30 p.m. $15-60. Info, 296-7000.




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Ghost Hunting 101: Queen City Ghostwalk’s Thea Lewis joins forces with Vermont Spirits Detective Agency investigators for a night of paranormal parables, ghostly gizmos and tips for stalking the supernatural. See calendar spotlight. Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $15. Info, 324-5467. Nightmare Vermont: The state’s creative and evil geniuses scare the socks off visitors to this interactive PG-13-rated haunted house. “Monster wards” and “monster teasers” customize the experience. Performances start roughly every 10 minutes. Proceeds benefit South Burlington Rotary charities, which include relief for neighbors affected by Tropical Storm Irene. Picard Circle, South Burlington, 7 p.m. $10-15. Info, info@nightmare Pumpkin-Carving Contest: Orange guts are removed as Halloween hounds whittle expressive jack-o’-lantern faces in a judged squash showdown. Montpelier City Hall, 5 p.m. $2 entry fee includes pumpkin and candle; bring your own carving tools. Info, 223-9604,

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Google for Nonprofits: As part of the Vermont Get Your Business Online effort, nonprofit organizations learn to utilize tools such as Gmail, AdWords, Analytics and more. Channel 17 Studios, Burlington, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 862-1645, ext. 21. Listen Up! Vermont Tutorial: E-bibliophiles learn about a resource through which they can download audio- and e-books directly to their iPods, smartphones, Kindles or Nooks. Fairfax Community Library, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. Spend Smart: Vermonters learn savvy skills for stretching bucks and managing money. Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Burlington, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 860-1414, ext. 104.


Claudia Fritsche: The ambassador of Liechtenstein to the United States speaks about “A Layering of European Integration: Perspectives From Liechtenstein.” Kreitzberg Library, Norwich University, Northfield, noon. Free. Info, 861-2343.

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Post-Irene Fundraisers & Events thu.20 Jon katz: Personal experiences, tales from fellow pet owners and philosophical reflections fill the best-selling author’s new book, Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die. Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, 6:30 p.m. Donations accepted to raise money for libraries and bookstores affected by Tropical Storm Irene. Info, 985-3999.

vermont Cleanup day: Helping hands visit to make donations or sign up to tackle a project in a community affected by Tropical Storm Irene. Various locations statewide, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Donations accepted. Info,


fri.21 Jon katz: See THU.20, Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, 7 p.m. Info, 463-9404. nathan m. Josephs: In “Awake to Life,” an open forum, this premier osteopath discusses how real health begins with spiritual awareness. Middlebury Community House, 6 p.m. Donations accepted for the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund. Info, 989-9992.

sat.22 open volunteer day: Green thumbs tend to the Root Center’s half-acre site, from which organic produce will be donated to the Burlington

Gus speth: In a three-part lecture series, “America, Rising to Its Dream: Charting Passage From Today’s Decline to Tomorrow’s Rebirth,” the professor and environmentalist calls for a new American economic and political order. Q&A to follow. Chase Community Center, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, 5:15-6:45 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1106,

JaCkie tuxhill: A Lincoln resident reveals a story spanning 80 years in “From Warlords to Cell Phones: One Family’s Connection to West China,” a slide-show presentation. Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 453-4147.


‘metamorphoses’: Lost Nation Theater interprets ancient Greek tales of love and humanity in a PG-13 production. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m. Info, 229-0492. ‘oh! o. henry!’: Actor Eric Foxman breathes life into short-story masterpieces by this celebrated writer. Proceeds benefit the school. Lake Champlain Waldorf School, Shelburne, 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation; $15 suggested donation per family. Info, 388-0115. ‘photoGraph 51’: See WED.19, 7:30 p.m. ‘romeo and Juliet’: See WED.19, 7:30 p.m. ‘skin deep’: See WED.19, 11:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.


amy seidl: Getting hot in here? The ecologist and author emphasizes the importance of reversing the causes of climate change in her new book, Finding Higher Ground: Adaption in the Age of Warming. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. arCher mayor: The author of a Vermont-based mystery series starring detective Joe Gunther introduces his latest whodunit, Tag Man. Waterbury Senior Center, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 244-1234. BoBBy aBrahamson: The documentary photographer adds words to the illustrations featured in his book One Summer Across America. Stearns Performance Space, Johnson State College, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1469.



annual fall/Winter rummaGe sale: Racks of low-cost clothing guarantee warmth during the cold months. Our Lady of Grace Parish, Colchester, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 878-5879.


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 lesson & danCe soCial: Singles and couples of all levels of experience take a twirl. Jazzercize Studio, Williston, lesson, 7-8 p.m.; open dancing, 8-10 p.m. $14. Info, 862-2269. enGlish Country danCe: Those keen on Jane Austen’s favorite pastime make rural rounds to music by Lar Duggan, Dominique Gagne, Peter MacFarlane and McKinley James. All dances are taught; newcomers welcome. Elley-Long Music Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7-9:30 p.m. $5-8; $1 extra for first half hour for experienced dancers; bring finger food to share. Info, 899-2378.


October 28-31 Friday - Saturday 7-10PM Sunday - Monday 6:30 - 9:30PM Montpelier Vermont College of Fine Arts, Noble Hall Adults - $10 | Students & Seniors - $7 Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult

international ConferenCe on SpoNSored by: environmental diplomaCy & seCurity: An Vermont College of Fine Arts inaugural event looks at resource scarcity as a precursor to conflict, and aims to raise these environmental issues to high priorities through lectures and symposia regarding borderlands, pragmatic CELEBRATION SERIES 10/17/11 4:20 PM peace and resource values. Billings Student Center,8v-centralvtplayers101911.indd 1 UVM, Burlington, 5-8:30 p.m. $150 for three-day conference; additional $30 for optional cruise. Info, 324-2582.

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festival du nouveau Cinéma: See WED.19, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. ‘life in a day’: Working from 80,000 YouTube submissions, filmmaker Kevin Macdonald edited 4500 hours of raw footage into a kaleidoscopic documentary of images about life. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600.

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‘mohaBBatein’: A college principal forbids romance within the walls of his school in Aditya Chopra’s 2000 Bollywood musical — but a new teacher causes a stir by encouraging a number of budding romances. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7 p.m. $6. Info, 382-9222. ‘the WhistleBloWer’: While spending six months in Bosnia as a UN peacekeeper, a Nebraska cop (played by Rachel Weisz) uncovers a humantrafficking scandal in Larysa Kondracki’s 2010 drama. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $4-7. Info, 748-2600. vermont international film festival: This annual screen fest of independent, international and Vermont-made films thrills cinema nuts with a 10-day lineup. Various Chittenden Country locations, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Various prices; see for schedule and locations. Info, 660–2600, info@

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national day on WritinG iii: Wordsmiths and Vermont cartoonist laureate James Kochalka explore imagery in workshops OF uniting writing, art and the creative JO stephen kiernan: The Vermont HN process. A writers’ marathon in SO N E author of Authentic Patriotism: Restoring STATE COLLEG Brennan’s Pub wraps it up. John Dewey America’s Founding Ideals Through Selfless Lounge, Old Mill Building, UVM, Burlington, Action makes his point in “Taking Action Instead 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3935. of Taking Sides.” Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, rusty deWees: The Elmore-based “Logger” reads noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403. from his newest book, Scrawlins Too. Phoenix Books, Essex, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.

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paize keulemans: Princeton University’s assistant professor of East Asian studies analyzes the sighs, whispers and overheard conversations in “Gossip, Hearsay and the Acoustic Architecture of Intimacy in the Erotic Classic Jin Ping Mei.” Room 125, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.

vermont ski & snoWBoard museum hall of fame induCtion: Four of Vermont’s most influential skiers — Greg McClallen, Karen Huntoon Miller, John Morton and Preston Leete Smith — are honored. Partial proceeds will be donated to the Vermont Community Foundation for relief efforts following Tropical Storm Irene. Killington Grand Resort Hotel, 4 p.m. $100-125 includes dinner; preregister. Info, 253-9911, ext. 203.

senior art Classes: Folks ages 55 and up explore drawing, pastels, oil and acrylic paints, printmaking, collages, and sculpture while discussing basic design concepts such as shape, texture and color. Shelburne Bay Senior Living Community, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $5; preregister. Info, 864-0604.


Janus forum: Marselis Parsons moderates a debate between informed experts Loraine Ronchi and Colleen Haight on the subject of “Fair Trade Coffee: How Fair Is Fair?” Ira Allen Chapel, UVM, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-0190 or 656-8720.

an afternoon of musiC: Pianist Michael Arnowitt, singer Taryn Noelle and the Dave Keller Band make melodies at a fundraiser for Waterbury disaster relief. Jewish Community Center, Stowe, 1-4 p.m. $15 suggested donation. Info, 253-3020,


hope Chafiian: In “The Use of Technology in Elementary Education,” the director of curriculum and technology at the Spence School in Manhattan assesses best practices for technology integration. The Schoolhouse, South Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 658-4164.

sally matson: The performer brings a feisty activist to life in a living-history presentation of “Susan B. Anthony — The Invincible!” Pawlet Community Church, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 645-9529.

Emergency Food Shelf and Tropical Storm Irene relief efforts. Vermont Garden Park, South Burlington, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 735-5122.


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Tai Chi for Seniors: Folks over 50 increase flexibility, balance, strength, energy and stamina while reducing chronic pain, anxiety and falls. Pine Crest at Essex, 10-11 a.m. Donations accepted. Info, 865-0360, ext. 1028.


Deadnberry Mortuary Haunted House: Death lurks behind every door on this bone-chilling tour of a condemned morgue and a freshly unearthed graveyard. Garden Time, Rutland, 7-10 p.m. $5-7. Info, 747-0700. Flashlight Nights: Twists and turns through a six-acre corn maze await when darkness falls, Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y., 7 p.m. $10-15. Info, 518-585-2821. Haunted Castle Family Night: Illusions and spooky fun fill a flashlight-led Halloween tour that’s appropriate for all ages. Wilson Castle, Proctor, 7-10 p.m. $5-8. Info, 773-3284.

Jazz Fest Weekend: Internationally accomplished jazz artist Joe Fonda performs with pianist Michael Jefry Stevens and vocalist Nicole Metzger on Friday. On Saturday, bassist John Menegon and pianist/vocalist Teri Roiger take the stage. Brandon Music, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15 per concert; $25 pass to both; reservations recommended. Info, 465-4071, Music Night: John Daly kicks off an evening of original acoustic guitar. Brown Dog Books & Gifts, Hinesburg, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 482-5189.


Community Playgroup: Kiddos convene for fun via crafts, circle time and snacks. Health Room, Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax, 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. Enosburg Falls Story Hour: Young ones show up for fables and occasional field trips. Enosburg Public Library, 9-10 a.m. Free. Info, 933-2328. Reading Buddies Program: See THU.20, 1-5 p.m. Sign a Story: Babies and toddlers up to age 4 listen to tall tales as the reader signs key words in American Sign Language. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. Sticky Goo & Fizzy Fun: Mad scientists in the making — ages 5 and up — experiment with chemistry. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 388-4097.

‘[title of show]’: This R-rated Valley Players Theater production chronicles the making of a musical under a three-week time crunch. Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, 7:30 p.m. $18; get half-priced tickets to November 4 to 6 shows at while supplies last. Info, 583-1674.


Comics Club: Doodlers, writers and readers alike have fun with the funnies. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.


ETHEL With Robert Mirabel: In “Music of the Sun,” a Native American flutist and the postclassical string quartet stir up cross-cultural music. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 8 p.m. $32. Info, 760-4634.

The Haunted Forest: See THU.20, 7-10 p.m.

‘Alice in Wonderland’: Rutland Youth Theatre takes a very strange trip down the rabbit hole in this adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic. Rutland Intermediate School, 7 p.m. $4-6. Info, 558-4177.

Wicca 101: Modern-witchcraft newbies learn about the history and traditions of this naturebased religion with local author Kirk White. Spirit Dancer Books & Gifts, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 660-8060.


Claudia Fritsche: See THU.20, Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, Middlebury, 12:15 p.m. John McDowell: The University of Pittsburgh professor keynotes the Northern New England Philosophical Association’s 2011 conference with “How Practical Knowledge Relates to Receptive Knowledge.” Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536, Kim Schmitt: The certified Fletcher Allen Health Care physician’s assistant shares experiences in “Post-Earthquake Haiti: A Personal Account of Trauma, Tent Cities and Cholera.” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2 p.m. $5. Info, 864-3516.


Student Open Mic Night: Performers under 18 aim to wow the audience. Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, 7 p.m. $5. Info, 522-6877, upperevents@

‘Autumn Portraits’: Five interlocking vignettes created by Eric Bass delve into the relationship of puppet and master. Sandglass Theater, Putney, 8 p.m. $12-15. Info, 387-4051, info@sandglasstheater. org.

Swanton Playgroup: Kids and caregivers squeeze in quality time over imaginative play and snacks. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Swanton, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426.

‘It’s a Scream’: Jim Bray directs David DeBoy’s “horrorbly” funny, Halloween-appropriate comedy. Enosburg Opera House, 7:30 p.m. $7-10. Info, 9336171,

Toddler Yoga & Stories: Tykes up to age 5 stretch it out in simple exercise and reading activities. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:15 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

‘Metamorphoses’: See THU.20, 8 p.m.


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


‘Photograph 51’: See WED.19, 7:30 p.m. ‘Queen City Radio Hour’: Veteran radio stars and guests present music, comedy and spoken-word gems. Alexander Twilight Theatre, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, 7:30 p.m. $6-20. Info, 748-2600. ‘Romeo and Juliet’: See WED.19, 7:30 p.m.

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‘Rumors’: Comic complications arise when four couples show up to a dinner party with an absentee hostess and a host with a flesh wound in this Little City Players romp. Vergennes Opera House, 8 p.m. $10-12; production contains adult language and may not be suitable for young audiences. Info, 877-6737.

Aaron Flinn CD Release: The singer-songwriter introduces the folk, indie-rock and classic-pop do songs from Miss Ready Blossom and m Co the Seed of Dreams, first with a solo set un ty P roductio ns and then backed by his band. StudioThree, South Burlington, 7-10 p.m. $25 includes a copy of ‘Skin Deep’: See WED.19, 6:30 p.m. the album. Info, 866-639-6577. ‘The Elephant Man’: The St. Johnsbury Players Amos Lee: The singer-songwriter tapped by produce Bernard Pomerance’s script about Joseph Rolling Stone as an artist to watch has a sound Merrick, a Victorian-era man known for his deforrooted in folk and soul. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., mity. St. Johnsbury School, 7:30 p.m. $7-10. Info, 7:30 p.m. $38.50-50. Info, 603-448-0400. 748-4002. sy





‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’: Victorian drama melds with farce and Hitchcockian overtones in Charles Ludlam’s satire, presented by Pendragon Theatre. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 8 p.m. $18-20. Info, 518-523-2512.

Tom Rush: The singing, songwriting American icon — now a Vermont resident — plays tunes from a more-than-40-year career. First Unitarian Church, Burlington, 8 p.m. $30-35. Info, 603-206-3936.

Nightmare Vermont: See THU.20, 7 p.m.


Cuarteto Casals: A Barcelona string quartet applies its award-winning chamber-music treatment to works by Shostakovich, Schubert and others. See calendar spotlight. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $20-25. Info, 656-4455.


Brown Bag Book Club: Readers gab about Gregory Maguire’s reimagination of Oz in Wicked at lunchtime. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. Spoken Word Open Mic & Poetry Slam: Speak your literary mind! Writers of all ages share PG-13 content in a 6 p.m. open mic and 7 p.m. poetry slam. Young Writers Project, Champlain Mill, Winooski. Donations accepted; preregister for slam. Info, 318-0934.

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Saturday Art Sampler: Adults and teens explore the basics of color theory through practice and play with paints, oil pastels and paper. Davis Studio Gallery, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. $24; preregister. Info, 425-2700. Wood-Carving Demonstration: Visitors avid about avians see trees being whittled into models of various bird species. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 1-2 p.m. Free with regular admission, $3-6. Info, 434-2167,


Annual Fall/Winter Rummage Sale: See FRI.21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. BCA Summer Artist Market: Local artisans display contemporary craft and fine-art objects as weather permits. Burlington City Hall Park, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7166, kmacon@ Flea Market Day: Local crafters and collectors line tables with their wares. Redeemed Thrift Shop, South Burlington, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free to shop; $1020 for a table. Info, 881-0277 or 238-9611.


Volunteers for Peace Project: See WED.19, noon.


and the Goat get feet moving; members of the Retinal Exploitation Cooperative provide the visuals. North End Studio A, Burlington, 10 p.m. $10; for ages 18 and up. Info, 349-6777. New England Dance: Pete Sutherland calls the moves and the Homegrown Chestnuts dole out the tunes. Grange Hall, Montpelier, beginners’ instruction, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. $8; bring a dish for a potluck dessert. Info, 225-8921. Norwich Family Dance: Cuckoo’s Nest sound out music for dances led by caller Lausanne Allen. Wear clean-soled shoes. Tracy Hall, Norwich, family dance, 5 p.m.; potluck supper, 6:30 p.m.; regular dance, 8 p.m. $5; free for kids. Info, 785-4607,


Wisdom of the Herbs School Open House: Folks interested in wild plants, holistic health and sustainable living learn about the school’s nature-based experiential programs with director Annie McCleary and naturalist George Lisi. Tulsi Tea Room, Montpelier, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 456-8122.


Community CleanUp: A tidy team clears trash and debris from the brook. Sunderland Brook, Essex Junction, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 865-7895, ext. 104, International Conference on Environmental Diplomacy & Security: See FRI.21, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.


Benefit Dinner & Calcutta: Guests get a chance at the $3000 grand prize at this benefit for the Franklin County Humane Society. American Legion, St. Albans, cocktails, 5 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m. $125 includes two dinners and one ball; cash bar. Info, 524-9650. Historical & Architectural Tour of Downtown Burlington: Preservation Burlington guides illuminate interesting nooks and crannies of the Queen City. Meet at the southwest corner of Church and College streets. Various downtown locations, Burlington, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Info, 522-8259. Historical Walking Tour: Architecture buffs ogle the capital city’s historic structures and learn about ongoing historic-preservation efforts. Meet at the kiosk on State and Elm streets, Montpelier, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Donations accepted. Info, Jazz Improvisation: Dancers, instrumentalists, vocalists, technicians, visual artists and enthusiasts convene to explore the heart of jazz in an improv session and dialogue with Melissa HamEllis. Town Hall, Warren, noon-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 310-467-5879.

Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society Fall Conference: Folks put their family tree in perspective by taking in talks by Willard Randall, Elise Guyette and two members from the Québec Family History Society. St. John Vianney Parish Hall, South Burlington, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $20; lunch available. Info, 238-5934.

VIPink: Myra Flynn sings at this Breast Cancer Awareness Month cocktail party with a highend silent auction and complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres and cupcakes. Proceeds support Bright Pink’s outreach and education programs in Vermont. Maglianero Café, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $30-40; cash bar. Info, 598-2469.


Vermont Arts Exchange Fall Fundraiser: Live music by Real Vocal String Quartet, a sumptuous harvest feast, and a preview art opening and sale support the organization’s community arts programming. Vermont Arts Exchange at Sage Street Mill, North Bennington, 6 p.m. $60. Info, 442-5549.

Senior Craft Classes: Folks ages 55 and up experiment with applied decoration — flower arranging, jewelry making, glass painting and more — while discussing design concepts and color. Shelburne Bay Senior Living Community, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $5; preregister. Info, 864-0604.


Ballroom Lesson & Dance Social: See FRI.21, 7-10 p.m. Insurrection: EBM/industrial New York City dance band FGFC820 perform at Burlington’s dark, alternative dance night. DJs Gabriel Night, Tyrant


‘Another Earth’: A tragic accident leaves one girl desperately hopeful about the discovery of a duplicate planet with identical citizens in Mike Cahill’s 2011 sci-fi film. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422.

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Festival du Nouveau CiNéma: See WED.19, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

and artisan crafts within arms’ reach. Depot Park, Rutland, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 773-4813.

‘GreeN Fire: aldo leopold aNd a laNd ethiC For our time’: Historical film clips, photographs, letters and other archival documents explore the life, philosophy and legacy of the American conservationist. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 457-2355,

sourdouGh-bread-bakiNG Workshop: Those who need to knead sample a slice made by Helen Rabin, former owner and baker of Upland Bakers, and take home some starter for their own dough endeavors. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 426-3581,

‘liFe iN a day’: See FRI.21, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

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 or 498-4734.

‘the WhistlebloWer’: See FRI.21, 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. vermoNt iNterNatioNal Film Festival: See FRI.21, noon-10:30 p.m.

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beariNG Fruit: Folks dine family-style on local, farm-fresh fare at the fourth annual fundraiser for Green Mountain Farm-to-School. Westfield Community Center, 4:30-8 p.m. $50. Info, 334-2044. burliNGtoN Farmers market: Dozens of vendors sell everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to ethnic cuisine to pottery to artisan cheese. The Phineas Gage Project deliver the tunes. Burlington City Hall Park, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. CaledoNia Farmers market: Growers, crafters and entertainers gather weekly at outdoor stands centered on local eats. 50 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

laCtiC-aCid FermeNtatioN Workshop: Participants learn how to preserve the harvest without canning in a class with nutritional culinary specialist and author Louise Frazier. Charlotte Senior Center, 2-4 p.m. $25. Info, 425-2111.

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.

rutlaNd CouNty Farmers market: Downtown strollers find high-quality fruits and veggies, mushrooms, fresh-cut flowers, sweet baked goods,

kids NiGht out Jam: Active children burn off some energy playing “freeze” dance and musical games. Pizza and beverages provided. Urban Dance Complex, Williston, 4-7 p.m. session for 4- to 8-year olds; 7-10 p.m. session for 8- to 12-year-olds. $18 per child; $30 per two; preregister. Info, 863-6600. North hero tumble time: Free-play stations around the gym keep youngsters — and their adult companions — on the go. North Hero Elementary School, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426.


bread & boNes Cd-release CoNCert: Acoustic trio Richard Ruane, Beth Duquette and Mitch Barron share new numbers from Could Have Been a Dream. Burnham Hall, Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 388-9782 or 453-5320.

NiGhtmare vermoNt: See THU.20, 6 p.m. ooky spooky raCe: Costumed runners pound 3- or 5K trails through a “haunted” forest to the beach to raise money for COTS. Rock Point School, Burlington, 8-10 a.m. $10; $25 per family. Info, 863-1104. plattsburGh Zombie Walk: It’s not a nightmare: A brigade of reanimated corpses shuffles through the city, searching for brains. A “zombie prom” follows at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Angel College Center. Durkee Street, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 6 p.m. $1-10 donation accepted for ROTA Gallery and Biketopia. Info, 518-335-2295, cummins.s.kimberly@gmail. com. the eNChaNted Forest: Elves, trolls and wizards pop up on a magical tour through the woods. Singing, storytelling and hayrides augment the affair. Hubbard Park, Montpelier, 4-8 p.m. $4-10; $20-25 per family. Info, 223-7335. the hauNted Forest: See THU.20, 6-10 p.m.


a prelude to halloWeeN: WouNds, sCars, Guts aNd other Gross Fake stuFF: The human body proves endlessly fascinating as families make faux blood and eyeballs, play “Operation,” climb aboard an ambulance, and more. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 877-324-6386. ‘aliCe iN WoNderlaNd’: See FRI.21, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. babysittiNG CertiFiCatioN Course: Would-be caregivers ages 11 to 15 learn about handling emergency situations and more in a course held by the American Red Cross. Fairfax Community Library, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. Joe Nusbaum & Chris tebbetts: Two Vermont authors deliver twice the tales at a storytelling event. They share Mystic Travelogues and Middle

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burliNGtoN Chamber orChestra: Middlebury College music director Andrew Massey guest-con- 12v-valleyplayers101911.indd 1 10/17/11 4:29 PM ducts bassoonist Rachel Elliott and clarinetist Betsy LeBlanc in works by Corelli, Saturday, October 22, 7:30 pm Phillips, Suk and Vermont composer Bluegrass, old-time gospel, three part Don Jamison. McCarthy Arts harmonies and crisp musicianship! Center, St. Michael’s College, Reserved: Advance $21, Day of show $26 Colchester, 8 p.m. $10-25. Info, Sponsored by John Westbrook, DDS and The Point. 893-4082.

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Cody miChaels: The awardwinning pianist charms the ivory keys in the Performing Arts Center. Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans, 7 p.m. $10-12. Info, 524-2444.

ON hauNted Warehouse: Enter if TH OM you dare ... Guided tours highlight PSO Cuarteto Casals: See FRI.21, South N RAD TKE ghoulish characters in the warehouse. Congregational Church, St. Johnsbury. Matinee tours are appropriate for children JaZZ Fest WeekeNd: See FRI.21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 10 and under accompanied by an adult. Kennedy

Brothers Marketplace, Vergennes, 2-4 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. $1-5. Info, 388-7951, ext. 1.

