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precocious parakeet escaped from its Shelburne enclosure last week and appears to have headed for the big city of Burlington. Dr. Who flew off August 2, according to owner Karin “Spike” Robinson. Two Oakledge Park patrons spotted the budgie scavenging for food last Friday and Saturday. Parakeets are observant, curious and gregarious, said

Robinson. “He’s probably been hanging out with some wild birds and watching what they eat.” Dr. Who is named after the popular TV show and can’t talk, according to Robinson, but he is friendly. Brandon Westburg was renting out paddleboards at Oakledge when the brightly colored turquoise, yellow and black bird approached and walked onto his finger. Westburg called Robinson after learning through social media that it was her

bird, but he wasn’t able to capture the little guy. “It was pretty wild. Initially I just thought, What is this parakeet doing here at Oakledge?” said Westburg. “It made for a great story, and I had some fun while I was hanging out with him.” Robinson and her husband searched Oakledge over the weekend and brought along Dr. Who’s cage-mate, a parakeet named Captain Jack. Eventually they “realized that we were just stressing ourselves out — and Jack, too.” If spotted, the 3-year-old bird’s mammalian mommy said, Dr. Who


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“At the rate they are coming — yesterday there were 233 people — we will soon be full,” she told Seven Days. The government can handle the influx, Dupuis assured, noting a total of about 2,500 newcomers were being housed in the stadium, a convent, hotels, schools and other facilities. Many refugees have already found their own places to stay — often with the help of family or friends. And not all are Haitian; some arrivals are from Mexico, Yemen, Africa and elsewhere. “We don’t know how many will continue crossing the border,” she said. “Social media tells them it’s a very easy trip to Canada.” Canada has generally welcomed refugees. But many of the new arrivals don’t realize that to stay as legal refugees, they have to convince a judge it would be too dangerous to return to their home country, Dupuis said. “They’re trying their luck.” Canadians rallied outside the stadium last weekend in support of the new arrivals. “We haven’t had any incidents,” Dupuis said. “They’re happy to be here. They’re very gracious people.”




he flow of asylum seekers from the United States into Canada has become a flood — prompting officials to turn Montréal’s Olympic Stadium into a temporary shelter. The Canadian Red Cross set up cots and showers in the 56,000-seat facility, which was built for the 1976 summer Olympics, and the makeshift shelter opened last week. It’s functional, but not the sort of place you’d want to stay a long time, said Francine Dupuis, a spokesperson for the Regional Program for the Settlement and Integration of Asylum Seekers. Driving the most recent wave of U.S.-to-Canada crossings: Haitians in America are fearful of being forced to return home. In May, President Donald Trump suggested he might end a program that is allowing 58,000 Haitians to stay in the U.S. after an earthquake devastated their country in 2010. The New York Times reported that the program has since been extended, but only through January 2018. In May and June, more Haitians started entering Canada from the U.S., said Dupuis. In July, the numbers increased dramatically. “They’re crossing everywhere,” she said.

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I am always happy to read about affordable meals in our area, but I have a comment to make. In [Bite Club: “Dining on a Dime: Asian Bistro’s $12 Sushi Lunch,” July 21], yellowtail sushi is said to contain tuna. As far I have always known, from eating it to researching it, yellowtail is not a tuna but a jack. I love eating and also reading about food.

I was saddened to read Alicia Freese’s well-written article on Brady Toensing [“Sunlight and Scandal: GOP Lawyer Brady Toensing Stirs Up Vermont Politics,” July 12]. It’s unfortunate to find out that the current rancorous political atmosphere of hyper-partisanship has crept into our Vermont culture. I’m worried about this. Our family moved to Vermont a few years ago from the D.C. metropolitan area, in large part because of the kindness and community-oriented style of Vermonters. Toensing stresses the adversarial nature of politics. However, it’s been my experience, speaking (as an independent voter) to members of various parties in this state, that there is also collegiality among the people in public service. Due to his lack of balance, he only seems to go after the records of Democrats and Progressives. Toensing, while very talented and intelligent, seems a bit disingenuous in saying, “Some people do crosswords. I write public records requests.” Thanks to Freese for writing this article. It shed some light on the pattern of Toensing’s actions and also highlighted the discrepancies with his explanations of them. For these reasons, I’m worried that he might become the face of the Republican Party in Vermont.

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downtown bookstores, a hardware store, a grocery chain and a booming food cooperative. We’ve got housing being planned or constructed for all income levels. Our pool, tennis courts and other recreational facilities are bustling, and the Vermont Mountaineers baseball team made summer nights special. Thousands of Vermonters and tourists from around the world visit our Statehouse, festivals, parades and spectacular events. And I thank Seven Days for frequently highlighting Montpelier’s food scene, from Beau Butchery + Bar [“The Butcher’s Beau,” February 7] to Cans and Clams [Side Dishes: “Cans ’n’ Clams,” July 19]. In the same August 2 issue, you gave a shoutout to a new restaurant — the Blue Stone — opening on Main Street [Side Dishes: “Parlaying Pizza”]. We were especially proud that when Ryan Christiansen was looking for a great city to expand Caledonia Spirits — maker of Barr Hill Gin — he chose Montpelier. And stay tuned: There’s more exciting news to come on the business front. You can call Montpelier safe; you can call us close-knit; you can call us active and engaged and welcoming. But sleepy — not even close! Thanks for listening, and keep up the good coverage of everything we’ve got going.

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Traditional Sufi music and folk sounds from around the world thread through the pop and rock stylings of HuDost. Married couple Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines forms the core of this eclectic group that catches ears with a combination of vocals, guitar, harmonium, percussion, bouzouki and shahi baaja, an electric Indian Autoharp. Hear them in Woodstock and St. Johnsbury. SEE CALENDAR LISTINGS ON PAGE 50 AND 54

QNEK Productions takes audience members on a walk down memory lane while celebrating 25 years of music and theater. Local singers lift their voices in The Q Revue: A Musical Tribute, spotlighting selections from the company’s past performances such as Hello, Dolly!, Godspell and The Sound of Music. This is QNEK’s penultimate production before taking its final bow in September. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 52


Community Class In a yoga class, it’s common for students to set an intention for their practice. This Sunday, Burlington-area yogis strike a pose with a common purpose: to raise funds for HOPE Works, a nonprofit dedicated to ending sexual violence. Participants bring their own mat to Yoga on Church Street, an outdoor stretching session led by Sukha Yoga’s Cilla and Noah Weisman. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 54

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Positive People “We make music to wake up the masses and inspire them to move, change, love, create and just be,” proclaim hip-hop band Blest Energy on their Facebook page. Fronted by MC Tem Blessed, the band serves up an outdoor concert at Fayston’s Knoll Farm, complete with a raffle and eats and drinks for purchase. Proceeds benefit the farm’s Better Selves Fellowship. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 53





Locally sourced fare is a point of pride in Vermont. Starting Monday, Vermont Open Farm Week allows locavores to get to the root of some of their favorite foods. Farms across the state open their gates for this seven-day agricultural affair, offering tastings, tours, workshops, dinners and more. Visit for the full menu of events.


Twentieth-century filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock earned a reputation as the master of suspense by directing spine-tingling flicks such as Rear Window, Psycho and The Birds. Local movie buff Rick Winston examines the evolution of the icon’s craft in the talk “Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense.” Twelve clips accompany the discussion at Unadilla Theatre in Marshfield.




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icture this: You’re on a Greyhound bus that leaves Boston just before midnight. After a stop in Manchester, N.H., it arrives in White River Junction at 2 a.m. Next thing you know, two federal agents board the bus and demand to see everyone’s identification. That’s not a hypothetical. It happened on Tuesday, August 1. So says a passenger on that bus: 29-year-old DANIELLE BONADONA, a special instructor at Dartmouth College. (Her tale was first reported last week by Valley News editor and columnist JOHN GREGG.) “I was in the front seat right behind the driver,” Bonadona says. “He opened the door, and two [U.S.] Border Patrol agents are standing there. They didn’t make any announcement. They just walked in. One went to the back of the bus and worked forward. The other blocked the exit door. “The agent asked everyone ‘Are you American?’ He only checked the IDs of those who didn’t present as white.” Two women were held back for further checking, Bonadona says, “one international student, and a woman vacationing from Hong Kong.” (Neither was detained or charged, according to BRAD BRANT, special operations supervisor for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Swanton sector.) It must have been a bit of a shock, in the middle of the night and so far from any international border. But area residents and travelers should get used to it. For several years after the 9/11 attacks, the feds operated occasional checkpoints on I-91 in Hartford. As recently as four years ago, CBP was seriously considering a permanent checkpoint in the area. But Brant says there’s been little patrolling in the Upper Valley of late. That’s about to change. “Transportation stops will be more common in White River Junction,” says Brant. That’s because the sector has more resources, thanks to additional staffing ordered under the Obama administration last year. The Border Patrol has broad authority within 100 miles of any international border. “That authorization is to stop transportation conveyances,” explains Brant. “We can stop and question individuals in any kind of transportation.” Was there anything in particular that drew the feds’ attention to that particular bus? All Brant will say is that it was

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based on “intelligence and available manpower.” Brant says the Border Patrol routinely conducts ID checks at the long-distance bus hubs in Burlington and Plattsburgh, N.Y. How often? “I don’t know. I imagine they do it quite a bit.” How do they decide which buses to check? “Intelligence and available manpower.” Might the new attention to the Upper Valley include a return of freeway checkpoints? Brant knows of no plans but won’t rule it out. Vermont political leaders are expressing concern.


“Anytime there’s a move to expand the border, I think is reason for us to have some concern,” Gov. PHIL SCOTT told Seven Days Monday. “That’s overreach. People should be allowed to move freely in Vermont.” He said he would be communicating with Vermont’s congressional delegates, all three of whom expressed concern as well. Sen. PATRICK LEAHY (D-Vt.) called the bus action “a waste of time and taxpayers’ money.” Congressman PETER WELCH (D-Vt.) noted that “Strict vetting already is performed at our borders.” And Sen. BERNIE SANDERS (I-Vt.) called for “more time apprehending criminals … rather than randomly boarding buses in Vermont.” In truth, however, all this “concern” won’t change a darn thing. The Border Patrol is more likely to expand, rather than reduce, its activities within the 100mile border zone. The Trump administration wants to add 5,000 new agents to the 21,000-member Border Patrol. That ought to give the Swanton sector a big boost in “available manpower,” which would doubtless lead to more ID checks far away from the nearest boundary line. After all, those blueshirts will have to keep busy somehow.

Wind Break When Gov. Scott was hiring a new chair for what was then called the Public Service Board (recently rechristened the

Public Utility Commission), he said that all the nominees shared his opposition to ridgeline wind turbines. He then appointed attorney ANTHONY ROISMAN, who had represented wind opponents in court cases. Roisman has been in office for a little over two months, and already he appears to be imposing Scott’s views by making it much harder for wind projects to gain approval, or even get a hearing. This is in addition to tougher limits on noise from large-scale turbines proposed by the PUC in May before Roisman’s appointment. Those rules are currently awaiting review by a legislative committee. On June 22, the PUC postponed action on Swanton Wind, a plan to build up to seven turbines near St. Albans, until the developers can file “a complete and final System Impact Study.” That’s an assessment of the project’s effect on the power distribution network. Developers say that’s never been required upfront and would require access to proprietary information from utilities and system operators. On July 27, the commission rejected an application from Kidder Hill Community Wind, a proposal to build two large-scale turbines in the Northeast Kingdom, due to alleged deficiencies in the filing. That decision would force Kidder Hill to start from square one. “I was sucker-punched by the decisions,” says LESLIE CADWELL, a Castleton attorney who represents both projects. “It’s very different from past practice.” Cadwell has more than 20 years of experience in the field. She’s a former Department of Public Service attorney and chief counsel for VELCO, which operates Vermont’s power grid. “What this says to me is they’re trying to stop all wind development in the state of Vermont,” says renewable energy developer DAVID BLITTERSDORF, the man behind the Kidder Wind project. “All they’re doing is trying to elevate the cost so we’ll quit.” Roisman rejects the accusations … sort of. “We’re not adding anything new to what they have to do,” he says. But then he adds, “We’re asking them to do it up front, so when we do our review we can do it more efficiently.” And there’s the rub. Providing all information up front presents major new obstacles in terms of time, cost and technology.


“It’s a significant burden,” says Cadwell. “An unprecedented burden.” The Swanton order “is in litigation now,” according to Roisman. And on Monday, Cadwell filed an appeal of the Kidder Hill rejection. The filing asserts that the PUC “abused its discretion” by demanding “information that is not required by rule or statute.” That appeal will be heard by — you guessed it — Roisman’s PUC.

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The Valley News, the daily paper serving the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire, has spawned an online-only venture called UV Index. Valley News web editor MAGGIE CASSIDY describes it as “an internet-friendly publication writing about interesting things that may not amount to a news story, with its own voice, a bit self-deprecating, friendly, but serious when it needs to be.” Recent postings cover a wide range of topics, from the exploits of a local baseball team, to the filming of a documentary, to a new crosswalk in Fairlee. There’s plenty of food and entertainment news as well. The new site is the brainchild of Cassidy and night editor AMANDA E. NEWMAN. “It started around the first of the year as a password-protected Tumblr account,” Cassidy explains. “We wanted to see if there was enough to sustain a website. And there was!” A couple of months ago the pair brought the idea to Valley News editor MARTIN FRANK and publisher DAN MCCLORY, and their bosses gave it the green light. UV Index went public in late July, with “no fanfare by design,” says Cassidy. “We wanted to have a soft launch.” The new site bears superficial resemblances to Daily UV, an independent aggregator of news and views that aims to become a dominant news hub for the area. But the two products are, in fact, very different. UV Index is produced by professional writers and editors, while Daily UV allows people to post content without review. “When I saw the Valley News launch UV Index, I was thrilled,” says WATT ALEXANDER, founder of Daily UV and head of its parent company, Subtext Media. Alexander calls his site a “storytelling platform” that will connect creators with an audience — and give them a share of Daily UV’s ad revenue. Ultimately, he hopes to include traditional media, including the Valley News itself, in Daily UV’s offerings, and to spread the idea to other markets in the

region. He sees the launch of UV Index as a sign that the paper is opening to new ideas. Meanwhile, there’s been a reshuffle in the small world of conservative Vermont media. Back in mid-April, Vermont Watchdog, a right-wing news site, suddenly shut down. At the same time, the commentary website True North Reports was struggling to provide enough content to keep readers engaged. And then, says ROBERT MAYNARD, True North’s longtime chief, “Someone approached True North Reports ownership and said, ‘Do you want to salvage something from this?’” The result: a shotgun wedding of sorts. True North Reports was rebooted with a much more newsy orientation. Maynard now serves as opinion editor. He says operational control is in the hands of managing editor BRUCE PARKER, a former Vermont Watchdog staffer. Maynard professes to be unaware of the finances behind the redesign and relaunch, although he does acknowledge the involvement of Burlington’s own archconservative mega-donor, the notoriously camera-shy LENORE BROUGHTON. She did not return a call seeking comment. Otherwise we remain in the dark because Parker, whose profession depends on people returning his calls, failed to respond to numerous requests for comment. Finally, a pair of Chittenden County weeklies has new leadership. In May, the Stowe Reporter Group, a collection of weekly Vermont newspapers, purchased the Shelburne News and The Citizen, which covers Charlotte and Hinesburg. It’s hired a new editor to replace the departed BOSTON NEARY and added an advertising manager. The editor is LISA SCAGLIOTTI, a former reporter for the Burlington Free Press who’s returning to journalism after a long break to raise a family. “She’s a great hire, an aggressive news hound,” says TOM KEARNEY, executive editor of the News and The Citizen and deputy managing editor for the Stowe Reporter, Waterbury Record and the News & Citizen of Morrisville. On the business side, the new staffer is WENDY EWING, “an experienced advertising representative in Chittenden County,” says Kearney. He cites the hires as evidence of the group’s commitment to their papers. “We believe in the power of local news to bring people in,” Kearney says. “That’s our wheelhouse.” !


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Emergency Department director Tom Rounds in a room outfitted for mental health patients at Rutland Regional Medical Center

some worry they’ll backfire. Rep. Anne Donahue (R-Northfield), a longtime mental health advocate, deems the investments “a very negative thing because they are institutionalizing bad, inappropriate delivery of care.” But, she conceded, “They’re probably a critically necessary thing because of the mess we have let our services become.” Even some hospital administrators say they’re concerned that reconfiguring their emergency rooms to accommodate these patients will make the status quo more palatable for policy leaders. “There is a danger that it will be convenient for various reasons to look at the hospitals’ emergency department modifications and say, ‘They have a plan; we don’t need a plan,’” said Dr. Robert Pierattini, chief of psychiatry at the University of Vermont Medical Center. The Burlington hospital is hiring 30 people to provide one-to-one supervision of patients, at least half of whom have psychiatric needs. That brings the

total number of patient-watchers to 78, a $3.8 million expense. The medical center has spent $310,000 on video equipment to monitor patients who aren’t suicidal but still need supervision. It plans to add new, separate pediatric and adult mental health spaces in the ER to give patients a calmer place to stay, with access to private showers and bathrooms. “It’s a stopgap measure,” said Pierattini. “We don’t have any choice but to keep people safe.” But, he pointed out, “Emergency departments will never be inpatient psychiatry units.” Ten psychiatric patients were in the UVMMC ER waiting for beds last Thursday, he said. Berlin’s Central Vermont Medical Center has already built what it calls a transitional care area for psychiatric patients — a secluded suite with three rooms painted with colors such as Bahamian blue and designed without fixtures that could be used in a suicide attempt. Two staff members keep watch




he space is painted a soothing sage green. There’s a chalkboard on the wall and a video camera on the ceiling. The door is designed so that no one can barricade it from inside. Every detail, down to the placement of the paper towels, is purposeful. It’s one of five new rooms in the Rutland Regional Medical Center’s emergency room built to accommodate a surge of patients arriving in psychiatric crisis. The $6 million ER expansion includes a shared common room with a TV and a cart stocked with checkers, chess and coloring books. Patients can watch Netflix on individual tablets. The hospital has hired “patient safety associates” and purchased 40 new cameras for monitoring purposes. Across Vermont, hospitals are making similar investments to cope with a major influx of patients that ERs were not designed to serve. They are spending millions to hire mental health specialists, hold staff trainings, purchase video monitoring technology and add new emergency room beds. It’s been nearly six years since Tropical Storm Irene destroyed the Vermont State Hospital, prompting officials to rebuild the mental health system with fewer treatment beds in institutions and a greater emphasis on community-based services. That transition coincided with a rise in demand for mental health treatment nationwide. The result has been overcrowded emergency rooms where psychiatric patients in crisis come for help — and sometimes wait for days on end to be transferred to a treatment center. The chaotic environment can put more stress on people grappling with mental illness. The Green Mountain Care Board is about to begin reviewing hospital budgets, an annual ritual during which the regulators scrutinize the revenue and expenses of the institutions to make sure they aren’t spending or billing excessively. Many of the state’s 14 hospitals are seeking to make major investments in emergency room mental health care in 2018. The Vermont Department of Mental Health has praised these efforts, but

from an adjacent observation room with a large window. When asked whether the new addition has been a success, Dr. Philip Brown, CVMC’s vice president of medical affairs, hesitated. “It’s been amazingly successful in two ways,” he said. Incidents in which a patient must be physically restrained or medically sedated are down 80 percent; staff injuries have been cut in half. On the other hand, Brown said, “We knew that if we built it, the numbers would go up.” As he predicted, the number of patients coming to the ER with mental health needs has “risen dramatically” since the transitional care area opened. More than 1,000 patients have stayed there during the year it’s been up and running. When Brown came to work on August 2, the ER housed eight “boarders,” the term for psychiatric patients awaiting a treatment bed. CVMC has trained more than 300 employees to manage distraught



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patients. It has assembled a team of 40 Paquin, executive director of Disability mental health professionals who are on Rights Vermont. His organization is call 24/7 to respond to the more serious floating a longer-term solution to keep crisis situations. people out of the ER: creating a place In documents filed with the Green with several homey rooms and support Mountain Care Board, the hospital re- staff to help people who are in crisis but ported that it has spent more than $1.4 don’t need emergency medical care. million on these efforts. “Crisis drives so much of what we do, Did administrators there have any so I can understand people’s concern,” concerns that building more emergency said Mental Health Commissioner room capacity would reduce the sense Melissa Bailey. She insisted state offiof urgency needed to address shortcom- cials won’t stop their efforts to improve ings elsewhere in the mental health mental health treatment in all setsystem? “It was certainly a question,” tings, noting that they’re exploring the Brown said. “But the fact of the matter concept proposed by Disability Rights is, we have a crisis.” Vermont. Even the state’s “Having hossmallest hospitals pitals have better are making investresources to manage ments. Earlier this people with mental year, 19-bed Grace health needs is not Cottage Hospital a bad thing,” Bailey in Townshend said. She added, converted a former “What [also] needs ER waiting room to happen is people into a “safe room” need to move to the for mental health next level of care ED PAQUIN patients and added more quickly.” a social worker to The Vermont legits staff. islature has ordered the department to Wilda White, executive director of come up with an interim plan to address the advocacy organization Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, sees some ben- the mental health system’s shortcomefits to the hospitals’ renovation efforts. ings by September and a comprehensive “We have a hospital system that has plan by December. Those proposals are so little regard for people with mental likely to carry a hefty price tag, making health needs that they didn’t even con- them a hard sell. Complicating the task, there’s not template their needs when they were even a consensus on what’s causing building their facilities,” she said. “To the problem. One camp echoes Bailey’s the extent that they’re trying to rectify that historical discrimination, it’s a good assertion that the real issue is getting thing.” But, she added, hospitals still people to move more rapidly from acute-care beds in treatment facilities need to focus more on training staff. She agreed with those who see a risk to less-intensive care; the other camp, of “normalizing a situation” in which which includes Pierattini, contends that patients stay in what she called “holding Vermont still needs more acute-care tanks” as they wait for treatment. beds. Donahue, the state legislator, worries Pierattini offered a metaphor for the about the unintended effects of segre- situation hospitals find themselves in: gating mental health patients in the ER, “Imagine a community that lost its firewhich she likened to “putting this huge truck, and all of the townspeople go out flashing neon sign on people’s foreheads and buy a bucket in case there’s a fire. saying ‘psychiatric patient.’” That’s what’s happening. We’re buying “I think that creating new spaces in buckets.” emergency departments is not addressing the underlying problem,” said Ed Contact:


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A Policy Wonk Lands in a Swirling Political Storm B Y T ER R I HA LLEN BEC K

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evenings immersed in debate about building setbacks. There was a time when Mace thought she would parlay her interest in public policy into a political career. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2009, she envisioned a future run for statewide office. In 2014, friends encouraged her to enroll in the inaugural class of Emerge Vermont, a program that prepares young Democratic women to campaign for office. Fresh off those lessons, the Pennsylvania native ran for city council in her adopted hometown in 2015. Looking at the roster of Winooski council candidates, she found only white men seeking to represent a diverse community known for its immigrant population. The only woman, deputy mayor Sally Tipson, was leaving the council. “To have an all-male, all-white city council just doesn’t seem right,” Mace said. Now in her second two-year term, Mace said she finds the council focused on policy and refreshingly devoid of politics. She’s established a reputation for asking insightful questions that hold city officials accountable, according to Winooski Mayor Seth Leonard. “She shows up well prepared,” Leonard said. “She’ll put her hands on the table and say, ‘I want to make sure we have thought about this.’” Mace described protecting the city from gentrification as the issue most important to her. That was on display in June, as the council prepared to vote on new zoning regulations. Mace had pored through a thick packet of information and found nothing to ensure that Winooski maintained sufficient affordable housing, a topic the council had discussed earlier. “I flipped,” she said. A video recording of the June 17 meeting shows Mace raising her hand and asserting that the council wanted to ensure the continued availability of affordable housing in the city. Fellow councilors nodded in agreement. The council went on to create a housing commission and, separately, Mace said she is looking forward to the results of a gentrification study. “Flipped”? Not so much, said Leonard. “I have yet to see what I would call Nicole ‘flipping,’” the mayor joked. Her colleagues agreed, saying that Mace has a talent for quickly absorbing information and articulating her point — without losing her cool.





hen Nicole Mace was 3 years old, according to family lore, her mother found her at a neighbor’s house discussing the Iran hostage crisis with a friend’s parents. In eighth grade, she submitted a science fair project on how depletion of the ozone layer affected plant life. Her father questioned her assumptions about the issue’s scientific significance. She didn’t give in. “My parents were always good at giving me opportunities to present a case, to engage in adult conversation and challenge me,” said Mace, who turns 40 on Friday. “I think I always had opinions.” That ability to stand her ground in debate came in handy this year. As executive director of the Vermont School Boards Association, Mace landed at the center of the most controversial issue faced by the state legislature this session. With her knack for articulating difficult arguments, Mace played chief defender of a plan to shift Vermont teachers to a statewide health insurance contract to save taxpayers money. In the process, the young lawyer found herself at odds with close friends, mentors and former political allies. Mace, who considers herself a solid Democrat, came under attack from the teachers’ union and its supporters. She was accused of locking arms with Republican Gov. Phil Scott to advance Wisconsin-style, union-busting tactics. “It was really hard for me to have conversations with people I consider friends,” she said. “It’s no fun thinking you are a reviled person.” Lesson learned: Politics is brutal. But public policy? She didn’t lose her thirst for that. Mace, who sports a nose piercing, hoop earrings and a hip hairdo, is a selfdescribed nerd willing to banter about virtually any issue — education, affordable housing, zoning, you name it — at the drop of a hat. “I think public policy matters,” Mace said. “I’m interested in policy conversations that are informed by information and data, that are pragmatic and deliver the greatest benefits.” The divorced mother of a 6-year-old daughter, Mace has plenty on her plate. In addition to her day job, she gets a hefty dose of public policy as a Winooski city councilor. She is the sort of person who considers it rewarding to spend Monday

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“She’s direct and succinct,” said Katherine “Deac” Decarreau, a former Winooski city manager. “You never doubt what she means.” “Nicole is one of the smartest people I know,” said Steve Dale, who preceded her as VSBA executive director. “She’s extremely articulate.” At the Statehouse this year, those attributes helped land her in a difficult position. It fell to Mace, who became VSBA executive director in September 2015, to explain and defend the proposed changes to teacher health insurance, a plan that quickly became a political lightning rod. As the year started, she thought the biggest education issue was going to be a few tweaks to Act 46, the state’s twoyear-old school district consolidation law. Then Scott delivered a budget address in which he proposed to save $50

million by freezing all school budgets and requiring teachers to pay at least 20 percent of their health coverage. Mace’s first response, she said, was that the governor’s plan shouldn’t, and wouldn’t, pass the Democratic legislature. Her next thought was that some sort of education funding cuts would surely result — and that the VSBA should be ready. Her organization’s board of directors, working with the Vermont Superintendents Association, decided to support a proposal to return to taxpayers some of the savings from new, less-expensive teacher health insurance plans. The best way to ensure that happened, the board decided, was to enact a single statewide teacher health contract, removing health insurance from teachers’ locally negotiated benefits packages. Mace pitched the plan in February to


legislative leaders and the governor and she said there was interest. Months passed, however, without action. Democratic legislative leaders were unwilling to embrace an idea that the Vermont-National Education Association teachers’ union adamantly opposed. In late April, Scott finally saw the plan as his best option to push for cuts in education funding. Mace and Geo Honigford, the VSBA board president, stood alongside the governor at a press conference as he endorsed the proposal. When the media started asking questions, including how much school districts spend on health coverage, Scott quickly deferred to Mace. “Two hundred twenty million,” she replied without hesitation. Three times she stepped to the microphone to rattle off facts about the proposal and its impact, gesturing energetically with her hands. But Democratic lawmakers never signed on to the plan. “The politics NICOL E turned out to be far more explosive,” Mace said. “I didn’t think it was going to be a showdown between the Republican governor and Democratic legislature.” Lacking agreement — and without the VSBA at the table — lawmakers and the governor ended up simply cutting $13 million in school spending, leaving boards to figure out where to find the savings. Mace conceded that the VSBA might have been better off had it never offered the health savings idea at all. But because of her efforts, the issue remains on the agenda. Later this month, a commission is scheduled to convene to more thoroughly explore whether a statewide health contract would be beneficial. Mace’s organization will be at the table. As the VSBA’s representative in the Statehouse, though, Mace has taken the brunt of criticism for the plan. Opponents described it as an attack on collective bargaining rights, which call for workers to negotiate directly with their employer. “The buck stops with the executive director,” said Jack Bryar, a school board member from Grafton who strongly disagreed with the VSBA’s health care proposal. Martha Allen, president of the Vermont-NEA, accused Mace of betraying her Democratic roots. “She’s really basically put a target on us under the guise of saving taxpayers money,” Allen said. “Her behavior is contradictory to what Emerge stands for.”

Honigford defended his executive director. “It was not Nicole Mace doing it,” he said. “It was the board saying, ‘This needs to be done’ and Nicole carrying it out.” Mace said she willingly went to bat for the statewide health contract proposal. Teacher contract negotiations have stayed the same for decades, she said, even as teachers’ jobs have changed. “If we’re not open to thinking about how business gets done, I don’t think we’re serving Vermonters,” Mace said. Still, she added, the criticism was hard to take. Mace started her career as a paraeducator at Essex High School, clerked at the Vermont-NEA after law school and said she is committed to the pursuit of education equality. The VSBA’s stance put her at odds not only with former colleagues, but also with close friends. Senate Majority Leader Becca Balint (D-Windham) was an Emerge Vermont classMACE mate. The two women bonded over a shared enthusiasm for education policy. But Balint adamantly contends that a statewide teacher health contract would be an assault on educators’ labor rights. “We had a few tense conversations in the Statehouse,” Balint said. “It was acknowledged on both our parts [that] it wasn’t going to be comfortable for either of us to have lunch or a drink together.” Both said they expect their friendship to survive. Less likely to survive, however, are the statewide political ambitions Mace once had. “You see what happens when people stick their neck out,” she said. “Things can get nasty and personal, and that can be a real detriment for people to run for public office.” Mace, instead, is focused on her work at VSBA. She spoke fondly of traveling the state during the last two years, talking to school board members about Act 46 — a technical and controversial subject. “I can sort of nerd out on the policy issues,” Mace said. She’s excited about creating a video to explain Vermont’s complex education funding formula. And, of course, she expects to take part in continued discussions about teacher health insurance. For now, that’s enough. “I think I could be a politician,” she said. “I’m not sure I want to.” !




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conversation about the future of the organization. The park district currently owns 18 parks in Burlington, Winooski, Williston, Essex, Jericho, South Burlington and Colchester. Its holdings include the well-worn paths that encircle Colchester Pond, the lawns and gardens of the Ethan Allen Homestead and the protected Heineburg Wetlands alongside Route 127 in Burlington. This year’s WVPD budget is $346,000 and covers staff salaries, trail and building maintenance, and educational programs. Instead of having to maintain separate parks departments, explained executive director Nick Warner, member communities benefit by sharing the costs. Those towns fund about 80 percent of the WVPD budget. They make annual contributions determined by a formula that takes into account the value of a town’s grand list and the size of its population — in other words, whoever can pay the most gets the biggest bill.

In 2017, Burlington contributed more than $97,000, while the smallest municipality, Jericho, paid about $11,000. There are no fees to use the parks, which are open to the public. Grants and donations from organizations and foundations fund land purchases. Twenty percent of the park district’s budget comes from an assortment of sources: fee-for-service work in other town parks, an outdoor education summer camp, land rented to farmers, and garden space leased to the Association of Africans Living in Vermont and the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties. The Forest School, a preschool, also pays rent to use a classroom on the homestead. “We’re a lean organization that runs a lean operation,” said Warner, 59, who joined the park district three years ago after nearly a decade in Burlington’s Community and Economic Development Office. According to Warner, WVPD may be unique in the country. Technically a







arlier this year, Williston town manager Rick McGuire gave the Winooski Valley Park District an ultimatum: Lower our annual fee or we’re out. Williston pays more than $30,000 a year to the regional organization that was founded three decades ago to create public parks in Vermont’s fastest-growing county. By its own calculation, Williston is getting a raw deal: Of the 1,750 acres WVPD owns and manages, only eight acres of the Muddy Brook Wetlands Reserve fall within the town’s borders. Unless the park district changes its funding formula, McGuire said, Williston taxpayers could vote to opt out of the conservation organization that counts seven Chittenden County municipalities as members. Last January, the selectboard decided to put the question to residents in March 2018, figuring it’s “the only way to gain any leverage in the situation,” as McGuire phrased it. As a result of Williston’s threat, the WVPD is trying to start a community

Nick Warner on a wetlands trail at the Ethan Allen Homestead

union municipal district — able to contract with other towns like a municipality — it is also a nonprofit. A board of trustees with a representative from each member town oversees operations. “It’s a good model,” said Katherine “Deac” Decarreau, a former Winooski city manager whom the district hired last spring as a temporary strategy consultant. But, she added, “It’s got to grow and change constantly to stay effective.” Each fall, Warner pitches the member towns at selectboard meetings, pleading for their annual contributions. Historically, they have opened their checkbooks. Until now. There’s a “pretty lively debate,” according to South Burlington town manager Kevin Dorn, about whether towns with limited or no district parkland, such as Williston and Winooski, should be held to the same funding formula as a town like Colchester, which has more than 1,100 acres of parks maintained by WVPD. Williston officials have complained for almost 10 years, according to McGuire. The town’s 2018 fee of nearly $32,000 is a tiny fraction of Williston’s $10 million budget, but residents pay a lot per capita because of high property values on the town’s grand list, he said. For a short time, the WVPD did free maintenance on the 12 miles of townowned trails in Williston — as a form of compensation. But in 2012, it stopped that service on grounds it wasn’t fair to the other towns. “In recent years, the Winooski Valley Park District has been burdened by conflicting expectations” is how Sonja Schuyler, chair of the park district board, explained the decision. Williston does “still support that regional vision” of the WVPD, assured town conservation planner Melinda Scott, predicting that the town and district would come to an agreement before next March — which would obviate the public vote. “If the WVPD wants the town to stay, I think they’ll be able to figure out how to adjust their funding,” Scott said. It doesn’t have much choice. The WVPD has no taxing authority and, therefore, little leverage. If a town decides to skip payments, as Winooski has


done in the past, there’s no real recourse, according to Warner. “Even when Winooski was flat broke, you could still walk across the bridge and go fishing at Salmon Hole,” he said. In 2015, South Burlington faced “budget pressures,” according to Dorn. The city never paid its full annual fee — about $50,000 — but did resume payments the following year, he added. What residents want from the park district and what they’re willing to pay varies from town to town, Decarreau explained. “The towns, despite being really close, are all really different,” she said. “Everyone has their own issues they’re trying to solve. They don’t overlap until it’s, ‘How do we pay for it?’” WVPD is asking that question, too. This summer, the park district contracted with the Castleton Polling Institute to survey the public on issues such as park usage and the value placed on land conservation. The online survey, which is ongoing, also asked about potential


hike, cross-country ski, watch wildlife and picnic. Its preservation efforts are focused on obtaining “high level conservation assets” such as riparian habitats, wildlife corridors, and habitats of rare and endangered species, said Warner. The effort dates back to 1970, when lawmakers approved Act 250, the state’s land use and development law, to slow an unprecedented development boom. “There was a legitimate fear that Vermont was going to be hacked into pieces and overdeveloped,” Warner said. Two years later, five communities — Burlington, Winooski, Colchester, Essex and Williston — teamed up to conserve land along the verdant Winooski River corridor, which meanders its way northwest through Chittenden County to Lake Champlain. The towns petitioned the legislature to create a joint organization and the WVPD was born. In 1974, the organization made its first purchase — 135 acres of the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington’s Intervale, now home to its current staff headquarters. One by one over the next two decades, surrounding

SAME FUNDING FORMULA AS A TOWN LIKE COLCHESTER, WHICH HAS MORE THAN 1,100 ACRES OF PARKS. funding alternatives for the district, including donations and user fees. Warner has explored various ways to raise cash. Last September, for instance, South Burlington paid the park district $12,000 to take over management and improvements at Red Rocks and Wheeler Nature parks. “They have the expertise, and we don’t have the capacity to do it,” said city manager Dorn. WVPD oversees varied types of terrain that offer people opportunities to

towns voted to become regular paying members. Williston and Jericho, the last towns to opt in, didn’t officially join until 1987. Today, three full-time park district staffers operate out of an old chicken coop-turned-garage-turned-office that looks out across the 284 acres of community gardens, walking trails, a caretaker’s cottage, and the farmhouse once owned by Vermont state founder and Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen. The WVPD is still growing its holdings. The newest park facilities are at the Wolcott Family Natural Area in Colchester, and there’s a green space behind the Bayberry Commons development in South Burlington. Three other acquisitions are also in process, Warner said, though he declined to elaborate. None of them, he added, are in Williston. More land would likely mean a bigger budget next year for an organization already grappling with funding uncertainty. To fix that, Warner said, “We want to make sure the decision we make lasts for generations.” ! Contact:



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proposal to UVM in response to the request for proposals. But with only two months, financing is difficult to arrange, she said. “We don’t really know what the great rush is.” UVM anticipates opposition, Corredera acknowledged in his statement. “While we understand that there may be concerns about the development of the parcel, UVM has included among its selection criteria for developers and development projects: amenities, demonstrated history of stewardship and community interest, and positive benefits for UVM, the City of South Burlington, and the region,” he wrote. UVM officials have had preliminary conversations with the City of South

Burlington about a zoning change, but no formal request has been submitted, said Paul Conner, city planning and zoning director. The change would first go to the city planning commission for deliberation. The city council would have the final say. The request for proposals allows for a range of scenarios, including immediate sale of the property as is or making a sale contingent on zoning and permits for housing. UVM has owned most of the property since the early 1960s. Conner noted that the parcels are significant. “Between the two of them, it’s a large piece of land.”



gardens. The sale would not include the farm or gardens. The Martin Tract is zoned to allow up to four residential units per acre. In a statement August 2, UVM communications director Enrique Corredera said “the university must examine continuously its allocation of resources and make adjustments in favor of expenditures that most closely align with its core mission of educating students.” The statement went on to say that the sale could help add “needed housing” in Chittenden County. Some South Burlington residents are already raising concerns about the potential development. At a city council meeting in July, South Burlington Land Trust president Sarah Dopp expressed reservations about the sale and the lack of communication from UVM. The RFP “just dropped out of the sky” and surprised people, Dopp told Seven Days. The trust is hoping to partner with like-minded organizations and submit a conservation


The University of Vermont wants to sell off 44 acres of prime real estate it owns in South Burlington — to earn some revenue and to enable housing to be built on the property. Developers have until August 18 to respond to a request for proposals that UVM issued June 20. The land is south of Interstate 189, near the intersection of Spear and Swift streets. The solicitation seeks a buyer “with the intention of developing housing that will be made available to the community.” The undeveloped parcels are about 1.5 miles from the campus, near the East Woods natural area. One parcel, identified as the Edlund South Tract, is 33.9 acres. The sloping stretch of woodland on the west side of Spear Street runs close to Interstate 189 and Potash Brook at its northern end. It’s zoned institutional-agricultural. The second parcel, the Martin Tract, is a 10-acre stretch of mostly cleared land on the north side of Swift Street, across from the UVM Wheelock Farm and community

Vermont Cops to Increase Patrols After Nine Roadway Deaths Vermont drivers can expect increased traffic patrols after nine people died in motor vehicle collisions across the state in a four-day span, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Tom Anderson said that the “startling” spate of fatal wrecks demonstrates the dangers of distracted driving and failing to wear a seatbelt. Seven of the nine people killed were not wearing a seatbelt, officials said, including four young people who died Monday morning on Route 22A in Bridport. Officials said their Volkswagen Beetle crossed the centerline and slammed head-on into a pickup truck. It’s too early in the various investigations to determine whether drivers were distracted or under the influence, authorities said. Both the Vermont State Police and local police departments will step up traffic

patrols in the coming days, according to Public Safety Commissioner Tom Anderson speaking at Tuesday’s press conference Anderson, who acknowledged that their impact will be limited. “What you’re going to Anderson stopped short, at least for now, see is increased visibility,” Anderson said. of calling for legislators to change the penalty. “That will have an effect, but probably a “I don’t know if this is a matter of new short-term effect. We’ll do our part ... but laws or enforcement of existing laws,” he this is the responsibility of every driver.” said. “It’s not going to be the be-all, end-all Thus far in 2017, some 57 percent of to change drivers’ behavior. It’s going to people killed in Vermont traffic collisions be the decisions of each Vermonter to say, were not wearing seatbelts, state police Lt. ‘I’m going to buckle up and make sure my John Flannigan said. That rate is slightly passengers are.’” higher than in prior years. Colchester Police Chief Jennifer Police did not release an updated tally Morrison, representing the Vermont of traffic deaths this year. Association of Chiefs of Police, said Officials noted that Vermont, unlike her group planned to discuss seatbelt some states, does not consider failing to laws during its meeting scheduled for wear a seatbelt a “primary offense.” Instead, Wednesday. it’s enforceable as a so-called “secondary ofOfficials said they were unsure if the fense” — punishable by a $25 fine — only if a recent rash of fatal collisions was a random driver is pulled over for another infraction. series of events or the beginning of a trend.

“I don’t know if it’s predictive of what’s going to happen going forward,” Anderson said. In addition to the Bridport wreck, Vermont State Police said the fatalities included a 26-year-old man who slammed into a tree Sunday evening off of Interstate 91 in Springfield, a 38-year-old passenger killed last Friday night in a onecar wreck in South Royalton, a 57-year-old man found Monday pinned under an ATV in Andover, a 51-year-old driver who died Monday morning in a one-car crash on I-89 in Milton, and a 36-year-old man whose vehicle collided Monday with a dump truck in Brownington.



lifelines OBITUARIES

Ryan Campbell 1980-2016, HUNTINGTON

Ryan established an alternative lifestyle while strategizing how to reach the next tree branch of life as he challenged authority — both his own and that of others. Wearing flip-flops and sunglasses no matter which season. Preferring to sleep on the floor when softer places were available. Always aware of his footprints as days passed. Each day held the promise of making progress.  He began to develop a dislike of frozen winters. They encouraged him to travel and explore warmer climates. He developed attachments to the California coast and the island of Maui. He returned to Vermont each spring recharged.  He has passed from our lives, leaving his younger brother, Colin; his mother, Ellie; relatives; friends; and others to carry within us some of his spirit, as many memories as we can hold, his laughter and his creative lifestyle.  Please join us at All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne, Vt., on Sunday, September 10, 2017, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. as we gather to create a remembrance and celebration of Ryan’s life. Bring your memories, stories and pictures to share! Refreshments will be available.




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He was a teacher and coach at Grand Isle and Winooski schools. He was an avid collector of toy trains, milk bottles, pinball machines and friends. He played the accordion for many birthday parties and was an enthusiastic golfer, achieving a hole in one. He loved eating at Papa Frank’s and baking for his friends and family. He organized the Winooski Dollars for Scholars Train Show for 23 years, raising money for student scholarships as a way to “pay it forward” for the opportunity he was given to attend college. He is predeceased by his father, mother and brother Joe. He is survived by his cosmic life partner, Barb Pitfido, and her son Max; sons John P. (Daniela) and Andrew (Andrea); sister Kathy (Gene) and brother Jerry (Renee); grandsons Max and Alex; nephew Jerry Jr. (Kristy); nieces Emily (Eric), Abigail (Josh) and Andrea (Doug); grandnephews RJ, Mike, Frankie and Oliver; grandniece Abbie; and cousins Theresa (John) and Sister Christopher. John will be greatly missed by the many friends he made in his lifetime from Westfield, St. Michael’s College, and Grand Isle and Winooski school districts, the Winooski Senior Center, Burlington Meals on Wheels, golf tournaments, local and national Train Associations and shows, and everywhere he went. John had a special gift for making connections with people. Special thanks to the staff of Joy Drive Dialysis, the VNA Respite House and Home Health Nursing, the University of Vermont Cancer Center, Palliative Care, and Shepardson 4 Oncology for their kindness and compassion during John’s illness. According to John’s wishes, a celebration of life will be arranged at a later date. Donations in John’s name may be made to Dollars for Scholars Programs in Westfield or Winooski. John asks that you consider blood and organ donations as a way to leave a legacy and offer a second chance to return loved ones to their family, friends and communities.


Ryan Campbell, 36, passed on in December 2016 while on his land in Huntington, Vt. Ryan was born in Concord, N.H., on November 27, 1980. He and his younger brother, Colin, were raised in Rumney, N.H., as children and continued life growing up in Chittenden County, Vt., living in Richmond and Jericho. Ryan graduated from Mount Mansfield Union High School in 1999.  Through all phases of his life, Ryan displayed fondness for animals and people alike. He enjoyed outdoor activities in all seasons, including sledding, skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, and spending time in rivers and lakes with his family and friends.  Following high school, Ryan spent time working and playing in several western mountain states. He returned to Vermont with a plan to pursue his knowledge of and passion for cars at Vermont Tech, graduating in 2006. He immersed himself in tinkering with vehicles and continued his mechanical training while absorbing information from those more experienced than he.  He began seeking land on which he could settle and discovered a piece which suited his nature and his lifestyle. Here he could develop his own manner of living while collecting desired items. His unique mentality influenced his beliefs, ingenuity, physical strength and talents while living sparsely.


Zambian Teen Tours With Vermont’s Circus Smirkus B Y KY MELYA SA R I



hen Zambian circus artist Patrick Chikoloma does a back flip or strikes a pose on a Chinese pole in front of an enraptured audience, he isn’t just defying gravity. He’s also proving skeptics wrong. Chikoloma, 18, grew up in Chibolya Township, a slum in the Zambian capital, Lusaka. “If you come from Chibolya, no one believes in you,” said Chikoloma in an audition video that he submitted to CIRCUS SMIRKUS last December. “My target is to kill the bad name of Chibolya using circus as a tool.” Since July, Chikoloma has been touring New England as a member of the Greensboro-based youth circus’ annual Big Top Tour, along with 29 other performers. To cap off their twomonth travels, the circus artists will perform eight shows in Montpelier and Greensboro next week. The first-ever sub-Saharan African member of the tour, Chikoloma performs acts on the Chinese pole and does


Patrick Chikoloma

Chikoloma first visited the U.S. last summer as part of an exchange program between students of the VAN LODOSTOV FAMILY CIRCUS in Hartford, Vt., and Circus Zambia. The latter group was founded by

banquine, acrobatics and hand balancing. “This is my greatest opportunity,” he said in a phone interview after a show in St. Johnsbury last month. “It’s my first time living a true circus life.”

his cousin, Gift Chansa, who accompanied him on the exchange trip. Chansa started the nonprofit Circus Zambia in 2014 to equip vulnerable youth in Chibolya with circus and life skills, as well as to offer them educational and employment opportunities. “We grew up in a notorious compound,” said Chansa in a Skype interview from his residence in Lusaka. “It was considered to be dangerous ... a lot of criminality [and] drugs.” Chansa, 26, became interested in acrobatics as a young boy and was introduced to circus arts in 2011. He has performed in China, Europe and the U.S. “Whenever we go somewhere, we try to bring our identity as Zambians,” Chansa continued. The performers do this by wearing costumes made from chitenge, a colorful garment, similar to a sarong, that is often worn by women in Zambia. Circus Zambia members train with rudimentary equipment. They share one gymnastics mat and practice acrobatics by jumping off of old truck tires. But when the kids see the fruits of hours spent practicing juggling and acrobatics, it instills in them a work ethic and sense of purpose, Chansa said. “Young people think this is the only way they can get out of the ghetto.” When Chikoloma and Chansa visited the Upper Valley last year, they put on several shows, including one

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ermont’s newest maker space, THE MINT in Rutland, has been active since January, but it’s hosting a grand-opening celebration this Saturday, August 12. The event coincides with the third annual Rutland Mini Maker Faire, also in the Mint’s quarters on Quality Lane. A maker space is a communal workshop in which people who, well, make things pay a fee to access space, tools and equipment for their projects. The experience also enables makers to share ideas, collaborate and generally enhance creativity and entrepreneurship. Currently, the Mint has 30 members, eight of whom are on the operations committee, says KAREN MCCALLA. The Mill River Union High School librarian is a member of that volunteer group, which runs the day-to-day affairs of the space. McCalla says that when the Mint had its soft opening in January, only operations committee members and others tangentially involved were able to access




A glimpse inside the electronics lab of the Mint

the equipment. In March, it opened to the public. Now, managers of the space want to broaden its reach. The Mint was formerly called the Greater Rutland Makerspace. North Clarendon entrepreneur PETE GILE, coowner of Two Bad Cats, which manufactures farm equipment, coffee racks and boot warmers, initiated the concept in Rutland.

