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That’s how many Vermont employees Keurig Green Mountain laid off this week when it discontinued its cold-brew line.


A thief took $2,500 worth of meats from a Marshfield farm stand that used an honor system to collect payment. What, no veggies?


South Burlington councilors are talking about joining the F-35 lawsuit — but it’s not clear if the idea will fly with a majority of the city’s decision makers.


Rising Tide Vermont protesters attached themselves to heavy equipment Monday to block construction of the Vermont Gas pipeline. Persistent people.


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1. “WTF: What’s the Story With the Hidden Cemetery in Waterbury?” by Ken Picard. An ancient cemetery is visible from I-89, but there’s no road access or signage. 2. “Suspects in Killing of Transgender Man Arrested in San Diego” by Mark Davis. San Diego police arrested four young people suspected of killing a man at a Burlington homeless encampment. 3. “Crash and Burn: Reconstructing an Accident Scene” by Mark Davis. Beth Howe was walking to work when she came upon a car crash — and pulled a woman out of her car moments before it caught fire. 4. “Sorrell Suffers Supreme Court Loss in Controversial Pollution Case” by Paul Heintz. The state’s highest court says Bill Sorrell missed his chance to sue oil refiners over water contamination. 5. “Four Arrest Warrants Issued in Fatal Beating of Transgender Man” by Mark Davis. More than a week after the assault, Burlington police issued warrants for four suspects in the case.

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t’s been a little more than a year since Sen. Bernie Sanders launched his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president on the Burlington waterfront — and he was an unofficial candidate for months before that. He’ll be back in town after Tuesday’s primaries, he told reporters on the campaign trail in California, to “assess where we are.” As political editor Paul Heintz reported on our Off Message blog, Sanders’ campaign was not conceding anything after the Associated Press’ surprise report Monday night asserting that Hillary Clinton had clinched the Democratic nomination. The campaign noted that the AP’s assessment relied on superdelegates who can change their minds before the convention in late July. The story infuriated some Sanderistas. On Tuesday, Vermont’s democratic socialist senator sounded a defiant note from the campaign trail in California. “Pundits and the political press want to call this race early, before every last person votes,” he said in a statement. “That threatens to suppress voter turnout in New Jersey, California, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and New Mexico. But we’re not going to let that happen.” Even Clinton’s campaign publicly fretted that the AP’s call might dampen turnout among her own supporters — and groused that it stole her thunder before her planned celebration Tuesday night in Brooklyn. As Seven Days went to press that evening, Democratic primaries



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Last week’s story “Growth Opportunity” misstated the number of chickens the Pine Island Community Farm sold last year. It should have been 2,000. The name of a business group in our May 25 story about a proposed hotel in Winooski was incorrect. It should have been the Winooski Downtown Redevelopment Association. in UK. I was impressed with your paper’s approach in trying to be objective and factual — unlike most UK papers.” Thank you for taking journalism into new territory by daring to air challenging public issues with rare candor and balance. Cynthia Norman



Next time on Interstate 89, I’ll keep an eye out for the cemetery [WTF: “What’s the Story With the Hidden Cemetery in Waterbury?” May 25]. Zachariah Bassett’s life story and participation in the American Revolution were fascinating. I do hope his tombstone is recovered.




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[Re WTF: “Why Does Google Think Vermont Is in Morristown?” May 11]: We are not cartographers or map enthusiasts in any way, but we are in AP Calculus, and since we’ve already taken our exam with nearly a month left before graduation, we have to keep busy somehow. What better thing to do than determine our own center of Vermont with some basic measuring skills? We did some simple calculations and came to the conclusion that Vermont’s true center is in fact in Bethel, slightly southwest of the town’s center, snuggled between Route 107 and Route 12. We began with an outline of the state, traced straight lines from the top right corner to the bottom right corner, then from the bottom right to the bottom left, etc. This created somewhat of a trapezoidal shape around Vermont. Then we measured all the sides and found the midpoint of each line segment. In order to pinpoint the center, we connected the north point to the south point and then the west point to the east point to see where they would cross. After that, we proceeded to doublecheck this point by tracing a circle from the center to the edge (with a radius based on the midpoint to the edge of the northsouth line). This circle enclosed almost all of Vermont, only leaving out a portion in the northeast corner and some of the top of the Lake Champlain islands. Now that we had gotten decent results on the Vermont outline, we replicated that process on a screenshot of Vermont from Google Maps. This led us to find a general area for the center so that we could go back to Google Maps and zoom in on that point. It ended up falling just southwest of Bethel, between Routes 107 and 12. Thus, yet another “center of Vermont” was born!


Of revolution and Brooklyn, however, I wish to footnote WTF’s reference to the Battle of Long Island. It’s actually the Battle of Brooklyn these days, as per John Gallagher’s 2002 book The Battle of Brooklyn 1776. When Sen. Bernie Sanders gave a stump speech in front of his Brooklyn boyhood home in April, it was on Kings Highway, originally an American Indian footpath, now a less-than-modern highway through neighborhoods punctuated with traffic lights. The British used Kings Highway after coming ashore at Gravesend Bay for the battle. One memory of mine was seeing Lyndon B. Johnson’s motorcade pass along Kings Highway in the run-up to the 1964 elections. Zachariah Bassett lived a long life after surviving the prison in Plymouth, England. Had he been taken prisoner in Brooklyn, he would have been one of the 11,000 colonialists who died in the British military prison ships at Wallabout Bay, the eventual location of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Yes, the battle was a defeat for the Americans. But consider that General Howe converged with 9,000 troops, and brother Admiral Howe with 13,000 soldiers, to fight 5,500 citizen soldiers. When the Americans slipped away to Manhattan, it was “after the fox,” General George Washington. And the rest is more history.



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Of course, not long ago, he and many others did have to. Hurricane Katrina chased Toussaint from Louisiana in 2005. Incredibly, he says he views the storm that destroyed both his home and studio as “more of a blessing than a curse” and cites the outpouring of goodwill and renewed attention on the city following the devastation.


For all his accomplishments, for all his greatness — and, make no mistake, he is great — Allen Toussaint is astoundingly, almost maddeningly modest. He will tell you he is far more comfortable being the man behind the scenes than the star of the show. In fact, were it up to him, he might never venture outside the Crescent City. Nonetheless, this Saturday he’ll be in Burlington to perform as part of the 2010 Discover Jazz Festival. “If left to my own devices,” Toussaint says in a recent phone conversation, “I leave New Orleans only when I have to.”

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Living Literature Founded by Jay Parini and former Vermont poet laureate Sydney Lea in 1978, the New England Review presents work that is both challenging and inviting. New England Review Presents Middlebury College Alumni & Faculty Authors introduces five writers whose works range from a novel written in a Syrian prison to poems and essays. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 51


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hen HAL COHEN agreed to serve as Gov. PETER SHUMLIN’s secre1/2 OFF BOTTLES OF WINE tary of human services in late IS NOW ON TUESDAY! 2014, he figured his new boss was halfway through an eight-year tenure. So he was surprised to learn, six months 197 NORTH later, that Shumlin wouldn’t seek reelection WINOOSKI AVE. in 2016 — and that Cohen himself might BURLINGTON 863-8278 soon lose the gig he’d just scored. TUES-SAT 5:30-9PM “To do this job, you really need to be in it for at least four years,” says Cohen, whose sprawling Agency of Human Services BARRIOBAKERYVT.COM encompasses half the state budget. “I was disappointed. But I could understand the political environment — and I was OK with it.” When Shumlin leaves office next January, the gov won’t be the only one out presents presents of a job. Including Cohen, 68 agency secretaries, department commissioners and their Lynn Ahrens and deputies serve at the pleasure of the goverStephen Flaherty’s nor, according to Deputy Human Resources TM Commissioner TOM CHENEY. Another dozen political staffers work directly for Shumlin on the fifth floor of the Pavilion State Office Building. All will be expected to tender their tickets and info at resignations before the next governor takes office, though some could be retained or rehired for other positions. “We all have mortgages and kids and June 16–July 3 lives,” says Secretary of Administration Thursdays through Saturdays JUSTIN JOHNSON. “To be honest, we’re all thinking about it right now.” 7:30 p.m. Johnson has been through this process Sundays 2 p.m. before — and survived. A commissioner of the Department of Environmental Seussical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Conservation in former governor JIM All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. DOUGLAS’ administration, he was retained when Shumlin took office in 2011 — though demoted to deputy commissioner. In the years since, Johnson has been Untitled-7 1 6/6/16 11:25 AM promoted twice — and now holds the most powerful position in the cabinet. That’s a problem, because while he says he “wouldn’t say no” to a job with the next governor, there’s nowhere to go but down — and he recognizes that whoever replaces Shumlin will want to name his or her own administration secretary. “I love this job, but I can’t imagine staying in it,” Johnson says, his voice growing wistful. “That’s just not how it works.” An informal survey of top secretaries and commissioners found that a surprising number of them would like to stay put — perhaps even if Republicans PHIL SCOTT or BRUCE LISMAN wrest the fifth floor from Democratic hands in November. “If it were the right governor, I would absolutely have a conversation about staying on,” says Secretary of Natural Resources DEB MARKOWITZ, a Democrat who herself ran for governor in 2010. “After the election, I’ll 21 Essex Way, Essex Junction, VT | 802.878.2851 assess who the governor is and whether or 12 FAIR GAME






not I can continue to do the good work with that governor.” LIZ BANKOWSKI, who served as chief of staff to former governor MADELEINE KUNIN and managed both Kunin’s and Shumlin’s transition teams, says “there should be no assumption” that any incumbent cabinet member will keep his or her job. “There may be some few instances, but I think the better part of governing and good governance is, you have to start over again,” she says. “Elections mean something.” Bankowski says that principle holds true even if a fellow Democrat — such as MATT DUNNE, PETER GALBRAITH or SUE MINTER — succeeds Shumlin. Such an intra-party handoff hasn’t taken place in Vermont since 1961, when F. RAY KEYSER JR. replaced fellow Republican ROBERT STAFFORD. It could be awkward, given the close ties between the Democratic candidates and the cabinet officials they might hire or fire. Take, for instance, Minter, who worked alongside many of them when she served as Shumlin’s deputy secretary and then secretary of the Agency of Transportation. Asked who they might retain, none of the five gubernatorial candidates would name names. Some provided generic statements such as Minter’s promise to “seek the best qualified leaders both in the private and public sectors.” Lisman extolled his credentials “growing organizations with the help of talented managers.” Their reticence is reasonable. There is little to be gained by alienating potential allies, becoming yoked to the Shumlin administration or appearing presumptuous. “I am not going to measure the drapes, move my desk or select a cabinet before the voters decide if they want me to be the next governor,” Galbraith declared. Whoever takes office next might find it more appealing to retain the cabinet’s apolitical appointees — particularly those who have worked their way up from civil service positions — or those who inhabit less sensitive realms, such as the AOT or Agency of Agriculture. They might be less likely to rehire the leadership of entities such as the Department of Vermont Health Access, which has struggled for years to fully implement the state’s health insurance exchange. “Vermont Health Connect is a disaster, and we need to throw significant people and resources at it,” Dunne says. Scott, who has been criticized by Lisman for voluntarily serving in Shumlin’s cabinet, says retaining incumbent officials is “certainly not off the table.” He pushes back against the notion, floated by some Democrats, that he would simply rehire Douglas’ old team.

POLITICS “I’m not Jim Douglas. I’m different. And I want my administration to reflect that,” he says. “The times have changed.” Cognizant that their time in state service may be coming to an end, some cabinet officials say they’d consider leaving early for the right job. Just last month, Housing and Community Development Commissioner NOELLE MACKAY stepped down to take a position with the City of Burlington. “I certainly keep my ear to the ground, but I’m not actively pursuing jobs at this moment,” says Agriculture Secretary CHUCK ROSS, who isn’t ruling out serving another governor. “But I’d be foolish to say that I would never entertain another job if the right thing came along between now and January of next year.” Labor Commissioner ANNIE NOONAN says she’s ignoring, for now, any future offers of employment. “I told someone, ‘Call me back in December or November,’” she says. “I’ve really got so much on my plate.” Bankowksi, the former transition chief, says she worries that fewer outsiders may be interested in serving the next governor, arguing that “the whole tone around public officials” has grown negative. “Why would anyone want these jobs in this environment of distrust toward public officials?” she asks. “You wake up in the morning and find protesters on your lawn.” Bankowski is referring to an incident last month during which environmental activists showed up at Public Service Commissioner CHRIS RECCHIA’s Randolph home wielding chainsaws and pretending to cut down trees on his property. They were protesting his department’s support for Vermont Gas’ ongoing pipeline extension. “When they come to my house at 6:15 in the morning, I have to tell you that was unnerving,” Recchia says. “Truthfully, I don’t think there’s a place for that in Vermont.” But he says the incident doesn’t diminish his appetite to serve. A DEC commissioner in former governor HOWARD DEAN’s administration, Recchia sought a job in the Douglas administration but was passed over and left government for eight years. He’s hoping his luck will improve this time around. “I’m not planning on that, but I’ll consider that if it’s offered to me — this position or another position,” he says. “And, frankly, it doesn’t matter to me whether it’s a Republican or a Democrat that gets elected governor.”

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Soon after he broke the news in March that the Department of Fish & Wildlife might euthanize an East Montpelier wood duck named PEEP, WCAX-TV reporter ALEX APPLE went missing. He hasn’t been seen on-air since. Was Apple disappeared by dark forces intent on silencing the duck? Did DFW Commissioner LOUIS PORTER euthanize him? Nah. Turns out Apple’s been in Fiji filming a new reality TV show called “Stranded With a Million Bucks.” According to MTV, which plans to air the show this fall, the premise is pretty simple: Ten cast members are stuck on an island with — you guessed it — $1 million cash. Those who last 40 days get to split whatever money they don’t spend in the meantime. Neither Apple nor his boss, WCAX news director ANSON TEBBETTS, would comment on his whereabouts. But our sources say that after a couple weeks of R&R in his hometown of Nashville, Apple’s expected to return to the station later this week. Whether he won or lost “Stranded” remains a mystery. But if he’s back to reporting on ducks in central Vermont, it may be safe to assume he’s no newly minted millionaire. m




tattoos. Last Thursday, her work graced the front page of the Freeps’ Vermont section again: this time a bylined story about a Burlington High School freshman seeking to illuminate a northern stretch of the city’s bike path. Here’s the thing: Dover’s no longer a reporter for the paper. She left the Freeps in March to work as a spokeswoman for the state Agency of Education. And while her piece last week looked, for all intents and purposes, like a news story — with a catchy lede and a portrait of the BHS freshman in question — it wasn’t. It was a glorified press release quoting one of Dover’s new bosses, Deputy Secretary HEATHER BOUCHEY, promoting the agency’s focus on “proficiencybased learning.” So what on Earth was it doing in the paper’s news pages? “It is always appropriate for a daily community newspaper to run submitted content,” says Free Press publisher AL GETLER. “We clearly label each piece to make it clear to the reader.” Getler’s right that many small community weeklies fill their newsprint with press releases from the town grange or the local little league. But until recently it would SECRETARY DEB have been unfathomable to think that the state’s largest daily would run state-sponsored propaganda, in full, outside its op-ed pages. Now it’s a matter of course. Two days after publishing Dover’s piece, the Free Press ran a “story” — again on the front page of its Vermont section — highlighting the successes of a Greater Burlington YMCA class. It was penned by none other than Y spokesman DOUG BISHOP. Unlike Dover, whose affiliation with the AOE was identified immediately below her byline, Bishop’s didn’t appear until the end of the piece — two pages later. “We run submitted stories from nonprofits all of the time,” Getler says. “We value the nonprofits in Vermont and have a strong relationship with many of them when it comes to submitted content.” It’s true that the Freeps is littered with “submitted content” from town historical societies and the like, often in the journalistic graveyard it refers to as “The History Space.” But it’s not just nonprofits that get to spin their stories in the paper’s news sections. Last December, the Freeps published a history of how FRED and JUDI DANFORTH founded Danforth Pewter — written, in an awkward third person, by Fred Danforth himself. “I think they thought it was a pretty good feel-good story in the middle of the holiday season,” he said at the time. “I was surprised it was on the front page, as well.”


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Historical Land Claims Trip Up Burlington Homeowners B Y ALI CI A FR EESE




or years, Donna and Travis Jocelyn have wanted to sell their New North End home and downsize to a condo with lower property taxes. In February, the couple finally found a buyer for their 1970s ranch house and was about to purchase a brick townhome in Essex Junction, closer to where their 10-year-old daughter goes to private school. Then came a bizarre twist: The buyer’s attorney did a title search to make sure there were no unpaid taxes or other claims on the property and discovered that the Jocelyns didn’t actually own the land their house sits on. By virtue of an obscure centuries-old document, it belongs to the City of Burlington. This was news to Donna, who bought the house for $136,900 in 2001 with no complications. To get a clean title and complete a sale, the couple needed the city to relinquish its claim on the land. The Jocelyns, who live on North Avenue across the street from the J.J. Flynn Elementary School, aren’t the only Vermonters residing on what’s called “lease land.” Whether they know it or not, a number of homeowners in Burlington and around the state could face similar legal complications. “Our guess is, this is going to affect hundreds, if not thousands, of Burlingtonians,” City Attorney Eileen Blackwood told the council on Monday night. Vermont’s lease land dates back to the 1700s, when the governors of New York and New Hampshire — who acted under the authority of the crown of England — set aside plots to be rented in order to raise money for distinct purposes. Income from leases on what was called “glebe land” went to the Church of England. (Glebe likely comes from the Latin word gleba, meaning a clod of soil.) Schools also received proceeds from lease land. The leases, which often contained provisions allowing the lessees to occupy the land for “as long as grass grows and water runs,” were essentially permanent. And while colonists couldn’t sell the land on which they settled, they could sell the leases to it.

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After the Revolutionary War, individual towns took over responsibility for the lease land. They continued to remit money to schools but, with the separation of church and state, stopped using it to finance religious institutions. In the ensuing decades, most towns stopped bothering to collect the rents — typically a pittance in today’s dollars — and switched to levying property taxes. But the practice, though largely forgotten, was never outlawed or otherwise removed from state statute. Paul Gillies, a Montpelier attorney with an affinity for the arcane, describes it as “a historical anachronism with a little bit of punch yet left in it.” He said he gets a handful of legal inquiries about lease land each year, and the conflicts occasionally end up in court. As in the Jocelyns’ case, the questions usually arise when property is changing hands.


Twenty years ago, attorneys rarely Stebbins was reasonably prepared flagged it, according to Gillies. But in when the people trying to buy the Jocelyn property recent years — as part of called him about an what he describes as “an 1885 deed identifying a evolution of ever more 12-acre wedge of land, restrictive analysis of the including the Jocelyns’ record” — “some title at0.1 acres, as glebe torneys have made this land. Written in neat an issue because they cursive, the document regard it as a defect of states that the land is title,” Gillies explained, “subject to an annual noting that attorneys are rent of $1.65 payable to exercising more caution the City Treasurer on because they can be held the 1st day of January liable for overlooking each year.” potential problems. B U R LI NG TO N C I TY Stebbins responded The Jocelyns’ attorAT TO R NE Y E I LE E N by asking Burlington for ney, Jonathan Stebbins, BLACKWOOD a quitclaim deed, with has noticed this change, which the city would too. “The issue has relinquish any claim to really been a hot topic in the last year,” he confirmed. His the property and transfer ownership to firm recently handled several similar the Jocelyns. Blackwood said her office has gotten cases in Fairfax, but they were quickly resolved when the town agreed to sign similar, albeit simpler, requests — for example, to sign a letter forgoing rent quitclaim deeds.




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from Bridges & Belfries “We’ve been digging through old dusty volumes,” Blackwood said. Last week, she brought a reporter into the vault room in Burlington City Hall where land records are kept in hefty red books stacked to the ceiling. She took out a laminated map from 1810 that shows the shaded rectangles marking lease land. The map has no street grid, making it tricky to figure out how those shaded blocks correspond to currentday properties. An 1810 map showing The largest lease land in Burlington sections are concentrated around Appletree Point, Rock Point and the South End, with a scattering of smaller areas in the Old North End and downtown. Based on that map, Blackwood estimates there are “hundreds of M-Sa 10-8, Su 11-6 EDGEWATER GALLERY acres” of lease MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT 4 0                     land in Burlington. 802 862 5051 As the city’s edgewater galler | two locations S W E E T L A D YJ A N E . B I Z six merchants row & one mill street legal team pored over archaic documents, the 6/6/16 Untitled-31 12:12 PM 1 6/3/16 2:21 PM Jocelyns lost the8v-sweetladyjane060816.indd 1 condo they were going to buy in Essex Junction’s Brickyard. The closing date on their current home — April 22 — came and went, and while the buyers agreed to push it back to June 13, that new deadline was fast approaching. In the end, the city acted — just the property. In the 1930s, the Vermont in time. After a detailed presentalegislature passed a law allowing towns tion from Blackwood on Monday, the to transfer ownership of lease land. council voted unanimously to grant a But the law’s wording was ambigu- quitclaim to the Jocelyns for a modest ous about whether towns had to charge fee of $50. Councilor Joan Shannon, money for the deed. And there were who is a real estate agent in her day other factors to consider: By giving up job, observed, “It’s pretty devastating lease land, Burlington would also be in the process of a sale to discover signing over rights to its underground something like this in a deed.” resources, such as minerals and water. In a separate interview earlier that Further complicating the city attor- day, Gillies suggested a longer-term ney’s research: Like many municipali- solution for lease-land dwellers: a Anna Mary Robertson (“Grandma”) Moses (1860-1961), ties, Burlington hasn’t kept reliable re- statewide, 21st century policy that Cambridge detail, 1944. Oil on Masonite, 20 1/4 x 24 3/8 in. cords of its lease lands. Blackwood and would put this quirky, precolonial Copyright © 2016 Grandma Moses Properties Co, New York. Collection of Shelburne Museum, Museum purchase. her staff have been trying to figure out problem to rest. m 1961-210.1. Photography by Andy Duback. just how much lease land Burlington Contact: has, and where it’s located. collection. She and her staff spent weeks researching how to respond. Stebbins said he didn’t blame Burlington for doing its due diligence. “They have an obligation to their citizens to do the right thing,” he observed, diplomatically. “On the other hand, they have an obligation to citizens trying to buy or sell houses.” Legally, nothing was preventing the city from giving the Jocelyns the deed to


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enese Grill wears her long brown hair Princess Leiastyle. She doesn’t drive a car or own a cellphone. She lives in Burlington with other creative types in a rented house on Strong Street that they call Aesthesia, a Greek word meaning capacity for sensation. She has a PhD, periodically teaches college and high school students, and writes and creates art — including a gigantic, handwritten panel text on the history of magical books that she’s been laboriously penning and illustrating since 2012. Grill is working on another oversize project as well: marshaling opposition to the proposed increase in building height limits downtown for the redevelopment of the Burlington Town Center mall. A plan calls for a housing-retail-office complex with two or three 14-story towers. They would be the tallest buildings in Vermont. It’s not Grill’s first Burlington development battle. She fought the housing planned for the former Burlington College land on North Avenue — unsuccessfully, as it turned out. But she was effective in opposing a zoning proposal last year that would have allowed more housing in the Pine Street Enterprise Zone corridor, which some feared would price artists out of their studios. “You actually can fight city hall,” she said. “You can change things.” Artists and nonartists have joined forces to fight the height change through a new organization called the Coalition for a Livable City, of which Grill is an active member. They started meeting informally about a year ago and came up with a name last fall. Members include alumni from Save Open Space Burlington — which fought the Burlington College development — and the South End Alliance, which fought the Pine Street zoning change. The coalition has distributed more than 4,000 fliers and launched a Facebook page called Stop the 14-Story Mall. Last month, the group rallied more than 100 people to attend a planning commission meeting on the height question. The coalition’s mission statement: “We advocate for a city that is peopleoriented, ecological and human scale. A city with sunlight, views, character

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and real grassroots democracy, that is livable for all people, not just those who can afford high-end lifestyles.” Current height limits on the downtown blocks in question allow for buildings up to 105 feet — about 10 stories — when a “bonus” for affordable housing and other desired amenities is included. The base height limit is 65 feet, about six stories, on most of the land occupied by the mall. The zoning amendment would increase the height limit to about 160 feet, or 14 stories, for the mall and several adjacent properties. The clock is ticking. Councilors approved a predevelopment agreement in May that specified the zoning changes must be adopted by September 12. If the council misses that deadline, mall redeveloper Don Sinex can drop his obligations — and the project. The planning commission should make a recommendation to the council in early July. The final zoning decision is the council’s. Opponents say it’s special “spot zoning” treatment for one developer

DEVELOPMENT HIGHER PURPOSE? Which parts of Burlington would grow higher if developer Don Sinex gets his way? The proposed zoning amendment would increase the height limit to about 160 feet on an irregularly shaped “overlay district” that includes most of the mall property along Cherry and Bank streets but leaves out the section that fronts the Church Street Marketplace. The 160-foot height zone includes several parcels outside the mall footprint: the Macy’s department store building, the city parking garage on the west side of Macy’s, the office building at 100 Bank Street and a lot used for parking behind People’s United Bank at 2 Burlington Square. It does not include the bank building, or the glass and steel office building at 150 Bank Street that was constructed in the 1950s and is considered a notable local example of International Style architecture. Also excluded: properties on the south side of Bank Street or properties on the north side of Cherry Street. The zoning amendment does call for another change: increasing the allowable building height on the Church Street Marketplace between Main and Pearl from 38 feet to 45 feet.

and could profoundly alter the scale of Burlington. “We have to decide what kind of city we want Burlington to be,” said Barbara McGrew, a retired consultant who has hosted many of the coalition’s meetings at her eighth-floor condo atop the Corporate Plaza building on Bank Street. “Once we get this height limit, 14 stories, there will be a lot of 14-story buildings downtown. It will change the character and aesthetic of Burlington forever.” Coalition members include Charles Simpson, who was at the forefront of the effort to preserve former Burlington College land; Lea Terhune, a New North End citizen activist; Tony Redington, a retired transportation planner who champions roundabouts; and Michael and Caryn Long, Henry Street residents who have long fought to improve neighborhood quality of life on streets near the University of Vermont. The organization of the coalition is somewhat “anarchic,” McGrew said, and members are talking about creating a steering committee to refine priorities.




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“propaganda paintings” that were among the works South End artists created last year to protest Weinberger’s support for housing in the Pine Street corridor. The mayor, who was satirized in a cardboard shanty village called Miroville, eventually dropped the proposal. The visuals helped, said Grill, who visits the Bread and Puppet Theater Museum in Glover regularly and appreciates the long tradition of fusing art with politics. “If you are an artist, you expand the vision of what’s possible,” said Grill. “I think that’s kind of the role of the artist.” She and other coalition members say they view the proposed zoning amendment as subverting limits that were carefully drafted and approved by the public. “They are trying to change these rules on the fly in response to a specific project,” GRIL L said Michael Long, a retired English teacher and former Burlington Development Review Board member. The mall project is “completely out of proportion” with the existing downtown, said Redington, a coalition member who is also active in the effort to redesign the Champlain Parkway project in the South End. McGrew wants to see some sort of mall redevelopment but said she doesn’t think city residents want a much taller downtown. “I don’t think the people who live here really want it to be another kind of city,” McGrew said. Coalition members talked during an interview at Long’s home last week. Fliers sat on a table as well as posters with building height charts. Some have charged that the literature is misleading, with building depictions that are out of scale and statements that fail to recognize the plan’s benefits. Grill defends the fliers and fires back that pro-mall city officials are misleading the public. City officials have championed the reclaiming of St. Paul and Pine streets, for example. But even supporters of reconnecting Pine acknowledge that it will be an engineering challenge that requires going beneath the office building at 100 Bank Street and navigating steep grades. And while city planners often refer to the downtown height limit as 105 feet, Grill and other coalition members say emphasizing the “bonus” limit masks the true impact of the proposed change, which would more than double the base limit — from 65 to 160 feet. After the interview on Henry Street, Grill headed over to her shared studio


Some meetings have drawn a half dozen people, others more than 20. They don’t agree on everything, but many of them feel the pace of development under Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger is “too much and too fast,” McGrew said. She won a court battle a few years ago that prevented an office tower from going up on College Street. The proposed zoning change could allow buildings that would obstruct her view, but McGrew said broader concerns spurred her involvement with the coalition. “I personally am not antidevelopment and I’m not anti-urban environment and I don’t think most of us are,” she said. “But we find so much happening with the densification and height and this ‘Burlington must grow, grow, grow.’” G ENESE The mayor continues to support the project and so do city councilors, including Democrat Joan Shannon. “I do not love going up to 160 feet, but given the option of going up to 160 feet or doing nothing with the behemoth in our downtown … I’d rather go up to 160 feet,” Shannon said. Weinberger supports the height change but says he is listening to opponents. “My position has not changed — redevelopment of the Burlington Town Center is critical to the city’s achievement of our economic development, affordable housing, financial and environmental goals, and I am committed to the predevelopment agreement and the process it lays out,” Weinberger said via email. “Given the city council’s 10-1 vote, I am confident the council is committed to the agreement as well.” Last weekend, coalition members distributed a flier at the Burlington Farmers’ Market warning that higher buildings could create shadowy canyons downtown, increase pressure to demolish low-rise historic buildings, and dramatically change the character of a city beloved for its human scale, spectacular lake views and historic streetscapes. “I can’t go anywhere without people stopping and saying, ‘I want to help,’” said Grill. Like others in the group, Grill makes art to illustrate her point. She fashioned the cardboard “coffin” that protestors carried into Burlington City Hall last year to symbolize their view that developing the former Burlington College land with hundreds of housing units would effectively “kill” one of the city’s largest open parcels overlooking Lake Champlain. She also made giant


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he main runway at the Northeast Kingdom International Airport is 1,000 feet longer than it used to be. Crews are laying pavement for a bigger taxiway and wide apron. Next up on the to-do list is a longpromised septic system. Later this month, hundreds of Porsches will converge on the airport in rural Coventry for a two-day Jay Peak Resortsponsored auto rally. It will be the largest event at the site since the Vermont-based band Phish held its “farewell” concert there in 2004. Despite the collapse of a series of mammoth Northeast Kingdom projects that included a grand vision for the state-owned airport, signs of growth have emerged on the hill overlooking Newport. Never mind the unfulfilled plans for a passenger terminal, warehouses, an airplane assembly plant and commercial flights into the tiny airport — all collateral damage of the April federal fraud charges against developers Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger. Local and state officials emphasize the airport’s promise, not the broken promises that have slowed its progress. Around the Northeast Kingdom, local officials and burned creditors are coming to terms with the gains and losses Quiros and Stenger left behind. But the party line is that most communities are generally better off with incomplete facilities than they would have been if the developers had never set their ambitious goals. The same logic prevails at the Coventry airport. “It’s a huge enhancement,” said Rep. Mike Marcotte (R-Coventry), who also serves on the Coventry Selectboard. “It gives us more of an economic development potential. Nothing’s been wasted up there.” The airport, formerly called the Newport State Airport, got a new, loftier name last year to reflect its aspirations. Whether the international airstrip can live up to its “international” claim remains to be seen. Since 2012, the airport had been a piece of the puzzle for Stenger and Quiros as they launched projects at Jay






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Peak and Burke Mountain ski areas and in Newport. Unlike most of those, plans at the airport were not funded through the federal EB-5 immigration program that grants U.S. residency status to foreigners who invest $500,000. The airport projects instead involved a mix of public and private money. The public projects, spearheaded by the state but largely funded with federal grants, are nearly complete. Using $21 million in Federal Aviation Administration money, and a 10 percent state match, the Vermont Agency of Transportation lengthened and expanded access to the main runway. It also paid for new snow-removal equipment. The state landed the FAA grants in 2014 in part because the infrastructure improvements would dovetail with Quiros’ and Stenger’s private plans. But none of the FAA money was predicated on the developers’ success and it isn’t at risk if the private projects are never completed, said Chris Cole, state transportation secretary. Quiros and Stenger hoped to lure charter flights from Canada to bring tourists to their new condos and hotels at Jay and Burke, and to haul materials to their planned biotechnology plant in Newport. Q Resorts bought the contract to operate the airport from Dan Gauvin’s Lakeview Aviation in 2012. They kept Gauvin on to run the daily operation, while also leasing airport land

— where they planned to build amenities — from the state. The state renewed Q Resorts’ contracts in 2014, but those deals expire June 30 and the state has no plans to renew them. VTrans instead plans to sign a new contract with Gauvin, said Guy Rouelle, who oversees the 10 stateowned airports as VTrans’ aeronautics administrator. The private projects came to a screeching halt in April when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged Quiros and Stenger with fraudulent use of the EB-5 money. A court-appointed receiver took control of their companies’ assets, including Q Resorts’ contract to run the airport, their newly built hangar and a fuel facility still under construction. Last November, just five months before the federal charges came down, Stenger staged a press conference at the airport to note completion of the runway extension and to celebrate his plans to build a new passenger terminal for an airport that has little more than a few outbuildings. He pledged that the improvements would attract commercial flights to Coventry. “This will be a great hub of activity and economic development that teams with everything else that’s going on,” Stenger told the smattering of local and state officials who gathered, according NEK INTERNATIONAL

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At Parker Pie in West Glover, the calendar is peppered with regular events: Trivia Night, Oyster Night and Music Night. Over the past 11 years, owners Cavan Meese and Ben Trevits have built a funky, popular pizza parlor and beer joint that has become both a local hangout and a destination for the farther flung. That’s just what Meese, a 38-year-old Glover native, had in mind when he moved back to Vermont from Philadelphia and realized his hometown didn’t have a gathering place. But his plans to put on bigger concerts have long been stymied by a lack of room to grow — and to park cars — in the tiny Northeast Kingdom hamlet. So in 2011, when he and Trevits had the chance to open a roomier restaurant at the airport just outside nearby Newport, it seemed like the ideal opportunity. “We could do more shows,” Meese said. “We were trying to build a place for the local community. We were trying to carve out a local niche.” That was the vision. Reality proved much different. Parker Pie Wings opened in August 2013, but it never hosted the larger dinner crowds or concerts Meese planned. It closed less than two years later, in May 2015. Today, the restaurant’s peeling sign is one of the only remnants of the business — along with the owners’ shredded credit and a pending lawsuit against them. Of course, many new restaurants never get off the ground. The case of Parker Pie Wings is different, Meese argued, because state government is to blame. As owner of the airport, the Vermont Agency of Transportation was responsible for obtaining the environmental permits essential to the restaurant’s survival. The state failed to do so in the timely manner Parker Pie was promised, Meese said. State officials acknowledge they were eager to add a local restaurant to the airport expansion plans, but said permits hit unexpected snags. Surprisingly, Parker Pie’s problems had nothing to do with other Northeast Kingdom expansion projects that imploded this spring. Developers Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger, both of whom have been charged with fraud, had plans to bring commercial flights to the little airstrip and build a passenger terminal there. But Meese doesn’t lay the blame for the restaurant’s demise at the feet of Stenger and Quiros, with whom he never interacted. “The whole thing feels unfair,” he said of his unsuccessful partnership with the state. “We weren’t provided with what we thought we were going to be provided.” While they waited for the promised septic, water and Act 250 permits, Meese and his partner outfitted the former airport café. They invested in equipment for a 50seat eatery, installing a large oven, walk-in cooler and freezer. When it was ready to open, though, the state still hadn’t come through. So Parker Pie Wings launched with seating for 25 customers — half the capacity it required to operate successfully.


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“Nothing happens overnight,” said Guy Rouelle, aeronautics administrator at VTrans. “We made it very clear. I think he has a different opinion.” In an email exchange with Meese in May 2013, Rouelle pledged he had “made it a personal mission of mine to push these permitting issues through.” More than a year later, in July 2014, Rouelle told Meese he was still working on those permits, but said he had made “significant progress.” Rouelle said he did make it a mission to push through permits, but, he repeated, permits take time, even for a state agency


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dealing with other state agencies. He said he thought at first the restaurant project didn’t need an Act 250 permit, then discovered it did. Of the key septic permit, Rouelle said plans to connect the restaurant to the Newport sewers turned out to be too costly and the airport’s clay soil complicated plans for on-site disposal. The state has since opted for a mound septic system that will cost roughly $1 million. Finding the right configuration took longer than anyone anticipated. Delays in opening cost the restaurant the chance to debut during the more lucrative summer season, Meese said. A manager moved on. But the real killer was not being able to host larger crowds. Parker Pie Wings sometimes had to turn baffled would-be patrons away, he said. More than a year after it served its last airport meal, Meese said the restaurant had lost $250,000. That means investors likely won’t be paid and the owners’ credit has been damaged because they borrowed $20,000 from a loan company that is suing for its return. The original Parker Pie in Glover, a separate company, is still doing well, he said. “If I had known that this was my one shot at a project this decade I probably would have chosen something else,” he said. The septic permit finally came through and construction on the system should begin this year — nearly four years too late for Parker Pie Wings.


“We were always told that we should be all done within six months,” Meese said, calm but clearly angry. “In January 2012, we were told June. In June 2012, we were told by winter. In the fall, it was ‘First thing in the spring.’” If he’d been working with private developers, Meese said, he would have been dubious of such promises. “The only reason I believed that was because it came from a state agency,” he said.

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Keurig Ends Its Cold-Brewing Line; Lays Off 108 Workers Keurig Green Mountain is shutting down its coldbeverage line and laying off 108 Vermont workers, the Waterbury-based company announced Tuesday morning. “After careful review and consideration, we are discontinuing the first generation of Keurig KOLD as of today and we are offering consumers a refund for the full purchase price of their KOLD drink makers,” the company said in a statement. “The decision to discontinue KOLD also means that the roles of many of our colleagues are impacted. Earlier today, we notified 108 Vermont employees that their roles were affected by a workforce reduction.” Suzanne DuLong, a company spokeswoman, would not say whether all of the lay-offs are taking place in Williston, where the KOLD operation is based. Nor would she reveal the total size of the company’s current Vermont workforce. The countertop cold-beverage maker debuted to mixed reviews last year. Some consumers complained the appliance was noisy and slow to cool after being plugged in. Others said the drink pods were too expensive. This round of layoffs comes after Keurig sent pink slips to 200 Vermonters last August as part of a 5 percent companywide workforce reduction. At that time, it had about 2,000 employees in Vermont. Gov. Peter Shumlin pledged Tuesday to help the workers find new jobs. “This is obviously incredibly difficult news for the Vermonters affected by these layoffs. Our first concern is for them and their families,” the governor said in a statement. “The Department of Labor is already working to provide rapid response services and connect affected workers with the many Vermont companies currently hiring and expanding.”







Shumlin Vetoes Renewable Energy Siting Bill On Monday, Gov. Peter Shumlin vetoed a renewable energy-siting bill — a decision that will bring lawmakers back to Montpelier on Thursday. To do what? It’s not clear. While some lawmakers are pushing to override the governor’s veto, others — including House Speaker Shap Smith (D-Morristown) — want to pass a new bill, pledging it will take just a Gov. Peter Shumlin at the day. Statehouse in January S.230 was designed to give local communities more say in the siting of solar and wind projects. The legislation led to a long and difficult tug-of-war between those who want more renewable energy in Vermont and those who’ve found wind and solar projects to be obtrusive neighbors. Lawmakers were still tinkering with it in the last hours of the legislative session. Shumlin argued in his veto message that those last-minute changes would have inadvertently halted commercial wind development in Vermont — not good for a guv who spent the last six years trying to beef up the renewable energy supply. Members of the House and Senate, which adjourned for the year in May, plan to return to Montpelier at 10 a.m. Thursday for a one-day session. Smith said he thinks legislators can and should pass a new bill that addresses Shumlin’s concerns. “My feeling is that this can be easily fixed,” Smith said. Meanwhile, Senate President Pro Tempore John Campbell (D-Windsor) said he’s dubious that lawmakers could agree on a new bill in just one day. Changes can be made next year, he assured. If the one-day session happens, however, he’ll ask senators to vote to override Shumlin’s veto. It requires two-thirds majorities in both chambers to do that.


space on Howard Street. Inside, the eight-foot panels of her book rested against a wall, and she pulled out the many paintings and signs she has made for past political efforts. Grill said she is looking forward to the June 15 launch of a new magazine she is editing, 05401 Plus. It’s a sort of sequel to Burlington architect Mannie Lionni’s zine 05401 and aims to examine art, development, politics and more. Contributors will include Diane Gayer, an architect with a studio next to the Howard Space Center who has been active in preserving studio space and fighting for a redesigned Champlain Parkway.

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change among VTrans officials at the time, his office considered the runway completion too incremental a step to warrant his attendance. Rouelle, who was there for the occasion, had already started to express doubts about the pace of Stenger’s and Quiros’ work at the airport. In a Vermont Public Radio story that aired just before the press conference, Rouelle acknowledged that people were asking, “Wow, Guy. Why did we give all of the transportation funding match … to this dead-end project?” Five months later, the federal charges made it clear Q Resorts won’t finish what it started, but Rouelle said that doesn’t mean growth at the airport is dead. The state plans to seek

At public meetings, Grill’s bohemian appearance — she is equally comfortable wearing mod vintage dresses and fishnet stockings or Victorian shirtwaists and longish skirts — has been a sharp contrast to the jackets and button-down shirts favored by the construction execs and mall redeveloper Sinex. She feels city officials might take her less seriously because of her quirky outfits. But if unconventional, Grill has shown she can be formidable. She said she’s thinking about creating something big for the height protest movement: gigantic puppets. Contact:

bids from developers interested in building a terminal. His agency will also take over the partly finished fuel facility, with federal money covering 90 percent of the remaining $250,000 cost. Forty-two planes are now based at the airport, which counts the nearby Ethan Allen furniture plant as one of its customers. Fuel sales at the airport showed a slight decline in business in 2015 from the previous two years, and 2016 appears to be on track to match 2015. Rouelle said construction is likely responsible for the reduced traffic. There may be little solid proof yet that business is ready to take off, but Gauvin, who has run the airport for more than 15 years, argued that the improvements were crucial to its survival. “It won’t be for nothing,” Gauvin said. “More jets will be able to land.” The runway expansion opens the airport up for use by larger planes — as big as a 70-passenger commercial jet, according to Rouelle. He conceded that the airport’s growth will be slower and less dramatic than it would have been. Last year, he projected that the number of flights would increase from 8,825 a year to 12,732 in 2016 — but those numbers factored in Quiros’ and Stenger’s now-stunted plans to bring more business to Jay, Burke and Newport. “I can assume that the forecasted activity will be less without that development,” Rouelle said. “I can also assume that the activity will be delayed until we can find another investor” to take it from here. Contact:





Earl R. Benway 1937-2016

Earl R. Benway died peacefully in Burlington at his residence on May 15 at the age of 79. Earl is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Lori Benway (Macdonough) of Underhill, and grandchildren Cameron Benway of Lake Mary, Fla., and Keagan Benway of Underhill. He is preceded in death by his wife, Diane Benway (Liberty), of Burlington. Earl was born on May 21, 1937,

in Burlington to Leo and Marion Benway (Lander). He attended Burlington High School. He married Diane Liberty on September 19, 1964. He worked in the taxi business ever since his father started a taxi company in Burlington. In the ’70s and ’80s he worked as a funeral director before starting his own taxi service in 1984 before retiring just a few years ago. During this time, he loved to travel all over New England for hockey trips with his son. Earl also looked forward to the summers when his grandson Cameron would come up to visit and drive around with him all over Burlington. He also enjoyed his time during breakfasts with his grandson Keagan. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m., with a service at 1 p.m., on Friday, June 11, at LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, with a reception to follow at Spare Time at 215 Lower Mountain View Drive in Colchester. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Earl R. Benway’s name to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Burlington at 16 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington, VT 05401.

Ulysses McLean

PLAINFIELD Ulysses Mirko Roman McLean died unexpectedly on May 26, 2016, in Montpelier. He was 44 years old. Mr. McLean was born in Plainfield and raised in Plainfield and East Calais. He was the son of the late Elizabeth Roman of Williamstown, to whom he was deeply devoted, and the late Taylor McLean of Jersey City, N.J., both of whom died in February. Ulysses graduated from U-32 high school, where he was a noted athlete and an All-State soccer player as a freshman, an unprecedented honor at the time. He went on to study at the New England Culinary Institute in Essex and began his

chef career locally, aiding in the prep and opening of Sarducci’s. He spent several years as sous chef working with executive chef Duane Alberico at the Best Western in Waterbury and the Steeple Market in Fairfax. Ulysses also worked under executive chef Michael Kloeti as chef de partie at Waterbury Center’s beautiful Michael’s on the Hill and as a baker and assistant pastry chef at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe. He also spent several years in Los Angeles, Calif., where his confidence and skills landed him as chef de partie at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel. Ulysses was also a master martial artist who began his studies at the age of 8 and pursued this passion throughout his life, earning black belts in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Shaolin Kempo Karate. By 2000, Ulysses was part of the Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Team and the International Hapkido Association, where he excelled as a disciplined, committed athlete and competitor. In 2006 he returned to karate, training independently with Grand Master Michael Pick of the Universal Kenpo Federation. Ulysses loved the outdoors and alternated working in restaurants

with landscaping, lifeguarding, and property and facilities management at prestigious resorts such as Topnotch in Stowe. In 2003, he earned his PADI advanced open water scuba diving certificate while traveling in Culebra, Puerto Rico, a place he planned to return to in the near future. Ulysses traveled and lived outside of Vermont many times in his life, yet he continually returned to central Vermont for the love of his family. His enthusiasm and spirit were infectious, and his smile could warm the coldest room. He touched many hearts with his endearing ways, his delicious meals, and his gracious, insightful teachings of self-defense and martial arts. He is survived by his sister, Sienna McLean-LoGreco, and her husband, Peter LoGreco, and his nieces, Ellanora and Francesca LoGreco, all of Los Angeles; and a brother, Ornan McLean and his wife, Annie Burmiester of Vergennes; as well as his stepfather, Wallace Roberts of Williamstown, and former wife, Jasmine Bigelow of Stowe. A memorial service will be held this summer.

