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A Winooski man went on a South Burlington rampage Monday armed with a golf club, according to cops. Cliff Brasil, 36, allegedly entered a Floral Drive home with the weapon just before 5 p.m. and assaulted the homeowner there. He then left and tried to get into a second home on the street. When he couldn’t get in, police said, Brasil started to strike the home with the club. Responding officers found Brasil, still armed with the club, standing in the street. Police said the golfer gone mad had some cocaine on him, leading to a drug charge to go along with counts of burglary, aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and violation of conditions of release.



Cops on Monday cuffed a Killington restaurant worker who allegedly got into it with his boss when the worker refused to shovel the building’s snowy back steps. Cops said that Travis Trites, 41, tossed a chair at his manager at the Wobbly Barn, an après-ski steakhouse and nightlife venue in the Vermont mountain town. After hauling Trites off the job, cops charged the Mendon man with simple assault and snapped his mug shot. In it, Trites is still wearing his work shirt.


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A tow truck driver hauling a disabled pickup truck last week picked up more than he bargained for. According to state police, the unidentified driver was headed north on Interstate 89 when he spotted smoke pouring out of the Chevy Silverado on his flatbed. The quick-thinking trucker managed to pull off the highway at Exit 11 in Richmond, unhitch and remove the then-burning Silverado from his flatbed, and move his tow truck to a safe distance before flames engulfed the Chevy.



A controversial Vermont coyotehunting contest has raised hackles among animal activists. It’s still legal to kill them year-round — for now.






Just 21 percent of Vermonters are “very religious,” making the state the most secular nationwide, a poll found. Most worship at nature’s altar.

Hallenbeck noted, “It’s a curious suggestion from a governor who speaks often of the value of a strong work ethic.” Hallenbeck also pointed out this irony: “The governor heralded the idea of doing exactly what some Vermont employers worry their employees do when a good layer of powder falls. A year ago, when legislators were discussing a bill that mandates employers to offer some paid sick leave, business owners balked. One of the concerns they cited was that employees would call in ‘sick’ and take a ‘powder day’ to go skiing.” As lieutenant governor, Scott “reluctantly went along” with the measure, which eventually passed. Rebecca Kelley, the governor’s spokesperson, defended the proclamation. “The intent was primarily focused on those travelers who were here for the weekend and wouldn’t be able to (or would prefer not to) travel home during the storm,” she wrote in an email, and went on to note how important tourism is to Vermont. Read the full post at



Maple Leaf Treatment Center, one of Vermont’s three drug-treatment centers, shut down the same week the health department announced a record number of overdose deaths in 2016.

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ell, that was a storm. Sure, Vermont’s seen some snow the past couple of winters. But it feels as if it’s been ages since a foot of fresh, lovely powder dropped from the sky — and onto the slopes. In Chittenden County, plows made the rounds Monday morning, scraping streets clear. People were up early, boots on, shoveling out their rides and getting ready to head to work. But not everyone. In the mountains, lucky skiers enjoyed epic conditions. Gov. Phil Scott on Sunday evening declared Monday to be a “powder day” in a message aimed at out-of-staters who come to snowmobile or ski in the Green Mountain State. “It’d be a shame to miss the fresh powder on Monday and Tuesday, so we invite all to stay an extra day and take full advantage of the excellent conditions,” Scott said. He added, “Visitors can feel free to tell their boss Vermont’s governor asked them to stay.” In a “Montpeculiar” story on, Terri

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Interesting points in different January issues of Seven Days: Gov. Peter Shumlin devotes his entire State of the State address to the opiate “crisis,” and the problem gets worse [“Death by Drugs,” January 25]. In [“Afford-Ability,” January 11], a pie chart shows the shrinking middle class that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has been fighting to save for upwards of 30 years. All we need now is an article and a pie chart showing the shrinking number of family farms that U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy has been fighting to save for upwards of 40 years. I’m seeing a pattern here and can only hope liberal politicians stop trying to save us. Ralph Young



I applaud the “I Am Vermont Too” exhibition [Live Culture: “‘I Am Vermont Too’ Exhibition Opens at the Statehouse,” February 9]. We have a duty to celebrate inclusion in our great mosaic society. The exhibit offers a unique look at some of the more marginalized members of our community. It creates an atmosphere of tolerance and openness that welcomes minorities — a vital undertaking, considering Vermont has too frequently overlooked diversity. We need to ensure that we overcome some of the more regrettable instances of injustices in our state, such as the recent University of Vermont study that found disparities in how police treat minority drivers. In light of current struggles with race, this exhibit proves to be an essential way to


confront our biases and our closed-mindedness through one of the most powerful forums: art. The visual experience engages the viewer to examine another person’s experiences and struggles. Hannah Johnson



[Re “Peculiar Bills Address Shallow Graves, Nudity and the Tampon Tax,” January 25]: Why did Representatives Clem Bissonnette (D-Winooski) and Cindy Weed (P-Enosburg Falls) introduce legislation that had no chance of passing and would not benefit most of their constituents? It seems they wasted valuable time and resources pandering to the whimsies of two individuals. The worst part is that they did not support their own legislation. If legislators are not willing to face a constituent and say, “No, I am not going to support this; I respectfully disagree with you,” how can we expect them to make a stand when hundreds or thousands of constituents want legislation that may be shortsighted or hurtful? If a legislator struggles with unpopular and difficult decisions locally, how can we expect moral courage on the grand stage of Capitol Hill? Congressmen have to be worried about being reelected so they can gain seniority and then make an impact. What if there were term limits? Who would have seniority in the Senate and House then? What would be the benefit of voting your party lines if you were only going to be around for a term or two? What benefit would a legislator gain by pledging blind allegiance


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I thank John Walters for his Fair Game column [“Chasing Trump,” February 1]. While the subhead — “Polite Critics No Match for the Donald” —  is undeniable, there was a subsection titled “Unprovable Case” that is also undeniable. This was about $750,000 going from the governor’s office to the Agency of Commerce and Community Development to help “market Vermont as a tourist destination.” Commerce Secretary Michael Schirling expressed that “he would happily accept the money” and that it would address a “need for enhanced marketing efforts.” This is all wonderful, but I wish that this and other monies would be spent where they would accomplish more good.


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[Re “Peculiar Bills Address Shallow Graves, Nudity and the Tampon Tax,” January 25]: I submitted a bill that proposes to require bicycles to be registered in Vermont because several of my constituents asked me to do it. To clarify: I submitted a “by-request” piece of legislation, which means that I am not actually in favor of the bill. As a state representative, I am the link between my constituents and state government, and as their representative, my job is to make sure that all of my constituents are heard and their input is acted upon. All proposed bills — by request and not — are directed to a committee to undergo a process whereby they receive testimony both pro and con. The bills that are chosen to be acted upon must pass out of committees in both the House and Senate and then be signed by the governor to become law. The bills not taken up simply “die on the wall” at the end of the session. This process starts over each biennium. Thank you for providing an opportunity for me to educate your newspaper and Vermonters about the legislative process.

In case luminaries such as Schirling do not know this, these enhanced efforts are already occurring daily on the front lines of Vermont’s tourism industry, via the hotel clerks, ski lift operators, bartenders, chefs and servers, retail workers, state park attendants, and all the others who interact with the multitudes of visitors that come to Vermont. Many do all this for little more than starvation wages. Their jobs are often called “temporary,” “unskilled.” Turnover is very high. This $750,000 gift would accomplish much more if it found ways to enhance the wages of these enhanced marketers and recognize their integral and skilled part in making Vermont the unique destination it is for people the world over. Until this happens, it will only enrich those in the bubble who call for these studies.

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Louisiana State of Mind The sounds, steps and flavors of southern Louisiana spice up the Green Mountain State during Chandler Music Hall’s Cajun Night. A catered dinner gives way to a brief two-step lesson, followed by a night of dancing to the zydeco stylings of New England ensemble Yankee Chank. A cash bar by Valley Bowl keeps Randolph-area revelers in good spirits. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 55



Road Trip Lit lovers and bicycle buffs find common ground at a Book Presentation and Signing by local author Robert L. McCullough. The University of Vermont professor of historic preservation offers up his 2015 publication, Old Wheelways: Traces of Bicycle History on the Land, chronicling the ways in which 19th-century two-wheeled travelers helped to shape America’s landscape and roadways. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 55


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A wordless comic by Vermont’s first cartoonist laureate has evolved into a living, breathing work of art. Inspired by James Kochalka’s images, poet Sydney Lea and composer Joseph Hallman added original words and music, resulting in a unique multimedia collaboration. Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble performs The Seagull and the Star in Montpelier and Burlington.


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enate Bill 79, the “immigration legislation” crafted by Gov. PHIL SCOTT’s Civil Rights and Criminal Justice Cabinet, is on the fastest of tracks through the legislature. The Senate Judiciary Committee is likely to vote it out this week, with floor action coming next week. The bill has been widely celebrated as HANDMADE IN VERGENNES a protection of Vermonters’ rights. Media accounts refer to Scott’s “defiance” of • 802.430.4825 President DONALD TRUMP’s executive orders 165 Main Street Vergennes on immigration and, in the words of a headline, his “challenge to immigration enforcement.” 12v-raintree091416.indd 1 9/6/16 2:27 PM But, in truth, S.79 is more flash than substance. The bill has two major provisions. The first would prevent the creation and sharing of data registries based on Participate in a screening religion, national origin or immigration status. The second would bar local and project to determine county police agencies from making your eligibility for future deals with the feds to assist in border or new research that will immigration enforcement.  A worthy effort — especially coming help develop vaccines against from a Republican governor — but the mosquito-borne viruses. bill’s immediate impact is, well, negligible.  “I don’t think the bill right now changes any existing relationships between state and federal law enforcement,” says Public Safety Commissioner TOM ANDERSON.  Those “existing relationships” are deep and wide-ranging, and even without them the feds have substantial powers of their own. None of that would be affected by S.79.   • Healthy adults, U.S. Customs and Border Protection ages 18 – 65 has broad authority to operate anywhere within 100 miles of an international boundary or coastal body of water. That • On-going screening study includes virtually all of Vermont except for the southwestern corner. • Screen for eligibility According to JAMES LYALL, executive for future vaccine director of the American Civil Liberties testing studies Union of Vermont, USCBP has “enhanced search and seizure authority” within that zone. Call 802-656-0013 for more info “They are empowered to set up vehicle checkpoints,” he says. “They are and to schedule a screening. empowered to make so-called roving Leave your name, number, vehicle stops when they have reasonable and a good time to call back. suspicion of an immigration violation.”  That empowerment is limited, Lyall Email UVMVTC@UVM.EDU says, by Fourth Amendment protections or visit UVMVTC.ORG from search and seizure. However, he adds, “That is something the agency sometimes neglects to mention or simply violates.”  BRAD BRANT, special operations supervisor for USCBP’s Swanton sector,







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offers a bit of reassurance. “The border patrol in the past probably eight years has focused pretty much exclusively on cross-border activity,” he says. That may be, but as recently as three years ago the Department of Homeland Security was planning to build a permanent checkpoint on Interstate 91 near White River Junction, slightly less than 100 miles south of the border. As a matter of fact, there were plans for interior checkpoints on every northsouth freeway in the Northeast, from Interstates 95 to 87. The plans were shelved but could be dusted off pretty quickly if, say, the Trump administration boosts funding for DHS.  Starting in 2003, the border patrol frequently conducted temporary checkpoints at an I-91 rest area in Hartford.

IN TRUTH, VERMONT’S ANTI-TRUMP IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION IS MORE FLASH THAN SUBSTANCE. According to contemporaneous media accounts, some locals called them “whiteness checkpoints” because so many minorities were subjected to questioning and search. “It was pretty disruptive,” recalls ALLEN GILBERT, ACLU-Vermont’s former executive director. “People who live in the area use I-91 on a daily, sometimes several times daily, basis.” Those checkpoints rarely, if ever, found any terror suspects. “The ACLU did a Freedom of Information [Act] request on that,” says Gilbert. “Almost all of the arrests were about drugs, and the majority of them were about marijuana.”  In 2013 the U.S. Senate approved comprehensive immigration reform legislation, including a provision authored by Sen. PATRICK LEAHY (D-Vt.) that would have reduced the USCBP’s operation zone to 25 miles from the border. At the time, Leahy called the broader zone “an intrusive practice” that “simply is not a productive use of border enforcement dollars.” That bill died in the House, so the 100-mile zone remains on the books.  The takeaway: Federal border agencies already have broad powers

encompassing virtually all of Vermont. S.79 would not restrict their activities. Which is perhaps why the feds haven’t said boo about the bill, even as some local and county law enforcement officials have raised concerns. The most publicized aspect of S.79 is its limits on the authority of county and local agencies to strike their own deals with the feds to serve as deputized immigration enforcement officers, as one of Trump’s executive orders contemplated. That’s nice, but the “existing relationships” touted by Anderson are so deep that it’s hard to imagine how a specific agreement with a local agency would provide much additional help.  For starters, there’s the fact that local, county and state law enforcement is thin on the ground in Vermont’s northerntier counties. “The St. Albans Police Department is probably the only true 24-7 law enforcement in the area besides the border patrol,” notes Lamoille County Sheriff ROGER MARCOUX JR., a past president of the Vermont Sheriffs’ Association. “There’s times, you know, two in the morning, there’s nobody out and [USCBP officers] may be the first responders.”  No wonder officials like Anderson and Marcoux so highly value their friendly ties with the feds. If they had to depend solely on the locals, they’d be severely strapped.   Another form of established relationship comes from Operation Stonegarden, a federal grant program that provides a secondary income stream to local officers and deputies. (It must’ve been named by a fan of ’90s grunge rock.) “We will pay overtime for county and local department officers to come help us patrol the border,” says Brant.  How common is this arrangement? “If you look at the whole state, it’s probably pretty frequent,” says Brant. Which means that many of Vermont’s sworn officers have their own contracted relationships with the feds, and S.79 does nothing about that.  It also raises the possibility that local officers might gather information during their regular hours and pass it on to their federal bosses later on, or act on it themselves while on the clock for the border patrol. Speaking last week abut S.79, Attorney General T.J. DONOVAN said the bill “draws a bright line.” Between Operation Stonegarden and the realities


of border-area law enforcement, it’s difficult to discern a clear line at all.

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The Burlington Free Press continues to bleed subscribers like a stuck pig. From December 2015 to December 2016, daily print circulation dropped from 17,915 to 16,326, according to the Alliance for Audited Media, which tracks newspaper circulation rates. That’s down from 45,338 in 2006. The paper’s Sunday audience declined at a similar rate last year: from 22,626 to 20,390. A decade earlier, weekend circ was as high as 52,337. The news wasn’t all bad for the Freeps: The paper managed to increase its paid digital circulation from 4,387 to 6,316 over the past year, according to AAM. But it’s unclear whether it can continue converting its audience — and win back the print subscribers it’s lost over the years. Further, ad sales have historically paid the freight for newspapers; subscriptions and newsstand (remember them?) sales have provided a fraction of a paper’s revenue. And digital ad revenue, despite efforts by newspapers — oops, sorry, “media companies” — to sell online advertising, lags far behind print ad revenue. In short, the death spiral of the daily newspaper continues, and the Free Press is no exception.  Freeps publisher JIM FOGLER did not respond to a call seeking comment. m



After four years at the helm of the Vermont Democratic Party, chair DOTTIE DEANS is preparing to step down. The party’s state committee plans to meet March 4 to pick an interim chair, who will serve out the remaining eight months of her term. “It’s a good time to give someone else the opportunity,” she explains. “It makes sense for someone to take over now to get ready for 2018. This is a reorganization year, and a lot of energy needs to be put into the towns and the counties.” She notes that such energy is in strong supply; the challenge is to engage it effectively.  So far, two people have announced their candidacies. Only one has a realistic shot at winning. Contender No. 1 is FAISAL GILL — a Winooski attorney, Chittenden County Democratic Party chair and major Dem donor — who made an unsuccessful bid for the Vermont Senate in 2016. He’s the odds-on favorite.  The long-shot candidate is 29-yearold NICK CLARK of Thetford, a self-described “Berniecrat” who volunteered for Sen. BERNIE SANDERS’ (I-Vt.) presidential campaign. Clark also made an ill-fated bid for state representative in 2016, challenging incumbent Reps. TIM BRIGLIN (D-Thetford) and JIM MASLAND (D-Thetford) in the Windsor-Orange-2 district. He finished a distant third.  The two men have similar pitches for the state committee.  “I want to expand the party a lot,” says Gill. “We need to figure out our message going forward.” He welcomes the participation of the Sanders contingent for its “great ideas” and its passion.  Gill also talks of closer ties between the state party and the grassroots. “My goal is to reach out to the county parties and the town chairs,” he says. “We need to make sure we are set up in all parts of the state.” “I want to see the party become more transparent, accessible and democratic,” Clark says. “We aren’t focused enough on the grassroots currents in Vermont.”  Each candidate plans to run for a full term in November if successful on March 4.  As for Deans, she’s ready to take a break. “I’m wrung out,” she says. “I’ve given it 100 percent plus. And I just feel like it’s ready for someone else. “I’m not gonna disappear,” she concludes. “I just need to recharge.”

In one of her final acts as chair, Deans plans to support Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-Minn.) in his bid for chair of the Democratic National Committee. Other Vermonters with a vote — Secretary of State JIM CONDOS, VDP vice chair TIM JERMAN, and DNC members TERJE ANDERSON and Rep. MARY SULLIVAN (D-Burlington) — have also committed to the five-term congressman. Ellison, a prominent surrogate for Sanders’ presidential campaign, has been characterized as the insurgent candidate — and has benefited from Sanders’ support. But he earned Deans’ backing for his organizational commitment. “My emphasis was on state funding, support for the state parties, which is often in question,” she says. “We need DNC support to keep our doors open and our staff employed year-round. “Keith addressed that better,” she adds, comparing Ellison to former U.S. labor secretary TOM PEREZ, the choice of many mainstream Dems. “Tom wasn’t going to guarantee any money for the state parties. That put me back a little bit.” The DNC will elect a new chair on February 25.  


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am Young, a sociable state representative from the Northeast Kingdom town of Glover, has a history of pulling whimsical stunts such as mounting a Hereford steer for a campaign ad. Rep. Matt Trieber, an environmental consultant from Bellows Falls, is serious and bookish. During the four-month legislative session, the two youthful Democrats share a house with Richard Westman, a roguish, silverhaired Republican senator from Lamoille County who is 20 years their senior. The three politicians were drinking red wine around their kitchen island counter on a Wednesday evening last month, waiting for Young’s homecooked raspberry pie to cool. “There have been so many policy debates right here,” Young told a reporter, slapping the counter with both hands for emphasis. Most people abandon communal living after college. But Young and his housemates are among the state lawmakers who embrace the arrangement from January to May. Bunking together in Montpelier brings political benefits as well as convenience. It provides opportunities to forge cross-partisan friendships, strengthen political alliances, refine legislative strategy and develop policy solutions — all away from the public eye. “The walls come down,” said Westman, who’s served in the Senate for the last 34 years. “When you’re in this kitchen talking with someone, you can wave the magic wand and solve the policy. You don’t have to worry about the politics and the 180 other people you have to convince, plus the governor,” Trieber added, referring to the legislature. If he commuted, the Bellows Falls rep would face a five-hour round-trip, or longer in inclement weather. Instead, he uses the legislative housing stipend of $115 a night four nights a week to pay his share of rent for a handsome yellow house on Liberty Street, about a mile from the Statehouse. Even members with shorter drives spend some nights in the capital city. So far this session, 133 of the 180 lawmakers have been reimbursed for at least one overnight stay, according to the Agency of Administration. Occasional overnighters often stay at the Capitol

Left to right: Legislative housemates Rep. Sam Young, Rep. Matt Trieber and Sen. Richard Westman

Plaza Hotel & Conference Center — or on someone’s couch. Those who opt for houses tend to shack up with members of the same party and gender. But spending weeknights in the capital does allow for cross-party socializing — dinner parties, bowling nights and a long-standing weekly poker game at a location legislators wouldn’t disclose. House Speaker Mitzi Johnson (D-South Hero) said that she relishes “being able to have an informal conversation, where interest groups and, frankly, the media isn’t sitting there watching you.” When Johnson and Anne O’Brien, a former rep from Richmond, served on the House Appropriations Committee and lived together, they would get up at 5:30 a.m. and go down to the basement, where one of them would use the elliptical while the other worked out with weights and a yoga ball. “We would spend the whole time talking about how effective is the Green Mountain Care Board being, and are there things we can do to curb health care spending?” Johnson said. This session, the speaker is living in the same three-bedroom house, which is

owned by a pair of professors who teach in St. Louis, Mo., during the winter. Legislators have rented it for years. Past occupants include former governor Peter Shumlin, who lived there when he served in the Senate. It is, indisputably, a powerhouse: Johnson’s roomies are Rep. Janet Ancel (D-Calais), who chairs the Ways and Means Committee; Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas (D-Bradford), the former majority leader; Rep. Kate Webb (D-Shelburne), the former majority whip; and Appropriations Committee member Rep. Diane Lanpher (D-Vergennes). The five women share advice, cook for one another and regularly host other lawmakers for meals. “It’s our support structure, because we’re all away from our families for four months,” said Johnson. That structure recently withstood serious political stress when Johnson and Copeland Hanzas ran against each other for House speaker. Although hardfought, the race between the longtime friends remained remarkably civil — perhaps in part because they knew they’d be sharing a bathroom come January. Separate bathrooms are a must for Sens. Claire Ayer (D-Addison) and

Jeanette White (D-Windham), who rent a two-bedroom condo from a lobbyist’s snowbird parents. White is an alternative medicine aficionado and a longtime advocate for legal marijuana. Ayer, a retired nurse who chairs the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, is a self-described “whitebread, go-to-a-real-doctor, get-your-shots kind of person” who is uninterested in her housemate’s medicinal herbs. And while Ayer has the poise and impeccable outfits of a flight attendant, White often has unruly blond hair and admits to arriving at the Statehouse in “rumpled linen clothes.” After spending nine sessions in the same house, the pair resembles an old married couple. Upon returning to their condo, “We immediately get out of our grown-up clothes,” White said, and “plop down with a little glass of whatever we choose that evening.” They sift through their emails, solve the New York Times crossword together and watch the news. White might make quesadillas for dinner; Ayer usually prepares salad lunches for both of them. White, who was eating a tuna fish sandwich made with banana bread during a midday


interview, noted, “Clearly, she didn’t make my lunch today.” Ayer still doesn’t use alternative remedies herself, but as the health committee chair, she has shown a willingness to give consideration to nontraditional medicine. Her committee supported a law that allocates money to a pilot program in which chiropractors, acupuncturists and other alternative practitioners treat patients with chronic pain. When Ayer and White are on the same side of an issue, living together works to their advantage. During the 2013 session, both were strong supporters of legislation enabling terminally ill people to end their lives. Throughout what was one of the most emotional and contentious debates in recent state history, they strategized together, rehearsed speeches and critiqued each other’s arguments. The bill passed.



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“Claire has more political strategic sense than I do,” White noted. “We serve as sounding boards for each other,” Ayer said. They’ve also supported each other through tragedy. After Ayer’s husband died unexpectedly during the 2015 session, White “was like another member of the family,” Ayer recalled. Sens. Brian Campion (D-Bennington) and Dick Sears (D-Bennington) have also forged a political alliance during the two years they’ve lived together. This session, they’re sharing a twobedroom town house. “We’re the odd couple,” said Sears, with a hint of a smile. The 73-year-old has served in the Senate since 1993, gaining influence and a reputation for gruffness. While Sears spends his free time following football and baseball, Campion, 46, prefers painting landscapes and horseback riding. Despite their different interests, they’ve become good friends. The younger lawmaker stayed at the Capitol Plaza Hotel during his two terms in the House. After Campion was elected to the Senate in 2014, Sears invited his new seatmate to become his housemate. Campion considers Sears a mentor. As a gay man, Campion especially admires the senior senator’s role in passing the state’s civil union legislation, which, he said, “changed my life.” Evenings in the townhouse are all about Bennington County. “This PFOA stuff has really dominated our conversation, quite frankly,” Sears said, referring to a chemical discovered in groundwater

there. “It’s our Flint, Mich.” In addition to strategizing about how to address water contamination in their district, they’ve been working on a bill to allow local theaters to serve alcohol — a request put to them by a Bennington theater. Living together, they noted, makes it easier to divvy up the work of responding to constituents. Also, Sears said, “We share a little gossip every now and then.” Rep. Joey Donovan (D-Burlington) and Rep. Alice Miller (D-Shaftsbury) don’t have any territory in common; they often mock each other’s districts — among other things. “Last night I had to hear all about the births of six children,” said Miller, with exaggerated disgust. Earlier that day, the House had debated a resolution in support of Roe v. Wade, which prompted Donovan, a pro-choice Irish Catholic, to reflect on the agony of childbirth. (Vermont’s new attorney general, T.J. Donovan, is one of her children.) “The good thing about living with Alice Miller is, she is my ticket to eternal salvation,” Donovan shot back, suggesting that God will reward her for tolerating her housemate. Donovan started rooming with Miller after her husband died in 2005. The women, who both worked in education and are retired, rent a small white cape up the street from the House speaker’s rental. Upstairs, Miller’s master bedroom is pristine, whereas the Burlington rep’s is strewn with clothes. Downstairs, a stately dining room and living room look unused. Miller and Donovan prefer the cozy TV room, where they drink boxed wine, watch CNN and rib each other relentlessly. They are completely incompatible — Miller wakes up at 3:30 a.m.; Donovan is vehemently anti-morning — and as close as sisters. The Liberty Street crew also keeps very different hours, a fact they made clear that Wednesday evening. “It’s past his jammie time,” Westman said, referring to Trieber, and causing all three to guffaw. “I am usually the person who’s in my pajamas in bed reading a book by 7 p.m.,” Trieber admitted. Living together, like politics, requires finding common ground. For this unlikely trio, that happens to be the musical Rent. They host an annual screening at their house. “Rent is the premier night of the year,” said Westman. Lawmakers from all parties are welcome. The only requirement is that they act and sing along with the show. “If you watch Matt sing Rent, you can’t not love him,” said Westman. m


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now frosted the trees across the street from Burlington International Airport last Friday. The sylvan stretch of open land resembles a park, but it’s actually the ghost of a neighborhood that was razed under a controversial airport noise-reduction program that has taken 100 homes. Continuing buyouts have led some to question whether Vermont’s largest airport is in the right hands. The City of Burlington owns and manages the airport, even though its 950 acres are located in South Burlington. Burlington has operated it since not long after the first plane landed in 1920 on a former cornfield three miles from downtown Burlington. With leadership from aviation buffs and Burlington business potentates, the fledgling enterprise grew and grew. Now Burlington is the largest property owner in South Burlington, and roughly 580,000 passengers fly in and out of the airport annually. But tensions have grown, and not just from the buyouts. A dispute over the property taxes Burlington pays its neighbor for the airport spurred a lawsuit that was just settled last year. And many people in South Burlington are worried about the arrival in 2019 or 2020 of noisy F-35 jets at the airport’s Vermont Air National Guard facility. Some South Burlington residents and leaders are fed up with taking orders from Burlington about the airport and adjacent property. While the Burlington City Council has voted on issues related to the buyouts, the South Burlington council has no vote, for example. Earlier this month, South Burlington Councilor Tom Chittenden introduced a resolution that would ask Gov. Phil Scott to form a committee to examine the viability of shifting airport ownership to the state. The proposal also calls for creating a 13-member airport commission with six members appointed by the governor and one member each to represent Burlington, South Burlington, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne, Essex and Colchester. The current airport commission has a slot for a South Burlington resident, but the four other seats are Burlington’s. The airport is a regional economic engine controlled by just one city, and it’s no wonder the arrangement is

A passenger plane at Burlington International Airport

BTV is the only municipally owned problematic, said Chittenden. “This is the root of a lot of our conflict and commercial airport in Vermont but certainly not the sole one in the United strife,” he said. The South Burlington City Council States. Cities own some of the largest will discuss the proposed resolution airports in the country, including O’Hare International in Chicago. February 21. But many airports have outIts text airs many of grown city or town ownerthe complaints that are ship and are now operated generating friction: that by regional governments, Burlington pledged to end county authorities or states. the home buyout program In 2012, when but extended it with little Weinberger was first elected notice last fall; that airport mayor, the airport was strugstaff restrict the flow of ingling with expenses and formation from the Federal debts. A committee formed Aviation Administration to look at options, including to South Burlington; and transferring ownership to that the buyout program the state or a regional group. is eating a hole in South The idea didn’t go anyBurlington’s affordable where. That’s partly because housing stock. city leaders weren’t ready to Burlington Mayor Miro let the airport go, but also Weinberger has seen the because other communities resolution. He’s not a fan. “The City of Burlington JAM E S M ARC L E AS did not seem eager to take on any of the financial risk has stewarded this instiof shared ownership. “There tution for decades and wasn’t a lot of enthusiasm,” decades, and we’ve done it at some financial risk,” Weinberger said Weinberger said. Passenger traffic and parking garage during an interview. There would need to be a clear and use have slumped at BTV as the Canadian compelling case to change the gover- dollar has weakened and Plattsburgh nance, and it’s not there, he added. “I International Airport is increasingly think the airport is a success story,” competitive. In fiscal year 2016, the Weinberger said. “I think it’s a real asset airport’s operating revenue dropped 2 percent, largely due to continued to the region.”



loss of income at the garage. The hefty grant revenue that BTV gets from the Federal Aviation Administration and other sources helped the airport close a gap of $1.7 million between its operating revenues and expenses last year. Tighter fiscal controls over the past five years have helped turn around BTV’s financial health and improve the airport’s bond rating in the process. As Weinberger sees it, the airport is in solid shape. It’s assessed at $52 million. Burlington would need compensation for a transfer of ownership, Weinberger said. The mayor concedes that Burlington and South Burlington have had “some recent tough issues” involving the airport. “We are in a time of some tension,” he allowed. But Weinberger insists the new round of home buyouts will be the last. “We are going to bring the buyout program to a conclusion,” Weinberger said. “I want to see it over.” He and airport director of aviation Gene Richards have made similar pledges before — but have not followed through, adding to tensions. Not all of South Burlington’s city councilors are convinced that a governance change is the solution. “My initial reaction is, this would take a lot of investigating,” said Councilor Pat Nowak, who is South Burlington’s representative to the airport commission. She has not taken a position on the resolution but said she has concerns. “There are so many pieces,” Nowak said. “Does Burlington want to sell? Does the state want to take it over? Is there interest in the region to do this?” Nowak voted to authorize more home demolitions last May at an airport commission meeting. Her critics claim she failed to communicate the scope of the program to her fellow councilors and constituents. She disputes that she kept anything from anyone and says critics misinterpreted her vote. During a January 23 council meeting, South Burlington patent lawyer and social justice activist James Marc Leas challenged Nowak about what she knew and when she knew it on the new home buyouts. In the wake of that verbal skirmish, Leas decided to run against Nowak



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do something about jet noise than it would be the state. It’d also be easier to sue Burlington than the state over F-35 noise, he said. The real issue, he said, is the F-35s and the military-commercial nature of the airport. The powerful jets are too noisy and dangerous for a dense population area, and Burlington should be opposing the jets and helping the Air Guard find another location “far away from people,” Leas said. He’s not the only one who is skeptical about a change in governance. Helen Riehle, chair of the South Burlington City Council, also believes the F-35 noise is the real problem at the airport and that having a different owner wouldn’t necessarily address that. But she’s open to the discussion. “I’m not ready to say whether I think it’s a great idea or not,” she said. “I can see some possible good outcomes, but I also can see the potential for really no change.” It would be a long road to a takeover in the legislature, predicted Riehle, who


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herself spent 15 years as a Republican state lawmaker. A few decades ago, Vermont agreed to take over small airports around the state that were ailing, including ones in Rutland, Newport and Shelburne. Some lost money for a while, but federally funded improvements and higher fees helped turn them around. Today, eight of the 10 state airports are operating in the black, according to Guy Rouelle, aviation program administrator at the Vermont Transportation Agency. Riehle noted that BTV’s finances would affect any discussion. “I don’t think Burlington is interested in giving up ownership,” she said. “I say that because I believe at the moment the airport isn’t a drain on its finances.” If that changed, she added, “Then maybe Burlington would say, ‘Huh, maybe we should think about sharing this cost center with the rest of the region,’” Riehle said. She asserted that airport aviation director Richards, a Weinberger appointee, has not worked well with South Burlington. “His job with the community, the host city, has been really lacking,” Riehle said. “I don’t think he provides the kind of meaningful and sincere attention to, and recognition of, some of the community issues.” Richards defends his management. One could argue that the city has a proven track record of managing and growing the airport, while the state has never managed an air facility anywhere near as large or complex, he said. Change would present many unknowns, Richards continued: “It would be taking an asset that Burlington has invested in for a hundred years and just turning it over to somebody, not knowing where we’re going.” What’s the state’s position? Gov. Scott isn’t pushing for a state takeover of the airport, at least right now. The governor “feels the City of Burlington is doing an incredible job managing the airport, and the city has made no indication it’s interested in selling the asset,” according to his communications director, Rebecca Kelley. And, for now, it’s not clear whether the South Burlington council resolution will be passed. “The state doesn’t own it,” said Rouelle about the airport. “It’s not really our place to get involved unless asked.” m


in the March 7 election. The airport is a big part of his campaign. Leas has proposed that South Burlington enact a home “replacement tax” that would require Burlington to pay a fee for every home it demolishes around the airport. Burlington, he points out, has a similar program to discourage gentrification through teardowns. Leas compares the South Burlington home buyouts to the urban renewal demolitions that erased most of Burlington’s Little Italy neighborhood in the 1960s. It’s time for South Burlington to assert itself, according to Leas. “It seems like somebody has plans for South Burlington without consulting South Burlington,” he said. “You know, we’re not a colony. We’re our own city, and we should have some say over it.” Leas is not, however, a fan of the change-in-governance resolution. That’s partly because he believes it would be easier to press Burlington to



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utland Mayor Chris Louras hopped onto a milk crate inside The Bakery on West Street to address a crowd of people who had gathered for his campaign launch. The place was full of supporters and representatives from half a dozen media outlets, who turned out on the first Monday night in February for the first “kickoff ” he’s organized since landing the top job a decade ago. Dressed in a sharp suit that hung a little loose on his lean frame, Louras delivered a 20-minute speech that noted the increasing number of businesses that had opened downtown in recent years, a drop in many categories of crime and the elimination of a $5 million budget deficit that he faced when he took office 10 years ago. But he only alluded to the issue that has divided Rutland for the past year: whether the city should become a home for 100 Syrian refugees. “This community is being judged, we’re being assessed, and we’re being defined by how we respond to what’s happening around us nationally and internationally,” Louras said to the crowd. “Like it or not, we’re being watched.” He was more explicit the next morning during an interview in his office. “I’ve been on the BBC at 2 a.m.,” he said. “You can’t be getting up and doing that and then hide from it. I’m owning it. It’s the right thing to do, as I said time and again, from a humanitarian perspective, and we need the benefits of a diverse culture and the economic benefits that refugee resettlement brings.” Last year, Louras hatched a plan to bring the refugees from war-torn Syria to Rutland, with a pledge to welcome more for years to come. He stood by the controversial decision, which many critics characterized as unilateral. Reporters from across the state and country descended on the city to document the well-meaning mayor’s arguments for diversity against nativism — a microcosm of the national debate. After months of conflict, in September Louras appeared to have scored a legacydefining victory when the U.S. State Department announced that Rutland had been approved as a resettlement site and would begin accepting refugees. Two families arrived last month. Ten days after the second group’s arrival, President Donald Trump issued his executive order seeking to bar refugees from entering the country. While the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blocked the federal action, Trump’s effort

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LOURAS ACKNOWLEDGES HE IS FACING HIS STRONGEST CHALLENGE SINCE 2007, WHEN HE WON THE FIRST OF FIVE TWO-YEAR TERMS. to turn away refugees has — at least for now — effectively halted additional resettlement in Rutland. Now Louras finds himself trying to hang on to a job he loves after having

POLITICS enraged a sizable portion of his community — and he has almost nothing to show for it. The mayor acknowledges he is facing his strongest challenge since 2007, when he won the first of five two-year terms. A Louras victory on Town Meeting Day would be seen as an affirmation of his progressive stance. His defeat, on the other hand, would add insult to injury for him and resettlement supporters. Louras, his opponents and many Rutland residents would like to believe that next month’s mayoral contest isn’t a referendum on the refugee issue. After months of divisive and sometimes hateful debate and national media attention, residents seem weary of the conflict.

“There are a lot of things happening in this city; it’s not just the refugees,” Rutland resident Dennis Duhaime said at the kickoff. Rutland remains focused on efforts to revive its downtown business district. The fight against opiate-related crime is ongoing. And Louras’ proposal to reduce the number of active firefighters per shift has ruffled the union’s feathers. “Chris Louras has been in office 10 years,” Duhaime said. “The people aren’t just focusing on one issue.” But it’s not a coincidence that Louras faces three opponents — all Republicans — who disagree with his refugee resettlement plan. Louras left the Vermont GOP last year to become an independent. Veteran alderman David Allaire, a sales manager for Interstate Batteries, is taking his third shot at unseating Louras. Allaire has become the mayor’s chief antagonist on refugee resettlement and most other issues. The men barely hide their disdain for each other. Although Allaire has always insisted he is not anti-refugee, he led the charge to investigate whether Louras broke any laws in his handling of the proposal. “We’ve had a difficult time getting any information from the mayor’s office or the refugee resettlement folks. It seems to be all cloak and dagger, behind the scenes,” he said in an interview. Allaire also asked Rutland police to inquire whether refugees would represent a public safety threat, and he called on Louras to put the refugee resettlement plan to a citywide vote. “I’m not a fan of this program by any means,” said Allaire. “I have as much sympathy and empathy for refugees as anyone. The majority of people, if presented with this issue in an open and transparent way, would have climbed aboard, and you wouldn’t have seen this divide in the city.” Rival candidate Mike Coppinger is trying to split the difference between Louras and Allaire. The longtime head of the Downtown Rutland Partnership, a marketing organization, Coppinger says he has a history of bringing groups together to better the city. He says he would be able to move Rutland beyond the Louras versus Allaire battles. “There is so much bad blood between Dave and Chris … and we all need to be able to move on, and I don’t think the city can do that with those two playing a role,” Coppinger said. “It’s been a rerun, and people are tired of it.” Coppinger, a former alderman, said he supported the idea of accepting 100 refugees but did not believe the city could


have handled any more in future years, as Louras wanted. He also criticized Louras for being secretive about the refugee plan. The fourth candidate, perennial officeseeker Kam Johnston, said he would not support a refugee plan that had been “rammed down the community’s throat.” A government transparency advocate, Johnston has based his various campaigns on pledges to make city records and government meetings more open to the public. In 2015, Johnston ran unsuccessfully for mayor, assessor and alderman — at the same time. This year, Johnston, a former computer trainer who is currently unemployed, again filed for those three positions, plus a seat on the school board. If refugee resettlement in Rutland has halted, talk of it has not.

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On February 6, the board of aldermen breezed through its agenda during a sleepy meeting. They heard a pitch to fund a new dog park, got an update on a swimming pool renovation and seemed ready to adjourn when Alderman Scott Tommola spoke up. Months earlier, the board had sent a letter to the State Department requesting information about internal procedures for selecting refugee resettlement sites. But the board had received only a token response. In a flat, matter-of-fact voice, Tommola suggested that a second letter should be sent to the feds. “To what end?” Alderman Christopher Ettori asked. “What are we hoping to achieve?”

Tommola responded: “It goes to all the questions we had before that remain unanswered.” Allaire quickly seconded Tommola’s motion. The city’s attorney said he would begin work on a letter. Although he did not attend the meeting, Louras gleefully bashed Allaire the next morning. “If he wanted to heal the community, that would have been the opportunity for him to lead and say, ‘We need to look forward and not back,’” Louras said. “That was his opportunity as a leader, and he failed. There are some … aldermen who … want to fan the flames.” Asked for a response, Allaire objected: “That is certainly not fanning the flames,” he said over the phone. “I want to bring the community together, and you do that through openness and information, and right now there is a lack of information. I believe I am leading.” Louras used to sound a diplomatic tone when answering criticisms about the secretive process by which he pursued his refugee plan. For months, he conceded that he could have handled it better, while noting that Rutland is one of the few communities in Vermont with a strong-mayor form of government, which gives him wide latitude to make decisions. But he’s apparently done with niceties. In private, Louras has long exhibited two personas. He utters a lot of “gollies” and “gee whizzes,” like a dad in a 1960s sitcom. But, in the next breath, he can unleash a stream of profanity that would impress a drill sergeant. “Write this down,” he told a Seven Days reporter last week. “Complaining about process is the last refuge of scoundrels. You can’t oppose the process and oppose the program without opposing the people whose lives are affected.” He translates: Those who do so actually have a problem with the refugees. Louras might never get a chance to prove his theory that New Americans are precisely what Rutland needs: The city’s population has fallen steadily — 100 residents a year since 2010. Area employers complain they cannot find enough qualified workers. Young professionals consistently tell surveyors that they want to live in communities with diverse populations, according to Louras. As a result of his efforts, Rutland is slightly less homogenous —  and, as Louras would argue, more humane. “The vindication happened when I met the families face-to-face,” he said of the two Syrian families who made it to Rutland before the door closed shut. “Any personal or political cost I incur is well spent. We saved some lives when others are turning their backs.” m

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First, don’t wait until the four- to sixweek mark to start looking for a minister or religious space (if that’s what “finalize details” means in the list). No, make contact ASAP; most ministers have full calendars weeks and months out. Then, ask about faith-tradition and congregational practices. Some let you rent space and bring in your own officiant; others expect the resident minister to officiate and/or have oversight. Are there policies about decorations and music? Cutting out “God talk” may not be an option. There may be expectations for premarital counseling sessions in addition to planning the service. I have been privileged to be part of some lovely weddings. I also have my share of horror stories. A little more attention to working with churches and ministers in otherwise commercially oriented articles might spare misunderstandings and conflicts.







Ah, it’s that time of year when articles appear with information and lists for couples moving from “Will you marry me?” to “I do” [“How to Get Hitched,” February 8]. The two things that make a marriage legal — license and officiant — are usually relegated to bullet points. (Dare I mention that these are also often small percentages of a wedding’s budget?) The license is usually a simple logistical matter. But finding and working with an officiant can be more complicated, especially if a couple wants to use a minister even if they otherwise have no ties to a faith community. (Reasons I’ve heard include: “It’s so pretty/historical”; “We have to keep Grandma happy.”) For them, a little advanced guidance BFP_HC_Depression_4.75w-x-3.67.pdf 1 can help.

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While perusing the ad insert from Hunger Mountain Coop contained in the January 18 issue, another insert fell onto the floor. I picked it up. I looked at it. I looked again, because surely my eyes had deceived me the first two times. A third time, and my stomach lurched; I felt physically ill. It was a glossy, deceptive insert from Right to Life. The fact that you chose to accept advertising money from an organization whose sole purpose is to attempt to intimidate and deceive is shocking. I imagine you’ll respond with the standard line about how you don’t editorialize 2/7/17 12:22 PM regarding advertisers, etc. If so, let this

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Thanks for the “Afford-Ability” article [January 11]. It brought to light that the problem with affordability in Vermont is a problem with low wages and high living costs. Gov. Phil Scott limits his focus to “onerous” taxes and low population growth, but Auditor Doug Hoffer, the Public Assets Institute, Rights & Democracy, and Sen. Tim Ashe show that starving the government is not the solution for struggling low- and moderate-income people. It reminds me of when we organized a union at the Burlington Free Press in 1990 and showed that workers were being underpaid, especially compared to what the company was making, and company managers responded: “What does what we make have to do with what we pay you?” Until Vermonters fully share in the wealth they create and are paid fair wages, we’ll always have an affordability problem. We can start with raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, as U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has proposed. We can consider Portland, Ore.’s approach to limit the difference between the highest and lowest paid workers in a company. And we can take to heart what Franklin D. Roosevelt said in support of the minimum wage: “No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country ... By living wages, I mean more than the bare subsistence level — I mean the wages of a decent

living.” Let’s start by raising the minimum wage. Gene Bergman



Thank you for your coverage of opioid addiction and its victims [“Death by Drugs,” January 25]. I moved here four years ago as a way to escape the vice grip of heroin in Connecticut, and I have been clean ever since. I love this area, and I love that its people care enough to want to attack this issue. I spent a great deal of my twenties lying to everyone, and I can say that the old adage “Honesty is the best policy” simply couldn’t be truer. It’s hard, because to be honest as an addict often means giving up those last shreds of pride and dignity you are holding tightly. But don’t allow your shame to hinder your recovery. Use your support systems and be honest with them and with yourself. I promise that you will feel a weight lift. At the end of the day, your loved ones and those working in professional capacities just want to see you get better. Think about the things you want to do in life, and do them. Don’t allow yourself to wallow in recovery. Activity and success are great deterrents of relapse, as is honesty. To those who know people who are struggling, the previous advice holds for you. Honesty — embrace it. Turning a blind eye because it’s uncomfortable solves nothing. Keep at it, be direct and let the person who is struggling know you are there for them. I hope everyone struggling right now finds their peace. David Zeidler


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Scott Administration Opposes Vermont Marijuana Legalization Bill

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Vermonters Visit Muslim Canadian Family Turned Back at Border Richmond neurologist Andy Solomon and his family had participated in marches in Washington, D.C., and Montpelier, called their elected officials, and tried to find as many ways as possible in recent weeks to protest President Donald Trump’s administration. They were contemplating what to do next when Solomon saw a report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that left him aghast. Fadwa Alaoui, a Moroccan-born Canadian citizen who is Muslim, her two children and an adult cousin were turned away at the border last week as they tried to go on a shopping trip to Burlington. Alaoui’s parents live in Chicago, and she’d visited the U.S. on several occasions previously. But American border guards inspected her cellphone, quizzed her about Trump and her faith — and then wouldn’t allow her in the country after she waited four hours to enter Highgate Springs, she told the CBC.