“Our small business had [metalworking] equipment that was not being used very often,” Gile says, “and sometimes we let other people use it anyways. So, after hearing about what the GENERATOR in Burlington was doing, we thought about opening it up to the public.” Support from the Rutland Economic Development Corporation took that concept to the next level. Lyle Jepson, executive director of REDC and dean of entrepreneurial programs at Castleton University, says a tour of the Generator gave him some ideas about how to support startups. “We immediately saw the opportunity that shared tools provide to people,” Jepson says, “but it was even more than that. It was the interaction we saw between entrepreneurs helping each other with ideas.” Jepson and Gile launched the first Rutland Mini Maker Faire in 2015 “to determine if there was interest in a maker space,” Jepson says, “and immediately,

there was.” So REDC donated 8,000 square feet in one of its buildings for just that purpose. Similarly, REDC is covering the Mint’s lease for three years, as well as utilities for two years. “There’s no way we could have made this happen if we needed to be paying rent from the first month,” says McCalla. The Mint also received $50,000 via REDC from a fund established by the 2012 merger of Green Mountain Power and Central Vermont Public Service. That money has helped to outfit and upgrade the space. Currently, the Mint houses a metal shop — donated by Two Bad Cats — a woodshop, electronics lab, studio spaces and a 3D printer. Organizers plan to add a laser cutter, pottery studio, jewelry-making tools, sewing equipment and more. Even in the organization’s early stages, McCalla says, members have surprised her with their projects. “We have a


at the Circus Smirkus barn. “They appreciates circus arts. “They undergave [Chikoloma] a standing ovation,” stand how much effort you put in; they Chansa recalled. The teen caught the cheer for you.” eye of Circus Smirkus founder ROB Most Zambians still associate circus with juju, or witchcraft, Chansa conMERMIN and executive director ED LECLAIR, who both encouraged him to audition tinued. To dismantle that perception, for the Big Top Tour. Circus Zambia members avoid wearing When Chikoloma got accepted, his masks. Instead, they typically wear coshost family and friends in the Upper tumes made from chitenge and perform Valley organized at churches. When bake sales and people see the perdonated money to formances, they help him return to realize that “it’s the U.S. and perjust talent,” not form with Circus juju, Chansa said. Smirkus. So far, After the Big PATRICK CHIKOLOMA the experience has Top Tour ends, been “good” and Chikoloma will “fun,” said Chikoloma. In his free time, he return to Zambia for a short rest before goes swimming with his new friends and leaving for Japan to participate in the enjoys Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Awaji Art Circus festival. Despite his The reception that Chikoloma re- jet-setting lifestyle, Chikoloma plans to ceives in the U.S. has been very differ- make good on his promise to impart his ent from the one he’s used to at home. new skills to his fellow Circus Zambia “You’re so great,” “You’re fearless” and members. “The skills that I learned,” he “You almost gave me a heart attack” said, “I’ll go back and teach.” ! are just some of the comments the teen said he has heard from audience Contact: members. In Zambia, by contrast, Chikoloma INFO said, “After performing, you’d hear comCircus Smirkus Big Top Tour, Wednesday ments like ‘You’re going to break your through Friday, August 16 to 18, at Montpelier neck; stop doing that.’” High School; and Sunday, August 20, at Circus While “circus is new in Zambia,” Smirkus Barn in Greensboro. Shows all days he noted, the American audience 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. $16-22.





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The Mint aims to reach a broad demographic. “Educators and students, also small businesses [and] entrepreneur folks, and artists,” McCalla cites. “There’s a nice synergy of purpose between artists and innovators, and hobbyists who like to tinker around.” Part of the goal, she continues, is to try “to integrate all those groups. Someone who’s coming at a project from the perspective of an artist is coming at it differently than an engineer, so, when we bring those groups together, we get interesting results.” BILL KUKER, a software developer and president of the Mint’s board of directors, confirms that sentiment. “I’ve seen firsthand what happens when you take a bunch of smart, talented and driven people and put them in a confined space with the tools and resources they need,” he says. “Eventually, after the arguing dies down, amazing things happen.” !

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McCalla says it’s exciting “watching people get fired up about all the things they could make.” That includes Fire Technologies International, a Killingtonbased business interested in designing a new kind of valve to control water flow on fire trucks. “Their vice president of engineering has been using our printer to print a prototype,” McCalla notes, adding that having a physical model is useful when pitching investors.







member who works with sound design and recordings,” she says. “He has all the equipment [for post-production sound processing], but not a rack [to hold it].” So, using the computer-controlled CNC router, he built his own.







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SOUTH END GETS NEW SCULPTURE PARK Last fall, the tangle of trees in front of the building that houses Great Harvest Bread and SPEAKING VOLUMES on Burlington’s Pine Street was unceremoniously cleared from the grounds. A mess of torn roots, plastic liners and a few limp plants remained. But over the past few months, a brandnew mini park has sprung up in its place. The SOUTH END ART PARK was a collaboration of WAGNER HODGSON LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, the SOUTH END ARTS AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATION and property owner JAMES UNSWORTH. Although it’s still a work-in-progress, the finished park will feature outdoor sculptures by TYLER VENDITUOLI and KEN MILLS. The official ribbon cutting happens on Wednesday, August 16. Unsworth says the catalyst for the makeover was the overgrown state of the previous park area. “None of us — and much of the community — thought the existing park was very welcoming. It was isolated from the street with very limited visibility,” he observes. “Some have told me they thought the seclusion

was dangerous. The apple trees that were originally planted had a very low canopy, and tall people … had a hard time enjoying [it].” Landscape architect JEFF HODGSON echoes that sentiment. “The previous park was more residential in design,” he says, “and had become very overgrown to where people didn’t really feel safe in it.” Hodgson notes that the new park was designed to “be flexible and able to accommodate events such as Art Hop [and] be spillover space for patrons of local businesses and for residents.” The team is still putting finishing touches on the park. “Keith [Wagner] and I designed and built three custom eight-foot-long steel and wood benches that we just installed last Saturday,” Hodgson continues. “They will eventually have LED lighting underneath them that will put out a soft glow at night.” As for the foliage, Hodgson says the team saved “a beautiful fern leaf beech tree. It was completely hidden in the overgrowth and can now really shine.”

They also planted honey locust trees. Hodgson explains that particular specimen “can survive urban conditions and [has] the perfect form and canopy for urban spaces, providing light, dappled shades; [and has] small leaves that tend to disappear into the grass in the fall and not require much maintenance.” That likely will be a relief for everyone involved in upkeep of the park. “In the past, it has been a combination of SEABA, Unsworth Properties and various volunteers,” Unsworth says. Those parties will continue their efforts to keep the park looking tidy. In addition to a pleasant green area, passersby can expect to see public art at the site. “The sculptures are due to be installed in the next couple of weeks,” Hodgson says. Brooks says his organization “will look at rotating sculpture in the coming years, with SEABA of course curating the work.” Mills says his work is “quite abstract and more of a site-specific piece. In my mind, it relates to the industrial evolution of Pine Street and potential ecological

implications, although it’s open for anyone’s interpretation.” As for Vendituoli, he’s known for more figurative outdoor sculptures, such as the school of fish in front of ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain and the large animals he has constructed for past SOUTH END ART HOP celebrations. No doubt he’ll provide an eye-catching piece of metalwork for the art park. SADIE WILLIAMS


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I was wondering if you could settle a dispute I’m having with a charming young lady. She insists that men, on average, think about sex every six seconds. Thinking about sex ten times every minute just seems a bit much to me. Dubious, no? — Luke Robertson, Massachusetts course of a week. Assuming this guy ever managed to get any sleep, that’s something like one sex thought every two and a half minutes, and he’s at the very top of the reported range. I think we can call this dispute settled. How often did everyone else think about sex, though? Let’s slow down a little first and consider some conceptual and methodological considerations here. For starters, what do we mean by men and women anyway? The OSU researchers reported that all in all (i.e., including control groups; see below) their subjects included 163 female and 120 male students, 96.1 percent of whom self-identified as heterosexual. Were any of them transgender? The authors don’t say, but one could argue that the very existence of people who identify as something other than the gender they were assigned at birth would seem to complicate any firm binary pronouncements about what “men” and “women” think about.

And then there’s the issue of how you get people to monitor their own thoughts without inherently skewing the numbers. On this topic I refer you to Fyodor Dostoevsky, who wrote: “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.” This is actually a methodological problem in psychology, named after Dostoevsky’s challenge — the “white bear problem,” also called “ironic process theory.” Strictly, the concept applies to thoughts you’re trying to avoid, but the OSU authors acknowledged that simply toting a golf counter around may have effectively reminded the subjects to think about sex more often than they otherwise might. In short, I suspect the actual answer, to the extent there is one, may be the least interesting part of the how-often question. In the interest of keeping the customer satisfied, though, here’s what the study found:

in the regularity with which men and women think about getting horizontal. What might account for that? There’s the possibility, for instance, of research subjects complying with cultural stereotypes about sexthought-frequency, or that men might simply feel more comfortable than women in discussing sexual cogitation — an idea that won’t sound crazy to any woman who’s ever walked past a construction site. (But again, that’s the apparent point of the every-X-seconds claim under review: providing scientificsounding cover for guys’ gross behavior. Hey, we just can’t help it!) However, in the control groups counting food and sleep thoughts, the men scored higher, too. The researchers suggested these recurring splits could indicate men and women are conceptualizing thoughts differently: “Perhaps men have a lower threshold for the labeling or recognition of cognition.” Yep, we’re down to thinking about how people think about thoughts, which reminds me of someone who once questioned what the definition of “is” is. Bill Clinton, man — now there’s a guy who could skew a study like this.


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ix seconds, seven, eleven — some version of the “men think about sex every X seconds” claim has been kicking around forever. The intended takeaway, clearly, is that human males are just naturally hornier than the females, but nobody knows where the alleged stat came from, and anyway all evidence suggests it’s bunk. The most recent wisdom we have on this subject comes via a 2012 paper from Ohio State University, where researchers equipped 163 students, men and women, with golf counters — you know, the kind where you click a button to advance the number display — and asked them to tally how often they thought about nooky. (These devices are also known as “stroke counters,” a point that for some unimaginable reason the authors left out of their paper.) The most prolific sexthinker in the group, a male subject, recorded an average of 388 amorous musings a day over the

The women reported rates of one to 140 sexual thoughts per day, with an average of 18.6. The men, meanwhile, showed both higher numbers and greater variability — their rates ranged between one and (as mentioned) 388 thoughts a day, with an average of 34.2. For men that’s a sex thought every waking half hour, roughly, compared to once every 55 minutes for women. We might note that 163 kids with clickers isn’t many — a far smaller sample than (e.g.) a survey conducted in 1973 where 4,420 people were asked whether they’d thought about sex in the previous five minutes. (Results? For respondents 25 and under, 52 percent of men and 29 percent of women answered in the affirmative.) Rather than rely on subjects’ notoriously unreliable memory, though, OSU researchers thought real-time recording might improve accuracy. They also had control groups count their thoughts about food and sleep, to make sure men weren’t just generally more in touch with their various physical needs. Anyways, their findings tracked with earlier work insofar as it did identify a difference

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“That makes sense,” I said. “It’s why, to this day, there are Braves fans all over the country.” “Well, I am truly a mega-fan. I’ve been to the Braves fantasy camp a few times. They hold it at the stadium of their minor league affiliate in Orlando.”

a camp. Not only that, but some people develop friendships with the ex-players. Like, I’ve become friends with Dale Murphy, who was my childhood idol.” “That’s so cool. I remember Dale Murphy. He was a star for the Braves in the ’80s into the ’90s.”


THE QUINTESSENTIAL AMERICAN PASTIME. “Oh, man — I’m so jealous! I’ve heard of these fantasy camps. It’s where you train and play ball with retired major league players, right? Tell me, what was it like?” “It’s as awesome as you can imagine. You’re treated like a real major leaguer, with a regulation uniform and equipment and locker in the actual locker room. And the ex-players and coaches really spend a lot of time with you. It’s really a dream come true.” “I’ve heard it cost a pretty penny to attend.” “Don’t ask, man,” he said with a chuckle. “My wife has been super indulgent. She knows how much it means to me. Truth is, I’m always one of the few blue-collar guys at the camp. Most of the participants have big bucks. Like, last year, my locker mate was the No. 3 guy at Disney! So you can only imagine.” “I bet you develop a real bond with all the people in the camp,” I said. “You sure do. One of the guys we just dropped at the Sheraton I actually met at

“That’s right. He should be in the Hall of Fame, but that’s another story. I first met him about 10 years ago at a signing event. I made sure I was last in line so we’d be able to talk. I told him that my wife was pregnant and, if it was a boy, we’d name him “Murphy” after him. He thought that was just great and said, ‘Well, let’s hope for a boy, then.’” “So, was the baby a boy?” “He sure was. Murph is now 9 years old and he’s a good little ball player. Last year, he came to the last day of the camp with me in Orlando and, at the end, when everyone was saying their goodbyes, we walked up to Dale and he said, ‘Don’t tell me. This has got to be Murphy.’ “We all laughed together. I then asked him if he’d be willing to throw the ball around in the outfield with me and my son. He said he’d love to. My wife took a video, and I don’t mind telling you some tears were coming out of my eyes as we played catch — me, Murph and Dale Murphy. Who says there’s no crying in baseball?”

I knew in my bones the meaning that day held for Greg. My father and uncles were Brooklyn Dodgers fans. I grew up a New York Mets fan. Now, living in Vermont, I’m all about the Boston Red Sox. When you grow up playing, watching and loving baseball, it takes on an emotional and mythological dimension in your consciousness. Other sports may have surpassed it in popularity, but nothing tugs at the heartstrings like the quintessential American pastime. Greg’s home was in the far reaches of Jericho, up a long, steep road that turned to dirt as we ascended. “I always think of this as the typical Vermont road,” he said. “There’s $450,000 homes alongside — well, check it out — there’s a ramshackle trailer. Don’t you love it?” As we pulled into Greg’s driveway, I smiled and said, “It looks like Sunday is going to be a beautiful day. Any plans, I wonder? I mean, after breakfast with your friends?” My question was a hanging curve ball, right down the center of the plate. Sure enough, Greg chuckled, swung and hit it out of the park. “Yup, as a matter of fact, I do have plans, Jernigan: baseball with Murph.” ! All these stories are true, though names and locations may be altered to protect privacy.



n route to the Sheraton, I said to the four folks in my taxi, “Let me take a wild guess — you guys are Brewfesters?” It was the weekend of the Vermont Brewers Festival, the annual whale of an event at Burlington’s Waterfront Park in which seemingly the whole town — including tourists — wanders around buzzed for 48 hours. “How’d you guess?” the man in the shotgun seat responded with a laugh. He was a burly, gregarious guy with graying hair enhanced by a slender rattail. The phenomenon of the rattail (along with its beefier cousin, the mullet) peaked in the flamboyant ’80s and had largely disappeared by the late ’90s. A bold choice for 2017, I thought. I dig his style. “After we drop my friends at the hotel, would you have the time to take me home to Jericho?” the man asked. “Yeah, sure thing,” I replied. At the Sheraton, plans were made for the group to hook up for breakfast before the three out-of-towners left the city. As I waited at the light for the left back onto Williston Road, the Jericho guy introduced himself with, “I’m Greg.” “Nice to meet you, Greg. I’m Jernigan,” I reciprocated as we shook hands. I noticed he was wearing an official Atlanta Braves jersey and asked, “So, you’re a Braves fan. Are you originally from the South?” “No, I actually grew up in Barre. We were, I believe, the first Vermont community to get cable TV, and that meant we got TBS, which broadcast every Braves home game. So, I became a fan from early childhood.”

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omen make better pilots than men, or so contends Doug Smith. He ought to know. Smith, 68, is cofounder of the Vermont Flight Academy and program director of Vermont Technical College’s professional pilot technology program in Williston. He’s been flying since he was 7 years old and spent decades as an international airline pilot, flight instructor and examiner. In his view, female students tend to be more cautious, methodical, detail oriented and able to multitask than males. Be that as it may, aviation remains a male-dominated profession and hobby; fewer than 6 percent of airline and commercial pilots nationally are female, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Women in aviation may be few, but they figure prominently at all levels of the flying community in Vermont. In Vermont Technical College’s professional pilot technology program, the only fulltime professor, Robin Guillian, is a woman, as is one in four of her flight instructors. Of the incoming freshman class, five of the 22 are female, which is well above the national average. Wanting to hear their stories, we profiled eight local female pilots involved in a range of different forms of aviation: academic, commercial, military and general. While none of the women echoed Smith’s bold claim, many agreed with his assessment. Some said they had to work twice as hard as their male counterparts in flight school just to be treated as equals. Others suggested that, lacking testosterone and a male ego, women are typically more levelheaded in the air, especially when the unexpected occurs. Among the gender stereotypes women tend to encounter in aviation is the notion that professional flying isn’t a good fit for potential moms. Yet almost all the pilots interviewed for this story are mothers or plan to be. At least one flew professionally through two pregnancies, at times nursing her infant in the cockpit of a commercial airliner before takeoff. And, unlike in many other professions, male and female commercial pilots enjoy equal pay. Collectively, these eight women have flown to every continent but Antarctica — and one, Kathy Daily, has landed at the North Pole twice. They’ve piloted an array of aircraft, from a glider to an F-16, a World War I-era Sopwith Camel to a Boeing 767. Would Smith’s assessment of the female advantage in the cockpit withstand scientific scrutiny? Hard to say. Regardless, Vermont women are soaring in aviation, so we met some of them and went aboard for the ride.

Shirley Chevalier TOWN: Colchester PROFESSION: Pilot/photographer, FliRite Aviation custom aerial photography FAVORITE AIRCRAFT: 1959 American Champion

Shirley Chevalier dipped a wing on her ’59 American Champion and took the single-engine plane into a sharp, banking dive toward a grassy airstrip on Lake Champlain’s Savage Island. As the tiny two-seater approached the private isle, halfway between New York and Vermont, it shuddered in a sudden crosswind. Chevalier pulled up on the stick and aborted the first landing attempt, then the second. “Well, that was kind of squirrelly,” Chevalier announced matter-of-factly, as we regained altitude and headed back toward Burlington International Airport. That’s where Chevalier’s business, FliRite Aviation, is headquartered. You don’t log 40 safe years as a professional pilot without having a healthy respect for sketchy wind conditions. At 75, after four decades as a professional pilot and aerial photographer, Chevalier exudes a childlike joy of flying. But she wasn’t always happy in the air. In 1978, a commercial pilot invited Chevalier, who worked for an airport car-rental agency, on a short “freight hop” to Portland, Maine. “So, off we go into the wild blue yonder, and he really tried to impress me,” Chevalier recalled. “And he did, because when we got to about 3,000 feet, he shut the engine off. I’ve never been so frightened in my life.”

Upon landing, Chevalier slammed the plane door and announced, “I will never get in one of those damn things again as long as I live!” Chevalier eventually overcame her fear of flying. She moved from renting cars to working as an airport tour guide to earning her pilot’s license. In 1984, she bought her current plane


TOWN: South Burlington PROFESSION: Retired FAVORITE AIRCRAFT: Cessna 185. “It’s a workhorse.”

Hope Riehle and Dawn Hazelett


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began competing in air races — again, at Ted’s urging. Riehle flew the plane, and Hazelett chose their routes, departure times and stops based on weather conditions. “Dawn was just a great person to fly with. We were really compatible and had a lot of laughs,” Riehle recalled. Riehle and Hazelett’s first competition was the 1965 New England Air Race, which left from Burlington. The two women convinced Burlington carrier Northern Airways to sponsor them. They dressed alike for their inaugural race, which involved logging flight times, fuel consumption and arrivals at predetermined landmarks and intervals.


“Two area homemakers will take off on their first leg of a 2,573-mile transcontinental air race from Fresno, Calif., to Atlantic City, N.J.” That quote appears in a yellowed newspaper clipping from July 4, 1966. Hope Riehle spread it out on a coffee table in her townhouse, along with a handful of old photos. The news story reported on Riehle’s participation in the 18th annual All-Woman Transcontinental Air Race, aka the Powder Puff Derby. Despite the race’s cutesy moniker, the women aviators who flew their single-engine planes across the country in 10 days, without cellphones or GPS systems, were no shrinking violets. Like many women of her generation, Riehle, now 84, took up flying in her twenties because her husband at the time, Ted Riehle — the former South Burlington lawmaker who was instrumental in Vermont’s billboard ban — was into it. “He was the pilot and had a plane and wanted me to fly. So I did the dutiful wife thing,” the Boston native recalled. “It took me a while to enjoy it.” By 29, she’d earned her pilot’s license. Riehle’s most common cockpit companion was longtime friend and fellow pilot Dawn Hazelett. The latter joined Riehle as navigator when the pair


Shirley Chevalier on a sea plane in 1981

Hope Riehle

After the win, Riehle said, “we sort of got the bug.” Riehle and Hazelett didn’t fare as well in the ’66 Powder Puff Derby, finishing in the middle of 50-odd competitors. But they went on to compete again before finishing dead last in a New Jersey-to-Nassau air race. Riehle attributed their poor showing to fierce headwinds. “We retired after that one,” she said. From then on, Riehle flew strictly for pleasure, ferrying family and friends to Lake Champlain’s Savage Island, which the Riehle family owns; or making vacation trips to Florida and Haiti. “Dawn and I were the only [female] pilots around here who flew in those years,” Riehle said. “People still say to me today, ‘Oh, my God! You flew a plane?’ Yeah. ‘Wasn’t that scary?’ No.” Actually, Riehle did recount one white-knuckle moment during takeoff from BTV in 1966. Several days earlier, she and Hazelett had traveled to Wichita, Kan., to pick up a new Cessna 185 that Ted had just purchased. The seller neglected to inform Riehle about a knob in the cockpit that adjusted the rudder trim. Whenever she took off, the plane pulled left, and she had trouble reaching the right rudder pedal to compensate. When Riehle arrived back at BTV, Ted suggested his wife fly the first leg of their planned trip to Florida that day. As the plane lifted off, Riehle recalled, it immediately veered hard left — straight toward the Burlington control tower. “Ted was saying, ‘Give it rudder! Give it rudder!’” Riehle remembered. “I said, ‘You give it rudder! Your legs are longer!’” Riehle hasn’t kept her license current and doesn’t own a plane anymore, having sold her last one after she and Ted divorced. “It was an expensive toy,” she noted, “and something had to go.” Hazelett, Riehle’s longtime copilot, died on October 14, 2015, a week shy of her 93rd birthday. Riehle still enjoys going flying with friends and family and occasionally takes the wheel to, as she put it, “bore holes in the sky.”


for $7,000 and launched FliRite Aviation, her aerial photography business. Chevalier has since outfitted the wings with vortex generators that lower the plane’s stall speed, allowing her to fly low and slow enough to capture hard-to-get images. Fully reconditioned, the plane contains more than $20,000 worth of digital tools. Today, virtually everyone at the airport recognizes Chevalier and her immaculate, red-andwhite aircraft adorned with hearts. As she explained, “I just thought, If it’s going to be a lady’s airplane, it should look like a lady’s airplane.” On her final approach to BTV, Chevalier radioed the tower that she planned to do a fly-by over the Colchester Costco to photograph new construction for a client. As she circled overhead, Chevalier opened the window, poked her camera outside and fired off a dozen shots, all the while steering the plane with the stick between her knees. After she touched down on the runway, the air traffic controller, in a rare burst of radio banter, remarked, “Champ 99 Echo, after two years in Burlington, I finally know where Costco is now.” Chevalier smiled as she taxied back to her hangar and said, “Those guys just think I’m the cat’s meow!”

Jennifer Davis flying into Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Jennifer Davis TOWN: Johnson PROFESSION: Aviation operations

manager, Vermont Agency of Transportation FAVORITE AIRCRAFT: Pawnee glider tow plane. “I love seaplanes. You get to fly and be on the water at the same time.”





Despite Jennifer Davis’ managerial job, she’s not shy about getting her hands dirty. Or wading waist-deep into Lake Champlain to launch a floatplane, as she did recently on a rocky beach in Grand Isle. Davis and a group of fellow pilots were launching Doug Smith’s Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser. The three-passenger floatplane was being readied for Aero Camp, a summer program, held last week, that teaches 12- to 17-year-olds how to fly various aircraft, including floatplanes and gliders. Davis’ interest in getting young people, especially girls, up in the air reflects her own youthful start in aviation. The 32-year-old Johnson native learned to fly at 14 at the Morrisville-Stowe State Airport. There, she bartered for glider lessons

Beth Schiller TOWN: Essex, N.Y. PROFESSION: Nurse practitioner and executive director,

Champlain Medical Urgent Care, South Burlington


FAVORITE AIRCRAFT: Cessna 170. “It’s like a sports car.”

Beth Schiller can lay claim to the most scenic commute in Vermont — and possibly the shortest. Though she lives

in Essex, N.Y., an hour-plus drive and ferry ride from her workplace in South Burlington, most mornings Schiller

by helping out around the airfield, hooking up gliders, tending towlines and doing other assorted chores. After high school, Davis attended Dowling College on Long Island to learn to fly engine planes, then earned a master’s degree in aviation management. She prefers flying to a desk job, she said, but wanted other options because “as a pilot, you always have to think what’s going to happen if someday you don’t pass the medical or … you just don’t want that lifestyle anymore.” Back in Vermont, Davis landed a job with Heritage Aviation, flying twin-engine turboprops out of Burlington. When the charter company hit financial turbulence in 2012

makes the trip by air in just nine minutes. As she put it, “If I can see Burlington, I can fly there.” Schiller, 53, is a nurse practitioner at Champlain Medical Urgent Care, which is owned by her and her husband, Josh Schwartzberg. An osteopathic physician and pilot, Schwartzberg is also a senior aviation examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration, ensuring that pilots are medically fit to fly. Schiller became a pilot in 1999 after Schwartzberg flew her to Québec on a cold February day. On the return flight, Schiller recalled, she wondered what she’d do if her husband — 18 years her senior — suddenly suffered a heart attack. “I figured I’d better learn how to fly,” she said. “I began that April and was finished by August.” Today, the couple typically commutes to work by plane three to five days a week, year round, weather permitting. (They don’t fly in icy conditions or high winds.) They take off in one of their two planes from a grass strip in Essex and fly to BTV, where they keep a car for the short drive to work. Because their house is at the same altitude as Burlington,

and laid off all its pilots, Davis took a position at Cape Air in Hyannis, Mass. She said that piloting Cessna 402s around northern New England for nearly three years gave her invaluable experience flying in bad weather. Soon she was splitting her time between summers on the Cape and winters in the Caribbean. “It was terrible,” she joked. As a female in a male-dominated field, Davis said, she hasn’t endured much gender discrimination on the job, but it does happen occasionally. “As a professional pilot, there were certainly days when I’d get the comment ‘Are you the pilot? Isn’t there anyone else?’” she recalled. Ironically,

Beth Schiller flying her Cessna 170

Schiller said, it’s easy to navigate without instruments, even with low clouds. Sometimes, she’ll just follow Route 7 south to Ferry Road in Charlotte and then hop across the lake. Schiller doesn’t have many scary midflight experiences to report. Some winters, her pitot tube, which calculates the plane’s airspeed, has frozen up. Otherwise, she said, “no big horror stories.” Still, rural aviation presents inherent hazards. Two weeks ago, Schiller was


those comments most often came from middle-aged women. “I’ve been overlooked for positions before because they didn’t want a female pilot,” Davis added. Typically, those jobs entailed flying the owner of a company around in his private plane. “You hear through the grapevine that they didn’t want a girl in their club.” On the positive side, Davis said she’s met a lot of interesting people through aviation, including her fiancé, who’s also a professional pilot. In the air, Davis noted, she’s been incredibly fortunate, having experienced no major mishaps aside from a blown piston on a glider tow plane during takeoff. “It doesn’t seem scary when it’s happening,” she said, “because you’re constantly training for emergencies.” Davis has been in her current job for a year and a half, with her flying mostly limited to gliders, seaplanes and instructional sessions. These days, she said, she most enjoys taking someone up in a floatplane for the first time and experiencing their sense of awe. “If you can be by the lake and see the Green Mountains in the background and fly airplanes all day — and get paid for it,” she said, “that’s not so bad.”

TOWN: Essex Junction PROFESSION: Flight instructor at

Vermont Technical College and former airline pilot FAVORITE AIRCRAFT: Boeing 757. “I love that grossly overpowered aircraft. It’s such a rocket ship!”

Jennifer Hoy with president George H.W. Bush, circa 1998

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Based at Washington Dulles International Airport, Hoy flew a Jetstream 41, a 29-seat turboprop “puddle jumper” that she called “an absolute blast to fly, but not super-comfortable for the passengers in the back.” After that company went bankrupt and became Independence Air, Hoy “moved to the right seat,” i.e., became a first officer, on an Airbus A319. That job took her all over the world. Hoy was pregnant with her first child while flying to and from Kuwait and Qatar.


Growing up, Jennifer Hoy never considered a career as a commercial airline pilot — though not because of her gender. The Essex Junction native, now 47, said she just never knew any pilots. After Hoy graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in English and economics, a family friend suggested she enlist in the Vermont Air National Guard. Having just seen the film Top Gun, Hoy was intrigued by the idea of flying fighter jets but ultimately didn’t qualify — she lacked perfect 20/20 vision. Still interested in flying, she decided to earn her private pilot’s license at the Franklin County State Airport in Highgate. In the 1990s, Hoy attended FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Fla., where she flew six days a week, earning every type of “rating,” or equipment-specific FAA certification, that she could. Soon she was working for the academy as an instructor and teaching aerobatics. Then Hoy got a call from a friend who flew for Charter Fleet International, a now-defunct charter

“I was walking around there during Ramadan, and I was pregnant and … not wearing a burqa,” she recalled. “You get a lot of interesting looks from people.” Flying in Kuwait in the mid-2000s posed a unique aviation challenge, Hoy said. Because the flight path comes in over Iraq, she had to stay above 18,000 feet to avoid getting hit by rocket-propelled grenades. The final approach required a steady downward spiral from 18,000 feet to the airport. In flight school, Hoy said, whenever students got their written tests back, all her male colleagues wanted to know her grade. She had to perform at a higher level just to gain their respect, she recalled. Even after earning the captain’s chair, Hoy occasionally caught flack from male pilots. “I’d be flying along and make a radio call, and someone would pipe in and say, ‘Oh, another empty kitchen,’” she recalled. “Some girls are deterred by that. I don’t let it bother me.” Despite such challenges, Hoy said that being a pilot is an amazing career for young women or men. Though she hopes to get hired soon by a regional or major carrier, she pointed out that aviation offers other ways to fly for a living — for the FAA, cargo carriers, pipeline companies, law enforcement or utility companies. “There’s nothing better than flying,” Hoy concluded. “It’s great looking down on the rat race below and knowing I’m not in it.”


about to land at home when she spotted her neighbor’s sheep dog sprawled in the middle of the airstrip. “I texted [my neighbor], ‘Dog on runway. Want to land.’ And then ‘Landed. Dog coming toward airplane.’” Fortunately for pilot and pooch, the incident ended uneventfully. Schiller’s most poignant flight story involves not her flying but her caregiving. In June 2012, she had a 17-year-old patient, Grace Emery, with end-stage cancer. One day, she offered to take the girl flying and asked where she wanted to go. “Then she told me her bucket list,” Schiller recalled. Emery wanted to meet Buddy Valastro from the TV show “Cake Boss,” then see a Broadway play and take a carriage ride in Central Park. Schiller reached out to Don Ingham, director of flight operations for PC Construction in South Burlington, which donated a jet and pilots to fly Schiller, Emery and her family to New York City to fulfill her bucket list. “All three we did in 24 hours,” Schiller noted. “She died 24 hours later. It was amazing.”

Jennifer Hoy

company based in West Palm Beach, Fla. It wasn’t the higher pay that attracted her, she recalled, so much as the opportunity to travel. From 1998 until 2006, Hoy worked as a pilot for Atlantic Coast Airlines, a regional carrier that’s since gone under. As she joked, “You’re never a true airline pilot until you’ve been furloughed or your company goes bankrupt.”

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Robin Guillian TOWN: Williston PROFESSION: Assistant professor and flight instructor,

Vermont Technical College professional pilot technology program FAVORITE AIRCRAFT: Douglas DC-3. “It’s just a beast. It’s huge!

Really old and cool.”


Kathy “Rocky” Daily TOWN: Hinesburg PROFESSION: Aerobatics instructor,

Vermont Flight Academy FAVORITE AIRCRAFT: Three-engine Douglas

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If a filmmaker sought a female Indiana Jones-like character to inspire an actionadventure film, Kathy Daily would fit the bill. In 40-plus years, the Williston native has flown more than 75 different aircraft to places even the most adventurous tourists never see. Daily’s aviation adventures began at 22. Shortly after graduating from flight school, she landed a job as a Jill-of-all-trades at the airport on Martha’s Vineyard. One day, while she was practicing aggressive stalls and recoveries, her plane went into an unrecoverable flat spin, fell 2,500 feet and crashed in the ocean. Daily and her passenger survived by swimming to a buoy, where a passing vessel rescued them. The accident busted up her face, knocked out teeth and left her with internal injuries. In 1982 and ’84, under contract to the U.S. Navy, Daily flew New Zealand paratroopers to the North Pole to deploy beacons for tracking Russian submarines beneath the ice. Next, she spent five summers flying in Coors Light-sponsored airshows. Her plane: the BD-5, the world’s smallest jet and, at the time, one of only five in the world. Daily and two fellow pilots flew at 300 miles per hour within three feet of each other while performing precision maneuvers. Though she never looked at her wingman, she said, she could feel his presence midflight when his plane sidled up beside hers. “That was a wonderful part of my flying life,” Daily recalled. “The camaraderie you

International Airport). Intrigued by the skills flying required — hand-eye coordination, multitasking, thinking on the fly — she shifted gears from window trims to airplane trims.

Robin Guillian on Swiftsure Glacier in Alaska in May

“My dad was not in,” she noted. Why not? As she recalled him remarking, “‘Because girls don’t fly airplanes.’” Guillian’s mother had been a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines in the 1950s but was forced to quit when she got married; in those years, stewardesses had to be single. Even years later, when women finally moved into the cockpit, some airlines fired them if they got pregnant. MATTHEW THORSEN


DC-3. “There is no other airplane like it, or probably ever will be again.”

have with people when you do that kind of flying, there’s nothing else like it.” For four years in the late ’80s and early ’90s, Daily worked as a ferry pilot, flying other people’s planes from one destination to another. It’s inherently hazardous work, involving long flights carrying extra fuel tanks to minimize stops. Usually, the pilots have no history with the aircraft or knowledge of its maintenance record. Once, while ferrying a plane to Africa, Daily flew through a severe thunderstorm and lost control of the aircraft for several minutes. The plane was so battered it had to be scrapped when she landed. On another occasion, while Daily and a fellow pilot were ferrying two planes across Africa, her companion suffered a fuel-feed problem and feared he’d run out. Despite their repeated distress calls, the Nigerians refused to grant them permission to land. They did anyway. “It was that or crash-land in the ocean,” Daily recalled. They were placed under house arrest in Lagos until a bribe rectified the problem. “I bet that cost us $15,000 or $20,000 to get out,” she said. On a different overnight ferry flight, Daily was piloting a Cessna 210 over Mali when the plane caught fire with 300 gallons of fuel on board. She had improperly wired the satellite navigational system, which shorted out. With no electrical power, she had to repair the wires by hand in midair, using only a screwdriver and flashlight. Daily finally restored power, but, without navigational aids, she had to use dead reckoning to reach her destination of Abidjan, Ivory Coast. “It was a seriously unpleasant couple of hours,” she said. Now 65, Daily is finally slowing down — in her own way. She doesn’t own planes anymore; they got too expensive with her son in college. Instead, she’s taken up racing vintage motorcycles at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Though Daily still loves flying, “Motorcycles are at least as much fun,” she said, “for a lot less money.”

Robin Guillian might not have taken up flying if she’d been a better artist. After getting a D in a basic drawing class in college, she abandoned her first career choice: interior design. “I realized this might not be a lucrative line of work for me,” she joked. Ultimately, her course correction worked out. Guillian spent much of her youth earning type ratings on various aircraft and chasing professional flying opportunities around the world. Today, the 51-year-old is an assistant professor in Vermont Tech’s professional pilot technology program, where she’ll teach eight classes this fall. During the summers, Guillian is an Aero Camp flight instructor. She also spends time at her family’s second home in Homer, Alaska, flying floatplanes with her husband and kids. It was a single trip in a trainer in 1985 that piqued Guillian’s interest in flying. While attending community college in Washington, she took an introductory flight class at Seattle’s Boeing Field (King County


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there to say, ‘I am woman, hear me roar.’ I was there to be a part of the team.” Sexism didn’t cause Sherry’s most nervewracking experience in flight, though it probably didn’t help with the tense situation. She was mission commander on a nighttime training exercise with the Civil Air Patrol over the Mojave Desert. The pilot flying the Cessna 210 she was in had badly miscalculated their fuel-burn rate by not factoring in extra equipment they were carrying, leaving them dangerously low on fuel for the trip home. For 30 to 40 minutes, Sherry recalled, they weren’t sure they’d make it back, so she started looking for places to land.


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Major Terri “Glade” Sherry of the Vermont Air National Guard knew she wanted to be a pilot at age 6 after her father, who flew for the Canadian Armed Forces, took her flying. Two years later, she made up her mind she’d fly fighter jets. Now 38, the Prince Edward Island native immigrated to the United States when she was 7 and became a citizen at 17. Since then, Sherry has flown critical missions for the U.S. military, both in her favorite aircraft, the F-16, and with RPAs, or remotely piloted aircraft, aka military drones. Currently, she’s taking time to raise two young girls, but Sherry said she intends to resume her aviation career once they’re older. In 2004, Sherry was one of only two women out of some 400 students to complete the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. About 90 percent of its graduating aviators become fighter pilots. Sherry was one of them and spent five years flying the F-16, including on a yearlong deployment to the Korean peninsula. Sherry was the first female F-16 pilot to be stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base near Boise, Idaho. She described her presence there as “uncharted territory” for most of her male colleagues. “They thought I was there to change their world,” Sherry recalled. “It took several months for them to realize that I just wanted to fly like everybody else, do my best and serve my country. I wasn’t

Meanwhile, she said, the pilot began descending, a critical error. “When you’re flying, altitude is life,” Sherry explained. “Altitude gives you options. The more altitude you have when you lose an engine or something happens, the more time you have to troubleshoot and make decisions to avoid a crash.” Surprised that an older, experienced pilot would make such a bad decision, Sherry found herself calling the shots. “It was a very intense situation,” she said. “He was not comfortable with handling the emergency, so I felt like I had to fly his plane for him. Plus, he was an older gentleman who had limited experience, if any, flying with a female pilot — and a younger one at that.” Sherry had some of her most satisfying aviation experiences when she wasn’t in the plane she was flying. For five years, she remotely piloted the MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1 Predator in support missions for troops in Afghanistan, spotting improvised explosive devices and enemy combatants. For a time, she did so while pregnant, sitting in a chair in Las Vegas. Most days, Sherry stared at empty roads on her monitor, she said. But “there were a handful of times when I came out of there so thankful to be doing what I was doing, being in the right spot at the right time,” she went on. “A lot of mothers and fathers came home because I was there. That was a really rewarding feeling.” !


But Guillian was 22 and determined. She got her private pilot’s license in 1986, then drove to Florida to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach for commercial flight training. Being one of only two female aviation students wasn’t easy, she recalled, as sexism was still rampant in those days. “The leadership had a hard time with it,” she said. “They just didn’t know what to do with us.” Guillian graduated in the late ’80s, just as an airline industry slump was grounding many career opportunities. Undeterred, she went overseas to work as a civilian flight instructor at the U.S. Naval Station in Rota, Spain. Guillian loved Europe but heard that pilots could accumulate multiengine airtime in Africa. Having flown twin turboprops for sugar companies in Florida, she bought a one-way ticket to Kenya. She quickly realized the opportunities weren’t as advertised: The Kenyans wanted pilots to smuggle khat, a lucrative drug crop. “You could do a lot of flying if you were willing to do a lot of risky flying,” she said. “I was not.” In the 1990s, Guillian flew under contract for UNICEF, ferrying news crews into Mogadishu, Somalia. Eventually, she returned to the U.S. to fly corporate jets in Florida and Texas — until her employer went bankrupt after 9/11. Next, she worked at Aloha Airlines until that company went belly up in 2008. Guillian still sees challenges for women aviators, including the “family piece.” At Aloha, she lived and worked in Hawaii and flew home every night. Her husband, also an airline pilot, supported her decision to fly throughout her second pregnancy. When Aloha tried to cancel her health insurance and family leave after she delivered, Guillian challenged corporate management and won those benefits, not just for herself but for 22 other female employees. Until recently, entry-level salaries were low for commercial aviators. But in the past three years, Guillian noted, airlines have begun offering signing bonuses and tuition reimbursements; her students are getting hired at $60,000 or more before they even graduate. “It is booming, and it’s a good job again,” she said of flying. “For men and women.”


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acked to the wall of Sabra Field’s South Royalton printmaking studio is a small note that reads, “An artist is her own fault.” The quote from John O’Hara (modified from “his” to “her”) was given to Field by Vermont sculptor Kate Pond. The curious excerpt is a small, if sideways, gesture to the self-possession and fortitude that have helped Field, now 82, become not only a successful and multifaceted artist but a Vermont icon. Born in Oklahoma and raised in New York, Field graduated from Middlebury College in 1957 as the institution’s firstever art major. This summer, her alma mater commemorates the milestone with its second retrospective of her work, “Sabra Field, Now and Then: 1:14 PM A Retrospective,” at the Middlebury College Museum of Art. The exhibition includes several of the printmaker’s “greatest hits,” scenes that distill Vermont’s storied landscape and bucolic fantasies into visual archetypes. But it also offers a broad selection of work that fleshes out Field as a living, breathing, thinking and feeling artist. Exhibition text that she wrote in first person lends the show a rare intimacy. “[This retrospective] was an opportunity to show that there’s more than one side to my work,” Field said recently by phone. “If you ask the average person, they say, ‘Yeah, she does the mountains


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and the barns, doesn’t she?’ And I do, but that’s not all I do.” Those interpretations of the mountains and the barns made Field a household name, affording her the freedom to be a full-time artist. Field divorced her first husband in 1969 and relocated permanently from Connecticut to Vermont with her two sons and printing press in tow. She made her family’s home in the Tontine Building, a defunct 19thcentury tavern. In her retrospective, this era of upheaval corresponds to the woodcut portrait “Therefore Choose

Life,” in which a young Field sits before a window, beyond which lies a green field of alfalfa. In her thorough and thoughtful catalog essay, former Vermont Life editor Nancy Price Graff notes that Field “lived a life of surprising audacity” in those early days, and that “[her] career grew exponentially and quickly.” From the beginning, that growth was linked inextricably to Field’s ability to depict the local landscape as Vermonters wanted it to be seen. In 1975, the Vermont Bicentennial Commission exhibited one of her posters in Washington, D.C. Shortly after, Vermont Life began selling prints from her “Mountain Suite” series. Field found fans in former governors Madeleine Kunin and Howard Dean. According to Graff, the postage stamp Field designed for the state’s 1991 bicentennial became the most popular U.S. state stamp ever issued, at 60 million sold. “Most of my work sells for sentimental reasons,” Field said, “because it reminds people of home, wherever their home is.” In conversation, she described her work as a sort of inverse of that of another Vermont artist, Ivan Albright, who documented soldiers’ wounds in graphic detail during World War I. “That’s about as brutal as it gets,” she said. “I don’t care to go there.” Field has been roundly criticized for what some see as an aversion to depicting pain. In Bill Phillips’ awardwinning 2015 documentary Sabra: The Life & Work of Printmaker Sabra Field, Dartmouth College art history professor emeritus Robert L. McGrath declares, “That consoling pastoral image that Sabra Field offers is no doubt appealing to a great many people … but I would rather deal with actuality than some kind of ideality.” According to Phillips, reached by phone, Field was delighted to have that perspective included in the film. “Now we have a plot,” he said she told him. “A lot of what she does in her work is to remove things,” Phillips said, citing telephone poles and busted cars as examples. In one of his film’s most insightful moments, Field’s son Paul explains how his mother’s work succinctly captures


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of synchronicity. One summer when Spencer was being treated for esophageal cancer, the couple befriended a heron with a broken wing, also wounded. Field continues to work into her eighties. Currently, she is designing a suite of prints for the 200th anniversary of Norwich University. “The act of working is the most important thing to her,” Phillips said. “It was really bracing to see someone who was that dedicated.” When asked if the trajectory of her career has surprised her, Field said, “I don’t see [my career] as taking off so much as morphing from one phase into another. You have to remember that I look back on the bad old days when nobody cared and nobody came. There were a lot of them.” Even at her level of success, she acknowledged, a “downward path” is possible. “I promise not to do pornography,” she joked. “What can one say about Sabra Field’s work that has not already been said?” asks Saunders in the retrospective’s introductory text. Maybe nothing. Either way, Field continues to come into view as that rare bird: a groundbreaking artist who has managed to create a harmonious relationship between commercial success and her own creative life. !

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the emotional truth of a place, if not all of its physical ones. Field’s retrospective exhibit at Middlebury gently challenges assumptions about her work’s commercial limitations by revealing both a landscape of emotions and a heightened pursuit of spiritual themes. A cheerful announcement for her son Clay’s birth hangs beside a print of a small, naked boy falling, or flying, through a field of stars; Clay was killed in a car accident when he was 10 years old. On the other side of the gallery is “Floating Woman,” which Field considers a selfportrait. The large-scale spoonprinted work shows a naked woman beneath a white moon, apparently at the mercy of her blue landscape, which could be ocean, sky or both. “She’s experienced a number of tragedies,” museum director Richard Saunders said of Field by phone. “She deals with those quite directly. She’s a real Vermonter.” Recently, Field made prints to accompany a narrative poem by author and Middlebury College writer-in-residence Julia Alvarez for Where Do They Go?, a children’s book that addresses death. One concept that has been crucial to Field throughout her art practice is the “reflectaphor.” The word, she said, “has a meaning which I think is very precise: that objects that are totally different in real life may have a visual comparison, or a visual twin.” Her fixation on the concept is perhaps most pronounced in her “Cosmic Geometry” suite, which adorns the side of Middlebury College’s Wright Memorial Theatre in mural form. The work draws comparisons among four sets of four patterns, each occurring in seemingly disparate places, among them the shell of late Galápagos tortoise Lonesome George and the interior of the Pantheon. “Patterns repeat throughout the universe,” she noted, “like the spiral of your thumbprint to the structure of nebulae.” Field’s penchant for making poetic connections is not limited to the purely visual. She made “Heron,” for example, in collaboration with her late husband, Spencer. Field’s exhibition text explains that the image of the elegant bird arose from a particular instance



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as well, but nothing is more important to her than her family’s happiness. Married daughter Essie is in her eighth year of studying classical ballet. Her blindness to her own lack of talent is perhaps her best quality. We soon grow used to Essie’s inability to undertake the simplest task without adding an ill-advised arabesque or chassé. Kim Taff gives her just enough skill to allow her to keep dreaming, and enough awkwardness to earn big laughs. Essie’s husband, Ed (Jeffrey Todd Parrott, harnessing childlike intensity and comical exactitude), is a perfect match. Eager for absolutely anything life has to offer, he delivers Essie’s homemade candy and operates a small printing press in the dining room. Grandpa Vanderhof, who left his job 35 years earlier when it ceased to be fun, owns the house in which this large tribe rattles around and has devised its anchoring philosophy: You can’t take anything with you, so live the best life you can right now. Kenneth Kimmins delights by dusting just enough tartness over this avuncular figure. Visitors either fit right in or are knocked for a loop by the clan. An IRS tax investigator (Adam Cunningham, memorable for apoplectic fervor) can’t wait to explain the seriousness of tax evasion to Grandpa. But a former Russian grand duchess (Kathryn Markey, nicely preening) makes herself at home in the kitchen, churning out blintzes. Essie’s ballet teacher (the lively Gregory Ramos, master of the lofty head toss) is a Russian expatriate



t’s spring 1936 in New York City, and another optimistic day unfolds for patriarch Martin Vanderhof, his daughter Penelope, her husband, Paul Sycamore, and their grown children, Alice and Essie. Their extended family and friends fill a bustling household where Martin keeps pet snakes and Essie’s husband, Ed, plays the xylophone on a staircase landing. The eccentric family at the heart of You Can’t Take It With You is a comic lineup whose only challenge is the straitlaced world outside their utopian home. When they confront it, sparks fly. In the Saint Michael’s Playhouse production, a fine cast paints a very funny portrait of American idealism. Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for a comedy that floats perfectly between cute and crazy. The Vanderhof-Sycamore clan isn’t all that wholesome — Grandpa is a tax dodger, and nearly everyone avoids employment to produce hopelessly mediocre arts and crafts. Their self-absorption exceeds modern YOLO standards. But theirs is a loving, and lovable, family. Goggles pushed up on his forehead, Paul (Bill Carmichael, dotty yet dashing) arrives from the basement, where he’s been tinkering with his fireworks formula — a project that brings new meaning to trial and error. He has a Fourth of July deadline to meet. Penelope (Sarah Carleton, utterly charming as the household’s whirling dervish) writes plays prone to plot dead-ends that result in tall stacks of unfinished manuscripts. Her artistic ambitions extend to painting,

who would rather strip down to his tights and demonstrate an entrechat than tell Essie her dreams are doomed. The actress that Penelope recruits to read her plays is a dipsomaniac who passes out with the grandeur of a diva (Chris Caswell, immensely winning). The family’s hospitality knows no bounds: Their former iceman Mr. De Pinna (John Shuman, earnest and goofy) moved in years ago. Housekeeper Rheba (Lia-Shea Tillet, radiating infectious cheer) enthusiastically serves meals of corn flakes, while her beau, Donald (the sunny Maurice Chinnery), volunteers for chores and considers being on the dole a feather in his cap. Paul and Penelope’s daughter Alice (Jenny Berger, nicely aglow) is conventional by comparison. She has a job and a boyfriend, Tony Kirby (Adam Petherbridge, simply splendid teetering between his conformist upbringing and the twin romanticism of Alice’s family and Alice herself ). Tony’s parents are the rich, uptight antithesis of the Sycamores, and the families collide at a screwball dinner. When the Kirbys arrive in tuxedo and gown, their jaws drop. Wayne Tetrick is the picture of imperial stuffiness, and Brenda Pitmon is lovely as the socialite whose etiquette signals are lost on her hosts. The comedy bubbles like a fountain, thanks to the precision of 19 actors working as a team and the vision of director Catherine Doherty. Her clear directorial hand keeps all the plates spinning as the characters juggle simultaneous interactions, and she steers the viewer’s focus right where each new gag will bloom. Scenic designer Tim Case makes impressive use of the size of the St. Mike’s stage. A grand staircase, neatly detailed window seat and clever peeks at exterior city walls are bravura touches. Case adds captivating set decoration, including an Egyptian hieroglyph, nutty wallpaper and African masks, channeling the family’s spirit. From Mrs. Kirby’s sophisticated gray evening gown to the silly painter’s smock and beret Penelope dons, Tracey A. Sullivan’s costumes are vivid distillations of the characters. Lighting designer Anthony Pellecchia gives the house a nuanced realism and has some surprising tricks up his sleeve. Sound designer Joel Abbott transports us to the joyous dance music of the 1930s, and properties designer Jennifer Higgins assembles a dazzling array of bygone objects. The Depression was far from over in 1936, and comedy was lifesaving. Audiences of today must remember the hopes of the labor movement and forget that both World War II and a new relationship with Russia lie ahead. But no other temporal translation is necessary. Kaufman and Hart’s audacity in creating a loving family that’s unapologetically silly steals all the attention. The play’s only real demand is a mighty set and a big, zealous cast. This production showcases both and is a perfect example of what Saint Michael’s Playhouse does best. !