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resourCe Fall musiC Festival: The Re-Bops, Jon Gailmor, Lewis Franco & the Brown-Eyed Girls, and Cold Country Bluegrass take the stage — which is lowered from the ceiling — at Barre’s newest performance space. Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band lead an all-ages dance concert at 6 p.m. ReSTORE, Barre, 1-8 p.m. $10; free for kids. Info, 477-7800. real voCal striNG Quartet: Classically trained musicians sing while playing folk-pop — no small feat with a violin under your chin. Vermont Arts Exchange at Sage Street Mill, North Bennington, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. $17-22. Info, 442-5549. red molly: Three-part harmonies join a potpourri of bluegrass, folk and old-time gospel. Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, 7:30 p.m. $21-26. Info, 728-6464. the ChiFFoNs aNd daNNy & the JuNiors: Two doo-wop groups transport audiences back to the land of bobby socks and jukeboxes. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 8 p.m. Call for price. Info, 775-0903.

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Friday, November 11, 7:30 pm Pre-performance talk w. Peter Rowen, 6:45 pm A centennial tribute to the undisputed father of bluegrass! Reserved: Advanced $42.50 Day of show $47.50 Sponsored by Naylor and Breen Builders, Mascoma Savings Bank and The Point.

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the diCk FormaN trio: From ballads to blues to bebop, Dick Forman, Michael Zsoldos and Anthony Santor execute sophisticated mainstream jazz. Congregational Church, Middlebury, 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 388-7634. vermoNt philharmoNiC orChestra: Soprano Suzanne Grogan gives voice to arias by Verdi, Bellini and Donizetti in a showcase of “Gems of Italian Opera.” Hardwick Town House, 7:30 p.m. preconcert talk with VPO music director Lou Kosma and Bel Canto director Jane Klaviter at 7:10 p.m. $5-15; $32 per family. Info, 793-4210,

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heroiC CorN maZe adveNture: Test your Fort Ticonderoga history by solving a six-acre puzzle in the cornstalks. Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7-10. Info, 518-585-2821. SAT.22

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NorWiCh Farmers market: Neighbors discover fruits, veggies and other riches of the land, not to mention baked goods, handmade crafts and local entertainment. Next to Fogg’s Hardware & Building Supply and the Bike Hub, Route 5 South, Norwich, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 384-7447,

JohN deWey day CelebratioN: Artist-educator Frank Gonzalez helps fans of the Burlington-raised educator-philosopher mark his birthday by fashioning paper masks before a parade down Church Street. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 865-7216.


movable Feast: Food and fellowship mix and mingle at an annual fundraiser for Vermont Interfaith Action. Appetizers and an organization update at First Unitarian Universalist Society, Burlington, 6 p.m.; dinner and conversation follow at private homes or a congregation. $30. Info, 651-8889.

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

hauNted Firehouse: Frightful sights rise from the grave, causing goosebumps in visitors of all ages. Moretown Volunteer Fire Department, 3-6 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 496-7562.

School: The Worst Years of My Life, respectively. Brown Dog Books & Gifts, Hinesburg, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 482-5189.

hiNesburG WiNter Farmers market: Growers sell bunched greens, pickles and pasture-raised chicken among vendors of cupcakes, crafts and pottery. Hinesburg Town Hall, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 482-4354.

hauNted Castle Family NiGht: See FRI.21, 7-10 p.m.


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

halloWeeN parade & Festival: Costumed creatures trick-or-treat at participating downtown restaurants and stores before a people-and-pet promenade. Church Street Marketplace, Burlington, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7596.


ChoColate-dippiNG demo: See WED.19, 2 p.m.

halloWeeN Costume help: Costume designer Cherilyn Gilligan offers creative consultations — and inspiration — for handmade disguises. Nido Fabric & Yarn, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 881-0068.


ChiCkeN-pie supper: Hearty eats shake off the autumn chill. First Baptist Church, Burlington, 6 p.m. $5-10. Info, 864-6515.

FlashliGht NiGhts: See FRI.21, 7 p.m.


Capital City Farmers market: Fresh produce, perennials, seedlings, home-baked foods and handmade crafts lure local buyers throughout the growing season. 60 State St., Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2958,

deadNberry mortuary hauNted house: See FRI.21, 7-10 p.m.


CaledoNia spirits & WiNery opeN house: Visitors amble through the distillery, learning about the production of its mead, raw honey and honey vodka. Caledonia Spirits & Winery, Hardwick, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Info, 472-8000.



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Intro to ExcEl: Students get savvy about electronic spreadsheets. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10-11:30 a.m. $3 suggested donation; preregister. Info, 865-7217. natural MagIck for tEEns & twEntysoMEthIngs: Spiritual healer Maureen Short offers a charmed course exploring air, Earth, fire and water through lecture, meditation, chanting, song and more. Moonlight Gifts, Milton, 3-5 p.m. $25. Info, 893-9966, moonlightgiftshoppe@


skatEboardIng dEMo: Brooklyn’s Culture Skateboards team grinds Vermont marble and granite from 2 to 5 p.m. before giveaways and a free skate session from 5 to 8 p.m. Plaza Skate Park, Howe Center, Rutland. Free; helmet and signed waiver required to skate. Info, 342-2348.


faculty chalk talk 2011: Pregame with a prof? Associate professor of government Daryl Press speaks about “Foreign Policy Tradeoffs in an Age of Austerity” in a popular presentation series taking place before a home football game. Room 105, Dartmouth Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2258, dartmouth. VErMont cIVIl war lIVIng hIstory: Costumed members of the Champlain Valley Historical Reenactors relive a day in the life of a Civil War soldier. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.


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‘It’s a scrEaM’: See FRI.21, 7:30 p.m. ‘MEtaMorPhosEs’: See THU.20, 8 p.m. ‘PhotograPh 51’: See WED.19, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. ‘roMEo and JulIEt’: See WED.19, 7:30 p.m. ‘ruMors’: See FRI.21, 8 p.m. ‘skIn dEEP’: See WED.19, 6:30 p.m. ‘thE ElEPhant Man’: See FRI.21, 7:30 p.m.



thE MEtroPolItan oPEra: lIVE In hd: cataMount arts: Anna Netrebko stars as a queen driven mad in a broadcast of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1 p.m. $16-23. Info, 748-2600.

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Indoor gardEnIng workshoP: Locavores learn the steps to harvesting buckwheat, pea and broccoli shoots, and more from gardening guru Peter Burke. City Market, Burlington, 1-2 p.m. $10; preregister. Info, 861-9700. Intro to our natIVE nut ProducErs: Nature lovers go nutty while identifying trees that grow hard-shelled walnuts, acorns and hazelnuts. Elmore Roots Nursery, 1-3 p.m. $10; preregister. Info, 888-3305.


Mad robIn contra dancE: Atlantic Crossing dole out tunes for clean-soled folks taking organized steps. First Congregational Church, Burlington, 8-11 p.m. Beginner’s lesson, 7:45 p.m. $8; bring a dish for a potluck dessert. Info, 735-2257.


EnVIronMEntal PolIcy cruIsE: Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz, Vermont Abenaki rep Louise Lampman-Larrivee, UVM dean Mary Watzin, activists, business leaders and UVM professors lift anchor to discuss regional environmental challenges. Burlington Boathouse, 1-4 p.m. $30. Info, 324-2582. IntErnatIonal confErEncE on EnVIronMEntal dIPloMacy & sEcurIty: See FRI.21, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.


‘art of MasquEradE’ annual dInnEr & auctIon: MeadoWinds serenade diners at a live and silent auction of “masked” works by anonymous artists, plus antiques, collectibles, gift certificates and original art. Proceeds benefit the Chaffee Art Center. Holiday Inn, Rutland, 4-8:30 p.m. $50; preregister. Info, 775-0356, thE gathErIng: Individuals and Sanghas that practice in the Buddhist tradition convene. Special program available for children. Friends Meeting House, Plainfield, 2-4:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 456-1443, tours & oPEn housE: Visitors amble around the elegant 19th-century country house and its gardens. Inn at Shelburne Farms, noon-4 p.m. $10-12. Info, 985-8686.

‘[tItlE of show]’: See FRI.21, 7:30 p.m.


fairs & festivals

thE sEcond cIty: The Chicago-based comedy troupe — which boasts an impressive alumni list including Bill Murray, Amy Poehler and Stephen Colbert — executes satirical wit. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 8 p.m. $35. Info, 760-4634.

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yoga & horsEback rIdIng dEMo & book sIgnIng: Bystanders observe “whoa-ga,” a series of mounted and dismounted exercises created by Cathy Reynolds that use yoga asanas to achieve balance and harmony with a horse. Ten percent of sales of her book benefit the Rhythm of the Rein Therapeutic Riding Program. Water Tower Farm, Marshfield, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free to watch. Info, 4263781,

‘thE MystEry of IrMa VEP’: See FRI.21, 8 p.m.

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nEIl goodwIn: The author of We Go as Captives chronicles riveting adventures set during the Royalton Raid in the annual Robert J. Maguire lecture. Mount Independence State Historic Site, Orwell, 1-2 p.m. Donations accepted. Info, 948-2000. thE Moth MaInstagE: Moth regulars and local voices craft compelling stories on the theme of “Building a Bridge: Stories From Both Sides.” Proceeds benefit VPR and PH International. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $55-95; get halfpriced tickets to this event at deals.sevendaysvt. com while supplies last. Info, 863-5966.

art & aPPlE fEstIVal: Down a slice of cheesetopped apple pie while wandering through an exhibit of historic town photos and works by local artists and artisans. Brick Meeting House, Westford, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 872-9683.


fEstIVal du nouVEau cInéMa: See WED.19, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. froM stonEwall to MarrIagE: a fIlM/ dIscussIon sErIEs: As part of LGBTQ History Month, RU12? Community Center screens 8: The Mormon Proposition, a 2010 documentary about the role of organized religion in the passing of this 2008 constitutional amendment. Pickering Room,


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liSt Your EVENt for frEE At SEVENDAYSVT.COM/POSTEVENT Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 860-7812, ‘Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench’: Damien Chazelle’s modern interpretation of MGM-style musicals portrays the love story between a jazz musician and an introvert. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘life in a day’: See FRI.21, 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. ‘The WhisTleBloWer’: See FRI.21, 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. VerMonT inTernaTional filM fesTiVal: See FRI.21, 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

food & drink

chocolaTe-diPPinG deMo: See WED.19, 2 p.m. QuadraThalon: Cooking and sportsmanship collide as New England Culinary Institute students receive a basket of ingredients, plot an entrée and dessert, and cart the food all over town via bike and foot to get it to the judges on time. Vermont College, Montpelier, noon. Free to watch. Info, 225-3202. souTh BurlinGTon farMers MarkeT: Growers and producers parcel out the fruits of the soil. Healthy Living, South Burlington, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2569. sToWe siGnaTure chefs aucTion: Special dishes abound as 12 top chefs get cookin’. A wine tasting, dinner, and silent and live auctions support the Vermont March of Dimes and stronger, healthier babies in our communities. Town & Country Resort, Stowe, 5 p.m. $75. Info, 560-4823. sunday BreakfasT: Rise and shine! Bacon, eggs, biscuits, sausage gravy and more await. Proceeds benefit local veterans and charities. VFW Post 309, Peru, N.Y., 9 a.m.-noon. $5. Info, 518-643-4580.

health & fitness

oPen MediTaTion classes: Harness your emotions and cultivate inner peace through the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Laughing River Yoga, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. $5-15 suggested donation. Info, 684-0452,


flashliGhT niGhTs: See FRI.21, 7 p.m.



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

‘a colorful collaGe’: Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont, the Bella Voce Woodwinds and chamber ensemble Cantiamo share choral works in the Canadian, English and American folk traditions. St. Paul’s Cathedral, Burlington, 3 p.m. $15-18. Info, 864-0471.

circuMBurke MounTain Bike challenGe, Trail run & fesTiVal: By wheel or by foot, athletes circumnavigate Burke and Umpire mountains on an 18-mile course. Proceeds will be used to improve the circuit. A harvest festival with a chowder contest and craft fair follows. Burke Mountain Ski Resort, 10 a.m. $30-38 includes barbecue lunch. Info, 626-7300. WoMen’s PickuP soccer: Ladies of all ages and abilities break a sweat while passing around the spherical polyhedron. Miller Community and Recreation Center, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $3. Info, 862-5091.

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Jessica WeiTz & forresT holzaPfel: In “Porter Thayer and the History of the Town Photographer at the Turn of the 20th Century,” the speakers sum up the effort to digitize the Vermont photog’s 1300-piece portfolio. Town Hall, Townshend, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 254-5290.

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VerMonT reads Panel discussion: Local experts explore the topic of “Domestic Violence: Struggles and Successes” in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. United Church, Warren, 11:45 a.m. Free. Info, 583-1935.

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‘MeTaMorPhoses’: See THU.20, 2 p.m. ‘PhoToGraPh 51’: See WED.19, 2 p.m. ‘roMeo and JulieT’: See WED.19, 5 p.m. ‘ruMors’: See FRI.21, 2 p.m.

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sToryTellinG circle: Wordsmiths offer tales about ancestors and guides in all their forms as the Day of the Dead approaches. For ages 7 and up; bring a story to share, or come to listen. JourneyWorks, Burlington, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 860-6203.


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WesT coasT sWinG dance class: Dancers of all ability levels twirl to the blues and a variety of other tunes at weekly lessons. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $15. Info, 388-1436,


enerGy series: The Mad River Valley Planning District focuses on the state energy plan and financing in the third of a five-part series. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 496-8994.

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BaT aWareness Week: Just in time for Halloween, a slide-show lecture, bat social and fundraiser, reggae dance party, and costume initiative educate Vermonters about the white-nose syndrome affecting our nocturnal insect eaters. See calendar spotlight. Various locations statewide, 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. Various prices. Info, 279-5762, BaT aWareness Week: BaT social & fundraiser: Fans of the nocturnal species come together for mingling and a silent auction. Hill Farmstead Brewery donates a keg of artisan beer, from which all proceeds benefit Vermont bat projects. The taproom also donates a percentage MON.24

Feel fatigued and down? Change your sleeping & eating habits? You may be eligible to participate in a research study on seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Diagnostic assessment and treatment consisting of a light therapy box or cognitive-behavioral “talk” therapy will be offered at no charge. Eligible participants will be compensated up to $470 for completing study-related questionnaires & interviews.

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‘sinGinG Voice QualiTies’: Internationally known singing teacher Bill Reed utilizes DVDs, audio recordings and live performances in a lecture and demonstration reviewing the singing techniques for various genres. The class ends with a group song. Spotlight on Dance, South Burlington, 3-6 p.m. Donations accepted for the Bill Reed June Musical Theater Intensive Scholarship Fund. Info, 862-7326.



leann riMes: The country-music superstar explains why you “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” in an intimate concert. See calendar spotlight. Proceeds benefit Kingdom County Productions’ performing arts programs. Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, 7 p.m. $67-110. Info, 748-2600.

heroic corn Maze adVenTure: See SAT.22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.




sundays for fledGlinGs: Youngsters go avian crazy in hiking, acting, writing or exploring activities. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 2-2:45 p.m. Free with museum admission, $3-6; free for members; donations accepted; preregister. Info, 434-2167,

VerMonT PhilharMonic orchesTra: See SAT.22, Barre Opera House, 3:30 p.m. Preconcert talk with VPO music director Lou Kosma and Bel Canto Institute director Jane Klaviter at 3:10 p.m.

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of overall sales to the cause. See calendar spotlight. Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier, 6 p.m. Donations accepted; for ages 21 and up only. Info, 279-5762,


‘Life in a Day’: See FRI.21, 5:30 p.m. ‘The WhisTLebLoWer’: See FRI.21, 7:30 p.m. VermonT inTernaTionaL fiLm fesTiVaL: See FRI.21, 1:30-10:30 p.m.

food & drink

ChoCoLaTe-Dipping Demo: See WED.19, 2 p.m.

health & fitness

genTLe graTiTuDe yoga: Easy lying, sitting and standing poses improve balance, coordination and flexibility, and encourage an appreciation for life. Unity Church of Vermont, Essex Junction, 10-11:30 a.m. $5 suggested donation; bring a yoga mat. Info, 881-5210. Tai Chi for seniors: See FRI.21, 10-11 a.m. 6h-SweetCloverMarket101211.indd 1

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Women’s sTrengTh & ConDiTioning CLass: See WED.19, 8:30-9:30 a.m.


isLe La moTTe pLaygroup: Stories and crafts make for creative play. Yes, there will be snacks. Isle La Motte Elementary School, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426.


marshfieLD sTory Time: Read-aloud tales catch the ear of youngsters ages 6 and under. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 4263581,


musiC WiTh raphaeL: See THU.20, 10:45 a.m. sTories WiTh megan: Preschoolers ages 3 to 6 expand their imaginations through storytelling, songs and rhymes. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.


sWanTon pLaygroup: Kids and caregivers squeeze in quality time over imaginative play and snacks. Mary Babcock Elementary School, Swanton, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426.

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musiC & moVemenT WiTh may: Caregivers and their charges lace up their dancing shoes for a fun and educational session with May Poduschnik. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Info, 388-4097.



siLo session ConCerT series: A bakery doubles as a cozy listening room as the Wailin’ Jennys’ Heather Masse shares tunes steeped in jazz, folk, pop and bluegrass traditions. Bread & Butter Farm, Shelburne, 7 p.m. $10; tickets will not be available at the door. Info, 922-5349.



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ChrisTopher r. broWning: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor considers “Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony: The Case of the Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps.” John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill Building, UVM, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 656-1438. DaryL sTorrs: An artist and printmaker presents a retrospective of his work spanning 30 years. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2 p.m. $5. Info, 864-3516. nanCy JaCkson: In “The State of Chemistry in the Year of Chemistry,” the president of the American Chemical Society addresses trends in research and development, and analyzes their impact on the U.S. scientific enterprise. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 879-6743.


arCher mayor: See THU.20, Bennington Free Library. Info, 442-9051. book DisCussion: founDing faThers: In American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Ellis looks at the man behind the legend. Glover Public Library, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 525-6524. CharLes Derber: The author of Greed to Green: Solving Climate Change and Remaking the Economy looks at the big picture of American culture and global capitalism. Stearns Performance Space, Johnson State College, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1474. marJorie CaDy memoriaL WriTers group: Budding wordsmiths improve their craft through “homework” assignments, creative exercises and sharing. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 388-2926, cpotter935@comcast. net. monThLy book group: Page turners dish on their latest read. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581, jaquithpubliclibrary@

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‘esmeraLDa’: Grace and grandeur pervade this dainty production by Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet, broadcast in high definition to a projection screen. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $6-15. Info, 748-2600.


uniVersiTy CaTamounT singers: Special guests contribute to an evening of solos and small ensembles. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 656-7776.

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



CommuniTy herbaLism CLass: Participants put together a kit of herbal creams, oils and salves to be used for everyday ailments as well as spontaneous at-home spa nights. VCIH student Laurel Buley offers instruction. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. $10-12; additional $8 materials fee; preregister. Info, 224-7100, info@


CoeD DoDgebaLL: Players break a sweat chucking and side-stepping foam balls at this friendly pickup competition. Arrive early to form teams. Orchard School, South Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $5. Info, 598-8539.


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mammals in “Vermont’s Bats Explained.” See calendar spotlight. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 279-5762, annemariekeppel@

CommuniTy Cinema: A slam poet discovers the power of American Sign Language in Judy Lieff’s 2010 documentary, Deaf Jam. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-5966. ‘Life in a Day’: See FRI.21, 5:30 p.m. ‘raCe To noWhere’: Vicki Abeles and Jessica Congdon’s 2009 documentary examines our achievement-obsessed society and the pressures put on young people. Room 207, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, 7 p.m. $10-15. Info, 635-1476. ‘The WhisTLebLoWer’: See FRI.21, 7:30 p.m. ‘To kiLL a moCkingbirD’: Gregory Peck took home an Oscar for his portrayal of Atticus Finch in this 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel. Community members discuss its themes after a screening. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 583-1935. ‘unsToppabLe’: An engineer and a conductor devise an insane scheme to derail a rogue train



headed for a metropolis. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422. Vermont InternatIonal FIlm FestIVal: See FRI.21, 1:30-10:30 p.m.

food & drink

ChoColate-DIppIng Demo: See WED.19, 2 p.m. olD north enD Farmers market: Local farmers sell the fruits of their fields, and their labor. Integrated Arts Academy, H.O. Wheeler Elementary School, Burlington, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 324-3073. rutlanD County Farmers market: See SAT.22, 3-6 p.m.

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ChaIr yoga & taI ChI: Slow, gentle movements aid stress reduction, balance and flexibility. Unity Church of Vermont, Essex Junction, 10-11 a.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, 881-5210. pCa CooperatIVe CommunIty meetIng: Folks involved with Choices for Care develop a framework for 24-hour personal-care assistance in a peer-led meeting. Doubletree Hotel, South Burlington, registration, 9:30 a.m.; meeting 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free; lunch is provided; preregister. Info, 861-2896, taI ChI For senIors: See THU.20, 8:30-9:30 a.m.


CreatIVe tuesDays: Artists engage their imaginations with recycled crafts. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. FaIrFax story hour: Good listeners are rewarded with folklore, fairy tales, crafts and activities. Fairfax Community Library, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5246. Fall story hour: Picture books and crafts catch the attention of little tykes. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. 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. hIghgate story hour: See WED.19, 10-11 a.m.

musIC WIth robert: Music lovers of all ages engage in sing-alongs. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. presChool storytIme: See WED.19, 10-10:45 a.m.

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

story tIme For tots: Three- to 5-year-olds savor stories, songs, crafts and company. CarpenterCarse Library, Hinesburg, 11 a.m. noon. Free. Info, 482-2878. toDDler story tIme: Kids under 3 enjoy picture books, songs and rhymes. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 9:10-9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

pause CaFé: French speakers of all levels converse en français. Levity, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 864-5088.

the Milarepa Center offers a fun and relaxed apposttraumatic stress disorder. Receive 12 FREE and CONFIDENTIAL Receive 12 FREE and CONFIDENTIAL proach to spiritual practice through meditation individual therapy sessions via therapy video- sessions via videoconferencing, plus either a low-dose individual and discussion. Milarepa Center, Barnet, 6:30-8:30 conferencing, plus either a low-dose antip.m. Donations accepted. Info, 633-4136. antibiotic (D-Cycloserine) or placebo. We are testing whether psychotherapy

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arCher mayor: See THU.20, Galaxy Bookshop, Hardwick. Info, 472-5533. book stuDy group: Scholars of humanity and spiritual nature analyze Robert Brumet’s Birthing a Greater Reality: A Guide to Conscious Evolution. Unity Church of Vermont, Essex Junction, 1-2:30 p.m. & 6:30-8 p.m. $10 suggested donation; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Info, 8767696, Fourth tuesDays Full play reaDIngs: A handful of actors give voice to Charles Coburn’s Ashes. Private home, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. Free; RSVP for directions. Info, 229-0112,


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Department oF DeFense northeast regIonal CounCIl small-busIness ConFerenCe & matChmaker eVent: Small businesses go on 10-minute “dates” with representatives of government agencies and prime contractors to learn about potential biz connections. Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, South Burlington, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $75-150; preregister. Info, 865-6600. Vermont bICyCle & peDestrIan CoalItIon busIness Forum: Government officials, biking enthusiasts, devout walkers and businesses gather with the mutual goal of encouraging more people to cycle, walk and run safely in Vermont. Chapel, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free; lunch is provided; preregister. Info, 225-8904,


the art oF possIbIlIty: lIVIng & WorkIng WIth a DIsabIlIty: Inspirational presentations and hands-on physical activities shine a light on the employment possibilities for those with disabilities. Sign-language interpreters provided upon request. St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 434-6600, WED.26

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st. albans playgroup: Creative activities and storytelling engage the mind. St. Luke’s Church, St. Albans, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426.

School, Winooski, 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 505-9595.


sCIenCe & storIes: skeletons: Kids have aha! moments regarding the 200-plus bones in the human body. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 11 a.m. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 877-324-6386.


mornIng playgroup: Astrologer Mary Anna Abuzahra leads storytelling inspired by seasonal plants, fruits and flowers before art activities, games and an optional walk. Tulsi Tea Room, Montpelier, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 223-0043.

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Snow night: It’s never too early for a snow dance. In addition to a choreographed rehearsal session, families anticipate the coldest season with snowflake arts and crafts, a “snow” fashion show, Nordic ski-waxing demos, and more. Commodores Inn, Stowe, 4-6:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Info, 253-9911, ext. 202, or 253-9216. 12h-frontporch-leaves-new.indd 1

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international Movie night: The civil war in Chad forces a father to make a difficult decision in Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s 2010 drama A Screaming Man. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. ‘life in a Day’: See FRI.21, 1:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. ‘MaSter anD CoMManDer: the far SiDe of the worlD’: Peter Weir’s 2003 action drama follows a British ship’s pursuit of a mysterious French vessel during the Napoleonic Wars. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-7. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘the whiStleblower’: See FRI.21, 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. verMont international filM feStival: See FRI.21, 1:30-10:30 p.m.