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David Budbill Talks Poems, Tao and an Upcoming Tribute From Friends







t’s a surprise to realize that DAVID has never been poet laureate of Vermont. He might also have been named playwright laureate — for the iconic Judevine alone — if the state had such a thing. The four-decade Wolcott homesteader recently uprooted and moved to a condo in Montpelier with his wife, artist LOIS EBY. Budbill, who turns 76 this week, has been prolific over those years. As his website specifies, he’s authored “seven books of poems, eight plays, a novel, a collection of short stories, a picture book for children, dozens of essays, introductions, speeches and book reviews, [and] the libretto for an opera.” He’s been a commentator on National Public Radio and a performance poet on a couple of CDs. Oh, and he’s a musician: On those recordings, Budbill doesn’t just recite poems; he plays a Japanese wooden flute called the shakuhachi alongside New York avant-garde bassist William Parker. That tremendous output — never mind another couple of books coming out later this year — is enough to merit a tribute from Budbill’s peers and fans. But there’s another, tacit inspiration for the evening of readings scheduled for Monday, June 13, and hosted by LOST NATION THEATER in Montpelier: Budbill has been diagnosed with a form of Parkinson’s disease called progressive supranuclear palsy, or PSP. And his friends are rallying around him. In fact, Budbill handpicked the lineup of readers — “about half poets, half actors, so they represent those two facets of David’s work,” explained poet JODY GLADDING. A co-organizer of Monday night’s event, she said it came together after a recent reading Budbill did from his latest book, After the Haiku of Yosa Buson, at BEAR POND BOOKS in Montpelier. “It was packed, and at the end David [and daughter NADINE BUDBILL, who also read] got a standing ovation,” Gladding recalled. “It was clear that so many people feel such gratitude for David’s work, and BUDBILL

an event to honor it and him was called for.” In an interview last week at his home, Budbill was candid about his physical challenges. His matter-of-fact observations about his life echoed the Taoist nature of his writing — as if the man had become one with his poems. A typical answer to questions was some variation on “I don’t know why; it just is.” Though he doesn’t have the tremors that the name of his condition would suggest, Budbill can’t get around without help — usually from Eby and a walker. A long ramp extends from the parking area to the couple’s deck in their pleasant hillside neighborhood. Budbill’s vision has declined, so he finds it hard to read. He watches television, he said, and so far has listened to one audiobook. Though his handwriting has become small and cramped, he can type. Budbill’s occasional entries on his Facebook page — generally poems from his oeuvre — always get “likes” and appreciative comments. On May 31, he posted his poem “When I Get Depressed” to Facebook. In it, Budbill describes how, after he stares at the wall for a while, he lies down to read the ancient masters, “who move me / to even greater / depths of melancholy / and then / refreshed, and knowing / I am not alone, / I get up / and join the world / again.” In another, earlier poem, titled “On the Way to Buddhahood” and posted in April, Budbill’s words seem to presage — with characteristic humor — what he’s going through now. “Ever plainer. Ever simpler. / Ever more ordinary. / My goal is to become a simpleton. / And from what everybody tells me / I am making real good progress.” The following is an excerpt of Budbill’s interview with Seven Days:

planting potatoes. I fell over and couldn’t get up. I had to get Lois to help me.

SEVEN DAYS: When did you start having symptoms? DAVID BUDBILL: Two years ago. The first time I noticed something, I was

SD: You’re very philosophical. You seem to have merged with your poetry. DB: Have I? Yes, maybe I have.








SD: Did you have vertigo? DB: No vertigo. I just fell forward. SD: How is your vision? DB: Terrible. I can’t read at all. I can watch TV. I have double vision, but that’s not all … I’ve slowed down like crazy. SD: [As he lifts a cup of coffee to drink] You’re not shaking. DB: Why it’s called palsy I don’t know. SD: Are you on any meds? DB: Some — but the medications for traditional Parkinson’s don’t work for me. SD: On your website is an interview you did in April with your old friend David French. In it you said you weren’t writing anymore. Is that still true? DB: Yes. SD: But you have a book of poetry coming out [Tumbling Toward the End, due in February from Copper Canyon Press]. Is it a retrospective, or are they new poems? DB: They’re new. And I have a new novel coming out in October [Broken Wing, from Green Writers Press] … After that I’m going to write about Parkinson’s. SD: In preparation for this interview, I was revisiting your bio — I’d forgotten you went to seminary [Union Theological Seminary in New York City; he graduated in 1967]. How did you leave the path of Christianity for Buddhism? DB: I have no idea; it’s just the way it happened. It wasn’t unusual at my school … Taoism is so important to me. SD: How do you spend your days? DB: I watch TV. I sleep. I check my email. SD: Are you bored? DB: No, I don’t get bored — yet. It seems like I’m about to, but I don’t, yet.

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SD: Do you listen to music? DB: Some. I came across these videotapes of jazz icons. I listen to those a lot — Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane… SD: How do you feel about the upcoming tribute to you? DB: I’m flattered and pleased. We’ve got 10 people reading. Two hundred people are coming, and more are signing up every day. The people organizing it are friends, so it should be lovely. SD: Have you heard other people read your work before? DB: I haven’t, so that will be interesting, to see what they do. I haven’t said anything to anyone about how to read. I know who is reading what, but nothing more than that. We have an all-star cast… [daughter Nadine, EDGAR DAVIS, RUSTY DEWEES, Gladding, GEOF HEWITT, DAVID HINTON, MORGAN IRONS, SYDNEY LEA, ELLEN MCCULLOCHLOVELL and ROBERT NUNER; introduction by TOM SLAYTON and music by ERIK NIELSEN]. SD: How much of your work is autobiographical? DB: I write about my own life, but I don’t know how much of that is autobiographical. SD: You mean it’s more universal? DB: Yeah. I hope so — that’s what connects me to everyone else. And that’s what’s so amazing about the ancient Chinese poets: They were always writing about themselves, but it was really about everybody. The full interview with David Budbill is online at

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repainting the brick wall outside his family’s market, which has been tagged repeatedly. Wilson, whose nonprofit helps direct the energies of teens and young adults into productive and creative pursuits, reached out to local artists the ANTHILL COLLECTIVE to offer the wall for a mural. They, in turn, contacted Muck. Her painting features Ali flanked by a butterfly and a bee, a tribute to the heavyweight champ’s most famous quote: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.” Ali is draped in an African kente cloth, which also has special significance to Awhaitey’s family, being native to the Akan ethnic group of southern Ghana. Awhaitey, who was born in Atlanta and has degrees in nutrition from Virginia State University, sees the mural as a positive omen for his latest pursuit: helping his family prepare traditional African meals that incorporate more nutritious ingredients. The market will begin selling those prepared meals in about two weeks. “My uncle didn’t know the whole story [about Muhammad Ali],” Awhaitey says. “So when I told it to him, he was like, ‘Don’t you see the significance of that? God has put this [mural] up there to let you know that you have to be the greatest, as well.’”


hen Jules Muck visited Burlington last weekend, the street artist from Venice, Calif., was invited to paint a mural on the side of Mawuhi African Market in the Old North End. Her subject? Muhammad Ali. She chose to depict the boxing legend because he had died the previous day of Parkinson’s disease at age 74. More than a champion athlete, Ali transcended his sport to become a global ambassador and one of the most recognized faces on the planet. When she selected her subject, however, Muck had no idea that the market’s Ghanaian owners had a personal connection to “the Greatest.” PRINCE NARTEY AWHAITEY — Prince is his first name, not a title, he clarifies — grew up in Burlington and, after a 10-year absence, returned in January to help his family prepare African meals for sale. When Awhaitey was 5 years old, his family put him on a plane by himself from Tennessee to New York. As he boarded the flight, Ali, a fellow passenger, told Awhaitey’s parents that he’d keep an eye on the child. “Muhammad Ali said he’d be willing to babysit me,” says Awhaitey, now 28. “All I can remember is sitting on Muhammad Ali’s lap and him showing me magic tricks. I still have the itinerary.” Muck, who is currently touring the East Coast, knew none of this until after she’d finished her mural — in a mere three and a half hours, Awhaitey notes. Once an illegal graffiti artist, Muck was discovered at a young age by the legendary Lady Pink and has spray-painted likenesses from David Bowie to Pee-wee Herman to BERNIE SANDERS. Last summer, she was commissioned by Vermont artist MERYL LEBOWITZ to paint “Bernie Barn” — a likeness of Vermont’s independent senator and Democratic presidential contender on the wall of a barn in Kirby. “That made me fall in love with Vermont,” Muck says. “I do these trips to get inspired and spread the vibe. It’s like you have family everywhere you go.” Ironically, she came to the Old North End to help solve a graffiti problem. A few months ago, Awhaitey contacted BRUCE WILSON of Service Rendered about


A New Play Evokes RealLife Drama Starring Big Oil and a Small Town B Y JA CQ UELI N E L AWLER


he new play The Gods of the Hills gets its name from an Ethan Allen quote: “The gods of the valley are not the gods of the hills.” But to whom do we answer when the gods of meaningful progress are at war with the gods of independence and democracy? Burlington playwright LESLEY BECKER explores this conflict of loyalties in her “pre-apocalyptic” play about how the big business of energy impacts smalltown folk. Her story follows a community divided by corruption, blackmail and betrayal, and involves a debate about who should preside over the land. At staged readings of The Gods of the Hills, to be held June 11 and 12 at

in Burlington and June 18 at the Irasburg Town Hall, actors will perform with scripts in hand. The idea is to give Becker a chance to see how her play looks on its feet — it’s been two years since she started writing it. And a discussion following each show, with panelists including officials and advocates, will give audiences an opportunity to grapple with the questions raised in the play. A member of Vermonters for a Clean Environment, Becker writes with an unabashed eco slant, both in Gods and a previous play, Winds of Change. But the playwright is quick to point out that she focuses on social issues more than strictly environL ESLEY BECKER mental ones. “I’m writing ARTS






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plays about what it is like to live in these times,” Becker says, “and we live in a time when there’s lots of environmental issues shaping the world we live in.” Residents of Irasburg will find the central conflict of Gods eerily similar to their town’s recent debate about a proposal to revitalize a now-dry 75-year-old pipeline by reversing its flow with tar sands oil. That natural resource emits high levels of greenhouse gases. It is also highly corrosive, which greatly increases the likelihood of its leaking from the dilapidated pipeline. For Becker, “The saying about life imitating art became really relevant,” she says. “I wanted to write about this pipeline, and I was trying to figure out

what would make the reversal of the pipe more important for the play. So I thought, I’ll put it over an aquifer and the town drinking water.” As she did more research, she found out the pipeline does run over local water supplies. Talk about dramatic effect: The 200-mile-long pipeline, which runs from Maine to Montréal, would pose a serious risk of contaminating drinking water if it leaked. The more Becker learned, the more she realized she did not have to fabricate the “what ifs” of risky energyindustry practices — they are happening. But the play is about more than pipeline pros and cons. In Becker’s script, corporate lawyers strong-arm local officials using coercion and nondisclosure

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aryl Churchill’s A Number is a classic father-son tale. In this play set over a series of intimate conversations, conflict arises when it’s revealed that the genetic material the father used to clone his new son — and replace his estranged son — had also been used to clone dozens of other look-alikes. Well, maybe it’s not so classic. But the play does have the perfect DNA for the fifth annual Bake Off at VERMONT STAGE. The Bake Off divides one play into three sections, which are then


















interpreted by three different directors and performed by three sets of actors. The result is a unique display of how the individual creativity of a director, and an ensemble, can lead to vastly different treatments. The production, in Burlington’s FLYNNSPACE, is followed by a Q&A with the directors to enhance audience understanding of their choices. Each director’s plans are under strict lock and key; even producing artistic director CRISTINA ALICEA is largely in the dark. “I do not allow [the directors] to talk to each other,” she says. “Even for me — they tell me the items they need, and I want to know how I can help facilitate the process, but ultimately it’s about them finding a way to express themselves.” The format of the evening encourages directors to take risks.

“If you’re only doing a section of a play, it allows you to test the boundaries of gender or setting,” Alicea explains. “You can do things that would be wrong in the context of a full production but are bizarre and wonderful for a portion of it. “Thematically,” she adds, “I love having fun with [A Number]. It’s very meta-theatrical. It’s a show about cloning, and we are going to ‘clone’ the play three times. It’s sort of an inside joke with the audience.” PATRICK CLOW, the Bake Off ’s opening director, has the tricky job of crafting the audience’s original expeC R I S TI NA rience with A Number, before it is “cloned” by the other two directors. The play’s dialogue is disjointed and deliberately fractured, yet

the audience must become voyeurs into these unraveling relationships under Clow’s direction. Second director ALY PERRY is also the education manager at Vermont Stage. Asked whether she found it difficult to work with the play’s middle, she puts it like this: “When you’re directing, sometimes you have all these great ideas for a certain section, and you want to rush through to get to where you’re excited. So, OK, we’re going to start where we’re excited.” JORDAN GULLIKSON, director of the final portion of A Number, seems A LI C E A to be most excited about the postshow Q&A. “It’s not a competition,” he says with a laugh, “but, of course, the discussion





INFO The Gods of the Hills, written and directed by Lesley Becker, Saturday, June 11, 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 12, 2 p.m., at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington; and Saturday, June 18, 7 p.m., at Irasburg Town Hall. $8. Each performance is followed by a panel discussion.

and studied with the Emerson String Quartet; she and Reid both play with the VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA as subs and with the BURLINGTON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. Close plays with the MONTPELIER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SOCIETY. Each also participates in the alt-classical scene, including the VERMONT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE

(for which Close has composed), TURNMUSIC and MUSIC-COMP, the online mentoring program for young composers, which presents annual performances. Quante has even played a Kanye West tour. “When people have interesting projects, I usually join in,” says the violinist, also a fan of The Dark Tower. Never mind their interest in sci fi; the musicians’ meeting may have been fated. O’Hallisey borrowed the name “Ka-tet” from King (after gaining permission); it means “a group of people put together by fate to accomplish something,” says the composer. Yellow Sky’s very existence is an accomplishment, and it promises to enrich the state’s classical scene in interesting ways. A M Y L I L LY


INFO Yellow Sky perform Danielle O’Hallisey’s String Ka-tet in D minor and other works, Saturday, June 18, 7 p.m., at Unitarian Church of Montpelier. $10-15.,


musical interests at the New England Conservatory and Hartt School. In Vermont, O’Hallisey taught guitar at Johnson State College for four years before becoming an engineer; she now owns her own company. The composer is also an inventor, according to Close. “She’s really into the technology side of music,” he says. “She loves playing with effects.” In a blog post, O’Hallisey mentions the “mad numbers of plug-ins and custom hacks” in her electronic music set-up. O’Hallisey is inspired by “classical musicians well versed in electronic music” and other crossover groups: pop bands with a cellist, jazz groups that include a string quartet. She cites Icelandic composers Ólafur Arnalds — whose The Chopin Project uses electronic looping effects — and Jóhann Jóhannsson, who wrote the soundtrack for the film The Theory of Everything, as particular inspirations. After taking a 10-year hiatus from guitar, O’Hallisey was reinspired by a new teacher: Larry Coryell, a Florida-based fusion jazz musician who trained in classical guitar. She studies with him twice a month via Skype. O’Hallisey was working on String Ka-tet when she won a VERMONT ARTS COUNCIL creation grant to fund its completion. The guitarist applauds the “amazing” musicians who help to bring her composition to life. All three have spent much of their professional lives in the classical arena: Quante is Juilliard-trained


The Bake Off: A Number, directed by Patrick Clow, Jordan Gullikson and Aly Perry, produced by Vermont Stage. June 14 to 19: Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m., at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50.

Michael Close, left, and Danielle O’Hallisey



When guitarist DANIELLE O’HALLISEY, 57, was growing up outside Pittsburgh, the sky was yellow with steel-mill air pollution. On her move to Vermont in 1984, she discovered similarly colored skies caused simply by sunsets. O’Hallisey alludes to that strange concurrence of dystopia and utopia in the name she has given her Worcester-based trio, YELLOW SKY. As the newest arrival on Vermont’s classical scene, the trio explores an unusual concurrence of sound, too: O’Hallisey’s seven-string Godin guitar paired with synthesizers — she calls her instrument “electronic guitar” — plus violin and cello. For this combo, O’Hallisey composed a suite of 11 short pieces called String Ka-tet in D minor. Inspired by The Dark Tower sci-fi/ fantasy novels by Stephen King, a favorite of O’Hallisey’s, the work premieres at Yellow Sky’s inaugural concert in Montpelier Saturday, June 18, with LETITIA QUANTE on violin and MICHAEL CLOSE on cello. A CD of String Ka-tet will be available at the concert. O’Hallisey recorded the work with Close and LIZ REID, who substituted on violin while Quante was on maternity leave. Reid, who is primarily a violist, will join the group after the first concert, making Yellow Sky a quartet. The music is worth checking out beforehand; three tracks are posted on YouTube. O’Hallisey calls the music “neoclassical” — in the sense of “new classical,” rather than the contested term that refers to certain music written between World Wars I and II. But she prefers not to characterize it beyond that. “I don’t want people to have a presupposition of what this will sound like,” she says. Quante, of Fairfax, describes String Ka-tet as “slightly minimalistic. Everything is in eight- or 16-measure jazz riff form, and she gets these tunes that really soar.” Some movements have a driving beat; others feature sustained sounds. Most movements last three minutes, some less than one. The overall mood is “mysterious and dark,” says Close. O’Hallisey has been composing since her early teens. Though she didn’t complete a degree, she studied film composing at Berklee College of Music and pursued other



after the show becomes a little bit of a ‘My section was the best one!’” Yet the heart of the Bake Off transcends competition: “You get to experience an immense sense of creation within a short period of time,” Gullikson explains. “It becomes a force of creative thinking and problem solving.” A line in A Number references the uniformity of genetic material across organisms: “We’ve got 99 percent the same genes as any other person,” says look-alike clone Michael Black. “We’ve got 90 percent the same as a chimpanzee. We’ve got 30 percent the same as lettuce.” The segments of the Bake Off begin with the same “genes”: an evocative script that leaves ample room for creative exploration. But, in the end, they might look as different as lettuce and chimpanzees. m



agreements, trying to make blocking the project as difficult as possible. Simultaneously, local officials with skeletons in their closets strike backdoor deals to push their own agendas, then struggle with the demons that grow from their own corrupt practices. You don’t have to dig too deeply to find news headlines about similar scenarios. Ignoring environmental warning signs in favor of the bottom line is a familiar story: Parallels to Becker’s fictional drama about a small town on the brink of ecological disaster have played out time and again in real life, with society paying the price (see: Flint, Mich.). The Gods of the Hills draws local relevance from its setting, which overtly resembles the Northeast Kingdom. Its content gives it an even broader scope, evoking what has become an unfortunate piece of America’s heritage: natural resources stripped, people swept away by waves of “progress,” and battles for the favor of gods in the name of the almighty dollar. m


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he expression “Birds of a feather flock together,” or some variant thereof, goes back to the 16th century, predating telephone and electrical wires by at least three centuries. Still, the average non-birder is most likely to spot birds gathered in species-specific groups on overhead lines. That led one Seven Days reader to ask us recently: “Why do birds line up on telephone wires?” The snarky response? “Because it’s easier than sitting in a circle.” Or perhaps “Because they can.” But what really attracts birds to human-strung wires, even when there are plenty of tree branches and other natural perches to be had? I remember one of my childhood camp counselors saying that birds land on power lines to warm their feet in cold weather. Even then, I suspected he was just winging it, especially given that birds land on electrical wires in warmer weather, too. So, WTF? For a more scientific explanation, I consult local avian expert Mark LaBarr, a wildlife biologist and conservation program manager with Audubon Vermont, a program of the National Audubon Society. LaBarr, who’s been with the nonprofit for 19 years, runs its birdbanding station at the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington. He points out that about 350 different bird species can be seen in Vermont, including more than 200 that breed here. Those species have various reasons for perching on utility lines, LaBarr continues. For some falcons, such as the American kestrel, the lines offer a bird’s-eye view of grasshoppers, lizards, field mice and other

prey. Insectivorous birds, such as swallows, catch their food on the wing, so they often hang out on power lines to spot juicy meals as they fly by. Those wires can be more desirable perches than trees, having no foliage to block the view or conceal predators. During certain times of the year, especially late summer and early fall, some bird species cluster on wires in what LaBarr describes as a “pre-migratory get-together.” In other words, the wire serves as a staging area before the flock takes flight for warmer climes, the avian equivalent of an airport preboarding area. Birds on a wire aren’t a year-round phenomenon, LaBarr notes, even for species that stick around for the winter. During the breeding season, he says, we won’t see birds lined up, because it’s not advantageous for them to have competitors crowding their space. Once the breeding season ends and their territoriality declines, birds are more prone to flocking together, often in long, jabbering rows. Do birds actually step aside to make room for a newly arriving bird, as it often appears? “Oh, I’m sure there’s some jostling there,” LaBarr says. “But whether a bird actually says to itself, ‘Oh, I’ll move over and allow some other bird to join us here on the line,’ I don’t think they consciously do that. One thing about flocking behavior is that there’s safety in numbers. Somewhere in their genetics, they know having one more bird sitting next to them means that their chance of being hit by a predator is reduced by 50 percent.”

We asked another pressing question: Why do birds on a wire always face in the same direction? “I guess they do, come to think of it,” LaBarr muses, “but I’m sure there’s the odd bird that faces the opposite way. They’re not unlike us humans.” The expert offered a couple of possible explanations for the common alignment. First, as every airplane pilot knows, it’s easier to take off and land facing into the wind. Second, when birds face the weather, their feathers don’t get ruffled. Lest anyone wonder why birds don’t get electrocuted whenever they cling to high-voltage wires, the reason is basic physics: As long as their bodies aren’t grounded or completing a circuit, the electrical current doesn’t pass through them. Which doesn’t mean that birds never get electrocuted on power lines, LaBarr says. That happens pretty frequently, especially to birds with larger wingspans, such as eagles and osprey, which often build nests on utility poles. When their wings or nesting materials touch two wires simultaneously, they get fried. To prevent such fatalities, as well as disruptions to the electrical grid, utility companies often build nesting

platforms, such as those erected near Sand Bar State Park in Milton. But, as avian causes of mortality go, LaBarr says, electrocution pales in comparison to more pernicious, human-created threats, including habitat destruction, windows and even domestic cats. One study, conducted by the University of Georgia in 2011, found that free-ranging felines kill an estimated 4 billion animals annually in the U.S., including more than 500 million birds — a staggering number. One more good reason to hang out on wires. Contact:

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Your column of September 23, 1988, addresses whether cannibalism is routinely practiced anywhere and concludes it is not. But why not? One argument in favor of cannibalism is simply that it is food. Not every part of every dead human is going to be fit for consumption, but some are — perhaps enough to relieve a food shortage in some starving, drought-stricken region. Johnny something one obviously forfeits upon buying the farm. • OK, forget dignity — what about simple respect? It’s disrespectful to eat someone’s flesh just because they’re no longer around to complain, right? Not inevitably, says Wisnewski. There are plenty of behaviors — “raising one’s middle finger, going without one’s shirt, belching” and so forth — that telegraph disrespect in some cultures but are uncontroversial in others. Just because we may perceive eating a former acquaintance as a pretty serious FU doesn’t mean it’s inherently disrespectful. (Wisnewski here grants that hopefully the deceased will have made her wishes known one way or another regarding becoming a postmortem casserole. “The author of this article has no objections to being cannibalized,” he adds; happy to put you two in touch, Johnny.) Obviously one could similarly muster philosophical arguments against cannibalism,

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— so basically we can call it a wash. • “Eating the flesh of a human being, the argument runs, would cause undue distress to the family of the cannibalized,” Wisnewski concedes. “Let us grant that it is wrong to cause undue distress.” So one would want to obtain consent from the cannibalized’s loved ones, presuming such people are around to consent — as in all things, it’s best to first ask nicely. • Wisnewski then addresses the “formula of humanity,” part of Kant’s concept of the categorical imperative, which states that humans must always be viewed as ends, never merely as means. And what is cannibalism — at least in the sustenance context you propose — beyond the means to a full belly? But a corpse “is not a human being,” Wisnewski argues. It’s merely “flesh” and therefore does not have dignity. Dignity, according to Kant, “lies in the capacity of an agent to be autonomous,”

a case (granted, with respect to livestock) that we should be eating older animals anyways — properly tenderized, they’re apparently more flavorful than younger specimens. • An article on the website Live Science — ha, ha — argues that compared to four-legged stock humans really aren’t very meaty, and compared to chicken they’re slow to mature, so you won’t get much bang for your buck with a widespread program of human cannibalism. That’s partly why, through history, the practice has existed largely as a last rite (or a last resort), rather than an ongoing method of subsistence. • Humans are, in the end, red meat, which, here in the developed world, we’re told we should stay away from. Elsewhere on Earth, of course, few can afford to be too picky. But this brings us to the real point, re the starvation issue: Human hunger is most decidedly not a question of a lack of resources — it’s a question of distribution. There’s already plenty of food to go around, in other words, without us needing to have Granny for dinner.




lways nice to hear from a longtime reader: Johnny Swift, I presume, back with another modest proposal. Why not cannibalism? For some cogent reasoning along these lines — from an ethics standpoint, anyway — I point you to a 2004 paper in Public Affairs Quarterly by the philosopher J. Jeremy Wisnewski. If you want a good read, I’d put this one up against Eat, Pray, Love any day of the week. At the end, Wisnewski stresses that he hasn’t made a case for the practice, necessarily, but he feels he’s pretty handily dealt with the various arguments against it. We don’t need to walk through the whole thing, but here are some highlights: • As long as the cannibalized aren’t consumed alive or murdered for the purpose of being eaten, we can hardly claim that harm has been done to them. Indeed, “the decomposition of the body itself would be a harm,” Wisnewski suggests

but here let’s just stipulate Professor Wisnewski’s findings: We can eat other human beings, provided we’re not murdering them, provided they’ve granted some kind of premortem consent, etc. Should we? A few things to consider: • Despite ongoing debate among experts about how many societies ever really engaged in cannibalism (which is where we left things back in 1988), it’s still generally believed that the fatal neurological disease kuru was transmitted among the Fore people of Papua New Guinea via their practice up into the 1950s of eating their dead relatives’ remains, brains prominently included. Remember mad cow disease? From the same pathological family as kuru, it spread due to cattle’s being fed meal containing bits of other cows. • Were humanity to embrace cannibalism, we’d likely end up eating a lot of recently deceased old folks. Culinarily this may not sound promising, and we’d certainly want to develop some prep methods to get around the toughness factor, such as, er, aging the meat. But a 2015 article in Modern Farmer makes

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Mayor Chris Louras

t was standing room only at the Godnick Adult Center, where more than 120 local Rutlanders were hammering officials from the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program about a plan to bring 100 Syrians to their city. Some questioned whether the immigrants would carry communicable diseases. One individual asked how Rutland would handle the imposition of Sharia law. All the while, the man responsible for the controversy stood silently in the back of the room, his wife and young son by his side for moral support. Even if he was clearly avoiding the microphone, Mayor Chris Louras wasn’t hiding. He was born and raised in the city he has led for the past decade — through multiple police scandals, record-setting blood drives, opiate-related urban blight and countless Rut-Vegas jokes. Everyone in the room knew who he was. But that didn’t mean they understood why 55-year-old Louras would risk his reputation, and possibly his job, for this. Although he didn’t speak that Wednesday night in May, Louras had already made his argument at other meetings and in the media: Bringing the refugees to Rutland would be a humanitarian act that also served the city’s self-interest. It has long struggled with a stagnant economy and a declining population and has failed to attract the young families it needs to grow. “Rutland has been addressing our issues, and, having turned our community around, this is the next logical step — to embrace New Americans and enjoy the economic and cultural benefits that level of diversity will provide,” Louras said in an earlier interview. “There’s not a successful, vibrant and growing community in the country that hasn’t embraced New Americans.” Acting unilaterally, however, may have jeopardized his laudable gambit. Louras privately lobbied the VRRP to choose Rutland, then spent months quietly laying the groundwork for the refugees’ arrival without seeking approval from the board of alderman, or even telling most city officials what he was up to. The end-run has given his opponents political cover — critics are now arguing against both the refugees and Louras’ conduct — and irritated some people who were inclined to support him. “He’s a go-at-it alone person. Keeps a lot of information and ideas close to the vest, except for a close-knit group he has around him,” said Alderman David Allaire, a longtime Louras rival, in an interview. “You should be

ight in utland Will Mayor Chris Louras fall on his sword for 100 Syrians?



of the chopper in his city hall office — along Particularly galling, Louras said, was with a crushing amount of paper piled on the reaction of Republican colleagues the desk, floor and coffee table and couch. when he cosponsored a 2005 bill that Technically, Louras was a maintenance would have made companies that propilot — he oversaw repairs, then flew the duced genetically modified seeds liable for choppers to make sure the work had been inadvertent crop damage on neighboring done right. That landed him at a number farms. of large military bases — in Texas, Alabama Louras was one of only two Republicans and Kentucky — before the 1991 Gulf War. who signed onto the bill, which former Deployed to Saudi Arabia for the Republican governor Jim duration of the six-month conDouglas vetoed. Louras said he flict, his job was to ferry military was trying to stick up for local equipment into Iraq and transagriculture. port prisoners of war out. He recalls a fellow Louras had a wife and kids Republican telling him, “You by then, but the marriage broke shouldn’t be supportive of the up after the war. A bitter divorce bill because those people don’t left him with full custody of the vote for us.’” That didn’t sit well. couple’s two sons (who now have Although he opposes marijuana two young stepsiblings — the legalization and other lefty result of Louras’ second marcauses, Louras has endorsed riage, to Judith). In 1995, he left high-profile Democrats, inthe military and moved back cluding Gov. Peter Shumlin home to Rutland to work for the and Chittenden County State’s family business. Sister Valerie Attorney T.J. Donovan. and brother Nico were also on Concluding that he’s a the payroll. “technocrat, not a politician,” Within six months, Louras he returned to Rutland and decided to run for alderman, rebranded himself as a nonparaka city councilor. “It was an tisan fixer. itch I had to scratch,” he said. In 2007, he ran for mayor Although his parents weren’t — along with five other canmuch into politics, his uncle didates. Board of Alderman Peter Louras had served for President William Notte reyears on the board. called a campaign debate in “I think a lot of people which most of the contenders thought they were voting for gave “flowery speeches” and my uncle Pete,” Louras said. made a lot of promises, while RUTLAND He got on the city’s 11Louras, looking down, hands M AYO R member governing board but C H R I S L O U R A S in pockets, told the crowd that had bigger ambitions. In 1998, whoever won was probably Louras ran for a seat in the going to have to raise taxes to Vermont House of Representatives as help balance the city’s budget. a Republican — and lost by 115 votes to “He is very blunt. People respect him for Democrat Diane Carrol. Six years later, that,” Notte said. “He’s not by any means he tried again and coasted to victory over your standard slick politician. He stumbles Democrat Ted Lindgren. over his words; sometimes he doesn’t He lasted one term. come up with the words he’s looking for. Sen. Peg Flory (R-Rutland), who was People take that for what it is — genuine.” then House minority leader, said Louras Louras won by a landslide and hasn’t was “intense.” Although the two remain lost a race since. If he wins reelection — he close, she said, “When he makes up his told Seven Days he will run for a new twomind, he goes full bore. It serves him well year term in 2017 — he will be the longestmany times and gets in his way many serving mayor in Rutland history. times, and I think he knows it.” “I wasn’t built for it,” Louras said of Statehouse politics. “I don’t like the process in place in the legislature. It’s all Rutland and Burlington are the only two based on relationships to get things done, Vermont cities in which an elected mayor and I felt it should be about policy and not functions as the day-to-day chief executive officer. Other communities, large and personality.” The expectation of partisan loyalty also small, rely on professional managers, hired turned him off — so much so that he studi- and overseen by elected boards, to run city ously avoids stating the names of America’s hall. Louras makes $72,000 a year compared two major political parties. Instead, he to Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger’s says “people with an R next to their name,” or “guy with a D next to his name.” Get $94,000. For that, Louras is supposed to him worked up, and his voice rises. Like a answer for the actions of city employees nerdy sailor, he mixes in expressions like

The other option would have been voting on allowing people to come into our community.

And we don’t do that in America.

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Louras grew up three blocks from Rutland City Hall in a Greek Orthodox family with deep roots in the city. His paternal grandfather, Nicolaos, emigrated from

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Greece in 1906 to escape Ottoman Turks. The family patriarch came to Rutland in search of all the same things the Syrians want today: justice, religious freedom, security and work. Nicolaos’ son Gus — Louras’ dad — managed to buy the grocery wholesale business where he was employed. At 91, he still goes to work every day at Sam Frank Distributors in downtown Rutland. He also owns the adjacent tobacco shop at 15 Center Street. Chris, the youngest of three children born to Gus and Ruth, chose a different path. From Rutland High School, he went straight to the University of Vermont, where he graduated with a political science degree in 1982. When no jobs appealed to him after college, Louras enlisted as a warrant officer in the U.S. Army and learned to fly twin-rotor Chinook helicopters. He keeps a model


doing just the opposite. Don’t just lay it on everybody and say, ‘I know better, and that’s it.’” As the board of aldermen meeting crept into its fourth hour, Louras moved closer to the front, leaning against the wall, shuffling from side to side, occasionally shaking his head or curling his lips into a sarcastic smile. He was clearly struggling to contain himself. And he succeeded. After Alderwoman Sharon Davis slammed him and the crowd erupted in applause, he assured a reporter, “Nothing I haven’t heard before.”


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Right in Rutland « P.29 — including the police. But at times, he has had little to say about what’s gone wrong on his watch. In 2010, Vermont State Police charged a Rutland police sergeant for viewing pornography on his work computer and removing a pornographic video from the police evidence locker. After he accepted a plea deal and was fired from the force, Rutland aldermen urged the police commission to dismiss the man in charge: former chief Tony Bossi. Commissioners refused; Bossi resigned in 2012. Last year, the city paid $975,000 to settle claims from a former African American Rutland police officer who said he was a victim of racial bias from fellow officers. Andrew Todd, now with

The city’s population has steadily declined since 1970, and the U.S. Census Bureau forecasts that it will sink further, from 16,500 today to 14,800 in 2030. A recent afternoon saw Louras grappling with a problem that would be unimaginable in Burlington — reducing his city’s housing stock. At foreclosure auctions, some four-bedroom homes have sold for less than $20,000. “It does not paint a pretty picture,” Louras said. That’s where Louras excels, airbrush in hand. A constant presence at municipal meetings and other local gatherings, he doubles as the city’s public relations director. “He bounces all over the place. I kid him about it. He’s all over town,” said Tom Huebner, president of Rutland Regional Medical Center — a Rutland native who has known Louras for decades. “He’s a

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the Vermont State Police, also accused Rutland police officers of racially profiling drug suspects, carrying on inappropriate relationships with female confidential informants and drinking on duty. There’s an internal report documenting problems in the Rutland Police Department, but Louras did not release it to the public when news of Todd’s lawsuit broke. At the time, he referred all questions to the city’s attorney. Like his predecessors dating back to the 1970s, Louras has focused on Rutland’s economy, which started declining when local industries — mills, quarries and a railroad — shut down. The construction of Interstate 89 — 50 miles to the north — contributed to the city’s isolation. A General Electric aviation plant is one of the few remaining. It didn’t help when local, national and even international journalists descended on Rutland’s blighted Northwest and Southwest neighborhoods, portraying the areas as ground zero in Vermont’s “opiate crisis.” Untitled-6 1

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highly active, sometimes hyperactive guy who cares deeply, deeply for the Rutland community. He bleeds Rutland.” Literally. Louras’ right forearm sports a red cross with a blood drop — the result of a promise he made in 2013 to get a tattoo if Rutland broke the national record for oneday donations to a Red Cross blood drive. In prior years, Louras shaved his head, and rocked a Mohawk, for the same cause. Not surprisingly, Louras feels a kinship with Barre Mayor Thom Lauzon, a brash businessman and booster with similarly unpredictable politics. Both men are supporting Phil Scott for governor. “Lauzon just takes it and does it, and that’s what I like about Thom,” Louras said. Lauzon’s take on Louras: “When Chris believes in something, he goes at it. Chris works his ass off. There is no bigger advocate for the city of Rutland.” When he’s encouraging fellow mayors to act decisively, Lauzon urges them to go “full-on Louras.” RIGHT IN RUTLAND

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Fewer than 2,000 Syrians have so far gained entry to the U.S. — not nearly enough, in Ford’s estimation. He and 19 other former high-ranking officials in the U.S. Department of State, National Security Council and Department of Defense last year urged President Obama and Congress to admit 100,000 Syrian refugees — 10 times the targeted total. “If we were to make a bigger effort, it would be noticed in Syria and would help undermine ISIS’ message,” Ford says, referring to the Islamic State militants who recruit youth by depicting the U.S. as the instigator of an antiMuslim crusade. “Recruitment is a political issue,” he says. “It can’t be adequately addressed by flying F-16s to drop bombs on ISIS.” With his unique perspective, Ford might have helped Mayor Chris Louras make the case for refugees in Rutland.


His career has been as much about dodging explosions in Middle East war zones as sipping tea at lawn parties.

The secret initiative would have benefited from prior discussions, Ford suggests. “I’m all in favor of consulting with a community,” he says. “Something like this should be done as openly as possible.” Vermont’s resident Syria expert could have offered assurance that the screening refugees undergo is “very thorough, very laborious.” It takes a year or more of personal, on-the-scene investigations before refugees can be cleared for admission to the U.S., Ford notes. Ford also points to the precedent of the 150,000 Iraqi refugees allowed to enter the United States during the past dozen years of civil war. Five of their number have been charged with terrorism-related offenses, he says — three for attempting to join the Islamist insurgency in Syria and two for alleged involvement in plots on U.S. soil. Based on those percentages, Ford calculates that “there’s not much risk of terrorism” in the case of Syrians who may take up residence in Rutland. “It’s pretty close to zero,” he said. Vermont’s relative security and tranquility appealed to Ford and Barkley. “There’s nothing like working in a U.S. embassy,” says Barkley, who managed internal operations at a number of U.S. diplomatic posts in the Middle East. But it’s also “emotionally exhausting,” she adds. “We knew it was time for a change.” They were so sure, in fact, that Ford rejected a proffered Asian ambassadorship two years ago. Now he is a senior fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based Middle East Institute think tank and also at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Barkley faced special challenges as an American woman working in conservative Muslim societies. But she never experienced overt discrimination; instead, she says, host officials treated her as “an honorary man.” In Saudi Arabia, which has laws requiring women to cover their heads and drape their bodies, Barkley’s refusal to conform to that norm did ruffle local sensitivities. But it wasn’t as though she had a choice. State Department regulations mandate that American female officers in Mideast postings dress as Westerners. “It sends a message that we don’t accept discrimination,” Barkley explains. Ford likens this policy to the Reagan administration’s appointment of a black ambassador to apartheid South Africa in the 1980s. He repeats his wife’s comment: “It sends a message.” Now that they’re free to express their political opinions, Barkley readily identifies herself as a supporter of presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). “For me, the disappearance of the middle class is more important than any other issue” in the campaign, she says. But what about Sanders’ inexperience in foreign affairs? Barkley waves off that worry. “If he surrounded himself with good people, he’d be fine,” she suggests. Ford favors former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. “I like her very much,” he says, describing his old boss as “whip-smart” and able to assess situations with a “360degree view.” She’s “extremely competent,” Ford adds, and “would make a very good president.” He’s no Hillary groupie, though. Clinton, he says, was not as focused on managing the State Department’s immense



he former U.S. ambassador to Syria strongly endorses a controversial plan to resettle in Rutland 100 refugees from that war-torn Middle Eastern country. Robert Ford, now retired and a resident of St. Johnsbury, says there’s scant chance the resettled Syrians will prove dangerous. A fluent Arabic speaker with deep knowledge of Mideast culture and Islamist terrorism, Ford describes Syrians as “industrious people” with entrepreneurial ambitions. After a period of acclimation and necessary assistance from government and private agencies, many of the refugees in Rutland will start small businesses such as car-repair garages and restaurants, Ford predicts. It’s important to note, he adds, that “tens of thousands” of Syrians have immigrated to the U.S. in recent decades. “They’re unnoticed. They make great neighbors and are often quite successful,” Ford says. Ford is himself an émigré of sorts — from the glamorous, exotic, occasionally terrifying world of U.S. foreign service to sleepy St. J. Fittingly, the former envoy has a manner as graciously old-fashioned as the furnishings, fabrics and leather-bound books that fill the parlor of the 150-year-old home he shares with his wife, Alison Barkley, also retired from the U.S. Foreign Service. And when he drops the occasional F-bomb, it’s a reminder that his career has been as much about dodging explosions in Middle East war zones as sipping tea at lawn parties. The 57-year-old transplant to Vermont was serving as a political officer in the U.S. embassy in Algeria in the mid-1990s when the country ranked as “the most dangerous in the world,” Ford recalls. No one knows how many Algerians died as the government put down an Islamist uprising, but estimates run as high as 150,000. “It was bad,” Ford says. “There was violence of all kinds.” He did two stints in the embassy in Iraq as that country convulsed in the years following the 2003 U.S. invasion. Ford was supplied with “tens of thousands of dollars in walking-around money” that he doled out to contractors hired on the spot to repair bombed-out buildings in Baghdad. Shiite militiamen once held him and his U.S. Marine bodyguard at gunpoint. Ford’s three-year tenure as ambassador to Syria started in 2011, the same year Arab Spring revolts against the region’s ossified oligarchs spread to the country. The State Department temporarily pulled him out of Damascus due to what it described as “credible threats against his personal safety.” Ford had made enemies among supporters of President Bashar al-Assad by condemning the regime’s repression and by meeting with opposition activists. Several of them were shot in demonstrations against the country’s hereditary dictatorship. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians then rallied in defiance, with some taking up arms. By 2012 Syria was embroiled in a complex civil war involving radical Islamists, less religiously zealous opponents of the Assad regime, and militias and troops aligned with the minority Shia Alawite sect that has monopolized power for 45 years. More than a quarter-million Syrians have died in the still-raging conflict, according to the United Nations. Approximately 4.8 million Syrians are living in refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey.

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VRRP never announces refugee arrivals in Burlington or Winooski. In an April 14 email to Louras, Merdzanovic wrote: “If we open it up to anybody and everybody, all sorts of people will come out of the woodwork, antiimmigrant ... anti-anything.” Although Louras said the planning “maybe could have been handled a little better,” he insisted that if he could do it all over again, he wouldn’t change anything. The mayor and father of four stated firmly, “Refugee resettlement should not be a political issue.”

Does Lauzon take his own advice? “Ten years in office has tempered my style a little, and it hasn’t tempered Chris,” said Lauzon, adding that he would have handled the refugee situation differently. “I think that was a fearless approach, and color Thom Lauzon a coward, but I would not have taken that approach,” Lauzon said. “The first thing I’m going to do is schedule a public hearing.”

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This year, there will be an estimated 60 million refugees and displaced people worldwide. The United States has agreed to take in 85,000, including 10,000 Syrians, though the country has fallen behind on its schedule to fulfill that pledge. VRRP, the organization tasked by the U.S. Department of State with settling refugees in the state, usually accepts 300 refugees a year. With the crisis in war-torn Syria, which has prompted millions of displaced people to flee to Europe, the VRRP is upping that number to 400. It has quietly funneled most refugees who arrived in Vermont — Bosnians, Somalians, Bhutanese, Congolese, Burmese and Iraqis — to Burlington and Winooski. Burlington’s Old North End is full of restaurants and shops opened by refugees. More than 30 languages are spoken in Winooski, and more than 40 percent of Winooski High School students were born outside the U.S. But the resettlement agency has long wanted to open up a second refugee hub in Vermont to be able to serve more people. Last November, after the Paris terrorist attacks, several Republican governors across the country declared they would not welcome refugees fleeing Syria into their states, citing concerns about possible terrorist infiltration. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin was among the first to declare that his state would welcome the Syrians. Soon afterward, officials from Middlebury, Woodstock, Warren, Waitsfield, Brattleboro, Bennington and other communities reached out to VRRP, offering to help. Louras got in line. The organization knew little about Rutland, and had never considered the city as a possible destination, director Amila Merdzanovic said. But Louras was dogged. He came to Burlington for a three-hour meeting in December, and his pitch proved persuasive. Louras said that despite his city’s reputation for economic woe, it had plenty of cheap housing, employers struggling to fill entry-level jobs, and a willingness to welcome the refugees. “We don’t have a jobs problem,” Louras said. “We have a workforce and population problem.” Rutland has an unemployment rate of 3.3 percent, right around the

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statewide average of 3.2 and well below the added, in contrast to the real estate marnational rate of 5 percent. kets in Burlington and Winooski. “We feel really confident in being able After a one-time payment of $925, plus to get folks placed on the ground down minimal language, housing and employthere,” Vermont Department of Labor ment assistance, more than 80 percent Commissioner Annie Noonan said. of refugees meet the federal definition of “There’s a potential “self-sufficient” within a year workforce here, not unlike of arriving in Vermont. lots of places, that isn’t “People lived full lives interested in the sort of before coming to the U.S.; grungy, dirty, hardworking, we have to remember that,” entry-level jobs that are the Merdzanovic said. “They sort of thing you will do become with goals and dreams, cause you’re glad for a fresh and we’re here to give them start,” said Notte. the tools. People are highly Huebner said he has motivated. They want to give TO M H UE BNE R , 120 vacancies at Rutland R UTL AND R E GIO NAL the best possible future to ME D IC AL C E NTE R Regional Medical Center, their children because they P R E S ID E NT from entry-level housekeeplost everything.” ers and cleaners to nurses It’s a moving message, but and technicians. Louras didn’t think it would “Ask any employer in town. They’d say play well with the public. He told Notte their greatest problem is finding enough and a few local business leaders about workers,” Huebner said. “When these folks the refugees but left the rest of the board, start coming into our community … we’d along with the city’s legislative delegation love to work with them. We’ll see what and his constituents, in the dark. skills they bring, but even if they don’t Emails from a public records request have English yet and don’t have health care show Louras and Merdzanovic considered skills, we would still work with them.” announcing it but nixed the idea. With so many employers promising They engaged in secrecy for one simple jobs, Rutland became Merdzanovic’s top reason — they feared that involving the choice. “And there’s ample housing,” she public sooner would derail the effort.

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Ironically, Rutland’s refugee issue is now thoroughly politicized. Louras and allies insist that the supporters outnumber the opponents. A Rutland Welcomes Facebook page has 1,000 members. More than 170 people turned out to a meeting at a Unitarian church, volunteering to help the refugees. At the same time, the other side is circulating a petition with more than 500 names calling for a public vote to oppose the refugees’ relocation. Louras alleges that many of those finding fault with the “process” are being disingenuous: Their real objection, he said, is to the idea of welcoming refugees to Rutland. “I discount that totally,” said Allaire. “I’m sure there are some in the community who are concerned about the refugees themselves. I’m certainly concerned about that, too, but that’s not my issue. My issue is process. If I had been brought in on the front end of this and had been given the information that apparently a select few of the elites had been given, I would have guaranteed the vetting process was thorough and there would be a program laid out about how these people would assimilate; I would have been at the front of the line welcoming them with open arms.” “I would have preferred more advance notice. My concern is: What’s the plan?” said State Rep. Peter Fagan (R-Rutland). “This has to be planned very, very well. Show me the plan. I don’t understand how the planning process works for this.” “How much pushback do you need?” David Trapeni, the author of the petition, asked Merdzanovic during the recent meeting. “Have you ever experienced enough pushback that you’ve stopped the program?” It is unclear if a public vote will happen, or, if it does, whether anyone in power will care about its result. Merdzanovic was evasive when asked at the meeting if a “no” vote would prompt her organization to look elsewhere. Louras is adamantly opposed to a vote. Refugees, once they legally enter the country, can live wherever they want. Even the governors who protested the arrival of

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bureaucracy as was Colin Powell, whom Ford lists as his favorite secretary of state. He also doesn’t make excuses for Clinton on the topic of her damn emails. “A lower-level person at the State Department might have lost their job” for violating clear rules against using private servers, Ford says. “It’s not what she should have done,” he acknowledges. “But should she go to jail? I don’t think so.” Barkley and Ford kept their politics private while working for the U.S. government overseas. But they say they came close to resigning in protest over the Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq. “I saw a lot of intelligence on WMDs, and I wasn’t convinced by it,” Ford says, in regard to the Bush administration’s claims that an invasion was necessary to eliminate Saddam Hussein’s supposed stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. The couple jointly agreed, however, that their commitment to diplomatic service had to take precedence over an expression of opposition to policy. In addition, Ford says, “I saw my role in Iraq as working to get American soldiers out of there.” Why pivot from the pulsepounding Middle East to the flatlining Northeast Kingdom, several years short of traditional retirement age? Because, they say, it’s beautiful, peaceful and livelier than a Burlingtonian might presume. Barkley had spent time in Vermont as a child and urged her husband to visit during vacations in the ’90s. Ford came to appreciate the charms of the Green Mountain State, and the couple, who have no children, purchased a home on one of St. J’s many quiet streets in 2007. There’s plenty to do in Caledonia County’s shire town of 7,600 residents, Ford affirms. He cites the Catamount Arts center, the Athenaeum library and gallery, and “a great Italian restaurant.” Barkley and Ford, both practicing Christians, also keep busy by volunteering at a local warming shelter for the homeless. Northern Vermont’s winters don’t faze Ford, who grew up in Denver. It’s better than Baghdad, he says, clarifying: “I can’t handle 140 degrees.” m


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Syrian refugees last fall have no legal authority to close off their states. “The people that have concerns about process, the people that say they have concerns about process, my issue with that is … the other option would have been voting on allowing people to come into our community,” Louras said. “And we don’t do that in America.” If all goes well, backers say, this will not be a one-off event: Rutland will take its place alongside Burlington and Winooski and welcome a new batch of refugees every year. Louras thinks some of those who have settled into Chittenden County might decide to move south, where housing is cheaper. A year from now, Louras envisions dozens of refugees renting apartments, filling jobs, and opening businesses. He lets himself dream of Syrians opening falafel shops and young people moving back to be part of the newfound diversity. But, if enough of his constituents disagree, Louras knows he may not be in office to see his vision come to fruition. “I have to imagine there’s at least one or two people considering a run against him, thinking he’s shot himself in the foot here, either for bringing in the refugees or the close-to-his-chest nature,” predicted Notte. “I think someone could make hay with that.” As he sat in his messy office, Louras joked about making an appearance a few hours later at a local forum hosted by rightwing author Jim Simpson, who travels the country speaking out against refugees. “Agenda 21,” Louras casually explained to a puzzled visitor. “You’ve never heard of Agenda 21?” Agenda 21, as defined by the United Nations, is a strategy for sustainable development. As interpreted by Simpson and the segment of the populace that insists President Barack Obama is a Muslim, it’s a conspiracy between the UN and liberals to create one world government. A key part of the plan is allowing refugees from Syria and other Middle East countries to infiltrate America, confiscate land, and set up fundamentalist Islamic control. In the wake of Louras’s announcement, that theory appears to have gained a toehold in Rutland. Louras grabbed his iPad and gleefully pulled up a video of Simpson speaking at a recent event in New Hampshire. “The immigration and refugee agenda is one of their more malevolent issues,” Simpson said. “It dilutes American culture; it sucks up welfare; it creates crime and racial and ethnic animosity.” Louras emitted a high-pitched laugh as he watched, shaking his head. “Not a lot I can learn from that guy!” Louras said. “I’ve got voters who invited that guy to come to Rutland!” m

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SEVEN DAYS: Would you prefer if I call you Deedles? DIANE SCHUUR: If you don’t mind.