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inner of the Tony Award for best musical when it opened on Broadway in 1957, The Music Man is a crowd pleaser that plumbs a range of musical idioms, from syncopation to patter to marching bands to barbershop quartets. Meredith Willson wrote music, lyrics and book, and developed the story with Franklin Lacey. It was Willson’s first musical, and his playfulness shows in the concept and execution. Weston Playhouse brings out all the joy in this nostalgic yet satirical look at 1912 America. Director Malcolm Ewen leads a crack creative team and an energetic troupe of actors. The result is midsummer magic in song, dance and the visual bounty of great costumes and a dazzling set. Harold Hill is an unabashed swindler who’s come to fleece the folks of River City, Iowa. His scam is selling musical instruments and uniforms, promising to teach the kids to form a band. Harold hasn’t an ounce of musical training, and his plan is to skip town once he’s collected the money. Marian, the straitlaced librarian and piano teacher, is secretly onto him. The two fall in love in fits and starts, and if the outcome is obvious, the sight of a con artist telling the truth to his beloved and to himself is a neat little triumph. Harold is a charlatan but ends up doing a world of good. He brings harmony: The four-man school board does nothing but bicker until Hill sounds four notes on his pitch pipe to launch them off in close harmony as a barbershop quartet. Now they can’t stop singing, and how can they argue once they’re tuned to the bass? He brings confidence: Marian’s little brother, Winthrop, is shy and lisps; Harold inspires him to sing. The whole town grows prouder and happier as they imagine the band-to-be, and Harold’s smooth-talking aplomb rubs off on everyone. Willson’s playful approach to the music is epitomized in the pair of songs given as signatures to the lead characters. Harold’s “Seventy-Six Trombones” is sung at a crisp march tempo, while Marian’s “Goodnight, My Someone” is a dreamy waltz. The same melody is hidden in each; rhythm makes all the difference. As the characters realize they’re in love, they reprise these songs in counterpoint, and the audience can hear what the beat once masked. Willson’s final touch is to give Marian a few bars of Harold’s tune, and vice versa. It’s love as consonance. The show begins with “Rock Island,” a bravura piece of syncopation as eight traveling salesmen produce the rhythm of a train as they speak/sing about their work and how shysters like Harold Hill can ruin their territory. Weston’s virtuoso performers are seated but convey all the speed and sway of rail travel in a neatly choreographed scene.







instruments, he gets double duty from every band member. Hidden in the pit, the reed player juggles five different instruments, while the trumpet player fills in as needed. The rapid instrument swaps leave the audience hearing the big presence of a brass band with a fine sense of swing. Michael Raine’s choreography fills Weston’s stage with life and energy. Using surging lines that cross and re-cross on diagonals, he creates a bustling city for “Iowa Stubborn.” In “Marian the Librarian,” he gives the teenagers books to clap and toss as percussion, then inserts a book trolley to catalyze the action between flirtatious Harold and obstinate Marian. The scenic design by Howard C. Jones uses pinpoint details to evoke nine separate locations. The period touches include lavish bunting and replicas of advertising typography on town signs. Stuart Duke’s lighting design suggests mood and time of day with a wash on the scrim, while the color and direction of overall lighting gives fine spatial structure. Costume designer Kirche Leigh Zeile uses vivid color and rich detail to thrill an audience. From the smashing, flap-turned band coats to a flotilla of ladies’ dresses sailing down Main Street, Zeile paints a lively picture of 1912 fashion. A con man’s job is figuring out what people yearn for and tricking them into giving him something on their way to fulfilling their dreams on their own. Watching Harold Hill transform River City for both his gain and theirs is pure delight. !


INFO The Music Man, book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, directed by Malcolm Ewen, produced by Weston Playhouse. Through August 19: Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.; and Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m., Weston Playhouse. $25-67.


Willson builds songs out of a rote piano exercise (“Piano Lesson”) and a nonsense word that’s so fun to sing, it starts to make sense (“Shipoopi”). He sets a big number in a library, the place where everyone is shushed. And the show gives young children and teenagers major acting and singing roles; Weston’s young players Margo Potter, Sander Scott and Matthew Pitts are standouts. In his 30th year at Weston, David Bonanno is nonstop lovable as Harold Hill. With a straw boater tilted lazily on the back of his head, Bonanno overflows with the composure Harold needs to stay one jaunty step ahead of his marks. He’s truly tender with Marian, and those dark eyes peering out from eyebrows arched in innocence can fool, or woo, anyone. In the signature patter song “Trouble,” Bonanno simply wows; the con is sprung and the audience is as captivated as the townspeople. Marissa McGowan brings as much strength as sweetness to Marian. As written, the character is passive, but McGowan fills her with some fire and turns a mawkish love story into a courageous one. McGowan’s fine singing is expressive throughout, crowned with a lovely “Till There Was You.” As Marian’s wise mother, Cathy Newman radiates Irish wit and warmth. Dorothy Stanley leads a brigade of gossipy ladies, while Munson Hicks bloviates as her husband, the mayor. Musical director and keyboardist Larry Pressgrove makes a small 5-man pit band sound fully triple the size. After reducing orchestrations by featuring specific


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hen a real estate listing appeared for the building that occupies 118 Main and 7 School Streets in Montpelier, Vermont’s culinary community took note. The listing described a “landmark” investment where cash was flowing. With an asking price of $950,000, the property represented a “rare opportunity” to own a key piece of Vermont’s capital city. It’s an equally key piece of Vermont’s reputation as a foodie haven. The building is fully leased by the New England Culinary Institute (NECI), the once-thriving for-profit school that has made headlines in recent years — including in a 2014 Seven Days cover story — because of its struggles. Late last month, a new owner closed on the 16,000-square-foot building for an undisclosed sum. Chatting with Seven Days via phone last week, Milan Milasinovic, who took over as president of NECI in spring 2016, said he’d received a letter from the new owner’s attorney “saying that there’s been a change in ownership. The letter gave instructions on where to send the rent, but other than that,” he said, “I don’t know what’s going to happen.” He hoped the new landlord would “keep us in [the building],” he added, “but I don’t know.” When Milasinovic, who declined to give his age, joined the college, the lease was just one of the uncertainties swirling around the school, which had been struggling with declining enrollments and cash-flow issues for many years. “I guess I arrived here a minute before midnight,” Milasinovic said during an interview in June, seated in an undecorated second-floor office at NECI, “because they were just about to close [the school] last spring.” Tall and well groomed, NECI’s president was clad in a blue-black suit with subtle pinstripes. He carried himself with casual confidence, his polish a contrast with the drab, off-beige walls. A week or so earlier, the school had announced a merger with Lakewood, Ohio-based Virginia Marti College of Art and





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At New England Culinary Institute, culinary arts department chair Jim Birmingham usually works with young people. They arrive open-eyed, ready to lean in as he demonstrates how to cut a perfect, thin fillet of fish or whisk up a roux. But, during a months-long course at the White River Junction VA Medical Center that wrapped up in June, Birmingham had to adjust to a new kind of cook. “A lot of the cooks have been here 20, 30, 40 years,” he said, removing his tall paper chef’s hat to sit at a round table just off the VA kitchen. “So, they’re not as susceptible to training.” Birmingham first visited the VA in January, working to develop a program in collaboration with Nancy Romano, then food service and nutrition chief. Romano hoped to fund the program with a VA innovations grant, and the two designed it to help the VA’s cooks in White River improve their kitchen skills, prepare

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in Italy, Milasinovic worked in fashion merchandising and marketing for a decade. After earning a doctorate in business administration from Florida’s Nova Southeastern University in 2003, he entered academia. Since then, he has worked as faculty, department head and dean at various institutions, and developed graduate programs at LIM College of fashion and business in New York City and London’s European School of Economics. In 2015, Milasinovic took over operations of VMCAD as school founder Virginia Marti approached retirement. She wanted to hand the college to someone who could expand its programming in a way that would set it on sound financial footing, he said. Marti

nutritious food that tasted better and, ideally, advance their careers. When the expected grant fell through, NECI president Milan Milasinovic decided to provide the $38,000 worth of instruction and programming free of charge. Milasinovic’s wife is a VA physician; the couple’s two young children attend preschool at the VA campus in Manhattan where she works. “I was personally very interested in this because I think it’s a noble thing to do,” he told Seven Days in June. “We should really be taking better care of our veterans.” Each dish served at the VA must accommodate the myriad dietary needs of patients who might be suffering from high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, anemia, post-op infections or other conditions. Recipes are strictly regulated. Usually, adding a half-cup of sugar to liven up a dessert isn’t an option. “It surprised me how difficult it is to change a recipe,” Birmingham said. “You have to see if the nutrition works. Submit [it] to [the] dietitian. Then you have to


food+drink transferred school ownership to him earlier this year, though he wouldn’t specify whether he remains the sole owner. In a series of recent interviews with Seven Days, NECI’s new president described how he came to lead the Vermont school and restore it to financial health. He also outlined the plans — for curriculum, campus siting and more — that he believes will allow NECI to grow and thrive in today’s economy. SEVEN DAYS: How did you become involved with NECI? MILAN MILASINOVIC: One day a year and a half ago, our auditor [in Ohio] came in and said, “There is a school in Vermont that is having some financial issues.” He asked if I would be willing to come and take a look. So I did, and [it was] another challenge, and I like challenges. SD: So, you come to Vermont in the dead of winter, and here’s this school barely surviving at a time when culinary schools all over the country are closing. Why get involved? What opportunity did you see? MM: The opportunity was to turn around the school, to save the school. Personally, it’s my career. Succeeding in a venture like this goes far, and it gives me better skills and allows me to grow. And, at the end of the day, seeing students succeeding is a great thing. I’m not super driven by money — I didn’t receive any salary, not a penny here for [the first] year. I’m thinking of

going nonprofit with both of the schools in a few years. SD: Are you now one of the owners — or the owner — of NECI? MM: In education, if you want to merge two schools, that would basically give birth to a third school, which is impossible. So we presented this case as an acquisition. The Ohio-based school bought NECI. But it didn’t buy it like you would expect, with a stash of money or something like that. It bought it by incorporating a subsidiary in Vermont, which is 100 percent NECI. So NECI kept its identity, address, people, everything. The owner of the school is the [Ohio] college, VMCAD. But, in reality, it is a merger, because NECI probably has more resources than the other school, in terms of human resources and stuff like that. The other school is also small. SD: With this acquisition, was money transacted? MM: We were required by the Department of Education to exchange some money, but it’s symbolic. It is not really money. And the [Voigts] didn’t get any money out of it … They just retired. They were just happy that somebody saved the school. They have their retirement through us, but that’s a different thing.



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Under New Management « P.43 SD: What does this VMCAD-NECI merger mean for the schools’ operations and programs? MM: We are sharing finances, and people from NECI are managing Ohio-based finances and IT … On the other hand, we have liberal arts and business courses at the school of art and design, so we’re sharing the online courses with NECI students. NECI doesn’t have to design new courses and get new faculty, because it’s all already there. So, there are a lot of synergies. And, clearly, a lot of savings in sharing resources.

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SD: I read in another local news outlet that NECI was leaving Vermont. MM: The reporter who wrote that really rubbed me the wrong way — this whole thing about culinary programs in Cleveland, that’s our expansion. That’s in addition [to Vermont]. That’s not that NECI is moving. NECI is Vermont, and it will stay in Vermont. I like it here. The nature is beautiful, and Vermont’s whole-food branding is very strong. And NECI is a part of that. The brewers and the cheesemakers and the maple syrup — this place has a lot to offer.

SD: What kind of community would you like to land in? What kind of place would be best for your students? MM: We are working on a few approaches. One could be a farm, which could be in the middle of nowhere. We would plant crops, keep animals, with a lot of land. So we’re exploring that. It’s that or a city campus. If it’s a city campus, then, clearly, it would have to be where the city is. So, Montpelier or Burlington, something like that. But you understand, to build our own campus requires a lot of money, and we don’t have it. So it’s not an easy thing to do.

SD: Do you see the MBA program as a potential enrollment booster? MM: Enrollment [issues] hurt everybody right now, but I want to stay small. Right now, we have 200 to 250 students, including online students. Our plan is to grow back to maybe 350, and that’s all.

SD: What steps did you take to return NECI to profitability? MM: Turnaround is a comprehensive thing composed of many elements. One is to streamline processes, identify redundancies that waste resources, make them less expensive. NECI was filled with those processes. There was huge disorganization, processes not well designed and streamlined. So we put things together and reorganized teams of people. I brought in

SD: OK, how much did you spend on the lease? MM: $4.5 million. In 10 years. For two buildings that together are appraised for less than $2 million. So, in 10 years, we’ve paid double the value of the buildings.

SD: Have you looked at the Burlington College campus? MM: We have looked at Burlington College. The developer approached us and said he wanted NECI to be there, but the price was about $16 million to buy it. I don’t have that.

SD: How do you plan to do that? MM: The way to do that is by creating businesspeople with hands-on culinary and baking experience. I’m planning to elevate [the management program] to the MBA level. My next step would be to [create] an MBA in the food and beverage industry. That’s our plan for the next couple of years, and I think that’s going to set us apart. Plus, all of our programs are offered in residential and online [versions].

SD: And you can make the school’s finances work with those numbers? MM: Yeah, I can. I have to fix the restaurant [NECI on Main], and we’re working on that. But we already fixed [the school’s finances overall]; we’re already profitable. We just finished our first fiscal year [since I got here]. This is our first year being profitable [in a long time]. It’s a very small profit, but it’s not a loss.

SD: Where would you like to go, if you could choose anywhere? MM: I don’t think that colleges should have landlords; colleges should not be exposed to these kinds of transactions, because we have education to think about, not banks and landlords and stuff like that. So, wherever we end up, I think we need to build our own campus. That’s my primary goal. If I tell you how much money we spent in the last 10 years on the lease here, you would just laugh.


SD: As far as programming goes, where do you see opportunities to put NECI ahead of the curve? MM: We already offer the highest [culinary] degrees [available], which are four-year BA and BS degrees. We’ve completely changed our curriculum to a semester system and added new courses emphasizing nutrition. So we are already ahead of the curve in many ways. But otherwise, NECI has three components. Everybody knows about culinary and baking, but the food and beverage business management is just pure management. In the past, that component was treated as [front-of-house] management — restaurant management. So, I see the future in elevating that [program] to the executive level of the food and beverage industry. I want to educate people who are passionate about the industry but knowledgeable in business.

new people, let go of other people; emphasized [looking at] profits and losses and revenue-generating activities. The restaurants were losing money. So I had to turn around the number of people, the food-purchasing process, the opening hours, and manage things to incentivize people. We had things like paying a lease to a landlord that was completely out of whack. The lease was current 11 years ago, before the financial crisis. No one had renegotiated the lease. [Note: NECI leases its building under an absolute triple-net lease agreement, which means the tenant pays all building-related expenses, including property taxes and maintenance.]

On the education side, it was emphasizing enrollment and student accounts and aid; we hired collection agencies [to go after delinquent accounts]. The finance and accounting offices were a complete disaster. We didn’t have an HR office or an employee handbook. We had faculty teaching without any degrees. So we had to fix all of that. SD: What about the campus? Do you plan to stay in Montpelier? MM: That’s the perennial question I’m getting every day. What I think you should know is that this building was owned by a landlord who decided to give the deed back to the bank … Now I hear that the building has been sold, so I don’t know how long we can stay here. We have a 10-year lease with a oneyear notice both ways. So, [the] new owner can kick us out with one year’s notice. And I would have no place to go.

SD: Why are people so attached to the idea that NECI remain in Montpelier? MM: That’s a very good question, and I have no answer to that. In my experience, people are so afraid of the idea that NECI might leave. I don’t know if there’s an emotional factor in that. What I do know is that right now we are paying about $38,000 a year in real estate tax on a building that was appraised for $700,000. I don’t see any break in real estate taxes. We don’t have one parking place. We have hundreds of students. If the State of Vermont [or] the City of Montpelier [is] willing to build us a campus and they own it, I am ready to lease it from the city or the state. I’m not ready to lease from any landlord, but if the city is willing to invest and build, I’d be happy to stay here. And I can increase the enrollment, and we can live happily ever after together. ! Contact:


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ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C0237-6L 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On July 28, 2017, Jericho Mini Storage, LLC, c/o David Raphael and Nicole Carignan, 234 Old Stage Road, Essex, VT 05452 filed application

#4C0237-6L for a project generally described as construction of a single 2,400 square foot mini storage building with associated gravel driveway, as an expansion of an existing facility. The Project is located on Lot #9 of the Jericho East commercial subdivision (at 19 North Main Street) in Jericho, Vermont. The District #4 Environmental Commission is reviewing this application under Act 250 Rule 51 — Minor Applications. Copies of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the office listed below. The application and a draft permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web site (www.nrb.state. by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number “4C0237-6L”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before August 24, 2017, a person notifies the Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the Commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any



Open 24/7/365. Post & browse ads at your convenience. hearing request must be in writing to the address below, must state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the Commission must determine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law will not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing. If you feel that any of the District Commission members listed on the attached Certificate of Service under “For Your Information” may have a conflict of interest, or if there is any other reason a member should be disqualified from sitting on this case, please contact the district coordinator as soon as possible, no later than prior to the response date listed above.

Should a hearing be held on this Project and you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify us by August 24, 2017. Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, affected state agencies, and adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the 10 criteria. Non-party participants may also be allowed under 10 V.S.A. Section 6085(c)(5). Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 4th day of August, 2017. By: /s/Stephanie H. Monaghan Stephanie H. Monaghan District #4 Coordinator Natural Resources Board 111 West Street Essex Jct., VT 05452 802-879-5662 stephanie.monaghan@

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ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C0329-17L 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On July 28, 2017, Saxon Hill Corporation, c/o Hector Leclair, P.O. Box 8707, Essex, VT 05451 and WMD Property Holdings, LLC, c/o Tom Weaver, 26 Corduroy Road, Essex Junction, VT 05452 filed application #4C032917L for a project generally described as construction of Phase 1 of a proposed 13,020 square foot warehouse building on Lot 20 of Saxon Hill Industrial Park. Phase 1 consists of 7,440 square feet of building with associated parking and municipal infrastructure. The Project is located at 20 Corporate Drive in Essex, Vermont. The District #4 Environmental Commission is reviewing this application under Act 250 Rule 51 — Minor Applications. Copies of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the office listed below. The application and a draft permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web site (www.nrb.state.

SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number “4C0329-17L”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before August 24, 2017, a person notifies the Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the Commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any hearing request must be in writing to the address below, must state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the Commission must determine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law will not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing.

the District Commission members listed on the attached Certificate of Service under “For Your Information” may have a conflict of interest, or if there is any other reason a member should be disqualified from sitting on this case, please contact the district coordinator as soon as possible, no later than prior to the response date listed above.

By: /s/Stephanie H. Monaghan Stephanie H. Monaghan District #4 Coordinator Natural Resources Board 111 West Street Essex Jct., VT 05452 802-879-5662 stephanie.monaghan@

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Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, affected state agencies, and adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the 10 criteria. Non-party participants may also be allowed under 10 V.S.A. Section 6085(c)(5).

NOTICE OF TAX SALE The resident and nonresident owners, lienholders and mortgagees of Lands in the City of Burlington, in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont, are hereby notified that the real estate taxes assessed by such City for fiscal/ tax year(s) 2016 remain either in whole or in part, unpaid and delinquent on the following described lands and premises in the City of Burlington, to wit:

Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 3rd day of August, 2017.


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mortgagees of Lands in the City of Burlington, in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont, are hereby notified that the real estate taxes assessed by such City for fiscal/ tax year(s) 2015 and 2016 remain either in whole or in part, unpaid and delinquent on the following described lands and premises in the City of Burlington, to wit:

and so much of the lands will be sold at public auction Conference Room 12, City Hall, 149 Church St., Burlington, Vermont 05401 on September 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., as shall be requisite to discharge said taxes together with costs and other fees allowed by law, unless the same be previously paid or otherwise resolved.

Owner(s) of Record: Peter J. Brault Property Address: 82 Home Avenue, Burlington VT. Tax Account/Map Lot Number: # 057-2-107000 Deed recorded at: Volume 552 at Page 666. Reference may be had to said deed for a more particular description of said lands and premises, as the same appears in the Land Records of the City of Burlington;

Dated at the City of Burlington in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont this 14 day of July, 2017.

and so much of the lands will be sold at public ____s/n_____________ auction Conference Robert Rusten Room 12, City Hall, 149 Chief Administrative Church St., Burlington, Officer/Treasurer/ Vermont 05401 on Collector of Delinquent September 14, 2017 Taxes at 12:30 o’clock in the Burlington, Vermont forenoon, as shall be requisite to discharge said taxes together with NOTICE OF TAX SALE costs and other fees The resident and allowed by law, unless nonresident owners, the same be previously Complete the following puzzle by lienholders and





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Dated at the City of Burlington in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont this 14 day of July, 2017. ________s/n___ Robert Rusten Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer/ Collector of Delinquent Taxes Burlington, Vermont NOTICE OF TAX SALE The resident and nonresident owners, lienholders and mortgagees of Lands in the City of Burlington, in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont, are hereby notified that the real estate taxes assessed by such City for fiscal/ tax year(s) 2016 remain either in whole or in part, unpaid and delinquent on the following described lands and premises in the City of Burlington, to wit: Owner(s) of Record: Nelberta A. Brink Property Address: 19 North Street, Burlington VT. Tax Account/Map Lot Number: # 043-3-210000 Deed recorded at: Volume 353 at Page 684. Reference may be had to said deed for a more particular description of said lands and premises, as the same appears in the Land Records of the City of Burlington; and so much of the lands will be sold at public auction Conference Room 12, City Hall, 149 Church St., Burlington, Vermont 05401 on September 14, 2017 at 9:30 a.m., as shall be requisite to discharge said taxes together with costs and other fees allowed by law, unless the same be previously paid or otherwise resolved. Dated at the City of Burlington in the County of Chittenden and State

of Vermont this 14 day of July, 2017. _____s/n_______ Robert Rusten Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer/ Collector of Delinquent Taxes Burlington, Vermont NOTICE OF TAX SALE The resident and nonresident owners, lienholders and mortgagees of Lands in the City of Burlington, in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont, are hereby notified that the real estate taxes assessed by such City for fiscal/ tax year(s) 2015 and 2016 remain either in whole or in part, unpaid and delinquent on the following described lands and premises in the City of Burlington, to wit: Owner(s) of Record: Raymond S. Whitten and Tamara J. Whitten and Norman A. Nolan, II and Cheryl A. Nolan Property Address: 310 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington VT. Tax Account/Map Lot Number: # 040-2-140000 Deed recorded at: Volume 387 at Page 160. Reference may be had to said deed for a more particular description of said lands and premises, as the same appears in the Land Records of the City of Burlington; and so much of the lands will be sold at public auction Conference Room 12, City Hall, 149 Church St., Burlington, Vermont 05401 on September 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., as shall be requisite to discharge said taxes together with costs and other fees allowed by law, unless the same be previously paid or otherwise resolved. Dated at the City of Burlington in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont this 14 day of July, 2017. ___s/n______ Robert Rusten Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer/ Collector of Delinquent Taxes Burlington, Vermont NOTICE OF TAX SALE The resident and nonresident owners, lienholders and mortgagees of Lands in the City of Burlington, in the County of Chittenden and State




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_______s/n_______ Robert Rusten Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer/ Collector of Delinquent Taxes Burlington, Vermont NOTICE OF TAX SALE The resident and nonresident owners, lienholders and mortgagees of Lands in the City of Burlington, in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont, are hereby notified that the real estate taxes assessed by such City for fiscal/ tax year(s) 2015 remain either in whole or in part, unpaid and delinquent on the following described lands and premises in the City of Burlington, to wit: Owner(s) of Record: John and Stacy Katon Property Address: 116 Woodbury Road Tax Account/Map Lot Number: # 028-1-213000 Deed recorded at: Volume 598 at Page 678. Reference may be had to said deed for a more particular description of said lands and premises, as the same appears in the Land Records of the City of Burlington; and so much of the lands will be sold at public

auction Conference Number: # 045-2-034FSBO-Robert 1 5:05 PM Johnson080217.indd Room 12,7/24/17 City Hall, 149 223 Church St., Burlington, Deed recorded at: Vermont 05401 on Volume 660 at Page 379. September 14, 2017 Reference may be had at 10:00 o’clock in the to said deed for a more forenoon, as shall be particular description of requisite to discharge said lands and premises, said taxes together with as the same appears in costs and other fees the Land Records of the allowed by law, unless City of Burlington; the same be previously paid or otherwise and so much of the lands resolved. will be sold at public auction Conference Dated at the City of Room 12, City Hall, 149 Burlington in the County Church St., Burlington, of Chittenden and State Vermont 05401 on of Vermont this 14 day of September 14, 2017 July, 2017. at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon, as shall be ______s/n_______ requisite to discharge Robert Rusten said taxes together with Chief Administrative costs and other fees Officer/Treasurer/ allowed by law, unless Collector of Delinquent the same be previously Taxes paid or otherwise Burlington, Vermont resolved. NOTICE OF TAX SALE The resident and nonresident owners, lienholders and mortgagees of Lands in the City of Burlington, in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont, are hereby notified that the real estate taxes assessed by such City for fiscal/tax year(s) 2014, 2015 and 2016 remain either in whole or in part, unpaid and delinquent on the following described lands and premises in the City of Burlington, to wit: Owner(s) of Record: Charles Higgs Property Address: 37 South Williams Street, Unit #223 Tax Account/Map Lot


Dated at the City of Burlington in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont this 14 day of July, 2017. ______s/n________ Robert Rusten Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer/ Collector of Delinquent Taxes Burlington, Vermont NOTICE OF TAX SALE The resident and nonresident owners, lienholders and mortgagees of Lands in the City of Burlington, in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont, are hereby notified that the real estate taxes assessed by such City for fiscal/tax year(s) 2013, 2014 and 2015 remain either in

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whole or in part, unpaid 3:44OF PMTAX SALE FSBO-RobertDiaz080217.indd NOTICE and delinquent on the 7/31/17 The residents and nonfollowing described resident owners, lien lands and premises in holders, and mortgagees the City of Burlington, of lands in the Town of to wit: Huntington, County of Chittenden and State Owner(s) of Record: of Vermont, are hereby Roger Duclos and Diane notified that a levy upon Duclos the following described Property Address: 18 parcels of land has Turf Road been asserted by the Tax Account/Map Lot Town of Huntington Number: # 023-3-155through its Delinquent 000 Tax Collector for taxes Deed recorded at: unpaid for the 2015Volume 212 at Page 278. 2016 tax year. Included Reference may be had with each description is to said deed for a more the tax bill, which has particular description of been committed to the said lands and premises, collector for collection as the same appears in as relates to the tax the Land Records of the against each individual City of Burlington; delinquent taxpayer. and so much of the lands Said lands will be sold at public auction at the will be sold at public Town Clerk’s office in the auction Conference Town of Huntington, on Room 12, City Hall, 149 Wednesday, August 30, Church St., Burlington, 2017 at eleven o’clock in Vermont 05401 on the forenoon, as shall September 14, 2017 at be required to discharge 10:30 a.m., as shall be such property taxes, requisite to discharge with costs and fees, said taxes together with unless previously paid. costs and other fees allowed by law, unless By virtue of the Tax the same be previously Warrant and Levy and paid or otherwise the tax bills committed resolved. to Brent Lamoureux, Delinquent Tax Dated at the City of Burlington in the County Collector for the Town of Huntington said of Chittenden and State Delinquent Tax Collector of Vermont this 14 day of hereby levies against the July, 2017. parcels described below. _______s/n______ Dated at Richmond, Robert Rusten Vermont this 26th day of Chief Administrative July, 2017. Officer/Treasurer/ Collector of Delinquent S:/BRENT LAMOUREUX, Taxes Delinquent Burlington, Vermont Tax Collector for the Town of Huntington, Vermont

DESCRIPTION OF 1 PARCELS Parcel #1 Being a parcel of land with dwelling located thereon said to contain 2 acres, more or less, and located at 9471 Main Road, Huntington. Being a portion of the same lands and premises conveyed to Leon Stokes and Colleen Stokes by Warranty Deed of Leon Stokes dated November 24, 2015 and recorded in Volume 108 at Page 737 of the Land Records of the Town of Huntington. Being Tax Parcel No.: 070320. Parcel #2 Being a parcel of land with dwelling located thereon said to contain 2.20 acres, more or less, and located at 9283 Main Road, Huntington. Being a portion of the same lands and premises conveyed to Leon Stokes and Colleen Stokes by Warranty Deed of Leon Stokes dated November 24, 2015 and recorded in Volume 108 at Page 737 of the Land Records of the Town of Huntington. Being Tax Parcel No.: 070330. STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT PROBATE DIVISION DOCKET NO. 1053-8-17CNPR In re estate of Thornton B. Torrey. NOTICE TO CREDITORS To the creditors of

Thornton B. Torrey late 7/28/17VT. 2:00 PM of South Burlington, I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period. Date: 8/7/2017 /s/ Deborah Torrey Signature of Fiduciary Deborah Torrey Executor/Administrator: 199 Hildred Street South Burlington, VT 05403 802-658-6568 Name of publication Seven Days Publication Dates: 8/9/2017 Name and Address of Court: Chittenden Probate Court PO Box 511 Burlington, VT 05402 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT PROBATE DIVISION DOCKET NO. 62-1-17CNPR In re estate of Christine M. Gordon NOTICE TO CREDITORS


Church at Buell & S. Winooski, Burlington. Contact Brenda, 338-1170. BABY BUMPS SUPPORT GROUP FOR MOTHERS AND PREGNANT WOMEN Pregnancy can be a wonderful time of your life. But, it can also be a time of stress that is often compounded by hormonal swings. If you are a pregnant woman, or have recently given birth and feel you need some help with managing emotional bumps in the road that can come with motherhood, please come to this free support group lead by an experienced pediatric Registered Nurse. Held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Birthing Center, Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans. Info: Rhonda Desrochers, Franklin County Home Health Agency, 527-7531. BEREAVEMENT/GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Meets every other Mon. night, 6-7:30 p.m., & every other Wed., 10-11:30 a.m., in the Conference Center at Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice in Berlin. The group is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. There is no fee. Info, Ginny Fry or Jean Semprebon, 223-1878. BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP IN ST. JOHNSBURY Monthly meetings will be held on the 3rd Wed. of every mo., 1-2:30 p.m., at the Grace United Methodist Church, 36 Central St., St. Johnsbury. The support group will offer valuable resources & info about brain injury. It will be a place to share experiences in a safe, secure & confidential environment. Info, Tom Younkman,, 800-639-1522.

BURLINGTON AREA PARKINSON’S DISEASE OUTREACH GROUP People with Parkinson’s disease & their caregivers gather together to gain support & learn about living with Parkinson’s disease. Group meets 2nd Wed. of every mo., 1-2 p.m., continuing through Nov. 18, 2015. Shelburne Bay Senior Living Community, 185 Pine Haven Shores Rd., Shelburne. Info: 888-763-3366, parkinsoninfo@uvmhealth. org, CELEBRATE RECOVERY Overcome any hurt, habit or hangup in your life with this confidential 12-Step, Christ-centered recovery program. We offer multiple support groups for both men and women, such as chemical dependency, codependency, sexual addiction and pornography, food issues, and overcoming abuse. All 18+ are welcome; sorry, no childcare. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; we begin at 7 p.m. Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd., Essex Junction. Info:, 878-8213. CELEBRATE RECOVERY Celebrate Recovery meetings are for anyone with struggles with hurt, habits and hang ups, which includes everyone in some way. We welcome everyone at Cornerstone Church in Milton which meets every Friday night at 7-9 p.m. We’d love to have you join us and discover how your life can start to change. Info: 893-0530, Julie@ CELIAC & GLUTENFREE GROUP Last Wed. of every month, 4:30-6 p.m., at Tulsi Tea Room, 34 Elm St., Montpelier. Free & open to the public! To learn more, contact Lisa at 598-9206 or CEREBRAL PALSY GUIDANCE Cerebral Palsy Guidance is a very comprehensive informational website broadly covering the topic of cerebral

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palsy and associated medical conditions. It’s mission it to provide the best possible information to parents of children living with the complex condition of cerebral palsy. cerebral-palsy/ PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Held every 2nd Tue. of the mo., 6-8 p.m. at the Hope Lodge, 237 East Ave., Burlington. Newly diagnosed? Prostate cancer reoccurrence? General discussion and sharing among survivors and those beginning or rejoining the battle. Info, Mary L. Guyette RN, MS, ACNS-BC, 274-4990, CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS CoDA is a 12-step fellowship for people whose common purpose is to develop healthy & fulfilling relationships. By actively working the program of Codependents Anonymous, we can realize a new joy, acceptance & serenity in our lives. Meets Sunday at noon at the Turning Point Center, 191 Bank Street, Burlington. Tom, 238-3587, COMING OFF PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATION MUTUAL SUPPORT GROUP Through sharing experiences and resources, this group will provide support to individuals interested in coming off psychiatric medications, those in the process of psychiatric medication withdrawal or anyone looking for a space to explore their choices around psychiatric medication use. The group is also open to those supporting an individual in psychiatric medication withdrawal. 12-1:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Pathways Vermont, 125 College St., 2nd floor, Burlington. Contact: Cameron Mack cameron@ or 888 492 8218 x 404. DECLUTTERERS’ SUPPORT GROUP Are you ready to make improvements but find it overwhelming? Maybe two or three of us can get together to help each other simplify. 989-3234, 425-3612.



BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT Montpelier daytime support group meets the 3rd Thu. of the mo. at the Unitarian Church ramp entrance, 1:302:30 p.m. St. Johnsbury support group meets the 3rd Wed. montly at the Grace United Methodist Church, 36 Central St., 1:00-2:30 p.m.  Colchester  Evening support group meets the 1st Wed. monthly at the Fanny Allen Hospital in the Board Room Conference Room, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Brattleboro meets at Brooks Memorial Library on the 1st Thu. monthly from 1:15-3:15 p.m. and the 3rd Mon. montly from 4:15-6:15 p.m. White River Jct. meets the 2nd Fri. montly at Bugbee Sr. Ctr. from 3-4:30 p.m. Call our helpline at 877-856-1772.

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ARE YOU HAVING PROBLEMS W/ DEBT? Do you spend more than you earn? Get help at Debtor’s Anonymous plus Business Debtor’s Anonymous. Sat., 10-11:30 a.m., Methodist


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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP This caregivers support group meets on the 3rd Wed. of every mo. from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association Main Office,

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Dated at the City of Burlington in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont this 14 day of July, 2017.

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE & DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP Held the last Tue. of every mo., 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Birchwood Terr., Burlington. Info, Kim, 863-6384.

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NOTICE OF TAX SALE The resident and nonresident owners, lienholders and mortgagees of Lands in the City of Burlington, in the County of Chittenden and State of Vermont, are hereby

ALATEEN GROUP New Alateen group in Burlington on Sundays from 5-6 p.m. at the UU building at the top of Church St. For more information please call Carol, 324-4457.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUP 1st Monday monthly, 3-4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required (to receive dial-in codes for toll-free call). Please dial the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline 800-272-3900 for more information.


Name and Address of Court: Chittenden County Probate Court 175 Main Street Burlington, VT 05401

AL-ANON For families & friends of alcoholics. For meeting info, go to or call 866-972-5266.

ALTERNATIVES TO SUICIDE Alternatives to Suicide is a safe space where the subject of suicide can be discussed freely, without judgment or stigma. The group is facilitated by individuals who have themselves experienced suicidal thoughts/ feelings. Fletcher Free Library, 235 College St., Burlington. Group meets weekly on Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m. Info: makenzy@, 888-492-8218 x300.

300 Cornerstone Dr., Suite 128, Williston. Support groups meet to provide assistance and information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. They emphasize shared experiences, emotional support, and coping techniques in care for a person living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Meetings are free and open to the public. Families, caregivers, and friends may attend. Please call in advance to confirm date and time. For questions or additional support group listings, call 800-272-3900.


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and so much of the lands will be sold at public auction Conference Room 12, City Hall, 149 Church St., Burlington, Vermont 05401 on September 14, 2017 at 8:30 a.m., as shall be requisite to discharge said taxes together with costs and other fees allowed by law, unless the same be previously paid or otherwise resolved.

AHOY BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS Join our floating support group where the focus is on living, not on the disease. We are a team of dragon boaters. Learn all about this paddle sport & its health-giving, life-affirming qualities. Any age. No athletic experience needed. Call Penni or Linda at 999-5478, info@ dragonheartvermont. org,


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ALL CANCER SURVIVORS Join the wellness classes at Survivorship NOW, created by cancer survivors for survivors of all cancers. Benefi ts from lively programs designed to engage and empower cancer survivors in our community. Email: info@ Call Chantal, 777-1126,


Chad Gordon c/o Kaplan and Kaplan Executor/Administrator: PO Box 405 Burlington, VT 05402 802-651-0013

Owner(s) of Record: Frances and Timothy Muir Property Address: 52 North Cove, Burlington VT. Tax Account/Map Lot Number: # 021-1-031000 Deed recorded at: Volume 638 at Page 495. Reference may be had to said deed for a more particular description of said lands and premises, as the same appears in the Land Records of the City of Burlington;

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Daily meetings in various locations. Free. Info, 864-1212. Want to overcome a drinking problem? Take the first step of 12 & join a group in your area.


Date: 7/25/17 /s/ Chad Gordon Signature of Fiduciary

Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer/ Collector of Delinquent Taxes Burlington, Vermont


I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period.

notified that the real estate taxes assessed by such City for fiscal/ tax year(s) 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, remain either in whole or in part, unpaid and delinquent on the following described lands and premises in the City of Burlington, to wit:

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DISCOVER THE POWER OF CHOICE! SMART Recovery welcomes anyone, including family and friends, affected by any kind of substance or activity addiction. It is a science-based program that encourages abstinence. Specially trained volunteer facilitators provide leadership. Sundays at 5 p.m. at the 1st Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl St., Burlington. Volunteer facilitator: Bert, 3998754. You can learn more at DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT Steps to End Domestic Violence offers a weekly drop-in support group for female identified survivors of intimate partner violence, including individuals who are experiencing or have been affected by domestic violence. The support group offers a safe, confidential place for survivors to connect with others, to heal, and to recover. In support group, participants talk through their experiences and hear stories from others who have experienced abuse in their relationships. Support group is also a resource for those who are unsure of their next step, even if it involves remaining in their current relationship. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Childcare is provided. Info: 658-1996. FAMILIES, PARTNERS, FRIENDS AND ALLIES OF TRANSGENDER ADULTS We are people with adult loved ones who are transgender or gender-nonconforming. We meet to support each other and to learn more about issues and concerns. Our sessions are supportive, informal, and confidential. Meetings are held at 5:30 PM, the second Thursday of each month at Pride Center of VT, 255 South Champlain St., Suite 12, in Burlington. Not sure if you’re ready for a meeting? We also offer one-on-one support. For more information, email rex@ or call 802-238-3801.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THOSE EXPERIENCING MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS This support group is a dedicated meeting for family, friends and community members who are supporting a loved one through a mental health crisis. Mental health crisis might include extreme states, psychosis, depression, anxiety and other types of distress. The group is a confidential space where family and friends can discuss shared experiences and receive support in an environment free of judgment and stigma with a trained facilitator. Weekly on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Downtown Burlington. Info: Jess Horner, LICSW, 866-218-8586. FCA FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Families coping with addiction (FCA) is an open community peer support group for adults 18 & over struggling with the drug or alcohol addiction of a loved one. FCA is not 12-step based but provides a forum for those living this experience to develop personal coping skills & draw strength from one another. Weekly on Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Turning Point Center, corner of Bank St., Burlington. (Across from parking garage, above bookstore). G.R.A.S.P. (GRIEF RECOVERY AFTER A SUBSTANCE PASSING) Are you a family member who has lost a loved one to addiction? Find support, peer-led support group. Meets once a month on Mondays in Burlington. Please call for date and location. RSVP or call 310-3301. G.Y.S.T. (GET YOUR STUFF TOGETHER) GYST creates a safe & empowering community for young men & youth in transition to come together with one commonality: learning to live life on life’s terms. Every Tue. & Thu., 4 p.m. G.Y.S.T. PYNK (for young women) meets weekly on Wed., 4 p.m. Location: North Central Vermont Recovery Center, 275 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. Info: Lisa, 851-8120. GRIEF & RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP 1st & 3rd Wed. of every mo., 7-8 p.m., Franklin County Home Health Agency (FCHHA), 3 Home Health Cir., St. Albans. 527-7531.

HEARING VOICES GROUP This Hearing Voices Group seeks to find understanding of voice hearing experiences as real lived experiences which may happen to anyone at anytime. We choose to share experiences, support, and empathy.  We validate anyone’s experience and stories about their experience as their own, as being an honest and accurate representation of their experience, and as being acceptable exactly as they are. Weekly on Tuesday, 2-3 p.m. Pathways Vermont Community Center, 279 North Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 802-777-8602, abby@ HEARTBEAT VERMONT Have you lost a friend, colleague or loved one by suicide? Some who call have experienced a recent loss and some are still struggling w/ a loss from long ago. Call us at 446-3577 to meet with our clinician, Jonathan Gilmore, at Maple Leaf Clinic, 167 North Main St. All are welcome. HELLENBACH CANCER SUPPORT Call to verify meeting place. Info, 388-6107. People living with cancer & their caretakers convene for support. INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS/PAINFUL BLADDER SUPPORT GROUP Interstitial cystitis (IC) and painful bladder syndrome can result in recurring pelvic pain, pressure or discomfort in the bladder/pelvic region & urinary frequency/ urgency. These are often misdiagnosed & mistreated as a chronic bladder infection. If you have been diagnosed or have these symptoms, you are not alone. For Vermont-based support group, email or call 899-4151 for more information. KINDRED CONNECTIONS PROGRAM OFFERED FOR CHITTENDEN COUNTY CANCER SURVIVORS The Kindred Connections program provides peer support for all those touched by cancer. Cancer patients as well as caregivers are provided with a mentor who has been through the cancer experience & knows what it’s like to go through it. In addition to sensitive listening, Kindred

Connections provides practical help such as rides to doctors’ offices & meal deliveries. The program has people who have experienced a wide variety of cancers. For further info, please contact LGBTQ SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE SafeSpace offers peer-led support groups for survivors of relationship, dating, emotional &/or hate violence. These groups give survivors a safe & supportive environment to tell their stories, share information, & offer & receive support. Support groups also provide survivors an opportunity to gain information on how to better cope with feelings & experiences that surface because of the trauma they have experienced. Please call SafeSpace 863-0003 if you are interested in joining. MALE SURVIVOR OF VIOLENCE GROUP A monthly, closed group for male identified survivors of violence including relationship, sexual assault, and discrimination. Open to all sexual orientations. Contact 863-0003 for more information or MARIJUANA ANONYMOUS Do you have a problem with marijuana? MA is a free 12-step program where addicts help other addicts to get & stay clean. Ongoing Tue. at 6:30 p.m. and Sat. at 2 p.m. at Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., suite 200, Burlington. 861-3150. THE MEMORY CAFÉ The Memory Café is where people with memory loss disorders and their care partners can come together to connect and support one another. Second Saturday of each month, 10-11:30 a.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Info: 223-2518. MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP Area Myeloma Survivors, Families and Caregivers have come together to form a Multiple Myeloma Support Group. We provide emotional support, resources about treatment options, coping strategies and a support network by participating in the group experience with people that have been though similar situations. Third

Tuesday of the month, 5-6 p.m. at the New Hope Lodge on East Avenue in Burlington. Info: Kay Cromie, 655-9136, kgcromey@ NAMI CONNECTION PEER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS Bennington, every Tue., 1-2:30 p.m., CRT Center, United Counseling Service, 316 Dewey St.; Burlington, every Thu., 3-4:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry St. (enter from parking lot); Montpelier, every Fri., 2-3:30 p.m., Another Way, 125 Barre St.; Newport, first Wed. of the month, 6-7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Church, 44 2nd St.; Rutland, every Sun., 4:30-6 p.m., Rutland Mental Health Wellness Center, 78 S. Main St.; St. Johnsbury, every Thu., 6:30-8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 47 Cherry St. If you have questions about a group in your area, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont, program@ or 800639-6480. Connection groups are peer recovery support group programs for adults living with mental health challenges. NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Brattleboro, 1st Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., 1st Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro; Burlington, 3rd Wed. of every mo., 6 p.m., Community Health Center, Riverside Ave., Mansfield Conference Room; Burlington, 2nd & 4th Tue. of every mo., 7 p.m., HowardCenter, corner of Pine & Flynn Ave.; Berlin, 4th Mon. of every mo., 7 p.m. Central Vermont Medical Center, Room 3; Georgia, 1st Tue. of every mo., 6 p.m., Georgia Public Library, 1697 Ethan Allen Highway (Exit 18, I-89); Manchester, 4th Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., Equinox Village, 2nd floor; Rutland, 3rd Mon. of every mo., 6 p.m., Rutland Regional Medical Center, Leahy Conference Ctr., room D; Springfield, 3rd Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., HCRS (café on right far side), 390 River St.; St. Johnsbury, 4th Wed. of every mo., 5:30 p.m., Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Library, 1315 Hospital Dr.; White River Junction, last Mon. of every mo., 5:45 p.m., VA Medical Center, William A. Yasinski Buidling. If you have questions about a group in your area, please contact

the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont, info@namivt. org or 800-639-6480. Family Support Group meetings are for family & friends of individuals living mental illness. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS is a group of recovering addicts who live w/ out the use of drugs. It costs nothing to join. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. Info, 862-4516 or Held in Burlington, Barre and St. Johnsbury. NAR-ANON BURLINGTON GROUP Group meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Turning Point Center (small room), 191 Bank St., Burlington. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. Info: Amanda H. 338-8106. NORTHWEST VERMONT CANCER PRAYER & SUPPORT NETWORK A meeting of cancer patients, survivors & family members intended to comfort & support those who are currently suffering from the disease. 2nd Thu. of every mo., 6-7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 11 Church St., St. Albans. Info: 2nd Wed. of every mo., 6-7:30 p.m. Winooski United Methodist Church, 24 W. Allen St., Winooski. Info: hovermann4@comcast. net. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-step fellowship for people who identify as overeaters, compulsive eaters, food addicts, anorexics, bulimics, etc. Tue., 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 4 St. James Place, Essex Jct. All are welcome; meeting is open. Info: Felicia, 777-7718. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Do you promise you’ll only have one more but then you eat the whole bag? Have you tried every diet possible and nothing works? There is hope. Come to an Overeaters Anonymous meeting and find out about a 12 step program of recovery. There is a solution! Turning Point Center, 191 Bank Street, Suite 200, Burlington. Weekly on Thursdays, 7 p.m. Info: Elise, 302-528-6672. OA Big|Book Solution Group of Burlington.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Do you worry about the way you eat? Overeaters Anonymous may have the answer for you. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Temple Sinai, 500 Swift St., S. Burlington. Info: 863-2655. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (OA) Meetings in Barre Tue. 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Sat. 8:30-9:30 a.m., at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St. Info, Valerie 279-0385. Meetings in Burlington Thurs. 7:30-8:30 a.m., at the First United Church, 21 Buell St. Info, Geraldine, 730-4273. Meetings in Johnson occur every Sun., 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Johnson Municipal Building, Rte. 15 (just west of the bridge). Info, Debbie Y., 888-5958. Meetings in Montpelier occur every Mon., 5:306:30 p.m. at Bethany Church, 115 Main St. Info, Joan, 223-3079. Steps to Food Freedom Meetings in Morrisville occur every Sat., 10-11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church, 85 Upper Main St. Contacts: Anne, 8882356. Big Book Meetings in Morrisville occur every Tue., 6 p.m. at the North Central Recovery Center (NCVRC), 275 Brooklyn St. Info: Debbie, 888-5958. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-step. Sat., 9-10 a.m. Turning Point Center, 182 Lake St., St. Albans. Is what you’re eating, eating you? We can help. Call Valerie, 825-5481. PEER ACCESS LINE Isolated? Irritable? Anxious? Lonely? Excited? Bored? Confused? Withdrawn? Sad? Call us! Don’t hesitate for a moment. We understand! It is our choice to be here for you to listen. Your feelings do matter. 321-2190. Thu., Fri., Sat. evenings, 6-9 p.m. QUEEN CITY MEMORY CAFÉ The Queen City Memory Café offers a social time & place for people with memory impairment & their fiends & family to laugh, learn & share concerns & celebrate feeling understood & connected. Enjoy coffee, tea & baked goods with entertainment & conversation. QCMC meets the 3rd Sat. of each mo., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Thayer Building, 1197 North Ave., Burlington. 316-3839.