Solomon said he’s been moved by the ethos of neighbors helping neighbors. He figured that same fellowship should extend across the border. “Québec is just as much our neighbor,” Solomon told Seven Days. “It felt like somebody had treated a neighbor badly. It felt like somebody nearby we could do something for.” So he reached out to the CBC and eventually made contact with Alaoui and her family. Then, on Saturday, Solomon, his wife and their two children drove up to Alaoui’s home in Brossard, a Montréal suburb. The visit lasted about six hours. The families drank tea and ate Moroccan couscous; the children played together. “They felt like old friends by the end of it,” Solomon said. “It was just regular people talking. We were there to say, ‘Hi, we’re from Vermont, and we’re sorry about what happened and we wanted you to know that.’”


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Walters: Lawmakers Befuddled by Mental Health System

A routine budget hearing before the Vermont Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday was sidelined by one seemingly intractable problem: what to do about the state’s troubled, creaky, under-resourced mental health care system. Human Services Secretary Al Gobeille presented his agency’s fiscal year 2018 budget and got all the way to the seventh chart before the hearing stalled. Gobeille and the assembled senators were fully aware that designated agencies — which are nonprofit organizations that provide mental health, substance abuse and disability-related services under contract with the state of Vermont — are woefully underfunded and on the brink of collapse. Wages for designated agency staffers have been essentially stagnant for years, leading to chronic recruitment problems and a shockingly high staff turnover rate — 27.5

The committee is considering a bill that would legalize possession of up to two ounces of harvested marijuana, two mature plants and seven immature plants. The bill would not legalize sale or public use of the drug. “Two ounces of marijuana, we feel, is a significant quantity,” Hall said. “I think it’s a significant jump when you go from decriminalization to legalization.” Committee chair Maxine Grad (D-Moretown) said after the meeting that her committee would discuss whether to reduce the amount of marijuana that would be legal. Scott, meanwhile, left the door open to the possibility of legalization in comments the next day. His spokeswoman, Rebecca Kelley, said Friday that the governor is willing to review any legalization bill the legislature sends him. “Questions to be answered include a sufficient ability to measure impairment for highway safety, and better understanding impacts on public health,” she said.


percent annually for the past three Al Gobeille consecutive years, according to a white paper from Vermont Care Partners, a network of the state’s designated agencies. “The system is in crisis,” said committee chair Jane Kitchel (D-Caledonia). She then pondered whether Vermont truly has a “system” at all, or just disconnected pieces of one. “We aren’t in a position to evaluate the system and make recommendations,” she continued. That’s a remarkable statement coming from a 12-year senator who previously served as Human Services secretary. If someone with her credentials can’t evaluate the system, and isn’t even sure a system exists, there’s real trouble.





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Gov. Phil Scott’s administration came out Thursday firmly against a marijuana legalization bill that has sparked interest in the House. “We oppose this bill,” Vermont State Police Major Glenn Hall told the House Judiciary Committee. “We,” as it turns out, extended beyond the state police to the governor and his administration. “We speak with one voice,” said Public Safety Commissioner Tom Anderson. “That’s what the governor stands for also.” Hall’s comments represented a shift from Scott’s own. The newly elected Republican governor has not embraced legalization, but he hadn’t explicitly come out against it, either. Hall was more explicit. He told the House Judiciary Committee that the legalization proposal, based on a law in Washington, D.C., “raises serious public safety concerns” and is largely “unenforceable.”




IN MEMORIAM Gary Feingold

1966-2017, BURLINGTON Paul Martin LaBrusciano (Paulie Roots) passed away on February 5, 2017, in Burlington, Vt. Paul was born on April 21, 1966, in Manhattan, N.Y. He attended Harwood Union High School and the Community School in Montpelier, Vt., from which he graduated as salutatorian in 1984. Paul loved music and was seen by many as being at the vanguard of the U.S. influx of reggae in the late 1970s. During the ‘80s, he was a radio DJ on WRUV and WGDR, a club DJ at the Border (now Club Metronome) in Burlington,


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and worked for many years at Pure Pop selling records. He also played keyboards in several bands, including Lamb’s Bread and Pounding System — who played at the legendary Vermont Reggae Festival at North Beach in Burlington and shared the stage with many reggae greats such as Third World, Israel Vibrations and Aswad. During this time, he introduced many Burlington residents to the sounds of dancehall reggae, and his influence can still be felt today in a Vermont reggae culture that has endured for many decades. In the ‘90s, his love of music brought him to New York where he worked at Eight Ball Records in Manhattan and later cofounded Music Ambassador, an importer and distributor of reggae music on 7-inch 45 records from Jamaica. Paul and Music Ambassador went on

to enjoy more than 10 years of servicing reggae labels and retail stores from around the globe. He was a discerning culinary artist who readily offered his unfiltered opinion on Vermont local cuisine, and he was truly loved in his role as manager at the Essex High School cafeteria. Even when he lived in New York, he often drove to New Haven for the better pizza. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing with his family and friends and spending family time in his backyard jungle of canna lilies and angel’s trumpets. Paul also had a great love for baseball; his passion for the sport developed during his childhood in Waitsfield as a member of the Little League All-Star team. Later he was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, and, finally, he was a passionate coach and referee for the local Burlington leagues. He is survived by his wife, Domye LaBrusciano of Burlington; his sons, Nico and Lorenzo of Burlington; his stepsons, Owen and Nathan Arre of Burlington; his parents, Ron LaBrusciano of Marlboro and Barbara Elsbeth of Waitsfield; and his siblings: brother Christopher LaBrusciano of Calais, sister Anne LaBrusciano of Marshfield and brother Peter LaBrusciano of Brooklyn, N.Y. A memorial will be held in summer.


February 18, 2017, marks the 69th birthday of a truly extraordinary human being named Gary Feingold. Gary lives on in the hearts and minds of every person lucky enough to know him.  A classic renaissance man, Gary possesses many talents and a brilliant intellect. He is a photographer, a film aficionado, a patron of the arts and a lover of Shakespeare. He is a philosopher and scholar who was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from Cardozo School of Law in New York City, then admitted and sworn in as an attorney and counselor at law of the Honorable Supreme Court of the State of Vermont. With an IQ of 160, Gary is also a member of Mensa and a very fierce competitor at Trivial Pursuit.  Gary is an adventurer and world traveler. Born in Munich, Germany, he spent his formative years in Switzerland and France. He traveled extensively throughout Europe and Africa and took his family on many Caribbean vacations to scuba dive, jet ski and parasail, among other fun excursions. But of all the countries Gary has been to, he loves the United States of America most of all. Some

of Gary’s fondest memories are of traveling to great American national parks. He whitewater-rafted down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. He also journeyed across the country on his Victory Cross Roads Classic motorcycle, traveling through Yellowstone National Park and earning the Iron Butt award by riding a grueling 1,009 miles in just 24 hours. A true patriot, Gary loves America, values freedom, and deeply respects and appreciates those who serve and those who, throughout history, have fought for our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As a businessman and entrepreneur, Gary is very successful. For nearly 30 years, he co-owned Howell Lanes, a thriving bowling alley in New Jersey. During his 23 years living happily in Vermont, Gary owned and invested in several prosperous local businesses, as well as orchestrated multiple lucrative real estate ventures. As a result of his business savvy and success, Gary is and always has been an outstanding provider for his family. As a father and a husband, he has no equal. His wife and his daughter are both able to live comfortably and in security because

of his unwavering love, generosity and hard work. Gary’s loving kindness extends not only to his family and friends but also to total strangers. One of his favorite things to do is walk the dog down Church Street and strike up conversations with the locals. Because he’s so full of life and quick with a joke, everyone he meets immediately falls in love with him. Some of the most valuable friendships Gary has made in Vermont are with his beloved poker buddies. Gary is a very skilled card player, and, because of his warm and likable nature, he has managed to make very close friends at the poker table even while taking everyone’s money. Gary is also a longtime member of the Burlington Bridge Club, and he is certified as a Life Master by the American Contract Bridge League for his outstanding achievement in bridge competition.  Healthy competition, including watching and participating in sports, has always been one of Gary’s favorite pastimes. A cheesehead forever, Gary is an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, as well as an official stockholder. He has also been a loyal fan of the Lakers and the Dodgers for more than 50 years. Throughout his life he personally enjoyed tennis, racquetball, skiing and target shooting. An excellent golfer, Gary achieved the extremely rare and highly coveted Double Eagle. He also proudly traveled all around Vermont to watch his daughter compete in high school sports year-round, hardly ever missing a game, match or race.  The world is a better place because of Gary Feingold’s existence. We are forever grateful for his integrity, his guidance, his ideas, his contributions and his endless capacity for loving.  Happy birthday, Dad. You are my inspiration.

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SEVEN DAYS: Since I am a novelist and not a journalist, I can say that I have been a huge fan of yours for a long time, and your fiction has had a great influence on my own work. I still remember when I was an undergraduate bashfully taking my steps toward becoming a writer, one of my professors pressing a copy of Rock Springs into my hands after a class and saying to me, “Read this. This is as close to perfection as stories can come.” And he was right. Now, after decades of producing some of the most important fiction in America, you are publishing a memoir. Why this book now? And why the memoir form? RICHARD FORD: As you know, “why” is always a difficult question when it comes to accounting for the origins of some piece of writing. [Umberto] Eco, in his Paris Review interview, said that “those things we cannot theorize about, we must narrate.” So, regarding “why” a memoir, there was never a thought of any other form. I didn’t choose against using the material as a story or a novel. Of course I did choose, but it wasn’t a choice of not doing something, but of doing something. I wrote a lecture last autumn in which I tried to account for this question. Naturally, retrospect makes everything clearer (and probably corrupts the truth as much as revealing it). In the lecture, I wrote that my parents were such “small” people that it seemed to me their actuality could only be represented by the facts. As if they stretched plausibility as resourceful subject. And as though the machinery of a novel, and the effort required to establish that initial plausibility, were just too ponderous and given to misrepresentations. I do kinda believe that (though it may also not be at all true). The form these two memoirs take — their dictions, their arcs, their details, their intellectual destinations — all these do seem to me commensurate with who my sweet parents were. Put differently, fiction inevitably entails some kind of irony or other. I didn’t want irony. I wanted level-sighted sincerity. Because ultimately I also wrote two memoirs of my parents because I loved them and missed them — miss them to this moment. SD: You are probably most renowned for creating one of the great indelible characters in modern

American fiction in Frank Bascombe. Many writers I know — myself included — can barely look at our past work once it is finished and we are done doing public readings from it. Did you know when you finished The Sportswriter that you would return again and again to Frank? RF: I did not know that. The Sportswriter was the third novel I’d written — after two books nobody’d much bothered to read. When I wrote it, I was concentrating hard on that book and that book only — because my agent had advised me that if The Sportswriter wasn’t a success with readers, I was “toast.” Her word. Very attention-grabbing. Up to and even beyond then, I was a writer who wrote “one book, then one book, then one book.” A grander scheme than that had never occurred to me and seemed more ambitious than I was. I only, in a way, “backed” into writing a connected book — which became Independence Day. Again, I wanted to write a single novel, this one about a man who takes his teenage son to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Only, when I began collecting notes for this novel, all my notes were in Frank Bascombe’s voice. And even though I warred with myself, trying to squelch such an impulse, which seemed potentially disastrous to me and overreaching, I finally realized that knowing in advance how a book would sound, who would tell it, where its locales and concerns were, and — importantly — knowing where a cohort of readers might be found, I just decided I was looking a gift horse in the mouth, and only nitwits did that.

[with] other forms. For me, who, after all, is doing the actual writing, characters don’t determine anything. I determine everything. Characters, as do all the other formal aspects of what I write — they all do what I tell them to.

SD: One of the things that sets you apart from other major writers of our time is that you are hard to pigeonhole. I suppose [John] Updike might be a comparison, in that you are both adept in the short form and the small moments, and in the big, sweeping themes that some of your larger novels capture. You’re also equally at home on the vast plains of Montana and in the confined suburbs of New Jersey. I’m curious about your decision tree when you sit down to write. Do you start with form — this is going to be a short story or a novel — and then move to place? Or do characters determine the rest? RF: I’ve always kept a notebook, and generally it’s from these — now many — notebooks that pretty much everything I write originates. I just trust that if I go looking for something to write, I’ll find it there. However, the decision to choose a form — a novel or a novella or a short story — seems unrelated to subject matter or topic or theme or raw material. I simply choose the form for which I feel I have adequate strength. Richard Ford A novel always starts as a novel (because I’ve judged myself capable). Likewise


SD: I am writing you from Washington, D.C., where 15,000 writers are attending the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference. The mood is a little surreal, and the running joke is that we should enjoy this one since, six months from now, this might be an illegal gathering. Do you have thoughts on the role of fiction writers in the age of Trump? Or are our jobs the same as they’ve always been? RF: To let “the age of Trump” — which, who knows, could be blessedly brief and even end abruptly — offer any more than the same kind of raw material that public life always provides … is to concede far too much of one’s sovereignty. Some people will write about Trump; others will scarcely even register him. His advent does not change the basic artistic freedom that Henry James referred to when he wrote that the terrible whole of art is free selection. We choose what we write. Donald Trump matters to what I write about as much as Donald Duck. Thomas Christopher Greene is the founding president of Vermont College of Fine Arts and the author of five novels, most recently If I Forget You. 

Between Them: Remembering My Parents by Richard Ford, Ecco, 192 pages. $25.99. Ford will read from his memoir and participate in a question-andanswer session with Thomas Christopher Greene on Friday, February 24, 7:30 p.m., at the Silver Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, University of Vermont, in Burlington. $35 advance; $40 at the door; benefit for the Burlington Book Festival.






ver since the publication of his novel The Sportswriter in 1986, Richard Ford has been widely recognized as one of America’s leading writers. That reputation was cemented forever when Independence Day became, in 1995, the first novel to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. He is the author of more than 13 books, including his debut memoir, Between Them: Remembering My Parents, coming in May. On Friday, February 24, at an event that will be a fundraiser for the BURLINGTON BOOK FESTIVAL, Ford will make his first Vermont appearance and read from the new book, after which I will interview him onstage. We caught up recently by email in a preview of that conversation.

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Woodstock’s Newest Cultural Event Celebrates Playwrights of Color





of the Little Rock Nine, it tells the story of Lily Polkadot, who works to form friendships despite her distinctive “polkadot skin” and other challenges. Adding a touch of celebrity, Emmy and Tony Award winner Lillias White will present her one-woman show The Lillias White Effect. In addition to performance, JAGFest leverages a culture of learning in Woodstock to present two lectures. The first Jacob and Kristin Albee speaker is Andrew . 802-540-0401 Shade, editor and 41 Maple Street, Burlington, VT founder of Broadway Hours BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Black, an online forum dedicated to “highlighting the achieve8V-JacobAlbee021214.indd 1 2/11/14 ments and successes of African-American theatre artists.” Green speaks highly of Shade’s tenacity and adds a humble brag: “I called [him] to ask about JAGFest. I was leT’s noT sTop now! almost speechless, because he said, ‘I’m absolutely interested. And sorry I missed Choir Boy.’” The fest’s second lecturer, Taylor Reynolds, is a producing artistic leader of New Yorkbased Movement Theatre Company, which develops and produces new work by ther animals such as bald GRE E N artists of color. eagles and bats are still at risk. JAG Productions By donating to the Nongame asks audiences to “move Wildlife Fund you protect throughout the world with more love, Vermont’s endangered wildlife greater kindness, and greater compasfor future generations to enjoy. sion for one another,” according to its Every $1 you give means an extra online mission statement. JAGFest $2 helping Vermont’s wildlife. expands on that purpose by inviting Vermonters to engage with an increasLook for the loon on line 29d of ingly diverse artistic world. m your Vermont income tax form and Nongame Wildlife Fund INFO please JAGFest, staged readings and talks presented donate. .00 by JAG Productions, Friday through Monday, 29d.


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ext weekend, Woodstockbased theater company JAG PRODUCTIONS will premiere JAGFest, a fourday new-play festival with a focus on playwrights of color. Two staged readings, a children’s musical, a onewoman show, a panel discussion with local actors, and two lectures are all free and open to the public. This is the second endeavor for the burgeoning company, which staged its debut performance (Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy) last fall and will present August Wilson’s Clockwise from top left: Lillias White, Harrison David Rivers, Fences at the end of Lydia Diamond, cast of Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical April. Why sandwich a new-play festival into and inviting guest artists to Woodstock. the inaugural season? Founder and Once JAG Productions had selected the artistic director JARVIS GREEN tells Seven plays, the playwrights chose their direcDays by phone from his home in White tors, who in turn cast the shows. Green River Junction, “We don’t want to keep serves as producer, juggling actors’ playing the same stuff over and over.” He schedules, coming up takes that one step further: “If a theater with contingency plans isn’t doing new works, then the theater and connecting the is dead.” dots among community Green is the mastermind behind JAGFest, but producing it is a com- organizations. Although the munity effort. The VERMONT LEARNING LAB JAGFest plays all have and PENTANGLE ARTS “are doing a lot of the legwork to get student audiences to racial themes, Green the festival,” he says. Sponsors ARTISTREE insists, “The focus is empowering the playCOMMUNITY ARTS CENTER, BOOKSTOCK JARV I S wright.” In that spirit, he LITERARY FESTIVAL, the Jackson House Inn and the Norman Williams Public has assembled nationLibrary are donating space, resources ally acclaimed writers and actors who share his dedication to and nods of approval to the event. Even with that support, Green ac- diversity in the performing arts. The first staged reading will be of knowledges that mounting the festival is a gamble. “Professional theater is Sweet, by Harrison David Rivers, a dostill a new thing for a lot of community mestic drama set in rural Kansas that organizers,” he says. “New work and focuses on the relationship between two staged readings — these folks have never sisters. Smart People, by Lydia Diamond, heard of it before. I didn’t necessarily centers on four “hyper-intelligent draft a new idea, but it’s new to our Cambridge residents” who find themselves dancing around the touchy topic community.” The actor and administrator has put of race before Obama’s 2008 election. JAGFest makes its first foray into chilhis own spin on the festival by devoting it to artists of color, drawing on his dren’s theater with Polkadots: The Cool relationships in the black theater scene Kids Musical. Based on the experiences

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EACH JOINT EFFORT HAS TAUGHT ME, INCREASINGLY, ABOUT THE COMMONALITY AMONG THE ARTS. This exhibition is generously supported by Donna and Marvin Schwartz, Sandra Berbeco and David Coen, and the Metz family.

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or the past five years, the VERMONT CONTEMPORARY same name, which was performed MUSIC ENSEMBLE has staged a Poetry & Music in February 2014 at the VERMONT series that prompts composers to respond to COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS in Montpelier. works by area poets. This weekend, VCME For the current concert, Hallman presents a fresh twist on that theme of collaboration wrote parts for viola, violin, pic— poems inspired by music. Not to mention a musical colo, clarinet and bass clarinet; work based on a poem based on a cartoon. Klimowski will pull double duty Each of the ensemble’s concerts in Montpelier and on the last two. Burlington will have two parts. First, former Vermont The Seagull and the Star is only poet laureate SYDNEY LEA will read original works that 25 minutes long, hence the addirespond to musical selections by VCME director and tional programming that reverses clarinetist STEVEN KLIMOWSKI. Next, the ensemble will the pattern of VCME’s Poetry & premiere The Seagull and the Star, Music concerts a collaboration of Lea, former (another will Vermont cartoonist laureate JAMES be presented KOCHALKA and Philadelphia-based this spring). For composer Joseph Hallman. this, Klimowski Lea, who lives in Newbury, has says, he chose joined forces with Kochalka before. the music The poet and the Burlington-based “based on what cartoonist cocreated the aptly titled the musicians S Y DN E Y L E A comic “Double Laureate Team-Up,” could readily which was published by the CENTER play.” He pulled FOR CARTOON STUDIES and the VERMONT three pieces by ARTS COUNCIL in 2013. Bach, French composer Charles The Seagull and the Star project started with a word- Koechlin and avant-garde saxoless comic drawn by Kochalka. He’s known for more phonist Eric Dolphy out of VCME’s lighthearted material, but this piece has a contemplative repertoire and handed them over bent. It tells the story of a seagull that flies to retrieve a to Lea. star, and a conniving cat that attaches a candle to its head The poet says he listened to the From The Seagull and the Star to attract moths. The gull and the cat seek the unattain- music over and over again, waiting able by harebrained and pragmatic means, respectively. for inspiration to strike. Dolphy’s James’ case, has everything to do with poetry, poetry The results aren’t quite what they anticipated. piece — improvisations on Billie Holiday’s “God Bless with music, music with dance, and infinitely on.” m From this material, Lea created a poem that follows the Child” — reminded him of a poem he had already Kochalka’s general story line but adds depth to the written, “Easy Wonder,” which he sent to Klimowski. Contact: images. It plays on the human tendency to place value His responses to the other two pieces are new poems. INFO in fable and asks us not to judge the actions of either Even with previous collaborations under his belt, animal, just to consider their results. Lea says the experience of working with other artists Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble presents The Seagull and the Star, Friday, February 17, 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Lea has collaborated with Hallman previously, as still feels new to him. “Each joint effort has taught me, Church of Montpelier; and Saturday, February 18, 7:30 p.m., at well. The composer drew inspiration from a poem increasingly, about the commonality among the arts,” the Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts of Lea’s called “Suite in Mudtime” for his work of the Lea reflects. “Cartooning, if as deftly done as it is in Center, in Burlington. $5-25.

Local Artists Mount Trumpuboo Rex for ‘Not My President’s Day’ B Y RA C HEL ELI ZA B ETH JONES




Steinzor, who makes his living as a civil rights and welfare attorney, has spent the last couple of decades adapting Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Last November, he released Among the Lost (In Dante’s Wake), a contemporary interpretation of Purgatorio, the second book in Dante’s narrative poem. In Schein and Steinzor’s Trumpuboo, any resemblance to actual persons is, of course, inspired by America’s current theater of politics. Joining Trumpuboo, played primarily by MERLIN GIL, are such principals as Invankapieceofassuboo, the Ponce of Pence (Boss of Wombs), Barakakapotus, Bad Vlad, Hilarova Qualified, Jeff Secession, Stevevil and Kkkelly Ann. Accompanying the players will be the Turd Chorus, a whoopee cushion-bearing ensemble that alternates between representing the Wall of Pundits, a Debraining Machine, and “various mobs, armies and popular fascist and democratic movements,” explained Schein.



INFO Trumpuboo Rex: King Turd Revisited, adapted by David Schein and Seth Steinzor, Monday, February 20, 7:30 p.m., at FlynnSpace in Burlington. Tickets free at the door.




popped up across the U.S. from Seattle, Wash., to Lubbock, Texas. Schein and Steinzor are well prepared to join the ranks of Ubu updaters. Schein is a writer, performer and director who cofounded the Berkeley-based Blake Street Hawkeyes troupe in the 1970s. His many endeavors include collaborating with Chicano performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña in the 1980s and, more recently, performing the gender-bending solo piece “Out Comes Butch” at Burlington’s OFF CENTER FOR THE DRAMATIC ARTS.


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“We’re taking incredible liberty,” he added, noting that Jarry “had rules” about other uses of Ubu Roi. “I don’t think he wanted it to have any kind of literal context,” Schein said, “and [we’re] completely violating that, in a way.” The final script is still a moving target. “[Seth and I] didn’t want to finish it too fast, because everything is happening right now,” said Schein. “I hope it’s not out of date by next week.” Once completed, Schein offered, “If people want to publish or steal it, that’s fine.” However it turns out, the performance promises to be willful, spirited and irreverent. Publicity materials emphasize that “Though childish, it is not suitable for children.” Except, of course, grown ones. 


uestion: What do a 19thcentury physics teacher, a French playwright and President Donald Trump have in common? Answer: All three figure in Trumpuboo Rex: King Turd Revisited, a one-night staged reading on Monday, February 20, at the FLYNNSPACE in Burlington. The adaptation by Burlington-based theater artist DAVID SCHEIN and South Burlington writer SETH STEINZOR updates Alfred Jarry’s absurdist play Ubu Roi, with Trump as King Ubu. The French playwright’s Ubu Roi opened, and closed, on December 10, 1896, at the Théâtre de l’Oeuvre in Paris. The outrageous, obscenity-laced romp centered on disgusting buffoon King Ubu and railed against theatrical tradition and structures of power in general. Many consider the work a precursor to a slew of modern art-isms: dadaism, surrealism, futurism. The titular character was allegedly modeled after a physics teacher whom Jarry — 23 at the time — found particularly unsavory. “Theater should always cause a lot of trouble,” Schein told Seven Days by phone. His and Steinzor’s Ubu (which Schein is directing) is part of Bad Hombres and Nasty Women’s Not My President’s Day — billed on its website as “coming to a safe and special theater near you.” The global “festival,” initiated by performance artist Holly Hughes, amounts to “from a theatrical insurChina to rection of acting Tierra del and art-ing out Fuego, against the Trump you know presidency. (In about Vermont, Marlboro Illustration of Donald Trump as King Ubu by Iida Lanki Ubu Ubu.” College will host And a different related Jarry’s event: “Two-Spirit play apResistance” with pears to have become a useful tool in indigenous performer Muriel Miguel.) Ubu Roi is “really important as a piece the anti-Trump theater artist’s toolbox. of rebellious art,” Schein said. “If you’re During election season last fall, a handa theater person in the world,” he noted, ful of Trump-infused Ubu adaptations

How Trump’s immigration crackdown could decimate Vermont’s dairy industry








According to Dan Baker, a University of Vermont associate professor who studies the state’s migrant labor force, the rumors have put dairy farmers and workers on edge. “People are stressed and concerned,” he said. “Everybody’s developing contingency plans.” State Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts is among them. “There’s an anxiety and fear that something may happen,” he said. On a conference call Tebbetts’ agency held Tuesday for the state’s dairy farmers, Leahy agriculture policy adviser Tom Berry said that Trump’s executive order would “seem to make probably most of the undocumented workers on Vermont farms … targets for enforcement action.” “But,” Berry added, “exactly how [ICE] is going to follow up on that, we’re just watching the news like everybody else to see what’s going on in other states and what might be coming our way.”

After reporting for shift change and greeting his boss, one of the laborers took his place in the pit of the milk parlor and got to work — disinfecting udders and attaching milking machines. He would repeat that process, five bovines at a time, from 3 p.m. until 3 a.m. the next day, with just an hourlong break late at night. Asked his impressions of the new president, the Mexican hand, who also declined to provide his name, bemoaned Trump’s “plan to remove the workers.” “How are we going to work?” he asked in Spanish. “More than anything, we the undocumented are concerned how we’re going to continue to work.” The farmer, standing nearby in a hooded Carhartt sweatshirt, said he was equally concerned about how he would keep his cows milked if he lost his Mexican workers, who comprise nearly half of his winter workforce. He estimated he could keep the farm operating “a week, two weeks max” with the rest of his employees working overtime. CALEB KENNA/THE GOLDEN CAGE PROJECT/VERMONT FOLKLIFE CENTER


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“It’s not a situation I would ever look forward to, not just because of the business, but personally what these guys lay out on the line every day. The struggles they go through — to harass them needlessly,” he said. “If they’re breaking the law, get ’em outta here. We don’t need ’em any more than American criminals. But for the most part, they just want to earn some money and send it home.” The farmer is holding out hope that Trump won’t follow through with his pledge to deport millions of undocumented workers. “He’s a businessman, and I know he employs some Hispanic people,” he said. “So I feel like he’s saying a lot, but until he goes and does something to ruin what’s going on, I think it’s more talk than anything else.” The farmer said he had counted on that assumption when he voted for Trump last November. “To me, every politician makes promises to get elected — and a lot of those promises aren’t followed through,” he said.


The uncertain climate has prompted workers to hunker down on the farm and avoid even trips to the grocery store, according to representatives of the Vermont advocacy group Migrant Justice. Farmers and industry leaders, meanwhile, are bracing for a potential labor shortage and the possibility that Trump’s trade policies could threaten the dairy export market. State officials — led by Republican Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic Attorney General T.J. Donovan — have been pushing back on the legal front, writing legislation that would shield Vermont officials from being deputized by the feds as immigration enforcement officers. “Vermont will not be complacent, nor will Vermont be complicit in this federal overreach,” Donovan said last Thursday during a press conference with Scott in the governor’s Statehouse ceremonial office. That same day in Addison County, farmer and farmhand alike tried to ignore the legal clatter and focus on milking hundreds of cows every eight hours.


wo young men in blue jeans and gray sweatshirts swung through the barn door and into the whirring works of a milking parlor last Thursday afternoon. Their boss, a Vermont native and lifelong dairy farmer, greeted them in halting Spanish. “Buenas tardes!” he shouted over the sounds of sucking, clanking and mooing. “Mucho frío,” responded one of the men, shivering from the 10-degree temperature outside. Like many of his peers in Vermont’s dairy industry, the Addison County farmer has employed Mexican laborers for a decade and a half. They milk and care for his herd and perform the unglamorous work of keeping the farm clean, often working 12 hours a day, six days a week. “We’ve come to really rely on them,” he said, praising his Spanish-speaking workers’ “consistency, performance, great attitude and work ethic.” But the farmer, who requested anonymity to discuss his legally dubious employment practices, may not be able to rely on migrant labor much longer. Last week, federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers conducted a five-day sweep centered on Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, San Antonio and New York City, arresting more than 680 undocumented immigrants. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly called it a “routine” law enforcement exercise — targeting known criminals — and officials said it was planned before President Barack Obama left office. But migrant advocates in Vermont and throughout the country fear the raids amounted to the opening salvo in President Donald Trump’s assault on undocumented workers — an offensive that could devastate the state’s dairy industry. During his campaign for the presidency last year, Trump initially pledged to deport all 11 million people estimated to be living illegally in the U.S., though he later said he would focus on the 2 to 3 million he claimed were a threat to public safety. Days after taking office last month, Trump signed an executive order calling for the hiring of 10,000 additional immigration officers, expanding their authority to detain immigrants without criminal records and punishing cities and states that defy his orders. Writing early Sunday on Twitter, the president took credit for last week’s enforcement action. “The crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise,” he wrote. “Gang members, drug dealers & others are being removed!” As word of a nationwide dragnet spread, rumors abounded in the state’s agricultural community that ICE agents had raided a farm in northern Vermont last Wednesday. According to several sources, a single worker with a criminal record had been detained days earlier, but state and congressional officials said no onfarm raids had taken place. “The delegation’s staff looked into this and were told that there had been no increased or unusual detentions in Vermont in recent weeks,” spokespeople for Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) told Seven Days in a joint statement. Neither ICE nor the Department of Homeland Security responded to requests for comment.






Just 1.8 percent of Vermont’s population identifies as Hispanic or Latino, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures, one of the lowest rates in the country. But over the past 15 years, Latin American immigrants — primarily from southern Mexico — have come to play an essential role in Vermont’s dairy industry. “It is very hard work, sometimes at very odd hours or extended hours,” said Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, a Hinesburg vegetable and pig farmer. “Most Americans don’t want to do that work anymore.” Mexican immigrants started moving north to the Green Mountains in the early 2000s, according to Erin Shea, who directs UVM Extension’s Vermont Migrant Education Program. Because this sector of the economy operates largely under the radar, it’s difficult to measure its size — and estimates vary wildly. But according to a recent census Shea conducted, 177 of the state’s 838 dairy farms employ some 660 Latin American immigrants. While most are young, single men, close to 10 percent have children in the U.S., she said. In a separate, less comprehensive study, Baker found that 150 of the 170 Latino dairy workers he surveyed hailed from Mexico, most from the southern states of Chiapas, Tabasco and Veracruz. Nineteen came from neighboring Guatemala. Another 500 migrant workers, including many Jamaican apple pickers, make use of the seasonal H-2A visa to work legally on Vermont’s orchards, poultry farms and slaughterhouses. But there are no guestworker programs for year-round operations, such as dairies. So most Mexican workers, who spend years at a time on Vermont’s dairy farms, are likely doing so illegally. Like many agricultural economies, Vermont’s operates largely on a “don’t ask, don’t tell” basis. Migrant workers typically fill out paperwork affirming their legal status and present documentation, such as a Social Security card, to their employer. But farmers are not required to ascertain the validity of the identification, nor to submit it to the federal government. So long as they pay state and federal taxes, they retain plausible deniability in the event the ID was fake or stolen. “They all seem to have the right paperwork when they get here,” the Addison County farmer said of his Mexican workers. “I don’t feel like it’s my job as an employer to verify that these papers are real.” The farmer says he pays his employees the minimum wage — now $10 an hour — and provides free housing, utilities and a weekly trip to the grocery store. Other workers find themselves in tougher conditions. Pablo, a 25-year-old Tabasco native who declined to provide his last name, earned just $7.25 an hour when he first started working on an Addison County farm in 2014. His boss provided housing but no hot water. “After finishing my shift, I would have to come back and start heating up water on the stove so I could take a bath,” he said through an interpreter at Migrant Justice’s Burlington headquarters. These days, Pablo is making $10.50 an hour on a Franklin County farm and sending “a little more than half” of his pay back home to support his parents. But because he now works so close to the Canadian border,

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The president’s words have rattled dairy owners, too. “The first time that Trump made those comments that Mexican people are a bunch of criminals and rapists, I cried,” said a second Addison County dairy farmer, who also requested anonymity. “I couldn’t believe someone could stand up in America in his position and make that kind of a statement and get away with it.” The farmer, who has employed Mexican workers for a decade, has come to the opposite conclusion as Trump. “The people I know are wonderful people,” she said. “They care about their jobs. We trust them with our animals, for God’s sake. This is everything for us. This is our livelihood.” It’s also critical to Vermont’s agricultural economy. Though kale may get more attention these days, cow’s milk still accounts for $504 million of the state’s $776 million commodities market, according to the U.S.


have begun making emergency plans about assigning custody to somebody else if they were to be arrested and deported.” Dave Chappelle, a labor management consultant who works closely with Vermont dairy farmers, says that migrant workers have worried about Trump since “day one” of his presidential campaign, when the New York businessman accused Mexican immigrants of “bringing drugs … bringing crime [and being] rapists.” “That came out on Spanish language TV, and I had migrant workers asking me about it the day he said it. They were like, ‘Who’s this guy?’” Chappelle recalled. “The message that he’s sending is that this community is not welcome here.” According to Balcazar, that sort of discrimination is hardly novel. “It’s something that we as a community have always had to confront — the fact that we’re treated as criminals, persecuted, insulted — just because people don’t understand the causes of migration,” he said. “But it became a more difficult moment than before, because now those sentiments had found their spokesperson.” In recent years, migrant activists have won hardfought victories in Vermont, including enactment of a statewide, bias-free policing policy and the creation of


Six years ago, Enrique Balcazar left home in Tabasco to milk cows in Vermont. He was just 17 years old. Balcazar says he hoped to make enough money to go back to school and to help support a younger brother. He also hoped to reunite with his father, who had spent the previous eight years in the U.S. — much of that on New York and Vermont dairy farms. The work, Balacazar found, was “grueling” and “isolating” — and the pay insufficient. “I felt really sad and wondered if it was the right decision to come here,” he said through an interpreter. Now 23 years old, Balcazar works as an organizer and spokesman for Migrant Justice. In that role, he keeps in close touch with Mexican farmworkers around Vermont. He said his community is plagued by “uncertainty about what is happening.” “There are a lot of families who have stopped going about their day-to-day business because of the fear that they feel — have stopped going to the grocery store or stopped going to school,” he said. “Families

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noncitizen driver’s licenses. Those initiatives reduced the likelihood that an undocumented worker would be pulled over and arrested simply for leaving the farm to buy groceries. But even those changes didn’t keep ICE agents from pulling over Vergennes farmworker Miguel Alcudia last September as he drove to a nearby bank with a valid driver’s license. The 21-year-old Migrant Justice activist spent three weeks in detention for overstaying his visa. A public outcry helped win his release. “Being locked up like that completely changed my life,” he said through an interpreter. “But what got me through it was the hope that the community I belong to here would rally behind me.” Alcudia might not have been so lucky under the Trump administration. Last month’s executive order permits ICE agents to detain and deport anyone who has “committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense” — a description that applies to anyone whose papers aren’t in order. “For me, the real concern is that the bar has really been lowered,” said state Rep. Peter Conlon (D-Cornwall), who used to work for Mallory at AgriPlacement. “But in the end, it takes more money from Congress to make this happen. And unless that money is there, enforcement can only go so far.” Nevertheless, Chappelle argued, “The damage to the migrant community has already been done.” Some smaller farms, he said, have turned to fully automated robotic milkers. And some workers have returned home, hoping to avoid deportation so they might return legally under a future guest-worker program. Migrant Justice organizer Brendan O’Neill, meanwhile, worries that the hostile climate toward undocumented workers will push them into exploitative working situations “with fewer rights and protections.” “Trump creating more fears and a bigger crackdown drives people into conditions they wouldn’t accept under other circumstances,” he said. “We’ve worked really hard to, little by little, come out of the shadows,” Balcazar said. “Now we have a situation where the current administration wants to have us living back in the shadows.”




where federal agents have enhanced jurisdiction, Pablo is afraid to leave the premises more than once a month. His boss pays a woman to buy groceries for him and his fellow workers. “It feels more dangerous there,” he said of the Franklin County farm. “The immigration officers just look at you and see the color of your skin. That’s enough for them to get you.” Industry officials say it’s no mystery why Vermont farmers rely upon Mexican immigrants. “There is a shortage of ready, willing and able agricultural workers. It’s a crisis,” said Agri-Placement Services CEO F. Brandon Mallory. “There is not a demographic in the United States that is willing to do the work. It’s hard, cold and dirty.” Mallory’s company, based in Rochester, N.Y., specializes in finding workers for dairy farms in 16 states. He counts close to 25 Vermont farms as clients. According to Mallory, the biggest threat to the dairies he serves is not an increase in enforcement officers or on-farm raids. Rather, he said, it’s a large-scale audit of employee documentation, which would force out those without proper papers. The feds could also require farmers to use the now-voluntary E-Verify system, which enables employers to check the validity of their workers’ identification. “That’s a lot easier to do and a lot more cost-effective,” Mallory said. “It’s a silent raid.” Like many members of his industry, Mallory hopes the federal government will one day create a visa program to accommodate dairy farms. Nearly four years ago, the U.S. Senate passed a provision long advocated by Leahy allowing guest workers to stay in the country for three years at a time. The senator’s spokesman, David Carle, explained the rationale: “The cows aren’t just giving milk three months of the year.” But the comprehensive immigration reform bill died in the House and appears to stand little chance of revival during the America-first Trump administration. Mallory thinks that’s a problem. “We either will import our workers or we will import our food,” he said. “It’s one or the other.”

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Department of Agriculture. Including value-added products, such as cheese and ice cream, dairy brings in $1.3 billion in sales and spurs $2.2 billion in economic activity, according to the state Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. It’s not just Trump’s immigration policies that might hurt Vermont’s dairy industry. The president has also proposed protective tariffs that could spark a trade war. “If we were to lose our export markets, it would have a huge, immediate impact on the food industry,” the second farmer said. “Period.” According to the U.S. Dairy Export Council, a quarter of the nation’s $5 billion in annual dairy exports go to Mexico. The Trump administration has floated a 20 percent levy on Mexican imports to pay for the wall he hopes to erect between the two nations — a move that could prompt countermeasures. “There’s a lot at stake,” said Agri-Mark Family Dairy Farms cooperative spokesman Doug DiMento. “We all want to protect U.S. jobs. We all want to protect our borders. But at the same time, export markets are difficult to find. We want to protect those markets.” Roughly one-third of Vermont’s dairy farmers belong to Agri-Mark, which owns the Cabot brand. The co-op employs 120 people at a Middlebury plant and 250 in the town of Cabot. “For us, one of the most important things is to protect farmers who may have workers who aren’t properly documented, “ DiMento said. The second farmer says she’s trying not to despair over the possibility that she could lose her loyal, dependable workforce. “I’m going to remain optimistic,” she said. “Dairy farmers — we have an optimistic outlook, anyway. We’re always hoping for better weather. We’re always looking for a better price.” But the daughter of Canadian immigrants can’t shake the feeling that there’s something fundamentally unfair about targeting the very people sustaining Vermont’s agricultural economy. “They’re not taking away jobs. They’re filling a void,” she said. “They’re here for the same reasons our parents were. They’re here to provide a better life for themselves and their families.”


Two weeks ago, the Agency of Agriculture convened a meeting of dairy industry leaders at the Vermont Farm Show in Essex. The goal? To prepare for an uncertain future. “If there was to be a [federal enforcement] action, we need to have a contingency plan, because the cows need to be milked at a minimum of twice a day, seven days a week,” said Tebbetts, the state agriculture secretary. “We would need to work with a farmer to make sure that would get done.” Tebbetts cautions that any plan B remains in its early stages, but he imagines volunteer work crews, such as those that appeared in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, to milk cows on a short-term basis. In the longer term, he hopes to work with the Vermont Department of Corrections to train inmates to milk. Tebbetts’ agency is also exploring whether dairy farmers could



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that the president won’t follow through with his pledge to deport millions of undocumented workers. use the H-2A visa program, though its 10-month limit would pose challenges for their year-round operations. “If there was a statewide crackdown, we’d have to deal with it head-on, because there’s a tremendous amount of money at stake, and the health of the cows is at stake, as well,” said Tebbetts, who grew up on a Cabot dairy farm and still lives on the property. Meanwhile, the state legislature has begun to debate a bill drafted by Scott, Donovan, and the Civil Rights and Criminal Justice Cabinet they have convened. The legislation, introduced last Thursday by a tripartisan group of lawmakers, prohibits state and local officials from collecting and disclosing to the federal government “personally identifying information,” including race, religion, national origin and immigration status. It also bars any Vermont authority, other than the governor, from entering into immigration enforcement agreements with the feds. That second provision is aimed at Trump’s January 25 executive order, which directs the secretary of homeland security to strike accords with state and local officials to empower agencies under their control “to perform the functions of an immigration officer.” Those functions include “the investigation, apprehension or detention of aliens in the United States.”