SD: You’ve been nominated for five Grammy Awards and won twice. Something you always hear people say is that “it’s an honor just to be nominated.” Is that true, or did you really want to win? DS: Oh, I think it’s an honor just to be nominated. SD: Still, it must be pretty amazing to hear them call your name and win. DS: Oh, it was. It was really neat.

stayed at one of the bungalows at Frank Sinatra’s house. I had a really good time. Back then, I was still tippin’ and trippin’. I liked to drink. I don’t anymore. I’ve been sober for 26 years. But Frank was very kind. He actually gave me a painting that hangs in my kitchen. It’s an abstract oil painting that he did, which is really cool. SD: Did you ever talk about singing? Did he teach you anything? DS: No, not directly. Just through his recordings. That’s how I picked up some of the phrasing that he did. SD: I’ve always thought that’s what separated him from other singers of his era. His phrasing was amazing. DS: I think so. Phrasing was a big part of what made him so unique. He was a jazzer, yet he delivered a lyric in such an eloquent, classy way.

SD: What was the cat’s name? DS: Oh, her name was Weedles. SD: Well, of course. DS: [Laughs] Weedles or Miss Weedell or Weeds. She had a little goatee. I had her for 13 years. She was wonderful. I really loved her. I have a cat now, Phyllis. But my former pet sitter was named Phyllis, so it was easier to call the cat Puss Puss. She’s very devoted to her mama. SD: Straying from pet names for a moment, are there artists you haven’t worked with whom you’d like to? Who is on your wish list? DS: Oh, gosh. There aren’t that many of us old traditional jazzers left. If Michael Jackson had lived, I would have liked to have worked with him in some capacity. That would have been cool. SD: You’ve performed all over the world, at Carnegie Hall, several

SD: At what point did you start learning to do more than belt and be more expressive? DS: I think life experience taught me that. Falling in and out of love, the different things that happen in life. I think that comes through in my latest releases. Actually, my country album [The Gathering, 2011] really expresses that. SD: I was wondering about that album. What inspired you to do a record of classic country songs? DS: Ray Charles did a few, and they were great. But since Mama was so into jazz and my father was so into country, I thought I’d explore that. I’ve always had an appreciation for country music. It’s just another way of telling stories. m

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SD: How about Stan Getz? What was your relationship with him like? DS: Well, I won’t go into too much detail about that. [Laughs] But I will say that he really was a mentor of mine. He taught me that less is more. Especially as far as interpreting a song, to build up a song and not give all of the stuff away the first couple of notes. Every song has a story, and he really taught me that.

SD: What was it like working with Ray Charles? DS: He certainly was a character. It was nice working with him. He had a special that we did in November of 1998. I had a beloved cat die the same month I did the special with Ray Charles. That was on the 9th of November, and he called me on the 10th and we talked for an hour about the pets we’d had.

SD: That’s the understatement of the day. Switching gears, I’ve been fascinated by the recording of “September in the Rain” from 1964, when you were 11. What goes through your mind when you listen to that recording now? DS: I knew how to be a belter back then, that’s for sure. And a lot of little girls don’t have that kind of power that I did in those days. I think that’s what people were fascinated by.


SD: There is such a mythology surrounding Frank Sinatra. But you knew him quite well. What was he really like? DS: Frank Sinatra was a very interesting person. He was a good host. I stayed at his house. Barbara Sinatra puts on these fundraisers for abused children. And they needed someone to replace Liza Minnelli in 1988, so they came up with my name. So I went to do the fundraiser and



SD: Quite all right with me. How did you get that nickname? DS: Oh, my mom gave it to me. She used to call me Deeds, Deedle Bee when I was a kid. I must have been singing it, probably scatting, and Mama just came up with it.

times at the White House. But I imagine being on “Sesame Street” must have been a career highlight. DS: [Laughs] It was fun. I had a good time with that, working with Elmo.


azz vocalist Diane Schuur was born blind. She was also born with perfect pitch, which she used to teach herself piano as a child in Tacoma, Wash. Schuur began performing professionally in 1963, at age 10. Since 1979, when she was discovered by saxophone great Stan Getz at the Monterey Jazz Festival, she has been regarded as one of the finest voices in contemporary jazz. The two-time Grammy Award winner’s most recent album, I Remember You: With Love to Stan and Frank, is an homage to Getz and Frank Sinatra, icons whom she considered friends and mentors. The record is composed of 12 songs that Getz and Sinatra recorded, interpreted through arrangements by famed pianist and composer Alan Broadbent — and, of course, by Schuur’s exquisitely expressive and versatile voice. Backed by the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, with which she’s performed for more than 30 years, Schuur headlines the 2016 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival with a show on Sunday, June 12, at the Flynn MainStage. Seven Days recently spoke with Schuur by phone from her home in Palm Springs, Calif., about Getz and Sinatra, her nickname and her cats.

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Over the past decade, Jackson’s reputation has gained considerable momentum worldwide, but traces of her legacy in North Bennington remain faint. Jackson’s son Barry Hyman has lived close to the town for most of his life. “There’s no plaque; there’s really no concrete, official evidence of Shirley Jackson in North Bennington at all,” he told Seven Days by phone, “and most of the people who knew her are gone.” According to Hyman, projects currently in the works related to Jackson or her writings include a movie, a TV series and a ballet. Jackson’s nephew Miles Hyman is at work on a graphic-novel version of “The Lottery.” In the catalog for the Shelburne Museum’s upcoming exhibition “Grandma Moses: American Modern,” Stanford art historian Alexander Nemerov uses Jackson to frame his discussion of place and cultural inheritance. The Shirley Jackson Estate, Barry Hyman said, earned more money in 2015 than any other year. (That estate is managed by his brother, Jackson’s eldest child, Laurence Jackson Hyman, who lives in northern California.) “Her legacy is very strong worldwide,” Hyman said. In North Bennington, the most significant recognition happens on Shirley Jackson Day, an annual event organized by Tom Fels in which community members read from selections of the author’s work. Fels’ father was president of Bennington




n June 26, 1948, the New Yorker published a now-famous story about a fictional rural town. This unnamed village has a square between the post office and the bank; men “speaking of planting and rain, tractors and taxes”; and wives “wearing faded house dresses and sweaters” who share gossip. It has boisterous schoolchildren, a one-size-fitsall events officiant and a venerated Old Timer. The town also has a tradition of choosing one person each year — by way of an old-fashioned lottery — to stone to death. Overnight, “The Lottery” put its author, Shirley Jackson, on the literary map. And while her fictional town is presented as an insular, tradition-oriented Anytown, USA, the story was written in the small southern Vermont town of North Bennington. Jackson and her husband, Stanley Edgar Hyman, moved to North Bennington in 1945, when Hyman took a teaching position at Bennington College. Or, as literary critic Paul Theroux wrote in his review of the collected Jackson works, Let Me Tell You, they “rusticated themselves.” Jackson lived there until her death in 1965 at the age of 48. During her life, she produced many more short stories, memoirs and neogothic novels — one of which, The Haunting of Hill House, has twice been adapted by Hollywood. According to biographer Ruth Franklin, Stephen King considers it one of the greatest horror novels of all time.

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Both of the homes where Jackson and her family lived are privately owned residences. Biographer Franklin wrote in an email that, in addition to these, inquisitive visitors can see “Powers Market, where Jackson shopped, [and] the Everett Mansion [a historic building on the campus of Southern Vermont College] and its spooky grounds … That’s pretty much it for the Shirley Jackson walking tour.” In addition, the public library has a handful of signed volumes, as well as a life-size ceramic cat that once belonged to Jackson with a note taped to the bottom explaining its provenance. But, unlike her popular predecessor Robert Frost, Jackson is not buried in the area; she was cremated, her ashes scattered in various locations, according to Hyman. “I think, for a long time, people in North Bennington thought, Oh, yeah, some writer lived here. So what? There’s lots of writers,” Hyman suggested. The jury is still out on whether the town will rally behind its most famous former resident and give literary tourists something to grasp. But, as Fels put it, “There’s definitely a Shirley Jackson world out there.” m AB






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Jackson did not write exclusively, or even mostly, horror stories. Many of her darkest works were imbued with mundaneness and domesticity — Shirley Jackson’s cat in the library often written from the point of view of what Oates labeled “isolated and estranged, hypersensitive young-woman protagonists.” Jackson was versatile, though. Her memoirs Life Among the Savages and Raising Demons contain funny, often-cheerful accounts of motherhood, and she contributed many articles to popular women’s magazines. Perhaps part of the challenge of giving Jackson her place in literary history is that it requires reconciling her demons and her ordinariness — and realizing that the two can exist simultaneously. As Lethem writes, “She disinterred the wickedness in normality.” Just a few miles from North Bennington stands the Robert Frost Stone House Museum, which was founded by Carole Thompson in 2002. Thompson told Seven Days by phone that she receives 3,500 to 4,000 visitors from May through October. That figure contrasts starkly with the occasional fan or scholar who comes through town asking about Jackson. “[North Bennington has] such an opportunity [with Shirley Jackson], if somebody will just pick it up and go with it,” said Thompson. “We’ve bounced the idea around of some kind of museum,” Hyman said, “but it’s hard to think of any concrete or tangible structure that could be the centerpiece of Shirley Jackson’s legacy in North Bennington.”


Elizabeth Frank in the New York Times was headlined “The Sorceress of Bennington,” and a 2009 article by Joyce Carol Oates in the New York Review of Books was titled “The Witchcraft of Shirley Jackson.” For his part, Hyman asserted, “I think [“The Lottery” is] more a work of imagination than a thinly disguised autobiographical moment. [My mother] was very conscious of being different, but she worked very hard at being friendly and going to PTA meetings, being a Scout mother, going to Little League games.” In confirmation of that portrait, Jackson even wrote a play that was produced to support the local school’s PTA, titled “All Aboard for Fun.” Over her brief lifetime, Jackson published six novels and dozens of short stories. Though these remain in print today, many still consider her output to be vastly underappreciated. In his introduction to the 2006 Penguin edition of Jackson’s novel We Have Always Lived in the Castle, writer Jonathan Lethem refers to her as “one of American fiction’s impossible presences … hidden in plain sight.” In 2010, journalist Laura Miller wrote for Salon, “The author of ‘The Lottery’ is still not getting the respect she deserves.” One strain of thought about Jackson’s burgeoning revival relates to the emergence of contemporary feminism and feminist movements. “[My mother] died just as a coherent feminist movement was starting to congeal,” noted Hyman. He said Franklin’s forthcoming biography has been instrumental to his own reframing of his mother, particularly in “how often the feminist angle came up.”


College when Jackson’s husband taught there, and he grew up with the couple’s children. In 2007, during an 11-year run as president of the Bennington Cultural and Arts Council, Fels decided to incorporate a small Jackson reading into the area’s June arts festival. He was the primary reader. Barry Hyman has worked closely with Fels in planning Shirley Jackson Day since its inception. Last year’s gathering attracted about 25 people — the highest attendance to date, Hyman claimed. Among its readers was Franklin, whose highly anticipated biography Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life is due out in September. This year, Hyman said, representatives from the Shirley Jackson Awards plan to attend. Established in 2007 by an independent group of writers and scholars, the awards honor published works that demonstrate “outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror and the dark fantastic.” The date Fels selected for Shirley Jackson Day is June 27 — the same one the author claimed for “The Lottery.” The choice is deliciously poetic, since many have written and speculated about whether the short story was Jackson’s personal retaliation against North Bennington. Some accounts — albeit contested — say that Jackson’s family was the target of antiSemitic harassment there. Both during her life and retroactively, Jackson has been shrouded in the mystery typically accorded to witches. It probably didn’t help that she authored the 1956 Landmark Books children’s textbook The Witchcraft of Salem Village. A 1988 article by



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he viewer of a Mark Rothko painting has a chance to feel the sublime spirituality the painter intended to produce with his shimmering washes of paint and pulsating fields of color. The viewer of Lost Nation Theater’s production of Red, based on Rothko’s life, can see how hard the artist fought to protect his paintings and to carve out a role for an artist in the modern world. Much more than a biography, the play brings us face to face with the quest for meaning in all our lives. John Logan’s play starts with a question that is both invitation and confrontation. “What do you see?” Rothko asks his new assistant, Ken, as they stand before the painting under way in the studio. Logan invented Ken to dramatize Kim Allen Bent, left, and Levi Penley Rothko’s life, and he uses the two characters to explore a relationship that tests the boundaries of employer-employee and mentor-apprentice, with an undertone of father-son. Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, Red covers two years of Rothko’s life in the late ’50s. He’s received one of the biggest commissions in the art world for a series of paintings to hang in the Four Seasons Restaurant in the newly built Bent chomps on his words as Rothko lets his thoughts Seagram Building in New York City. Rothko is caught in rumble up and shuffles defiantly through the studio. the crosshairs of money and fame, yet he’s not making Logan’s script is a torrent of words, but Bent takes the any compromises for commerce. time to have each thought before speaking it, giving The artist is unflinching in his devotion to making us the pauses we need to understand the basis of his paintings that bridge passion and intellect. Art isn’t passion. about pretty pictures, making money or pleasing an As Rothko’s assistant, Levi Penley is a quiet, eager audience. “I am here to stop your heart,” Rothko pro- cipher until he comes to life when Ken pushes back claims. The play simmers with his fury. against Rothko’s domineering presence. The scene What’s onstage is an artist in his studio, but the play is played confrontationally, and both actors are at sweeps far beyond this to encompass the deep human their best using anger as the central note in their need for purpose, creation and beauty. If the ideas are performances. heady, Logan skillfully makes them not just accessible For any actor, anger is the clearest emotion to porbut visceral. Rothko’s only weapons are words, but he’s tray. There’s never any doubt about what’s intended, locked in combat with commercialism, mortality and and the intensity range is broad, so the feeling can the public’s constant need to discard the old and em- build. This production dwells on the indignation that brace the new. both characters feel — Rothko toward the world and Logan’s characters are hungry for ideas, and Rothko Ken toward Rothko. More complex emotions are someprods Ken to read Nietzsche and study literature. times missing, but antagonism fuels the characters and With the contempt of a teacher whose pupil isn’t quite keeps the audience engaged. worthy of his wisdom, Rothko tells his young assistant, Though the play is a thicket of words, director “Most of painting is thinking.” And so he prowls back Douglas Sprigg doesn’t allow us to get lost in it. Instead, to his chair or pours himself a drink to look at his work- he brings attention to the relationship between the two in-progress and pontificate. characters, staging each scene to focus on their reacIn an inexperienced actor’s hands, Rothko’s pro- tions to each other. Arguably, this comes at a cost to the nouncements could sound pompous. But Kim Allen depth and interior life of each character. But making Bent is able to find the hot core of the character and theatricality uppermost gives the production a brisk, his restless need to make art that has significance. constant energy.

From the play’s outset, Sprigg shows his emphasis on the duet over the solo. When Ken arrives and Rothko asks him what he sees in the painting, the focus is on their connection. Sprigg has Rothko circle Ken and study him, rather than the painting, goading the young man when his answers don’t measure up. Making Ken the center of Rothko’s attention instead of the artwork shifts Rothko from a commanding presence to a questioning colleague. Logan counterbalances dense dialogue with powerful actions. When Rothko and Ken paint the ground on a new canvas, they work with vigorous intensity to transform a surface with paint. Rothko was a master of painting technique, and the play alludes to that as he mixes pigments and Ken builds stretchers. The artist’s studio created by scenic designer Mark Evancho is both workshop and sanctuary. The outstanding set design, with its high shelves, big work table and pulleys for preparing a canvas, evokes both the precision of a painter’s craft and the matter-of-fact mess that lies behind the work. Canvasses have been hoisted high on the walls, painted in Rothko’s style but not accurate facsimiles of the Seagram commission. Elegantly lit, they glow faintly overhead. Evancho succeeds in conveying the kind of low light in which Rothko sought to display — and to understand — his paintings. Cora Fauser’s costumes are spattered with paint, a quiet reminder that the characters make physical sacrifices to produce art. Several items seem too modern for the ’50s, but Ken’s jeans have sharp rolled cuffs, and some of Rothko’s shirts are period treasures. For Rothko, painting is not simple, and his approach suggests what it feels like to do the hardest and most necessary work. “How do you know when it’s done?” Ken asks. Rothko answers from experience, speaking of the sense of risk he feels: “There’s tragedy in every brushstroke.” Red shows Rothko’s passion to remain honest in fulfilling the harshest demands of art. Logan’s character can be imperious about his beliefs and bitter about the public’s changing artistic taste, but he is always inspiring. m





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n my memory, the bowling alleys of my childhood were dim and dingy places, with chairs upholstered in fabric that would forever exude cigarette smoke. Power ballads blared from the speakers, and powerful women in acid-washed denim knocked back drinks and knocked down pins with equal aplomb. To a sheltered girl in suburban Vermont, bowling alleys and roller rinks represented the forbidden — booze, drugs and making out in a dark corner while Salt-N-Pepa encouraged us to “Push it, push it good.” In other words, they were sublime. But when I walked into Stowe Bowl recently, it felt more like a lawyer’s office or a hotel than a den of iniquity. Instrumental music played in the cool, carpeted lobby, and I caught a whiff of chlorine from a nearby pool. This all made sense because the alley — which opened in February — is part of the Sun & Ski Inn and Suites. The Mountain Road facility also offers a mini golf course, and the accommodations are pet-friendly. The alley itself consists of a bright dining room with half-moon banquettes covered in orange fabric. These overlook eight lanes equipped with state-of-theart bowling technology (for instance, the pins are on wires). There, the décor leans to dark purple walls and cool lighting; pop videos play on big screens on the far wall. Overall, the place is clean, friendly and welcoming. As my friend and I slid into a booth, ravenous and eager to sample the kitchen’s wares, a smiling blond server with a swinging ponytail and a Nordicsounding accent delivered a pair of laminated menus, filled our water glasses and made bubbly small talk. The bottled beer list ran the gamut, from Bud Light to Heady Topper and Citizen Cider’s ginger-laced Dirty Mayor, bolstered by a fine selection of local and

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micro-brews on draft. Cocktails were similarly diverse, from a mix that that included DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker to a light and lovely concoction made from gin, simple syrup and grapefruit, served in an absinthe-washed glass. Curiously, some of the flavor notes from that cocktail were repeated in one of the dinner salads we ordered: Pink grapefruit sections and fennel provided a bracing garnish for romaine lettuce and butternut squash tossed in a buttermilkhoney dressing. Crab fritters — which the server recommended unequivocally over the bitterballen (beef fritters) — also came with fennel. This time, the vegetable was shaved and tossed with apple to make a light slaw. Tangy lemon-dill


caper sauce, into which I dipped the sweet morsels of seafood, was one of the highlights of the meal. One item could have used a bit more zing. The Red Thai Pho Noodle Bowl, which purports to draw from two culinary traditions renowned for weaving complex tapestries of flavor, was surprisingly bland. It needed a great deal of salt — fish sauce would have been even better — and a lashing of lime juice. The dish was reminiscent of Thai curry, but any lineage from pho — Vietnamese noodle soup made with richly spiced broth — was difficult to detect. Most of our dishes were entirely acceptable, though, and much more interesting than the run-of-the-mill


burgers and dogs I’d come to associate with bowling alleys. Grill-marked skewers of Indonesian chicken satay were coated in glistening peanut sauce, with sweet and tangy pickles providing a counterpoint. A mac and cheese with spinach, smoked bacon and truffle oil was exactly the comfort food one would expect: gooey and smoky, with just a hint of musky fungus lingering after each bite. As we finished our crispy, goldenbrown French fries, which arrived with a quartet of dipping sauces — peanut sauce and thick curry ketchup alongside the quotidian ketchup and mayo — our server asked us for our shoe sizes. She informed us that we could move our tab down to the PARTY BOWL

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and farm scene, Hanley says he sources ingredients from Vermont producers when supply, cost and quality allow. Many of the vegetables come from PETE’S GREENS and DEEP ROOT ORGANIC CO-OP. When Hanley can’t obtain items locally, he says, he ethically sources them from sustainable farms. The beer list, like the menu, mingles offerings from Vermont and Japan. Kelley Jones, founding partner of Trust3 Hospitality, which operates the restaurant, points out that all of Gaku’s take-out containers are biodegradable, except for those used to hold simmering broth. By Thursday, June 9, the restaurant will be open for lunch, dinner and takeout seven days a week. Outdoor seating will begin this weekend.



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Experiencing a bowling alley as an adult could never replicate the sensual immersion that I felt at gritty local lanes as a wide-eyed teen. But our evening at Stowe Bowl — which is billed as “swanky, comfortable, loungy” — was a success. It’s clean enough for families, cool enough for tourists and fun enough for locals. If you go and the day is pleasant (and you’re not driving a tractor-trailer), approach Stowe through Smugglers’ Notch. Warm up by playing a round of mini golf in the sun, then meander into the cool alley to grab a brew and a snack. When you’re ready to strut your stuff in the lanes, the pop divas on the big screens and dancing animations on the small screen will root for you. Even if your ball spends most of its time in the gutter. m

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The Commission intends to narrow the scope of the hearing to Criterion 9B (primary agricultural soils) unless that scope is expanded by the Commission at the hearing.



The following persons or organizations may participate in the hearing for this project:

ACT 250 NOTICE APPLICATION #4C1292 AND HEARING 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On May 23, 2016, Brigante Living Trust, c/o Cosimo Brigante, 682 Malletts Bay Avenue, Colchester, VT 05446 and Rivers Edge Building Development, LLC, c/o Tom Sheppard, 41 Gauthier Drive, Suite 1, Essex Junction, VT 05452 filed application #4C1292 for a Project described as the construction of a 45-unit PRD with associated infrastructure. The Project is located at 239 Malletts Bay Avenue in Colchester, VT. This Project will be evaluated by the District #4 Environmental Commission in accordance with the 10 environmental criteria of 10 V.S.A., § 6086(a).

A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10:30AM at the Essex Junction District Office of the Agency of Natural Resources, 111 West Street, Essex Junction, Vermont. The Commis-


1. Statutory parties: The municipality, the municipal planning commission, the regional planning commission, any adjacent municipality, municipal planning commission or regional planning commission if the project lands are located on a town boundary, and affected state agencies are entitled to party status. 2. Adjoining property owners and others: May participate as parties to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the ten criteria. 3. Non-party participants: The district commission, on its own motion or by petition, may allow others to participate in the hearing without being accorded party status. If you wish further information regarding participation in this hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the address below before the date of the first hearing or prehearing. If you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify this office at least seven days prior to the above hearing date. If you feel that any of the District Commission members listed on the attached Certificate of

Service under “For Your 5/30/16 Untitled-21 10:23 AM 1a Information” may have conflict of interest, or if there is any other reason a member should be disqualified from sitting on this case, please contact the district coordinator as soon as possible, no later than prior to the response date listed above.

and plans for this project are available for inspection by members of the public during regular working hours at the Colchester Town Offices, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission Office, and the District #4 Environmental Office. The application can also be viewed at the Natural Resources Copies of the weboperations site (www. Using theapplication enclosedBoard math

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Allen Drive and Lime Kiln 5/12/16 3:34 PM Road in South Burlington, Vermont. The District #4 Environmental Commission is reviewing this application under Act 250 Rule 51 — Minor Applications. Copies of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the South Burlington using the Town Office, Chittenden

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Live and earn. Two 12:00 PM 5/30/16 houses for the price of one on Rt 7. Commercial zoned, handicap ramp. Live above, work below. Comes with a second building to fix up. 335 Grove St., Brandon. 349-5765. More info on

Essex Jct., VT 05452 Brook Development, by FSBO-Plesent051816.indd 10:18 AM 1 Inc., c/o Al Senecal, 802-879-5658 clicking on “Act 250 Da- 5/30/16 31 Commerce Ave., tabase” and entering the South Burlington, VT project number above. 05403 filed application ACT 250 NOTICE #4C0643-14A for a projDated at Essex Junction, MINOR APPLICATION ect generally described Vermont this 25th day of #4C0643-14A as combining Lots #19, May, 2015. 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 20 and 21 of the Ethan 6093 Allen Commercial Park BY: /s/Peter E. Keibel On May 27, 2016, Robert and construct a 39,535sf Peter E. Keibel Shand, 5 Ethan Allen dual tenant commercial District #4 Coordinator Drive, South Burlington, building. The Project is Natural Resources Board VT 05403 and Allen Complete the following puzzle located near the Ethanby 111 West Street fill as a guide,

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Property is 0.496/6/16 acres FSBO-Beahan-052516.indd 2:38 PM 1 and is located on Shelburne Rd. 1600 square foot, 2-story house (with basement) with detached 2-car garage. Equipped with oil heat but natural gas is available. Washer/ dryer hookups. Zoned as either residential OR commercial. It can be yours for $295,000. 425-3986

sion will schedule the site visit at the hearing.

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

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SEVENDAYSVT.COM/CLASSIFIEDS County Regional Planning Commission Office, and the office listed below. The application and a draft permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web site (www.nrb.state. by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number “4C0643-14A”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before July 6, 2016, a person notifies the Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the Commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any hearing request must be in writing to the address below, must state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the Commission must deter-

mine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law will not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing.

the 10 criteria. Non-party participants may also be allowed under 10 V.S.A. Section 6085(c)(5).

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

By: /s/ Peter E. Keibel Peter E. Keibel District #4 Coordinator Natural Resources Board 111 West Street Essex Jct., VT 05452 802-879-5658

Should a hearing be held on this Project and you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify us by July 6, 2016. Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, affected state agencies, and adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under

Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 3rd day of June, 2016.

ACT 250 NOTICE MINOR APPLICATION #4C0989-3 10 V.S.A. §§ 6001 - 6093 On May 26, 2016, Mount Mansfield Union High School, 211 Brown’s Trace Road, Jericho, VT 05465 filed application #4C0989-3 for a project generally described as the addition of a three story 30’ x 14’ press box on the east side of football field with a concession area; construction of an 8’ x 4’ scoreboard and the addition of four parking lot lights with LED fixtures. The Project is located on Brown’s Trace Road in Jericho, Vermont. The District #4 Environmental Commission is reviewing this applica-


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tion under Act 250 Rule 51 — Minor Applications. Copies of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the Jericho Town Office, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission Office, and the office listed below. The application and a draft permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board’s web site (www.nrb.state. by clicking on “Act 250 Database” and entering the project number “4C0989-3”. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before June 21, 2016, a person notifies the Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the Commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any hearing request must be in writing to the address below, must state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for

a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the Commission must determine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law will not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing. If you feel that any of the District Commission members listed on the attached Certificate of Service under “For Your Information” may have a conflict of interest, or if there is any other reason a member should be disqualified from sitting on this case, please contact the district coordinator as soon as possible, no later than prior to the response date listed above. Should a hearing be held on this Project and you have a disability for which you are going to need accommodation, please notify us by June 21, 2016. Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning

Open 24/7/365. Post & browse ads at your convenience. Commission, affected state agencies, and adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the 10 criteria. Non-party participants may also be allowed under 10 V.S.A. Section 6085(c)(5). Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 27th day of May, 2016. By: /s/Peter E. Keibel Peter E. Keibel District #4 Coordinator Natural Resources Board 111 West Street Essex Jct., VT 05452 802-879-5658 INVITATION TO BID OWNER Housing Foundation Inc PO Box 157 Montpelier, Vermont 05602-0157 ARCHITECT NBF Architects 241/2 Center Street Rutland, VT 05701 PROJECT DESCRIPTION The project consists of renovations to an existing 20 unit, 5 building apartment complex including removal of existing siding and installation of new continuous

rigid insulation bonded to OSB, fluid applied weather barrier, vinyl siding, roofing, windows and trim. Minor interior renovations including bathroom renovations, plumbing fixtures, appliances (by owner, install by GC), some finishes, mechanical and electrical work. Site work includes new on-site septic system, water distribution, hydronic heat piping, site lighting, minor site drainage, regrading, and pavement patching. A 16 x 36 building is planned to accommodate the new pellet and LP gas districted heating system and provide storage and a workshop for the site maintenance personnel. Electrical work consists of new main breaker panels in each unit, lighting, range power, and other miscellaneous upgrades. This work must be phased in such a way to allow for owner occupancy during construction. Buildings will remain occupied for significant portions of the project, with rolling vacancies provided to accommodate the work at each building. Contractor must coordinate with the

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residents and the owner to perform the work as outlined above. This will be a tight construction site, and adherence to the schedule provided by the contractor will be imperative as the owner will accrue relocation costs during the course of the work. General Contractors submitting bids for this project must be able to demonstrate capacity and experience working with the above conditions. The project schedule will run from July 1, 2016 to February 24, 2017, with punch list completed by March 31, 2017. Liquidated damages of $150 per day will apply if the schedule surpasses these milestone dates. This project is funded by USDA Rural Development, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, HOME Program, Vermont Housing Finance Agency, Housing Assistance Council. Construction is expected to start within 15 days of the award of the contract. BID INFORMATION Bids Due: Thursday June 30, 2:00 pm. Bid Location: Vermont State Housing





Stagecoach Transportation Services, Inc., hereafter known as STSI, are requesting proposals from qualified fuel service providers. To be considered, two (2) copies of the proposal, as directed in the attached RFP, must be received by:

[CONTINUED] Authority, One Prospect Street, Montpelier, VT. Public Bid Opening: Bids are due at the date and time indicated above, at the location indicated above, where they will be opened and read aloud. Bids shall be sent, attention Krister Adams, via hand delivery or US Mail only. Pre-Bid Meeting: A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday June 16, 2016 at the project site. Bids will not be accepted if the bidder is not present.

BONDING A Bid Bond will be required for 5% of the Construction Cost. A Performance and Payment Bond will be required for 100% of the construction cost. INVITATION TO BID TO PROVIDE FUEL SERVICES. Addison County Transit Resources, Inc., hereafter known as ACTR, and





BIDDING DOCUMENTS Interested general contractors shall contact Krister Adams (Krister@ to be included on the bid list. Electronic bid plans and specifications will be available on or about June 1, 2016. Interested bidders should contact Edward Clark at eclark@nbfarchitects. com to receive a link to download plans. Questions should be directed to Edward J. Clark by e-mail only at eclark@nbfarchitects. com. Phone calls will not be accepted.

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Angela McCluskey, SPSM Asst. Finance Manager/ Procurement Administrator RE: ACTR & STSI Fuel Services RFP c/o Addison County Transit Resources 297 Creek Road Middlebury, Vermont 05753 Questions regarding the request for proposal can be directed – in writing – to Angela McCluskey at the email address listed below. Copies of the fuel service specifications are available on ACTR’s website (http://actr-vt. org/actr-procurementpractices/) and STSI’s website ( The RFP timeline is listed on the attached RFP. The completed proposal should be received by ACTR by no later than 3:00 p.m. on June 17, 2016. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Request for Proposal can be obtained via email by contacting Angela McCluskey, Asst. Finance Manager/Procurement Administrator, at:, or by visiting the agency websites listed above. No phone calls please. ACTR/STSI reserve the right to revise the RFP prior to the date that proposals are due. Revisions to the RFP will be in the form of an addendum and will be posted on the ACTR and STSI website.


NOTICE OF LEGAL SALE View Date 6/16/2016 Sale Date 6/17/2016 Mat Delorme Unit #406 Barbra Dezetos Unit #51 Easy Self Storage 46 Swift South Burlington VT 05403 802-863-8300 NOTICE OF SELF STORAGE LIEN SALE, JERICHO MINI STORAGE 25 North Main Street, Jericho, VT 05465. The contents of the following self storage units will be sold at public auction, by sealed bid, on June 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Alec Boulanger #143, Bo Williamson #52, Christine Tallman #115 Units will be opened for viewing for auction, sale by sealed bid to the highest bidder, cash only. Contents of entire storage unit will be sold as one lot. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Burlington Comprehensive Development Ordinance ZA-16-11 Enforcement Period of Limitations ZA-16-12 Rezone Fletcher Place to Residential Medium Pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §4441 and §4444, notice is hereby given of a public hearing by the Burlington Planning Commission to hear comments on the following proposed amendments to the City of Burlington’s Comprehensive Development Ordinance (CDO). The public hearing will take place on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 beginning at 7:00pm in Room #12, on the ground floor of Burlington City Hall, 149 Church Street, Burlington, VT. Pursuant to the requirements of 24 V.S.A. §4444(b): Statement of purpose: This amendment is proposed to the Burlington CDO as follows:

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ZA-16-11 Enforcement Period of Limitations: The purpose of this amendment is to establish “Section 2.7.11 Enforcement Period of Limitations,” pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §4454 and this section, pertaining to zoning violations which have been

known to the City of Burlington for more than 15 years and where the City has not taken corrective action to address the violation. This ordinance establishes burden of proof, and a process through which properties with use, dimension, structure, function or other violations can seek to be “stabilized.” Finally, this amendment removes references to “Bianchi controlled situations” in Part 3: Non-Conformities. ZA-16-12 Rezone Fletcher Place to Residential Medium: The purpose of this amendment is to rezone residential properties along Fletcher Place from Institutional to Residential Medium in order to promote residential density and uses which are consistent with the existing neighborhood character. Geographic areas affected: the proposed amendments are applicable to the following areas in the City of Burlington: ZA-16-11: This amendment is applicable to all zoning districts within the City of Burlington. ZA-16-12: This amendment is applicable to 12 residential properties on Fletcher Place; this amendment does not apply to 34 Fletcher Place. List of section headings affected: ZA-16-11: Within Article 2, Part 7, this amendment adds “Section 2.7.11 Enforcement Period of Limitations” and renumbers “Section 2.7.12 Administrative Appeal.” Within Article 5, Part 3, this amendment modifies “Section 5.3.1 Purpose” and strikes “Section 5.3.2 ‘Bianchi controlled uses, structures and lots.’” ZA-16-12: This amendment applies to “Map 4.3.1-1 Base Zoning Districts.” The full text of the Burlington Comprehensive Development Ordinance and the proposed amendment is available for review at the Department of Planning and Zoning, City Hall, 149 Church Street, Burlington Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or on the department’s website at www. STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT CIVIL DIVISION DOCKET NO. 347-4-16 CNCV DORIS M. HAMDY, Plaintiff

v. HOSNY I. HAMDY, Defendant SUMMONS AND ORDER OF PUBLICATION THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO HOSNY I. HAMDY 1. YOU ARE NAMED AS A DEFENDANT IN AN ACTION TO DOMESTICATE A FOREIGN JUDGMENT. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit naming you as a Defendant. A copy of the Plaintiff’s Complaint is on file and may be obtained at the office of the clerk of this court, Chittenden County Court House, located at 175 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont. Do not throw this paper away. It is an official paper that affects your rights. 2. PLAINTIFF’S CLAIM. Plaintiff’s claim is to domesticate a Decree of Divorce entered in the District Court of Payne County, State of Oklahoma in the matter entitled Hamdy v. Hamdy (Case File FD-96-274). 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 first published, which is June 1, 2016. You must send a copy of your Answer to the Plaintiff’s attorney: Chad V. Bonanni; 34 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452; cbonanni@bpflegal. com. You must also give or mail your Answer to the Court located at: PO Box 187, 175 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05402. 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. JUDGEMENT BY DEFAULT. If you do not send the Plaintiff your Answer within 41 days after the date on which this Summons was first published and file it with the Court, the Court may grant the relief requested by the Plaintiff. 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

AGAINST THE PETITIONER IN YOUR REPLY. Your Answer must state any related legal claims you have against the Petitioner. 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 This matter involves Plaintiff’s request to domesticate a Decree of Divorce entered in the District Court of Payne County, State of Oklahoma in the matter entitled Hamdy v. Hamdy (Case File: FD-96274) awarding Plaintiff real property located in Westford, Vermont known and designated as 876 Osgood Hill conveyed to Hosny I. Hamdy and Doris M. Hamdy by Warranty Deed of Peter A. Angelone dated March 17, 1986 and recorded at Volume 50, Page 310 of the Town of Westford Land Records and further described as follows: Commencing at a point in the intersection of the westerly sideline of Osgood Hill Road, which said point is identified by an iron pipe set in the ground; thence proceeding in a straight line in a westerly direction a distance of 338 feet, more or less, to a point now identified by an iron pipe set in the ground at a ledge; thence turning to the right and proceeding in a northerly direction in a straight line a distance of 416 feet, more or less, to a point now identified by an iron pipe set in the ground; thence turning to the right and proceeding in an easterly direction in a straight line a distance of 296 feet, more or less, to a point in the intersection of the westerly sideline of said Osgood Hill Road, said point is identified by an iron pipe set in the ground; thence turning to the right and proceeding in

a southerly direction in and along the westerly sideline of said Osgood Hill Road a distance of 415 feet, more or less to said point of beginning. The Verified Complaint with exhibits filed in this action shows that service cannot be made with due diligence by any of the methods provided in Rule 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, Hosny I. Hamdy, by publication as provided in Rule 4(g) of those Rules. This order shall be published once a week for 2 weeks beginning on June 1, 2016, in the Seven Days, a newspaper of general circulation in Chittenden County, and a copy of this summons and order as published shall be mailed to the Defendant, if an address is known. Dated at Burlington, Vermont, this 26th day of May, 2016. /s/ Helen M. Toor Judge of the Superior Court, Civil Division, Chittenden Unit STATE OF VERMONT WINDSOR UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 160-3-14 WRCV WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. v. PRESTON WAGAR AND DEBRA WAGAR, CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. OCCUPANTS OF: 103 LEAF COURT, WHITE RIVER JUNCTION 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 October 21, 2014 in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Preston Wagar and Debra Wagar to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., dated March 13, 2008 and recorded in Book 427 Page 429 of the land records of the Town of White River Junction, 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 103 Leaf Court, White River

Junction, Vermont, on June 21, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: A certain piece of land located at 103 Leaf Court in the Town of Hartford, County of Windsor, and State of Vermont, described as follows: Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to Preston Wagar and Debra Wagar by Vermont Special Limited Warranty Deed GRP/AG REO 2000-1, LLC dated October 8, 2001 and recorded in Volume 314, Page 97 of the Hartford Town Land Records, and being further described therein as follows: “Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to GRP/AG REO 2000-1, LLC by Vermont Special Limited Warranty Deed of Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, N.A., as Trustee dated June 19, 2001 and recorded on June 21, 2001 in Volume 305, Page 202 of the Hartford Town Land Records, and being further described therein as follows: “Being all and the same lands and premises acquired by Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, N.A., as Trustee, by virtue of a Certificate of NonRedemption and Writ of Possession and Judgement Order and Decree of Foreclosure in a cause entitled: Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, N.A., as Trustee v. Stearns, Windsor Superior Court Docket No. 77-2-00 Wrcv, which Certificate is dated June 5, 2001 and recorded on June 7, 2001 in Volume 304, Page 55 of the Hartford Town Land Records, and being further described in the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure attached thereto as follows: “Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to N. Scott Stearns and Sherry C. Stearns by Warranty Deed of Helen Day dated June 13, 1989 and recorded June 14, 1989 in Volume 154, Page 52-53 of the Hartford Town Land Records and, Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to N. Scott Stearns and Sherry C. Stearns by Warranty Deed of Lyla Collins, Douglas Collins, Jeffrey Collins, Sherry Collins Stearns and Richelle McKenney dated June 13, 1989 and recorded June 14, 1989 in Volume 154, Page 50-51 of the


Being a parcel of land situated on the east side of said highway and beginning at the southeast corner of land now or formerly of Everett and Dorothy Potter; thence southerly following the same

Reference is hereby had to the above mentioned deed and the record 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 in cash, certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the


Post & browse ads at your convenience. sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid in cash, certified check, bank treasurers 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: May 2, 2016 By: /S/ Bozena Wysocki, Esq. Bozena Wysocki, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 WARNING POLICY ADOPTION CHARLOTTE SCHOOL DISTRICT The Board of School Directors gives public notice of its intent to adopt local district policies dealing with the following at its regular meeting scheduled June 21, 2016: F4 Search Seizure and Interrogation of Students by School Personnel F5 Search Seizure and Interrogation of Students by Law Enforcement or other Nonschool Personnel F9 Substance Use F33 Use of Imaging Devices in School G4 Responsible Computer, Network and Internet Use Copies of the above policies may be obtained for public review at the Office of the Human Resources Dept. in Shelburne, VT.

WARNING POLICY ADOPTION CVU SCHOOL DISTRICT The Board of School Directors gives public notice of its intent to adopt local district policies dealing with the following at its regular meeting scheduled June 21, 2016: F4 Search Seizure and Interrogation of Students by School Personnel F5 Search Seizure and Interrogation of Students by Law Enforcement or other Nonschool Personnel F9 Substance Use F33 Use of Imaging Devices in School G4 Responsible Computer, Network and Internet Use Copies of the above policies may be obtained for public review at the Office of the Human Resources Dept. in Shelburne, VT. WARNING POLICY ADOPTION HINESBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT The Board of School Directors gives public notice of its intent to adopt local district policies dealing with the following at its regular meeting scheduled June 21, 2016: F4 Search Seizure and Interrogation of Students by School Personnel F5 Search Seizure and Interrogation of Students by Law Enforcement or other Nonschool Personnel F9 Substance Use F33 Use of Imaging Devices in School G4 Responsible Computer, Network and Internet Use Copies of the above policies may be obtained for public review at the Office of the Human Resources Dept. in Shelburne, VT.

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WARNING POLICY ADOPTION SHELBURNE SCHOOL DISTRICT The Board of School Directors gives public notice of its intent to adopt local district policies dealing with the following at its regular meeting scheduled June 21, 2016: F4 Search Seizure and Interrogation of Students by School Personnel F5 Search Seizure and Interrogation of Students by Law Enforcement or other Nonschool Personnel F9 Substance Use F33 Use of Imaging Devices in School G4 Responsible Computer, Network and Internet Use Copies of the above policies may be obtained for public review at the Office of the Human Resources Dept. in Shelburne, VT. WARNING POLICY ADOPTION WILLISTON SCHOOL DISTRICT The Board of School Directors gives public notice of its intent to adopt local district policies dealing with the following at its regular meeting scheduled June 21, 2016: F4 Search Seizure and Interrogation of Students by School Personnel F5 Search Seizure and Interrogation of Students by Law Enforcement or other Nonschool Personnel F9 Substance Use F33 Use of Imaging Devices in School G4 Responsible Computer, Network and Internet Use Copies of the above policies may be obtained for public review at the Office of the Human Resources Dept. in Shelburne, VT.


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WARNING POLICY ADOPTION CHITTENDEN SOUTH SUPERVISORY UNION The Board of School Directors gives public notice of its intent to adopt local district policies dealing with the following at its regular meeting scheduled June 21, 2016: F4 Search Seizure and Interrogation of Students by School Personnel F5 Search Seizure and Interrogation of Students by Law Enforcement or other Nonschool Personnel F9 Substance Use F33 Use of Imaging Devices in School G4 Responsible Computer, Network and Internet Use Copies of the above policies may be obtained for public review

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In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered September 1, 2015 in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Shirley E. Swasey and Earl L. Swasey to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., dated March 10, 2006 and recorded in Book 401 Page 172 of the land records of the Town of Hartford, of which mortgage the

Being the lands and premises conveyed to James H. Maynes and Thomas M. Cosgrove as tenants in common, by Warranty Deed of Harold R. Thompson and Edna K. Thompson dated February 1, 1974 and recorded in Book 71, Page 594 of the Town of Hartford Land Records, and further described as follows:


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.


course as the easterly line of said Potters to land now or formerly of Levi and Elsie Fielder; thence westerly along the northerly line of said Fielders to the highway; thence northerly along the easterly line of said highway a distance of 250 feet, more or less, to the southeast corner of land of said Potters; thence easterly along the southerly line of land of said Potters to the point and place of beginning. A portion of said premises is subject to an easement to the United States of America.

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A certain piece of land in Hartford in the County of Windsor and State of Vermont described as follows, viz: Being a parcel of land, situated on “The Point” so-called, and are bounded westerly and northerly by land of Wesley E. Sawyer, easterly by line from the northeast corner from the Sawyer lot to an iron pipe driven in the ground on the southerly edge of a path leading up to the said premises eighty-six feet from the southeast corner of the house on the premises conveyed, and

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.

To wit: Being the lands and premises conveyed to Earl L. Swasey and Shirley E. Swasey, husband and wife, as tenants by the entirety, by Warranty/Executrix’s Deed of James H. Maynes and the Estate of Thomas M. Cosgrove by and through its Executrix Marguerite Cosgrove, dated January 25, 1990 and recorded in Book 163, Page 117 of the Town of Hartford Land Records, and further described as follows:


Being the same lands and premises conveyed to Lyla Collins, Douglas Collins, Jeffrey Collins, Sherry Collins and Rachelle McKenney by Decree of Merton Dean Estate dated December 16, 1985 and recorded December 23, 1985 in Volume 112, Page 666-667 of the Hartford Town Land Records.



Being an undivided half interest in and to the following:

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.