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Serenity yoga: See WED.19, 6-7 p.m. woMen’S Strength & ConDitioning ClaSS: See WED.19, 8:30-9:30 a.m.


babytiMe: See WED.19, 10:30 a.m.-noon. enoSburg playgroup: See WED.19, 9-11 a.m. fairfielD playgroup: See WED.19, 10-11:30 a.m. halloween StorieS: Storyteller Abby Klein thrills kids in pajamas with trick-or-treat tales. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. highgate Story hour: See WED.19, 11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m. MarShfielD playgroup: See WED.19, 10-11:30 a.m. MiDDlebury toDDler Story hour: See WED.19, 10:30-11:15 a.m. MontgoMery playgroup: Little ones exercise their bodies and their minds in the company of adult caregivers. Montgomery Town Library, 9:3011 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. Moving & grooving with ChriStine: See WED.19, 11-11:30 a.m. preSChool StorytiMe: See WED.19, 10-10:45 a.m.


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.


an evening with gillian welCh: The singersongwriter executes simple back-porch Americana from this year’s album The Harrow & the Harvest. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $35.73-38.74. Info, 863-5966. bat awareneSS week: reggae for the batS: Midnite, a roots-reggae band from St. Croix, Virgin Islands, perform. See calendar spotlight. Partial proceeds support Vermont bat-awareness projects.

Rusty Nail, Stowe, 9 p.m. $20; for ages 21 and up. Info, 279-5762, eleCtroniC MuSiC iMproviSation ConCert: Off-the-cuff compositions play prominently in this music-department-sponsored performance. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168. nero: London’s drum-and-base dubstep duo headline an electronic concert also featuring Porter Robinson, DJ Haitian and Chris Pattison. Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, 8 p.m. $23-33.50. Info, 863-5966. valley night: 440hz let loose original folk, rock and blues in the lounge. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, 496-8994.


CreDit report Day: Credit counselors dole out financial advice in 30-minute personal appointments. Champlain Housing Trust, Burlington, 3-7 p.m. Free; preregister for an appointment slot. Info, 861-7342,


behinD-the-SCeneS lunCh & DiSCuSSion: ‘big love’: Director Claudio Medeiros introduces the upcoming comedy about 50 Greek brides-to-be, and cast and crew members share insights on their work. Wright Memorial Theater, 12:30 p.m. Free to college ID cardholders; community donations accepted; lunch is provided. Info, 443-3168. ChriS CoChran: The Division of Historic Preservation and Department of Housing and Community Affairs representative offers specifics in “How State and Federal Tax Credits Can Be Used to Assist Downtown Rehabilitation Projects.” Welcome Center, St. Johnsbury, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 748-7121. ‘froM hiroShiMa to fukuShiMa to verMont’: Independent nuclear engineering and safety expert Arnie Gundersen gives an overview of the laws of physics and how they make it impossible to “shut down” nuclear-plant heat in “Nuclear Power 101.” Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 238-4927. paul whalen: A noted expert in the field of neuroscience shares his research findings regarding why some people are more prone to anxiety than others. Room 207, Bentley Hall, Johnson State College, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1427, gina.mireault@ rolanD batten MeMorial leCture: Landscape architect H. Keith Wagner illustrates how design meets art, nature and humankind through recent examples of his firm’s work in “Line, Form, Texture.” Room 301, Williams Hall, UVM, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 656-2014.


‘laugh lineS’: Six offbeat one-act comedies, presented by Stowe Theatre Guild, explore themes of marriage, family and racism. Town Hall Theatre, Akeley Memorial Building, Stowe, 8 p.m. $10. Info, 253-3961. ‘Skin Deep’: See WED.19, 11:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.


book DiSCuSSion: pilgriMage: Readers take a vicarious journey through Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard. South Hero Community Library, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 372-6209. painteD worD poetry SerieS: A series highlighting established and emerging New England poets features Deborah Landau and January Gill O’Neil. Fleming Museum, UVM, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 656-0750. m



building TINY-HOUSE RAISING: Cost: $250/workshop. Location: Bolton & Richmond, Vermont. Info: Peter King, 933-6103. A crew of beginners will help instructor Peter King frame and sheath a 12 x 12, tiny house in Richmond, November 5 and 6.

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PAINTING: ABSTRACT: Oct. 27-Dec. 8, 6:30-9 p.m., Weekly on Thu. Cost: $185/ person, $166.50/BCA member. Location: Firehouse Center, Burlington. Students will be guided to explore the many exciting possibilities of abstract painting. Using the paint of their choice (water-soluble oils, acrylics or watercolor), students will learn from each other and discuss techniques and ideas in supportive critique. Bring some ideas or reference material to use as a starting place. PHOTO: PORTRAIT: Nov. 1-22, 6-9 p.m., Weekly on Tuesday. Cost: $125/nonmembers, $112.50/BCA members. Location: Digital Media Lab,

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

craft MAD SCIENTIST WORKSHOP: Nov. 6, 4-9 a.m. Cost: $64/ workshop, incl. all materials, 4 hrs. of class & breakfast. Location: Brickels Gallery, Soda Plant, 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Brickels Gallery, John Brickels, 8258214,, Create clay steampunk machines and robots under the direction of Dr. Brickelstein with other mad

THE ART & SCIENCE OF SOAP MAKING: Nov. 10, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $40/person. Limit: 16. Location: CVU High School, 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, access@cvuhs. org, Create and make traditional, healthy handmade soap! Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, using herbs, spices, essential oils, plant-based oils and other natural and nourishing ingredients to make beautiful aromatic soap. Everyone leaves with a soap sample and handouts with detailed instructions. Please bring a quart-sized paperboard milk or soy container and an old towel. All materials included. Senior discount 65+.

LEARN TO SWING DANCE: Cost: $60/6-week series ($50 for students/seniors). Location: Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington. Info:, 860-7501. Great fun, exercise and socializing, with fabulous music. Learn in a welcoming and lighthearted environment. Classes start every six weeks: Tuesdays for beginners; Wednesdays for upper levels. Instructors: Shirley McAdam and Chris Nickl.

dance BALANCE, HARMONY, BALLET: Location: Burlington Dances, 1 Mill St., suite 372, Burlington. Info: 863-3369, lucille@, Love ballet? Release unnecessary tension and connect with your inner dancer to shape, tone and align your body while experiencing elegance, personal growth and grace. Classes include teachings of the masters of movement: Pilates, Delsarte, Balanchine, Vagonova, Laban and Bartenieff for balance and harmony in the mind, heart and body. DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 598-1077, Salsa classes, nightclub-style, on-one and on-two, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wednesdays, 7:15 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! FOUNDATIONS OF EXPRESSION: Oct. 22-Nov. 19, 10:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m., Weekly on Sat. Cost: $15/class. Location: Burlington Dances, 1 Mill St., 372, Burlington. Info: Burlington Dances, Lucille Dyer, 863-3369, Info@BurlingtonDances. com, Expand your awareness, perception and creativity: Create choice and redefine your dance technique in Foundations

LEARN TO DANCE W/ A PARTNER!: Cost: $50/4week class. Location: The Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington, St. Albans, Colchester. Info: First Step Dance, 598-6757,, Come alone, or come with friends, but come out and learn to dance! Beginning classes repeat each month, but intermediate classes vary from month to month. As with all of our programs, everyone is encouraged to attend, and no partner is necessary. Three locations to choose from!

design/build BUILD YOUR OWN FAIRY HOUSE: Oct. 25, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $30/2.5-hr. hands-on workshop. Location: Purple Shutter Herbs, 7 W. Canal St., Winooski. Info: Purple Shutter Herbs, Purple Shutter Herbs, 865-4372,, Build your own enchanted fairy house: Craft a natural, multilevel home using reclaimed wood, driftwood, natural fibers, plant materials, rocks, shells and gems; also furnishings and housewares. No prior home-building skills necessary! There’ll a base platform for each registrant. A parent may help a child for a single participant fee.

empowerment 4 SOCIETIES W/IN THE COMMUNITY: WHICH 1 DO YOU BELONG TO?: Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $75/day; $200/ weekend. Location: 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury. Info: Janet, 279-8554, Go from surviving to thriving as you learn how to connect, commune and contribute more successfully. Using techniques developed by the Okanagan EMPOWERMENT

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DROP IN: POLLYWOG PRESCHOOL: Sep. 15-Dec. 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Weekly on Thu. Cost: $6/parent & child pair, $5/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, Burlington. This popular dropin program introduces young children to artistic explorations in a multimedia environment that is both creative and social. Participants will work with homemade play dough, paint, yarn, ribbon, paper and more! Parents must accompany their children. All materials provided. No registration necessary. Ages 6 months to 5

JEWELRY: GUIDED OPEN STUDIO: Nov. 9-Dec. 14, 6-9 p.m., Weekly on Wed. Cost: $160/nonmembers, $144/ BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Get help from the instructor, Rebecca Macomber, a professional jeweler, or just use the studio equipment to work on your own. In addition to fine metals, get help with your precious-metal-clay and enameling projects. A perfect time to work on gifts for the holidays! Ages 16 and up.

PRINT: CARDS & GIFT WRAP: Nov. 14-Dec. 19, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Mon. Cost: $150/ nonmembers, $135/BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Who doesn’t love receiving gifts with a homemade touch for the holidays? Learn to make your own cards, gift tags and wrapping paper using techniques such as stenciling, Turkish paper marbling, linocut and silkscreening. Plus, learn to use recycled materials to make your holiday a little greener. Ages 16 and up.

of Expressive Movement. Classes are taught by Lucille Dyer and include teachings of masters of movement, ballet and expression: Pilates, Delsarte, Vagonova, Laban and Bartenieff for balance and harmony in the mind, heart and body.


DROP IN: GIVE IT A WHIRL: ADULT POTTERY: Fri., Sep. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 & Dec. 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 3rd Fri. of the mo., 4 Fridays total. Cost: $12/

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

DROP IN: PRESCHOOL CLAY: Sep. 16-Dec. 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Weekly on Fri. Cost: $6/ parent & child pair, $5/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, Burlington. This popular drop-in program introduces your child to artistic explorations in a multimedia environment that is both creative and social. Through art projects designed for early learners, young artists will draw, work with clay, and create collages, paint murals and more! Parents must accompany their children. All materials provided. Ages 3 to 5. Get a free visit! Purchase a $30 punch card for six drop-in classes, $25 for BCA members.

PHOTO: PORTRAIT: Nov. 1-22, 6-9 p.m., Weekly on Tue. Cost: $125/person, $112.50/ BCA members. Location: Digital Media Lab, Burlington. Prerequisite: Intro SLR Camera or equivalent experience Improve your portrait-taking skills in this hands-on, fourweek class. Camera techniques, composition, the use of studio and natural light, and more will be covered. Bring your camera and memory card to the first class.

scientists. Combine vacuum tubes, vintage valve handles, faux meters and taxidermy eyes with extruded stoneware clay. Includes complimentary Frankenstein pancake breakfast at Handy’s and your own opening during First Friday Artwalk in the Brickels Gallery.


DESIGN: ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR: Nov. 7-Dec. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Mon. Cost: $185/nonmembers, $166.50/BCA members. Location: Digital Media Lab, Burlington. Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator, used to lay out and design posters and other single-page documents. Students will explore a variety of software techniques and create projects suited to their own interests. This class is suited for beginners who are interested in furthering their design-software skills.

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

DROP IN: FRIDAY NIGHT FAMILY CLAY: Fri., Sep. 16-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25), 5:307:30 p.m. Cost: $6/person, $5/BCA member. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Learn wheel and hand building techniques at BCA’s clay studio while hanging out with the family. Make bowls, cups and amazing sculptures. Staff will give wheel and hand building demonstrations throughout the evening. Price includes one fired and glazed piece per participant. Additional fired and glazed pieces are $5 each. No registration necessary. All ages. Get a free visit! Purchase a $30 punch card for six drop-in classes, $25 for BCA members.

Burlington. Prerequisite: Intro SLR Camera or equivalent experience. Improve your portrait-taking skills in this handson, four-week class. Camera techniques, composition, the use of studio and natural light, and more will be covered. Bring your camera and memory card to the first class.


CLAY: HOLIDAY GIFTS ON THE WHEEL: Nov. 21-Dec. 19, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Mon. Cost: $150/nonmembers, $135 BCA members. Clay sold separately at $20/25-lb. bag. Glazes and firings incl. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Bring your own ideas or let our expert potter Chris Vaughn guide you in creating special ceramic pieces to give as gifts or use for your own decorations. Work with the wheel and hand-building techniques to create ceramic mugs, bowls, teapots, ornaments and more. Ages 16 and up.

person, $10/BCA member. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. This is a great introduction to our studio for those who don’t have time for an eight-week class, or who just want to try the wheel and have some fun with other beginner potters. Through demonstrations and individual instruction, learn the basics of preparing and centering the clay, and making cups, mugs and bowls. Ages 16 and up.

years. Purchase a drop-in card and get the sixth visit for free!


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DROP-IN EVENING DANCE CLASSES FOR TEENS & ADULTS!: Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. Ballet, tap, modern, hip-hop, jazz (’80s jazz, world jazz, cabaret). Schedule available online at WRITING & PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP W/ BRIAN FREEMAN: Intermediate Adults & Older Teens, Tue., Nov. 8-6 p.m. Cost: $20/ class. Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. Brian Freeman is an award-winning playwright, director, performance artist and cofounder of San Francisco’s groundbreaking black queer performance troupe Pomo Afro Homos. In this workshop, he introduces participants to strategies for writing and performing original works, including techniques to prepare the body and voice for performance and strategies for developing monologues from personal narratives, found text and devised text. ADULT ACTING II: TECHNIQUE & IMPROVISATION: Teens & Adults, Thu., Oct. 27-Dec. 8, 5:45-7:15 p.m. Cost: $110/6 weeks. Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. This class expands participants’ abilities using time-tested approaches informing modern theater, from Stanislavsky to Uta Hagen. A variety of tailor-made exercises help individuals develop skills for vocal and physical

and experts focus on gardening in Vermont. This noncredit course covers a wide variety of horticultural topics: fruit and vegetable production, flower gardening, botany basics, plant pests, soil fertility, disease management, healthy lawns, invasive plant control, introduction to home landscaping, and more!

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expression, believability and theatricality. Improvisational exercises encourage spontaneity, quick thinking and free play with others. Learn to trust yourself and think on your feet, as you propel your confidence on stage and in life to a new level. HIP-HOP WORKSHOP W/ JEFFREY PAGE: Intermediate & Advanced Teens & Adults, Sat., Nov. 5, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $15/workshop. Location: Flynn Center, Burlington. An Emmy Award-nominated and VMA Award-winning directorchoreographer in NYC and L.A., Jeffrey’s credits include choreography and staging for Beyonce, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, R. Kelly, VH1, MTV, Cirque du Soleil, and more. He danced in Bill T. Jones’ Broadway production of Fela! and is a resident choreographer for reality sensation “So You Think You Can Dance!” Don’t miss out!

gardening BULB BASICS: PLANNING & PLANTING FOR BEAUTIFUL SPRING COLOR: Oct. 27, noon12:45 p.m. Location: Gardener’s Supply Garden Center, 472 Marshall Ave., Williston. Info: 658-2433, seminars@, We kick off our Lunch & Learn series with a talk on bulbs. Learn how to identify and choose healthy bulbs, proper planting techniques, tools, and how bloom time, color and size should play a part in where you plant. Free to attend. No preregistration required. MASTER GARDENER 2011 COURSE: Feb. 7-May. 1, 6:15-9 p.m., Weekly on Tue. Cost: $385/incl. Sustainable Gardening book. Late fee after Jan. 20. Noncredit course. Location: Various locations, Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndon, Montpelier, Middlebury, Newport, Randolph Ctr., Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, Waterbury, White River Jct. Info: 656-9562, master., uvm. edu/mastergardener. Learn the keys to a healthy and sustainable home landscape as University of Vermont faculty

TECHNIQUE & COMPOSITION: Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $115. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 5 School St., Stowe. Explore a variety of experimental techniques using either watercolor or acrylics. On different types of papers you will create textures, shapes, lines, colors and forms. These will then be applied to designing successful compositions focusing on abstract relationships. The compositions can be either abstract or have representational content. The importance of good design in structuring successful compositions will be stressed. Instructor: Lisa Forster Beach.



DIGITAL ART: Oct. 27-Nov. 17, 6-8:30 p.m., Weekly on Thursday. Cost: $150. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 5 School St., Stowe. Learn how to create original designs and enhance digital photographs. Students will work with the program Adobe Photoshop to create imaginative and dynamic images. There will be a focus on two-dimensional design elements and photographic techniques such as composition, color theory and lighting. Limited to 6 students. Instructor: Leigh Ann Rooney. PAPER MARBLING FOR KIDS & ADULTS: Nov. 11, 1-4 p.m. Cost: $35(family discount $10/person). Location: Helen Day Art Center, 5 School St., Stowe. Learn the Italian art of paper decoration. The marbling process is as fun as it is easy for anyone to do. It involves floating paint on top of water and swirling designs that are then transferred onto specially treated paper. Every print is totally unique! Participants will create a number of marbled papers to use for stationery, collage, wrapping paper, scrap booking and more. Instructor: Natasha Bogar. STAINED GLASS: Weekly on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $240. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 5 School St., Stowe. Learn the old-world art of stained glass. Creating a simple first project will help you learn the techniques of cutting glass, the Tiffany method of copper foiling, soldering and finishing touches. Design, color and composition will also be covered. Materials included. Deadline for registration is Saturday, October 15. Instructor: Natasha Bogar.

AUTUMNAL HEALTH: LIZ GERAN: Oct. 23, 2-3:30 p.m. Cost: $15/1.5-hr. workshop. Location: Purple Shutter Herbs, 7 W. Canal St., Winooski. Info: Purple Shutter Herbs, Purple Shutter Herbs, 8654372,, Seasonal shifts are a time of change in the weather, our attitudes and often our health. We’ll explore how to stay balanced and healthy by harmonizing with the seasonal influences and appropriate foods to sustain us. Explore our internal organs and meridians, as well as this season’s constitutional traits. EDIBLE/MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE NORTHEAST: Cost: $20/session, $150/prepaid. Location: NatureHaven, 431 East Rd., Milton. Info: Laurie DiCesare, 893-1845, 10-session home study/field trip program. Includes botany, folklore, traditional, Native American and current uses; printed plant family handouts, hands-on herb projects, local park walks. Flexible scheduling, certificate. Individual or group nature walks, interpretive trails, species listing also available. HERBS FOR WINTER HEALTH: Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $20/2-hr. hands-on workshop. Location: Purple Shutter Herbs, 7 W. Canal St., Winooski. Info: Purple Shutter Herbs, Purple Shutter Herbs, 8654372,, Prevent and treat common winter ailments, from the common cold to the flu, with herbs, supplements and foods. Kelley Robie will guide you in making an herbal hand sanitizer, sinus oil blend, sore throat spray and room disinfectant. You’ll go home with food and product recipes, too! WISDOM OF THE HERBS SCHOOL: Open House will be held Saturday, October 22, 1-3 p.m., at Tulsi Tea Room, 14 Elm St., Montpelier. Monthly

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Walks with Annie, $10, no one turned away, dates announced on our Facebook page, or join our email list, or call us. Dates for our 2012 Wisdom of the Herbs and Wild Edibles Intensive are now posted on our website. VSAC non-degree grants are available to qualifying applicants. Location: Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury. Info: 456-8122,, Earth skills for changing times. Experiential programs embracing local, wild, edible and medicinal plants, food as first medicine, sustainable living skills, and the inner journey. Annie McCleary, director, and George Lisi, naturalist.

language ABSOLUTELY TRUE! LEARN SPANISH: Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Ctr. Info: Spanish in Waterbury Center, 585-1025,, Broaden your horizons, connect with a new world. We provide highquality, affordable instruction in the Spanish language for adults, teens and children. Personal instruction from a native speaker via small classes, private instruction or student tutoring, including AP. See our website for complete information or contact us for details. GERMAN: 2 LEVELS: German for Beginners, Wed., 5-6:20 p.m., 11 weeks, starts Oct. 26. German for Advanced Beginners, Wed., 6:30-7:45 p.m., 11-weeks, starts Oct. 26. Cost: $145/person. Limit: 18. Location: CVU High School, 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194, access@cvuhs. org, Designed to have participants gain the ability to understand, speak, read and write simple German. Interactive, stimulating and comprehensive approach. Emphasis on comprehension and application in the day-to-day environment. All materials included in fee. Instructor: Robin Glore. Senior discount 65+.

martial arts AIKIDO: Join now & receive a 3-mo. membership for $190. This special rate includes a free uniform ($50 value) and unlimited classes 7 days a week. Location: Aikido of Champlain Valley, 257 Pine St. (across from Conant Metal & Light), Burlington. Info: 9518900, Aikido is a dynamic Japanese martial art that promotes physical and mental harmony through the use of breathing exercises, aerobic conditioning,

circular movements, and pinning and throwing techniques. We also teach sword/staff arts and knife defense. The Samurai Youth Program provides scholarships for children and teenagers, ages 7-17. We also offer classes for children ages 5-6. Classes are taught by Benjamin Pincus Sensei, Vermont’s only fully certified (Shidoin) Aikido teacher. AIKIDO: Location: Vermont Aikido, 274 N. Winooski Ave. (2nd floor), Burlington. Info: Vermont Aikido, 862-9785, Aikido for Children (ages 6-12) at Vermont Aikido. Class starts October 29. Saturday mornings, 9:30-10:30. $50 monthly fee includes uniform you get to take home. Aikido trains body and spirit together, promoting physical flexibility with flowing movement, martial awareness with compassionate connection, respect for others and confidence in oneself. VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU: Mon.-Fri., 6-9 p.m., & Sat., 10 a.m. 1st class is free. Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 660-4072,, Classes for men, women and children. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enhances strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and cardio-respiratory fitness. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training builds and helps to instill courage and self-confidence. We offer a legitimate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial arts program in a friendly, safe and positive environment. Accept no imitations. Learn from one of the world’s best, Julio “Foca” Fernandez, CBJJ and IBJJF certified 6th Degree Black Belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor under Carlson Gracie Sr., teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! A 5-time Brazilian JiuJitsu National Featherweight Champion and 3-time Rio de Janeiro State Champion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. VING TSUN KUNG FU: Mon. & Wed., 5:30-7:30. Cost: $90/mo. Location: Robert Miller Center, 130 Gosse Ct., Burlington. Info: MOY TUNG KUNG FU, Nick, 318-3383, KUNGFU.VT@ GMAIL.COM, MOYTUNGVT. COM. Traditional Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu. Learn a highly effective combination of relaxation, center line control and economy of motion. Take physical stature out of the equation; with the time-tested Ving Tsun system, simple principles work with any body type. Free introductory class. VERMONT NINJUTSU: Tue. & Thu. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sun. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $80/ mo. Location: Elements of Healing, 21 Essex Way, suite 109, Essex Jct. Info: 825-6078,

class photos + more info online SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSES An ancient art with modern applications, Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu comprises nine samurai and ninja battlefield schools. Training includes physical conditioning, natural awareness, spiritual refinement, armed and unarmed combat.

meditation Introduction to Zen: Sat., Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $30/half-day workshop, limited-time price. Location: Vermont Zen Center, 480 Thomas Rd., Shelburne. Info: Vermont Zen Center, 9859746, ecross@crosscontext. net, The workshop is conducted by an ordained Zen Buddhist teacher and focuses on the theory and meditation practices of Zen Buddhism. Preregistration required. Call for more info, or register online.

ALL Wellness: Location: 128 Lakeside Ave., suite 103, Burlington. Info: 863-9900, We encourage all ages, all bodies and all abilities to discover greater ease and enjoyment in life by integrating physical therapy, Pilates Reformer, Power Pilates mat classes, Vinyasa and Katonah Yoga, and indoor cycling. Come experience our welcoming atmosphere, skillful instructors and beautiful, lightfilled studio-your first fitness class is free if you mention this ad! Annual Pilates Memberships: If you love Pilates classes 3 times a week or more, you’ll love this membership program. Cost: $199/mo. (+ tax). Location: Natural Bodies Pilates, 1 Mill St., suite 372, Burlington. Info: 863-3369, lucille@, Some form of daily exercise is essential for body, mind and heart! Your membership includes unlimited Pilates Mat and equipment-based classes, two private sessions per year, open studio program, and great discounts on series classes, workshops and studio performances. Imagine the feeling and benefits of daily exercise! Call today!