“If we make it so only federal agents are the ones carrying this out, that would slow the pace of removal of workers off farms,” explained Zuckerman, the lieutenant governor. “That alone would give us more time to make adjustments as needed.” Public Safety Commissioner Tom Anderson, who oversees the Vermont State Police, says state law enforcement officers remain committed to nondiscrimination policies — despite the federal crackdown. “We’re not going to do anything different with respect to what we’re doing and our fair and impartial policing policies,” he said. “That hasn’t changed. That isn’t going to change.” Vermont farmers and workers have allies in the state’s congressional delegation, too. Leahy, Sanders and Welch “are paying close attention and are greatly concerned” about Trump’s executive order, their spokespeople said in their joint statement. “In particular, foreign workers on Vermont dairy farms seem to be in an especially precarious position, and there is a lot of uncertainty on all sides about what happens next,” they said. “That is unacceptable.” Politicians aren’t the only ones preparing for the unknown. Leslie Holman, a Burlington attorney and past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, has been recruiting her peers to represent potential detainees. She has also been advising undocumented workers to designate a contact person who can coordinate legal assistance — and to keep that person’s phone number handy. “Farmers should certainly be talking to their workers to make sure that they have this information with them, so there’s someone they can go to,” she said. Balcazar, the Migrant Justice spokesman and former farmworker, says his community feels lucky to have “a lot of allies” in Vermont. “The state needs to stay strong in this political moment and stand up for itself,” he said. Alcudia, the recently detained worker, echoed the sentiment. “You can’t live under fear,” he said. m Contact:


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online for storage and review — namely via a Bluetooth link with your phone. Fitbit and most other popular wearables broadcast a single, unique Bluetooth address; whenever they’re not actually connected to a mobile device, the report warns, this allows for “longterm tracking of their location.” (The Apple Watch, which emits multiple randomized addresses, evidently does better on this front.) A Bluetooth signal can’t travel far — only about 10 meters — but a set of monitors arrayed strategically in a mall could trail you from store to store, whether for overzealous inventory-control purposes or to build a profile of your shopping habits for which marketers would pay well. Increasingly, law enforcement is also curious about what your Fitbit might have to say. The U.S. Supreme Court says police need a warrant to

trainer have sought to introduce Fitbit data to demonstrate their client’s allegedly reduced level of activity following a car accident. It may seem surprising how quickly insurers and courts are coming to accept tracker data as fact, given what seem to be real limits on the systems’ reliability. Independent studies have found that devices have difficulty consistently measuring heart rates accurately; the FDA announced last summer that it wouldn’t regulate them. And tracker apps are hardly impervious to hacking. About a year ago, e-intruders busted into some Fitbit accounts and tinkered with user names and passwords, apparently hoping to use customer warranties to get replacement devices and sell them. The Open Effect study reports that some other fitness trackers are even more vulnerable, allowing hackers to delete or modify activity data, and you could do the same if you’ve got know-how and lack scruples. Modified heart-rate stats might convince an insurance company you’re a fitter specimen than your doctor might think you are. And a tweaked itinerary? A solid alibi for the cops.


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nosy boss snooping on your off-the-clock peccadilloes may be the least of your worries. Fitness trackers can upload a nearly complete record of where you’ve been and what you’ve been doing during your every waking moment — and then how soundly you slept at night, too. As police and judges recognize the evidentiary value of such data, it’s possible that every step you take can and will be used against you in a court of law. And most of these devices — Fitbit’s the best known, but its competitors are legion — lack some basic security precautions. Even if you’re one of those upstanding nothing-tohide types, you might not want someone creeping in and tracking your movements, or worse. Fitbit privacy has been a gradual process for maker and wearers alike. At first, the device’s default settings made your online user profile public. Soon enough, those who hadn’t

search your cellphone, so fitness trackers would probably be similarly protected; Fitbit’s privacy policy allows that your data may be disclosed “if we’re required to by law.” But where other tech companies including Google and Facebook regularly issue transparency reports, providing stats like how often the authorities have requested user info and how often the company has complied, Fitbit has yet to adopt such a policy. And reported on or not, fitness tracker data is finding its way into legal proceedings. In 2015, a woman in Pennsylvania who told police she’d been raped was charged with making a false crime report after the cops found that tracking information from her Fitbit contradicted her story. A cyclists’ tracking app showed that Christopher Bucchere was over the speed limit when he rode his bike through a San Francisco crosswalk in 2012 and killed a 71-year-old pedestrian; he pleaded guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter. On the bright side, you might be able to use fitness stats on your own behalf as well: In a recent Canadian personal-injury case, lawyers for a former personal

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ccording to Middlebury College student Mohammed Babeker, “In Sudan, we idealize the democracy of the U.S., the freedom of speech in America.” But for several days recently, the Sudanese national said, he found himself afraid to share his thoughts publicly. The reason: On January 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that closed the U.S. to refugees and nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries, including Babeker’s. With one stroke of the pen, tens of thousands of lives were disrupted. They included those of refugees seeking a new beginning in the U.S. and academics returning from visiting their families abroad. The State Department estimated that as many as 60,000 visas were revoked; the Justice Department put the number at 100,000. On February 3, U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle, Wash., blocked Trump’s temporary order and lifted the ban nationwide. Refugee resettlement agencies rushed to rebook flights for families and individuals cleared to be resettled in the U.S., including some bound for the Green Mountain State. Although the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld Robart’s ruling on February 9, uncertainty and anxiety persist. Former refugees and current Vermont residents Abshiro Ali and Ni Doh Htoo, whose spouses remain in refugee camps, are desperate to get them to the U.S. For his part, Babeker said he won’t leave the country to visit his family, even if the ban is lifted. He doesn’t want to take any chances. Amid these stories of separation, one refugee family recently found a happy ending: Seven Days watched as Santa Rai’s family welcomed his sister and her children at Burlington International Airport last Saturday. These Vermonters shared their stories with Seven Days.

Uncertain Wait Abshiro Ali, 23, calls her 7-month-old daughter, Yasmin, the spitting image of her husband, Ali Ali. He gave Yasmin her name. But the child and her father have never met, and Abshiro fears they never will. Two months after the Somali couple married at Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya,

they had to part ways. In October 2015, six weeks pregnant, Abshiro joined her family as they left to resettle in Vermont. It was too good an opportunity to lose, but because her family had applied for resettlement prior to the marriage, Ali couldn’t accompany his wife. The pair promised to call each other every day. Newly arrived in Vermont, Abshiro filed a petition for Ali to join her through a family reunification program. After Yasmin’s birth, occupancy restrictions at



her family’s apartment forced Abshiro to move into a COTS family shelter. Now, however, she has her own place, which she has been preparing for Ali’s arrival. All she needs is a bed. For now, Abshiro sleeps on a twin mattress on the floor. She’s looking for a job and learning to drive. Ali, 24, was scheduled to meet with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials in Nairobi in early March. Abshiro hoped they would be reunited in Vermont by June. After the executive order, however, Ali’s meeting was canceled, and it’s Mohammed Babeker unclear whether his appointment will be rescheduled. Abshiro said her husband recounts his sleepless nights to her. “Yasmin needs to see her father,” she said. “I miss my husband ... [It’s] sad to be a single mum.” Like Abshiro, Ni Doh Htoo is waiting for his spouse to join him in Vermont. The 27-year-old Burmese man resettled in the U.S. in 2013. He returned to his refugee camp in Thailand last year to get married, and he wants to visit his wife, Paw, in April. But he’s anxious about her application and fearful that he’ll be denied reentry into the U.S., where he has a green card but is not yet a citizen.

“This new president will decide not to take immigrants anymore ... I worry,” said Ni Doh Htoo through an interpreter. Like many of his fellow Burmese, Ni Doh Htoo is concerned that he may not be able to contact an immigration lawyer if he’s detained at the airport. He’s only taken English lessons for a year and still faces a formidable language barrier. “I want to go [for more lessons],” he said, “but if I don’t work, how am I going to live?” Ni Doh Htoo’s jobs at the Farmhouse Tap & Grill and Tiny Thai Restaurant keep him busy, making it difficult for him to place calls and inquire about his wife’s application during business hours. That causes him stress, he said, while his wife faces a crushing lack of opportunities in the refugee camp. “No job. She wants to go to English class [in the U.S.],” Ni Doh Htoo explained. He calls her every week. To critics of the resettlement program, Ni Doh Htoo had this to say: “Don’t look down on refugees, because we’re humans, too. And we should be treated like everyone else. We all work hard.”

Staying in School Sudanese student Mohammed Babeker’s country is one of seven whose nationals the executive order prevented from entering the U.S. Since the ban’s initial imposition, he said, the massive outpouring of support from its opponents has given him hope and made him feel more optimistic. “The rejection of this order by a big number of people made me really happy,” said Babeker. Now 20, Babeker left his family home in Khartoum four years ago to attend boarding school in India. He graduated with an international baccalaureate diploma. He’s currently a sophomore at Middlebury, where he plans to double-major in economics and computer science. Even before the travel ban was inked, Babeker read a draft of the executive order, which became available on the internet after it was leaked to several news organizations. “I was very concerned and tried to reach out to as many legal people as I know, including the [International Student and Scholars Services],” he said. His parents have assured him they aren’t concerned about the travel ban. But Babeker thinks they’re “hiding their worry,” he said. And for now, they’ve postponed plans to visit him in Vermont. It



would have been their first time in the U.S, he said. Even if the executive order is permanently repealed, Babeker said, he’ll stay in the U.S. until he completes his education. “I’m too skeptical … I don’t want to risk it,” he said. “My future is here.”

Safe Landing When Santa Rai left his refugee camp in Nepal in 2008, he was the first member of his Bhutanese family to be resettled in the U.S. “There was no one to welcome me [at the airport] when I first came,” he recalled. Fast-forward to 2017. Last Saturday, Santa, 42, and his younger brother, Laxman, 34, came to Burlington International Airport to welcome their youngest sister, Ganga Maya Rai, and her two children. The brothers carried a big bag stuffed with jackets, gloves and hats. “I am thinking that they may feel very cold because they have never been in cold, snowing places,” Santa explained. The bag also contained several pieces of khata, ceremonial scarves intended to bring the recipients good luck, which the family had bought from local Nepali markets. Ganga Maya and her 9-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter had been scheduled to arrive on February 7, but their travel plans were canceled after Trump’s executive order was signed. When the travel ban was suspended, they were rebooked on new flights. Santa’s elderly parents waited at his house in Winooski for the reunion with Ganga Maya, whom they hadn’t seen in five

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years. They were “so excited,” Santa said. But arguably the most excited was Laxman. Ganga Maya is his twin — younger by just two minutes. “I’m very excited. I’m very, very, very happy,” Laxman said at the airport, beaming. After he arrived in the U.S. in 2012, Laxman encouraged his sister to leave the refugee camp, too. Like Ganga Maya, Laxman has two children. One of them, 18-year-old Abinash, is a senior at Burlington High School and plans to attend Castleton University in the fall. Laxman wants his niece and nephew to have the same opportunities. “Come here; you can make a future. Come, come, come,” he remembered telling Ganga Maya. The brothers are realistic about what awaits their sister in Vermont. She will have to learn English and find a job to support her family. “I think she will have to struggle,” Santa said. “But after struggling, she will have a better life.” At close to 11 a.m., the brothers spotted other Bhutanese Vermonters who, like them, were welcoming arriving family members. Anil Karki of Burlington noted wryly that his mother had had a headache the night before, until his aunt’s imminent arrival cured her. He admitted that the travel ban had made him pessimistic about seeing his relatives again. Near the brothers stood a Bhutanese neighbor of theirs, Sagar Rai. Although

they’ve known one another for just a year, Santa described their relationship as “very close.” “Last year, I was in the same spot,” explained Sagar when asked why he decided to join the welcoming party. “It feels nice, when we come here as a refugee, and then people welcome us.” Just after 11, a large group of incoming passengers approached the baggage carousel. They might have passed for ordinary passengers if they hadn’t carried white plastic bags bearing the logo of the International Organization for Migration. Staffers from the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program accompanied the group. Phub Lama from VRRP led an elderly woman to a chair to rest while she waited for her luggage. Santa asked a passenger about his sister and received an affirmative answer. Finally Ganga Maya arrived and greeted her twin with a smile. Laxman tied a white khata around her neck. He did the same for his nephew, Binod Sharma, and niece, Puja Sharma. All three seemed overwhelmed and exhausted. Asked how she felt about arriving in Burlington, Ganga Maya said simply, “Happy.” Her children stayed close to her side. Before leaving the airport, Santa fitted a gray woolen hat on his niece’s head, then replaced it with a bright blue one. She appeared delighted with her uncle’s choice, as did Binod, who got the gray hat. Then, just as they had landed in Vermont with little fanfare, the Bhutanese arrivals were whisked off quietly to start their lives anew. m

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n 1981, Kathleen Saville and her husband, Curt, rowed across the North Atlantic Ocean from Morocco to Antigua in a 25-foot boat of their own making. Between 1984 and 1985, they rowed the South Pacific from Peru to Australia in the same vessel. Saville earned two Guinness world records as the first woman to make these crossings in a rowboat. The first trip happened at her suggestion, inspired by a summer of rowing in the North Maine Woods. The young couple had hit a fork in the road of life: They could settle into jobs and mortgages or take the less-traveled route, à la Robert Frost. Just before the Savilles set out from Casablanca, someone in the crowd gathered at the dock asked Curt why they wanted to make the perilous journey. “Because, through exploration, people and nations can learn to live and work together in peace,” he responded. In Saville’s new memoir, Rowing for My Life: Two Oceans, Two Lives,

One Journey, the Rhode Island-born part-time Vermonter recounts her extraordinary relationship with extreme adventure, as well as with her remarkable husband. Curt died in 2001 after a trekking mishap in the Egyptian desert. Saville, 61, has been on the faculty of the American University in Cairo since 1997 as a senior instructor in rhetoric and composition. She also serves as director of the school’s Writing Center. The couple’s son, Christopher, who was conceived somewhere in the Pacific, was born in Morgan, Vt., in 1986. These days, he manages his parents’ property in the nearby town of Holland. Saville spends summers with him while on break from school. She wrote some of her memoir at their home and some at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson during a two-month residency. Writing Rowing for My Life, Saville explains in her preface, was “part of the healing process over Curt’s death.” And

it helped her “better appreciate the relationship that made us so successful as partners, how we evolved as individuals, and how those rows jump-started my life and contributed to making me the person I am today.” Saville’s story offers a wild ride through gale-force winds and bioluminescent waters, relentless waves and recurring nausea, flying fish and lurking sharks. Rowing for My Life is both harrowing and heartwarming. Seven Days caught up with the author via email and Skype. SEVEN DAYS: Tell us about your connection to the Green Mountain State. KATHLEEN SAVILLE: I first came to Vermont in 1977 when I was dating Curt. Curt’s family [from North Carolina] had summered in Morgan in the Northeast Kingdom going back to the late 1940s, I believe. We later moved there the summer after the

1981 Atlantic row. In 1986, we built a tiny house in nearby Holland after the Pacific row. I come back every summer when I have sabbatical leave. I always miss the beauty and peace of the NEK when I’m in the big city of Cairo. SD: Your South Pacific row, a total of 10,000 miles, is made even more extraordinary by the fact that you were pregnant for the second half of it. What was it like being on the wild seas during that time? KS: I wasn’t really sure until we were rowing between American Samoa and the Vanuatu islands in the western South Pacific, because my body began to feel different on the boat … One of the discomforts was that I couldn’t keep down my seasickness pills, which I normally took for a couple of weeks after we left port. And, of course, I found myself having to go out on deck all the time to pee, which was tricky in stormy weather or late at night. SD: Despite being in life-threatening conditions, you and Curt managed to speak kindly and respectfully to each other throughout your journeys, as well as give each other “space” to be alone on the 25-foot Excalibur. A lot of marriages would have exploded. Why did it work for you two? KS: A lot of people have commented on that aspect of the rows, too. I could never understand it at the time, because we were best friends and had an ease of relationship that I took for granted. You pointed out the most important aspect of getting along, and that was giving each other space. That was very important to each of us, not only on the boat but on land, as well. It was instinctive for each of us to gravitate towards a space of our own. On the boat, Curt liked to be in the bow cabin when he wasn’t rowing, and I liked being on deck so I could watch the waves, which I did for hours on end. SD: Curt navigated your ocean crossings using the sun, stars and a sextant. Your only contact with the outside world was through brief ham-radio exchanges, some of which were in Morse code. Talk

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at night. The adjacent swamp, close to the Canadian border, has been a route for generations of bootleggers. After the police raid Press’ property and discover that someone has indeed been storing drugs in one of his sheds, Press wonders which of the people he’s trusted has taken advantage of his blindness for illicit purposes. Yet this is neither a crime thriller nor a divorce saga. In tone and manner, In the Country of the Blind is picaresque. Hoagland seems less concerned with the progression of events than with the human relationships that Press experiences as he finds his way into sightlessness. The postmistress reads him his mail, and a bank teller helps with paperwork. He wonders if he should move to a nursing home; he wonders if he should get a gun, but decides no. He feels well cared for. Press is curious about everyone, and humans and animals are drawn to him: Press looked forward to his wobbly bike rides — though the landscape had become impressionistic, eliding realistic detail — and being nuzzled by Sheila, their setter bitch, who unlike other hounds wasn’t chained, and Dorothy’s main flock of chickens clucking around the porch, a pet goat butting him deliberately, gently, and the two talkative pigs being raised for pork. While publicity materials and a recent essay by Hoagland in the New York Times indicate that the author himself is again

going blind, what’s unexpected and affecting in the novel is how little self-pity or anxiety his protagonist evinces. Hardly able to see at all, Press is reliant on those who happen by, whose intentions he has to gauge by sounds. Yet Press is genial, taking solace in listening to birdcalls and his radio, exerting his curiosity by asking people questions about their lives, and slowly strolling in the woods or unsteadily riding his bike, trusting in goodwill. Press’ camaraderie with several women has a carnal insouciance that’s unsettling at times, with a tinge of male fantasizing. On the topic of aging libido, Hoagland is reprising another theme from an earlier work: the title essay of his 2011 collection Sex and the River Styx. Yet his approach there was coarser, rougher and more cynical than the bawdy encounters in the new novel — which, while perplexing to Press, end up coming across as less lascivious than affable. Although the book is set in the hippie era, with allusions to Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War, LSD and Dorothy Day, the story never feels like a period piece. While the Northeast Kingdom has changed drastically since the early 1970s, the people and place conjured here — in what the jacket summary calls Hoagland’s “capstone novel” — are rendered convincing and immediate, intensely timely, in a great writer’s celebratory prose. 

INFO In the Country of the Blind by Edward Hoagland, Arcade Publishing, 204 pages. $22.99.


The “plot” of the novel is really more of an extended situation. Press cycles through a series of collisions that are more disconcerting than severe. He takes a poignant trip back to Connecticut to see his ex-wife and their children but finds he misses his North Country friends. There’s a little suspense caused by unidentifiable noises he hears

Dodging the bullet of loneliness this way and that, Press listened to the regulars morning and evening on the radio, including French DJs emanating from Quebec, conversed at normal voice with himself, his absentt children and friends, and listened to the aviary of songs and sounds outside: owls, finches, loons, and wrens; a buddy having mailed him a bird tape. To lose one of your senses was a test of character. Could you grow a new limb? He felt undressed sometimes, semi-blind, as if he’d left off his shirt or pants. Though he didn’t understand French, he tuned in a certain female classical music host every day for her comforting, wifely but seductive voice. A smart parishioner at the Clarks’ Solid Rock Gospel Church loaned him a sizable sundial to read on good days instead of deciphering his clock. His ears, nose, and sense of touch felt alert to duties enhanced. Feeling the windchill, he gazed into the sky for a forecast, triangulating by the wind. He could hear rain and smell humidity.


“Five dollars an hour.” He heard her walk inside, open cupboards and drawers, tromp upstairs, then fill the sink. “Shall I plunge ahead? We’re both straight shooters.”



a stockbroker, and he’s been ejected from a marriage and banished from his schoolage children’s daily lives in Connecticut. He has taken up residence in what had been a summer getaway, a ramshackle yet familiar cabin in northern Vermont, where neighbors look after him. Only in his mid-forties, Press is adrift, childlike and seriously dependent. If he’s frugal, he can live off what he’s cached in a local bank, but he needs help constantly. Luckily, on one side of his property live the Swinnertons — Karl is the retired fire chief and a skilled hunter and trapper; Dorothy writes columns for the local paper — and on the other side are Avis and Darryl Clark, evangelicals who take Press along to the Solid Rock Gospel Church. Day after day, Press shakily rides his bicycle to one family’s house or the other for lunch, which they amiably serve him. Not far from Press’ house is the Ten Mile Farm commune, home of a single mother named Carol whom Press befriends, hoping for romance. Via Carol, he gets to know other communards and makes himself useful in various ways, some of these rather surprising. Hoagland offers delightfully quirky depictions of these characters and other citizens of the little town. We meet Benny the junkyard guy, Rog and Rupert the auctioneers, Al the cattle trucker, and Melba, a former horse trader who’s moved back from out west and decides that Press needs a housekeeper, so she hires herself.


s one of America’s most revered essayists, Edward Hoagland has crisscrossed the globe in pursuit of stories. In one essay from the 1990s, he described the elation he felt getting on an airplane with only a credit card, knowing he’d be able to pay for the trip by selling a piece to a magazine upon his return. Since 1969, Hoagland has owned a home in Barton, which he has used as a foothold while adventuring hither and yon and teaching at a number of institutions, including Bennington College. Along the way, he has published two dozen books: literary natural histories, travel narratives, novels and memoirs. His latest is a compressed, sensuous work of fiction set not in some faraway locale but close by, in the Northeast Kingdom, in the early 1970s. Readers who love Hoagland’s writing know its qualities: a headlong pace, startling and precise scrutiny of creature life, and sentences layered in syntactical chutes and eddies. He has written gorgeously about particular mountains and rivers, about wolves and mountain lions, ravens and turtles and cows, but also about men and women, circuses, and cities — and the best chronicle ever of Bread and Puppet Theater (“Gods, Masks, and Horses,” included in Heart’s Desire: The Best of Edward Hoagland: Essays From Twenty Years). The title of his new novel reprises that of a chapter in Hoagland’s 2001 memoir Compass Points: How I Lived. “In the Country of the Blind” gave a fearsome account of his spate of blindness in the late 1980s. The author was rescued by risky surgery, which left him “transcendently gleeful,” he wrote, able to resume not only teaching and traveling but simply walking, the most basic of pleasures. Prescott (or “Press”), the protagonist of his new novel In the Country of the Blind, is also suffering from blindness, a condition that is probably not transitory or curable. A doctor says his eyes are “like Swiss cheese,” and he sees only “through the holes.” This has ended Press’ career as





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The exhibit itself is a far cry from historic quilts and duck decoys, but it offers an enticing slice of another history, one in which viewers of nearly any age can find themselves. “Backstage Pass” is exactly the kind of show that the Shelburne needs to entice new patrons. The stunning body of images from an anonymous collector primarily spans the 1950s through the mid-’90s — though the ’60s and ’70s dominate. It includes photographs of towering artists of jazz, folk, soul, reggae, hip-hop and pop, but it mostly encompasses, as the title says, rock and roll. Specifically, American and British rock — along with token Canadians Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. Museum director Tom Denenberg, casual in jeans and a butterfly-patterned shirt, seemed as electrified as his subject matter when he gave a gallery “talk” — he had to shout above the music seeping through the walls. Music brings people together, he noted, in a subtle nod to the current divisive political climate. Though clearly aware that this was not the setting for a history lecture, Denenberg briefly traced the origin story of the genre depicted in the photographs. “Roughly speaking, rock and roll is an appropriation of black music,” he said, referring to what was once called “race music.” In 1949 — early in the postwar baby boom — music journalist and producer Jerry Wexler introduced the alternative term “rhythm and blues.” As Denenberg writes in the show’s catalog, this renaming “did more to engender racial harmony (and intergenerational discord) than will ever be measured.” And the world would soon meet Elvis Presley. Denenberg mounted this same exhibition nine years ago at his previous institution, the Portland Museum of Art in Maine. But for the Shelburne, he told the crowd on Saturday night, “We put it on steroids — it’s much larger.” Indeed, a lot of celebrity is packed into these galleries, and we postmoderns are experienced star watchers. Denenberg pointed out that, while the show includes some obviously posed photos, many of its images are outtakes — “musicians in repose,” as he put it.

That makes for many informal and intimate moments, such as Debbie Harry and longtime romantic partner and bandmate Chris Stein stealing a sweet kiss (1976), James Brown quietly playing a grand piano (1984), and Courtney Love applying eye makeup in a bathroom mirror (1995). Whether posed or not, the photos also speak to an era of documentary photography — in fact, to the whole modern phenomenon of crafting an image, in every sense of the word. Some of the photographers themselves, or at least their names, earned star status, too. At least one of these photos may not have been meant for public consumption: a heartbreaking image of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain sitting on the floor and crying. Denenberg, who calls the photo “harrowing” — the singer would later commit suicide — admitted he almost didn’t include it. In images like this, “Backstage Pass” alludes to the darker side of rock and roll. Viewers of a certain age will know that many of these musicians passed on ingloriously, including those in the “Forever 27 Club”: Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and, yes, Cobain. A pensive snapshot of Buddy Holly sitting in a tour bus was one of the last pictures taken of him before his fatal plane crash in 1959. Some viewers may find particular poignancy in the early images of musical giants who left us last year, including David Bowie and Prince. Overall, though, this is a joyful showcase for youth culture (which, ironically, endures in the grandfatherly Rolling Stones). Because, after all, rock and roll can never die. By uniting generations in the appreciation of that energy, perhaps a photography show really can provide “a platform for coming together,” as Denenberg suggested. That sense of connection, he added, gesturing to the gallery walls, “is what this is all about.” m


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n a call with Seven Days in late November 2015, Switchback Brewing cofounder and president Bill Cherry reflected on the success of his flagship amber ale. He had formulated the beer and supervised its production since its 2002 debut, tweaking the recipe along the way. Even so, Cherry refused to take full credit for it. “That’s not my beer,” he said. “That’s a beer we’ve all created together.” Cherry went on to describe the company’s collaborative management style, through which, he said, he hoped to “create an environment of ingenuity.” Doing so, he argued, would foster a fun and positive workplace and result in the best possible beer. Then, in a somewhat cryptic aside, he added, “I’m going to disappear sometime.” But he hoped to develop an exit plan that would keep the company’s homespun spirit alive. That is exactly what he has done. At an all-staff meeting on February 6, Cherry and brewery cofounder and business partner Jeff Neiblum announced that they’d sold the company — to its workers —  under an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). “It’s really just a one-company 401(k) — a retirement plan,” the brewer explained in a phone call later. “People get shares, but they’re held in a trust. [When] they leave the company or retire, they get cashed out.” Current employees will receive shares commensurate with the number of years worked at Switchback. Going forward, employees new and old will vest on an annual basis. Cherry didn’t disclose the terms of the “sale” but said that as long as the company continues to perform well, “I’ll do really well for myself,” while employees are also in for a generous sum when they retire.

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work if you already own a bottling line. We know we’re losing out on a certain amount of business — beach and hiking people, camping people. But otherwise, I question how much it matters. Still, cans could be in our future. But we’ll do it our way. Just like we waited 10 years to go from draft only to [offering 22-ounce] bottles — it’s going to have to be a really fancy canning line that I feel confident in. I can taste bad canning instantly. But if you’re a new brewery, and there’s a mobile canning line that comes around, and you don’t have to invest anything — that’s a brilliant thing. SD: How have the sixpacks worked out so far? BC: The [market] environment’s getting tougher for growth, but we grew more than 25 percent in volume last year,  driven by those six-packs. We’d get comments from the big supermarkets that our six-pack was trending as their No. 1 [beer], and we weren’t even in every store. So, it was a good launch. SD: How has the business changed since you started? BC: The craft beer business is becoming more of a business than it used to be. There’s so much competition. I started with nothing more than a tap handle and a beer. I’m not sure you can do that anymore. SD: Any sage advice for new brewers coming up? BC: This is going to sound really hokey, but: Stay inspired. I can spot a beer or a brewer from a mile a way that’s making something they don’t fully [stand] behind. So brew your passion, and that’ll come through. If you really like it, other people out there are going to like it, too.  Contact:

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(Project Manager, Scott Gustin) Plans may be viewed in the Planning and Zoning Office, (City Hall, 149 Church Street, Burlington), between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Participation in the DRB proceeding is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal. Please note that ANYTHING submitted to the Planning and Zoning office is considered public and cannot be kept confidential. This may not be the final order in which items will be heard. Please view final Agenda, at pz/drb/agendas or the office notice board, one week before the hearing for the order in which items will be heard.

BURLINGTON DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD WEDNESDAY MARCH 8, 2017, 5:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Burlington Development Review Board will hold a meeting on Wednesday March 8, 2017 at 5:00pm in Contois Auditorium, City Hall. 1. 17-0751HO; 1437 NORTH AVENUE (RL, Ward 4N) Khuyen Tran Home occupation for a Hair Salon. (Project Manager, Ryan Morrison) 2. 17-0744CA; 109-111 SHELBURNE STREET (RL, Ward 5S) Champlain Housing Trust Change of use to convert existing motel into 8 apartments.

SCHOOL BOND WARNING NOTICE 2017 ANNUAL CITY MEETING The legal voters of the City of Burlington, Vermont are hereby warned and notified to come and vote at the Annual City Meeting on Tuesday, the 7th day of March, 2017 for the purpose of, in part, voting on the following question: “Shall Burlington’s voters authorize the City Council to issue general obligation bonds or notes in an amount not to exceed $19 million for the purpose of accomplishing capital improvements at each of the school district’s buildings in

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STATE OF VERMONT CALEDONIA UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 231-9-12 CACV BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC v. GEORGIA GREENWOOD, GARTH GREENWOOD, THE TOWN OF ST. JOHNSBURY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYINTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, CAPITAL ONE BANK AND OCCUPANTS OF: 176 Spring Street, St. Johnsbury, VT MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 et seq. In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered June 7, 2016 in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Georgia Greenwood, Garth Greenwood and Michael Kennedy to Citifinancial, Inc., dated January 31, 2008 and recorded in Book 329 Page 695 of the land records of the Town of St. Johnsbury, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder by virtue of the following assignments of mortgage: (1) Assignment of Mortgage from CFNA Receivables (MD), Inc. f/k/a Citifinancial, Inc. to Citifinancial Servicing LLC dated December 16, 2013 and recorded in Book 379 Page 159 and (2) Assignment of Mortgage from Citifinancial Servicing LLC to Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC dated January 21, 2014 and recorded in Book

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SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale.

[CONTINUED] instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description. Terms of sale: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described. TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid in cash, certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid in cash, certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within thirty (30) days after the date of sale.


BURLINGTON, VT 05402-0511 SUPERIOR COURT Chittenden Unit In re Estate of Junghans Irion Late of Essex, Vermont PROBATE DIVISION Docket No: 85-1-17 Cnpr NOTICE TO CREDITORS To The Creditors Of: Junghans Irion late of Essex, 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 date of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to us at the address listed below with a copy sent to the Court. The claim will be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period. Dated: 2/7/17 Signed Peter Irion, Executor Address: c/o Little & Cicchetti, P.C. P.O. Box 907, Burlington, VT 05402-0907 Telephone: 802-8626511 Email: ben.luna@lclawvt. com






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Name of Publication: Seven Days Publication Date: 2/15/2017 Address of Court: Chittenden Probate Court 175 Main Street PO Box 511 Burlington, VT 054020511 STATE OF VERMONT LAMOILLE UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 176-8-14 LECV WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. v. MARY MOREY AND THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT OCCUPANTS OF: 1236 STAGECOACH ROAD, MORRISTOWN, VT MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 et seq. In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered June 21, 2016 in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Mary Morey to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., dated May 10, 2007 and

recorded in Book 143 Page 149 of the land records of the Town of Morristown, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 1236 Stagecoach Road, Morristown, Vermont on March 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Richard Morey (now deceased) and Mary Morey, husband and wife, as tenants by the entirety, by Warranty Deed of Capitol Credit Corporation, a Vermont Corporation, dated December 16, 1987 and recorded in Book 86, Page 830 of the Town of Morristown Land Records and further described therein as follows: Being a plot of land together with house and shed thereon, situated on so-called Morristown Corners on the highway leading from Morristown Four Corners to so-called Cadys Falls and being all and the same lands



Open 24/7/365. Post & browse ads at your convenience. and premises conveyed to Richard Morey (now deceased) and Mary Morey, husband and wife, as tenants by the entirety, by William Patno and Lucene E. Patno, husband and wife, dated September 25, 1965 and recorded in Book 60, Page 29 of the Town of Morristown Land Records. Parcel ID # 07148. Reference is hereby had to Warranty Deed of Richard Morey (now deceased) and Mary Morey, husband and wife, as tenants by the entirety to Capitol Credit Corporation, A Vermont Corporation, dated March 30, 1973 and recorded in Book 66, Page 236 of the Town of Morristown Land Records and further described therein as follows: Reference is hereby had to all the above mentioned deeds and the records thereof and to all former deeds and their records for a more particular description of the premises. Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in

further aid of this description. Terms of sale: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described. TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within thirty (30) days after the date of sale. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale. DATED : 2/3/2017 By: /s/ Bozena Wysocki Bozena Wysocki, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC

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SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS 1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. A copy of the Plaintiff’s Complaint against you is on file and may be obtained at the office of the clerk of this court, Lamoille Unit, Civil Division, Vermont Superior Court, 154 Main Street, Hyde Park, Vermont. Do not throw this paper away. It is an official paper that affects your rights. 2. PLAINTIFF’S CLAIM. Plaintiff’s claim is a Complaint in Foreclosure which alleges that you have breached the terms of a Promissory Note and Mortgage Deed dated January 13, 2016. Plaintiff’s action may effect your interest in the property described in the Land Records of the Town of Johnson at Volume 143, Page 48. The Complaint also seeks relief on the Promissory Note executed by you. A copy of the Complaint is on file and may be obtained at the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for the County of Lamoille, State of Vermont. 3. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 41 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give or mail the Plaintiff a written response called an Answer within 41 days after the date on which this Summons was Using the enclosed

first published, which is February 15, 2017. You must send a copy of your answer to the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff’s attorney, LORAINE L. HITE, Esq. of Bendett and McHugh, PC, located at 270 Farmington Avenue, Ste. 151, Farmington, CT 06032. You must also give or mail your Answer to the Court located at 154 Main Street, Hyde Park, VT 05655. 4. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiff’s Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer. 5. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT GIVE YOUR WRITTEN ANSWER TO THE COURT. If you do not Answer within 41 days after the date on which this Summons was first published and file it with the Court, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiff everything asked for in the complaint. 6. YOU MUST MAKE ANY CLAIMS math operations as


AGAINST THE PLAINTIFF IN YOUR REPLY. Your Answer must state any related legal claims you have against the Plaintiff. Your claims against the Plaintiff are called Counterclaims. If you do not make your Counterclaims in writing in your answer you may not be able to bring them up at all. Even if you have insurance and the insurance company will defend you, you must still file any Counterclaims you may have. 7. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you should ask the court clerk for information about places where you can get free legal help. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still give the court a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case. ORDER The Affidavit duly filed in this action shows that service cannot be made with due diligence by any of the method provided in Rules 4(d)-(f),(k), or (l) of the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure. Accordingly, it is ORDERED that service of the Summons set forth above shall be made upon the defendant a Brigham guide, A.fillDezotelle, by

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This order shall be published once a week for 3 weeks beginning on February 15, 2017 in the Seven Days, a newspaper of the general circulation in Lamoille County, and a copy of this summons and order as published shall be mailed to the defendant Brigham A. Dezotelle, at 578 Maple Hill Road, Johnson VT 05656. Dated at Hyde Park, Vermont this 7th day of February, 2017.





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Hinesburg Hinesburg Town Hall- Upstairs Shelburne Shelburne Town Center Gymnasium Williston Williston Central School Gymnasium St. George St. George Town Hall/Red Schoolhouse Ballots shall be transported and delivered to the Champlain Valley Union High School in the Town of Hinesburg and there commingled and counted by members of the Boards of Civil Authority of the several Town School Districts under the supervision of the Clerk of the Champlain Valley School District. The legal voters of the Champlain Valley School District are further notified that voter qualification, registration and absentee/early voting relative to said annual meeting shall be as provided in Section 706u of Title 16, and Chapters 43, 51 and 55 of Title 17, Vermont Statutes Annotated. Adopted and approved at a duly noticed, called and held meeting of the Board of School Directors of the Champlain Valley School District on January 17, 2017. Received for record and recorded in the records of the Champlain Valley School District on January 18, 2017. ATTEST: Joan G. Lenes, District Clerk; David Connery, Chairperson WARNING MARCH 7, 2017 ANNUAL CITY MEETINGPUBLIC INFORMATION HEARING A Public Information Hearing on the Public Questions to be voted on at the Annual City Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in Contois Auditorium City Hall, 149 Church St., Burlington, VT The hearing will provide information on the following public questions that have been placed on the ballot, the full text of which can be found in the Meeting Warning posted in the City Clerk’s Office and through the City’s webpage http://www. Elections: 1. APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018 2. AUTHORIZATION FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FOR SCHOOL DEPARTMENT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS




on Town Meeting Day and hold an Informational Meeting on March 5, 2018 at 4pm. BALLOT QUESTIONS The legal voters of the Charlotte Town School District, Hinesburg Town School District, Shelburne Town School District, Williston Town School District, and St. George Town School District, being the forming school districts of Champlain Valley School District, are hereby notified and warned to meet at their respective polling places on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at seven o’clock in the forenoon (7:00a.m.), at which time the polls will open, and seven o’clock in the afternoon (7:00p.m.), at which time the polls will close, to vote by Australian ballot on the following articles of business: ARTICLE V: Shall the voters of the Champlain Valley School District approve the expenditure by the Board of School Directors of the sum of Seventy Five Million, One Hundred Forty-Four Thousand, Seven Hundred Fifty-Nine Dollars ($75,144,759) which is the amount the Board of School Directors has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year commencing July 1, 2017? It is estimated that the proposed budget, if approved, will result in education spending of Fifteen Thousand, Four Hundred Nine Dollars ($15,409) per equalized pupil. ARTICLE VI: Shall the voters of the Champlain Valley School District authorize the Board of School Directors to allocate its current fund balance, without effect upon the District tax levy, as follows: assign One Million, Eighty-Eight Thousand, Seven Hundred Eighty-Eight Dollars ($1,088,788) of the school district’s current fund balance as revenue for the 20172018 operating budget, and assign the remaining balance One Million, Seven Hundred SixtyThree Thousand, Seven Hundred Eleven Dollars ($1,763,711) as revenue for future budgets? ARTICLE VII: Shall the voters of the Champlain Valley School District authorize the Board of Directors to borrow money by issuance of notes not in excess of Two Hundred EightyEight Thousand Dollars ($288,000) for the purpose of purchasing three (3) school buses? POLLING PLACES Charlotte Charlotte Central School- Multi Purpose Room

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Vermont Superior Court Chittenden Unit, Probate Division P.O. Box 511 Burlington, VT 05402

To the creditors of Ernest R. Vezina, Late of Shelburne, Vermont.



Publication Date: 2/15/2017

FEBRUARY 23, 2017 AND MARCH 7, 2017 The legal voters of the Charlotte Town School District, Hinesburg Town School District, Shelburne Town School District, Williston Town School District, and St. George Town School District, being the forming school districts of Champlain Valley School District, are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Champlain Valley Union High School Room 140/142 in the Town of Hinesburg at six o’clock in the evening (6:00p.m.) on February 23, 2017, to transact any of the following business not involving voting by Australian ballot, and to conduct an informational hearing with respect to Articles of business to be considered by Australian ballot on March 7, 2017. ARTICLE I: To elect a moderator, clerk and treasurer. ARTICLE II: To hear and act upon the reports of the unified union school district officers. ARTICLE III: To transact any other business proper to come before the meeting. ARTICLE IV: To establish the date of the CVSD Annual Meeting of February 22, 2018 at 6pm at CVU and recessed and opened back up at Australian ballot voting

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

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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and empower cancer ALZHEIMER’S survivors in our com2/1/17hw-Heritage2-020117.indd 2:31 PM 1 ASSOCIATION munity. Email: info@ TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUP Call Chantal, 777-1126, 1st Monday monthly, 3-4:30 p.m. 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. 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, 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.

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,

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. 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. 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 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,

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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. 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

Overcome any hurt, habit or hangup in your life! This confidential 12-Step recovery program puts faith in Jesus Christ at the heart of healing. We offer multiple support groups for both men & women, such as chemical dependency, codependency, sexual addiction & pornography, food issues, & 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. 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 Every 2nd Wed., 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 lisamase@ CEREBRAL PALSY GUIDANCE Cerebral Palsy Guidance is a very comprehensive informational website broadly covering the topic of cerebral 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/ 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. 5:15-6:15 p.m. every other Monday (beginning 1/25/2016), 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. 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, 399-8754. You can learn more at smartrecovery. org.

DIVORCED OR SEPARATED? Come join this 13-week class sponsored by Essex Alliance Church, starting Sept. 25, 5:307:30 p.m. at Bluewater Center Conference Room, 145 Pine Haven Shores Rd., Shelburne.  It is a support group for men and women, consisting of video seminars and discussion led by people who understand what you are experiencing. Cost: $25. To register and for more info contact Sandy, 989-4081. DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE WomenSafe offers free, confidential support groups in Middlebury for women who have experienced domestic or sexual violence. Art For Healing.  Six-week support group for people who have experienced domestic or sexual violence. Childcare provided. Please call our hotline, 388-4205, or email for more information. 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

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.


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.

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-AON 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 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., 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Bethany Church, 115 Main St. Info, Joan, 2233079. 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, 888-2356. 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. PARKINSON’S DISEASE OUTREACH GROUP This group meets on the second Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m. of the month at Pillsbury Homestead Senior



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.


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.


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INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS SUPPORT GROUP Interstitial cystitis (IC) is recurring pelvic pain, pressure or discomfort in the bladder & pelvic region & urinary frequency/urgency. This is often misdiagnosed & mistreated as a chronic

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

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.


HEARING VOICES GROUP This Hearing Voices Group seeks to find understanding of voice hearing experiences as

HELLENBACH CANCER SUPPORT Call to verify meeting place. Info, 388-6107. People living with cancer & their caretakers convene for support.

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


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.

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.

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 sherry.


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

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.

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.


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.

bladder infection. If you have been diagnosed or have these symptoms, you are not alone. We are building a Vermontbased support group & welcome you to email bladderpainvt@gmail. com or call 899-4151 for more information.


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.

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. The Wellness Coop, 279 North Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 802-777-8602, abby@


p.m. Turning Point Center, corner of Bank St., Burlington. (Across from parking garage, above bookstore).


for a meeting? We also offer one-on-one support. For more information, email rex@ or call 845-705-5816.

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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@

SUICIDE HOTLINES IN VT Brattleboro, 2577989; Montpelier (Washington County Mental Health Emergency Services), 229-0591; Randolph (Clara Martin Center Emergency Service), 800-639-6360.

Community Residence at 3 Harborview Rd., St. Albans in the conference room next to the library on the first floor. Wheelchair accessible. Info: patricia_rugg18@

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.

SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN who have experienced intimate partner abuse, facilitated by Circle (Washington Co. only). Please call 877-543-9498 for more info.

SEX & LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS 12-step recovery group. Do you have a problem w/ sex or relationships? We can help. Ralph, 658-2657. Visit or for meetings near you.

SURVIVORSHIP NOW Welcome, cancer survivors. Survivorship NOW has free wellness programs to empower cancer survivors to move beyond cancer & live life well. Regain your strength & balance. Renew your spirit. Learn to nourish your body with exercise & nutritious foods. Tap in to your creative side. Connect with others who understand the challenges you face. Go to today to sign up. Info, 802777-1126, info@ survivorshipnowvt. org.

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. 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,





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.

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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@outrightvt. org. QUIT TOBACCO GROUPS Are you ready to be tobacco free? Join our FREE five-week group

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! SUICIDE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP For those who have lost a friend or loved one through suicide. Maple Leaf Clinic, 167 N. Main St., Wallingford, 446-3577. 6:30-8 p.m. the 3rd Tue. of ea. mo.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE — BURLINGTON Who: Persons experiencing the impact of a loved one’s suicide. When: 1st Wed. of each mo., 6-7:30 p.m. Location: Comfort Inn, 5 Dorset St., Burlington. Facilitators: Myra Handy, 951-5156 or Liz Mahoney, 879-7109. Request: We find it important to connect with people before their first meeting. If you can, please call one of the facilitators before you come. Thank you! SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE If you have lost someone to suicide and wish to have a safe place to talk, share and spend a little time with others who have had a similar experience, join us the 3rd Thu. at the Faith Lighthouse Church, Rte. 105, Newport (105 Alderbrook), 7-9 p.m. Please call before attending. Info: Mary Butler, 744-6284. THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS Burlington Chapter TCF meets on the 3rd Tue. of ea. mo. at 7 p.m. at 277 Blair Park Rd., Williston; for more info, call Dee Ressler, 598-8899. Rutland Chapter TCF

meets on the 1st Tue. of ea. mo. at 7 p.m. at Grace Congregational Church, West St., Rutland; for more info, call Susan Mackey, 446-2278. Hospice Volunteer Services (HVS) also serves bereaved parents w/ monthly peer support groups, short-term educational consultations & referrals to local grief & loss counselors. HVS is located in the Marble Works district in Middlebury. Please call 388-4111 for more info about how to connect w/ appropriate support services. TOGETHER IN RECOVERY Community members with a friend or family member affected by Opioid use are invited to come for support, discussion and encouragement. Chittenden Clinic, 75 San Remo Dr., So. Burlington. Every third Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. Info: 4886456, jspagnuolo@ TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter meeting. Hedding United Methodist Church, Washington St., Barre. Wed., 5:156:15 p.m. For info, call David at 371-8929. VEGGIE SUPPORT GROUP Want to feel supported on your vegetarian/ vegan journey? Want more info on healthy veggie diets? Want to share & socialize at veggie potlucks, & more, in the greater Burlington area? This is your opportunity to join with other like-minded folks. veggy4life@, 658-4991. WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP FAHC. Led by Deb Clark, RN. Every 1st & 3rd Tue., 5-6:30 p.m. Call Kathy McBeth, 847-5715. XA – EVERYTHING ANONYMOUS Everything Anonymous is an all encompassing 12-step support group. People can attend for any reason, including family member challenges. Mondays, 7-8 p.m. Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., Burlington. Info: 777-5508, definder@

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CASCADE Environmental provides a full range of environmental investigation, drilling and remediation services and technologies. Our goal is to recruit, train and retain new and experienced employees for rewarding careers. We are actively seeking candidates for our CASCADE Technical Services division that focuses on high resolution site characterization and subsurface investigation.

