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BY ETHAN DE SEIFE

BY KEVIN J. KELLEY

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Afterburned? Residents in the Flight Path Share Their Views on the Plane BY CHARLES EICHACKER

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Too Close to the Edge: Vermont Lawmakers to Focus on Shoreline Protection

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Introvert or Extrovert? Psychoanalyzing Farmers BY CHARLES EICHACKER

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Quick Lit: War, Peace and Poetry

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A Half Century Later, Burlington’s Austin Handbell Choir is Still Ringing

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BY KEVIN J. KELLEY

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A Winooski Pop-Up Market Settles In to Stay

Christmas Spirit

Theater: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Northern Stage BY KRIS GARNJOST

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Halfway to China

Food: Vermont food producers cultivate the Asian market BY CORIN HIRSCH

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holiday season!

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The Magnificent 7 Life Lines Calendar Classes Music Art Movies

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great at every party you attend.

No Taste Like the Present

Food: Uncommon local products make great gifts BY ALICE LEVITT

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Fair Game POLITICS Drawn & Paneled ART Hackie CULTURE Side Dishes FOOD Soundbites MUSIC Album Reviews Eyewitness ART Movie Reviews Mistress Maeve SEX

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Music: Ben Taylor talks about his music, a surprising new project and, yeah, his famous parents BY DAN BOLLES

BY AMY LILLY

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CROSSROADS

INTRO OR EXTRO?

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VACHON SLEIGHS ’EM

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From the ‘Butcher’ to Père Noel

TUCCI’S TOKES

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F-35 GRASSROOTS PUSH?

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A Jolly Old Soul Wants to Know: What Do Vermont Arts Organizations Want This Year?

Vermont’s Best Bud

Health: Meet the man who ensures one dispensary’s pot is high grade and ready to roll

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BY PAMELA POLSTON

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Seven Days Gift Guide

Holidays: Part 3: Indoor/Outdoor

BY KEN PICARD

ARTS NEWS 22

Strongman Santa

Culture: A pro-wrestling legend has a soft spot for the holidays BY ALICE LEVITT

BY KATHRYN FLAGG

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At the Crossroads

Economy: An artist-developer is making White River Junction into a next-generation nexus

COLUMNS + REVIEWS

SEVENDAYSVT.COM

Plane and Not So Simple: Who Spent How Much Arguing For and Against the F-35?

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NEWS

www.dearlucy.com Stuck in Vermont: There wasn’t an empty seat in the house last week for the Wake Robin Singers’ annual holiday concert at the Shelburne retirement community. The average age of group members is 82 — choral music never gets old!

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