Fall Sewing Classes at nido: Oct. 5-Dec. 11. Location: nido , 209 College St. suite 2E, Burlington. Info: nido, 881-0068,, Fall is here and nido is offering a whole new season’s worth of fantastic sewing classes! This month nido is offering free workshops on creating unique handmade costumes for Halloween. In November we begin our Apartment Therapy series, designed to help you stitch up self-chosen projects to feather your nest!

spirit Ghost Hunting 101: Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Location: Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington. Info: 881-1171, Vermont Spirits Detective Agency and author Thea Lewis, creator of Queen City Ghostwalk, team up to teach you the fine art of stalking the supernatural. Learn how to research a haunting and scout a location, the importance of ghost-hunting gizmos, and more! Ever hear a ghost? You will if you join us.

spirituality Seth & Jung on the Nature of Personal Reality: Oct. 20-Nov. 17, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $75/ course. Location: 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury. Info: Sue, 244-7909. In this studentgenerated course the focus is on a comparison of the views of Seth (the entity channeled by Jane Roberts) and Jung’s sense of personal reality. The books, Jung’s “The Undiscovered Self” and Seth’s “The Nature of Personal Reality,” will be supplied to the students. Led by Sue Mehrtens.

support groups Grief Etiquette: Nov. 15, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $20/person. Limit: 15. Location: CVU High

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

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Self-Compassion: Taming the Inner Critic with Isabeall Logan, PHD, LCMHC: Nov. 8-Dec. 13, 5-6:30 p.m., Weekly on Tue. Cost: $90. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga and Therapy, 364 Dorset

“Women, Food, and SelfLove” with Tisha Shull MA, CYI and Laurinda PoirierSolomon, MPH, RN: Nov. 12, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $70/ day. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga & Therapy, 364 Dorset St., suite 204, S. Burlington. For women seeking a positive group experience, focusing on developing self-awareness and intuition around food. Along with gentle yoga/meditation, Shiatsu bodywork, Reiki and a shared, vegetarian meal, this workshop is a wonderful way to enter the colder months from a place of intention and consciousness. VHAP accepted. Yoga for Stress Reduction w/ Tisha Shull: Drop-in weekly yoga class, Thu., 10-11:15 a.m. Cost: $15/ class. Location: Vermont Center for Yoga and Therapy, 364 Dorset St., suite 204, S. Burlington. There are many wonderful postures and practices in yoga that specifically attend to reducing stress, and bringing the individual to a place of calm, centered awareness. This group will help participants reduce stress and anxiety in their everyday lives in a way that is safe, supportive and empowering.

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Art & French Classes, Fine Art, Faux Finishes, Murals Maggie Standley, 233-7676 Arts-infused, interdisciplinary, inspiring classes, camps and workshops for kids, teens and adults. Visit the classes section at for more details. Sliding scale available, all abilities welcome. Let your imagination soar!

Kids FRART Magic Carpet Ride: Thur., Oct. 27-Nov. 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Cost: $35/ class or $100/4 classes. Incl. materials & a healthy snack. Location: wingspan Studio, 4A Howard St., Burlington. Info: Age: 4+, Maximum of eight students, preregistration required. Join a fun and small class with lots of one-on-one attention and hands-on projects as we

visit diverse Francophone cultures! Games, music, theater, food and art bring French to life. Don’t forget your beret. Allons-y! Advanced Beginner French: Weekly on Thur., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: $27/class or $80/4-class pass. Location: wingspan Studio, 4A Howard St., Burlington. Info: Age: 15+. Maximum of eight students, preregistration required. Join a fast-moving class that focuses on grammar, comprehension, pronunciation and intonation. Ideal for someone with some previous French or a strong background in another romance language.

yoga EVOLUTION YOGA: $14/class, $130/class card. $5-$10 community classes. Location: Evolution Yoga, Burlington. Info: 864-9642,, Evolution’s certified teachers are skilled with students ranging from beginner to advanced. We offer classes in Vinyasa, Anusara-inspired, Kripalu and Iyengar yoga. Babies/kids classes also available! Prepare for birth and strengthen postpartum with pre-/postnatal yoga, and check out our thriving massage practice. Participate in our community blog: Laughing River Yoga: Classes range from $5-15. Discounted packages are available. Location: Laughing River Yoga, Chace Mill, suite 126, Burlington. Info: 343-8119, Yoga changes the world through transforming individual lives. Transform yours with Jivamukti, Kripalu, Kundalini, Vajra, Yin, Vinyasa and Yoga Trance Dance taught by experienced and compassionate instructors. Vinyasa Yoga fans, do not miss the opportunity to study with internationally renowned Prana Flow yoga instructor Simon Park, Nov. 11-13.

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Free up your shoulders: Oct. 23, 3-5 p.m. Cost: $20/ class. Location: 20 Duxbury Rd., Richmond. Info: Uwe, 7353770. Holding habitual tension and constant pain in the shoulders is a common problem for



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St., suite 204, S. Burlington. Often the first step on the path to healing, balance and growth is making peace with our own inner critic. This workshop will use presentations, meditation, readings, journaling and discussion to foster the natural self-compassion waiting to be discovered in each of us.



Singing Voice Qualities: Oct. 23, 3-6 p.m. Location: Spotlight on Dance, 50 San Remo Dr., S. Burlington. Info: Bill Reed Voice Studio, Bill Reed , 862-7326,, A lecture/demonstration by Bill Reed reviewing the singing techniques of various singing-voice qualities including opera/ classical and commercial singing-voice qualities, Broadway legit, Broadway belt, belt-mix, folk and rock. DVDs, audio recordings and live performances will be included, and the class will end with a group sing. October 23, 3-6 p.m. Cost: Voluntary donation to the Bill Reed June Musical Theater Intensive Scholarship Fund.

Usui Reiki: 1st Degree: Nov. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $175/6hr. class. Location: Vermont Center for Energy Medicine, Hinesburg. Info: Vermont Center for Energy Medicine, Cindy Carse, 985-9580, cindy@, Learn Reiki, a traditional Japanese healing art that facilitates health and transformation on all levels (body, mind and spirit). Reiki can be supportive of any life path or career. In this class, you will be attuned to Reiki and trained to practice Reiki for yourself, loved ones, plants and animals.

School, 10 mins. from exit 12, Hinesburg. Info: 482-7194,, cvuweb. Have you found yourself wondering what to say or write to someone who has experienced the death of a family member or a friend? Join grief educators Patty Dunn, director of Hospice Volunteer Services in Addison County, and Suzanne Richard, school counselor K-12, and learn helpful and practical ways to be supportive. Gain insight into and confidence in handling these inevitable and challenging situations. Senior discount 65+.


Meditation: Tools for Living: Oct. 12-21. Cost: $50/10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Karme Choling, 369 Patneaude Lane, Barnet. Info: Karme Choling, Seth Wonner, 633-2384, registration@, Spend part of your weekend at Karme Choling and learn mindfulness meditation. This simple technique brings openness and poise to daily life. Whether dealing with busyness or stress, mindfulness allows us to appreciate challenge and respond with confidence.

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LEARN TO MEDITATE: Meditation instruction available Sunday mornings, 9 a.m.-noon, or by appointment. The Shambhala Cafe meets the first Saturday of each month for meditation and discussions, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. An Open House occurs every third Wednesday evening of each month, 7-9 p.m., which includes an intro to the center, a short dharma talk and socializing. Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 So. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 658-6795, Through the practice of sitting still and following your breath as it goes out and dissolves, you are connecting with your heart. By simply letting yourself be, as you are, you develop genuine sympathy toward yourself. The Burlington Shambhala Center offers meditation as a path to discovering gentleness and wisdom.

many people; we do literally carry the world on our shoulders. In this workshop we will explore the shoulder and its connections to the neck, rib cage and arms. This is a must for those who experience shoulder pain or just want to lift that heavy burden off their shoulders. For more information about Feldenkrais (including testimonials) and complete class schedule, please visit


music SEVEN DAYS: Tell me a little bit about your dad. What kind of guy was he? LUTHER DICKINSON: My father was a rock and roller in Memphis in the ’50s. I mean, he was basically a teenager in rock-and-roll heaven, you know? He lived through the whole thing: soul music in the ’60s, Stax, Atlantic Records. He was an amazing musician and producer. And he was a great friend. We made a lot of music together.

SD: The hill-country-blues-style cover of Dylan’s “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again” is remarkable. That was your dad’s idea, right? LD: Yeah. It was his idea and I told him we’d do it. It turned out good. SD: He had to write that idea, though, because he couldn’t speak at that point, correct? LD: That’s true. We were hanging out and I was reading a great Bob Dylan interview to him. And he came up with that idea and wrote it down for me.





SD: When you were growing up, did you have a sense of who he was in the grander scheme of things? LD: I just thought he was super cool. I knew he was different from all the other kids’ parents. But I was always aware of the music. I was enamored with it. I always knew that that’s what I wanted to do. SD: Confronting mortality is a central theme on the record. Did you come to any new realizations about life and death? LD: I found myself looking at the cycle of life from all different directions. In fact, our first daughter was born soon after my father’s death. My father used to always say, “Play every note like it is your last, because one of them will be.” And that pretty much sums it up. [Dealing with death] is an experience everyone goes through. And it hit me really strongly and these songs just sort of came out. SD: A number of the songs are written from the perspective of your father as he is dying. How were you able to put yourself in that mind-set? LD: Again, they just came out, so I didn’t try and do anything. Most of the songs change perspective from verse to verse. Songs are funny, man. They’re hard to control. SD: Being able to record this with your brother [drummer Cody Dickinson] must have made the experience all the more profound. LD: I love working with him anytime. He’s a joy to play music with and make records with. We were just glad to be playing together. SD: There is something unde-

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orth Mississippi Allstars’ latest record, Keys to the Kingdom, is in essence a eulogy. Written in the months following the death of founding members Luther and Cody Dickinson’s father, Jim Dickinson — a noted Memphis musician and producer — the record is indeed a tender honorarium. At times, it is also a brutally honest examination of the tenuous line between life and death. But more than that, the album is a celebration of the circle of life. It is unquestionably the blues-informed rock band’s most personal work to date. And, as audiences around the globe are discovering, it may also be their finest. Seven Days caught up with Luther Dickinson by phone in advance of North Mississippi Allstars’ upcoming show at the Higher Ground Ballroom this Monday, October 24.

niably special about sibling bands. Do you have a sense of what makes them unique? LD: There is a sort of telepathy and a common bond that just helps the music. I mean, all through different generations there have been so many family bands. It keeps you from having to overrehearse stuff. It becomes instinctual.

SD: Do you think that comes more from having grown up playing together, or is something more deeply ingrained, genetic? Nature versus nurture, I guess. LD: It’s genetic. It’s experience. It’s all of those things. But in our case, it’s just that Cody is so good he can always tell where I’m going. [Laughs.]

SD: The album has a very spontaneous, raw feel and was largely recorded live. Were these mostly first takes? LD: First or second. Maybe third. We recorded it really fast. So some of the takes are probably the first time we made it all the way through a song. [Chuckles.] But none of it was belabored. It was produced very smooth. And you always shoot for that. At least I do. Working with the Black Crowes and with my father and different people, I learned that recording is performance. It’s not overproduced recordings all put together. If I had to do it again, I would make the record even more raw. SD: Mavis Staples’ song was one take, though. What was it like to work with her? LD: Aw, man. She’s just the queen. To me, she’s such a great example. She’s experienced everything. Her family represents the history of American music. Her dad was friends with Charley Patton. He was the original blues recording artist on 78s back in the ’20s. She was friends with Martin Luther King, Aretha Franklin, Howlin’ Wolf, and then Bob Dylan and Keith Richards. Everybody loves Mavis. But she’s so cool and laid back. And that was a first take. She just knocked it out. 

North Mississippi Allstars play at the Higher Ground Ballroom on Monday, October 24, at 8 p.m. $15/17. AA.



Unless you’ve been living under a rock — or work for Fox News — the big story in the media lo these past few weeks has been the Occupy (Insert Location Here) protests springing up around the country and, more recently, in cities around the globe where likeminded citizens have begun congregating in solidarity with their agitated American counterparts. Regardless of which side of the issue — pick an issue, any issue!

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protests, culminating most recently with a massive — for Vermont — demonstration in downtown Burlington last weekend in which an estimated 500 people turned out to let their voices be heard — albeit by a population that by and large feels the same way, but whatever. Preachin’ to the choir is still preachin’. Protests in Burlington are

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— you stand on, it’s been fascinating to watch the story unfold and to witness the growing fervor surrounding the demonstrations. Whether in New York City, Boston or even sleepy li’l Burlington, the passion driving the Wall Street protests hasn’t been seen in this country since … well, the first Tea Party protests a few years ago, probably. But I digress.

written down or recorded and have since been lost to time, each of which paints a very different picture of Woody Guthrie’s iconic tune from the one you may have learned in grade school or Cub Scouts. To wit, here’s the original song’s last verse:

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hardly novel. Not to make light, but it’s probably more newsworthy if a weekend goes by that someone is not protesting something. But this one was particularly notable because sarah Lee Guthrie — yep, those Guthries — and her husband, Johnny irion, showed up on Saturday to rock the proverbial casbah. Check out Shay Totten’s coverage on the 7D staff blog, Blurt, for the full rundown and some great videos. In particular, watch the vid of Guthrie leading the crowd through her granddad Woody’s classic — and often misinterpreted — “This Land Is Your Land.” Most of us only know the song’s first verse, which, if taken out of context, seems like a pretty patriotic little ditty. But in addition to the original two or three verses that follow — depending on the recording — there are several “alternative” verses, many of which were never

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Franny o’s: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free. HigHEr grounD baLLrooM: sTs9, the Polish Ambassador (live electronica), 9 p.m., $27/30. AA. HigHEr grounD sHoWCasE LoungE: murs, Tabi Bonney, ski Beatz & the senseis, mcKenzie Eddy, sean O’connell & Da$h (hip-hop), 8:30 p.m., $15/17. AA. Asbell & clyde stats (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. ManHattan Pizza & Pub: Open mic with Andy Lugo, 10 p.m., Free. MonkEy HousE: The Pork Brothers, Dusty Neutrals, matt Townsend (rock), 9 p.m., $5 donation. nECtar’s: Jeff Bujak, Lynguistic civilians (iDm, hip-hop), 9 p.m., $5/10. 18+. raDio bEan: Last October (jazz), 6 p.m., Free. Ensemble V (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Free. irish sessions, 9 p.m., Free. Peter Hochstedler (singersongwriter), 11 p.m., Free.




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



big PiCturE tHEatEr & CaFé: Folk by Association (folk), 7 p.m., $5.


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tHE skinny PanCakE: Paul cataldo (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., $5-10 donation.




CLub MEtronoME: Bounce Lab with Dirk Quinn Band (live electronica), 9 p.m., $5.


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1/2 LoungE: Rewind with DJ craig mitchell (retro), 10 p.m., Free.

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tHE bLaCk Door: Paper Thick Walls (indie folk), 9:30 p.m., $5. CHarLiE o’s: Poor Ol’ Jim (bluegrass), 8 p.m., Free. gusto’s: Open mic with John Lackard, 9 p.m., Free. tuPELo MusiC HaLL: stew and Heidi: songs from Passing strange (singer-songwriters), 8 p.m., $30. AA.

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51 Main: Blues Jam, 8 p.m., Free. City LiMits: Karaoke with Let it Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free. gooD tiMEs CaFé: mary mcGinnis (folk), 8:30 p.m., $10.

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Song of the South

Harvest, the songwriter rediscovers her personal connections to the Southern roots music that has brought her renown. But the album, largely recorded live with no overdubs, is less a love letter to her adopted Tennessee home than a stark rumination on the dark soul of the Deep South, a sort of Southern gothic masterwork set to music. This Wednesday, October 26, Welch and Rawlings give Northern audiences a glimpse with a performance on the Flynn MainStage.

Franny o’s: Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free. HigHEr grounD baLLrooM: circa survive, maps & Atlases, sleeper Agent (alt-rock), 7:30 p.m., $20/23. AA. HigHEr grounD sHoWCasE LoungE: Rustic Overtones, Darlingside (rock), 8 p.m., $12/14. AA. LEunig’s bistro & CaFé: Ellen Powell & Billy Ruegger (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.


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


MonoPoLE: Open mic, 8 p.m., Free. oLivE riDLEy’s: mambo combo (Latin jazz), 10 p.m., Free.


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CLub MEtronoME: Occupy metronome (hip-hop), 8 p.m., $5.

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about her. On her latest record with longtime musical soul mate DaviD raWLings, The Harrow & the

and Friends (bluegrass), 8 p.m., Donations.

bEE’s knEEs: The Littlest Birds (acoustic), 7:30 p.m., Donations.


MonkEy HousE: small Houses, Paper Thick Walls, Jon Gilmore Band (indie), 9 p.m., $5. 18+. nECtar’s: Trivia mania with Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., Free. Gold Town (bluegrass), 10 p.m., Free/$5. 18+. o’briEn’s irisH Pub: DJ Dominic (hip-hop), 9:30 p.m., Free. raDio bEan: Dan stevens (jazz), 5 p.m., Free. Jazz sessions, 6 p.m., Free. shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8 p.m., Free. Tha Paul Dunton Quintet with Phoebe Katis (jazz), 8:30 p.m., Free. The unbearable Light cabaret

(eclectic), 10 p.m., $3. Kat Wright & the indomitable soul Band (soul), 11 p.m., $3.

(hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

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

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rED squarE: DJ Dakota (hip-hop), 8 p.m., Free. A-Dog Presents (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. rED squarE bLuE rooM: DJ cre8 (house), 9 p.m., Free. rí rá irisH Pub: Longford Row (irish), 8 p.m., Free. The Blame (rock), 9 p.m., Free. tHE skinny PanCakE: Kristen Graves, Peter J Hochstedler (singersongwriters), 7 p.m., $5-10 donation. vEnuE: Karaoke with steve Leclair, 7 p.m., Free.


bagitos: Rebecca singer (singersongwriter), 6 p.m., Free. grEEn Mountain tavErn: Thirsty Thursday Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free. sLiDE brook LoDgE & tavErn: Open mic, 7 p.m., Free. DJ Dakota

tuPELo MusiC HaLL: The Tartan Terrors (celtic), 8 p.m., $20. AA.

51 Main: Verbal Onslaught: Brown Hips, Red Lips, Hot skins (spoken word), 9 p.m., Free. on tHE risE bakEry: Gabe Jarrett & Friends (jazz), 8 p.m., Free. tWo brotHErs tavErn: DJ Jam man (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free.


bEE’s knEEs: Folk by Asscoiation (folk), 7:30 p.m., Donations. tHE Hub PizzEria & Pub: Guitar Jazz with Fabian, 6 p.m., Free. riMroCks Mountain tavErn: DJ Two Rivers (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. rusty naiL: The mumbles, Teresa storch (indie-soul), 8 p.m., Free. The mumbles, sarah Wallis (soul), 8 p.m., Free.


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songwriters MICKEY WESTERN and TOMMY ALEXANDER, rockers WORKINGMAN’S ARMY, and a hip-hop supergroup of sorts dubbed the MINDFULLY DISCONTENT ALLSTARS. Great name. Should be a great outfit, too, with high-minded MCs RAJNII, FACE ONE, MUD BUDDHA and BACKWOOD MC all in the fold. And in between sets, DJ AGENT 8 mans the wheels of steel, spinning — what else? — rebel music. Righteous.

BiteTorrent In non-we’re-mad-as-helland-we’re-not-gonna-takeit-anymore news, the local comedy boom continues. This Sunday, October 23, standup fans will want to check out Girl on Girl on Girl at the Monkey House in Winooski, featuring Montréal-based comics DEANNE SMITH and JESS SALOMON. The Canadian standups, both of whom are gay, have garnered rave reviews on both sides of the border for their provocative, intelligent — and hilarious — take on lesbian relationships. In particular, Smith has become something of a YouTube sensation for her animated video “An Honest Lesbian Relationship.” Just Google it. You’re welcome. Two local standups, MARTHA TORMEY (a girl) and NATHAN HARTSWICK (not a girl) open the show.

Speaking of the Monkey House, it’s a big week at everybody’s favorite Little Williamsburg juke joint. Most notably on a local angle is the return of late B-Town post-punk rockers the STATIC AGE, who will take to the stage for the first time in two years this Friday, October 21. They’ll be joined by venerable Queen City acts the PROPER, the SMITTENS and ROUGH FRANCIS. BTW, as an original member of the Static Age, RF front man BOBBY HACKNEY pulls double duty that night. Badass.

he comes to town, which will almost certainly be to play a much larger and less intimate stage. And, really, how can you pass up a singer whose hometown rag, the Riverfront Times in St. Louis, likened him to “a transgendered punk BESSIE SMITH” whose style “suggests a hobo PEE-WEE HERMAN”? I thought so. Last but not least, just a heads-up that if anyone needs me this week, wait until next week. I’ll be in NYC at the CMJ Music Marathon — and maybe protesting some stuff. I bring it up not to inform you of my travel plans, but because I’ll be blogging all week long from the showcase, and you, dear reader, can follow my zany adventures on the 7D music blog, Solid State. So log in, open an $8 bottle of Budweiser, and it’ll almost be like you’re right there in New York with me. 


CITY THREE. More Monkey (House) love here. But this one is a coup, and yet another reason I love the guys at MSR Presents, who copresent the show this Monday, October 24, with 102.9 Farm Fresh Radio — I believe this makes reason #254, if you’re counting. The self-described “riverboat soul” songwriter is, to put it bluntly, waaaaay too big for the Winooski nightspot, especially after his transcendent performance at the Newport Folk Festival earlier this summer that had everyone from NPR to Spin to the Boston Globe singing his praises. Trust me, if you don’t go to this show, you’ll wish you had the next time

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Ryan Adams, Ashes & Fire

October 26 through November 5 Stowe Town Hall Theatre, 67 Main St.



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

Performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m.


Kills Fascists” plastered on the face of his guitar — and I’m guessing it wasn’t so that his most famous song would one day appear in a Ford commercial. Sigh. The Burlington protests have been picking up steam and increasing in size each week. And this week, they’ll be aided by a benefit show at Club Metronome on Thursday, October 20, called “Occupy Metronome.” Personally, I find that name a little confusing. Does that mean they’re protesting Club Metronome now? Because if that brings gravy fries back to the front window downstairs at Nectar’s, I will chain myself to the front doors in solidarity. I’m kidding, of course — except about the gravyfry thing. That still irks me, and it’s been, like, five years now. Back to the point, the show follows Thursday’s planned picketing of “too big to fail” banks in Burlington — looking at you, TD Banknorth — and is part of International Credit Union Day. Proceeds from the show will go to the General Assembly at the main Wall Street protests in NYC as well as to local protest efforts. The lineup features an impressive roster of local talent, including hiphop outfit ONE OVER ZERO,




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MONOPOLE: Peacock Tunes & Trivia, 5 p.m., Free. MONOPOLE DOWNSTAIRS: Gary Peacock (singer-songwriter), 10 p.m., Free. OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Karaoke with Benjamin Bright and Ashley Kollar, 6 p.m., Free. Therapy Thursdays with DJ NYCE (Top 40), 10:30 p.m., Free.


BACKSTAGE PUB: Karaoke with Steve, 9 p.m., Free.

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


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

JP’S PUB: Dave Harrison’s Starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free. LEVITY: Friday Night Comedy (standup), 8 p.m., $5. LIFT: Ladies Night, 9 p.m., Free/$3. DJ AJ (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Dan Stevens (singer-songwriter), 9 p.m., Free.




MARRIOTT HARBOR LOUNGE: Cooper & Lavoie (blues), 8:30 p.m., Free. MONKEY HOUSE: The Static Age, Rough Francis, the Smittens, the Proper (rock), 9 p.m., $7. 18+. NECTAR’S: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., Free. Grippo Funk Band, 9 p.m., $5. PARK PLACE TAVERN: Nomad (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free. RADIO BEAN: Mayfly (folk), 7 p.m., Free. Michael Chorney & Dollar General (acoustic), 8 p.m., Free. Kat Wright (singer-songwriter), 9 p.m., Free. Marco Benevento (solo piano), 10 p.m., $17.50/20/60. RASPUTIN’S: DJ ZJ (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $3. RED SQUARE: Jason Cann (singersongwriter), 6 p.m., Free. Ron Noyes Band (rock), 9 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Stavros (house), 10 p.m., $5. RUBEN JAMES: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10:30 p.m., Free. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB: Supersounds DJ (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE: Bohemian Blues Quartet, Greg Klyma (singer-songwriter, gypsy jazz), 7 p.m., $5-10 donation.



BAGITOS: James McSheffrey (acoustic), 6 p.m., Free. THE BLACK DOOR: The Mumbles (indie-soul), 9:30 p.m., $5.

RUSTY NAIL: Last Kid Picked (rock), 9 p.m., Free.

THERAPY: Karen Grenier CD release (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $4.

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HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Saints of Valory (rock), 8 p.m., $10/12. AA.

ROADSIDE TAVERN: DJ Diego (Top 40), 9 p.m., Free.

TABU CAFÉ & NIGHTCLUB: All Night Dance Party with DJ Toxic (Top 40), 5 p.m., Free.


HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: John Brown’s Body, iLa Mawana (reggae), 9 p.m., $14/16. AA.

RIMROCKS MOUNTAIN TAVERN: DJ Two Rivers (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free.

MONOPOLE: Mr. Breakdown (rock), 10 p.m., Free.