Full-Time Days Unique opportunity on Wake Robin’s day shift for the right Nurse.


Looking to be a part of a growing National Company that has a positive impact on the environment?

Staff Nurse (LPN or RN) Vermont’s premier continuing care retirement community seeks a dedicated nursing professional with a strong desire to work within a community of seniors. Wake Robin provides high quality nursing care in a fast paced residential and long-term care environment, while maintaining a strong sense of “home.” Wake Robin offers an opportunity to build strong relationships with staff and residents in a dynamic community setting. We continue to offer generous shift differential for evenings, nights and weekends! Interested candidates please email or fax your resume with cover letter to: HR, (802) 264-5146. WAKE ROBIN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Recognizing the high-growth future of STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), the UVM College of Engineering and Mathematics (CEMS) is offering a Computer Software Certificate Program that can be completed in under 2 years. Participants in the CEMS Certificate Program may be eligible for tuition benefits through the Vermont Department of Labor. Please contact your local Career Resource Center to find out if you qualify. In addition to a high-quality UVM education, this program offers additional services to participants, including: • Financial Aid Counseling & Support • Academic Advising, including Certificate Track Placement • Personalized Professional Development Coaching and Resume Building Internship & Job Placement Support

Do you have the desire to learn, contribute and grow with us? Visit to find out if any of the exciting career opportunities located in our Montpelier location are right for you.

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TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume no later than March 15, 2017 to Please note “Application for Executive Director Position” in email subject.

The Vermont Judiciary seeks to fill an accountant position in Montpelier. For position details and application process, visit This position works at a professional and select “View Current Openings” level involving financial management, fund accounting, and SUNY College at Plattsburgh is a fully compliant employer committed to excellence through diversity. internal auditing and reconciliation activities within the Vermont Judiciary. The principal function is the processing and management of state funds. High School Degree and 2 years 2/13/17 of accounting experience or college work required. Starting 2h-PlattsburghState021517.indd 1 pay at $18.08. Position includes 12 days of vacation and sick leave per year, 12 holidays and excellent health and retirement benefits.


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Green Mountain Munchkins Children’s Center in Essex is currently considering applications for a variety of positions, full time and part time availability as well as substitute positions. The ideal candidate must have a loving commitment to working with infants and young children. Motivated, high-level communicator, dependable and responsible professionals are mandatory requirements to join our growing team. It is essential for candidates to have experience in Early Childhood Education. Green Mountain Munchkins offers an excellent starting salary, discounted gym membership, paid holidays, professional development, modern classrooms and kitchen facilities, a respectful, professional and caring work environment and a strong community of highly valued teachers and assistants. Please respond with cover letter, resume and 3 professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Marisa Quinlan, Director 27 River Road, Suite 1 Essex, Vermont 05452 876-7114 greenmountainmunchkins GREEN MOUNTAIN MUNCHKINS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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Yankee Farm Credit, a leading provider of credit and financial services to the agricultural community in Vermont, western NH and the Champlain Valley of NY, has the following openings:

WHITE RIVER JCT., VT SENIOR COMMERCIAL LOAN OFFICER (other office locations may be considered). We seek candidates that are motivated self-starters with backgrounds in business development and strong communication and people skills. The Senior Commercial Loan Officer will manage and grow an existing portfolio of large and complex loans by extending sound credit, including loan origination, financial analysis, servicing, and collecting commercial loans.


We seek candidates that are passionate about agriculture and want to be involved with supporting local farm businesses to ensure their success. The Senior Loan Officer will manage and grow an existing loan portfolio by building and maintaining relationships, structuring financing, and analyzing complex businesses. For detailed job descriptions, please visit our website at To be considered for either position, please send a cover letter and resume to Ruchel St. Hilaire, Yankee Farm Credit, 289 Hurricane Lane, Suite 102, Williston, VT 05495 or e-mail it to


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The World headquarters of A&S Brewing is growing and seeking a Graphic Designer to help us drive the visual identity of our four craft beer brands: Traveler Beer Company Coney Island Brewing Company Angel City Brewery Concrete Beach Brewery.

We need a driven, talented, versatile designer to work on packaging, point-of-sale, and program and product branding. The right candidate is patient and communicative, with strong illustration and typography skills and an eye for bold, engaging composition. If you flourish in chaos and crave variety, if you work well in team environments, if you have your finger on the pulse of current design trends, if you can juggle tasks and maybe bean bags too, if you love beer and dogs and bagel Fridays, then this could be the job for you. Education: A.S. or B.S or equivalent experience Professional Experience: 3+ years design experience; Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite; Knowledge of printing processes and print preparation; Strong illustration and communication skills.

Perks: A variety of benefits, including paid vacations, extensive training programs, excellent healthcare, a discount stock purchase plan, and a 401K program with a generous company match.

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Sterling College, the leading voice in higher education for environmental stewardship, invites applications for a

Director of Finance & Administration Sterling College, a college of environmental stewardship in Craftsbury Common, Vermont invites applications for the position of Director of Finance & Administration. Reporting to the President, the Director will lead the finance and daily operation of Sterling College. Supported by an experienced two-member finance team and three facilities and grounds professionals, the Director is responsible for leadership of the College’s business operations, encompassing operational budget management, accounting systems, cash flow optimization, investment and audit oversight. The Director will serve as the liaison to the Finance & Investment and Audit committees of the Board of Trustees.

2/3/17 10:34 AMSuccessful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or similar. An MBA, CPA, or

relevant advanced degree would be advantageous, but not required. Candidates who have extensive experience with enterprise financial management systems and a background working with Blackbaud Financial Edge are strongly encouraged to apply.

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have interpersonal and have strong strong interpersonal and communication communication skills. skills. Experience Experience or or interest interest To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: in trauma-informed care or open dialogue appreciated. Licensure or in care in trauma-informed trauma-informed care or or open open dialogue dialogue appreciated. appreciated. Licensure Licensure or or eligibility for licensure within six months is required. eligibility eligibility for for licensure licensure within within six six months months is is required. required. The salary range for this position is $48,713.60-$76,169.60 and has full state Department of Health The The salary salary range range for for this this position position is is $48,713.60-$76,169.60 $48,713.60-$76,169.60 and and has has full full state state Untitled-42 1 employee benefit package. The Vermont Department of Health Barrebenefit District Office is seeking an enthusiastic and employee package. employee benefit package. conscientious public health nurse to lead our office programs on immunizations and infectious For more information, contact Becky Moore at disease surveillance. Specific duties include visiting and educating provider practices to ensure For information, contact Becky at For more more information, contact Becky Moore Moore at Apply online at proper immunization procedures and improve vaccination coverage rates. You will also administer Apply online at Apply online at Reference Job Opening ID# 618303 COORDINATOR FOR GAL PILOT PROGRAM Reference Job Opening 618303 vaccines to those without access to immunizations. You will track andID# conduct Reference Job Opening ID# 618303infectious


disease caserelated investigations such as pertussis, measles, by doing case interviews, For questions to your application, please contact thesalmonella, Department ofand Human questions related to your please contact Department of For questions related to your application, application, pleasewill contact the Department of Human Human education, and reporting data toFor the appropriate state entities. You alsothe perform disease Resources, Recruitment Services, at 855-828-6700 (voice) or 800-253-0191 (TTY/Relay Resources, Recruitment Services, at 855-828-6700 (voice) or 800-253-0191 (TTY/Relay Resources, Recruitment Services, at 855-828-6700 (voice) or 800-253-0191 (TTY/Relay control interventions according to current guidelines in routine and emergency situations. You Service). The State of Vermont offers an excellent total compensation package & is an Service). State of offers total package Service). The State of Vermont Vermont offers an an excellent excellent total compensation compensation package & & isis an an will maintain expert knowledge of childThe and adult immunization standards, vaccine-specific Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity Employer. information, and respond to questions from medical providers, the public, and district office staff. You will join three full-time nurses along with a multi-disciplinary team of public health professionals who all work toward improving the health of our population. Duties performed under supervision of Public Health Nurse Supervisor. Vermont RN licensure and with nursing experience in a community health setting preferred. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply! For more information, contact Joan Marie Misek at 476-0160 or email joanmarie.misek@vermont. gov. Reference Job ID # 620877 & 620900. Location: Barre. Status: Full Time. Application Deadline: February 26, 2017. To apply, you must use the online job application at For questions related to your application, please contact the Department of Human Resources, Recruitment Services, at 855-8286700 (voice) or 800-253-0191 (TTY/Relay Service). The State of Vermont is an equal opportunity employer and offers an excellent total compensation package. 9t-VtDeptHR021517.indd 1

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Prevent Child Abuse Vermont is seeking an individual to help coordinate its efforts to operate the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Pilot Program for Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. GAL volunteers represent the needs of children in court. The position is full-time and involves recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers. Residents of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties are encouraged to apply. Reliable transportation is required as travel within Franklin-Grand Isle will take place on a regular basis and travel to Montpelier and other locations will be required at times. Good interpersonal skills, experience with volunteer recruitment, knowledge of child development, understanding of child abuse and neglect, and assessment skills desirable. Experience in a judicial/legal setting a plus. Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field required. Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, Coordinator Search, PO Box 829, Montpelier, VT 05601 or email EOE

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Clinical Assistant Wellness Practice in Colchester, VT, is seeking an experienced MA, LPN or LNA to work Mon-Fri (30 – 40 hrs/wk). Looking for an energetic, detail oriented team player who can work independently in a busy office. EMR, EKG, IM & phlebotomy skills are required. Experience in scribing and IVs is a plus. Please email cover letter with resume and 3 professional references to preventivemedicinevt

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Are you seeking a FT or PT opportunity to make a difference in peoples’ lives? Be a part of 24/7 team providing residential supports to CRT consumers in residential setting. Support consumers around daily living skills. Experience in working with mentally ill preferred. Knowledge of, or desire to learn about, the needs and abilities of the mentally ill. Ability 1 2/3/17 to deal with clients in all types of situations with patience, 2h-HorsfordNursery020817.indd CHAMPLAIN VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT insight, and compassion. Ability to work effectively with other CENTRAL OFFICE agency personnel in the implementation of client program and goals. Valid driver’s license, good driving skills, use of car IMMEDIATE OPENING necessary occasionally. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to apply@ Apply online at Or mail to Human Resources at 89 Main St, Middlebury, VT 05753.

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Champlain Valley School District (CVSD) seeks a proven leader to join its central office administrative leadership team as its Director of Personnel, Policy and Legal Services. The Champlain Valley School District is a pK-12 system comprising the communities of Charlotte, Hinesburg, St. George, Shelburne, and Williston. The district employs over 900 full-time staff and has an operating budget of $74,000,000. This progressive learning community prides itself in being a growth-minded organization with a commitment to ensuring the best educational opportunities for all its students. The successful candidate will share the values embedded in its mission/vision. The Director leads the human resources management, policy and legal services of the school district. In conjunction with the Superintendent of Schools, this position is responsible for oversight and leadership in the areas of collective bargaining negotiations and agreement implementation, non-union employee compensation, and board policy and legal issues. In collaboration with the Chief Operations Officer and the Director of Finance, develops, manages and provides oversight for the personnel budget and risk management program. This position provides leadership and management to the human resources team including payroll, benefits, and leave administration. This position serves on the Central Office Leadership team.

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Interested candidates should submit their application through School-based experience is welcome; however, candidates with experience in organizations other than school districts are also strongly encouraged to apply.

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The preferred candidate will be able to demonstrate a successful record of leadership in the functional areas above, an ability to support the system through a reorganization process, excellent communication skills and ability to build strong and efficient working relationships with multiple stakeholders and departments with a large operational budget and multiple worksites.

Resume, writing samples and a minimum of three references should be Experienceto is Kitty necessary and Vermont must:submitted demonstrate strong oralresponsibilities. and written skills; have a BA in Sweet, Agency of Commerce and Community a valid driver’s license is a For details, questions, and application materials, Development, One National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT 05620-0501. In- and out-ofons or relatedmust! field; have a minimum of five years of relevant work contact DDS$45,000 Director Trudy Lyon-Hart at 241-2464 or state travel will be required. Salary range: $50,000. demonstrate knowledge of Vermont and Vermont’s tourism industry.

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Become the teacher who inspired you in only 8 months.

Transition to teaching with Champlain’s accredited Teacher Apprenticeship Program (TAP). Our fast-track to a teacher’s license is designed for new & midcareer professionals wanting to teach grades 5-12. Attend our Information Session to learn more. Wednesday, February 22, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Champlain College, 175 Lakeside Ave., Burlington Register at or Call 802.651.5844.

Prominent law firm in downtown Burlington, Vermont has an opening for a legal assistant to work with our real estate and corporate groups. The candidate will have law firm experience including formatting and editing documents specific to each practice area, as well as comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office software. In addition, this position requires a strong work ethic; an eagerness to learn and excellent writing, communication and typing skills. Minimum qualifications include an Associate’s degree and/or a minimum of three years’ law firm experience. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please e-mail cover letter, résumé and references to:

Farm to Plate Network Manager The VT Sustainable Jobs Fund seeks a dynamic Farm to Plate Network Manager with proven project management experience and a strong affinity with the mission of the VT Farm to Plate. Full job description available here. Send resume and cover letter by 5pm, 2/21/17 to

2/13/17 4t-GravelShea020817.indd 4:38owned PM 1 where our customers are our friends. Using the 2/6/17 2v-VtSustainableJobsFund021517.indd 12:57 PM 1 an2/13/17 VIP is a 100% employee company latest technologies, we provide innovative suite of solutions to distributors, bottlers, suppliers, and brand owners in the beverage industry. At the heart of our innovation is the VIP culture where we embrace a collaborative problem-solving approach, and put a premium on one’s health and wellness. For over 40 years, VIP has built long-lasting relationships with many of the largest and most successful companies in the beverage industry. We value these relationships, and owe it to them to constantly strive to help them reach their goals in an ever-changing industry. Our famous midday basketball and street hockey games, on-site fitness center, cycling club, softball team, and on-site child care center are just some examples of the activities that bring VIP employees together. Come work for a company where hard work is recognized, and a healthy work-life balance is encouraged.

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VIP offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, on-site child care and fitness centers, discounted EDGE memberships, paid time off, and more.

Pre-School Teacher • Maintain an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child and family to promote a strong home-school connection. • Design classroom environment that promotes curiosity, hands-on exploration, problem solving, creativity, and is a model for positive social relationships • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum consistent with Creative Curriculum and the VT Early Learning Standards to develop the “whole child.” • Conduct observations of each child on a weekly basis to document each child’s developmental growth. • Attend meetings or trainings required of this position that may/may not be during work hours. This includes trainings or workshops at child care resource center. This will count towards your 16 hours of professional development training hours required per year. • Inspect the equipment for potential safety hazards; taking corrective action or informing the Director to prevent injuries • Comply with all Vermont State Licensing Regulations and Roots Childcare Employee and Policy Handbooks. Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or human/child development or a related field; which includes one year (may be school year of experience if the experience is in a school) of successful experience with the ages of children specified by the terms of the license or appropriate license from the Vermont Department of Education.

VIP Day-Care has immediate openings for a Center Assistant, Infant/Toddler Teacher and a Preschool Teacher:

Center Assistant

The Center Assistant will assistant in the infant/toddler classrooms. Some of the responsibilities include assisting with lessons, caring for the children, and helping the day-care run smoothly. The ideal candidate will be creative, flexible, have a positive attitude, enjoy educating young children, and work well in a team atmosphere. Education Requirements:

• Associate Degree in early childhood or human/child development or related field

The Infant/Toddler Teacher

The Infant/Toddler Teacher will be in charge of creating a safe and nurturing envi ronment for children ages 1-5. He/She will assist with planning and implementing a creative curriculum. The qualified candidate will need to communicate daily with parents, be a reliable asset to the daycare, and most importantly get down and work at the children’s level. Pay is competitive depending on education and experience. Applicant must have a positive attitude, be a team player, and be committed to working with children. Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or human/child development or a related field, which includes one year (may be school year of experience if the experience is in a school) of successful experience with the ages of children specified by the terms of the license or appropriate license from the Vermont Department of Education.


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Engaging minds that change the world

Seeking a position with a quality employer? Consider The University of Vermont, a stimulating and diverse workplace. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including tuition remission for on-going, full-time positions. These openings and others are updated daily. HVAC Technician - Physical Plant Dept. - #S985PO - Performs highly skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of building heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and controls. Performs highly skilled work in the maintenance and repair of refrigeration equipment to include chillers, freezers, refrigerators, coolers, etc. Confers with supervisor/s regarding all aspects of assigned duties and communicates with University customers all aspects of requests. Accesses information utilizing appropriate desktop applications. Promotes a work place culture that encourages safety within the shop and in the field. Operates a University vehicle. This position reports to a Utilities Trades Supervisor/Zone Manager and requires active engagement in learning and practicing principles of social justice and inclusion, environmental sustainability and delivering great customer experience. High School Diploma, Type S C3 License and Natural Gas Installer Certification or ability to acquire within six months and three years’ experience in HVAC equipment and controls installation, maintenance and repair required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Refrigerant Recovery Certification required. Computer skills required. Valid driver’s license and driver’s check required. Lifting of up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions. Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while performing specific job tasks. Hazardous Materials Specialist - Physical Plant Dept. - #S986PO - Monitor and perform environmental remediation projects involving asbestos, lead, microbial, PCB’s, water intrusion and HVAC duct cleaning and other Indoor Air Quality contaminants in accordance with State and Federal regulations and UVM procedures and practices. Maintain knowledge of asbestos and lead safety regulations and current issues and implement accordingly. Perform inspections and investigations of suspect asbestos, lead, microbial, PCB’s, water intrusion and HVAC duct cleaning and other Indoor Air Quality contaminants as required. Provide technical assistance within established guidelines in support of safety and training programs. Participating member of the UVM Confined Space Rescue Team. Promote a work place culture which encourages safety within the field and Shop. Operate University vehicle. This position reports to the Hazardous Materials Supervisor and requires active engagement in learning and practicing principles of social justice and inclusion, environmental sustainability and delivering great customer experience. High School Diploma and four years’ experience in trade, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Specialized certifications and licenses or ability to obtain within six months required. Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain and driver’s check required. Lifting of up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Must use breathing apparatus. Tobacco users will not be considered due to research that indicates there is a high medical risk when working with asbestos. Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions. Master Systems Technicians (2 positions) - Physical Plant Dept. - #S990PO - This position is responsible for providing highly skilled repairs as first response to service calls of all building/utilities trades equipment and systems. Provide assessment of situation and make necessary repairs. Contact appropriate personnel if situation mandates either a different trades license or skill set. Perform highly skilled preventative maintenance service for all building/utilities trades. Access information utilizing appropriate desktop applications. Promote a work place that encourages safety within the Shop and field. Operate University vehicle. This position reports to a Zone Supervisor/Zone Manager and requires active engagement in learning and practicing principles of social justice and inclusion, environmental sustainability and delivering great customer experience. High School Diploma, Vermont State Master Plumbing or Master Electrical License and two years’ experience in building/utilities trades required. Basic knowledge of automatic temperature control systems required. Computer skills required. Valid driver’s license required. Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions. Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while performing specific job tasks. Initial employment contingent upon successful completion of physical screening. Basic knowledge of fire alarm systems desirable. Must have the ability to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to workplace diversity, sustainability and delivering exceptional value and great experience to customers. Assistant Director of Education & Outreach Services - Center for Health and Wellbeing - #S992PO - The University of Vermont’s Center for Health and Wellbeing is inviting applications for the position of Assistant Director of Education & Outreach Services. Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for providing leadership in the development, planning, implementation, coordination, assessment, and continuous improvement of a comprehensive health & wellness program. Primary responsibilities will include: working with the Division Assessment Coordinator to create evaluations of programs and services; providing education & outreach to students; managing a system for coordinating education and outreach program requests. Providing leadership in coordinating a network of on & off-campus stakeholders to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to campus wellness; and administrative & functional supervision of staff. Qualifications: Master’s degree in public health, health education, or closely related field. Experience working in education & outreach in a college/university setting preferred. Supervision & project management experience. Knowledge of and the ability to apply health education and prevention principles, theories, and practices to a campus setting. Strong public speaking, program planning, and organizational skills. A commitment to diversity, social justice, and cultural competence, and the ability to work in a multicultural environment. This is a 12-month full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a full benefit package. Please include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Cover letter should incorporate a brief statement regarding philosophy/commitment to working with issues of diversity and social justice within a University setting. Assistant Director of Pre-Award - Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) - #S961PO - Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) of the University of Vermont is seeking an Assistant Director of Pre-award. SPA is the University’s central office that supports administrative activities throughout the life cycle of a grant or contract. We are a dynamic team of 26 staff members with a focus on customer service, compliance, and efficiency. We believe in working hard, team building and fostering a culture of both internal and external collaboration. The Assistant Director will lead pre-award operations including planning, development and submission of grant and contract proposals, award negotiation and acceptance, and outgoing sub agreements. The Assistant Director will oversee and supervise two Senior Administrators & indirectly oversee five frontline positions. As a member of the senior leadership team, the position will be responsible for the design and improvement of departmental & campus-wide business processes and policies surrounding sponsored projects. The position will colead campus-wide roll out of sponsored project policies and procedures and provide training to campus constituents on a variety of topics. We are looking for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and six years’ of non-profit, higher education experience, or an equivalent combination. Candidates must have experience in the following: budget building, spreadsheet proficiency, research administration and sponsored regulations, customer service, employee recruitment and supervision, a minimum of three years’ of grant or contract negotiation and excellent verbal and written communication skills. In addition, good presentation skills and experience with enterprise resource planning (ERP) system(s) are highly desirable. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. For further information on these positions and others currently available, or to apply online, please visit our website at:; Job Hotline #802-656-2248; telephone #802-656-3150. Applicants must apply for positions electronically. Paper resumes are not accepted. Job positions are updated daily. 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Discover the many sides of AAA.

OPPORTUNITY IN WOODSTOCK. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST NEW HOTELS BY CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER AND YANKEE MAGAZINE, 506 IS A BOUTIQUE HOTEL & BISTRO KNOWN FOR GREAT SERVICE AND CRAFTING SEASONAL MENUS THAT FEATURE VERMONT HIGHLIGHTS. We’re searching for an experienced Chef to lead our Bistro and functions business to the next level. Enjoy work life balance while earning an excellent salary. Qualified chefs are invited to send their resume to generalmanager



For further information and to apply, search for Posting #S983PO.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


Executive Chef

Administrative Assistant Provide office reception and administrative support in the Department of Student Life. Help create a welcoming environment for a diverse population of students, staff, faculty and community members, while supporting the department’s staff and programs. This position helps visitors, answers phones and emails, and provides scheduling support and support for office processes and systems. Associate’s degree and 1-3 years of office experience, and commitment to diversity and social justice required.



Apply to join our Team today.


There’s a side of AAA that many people don’t always see. More than great travel discounts and roadside assistance, we’re a company that can offer you a variety of career opportunities Now Hiring Insurance Sales Trainees: Your success is highly valued and this role will help develop the necessary job knowledge and sales skills to be successful as a Sales Agent for AAA. We offer competitive compensation, benefits packages and paid training.

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If you’re a “take charge” individual with some sales background and want to learn more about what AAA has to offer and how you can make a difference with our members, please submit your resume today! Apply online at Search Keyword: 13151 and 14177 AAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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JOB FAIR Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:00pm – 2:00pm Green Mountain Suites Lane Press is looking to immediately fill several entry-level full-time positions. We have openings for 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts in our Bindery and 2nd and 3rd shifts in our Pressroom and offer competitive starting wages as well as generous shift premium. Employees are eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefit package after 60 days of employment which includes medical, dental and vision insurance as well as paid vacation, 401(k), disability, onsite physical therapy services and an amazing health club membership! We provide on the job training and opportunities for advancement. Please stop by our job fair and meet with a member of our team and complete an employment application. On-site interviews will be conducted. EOE

SUPERVISOR OF TECHNICAL TRADES HVAC/ELECTRICAL/PLUMBING Saint Michael’s College is seeking a full-time Supervisor Seven Days Publication of Technical Trades. This position is responsible for the HP-230 functionality, maintenance, repair and replacement of the MEP AAAsystems and commercial kitchen on our 1.4 million square 3.83” 5.25” With a direct reporting staff of 6 the Supervisor footxcampus. work closely with many departments, end users, and the Willwill Oliason other facilities departments to achieve these responsibilities. Preventative maintenance, efficiency, comfort of end users and a well-managed staff will be the benchmark of the desired candidate.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k), generous paid time off, employee and dependent tuition benefits, and discounted gym membership. Review of applications will begin on February 16th and continue until position has been filled. An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background and driving record check and pre-employment physical screening. For full job description and to apply online go to:

We are looking for motivated, responsible individuals. Must be able to work independently, possess a positive attitude, be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds and have a clean driving record. We offer a competitive wage along with benefits. Apply in person or online at Farrell Vending Services 405 Pine Street Burlington, VT 05401





Full–time Position:

Docket Clerk B (code 17006)

A permanent full time position, involves specialized clerical work and data entry involving one or more docket areas. Located Burlington, VT. High School graduate and two years of clerical, or data entry experience required. Starting at $14.75 per hr. Open until filled. Go to for more details and how to apply. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Teacher/Community Coordinator based in Montpelier

Candidates must have:  Proven capacity for providing basic skills instruction reading, writing, math, computer literacy;  Proven capacity for providing instruction to English Language Learners and preparation for U.S. citizenship;  Experience with developing personalized education plans;  Spirit and capacity for outreach and organizing community involvement to support student success;  Experience with volunteers;  Familiarity with the service area (Montpelier, East Montpelier, Berlin, Middlesex, Worcester) CVABE, a community-based, nonprofit organization has served the residents of Washington, Orange and Lamoille counties for 50+ years. Hundreds of central Vermonters enroll annually to improve basic literacy skills, pursue alternative pathways to high school completion, learn English as another language, and gain 5:12 PMskills for work and college. Please submit cover letter, resume and three references by REGISTER NOW February 24th to:

Lake Champlain Boat Launch Stewards

Job description available at or Send résumé, letter of interest summarizing relevant experience, and two references to NEIWPCC via email at, subject line: 17-LCBP-002 by March 10, 2017. EOE


Agri-Mark has a full-time immediate opening for a THIRD SHIFT Maintenance Mechanic Technician to work in our Middlebury, VT facility. Flexible work schedule required, including rotating weekends, and working scheduled holidays. Preferred candidate will have a journeyman’s electrical license and/or strong PLC experience. The candidate should be well versed in VFDs, pneumatics, and production plant equipment. Must be able to work both independently and as a team member. Excellent troubleshooting and maintaining plant equipment in a food production environment. Position provides 40+ hours per week, paid leave, and paid holidays. Agri-Mark offers a competitive starting wage and an excellent benefits package. This includes health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), pension plan, and much more. Agri-Mark Attn: Ashley LeBlanc 869 Exchange Street Middlebury, VT 05753 EOE M/F/D/V

Executive Director Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Inc.OR AT WWW.CCV.EDU 46 Washington Street, SuiteCCV 100 LOCATION AT THE Barre, Vermont 05641 NEAREST YOU

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DIRECTOR OF EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM DIRECTOR OF STUDENT CCV is looking for a dynamic and energetic Director of SUPPORT SERVICES the Early Childhood Professional Development System.


This role provides direction, leadership, operational management, implementation, and supervision of elements (Location flexible wiwthin Academic and personnel of the new and CCV expanded NorthernCenters) Lights Early Childhood Professional Development system We seek an energetic andhosted resourceful leader to provideCollege administrative (NLECPDS) to be by the Community of andVermont programmatic leadership the federally funded TRIO/Student and funded by for federal Child Care Development Funds (CCDF) administered by the Development Support Services program which targets lowChild income, first generation Division (CDD), Department for Children and Families, college students. Five years’ experience in higher education or related Agency of Human Services. field, with Master’s degree in relevant area required. Expertise in management staff, in budgets grant projects. Flexible hours and Master’s of degree Earlyand Childhood Education or related fieldtravel is required, along with five years of experience statewide are required. in organizational and/or systems leadership. Previous Toearly view childhood the complete posting and development apply: experience in professional and higher education preferred. To view the complete posting and apply: CCV encourages applications from candidates who reflect our diverse student population. CCV is an EOE/ADA compliant employer; CCV encourages applications from candidates who reflect our diverse auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with student population. CCV is an EOE/ADA compliant employer; auxiliary disabilities. is upon an Equal Opportunity Employer aids and services areCVAA available request to individuals with disabilities.

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C H A L L E N G E O P P O RT U N I T Y T R A N S F O R M AT I O N S O L U T I O N S Join the senior leadership team of passionate innovators at the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS), a nonprofit, nationally recognized as a model for the successful outcomes of our programs. COTS provides emergency shelter, services, prevention resources and housing for those without homes or at risk of homelessness. Share your talents to help the most vulnerable in our community!

D I R E C TO R O F S O C I A L S E R V I C E S AND PROGRAMING COTS is seeking a Director of Social Services & Programing to supervise and support our shelter, services and housing teams. This position will coordinate planning and evaluation for our programs, and collaborate effectively with community partners. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is a critical and integral part of the leadership team. Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field required, as well as a minimum of 5 years’ experience managing social service staff and programs. Demonstrated leadership in program development also required. This is a full time position with benefits. Critical thinkers and resourceful problem solvers will receive best consideration. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to EOE




New England Federal Credit Union, Vermont’s largest Credit Union with 7 branch locations, is a growing organization committed to excellence in service, convenience, and simplicity. NEFCU offers a stable, supportive, high-standards work environment, where employees are treated as key stakeholders. Please visit our website,, to learn more about the great opportunities and benefits that exist at NEFCU.

This position is responsible for expanding and supporting a City-wide work place culture safe behavior and healthful working conditions for City employees. This position will provide oversight of departmental safety committees and recommend procedures to measure, reduce and eliminate accidents and health hazards through a comprehensive safety loss control program. In addition, the position will serve as a technical resource in planning, organizing and directing safety programing and is responsible for monitoring compliance for the City of Burlington involving regulatory (local, state, and federal) requirements for the purpose of safeguarding employees. This position will work in conjunction with, and serve as a resource to, those responsible for monitoring and ensuring the safety and maintenance of City buildings and facilities and liability insurance administration. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in a safety environment/operations required and a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational or Industrial Hygiene/Safety, Safety Engineering or other related field.

Mortgage Investor Reporting Specialist Water Tower Hill, Colchester

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-5 The primary duties of this position are to reconcile monthly mortgage investor & commercial participation remittances and to monitor cash flows to investors. The person in this role will be expected to perform more complex loan transactions within the mortgage servicing system including foreclosures, bankruptcy pre-petition and post-petition payments and short sales. The integrity of the Mortgage Loan Servicing database will be supported through ad hoc reporting and error resolution. The person in this role will also assist the supervisor in identification and resolution of servicing software issues. It will be helpful for the successful candidate to have knowledge of the mortgage and commercial loan servicing, FHLMC, VHFA and FHLB/MPF investor reporting guidelines as well as in depth knowledge of Phoenix, FHLMC Service Loans, and VHFA software applications. In depth loan accounting knowledge, proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and report writing tools will be necessary to be successful in this position. This position also requires excellent analytical and decision making skills. This position is part of the Mortgage Loan Servicing Group.

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For a complete description, or to apply online, visit or contact us at 802.865.7145. EOE. WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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Full and Part-time Teller Positions Available Chittenden County Offices

Vermont’s largest credit union is growing and has a full-time teller opportunity available for the right person. Preferred candidates will present a responsible work history preferably in a retail environment and be comfortable and skilled with face to face communication. Successful candidates for this position will provide friendly, fast and accurate service to members. The ability to explain our various products and services as well as the ability to recognize and suggest solutions to our members will be necessary. This position requires standing and/or sitting at a computerized work station. Daily member interactions include cash handling and processing of all member transactions. Extensive keyboarding and the ability to use multiple system applications are required. This position requires occasional lifting of coins and cash, up to 20 pounds. Qualified applicants should submit a complete resume and cover letter ( illustrating reasons for interest and further qualification or visit our website to complete an online application. NEFCU enjoys an employer of choice distinction with turnover averaging less than 10%. More than 96% of our 165 staff say NEFCU is a great place to work. (2016 Annual Staff Survey) If you believe you have the qualifications to contribute to this environment, please send your resume and cover letter and salary history to 12t-NEFCU021517.indd 1

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Have you ever thought of working on a Food Truck? The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity/ Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf (CEFS) has a new opportunity for the right individual! As the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont, the CEFS serves over 12,000 people each year. The Good Food Truck Assistant works to prepare and serve meals for the Good Food Truck and Good Food Trailer. The work will require a flexible schedule and have a field component; evening and weekend hours required. We’re looking for a highly motivated individual. Successful candidates will have a High School diploma, or equivalent, and a minimum of three years’ culinary experience. ServSafe certification must be obtained within sixty calendar days. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; bilingual abilities are a plus and the ability to interact pleasantly and effectively with the public, staff, and volunteers. We offer competitive pay and a great benefit package! Please send a cover letter and resume by email to To learn more about this position, please visit CVOEO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER







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Customer Service/Sales Located on our beautiful Plainfield, VT campus, we have two staff position openings; both are full time and eligible for our generous benefits package:


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The Tutorial Center, Inc. is a nationally-known nonprofit community education organization. We are seeking a dynamic individual to assume management responsibility for our community learning center in Manchester, VT. The Tutorial Center in Manchester provides a full range of educational services to students, adults, employers and the community: tutoring grades K-12, SAT/ACT prep, adult basic literacy, English for Speakers of Other Languages, GED prep, the High School Completion program, work readiness, workplace literacy, technology training, and more. Duties will include typical management-level functions, staff hiring and supervision, facility oversight and day-to-day operations, communication with schools and businesses, as well as direct student interaction and counseling. The position is full-time, 12 months per year, and reports directly to our Executive Director. Preferred candidates will have: Management/supervision experience; K-12 or adult ed experience; experience with budgets, grants, data; solid computer skills including databases; ability to work independently as part of a management team. A full job description and additional information can be found on our website:

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University Event 3v-GoddardCollege021517.indd Services, University of Vermont Administer and coordinate scheduling of University space and services utilizing campus scheduling software. Work in a highly collaborative way with a variety of departments across campus on the execution of events. Serve as a primary contact for clients with the University Event Services team throughout the event planning process. Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of customer service experience, and commitment to diversity and social justice required. For further information and to apply, search for Posting #S996PO The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


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SUMMER CAMP EDUCATORS & FARMYARD EDUCATORS Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization and a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark in Shelburne. We are seeking seasonal Summer Camp Educators, especially those with a lifeguard certification, to teach 10 weeks of onsite day camp for ages 4-17. Additionally, we’re recruiting educators with an interest in farm-based education and agriculture systems to teach in the Children’s Farmyard from May – October. To learn more about these positions, visit about/join-our-team.

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Senior Community Banker

Burlington, College Street Branch

TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST Serves as a primary point of contact for VITL internal and external clients, with responsibilities including technical support for Windows operating systems, desktop hardware, printers and peripherals, Office 365 applications and other desktop applications.

CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR Manages the organization’s procurement and contract management systems, and works with the State of Vermont, customers and subcontractors. The contracts administrator will maintain VITL’s contract/agreement milestone/deliverable system, and maintains the correspondence record for all grants, contracts and subcontracts.

PROJECT MANAGER Responsible for the planning and execution of health information technology, interface deployment and data quality projects related to the Vermont Health Information Exchange. The project manager will utilize a structured methodology to plan and implement projects and when required, analyze organizational systems and processes, and make recommendations for operational improvements.


Northfield Savings Bank is seeking a professional with a strong financial background to join our Community Banking team as a Senior Community Banker in our College Street Branch. (Parking space provided) This position offers an excellent opportunity to work for a premier Vermont Mutual Savings Bank that offers a cohesive, friendly and respectful working environment. This position provides account services to customers, including opening new accounts, processing customer requests for changes to existing accounts, interviewing consumer loan applicants, and home equity applications. Other duties include mentoring employees, assisting in branch operations, maintaining and administrating compliance of all operating policies and procedures. Successful candidates will have excellent customer service, communication and organizational skills, strong leadership qualities, knowledge of banking regulations, consumer lending and experience with computer applications. The selected candidate must register with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred and 3-5 years branch experience is required. Northfield Savings Bank is a mutual, depositor owned organization and one of the largest banks headquartered in Vermont. NSB offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, profit sharing, and a matching 401(K) retirement program. If you are interested in joining the NSB team, please submit your resume and job application to: (PREFERRED)

Provides front-line leadership for VITL’s technical support team, and for the hardware and software support needs of VITL staff. Additionally, the technical support services manager will work closely with VITL’s client services and operations teams, to ensure client satisfaction and successful long-term business relationships.

Or mail: Northfield Savings Bank Human Resources P.O. Box 7180 Barre, VT 05641-7180 Equal Opportunity Employer/Member FDIC

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Providing innovative mental health and educational services to Vermont’s children and families.

Weekend Residential Counselor Allenbrook Group Home

NFI VT’s Allenbrook Group Home is looking for a part time Residential Counselor to work Friday and Sunday 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Additional hours available if desired. Qualified candidates will hold a valid driver’s license and possess basic skills required to manage a house and parent teenagers. Criminal background check required. Please submit cover letter and resume to

Special Educator

The Arlington School, St. Johnsbury The Arlington School is looking for a special educator to join our team. We are an approved independent school that serves students in grade 8-12 who need an alternative setting to traditional high school and may require therapeutic support. The Arlington School is managed by Northeastern Family Institute of Vermont ( We seek a creative licensed special educator to provide small group and individual instruction both in and out of the classroom, as well as case management. Our special educator is responsible for implementation of IEP goals, must have knowledge of the IEP process and understand Medicaid billing. Successful candidate must be flexible, have knowledge of emotional and behavioral challenges, be available to support kids academically as well as behaviorally and be a team player. Master’s level and two years of experience preferred, along with a valid VT special education endorsement/ license. Consideration may be given to licensed teachers who have interest in becoming special educators and qualify for a provisional license. Send resume, letter of interest and three references to: Suzanne Masland, Reg. Dir.

Community Integration Specialists SIGN ON BONUS! White River Program

Seeking motivated, creative, & skilled people to join our team in providing Mental Health services to children, youth & families in the greater Hartford, Vermont area. The ideal candidate: a skilled communicator with a desire to help kids & families, & ability to provide respectful role modeling. Position provides the opportunity to work directly with children & youth who experience emotional & behavioral challenges. Experience working with children & a knowledge of the effects of trauma appreciated! Training & supervision will be provided in this benefited position. Bachelor’s degree is required. Please submit a cover letter & resume to StephanieUnaitis@nafi. com or call (802) 295-4600.

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“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. Full time and part time positions available. Competitive wages, training opportunities, flexible work schedules and family oriented culture. Excellent benefits with tuition reimbursement offered for 30 or more hour employees.

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NFI Hospital Diversion Program The NFI Hospital Diversion program is hiring for an Interim Program Clinician and a Residential Counselor, both full time positions. Hospital Diversion is a short term, in-patient facility providing crisis stabilization, clinical consultation, individual treatment and discharge planning in a small, safe residential setting. If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Anne Peterson at Interim Program Clinician position covers a four month leave of absence with the potential for an ongoing full-time program clinician position. The program clinician is a multifaceted position to include: clinical consultation with community members, initial clinical assessments/mental status evaluations, family and treatment team meetings, supervision of residential counselors, coordination of referral and participation on the leadership team. The ideal candidate will possess a master’s degree in counseling, social work or a related field and have significant experience working with adolescents who have mental health and/or behavioral challenges. The candidate must work well in crisis, be flexible, collaborative and function in a fast-paced environment, have the ability to navigate the system of care, and multi-task effectively. Residential Counselors provide supervision and support to youth, as well as provide a sense of safety and security. Superior interpersonal skills and ability to function well in a team atmosphere and a B.A. in psychology or related field required.

Family Engagement Specialist St. Albans

Coordinators work directly with children & families involved with DCF, who experience multi-system issues, including substance abuse, domestic violence, & mental health challenges. Responsibilities include coordinating and facilitating large meetings, teaming with community service providers, creating treatment plans through collaboration with DCF, & parent education. We are looking for candidates with strong communication & documentation skills, who work well in a team setting. Experience with Family Time Coaching, Family Safety Planning & Family Group Conferencing preferred. This full-time position with a $500 sign on bonus requires a Bachelor’s degree &/or two years’ experience in related field. Please submit cover letter & resume to EOE 2/13/17 5:17 PM


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Mansfield Hall is an innovative residential college support program for students with diverse learning needs.

Seeking Shared Living Providers! Seeking Patient Shared Living Provider(s) to support a self-aware 22-year-old who enjoys socializing, art, writing and baking. This individual is looking for an open-minded provider(s) able to set firm but kind expectations, and create a calm and safe environment for them and their two cats. Providers without dogs are ideal. Female provider(s) preferred due to shared living space. Compensation: $22,000 tax-free annual stipend.

Seeking a person with the dynamic skill-set to supervise direct service staff, case manage and coach students, partner with parents, and build a cohesive team and strong community. The ideal candidate will possess a master’s degree in social work or in a related field, have residential program experience, a background in mental health and/or educational programming, strong writing skills, and a commitment to ongoing professional development.


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COTS is looking for a seasoned leader to lead our awardwinning Housing Resource Center. This program oversees homeless prevention and re-housing initiatives and a portfolio of financial tools for those in need of housing assistance. The HRC Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to oversee and manage program staff and budget; identify emerging trends and develop strategies to meet them; collaborate with a broad network of state and local partners; enhance our network of local business and landlord relationships; and expand and oversee the portfolio of tools for those with little or no credit or poor landlord references. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in creating strategic alliances, leveraging resources, and developing or enhancing new programs. Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline is required, plus four to six years’ experience in business, project management, budgeting and finance, and knowledge of housing issues and resources.

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Champlain Community Services Champlain Community Services is a progressive, intimate, developmental services provider agency with a strong emphasis on self-determination values and employee & consumer satisfaction.

Transportation Position

Are you looking for a rewarding experience that helps people be independent and lead a fulfilling life? Champlain Community Services and the Way2Work Program is seeking a part-time team member to provide employment transportation to individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. The ideal candidate understands the value of inclusion and has the desire to support their community in an area of great need. If you are interested in joining our person-centered team, please send your resume and cover letter to Michelle Paya at

Shared Living Provider

The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit and a track record of professional success, supervisory experience and a commitment to the COTS mission required. This is a full time position with benefits. If interested, submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirement to

CCS is seeking applicants to provide home supports to a kind, humorous gentleman who enjoys being involved in the community and in social settings. The ideal candidate will be patient, flexible and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. This position includes a generous stipend, ongoing supports, respite and a comprehensive training package. Contact Jennifer Wolcott at 655-0511 x118 for more information.

Community Inclusion Facilitator

Provide one-on-one inclusion supports to a young, active individual who enjoys being creative, socializing with others and working. This 32 hour per week position is fully benefited and is a great opportunity to work in a fun, supportive environment. Send your resume and cover letter to Karen Ciechanowicz at


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Communications Specialist (Dispatcher) Colchester Police Department is seeking to immediately fill the position of Communications Specialist (Dispatcher). This position requires the ability to work different shifts as well as weekends and holidays. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to work under pressure and multi-task often difficult situations. Excellent pay and benefits package are offered. For more information and application, please visit or contact: Lt. Douglas Allen 835 Blakely Road Colchester, VT 05446 802-264-5541 COLCHESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT IS AN EOE

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Residential Housekeeper Looking for someone who is dependable, has reliable vehicle, very detailed, great with people, has a passion for cleaning and all-around great work ethic. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., about 30-35 hours a week. Will pay according to your abilities. Please send interests to

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Technical Services 25 hours/week Cataloging experience, MLIS or VT certification preferred. Excellent customer service and computer skills required. See for more information. Resume and three reference contacts to Marti Fiske Director 21 Library Lane Williston, VT 05495

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Spring is just around the corner! We’re looking for avid gardeners, reliable and quick learners who are enthusiastic, outgoing, upbeat, flexible, team-oriented and who will thrive in a busy store! Ability to work weekends is a must.