DATED : April 22, 2016 By: /S/ Bozena Wysocki, Esq. Bozena Wysocki, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032

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 1398 Quechee Hartland Road, Quechee (Hartford), Vermont on June 28, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. all and singular the premises described in said mortgage,


Being the same lands and premises conveyed to Helen Day and M. Dean Collins, as tenants in common, by Decree of John H. Collins Estate dated July 2, 1980 and recorded in Volume 91, Page 284-285 of the Hartford Town Land Records.

Other terms to be announced at the sale.


Being an undivided half interest in and to the following:

by the westerly line of the house lot formerly known as the “Blaisdell House Lot”, so-called, southerly by line from said iron pipe westerly to an iron pipe driven in the ground thirty-four feet from the southeast corner of the house on the lot conveyed, and also by Hazen Street, with a right of way to Hazen Street down the path above-referred to.”

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Substitute Custodians Williston School District has a recurring need for substitute on-call custodians, first and second shifts. Experience desired but we will train the right person. Please submit an application, available from our website at or either school office (Allen Brook School or Williston Central School). NO CALLS PLEASE.

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Landscape Laborer Full time, Hardworking. Previous experience desirable. Transportation required. Contact Marc at Outdoor Works Landscaping at

Join Champlain Housing Trust’s Mission Driven, Social Enterprise oriented Financial Team! We are looking for a team player to lead all accounting functions overseeing owned properties, partnerships, and fee managed properties in CHT’s diverse portfolio of affordable housing. Your primary responsibility is to to support the Finance Directors in assuring that CHT’s corporate financial activity is managed accurately and effectively through timely and accurate financial reporting. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in accounting, finance or mathematics; three years of management/supervisory experience in accounting and financial management or equivalent experience. Knowledge of software systems and real estate document/corporate records keeping preferred. Must be able to manage multiple priorities; possess excellent communication, analytical, organizational and computer skills; and exercise sound judgment and initiative in solving problems. A commitment to social and economic justice and the limited equity model of property ownership is required. CHT is a socially responsible employer offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Our benefit package includes training, health insurance, vacation, holiday, sick leave, 403(b), disability and life insurance. Submit a cover letter and resume by June 24th to Human Resources, Champlain Housing Trust, 88 King Street, Burlington, VT 05401 or email No phone calls, please.

Director of Planned Gifts Reporting to the Executive Director of Major and Planned Gifts, the Director of Planned Gifts is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the University’s planned giving program, which promotes estate and planned gifts through multiple platforms. In addition to managing a portfolio of approximately 150 major ($100,000 or more) and planned giving prospects in assigned territories, s/he works closely with all members of Vermont the advancement team to provide assistance and support in the cultivation and solicitation of planned giving prospects. This individual must have high professional aspirations, willingness to travel, a solid understanding of and demonstrated success in securing estate gifts, and a desire to support frontline fundraisers with planned giving.

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Attention to detail with great customer service skills is a must and a working knowledge of cars is highly desirable.

Must have a valid driver’s license and clean motor vehicle driving record.

This is a great opportunity to work in a meaningful environment empowering others. If you enjoy being part of a fast-moving team, submit a resume and cover letter to WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. EOE.

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Medical Biller

Senior Graphic Designer Turtle Fur® is looking to add a talented Senior Graphic Designer to our team. Do you have a love for design and want to work in an exciting and challenging environment? The Senior Graphic Designer works directly with the Marketing Director and creative team on a wide variety of image campaigns, branding, packaging, and design projects. Must have abundant creativity coupled with the desire to explore visual ideas and brand focused storytelling, a love for the outdoors, and an impressive work ethic.

Vermont Eye Laser is expanding!

Seeking an experienced medical biller for our four busy audiology clinics. Applicant must be familiar with and able to manage the complete revenue cycle including accurate posting of charges, submission of electronic and paper claims, posting cash, sending out patient statements, working with health insurance companies and performing benefits checks for patients. Experience working with a medical database is desired. Credentialing process knowledge is a plus. Our perfect candidate is an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who enjoys working in a team environment. Position is located in our Colchester, VT office. Please submit cover letter, resume and references to

Responsibilities: • Design and layout five product catalogs annually • Create beautiful, functional and cohesive hangtag, labeling and packaging program • Effectively combine strategy and insights to develop unique creative solutions • Create graphic designs and layouts to effectively communicate selling messages in both print and digital environments • Gain an understanding of outdoor industry norms and trends to produce the most effective and persuasive work possible • Juggle various projects and handle tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment • Stay abreast of the latest tools and software in order to produce the best work possible • Ensure timely, accurate completion of assigned projects • Knowledge and thirst to investigate, innovate and develop creative trends with an emphasis on branding, website, social, print advertising and beyond • Show understanding and relevance of the target market • Be able to effectively visualize and create concepts into the end product, giving direction on photography style, imagery, typography, iconography and visual branding solutions

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In anticipation, we are seeking a FT/PT SURGICAL COORDINATOR to assist in our Refractive Department and a FT/PT RECEPTIONIST to join our Front Desk Team. Both positions require strong people and organizational skills, attention to detail, and a high level of professionalism. Send cover letter and resume to:



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Part-time Driver needed to work with a visually impaired employee traveling to northern and central Vermont. Must have reliable vehicle, clean driving record and flexible schedule. 15-20 hours per week. Hourly rate plus mileage.

“The residents inspire me to come to work every day. They are like family.” MELISSA ROUSE, LPN

Please call Lori Newsome at 802-863-1358 ext. 231 for an application or email resume to

Requirements • At least 5 years as graphic designer with proven performance in both print and digital • Catalog/magazine production experience required • Ability to think strategically • Discerning, brand-sensitive eye for art direction, photo editing, cropping, and retouching • Excellent written and communication skills • Strong project management, organizational, documentation and planning skills • Ability to work successfully in a team environment • Understanding of current digital design principles and best practices • Ability to own multiple phases of a project with minimal oversight while managing multiple priorities and meeting tight deadlines • Ability to brainstorm and develop creative concepts that combine branding and commerce • Proficient with: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Responsive web design and video production a plus



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Woodridge Rehabilitation & Nursing is hiring! Jobs available for energetic, compassionate and deeply committed LPNs who are looking to make a difference and grow their career in a place they’ll love. We are offering: • New higher LPN salary rate • $4000 sign on bonus • Great benefits Full job description at

Please send your resume, salary requirements, and portfolio samples to No phone calls, please. 802-371-5910

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RESTITUTION UNIT COLLECTION CASE MANAGER Seeking a champion for victims to join our team to collect court-ordered restitution from criminal offenders. Analyze financial and legal information, accurately enter data, research, investigate, and negotiate with offenders. You must be a whiz at handling a large caseload, making a high number of phone calls and be focused on hitting goals and fulfilling our mission with a positive attitude.

STAFF ACCOUNTANT Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty is seeking a Staff Accountant to join our Accounting Team in South Burlington Vermont. The role has responsibility for processing commissions and reporting revenue for Real Estate transactions for 20 plus locations throughout VT and NH. The ideal candidate has experience in Real Estate or related Billing/Revenue process and capable of learning various technologies along with understanding the accounting transactions through to the general ledger. The position supports the timeliness and accuracy of month-end close and is a vital role in our evolving development of process improvements. To learn more about the position or to apply go to

Associate’s degree or two years’ work experience in a relevant field. Energetic work environment, great co-workers and excellent benefits. Email your COVER LETTER and RESUME no later than JUNE 10, 2016 to: gina.yalicki@


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Seven Days is hiring a full-time assistant music editor. The successful candidate will possess excellent writing ability, strict attention to detail, comprehensive knowledge of a variety of musical styles and a familiarity with the Vermont music scene. They will go out to shows. A lot. They will have a keen eye, a critical ear, and the guts to write fairly and honestly. They will enjoy meeting deadlines. Previous writing experience is a plus, but we will train those exhibiting special talent and drive. If that sounds like you, send a cover letter, résumé and three writing samples to by Friday, June 10, 5 p.m.

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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. Program Specialist - Vermont Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VT EPSCoR) - #S688PO - The Vermont Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VT EPSCoR) seeks to hire a fulltime Program Specialist who will provide administrative, logistical and programmatic support for the state-wide program. The Program Specialist will be based at the University of Vermont (UVM) and provide comprehensive program support, logistical support, data management and report generation, project coordination, and timeline management. The Program Specialist will respond to inquiries which require understanding of programmatic deliverables and standards; compose correspondence and email communications; provide comprehensive oversight and arrangement for events that are part of the research and work force development mission of VT EPSCoR; coordinate and support proposal processes, initiate peer review, coordinate selection process and notification of results; interact with offices at UVM, partner schools and entities. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and one to three years related experience required. Experience with event planning and logistics required. Proficient with software applications used to support office functions, website maintenance and Internet resources. Familiarity with databases, database queries and report generation. Effective interpersonal, organizational, time management and communication skills. Ability to plan and prioritize multiple tasks with different time lines and bring several projects to convergence at the same time. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team or independently. Information Technology Support Specialist - UVM Extension - #S698PO UVM Extension is seeking an enthusiastic individual to help support the information technology infrastructure in our statewide offices. Your job will be to provide UVM Extension employees with computer support and troubleshooting. You will be based in Burlington at our Spear Street office, with your work focusing in our Burlington, St. Albans, and Middlebury offices. Occasional travel to our other offices will be expected and support for all employees will be par for the course. You will provide “check-plus” service by responding to and resolving requests for assistance in a friendly, timely and efficient manner, using non-technical language whenever possible. Education and experience equivalent to an Associate’s degree in technology or related field and one to two years’ technical support experience required. Good oral and written communications skills are essential, as is a thorough knowledge of the PC/Windows operating environment. Northwest Migrant Recruiter Advocate and Health Promoter - UVM Extension Migrant Education Program - #S705PO - The goal of the MEP is to ensure that all eligible migrant students and youth reach challenging academic standards and have equal access to education and support services from pre-school through high school completion. Position will identify and enroll eligible farm workers living in the northwest region of Vermont in the Migrant Education Program and Bridges to Health program adhering to program guidelines. Facilitate and coordinate health care and educational services for enrolled clients. Offer educational services to enrolled clients when appropriate. This is a field outreach position. Individual must have the ability to travel from location to location. Must be proficient in English & Spanish. Applicants must file a cover letter of intent, a current resume, and three references to be considered. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged 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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Retail & Bakery Help We are looking for part time retail and bakery help in our busy Shelburne store. Experience preferred, but willing to train the right candidates. Weekend availability a must.

Stop by our store on Route 7 for an application or call 802-985-2000 for more information.

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Needed for busy Physician office in Rutland. Full- time/Part-time. Please inquire at 802-773-8199 or send cover letter and resume to EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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eCommerce Manager Turtle Fur, a leader in the outdoor accessories industry with a growing multi-channel online business, seeks an eCommerce Operations Manager. Become an integral part of a great team and take responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the online business of Turtle Fur on both our own website,, as well as 3rd party marketplaces. Responsibilities • Manage a growing eCommerce team. • Work closely with the marketing team. • Set annual goals, priorities, and budgets alongside senior management. • Manage related SaaS systems to ensure smooth operations of the eCommerce department. • Guide all customer acquisition, conversion, and retention efforts (SEM, Email Marketing, Site Optimization, Review Solicitation, Live Chat, Promotions). • Oversee the listing of Turtle Fur product on 3rd party marketplaces (Amazon & eBay), seek out new opportunities for 3rd party selling, and coordinate with Sales on marketplace seller policies for wholesale. • Manage inventory levels via forecasting and in-season transfers. • Be involved in the creation and planning of Direct-to-Retail product. • Oversee all eCommerce projects ensuring open communication across all departments. • Report on traffic and sales metrics to senior management on a regular basis. Requirements • 5-8 years of experience in D2C eCommerce (outdoor industry or CPG preferred). • Bachelor’s Degree required. • Knowledge of paid search programs (Google Adwords certification a plus). • Experience working with 3rd party marketplaces and knowledge of their best practices. • Strong analytical background. • Strong communication skills. • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, & Java. • Knowledge of Shopify, Channel Advisor, or RetailOps a plus. This job is based at the Turtles’ Nest in Morrisville. All inquiries to:

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The Windjammer Restaurant is seeking an experienced Dining Room Manager.

Director The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children is seeking a full-time Director for its Vermont Birth to Five (VB5) initiative. VB5 is a statewide initiative working to ensure that every Vermont child has access to high quality and affordable early care and education by 2025. The Director will lead the VB5 team to effectively implement critical child care quality improvement projects while addressing regional and statewide barriers to creating a system of high quality child care. The Director will act as a leader, convener, communicator, and systems thinker and will work in partnership with VB5’s sister initiative, Let’s Grow Kids, which is focused on addressing child care affordability. The Director is responsible for the overall management of VB5 and will work closely with the Permanent Fund’s CEO and the Let’s Grow Kids Campaign Director to ensure advancement toward the mission. Responsibilities include: •

Effective leadership of staff and projects,

Budget development and oversight,

Grant and contract management including reporting and oversight,

Collaboration and coordination with a variety of stakeholders including child care programs, State agencies, schools, and non-profit organizations,

Public speaking on behalf of the organization,

Strategic planning including the use of internal, state, and national data to guide decision making, and

Project development, implementation, and measurement.

To join our team, please apply to: The Windjammer Hospitality Group, Attn: Human Resources, 1076 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403, selena@, or fax 802-651-0640 EOE

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Qualifications – demonstrated strategic vision and leadership, strong collaboration skills, experience in financial management, experience in project development and oversight, ability to work independently/self-directed, entrepreneurial spirit, excellent written and verbal communication skills, innovative thinker, and knowledge of VB5 projects and Vermont’s early childhood system. Competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits. This position requires frequent statewide travel, including regular travel to the Burlington office. Please send cover letter, resume, and three references by June 20 to or Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children 19 Marble Ave, Suite 4, Burlington, VT 05401.

3+ years of hospitality experience is desired and the ability to work a flexible schedule is required. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes: medical/dental insurance, 401(k), paid time off and many company discounts.

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty is seeking an Executive Assistant to the CEO. The ideal candidate must have 5 plus years of experience as an executive assistant, possess a positive attitude, be a problem solver and have exceptional written and verbal communication skills. The candidate must be computer savvy, demonstrate exceptional organizational skills, a high attention to detail and maintain the upmost integrity and professionalism and have experience handling sensitive and confidential information.

committed applicant who seeks to grow their career in a place they’ll love.

We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive health insurance, 401(k) and profit sharing, and other benefits.

Operating Room Nurse

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, résumé and references to:

▪ We are seeking an Operating Room RN to join our collaborative team.

▪ State-of-the-art OR with 17 integrated suites, including two video integrated ORs.

▪ Perform surgeries across all disciplines including cardiac, pediatrics, transplant, joint replacement, open hearts, gynecology and plastics utilizing da Vinci Robot technology.

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in busy, referralbased outpatient surgery practice. Ideal candidates will have two to four years’ experience in a medical or dental office setting. Do you place paramount importance on the varying needs of patients and referring offices? Do you have a keen eye for details and the ability to juggle multiple priorities? Do you want to support and assist doctors and coworkers to create a smooth and professional office environment? If so, we are looking for you! Send resume to: CVOMS, ATTN: Practice Manager 118 Tilley Drive, Suite102, S. Burlington, VT 05403.

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Burlington law firm seeks highly motivated administrative assistant to provide support to our legal staff and assist with a wide variety of office and computer tasks. Candidate must have the following skills: strong work ethic; willingness to adapt quickly to challenging assignments; advanced skills using a variety of software applications with an emphasis on Microsoft Office and Adobe Professional and excellent writing and communication skills. Prior legal and/or law firm experience a plus.

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Summit Property Management Group seeks a qualified full- or part-time individual for our accounting department. WHO WE ARE: We provide rental, leasing, and management services to property owners, investors, financial institutions, and non-profit entities in Vermont, New Hampshire, and upstate New York. Summit and its affiliate Green Mountain Development Group have developed, constructed, owned and managed over 1,200 residential apartments and 250,000 square feet of commercial space in the New England region YOUR ROLE: Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable for multiple entities on multiple accounting platforms; Full accounting for smaller affiliated companies including GLs, income statements and balance sheets; Monthly Bank Reconciliations; Support for annual financial audits; Assist and actively participate with monthly and quarterly financial statements with the ability to drill down to the general ledger detail of multiple entities; Assist with annual budgeting process SKILLS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Microsoft Programs; Quickbooks, Peachtree; Associates or Bachelors Accounting Degree; 3+ years of related accounting work WHAT WE OFFER: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and ability, paid time off, retirement plan, health insurance contribution, positive and upbeat working environment. Send your resume and cover letter to

Our Behavioral Health Division is hiring Come see what makes NCSS a great place to work by joining a team who sets the standard of excellence!


Community Recovery Program* Community Support Workers Crisis Bed Program Support Staff* Law Enforcement Liaisons Intensive Case Manager Outpatient Team Leader* Outpatient Therapist – Children/Youth* Overnight Residential Support Staff* Social Work Care Coordinator – Adult Practices* Supported Independent Living Program Therapeutic Community Residence Staff *Sign on Bonus offered for selected positions A comprehensive benefits package is offered to full-time employees, including: medical, dental, life disability, 403b, vacation, and professional development time. “Creating a Stronger Workforce, one employee at a time” Please visit our website for position details, application links, additional listings and to learn more about NCSS! Our clinic is located close to Interstate 89 and is a 30 minute commute from Burlington.

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MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES Clinician, Substance Abuse, Medication Assisted Therapy Join our multidisciplinary team of enthusiastic and caring professionals to help those fighting opioid addiction. Seeking two Substance Abuse Clinicians to provide individual, group and family counseling and health home services to patients dependent on opioids. Health Home services are comprehensive in nature, enabling the Chittenden Clinic to provide enhanced client services that are coordinated and address medical and psychosocial issues. Work with treatment providers and community support groups with the goal of coordinating care and referrals. In addition, counselors implement and maintain clinical records addressing treatment plans and progress in treatment. Counselors assist in developing and carrying out clinic policy and procedure. LADC strongly preferred. Howard Center offers generous time off, starting at 35 days peryear for full-time positions. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a starting annual salary of $39,000. If licensed, additional $750 per year stipend added to base pay. Early morning and flexible schedules available! Job ID#s 3234 & 3235

Case Manager, HUB Provide case management services to patients which are comprehensive in nature, enabling the Chittenden Clinic to provide enhanced services to clients that are coordinated and address medical and psychosocial issues. Work with treatment providers and community support groups with the goal of coordinating care and referrals. Will provide family and individual support, facilitate educational groups, carry a small caseload, and attend staff meetings. This is a benefits-eligible, full-time regular position with a starting salary of $33,150.00. Minimum of BA degree is required. Job ID# 3259

Senior Clinician, Eldercare This unique position combines a love of working with elders with a passion for clinical work, and a chance to have some ownership over a small and special program. the Senior Clinician will provide mental health and substance abuse assessments and treatment to people over the age of 60 in their homes, in collaboration with the Agency on Aging and many other partners in the dynamic field of aging. Will supervise a colleague, attend community meetings, and be a part of a strong group of adult outpatient clinicians at Howard Center, where our clinical knowledge is shared and strengthened. LICSW and use of a personal vehicle are required for this position. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a starting annual salary of $42,750 with verification of licensure. Job ID# 3264



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Two Summer Positions at Orchard Valley Waldorf School

Cook, Lakeview Community Care Home Seeking an energetic and compassionate person to cook for residents in a community care home setting who have mental health challenges. Duties involve planning and preparing nutritionally balanced meals, ordering and shopping for food, and clean up. There is a lot of contact with residents in this job. It is a full-time, 38-hour position working four days and off three days in a row. Prior cooking experience is appreciated. Job ID# 3219

Residential Counselor, Community Apartments Teach people to live a fun and fulfilling life in a community apartment setting in Essex Junction. Residents have mental health challenges so responsibilities will include supportive counseling, community integration and medication support. Applicant will need to demonstrate relationship building skills and the ability to deescalate potential crisis situations and respond accordingly. Successful candidate will be a team player with a respectful, enthusiastic, optimistic and cheerful approach. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a starting pay of $15.00/hour. Job ID# 3262


Summer Camp Teacher Puppetry, Theater and Story Telling Camp For ages 4-11 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, starting June 20 for three weeks (40 hours each week). Located on our beautiful farm and forest campus in East Montpelier.

Summer Camp Assistant for Summer Play Days at our Child’s Garden campus in Montpelier. June 13- August 12, 2016. Contact Linda Weyerts for details: or 802-456-7400

The purpose of this job is to provide both routine and complex maintenance support services to multiple sites throughout the state. This job is accountable for accomplishing tasks in the building trades including but not limited to electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, contents handling and on-call duty. Experience required: 3-5 years minimum. Skills required: computer literacy, oral and written communication skills, ability to work with diverse population. Must be able to work independently. Job ID# 3257

Building Cleaning Services Specialist, Floater This full-time, benefits-eligible floater position will complete special projects and fill in for employees that are on vacation or not working a specific day. The perfect candidate would have a flexible schedule as some of the hours could be both first shift and secnd shift. First and second shift would overlap. Examples of essential functions are: disinfecting and cleaning garbage and trashcans and changes bags daily, washing and sanitizing bathrooms fixtures daily with germicidal solution, wet mopping, and cleaning spaces. Special projects include shampooing carpets, stripping and waxing floors, washing windows as needed, and performing other cleaning duties as specified by supervisor. Job ID# 3245

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

MAKE EXTRA CA$H AND WORK EVENTS GMCS is hiring staff for our event security team. · Part time · Choose your own schedule · Great second job · Nights and weekends available · Work at great outdoor events · No experience necessary · We will train you

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DISPATCHER STAFF ACCOUNTANT/ ASST. OFFICE MANAGER The Village of Morrisville Water & Light (MW&L) is a multi-function (electric, water, and wastewater) utility serving approximately 4,000 electric customers in northcentral Vermont. MW&L is accepting applications for Staff Accountant/Asst Office Manager. This individual will be responsible for assisting the controller with the financial records and customer service duties for the Electric, Water & Sewer departments.



Urban Program Communications Assistant

The Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center has an opening for a full-time Dispatcher effective immediately. The LCSD is a Vermont E-911 answering point, and provides dispatch services for area police, fire and ambulance services. The staff consists of 12 members who work in a recently modernized facility located in Hyde Park. The position is for shift work, which includes nights, weekends and holidays. There is an excellent benefits package. Salary is based upon experience.

The Institute for Sustainable Communities is seeking a highly organized individual with writing, web and social media chops to join our U.S. team in Montpelier. If you thrive in a fast-track environment, and can manage multiple priorities with patience and humor, we want you! We offer a friendly, open work environment, excellent benefits and the opportunity to make a difference in communities tackling climate change.

There is a required aptitude and psychological testing prior to employment as well as a background check. Interested individuals may send a resume to the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department PO Box 96, Hyde Park, VT 05655 ATTENTION: Chief Deputy Merrill

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Nepali-Speaking Liaison/English Language Learner (ELL) Support

MW&L offers competitive salary, excellent benefits including health & dental insurance, paid time off, pension and more. Respond with full resume to Controller, Morrisville Water & Light, 857 Elmore Street, Morrisville, VT 05661 or by June 24, 2016.

the needs of ELL students and parents. The Liaison will also provide some additional academic support to ELL students at Essex High School. Candidates must demonstrate strong oral and written communication in Nepali and English in order to provide high quality written and oral translations to Nepali-speaking families. Preferences will be for candidates who have experience as translators in educational or social support settings and demonstrate evidence of working with confidential information. The Nepali-speaking Liaison will also be expected to provide some additional academic support to all ELL students at Essex High School. Preferences will be for candidates who have strength in math and science content areas.

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This is a school year position (August-June); however, as the district's primary Nepali-speaking translator, the Liaison will be asked to provide some additional hours during the summer to support any new students. Summer time will be compensated above the school-year contract. This school year position is available for approximately 8 hours per day on average and approximately 186 days per year. Pays $18.54 per hour. Excellent benefits package available including family medical and dental insurance; term life insurance; retirement plan with up to six percent employer contribution; professional development funds; and paid leaves. For additional information, or to apply, please visit and enter Job ID 2565124.

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Mobile Home Program Resident Organizer The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity/ Mobile Home Program seeks an experienced, energetic, and committed individual with a high degree of initiative to join our team. We are looking for a motivated problem-solver to provide education and outreach to residents of Vermont’s mobile home parks. Our ideal candidate will have good communication and facilitation skills and be able to keep a working knowledge of related statutes and regulations. Job responsibilities include: providing direct service to residents including individual advocacy, identifying resources and solutions to improve or maintain housing conditions; conducting emergency preparedness outreach, facilitating emergency exercises, data entry, provide trainings and technical support for resident associations and residentowned cooperatives and assisting the program director with managing multiple projects as needed. This is a 40 hour/week position with excellent benefits. To learn more about this position, please visit our employment page at To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are found. CVOEO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Come work at VPR, named by Vermont Business Magazine as one of the best places to work in Vermont for the fourth year in a row!

Lisaius Marketing, a 24-years strong design and branding agency, is looking for the right person to lead our clients in identifying, communicating and evolving their brands.

News Producer – Morning Edition

Brand manager

Vermont Public Radio is looking for a talented individual who is passionate about our mission to join our award-winning team. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Morning Edition host, developing and presenting timely and creative regional news programming and integrating regional news seamlessly into the program. The producer helps to prepare script promos and NPR segments, posts news stories and audio to the VPR website and ensures overall accuracy of the news programming. Each day, the producer generates new ideas and questions, schedules and pre-interviews guests for morning two-ways and edits interviews with the host. The Morning Edition producer also arranges field interviews and generates news and feature content of her/his own when possible. The producer participates in our Membership Drives and supports the station’s strategic initiatives. A strong commitment to journalistic principles, ethics and standards; in-depth knowledge of state, regional, national and international issues; and excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills required. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively under strict deadlines and a willingness to embrace new technologies. Bachelor’s degree; at least 3 years of relevant experience in reporting and/or producing, or equivalent; production skills including desktop editing required. Field recording and experience in programming desired. VPR is a statewide network that is widely recognized for excellence in the public radio system. Diversity matters to us: We are looking for applicants who will expand the perspectives of our team.

You have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in the branding and marketing industry. Being the lead contact for a group of our clients and working closely with designers and other account staff, you would be responsible for leading your team through strategy, development, execution and delivery of brand and marketing concepts and materials that are on point, on time, on budget and that make us proud. This position requires strong communication skills (oral and written), organization, a willingness to learn new things and a great attitude. Skills in content creation, social media management, website maintenance and/or business development a plus. We offer a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vacation and 401K plans. Plus, a dog-friendly environment and summer hours. Email your résumé and cover letter to and tell us why you’d be a great new hire! No phone calls please. 337 College St. Burlington, Vt 05401 www.liSaiuS.Com

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The PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEER position is responsible for the professional and administrative engineering work involved in the development and implementation of various projects for the City of Burlington. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and 5 years’ experience including civil engineering and project and/or program management.

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN The ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN position is responsible for assisting engineering staff in professional and administrative engineering work. Requirements include an associate’s degree in Civil Engineering and two years of relevant experience required. Both positions are considered Limited Service Full Time. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and completed City of Burlington Application by June 30, 2016 to:

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

FT & PT Community Integration Specialist Sign-On Bonus Offered! CBS

Responsibilities include working individually with children and adolescents with mental health challenges both in the community and in their homes. The opportunity to bring personal interests/hobbies to share with youth is encouraged. Ideal candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, be able to work afternoon and evening hours, have a valid driver’s license, and reliable transportation. Please send a cover letter and resume to

Foster Parents & Respite Providers Brattleboro

NFI is looking for adult care givers in Windham County who are interested in having children and teens in their home for overnight respite or full time. Our population needs structure, security and nurturing. We offer a generous stipend. If you are looking for a way to give back, if you want to help a child in need while generating income, please call Laura or John at NFI: 254-2558 or email at

Relief Supportive Skills Workers DBT Brattleboro

Supervise the daily activities of teenage girls, providing ongoing support, guidance and role modeling and to facilitate client improvement in the areas of personal responsibility, social skills, community living skills and behavior. Candidates must be able to communicate effectively, to work flexible hours, and have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Bachelor’s degree and previous experience working with children with emotional/behavioral challenges preferred. Please submit a cover letter and resume to or

FT Weekend Awake Overnight Counselor Group Home

The Group Home, located in Burlington, is a long-term residential program, which provides intensive treatment services to males and females, ages 13-18. The Awake Overnight Counselor provides safety, supervision and support to the youth during the sleeping hours. The position is 30-hours per week on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Please send cover letter and resume to

FT WRAP Manager St. Albans

The Manager will perform responsibilities and oversight of the WRAP and DAP programs which include clinical supervision, fiscal and administrative oversight, as well as innovative program development. The ideal candidate will be a team player with proven leadership and supervisory skills, a strong clinical orientation, a thorough knowledge of Wrap around services and a commitment to serving children, youth and families in community based settings. The position also requires skills in teaming with other community agencies. Masters required, license preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to

FT Therapeutic Case Manager St. Albans

The ideal candidate would be a flexible, outside the box thinker to provide trauma informed care while interacting with multi-stressed systems. The case manager is responsible for collaborating with teams and families to develop and guide treatment; this includes providing clinical supervision within the WRAP microteam. Master’s degree in social work, counseling or related field preferred. Send resume and cover letter to

“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. Fulltime 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.

FT Residential Counselor Hospital Diversion Program

The Hospital Diversion provides crisis stabilization, clinical consultation, individual treatment and discharge planning in a small, safe residential setting. 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 a must. B.A. in psychology or related field required. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to

Relief Workers Allenbrook

Open positions include awake overnight staff and daytime residential counselors. Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and reliable transportation. Residential counselors need a valid driver’s license and should have basic skills required to manage a house and parent teenagers. Criminal background check required. Please submit cover letter and resume to Jennifer Snay at

FT Program Director Cornerstone School, St. Johnsbury

The Director is responsible for leading the program, partnering with LEAs, community providers and overseeing the daily management and operations of the school, which includes clinical and educational services. Candidates must have experience in a clinical setting, working with families, collaborating with community based teams, and supervising staff. School experience a plus. Master’s degree in a counseling related field required. Cover letter, resume and references can be submitted to, or an application can be submitted on School Spring.

FT & PT Community Integration Specialists Sign-On Bonus Offered! White River

The ideal candidate will be a skilled communicator, have a desire to help kids and families, and have the ability to provide respectful role modeling. This position provides the opportunity to work directly with children and youth who experience emotional and behavioral challenges. Experience working with children and knowledge of the effects of trauma appreciated. Bachelor’s degree is required. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Kathy Costello at

Foster Parents & Respite Providers Greater Hartford Area

NFI is looking for homes in the greater Hartford, VT area with a sense of humor and flexibility and possess conflict resolution skills. Applicants must be welcoming to new people in their homes and also have a willingness to advocate and work as a team. If you are interested but might not be able to commit every day, we also are seeking respite providers who might take in a child a couple nights a week. Respite and foster parents are paid a stipend based on a daily rate. All applicants must be 21 years of age or older. If interested, please contact Kathy Costello at 802-343-2623 or email her at

Temporary Admin Assistant/Receptionist

NFI Vermont, Inc. is looking for an enthusiast individual to perform the following duties: answer the phones, greet visitors, maintain the phone system and schedule meetings, data entry, and administrative support to programs. Excellent customer service skills and computer skills required. This is a temporary 40 hours 12 week position starting the end of July. Please send resume to: Amy Whittemore, NFI Vermont, Inc., 30 Airport Road, South Burlington, VT 05403 or email EOE EOE


Start Up Comprehensive Business Planning Class Finance Instructor

We are seeking a dynamic entrepreneur to teach aspiring women business owners how to practice hands-on financial management in their new or expanding small business. Using the framework of a business plan, students learn the language of business and build outstanding networks along the way.

The Women’s Small Business Program has been helping aspiring entrepreneurs create or expand their businesses for more than 25 years. The successful candidate is mission-oriented, demonstrates financial expertise, and enjoys helping women achieve their goal of self-employment, self-sufficiency and financial empowerment. Position is part-time, part of a three-person instructor team and requires rotating Thursday and Sunday hours.

Full position details: Resume and cover letter to: Carmen Tall • Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Mercy Connections is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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New New England’s premier special event company England’s premier special event companyisisseeking seeking hardworking, enthusiastic individuals to to join our team. hardworking, enthusiastic individuals join our team. We applicationsfor for the following Weare arecurrently currently accepting accepting applications the following (available late April/early seasonal positions (availableMay May through 1 throughNovember November 1) 1):

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For detailed job descriptions please visit Stop our office to fill out an application Stop by our officetoto fill out an application or email resume EOE. or email resume to EOE. Vermont Tent Company — We’re Much More Than Tents! 14 Berard Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403

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Burlington Electric Department (BED), the exemplary municipal electric utility of the City of Burlington, currently is seeking an experienced leader to serve as the Director of Engineering & Grid Services. The Director is responsible for the overall strategic management and supervision of BED’s Engineering and Grid Services areas. The Director of Engineering & Grid Services will be responsible for providing high quality leadership, communication, and supervision for this area. We are seeking a candidate with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and ten (10) years’ experience in electrical engineering and utility management.

Burlington (pop. 42,000) is the economic and cultural hub of Vermont. From “America’s Most Livable City” to the “Best Small City to Start a Business,” Burlington has won dozens of “best” accolades from regional associations and surveys. With Lake Champlain, America’s “sixth great lake,” at its doorstep, Vermont’s many great ski areas a short drive away, and as home to the University of Vermont and Champlain College, Burlington buzzes with year-round excitement. For a complete job advertisement and City of Burlington Application, please visit or contact Human Resources at 865.7145. If interested, please send a resume, cover letter, and completed City of Burlington Application to: City of Burlington, Human Resources Department, 200 Church Street, Suite 102, Burlington, VT 05401. EOE. WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

The Burlington Housing Authority is seeking a selfstarter for day-to-day on-site property management and tenant relations at several affordable Section 8 properties. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is sensitive to the needs of low-income households, elderly and disabled individuals. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. The property manager will network with service providers and local law enforcement agencies to address tenant needs. Previous property management and/or social service experience with emphasis on tenant relations is desired. Experience with Section 8 project based housing or other affordable housing is a plus. BHA offers a competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience, as well as an excellent benefit package. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please submit letter of interest detailing salary requirements and resume to:

Janet Dion Director of Property Management Burlington Housing Authority 65 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401 The Burlington Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

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AmeriCorps Program AmeriCorps positions in locations around the state serving with non-profit organizations • environmental education • home buyer education • environmental stewardship • energy conservation • homeless assistance


BED, a leader in sustainability, has a rich and innovative history, having become the first city in the United States to source 100% of its power from renewable generation. BED also takes great pride in its smart grid program that allows Burlingtonians to learn about their energy usage in an effort to be more energy efficient.

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information, contact Robin Russell by email at robin.russell@ Reference Job IDskills; #619336. emonstrate strong oral and written haveLocation: a BA in Essex. urse seeking a career path or looking for youof can make a work Full Application 6/13/2016 elated fiStatus: eld; have atime. minimum of afichange, vedeadline: years relevant

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your application, please contact the Department of Human Resources, 855-828-6700 (voice) or 800-253-0191 (TTY/Relay Service). The State of lent total compensation package & is an EOE.

GENERAL MANAGER Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (“VPPSA”), a Joint Action Agency with twelve Municipal Electric Utilities as members, seeks qualified candidates with at least seven years of electric utility experience, with at least four of those years in management positions. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field is highly preferred. The successful candidate must have excellent people, communication, strategic planning and business management skills, with proven leadership ability. Experience in Vermont’s regulated utility environment is preferred. VPPSA offers competitive salary, retirement and employee benefits. VPPSA is located in Waterbury Center, Vermont. For more information or to submit your application, please contact VPPSA Board Chair John Morley at 754-8584 or mail your application with cover letter, resume, three professional references and salary expectations to Orleans Electric Department One Memorial Square, Orleans, VT 05860 Attn: Search Committee or e-mail to: no later than June 17, 2016.

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Assistant Zoning Administrator/DRB Coordinator The Town of Middlebury is accepting applications for a full time Assistant Zoning Administrator/DRB Coordinator to fill an important role in the Department of Planning and Zoning. This position reports to the Director of Planning and Zoning, who also serves as Town Zoning Administrator. This person will assist the Zoning Administrator in the day-to-day operations of the local permitting and DRB review process, including assisting customers, responding to zoning inquiries and taking-in applications. Candidates must possess proficient writing, research and logical reasoning skills. Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple priorities, and identify and resolve problems are required qualifications for success. The successful candidate must also possess the interpersonal and communication skills needed to foster effective, cooperative working relationships with Town Staff, property owners, the development community and citizens at large. Opportunities exist for the applicant to supplement his or her primary duties with land use planning assignments in a variety of subject areas, including: conservation and natural resources planning, planning for solar siting/renewable energy, neighborhood design, historic preservation, transportation planning, etc. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable career experience in municipal planning/land use law. We offer a friendly, dynamic work environment focusing on customer service, and an excellent benefits package. The Middlebury Planning Department is located in a beautiful new facility in the heart of Downtown Middlebury. Position requirements: • A belief in the importance of zoning and land use regulations as a means of protecting the rights of property owners, and as a tool for creating stronger communities. • A commitment to administering the zoning ordinance fairly and equitably, and offering assistance to applicants in an unbiased manner. • Ability to perform detailed research in order to collect accurate information for rendering fair, consistent interpretations of the regulations. • Skills for communicating the permitting and development process to a variety of customers with different levels of understanding. • Ability to remain calm under pressure and maintain a positive attitude toward the public. • Ability to create clear and accurate reports and presentations. • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. • Occasional night meetings (2-3/mo.) will be required. • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. Adobe and GIS skills preferred. • Bachelor’s degree or greater in planning or a related field (e.g. law, environmental science, education, public policy, social sciences). • 1+ years of related experience preferred. For a complete job description, please visit our website and click on “Middlebury information and links” - “Employment opportunities” Compensation: $38,000-$45,000 FTE Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Position open until filled.


Rice Memorial High School is a Catholic, co-educational college preparatory high school located in South Burlington. It is the mission of Rice to guide all students toward realizing their full, God-given potential in life. Rice’s student body of 416 students is diverse in culture, faith, and learning needs. Rice is seeking a creative, organized, and dynamic parttime (25 hours weekly)

Enrollment and Marketing Specialist starting July 1, 2016. Please send resume: Mrs. Christy Bahrenburg, Director of Enrollment Rice Memorial High School 99 Proctor Avenue, South Burlington, VT 05403 862-6521 ext. 235 For a full job description and requirements


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GRAPHIC DESIGNER Bring your creativity and professional experience to our marketing team as our in-house, full-time Graphic Designer. This collaborative position serves as the hub for all design activity within our organization. Candidates must be organized, motivated, and able to create a broad range of graphic products in alignment with our graphic identity. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits and the opportunity to join the fantastic staff of one of Vermont’s premier attractions. Visit for full job description and application instructions or email

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Dynapower Company in South Burlington, VT is a leading manufacturer of large custom power supplies and energy conversion systems. Our staff is dedicated to providing quality workmanship and the highest level of customer service. We offer an extensive benefits package and a pleasant working environment, as well as an opportunity for personal and professional growth. We are currently accepting resumes and applications for the following positions:

Production Supervisor Test Technician – 1st Shift Test Technician – 2nd Shift (2pm-10:30pm) For complete job descriptions and qualifications go to and click on “employment.”

Please apply online or mail to: Dynapower Company 85 Meadowland Dr. S. Burlington, VT 05403 Or email resume to: EOE

Come and join our Retail Team at Gardener’s Supply Company! We have a regular opening in our Williston Garden Center. We’re looking for a reliable and quick learner who is enthusiastic, outgoing, upbeat (no matter what!), flexible, team-oriented and thrives in a busy and dynamic environment! Ability to work weekends is a must.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: You will provide exceptional service to our customers by managing inbound phone calls and e-mail. You will also manage employee schedules at our Williston location, supply ordering, system reporting, and invoice processing. You will assist multiple departments with a variety of tasks and will be a “go to” person for several key functions and fully immersed in our operations. Our ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of MS Office including Outlook, Word and Excel; excellent customer service skills; clear communication skills; and team building & listening skills. This is a full-time, benefit eligible position. We are 100% employee-owned and America’s leading catalog & web-based gardening company! Interested? Please send your cover letter & resumé to Gardener’s Supply Company, 128 Intervale Rd., Burlington, VT 05401 or to

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The New School of Montpelier

We are a small, independent school serving unique children and youth. We are recruiting dedicated individuals to join our diverse staff in this exciting and challenging work. Positions start immediately.

Para-educator/ Student Supervisor This is a one-on-one paraeducator position supporting students in the development of academic, communication, vocational, social and selfregulation skills. Settings may include classroom, one-on-one environments and the community. Must possess good communication/ collaboration skills. An associate’s degree or five years’ experience after high school preferred. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle. Criminal record checks will be conducted for final candidates. Submit a resume to: The New School of Montpelier 11 West Street Montpelier, VT 05602 or email to: No phone calls, please! EOE






Keeler Bay Service is looking for an experienced automotive mechanic. Starting pay $20.00 plus an hour. Please contact 372-6139 or email us at

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The Town of Williston is seeking a highly motivated, flexible, and dedicated professional to replace our retiring

Seeking ‘Energy and Climate Action’ AmeriCorps Member Want to work with diverse stakeholders and local leaders to help Vermont transition to a clean energy future? The Vermont Natural Resources Council, coordinator of the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network, has an exciting opportunity for a 4:32 PM motivated individual with interest and expertise in community outreach, communications and clean energy. Find out more and apply: Applications are due July 15, 2016. VNRC is an EOE. Learn more about VNRC and VECAN here: |

COMMUNITY 4t-VNRC060816.indd JUSTICE CENTER DIRECTOR. Interested applicants must be strong communicators, mediators, and time managers. Candidates must have proven strengths in human services, education, and the ability to work with volunteers. Knowledge of the criminal justice system and the reparative process are strongly encouraged and helpful. For a full description and information on how to apply, visit our website at and follow the link to employment. Deadline is June 15, 2016. Questions can be directed to 764-1152 or THE TOWN OF WILLISTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WHO ENCOURAGES THOSE WITH DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS TO APPLY.

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LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROJECT Vermont Legal Aid seeks a good problem solver with excellent oral and written communication skills to advocate for individuals receiving long-term care services and supports. This person will be part of a dedicated team who provide person-centered advocacy to people living in long-term care facilities or who receive long-term care services and supports in the community. The position is located in Burlington and requires travel throughout Northwestern Vermont. BA/ equivalent required. Experience with advocacy, long-term care issues, or elders a plus. $33,660-$54,860 depending on experience and excellent benefits. Email cover letter, resume, contact information for three references and a writing sample as a single PDF to Eric Avildsen, Executive Director, c/o Priority consideration deadline: June 20. Visit our website for more information and complete application instructions. VLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND TO EFFECTIVELY SERVING OUR INCREASINGLY DIVERSE CLIENT COMMUNITY. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SHARE IN THEIR COVER LETTER HOW THEY CAN FURTHER THIS GOAL.

Join a dynamic team that serves patients at 21 locations across Vermont, New Hampshire, and southern Maine See more at Healthcare Associate’s (HCA) – full & part-time in the following locations - Burlington, Williston, Brattleboro, VT. HCAs play a vital role for PPNNE to continue to provide excellent healthcare to our loyal population by performing a variety of tasks divided between the front desk administrative areas and providing clinical support, to keep the health center operation and patient flow efficient. Paid training is provided! Accounts Payable Associate – Colchester, VT - full time M-F, ensures timely and accurate payment of financial obligations of PPNNE and PPNNE Action Funds, and ensures compliance with tax and insurance obligations connected with vendors providing services to the agency. Send resume & cover letter to and reference the specific job and location you are applying to. We offer excellent work life balance and care about 12:22 PM our employees as much as we do our patients. We offer a competitive salary and exceptional benefits. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England welcomes diversity & is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Digital Prepress Operator – 3rd Shift Lane Press, one of America’s most prestigious printers of short and medium run publications has a unique opportunity for a Digital Prepress Operator on 3rd Shift. If you have Prepress experience in a printing environment and are attentive to detail, self-motivated and are able to work independently we would like to speak with you about joining the Lane Press team. We are willing to train the right person. We offer competitive pay and a great package of benefits including medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage, 401(k), wellness programs including deep discounts at local fitness clubs and onsite physical therapy services. If you are interested in joining a great team, please send us your resume and salary requirements to You can visit our website at Lane Press PO Box 130 Burlington, Vermont 05401 EOE



Community Banker opportunities at Northfield Savings Bank

Human Resources Trainer & Administrative Support Specialist Full time, Berlin VT Northfield Savings Bank is investing further in our solid employee training program and looks to welcome aboard a Trainer & Administrative Assistant. This individual will provide training for newly hired Community Bankers (Tellers). The training covers policies, procedures, customer service, teller transactions, and technology used in the branches. The Trainer will be responsible for preparing training sessions (based on our existing training program), maintaining training manuals, and keeping employee training records. The Trainer will also support the Training and Development Manager in developing and conducting additional training programs and will maintain the Bank’s online training software. This individual will be a key member of our Human Resources department. In addition to the training focus, the role will have HR administrative responsibilities. These responsibilities will primarily involve supporting the HR Benefit & Payroll Administrator. The individual will prepare benefits materials for new hire orientations and provide back up for employee benefits and payroll processing. Successful candidates will have at least two years of experience in training or coaching, one to five years of general banking experience (preferred), and a Bachelor’s degree (preferred). The individual must also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be skilled with the Microsoft Office suite. 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 and a matching 401(k) retirement program. If you are interested in joining the NSB team, please submit your resume and job application to: Northfield Savings Bank, Human Resources, P.O. Box 7180

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Clinical Team Leader

Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community is searching for a Clinical Team Leader. Responsible for assessment, general recovery support, treatment planning, crisis intervention, progress documentation, on-call rotation, and med administration within a beautiful and uniquely relational therapeutic farm setting. Master’s degree required and clinical licensure strongly preferred. Experience in mental health and/or substance abuse recovery support is required. Must be willing to participate in and foster the therapeutic community milieu. Full time with benefits; primarily 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, with flexibility around evening and weekend rotations. Please send resume to 1169 Spring Lake Road, Cuttingsville, VT 05738.

Our CPA firm has the following opportunities for accounting professionals with superior technical and interpersonal skills. We have been serving businesses and individuals in central Vermont for over thirty years. We are a well-established firm, and are committed to our profession and to providing the highest level of service to our clients. SENIOR ACCOUNTANT


Responsibilities include the preparation of compiled and reviewed financial statements, preparation of business / personal income tax returns, and a full range of client consulting. The ideal applicant will be a CPA or CPA candidate with a minimum of three years in public accounting who is energetic, professional and possesses the ability to work independently.

Responsibilities include the preparation of financial statements and income tax returns. This position is suited to a self-motivated person seeking a rewarding career in public accounting.

Barre, VT 05641-7180. Email submissions preferred at:

Equal Opportunity Employer/Member FDIC

We offer a flexible and appreciative work environment, the opportunity for professional development and a competitive compensation package, including incentive bonuses, health and life insurance, a retirement plan and professional reimbursements. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. We look forward to meeting with you.