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

FRANNY O’S: Merge (rock), 9:30 p.m., Free.

MUSIC BOX: Gregory Douglass (singersongwriter), 8 p.m., $10.


TABU CAFÉ & NIGHTCLUB: Karaoke Night with Sassy Entertainment, 5 p.m., Free.

BANANA WINDS CAFÉ & PUB: Don Beisiegel (acoustic), 7:30 p.m., Free.

THE HUB PIZZERIA & PUB: Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.

How Novel Taking cues from the likes of Arcade Fire and Sufjan Stevens, Chicago’s

CLUB METRONOME: Medlife Benefit with Joey Gags, Jacob Es, Cake Effect (hip-hop), 9 p.m., $5. 18+. Black to the Future (urban jamz), 10 p.m., Free. PAPER

THICK WALLS deal in a moody brand of ornate indie folk that is in turns deeply intimate and wildly expansive.

Their debut album, A Thousand Novels — engineered by Wilco cohort Mike Hagler — is a stirring, lyric exposition of that seeming dichotomy, and is rapidly winning over fans on music blogs across the country. This week, the band makes two Vermont stops: Wednesday, October 19, at the Black Door in Montpelier — a homecoming for bassist, and Montpeculiar native, Roger Sherman — and Thursday, October 20, at the Monkey House in Winooski with SMALL HOUSES and the JON GILMORE BAND.

CHARLIE O’S: Starline Rhythm Boys (rockabilly), 10 p.m., Free. GREEN MOUNTAIN TAVERN: DJ Jonny P (Top 40), 9 p.m., $2. PURPLE MOON PUB: Last October CD release (rock), 8 p.m., Free. THE RESERVOIR RESTAURANT & TAP ROOM: DJ Slim Pknz All Request Dance Party (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free. TUPELO MUSIC HALL: Carl Palmer (rock), 8 p.m., $45. AA.

champlain valley

51 MAIN: Jazz Jam, 7 p.m., Free. Bent By Elephants (chamber folk), 10 p.m., Free. CITY LIMITS: Three Sheets to the Wind (rock), 9 p.m., Free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Sound Wave Entertainment (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free.


BEE’S KNEES: Cosa Buena (Latin jazz), 7:30 p.m., Donations. THE HUB PIZZERIA & PUB: Cats Under the Stars (Jerry Garcia Band tribute), 9:30 p.m., Free. RIMROCKS MOUNTAIN TAVERN: Friday Night Frequencies with DJ Rekkon (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. RUSTY NAIL: Lynguistic Civilians, Learic (hip-hop), 9 p.m., Free.


MONOPOLE: Gary Henry (acoustic), 6 p.m., Free. Lucid (rock), 10 p.m., Free. OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Benjamin Bright (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., Free. Friday

Night Live (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free. THERAPY: Pulse with DJ Nyce (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $5.


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BACKSTAGE PUB: Nomad (rock), 10 p.m., Free. CLUB METRONOME: Retronome (’80s dance party), 10 p.m., $5. FRANNY O’S: Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free. HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Lotus, Keys N Krates (live electronica), 8:30 p.m., $20/25/35. AA. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: MC Chris, MC Lars, Mega Ran, Adam WarRock (hip-hop), 8:30 p.m., $12/15. AA. JP’S PUB: Dave Harrison’s Starstruck Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free. LIFT: DJ EfX (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Dan Stevens (singer-songwriter), 9 p.m., Free. MARRIOTT HARBOR LOUNGE: Queen City Quartet (acoustic), 8:30 p.m., Free. MONKEY HOUSE: The Ragbirds, Zack duPont (indie folk), 9 p.m., $8. 18+. NECTAR’S: Phoebe Katis (solo acoustic), 7 p.m., Free. Swift Technique (washboard rock), 9 p.m., $5. RADIO BEAN: Gypsy By Night (gypsy jazz), 6 p.m., Free. Kate Haralson (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., Free. Andy Lugo

(singer-songwriter), 8:30 p.m., Free. The Lucky Jukebox Brigade (gypsy folk), 10 p.m., Free. Gangi (pop), midnight, Free. RASPUTIN’S: Nastee (hip-hop), 10 p.m., Free. RED SQUARE: DJ Raul (salsa), 5 p.m., Free. The Beerworth Sisters (folk), 6 p.m., Free. Frank Viele and the Manhattan Project (funk-rock), 9 p.m., $5. DJ A-Dog (hip-hop), 11:30 p.m., $5. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB: The Bob Wagner Band (rock), 10 p.m., Free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE: Shenandoah Davis (folk), 8 p.m., $5-10 donation. VENUE: The Adams (country), 9 p.m., $3.


BAGITOS: Irish Session, 2 p.m., Free. THE BLACK DOOR: Kufui, Dino Bravo (rock), 9:30 p.m., $3. THE RESERVOIR RESTAURANT & TAP ROOM: Malicious Brothers (rock), 10 p.m., Free. TUPELO MUSIC HALL: Dar Williams (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $35. AA.

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51 MAIN: Trench Town Oddities (reggae), 9 p.m., Free. CITY LIMITS: Dance Party with DJ Earl (Top 40), 9 p.m., Free.

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Lotus, Keys N Krates (live electronica), 8:30 p.m., $20/25/35. AA. MONKEY HOUSE: Girl on Girl on Girl: Deanne Smith, Jess Salomon (standup), 8:30 p.m., $10. 18+. MONTY’S OLD BRICK TAVERN: George Voland JAZZ: Jake Whitesell and Dan Skea, 4:30 p.m., Free. NECTAR’S: Mi Yard Reggae Night with Big Dog & Demus, 9 p.m., Free. RADIO BEAN: Old Time Sessions (old-time), 1 p.m., Free. Don and Jenn (folk), 6 p.m., Free. The New Nicolette (folk), 7 p.m., Free. Nivky Pancakes (folk), 8 p.m., Free.


BAGITOS: Miles and Murphy (acoustic), 11 a.m., Free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE: Honey Watts (folk), 6 p.m., $5-10 donation. TUPELO MUSIC HALL: Peter Wolf, Roy Sludge (rock), 7 p.m., $42. AA.


BEE’S KNEES: Danny Ricky Cole (singersongwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations. SWEET CRUNCH BAKE SHOP: Guitar George (acoustic), 10:30 a.m., Free. YE OLDE ENGLAND INNE: Corey Beard, Dan Liptak and Dan Haley (jazz), 11:30 a.m., Free.


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CLUB METRONOME: The Mighty Diamonds, Pulse Prophets (reggae), 9 p.m., $10/15. 18+. HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: North Mississippi Allstars (rock), 8 p.m., $15/17. AA.

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Hot Neon Magic (’80s New Wave), 10 p.m., $3.

MONKEY HOUSE: MSR Presents: Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three (roots, jazz), 8:30 p.m., $10. 18+.


NECTAR’S: Turbine (rock), 9 p.m., Free/$5. 18+.

BEE’S KNEES: The Hubcats (blues), 7:30 p.m., Donations.


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Aaron Flinn, Miss Ready Blossom and the Seed of Dreams

there are tunes that bounce, propelled by Andric “Dog” Severance’s bubbling organ, popping with ska upbeats and honeyed chords. Monotonous this is not. The one unchanging thread throughout Greater Love is the presence of lead vocalist Elijah Kraatz and lead guitarist Rudy “Tootie” Dauth. Kraatz — who is also credited with writing and producing the album — is a quintessential front man and an unquestionably capable songwriter. Dauth’s crunchy lead licks complement the gravel in Kraatz’s vocals. And though neither man overwhelms any given song, both give the album distinction, that aforementioned “identity.” You will know a Pulse Prophets song by Kraatz’s voice. And he uses it to full effect. On the politically charged “Osama,” Kraatz chants, “The people have the power / the power is the people / bring ding let it ring from every steeple.” Underneath

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is a seamless blend of skank guitar, a trancelike soundscape of atmospheric keys and synth, and a split-personality drumbeat that swings from rim-shot steppers to aggro rockers and back again. As great as this template is, Kraatz and Co. don’t overdo it. The album moves on to the more roots-centric “Call on Jah,” featuring the ethereal harmony vocals of Dauth and guest vocalist Myra Flynn, and then on to the Sublime-y title track, with its chunky Clavinet and chugging vibe. And on and on. It may be too much to call Greater Love a masterpiece. But it’s no stretch to say that the collection has more gems than filler. It’s an album that demands listening to — from start to finish — multiple times. And that is refreshing indeed. Greater Love is available for download at Pulse Prophets play Club Metronome this Monday, October 24, with the Mighty Diamonds.


Music critics’ default state is cynicism. We hear a band and say something like, “Not bad, but it sounds like they’re trying to be like so-and-so.” Blame our eclectic musical tastes, and the human need to group and classify and compare. Of course, in some cases it’s envy. We’re in a dark corner with a laptop; musicians have microphones, amps and attention. Secretly, we hates them, we does. It’s refreshing, then, to hear a group with a unique identity, when we are forced to write, “I can’t explain what they sound like. You just have to hear them.” Such is the case with the Pulse Prophets, the irie pillar of the Burlington music scene. In their latest release, Greater Love, the Pulse Prophets challenge any reviewer — jealously cynical or otherwise — to pigeonhole or categorize. This 15-track gamut runner is built on a rock of reggae and flows like a river fed with ska, funk, dub and Latin tributaries. At times it moves along lazily, the BPM slowing to that of a heartbeat at rest. At others the songs drive along steadily, with a marching cadence set by drummer Ryan “the Claw” Clausen. At still other times


It’s been said that a great song shouldn’t sound as though it was written but as if it has always existed. I disagree. Sure, it is hard to imagine a time when, say, “House of the Rising Sun” wasn’t around. But in the case of local songwriter Aaron Flinn and his latest record, Miss Ready Blossom and the Seed of Dreams, there is nary a moment when it doesn’t sound as though these songs came together slowly and with great care. You get the sense that they’ve been bubbling in Flinn’s brain and spilling over onto his guitar for a while, and only recently got proper studio treatment — with no fewer than nine backing musicians. As with many solo albums, the styles and influences on this one are scattered. Bluegrass, rockabilly, breezy country and hard rock all rub elbows. But that hardly matters. The singer’s ineffable Flinn-ness binds songs as diverse as his awesomely maudlin “Angel Angel We Go Down Together” and the outlaw country of Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried.” Flinn’s velvety rasp also loosely connects the songs, in much the same way that his voice gently latches on to his listeners. It’s possible that Flinn’s main mission here is to fight off middle-age malaise. After all, he’s getting older; he’s a dad now. If he sounds a little less convincing than on earlier efforts, Flinn’s wry humor is still intact. For example, on “Mama Tried,” he gives the famed line “I turned 21 in prison” a tongue-in-cheek quality. You can tell because Flinn is doing his best Johnny Cash impression — and it’s quite good. On “My Daughter’s Hand,” his own fatherly love is wrung from musical saws courtesy of Johnnie Day

Durand. Even on the most sonorous of ballads, such as “At Your Feet,” you’d expect to hear Flinn’s heart pumping out of his chest during silent spaces, but he sounds like he’s just having fun. The band is in equally fine form. “Home in My Heart” is a slow number with the warmth of a family photo on a mantel above a roaring fireplace. Adam Frehm makes it even warmer with his sliding Dobro licks. On the rockabilly romp “Tasting Tears,” Joshua Glass pounds his organ keys into submission, coming close to the aural equivalent of imbibing whiskey. So, who cares if these songs don’t sound like they’ve always existed? The forms in which they exist here are just fine. Aaron Flinn seems to simply enjoy the various styles he tackles, rather than force them into an unknown. He approaches music like a true Vermonter: finding a sweet core and making musical syrup. Flinn celebrates the release of Miss Ready Blossom and the Seed of Dreams with a show at Studio Three in South Burlington this Friday, October 21.

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On Tap Bar & Grill: open mic with Wylie, 7 p.m., Free. radiO Bean: Luke Wesley (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., Free. Honey Watts (acoustic), 7 p.m., Free. open mic, 8 p.m., Free.

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rOzzi’S lakeShOre Tavern: Trivia night, 8 p.m., Free.


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Olive ridley’S: Lucid unplugged (acoustic rock), 10 p.m., Free.


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“Lord of the Dance” @ Flynn MainStage (on sale to Flynn Members 1/25 and to the general public 1/31) Capitol Steps @ Flynn MainStage (on sale to Flynn Members 2/1 and to the general public 2/7) “Stand Up, Sit Down & Laugh” @ FlynnSpace Bassnectar @ Memorial Auditorium Lady Antebellum @ Champlain Valley Fair, Essex Junction

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Vermont Stage Company: Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” (2/2-6, 2/9-13) @ FlynnSpace Lyrics Born w/ Lynguistic Civilians @ Club Metronome Bearquarium @ Club Metronome Chamber Orchestra Kremlin @ UVM Recital Hall José Limón Dance Company @ Flynn MainStage Late Nite Catechism 3: “’Til Death Do Us Part” @ Flynn MainStage Tierney Sutton Band @ UVM Recital Hall Youth Rock Concert Numba TW2 @ Memorial Auditorium Nan O’Brien SUNrise Listener Appreciation Tour @ Glitz Auditorium, SUNY Plattsburgh, NY “CATS”@ Flynn MainStage “LA Party” (2/17-18) @ FlynnSpace Cirque Éloize: “iD” (2/18-19) @ Flynn MainStage Shanghai Quartet @ UVM Recital Hall GospelFest @ Flynn MainStage The Canadian Tenors @ Flynn MainStage Red Priest @ UVM Recital Hall Friday Night Fights @ Memorial Auditorium Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival “Winter Encore: Living Traditions” @ Glitz Auditorium, SUNY Plattsburgh, NY Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival “Winter Encore: Living Traditions” @ Elley-Long Music Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester Meredith Monk @ FlynnSpace

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Saturday, February 12 at 8 pm


radiO Bean: Gua Gua (psychotropical), 6 p.m., Free. shenandoah Davis Band (folk), 8:30 p.m., Free. Honky-Tonk sessions (honky-tonk), 10 p.m., $3. red Square: upsetta international with super K (reggae), 7 p.m., Free.


Charlie O’S: Karaoke, 10 p.m., Free. Slide BrOOk lOdGe & Tavern: Tattoo Tuesdays with Andrea (jam), 5 p.m., Free.

champlain valley

51 main: Quizz night (trivia), 7 p.m., Free. TwO BrOTherS Tavern: monster Hits Karaoke, 9 p.m., Free.


leuniG’S BiSTrO & Café: cody sargent Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., Free. manhaTTan pizza & puB: open mic with Andy Lugo, 10 p.m., Free. neCTar’S: Jeff Bujak, Lynguistic civilians (iDm, hip-hop), 9 p.m., $5/10. 18+. radiO Bean: Bob Gagnon & Joe Adler (singer-songwriters), 6 p.m., Free. Ensemble V (jazz), 7:30 p.m., Free. irish sessions, 9 p.m., Free. red Square: Emma Frank Trio (trip-hop), 7 p.m., Free. DJ cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., Free.


BaGiTOS: Acoustic Blues Jam, 6 p.m., Free. GuSTO’S: open mic with John Lackard, 9 p.m., Free. TupelO muSiC hall: shawn mullins, callaghan (singersongwriters), 8 p.m., $30. AA.

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Bee’S kneeS: Rick Redington & Heather Lynne (singer-songwriters), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

CluB meTrOnOme: Bass culture with DJs Jahson & nickel B (dubstep), 9 p.m., Free.

mOOG’S: open mic/Jam night, 8:30 p.m., Free.

hiGher GrOund BallrOOm: Attack of La nina (film), 8 p.m., $15. AA.


On The riSe Bakery: open Bluegrass session, 8 p.m., Free.

hiGher GrOund ShOwCaSe lOunGe: Rachael Yamagata, mike Viola (singer-songwriters), 7:30 p.m., $14/16. AA.

1/2 lOunGe: Rewind with DJ craig mitchell (retro), 10 p.m., Free.

Bee’S kneeS: carol Ann Jones (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

mOnkey hOuSe: Am presents: Amen Dunes, Harmonizer (experimental), 9 p.m., $8. 18+.

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On Tap Bar & Grill: Trivia with Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., Free.

hiGher GrOund BallrOOm: stephen stills, Josh Hisle (singer-songwriters), 8 p.m., $30/45. AA.

1/2 lOunGe: Turntable Tuesday with DJ Kanga (turntablism), 10 p.m., Free.

leuniG’S BiSTrO & Café: Juliet mcVicker (jazz), 7 p.m., Free.

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CluB meTrOnOme: nero After party with 2K Deep (electronica), 11 p.m., Free/$3. franny O’S: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., Free.

CiTy limiTS: Karaoke with Let it Rock Entertainment, 9 p.m., Free. GOOd TimeS Café: malcolm Holcombe (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., $10.



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Culture Shock Fusing hook-laden pop with a kaleidoscopic array of

worldly influences, Ann Arbor, Mich.’s the raGBirdS are an enigma. The quintet exhibits a gleeful disregard for contemporary folk-rock convention, corralling an unwieldy assortment of styles — from world beat to reggae to straight-up rock and roll and beyond — into a melting pot of cultural touchstones that can, and often does, explode

in a torrent of irresistible grooves. This Saturday, October 22, the band makes its way to the Monkey House in Winooski with Burlington-based singer-songwriter, zaCk dupOnT.

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giLLigAN’S gEtAWAY, 7160 State Rt. 9, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-566-8050. moNoPoLE, 7 Protection Ave., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-563-2222. NAkED turtLE, 1 Dock St., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-566-6200. oLiVE riDLEY’S, 37 Court St., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-324-2200. tAbu cAfé & NightcLub, 14 Margaret St., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-566-0666. thErAPY, 14 Margaret St., Plattsburgh, N.Y., 518-5612041.




51 mAiN, 51 Main St., Middlebury, 388-8209. bAr ANtiDotE, 35C Green St., Vergennes, 877-2555. brick box, 30 Center St., Rutland, 775-0570. thE briStoL bAkErY, 16 Main St., Bristol, 453-3280. cAroL’S huNgrY miND cAfé, 24 Merchant’s Row, Middlebury, 388-0101. citY LimitS, 14 Greene St., Vergennes, 877-6919. cLEm’S cAfé 101 Merchant’s Row, Rutland, 775-3337. DAN’S PLAcE, 31 Main St., Bristol, 453-2774.

bEE’S kNEES, 82 Lower Main St., Morrisville, 888-7889. thE bLuE AcorN, 84 N. Main St., St. Albans, 527-0699. thE brEWSki, Rt. 108, Jeffersonville, 644-6366. choW! bELLA, 28 N. Main St., St. Albans, 524-1405. cLAirE’S rEStAurANt & bAr, 41 Main St., Hardwick, 472-7053. thE hub PizzEriA & Pub, 21 Lower Main St., Johnson, 635-7626. thE LittLE cAbArEt, 34 Main St., Derby, 293-9000. mAttErhorN, 4969 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-8198. thE mEEtiNghouSE, 4323 Rt. 1085, Smuggler’s Notch, 644-8851. moog’S, Portland St., Morrisville, 851-8225. muSic box, 147 Creek Rd., Craftsbury, 586-7533. oVErtimE SALooN, 38 S. Main St., St. Albans, 524-0357. PArkEr PiE co., 161 County Rd., West Glover, 525-3366. PhAt kAtS tAVErN, 101 Depot St., Lyndonville, 626-3064. PiEcASSo, 899 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-4411. rimrockS mouNtAiN tAVErN, 394 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-9593. roADSiDE tAVErN, 216 Rt. 7, Milton, 660-8274. ruStY NAiL bAr & griLLE, 1190 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-6245. thE ShED rEStAurANt & brEWErY, 1859 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-4765. ShootErS SALooN, 30 Kingman St., St. Albans, 527-3777. SNoW ShoE LoDgE & Pub, 13 Main St., Montgomery Center, 326-4456. SWEEt cruNch bAkEShoP, 246 Main St., Hyde Park, 888-4887. tAmArAck griLL At burkE mouNtAiN, 223 Shelburne Lodge Rd., E. Burke, 6267394. WAtErShED tAVErN, 31 Center St., Brandon, 247-0100. YE oLDE ENgLAND iNNE, 443 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 2535320.


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Life Work Catherine “Catchi” Childs, River Arts


onagenarian Catherine “Catchi” Childs isn’t an elderly folk artist à la Grandma Moses. She’s an accomplished figurative painter with a sophisticated aesthetic, complex palette and confident, expressive brushwork. River Arts in Morrisville is currently hosting a retrospective of 36 portraits, still lifes and a few landscapes by the artist. Formerly from Long Island, she now lives in Morrisville, but during her long career Catchi’s paintings have been exhibited from England to Japan, and points in between. These aren’t unassuming little paintings. “Valley of the Arni,” the largest piece in the show at 54 by 72 inches, is a sun-drenched mountain vista in golden yellows and bands of pale green. The composition is monumental. Diagonals folded into each other aim at a low focal point. The sfumato of aerial perspective renders the most distant chain of mountains pale, introducing light blue and pink planes to the faraway peaks. Catchi is a past president of the New York City-based National Association of Women Artists. She studied with figurative artist Leon Kroll and briefly with abstractionist Hans Hofmann. But older art-historical references have also been important in her work. Reminiscent of Matisse, Catchi’s “Fish Bowl” beautifully presents two goldfish in a round bowl on a small table that is draped in a flowered cloth. Her hues are nearly as vibrant as that earlier artist’s; mauve and reds appear in the background and,

in the foreground, yellow floral patterns appear within opulent passages of blue. “Aerialist” hints at Catchi’s extensive study of figure drawing in her early years. Her solid figures recall those of Cezanne. The aerialist is divided into planes of muscle, light and shadow. Catchi wastes no time on details (the left side of the figure’s face is undefined); her interest is focused on weight, form and gesture. The painting is rendered in earth tones, with figure and background composed of similar hues — except for a single patch of Prussian blue over the





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'ART FOR OCTOBER': Work by members of the Northern Vermont Artist Association. Through October 31 at Art's Alive Gallery in Burlington. Info, 660-9005. 'ART HOP ORIGINAL JURIED SHOW WINNERS EXHIBIT': Work by Violeta Hinojosa, Justin Hoekstra, David Woolf, Jesse Azarian, Joelen Mulvaney and Lorraine Reynolds. Through October 28 at SEABA Center in Burlington. Info, 859-9222.

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'ART AT THE COACH BARN': Work by more than 40 artists in a spectacular lakeside setting. Through October 23 at Shelburne Farms. Info, 985-8686. BETH PEARSON: Abstract paintings by the Vermont artist. Through October 25 at Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne. Info, 985-3848.

subject, and deep, dark space beyond the foreground. Whether Catchi consciously adopted Duchamp’s composition hardly matters. The point is, she fully assimilated 20th-century modernism, and abstraction is the basis of many of her still lifes. In her early thirties, during a Hofmann class, Catchi fainted and was taken to a hospital, where she was diagnosed with tuberculosis. She was bedridden for a year. But Catchi continued to draw during her convalescence, and, according to her website, considered


WITH A SOPHISTICATED AESTHETIC, COMPLEX PALETTE AND CONFIDENT, EXPRESSIVE BRUSHWORK. figure’s right shoulder, which deepens the space solely with color and value. The 36-by-16-inch vertical “Fall Bouquet” has a classic compositional arrangement of acute angles tumbling down the picture plane. The narrative is a floral study, with splashes of bright color cascading over the dark background. The flowers are simplified to geometric forms. The painting’s composition is nearly identical to that of Marcel Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase.” Both artists constructed images with a logical arrangement of positive and negative space, using strong angles at upper right and lower left. The paintings have a similar arrangement of small and large forms within the central

herself oddly lucky. “I thought of all the things I had to have, it was very good I had tuberculosis,” she writes. “I had read about artists, and one of the main things artists had was tuberculosis, so I figured I was made. I had the proper disease if I was going to have anything.” Even without the “proper” disease, Catchi surely would have developed into a substantive artist. But an unflappable attitude toward adversity certainly couldn’t have hurt.

CAROL CRAWFORD & ELLEN SPRING: "The Fell Line," colorful garments and other woven objects by the fiber artists. Through October 31 at Frog Hollow in Burlington. Info, 863-6458.

Giant, Sharktoof and more, hung next to their 2012 Burton snowboards. By appointment only. Through October 20 at Burton Snowboards, 152 Industrial Parkway, in Burlington. Info, 862-4500.

of the gallery's 25th anniversary. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Chittenden County. Through November 30 at Luxton-Jones Gallery in Shelburne. Info, 985-8223.

CHRIS NEUHARDT & ELLEN GOODRICH: Watercolors and acrylics by Neuhardt; mosaic wall pieces by her sister, Goodrich. Through October 31 at Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, in Burlington. Info, 865-7211.

'FALL: SOMETHING MUST BE DRAWN ABOUT IT': Drawings by Ida Ludlow. Through November 17 at Healthy Living in South Burlington. Info, 863-2569.

JEN KRISTEL: "Landscapes and Waterscapes," monoprints inspired by all the water falling in Vermont this year. Through October 31 at Block Gallery in Winooski. Info, 373-5150.