Gardener’s Supply Garden Center Job Fairs Thursdays, February 23, March 2nd & 9th • 3:00 – 5:30 PM Williston Garden Center: 472 Marshall Avenue, Williston Full and part-time positions available in Burlington & Williston. Inside Customer Service Associates: Customer service, gardening knowledge and POS experience strongly preferred. Outside Customer Service: Positions available in all departments wholesale, nursery, perennials and annuals. Excellent service skills and horticultural knowledge required. Wholesale Sales Coordinator: Customer service, landscaping knowledge and POS experience strongly preferred. Campus Gardeners: Gardening experience required. Yard Associates: experience with heavy equipment & valid driver’s license required. Delivery & Installation Associates: Landscaping experience preferred, valid driver’s license. Live Goods & Hard Goods Receivers: Inventory experience, strong attention to detail required.

The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity’s (CVOEO) VT Tenants Program (VTI) seeks an experienced, energetic, and committed individual with a high degree of initiative to join our team as the Housing Education Supervisor. The Housing Education Supervisor is responsible for managing the ongoing operation of the Tenant Hotline; provides education and outreach services to VT landlords and tenants; will be the lead educator responsible teaching basic rights and responsibilities to tenants and landlords in workshop settings; responsible for utilizing, updating, providing oversight and support of our tenant training materials; monitor and report on the effectiveness of hotline services and give input to the Program Director on potential improvements; and provide direct service to clients as needed. Successful applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree in education, business or human services plus 2-4 years related experience paralegal training desired; general knowledge of V.S.A 9, 12, and 18 or a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with tenants, landlords and housing statutes related issues; and the ability to communicate with, supervise, and empower employees to be effective in their roles – Supervisory experience preferred. Strong preference given to applicants fluent in a native language shared by our refugee/immigrant community. This is a 20 hour per week position with health insurance and excellent benefits. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are found.

For more information, call our jobs hotline: 660-3518 or Download our job application TODAY and bring it to our job fair!

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Seeking an energetic, conscientious and motivated employee to be responsible for the daily care of our guests (dogs and cats). Extensive off-leash experience required. Send resumes to: customerservice@

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Property Manager Established firm seeks experienced person to manage senior living community in Chittenden County. This position is part-time, 25 hours-per-week, Monday-Friday. Job requires excellent people and communication skills, as well as experience with Excel, Word and Word Perfect. Property management experience preferred. Salary $18-$20 per hour depending on experience. Please forward cover letter and resume by email to: STEPHANIE CASAVANT Vice President Coburn & Feeley Property Management: scasavant@

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The newly formed Montpelier Development Corporation (MDC) is hiring an Executive Director. For a complete position description, as well as information on how to apply, please see news-notices. Reporting to the Board of Directors of the MDC, the MDC Executive Director will work closely with local government, area businesses and organizations, to assist individual entrepreneurs and already existing firms to establish, relocate, or expand their businesses within the City of Montpelier, Vermont.

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EyeCare of Vermont is a private Optometric practice with offices in Essex Junction and Burlington. We are seeking self-motivated and flexible applicants who can multi-task effectively in a fast-paced office environment. Our ideal candidate is friendly, professional, and focused on excellent patient care. Applicants should be comfortable using a variety of computer systems. Experience in customer service or administrative settings is preferred. This position is full-time M-F 8:00-5:00 with a possibility of some Tuesday evenings until 7:00. Interested parties should email resumes to

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Seeking Camp Staff:

This position is responsible for planning, engineering, and maintaining of all aspects of the City of Burlington’s networks and server infrastructure, insuring the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of systems. This responsibility includes developing, configuring, maintaining, supporting and optimizing all new and existing related hardware, software and peripherals. This Senior Network Engineer is responsible for maintaining the network and applications that support activities across the majority of City departments, and over 22 locations, as well as coordinating and supporting network administration activities across City departments. The ideal candidate will have Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, IT or related field; five (5) years’ experience in IT LAN/Server environment, strong experience with current MS Windows OS and server technologies, and professional certification(s) such as: CCNA, MSCE, or RHCE.

We are a small day and residential summer camp on 130 acres on Lake Champlain, Burlington. Join a highly motivated and creative team of leaders.

For a complete description, or to apply online, visit or contact us at 802.865.7145.

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Crisis Assessment Clinician — First Call for Chittenden County *New positions.* Interested in challenging and rewarding work? Join this well-supported, growing team of professionals. Provide high-quality assessment to children and adults experiencing a mental health emergency. Clinicians are mobile throughout Chittenden County responding to homes, schools, the hospital, police departments and other community locations. Master’s in a mental health field required; license or licensure track strongly preferred. This is a full-time position with alternative hours — inquire for details. $41,008.50, plus additional $2,000 for licensure. Job ID# 3648, 3725 & 3726

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES Building Cleaning Services Technician Seeking a dependable individual to complete special projects and to substitute when coworkers are absent. Special projects include shampooing carpets, waxing floors and cleaning windows. Must have a flexible schedule. Valid driver’s license and transportation required. Job ID# 3710

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES Chief of Security Services — HUB Perform supervisory and administrative tasks in developing, implementing and managing the security and safety of those at the Chittenden Clinic. This includes physical security of all, access to the facility and dosing, visitor management, security cameras, alarm systems, policy and procedure development as it pertains to safety and emergency preparedness, staff training, and coordination of all required emergency drills and de-escalation. FT (5:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.). Job ID# 3722

Lakeview Program Coordinator/Nurse Seeking compassionate, hardworking nurse to provide recovery-focused supports to adults with mental health/co-occurring substance use challenges living in our Lakeview Community Care Home. This position includes supervision of Residential Counselors, Cooks and Substitute Staff. We are seeking someone who is patient and insightful who will be a leader and role model for staff and work collaboratively with a larger supervisory team. Some on-call availability required. Excellent benefits and paid time off. RN State of Vermont licensure required. Come join our team! FT. Job ID# 3717

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Services Navigator Seeking individual to provide coordinated care to individuals with opiate addiction as part of the MAT Integration Project team. Work collaboratively with community partners in order to increase access and services for clients engaged with, or needing entry into, the Hub and Spoke model of care. At least two years’ experience in health care, social services and/or research; experience with addiction and mental health treatment services; knowledge of community resources; and experience in screening and counseling skills. Experience navigating the health care system, referrals to social services and accessing insurance are preferred. Strong organizational, communication and group skills; sensitivity to participants’ concerns; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; and a commitment to diversity and serving the needs of a diverse community. FT benefits-eligible position. Job # 3659

CHILD, YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES Clinician — School Services Howard Center’s School Services Program currently has several full-time School Services Clinician positions open throughout Chittenden County. Our program has long-standing partnerships with schools and uses a clinical social work model to offer therapeutic and case management services for students, families and teams. Strong supervisory support is a top priority for the leadership team. Applicants must have backgrounds in social work, psychology or mental health counseling and must be licensed or mental-health license eligible. $41,008.50, plus additional $2,000 for licensure. Job ID# 3544, 3625, 3670 & 3697

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 plus hours per week. For more information, please visit Howard Center is an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants needing assistance or an accommodation in completing the online application should feel free to contact Human Resources at 488-6950 or

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This year, Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont’s annual winter conference looks outward to frame Vermont’s local food strengths and challenges in a global context. Mix and mingle with hundreds of farmers, food-justice advocates, permaculturists and policy wonks from Vermont and beyond. Tackle topics such as four-season farming (winter greens!), gourmet mushroom cultivation, eating for happiness and industrial hemp production in roundtables and workshops given by food and ag industry leaders. Take in talks from food and farm educators and some of Vermont’s organic farming pioneers — and don’t miss Sunday’s keynote from internationally renowned scholar and seed-sovereignty activist Dr. Vandana Shiva.

VERMONT SPIRITS, CIDER & CRAFT BEER DAY: Warm up between runs or après-ski with locavore snacks, WhistlePig whiskey tipples and sips from Citizen Cider, Stonecutter Spirits, Groennfell Meadery and 14th Star Brewing, among others. Saturday, February 18, noon-4 p.m., Ski Quechee, Quechee Club. $5.

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EDIBLE LANDSCAPING: FRUITS, NUTS AND BERRIES FOR YOUR VERMONT YARD: Grow food, not lawns! Or reap the best of both. Jacob Holzberg-Pill of Dig In Farm presents plants and ideas to transform your yard into a perennial source of sustenance. Sunday, February 19, 4 p.m., Room 102, Aiken Center, University of Vermont, Burlington. Free. 656-5440;


MAINE BEER COMPANY TAP TAKEOVER: Hopheads go gaga for Maine Beer’s delicate, well-crafted brews. Distinguish notes of fruit and pine in an early beer dubbed Mo, or indulge a taste for silken, dark malt and chocolate with a glass of Mean Old Tom American stout. Wednesday, February 15, 4-11 p.m., the Archives, Burlington. Cost of food and drink.


NOFA-VT WINTER CONFERENCE: Saturday, February 18, through Monday, February 20, various times, University of Vermont, Burlington. $30-85, plus cost of lunch; preregister; walk-ins welcome.

Bitter Remedy

Using an Urban Moonshine guide, a reporter experiments with DIY bitters B Y M OL LY ZAPP



In an interview at Urban Moonshine, King said it’s safe to compost the spent herbs. Your compost pile won’t become a fire hazard, since alcohol evaporates quickly, and critters that eat the leftovers won’t get alcohol or herbal poisoning. The Moonshiners strongly encourage readers to tincture each herb individually and then combine the tinctures to make bitters blends. Unlike the folk method of mixing herbs in a jar, covering them with vodka and straining them after a month, individual tincturing allows for optimal extraction and adjustment of bitters recipes according to taste. I learned this the hard way when I used the folk method to make a sleep-aid tincture with passionflower, chamomile, skullcap and valerian. Valerian’s scent evokes day-old roadkill caked in mud, and the root is best used with a light hand. Mine was heavy, and the result tasted like something I created to punish myself.





erbalists and creative drinkers looking for a crafty activity this winter are in luck. In DIY Bitters: Reviving the Forgotten Flavor, Urban Moonshine cofounders Guido Masé and Jovial King offer a detailed guide to making your own tinctures and bitters. Essentially, they tell you how to make your own versions of the artisanal products that their Burlington-based company sells. This tincture-making reporter found DIY Bitters well designed and user-friendly, an excellent introduction to the centuries-old intersection of herbalism and boozy conviviality. Masé and King profile the properties and tincturing processes of nearly 100 herbs, then give recipes for bitters blends made from those tinctures. “The basic bitters formula consists of something bitter, something aromatic that has a flavor note or personality that defines your bitter, a starch that binds it together and makes it more velvety, and maybe some sweetness,” Masé told me as I shopped for herbs at Railyard Apothecary on Burlington’s Battery Street. When choosing which herbs to include, Masé said, he and King consider both their flavors and their medicinal properties. Burdock root is a fine bitters base, but what about using astragalus instead, which boosts immunity? “Once you let yourself stretch the definition of what ‘bitter’ is, you open up the ingredient choice dramatically,” Masé said. From the processes outlined in the book, he said, “The herbalists will learn how to formulate something delicious; the bartenders will

learn about the medicinal activity of the things they’re putting in their drinks.” A tincture is a solution of a medicinal substance in alcohol. Although the tincture-making process is similar for most herbs, crucial details vary, including the optimal proof of alcohol, the quantity of herbs and the steeping time. A tincture made from fresh rose petals can be extracted in 150-proof spirits in just 10 minutes; dried dandelion root should steep in 80-proof spirits for three weeks. Many of the recipes in DIY Bitters call for three ounces of dried herb or root in 12 ounces of alcohol, but some require less of the herb. All tinctures should be shaken every few days until they’re ready to strain.


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BITTERS RECIPES BY GUIDO MASÉ Urban Moonshine chief herbalist Guido Masé created some timely custom bitters blends just for Seven Days. Make the tinctures individually using the methods described in DIY Bitters, or purchase individual tinctures. Each blend makes 30 milliliters (one ounce).

Resist! Bitters

Worried about the state of our nation? Concerned about losing your health insurance? Masé created Resist! Bitters with American anxieties in mind. He includes “artichoke to get the anger out, lemon balm to uplift, orange to bridge the gap between the bitter and citrusy-ness, and hawthorn for the heart.” COMBINE:

Artichoke leaf tincture, 7 ml Orange peel tincture, 8 ml Lemon balm, lemon verbena or lemongrass tincture, 10 ml Hawthorn berry tincture, 5 ml

Salty, Pungent Bitters


Angelica tincture, 10 ml Queen Anne’s lace tincture, 5 ml Dandelion leaf tincture, 5 ml Hibiscus tincture, 3 ml Codonopsis or burdock root tincture, 7 ml

DIY Bitters: Reviving the Forgotten Flavor — A Guide to Making Your Own Bitters for Bartenders, Cocktail Enthusiasts, Herbalists, and More by Guido Masé and Jovial King, 208 pages, Fair Winds Press. $24.99. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington. Still Thyme Spirits, Middlesex.


Pour ingredients into a bottle and shake well. Add a few drops to a dirty martini, or add to a bit of warm water for an after-dinner drink.



These bitters will make your vodka martinis shine. Masé says the herbs act as diuretics and support kidney health. This blend includes codonopsis, also known as dang shen, which is a common herb in traditional Chinese medicine.


Pour ingredients into a bottle and shake well. Add a bit to sparkling or warm water, mix with vodka or brandy, or add to a Negroni.

disease, diabetes and obesity, Masé elaborated. Many of his clients notice improvement in their digestion, he said. King stressed that herbs have the most impact when we take them regularly over time. She advises “hitching” their consumption to daily routines; for example, take an energizing tonic when grinding coffee in the morning, or bitters when cooking in the evening. Or substitute bitters for sweets when a sugar craving arises. Bitters have markedly improved her digestion, King said, and regular use of Urban Moonshine’s Simmer Down Tonic has helped her cope with stress and diminished the dark circles under her eyes. Six weeks of experimenting with making my own bitters and taking them daily has made me feel like I’m engaging in regular physical self-care. Bitters have expanded my palate and increased my appreciation for different flavors and sensations, which in turn has broadened my cooking choices. I like the conviviality of sharing bitters, too, as they keep my partner and me lingering at the dinner table to sip digestifs. My sleep is starting to improve; my stress a little eased. How much of that can be attributed to bitters, and how much to yoga, meditation or the placebo effect, I don’t know. But I’ve noticed that my previously low interest in sugary foods and drinks is now nearly nonexistent. Most evident is the effect of bitters on my stomach. If awards were given for healthy digestion, I would receive a gold star every day. 


By contrast, I was pleased with the digestif I made using the folk method: anise, star anise, cinnamon, cardamom and black pepper steeped in 80-proof vodka. But the anise I tinctured later using the suggested 150proof was significantly more aromatic. Lesson learned: Tincture herbs individually and correctly; laziness can yield regrettable results. The price of herbs, liquor and mistakes can add up; spending $25 on a guide book is well worth it. Bitters making is for people who enjoy the process, including a few detours. The optimal alcohol proof in which individual herbs should be extracted varies from 80 to 150, for instance, and finding 150-proof alcohol in Vermont is a task in itself. Bacardi 151 was recently discontinued, and this reporter has not found 150-proof spirits for sale. The best option for making high-proof tinctures is to buy 190-proof neutral grain spirits and dilute. To make 12 ounces of 150-proof alcohol, measure about nine and a half ounces of 190-proof liquor and add enough water to total 12 ounces. In Vermont, liquor stores must keep neutral grain spirits behind the counter, and not all stores stock it. Buyers are required to fill out paperwork for the Department of Liquor Control that includes their identifying information and “purpose for which alcohol will be used.” “Making tinctures” is a legally acceptable response; “drinking” is not. For Vermonters who want organic spirits, the only DIY option, besides ordering in five-gallon increments online and paying for shipping, is to contact Still Thyme Spirits and pick up half-gallon quantities of organic 190-proof neutral spirits from its Middlesex location. If this all sounds too involved, you can create bitters from purchased tinctures. Or try one of the recipes in DIY Bitters that don’t contain alcohol. I take a kava ginger pastille or three when I feel stressed, after a meal or before bedtime. Akin to a less-sweet mint, the slightly numbing pastilles do for me what cigarettes once did: They provide comfort and ease conversation, satisfy an oral fixation, and are mentally habit-forming and a cool thing to offer someone you want to impress. Masé wants DIYers to know that the book’s bitters recipes “are just a starting point.” He encourages readers to experiment, as long as they keep blends balanced: The bitter part should be only about one-third of the volume. “Herbalism is very similar to cooking,” King noted. “There are a lot of different ways to do it. People can get kind of rigid and think about herbs in the same way they think about drugs. They’re not drugs.” She suggested that budding herbalists learn to make a bitters blend to aid digestion, a sleep formula and a stress formula. “The main herbs you’re going to reach for are very safe and very useful,” King said. “There are very few side effects, if any, with the herbs we put in the book.” Masé, who has been a practicing herbalist for 17 years, said the information about herbal properties in DIY Bitters comes from traditional knowledge, contemporary pharmacological clinical studies and meta-analyses, as well as from his own observations in his clinical herbal practice. Herbs can help manage chronic medical conditions, especially cardiovascular

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BUILDING EMPATHY & ADDRESSING RACIAL OPPRESSION: Weekly workshops touch on topics such as white fragility and subconscious bias. Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, 6:45-8:45 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 8632345, ext. 6.


FIGURE DRAWING: Artists sharpen their skills of observation of the human form. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, 6-8 p.m. $10-15; preregister; limited space. Info, 775-0356.


KELLEY MARKETING GROUP BREAKFAST MEETING: Professionals in marketing, advertising and communications brainstorm ideas for nonprofit organizations. Room 217, Ireland Building, Champlain College, Burlington, 7:45-9 a.m. Free. Info, 864-4067. MARKETING ON A SHOESTRING: Enterprisers learn to reach potential customers through the right message and media. Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $20; preregister. Info, 391-4872.


‘STAND UP, SIT DOWN & LAUGH’: Series veteran Josie Leavitt delivers punchlines with fellow yuksters Kendall Farrell, Annie Russell, Paul Church and Kathleen Kanz. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $12. Info, 863-5966.

COMMUNITY DINNER: Representatives of the Winooski School Board and the City of Winooski give a joint budget presentation while locals dig into an evening meal. O’Brien Community Center, Winooski, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, katenugent@ 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. PUBLIC MEETING: Locals pipe up on alternatives to remove the Missisquoi Bay Causeway in Swanton and Alburgh during a gathering with the Vermont Agency of Transportation. Swanton Municipal Complex, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 868-3397.


DROP-IN QUILTING STUDIO: Adult and teen needleand-thread enthusiasts make patchwork progress.

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River Arts, Morrisville, 10 a.m.-noon. Donations. Info, 888-1261. KNITTING & MORE: CABLES: Needleworkers of all skill levels cast on and practice the style commonly found in sweaters. 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.


Saturday, February 18, 8 a.m., and Sunday, February 19, and Monday, February 20, 8:30 a.m., at University of Vermont in Burlington. $30-85; additional cost for lunch. Info, 434-4122.

‘SWAN LAKE’: The Bolshoi Ballet interprets good versus evil in this on-screen production of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $6-18. Info, 748-2600.



LIFE AFTER DEATH: All are welcome to discuss what lies beyond the veil in an evening hosted by Eckankar. Upper Valley Food Co-op, White River Junction, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 800-772-9390. ONE-ON-ONE GENEALOGY HELP: Folks familiar with family-tree fact-finding take their research to the next level with individualized help. Pierson Library, Shelburne, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 985-5124. VOLUNTEER MEET & GREET: Helping hands mix, mingle and learn about opportunities to be of service to the center. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, 2-3:30 & 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 282-3387.




‘THE HUNGRY HEART’: Presented through the eyes of Franklin County residents and St. Albans pediatrician Fred Holmes, Bess O’Brien’s documentary illuminates prescription-drug addiction and recovery. A Q&A follows. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 652-0997.

Sunday, February 19, 7 p.m., at Paramount Theatre in Rutland. $49. Info, 775-0903.

MOVING PICTURES: FILMS ABOUT IMMIGRATION: Film fanatics take in tales of uprooted people. Call for details. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. ‘ONE BIG HOME’: Shown as part of the Architecture + Design Film Series, a documentary follows the trend toward giant houses on the little island of Martha’s Vineyard. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info,

food & drink

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. WED.15




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For its 35th annual winter conference, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is taking a global perspective. Farmers, gardeners and local food enthusiasts converge for three days of learning rooted in the theme “Beyond Borders: Our Role in the Global Food Movement.” Participants roll up their sleeves for more than 100 workshops on topics such as indigenous agriculture in the Northeast and adapting to drought, an exhibitors’ fair, an organic seed swap, and a community art project. Future food producers get in on the farm-fresh fun at the Children’s Conference, featuring hands-on activities, yoga and outdoor play. Keynote speakers include seed sovereignty advocate Vandana Shiva and Cuban agronomist and farmer Fernando Funes Monzote (pictured).

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In an 1889 essay, Oscar Wilde wrote, “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” Such is the case with Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann’s acclaimed comedy Urinetown: The Musical, which, 15 years after its premiere, bears a notable resemblance to current events. Staged by the Dartmouth College Department of Theater, this Tony Award winner is not only a hilarious satire of musical theater but a serious examination of corporate influence, environmental issues and political theatrics. Professor Jamie Horton directs a 25-member cast, which transports viewers to a world in which water is under corporate control and citizens must pay to use sanctioned restrooms. A panel discussion on Tuesday delves into the play’s relevance in today’s world.


‘URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL’ Friday, February 17, and Saturday, February 18, 8 p.m., and Sunday, February 19, 2 p.m., at Moore Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. See website for additional dates. $10-15. Info, 603-646-2422.

OUR DYSTOPIAN MOMENT: 2017 AND THE POLITICS OF ‘URINETOWN’ Tuesday, February 21, 4:30 p.m., at Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. Free. Info, 603-646-2422.

Feast for the Eyes What began as a Vermont International Film Foundation series focused on works from the home countries of some of the state’s New American communities is now an annual three-day film festival. The 2017 Global Roots Film Festival presents nearly a dozen national and international pictures centered on the universal themes of music and food. From the rich musical cultures portrayed in the documentaries Mali Blues and I Am the Blues (pictured) to the culinary customs in the 1987 French drama Babette’s Feast, this collection of films gives viewers an up-close look at how different populations nourish their bodies and souls. Filmmaker appearances, receptions and a panel discussion round out this celluloid celebration of diversity.

GLOBAL ROOTS FILM FESTIVAL:FOOD & MUSIC Friday, February 17, through Sunday, February 19, at Burlington City Hall Auditorium. $5-40; free for VTIFF members. Info, 660-2600. COURTESY OF G




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Fans of the Fab Four flock to Rutland’s Paramount Theatre for a revamped production of the Broadway and West End musical spectacular Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles. After opening on London’s West End in 2012, the original show drew praise from Manchester’s Finest for doing “everything and more to re-create that magic era” of the band’s heyday. Presented in two sections, the touring production treats listeners to all-time favorites such as “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” then imagines the Lads from Liverpool reunited a decade after their 1970 breakup.


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MAINE BEER COMPANY TAP TAKEOVER: Imbibers tip back pints of American-style ales. The Archives, Burlington, 4-11 p.m. Free. Info, 448-4333. VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: Local products — think veggies, breads, pastries, cheeses, wines, syrups, jewelry, crafts and beauty supplies — draw shoppers to a diversified bazaar. Vermont Farmers Food Center, Rutland, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 342-4727. WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET: Delicious, local fare is accessible to both newbies and foodies at a year-round emporium of prepared foods, baked goods, produce, seafood, meats and cheeses. Woodstock Farmers’ Market, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Info, 457-3658.


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.

health & fitness

BODY LOVE ACUPUNCTURE: Self-guided acupressure, mini-acupuncture treatments and meditation cultivate self-love. A group social featuring teas, chocolates, crystals and gemstones follows. Atlas Acupuncture, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $20. Info, 660-9800. EPIC MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: Guided practice and group conversation with Yushin Sola cultivate well-being. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 7:308:30 p.m. $14. Info, 299-9531. EVERY WEDNESDAY, EVERYONE TAI CHI: Beginners and longtime practitioners alike improve balance, posture and coordination through the Chinese martial art. Ascension Lutheran Church, South Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Donations. Info, 862-8866. GENTLE TAI CHI: Madeleine Piat-Landolt guides students in 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.





GINGER’S FITNESS BOOT CAMP: Students get pumped with an interval-style workout that boosts muscle strength, cardiovascular fitness, agility, balance and coordination. Middlebury Municipal Gym, 7-8 a.m. $12. Info, 343-7160. HERBS FOR THE MIND & HEART: RELAXANTS, ADAPTOGENS & EUPHORIANTS: Herbalist Nick Cavanaugh bears good news for those struggling with stress, fatigue, anxiety and depression in the form of teas, tinctures and powders. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $10-15. Info, INSIGHT MEDITATION: Attendees absorb Buddhist principles and practices. Wellspring Mental Health and Wellness Center, Hardwick, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 472-6694. 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. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: Physical and mental strength improve as the result of a stretching session for all ability levels. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT NURSING STUDENT VISITS: Presentations on different types of healthy lifestyles promote well-being. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 658-3585. WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOUND BATH: Draw in the good vibrations of gongs, bowls and didgeridoos — a relaxing sonic massage to get you through the week. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. $15. Info, 510-697-7790. WINTER BLUES? NEED A LIFT?: Registered herbalist Shona R. MacDougall discusses depression and suggests helpful herbs and supplements. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info,


CHILDREN’S FILM NIGHT: A screening of The Gruffalo paves the way for a community supper. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 5:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. COUNT ME IN! PRESCHOOL MATH NIGHT: Little ones develop a love of learning through a hands-on introduction to mathematics concepts. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-4918.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.


BARRE CITY ROCK CHORUS: The Farmers Night Concert Series continues with a 1970s-inspired performance. House Chamber, Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 828-2228. BURLINGTON TAIKO: Japanese-style drummers pound out thunderous rhythms. Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1476.

LEGO CHALLENGE: Kids tackle construction tasks with colorful blocks. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1391.

PAN PROJECT: Musicians from Korea, China and Japan showcase their mastery of traditional instruments with an improvised concert. A discussion follows. Rollins Chapel, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $10-25. Info, 603-646-2422.

ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING: First through sixth graders get extra help in reading, math and science. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 5-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.

PAJAMA STORY TIME: outdoors ’ Tykes cuddle up in PJs WE RS D.`1 SLEIGH RIDE WEEKS: Horses VE LO 5|T T for captivating tales, cookies HEAT HO offer scenic rides across frosty ER | ‘LAST OF THE RED and milk. Burnham Memorial fields, followed by visits to livestock Library, Colchester, 6:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, barns and a historic 1890 farm house. Billings 264-5660. Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $4-14; READ TO A DOG: Book hounds ages 5 through 10 free for members and kids under 3. Info, 457-2355. curl up with a good story and a furry friend. Fairfax Community Library, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Free; preregister. politics Info, 849-2420. LEGISLATIVE DAY: Locals join the League of READING BUDDIES: Little pals in grades K and up Women Voters of Central Vermont for a light breakmeet with mentors to bond over books. Burnham fast and a dialog with state representatives. Room Memorial Library, Colchester, 3:30-4 p.m. Free. Info, 10, Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier, 8 a.m.-12:30 264-5660. p.m. Free; preregister; cash bar. Info, lwvofvt@ RICHMOND STORY TIME: Lit lovers ages 2 through 5 are introduced to the wonderful world of reading. Richmond Free Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, seminars 434-3036. A COURSE IN MIRACLES: A monthly workSTORY TIME & PLAYGROUP: Engrossing plots unfold into fun activities for tots up to age 6. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. STORY TIME WITH A TWIST: Wee ones get the wiggles and giggles out with Ms. Liza. Highgate Public Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 868-3970.

shop based on Helen Schucman’s 1975 text delves into the wisdom found at the core of the world’s major religions. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-645-1930.


TODDLER TIME: With activities ranging from Legos and Play-Doh to stories and snacks, little ones and their caregivers find plenty of ways to play. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 745-1391.

WOMEN’S PICKUP BASKETBALL: Ladies dribble up and down the court during an evening of friendly competition. Lyman C. Hunt Middle School, Burlington, 8:15-9:30 p.m. $3; preregister at Info,

TUTORING: High school students offer extra help in math and other subjects. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.


YOGA FOR KIDS: Yogis ages 3 through 6 strike a pose to improve balance and flexibility. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.


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.

TEDX BROWNELL LIBRARY: Curious minds watch TED Talk videos centered on the theme “Different Shades of Humanity.” Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. VINCENT FEENEY: Historical and colorful Vermont character Matthew Lyon is the subject of “Mad Matt the Democrat.” Platt Memorial Library, Shoreham, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 897-2647.


WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: Lit lovers analyze works-in-progress penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at meetup. com; limited space. Info, 383-8104. WRITE NOW: Wordsmiths let their creativity flow freely at a monthly meeting. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, 6:30-9 p.m. $15-20; preregister; limited space. Info, 775-0356. WRITING CIRCLE: Prompts lead into a 30-minute freewrite and sharing opportunities without judgment. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 303.

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‘IT HAPPENS HERE’: Volunteers read anonymous accounts of sexual assault to raise awareness of the issue on campus. McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000. NONVIOLENT ACTIVISM 101: Community members explore strategies for addressing oppression without the use of physical force. Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, 6-8:30 p.m. $5-10; preregister. Info, 482-7194.


OPEN STUDIO: Friends new and old convene for a creative session. Expressive Arts Burlington, 12:302:30 p.m. $15. Info, 343-8172. PHOTO CO-OP: Shutterbugs gather to share their experience and knowledge of their craft. River Arts, Morrisville, 6-8 p.m. $5. Info, 888-1261.


COMIC RELIEF: A BENEFIT FOR COTS: Jokesters dole out gut-busting material at this annual benefit for Burlington’s Committee on Temporary Shelter. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 8 p.m. $5-15. Info, 540-0406.


COMMUNITY DISCUSSION: Residents chew the fat over the values of space and community growth. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 888-4928218, ext. 303. HOMESHARE VERMONT INFORMATIONAL SESSION: Folks who have a room to spare speak with staff and learn the ins and outs of the program. HomeShare Vermont, South Burlington, 10-10:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-5625. PUBLIC HEARING: Community members voice opinions regarding Gov. Phil Scott’s proposed state budget. Room 11, Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 828-5767.


MOUNT MANSFIELD SCALE MODELERS: Hobbyists break out the superglue and sweat the small stuff at a miniature construction skill swap. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 879-0765.



GERMAN CONVERSATION GROUP: Community members practice conversing auf Deutsch. Local History Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.

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.

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,

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


MOMIX: Athletic dancers and illusionists bring the landscape of the American Southwest to life in the stage show “Opus Cactus.” Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7 p.m. $32-42. Info, 775-0903.

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.

‘LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS’: Northern Stage presents Neil Simon’s prize-winning play about a long-married man who attempts to have a tryst — to hilarious results. Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction, 7:30 p.m. $15-55. Info, 296-7000.


PETE ANTOS-KETCHAM: The New Community Project representative covers how the international nonprofit uses sustainable living centers to promote energy efficiency, eco-building principles


and more. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

and tension. Tea and a discussion follow. Winooski Senior Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 233-1161.


CORNWALL FITNESS BOOT CAMP: Interval training helps participants improve strength, agility, endurance and cardiovascular fitness. Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department, 9-10 a.m. $12. Info, 343-7160.

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, 10 a.m.-noon. $20; free for first-timers. Info, 343-8172. JAZZ & POETRY NIGHT: All are welcome to share their talents at a night of spoken word and syncopated sounds hosted by the Vermont Law School Black Law Students Association. Yates Common Room, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1000. MATH & COOKIES: Brainiacs with an affinity for arithmetic socialize over games, coffee, tea and treats. Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000. POSTNATAL SELF-EMPOWERMENT: Mothers and babes-in-arms circle up for a reflective session centered on embracing one’s self and family amid the chaos of daily life. Prenatal Method Studio, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. $10-20. Info, 829-0211. SHOWCASE OF THE ARTS: A student talent show, fine art and dessert complement a student production of “The Story of Ann Story,” a puppet play telling of Vermont’s Revolutionary War heroine. Pacem School, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-101. TAX HELP: Low- and middle-income taxpayers, especially seniors, get help filing their taxes. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 9:15, 10:15 & 11:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6955.

food & drink

FRACTAL VODKA COCKTAIL NIGHT: Imbibers sip specialty drinks mixed with Appalachian Gap Distillery’s new spirit. Hen of the Wood, Burlington, 4-10 p.m. Cost of drinks. Info, 540-0534. IN-STORE TASTING: BRUNELLO VS. CHIANTI: Wine lovers experience flavors of the Tuscan countryside. Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar, Burlington, 4-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 865-2368.



TAKE THE WEIGHT OFF YOUR SHOULDERS: FELDENKRAIS: Results from this series include improved movement, greater range of motion and increased flexibility. Sacred Mountain Studio, Burlington, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $20; preregister; limited space. Info, 735-3770. 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.


BABY & TODDLER PLAYGROUP: Parents connect while kids up to age 3 enjoy toys, stories, challah and juice. Social Hall, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, grace@ BEARS! OH MY!: Animal lovers learn to walk, talk and even pretend to eat like the furry species. Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, 9-10:30 a.m. $8-10 per adult/kid pair; $4 per additional kid; preregister. Info, 434-3068. 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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MUSICAL STORY TIME: Little ones keep the beat with rhythm instruments while Inger Dybfest strums the guitar. Pierson Library, Shelburne, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 985-5124. PRESCHOOL MUSIC: Tykes up to age 5 have fun with song and dance. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: Captivating narratives pave the way for crafts and activities for youngsters ages 3 through 6. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10:30-11 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.





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READ TO ARCHIE: Budding bookworms join a friendly therapy dog for entertaining tails — er, tales. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:15-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.









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Black Trumpet: A Model for Local Food Sourcing and Community Involvement Thursday, Feb. 23, 6–7:30 pm UVM Medical Center, Main Campus,Davis Auditorium Evan Mallett, Author, Chef, Owner of Black Trumpet Bistro, Portsmouth, NH This event will feature a tasting and book signing following the talk. Pre-registration is required by calling (802) 847-7222 or registering online at FREE parking is available onsite

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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.

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.


UVM MEDICAL CENTER FARMERS MARKET: Locally sourced meats, vegetables, bakery items, breads and maple syrup give hospital employees and visitors the option to eat healthfully. Davis Concourse. University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, 2:305 p.m. Free. Info, 847-5823.

FORZA: THE SAMURAI SWORD WORKOUT: Students sculpt lean muscles and gain mental focus when using wooden replicas of the weapon. North End Studio A, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $10. Info, 578-9243.


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FRENCH FOR ADULT BEGINNERS: Alana Torraca teaches new language learners. Fairfax Community Library, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. FRENCH THURSDAY: SOCIAL HOUR: Francophones fine-tune their conversation skills over cocktails. Bar, Bleu Northeast Seafood, Burlington, 5-7 p.m. $4; free for Alliance Française members. Info,

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LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: FRENCH: Bag lunches in hand, attendees brush up on their linguistic abilities. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.


NORTHERN VERMONT SONGWRITERS: Melody makers meet to share ideas and maximize their creativity. Call for details. Catamount Outback Artspace, St. Johnsbury, 6:45 p.m. Free. Info, 467-9859.




NATURAL MARSHFIELD: Wildlife experts uncover the wonders of the local environment. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. PARENTING WORKSHOP SERIES: Moms, dads and guardians take notes during “Positive Discipline — That Works!,” presented by Scott Noyes. Fairfax Community Library, 6:15-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420.

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The Vermont  Center  on  Behavior  and  Health  is  conducting  a   study  to  help  mothers  quit  smoking.  With  your  participation   you  could  earn  up  to  $1,310.                    If  you  have  at  least  one  child  under  the  age  of  12,  you   may  qualify  for  this  study.                  To  see  if  you  qualify,  go  online  to   to  take  our  online  survey  or  call  (802)  656-­‐1906  to  learn   more  about  this  study.  


‘LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS’: See WED.15. NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: ‘SAINT JOAN’: A young girl is called to drive the English from France in George Bernard Shaw’s classic play, broadcast from London’s Donmar Warehouse to the silver screen. Palace 9 Cinemas, South Burlington, 2 & 7 p.m. $18. Info, 863-5966. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $16-25. Info, 748-2600. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $23. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES’: Interviews with more than 200 women inform Eve Ensler’s episodic play about the female experience of love, sex, rape and more. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $9-10; free for Dartmouth College students. Info, 603-646-2422.


ELI CLARE: Memoir, history and critical analysis converge in Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling With Cure, in which the author explores the belief that body-minds considered broken must be fixed. Phoenix Books Burlington, 6:30 p.m. $3; limited space. Info, 448-3350. ORAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP: Wordsmiths join Burlington Writers Workshop members in a “Moth”-style exploration of telling tales for live audiences. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.



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.


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GARRISON KEILLOR: The former host of National Public Radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion” captivates audience members with his singular blend of comedy, charisma and wisdom. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $25-60. Info, 863-5966.

MAD DASHES GOLDSPRINTS INDOOR BICYCLE RACE SERIES: Pedal pushers break a sweat while going head-to-head in stationary cycling competitions. The Tap Room at Switchback Brewing, Burlington, 5-7 p.m. Donations; $25-99 for the season. Info, 508-246-4315.

PAUL TOPALIAN: The author draws on 30 years of experience as an intelligence professional for a talk on ethical interrogation methods. A Q&A and book signing follow. Kreitzberg Library, Norwich University, Northfield, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 485-2000.

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LUNCH & LEARN: Board president of the Northeast Disabled Athletic Association Patrick Standen speaks out about disability and discrimination. Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, noon. Free. Info, 863-4214.




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WHAT ARE YOU REALLY PRACTICING?: Psychologist Robert Kest lends his expertise to an exploration of mindfulness and its wide range of outcomes. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info,

Burlington City Hall Auditorium, noon-1:15 p.m. Donations; preregister. Info,


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. 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.

INTRO TO SEARCH ENGINES: Vermont Commons School students teach seniors the basics of using keywords to seek and identify data on the World Wide Web. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 448-0595.

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE: John Dunlop, Laura Markowitz and Ana Ruesink provide live music for newcomers and experienced movers in casual dress. Bring snacks to share. Elley-Long Music Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7-9:30 p.m. $10. Info, 879-7618.

WOMEN, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION: REALITY & TRENDS: A panel discussion hosted by Greater Burlington Women’s Forum dials into the future of women in the tech sector. Networking follows.

‘INSIDE OUT SIDE IN: AN EVENING OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE’: Original music accompanies six contemporary works carried out by Ergo Movement, each navigating life transitions. Black


MOMIX: See THU.16, Alumni Auditorium. Lyndon Institute, 7 p.m. $15-54. Info, 748-2600.


RECYCLING WITH COCA-COLA: Sustainability manager Ray Dube breaks down how Coke bottles are collected and transformed into new products, such as Vermont Teddy Bears. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2518.


AARP TAX HELP: Professionals offer advice and answer questions as Tax Day approaches. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 658-3585. BREW HAHA: Justin Lander and Rose Friedman of Modern Times Theater bring on big laughs with their routine “Hot Ginger and Dynamite!” during a night of gut-busting comedy, live music, pizza and beer. River Arts, Morrisville, 6-7:30 p.m. $10; cash bar. Info, 802­​-​888­​-​1261. CAJUN NIGHT: Southern Louisiana-style food, music and dancing spice up a cold winter’s night. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 6-10 p.m. $8-15; cash bar. Info, 728-6464.

VERMONT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE: A comic by cartoonist James Kochalka comes to life with words by poet Sydney Lea and music composed by Joseph Hallman in “The Seagull and the Star.” Unitarian Church, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. $5-25. Info, 849-6900. WOMEN & GIRLS WISDOM CIRCLE: Sisterhood is supreme in this open gathering focused on guided visualization, songs, ritual and community. Expressive Arts Burlington, 6:15-8:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 343-8172.

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THE VERMONT FLURRY: SNOW SCULPTURE FESTIVAL: In stunning displays of ingenuity, professional teams transform giant blocks of snow into eye-catching works of art. Weather dependent; call to confirm. Woodstock Village Green, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. Info, 457-3981.

ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED SHORTS: Cinephiles screen live action and animated Oscar contenders. See for details. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 5 & 8 p.m. $5-10. Info, 603-646-2422.

MOVIE NIGHT: Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton portray an interracial couple whose marriage led to a historic legal battle. Call for title. Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, Jericho, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 899-4962.


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.15, 9:15 a.m.

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ACUDETOX: Attendees in recovery undergo acupuncture to the ear to propel detoxification. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. FELDENKRAIS WITH GILLIAN FRANKS: A movement-centered class with instructions such as “do less” and “rest” renders participants rejuvenated. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 7-7:45 a.m. $10. Info, 540-0186. 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 Apothecary and Yoga Studio, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $14. Info,
 INTRO TO SVAROOPA YOGA CLASS: A gentle practice focused on core release allows students to unwind deep spinal tension. Central Street Yoga & Meditation, Woodstock, 9-10:30 a.m. $15-20. Info, 457-7420. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.15. REIKI: Touch activates the body’s natural healing abilities, aiding people in recovery. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. YOGA FOR STRESS RELIEF: Candles illuminate an evening of slow, grounded movement aimed at tempering tension. Sangha Studio, Old North End, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $20-25. Info, 448-4262.


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. ALL-AGES STORY TIME: Babies, toddlers and preschoolers participate in finger plays and action rhymes. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. BIG & MESSY — ART SPACE: Process, not product, is the focus of this parent-child creative session with open-ended art stations. River Arts, Morrisville, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 888-1261. EARLY-BIRD MATH STORY TIME: Books, songs and games put a creative twist on mathematics. Community Room, Richmond Free Library, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 434-3036. FAMILY MOVIE: Parents and tots take their seats for an all-ages flick. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. LIVE ACTION ROLE-PLAY: Gamers in middle and high school take on alter egos and embark on mythical adventures. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. MUSIC WITH ROBERT: Sing-alongs with Robert Resnik hit all the right notes. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. PLAY GROUP: Crafts and snacks amuse young’uns up to age 5. Doty Memorial Elementary School,


BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB: Readers voice opinions about Flesh and Blood: A Scarpetta Novel by Patricia Cornwell. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. FRIDAY MORNING WORKSHOP: Wordsmiths offer constructive criticism on works of all genres by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.

LAST TRAIN TO ZINKOV CD RELEASE PARTY: Father-and-son duo David and Nathan Gusakov present cutting-edge acoustic folk music from 2017’s Regeneration. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7 p.m. $12. Info, 382-9222.

‘I LOVE LIBRARIES’ THE MOUNTAIN BOOK SALE: Fiction, SAYS NO: A light nonfiction and youth show accompanies titles, DVDs and audio songs from 2017’s I.` books find new homes. I 17 BR |M Golden Landfill. Invisible Richmond Free Library, AM US C Y IC Homes, Sad Turtle and |R ND 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, HY FA T HM YO Villanelles open. ArtsRiot, FU T U T ES 434-3036. RE QUARTET | COUR Burlington, 8:30 p.m. $8-10. Info, ‘A TRIBUTE TO DAVID BUDBILL’: A film 540-0406. shows writers, actors and friends honoring the late RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET: Guitarist Frank Vermont poet during a 2016 salute. Jaquith Public Vignola sits in with the gypsy jazz quartet for Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. a University of Vermont Lane Series concert. University of Vermont Recital Hall, Burlington, preshow talk, 6:30 p.m.; show, 7:30 p.m. $10-35. Info, 656-4455. WINTER WINE DOWN MUSIC SERIES: Locals welcome the weekend with live music from Jon Sochin, award-winning wine and mouthwatering eats. Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero, 6-9 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 372-9463.

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LEARNING ABOUT NONVIOLENCE: CHILDREN’S MARCH OF 1963: Participants of all ages explore nonviolence through discussion, song and excerpts from the short documentary Mighty Times: The Children’s March. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.




STOWE DERBY RECON: Skiers scope out routes for the oldest downhill/cross-country ski race in North America. Meet at the base of the Look Out Chair. Stowe Mountain Resort, 1:30 p.m. $5. Info, 253-7704, ext. 22.


EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT FOR EVERYONE: Dartmouth College assistant professor Erich Osterberg takes the floor with “The Melting Greenland Ice Sheet and Sea Level Rise.” Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2-3 p.m. $5. Info, 864-3516. KEVIN FOLTA: The University of Florida professor of horticulture sows seeds of knowledge in his lecture “Communicating Science With the Public — A Focus on Genetic Engineering.” Room 102, Aiken Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info,


‘LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS’: See WED.15. ‘URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL’: Dartmouth College Theater Department interprets the Tony Awardwinning social satire about citizens versus corporations. See calendar spotlight. Moore Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 8 p.m. $10-15. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES’: Students honor V-Day with a performance of Eve Ensler’s 1996 play giving voice to females in scenes ranging from playful to healing. Proceeds benefit Safeline. Chase Community Center, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, reception, 7 p.m.; show, 7:30 p.m. $5-8. Info, 831-1000.