QUEER CARE GROUP This support group is for adult family members and caregivers of queer, and/ or questioning youth. It is held on the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at Outright Vermont, 241 North Winooski Ave. This group is for adults only. For more information, email info@ QUIT TOBACCO GROUPS Are you ready to be tobacco free? Join our FREE five-week group classes facilitated by our Tobacco Treatment Specialists.  We meet in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.  You may qualify for a FREE 8-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy. Contact us at (802)-847-7333 or QuitTobaccoClass@ SCLERODERMA FOUNDATION NEW ENGLAND Support group meeting held 4th Tue. of the mo., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Williston Police Station. Info, Blythe Leonard, 878-0732. SEX & LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS 12-step recovery group. Do you have a problem w/ sex or relationships? We can help. Ralph, 658-2657. Visit slaafws. org or for meetings near you. SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUPPORT HOPE Works offers free support groups to women, men & teens who are survivors of sexual violence. Groups are available for survivors at any stage of the healing process. Intake for all support groups is ongoing. If you are interested in learning more or would like to schedule an intake to become a group member, please call our office at 864-0555, ext. 19, or email our victim advocate at STUTTERING SUPPORT GROUPS If you’re a person who stutters, you are not alone! Adults, teens & school-age kids who stutter & their families are welcome to join one of our three free National Stuttering Association (NSA) stuttering support groups at UVM. Adults: 5:30-6:30, 1st & 3rd Tue. monthly; teens (ages 13-17): 5:30-6:30, 1st Thu. monthly; school-age children (ages 8-12) & parents (meeting separately): 4:15-5:15, 2nd Thu. monthly. Pomeroy Hall (489 Main St., UVM campus. Info:, burlingtonstutters@, 656-0250. Go Team Stuttering!

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Do you love cars, understand vehicle systems, know how to navigate parts catalogs, and enjoy diagnosing problems without even seeing the vehicle? If yes, Rovers North wants you to join their sales team! 4x4 off-road nut? Even better! Since 1979 has specialized in telephone and now eCommerce sale of Land Rover parts. Located in Westford, VT we offer a casual work environment featuring friendly dogs, excellent pay, and superb benefits that include paid vacation, paid sick leave, health insurance, disability insurance, 401(k) with matching, and generous bonuses plus profit sharing.

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Virtual English Tutor Help the Vermont Migrant Education Program implement an accessible, student-centered program of virtual English language instruction for Spanish-speaking young adults. • Teach 1 morning and 1 evening class/day, 5 days/week • Tutor must have basic conversational Spanish AND experience teaching English via videochat • Experience with migrant farmworkers, low-resource populations, and/or practical education will contribute to success • Approx. 15 hours/week, $15 – $20 per hour depending on experience/education. Also hiring Field Outreach staff for Southern VT, approx. 15 hours/week. Send resumes to University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. UVM Extension helps individuals and communities put research-based knowledge to work.

Hardwick Rescue has an opening for a full-time, paid EMS provider to join Hardwick Rescue’s volunteer squad. The position is mostly weekday 4t-RoversNorth080917.indd 1 8/4/174t-UVMextension080917.indd 1:33 PM 1 8/7/17 11:14 AM shifts, and would include ensuring ambulances and the station are clean, stocked, and maintained for prompt responses to emergencies. DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES The provider will also participate in squad training, administrative duties, Goddard College is firmly aligned with a deep and community outreach. Range of The Historic Middlebury Inn in Middlebury, Vermont has collective desire for and an insistence on social and been in continuous operation as a hotel since 1827. We benefits included.

Executive Chef

The job application can be found at hardwickrescuesquadvt/ or by requesting a copy from Deborah Larose, Squad President,  (802) 472-6852. • Candidates must hold a valid driver’s license • Vermont licensure at AEMT or paramedic-level required (out-ofstate applicants must be able to obtain reciprocity in Vermont) • EMTs who will enter an advancedlevel EMS licensure class within 12 months of hire are encouraged to apply • Will consider hiring strong parttime candidate for whom full time work is not feasible

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are located in beautiful central Vermont near Middlebury College, roughly halfway between Burlington and Rutland, VT. We have an exciting opportunity for an energetic Executive Chef. The Executive Chef will be responsible for the hiring, training, and directing of all kitchen staff. The Executive Chef will closely monitor food and labor costs, maintain cleanliness standards, and ensure culinary excellence for both the restaurant and banquet operations. The Executive Chef will have significant creative freedom and must have the ability to be a part of a team that desires to build F & B revenues.

environmental justice. Our educational practices are non-traditional and experimental, so our employment structures are complex. The ideal candidate will have the capacity to bring effective Human Resources leadership to the organization in that context, bringing creativity, flexibility, curiosity, and an open mind along with enthusiasm and facility for working in a dynamic organization.

If you have a passion for culinary excellence, then we have a job for you!

Full time; eligible for our generous benefits package.

Send Resume to Geoff Conrad;

Position description and application instructions available here: employment-opportunities/

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O’Brien Brothers Agency, Inc., a familyowned Vermont real estate development and management company based in South Burlington, Vermont, is seeking a

CONSTRUCTION SITE SUPERINTENDENT to join the team. The Site Superintendent will report to the Director of Development, and will work with our construction team to ensure the timely completion of new residential construction projects, in accordance with issued plans and specifications. This position will be working almost entirely on residential and the accompanying infrastructure construction of single family and townhome style for-sale residential projects. For full job description, go to Salary commensurate with experience. Please email cover letters and resumes and a minimum of three references to: No phone calls.

Do you like being in the outdoors? Do you enjoy helping a wide range of people find the right outdoor gear, fitness clothing, outerwear, lifestyle clothing for their adventures at home and around the world? Locally owned and operated for 48 years, we dedicate ourselves to supporting our community and helping customers get what they want and need for all seasons. We’re looking for hardworking people who want to contribute to a wellfunctioning team. Expect to be challenged, focused and professional in a fun and fast paced environment. We offer and guarantee world-class products and services for customers of all experience levels. We welcome candidates with retail/ customer technical service experience, enthusiasm and strong people skills. Strongest candidates will receive a reply. Please send an up to date cover letter and resume to

8/4/174t-SkiRack080917.indd 1:38 PM Green Mountain Beverage with locations in Middlebury and Brandon, VT, maker of Woodchuck Hard Cider, is seeking the following. Come join our team!


Responsibilities include operating automated packaging machinery safely and efficiently, ensuring the quality of packages produced, loading machines with raw materials as needed (boxes, labels, glue, etc.). Qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent, strong communication skills, reading skills, the ability to work on your feet most of the day, to lift up to 40 pounds on a regular basis and a reliable team player with a positive attitude. Experience in a food or beverage environment a plus. Mechanical aptitude a plus.

Material Handler

Brandon Warehouse Put your forklift experience and strong organizational skills to work! This position will unload and receive pallets of product coming from Middlebury, will organize and store appropriately, and will load waiting trucks for shipments. The Material Handler will also coordinate space for inventory management, and will perform warehouse maintenance and cleaning. Qualifications include a High School Diploma or equivalent, strong communication skills, a mechanical aptitude, computer skills and the ability to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis. Forklift experience and experience in a manufacturing environment are required. Forklift certification is preferred. Candidate will need to be a team player with exceptional multitasking skills. Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Green Mountain Beverage provides a strong total compensation package, including incentive plan, insurance coverages, 401(k) plan and paid time off. EOE. Please email cover letter and resume to  with MH0817 in the subject line to apply for this position.

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Building Energy is hiring for carpenters! We are needing to bring more carpenters in for our busy season. We are a full-time year round construction company with competitive wages. You are able to start as soon as you are able! Experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right people. We do ask that you have basic hand tools. Please send your resume to

Part-time and full-time seasonal positions available.

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Providing Innovative Mental Health and Educational Services to Vermont’s Children & Families.

“Make a difference in the life of a child!”- NFI Vermont, a leader in specialized trauma and adolescent development, is looking to expand our team of innovators.

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Commercial/Residential Roofers & Laborers We are currently looking for experienced full-time roofers and laborers. Great pay and benefits, including paid holidays, vacation time, and company-matching IRA. Roofers should be familiar with all aspects of roofing, i.e., asphalt, standing seam, membrane, and slate. Must be dependable and have references. A valid driver’s license is desirable.

Seeking motivated, creative, and skilled people to join our team in providing Mental Health services to children, youth and families in the greater Hartford, Vermont area. The ideal candidate: a skilled communicator, desire to help kids and families, & ability to provide respectful Email resume and/or call role modeling. Position provides the opportunity to work Kevin Bannister if interested at directly with children & youth who experience emotional & 802-735-7084. behavioral challenges. Experience working with children and knowledge of the effects of trauma appreciated! CUSTODIAN Training and supervision will be provided. Positions with 2v-BannisterCustomExteriors080917.indd 1 8/7/17 12:43 PM flexible hours are available and those at least 30 hours are benefited. Bachelor’s degree is required. Winooski School District Please submit a cover letter and resume to Maintain the building to provide or call (802) 295-4600.

Foster Parents & Respite Providers VERMONT Make a difference in the life of a child! NFI is seeking Vermont homes to support children in need. A sense of humor, flexibility & willingness to work as a team are essential. We are also seeking weekend respite providers. If you are a VT home in the Greater Hartford Area or in Chittenden or Franklin counties, please contact Jodie Clarke at 802-658-3924 x 1028 or email

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a safe, clean and orderly environment. Includes cleaning tasks and other assigned duties. Must demonstrate excellent communication skills and work independently. Must be able to lift 50lbs. Full time position with excellent benefits. This position is a Tuesday-Saturday, 7 am3:30 pm shift. Some overtime may be required. Please apply online at or send resume to Rebecca Goulet, Winooski School District, 60 Normand St., Winooski, VT 05404. EOE

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United States Join the Good News Garage Team! Administrative Assistant We’re looking for someone with superior customer service and attention to detail. The Admin Assistant supports donors, clients, customers and internal staff by performing a wide range of office activities accurately and in a timely manner. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Probation Officer

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U.S. Probation Officers work for the federal court, conduct bail and pre-sentence investigations, and supervise federal defendants released to community supervision. The minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree in an approved major with two years of specialized experience. The position is hazardous duty law enforcement with a maximum age of 37 at appointment. Prior to appointment, applicants considered for this position will undergo a full background investigation, as well as undergo a medical examination and drug screening. Starting salary range is from $48,170 to $93,831 (CL 27 to CL 28), depending on qualifications. For further information and application instructions visit Deadline for complete applications is the close of business August 23, 2017. EOE.

Veterinary Receptionist

Do you have a positive attitude and a commitment to providing great customer experiences to both people and their pets in a busy clinic? Vergennes Animal Hospital is looking for a These are great opportunities to work in a meaningful environment empowering others. If you enjoy being part of a receptionist to join our fast-moving team, email a resume and cover letter to motivated team. Previous receptionist experience Ascentria Care Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. at a veterinary clinic is preferred. Schedule includes some evenings and Saturday WHERE YOU AND 4t-GoodNewsGarage080917.indd 1 8/4/174t-USProbation080917.indd 1:52 PM 1 8/4/17 1:51 PM mornings. Competitive YOUR WORK MATTER... pay and benefits package GRANT PROGRAMS MANAGER – MONTPELIER provided. Vermont Economic Progress Council seeks an energetic and outgoing self-starter. Part-Time Marketing Coordinator We’re looking for a team player for a 24-hour a week position with a flexible schedule. The Marketing Coordinator will work to increase awareness, advocacy, support and growth for Good News Garage programs and services through social media, advertising, PR/media opportunities and events.

Position reports to the Executive Director, performs variety of tasks, works closely with municipalities providing technical support and program monitoring. Works independently, with strong analytical and communication skills, and proficient with MS-Excel. Requires in-state travel. Department of Economic Development. For more information, Contact Fred Kenney at Job ID: 621864 Location: Montpelier. Application Deadline: 08/23/2017.


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The Vermont Department of Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs is seeking an experienced individual to manage and oversee a statewide regional 3v-VergennesVeterinaryHospital080917.indd 18/4/17 12:44 PM prevention consultant system, as well as, manage community and statewide grants, and initiatives. Must have a working knowledge of substance abuse prevention theory, practice, and experience with the Strategic Prevention Framework, and the Vermont Prevention Model. For more information contact Lori Uerz at 802-652-4149 or email Reference Job ID: 621861. Status: Full Time. Application Deadline: 08/16/2017.2/15/17.



The Vermont Department of Labor is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Director for its Workforce Development Division. Among a variety of duties, the primary focus of this role will be to coordinate the successful implementation of the Department’s American Job Center One-Stop initiative as part of the federal program known as WIOA. This effort will require strong communication skills, determination, innovative problem solving and the ability to manage staff. For more information contact Roger Van Tassel at 802-828-4301 or email roger.vantassel@ . Reference Job ID: 621792. Status: Full Time. Application Deadline: 8/17/2017.


The Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) has an exciting opportunity for a proven leader to take on a key managerial position in overseeing the operations of the Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD). DDSD supports a system of person-centered, individualized, community-based services for people with developmental disabilities. We seek a person with professional experience in developmental disabilities services, healthcare or human services, and supervision of professional staff. For more information, contact Clare McFadden at 802-241-0302 or Job ID: 621879. Status: Full-time; Application Deadline: 08/24/2017.

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The Agency of Education is seeking a Career Pathways Coordinator to lead the State’s efforts at building rigorous, high-quality education and training programs of study that are aligned with the skill needs of industries that are critical to Vermont’s economy. This position is primarily concerned with developing curriculum and other materials that clearly communicate career paths to high school students and that are informed by public and private sector partners. For more information, contact Jay Ramsey at 802-479-1343 or email Job ID: 621889. Status: Full Time Limited. Application Deadline: 08/21/2017.

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LPN/Med Tech and Caregivers St. Joseph Residential Care Home is seeking dedicated LPN/Med Tech and caregivers for part-time positions which will include every other weekend days, and the occasional day or evening shift during the week. All applicants must have a valid state license to be considered. Apply to:

St. Joseph Residential Care Home 243 North Prospect Street Burlington, VT 05401 (802) 864-0264





Secretary Wanted Prisoners’ Rights Office, Montpelier. Secretarial experience and professional demeanor required; prior legal secretarial experience in the criminal field preferred. Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and comfortable answering phones with a sometimes challenging clientele. Must be able to prioritize workload, and work both independently and as part of a legal team. Full-time, State PG17 position with benefits. Starting pay: $16.66/hour. EOE. Email resume and cover letter by Sunday, August 27th to:

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Business Development Administrator We have an immediate opening for a Business Development Administrator. The successful candidate should possess 1-3 years of general office administration experience, computer proficiency and exceptional customer service skills. Familiarity with the construction industry, InDesign, proposal generation and sales software preferred. If you would like to become part of our growing construction company, please fax, email or send your resume to the address below. A full job description is available on our website at We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

DEW Construction Corp. 277 Blair Park Road, Suite 130 Williston, VT 05495 Attn: Human Resources Department Email: Fax: 802-872-0707

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DIGITAL MARKETING COORDINATOR/ MANAGER Join a dynamic and innovative team! This position supports a comprehensive digital donor engagement program. The ideal candidate loves teamwork, all things digital, and is selfdirected. Excellent writing skills and an aptitude for creative thinking are a must! Opportunity to work remotely one or two days per week after six months. Salary/ title commensurate with experience. For more information, visit employment. Please submit application online; be sure to include a cover letter & resume to Attention: Human Resources Department, Francine Chittenden. The Vermont Foodbank is an EEO.

Job Developer Way2Work, a leading developmental services supported employment program, is seeking a creative and outgoing individual to join their dynamic team. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting individuals in developing career goals, job seeking skills, securing employment, and on the job training. In addition, the candidate will collaborate with businesses to build partnerships for long-term community based employment. Must demonstrate reliability, strong communication skills, and the ability to solve problems effectively and professionally. This full time position offers a comprehensive benefits package, a great work environment, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Submit resume and cover letter to Ron Turner, E.O.E.

Building a community where everyone participates and everyone belongs.

You can apply 3 ways: Stop in at the stores listed below. Send a resume’ or letter of interest to Or apply online at (select the location)


Line Cook/Sous Chef Year-Round Inn & Restaurant is currently seeking an experienced line cook/sous chef. Full Time - Year Round Position. Position will require Grill & Sautee work, in addition to prep and new ideas for specials, etc. Please email for more details, Or call 802-988-2306.




LINE COOK & SERVERS Openings immediately available for experienced cooks, dishwashers, servers, bussers and hosts at Gaku Ramen at 144 church street. If you have high volume restaurant experience and want to have fun and make money, please come and apply in person.


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Lund’s mission is to help children thrive by empowering families to break cycles of poverty,

Community Events Manager Vermont PBS is seeking an innovative, creative and enthusiastic team builder. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in project management and high attention to detail and will be responsible for the planning and execution of a wide range of advancement initiatives, including but not limited to: donor relations events, fundraising events and public relations events. Expertise with various audio and visual formats, A/V interfaces and equipment a must. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Comfortable with public speaking and assuming host/emcee duties. Proven event management experience preferred. A flexible schedule is required to support meetings and events which may occur outside normal business hours such as nights and weekends for scheduled events.

Digital Communications Specialist Vermont PBS is seeking a Digital Communications Specialist to be responsible for overseeing social media content, growth and effectiveness. In this role, you will create, coordinate, and propel our social media marketing to new heights. Seeking someone with strong experience working on social media strategy, as well as creating content and managing/building organic relationships across all social channels. Proven track record of success driving engagement and producing digital content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, etc. Solid understanding of the digital and social media universe including Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, LinkedIn, blogs, etc., and the desire and ability to stay up to date and learn new platforms as they become important. For more information regarding these positions please visit Please submit resume and cover letter by August 21, 2017 to: Vermont PBS Attn: HR Dept. 2 204 Ethan Allen Avenue Colchester, VT 05446 Or:

addiction and abuse. Lund offers hope and opportunity to families through education, treatment, family support and adoption.

Custodian THE POSITION: • Full-time, 40 hour per week position working Tuesday - Saturday.

• Perform a wide variety of cleaning duties in a residential treatment facility for pregnant and parenting women. • Principal activities include, but are not limited to, scrubbing, mopping, waxing, vacuuming, shampooing, polishing, and disinfecting offices, public areas, meeting rooms, bathrooms, dining room, stairways and vacated bedrooms. WHAT WE LOOK FOR: • Duties performed using hand held cleaning supplies/equipment and machinery. Experience in aspects of effective cleaning techniques and use of a variety of custodial machinery required.

• Ability to work with a variety of people and perform tasks independently required. WHY JOIN OUR TEAM AT LUND: • We honor and celebrate the distinctive strengths and talents of our clients and staff.

• Our work encompasses collaboration with a strong team of professionals and a strengthsbased approach to providing services to families. • Lund’s adoption program provides life-long services to families brought together through adoption. • Lund’s residential and community treatment programs are distinctive as our work focuses on both treatment and parenting. • Lund’s educators believe in laughter, the importance of fun, community-oriented activities, and non-stop learning. • Ongoing training opportunities are available. Lund offers competitive pay and paid training, as well as a comprehensive and very generous benefit package including health, dental, life, disability, retirement, extensive time off accrual, 11 paid holidays, and wellness reimbursement. EEO/AA

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Join our team as our next Program Manager — a nice mix of direct service and program oversight. You will answer inquiries, oversee the enrollment process, and supervise one staff with who you will facilitate home share matches.

Small cities and towns across America are challenged by stagnant or declining populations and the old models of economic development are changing before our eyes. Yet they are the backbone of America where individuals can still make a big difference and the residents as a whole can parlay their small town character into making their towns better places to live and raise families.

You have 5 years professional experience and a Bachelor’s degree, can travel central Vermont, are committed to our process, and have above-average organizational skills.

Community Heart & Soul® is a catalyst for positive change in small cities and towns. By actively seeking the collective wisdom of all residents, including those whose voices are often missing, Community Heart & Soul brings people together to build stronger, healthier, and more economically vibrant communities. This resident-driven model helps build trust while taking into account the unique character of a town and the deep emotional connection of the people who live there—a town’s “Heart & Soul®.” These collective insights into what truly matters most guide a community in making the best decisions about its future.

You are adept at working with a diversity of ages and backgrounds, have management experience, and are at ease with the issues of aging and health. Starts at 38K—40K and generous benefits. ADA/EOE

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For this effort we seek a strong business manager with the marketing chops to work with our Executive Director and staff of twelve to significantly grow the number of communities who embrace their “Heart & Soul.” Responsibilities include marketing, public relations, Untitled-21 communications, organizational development, executive management/leadership and information technology. Out of state travel approximately 24 days a year.


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We are a private operating foundation, 501(c)3, primarily funded by Lyman Orton, that uses a for-profit business approach to achieve its goals. Our offices are in Shelburne, VT. Go to to find out more and if you feel the same passion for this mission that we do and are a driven manager who can help move the needle, email David Leckey, Executive Director, Orton Family Foundation at 7t-OrtonFamilyFoundation080217.indd 1

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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Part-time

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Wake Robin seeks a part-time (24 hours per week) Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant to provide restorative services for residents through the therapeutic application of everyday activities. COTA will execute the treatment plan by administering medically prescribed occupational therapy treatments and programs under the supervision of the OT. This individual is a key member of our rehabilitation team, supporting our seniors with cognitive, emotional, and physical limitations, as well as those focused on maintaining their personal wellness.

The Vermont Judiciary seeks to add a CFA to its senior management team. Reporting to the State Court Administrator, the Chief of Finance & Administration directs the planning, development and implementation of key initiatives to ensure continuous improvement for the organization. S/he will be the executive level leader for several functions including but not limited to finance, budgeting, accounting; human resources and labor relations; court administrative services; safety & security; and physical infrastructure. This position oversees a team of 10 and supports an organization of almost 400 employees, $45+ million budget and over 25 locations. The person who fills this position will be stationed in Montpelier, VT. As a member of the senior management team, the CFA will be vital to strategic planning, evaluation, and execution against operational commitments. Must possess an appreciation that the skillful administration of justice depends upon public trust and confidence earned through high standards of transparency and accountability. The ideal candidate will have eight or more years of proven financial and administrative leadership experience for a large public or private entity. At least a bachelor’s degree and solid credentials are desired. The annual equivalent for this position will over $100,000 but may be negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.

This individual is directly supervised by the Occupational Therapist, and is limited by the scope of his or her certification. Candidates will have satisfied all practice requirements for certification and will have an unencumbered license.

For complete job description visit: (job code 17045) This position is open until filled but preferred consideration will be given to candidates who apply before September 18, 2017. Submit a cover letter and CV to the following email address: Format E-mail subject line as follows: “your name 17045” (example: Smith 17045). Written employment application, background check and furnished references may be required at a later date.

Interested candidates please email or complete an application online at EOE.

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Looking for experience working with children with special needs, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or emotional and behavioral challenges? Are you interested in learning new skills, especially in the growing field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)? Join our ABA services team at the Counseling Service of Addison County. We are hiring enthusiastic and team-oriented individuals to provide one on one support and training in behavioral, social, and communicative skills to children in home and school settings. Training and supervision in ABA, trauma-informed supports and ASD interventions provided. Bachelor’s degree required. Similar positions with part-time and contractual hours available. Send resumes to

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2 Full time AmeriCorps positions with a National Leader in Affordable Housing


Champlain Housing Trust’s HomeOwnership Center, serving the affordable housing needs of Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, is seeking a Home Education Coordinator and Shared Equity Coordinator. These dynamic 11+ month positions require a Bachelors degree or related work experience, proficient computer and writing skills, and a commitment to community service. Experience in housing, teaching, or lending is a plus. Positions start September 11, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

The VHCB AmeriCorps Leader position is a great way to: • learn valuable leadership skills • serve the community • get involved with the network of environmental, agricultural, housing, and energy conservation non-profits in Vermont • earn additional money for college or pay off student loans • and so much more!

Visit for more info and an application. Questions? Contact Barbara or Jaclyn at 862-6244 or Toll-free 877-274-7431. EQUAL OPPORTUNIT Y EMPLOYER - COMMIT TED TO A DIVERSE WORKPLACE.

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VT Tenants Housing Education Supervisor The hamplain alley ce of conomic pportunity s T Tenants rogram T see s an experienced, energetic, and committed individual with a high degree of initiative to join our team as the ousing ducation upervisor. The ousing ducation upervisor is responsible for managing the ongoing operation of the Tenant otline provides education and outreach services to T landlords and tenants will be the lead educator responsible teaching basic rights and responsibilities to tenants and landlords in wor shop settings responsible for utili ing, updating, providing oversight and support of our tenant training materials monitor and report on the e ectiveness of hotline services and give input to the rogram irector on potential improvements and provide direct service to clients as needed. uccessful applicants will have a achelor s degree in education, business or human services plus 2 4 years related experience paralegal training desired general nowledge of . . , 2, and or a minimum of 2 years experience wor ing with tenants, landlords and housing statutes related issues and the ability to communicate with, supervise, and empower employees to be e ective in their roles upervisory experience preferred. trong preference given to applicants uent in a native language shared by our refugee immigrant community. To learn more about this position, please visit This is a 20 hour wee position with health insurance and excellent benefits. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to eview of applications begins immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are found.

For over 28 years Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs has been committed to both exceeding our Clients’ expectations and ensuring that our talented team has opportunities for growth, development and a healthy work-life balance. Davis & Hodgdon has received many accolades over the years, most recently Top 100 Accounting Firms to Work for by Accounting Today Magazine and 2017 Best of Business - Accounting Firm by Vermont Business Magazine. Our a a d nn ng fi s seek ng a p ess na c st e focused and energetic individual to join our fast-paced team as our Client Relations Assistant. Clear and concise verbal skills, upbeat personality, strong fice sk s attent n t deta s and a p ess na appearance are essential for this position. This is an hourly, 40 hours a week position. Working hours are 9-5 Monday through Friday with 7 paid holidays and e tens e benefits package Please send your resume to

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CAREGIVER EXTRAORDINARE (for an elder with dementia)

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Request for Proposal for Northgate Residents Ownership Corporation. Northgate Residents Ownership Corporation (NROC) is currently seeking professional services and accepting proposals to research, develop, design and launch a multi-media timeline.

Building a community where everyone participates and everyone belongs.

Please email Carol Jaramillo to request a copy of the full Request for Proposal at

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Expert Database 2/27/17 6:30 PM Administrator (Allscripts Software, LLC, S. Burlington, VT) Create & maintain DB & architecture document for healthcare IT projects. Must be on-call 1 wkend/ month or less. Reqs Bach in Comp Sci/ Electronic/ Electrical Engg/ rel/equiv & 4yrs: DB admin exp; SQL DB Performance Analysis; TSQL; SW troubleshoot; & customer service in an IT role. Reqs less than 10% U.S. trvl. Resume to HR Ops Mgr 10 Glenlake Parkway, Suite 500, N. Tower, Atlanta, GA 30328 Ref#96045

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We are a growing craft distillery in Central Vermont seeking an accounting manager to join our team. The ideal candidate is a team player and self-starter with E.O.E. the proven ability to multi-task and prioritize using best practices and tools to improve success. The successful candidate will assist the Chief Financial Officer in all 8/4/17 1:53 PM accounting procedures. A degree in Accounting and experience with cost accounting in a manufacturing setting is desired. Must have the ability to analyze and interpret basic financial reports as well as in depth experience with QuickBooks Online, Microsoft Excel, and Google Suite to facilitate reconciling, monitoring, analyzing, and processing transactions from multiple sources. For a detailed description please visit our website at:

Data Management Administrator/ Executive Assistant

We have an immediate opening for a Data 4t-CaledoniaSpirits080917.indd 1 8/4/17 2v-AdNETdatabaseadmin080917.indd 11:40 AM 1 8/4/17 Management Administrator/Executive Assistant. The successful candidate should possess 1-3 years of general office administration experience, VSAC is seeking a Manager to direct our efforts under a computer proficiency and exceptional customer Department of Education Talent Search Grant which is designed to increase the high service skills. Familiarity with the construction school graduation and post-secondary enrollment rates for low-income, first-generation industry, data analysis and sales software students across the state of Vermont. preferred.

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Talent Search Manager

If you would like to become part of our growing construction company, please fax, email or send your resume to the address below. A full job description is available on our website at We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DEW Construction Corp. 277 Blair Park Road, Suite 130 Williston, VT 05495 Attn: Human Resources Department Email: Fax: 802-872-0707

Responsibilities include: overall oversight for the Talent Search budget; monitor program compliance; oversee programmatic calendar and service delivery; manage the reporting to the Department of Education; supervise, support, and manage the performance of Talent Search personnel (including roughly 8 talent search counselors located across the state who deliver services to students in 30+ Vermont middle and high schools); act as liaison between VSAC administration and Talent Search staff; represent VSAC at external events and stakeholder meetings; assist with grant writing. This position is an integral member of the Management Team within the Career and Education Outreach area at VSAC. Master’s Degree in a related field required. Candidate must also successfully complete a criminal background check. This is a grant funded position that is contingent upon continued grant funds. VSAC offers a dynamic, professional environment with competitive compensation and generous benefits package. Apply online at no later than September 1, 2017.

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Cambridge After-School Program

CAMBRIDGE AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM STAFF Monday – Friday 2:00 – 5:30pm. Preferred candidates will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with groups of school aged children in a social setting and be versed in a variety of activities to offer for the afternoon. Staff must be able to work in a high energy setting, multi-task, and be creative and active. Pay based on experience/ education $10 - $14. Send resume to

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Our Purpose SunCommon is a Benefit Corporation that is fueled by the belief that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and safer world. So we’re tearing down the barriers that have made renewable energy inaccessible with the goal of re-powering our communities one home, school, and business at a time. To this end, we make going solar easy and affordable so that all Vermonters together can take part in creating a healthier environment.

Solar Home Advisor – Windsor/Rutland Counties

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Commercial Construction Lead

AVAILABLE POSITIONS Environmental Services Worker II & III (varied shifts, FT&PT) Lead Environmental Services Worker Day Supervisor (FT)

Bring your resume, interview with hiring leaders on site Meet Environmental Services team members Assistance with our online application will be available Job Fair attendees who are hired may be eligible for a SIGN-ON bonus up to $3,000!

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Java Programmer @ Cox 7/28/17 5v-SunCommon080917.indd 2:04 PM 1 8/4/17Untitled-14 1:35 PM Automotive Corporate Services, LLC (Burlington, VT) F/T. Collaborate w/ team to write readable, maintainable & efficient code. Reqts: Bach’s degree Student Services (or foreign equiv) in CS, Departmental Administrator Info Networking, Engg (any) or rel & 2 yrs exp in Assist with advancing student success, inclusive excellence, and enrollment management job offd or as Java Dvlpr or priorities in the College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences (CEMS). Serve as the first rel. Must have 1 yr exp in point-of-contact for stakeholders. Perform a variety of office functions, including office each of fllwng skills: Java, and records management, advising/career/graduate programs staff support, front-line OOD & Java web tech platf; student advising, information dissemination, scheduling, and digital operations. Help coordinate and operationalize multi-dimensional student and academic services that session mngmnt; XML web require adherence to numerous University and CEMS deadlines, policies and procedures. svcs; database dvlpmnt Perform administrative, clerical, project coordination, enrollment management and data skills; & logical/physical tracking responsibilities. Effectively liaise with students, faculty, staff, alumni, employers data modeling. Empl will and the public, and help foster a positive, inclusive and accessible environment. Provide accept any suitable combo supervision to student employees. of edu, training or exp. Associate’s Degree and 1-3 years’ related experience required. The University is especially Send resume to: A. Davis interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the & S. Chokshi, HR, Cox institution. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how Automotive Corporate they will further this goal. Applicants must apply to Posting S1208PO through the UVM Services, LLC; 6205 Jobs system. Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30328. Indicate Questions regarding the job title & code “XC-VT” in posting can be directed to cvr ltr. EOE

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Environmental Services Job Fair!

DATE: Tuesday, August 22nd TIME: 8am - 1pm LOCATION: Sheraton Hotel, South Burlington, Maple Suite

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Join NPI, Vermont’s premier Technology Management firm. Have fun, get things accomplished and get “gonged” for delighting clients! As a member of our top-flight Canopy team, you will be a go-to IT Support Technician for essential products and applications. The team handles support requests, monitors and upgrades network components, configures workstations and users, automates service delivery, reports on system health, and resolves issues. You will work in our office most days, with occasional visits to client sites. One-plusyear full-time IT experience required; IT-related degree or certification desirable. NPI offers excellent benefits, including pet-friendly office, generous time off, matching 401(k), dependent health care benefits, flexible spending accounts and profit-sharing.

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Commercial Roofers& Laborers

Payroll Processor/

PayData Workforce Solutions is looking for an additional team member to ClientService Service Representative join our Client Department as a Payroll Processor/Client Service Representative. PayData Workforce Solutions is looking for an additional team

Year round, full time positions. Good wages & benefits. Pay negotiable with experience. EOE/M/F/VET/Disability Employer Apply in person at: A.C. Hathorne Co. 252 Avenue C Williston, VT 802-862-6473

member to join our Client Service Department as a Payroll Processor/ Client Service Representative. If you have a strong worth ethic, with can our clients to produce Our Client Service Representatives work closely 3h-ACHathorne040517.indd 1 4/3/17 10:29 AM workaccurate under deadlines andutilizing enjoy working in aimport team environment payrolls various methods including data entry, (along with worksheets, prior Customerand Service and Payroll experience), Excel time clock imports. Thewe ability to perform multiple wanttasks to hearefficiently from you. Our Service Representatives andClient manage ongoing projectswork is necessary. Attention to closely withis our detail a clients must. to produce accurate payrolls utilizing various import methods including data entry, Excel worksheets, and time clockCandidates imports. The ability perform efficientlyas well as customer service must to have priormultiple payrolltasks experience and manage ongoing projects is necessary. Attention to detail is experience and possess strong communication and organizational skills. a must. Candidates must have prior payroll experience as well as Candidates should also have proven troubleshooting skills and be able ASK-int Tag to is a premier manufacturer of RFID products. At ASK, quality is always paramount and we customer service experience and possess strong communication and adapt to new and changing technology. Our Client Service take great pride in satisfying our customers with the very best products and services we can provide. organizational skills.

Representatives work in a team environment and cubicle office setting.

Currently, the following job opportunities are available at our Essex Junction,Vermont facility: Candidates should also have proven troubleshooting skills and be able Experience to adapt to new and changing technology. Ourtelephone Client Service handling a large volume of calls, as well as having Representatives work in a team environment and cubicle office strong number skills or prior payroll experience is required; working setting. Experienceofhandling a large volume of telephone as well knowledge the “Evolution” payroll softwarecalls, is desirable. Experience with will lead ASK-intTag Engineering functions as well as manage the company’s process This key position as having strong number skills or prior payroll experience is required; Windows including Word, Excel, and Outlook is required as well as stronginitiatives from conceptual inception to full implementation. Plan, coordinate and drive improvement working knowledge of the “Evolution” payroll software is desirable. keyboarding skills. manufacturing engineering processes to the outcomes of achieving optimum results. Contribute and Experience with Windows including Word, Excel, and Outlook is participate as section leader for plant-wide metrics. Develop project ideas into well-defined project required as well as strong keyboarding skills.

Manufacturing Process Engineer

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TRAVEL SPECIALIST Tetra Tech ARD has an immediate opening for a full-time Travel Specialist to join its team in Burlington. The Travel Specialist helps spearhead all aspects of the global travel process for home office and field staff around the world. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong intercultural and communications skills, detail orientation, and creativity and problem solving. A degree relevant to the firm’s work is preferred, as are strong IT skills, a very strong customer service orientation, and a positive, optimistic outlook. • Live in Burlington; work in international development

Engineering as well as demonstrated ability to marry the equipment, process, and product sides of issues, focusing on delivering the right results for the customer as well as the business results for the company. Exposure to RFID products and services a plus.

Product Line Technical Support Specialist This position will coordinate and drive the development and execution of select customer product requirements into technical data packages, including supporting technical exhibits such as “artwork” for customer RFP/RFQ/RFI proposals and quotations. The incumbent will create data files for transfer to production operations, provide verifications of data packages to customers, and will also provide key technical support of varied internal software platforms. Bachelor’s Degree in IT strongly desired. Familiarity with RFID products and services a plus.

Production Team Members Production team members will contribute an excellent work ethic and attention to detail toward the manufacture of ASK’s quality RFID products and services. Positions are currently available on 2nd and 3rd shifts with a shift differential offered. Minimum requirements for an entry-level position on the production floor include a high school diploma or equivalent, the ability to operate different pieces of equipment and a commitment to achieving excellence in job execution. ASK-intTag offers employees a standard benefits package which includes medical coverage and 401(k) participation after completing 60 days of satisfactory service. To apply for one of the positions above, please forward a resume with cover letter to:

• Employ your IT, organization, and communications skills for the greater good

ASK-int Tag, LLC Attn: Demetra Fisher, HR Mgr 1000 River Street, Mailbox 169 Essex Junction, VT 05452

• Collaborate with development practitioners around the world Apply on our U.S. Careers page at Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech ARD’s ad. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Tetra Tech is proud to be EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

or if preferred, submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to:

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TOWN ADMINISTRATOR The Town of Waitsfield (pop. 1,719) is a vibrant community located in the heart of the Mad River Valley, surrounded by spectacular natural beauty and host of year-round outdoor amenities and activities. The town is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and engaging Town Administrator. This position assists the selectboard with administration of the town’s operating budget, supervision of six employees, and oversees all other aspects of personnel, finances, and public works.


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Clinician – Substance Abuse – Medicated Assisted Treatment Provide services through Chittenden Clinic’s outpatient opioid treatment program to patients dependent/recovering from dependence on opioids. Services include coordinated individual, group, and family counseling; and comprehensive health home services that address medical and psychosocial needs. Master’s degree in relevant discipline required.

Registered Nurse – Medicated Assisted Treatment Program

Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business management, or a relevant field required (Master’s preferred). Candidate should have excellent communication skills; a working knowledge of municipal finance and budgeting; and good computer skills. Three years’ municipal government or business administration experience desired.

Seeking a dedicated full-time registered nurse who will be responsible for safely dispensing methadone and buprenorphine products and maintaining all Nursing Dispensary operations at Howard Center’s Chittenden Clinic. Minimum two years’ experience in nursing and education based on that required by State of VT for licensure. Must have excellent attention to detail and organizational skills plus strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Salary range is $55,000-$65,000 with a competitive benefits package. A full job description and ad are available here: http://

Residential Counselor – Branches

Please submit confidential cover letter, resume, and three professional references to with subject line “Waitsfield.” Application deadline: Friday, August 25, 2017.

Seeking an energetic and professional individual to provide a safe environment for persons with mental health challenges living in an independent permanent housing environment. Individual will provide supportive counseling, medication management, and crisis intervention as needed and help residents strengthen coping and symptom management skills. Bachelor’s Degree required. Two part-time positions available. 30 hours/week and 28 hours/week.

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Vermont Information Technology 8/7/17 10:15 AM Leaders, Inc. (VITL) has immediate openings for the following fulltime positions in Burlington, VT:

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Seeking individual to provide support services for congenitally deaf-blind adults with significant mental health issues. He/she will work in the client home and in the community providing visual and auditory information needed for client to interact with others in the community. Bachelor’s degree required. Part-time 30-hour position.

Sub-Registered Nurse – Medication Assisted Treatment Program

Director of Sales: Responsible for selling VITL’s Health Information Exchange (HIE) / Health Information Technology (HIT) solutions to health care organizations including hospitals, academic medical centers, hospital and independent practices, and other health care entities such as public and private HIEs.

Clinical Data Quality Specialist: Requires someone with strong client relationship skills to provide consulting services, new product and service training, and new service implementation support for VITL clients. Requires experience with meaningful use, security risk assessments and health care practice workflow.

Programmer Analyst: Develop and support system interfaces for the Vermont Health Information Exchange using HL7 and Orion Rhapsody interface engine. Requires Java and Javascript skills. Experience with interoperability solutions for health care IT development a plus. For detailed job description, please visit To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.

Seeking a Registered Nurse to cover vacancies. Our nurses are responsible for safely dispensing methadone and buprenorphine products and maintaining all Nursing Dispensary operations. Must have excellent attention to detail and organizational skills plus strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Supervisor II – First Call for Chittenden County Join First Call for Chittenden County, Howard Center’s emergency services program, as a Supervisor. First Call responds to mental health emergencies, with the philosophy that the caller defines the crisis. Duties include internal and external training, direct clinical service, shift coverage and direct staff supervision. Master’s Degree, licensed/license-eligible and leadership/ supervisory experience.

Howard Center offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance, as well as generous paid time off for all regular positions scheduled 20+hrs/week.

Please visit our website Enter position title to view details and apply.

Howard Center is an Equal-Opportunity Employer. Applicants needing assistance or an accommodation in completing the on-line application should feel free to contact Human Resources at 488-6950 or

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Office Manager/Programs Assistant: The Office Manager/Program Assistant will work as a team member in our fast paced office and oversee a range of day to day operations. 20 hours a week. $15 - $17/hour. Send Cover letter, Resume and 3 References by August 18, 2017 to Nina Curtiss, Executive Director: Job description available at the City of St. Albans website under employment opportunities.

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Northfield Middle/ High School

School Nurse Northfield Middle/ High School is looking for a Nurse (1.0 FTE). Must have Professional Educator License 4:06 PMwith a school nurse endorsement. Familiarity with Standards of Practice: School Health Services preferred.

UVM Dining/Sodexo is hiring:

Cooks, Dishwashers and Catering Personnel Join our amazing team and be a part of the farm-to-table movement! Open house every Tuesday & Thursday from 2pm-5pm at 250 Colchester Ave in the Btv - at UVM Trinity campus. Apply directly at WWW.SODEXO.BALANCETRAK.COM SODEXO IS AN EEO/AA/ MINORITY/FEMALE/DISABILITY/ VETERAN EMPLOYER

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Full time, benefits.

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Service/ Security Officer Full-time

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Wake Robin, Vermont’s premiere continuing care retirement community seeks an experienced Security Officer to ensure that our community is secure and that our residents are safe throughout the nighttime hours. Duties include addressing emergency or comfort concerns of residents, responding to and assessing situations involving the physical plant, and ensuring that all buildings are secured according to appropriate schedules. We seek an individual with a background in security or as a first responder, with the compassion and problem solving skills to interact with our senior population. At least 3 years of relevant experience is required. Two possible shifts: 8-hour evenings/overnights. Overnight 12hour shift Th/F/S. Please specify your shift preference in your response. Interested candidates please complete an application online at


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Are you a self-starting entrepreneur who loves the church and its future? We are a forward-looking church seeking a special person to support our Mission & Outreach, Children 1:51 PM & Youth, and Transformational Ministries from our downtown doorstep sharing our vision of “Be the Church.”

Customer Care Representative

Superb Opportunity for Experienced Restauranteur: The historic Quincy Hotel in Franklin County seeks chef/owner ready to lease and operate 80-seat bar/restaurant. Major renovations underway; stellar opportunity to get in on the ground oor and build a destination dining spot. Locals and guests are eager to return to this community hub.

Join our Team! Our growing inbound call center is in need of 2nd Shift Customer Care Representatives. Strong typing, verbal and written communication skills required with an ability to multitask while processing calls per accountspecific instructions. Extensive training provided to selected candidates. Benefits Package includes flexible hours, paid vacation, 401K, medical, dental, life insurance.

Seasonal Positions

Send resumes to: kclayton@ 802.985.8922

Retail Help

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PERMANENT PART-TIME We are looking for part-time employees in our busy Shelburne store. Flexible schedule, weekends a must. Stop by our store on Route 7 for an application, or call 985-2000 for more information.

(Winooski, VT) For full job description and application download go to: /jobs.htm To apply, please complete an application, attach a resume if you have one, and return in person or email to: Mount Mansfield Maple Products 450 Weaver Street, Suite 18 Winooski, VT 05404

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Part Time Barista, Sales Clerk at Village Wine and Coffee. Barista Skills a plus, must be self motivated and work well with others. Enthusiasm, integrity and commitment are most welcome. Be a part of our coffee and wine community.

Send resume and inquiry to

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Barista Retail Sales

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Restaurant Operator

Community Ministries Coordinator

Village Wine & Coffee

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FTE PE/Health Teacher. The Roxbury Village School is looking for 0.40 FTE PE/Health Teacher. The Northfield Schools (K-8) is looking for a 0.40 FTE Health Teacher. This would be a combined position (0.80 FTE). VT Teacher license with proper endorsement.

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Tuesday Nights at Juniper

Plates With Benefits

Tour the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps farm fields with youthful corps members, then return to the historic West Monitor Barn for cocktails and snacks. During the dinner hour, sup on five courses from chef Mike Kennedy, beginning with seared sea scallops and fresh green salads crowned with poached Asian pears and local chèvre, roasted tomato bisque dotted with basil oil, and Vermont-raised Berkshire pork braised in pinot noir, with sumptuous sweets to finish. If all that eating makes you feel like dancing, shake a leg to tunes by the Microfixers and friends. All proceeds benefit Health Care Share, a food assistance collaboration of VYCC and the Universitiy of Vermont Health Network.

A Bucket of Fried Chicken, All the Fixings, and a 32 oz Growler of VT Beer - All for $40

FARM TO TABLE BENEFIT DINNER: Saturday, August 12, 5:30-9:30 p.m., West Monitor Barn, Richmond, $50 per person; $90 for two. Info, 434-3969.

WHISKEY & WILDERNESS: Artist Rob Mullen whisks listeners away with stories of adventure and wildlife. Spirit tastings with Mad River Distillers, cocktails, s’mores and songs by Mayfly round out the evening. Thursday, August 10, 5-7 p.m., Shelburne Museum. Museum admission, $7-24, free for members, military and kids under 5; preregister; cash bar. Info, 985-3346,

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FLY FISHING FESTIVAL: Hook, line and sinker, anglers are all in for a day of casting workshops, fly-tying demos, vendors, Back Road BBQ bites and country music by Kelly Ravin. Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester Center. Free. Info, 362-3300,

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FARM SMARTER NOT HARDER: HARVEST EFFICIENCY FOR CARROT & BEET CROPS: Farmers learn tricks and techniques to improve crop yield with a focus on carrots and beets. Jericho Settlers Farm, 3-6 p.m. $20-25. Info, 434-3821.


Find visual art exhibits and events in the art section.


JEFFERSONVILLE FARMERS & ARTISAN MARKET: Live music spices up a gathering of more than 30 vendors. 49 Old Main St., Jeffersonville, 4:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, jefffarmersandartisanmarket65@gmail. com.


CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: History comes to life when church members reenact noteworthy events from the building’s past. First Congregational Church Essex, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 878-5745. COFFEE HOUR: Friends, neighbors and AARP Vermont volunteers catch up on upcoming activities and issues facing older Vermonters. Cups of joe are free! The Skinny Pancake, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. Free. Info, 951-1313.



GREENER DRINKS: Supporters of commonsense cannabis reform sip beverages and discuss the culture, industry and politics of the agricultural product. Zenbarn, Waterbury, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM & A LICENSE PLATE: Prior to receiving a token from Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner Rob Ide, historian Howard Coffin presents a letter to the Athenaeum signed by senator George Aiken. A reception follows. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1393.


KNITTING & MORE: Needleworkers, including beginners, hone their skills. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.


DROP-IN HIP-HOP DANCE: Beginners are welcome at a groove session inspired by infectious beats. Swan Dojo, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. $15. Info, 540-8300.


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notions of identity, self and unity. Phantom Theater, Edgcomb Barn, Warren, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 496-5997.

GUIDED TOURS: A historic Gothic Revival house opens its doors for hourly excursions. Self-guided explorations of the gardens, exhibits and walking trails are also available. Justin Morrill Homestead, Strafford, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $6; free for kids 14 and under. Info, 828-3051. NEWS & BREWS: Citizens chat up Vermont business people and policy makers over cups of joe. Generator, Burlington, 8-9 a.m. Free. Info, 540-0761. OPEN MIC NIGHT: Feats of comedy, music, poetry and storytelling fill five-, 10- and 15-minute time slots. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 7-9 p.m. Donations. Info, info@mainstreetmuseum. org.

fairs & festivals

ADDISON COUNTY FAIR & FIELD DAYS: Vermont’s largest agricultural fair hosts horse shows, tractor pulls, kiddie rides and live entertainment. Addison County Fairgrounds, New Haven, 8:30 a.m.-midnight. $5-45; free for kids 5 and under; $12-20 for unlimited ride bracelets. Info, 866-666-3247. WONDERARTS SUMMER CELEBRATION: What better way to celebrate the season than with music by the Kingdom Allstars, traveling poet Kevin Devaney and mouthwatering eats? Greensboro Barn, 5:30-8 p.m. $10; cash bar. Info, 533-9370.