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Please forward a cover letter and resume to: Salvador and Babic, P.C., CPAs P.O. Box 593 Barre, VT 05641 Electronic responses can be forwarded to: Salvador and Babic, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer

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to keep everything really low-key, at least to start.” She’ll serve pastries and egg sandwiches with coffee, tea and espresso during breakfast; and soups, salads and deli sandwiches at lunch. Later this summer, Lapierre plans to add a proper sit-down breakfast on weekends. As for ingredients, seasonal produce will come from nearby WILLOW BROOK FARM, while meats and dairy will come from other area farms. They’ll be available — along with staples such as eggs, butter and milk — for purchase from the café’s market case. As of this week, Peacham Café is open Tuesday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. — H.P.E.

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Late last winter, Ariel Zevon decided to transition to catering full time, and the café board began searching for a new owneroperator to reopen the venue in June after its annual winter break. When Caledonia County native CRYSTAL LAPIERRE heard about the position, she initially wasn’t interested. Though she’d spent a good chunk of her life working in restaurants, and eight years running the deli at MARTY’S 1ST STOP in Danville, she was hesitant to reenter the food-service business after three years as a stay-at-home mom. But when the position came up again, Lapierre recalled, standing behind the café counter last week, “I said yes.” Why the change of heart? “I wanted to show my daughter that you can do anything,” she said. “It’s fun and exciting and scary all at the same time.” For now, Lapierre said, she’s “going


Just over the hill from RED BARN BREWING, Peacham residents came together to open the community-supported PEACHAM CAFÉ in August 2014. For the first year and a half, ARIEL ZEVON ran the kitchen, along with her mother, CRYSTAL ZEVON, and MICHELLE MORTON.

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of banana and spice. Starting this week, Red Barn’s owners plan to keep one homemade root beer or other nonalcoholic option on draft. The brews are available for sampling and flights on-site, and in growlers and 32-ounce “bombers” to go. Assuming things go well, McAlenney says, he hopes to arrange for wholesale distribution, though the main goal is serving the local market. “We really wanted to provide something for the people [around] here,” he says, “so they don’t have to drive really far to get quality craft beer.” While last Friday’s opening did draw a mostly local crowd, the brewer says plenty of passersby from afar managed to find the brewery on Saturday. “We had a lot of people from Boston and Burlington and beyond,” McAlenney says. And that’s part of his plan, too: “We want to be on any beer path that people are doing for the day. We’re only a [couple] miles off of Route 2.”


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grew up in Boston, which has its share of delis and lobster shacks, but nothing is as emblematic of local culture as a Vermont general store. The term is used interchangeably with “country store” and reflects the specialties of a state as much as the needs of a town, offering daily conveniences at a range of price points. At Dan and Whit’s General Store in Norwich, the confident motto is, “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.” Yet for nonnative Vermonters like me, a common tendency is to picture a general store as offering fudge, flannel

nightgowns and novelty drinks such as switchel and sarsaparilla: a nostalgic nod to a time past rather than an everyday purveyor of local needs. As Kate Bolick stated in a 2013 New York Times article about the Vermont Country Store in Weston, just browsing the store’s catalog is “a trip down memory lane so masterfully paved, I don’t even care whose memories I’m remembering.” To an outsider, the general store is as integral to the romantic vision of Vermont as leaf peeping, maple syrup and green mountains. But these institutions aren’t simply relics of the past. Like

any lasting business, they must evolve to endure, defined by their role as a central feature of community life. I wondered about that evolution, which led me to a question about not the past but the present: What does a Vermont general store look like in 2016? To find an answer, I decided to embark on a statewide, summerlong tour of general stores that will be chronicled here in monthly installments. I soon realized I’d have many stops to choose from. Writer/ composer Dennis Báthory-Kitsz notes the state’s density of general stores in his 2008 book Country Stores of Vermont: A

History and Guide, where he says about 300 country stores still operate across Vermont’s 261-mile reach from the Canadian border to Massachusetts. Before setting out on my generalstore road trip, I needed to find a Vermonter with expertise on the subject. So I contacted Paul Bruhn, executive director of the Preservation Trust of Vermont for the past 36 years. As a specialist in community-supported enterprises, he would have good insights, I figured. This was an understatement. Bruhn was able to list his first 15 general-store recommendations from


“Because the Putney General Store was a general store, it was the center of community life,” said Bruhn. “This is typical for any number of general ★ Putney stores around the state. The Putney Historical Society recognized [the store’s importance] and decided to take on the project of ownership.” With the historical society behind it, the Putney General Store was ready to be salvaged. Then came another roadblock: Stabilizing the store’s foundation called for about $500,000. “Funding was complicated,” explained Lyssa Papazian, treasurer of the PHS and a board member for nearly two decades. With the help of grants from the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, the


Have any general store stories or suggestions? I’d like to hear them. Contact:

Putney General Store and Pharmacy, 4 Kimball Hill Road, Putney, 387-4692.




“[The Putney General Store] is definitely a community center,” he answered. “Many people come in just to socialize. You may be grumpy when you come in, but not when you leave.” Blue cited more examples of this communal sentiment. Locals can borrow coffee pots from the espresso bar when they need them for fundraisers or parties. The store hosts special events each year — such as Breakfast With Santa, when Heal bedecks himself in the archetypal red suit and white beard to serve breakfast to the Putney community. Recently, Heal hired a local cook named Jason Newton to make themed nightly suppers like Fish Fry Fridays and Thursday Burger Nights. They also hired a baker to meet gluten-free dietary requests. It’s easy to see why the store that twice nearly burnt to the ground was twice worth rallying around. Daily conveniences — everything from good coffee to dental floss to Doritos to farm eggs — are only the beginning. The Putney General Store, like many general stores across the state, draws great value from being a vital social institution. I began my tour to seek the narratives behind general stores like Putney’s. So far on my trip, I’ve found the most extensive wine selection in Rutland County. I’ve encountered a beverage cooler filled with Mexican Coca-Cola, and a 16-ounce can of B&M Brown Bread with Raisins. I’ve backtracked, already, to the Dorset Union Store, where co-owner Cindy Loudenslager made me an ice cream sundae stacked with vanilla soft serve and homemade ginger-molasses cookies. Behind these finds are the histories, and people, that stitch a town together. What does a Vermont general store look like in 2016? The answer is in the stories, pictures and products gathered along the way.


monetary loss wasn’t devastating. A few grants pulled out. Many stayed. “It was really the community effort that got it all back together,” said Jim Heal, current owner of the Putney General Store. In a recent phone call, Papazian reinforced Heal’s comment: “The project had over 400 individual community donors. Not bad for a population of about 3,000 people.” When I visited the Putney General Store, I found a young couple lounging in two deep-seated chairs on the front porch, chatting over sandwiches before running inside for a six-pack of beer. A man worked on his coffee and pastry at a wrought-iron table beside them. Inside, the store hummed with friendly conversation about a daughter’s dance recital and how much ketchup to buy for a barbecue. People mingled over lattes near the espresso bar and browsed cuts of beef at the deli counter. “Did you know that, in Vermont, this is the oldest general store that’s been PAU L BRU HN, P R E S E R VATIO N TR US T O F VE R MO NT a general store the whole time it’s existed?” said barista manager Mijkl Blue. Vermont Community Development He was ringing me up for a raspberry Program and “tons of community donaturnover made in-house by cashier and tions … we got the money to rebuild,” part-time baker Tabitha Celani. she said. The doors of Putney’s “general merSoon, the Putney community chandising store” opened in 1796, and watched as reconstruction began on its the space remained in operation until general store. Within a year, the façade the fires forced its temporary closure. of the newly built store was almost com- By December 2011, the year of its 215th plete. But then, on November 1, 2009, birthday, the Putney General Store had an arsonist struck. The Putney General reopened to the community. Although the Store burned again, this time nearly to PHS maintained real estate ownership its foundation. of the building, local pharmacist Heal Five days later, the townspeople held became the store’s owner in May 2013. a candlelight vigil. Updates in the store’s 220 years Then “there was a town hearing of service include a full coffee bar, a that would decide, What next?” Bruhn prepared-foods deli and the aforerecalled. “Before the hearing started, mentioned pharmacy on the building’s a crowd of over 50 people had already second level. “Here, you can get all your gathered. Folks were devastated.” But needs met in one place,” Blue said. “Deli, the townspeople concluded that an meat market, beer, coffee, pharmacy, arsonist would not define the town of groceries” — both local and commercial Putney. Money would be raised, once brands — “and social, especially.” more, to rebuild. This time, thanks I asked Blue what he meant by to good insurance, Papazian said, the “social needs.”


memory, along with addresses, specialty items, owners, histories, preferred spots to sit for a sandwich, favored bottles of wine and a couple of personal phone numbers. “General stores are like dairy farms,” said Bruhn. “Both jobs are seven days per week, with overeight-hour days. They’re establishments contributing to community well-being. They maintain iconic roles in Vermont society. Both compete with big chains, as well, but that doesn’t mean these jobs can’t work.” And, just as a small dairy farm might initially evoke nostalgia in a Boston native who didn’t grow up with local milk at the gas station, general stores are only nostalgia items to the degree that they want to be. “General stores are the place for folks to connect with each other and their town,” Bruhn continued, “and this includes all sectors of the population. People with resources and people without them. Newcomers and fourth-generationers.” As a social hub, the general store plays a neighborhood role in a way department and grocery stores cannot. “When a store is lost, you lose that sense of communal identity,” Bruhn said. “Your town just becomes a rural subdivision.” This brings me to my first tour stop. On the first 80-degree day in May, I drove down Route 100 from Middlebury, my Vermont home since last September, heading for the Putney General Store and Pharmacy. It’s a store so vital to its town that Putney’s inhabitants wouldn’t let it disappear. At 10 p.m. on May 3, 2008, the Putney General Store was enveloped in flames. Although the blaze was “not suspicious,” according to Putney fire chief Tom Goddard, its cause remained mysterious — perhaps old wiring in the building, the store’s website noted. The façade was damaged and the interior gutted, but the general store was not destroyed. It would, however, require a significant amount of cash to reconstruct. And the price of rehabilitating the store exceeded the storekeeper’s insurance payout.

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WED.8 activism

BUILDING EMPATHY & ADDRESSING RACIAL OPPRESSION: Tools for creating an anti-oppressive society come to the fore in this series led by Francine Serwili-Ngunga and Kyle Silliman-Smith. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 863-2345, ext. 6.


LIFE DRAWING: Pencils fly as a model inspires artists to create. Bring personal materials. The Front, Montpelier, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10. Info, 839-5349.


COMMUNITY MEMORIAL FOR AMOS BEEDE: Citizens congregate to remember the life of the transgender man killed in Vermont. A reception at the Pride Center of Vermont follows. Perkins Pier, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 860-7812.


VERMONT ENVIRONMENTAL CONSORTIUM WATER QUALITY CONFERENCE: A day of panels, exhibitions and speakers dives deep into aqueous challenges and opportunities for innovation. Vermont Technical College, Randolph, 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m. $65-75. Info, 747-7900.


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.


‘ALL IN: CHANGE TAKES EVERYONE’: Parents dig into a potluck meal, then enjoy a screening of Joanna Macy’s film about climate issues. A discussion follows. First Unitarian Universalist Society, Burlington, potluck, 5:30 p.m.; film, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 999-2820. BLUEBIRD FAIRY TIME: Seekers visit artist Emily Anderson for readings from her whimsical card deck. The Made in BTV Shop, Burlington, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info,

fairs & festivals

BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: Worldclass musicians pack Queen City venues in a celebration of the genre. See for details. Various downtown Burlington locations, Prices vary. Info, 863-7992 or 863-5966.


‘FLYING MONSTERS’: Airborne reptiles reach new heights in a 2D and 3D National Geographic film. Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, noon & 2:30 p.m. $3-5 plus regular admission, $10.50-13.50; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848. LAKE PLACID FILM FORUM: Film fanatics flood into town for screenings, panel discussions, workshops and personal encounters with movie makers. See for details. Various Lake Placid locations, N.Y. $10-15; free for some events. Info, ‘PANDAS: THE JOURNEY HOME’: China’s blackand-white bearlike animals prepare to head to new homes around the world. Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience, ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 11 a.m. & 1 & 3:30 p.m. $3-5 plus regular admission, $10.50-13.50; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 864-1848. ‘T-REX’: The 2015 documentary follows 17-year-old Olympic boxer Claressa Shields as she navigates life in Flint, Mich., while chasing her dreams. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600.

food & drink

COMMUNITY SUPPER: A scrumptious spread connects friends and neighbors. Feel free to bring a dessert to share. The Wellness Co-op, Burlington, 5-5:45 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 300. VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: A diversified bazaar celebrates all things local — think produce, breads, pastries, cheeses, wine, syrup, jewelry, crafts and beauty products. Depot Park, Rutland, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 342-4727. ZERO GRAVITY BREWING BEER DINNER: Gourmands indulge in four courses paired with craft beverages. Taverna Khione, Shelburne, 6:30 p.m. $50. Info, 985-2137.


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. TEEN/ADULT DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Quick thinkers 14 and up rely on invented personas to face challenges and defeat enemies. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 5:30-7:45 p.m. Free. Info,




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Blooming Good Time

On June 16, 1904, Leopold Bloom embarked on an odyssey through the streets of Dublin. At least he did in the pages of James Joyce’s acclaimed modernist novel, Ulysses, which tells the fictional Bloom’s story in the stream-of-consciousness style that became the Irish writer’s trademark. While the volume eventually acquired acclaim, it had a rocky start. Ulysses was banned in the United Kingdom and even burned in the United States, until the 1930s. Today, fans of the now-iconic tome pay tribute all over the world to the text on Bloomsday — so named for the book’s protagonist. Just across the border, the Festival Bloomsday Montréal promises readings and celebrations of Irish-Montréal heritage.

FESTIVAL BLOOMSDAY MONTRÉAL Sunday, June 12, through Wednesday, June 15, at various Montréal locations. See website for additional dates. Prices vary. Info, 969-3300.

Not Half Baked The concept of the Bake Off is simple: one play, three directors, three casts. The result: three different performances that demonstrate the role of the director in crafting drama. This year, the Vermont Stage production focuses on Caryl Churchhill’s A Number. Published in 2002, the show explores familial tensions in a not-so-distant future when cloning humans has become a reality. Per their usual fashion, Vermont Stage divvies the script into three segments, which are handed off to directors Jordan Gullikson, Patrick Clow and Aly Perry. Theater geeks, gear up and head over to the FlynnSpace to see how it reproduces a sci-fi fiasco.

JUNE 14 & 15 | THEATER

THE BAKE OFF Tuesday and Wednesday, June 14 and 15, 7:30 p.m., at FlynnSpace in Burlington. See website for additional dates. $28.80-32. Info, 863-5966.




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Angling Anglers JUNE 11 | KIDS



Normally, you need a permit to fish Vermont’s waters. But on one day each year, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department casts its net into uncharted territory, allowing anyone to pick up a bucket of worms and hit the lake — no permit required. To expand the fun, the state agency is throwing a party at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle. Kids learn how to cast a line and other fishing basics, and even get a chance to catch trout in the hatchery pond.

GRAND ISLE FAMILY FISHING FESTIVAL Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m. through 3 p.m., at Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle. Free. Info, 372-3171.

JUNE 11 | ETC.

06.08.16-06.15.16 SEVEN DAYS

The dog days of summer haven’t arrived yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t beat the heat with a posse of canine companions. Dog Mountain, the 150-acre pooch-friendly park in St. Johnsbury, invites pups and their people to bask in the sun, romp in the pond, explore the dog chapel, and take tours of the facility with Sally, the resident Lab. The affair celebrates the deceased founders of the site, Stephen and Gwen Huneck, whose dream of an open-leash dog park — with a canine art gallery, to boot — is a reality enjoyed by visitors all year round.


Puppy Party



Saturday, June 11, noon through 4 p.m., at Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury. Free. Info, 449-2580.

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health & fitness

DANCE-BASED CONDITIONING: Melissa Ham-Ellis leads a series of stretching and strengthening movements. No dance experience is required. Fusion 802 Dance, South Burlington, 7:15-8:15 p.m. $15. Info, 444-0100. EATING WELL ON A BUDGET FOR FAMILIES: A weekly workshop with Frances Fleming of the University of Vermont Extension highlights ways to save and get healthy. Cafeteria, Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-8000, ext. 202.

LEGO CLUB: Rug rats ages 6 and up snap together snazzy structures. Fairfax Community Library, 3-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. STORY TIME & PLAYGROUP: Engrossing plots unfold into projects for munchkins up to age 6 and their grown-ups. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. TODDLER TIME: Puzzles, puppets, stories and art supplies entertain tots ages 4 and under. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. YOUNG WRITERS & STORYTELLERS: Kindergarteners through fifth graders practice crafting narratives. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.



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.



CREATIVE DANCE FOR BOYS & GIRLS WITH NICOLE CONTE STEVENS: Energetic youngsters increase body awareness through imaginative movement challenges. Call for times. Chandler Music Hall, Randolph. $8-10; preregister. Info, 728-6464. G IS FOR GARDEN: Ms. Virginia takes whippersnappers on a verdant story-time adventure. Highgate Public Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 868-3970.



BEGINNER ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS: Students build a foundation in reading, speaking and writing. Fletcher INSIGHT MEDITATION: Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 T SA Attendees absorb Buddhist prinIG H T.11 WR p.m. Free. Info, reference@burling| COM VEN E E T D S | Y ciples and practices. Wellspring Mental Health and Wellness Center, Hardwick, 5:30BEGINNER RUSSIAN CONVERSATION GROUP: 7 p.m. Free. Info, 472-6694. Learn the basics of the Eastern Slavic tongue. MIDDLEBURY FITNESS BOOT CAMP: Participants Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-6:45 p.m. Free. get pumped for summer activities with a fun, Info, varied outdoor training session. Rain location: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN CONVERSATION GROUP: Middlebury Municipal Gym. Private residence, Fine-tune your ability to dialogue in a nonnative Middlebury, 7-8 a.m. $12. Info, 343-7160. language. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:45MINDFUL WORKWEEKS: WEDNESDAY NIGHT 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, MEDITATION: Give your brain a break at a midweek INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Pupils “om” session followed by tea and conversation. improve their speaking and grammar mastery. Milarepa Center, Barnet, 7-8 p.m. Donations. Info, Private residence, Burlington, 6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. MORNING FLOW YOGA: Greet the sun with a INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE grounding and energizing class for all levels. The CLASS: Participants take communication to the Wellness Collective, Burlington, 10-11 a.m. $10. Info, next level. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 540-0186. p.m. Free. Info, NIA WITH LINDA: Eclectic music and movements drawn from healing, martial and dance arts propel lgbtq an animated barefoot workout. South End Studio, GLAM MEETINGS: Proactive young leaders get Burlington, 8:30-9:30 a.m. $14; free for first-timers. together to plan events for guys who like guys and Info, 372-1721. their friends. Pride Center of Vermont, Burlington, QI GONG HEALING EXERCISES: Students are 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 860-7812. schooled on how the ancient Chinese health care system can bring new life and energy. Community montréal Room, Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. MONDIAL DE LA BIÈRE: Beer lovers flock to this Free; preregister. Info, 223-8000, ext. 202. five-day festival featuring samples from countless RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: A stretching sesinternational breweries. See festivalmondialsion for all ability levels builds physical and mental for details. Various Montréal locastrength to support healing. Turning Point Center, tions, 3-11 p.m. Free; $1 per tasting coupon. Info, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. 514-722-9640. R.I.P.P.E.D.: Resistance, intervals, power, plyometST-AMBROISE MONTRÉAL FRINGE FESTIVAL: rics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity Offbeat performers descend on the city for theater, physical-fitness program. North End Studio B, storytelling, burlesque and everything in between. Burlington, 6 p.m. $10. Info, 578-9243. See for details. Various YOGA ON THE DOCK: Healthy bodies jump-start Montréal locations. Prices vary. Info, 514-849-3378. the day with a serene outdoor practice with lakeside views. Community Sailing Center, Burlington, music 7-8 a.m. $15. Info, 864-9642. DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: INGRID JENSEN ZUMBA: Lively Latin rhythms fuel this danceQUINTET: Led by the eponymous trumpet player, fitness phenomenon. Vergennes Opera House, 6-7 the group hits all the right notes in a lively perforp.m. $10. Info, 349-0026. mance. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 8-9:30 p.m. $30. Info, 863-5966.

KIDS’ DUNGEONS & DRAGONS NIGHT: Experienced and novice players take on challenges to defeat enemies in this pen-and-paper role-playing game. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6-7:45 p.m. Free. Info,

FIDDLE JAM: Acoustic players catch up at a bowand-string session. Godnick Adult Center, Rutland, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Donations. Info, 775-1182.


INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST ORGANIZATION MEETING: In the Marxist tradition, activists seek to understand and act upon the influence of global capitalism. Room 210, Lafayette Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 490-3875.


A COURSE IN MIRACLES: A monthly workshop based on Helen Schucman’s 1975 text delves into the wisdom found at the core of the world’s major religions. Unitarian Universalist

Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-645-1930.


BURLINGTON HASH HOUSE HARRIERS: Beer hounds of legal age earn sips with an invigorating jog and high-impact game of hide-and-seek. See for details. Various Burlington locations, 6:30-9 p.m. $5; free for first-timers. Info, WOMEN’S PICKUP BASKETBALL: Ladies dribble up and down the court during an evening of friendly competition. See for details. Lyman C. Hunt Middle School, Burlington, 8-9:30 p.m. Free. Info,


ARTS & CULTURE SERIES: CONTINUA: HOSPICE CHOIR: Director Suzanne Rhodes and members of the volunteer vocal group discuss their work and share songs. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. BREAD LOAF ORION ENVIRONMENTAL WRITERS’ CONFERENCE LECTURES & READINGS: Professional wordsmiths converse on their craft. See for details. Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Ripton. Free. Info, 443-5286. BREAD LOAF TRANSLATORS’ CONFERENCE LECTURES & READINGS: Linguists cross language barriers in this public event series featuring prestigious writers. See for details. Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Ripton. Free. Info, 443-5286. HEADS TALK: SYMPOSIUM FOR A PSYCHEDELIC AMERICA: A groovy gathering features discussions with writers of colorful compositions, both literary and musical, and discourse on ’70s counterculture in Vermont. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 7-11 p.m. $10. Info, 540-0406.


NOT JUST FICTION BOOK CLUB: From cover to cover, Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption captivates eager readers. Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 299-0774. NOVEL WORKSHOP SERIES: ‘SPIRIT LAKE’: Penmen and -women chew over the tale by Burlington Writers Workshop member Catherine Bodnar. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST BOOK CLUB: Lit lovers immerse themselves in The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-726-6499. VETERANS BOOK GROUP: Those who have served in combat connect over reading materials. White River Junction VA Medical Center, 5-6:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 295-9363, ext. 5417. THE 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.

THU.9 art

OPEN STUDIO: Artistic types meet new friends and craft original works in a community setting. Expressive Arts Burlington, noon-2 p.m. $15. Info, 862-5302.


HOW METAPHYSICAL TOOLS CAN ENHANCE YOUR CAREER OR BUSINESS SO YOU CAN REALLY THRIVE AND SHARE YOUR GIFTS WITH THE WORLD: Friends and colleagues swap business cards and talk about achieving their goals. Private residence, Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 864-2978.


CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASS: Instruction for individuals of varying ability levels is tailored to each mover’s unique style. North End Studio B, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $5; free for first-timers. Info, 863-6713.


DANCE, PAINT, WRITE: Adults and teens reboot mind, body and spirit with self-guided movement followed by an imaginative arts session set to music. Expressive Arts Burlington, 10-11:45 a.m. $20; free for first-timers. Info, 343-8172. FEAST & FIELD FARMERS MARKET: Locally grown produce and rock music by Carter Glass are on the menu at a weekly pastoral party. Fable Farm, Barnard, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 999-3391. TROPICAL FISH CLUB MONTHLY MEETING: Speakers ranging from local hobbyists to nationally known aquarium aficionados share their expertise. Essex Junction VFW Post, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 372-8716.

fairs & festivals



‘FLYING MONSTERS’: See WED.8. LAKE PLACID FILM FORUM: See WED.8. ‘ONCE’: A street musician and a Czech immigrant fall in love in this modern musical set in the streets of Dublin. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. ‘PANDAS: THE JOURNEY HOME’: See WED.8.

food & drink

COCKTAIL PARTY: Themed libations please palates at a weekly sipping session complete with shuffleboard. Stonecutter Spirits, Middlebury, noon-8 p.m. Cost of drinks; BYO food. Info, 388-3000. GRILLING FUNDAMENTALS: Tongs in hand, summer chefs practice cooking over an open flame with City Market’s Norah Cunha. Intervale Center, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $5-10. Info, 861-9753.


CHITTENDEN COUNTY CHESS CLUB: Checkmate! Strategic thinkers make calculated moves as they vie for their opponents’ king. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 324-1143.

health & fitness

COMMUNITY MINDFULNESS: A 20-minute guided practice with Andrea O’Connor alleviates stress and tension. Tea and a discussion follow. Winooski Senior Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 233-1161. CORNWALL FITNESS BOOT CAMP: Interval training helps participants improve strength, agility, endurance and cardiovascular fitness. Cornwall Town Hall, 9-10 a.m. $12. Info, 343-7160. 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. KARMA KLASS: DONATION-BASED YOGA FOR A CAUSE: Active bodies hit the mat to support local nonprofits. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Donations. Info, 540-0186.


LEGO CLUB: Brightly colored interlocking blocks inspire developing minds. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660. PLAINFIELD PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: Tykes ages 2 through 5 discover the magic of literature. Cutler Memorial Library, Plainfield, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 454-8504. PRESCHOOL MUSIC: Tots up to age 5 and their caregivers turn up the volume. Dorothy Alling


Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.


MIXOLOGY AFTER WORK: An open and inclusive crowd connects over drinks. Lieutenant governor candidate Kesha Ram makes a guest appearance. oak45, Winooski, 7 p.m. Free; cost of drink. Info, 860-7812.




BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: BÉLA FLECK AND THE FLECKTONES: The Grammy Award-winning quartet led by the clawhammer hotshot delivers a primarily instrumental set. High and Mighty Brass Band and Soule Monde open. Waterfront Park, Burlington, food, 5 p.m.; show, 6 p.m. $50. Info, 863-5966. BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: CHARENÉE WADE: Drawing on the vocal legacies of Betty Carter and Carmen McRae, the songstress plays off the band’s swinging moods. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 8-9:30 p.m. $30. Info, 863-5966. CEELO GREEN: The award-winning singersongwriter, producer, actor and entrepreneur hits the stage with his soul-infused pop stylings. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 8 p.m. $36-111. Info, 775-0570. UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HERITAGE BRASS: Listeners fall in line for an exciting program of traditional military music. Vergennes Opera House, 7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 760-4634.


MEET & GREET FOR CHITTENDEN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC STATE SENATE CANDIDATES: Community members hear from the hopefuls vying for their votes. South Burlington City Hall, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 846-4107.



BURLINGTON RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB: New and veteran players attend a practice to learn about the sport and join the team. Bring cleats and a mouth guard. Fort Ethan Allen Athletic Fields, Colchester, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info,




GARDEN OF HOPE: Green thumbs contribute to the center’s flower plot honoring folks with memory loss. A performance by the Top Cats keeps trowels in time. University of Vermont Medical Center Memory Program, Colchester, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 847-1111.

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

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION & DOWNTOWN CONFERENCE: Rhonda Sincavage of the National Trust for Historic Preservation keynotes “Investing in the Future, Preserving the Past.” See ptvermont. org for details. Waterbury St. Leo’s Hall, 8:15 a.m.5:30 p.m. $45-50; limited space. Info, 658-6647. SLOW MONEY VERMONT ENTREPRENEUR SHOWCASE: Locavores network with purveyors, investors and service providers dedicated to the business of sustainable food systems. Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 5:30-8 p.m. $25; preregister; limited space. Info,


BALLROOM & LATIN DANCING: Samir Elabd leads choreographed routines for singles and couples. See for details. Williston Jazzercise Fitness Center, introductory lesson, 7-8 p.m.; dance, 8-9:30 p.m. $8 for dance; $14 for lesson and dance. Info, 862-2269. CONTRA DANCE: Atlantic Crossing dole out live tunes while Lausanne Allen calls the steps at a shindig hosted by Queen City Contras. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes. Shelburne Town Hall, beginners’ session, 7:45 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. $9; free for kids under 12. Info, 371-9492. ECSTATIC DANCE VERMONT: Jubilant motions with the Green Mountain Druid Order inspire divine connections. Auditorium, Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. $10. Info, 505-8011. ‘U.S. AND THEM’: A live dance performance in front of a projected documentary film portrays the separation of families by the immigration system. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, Montpelier, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $10. Info, 272-4165.

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BLUEBIRD FAIRY CARD READINGS: Artist Emily Anderson offers interpretations of her inspirational cards, as well as personal decks for purchase. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 5-9:30 p.m. $8. Info, 238-4540. SOLSTICE PARTY: Channel 17 Town Meeting Television brings community members together to celebrate free speech and open government. North Beach, Burlington, 5-7 p.m. Free; $6-8 for parking. Info,



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‘RED’: The Tony Award-winning play staged by Lost Nation Theater paints a dramatic portrait of notorious artist Mark Rothko. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. $10-30. Info, 229-0492.


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‘MACBETH’: Members of the Opera Company of Middlebury lift their voices in Verdi’s rendition of Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 8-10:30 p.m. $55-75. Info, 382-9222.


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‘HOT TOPICS’ LECTURE SERIES: SHALANDA BAKER: The environmental law professor delivers the high-wattage lecture “Restoring Power to Hawai’i: (Missed) Opportunities for Energy Justice on the Road to 100% Renewable Energy.” Oakes Hall, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1371.


KEYBANK CHAMBER CHALLENGE: Clubs in tow, business leaders take to the green. Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $75-750; limited space. Info, 863-3489.

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FICTION BOOK CLUB: Readers chat about Claire de Duras’ 1823 novel Ourika. Fairfax Community Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420.


REDUCING PAIN DURING & AFTER PREGNANCY: Parents-to-be get tips from Brooke Haslam and Vicki Hemmet on manual therapies and post-natal health. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 2238000, ext. 202.




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‘STICKING TOGETHER’: Five Hawaiian orphans find a surrogate uncle in a family-friendly flick shown on 16mm film. Newman Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. Donations. Info,

food & drink

BELLOWS FALLS FARMERS MARKET: Grass-fed beef meets bicycle-powered smoothies at a foodie fair overflowing with veggies, cheeses, prepared eats and live music. Canal Street, Bellows Falls, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, BURLINGTON TRUCK STOP: Mobile kitchens dish out mouthwatering fare and local libations. An indoor artists’ market adds flair to the night. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 5-10 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 540-0406. FIVE CORNERS FARMERS MARKET: Conscious consumers shop local produce, premade treats and crafts. Lincoln Place, Essex Junction, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, FOODWAYS FRIDAYS: Cooks use heirloom herbs and veggies to revive historic recipes in the farmhouse kitchen. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $414; free for kids under 3. Info, 457-2355. FRIDAY NIGHT SUSHI & BRING YOUR OWN VINYL: Gourmands roll in for a night of rice and riffs. Stowe Street Café, Waterbury, 6-9 p.m. $8-20; BYOB. Info, 882-8229. RICHMOND FARMERS MARKET: An open-air marketplace connects cultivators and fresh-food browsers. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 343-9778. SUGARBUSH BREW-GRASS KICK-OFF PARTY: Lawson’s Finest Liquids releases two special casks while the Grift supply the tunes. Pizza and cornhole fuel the festivities. Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 5 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 583-6300.


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LAUGHTER YOGA: Breathe, clap, chant and giggle; both new and experienced participants reduce stress with this playful practice. The Wellness Coop, Burlington, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 300. LUNCH TIME FLOW: A guided sequence gives yogis a midday boost. The Everything Space, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. $13. Info, RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.8. YOGA ON THE DOCK: See WED.8.


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. BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: JAZZ JUNIOR WITH THE MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO: A relaxed show allows fans of all ages to acquaint themselves with the musical form. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 3-4 p.m. $10. Info, 863-5966.



BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: WPTZ BLOCK PARTY: The Queen City’s colorful quintet Madaila get booties shaking with their infectious pop beats. Top Block Stage, Church Street Marketplace, Burlington, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 863-7992. DARTMOUTH COLLEGE GLEE CLUB COMMENCEMENT CONCERT: Led by Louis Burkot, choral singers perform standards that span more than four centuries. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 9:30 p.m. $11-19. Info, 603-646-2422. JACKSON GORE SUMMER MUSIC SERIES: RICK REDINGTON & THE LUV: Listeners enjoy barbecue fare and live music in an outdoor setting. Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow, 6-9 p.m. Free; cost of food and drink. Info, 228-1600. LAMENTATIONS & LUTE SONGS: The sonorous sounds of Thomas Tallis’ “Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet” rise up in a performance by the Green Mountain Monteverdi Ensemble of Vermont. First United Methodist Church, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 223-0687. MYRA FLYNN & PAUL BOFFA: The songstress supplies an indie-soul soundtrack in an idyllic vinecovered setting. Shelburne Vineyard, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 985-8222. NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA: Members and friends of the group carry out an exciting program concluding with a majestic rendition of “Highland Cathedral.” Newport St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3-5 p.m. $10; limited space. Info, 334-7365. SUMMER EVENINGS WITH VERMONT TREASURES: THE STARLINE RHYTHM BOYS: Vintage country and honky-tonk tunes make for a swingin’ good time. Proceeds fund restoration of the historic Meeting House. Old Meeting House, East Fairfield, 7-9 p.m. $10. Info, 827-3275. WINE DOWN FRIDAYS: HORSE TRADERS: The band harmonizes with a mix of pop, oldies, rock and soul. Food by Almost Home Market whets the appetite. Lincoln Peak Vineyard, New Haven, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 388-7368.


SPRING MIGRATION BIRD WALKS: Avian enthusiasts explore habitat hot spots in search of warblers, waterfowl and more. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 7-8:30 a.m. $10; free for members. Info, 229-6206.


‘DISORDER THE EXISTING ORDER OF LIFE ORATORIO’: Concordia University students and resident thespians pull the strings in a Bread and Puppet Theater production. Paper-Mâché Cathedral, Bread and Puppet Farm, Glover, 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 525-3031. ‘MACBETH’ SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: Understudies from the Opera Company of Middlebury perform a pared-down version of Verdi’s take on the Shakespearian tragedy with piano accompaniment. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 8 p.m. $30. Info, 382-9222. ‘RED’: See THU.9.


B-FEST TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL: Bibliophiles burrow into a weekend of guest authors, games and more. Proceeds benefit the Young Writers Project. Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 864-8001. FAITH EXAMINED: Readers discuss Saving Jesus From the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 12:15 p.m. Free. Info, 518-561-6920.

FRIDAY MORNING WORKSHOP: Lit lovers use MFA-style critique methods to break down a novelin-progress by a Burlington Writers Workshop member. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.

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SWING DANCE: Quick-footed participants get into the groove with live music by the great Left Eye Jump Blues Band. Bring clean shoes with nonmarking soles. Champlain Club, Burlington, 8-11 p.m. $15. Info, 864-8382. ‘THIS THING WE’RE DOING’: Five young artists move through a freewheeling display of music and dance. Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. $10-20. Info, 522-8294. ‘U.S. AND THEM’: See FRI.10.

NO ONE IS ILLEGAL: STOP THE DEPORTATION OF VICTOR DIAZ!: Community members continue the campaign to support the migrant laborer advocate. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 490-3875.


PLANT SWAP: From fruits to flowers, cultivators exchange garden starters at a horticultural happening hosted by the Swap Sisters. Caledonia Grange, East Hardwick, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 755-6336. SWEET POTATO SLIP SALE: Gardeners stock up on the nutrient-rich, red-skinned tubers. Proceeds benefit the Vermont Community Garden Network. Red Wagon Plants, Hinesburg, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Info, 482-4060.


SILHOUETTE PORTRAIT DAY: Artist Carolyn Guest snips stark renderings of museum guests with sheep shears. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $25-55; preregister. Info, 388-2117.


TAG SALE: Deal seekers select secondhand treasures from a wide array of gently used items. Wake Robin Retirement Community, Shelburne, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3929, ext. 117.


STEVEN WRIGHT: The stand-up jokester elicits laughs with his deadpan delivery and gut-busting one-liners. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $35-49.50. Info, 603-448-0400.


FURNITURE CONSIGNMENT CENTER COMMUNITY YARD SALE: Thrifty shoppers peruse unique furniture, collectibles and décor from a variety of vendors cleaning out the contents of their homes. Furniture Consignment Center, Shelburne, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 497-3342. MONTPELIER MEMORY CAFÉ: People experiencing memory loss and their caretakers connect in a relaxed atmosphere. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 223-2518.



CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK: Certified technicians show parents how to properly install portable seats for infants and kids. Beginnings, South Burlington, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 658-5959. CRAFT BEER RELAY: Teams of four challenge their bodies and their palates on a race course studded with 12 brew stations. Jay Peak, 11 a.m. $229-279. Info, 988-2611. DOG MOUNTAIN FOUNDERS CELEBRATION DOG PARTY: Canines and their human companions celebrate the lives of the mountain’s founders, Stephen and Gwen Huneck, with live music, hot dogs and activities. See calendar spotlight. Dog Mountain, St. Johnsbury, noon-4 p.m. Free. Info, 800-449-2580. GROWN-UPS PLAYDATE: Adults unleash their inner child for an evening of golf contests, shuffleboard and foosball tournaments, ice cream sundaes and raffles to benefit Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum. Stonehenge Indoor Golf, Rutland, 7-11 p.m. $65; for ages 21 and up; preregister. Info, 282-2678. 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. POETRY & MUSIC AT FIELDER FARM: Festivities focus on the lyrical arts with live concerts, workshops, and presentations by creatives including Reuben Jackson, Angela Patten and Michael Arnowitt. See for details. Fielder Farm, Huntington, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $50. Info, 598-0340.

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BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: See WED.8. SUGARBUSH BREW-GRASS FESTIVAL: SOLD OUT. Craft suds from more than 20 local fermenters, live jams and tasty treats help beer lovers kick off the summer. Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 2-6 p.m. $1035; for ages 21 and up. Info, 583-6300.



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

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


CONTRA DANCE: Dancers fall in line as Nova serve up spirited strains and Luke Donforth calls the steps. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes and snacks to share. Tracy Hall, Norwich, beginners’ walkthrough, 7:45 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. $6-9; donations for seniors; free for kids under 16. Info,

CHICKEN & BISCUITS SUPPER: A buffet style supper also includes stuffing, vegetables and dessert. Takeout is available. Vergennes United Methodist Church, 5-6:30 p.m. $5-9. Info, 877-3150.

CHOCOLATE TASTING: With the help of a tasting guide, chocoholH E ST E R C H A ics of all ages discover the flavor profiles of four different confections. MONTPELIER CONTRA EXCHANGE: After a reguLake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café, lar dance, steppers try out a new form in a respectBurlington, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 864-1807. ful environment. Capital City Grange, Berlin, contra, COLD BREW WORKSHOP: Coffee educator Tyler Van 8-10:45 p.m.; feature dance, 10:45-11:30 p.m. $6-12. Liew explores alternative methods for getting the Info, most out of buzz-inducing beans. Brio Coffeeworks, Burlington, 10-11:30 a.m. $5-10. Info, 861-9753. .12



FLY BEATS YOGA CLASS: Instructors make inversions and arm balances accessible in a party atmosphere replete with discourse on shoulder anatomy and biomechanics. Sangha Studio, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. $10-15. Info, 448-4262.

BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: KENNY BARRON TRIO: Nominated for more than 15 Grammy Awards since the ‘60s, the pianist continues to charm with exploratory melodies. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8-9:30 p.m. $26-62. Info, 863-5966.





FITNESS FOR EVERY BODY: 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.






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NORTHERN VERMONT SCRABBLE CLUB: Wordsmiths use lettered tiles to spell out winning combinations. Panera Bread, Barre, 1-5 p.m. Free. Info, 524-1801.

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CHAMP RIDE FOR HIV PREVENTION: Cyclists pedal various distances to raise money for Vermont Cares. Entertainment, vendors, food and prizes at the park reward participants. Oakledge Park, Burlington, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $40. Info, 863-2437. MIDDLEBURY FITNESS BOOT CAMP: See WED.8, 8-9 a.m. R.I.P.P.E.D.: See WED.8, North End Studio A, Burlington, 9-10 a.m.


GRAND ISLE FAMILY FISHING FESTIVAL: Catch big trout in the hatchery pond and learn about the popular pastime with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. See calendar spotlight. Ed Weed Fish Culture Station, Grand Isle, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 372-3171. LEARN TO RIDE: BIKE CLASS FOR KIDS: Pedal pushers ages 3 through 7 find their balance on two wheels during a hands-on session. Leddy Park, Burlington, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $20-40 per family; free for Local Motion members; preregister. Info, 861-2700. SATURDAY DROP-IN STORY TIME: A weekly selection of songs and narratives engages all ages. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 264-5660. TOUCH A TRUCK DAY: Young ‘uns get behind the wheel of emergency and service vehicles for a day of high-fueled fun complete with clowns, snacks and a bounce house. Montpelier High School, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $3-10. Info, 225-8699.




BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: ANTIBALAS: The all-star group’s brass tones and bodacious beats keep bodies moving. Lakou Mizik and Barika open. Waterfront Park, Burlington, food, 5 p.m.; show, 6 p.m. $30.50. Info, 863-5966.

CARMEL LIBURDI: The Michigan chanteuse woos the crowd with alternative acoustic stylings. Pancho Villa’s Skull and Super Super Serious Please Don’t Laugh Band open. ROTA Gallery and Studio, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. $3-10. Info,


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


CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: Wheels will roll in a faceoff between Twin City Riot and Monadnock Mad Knockers presented by Central Vermont Roller Derby. Central Vermont Memorial Civic Center, Montpelier, 6-9 p.m. $8; free for kids 12 and under. Info, RAM OPEN SERIES: Anglers cast a line in hopes of catching a big one at the Adirondack Coast’s first competition in the 2016 bass fishing tournament season. Dock Street Landing, Plattsburgh, N.Y. $100-200; preregister. Info, 256-777-6152.


‘THE GODS OF THE HILLS’: A small town takes on big problems ranging from tar sands to wind power in a staged reading of this hot-button show by Lesley Becker. A discussion follows. Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington, 7-9:30 p.m. $8. Info, 540-0882.

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‘MACBETH’: See THU.9. MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE: A musical whodunit keeps diners on the edge of their seats during a three-course meal. North Hero House Inn & Restaurant, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $69.50. Info, 372-4732. ‘RED’: See THU.9.


B-FEST TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL: See FRI.10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. NEW ENGLAND REVIEW PRESENTS MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE ALUMNI & FACULTY AUTHORS: The literary magazine hosts a reading with writers Katherine Arden, Cedar Attanasio, Theo Padnos, Christopher Shaw and Jeneva Burroughs Stone. Axinn Center, Starr Library, Middlebury College, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 443-5075. SONGWRITING WORKSHOP: Seth Cronin guides Burlington Writers Workshop musicians and singers in structuring original strains. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 10:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.

GYPSY REEL: High-energy numbers rooted in Celtic tradition follow a seated dinner. Brandon Music, 7:30 p.m. $20; $40 includes dinner package; preregister; BYOB. Info, 247-4295.

FRUITS OF THE FOREST MYCOWALK: The MoTown Mushrooms team offers an introduction into edible caps on a one-mile stroll. The Black Barn Farm, Waterbury, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $20. Info, 851-8222.


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SPRING PLANT SALE: The horticulturally inclined browse annuals, perennials, culinary and medicinal plants, and fiber crafts. Twin Ponds Medicinal Herb Farm, Brookfield, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 276-3839.




RANI ARBO & GREG RYAN: From Appalachian standards to gypsy jazz, sultry songs from the dynamic duo get the night going. Bruce Jones opens. Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, 8 p.m. $15-18. Info, 793-1604.

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TREE/HISTORY WALK: Branch Out Burlington and the Burlington Cemetery Commission lead an arboreal ramble through memorable monuments. Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 658-0472.

GUITAR OPEN MIC: Instrumentalists test their talents onstage in a friendly environment. Pickering Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4:30-5:45 p.m. Free. Info,

LAMENTATIONS & LUTE SONGS: See FRI.10, Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier.

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BIRDING CAMEL’S HUMP: Avian enthusiasts scout for mountain-dwelling birdies on the moderate 3.1-mile Monroe Trail. Camel’s Hump State Park, Duxbury, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. $25-30; free for teens; preregister. Info, 229-6206.


BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO: The noteworthy pianist leads his musical cohorts into uncharted realms of sound. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 8-9 & 10-11 p.m. $35. Info, 863-5966.



ANIMA: The female vocal ensemble hits all the right notes in a serene and uplifting concert of early music titled “Summer’s Peace.” Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. $10-15. Info, 229-5290.


SMOOTH ANTICS: Music lovers get down to the funky sounds of the Burlington-based band as part of the Live at ArtsRiot recording series. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 8 p.m. $10. Info, 540-0406.

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT PREGNANCY STUDY Researchers at the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health are looking for women who are currently pregnant to participate in a study on health behaviors and infant birth outcomes. This study involves: 9 short appointments (approximately 20 minutes each) Flexible scheduling, including weekend and evening appointments Compensation $700 2 Free Ultrasounds If interested, please visit our website to complete the recruitment questionnaire: FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 802-656-3348 OR VISIT FACEBOOK.COM/UVMMOM 6h-uvmdeppsych(pregnancystudy)011316.indd 1

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SOUND HEALING WORKSHOP: Treat body and mind by moving internal energies with the sound of your voice. Center for Whole Communities, Burlington, 1-5 p.m. Donations. Info, 496-5690.


BTV FLEA: Marketgoers browse a multifarious mix of local artwork and vintage household goods. Taste bud-tempting treats and Switchback Brewing tours round out the afternoon. Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace, Burlington, noon-4 p.m. Free. Info, 488-5766.


SUNDAYS FOR FLEDGLINGS: From feathers and flying to art and zoology, junior birders ages 5 through 9 develop research and observation skills. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 2-3 p.m. Regular admission, $3.50-7; free for members; preregister. Info, 434-2167.


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,


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




‘THE LITTLE MERMAID’: Students from the Vermont Center for Dance Education stage a full ballet version of the magical marine tale. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 1 & 6 p.m. $15-25. Info, 775-0570.

FESTIVAL BLOOMSDAY MONTRÉAL: Folks fête the Canadian metropolis’ Irish heritage with five days of music, films, readings, tours, lectures and libations. See calendar spotlight. Various Montréal locations. Prices vary. Info, 438-969-3300.





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BURLINGTON WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL: Wine lovers indulge in tasty events at area restaurants, seminars with vintners and tastings. See for details. Various Chittenden and Washington County locations. $60-70; additional cost for some events; for ages 21 and up. Info, CHOCOLATE TASTING: See SAT.11.

Women in Song: Emma Back, Sanayit, Sara Grace, Rorie Kelly

ICE CREAM SUNDAYS: Sweets lovers spoon up samples, then get the scoop on the science and history behind the delectable dessert. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, noon & 2 p.m. Regular admission, $4-14; free for kids 2 and under. Info, 457-2355.

VTIFF Screening: 10.000 KM

KNIFE SHARPENING & CUBAN SANDWICHES: Dull blades, be gone! Jim Cunningham of JRC Knife Sharpening whets cutting tools while customers dig into fresh-pressed sammies. Chef Contos Kitchen & Store, Shelburne, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $4-5 per knife; $15 for a sandwich. Info, 497-3942.