NORTHEAST ORGANIC FARMING ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT WINTER CONFERENCE: More than 100 workshops, speakers and activities address the theme “Beyond Borders: Our Role in the Global Food Movement.” See for details. See calendar spotlight. University of Vermont, Burlington, 8 a.m. $30-85; additional cost for lunch. Info, 434-4122.


FAIRY & DEMON DRAWING WORKSHOP: Artist Emily Anderson shares her pen-and-paper technique for banishing personal demons and unleashing the power of positivity. Bluebird Fairies, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. $15; preregister; limited space. Info,


KRAZY JAKE’S COMEDY SHOW: New Englandflavored humor inspires audience members to laugh out loud. Barre Opera House, 8 p.m. $1518.50. Info, 476-8188.


QUEEN CITY MEMORY CAFÉ: People with memory loss accompany their caregivers for coffee, conversation and entertainment. Thayer House, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 656-4220.


ADULT COLORING: Grown-ups pick up colored pencils for a meditative and creative activity. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. SAT.18

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‘NEW ORLEANS MUSIC IN EXILE’: Director Robert Mugge is on hand for a talk and screening of his 2006 documentary looking at the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the music community in the Big Easy. McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000.


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.

BOOK PRESENTATION & SIGNING: Local author Robert L. McCullough gets gears turning with his latest volume, Old Wheelways: Traces of Bicycle History on the Land. Onion River Sports, Montpelier, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-9409.


GLOBAL ROOTS FILM FESTIVAL: FOOD & MUSIC: Eleven motion pictures from around the world grace the silver screen at a celluloid celebration complete with receptions, cash bars and visiting filmmakers. See for details. See calendar spotlight. Burlington City Hall Auditorium. $5-40; free for Vermont International Film Foundation members. Info, 660–2600.

WINE 101: THE BARE TRUTH: Participants sip while wine guru Anthony Wagner sifts through the basics of vino. Cork Wine Bar & Market, Waterbury, 6-7 p.m. $11; preregister. Info, 882-8227.

‘SPLASH AND BUBBLES’: Two finned friends explore life under the sea in this PBS preschool film. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 9:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 748-2600, ext.111.



‘FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF’: Film fanatics celebrate director John Hughes’ birthday with a screening of a 1986 comedy about a high schooler who plays hooky. Free birthday cake popcorn by Lu Lu Ice Cream sweetens the deal. Mary’s Restaurant at the Inn at Baldwin Creek, Bristol, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 453-2432.

WEE HEAVY CHAMP RELEASE PARTY: Suds lovers sip Magic Hat Brewing’s new scotch ale while noshing on hors d’oeuvres and grooving to live tunes by the Tenderbellies. Magic Hat Artifactory, South Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost of drinks. Info, 658-2739.

Worcester, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, moonsong148@



FRACTAL ON MY MIND: A FRACTAL VODKA RELEASE NIGHT: Talented bartenders serve up a selection of original and classic cocktails featuring the Appalachian Gap Distillery spirit. Waterworks Food + Drink, Winooski, 5-10 p.m. Cost of drinks. Info, 497-3525.


SINGLE ADULTS’ VOLLEYBALL/PIZZA/GAME NIGHT: Social butterflies serve, set, spike and snack at a fun-filled gathering. Essex Alliance Church, 6-9 p.m. $5; preregister. Info, 899-4160.

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Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $15. Info, 363-5544.

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CONTRA DANCE: Bill Olson calls the steps at a spirited social dance with music by Brookside. Capital City Grange, Berlin, 8-11 p.m. $5-9. Info, 249-7454. FUNKY TOWN: DJ sets fuel an epically groovy dance party. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 10 p.m. $2. Info, 540-0406. TEEN JAZZ TOUR PREVIEW: Movers and shakers step into the spotlight with an eye-catching performance. A Q&A follows. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, Montpelier, 7-8:15 p.m. $5-10. Info, 229-4676.


OPEN HOUSE: Students, families and friends scope out a wide variety of study programs, ranging from auto body to culinary arts to medical and sports sciences and beyond. Burlington Technical Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 864-8426.


ASTROLOGY CONSULTATIONS: Thirty-minute readings involve natal chart interpretation, personalized horoscopes and more. Railyard Apothecary and Yoga Studio, Burlington, 1-4 p.m. $30; preregister. 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. ‘SECRETS OF CARD MAGIC’: Magician Christopher McBride mesmerizes audience members with traditional sleight-of-hand tricks. North End Studio A, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. $15-18. Info, 879-5726. VERMONT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE: See FRI.17, Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington. WINTER CARNIVAL ICE SKATING SHOW: Seasoned and beginner skaters glide across the ice in a music-filled exhibition titled “Strength to Rise.” Kenyon Arena, Middlebury College, 4 p.m. $6. Info, 443-6433.

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GLOBAL ROOTS FILM FESTIVAL: FOOD & MUSIC: See FRI.17. ‘I’M NOT ASHAMED’: A 2015 film tells the true story of Rachel Joy Scott, the first student killed in the Columbine High School shooting. The Baptist Fellowship of Randolph, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 565-8013. ‘TANGERINE’: A 2015 comedic drama shot with three smartphones follows a transgender working girl as she chases down the man who broke her heart. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, 3 & 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-6433.

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CAPITAL CITY WINTER FARMERS MARKET: Root veggies, honey, maple syrup and more change hands at an off-season celebration of locally grown food. City Center, Montpelier, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 793-8347. SPAGHETTI SUPPER: Diners slurp sauce-covered noodles and vie for sweets in a cookie walk. Waterbury St. Andrew’s Church, 5-7:30 p.m. $6-9; free for kids under 6. Info, 496-2035.


ST. JOHNSBURY FARMERS MARKET: Growers and crafters gather weekly at booths centered on local eats. St. Johnsbury Welcome Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: See WED.15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. VERMONT SPIRITS, CIDER & CRAFT BEER DAY: Green Mountain State winemakers, distillers, mixologists and brewmasters share samples of their wares alongside light eats made with locally

sourced ingredients. Base Lodge, Quechee Ski Area, Hartford, noon-4 p.m. $5.; for ages 21 and up. Info, 299-2102. WINDSOR FARMERS MARKET: Locavores go wild for fruits, veggies, maple syrup, honey, eggs, meats, crafts and more. Windsor Welcome Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 359-2551. WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET: See WED.15.

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GINGER’S FITNESS BOOT CAMP: See WED.15, 8-9 a.m. MATERIA MEDICA: ALL ABOUT MULLEIN: Those interested in natural healing head to this open class in which Emma Merrit talks about the common roadside weed and how it aids in lung health. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 1-2:30 p.m. Donations. Info,


WINTER IS A DRAG BALL: Over-the-top costumes add color to this 22nd annual bash hosted by the House of LeMay. Proceeds benefit the Vermont People With AIDS Coalition. Higher Ground, South Burlington, 8 p.m. $30-35. Info, 877-987-6487.


CARPENTERS TRIBUTE CONCERT: Vocalist Sally Olson lends her powerful pipes to top hits by the famed musical duo, such as “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Close to You.” Spotlight Vermont, South Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $10-15. Info, sallyolson@


DARTMOUTH COLLEGE GLEE CLUB: Student singers lift their voices in secular works from 17th- and 18th-century England. Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 3 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422.

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, 9-10 a.m. $10. Info, 578-9243.

ERIC MCDONALD CD RELEASE CONCERT: Traditional tunes from 2017’s Rove get toes tapping. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 7-9 p.m. $10-20. Info, 333-9004.


JUKEBOX: A WAREHOUSE CHAMBER MUSIC PROJECT: Composer Matt LaRocca curates this concert series presented by ArtsRiot and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. $5-200. Info, 540-0406.

SPECIAL VALENTINE’S FARM DINNER: Foodies savor a gourmet Italian-style meal prepared with farm-fresh ingredients. Agricola Farm, Panton, 5-9 p.m. $75 includes membership; preregister. Info,


CHESS TOURNAMENT: Strategic thinkers in grades K through 8 make calculated moves as they vie for their opponent’s king. Fairfax Community Library, registration, 8:45 a.m.; tournament, 9 a.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. ENGINEER FOR A DAY: Students in grades 7 and up join forces with Johnson State College Math Club members to build a mini trebuchet. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. GRACE EXPLORATION PLACE FOR CHILDREN: A pancake breakfast prepares pupils for Biblethemed stories, songs, crafts and games. Grace United Methodist Church, Essex Junction, 8:3010:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-8071.

KAT WRIGHT & THE INDOMITABLE SOUL BAND: The Burlington-based band serves up smooth, serene R&B stylings in songs from last year’s album By My Side. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 7:30 p.m. $20-35. Info, 760-4634. MICHELE FAY BAND: Elements of folk, swing and bluegrass blend in understated originals and traditional covers. Brandon Music, 7:30 p.m. $20; $45 includes dinner; preregister; BYOB. Info, 247-4295. A ROCK ’N’ ROLL SHOW TO BENEFIT ISKRA PRINT COLLECTIVE: Swale, Villanelles, Heloise & the Savoir Faire and free beer keep the dance floor full. Karma Bird House Gallery, Burlington, 7:30-10:30 p.m. $10. Info, SARAH DAVACHI: The Vancouver composer employs analog synths and electronics as part of the Signals @Soundtoys series. A discussion and Q&A follow. Hood Plant, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 951-9700.

ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING: See WED.15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

VERMONT HINDU TEMPLE: A showcase of New American musicians features Burlington-area Bhutanese and Nepali refugees in a celebration of Hindu philosophy and practice. Hanbridge & Quattrone open. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 8 p.m. $15. Info, 863-5966.

PRACTICE SAT EXAM: Students put on their thinking caps for an authentic testing experience. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660. SATURDAY DROP-IN STORY TIME: A weekly selection of songs and storylines engages all ages. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 1010:30 a.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.

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VERMONT BRAIN BEE: High schoolers work their mental muscles during an annual neuroscience competition. University of Vermont Robert Larner College of Medicine, Burlington, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, vermontbrainbee@ WHAT DO OWLS EAT FOR LUNCH?: Fans of feathered fliers ages 5 and up fashion masks and dissect pellets to discover the species’ favorite snacks. Shelburne Farms, 10 a.m.-noon. $5-6; preregister. Info, 985-8686. WHOLE-BOOK APPROACH STORY TIME: Tykes learn how words, pictures and book design work together to complete a narrative. Phoenix Books Essex, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.

WORLD MUSIC PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: Under the direction of Hafiz Shabazz, the band drums up excitement for polyrhythms from Venezuela, Peru, Cuba and Brazil. Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 8 p.m. $5-10. Info, 603-646-2422.





BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS: GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT: Chirp, chirp! Families get a feel for identifying feathered friends. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations. Info, 434-3068. GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT: Citizen scientists join a worldwide effort to tally avian varieties. Guided walks, activities and live raptors round out the fun. Vermont Institute of Natural Science Nature Center, Quechee, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Regular

admission, $12.50-14.50; free for members and kids 3 and under. Info, 802.359.5000. SLEIGH RIDE WEEKS: See WED.15. SHELBURNE FARMS SLEIGH RIDES: Giddy up! Weather permitting, horses trot folks over snowcovered open fields. Seats are first come, first served. Shelburne Farms, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $8-10; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 985-8686. WINTER BIRD MONITORING WALK: GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT: Avian enthusiasts don binoculars and keep a checklist of feathered fliers on a monitoring walk. Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, 8-10 a.m. Free. Info, 434-3068.


IF I KNEW WHAT I KNOW NOW: DNA TESTING: Family-tree fact-finders join Patti Malone for an entertaining and informative look at the world of genetic genealogy. Vermont Genealogy Library, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, 10:30 a.m.-noon. $5. Info, 310-9285. INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD: Toolbars, menus and icons, oh my! A computer whiz teaches techniques such as copying, pasting and formatting text and pictures. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217. NAMI VERMONT MENTAL ILLNESS & RECOVERY WORKSHOP: Family, peers, professionals and community members at this National Alliance on Mental Illness seminar brush up on effective treatments, services, coping strategies, crisis prevention and more. Counseling Service of Addison County, Middlebury, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 876-7949. VCAM ORIENTATION: Video-production hounds master basic concepts and nomenclature at an overview of VCAM facilities, policies and procedures. VCAM Studio, Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 651-9692.


GREEN MOUNTAIN ROLLER DERBY HOME GAME: LOVE HURTS: The fierce ladies of Grade A Fancy hit the flat track against Roller Derby Québec in a first-time face-off. Robert E. Miller Expo Centre, Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, 6-8 p.m. $6-12. Info, MEMPHREMAGOG ICE SKATING FESTIVAL: Skaters feel the need for speed in 1K, 5K, 21K and 42K races and a supported adventure skate. The East Side Restaurant & Pub, Newport, 11 a.m. Prices vary. Info, 249-9100. USASA SKIER/BOARDER CROSS: Snowy-weather warriors catch air during a day of bank turns, rollers and jumps. An awards ceremony follows. Jay Peak Resort, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. $40-100. Info, 327-2596.


TECH TALK — SPRING AHEAD!: Speakers from AARP, AT&T and Technology for Tomorrow address hot topics in electronics and answer questions from seniors and other technological neophytes. Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School, South Burlington, 9 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 448-0595.


‘HOW I BROUGHT PEACE TO THE MIDDLE EAST: A TRAGICOMEDY’: David Kaye stars in his own awardwinning solo play chronicling his time teaching in Israel. An artist talkback follows. McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2203. ‘LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS’: See WED.15. ‘URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL’: See FRI.17.


DON’T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB: A WORKING WRITERS WORKSHOP: Authors Ryan Kriger and Christy Mihaly demystify the life of a wordsmith and provide tips for sharing original works with the world. Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 229-0774. ‘I LOVE LIBRARIES’ BOOK SALE: See FRI.17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

LIST YOUR EVENT FOR FREE AT SEVENDAYSVT.COM/POSTEVENT POETRY EXPERIENCE: Rajnii Eddins facilitates a poetry and spoken-word workshop aimed at building confidence and developing a love of writing. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.



EDIBLE LANDSCAPING: FRUIT, NUTS AND BERRIES FOR YOUR VERMONT YARD: Forestry aficionado Jacob Holzberg-Pill presents ways to transform yard space into a sustainable food-producing system. Room 102, Aiken Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 656-5440. NORTHEAST ORGANIC FARMING ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT WINTER CONFERENCE: See SAT.18, 8:30 a.m.


ART CHURCH: Experienced artists and newbies alike deepen their reverence for their inner creativity with meditation and a silent work session. Arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Expressive Arts Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. $20. Info, 343-8172.

‘RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK’: Harrison Ford stars as Indiana Jones, an archaeologist hired by the U.S. government to find an ancient artifact. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, 6:30 p.m. $9. Info, 728-6464.

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‘LET IT BE: A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES’: Fans of the Fab Four relive Beatlemania with live renditions of hits such as “Drive My Car” and “Come Together.” See calendar spotlight. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7 p.m. $49. Info, 775-0903.



POKÉMON LEAGUE: See THU.16, noon-5 p.m.

HUNGER MOUNTAIN HIKE: Views of Mount Mansfield and Camel’s Hump reward those who take on a 5.8-mile trek. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister. Info,

GAMES PARLOUR: Strategic thinkers bring favorite tabletop competitions to play with others. Champlain Club, Burlington, 2-8 p.m. $5. Info,

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CLEAR THE SUBCONSCIOUS KUNDALINI YOGA SERIES: Students cast off negativity in favor of renewal, love, clarity and intuition. Railyard Apothecary and Yoga Studio, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $14. Info, 318-6050. NATURAL APPROACHES TO DIABETES & BLOOD SUGAR DYSREGULATION: Clinical herbalist Mica McDonald leads an investigation into medicinal plants, diet and lifestyle to support sustainable health improvement. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 3-5 p.m. $10-15. Info, ncavanaugh2@


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,


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NIA WITH SUZY: Drawing from martial, dance and healing arts, sensory-based movements push participants to their full potential. South End Studio, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. $14. Info, 522-3691.

BURLINGTON WINTER BRIDAL SHOW: Brides-to-be taste appetizers, listen to live music and mingle with industry professionals. The Essex Culinary Resort & Spa, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $6-7. Info, 459-2897.

GREEN MOUNTAIN DIVISION OF THE NATIONAL MODEL RAILROAD ASSOCIATION: All aboard! Locomotive enthusiasts listen up for Lew White’s lecture on weathering track and ties. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 1 p.m. Free. Info,

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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.


DIMANCHES FRENCH CONVERSATION: Parlez-vous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual drop-in chat. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 363-2431. SPANISH GROUP CLASSES: Students roll their Rs while practicing en español. New Moon Café, Burlington, 2:45-4:30 p.m. $15. Info, maigomez1@


DARTMOUTH COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE: The Dartmouth Dance Ensemble accompanies student

TRACKING CLUB: Outdoor enthusiasts seek signs of wildlife species in and around Burlington. Email for details. Tommy Thompson Community Garden, Burlington, 1-4 p.m. Free. Info,


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MEMPHREMAGOG ICE SKATING FESTIVAL:See SAT.18, 10 a.m. USASA SKIER/BOARDER CROSS: See SAT.18. WOMEN’S PICKUP SOCCER: Swift females of varying skill levels shoot for the goal. For ages 18 and up. Rain location: Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center. Soccer fields, Leddy Park, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free; $3 for rain location. Info,


CHAROK LAMA RINPOCHE: A discussion of Buddhist principles is centered on the topic of dharma in daily life. Milarepa Center, Barnet, 1 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, WILL RANDALL: Biographer Will Randall delves into the details of Ethan Allen’s capture and captivity as a British prisoner of war during the American Revolution. Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, Burlington, 2-3 p.m. Free. Info, 865-4556.


‘ALLEGIANCE: A NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL’: Actor George Takei’s real-life experiences in a JapaneseAmerican internment camp inspire this enthralling play shown on screen. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 3 & 7 p.m. $13-23. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS’: See WED.15, 5 p.m. ‘URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL’: See FRI.17, 2 p.m.

Carpenters Tribute Concert with Sally Olson & Bill Reed Saturday, February 25, 7:30 pm

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BILL TORREY: The Vermont raconteur spins a tale in his presentation “Stories From Behind the Barn.” Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, Jericho, 1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 899-4962.

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SHORT STORY MEGAPHONE: Community members take turns reading acclaimed works of short fiction aloud in a weekly series. Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1-2:15 p.m. Free. Info,

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OPEN STUDIO: See THU.16, 3-5 p.m.


ADULT AERIAL DANCE CONDITIONING: With or without previous experience, folks forge strength, grace and confidence in the air. North End Studio B, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. $15. Info, 863-6713. MON.20

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‘MOONLIGHT’: Nominated for eight Academy Awards, this 2016 drama follows a young black man from childhood to adulthood in a rough Miami neighborhood. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 2 p.m. $12. Info, 382-9222.





ZUMBA FITNESS: High-spirited students dance toward health in an easy-to-follow fitness program set to red-hot international music. North End Studio A, Burlington, 9 a.m. $8-10. Info, 777-7032.



COMMUNITY HU CHANT: Folks of all faiths lift their voices in a spiritual singing session. Eckankar Center, Burlington, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 800-772-9390.

VERMONT YOGA WEEK KICKOFF PARTY: Practitioners limber up for seven days of discounted classes with a complimentary stretching session, mimosas, prizes and retail specials. Athleta, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister for class. Info, 864-5684.



W IN T ER CARNIVAL IC RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: HOW TO PROVIDE YOUR CHILD See WED.15, 4:30-5:45 p.m. WITH THE BEST LANGUAGE LEARNING STRETCH & SIP YOGA: Yogis at all levels do the EXPERIENCE: Tea and coffee fuel a conversation on downward-facing dog before quenching their thirst ways to support students who are studying foreign with a pint or flight of Switchback suds. The Tap tongues. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1:30Room at Switchback Brewing, Burlington, 10-11 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, info@thehandson$20; preregister; limited space. Info, 651-4114.


musicians in the program “Dancing in the Wind.” Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., preconcert lecture, 1 p.m.; concert, 2 p.m. $9-10. Info, 603-646-2422.

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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.


PUBLIC HEARING: The Williston Selectboard proposes to adopt revisions to the town’s noise control ordinance. Williston Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-0919.


SAMBATUCADA! OPEN REHEARSAL: Newbies are invited to help keep the beat as Burlington’s Brazilian-style street-percussion band sharpens its sound. Instruments are not required. 8 Space Studio Collective, Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5017.


WARREN MILLER’S ‘HERE, THERE & EVERYWHERE’: Big names in skiing and snowboarding tackle daunting peaks around the globe in this tribute to all things snowsports. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 7 p.m. $16. Info, 760-4634.

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COMMUNITY MEAL: Diners dig into a hot lunch. United Church of Johnson, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 635-2356.


BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.15, 7 p.m. 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.

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NIA WITH SUZY: See SUN.19, 7 p.m. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.15. 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, SEVENDAYSVT.COM

BURLINGTON YOUNG PROFESSIONALS MEETUP: Networking opportunities abound during an informal social hour. Juniper, Burlington, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3489.

MONDAY NIGHT COMMUNITY KIRTAN: Instruments are welcome during call-and-response chanting of mostly Sanskrit mantras in the bhakti yoga tradition. Sacred Mountain Studio, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. Donations. Info,





OPEN HOUSE: Parents and potential students see if the learning community for 10- through 18-yearolds makes the grade. Pacem School, Montpelier, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 223-1010.


GUITAR CLASS: Notes ring out at a six-string lesson for folks in recovery. Instruments are available. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. MILO: The Wisconsin rapper serves up his singular style of alternative hip-hop. Elucid open. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. $10-12. Info, 540-0406.

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.



VERMONT YOGA WEEK: Yogis at all levels try new classes, meet new teachers and visit new studios during seven days of drop-in sessions. See for details. Various locations statewide. $7. Info, 864-5684. ZUMBA: Lively Latin rhythms fuel this dancefitness phenomenon for all experience levels. Vergennes Opera House, 6 p.m. $10. Info, 349-0026.


KIDS’ AERIAL FABRIC DANCE CLASS: Adventurous youngsters ages 7 through 12 learn to hang, climb and spin on silks in a high-flying class for all experience levels. North End Studio B, Burlington, 3:15-4:15 p.m. $15. Info, 863-6713. LAB GIRLS: Aspiring scientists learn through hands-on experiments and activities. Fairfax Community Library, 3-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. 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. TEENS’ & TWEENS’ AERIAL FABRIC DANCE CLASS: Adolescents use suspended silks to integrate ground and sky with seamless transitions. North End Studio B, Burlington, 4:15-5:15 p.m. $15. Info, 863-6713.


ADVANCED-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Language learners perfect their pronunciation with guest speakers. Private residence, Burlington, 5-6:30 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757.




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, burlingtonwestie@


INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED WEST COAST SWING: Funloving folks learn the SAT AN D .`18 | smooth, sexy stylings of MUSIC | MICHELE FAY B talks modern swing dance. North End DAVID LEVY: The Canadian astronomer Studio A, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $11-16. Info, connects the dots between the night sky and history, literature and music. Room 106, Hudson SWING DANCING: Quick-footed participants experiHall, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. Free. Info, ment with different forms, including the Lindy hop, 518-564-5212. Charleston and balboa. Beginners are welcome. DON SLISH: “Psychedelics: Not Your Father’s Champlain Club, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Hallucinations: The New Neuroscience of Info, 448-2930. Psychedelics and Their Use in the Treatment of Psychological Disorders” engages listeners. 30 etc. City Place, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, TAX HELP: See THU.16. 518-564-5279. MEMPHREMAGOG ICE SKATING FESTIVAL:See SAT.18, 9 a.m.


MONDAYS AT THE IMPROV: Emerging entertainers express themselves through theater games and acting techniques for onstage and off. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 999-7373.


THIRD MONDAYS OPEN-GENRE WORKSHOP: Penmen and -women zero in on elements of craft in works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry submitted by Burlington Writers Workshop Members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.



VERMONT DAIRY PRODUCERS CONFERENCE: World-class speakers share moo-ving remarks at this agricultural gathering. Sheraton Burlington Hotel, South Burlington, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $50-120. Info,

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WASHINGTON COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH CAREER FAIR: Job seekers spruce up their résumés for onsite interviews and learn about available programs. Washington County Mental Health Services, Inc. Children, Youth and Family Services, Barre, 4:306:30 p.m. Free. Info, 505-0300.


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. ‘THE LONG GOODBYE’: Robert Altman directs this 1973 neo-noir film about a detective determined to help a friend accused of murder. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7-10 p.m. Free. Info, 540-3018. ‘YOUR INNER FISH’: The genetic legacy of aquatic creatures comes into focus in this PBS television series. Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 863-3403.

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BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.15, 7 p.m.


SHIFTING WORKSHOP: Cyclists bring their bikes for a lesson on changing gears. Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-4475.

McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5-10; preregister; limited space. Info, 861-9753.

A MOSAIC OF FLAVOR: NEPALESE CHICKEN CURRY & RAITA: Shreepali Rajbanshi demonstrates how to prepare traditional dishes from her native country.

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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. 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. FELDENKRAIS: AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT: Whether you consider it relaxing exercise or active meditation, this experience can reduce pain and increase mobility. Sacred Mountain Studio, Burlington, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $15; free for first-timers; preregister. Info, 735-3770. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Donations. Info, 540-0186. 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.17, 6:30-7:30 p.m. GENTLE DROP-IN YOGA: Active bodies 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. 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.: See SAT.18, 6-7 p.m. VERMONT YOGA WEEK: See MON.20. 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.


LEGO CHALLENGE: Burgeoning builders tackle construction tasks with colorful blocks. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. 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. PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR: ICE SKATING: Imaginations blossom when kids up to age 6 engage in themed tales and activities. Fairfax Community Library, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: Books and creative projects promote early literacy skills. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. READ TO A CAT: Lit lovers share stories with a registered therapy feline. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-4918. READ TO DAISY: Budding bookworms join a friendly canine for ear-catching narratives. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:15-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. READ TO WILLY WONKA THE VOLUNTEER THERAPY DOG: Budding bookworms cozy up for story time with the library’s furry friend. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4:15-4:45 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660. SPANISH MUSICAL KIDS: Amigos ages 1 through 5 learn Latin American songs and games with Constancia Gómez, a native Argentinian. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. STORY TIME FOR BABIES & TODDLERS: Picture books, songs, rhymes and puppets arrest the attention of children and their caregivers. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 9:10-9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. STORY TIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS: Picture books, songs, rhymes and early math tasks work youngsters’ mental muscles. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.


STORY TIME WITH A TWIST: See WED.15, 11 a.m. TODDLER STORY TIME: Good listeners 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. New Moon Café, Burlington, 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.


OPEN JAM SESSION: Musicians follow the flow and explore sound together. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 303.




‘OUR DYSTOPIAN MOMENT: 2017 AND THE POLITICS OF ‘URINETOWN’’: A panel of speakers, including director Jamie Horton, points to the ways in which Greg Kotis’ 2001 play resonates in today’s world. Top of the Hop, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422.


WINDSOR LINUX USERS GROUP: Those interested in the operating system meet monthly to talk shop. WinCycle, Windsor, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, 674-6320.




MEMOIR WRITING GROUP FOR SENIORS: Wordsmiths write their way from childhood to present day, drawing on personal objects and photos for inspiration. Call for details. Cathedral Square, Burlington, 2:30-4 p.m. Free. Info, 859-8849.

WINTER LITERATURE READING SERIES: Bookworms cover selected pages of Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.







EDUCATOR WORKSHOP: Science instructors take notes on properly presenting the resources provided to communities in conjunction with the exhibition “Exploring Human Origins: What Does it mean to Be Human?” Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-3403.


EPIC MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: See WED.15. EVERY WEDNESDAY, EVERYONE TAI CHI: See WED.15. FRESH CHECK DAY: Live music, therapy animals and free food enliven a mental health celebration focused on reducing stigma and raising awareness of resources. Alliot Student Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000. GENTLE TAI CHI: See WED.15. GINGER’S FITNESS BOOT CAMP: See WED.15. HERB TASTING GROUP: HONING OUR SENSES & INTUITION: Blind taste tests prompt homeopaths to note flavors, physical reactions and natural impressions of various herbs. Railyard Apothecary, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Donations. Info, INSIGHT MEDITATION: See WED.15. NIA WITH LINDA: See WED.15. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.15. REIKI FOR SELF-TRANSFORMATION: Hillary Denton helps students find harmony in the mind, body and spirit through the touch-based healing technique. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, info@

NURSING BEYOND A YEAR MEETUP: Breastfeeding parents connect over toddler topics such as weaning and healthy eating habits. Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 985-8228.




RUTLAND DEATH CAFÉ: Men and women discuss issues related to the end of life. Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, Rutland, 7-9 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Info, 353-6991.


‘ARC OF JUSTICE’: Bob Robbins digs into the origins of the community land trust movement following a screening of this short 2016 documentary about New Communities. Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, Jericho, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 899-4962.


MAKE YOUR OWN ANTIQUE VALENTINE: Oldschool valentines from the museum’s collection inspire creative expressions of love. Vermont History Center, Barre, 6-8 p.m. Regular admission, $7; free for members and students. Info, 479-8500.



LEGO FUN: Creative kids in grades K and up build unique structures with brightly colored pieces. Kids under 5 require adult supervision. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

DC ADVENTURE FILM W FESTIVAL IN STOWE: Ski ED EL .`2 ND 2| and snowboard flicks from ZA MU E EN SIC around the world delight thrill F IR | MO SY O R G EN ‘MINI MUD’ AUDITIONS: STERN TRIO | COURTE seekers. Spruce Peak Performing Prospective performers ages 6 Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 7 through 18 show off their talents for considp.m. $12. Info, 760-4634. eration in the annual youth variety show. Chandler WARREN MILLER’S ‘HERE, THERE & EVERYWHERE’: Center for the Arts, Randolph. Free; preregister. See MON.20, Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7 p.m. Info, 728-9402. $20. Info, 775-0903. ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING: See WED.15.

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COMMUNITY SUPPER: See WED.15. MAKE YOUR OWN KOMBUCHA: Health nuts learn the basics of brewing the beneficial fermented tea. Bring a jar if you wish to take a starter home. Jericho Town Library, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 899-4686.

RICHMOND STORY TIME: See WED.15. STEM CLUB: Inquisitive kids tackle challenges in science, technology, engineering and math. Fairfax Community Library, 3-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. STORY TIME & PLAYGROUP: See WED.15. STORY TIME WITH A TWIST: See WED.15.






YOUNG WRITERS & STORYTELLERS: Kindergartners through fifth graders practice crafting narratives. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.





KINGDOM ALL-STARS: Middle- and high-school musicians show their stuff in a wide range of styles. Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. $3.50-4. Info, 748-2600. KINGDOM COUNTY ALL STARS: The Farmers Night Concert Series continues with a jazzed-up program by the Northeast Kingdom youth ensemble. House Chamber, Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 828-2228. MORGENSTERN PIANO TRIO: Hailed by the Washington Post for its “polished technique,” the threesome serves up selections by Ravel, Germaine Tailleferre and Vermont native Pierre Jalbert. Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, preconcert lecture, 6:30 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $6-20. Info, 443-6433.




BURLINGTON HUMANE SOCIETY PRESENTATION: Pet-care experts offer tips on tending feline friends. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 658-3585. I CHING: Instructor Baylen demonstrates the ancient Chinese oracle used for insight and guidance in a five-part series. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.




THE DISH: VERMONT CULINARY TRADITIONS: Panelists ponder the Green Mountain State’s food and farm heritage, plus some recent innovations. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. $5. Info, 540-0406. SHIRLEY & BOB JOHNSON: Avian enthusiasts are treated to breathtaking visuals during the travel talk “Birds of Southeast Brazil.” Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. SUE MORSE: The environmentalist speculates on the future of the region’s species in “Animals of the North: What Will Global Change Mean for Them?” Cavendish Town Elementary School, Proctorsville, 7-9 p.m. $2-5. Info, 226-7259.






PAINTED WORD POETRY SERIES: A program highlighting established and emerging New England poets features Coney Island Pilgrims author John Hennessy. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, 6 p.m. Regular museum admission, $3-10; free for members, faculty, staff and students. Info, 656-0750. WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: CHAPTER FOCUS: Folks give feedback on selections of up to 40 pages penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. WRITING CIRCLE: See WED.15. m



BURLINGTON BIKE BABES OPEN SHOP NIGHT: Those who identify as female or nonbinary come first at a drop-in bicycle repair session with seasoned mechanics. Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington, 6-9 p.m. Donations. Info, 863-4475.

AYURVEDUH: Health-conscious participants learn about their unique constitutions, create simple routines and discover foods and herbs that fuel vitality. Grian Herbs Apothecary, Montpelier, noon-1:30 p.m. $5-15; preregister. Info, medicinalchanges@


SEARCH FOR MEANING ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP: Readers reflect on The Disappearance of the Universe: Straight Talk About Illusions, Past Lives, Religion, Sex, Politics and the Miracles of Forgiveness by Gary R. Renard. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. Free. Info, 518-561-6920.


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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.

GROUNDSWELL: COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS ABOUT LAND USE, LIVELIHOOD, FOOD & THE FUTURE OF VERMONT’: Rural Vermont representatives field feedback about visions for the state’s agricultural economy. A light dinner is served and farmer and childcare stipends are available. Tunbridge Town Hall, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-7222.


NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: ‘SAINT JOAN’: See THU.16, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $16-25. Info, 748-2600.









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KIDS LEARN TO SEW: Looking for a kids’ class full of creativity, making and fun? Nido’s Kids Learn to Sew offers beginners the basics of sewing while constructing fun projects! Learn how to thread and use a sewing machine and create basic stitches to create zipper pouches. For ages 9-14. Sun., Feb. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $53/3-hour class, materials incl. Location: Nido Fabric and Yarn, 209 College St., Suite 2E, Burlington. Info: 881-0068,,


ADULT: ABSTRACT PAINTING: Instructor: Brooke Monte. Create a visual language through abstract form, space and color. Explore techniques using a variety of mediums, including charcoal, pastel, acrylics or oils. Learn glazing, dry brush, acrylic transfers and textured impasto while discovering the basics of color theory, sacred geometry, pattern, scale and brush work. Wed., Apr. 5- May 31, 3-5 p.m., no class Apr. 26. Cost: $248/person; member discount avail.; you purchase materials. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, 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., Apr. 7-Jun. 2, 10 a.m.-noon, no class Apr. 28. Cost: $335/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

ADULT: DRAWING: Instructor: Misoo Filan. Learn fundamental skills of observational drawing. Explore technical and conceptual foundation of drawing using a variety of drawing materials such as graphite, charcoal, pen and ink. Develop personal goals while examining creative concepts through demonstrations, including drawing from a model in the final class. Materials not included. Mon., Apr. 3-Jun. 5, 10 a.m.-noon, no class Apr. 24 or May 29. Cost: $258/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, ADULT: INSTRUCTED LIFE DRAWING: Instructor: Misoo Filan. Practice the traditional art of drawing the human figure in a supportive and respectful atmosphere. With a life drawing model present ever other week, learn how to capture the human form in varying mediums and further develop your drawing skills. All abilities are welcome. Tue., Apr. 4-May 30, 6-8 p.m.; no class Apr. 25. Cost: $288/person; member discount avail.; you

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ADULT: PRINTMAKING EXPERIMENTS: Instructor: Mary Hill. Students will experiment with texture, new combinations of color, and pattern by working with a medley of materials: stencils, potatoes, speedy kut and a variety of printmaking techniques. No experience necessary. Each student will leave with examples of each process. Sat., Mar. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $110/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

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ADULT: MIXED-LEVEL WHEEL: Instructor: Mary Sweeney. Further 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., Apr. 4-May 30, 6-8 p.m., no class Apr. 25. Cost: $335/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

ADULT: PORTRAITURE: Instructor: Misoo Filan. This class guides students through the creation of portraits from life and from photographs using basic drawing and paint media. Students will gain hands-on experience with a wide variety of materials and techniques, including painting with a model in the final class. Thu., Apr. 6-Jun. 1, 6-8 p.m., no class Apr. 27. Cost: $258/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,


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ADULT: INTRO TO INK: Instructor: Misoo Filan. Learn the fundamental skills of ink drawing. Explore technical basics through observational drawing, still life, landscape and abstract design concepts. Gain confidence with composition and surface manipulation by trying out different kinds of ink and discovering new ways to create with the medium. Materials not included. Mon., Apr. 3-Jun. 5, 1-3 p.m., no class Apr. 24 or May 29. Cost: $248/person; member discount avail.; you purchase materials. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

work, including wet into wet, scrubs and glazing. Materials are not included. Wed., Apr. 5-May 31, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; no class Apr. 26. Cost: $248/person; member discount avail.; you purchase materials. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,


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POTTERY DECALS: This 1-night workshop will introduce students to the use of waterslide decals to add surface decoration to their ceramic art. Topics covered will include the history

of ceramic decals, sourcing commercially printed decals, printing your own iron-rich decals, application of decals to pottery, firing and food safety. Tue., Mar. 21, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $25/ person; $22.50/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 2nd Floor, LBG room, Burlington. Info: 8657166,

ADULT: COLOR THEORY: Instructor: Dana Heffern. Explore advanced color theory using Munsill’s Color Theory Workbook. Gain an understanding of ambience, 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. Fri., Apr. 7- Jun. 2, 10 a.m.-noon, no class Apr. 28. Cost: $248/ person; member discount avail.; you purchase book & materials. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

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WORKSHOP: BRANCH TO SPOON: Instructor: Rob Palmer. Learn to carve spoons from locally sourced green wood using hand tools and traditional Swedish carving methods at Rokeby Museum. Learn to identify appropriate species of wood for carving spoons and other utensils. Learn about the anatomy of a spoon and carving safety and techniques. Sat. Jun. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $160/ workshop; incl. materials & a set of carving tools to take home. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, WORKSHOP: FOREST TO FURNITURE: Build a rustic table or bench out of a slab of wood from a tree grown at Shelburne Farms! Explore the source of your table at the farm and then select your piece of wood and craft it into a table or bench. Prior woodworking experience is helpful but not necessary. Sat., Jun. 10, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., & Sun., Jun. 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $450/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648,, WORKSHOP: PASTELS: Instructor: Robert Carsten, PSA-mp, IAPS-mc, CPS. Explore bold landscapes with pastels. Working from sketches and photos, students will experiment with color and design. Demonstrations and a variety of instructor-guided approaches, critiques, at-easel assistance and lots of painting time will make this an educational and enjoyable painting experience. All levels welcome. Sat., May 13, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $100/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft

School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, WORKSHOP: RELIEF PRINTMAKING: Instructor: Noah Lagle. Come home with a lovely set of carving tools and an edition of test and final prints made from your own carved wood and linoleum blocks. In this introductory workshop, learn about printmaking and design and how to make relief prints. Sat., Jun 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $155/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, WORKSHOP: TOWN & COUNTRY: Instructor: John Brickels. Create one-of-a-kind, wall-mounted buildings and barns using slab and extruded clay. Students will learn how to use this celebrated ceramicist’s signature mocha colored clay and will explore the many techniques for creating a country-inspired, wall-mounted sculpture. Sun., Jun. 4, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $110/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, WORKSHOP: WATERCOLORS: Instructor: Joel Popadics. Explore the vistas of the Shelburne region and enjoy en-plein-air watercolor painting with renowned watercolorist Joel Popadics. Each day, participants will meet at different locations, and Joel will offer the group two brief painting demonstrations followed by an opportunity to paint and apply technique with individual instruction. Mon.-Fri:, Aug. 7-11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $650/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd, Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

cultural festival CULTURAL FESTIVAL: The Japan-America Society of Vermont (JASV) and Saint Michael’s College will present Matsuri ‘17, a Japanese cultural festival that includes arts, crafts, music, food, demos, performances, games, prizes and much more. This year is special: A

Noh performer was invited from Japan and will perform a solo traditional dance onstage. Sun., Mar. 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $10/ person; $5/students & seniors; $20/family; free/JASV members & kids under 5. Location: St. Michael’s College, Ross Sports Center, Colchester.

dance DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Salsa classes, nightclub-style, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wed., 6 p.m. $15/person for 1-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, 598-1077, 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, LEARN TO DANCE W/ A PARTNER!: Come alone or come with friends, but come out and learn to dance! Beginning classes repeat each month, but intermediate classes vary from month to month. As with all of our programs, everyone is encouraged to attend, and no partner is necessary. Private lessons also available. Cost: $50/4week class. Location: Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington. Info: First Step Dance, 598-6757,,

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 COMMUNITY TEACHING GARDEN: Learn how to plant, cultivate, harvest and preserve your own vegetables and herbs in this hands-on, 22-week beginner organic gardening course. We meet two evenings per week at the Ethan Allen Homestead

in Burlington, May through Oct. Mar. 1 early bird registration discount. Scholarships available. Includes seeds, seedlings, tools and more. Starts May 8, Mon. & Thu., 6-8 p.m. Cost: $450/22 weeks; incl. plots, supplies, textbooks & your veggies. Location: Ethan Allen Homestead, Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, VT. Info: Carolina Lukac, 861-4769, carolina@vcgn. org, community-teaching-garden. FLASHY FOLIAGE & FLOWERS: Discover how foliage can add incredible color to a garden without depending on flowers for a dramatic effect. Sat., Feb. 25, 9:30-11 a.m. Cost: $15/person. Location: Gardener’s Supply Burlington Garden Center, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington. Info: 660-3505, LANDSCAPE DESIGN WORKSHOP FOR HOMEOWNERS: This 4-part series helps you select and place plants and express your vision for your landscape. Visit gardeners-supply-stores.ticketleap. com or call to register. Thu., Mar. 2-23, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $160/series. Location: Gardener’s Supply Burlington Garden Center, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington. Info: 660-3505. PLANT THIS, NOT THAT!: Get more bank for your buck with these amazing annuals, perennials and flowering shrubs that provide strikingly more color than the commonly planted options. Sat., Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $15/person. Location: Gardener’s Supply Burlington Garden Center, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington. Info: 660-3505, gardeners-supply-stores. STRING GARDENS: Learn how to make a kokedama using beautiful plants from our conservatory. Visit gardeners-suppy-stores. or call to register. Sat., Mar. 5, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $28/person. Location: Gardener’s Supply Williston Garden Center, 472 Marshall Ave., Williston. Info: 660-3505.

healing arts JIKIDEN REIKI SEMINAR: Reiki as originally taught and practiced in Japan. Shoden & Okuden Seminar (Beginner and Advanced). Original techniques and methods of practice. Rich in culture, history. Direct Japanese link to Usui lineage. Simple, nonreligious therapeutic modality. Beginner and advanced practice and treatment protocols. Certificates and course materials from Japanese Jikiden Reiki Institute. Fri., Mar. 3 through Tue., Mar. 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Cost: $750/5-day seminar. Location: LightWorks Reiki, 4326 Main St., Suite 1, Port Henry, NY. Info: Luci Carpenter, 518-5726427, lightworksreiki@gmail. com,

language ALLIANCE FRANCAISE: FRENCH CLASSES: Alliance Francaise announces the start of its spring session. We are offering classes for all levels, from beginners to advanced classes in Burlington, Colchester and Montpelier. NEW: literature and phonetics classes. See website for schedule. Info: Micheline Tremblay,, aflcr. org. JAPANESE LANGUAGE CLASSES: The Japan-America Society of Vermont (JASV) is offering beginning Japanese language courses, Levels 1 and 2, on the campus of Saint Michael’s College. Classes begin on Mon., Mar. 13 (Level 1) and Wed., Mar. 15 (Level 2), 6:30-8 p.m. Each class continues for 10 weekly sessions. Main textbook: Japanese for Busy People I. Level 1 covers the first half of the book and Level 2, the second. Location: St. Michael’s College, 1 Winooski Pl., Colchester. Info: jasvlanguage@ SIGN UP NOW TO LEARN SPANISH: Our Spanish classes just started, and you can still sign up! Our 11th year. Learn from a native speaker in lively small classes or private instruction. You’ll always be participating and speaking. Lesson packages for travelers. Lessons for children; they love it! See our website or contact us for details. Begins Jan. 23-26; transition help if you miss first class. Cost: $225/10 weekly classes of 90+ min. each. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, 648 Spruce Haven Rd., Waterbury Center. Info: 585-1025,, WINTER BREAK FRENCH CLASSES: French classes for kids and teenagers. French stories and games for grade schoolers, 10:30 a.m-noon, Mar. 1-4; French

lunches for high schoolers, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Feb. 28-Mar. 3; and French gouters for middle schoolers, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Feb. 27-Mar. 3. Registration online required. See website for schedule. Location: Burlington area (grade schoolers), Skinny Pancake (high schoolers), Mirabelles (middle schoolers), Burlington. Info: info@thehandsonlanguage, thehandsonlan