ERIN PAUL: Images of death and rebirth. Through November 1 at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Info, 651-9692. 'EVOLUTION': Original artwork by Burton's graphic artists, including Greg Gossel, Hush, Bigfoot, Mike


GRACE COTHALIS: Vibrantly colored paintings, monoprints and collage. Through November 28 at Vintage Jewelers in Burlington. Info, 849-6051. 'IMPRESSIONS OF THE FOUR SEASONS': Paintings by Carolyn Walton, Gail Bessette, Athenia Schinto, Susan Bull Riley and Charles Townsend, plus jewelry by Tineke Russell, exhibited in celebration



Catherine “Catchi” Childs, River Arts, Morrisville. Through November 7.

JOHNNIE DAY DURAND: A solo exhibit curated by SEABA. Through November 26 at Pine Street Deli in Burlington. Info, 862-9614. JONATHAN KLINE: "Ecliptics," salt prints by the Bennington College professor. Through November 4 at Colburn Gallery in Burlington. Info, 656-2014.



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Julie Paveglio: paintings by the café Artist of the Month. Through october 31 at Barnes & noble in south Burlington. Info, 864-8001. 'lock, Stock and Barrel: the terry tyler collection of vermont firearmS': The 106 firearms on display represent a lifetime of collecting and document the history of gunmaking in vermont from 1790 to 1900; 'PaPerwork in 3d': work by 25 contemporary origami, cut-paper and book artists; 'Behind the lenS, under the Big toP': Black-and-white circus photography from the late 1960s by elliot Fenander; 'in faShion: high Style, 1690-2011': costumes from the museum's permanent collection, plus borrowed works from today’s top designers, including Karl lagerfeld, oscar de la Renta, carolina herrera and Balenciaga, among others. Through october 30 at shelburne Museum. Info, 985-3346. marc awodey: "An Artist's view," mixed-media work. Through november 30 at community college of vermont in winooski. Info, 654-0513. marie laPre graBon: "Recent landscapes/The northeast Kingdom," mixed-media paintings and charcoal drawings. Through october 26 at north end studio in Burlington. Info, 863-6713. matt thorSen: "sound proof: The photography of Matt Thorsen, vermont Music Images 1990-2000," chemical prints accompanied by audio recordings in which the photographer sets the scene and the bands play on. Through october 31 at Magic hat Brewing company in south Burlington. Info, 865-1140. michael Smith & ethan azarian: paintings by the vermont artists. Through october 28 at Flynndog in Burlington. Info, 863-0093. molly davieS: A retrospective spanning three decades and featuring three meditative underwater video works, one a collaboration with composer David Tutor, another featuring a swimming polly Motley, the vermont choreographer. Through December 31 at Amy e. Tarrant Gallery, Flynn center, in Burlington. Info, 652-4500. 'natural Playground, imagery of adventure': work by adventure photographers around the world curated by Justin Gural. Through november 4 at vermont photo space Darkroom Gallery in essex Junction. Info, 777-3686.

reBecca BaBBitt: "At camp: capsules in Time," photographs of family camps in the white Mountains and on lake champlain. Through november 4 at living/learning center, UvM, in Burlington. Info, 656-4200.

'the art of horror': A variety of work exploring the beautiful side of decay, the finer points of bloodletting and that special something inside a depraved mind. Through october 29 at s.p.A.c.e. Gallery in Burlington. Info,

'BackStage at the rainBow cattle co.: the drag QueenS of dummerSton, vermont': Folklife center audio interviews paired with the photographs of evie lovett, who spent two years documenting the queens at the Rainbow cattle co., a gay bar on a rural strip of Route 5 just north of Brattleboro. Through December 4 at vermont Folklife center in Middlebury. Talk: photographer evie lovett discusses her work. Thursday, october 20, 7 p.m. Info, 388-4964. '2nd annual grand oPening': work by the 11 artists who share the studios, plus hot mulled cider and

andrew raftery: "open house," a five-part print series, as well as the artist's preparatory drawings and models, depicting moments in the process of shopping for a new home. Through December 16 at Fleming Museum, UvM in Burlington. Talk: The printmaker discusses his work. wednesday, october 19, 6 p.m. Info, 656-0750. main Street muSeum 'floodraiSer': A dinner, silent auction and illuminated lecture by Joe citro and stephen Bissette precede the premiere of The Whisperer in Darkness, a film based on h.p. lovecraft's short story about the 1927 vermont flood; seating for the film begins at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. proceeds benefit the Main street Museum. Thursday, october 20, 6 p.m., hotel coolidge, white River Junction. Info, 295-3118. lyna lou nordStrom & amanda vella: prints by nordstrom; paintings by vella. Through october 31 at wing Building in Burlington. The artists discuss their work. Thursday, october 20, 7-8 p.m., Info, 310-3211.

tracy h. girdler: paintings by the great-greatgranddaughter of the crayola founder. Also, work by wilson “snowflake” Bentley, Rae harrell, Aaron stein, Ben Barnes, shayne lynn and Jonathan Young. Through november 12 at Gallery 388 at Burlington Furniture company. Info, 862-5056. vermont Photo grouP exhiBit & Sale: work by member photographers. Through october 29 at Uncommon Grounds in Burlington. Info, 434-5503. women artiSt guild of richmond holiday market: work by seven local artists and craftspeople displayed in an old driving range. Through December 22 at 6180 williston Road in williston. Info, 238-7994.


agathe mcQueSton: "A license to stare," portraits; zelde: “Doll house,” dolls made from recycled fabric, clay, sand and mohair. Through october 31 at The Drawing Board in Montpelier. Info, 223-2902. alexiS kyriak: "Martha stewarts," work by the vermont artist who is inspired by crisp, clean still-life photography. Through october 31 at contemporary Dance & Fitness studio in Montpelier. Info, 229-4676.

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gayleen aiken: "Music and Moonlight," work by the vermont artist. Through December 31 at GRAce in hardwick. Reception: saturday, october 22, 2-5 p.m. Info, 472-6857.

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'SwiSS PoSter deSign: 100+ PoSterS from 50+ yearS': A range of iconic and 12v-stashnstowe061511.indd 1 influential posters from some of the most important designers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Through october 21 at vermont college of Fine Arts in Montpelier. Reception: Friday, october 21, 6-8 p.m. Info, 828-8896.

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rolf anderSon: "sweden: Going home," photographs. Through october 29 at pickering Room, Fletcher Free library in Burlington. Reception: Friday, october 21, 4-6 p.m. Info, 865-7211.


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arthur B. zorn: "Fall Dances & Autumn hues," paintings. photo ID required for admission. Through november 30 at Governor's office Gallery in Montpelier. Info, 662-0376. Brian zeigler: "Untitled composites," blackand-white ink works that find the humor in a fragmented civilization. Through october 30 at capitol Grounds in Montpelier. Info, curator@

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Bryan Pfeiffer: "wings," nature photography by the cohost of wDev's "For the Birds." Through november 23 at Korongo Gallery in Randolph. Info, 728-6788.

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candy Barr: paintings alla prima that reflect the artist's immediate response to her subjects; also, works by Thea Alvin, Ria Blaas, Rob hitzig, steve procter, Brian-Jon swift and James Irving westermann in the sculpture Garden. Through october 31 at spotlight Gallery in Montpelier. Info, 828-3293. carol macdonald: "line/structure/pattern," prints and mixed-media works exploring patterns created from a single line. Through october 28 at vermont supreme court lobby in Montpelier. Info, 828-0749. cenTRAl vT ART shows

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'the octoBer Podge': work by Adrian Tans, Rob Root, sage Tucker-Ketcham, Brooke Monte, Benjamin Barnes, Kristen l'esperance and Alex Dostie. Through october 31 at Dostie Bros. Frame shop in Burlington. Info, 660-9005.

digital PhotograPhy workShoP: In three workshops, Bryan pfeiffer teaches the universal rules of digital photography and how to take advantage of your camera to get a great shot. To register, call the gallery or email Tuesday, october 25, 5-8 p.m., Korongo Gallery, Randolph. Info, 728-6788.

daryl StorrS: The printmaker discusses her 30-year career. Monday, october 24, 2 p.m., Faith United Methodist church, south Burlington. Info,

Specializing in local VT glass, as well as work from top artists around the country.

aBBy manock: visitors can watch the artist, whose style ranges from drawings and sculptures to large-scale interactive and gamelike performance projects, work in the “Fish Bowl” studio as part of a two-month residency. Through october 31 at shelburne Art center. Reception: The artist caps off her installation, "santa and the city of now," with a performance piece. Friday, october 21, 5-8 p.m. Info, 985-3648.


‘SyStemS in art’: An exploration of the systems that artists use to establish parameters for their work, to explore spatial relationships, and to invent new grammars and rationalities, on the occasion of IBM’s centennial anniversary; ‘woSene worke koSrof: PaintingS from the Paul herzog and Jolene tritt collection’: An exhibit exploring the role of language and graphic systems in the ethiopian-born artist’s work. Through December 16 at Fleming Museum, UvM in Burlington. Info, 656-0750.

dr. Sketchy'S anti-art School: Artists age 16 and up bring sketchbooks and pencils to a cabaret-style life-drawing session — this month's theme is "Zombie Attack!" — featuring four undead models. costumes encouraged. wednesday, october 26, 8 p.m., American legion, white River Junction. Info, whiteriverjunction.

coStume-making workShoP: Jen vaughn shows kids and adults to make original costumes from recycled materials. Bring clean cardboard or fabric. Friday, october 21, 6-9 p.m., Main street Museum, white River Junction. Info, 295-6370.



SylveStre telfort: paintings by the haitian artist who came to the U.s. after the 2010 earthquake destroyed his house. Through october 31 at Red square in Burlington. Info, 318-2438.

Bca artiStS market: Juried artists sell their handmade, original fine art and crafts. saturday, october 22, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Burlington city hall park. Info, 865-7166.

burgers, for a donation. saturday, october 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., shelburne pond studios, shelburne. Info, 999-4394.

'outdoor excurSionS': work by 13 internationally acclaimed artists — including sculpture, video and wall works made of thousands of Icelandic lava chips — curated by Art in America writer Gregory volk, who aimed to transform the First, second and Fourth Floor galleries into his version of a wilderness adventure. Through December 3 at BcA center in Burlington. Info, 865-7166.

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Grave Site Chaffee Art Center, Rutland BY ME GAN JAME S PHOTOS: CALEB KENNA



he eccentric Queen Annestyle Victorian mansion that houses Rutland’s Chaffee Art Center threatens to steal any show inside. But instead, executive director Mary Mitiguy and gallery coordinator Jessica Kaminski utilize the building’s unusual spaces to add dimension to their art shows. Take the current one, titled “Enduring Traditions: The Art of Memorials From the Marble Valley,” which highlights the mansion’s historical relevance — and spooky factor — tenfold. The exhibit, which comprises traditional gravestone-carving patterns, historical photographs of the Vermont Marble Company in Proctor and the work of contemporary Vermont stone carvers, was curated by Roger Williams University art professor Anne Tait. She began investigating the history of the state’s carving industry when she noticed buildings and memorials all over the world that could be traced back to Vermont. The photographs, tombstone patterns and memorials — including an original maquette of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Hyde Park, N.Y., gravestone — fill four of the mansion’s downstairs rooms. Walking through them feels like wandering through a cemetery, the bygone names (Rheta Marie Gruse) and mysterious imagery (babies, pointed index fingers and sheep) offering glimpses into the stories of the dead. And then there’s the story of the mansion itself. Rutland businessman George Chaffee built the home, which his family called Sunny Gables, between 1892 and 1896. The imposing structure has Middle Eastern architectural features, such as a Syrian arch over the front entrance. At the time, explains Mitiguy, “It was fashionable to show you were worldly.” Inside, the home has an asymmetrical floor plan, parquet floors, gothic windows and two turrets. The Chaffee family lived there until the mid-1920s, when, Mitiguy says, the house was boarded up. Two of George’s grandchildren, Suzanne and Rick, were Olympic alpine skiers; in


Jessica Kaminski and Mary Mitiguy



the 1970s, Suzanne became better known as “Suzy Chapstick” after a stint as spokeswoman for the lip-balm brand. Sunny Gables was reopened in 1961 for a Rutland Area Arts Association exhibit in celebration of the city’s bicentennial. The group continued to use the space and purchased it in the 1980s. That’s when the building

was rechristened the Chaffee Art Center. The mansion still contains Chaffee family relics, including a 91-year-old Christmas cactus and exotic antique furniture, such as a set of dark wooden chairs with gnomes carved into their legs and backs. Visitors can see where the Chaffees’ part of the house ended and the servants’ quarters began: Doors separating the two zones have fancy decorative knobs on the family’s side, plain knobs on the other. One impossibly tall door in the servants’ area leads to a dark attic filled with abandoned art and a box of the Chaffee family’s old clothes, not to mention lots of spider webs. The artcenter staff has been told that a maid once hanged herself from the rafters in one of the turrets. “Every once in a while, the window will pop open by itself,” reveals Kaminski.

In the 50 years the art center has been housed there, Sunny Gables has never been renovated. Mitiguy says she’s working on a capital campaign to update the building’s electrical systems and improve handicapped accessibility. She’d also like to transform an upstairs room currently used for storage into a digital-art studio. The downstairs room with the Christmas cactus is set to become a kids’ painting studio after Thanksgiving. The building needs some work, to be sure, but Mitiguy says the art center can’t afford to be anywhere else. There’s no mortgage to pay off, for one thing. Still, when oil prices shot up three years ago, the Chaffee closed for eight months and the art association nearly sold the building. It didn’t because the community fought to keep the art center going in Sunny Gables, says Mitiguy. And the Chaffee, in turn, has worked to keep its offerings relevant to the Rutland area. “We need to reflect the community we’re in,” says Mitiguy. A recent show of photographs by Aldo Merusi, the Rutland Herald’s chief photographer from 1937 to 1974, for example, brought in many people who wouldn’t normally visit an art gallery, she says. The current exhibit has attracted community members with ancestral ties to the marble industry, many of whom are familiar with the scenes depicted in some of the historical photographs. In one from 1900, men are carving the ornate tops of Corinthian columns in a Vermont Marble Company workshop. Each worker wears a cap to protect his coif from the marble dust, which was said to make hair brittle. Another photo from around the same time shows the Proctor mill yard from a distance: Stacks and stacks of blocks behind warehouse buildings look like a miniature marble metropolis. Curator Tait “has learned more about our area than many of us know,” says Mitiguy. Tait has also already chosen the headstone she’d like for her own grave. The 1900 pattern is displayed in one of the gallery rooms: A hand emerging from a cloud points its index finger toward the ground while clutching a broken chain. The image is a delightfully creepy addition to a mansion already well suited for ghosts, and the exhibition is perfect for this ghoulish time of year. 

Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info, 775-0356,

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Call to artists HoliDaY HoP: SEABA is now taking registrations for the South End Holiday Hop! South End businesses and studios may open their doors for holiday sales of art and other goods during the weekend of December 9 to 11. SEABA will promote the hop in posters, maps, print and online media. Call the SEABA Center at 859-9222 or go to for details and registration. WiNoosKi HoliDaY art MarKEt: Kasini House seeks artists, artisans, crafters and other creative producers. November and December 2011. Deadline: The first selection of vendors will be made on October 15. Full details at


NEW EXHiBitor JUrY sEssioN: Art on Main, Bristol, seeks submissions for new exhibitors; holidayonly contracts possible. Jury session Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Application: html. Info, 453-4032, info@ CHaNDlEr Call to artists: Chandler Gallery in Randolph seeks artists for the upcoming exhibit “Art of the Chair: Process and Possibility,” January 21 through March 6, 2012. The subject is the chair; the concept is beyond the limits of sitting. It is about process, utility, history, sentiment, from representational to the obscure. Looking for innovative multimedia submissions (digital, conceptual, 2-D, 3-D). Deadline: December 31. Info, 431-0204, qpearlmay@

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'EartH froM sPaCE': More than 40 views of the Earth as captured by orbiting satellites in an exhibit developed in collaboration with the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Through November 27 at Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich. Info, 649-2200. EMMa JaNE lEvitt: Photographs and prints. Proceeds go directly to the Seattle artist, whose home and artwork were recently damaged in a fire. Through October 31 at PHOTOSTOP in White River Junction. Info, 698-0320. HEatHEr ritCHiE: Acrylic paintings of ethereal dreamscapes. Through November 30 at The Shoe Horn at Onion River in Montpelier. Info, HElEN raBiN: "Still Rising," landscapes and still lifes in oil. October 20 through November 13 at Blinking Light Gallery in Plainfield. Info, 454-1275.

JoHN CHUrCHMaN: "Fall in Love," work by the Vermont photographer. Through October 31 at DaVallia Art & Accents in Chester. Info, 875-1203. lEsliE ParKE: "Chrysalis," paintings that reimagine the Adam and Eve story, examining themes of shame, expulsion, interdependence and transformation. Through November 11 at Feick Fine Arts Center, Green Mountain College, in Poultney. Info, 287-8926.

'oDaNaKsis: lEaf PEEPEr EXHiBitioN': Work by the Upper Valley community art group. Through October 28 at Nuance Gallery in Windsor. Info, 674-9616. 'ParaDisE lost/ParaDisE foUND': Paintings, assemblages and sculpture created in response to climate and social-justice issues. Through November 7 at Plainfield Community Center. Info, 223-6805.

temporary outdoor Sculpture Park; N WasKo: "Auto World," in the Second Floor Gallery; JUliaNa CassiNo fECHtEr: Paintings, in the Third Floor Gallery. Through November 5 at Studio Place Arts in Barre. Info, 479-7069. 'tHE BoDY HUMaN: off tHE Wall aND oN': Paintings by John Hoag and three-dimensional work by Marie LaPre Grabon, Georgia Landau, Ann Young, Sabrina Fadail and James Teuscher. Through November 13 at T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center in Montpelier. Info, 828-8743. 'tHE HistorY of GoDDarD CollEGE: aN Era of GroWtH, EXPaNsioN aND traNsitioNs, 1960-1969': An exhibit of photographs, historical records, college papers, interviews and video recordings that focus on the college's response to the rapid growth of the 1960s, in the Eliot D. Pratt Library. Through December 20 at Goddard College in Plainfield. Info, 454-8311. 'WEt: WasHEs, ENErGY aND tECHNiqUE': Juried work by Vermont Watercolor Society members. Through November 12 at Chandler Gallery in Randolph. Info, 431-0204. 'WHo CarEs?': Artwork inspired by the word care, produced on 4-by-4-inch canvases distributed by Montpelier's Reach Care Bank, a network of individuals and organizations who provide preventive care and support for each other. Through November 21 at Montpelier City Hall. Info, 262-6043.


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'aUtUMN WooD: a forEst rENGa': Poetry, art, photography and eco-sculptures installed at the Class of '97 Trail near Route 30. Through October 27 at Trail Around Middlebury. Info, 989-9992. CaMEroN sCHMitz: "Marks of Passage," paintings and drawings inspired by the Brattleboro Retreat trails and Vermont's back roads. Twenty percent of proceeds benefit the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund. Through November 6 at Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, in Middlebury. Info, 382-9222. DEaNNa sHaPiro: "Acrylic & Collage," a tribute to the moon, birds and trees. Through October 30 at Abel & Lovely in Charlotte. Info, 425-2345. 'ENDUriNG traDitioNs: tHE art of MEMorials froM MarBlE vallEY': Historical photographs and modern reproductions of traditional carving patterns tell the story of Vermont's marble industry from the end of the Civil War to the early 20th century. Through November 13 at Chaffee Art Center in Rutland. Info, 775-0356.


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'roCK soliD iN & oUt': Stone sculptures and assemblages, in the Main Floor Gallery and the

CalliNG for ENtriEs: Four Corners of the Earth. Juried photography exhibit. Show us your version of this heaven we call Earth. Deadline: November 1. Info, ex22.



MarCia HaMMoND & roBiN MiX: Hammond's weavings and Mix's glasswork are presented as part of the gallery's "Vermont Living Treasures" showcase. Also, wooden toys by Michael Whitman, and jewelry by Lochlin Smith. Through October 31 at Collective — the Art of Craft in Woodstock. Info, 235-9429.

CraftErs WaNtED: For 4th Annual Holiday Showcase & Craft Fair to be held at BFA Fairfax on Saturday, November 19. Info, 782-6874.



liNDa MaNEY: "Meditating on Movement and Stillness," abstract work on paper and canvas. Through November 4 at City Center in Montpelier. Info, 793-6038.

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JaMEs stroUD: Work by the printer and publisher of contemporary prints. Through October 31 at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction. Info, 295-5901.

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'How DiD i Get Here?': Recent acquisitions presented within the context of how they came to Middlebury by art history students; 'PainteD MetaPHors: Pottery anD Politics of tHe ancient Maya': Nineteen Chamá polychrome ceramics accompanied by more than 100 objects illustrating Mayan daily life, religious ritual and shifts in rulership. Through December 11 at Middlebury College Museum of Art. Info, 443-3168.





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



'iconic silHouettes: new enGlanD BarnscaPes': Classic rural imagery reimagined in colorful paintings by Woody Jackson, Michele Dangelo, Suzanne Crocker, Peter Batchelder, Kathryn Milillo and Jean Jack (through November 6); BarBara Baker-Bury: Abstract oil paintings (through October 31). At Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury. Info, 458-0098.

JuDitH rey: "Structures," oil paintings of Vermont, Oregon and New York City buildings. Through October 29 at American Flatbread in Middlebury. Info, 388-3300.

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kelly funk: "Post Cards From Red Rocks," photographs of the Nevada canyon by the co-owner of the gallery. Through November 15 at Gallery 160 in Richmond. Info, 434-6434.

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krista cHeney & JuDitH Bryant: "Ice Effect," Cheney's photographs of flowers locked in ice; Bryant's stoneware and porcelain pottery inspired by her brook in winter. Through November 15 at Art on Main in Bristol. Info, 453-4032.

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guiding people to Vermont’s feathered residents. Most people know him as the cohost of WDEV’s “For the Birds,” years. But Pfeiffer’s exhibit at Randolph’s Korongo Gallery — appropriately called “Wings” — is the first formal showing of

MicHael GooDHart: Photographs of found natural and synthetic elements arranged in a way that forces the viewer into a new perspective of the so-called mundane. Through October 21 at WalkOver Gallery & Concert Room in Bristol. Info, 453-3188.

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his photography. With the intimacy of someone who loves his subject, Pfeiffer the split second after a gray jay leaps from a branch before spreading its wings to fly. Through November 23. Pictured: “Leaping Gray Jay.”

toM Merwin: "Drawing Water," central Vermont's waterfalls and gorges depicted in sumi ink, watercolor and oil on canvas. Through November 30 at Merwin Gallery in Castleton. Info, 468-2592.

BarBara waGner: "Something Ventured — Something Gained," abstract works in oil. Through December 31 at Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery in Stowe. Info, 253-1818.

'VerMont lanDscaPes lost anD founD': Historic landscape photographs from the museum's collection contrasted with present-day snaps of the same locations. Through October 22 at Sheldon Museum in Middlebury. Info, 388-2117.

BoBBy aBraHaMson: "One Summer Across America," photographs of a 2001 cross-country bus trip. Through December 20 at Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College. Info, 635-1469.

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lin warren: Work by the artist who employs textural form and reflective surfaces to create rigorous contrast. Through November 22 at Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College. Info, 468-1119.

roBert Black: "The Memory Chamber," an architectural installation; 'PHotoGraPHic MeMory': An exhibition by photographers of all ages. Through November 4 at Gallery in the Field in Brandon. Info, 247-0125.

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koicHiro aitani: Designs by the architect and professor at Japan's Kyushu University who is in residence at Middlebury for the fall semester (through November 3); ‘line in sPace: Just a corner of your MeMory Palace’: Welded steel-rod works by sculpture students (through October 28. At Johnson Memorial Building, Middlebury College. Info, 443-3168.

alan laMBert: "A Northern Perspective," photographs of Vermont landscapes. Through October 31 at Bent Northrop Memorial Library in Fairfield. Info, 827-3945. 'autuMn in VerMont': Work by Elisabeth Wooden, Gary Eckhart and Thomas Torak. Through November 27 at Vermont Fine Art Gallery in Stowe. Info, 253-9653. Bailey farrell: "Transitions," paintings inspired by the art student's summer job on Pomykala Farm. Through October 31 at Island Arts South Hero Gallery. Info, 372-5049.

catHerine 'catcHi' cHilDs: "A Retrospective," portraits, still lifes and landscapes by the Vermont painter. Through November 7 at River Arts Center in Morrisville. Info, 888-1261. DoHrn ZacHai: Paintings and drawings that explore the Sisyphus myth in mountains and clouds. Through November 6 at Winding Brook Bistro in Johnson. Info, 635-7776. JericHo Plein air festiVal exHiBit: Work painted at Barber Farm and Jericho Settlers' Farm, on the grounds of Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, and at the Jericho Center green during the July festival. Through November 30 at Jericho Center Town Hall. Info, 899-3211.