WINOOSKI FARMERS MARKET: Area growers and bakers offer ethnic fare, assorted harvests and agricultural products against a backdrop of live music. Winooski Falls Way, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info,



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BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: DIANE SCHUUR & THE LEGENDARY COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA: With perfect pitch and a noteworthy range, the singer shines in the company of the legendary orchestra. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8-9:30 p.m. $26-70. Info, 863-5966. BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: INTIMATE BENEFIT PERFORMANCE: Coffee, champagne and pastries feed the body while smooth sounds by Marcus Roberts satisfy the soul. Meadowlark Studios, Williston, 11 a.m. $125. Info, 863-7992. BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL: JACOB GARCHIK: YE OLDE: The avant-garde supergroup finds eager ears with its captivating improvisations. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. $30. Info, 863-5966. JAZZ BRUNCH: Art Herttua combines melody, harmony and rhythm in a mosaic of sound rooted in the ballads and waltzes once perfected by past masters. Healthy Living Market & Café, South Burlington, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2569. LAMENTATIONS & LUTE SONGS: See FRI.10, Seven Stars Music Hall, Sharon, 6-7:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 223-0687. THE MANY HATS OF MAX: A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF MAX ROACH & THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘DRUMS UNLIMITED’: Cool cats move to the bebop beat of the jazz percussionist and composer. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 7 p.m. $8-10. Info, 540-0406.

JAZZ YOUR YOGA: Stimulate your senses with a gentle flow accompanied by live melodies, fresh juice, aromatherapy and guided meditation. Sangha Studio, Burlington, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $20. Info, 448-4262.

MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER BENEFIT CONCERT: Students and faculty present a diverse program ranging from bluegrass to classical modes. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 1 p.m. $10-20. Info, 382-9222.


ROCHESTER CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: Peter Stumpf showcases his cello chops with works by Bach and Zoltán Kodály. Federated Church of Rochester, 4-5:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 767-9234.

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.




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ARTIST OF THE YEAR ORGAN RECITAL: Susan Summerfield shows her mastery of the keys with accompaniment from violinist Fran Pepperman Taylor. Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info,





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ANIMA: See SAT.11. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church of St. Johnsbury, 3-5 p.m. $10-15. Info, 373-7597.



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MONDIAL DE LA BIÈRE: See WED.8, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. SU


OPEN HOUSE: The historic site hosts a fun-filled day featuring house tours, ice cream, live music and a raptor demonstration. Justin Morrill Homestead, Strafford, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, 765-4288.

LIST YOUR EVENT FOR FREE AT SEVENDAYSVT.COM/POSTEVENT UKELELE MELEE: Fingers fly at a group lesson on the four-stringed Hawaiian instrument. Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info,


EARLY BIRDER MORNING WALK: Avian enthusiasts search for winged species. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 7-9 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 434-2167.


ADVENTURE RIDE: Cyclists embark on a 20-mile mystery ride over varying terrain. Bring snacks and call for details. Old Spokes Home, Burlington, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 863-4475. BREW-GRASS GOLF SCRAMBLE: Grab a cart and get on the green for nine rounds under the summer sun. Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 10 a.m. $50; preregister. Info, 583-6300. MOUNT SINAI SHRINERS WALK-A-THON: Families stretch their legs on a flat, 5-K course to support medical care for kids. North Beach, Burlington, 9 a.m. $25 minimum donation. Info, 476-9266. REMEMBRANCE RUN 5K: Runners and walkers make strides for the Sigrid Bronner, Trace SantosBarber and Chris Ludington scholarship funds. See for details. Peoples Academy, Morrisville, 9:15 a.m. $7-30; free for kids 6 and under. Info, 279-0677. ULTIMATE FRISBEE PICKUP: Athletes bust out their discs for a casual game. Bring cleats and white and dark shirts. Calahan Park, Burlington, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, WALK FOR THE ANIMALS & 5K DOGGIE FUN RUN: Two- and four-legged friends pound the pavement to raise funds for the Humane Society of Chittenden County. Battery Park, Burlington, run registration, 8 a.m.; run, 9 a.m.; walk registration, 9:15 a.m.; walk, 11 a.m. Free for walk; $30 for run; additional donations accepted. Info, 585-1009. WOMEN’S PICKUP SOCCER: Swift females of varying skill levels break a sweat while connecting passes and making runs for the goal. For ages 18 and up. Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $3. Info,


‘THE GODS OF THE HILLS’: See SAT.11, 2-4:30 p.m. ‘RED’: See THU.9, 2 p.m.

B-FEST TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL: See FRI.10, 2-3 p.m. JOAN HUTTON LANDIS SUMMER READING SERIES: Woon-Ping Chin and Tom Powers regale lit lovers with selections of prose. Big Town Gallery, Rochester, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 767-9670. POP-UP POETRY POTLUCK: Local rhymers Randee and Rajnii Eddins invite wordsmiths to share poems and provisions. The Poetry Experience, Burlington, 1-6 p.m. Free. Info,


OPEN STUDIO: See THU.9, 3-5 p.m.



SALSA MONDAYS: Dancers learn the techniques and patterns of the salsa, merengue, bachata and cha-cha. North End Studio A, Burlington,



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BURLINGTON WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL: See SUN.12. MAMA MANGEZ: Creative families collaborate at a cooking party. Bring an ingredient and containers for leftovers. Tulsi Tea Room, Montpelier, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-1431.


THE VERMONT CHEESE PLATE: Fromage fans unite to learn about the dairy delicacy with Tom Bivins of the Vermont Cheese Council. North Porch. The Inn at Shelburne Farms, 6-8 p.m. $75. Info, 985-8686.

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BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.8, 7 p.m. MAH JONGG: Newbies and veterans work the tiles in the popular Chinese game. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.


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NIA WITH SUZY: See SUN.12, 7 p.m.

Friday, June 10 Flynn MainStage

R.I.P.P.E.D.: See WED.8, North End Studio A, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.8. SWEET SURRENDER YOGA: A vinyasa-based practice opens the body and mind to new energy. The Everything Space, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. $20. Info,




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DISCOVERY TIME IN THE NESTLINGS NOOK: Tots uncover the world of birds through stories and investigative play. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free with admission, $3.50-7; free for kids under 3. Info, 434-2167.


MIKE & HIS BIG BLUE TRUNK: Kiddos and their parents live it up with an obstacle course, catapult, balloon animals and more. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.


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




SAMBATUCADA! OPEN REHEARSAL: Newbies are invited to help keep the beat as Burlington’s samba street-percussion band sharpens its tunes. No experience or instruments are required. 8 Space Studio Collective, Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5017.




EAGLE MEDICINE: Seekers explore the traditional native animal totem with Linda River Valente. Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10-12; preregister. Info, 223-8000, ext. 202. MON.13





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DANCING FREEDOM: Earth, air, fire, water and spirit guide an ecstatic movement wave meant to promote healing and self-expression. Expressive Arts Burlington, 7-9:30 p.m. $10-15. Info, 267-210-9438.



UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT: From nutrition to affordability, conscious consumers learn to think critically about what makes food good. See for details. Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, 1:30-7 p.m. $50-150. Info,

SOCIAL GATHERING: Those who are deaf, hard of hearing or want to learn American Sign Language get together to break down communication barriers. The North Branch Café, Montpelier, 4-6 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 595-4001.






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BTV MTB RIDE: Mountain bikers of all levels maneuver over local trails. Old Spokes Home, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 863-4475.


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


THE MONDAY NIGHT POETRY WORKSHOP: Wordsmiths analyze creative works-in-progress penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. A TRIBUTE TO DAVID BUDBILL: SOLD OUT. Distinguished writers, actors and musicians come together to celebrate the wordsmith’s 76th birthday with readings and music. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0492.


LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETING: Nursing mothers share breastfeeding tips and resources. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:15-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 879-3000. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10:30 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 720-272-8841.


‘FLYING MONSTERS’: See WED.8. 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. ‘MAN OF ARAN’: Fiction emulates fact in this 1934 film portraying the everyday difficulties of life on Ireland’s Aran Islands. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600.


ANNUAL MEETING: Interested members of the public take notes at a gathering of the Vermont Youth Orchestra Board. Elley-Long Music Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 655-5030. FEAST TOGETHER OR FEAST TO GO: See FRI.10.


PRESCHOOL MUSIC: Melody makers ages 3 through 5 sing and dance the morning away. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 11:30 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 264-5660.

OPEN ART STUDIO: Seasoned makers and firsttimers alike convene to paint, knit and craft in a friendly environment. Bring a table covering for messy projects. Swanton Public Library, 4-8 p.m. Free. Info,



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


ROCK YOUR ART OUT: Free-form creative expression eliminates the stress and tension of the day. Expressive Arts Burlington, 6:15-8:15 p.m. $20. Info, 862-5302.


MONTPELIER MUSIC & MOVEMENT: Energetic youngsters up to age 6 engage in songs and silliness with Laurie and Rachel of Active Brain, Active Body. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

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INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED WEST COAST SWING: Fun-loving folks learn the smooth, sexy stylings of modern swing dance. North End Studio A, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $11-16. Info,

FRANKLIN COUNTY STAKEHOLDERS MEETING: Citizens congregate to postulate possibilities for Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership grants. Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, Swanton, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 524-2444. RECREATION WORKSHOP MEETING: Community members get together to discuss the future of recreation on Mt. Philo. Dining Hall, Kingsland Bay State Park, Ferrisburgh, 6-8 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 522-0841. 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.




NEEDLE FELTING SEA CREATURES: Crafters mold wool into aquatic critters. Materials are provided. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 2-3:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660. OPEN CRAFT NIGHT: Creative sparks fly in a studio space filled with snacking, sewing, socializing and sharing. 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,

TEEN TINKER TUESDAY: BOUNCY BALLS: Kids in grades 6 through 12 use household chemicals to make rotund ricocheting toys. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660. TODDLER STORY TIME: Good listeners up to 3 years old have fun with music, rhymes, snacks and captivating tales. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10:30-11 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.


BEGINNER-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Basic communication skills are on the agenda at a guided lesson. Private residence, Burlington, 6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. ‘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. PAUSE-CAFÉ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Frenchlanguage folks engage in dialogue en français. ¡Duino! (Duende), Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 363-2431.

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BRANDON FITNESS BOOT ST-AMBROISE MONTRÉAL CAMP: Hop to it! Get fit with W FRINGE FESTIVAL: See WED.8. ED strength, endurance, agility GA .8 O Y |H W EA and coordination exercises. Otter LTH F LO music & FITN IN G ESS | MORN Valley North Campus Gym, Brandon, BRIAN WILSON: SOLD OUT. The Beach 5:30-6:30 p.m. $12. Info, 343-7160. Boys legend moves longtime fans and neophytes COMMUNITY FLOW: A balanced series of postures alike when he performs the groundbreaking builds strength and flexibility, promoting stamina album Pet Sounds from start to finish. Flynn and a sense of inner calm. Yoga Roots, Shelburne, MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $49.25-94.25. Info, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 985-0090. 863-5966. DROP-IN GENTLE HATHA YOGA: Folks bring CASTLETON SUMMER CONCERTS: SATIN & STEEL: their own mats for a mindful stretching session Rutland’s hottest horn band opens the seasonal with Betty Molnar. Burnham Memorial Library, music series with classic soul, Motown and R&B Colchester, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660. themes. Pavilion, Castleton University, 7-9 p.m. FELDENKRAIS LESSON: Students don comfy Free. Info, 468-6039. clothing to explore movement in novel ways. The OPEN MIC: Musicians, storytellers and poets Wellness Collective, Burlington, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Free. entertain a live audience at a monthly showcase of Info, 655-0950. local talent. Wallingford Town Hall, 7-9 p.m. Free. KICKBOXING CLASS WITH BELINDA: Athletes Info, 446-2872. embrace their inner badass by building endurance, strength and flexibility in a class propelled by fun politics music. North End Studio B, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $15. GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES’ FORUM: Voters Info, come face to face with Democratic and Republican ZUMBA WITH ALLISON: Conditioning is dishopefuls at a Q&A session covering statewide guised as a party at this rhythm-driven workout topics. Vergennes Opera House, 6-8 p.m. Free; session. Swan Dojo, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $10. preregister. Info, 388-7951. Info, 227-7221.


CHILDREN’S UNDERGROUND FILM SOCIETY: Monthly movie screenings encourage viewers of all ages to think critically about artful cinema. Big Picture Theater and Café, Waitsfield, 5:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 496-8994. DISCOVERY IN THE NESTLINGS NOOK: Preschoolers get familiar with feathered fliers through books, crafts, music and nature walks. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 10:3011:30 a.m. Regular admission, $3.50-7; free for members. Info, 434-2167. DISCOVERY TIME IN THE NESTLINGS NOOK: See MON.13. LEGO CHALLENGE: Burgeoning builders tackle construction tasks with colorful blocks. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291.


COMMUNITY FARMING & GRASSLAND BIRDS: A LOCAL CONSERVATION STRATEGY: Avian enthusiasts learn about the farm’s resident Bobolink and Savannah Sparrow families and efforts to maintain the species’ populations in the United States. Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 985-8686. FRESH START TOBACCO CESSATION CLASS: Smokers cut the habit with the help of a registered nurse. Highgate Public Library, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 868-3970. MEDICARE & YOU: AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDICARE: Members of the Central Vermont Council on Aging clear up confusion about the application process and plan options. Central Vermont Council on Aging, Barre, 3-5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 479-0531.

USING GOOGLE TO LEVERAGE YOUR BUSINESS: Enterprisers pick up tips on making the most of the internet search engine. Waterbury Public Library, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 882-8191.


BOOMER SCRAMBLE: Fore! Teams of golfers ages 65 and up tee off at a laid-back event. Sugarbush Resort, Warren, 10 a.m. $75. Info, 583-6300. BURLINGTON RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB: See THU.9.


‘HOT TOPICS’ LECTURE SERIES: GABRIEL ECKSTEIN: The law professor dives into “From Science to Law — Transboundary Ground Water Resources and Emerging Law.” Oakes Hall, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1371.


THE BAKE OFF: Three different directors put their dramatic spin on A Number by Caryl Churchill. See calendar spotlight. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $28.80-37.50. Info, 863-5966.


CRAFT SESSION: CREATIVE NONFICTION: Burlington Writers Workshop members flex their pens by dipping into the styles of published authors. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. INFINITE SUMMER: AMERICAN TEMPLES & THE FREEDOM OF WORKSHOP: Ambitious intellectuals discuss pages 68-151 of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. RUAH SWENNERFELT: Bookworms celebrate the local activist’s new publication, Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith. Lorraine B. Goode Room, Burlington City Arts, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7166. SEARCH FOR MEANING ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP: Avid readers reflect on selected texts. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7 p.m. Free. Info, 518-561-6920. THOMAS CHRISTOPHER GREENE: Two former lovers reconnect in the Vermont College of Fine Arts founder’s new novel If I Forget You. Phoenix Books Burlington, 7 p.m. $3. Info, 448-3350.

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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.




KNITTERS & NEEDLEWORKERS: Crafters convene for creative fun. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.




PARENT UNIVERSITY GRADUATION CEREMONY: Moms and dads celebrate the skills they’ve learned with the Burlington School District Organization. Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, 3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 652-4500.



INFORMATIONAL GATHERING: Like-minded folks mingle over a cash bar while learning about an initiative to tax carbon pollution with Energy Independent Vermont. Shelburne Vineyard, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 985-8222.





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‘DENIAL’: Derek Hallquist turns his camera toward transgender and environmental issues in his new documentary. A panel discussion follows. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 6-9 p.m. $25. Info, 860-7812. ‘FLYING MONSTERS’: See WED.8. ‘PANDAS: THE JOURNEY HOME’: See WED.8. ‘PORTRAIT IN BLACK’: Pernicious paramours weave a murderous web in this 1960 crime flick starring Lana Turner. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-2600. ‘THE RICHER WHITER STATE: SEEING RACE IN VERMONT SCHOOLS’: Alyssa and Laurel Chen premier their short documentary about racism in the Green Mountain State. A discussion follows. Champlain Senior Center, McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 829-1816.

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BURLINGTON WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL: See SUN.12. COMMUNITY DINNER: The Winooski Coalition for a Safe and Peaceful Community and Outright Vermont invite neighbors to connect over a shared meal. O’Brien Community Center, Winooski, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 655-4565. COMMUNITY SUPPER: See WED.8. VERMONT FARMERS MARKET: See WED.8.

FOOT REFLEXOLOGY: Alicia Feltus walks participants through stimulating their paws to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $8-10; preregister. Info, 223-8000, ext. 202. FOOT-CARE CLINIC: Nurses from Franklin County Home Health Agency help patients care for their tootsies. Call for details. Various Franklin County locations. $20; preregister. Info, 527-7531. INSIGHT MEDITATION: See WED.8. MIDDLEBURY FITNESS BOOT CAMP: See WED.8. MINDFUL WORKWEEKS: WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEDITATION: See WED.8. MORNING FLOW YOGA: See WED.8. NIA WITH LINDA: See WED.8. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.8. R.I.P.P.E.D.: See WED.8. WHAT SHOULD I EAT & WHEN?: Nutritional therapy practitioner Priscilla Galloway dishes on the health benefits of whole foods. Milton Town Offices, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 893-4922. YOGA ON THE DOCK: See WED.8. ZUMBA: See WED.8.


PAJAMA STORY TIME: Tykes cuddle up in PJs for captivating tales, cookies and milk. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.





AN EVENING WITH RAY LAMONTAGNE: The huskyvoiced singer-songwriter serenades the crowd with strains from 2016’s Ouroboros. Shelburne Museum, 7 p.m. $49-53. Info, 877-987-6487.




MICHAEL LANGE: The professor discusses what sugaring means to Vermont in “The Many Meanings of Maple.” Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, 11 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 824-4406. SPRING NETWORKING: The University of Vermont Medical Center representatives present on their sustainability program while attendees mingle over finger food. Mary Fletcher Room, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 735-2192.




AUTHORS AT THE ALDRICH: JAMES H. DOUGLAS: The politician excerpts his book The Vermont Way: A Republican Governor Leads America’s Most Liberal State. Milne Community Room, Aldrich Public Library, Barre, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 476-7550. BOOKS ON TAP: Bibliophiles break bread while unpacking Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. Grazers, Williston, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 878-4918. WEDNESDAY CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: Wordsmiths focus on elements of craft while discussing 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. m



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ART & POTTERY IN MIDDLEBURY: Adult: Pastels, Int./Adv. Painting, Wheel, Clay Hand Building, Drawing, Watercolors, Dyeing Cotton Naturally, Handmade Book Sampler, Baskets, Plein Air Workshop. Kids: Mon. Art Studio, Weekly Clay Classes, Weekly Art Camps: Dragons, Paint Big, Beach Party, Nature Exploration, Mythological Monsters, SUPER pegs, Art of India, Animals in Art, Elves & Fairies. Location: Middlebury Studio School, 2377 Rte. 7 South, Middlebury. Info: Barbara Nelson, 247-3702,, GINNY JOYNER STUDIO CLASSES: Join artist Ginny Joyner at her Colchester studio and brush up on your watercolor and drawing skills. Drop-in classes and weekend workshops avail. Classes for beginners and advanced artists. Ginny loves to teach painters in a relaxed, nonjudgmental atmosphere where everyone learns from each other and her gentle, but expert, direction and advice. Beginner Watercolor starts Jun. 14. Watercolor Studio, weekly on Wed. Drawing all levels, weekly on Mon. Watercolor Weekend Seminar, Jul. 23-24. Location: Colchester. Info: 655-0899,

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Call 865-7166 for info or register online at Teacher bios are also available online. CLAY: SCULPTURE: Discover the art of hand building sculptures with clay under the guidance of local artist Jerry Geier, who is known for his work of expressive people and animals. Learn different carving and modeling techniques, and some tips for making your figures come to life. Class includes your first bag of clay and 30 hours of open studio time per week for practice. Extra clay sold separately at $22/25-pound bag. All glazes

and firings included. No experience necessary. Weekly on Thu., Jul. 14-Aug. 11 (no class Aug. 4), 6-8 p.m. Cost: $120/person; $108/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Info: 865-7166. CLAY: WHEEL THROWING: This class is an introduction to clay, pottery and the ceramics studio. Students will work primarily on the potter’s wheel, learning basic throwing and forming techniques, while creating functional pieces such as mugs, vases and bowls. Class includes your first bag of clay and 30 hours of open studio time per week for practice. Extra clay sold separately at $22/25-pound bag. All glazes and firings included. Option 1: Weekly on Mon., Jul. 18-Aug. 22, 5-8:30 p.m. Option 2: Weekly on Thu., Jul. 14-Aug. 18, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $225/person; $202.50/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Info: 865-7166. DROP-IN: LIFE DRAWING: Spend the evening with other artists drawing one of our experienced models. Open to all levels. Please bring your own drawing materials and paper. No registration necessary. Instructor: Julia Berberan. Ages 18+. Weekly on Mon., Jul. 11-Aug. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $10/participant; $9/ BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., 3rd-floor classroom, Burlington. Info: 865-7166. JEWELRY: In this class, students will learn basic jewelry techniques including sawing, piercing, filing, annealing, soldering, texturing, cold connections, basic hollow construction, ring sizing and more. Class includes copper, brass and all basic tools. Silver can be purchased separately. No class August 3. No experience necessary. Weekly on Wed., Jul. 13-Aug. 24 (no class Aug. 3), 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $225/ person; $202.50/BCA members. Location: Generator, 250 Main St., Burlington. Info: 865-7166. PAINTING: Open to all levels, this class will provide the foundations for painting and composition using paints of your choice (water-soluble oils, acrylics or watercolors). Each class will begin with painting exercises led by painter Kalin Thomas and will finish with free painting time. Students will be encouraged to work in their chosen medium and on a personal project. Casual critiques will be held at the end of each class. Students must

bring their own paints (watersoluble oils, acrylics or watercolors) and brushes. BCA will provide glass palettes, easels, painting trays and drying racks. Please see the materials list online. Weekly on Thu., Jul. 14-Aug. 4, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $120/person; $108/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., 3rdfloor classroom, Burlington. Info: 865-7166. PHOTO: ADOBE LIGHTROOM: Upload, organize, edit and print your digital photographs in this comprehensive class using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Importing images, using RAW files, organization, fine-tuning tone and contrast, color and white balance adjustments and archival printing on our Epson 3880 printer will all be covered. Bring a Mac-compatible portable flash or hard drive with your images to the first class. Pair this class with Digital SLR Camera and learn the ins and outs of your camera! No experience necessary. Weekly on Wed., Jul. 11-Aug. 15, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $260/ person; $234/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., lower level, Burlington. Info: 865-7166. PHOTO: DIGITAL SLR CAMERA: Explore the basic workings of the digital SLR camera to learn how to take the photographs you envision. Demystify F-stops, shutter speeds, sensitivity ratings and exposure, and learn the basics of composition. Bring your camera and owner’s manual to class. Pair this class with Adobe Lightroom and learn the ins and outs of photo editing! No experience necessary. Weekly on Wed., Jul. 13-Aug. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $170/person; $153/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., lower level, Burlington. Info: 865-7166. PHOTO: MIXED LEVEL DARKROOM: Take your work to the next level in this six-week class! Guided sessions will help you improve your printing and film processing techniques and discussion of the technical, aesthetic and conceptual aspects of your work will be included. Cost includes a darkroom membership for the duration of the class for outside of class printing and processing. Prerequisite: Black and White Darkroom or equivalent experience. Weekly on Tue., Jul. 12-Aug. 16, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $260/person; $234/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., lower level, Burlington. Info: 865-7166. PRINTMAKING: This introductory class will show you a whole range of printing techniques that can be used on their own or in combination to create unique artwork. Over the four weeks, you’ll be introduced to the studio’s equipment and materials and learn techniques such as block printing with linoleum and drypoint etching. Class includes all basic supplies and equipment for each printmaking technique and 30 hours of open studio time per week for practice. No experience necessary. Weekly on

Thu., Jul. 14-Aug. 4, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $150/person; $135/BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. Info: 865-7166.

1-hour lunch break; materials incl. Location: Nido Fabric and Yarn, 209 College St., Suite 2E, Burlington. Info: 881-0068, info@,

YOUTH CAMPS: Enrollment is still open for Burlington City Arts Camps for ages 3 to 18! Join us this summer in our paint, photography, digital, clay or print studios and work closely with skilled teaching artists for a week. Every camp includes in-depth studio arts experience, high-quality art materials and a final celebration. Come for a half day or pair a morning and afternoon camp to make a fullday experience. Visit for a complete list of camps. Location: Burlington City Arts, Burlington. Info: 865-7166.

KIDS’ SUMMER CAMPS!: Looking for kids’ classes this summer full of creativity, making and fun? Check out Nido’s Kids’ Sewing Camps (Jul. 5-8 & 11-15 & Aug. 15-18), offering beginners the basics of sewing while constructing fun projects! New this summer: Kids’ Crochet Club! Every Mon., Jun. 20 through Aug. 15, 2-4 p.m. See for full pricing details. Location: Nido Fabric and Yarn, 209 College St., Suite 2E, Burlington. Info: 881-0068,,

climbing OUTDOOR GUIDED ROCK CLIMBING: Do you want to learn new skills to make you a safer and more efficient rock climber? Petra Cliffs’ professional, certified guides will provide a fun yet challenging learning experience tailored specifically to you or your group’s climbing goals. We offer climbing opportunities throughout the Northeast and beyond. Climb on! Any day of the week through Oct. 31; for a complete list please visit Cost: $125/person; cost varies by number of participants; all programs run approximately 9 a.m.-4 p.m. & incl. all technical equipment & certified guides. Location: Petra Cliffs, 105 Briggs St., Burlington. Info: Charest Alpinism LLC, DBA Petra Cliffs Climbing Center & Mountaineering School, Stephen Charest, 657-3872, steve@petra,


LEARN TO SEW SERIES: Take our two-part Learn to Sew series beginning Mon., Jun. 20, with Learn to Sew 1. Learn machine basics and fundamental sewing techniques. Follow up with Learn to Sew II, Mon., Jun. 27, to continue building your sewing repertoire. Leave with finished projects and inspiration. Nido has kids’ classes, too! Mon., Jun. 20 & 27, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $106/2 3-hour classes; materials incl. Location: Nido Fabric and Yarn, 209 College St., Suite 2E, Burlington. Info: 881-0068, info@, NATURAL DYEING WORKSHOP: Join Nido and Tammy White this summer to enhance your appreciation for the natural world for a day of dyeing in the woods of Lincoln. Ten lucky participants will experience natural dyeing with Wing & a Prayer Farm yarns using locally foraged materials for rich, beautiful color. Sun., Jul. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $325/6-hour workshop with a


ADULT: SHAKER HALL TABLE: A comprehensive introduction to woodworking, this course explores the basic principles of lumber selection, hand-tool and machinery usage, milling, joinery, and finishing. Students will build their own Shaker-style hall table, taking the project from blueprint through completion, learning to both organize and conceptualize a furniture project. Instructors: Ryan Cocina and Chris Ramos. 10 Mon., Jun. 20-Aug. 29, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $483/person; member discount avail. Location: Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, ADULT: EN PLEIN-AIR: Instructor: Brooke Monte. Practice the traditional fairweather art of painting outside. This is an intro-level class, but all ability levels are welcome. If the weather gets the best of us, we have a classroom reserved. Supportive and respectful and ideal for those who like to be outdoors. 6 Tue., Jun. 7-Jul. 12, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $186/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, ADULT: METALS 1: This class will focus on jewelry design, small sculpture or functional art. Students will complete several practice pieces before designing and creating wearable finished pieces out of sterling silver. There will be weekly demonstrations including sawing, drilling, piercing, annealing, texturing, jump rings, forming and soldering techniques. Instructor: Sarah Sprague. 6 Wed., Jul. 13-Aug. 24, 5:30-8 p.m. (no class Aug. 9).

Cost: $278/person; member discount avail. Location: Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, WORKSHOP: PASTEL: Instructor: Robert Carsten. This fun and exciting workshop will explore various ways to explore bold color with dramatic light effects in pastel landscapes. Working from your sketches or photos, we will explore concepts of color, design and techniques. Various approaches will be presented and demonstrated. Critique, at-easel assistance and lots of painting time will make this an educational and enjoyable painting experience. All levels are welcome from beginner through advanced. Materials list provided. Aug. 13 & 14, Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $200/person; member discount avail. Location: Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, WORKSHOP: WATERCOLORS: Instructor: Joel Popadics. Each day, participants will meet on location and will receive two brief painting demonstrations. Topics will vary from painting cows, handling summer greens and composing the lake’s reflections. Students will paint and apply new concepts with individual instruction. Be creatively inspired by Shelburne landscapes while you paint. 1 week, Aug. 8-12, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $625/person; member discount avail. Location: Shelburne Farms & Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648.

culinary THE ART OF NATURAL CHEESEMAKING WITH DAVID ASHER: Come and discover the secrets of traditional cheesemaking practices with organic farmer, farmstead cheesemaker and author of The Art of Natural Cheesemaking David Asher. David Asher is an organic farmer, farmstead cheese maker and cheese educator based on the gulf islands of British Columbia, Canada. This event is cosponsored by Chelsea Green Publishing and Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont. Thu. & Fri., Jun. 23 & 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $225/person; incl. David’s book. Location: Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-8686,

dance DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Salsa classes, nightclub-style, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. $15/person for one-hour class. No dance experience, partner or preregistration required, just the desire to have fun! Drop in any time and prepare for an enjoyable workout. Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 5981077,


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: Tyler Crandall, 598-9204,,

design/build BICYCLE MECHANICS 101: Learn about bike repair and maintenance! Students receive instruction and work hands-on to learn about the systems and parts of the bicycle, learn bicycle anatomy, and practice common repairs. Students work one-onone with professional mechanics at Old Spokes Home to learn all the basics. Weekly on Thu. Jun. 23-Aug. 4, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $175/14 hours total instruction. Location: Bike Recycle Vermont, 664 Riverside Ave., Burlington. Info: Burlington Bike Project, Christine Hill, 264-9687, christine@bikere, bikerecyclevermont. org.

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SONGWRITING BOOTCAMP WITH SINGER/SONGWRITER MYRA FLYNN: Compared to the likes of Erykah Badu, Adele and Norah Jones, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Myra Flynn teaches aspiring musicians how to channel their inner songwriter in NYC. Come learn her tools for breaking down the structure and process of songwriting. In this three-day workshop students develop a concept for a new song and build the skills to make it happen. Teen/adult, 3 Sat., Jun. 11-25, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $120/3-weeks & gig. Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St., Burlington. Info: 652-4548,

healing arts PAST LIFE REGRESSION WORKSHOP: Psychotherapists Caryn Benevento, MA, and Lindsay Jernigan, PhD, present this workshop to heal the physical, emotional or mental blocks that are holding you back from freedom. This highly experiential workshop requires nothing more than an open mind and a willingness to finally let go of unsatisfying patterns in your life. Thu., Jun. 16 & Jul. 14, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $50/person. Location: Eastern View Integrative Medicine , 185 Tilley Dr., S. Burlington. Info: Your True North Counseling & Past Life Regression, Caryn Benevento, 289-2654, caryn.,


EXPERIENCED NATIVE SPANISH TUTOR: Spanish? Meet a new, exciting world! Improve comprehension and pronunciation; achieve fluency. It’s easy; you just need the right tutor. I am proud to say my students have significantly improved their Spanish with my teaching approach. What do my students say? Search “Spanish Tutor Burlington, Vt., Maigualida.” Location: College St., Burlington. Info: 276-0747, maigomez1@, burlingtonvt.uni FRENCH-OH LA LA! GROUP/ PRIVATE: This summer: Get your French on! Private lessons and advanced beginner group class! Inspiring environment; experienced instructor Madame Maggie will have you speaking in no time! Join fun, interactive, encouraging class in Burlington’s South End Arts District. Private lessons to fit your specific needs too. Allons-y! Oui! Oui! Weeeee! Weekly on Tue., Jul. 12-Aug. 16, 5:30-7:15 p.m. Cost: $175/6-week session of 1.75-hour classes. Location: Wingspan Studio, 4A Howard St., 3rd floor, Burlington. Info: Maggie Standley, 233-7676,, classes.html. SPANISH CLASSES BEGINNING SOON: Now’s the time to sign up. Learn from a native speaker via small classes, individual instruction or student tutoring. You’ll always be participating and speaking. Lesson packages for travelers. Also lessons for young children; they love it! Our 10th year. See our website or contact us for details. Beginning week of Jun. 6; 10 weeks. Cost: $225/10 classes of 90+ min. each. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: 585-1025, spanishparavos@, spanishwaterbury

meditation LEARN TO MEDITATE: Through the practice of sitting still and following your breath as it goes out and dissolves, you are connecting with your heart. By simply letting yourself be, as you are, you develop genuine sympathy toward yourself. The Burlington Shambhala Center offers meditation as a path to discovering gentleness and wisdom. Shambhala Café (meditation and discussions) meets the first Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.-noon. An open house (intro to the center, short dharma talk and socializing) is held on the third Sunday of each month, noon-2 p.m. Instruction: Sun. mornings, 9 a.m.-noon, or by appt. Sessions: Tue. & Thu., noon-1 p.m., & Mon.-Thu., 6-7 p.m. Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 658-6795, burlingtonshambhala MODERN-DAY BODHISATTVA SEMINAR: Discover compassion and insight in everyday life. Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. Learn to move beyond the barriers of isolating self-concern by expanding our hearts to care for the welfare of all beings. Rinpoche, reknown Buddhist teacher and author of The Intelligent Heart; It’s Up to You; Light Comes Through; and Uncommon Happiness. Jun. 11 & 12: 4 talks. Cost: $95/day; 180/ full program; lunch provided. Location: Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling, 322 Eastman Cross Rd., Vershire. Info: Vanessa Waxman, 333-4521, mangalashribhuti. org/modern-day-bodhisattvaseminar.

performing arts DIRECTING ACTORS: You’ll get to understand the work of actors from within and develop skills to

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,

visual arts FILMMAKING PROJECT: The workshop will cover all fundamental aspects of filmmaking. Specifically designed for you with little to no filmmaking experience, or if you want to sharpen your basic skills or to develop a project and are not sure how to start. Thirty workshop hours plus six one-on-one hours at participant’s discretion. Every Mon., Jun. 27-Sep. 19, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $229/36-hour workshop, introductory price. Location: ORCA Media, 89 Main St., Montpelier. Info: 373-9754, VIDEO EDITING INTENSIVE: Ideal for people who need an opportunity to have full creative freedom to edit and dig deeper beyond more than cutting to action, or for directors to develop an editor’s mind. Content to edit will be provided. Thirty-three ultra-intensive workshop hours focused on the art of editing. Every Wed., Jun. 29-Sep. 7, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $169/33 hour workshop, introductory price. Location: ORCA Media, 89 Main St., Montpelier. Info: 373-9754,

writing SCREENPLAY DEVELOPMENT: Project-based workshop focused on craft and process, covering advanced tools of screenwriting. Ideal if you have a screenplay idea in mind, if you’re stuck in a screenplay, or if you’re a writer who wants to try screenwriting. Eighteen workshop hours; five one-on-one hours for first, second and final draft revision. Every Thu., Jun. 30-Aug. 25, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $215/23-hour workshop, introductory price. Location: ORCA Media, 89 Main St., Montpelier. Info: 373-9754,

yoga EVOLUTION YOGA: Evolution Yoga and Physical Therapy offers yoga classes for beginners, experts, athletes, desk jockeys, teachers, fitness enthusiasts, people with who think they are inflexible. Choose from a wide variety of classes and workshops in Vinyasa, Kripalu, Core, Gentle, Vigorous, Philosophy, Yoga Wall, Therapeutics and Alignment. Become part of our yoga community. You are welcome here. Cost: $15/class; $130/10-class card; $5-10/community classes. Location: Evolution Yoga, 20 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: 8649642, HONEST YOGA: Honest Yoga offers practice for all levels. Brand new beginners’ courses include two specialty classes per week for four weeks plus unlimited access to all classes. We have daily heated classes with alignment constancy and kids’ summer camps. We hold teacher trainings at the 200- and 500hour levels. We are expanding in September to have more to engage families and kids. Daily classes & workshops. $25/new student (1st week unlimited); $18/class or $140/10-class card; $12/class for student or senior; or $100/10-class punch card. Location: Honest Yoga Center, 150 Dorset St., Blue Mall, next to Sport Shoe Center, South Burlington. Info: 497-0136,, HOT YOGA BURLINGTON: Feeling stuck, overwhelmed, stressed, restless or just bored? Come try something different! Yes, it’s yoga, you know, stretching and stuff. But we make it different. How? Come and see. Hot Yoga Burlington is Vermont’s first Far Infrared heated hot yoga studio, experience it! Can you teach creative Vinyasa? Yoga teacher wanted. Get hot: 2-for-1 offer. $15. Location: North End Studio B, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 999-9963, YOGA ROOTS: Yoga Roots strives to provide community experiences that promote healing on all levels with a daily schedule of yoga classes for all ages and abilities. We aim to clarify your mind, strengthen your body and ignite your joyful spirit through classes such as Anusurainspired, Kundalini, Restorative, Heated Vinyasa Flow, Gentle, Nia, Prenatal and Teen. Lots of fun summer happenings coming your way beginning Fri., Jun. 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Strong Vinyasa Flow led by Chessy Kelley with live world percussion by Joss Price. Preregistration highly encouraged. Location: Yoga Roots, 120 Graham Way, Shelburne Green Business Park behind Folino’s. Info: 985-0090,


KIDS/TEEN ARTSY SUMMER CAMPS!: Nature filled camps inspire and provide tons of hands-on art-making and fun!

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE: SUMMER SESSION: French classes: Our six-week session starts Jun. 16 at our Burlington location. Classes will focus on conversation skills for all levels as well as travel and culture. We also offer classes in Montpelier as well as private tutoring. Please visit our website for more details. Info:,

VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU: Classes for men, women and children. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enhances strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and cardio-respiratory fitness. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training builds and helps to instill courage and selfconfidence. We offer a legitimate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial arts program in a friendly, safe and positive environment. Accept no imitations. Learn from one of the world’s best, Julio “Foca” Fernandez, CBJJ and IBJJF certified 6th Degree Black Belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor under Carlson Gracie Sr., teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! A 5-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Featherweight Champion and 3-time Rio de Janeiro State Champion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mon.-Fri., 6-9 p.m., & Sat., 10 a.m. 1st class is free. Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 660-4072,,

get a scene where you want it to be. You’ll direct a scene and act for others. Designed for new to veteran directors. Twenty-two workshop hours plus six one-onone hours to get your scene on camera. Every Tue., Jun 28-Aug. 23, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $299/28-hour workshop, introductory price. Location: Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Info: 373-9754,


DJEMBE IN BURLINGTON AND MONTPELIER!: Learn drumming technique and music on West African Drums! Drums provided! Burlington Beginners Djembe, Wed., 5:30-6:20 p.m. $15/ drop-in. Djembes are provided. Montpelier Beginners Djembe, Thu., 7-8:20 p.m. $22/walk-ins. Six-person minimum required to run most classes; invite friends! Please register online or come directly to the first class! Location: Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 3-G, Burlington, & Capital City Grange, 6612 Rte. 12, Berlin. Info: 999-4255,

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TAIKO IN MONTPELIER!: Kids and parents’ taiko drumming, Thu., 4:30-5:20 p.m. Montpelier taiko class, Thu., 5:30-6:50 p.m. $22/walk-ins. Six-person minimum required to run most classes; invite friends! Please register online or come directly to the first class! Location: Capital City Grange, 6612 Rte. 12, Berlin. Info: 999-4255,

Beautiful art studio, natural areas, cool outdoor spaces. Led by professional artist and longtime educator known as a kid magnet! Themes: Magic, French, Star Wars, Nature/Art/Math, Scooby Doo/Legos too! New Teen Week: Art & Architecture. Sign up today! 6 weeks to choose from, ages 4-17, starts Jun. 13. Cost: $300/weeklong creative camps; daily/weekly options; aftercare; all materials/healthy snacks. Location: Wingspan Studio, 13 Myrtle St., Burlington. Info: Maggie Standley, 233-7676,, classes.html.


DISCOVERING COMMUNITY: Don’t miss the Vermont Folklife Center’s four-day Summer Institute! Participants engage with cultural researchers, media specialists and fellow educators to explore the power of community-based research and to develop techniques for working with digital audio, video and photography as documentary and storytelling tools within an educational setting. Mon., Jul. 18-Thu. Jul, 21, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $700/person; $1,015 w/ 3 graduate credits from Castleton University. Location: Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main St., Middlebury. Info: Kathleen Haughey, 388-4964, khaughey@, summer-institute-2016.

TAIKO DRUMMING IN BURLINGTON!: Study with Stuart Paton of Burlington Taiko! Beginner/Recreational Class, Tue., 5:30-6:20 p.m. Accelerated Taiko Program for Beginners, Mon. & Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kids and Parents’ Class, Mon. & Wed., 4:30-5:20 p.m. Five-person minimum required to run most classes; invite friends! Please register online or come directly to the first class! Location: Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 3-G, Burlington. Info: 999-4255,


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Free Jazz! Vol. 2

Your guide to the best no-cost gigs at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival BY D A N BOL L ES






o, we’re smack in the middle of the 2016 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival — are you having fun yet? The annual 10-day bash got off to a hot start, with stages all over the Queen City bustling with great music, from icons such as Randy Newman to up-and-coming local hepcats and just about everything in between. As the curtain rises on the fest’s second act, there are really only two questions. One, what to do for an encore? And two, how to enjoy the rest of the festival on the cheap? Last week, we highlighted some of the best free shows happening during the first half of BDJF. We’re here to help again with more great no-cost gigs to close out the festival.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 Cure your midweek blues with some midweek jazz courtesy of Montpelier’s IRA FRIEDMAN TRIO. Grab some lunch to go — we find the Red Onion’s signature sandwich pairs well with piano jazz — and mellow out at the BCA Plaza. Then, maybe cut out a little early from work and swing by Radio Bean for some lateafternoon experimental “iNprov” jams from locals the LE DUO. Stick around for more heady tunes from MADE BY ROBOTS. Once happy hour sets in, head to American Flatbread and get reacquainted with local sax whiz BRYAN MCNAMARA. He’s recently been doing the cruise-ship circuit. This BDJF show

marks a welcome return for one of Vermont’s great young players. And if you miss him today, fret not. McNamara is playing a bunch this week. Assuming the weather cooperates, hit up the City Hall Stage on Church Street and dig on the WILL SELLENRAAD 3, which features NYC’s Sellenraad (guitar), Brooklyn’s RENE HART (bass) and local GABE JARRETT (drums). Perhaps you’ve heard of Jarrett’s dad, KEITH? If you like what you hear, Sellenraad joins local trumpet giant RAY VEGA, bassist DANA HART and

drummer ERIC REEVES as part of the New York-Burlington Connection at Juniper.

THURSDAY, JUNE 9 McNamara highlights the Thursday slate, too. You can catch him at the City Hall Stage with his band. But the real treat happens later in the evening at Bleu Northeast Seafood, where McNamara and local jazz great Dwight Ritcher JAMES HARVEY play as a duo. Pianist Harvey, by the way, will warm up with a quartet gig earlier that night at Radio Bean.

Speaking of the Bean, Thursday is a weekly boon for local jazz heads, and that’s especially true during BDJF. In addition to Harvey, catch sets by the SHANE HARDIMAN TRIO and, later, prodigal guitar monster NICK CASSARINO, who plays both a solo set and with a “slam jazz” side project, RETURN OF THE EGO ALIEN. Meanwhile, Sellenraad offers a reprise performance a couple of doors down at the Light Club Lamp Shop, with support from local free jazzers the ETHAN SNYDER GROUP. Portland, Maine, trio Micromasse close out the night. Even if you don’t have tickets for BÉLA FLECK AND THE FLECKTONES at the Waterfront Tent, you could do worse than head lakeside Thursday — possibly with a pit stop at Juniper to catch the TYLER MAST ORGAN TRIO on your way down the hill. Local JOHN ABAIR plays a solo set at Foam Brewers, followed by local rockers RUMBLECAT. Just down the street, acoustic funky bunch UPSTATE RUBDOWN groove on the patio at the Skinny Pancake.

FRIDAY, JUNE 10 The marquee show Friday is the annual WPTZ Channel 5 Block Party. Headlining this year are MADAILA. And no, the ascendant dance-pop band is not remotely jazzy. Deal with it. On the early slate, local gypsy-jazz outfit QUEEN CITY HOT CLUB play the lunchtime slot at BCA Plaza. Later, catch the JAKE WHITESELL TRIO at Red Square. You might know Whitesell as the sax player for KAT WRIGHT & THE INDOMITABLE SOUL BAND. But dude’s a fine bandleader in his own right. If you miss them, they’ll be at American Flatbread later the same evening. If vocal jazz is more your style, hit up AUDREY BERNSTEIN AND FRIENDS at Juniper. The sultry chanteuse released one of the better jazz records in recent memory with her 2015 album, Alright, Okay, You Win. And she tends to roll with some pretty talented friends, such as JOE CAPPS, TOM CLEARY, JOHN RIVERS, GEZA CARR and Ray Vega, to name a few local luminaries known to sit in with her. Over at Light Club Lamp Shop, DWIGHT & NICOLE’s DWIGHT RITCHER plays a solo set that promises to be a bluesy good time.

SATURDAY, JUNE 11 It wouldn’t be jazz fest without the ONION For more than 30 years,

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A few months ago, I was asked to take part in a comedy show called Cringe! A Night of Hilarious Humiliation. It was just about the most terrifying thing I’ve ever done. If you’re unfamiliar, Cringe is a series curated by local comedian ANNIE RUSSELL. The gist is that participants share something from their lives that was particularly embarrassing. At the show I was in, PAPER CASTLES front man PADDY REAGAN shared a terrible song from his college band. Comedian JADE MARCOTTE shared pictures from her teenage modeling days. I told a story about taking my mother to see an especially dirty JOAN RIVERS show. As she does every show, Russell read from her high school journal. It’s raw, wince-inducing stuff. It’s also flat-out hysterical.

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Oh, they grow up so fast. This week, the noble local dogooders at BIG HEAVY WORLD celebrate the nonprofit organization’s 20th anniversary. That just doesn’t seem possible. I’m old enough to remember when BHW started, and it sure doesn’t feel like that was two decades ago. In a related story, I’m old. Though BHW doesn’t always get the credit it deserves, over the past 20 years, founder JIM LOCKRIDGE and his spunky crew of mostly high school- and college-age volunteers have become integral to the local music scene. Their contributions to Vermont music are practically innumerable. BHW has put together some of the best local CD compilations, too. It runs a killer low-power FM radio station, the Radiator 105.5 FM. It is the lifeblood of the heavy music scene. For years, BHW has been archiving and cataloging the entirety of recorded Vermont music for the Vermont Music Library. It operates a fleet of vans that local touring bands can use for free to travel to gigs. It maintains a local band guide and industry directory. It’s got a great blog. It’s the reason you hear local music on the sound system at some Vermont rest areas. And if you get a Big Heavy World tattoo, you’ll get into any BHW show free forever (it would look great next to your free Bernie Sanders tattoo, BTW). The list goes on. In other words, BHW provides resources and support to Vermont

musicians in ways that are virtually unheard of elsewhere in the country. This Thursday, June 9, Big Heavy is throwing a massive anniversary party in both the Higher Ground Ballroom and the HG Showcase Lounge. Headlining are Grammy-nominated metal and hardcore heroes HATEBREED. Also appearing are Roadrunner Records’ DEVILDRIVER and metal supergroup ACT OF DEFIANCE — the latter includes former members of MEGADETH, SCAR THE MARTYR, SHADOWS FALL and the RAINBOW UNICORN ICE CREAM CONES. (OK, fine. I made up one of those.) And, of course, because it’s a BHW bash, the show also features some top local metal and hardcore talent, including ABADDON, BARISHI and VOICES IN VAIN. Now, you might think this is where the BHW segment of the column would end, right? Think again. In fact, if you were to ask Lockridge, he’d probably tell you I’m burying the lede. The big news Lockridge wants you to know about concerns a community meeting on Tuesday, June 14, at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. There, interested citizens and city officials will meet to discuss the fate of beloved all-ages punk club 242 Main in a conversation co-moderated by Lockridge and library director RUBI SIMON.