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: $15/1-hour class; $50/ mo. (incl. all classes offered); $5/ trial class. Location: 303 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info: 355-1301,, COMBAT FITNESS MARTIAL ARTS: Boxing, Thai Boxing/Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Philipino Martial Arts and self defense. Come start your new year off right by getting in shape and learning a martial art for life. Evening classes by expert instructors. New Women’s Boxing class staring in late January. BJJ Masters class (30+). Mon.-Sat.; see website for schedule. Location: Combat Fitness Martial Arts Academy, 276 E. Allen St., Winooski. Info: Vincent Guy, 343-3129,, 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 age- and 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, 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 thoroughout life. IBJJF & CBJJ Certified Black Belt 6th Degree Instructor under Carlson Gracie Sr.: teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! A five-time Brazilian National Champion; International World Masters

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massage ASIAN BODYWORK THERAPY PROGRAM: This program teaches two forms of massage: amma and shiatsu. We will explore oriental medicine theory and diagnosis as well as the body’s meridian system, acupressure points, yin yang and fiveelement theory. Additionally, 100 hours of Western anatomy and physiology will be taught. VSAC nondegree grants are available. NCBTMB-assigned school. Begins Sep. 2017. Cost: $5,000/600-hour program. Location: Elements of Healing, 21 Essex Way, Suite 109, Essex Jct. Info: Scott Moylan, 288-8160,,

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

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tai chi 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 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 months and up. Brandnew 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 kids classes in yoga and dance, pre- and postnatal yoga. We hold yoga teacher trainings at the 200- and 500-hour levels, as well as children and dance teacher training courses. Daily classes & workshops. $50/new student (1 month unlimited); $18/class; $140/10-class card; $15/class for student or senior; or $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, honestyogastudio@, honestyogacenter. com. NONPROFIT, DONATION-BASED YOGA: Burlington’s only nonprofit, donation-based studio offering yoga at two downtown locations. Sangha Studio hosts over 60 weekly classes, workshops, and special events. Offering free yoga service initiatives and outreach programs at organizations in the community. Become a Sustaining Member for $60/month. Daily. Location: Sangha Studio, 120 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Caitlin Pascucci, 448-4262, sanghastudiovt@, sanghastudiovt@ RAILYARD YOGA STUDIO: Twoday Kundalini Yoga Festival: Journey Through the Chakras: Feb. 11 and 12, discount passes! Intro Kundalini: Thu. 5:30-7 p.m. with Mansukh. Clearing Subconscious Kundalini Yoga Series with Sukhpran: first three Sun. in Feb., 5:30-7 p.m. Dharma Yoga: Tue. 5:30 p.m. with Amy. Life Force Dance: Fri., 6-7 p.m. with Silvia. See website for schedule. Location: Railyard Yoga Studio, 270 Battery St., Burlington. Info: 318-6050,,

WE RISE SERIES: The We Rise Series is designed to extract the roots of oppression from our hearts, minds, bodies and culture. Through a yogic lens, recognize how the forces of oppression manifest within us and begin the work to dismantle them. Together, let us move toward the liberation of all beings. Sun., Feb. 19, Mar. 12, Apr. 16, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost: $45/series; scholarships & sliding fees avail.; all are welcome. Location: Laughing River Yoga, 1 Mill St., Suite 126, Chace Mill, Burlington. Info: Emily Garrett, 343-8119,, YOGA ROOTS: Join us at our Shelburne studio flooded with natural light and feel safe, seen and heard. Since 2013, Yoga Roots has stayed true to being rooted in the healing traditions of yoga, welcoming people wherever they are, from never evers to experienced yogis. We offer daily classes for all ages, attitudes and abilities. In Feb.: 12 Partner Yoga: Lee Diamond; 18 Family Yoga with Kate Hudspeth, Sacred Sound Sanctuary; 25 Yin Yoga Workshop with Jen Peterson & Allison Lea. Daily; see website for schedule. Location: Yoga Roots, 120 Graham Way, Suite 140, Shelburne. Info: Lynn Alpeter, 399-4956,,

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’m so fucking sick of hearing about Farm,” jokes Andy Frappier, bassist of Enosburg Falls rock quartet the Mountain Says No. He’s referring to the experimental folk trio that in some ways birthed TMSN. Frappier plays alongside guitarists and former Farm-hands Jedd Kettler and Ben Maddox, as well as drummer Justus Gaston. When Farm was put out to pasture several years ago, Kettler and Maddox linked up with longtime friends and collaborators Gaston and Frappier. Maddox was something of a mentor to Gaston in his teen years, always keen to introduce him to his latest music gear and the projects he was working on. It should be noted that Gaston is in his twenties, while his bandmates are at, as they put it, “prime top condition” in their forties. Frappier occasionally played saxophone with Farm and briefly collaborated with Maddox in a loop-based project called

Mouthbreather. (Maddox beseeches you to not look it up.) And here’s a fun fact: Frappier was Gaston’s band teacher at Enosburg Falls middle and high schools. TMSN are definitely not a Farm reboot. When it was in the early stages, Kettler and Maddox knew that whatever their next project was going to be, it needed to be much, much simpler. Farm’s music is a complicated, dreamlike offering of experimental, boutique folk, using exponentially more instruments than there were musicians to play them. TMSN’s music is burly, eclectic rock that occasionally encroaches on nightmarish but holds a 1-to-1 ratio of instruments to musicians. The stylistic transition, as well as a general coalescence between its members, makes TMSN’s new album, Golden Landfill, its most cohesive offering to date. The Mountain Says No celebrate the release on Friday, February 17, at ArtsRiot in Burlington. Sitting in the Cave of Legends, a


subterranean lair beneath Flying Disc, Maddox’s café and secondhand media emporium in Enosburg Falls, the band begin to unravel their process. The Cave is their designated space for chainsmoking, sipping from mason jars filled with unidentifiable brown liquid and, most importantly, rehearsing. Kettler says that one of the main differences between Farm and TMSN was that Farm was a “studio band,” meaning that their intricate compositions demanded complex live performances. To accurately reproduce an album’s worth of Farm songs for a live show required laborious reconfigurations from song to song, all of which had to be worked out ahead of time and perfectly executed during their shows. “It really was like putting on a play,” says Kettler. “When we practiced for a show, we would run that show, that set list.” GILDED GARBAGE

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In these dark times — and no, I’m not referring to midwinter — isn’t it great when we can be entertained while also supporting a good cause? Here are a few events this week that, aside from being sources of fun, aim to sustain the good works of several local organizations. First up is Comic Relief: A Benefit for COTS. Now in its fourth year, the benefit standup comedy show takes inspiration from the British charity of the same name and its widely popular televised comedy specials that began airing in the 1980s. Burlington’s Comic Relief supports the Committee on Temporary Shelter, a nonprofit organization that has been helping people overcome homelessness since 1982. This year’s lineup includes comedians ERIC DREIBLATT, CORI MARNELLOS, ANDY PERCHLIK, ANNIE RUSSELL, TARZAN JENKINS, TIM BRIDGE, TRACY DOLAN and host KATHLEEN KANZ. If you’re so inclined, laugh yourself stupid on Thursday, February 16, at ArtsRiot in Burlington. For more

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information about COTS, visit Next stop on the benefit express is a rock show. Local art-rockers SWALE, electro-poppers HELOISE & THE SAVOIR FAIRE and indie rockers VILLANELLES are doing their thing in support of the Iskra Print Collective, a nonprofit group focused on educating the community on all things printmaking. The benefit is Saturday, February 18, at the Karma Bird House Gallery — aka Maglianero. Iskra recently had to retire an important piece of screen-printing equipment, so the collective is seeking assistance in order to bankroll its replacement. If you aren’t familiar with Iskra, you may be familiar with some of its work. You know those lovely keepsake posters that you sometimes get to take home from Higher Ground? Iskra produces many of those, and its artists are providing a selection for sale at the event. For more information about Iskra, visit Oh, hey! This is pretty exciting: Swale guitarist ERIC OLSEN told me via email that the band plans to unveil

a bunch of new material at this show. That’s pretty cool, but he also said that tunes are from the band’s forthcoming album. Did you know Swale were releasing a new album this year? I didn’t. Olsen said the album is completed, mixed and mastered and is awaiting ye olde press. While its title is still a secret, he revealed it is “made of ghosts and sawdust.” I’m simultaneously creeped out and stimulated by that. Guess you’ll have to go to the benefit to find out what Olsen is talking about. Last but not least, a question: When was the last time you played bingo? For me, it was probably French class during my freshman year in high school. If you enjoy the high-stakes number-covering that the age-old game offers, you might want to check out MISS JUBILEE’s Curious Bingo Night on Monday, February 20, at CharlieO’s World Famous in Montpelier. Miss Jubilee — real name BECKIE SHELOSKE — puts on quite the show with crazy costumes and fantabulous SOUNDBITES

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JV], and what everybody else wanted,” says Kettler. “With [Golden Landfill], most of the songs were written together, and we had everything in mind before we recorded basic tracks.” Does this mean that TMSN would never take their time again like they did for JV? Probably not. “We’re not set in stone. This is not necessarily the way we’re going to work from this point on,” says Kettler, suggesting the band may choose a different process in the future — including taking more than one day for tracking. “But I do feel like coming out of JV, we thought maybe that album was longer than it needed to be,” he continues. “By the end of it, I’m not sure we were feeling like all of the overthinking was actually adding to it.” “It really is fun to go back and overdub a bunch of cool sonic structures and create some aspects while you’re recording,” says Maddox. Golden Landfill is markedly darker in tone than the nuanced rock on the band’s debut. Tracks such as the haunting, atmospheric “Be Like Ryan,” the prickly, grunged-out “You Say You’re Alive” and the menacing, stoner-rock crusher “Gazerbeam” are as unsettling as they are confounding. The band is hesitant to define its sound using typical terms. Instead, TMSN offer a creative description: crypto-bombastism. Translation: uproarious and brash but lyrically ambiguous and abstract. Maddox describes TMSN’s music as derived from personal impulse but not necessarily reflective of their individual lives. Gaston even admits he doesn’t know what all of the songs mean, but he agrees the album is more commentative than confessional. “[Music] doesn’t need to serve some other purpose. It doesn’t need to be about something,” says Maddox. “Painters get away with that shit all the time.” m Contact:

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“They had it choreographed,” says Frappier. In Farm, Kettler notes, the members were constantly switching instruments, “which was super fun,” he says. But they knew it could be simpler. TMSN have indeed simplified their instrumentation: Each member has just one. But what about songwriting? Farm had a collaborative songwriting process that mostly survived the transition into TMSN — though what exactly the process is can be murky at times. Maddox and Kettler bring more “completed” songs to the group, but that doesn’t mean Frappier and Gaston don’t contribute. “We tried to take a conscious attitude of [letting] everybody do what they’re going to do until they feel like they’re satisfied with it,” says Maddox. “A lot of the songs that are on the new album either come out of a jam or a riff that Justus or Andy brought in, or an unformed idea that we then bring together as a band,” explains Kettler. Maddox points to the band’s collaborative song-arranging board, a green chalkboard covered in chicken-scratch notations. “On JV, we were like, ‘No, dude. Do this. Do that,’” says Maddox, referring to the band’s 2015 debut. “Now, everybody just brings their shit to the table. Then we hash it out in arrangement.” “What’s great about the more collaborative approach is that what happens comes much more naturally as a group,” says Kettler. “So, if there’s a build in the song, it’s not because the guy who brought the song goes, ‘There should be a build here.’ It’s because we all felt that while we were working on it,” he continues. “That’s what makes that stuff ebb and flow more naturally.” “I feel like, compared to our first album, which was all over the place, this one still has a lot of variety but seems more cohesive,” says Gaston, who also is the founder of the instrumental rock quartet Sad Turtle. The new album is also more concise than JV — nine songs compared to 13. TMSN recorded the album’s basic tracks in one session at Ryan Cohen’s Robot Dog Studio. JV’s prolonged gestation happened piecemeal over approximately 18 months. “We were still getting to know what one guy would naturally bring to it [on

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challenging music, and to let fans engage with the artists. Catch Davachi on Saturday, February 18. Next on the Signals roster, in April, is KOEN HOLTKAMP. Also, check out the Signals showcase at the Waking Windows Music and Arts Festival in Winooski this May.

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celebrates its fourth anniversary this week with a special performance on Saturday, February 18. But it’s not at Nectar’s. Instead, the band will take the not-so-long-or-strange trip to the Rusty Nail in Stowe. (Also, the actual anniversary was February 14. But the big-time, fancy-pants celebration happens up yonder this weekend.) Local Dead enthusiast ZACH NUGENT started Dead Set with SETH YACOVONE BAND bassist ALEX BUDNEY at Club Metronome. The first installment was intended to be a casual, almost openmic-style affair, with couches and lamps to give it a laid-back, homey vibe. The musicians reached capacity that night and have yet to see a decline in popularity. The event was eventually moved downstairs to Nectar’s. Though many musicians cycle in and out, Nugent has been the linchpin throughout the four-year run. He’s been a Deadhead since forever. “[The Grateful Dead] was the first stuff I remember hearing, when I was 3 years old, or whenever memories start,” Nugent said over the phone. JERRY GARCIA has been his go-to guitar inspiration ever since he took up the axe at age 12. The special performance features an all-star band of the jammiest jammers who ever jammed. In addition to Nugent, the band consists of guitarist CRAIG BROADHEAD (TURKUAZ), drummers AARON KATZ (PERCY HILL) and LUKE SMITH (STRANGEFOLK), keyboardist RICHARD JAMES (PINK TALKING FISH), and bassist OTEIL BURBRIDGE (the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, DEAD & COMPANY). 


It’s time for the next installment of Signals! If you aren’t familiar, that’s a bimonthly (every other month) music series that features intimate performances from avant-garde artists. Local experimental music maker GREG DAVIS curates the series, which began a couple of years ago during his stint as Champlain College’s sonic artist in residence. This month’s featured performer is Canadian drone artist SARAH DAVACHI. Her music is sedate and amorphous, stretching and bending simple tones into deep, textured soundscapes. Davachi drops her latest album, All My Circles Run, in March. Creative audio software company Soundtoys hosts the event in its performance space at the Hood Plant in downtown Burlington. As always, a question-and-answer period follows each Signals performance as a way to deconstruct the series’ often-


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CITIZEN CIDER: Brett Hughes (country), 6 p.m., free. THE DAILY PLANET: Seth Yacovone (blues), 8 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Paul Asbell Quartet (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Cody Sargent Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. The DuPont Brothers (folk), 9 p.m., $5. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Vinyl Night with DJ Disco Phantom (vinyl DJs), 6 p.m., free. Annie in the Water, Evil People (jam), 9:30 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: Drew Angus (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., free. Navytrain (neo-Americana), 10 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: DJ KermiTT (hits), 8 p.m., free. DJ David Chief, 11 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Fatty Shay & Friends (hip-hop, hits), 10 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Standup Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. Girl Crush Comedy (standup), 9 p.m., free.

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BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Papa GreyBeard, Keith Williams (blues, folk), 6 p.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: D. Davis (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., donation. John Lackard Blues Jam, 8 p.m., free. WHAMMY BAR: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.


MARTELL’S AT THE RED FOX: Cal Stanton (solo acoustic), 7 p.m., free. Open Mic & Jam Session, 9 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Lesley Grant (Americana), 8 p.m., free.

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


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Person, Tender Thunder, Dragonfruit and Polyester Chu Chu. All were eventually rejected in favor of the bandleader’s name. But these particular names live on as the titles of several soundscapes — or themes, as she calls them — peppered throughout her album, Do You Dream. Iyer’s impeccable songwriting has the warmth and wisdom of Feist, the jazzy backbone of Norah Jones and the audacious experimentalism of Björk. Catch Thanya Iyer on Saturday, February 18, at the Light Club Lamp Shop in Burlington. LINA TULLGREN and BETHLEHEM STEEL open.

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MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: The Sways (indie), 10 p.m., free. The Red Newts (rock, blues), 10 p.m., free.

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NECTAR’S: Trivia Mania, 7 p.m., free. An Evening with the Funky Knuckles (soul, jazz), 10 p.m., $2/5. 18+.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Bow Thayer (folk-rock), 7:30 p.m., free.

RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: Rob Benton (rock), 9:30 p.m., free.


RADIO BEAN: Dining Room Table Pickin’ Project (bluegrass), 6:30 p.m., free. Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. Rose Street Collective (jazz), 11 p.m., $5.

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


ARTSRIOT: Comic Reliefe: A Benefit for COTS (standup), 8 p.m., $5/10/15. THE DAILY PLANET: The Hot Pickin’ Party (bluegrass), 8 p.m., free. DRINK: BLiNDoG Records Acoustic Sessions, 5 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Some Hollow (rock, folk), 8 p.m., free. DJ Disco Phantom (eclectic dance), 10 p.m., $5.

RED SQUARE: Dan Scott Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free. D Jay Baron (mashup, hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Steal Wool & Matt Hagen MC (funk, soul), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Zach Nugent with Sean Preece (jam), 8 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Short Jam (improv), 6 p.m., free. Joe DeRosa (standup), 7 p.m., $15. The Daily Grind: DJ Llu (improv), 8:45 p.m., $5.

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

JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Irish Jam Session (traditional), 7 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: Anthill Presents Third Thursdays (hip-hop), 9 p.m., $3/8. 18+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers, 7 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Red Clay Montpelier High School Jazz Band, 6 p.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: Dave Langevine (ragtime), 6 p.m., donation. Blue Fox & the Rockin’ Daddys (blues), 8 p.m., donation. WHAMMY BAR: Bird Full of Trees (roots, blues), 7 p.m., free.


MARTELL’S AT THE RED FOX: The Bakersfield Boys (bluegrass), 6 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Open Mic with Allen Church, 8:30 p.m., free.

mad river valley/ waterbury

outside vermont

OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Karaoke with DJ Jon Berry, 9 p.m., free.



BIG PICTURE THEATER AND CAFÉ: Bruce Sklar and Jeremy Hill (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

ARTSRIOT: The Mountain Says No (Album Release), Invisible Homes, Sad Turtle, Villanelles (rock), 8:30 p.m., $8/10.

GREEN MOUNTAIN LOUNGE AT MOUNT ELLEN: Fender Benders (bluegrass, rock), 2:30 p.m., free.

BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Peter Krag (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.

middlebury area

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Throttle Thursdays with DJ Gold (hits), 9 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: DJ Da.Root (hits), 9 p.m., free.

rutland/killington PICKLE BARREL NIGHTCLUB: Bruce in the USA (Bruce Springsteen tribute), 8 p.m., $10.70.

CITIZEN CIDER: Brett Hughes Plays Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, 8:30 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Tom Pearo (jazz), 9 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Lisa/ Liza with GREEF and Wren Kitz (experimental folk), 9 p.m., $5. Taka (vinyl DJ), 11 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free. Barika Album Release Party with the Fritz (world, funk), 9 p.m., $5. FRI.17

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REVIEW this Last Train to Zinkov, Regeneration (SELF-RELEASED, CD, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

History, memory and tradition endow Regeneration, the debut album from Last Train to Zinkov. LTTZ are David and Nathan Gusakov, a father-son duo who have been performing together in various formations for a few years — the elder Gusakov has played music professionally in Vermont for more than 40 years. The band takes its name from the Gusakov family’s ancestral home in Ukraine; they immigrated to the U.S. in the 1920s. The two recorded the album with Michael Chorney at the Goose Coop in Lincoln. Lane Gibson handled mastering duties at his studio in Charlotte. Regeneration is a collection of original and traditional tunes mostly rooted in Americana — folk, old-time and bluegrass especially. The duo’s instrumentation


is simple: David on fiddle and Nathan on banjo. The latter primarily plays clawhammer style, a percussive technique common to American old-time music. Modern compositional techniques keep the songs feeling fresh. But the family’s Eastern European origins echo throughout. “Horse” is an instrumental number that has David Gusakov breaking one of the most important rules he learned while studying music in college: Never play parallel fifths. Without going into too much detail, the rule stems from classical composition and asserts that parallel, or consecutive, fifths should be avoided, since harmonies flow better in opposing motions. So, what did Gusakov do? He wrote a whole song based on parallel fifths. It jockeys back and forth between feeling nervous and fearless. “Whose Woods” is another original composition, but its lyrics come from the Robert Frost poem “Stopping by

Woods on a Snowy Evening.” The original poem’s isolation and uncertainty emanate from the older Gusakov’s delivery of passages such as, “The woods are lovely / Dark and deep / But I have promises to keep / And miles to go before I sleep.” “Death” cradles its dark, scant lyrics with strumming and fiddling that ebb and flow between agreeable counterpoint and disparate conceptual musical themes. At its center, the younger Gusakov wails, “Oh, death / Oh, death / I hope it’s not too cold and lonely.” Of the album’s 12 tracks, “Last Train to Zinkov” feels the most Old World — though it seems to meld with the New World halfway through. It begins with a lone, sorrowful fiddle that expresses longing in a bleak, minor key. As the song progresses, the fickle fiddle’s quick 16th notes stretch, slide and yawn. The whole thing plays like a hoedown gone klezmer, which is not terribly unlike Last Train to Zinkov themselves. Last Train to Zinkov celebrate their album release on Friday, February 17, at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Regeneration is available at






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lose the thread. But at barely more than a minute and a half long, the track doesn’t have time to turn you off. It’s not a bad jam, just a bit meandering. But it prefaces the album’s last two songs, which are much bolder by comparison. The vision in “Unraveling Clouds” better showcases the band than do earlier tracks on the album. Barrows and Gelais are in a deep pocket here, playing a simultaneously laid-back but pulsing rhythm. Meanwhile, Cseh layers his guitars like finely woven fabric. After a gorgeous synth break, the band comes back in, driving and pummeling the groove with stop-start arrangements and handclaps. The record ends with “Slipstream.” At turns raucous and delicate, the song displays a stunning command of dynamics. It is also a showcase for Cseh to lay down some ferocious licks. Black Ox are a good band with a unique sound — and, at least for now, are solely a studio project. Still, after a few listens to their debut, one suspects they have heavier punches to come. Black Ox by Black Ox is available at


With Black Ox, Vermont has a new player in the small but surprisingly robust instrumental rock scene. In six tracks — a little less than half an hour of fluid jams — the trio’s self-titled debut album issues a well-articulated opening statement. The album creeps in with waves of feedback and delayed guitar notes on the sort-of-prelude song, “Material.” It’s a quick little dirge of creeping dread that almost hits a crescendo before billowing out like a puff of exhaled weed. It’s pure stoner rock, which is a sure-fire way into this reviewer’s heart, at least. (I fucking love feedback, you guys.) It also sets up the record’s true opener, “Samson,” an erudite and quasi-progressive tune that doubles as a musical mission statement. Here the band delivers a slow explosion of noise, with guitarist Alex

Cseh finding room to get weird and riffy around the driving force of drummer Cam Barrows. The song contains quick movements — a kind of crash course in prog rock. After a few minutes, bassist Matt St. Gelais starts bouncing around the groove as the band gets cagey. It’s an early display of Black Ox’s ability to shift gears not only quickly but in an interesting fashion — likely a product of the trio’s formative years together in the local band Vitals. The trick with instrumental rock is not to get bogged down and boring. Plenty of good bands have noodled and eggheaded their way into whole LPs of boring shit, despite good talent and intentions. By and large, Black Ox avoid this. “Lift,” for example, moves from jaunty indie-rock to Cseh and Gelais locking in riffs like a well-oiled machine to fullfledged fuzz reminiscent of early Queens of the Stone Age records. On “Night Shapes,” Black Ox nearly

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RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: Supersounds DJ (top 40), 10 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: Friday Morning Sing-Along with Linda Bassick & Friends (kids’ music), 11 a.m., free. Cooie Sings (country), 7 p.m., free. Umbel (indie), 8 p.m., free. Dirty Bird band (folk), 9 p.m., free. OSABA (grunge, punk), 10 p.m., $5. The Max Tribe (psych-rock), 11:30 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE: Giovanina Bucci (singer-songwriter), 5 p.m., free. Craig Mitchell (house, hits), 11 p.m., $5. RUBEN JAMES: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

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TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Cooie & Robin (rock, blues), 7 p.m., free.

also makes music under the moniker Scallops

northeast kingdom

Hotel, has a knack for blending humorous phraseology, highbrow intellectualism and

PARKER PIE CO.: Electric Sorcery (rock), 8 p.m., free.

sample-heavy production. Born Rory Ferreira,

outside vermont

he came of age in the Kenosha, Wis., rap trio

MONOPOLE: Capital Zen (jam), 10 p.m., free.

Nom de Rap. He’s also been an associate of the

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Harsh Armadillo (funk, hip-hop), 9 p.m., free.

niche Los Angeles-based record label Hellfyre Club. Milo’s recent releases, such as 2014’s A Toothpaste Suburb and 2015’s So the Flies

SIDEBAR: Doctor Rick (Red Hot Chili Peppers covers), 10 p.m., free.

Don’t Come, feature notable collaborations

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Harsh Armadillo (funk, hip-hop), 8:30 p.m., free.

Anderson .Paak, and Open Eagle Mike. Milo

THE TAP ROOM AT SWITCHBACK BREWING: Phil Yates & the Affiliates (indie, power-pop), 6 p.m., free.

champlain islands/northwest

SUN.19 burlington

with former Hellfyre members Busdriver,

NECTAR’S: Mi Yard Reggae Night with DJs Big Dog and Jahson, 9:30 p.m., free/$3. 18+.

performs on Monday, February 20, at ArtsRiot in Burlington. EUCLID opens.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Joe LaRosa (standup), 7 & 9:30 p.m., $20/27.


chittenden county

BACKSTAGE PUB: Karaoke with Jenny Red, 9 p.m., free. HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: BoomBox (disco, blues), 9 p.m., $16/20. JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Jeezum Crow (Americana, rock), 7 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: Mister Burns, Dr. No, Fresh Patterns, Self Portrait (hip-hop), 8:30 p.m., $3.




ON TAP BAR & GRILL: The Natural Selection (rock), 5 p.m., free. Nightrain (rock), 9 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: The Hubcats (acoustic rock), 7 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Dave Loughran (acoustic rock), 6 p.m., free. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Joe Sabourin (acoustic), 6 p.m., free. Zeus Springsteen, Black Rabbit (rock), 9 p.m., free. LA PUERTA NEGRA: Joe Moore (jazz), 6 p.m., free. POSITIVE PIE (MONTPELIER): The House Band (rock, funk), 10 p.m., $5. SWEET MELISSA’S: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5:30 p.m., donation. Tiny Montgomery (Bob Dylan tribute), 9 p.m., $5. WHAMMY BAR: Shape and Color Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free.



MARTELL’S AT THE RED FOX: Flat Nose Diesel Bus (jam), 9:30 p.m., $5.

MOOGS PLACE: Chris Lyon (Americana), 6 p.m., free. Zach Nugent and Sean Preece (jam), 7 p.m., free. Run for the Roses (jam), 10 p.m., free. RUSTY NAIL: Bobby Roberts Presents: Make America Fun Again featuring Quadra (’80s dance-rock), 8 p.m., $10.

middlebury area

51 MAIN AT THE BRIDGE: Loose Monkeys (folk, traditional), 6:30 p.m., free. CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: DJ Amanda (hits), 9:30 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Moose Crossing (jazz, funk), 9 p.m., $3.



ARTSRIOT: Jukebox: A Warehouse Chamber Music Project (neo-classical), 6:30 p.m., $5-200. Funky Town (dance party), 10 p.m., $2. BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Jeff and Gina (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Retronome With DJ Fattie B (’80s dance party), 9 p.m., free/$5. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Ivamae (folk, R&B), 9 p.m., free.


LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Thanya Iyer, Lina Tullgren, Bethlehem Steel (pop, experimental), 8 p.m., $5. Taka (vinyl DJ), 11 p.m., free.

champlain islands/northwest

MAGLIANERO: Iskra Print Collective Benefit featuring Swale, Villanelles and Heloise & the Savoir Faire (rock), 7:30 p.m., $10.

PICKLE BARREL NIGHTCLUB: Never in Vegas (rock covers), 8 p.m., free.

TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Erin CasselsBrown (indie folk), 7 p.m., free.

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Lux (funk, soul), 10 p.m., free.

outside vermont

NECTAR’S: Eugene Tyler Band (Americana), 7 p.m., free. Grippo Funk Band, DJ Rekkon, 9 p.m., $7.

MONOPOLE DOWNSTAIRS: Happy Hour Tunes & Trivia with Gary Peacock, 5 p.m., free.

RADIO BEAN: Famous Letter Writer (indie, New Wave), 8:30 p.m., free. American Beauties (folk-rock), 10 p.m., $5. Blowtorch (conscious punk), 11:30 p.m., $5.

MONOPOLE: Knott Dead (rock), 10 p.m., free.

OLIVE RIDLEY’S: All Request Night with DJ Skippy (hits), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Dave Clark and JukeJoynt (rock, blues), 7 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE: Sweet William & Sugar Cone Rose (swing), 5 p.m., free. Dave Keller Band (blues), 7 p.m., $5. 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.

WHAMMY BAR: Bob Dylan Wannabe Winners (Bob Dylan tribute), 7 p.m., free.

SIDEBAR: Phantom Airwave (prog-rock), 10 p.m., free.


THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Cookie’s Hot Club (gypsy jazz), 8 p.m., free. SMITTY’S PUB: Bob MacKenzie Blues Trio, 8 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Joe LaRosa (standup), 7 & 9:30 p.m., $20/27.

chittenden county HIGHER GROUND: Winter is a Drag Ball (drag cabaret, dance party), 8 p.m., $30/35. JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Gravel (jazz), 7 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: The Devon McGarry Band, Asbestos (folk, rock), 8:30 p.m., $3/8. 18+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Two Count (rock), 5 p.m., free. Cyn City (rock), 9 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: McKew (rock, country), 7 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Irish Session, 2 p.m., donation. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Comedy Open Mic, 6 p.m., free. The Tsunamibots, the Martians (surf-punk), 9 p.m., free. ESPRESSO BUENO: My Mother’s Moustache (folk), 7 p.m., free. Belle of the Fall (indie folk), 8 p.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: Kelly Ravin and Lowell Thompson (country), 9 p.m., $5.

MARTELL’S AT THE RED FOX: Beg, Steal or Borrow (traditional, Old & in the Way tribute), 9 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Dead Set Pre-Show Party with Gary Wade (Americana), 7 p.m., free. RUSTY NAIL: Dead Set featuring Oteil Burbridge, Zach Nugent, Luke Smith, Aaron Katz, Craig Broadhead and Richard James (Grateful Dead tribute), 8 p.m., $20/25.

mad river valley/ waterbury

GREEN MOUNTAIN LOUNGE AT MOUNT ELLEN: Brett Hughes and the Honky Tonk Tuesday Band (country), 3 p.m., free.

RADIO BEAN: Pete Sutherland and Tim Stickle’s Old Time Session (traditional), 1 p.m., free. Tim Haufe (folk, soul), 6 p.m., free. A Judgmental Swarm of Bees (folk-punk), 7 p.m., free. The Brothers Blue (old time), 8 p.m., free. REDadmiral (rock), 10 p.m., free. Staygold & the Ponyboys (alt-rock), midnight, free. SIDEBAR: DJ Rife (hip-hop), 8:30 p.m., free. Jack Bandit and Friends (hip-hop, hits), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Bluegrass Brunch, noon, $5-10 donation. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Scene Jam (improv), 5:30 p.m., free. Life of the Party (improv), 7 p.m., $5. Tinder Nightmares (improv), 8:15 p.m., free.


BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Bleecker & MacDougal (folk), 11 a.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: Live Band Karaoke, 7 p.m., donation. Live Band Karaoke, 7 p.m., donation.


MOOGS PLACE: Dan Hatheway (solo acoustic), 6 p.m., free.

mad river valley/ waterbury

ZENBARN: ONE over ZERO & Satta Sounds (funk, reggae), 10 p.m., free.

GREEN MOUNTAIN LOUNGE AT MOUNT ELLEN: Flannel Brothers (folk), 3 p.m., free.

middlebury area


51 MAIN AT THE BRIDGE: Deb & the Hayburmers (alt-country, blues), 8 p.m., free. CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: City Limits Dance Party with DJ Earl (top 40), 9:30 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Dr. No (rock, funk), 9 p.m., $3.

rutland/killington PICKLE BARREL NIGHTCLUB: Never in Vegas (rock covers), 8 p.m., free.

PICKLE BARREL NIGHTCLUB: The Nerds (covers), 8 p.m., free.

outside vermont

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Bluegrass Brunch, noon, free.

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ARTSRIOT: Milo, Euclid (hiphop), 8:30 p.m., $10/12.


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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. NECTAR’S: The Mangroves (rock), 9:30 p.m., free/$5. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Noah Lehrman (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. Brayden Baird (anti-folk), 8 p.m., free. Matt Goodell (rock, country), 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Family Night (open jam), 9 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Comedy & Crêpes (standup), 7 p.m., free.

chittenden county BACKSTAGE PUB: Open Mic, 9:30 p.m., free.

MONKEY HOUSE: Kelly Ravin (country), 6 p.m., free.


CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Trivia, 7:30 p.m., free. Miss Jubilee’s Curious Bingo Night (traditional bingo with a twist), 8:30 p.m., free.


MOOGS PLACE: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free.

northeast kingdom

PHAT KAT’S TAVERN: Jay Natola (solo guitar), 9 p.m., free.



THE GRYPHON: P’tit Trio (jazz), 8 p.m., free.




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

jiggles makes me feel all warm inside.” What a charmer. The duo drew attention with the 2012 summer-jam hit “Doses & Mimosas” and its raunchy, hedonistic viral video. Cherub are currently co-headlining a national tour — presumptuously titled “Your Girlfriend Already Bought Tickets Tour” — with dance-rockers the FLOOZIES. Both bands play on Tuesday, February 21, at the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington, with support from FREDDY TODD.

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Shlomo Franklin (acoustic), 9:30 p.m., free.

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Trivia with Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Tuesday Bluesday Blues Jam with Colin Craig and Friends, 7 p.m., free. Dead Set (Grateful Dead tribute), 10 p.m., $3/5.18+.

WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.

RADIO BEAN: Lokum (music of the Near East), 6:30 p.m., free. Grup Anwar (classical Arabic), 8:30 p.m., free. Honky Tonk Tuesday with Eric George & Friends, 10 p.m., $3. RED SQUARE: Karaoke with D Jay Baron, 7 p.m., free. Pop Rap Dance Party, 10 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Cam Will (folk), 7 p.m., free. Blackout Barbie & SVPPLY (hip-hop, hits), 10 p.m., free.

chittenden county

MONKEY HOUSE: Tiki Tuesday with the Full Cleveland (yacht rock), 8:30 p.m., free/$5. 18+.

CHERUB make bold romantic statements. Singer Jordan Kelley whispers sweet nothings in a Prince-

esque falsetto over gleaming ’80s synths. Samples: “You make me feel like an extra chicken nugget in a 20-piece meal,” and “The way your backside

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Open Mic with Eric George, 7 p.m., free.

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Cherub, the Floozies, Freddy Todd (pop, electronic), 8:30 p.m., $20/23.


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BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Old Time Music Session (traditional), 6 p.m., free. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Godfather Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: The Soft Openings (acoustic dream-pop), 5 p.m., donation. Open Mic, 7 p.m., donation.


MOOGS PLACE: Jason Wedlock (Americana), 7:30 p.m., free.

middlebury area

HATCH 31: Erin Cassels-Brown (indie folk), 6 p.m., free. Kelly Ravin and Lowell Thompson (country), 7 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN LOUNGE & STAGE: Karaoke with Roots Entertainment, 9 p.m., free.

outside vermont

OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Jazz & Fondue, 7 p.m., free.

WED.22 burlington

CITIZEN CIDER: Brett Hughes (country), 6 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Matt Andersen (blues), 8 p.m., $14/17.

NECTAR’S: Vinyl Night with DJ Disco Phantom (vinyl DJs), 6 p.m., free. Annie in the Water, ONE over ZERO (jam), 9:30 p.m., free/$5. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Ryan Ober (rock), 7 p.m., free. Stolen Moments (jazz), 8 p.m., free. The Hydes (rock), 10:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: DJ KermiTT (hits), 8 p.m., free. DJ David Chief, 11 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Jamell NYT (singersongwriter, R&B), 7 p.m., free. Ethan Snyder Presents (jazz), 10 p.m., free.

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Standup Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. Standup Class Show, 9 p.m., free.

LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Paul Asbell Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

chittenden county

THE DAILY PLANET: Tim McKenzie (folk), 8 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. The DuPont Brothers (folk), 9 p.m., $5. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free.

JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Bluegrass Jam Session, 7 p.m., free.

STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m., free.


SWEET MELISSA’S: D. Davis (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., donation. UMLAUT (Tex-Mex Krautrock), 8 p.m., donation. WHAMMY BAR: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.


MARTELL’S AT THE RED FOX: Ben Slotnick (folk), 6 p.m., free. Open Mic & Jam Session, 9 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Christine Malcolm (folk), 8 p.m., free.

mad river valley/ waterbury

BIG PICTURE THEATER AND CAFÉ: Kind Bud’s Kind Dubs (looped acoustic guitar), 7 p.m., free.

middlebury area CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN LOUNGE & STAGE: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., free.

rutland/killington PICKLE BARREL NIGHTCLUB: The Heavily Brothers (country, folk), 8 p.m., free.

champlain islands/northwest TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: Burlington Songwriters Group Session, 7 p.m., free.

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

outside vermont MONOPOLE: Open Mic with Lucid, 10 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Bow Thayer (folk-rock), 7:30 p.m., free. m



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Home Is Where the Art Is “Signs of Life,” the Great Hall B Y M EG B R A ZI LL

artist statement. One wonders if his artwork, in turn, affects the garden’s design. Sandes’ paintings might be described as belonging to the pattern and decoration school, given to imagery of flora and fauna. They evince the influences of other artists who have used such elements. One might see M.C. Escher’s intertwined repetitions in Sandes’ horizontal “Butterfly Effect,” in which butterflies flutter along a black band that twists and disappears at the edges of the panel. This painting and others make use of swaths of color in a way that recalls Escher’s infinite loops. The gallery labels call these “acrylic paintings,” but Sandes more accurately describes them as painted drawings. Up close, pencil lines are “Jack O’Lantern Farm” clearly visby Mary Welsh ible, showing that the paint was applied after the drawing was completed. The pencil has a purpose, too: Its graphite outlines add sharpness to the flora and fauna, as do bolder black lines from a brush or pen. The works are all on gessoed mahogany or birch plywood panels and finished with a coat of acrylic varnish. The frames, painted

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t the Great Hall in Springfield, an exhibition of paintings by Roger Sandes and collages by Mary Welsh, together titled “Signs of Life,” celebrates home and the natural world in distinct yet complementary ways. The Williamsville artists, who are married, use color, pattern and familiar imagery in their work. Those elements help the show connect with viewers in the Great Hall’s cavernous space. Sandes’ 15 colorful acrylicon-panel paintings, most from his “Water Garden” series, reverberate with “October Light” the movement of by Mary Welsh living things. His images, both horizontal (36 by 78 inches) and vertical (the same dimensions, inverted), may showcase blooming lily pads floating on a pond or a swarm of butterflies aloft on an air current. Trout and red skimmers swim. Frogs sun themselves and dragonflies hover. Harmony abounds. Welsh and Sandes’ perennial garden at home provides inspiration. “Some things thrive, some jump the beds and escape to the fields, some things we love just never last, but the garden endures,” Sandes writes in an





FIGURE DRAWING: Artists sharpen their skills of observation of the human form. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, Wednesday, February 15, 6-8 p.m. $10-15; preregister. Info, 775-0356.

ENDANGERED ALPHABETS PROJECT: Handcarved artwork by artist, writer and professor Tim Brookes, who aims to draw attention to the importance of preserving regional and minority cultures worldwide by using their writing systems. February 20-March 10. . f MICHAEL METZ: A retrospective of 50 years of taking photographs. Reception: Thursday, February 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. February 16-March 25. Info, Champlain College Art Gallery in Burlington.




AMY ROSS: “Butterfly Effect,” works in graphite, watercolor, walnut ink and collaged paper that envision hybrid flora and fauna. February 17-March 31. Info, 617-842-3332. Walker Contemporary in Waitsfield.

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‘AMERICAN FACES: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF PORTRAITURE AND IDENTITY’: An exhibit that brings together 90 portraits from more than 20 collections, exploring and explaining Americans’ 300-year fascination with images of themselves. February 17-April 30. Info, 443-6433. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College.


f ‘PRELUDE TO SPRING: BOTANICAL ART IN VERMONT’: Works by Vermont artists Bobbi Angell, Susan Bull Riley and Stephanie WhitneyPayne. Reception: Friday, February 17, 4-7 p.m. February 17-April 1. Info, 247-4295. Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon. f ‘RELEASE & REACT’: Works by 16 artists from Brush Strokes Studio, East Mountain Mentoring Artists and the Vermont Abstract Connection. Reception: Friday. February 17, 5-7 p.m. February 17-March 31. Info, 775-0356. Chaffee Art Center in Rutland. f ‘REVIVAL: STONE AND STEEL’: An exhibition of sculpture by Sabrina Fadial, Paul Marr Hillard, Don Ramey and Heather Ritchie. Reception: Friday, February 24, 6 p.m. February 15-March 18. Info, Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland.

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f SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS EXHIBITION: Award-winning writing and artwork by 143 area students. Award ceremony: Sunday, March 12, 5 p.m. February 18-March 5. Info, 257-0124. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.


f RENÉE BOUCHARD: “We the People,” new paintings and sculptures by the college artist-inresidence. Reception: Thursday, February 16, 4-6 p.m. February 16-April 7. Info, 447-4041. Southern Vermont College Gallery in Bennington.

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f HIGH SCHOOL EXHIBITION: Regional Vermont and New Hampshire public, private and vocational schools celebrate the creative achievements of their students. Reception: Friday, February 17, 5-7 p.m. February 17-March 10. Info, 603-448-3117. AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, N.H.

TALK: ‘INDIA’S HISTORIES’: UVM history professor Abigail McGowan uses objects on display in the museum’s new Gallery of Asian Art, as well as objects in storage, to explore how trade, religion, the arts and colonial power have shaped the material culture of the Indian subcontinent. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, Wednesday, February 15, noon. Info, 656-0750. TALK: WYLIE SOFIA GARCIA: Part of BCA’s new Artists at Work series, the exhibiting artist discusses the paintings and lenticular prints featured in her current exhibition, followed by an artist-led discussion on professional resources and opportunities. Burlington City Arts, Thursday, February 16, 6-7:30 p.m. Info, 865-7166. VOLUNTEER MEET N’ GREET: Folks interested in volunteering are invited to get acquainted with the art center and other volunteers. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, Wednesday, February 15, 2-3:30 & 5-6:30 p.m. Info, 282-3387.