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louise von Weise: "Stamp Print Paint," painting by the Vermont Studio Center's founder. Through October 25 at Red Mill Gallery in Johnson. Info, 635-2727. Maggie neale: Paintings and silk hangings. Through October 24 at Claire's Restaurant & Bar in Hardwick. Info, 472-7053. 'ManHood: Masculinity, Male identity and culture': Artwork that examines the gap between culturally constructed expectations

october Featured artists: Shaker-style bentwood boxes by Carl Newton, paintings and jewelry by Kitten Ellison, and paintings by Tess Beemer and Martha Ohliger. Through October 31 at Artist in Residence Cooperative Gallery in Enosburg Falls. Info, 933-6403. ricHard erdMan & carol o'Malia: Sculpture by Erdman; paintings by O'Malia. Through October 31 at West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe. Info, 253-8943. scott & Kelly FunK: Photographs of Vermont by the owners of Richmond's Gallery 160. Through November 30 at Deborah Rawson Memorial Library in Jericho. Info, 434-6434. Wayne lind: Watercolors by the artist who splits his time between Greensboro, Vt., and his sailboat in Key West. Through October 31 at Hangman Framing & Art Gallery in Hardwick. Info, 525-4405. 'Wylie garcia: tHe tulle did Her in': Dresses from the artist's yearlong project in which she creates and wears one dress per month, embellishing and modifying it during that time. Through October 23 at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Info, 253-8358.


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in the dark concerning details of Abby Manock’s performance piece this Friday, October 21. The artist, who splits her time between Burlington and Brooklyn, has the center’s “Fish Bowl” studio, creating an installation of painted found objects called “Santa and the City of Now.” As

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'native aMerican art at dartMoutH: HigHligHts FroM tHe Hood MuseuM oF art': More than 100 historical and contemporary works, many on view for the first time, make up an exhibit that explores continuity and change within North American indigenous cultures. Through March 11 at Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. Info, 603-646-2808. 'ten years oF stone sculpting': Work by Heide Messing-McDonald and participants in her stonesculpting workshops at the arts center. Through October 29 at North Country Cultural Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Info, 518-563-1604. 'tHe art oF War: ticonderoga as experienced tHrougH tHe eyes oF aMerica's great artists': The museum's 50 most important artworks, exhibited together for the first time. Through October 20 at Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y. Info, 518-585-6370.m

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'Here, noW': Work in a variety of media by 10 New England Native American artists. Through November 11 at AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, N.H. Info, 603-448-3117.


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

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alisa dWorsKy: Drawings and prints by the Vermont artist. Through November 26 at Catherine Dianich Gallery in Brattleboro. Info, 380-1607.

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lorraine reynolds: "Ghost Stories," haunting assemblages of found objects. Through October 31 at Townsend Gallery at Black Cap Coffee in Stowe. Info, 279-4239.

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Ken leslie: "Out There..." artist books, including some from his "Arctic Cycles" series and others in 3-D, plus paintings and drawings. Through November 5 at Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College. Info, 635-1469.

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Kelly Holt: "Rhythmics," paintings and mixed-media work. Through November 30 at Green Goddess Café in Stowe. Info, 253-5255.

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ou know something’s up when a studio spends millions of dollars on a picture’s ads and trailers, all the while desperately trying to keep you from finding out what it’s about. In this case, Fox played up the presence of popular comic actors Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson, but played down — way, way down — the nature of the high jinks in which they were paid to engage. The studio should have had more faith in the material and its target audience. The Big Year, though hardly destined for box-office domination, is an eccentric and frequently charming trifle, more entertaining by far than many of the movies its prolific stars have made. The film’s shameful secret? It’s about birding. More specifically, it deals with the real-life annual contest of the title, in which hobbyists compete for the honor of having sighted the largest number of species within the geographical limits of North America in one 12-month period. There is no prize money. What is at stake, we learn, are jobs, bank accounts and marriages. Martin plays Stu Preissler, a business tycoon who’s ready for a different sort of life

but is constantly pulled back in by two underlings (Joel McHale and Kevin Pollak) who require his guidance as they negotiate a sensitive merger. Black — are you sitting down? — snaps a long losing streak with his dialed-down performance as nuclear-power-plant engineer Brad Harris, whose wife has left him because of his ornithological obsession. He’s moved back in with his parents to regroup. Dad is played by Brian Dennehy, so you can imagine his reaction to the news that the 36-year-old plans to run off to spot birds for a year, armed only with a pair of binoculars and a pocketful of his folks’ credit cards. Wilson costars as the Babe Ruth of the Big Year. He’s Kenny Bostick, whose record total of 732 species has made him both a legend and a target. He’s married to a beauty played by Rosamund Pike, who wants nothing more than for him to stay home and make a baby. But Bostick feels drawn to the great outdoors to protect his crown. In one scene, he literally leaves Pike mid-make-out session after receiving news of a rare bird’s location. Which seems closer to fantasy or science fiction than comedy to me. But I digress. The movie is based on Mark Obmascik’s

MEET THE FLOCKERS Martin, Black and Wilson join hobbyists who gather to see who can spot the most bird species in a year.

2004 nonfiction book of the same name and directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada). The script by Howard Franklin is perhaps its most winning asset. He steers clear of the predictable (bird-poop gags, hobbyists portrayed as geeks), sets a tone of convivial rivalry, tosses in the occasional twist and keeps the funnier-than-average dialogue flying. In addition to some spectacular nature cinematography and a parade of exotic winged creatures, the film offers subtle insights. For example, Stu, Brad, Kenny and their fellow plumage-seeking pilgrims at first come off as compulsives — borderline fanatics. One can envision them on a “Hoarders”-style exploitative reality show called “Birders.”

As we get to know them, though, it becomes clear they’re simply following their outsider bliss. They’re answering the same sort of inner call that mysteriously summons their feathered friends to migrate vast distances each year. As I watched the film, I couldn’t help contemplating what a director such as Wes Anderson might have created from the same material. Frankel has not quite realized its oddball potential. Nonetheless, The Big Year is indisputably a far more rewarding 90 minutes than most are likely to suspect. And that includes most of the folks employed in the promotional division at Fox. RICK KISONAK






The Thing ★★★


nly two types of people are likely to see The Thing. One group consists of horror-film cultists who love John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982); the other of teenagers who never heard of it and just want a good scare. Members of the latter group may come away concluding that Carpenter’s movie was basically just a rip-off of Alien. While it offers nothing to offend fans too deeply, this remake, prequel, homage or whatever it is from Dutch director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. finds itself no compelling raison d’être, either. Where Carpenter’s film was a slow-boiling, minor suspense classic, this is just another gross-out movie about an alien with teeth in odd places and a proclivity for making abstract art projects out of human flesh. In 1982, Columbia paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) jumps at an offer to investigate a mysterious find in Antarctica. A Norwegian research team has discovered the remains of a spaceship and its inhabitant, entombed in ice for the past millennium. Rather than leaving them be, as any prudent person who has ever seen a horror movie would do — or at least alerting the world’s superpowers to this amazing evidence of extraterrestrial life — the haughty

chief scientist (Ulrich Thomsen) orders his team to start digging. The alien “corpse” escapes, tentacles waving. When it vanishes, the scientists soon realize the enemy is within them — literally — and no one can be trusted. Films about malevolent aliens invading human bodies and minds go back to the Cold War era, which produced the first cinematic incarnation of this particular tale, The Thing from Another World (1951). But characters in movies such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers signaled their infiltration only by altered behavior. In his version of The Thing, Carpenter used a crack practical-effects team to make the transformation visceral; he jacked up the tension by demonstrating how an alien might physically invade a human body. The result wasn’t for the squeamish, but it was certainly memorable. The chilly, claustrophobic setting supplied the atmosphere, and an able cast of B-movie actors with Bmovie dialogue provided the entertainment. Van Heijningen Jr. and his writers have taken pains to make sure the events of this Thing work as a backstory to Carpenter’s The Thing, though the two don’t fully line up until an end-credits sequence. The atmosphere is still chilly, but gone is the quotable dialogue; the script by Eric Heisserer and “Bat-

IS THAT A THING? Winstead flambés herself up an alien (or part of one) in this sort-of-remake.

tlestar Galactica” creator Ronald D. Moore is functional but not much fun. Winstead plays Kate as a pensive survivor similar to Ripley in the Alien movies. Her leadership conflict with Thomsen’s character never reaches a satisfying boil, and the other characters lack strong presences, even when they’re played by elsewhere powerful actors such as Joel Edgerton and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. As for the transformations, which are central to the story — well, there’s no point in rehashing the tired debate about “real,” in-camera effects versus computer graphics. Like music on vinyl, the former hold a gritty,

grubby attraction inseparable from nostalgia, while the latter are neat and budget friendly. The CGI on display here shows respect for the original designs, but it's no landmark in its own right. The Thing is the rare remake more likely to please purists seeking an homage to the original film than uninformed viewers who stumble into the theater looking for thrills. It’s like a grad-student thesis on Carpenter’s The Thing: The allusions are in place, but the terror seems to have slipped away to inhabit the body of some other movie. M A R G O T HA R R I S O N

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DREAm HoUSEHH Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz play a couple who move into an idyllic New England house only to discover its dark history in this thriller whose trailer appears to set a new bar for gratuitous plot spoilage. Jim Sheridan directed. With Naomi Watts. (92 min, PG-13. Essex; ends 10/20)



coURAGEoUSHH Four cops who are also dads strive to maintain law and order on the streets and at home in this inspirational drama from director Alex (Fireproof) Kendrick. With Kendrick, Ken Bevel and Kevin Downes. (130 min, PG-13. Essex)

DolpHiN tAlEHHH A marine biologist and a young boy fight to save a dolphin caught in a trap in this family drama based on a true story. With Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble and Morgan Freeman. Charles Martin Smith directed. (112 min, PG. Bijou, Essex [3-D], Majestic, Palace, Stowe, Welden)


tHE BiG YEARHHH Three friends flee their real-life dilemmas to engage in a yearlong cross-country bird-spotting competition in this comedy from director David (Marley & Me) Frankel. Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Rashida Jones star. (100 min, PG-13. Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount)

Love) Madden. Starring Jessica Chastain, Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington and Tom Wilkinson. (114 min, R. Big Picture)

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thursday 20 ***Ghostbusters (T-Rex) 8. The Big Year 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Footloose 12:50 & 3:30 (T-Rex), 7:30, 9:50. The Thing 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. The Ides of march 1:15, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10. Real Steel 1, 4, 7, 9:45. 50/50 12:45, 3, 5:15, 10. courageous 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:30. Dream House 12:30, 2:55. Dolphin tale (3-D) 12:35, 7. moneyball 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:40. The Lion King (in 3D) 3, 5, 9:25. friday 21 — wednesday 26 ***VtIFF: El Bulli: cooking in Progress Sat: 6 (21+).

5:15, 7:35, 10. The Ides of march 1:15, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10. Real Steel 1, 4, 7, 9:45. 50/50 12:30, 2:45. courageous 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:30. Dolphin tale (3-D) 12:35, 7. moneyball 1, 6:40. The Lion King (in 3D) 3, 5, 9:25.

7. Mon-Thu: 7. Footloose Fri: 6:30, 9. Sat: 2, 6:30, 9. Sun: 2, 7. Mon-Thu: 7. moneyball Fri: 6:30, 9. Sat: 2, 6:30, 9. Sun: 2, 7. Mon-Thu: 7.

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wednesday 19 — thursday 20 The Big Year 1:25, 4:10, 6:45, 9:10. Footloose 1:15, 3:50, 6:25, 8:35, 9. The Thing 1, 3:45, 6:40, 9:15. The Ides of march 1:40, 4:05, 7:15, 9:35. Real Steel 12:50, 3:15, 3:40, 6:35, 8:25, 9:25. 50/50 1:45, 4:15, 6:55, 9:20. Dolphin tale 12:55 (3-D), 1:20, 3:25 (3-D), 4, 6 (3-D). moneyball 12:45, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30. The Lion King (in 3D) 1:05, 6:20. contagion 7:05, 9:40. friday 21 — thursday 27 *Johnny English Reborn


wednesday 19 — thursday 20 *Paranormal Activity 3 Thu: 10. Footloose 1:20, 3:45, 7, 9:25. The Ides of march 1, 3:20, 7:10, 9:20. Real Steel 1:10, 3:50, 6:50, 9:30. 50/50 1:25, 4, 7:15, 9:10. moneyball 1:05, 3:40, 6:40, 9:15. Drive 3:30, 8:35. midnight in Paris 1:15, 6:30. friday 21 — thursday 27 *Paranormal Activity 3 1:10, 3, 5, 7:20, 9:30. Footloose 1:20, 3:45, 7, 9:25. The Ides of march 1, 3:20, 7:10, 9:20. 50/50 1:25, 4, 7:15, 9:10. moneyball 1:05, 3:40, 6:40, 9:15. Drive 3:30, 8:35. midnight in Paris 1:15, 6:30.

*The Three musketeers 10:30 a.m. (Thu only), 1:25, 4, 6:55, 9:25. The Big Year 1:15, 6:50. Footloose 1, 3:50, 6:40, 9:10. The Ides of march 1:20, 4:05, 7, 9:30. The Thing 3:55, 9:15. Real Steel 12:55, 3:40, 6:35, 9:25. 50/50 10:30 a.m. (Thu only), 1:10. moneyball 12:45, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20. ***See website for details.

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wednesday 19 — thursday 20 The Big Year 6:30, 8:45. The Thing 6:30, 8:45. friday 21 — thursday 27 *Paranormal Activity 3 1:30 (Sat & Sun only), 6:30, 8:45. The Big Year 1:30 (Sat & Sun only), 6:30. The Thing 8:45.


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friday 21 — thursday 27 *Paranormal Activity 3 1:15 & 3:45 (Sat & Sun only), 7, 9:10 (Fri & Sat only). *The Three musketeers 1:15 & 3:45 (Sat & Sun only), 6:50, 9:10 (Fri & Sat only). Footloose 1:15 & 3:45 (Sat & Sun only), 6:40, 9:10 (Fri & Sat only). 50/50 8:30 (Fri & Sat only). Dolphin tale 1:15 & 3:45 (Sat & Sun only), 6:30.

wednesday 19 — thursday 20 ***Submarine Wed: 6, 8. Love crime 6:30, 8:30. Senna Thu: 6, 8.


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7:30, 9:45. courageous 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:30. Dream House 12:30, 9:30. Dolphin tale (3-D) 12:35, 7. moneyball 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:40. The Lion King (in 3D) 3, 5, 9:25.


wednesday 19 — thursday 20 Footloose 6:30, 9. The Ides of march 6:30, 9. Real Steel 6:30, 9. 50/50 6:30, 9. moneyball 6:15, 9. friday 21 — thursday 27 *The Three musketeers (3-D) 1:30 (Sat & Sun only), 6:30, 9. Footloose 1:30 (Sat & Sun only), 6:30, 9. The Ides of march 1:30 (Sat & Sun only), 6:30, 9. Real Steel 1:30 (Sat & Sun only), 6:30, 9. 50/50 9. moneyball 1:30 (Sat & Sun only), 6:15.


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wednesday 19 The Big Year 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. Footloose (T-Rex) 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:30. The Thing 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. The Ides of march 1:15, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10. Real Steel 1, 4, 7, 9:45. 50/50 12:45, 3, 5:15,

friday 21 — thursday 27 ***Ballet in cinema: Esmeralda Sun: 1. Tue: 7. *Bobby Fischer Against the World 1:30 (Sat & Sun only), 6, 8. The Guard 1 & 3:30 (Sat only), 6:30 & 8:30 (except Fri & Tue).


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***VtIFF: The man Nobody Knew Sun: 4 (21+). *Paranormal Activity 3 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:20, 9:40. *The Three musketeers (3-D; T-Rex) 1:10, 4:10, 6:50, 9:45. The Big Year 3:50, 9:40. Footloose 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:30. The Thing 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:35, 10. The Ides of march 1:15, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10. Real Steel 1, 4, 7, 9:45. 50/50 12:30, 9:40. courageous 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:30. Dolphin tale (3-D) 12:35, 7. moneyball 1, 6:40. The Lion King (in 3D) 3, 5, 9:25.

1:20, 4, 7, 9:20. *The Three musketeers (3-D) 1, 3:30, 6:45, 9:15. *Paranormal Activity 3 12:40, 2:50, 5:05, 6, 7:15, 8:10, 9:25, 10:15 (Fri & Sat only). The Big Year 4:10, 9:10. Footloose 1:05, 3:40, 6:20, 9. The Thing 1:15, 7:10, 9:40. The Ides of march 1:40, 4:20, 7:05, 9:45. Real Steel 12:50, 3:50, 6:35, 9:35. 50/50 1:30, 6:40. Dolphin tale 12:45, 3:25. moneyball 12:55, 3:45, 6:30, 9:30. The Lion King (in 3D) 5:55.

thursday 27 ***Ghostbusters (T-Rex) 8. *Paranormal Activity 3 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:20, 9:40. *The Three musketeers (3-D) 1 & 4:05 (T-Rex), 7:10, 9:35. The Big Year 3:50, 9:40. Footloose 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:30. The Thing 12:45, 3,

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wednesday 19 — thursday 20 ***National Theatre Live: one man, two Guvnors Thu: 7. The Big Year 10:30 a.m. (Thu only), 1:15, 3:50, 6:50, 9:15. Footloose 10:30 a.m. (Thu only), 1, 3:45, 6:40, 9:10. The Ides of march 1:20, 4:05, 7, 9:30. The Thing 1:30, 4:10, 7:05, 9:35. Real Steel 12:55, 3:40, 6:45, 9:25. 50/50 1:25, 4, 6:55, 9:15. Dolphin tale 1:10, 6:15 (Wed only). moneyball 12:45, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20. Drive 1:05, 9:25. contagion 3:55, 8:45 (Wed only). The Help 3:25, 6:20. friday 21 — thursday 27 ***Vermont International Film Festival October 21-30. *Paranormal Activity 3 12:50, 2:50, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30.

wednesday 19 — thursday 20 Footloose 7. Real Steel 7. Dolphin tale 7. friday 21 — thursday 27 Footloose Fri: 7, 9:10. Sat: 2:30, 7, 9:10. Sun: 4:30, 7. Mon-Thu: 7. Real Steel Fri & Sat: 9:10. Sun: 4:30, 7. Mon-Thu: 7. Dolphin tale Fri: 7. Sat: 2:30, 7. moneyball Fri: 6:45, 9:15. Sat: 2:30, 6:45, 9:15. Sun: 4:30, 7. Mon-Thu: 7.


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wednesday 19 — thursday 20 Footloose 7, 9. The Help 7, 9:15. Real Steel 9. Dolphin tale 7. friday 21 — thursday 27 *Paranormal Activity 3 4 (Sat & Sun only), 7, 9. *The Three musketeers 2 (Sat & Sun only), 7, 9. Footloose 2 (Sat & Sun only), 7, 9. The Help Fri-Sun: 4. Dolphin tale Fri-Sun: 2, 4.

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piRAtES oF tHE cARiBBEAN: oN StRANGER tiDESHH Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) returns in a fourth high-seas adventure. With Geoffrey Rush and Ian McShane. Rob (Nine) Marshall directed. (137 min, PG-13)

tHE tHiNGHH1/2 A team of scientists in Antarctica find themselves attacked by a shape-shifting alien in this prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 horror remake. Matthijis van Heijningen Jr. directed. With Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. (102 min, R. Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount)

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Scorpio (oct. 23-Nov. 21)

ARIES (March 21-april 19): if you have been

resisting the command to go deeper, now is the time to surrender. if you have been hoping that the pesky little voice in your head will shut up and stop bugging you to get more involved, you’d better stop hoping. if you’ve been fantasizing about how to escape the

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): as i was meditating on your horoscope this afternoon, i gazed out my window at the creek flowing nearby. The tide was coming in, which meant that the current was surging swiftly south. row upon row of small waves was coursing through the water. Then i spied a lone duck swimming north against the tide. i couldn’t imagine what her motivation was. Why not just relax and float downstream? she wasn’t in a hurry and wasn’t in the least flustered. ever forward she went, determined to push on. and then it struck me, as i thought of your current astrological omens, that her approach would also suit you quite well right now. go steadily and casually against the flow, gemini. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Herbert Kitchener served as the British consulgeneral in egypt early last century. He wasn’t impressed with the creativity of the ancient nation’s art. “i can’t think much of the people who drew cats the same for 4000 years,” he remarked. is there an equivalent to this lack of development in your own life, Cancerian? among your own activities, are there any whose history has shown no progression? Did you reach a certain skill level in some area of your life and then stop pushing to improve? This would be an excellent time to identify that knot of excess stability, and then get started on dissolving it.

(July 23-aug. 22): i’m not warning you to cut down on all the leaping and cavorting you’ve been doing lately; i’m just saying that maybe you should add some ballast to your foundation and some gravitas to your demeanor. and i don’t mean to guilt-trip you into toning down your lust to connect with everyone and everything that tickles your synapses. But i do suggest you consider the possibility that beginning very soon variety will not be quite as spicy as it has been; your deft zigzags may need to be carried out with gentler zigs and slightly more cautious zags.

VIRGO (aug. 23-sept. 22): The autocorrect

feature sometimes distorts the text messages people send on their smart phones. it tries to fix supposedly misspelled words that aren’t really misspelled, thereby creating awkward variations that can cause a ruckus when they’re received, like changing “i don’t want to leave” to “i don’t want to live.” Damn You, Autocorrect! is a book documenting some of the most outrageous examples, many NsFW. Be vigilant for metaphorical versions of this wayward autocorrect phenomenon, Virgo. Be sure that in your efforts to make things better, you don’t render them worse or weird. Consider the possibility that stuff is fine just the way it is.

LIBRA (sept. 23-oct. 22): Meraki is a greek

word that refers to the bliss you feel when you’re engaged in a task that’s important to you and that you’re doing really well. it’s your theme right now, libra. according to my reading of the astrological omens, everything’s in place for you to experience meraki in abundance. Furthermore, that’s exactly what your destiny is pushing for. so please get out there and do everything you can to cooperate: Make this a meraki-filled week.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): in addition to reading your astrological omens, i did a tarot reading, consulted the i Ching and threw the runes. They all gave me the same message: The coming week would be a good time for you to spend quality time mulling over the Biggest Mystery of your life. it’s not mandatory that you do so. you won’t cause a disaster if you refuse. still, wouldn’t it be fun? life is inviting you to get re-excited about your personal version of the quest for the Holy

grail. your future self is calling and calling and calling for you to dive into the ancient riddle you’ve been working on since before you were born. The mists are parting.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): in sue allison’s theater piece “lies i’ve told,” two actors take turns telling each other some classic whoppers. Here are a few: 1. “it would be no trouble at all.” 2. “This will only take a second.” 3. “i didn’t get your message.” 4. “i have no idea how that got here.” 5. “i thought you said ‘the 16th.’” 6. “Would i lie to you?” see if you can avoid fibs like those, Capricorn. i’m not asking you to be a superstar of candor — that’s unrealistic — but i do encourage you to cut back on white lies and casual dishonesties as much as possible. This is a time when you really need to know the whole truth and nothing but. and the best way to work toward that goal is to be forthright yourself. That’s how karma operates. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): last June, Northern California artist Mary sobrina Kuder did a gallery show of her paintings. she called it “offerings of grace and Mischief.” That would be an excellent title for the story of your life in the coming week, aquarius. i believe that you will be receiving offerings of grace and mischief, and i hope you will also be making such offerings. For best results, remember this: That grace and mischief are not contradictory or at odds. in fact, they need each other and belong together.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Do you realize

how many connections to remote places you have? are you aware of how routinely you are touched by distant events? as science writer David Bodanis reminds us, “We inhale many hundreds of particles in each breath we take. salt crystals from ocean whitecaps, dust scraped off distant mountains, micro bits of cooled magma blown from volcanoes, and charred microfragments from tropical forest fires.” i urge you to use that as your metaphorical theme this week, Pisces. let your imagination run free as you renew your connections with faraway sources of nourishment. revivify your intimacy with departed influences that continue to define you. Dream about the tantalizing future.

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Your nightly dreams provide useful clues about your waking life. They can show you hidden patterns and unconscious motivations that your daytime mind hasn’t noticed. On rare occasions, they may even offer more literal guidance. That’s what happened for David Brown, a British man who one morning woke up from a dream of seeing a mysterious phone number. As an experiment, he sent a text message to that very number: “Did I meet you last night?” Michelle Kitson, the stranger on the other end, responded with a text, and then Brown texted back. More exchanges ensued, followed by a face-to-face encounter, and eventually the two were married. I can’t guarantee anything quite as dramatic for you, Scorpio, but I do expect your dreams will be unusually helpful.