Personal Shopper “Instead of just storing my things in the basement, I can make a street of shops and display them,” Barbra Streisand told Harper’s BAZAAR in a 2010 profile of the singer and her decorating style. Her taste in décor was documented in My Passion for Design, a coffee-table book released the same year featuring photos of Streisand’s lavish Malibu estate. The volume inspired Buyer & Cellar,, the hit off-Broadway comedy by Jonathan Tolins. In it, an out-of-work actor takes a job manning the diva’s underground mall, where, as its sole employee, he tallies the true price of fame. Steve Stettler directs actor Kyle Branzel (pictured) in a Weston Playhouse Theatre Company OtherStages production of this one-man show.

‘BUYER & CELLAR’ Thursday and Friday, August 10 and 11, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, August 12, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, August 13, 3 p.m.; and Tuesday and Wednesday, August 15 and 16, 7:30 p.m., at Weston Rod & Gun Club. See website for additional dates. $15-35. Info, 824-5288.

See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘BEING MORTAL’: Lunch and a discussion follow a screening of this 2015 episode of PBS’ “Frontline,” which delves into doctor-patient relationships near the end of life. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 10 a.m.-noon. Free; $5-6 for lunch. Info, 223-3322. ‘FINDING NEMO’: The heartfelt story of a clownfish trying to find his son plays out on the big screen. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 775-0903. ‘FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES’: Monarchs make an extraordinary journey to Mexico’s remote mountain peaks in this 2D and 3D film experience. Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 11 a.m. & 1 & 3 p.m. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 877-324-6386.

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AUG.15 | WORDS Beach Read Be they frequent vacationers or armchair travelers, lit lovers are whisked to the Massachusetts peninsula of Cape Cod in a conversation with author Robert Finch on his latest essay collection. Released earlier this year, The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore contains meditations on the popular summertime destination. The writer, whom the New York Times describes as “a keen and passionate observer,” ponders aspects ranging from shipwrecks to beached whales to everyday human interactions. A short reading gives way to a discussion with Middlebury College professor emeritus John Elder, a Q&A and a book signing.

ROBERT FINCH Tuesday, August 15, 7 p.m., at the Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury. Free. Info, 388-2061.

Instrumental Performance


The third annual Middlebury Chamber Music Festival offers four days of concerts and classes for musicians and classical music fans alike. A highlight of this year’s program is Saturday’s gala concert featuring visiting faculty members Miho Weber (pictured) on cello and Jonathan Weber, Marc Ramirez and Olivia Hajioff on viola and violin. Bows in hand, the foursome captivates listeners with movements from string quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich, Joseph Haydn and Felix Mendelssohn. The players also pair off for duets by Erwin Schulhoff and Aleksey Igudesman. Proceeds from this bow-and-string session benefit Middlebury Community Music Center scholarships and the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on the Green. MIDDLEBURY CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL GALA CONCERT Saturday, August 12, 8-9:30 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on the Green, Middlebury. $20. Info, 989-7538.










Thursday, August 10, 7:30 p.m., at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $16-20. Info, 863-5966.




Music is a family tradition for pianist Arturo O’Farrill. Son of the late Afro-Cuban jazz trailblazer Chico O’Farrill, the instrumentalist and composer has forged a path of his own as the Grammy Awardwinning leader of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. He is also the founder and artistic director of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, a nonprofit “dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz.” The player’s own children seem to be following in his footsteps: His sons Zachary, a drummer, and Adam, a trumpeter, join him and other musicians onstage this Thursday for a toe-tapping performance at Burlington’s FlynnSpace.


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‘MEERKATS 3D’: Academy Award-nominated actress Emily Watson narrates an immersive film following a family of highly social mammals in the Kalahari Desert. Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 877-324-6386. ‘SEA MONSTERS 3D: A PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE’: Footage of paleontological digs from around the globe tells a compelling story of scientists working as detectives to answer questions about an ancient and mysterious ocean world. Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, noon, 2 & 4 p.m. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.50-16.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848. ‘WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D’: A film follows a herd of large planteating species in Cretaceous Alaska through the seasons and the challenges of growing up. Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30 p.m. $3-5 plus regular admission, $13.5016.50; admission free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848.

food & drink

BARRE FARMERS MARKET: Crafters, bakers and farmers share their goods. Currier Park, Barre, 3-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, barrefarmersmarket@gmail. com. CHAMPLAIN ISLANDS FARMERS MARKET: Baked items, fresh produce, meats and eggs sustain seekers of local goods. South Hero St. Rose of Lima Church, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, COMMUNITY SUPPER: A scrumptious spread connects friends and neighbors. Bring a dessert to share. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 5-5:45 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 300.





LEDDY PARK BEACH BITES: Lakeside picnickers enjoy food-truck fare, a beer garden, kids’ activities and live entertainment. Attendees on two wheels make use of free bike valet service. No dogs, please. Leddy Park, Burlington, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 864-0123. MIDDLEBURY FARMERS MARKET: Crafts, cheeses, breads, veggies and more vie for spots in shoppers’ totes. VFW Post 7823, Middlebury, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, NEWPORT FARMERS MARKET: Pickles, meats, eggs, fruits, veggies, herbs and baked goods are a small sampling of the seasonal bounty. Causeway, Newport, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 274-8206. SUMMER BUY LOCAL MARKET: Consumers purchase farm-fresh fare and connect with local producers at a celebration of regional bounty. Vermont Statehouse lawn, Montpelier, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 505-1661. VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: Local products — think veggies, breads, pastries, cheeses, wines, syrups, jewelry, crafts and beauty supplies — draw shoppers to a diversified bazaar. Depot Park, Rutland, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 342-4727. WOODSTOCK MARKET ON THE GREEN: Homespun products and farm-fresh eats fill tables. Woodstock Village Green, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 457-3555.


BRIDGE CLUB: Strategic players have fun with the popular card game. Burlington Bridge Club, Williston, 9:15 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. $6. Info, 872-5722. DO YOU WANT TO LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE?: Players of varying experience levels put strategic skills to use. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 10 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 223-3322. SCAVENGER HUNT: Lists in hand, community members search Bridge Street bricks for words

and phrases. Call for list pick-up locations. Bridge Street, Waitsfield. Free. Info, 496-9416.

5-6:30 p.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.

health & fitness

KID’S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: Half-pints play in a bounce house, try their hand at games and activities, and embark on a scavenger hunt. Each attendee receives a ticket for a pizza dinner. St. Albans Historical Museum, 5-8 p.m. $5-10; free for kids. Info, 527-7933.

BONE BUILDERS: Folks of all ages ward off osteoporosis in this exercise and prevention class. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 7:30-8:30 & 9-10 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. BUTI YOGA: A fusion of power yoga, tribal dance and deep abdominal toning boosts the flow of energy throughout the body in a class for women. Prenatal Method Studio, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $10. Info, CHAIR TAI CHI: A fun and unique lesson leads students through lowimpact moves. Champlain Senior Center, McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 316-1510.

SCIENCE LOVES ART: Young’uns work their mental muscles with hands-on experiments exploring bubbles, light, color and sound. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Regular admission, $13.5016.50; free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 877-324-6386.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS YOUNG ATHLETES PROGRAM: Children ages 2 through 7 with and without intellectual disabilities strengthen physical, cognitive W ED and social development skills. E .9 GENTLE TAI CHI: Madeleine |O ER Brownell Library, Essex Junction, UT SH E Piat-Landolt guides students in I DO FL OR S 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. | T HE RE B E DR A GO N a sequence of poses with an emphasis on relaxation and alignment. Champlain Senior Center, McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 658-3585. GENTLE YOGA IN RICHMOND: Students get their stretch on with Lynn Clauer of Sound & Soul Awakenings. Partial proceeds benefit the Williston Community Food Shelf. Balance Yoga, Richmond, 11 a.m.-noon. $10. Info, 922-0516. GENTLE YOGA IN WATERBURY: Individuals with injuries or other challenges feel the benefits of a relaxing and nourishing practice. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Donations. Info, studio@

THREE LITTLE PIGS: Tykes create houses, then see if they stand up to the “big bad wolf,” also known as a hair dryer. Fairfax Community Library, 10-11 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420.

WEDNESDAY BOOKTIVITY: MARBLE RUN: Using a variety of materials, creative thinkers construct a course for marbles to travel from top left to bottom right. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 3-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660. YOGA FOR KIDS: Yogis ages 2 through 5 strike a pose to explore breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1111:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.

MICHELE FAY BAND: Elements of folk, swing and bluegrass blend in understated originals and traditional covers. Currier Park, Barre, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 388-6863. MIDDLEBURY CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: STRING QUARTET IN THE PARK: From Maroon 5 to Mendelssohn, instrumentalists hit all the right notes in a Middlebury Chamber Music Festival concert of pop and classical numbers. Town Hall Park, Middlebury, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 989-7538. ROCKY DAWUNI: African, Caribbean and American sounds converge in soulful songs. Dartmouth Green, Hanover, N.H., 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422. ROGER STREET FRIEDMAN: Folk strains from the 2017 album Shoot the Moon are met with applause. Mediterranean Mix is on hand with mouthwatering eats. Martha Pellerin & Andy Shapiro Memorial Bandstand, Middlesex, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 272-4920. ZENTH POWER PICNIC: Gospel-funksters the Nth Power and Vermont’s Soule Monde bring on the beats. Farm-to-table fare fuels the fun. Zenbarn, Waterbury, food, drinks and games, 5 p.m.; music, 7:30 p.m. $15-40. Info, 244-8134.


THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE REALLY, REALLY ITCHY: Hikers learn to identify poison ivy, medicinal jewelweed and other local plants. Nature Center, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 2 p.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. THE MAGIC OF BIRD MIGRATION: Avian enthusiasts learn how songbirds, shorebirds and other species travel thousands of miles each year with astounding accuracy. Nature Center, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 4 p.m. $2-4; free for children ages 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.

GINGER’S EXTREME BOOT CAMP: Triathletes, Spartan racers and other fitness fanatics challenge themselves to complete Navy Seal exercises during an intense workout. Come in good shape. Private residence, Middlebury, 7-8 a.m. $8-12; for ages 16 and up. Info, 343-7160.


THERE BE DRAGONFLIES HERE: Entomology enthusiasts capture and identify species during this basic introduction to the winged insects. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 7 p.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.

NIA WITH LINDA: Eclectic music and movements drawn from healing, martial and dance arts propel an animated barefoot workout. South End Studio, Burlington, 8:30-9:30 a.m. $14; free for first-timers. Info, 372-1721.

INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Pupils improve their speaking and grammar mastery. Private residence, Burlington, 6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757.


PILATES: Active bodies utilize core strength, build body awareness, improve posture, gain stamina and alleviate pain with this innovative system of exercise. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 7:15-8:15 a.m. Donations. Info, RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: Folks in recovery and their families enrich mind, body and spirit in an all-levels class. All props are provided; wear loose clothing. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 10:3011:30 a.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. SUNRISE YOGA: Participants of all levels enjoy slowing down, moving mindfully and breathing deeply while building strength and stamina on the mat. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 6-7 a.m. Donations. Info, VINYASA YOGA: Salutations, standing poses, seated poses, backbends and inversions are on the agenda in a class for all experience levels. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 244-8134. YOGA ON THE DOCK: Healthy bodies jump-start the day at a serene outdoor practice with lakeside views. Community Sailing Center, Burlington, 7-8 a.m. $15. Info, 864-9642. ZUMBA EXPRESS: A shortened version of this guided beat-driven workout gives students a much-needed midday surge of energy. Marketplace Fitness, Burlington, 11:30 a.m.-noon. $12; free for members and first-timers. Info, 651-8773.


JUNIOR RANGER ROUNDUP: Little ones nurture a love for nature and become familiar with the park. Nature Center, Little River State Park, Waterbury,

BEGINNER ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS: Students build a foundation in reading, speaking and writing. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS: Learners take communication to the next level. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SPANISH: Hola! Language lovers perfect their fluency. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.


Find club dates in the music section. CAPITAL CITY BAND: The community ensemble hits all the right notes at a weekly gig on the green. Vermont Statehouse lawn, Montpelier, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 456-7054. CITY HALL PARK SUMMER CONCERTS: STARLINE RHYTHM BOYS: Listeners groove to vintage country, honky-tonk and rockabilly songs at an outdoor barn-burner. Burlington City Hall Park, noon. Free. Info, 865-7166. COMMUNITY EVENINGS AT THE FARM: Burlington band Steady Betty entertain picnickers. Shelburne Farms, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 985-8686. DANIEL ROMANO: Pop-rock strains from the 2017 album Modern Pressure carry courtesy of the Canadian-born music man. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. $12-14. Info, 540-0406. THE GULLY BOYS: Fans get on their feet for tunes by the professional rock and jam band. Proctorsville Green, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 226-7736. MARK & CINDY LEMAIRE: Masterful fingerpicking and vocal harmonies collide in compelling songs by the husband-wife duo. Richmond Free Library, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 434-3036.

AWAKENING THE HEART OF COMPASSION: A MEDITATION PRACTICE & STUDY PROGRAM: Those looking to live with wisdom and courage can join this ongoing facilitated program at any time. Wellspring Mental Health and Wellness Center, Hardwick, 5:30-7 p.m. Donations. Info,


SUNSET TOUR: Cyclists spin their wheels on a scenic roundtrip ride from Jeffersonville to Johnson. Locally sourced snacks keep energy levels high. Lamoille Valley Bike Tours, Jeffersonville, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $40. Info, 730-0161. WOMEN’S PICKUP BASKETBALL: Players dribble up and down the court during an evening of friendly competition. Appletree Park, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Free; preregister at Info,


DON HARRIS: The host of “Dr. Don’s Out of the Box” promotes healthy choices in “How Our Lifestyles, Environment and Diet are Killing Us.” Author Ophir Akiva also speaks. Topnotch Resort & Spa, Stowe, 6-8:30 p.m. $25. Info, 800-866-9075. ‘WHAT ARE ECLIPSES?’: Folks of all ages join the Vermont Astronomical Society for an out-of-thisworld exploration of the celestial phenomenon. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.


TECH HELP WITH CLIF: Electronics novices develop skill sets applicable to smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, noon & 1 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6955.


TECH TUTOR: Techies answer questions about computers and devices during one-on-one help sessions. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 4-6 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-4918. TECHNOLOGY NIGHT: Ports and cables becomes second nature during a class with Vermont Technical College’s Ken Bernard. Bring your own device. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.


‘LA BELLE HÉLÈNE’: Soaring vocals propel Opera North’s production of Jacques Offenbach’s comedy of mistaken identity. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $20-90. Info, 603-448-0400. ‘THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE’: When a drag act joins the bill at Casey’s club, the unemployed Elvis impersonator has the chance to trade one sequined outfit for another in this musical comedy staged by Dorset Theatre Festival. Dorset Playhouse, 2-4 & 7:30-9:30 p.m. $39-52. Info, 867-2223. ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’: The Highland Center for the Arts raises the curtain on its inaugural production with the Bard’s comedy about lovers, actors and meddling fairies. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 7 p.m. $10-25. Info, 533-9075. ‘THE MUSIC MAN’: Traveling salesman Harold Hill’s scheming ways come back to haunt him in this classic comedy, interpreted by the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. Weston Playhouse, 2 & 7:30 p.m. $15-67. Info, 824-5288. ‘YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU’: Theater lovers laugh until they cry during a Saint Michael’s Playhouse production of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s 1930s screwball comedy. Saint Michael’s Playhouse, McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 8 p.m. $35-44. Info, 654-2281.


AUTHORS AT THE ALDRICH: Fiction writer Thomas Christopher Greene excerpts If I Forget You and The Headmaster’s Wife. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 476-7550. BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: Readers weigh in on Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo by Boris Fishman. Local History Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST BOOK CLUB: Lit lovers recommend titles they’ve recently read. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-726-6499.


FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS PRESENTATION: Attendees gain an understanding of the effects of U.S. trade policies on the Global South. Arrive at 11:30 a.m. to participate in a PJC new volunteer orientation. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345, ext. 6.

FOR REAL WOMEN SERIES WITH BELINDA: GIT UR FREAK ON: R&B and calypso-dancehall music is the soundtrack to an empowering sensual dance session aimed at confronting body shaming. Swan Dojo, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $15. Info,


DANCE, PAINT, WRITE: DROP-IN: Teens and adults create, connect, heal and grow through self-guided movement and art set to music. Expressive Arts Burlington, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $20; free for firsttimers. Info, 343-8172. FEAST & FIELD MARKET: Locally grown produce and the folk, rock and world stylings of Billy Wylder are on the menu at a pastoral party. Clark Farm, Barnard, market, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; concert, 5:30-8 p.m. Donations. Info, 234-1645. GUIDED TOURS: See WED.9. HOWARD FRANK MOSHER TRIBUTE TOUR: Filmmaker Jay Craven reflects on his collaborations with the late Vermont writer before showing his 1993 movie Where the Rivers Flow North. Radio producer Erica Heilman conducts an onstage interview. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 6:30 p.m. $5-12. Info, 357-4616. JOB HUNT HELP: Community College of Vermont interns assist employment seekers with everything from résumé writing to online applications. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1393. QUEEN CITY GHOSTWALK: WICKED WATERFRONT: A spooky stroll along the shores of Lake Champlain with Thea Lewis elicits thrills and chills. Meet 10 minutes before the start time. Union Station, Burlington, 8 p.m. $20. Info, 863-5966. TROPICAL FISH CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: Speakers ranging from local hobbyists to nationally known aquarium aficionados share their expertise. Essex Junction VFW Post, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 372-8716. WHISKEY & WILDERNESS: Artist Rob Mullen whisks folks away with adventure and wildlife stories. Spirit tastings with Mad River Distillers, cocktails, s’mores and songs by Mayfly round out the evening. Shelburne Museum, 5-7 p.m. Regular admission, $7-24; free for members, active military and kids under 5; preregister; cash bar. Info, 985-3346.

fairs & festivals

ADDISON COUNTY FAIR & FIELD DAYS: See WED.9, 8-midnight. SUMMERVALE: Locavores fête farms and farmers at a weekly event centered on food, brews and kids’ activities, with City Market/Onion River Co-op workshops and music by the High Breaks. Intervale Center, Burlington, 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, eleanor@



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WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE & FREEDOM MEETING: Socially conscious ladies convene to discuss upcoming programs and community-related topics. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-4929.




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‘MAMMA MIA!’ SING-ALONG: Audience members lift their voices to timeless tunes by ABBA during a screening of this 2008 film adaptation. Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 457-3981.

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CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: Wordsmiths focus on elements of craft while discussing works-inprogress penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.

NEWBERRY MARKET: Shoppers browse specialty foods, clothing, pottery, décor, collectibles and more at a weekly indoor bazaar. Newberry Market, White River Junction, 2-7 p.m. Free. Info,

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BARK & BREW SERIES: Pups romp around the HSCC play yard while snacks and craft beers tempt pet owners’ taste buds. Humane Society of Chittenden County, South Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5-20. Info, 862-0135. JERICHO FARMERS MARKET: Passersby graze through veggies, pasture-raised meats, coffee and handmade crafts. Mills Riverside Park, Jericho, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, jerichofarmersmarket@ MILTON FARMERS MARKET: Fresh finds woo seekers of produce, eggs, meat and maple syrup. Hannaford Supermarket, Milton, 3:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 893-1009. MONTGOMERY FARMERS MARKET: Those in search of baked goods, pizza, Texas barbecue, fresh flowers, produce and meats find what they desire. Pratt Hall, Montgomery, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 326-4189. PEDAL TO PLATE FARM TOUR: An afternoon of food, fun and adventure begins in Johnson and takes e-bike riders to Wolcott’s Sandiwood Farm for a tour and a garden-inspired meal. Lamoille Valley Bike Tours, Jeffersonville, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $85; preregister; limited space. Info, 730-0161. PIZZA SOCIAL: A horse-powered producer of veggies, flowers, mushrooms and meat plays host at a wood-fired pizza party, followed by a tour of the grounds. Wild Carrot Farm, Brattleboro, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 434-3821. ROYALTON FARMERS MARKET: A cornucopia of farm-fresh fare catches shoppers’ eyes. South Royalton Town Green, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 763-8302. SUMMER SUPPERS: Diners pile their plates with pulled pork, homemade salads, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, desserts, and beverages. United Church of Cabot, takeout, 5-5:30 p.m.; open seating, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 563-2715. VERGENNES FARMERS MARKET: Local food and crafts, live music, and hot eats add flavor to summer evenings. Kennedy Brothers Building, Vergennes, 4-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 233-9180.





WOODBELLY PIZZA POP-UP: Foodies take away wood-fired sourdough slices, farinata and other tasty eats made with local ingredients. Call ahead to order whole pies. Woodbelly Pizza, Montpelier, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $3-26. Info, 552-3476. WORCESTER FARMERS MARKET: Food trucks, local produce, bands and kids’ activities bring neighbors together. 52 Elmore Rd., Worcester, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 272-3309.


CHITTENDEN COUNTY CHESS CLUB: Checkmate! Strategic thinkers make calculated moves as they vie for their opponents’ kings. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 324-1143. GAME NIGHT: From Monopoly to Bananagrams, players participate in tabletop pastimes. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 6 p.m. Donations. Info, 356-2776. POKÉMON LEAGUE: I choose you, Pikachu! Players of the trading-card game earn weekly and monthly prizes in a fun, friendly environment where newbies can be coached by league leaders. Brap’s Magic, Burlington, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0498. SCAVENGER HUNT: See WED.9.

health & fitness

KARMA KLASS: DONATION-BASED YOGA FOR A CAUSE: Active bodies hit the mat to support local nonprofits. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Donations. Info, 540-0186. MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: A peaceful, guided meditation helps participants achieve a sense of stability and calm. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 777-8602. YOGA: A Sangha Studio instructor guides students who are in recovery toward achieving inner tranquility. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, 448-4262.

MIDDLEBURY CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: CELLO MASTER CLASS: Visiting artist Miho Weber schools musicians on the bow-and-string instrument. Middlebury Community House, 2-3:30 p.m. $15. Info, 989-7538. MIDDLEBURY CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: MUSIC IMPROV WORKSHOP: Adults and middle and high school students with at least three years experience on their instrument sharpen their skills. Middlebury Community House, 4-5:30 p.m. $15; limited space. Info, 989-7538. ROCKY DAWUNI: African, Caribbean and American sounds converge in soulful songs. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. $12. Info, 540-0406.

YOGA & FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT: A class for beginners is tailored to suit the needs of students looking to improve their posture and overall wellbeing. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Donations. Info,


BABY & TODDLER PLAYGROUP: Parents connect while kids ages 3 and younger enjoy toys, stories, challah and juice. Social Hall, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, JUNIOR RANGER ROUNDUP: See WED.9. KEVA BUILDING CHALLENGE: Using small wooden planks, aspiring engineers try to construct the tallest tower or the strongest bridge. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 11 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660. LEGO CLUB: Brightly colored interlocking blocks inspire developing minds. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.


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BEGINNER-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Basic communication skills are on the agenda at a guided lesson. Private residence, Burlington, 6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757.


Find club dates in the music section. 802-U2: A TRIBUTE TO THE ‘JOSHUA TREE’ ALBUM: Rutland-area musicians serve up renditions of hits such as “Where the Streets Have No Name” and “With or Without You.” Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7 p.m. $15. Info, 775-0903. ARTURO O’FARRILL & ENSEMBLE IN RESIDENCE: The founder and director of Lincoln Center’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra hits all the right notes in a piano performance. See calendar spotlight. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $16-20. Info, 863-5966. BARIKA: The horn-driven, Burlington-based band brings West African grooves to a lively performance. Montgomery Recreation Center, 6-9 p.m. Free. Info, 326-4719.

CHAIR YOGA: Yogis limber up with modified poses. Champlain Senior Center, McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 316-1510.

‘FIGAROS HOCHZEIT’: Middlebury College’s German for Singers language school presents an abbreviated version of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Sung in German. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 8:30 p.m. $15; limited space. Info, 382-9222. HUDOST: Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines are the core musicians in this neo-folk, world rock

‘KISS ME, KATE’: Opera North stages Cole Porter’s musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, in which a pair of divorced actors reunite onstage. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $20-90. Info, 603-448-0400. ‘THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE’: See WED.9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’: See WED.9.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Taco Truck All Stars dish out eats during an evening of classic country and blues with the Stone Cold Roosters. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581.

‘THE THREE SISTERS’: Vermont Theatre Festival raises the curtain on Anton Chekhov’s story of siblings who dream of escaping their provincial town. Unadilla Theatre, Marshfield, 7:30 p.m. $10-20. Info, 456-8968.






ON THE WATERFRONT: WOMEN IN WIND: Lake-loving ladies get out on the water, then network while nibbling on snacks and drinks. Community Sailing Center, Burlington, 5:30-6:10 & 6:15-6:55 p.m. $10-20; preregister. Info,

RIVER SAFARI: Nature lovers don water shoes and cool off while exploring a shady mountain stream. Nature Center, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 2 p.m. $2-4; free for children ages 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.


UKULELE KIDS: Musical munchkins play instruments and dance to favorite children’s songs. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.

‘BUYER & CELLAR’: A struggling actor learns the cost of fame when he takes a day job in a superstar’s personal mall in this Weston Playhouse OtherStages production. See calendar spotlight. Weston Rod & Gun Club, 7:30 p.m. $15-35. Info, 824-5288.

‘THE MUSIC MAN’: See WED.9, 7:30 p.m.

PICTURING A BETTER WORLD: Shutterbugs build pinhole cameras to capture the upcoming solar eclipse. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 2-3 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: Little lit lovers pay attention to age-appropriate page-turners. Waterbury Public Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 244-7036.


SONGWRITING WORKSHOP: Seth Melvin Cronin guides Burlington Writers Workshop musicians and singers in structuring original strains. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.

MUSHROOMS DEMYSTIFIED: Fungi lovers learn about different varieties — fabulous and fearsome alike — found throughout the park. Nature Center. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 11 a.m. $2-4; free for children ages 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.

BEGINNERS TAI CHI CLASS: Students get a feel for the ancient Chinese practice. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3322.

COMMUNITY MINDFULNESS: A 20-minute guided practice with Andrea O’Connor alleviates stress and tension. Tea and a discussion follow. Winooski Senior Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 233-1161.

ensemble. Woodstock Village Green, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 457-3981.



SUNSET AQUADVENTURE PADDLE: Stunning scenery welcomes boaters, who explore the Waterbury Reservoir in search of local wildlife. Contact Station, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 6:30 p.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. WALK & TALK: Williston conservation planner Melinda Scott leads a stroll and a discussion of a possible 383-acre community forest. Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Williston, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.


ECKANKAR WORKSHOP: LIFE AFTER DEATH: All are welcome to discuss what lies beyond the veil in an evening hosted by Eckankar. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 800-772-9390.


CHARLIE WHITE: History buffs are all aboard for “America’s First Railroad? From George Washington to Harriet Tubman,” delivered by the retired U.S. Department of Transportation head of railroad policy. Norwich Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 649-1184.


TECH SUPPORT: Need an email account? Want to enjoy ebooks? Bring your phone, tablet or laptop to a weekly help session. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291, ext. 302.

‘THERE ONCE WAS...’: Bald Mountain Theater breaths new life into three fairy tales from Chechnya. Spice Performing Arts Studio, Rochester, 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 767-4800.


BROWN BAG BOOK TALK: “Overcoming Personal and Family Challenges,” “Young People Changing the World,” and “Facing Social Issues” are the themes that guide a conversation about memoirs. Norwich Public Library, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 649-1184. NONFICTION BOOK GROUP: Readers connect to text during a discussion of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich. Fairfax Community Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. RACHELLE CHASE: Rare photos and audio clips illustrate a discussion of Lost Buxton: The Town that Vermonter Ben Buxton Built. Phoenix Books, Rutland, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 855-8078. TOWN HOUSE FORUM: A reading and discussion series hosts nature writers Michael Caduto and Ted Levin. Strafford Town House, 7-8:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 765-4037.



PEACE VIGIL: Friends and neighbors come together, bringing along their signs and their hearts. Top of Church St., Burlington, 5-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 899-1731.


Find visual art exhibits and events in the art section.


FEAST TOGETHER OR FEAST TO GO: Senior citizens and their guests catch up over a shared meal. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, noon-1 p.m. $7-9; preregister. Info, 262-6288.


CRAFTY CRAP NIGHT: Participants bring supplies or ongoing projects and an adventurous attitude to share creative time with other people in recovery. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. SIT & KNIT: Adult crafters share projects, patterns and conversation. Main Reading Room, Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.


BALLROOM & LATIN DANCING: Learn new moves with Ballroom Nights, then join others in a dance social featuring the waltz, tango and more. Singles, couples and beginners are welcome. Williston Jazzercise Fitness Center, lesson, 7-8 p.m.; dance


social, 8-9:30 p.m. $10-14; $8 for dance only. Info, 862-2269. CONTRA DANCE: Red Dog Riley jam while Don Stratton calls the steps at a Queen City Contras shindig. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes. Shelburne Town Hall, beginners’ session, 7:45 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. $9; free for kids under 12. Info, 371-9492. ECSTATIC DANCE VERMONT: Jubilant motions with the Green Mountain Druid Order inspire divine connections. Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. $10. Info, 505-8011. FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Merrymakers cut a rug to the rhythms of the ’90s. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 8 p.m.-midnight. $5-7; BYOB. Info, LAUREL JENKINS TENTINDO & COMPANY: The former member of Trisha Brown Dance graces the stage with new works ranging in style from hip-hop to lyrical. Phantom Theater, Edgcomb Barn, Warren, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 496-5997.


ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR MEET: Sweet ride! Auto enthusiasts hit the brakes for a display of more than 800 vintage vehicles, a giant flea market, and Saturday’s parade and evening street dance. Nichols Field, Stowe, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. $12; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 751-9688. BIKE & BREW TOUR: Electric bicycles transport suds lovers to local beer producers via scenic routes. Old Mill Park, Johnson, noon-4 p.m. $75; preregister. Info, 730-0161. GHOST WALK: DARKNESS FALLS: Local historian Thea Lewis treats pedestrians to tales of madmen, smugglers, pub spirits and, of course, ghosts. Arrive 10 minutes early. Democracy sculpture, 199 Main St., Burlington, 8 p.m. $20. Info, 863-5966. GUIDED TOURS: See WED.9. THE LIGHT HOUSE ORIENTATION & COLLABORATION: A collaborative community organization sheds light on its core concepts and values. Hardwick Town House, 6-10 p.m. $17; free for kids in grades 7 through 12. Info, 472-1119. MONTHLY WOMEN’S SHARING CIRCLE: Those who identify as female gather to laugh, cry and connect on a spiritual level. Essex Hub for Women & Business, 6:30-8 p.m. $10. Info, mindfuleuphoria@

fairs & festivals

STRANGEFOLK GARDEN OF EDEN FESTIVAL: The Burlington-formed band turns up the volume for a weekend of epic jams, including sets by the Garcia Project and Soule Monde. Jay Peak Resort, 8 p.m. $30-200. Info, 988-2611.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section.


MARTIN LANDAU TRIBUTE: Cinephiles salute the late actor with classic episodes of “The Outer Limits,” “The Twilight Zone” and “Space: 1999” shown on 16mm film. Newman Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. Donations. Info, ‘MEERKATS 3D’: See WED.9. ‘SEA MONSTERS 3D: A PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE’: See WED.9.

HARTLAND FARMERS MARKET: Strollers snag scrumptious morsels and eye-catching crafts. Hartland Public Library, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, LYNDON FARMERS MARKET: Vendors proffer a rotation of fresh veggies, meats, cheeses and more. Bandstand Park, Lyndonville, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, MONTGOMERY FARMERS MARKET: See THU.10. RICHMOND FARMERS MARKET: An open-air marketplace connects cultivators and fresh-food browsers. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 391-0806. ROCHESTER’S FARMERS MARKET & EXCHANGE: Locals start the weekend right with a diverse offering of produce, eggs, meat, baked goods, crafts and music. Park Row, Rochester, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 353-4620. SUN TO CHEESE TOUR: Fromage fanatics go behind the scenes and follow award-winning farmhouse cheddar from raw milk to finished product. Shelburne Farms, 1:45-3:45 p.m. $18 includes a block of cheddar. Info, 985-8686. TRUCK STOP: Mobile kitchens dish out mouthwatering meals and libations. Live music and a full bar add to the fun. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 5-10 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 540-0406.



health & fitness

ACUDETOX: Attendees in recovery undergo acupuncture to the ear to propel detoxification. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. ADVANCED TAI CHI CLASS: Folks keep active with a sequence of slow, controlled movements. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. BONE BUILDERS: See WED.9, 7:30-8:30 a.m. BUTI YOGA: See WED.9, 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. CIRCUIT TRAINING CLASSES: A 10-minute warm-up paves the way for strength-building, cardiovascular and calisthenic activity. Cambridge Community Center, 6:45-7:30 a.m. $8. Info, 644-5028. FITNESS FLOW YOGA: All types of athletes can build strength, increase flexibility and prevent injuries with a moderate-to-vigorous vinyasa flow. Colchester Health & Fitness, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $15; free for members. Info, 860-1010. FREESTYLE DANCE FITNESS: Jumps, flips, spins, kicks and squats set to high-energy music help students shake awake their chi. Railyard Yoga Studio, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $14. Info, railyardyoga@ KETTLEBELL TRAINING GROUPS: Certified instructor Abdul Mujib teaches students all they need to know to feel comfortable with the ballshaped strength-building weight. Perkins Fitness Consulting and Personal Training Studio, South Burlington, noon-1 p.m. $15; preregister; limited space. Info, 438-1017. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.9. REFUGE RECOVERY: A LOVE SUPREME: Buddhist philosophy is the foundation of this mindfulnessbased addiction recovery community. Turning Point Center, Burlington, noon. Free. Info, 861-3150.

TAI CHI: Instructor Shaina shares the fundamentals of Yang Style, including standing and moving postures. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10 a.m. Donations. Info,

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ACORN CLUB STORY TIME: Little ones up to age 4 gather for read-aloud tales. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. COSPLAY CRAFTGANZA PART II: SWORDS, HELMETS & HATS: Anime fans watch tutorials and use provided supplies to craft character costumes. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Imaginative gamers exercise their problem-solving skills in battles and adventures. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:308:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6956. FAMILY MUSIC TIME: Kids and caregivers lift their voices for an all-ages sing-along. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. JUNIOR RANGER ROUNDUP: See WED.9.

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KNITTING CLUB: Maggie Loftus fosters a love of fiber arts in kids entering grades two through six. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. LCATV CHILD PRODUCERS WORKSHOP: Kids ages 7 through 11 use equipment to make their own television program, complete a library-themed project and produce a take-home DVD. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 2-3:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660. ‘THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.’: Upper Valley youngsters interpret the beloved Disney tale about the under-the-sea adventures of Ariel, who longs to live above water. The Grange Theatre, South Pomfret, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10. Info, 457-3500. LIVE ACTION ROLE-PLAY: Gamers in middle and high school take on alter egos for mythical adventures. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. PLAY GROUP: Crafts and snacks amuse young’uns up to age 5. Doty Memorial Elementary School, Worcester, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, moonsong148@ STORY TIME: Babies, toddlers and preschoolers drop in for books, rhymes, songs and activities. Winooski Memorial Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 655-6424. SUMMER STORY TIME: Little ones rise and shine with engaging narratives, puppets, songs and rhymes. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. TEEN SECRET STORAGE BOOK: Titles are transformed into clandestine spaces for important items. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.



Story time with City Market. All ages. Free.

WED 23 SARAH PRAGER: 7PM QUEER, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE Learn about the lives of 23 influential queer figures from the Roman Empire through to the present.

Phoenix Books Burlington events are ticketed unless otherwise indicated. Your $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off the featured book. Proceeds go to Vermont Foodbank.


Find club dates in the music section. BANJO DAN’S BLUEGRASS REVUE: An evening of stellar picking and singing highlights the talents of Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing and the Sky Blue Boys. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 8 p.m. $20-25. Info, 760-4634. CITY HALL PARK SUMMER CONCERTS: THE JOHN DALY TRIO: Heartfelt melodies and carefully crafted hooks are the bread and butter of this Vermont band. Burlington City Hall Park, noon. Free. Info, 865-7166. CLEVER GIRLS: The Burlington rockers turn up the volume as part of the Exhibitionists Summer Music Series. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Burlington, 5 p.m. Free; cash bar. Info, 863-5966. DAVID ROSANE & THE ZOOKEEPERS: Music lovers get down to alternative, Americana and post-punk tunes from the 2016 album Urban Country. Meeting FRI.11

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READING WITHOUT WALLS BINGO A summer reading program for grades 4-8. Read books and win prizes! All locations. 191 Bank Street, Downtown Burlington • 802.448.3350 21 Essex Way, Essex • 802.872.7111



GREATER FALLS FARMERS MARKET: Locals break out their shopping bags for fresh veggies, baked goods, salsa, hot sauce and relish. Hetty Green Park, Bellows Falls, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info,

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‘LOW SOUNDS BY THE SHORE’: The simple tale of a man and his dog plays out in this feature film directed by New Englander Wesley John Hatch. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 8 p.m. Donations. Info, 748-2600.

CHELSEA FARMERS MARKET: A long-standing town-green tradition supplies shoppers with eggs, cheese, vegetables and fine crafts. North Common, Chelsea, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 299-1280.

SUNSET YOGA: Participants at all levels wind down with calming breath work and a slow flow on the studio roof. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $10-15; free for members. Info, 448-4262.


‘DUNKIRK’: Christopher Nolan directs this historical drama about the evacuation of 330,000 Allied troops from French beaches in 1940. Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $7-9. Info, 457-3981.

BRANDON FARMERS MARKET: More than 50 local famers, specialty food producers and artisans offer up their goods. Central Park, Brandon, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 273-2655.



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House on the Green, East Fairfield, 7-9 p.m. $10. Info, 827-6626. ‘FIGAROS HOCHZEIT’: See THU.10. THE GRIFT: Middlebury’s rock-and-roll quartet presents eclectic originals and booty-shaking covers backed by a horn section. Vergennes Opera House, 7:30 p.m. $15. Info, 877-6737. MARK & CINDY LEMAIRE: See WED.9, Steele Room, Waterbury Municipal Building, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 244-7036. MARLBORO MUSIC FESTIVAL: Artists share their collaborative efforts with the public. Marlboro College, 8 p.m. $5-37.50; preregister; limited space. Info, 215-569-4690. NICO SUAVE SLAYS ZEPPELIN: Classic rock fans groove to covers of Led Zeppelin’s hits. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 9 p.m. $10-12. Info, 540-0406. POINT COUNTERPOINT CHAMBER PLAYERS: A faculty ensemble from the music camp charms classical connoisseurs with a varied program. Salisbury Congregational Church, 7:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 352-9080.



FRIDAY MORNING WORKSHOP: Wordsmiths offer constructive criticism on works in progress by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.

FLOWER SHOW: Green thumbs gaze at arrangements inspired by the theme “My Favorite Book.” Waitsfield Inn, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $4. Info, 496-9416.


‘THE TAFFETAS’: Fifties hits such as “Mr. Sandman” and “Johnny Angel” pepper the Depot Theater’s staging of the story of a girl group vying for a spot on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Depot Theatre, Westport, N.Y., 8 p.m. $20-32. Info, 518-962-4449.

VILLAGE HARMONY TEEN ENSEMBLE III: Young singers lift their voices in a program of traditional Georgian, Ukrainian and Balkan songs alongside American Appalachian and old-time tunes. Barnet Village Church, 7:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, jsprout@

ROCKIN’ THE LITTLE RIVER: TOUR OF THE WATERBURY DAM: Visitors explore a reforested encampment and discover how the Civilian Conservation Corps saved the Winooski Valley from flooded ruin. Meet at the top of the Waterbury Dam, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 11 a.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.


‘THE Q REVUE: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE’: QNEK Productions celebrates the lasting legacy of founder Lynn Leimer with highlights from 25 years of shows. Haskell Free Library & Opera House, Derby Line, 7:30 p.m. $7-15. Info, 334-2216.


FROGGER!: Learn to recognize slippery, bumpy amphibians by sight and sound. A-Side Beach parking lot, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 6:30 p.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister. Info, 244-7103.


‘THE MUSIC MAN’: See WED.9, 7:30 p.m.

SUMMER CARILLON SERIES: Bells ring out across the campus in a performance by Linda Dzuris. Mead Memorial Chapel, Middlebury College, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.


DAMSELS OF DIRT WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES: Aspiring cyclists learn the basics in a pressure-free clinic with pro rider Ali Zimmer. Farmhouse Rental Shop, Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 2-6 p.m. Free. Info, 583-6300.


BETH ALLGOOD: Human and animal happiness intersect in the animal rights expert’s address “Promoting True Well-Being for Animals and People.” Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. $10. Info, 223-1670. EDWARD HADAS: The financial journalist shares his unique perspective in “Brexit and the Future of Europe.” St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1393. TED TIME: Curious minds watch TED Talk videos, then discuss world issues. Champlain Senior Center, McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 12:40 p.m. Free. Info, 658-3585.


‘BUYER & CELLAR’: See THU.10. ‘THE GATES OF UNFINISHED LIFE’: Primitive puppets and masked players are the stars of two offbeat performances. Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 525-3031. ‘THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE’: See WED.9, 7:30-9:30 p.m.



‘MADAMA BUTTERFLY’: Puccini’s popular opera, presented by Opera North, tells of the epic romance between a young Japanese geisha and an American lieutenant. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $20-90. Info, 603-448-0400.



Find visual art exhibits and events in the art section.


FLEA MARKET: Eclectic used items vie for spots in shoppers’ totes. Farr’s Field, Waterbury, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 882-1919. KIDSAFE COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY YARD SALE: One hundred and twenty-five tables boast bargains on household items, clothing, books, collectibles and more at the 14th annual marketplace. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $1 suggested donation; free for kids. Info, 863-9626.


MONTPELIER MEMORY CAFÉ: People experiencing memory loss and their caretakers connect in a relaxed atmosphere. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 223-2518.


LAUREL JENKINS TENTINDO & COMPANY: See FRI.11. SECOND SATURDAY SWING DANCE: Quick-footed participants get into the groove with DJ-spun songs. Bring clean shoes with non-marking soles. Champlain Club, Burlington, beginner lesson, 8 p.m.; dance, 8:30 p.m. $5. Info, 864-8382.


ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR MEET: See FRI.11, 7 a.m.10 p.m.

fairs & festivals

ADDISON COUNTY FAIR & FIELD DAYS: See WED.9, 9-midnight. BEER FEST: Suds lovers sip samples from Bent Hill Brewery, Halyard Brewing and Upper Pass Brewery. Three Bean Café eats and entertainment by the Lowell Thompson Band top off this flavorful affair. Brookfield Old Town Hall, 5-7 p.m. $10; preregister. Info, 276-3181. CIDER FEST: Starline Rhythm Boys provide a honkytonk soundtrack to this celebration of apple-based beverages, including hard cider tastings, local product samplings and DIY tie-dyeing. Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Waterbury Center, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 244-8771. FLY FISHING FESTIVAL: Hook, line and sinker, anglers are all in for a day of casting workshops, fly-tying demos, vendors, Back Road BBQ bites and country music by Kelly Ravin. American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 362-3300, ext. 207. JAM FOR THE LAND: Fueled by Stowe Cider, Ten Bends Beer and food-truck fare, folks rock out to the sounds of Gang of Thieves to benefit the Stowe Land Trust. Stowe Cider Production, 5-9:30 p.m. $10-15. Info, 253-2065. STRANGEFOLK GARDEN OF EDEN FESTIVAL: See FRI.11.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section.

MIDDLEBURY FARMERS MARKET: See WED.9. MONTGOMERY FARMERS MARKET: See THU.10. NEWPORT FARMERS MARKET: See WED.9. NORTHWEST FARMERS MARKET: Locavores stock up on produce, preserves, baked goods, ethnic foods, and arts and crafts. Taylor Park, St. Albans, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, NORWICH FARMERS MARKET: Neighbors discover fruits, veggies and other riches of the land offered alongside baked goods, crafts and live entertainment. Route 5, Norwich, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 384-7447. RANDOLPH FARMERS MARKET: Locavores support area purveyors who proffer seasonal foodstuffs and arts and crafts. Gifford Green, Gifford Medical Center, Randolph, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, SHELBURNE FARMERS MARKET: Harvested fruits and greens, artisan cheeses, and local novelties grace outdoor tables. Shelburne Town Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 482-4279.

‘GO WEST’: Pianist Jeff Rapsis provides live accompaniment for the 1925 silent film starring Buster Keaton as a cattleherding New Yorker. Brandon Town Hall, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 603-236-9237. ‘LOW SOUNDS BY THE SHORE’: See FRI.11.

ST. JOHNSBURY FARMERS MARKET: Growers and crafters gather weekly at booths centered on local eats. Anthony’s Diner, St. Johnsbury, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, cfmamanager@ VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: See WED.9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

WAITSFIELD FARMERS MARKET: A bustling bazaar boasts seasonal produce, prepared foods, artisan crafts and IN IR S ISH & FE ST IVALS | FLY F ‘SEA MONSTERS 3D: A live entertainment. Mad River Green, Waitsfield, PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE’: See WED.9. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, waitsfieldmarketmanager@ ‘WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D’: See WED.9. WINDSOR FARMERS MARKET: Locavores go wild ‘MEERKATS 3D’: See WED.9.

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BRUNCH & BOWL: Families hit the lanes to topple pins and nosh from an à la carte menu. A buildyour-own Bloody Mary bar keeps grown-ups in good spirits. Stowe Bowl, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $9.99-14.99. Info, 253-2494. BURLINGTON FARMERS MARKET: Dozens of stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Burlington City Hall Park, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info,

INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY MEETING PLACE: Brainstorming leads to forming activity groups for hobbies such as flying stunt kites and playing music. Presto Music Store, South Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 658-0030.

CHAMPLAIN ISLANDS FARMERS MARKET: Baked items, fresh produce, meats and eggs sustain seekers of local goods. Grand Isle St. Joseph’s Church, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info,

LEGAL CLINIC: Attorneys offer complimentary consultations on a first-come, first-served basis. 274 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 383-2118.

CHOCOLATE TASTING: With the help of a tasting guide, chocoholics of all ages discover the flavor profiles of four different confections. Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café, Burlington, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 864-1807.

UVM HISTORIC TOUR: Professor emeritus William Averyt references architectural gems and notable personalities on a walk through campus. Ira Allen statue, University Green, University of Vermont, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 656-8673.

HAM, BAKED BEANS & SALAD SUPPER: Diners fill up on a buffet of spiral-cut ham, baked beans, broccoli salad and blueberry crisp. Vergennes United Methodist Church, 5-6:30 p.m. $5-9. Info, 877-3150.




FARM-TO-TABLE BENEFIT DINNER: A farm tour whets foodies’ appetites for a five-course celebration of local fare and live music from the Microfixers and Friends. Proceeds benefit Health Care Share. West Monitor Barn, Richmond, 5:30-9:30 p.m. $50; $90 for two. Info, 434-3969, ext. 114.

‘DUNKIRK’: See FRI.11.

CAPITAL CITY FARMERS MARKET: Meats and cheeses join farm-fresh produce, baked goods, and locally made arts and crafts. 60 State Street, Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 793-8347.


FARM TO PIZZA: THE WORKING LANDSCAPE OF SHELBURNE FARMS: Locavores build a pie from scratch by harvesting veggie toppings and making the sauce and dough. Shelburne Farms, 9 a.m.noon. Free; preregister. Info, 223-5234.

CRAFTSBURY FARMERS MARKET: Food, drink, crafts and family-friendly entertainment are on the menu at an emporium of local merchandise. Craftsbury Common, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 922-1771.




for fruits, veggies, maple syrup, honey, eggs, meats, crafts and more. 51 Main St., Windsor, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 359-2551.



health & fitness

BACKYARD BOOT CAMP: Ma’am, yes, ma’am! Exercise expert Ginger Lambert guides active bodies in an interval-style workout to build strength and cardiovascular fitness. Private residence, Middlebury, 8-9 a.m. $12. Info, 343-7160. NIA CLASSES: Drawing from martial, dance and healing arts, sensory-based movements push participants to their full potential. Landry Park, Winooski, 9:30 a.m. Free. Info, PADDLEBOARD: WINOOSKI RIVER RUN: Experienced guides lead an 8-mile aquatic excursion for families and small groups complete with lunch catered by the Spot. WND&WVS, Burlington, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $85. Info, 540-2529. SUMMER ZUMBA: Fitness feels like a party during a Latin-inspired workout. Donations benefit the Upstate New York/Vermont Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Top of Church St., Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 227-7221. YIN YOGA: Students hold poses for several minutes to give connective tissues a good stretch. Zenbarn



St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on the Green, Middlebury, 8-9:30 p.m. $20. Info, 989-7538.


VILLAGE HARMONY TEEN ENSEMBLE III: See FRI.11, South Hero Congregational Church, 7 p.m. Info, 318-0916.

‘THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.’: See FRI.11, 3-5 p.m.

VILLALOBOS BROTHERS: High-octane Mexican fiddle tunes enliven a pastoral party. Alberto Lescay opens. Partial proceeds benefit Migrant Justice. Clark Farm, Barnard, 7-10 p.m. $20-40. Info, 234-1645.