As you might have heard, Memorial Auditorium, which houses the basement club, is in a bad way, and the future of the building is uncertain. That means equal uncertainty surrounds the future of 242, which is the oldest allages punk club in the country. (Thanks, Bernie!) For more than 30 years, 242 has been a cornerstone of the local music scene. You’d be hard-pressed to find a musician who grew up in Burlington who didn’t log time on that stage as a teenager. For many of us, 242 Main was our first gig, a place where we formed friendships and musical relationships that have lasted lifetimes. Just as importantly, the club has served as a safe haven, a drug-free hangout that has likely kept generations of kids out of trouble. Much like BHW, 242 Main is a resource most cities just don’t have, and it plays a foundational role in shaping the music community as we know it. Losing it would be a travesty. If you’re interested in the discussion, the meeting is in the Pickering Room at 5:30 p.m. For more info, visit Happy anniversary, Big Heavy World. And, on behalf of a grateful music scene, thank you.

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SWEET MELISSA’S: BYOV Thursdays, 3 p.m., free.



AMERICAN FLATBREAD BURLINGTON HEARTH: Bryan McNamara Trio (jazz), 5:30 p.m., free.

MARTELL’S AT THE RED FOX: Feeling Groovy (jam), 7 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Open Mic, 8 p.m., free.

BREAKWATER CAFÉ & GRILL: In the Pocket (rock), 6 p.m., free.

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CLUB METRONOME: Frendly Gathering Pre-Party with Mahali & Friends (jam), 9 p.m., $10. 18+.

CITY LIMITS: Throttle Thursdays with DJ Gold, 9 p.m., free.

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THE DAILY PLANET: Paul Asbell and Clyde Stats (jazz), 8 p.m., free.

PARKER PIE CO.: Parker Pie Music Night, 7:30 p.m., free. Michael Hahn (folk), 7:30 p.m., free.

HALFLOUNGE SPEAKEASY: Myra Flynn (neo soul), 7 p.m., free. Wildlife Collective (house), 10 p.m., free.

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HILTON GARDEN INN BURLINGTON DOWNTOWN: Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 6 p.m., free.

OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.

JP’S PUB: Pub Quiz with Dave, 7 p.m., free. Karaoke with Melody, 10 p.m., free.


JUNIPER: The New York-Burlington Connection: Sellenraad, Vega, Hart & Reeves (jazz), 9 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Parker Shper Trio (jazz), noon, free. FLYNN (neo-soul), 4 p.m., free. Trio Gusto (gypsy jazz), 7 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Birdcode (jazz), 7:30 p.m., NA. Greg Evans & Bob Gagnon Duo (gypsy jazz), 9:30 p.m., free. Film Night: Indie, Abstract, Avant Garde, 10 p.m., free. William Joseph Jiordan, Dyado (jazz), 11 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Vinyl Night with Disco Phantom, the Frendly Gathering Crew, 6 p.m., free. Naughty Professor, Soule Indomitable (funk, jazz), 9:30 p.m., $12/15. 18+. RADIO BEAN: The Le Duo (INprov), 4 p.m., free. Made by Robots (jazz), 5 p.m., free. Kosi (jazz), 6 p.m., free. James Harvey (jazz piano), 7 p.m., free. Mister Burns (hip-hop), 11:45 p.m., free. The Funk Underground (funk), 1 a.m., free.





RED SQUARE: The Renegade Groove (funk), 7 p.m., free. DJ Pat (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Josh Panda’s Acoustic Soul Night, 8 p.m., $5-10 donation. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: On the Spot (standup), 9 p.m., free. ZEN LOUNGE: Kizomba with Dsantos VT, 7 p.m., free. Well Wednesday, 10 p.m., free.



Jaco Pastorius. Drumitar progenitor Futureman — Wooten’s brother, BTW — has altered perceptions of what percussion can be. Howard Levy is among the finest diatonic harmonica players on the planet. And then there is banjo ace Fleck, who is, quite simply, peerless. The original lineup of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones reunites for a performance at the Waterfront Tent in Burlington on Thursday, June 9, as part of the 2016 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. The HIGH AND MIGHTY BRASS BAND and locals SOULE MONDE open. MOOGS PLACE: Lesley Grant (country), 8 p.m., free.

THE DAILY PLANET: Hot Pickin’ Party (bluegrass), 8 p.m., free.

free. Nick Cassarino, Return of the Ego Alien (jazz), 10:30 p.m., free.

PIECASSO PIZZERIA & LOUNGE: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.

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

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FINNIGAN’S PUB: Craig Mitchell (funk), 10 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE: Conor Elmes reTraction (jazz), 6 p.m., free. D Jay Baron (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

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

FOAM BREWERS: John Abair (jazz), 5:30 p.m., free. Rumblecat (rock), 10 p.m., free.

CITY LIMITS: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.

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

HALFLOUNGE SPEAKEASY: Jazzou Jones (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. Half & Half Comedy (standup comedy), 8 p.m., free. Future Shock Variety Show (drum & bass), 10:30 p.m., free.

NAKED TURTLE: Jay Lesage (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., free.

HILTON GARDEN INN BURLINGTON DOWNTOWN: Trio Gusto (jazz), 6 p.m., free.

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Nighthawk (rock), 7 p.m., free.

OLIVE RIDLEY’S: So You Want to Be a DJ?, 10 p.m., free.

JUNIPER: Tyler Mast Organ Trio (funk), 9 p.m., free.


LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Queen City Hot Club (gypsy jazz), noon, free. Rob Dugway’s Songevity Trio (jazz), 4 p.m., free. George Petit Quartet (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (MONTPELIER): Cajun Jam with Jay Ekis, Lee Blackwell, Alec Ellsworth & Katie Trautz, 6 p.m., $5-10 donation.


AMERICAN FLATBREAD BURLINGTON HEARTH: Will Sellenraad & Rene Hart Duo (jazz), 5 p.m., free. BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Bryan McNamara and James Harvey (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.

SWEET MELISSA’S: Wine Down with D. Davis (acoustic), 5 p.m., free.

BREAKWATER CAFÉ & GRILL: John Lackard Blues Band, 6 p.m., free.

WHAMMY BAR: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.

CHURCH & MAIN: Cody Sargent Trio (jazz), 8 p.m., free.


MARTELL’S AT THE RED FOX: Seth Yacovone (acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free.


regarded players of their generation. Victor Wooten has been hailed as the most influential bassist since

MONKEY HOUSE: Big Fred (rock), 8:30 p.m., free/$3. 18+.

BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Montpelier Jazz Band CD Release, 6 p.m., donation.

BREAKWATER CAFÉ & GRILL: Quadra (rock), 6 p.m., free.

Formed in 1988, the pioneering jazzgrass group consists of four of the most highly

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BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.

Back to the Future, Man There are super groups, and then there are

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WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Bob Gagnon (jazz), 5 p.m., free.

AMERICAN FLATBREAD BURLINGTON HEARTH: Jake Whitsell Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.

CLUB METRONOME: The Road to Wildwoods Festival with the Breakfast, Canopy (jam), 9 p.m., $15/18. 18+.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Ethan Snyder Group (jazz), 7 p.m., free. Will Sellenraad (jazz), 8 p.m., free. Micromasse (jazz), 11:30 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Ethan Snyder (jazz), 10 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Trivia Mania, 7 p.m., free. Bluegrass Thursday: Dustbowl Revival, Damn Tall Buildings, 9 p.m., $10/12. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Sam Whitesell & Stephen Ranney (jazz), 6 p.m., free. James Harvey Quartet (jazz), 7 p.m., free. Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m.,

CLUB METRONOME: Dead Set with members of Strangefolk (Grateful Dead tribute), 10 p.m., $15. FOAM BREWERS: EmaLou (folk), 5:30 p.m., free. Disco Phantom (eclectic), 10 p.m., free. HALFLOUNGE SPEAKEASY: Ethan Snyder & Friends (jazz), 8 p.m., free. DJ Fattie B (hip-hop), 10:30 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Audrey Bernstein and Friends (jazz), 9 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 11 a.m., free. Paul Asbell Quartet (jazz), 2 p.m., free. Rob Dugway’s Songevity Trio (jazz), 5 p.m., free. Will Patton Ensemble (jazz), 8 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Cre8, 10 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Bryan McNamara Quartet (jazz), 7 p.m., free. Dwight Ritcher (blues), 9:30 p.m., free. Taka (vinyl DJ), 11 p.m., free.

RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: DJ Kermit (top 40), 10 p.m., free.

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Oak Totem (Americana), 10 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Upstate Rubdown (jazz, soul), 8:30 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Ethan Snyder (free jazz), 5 p.m., free. Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free. Consider the Source, Swimmer (jazz-rock), 9 p.m., $10.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Improv Jam, 6 p.m., free. Napolean (improv), 7:30 p.m., $5. Daily Grind: JazzFest (improv), 9 p.m., $5.

chittenden county HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: BHW 20th Anniversary: Hatebreed, DevilDriver, Act of Defiance, Abaddon, Barishi, Voices in Vain (hardcore, metal), 6 p.m., $25/27. AA. MONKEY HOUSE: Second Thursday Selector Sets with DJ Disco Phantom (eclectic), 9 p.m., free. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Bob Levinson Trio (blues), 7 p.m., free. PENALTY BOX: Karaoke, 8 p.m., free. SUGAR HOUSE BAR AND GRILL: Country DJ, 9 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Cphour (jazz), 9 p.m., free.

barre/montpelier BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Ron Sweet (folk), 6 p.m., donation.

RADIO BEAN: Friday Morning Sing-Along with Linda Bassick & Friends (kids’ music), 11 a.m., free. Geoff Kim and Rob Duguay (jazz), 1 p.m., free. Nao Faz Furnaca (jazz), 3 p.m., free. Art Herttua (jazz), 5:30 p.m., free. The By & By (jazz), 7 p.m., free. Mike Lorenz/Kevin Ripley Duo (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. Drunk & in the Woods (rock), 10 p.m., free. Nico Suave Led Zeppelin Tribute, midnight, free. RED SQUARE: Jake Whitesell Trio (jazz), 4 p.m., free. Mister F (rock), 7 p.m., $5. DJ Craig Mitchell (house), 11 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: D Jay Baron (EDM), 9 p.m., $5. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: Supersounds DJ (top 40), 10 p.m., free. RUBEN JAMES: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Joan Shelly, Sam Moss (indie folk), 8 p.m., $6. FRI.10

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Last but not least, jazz! Daily Grind JAZZ FEST EDITION A really intriguing BDJF show is ft. Madaila’s Mark Daly slated for ArtsRiot on Sunday, June FRI10 SAT11 12, called the Many Hats of Max: A Celebration of the Music of MAX ROACH and the 50th Anniversary of Drums Unlimited. The show features the MLR ENSEMBLE, a local supergroup led by CHANON BERNSTEIN that includes TOM CLEARY, AMBER DELAURENTIS, ART DEQUASIE, DAN LIPTAK and NIC CANNIZZARO. Special guests include rapper MISTER BURNS of LYNGUISTIC CIVILIANS renown and local dancer EMMA PREISS. SUN STORYTELLING: Funny Story Roach was a bebop pioneer and one 12 STANDUP: Open Mic of the most influential jazz drummers of his generation. His 1966 record UPCOMING SHOWS JON FISCH...........................................JUNE 17/18 Drums Unlimited was a groundbreaking YOUR LOVE, OUR MUSICAL............JUNE 19 work featuring three solo set drum EMAN EL-HUSSEINI & JESS SALOMON..........JUNE 24/25 compositions and three ensemble pieces. In an email, Bernstein writes that he and his compatriots will (802) 859-0100 | WWW.VTCOMEDY.COM reinterpret the record to incorporate 101 main street, BurlingtoN “instruments and vocals, time signatures and styles not utilized on the original 1966 release.” In other words, Untitled-10 1 6/6/16 11:28 AM they’re gonna have some fun with that record. The band will also perform reinterpretations of other music projects to which Roach was connected. Bernstein says that the show will be interactive, including audience ILLADELPH, JM FLOW, MGW, LICIT, participation and short segments SOVERIEGNTY, AND LOCAL ARTISTS explaining, well, just what the hell is going on for any jazz laypeople in the $200 Monthly raffle crowd. Oh, and he adds that he received with no purchase necessary the blessing of Roach’s daughter and bandmate, MAXINE ROACH.





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Heading back to Winooski briefly, if you need a breather from all that jazz, I’d suggest you swing by the Monkey House on Saturday, June 11, and catch local robotic surf-rock overlords the TSUNAMIBOTS with Delaware-based rockabilly act the TWITCHING WITCHES. The former are Vermont’s foremost purveyors of human-crushing surf rock. The latter band specializes in “acoustic rockabilly … singing songs about hauntings, head hunters and go-gos.” What’s not to like?


Staying on the comedy beat, the Vermont Comedy Club has a special jazz-fest-themed edition of their weekly show the Daily Grind this Thursday, June 9. If you’re unfamiliar, each week features a different local luminary who is interviewed by the club’s longform improv troupe the UNMENTIONABLES. Following the interview, the troupe improvises scenes based on said luminary’s answers. Hilarity ensues. This week’s guest is none other than MADAILA front man MARK DALY. Yeah, yeah. I know. Madaila ain’t jazz. However, the Spandex-clad indie-dance-pop band is headlining the annual WPTZ Block Party at the Top Block Stage on Church Street this Friday, June 10, as a featured act of the festival. So, by the powers vested in me, I’ll allow it. Besides, this has all the makings of a classic improv show.


The next installment of Cringe is on Tuesday, June 14, at the Monkey House in Winooski. It features comedians LORI GOLDMAN and MAGGIE LENZ, as well as two non-comedians, JAKOB MUSHLIN and CHRISTOPHER LEWIS.

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VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Louis Ramey (standup), 7:30 & 10 p.m., $15. VERMONT PUB & BREWERY: Downtown Sextet (jazz), 10 p.m., free. ZEN LOUNGE: Salsa Night with Jah Red (Latin), 9 p.m., $5. Friday Night Worldwide (dance), 11 p.m., $5.

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BACKSTAGE PUB: Acoustic Happy Hour, 5 p.m., free. Karaoke with Jenny Red, 9 p.m., free. CLOVER HOUSE PUB: The Decoys (rock), 7:30 p.m., free. JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Cash is King (rock), 7 p.m., free. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Loose Association (rock), 5 p.m., free. A House on Fire (rock), 9 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Dan Johnson and Wildbranch Bluegrass, 7 p.m., free. SUGAR HOUSE BAR AND GRILL: Bad Horsey (rock), 9 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Barika (West African dub), 9 p.m., $10.


CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Soggy Po Boys (New Orleans jazz), 9 p.m., free. ESPRESSO BUENO: Tim Brick (country), 8 p.m., donation. SWEET MELISSA’S: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m., free.


MARTELL’S AT THE RED FOX: Bardela (Americana), 9 p.m., free.

RIMROCK’S MOUNTAIN TAVERN: DJ Rekkon #FridayNightFrequencies (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

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51 MAIN AT THE BRIDGE: David and Mimi’s Band (roots), 8 p.m., free. CITY LIMITS: City Limits Dance Party with Top Hat

A Band Called O’Death On their latest record, Out of

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN LOUNGE & STAGE: Moose Crossing (jazz), 6 p.m., $3.

Hands We Go, New York’s O’DEATH dispensed with the meticulous production of

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their previous album, Outside. Instead, they focused on capturing the immediacy

JASPER’S TAVERN: Nerbak Brothers (rock), 9:30 p.m., free.

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MONOPOLE: TPR (rock), 10 p.m., free. MONOPOLE DOWNSTAIRS: Happy Hour Tunes & Trivia with Gary Peacock, 5 p.m., free.

of their live act, relying on dramatic arrangements that burst and bloom around front man Greg Jamie’s emotionally bare lyrics. The result is a dynamic brand of gothic America as beautiful as it is haunting. Catch O’Death at Signal Kitchen in Burlington on Sunday, June 12, with the


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BAGITOS BAGEL AND BURRITO CAFÉ: Irish Session, 2 p.m., donation. Sam and Jenny (folk), 6 p.m., donation. CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Made in Iron Reunion Show (Iron Maiden tribute), 9 p.m., free.


MARTELL’S AT THE RED FOX: The Band “Bill” with the Nerbak Brothers (rock), 9 p.m., NA. MOOGS PLACE: Willie Edwards Blues Band, 9 p.m., free.

NAKED TURTLE: Spiritual Rez (rock), 10 p.m., NA.

RUSTY NAIL: Bikes, Bevs and Beats with the Shady Trees (rock), 6:30 p.m., free.


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51 MAIN AT THE BRIDGE: The Dough Boys (rock, soul), 8 p.m., free.


AMERICAN FLATBREAD BURLINGTON HEARTH: Left Ear Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.

CITY LIMITS: City Limits Dance Party with DJ Earl (top 40), 9:30 p.m., free.

ARTSRIOT: Smooth Antics (R&B, soul), 8 p.m., $10.

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN LOUNGE & STAGE: Totally Submerged (rock), 9 p.m., free.

BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Anthony Santor Group (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.

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BREAKWATER CAFÉ & GRILL: The X-Rays (rock), 6 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Retronome With DJ Fattie B (’80s dance party), 9 p.m., free/$5. FOAM BREWERS: Collin Cope & Chris Page Duo (jazz), 5:30 p.m., free. The Tenderbellies (bluegrass), 10 p.m., free. HALFLOUNGE SPEAKEASY: Ethan Snyder & Friends (jazz), 7 p.m., free. Disco Phantom (eclectic), 10 p.m., free. HALVORSON’S UPSTREET CAFÉ: George Petit (jazz), 8:30 p.m., $5. JP’S PUB: Karaoke with Megan, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Ray Vega & Son De Los Montes (salsa), 9 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Deja Nous (jazz), 11 a.m., free. Lewis Franco & the Missing Cats (swing), 2 p.m., free. Rick & the Ramblers (Western swing), 5 p.m., free. Cody Sargent Trio with Craig Mitchell (jazz), 8 p.m., free.

JASPER’S TAVERN: DJ Speedo (top 40), 9 p.m., free.


LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Sam Whitesell (jazz), 6 p.m., free. Hannah Fair (folk), 7 p.m., free. BUMF (funk), 9 p.m., free. Cumbancha After-Party (world music), 11 p.m., free. Taka (vinyl DJ), 11 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE: Paul Asbell (jazz), 4 p.m., free. Rolling Nectar (rock), 7 p.m., $5. Mashtodon (hip-hop), 11 p.m., $5.

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Savage Hen (metal), 10 p.m., free.

RUBEN JAMES: Craig Mitchell (house), 10 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Mob Barber (jazz, funk), 5 p.m., free. The High Breaks (surf), 7 p.m., free. Jay Stay Loved, A Tribute to J Dilla with the Dan Ryan Express and Illa J (hip-hop), 9 p.m., $12/15. RADIO BEAN: The Chandler Travis Philharmonic (classical), 3:30 p.m., free. Kid Coyote (indie), 7 p.m., free. Ivamae (folk), 8:30 p.m., free. Soggy Po Boys (jazz), 10 p.m., free. Superhuman Happiness (pop), 11:30 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Raul, 6 p.m., $5. DJ Reign One (EDM), 11 p.m., $5.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Hot Box Honey (jazz), 7 p.m., free. Barbacoa (surf), 9:30 p.m., free. SMITTY’S PUB: Eric George (folk, rock), 8 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Louis Ramey (standup), 7:30 & 10 p.m., $15. VERMONT PUB & BREWERY: Sam Armstrong Quartet (jazz), 1 p.m., free. James Harvey Trio (jazz), 10 p.m., free.

chittenden county BACKSTAGE PUB: Left Hand Black (rock), 9 p.m., free. JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Co-Pilot (rock), 7 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: The Tsunamibots, the Twitching Witches (surf, rockabilly), 9 p.m., $3/8. 18+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Bootless & Unhorsed (rock), 5 p.m., free. The Third Shift (rock), 9 p.m., free. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Southtown Bluegrass, 7 p.m., free. SUGAR HOUSE BAR AND GRILL: DJ Steve B (top 40), 9:30 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: The Renegade Groove (funk), 9 p.m., $5.

KINGDOM TAPROOM: Bernie Sanders Concert: Gang of Thieves, Doomsday Parade, the Thursday Torys (funk, rock), 8 p.m., $10/15.

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MONOPOLE: Jiggawaltz (rock), 10 p.m., free. NAKED TURTLE: ILL Funk (funk), 10 p.m., NA.



AMERICAN FLATBREAD BURLINGTON HEARTH: Through the Alley (Allen Toussaint tribute), 12:30 p.m., free. ARTSRIOT: The Many Hats of Max: A Celebration of the Music of Max Roach (jazz), 7 p.m., $8/10. AA. SUN.12

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MOOGS PLACE: Curtis & Jess (folk), 7 p.m., free. Uncle Jimmy (rock), 9 p.m., free.

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REVIEW this Violet Ultraviolet, Pop City


Violet Ultraviolet is the recording project of Burlington-based singer-songwriter Jake Brennan, who pulled stints in local indie-jangle bands Paper Castles and Shelly Shredder. VU typically features a rotating lineup of other local folkies and indie rockers such as Wren Kitz and Rob Voland. But for his latest release, Brennan struck out solo, recording Pop City over a two-year period with Ryan Power of Stu Stu Studio. The album’s warm, spacious sound recalls the modern minimalism of Kurt Vile and Real Estate — though Brennan’s nasally vocals reach back several decades earlier to the likes of Neil Young. Accordingly, a cozy 1970s rock vibe washes over the album, bathing the listener in a steady rhythm that evokes a brooding beach drive at twilight. Brennan’s reverberating, metallic guitar line opens the title track. His whiny — but not self-indulgent — delivery conveys suburban boredom. Yet something ominous portends when he wonders, “Well you could call it an accident / Call it

the past / Do you think it’s gonna rain cuz I hear thunder.” The contemplative and catchy “Avalanche” offers a cool slice of layered harmonies and propulsive percussion. Brennan posits himself as the loner in the corner, confessing, “It’s hard to talk out loud / unless nobody else is around / it’s hard to break out of my head.” “Phones” opens with spiraling, tightly distorted guitar before flattening to gentle riffs. Here Brennan sings in a low grumble, which contrasts with bright, overdubbed harmonies. Hints of his atmospheric synth appear on the broken-love ballad “Hysterical.” Brennan’s plaintive wail is at its most defeatist when he mourns, “I love monsters / So here I am / I’m looking for good times / I swear I’m clean / You love me / Then you doubt your friends / That ain’t true love / True love doesn’t exist.” Echoing chants of self-doubt define “Low Tide.” As if to convince himself,

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But Moss’ and Roberts’ guitar work largely defines the album. On opener “Postman,” Roberts’ woozy tremolo guitar evokes the spooky southwestern vibe of Calexico. The title track fuses a lilting acoustic riff with shimmering electric sustains set to a gently insistent drum shuffle. “Hunter’s Moon” highlights Moss’ acoustic chops as he winds a gorgeous high-andlonesome vocal melody around nimble fingerpicking. “Beast” is sinister cut built on a shiverinducing, Delta-blues-style progression given dark accents by Roberts’ gritty, minimalist work. Over this, Moss hollers a baleful melody that harks to Appalachian balladry. It’s a stirring stylistic fusion. Fable closes on “Lighting,” which moseys along at an unhurried pace. Roberts shades Moss’ light melody with tumbling lines that are rhythmically and tonally skewed just enough to impart a playful vibe. Fable by Sam Moss is available at Moss plays the Skinny Pancake in Burlington on Friday, June 10, opening for Joan Shelley.


Americana, he often detours down the genre’s myriad side roads. No Kingdom, for example, found kinship in the spare, Appalachian-gothic aesthetic of fellow Vermont expat Sam Amidon. Moss is also a highly regarded fingerstyle guitarist whose instrumental compositions similarly tweak roots convention. On Fable, he navigates a sort of middle ground. There is stark, sprawling beauty in these eight delicately arranged songs, written between 2013 and 2014 just as he was transitioning from Brattleboro to Boston. His writing has a road-weary quality, and his expressive, reedy tenor evokes a mellow Ryan Adams, Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam and Tracy Chapman.



When last we left Sam Moss, he was part of the delightfully strange and prolific Brattleboro indie scene. Following the release of his deconstructionist folk gem No Kingdom in 2013 — named one of the year’s 10 best local recordings by this paper — Moss moved to Boston. There he has continued to write, perform and record sweet and provocative art-folk masterpieces. The latest such work is Moss’ ninth album, Fable, released in May. Though he now calls Beantown home, Moss retains strong local ties. Two-thirds of his backing band members are part of Brattleboro’s Wooden Dinosaur: guitarist Michael Roberts and bassist Jeff Murphy. Fable was recorded at Guilford Sound in Guilford, Vt., and is the first release on Lost Honey Records, a joint venture by Moss and Roberts — look for a WD record on the imprint later this year. Rounding out Moss’ Green Mountain bona fides, the vinyl version of the record was pressed at the Burlington Record Plant. Moss has long had rambling musical wanderlust. Though rooted generally in

Brennan repeats, “I never let down anyone / I just let my guard down.” Literary references are also ambiguously peppered throughout the album. The opener “Stroke of Good Fortune” draws its title from a short story by southern gothic writer Flannery O’Connor. The moody closer “Lemongrove” pays homage to Karen Russell’s collection of short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove. Sung with grit, it’s one of Brennan’s strongest and most affecting vocal performances. There are some lackluster moments. The muddled “Wetter” is forgettable, while the writing on “Phones” is a little halfbaked. These slight missteps aside, Violet Ultraviolet’s Pop City simply sounds good. Brennan masterfully balances obscured vocal murmurs with moments of pleading, high-pitched intensity. The guitar work is delicate, layering acoustic and electric riffs in an easy, carefree manner. Sonically cohesive and dark in all the right places, Pop City tells a story of hidden moments, private thoughts and what lurks beneath our defenses. Violet Ultraviolet’s new album, Pop City, is available at

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THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Josh Panda’s Acoustic Soul Night, 8 p.m., $5-10 donation.

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Free Jazz! Vol. 2 « P.58 the local ensemble has kept traditional New Orleans jazz alive in Vermont. Catch their lively brand of Dixieland during an evening set at the Top Block Stage on Church Street. Actually, you could make a day of it on the Church Street Marketplace. The Vermont National Guard’s 40TH ARMY BAND play two afternoon sets on the Top Block Stage. Jam out with the genre-bending LEFT EAR TRIO on the Center Stage or the globe-trotting WORLD TRIO on City Hall Stage. Later, the 15-piece gospel-rock band JESUS ON THE MAINLINE tear up the Top Block Stage, while the explosive modern jazz ensemble CPHOUR ignite the Center Stage. And local jam-rockers the AEROLITES fly high on the City Hall Stage. Turning to the club scene, surf-rockers the HIGH BREAKS,


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Spirit, among others. He’s also an accomplished solo artist. Broemel’s 2010 solo debut, All Birds Say, is a laidback collection of folk rock that wooed critics with its unassuming charm. That included the scribes at Rolling Stone, who opined that he “writes hooks that sneak up on you through simple, singsong melodies.” Broemel plays

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JP’S PUB: Open Mic with Kyle, 9 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Myra Flynn and Paul Boffa (neo soul), 7 p.m., free. Ady Manral (singersongwriter), 9 p.m., free.

MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Erin Cassels-Brown (folk), 10 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Tuesday Bluesday with Collin Craig & Friends, 7 p.m., free. Dead Set (Grateful Dead jam), 10 p.m., $3/5. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Stephen Callahan Trio (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. Steve Volkmann (folk), 9 p.m., free. Honky Tonk Tuesday with Eric George & Friends, 10 p.m., $3. RED SQUARE: DJ KermiTT, 8 p.m., free. Craig Mitchell (house), 10 p.m., free.

who debuted at the BDJF two years ago, celebrate their anniversary with a garage-door-window gig at Nectar’s. Just down the hill at the Skinny Pancake, shoot the curl with another of Burlington’s great surf bands, BARBACOA. If salsa is your groove, catch the Ray Vega-led allstar band SON DE LOS MONTES at Juniper, featuring Tom Cleary, GIOVANNI ROVETTO, DANIEL GAVIRIA, CALEB BRONZ and SCOTT DEAN.

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 All good things must come to an end, including epic jazz festivals. The closing Sunday of BDJF is typically a mellower day. But that’s not to say there aren’t some fine shows on tap. At American Flatbread, dig on a brunch-time tribute, called THROUGH THE ALLEY, to the late, great pianist and composer and one-time BDJF

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions, 8 p.m., free. Film Night: Indie, Abstract, Avant Garde, 10 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Soule Indomitable (funk, jazz), 9:30 p.m., $5/10. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Alex Smith (folk), 7 p.m., free. Morning People (folk), 8 p.m., free. Christie Belanger (folk), 9 p.m., free. Dryfter (rock), 10 p.m., free.

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headliner ALLEN TOUSSAINT. Then pop down to Pizzeria Verità for Gin & Jazz, featuring an all-star local lineup of PAUL ASBELL, Ray Vega, Tom Cleary, Gabe Jarrett and ANTHONY SANTOR. Speaking of supergroups, catch TYLER MAST & PARADISE DIVIDE on the City Hall Stage, which is the last Church Street show of the festival. In the evening, close out the event at the Light Club Lamp Shop for “sloppy sexy” free-jazz band LBJ: A TRIBUTE TO EL BEEJ. That band features drummer SARGENT CODY (CODY SARGENT), bari saxophonist BEEJY (LUKE LAPLANT) and guitarist and vocalist DARTH VAPOR (JOE ADLER). m

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t’s impossible to look away from your- on the nearby pond where, according to self at the Museum of Everyday Life’s Dolan, people routinely swim in the nude. new exhibition, “Mirror/Mirror.” Like “Surveillance,” that arrangement In nearly every part of this Glover promises potentially uncomfortable expebarn-cum-gallery, the museumgoer is in riences of observing and being observed. the purview of one, or many, mirrors. The In the post-Snowden digital age, we know exhibit’s introductory text, hung beside a we’re being watched, but how often do we Mylar re-creation of the pond in which stop to notice or think about it? And what Narcissus pondered his reflection, states: does it mean to be the unseen observer? “This is a mirror’s offering: the reciproOne of the unique aspects of going to cated gaze, the power of looking, which is, this rural museum is that you and your after all, a way of knowing, never simple.” companion might be the only people Curated by Clare Dolan, the museum’s there — the barn is unlocked, and a sign founder and “chief operating philoso- asks visitors to turn off the lights when pher,” “Mirror/Mirror” offers viewers they leave. Viewing a room full of mira unique opportunity for introspection, rors alone or with a friend is a different with plenty of space to examine any bag- experience from doing so as one of an gage they’ve brought. anonymous crowd. Toward the front When it’s quiet, you can of the museum is hear dance music emanatthe cordoned-off ing from the ear buds of an “Surveillance” room, iPod in another curtainedwhere you can close off room. Hearing disco the curtains and watch beats 10 feet away, within fellow visitors through sight of at least eight mira two-way mirror. It rors, captures the 21stoverlooks the “Vanity” century fear of missing section, where signs out — in the incongruous invite people to try setting of an old dairy barn. on hats and wigs and It sounds like a bumping check themselves out party is going on in your in a full-length mirror. neighborhood and you An opportunity to try weren’t invited. one’s hand at voyeurThat music comes from ism, “Surveillance” is the party room installation, set up to allow one to which has spinning disco watch people watch balls and a “Drug Culture” themselves. display of a horizontal At the museum’s mirror, credit card and opening, a young boy chalky powdered substuck his face right up stance. Entering the room to the other side of the presents a choice: You can “Surveillance” mirror, accept a sign’s invitation then jumped back to put in the ear buds and quickly. I thought I’d dance, potentially alone, or been caught being a you can just check out the voyeur until I looked at “party” and walk away. the mirror closely from Despite the light reflectthe boy’s side and could ing off the disco balls, the see nothing through it. room is mostly dark, and Who, if anyone, I wontoo small for three people dered, watched me as I to, say, dance the electric looked unseeingly back? slide. With its continuThe museum presous, impersonal stream of ents other opportunities music, the installation to be creepy. A telescope “Seven Years of Bad Luck” seems like the perfect setby Richard Littell is set up to view a spot ting for a coke addict to hit

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a very lonely rock bottom. Outside the party room stands a tall, crinkled mirror made of Mylar; the distorted view it offers is an effective, even relieving, contrast to the literal reflections throughout the exhibition. The Museum of Everyday Life has a playful, “punkacademic” side; you can touch and even sit on displays. There are periscopes for looking around corners that you can carry through the museum, and a chessboard à la Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass. “Mirror Theory” is an installation featuring a vintage chaise longue draped in animal pelts, with a tall mirror, a loudly ticking clock and a box of tissues. Visitors are welcome to lounge on the chair while pondering, perhaps, their childhood traumas and adult disappointments. The title of this piece, created by Dolan, is a reference to French psychoanalyst

Jacques Lacan’s theory of the “mirror” stage of development. He postulated that, during this phase, infants recognize



themselves in mirrors and develop an understanding of themselves as subjects. Wall text for “Mirror Theory” states, “Seeing oneself in a mirror (whether literal or metaphysical) is key to self knowledge and integration of one’s physical experience in the world.”


‘FUTURE WAVE: 25 YEARS AND LOOKING FORWARD’: Seeking accomplished work from emerging artists for a fall exhibition (September 2-October 18.) All media and diverse approaches welcome. Interested artists should send at least five images and/or link to a website to Deadline: July 2. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne. Info, 985-3848. THE GALLERY AT LCATV: Lake Champlain Access Television is looking for artists to exhibit visual arts at a spacious community media center in northern Colchester. Artists must meet the criteria of LCATV membership (live, work or attend school in Colchester, Milton, Georgia, Fairfax, Westford, South Hero, Grand Isle or North Hero). Exhibitions can be one, two or three months and include a reception. Group shows are welcome. Proceeds from any sales go to the artists. Lake Champlain Access Television, Colchester. Info, 862-5724.


SOUTH END ART HOP: The South End Arts and Business Association invites businesses, fashion designers, outdoor sculptors and other artists to register for the annual South End Art Hop taking place September 9-11. Deadline: June 17. Visit for details and to register. SEABA Center, Burlington. Info, 859-9222. STONE BENCH PROJECT: Rutland-area youth ages 13-18 are invited to apply for the opportunity to design and carve a stone bench under instruction from sculptor Nora Valdez. Deadline: June 10. Details and application: info@ The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland. Info, 438-2097. VERMONT CHORAL UNION LOGO REDESIGN CONTEST: The chorus seeks a new logo to celebrate its first 50 years. The winning entry will receive $250 and credit on concert programs and publications. A full creative brief is located at Deadline: June 30. Send questions and submissions to

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DEMO: TJ CUNNINGHAM: The Vermont oil painter shares his process and technique. Edgewater Gallery Mill Street, Middlebury, Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Info, 458-0098.

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AN EVENING OF SURREALIST GAMES: Roger Clark Miller hosts an evening of Exquisite Corpse games where participants learn and play riotous mindbending games, which were developed by Andre Breton and his coconspirators during the 1920s and ’30s. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Friday, June 10, 7:30 p.m. $10/$8 for members. Info, 257-0124.

‘CONNECTING THE DROPS’: Fourth annual exhibition in which local artists use rain barrels as their canvas, hosted by the Chittenden County Stream Team. June 9-July 7. Info, ​288-­8155 ext. 104. Hannaford Supermarket in Milton.

‘PERSEVERANCE: JAPANESE TATTOO TRADITION IN A MODERN WORLD’: A traveling exhibition featuring full-scale photographs exploring the craftsmanship of traditional Japanese tattooing, as represented by seven renowned tattoo artists. June 10-August 7. Info, 443-5258. Middlebury College Museum of Art.


f FRAN BULL: “In Flanders Field,” an installation of etchings, sculpture and textiles that present a multilayered reflection on war and humanity. Reception: Friday, June 15, 5-7 p.m., with artist talk 6-7 p.m. June 10-July 30. Info, 775-0356. Chaffee Downtown Art Center in Rutland.

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f SUSAN LARKIN: Landscape paintings by the Isle La Motte artist featuring scenes of the Lake Champlain Islands and beyond. Reception: Sunday, June 12, 4-6:30 p.m. June 12-30. Info, 928-3081. Fisk Farm Art Center in Isle La Motte.

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‘WINNERS AND NOT’: An exhibition hosted by the Bradford Historical Society includes a large display of vintage political posters, buttons and pamphlets from state and federal elections. June 10-October 31. Info, 222-4423. Bradford Academy.


f ‘QUARTETS’: An exhibition of monoprints, block prints and paper collage by Janet Cathey and Kristen Johnson. Reception: Sunday, June 12, 2-4 p.m. June 12-September 3. Info, 889-9404. Tunbridge Public Library in Tunbridge Village.

ART EVENTS COMMUNITY DAY: A festive summer celebration, with free museum admission all day and live music, art activities and food 1-4 p.m. The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls N.Y., Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info, 518-792-1761.

FIGURE-DRAWING CLASS: Drop-in life-drawing session with a live nude model. Cash only. Karma Bird House Gallery, Burlington, Thursday, June 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10. Info, 864-3840. ‘THE HEALING POWER OF ART’: Pop-up art exhibition in which the Susan Sebastian Foundation selects and purchases 54 works for the inpatient rooms at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Remaining works available for sale to the public. At 4 p.m., Esther Steinberg talks about her book Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being, followed by a book signing and reception. Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info, 362-1405. KATHARINE MONTSTREAM: “Moran Plant 2.0,” a solo exhibition of abstract paintings that “represent the grit and feeling of an industrial ruin.” Moran Plant, Burlington, Thursday, June 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Info, 862-8752. SCAVENGER GALLERY POP-UP: Stacy Hopkins shows new works of her sculptural jewelry, cast from natural items collected from around the world, accompanied by flowers and Prosecco, served after 5 p.m. Roberts Flowers, Hanover, N.H., Saturday, June 11, 1-7 p.m. Info, 603-643-4343. SILHOUETTES BY CAROLYN GUEST: In conjunction with the exhibition “Addison County in Profile,” papercutting artist Guest will offer both bust and full-figure silhouettes, made using sheep shears. Call the museum to reserve a 15-minute time slot. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury, Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $25 for bust; $55 for full figure. Info, 388-2117. TALK AND TOUR: KATHARINE MONTSTREAM: The artist offers a talk and tour of her solo exhibition of paintings, “Moran Plant 2.0.” Moran Plant, Burlington, Saturday, June 11, noon-4 p.m. Info, 862-8752. TALK: ROBERT HASKELL: The sculptor and artist-in-residence speaks about his methods and aesthetic. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, West Rutland, Wednesday, June 15, 7 p.m. Info, 438-2097.

TRINE WILSON: “Art & Soul,” a pop-up exhibition of images taken during the photographer’s trip to the Upper Antelope Canyon in Arizona. Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand, Burlington, Thursday, June 9, 5:30-9 p.m. Info, 355-4834.

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f ‘60 PAINTINGS BY THE ART TEAM BILLYBOB’: An exhibition of works by William Coil and Robert Green. Closing reception: Friday, August 5, 5-8 p.m. Through August 31. Info, 651-9692. VCAM Studio in Burlington. ‘AMAZING GRACE’: A group exhibition celebrating the past 40 years of Grass Roots Art and Community Effort, which is committed to developing and promoting self-taught artists. Artists include Gayleen Aiken, Larry Bissonnette, Merrilll Densmore, Dot Kibbee, Roland Rochette, Curtis Tatro and others. Through September 3. Info, 652-4500. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Flynn Center in Burlington. ATHENA KAFANTARIS: “Strange Music From Another Room,” an exhibition of puppets that combine craft and technology by the makerin-residence. Through June 30. Info, 540-0761. Generator in Burlington. CAL LANE: “Traditional Culprits,” a solo exhibition of the New York-based artist’s “industrial doilies,” sculptural works that challenge conventional distinctions between masculine and feminine forms of labor. Through June 18. Info, 865-7166. CLARK DERBES: A solo exhibition of works by the 2015 Barbara Smail Award winner, whose work combines elements of Louisiana and Vermont craft and folk art with abstract and patterned painting. Through June 18. Info, 865-7166. BCA Center in Burlington. CREATIVE COMPETITION: A community-sourced exhibition of works submitted to be judged by the public. Through June 25. Info, 578-2512. The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington. DYLAN C. HEBERT: New works by the Burlingtonbased artist. Through June 30. Info, 860-4972. Vermont Art Supply and Black Horse S.P.G. in Burlington. EBEN MARKOSKI AND INTY MUENALA: Steel sculpture and installation work, respectively, by the Vermont-based artists. Through July 29. Info, 363-4746. Flynndog in Burlington. ‘EXALTATIONS’: Grassroots and vernacular art from the collections of Gregg Blasdel, Julie Coffey, William L. Ellis and Jennifer Koch. Through July 26. Info, 735-2542. New City Galerie in Burlington. BURLINGTON SHOWS



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“Mirror/Mirror,” through May 2017 at the Museum of Everyday Life in Glover.

‘ARTIFACT’: Seeking submissions of photographs that redefine found objects or subjects of the past for a group exhibition juried by Found magazine editor Davy Rothbart. Entry: $29 for five images, $5 each additional. More info: Deadline: June 15. Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction.

SLIDELUCK MAD RIVER VALLEY: Slideluck Global seeks submissions from artists working in photography and multimedia for this August 26 show juried by Romke Hoogwaerts. For info and to submit, visit Deadline: July 8. Knoll Farm, Fayston. $10. Info, 496-9757.





One of the lighter pieces in the show, “Seven Years of Bad Luck” is a broken mirror donated by Richard Littell of Hartford, Conn. Its label explains the origin of the superstition that breaking a mirror causes seven years of bad luck: It comes from an old belief that souls take seven years to regenerate. In the deadpan tone typical of this museum’s exhibitions, the sign goes on to note that, since breaking the mirror, Littell “has sprained an ankle, locked his keys in the car, and been hit on the head by a line drive at a little league baseball game.” In “Animal Mirror,” created by Cate Kelly, a life-size, brown-paper primate rests on a shabby wooden desk, gazing into an old-fashioned vanity with a look of calm reflection on its face. The text beside it notes that nine species have been shown to recognize their reflections: humans, bonobos, chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas, bottlenose dolphins, orcas, elephants and European magpies. Overall, “Mirror/Mirror” is more somber in tone than previous Museum of Everyday Life exhibitions, which had whimsical, absurd or sociopolitical bents. Last year’s “Dust,” for example, included a jar filled with a large clump of dust bunnies and cat hair. The introductory text of 2014’s “Toothbrush From Twig to Bristle” connected the 19th-century rise in oral hygiene with increased sugar production fueled by slave labor and colonialism. This new shift toward introspection could reflect the chief operating philosopher’s status. Dolan, 49, has a painful herniated disc and lacks normal feeling in her legs, she says, a condition that has slowed her down and made installing “Mirror/Mirror” more challenging. She says the experience of installing a show full of mirrors while having difficulties with her body influenced how she set up the exhibit. “And maybe that also encouraged that interiority,” she says in a phone interview. “It took me to a pretty introspective place. It’s more like the mirrors worked on me, than me intentionally making that happen.” In a way, the focal point of “Mirror/ Mirror” is the museumgoer him- or herself. The most reflective exhibition of the museum’s five-year history, it’s worth an extended gaze, even if that’s not always easy viewing. m


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GABRIEL TEMPESTA: “Landscapes and Wildlife,” an exhibition of highly realistic charcoal and watercolor paintings. Through June 30. Info, 828-0749. Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier.

FESTIVAL OF FINE ARTS: A juried group exhibition featuring works selected by Alex Dostie and Kristen M. Watson. Reception: Friday, June 17, 5-8 p.m. Awards ceremony: 7 p.m. ROBERT GOLD: An exhibition of mixed-media works by the Burlington artist. Through June 30. Info, 859-9222. The Gallery at Main Street Landing in Burlington.

GALEN CHENEY PAINTINGS: The internationally acclaimed abstract artist exhibit her work during the run of Red, a play about artist Mark Rothko. Curated by Rachel Moore of Helen Day Arts Center. Through June 19. Info, 229-0492. Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier.

HOWARD CENTER ARTS COLLECTIVE AND BELLCATE SCHOOL: A group exhibition of works by collective members and students, as well as work from guest artists Jim Babb Jr., Nate Longchamp, Justin Rounds and others. Through July 29. Info, Info, 881-0303. Burlington Records. JEFFREY TRUBISZ: “On the Trail,” photographs by the seasoned hiker. Through July 30. Info, 660-9005. Dostie Bros. Frame Shop in Burlington. ‘LIGHT’: A group exhibition featuring 100 artists who have each created one work on a six-inch panel. Through July 15. Info, 651-8834. Penny Cluse Café in Burlington.

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‘STAIRS’: Photographs taken by Janet van Fleet, featuring New Orleans stairs and house façades, which the artist paired with objects she found. Through July 16. Info, 426-3581. Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield.

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MICHAEL BUCKLEY: “Coffee, Tea and You,” an exhibition of works by the late Vermont artist made using those beverages. Through August 31. SIENNA FONTAINE: “Acclaim of Gesture,” mixed-media works made with walnut ink, marker, acrylic paints, spray paint and stencil work. Through June 30. Info, 859-9222. Speeder & Earl’s Coffee, Pine Street, in Burlington.

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MIMI MAGYAR: “Obsessive Compulsive Dzines,” an exhibition of works in graph paper and ink. Through October 31. Info, 301-938-8981. Revolution Kitchen in Burlington.

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‘PUSH PULL’: Original work created at Iskra Print Collective by Lizzie Brightly, Ed Doyle, Dylan Fant, Amanda Gustafson, Greg Leguire, Jen O’Neill, Katie Palatucci and Henry Severance. Through June 19. Info, 864-5884. Karma Bird House Gallery in Burlington.


‘SADDLE UP! NORWICH CAVALRY: TRAINING, TOURING AND TACTICS ON HORSEBACK’: Exhibition presenting the story of the college cavalry, including life-size imagery, sounds and historic objects. Through June 30. Info, 485-2183. Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University in Northfield.

‘MATERIAL MATTERS’: A group exhibition of fiberbased works by members of the Vermont Chapter of the Surface Design Association. Through June 28. Info, 863-6458. Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center in Burlington.

NANCY TOMCZAK: Watercolor paintings of birds of the Northeast. Through July 29. Info, 657-3872. Petra Cliffs in Burlington.

QUINN DRAY: “Seasons of Lethe,” a solo exhibition of works depicting material structures and landscapes, which represent “memories revisited by a soul journeying through the underworld.” Through June 30. Info, 508-246-7667. ONE Arts Center in Burlington. ‘RUN! JUMP! FLY! ADVENTURES IN ACTION’: A traveling exhibition created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum allows visitors to engage in strength, coordination, balance and endurance training exercises in their own adventure stories. Through September 11. Info, 864-1848, ext. 120. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. SEABA MEMBERS ONLY SHOW: The South End Arts + Business Association celebrates its 30th anniversary with one of the largest group shows to come to its gallery walls. For every work sold, SEABA will gift a year of membership to a local artist. Through June 30. Info, 859-9222. SEABA Center in Burlington. ‘UNDER THE INFLUENCE’: An exhibition of works by Nissa Kauppila and Erika Lawlor Schmidt, whose style and subject matter reflect their respective immersions in Asian cultures: a yearlong residency in China for Kauppila, and studies of Zen philosophy and Indian metaphysics for Schmidt. Through June 18. Info, 865-7166. Vermont Metro Gallery, BCA Center in Burlington.