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2016 AUDUBON PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS SHOW: An exhibition of the winning bird photographs from this year’s Audubon Photography Awards. A panel of five judges selected works from more than 7,000 entries, submitted from the U.S. and Canada. Through February 15. Info, 434-3068. The Skinny Pancake, Burlington. 4TH ANNUAL OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: “Orb Life,” more than 100 photographic images taken during the night in the streets of Vermont. These photon anomalies, aka orbs, on and around electrical poles and wires were captured in camera and randomly. Through March 31. Info, 490-6547. Art’s Alive Gallery in Burlington. ANNE CUMMINGS: Works created from the artist’s convictions about caring for the environment and the need to reduce, reuse and recycle. Through February 28. Info, 859-9222. The Gallery at Main Street Landing in Burlington. ‘ART OF WINTER’: A juried group exhibition of works by 26 artists addressing themes of winter, curated by Christy Mitchell and Ric Kasini Kadour. The show is accompanied by an “exhibition-inprint” of works by 19 artists in Vermont Art Guide #3. Through February 25. Info, 578-2512. The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington. BRIDGING PROGRAM PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT: Photographs by Melanie Webb of 11 high school students bridging the expanse between high school and adult life. Through March 3. Info, Penny Cluse Café in Burlington. BURLINGTON SHOWS

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“Signs of Life,” on view through April 21 at the Great Hall in Springfield. greathallspringfield

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TALK: ‘EXACTLY WRONG: TYPOGRAPHY ON THE BOUNDARIES OF CORRECT FORM’: Matthew Monk speaks about examples of historic, contemporary and vernacular typography that operate at the boundaries of correct form. Part of AIGA-VT’s Conversation With Creatives series. Goodwater Brewery, Williston, Tuesday, February 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Info,



‘EXPLORING HUMAN ORIGINS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE HUMAN?’: An traveling Smithsonian exhibition exploring milestones of human evolution through panels, interactive kiosks and displays, videos, and a cave fort. February 18-March 17. Info, 865-7211. Fletcher Free Library in Burlington.


calendars and end papers, then affixes the images to prepared birch or mahogany plywood panels. “October Light” (26 inches square, frame included) depicts the interior of an old-fashioned country kitchen, with copper-bottomed pots hanging on the wall and a large cast-iron stove. Seen through a window, the outside world is bathed in warm, orange hues: October’s light on the fall foliage. That light seems to spill inside, where the highly polished kitchen floor glows in the hues of autumn leaves. Welsh takes the motif a step further: The floor is actually a pond reflecting that light. Yet a table and chairs, a clay jug, a painted oilcloth rug and a cat poise there as if it were a solid surface. Fanciful? Very, but it works. Welsh intrigues viewers with these inside-out images. Some, like “October Light,” are interiors; others are exteriors offering a slightly voyeuristic glimpse into other people’s houses and lives. What goes on in there? What do those people do? Welsh poses such questions by layering images of other lives — perhaps past inhabitants’ — to the outsides of these houses. For instance, in “Jack O’Lantern Farm” (28 by 34 inches, frame included), 19thcentury portraits appear on the exterior front walls of a house. Rather than ghosts, these are reflections on the history of the place. Perhaps they are meant as a commentary on how our lives could be richer if we recognized those who have come before us in our homes and villages. For both Sandes and Welsh, artistic influences, extensive travels and living abroad have informed their visual styles and vocabularies. Now, though, they find their inspiration much closer to home. m

MAKE YOUR OWN ANTIQUE VALENTINE: A festive evening of valentine making, with supplies and examples of antique models provided. Vermont History Center, Barre, Wednesday, February 22, 6-8 p.m. Info, 479-8500.


by Sandes, are custom made and integral to the work — as are Welsh’s. Sandes invokes Claude Monet’s water lilies, though his are far from impressionist. These lily pads and pond are more precise, specific and realistic. Perhaps more important to Sandes’ work is the influence of Henri Matisse and his cutouts. While the size and bright colors of Sandes’ paintings make them dominate the room, a visitor can be equally drawn to Welsh’s smaller, more intimate collages. Most of her nine pieces on exhibit are grouped together at one end of the gallery. Shapes and patterns emerge from Welsh’s work as the viewer’s eye shifts from one unreal image to the next. At a glance, these meticulously cut and crafted works might appear to be a series of home interiors and exteriors. In reality, they are more akin to what our imagination sometimes sees — or misinterprets — in fanciful moments. “My collages are depictions of what we all take for granted — houses, rooms and their contents,” Welsh writes in her artist statement. “Viewing these scenes evokes memories and fantasies.” Welsh and Sandes are members of the Rock River Artists collective of 14 professional artists in southern Vermont. The couple share a 432-square-foot studio housed in a circa-1810 barn that overlooks said river. Its close quarters, with workspaces just a few feet apart, invite “input, helpful hints and lots of support,” according to a press release from the gallery. “I couldn’t imagine working alone,” Welsh is quoted as saying in the same press release. To which Sandes adds, “We really are a team.” The sense of place and history surrounding the artists’ studio figures in their work, especially in some of the vintage images Welsh incorporates. She sources materials from art magazines, art books,

FRIDAYS AT THE MUSEUM: Casual, informative programs ranging from gallery talks to short performances. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Friday, February 17, 12:15 p.m. Info,


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‘IMBIBE: DRINKING IN CULTURE’: An exhibition using an eclectic selection of drinking vessels to investigate the complex social, physical and aesthetic experience of liquid consumption. CATHERINE JANSEN: “1008,” an exhibition of the photographer’s images of India, including digital prints and projections, as well as ambient sound from field recordings. Through May 21. Info, 656-8582. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, in Burlington. ERIC EICKMANN: “Wet,” mixed media works from the past 10 years of the artist’s career, which address themes regarding the vulnerability of the sense of self in relation to the exterior. Through March 10. Info, 865-6223. Cavendish Gallery in Burlington. ‘IN THE DETAILS’: A group exhibition of works by 17 Vermont artists: David Ambrose, Emily Barletta, Mel Bernstine, Halsey Chait, Cathy Cone, Jonathan Cowan, Denise Driscoll, Lori Ellison, Patricia Fabricant, Jeanne Heifetz, Karen Henderson, Taney Roniger, Jessica Rosner, Gowri Savoor, Lynda Schlosberg, Oriane Stender and Carleen Zimbalatti. Through March 31. Info, 859-9222. SEABA Center in Burlington. LARRY RIBBECKE AND EMILY STONEKING: “Inspirations and the Labors of the Year,” 12 stained-glass reproductions of 13th-century Swiss medallions by Stoneking and nine abstract explorations of particle physics and theoretical astronomy by Ribbecke. Through February 28. Info, 658-3425. Flynndog in Burlington. LYNN CUMMINGS: Paintings in a wide variety of styles by the local artist. Through March 31. Info, 6519692. RETN & VCAM Media Factory in Burlington. LYNNE REED: “Interiors,” abstract paintings by the Vermont artist. Through March 31. Info, 233-6811. Indigo in Burlington. MISOO: “Inner Struggle Fought on Paper,” large paintings channeling the artist’s experiences of vulnerability. Through February 17. Info, 656-3131. Living/Learning Center, University of Vermont, in Burlington.




‘MOMENSION’: A sculptural environment made primarily from glass, metal and clay, by Vermont artists Bech Evans, Alissa Faber and Patrick O’Shea. Through April 25. Info, New City Galerie in Burlington. ‘THE PAST PRESENT’: Works by Molly Bosley and Athena Petra Tasiopoulos, who use metaphorical objects to explore humanity and unpack our relationship to the past. Through April 8. Info, 865-7166. Vermont Metro Gallery, BCA Center, in Burlington. RIK CARLSON: “Celebrate Your Ride: The Passion & The Art,” photographs of automobiles and automobilia by the Vermont artist. Through March 31. Info, 881-3821. Noyes Auto & Tire Service in Burlington. SALLY LINDER: “White Magnetism,” an exhibition of paintings and drawings inspired by the artist’s visits to the Arctic. Through April 1. Info, 652-4500. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery in Burlington. SARAH BUNKER: “Explorations in Abstract,” mixed-media paintings by the Vermont artist. Through March 18. Info, 540-8333. Sequoia Salon in Burlington. SHANE LAVALETTE: “One Sun, One Shadow,” a photographic series of the American South by the Burlington native, informed by the rich history of southern music: bluegrass, old-time, gospel and blues. WYLIE SOFIA GARCIA: “With My Voice, I Am Calling You Home,” a new body of work featuring paintings and lenticular prints that embody themes of domesticity, meditation and personal place-making. Through April 8. Info, 865-7166. Burlington City Arts.

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STEVE SHARON: “Where Is My Mind,” abstract paintings that represent the busy society we live in and the practice of stepping outside comfortable boundaries. Through February 15. Info, 861-3155. Karma Bird House Gallery in Burlington. ‘VOICES OF HOME’: An in-progress multimedia project featuring the stories of residents of affordable housing across Vermont paired with interviewee portraits by Burlington artist Corrine Yonce. Through

Catherine Jansen In conjunction with the opening of its new Gallery of Asian Art, the Fleming Museum of Art

at the University of Vermont presents “1008,” an exhibition of images by the Philadelphia-based photographer. Over nearly 30 visits to India, Jansen has trained her lens on, particularly, the region’s religious celebrations and rituals. “My own vision,” she says, “is informed by a living study of Indian spiritual practices in which my camera becomes an instrument of that discipline of attention.” Jansen’s artistic vision decidedly values the experiential over the contextual. Her images are “crafted from composite views” — that is, manipulated in Photoshop to enhance a scene’s dimensionality. The gallery offers several videos of the artist’s narration of her subjects and processes. Through May 21. March 1. Info, 888-492-8218. The Pathways Vermont Community Center in Burlington.

February 26. Info, 777-3686. Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction.

‘WALL OF LOVE’: This interactive installation conceived by Meredith Mann invites visitors to post notes and messages reflecting on the question, “What does love mean to you?” Through February 28. Info, 863-6458. Frog Hollow Vermont Craft Gallery in Burlington.

MARY ANN DUFFY GODIN: Watercolors by the member of Milton Artists Guild, Vermont Watercolor Society and Vermont Handcrafters. Through February 28. Info, 893-4644. Milton Public Library.

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“BACKSTAGE PASS: ROCK & ROLL PHOTOGRAPHY”: An exhibition featuring nearly 300 photographs, many rarely seen by the public, of famous rock-and-roll and jazz greats including Miles Davis, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, David Bowie, Prince and Debbie Harry. Through May 7. Info, 985-3346. Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne Museum.

f ‘FLUORESCENT LIGHT IN VACANT STOREFRONT’: A site-specific light installation by Montpelier artist Chris Jeffrey, presented by Overnight Projects. Reception: Saturday, February 25, 6-9 p.m. Through March 15. Info, abbey@ 11 E. Allen St. in Winooski. ‘THE HEART SHOW’: More than 70 “artist-interpreted” hearts by local artists are on display and for sale to benefit Burlington’s Spectrum Youth & Family Services. Through March 26. Info, 985-9511. Rustic Roots in Shelburne. ‘KALEIDOSCOPE’: A group exhibition of works by local artists. Through March 31. Info, ealexander22@ Jericho Town Hall. ‘LE PAYSAGE’: An exhibition of landscape photos juried by Sandrine Hermand-Grisel. Through


PETER FRIED: “The Commonplace,” oil paintings inspired by underrepresented elements of Vermont’s landscape and built environment. Through February 28. Info, 985-8222. Shelburne Vineyard.


‘THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND YOU’: An exhibit commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the landmark document. Organized by the National Archives and Records Administration. Through February 28. Info, 485-2183. Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, in Northfield. ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’: Works addressing racial justice by Alex Bottinelli, Cheryl Daye Dick, Jane Pincus, Jack Rowell and Anne Sarcka. Curated by Janet Van Fleet. Through February 28. Info, 223-2518. Montpelier Senior Activity Center. ‘CLASSIC TO SPONTANEOUS LETTERFORMS’: A retrospective exhibition of calligraphy by Rene Schall. ‘ROUND & AROUND’: A group exhibition of works exploring spheres, circles and endless loops, curated by Janet Van Fleet. CAROL RADSPECHER: “Clever Hand,” drawings by the Brooklyn artist. Through March 4. Info, 479-7069. Studio Place Arts in Barre. CATHY STEVENS-PRATT: A series of colorful, whimsical paintings of cats by the Vermont artist. Through February 28. Info, 223-1981. The Cheshire Cat in Montpelier.


f EROK: An exhibition of masonite block prints, poems and paper carvings, including a poem/paper carving based on the artist’s shadow-puppet show “Forgetting and Remembering.” Closing reception: Friday, February 24, 7-10 p.m. Through February 28. Info, Plainfield Community Center Gallery. ‘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. HEART OF VERMONT QUILT GUILD: An exhibition of quilted works including baby and full-size quilts, bags, table runners and more on display and for sale. Through March 3. Info, 262-6035. T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier. ‘I AM VERMONT, TOO’: An exhibition of photography seeking to bring awareness to experiences of racism in Vermont. Through February 27. Info, 828-0749. Vermont Statehouse Cafeteria in Montpelier. ‘IN PRAISE OF WATER’: Goddard College artists approach the theme of water from multiple perspectives: aesthetic, ecological, social, political, spiritual and contemplative. Artists include Richard Ambelang, Susan Buroker, Kate Egnaczak, Dan Goldman, Tom Hansell, Seitu Jones, Phillip Robertson, Cynthia Ross, Sharon Siskin, Ruth Wallen and Nanci Worthington. Through April 15. Info, 322-1604. Goddard Art Gallery, Pratt Center, Goddard College, in Plainfield.




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KATHY STARK: “... and the journey continues...,” abstract collages from five distinct series spanning the artist’s career from the 1980s to the present. Through March 30. Info, 828-3291. Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier. LARK UPSON: “Lark Upson Portraits and a Call to Action,” an exhibition of paintings featuring posed models and endangered species. Through March 31. Info, 828-0749. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier. LILA REES: “Transfixed,” an exhibition of oil paintings by the Vermont tattoo artist. MORGAN JACQUES: Nature and portrait photography by the Vermont artist. Through February 28. Info, 223-3338. Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. LINDA MIRABILE: “Avian Inspired,” paintings of birds and bird life. Through March 31. Info, Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.

‘SHOW 15’: Latest works by the collective gallery’s contemporary Vermont artists. Through March 11. Info, 272-0908. The Front in Montpelier.

TWINFIELD STUDENT ART SHOW: An exhibition of the semester’s works by media and painting students, including charcoal drawings, pastels and acrylics. Through February 25. Info, 426-3581. Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield.

‘GLUE, PAPER, SCISSORS’: Collage, painting and drawing by Hardwick artist Marie LaPré Grabon and Craftsbury Common artist Kathy Stark. Through March 5. Info, 888-1261. Gallery at River Arts in Morrisville. LEGACY COLLECTION: An exhibition featuring 23 living and 12 deceased artists whose works continue the legacy of Alden and Mary Bryan, founder and namesake of the gallery. Through April 2. Info, 644-5100. Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville.

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BRISTOL CLAY STUDIO EXHIBITION: Select artworks by studio students of all ages under the direction of Matlak Mayforth. Through February 28. Info, 238-6607. Art on Main in Bristol. ‘COMPOSED’: Exhibition of 35 photographs selected by juror and former National Geographic photographer Sam Abell for their use of composition. Through March 3. Info, 388-4500. PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury. DELSIE HOYT: “Re-imagine the Braided Rug,” an exhibition of innovative textiles by the West Fairlee artist. Through April 29. STANLEY HORACE LYNDES: “Family Traits: Art, Humor and Everyday Life,” an exhibition exploring family identity through the artist’s cartoons, caricatures, carved objects and fiber arts. Through May 12. Info, 388-4964. Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. MARILYN GILLIS: “A Visual Record: Recent Work,” an exhibition of fiber art made with handmade silk paper, fabric, paint, dye and other mixed media. Through February 17. Info, Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes. MOLLY WATSON HAWLEY: Landscapes, seascapes and portrait paintings by the Ripton artist. Through February 28. Info, 382-9222. Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, in Middlebury. ‘UNTOUCHED BY TIME: THE ATHENIAN ACROPOLIS FROM PERICLES TO PARR’: Early archaeological publications, antiquarian paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, books and more that represent enduring fascination with the Acropolis. Through April 23. Info, 443-5007. Middlebury College Museum of Art.


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THURSDAY, MARCH 2 Join us for an enjoyable evening in the Fleming Museum’s beautiful Marble Court where you can sip cocktails and hear how a sense of community develops in a pub from guest speaker Rosie Schaap, drinks columnist for the New York Times and author of Drinking with Men. The cocktail bar will be available from 5:307:00pm with the talk beginning at 6:00pm. Special cocktails created by Schaap and the bartender at Church and Main will be available. Guests will also be able to visit the special exhibition, Imbibe: Drinking in Culture before and after the talk.

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NATALIE JEREMIJENKO: The artist, engineer and inventor exhibits a mixture of recent and past works that focus on activating the space through environmentally conscious projects, in conjunction


‘AFTER HOURS: THE ART OF A FRAMER’: Whitney Aldrich, Heidi Fish and Kasey Loyer exhibit their paintings, illustrations and ceramics. Through February 25. Info, 244-7801. Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop in Waterbury.



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STEPHEN M. SCHAUB: “From Far Away,” works by the Pawlet artist that share narrative fragments through unique material combinations and customized photographic processes. Through March 31. Info, 828-5657. Governor’s Gallery in Montpelier.


‘ON PHOTOGRAPHY: RESPONSE’: Photographs by Vermont artists Kelly Holt, Duncan Johnson and Mary Zompetti. Through February 27. Info, 635-1247. Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College.


PRIA CAMBIO: “And Somewhere Else There’s a Beach,” beachscape paintings and drawings by the Vermont artist. Through April 8. Info, 479-7069. Morse Block Deli in Barre.

with her Spruce Peak artist residency. Through April 8. Info, 253-8358. Helen Day Art Center in Stowe.

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WINTER TERM STUDIO ART EXHIBITION: Students from winter term classes exhibit their works, including photography, drawing and painting. Through February 16. Info, 443-6433. Johnson Memorial Building in Middlebury.




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‘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. PATSY HIGHBERG: “In Living Color,” an exhibition of new works in watercolor and gouache. Through February 15. Info, 457-2295. Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock.

2017 STUDENT ART SHOW: Works in a variety of mediums by regional elementary school students. Through February 28. Info, 247-4956. Brandon Artists Guild.

SHERI TOMEK: “Asemic,” an exhibition of prints by the artist and graphic designer. Through February 28. Info, 295-5901. Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction.

‘SELF-COMMISSIONED WORKS BY CLARK DERBES’: An exhibition of sculptures made from locally felled tree stumps transformed into complex polygonal sculptures. Through February 17. Info, 282-2396. Christine Price Gallery, Castleton University.

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KATHY CHAPMAN: “Ordinary Saints,” paintings and stained glass by the Corinth artist. Through February 25. Info, Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury.

exhibition exploring what women of all ages experience as they cope with the pressure to maintain a youthful appearance at any cost, by Vermont multidisciplinary artists Mary Admasian and Kristen M. Watson. Reception: Friday, March 10, 5-8 p.m. Artist talk: 7 p.m. Through June 24. Info, Castleton University Bank Gallery in Rutland.

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‘MIRROR/MIRROR’: An exhibition reflecting upon the looking glass and all that it contains, from telescopes to magic tricks, disco balls to dentistry, fashion to psychotherapy, myth to superstition. Through May 1. Info, 626-4409. The Museum of Everyday Life in Glover. ‘WHEELBARROW ART’: An exhibition of works including oil paintings, prints, T-shirts, gourd art and more. Through February 28. Info, Hardwick Inn. ‘X-RAY VISION: FISH INSIDE OUT’: A traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution featur-



DOUG MASURY: “As If — Weavings From Oz,” handwoven art objects including Indonesianinspired wall hangings, African-style headdresses and hand-dyed bamboo scarves. Through March 31. Info, 603-795-4909. Long River Gallery & Gifts in White River Junction.

BEN BARNES: New landscape paintings of the Northeast Kingdom. Through February 21. Info, 525-3366. Parker Pie Co. in West Glover.



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ing 40 large-scale digital prints of X-rays of several species of fish. Through June 1. Info, 748-2372. Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury.

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‘OPEN CALL NXNE 2017’: A juried group exhibition featuring 51 works by 24 photographers and video artists, selected by Bernard Yenelouis. Through March 5. CAROLYN ENZ HACK: “Change Your Mind,” an immersive, site-specific installation consisting of layers of mesh, screens and reflective surfaces that undulate above and around the viewer. Through March 15. Info, 257-0124. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. ‘SIGNS OF LIFE’: An exhibition featuring the works of married artists Roger Sandes and Mary Welsh. Through March 31. Info, 258-3992. The Great Hall in Springfield.


JEANNE MCMAHAN AND PETER NERI: “Two Perspectives of Rural Vermont,” an exhibition of collages and pen-and-ink drawings by the Vermont artists. Through March 26. Info, 889-9404. Tunbridge Public Library. LOUIS C. CHAP: A retrospective exhibition of commercial art, paintings and other works by the late Stockbridge artist. Through February 18. Info, 763-7094. Royalton Memorial Library in South Royalton.

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ALLEN BLAGDEN: “Marking the Moment,” an exhibition of 62 paintings by the contemporary

CALL TO ARTISTS ‘BODY/IMAGE’: Seeking accomplished photography that presents the human body as subject for an upcoming exhibition to be juried by Gary Samson. Deadline: February 22, 11:59 p.m. Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction. $29 for five photos; $5 per each additional. Info, 777-3686.

BURLINGTON CITY ARTS COMMUNITY FUND: Local artists and small arts organizations are invited to submit grant proposals for up to $3,000 to be used for community projects that contribute to the public good. For details, visit or email direct questions to BCA Center, Burlington. Through February 27.

‘A GLEAM, A NEEDLE, FIBER, ART & METAL’: Embroidery by Shari Boraz and sterling-cast succulents by Case Hathaway-Zepeda. Through March 5. Info, 603-795-4909. Long River Gallery & Gifts in Lyme, N.H. NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS: A group exhibition of works by local Native American artists David Fadden, Dukon Harris, Sue Herne, Martin Loft, Leah Shenandoah and Jordan Thompson. Through February 24. Info, 518-563-1604. Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, N.Y. m

from the New England states, plus New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Works selected by jurors Claudia Fiks and Andrea Rosen will be included in a June exhibition. Works must be ready for professional display and ready to hang, and all accepted works must be for sale. Cash prizes will be awarded: $1,000 for best in show, $500 for second place and $250 for third. For details, guidelines and submission form, visit Deadline: April 3. Edgewater Gallery on the Green, Middlebury. $20 per entry; up to three entries per artist. Info, 989-7419. COMPUTERS FOR CHANGE: Seeking Burlington area artists to exhibit work. For details and to submit, email Computers for Change, Burlington. Through March 15. GALLERY AT RIVER ARTS: Seeking works in a wide variety of mediums and styles for consideration for two-month exhibitions in 2017 and 2018. Submit artists statement or proposal (two-page max), one-page CV, and images or video of work. Up to five images should be high-quality JPGs with a minimum of 2,000 pixels at the shortest dimension. Include description, title, size, medium. For video, submit up to three clips of five minutes max. Use links to artist’s website, YouTube or Vimeo. Submit electronic submissions to gallery@riverartsvt. org. Deadline: March 1. Gallery at River Arts, Morrisville. JAQUITH LIBRARY EXHIBITS: The Jaquith Library in Marshfield is seeking proposals for solo and/or group shows for the next year. Artists must live in central Vermont. Please send three to five images, a description of the proposal and an artist statement to jaquithpubliclibrary@ Deadline: March 1. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield. Info, 426-3581. VERMONT STUDIO CENTER RESIDENCY: Artists and writers are invited to submit materials for an upcoming Vermont Studio Center residency and will be automatically considered for a VSC fellowship. For details and to apply: vsc.slideroom. com. Deadline: February 15. Vermont Studio Center, Johnson. $25. Info, communications@

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‘ART-CADE’: The Cardboard Teck Instantute invites artists to contribute original game designs to its upcoming 11-year anniversary exhibition. For details and to participate, email Designed PinBox deadline: February 20. Karma Bird House Gallery, Burlington. Info,

‘CHAGALL: COLOR & MUSIC’: An exhibition exploring the importance of music to the Russian-French artist, presenting 400 works including paintings, sculptures, maquettes, gouaches, stained-glass windows, photographs, films, costumes and puppets. Through June 11. ‘SHE PHOTOGRAPHS’: An exhibition featuring 70 works by 30 contemporary women photographers, including Nan Goldin, Catherine Opie, Kiki Smith and Marnie Weber. Through February 19. Info, 514-285-2000. Montréal Museum of Fine Arts.


‘ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES’: Seeking images that evidence the hand of the artist for an upcoming exhibition to be juried by Dan Burkholder. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: February 27. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury. One to five photographs, $35; $7 per each additional.

BAHAR BEHBAHANI: “Let the Garden Eram Flourish,” an exhibition of paintings, installation and video inspired by the Iranian artist’s contemplation of identity. Through March 12. Info, 603-646-2426. Hood Downtown in Hanover, N.H.

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‘100 DAYS OF SPACE FOR CREATIVITY’: Inspired to act by the potential call to defund the arts on a federal level, Backspace Gallery offers a free and open space for artists to work while processing reactions to the current political climate. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., through April 29, artists are invited to meet with gallery director Christy Mitchell to pitch ideas on using the venue for displaying, creating, speaking or performing work. Email ideas to or show up during open gallery hours for more information. The Backspace Gallery, Burlington.

realist, curated by Caroline Welsh. Through April 16. LORNA BIEBER: “Forces of Nature,” eight large-scale photo murals and montages made by manipulating stock media photography to reinterpret the natural world. Through May 14. Info, 518-792-1761. The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, N.Y.

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ou can practically hear the beans being counted as the first of a gazillion shiny, brightly colored spin-offs goes through the motions, while never approaching the mad genius of 2014’s plastic-fantastic smash The LEGO Movie. These days, franchising isn’t so much a corporate strategy as a reflex. What Hollywood doesn’t understand is that lightning in a bottle can’t be bottled and sold. The LEGO Batman Movie starts promisingly enough, with a black screen and Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) gruffly informing the viewer, “All important movies start with a black screen.” Within seconds, though, the movie takes a turn for the decidedly not important. The Joker (Zach Galifianakis) and his minions launch a generic attack on Gotham. The Caped Crusader mops the floor with them despite being preposterously outnumbered, a gag that killed in Hot Shots! back in 1991. All in a night’s batwork, suggest director Chris McKay (2wks, 1yr) and five — count ’em, five — screenwriters, none of whom worked on the original. Then it’s home to the empty vastness of Wayne Manor, where our hero eats a lonely lobster dinner and gazes longingly at photographs of his slain parents. He may refer to himself as “the greatest or-

phan of all time” (his nonstop bragging is a running joke), but in his heart gapes a hole as big as the Batcave. You see where this is going. Where the first film offered a dazzling display of fresh, funny pop-culture riffs and formula-free inventiveness, this busy by-product mimics its look and manic pace while telling what turns out to be the most conventional of stories. Over the years, we’ve been served up Batmen who dance and Batmen who brood. We’ve even been offered a Batman with nipples on his costume (George Clooney is still apologizing for that one). Courtesy of McKay and company, now we get a Batman who craves the comfort of family. The makers of the movie throw in everything but the kitchen sink — though, if Warner Bros. owned the rights to a superhero called the Kitchen Sink, it’s a safe bet they would’ve thrown him in, too. The film’s a jarring jumble of product placement. When the rapid-fire jokes stop landing, roughly 15 minutes in, viewers have little left with which to occupy their minds. Though there are two pressing questions: what exactly characters as random and unrelated as Godzilla, the Eye of Sauron, Voldemort, King Kong, Gremlins, the flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz and Siri are doing in Gotham, and how the result-

THE BATCHELOR McKay’s spin-off gives us a Caped Crusader who’s grown tired of spending dark nights alone.

ing mayhem could possibly prove as ho-hum as it does. If they’d all come for a Supernatural Movie Character Convention, watching them attend would have been more fun. Which brings us back to Bruce Wayne’s empty batnest. Sure, it’s borderline touching to watch the Dark Knight adopt dorky Dick Grayson (Michael Cera) and take him under his wing — he eventually becomes Robin. And to see Batman find LEGO love with the new police commissioner (Rosario Dawson) — she eventually becomes Batgirl. But watching them become a happy little

superfamily is a pretty tame and tired payoff, compared with the mind-blowing metatwist that capped the original. Original. That’s more or less what it comes down to. The first film was. The follow-up isn’t. Most of The LEGO Batman Movie’s 104 minutes are devoted to action scenes, and audiences are likely to exit the cineplex baffled by their unrelentingly boilerplate quality. In this first of a great many planned LEGO spin-offs, everything is far from awesome. RI C K KI S O N AK





John Wick: Chapter 2 ★★★★


e expect certain filmmakers to fill the screen with artworks that reinforce their own striking visual aesthetics. Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty). Fashion maven Tom Ford. Chad Stahelski, former kickboxer, veteran stuntman, and director of the 2014 action flick John Wick and its sequel? Yes, actually. This is a movie in which the villain (Riccardo Scamarcio) owns a prominent New York museum and delivers sneering ultimatums in front of masterworks such as Antonio Canova’s "Hercules and Lichas." (The scenes were actually shot in Rome’s Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna.) Most American action films would use that fine-art motif solely to establish their bad guy as an effete product of European decadence. But John Wick: Chapter 2 is a different breed. From its scenes backdropped by New York’s great bridges to its gunfight in the Roman Baths of Caracalla, the movie is as much in love with art and architecture as it is with ass kicking. Rest assured, there is plenty of both. There’s also a healthy sense of the absurd — the element that helped turn John Wick into a cult hit. The title character (Keanu Reeves), a laconic former assassin, might as well be named Archetype, and his blank, placeholder quality is a joke unto itself. In the first film, Wick decimated an entire criminal organization to avenge the death of a puppy. In this one, he has a new dog, which he makes sure to board safely before em-

A BOY AND HIS DOG Reeves’ canine-loving badass returns in Stahelski’s sumptuous, silly sequel.

barking on that other staple of action-film plots: One Last Job. In his former life, you see, Wick belonged to an international network of assassins governed by a byzantine code of conduct. So, he has little choice when Scamarcia’s character, a Camorra magnate, calls in a long-overdue favor: He wants his own sister dead. After an action-packed opening, the film takes its time with this setup. Wick does so

much brooding in his mood-lit modernist home that one may be reminded of Nocturnal Animals. Then — boom! — the home goes up in smoke, and the movie ignites. In set piece after set piece, Stahelski combines an eye for lofty visual spectacle with a love for down-and-dirty fight choreography. John kills people with guns, with knives, with his hands; on subways, on sidewalks, in catacombs, in a mirror-ridden art installation

that (a recording amusingly informs us) is designed to make viewers reflect on “the nature of self.” Each time, the director alternates between long shots that effectively situate the combatants in space and sustained medium shots that render their clashes both artful and brutal. No frenzies of fast cutting here. There’s little in the way of character development, either, but plenty of color. The film goes to ludicrous and delicious lengths to flesh out its baroque criminal underworld, from the sanctuary hotel (no killing allowed) presided over by Ian McShane to the beggar army led by the unctuous Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne). It’s jam-packed with comic-book conceits presented with the brisk drollness of Terry Gilliam. Moving through this rogues’ gallery, Reeves doesn’t take Wick’s characterization much further than “pissed off ” and “tired.” But he sells those qualities, a rarity in a genre increasingly populated by super-powered man mountains. For all its cultured bric-a-brac, John Wick: Chapter 2 is a film of allusions, not of ideas; viewers expecting an actual meditation on “the nature of self” will be disappointed. But for action fans, it’s a bright spot in the winter-movie doldrums, a violent fantasia that keeps the eyes riveted even when the mind wanders. MARGO T HARRI S O N



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FIST FIGHT: Two feuding schoolteachers decide to follow the example of their students and “take it outside” in this comedy from frequent “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” director Richie Keen. Ice Cube, Charlie Day and Tracy Morgan star. (91 min, R. Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount) THE GREAT WALL: This historical fantasy action spectacle posits that the Great Wall of China was built to keep supernatural evils out — and mercenary Matt Damon has to make sure they stay there. With Tian Jing and Willem Dafoe. Chinese cinema veteran Yimou Zhang (House of Flying Daggers) directed. (103 min, PG-13. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Welden) I AM NOT YOUR NEGROHHHHH In this film essay, director Raoul Peck uses James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript about the deaths of Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X to reflect on race in contemporary America. (95 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 2/1. Roxy)

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JACKIEHHHH1/2 Pablo Larraín (Neruda) directed this unusual, impressionistic portrait of Jackie Kennedy (Natalie Portman) in the months following her husband’s assassination. (100 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 1/18)


JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2HHH1/2 In the sequel to the cult action hit, the tough-guy title character (Keanu Reeves) finds out he has an underworld bounty on his head. Chad Stahelski returns as director. With Ruby Rose, Bridget Moynahan and Ian McShane. (122 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 2/15)

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIEHH A breakout star of The LEGO Movie gets his own animated showcase. With the voices of Will Arnett (as the Caped Crusader), Jenny Slate, Channing Tatum and Ralph Fiennes. Chris McKay directed. (104 min, PG; reviewed by R.K. 2/15)

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ARRIVALHHHH1/2 In this sci-fi mystery from director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario), Amy Adams plays a linguist who must find a way to communicate with aliens before their sudden, unexplained presence causes global war. (116 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 11/16) BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALKHH1/2 In this drama from director Ang Lee, a young soldier (Joe Alwyn) is fêted as a hero on his return from Iraq, but lacks the words to describe what he experienced. (110 min, R) BLEED FOR THISHHHH1/2 Miles Teller plays champion boxer Vinny Pazienza in this fact-based tale of his injury and comeback. Aaron Eckhard and Katey Sagal also star. Ben Younger (Boiler Room) directed. (116 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 11/23) THE EDGE OF SEVENTEENHHHH A high schooler (Hailee Steinfeld) deals with the awkwardness of her BFF dating her older brother in this coming-ofage comedy-drama from first-time feature director Kelly Fremon Craig. (104 min, R)


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Here’s your mantra for the next three weeks: “I know what I want, and I know how to glide it into my life.” Say this out loud 11 times right after you wake up each morning, and 11 more times before lunch, and 11 more times at bedtime. “I know what I want, and I know how to glide it into my life.” Whenever you do this little chant, summon an upflow of smiling confidence — a serene certainty that no matter how long the magic might take, it will ultimately work. “I know what I want, and I know how to glide it into my life.” Don’t let any little voice in your head undermine your link to this simple truth. Lift your heart to the highest source of vitality you can imagine.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Will Giovanni sur-

reptitiously replace Allesandra’s birth control pills with placebos? Will Camille take a hidden crowbar to her rendezvous with the blackmailer? Will Josie steal José’s diary and sell it on eBay? Given the current astrological omens, you may have an unconscious attraction to soap opera-type events like those. The glamour of melodrama is tempting you. But I’m hoping and predicting that you will express the cosmic currents in less toxic ways. Maybe you’ll hear a searing but healing confession after midnight in the pouring rain, for instance. Perhaps you’ll break an outworn taboo with ingenious grace, or forge a fertile link with a reformed rascal, or recover a lost memory in a dusty basement.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): All naturally occurring matter on Earth is composed of 92 basic elements arranged in various combinations. Since some of these appear in trace amounts, they took a long time for humans to discover. In the 18th and 19th centuries, chemists were exuberant when they tracked down seven of the 92 in a single location: an underground mine on the Swedish island of Ytterby. That small place was a mother lode. I’m predicting a metaphorically similar experience for you, Cancerian: new access to a concentrated source that will yield much illumination. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The next four weeks will be an excellent time to upgrade your understanding of the important characters in

your life. In fact, I suspect you will generate good fortune and meaningful synchronicities whenever you seek greater insight into anyone who affects you. Get to know people better, Leo! If there are intriguing acquaintances who pique your curiosity, find out more about them. Study the oddballs you’re allergic to with the intention to discern their hidden workings. In general, practice being objective as you improve your skill at reading human nature.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In 1787, English captain Arthur Phillip led an eight-month naval expedition to the southeastern part of the continent now known as Australia. Upon arrival, he claimed the land for England, despite the fact that 250,000 aboriginal people were living there, just as their ancestors had for 2,000 generations. Two hundred years later, an aboriginal activist named Burnum Burnum planted the aboriginal flag on the White Cliffs of Dover, claiming England for his people. I encourage you to make a comparably artful or symbolic act like Burnum’s sometime soon, Virgo — a ritual or gesture to assert your sovereignty or evoke a well-deserved reversal or express your unconquerable spirit. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The ancient Roman rhetorician Quintilian authored a 12-volume textbook on the art of oratory. As ample as it was, it could have been longer. “Erasure is as important as writing,” he said. According to my reading of the astrological omens, that counsel should be a rewarding and even exciting theme for you in the coming weeks. For the long-term health of your labor of love or your masterpiece, you should focus for a while on what to edit out of it. How could you improve it by making it shorter and more concise? SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Do you know about the long-running kids’ show “Sesame Street”? Are you familiar with Big Bird, the talking eight-foot-tall yellow canary who’s one of the main characters? I hope so, because your horoscope is built around them. In the “Sesame Street” episode called “Don’t Eat the Pictures,” Big Bird solves a riddle that frees a 4,000-year-old Egyptian prince from an an-

cient curse. I think this vignette can serve as a model for your own liberation. How? You can finally outwit and outmaneuver a very old problem with the help of some playful, even childlike energy. Don’t assume that you’ve got to be relentlessly serious and dour in order to shed the ancient burden. In fact, just the opposite is true. Trust blithe and rowdy spirits.


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your lessons in communication are reaching a climax. Here are five tips to help you do well on your “final exam.” 1. Focus more on listening for what you need to know rather than on expressing what you already know. 2. Keep white lies and convenient deceptions to a bare minimum. 3. Tell the truth as strongly and freely as you dare, but always — if possible — with shrewd kindness. 4. You are more likely to help your cause if you spread bright, shiny gossip instead of the grubby kind. 5. Experiment with being unpredictable; try to infuse your transmissions with unexpected information and turns of phrase.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The meaning of the Latin phrase crambe repetita is “cabbage reheated, twice-cooked.” I urge you to avoid partaking of such a dish in the coming weeks, both literally and figuratively. If you’re truly hungry for cooked cabbage, eat it fresh. Likewise, if you have a ravenous appetite for stories, revelations, entertainment and information — which I suspect you will — don’t accept the warmed-over, recycled variety. Insist on the brisk, crisp stuff that excites your curiosity and appeals to your sense of wonder. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “We cannot simply sit and stare at our wounds forever,” writes Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. “We must stand up and move on to the next action.” That’s your slightly scolding but ultimately inspirational advice, Pisces. According to my astrological analysis, you have done heroic work to identify and investigate your suffering. You have summoned a tremendous amount of intelligence in order to understand it and further the healing. But right now it’s time to turn your focus to other matters. Like what? How about rebirth?


ARIES (March 21-April 19): By my estimates, 72 percent of you Aries are in unusually good moods. The world seems friendlier, more cooperative. Fifty-six percent of you feel more in love with life than you have in a long time. You may even imagine that the birds and trees and stars are flirting with you. I’m also guessing that 14 percent of you are weaving in and out of being absurdly, deliriously happy, sometimes without any apparent explanation. As a result of your generosity of spirit, you may be the recipient of seemingly impossible rewards like free money or toasted ice cream or unconditional tenderness. And I bet that at least 10 percent of you are experiencing all of the above.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I am launching a campaign to undo obsolete stereotypes about you bulls. There are still backward astrologers out there who perpetrate the lie that many of you are stingy, stolid, stubborn slowpokes. As an antidote, I plan to heighten everyone’s awareness of your sensual, soulful sweetness, and your tastefully pragmatic sensitivity, and your diligent, dynamic productivity. That should be easy in the coming weeks, since you’ll be at the height of your ability to express those superpowers. Luckily, people will also have an enhanced capacity to appreciate you for who you really are. It will be a favorable time to clarify and strengthen your reputation.


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Nantucket last May and your New Year’s resolution to go see live music every Monday. I got a thumbs-up when you came past me with your friend, but I never saw you again. I hope I do on 3/14 or 3/19 at HG. You are adorable! When: Monday, February 6, 2017. Where: Higher Ground Ballroom. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913849 OGE DIRTBAG TOOL TRADER You buried your tool to the shaft in a column of ice because you were too excited — and then smiled when you said it was harder to get it off then. On Valentine’s Day, can you take me to the Notch, dial me in, show me how to claw, clip me to a screamer and plunge it to the shaft? When: Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Where: OGE. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913848 YOUR HEART IS LARGER THAN ... your intricately woven pack basket. You emanate a tranquil aura with your mesmerizing smile and your luminous eyes. This perplexed world’s grander with you in it. Thank you, from the bottom of my grumbling tummy, for always feeding me. With every click of your knitting needles, you are stitching back together my faith in humanity. How fortunate I am to spend my days in your presence. When: Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Where: Horrorwood. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #913847


ST ALBANS MAN, WOMEN’S MARCH Gentleman walking toward his car after the Women’s March. My friend and I gave you a ride in our jeep to where you parked your car. By accident when you got out of the jeep, you took one of your gloves and one of mine. Would like to send you your glove and get mine back. —Bill. When: Saturday, January 21, 2017. Where: Montpelier. You: Man. Me: Man. #913846 RAINBOW, BUTTERFLY, KITTY, PRINCESS, MERMAID You are so very special, in so many ways. Your brilliance and wit, with a crushing smile, hits like your love tap on my arm “or an elbow to the ribs when I snore.” Happy Valentine’s Day. I know your dreams will come true. I’ll help however I can and always be here for you. When: Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Where: around. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913845 GOLDEN GLOVES B.D. SPFLD 132 POUNDS You knocked me out! Couldn’t figure out about your friend, but if you were thinking about me on the ride home, there’s a chance I could see you before next year. Let me know. I enjoyed meeting you. Otherwise, best wishes. —Rob.  When: Saturday, February 4, 2017. Where: Golden Gloves. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913844

PATTERNED TIGHTS & WORK BOOKS I have always admired the way you wear your snazzy tights tucked into your hard-core work boots. It looks like you are always ready to drive a motorcycle or ride a horse! Let me know if you want to go on a sleigh ride someday, followed by a pizza party and screening of Independence Day. When: Thursday, February 2, 2017. Where: Duxbury. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #913843 MY GARGANTUAN FUSSPOT Ace, you’re givin’ me the bourgeois blues with your opprobrium. I’ll give ya somethin’ blue, atop that unparalleled foam luxury; it won’t leave ya smilin’ and glowin’. You’re worthy of opulence, but I’ll leave ya with destitute. I RSVP to be your Clementine. Let’s exploit that aggrandized day. Skinny-dippin’ at the waterpark? Citrus in bed? Asbestos mine sledding? Love ya. —Trashboxx. When: Thursday, February 2, 2017. Where: Can I ride to Toronto with you?. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913842 THE CRACKHOUSE CALLED They want their mattress back. Said that the homey brown texture, affixed bits of hay and missing chunks combine to make it an irreplaceable memento. I love it when you fart on my waist. Be my valentine, ace? RSVP. When: Friday, January 6, 2012. Where: CSX Q173. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #913840 BLUE-HAIRED VIXEN AT AESOP We were both with our skinny friends, so I didn’t say hi, but you have fine taste in both fashion and music. What do you say we get together and see what’s what? Me? The bald, sweaty, dancing guy just in front of you. When: Friday, January 27, 2017. Where: Aesop Rock. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913839


I’LL BRING MY OWN MATTRESS Still not sure what whipping a backwards shitty means, but i’ll do it with you. Let’s spy on sea lions in Alaska, or at least let me climb your Denali while shotgunning berry-flavored 211. Persistence of memory pervades my mind; you invaded my heart. I’ll bring my own mattress, but you better be sleeping on it. I’ll play my Ace card. When: Monday, January 30, 2017. Where: Garden of Eden; Tacoma and beyond. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913838 THE SEA & THE SKY On a sunny August day, I spied you through the crowd. Your clementine sunglasses matched my dress. From the cheese caves of Jasper Hill to the shores of Lake Willoughby, I have thought of you. Let’s sail these seas under any skies together. When: Sunday, September 11, 2016. Where: Pride Parade, Burlington. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #913837 BORDER-PATROL BABE You were one of four patrol officers (JR) who detained my two friends and me as we strolled down the hill from exploring the slash. As you ran background checks and searched my vehicle, you cracked jokes, putting me at ease. You might still think I’m a mule for the cartel. Want to know for sure? Get in touch! When: Saturday, January 28, 2017. Where: Drew Rd., Richford. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913836 PP MISSES BP Caught you looking at me a few times with those gorgeous brown eyes. Wondering if you miss me as much as I miss you? cstayrhcimm&ymomns! When: Friday, January 27, 2017. Where: not at Rossignol Park. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913835

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ASK ATHENA Dear Athena,

I’m dating this guy, and I found out I used to date his sister, but I didn’t say anything right away. It’s totally random, ’cause when I was with his sister a long time ago, I didn’t know I would be gay one day. It wasn’t long with her, but now I’m with her brother and I really like him. I think I need to tell him before he wants me to meet her. I did it with her; do you think he needs to know that?


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Keeping It in the Family

Holy coincidence, Batman! You’ve landed yourself in an unusual circumstance. But don’t fret — it’s not so strange that you can’t work though it. And it’s not your fault this has happened. Sometimes fate just has a funny way of working. Your instincts are right: You need to let the cat out of the bag before your guy tries to introduce his sis. You’ve kept this secret long enough. Relationships that stand the test of time are built on trust; don’t start off with a major fumble. Be up-front right away, and there’s a good chance he’ll see this for what it is — bizarre serendipity. If you were to keep mum and he found out, he’d likely feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, messed with, weirded out — a whole host of unpleasant emotions you don’t want to cause. Word to the wise: Don’t divulge too many specifics, unless he asks and you feel ready to share all the deets. And what about his sister? You’re not responsible for their relationship, but it’s important to consider that she may not take kindly to sharing her past with her brother’s present. Hopefully she’s open-minded enough to support your romance — after all, she liked you once! Maybe she can again in a new context. I’m crossing my fingers that you two ended things amicably. Honesty is the best policy. Good luck — we don’t need any more drama here.



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