(april 20-May 20): Did you know it is illegal to break into prison? That was the charge leveled against a georgia man, Harry Jackson, who was arrested as he tried to sneak back into the jail from which he had escaped only a short time before. During his brief taste of freedom, Jackson allegedly stole 14 packs of cigarettes from a nearby store. Maybe that was his intention from the beginning — to do an errand and return “home.” Please don’t be like him in the coming weeks, taurus. if you do manage to spring yourself from a trap or bust out of your servitude (and i expect you will do just that), don’t come crawling back later and beg to be allowed back in.


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Juan Aguirre, 21, broke into Cirilla’s sex shop in Salina, Kan., and made off with six X-rated DVDs — or so he believed. Police who stopped him for questioning said his backpack contained a sledgehammer head attached to a rope that he used to shatter Cirilla’s door glass. The six DVD cases turned out to be empty. The store had removed the discs to use the cases for a display. (The Smoking Gun) After his ex-girlfriend kicked him out of her house in Malone, N.Y., Clyde Gardner, 57, decided the best revenge was to kill a bear, skin it, don the pelt and use the claws to maul the woman when she took out the garbage. He abandoned that plan, according to Franklin County prosecutor Elizabeth Crawford, and instead hired a friend to kill her in a car crash. The friend promptly notified police, and Gardner wound up taking a plea deal to serve five to 15 years in prison. (Associated Press)

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The world’s largest sperm bank no longer welcomes donors with red hair. “There are too many redheads in relation to demand,” said Ole Schou, director of Denmark’s Cryos, which sends its semen to more than 65 countries worldwide. The only place where sperm from red-haired donors is in demand, Schou said, is Ireland, where it sells “like hotcakes.” (Britain’s Telegraph)

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The Sodaville, Ore., City Council voted unanimously to oust two-term Mayor Brady Harrington, 35, for missing three of its monthly meetings in a row and three budget committee meetings. “In all fairness to Brady, he was out fighting fires during this time,” said council President Nick Heineck, who replaced Harrington as mayor. “He’s also been in school.” Although Sodaville’s population is only 297, Heineck explained council members hadn’t seen or been able to get in touch with Harrington. When Heineck finally did reach him by phone, Harrington informed him he couldn’t make the next few meetings either. He declined to resign, however, prompting the council’s vote to vacate the office. (Albany Democrat-Herald)


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After law enforcement agents in Las Cruces, N.M., ordered a forcible body cavity search of a woman they suspected of concealing up to an ounce of heroin but who turned out not to possess any illegal substances, the hospital that performed the search billed the woman $1122 for the procedure. (Las Cruces Sun-News)

Ladder-Lifting Days Are Done

Since qualifying for disability, North Shore, Wis., firefighter Aaron Marjala has competed in at least seven marathons and one triathlon. “I can’t raise a ladder. There’s stuff I can’t do,” Marjala acknowledged. “I have minor limitations, but it doesn’t stop me from getting out and enjoying stuff like this.” The injury that led to the state’s declaring him “permanently disabled” occurred when Marjala bumped his elbow on the kitchen countertop at the firehouse, damaging his ulnar nerve and causing numbness in his pinky finger. Eight months later, he banged the same elbow on a ladder, reinjuring his ulnar nerve and requiring surgery. When he hadn’t been medically cleared to return to his job after a year of light duty, he was encouraged to resign or file for duty disability. Just 28, Marjala chose the latter and receives $50,000 a year, tax-free, and free health insurance for life. (Milwaukee’s WITI-TV)

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See-through toilets could solve San Francisco’s public-urination problem, according to Brent Bucknum, founder of Oakland’s Hyphae Design Laboratory. He proposed replacing some street parking spaces with public restrooms that don’t flush or connect to the sewer

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After Gordon Flavia, 56, crashed his Jeep into a carport while speeding backward at his condominium building in Longview, Wash., he fled on foot. Police responding to the hit-and-run discovered Flavia hiding in a nearby portable toilet, covered with liquid human waste. “We didn’t know exactly what it was, but it smelled bad,” Sgt. Doug Kazensky said, adding that Flavia explained he’d splashed himself with the contents of a bucket outside the port-a-potty “because he thought the [police] dogs were coming, and he was trying to throw them off the scent.” (Longview’s Daily News)

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Sandra Gawlik, 44, was taken to the hospital with shoulder and head injuries she received when she walked into the side of a moving train in Needham, Mass., while trying to light her cigarette. (Boston Globe)

system but instead collect and compost human waste. Bucknum, who is developing a prototype for testing, said the toilets might include ultraviolet lights to destroy germs and act as “lanterns” to signal their location. To thwart vandalism, drug use and prostitution, the washing facilities would be outside the structure, and its walls would be translucent, casting abstract silhouettes of occupants so police might observe any illegal activity. Bucknum said the toilets would cost $40,000 to $50,000 each. (San Francisco’s Bay Citizen)


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Small town girl, big dreams Hey, I’m working on it. Loves: music (yes, even country), musicians, Marilyn Monroe, redheads, sarcasm, tattoos, piercings, traveling, Disney, open minds, open hearts. Hates: bubble popping/open mouth gum chompers, yippie dogs, lack of motivation, nonoptomists. HeyRed, 22, l, #122119 Heart, Hands and more I love this life, seek to share learning, listening, just love. Am healthy, fit, blonde, blue, love pottery inclusively, science too. Love happens when it’s meant to be. Ya never know til acquainting. I’m a morning girl, candles and cuddles, open minded and easygoing. I’m 53 earth years, 28 spirit, have a heart of many lights and a passionate ear that wants to give. xtalgirl, 53, l, #108439 woman who wants Hi. I’m a mom, a student, a very busy person who loves sex and romance. I can never seem to find the time! Not sure what I’m looking for. I’m bisexual, and I am very cautious and selective. I promise it’s worth it! I am looking to meet other single people for fun or love. littlelady, 32, #113183

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Funny, open-minded and new Vermont “Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine” -Mario Fernandez. I recently moved here and I am new to the area. Looking to meet

PROFILE of the we ek: Sunflowers in the Snow Preschool/daycare provider/student who likes exploring the great outdoors, photography, writing, music and new foods; reserved but quirky; sometimes impatient but caring; hopelessly addicted to B-rated movies, Magic Hat and sarcasm. Looking for a mature man who’s ready to settle down and start a family (they want honesty here, right?); likes outdoor activities and old-fashioned BBQ’s; optimistic, romantic...all that good stuff. EarlyBird, 24, l, #122289 FROM HER ONLINE PROFILE: What is your most prized possession? My personalized cookbook. It has all the recipes that me and my friends have created, as well as recipes from nana and great grandmother. each other and go from there. Life is way too short, just want to enjoy it. 4everaknight, 39, l, #122295

unfold. I am young at heart looking for laughter and adventure. Who’s ready? Vtswimski, 55, l, #122012

Life is waiting for you Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. Dr.Seuss. Findaway, 41, l, #119657

Nice Guy Next door I’m the nice guy who lives next door. I like to experience life, whether it’s hiking a mountain or boating on Lake Champlain. I enjoy drives in the country and trips to Boston. I’ve been looking for love in all the wrong places. I’m now making a conscious decision to find the right guy. Could that be you? Dex, 44, #121900

Well Balanced Seeks Same Looking for someone who can fix your car and give your sex drive a tune up? I’m a mechanic, but also an old-fashioned romantic with lots of love to give. Balanced_ Seeks_Same, 35, l, #122282 TRY it FIRST Life experienced, giving, don’t want to owe anyone, including giving my all to the right one. You will know if it works if there’s sparks and spending time together. Not a high-diver, prefer other types of diving. Dah. Open to new things. You only know if you like it after tasting. Need touch to help communicate. Lack of ambition, adventure stay away. painter, 55, l, #122229 New to Burlington I am new to Burlington. I am from NY but moved here from Charleston. I am very outgoing and personable and am truly a nice guy. I like college football, having fun, meeting new people, hiking, cooking and everything that fits in between. I would like to meet someone who is also confident and looking forward to the next adventure in life. peterjoseph4, 35, l, #122276

City boy turns country I moved to Vermont from New York City about 2 weeks ago. What a beautiful place. Right now I am interning at a local organic farm. I’m friendly, honest, open, appreciative, grateful, silly, optimistic, loving, kind, generous and peaceful. I love whiskey and ganja. Don’t be afraid to say ‘hi.’ 6’0. 165 pounds Black Athletic Masculine. JarvisAntonio, 30, l, #121880 bi now gay later Bi married male seeking other gay or bi men for fun times andfriendship. biguy69, 33, u, l, #117616

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Looking forward Do not have any agenda other than respectful/fun companionship. Love to day hike, backpack, visit


King and Queen want you Young, established couple looking for a female companion ages 21-35 that is educated and career-oriented to share new home and life with. There is no room for jealousy or head games; we are looking for a longterm relationship. Must be clean, healthy and determined to succeed. Looks not important because beauty comes from within. Only serious lover wanted. 3forlove, 29, #122144

Ready for Fun Kids are raised, it is my time! Make me laugh, let’s have some fun, the rest will


Sexy Irish Cuban Intelligent, creative, attractive, straightforward, fun loving, artist/chef entrepreneur into laughing, loving life, listening to NPR, gardening, fine wine/ dining, dancing, art, travel, music, birds, hiking, antiquing, adventure and more seeking available, humorous, physically fit, emotionally/financially stable man who’s secure in his own skin and likes a challenge. 35-55 into same for fun and maybe more. Smokers/420 ok. No heavy drinking/drugs/baggage need reply. hotirshcbn6, 47, #122288

Searching for balance 60 Words or less? Um, I love lots of music and hikes and yummy-tasting beers. People seem to like to be around

Live Simply, Love Extensively Life has a tendency to reveal to us exactly what we need right when we need it. Love is a gift life brings, and with love, life evolves. We are all destined for a soul mate, but one must be open to enduring the many challenges life faces us with and with another those challenges may seem less simple. When two.hearts.merge.simplicity.begins. like2knowmore, 39, l, #101859

Wishing on a Star! I guess I am what most people would call a super chub? I guess I don’t really care what people call me, I am who I am and hopefully you will like me. I’m looking for friends, friends w/ benefits or a LTR. I am attracted to slim, athletic, muscular type chasers. So, if that describes you, we might get along!! eqmychael, 35, l, #122264


Spiffy Nerd Seeks Fearless Leader I’m shy ‘til you get to know me, then you can’t shut me up. I like a little bit of everything, hiking to high heels, cartoons to chemistry, and I’m ambivalent to ambitious. Tall_girl_in_heels, 21, l, #122292

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girl with freckles like stars Just moved back to the state. Looking for a butch girl to wine-and-dine with. Let’s hang, go apple picking or meet for coffee, and see where things go! freckleslikestars, 22, l, #122208

Honest, Good-time, Fun Seeker I am who I am, don’t really know how to explain it really. The way I look at it is if you take the time you will discover much. I am really looking for somebody to enjoy doing things with and just take the time to learn about

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Grateful for all the blessings Silly to share through this but seems to be a current portal in these precious mountains to link up with kindred. Feeling whole and ready to share, explore, exchange and connect with another who is similarly awed and humbled by this grand gift of life. shalohm, 35, l, #116108

Active, involved little old lady I like to travel, especially to Switzerland for hiking, and to Maui for snorkeling. My son-in-law is from West Africa, so I have also traveled there. I also enjoy bicycling, skiing and playing cribbage. I would love to find a man to have fun with. I enjoy concerts and plays, camping out and roughing it. doski61, 72, l, #122268

me. I can be shy and nerdy at times. I like smart conversations and silly conversations, too. I am pretty good at making women smile and that is, seriously, like my most favorite thing in the world. phlseb, 38, l, #122274

Enthusiastic, Adventurous, Chivalrous, Curious, Inquisitive I am a simple man that’s spontaneous and adventurous. Back from the Peace Corps, I have just finished my Master’s degree and am currently working out of Burlington on a deployment. I am caucasian, medium build, openedminded and looking to meet some interesting people in the area to hang out with on the weekends. travelinshow, 28, l, #122298

Friendly. Sincere. Easygoing. I am an easygoing guy who loves sports, hanging out with family and friends, and relaxing with some good music. :). Greggor21, 25, l, #122271

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Skin-Deep Passion Freak Married to a man who is very supportive of my need for a woman; I’m dying to taste a woman. Have had innocent play with girlfriends but have never tasted or been tasted by a woman. I’m horny as hell for a hot femme but also need a connection and some emotional grounds to really let myself go. vtvegan, 33, l, #120509

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Extremely active, never dull, always pleasing I am always ready to be adventurous: hiking, camping anything outdoors but it’s also so much fun to lay in bed and please the person I am with. That gives me the most satisfaction. fun2Bw, 21, l, #122244 Panty Fetish I have a secret: I have a panty fetish and I would like to share it with you. I also like to do lots of phone play and pics. I am 27 yo, married and very discreet. nikkisbox84, 26, l, #122205 stereotypical scorpio Petite blonde looking for a rough playmate. I’m needing to explore my wild side and want to share it with you ;]. stonerrose, 20, l, #122115

hungry In a committed relationship with a much less hungry man. He knows I am looking around but, out of respect, discretion is a must. I am looking for a man who wants discreet encounters to leave us breathless and wet. Laughter, playfulness, mutual respect a must. Into light bondage, oral play, etc.; mostly I want to get laid. penobscot, 42, u, #119855

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hard worker Looking to find someone to have fun with and see where it gos from there. hardworker, 50, #122247

being bad Sexy grad student looking for hot girls to play with. yourgirl, 23, #122013 Shy, funny and creative I am looking to meet a lady (butch or femme, does not matter) to start a friendship, with the possibility of a relationship. vttat2bigrl, 26, l, #121924

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sweet and innocent :) I may look sweet and innocent. I am the PM 1x1c-mediaimpact030310.indd 1 3/1/10 1:15:57 type of girl you can bring home to mom and dad. But in the bedroom or other places, I can get a little freaky. Looking for some discreet fun, men ages 25 to 40. haileysmommy, 26, #118803 Hot Phone Fantasies Woman Couple I am an experienced 70’s, hot, sexy woman looking for a woman, man or couple to talk with and enjoy phone fantasies. Someone who will talk with me and my man. We enjoy good, hot sex, lots of kissing and touching, oral sex. Bring in your toys and dildo. Fantasies from you and us together. mymamadoll, 73, l, #121297 sweet, gentle hearted, funny Looking to make new friends and explore my options. TheGoddessFreya, 49, l, #120282

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star wars nerd Am looking for first time and to get experience. Am willing to try anything not involving other guys or pain once. Please be the Leia to my Han Solo. starwarsdude, 28, l, #122277 NeoLover, Collegeboy, Roused Hey, I’m a college student looking for a female, or group of females, for a good time. Ages up to 35. I have plenty of energy and imagination. Ananta, 20, l, #122275 Love to talk dirty I’m look for someone who stricly wants to talk dirty in a polite and sweet way always, and of course all sorts of things besides. The things you might have thought about doing but never dared to speak about. I’m not looking for any kind of relationship, just to have some fun times talking while on this web page. pathfinder802, 43, #122273 man for Like giving anal, like a woman who likes all kind of play spanking, etc. stuffed, 49, #122259 BikerBoy76 I’m looking for a lady, or ladies, 21-40 for some NSA fun. Tired of posting on CL and getting nowhere. I like mountain biking, hiking and the outdoors. Want to go out for dinner, movie, and then jump in the sack for a snack. Clean and DDF, you be too. BeanTownBoy, 35, #122254 canadian south of the border Hi, I’m a Canadian living here in VT and looking for something new. Very open to new things, will try anything once! Would like to share my skills with the right people or group of people. Life is short, live it to the fullest. dave662, 44, #111887 Looking for friends Looking for discreet fun, NSA, FWB, we will see where it goes. Looking for women between ages 18 and 24. Damian6606, 20, #122202 Bangin’ Nails and Bangin’ Gals I’m the backwoods, mountain-man type. I’d love to invite you out to the country and warm you over my woodstove before eating you alive, or venture to your apartment and maul you like a caged animal. Afterward we can get ice cream, pack a bowl and talk Freud. Generally dominant, love to be dominated. Your pleasure is mine. hardwood, 23, l, #122201 I want to pleasure you A long-term relationship just ended and I am looking for a physical relationship without emotional entanglements. My goal is to do whatever it takes to make you happy. I love to give back and foot massages and am willing to try anything once, maybe even twice. nekingdomguy, 52, #122193 looking for a sexy girl I’m looking for a sexy girl to play and have a good time with. new_latinboy, 24, #122187

Tall man seeking adventurous friends Tall, athletic guy seeking women and/ or couples to explore with. I am new to the area and wanting to meet fun friends that enjoy the sexier side of life. I can be very very dominant, soft; really a very versatile lover. I find nothing sexier than a woman wearing heels and stockings and a devious smile. mtnman77, 34, l, #122180 horny old dog needs cuddling I am a white male who is looking for some women (50-99) to cuddle with. I am housebroke, fixed, have all my shots (DD and STD free). Homebody and very lovable. I love to please her. oldguy69, 55, #107060 looking to fulfill your needs I’m 37, married, looking to be discreet. I’m looking for someone who knows what they want and isn’t afraid to ask for it, try new things, and doesn’t mind being pampered in any way

lots of foreplay and anything else you desire. Clean and discreet. 6’ average build. Blue eyes. Like to have fun and laughs. homer3369, 37, l, #122053

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Massage, Connection, Comfort, Kissing, Orgasms Massage explores pleasure with or without stepping into the sexual. We’d like to massage a woman, man or couple at your level of comfort. Softness of skin, the bliss of massage. We offer nonsexual, sensual massages, or ones that progress to orgasmic bliss. Four-hand massage is an amazingly sensuous path to sensual bliss, or all the way to orgasm. Lascivious, 57, l, #117437 Young Sexy Intelligent Couple Sexy bi-sexual 26 yo F and gorgeous, athletic 28 yo M looking for energetic, attractive female, experience a plus. We are STD free looking for the same. Check us out! Send us a message!

Kink of the w eek: Woof? OK, we’re like puppies! Delightful playmates, but the minute you adopt we start chewing furniture, barking and wheedling everywhere. So why buy trouble when you really want just an occasional game of fetch the bone, with some nice warm wiggles? I’m house trained, know lots of tricks and am ready to play. Sound like fun? You? F45-70 with libido/humor. Me? Woof! Ticon1, 59, u, l, #122279 FROM HIS ONLINE PROFILE: Great sex calls for lots of... nudity, foreplay, touching, laughter and smiles - oh and Chinese food. they ask. Willing to try anything you want. shyguy00, 38, #122166 Seeking my pantyhose queen SWM, 30 YO, 5’8”, 140 lbs., seeking open-minded female that loves to wear pantyhose, tights, stockings, etc. Love sexy legs and feet. Looking to worship. I have other kinks as well. Will tell later. I’m looking to date as well, these are something I like on a woman. I’m very cute, outgoing. pantyhoselove, 30, l, #120081 Adventurous Man Seeking Answers 49 YO single bi male seeks adventurous lovers for exploration. Open minded, clean, safe, discrete and respectful. Lives alone in the Rutland area. Can host or travel. Males, females or couples. Don’t pass this up. Adventurous and experienced both in and out of bed! Likes to try new things and wants to try it all. nekjack, 50, l, #122110 Seeking sexy sensual women Looking to have some fun and meet some new friends. Open minded, laid back guy who enjoys a good time and like-minded women. Up for anything. Let’s enjoy the fall and get naked! Mtnmanfun, 36, #122090 Hungry for what YOU want Looking for NSA sex. Not enough contact at home so looking for it elsewhere. wild9453, 41, #121904 LOVE to give oral Looking for sexually aware women who like to be pleased orally. It is something I love to do. I love to please and would love to make you cum! Love

NaughtybutNice, 26, l, #122237 Lookin to play Looking for a woman to have a good time with. lacey, 23, #122109 Hot, Fun To Be Had! Looking for a hot man to play with, must be open minded and willing to experiment with me and my boyfriend. Must be clean and discreet. Within the ages of 25-40. want2explore, 39, #122055 straight but curious, turned on Clean, in great shape, healthy sexual appetite, great imagination, aboveaverage package. I have many fantasies and would love to have a few become realized with the right person(s). I would like it to be a surprise to my wife, at the right time. Would like to include oral and anal sex with a male, also couples get together for hot play. 106568, 50, l, #106568 Cum Play With Us We are a fun, attractive couple who like to play with others from time to time. We have played together and alone with both singles and couples. Our lives have been over-the-top interesting with travel, outdoor recreation and a wide circle of friends. Join us! TwoForYou2011, 56, #121917

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Amazing Beauty on Colchester Avenue I’m a Wings Over Burlington delivery driver and I delivered to your house on Colchester Ave. You: Ayana, beautiful beyond belief, long, black hair. Me: shortish, dark brown hair, blue sweatshirt. Wish I had said something, but had to keep it professional. Single? When: Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Where: Colchester Ave. You: Woman. Me: Man. #909589 Matty McKibben I finally found you at Radio Bean and you took my and my friend’s breath away. Has anyone ever told you you looked like him? You’re so handsome. Hope to see you again! When: Friday, October 7, 2011. Where: Radio Bean. You: Man. Me: Woman. #909588 RE: Brave at Winooski/Main st This might have been me. Coffee sometime sounds great! When: Sunday, September 25, 2011. Where: Crossing the street at Winooski/Main. You: Man. Me: Woman. u #909587

most curious with those sultry eyes and uber-European behavior. I am a sucker for a good story. Do you have one for me? When: Monday, October 10, 2011. Where: Hunger Mountain Co-op. You: Man. Me: Woman. #909582 Landfill Rd SB Haven’t seen you in four months. You were really nice back then and I’m hoping you still are. Young guy always wearing that smile and blue eyes I think.

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hair. I sat across the room from you, entering my thoughts into my laptop. I would love to hear your thoughts on Buddhism or anything else. Write to me? When: Saturday, October 8, 2011. Where: Muddy Waters. You: Woman. Me: Man. #909575 Critical Mass Bike Beauty Your curly black locks, enchanting smile and comically undersized backpack caught my eye as you biked by Ahli Baba’s. I’d love to get to know you and grind your gears. Coffee? When: Friday, September 30, 2011. Where: City Hall Park. You: Woman. Me: Man. #909574 Melanie You: Adorable, short, brunette dyke from LA wearing flannel. You are intriguing. I intended to give you my phone number but you never returned to the dance floor, leaving me a sad panda. I hope we can reconnect even though I don’t live in town. When: Friday, October 7, 2011. Where: First Friday. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #909573 Burlington Smokeshow To Mr. Smokeshow, the sexy Nectar’s bouncer with the “new” handsome haircut: thanks for the gum =). When: Thursday, October 6, 2011. Where: Burlingotn. You: Man. Me: Woman. #909571 To Nikki goddess You stole my heart a few years ago, and I don’t think I can take it back. Your face is angelic, your soul is warm like a campfire. I will wait for you for the rest of my life. I love you...sun moon and stars baby. When: Tuesday, February 5, 2008. Where: Motel 6. You: Woman. Me: Man. #909570 homes

St. Albans Price Chopper I saw you in line wearing a pink fleece and blue jeans. I was wearing a grey sweater and blue jeans. If it helps, I have a goatee. Coffee sometime? When: Tuesday, October 4, 2011. Where: St. Albans Price Chopper. You: Woman. Me: Man. #909557

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mistress maeve Dear Mistress Maeve,

I am a 37-year-old male. I have not had that much sex in the past 10 years due to germ-related obsessive-compulsive disorder. To “spice up” my nonexistent sex life, I have been making noise while masturbating (moaning and grunting) — it is the only way I can keep stimulated. I try not to be obnoxiously loud, but I live in an apartment complex with thin walls, and I’m sure the neighbors can still hear me. All of my neighbors are adults (no minors in the complex); however, I’m still concerned it might be offensive or creepy. Nobody has complained yet, but then again, it might be an awkward topic for them to bring up. Do you think it is OK for me to do this? Am I a creep for doing this?


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Noisily yours,


You are not alone, and you are not a creep — we all have anxiety about waking the neighbors with supersonic sex sounds. I don’t see how your situation is much different, so don’t further marginalize yourself by thinking you’re the only one who has to worry. As long as your self-lovemaking produces noise within reason, you’re in the clear. Besides, for all they know, you’re carrying on with a partner — and, frankly, so what if you’re not? Right now, you are pleasing yourself in the best way you can, and that should be celebrated. That said, I hope you’re receiving treatment for your OCD, because you deserve a hot, fulfilling sex life. If you haven’t addressed your issues with a qualified professional, please do so. If you have addressed these issues but you’re not seeing progress, it may be time for a new doctor; a variety of pharmaceutical and psychotherapeutic options are available to you. Do the best you can to ensure you’re being a thoughtful neighbor — don’t make loud noises in the middle of the night and turn the music up a bit when you’re self-pleasuring. If a neighbor makes a reference to “noise,” adjust the volume on the moans and grunts. In the meantime, stop beating yourself up (pun intended).

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doesn’t cut it anymore. Anytime, anywhere I will be there, let me know. Anticipation is great, but this can get better. A hike, yes. When: Thursday, September 22, 2011. Where: Rusty Nail. You: Woman. Me: Man. #909564

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