JUNIOR RANGER ROUNDUP: See WED.9. MAKING MUSIC SPECIAL EVENT: From straw oboes to penny harmonicas, families build, test and tinker with instruments. Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Regular admission, $3-17; free for members and kids under 2. Info, 649-2200. SATURDAY DROP-IN STORY TIME: A weekly selection of songs and story lines engages all ages. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 264-5660. SUMMER READING PROGRAM FINALE: Triumphant summer readers rejoice in their accomplishments with cake, prizes and live entertainment by Modern Times Theater. Fairfax Community Library, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. WHOLE-BOOK APPROACH STORY TIME: Tots learn how words, pictures and book design work together to complete a narrative. Phoenix Books, Essex, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.


DUTCH LANGUAGE CLASSES: Planning a trip to Amsterdam? Learn vocabulary and grammar basics from a native speaker. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.


THE SKY WRITING GROUP: Creative storytelling supports health and community cohesion in a critique-free environment. Pride Center of Vermont, Burlington, noon-2 p.m. Free. Info,


Find club dates in the music section. 40TH ARMY BAND: Founded in 1907, the iconic group plays traditional patriotic tunes alongside current selections. Arrive at 1 p.m. for historical exhibits, refreshments and a quilt raffle drawing. Bring a chair. The Abbey Casino/Pavilion, Sheldon, 2-3 p.m. Free. Info, 933-4566. ALEX SMITH: Fiddler Jacob Brillhart joins storytelling songster in folky strains. Brandon Music, 7:30 p.m. $20; $45 includes dinner; preregister; BYOB. Info, 247-4295.

BLEST ENERGY: Rapper Tem Blessed gives voice to hip-hop and world-inspired music at a benefit concert for the Better Selves Fellowships. Beer, wine, food vendors and a raffle round out the night. Knoll Farm, Fayston, events begin, 5:30 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $18-100. Info, 496-5686.

DONOVAN FRANKENREITER: The local singer-songwriter turns heads with original numbers served as part of the Cooler in the Mountains concert series. Snowshed Base Area, Killington Resort, 3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-734-9435. GUITAR OPEN MIC: Instrumentalists test their talents onstage. Pickering Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-5792. MIDDLEBURY CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL GALA CONCERT: String quartet and duo performances of works by Shostakovich, Mendelssohn and others delight listeners. See calendar spotlight.

APPALACHIAN TRAILS & TALES GUIDED HIKE: Experienced trekkers lead an excursion on the storied long-distance trail. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 457-3368, ext. 222. CROSSBOW DEMO DAY: Sportsmen and -women get their hands on different brands and styles of crossbows, and chat with factory representatives and staff members. Whistling Arrow Archery Club, East Montpelier, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 479-9151. GARDENING FOR BUTTERFLIES & BIRDS: Green thumbs get the dirt on attracting eye-catching creature to their yards. Nature Center, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 10 a.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister. Info, 244-7103.

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THE MAGIC OF BIRD MIGRATION: See WED.9. MEDICINAL HERB PLANT WALK: Susan Staley of the Burlington Herb Clinic points out healing and edible plants on a Queen City stroll. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 1-2:30 p.m. $10. Info, 540-0595. MOUNT MANSFIELD MYSTERY HIKE: Outdoor adventurers cover many miles — and have lots of fun — on a difficult trek. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister. Info, 355-7181. MUSHROOMS DEMYSTIFIED: See THU.10. OWL PROWL & NIGHT GHOST HIKE: Flashlight holders spy denizens of dusk on a journey to 19thcentury settlement ruins, where spooky Vermont tales await. Meet at the History Hike parking lot, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 7 p.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. SUMMER MIGRATION BIRD MONITORING WALK: Ornithology enthusiasts don binoculars in search of winged species. Office building, Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, 7-9 a.m. Donations. Info, 434-3068. THERE BE DRAGONFLIES HERE: See WED.9, 2 p.m..


VCAM’S DIGITAL EDITING CERTIFICATION: Adobe Premiere users get familiar with the most recent version of the editing software. Prerequisite: VCAM Access Orientation or equivalent, or instructor’s permission. VCAM Studio, Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 651-9692.


THE BITTER PILL: Teams of two or three test their physical limits in several disciplines during a 12hour endurance race. Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 5 a.m.-5 p.m. $183. Info, 583-6300. BOOK IT FOR THE BOOKMOBILE: A fast and flat 5K and kids’ fun run benefit the Bookmobile’s literacy outreach. Lincoln Park, Enosburg Falls, fun run, 8:45 a.m.; 5K, 9 a.m. $20. Info, 868-5077. CAN/AM BEACH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP: Youth and adult athletes shoot for the goal in this inaugural waterfront tournament. Plattsburgh City Beach, N.Y. $30 per player; limited space. Info, 518-324-7709. ETD LEATHERNECK SCRAMBLE 5K: Obstacles add a challenging element to this fun-spirited adventure run to benefit the Elijah Davis Memorial Fund. Davis Farm, Jericho, 9:45-11 a.m. $20. Info, 578-4149. HARPOON POINT TO POINT: Cyclists pedal 25-, 50or 100-mile routes to hot showers, live music, beers and barbecue fare at the brewery. Proceeds benefit the Vermont Foodbank. See harpoonpointtopoint.


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CONQUER THE DAY BENEFIT CONCERT: Jamie Lee Thurston hits all the right notes in a special acoustic performance to support adults battling cancer. Navytrain and Dionysia open. Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero, 3:30-10 p.m. $25-30; free for kids under 16. Info, 372-9463.

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CENTRAL VERMONT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: Schubert’s “Trout Quintet” concludes a program that also features works by Schumann and Martinů. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 7:30 p.m. $25-45; free for students. Info, 728-6464.

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ANDERS PARKER: Alt-rock numbers from The Man Who Fell From Earth ring out. Erin Cassels-Brown and Ryan Ober open. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. $10-12. Info, 540-0406.



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com for details. Harpoon Brewery Riverbend Taps & Beer Garden, Windsor, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. $70-95 plus minimum $150 in funds raised. Info, 477-4154. KINGDOM RUN: Stunning scenery rewards participants in a half-marathon, 5K, and 10K run and walk. Irasburg Common, registration, 7:15 a.m.; walkers and half-marathon, 8:30 a.m.; 5K and 10K runners, 9 a.m. $20-45. Info, 766-5310. LEAF PEEPERS HALF-MARATHON TRAINING SERIES: Runners make strides in a 10-week program with an experienced coach. Onion River Sports, Montpelier, 8 a.m. $50; preregister. Info, 229-9409. MINI GOLF FUNDRAISER: Animal lovers play 18 holes to support the Central Vermont Humane Society. Rain date: August 13. Lots-O-Balls Mini Golf, Duxbury, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $6-18. Info, 476-3811, ext. 110.

MEALS ON WHEELS DAY: Diners raise money for the nonprofit by eating out. Leunig’s Bistro & Café, Burlington, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 863-3759.

FARM TO BALLET PROJECT: Artistry meets agriculture as dancers move to the sounds of a string sextet. Food-truck fare, a cash bar and ice cream sweeten the deal. Shelburne Farms, 6 p.m. $16.50-37.50; free for kids 12 and under; preregister. Info, 863-5966.

PIE & ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Sweets lovers indulge in peach, apple and berry slices of summer’s sweetest treat, served à la mode. Proceeds benefit the museum. Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh, 1-4 p.m. Cost of food. Info, 877-3406.


‘KISS ME, KATE’: See THU.10. ‘THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE’: See WED.9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’: See WED.9, 2 & 7 p.m. ‘THE MUSIC MAN’: See WED.9. NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP: ‘AN UNLIKELY BUNCH OF CHARACTERS’: A play-in-progress examines the process of cross-cultural collaboration in theater, friendship and family. Warner Bentley Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 4 p.m. $6.50-13. Info, 603-646-2422.


KNIFE SHARPENING: Dull blades, be gone! Jim Cunningham of JRC Knife Sharpening whets cutting tools. Chef Contos Kitchen & Store, Shelburne, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $4-5 per knife. Info, 497-3942.

RIVERSIDE GRANGE COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET: A vibrant group of vendors deals in produce, eggs, SAT. 12 | MU H T I SIC | ALEX SM cut flowers, handcrafted soap, wool products, baked goods and maple creations. Riverside Grange Hall, West Topsham, 11 a.m.-3 EAST HUBBARDTON CEMETERY TOUR: Site p.m. Free. Info, interpreter Carl Fuller leads a walk through history, STOWE FARMERS MARKET: An appetizing assortdiscussing early settlers and their role in the Battle ment of fresh veggies, meats, milk, berries, herbs, of Hubbardton. Hubbardton Battlefield State beverages and crafts tempts shoppers. Red Barn Historic Site, 2-4 p.m. $5; free for kids under 15. Shops Field, Stowe, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, Info, 273-2282. 279-3444.

‘BUYER & CELLAR’: See THU.10, 2 & 7:30 p.m.

NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP: ‘KIRK AT THE SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT HYATT’: Despite his morbid predictions, Kristina’s handicapped father Kirk defies death while living in a hotel in Krista Knight’s theatrical work-in-progress. Warner Bentley Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $6.50-13. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘THE Q REVUE: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE’: See FRI.11. ‘THE TAFFETAS’: See FRI.11. ‘THERE ONCE WAS...’: See THU.10. ‘THE THREE SISTERS’: See THU.10.



dinner complete the evening. BigTown Gallery, Rochester, 5:30 p.m. $25. Info,




COMMUNITY MINDFULNESS WITH THE CENTER FOR MINDFUL LEARNING: Peaceful people gather for guided meditation and interactive discussions. Burlington Friends Meeting House, 5-7 p.m. $10. Info,

SUGARBUSH POLO VERSUS BOSTON POLO TOURNAMENT: Sports fans settle into lawn chairs to watch this horseback battle. Bring snacks — tailgating is encouraged! Sugarbush Polo Field, Shelburne, 1-5 p.m. Free. Info, khodges@mail.

GRAND OPENING & MINI MAKER FAIRE: Creative community members get a grip on the tools and other resources available at a new collaborative workshop and learning space. The MINT: Rutland’s Makerspace, noon-5 p.m. Free. Info, 772-7087.

‘YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU’: See WED.9, 2 & 8 p.m.



COHASE FARM TOUR: A self-guided tour of area operations gives visitors a sneak peek at vegetable, dairy, flower and livestock production. See cohase. org for details. Various Cohase region locations, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 518-0030.


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ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR MEET: See FRI.11, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. DR. SOWLES GALA: A musical extravaganza with food catered by Meghan Stotko of Heartwood Farms benefits the Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency. The Highland Lodge & Ski Touring Center, Greensboro, 6 p.m. $20-75. Info, 533-7487.


fairs & festivals

OLD STONE HOUSE DAY: Trained oxen, selfguided tours, demonstrations of old-time skills, a farmers market and kids’ activities make for an epic celebration of local history. Old Stone House Museum, Brownington, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 per car. Info, 754-2022.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘DUNKIRK’: See FRI.11. ‘FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES’: See WED.9. ‘LOW SOUNDS BY THE SHORE’: See FRI.11, 3:30 & 8 p.m. ‘MEERKATS 3D’: See WED.9. MOVIES IN THE RED BARN: Cinephiles view favorite flicks. A full bar and dinner service are available. Call for film info and reservations. Mary’s Restaurant, Bristol, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 902-453-2432. ‘SEA MONSTERS 3D: A PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE’: See WED.9. STOWE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: ‘THE WOMEN’S BALCONY’: Ladies insist on having their space in their congregation in this good-natured comedy from Israel. Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, 7 p.m. $10. Info, ‘WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D’: See WED.9.

food & drink

BROOKFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Community members nosh on sweet treats amid live music by the Bear Mountain Jammers. Marvin Newton House, Brookfield, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 276-3488. BRUNCH & BOWL: See SAT.12. CHOCOLATE TASTING: See SAT.12. JOAN HUTTON LANDIS SUMMER READING SERIES: A mouthwatering cooking demonstration complements Paula Marcoux’s musings on preparing food with fire. Wine, cheese and a communal

WINOOSKI FARMERS MARKET: Area growers and bakers offer prepared fare, assorted produce and agricultural products. Champlain Mill Green, Winooski, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info,



health & fitness

TRADITIONAL YOGA FLOW: Breath accompanies each transition during a vinyasa flow focused on body awareness and self acceptance. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10:15 a.m. Donations. Info, 244-8134. YOGA ON CHURCH STREET: Yogis bring their own mat for a guided class with Sukha Yoga’s Cilla and Noah Weisman. Proceeds benefit HOPE Works. Top of Church St., Burlington, 9 a.m. Free. Info, 863-1648.


‘THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.’: See FRI.11, 2-4 p.m. PEER-LED MINDFULNESS MEET-UP FOR TEENS: South Burlington High School junior Mika Holtz guides adolescents toward increased awareness through music, movement and other techniques. Stillpoint Center, Burlington, 9-10:30 a.m. Donations. Info, 720-427-9340. YOUNG ADVENTURERS CLUB: Nature lovers navigate local trails at a family-friendly pace. Contact leader for details. Free; preregister. Info,


CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE CLASS: Vocabulary, grammar and cultural lessons lead to lively conversation. Community Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. SPANISH GROUP CLASSES: Students roll their Rs while practicing en español. New Moon Café, Burlington, 2:45-4:30 p.m. $20. Info, maigomez1@


LGBTQ FIBER ARTS GROUP: A knitting, crocheting and weaving session welcomes all ages, gender identities, sexual orientations and skill levels. Pride Center of Vermont, Burlington, noon-2 p.m. Free. Info, 860-7812.


PIKNIC ÉLECTRONIK MONTRÉAL: DJ sets and beat-driven music propel a dance party of epic proportions. See for details. Plaine des jeux, Montréal, 2-9:30 p.m. $13.50-116. Info, 514-904-1247.


Find club dates in the music section. CENTRAL VERMONT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: See SAT.12, North Universalist Chapel Society, Woodstock, 4-6 p.m. $10. Info, 457-3981. HUDOST: See THU.10, 35th Parallel open this Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series concert. Dog Mountain, St. Johnsbury, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. MARLBORO MUSIC FESTIVAL: See FRI.11, 2:30 p.m. MIDDLEBURY CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT: Performers from the Middlebury Festival Chamber Music Workshop find eager ears with movements from works by Mozart, Schubert and others. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on the Green, Middlebury, 5-6:30 p.m. $20. Info, 989-7538. SURFER BLOOD: The Florida foursome finds eager ears with indie-rock tunes from 2017’s Snowdonia. Katie Von Schleicher opens. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. $10-12. Info, 540-0406. UKULELE MÊLÉE: Fingers fly at a group lesson on the four-stringed Hawaiian instrument. BYO uke. Fletcher Room. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, VERMONT JAZZ ENSEMBLE: The 17-piece group revisits the big-band era at a benefit concert for Island Arts. Grand Isle Lake House, picnicking, 5:30 p.m.; performance, 6:30 p.m. $20-25; free for kids under 12. Info, 372-8889. VERMONT PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: A summer concert features Broadway medleys, old favorites and patriotic standards. Rain location: Thatcher Brook Primary School. Moose Meadow Lodge, Duxbury, picnicking, 3 p.m.; concert, 4 p.m. $5-15. Info, 229-4191. VILLAGE HARMONY RESIDENTIAL TEEN ENSEMBLE: Young singers lift their voices in a program of traditional songs from around the globe. Congregational Church of Westminster West, Putney, 3 p.m. $5-15. Info, 413-628-4568. VILLAGE HARMONY TEEN ENSEMBLE III: See FRI.11, Greensboro United Church of Christ. Info, 426-3210.


LITTLE RIVER RAMBLE: Hikers step off the beaten path for a guided tour of the Little River Settlement archaeological ruins. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 2 p.m. $2-4; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. MILLSTONE TRAIL WORK DAY: Volunteers wearing their own work gloves spruce up woodland paths. Brook Street Garage, Barre, 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 272-6199. PROSPECT ROCK HIKE: Trekkers cover three miles of ground and gain 550 feet in elevation on an easy excursion. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister. Info, 899-9982. ROCKIN’ THE LITTLE RIVER: TOUR OF THE WATERBURY DAM: See FRI.11, 11:30 a.m. WAR OF THE WEEDS! & JUNIOR RANGER ROUNDUP & SERVICE PROJECT: Adults remove invasive plant species while kiddos lend a hand to finish their Junior Ranger requirements. Nature Center. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 10 a.m. $2-4; free for children ages 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. WHO WALKS THESE WOODS: Nature lovers embark on an educational journey into the act of tracking with expert Mike Kessler. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 1-3 p.m. Regular admission,


$3.50-7; free for members; preregister. Info, 434-2167.


CAN/AM BEACH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP: See SAT.12. LAKE DUNMORE TRIATHLON: Mountains, lakes and streams provide a beautiful backdrop as athletes swim, bike and run their way to the finish line. Branbury State Park, Salisbury, 8 a.m. $108. Info, 388-6888. VERMONT SUN TRIATHLON SERIES: Entrants go the distance in a 600-yard swim, 14-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run. Branbury State Park, Salisbury, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $80. Info, 388-6888. WOMEN’S PICKUP BASKETBALL: Players dribble up and down the court during an evening of friendly competition. Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. $3; preregister at Info, carmengeorgevt@


DAVID E. SANGER: The New York Times national security correspondent gives his talk, “Decoding the Trump Administration.” Weston Playhouse, 8 p.m. $45. Info, 824-5288. GLENN ANDRES: A lecture on Justin Morrill and the Gothic Revival in Vermont captures attention. Strafford Town House, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 828-3051.


‘BUYER & CELLAR’: See THU.10, 3 p.m. ‘THE DOMESTIC INSURRECTION CIRCUS AND PAGEANT’: Social and political themes thread through this new Bread and Puppet Theater production. Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, museum tour, 1 p.m.; show, 3 p.m. Donations. Info, 525-3031. ‘THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE’: See WED.9, 2-4 p.m. ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’: See WED.9, 5 p.m. ‘THE MUSIC MAN’: See WED.9, 3 p.m.

‘THE Q REVUE: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE’: See FRI.11, 2 p.m. ‘THE TAFFETAS’: See FRI.11, 3 & 8 p.m. ‘THERE ONCE WAS...’: See THU.10, 4 p.m.

MON.14 VERMONT OPEN FARM WEEK: Folks come face-toface with food producers in a weeklong fête featuring scavenger hunts, hayrides, tastings and fare for purchase. See for details. Various locations statewide. Prices vary. Info, 434-2000.



LADIES GET DRINKS: BURLINGTON: Those who identify as female or nonbinary network with other career-focused women. The Spot, Burlington, 6:309:30 p.m. Free. Info,


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WEST AFRICAN DANCE: Live djembe and dundun drumming drive a family-friendly class with teacher Seny Daffe of Guinea. Drop-ins are welcome. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 5:30-7 p.m. $10-16. Info,


AMERICAN VETERANS VERMONT POST 1: Those who have served or are currently serving the country, including members of the National Guard and reservists, are welcome to join AMVETS for monthly meetings. American Legion, Post 91, Colchester, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 796-3098.


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FIRST-TIME KINDERGARTENERS: Soon-to-be students and their parents get together for stories, activities and sharing. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10:30-11 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660. KINDERGARTEN KICKOFF: Williston and St. George students and their families mingle with new friends before taking home their own library cards. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-4918.

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CAMPUS TOUR: Potential students ages 16 through 24 check out a facility offering free housing, meals, career technical training, high school diplomas, driver’s licenses and job placement. Northlands Job Corps Center, Vergennes, 9:45 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 877-0121.




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JOB HUNT HELP: See THU.10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘ALFRED HITCHCOCK & THE ART OF SUSPENSE’: Film buff Rick Winston references movie clips when tracing the arc of the iconic director’s career. Unadilla Theatre, Marshfield, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 456-8968. ‘BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN’: Poison Ivy and the Floronic Man embark on an ecological quest to save the planet – and eliminate most of humankind along the way in this animated thrill ride. Palace 9 Cinemas, South Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $12.50. Info, 660-9300. ‘DUNKIRK’: See FRI.11. ‘FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES’: See WED.9. ‘MEERKATS 3D’: See WED.9. ‘SEA MONSTERS 3D: A PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE’: See WED.9. ‘WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D’: See WED.9.






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NEEDLE FELTING LANDSCAPES: Creatives learn how to turn dyed fleece into colorful views. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.

SALSA MONDAYS: Dancers learn the techniques and patterns of salsa, merengue, bachata and chacha. North End Studio A, Burlington, fundamentals, 7 p.m.; intermediate, 8 p.m. $12. Info, 227-2572.



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CONTACT IMPROV DANCE: Movers engage in weight sharing, play and meditation when exploring this style influenced by aikido and other somatic practices. Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $4. Info, 864-7306.



BEGINNER-FRIENDLY ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASS: Casually dressed teens and adults learn steps popular in the time of Jane Austen. Richmond Free Library, 7-9 p.m. $3-5. Info, 899-2378.


NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: ‘ANGELS IN AMERICA: PART ONE: MILLENIUM APPROACHES’: New Yorkers grapple with life, death, love and sex in the midst of the AIDS crisis in a broadcast production of Tony Kushner’s Tony Award-winning play. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 4 p.m. $23. Info, 603-646-2422.


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MAGIC: THE GATHERING — MONDAY NIGHT MODERN: Tarmogoyf-slinging madness ensues when competitors battle for prizes in a weekly game. Brap’s Magic, Burlington, 6:30-10 p.m. $8. Info, 540-0498. MAH JONGG: Longtime players and neophytes alike compete in the popular Chinese tile game. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 1-3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660. SCAVENGER HUNT: See WED.9.

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ADVANCED TAI CHI CLASS: See FRI.11. ASHTANGA YOGA: An athletic flow combines strength, flexibility and stamina in a specific sequence of asanas linking breath and movement. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 7:15-8:30 p.m. Donations. Info, BONE BUILDERS: See WED.9. BUTI YOGA: See WED.9. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.9. ROOFTOP FLOW: Seasoned practitioners and newbies alike link breath with movement during a series of strengthening and lengthening poses. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $10-15. Info, 448-4262. SEATED TAI CHI: Movements are modified for those with arthritis and other chronic conditions. Winooski Senior Center, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 735-5467. TAI CHI, SUN-STYLE LONG-FORM: Elements of qigong thread through the youngest version of the Chinese martial art. Winooski Senior Center, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 735-5467. VERMONT CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE HERBALISM STUDENT HERBAL CLINIC: Third-year interns evaluate individual constitutions and health conditions. Burlington Herb Clinic, 4-8 p.m. $10-30; preregister. Info, YOGA ON THE DOCK: See WED.9.





KINDERGARTEN STORY TIME: Good listeners hear tales about school and meet other kiddos entering kindergarten this fall. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. OPEN GYM PLAY GROUP: Parents can socialize while tykes stay active with movement-centered recreation. River Arts, Morrisville, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 888-1261. PRESCHOOL MUSIC: Tykes up to age 5 have fun with song and dance. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. PRESCHOOL MUSIC: Melody makers ages 3 through 5 sing and dance into the afternoon. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 11:30 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 264-5660. STEM FAMILY NIGHT: Kiddos and their caregivers take on challenges in science, technology, engineering and math. Highgate Public Library, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 868-3970. SUMMER CHESS CLUB: Checkmate! Players make strategic moves and vie for the opposing king. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. SUMMER STORIES WITH THERESA: Kiddos listen to works of children’s literature read by a library volunteer. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. WORKSHOP: MEMOIR POETRY: Teens draw inspiration from Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming when penning their own own works of verse. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 5:306:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.



ADVANCED-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Language learners perfect their pronunciation with guest speakers. Private residence, Burlington, 4:30-6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: Bring a bag lunch to practice the

system of communication using visual gestures. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

of modern swing dance. North End Studio A, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $11-16. Info, burlingtonwestie@


SWING DANCING: Quick-footed participants experiment with different forms, including the Lindy hop, Charleston and balboa. Beginners are welcome. Champlain Club, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Info, 448-2930.

Find club dates in the music section. CASPIAN MONDAY MUSIC CHAMBER CONCERT: Oboe, English horn, violin, viola and cello ring out in a varied program. East Hardwick Grange, 8-9:45 p.m. $10-18; free for kids 18 and under. Info, 533-9259. DOWNTOWN BOYS: Revolutionary ideals meet hard-hitting punk rock sounds, resulting in a high-energy, inclusive experience. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 8 p.m. $12-14. Info, 540-0406.


SEARCH FOR MEANING DISCUSSION GROUP: Individuals come together in pursuit of truth and personal growth. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. Free. Info, 518-561-6920.

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VILLAGE HARMONY TEEN ENSEMBLE III: See FRI.11, Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier. Info, 426-3210.

VERMONT STATE FAIR: Crowds converge on the midway for carnival amusements, horticultural displays, equine events and live music. Vermont State Fairgrounds, Rutland, 1-11 p.m. $5-10; free for kids under 5. Info, 775-5200.




MUST-READ MONDAYS: Lit lovers cover Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Mayer. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.


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‘BEFORE SUNRISE’: Ethan Hawke H M US IC | VILL AL OBO S BR OT and Julie Delpy star in this 1995 drama about a one-night romance in Vienna. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600.




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‘FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES’: See WED.9. KNIGHTS OF THE MYSTIC MOVIE CLUB: Cinema hounds view campy features at this ode to offbeat productions. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 356-2776. ‘MEERKATS 3D’: See WED.9. ‘SEA MONSTERS 3D: A PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE’: See WED.9.

RENTAL INCOME SEMINAR: Those seeking financial freedom and security get wise to the ways of real estate investment. Preferred Properties, South Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 318-7654.

‘TOP HAT’: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance their way through this musical comedy about a model who falls for a dancer. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7-10 p.m. Free. Info, 540-3018.



COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE PRESENTATION: Area residents get the scoop on current CEDO issues. Champlain Senior Center, McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 12:40 p.m. Free. Info, 658-3585. FEAST TOGETHER OR FEAST TO GO: See FRI.11. LUNCH WITH CITY LEADERS: Montpelier city manager Bill Fraser joins community members for a discussion of his work, recent successes and emerging challenges. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, noon-1 p.m. $5-7. Info, 223-2518. TUESDAY VOLUNTEER NIGHTS: Helping hands pitch in around the shop by organizing parts, moving bikes and tackling other projects. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 264-9687.


OPEN CRAFT NIGHT: Creative sparks fly in the studio as attendees whip out woven wall hangings and crochet, knitting and sewing projects. Nido Fabric & Yarn, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 881-0068.


BEGINNER WEST COAST SWING & FUSION DANCING: Pupils get schooled in the fundamentals of partner dance. North End Studio B, Burlington, 8-9 p.m. $11-16. Info, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED WEST COAST SWING: Fun-loving folks learn the smooth, sexy stylings

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COOKING WITH GLADYS: Foodies whip up delicious dishes with guidance from a kitchen whiz. Champlain Senior Center, McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 658-3585. NORTHFIELD FARMERS MARKET: A gathering place for local farmers, producers and artisans offers fresh produce, crafts and locally prepared foods. Depot Square, Northfield, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, OLD NORTH END FARMERS MARKET: Locavores snatch up breads, juices, ethnic foods and more from neighborhood vendors. Dewey Park, Burlington, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, TIKI TUESDAYS: Imbibers sip tropical cocktails mixed with Stonecutter Spirits liquor and topped with tiny umbrellas. Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 4-11 p.m. Free. Info,


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.9, 7 p.m. SCAVENGER HUNT: See WED.9. TOSS ‘EM TUESDAY: Players nosh on wood-fired pizza and draft beer, then take their best shot in a friendly cornhole tournament. Lincoln Peak Courtyard, Sugarbush Resort, Warren, registration and open play, 5-6:30 p.m.; tournament, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-537-8427.

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AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT LESSON: From reducing pain to improving mobility, this physical practice reveals new ways to live with the body. Come with comfy clothes and an open mind. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $10. Info, 504-0846. BEGINNERS TAI CHI CLASS: See THU.10. BRANDON FITNESS BOOT CAMP: Hop to it! Get fit with strength, endurance, agility and coordination exercises. Otter Valley North Campus Gym, Brandon, 5-6 p.m. $12. Info, 343-7160. COMMUNITY WELLNESS FAIR: Local health experts share their knowledge of nutrition, fitness, health and well-being. Kismet Place, Williston, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 876-6000. COMMUNITY YOGA: All ages and all levels are welcome to limber up in this vinyasa class. Brookfield Old Town Hall, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $5. Info, 276-3181. DE-STRESS YOGA: A relaxing and challenging class lets healthy bodies unplug and unwind. Balance Yoga, Richmond, 5:45-7 p.m. $14. Info, 434-8401. FITNESS AT ANY AGE: Strength, agility, coordination and heart-healthy exercises are modified for folks of all ability levels. Charlotte Senior Center, 9:15-10 a.m. $10. Info, 343-7160. FITNESS FLOW YOGA: See FRI.11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. GENTLE DROP-IN YOGA: Yogis bring their own mats for a hatha class led by Betty Molnar. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660. HATHA FLOW YOGA: A balanced combination of sustained and flowing poses promotes mindfulness. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Donations. Info, KETTLEBELL TRAINING GROUPS: See FRI.11. PEACEFUL WARRIOR KARATE: Martial-arts training promotes healthy living for those in recovery. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. R.I.P.P.E.D.: Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. North End Studio A, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $10. Info, 578-9243. TAI CHI, LEVEL I: Beginners are introduced to sequences of slow, controlled movements. South Burlington Recreation & Parks Department, 11 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 735-5467. THREE CLASSIC BLUNDERS MOST RUNNERS MAKE WHEN GETTING STARTED AGAIN: Instructor Sarah Richardson inspires lapsed pavement pounders to create a steady, sustainable practice. Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, YOGA FOR AARP MEMBERS: A monthly stretching session is tailored to people ages 50 and up. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free for AARP members. Info, 951-1301. ZUMBA: A high-energy instructor and a wide array of music keep students going strong as they dance their way to health. Marketplace Fitness, Burlington, 4:30-5:15 p.m. $12; free for members and first-timers. Info, 651-8773. ZUMBA WITH ALLISON: Conditioning is disguised as a party at this rhythm-driven workout session. Swan Dojo, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $10. Info, 227-7221.


CREATE-YOUR-OWN-ECLIPSE CRAFT: Stargazers fashion artistic renderings of celestial bodies crossing paths. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 878-6956. JUNIOR CHAMP KART RACING SERIES: Race fans root for drivers ages 6 through 14 as they take laps around an oval track. Thunder Road Speed Bowl, Barre, 6 p.m. Free; $15 for pit entry. Info, crism6@ MEDIEVAL GAMES: Themed costumes and a castle playhouse whisk young ‘uns away to a land of knights, princesses and dragons. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 3-5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660. TUE.15

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MR. K INVESTIGATES ... ANTS!: Kids embark on an educational adventure centered on the small, social insect. Highgate Public Library, 11:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 868-3970. SUMMER STORY TIME: Kiddos of all ages dive into themed narratives and crafts. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. TODDLER STORY TIME: Good listeners up to 3 years old have fun with music, rhymes, snacks and captivating tales. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10:30-11 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.


‘LA CAUSERIE’ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Native speakers are welcome to pipe up at an unstructured conversational practice. El Gato Cantina, Burlington, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0195. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ITALIAN: Speakers hone their skills in the Romance language over a bag lunch. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. PAUSE-CAFÉ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Frenchlanguage fanatics meet pour parler la belle langue. Gather on the terrace in fair weather. Burlington Bay Market & Café, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 363-2431. SOCIAL GATHERING: Those who are deaf or hard of hearing or want to learn American Sign Language get together to break down communication barriers. The North Branch Café, Montpelier, 4-6 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 595-4001.


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BARIKA: The horn-driven, Burlington-based band brings West African grooves to a lively performance. Legion Field, Johnson, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 635-7826.

Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $20. Info, 540-0595.

CASTLETON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Satin & Steel’s five-piece horn section propels a performance of classic soul, Motown and R&B stylings. Pavilion, Castleton University, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 468-6039.

TRY-IT TUESDAY: OPEN PADDLE NIGHT: Men and women with a competitive streak try their hand at racing dragon boats. All equipment is provided and no experience is necessary. Community Sailing Center, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info,

MILTON COMMUNITY BAND END-OF-SUMMER CONCERT: Show tunes, pops, marches and traditional numbers put smiles on families’ faces. Bombardier Recreation Park, Milton, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 893-1398. OPEN JAM: Instrumentalists band together for a free-flowing musical hour. Borrow an instrument or bring your own. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 888-4928218, ext. 300. RAY VEGA QUINTET: Original compositions combine elements of jazz with modern funky grooves and Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms. Rain location: Fairlee Community Church of Christ. Fairlee Town Common, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, info@ SHAPE NOTE SING: Locals lend their voices to four-part harmonies at this weekly sing-along of early American music in the “fa-sol-la-mi” tradition. Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 525-3031. VILLAGE HARMONY TEEN ENSEMBLE III: See FRI.11, North Universalist Chapel Society, Woodstock. Info, 426-3210.


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HELENE LANG: From penning The Tale of Peter Rabbit to raising sheep, Beatrix Potter comes alive via the living-history presentation “Beatrix Potter Revisited.” Barnard Historical Society, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 457-9000. JILL MUDGETT: Evolving ideas about the state’s mounts form the base of the lecture “The Hills of Home: Mountains and Identity in Vermont Landscape.” Carpenter-Carse Library, Hinesburg, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, MEET-THE-ARTISTS BROWN BAG LUNCH PRESENTATIONS: Artists-in-residence chat about upcoming New York Theatre Workshop presentations in an informal setting. A Q&A follows. Warner Bentley Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., noon. Free. Info, 603-646-3691.


‘THE MUSIC MAN’: See WED.9, 7:30 p.m. NEW PLAY READING: Playwright Paola Lázaro shares fresh work for the stage. Dorset Playhouse, 7-9 p.m. $20. Info, 867-2223.

POETRY CLINIC: Writers keep their pens and minds in motion with generative exercises and respectful critiques. River Arts, Morrisville, 6-8 p.m. $5. Info, 888-1261. ROBERT FINCH: Middlebury College professor emeritus John Elder carries on a conversation with the New England author about the penman’s latest title The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore. See calendar spotlight. Vermont Book Shop, Middlebury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 388-2061. A ‘ULYSSES’ SUMMER: SUMMER LITERATURE READING GROUP: Ambitious readers discuss selected pages from James Joyce’s Ulysses. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. WINE & STORY OPEN MIC: Prompts trigger firstperson narratives told to a live audience. Shelburne Vineyard, 7:30 p.m. $5. Info, 863-1754.


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BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB: Readers voice opinions about Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 12:301:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.



SAT. AUGUST 19– SUN. AUGUST 27, 2017

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See what’s playing at local theaters in the movies section. ‘BEFORE SUNSET’: A pair of strangers who shared one night of romance reconnect in this sequel to Before Sunrise. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. ‘FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES’: See WED.9. JUST-FOR-FUN MOVIES: Film fans keep their eyes glued to the screen for an all-ages flick. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. ‘MEERKATS 3D’: See WED.9.









YO ‘BEDKNOBS AND RK T HE TT ATRE BROOMSTICKS’: Live action meets WORKSHOP, ‘KIRK A animation in an adventure flick following a sports witch, a conman and three children in pursuit of a SUNSET TOUR: See WED.9. magic spell. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center WOMEN’S PICKUP BASKETBALL: See WED.9. for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422.

JUNIOR RANGER ROUNDUP: See WED.9. SCIENCE LOVES ART: See WED.9. WRITING WORKSHOP & BOOK DISCUSSION: Aspiring wordsmiths pick up their pencils for a writing session with Vermont bard Geof Hewitt and a conversation about Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.




Find club dates in the music section.




CITY HALL PARK SUMMER CONCERTS: THE BREVITY THING: Listeners groove to acoustic rock, folk and blues stylings. Burlington City Hall Park, noon. Free. Info, 865-7166.



COMMUNITY EVENINGS AT THE FARM: Brett Hughes & the Honky Tonk Crowd entertain picnickers. Shelburne Farms, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 985-8686. DUELING PIANOS: Two players tickle the ivories while music lovers sip beverages and sing along to hit after hit. Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 5 & 7:30 p.m. $15. Info, 651-0080.

CHESS CLUB: Strategy comes into play as competitors try to capture opposing game pieces. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

SONG CIRCLE: Singers and musicians congregate for an acoustic session of popular folk tunes. Godnick Adult Center, Rutland, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Donations. Info, 775-1182.



CURRENT EVENTS CONVERSATION: Newsworthy subjects take the spotlight in this informal and open discussion. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 878-4918. SVANTE MYRICK: In the third installment of the “Let’s Talk Progress: A Conversation for a Better Burlington” speaker series, the Ithaca, N.Y., mayor describes how his city addresses pressing issues. Union Station, Burlington, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, info@



‘BUYER & CELLAR’: See THU.10. ‘A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL’ INFORMATIONAL KICKOFF MEETING: Thespians get the inside scoop on Lyric Theatre Company’s upcoming holiday production. Lyric Theatre Company Office/Warehouse, South Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-1484.


CIRCUS SMIRKUS BIG TOP TOUR: Hold onto your seats! Acrobatic adventures abound when performers rise to new heights in Midnight at the Museum. Montpelier High School, 1-3 & 6-8 p.m. $16-22. Info, 533-2480. ‘THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE’: See WED.9.




AUTHORS AT THE ALDRICH: James Beard Awardwinning food writer Catherine Donnelly excerpts The Oxford Companion to Cheese. Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 476-7550. CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: See WED.9. VETERANS BOOK CLUB: Women who have served in the U.S. military connect over reading materials and a light dinner. White River Junction VA Medical Center, 5-6:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 2959363, ext. 5743. !




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HOOTENANNY: Revelers bring brews, snacks and musical instruments for a good ol’-fashioned jam session. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 8-11 p.m. Donations. Info,




FARM-TO-FORK SUNSET DINNER: BUFFET & ENTERTAINMENT NIGHT: A movie complements a spread of farm-grown and locally sourced fare. Sandiwood Farm, Wolcott, 6:30 p.m. $10-45; free for kids 6 and under. Info, 888-2881.






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‘THE PRINCESS BRIDE’: “Inconceivable!” A young woman and her true love battle the evils of a mythical kingdom to be reunited in this 1987 fairytale film. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 775-0903.

A COURSE IN MIRACLES: A monthly workshop based on Helen Schucman’s 1975 text delves into the wisdom found at the core of the world’s major religions. Unitarian Universalist CO Fellowship of IS C N Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. RA NF SA Free. Info, 518-645-1930. HE



VERMONT STATE FAIR: See TUE.15, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.



ST. AMBROSE LAWN PARTY & CHICKEN BARBECUE: Revelers get their fill of savory poultry, fried dough and baked goods at a community cookout complete with a pie contest, a white elephant table and kids’ activities. Bristol Village Green, 5 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 453-2488.


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ORLEANS COUNTY FAIR: A historic grandstand hosts harness races, tractor pulls and demolition derbies at a yearly community celebration complete with agricultural displays, live entertainment, and a beer and wine garden. Orleans County Fairgrounds, Barton, 8:45 a.m. $8-12; free for kids 10 and under; additional cost for rides and grandstand events. Info,



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HOWARD FRANK MOSHER TRIBUTE TOUR: See THU.10, Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, 6-8 p.m.





YANKEE CHANK: The Vermont quartet serenades audience members with Cajun and Zydeco tunes. Proctorsville Green, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 226-7736.

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ADULT: BEGINNER CLAY: Instructor: Rik Rolla. Learn how to throw clay on the wheel. Explore centering, throwing, trimming and glazing. Gain confidence with hands-on demonstrations and one-on-one time with the instructor. Leave with several finished pieces. Gas reduction kiln and electric oxidation kiln are available for firing. Fri., Sep. 8-Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $300/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: The Shelburne Craft School, 985-3648, info@, ADULT: CLAY ALTERNATIVE FIRING: Instructor: Rik Rolla. Explore clay on the wheel in a creative, mixed-level, supportive environment. Examine properties of form function, color and glazes. Fire finished pieces in the primitive pit, the Raku Kiln with the option to explore other firing techniques. Gas reduction kiln and electric kilns are also available. Mon., Sep. 11-Oct. 23, 6 -8 p.m. Cost: $300/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: The Shelburne Craft School, 985-3648, info@, ADULT: MIXED LEVEL WHEEL: Instructor: Rik Rolla. Develop the fundamentals of wheel-throwing. Explore techniques through demonstrations and hands-on assistance. You set the pace and gain experience through guided, individualized practice. Gas reduction kiln and electric oxidation kiln are available for firing, including an option to explore other firing methods. Tue., Sep. 5-Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $335/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne

Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: The Shelburne Craft School, 985-3648, info@, ADULT: MIXED LEVEL WHEEL: Instructor: Munemitsu Taguchi. Develop the fundamentals of wheel-throwing. Explore techniques through demonstrations and hands-on assistance. You set the pace and gain experience through guided individualized practice. Gas reduction kiln and electric oxidation kiln are available for firing, including an option to explore other firing methods. Session 1, Tue., Sep. 5-Oct. 24, 6 -8 p.m. Cost: $335/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: The Shelburne Craft School, 985-3648, info@, ADULT: PAINTING PRACTICE: Instructor: Neil Berger. Together we will explore painting as performance: a series of gestures more like a dance than a marathon. We will look at pictures as holistic arrangements of shapes and colors instead of ‘subject matter’ and learn to trust the intimate, awkward and natural encounter with paint. Level 1, Tue., Sep. 12-Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $217/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: The Shelburne Craft School, 985-3648,, ADULT: SHAKER HALL TABLE: Instructor: Ryan Cocina. Learn a comprehensive introduction to woodworking. This course explores basic principles of lumber selection, hand-tool and machinery usage, milling, joinery and finishing. You will build a Shaker-style hall table, taking the project from blueprint through completion, while gaining familiarity with the wood-shop environment. Wed., Sep. 13-Nov. 15, 6 -9 p.m. Cost: $565/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: The Shelburne Craft School, 985-3648, info@, ADULT: COLOR THEORY: Instructor: Dana Heffern. Explore advanced color theory using Munsil’s Color Theory Workbook.

Gain an understanding of ambiance, atmosphere, clash, vibration and other color perceptions through guided experiments and lively class discussions. Then develop your own style with how color can create environment, mood and a sense of aesthetics. This class requires a textbook. Level 1, Fri., Sep. 8-Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $217/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: The Shelburne Craft School, 985-3648, info@, ADULT: DRAWING: Instructor: Clark Derbes. Explore the foundation of drawing. Learn to depict objects, people, space and emotion. Using mediums such as graphite, charcoal, conte and ink, students will develop and expand drawing skills through demonstrations and one-onone instruction. Instructor will also tailor classes based on student interest. Materials not included. Level 1, Tue., Sep. 12-Oct. 24, 6 -8 p.m. Cost: $217/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: The Shelburne Craft School, 985-3648,,

layout and surface preparation to a variety of brush work, including wet into wet, scrubs and glazing. Materials not included. Level 1, Thu., Sep. 7-Oct. 19, 6 -8 p.m. Cost: $217/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: The Shelburne Craft School, 985-3648,, ADULT: WATERCOLOR 1: Instructor: Ginny Joyner. Learn the basics: what brushes to use, kinds of paper and paint, color mixing, creating washes, working wet-on-wet, layering and learning that the water is in charge! A very ZEN approach to painting in watercolor, this class will work from images of landscapes and floras. Mon., Sep. 11-Oct 23, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $217/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

culinary FERMENTATION: Learn the basics of lactose fermentation. The workshop includes a jar of the fermented vegetables, a bottle of switchback beer and dinner from a make-your-own burrito bar. 100% of the profits will be donated to local charity. Wed., Aug. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: $45/ person. Location: Intervale Barn, 180 Intervale Rd., Burlington. Info: 660-3505,

dance DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Salsa classes, nightclub-style, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wed., 6 p.m. $15/person for one-hour class. No dance experience, partner or preregistration required, just the desire to have fun! Drop in any time and prepare for an enjoyable workout. Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 5981077,, ADULT: INTERMEDIATE OIL: Instructor: Dana Heffern. This course is perfect for those looking to build on their basic knowledge of oil painting. Techniques will be learned through theory and practice. Subject matter may include still life, drapery, landscape and the human figure. Level 1, Fri., Sep. 8-Oct. 20, 1 -3 p.m. Cost: $217/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: The Shelburne Craft School, 985-3648,, ADULT: OIL PAINTING: Instructor: Brooke Monte. Develop confidence in composition, color, layering and mixing using oil paint. Designed for beginners, this class teaches how to use still-life setups to explore techniques ranging from

DSANTOS VT SALSA: Experience the fun and excitement of Burlington’s eclectic dance community by learning salsa. Trained by world famous dancer Manuel Dos Santos, we teach you how to dance to the music and how to have a great time on the dance floor! There is no better time to start than now! Mon. evenings: beginner class, 7-8 p.m.; intermediate, 8:15-9:15 p.m. Cost: $12/1-hour class. Location: North End Studios, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Jon Bacon, 355-1818, crandalltyler@hotmail. com, IRISH/MODERN/TAP/JAZZ/ BALLET: Fiadhnait Moser School of Dance is accepting students for Irish, contemporary, jazz, tap and FMSD Company classes. We accept dancers at total beginner and advanced levels, as well as adults and children of all ages. Learn the art and joy of dance

from champion and internationally qualified dancer, Fia Moser. See website for schedule of daily classes. Cost: $300/10 weekly 1-hour classes; scholarships possible. Location: Endeavor Middle School, 4066 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne. Info: The Fiadhnait Moser School of Dance, Fiadhnait Moser, 774-2704564, fiadhnaitmoser@gmail. com,

drumming DJEMBE & TAIKO: Classes in Burlington, Hyde Park and Montpelier. Drums provided. Classes for adults (also for kids with parents) Mon., Tue. & Wed. in Burlington; Wed. a.m. or Fri. a.m. in Hyde Park; Thu. in Montpelier. Most classes are in the evenings or after school. Conga classes, too! Visit our schedule and register online. Location: Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 3G, Burlington; Capital City Grange, 6612 Rte. 12, Berlin; Moonlight Studios, 1670 Cleveland Corners Rd., Hyde Park. Info: 999-4255,

gardening LANDSCAPE DESIGN WORKSHOP FOR HOMEOWNERS: This four-part series helps you select and place plants and express your vision for your landscape. Wed., Sep. 6-27, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $160/4week workshop. Location: Gardener’s Supply Burlington Garden Center, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington. Info: 660-3505, gardeners-supply-stores.

language ANNOUNCING SPANISH CLASSES: Join us for adult Spanish classes this fall. Learn from a native speaker via small classes, individual instruction or student tutoring. You’ll always be participating and speaking. Lesson packages for travelers. Also lessons for young children; they love it! Our 11th year. See our website or contact us for details. Starts week of September 11; 10 weeks. Cost: $225. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: 585-1025, spanishparavos@, ALLIANCE FRANCAISE: FALL SESSION: Eleven-week French classes for adults starting on Sep. 11. Morning, afternoon and evening classes available in Burlington and evening classes only in Colchester and Montpelier. We also offer 6- or 7-week literature classes in Burlington and French for Travelers in Montpelier. We serve the entire range of students from the true beginners to those already comfortable conversing in French. See website for schedule. Location: Alliance Francaise of the Lake Champlain Region,

43 King St., Burlington. Info: Micheline Tremblay, 881-8826,,

martial arts ACHIEVE YOUR POTENTIAL: Come to Wu Xing Chinese Martial Arts. Join other thoughtful, intelligent adults to learn and practice tai chi, kung fu, meditation and dynamic physical exercises. Maximize your mental tranquility and clarity, physical health and fitness, and self-confidence. For people who never thought this would be for them. Fri., 6-7 p.m. & 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.noon & noon-1 p.m.; Tue., 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $12/1-hour class; $40/ mo. (incl. all classes offered); $5/ trial class. Location: 303 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info: 355-1301,, MARTIAL WAY: Colchester and Milton locations. Classes in self-defense, Karate, Kung Fu, Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi. We have 14 different age and experience levels, so the training is always ageand skill-appropriate. Beginner or experienced, fit or not yet, young or not anymore, we have a class for you! Days and evenings; see website for schedule and fees. Location: Martial Way Self Defense Center, 73 Prim Rd., Colchester. Info: David Quinlan, 893-8893, info@martialwayvt. com, VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial arts combat style based entirely on leverage and technique. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu self-defense curriculum is taught to Navy SEALs, CIA, FBI, military police and special forces. No training experience required. Easy-to-learn techniques that could save your life! Classes for men, women and children. Students will learn realistic bully-proofing and self-defense life skills to avoid them becoming victims and help them feel safe and secure. Our sole purpose is to help empower people by giving them realistic martial arts training practices they can carry with them throughout life. IBJJF & CBJJ certified black belt


6th-degree Instructor under Carlson Gracie Sr.: teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. A five-time Brazilian National Champion; International World Masters Champion and IBJJF World Masters Champion. Accept no Iimitations! Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 598-2839, julio@,

meditation LEARN TO MEDITATE: Through the practice of sitting still and following your breath as it goes out and dissolves, you are connecting with your heart. By simply letting yourself be, as you are, you develop genuine sympathy toward yourself. The Burlington Shambhala Center offers meditation as a path to discovering gentleness and wisdom. Shambhala Cafe (meditation and discussions) meets the first Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.-noon. An open house (intro to the center, short dharma talk and socializing) is held on the third Sunday of each month, noon-2 p.m. Instruction: Sun. mornings, 9 a.m.-noon, or by appt. Sessions: Tue. & Thu., noon-1 p.m., & Mon.-Thu., 6-7 p.m. Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 S.

Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 658-6795,

performing arts BILL REED VOICE STUDIO: Bill Reed Voice Studio is currently auditioning new students for the fall semester. We offer private voice lessons, workshops, master classes and more. For more information and to schedule an audition, please contact Sally Olson, managing director at sallyolson@billreedvoicestudio. com. Location: Bill Reed Voice Studio, South Burlington. Info:

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BEGINNER TAI CHI IN MONTPELIER: We practice Cheng Man-ch’ing’s “simplified” 37-posture Yang-style form. The course will be taught by Patrick Cavanaugh, longtime student and assistant to Wolfe Lowenthal, student of Cheng Man-ch’ing and founder of Long River Tai Chi Circle. Patrick is a senior instructor at LRTTC in Vermont and New Hampshire. Starts Tue., Sep. 5, 7-8 p.m. Cost: $65/mo. Location: Bethany Church, 115 Main St., Montpelier. Info: Long River Tai Chi Circle, Patrick Cavanaugh, 490-6405,,

YOGA & RECOVERY GROUP FOR FOLKS LIVING W/ LYME DISEASE: Join as we practice gentle restorative poses suitable for all levels. Afterward, join the discussion as we share and support one another on the often confusing and isolating journey to wellness while living with Lyme disease. Wear comfortable clothing. Aug. 27, 2-3:30 p.m. By donation. Location: Laughing River Yoga, The Chase Mill, 1 Mill St., Burlington. Info:

SNAKE-STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN: The Yang Snake Style is a dynamic tai chi method that mobilizes the spine while stretching and strengthening the core body muscles. Practicing this ancient martial art increases strength, flexibility, vitality, peace of mind and martial skill. Beginner classes Sat. mornings & Wed. evenings. Call to view a class. Location: Bao Tak Fai Tai Chi Institute, 100 Church St., Burlington. Info: 864-7902,

yoga EVOLUTION YOGA: Evolution Yoga and Physical Therapy offers yoga classes for everyone from beginner to expert. Choose from a wide variety of drop-in classes, series and workshops in Vinyasa, Kripalu, Core, Gentle, Vigorous, Yoga on the Lake, Yoga Wall, Therapeutics, and Alignment. Become part of our yoga community. You are welcome here. Cost: $15/class; $140/10-class card; $5-10/community classes. Location: Evolution Yoga, 20 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: 8649642, HONEST YOGA: Honest yoga offers practices for all levels. We just expanded to have two

$110/10-class punch card; $135/ mo. adult memberships; $99/ mo. kid memberships. Location: Honest Yoga Center, 150 Dorset St., Blue Mall, next to Hana, South Burlington. Info: 497-0136,,

practice spaces! Your children can practice in one room while you practice in the other. No need for childcare. Yoga and dance classes ages 3 and up. Brand-new beginners’ course: This includes two specialty classes per week for four weeks plus unlimited access to all classes. We have daily heated and alignment classes, and kids’ classes in yoga and dance. We hold yoga teacher trainings at the 200- and 500-hour levels, as well as children and dance teacher training courses. Check our our website for dance classes and yoga summer camps! Daily classes & workshops. $50/new student (1 month unlimited); $18/ class; $140/10-class card; $15/ class for student or senior; or

SANGHA STUDIO | NONPROFIT, DONATION-BASED YOGA: Sangha Studio builds an empowered community through the shared practice of yoga. Free yoga service initiatives and outreach programs are offered at 17 local organizations working with all ages. Join Sangha in both downtown Burlington and the Old North End for one of their roughly 60 weekly classes and workshops. Become a Sustaining Member for $60/month and practice as often as you like! Daily. Location: Sangha Studio, 120 Pine St. and 237 North Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 448-4262, Info@,







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Sam Paulino and Caleb Hoh are hip-hop duo Sam and Somba


Sam and Somba make an astonishing debut with The South Cove BY JORD A N ADAMS






n late July, Burlington-based hip-hop duo Sam and Somba unceremoniously dropped a six-song EP called The South Cove. Since then, its individual tracks have racked up more than 10,000 plays on SoundCloud. That’s an impressive feat, given that they did little to promote the project other than share it with friends. They didn’t even submit it to Seven Days. Front man and lyricist Sam Paulino and producer Somba — real name Caleb Hoh — have been working together for nearly two years. They see themselves as leaders in what they consider to be a new wave of Vermont-based hip-hop. “[We have] a whole new sound,” says Paulino, sitting at a picnic table in Burlington’s Oakledge Park. “We’re not the first people to make rap music in Vermont. But I think we are a new generation.” Based on the strength of their debut, they could very well make good on that proclamation. Both young men are locally raised — though Hoh was born in Philadelphia. If they look familiar, perhaps you’ve seen them at their day jobs. Paulino, 20, is a host at both ArtsRiot and Leunig’s Bistro & Café. He sports a strip of dark, low-pile curls and has a sharp jaw line and a manicured layer of scruff.

Hoh, 17, can be seen peddling (and pedaling) freshly baked bread from August First Bakery & Café via its bicycle delivery service. The blond-haired, blue-eyed beatsmith graduated from Burlington High School in June and will attend the University of Vermont this fall to study music technology.

It wasn’t until they teamed up in late 2015 that the two began to actualize a cohesive artistic vision. Paulino had graduated from South Burlington High School earlier that year and was living in Mesa, Ariz., with his father, Arturo Paulino, a retired minor league baseball player. At that point, Sam was focusing less on music and



Paulino’s parents have spent some time in the limelight as well — particularly his mother, local radio personality Chantal Paulino of Star 92.9 FM (and formerly of 95 Triple X). Independently of one another, Paulino and Hoh each began experimenting with songwriting and production during their respective freshman years in high school. Although they grew up with friends in common, their first intentional interactions took place not in person but online — specifically, through SoundCloud messaging. “We knew each other as people, but we didn’t know each other made music,” says Paulino.

more on a budding acting career. But, he says, grueling audition cycles and toxic industry pressure left him feeling lost. “[My] main goal was to move to [Los Angeles] and be famous,” he admits. “[But] it takes a lot more than that. At 18, you can’t just move to L.A. with $2,000. You could — but I’m not trying to be sleeping on benches, you know what I’m saying? It’ll chew you up and spit you out.” With his acting career on hold, Paulino returned home in 2016. He and Hoh had already begun working on early incarnations of what would become The South Cove. Like many collaborators, the duo doesn’t have one fixed method for putting

a track together. It might start with one of Paulino’s verses, or Hoh might create a particularly compelling groove. Either of them might discover a sample that provides the foundation for a new cut. They describe a mutual understanding of their roles and have only limited crossover. “His input [affects] the creative drive when it comes to making the beats,” says Hoh, referring to Paulino’s role in production. “[But] I don’t think you’re ever going to hear him say, ‘[Change] that multiband compressor right there [and] the dithering on top of those formants,’” Hoh jokes. The South Cove flows with a dreamlike fluidity. From its slow-burning opener, “Lost (Intro),” to its avant-garde closer, “Wavs. (Outro),” the songs drift in and out of obscure samples and candid recordings Paulino made with his phone. A mix of live instrumentation and nuanced software instruments are put through multiple stages of tweaking and augmenting, making it difficult to tell which sounds are samples and which are original. Hoh makes dynamic choices with sound and form. At times, he bends Paulino’s vocals to helium highs only to drop them to deep lows — often within the same phrase. In a similar contrast,


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On Thursday, August 10, Ghanaian artist ROCKY DAWUNI returns to ArtsRiot for the first time in nearly two years. The AfroCaribbean-influenced singer-songwriter is signed to Cumbancha, the world-music label based in Charlotte. In addition to attending the show, a limited number of fans can join Dawuni for a lunchtime conversation at the Barn House at

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been so many Garcia-related events in your local listings of late, it’s because the GRATEFUL DEAD founder would have turned 75 on August 1 of this year. Also, he passed away on August 9, 1995 — exactly 22 years ago from this column’s street date. Now, on to the next mountaintop show! This Saturday, the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center at the Stowe Mountain Resort hosts BANJO DAN’S BLUEGRASS REVUE for the first time. The recurring event is usually held at the Haskell Free Library & Opera House in Derby Line, so the new location is a fairly big change. The revue is the brainchild of Vermont bluegrass godfather DAN LINDNER, who, along with his brother WILLY LINDNER, fronted BANJO DAN AND THE MID-NITE PLOWBOYS for more than 40 years until the band’s farewell in 2012. The Lindners now perform primarily as the duo the SKY BLUE BOYS. For this weekend’s show, bassist and vocalist CARRIE COOK joins the brothers. Also performing are CATAMOUNT CROSSING, a five-piece, traditional bluegrass band. Front man and banjo picker BOB AMOS leads the group.


Attention, music fans who dwell in the lower elevations of Vermont: You might want to consider taking a hike into the mountains this weekend for a pair of extra-special shows. Get ready to party like it’s 1996, because first up on our alpine double feature is jam-band royalty STRANGEFOLK and their Garden of Eden Festival. The two-day event spans Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, at Jay Peak Resort’s Stateside Amphitheater, and features a couple of special guests. A little history: After their formation at the University of Vermont in the early ’90s, the band rocked its first Garden of Eden show in 1996 on a diminutive hillside in Eden, Vt. — a quick jaunt from Stateside. The festival continued until 2000, after which the band’s lineup changed. It wasn’t until 2012 that the original lineup — JON TRAFTON, REID GENAUER, ERIK GLOCKLER and LUKE SMITH — reunited. Last summer, for the festival’s 20th anniversary, the foursome set up shop at Stateside. And they’re bringing it back again this year. The band will play five sets total — two on Friday night and three on Saturday. Additionally, JERRY GARCIA BAND tribute act the GARCIA PROJECT play a late-night set on Friday. On Saturday night, Burlington funk-jazz outfit SOULE MONDE take on afterhours duties. One more little detail: In 2014, UVM alum and the band’s former tour manager, ANDRE GARDNER, founded a scholarship at their alma mater, which benefits students of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. At this weekend’s fest, 100 percent of proceeds from the sale of their limited-edition Garden of Eden 2017 hats will bolster the scholarship. Rocky Dawuni A quick aside: If you’ve been wondering why there have

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JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.



LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Marina Evans and Bernardo Baglioni (folk, Americana), 7 p.m., free. Takénobu (classical, folk), 9 p.m., $5. Taka (vinyl DJ), 11 p.m., $5.

ARTSRIOT: Daniel Romano (indie rock, country), 8:30 p.m., $12/14. CITIZEN CIDER: Brett Hughes (country), 6 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: A Tangled Web (rock), 10 p.m., free.

JUNIPER: The Daniel Ian Smith Quartet (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Mike Martin (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free. Grippo Funk Band, DJ Rekkon, 9 p.m., $7.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. Brett Hughes Posse (country), 9:30 p.m., free.

RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: Supersounds DJ (top 40), 10 p.m., free.

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free.

RADIO BEAN: Friday Morning SingAlong with Linda Bassick & Friends (kids’ music), 11 a.m., free. Ben Cosgrove (neo-classical, folk), 7 p.m., free. Brianna Musco (acoustic pop-rock), 8 p.m., free. Etna Old Time (bluegrass), 9 p.m., free. Los Pimientos (pan-American folk), 10 p.m., $5. Foggy May (rock), 11:30 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Vinyl Night with DJ Disco Phantom (eclectic), 6 p.m., free. 22nd Annual Jerryfest featuring Blues for Breakfast (Grateful Dead tribute), 10 p.m., free/$5. 18+. RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: Reagh Greeneaf Jr. and Gypsy Reel (folk), 7:30 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: Audrey Houle (pop, country), 7 p.m., free. Andrew Lightning (acoustic jazz), 8 p.m., free. AliT (singer-songwriter), 9 p.m., free. Instant Treeline (indie rock, folk), 10:30 p.m., free.

performing with Kishi Bashi in concert. The

SIDEBAR: L Yeah (house), 7 p.m., free. Haitian & Dave Villa (EDM), 10 p.m., free.

numerous films and videos, including an upcoming project about Michelin-starred chef Jake Bickelhaupt.

SMITTY’S PUB: Hi Note Karaoke, 8:30 p.m., free.

In live performances, he uses loop pedals to create hair-raising, evocative works that achieve a perfect

THE SPOT ON THE DOCK: T.G.I.F. with DJ Fattie B (hits), 5:30 p.m., free.

MONKEY HOUSE: Green Knuckle Material, Colby Stiltz, Tusky (hip-hop), 8:30 p.m., $3/8. 18+. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m., free. SEVENDAYSVT.COM


SIDEBAR: AliT (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. Hotel Karaoke with DJ Craig Mitchell, 10 p.m., free.

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King of String You may have seen

RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ KermiTT (hits), 10 p.m., $5.

classically trained, Atlanta-based cellist is a touring band member. Real name Nick Takénobu Ogawa,

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Standup Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. Hump Night! (improv), 9 p.m., free.


SWEET MELISSA’S: D. Davis (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., donation. Cookie’s Hot Club (gypsy jazz), 8 p.m., donation. WHAMMY BAR: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.

the Cornwall, Vt., native’s compositions have a stark, cinematic quality. Indeed, he’s provided scores for

cross-section of classical and folk traditions. Takénobu performs with violinist Kathryn Koch on Friday, August 11, at the Light Club Lamp Shop in Burlington.

northeast kingdom

PARKER PIE CO.: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.

outside vermont

MONOPOLE: Open Mic with Lucid, 10 p.m., free. NAKED TURTLE: The Duo (pop covers), 6 p.m., free.


RED SQUARE: Dr. No (funk, rock), 7 p.m., free. D Jay Baron (mashup, hip-hop), 11 p.m., free. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Northeast Traffic, Adventure Dog (jam), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Cary Morin (Americana), 7 p.m., free. Andriana Chobot Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free. THE SPOT ON THE DOCK: Summer Breeze with DJ Craig Mitchell (hits), 5:30 p.m., free.


MOOGS PLACE: Christine Malcolm (folk), 8 p.m., free.

ARTSRIOT: Rocky Dawuni (reggae), 8 p.m., $12.

THE TAP ROOM AT SWITCHBACK BREWING: Vermont Historical Trivia, 6 p.m., free.

mad river valley/ waterbury

DRINK: BLiNDoG Records Acoustic Sessions, 5 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Will Anderson (standup), 7:30 p.m., $15-27. The Daily Grind: Scott Fleishman (improv), 9 p.m., $5.


ZENBARN: ZeNth Power Picnic Featuring the Nth Power and Soule Monde (funk, soul), 5 p.m., $40.

middlebury area SEVEN DAYS

RED SQUARE: Ellen Powell Trio (jazz), 4 p.m., free. Radio Flamingo (rock covers), 7 p.m., $5. DJ Craig Mitchell (house, hits), 11 p.m., $5.

RED SQUARE: Robin Gottfried Band (rock), 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Ed Set (eclectic), 7 p.m., free.

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., free.

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BAYSIDE PAVILION: The Starline Rhythm Boys (honky-tonk, rockabilly), 6 p.m., free. 64 MUSIC

JUNIPER: Eric George (country), 9 p.m., free.

NORTH HERO HOUSE INN & RESTAURANT: Leno & Young (rock covers), 6:30 p.m., free.

FOAM BREWERS: Brews & Bros (standup), second Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., free.

chittenden county

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

BACKSTAGE PUB: Trivia, 9:30 p.m., free.

LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Queen City Hot Club (gypsy jazz), 7 p.m., free.

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Highly Suspect, And the Kids, DJ Redbees (rock), 7:30 p.m., $20/23.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Kelly Hoppenjans, Emily Barnes, Alex Delphenich (folk, rock), 7:30 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Sling Shot (rock, hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Trivia Mania, 7 p.m., free. Pat & the Hats, Locals & Company (indie pop), 9:30 p.m., free/$5. 18+. PHO NGUYEN: Karaoke with DJ Walker, 8 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: Chris Capaldi (folk, Americana), 7 p.m., free. James Harvey Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. Sabouyouma (West African fusion), 11 p.m., $5.

MONKEY HOUSE: Ellen Degenerates, Willverine, Evan Allis & Renn McCoy (indie), 8:30 p.m., $5. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Joe Moore Blues Band, 7 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Fred Brauer (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free.


SWEET MELISSA’S: David Langevin (ragtime), 6 p.m., donation. WHAMMY BAR: Bird Full of Trees (roots, blues), 7 p.m., free.


MARTELL’S AT THE RED FOX: Open Mic & Jam Session, 9 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Open Mic with Allen Church, 8:30 p.m., free.

mad river valley/ waterbury

ZENBARN: Matt Townshend (indie rock), 8 p.m., free.

middlebury area

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Summer Salsa Series with DJ Hector, 9 p.m., free.

champlain islands/ northwest

TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Ellen Powell Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

outside vermont

MONOPOLE: Sam Egan and Friends (rock, eclectic), 9 p.m., free. OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Karaoke with DJ Jon Berry & DJ Coco, 9 p.m., free.



ARTSRIOT: Nico Suave Slays Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin tribute), 9 p.m., $10/12. BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Jeff Wheel (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. FOAM BREWERS: Emma Cook & Questionable Company (Album Release) (folk-funk), 8 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Cosmosis Jones (jam), 9 p.m., free.

THE TAP ROOM AT SWITCHBACK BREWING: Ethan Tischler (folk), 6 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Will Anderson (standup), 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., $15-27.

chittenden county

BACKSTAGE PUB: Karaoke with Jenny Red, 9 p.m., free. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Chris Webby, Justina, Bizarre (hip-hop), 8:30 p.m., $18/22. JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: The Brevity Thing (rock, folk), 7 p.m., free. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: The Dual (rock), 5 p.m., free. Sticks & Stones (rock), 9 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Melissa Plett (alt-country), 7 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Barika (West African, psych-fusion), 9:30 p.m., $5.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Stefani Capizzi (folk, blues), 6 p.m., free. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Julia Kate Davis (acoustic), 6 p.m., free. Anders Parker & Cloud Badge, Anachronist (alt-rock), 9 p.m., free. DEMENA’S: Joe Moore (jazz), 6 p.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5:30 p.m., donation. Jed Fisher (country), 8 p.m., free. Kava Express (jam), 9 p.m., $5.


MOOGS PLACE: Chris Lyon (solo acoustic), 6 p.m., free. Eames Brothers Band (blues), 9 p.m., free. FRI.11

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the Clemmons Family Farm. That multipurpose, African American heritage and cultural center is also in Charlotte. Visit to RSVP and for additional information. This Friday, Valley Stage Productions, Burlington City Arts and Big Heavy World present a screening of The Shopkeeper at the BCA Center. The film’s tagline reads, “Everybody can make a record. Nobody can make a living. Now what?” Director and musician RAIN PERRY profiles music producer MARK HALLMAN and his famed recording studio, the Congress House Studio, in Austin, Texas. The Congress House is the oldest continuously operating recording studio in Austin, but it’s not immune to the challenges many professionals in the recording industry have faced in recent years. Hallman is known for producing legendary artists such as ANI DIFRANCO and CAROLE KING, among others. The film examines his struggle to keep his business afloat as the industry he once knew crumbles around him, and scrutinizes the impact of streaming music on the music biz as a whole. It

features interviews with artists who’ve worked with Hallman and searches for answers in the face of an ever-changing landscape. For more info about the screening, visit Sometimes an anniversary is so sweet you have to celebrate it twice. On Friday, August 12, Charlie-O’s World Famous celebrates its 40th anniversary for the second time — the bar’s actual 40th was last year. The beloved Montpelier dive’s “2nd Annual 40th Anniversary Party” kicks off in the early afternoon and features an all-day, eclectic assortment of Vermont-based talent: Windsor rockers the PILGRIMS; Mad River Valley cybernetic surfpunks the TSUNAMIBOTS and Burlington funk-rock band DR. NO. The night closes out with back-to-back hip-hop sets from Montpelier-based BOOMSLANG and Windsor crew MAIDEN VOYAGE. Last week, when the winners of this year’s Seven Daysies awards were announced, there seemed to be quite a kerfuffle surrounding the LYNGUISTIC CIVILIANS’ seventh consecutive win in the Best Hip-Hop Artist or Group category.


Listening In


If I were a superhero, my superpower would be the ability to get songs stuck in other people’s heads. Here are five songs that have been stuck in my head this week. May they also get stuck in yours. Follow sevendaysvt on Spotify for weekly playlists with tunes by artists featured in the music section.


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BEACON, “IM U” RUTH BROWN, “I Want to Do More” ROYAL CANOE, “Walk Out on the Water”

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middlebury area

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Bob McKenzie Band (blues), 9 p.m., $3.

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champlain islands/northwest TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Shane Murley Band (rock), 7 p.m., free.

northeast kingdom PARKER PIE CO.: Tritium Well (rock), 8 p.m., free.

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MONOPOLE: Lush Honey (funk, rock), 10 p.m., free. MONOPOLE DOWNSTAIRS: Happy Hour Tunes & Trivia with Gary Peacock, 5 p.m., free. NAKED TURTLE: Mero Trio (Ashley Kohler, Hal & Matt) (rock), 6:30 p.m., free. Basement Blues, 10 p.m., free.


OLIVE RIDLEY’S: All Request Night with DJ Skippy (hits), 10 p.m., free.





NECTAR’S: a.m. rejoice (indie folk), 7 p.m., free. Lady Moon & the Eclipse, Robin Sunquiet (R&B, Afrobeat), 9 p.m., $5. RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: DJ Dodg3r (EDM, hits), 10 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: AM Radio (Americana), noon, free. HAiL (roots), 2:30 p.m., free. Zeke Duckworthy (Americana), 7 p.m., free. Emily White (alternative), 8 p.m., free. Dyllan Hersey (folk, soul), 9 p.m., free. Sinners & Saints (Americana), 10 p.m., $5. Locals & Company (rock), 11:30 p.m., $5. MultiBird (freak-folk), midnight, $5. RED SQUARE: Crone & Bodega (R&B, blues), 4 p.m., free. The Tricksters (rock), 7 p.m., free. Mashtodon (hip-hop), 11 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Raul (hits), 6 p.m., $5. DJ Reign One (EDM), 11 p.m., $5. SIDEBAR: Gordon Goldsmith (folk), 7 p.m., free. SVPPLY (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Cary Morin (Americana), 7 p.m., free. SMITTY’S PUB: Troy Millette and Dylan Gombas (rock), 8 p.m., free.

BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: George Petit (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.

THE SPOT ON THE DOCK: Reggae Brunch with DJs Big Dog and Jahson, 11 a.m., free.

CLUB METRONOME: Retronome With DJ Fattie B (’80s dance party), 9 p.m., free/$5.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Will Anderson (standup), 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., $15-27.

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

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LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Ivamae, Kosi, Meku (folk), 7:30 p.m., $5. Taka (vinyl DJ), 11 p.m., $5. 8/8/17 12:06 PM

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Gnomedad (psych-fusion), 10 p.m., free.

ARTSRIOT: Anders Parker, Erin Cassels-Brown, Ryan Ober (alt-rock), 8:30 p.m., $10/12.

JUNIPER: DJ Gold Cheng (eclectic vinyl), 7:30 p.m., free.

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HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Get the Led Out (Led Zeppelin tribute), 9 p.m., $28/35.

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Girls Rock Vermont Showcase (rock), 12:30 p.m., $5.

JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Shellhouse (rock), 7 p.m., free. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Loose Association (acoustic), 5 p.m., free. The Hitmen (rock), 9 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Coon Hill John (Americana, bluegrass), 7 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Irish Session, 2 p.m., donation. Augustus James and T.C. Young (country, folk), 6 p.m., free. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: 2nd Annual 40th Anniversary Party with Maiden Voyage, Boomslang, Dr. No, the Tsunamibots, the Pilgrims (rock), 1 p.m., free. ESPRESSO BUENO: Jazzyaoke (live jazz karaoke), 7:30 p.m., $5. POSITIVE PIE TAP & GRILL: Willa Mamet and Paul Miller (folk, Americana), 8 p.m., free. WHAMMY BAR: Parakeets (doowop, psych-rock), 7 p.m., free.


MOOGS PLACE: Willie Edwards Blues Band, 9 p.m., free.

middlebury area

HATCH 31: Robin Gottfried Band (rock), 7 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Second Half (rock), 9 p.m., $3.

champlain islands/northwest TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Thea Wren Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

outside vermont

MONOPOLE: Ausable Branch (folk), 10 p.m., free.


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ARTSRIOT: Surfer Blood, Katie Von Schleicher, Swale (indie rock), 8:30 p.m., $10/12. CLUB METRONOME: Nexus Artists presents Sunday Night Mass featuring Pat Fontes, Andy Kershaw, Justin B., Sharkat (house, techno), 9 p.m., $10. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Game Night, 8 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Mi Yard Reggae Night with DJs Big Dog and Jahson, 9:30 p.m., free/$3. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Clare Byrne (singer-songwriter), 11 a.m., free. Maple Street Six (jazz), 1 p.m., free. Andrew Stearns (Americana), 4 p.m., free. The King and Captain (bluegrass), 7 p.m., free. Augustus James, T.C. Young (Americana, folk), 8:30 p.m., free. Matt Decaro (folk-punk), 10 p.m., free. Joy on Fire (punk-jazz, fuzz-rock), 11 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: Seth Yacovone Blues Trio, 7 p.m., free. DJ David Chief (dance), 11 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Comedy Open Mic and Showcase (standup), 7 p.m., free. Mitteltoner (house), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Bluegrass Brunch, noon, $5-10 donation. THE TAP ROOM AT SWITCHBACK BREWING: Pam Reeves (singersongwriter), 1 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Mix Tape (improv), 8:30 p.m., free.

chittenden county

MONKEY HOUSE: Laureate, Red Summer Sun, Better Things (pop-punk), 8:30 p.m., $5.

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Southern Old Time Music Jam, 10 a.m., free. Bleecker & MacDougal (folk), every other Sunday, 11 a.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: Live Band Karaoke, 8 p.m., donation.

outside vermont

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LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Lamp Shop Lit Club (open reading), 8 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., free.


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Jibba the Gent, The Broccoli Tree (SELF-RELEASED, CD, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

Springfield, Vt., rapper Jibba the Gent has been quietly paying dues for more than a decade. He’s worked with a lot of crews and groups — most notably Cause and Effect, his collaboration with MC/producer Vazy. He’s been a show promoter, a studio co-owner and a tireless champion for the Vermont scene. The Broccoli Tree is his debut album as a solo artist, and it’s a serious accomplishment. The Broccoli Tree bears the mark of someone who grew up listening to hip-hop — like, all of it. Every subgenre you can think of is represented in these 15 tracks. More impressive still: The sound is consistent throughout, and Jibba never once sounds uncomfortable or out of his depth. That’s probably because this album represents years of work and experience in the studio. Another major factor is Zach

Crawford, better known as Sky Splitter Ink, who helped assemble the final product, then mixed and mastered the whole album. Jibba’s debut sounds professional, bright and just plain huge. The rapper makes the most of that canvas, too. Jibba is a remarkably flexible writer and performer. He can change his flow and cadence to dramatic effect, but he never does so for the sake of showing off — it’s all about the song. His verses and hooks are always attuned to the beat, and his ear for rhythm and pitch is rock solid. This organic approach extends to his collaborations, too, and there are quite a few guest artists on The Broccoli Tree. Perhaps the most notable is Noah Jones, a rapper from California who delivers two standout performances on “2 the World” and “Fantasy.” Then there’s “Air Raid,” a bombastic show-off number with some amazing verses courtesy of Fury and Vazy. Friendly competition seems to bring out the best in Jibba. “Do It for My City,” an upbeat, soulful anthem with Yung Breeze, features some of his most

confidently melodic work on the mic. Another major highlight is “Buy It,” on which he partners with unsung Vermont rap maniac Madscatta. Jibba delivers such a high-energy tongue twister that I can only assume he was levitating in the booth. What really fleshes out this album, however, are the bluntly personal tracks, such as “Charlee’s Song,” an ode to the awe and doubt of being a new parent. Even when Jibba does inspirational tunes — the opener “Chosen,” for example — he’s always grounding his life advice in his own personal pain. His talent is a force to be reckoned with, but the man’s honesty is what sets Jibba apart. The Broccoli Tree is an imposing debut, both joyful and world-weary. All of the songs work independently. But just as as impressively, they also work with each other. Jibba the Gent is a ferociously competitive rapper but still offers an intimate look at his real, grown-up life. This is an artist with the range to do damn near anything he wants. No matter where he takes it from here, it will be 100 percent from the heart. The Broccoli Tree by Jibba the Gent is available at





RADIO BEAN: Luli Thulani (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. Jess Taylor (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., free. Ron Sweet (acoustic), 9 p.m., free. Honey Twist (jam), 10 p.m., free.

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Cosgrove is a bona fide nomad. While he technically doesn’t have a permanent address, he generally considers New England his home base. He grew up on the New Hampshire/ Massachusetts border and spent various periods living and working in the Green Mountains. Also, he pays income tax to the State of Vermont. But if you ask Cosgrove where he lives, he may not have a straight answer for you. Such is the way of the wanderer. His latest record, Salt, feels fixated on nature and elemental forces. Intricately arranged, wordless neoclassical piano compositions dominate the album, but he also makes stopovers in folk territory. It’s a moody exercise in restraint and excess. The composer’s attention to space and

“Landfall” might be the record’s lone “pop” hit — though that descriptor could be a stretch for an explicitly instrumental album. However, the song slowly reveals one of the record’s most memorable melodies. Cosgrove summons images of tall ships full of robust men carving through choppy seas, their eyes fixed on the horizon. Just before the album closes, on the ethereal “Kennebec,” Cosgrove reminds us that he’s more than just a pianist. Likely named for the river in central Maine, he puts fingerpicked acoustic guitar front and center, punctuating delicate strokes with massive, low-end thrums and gently rattling cymbals. While it’s easy to get lost in innovative chord progressions and dazzling finger work, Cosgrove’s use of negative space and subtle, perhaps insignificant, details are just as striking. Replete with near-imperceptible embellishments and forward-thinking concepts, Salt is a majestic entry into the composer’s catalog. Salt is available on iTunes. Catch Ben Cosgrove on Friday, August 11, at Radio Bean in Burlington.


ARTSRIOT: Waking Windows presents Downtown Boys (punk), 7:30 p.m., $12/14.


atmosphere conveys as much emotional information as do the actual notes he plunks out. Cosgrove expertly establishes the record’s mood and tonal palette on the opening track, “Champlain.” After a series of unhurried piano chords, a barrage of sensory information floods and surrounds the listener. Field recordings of rain and fire mix with urgent, unintelligible whispers. It’s an unsettling, damp introduction. The second track, “Break,” has the intensity of a Philip Glass score with its rapid arpeggios and twinkling counterpoint melody. The contrast between its linear trajectory and the boundless expanse of the opening cut is striking and effective. The song reaches a climax as Cosgrove repeatedly stabs a single note, only to drop a two-ton chord before returning to explore the full range of his keyboard.


THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Pickin’ Party with Dave Clark (bluegrass), 3 p.m., free.

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Mic Drop « P.62 Paulino seamlessly switches from rapping to singing in a single breath. The overall pacing is equally varied. “Punch Drunk Love,” an amorous bootybanger, gives way to “OTW,” a languid, slow-jam duet with Delia McConnell, daughter of Phish keyboardist Page McConnell and Burlington yoga instructor Sofi Dillof. Lyrically, The South Cove extends an all-access pass to Paulino’s deepest fears and longings. His candor is devastating on “Casablanca,” a sultry deliberation on his first experience with true, unrequited love. Conversely, he also depicts fantasized projections of how he sees the world. For instance, he sings confidently about the trappings of club life on “Punch

Fightin’ Words With wars raging around the world and in the White House, the colloquialism “pick your battles” feels antiquated in the 21st century. Yet Providence, R.I., punk rockers


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fight imaginable. Why turn the other cheek when it’s so much more satisfying to make venomous, acidic music that indicts the world’s insidious problems? With brief, turbocharged songs, the quintet confronts some of today’s most hot-button issues, such as queer-phobia, fascism, racism and, in their words, “all things people use to try to close our minds, eyes and hearts.” Put up your dukes (metaphorically) with Downtown Boys on Monday, August 14, at ArtsRiot in Burlington.

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Drunk Love,” despite the fact that he’s still too young to even get into most clubs. Paulino does engage in the machismo often associated with hip-hop, though he keeps his bravado in check. On “Punch Drunk Love,” he celebrates women’s bodies, but rarely gets specific about physical attributes that get his blood pumping. “It’s kind of all-inclusive,” Paulino says, noting his choice to not exclude any listeners by naming a set of defined characteristics. He also gets a little bit snarky through wordplay and clever phrasing. Just before the hook on “Punch Drunk Love,” Paulino realizes that a potential conquest isn’t interested. He raps, “If you ain’t with it / Would you please introduce me to your friend on the left / With all due respect.” On the one hand, there’s an implied

free. Melodious Zach (pop, soul), 9 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Vinyl Night with DJ Disco Phantom (eclectic), 6 p.m., free. Electric Love Machine, Zach Rhoads Band (electronica, funk), 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+. RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: Reagh Greeneaf Jr. and Gypsy Reel (folk), 7:30 p.m., free.

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interchangeability of women. On the other, he’s just being honest about wanting to make a carnal connection. The final track, “Wavs. (Outro),” is perhaps the most revealing and monumental song on the EP. Squawking seagulls and yearning guitar and trumpet, as well as Paulino’s slam-poetry pacing, conjure visions of troubadours busking on the Venice Beach Boardwalk. He fetishizes his vision of a West Coast existence, thus exorcising his deferred California dream. Meanwhile, Hoh takes on a unique challenge: It’s the first time he’s produced a track with nearly all-live instrumentation. Sam and Somba are now planning their next move. They recently formed a production group called Possibly Human with videographer Shane Kaseta and


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rapper Hank “H.C.” Collins. They intend to roll out an interconnected series of abstract web videos and short films. They’re also flirting with the idea of putting together a full band, which could include some of the guests who appear on the EP, such as guitarist Julian Segar-Reid. Paulino and Hoh are quick to move on to the next thing — even if they’re not exactly sure what that might be. “[We] make such different-sounding music every day,” says Paulino. “If we drop [another] project, it’s going to be so different.” ! Contact:

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atrick Dunfey’s exhibit of new paintings conveys us from the interior of a primitive cabin across a swamp, then to the exterior of a rural camp and over to an isolated dock. His richly saturated palette invites viewers into a world that seems familiar and comforting, while also being eerie and somewhat foreboding. That old cabin may be picturesque, but you might not want to step inside. Indeed, the extreme close-up point of view that Dunfey employs makes a further approach impossible to imagine. We are already too close, as if a stranger introduced himself and continued conversing while standing less than a foot away. The exhibition’s subtitle, “Large Paintings on Paper,” is an understatement. All but one of the five paintings are 60 by 85 inches; the gallery walls are just wide enough to exhibit two of them side by side. The paintings are luscious, inventive and mysterious by turns. Those who saw Dunfey’s 2016 exhibition at the Tip Top building in White River Junction are in for a surprise. The largest work on exhibit there was just 22 by 24 inches. A New Hampshire native, Dunfey received his BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1981. He lives in Hanover, where he is head

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of exhibitions design and planning at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. His work has been shown in museums and gallery exhibitions nationwide and is in the permanent collections at numerous universities and museums. A move to a much larger studio in the past year is the evident explanation for Dunfey’s exploration of large works on paper, if not for the renewed exuberance he shows here. The artist’s instincts for color are spot on in these paintings. He uses gunmetal blue to flesh out a cabin’s interior, pale yellow to describe the rim of sunlight that the door attempts to keep out, and putty gray for the daubing used to chink spaces between the wall boards.

For each painting, Dunfey begins with a limited palette of one or two colors; he restricts himself to just one or two brushes, then lets things unfold. These new paintings are executed with the trademark precision that he brings to all his work, but here Dunfey allows — even seemingly delights in — the occasional paint drip and unplanned moment. These are tight, focused, complete works. They exude confidence that isn’t confined by perfection. In fact, he chose to hang the works with pushpins. Dunfey said he prefers the rough edges of the painting to be seen and felt, not hidden by a mat or frame. The pushpins add a provisional quality, too, perhaps inadvertently, as if he is painting

so quickly that new paintings will arrive any moment to take the place of these. Or as if, when the lights in the gallery are turned off and the door is locked, magical realism might take over. The hose in “Leader” might uncoil, spinning out of control; the river in “Breach” might rise higher and fill the painting with water and logs. If they were scaled down, Dunfey’s paintings would appear almost photographic. “At this size, the roughness, the immediacy seems more important,” Dunfey said in a conversation about his work. “It’s not trying to be representational. I’m not interested in what’s real.” He makes an important point here: Dunfey is painting ideas derived from his head, not from existing images or photographs or references to other works of art. All the paintings are tempera and pigmented gesso on paper. Dunfey doesn’t consider them a series, but he’s created them all since January. At first glance, “Day” depicts a rudimentary cabin, its seams daubed with a mud-like substance. A thin cloth covers the sole window. Our view is from inside the cabin, its door secured with a single-bolt lock. It’s not apparent how the door can be opened from the inside; there’s no latch or handle.


The light shining through the cloth implies it’s daytime, as the title suggests, but that light also reveals what might be bars on the window, rather than a checkered pattern on the cloth. A slightly askew horseshoe hangs above the door in a “U” position, so all the luck doesn’t fall out. The scene is beautiful and heartbreaking, yet it’s difficult to know precisely why. For all its seeming simplicity, the work is highly evocative, likely to open doors in a viewer’s psyche

years to be “so informed by the region I grew up in.” Yet these paintings seem to describe areas well beyond the Northeast — perhaps deep in Appalachia, or the rural South or Southwest. “I write songs, so often a painting will come from the first lyric, or from just a single word,” Dunfey said. “My creative self has been fueled by music, writing and history.” What about these paintings suspends the viewer between comfort and


CALL TO ARTISTS BRANDON ARTISTS GUILD EXHIBITING MEMBER JURY: The Guild welcomes submissions from artists interested in joining its community of 40-plus Vermont fine artists and artisans. The gallery exhibits an ongoing selection of work from member artists, and offers rotating solo and themed group shows. For details and to apply, visit brandonartistsguild. org. Deadline: August 26, for jury review on September 9. Brandon Artists Guild. $25. Info, BURLINGTON FRINGE FESTIVAL: Off Center for the Dramatic Arts welcomes performance proposals for the fifth annual Fringe, October 12-15. All genres welcome. For details and to apply, visit Deadline: August 14, 8 a.m. Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington. Info, theoffcenter@ ‘DOORS & WINDOWS: OPEN & CLOSED’: Accepting submissions for upcoming exhibition to be curated by Rebecca L. Lawrence, former director of New Hampshire State Arts Council. Artists may submit up to three works in any medium, and will be eligible for one of three awards of $200 each. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: September 8, 11:59 p.m. AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon N.H. $20. Info, 603-448-3117. GREAT VERMONT PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL: Welcoming artists of all abilities to the Mad River Valley for two days of painting on August 11 and 12. For prospectus and registration, visit Valley Arts, Waitsfield. Info, 496-6682. INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART EXHIBIT: Inviting mail-art submissions with the theme “welcome to college” for a fall exhibition at Vermont Technical College. Artists may submit an unlimited number of original works, postcards preferred. Send to: Hartness Library Mail Art, Vermont Tech, PO Box 500, Randolph Center, VT 05061. Deadline: September 15. Hartness Gallery, Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center. Info, 728-1237.



MILKHAUS ART FESTIVAL: Submissions welcome to the open artists’ competition at the fifth annual art festival on August 26.

PLEIN AIR PAINT THE COMMON: Enjoy mingling with fellow artists while creating your version of the stunning scenery of the Craftsbury Common town green. The farmers market will be in progress. All artists, whether professional, amateur or student, are welcome. Craftsbury Common. Through August 18. Free. Info, 922-1771. ‘QUILTING IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY’: The Milk & Honey Quilters Guild invites submissions of quilts for their upcoming unjuried fall show, October 7 and 8. Details and application form at Deadline: August 22. Middlebury Recreation Facility. Info, RESOURCE ART HOP ARTIST CHALLENGE: Artists and craftspeople with woodworking as their intent are invited to compete for a three-month residency with the South End Joinery. Works submitted will be voted upon by Art Hoppers and sold through a silent auction. For details and to apply, visit ArtHopArtistChallenge. Deadline: Monday, August 14, 5 p.m. ReSOURCE (Burlington). Info, ‘ROCK SOLID XVII’: This annual show at SPA, September 19 to November 4, showcases stone sculptures and assemblages by area artisans. The emphasis is sculptural works made from stone as a primary material. Deadline: August 17. More info at Studio Place Arts, Barre. Info, 479-7069. STEAMFEST: Seeking artists, artisans and makers working in all mediums to exhibit at indoor and outdoor venues in conjunction with this inaugural arts festival, September 29 and 30. Traditional and nontraditional artwork that explores or is influenced by science, engineering, technology and/or math, and that considers the relationship of aesthetics and experience in the 21st century will be considered. For details and to apply, visit Deadline: September 1. Village of Essex Junction. $35; $15 for 18 and under. Info,


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“Patrick Dunfey: Large Paintings on Paper,” on view through September 30 at White River Gallery @ BALE.

‘MIDDLEBURY THROUGH THE LENS’: Edgewater at the Falls hosts this photo shoot on September 23. The day will open with a talk from former National Geographic photographer James Blair. The winning photographer will be awarded a $500 gift certificate to Edgewater Gallery. Photographers interested in participating must register by September 21. For details, visit Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls. Info, 458-0098.

PLAINFIELD KIOSK ART: Seeking art of all kinds to be featured in upcoming monthlong exhibitions through this unique format. For details and to submit, email jennibeearr@ Deadline is rolling. Plainfield Art Kiosk.


unease? It may be that their flatness sets up a conundrum in the brain. The perspective puts us in the water, almost at the dock, in “Cove.” In “Breach,” the perspective is again from the water, setting us adrift. We see the images as not flat, yet the brain knows they are. Our biological understanding of what is real and what is not may be confounded by what we think we see right in front of us. No matter, what you see in Dunfey’s work is, in fact, what you get — and you’re likely to want more of it.

PENTANGLE LIGHT GARDEN: Pentangle invites individual artists and small groups from the community to create sculptures incorporating light, which will line the footpaths of the town green. This year’s event will take place September 22 and 23. Space is limited. For more info and to register, email Serena Nelson at Deadline: September 5. Woodstock Village Green. Info, 457-3981.


or bring a buried memory to the surface. The big, cartoonish shoes that appeared in Philip Guston’s paintings may come to mind as one looks at some of the elements of Dunfey’s: the oozing mud between the boards and the crooked horseshoe in “Day”; the hose and wooden reel in “Leader”; the place where water and land meet in “Breach.” Like Guston, Dunfey is not making a joke, even when semblances of a cartoon style slip in. Viewers may also think of Marsden Hartley, who took Maine as his muse. Dunfey, however, who is also a songwriter, embraces a rural America that has more to do with music than with one specific place. The native New Englander describes himself as increasingly happy over the

LABELS FOR LIBATIONS: Vermont artists 21 years of age and older are invited to submit beer-inspired artwork for this annual competition sponsored by Magic Hat Brewery and the South End Arts and Business Association. Five finalists’ designs will be selected and then voted on by Art Hoppers. The winning design will be featured on a limited run of Magic Hat brews, accompanied by a $1,500 award and a two-month exhibition at the Artifactory. For details and to submit, visit magichat. com/seaba. Deadline: August 21. Magic Hat Artifactory, South Burlington. Info, info@seaba. com.

‘MULTIPLES: OUR 99TH EXHIBIT’: Welcoming submissions of photographs that incorporate multiples and repetition to mark the milestone of the gallery’s 99th exhibition. Submissions will be juried by William Albert Allard. For more info and to submit, visit darkroomgallery. com. Deadline: August 9, 11:59 p.m. Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction. $29 for five images on our website; $34 for email entries. Info, 777-3686.


IPHONE IMAGERY: Welcoming submissions of images shot and (possibly) manipulated exclusively with a mobile device for an exhibit to be juried by Karen Divine. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: August 21. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury. Up to five photos for $35; $6 for each additional. Info, 388-4500.

Guests will vote on winner for cash prize. To submit, email name, title, medium and delivery date to Deadline: August 25. Milkhaus Studios, Ferrisburgh. $8.

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‘THE GIFT OF BEAUTY’: Photographs through the seasons in Vermont, Montana, Europe and beyond by Mem. Through August 31. Info, 803-343-9646. New Moon Café in Burlington.



HILARY ANN LOVE GLASS: Works by the Burlington illustrator, printmaker, tattoo artist and winner of Magic Hat’s 2017 Art Hop Ale label competition. Through August 31. Info, 658-6016. Speeder & Earl’s Coffee in Burlington.

! FRED SWAN: The 24th annual exhibition of realist landscapes by the U.S. Naval Academy graduate. Reception: Friday, August 11, 4-7 p.m. August 11-September 30. Info, 253-7282. Robert Paul Galleries in Stowe.

INNOVATION CENTER GROUP SHOW: First floor: Austin Abbot, Kristen Watson, Pete Boardman, Rae Harrell, Robert Gold and Susie Guran; second floor: Amanda Vella, Janet Bonneau, John Metruk and Marilyn Barry; third floor: Donna Bister, Gaal Shepherd, Nicole Colella, SRMPhotography and Terry L. Mercy. Rotating shows curated by SEABA. Through August 31. Info, 859-9222. The Innovation Center of Vermont in Burlington.

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! JENNY GREEN: “Arid Lands,” watercolors of desert landscapes by the Danville artist. Reception: Friday, August 18, 5-7 p.m. August 12-September 23. Info, 748-0158. Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury.

‘INTERPOSE’: A group exhibition curated by Susan Smereka featuring works by Kate Donnelly, Wylie Sofia Garcia, Molly Greene, Lucy Leith and Estefania Puerta. Through October 24. Info, joseph@ Info, 355-5440. New City Galerie in Burlington.


! ERIK BAIER: “Commune,” black-and-white photographs of commune structures. Reception and artist talk: Sunday, September 13, 4-5 p.m. August 9-September 9. Info, 767-9670. BigTown Gallery in Rochester.

ART EVENTS ART IN THE PARK: The 56th annual community event featuring works by more than 60 artists and artisans, live demonstrations from local artists, kids’ activities, face painting and live music. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, August 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info, 775-0356. ARTIST’S TALK: ELENA SARACINO: The Italy-based artist-in-residence speaks about her work and process. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland, Wednesday, August 16, 7 p.m. Info, 438-2097. ARTIST’S TALK: SAMUEL EKWURTZEL: The Brooklyn-based artist-in-residence speaks about his work and process. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland, Wednesday, August 9, 7 p.m. Info, 438-2097.




BCA SUMMER ARTIST MARKET: Shop handmade works by Vermont artists and artisans, in conjunction with the Burlington Farmers Market. Burlington City Hall Park, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. . Info, 865-7166. CURATOR’S TALK: DIANA AL-HADID: BCA curator Heather Ferrell speaks about the Syrian American artist’s work and her monumental sculpture “Phantom Limb.” BCA Center, Burlington, Thursday, August 10, 6-7 p.m. Info, 865-7166. FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS: Ninth annual festival showcases more than 50 regional artists representing a diverse collection of art styles and mediums, accompanied by children’s art activities, live music, food and drink. Rain or shine. Downtown Jeffersonville, Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info, 633-2388. GREAT VERMONT PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL: Meet and talk with artists working in various mediums to render Mad River Valley scenery. Great Vermont Plein Air Festival HQ, Waitsfield, Friday, August 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, August 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Info, 496-6682. MAGNIFICENT ART WALK: Community event showcasing artist guild members Terry Buehner, Julie Duquette and Ellen Young. Milton Art Center & Gallery, Thursday, August 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Info, 355-6583. OPEN STUDIO: Friends new and old convene for a creative session. Expressive Arts Burlington, Mondays, 3-5 p.m. $15. Info, 343-8172.

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RUTLAND ART WALK: Rutland artists and galleries open their doors to the public for after-hours viewing. Various Rutland locations, Friday, August 11, 5-8 p.m. Info, 603-732-8606. SOUTH END ART PARK GRAND RE-OPENING: Celebrate the re-opening of this art park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, some words and the opportunity to view the new permanent sculpture

Jenny Green

The Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild presents “Arid

Lands,” a series of watercolors born from the Danville artist’s long-term love affair with mountains. When she was in her mid-seventies, Green traveled to Oman and Jordan. She writes, “For the first time I was seeing the actual structure — the bones — of the mountains. These desert mountains — arid land mountains — are stripped to their rocky essentials.” August 12 through September 23. Reception Friday, August 18, 5-7 p.m. Pictured: “Road I.”

by Ken Mills and Tyler Vendituoli. Great Harvest Bread Co., Burlington, Wednesday, August 16, 4 p.m. Info, 859-9222. TALK: WARREN KIMBLE: Folk artist Warren Kimble speaks about his work in the gallery’s current exhibition. Brandon Artists Guild, Saturday, August 12, 11 a.m.-noon. Info, 247-4956. WATERCOLOR PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH JENNIFER BROWN: In this introductory class for adults, students learn basic watercolor techniques through practice studies that they can employ to make a painting. Jennifer Brown is a longstanding illustrator for Stave Puzzles, teaches art at the Sharon Academy and is a member of the Vermont Watercolor Society. Justin Morrill Homestead, Strafford, Saturday, August 12, 1-3 p.m. $35. Info, 765-4288. WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE: ART TENT: River Arts presents creative activities for the community, including making paper flowers, beaded bubble wands, foam prints and more. Oxbow Park, Morrisville, Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 888-1261.