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JULIANA CASSINO FECHTER: “Landscapes Above & Below,” paintings of sea and sky. Through June 24. Info, Info, 371-4100. Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.

ANNETTE HANSEN: “Landscapes Through the Years,” in various media including paintings, wall quilts, felt works and beaded pieces. Through June 30. Info, 370-6034. Milton Public Library.

State Craft Center in Burlington hosts a group exhibition of works by members of the state chapter of the Surface to fiber and mixed materials — such as felting, spinning, papermaking, weaving, knotting, netting, looping, stitching, cutting, piecing, dyeing, painting, printing and embellishing.” So it should come as no surprise that the show encompasses a broad range of works. From the two-dimensional abstract embroidery of Elizabeth Fram, Karen Henderson and Almuth works in “Material Matters” serve as an excellent primer for the many possibilities of fiber art. Through June 30. Pictured: “Ruffled Rose” by Ruby Leslie.

‘CONSTRUCT: ART IN ARCHITECTURE’: A juried group exhibition of photography, sponsored by the Essex Junction architectural firm Scott + Partners. Reception: Saturday, June 11, 3-5 p.m. Through June 19. Info, 777-3686. Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction. ‘CONVERSATIONS AND CONTEMPLATIONS’: An exhibition of artwork by Len Duffy and Marian Willmott. Through June 30. Info, 482-2878. Carpenter-Carse Library in Hinesburg. DOMINIQUE EHRMANN: “Once Upon A Quilt,” an exhibition of 16 quilts by the Québec-based fiber artist. Through October 31. GEORGE SHERWOOD: “Wind, Waves and Light,” an outdoor exhibition of eight large-scale, stainless steel kinetic sculptures. Through October 31. Info, 985-3346. Shelburne Museum. ‘DOUBLE EXPOSURE: VISUAL ART AND THE WRITTEN WORD’: A group exhibition of work by local artists. Through June 24. Info, 899-4936. Jericho Town Hall. ESSEX ART LEAGUE I: Artworks in a variety of mediums by league members. Through July 8. Info, 872-7111. Phoenix Books Essex.

artists who were featured in the gallery in its early days. Through July 5. Info, 985-3848. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne. TRAVIS NUTTING: “New Works,” the Vermont artist’s first solo show of abstract acrylic paintings. Through June 30. Info, 434-3036. Richmond Free Library.


‘1 - 2 - 3 - : MATH AND ART’: A group exhibition curated by Jody Brown and Janet Van Fleet that considers mathematical concepts in art. Through July 16. ‘4 X 4 X 4 X 4’: Photographs by Holly King, Patricia Lyon-Surrey, Michelle Saffran and Jackie Smith. Through July 16. MATT LARSEN: Images of Mukuntuweap (Zion Canyon) in iron, silver and gold. Reception: Friday, June 10, 5:307:30 p.m. Through July 16. Info, 479-7069. Studio Place Arts in Barre. ADRIENNE GINTER: “Fauna Meets Flora,” an exhibition of exquisitely detailed hand-cut paper and archival foam-core constructions by the Putney artist. Through June 30. Info, 828-5657. Governor’s Gallery in Montpelier.

ESSEX ART LEAGUE II: Artworks in a variety of mediums by league members. Through July 8. Info, 879-7133. Unsworth Law, PLC in Essex Junction.

ARTHUR SCHALLER: “Ships and Shadows,” original collage by the Vermont artist and architect. Through June 30. Info, 828-5657. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier.

‘IN LAYERS: THE ART OF THE EGG’: A group exhibition of 20-plus artists whose works focus on the beauty, biology and essence of eggs. Through October 31. Info, 434-2167. Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington.

CHARLES FISH: “Blue Ribbons & Burlesque,” photographs taken at Vermont country fairs. Through July 1. Info, 479-8519. Vermont History Museum in Montpelier.

JULY ART SHOW: A group exhibition spotlighting work by Ann Pember. Reception: Friday, July 1, 5-7 p.m. Through August 2. MAY/JUNE ART SHOW: A group exhibition spotlighting artists Amy and Judy Guglielmo. Through June 28. Info, 518-335-5745. Adirondack Art Association Gallery in Essex, N.Y. ‘LOOKING BACK’: A group exhibition celebrating the gallery’s 25th anniversary and featuring 17

CINDY GRIFFITH: Pastel works of magical realism by the native Vermont artist. Through June 30. Info, 595-4866. The Hive in Middlesex. ‘EXPLORING THE TAROT’: Curated by Loretta Scena and Michele Micarelli, this exhibition features 23 hand-hooked rugs by artists from across the country and Canada who each created their own interpretation of one tarot card. Through June 25. Info, 263-6035. T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier.


‘FLIGHT: EXPLORATIONS IN MOVEMENT, MIGRATION AND FREEDOM’: Artworks by gallery artists, local students and notable Syrian artists interpreting the concept of flight as it relates to ideas of freedom of expression, pilgrimage and spontaneous exploration. Through June 26. Info, 253-8943. West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe. ‘FROM FARM TO TABLE’: A juried exhibition featuring paintings and photographs by more than 50 gallery artists that conjure the edible landscape, from planting and growing to harvesting and dining on vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers. Through June 26. Info, 644-5100. Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville. ‘FROM THE EARTH’: Pottery and sculptural clay works by Nadya Beck and Luke Iannuzzi. Through June 30. Info, 253-1818. Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery in Stowe. NVAA JUNE JURIED SHOW: The 85th annual juried exhibition of works by members of the Northern Vermont Artists Association. Through July 7. Info, 644-8183. Visions of Vermont in Jeffersonville. RICK LOYA: Paintings inspired by the artist’s surroundings and passion for the outdoors as a skier, cyclist and hiker. Through July 5. Info, 888-1261. Morrisville Post Office. ‘RIVER WORKS 2’: Second annual group exhibition of works that consider the nature of rivers. Through July 5. Info, 888-1261. River Arts in Morrisville.

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‘DOMESTICATED BEASTS AND DREAMS OF HOME’: Paintings by by Julie Goetz, Joe Fucigna and Cynthia Kirkwood; photographs by Bonnie Barnes, digital media by Gloria King Merritt; sculpture by John Matusz, Charlotte Potter and Mark Eliot Schwabe. Through July 17. Info, 583-5832. The Bundy Modern Gallery in Waitsfield. ELISA JOHNS: “Wildflowers,” new works on paper influenced by Japanese flower drawings and prints. Through June 30. Info, 617-842-3332. Walker Contemporary in Waitsfield.

KATHLEEN SAWYER: “Not on Sunday,” an exhibition of small, delicate handmade collages. Reception: Friday, June 10, 6-8 p.m. Through June 18. Info, 244-7801. Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop in Waterbury. TORREY CARROLL SMITH: “Poppies: The Joy of Painting in a Series,” an exhibition of 20 paintings of a poppy in the garden of the Duxbury artist. Through July 19. Info, 244-8581. White Meeting House in Waterbury.


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Gallerist Stephanie Walker offers, “In the Japanese tradition, Johns’ ink and acrylic works emphasize the flatness of the picture plane and play with the restrained beauty


of simple line work.” Johns finds inspiration in the Sierra Nevada mountains and the canyons of the Southwest. Viewers are likely to be charmed by the colorful flowers that emerge from abstracted background forms. They may also wonder if the occasional and fauna. Through June 30. Pictured: “Phacelia,” ink and acrylic on paper.

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DEBORAH SHARPE-LUNSTEAD: “Full Circles: Emerging Images Within Handmade Paper,” landscapes rendered in paper pulp by the Middlebury artist, who has built a full paper-making studio. Through July 2. Info, 382-9222. Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.

‘PAUL STRAND IN VERMONT: 1943-1946’: An exhibition of 25 works taken in Vermont, just after the renowned artist’s return to still photography following almost a decade of filmmaking. Through August 7. Info, 443-3168. Middlebury College Museum of Art.


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JAMES P. BLAIR: Images taken in 1954 of a family living in Chicago’s south end by the now-retired National Geographic photographer. Through June 12. f JANIS SANDERS: “Back Roads and Country Places,” a solo exhibition of landscape oil paintings. Reception: Friday, June 10, 5-7 p.m. Through June 30. Info, 989-7419. Edgewater Gallery Merchants Row in Middlebury.

‘NEW WORKS’: A group exhibition features new work by Miriam Adams, Barbara Ekedahl, Janet Fredericks, John Gemignani, Katherine George, Molly Hawley, Lily Hinrichsen, Cynthia Kling, Gillian McGarvey, John Moyers, Susanne Peck, Tom Pollak, Terry Racich, Vera Ryersbach, Susan Tucker, Karla Van Vliet and Sarah Wesson. Through June 28. Info, 453-3188. WalkOver Gallery and Concert Room in Bristol.


‘BIRDWATCHING: A METAPHOR FOR SURVEILLANCE’: Oil paintings by Boston/New York City painter Karen Rosenkrantz, who uses birdwatching as a metaphor for the state of constant surveillance we live in today, blending aesthetics with social critique. Through June 30. Info, Info, 917-686-1292. Steven Jupiter Gallery in Middlebury.

‘LIFE UNDER THE SHADOW’: Acrylic paintings by Bhutanese refugee Hom Pradhan that reflect the young artist’s experience growing up in a refugee camp in Nepal. Accompanying audio by VFC codirector Gregory Sharrow. Through July 31. ‘PORTRAITS IN ACTION’: A multimedia exhibition pairing portrait photography and audio interviews to share the work of pioneers in renewable energy, environmental conservation and land-use planning. Through August 6. Info, 388-4964. Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury.


‘ADDISON COUNTY IN PROFILE: SILHOUETTES FROM THE SHELDON ARCHIVES’: An exhibit of rarely displayed silhouettes of early residents of Addison County, from the 1800s to 1900s, including many prominent and accomplished personalities. Through September 3. Info, 388-2117. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury.



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TJ CUNNINGHAM: “From Bridges and Belfries,” an exhibition of realist paintings depicting the town of Middlebury. Painting demonstration: Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Through June 30. Info, 458-0098. Edgewater Gallery, Mill Street, in Middlebury.


DOLORES FURNARI: “Early American Decoration in Retrospect,” an exhibition of historic decorative art by the Brandon Artists Guild president. Through June 28. Info, 247-4956. Brandon Artists Guild. MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION: An annual group exhibition featuring work by members of the nonprofit arts center, showcasing an eclectic mix of techniques and media. Through June 26. Info, 438-2097. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center Gallery in West Rutland.


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RACHELLE FARROW: “Prohibitions,” a solo exhibition of works created with recycled or used canvases. Through June 25. Info, galleries@ Info, 468-1266. Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland. ‘THE SKY’S THE LIMIT’: A juried exhibition of work by members of the Vermont Pastel Society. Through July 29. Info, 247-4295. Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon.

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‘BIRDS ARE DINOSAURS’: An exhibit that traces the evolution of birds from dinosaurs, featuring skeletons, life-size replicas and hands-on activities. Through October 31. Info, 359-5000. Vermont Institute of Natural Science Nature Center in Quechee. EMILY PARRISH: “Used to Be,” new works that use the artist’s personal history to examine southern identity. Through July 31. Info, 295-5901. Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction.

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FEATURED ARTISTS: An exhibition of work by four Vermont artists: silver jewelry by Bill and Sandra Owens, river-rock sculpture by Jen Herzer and intaglio prints of wildlife by J. Ann Eldridge.

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Through June 30. Info, 235-9429. Collective — the Art of Craft in Woodstock. LAURIE SVERDLOVE: “Cataclysms,” a solo exhibition of pastels of cyclones, as well as a small selection of playful urban sculptures. Through June 28. Info, 295-0808. Scavenger Gallery in White River Junction. ODANAKSIS ARTGROUP: Eight Odanaksis artists present a new exhibit of their plein air paintings. Through June 15. Info, 649-1047. Isabell’s Café in East Thetford.

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BEN BARNES: New acrylic paintings of Northeast Kingdom landscapes and equipment. Through June 24. Info, 525-3366. Parker Pie Co. in West Glover. CINDY SMITH: “Far and Wide, Near and Dear,” an exhibition of travel photography by the artist and MAC member. Through June 13. Info, 334-1966. MAC Center for the Arts Gallery in Newport. DOT KIBBEE: An exhibition of works by artist, who was an active GRACE participant from the 1980s through 2005. Through July 27. Info, 472- 6857. GRACE in Hardwick. ‘HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS’: A group exhibition of new works for the home and garden by members of the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild. Through June 11. Info, 748-0158. Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury. LARRY GOLDEN: The Vermont artist and art teacher exhibits his traditional paintings. Sundays. Info, 563-2037. White Water Gallery in East Hardwick. ‘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 November 30. Info, 626-4409. The Museum of Everyday Life in Glover. ‘ROBERT MANNING: A RETROSPECTIVE’: An exhibition spanning the career of the New England artist, featuring his depictions of Neolithic stone monuments and his imaginings of


their rich history in fantastical, colorful paintings. Also included: autobiographical drawings, paintings and assemblage sculpture that explore his personal history as an Irish American artist. Through July 9. Info, 748-2022. Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. ‘STARKWHITE & THE NIGHT’: An exhibition featuring a range of works in high-contrast black and white, investigating the ways in which artists investigate the psychological concepts of darkness and light. Through June 24. Info, 533-2045. Miller’s Thumb Gallery in Greensboro.

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‘CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS VS. THE MASTERS: HOMAGE, BATTLE, RECLAMATION’: Thirteen artists address the influence of their creative forebears, including works by Eric Aho, Ross Bleckner, Babette Bloch, Taner Ceylan, Kate O’Donovan Cook, Josef Fiscnaller, Pam Glick, Mimi Gross, Richard Jacobs, Sam Jury, Matt Mattingly, Yasumasa Morimura and Cathy Osman. ‘VISIONS FROM THE EDGE: AN EXPLORATION OF OUTSIDER ART’: Group exhibition featuring 12 artists with autism and other developmental disorders: Oscar Azmita, William Britt, Susan Brown, Chase Ferguson, Evan Gozali, Elisa Huberman, Barry Kahn, Michael McManmon, Walter Mika, Jessica Park, Alba Somoza, and Shmuel Taurog. Guest curated by Tony Gengarelly. JONATHAN GITELSON: “Are You Here?” photographs of the artist’s public project in which he installed the phrase on billboards throughout New England and upstate New York. KAREN GAUDETTE: Scratchboard drawings that metaphorically reflect a middle-aged woman’s journey to find true love. MICHAEL SACCA: “flow-MOTION,” installation of water images by the Vermont photographer. Through June 13. Info, 257-0124. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. DONALD SAAF: A solo exhibition of new works by the Vermont painter, who notes influences including painters Bill Traylor and Maud Lewis, Oaxacan woodcarvers, the quilt-makers of Gee’s Bend and collage artist Romare Bearden. Through July 10. Info, 251-8290. Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts in Brattleboro.

MOLLY HATCH: “Passage,” site-specific sculpture and drawings by the Massachusetts-based artist. Through July 30. Info, 380-1607. Catherine Dianich Gallery in Brattleboro.

‘3D DIGITAL: HERE AND NOW’: Innovative work in 3D art and design technology by makers with local connections, including Willard Boepple, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Jon Isherwood and Karolina Kawiaka. Through June 15. MARCY HERMANSADER: “It Is All a Mystery,” a selective retrospective featuring four distinct bodies of paperworks dating from 1981 through 2015. Through July 31. SALLY GIL: “Out of This World,” lush abstract landscapes and sculptures by the Brooklyn-based, Bennington-born artist. Through July 10. Info, 447-1571. Bennington Museum.






‘THE HEART OF ART’: A group exhibition by the center’s teaching artists. Through July 3. Info, 362-1405. Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP SHOW: An exhibition featuring the work of Stacy Birch, Jeannette Eckert, Ann Floriani, Susan Hartman and Nicki Steel. Through June 12. Info, 423-5600. Confluence in Readsboro.

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MAGGI RANDALL: “Catastrophe Hats and Other Recent Works,” an exhibition by the Vermont artist. Through July 8. Info, Southern Vermont College Gallery in Bennington. ‘MODERN ALCHEMY: THE ART OF GLASS’: A group exhibition of works by members of the Vermont Glass Guild. Through July 10. Info, 362-1405. Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum, Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.

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‘DIRECTOR’S CHOICE’: Selected works by Varujan Boghosian, Pat Dipaula Klein, Helen Matteson, Ira Matteson, Nick Santoro, Hugh Townley and John Udvardy. Through July 9. f MARCY HERMANSADER: “Earthly,” a solo exhibition of drawings that presents small elements of nature as emblems, essential mysteries or objects of reverence. Reception: Sunday, June 12, 4 p.m. Through July 16. Info, 767-9670. BigTown Gallery in Rochester.

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JAMES VOGLER: “Who Turned On the Light,” an exhibition of abstract oil paintings by the Charlotte artist. Through June 30. Info, 498-8438. White River Gallery at BALE in South Royalton. ‘LOCALLY GROWN’: Works in a range of media by artists from Orange, Washington and Windsor counties. Through June 11. Info, 431-0204. Chandler Gallery in Randolph.

f ‘THE VLS COMMUNITY’: A group exhibition featuring works by Vermont Law School students, alumni, staff and spouses. Reception: Saturday, June 18, 4-6 p.m. Through August 13. Info, 763-7094. Royalton Memorial Library in South Royalton. m

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England to the present day — though they may have reached peak popularity in the 19th century. Currently on view at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History is a rarely displayed collection of silhouettes depicting early residents of Addison County. Included


‘Addison County in Profile: Silhouettes From the Sheldon Archives’ Silhouette busts are

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‘LANDSCAPES AFTER RUSKIN: REDEFINING THE SUBLIME’: An exhibition curated by American artist Joel Sternfeld, who uses Victorian scholar John Ruskin’s work as a departure point for contextualizing contemporary renderings of landscapes and nature. Works are by Joseph Beuys, Katherine Bradford, Christo, Gustave Courbet, Naoya Hatakeyama, Anselm Kiefer, Raymond Pettibon, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, Ai Wei Wei, David Wojnarowicz and more. This show also serves as the world debut of Sternfeld’s 2016 film London Bridge. Through November 27. Info, 952-1056. Hall Art Foundation in Reading.

and other community members engaged with the Photovoice initiative. Photovoice uses participatory photography to facilitate conversations about community and values. Through July 31. Info, 885-8372. The Great Hall in Springfield.


is a double portrait of now-celebrated same-sex couple Charity Bryant and Silvia Drake.

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echnically, I’m not sure it’s possible to digress before beginning to discuss something, but I’m going to anyway. Remember that amazing 10-year streak director Rob Reiner had from 1984 to 1994? I recall thinking, This guy’s like the Beatles of the big screen; he seems incapable of making a wrong move. Stand by Me, The Princess Bride, The Sure Thing, Misery, When Harry Met Sally..., A Few Good Men, all within that span. If Reiner had pulled off just The Princess Bride, his place in movie history would’ve been secured for eternity. We won’t talk about what came later. But there is one more Reiner picture we do need to talk about: This Is Spinal Tap (1984). This classic wasn’t just the world’s first mockumentary; it was the director’s first feature film! If he’d pulled off just that one comedy — well, you get the idea. I mention This Is Spinal Tap, of course, because we’re here today to discuss Hollywood’s most recent mockumentary, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. It’s the work of the Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone), the comedy trio responsible for “Lazy Sunday,” “Dick in a Box” and other digital shorts that were broadcast on “Saturday Night Live” and went superviral. Not surprisingly, this is a very funny film.

Comparing and contrasting Popstar to Spinal Tap underscores what’s changed over the past 30 years in music and in what Joni Mitchell once called “the star-maker machinery” of the record business. For example, records have gone the way of the dodo bird. Samberg stars as Conner, a world-famous, top-selling rapper, but what the doofus actually sells is beyond me. In the age of Spotify and YouTube, who pays for what they play? Putting the movies side by side also points out what’s changed in our culture since 1984. So much has, and Samberg and company get it so right. Written by all three Islanders and directed by Schaffer and Taccone, the film perfectly captures the commercialization of contemporary pop and the obsession with celebrity, both of which make successes like Conner possible. Originally a member of a hip-hop boy band, our protagonist gets a big head, leaves to pursue a solo career, rebrands himself as “Conner4Real” and stumbles his way to stardom with his first album. As the movie opens, he’s counting down the days to the “surprise drop next Thursday” of his second, humbly titled CONNquest, which actually contains a song called “I’m So Humble.” Popstar is consistently insightful in its send-up of today’s star-maker machinery,

FUNNY4REAL Samberg gives the performance of his career as a Bieber-esque bozo struggling to rap his way out of a sophomore slump.

chronicling Conner’s constant self-promotion via social media (at one point, he livestreams his own body waxing) and his mandatory playful appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” When the record bombs, Conner is deeply dumbfounded. Which is to say, marginally more than usual. The film’s most entertaining elements are its performance parodies, so things get hilarious in a hurry when the rapper tries to turn things around with a tour. The songs are an insanely comic combination of infectious beats and deranged lyrics. The Judd Apatow-produced film pushes

the raunch envelope farther than any mainstream comedy in memory. In 2002, This Is Spinal Tap was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation by the National Film Registry. I’m not sure future canonization awaits Popstar, but, from where I stand today, I don’t see a comedy in this genre that compares with it. Music may have become unprecedentedly vacuous over the past three decades, but the mockumentary is alive and well and as inventive as ever. RI C K KI S O N AK





The Lobster ★★★★★


feel safe in saying that The Lobster is the strangest film you will have the opportunity to see in a multiplex this year. For some, like me, it will also be one of the funniest and most enduring. For other moviegoers, perhaps, more of an endurance test. But no one is likely to forget it. Never explained outright, the film’s premise simply unfolds before us in a series of understated, ever-more-ridiculous scenes. After his wife leaves him for another man, dour professor David (Colin Farrell) makes a government-mandated move into a seaside hotel. He’s accompanied by his brother, who is a border collie. Here David and a collection of similarly sad single people have 45 days to find true love. If they fail, government employees will surgically transform them into the animal of their choice and set them free to roam the wild. What follows could be a live-action version of OKCupid as scripted by Bertolt Brecht. The singles must decide on their “defining characteristic,” then seek out a person who also has, say, a limp, a nosebleed or sociopathic callousness. Interactions are stiff and programmatic, as if determined by algorithms; spontaneity has vanished from the love equation. Clearly, there’s a satire of dating in the digital age here, and of our cultural obsession with affinity-based monogamy. But Greek director-cowriter Yorgos Lanthimos seems to be running a broader thought experiment. Anyone who saw the Oscar-nominated Dog-

SINGLED OUT Farrell and John C. Reilly seeks mates at the world’s most awkward and high-stakes singles gathering in this absurdist comedy.

tooth (2009) knows that he’s fascinated by social programming and its manipulation of reality. In that film, a couple raises their isolated children with a cruelly false view of the world — not for any stated philosophical reason, but just because they can. Characters in The Lobster exhibit rigid, ritualized behavior similar to that of the teens in Dogtooth; everything they do is a test or a game. Their unprogrammed selves tend to emerge, if at all, only in wordless acts of sex

and violence. When David encounters a group of rebels, as inevitably happens in dystopian fiction, they’re every bit as humorlessly rulebound as the society they’re rebelling from. Some viewers will find this robotic quality hard to take — especially in the film’s second half, when the narrative’s scope expands from the hotel into a sprawling woodland anti-idyll. Normally glamorous actors such as Farrell, Rachel Weisz and Léa Seydoux have muted their charisma to conform to Lanthi-

mos’ vision. His camera gazes unblinkingly on tragedy and violence, as mercilessly unsentimental as the world it depicts. If you can embrace the film’s deliberately alienating stiltedness, however, it’s frequently hilarious. Take the scene in which David soberly explains why he’d prefer to be turned into a lobster if he can’t make a love connection. A long-lived crustacean is “an excellent choice,” the officious hotel manager (Sophie Colman) informs him, because “the world is full of dogs.” Everyone wants to be man’s best friend. More than an attack on compulsory coupling, The Lobster is a study in the things people can use words to make other people do. When two characters finally experience an unforced mutual attraction, they must conceal their relationship using a private sign language. Love definitely doesn’t conquer all in this film. (For an equally jaded take on the notion of soul mates, pair The Lobster with Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa, now on video.) And yet, in small, sly, generally unspoken ways, love and friendship do persist in Lanthimos’ world. This one-of-a-kind film — which won the Jury Prize at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival — might just be the perfect date movie for people who hate dating. If nothing else, they’ll have plenty to talk about after its jarring final frame. MARGO T HARRI S O N


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THE CONJURING 2: Demon busters Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Stewart and Vera Farmiga) return in another purportedly “true” scare story from their case files. This time they’re asked to clean up a London house full of evil spirits. With Madison Wolfe and Frances O’Connor. James Wan again directed. (133 min, R. Essex, Majestic, Palace, Sunset, Welden) MAGGIE’S PLAN: Greta Gerwig plays an independent woman who wins a married man (Ethan Hawke) and then realizes she’d rather throw him back to his ex-wife (Julianne Moore) in this comedy about New York professorial types from director Rebecca Miller (The Ballad of Jack and Rose). (98 min, R. Roxy) NOW YOU SEE ME 2: Apparently the 2013 film about heist-performing magicians did pretty well, because there’s already a second sequel in the pipeline. This time around, Daniel Radcliffe plays a tech prodigy who attempts to exploit the sleight of hand. With Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Woody Harrelson. Jon M. Chu (Jem and the Holograms) directed. (129 min, PG-13. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy, Stowe)

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WARHHHH The title character (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) experience a bitter falling-out when elected officials try to restrict their use of superhero powers, in the latest chapter of Marvel’s Avengers saga. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) directed. (146 min, PG-13) THE JUNGLE BOOKHHHH Disney does a sort of live-action remake of the 1967 animation based on Rudyard Kipling’s tale of a boy (Neel Sethi) coming of age amid jungle beasts. His animal guardians, allies and enemies are computer animated and voiced by actors such as Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Idris Elba — hence the “sort of” part. (105 min, PG) THE LOBSTERHHHH1/2 In a dystopian society where singletons must find partners within 45 days or face transformation into “beasts,” Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz play people attempting to win the Mating Games. Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth) directed the Cannes-honored experimental comedydrama. (119 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 6/8) LOVE AND FRIENDSHIPHHHH1/2 Long-time Jane Austen fan Whit Stillman (Barcelona) directed this adaptation of her unpublished novella “Lady Susan,” in which Kate Beckinsale plays a meddling widow determined to find husbands for both her daughter and herself. With Chloë Sevigny and Xavier Samuel. (92 min, PG)

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIEHH Inquiring minds want to know: Why are these birds so freakin’ angry? This animated comedy seeks to enlighten with an origin story involving green pigs and an all-star voice cast (Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage and more). Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly directed. (97 mins, PG)

GRAND PRIZE THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITYHHH A poor Indian math prodigy (Dev Patel) travels 6,000 miles to study at Trinity College in this biopic about the life and work of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a giant of abstract mathematics little known beyond his native country’s borders. Matthew Brown (Ropewalk) wrote and directed. (108 mins, PG-13. Reviewed by R.K. 5/11.)




MONEY MONSTERHH George Clooney plays a TV financial guru who must fight for his life after a disgruntled investor takes him hostage on the air, in this thriller directed by Jodie Foster. Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell also star. (98 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 5/18)


NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISINGHHHHH In this follow-up to 2014’s Neighbors, married couple Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne must enlist their former rival — frat boy Zac Efron — to help battle their newest nuisance: the next-door sorority sisters. Nicholas Stoller again directed. Chloë Grace Moretz joins in. (92 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 5/25)



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A BIGGER SPLASHHHHH1/2 An aging rock star (Tilda Swinton) vacationing with her younger lover (Matthias Schoenaerts) gets an unwelcome visit in this thrillerish drama from director Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love). With Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson. (125 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 6/1)


BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICEHH1/2 Superman (Henry Cavill) and Batman (Ben Affleck) face off in director Zack Snyder’s latest entry in the DC Comics cinematic universe. (153 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 3/30)



ME BEFORE YOUHH1/2 In this adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ bestselling tearjerker, a small-town girl in a rut gets a new lease on life when she takes a job caring for a bitter paralyzed millionaire. Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin star. Thea Sharrock makes her feature directorial debut. (110 min, PG-13) THE MEDDLERH1/2 Susan Sarandon tries on a thick Brooklyn accent in this mostly lighthearted drama about a widow who gets through her grief by interfering in other people’s lives — especially her daughter’s (Rose Byrne). Lorene Scafaria directed. With J.K Simmons and Cecily Strong. (100 mins, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 5/25)

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wednesday 8 — thursday 9 190 Boxwood St. (Maple Tree Place, Taft Corners), Williston, 878-2010,

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THE NICE GUYSHHHH In this action comedy from director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), a pair of oddball detectives (Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling) uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy while investigating the death of a porn star in 1970s Los Angeles. (116 mins, R; reviewed by M.H. 6/1) POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPINGHHHH1/2 In this parody of self-important pop documentaries, Andy Samberg plays a former boy band member named Conner4Real who’s trying to prove that he is, in fact, for real. With Imogen Poots, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph. Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone directed. (86 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 6/8) TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWSHH Dave Green (Earth to Echo) directed the second installment of the Michael Bay-ified franchise about an unusual crew of crime-fighting urban superheroes. With Megan Fox, Will Arnett and Tyler Perry as a mad scientist. (112 min, PG-13) X-MEN: APOCALYPSEHH1/2 Director Bryan Singer returns for the latest installment of the Marvel franchise, set in the 1980s, in which Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and his team of moody mutants must fight the world’s very first mutant, reawakened and eager to do some world wrecking. Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Oscar Isaac also star. (144 min, PG-13)

13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZIHH1/2 Director Michael Bay applies his action-cinema talents to portraying the security team that responded to the 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic headquarters in Libya. (144 min, R) ANOMALISA: Charlie Kaufman created this Oscarnominated animated film for adults, in which a depressive celebrity author meets a fan who seems to be the answer to his prayers. With the voices of David Thewlis and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Kaufman codirected with Duke Johnson. (90 min, R) HAIL, CAESAR!HHH1/2 Hollywood shenanigans in the 1950s are the subject of the latest oddball comedy from writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen, in which a studio “fixer” (Josh Brolin) investigates the disappearance of a star. (100 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 2/10) ZOOTOPIAHHHH A con artist fox and a bunny cop team up to uncover a conspiracy in this Disney animated adventure set in a world where critters call the shots. With the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman and Idris Elba. (108 min, PG; reviewed by M.H. 3/9)

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I will provide

could do it: Identify a place that excites your imagination and provokes a sense of wonder. Five times a day for the next 21 days, bow in the direction of this treasured spot. Unleash songs, vows and celebratory expostulations that deepen your fierce and tender commitment to what you trust most and love best.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): The following

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “The road reaches every place, the short cut only one,” says aphorist James Richardson. In many cases, that’s not a problem. Who among us has unlimited time and energy? Why leave all the options open? Shortcuts can be valuable. It’s often smart to be ruthlessly efficient as we head toward our destination. But here’s a caveat: According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you’re now in a phase when taking shortcuts may be counterproductive. To be as well-seasoned as you will need to be to reach your goal, you should probably take the scenic route. The long way around may, in this instance, be the most efficient and effective.

you with two lists of words. One of these lists, but not both, will characterize the nature of your predominant experiences in the coming weeks. It will be mostly up to you which emerges as the winner. Now read the two lists, pick the one you like better and instruct your subconscious mind to lead you in that direction. List 1: gluttony, bloating, overkill, padding, exorbitance. List 2: mother lode, wellspring, bumper crop, gold mine, cornucopia.

Gemini (MAY 21-JUNE 20)

In his poem “Interrupted Meditation,” Robert Hass blurts out the following exclamation: “I give you, here, now, a magic key. What does it open? This key I give you, what exactly does it open?” How would you answer this question, Gemini? What door or lock or heart or treasure box do you most need opened? Decide today. And please don’t name five things you need opened. Choose one, and one only. To do so will dissolve a mental block that has up until now kept you from finding the real magic key.


(July 23-Aug. 22): A half-dead blast from the past is throttling the free flow of your imagination. Your best possible future will be postponed until you agree to deal more intimately with this crumbled dream, which you have never fully grieved or surrendered. So here’s my advice: Summon the bravest, smartest love you’re capable of and lay your sad loss to rest with gentle ferocity. This may take a while, so be patient. Be inspired by the fact that your new supply of brave, smart love will be a crucial resource for the rest of your long life.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Five times every

day, devout Muslims face their holiest city, Mecca, and say prayers to Allah. Even if you’re not Islamic, I recommend that you carry out your own unique version of this ritual. The next three weeks will be a favorable time to cultivate a closer relationship with the inspirational influence, the high ideal or the divine being that reigns supreme in your life. Here’s how you


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Truth is like the flu,” says poet James Richardson. “I fight it off, but it changes in other bodies and returns in a form to which I am not immune.” In the coming days, Scorpio, I suspect you will experience that riddle firsthand — and probably on more than one occasion. Obvious secrets and wild understandings that you have fought against finding out will mutate in just the right way to sneak past your defenses. Unwelcome insights you’ve been trying to ignore will finally wiggle their way into your psyche. Don’t worry, though. These new arrivals will be turn out to be good medicine.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): According to Guinness World Records, the most consecutive time spent riding on a roller coaster is 405 hours and 40 minutes. But I suspect that during the next 15 months, a Sagittarian daredevil may exceed this mark. I have come to this conclusion because I believe your tribe will be especially adept and relatively comfortable at handling steep rises and sudden dips at high speeds. And that won’t be the only rough talent you’ll have in abundance. I’m guessing you could also set new personal bests in the categories

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Whether we like to admit it or not, all of us have acted like puppets. Bosses and teachers and loved ones can manipulate us even if they’re not in our presence. Our conditioned responses and programmed impulses may control our behavior in the present moment even though they were formed long ago. That’s the bad news. The good news is that now and then moments of lucidity blossom, revealing the puppet strings. We emerge from our unconsciousness and see that we’re under the spell of influential people to whom we have surrendered our power. This is one of those magic times for you, Capricorn. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A few weeks

ago you undertook a new course of study in the art of fun and games. You realized you hadn’t been playing hard enough and took measures to correct the problem. After refamiliarizing yourself with the mysteries of innocent joy, you raised the stakes. You began dabbling with more intensive forms of relief and release. Now you have the chance to go even further: to explore the mysteries of experimental delight. Exuberant escapades may become available to you. Amorous adventures could invite you to explore the frontiers of liberated love. Will you be brave and free enough to meet the challenge of such deeply meaningful gaiety? Meditate on this radical possibility: spiritually adept hedonism.


(Feb. 19-March 20): Poet Sharon Dolin compares artists to sunflowers. They create “a tall flashy flower that then grows heavy with seeds whose small hard shells you must crack to get to the rich nut meat.” As I contemplate the current chapter of your unfolding story, I see you as being engaged in a similar process, even if you’re not literally an artist. To be exact, you’re at the point when you are producing a tall flashy flower. The seeds have not yet begun to form, but they will soon. Later this year, the rich nut meat inside the small hard shells will be ready to pluck. For now, concentrate on generating your gorgeous, radiant flower.


ARIES (March 21-April 19): Mythologist Joseph Campbell analyzed fairy tales for clues about how the human psyche works. For example, he said that a fairy tale character who’s riding a horse is a representation of our relationship with our instinctual nature. If that character drops the reins and lets the horse gallop without guidance, he or she is symbolically surrendering control to the instincts. I bring this to your attention because I suspect you may soon be tempted to do just that that — which wouldn’t be wise. In my opinion, you’ll be best served by going against the flow of what seems natural. Sublimation and transcendence will keep you much stronger than if you followed the line of least resistance. Homework:

excerpt from Wendell Berry’s poem “Woods” captures the essence of your current situation: “I part the out-thrusting branches and come in beneath the blessed and the blessing trees. Though I am silent there is singing around me. Though I am dark there is vision around me. Though I am heavy there is flight around me.” Please remember this poem at least three times a day during the next two weeks. It’s important for you to know that no matter what murky or maudlin or mysterious mood you might be in, you are surrounded by vitality and generosity.

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I’ve always masturbated in the same position (even as a young girl). I’ve tried getting a vibrator, masturbating in other positions, using running water and soliciting advice from my women friends. Nothing gets me off the way my hands in that one position do. Problem is, I have only come half a dozen times since I’ve been sexually active. I’m afraid that my one-position masturbation has affected my ability to experience pleasure in other positions, with other methods of stimulation, etc. I’ve tried approximating it during sex, but it’s not the same. How would you suggest I get out of this selfcreated rut?

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SEXY IMPERIAL AT THE ESD You were the lovely young lady who helped me with my 3Squares application. You said you recognized me from around town; I am a notorious show dweller. I was very fond of your tight black dress, dyed hair and geek-chic style. I’d like to take you out for a drink and get to know your dark side. When: Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Where: Department of Economic Services. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913507 HAPPY BIRTHDAYS, Y AND T! Disc golf! 4:20! Video games! We love you! When: Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Where: not often enough! You: Man. Me: Woman. #913506 MONTPELIER To the gentlemen in the pink shirt, blue pants, loafers and on the blue motorcycle: How you doing? ;) When: Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Where: Montpelier. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913505 FROM THE CAPTAIN’S CHAIR I spied two beauties out on the lake Memorial Day weekend. One in pink, one in black, enjoying mimosas on the deck. The sun looked good on you ladies. Call me! When: Saturday, May 28, 2016. Where: Shelburne Bay. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913504 DOG WALKER You ran into my mom and me walking. You seem like a good guy, and my mom, also divorced, could really use some companionship. When: Monday, May 30, 2016. Where: Shelburne. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913503 ODE TO MUD You serve me often but at different times. / I leave far for long or close for short. / I have all the reason to ask you why. / Perhaps tomorrow is when we court. / Back and back and back again / For only minutes to say my part. / I hear the music from the band / that sings our melody to the heart. When: Friday, May 27, 2016. Where: Boggy Wells. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913502

SUPERHEROINE OF BAYSIDE PARK To the young woman who asked me if it was OK if she used the playground as her “free gym” while my son also played: You are inspiring and amazing! Wish I had a pound of your motivation! Made a profile just to place this ad. Won’t be checking for replies; just wanted to compliment your perseverance and its reward. When: Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Where: Bayside Park, Colchester. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913500


NOT YOUR SISTER’S UBER She canceled. But you were sweet and cute, and your payment was generous, along with your Mountain Dew-loving friend’s tip. I remember your address like you told me to, but I’m not the kind of girl who shows up on a doorstep. If you’re interested in your redheaded Uber driver, she’d be interested in a date. When: Friday, May 20, 2016. Where: in my Uber car. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913499 RED T-SHIRT, DICK’S SPORTING GOODS Couldn’t help but notice you in a red T-shirt and jeans with wavy brown hair, shopping with another girl around 7:30. I was wearing a red flannel and carrying a fishing pole and fishing gear. Just want to say that I think you are beautiful, and I would love a chance to meet you. When: Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Where: Dick’s Sporting Goods. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913498




LUNCH AT THE MIDDLEBURY WATERFALL A classic department lunch: pizza and beer by the river. I’m glad we didn’t get arrested. Danke for being such an awesome person and sincere friend. Dance party soon? When: Thursday, May 19, 2016. Where: Middlebury. You: Man. Me: Man. #913501

THREE PENNY TAPROOM ON TUESDAY? Were you headed out of Three Penny around 8 p.m.? I caught your eye as you and two friends walked out. You: 40ish-year-old man, short salt-and-pepper hair, blue shirt. Me: a 40-year-old woman, long brown curly hair, sitting by the wall with a few friends. Was there something there? When: Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Where: Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913497


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MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE SUNSET You were wearing a white flowy top and with a friend crossing Lake Street. Your short light hair and radiant blue eyes caught my attention. I couldn’t stop from smiling and caught you smiling back. I was in a black hat with an adorable puppy. Want to show each other our tattoos? When: Monday, May 23, 2016. Where: Burlington waterfront. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913496 USED TO WORK OUT TOGETHER It was a few years since we were there, but it was great seeing you on Friday. We both need to whip ourselves back into shape. If you’d ever like to work out, let me know. I have a few guest passes to where I am now. When: Monday, May 23, 2016. Where: Essex. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913495 FULL MOON MASQUERADE 5/21 We kept running into each other getting drinks. Cheers to pacing ourselves! Would you like to drink responsibly again sometime? You: black dress, black mask and curly hair. Us: red, silver, lights and neon glow sticks. Thanks again for complimenting my mask. Let’s see what we look like out of costume. When: Saturday, May 21, 2016. Where: ECHO Full Moon Masquerade. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913494 MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN ON EARTH To the blond bombshell singing “Rubin and Cherise,” wearing a suit of armor made of everyone you’ve valiantly excised from your life: I’ve seen cornflower blue eyes cloaked in tears and cried. I’ve seen your perfect smile become the laugh I still replay in my head. I’ve seen you rebuild over and over. You inspire me, and I love you. When: Sunday, March 8, 2015. Where: Bangkok Bistro. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913493 DAS PORN ‘STACHE You were tall, blond and gorgeous. It’s my job to watch people, but I couldn’t stop coming back to you. I asked if someone was making unwanted comments and laughed about the porn ‘stache. I’d love to get to know you. If you’re interested, let’s get together. If not, accept my compliments, and I hope to see you around sometime. When: Friday, May 20, 2016. Where: On Tap. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913492 GREEN UP DAY COLCHESTER My son and I parked on our road but someone else’s “property.” They called the police, and you showed up as we were finishing our good deed to let us know we were fine. You were extremely kind (and amazingly cute). Coffee sometime? When: Saturday, May 7, 2016. Where: Colchester. You: Woman. Me: Woman. #913491 MILTON HANNAFORD, WOMAN IN BLACK Friday afternoon, 4 p.m.-ish. You: black top and black skirt. Me: gray T-shirt, tan shorts. We passed once, and then I was behind you in the checkout line. I had just finished hiking and was a mess, which stopped me from saying hello. And I wish I had. Would really enjoy meeting you again. When: Friday, May 20, 2016. Where: Hannaford, Milton. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913490 THURSDAY MORNING TENNIS IN SB You two: seasoned, relaxed players. Us girls: gawky, stray-ball generators. Afterward, you asked if I was someone from the distant past. Nope, but I didn’t give you my name (which is Andrea). Coffee or a walk sometime? Or maybe you’re a very patient tennis coach? When: Thursday, May 19, 2016. Where: Szymanski Park, South Burlington. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913489

WANT SOME IRISH IN ME Just when I thought my day couldn’t get any better, your quick-witted banter threw my heart in a tailspin. Between your tall, athletic physique, gorgeous ginger hair and bright smile, I had a hard time taking my eyes off of you — black is definitely your color. Maybe we can get together sometime and see how else you can serve me. When: Saturday, May 14, 2016. Where: the Farmhouse Tap & Grill. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913488 LOWE’S SUNDAY, MAY 15, 3 P.M. We were in the checkout line talking about eighttrack tapes while the people in front of us were paying real money for a fake tree. Want to continue the conversation? When: Sunday, May 15, 2016. Where: Lowe’s. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913487 SPENCER SHOPPING IN L.L.BEAN You were looking for your size in the Lakewashed chinos, and I had to go out back to find them. I was taken aback by your eyes and smile. I had to see if you got my GoT reference since you look like Kit Harington. And, trust me, you are better looking. Drinks? When: Sunday, May 15, 2016. Where: L.L.Bean. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913486 WORK CRUSH I’m new at work, and I know we haven’t even talked more than five or so times, but I have a terrible little crush on you. Which probably means it’s never gonna happen, but who knows. I think you’re mad cute and fun to talk to. Hint: There are two of me. When: Thursday, May 12, 2016. Where: on the farm. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913485 DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH Years ago I met someone who had the headline “Diamond in the Rough.” It was on Match. I wasn’t ready to meet someone like you, and I would like to know how you’re doing and if you’re still available? When: Sunday, May 15, 2011. Where: dating service online. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913483 BUT IT’S WHERE I WORK I keep wanting to ask you out for coffee, but I don’t want you to feel put off. It’s not just that I think your mom’s the sweetest lady in town or that you have an even warmer smile than hers. I just keep wondering if we’d be friends if we knew each other better. “Only one way to find out?” When: Saturday, May 14, 2016. Where: library in central Vermont. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913482 KEEPINING THE FAITH For the beautiful woman who, like me, faithfully reads these every week and has never been spied on. Your weekly streak of disappointment has been officially broken. Call it a coincidence, but ever since, I’ve been enthralled with it all. So glad I had the gall to give you my number and you had the audacity to call back! When: Thursday, May 5, 2016. Where: Shelburne Road. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913481 BEST OF LUCK IN COLORADO You are one of the most amazing girls I have ever met. I hope your journey to Colorado gives you what you’re looking for. Your beauty is unquestioned, and your personality and intelligence are what every guy wants. You are, without question, one of the best catches I have ever met. When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Where: everywhere. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913480

SEXY PLATINUM-AND-PEPPER PONYTAIL AND GOATEE Central Vermont Shadow Spirit rider: Damn if I’m not watching every time I see a motorcycle. Sipping the last smoky maple-sweetened spritzer. My mind really misses yours; my body really, really misses yours … and my heart! Not so easy for me to walk away. Where’s the middle ground between all and nothing? I’ve got a perfect field for ‘ranging, now. When: Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Where: BarreMontpelier Road. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913479 PAINT You: at Al’s in line, red Rolling Stones T-shirt, covered in paint! Something about you ... so sexy! No ring, but I’m too shy. When: Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Where: Al’s French Frys. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913477 FINGER-LICKIN’ GOODNESS! We both ordered the same meal at Micky D’s (double QP with cheeze). We sat across from each other as we consumed our food-like products. When our eyes met, you licked your fingers clean one by one, then gave me a “Do me” stare that made my quarter-pounder supersized! I’m lovin’ it! Share more than a value meal next time? When: Sunday, May 8, 2016. Where: McDonald’s, Shelburne Road. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913476 VERGENNES: UNMARKED AMBULANCE DRIVER I keep seeing this handsome man driving a redand-white ambulance in Vergennes. Who are you? What’re you doin’ with that wahmbulance? I’m ever so curious. When: Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Where: Small City Market. You: Man. Me: Woman. #913475 NELLIE BLY, LADY IK’ SKULL? May I have your attention please: It’s your turn to be interviewed! So many questions. Have you already left on the next leg of your journey? Did they sacrifice you? I know so little about you, and now you have vanished. I believe we could be great friends; just redeem the ticket. I am a man of my word. When: Thursday, February 4, 2016. Where: anyplace, anytime. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913474 DANCING AT JULIAN LAGE 5/9 I was sitting at the next couch over, watching you move, and no one seemed to enjoy the show more (except me!). When you walked by me, you seemed to float on air, and when our eyes met a couple of times, I froze. But I’d love to learn about your other musical passions ... and dance with you all night. When: Monday, May 9, 2016. Where: Signal Kitchen. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913473 THUNDERSTORMS IN CHARLOTTE We met on our delayed flight from Charlotte. I was the last person on the plane, and your shirt smelled of olives. We shared stories of our weekend “trips,” and I’d like to do it again. When: Sunday, May 1, 2016. Where: on an airplane. You: Woman. Me: Man. #913461


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