ONGOING SHOWS burlington

ANNE CADY: “Held by the Mountains,” colorsaturated landscape paintings by the New Haven artist. Through September 30. Info, 652-4500. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery in Burlington. ‘AVA & POMPANOOSUC MILLS: A CELEBRATION OF UPPER VALLEY ARTISTS’: Works by Joe Carton, Penny Koburger, Judy Laliberte, Elizabeth Mayor, Rosamond Orford and Sue Schiller. Through September 23. Info, 603-448-3117. Pompanoosuc Mills in Burlington.

made by Doreen Kraft and Robin Lloyd in the 1970s, curated by Margaret Coleman. Through September 9. Info, 865-8980. Champlain College Art Gallery in Burlington. BOOKWORKS FROM THE BOOK ARTS GUILD OF VERMONT: A group show by members that addresses the concept of correspondence in the modern world. Through August 31. Info, 859-9222. SEABA Center in Burlington. ‘BUTTERFLIES’: This exhibit of live butterflies explores one of Earth’s most beautiful and unique creatures. Discover their fascinating life cycle and how we can protect their place in the natural environment. Through September 4. Regular museum admission: $13.50-16.50. Info, 877-324-6386. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. CHRIS MAHONSKI: Overnight Projects presents “Spurious Brood,” a public installation by the Virginia-based artist that features Timex Ironman wristwatches on tree branches to create a digital chorus. More info at Through September 1. Info, Burlington City Hall Park. DAVE KENNEDY: “A Stranger Stands Here,” large-scale collaged constructions that question perception and the line between image and object. Through October 8. Info, 865-7166. BCA Center in Burlington. DIANA AL-HADID: An exhibition featuring the Syrian American artist’s monumental sculpture “Phantom Limb,” accompanied by large-scale wall works and Mylar drawings. Through October 8. Info, 865-7166. Burlington City Arts. ‘FROM OUR HEARTS & MINDS’: An exhibition of works by 14 local artists in the collective From Our Hearts and Minds. Through August 31. Info, 863-3403. Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library in Burlington.

‘BLACK DAWN TO MEDUSA’: A retrospective of the experimental film works, art and ephemera



NORTHERN VERMONT ARTS ASSOCIATION MEMBER EXHIBITION: An annual group exhibition featuring works by members of the artist collective, which was founded in Burlington in 1931. Through August 26. Info, 578-2512. The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington. RAE HARRELL: “Still Out of My Mind,” fabric art, painting and sculpture. Through August 31. Info, 859-9222. The Gallery at Main Street Landing in Burlington. REID CROSBY: “Moments,” photographs by the Vermont artist. Through September 30. Info, 864-2088. The Men’s Room in Burlington. SEABA ‘MEMBERS ONLY’ SHOW: A juried exhibition of works by members of the South End Arts and Business Association. Through August 31. Info, 6519692. RETN & VCAM Media Factory in Burlington. ‘SYRIAN EXPERIENCE AS ART’: A group exhibition of post-Arab Spring artworks by 12 Syrian artists. Through September 1. Info, 363-4746. Flynndog in Burlington. ‘TWO LENSES’: Photography by Matthew Peterson and Vaune Trachtman, which explores the artists’ desire to study their surroundings and hit the pause button for moments of in-between. Through September 4. Info, 516-263-7335. Karma Bird House Gallery in Burlington. ‘VERMONT LANDSCAPE & WATER’: Paintings by Vermont artists Sean Dye, Phil Laughlin, Sandra Reese and Ken Russack. Through August 31. Info, 860-4972. Black Horse Gallery in Burlington. ‘VIBRANT VERMONT’: Paintings of the Vermont landscape by Bruce Conklin, Jennifer Hubbard, Susan Larkin, Phil Laughlin and Julia Purinton. Through October 8. Info, 865-7166. Vermont Metro Gallery, BCA Center in Burlington.

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‘BIRDING BY THE NUMBERS’: Twenty-four artworks by 23 area artists consider the relationship between ornithology and math. Through October 31. Info, 434-2167. Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington. ‘CHICKENS!’: A group exhibition of chicken-themed works by local artists. Through August 31. Info, Jericho Town Hall. DAVID SMITH: “Points of Departure,” oil paintings by the Peacham artist. Through September 9. Info, 985-3848. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne. DEAN & LINDA MORAN: “The Art of Marble Fabric,” textile art by the Essex Junction artists. Through August 31. Info, 878-4918. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library in Williston.




‘THE HISTORY OF RACING IN MILTON’: An exhibition about the town’s role as a Chittenden County stock-car-racing hot spot. Through October 31. Info, 363-2598. Milton Historical Society. ‘PIECED TRADITIONS: JEAN LOVELL COLLECTS’: Historic bedcovers gathered by the Californiabased collector and longtime friend of the Shelburne Museum. Through October 31. ‘WILD SPACES, OPEN SEASONS: HUNTING AND FISHING IN AMERICAN ART’: An exhibition exploring the visual culture of hunting and fishing in painting and sculpture from the early 19th century to World War II. Through August 23. Info, 985-3346. Shelburne Museum. PHILIP HERBISON: “Compositions,” painted wood pieces mounted on wood panel. Through August 31. Info, 985-8222. Shelburne Vineyard.


‘TEN’: A group show of artworks inspired by the various objects described in the old counting nursery rhyme, “One, two, buckle my shoe.” AARON STEIN: “Road Trip: Life Through the Windshield,” assemblages and constructions inspired by and made with American automobilia. GRACE AMBER: “Trash Mounds,” installations by the Vermont-born artist. Through August 24. Info, 479-7069. Studio Place Arts in Barre. ‘BREAD & PUPPET: AN EMERGENT MOSAIC’: The sixth annual exhibit featuring works by Bread & Puppet and non-Bread & Puppet company members. Among these are portraits by Heidi Broner and paintings by Cynthia Ross, as well as photographs from participants’ archives, photos of current B&P work by Mark Dannenhauer, and a display of puppets from the touring show “The Story of the Mountain Man From Chile.” Through September 5. Info, Info, 454-8579. Plainfield Community Center.

! ‘CONNECTION: THE ART OF COMING TOGETHER’: An exhibition curated by Ric Kasini Kadour, publisher of Vermont Art Guide, featuring works in a variety of mediums by 17 artists who were selected through their relationships to other Vermont artists. Closing reception: Friday, October 6, 4-8 p.m. Info, Info, 828-3291. Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier.

HUNTER EDDY: “Bridging Worlds,” a solo exhibition of paintings in staged portraiture and still life, created between 2010 and 2017. Through September 29. Info, 828-0749. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier.

JENNI BELOTSERKOVSKY: Paintings by the Vermont artist. Through August 31. Info, 426-3581. Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield. JESSE STARK: “Reverence,” paintings inspired by nature by the Montpelier artist. Through August 9. Info, 229-9416. Montpelier City Hall.


‘BEST OF THE NORTHEAST MASTERS OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION’: Fourth biennial exhibition featuring the “best of” recent or current MFA students from New England and New York, curated by Gabriel Sosa. Through August 26. Info, mail@ Info, 253-8358. Helen Day Art Center in Stowe.

! ‘BITTER CANDY’: A group exhibition curated by Shiva Aliabadi featuring works that present a bright, dynamic surface impression but are imbued with deeper commentary on society, psychology, relationships and more. Reception: Saturday, August 12, 7-9 p.m. Through August 20. Info, 635-2727. Gallery II, Vermont Studio Center in Johnson. BONNIE ACKER: “Summertime,” new landscape oil paintings by the Burlington-based artist. Through September 4. Info, 253-1818. Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery in Stowe. ELISE WHITTEMORE: “Specimens,” woodblock prints inspired by the artist’s time drawing dried algae in the Pringle Herbarium at the University of Vermont. Through August 18. Info, 888-1261. River Arts in Morrisville. ‘EXPOSED’: The 26th annual multi-site exhibition of outdoor public sculpture, curated by Rachel Moore. Through October 21. Info, mail@helenday. com. Various Stowe locations. ‘FRANK MASON IN VERMONT’: An exhibition featuring 22 paintings by the late classical realist painter and 60 paintings by students he taught in Vermont. Through September 4. ‘GENERATIONS’: A group exhibition of oil paintings by Dianne Panarelli Miller and nine of her students. Through September 4. ‘LEGACY COLLECTION 2017’: Works by 19 living and 14 deceased artists whose art continues the legacy of Alden and Mary Bryan. Through December 23. Info, 644-5100. Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville. KATIE LOESEL: “Geology in the Anthropocene,” drawings and monoprints that explore ideas of geological history, microscopic surfaces and rocky formations. Through August 18. Info, 888-1261. Gallery at River Arts in Morrisville.


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! KELLY HUNTER: “Planetary Gods and Goddesses,” poster-size images of many of the solar system’s newly identified planetoids, named for indigenous creator deities. Color your own and add it to the show. Reception: Friday,

‘SOCIAL JUSTICE IN RACE, GENDER, IMMIGRATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT’: Twenty-one Vermont artists exhibit works addressing these themes in clay, paper, painting, stone, assemblage, metal and drawing, along with photographs by Terry J. Allen of recent marches, vigils and demonstrations plus posters, banners and signs from those events. Through October 9. Info, janetvanfleet@fairpoint. net. TERRY ALLEN: “Taking It to the Street,” color photographs of protest demonstrations in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Vermont. Sales to benefit Migrant Justice and Planned Parenthood. Through October 10. Info, Eliot D. Pratt Library, Goddard College in Plainfield.


JAMES LUND & JENEANE LUNN: Paintings in watercolor and pastel by the couple, who have summered in Italy since 2011. Through August 15. Info, 479-7069. Morse Block Deli in Barre.

‘SHOW 19’: An exhibition showcasing the latest works by the gallery’s 17 Vermont-based contemporary artists. Through August 26. Info, 272-0908. The Front in Montpelier.


‘FREAKS, RADICALS & HIPPIES: COUNTERCULTURE IN 1970S VERMONT’: An exhibition that explores the influx of people and countercultural ideas to the state, from communes to organic agriculture, progressive politics to health care reform, alternative energy to women’s and gay rights. Through December 31. Info, 479-8500. Vermont Heritage Galleries in Barre.

‘MIXING PRIMARIES’: Works by members of the Art Resource Association, including Michael Badamo, Annie Christopher, Cindy Griffith, Marcia Hill, Maggie Neale, Phillip Robertson, Jack Sabon, Joy Spontak, Frank Woods and others. Through September 8. Info, SUMMER JURIED EXHIBIT: A group exhibition featuring works by 23 artists, including Jan Brough, Frank DeAngelis, Linda Di Sante, Craig Line, Maggie Neale, Susan Riley and James Secor. Juried by August Burns, Ellis Jacobson and David Schutz. Through September 8. Info, 262-6035. T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier.


ED EPSTEIN AND GEORGE KURJANOWICZ: “A Path Well Traveled,” portraiture, landscapes and organic sculptural forms by the multidisciplinary artists. Photo ID required for entry. Through September 29. Info, 828-0749. Governor’s Gallery in Montpelier.

August 11, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Through August 31. Info, Info, 476-8188. Barre Opera House.

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‘FLOWER POWER!’: A group exhibition of works by seniors and older adults that address the beauty and complexity of flowers. Through August 31. Info, 244-1234. Winooski Senior Center.


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DAVID CRANDALL & JIM MAAS: Fine jewelry and painted bird carvings, respectively, by the local artisans. Info, 235-9429. JIM MAAS: Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences presents the meticulously detailed bird carvings of the retired orthopedic surgeon. Through September 30. Info, 359-5001. Collective — the Art of Craft in Woodstock.

‘RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW’: An exhibition of sculpture by Walter Horak and paintings by Helen Shulman that invite viewers to pause. ‘TELL ME IF YOU FIND IT’: Artists Dave Laro and John Joseph Hanright repurpose vintage ephemera and found objects to create pop-inspired works in varied media. Through August 13. Info, 253-8943. West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe.

‘THE FRUITS OF TIME: HEIRLOOM APPLES, THEN AND NOW’: Using photographs, illustrations, historical interpretation and compelling narratives, this exhibit explores the story of heirloom apples and shows how to bring old trees back into production. Through October 15. Free with $6 admission. Info, 765-4288. Justin Morrill Homestead in Strafford.

SUMMER CAMP EXHIBIT: Exhibition featuring works created by children participants of River Arts summer arts programming. Through September 5. Info, 888-1261. Morrisville Post Office.

‘MAKING MUSIC: THE SCIENCE OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS’: An exhibition that explores the science behind making rhythms and harmonies heard. Through September 17. Info, 649-2200. Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich.

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‘BIG RED BARN ART SHOW’: The 20th annual community-sourced exhibition of works by area artists. Through September 3. Info, 496-6682. Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield.

MARTHA STEVENSON: Folk art paintings by the Londonderry artist. Through August 31. Info, 295-4567. Long River Gallery & Gifts in White River Junction.

HOPE BURGOYNE: “Dispositions,” abstract landscapes by the Vermont artist. Through August 26. Info, 244-7801. Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop in Waterbury.

‘THE PUBLIC, PERSONAL, PRIVATE & PROFESSIONAL’: A retrospective featuring more than 20 years of works by Main Street Museum’s David F. Ford and Mark E. Merrill. Through August 25. Info, 603-508-8528. Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction.

JOHNNY SWING: Sculpture, furniture and lighting in steel, including the artist’s latest work, “Wedding Gift,” an abstract, knotted form of stainless-steel rods and toasters. Through September 4. Info, 583-5832. Bundy Modern in Waitsfield. PHOTO SHOW: The 28th annual communitysourced show featuring works by amateur and professional photographers. Through September 4. Info, 496-7722. Inn at the Round Barn Farm in Waitsfield.

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‘ALNOBAK: WEARING OUR HERITAGE’: Garments and accessories made by contemporary Abenaki artists, accompanied by rare images of previous generations. Through August 12. Info, 475-2022. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes. ANNE CADY: “See You at the Lake,” a solo exhibition of new works by the New Haven painter. Through August 27. Info, 877-2173. Northern Daughters in Vergennes.

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BRENDA HALL WOOD DESIGN: Works in wood by the Goshen artist and maker. Through August 29. Info, 860-480-1021. Ripton Community Church. ‘THE DAMES’: Oral history recordings and photographic portraits featuring 13 members of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in Vermont. Through August 19. Info, 388-4964. Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury.

! DEBORAH HOLMES: “Coming Home,” new

paintings by the Addison County artist. Reception: Friday, August 11, 5-7 p.m. Through September 10. Info, 238-6607. Art on Main in Bristol. ‘DRAW ME A STORY, TELL ME A TALE’: Paintings, illustrations, photographs and completed books by 18 contemporary Vermont children’s book authors and artists. Through October 15. Info, 388-2117. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury. ‘SABRA FIELD, NOW AND THEN: A RETROSPECTIVE’: An exhibition exploring the depth and diversity of the artist’s six decades as a printmaker, in conjunction with her 60th Middlebury College reunion. ‘THE LOVINGS, AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT: PHOTOGRAPHS BY GREY VILLET’: Twenty photographs drawn largely from the photographer’s germinal 1965 LIFE magazine photo essay telling the remarkable love story of interracial couple Mildred and Richard Loving. ‘YOUNG AMERICA: ROY LICHTENSTEIN AND THE AMERICA’S CUP’: An exhibit recounting the history of the pop artist’s 1994 commission to design the hull for the yacht competing in the following year’s America’s Cup. Through August 13. Info, 443-3168. Middlebury College Museum of Art. ‘OLD FRIENDS & NEW FACES’: A group exhibition of six artists, split between the gallery’s two Middlebury locations: Kim Alemian, Philip Frey, Timothy Horn, William B. Hoyt, Woody Jackson and Homer Wells. Through August 31. Info, 458-0098. Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls.

Erik Baier Improbable architecture often acts like a magnet to photographers

already prone to documenting the precarious and the absurd. “Commune” at Rochester’s BigTown Gallery offers up a series of black-and-white images of structures “found” in communal living environments. Baier, based in Boston and Vermont, revels in the antisleekness of his inanimate subject matter, from a domed oven made with variegated layers of stone, cement, stucco and sealant, to a hobbit-hole-esque hut adorned with an animal pelt and outdoor pantry. Texture is key, and Baier’s eye makes the most of the improvised, quilt-like fabrication of these handmade constructions. A reception and artist talk is Sunday, August 13, 4 p.m. Through September 9. Pictured: “Wild Roots Cook Shack.”

PETER BROOKE: “Land, Sea & Sky,” oil paintings on panel and canvas. Through September 10. Info, 349-0979. BigTown Gallery Vergennes. SUSANNE PECK: “Daily Art,” abstract, expressionist and representational works by the self-taught artist, classical singer, educator and conductor. Through August 13. Info, 382-9222. Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. ‘YOURS IN THE CAUSE: FACES OF RADICAL ABOLITION’: Rarely seen historic photographs depicting 14 pre-Civil War-era abolitionists, chosen for their ties to the Robinson family as documented in letters, account books and broadsides, which are also on view. Through October 29. Info, 877-3406. Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh.


BILL RAMAGE: “The Self,” a solo exhibition of large-scale drawing and sculptures by the artist and Castleton State College professor emeritus. Through August 19. Info, 247-4295. Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon. CHRISTINE HOLZSCHUH: “Go Figure!” 100 small figurative paintings that the artist painted daily to capture the human form in mundane activities and play. MARY FRAN LLOYD: “The Abstract Eye: Do You See What I See?,” a solo exhibition of acrylics, collage and mixed-media works by the Rutland artist. Through August 12. Info, 282-2396. Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland. GEORGE BOURET: An exhibition of original photography featuring portraits, architecture and panoramic landscapes. Through September 2. Info, Info, 884-4100. Stone Valley Arts in Poultney.

HOLLY WONG: “Biology of Thought,” a mixed-media installation by the San Francisco-based artist that speaks to the nature of being alive and attempts to reconnect what has been fragmented. Through August 20. Info, 438-2097. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center in West Rutland. WARREN KIMBLE: New works by the folk Americana artist and BAG cofounder. Through August 29, 5-7 p.m. Info, 247-4956. Brandon Artists Guild.

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‘FLEETING NATURE’: Photographs of Lake Champlain by Mary Zompetti, the historic 1940s “river boat” from Charlie Auer and Christine Hebert’s Auer Family Boathouse, and a 2015 replica built by University of Vermont students. Through August 21. Info, 355-2150. GreenTARA Space in North Hero.

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‘ART ON THE FARM’: An outdoor exhibition of sculpture curated by Edythe Wright, featuring works by Michael Barsanti, Ria Blaas, Rachel Gross, Lisa Kippen, Anne Mapplebeck, Murray Ngoima and Brenna Colt, Otto Pierce and Daniel Weiner. Through October 7. Info, Fable Farm in Barnard. BUNNY HARVEY: “Lost & Found,” a self-portrait of the artist told with found objects, photos, art and other miscellany. Through August 31. Info, info@ Info, 356-2776. Main Street Museum in White River Junction. ‘CREATE & INSPIRE’: A group exhibition of works made by veterans and their community. Through September 1. Info, 295-9363. White River Junction VA Medical Center.

QUILT EXHIBITION: The 31st annual event featuring textile art made by Windsor County quilters. Through September 17. Info, 457-2355. Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. STACY HOPKINS JEWELRY: The White River Junction designer created a special collection from talons, skulls and feet of raptors; sales benefit the rehabilitation and protection work at VINS. Through August 31. Info, 295-0808. Vermont Institute of Natural Science Nature Center in Quechee. ‘TOGETHER, CAPTURED MOMENTS IN REALISM’: Paintings by married artists Andrew Williams and Sue Lawrence, curated by Kristin Stein Saroyan. Through August 26. Info, laura.dipiazza@goddard. edu. Info, 649-1184. Norwich Public Library. ‘UNBOUND VOL. VII’: The seventh annual juried exhibit of northeastern artists who explore the book as concept, form and object. Through August 26. Info, 457-3500. ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery in Woodstock.

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‘BELLS & WHISTLES’: An exhibition exploring the myriad forms and associations connected to these ordinary objects. Through May 1, 2018. Info, 626-4409. The Museum of Everyday Life in Glover. ‘CROSSING TO SAFETY’: A group exhibition of works celebrating Greensboro’s storied past and present as well as investigating the long, complex history of human migration. Through September 4. Info, 533-2045. Miller’s Thumb Gallery in Greensboro. ‘ESCAPE’: A collaborative exhibition by Ezra and Jennifer Ranz featuring works in ceramic, oil painting and more. Through August 20. Info, 533-9281. Greensboro Barn. GLORIA BERARD ROWELL: “Vermont Visions,” an exhibit of paintings by the Walden artist. Through August 27. Info, 563-2037. White Water Gallery in East Hardwick. JULIA TALCOTT: “Big Print,” works by the artist, teacher and coordinator of Big Print steamrollerprint events. Through August 20. Info, 748-2600. Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. KAREN GOWAN: “F-Stops Along the Way,” photographs of local farm animals and landscapes. Through September 5. Info, 525-3366. Parker Pie Co. in West Glover. LUCIEN B. DAY: “A Life in Art,” a retrospective of paintings by the late Vermont artist. Through September 24. Info, 533-2045. Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro.


MEMPHREMAGOG WATERSHED ASSOCIATION: PRESERVING THE BEAUTY OF OUR WATERS’: A collaborative exhibition in honor of the 10th anniversary of the association and the art center. MAC members present a variety of new works inspired by the lake and environment. Through September 5. Info, 334-1966. MAC Center for the Arts in Newport.

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‘HOPE AND HAZARD: A COMEDY OF EROS’: A group exhibition curated by American artist Eric Fischl featuring some 65 artists and more than 80 paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures. Artists include Tracy Emin, Nicole Eisenman, Yves Klein, Jeff Koons, Robert Mapplethorpe, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Jason Rhoades, Hannah Wilke and many more. ‘READY. FIRE! AIM.’ AT HALL ART FOUNDATION: Joint exhibition curated by former BCA curator DJ Hellerman, inspired by Andy and Christine Hall’s art-collecting philosophy. DAVID SHRIGLEY: A solo exhibition of roughly 25 works by the British artist, including drawings, animations, paintings and sculpture. Through November 26. Info, 952-1056. Hall Art Foundation in Reading. SCOTT MORGAN: “Water Music Art,” paintings that pay homage to the environments, influences and instruments that have shaped the artist’s work and life. Through August 11. Info, 869-2960. Main Street Arts in Saxtons River. SIX NEW EXHIBITS: Mary Admasian, “Boundaries, Balance and Confinement,” mixed-media works and sculpture; Wolf Kahn, “Density & Transparency,” paintings; Nathalie Miebach: Lost Porches,” 3D woven sculptures; Barbara Garber, “Free Fall,” mixed-media installation; William Chambers, “Spaceship of Dreams,” interactive public art project; and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, “The Boomer List,” photographs. Through October 8. Info, 257-0124. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.


‘GRANDMA MOSES: AMERICAN MODERN’: An exhibition that reconsiders the work and legacy of Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses within the framework of the artist’s contemporaries and cultural milieu. Through November 5. Info, 447-1571. Bennington Museum. ‘I CHOOSE FILM’: A survey of of film-based works, ranging from antique and specialized processes to hybrid “figital” (film combined with digital) innovations. Curated by Stephen Schaub. Through August 27. Info, 362-1405. Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum, Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. NORTH BENNINGTON OUTDOOR SCULPTURE SHOW: The 20th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition, featuring works by more than 30 area artists. Through October 29. Info, alexandra.s.smith@ Info, 442-5549. Vermont Arts Exchange at Sage Street Mill in North Bennington. ‘THE SPIRITED HORSE’: Photographs by Lisa Cueman and driftwood sculpture by Rita Dee, both inspired by a love for horses. Through August 9. Info, 855-1678. Hemholz Fine Art in Manchester. SUMMER ARTIST MEMBER SHOW: A group exhibition featuring a variety of styles and mediums. Through September 10. Info, 362-1405. Yester House Galleries, Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.


‘CONNECTING FIBERS’: An exhibition of textile art by Susan Cain, Judy Cayer, Louise Clark, Carrie Cooker, Christina Duffy, Betty LaWhite, Karyn Lord, Caitlyn MacGlaflin, Katrina Mojzesz, Fern Strong and Belinda Whipple Worth. Through August 26. Info, 889-9404. Tunbridge Public Library in Tunbridge Village.

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HANNAH DENNISON: “Moving Paint, Moving Bodies,” paintings and photographs of dances by the choreographer and director of Cradle to Grave Arts. Through August 31. Info, 685-2188. Chelsea Public Library.

JULIE BLACKMON: “The Everyday Fantastic,” an exhibition of photos from the artist’s “Homegrown” series of carefully choreographed scenes in her hometown of Springfield, Mo. Through August 27. Info, 603-646-2426. Hood Downtown in Hanover, N.H.

HUGH TOWNLEY: “Sculpture, Reliefs & Prints” by the late Vermont artist. Through September 10. Info, 767-9670. BigTown Gallery in Rochester.

KIRA’S GARDEN: An outdoor juried exhibition of sculpture. Through August 23, 2018. POP-UP EXHIBITION: Works by AVA interns Laura Borchert, Stefanie DeSimone, Jennifer Lay, Andy Ostler and Kristiana Ploss. Through August 25. SUMMER JURIED EXHIBITION: A group exhibition of 103 works by 81 regional artists juried by John Stomberg, director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. Through August 23. Info, 603-448-3117. AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, N.H.

LINDSEY COLE: Works in a variety of mediums by the South Royalton native. Through September 29. Info, 763-7094. Royalton Memorial Library in South Royalton. PATRICK DUNFEY: Large paintings on hot-press watercolor paper with tempera and pigmented gesso. Some works measure longer than five feet. Through September 30. Info, 498-8438. White River Gallery @ BALE in South Royalton. ‘SCALE: MODELS TO MONUMENTS’: An exhibition curated by sculptor Jim Sardonis that looks at how artists create their visions for public art, shown with maquettes created by New England sculptors. Through September 2. Info, 728-6464. Chandler Gallery in Randolph.

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ELLSWORTH KELLY: Two exhibits, “Slow Curve” and “Fruits & Flowers,” feature 70 prints that examine the artist’s experimentation with curved fields of color, and 26 lithographs of non-rectilinear forms, respectively. The works are from the private collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and family foundation. Through September 17. Info, 518-792-1761. The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, N.Y.

‘MNEMOSYNE’: An exhibition pairing ancient and modern European works with contemporary art by Canadian artists. Through May 20, 2018. ‘REVOLUTION’: An immersive exhibition that retraces the optimism, ideals and aspirations of the late 1960s, as expressed in music, film, fashion, design and activism. Through October 9. Info, 514-285-2000. Montréal Museum of Fine Arts in Montréal, QC. ‘ODANAKSIS: SUMMER TIME’: A group exhibition of works created by the collective, which found inspiration in various Upper Valley locations. Through September 30. Info, Info, 603-795-4622. Converse Free Library in Lyme, N.H. OLAFUR ELIASSON: “Multiple shadow house,” the first solo exhibition in Canada by the internationally acclaimed artist, who applies scientific principles in order to explore our relationship to time and space. Through October 9. Info, 514-847-6226. Montréal Museum of Contemporary Art, CA. !

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athryn Bigelow and Mark Boal have become perhaps the most maddeningly frustrating and confounding filmmaking team working today. The director and screenwriter share a keen instinct for finding exactly the right story at exactly the right time. And then, just as dependably, they find a way to shoot themselves in the foot while telling it. This wasn’t always the case. With 2008’s The Hurt Locker, they kept it together, stuck to the facts and created a powerful virtualreality ride that mainlined the addictive rush of war into the viewer’s cerebral cortex. It couldn’t have been more deserving of its Best Picture Oscar. The team went behind the lines again with 2012’s Zero Dark Thirty, but this time they botched the mission. What could possibly compete at that moment with a white-knuckle, fact-based account of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound? The concept was inspired. The filmmakers even made history by recruiting sources within the CIA as, essentially, uncredited cowriters. They had knowledge of the operation no one outside the highest levels of government possessed. All they had to do was turn fact into film. But, for reasons that remain unclear, the pair tinkered with the truth. They took po-

REVIEWS litically charged liberties, suggesting torture resulted in the intelligence that led to the discovery of bin Laden’s location. The fudging did zero to make Zero Dark Thirty a better film. Its sole effect was to raise questions about the filmmakers’ credibility. And it cost them a potential Humvee full of Oscars. Half a decade later, Bigelow and Boal are back. That’s the good news. The bad news is, lessons do not appear to have been learned. Detroit is, in fact, the duo’s most maddeningly frustrating and confounding movie to date. Fifty years ago, a police raid on a black club sparked five days of rioting and looting, resulting in more than 7,000 arrests and 43 deaths. The film’s opening takes a wideangle view of the chaos, but Bigelow and Boal quickly narrow their focus to a particularly horrific incident that occurred at the Algiers Motel. At that instant, Detroit ceases to be a historical drama and becomes the most exploitative type of horror film. Most of its running time is devoted to a grueling depiction of the “death game” three officers played with a group of young people they rounded up after storming the complex in search of a sniper. Will Poulter plays a racist psycho straight out of central casting. A composite cop named Krauss, he presides over an exercise in physical and psychologi-

MICHIGAN BURNING The latest from Bigelow and Boal offers an incendiary, though probably unnecessary, indictment of racism and police abuse.

cal torture that causes the deaths of three black men. It’s a harrowing portrait of police abuse, but I’m not sure what its point is. Boal apparently isn’t, either. I’ve read “Why I Wrote Detroit,” a rambling July 21 piece he did for Vulture, and remain mystified. And concerned. Nobody from this planet is going to leave a screening having learned a thing. I hope Bigelow and co. didn’t blow $30 million on the big-screen bulletin that Racism Is Bad. My worry is that, at a time when tensions between the black communi-

ty and police have been strained nearly to the breaking point, Detroit appears designed to accomplish little besides fanning the flames. On the bright side, it’s a bomb. “We wish more people would have showed,” the distributor’s spokesman announced Sunday. “We’re proud of the film, and we stand behind [its] message.” Perhaps he can enlighten me, a good chunk of the country’s critics and Mark Boal himself as to what exactly the point was of Detroit. RI C K KI S O N AK





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recent New York Times headline declared, “Lady Macbeth Kills the Bonnet Drama.” That’s hyperbole: If a single gritty costume drama could “kill” the genre of staid, comfy period pieces set in elegant English country houses, we might have stopped seeing them in theaters around the time of Persuasion (1995), the grimiest Jane Austen adaptation. That said, anyone seeking “comfy” or “elegant” should avoid Lady Macbeth, a twisted little fable about cruelty and power that just happens to be set in the Victorian era. Directed by theater veteran William Oldroyd, in his feature film debut, it’s a severely minimalist work — elliptical in its transitions, light on dialog and almost devoid of music. But its silences have oppressive power. Almost all of the action takes place in the desolate, sparely furnished country house where protagonist Katherine (Florence Pugh), a teenage bride in an arranged match, is essentially imprisoned. A repeated shot setup finds her parked on her parlor settee, corseted and ready for another day of enforced idleness. (Her husband and father-inlaw, both decades her senior, have ordered her to stay indoors.) She faces us head-on in these shots, only her expression changing as the film progresses — and oh, does it change. From docile discontent to seething frustration to ice-cold guile. This is no adaptation of Shakespeare’s play; the source is Nikolai Leskov’s 1865

DOWNER ABBEY Pugh is incandescent as a teen bride with a sociopathic streak in Oldroyd’s pitch-dark period piece.

novella “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk,” which imagines the famous character’s ruthlessness in a more contemporary setting. Think Madame Bovary, but nastier. Emma Bovary treasured her romantic illusions; if Katherine has any, we don’t learn of them. Nor does she have a sweet fool of a husband — hers, when he’s around, treats her like a masturbation aid or a piece of furniture. What Katherine does have is a teenager’s ironclad will to make her life a little more

fun. When the men are away, she meets handsome bad boy Sebastian (Cosmo Jarvis), a groom on the estate, and soon she’s living her own little R-rated hoop-skirt version of Twilight. Their bliss is on a collision course with reality, but Katherine has no intention of going quietly back to wifely submission. Her glower tells us, accurately, that there will be blood. While ego-driven Katherine has no more psychological depth than a Heather in

Heathers, her story resonates — first because her plight evokes our empathy, second because she proceeds to take our empathy and stomp on it. And third because Pugh gives a star-making performance, rich in imperious charisma and telling nuance. It’s hard for us not to sympathize with Katherine a little longer than we should. Another key character is well acted but not as well handled; Katherine’s maid, Anna (Naomi Ackie), serves as a viewer surrogate, watching with horror as events unfold. She also serves to remind viewers that people of color lived in Victorian England and that there are worse positions in this society than Katherine’s cosseted misery. Yet, because her motives remain cloudy at pivotal points, Anna ends up being more of a symbol than a forceful character in her own right. With the icy inevitability of a true-crime drama, Lady Macbeth demonstrates the folly of trying to turn a person into a possession; deprived of the freedom to be fully human, Katherine becomes a monster. She wouldn’t be at all out of place on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” another drama that conclusively establishes the compatibility between bonnet wearing and murder. Both remind us that there’s nothing all that innocent about wanting to turn back the clock to a “simpler time.” MARGO T HARRI S O N



NEW IN THEATERS ANNABELLE: CREATION: The killer doll from The Conjuring film series gets a backstory in this period piece from director David F. Sandberg (Lights Out), in which a dollmaker and his wife take in a nun and some orphans, and nothing good results. Stephanie Sigman, Miranda Otto and Lulu Wilson star. (109 min, R. Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount, Sunset, Welden)

DESPICABLE ME 3HH1/2 Gru (voice of Steve Carell) is tempted to return to his supervillain ways after meeting his long-lost twin brother in the continuation of the hit family animation series. Kristen Wiig and Trey Parker costar. Eric Guillon, Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin directed. (90 min, PG) DETROIT 1/2H This historical drama from director Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) revisits the riots sparked by the police killings of three young black men at Detroit’s Algiers Motel in 1967. John Boyega, Algee Smith and Anthony Mackie star. (143 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 8/9) DUNKIRKHH1/2 Christopher Nolan (Interstellar) wrote and directed this epic account of the 1940 battle in which Allied soldiers in France found themselves surrounded by the invading German army. With Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy. (106 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 7/26)

THE GLASS CASTLE: In this adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ best-selling memoir, Brie Larson plays a young woman contending with a family of itinerant dreamers and schemers. With Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts and Ella Anderson. Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) directed. (127 min, PG-13. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Roxy) LANDLINE: Set in 1995, this indie comedy from Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child) examines one messed-up family in New York through the eyes of a teen. With Jenny Slate, Jay Duplass, Abby Quinn and John Turturro. (97 min, R. Savoy) THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE: Surly the squirrel (voice of Will Arnett) and his animal friends must stop the nefarious mayor from turning their park into a cheesy fun fair in this family animation sequel. With Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph. Cal Brunker (Escape From Planet Earth) directed. (91 min, PG. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Sunset, Welden)


BABY DRIVERHHHH Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz) wrote and directed this action thriller about a young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) trying to leave the biz after one last risky heist for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey). With Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm and Lily James. (113 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 7/5/17)

A GHOST STORYHHHHH A musician (Casey Affleck) returns from the dead to haunt his significant other (Rooney Mara) in this moody indie drama about loss from director David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints). (92 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 8/2) GIRLS TRIPHHH1/2 Four long-time friends bare their souls and get a little wild at the Essence Festival in New Orleans in this comedy from director Malcolm D. Lee (Barbershop: The Next Cut). Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith star. (122 min, R) I CALLED HIM MORGANHHHH1/2 This documentary from Kasper Collin explores the events leading to the scandalous murder of jazz musician Lee Morgan by his common-law wife, which occurred during a gig in 1972. (92 min, NR)

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MAUDIEHHH1/2 Sally Hawkins plays Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis in this biopic that explores her hard-scrabble life with her husband (Ethan Hawke) in a one-room Nova Scotia cottage. Aisling Walsh (“Fingersmith”) directed. (115 min, PG-13)


THE DARK TOWERHH In this adaptation of Stephen King’s eight-book fantasy/Western mash-up series, Idris Elba plays the Gunslinger who battles a mysterious Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey). Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) directed. (95 min, PG-13)

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMINGHHH1/2 In the latest Marvel flick, Tom Holland plays the teenage webbed crusader in an adventure set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, also starring Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton and Marisa Tomei. Jon Watts (Cop Car) directed. (133 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 7/12)






KIDNAPHH1/2 Halle Berry plays a mom who decides not to leave the fate of her abducted son to law enforcement in this thriller from director Luis Prieta (Pusher). With Sage Correa and Chris McGinn. (94 min, R) LADY MACBETHHHHH A young woman forced into marriage discovers unexpected routes to power in this award-winning psychosexual drama set in rural 19th-century England. With Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis and Paul Hilton. William Oldroyd directed. (89 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 8/9)

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AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWERHHH1/2 A decade after An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore returns in this documentary with an update on what we are and aren’t doing to fight the terrifying specter of climate change. With Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk directed. (98 min, NR)

THE BIG SICKHHHHH An illness complicates a couple’s burgeoning cross-cultural romance in this fact-based indie comedy directed by Michael Showalter (Hello, My Name Is Doris). Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan and Holly Hunter star. (120 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 7/19)


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ATOMIC BLONDEHHHH Charlize Theron plays an undercover MI6 agent investigating a murder in Cold War Berlin in this action thriller based on a graphic novel series. With James McAvoy and John Goodman. Veteran stuntman David Leitch directed. (115 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 8/2)

THE EMOJI MOVIE 1/2H You add these cutesy icons to your text messages and posts. Now, see the cutesy animation in which an emoji struggles with his natural tendency to express a full range of emotions. T.J. Miller, James Corden, Maya Rudolph and Anna Faris contributed voice talent. Tony Leondis (Igor) directed. (86 min, PG)



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VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETSHH Director Luc Besson (Lucy) gives his usual wacky touch to this sci-fi epic based on a French graphic novel series, about two 28th-century agents (Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne) solving a mystery. With Clive Owen and Ethan Hawke. (137 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 7/26)

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAULHH In the fourth comedy based on Jeff Kinney’s tween book series, young Greg (Jason Drucker) schemes to change the destination of a family road trip. (90 min, PG)

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APESHHH1/2 In the follow-up to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), simian patriarch Caesar (Andy Serkis) must face his demons and confront the formidable Colonel (Woody Harrelson) to avenge his kind. Matt Reeves again directed. (140 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 7/19)

THE EXCEPTIONHHH Intrigue swirls around the Dutch home of Kaiser Wilhelm (Christopher Plummer) in this drama set in the early days of World War II. (107 min, R)

WONDER WOMANHHHH The Amazon princess (Gal Gadot) gets an origin story to explain her transformation into a DC Comics staple in this rare female-centric superhero film, directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster). With Robin Wright, David Thewlis and Connie Nielsen. (141 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 6/7)

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORDHH The legends of the early English monarch’s upbringing and rise get a gangster-film treatment in this new rendition from director Guy Ritchie. (126 min, PG-13) SNATCHEDHH1/2 Amy Schumer plays a recent dumpee who persuades her picky mom (Goldie Hawn) to take her boyfriend’s place on a tropical vacay in this comedy from director Jonathan Levine (50/50). (91 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 5/17) Untitled-4 1

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attached to our old self-images and trapped by them. “Lively memory,” on the other hand, is a feisty approach to our old stories. It impels us to graduate from who we used to be. “We are the sum of our efforts to change who we are,” writes Galeano. “Identity is no museum piece sitting stock-still in a display case.” Here’s another clue to your current assignment, Taurus, from psychotherapist Dick Olney: “The goal of a good therapist is to help someone wake up from the dream that they are their self-image.”


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Each of us comes to know the truth in our own way, says astrologer Antero Alli. “For some it is wild and unfettered,” he writes. “For others it is like a cozy domesticated cat, while others find truth through their senses alone.” Whatever your usual style of knowing the truth might be, Leo, I suspect you’ll benefit from trying out a different method in the next two weeks. Here are some possibilities: trusting your most positive feelings, tuning in to the clues and cues your body provides, performing ceremonies in which you request the help of ancestral spirits, slipping into an altered state by laughing nonstop for five minutes.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Sometimes,

Gemini, loving you is a sacred honor for me — equivalent to getting a poem on my birthday from the Dalai Lama. On other occasions, loving you is more like trying to lap up a delicious milkshake that has spilled on the sidewalk, or slow dancing with a giant robot teddy bear that accidentally knocks me down when it suffers a glitch. I don’t take it personally when I encounter the more challenging sides of you, since you are always an interesting place to visit. But could you maybe show more mercy to the people in your life who are not just visitors? Remind your dear allies of the obvious secret — that you’re composed of several different selves, each of whom craves different thrills.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano defines “idiot memory” as the kind of remembrances that keep us

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Would you scoff if I said that you’ll soon be blessed with supernatural assistance? Would you smirk and roll

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is the Season of Enlightenment for you. That doesn’t necessarily mean you will achieve an ultimate state of divine grace. It’s not a guarantee that you’ll be freestyling in satori, samadhi or nirvana. But one thing is certain: Life will conspire to bring you the excited joy that comes with deep insight into the nature of reality. If you decide to take advantage of the opportunity, please keep in mind these thoughts from designer Elissa Giles: “Enlightenment is not an asexual, dispassionate, head-in-the-clouds, nails-in-the-palms disappearance from the game of life. It’s a volcanic, kick-ass, erotic commitment to love in action, coupled with hard-headed practical grist.” SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Some zoos sell the urine of lions and tigers to gardeners who sprinkle it in their gardens. Apparently the stuff scares off wandering house cats that might be tempted to relieve themselves in vegetable patches. I nominate this scenario to be a provocative metaphor for you in the coming weeks. Might you tap into the power of your inner wild animal so as to protect your inner crops? Could you build up your warrior energy so as to prevent run-ins with pesky irritants? Can you call on helpful spirits to ensure that what’s growing in your life will continue to thrive? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The

fates have conspired to make it right and proper for you to be influenced by Sagittarian author Mark Twain. There are five specific bits of his wisdom that will serve as benevolent tweaks to your attitude. I hope you will also aspire to express some of his expansive snappiness. Now here’s Twain: 1. “You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination

is out of focus.” 2. “Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned.” 3. “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” 4. “When in doubt, tell the truth.” 5. “Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.”

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “My grandfather used to tell me that if you stir muddy water it will only get darker,” wrote I. G. Edmonds in his book Trickster Tales. “But if you let the muddy water stand still, the mud will settle and the water will become clearer,” he concluded. I hope this message reaches you in time, Capricorn. I hope you will then resist any temptation you might have to agitate, churn, spill wine into, wash your face in, drink or splash around in the muddy water. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In 1985,

Maurizio Cattelan quit his gig at a mortuary in Padua, Italy and resolved to make a living as an artist. He started creating furniture and ultimately evolved into a sculptor who specialized in satirical work. In 1999 he produced a piece depicting the Pope being struck by a meteorite, which sold for $886,000 in 2001. If there were ever a time when you could launch your personal version of his story, Aquarius, it would be in the next ten months. That doesn’t necessarily mean you should go barreling ahead with such a radical act of faith, however. Following your bliss rarely leads to instant success. It may take years. (16 in Cattelan’s case.) Are you willing to accept that?

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Tally up your physical aches, psychic bruises and chronic worries. Take inventory of your troubling memories, half-repressed disappointments and existential nausea. Do it, Pisces! Be strong. If you bravely examine and deeply feel the difficult feelings, then the cures for those feelings will magically begin streaming in your direction. You’ll see what you need to do to escape at least some of your suffering. So name your griefs and losses, my dear. Remember your near misses and total fiascos. As your reward, you’ll be soothed and relieved and forgiven. A Great Healing will come.


ARIES (March 21-April 19): I hope you’re making wise use of the surging fertility that has been coursing through you. Maybe you’ve been reinventing a long-term relationship that needed creative tinkering. Perhaps you have been hammering together an innovative business deal or generating new material for your artistic practice. It’s possible you have discovered how to express feelings and ideas that have been half-mute or inaccessible for a long time. If, for some weird reason, you are not yet having experiences like these, get to work! There’s still time to tap into the fecundity.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Liz, my girlfriend when I was young, went to extreme lengths to cultivate her physical attractiveness. “Beauty must suffer,” her mother had told her while growing up, and Liz heeded that advice. To make her long blonde hair as wavy as possible, for example, she wrapped strands of it around six empty metal cans before bed, applied a noxious spray and then slept all night with a stinky, clanking mass of metal affixed to her head. While you may not do anything so literal, Cancerian, you do sometimes act as if suffering helps keep you strong and attractive — as if feeling hurt is a viable way to energize your quest for what you want. But if you’d like to transform that approach, the coming weeks will be a good time. Step One: Have a long, compassionate talk with your inner saboteur.

your eyes if I advised you to find clues to your next big move by analyzing your irrational fantasies? Would you tell me to stop spouting nonsense if I hinted that a guardian angel is conspiring to blast a tunnel through the mountain you created out of a molehill? It’s OK if you ignore my predictions, Virgo. They’ll come true even if you’re a staunch realist who doesn’t believe in woo-woo, juju or mojo.


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YOU WORK IN SHELBURNE... ...but I don’t think you live there. You just went on a canoe trip. I hope it was the right mix of so much fun and not so much fun that you want to do it again — but this time you want to bring someone like me along. I can totally bring the tent and my medical card, too... When: Monday, June 26, 2017. Where: in a setting so professional, it made me want to act unprofessionally. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914052 MY FRIEND’S DOPPELGÄNGER I took several photos of you because you were behind my friend and looked exactly like her. You’re a white female, had red/brown glasses, head shaved except for short dark-blond hair on the top, and wore a long-sleeve light blue collared shirt and black shorts. You were eating fish tacos and wore a leather bracelet with shells on your left wrist. When: Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Where: Burlington Bay Market outdoor patio at 8 p.m. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #914051 JULY 4, BOAT GUY I was having a stressful day working the boats. Your people brought me water, and you (the beautiful blonde) joked about riding off in a boat together. I never got the chance to flirt it up when you came back, but if the offer still stands, let’s take a tandem and get lost. When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Where: Sand Bar State Park. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914050 ZEN SHORT DANCER MIGRANT COWPOKE You: in jean shorts, with your friend “settled up” with the barkeeper. You like to dance, suggested I should like to dance, asked why I don’t like to dance (I’m too tall and don’t drink) and, on your way out, suggested I should learn to dance. When: Thursday, July 20, 2017. Where: Zenbarn. You: Woman. Me: Man. #914049 LONG WHITE HAIR, WHITE-BEARDED VIKING I spotted you. That long white hair caught my eye. We chatted on the dock, you just in from swimming, me just heading out. I’m from Burlington. You? If single, care to meet up for a swim or kayak and continue the conversation? I know you read Seven Days. Hope you see this. When: Thursday, July 20, 2017. Where: Kingsland Bay. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914048 SCRUFFY RED SCOOTER MAN-CANDY Like a vision, you pulled into the Elmore Store on your adorable red scooter with your sexy beard cascading out your helmet. Me: girl in the sandwich line wishing I could work up the nerve to say hello. You: extra-hot, making me hot. Hit me up if you want to make an extra-spicy sandwich. When: Thursday, July 13, 2017. Where: Lake Elmore. You: Man. Me: Woman. #914047

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ASK ATHENA Dear Athena,

After five months of hanging out and fooling around, we finally went the distance. Our first actual intercourse ended in me completely wet. I am very experienced, but this never happened before, and I am now confused. He said to me, “I think you just pissed on me.” But I’m not sure what it really was. Did I pee on him, or did I just come a lot — more than I have before? Please help me. I am so confused.


Dear Wet,

Wet and Worried

Don’t fret. (See what I did there?) But seriously, relax. A couple of things could be going on here. And, lucky for you, solutions are my specialty. You and your guy waited a long time to have this love sesh — five months! And maybe the drawn-out anticipation and the hot new lover made you come so hard that you experienced female ejaculation for the first time — which would be totally normal and 100 percent awesome. Squirting, as it’s often called, is a result of intense G-spot stimulation, and, upon orgasm, fluid can come shooting out of the vulva or vagina. Very often, this fluid looks and smells a little like urine, as there might be traces of urine in it, and it’s warm. But squirting is a good thing. How wonderful that you’ve landed a partner who makes you feel new and exciting sensations! However, there’s another possibility here: It may be that you are experiencing incontinence. On February 8, I responded to a similar question about female ejaculation and peeing during sex. I later received a letter from an experienced and thoughtful reader who explained that the simple “Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor” I suggested at the time made light of what can be a really frustrating issue for many women. I have since learned more about the severity of incontinence and the importance of physical therapy to remedy the situation. So, if you start to notice fluid escaping during other inopportune times, consider a checkup with your doctor or a physical therapist. If you live in or near Burlington, Evolution Physical Therapy + Yoga not only offers yoga classes but has excellent PTs trained to target your specific issues. If you continue to be “wet and worried,” it’s worth making an appointment. However, since you’ve just mentioned this one instance, my gut tells me you’ve enjoyed your first squirting experience. Rock on. If you need a solution there, it’s simple: Bring a towel to your next sleepover. And warn your guy that if you get busy like you did before, he should expect — and welcome — the best kind of waterworks.

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